brings______________? Does Resentment make you feel offended or aggrieved? Does Resentment give you a dose of bitterness? If so, watch out you may be in for some troubles according to Hebrews 12:15: “See to it that no one misses the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many..
At times I feel aggrieved when I see a lack of integrity, or dishonesty, from others and or myself. I stand in my own circle and think, why in the world are they or me wasting time being of such character? Why? This is not to even mention the chaos in one’s mind when a politician proves to have no integrity after spending so much of their time making a hullabaloo over how great their character is, when it isn’t.
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This year in reading through the bible with a checking off of the scriptures in a booklet prepared by Gary I decided to read Max Lucado’s Devotional Bible. I was reading in Luke 10 when I came across Max Lucado’s insight into Mary and Martha. He says Mary had thoughts to think and Martha had things to do. Is that any of us? Guilty of picking up that broom and off you go! Yes!
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I saw Jesus, today! I followed Him down dusty pathways, through steamy market places, across sandy dunes, over a raging sea and through waving wheat fields. Oh, I wasn’t the only one, but it felt as though it were just He and I.
And as we were walking toward a little town, Nain I think, is the name, here comes a funeral procession. A young man had suffered an UNTIMELY death leaving his poor, widowed mother all alone . Oh, the anguish on her face as she trudged alongside the bier. I looked at Jesus to see what He would do and I saw the compassion well up in His eyes and He went over and touched the bier. To my astonishment, the young man slowly sat up right in front of our whole crowd. We were filled with amazement as Jesus gave the young man back to his mother. No words can describe the joy on her face as she held her son in her arms. All I wanted to do was kiss His feet out of sheer reverence and adoration for such supernatural, compassionate work of this amazing Man.
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Today, my friend, Wendy asked if I could recite the ten commandments. I have to admit it, I could not remember them all, to recite them to her. Lord, forgive me, I want to practice them now; so I can recite them, and apply
them to everyday life. I’d like to ask, how many of us can actually recite the ten commandments, with out cheating? (Exodus chapter 20: 1-17)
You give (us) drink from your river of delights. For with you is the fountain of life; in your light we see light.
Psalm 36:8,9 (NIV)
And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God.
One of my sons wanted to take classes in fencing. My first thought was, WHY?
I quickly learned a little about fencing, and that being, a very little about this sport. I comprehended even less. I did understand somewhat that in the broadest possible sense, fencing is the art of armed combat involving certain weapons directly manipulated by hand, rather than shot, or thrown. A number of weapons are used including the sword. I also learned that it is an Olympic sport.
The ‘sword’ of course interest me because of my study of God’s Word. For the Word instructs God’s people to use the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Ephesian 6 opened to me in a very picturesque way as I watched with fear my son participate in this sport.
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Are you grieving over the end of Summer?
Are you missing the joy of planning for Autumn?
Does the thought of Winter give you dread?
Does the Beauty of Spring make you sneeze?
“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9 (NIV)
I love the month of July offering us the feeling of summer, the smells of the watermelons, cantaloupes, and the taste of fresh vegetables. The beaches are in full bloom for sun and fun.
It is so easy to relax and forget that I must stay steady with the planting of seeds for Autumn. For ‘due season’ will come and I want to see the pumpkins and the corn and other colorful and bountiful beauty that will even put a spring garden to shame.
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