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Crying in the night
K Reynolds+   ()
Turning to God's Word in times of trouble
This morning I was reading another blog written by @blessings2you that is entitled Standing On God's Promises. This is another one of those blogs that I have printed out over the years because as Kirk states in his introductory paragraph, it "contains certain promises in God's Word which ned to be engraved upon our hearts and minds. These promises form the spiritual backbone of our being that allow us to endure hardships and maintain total faith in God no matter what the circumstances around us bring." Amen! The first two promises Deuteronomy 31:6 and Deuteronomy 31:8. Moses is giving his final instructions to Joshua who is about to take over and lead the Children of Israel into the Promised Land. Moses tells the people: "Be strong and of a good courage, do not...
I lost a friend today
Dwight Davis+   ()
My friend went to be with Jesus today.
Several years ago B2Y or Kirk came driving up to my home in Tennessee and stayed with my wife and I for a couple days. I'd known him from being on CB for a few years but really got to know him personally those 2 days. He was a GREAT man of God. We both enjoyed his visit so much. He never ceased to amaze me how his blogs were always excellent. Never read a one that did not move me. He was so smart and I thought had the right answer to every question that came up. I called him my Pastor here at CB. In fact when I came up with the idea of having the Lords Supper here, he was The Man to call on to lead it. It took several tries to talk him into it because of his humbleness. And all that was here back then knows he nailed it. I will miss my dear friend. He's in a better place now. No...
Looking forward to never having to say good bye
K Reynolds+   ()
A message from Kirk for today.
A little while ago, I remembered I had a transcript of a communion service held in cyberspace here at CB in 2009. @blessings2you had brought forth the message. I knew exactly where it was at but I was not prepared for what I found underneath it. Over the years, I have occasionally printed a blog or a quote because I really wanted to remember it. When I picked up the communion service transcript, the copy of the blog beneath it caught my eyes. The blog is entitled Looking Forward To Never Having To Say "Good Bye" and it was written by @blessings2you on August 10, 2009 shortly after my husband and I had visited him and his wife @blest for the first time. The tears ran down my cheeks as I read the blog aloud to my husband and recalled that glorious visit so long ago. I remember it...
A tribute to our friend and brother
K Reynolds+   ()
A man who knew what it meant to be a friend.
In the Bible, there is a man that is only mentioned twice by the Apostle Paul. We know very little about this man and yet the few words Paul writes about him, reveals so much. Paul writes: "May the Lord show mercy to the household of Onesiphorus, because he often refreshed me and was not ashamed of my chains. On the contrary, when he was in Rome, he searched hard for me until he found me. May the Lord grant that he will find mercy from the Lord on that day! You know very well in how many ways he helped me in Ephesus. 2 Timothy 1:16-18 (NIV)" Because Paul is speaking in the past tense and the fact that Paul's later reference mentions "the house of Onesiphorus many scholars believe that this faithful friend had died. If this is true, how much Paul must have grieved the...
A blessing 2 you and to me
K Reynolds+   ()
Today we have lost a dear CB brother and friend
He came to CB in October 2007 with the username of "Blessings2you". I had arrived at CB a couple of months earlier so I am one of the few members who remembers his arrival. I do not believe there has ever been a single member who has had more of an impact. No one has come close to publishing as many blogs. To the best of my knowledge, no one has personally met more CB members. He not only wrote blogs, he faithfully contributed to CB financially and was responsible for helping it whether the most difficult of times. He was not a rich man in terms of the riches of this world but he was rich in the things that mattered and he was a man who not only gave, he loved to give whenever he saw a need. Kirk was a friend to me and my husband but he was so much more. He was like a brother......
Diary of a new soul 22
Evie White+   ()
A cryptic poem, if you like that sort of thing.
I've not seen the wind of your pity breathing on my soul, Or felt the rush of being crushed in your fierce embrace; I can't know the hope you burn for this lonesome bit of coal, But I've seen the effect of your pity calm waves that longed to break and roll, And I've felt the barren shadow lift my soden cheek for a kiss from grace; You're a tender friend to cross life's zenith and meet me in this place, That I might never forget your great compassion during these todays....
Stand tall this day the day of victory
John Knox+   ()
The Holy Spirit is saying to me, 'Be alert for this is the season for temptations to come out of left field. Clothe yourself in the full 'armour that Jesus has provided; know your position in Jesus for you are redeemed, totally. Jesus is your truth, no exceptions. You have been made righteous, declare it. You have been given peace because of Jesus sacrifice, live in it. Lift up your shield of faith which in reality is the faith of Jesus and use your sword as I direct you.' 'Having done the above stand firm, un-moveable in the Fathers love, for the Fathers love conquerors all fears. Do not compromise and be double-minded in regards to your authority in Christ's armour for this will weaken your ability to stand firm. For in doing well you will reap a great reward of...
Look what the lord has done
K Reynolds+   ()
Do we look at the circumstance or do we look at God?
Some of you are aware that my husband had a bad fall at work a few days ago and is currently in the hospital. We are both very grateful for all of your prayers. In times of crisis, we have a tendency to cry out, "Where was God? Why did this happen? Doesn't He care?" This may be the natural response but it is the right response for us as Christians? Should we be looking at the situation or should we be looking at God so that we can see what He has done, is doing and will continue to do? On Friday afternoon, my husband got a call from the local union for theatrical stage employees in regards to a job he was going to do this weekend. They wanted to make sure that he brought a hard hat. Now usually they have them at the work site but they wanted to be sure everyone had one so...
Jesus is the way out
John Knox+   ()
The Holy Spirit is saying to me, 'Remember when Jesus said I am the way the truth and Life? He was not only referring to the way of salvation but also to the truth that Jesus is the way out of a tight spot. When your circumstances begin to suffocate you look to Jesus and he will be the way out for we know the way and we have you fully covered. Looking at your circumstances makes it difficult for the Father to help you and open a pathway out. Circumstances will not bring hope; only seeking the face of Jesus will bring truth and life to you.' 'Therefore choose to move your mind off your numbing circumstances and in so doing you will defy there reality and power of entrapment. With an act of your will choose Jesus and I will empower you to do so. You may think that you have lost...
Simple "do what is right" really.
Steve Hurt+   ()
It is the Father that will complete the work
The top thought always on my mind is “do what is right” . It is what the Lord said to me in prayer when I was struggling in my walk many years ago. A simple statement and one I understand most of the time. But circumstances and situations come up that make it difficult to know what is always right. Sometimes it is really hard to take that step to do the right thing. It is always far easier to go along or step aside. For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh. For I have the desire to do what is right, but not the ability to carry it out. Ro. 7:18 (ESV) If this discussion ended here it would be a sad day for all. But then Paul cries out, what I think is the greatest lament in scripture: Wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? Ro....
Not save planet, not save trees or animal, but to save mankind
Deepa N+   ()
JESUS CHRIST came to SAVE Man, SAVE Woman, Save You, Save Me
As I walk, as I read, as I discuss, I come across lots of initiatives, like Save Water, Save Electricity, Save Trees, Save Earth, Save the Planet, Save Animals and every possible thing. But when I read my Bible it really does not focus on any of these, it does not teach me to prioritize any of these. It teaches me to trust in God who protected the Man kind from being extinct during the time of Noah's flood, though the whole planet got covered by water, God kept the Noah and His Family safe. Interesting part is after the floods receeded the Olive plant came up by it own. God did not have to anything special to protect it from the flood. But He asked Noah to Build an ARK to protect him and his loved ones. Also, interesting part is when Jesus Christ lived and walked on this earth 2000yrs...
Poem about gratitude in suffering.
Deborah Pinnell+   ()
Thank you God for Peace thank you God for grace.
Thank you God for peace thank you God for grace. Thank you Father for all the memories that time can not erase. Thank you for your mercy that is renewed every day. And for your Son who came and died so I could find my way. I praise you in this moment for all you are to me. For every second I get to breathe and all my eyes can see. Your grace has washed away my sins, I am made new. Each day I choose to believe that all I need is you. I may have days of sorrow; I may have trials to face. But I will not surrender to fear; I'm trusting in your grace. Give me strength, give me rest, let your word be my guide. In your everlasting arms my spirit will reside. By Deborah Pinnell...
Just a little while
K Reynolds+   ()
It may seem like an eternity and yet...
And, after you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace who called you to his eternal glory in Christ will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you. 1 Peter 5:10 (NET) When I read the above passage earlier today, I thought about how slowly time seems to move when you are in an unpleasant situation. In reality, the length of the days has not changed but it seems like it, doesn't it. The longest days of my life was when I was undergoing dose-dense chemotherapy. In reality it was a period of 14 weeks from the time of my first chemo infusion to the date of my last infusion, not even four month but it seemed endless. I was sick, I was tired and I was weaker than I had ever been before. My hair fell out, my nails became deformed, my skin turned greenish-gray...
Do you really know?
Les B+   ()
It Shall Always and never Fail - Love
John 17:26 - "I have made you known to them, and will continue to make you known in order that the love you have for me may be in them and that I myself may be in them." (NIV) Many say you speak too much of My love, Is neighbor treated as self? Love lavished on you, my joy and treasure, Walking as My Son gives no greater pleasure. In Me living, moving, and having being, My love as air you breathe, yet failing to see. Spirit overflows heart with love, Tell Me, do you really know? Vexed in problems missing in plain sight, Seen in spirit, not by man's might. A love so extravagant to become children of mine, Filled now with holiness, My presence Divine. Chosen in Christ, blameless and pure, Hear My words for they are sure. A love without bound renewing thee, A love requiring The...
I am your comforter; yield to me
John Knox+   ()
The Holy Spirit is saying to me. 'I am your comforter and when I stretch you and challenge you I am still your comforter. I stretch you so that you may grow into glory but your flesh will resist and pain will ensure as the struggle commences; yield to me for I am your comforter and strength. I will see you through this time of trial.' I long to baptize you with fire, but your mind will resist, for your flesh which has been in darkness for so long does not wish to be exposed. Yield to me for I am your comforter and strength; trust me as Mary and Martha did when Jesus delayed coming to Lazarus. My timing is born in the Fathers heart.' 'I will draw you out of your fleshly comfort zone so as to encourage spiritual growth into Jesus and his glory. My words of wisdom and...
How deep the father's love
Les B+   ()
Deeper Than Our Greatest Care
Rom. 8:38, 39 - "For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, ... nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. (NASB) These verses are special to many and the subject of numerous blogs on CB. They are very special to me as "life verses" from 1975. Seeing and learning of tremendous needs within the body on this site. God impressed writing some simple words to minister in the lives of Christ's body. Knowing the gravity of some, while others not being fully aware of is of little consequence. The Holy Spirit's message to share shall reach into each circumstance. The enemy uses troubles and turmoil to attack while the Lord desires rest in His love. Regardless of our current...
Genesis 22: abraham offers up his son
Kenneth Figurelli+   ()
How did Abraham know Issac would survive the sacrifice?
The theme of this blog is the same as almost all of my blogs: the Bible is an 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. Now on with the story. Genesis 22:1-19 tells how God tested Abraham by telling him to offer his son, Isaac, as a burnt offering to the Lord. The story is long, so I will give you a brief summary of it. Abraham follows God's command and brings Isaac to a mountain chosen by the Lord. Abraham and Isaac go up on the elevation, and just before Abraham is about to kill Isaac, God speaks and tells him: “He said, “Do not stretch out your hand against the lad, and do nothing to him; for...
You chart the path ahead of me
K Reynolds+   ()
God is not only with us, He is charts the path ahead of us.
Psalm 139 is one of those psalms that we should mark and re-read over and over again. This Psalm is attributed to David and he begins by saying: "O LORD, you have examined my heart and know everything about me. You know when I sit down or stand up, you know my every thought when far away." Psalm 139:1,2 (NLT) Have you ever considered that God not only knows your past but He also knows your present and your future? Do you realize what this means? Aware of all your faults and failures, not just in the past, not just in the present but in the future, He still called you to come and be one of His own. He still forgave you of your sins and made you His child. Nothing we can ever say or do can/will surprise God and yet He still loves us and still forgives us in spite of ourselves. He...
The lies of depression.
Shani Matthews+   ()
Finding His grace in my medication.
My particular method was going to be a concoction of prescription pills. I had about 50 or so of them, all different types, all different shapes, all bright white. Some of them piled up and over each other, some of them stuck to the sweaty skin of my hand, some nestled into the crevices of my cupped palm. But they were all there. I didn't count how many were in my hand, but it was enough. I had my back against the side of the bathtub, I could feel the cold tiles through my pjs and thin socks. It was a moment where I believed all the lies that depression was whispering violently in my ears - it's better this way. I'm a burden on everyone around me. My family and my friends are better off without me. I believed every single one of those things. Because that's what...
Walk not in the soul
Les B+   ()
Put Aside Viewing The Spiritual With Emotion Or Intellect
I Thess. 5:11 - "Therefore encourage one another and build up one another, just as you also are doing." (NASB) Wait on Me, My Presence rests on your life Spirit washing over heart refreshed in Love A precious child everlasting mercy raining upon you Peace breaks as a rushing river to calm and cleanse Desire to abide in Me transforming heart and mind Yield to the Comforter tears wiped away bringing joy and peace Not of mind, emotions, or of this world But in spirit from heaven treasures cannot fill Grow not weary in well doing, encourage one another You start well but continue in intellect and emotion A Kingdom of Spirit not seen or judged with these eyes Be led deep walking in love for Me and others Many leave when sensing appreciation wane You have too doing the same I do not...
Always learning something - genesis.
Steve Hurt+   ()
HE had to start at the beginning.
Being drawn to what God has to teach has me often in the Tanach: Israel learned God's Theology from God; Wrote it down, memorized it, recited it, preserved it and today we can read it and do the same. It is lessons taught against the backdrop of the surrounding cultures sometimes mirroring parts and pieces of those cultures with sharp distinct differences setting the LORD of Israel as the One and only, separate and above all others. He just didn't tell Israel He showed them and the surrounding lands. HE had to start at a beginning and that is hard for us to understand and comprehend, difficult to grasp what is being said or even was said. Fortunately there are men and women that spend generations, nay, lifetimes studying the Word and writing what they learn down sharing it with...
Picture-perfect sky of blue
Barbra Lambert+   ()
A Snapshot in Time of Beauty and Glory
The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. Ps. 19:1 (KJV) Picture-Perfect O picture-perfect sky of blue Graced with cumulus delight How lovely is your gentle hue O picture-perfect sky of blue Please linger on that I might view Your rich resplendency of sight O picture-perfect sky of blue Graced with cumulus delight For the last several years, I have been especially drawn to the beauty of the sky. Its pure, mysterious, impressive qualities always leave me walking away in awe, especially when the puffy clouds are gracing the backdrop of the pristine umbrella of that rara avis known as the sky. Its presentation is picture-perfect. Seldom in our adult lives do we experience perfection as per its definition or our personal concept of its meaning, for it...
God's people are generous
K Reynolds+   ()
God's people are generous people.
Psalm 112 begins with this declaration: "Happy are those who fear the LORD. Yes happy are those who delight in doing what He commands." Psalm 112:1 (NLT) The Psalmist continues by talking about the blessings that will fall upon those who fear the Lord. Their children will be sucessful, future generations will be blessed, they will be wealthy (more about that later) and the things they do will be remembered. (Psalm 112:3-4) In fact, God's Word declares this promise: "When darkness overtakes the godly, light will come bursting in." Psalm 112:4. What a glorious promise! Don't you just love it when you see light suddenly burst through the darkness? This is true for natural light as well as spiritual. How I love to behold the light of the sun piercing through the...
Take time out and not feel guilty
John Knox+   ()
The Holy Spirit is saying to me. “It is OK to take a rest from your well doing for I approve of you resting in the Father. Take a breather for there is time to work and a time to rest, a time to pray and a time not to pray, a time to fight and a time to rest from your struggles. Rest in the Fathers presence and love dwelling in the finished work of Jesus.' 'Do not allow yourself to feel guilty if you cease from your labours for a season for I will grant you rest on the Sabbath. Take time out to dwell in my word and rest in my grace for I will watch over you as a hen covers her chickens. Look to me to know the times and seasons for I will surely guide you.' 'As you rest in my glory do not focus on the other labourers for you cannot run in their lane, stay in the lane...
Am i building my faith or faith is building me.
Deepa N+   ()
Relationship between me and my Faith.
When I started my journey of Faith, I was investing my time in building my faith by increasing my knowledge of Christ, by reading Bible and trying to correlate and understand it. Being part of various fellowships and meeting more and more Faithful believers in Christ. Serving the people around me and trying to express my thoughts and ideas to validate if they are right. Being part of Praise and Worship groups to move more and more closer to the right Faith of Christ. Faith is a never ending story it started years before I was born and will continue years after my death as well. I am a tiny speck in the whole story of Faith and creation, and for me to understand all of the Faith is next to impossible, except for the fact that I believe in Jesus Christ who has been since the beginning of...

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