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A Mighty Tower! - Published on December 14, 2018
...“The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe” (Pro 18:10”) I wrote a final post on my last subject “One Another’, but I deleted it because it had become redundant as there is only so much to say about the workings in an assembly of believers. We are each called to fulfill our own place and use our own gifts, for it is God who works in us to will and to do, it is truly that simple. We make it complicated with our sin! It h...
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Foolish, weak, base & despised! - Published on December 14, 2018
...1 Corinthians 1:27-31 “But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise, and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty (28) And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to naught things that are: (29) That no flesh should glory in his presence. (30) But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctificat...
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Signs of Life! - Published on December 14, 2018
...Thankfully, the Lord gives small steps at a time for weak pilgrims as they travel the pathway! Oh, He is so gracious and merciful to do so as He alone guides and directs our steps. I have the signs of spring in my yard, tulips and columbines coming up, robins at the bird water, meadow larks singing in the fields, doves cooing and so I am reminded: “But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows. (Luke ...
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One Another! : Part 2 - Published on December 14, 2018
...“So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another” (Romans 12:5) This is the reason we are to be longsuffering (patiently enduring injuries, ‘slow to anger”), we are all ONE body. Isn’t that amazing, we are members—one of another--. The most amazing thing (and actually it is called amazing grace) is that we have become members one of another through the suffering and death of our Lord Jesus Christ for ...
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One Another! : Part 1 - Published on December 14, 2018
...If you have read this blog very much you will most likely have come to the conclusion that I am a relational person, it’s always surprising to me that there are those who are not. So perhaps I am the strange one, but I remember the very first scripture that was put to memory was a relational one: “And be ye kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.” (Ephesians 4:32) There are at least 100 ve...
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Matthew 18! - Published on December 14, 2018
..."go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained a brother" First of all you have to go and secondly you have to communicate truth! Why do we hesitate so often on communication? We are afraid I think. Afraid that we will be rejected (that's a big one for me), afraid of anger (that's another big one), afraid that they won't be willing to listen and understand (another big one). As you can see, everything is pretty big to me! ...
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Galatians 5:15! - Published on December 14, 2018
...“But if you bite and devour one another beware lest you be consumed by one another!” We are still having our weekly bible study in Galatians and we are about through the book. This has been the most edifying study I have been in and it is because of the book itself. The Truth of Galatians gives us one of the surest foundations of our justification in Christ alone, without which we would stumble under the condemnation of the law. The Galatians were troubled by those who would co...
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Boldly! - Published on December 14, 2018
...Life is difficult to say the least.........very hard actually at times for each of us. The Lord God has left us here for His purposes, to conform us to the image of His Son Jesus, to test and try our faith, to grow us in His grace and knowledge, to be a light in the darkness. The good news is that one day our faith will be made sight, He is preparing a place for us and will return, He has promised. In the meantime, as we sojourn here, one of the most profound priveleges is that we can go ...
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Suffering! - Published on December 14, 2018
...We don't embrace suffering easily, do we? Even in the smallest sense. I felt that way yesterday, being drawn into something not of my choosing. I didn't want to suffer through the emotional turmoil and the aftermath of offences. You know, been there done that often enough! When I was thinking these thoughts what came to mind was shame, instant shame because I remembered the suffering of my Lord Jesus. He came willing to suffer the wrath of God for my sins, He sweat great drops of bloo...
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Ideally speaking...... - Published on December 14, 2018
...     I’m an idealist and I’ve had to actually learn over the years how to apply, to my life, the truth that we do not live in an ideal world and do not deal with ideal situations. Oftentimes I have to do that daily. Whew, what a job when you consider on top of that my sin of expectations.      When we moved 17 years ago it was 45 miles from my church and church family and I have to tell you I struggled beyond the norm. I was out of the local phone are...
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Santa Fe & John 4:23-24 - Published on December 14, 2018
...This last summer I went, with a friend, to Santa Fe. She goes there often because it is such a delightful place and she decided I needed a treat to get away for a couple of days. The one attraction that I truly enjoyed the most, besides the drive and scenery on the way, was the beauty of the cathedrals that we visited. I had never been in a cathedral and I found them absolutely fascinating. I walked around with my mouth open most of the time looking at the depictions of the life of Christ vividl...
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Serving in Newness of Spirit! - Published on December 14, 2018
...“But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead wherein we were held; that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter” (Romans 7:6) We each come to an understanding of spiritual things in God’s time and we each have our own thought process. Words mean different things to each of us and so the Lord is gracious to bring these spiritual thoughts captive, even in a simple way, through the power of the Holy Spirit. We are having a bible ...
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Refreshed! - Published on December 14, 2018
........'to renew or replenish with or as with new supplies', the definition of refresh. Spiritually speaking it alludes back to my previous post on Living Water and the refreshing that He does in our spirit, the natural man cannot receive this refreshing for it too is spiritually discerned and is only intended for the spiritual man within us. The Lord has blessed me with this refreshing of my spirit at a time in my life when seemingly it has been needed the most. He knows my needs bette...
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Living Water! - Published on December 14, 2018
...We cannot live without water, we are sustained by water, we are refreshed by water, our thirst is quenched by water. The Word tells us that God is the Fountain of life and living water and we must be dependent on Him as the Source. Jesus told the Samaritan woman at the well that if she knew who was asking her for a drink she would have asked of him and he would have given her living water and she in turn asked him ‘from whence then hast thou that living water” (John 4:10-11) &l...
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Finally Brethren - Published on December 14, 2018
...“Whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report, if there by any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.” (Philippians 4:8) These are virtues that can be expressed in countless, countless ways and the thinking on them brings about responses in our actions, obedience. Thinking right and doing right brings great peace to our soul! ...
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Narrow Minded! : Part 1 - Published on December 14, 2018
...We are to bring captive all of our thoughts to Christ, large task wouldn’t you agree? How are we to do that every moment of the day, is it easy, is it without a struggle or without a battle? In all respects, it is a spiritual exercise, a battle and a very important one! It is something we must work at and be conscious of as well, all in the good providence of our God! There are countless verses that speak to us of our thoughts, how we are to view them, how God views them and what benefi...
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The Fruits of Grace! - Published on December 14, 2018
...I’m on a detour here today from my captive thoughts post for a word or two on one of the greatest Truths we will ever know…………..the Truth of Grace in Jesus Christ! There is a fear amongst many that a focus on Grace will lead us to antinomianism, a fear that we will take that Grace and run with it to do whatever we want to. However, I believe and am reminded daily that this is not true, at least for me. In fact, it seems to me to be the opposite. The more I re...
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First Captive Thoughts! - Published on December 14, 2018
...     I wasn’t raised in the church and so I can’t say along with many that I never knew a time when I wasn’t a Christian, I can’t speak for their thoughts through their experience. However, I can speak of my own and I can vividly remember when I became aware of my thoughts being captive to Christ. In my mind it seemed that in one moment I didn’t believe and the next moment I did, for you see the Lord had by Grace, amazing grace, opened my ears to hear...
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Every Thought Captive : Part 1 - Published on December 14, 2018
...I have been really busy and haven't had alot of time to devote to this subject, although it has been uppermost in my mind and in my experiences as well lately. But today as I stayed home from church this has been part of what I have been doing. It is just a start and I love to understand the Truths of scripture in even a small and simple way. God is good to give us the measure of understanding that He has for each of us. The beginning of bringing every thought captive to Christ is regener...
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Captive Thoughts! - Published on December 14, 2018
...“Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ” (2Cor 10:5) Someone asked online the other day: “If you could do anything at all, anything, what would it be”. I answered that question by saying that I would bring every thought captive to Christ 24/7….. I have thought about this a lot lately, wanting to have a deeper understanding of exactly w...
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