Les Braswell @doneuntotheleast

  I have been a member of ChristianBlog.Com for 48 years, 9 months and 21 days.

  I have published 272 blogs and 1,104 comments.

 My first blog was published on Thursday 27th of February 2014.

 My most recent blog was published on Sunday 25th of March 2018.

My Blog Archive
Five things we need
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  The Love of God.    Lam. 3:22 - Because of the LORD's great love...
This is Eternal Life
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      Scripture clearly states life eternal is to know the One true God and Jesus Christ Whom He sent. Any good thing provided in our lives above knowing God more intimately is merely granted blessing above and beyond. Thinking, if God did not promise...
The Year 47 AD
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II Cor. 4:16 - Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. (NIV) Comparisons of relative deprivation generally are as unhealthy as comparisons with those in better circumstance....
When there are no words
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Eph. 5:16 - making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. (NIV) This past week at our men's group, an individual shared of great heartbreak and grief. My second time around him, 'Bill' always wore a smile and is quick...
Depending on God
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Psa. 62:5 - Yes, my soul, find rest in God my hope comes from Him. (NIV) Dependence upon the Lord is being reinforced in life. To the extent God desires everything or all encountered brought before Him. It becomes easy after years of walking with the...
2017 in review
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Col. 3:1 - 3 Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ...
Those who have lost and are losing
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Phil. 3:7 - But whatever were gains to me I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. All people experience loss. Some more than others, but no one is immune. Some things suffered as loss are much greater than others. The interesting perspective Paul...
God's Abundant Affection
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I John 3:1 See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. We read and hear about God's unconditional agape...
When Faith and Fear face God
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Matt. 8:34 - Then the whole town went out to meet Jesus. And when they saw him, they pleaded with him to leave their region. (NIV) Reading Matthew chapter eight, I find one of the most interesting and profound chapters with insight into the heart of...
A Christmas thinking of God's blessings
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Luke 2:9, 10 - And an angel of the Lord suddenly stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them; and they were terribly frightened. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of great joy...
Biblical Conflict Resolution
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Rom. 12:8 - If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Scripture has some very specific directions on how to address conflict. So much so in times past, I turned the truths and principles into a formula. A + B = C...
Strong in the Lord
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Eph. 6:10 - Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. (NIV) How humbling used by Thee, Why oh God, do You speak to me? Some read the words You say, Eternal value in price did pay! Brothers and sisters the world all around, Many without...
The joy of the Lord
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Neh. 8:10 - This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” (NIV) This verse is a favorite and repeated by many often. Uplifting and encouraging but how exactly do we achieve it. A look at Nehemiah's...
The Afflictions of Job
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Job 3: 24, & 28 - Why do you hide your face and consider me your enemy? … So man wastes away like something rotten, like a garment eaten by moths?" (NIV) Suffering as Job start so well, Accepting good and bad, Both pass through...
From Anhedonia to My Adoni
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Eph. 2:10 - For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. (NIV) The last two visits to my new doctor have been quite enlightening. Mostly from me asking very pointed questions. He...
Am I really a Christian
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Isa 29:11 - These people come near to me with their mouth and honor me...
Three learnings about God over and over - I just keep gettin
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Matt. 26:74 - Then he began to call down curses, and he swore to them, "I don't know the man!" Immediately a rooster crowed. (NIV) No matter the number of times moved between rage, bartering, and grief with God. The Lord always holds...
Giving Up - Showing Up
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Prov. 4:6 - Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you; love her, and she will watch over you. It is often said with age comes wisdom. I have found this not to be true. Wisdom only comes from the Lord. Wisdom as referenced in Proverbs is the...
Christians, Depression, and Suicide - A Reality Check
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I Kings 19:3, 4 - Elijah was afraid and ran for his life … He came to a broom bush, sat down under it and prayed that he might die. “I have had enough, Lord,” he said. “Take my life; I am no better than my ancestors.”...
I am concerned for you
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Ecc. 4:12 - Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken. (NIV) Thinking of the accountability/support group attending for over a year, then reading Bethy and Kirsten's words placed three...
I did not want to disturb you.
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Psa. 142:4 - Look and see, there is no one at my right hand; no one is concerned for me. I have no refuge; no one cares for my life. (NIV) The heartbreaking words of this title were said to me a couple of weeks ago. As a matter of fact, I realized no...
Our Biggest Problem and greatest Need
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Gal. 2:20 - I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. (KJV) Many things have been...
An Offering of Thanks and Praise
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Gal. 5:22, 23 - But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. (NASB) Dear Heavenly Father, Thank you so much for today for Your Spirit and...
God's Work and Grace
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Psa. 77:1, 2 - My voice rises to God, and I will cry aloud; My voice rises to God, and He will hear me. In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord; In the night my hand was stretched out without weariness; My soul refused to be comforted. (NASB) In...
Overwhelming Grief, Overcoming Grace (Lamentations 3)
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Lam. 3:1, 2, 4, 8, 11 - I am the man who has seen affliction … He has driven me and made me walk In darkness and not in light … He has caused my flesh and my skin to waste away … … Even when I cry out and call for help, He...