Les B

  I have been a member of ChristianBlog.Com for 3 years, 11 months and 26 days.

  I have published 270 blogs and 1,092 comments.

 My most recent blog was published: Feb 07 2018 08:19:01pm

 I currently live in: United States.

 About Les B

wanting to be a true disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ. To overcome through Christ regardless of circumstance.

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Why Do We Make It So Complicated?
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Colossian 2: 4 10 “Now this I say lest anyone should deceive you with persuasive words. For though I am absent in the flesh, yet I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your good order and the steadfastness of your faith in Christ. As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving. Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ. For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily; and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power. (NJKV) Over the past weeks, a smile and chuckle comes as I......
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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. The past weeks considering the lifelong ongoing battles the Lord is carrying me through brought a distinct picture to mind. If in my current state almost two thousand years ago, I would be found by city gates begging for alms.  Would I be the one Peter might pass and reach out to heal though never asking for this blessing? (Acts 3) Struggling greatly the past weeks I am thankful for those who reached out to me. All in need of a God's touch themselves. What are we to make of such instances? The closest answer derived in my heart is......
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 with kind words. I shared a situation where I felt greatly abandoned. Speaking I gained clarity not expected and needed to speak with the others. Too not allow it to become an item big item but failed. I must confront and repent. My time completed the group and 'Randy' spoke of additional challenges. He needs the Holy Spirit to guide him in forgiving a man who tried to kill him. Suffering brain damage, no longer able to recall things clearly or express ideas in speech. 'Bill" then spoke up telling of two years ago his wife......
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 Lord or being around His ways; to be conditioned to respond in situations without consulting God. After all, this situation has been encountered before and we are familiar with the scriptural guidelines in dealing with the matter. What the Spirit emphasized is a new encounter involves different people. He wants to deal with and tailor in sensitivity to each person individually. The letter kills while the Spirit gives life. The Spirit leads through prayer, word and truth. Becoming so dependent in Him ensures all hearts are specifically......
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 in God. (NIV) The thing which stands out this past year is again God's faithfulness and love. Without both there would be no hope or even physical life as is known. Was 2017 an easy good year? By earthly accounts not so much personally. In the Lord's eyes, he remained trustworthy to his promise. Never leaving or forsaking. If standing at deaths door step mentally, physically, spiritually; Jesus saw me through. Though often grief upon grief has occurred in daily life, the Lord always shone through. If darkness consumed heart, soul, or......
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 has upon loss is how it compares to life in Christ. Counting all things he thought of favorably and gain in the face of Christ. Phil. 3:8 - What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ Additionally, the second aspect of how Paul views loss; I am not there yet though wanting the Spirit get me to this point. Everything Paul achieved and possessed in life is deemed rubbish. When compared to the......
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 love quite often. There is good and right for the Lord does so. God does not just love us because he has too being Love but has a tender affection towards us. Much like a mother or fater towards a new born child. Always be mindful this fact and attribute of our loving Heavenly Father. It is very easy for me to remember my grandmother who knew the Lord over 86 years. The special times growing up and getting to spend time at her house. Her smile and love made each grandchild feel as if they were the center of the universe outside our grandfather.......
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 man. Six significant sections and events occur. The first is our Lord heals a man with Leprosy (v. 1 - 4). The man acknowledging Jesus as the Christ and ability to "make me clean." Next a Roman Centurion (gentile) comes before Christ. Asking Him to heal a servant he loves suffering from paralysis. Jesus says He will but the Centurion exhibits faith not seen in all Israel. Telling the Lord he is not worthy for Christ to enter his home. Rather, merely command and it did come to pass (v. 5 - 13). Christ reaches the home of Peter and......
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 which will be for all the people" I plan to spend this Christmas remembering and giving thanks for the blessings and joy God has given in Christmas past. Recalling the smiles as a child and my children shared with gifts but mostly in being with each other. Tender heartedly, thinking of the wonderful times spent with my Nana as a child at Christmas. Each day always seemed filled with affection and love of the birth of our Lord around her. Also, one of our children years ago, sanding and singing in a school Christmas choir. Tears welling and......
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 based on some of these passages: Matt. 5:23 - "Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother or sister has something against you" Another good verse when starting is: Matt. 18: 15- 17 "If your brother sins, go and show him his fault in private; if he listens to you, you have won your brother. But if they will not listen, take one or two others along, so that ‘every matter may be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses." Then additional wisdom in the book of......
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 holy word You still ground. Lord You are perfect in all Your ways, Please teach wisdom numbering days. Showing battle is not mine lacking power on own, Only in Christ's strength victories find. Spirit guides steps for You such ease, Walking in Your heart, greatly pleased! Holy Lord this is much too much, Loving so great You came to touch. Direct words and hands to bring your glory, In trust can tell Jesus story. Lord and Savior He is the One, Life eternal found in the Son! Heavenly Father, You are mindful of me, Why dear Lord, you hung on......
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