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Expectation: Make Requests and Wait

Expectation: Make Request and Wait

In the morning, O Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation.(Psalm 5:3 NIV) Heart Conditions  Wednesdays are always special while writing, always heart tugs. King David teaches many lessons concerning heart conditions. As he presented his request to the Lord, he waited in expectation. Then his thoughts went into writing God’s Truth concerning situations: (Psalm 5:4-6) God does not take pleasure in evil. With God, the wicked cannot dwell. The arrogant cannot stand in God’s presence. He hates all who does wrong. Those who tell lies will be destroyed. […]

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Joyful: Holding Good, Avoiding Every Kind of Evil

Joyful: Holding Good, Avoiding Every Kind of Evil

Be joyful always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. Do not put out the Spirit’s fire, do not treat prophecies with contempt. Test everything. Hold on to what is good. Avoid every kind of evil. (1 Thessalonians 5:16-22 NIV) Motivating Monday! Why is God’s will for us to be joyful always, praying continually, and giving thanks in all circumstances? In one simple sentence, is a recipe for life abundant. When life gives lemons, make lemonade. With endless rain- becoming exhausting for many- cattle ranchers in various parts have better […]

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Trusted: Faithful w/Little, Charge of Many

Trusted: Faithful w/Little, Charge of Many

His master replied, “Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things, I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!” (Matthew 25:21 NIV) Greater Things The Parable of the Talents…Entrusting one’s property to their servants. Jesus was taken back to Heaven, God sent The Holy Spirit to help as we are God’s servants expected to do greater things than Jesus, building God’s Kingdom. This is a tall order, yet, clearly stated in Scripture. Strength Never our own strength, always trusting and seeking Jesus for our next steps. I […]

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Generously…Lacking Wisdom? A Powerful Offer

Generously...Lacking Wisdom? A Powerful Offer

If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. (James 1:5 NIV) Motivating Monday! I love how this verse is sandwiched between…considering it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds and when asking for wisdom, we must believe and not doubt. Prime example of reading the entire text, there is always more to the story. It’s like often heard…The Bible is not a smorgasbord of picking and choosing what suits our fancy, yet, every word written is intentional for our […]

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Promise: God’s Plans Prevail, Avoid Doubt

Promise: God

It is not as though God’s word had failed. For not all who are descended from Israel are Israel. Not because they are his descendants are they all Abraham’s children. On the contrary, “It is through Isaac that your offspring will be reckoned.” In other words, it is not the natural children who are God’s children, but it is the children of the promise who are regarded as Abraham’s offspring. For this was how the promise was stated, “At the appointed time I will return, and Sarah will have a son.” (Romans 9:6-9 NIV) Forward Friday! July 5, 2019: The […]

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Commands; Yes to Life, No to Death

Commands; Yes to Life, No to Death

And now, dear lady, I am not writing you a new command but one we have had from the beginning. I ask that we love one another. And this is love; that we walk in obedience to his commands. As you have heard from the beginning, his command is that you walk in love. Many deceivers, who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ…(2 John 5-7a) Motivating Monday!  And this is love…that we walk in obedience to His commands. This is why we need to study Scripture, and build Biblical knowledge to understand God’s commands. We’ll never be able to walk in […]

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Conformed or Transformed? Renewing Minds

Conformed or Transformed? Renewing Minds

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. (Romans 12:2 ESV) Forward Friday! Wow! Moving forward from all societal confusion in our culture, by making a conscious decision- not to be conformed to this world. This is monumental- imagine active decisions all around…making a stand against being conformed to this world. Because…massive movements transforming are a reality, flipping from God honoring ethics to sin being accepted and cool. Conformed How do we avoid […]

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Sustain: Finding Stability, Learning Trust

Sustain: Finding Stability, Learning Trust

Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous fall. But you, O God, will bring down the wicked into the pit of corruption; bloodthirsty and deceitful men will not live out half their days. But as for me, I trust in you. (Psalm 55:22, 23 NIV) Sustain As for me, I trust in God, Jesus, and The Holy Spirit. How about you? Someone today hear loud and clear…God cares and He will sustain you. He promises to never let the righteous fall. Should we be snagged by satan or deceitful men…keep […]

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Gravitate…Which Direction, Cold or Hot?

Gravitate...Which Direction, Cold or Hot?

“You are a king, then!” said Pilate. Jesus answered, “You are right in saying I am a king. In fact, for this reason I was born, and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone on the side of truth listens to me.” John 18:37 NIV) Forward Friday! The conversation between Pilate and Jesus is one to read. Pilate found no basis to charge Jesus- only a custom continued Jesus’ path to the cross. Who is Jesus? Pilot went to the crowd and they chose to free Barabbas. It’s funny how memories can be stronger […]

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Promises/Warnings…God is Clear, Never Confused

Promises/Warnings...God is Clear, Never Confused

But as surely as God is faithful, our message to you is not “Yes” and “NO.” For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by me and Silas, and Timothy, was not “YES” and “NO,” but in him it has always been “Yes.” For no matter how may promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. (2 Corinthians 1:18-20) Promises How do we know God’s promises? We study God’s Word! God’s promises will be revealed to us in God’s perfect timing as long as we stay diligent studying God’s Word. Spiritual Journeys begin, and we […]

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