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  • 11 Jul 2017
    So submit to [the authority of] God. Resist the devil [stand firm against him] and he will flee from you. James 4:7 Young, energetic, and extremely cross-eyed, the widely proclaimed English evangelist George Whitefield was on a tour of New England, and this was his second trip to the church in Ipswich, MA. On that early fall day in 1740, he preached a long and energetic sermon of such great intensity that his voice could be heard for miles around. Thousands flocked to the Green. The church being insufficient in size for such a gathering, he made the ledge outside of the church his stage. Behind the pulpit in the church was a large curved mirror, the origin and purpose of which has never been known. Some folks believed that on Sunday mornings the Devil would hide behind it and glare at the people seated before him. On this day, the Reverend Whitefield’s resounding voice outside of the walls, complete with condemnation of Satan and threats of fire and brimstone must have infuriated Old Lucifer to the breaking point. The words were harsher than he could bear, and he burst forth before the startled masses gathered on the hill. What happened next has been told with infinite variations since that fateful day, but it is agreed by all that the devil and the young Reverend went at it, wrestling like maniacs, pushing and shoving each other back and forth. Whitefield gave chase and soon they were face to face at the pinnacle of the steeple with the horrified congregation watching below. The esteemed pastor uttered forth with his commanding voice, accompanied by a mighty push. The devil was hurled to the rocks below, landed on one foot and scrambled down the hill in terrified leaps and bounds, never to return. This was apparently such a normal occurrence for the Reverend that he wrote modestly in his journal, “Tuesday, Sept. 30, Preached at Ipswich about 10 in the morning to some Thousands; the Lord gave me Freedom, and there was great Melting in the Congregation.” News of his evangelical prowess spread throughout England and America, and the “Great Awakening” was born, giving rise to the Methodists, who built a church on the green with an even more massive steeple. The legend of the Devil’s Footprint has a symbolic truth–Town Hill’s hellish origin was a chain of volcanic islands that “floated” here due to continental drift. Image from the Mural painted by Alan Pearsall at the Ipswich Riverwalk This is where the story gets really weird! Received so well, the Reverend Whitefield chose to make New England his home. He died on Sunday, September 30, 1770 (exactly 30 years later to the day) in Newburyport and is buried there in a crypt under the pulpit at the Old South Church, the very church where he had planned to preach the next day. It is estimated that there have been well over 30,000 visitors to his crypt since it was relocated there in 1829. Visitors are invited to sign the log book located near the crypt. Whitefield’s body was considered a sacred relic, and in 1829 a visitor from England managed to steal a bust of Reverend Whitefield, as well one of the arms from his skeleton. The thief was never apprehended, but the items were anonymously returned twenty years later in a small wooden box. Two thousand people joined the Newburyport procession for its return to the vault, with the exception of a mummified thumb which is on display at the Methodist Archives Center in Madison, N.J. The plaster skull and bible casting shown above are at the Old South Church and were made from Rev. Whitefield’s skull in 1834 by William B. Fowle in Boston, who sent the skull anonymously to London to a leading phrenology expert. In a letter contained in the church archives to a committee overseeing the casting of Whitefield’s skull, Mr. Fowle remarked, “Perhaps it will interest you to know that those of us who have studied the character of Whitefield, and compared it with his skull, find so great a coincidence that our belief in phrenology is much strengthened. By placing the skull in a natural position, and drawing a vertical line from the orifice of the ear to the top of the head, you will find, what you rarely find in the head of a great good man, that the larger part of the brain falls behind the ear. This indicates more feeling than intellect; and is not this the key to his wonderful power over others?”  
    564 Posted by Judi Woods
  • So submit to [the authority of] God. Resist the devil [stand firm against him] and he will flee from you. James 4:7 Young, energetic, and extremely cross-eyed, the widely proclaimed English evangelist George Whitefield was on a tour of New England, and this was his second trip to the church in Ipswich, MA. On that early fall day in 1740, he preached a long and energetic sermon of such great intensity that his voice could be heard for miles around. Thousands flocked to the Green. The church being insufficient in size for such a gathering, he made the ledge outside of the church his stage. Behind the pulpit in the church was a large curved mirror, the origin and purpose of which has never been known. Some folks believed that on Sunday mornings the Devil would hide behind it and glare at the people seated before him. On this day, the Reverend Whitefield’s resounding voice outside of the walls, complete with condemnation of Satan and threats of fire and brimstone must have infuriated Old Lucifer to the breaking point. The words were harsher than he could bear, and he burst forth before the startled masses gathered on the hill. What happened next has been told with infinite variations since that fateful day, but it is agreed by all that the devil and the young Reverend went at it, wrestling like maniacs, pushing and shoving each other back and forth. Whitefield gave chase and soon they were face to face at the pinnacle of the steeple with the horrified congregation watching below. The esteemed pastor uttered forth with his commanding voice, accompanied by a mighty push. The devil was hurled to the rocks below, landed on one foot and scrambled down the hill in terrified leaps and bounds, never to return. This was apparently such a normal occurrence for the Reverend that he wrote modestly in his journal, “Tuesday, Sept. 30, Preached at Ipswich about 10 in the morning to some Thousands; the Lord gave me Freedom, and there was great Melting in the Congregation.” News of his evangelical prowess spread throughout England and America, and the “Great Awakening” was born, giving rise to the Methodists, who built a church on the green with an even more massive steeple. The legend of the Devil’s Footprint has a symbolic truth–Town Hill’s hellish origin was a chain of volcanic islands that “floated” here due to continental drift. Image from the Mural painted by Alan Pearsall at the Ipswich Riverwalk This is where the story gets really weird! Received so well, the Reverend Whitefield chose to make New England his home. He died on Sunday, September 30, 1770 (exactly 30 years later to the day) in Newburyport and is buried there in a crypt under the pulpit at the Old South Church, the very church where he had planned to preach the next day. It is estimated that there have been well over 30,000 visitors to his crypt since it was relocated there in 1829. Visitors are invited to sign the log book located near the crypt. Whitefield’s body was considered a sacred relic, and in 1829 a visitor from England managed to steal a bust of Reverend Whitefield, as well one of the arms from his skeleton. The thief was never apprehended, but the items were anonymously returned twenty years later in a small wooden box. Two thousand people joined the Newburyport procession for its return to the vault, with the exception of a mummified thumb which is on display at the Methodist Archives Center in Madison, N.J. The plaster skull and bible casting shown above are at the Old South Church and were made from Rev. Whitefield’s skull in 1834 by William B. Fowle in Boston, who sent the skull anonymously to London to a leading phrenology expert. In a letter contained in the church archives to a committee overseeing the casting of Whitefield’s skull, Mr. Fowle remarked, “Perhaps it will interest you to know that those of us who have studied the character of Whitefield, and compared it with his skull, find so great a coincidence that our belief in phrenology is much strengthened. By placing the skull in a natural position, and drawing a vertical line from the orifice of the ear to the top of the head, you will find, what you rarely find in the head of a great good man, that the larger part of the brain falls behind the ear. This indicates more feeling than intellect; and is not this the key to his wonderful power over others?”  
    Jul 11, 2017 564
  • 08 Jul 2017
    Therefore the LORD will cut off from Israel the head and the tail, the branch and the rush, in one day. The ancient and the honorable men, [the older men or] the head; and the lying prophets or the tail. For the leaders of this people cause them to err; and they that are led of them are destroyed. Isaiah 9:14-16 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Matthew 7:15   How tragic it is when the leaders and supposed spiritual leaders are leading the people into error. Jesus said, "If the blind lead the blind, they're both going to fall in the ditch" Luke 6:39. That makes sense. And if people are following blind leaders, false prophets who are leading them into error, then the people will be destroyed. I think of Jim Jones and that tragedy of Guyana which never needed to be. Also, David Koresh in Waco, Texas who ended up in a 51 day standoff with the FBI and over eighty people were killed. These men began to put themselves and their words above the Bible. They began to be the “god” unto the people. The people were left without a true authority of God's Word. They were led to challenge and to doubt the Word of God as authority and they began to accept the word of man as an authority. There are many people today who are being led by false prophets. There are so many hypes in the world today. So many of these big-named ministers, evangelists and all, who are using totally worldly practices in order to try to gain support for their ministries. They send out letters in which they are begging for funds. But there is such a total inconsistency in it all. If anybody has eyes, surely they can see the inconsistency in these letters that are being sent out. There used to be a radio station down in Del Rio, Texas that broadcast every wild evangelist in the country. And the gimmicks that these guys would offer you cannot believe. There was one fellow who was offering miracle wallets. You could send in for this miracle wallet and he guaranteed that you'd never be broke as long as you kept this miracle wallet. Blessed of God, a miracle wallet, and it will always have something in it. For a ten-dollar donation you would get this miracle wallet. But then he would say, "Now friends, I want to talk to you about the program. We are needing your support and if you don't send your support right away, we're going to have to go off the air, friends. So please now, send in your tithes and your offerings so that we don't have to go off the air. And if you give a generous offering, I'll send you the miracle wallet, you know." Truly this is that inconsistent! Why doesn't he use one of the wallets himself and stay on the air? Also, many send these poor-mouth letters where, "Our ministry is being threatened. We're not going to be able to carry on this great program or ministry of God. We won't be able to carry it on unless we hear from you. And if we hear from you, we will send you our free book on how to be healthy, wealthy, and wise. How to have more faith." Why don't they exercise their faith as far as the funding of their program? Or their possibility thinker, why don't they use that for themselves? Why do they have to send out letters begging people for the funds? And why in the letters do they say, "We are trusting in you." That's why. Because they are trusting in you and not trusting in God, hence the reason they are having financial problems. If they were trusting in the Lord, they wouldn't be going through the financial problems. But you can read the inconsistencies right into the letters. And those that follow them are being led astray. The blind are leading the blind. "The leaders of this people cause them to err; and they that are led of them are destroyed." It's tragic. Tragic indeed. All of the spiritual hype that is going on in the world today. All of these computerized letters that these people are receiving. Ministries do not need a mailing list. I have never read of Paul the apostle or of Jesus using mailing lists to support their missionary endeavors. They trusted in the Father.
    586 Posted by Judi Woods
  • Therefore the LORD will cut off from Israel the head and the tail, the branch and the rush, in one day. The ancient and the honorable men, [the older men or] the head; and the lying prophets or the tail. For the leaders of this people cause them to err; and they that are led of them are destroyed. Isaiah 9:14-16 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Matthew 7:15   How tragic it is when the leaders and supposed spiritual leaders are leading the people into error. Jesus said, "If the blind lead the blind, they're both going to fall in the ditch" Luke 6:39. That makes sense. And if people are following blind leaders, false prophets who are leading them into error, then the people will be destroyed. I think of Jim Jones and that tragedy of Guyana which never needed to be. Also, David Koresh in Waco, Texas who ended up in a 51 day standoff with the FBI and over eighty people were killed. These men began to put themselves and their words above the Bible. They began to be the “god” unto the people. The people were left without a true authority of God's Word. They were led to challenge and to doubt the Word of God as authority and they began to accept the word of man as an authority. There are many people today who are being led by false prophets. There are so many hypes in the world today. So many of these big-named ministers, evangelists and all, who are using totally worldly practices in order to try to gain support for their ministries. They send out letters in which they are begging for funds. But there is such a total inconsistency in it all. If anybody has eyes, surely they can see the inconsistency in these letters that are being sent out. There used to be a radio station down in Del Rio, Texas that broadcast every wild evangelist in the country. And the gimmicks that these guys would offer you cannot believe. There was one fellow who was offering miracle wallets. You could send in for this miracle wallet and he guaranteed that you'd never be broke as long as you kept this miracle wallet. Blessed of God, a miracle wallet, and it will always have something in it. For a ten-dollar donation you would get this miracle wallet. But then he would say, "Now friends, I want to talk to you about the program. We are needing your support and if you don't send your support right away, we're going to have to go off the air, friends. So please now, send in your tithes and your offerings so that we don't have to go off the air. And if you give a generous offering, I'll send you the miracle wallet, you know." Truly this is that inconsistent! Why doesn't he use one of the wallets himself and stay on the air? Also, many send these poor-mouth letters where, "Our ministry is being threatened. We're not going to be able to carry on this great program or ministry of God. We won't be able to carry it on unless we hear from you. And if we hear from you, we will send you our free book on how to be healthy, wealthy, and wise. How to have more faith." Why don't they exercise their faith as far as the funding of their program? Or their possibility thinker, why don't they use that for themselves? Why do they have to send out letters begging people for the funds? And why in the letters do they say, "We are trusting in you." That's why. Because they are trusting in you and not trusting in God, hence the reason they are having financial problems. If they were trusting in the Lord, they wouldn't be going through the financial problems. But you can read the inconsistencies right into the letters. And those that follow them are being led astray. The blind are leading the blind. "The leaders of this people cause them to err; and they that are led of them are destroyed." It's tragic. Tragic indeed. All of the spiritual hype that is going on in the world today. All of these computerized letters that these people are receiving. Ministries do not need a mailing list. I have never read of Paul the apostle or of Jesus using mailing lists to support their missionary endeavors. They trusted in the Father.
    Jul 08, 2017 586
  • 07 Jul 2017
    “Come now, and let us reason together,” Says the Lord. “Though your sins are like scarlet, They shall be as white as snow; (There was a legend among the rabbis that on the Day of Atonement a scarlet woolen thread was tied to the door of the temple, and when the scapegoat reached the wilderness Leviticus 16:10, if the sins of Israel were forgiven the thread would miraculously turn white.) Though they are red like crimson, They shall be like wool. Isaiah 1:18 Follow: Come now, and let us reason together, says the LORD: God never challenges a person to take a leap of blind faith. The concept and idea of blind faith has been invented by those outside the church. It is not a scriptural term, nor is it something God has challenged any man to do.  God will give you a reason and a base for your peace. God gives you a reason why you are upset, a reason why there is the inner turmoil, a reason why there is that emptiness within. And God will give you a reason for believing and trusting. One of the areas where we have strong evidence that God wrote the book and that God knew what He was talking about is in the area of prophecy. God challenged the false gods in Isaiah 41 to bring forth their strong reasons by telling us something before it happens. So that after it happens we really know you are a god. Show us a sign, a miracle, and wonder in heaven or on the earth that we might wonder at it and know that you are god. Prove yourself, give some evidence. Don't demand that we blindly follow you. Give some evidence. "That you might know," He said, "that I am God, I am going to tell you things before they ever transpire." Jesus said to His disciples, "Now I've told you those things before they come to pass so that when they come to pass you might believe" (John 16:4). It's to give you a basis for your faith. Not blind faith. To give you a reason to believe. So, I tell you in advance the things that are going to take place so that after these things take place you will believe. A reason for it. "Come now, let us reason together says the Lord." Though your sins be like scarlet: The word scarlet has as its background, double-dyed, soaked in the die so long, dried and soaked again until the die has permeated the very fibers of the fabric and it is impossible to remove. And some people are so steeped in sin that it has penetrated the very fibers of their being and sin has become second nature to them. You by nature are a sinner, but when it has become second nature, you are in big trouble. You are a rank sinner. Second nature, you do it without thinking. It's just second nature to you, but even though your sins be double-dyed, even though your sins have permeated the very fiber of your being, Though they be like scarlet, they shall be white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall be as wool: Again, very white. What a marvelous offer by God to sinning man. And this, of course, is an offer of grace. You cannot do it yourself. You cannot bring it about by sacrifice, by offering; God is sick of those. You can only do it by receiving the grace of God. Come now, let us reason together, though you are in this terrible, hopeless state, I will wash you, I will cleanse you, l will make you over again--if you be willing. That is the key, if you are willing. It has to be your choice. God is not going to force His will upon any man, for God has created you with a capacity of choice and that would be totally meaningless unless He respected the choices that you made.    
    484 Posted by Judi Woods
  • “Come now, and let us reason together,” Says the Lord. “Though your sins are like scarlet, They shall be as white as snow; (There was a legend among the rabbis that on the Day of Atonement a scarlet woolen thread was tied to the door of the temple, and when the scapegoat reached the wilderness Leviticus 16:10, if the sins of Israel were forgiven the thread would miraculously turn white.) Though they are red like crimson, They shall be like wool. Isaiah 1:18 Follow: Come now, and let us reason together, says the LORD: God never challenges a person to take a leap of blind faith. The concept and idea of blind faith has been invented by those outside the church. It is not a scriptural term, nor is it something God has challenged any man to do.  God will give you a reason and a base for your peace. God gives you a reason why you are upset, a reason why there is the inner turmoil, a reason why there is that emptiness within. And God will give you a reason for believing and trusting. One of the areas where we have strong evidence that God wrote the book and that God knew what He was talking about is in the area of prophecy. God challenged the false gods in Isaiah 41 to bring forth their strong reasons by telling us something before it happens. So that after it happens we really know you are a god. Show us a sign, a miracle, and wonder in heaven or on the earth that we might wonder at it and know that you are god. Prove yourself, give some evidence. Don't demand that we blindly follow you. Give some evidence. "That you might know," He said, "that I am God, I am going to tell you things before they ever transpire." Jesus said to His disciples, "Now I've told you those things before they come to pass so that when they come to pass you might believe" (John 16:4). It's to give you a basis for your faith. Not blind faith. To give you a reason to believe. So, I tell you in advance the things that are going to take place so that after these things take place you will believe. A reason for it. "Come now, let us reason together says the Lord." Though your sins be like scarlet: The word scarlet has as its background, double-dyed, soaked in the die so long, dried and soaked again until the die has permeated the very fibers of the fabric and it is impossible to remove. And some people are so steeped in sin that it has penetrated the very fibers of their being and sin has become second nature to them. You by nature are a sinner, but when it has become second nature, you are in big trouble. You are a rank sinner. Second nature, you do it without thinking. It's just second nature to you, but even though your sins be double-dyed, even though your sins have permeated the very fiber of your being, Though they be like scarlet, they shall be white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall be as wool: Again, very white. What a marvelous offer by God to sinning man. And this, of course, is an offer of grace. You cannot do it yourself. You cannot bring it about by sacrifice, by offering; God is sick of those. You can only do it by receiving the grace of God. Come now, let us reason together, though you are in this terrible, hopeless state, I will wash you, I will cleanse you, l will make you over again--if you be willing. That is the key, if you are willing. It has to be your choice. God is not going to force His will upon any man, for God has created you with a capacity of choice and that would be totally meaningless unless He respected the choices that you made.    
    Jul 07, 2017 484
  • 04 Jul 2017
    “For God speaks once, And even twice, yet no one notices it [including you, Job]. 15 “In a dream, a vision of the night [one may hear God’s voice], When deep sleep falls on men While slumbering upon the bed, 16 Then He opens the ears of men And seals their instruction, 17 That He may turn man aside from his conduct, And keep him from pride; 18 He holds back his soul from the pit [of destruction], And his life from passing over into Sheol (the nether world, the place of the dead). Job 33:14-18 God speaks. How does God speak? He speaks sometimes through dreams. He speaks sometimes through visions. God can speak in various ways to people. I think, though, that our hearts need to be open to hear the voice of God. I believe that God is speaking and does speak quite often and we just don't understand that it is God speaking. We don't understand His voice. We're looking for some echo chamber type of voice. But God speaks in such beautiful, natural ways that we're not always aware that it is God speaking. God can speak to us through dreams. He can speak to us through visions. He can speak to us through angels. He can speak to us through His Word. He can speak to us through a friend. God can speak to us in many different ways, and you can't really limit the ways by which God speaks to a man. Elijah said there was a fire; God wasn't in a fire. There was a horrible wind; God wasn't in the wind. There was an earthquake; God wasn't in the earthquake. And then there came a still small voice and God was in the still small voice. So He said, “Go out and stand on the mountain before the Lord.” And behold, the Lord was passing by, and a great and powerful wind was tearing out the mountains and breaking the rocks in pieces before the Lord; but the Lord was not in the wind. And after the wind, [there was] an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. 12 After the earthquake, [there was] a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire, [there was] the sound of a gentle blowing. 13 When Elijah heard the sound, he wrapped his face in his mantle (cloak) and went out and stood in the entrance of the cave. And behold, a voice came to him and said, “What are you doing here, Elijah?” I Kings 19:11-13 That was a particular experience, but God can speak and did speak to Moses through the fire. God spoke to the jailer through an earthquake. God can speak in different ways. The fact is, God is speaking. Am I listening? Am I tuned in? I think, a definite act of our own will of saying, "Lord, speak to me. Show me." And then waiting to allow God to speak to us. Listening to what the Lord might have to say. And I think that our mistake is that we're not asking God direct questions, and thus we're not getting direct answers. We're not listening enough to hear God speak to us. God has spoken once; God has spoken twice. He speaks in visions. He opens ears. He turns us from our purposes in order that He might keep us back from the pit.    
    553 Posted by Judi Woods
  • “For God speaks once, And even twice, yet no one notices it [including you, Job]. 15 “In a dream, a vision of the night [one may hear God’s voice], When deep sleep falls on men While slumbering upon the bed, 16 Then He opens the ears of men And seals their instruction, 17 That He may turn man aside from his conduct, And keep him from pride; 18 He holds back his soul from the pit [of destruction], And his life from passing over into Sheol (the nether world, the place of the dead). Job 33:14-18 God speaks. How does God speak? He speaks sometimes through dreams. He speaks sometimes through visions. God can speak in various ways to people. I think, though, that our hearts need to be open to hear the voice of God. I believe that God is speaking and does speak quite often and we just don't understand that it is God speaking. We don't understand His voice. We're looking for some echo chamber type of voice. But God speaks in such beautiful, natural ways that we're not always aware that it is God speaking. God can speak to us through dreams. He can speak to us through visions. He can speak to us through angels. He can speak to us through His Word. He can speak to us through a friend. God can speak to us in many different ways, and you can't really limit the ways by which God speaks to a man. Elijah said there was a fire; God wasn't in a fire. There was a horrible wind; God wasn't in the wind. There was an earthquake; God wasn't in the earthquake. And then there came a still small voice and God was in the still small voice. So He said, “Go out and stand on the mountain before the Lord.” And behold, the Lord was passing by, and a great and powerful wind was tearing out the mountains and breaking the rocks in pieces before the Lord; but the Lord was not in the wind. And after the wind, [there was] an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. 12 After the earthquake, [there was] a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire, [there was] the sound of a gentle blowing. 13 When Elijah heard the sound, he wrapped his face in his mantle (cloak) and went out and stood in the entrance of the cave. And behold, a voice came to him and said, “What are you doing here, Elijah?” I Kings 19:11-13 That was a particular experience, but God can speak and did speak to Moses through the fire. God spoke to the jailer through an earthquake. God can speak in different ways. The fact is, God is speaking. Am I listening? Am I tuned in? I think, a definite act of our own will of saying, "Lord, speak to me. Show me." And then waiting to allow God to speak to us. Listening to what the Lord might have to say. And I think that our mistake is that we're not asking God direct questions, and thus we're not getting direct answers. We're not listening enough to hear God speak to us. God has spoken once; God has spoken twice. He speaks in visions. He opens ears. He turns us from our purposes in order that He might keep us back from the pit.    
    Jul 04, 2017 553
  • 04 Jul 2017
    Me: God, can I ask You a question? God: Sure Me: Promise You won't get mad God: I promise Me: Why did You let so much stuff happen to me today? God: What do u mean? Me: Well, I woke up late God: Yes Me: My car took forever to start God: Okay Me: at lunch they made my sandwich wrong & I had to wait God: Huummm Me: On the way home, my phone went DEAD, just as I picked up a call God: All right Me: And on top of it all off, when I got home ~I just want to soak my feet in my new foot massager & relax. BUT it wouldn't work!!! Nothing went right today! Why did You do that? God: Let me see, the death angel was at your bed this morning & I had to send one of My Angels to battle him for your life. I let you sleep through that Me (humbled): OH GOD: I didn't let your car start because there was a drunk driver on your route that would have hit you if you were on the road. Me: (ashamed) God: The first person who made your sandwich today was sick & I didn't want you to catch what they have, I knew you couldn't afford to miss work. Me (embarrassed):Okay God: Your phone went dead because the person that was calling was going to give false witness about what you said on that call, I didn't even let you talk to them so you would be covered. Me (softly): I see God God: Oh and that foot massager, it had a shortage that was going to throw out all of the power in your house tonight. I didn't think you wanted to be in the dark. Me: I'm Sorry God God: Don't be sorry, just learn to Trust Me.... in All things , the Good & the bad. Me: I will trust You. God: And don't doubt that My plan for your day is Always Better than your plan. Me: I won't God. And let me just tell you God, Thank You for Everything today. God: You're welcome child. It was just another day being your God and I Love looking after My Children...  
    743 Posted by Judi Woods
  • Me: God, can I ask You a question? God: Sure Me: Promise You won't get mad God: I promise Me: Why did You let so much stuff happen to me today? God: What do u mean? Me: Well, I woke up late God: Yes Me: My car took forever to start God: Okay Me: at lunch they made my sandwich wrong & I had to wait God: Huummm Me: On the way home, my phone went DEAD, just as I picked up a call God: All right Me: And on top of it all off, when I got home ~I just want to soak my feet in my new foot massager & relax. BUT it wouldn't work!!! Nothing went right today! Why did You do that? God: Let me see, the death angel was at your bed this morning & I had to send one of My Angels to battle him for your life. I let you sleep through that Me (humbled): OH GOD: I didn't let your car start because there was a drunk driver on your route that would have hit you if you were on the road. Me: (ashamed) God: The first person who made your sandwich today was sick & I didn't want you to catch what they have, I knew you couldn't afford to miss work. Me (embarrassed):Okay God: Your phone went dead because the person that was calling was going to give false witness about what you said on that call, I didn't even let you talk to them so you would be covered. Me (softly): I see God God: Oh and that foot massager, it had a shortage that was going to throw out all of the power in your house tonight. I didn't think you wanted to be in the dark. Me: I'm Sorry God God: Don't be sorry, just learn to Trust Me.... in All things , the Good & the bad. Me: I will trust You. God: And don't doubt that My plan for your day is Always Better than your plan. Me: I won't God. And let me just tell you God, Thank You for Everything today. God: You're welcome child. It was just another day being your God and I Love looking after My Children...  
    Jul 04, 2017 743
  • 04 Jul 2017
      If tomorrow all the things were gone I'd worked for all my lifeAnd I had to start again with just my children and my wifeI'd thank my lucky stars to be livin' here today'Cause the flag still stands for freedom and they can't take that away And I'm proud to be an American where as least I know I'm freeAnd I won't forget the men who died, who gave that right to meAnd I'd gladly stand up next to you and defend her still today'Cause there ain't no doubt I love this land God bless the USA From the lakes of Minnesota, to the hills of TennesseeAcross the plains of Texas, from sea to shining seaFrom Detroit down to Houston and New York to LAWell, there's pride in every American heartAnd it's time to stand and say that I'm proud to be an American where as least I know I'm freeAnd I won't forget the men who died, who gave that right to meAnd I'd gladly stand up next to you and defend her still today'Cause there ain't no doubt I love this land God bless the USA   https://youtu.be/Q65KZIqay4E
    322 Posted by Judi Woods
  •   If tomorrow all the things were gone I'd worked for all my lifeAnd I had to start again with just my children and my wifeI'd thank my lucky stars to be livin' here today'Cause the flag still stands for freedom and they can't take that away And I'm proud to be an American where as least I know I'm freeAnd I won't forget the men who died, who gave that right to meAnd I'd gladly stand up next to you and defend her still today'Cause there ain't no doubt I love this land God bless the USA From the lakes of Minnesota, to the hills of TennesseeAcross the plains of Texas, from sea to shining seaFrom Detroit down to Houston and New York to LAWell, there's pride in every American heartAnd it's time to stand and say that I'm proud to be an American where as least I know I'm freeAnd I won't forget the men who died, who gave that right to meAnd I'd gladly stand up next to you and defend her still today'Cause there ain't no doubt I love this land God bless the USA   https://youtu.be/Q65KZIqay4E
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  • 01 Jul 2017
    It is interesting that it was considered a great wickedness in the time of the Bible to not be hospitable. In other words, if you didn't give a cup of water, if you didn't give bread, if you didn't seek to help the poor, the widows, the fatherless and all, then that was considered a great wickedness. I think that one of the tragic things about our culture today is that we are so much into ourselves that we really aren't even aware of the needs of those around us. I have great difficulty with people who can spend lavish amounts of money for their own luxuries and their own pleasure but do not take any concern or any care for the poor. They think nothing at all of spending fabulous sums to adorn their own bodies, and yet, if someone comes up who is really destitute, they are annoyed. "Go away, go ask someone else." It was considered a great wickedness in the time of the Bible, and I think that it is still a great wickedness. I do feel very strongly that if God has blessed us, it isn't that we would use the financial blessings to heap up unto ourselves gold and silver while others are around us in real need, hungering and hurting. James said, "Go to now, ye rich, weep and howl for the miseries that have come upon you. Because you have laid up your gold and silver for the last days, but it's going to corrupt. It's going to be rotten, and the laborer that you have defrauded is crying out for his pay and all" (James 5:1-4). Jesus said, "How hard it is for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven; easier for a camel to go through an eye of a needle than a rich man" (Matthew 19:24). Why? Because they that are rich fall into different, many different temptations which **** men's souls. If God has blessed us, it is so we might use those blessings of God to share with others that are in need. And if we close up our hearts, if we close up ourselves to the needy world around us, to the needy brothers and sisters in Christ while we are just spending foolishly for ourselves in luxuries that really are just nothing, then surely God will judge us.  
    446 Posted by Judi Woods
  • It is interesting that it was considered a great wickedness in the time of the Bible to not be hospitable. In other words, if you didn't give a cup of water, if you didn't give bread, if you didn't seek to help the poor, the widows, the fatherless and all, then that was considered a great wickedness. I think that one of the tragic things about our culture today is that we are so much into ourselves that we really aren't even aware of the needs of those around us. I have great difficulty with people who can spend lavish amounts of money for their own luxuries and their own pleasure but do not take any concern or any care for the poor. They think nothing at all of spending fabulous sums to adorn their own bodies, and yet, if someone comes up who is really destitute, they are annoyed. "Go away, go ask someone else." It was considered a great wickedness in the time of the Bible, and I think that it is still a great wickedness. I do feel very strongly that if God has blessed us, it isn't that we would use the financial blessings to heap up unto ourselves gold and silver while others are around us in real need, hungering and hurting. James said, "Go to now, ye rich, weep and howl for the miseries that have come upon you. Because you have laid up your gold and silver for the last days, but it's going to corrupt. It's going to be rotten, and the laborer that you have defrauded is crying out for his pay and all" (James 5:1-4). Jesus said, "How hard it is for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven; easier for a camel to go through an eye of a needle than a rich man" (Matthew 19:24). Why? Because they that are rich fall into different, many different temptations which **** men's souls. If God has blessed us, it is so we might use those blessings of God to share with others that are in need. And if we close up our hearts, if we close up ourselves to the needy world around us, to the needy brothers and sisters in Christ while we are just spending foolishly for ourselves in luxuries that really are just nothing, then surely God will judge us.  
    Jul 01, 2017 446
  • 26 Jun 2017
    The Lord said to Satan, “Have you considered and reflected on My servant Job? For there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, one who fears God [with reverence] and abstains from and turns away from evil [because he honors God].” Job 1:8 The Lord said to Satan, “Have you considered and reflected on My servant Job? For there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, one who fears God [with reverence] and abstains from and turns away from evil [because he honors God]. And still he maintains and holds tightly to his integrity, although you incited Me against him to destroy him without cause.” Job 2:3   In both of these verses, God is doing a little bragging. He has one down there on Earth, who really loves Him, a perfect (righteous) man. He hates evil. Praying for his children. The word considered (hashamta libbecha) is actually a military term; the term that is used of a general who is studying a city before he attacks it in order that he might develop his strategy whereby he can destroy the city. "Have you been studying Job? Seeking to develop the strategy whereby you might destroy him? Have you considered my servant Job?" God's witness of Job is that he is a “perfect man and upright, he loves Me and he hates evil.” Then Satan frighteningly declares, "Yes, I have seen that fellow. I've studied him." And not only had Satan been studying Job, but he had developed a whole philosophy concerning Job. He said, "Job has been blessed of You. Look, he's the wealthiest man in the east. He has everything anybody could ever desire or want. Job is just serving You because You've blessed him so much. Who wouldn't serve You if You blessed them like that? And You've put a hedge around him and I can't get to him." This interests me, the hedge that God puts around His children. "He shall give His angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. To bear thee up, lest at any time you dash your foot against a stone" (Psalm 91:11-12). And God has a hedge around us. Satan is complaining about that hedge. "Let me get at it. Let me at it. Let me take away his wealth and he's going to curse you to your face. Job only serves You because it pays such big dividends." So God said to Satan, "All right, I will let you at him. Only don't touch him. You can touch his possessions; don't touch him." I believe that God does place upon Satan the limitations and restrictions. The Bible says that God will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able to bear (1 Corinthians 10:13). You see, God has put the limitations. Satan didn't go so far but God says, "All right, that's as far as you go." Satan is acting really under the government of God, because God places the restrictions and the limitations upon what he can do. If God controls Satan and one day is going to cast him and his followers into this place scripturally that is known as Gehenna, into outer darkness, then why doesn't God do it now and save us all the miseries? Why does Satan have the liberties that God has granted to him? The power that God has granted to him. Why did God allow him to come into the Garden of Eden? Why does God allow him the freedom to war against us? It is all involved in why God created you. God created you in order that He might have an object to love and from which He might receive love. In order to receive meaningful love it has to be by free will. You cannot be a robot. You have a free will, the capacity and power of choice in order that your love for God might truly be a meaningful love. And thus, God gave us the capacity of choice, the free will. But what value is that unless there's something to choose? To have the power of choice and yet nothing to choose would be totally meaningless. So, God not only had to create us with the capacity of choice, but He had to allow the opportunity of an alternate choice. And thus, Satan was allowed to rebel against God. And he was allowed to come to man and to offer man an alternate choice in order that if man chose at that point to love God, God would know that the choice was from the heart and it was meaningful and God could then receive praise and glory from the meaningful love that was expressed to Him. Taking a chance man might make the wrong choice. You might be disappointed; you're heartbroken. Such was the case. But God did know that down through the years there would be those who would make the right choice. And for the treasure of having the love of those who would choose to love Him and serve Him, He allowed the choice knowing that many would make the wrong choice, but yet also knowing that there would be those who would choose to love Him and would express their love for Him, and He could come into a meaningful relationship of love and fellowship with those who chose to know Him, follow Him and love Him. Therefore, the choice is still there and Satan is still operating in order to encourage you to take the alternate choice. But the fact that you resist the devil and the temptations and the seductions and the allurements and the enticements and those things that he seeks to place in your path to cause you to turn away from God and the Word of God and the law of God, and to follow after your own lust and desires. The fact that you resist those temptations and you still love God, and you gather and you worship God and you sing together of your love and your praise, and you spend your time in meditation in His Word and just in fellowship with Him, that fellowship is extremely meaningful, because God knows you don't have to. But it's coming from your heart. And for that reason, God created man and God has allowed the whole mess to exist in order that there might be at least within it those who would love Him with a sincere love. You don't have to love God. You don't have to serve God. There are very attractive alternate decisions, but man must make his choice and God is honored when man makes the right choice. Ys, Satan then is a tool that God uses. However, God has placed him under certain restrictions and limitations.
    461 Posted by Judi Woods
  • The Lord said to Satan, “Have you considered and reflected on My servant Job? For there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, one who fears God [with reverence] and abstains from and turns away from evil [because he honors God].” Job 1:8 The Lord said to Satan, “Have you considered and reflected on My servant Job? For there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, one who fears God [with reverence] and abstains from and turns away from evil [because he honors God]. And still he maintains and holds tightly to his integrity, although you incited Me against him to destroy him without cause.” Job 2:3   In both of these verses, God is doing a little bragging. He has one down there on Earth, who really loves Him, a perfect (righteous) man. He hates evil. Praying for his children. The word considered (hashamta libbecha) is actually a military term; the term that is used of a general who is studying a city before he attacks it in order that he might develop his strategy whereby he can destroy the city. "Have you been studying Job? Seeking to develop the strategy whereby you might destroy him? Have you considered my servant Job?" God's witness of Job is that he is a “perfect man and upright, he loves Me and he hates evil.” Then Satan frighteningly declares, "Yes, I have seen that fellow. I've studied him." And not only had Satan been studying Job, but he had developed a whole philosophy concerning Job. He said, "Job has been blessed of You. Look, he's the wealthiest man in the east. He has everything anybody could ever desire or want. Job is just serving You because You've blessed him so much. Who wouldn't serve You if You blessed them like that? And You've put a hedge around him and I can't get to him." This interests me, the hedge that God puts around His children. "He shall give His angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. To bear thee up, lest at any time you dash your foot against a stone" (Psalm 91:11-12). And God has a hedge around us. Satan is complaining about that hedge. "Let me get at it. Let me at it. Let me take away his wealth and he's going to curse you to your face. Job only serves You because it pays such big dividends." So God said to Satan, "All right, I will let you at him. Only don't touch him. You can touch his possessions; don't touch him." I believe that God does place upon Satan the limitations and restrictions. The Bible says that God will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able to bear (1 Corinthians 10:13). You see, God has put the limitations. Satan didn't go so far but God says, "All right, that's as far as you go." Satan is acting really under the government of God, because God places the restrictions and the limitations upon what he can do. If God controls Satan and one day is going to cast him and his followers into this place scripturally that is known as Gehenna, into outer darkness, then why doesn't God do it now and save us all the miseries? Why does Satan have the liberties that God has granted to him? The power that God has granted to him. Why did God allow him to come into the Garden of Eden? Why does God allow him the freedom to war against us? It is all involved in why God created you. God created you in order that He might have an object to love and from which He might receive love. In order to receive meaningful love it has to be by free will. You cannot be a robot. You have a free will, the capacity and power of choice in order that your love for God might truly be a meaningful love. And thus, God gave us the capacity of choice, the free will. But what value is that unless there's something to choose? To have the power of choice and yet nothing to choose would be totally meaningless. So, God not only had to create us with the capacity of choice, but He had to allow the opportunity of an alternate choice. And thus, Satan was allowed to rebel against God. And he was allowed to come to man and to offer man an alternate choice in order that if man chose at that point to love God, God would know that the choice was from the heart and it was meaningful and God could then receive praise and glory from the meaningful love that was expressed to Him. Taking a chance man might make the wrong choice. You might be disappointed; you're heartbroken. Such was the case. But God did know that down through the years there would be those who would make the right choice. And for the treasure of having the love of those who would choose to love Him and serve Him, He allowed the choice knowing that many would make the wrong choice, but yet also knowing that there would be those who would choose to love Him and would express their love for Him, and He could come into a meaningful relationship of love and fellowship with those who chose to know Him, follow Him and love Him. Therefore, the choice is still there and Satan is still operating in order to encourage you to take the alternate choice. But the fact that you resist the devil and the temptations and the seductions and the allurements and the enticements and those things that he seeks to place in your path to cause you to turn away from God and the Word of God and the law of God, and to follow after your own lust and desires. The fact that you resist those temptations and you still love God, and you gather and you worship God and you sing together of your love and your praise, and you spend your time in meditation in His Word and just in fellowship with Him, that fellowship is extremely meaningful, because God knows you don't have to. But it's coming from your heart. And for that reason, God created man and God has allowed the whole mess to exist in order that there might be at least within it those who would love Him with a sincere love. You don't have to love God. You don't have to serve God. There are very attractive alternate decisions, but man must make his choice and God is honored when man makes the right choice. Ys, Satan then is a tool that God uses. However, God has placed him under certain restrictions and limitations.
    Jun 26, 2017 461
  • 16 Jun 2017
    Interestingly, with the exception of only two verses (84 and 132) Psalm 119 exalts the Scriptures. George Wishart, the first Episcopal bishop of Edinburgh, who during the 1600s was sentenced to death by hanging.  He came to the day of his execution hoping for a pardon that had not yet arrived.  It was a custom in those days to allow a condemned man to call for the singing of a psalm before he was put to death.  Bishop Wishart, stalling for time, called for the singing of Psalm 119.  As the story goes, before the psalm was two-thirds sung, the pardon arrived and Wishart was in fact pardoned. Keil & Delitzsch in their multivolume Old Testament commentary called Psalm 119 “a twenty-two-fold string of aphorisms by one who is persecuted for the sake of his faith.”  They also called it “the Christian’s golden A B C of the praise, love, power, and use of the Word of God.”  They said that in Psalm 119 “we have set forth in inexhaustible fullness what the Word of God is to man, and how man is to behave himself in relation to it.”  Spurgeon also said of this psalm, “This wonderful psalm, from its great length, helps us to wonder at the immensity of scripture.  From its keeping to one subject it helps us to adore the unity of scripture; for it is but one.  Yet from the many turns it gives to the same thought, it helps you to see the variety of scripture. Some have said that in it there is an absence of variety, but that is merely the observation of those who have not studied it.  I have weighed each word, and looked at each syllable with lengthened meditation; and I bear witness that this sacred song has no tautology in it, but is charmingly varied from beginning to end.  Its variety is that of a kaleidoscope:  from a few objects a boundless variation is produced.  In the kaleidoscope you look once, and there is a strangely beautiful form.  You shift the glass a very little, and another shape, equally delicate and beautiful, is before your eyes. So, it is here.” Charles Bridges suggested that one study Psalm 119 the same way that Philip Henry advised his children—that they should “take a verse of Psalm 119 every morning to meditate upon, and so go over the psalm twice in a year:” and that, said he, “will bring you to be in love with all the rest of the scripture.” I wonder what impact the brilliant Psalm 119 will have on you.  Take time to read it, study it, meditate on it, draw truths from it, and make commitments based on it.  Regardless of how extensive and glowing accolades for Psalm 119 have been throughout the centuries from Biblical scholars, it is how it impacts you personally that will determine its dearness to you.    
    462 Posted by Judi Woods
  • Interestingly, with the exception of only two verses (84 and 132) Psalm 119 exalts the Scriptures. George Wishart, the first Episcopal bishop of Edinburgh, who during the 1600s was sentenced to death by hanging.  He came to the day of his execution hoping for a pardon that had not yet arrived.  It was a custom in those days to allow a condemned man to call for the singing of a psalm before he was put to death.  Bishop Wishart, stalling for time, called for the singing of Psalm 119.  As the story goes, before the psalm was two-thirds sung, the pardon arrived and Wishart was in fact pardoned. Keil & Delitzsch in their multivolume Old Testament commentary called Psalm 119 “a twenty-two-fold string of aphorisms by one who is persecuted for the sake of his faith.”  They also called it “the Christian’s golden A B C of the praise, love, power, and use of the Word of God.”  They said that in Psalm 119 “we have set forth in inexhaustible fullness what the Word of God is to man, and how man is to behave himself in relation to it.”  Spurgeon also said of this psalm, “This wonderful psalm, from its great length, helps us to wonder at the immensity of scripture.  From its keeping to one subject it helps us to adore the unity of scripture; for it is but one.  Yet from the many turns it gives to the same thought, it helps you to see the variety of scripture. Some have said that in it there is an absence of variety, but that is merely the observation of those who have not studied it.  I have weighed each word, and looked at each syllable with lengthened meditation; and I bear witness that this sacred song has no tautology in it, but is charmingly varied from beginning to end.  Its variety is that of a kaleidoscope:  from a few objects a boundless variation is produced.  In the kaleidoscope you look once, and there is a strangely beautiful form.  You shift the glass a very little, and another shape, equally delicate and beautiful, is before your eyes. So, it is here.” Charles Bridges suggested that one study Psalm 119 the same way that Philip Henry advised his children—that they should “take a verse of Psalm 119 every morning to meditate upon, and so go over the psalm twice in a year:” and that, said he, “will bring you to be in love with all the rest of the scripture.” I wonder what impact the brilliant Psalm 119 will have on you.  Take time to read it, study it, meditate on it, draw truths from it, and make commitments based on it.  Regardless of how extensive and glowing accolades for Psalm 119 have been throughout the centuries from Biblical scholars, it is how it impacts you personally that will determine its dearness to you.    
    Jun 16, 2017 462
  • 15 Jun 2017
    The Bible says, "Is any man afflicted? Let him pray. Is there any sick among you? Let him call for the elders of the church; and let them anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of the Lord will save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up. And if he has committed any sins, they shall be forgiven him" (James 5:13-15). But notice a distinction is made between the affliction and sicknesses. It would seem that afflictions are something that are placed upon us by God and they come as a chastisement. Now if I'm afflicted, I'm not told to call for the elders of the church. I'm to work that out between myself and God. It's something that God has allowed in order that He might teach me. God allows afflictions, and when they come, then I am to pray and work that out with God. If I'm sick, that's something different. Then I'm to call for the elders of the church and they can pray over me in the name of the Lord, anointing me with oil and the prayer of faith will save the sick. The Lord will raise him up. There is a distinction made between the afflictions and sickness in the New Testament. "Before I was afflicted I went astray" (Psalm 119:67).The purpose of the affliction is to get the psalmist back on the path. He had gone astray, “but now have I kept Thy Word.” Thou art good, you do good: teach me your statutes. The proud have forged a lie against me: but I will keep your precepts with my whole heart. Their heart is as fat as grease: but I delight in thy law. Now it is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes (Psalm 119:68-71). Now going back, "Before I was afflicted I went astray." "It's good for me that I was afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes." For the law of thy mouth is better unto me than thousands of gold or silver. (Psalm 119:72). The Word of God is more valuable to me than all the wealth of the world. "What should it profit a man, if he would gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?" (Mark 8:36) The value of God's Word in our lives is worth more to me than all of the gold or silver. Thy hands have made me and fashioned me: give me understanding, that I may learn thy commandments. They that fear thee will be glad when they see me; because I have hoped in thy word. I know, O LORD, that thy judgments are right, and that you in faithfulness have afflicted me (Psalm 119:73-75). "I know, Lord, that Your judgments are right and that the afflictions that I have were just the faithfulness of God." God is so faithful and good to me. Many people say they're into all kinds of trouble because they were messing around. "Everybody's doing it." Yeah? But you can't. Because you see, in as much as you are a child of God, He is not going to let you get away with it. They may all be able to cheat and get by with it, but you can't. You're going to get caught. God's not going to let you get by with it because you're His child. God loves you too much to let you get by with those things. And so, "God, You are faithful. When you afflicted me, Lord, for Your judgments are right. What You've done, God, is right. In faithfulness You've afflicted me."        
    487 Posted by Judi Woods
  • The Bible says, "Is any man afflicted? Let him pray. Is there any sick among you? Let him call for the elders of the church; and let them anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of the Lord will save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up. And if he has committed any sins, they shall be forgiven him" (James 5:13-15). But notice a distinction is made between the affliction and sicknesses. It would seem that afflictions are something that are placed upon us by God and they come as a chastisement. Now if I'm afflicted, I'm not told to call for the elders of the church. I'm to work that out between myself and God. It's something that God has allowed in order that He might teach me. God allows afflictions, and when they come, then I am to pray and work that out with God. If I'm sick, that's something different. Then I'm to call for the elders of the church and they can pray over me in the name of the Lord, anointing me with oil and the prayer of faith will save the sick. The Lord will raise him up. There is a distinction made between the afflictions and sickness in the New Testament. "Before I was afflicted I went astray" (Psalm 119:67).The purpose of the affliction is to get the psalmist back on the path. He had gone astray, “but now have I kept Thy Word.” Thou art good, you do good: teach me your statutes. The proud have forged a lie against me: but I will keep your precepts with my whole heart. Their heart is as fat as grease: but I delight in thy law. Now it is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes (Psalm 119:68-71). Now going back, "Before I was afflicted I went astray." "It's good for me that I was afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes." For the law of thy mouth is better unto me than thousands of gold or silver. (Psalm 119:72). The Word of God is more valuable to me than all the wealth of the world. "What should it profit a man, if he would gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?" (Mark 8:36) The value of God's Word in our lives is worth more to me than all of the gold or silver. Thy hands have made me and fashioned me: give me understanding, that I may learn thy commandments. They that fear thee will be glad when they see me; because I have hoped in thy word. I know, O LORD, that thy judgments are right, and that you in faithfulness have afflicted me (Psalm 119:73-75). "I know, Lord, that Your judgments are right and that the afflictions that I have were just the faithfulness of God." God is so faithful and good to me. Many people say they're into all kinds of trouble because they were messing around. "Everybody's doing it." Yeah? But you can't. Because you see, in as much as you are a child of God, He is not going to let you get away with it. They may all be able to cheat and get by with it, but you can't. You're going to get caught. God's not going to let you get by with it because you're His child. God loves you too much to let you get by with those things. And so, "God, You are faithful. When you afflicted me, Lord, for Your judgments are right. What You've done, God, is right. In faithfulness You've afflicted me."        
    Jun 15, 2017 487