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  • 31 Mar 2020
    The Treasure And The Pig Tuesday, March 31, 2020 Proverbs 11:22 says, “As a ring of gold in a pig’s nose, so is a beautiful woman who lacks discretion.” The truth of this scripture applies to everyone. Your life is as a gold ring, it’s priceless because you’re made in the image of God. It’s meant to be something beautiful, but if you give yourself to sinfulness; if you give your heart to greed, lust, anger, selfishness, sensuality and the like, you’re degrading something meant to be beautiful. A ring given to a pig will end up in the mud. A life given to sin will also end up in the mud. If you sell yourself cheap, your life will become cheap. You will become what you give yourself to. If you give yourself to something low, you will be lowered. But if you give yourself to something higher, then your life will be lifted up. So give yourself to what’s pure, true, and holy. Give yourself to Yeshua, Jesus, the Messiah, and your life will be lifted up. Then your life will become the treasure it was meant to be and not a ring in a pig’s nose. From Message #556 - The Pig’s Jewelry   Today's Mission Are you giving yourself to a certain sin, an indulgence, or something not of God? Today, make the decision to not degrade yourself anymore. Live your life now as a precious treasure.   Scripture: Matthew 7:6 Proverbs 11:22   Rabbi Jonathan Cahn
    8 Posted by Bud Stilwell
  • The Treasure And The Pig Tuesday, March 31, 2020 Proverbs 11:22 says, “As a ring of gold in a pig’s nose, so is a beautiful woman who lacks discretion.” The truth of this scripture applies to everyone. Your life is as a gold ring, it’s priceless because you’re made in the image of God. It’s meant to be something beautiful, but if you give yourself to sinfulness; if you give your heart to greed, lust, anger, selfishness, sensuality and the like, you’re degrading something meant to be beautiful. A ring given to a pig will end up in the mud. A life given to sin will also end up in the mud. If you sell yourself cheap, your life will become cheap. You will become what you give yourself to. If you give yourself to something low, you will be lowered. But if you give yourself to something higher, then your life will be lifted up. So give yourself to what’s pure, true, and holy. Give yourself to Yeshua, Jesus, the Messiah, and your life will be lifted up. Then your life will become the treasure it was meant to be and not a ring in a pig’s nose. From Message #556 - The Pig’s Jewelry   Today's Mission Are you giving yourself to a certain sin, an indulgence, or something not of God? Today, make the decision to not degrade yourself anymore. Live your life now as a precious treasure.   Scripture: Matthew 7:6 Proverbs 11:22   Rabbi Jonathan Cahn
    Mar 31, 2020 8
  • 31 Mar 2020
    The Trinity: The Faithful God (El Emunah) Therefore know that the LORD your God, He is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and mercy for a thousand generations with those who love Him and keep His commandments. Deuteronomy 7:9   The Lord is El Emunah, the Faithful God of the Future. Some people make gods with their hands and worship them. But idols are not able to do anything that God can do. They can’t think, feel or act. But the Lord in Heaven knows all about you, thinks of you and loves you. The Lord has promised to guide you, protect you and work all things together for His own good (Romans 8:28). Because the Father is the Faithful God, He will keep His promises. The Lord is El Emunah, the Faithful God of the past. He was faithful to bless His people when they kept past covenants, and He was faithful to punish them when they disobeyed His commandments. You can see His faithfulness when He judged His people, and you can see His faithfulness when He forgave them of their sins. As the Father has been faithful to Israel, so He will be faithful to you. Because of His mercies, we are not destroyed. His compassion is new every morning. Great is His faithfulness (Lamentations 3:22-23). The Lord is El Emunah, the Faithful God of the present. Your present is grounded in God’s past; because He has faithfully kept His word in the past, He will be faithful to you today.   Lord, forgive me when I doubt Your Word and don’t believe Your promises. Thank You for Your reminder that You are El Emunah—the Faithful God. Help me to walk confidently today and to serve You faithfully. Amen.   Go Deeper: Deuteronomy 7   You can trust God today because He was faithful in the past.
    5 Posted by Bud Stilwell
  • The Trinity: The Faithful God (El Emunah) Therefore know that the LORD your God, He is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and mercy for a thousand generations with those who love Him and keep His commandments. Deuteronomy 7:9   The Lord is El Emunah, the Faithful God of the Future. Some people make gods with their hands and worship them. But idols are not able to do anything that God can do. They can’t think, feel or act. But the Lord in Heaven knows all about you, thinks of you and loves you. The Lord has promised to guide you, protect you and work all things together for His own good (Romans 8:28). Because the Father is the Faithful God, He will keep His promises. The Lord is El Emunah, the Faithful God of the past. He was faithful to bless His people when they kept past covenants, and He was faithful to punish them when they disobeyed His commandments. You can see His faithfulness when He judged His people, and you can see His faithfulness when He forgave them of their sins. As the Father has been faithful to Israel, so He will be faithful to you. Because of His mercies, we are not destroyed. His compassion is new every morning. Great is His faithfulness (Lamentations 3:22-23). The Lord is El Emunah, the Faithful God of the present. Your present is grounded in God’s past; because He has faithfully kept His word in the past, He will be faithful to you today.   Lord, forgive me when I doubt Your Word and don’t believe Your promises. Thank You for Your reminder that You are El Emunah—the Faithful God. Help me to walk confidently today and to serve You faithfully. Amen.   Go Deeper: Deuteronomy 7   You can trust God today because He was faithful in the past.
    Mar 31, 2020 5
  • 31 Mar 2020
    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Heavenly Father,   Thank You for Your Word, The Holy Bible, and for how it always points towards Your love for me and others.   I ask that You would release my mind from all distractions and fears today so that I can focus on Jesus and those around me.   I lift up those struggling with depression, anxiety, and other fearful emotions.   I ask that You would fill their hearts with Your peace, strength, and courage and that You would release each person from all negative emotions.   Please surround them with a loving community and minister to them through Your Holy Spirit...   The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Deuteronomy 31:8   Thank You for being the God who goes before me, especially in my times of struggle and fear.   In Jesus' name, I pray,   Amen
    5 Posted by Bud Stilwell
  • Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Heavenly Father,   Thank You for Your Word, The Holy Bible, and for how it always points towards Your love for me and others.   I ask that You would release my mind from all distractions and fears today so that I can focus on Jesus and those around me.   I lift up those struggling with depression, anxiety, and other fearful emotions.   I ask that You would fill their hearts with Your peace, strength, and courage and that You would release each person from all negative emotions.   Please surround them with a loving community and minister to them through Your Holy Spirit...   The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Deuteronomy 31:8   Thank You for being the God who goes before me, especially in my times of struggle and fear.   In Jesus' name, I pray,   Amen
    Mar 31, 2020 5
  • 31 Mar 2020
    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Deuteronomy 31:8
    5 Posted by Bud Stilwell
  • Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Deuteronomy 31:8
    Mar 31, 2020 5
  • 30 Mar 2020
    Don’t Just Talk About Heaven Monday, March 30, 2020 We are commanded by the Messiah to preach the Gospel and the kingdom of heaven. However, our faith is not primarily about getting into heaven. It’s about heaven getting into us. Heaven is in us because God is in us. So it’s not enough to just talk about Him, we have to show Him. Paul was taken up into heaven. He said he couldn’t speak about all the things he saw, it was too much. But he showed it by living a heavenly life. For the rest of his life, he lived a life of faith and perseverance, a life worthy of heaven, of someone who had been there. He kept rejoicing and persevering because of heaven. He showed them the reality of it. If you’re born again, you’re born from heaven and you need to do the same thing Paul did. You need to show heaven. life now. For heaven is too wonderful to only be spoken about. So don’t just talk about it, put your life where your mouth is. Show them. From Message #555 - Show-Em   Today's Mission Today, be an example and live a life of a true believer. Don’t just talk about God’s love and blessings – prove it! Show it!   Scripture: Luke 7:22   Rabbi Jonathan Cahn
    15 Posted by Bud Stilwell
  • Don’t Just Talk About Heaven Monday, March 30, 2020 We are commanded by the Messiah to preach the Gospel and the kingdom of heaven. However, our faith is not primarily about getting into heaven. It’s about heaven getting into us. Heaven is in us because God is in us. So it’s not enough to just talk about Him, we have to show Him. Paul was taken up into heaven. He said he couldn’t speak about all the things he saw, it was too much. But he showed it by living a heavenly life. For the rest of his life, he lived a life of faith and perseverance, a life worthy of heaven, of someone who had been there. He kept rejoicing and persevering because of heaven. He showed them the reality of it. If you’re born again, you’re born from heaven and you need to do the same thing Paul did. You need to show heaven. life now. For heaven is too wonderful to only be spoken about. So don’t just talk about it, put your life where your mouth is. Show them. From Message #555 - Show-Em   Today's Mission Today, be an example and live a life of a true believer. Don’t just talk about God’s love and blessings – prove it! Show it!   Scripture: Luke 7:22   Rabbi Jonathan Cahn
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  • 30 Mar 2020
    Jesus: The Man Christ Jesus For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus. 1 Timothy 2:5   Jesus was human because He was born of the virgin Mary. He is the Man Christ Jesus; therefore He understands your desires and dreams, and He knows the weaknesses of the human body. He knows what it means to be tired; He suffered on Calvary until He lost consciousness. You do not have any natural human weakness that Jesus doesn’t understand. Therefore, the Man Christ Jesus can intercede to the Father for you. He can ask for help with your weaknesses. Because Jesus is a man, He can be your Mediator.   Christ Jesus, I come to You as my Mediator. You know my weaknesses and You understand my failures; ask the Father to give me the strength to stand against temptation. You understand my dreams and ambitions; help me reach my life goals.   Jesus is the Man Christ Jesus. When the title “Christ” appears before the human name “Jesus,” it emphasizes His work on the cross as our Redeemer. When the name “Jesus” appears first, it emphasizes the man who died on the cross. So in today’s verse, the Man Christ Jesus stands at the right hand of the Father as your Intercessor and Mediator (Hebrews 7:24-25). He is pleading with the Father to forgive your sins. Confess all your sins now and ask for forgiveness, because the Man Christ Jesus is interceding to the Father for you.   Christ Jesus, I come asking for forgiveness of sins. Be my Mediator with the Father for me. Cleanse me and make me useable to serve You this day. Amen.   Go Deeper: 1 Timothy 1:1-7   The Man Christ Jesus is your effective Mediator to the Father.
    9 Posted by Bud Stilwell
  • Jesus: The Man Christ Jesus For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus. 1 Timothy 2:5   Jesus was human because He was born of the virgin Mary. He is the Man Christ Jesus; therefore He understands your desires and dreams, and He knows the weaknesses of the human body. He knows what it means to be tired; He suffered on Calvary until He lost consciousness. You do not have any natural human weakness that Jesus doesn’t understand. Therefore, the Man Christ Jesus can intercede to the Father for you. He can ask for help with your weaknesses. Because Jesus is a man, He can be your Mediator.   Christ Jesus, I come to You as my Mediator. You know my weaknesses and You understand my failures; ask the Father to give me the strength to stand against temptation. You understand my dreams and ambitions; help me reach my life goals.   Jesus is the Man Christ Jesus. When the title “Christ” appears before the human name “Jesus,” it emphasizes His work on the cross as our Redeemer. When the name “Jesus” appears first, it emphasizes the man who died on the cross. So in today’s verse, the Man Christ Jesus stands at the right hand of the Father as your Intercessor and Mediator (Hebrews 7:24-25). He is pleading with the Father to forgive your sins. Confess all your sins now and ask for forgiveness, because the Man Christ Jesus is interceding to the Father for you.   Christ Jesus, I come asking for forgiveness of sins. Be my Mediator with the Father for me. Cleanse me and make me useable to serve You this day. Amen.   Go Deeper: 1 Timothy 1:1-7   The Man Christ Jesus is your effective Mediator to the Father.
    Mar 30, 2020 9
  • 26 Dec 2016
    Romans 12:2 (KJV) 2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
    244208 Posted by CINDY T
  • By CINDY T
    Romans 12:2 (KJV) 2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
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  • 07 Apr 2019
    What Makes Christianity Different? By Billy Graham   •   April 7 Share22K+ Tweet Home Daily Devotion What Makes Christianity Different? He is not here, but is risen.—Luke 24:6 Something distinguishes Christianity from all the religions of the world. Not only does it carry the truth of the redemption, by the death of our Savior for our sins on the cross, but it carries the fact that Christ rose again. Only the Christian faith claims that its Leader died and rose again and is alive at this moment. Many gravestones carry the inscription, “Here lies . . . ,” but on Christ’s tomb are emblazoned the words, “He is not here.” Christianity has no shrines to visit, no dusty remains to venerate, no tombs at which to worship. Many good men have lived, and still live, in the memory of those who knew them, but there is only one Man who conquered death—Jesus Christ—and He will live forever. Listen to Billy Graham explain the resurrection in one minute. Prayer for the day The account of Your resurrection never ceases to bring me joy, Lord Jesus.
    62053 Posted by Don Safford
  • What Makes Christianity Different? By Billy Graham   •   April 7 Share22K+ Tweet Home Daily Devotion What Makes Christianity Different? He is not here, but is risen.—Luke 24:6 Something distinguishes Christianity from all the religions of the world. Not only does it carry the truth of the redemption, by the death of our Savior for our sins on the cross, but it carries the fact that Christ rose again. Only the Christian faith claims that its Leader died and rose again and is alive at this moment. Many gravestones carry the inscription, “Here lies . . . ,” but on Christ’s tomb are emblazoned the words, “He is not here.” Christianity has no shrines to visit, no dusty remains to venerate, no tombs at which to worship. Many good men have lived, and still live, in the memory of those who knew them, but there is only one Man who conquered death—Jesus Christ—and He will live forever. Listen to Billy Graham explain the resurrection in one minute. Prayer for the day The account of Your resurrection never ceases to bring me joy, Lord Jesus.
    Apr 07, 2019 62053
  • 23 Jul 2016
    Once again, I have had several instances of a recurring theme show up, getting my attention. In this case it revolves around a shoe. You see, ever since I broke my leg, the time I spent recovering and healing, I found myself truly diving into Gods word for solace and comfort. I also spent a great deal of time painting, (although the paint was digital, just me and my iPad) I was playing around one day and just happened to start a free-form painting, something that looked like a woman's high heel shoe emerged, so I went with it. It came out fantastic, it pleased me so much, that it became the first in a series of shoes. I thought later on about it that perhaps it was because I was injured and desirous of being able to return to such attire (which seemed really far off, if ever at all).LOLRolling ahead, I've recovered, but keep painting my fancy shoes amongst other works of art. Incidentally, over over the last few weeks, I've been drawn to several passages in the Bible, all of which revolve around a shoe or shoes. I watched the movie, the Story of Ruth from the Bible, (Ruth 4:7) who became the wife of Boaz, (the Great Grandparents of David) I read about Moses being instructed to remove his shoes, as he was standing on Holy ground (Exodus 3:5) and the same thing for Joshua (Joshua 5: 14-15). Further research uncovered yet other mention of shoes, such as (Amos 2:6) which refers to Joseph, who was sold by his brothers into slavery! (which speaks to the injustices of this world, those who sit in high places who have dominion and power, supposing to be in good standing, who are not)Every account mentioned above, has different meanings, different connotations attached, one meant concession (forfeiting their possession or rights thereto) another meant humbleness, in standing before God and yet another stood for symbolism of an injustice (where money, possession and power were favored over the kinship of blood and brotherhood). So what is the underlying unifying theme to all of this. It is obedience, obtaining it, remaining in it or the lack of it!I think of a baby, walking around with no shoes, barefoot and it conjures up thoughts of trust, being carefree and cared for. God wants us in spirit to be barefoot to Him, like a baby. We see the loss of a shoe, as symbolic, this applies to anything you might have lost in your life; if it's yours and meant for you, worn by you, what use is it to anyone else?! In all honesty those that take from others will find that their spoils are as useful as one shoe, in other words useless! That which is taken from us wrongfully, will surely have to be returned or counted to us for restitution. Then we have the conscious and intentional forfeit, isn't that a picture of dying to this world for the gain of Christ Jesus?! Having the Lord dwell within us, shouldn't we allow Him to fill our shoes? To order our footsteps and keep us on that path?! Blessed are the feet of those who spread the Gospel! Romans 10:15 And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things! I hope that gives you some new insights on the significance of walking with the Lord and staying in step with the rhythm of obedience! Have a Blessed week!Heavenly Father, I plead the blood of the lamb protection over me and mine, over the family, my brothers and sisters in Christ, Lord. let our footsteps always be in proper alignment. Keep us on the path to attaining Your righteousness, go before us in all things preparing the way. Help us to stand strong in Your will and walk swiftly away from anything that is not pleasing to You. Steady us in our endeavors and bless us as we carry out your commands in this life as well as the one promised to us, which is coming soon! In Jesus Yehushua Mighty name, we pray amen!Amos 2:6 Thus saith the LORD; For three transgressions of Israel, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they sold the righteous for silver, and the poor for a pair of shoes;Joshua 5: 14-15 He said, “No; rather I indeed come now as captain of the host of the LORD.” And Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and bowed down, and said to him, “What has my lord to say to his servant?” 15The captain of the LORD’S host said to Joshua, “Remove your sandals from your feet, for the place where you are standing is holy.” And Joshua did so. Exodus 3:5 And he said, Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground.Ruth4:7 Now this was the manner in former time in Israel concerning redeeming and concerning changing, for to confirm all things; a man plucked off his shoe, and gave it to his neighbour: and this was a testimony in Israel.Isaiah 52:7How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that brings good tidings, that publishes peace; that brings good tidings of good, that publishes salvation; that says unto Zion, Your God reigns!*´¨) ¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*¨) (¸.•´ (¸.•` ¤ Susan SMZ3D ت smz ™ © ® NOW on Podcast!http://www.spreaker.com/show/the_monday_message_by_susanmarie_z The Monday Message Blogwww.TheMondayMorningMessage.comThe Monday Message of FBhttps://www.facebook.com/MondayMorningMessageThe Eternal Body Of Christ on FBhttps://www.facebook.com/TheEternalBodyOfChrist
    35582 Posted by Susan Marie
  • Once again, I have had several instances of a recurring theme show up, getting my attention. In this case it revolves around a shoe. You see, ever since I broke my leg, the time I spent recovering and healing, I found myself truly diving into Gods word for solace and comfort. I also spent a great deal of time painting, (although the paint was digital, just me and my iPad) I was playing around one day and just happened to start a free-form painting, something that looked like a woman's high heel shoe emerged, so I went with it. It came out fantastic, it pleased me so much, that it became the first in a series of shoes. I thought later on about it that perhaps it was because I was injured and desirous of being able to return to such attire (which seemed really far off, if ever at all).LOLRolling ahead, I've recovered, but keep painting my fancy shoes amongst other works of art. Incidentally, over over the last few weeks, I've been drawn to several passages in the Bible, all of which revolve around a shoe or shoes. I watched the movie, the Story of Ruth from the Bible, (Ruth 4:7) who became the wife of Boaz, (the Great Grandparents of David) I read about Moses being instructed to remove his shoes, as he was standing on Holy ground (Exodus 3:5) and the same thing for Joshua (Joshua 5: 14-15). Further research uncovered yet other mention of shoes, such as (Amos 2:6) which refers to Joseph, who was sold by his brothers into slavery! (which speaks to the injustices of this world, those who sit in high places who have dominion and power, supposing to be in good standing, who are not)Every account mentioned above, has different meanings, different connotations attached, one meant concession (forfeiting their possession or rights thereto) another meant humbleness, in standing before God and yet another stood for symbolism of an injustice (where money, possession and power were favored over the kinship of blood and brotherhood). So what is the underlying unifying theme to all of this. It is obedience, obtaining it, remaining in it or the lack of it!I think of a baby, walking around with no shoes, barefoot and it conjures up thoughts of trust, being carefree and cared for. God wants us in spirit to be barefoot to Him, like a baby. We see the loss of a shoe, as symbolic, this applies to anything you might have lost in your life; if it's yours and meant for you, worn by you, what use is it to anyone else?! In all honesty those that take from others will find that their spoils are as useful as one shoe, in other words useless! That which is taken from us wrongfully, will surely have to be returned or counted to us for restitution. Then we have the conscious and intentional forfeit, isn't that a picture of dying to this world for the gain of Christ Jesus?! Having the Lord dwell within us, shouldn't we allow Him to fill our shoes? To order our footsteps and keep us on that path?! Blessed are the feet of those who spread the Gospel! Romans 10:15 And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things! I hope that gives you some new insights on the significance of walking with the Lord and staying in step with the rhythm of obedience! Have a Blessed week!Heavenly Father, I plead the blood of the lamb protection over me and mine, over the family, my brothers and sisters in Christ, Lord. let our footsteps always be in proper alignment. Keep us on the path to attaining Your righteousness, go before us in all things preparing the way. Help us to stand strong in Your will and walk swiftly away from anything that is not pleasing to You. Steady us in our endeavors and bless us as we carry out your commands in this life as well as the one promised to us, which is coming soon! In Jesus Yehushua Mighty name, we pray amen!Amos 2:6 Thus saith the LORD; For three transgressions of Israel, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they sold the righteous for silver, and the poor for a pair of shoes;Joshua 5: 14-15 He said, “No; rather I indeed come now as captain of the host of the LORD.” And Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and bowed down, and said to him, “What has my lord to say to his servant?” 15The captain of the LORD’S host said to Joshua, “Remove your sandals from your feet, for the place where you are standing is holy.” And Joshua did so. Exodus 3:5 And he said, Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground.Ruth4:7 Now this was the manner in former time in Israel concerning redeeming and concerning changing, for to confirm all things; a man plucked off his shoe, and gave it to his neighbour: and this was a testimony in Israel.Isaiah 52:7How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that brings good tidings, that publishes peace; that brings good tidings of good, that publishes salvation; that says unto Zion, Your God reigns!*´¨) ¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*¨) (¸.•´ (¸.•` ¤ Susan SMZ3D ت smz ™ © ® NOW on Podcast!http://www.spreaker.com/show/the_monday_message_by_susanmarie_z The Monday Message Blogwww.TheMondayMorningMessage.comThe Monday Message of FBhttps://www.facebook.com/MondayMorningMessageThe Eternal Body Of Christ on FBhttps://www.facebook.com/TheEternalBodyOfChrist
    Jul 23, 2016 35582
  • 12 Jan 2017
      "Being  a Chrsitian is more than a  instantaneous conversation it is a daily process '' Billy Graham, " This song should be our prayer to be more like Jesus .................... More Like You More like you, Jesus, more like you Fill my heart with your desire To make me more like you More like you, Jesus, more like you Touch my lips with Holy fire And make me more like you Lord you are my mercy Lord you are my grace All my deepest sins Have forever been erased Draw me in your presence Lead me in your ways I long to bring you glory In righteousness and praise Lord you are compassion And never ending love For you have redeemed me By your priceless blood Create in me a clean heart A spirit that is new The joy of my salvation Is only found in you! 
    21305 Posted by CINDY T
  • By CINDY T
      "Being  a Chrsitian is more than a  instantaneous conversation it is a daily process '' Billy Graham, " This song should be our prayer to be more like Jesus .................... More Like You More like you, Jesus, more like you Fill my heart with your desire To make me more like you More like you, Jesus, more like you Touch my lips with Holy fire And make me more like you Lord you are my mercy Lord you are my grace All my deepest sins Have forever been erased Draw me in your presence Lead me in your ways I long to bring you glory In righteousness and praise Lord you are compassion And never ending love For you have redeemed me By your priceless blood Create in me a clean heart A spirit that is new The joy of my salvation Is only found in you! 
    Jan 12, 2017 21305
  • 27 Aug 2016
    God only requires of his adult children, that their hearts be truly purified, and that they offer him continually the wishes and vows that naturally spring from perfect love. For these desires, being the genuine fruits of love, are the most perfect prayers that can spring from it. It is scarce conceivable how strait the way is wherein God leads them that follow him; and how dependent on him we must be, unless we are wanting in our faithfulness to him. John Wesley
    21008 Posted by Bud Stilwell
  • God only requires of his adult children, that their hearts be truly purified, and that they offer him continually the wishes and vows that naturally spring from perfect love. For these desires, being the genuine fruits of love, are the most perfect prayers that can spring from it. It is scarce conceivable how strait the way is wherein God leads them that follow him; and how dependent on him we must be, unless we are wanting in our faithfulness to him. John Wesley
    Aug 27, 2016 21008
  • 14 Feb 2017
    Love Has to Grow Joni Eareckson Tada, “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” -1 Corinthians 13:4, 6-7 Love must grow. It can’t stand still, and it certainly cannot go backward. Love must flourish or else it withers and dies. In fact, growth in a relationship is very much like growth in a tree or flower. If a flower doesn’t bloom, if a tree doesn’t sprout leaves, it signals a problem. Our love for the Lord Jesus is also a living thing. We are intimately united with Him in His body. Remember, love between you and your Lord, like anything that lives, must grow. Just think 1 Corinthians 13 is how God feels about you! We can always come up with good excuses as to why our relationships do not progress and increase in love. But instead of blaming others, ask yourself a couple of direct questions about love. Do I protect my loved one’s reputation? Are my expectations unrealistic? Do I pray committedly? Does my love cover a multitude of the other’s sins? Do I keep Christ at the center of our relationship? Lord, help me to be patient and kind toward others. Help me not to envy those who seem to be enjoying tremendous progress and increase in their marriages. Help me not to boast when I’m right, or be proud when others are wrong. Help me not to be rude to my husband… wife… or friend. I don’t want my love to be self-seeking, or easily angered. And, Lord, convict me if I start keeping a record of wrongs, for I desire that my love will always rejoice with the truth. Help me to have faith, hope, and love ever increasing, ever growing. Taken from Diamonds in the Dust. © 1993 by Joni Eareckson Tada.
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  • By CINDY T
    Love Has to Grow Joni Eareckson Tada, “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” -1 Corinthians 13:4, 6-7 Love must grow. It can’t stand still, and it certainly cannot go backward. Love must flourish or else it withers and dies. In fact, growth in a relationship is very much like growth in a tree or flower. If a flower doesn’t bloom, if a tree doesn’t sprout leaves, it signals a problem. Our love for the Lord Jesus is also a living thing. We are intimately united with Him in His body. Remember, love between you and your Lord, like anything that lives, must grow. Just think 1 Corinthians 13 is how God feels about you! We can always come up with good excuses as to why our relationships do not progress and increase in love. But instead of blaming others, ask yourself a couple of direct questions about love. Do I protect my loved one’s reputation? Are my expectations unrealistic? Do I pray committedly? Does my love cover a multitude of the other’s sins? Do I keep Christ at the center of our relationship? Lord, help me to be patient and kind toward others. Help me not to envy those who seem to be enjoying tremendous progress and increase in their marriages. Help me not to boast when I’m right, or be proud when others are wrong. Help me not to be rude to my husband… wife… or friend. I don’t want my love to be self-seeking, or easily angered. And, Lord, convict me if I start keeping a record of wrongs, for I desire that my love will always rejoice with the truth. Help me to have faith, hope, and love ever increasing, ever growing. Taken from Diamonds in the Dust. © 1993 by Joni Eareckson Tada.
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