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God Said 😌

I asked God to take away my habit. God said, No. It is not for me to take away, but for you to give it up. I asked God to make my handicapped child whole. God said, No. His spirit is whole; his body is only temporary. I asked God to grant me patience. God said, No. Patience is a byproduct of tribulations; it isn’t granted; it is learned. I asked God to give me happiness. God said, No. It provides you with blessings; Happiness is up to you. I asked God to spare me pain. God said, No. Suffering draws you apart from worldly cares and brings you closer to me. I asked God to make my spirit grow. God said, No. It would help if you developed independently, but I will prune you to make you fruitful. I asked God for all things that I might enjoy in life. God said, No. I will give you life so that you may enjoy all things. I asked God to help me LOVE others as much as He loves me. God said…Ahhhh, finally, you have the idea.πŸ’₯

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Lord πŸ‘‘

We will all die. There is no magic pill or treatment that will allow you to live longer. Remember that your time is short and decide what You want to do with that time. You may want to consider using that time to seek and serve the LORD. That is the only truly lasting thing that we can do with our time. It is our best use of it, and God is glorified by it.

Heavenly Father, help me to remember that my days are short. Don’t let me waste my time on meaningless things. Let me spend my time doing things that matter like serving You and worshiping Your name. Give me an internal clock that reminds me of my limited time, and give me the endurance to serve You with my time. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

God is very definite in this passage from Isaiah. I am God and there is no other! I am the first and the last, the Alpha and the Omega, as is written in the book of Revelation. Since we declare that we believe this, why do we insist on having other gods? Anything or anyone we put before God, including ourselves, we are making gods. Putting God first, means giving up some of our control and obeying his rules, and living as God wants us to live. This isn’t the first time this message has come before us this year, but it bears repeating and reflecting upon once again. Where do we place God on a scale of 1 – 10 in the course of our day? Is God in your thoughts when you wake up? How many times do you think about God during the day while driving, working, reading, watching television? What about at night? Is God the last thing you think about at night as you reflect upon your day? How many times during the day do you say “thank you” for getting those green lights, finding a parking place, having the meeting go well? Or maybe you need to thank God that the person running the red light didn’t hit you? Tomorrow, try saying good morning to God and ask him to be with you during the day. Then, look for God in the people and events during the day. Tomorrow night, think about your day, recognize the places where God was present and then say “good night.” Repeat.

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God wants you to know today πŸ™Œ

There are times God will allow us to go through a painful season so that He can birth something new on the inside. Paul said in 2 Corinthians 1 verse 4, β€œGod, who comforts us in our time of trouble, so we can comfort those in need with the comfort we have received”. If you […]

God wants you to know today πŸ™Œ

Dear God, I know it won’t be easy for me, but I ask that you help me to love every single person who opposes me. Heal me of any hurt that they may have caused, Lord, so that I can love them fully. I pray that this love will also inspire them to change their ways, Lord. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.πŸ™

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LORD ✨

Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,

This is not an easy commandment to live up to for any man. Any comparison to Jesus is one that we can never live up to, but should always be our goal. Love your wives as Jesus loved the church. She will certainly be a blessed woman!

Lord in Heaven, Jesus Christ, I am so blessed to be a member of Your holy family. My only wish in this prayer is that I can create a family in Your image, and love each member as You have loved me. Amen. πŸ™