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At the Cross-God’s Perfect Provisions

If you are my sibling-in-Christ, then I know you had a meeting with God at the cross. With mercy, he stripped off the dirty, ugly, often tattered and worn-out life clothes, and as Psalm 103 says, he removed those rags as far as the east is from the west. At that moment, you became clean. And vulnerable. I can’t speak for you, but I know I don’t do clean well. By the end of the day, I will have evidence of everything I’ve eaten and a lot of what I’ve said, all over me. And vulnerable? When I find myself …

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Forgiving Grace

Our God is such a gentleman He opens doors for us all the time and He will even close the doors when the time comes to an end. Sometimes He cautions me before I open the door for myself instead of waiting on Him. Even then He will love me through my journey. There is a special door He wants to open everyday and that is the door to my time with Him. One of my favorite hymns is “In the Garden”. I come to the garden alone While the dew is still on the roses And the voice I …

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Comes With Wisdom

“My son pay attention to what I say, listen closely to my words.  Do not let them out of your sight, keep them within your heart; for they are left to those who find them and health to a man’s whole body.  Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.”  Proverbs 4:20-23 The wisdom we receive from our Heavenly Father is to be placed in our hearts where it will be forever.  We may try to ignore it but it will always be there.  The wicked will enter our lives and try to disrupt the way …

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God Be Near

  “God be Near” Simply three little words But O, the peace they bring Just to know He’s right beside me, And yesterday…today, and forever, He’ll always be the same. “The Lord is near to the brokenhearted…Psalm 34:18a (NASV) “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, and today, and forever.” Hebrews 13:8a (KJV) I was in a Grief Support meeting after my mom passed away.  Our pastor closed with this prayer: “God Be Near”  Three little words.  They really spoke to me because they said so much in such a simple way. Sometimes we try to make things so complicated.  We …

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Grow, Mature, Pass It On

  Six steps to finding God when you’re living with a crisis Step 6  Grow, Mature, Pass it On As we close out this series, I’d like to review the previous steps briefly. When we are in the midst of a time of crisis, intense grief, or a long-term trial, we may lose the sense of feeling God’s presence. Calming our mind is the first step in preparing to seek him. In Step 2, we discussed how unconfessed sin can block our sense of reciprocal communication, being heard and hearing God’s response to our prayers. It’s also important to keep …

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God is Provider

  God is Provider. This devotional on the attributes of God is a “quick-read” daily praise opportunity to extol and revere the Lord using words of adoration describing His nature and character with Scripture from the Kings James Version of the Bible unless otherwise mentioned. Day Five God is Provider. Provider is the sustaining nature of God. Psalm 23:1-2 “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.” I Corinthians 2:9 “But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither …