Archive for May, 2019

New Beginnings

May 30, 2019

Psalm 34:19 NET … Many are the afflictions{troubles} of the righteous, but the LORD delivers him{safely} out of them all.
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A Song:
Press on, press on, press on
Don’t give up
Press on, press on, press on
With a humble heart –1Pe 5:6
Let go of the old
Embrace the new
Trust the Lord
To begin again …
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Philippians 3:12-14 Amplified Bible (AMP)
12 Not that I have already obtained it [this goal of being Christlike] or have already been made perfect, but I actively press on so that I may take hold of that [perfection] for which Christ Jesus took hold of me and made me His own. 13 Brothers and sisters, I do not consider that I have made it my own yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal to win the [heavenly] prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
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Psalm 97:11 Amplified Bible (AMP)
11 Light is sown [like seed] for the righteous and illuminates their path, and [irrepressible] joy [is spread] for the upright in heart [who delight in His favor and protection].
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Jesus IS Able!

May 25, 2019

A Song:
Jesus is able, more than able –Eph 3:20
To do the impossible –Lk 1:36-37
His love is high enough
Wide enough
Deep enough –Eph 3:19
To care for you and me –1Pe 5:7
TODAY!

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Are you facing a seemingly impossible situation? It might be a relationship that seems beyond repair, or a health issue, finances or something else that seems impossible to change. BUT – no matter how bad things look. Nothing is ever too hard or impossible with God. The power of His love makes all things possible! He is able to do far more than all we can ask or imagine!
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Surrender all to the Lord – He cares for you.
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1Peter 5:5-7 NET … God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble. 6 Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may lift you up in due time. 7 Cast all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you.
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Psalm 95:6-7 NET … Come, let us worship and bow down, Let us kneel before the LORD our Maker. 7 For He is our God, and we are the people of His pasture and the sheep of His hand. TODAY, if only you would hear His voice {and obey Him}!
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Ephesians 3:14-21 New Living Translation (NLT)
Paul’s Prayer for Spiritual Growth
14 When I think of all this, I fall to my knees and pray to the Father, 15 the Creator of everything in heaven and on earth. 16 I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit. 17 Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. 18 And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. 19 May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.
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20 Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. 21 Glory to him in the church and in Christ Jesus through all generations forever and ever! Amen.

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Tweets:
Jesus is able, more than able
To do the impossible
His love is high enough
Wide enough
Deep enough
To care for you and me
TODAY!
=>Surrender all to the Lord – He cares for you and He is ABLE! –1Peter 5:5-7
#TrustHim

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Let Us Reason

May 19, 2019

Come let us reason togetherIsa 1:18
As iron sharpens iron
Pro 27:17
Let us stir up{stimulate} one another
Heb 10:24
Speaking the truth in love!
Eph 4:15
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Take heed{pay close attention} to yourself{sin} and to the doctrine{teaching}. Continue in them, for in doing this you will save both yourself and those who hear you. –1Tim 4:16
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Word Study
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From NetBible Isa 1:18

  • Come let us reason[03198]= to prove, decide, judge, rebuke, reprove, correct, be right

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From NetBible Pro 27:17

  • * “sharpens the face of his friend.” The use of the word “face” (cf. KJV, ASV “countenance”) would here emphasize that it is the personality or character that is being sharpened. Constructive criticism sharpens character. Use of the wits in interaction that makes two people sharp as a razor (W. McKane, Proverbs [OTL], 615); another example, from the Talmud, is that of two students sharpening each other in the study of the Torah (b. Ta’anit 7a).

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From NetBible Eph 4:14-15
We must no longer be children, tossed to and fro and blown about by every wind of doctrine, by people’s trickery, by their craftiness in deceitful scheming. 15 But speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head — Christ —

  • * The Greek says: “by the trickery of men, by craftiness with the scheme of deceit.” The point is that the author is concerned about Christians growing into maturity. He is fearful that certain kinds of very cunning people, who are skilled at deceitful scheming, should come in and teach false doctrines which would in turn stunt the growth of the believers.

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The Mulberry Tree

May 8, 2019

Mulberry Tree
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In looking at the mustard seed – I stumbled on this — it is convicting. It’s about unforgiveness, bitterness and hurt. This is what was said in response to how many times we are to forgive:
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Luke 17:5-6 Amplified Bible (AMP)
5 The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith [our ability to confidently trust in God and in His power].” 6 And the Lord said, “If you have [confident, abiding] faith in God [even as small] as a mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree [which has very strong roots], ‘Be pulled up by the roots and be planted in the sea’; and [if the request was in agreement with the will of God] it would have obeyed you.
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Notice the speaking to the mulberry tree(unforgiveness-bitterness-hurt) —

Steps to remove unforgiveness-bitterness-hurt=the mulberry tree
1. Purpose in your heart ahead of time that you will forgive when this “tree” appears.
2. When it happens you could say something like this in your heart – Lord help me to be free of these feelings (unforgiveness-bitterness-hurt) – I know with your help – I can forgive.
3. Help me to speak gently to the one causing these feelings so our relationship can be restored in you.{this may take awhile}
4. I speak now in Jesus name tree(unforgivrness-bitterness-hurt) be removed form my heart. If the “tree” appears again at a later time – again tell it to be removed in Jesus name.
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This process may not have immediate results — it may take a while for emotions to get “in line”.
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Press on – don’t give up! Jesus does heal broken hearts!
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Psalm 147:3 AMP … He heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds [curing their pains and their sorrows].

From NetBible Ps 147:3

  • broken[07665] = shattered in pieces
  • bind[02280] = bandage, encourage, doctor, heal
  • wounds[06094] = pain, hurt, injury, sorrow, troubles

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Unforgiveness-Bitterness-Hurt=the mulberry tree
=>Purpose in your heart ahead of time that you will forgive when this “tree” appears. #PraiseHim Thank You Lord-I know with Your help-I can speak to this “tree” & forgive!

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Sing a New Song

May 6, 2019


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A Song:
Sing, sing a new song
Breath and living water
Spirit and life
Flowing, flowing before the King
Adore Him
Bow before Him
Jesus Christ is LORD!
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Psalm 40:3 Amplified Bible (AMP)
3 He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God;
Many will see and fear [with great reverence]
And will trust confidently in the Lord.

From NetBible Ps 40:3

  • *A new song was appropriate because the Lord had intervened in the psalmist’s experience in a fresh and exciting way.

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From NetBible Ps 96:1

  • * A new song is appropriate because the Lord is constantly intervening in the world as a just king in fresh and exciting ways.. See also Pss 33:3; 40:3; 98:1.

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Isaiah 12:2-3 Amplified Bible (AMP)
2 “Behold, God, my salvation!
I will trust and not be afraid,
For the Lord God is my strength and song;
Yes, He has become my salvation.”
3 Therefore with joy you will draw water
From the springs of salvation.

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John 6:63 Amplified Bible (AMP)
63 It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh conveys no benefit [it is of no account]. The words I have spoken to you are spirit and life [providing eternal life].
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