Daily Bible Verse
Matthew 18:21-22 (peshitta)
Then Peter came up and said to him, My Lord, if my brother is at fault with me, how many times should I forgive him? up to seven times? Jesus said to him, I do not say to you up to seven times, but up to seventy times seventy-seven.
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It's such a small thing

K Reynolds+
published . 2 min read
They were not quite sure how it happened. They only knew that twice two of their three cats had managed to slipped out of their apartment unnoticed though their escapes were eventually discovered and they were located, one or both of them had picked up some tiny stowaways who laid quiet for awhile. It wasn't long though before their presence was revealed. Scratch, scratch scratch! When they became aware of their presence, the cats' owners went into action. They raced out to get products to treat their cats. They started to vacuum, wash and clean everything in sight but the problem only seemed to intensify. After valiantly fighting for a few weeks, they finally realized more drastic measures needed to be taken. They needed to call in some professionals in order to make sure their......

My light will once more shine

John Knox+
published . 2 min read
I was praying the other morning the Holy Spirit pressed upon me one word – Illuminate. As this word came into my spirit I saw a great powerful light illuminating believers and the church. Much like a search light beaming down and capturing each of us in its glare. According to my English Penguin dictionary the word illuminates means – a/ to cast light on something. b/ to decorate in brilliant colours. c/ to clarify something. Therefore the Lord says to you look up and see my light shinning down on you. Allow me to open up your dark places in your soul, so that the hidden things are revealed to my grace. Surrender your spirit to me says the Lord for I wish to illuminate my word to you in greater clarity and depth. To those who are struggling in the darkness, look up for my......

The pathway through the wilderness

K Reynolds+
published . 2 min read
Sometimes a situation doesn't merely seem hopeless, it is hopeless. For awhile, there was a glimmer of hope. Perhaps you could come up with a solution if you just had a moment to calm down and think about it. Perhaps your spouse, a family member, a friend or even a compassionate stranger would get an idea or had the resources to rescue you. Maybe the problem would resolve itself over time. Perhaps the unexpected would happen. You would get an unexpected inheritance, you would get a promotion, you would have a miraculous recovery, a debt would be forgiven, a mistake had been made and the test results were wrong, your wandering child returns, your marriage is restored but though you wait with eager anticipation, it doesn't happen. In fact, sometimes things become even worse. There......

Everyone's got an opinion

Les B+
published . 3 min read
2 Cor. 2:16 - … For we are the temple of the living God; just as God said, “I will dwell in them and walk among them; And I will be their God, and they shall be My people." Reflecting on our bodies as God's temple, a question continues to arise. How do we approach temples broken in body and mind … some since birth or childhood? Recalling the many thoughts spoken, taught, and said over the years; there seemed no more appropriate conclusion than the title of this blog. If looking for a scripture verse the following seems appropriate: Prov. 21:2 - Every man’s way (or belief's are - mine) is right in his own eyes, But the Lord weighs the hearts. Most believers when encountering troubles in another person's life want to have an answer or 'the......

Words to uplift you for the coming week

John Knox+
published . 1 min read
As we go into this coming week may we remind ourselves of these words form the Holy Spirit:- God will never leave us of forsake us. God will make our crooked path smooth. God will guide our feet to not stumble. God will make a way through the waters. God will provide streams of living water in the desert. Even through we walk the valley of the shadow of death his rod and staff are with us. When we are weary he will provide a resting place. The Holy Spirit will be our comforter, teacher and guide. As he did to his children he will be a cloud by day and a pillar of fire at night. The blood of Christ washed us from all sin, sickness, illness, infirmities, diseases and guilt. We have authority given to us from heaven and no harm will come to us. Stand firm in the blood of Christ with a......

Being found in him

Les B+
published . 1 min read
Phil. 3:9 - and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ--the righteousness that comes from God on the basis of faith. The Lord moved my heart to look at what are the benefits of being 'found in Christ.' The concept speaks directly to our union or oneness with God in Him. This list is lengthy, so I will provide a few which particularly stood out. Being found in Christ provides: Righteousness based on empowerment through the Holy Spirit. (Rom. 13:14) Restored to a right relationship with God and enmity removed. (Col. 1:21) Adopted as sons and daughters of the Most High. (2 Cor. 6:18) Possess eternal life in Christ. (John 11:25, 26, Rom. 6:23) A royal priesthood in our High Priest. (I Peter 2:9)......

Written in my heart baptism holy spirit speaking intongues

Dorothy Von Lehe
published . 4 min read
Written in My Heart: Baptism With The Holy Spirit – Speaking in Tongues (#13) The first Baptism with the Holy Spirit literally took place on the Day of Pentecost. Its purpose was to give the apostles and believers in Jesus Christ the power to go out and spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ and do God's work throughout the world. Jesus, after His resurrection and in His glorified body, was able to breathe His Spirit into the apostles as told to us in John 20: 22 (NIV) "And when He had said this, He breathed on them, and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit." At the time we become saved we receive the Spirit of Christ - referred to as the Holy Spirit. When our life belongs to Jesus and we are walking with Jesus, Jesus abides in us and we abide in Him. Christians......

Written in my heart death to life experience part 2 (12)

Dorothy Von Lehe
published . 4 min read
Written in My Heart: Death to Life Experience Part 2 (#12) It would be good to reread Part 1 to follow this writing. The final biopsy results, which were brought to me two days later seemed to confirm that what I had experienced was a rupture resulting in an internal bleed. The multiple masses floating inside my body cavity were coagulated blood and not cancerous tumors. In three days I went from a pronouncement of death to a newness of LIFE. This whole experience revolved around the shedding of blood! Jesus did not cause the internal bleed, but He definitely used the experience for good. I am still in awe that Jesus allowed me to share in this way a taste of His suffering on the cross. The pain in the very center of my left foot. Two days later, pain in the very center of my left hand.......