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The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul. (Psalm 23:1-3) NIV
When was the last time your soul was refreshed? Have you ever had it refreshed? What was going on around you? Were you beside still waters? Were you lying down in green pastures? Continue reading
Help, Lord, for no one is faithful anymore; those who are loyal have vanished from the human race. (Psalms 12:1) NIV
Independence Day! Significant, yes! But what is the significance? To most it is a holiday, a day off work, a chance to sleep late, be lazy or catch up on housework, yard work, spend a day at the beach, leisure.
“let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water”. (Hebrews 10:22) NIV
Guilt is a powerfully destructive emotion. It is a sickness that creeps into the body’s crevices and rots it. Since it is such a powerful and destructive emotion, it is one of satan’s favorite toys to play with. He uses it to hold people captive and in-prisoned in a state of depression and unhappiness. He can torture and torment the mind and poke holes into hearts. He can poison self esteem and use it to make you feel unworthy and less than others. Continue reading
“A person’s ways seem pure to them, but motives are weighed by the Lord” (Proverbs 16:2 NIV) Cleanliness is a state of being clean, fresh and pure. Most people prefer to be clean rather than dirty. This outward appearance is … Continue reading
If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. (1John 1:8) My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. (1John 2:1)
The scene passed before me like I was one of the cast in a scripted play. I walked away wondering what had just happened. Did I really just speak an untruth? Ok, go ahead, call it like it is, I told a lie. ugh……I hate that word and in the moments after it happened I hated myself.
I took a direct hit. Me 0 vs Satan 1. He was really beginning to rub it in. Condemnation, guilt, remorse, you name it, I was being assaulted by it. I sat down and immediately went to the Lord, asking for forgiveness, asking how did I let this happen? This is not me, this is not who I want to be, this is someone that is foreign to me. It happened so quickly that I didn’t even have a chance to think twice and decide not to, I just did it!!!!!
You are my King and my God, who decrees victories for Jacob. (Psalm 44:4) NIV
V I C T O R Y……this was the name of the cheer I was asked to perform many years ago when I was trying out for the cheerleading squad. It went like this… Our goal is high, our aim to win with A C T I O N, Victory, Victory Victory team! The victory was mine! I won my place on the squad.
Hindsight makes it easy when you get older, to look back and see how God has orchestrated events over time, that have molded your personality and shaped you like a well worn shoe into the comfortable places of your life. Continue reading
“I spoke to them, but they did not listen; I called to them, but they did not answer.” (Jeremiah 35:17 NIV)
This morning I was talking to my 5-year old, trying to provide an answer to a question. As I was talking, he asked the same question. Each time I went to give an answer, he would interrupt and ask me the question again. I stopped and looked at him and asked if he was listening to me and he gave me he gave an exasperated sigh and said” Oh you never listen to me” and ran off. What went wrong? Now there are some things that involve 5-year olds that will never be understood as amusing as they may be but there are other things that involve listening skills that are quite critical to understand.