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Never Give Up

A fierce battle between good and evil is raging all around us, and it sometimes seems we’re barreling headlong toward sure destruction. Too often, we get so wrapped up in what’s going on around us, we forget God is in charge. We find ourselves deep in the battle, fighting, and straining against evil, and we begin to feel defeated and beat down. people prayingThat’s when we need to read a verse, listen to a good word, or simply pray, and remember God is with us. He will never leave us, nor forsake us.

We must continue to fight the battle, never be dismayed, and never give up, no matter how bad things might appear. God will strengthen us and help us, and if the battles we fight are just, He will uphold us with His righteous hand.

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will uphold you with my righteous hand. Isaiah 41:10

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Let’s Color Our World!

I believe the thing God desires most is to be loved by us, and when we love Him and His love is shared with others through us, it gives Him great joy. It makes me think of those maps we see on cell phone commercials; you know, the ones with maps colored to show all the areas the provider’s service covers. I think God has a map of the world, and He wants to see every inhabited space colored with His love. And, each time another space is filled He celebrates because it means another believer is spreading His love. You would think the whole world would be covered by now, but sadly it isn’t. So:

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In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy. Philippians 1:4

 

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The Sound of Love

I usually rise before the sun and, most mornings, I’m alone for a while with my thoughts and God. What precious moments they are.

Mornings with God are like drinking coffee. We sip from the cup of hot brew, and when it begins to grow warm, then cold, we refill it so that the heat returns. In the mornings, I refill my heart with the warmth of God’s love, and I take in all I can while I’m alone with Him. This rekindles the fires within me—the desire to know Him and be a part of His world and His plan.

It’s just me and God in the morning. We talk and we listen—I to Him and He to me. I read, and I write; He watches and smiles. I’m like a child in my search for His knowledge, and He is like a father watching his young child puzzle over numbers and letters.

I lay my requests before Him each morning, then wait expectantly as I go about my day. Sometimes… I can feel His loving gaze.

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In the morning, O Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation. Psalm 5:3

 

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There’s No Need To Turn Back

If you’re going the right way

If my people, who are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. 2Chronicles 7:14

Right in the middle of this verse are two key words, “and turn”. Actually, there are several key words in the verse but those two get my attention this morning, because I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how fortunate we are to be able to turn to God when we need Him. But, it struck me recently, that perhaps at some point we won’t have to turn to Him anymore. Read the rest of this entry »

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No Matter What

To my way of thinking, there is no greater prize, nothing more valuable, than inner peace. It is my firm belief it can be had by only one method. I wish you peace. Read the rest of this entry »

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I Surrender

Some mornings—maybe most mornings—I wake up with a song playing in my head, and these days, more often than not, it’s a spiritual song. This morning it was the old hymn, I Surrender All. Nothing wrong with that; it beats the heck out of the theme from the Beverly Hillbillies! (You’re welcome! 🙂 ) Then when I checked my emails I came across the prompt from dVerse Poets Pub, and the prompt and the song kind of got all mixed together. The prompt was Poetics: On The Other Hand, and, well, here’s how it turned out: Read the rest of this entry »

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Some Glad Day

God called me last night. Strangely, He sounded a lot like my little sister. The conversation was brief—she just called to say she loved me—but it was one of the best calls I’ve ever received. Read the rest of this entry »

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