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  • 27 Jan 2020
    Your Tent Of The Appointed TimeMonday, January 27, 2020God gave Israel a way to receive His presence in their midst. It was called ‘The Tabernacle.’ But the Tabernacle had another name. It was called in Hebrew, the Ohel Moed. The phrase means “the Tent of Meeting.” But the word Moed means, not only ‘meeting’ but the ‘Appointed Time.’ God also gives you the way for your life to be filled up with His presence – every day – and to overflow with His glory. And one of the secrets is found in this one Hebrew word - ‘moed,’ ‘the appointed time.’ If you want to know the true presence of God in your life – then you need to give God your appointed time. Your prayer life has to be purposeful. You need to treat your time and meeting with Him as something as important as any other appointed time on your schedule – in fact, more so. Make these times with God-appointed times. Put them in your schedule if you have to – but treat it just as important as the most important meeting in your life. For it is – it’s your Ohel Moed – your Tent of the Appointed Time.From Message #1471 - The Portable Mountaintop Today's MissionToday, take any steps you need, to secure your appointed time with the Lord. Make it a top priority. Scripture: Psalm 40:1 Rabbi Jonathan Cahn
    1 Posted by Bud Stilwell
  • Your Tent Of The Appointed TimeMonday, January 27, 2020God gave Israel a way to receive His presence in their midst. It was called ‘The Tabernacle.’ But the Tabernacle had another name. It was called in Hebrew, the Ohel Moed. The phrase means “the Tent of Meeting.” But the word Moed means, not only ‘meeting’ but the ‘Appointed Time.’ God also gives you the way for your life to be filled up with His presence – every day – and to overflow with His glory. And one of the secrets is found in this one Hebrew word - ‘moed,’ ‘the appointed time.’ If you want to know the true presence of God in your life – then you need to give God your appointed time. Your prayer life has to be purposeful. You need to treat your time and meeting with Him as something as important as any other appointed time on your schedule – in fact, more so. Make these times with God-appointed times. Put them in your schedule if you have to – but treat it just as important as the most important meeting in your life. For it is – it’s your Ohel Moed – your Tent of the Appointed Time.From Message #1471 - The Portable Mountaintop Today's MissionToday, take any steps you need, to secure your appointed time with the Lord. Make it a top priority. Scripture: Psalm 40:1 Rabbi Jonathan Cahn
    Jan 27, 2020 1
  • 27 Jan 2020
    Jesus: Rabboni Jesus said to her, “Mary!” She turned and said to Him, “Rabboni!” (which is to say, Teacher). John 20:16   Jesus is Rabboni, an unusual descriptive term for the usual word “Rabbi,” or “teacher.” The title “Rabboni” was not used by just anyone or any student; those who had a special relationship to the rabbi used the title “Rabboni.” Because Jesus had to cast demons out of Mary Magdalene, she called Him Rabboni. Because Jesus had given sight to blind Bartimaeus, he too called Jesus Rabboni (Mark 10:51). You should be as grateful as Mary Magdalene, who called Him Rabboni because she was grateful for the forgiveness of sin. You should be as grateful as Bartimaeus, who called Him Rabboni because he was grateful for the work of God in his life.   Jesus, You are my special Rabboni because You have forgiven my sins and revealed Yourself to me. You have worked in my life.   Jesus is Rabboni, but not everyone can call Him by this unique title because not everyone has a saving relationship with Him. But because you believe in Christ, you have a special relationship with Him. He becomes Rabboni to those who desire to know Him intimately (Philippians 3:10). Paul said, “For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain” (Philippians 1:21). If that’s your passion, you can call Him Rabboni.   You are my Rabboni. I am grateful for the new life You gave me. You are the resurrected Christ, the One whom Mary saw on that first Easter morning. And like Mary, I call You Rabboni with the deepest love and lasting commitment. Amen.   Go Deeper: John 20:11-16   Jesus is Rabboni to those who have a special relationship with Him.
    3 Posted by Bud Stilwell
  • Jesus: Rabboni Jesus said to her, “Mary!” She turned and said to Him, “Rabboni!” (which is to say, Teacher). John 20:16   Jesus is Rabboni, an unusual descriptive term for the usual word “Rabbi,” or “teacher.” The title “Rabboni” was not used by just anyone or any student; those who had a special relationship to the rabbi used the title “Rabboni.” Because Jesus had to cast demons out of Mary Magdalene, she called Him Rabboni. Because Jesus had given sight to blind Bartimaeus, he too called Jesus Rabboni (Mark 10:51). You should be as grateful as Mary Magdalene, who called Him Rabboni because she was grateful for the forgiveness of sin. You should be as grateful as Bartimaeus, who called Him Rabboni because he was grateful for the work of God in his life.   Jesus, You are my special Rabboni because You have forgiven my sins and revealed Yourself to me. You have worked in my life.   Jesus is Rabboni, but not everyone can call Him by this unique title because not everyone has a saving relationship with Him. But because you believe in Christ, you have a special relationship with Him. He becomes Rabboni to those who desire to know Him intimately (Philippians 3:10). Paul said, “For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain” (Philippians 1:21). If that’s your passion, you can call Him Rabboni.   You are my Rabboni. I am grateful for the new life You gave me. You are the resurrected Christ, the One whom Mary saw on that first Easter morning. And like Mary, I call You Rabboni with the deepest love and lasting commitment. Amen.   Go Deeper: John 20:11-16   Jesus is Rabboni to those who have a special relationship with Him.
    Jan 27, 2020 3
  • 27 Jan 2020
    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord God,   I pray that You will lead me to live today as You desire...   And what does the Lord require of you But to do justly, To love mercy, And to walk humbly with your God? Micah 6:8   Lord, help me to respond to others with patience and grace.   Please give me eyes to see Your redemptive work in the lives of those around me.   Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life." John 14:6   Please show me the way You would have me live today.   May Your Holy Spirit empower me with the courage it takes to speak Your truth and to live with transparency and integrity.   Breathe Your new life into my tired and weary heart.   May You reveal to me the areas of my life that are not pleasing to You, and I will change.   Teach me to love all people in very tangible ways.   Thank You for modeling the ways in which You desire me to love others—feeding the hungry, grieving with the brokenhearted, welcoming the stranger, encouraging those who are full of fear.   Thank You that You are good and that Your mercy lasts forever.   In Jesus' name, I pray,   Amen.
    2 Posted by Bud Stilwell
  • Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord God,   I pray that You will lead me to live today as You desire...   And what does the Lord require of you But to do justly, To love mercy, And to walk humbly with your God? Micah 6:8   Lord, help me to respond to others with patience and grace.   Please give me eyes to see Your redemptive work in the lives of those around me.   Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life." John 14:6   Please show me the way You would have me live today.   May Your Holy Spirit empower me with the courage it takes to speak Your truth and to live with transparency and integrity.   Breathe Your new life into my tired and weary heart.   May You reveal to me the areas of my life that are not pleasing to You, and I will change.   Teach me to love all people in very tangible ways.   Thank You for modeling the ways in which You desire me to love others—feeding the hungry, grieving with the brokenhearted, welcoming the stranger, encouraging those who are full of fear.   Thank You that You are good and that Your mercy lasts forever.   In Jesus' name, I pray,   Amen.
    Jan 27, 2020 2
  • 27 Jan 2020
    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day And what does the Lord require of you But to do justly, To love mercy, And to walk humbly with your God? Micah 6:8
    2 Posted by Bud Stilwell
  • Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day And what does the Lord require of you But to do justly, To love mercy, And to walk humbly with your God? Micah 6:8
    Jan 27, 2020 2
  • 26 Jan 2020
    Jesus: Carpenter's Son Is this not the carpenter’s son? Is not His mother called Mary? And His brothers James, Joses, Simon, and Judas? Matthew 13:55   Jesus was a Carpenter’s Son; Joseph, His stepfather, was His legal guardian. Jesus was born of the virgin Mary, but it was Joseph whose occupation provided His food, clothing, and shelter. Joseph was the human father who guided Jesus’ growth and taught Him a trade. Since there is dignity in work, Jesus became a carpenter, as was Joseph. When Jesus was 12 years old, He went to the Temple for His bar mitzvah, to be declared as “Son of the Law.” It was then that Joseph had to declare his son would take up his trade: “He shall be a carpenter.” Jesus worked as a carpenter in Nazareth until He was baptized by John the Baptist, at approximately 30 years of age (Luke 3:23). He then began His earthly ministry. What can we learn from Him?   Lord, thank You for submitting to the limitations of a human body. You gave us an example of how to work for a living. Help me follow Your example.   Even though Jesus is God, He became a Carpenter’s Son to grow as we must grow, to learn as we must learn and to gain favor with God and man, as we must do. But let’s not forget that Jesus left us an example of how we should work. Let’s follow His example.   Lord, I want to walk through life as You walked. I want to be successful at an occupation as You were. I want to learn obedience as You did (Hebrews 5:8). I want to please the heavenly Father as You did. Help me today. Amen.   Go Deeper: Luke 2:40-52   Jesus gave us an example of earthly work.
    3 Posted by Bud Stilwell
  • Jesus: Carpenter's Son Is this not the carpenter’s son? Is not His mother called Mary? And His brothers James, Joses, Simon, and Judas? Matthew 13:55   Jesus was a Carpenter’s Son; Joseph, His stepfather, was His legal guardian. Jesus was born of the virgin Mary, but it was Joseph whose occupation provided His food, clothing, and shelter. Joseph was the human father who guided Jesus’ growth and taught Him a trade. Since there is dignity in work, Jesus became a carpenter, as was Joseph. When Jesus was 12 years old, He went to the Temple for His bar mitzvah, to be declared as “Son of the Law.” It was then that Joseph had to declare his son would take up his trade: “He shall be a carpenter.” Jesus worked as a carpenter in Nazareth until He was baptized by John the Baptist, at approximately 30 years of age (Luke 3:23). He then began His earthly ministry. What can we learn from Him?   Lord, thank You for submitting to the limitations of a human body. You gave us an example of how to work for a living. Help me follow Your example.   Even though Jesus is God, He became a Carpenter’s Son to grow as we must grow, to learn as we must learn and to gain favor with God and man, as we must do. But let’s not forget that Jesus left us an example of how we should work. Let’s follow His example.   Lord, I want to walk through life as You walked. I want to be successful at an occupation as You were. I want to learn obedience as You did (Hebrews 5:8). I want to please the heavenly Father as You did. Help me today. Amen.   Go Deeper: Luke 2:40-52   Jesus gave us an example of earthly work.
    Jan 26, 2020 3
  • 26 Jan 2020
    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord God,   Today I lift up the churches in my city.   May Your Holy Spirit be powerfully present in each church and minister to each congregation and each church staff.   I pray that the people of my church can work with other Christian churches to reach, love and serve the people of our community.   You have gifted me to serve and I ask for Your guidance of what role I am to fill for You in my church and my community.   I want to tithe of the resources that You have entrusted to me to see Your kingdom come.   I ask for You to renew and revive my church, that we can be so filled with Your Holy Spirit to do good works in Your name, that we may spark an awakening and revival within our city.   Let us shine brightly for You, as Jesus taught us...   Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:16   Thank You for calling me to be Your disciple and for continually teaching me how to love others in Your holy name.   In Jesus' name, I pray,   Amen.
    3 Posted by Bud Stilwell
  • Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord God,   Today I lift up the churches in my city.   May Your Holy Spirit be powerfully present in each church and minister to each congregation and each church staff.   I pray that the people of my church can work with other Christian churches to reach, love and serve the people of our community.   You have gifted me to serve and I ask for Your guidance of what role I am to fill for You in my church and my community.   I want to tithe of the resources that You have entrusted to me to see Your kingdom come.   I ask for You to renew and revive my church, that we can be so filled with Your Holy Spirit to do good works in Your name, that we may spark an awakening and revival within our city.   Let us shine brightly for You, as Jesus taught us...   Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:16   Thank You for calling me to be Your disciple and for continually teaching me how to love others in Your holy name.   In Jesus' name, I pray,   Amen.
    Jan 26, 2020 3
  • 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.
    238629 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 238629
  • 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.
    51754 Posted by Don Safford
  • What Makes Christianity Different? By Billy Graham   •   April 7 Share22K+ Tweet Home Daily Devotion What Makes Christianity Different? He is not here, but is risen.—Luke 24:6 Something distinguishes Christianity from all the religions of the world. Not only does it carry the truth of the redemption, by the death of our Savior for our sins on the cross, but it carries the fact that Christ rose again. Only the Christian faith claims that its Leader died and rose again and is alive at this moment. Many gravestones carry the inscription, “Here lies . . . ,” but on Christ’s tomb are emblazoned the words, “He is not here.” Christianity has no shrines to visit, no dusty remains to venerate, no tombs at which to worship. Many good men have lived, and still live, in the memory of those who knew them, but there is only one Man who conquered death—Jesus Christ—and He will live forever. Listen to Billy Graham explain the resurrection in one minute. Prayer for the day The account of Your resurrection never ceases to bring me joy, Lord Jesus.
    Apr 07, 2019 51754
  • 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
    35258 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 35258
  • 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! 
    20749 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 20749
  • 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
    20660 Posted by Bud Stilwell
  • God only requires of his adult children, that their hearts be truly purified, and that they offer him continually the wishes and vows that naturally spring from perfect love. For these desires, being the genuine fruits of love, are the most perfect prayers that can spring from it. It is scarce conceivable how strait the way is wherein God leads them that follow him; and how dependent on him we must be, unless we are wanting in our faithfulness to him. John Wesley
    Aug 27, 2016 20660
  • 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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