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Trust in His Timing

        Psalm 27:14 “Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!” Waiting is one of the most difficult things we humans do. We wait in line at the store, we wait for that package that we ordered, we wait in hospital waiting rooms, we wait in line for coffee with no problem but always have a problem with waiting on the Lord. We must wait on the Lord and let His divine power manifest in our life. When we start to doubt that can hinder our prayers from being answered …

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Crushed But Not Broken

    “The spirit of the sovereign Lord is on me because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners.” – Isaiah 61:1 “the lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.” – Psalm 34:18 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your understanding. in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.” – Proverbs 3:5-6 We are all at …

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Lighthouse

    Matthew 5:16  “In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”   As believers, we need to let our light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify our Father in heaven. We all play an important role in His kingdom, do not let the enemy take that from you. Everything we say and do should glorify our Father In heaven. He has bestowed unique gifts upon every one of us, what are you doing with them? You may be …

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What Does Jesus Say

                Forgiveness. Asking for forgiveness, extending forgiveness to others. It isn’t easy. In this devotional, we are focusing on what Jesus himself says about forgiveness through various gospel passages. MATTHEW 6:9-15 (NIV)  “This, then, is how you should pray: “‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, 10 your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.11 Give us today our daily bread. 12 And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. 13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the …

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Parable of the Unmerciful Servant

          MATTHEW 18:21 – 35 (NIV) “Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?” 22 Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times. 23 “Therefore, the kingdom of heaven is like a king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants. 24 As he began the settlement, a man who owed him ten thousand bags of gold was brought to him. 25 Since he was not able to pay, the master ordered that he and his wife and his …

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House of Sinners

            LUKE 19: 1-10 “Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through. 2 A man was there by the name of Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector and was wealthy. 3 He wanted to see who Jesus was, but because he was short he could not see over the crowd. 4 So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore-fig tree to see him, since Jesus was coming that way.5 When Jesus reached the spot, he looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, come down immediately. I must stay at your house today.” 6 So he came down at once and …

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Caught in Adultery

                  JOHN 8: 1-11 “But Jesus went to the Mount of Olives.2 At dawn he appeared again in the temple courts, where all the people gathered around him, and he sat down to teach them. 3 The teachers of the law and the Pharisees brought in a woman caught in adultery. They made her stand before the group 4 and said to Jesus, “Teacher, this woman was caught in the act of adultery. 5 In the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women. Now what do you say?” 6 They were using this question as a …

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Sins Are Forgiven

      Luke 7: 36-50 When one of the Pharisees invited Jesus to have dinner with him, he went to the Pharisee’s house and reclined at the table. 37 A woman in that town who lived a sinful life learned that Jesus was eating at the Pharisee’s house, so she came there with an alabaster jar of perfume. 38 As she stood behind him at his feet weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears. Then she wiped them with her hair, kissed them and poured perfume on them.39 When the Pharisee who had invited him saw this, he said …

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They Know Not What They Do

      LUKE 23: 32-34 “Two other men, both criminals, were also led out with him to be executed. 33 When they came to the place called the Skull, they crucified him there, along with the criminals—one on his right, the other on his left. 34 Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” And they divided up his clothes by casting lots. Focus – Verse 34 34 Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.”   This is perhaps the most radical act of forgiveness in the whole of the gospels. …

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Such a Simple Act

I found myself mesmerized as I watched my grandkids playing in the sandbox. Their giggles reminded me of something we often forget. Sometimes we don’t realize that we are given a gift each day. It’s called life. If you can’t find anything to smile about, try this. Reach out to someone in need. Make a phone call. Write a letter, or place a potted flower at your neighbor’s doorstep. A simple act of kindness is simple to do. You just have to take the first step. Someone recently helped me, without expecting anything in return. Wow! It made an impression …

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Invading Your Thoughts

What is invading your thoughts? What keeps you up at night? Does worry ravage most of your day? Whatever it is, you’re probably not alone. Growing up, and even now, I never liked to lose. Whether it’s losing my keys, a job promotion. It has never been easy losing a loved one. Losing anything keeps me a little unsettled at times. As I see it, giving into a perilous outlook on life will get you nowhere. So, why not be proactive and capture those mindless, worrisome thoughts and replace them with premeditated reflection of something fun, exciting and memorable. Christ …

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Monuments of Victory

It says in the Bible, “there shall be no other gods before me.” This is referring to those of us who are making our own gods and putting them first in our life. I worship God, the creator of the universe, solely. It’s hard not to put other things before Him. Like family, spouse, church, jobs, travel, etc. But, the ‘stuff’ that keeps my eyes on Christ is reflecting on the seasons of victory. The monumental, notable times in my life is when God stepped in and saved me from myself. These important seasons of my life remind me of …