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Challenged by who god is
Les B+   ()
Powerful God - Mighty Creator
I Cor. 2:11 - "For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so the thoughts of God no one knows except the Spirit of God." (NASB) In the 1990's, my two favorite Christian groups were 4 Him and Phillips, Craig, and Dean. For the past two weeks one song performed by 4 Him from their last CD kept running through my mind and being played in the car. The song was not one of their many #1 songs from over fifteen years; still one of my favorites. Listening to the words again and again a test was placed on my heart. As worship leaders sometimes do the Holy Spirit encouraged new vision from the words and praise. Listening, singing, and meditating on what was sung the Lord posed several questions. The song: Who You Are with written...
Living in god's presence
K Reynolds+   ()
Do we want to be where God is?
Today I read a blog by @watchmanjohn entitled Taking 2016 For Granted. In his blog, he recounted an incident recorded in Numbers 14. The 12 spies who Moses had been sent to scout out the Promised Land had returned. The land was rich and bountiful but ten spies focused on the obstacles that stood in their way of possessing the land. Two spies, Caleb and Joshua, tried in vain to remind the people that God had promised them this land and regardless of the strength of their enemies, God would deliver it into their hands, just like He had promised. These were the people who constantly complained despite the fact that they had seen Red Sea parted and Pharaoh's army destroyed. These were the people who seen the presence of God as a cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night. They had drank...
Taking 2016 for granted
John Knox+   ()
I sense that we, the elect born of the shed blood from the only begotten Son of God, stand this coming year on the banks of the river Jordan. I believe in my spirit that the Lord is preparing his beloved children for something bigger this year than we can imagine. Last year was a year of struggle for many, but 2016 will be the year when we will come into harvest and walk into our promises prepared for us since the beginning of the world. 2016 will be when the door opens before us and we cross our Jordan into the land promised to us. It may be that the Lord will lead us into new revelation, or prosperity, or wellness or a closer walk with himself as Enoch was wont to do. As we look into the year I believe that we are like the Joshua generation ready to go over into Gods promises. Many of...
Doing all you know to do
Les B+   ()
He Leads Rulers Away Stripped And Makes Fools Of Judges
James 1: 2- 4 "Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing." (NASB) The past week my heart's fill of grief is the greatest in decades. Forced to stare into the face of neglect directed towards ones loved and myself, the abyss seemed bottomless. In the scripture above being glad of proving the conviction of truth produces steadfastness, how do I allow this to a complete ending without forsaking anything spiritually? This past week in a small group with 3 other believers, each shared major issues seeking the Lord for assistance. After all answered a question each stated any significant points...
The walls of jericho
K Reynolds+   ()
The walls are big and menacing so what do you do?
Under God's help and direction, Joshua had led the Israelites into the Promised Land. This however was not a time for celebration and relaxation. In fact, it was quite the contrary. It was time to go into battle and take possession of the land God had promised He would give them. It is interesting to note that God did not simply empty the land of its inhabitants when the Israelites arrived. They had to get involved in the process and sometimes so must we. The fall of Jericho is recorded in the sixth chapter of Joshua. It is not surprising that archaeologists are divided on their conclusions drawn from the evidence uncovered at the site of Jericho. There are some things that they do agree on however. There is no question that this is the site of Jericho, not only the walls but the city...
In the these last days
John Knox+   ()
In these last days we are going to see the wondrous works of the Lord as we have never witness them before. Our eyes are going to be opened as we hear of an out poring here and as we look over there, we will hear of another manifestation over yonder. So much so that we will not know where to turn and look for the glory of the Lord will cover the land as he prepares his bride. Part of this outpouring will include the raising of the prophetic office that the church has lost for God will restore the fortunes of his beloved that the canker worms have eaten away. I believe that even now he is raising up prophets after the heart of Jesus rather than the Aaronic dynasty. For the prophets of the latter days will be modeled on Jesus after the order of Melchizedek, rather than one appointed after...
To give by own will or be taken away forcefully by law
Deepa N+   ()
Only few People have the heart to give it away
Jesus Christ gives us the assurance of God's love and provides us the courage to give, the first thing He teaches us to give is our life on the cross with Him. When we get baptized we give our lives at our will to Christ. When we willingly give our lives, Jesus Christ promises us to raise us on the last day and restore us with eternal life. The strength and love of Christ teaches us to give away our weaknesses, our relationships, our luxuries, our laziness, our fears, our doubts. When we give away all these Jesus Christ through His love fills our lives with His Love, Presence, Holy Spirit, Peace, Grace and many other blessings. Not everyone is ready to give. There are people who refuse to give, they feel their life is more precious that it cannot be crucified on the cross. They feel...
Duchess the menace
Veronica Philips+   ()
Our IVF Journey 4 Years Ago
Back Link: Princess, the first baby, was all natural, but after her birth, I developed complications with my Fallopian Tubes. Hence, both Sweetness and Duchess are IVF babies with very different journey's. Riddle me this, how does an innocent, perfect, 3yr old angel, smuggle a bottle of hand lotion into her crib, without her parents seeing it, at bed time? Wait, there's more! How then, does she have the presence of mind to form INTENT, and wait until her parents are settled (I was not asleep, but Merrill was, just saying) then pull out said bottle of hand lotion, and commence to spreading it all over the crib, her body, her hair, her blankets, her pillows, THEN say, “Mommy, I yucky” . Yes baby. Yes you are. Four years ago, as I lie on my back, in that horribly...
Poem about my views.
Deborah Pinnell+   ()
The world is still spinning.
Politicians are lying, and nobody's buying. Mamas are crying, cause their children are dying. Soldiers fight wars that nobody's winning. People are praying; sinners are sinning. And the world just keeps spinning and spinning and spinning. We read all the headlines and buy into fear, the next big outbreak is hitting this year. The media puts out stories of threats and disease while people pop pills to help their mind ease. And all God's children do whatever they please. Never stopping to ask what their neighbor needs.We all claim to want peace while hate rages inside. We can't let those bums have a free ride! We'll put up a wall to keep the enemy out, then tear down a brother we know nothing about. People want change but they stay the same and everyone else is surely to...
An ounce of prevention
K Reynolds+   ()
Sometimes we really can change the outcome.
Earlier this week, I was contacted by a woman who worked for my health insurance company. They are preparing a series on the importance of preventive care and wanted permission to share my story. I gave my consent without giving it a second thought. You see, I am a firm believer in preventive care and I have good reason to be a supporter of it. Over 25 years ago, a doctor noted that my maternal grandmother died of breast cancer which had matastasized to her lungs. She was diagnosed with breast cancer when she was about 37 years old. She was 44 years old when she died. This doctor also noted that my father had been diagnosed with colon cancer at age 40. He died a few weeks after his 43rd birthday. Though these two cancers are not related, this doctor immediately issued orders for me to...
The word of the lord came to me in 2016
John Knox+   ()
The word in 2016 is as a Seed.
Surely one of the most thrilling phrases in the Bible is the words 'The word of the Lord came.' I have notice that in the NIV translation it is recorded 131 times, while the KJV has 139; with the book of Ezekiel having the most occurrences at 50 in the NIV. One can imagine what joy and worship these words have brought to Gods saints over the decades; or the trepidation and fear as Gods prophets relayed Yahweh's message to his people. To hear the voice of God is such a 'bowing down act of worship' that one is lifted into the heavenlies and the glory of the Lord surrounds our being like a great light. I am convinced that this year of 2016 will be the year when the word of the Lord will come to his faithful sons and daughters who walk before him in humility and openness....
Snipitz - whats in a name
Dale Sharp+   ()
Whats in a name? read a little and find out mine...
“Good evening and welcome to Burger King, can I interest you in a Whopper?” says the garbled disembodied voice that is part of the lexicon of Fast food ordering. “Nope” Is my reply. “I will have a double Bacon Cheeseburger with double meat, plain. Large size that with a Dr. Pepper.” “ Ok, I will have your total at the window.” Pleasant enough voice, I thought to myself. Pulling my car through the drive thru. Coming to the window I am greeted by a friendly smile and the pinkest hair I have ever seen. That will be $10.86... $10.86... for a hamburger, fries and a drink. Let me pause right here to ponder the fact that it is now just as expensive to order a “Fast Food” meal as going to some of my local sit down restaurants! Oh my gosh, I am...
God's gonna cut you down
Sarah VM+   ()
On Pruning, and Fearing the Lord
Johnny Cash has a song with a title that gives me the shivers - the Old Testament shivers I would call them, because they are the same shivers I get while reading how the Israelites were punished for their unfaithfulness. 'God's gonna cut you down.' My face comes out in goosebumps as I type the words. I feel fear. When I think fear, I think: "The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?" - Psalm 27:1, KJV and I believe it! But - uh-oh - that brings me back round again. No escaping it. "Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence?" - Psalm 139:7 Whom then shall I fear? I shall fear my Lord. He does cut us down from time to time, doesn't He? He does...
Those who walk righteously in 2016
John Knox+   ()
Will see God in all his Glory
I was reading an article the other day in which the author was recounting a dream he had witnessed in the spirit. He was watching a field of wheat grow. As he watched, there appeared to be similar looking wheat growing alongside the first. As he looked more intently he realized that the second wheat were tares. At this point he describes that he heard a grotesque noise that grew louder and louder, so much so that he had to cover his ears but as he did so he noticed with dismay that the tares were beating the wheat stalks into submission amidst howls of glee. Down and down the squashed wheat tumbled as the noise rose to shrieks. As this point he was brought as if in a drone to fly over the field. As he did he noticed that the horrendous howling of a noise had been replaced with a more...
Those unnecessary things
K Reynolds+   ()
Sometimes it can be really hard to let go of stuff.
Last week, the microwave over my oven broke. We knew it had a few "issues" over the past two years and so it was probably time to replace it. Rather than race around town looking for a replacement (I hate shopping), I went online to see what I could find. After checking out a few stores and not liking their prices, I decided to check out a place that sells new appliances with cosmetic imperfections like a scratch in the side which cannot be seen once it is installed. Their prices were better but what was this? A limited number of microwaves that were reduced even further? My husband and I hurried off to store. The inventory showed there was only one left at that store but the sales person couldn't find it. He eventually found it in a back room where it had been placed...
What if god was just like us?
Simon Fenn+   ()
A new twist on the oldest love story..
What do you think are the most common two words in the bible? Not counting the words the, and, it, a, an, or other conjunctions and prepositions. I mean the two most common proper words. You probably have them in mind already; they are Lord and God. Two proper nouns that are also the most commonly used titles for our creator and the author of the bible. I suppose it makes sense, given the book is about Him. Yet it is a surprising anomaly that there are two books of the bible in which the two most common words in the bible, God and Lord, do not appear at all. The two books are in the Old Testament. They are Song of Songs and Esther. Lord and God are suspiciously missing from them both. In fact, God is neither referenced by name nor in person - whatsoever. We can see Him - anonymously, as...
Chariots and horses or god?
K Reynolds+   ()
Are we going to do things are way or God's way?
Yesterday I was just thinking about a passage of scripture which happens to be today's Daily Bible Verse: Some trust in chariots, and some in horses; but we will remember the name of the Lord our God. They have bowed down and fallen; but we have risen and stand upright. Psalm 20:7-8 (NKJV) I remember a particular occasion at the beginning of 1983 when my husband and I prayed but trusted in the chariots and horses of man as the solution to a particular problem we were facing. Instead of waiting on the Lord and allowing Him to provide, we were enticed to take the solution that was handed to us, assuming in our youth and foolishness that this solution was God's answer. Looking back more than 30 years later we can both say with 100% certainty that it was not. We did not know it at...
Hovering, genesis 1:2 - a word study
Kenneth Figurelli+   ()
A look at the Biblical meaning of the word Hovering.
The theme of this blog is the same as almost all my blogs: the Bible isthe inerrant, intricate, interwoven, multi-layered, precise, symbolic, factually flawless, deeply spiritual, and historically perfect book. No man could have written it. It is the inspired Word of God, so do what it says to do. Let's take a look at Genesis 1:1-2 “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.” (NAS, bold print added) I decided to look a little closer at the phrase “the Spirit of God was hovering” in order to more fully understand it. The verb in this phrase is “was hovering” , and it is translated from the Hebrew word...
How people view you
Les B+   ()
Becoming As Christ To Win The Weak
II Cor. 1:3 - 5 "Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. For just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ, so also our comfort abounds through Christ." (NIV) In the past two months, three university researchers presented findings at a conference. Placing their findings in academic articles and a book soon to be published for the general public. Two were professors of clinical psychology and the third of organizational development and human communication. Over a fifteen year period they gathered data from thousands of participants. Across all age groups, various countries,...
The anthem of a believer's heart
Kirk M+   ()
Our hearts cry out to God through good times and bad
Here I stand before you Lord, without a stitch of self-righteousness. Here I stand before you Lord, fully clothed in your glory and adorned with your grace. I have nothing to give you save the life you gave me, I can do nothing for you outside of your strength. I am nothing according to the world, but in you I have everything and am everything good and right. Lord, I stand here today knowing full well what you have made me in Christ; yet I cannot seem to climb above the debris of this life to grab your hand. I have studied your Word and know what it says; yet when trouble comes, that knowledge vanishes as dust in the wind. I have tasted and known your love and goodness; yet in times of great hurt, I feel so alone. I cry out before you to save me and fix me; yet at times there is no help...
2016 will be a thirst quenching year.
John Knox+   ()
My water will sustain you richly
This year I sense that the Lord will satisfy the thirsty, for as one panted for water and our tongue cleaved to the top of our mouth in the past year this year we will come to the fountain of water that will never run dry. In this past year there were times when our spirit was so parched that we felt that we would die but the Lord gave our smooth stones to suck on. Stones that had been made smooth by the constant tumbling together in the fast flowing stream of fellowship. These living stones were able to sustain but they were not the fountain hewed by God from the rock of Jesus with water gushing, out as the Israelites experienced in the desert. We so longed for more of Gods living water but he took us through the dry places with very little in the way of water to fully satisfy us....
Inconvenience or investment
K Reynolds+   ()
Are we willing to have our life interrupted?
My husband is an embedded employee at a large international company which has various office complexes in our area. He is one of a team of people who provide audio visual support at these sites. Last fall, a contract employee with that company was looking for someone to who could pick him up and take him home while his car was being fixed. While it would be about 10 miles out of the way for him, one way, my husband agreed to help him out. My husband did so for a few days. Then the man picked up his car. After a few days however, he told my husband that the car was not fixed and was back in the shop again. Could he help him out? Of course! It was finally determined that the car was not repairable and would have to be replaced. For some reason or another, the man was not in a position where...
Overcoming hatred and anger brings us closer to the image of christ
Deepa N+   ()
Hatred and anger takes us away from God:
Looking back at my family back in India, and my life in the past. My childhood had been a good with respect to having a good home and good education, but for that most men and women did not have any control over their anger and frustration. My mom used to literally stop us from doing anything that will provoke the anger of my dad. In my home being canned from my mistakes was very common, also when my dad gets angry on my mom or anyone in the family, he uses words which literally shatters people's minds, resulting in family in tears and shoutings. Even when I grew up, I grew up being a person who gets angry very fast, and will shout at people when I get angry. When I became a teenager it kind of became my charecter. But there was lots of justifications behind why this anger is okay,...
I saw jesus today
Les B+   ()
Will We Be Christ To All As God Calls?
Romans 12: 15 - "Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn." (NIV) A friend contacted me a couple of days ago with to deliver a very simple message. To let me know they were contending before the Lord on my behalf and missed seeing me on CB. Knowing the struggle with clinical depression and anxiety disorders began in teen years with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) making this time of year the most difficult. Medication adjustments made nearly two and a half weeks ago still are not working and years taught me the 'brain game" is as much art as science. The agenda was transparent. Merely communicate godly love, care, and prayers from The Father. No axes to grind on what is wrong in the world, church, Christians, politics, etc. Micah 4:3 - "They...
Website updates - january 2016
ChristianBlog Account+   ()
Updates to the CB website during January 2016
Greetings Christian Bloggers, This is a brief overview of the changes made to the ChristianBlog.Com website and services over the course of January 2016, not including the unfortunate downtime and issues between the 26th and today. January 28, 2016 Plus and PRO bloggers are now able to activate a blog as a sponsored blog multiple times. Numerous character limitations have been drastically increased or removed all together. Remote API limits increased by 5000 queries per 24 hours. January 26, 2016 Registration has become an "invite" only option. January 23, 2016 Pro Bloggers are able to add a personal website to their Social connections. January 13, 2016 The "Saved" feature is now available for Plus and Pro bloggers. Due to non-use, our "Intro" membership...

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