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Patience And Humility In God Are Always Victorious!
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kreynolds
Follow the signs!
K Reynolds+   ()
Are you following what someone says or reading God's sig
I had to go to the St. Louis airport early this morning. Since I had never been there before, I carefully followed the signs to the parking ramp. When I arrived at the entrance however, there was a road block and a sign which said the ramp was full. Hmm... Several ramp employees were standing next to the sign so I pulled up and asked them where I could park. One of the men told me I could park in the other ramp. Other ramp? I told him I was from out-of-state and had no idea where this "other ramp" was located. Could he please direct me to it? Sure! He then proceeded to tell me to go down this road, curve around and then go over here but when I did, I needed to get in that lane over there, not the one I had been on before and then go up and over, stand on my head, turn around,...
paulphil
Hold on loosely
Paul Phillips+   ()
We are called to better things than what is in our past.
Go, bid the hero who has run Thro' fields of death to gather fame,Go, bid him lay his laurels down, And all his well-earn'd praise disclaim. (from The Captive Ribband Robert Burns Scottish poet 1759-1796) Late one recent night, fallen prey to a short-lived spasm ofconscience brought on bytoo much time spent in front of one screen or another, I took up a volume of Robert Burns' poetry and determined to wade through it. Or, at least a portion of it. My resolve - along withmy guilty conscience - was in the final stages of relenting when I came across the jewel which contains the passage quoted above. I had slogged through too many lines of the bewilderingScots dialect, but it took only a lineor two for me to grasp the poet's meaning here. Mr. Burns speaks of a single ribbon...
paulphil
Count it all what?
Paul Phillips+   ()
The trials we face and overcome make us better people.
The morose lad leaned against the doorway to the kitchen. Arms folded across his chest defiantly, he delivered his message to anyone who would listen. “Apparently, we can't stay for dessert.” With that, he turned and stalked out of the room. We tried not to. We didn't want to embarrass the boy. Still, it was pretty funny. No. More like hilarious. To us anyway. The laughter started quietly and swelled from there. I'm sure he heard us. It didn't make him any happier. Dessert is an important event at Grandma's house. It would be a sore trial for him to miss it. Learning to live with disappointment is a hard lesson for a nine-year-old. Count it all joy, my brothers... A friend of mine complained publicly the other day. She was playing a game of Scrabble and...
deepaanne
God gimme the patience to wait for your time..
Deepa N+   ()
The time of Transition.. The transformation..
By God's Grace I have slowly started partial weight bearing with my Boots and Crutches. Slowly the swelling in my foot is reducing, the muscular movement is increasing. But still a couple of weeks to go, till I can start total weight bearing on my feet. It is like the Olympian crossing the finish line, as we get closer and closer it gets harder and harder, trying to pull in the most strength possible to make it to the finish line. It is hard and tough to pull out our own strength, when we are in our weakest moments. God knows we are at our weakest that is why He is asking us to love Him with all our Strength. He knows I am weak, but still He knows that He is the Strength inside me. HE makes His dwelling inside me and transforms into my strength. Sometimes what God does in our lives,...
doneuntotheleast
Let all pride go
Les B+   ()
Patience and Humility in God are always Victorious!
II Cor. 6:8 - And, "I will be a Father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty." (NASB) You stop and think what good am I? 'Look at my state Lord,' please let me hide. Life, body, and mind of use to no one, Oh God Most High, no place left to run. Have I not called you children of mine? Royal Priests The King, drawing nigh. Instead you listen and believe a lie, 'Nothing remains to give,' you think inside. Spirit, soul, and body beaten through, Partially right, only through Christ is life anew! You say, 'I cannot hear you Lord,' Yet knowing I speak, while pain and enemy steal and keep. Though heart and flesh in weakness fail, The Lord God Almighty, rips apart the veil! Living around many but still alone, No, still not called to...
watchmanjohn
Chosen, adopted and accepted into gods family
John Knox+   ()
THOUGHTS FROM THE HOLY SPIRIT BASED ON EPHESIANS ONE
I have been thinking a lot of late about the truth that we all belong to the family of God. The Bible speaks of 'sonship' and by implication 'daughertship.' This concept first introduced by Jesus which has been recorded in John's gospel. This radical theme was taken up by Paul in a number of his letters and I have been intrigued of late that we are not orphan spirits. It is remarkable that this revealed truth was not released by the Father until Jesus walked this earth for I believe we cannot belong to the family of God unless we are born again and heave been sealed by the spirit which is our certificate of co-heirs with the Son. As I was meditating on this glorious truth I was lead to Ephesians chapter one. For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to...
Diary of a new soul: january
Evie White+   ()
Inspired by MacDonald's Diary of An Old Soul
These poems are inspired by George McDonald's collection, the Diary of an Old Soul. He was one of C.S. Lewis' favorite writers. At the beginning of his book, MacDonald invites readers to write their own poems as they read each one of his. These are the poems inspired by his collection for January - each one is a memory of God's faithfulness through the journey I have shared with you. Writing these brought me great comfort, hope and joy. Some of these have been posted before, but 22 - 31 are new. The last is my favorite. May your soul be blessed! With Love, Evie 1. Oh Lord, let me behold the dream Of who you made me to be. Old in soul, But new and bold in courage on your own behalf. A truer image of your likeness Reflected on my finished self, Not careless with youthful...
watchmanjohn
Behold i have laid these two stones
John Knox+   ()
Love and forgiveness are the foundations of your temple
The Holy Spirit is saying to me: 'Be quick to forgive, in fact quicker than quick for unforgiveness laying in your heart will expel my love from your heart. For it is through the Fathers love that you will learn to love others with His forgiveness. For our hears are forgiving hearts for we do not dwell on the wrongs done against us.' Our hearts long for restoration, our hearts long for reconciliation, our hearts long for peace among all peoples. I know that it is not easy for you to forgive the wrongs committed against you for your hearts are still under the power of darkness. But do not allow this to be an excuse for I have sanctified your heart and set you apart for the Fathers work based on Jesus sacrifice.' Surrender your heart and soul to me and I will teach you, for I am...
doneuntotheleast
The great, generous, and gentle love of god!
Les B+   ()
Precious is each moment and person.
Phil. 4:5 - "Let your gentle spirit be known to all men. The Lord is near." (NASB) Last week, as son in his thirties retuned tools to his father in a small town outside the city. A dispute ensued and the son drew and pointed a loaded handgun. The dad called 911 and the son said trouble await. A deputy sheriff and police chief responded. Unaware, son lying in wait clothed in body armor positioned as a sniper with a high powered rifle. Stopping a safe distance from a suspect "armed and dangerous." The deputy stepped out of the car met with an immediate bullet in the neck. After five hours of working to save his life, he was pronounced dead. The family contacted our business the following day. We delivered some goods and a thank you note to the hospital ER staff....
paulphil
The pursuit of. . .
Paul Phillips+   ()
He gives all our heart desires, as long as it desires Him.
This. Guitar. Could. Be. Mine. The little boy, all of five years old, stood near the back of the music store holding the six hundred dollar guitar he had just picked up from my repair rack. The paper tag that clung to one of the tuning keys by its string spun crazily in the breeze from the ceiling fan overhead, offering proof that it couldn't be his. It belonged to someone already. It could never be his. Nevertheless, he repeated the words, since his mother hadn't heard him the first time seemingly. This. Guitar. Could. Be. Mine. Please. She had heard him. Before he added the please, she had heard him. I was waiting for her to take action since the expensive guitar was actually in the young child's hands. My every fiber screamed for me to do something about it. But, not...
watchmanjohn
Anxious thoughts ~ we need discernment
John Knox+   ()
Anxious thoughts rob us of the full store house
I am sure that many of us have a limited knowledge and awareness of prayer as seen from the eye of the Lord. I believe that if we could come to understand prayer and its function in our walk from Gods perspective, we would be blown away. Many of our understandings of why we need to pray and what prayer does and its function in our Christian maturity do not match up with Gods point of view. I am convinced of this for I sense that we will never come to a full understanding of things 'spiritual' concerning our growing into the fullness of Christ. I was drawn by the Holy Spirit to a verse in Psalm 139:23 Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. As I read this I found myself asking the question How often do I ask in prayer for the Holy Spirit to...
kreynolds
Preventative care screening
K Reynolds+   ()
It is important spiritually as well as physically.
This morning I read a comment on a discussion board that made me stop in my tracks. I didn't know whether to laugh at the foolishness of the statement or get angry at what I perceived to be not only a stupid but possibly dangerous remark. According to the individual who posted the comment, there is no evidence that preventative care screenings are of any use therefore they are unnecessary. Apparently in this person's mind, preventative screening is merely a way for doctors to pad their pockets with the hard-earned cash of their patients. I suppose that's why many, if not all health insurance plans in the US do not even charge a deductible for routine screenings such as mammograms and colonoscopies as well as for the lab work required prior to an annual physical exam which is...
dpinnell5
Blindsided this week
Deborah Pinnell+   ()
Story about my accident last Friday
verb blind·side \ˈblÄ«n(d)-Ë sÄ«d\ : to hit (someone who is facing in another direction) suddenly :to surprise or shock (someone) in a very unpleasant way I was sitting at a red light. I had called my Mom to tell her I was on my way to my house to pick her up, the light turned green and so I started to head home when there was a loud crash and my head hit my window. I was dazed and confused as I heard my car through the radio saying "calling 911". I was blindsided. I never saw the truck barreling through the red light. In an instant I was hit and my car was totaled. I experienced so much in such a short amount of time. The other driver and some stranger kept trying to get me to get out of my car. I didn't want to move, I didn't want...
paulphil
If tomorrow never comes
Paul Phillips+   ()
Today we fight, but tomorrow we sing.
Faint not - fight on! Tomorrow comes the song. “I'll just take this with me, okay? There might be a poem in it I can use.” I looked over at the Lovely Lady as I headed toward the door earlier tonight, waving the thin volume in the air as I spoke. The little book of popular poetry from the nineteenth century had come from her parent's home (and possibly her grandparent's before that), so I felt I needed her approval. Smiling at me, she told me to take it. She never expected anything less when she brought it home a while back. The little book of verse is lying open on my desk even now, along with three or four others. I really didn't think I would find anything spectacular in it. Poetry is just poetry. Sometimes. Men and women in the past did just as many of us...
bibleguy64
What is god's name?
Kenneth Figurelli+   ()
A discussion of the evolution of the name Jehovah.
Many people use the name “Jehovah” when speaking of the Lord God of the Old Testament. Where did that name come from? Did God refer to Himself as Jehovah in the Old Testament? Actually, this is a complicated subject. Let's begin by seeing what the Bible says. In Exodus, God told Moses to deliver His people from slavery in Egypt. When Moses was speaking with God, he asked God for His name. Moses wanted to know what to call God when the Hebrew people asked. Here is the answer that he was given: “And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shall you say unto the children of Israel, I AM has sent me unto you.” Exodus 3:14 (KJ2, bold print added) So, God told Moses to tell the people “I AM” sent him. In Exodus, He told Moses His name was I AM....
watchmanjohn
The open door and my fooolishness
John Knox+   ()
WALLS, DOORS, DOUBLE MINDEDNESS, RESURRECTED POWER AND GODS
I did a foolish action the other day I opened the door of my heart to the spirit of doubt and fear. But it was too late when I realized this, for the wild imaginations had started to invade my mind with outlandish speculations. Could I shut the door now? No. Then I made the second foolish mistake. Even though I cried out to the Lord in prayer I kept looking at the symptoms and his presence was not there. This drew further anxiety into my already splintered mind. At this point I realized I was drowning into blackness and I needed a rope to cling to. Somehow I was able to gird up my mind and choose not to dwell on the circumstances and made a conscious decision of the will to turn my focus upon scripture. As I recited Gods word concerning my status before him as a result of the cross and...
Knowing vs. believing
Hans Warnke+   ()
The preamble to my journey
Knowing vs. Believing. The Journey . Let me begin by trumpeting how blessed I am. About a year and a half ago I was hospitalized after being found unconscious. At the Hospital it was determined that my low blood pressure 80/38 was due to a serious heart problem. A few months later I discovered some tumors in my chest, which to date have multiplied and have grown. I don't need a doctor's diagnoses to know what that is. Here comes the blessing. A lot of folks will scratch their head, but here it is. About six months ago I was diagnosed with Alzheimer. There are some unwanted side effects, but it is a Blessing: I rarely recall my heart or cancer problem, instead I stay focused on the Lord and the Family. Now for another important Blessing: “ Thank you Lord for giving me the...
bethy
Sandcastles and showers.
Joyce Ferguson+   ()
The wonder of kids and sand
Weeather wise it has been pretty reasonable in Donegal this year. We have had a mixture of sunshine and showers, breezes and gales. Thankfully we had a few days of glorious sunshine right around the time we brought a young chap down for a few days holiday. He is nine years old and full of the joys of childhood. I on the other hand had forgotten how tiring a child can be and have no desire to turn back time and do that all over again. My son was building sandcastles on Fintra Beach with the boy while I sat and read my latest offering from Lee Child. What I noticed though was the boy was determined that his sandcastles would be perfect in every way. Shaping them and standing back to compare them to Tom's . Loping a bit of a side or the top, adding a touch of sand here or there. Putting...
deepaanne
When we go to him.. vs when he comes to us..
Deepa N+   ()
Learning to Know the difference
I had my doctor visit and the xrays showed my boneshave rejoined well. The doctor commented "This is lookingbetter than what I could have imagined". I started my Physiotherapy this week and walked some steps with partial weight bearingon my heal. I really thank God for His Mercies for enabling me and strengthening me. I really thank all the people who prayer to our Father God for my healing, standing united as one family in Him and raising our Prayers in Spirit. In times of Hardships when my own self is in doubt, it the prayers that support me and help me move forward. Please continue to Pray for me as I slowly start back to return to my health. Sometimes when I have to move around hopping, it is painful. But still I get the support from people around me, which is a Grace from...
kreynolds
Write it down!
K Reynolds+   ()
We think we will never forget but...
This morning after reading a blog written by @paulushoffmaster entitled Remembering The Plenteous, I thought about the times that I pull out the box of pictures in my mind that is labeled, "Me and God". You know, that is my favorite box of pictures. How I love to get it out and spend time going through it, not only recalling the moments of the past but anticipating the future. One never knows what might happen when you are walking with God. One of the unexpected blessings of being a member of CB for nine years is that I have a written accurate description of so many of those "pictures" as they took place. My blogs help me not only recall the memories but also the lessons that God has taught me over the years. They are my markers, my stones of remembrance that I can...
watchmanjohn
Think before you speak is good advice
John Knox+   ()
SPEECH SEASONED WITH SALT AND GRACE
The Holy Spirit has brought this verse to mind: Set a guard over my mouth, Lord; keep watch over the door of my lips. Psalm 141 This was in response to my question of 'show me the blog that you wish me to dictate tonight.' This response from the Holy Spirit brought to my mind His words to me some time ago that many believers do not hear the voice of God because they firstly; do not expect such dialogue. Secondly they are not asking the Lord to speak to them. There is a verse in James that tells us that we do not receive blessings from God because we do not ask, expecting in faith to hear a reply. But back to Psalm 141. This is a prayer that we should be praying almost every day for with our mouth we can either utter curses or blessings. As for me I find is so easy to use my lips...
paulphil
Our god eavesdrops
Paul Phillips+   ()
The God who listens still calls.
I wonder sometimes if God listens in more to our normal conversations than He does to our prayers. You too? It happened tonight. Twenty minutes prior, as the Lovely Lady and I worked together on a late-night project at our business, I had - albeit, unknowingly - laid down the challenge. We were discussing a transaction which had taken place earlier in the day. I told her about a minor mix-up in the terms of a trade I was making and then mentioned to her that I had compensated the customer with some other merchandise. She looked at me, a little surprised. We are in our traditional summer slowdown - the calm before the storm, you might say - and the finances are a little tighter than usual. We don't normally give away a lot of products during such times. I explained that I felt the...
watchmanjohn
Why i am skeptical of modern end times teaching
John Knox+   ()
A PERSONAL WORD INSPIRED I BELIEVE BY THE HOLY SPIRIT
This blog has been a long time coming as the germs of this exposition were born in my heart some time ago and I now have the permission from the Holy Spirit to post these words. I wish to group this reply under three headings; namely Revealing, Revelation and Reverence. I am not advocating that there is no eschatological teaching in the scripture but rather the obsessive and torturous conclusions that are taught as Biblical truth. As I see it many of the conclusions that are tutored as scriptural concerning the various 'end time camps' are to me spurious. The advocates of either Premillennialism, Postmillennialism, or Amillennialism with the sub-cultures of Pre-Trib., Mid-Trib., or Post Trib. have terminated in mind 'cartwheels' to obtain their conclusions All of these...
doneuntotheleast
Retaining honor with god
Les B+   ()
Eat Of His Word - Walk In The Love Of Love!
Psa. 119: 102 - "I have not turned aside from Your ordinances, For You Yourself have taught me." (NASB) Reading from Psalm 119, the Lord highlighted several verses. Above, the first easily could turn. Saying, 'You oh Lord taught me! There is no turning aside from Your commands.' If I fail to walk in the Christ's ways; living in Word and Spirit. My will chooses to teach and direct. Now bearing its consequences, up too destruction. Psa. 119: 103 - "How sweet are Your words to my taste! Yes, sweeter than honey to my mouth!" (NASB) Spending time in God's word and communing in Christ. Does this excite my soul more than a favorite hobby, sporting event, music, or being with the person most dearly loved? If true, people invest time in what is most truly...
kreynolds
A good foundation
K Reynolds+   ()
You have to have a good foundation or else...
Last week I struggled and struggled in my first attempt to crochet a baby blanket for a little one who is due to arrive in mid-December. I must confess that normally I do not always take the time to pay as much attention to details as I should which means I do not always give things my best shot in my eagerness to complete a task and move on. Sigh... we all have our shortcomings and I am not the most patient individual who ever walked the planet. This project though, was special. Even though I did not expect to produce a blanket comparable to someone who had years of experience, I wanted to produce something that was not only functional but looked nice as well. In other words, I did not want my blanket to look like a trapezoid or have the mother embarassed to let it be seen in public. I...
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