Friday, March 24, 2017

THE MOST POPULAR WORD ON FACEBOOK


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You see it on facebook every time you look at facebook.
Every post that gets your attention seems to end with the
word:
"THIS".

"...said THIS"
"saw THIS"
"found THIS"
"did THIS"
"THIS happened"
and a thousand more
"THISes"

You are then supposed to click the post to find out what
"THIS" is.

You MIGHT find out what THIS is.. And you might not.
But you can be assured that you will be slapped in the
face with a multitude of ads.

O.K.
Perhaps I should have said the most frustrating word
on Facebook.

If you want to read some thing that is full of encouragement,
but does not leave you hanging with a THIS on every page.
  Try the most important book on earth;


THE HOLY BIBLE

Even better yet,
no advertisements.



Wednesday, March 22, 2017

LOOKING FOR PEACE



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Are you looking for peace, real peace?

It is available - if you search in the right place.






God offers you a real genuine,
heart felt peace.






  "You will keep him in perfect peace,
Whose mind is stayed
on You, 
Because he trust in You."
(Isaiah 26:3 NKJV)

Put your mind on God and trust in him,
and you will have peace.

Keep your mind on yourself,
and you will still be troubled.








Friday, March 17, 2017

PATH TO POVERTY

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"Being lazy will make you poor,
but hard work will make you rich."
(Proverbs 10:4 GNT)

"Work and you will earn a living;
if you sit around talking you will
be poor"
(Proverbs 14:23 GNT)






Wednesday, March 15, 2017

BROKEN













"The sacrifice acceptable to God
is a broken spirit; a broken and
contrite heart, O God, thou wilt
not despise."
(Psalms 51:17 RSV)




God cannot use us until we are broken.
It will save us a lot of grief if we will
just submit to God, rather than wait
until he has to break us.


Friday, March 10, 2017

SOURCE OF BLESSING AND FAVOUR




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"For the Lord God is a sun and shield;
he bestows favor and honor,
No good thing does the Lord withhold
from those who walk uprightly.
O Lord of hosts,
blessed is the man who trusts in thee!
(Psalms 84:11,112 RSV)

I do not pretend to know what all this implies.
But to myself,  God as my sun means he is my source.
You know even better than myself that if we did not
have the sun in our little solar system, life for mankind,
animals or plants would be impossible.

Further, Jesus Christ, the "Son" of God is the
source of life, and, the author of creation its self.

God is preparing a city that is coming and we are
told there is no need of the sun or moon because
the glory of God is its light. (Rev. ch. 21)

Not only is God my very source, but he is my
shield or protector and the source of any favor
and honor.

Here is the key.
He does not keep back any good thing from
those who "walk uprightly". That is, those
who live the way he wants them to.  Not to
those who live in the way they want to live.

And, we are blessed if we "trust" in God
for all we do and need..




Wednesday, March 8, 2017

A LONG FULL LIFE



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"The righteous flourish like the palm tree,
and grow like a cedar in Lebanon,
they are planted in the house of the Lord,
they flourish in the courts of our God.
They still bring forth fruit in old age,
they are ever full of sap and green,
to show that the Lord is upright;
he is my rock and there is no
unrighteousness in him."
(Psalms 92:12 -15 RSV)


Am I living like God wants me to,
i.e., "righteous"?

Am I "planted in the house of the Lord"?
That is, living my life with the Lord God?

If I am,
I can be useful even in old age.








Friday, March 3, 2017

SO YOU BELIEVE



"You believe that there is one God.

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You do well.
Even the demons believe -
and tremble!
(James 2:19 NKMV)



You believe in God.
Big deal.
The demons believe in God;
because they have had first had experience
with God - and they know where they are
going.

 THEY TREMBLE.

But have you had an experience with God?
First hand personal experience?
Do you really know him?

The one who holds your destiny in his hands said;

"Most assuredly, I say to you,
unless one is born of water and the Spirit,
he cannot enter the kingdom of God.
"That which is born of the flesh is flesh,
and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
"Do not marvel that I said to you,
'You must be born again.'"
(John3:5-7 NKJV)