Les B
  I have been a member of ChristianBlog.Com for 3 years, 1 month and 0 days.

  I have published 240 blogs and 998 comments.

  My blogs average 833 words per blog.

 My most recent blog was published: Jan 29 2017 09:57:16pm

 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 any 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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Called to humility
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Micah 6:8 - He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God (NIV) Throughout this past week, God placed heavily on heart His requirement of humility. As @KReynolds wrote in The Mind of Christ, my heart is distressed seeing many believers acting like the world. Witness to Christ and His Kingdom is forfeited through words and actions. Many prophesies surround the new administration leading a worldwide reformation of God. Will He work through people whose words and actions leave others feeling trampled and searching for grace? Some suggest leaving the country if not in agreement with new policy. Christ said His Kingdom is not of this world. The adoring crowds on Palm Sunday turned one week......
The lord is my shepherd
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Psa. 23:1 - The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing … (NIV) The Lord is my Keeper, I have need of nothing. Distressed, crying 'I cannot go on anymore,' You whisper 'peace … Christ is able.' Soul wracked with pain and heartache, Spirit revives with living water, rising to new life! Though darkness abounds, You lead by the Light of Life bringing glory to Your name. Darkness surrounds, 'why is no one advocating or petitioning for me?' Casting all fear when answered , 'I am here ... protecting you.' Nothing more needs saying. Enemy rejoicing over trials and suffering, The High Priest makes preparation, pleading on my behalf! Spirit anoints with love overflowing. I will never forget The Lord's restoration and rescue, Saving while on earth;......
Freed to love
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John 8:36 - So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. (NIV) The Lord declares freedom to captives for what purpose? Definitely to free from sin and it's just consequences. Why? Scripture offers a simple and profound explanation; empowering us to love God and others. Christ sacrificed Himself for sin to free for loving relationships and love as He. Appearing very straightforward, this is often lost in the chase of other godly attributes. The importance of love to God can never be diminished. Considered greatest of all by Him Who is Love. (I Cor. 13:13, I John 4:8) Seeking holiness, righteous, or faithfulness is truly a pursuit of deeper love. Every effort to grow in godliness must bring a greater outpouring of God's love. Gal. 5:13, 14 - ... But do not use your freedom......
Thanks move god's heart and hand's
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Thanks Move God's Heart and Hands Eph. 5:20 - always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. (NIV) The 2016 celebration of Christ's birth and New Year of 2017, the Lord impressed with great emphasis the need to give thanks each day, throughout the day for Who He is, all done and His great love in Christ. Calling to remembrance 'small' everts of life having special significance over fifty years ago. In so doing, seeing Him present in all circumstances. Tender memories flooding view. God blessing, caring, and touching my life through people He placed. Christ and the Spirit's protection while wooing to a relationship with The Father. Guiding through valleys of the shadow death; even keeping and holding today in everything. God......
Let god navigate life
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Prov. 3:5, 6 - Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. (NIV) When encountering major life 'transitions.' How should I respond? Honestly, the first reaction mirror's the disciples seeing Jesus asleep in the boat. Wind, waves, and storm approaching with panic ensuing. How could the Lord sleep now? Does He not know or care I am about to sink? Heb. 4:13 - Nothing in all creation is hidden from God's sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him ... (NIV) When Christ woke and calmed the storm. He then asks why such small faith? This rebuke seems not of anger but disappointment. Christ lived daily with them seeing His life and all done; why was trust......
Help me lord! rescue me!
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Isa 53:4 - Yet it was our weaknesses he carried; it was our sorrows that weighed him down. And we thought his troubles were a punishment from God, a punishment for his own sins! (NLT) The words in the title were spoken with tears and groaning driving home two weeks ago. Pain physically and emotionally from a protracted medical process change left me at 'wits end.' The last change brought many weeks of distress. The thirty minute commute provided opportunity of verbally crying out from the turmoil and despair. It was too much to bear. Where was hope? The Spirit answered directing me to read Isaiah 53. This was puzzling since I knew chapter's content and passage. How did it relate to my suffering? Arriving home, I grabbed the nearest bible. My usual preference is NASB, NIV, or......
When feeling undone
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Psa. 42:4-5 "My heart is breaking as I remember how it used to be: ... Why am I discouraged? Why is my heart so sad?" (NLT) The Holy Spirit is pressing though all around crumbles; health, relationships, finances and no promise circumstances improve. Dwell not on difficulties and problems. Consciously place heart and mind in hope of God our Savior! Waves crashing down upon me covering, sweeping over, and washing under. Forget not the Lord God as hope and salvation. Through His word in Psalm 42, no guarantee exists all becoming 'right' in this temporal life. Many say, 'Look at the condition of his life. Where is the God he calls too? Why is this God not rescuing and allowing a life of ruin?' No! I will remember Your loving kindness placed on my life All days.......
The lord above all!
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Psa. 95: 2,3 -Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving, Let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms. For the Lord is a great God. (NASB) The Heavenly Father through His Spirit continues pressing upon heart; He is the Lord God above all things. Creator of all things and above any circumstance or situation we face. Whether in calm or midst of uncertainty and storms. He is God of everything. Overcomer, Author of Life and Conqueror of all. The Spirit questions why so disheartened, concerned, anxious, and fearful? Is our Lord not God of everything? Did He not create all which lives, moves, and has it's being both in the physical and spiritual realm? Who has the Victory? Is it not the Lord God of all? Is anything to difficult for Him? Give thanks for the One above everything gave......
When all seems lost - god is there
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Psalm 91: 14 - Because he has loved Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him securely on high, because he has known My name. “He will call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble ... (NASB) Oh Gracious Father please tell, Though ways higher than I. Why Lord God, seems more than can endure? The answer ... You want to make pure. Does an easier path exist? Without daily pain persist. Supposed to not question You, Help me Lord in my unbelief to remain true! Mind and body groan each day, Both appear to waste away. You say when weak, In Christ I am strong. Help me see it Lord, Too carry on. Life requires death so You say, No longer I, Jesus strength do pray. All possessed resides in one hand, Holding nothing, grasp faith underneath Your wings do stand! Oh,......
Lord, supposed to live for others
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Isa. 25: 4 - For You have been a defense for the helpless, A defense for the needy in his distress, A refuge from the storm, a shade from the heat (NASB) Lord, supposed to live for others, How to do? Lord, supposed to live for others, Only in the Son can be done. Lord, supposed to live for others, How oh God, when hurting every day? Lord, supposed to live for others, Mind and body broken, only pain remains. Lord, supposed to live for others, Through Christ Jesus there is only gain. Lord, supposed to live for others, Peace only comes when Spirit calms. Lord, supposed to live for others, How oh Lord, when I cannot hear except through two brothers (sister)? Lord, supposed to live for others, Hear my cry, though so much trouble! Lord, supposed to live for others, Here needing of prayer and......
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