Les B
  I have been a member of ChristianBlog.Com for 3 years, 6 months and 27 days.

  I have published 251 blogs and 1,028 comments.

 My most recent blog was published: Sep 11 2017 11:53:14pm

 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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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 written about this verse on CB and the Christian world. This translation is chosen for a very specific reason. I and we too often speak and think of Christ and the crucifixion in past tense. Something done two thousand years ago allowing us to now consider ourselves dead to sin and alive to righteousness. The Lord is very specifically making a point of this truth present tense. At this very moment, are we crucified in Christ whatever we are doing or encounter? Is my heart, thoughts, and life given completely to this notion … I am crucified......
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 Word. I write a simple thanks to You! Though others grow tired of hearing my woes … Thank you there were no anxiety attacks today! Thank you Lord Jesus. Praise Your Name! I sound like those thanking You for a day without drink. There has not been a day like this for two years. Only something, the Lord of all could do. Thanks and praise to Your Name! Giving rest to my soul, what wondrous grace! Speaking now of Your yoke easy and light. You are gracious to all who seek You. Lord, I ask the Spirit helps make this a day of remembrance.......
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 times of great trial and suffering, simple choices confront. Focus on the mountain of trouble or choose God's direction. Five simple but difficult actions to take through His Spirit: Recall the wonders of His work. (Psa. 77:11, 12) Stand on the promise of God's written and living Word Christ Jesus (Psa. 119:5) Never forget He is always with us. Even in the roaring furnace. (Duet. 31:6, Isa. 41:10) The Lord guarantees He will comfort all coming to Him who grieve. (Matt. 5:4) Ask His Spirit to strengthen to consider current suffering......
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 shuts out my prayer … He has turned aside my ways and torn me to pieces; He has made me desolate. Jeremiah, writing of the Holy Spirit most certainly was lamenting, or "crying out" to make sense of suffering shared and endured from Israel's Babylonian captivity. God allows him and the chosen people to become desolate. Even petition and prayers are closed. (Lam. 3:8, 10) Certainly, the sins of the generations are being visited upon all of Israel. Why does Jeremiah and those who remain faithful to the Lord walk crooked and......
Our daily bread
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Matt. 6:11 - "Give us today our daily bread." Christ teaching the 'Lord's Prayer,' this verse is truly foreign unless growing up destitute, homeless, or in a developing country. Living in uncertainty of food present for the day's sustenance. This reality existed in the crowd spoken too in 1st century Israel. Food, shelter, and clothing are basic needs in life. No health, wealth, and prosperity teaching if only possessing enough faith. Not facing the daily reality of lack of food, judging the five thousand becomes rather easy. Only to follow Jesus for satisfaction of physical huger. (John 5, 6) What is wrong wanting Jesus to meet the basic needs to exist? Christ’s focus is on the eternal and spiritual obtained only partaking of His body and blood …......
A deceitful heart, signs and wonders
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Jer. 17: 9 - The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it? Over the past two weeks, the Lord revealed several issues of heart. Very uncomfortable but believed for sharing as the Holy Spirit deems fit. The issue addressed here has been written on more than once but still pondering … miraculous healing. God still performs this today. Questions posed to my heart, cut to the quick. 'Over the decades, when you prayed for healing how often did you say it was sought for My glory? Did you pray, Father please heal this area but mostly Lord, Your will be done and glory come on heaven and earth?' Quickly, thinking of prayers of salvation where the only motive is to avoid eternity in the lake of fire. The Spirit addressed. The motive of this prayer may......
Everyone's got an opinion
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2 Cor. 2:16 - … For we are the temple of the living God; just as God said, “I will dwell in them and walk among them; And I will be their God, and they shall be My people." Reflecting on our bodies as God's temple, a question continues to arise. How do we approach temples broken in body and mind … some since birth or childhood? Recalling the many thoughts spoken, taught, and said over the years; there seemed no more appropriate conclusion than the title of this blog. If looking for a scripture verse the following seems appropriate: Prov. 21:2 - Every man’s way (or belief's are - mine) is right in his own eyes, But the Lord weighs the hearts. Most believers when encountering troubles in another person's life want to have an answer or 'the......
Being found in him
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Phil. 3:9 - and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ--the righteousness that comes from God on the basis of faith. The Lord moved my heart to look at what are the benefits of being 'found in Christ.' The concept speaks directly to our union or oneness with God in Him. This list is lengthy, so I will provide a few which particularly stood out. Being found in Christ provides: Righteousness based on empowerment through the Holy Spirit. (Rom. 13:14) Restored to a right relationship with God and enmity removed. (Col. 1:21) Adopted as sons and daughters of the Most High. (2 Cor. 6:18) Possess eternal life in Christ. (John 11:25, 26, Rom. 6:23) A royal priesthood in our High Priest. (I Peter 2:9)......
The performing of miracles
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John 11:41, 42 - “Father, I thank you that you have heard me. I knew that you always hear me, but I said this for the benefit of the people standing here, that they may believe that you sent me.” Reading the miraculous accounts in John Chapters 5, 9, and 11 you definitely see Christ loved people. At the pool of Bethesda, the man was asked if he wanted to be made well. He answered with an excuse, yet Christ healed anyway. At the pool of Siloam the man born blind did not even ask to be healed and Jesus restored sight without a 'willful' request of faith. Finally, scripture indicates Mary and Martha sent for Jesus. Christ restored physical life without a direct appeal from Lazarus. Jesus definitely loved tremendously and with great compassion while performing miracles in......
A need beyond measure
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John 16:23 – “In that day you will no longer ask me anything. Very truly I tell you, my Father will give you whatever you ask in my name.” This verse is a favorite of many and one often misunderstood by just as many. Asking God in prayer for something in Christ’s Name is much more than tacking on “In Jesus Name” at the end of a prayer. How often have I invoked in His name, blood, work, power, and authority to not have the request granted? Too many too count. Why? The simple answer … asking in Jesus Name requires the request be God’s will, bringing glory to the Father and His Kingdom. John 14:3 – ‘And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.” Well suppose this blog is completed,......
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