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  • 28 May 2020
    I crocheted this cross! It’s based off this bible verse. I have taken up my cross and followed Jesus. I created this cross with ruffles, as I didn’t want it to be flat. I have created this for Jesus, my gift from my heart to Jesus... “Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.” ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭16:24‬ ‭KJV‬‬
    3 Posted by Dee B.
  • By Dee B.
    I crocheted this cross! It’s based off this bible verse. I have taken up my cross and followed Jesus. I created this cross with ruffles, as I didn’t want it to be flat. I have created this for Jesus, my gift from my heart to Jesus... “Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.” ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭16:24‬ ‭KJV‬‬
    May 28, 2020 3
  • 28 May 2020
    We may be so excited about what God has done for us that we want to rush right out and tell everyone our story. Or we may be very shy and hesitate to tell people, especially if we think they are better than we are. We all have a valuable story to tell; we just need to discover the best way to communicate it. God led the evangelist Philip to meet an influential traveler who “had gone to Jerusalem to worship, and he was now returning . . . reading aloud from the book of the prophet Isaiah. The Holy Spirit said to Philip, ‘Go over and walk along beside the carriage.’ Philip ran over and heard the man reading from the prophet Isaiah. Philip asked, ‘Do you understand what you are reading?’ The man replied, ‘How can I, unless someone instructs me?’ . . . So beginning with this same Scripture, Philip told him the Good News about Jesus” (Acts 8:27-31, 35). The way Philip communicated is a model for us. He was sensitive to allow God to lead him to someone who was ready. He wasn’t intimidated by the man’s status and did not hesitate to tell him the Good News about Jesus. Philip began by listening carefully. He tuned into the man’s need and interests and then explained their relationship to the message he was prepared to share. Whether we are zealous or shy, following this model can help us communicate our message in a way that people can understand and receive it.
    4 Posted by Vance Wingo
  • We may be so excited about what God has done for us that we want to rush right out and tell everyone our story. Or we may be very shy and hesitate to tell people, especially if we think they are better than we are. We all have a valuable story to tell; we just need to discover the best way to communicate it. God led the evangelist Philip to meet an influential traveler who “had gone to Jerusalem to worship, and he was now returning . . . reading aloud from the book of the prophet Isaiah. The Holy Spirit said to Philip, ‘Go over and walk along beside the carriage.’ Philip ran over and heard the man reading from the prophet Isaiah. Philip asked, ‘Do you understand what you are reading?’ The man replied, ‘How can I, unless someone instructs me?’ . . . So beginning with this same Scripture, Philip told him the Good News about Jesus” (Acts 8:27-31, 35). The way Philip communicated is a model for us. He was sensitive to allow God to lead him to someone who was ready. He wasn’t intimidated by the man’s status and did not hesitate to tell him the Good News about Jesus. Philip began by listening carefully. He tuned into the man’s need and interests and then explained their relationship to the message he was prepared to share. Whether we are zealous or shy, following this model can help us communicate our message in a way that people can understand and receive it.
    May 28, 2020 4
  • 28 May 2020
    May 28 God Is with You I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation. Psalm 13:5, niv The apostle John, suffering in exile on Patmos near the end of his life, must have prayed earnestly to be restored to his church and to his ministry. He must have begged God to get him off of the remote island so he could continue preaching and serving as a pastor and evangelist. Yet God didn’t answer his prayers. Instead, John related that it was on Patmos that God drew near to him and gave him a vision of the glory of Jesus Christ—a vision he recorded for the encouragement of every generation of believers since that time in the Book of Revelation. Jesus was with him in exile on Patmos! What is your Patmos? A place where you are seemingly cut off and exiled from ministry and family? Is it a hospital bed? Or a small home with small children? Is it a workplace where you are surrounded by politically correct hostility to Christ? Then look up! God is with you!
    6 Posted by Donald S
  • May 28 God Is with You I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation. Psalm 13:5, niv The apostle John, suffering in exile on Patmos near the end of his life, must have prayed earnestly to be restored to his church and to his ministry. He must have begged God to get him off of the remote island so he could continue preaching and serving as a pastor and evangelist. Yet God didn’t answer his prayers. Instead, John related that it was on Patmos that God drew near to him and gave him a vision of the glory of Jesus Christ—a vision he recorded for the encouragement of every generation of believers since that time in the Book of Revelation. Jesus was with him in exile on Patmos! What is your Patmos? A place where you are seemingly cut off and exiled from ministry and family? Is it a hospital bed? Or a small home with small children? Is it a workplace where you are surrounded by politically correct hostility to Christ? Then look up! God is with you!
    May 28, 2020 6
  • 28 May 2020
    Returning to Your First Love MAY 28 Remember therefore from where you have fallen and repent. Revelation 2:5a I got pulled over by the police on my honeymoon. My wife Joyce and I were driving south from Daytona Beach on our way back to West Palm Beach, and I was so in love with her, I had two eyes on her and no eyes on the road. A policeman hailed me over and told me I had broken the 35 mph speed limit. I was surprised because I hadn’t seen a sign that changed the limit from 55 to 35. He said, “All right, young man, here’s what I want you to do. Turn around and drive back about three blocks. Look at the sign and go on.” That was my punishment. The officer made me go back before I could go on. Did you know that the word “repent” literally means to turn around and go in the opposite direction? That’s exactly what our Lord is saying to the church in Revelation 2: 4-5a.    Nevertheless, I have this against you, that you have left your first love. Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent What’s he saying?  “But I have this complaint against you. You don’t love me or each other as you did at first! Think about those times of your first love (how different now!) and turn back to me again …” The Lord Jesus Christ is telling us to return to our first love, a passionate love for Him. 
    6 Posted by Donald S
  • Returning to Your First Love MAY 28 Remember therefore from where you have fallen and repent. Revelation 2:5a I got pulled over by the police on my honeymoon. My wife Joyce and I were driving south from Daytona Beach on our way back to West Palm Beach, and I was so in love with her, I had two eyes on her and no eyes on the road. A policeman hailed me over and told me I had broken the 35 mph speed limit. I was surprised because I hadn’t seen a sign that changed the limit from 55 to 35. He said, “All right, young man, here’s what I want you to do. Turn around and drive back about three blocks. Look at the sign and go on.” That was my punishment. The officer made me go back before I could go on. Did you know that the word “repent” literally means to turn around and go in the opposite direction? That’s exactly what our Lord is saying to the church in Revelation 2: 4-5a.    Nevertheless, I have this against you, that you have left your first love. Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent What’s he saying?  “But I have this complaint against you. You don’t love me or each other as you did at first! Think about those times of your first love (how different now!) and turn back to me again …” The Lord Jesus Christ is telling us to return to our first love, a passionate love for Him. 
    May 28, 2020 6
  • 28 May 2020
    TOZER DEVOTIONAL Thu, May 28, 2020 The Laws of Concentration and Fascination Then there is the law of concentration. The secret of every successful person is concentration. Take a musician, for example. Most musicians are mediocre because they do not have time to concentrate. They might have greater ability than they are ever able to bring out because other things take their time. But an excellent musician must study and practice five and six hours a day. They must give themselves to it completely and concentrate. . . . Musicians, athletes and scientists may do other things, but they have just one thing to which they are totally committed. Third, there is the law of fascination. This is a little harder to understand, but it is just as real. To be fascinated, according to the dictionary, is to be held spellbound by some irresistible charm. If something does not fascinate us, we can take it or leave it. It is like the various art exhibitions. I can take them or leave them. Some people think a lot of the exhibitions, and I will go if somebody invites me; but I am not fascinated by them. I am not drawn to them by a charm that I cannot break. But in the kingdom of God there is the law of fascination, the law of irresistible charm. Christians who do not know the law will never be anything but half-Christians all their lives. They will always be in the rut. The law of fascination as seen in the world is often a personal tragedy. Being fascinated by something evil, base or unworthy can be a terrible tragedy. . . . Our Lord turns it around and says, "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened . . . Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls" (Matthew 11:28-29). In effect He says, "Come to me and be fascinated by me. Concentrate upon me, surrender to me and yield so completely to me that you can give all to me." Verse Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.Philippians 3:13-14 Thought Paul concentrated, pressing on. He was fascinated by the heavenward goal in Christ Jesus. For many of us knowing Christ is a goal but not the primary one in life. Prayer Lord, knowing You is the primary goal of my life. Forgive me for becoming absorbed in secondary matters.
  • TOZER DEVOTIONAL Thu, May 28, 2020 The Laws of Concentration and Fascination Then there is the law of concentration. The secret of every successful person is concentration. Take a musician, for example. Most musicians are mediocre because they do not have time to concentrate. They might have greater ability than they are ever able to bring out because other things take their time. But an excellent musician must study and practice five and six hours a day. They must give themselves to it completely and concentrate. . . . Musicians, athletes and scientists may do other things, but they have just one thing to which they are totally committed. Third, there is the law of fascination. This is a little harder to understand, but it is just as real. To be fascinated, according to the dictionary, is to be held spellbound by some irresistible charm. If something does not fascinate us, we can take it or leave it. It is like the various art exhibitions. I can take them or leave them. Some people think a lot of the exhibitions, and I will go if somebody invites me; but I am not fascinated by them. I am not drawn to them by a charm that I cannot break. But in the kingdom of God there is the law of fascination, the law of irresistible charm. Christians who do not know the law will never be anything but half-Christians all their lives. They will always be in the rut. The law of fascination as seen in the world is often a personal tragedy. Being fascinated by something evil, base or unworthy can be a terrible tragedy. . . . Our Lord turns it around and says, "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened . . . Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls" (Matthew 11:28-29). In effect He says, "Come to me and be fascinated by me. Concentrate upon me, surrender to me and yield so completely to me that you can give all to me." Verse Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.Philippians 3:13-14 Thought Paul concentrated, pressing on. He was fascinated by the heavenward goal in Christ Jesus. For many of us knowing Christ is a goal but not the primary one in life. Prayer Lord, knowing You is the primary goal of my life. Forgive me for becoming absorbed in secondary matters.
    May 28, 2020 6
  • 28 May 2020
    May 28 "Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.” - John 14:27 Ed, our oldest son, now a pastor in Dallas, was born while Jo Beth and I served in a small North Carolina textile community. A midwife stayed with us. She was a godly woman, so one Thursday, desperate for a preaching topic, I asked her, “What’s the best sermon you ever heard?” “It was on ‘heart trouble,’” she replied. “What was the text?” I asked. “John 14!” she answered. We may be focused on physical heart trouble, but God’s concern is that the spiritual heart not be troubled. If it is well, our whole being will be untroubled.
    6 Posted by Donald S
  • May 28 "Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.” - John 14:27 Ed, our oldest son, now a pastor in Dallas, was born while Jo Beth and I served in a small North Carolina textile community. A midwife stayed with us. She was a godly woman, so one Thursday, desperate for a preaching topic, I asked her, “What’s the best sermon you ever heard?” “It was on ‘heart trouble,’” she replied. “What was the text?” I asked. “John 14!” she answered. We may be focused on physical heart trouble, but God’s concern is that the spiritual heart not be troubled. If it is well, our whole being will be untroubled.
    May 28, 2020 6
  • 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.
    248479 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.
    Dec 26, 2016 248479
  • 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.
    67220 Posted by Donald S
  • 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.
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  • 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
    35816 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 35816
  • 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! 
    22396 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 22396
  • 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
    21264 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
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  • 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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