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He is Your Shelter in Place

      Numbers 35: 13 And the cities that you give shall be your six cities of refuge (ESV) 1 Timothy 2: 3-4 This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. (ESV) I just finished reading through the book of Numbers and all I can say is “Wow”.  This book has provided so much revelation regarding what we are experiencing as world right now. If you think about the times we are living in, we are literally …

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Be Stirred Not Shaken

      “Not to be quickly shaken in mind or alarmed, either by a spirit or a spoken word..” 2 Thessalonians 2: 2-3 (ESV) All I can say is that it has been an interesting few weeks. I think we all can agree that life as we know it will NEVER be the same. It can rattle the mind and distress our spirit if we are not careful and over the last few days as I watched the news, read social media posts and studied the statistics regarding the rate at which this virus is increasing, I thought to …

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Faith in Action

  How do you trust that you will know the right way to go? The Lord prepares His people to expect the unexpected and to have faith when it’s too hard to see what’s ahead. Having faith doesn’t mean you sit back and wait till God works, you must step out and see where God will take it. Sometimes when you step out you could see nothing, or it could be right away, but whatever His plan keep praying for whatever your needs are. He will provide the highest and best good for you.    Hebrews:11-1-3  Now faith is confidence …

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A New Beginning

  Pentecost always reminds me of a “new beginning” when the Holy Spirit comes upon the disciples as they prayed, that’s when they saw the glory of God rest upon themselves and readied their hearts for the journey ahead. Now if you follow Christ you know that the Holy Spirit renews you when you are born again because that gift is given to you to lead and guide you along. The Holy Spirit is a treasure that no one can explain in their spirit but that person- the joy is personal the love is overwhelming and meets you where you …

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It’s Been A Rough Day

As I woke up one morning in April I was reminded of the polio outbreak of the early 50’s. In the United States, the 1952 epidemic was the worst outbreak in the nation’s history, and is credited with heightening parents’ fears of the disease. Of the 57,628 cases reported that year 3,145 died and 21,269 were left with mild to disabling paralysis. I remember the fear. And I remember the sugar cubes with pink medicine that would prove to eradicate the dreaded disease forever in the US. I also remember knowing people who had contracted the disease. Oh beloved, why …

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The Ultimate Encourager

  Encourage~ to inspire with courage, spirit or hope; to spur on, give support; to help When I look at the definition of encourage, all I see is Jesus.  He is the ultimate Encourager; He never stops spurring us on or dampens His encouragement for His children.  As believers and followers of Him, He has sent us a “helper” too, His Holy Spirit. “And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, to be with you forever.” John 14: 16 (ESV) With this “Helper” inside of us, we, too, are able to be a source of encouragement for …

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Feed Your Faith

      Reading: Matthew 17: 20 “He said to them “Because of your little faith. For truly I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.”   Bible Verse for Meditation: Matthew 17: 14-20 In these stressful times that we all are experiencing, the testing of our faith is becoming more and more palpable, to the point that if we are easily moved then its foundation may be shaken to its core. In …

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Missed Blessings

I spent most of my early adult years trying to do life on my own terms. Looking back, I see so many lost blessings; so many gifts from God that I rejected. Oh, I did thank God occasionally for an answered prayer or an unanticipated favor. At best, I had temporal faith. As long as I was getting what I thought I should have, I was grateful. But this is no way to live life. I was trying to be my own god. Not even trying to understand what God was doing, I missed out on blessings He had for me. Until the day I …

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God’s Discovery Channel

God is allowing us to discover new insights and fresh truth. We are entering uncharted territory. Nature has thrown us a curve that science hasn’t even found truth for.   I am sitting here this morning wondering what the message will be and I hear the word Discovery. We love the Discovery Channel. I am more drawn to the nature type shows and hubby likes the science and technology stuff. We have plenty to watch for both of us. Oh beloved, this morning God is giving us an opportunity in this rough season. He is opening up for us a …

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Faith is Seeing in Advance

    Faith is defined as “a complete trust or confidence in someone or something.” You’ve heard people say, “just have faith, it will all work out,” when they’re faced with a difficult or stressful situation. Some will respond by, “that’s easier said than done.” You can have faith in many things. You can have faith that your car will start and get you to work on time. You can even have faith in the pilot (whom you seldom even meet) will get you from one city to another. But, faith in God is seeing in advance. It’s trusting in …

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Abraham

Scripture: “And the Lord said to Abram, “Leave your country, your relatives, and your father’s family, and go to the land I will show you.” It takes faith to leave your home of many years even when you know where you are moving. When faced with leaving my home of many years in Arkansas in 2007 and moving to Florida, that was a difficult decision for me. And though I have coped with many adversities, I have not faced them alone. Abraham lived in Ur of Chaldea and since Terah, Abraham’s father made and sold idols, we know God wanted Abraham out of that kind of environment. We think …

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Zacharias

          Scripture: Luke 1: 5-7  “In the days of Herod, king of Judea, there was a priest named Zacharias, of the division of Abijah, and he had a wife from the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elizabeth. And they both were righteous before God, walking in all His commandments and statues of the Lord. But they had no child: because Elizabeth was barren and both advanced in age.” Once while Zacharias’ division was on duty and he was serving, he was chosen by lot to burn incense, and many were praying outside. There appeared an angel of the Lord standing on …