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One day at a time

Is your day often filled with stress and worry about life and what will happen tomorrow? Is worry something we have no control over and is it just a part of life? As with all aspects of life let us go to the source, the grand source if you will, God’s holy word. Jesus tells us, “Take therefor no thought for the morrow, for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” (Matt. 6:34) But we may rightly ask, “how can we po...

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Eager to Stone

In a short description of Anne Hutchinson, Puritan prophet (1591-1643), Robert Ellsberg commented about the Puritans: “Rarely was there ever such a concentration of persons so godly, so sober, and so eager to cast the first stone. Among the most famous victims of Puritan justice was Anne Hutchinson, a mystic and healer, whose particular heresy was to maintain that it was a blessing and not a curse to be a woman.” (R. Ellsberg, “All Saints”)

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Gift

Romans 5:17 (KJV) For if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.Notice this verse says grace and the gift of righteousness shall reign in life. That means grace and the gift is not something in the future that I have to wait for to experience but I can experience these in this life. Not only can I experience grace and t...

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Looking into a Mirror

You must understand this, my beloved: let everyone be quick to listen, slow to speak, slow to anger; for your anger does not produce God’s righteousness.(James 1:19-20)James warns us we should be careful of how we talk to others or about others. God expects us to be good listeners; not so much great speakers. I tease people sometimes that God gave us two ears and one mouth so we would listen twice as much as we speak.John answered, “Master, we sa...

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God is Able

Often we do not comprehend the power of God or recognize his workings. His plan for mankind was foreordained even before the foundation of the world. (Eph.1) God is fully capable of carrying out his plan and uses man as a tool to accomplish his purpose. Phil. 2:13 tells us, “For it is God that works in you, both to will and to do his good pleasure.” God sent forth the gospel to the whole world in one generation, by using his saints for the task. (Mark 16:20) As we meditate on what...

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Doorway into Thanks

The beauty of our world is so abundant that we don’t need to search far to find something for which to be thankful. Many say a prayer of thanksgiving before eating a meal, and there are multiple other moments when if you stop, look, and listen, a door will open into unexpected thanks.Mary Oliver says it so well in a poem:“It doesn’t have to be the blue iris,it could be weeds in a vacant lot, or a fewsmall stones, just pay attention...

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Success

Everybody wants to be successful however success is not accumulation of stuff. Success is finding out your purpose and doing it before you die. Purpose is what keeps you alive. God has promised you the days necessary to fulfill your purpose. Hebrews 9:27 (KJV) And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: Comparing yourself against others is not wise. Because you may be bigger than the person you are comparing yourself with. However the re...

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Preachers, this commandment is for you

And now, O ye priests, this commandment is for you. If ye will not hear, and if ye will not lay it to heart, to give glory unto my name saith the Lord of hosts, I will even send a curse upon you, and I will curse your blessings: yea. I have cursed them already, because ye do not lay it to heart. Mal 2:1-2 KJVFor the priests lips should keep knowledge, and they should seek the law at his mouth: for he is the messenger ...

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How much do you trust God?

The great evangelical pastor A. W. Tozer shares this insight: “Most of us go through life praying a little, planning a little, jockeying for position, hoping but never being quite certain of anything, and always secretly afraid that we will miss the way. This is a tragic waste of truth and never gives rest to the heart. There is a better way. It is to repudiate our own wisdom and take instead the infinite wisdom of God. Our insistence upon seeing ahead is natural enough, but it is a rea...

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False Teachers

Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. (I John 4:1) Even as John penned this epistle many centuries ago, there were already false teachers in the world, leading the people astray with their worldly teachings. The hearers, being worldly in their thoughts, gladly heard and followed these false prophets. (I John 4:5)

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