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Go down your memory lane. 1, 2, 5, 10+ years, perhaps? Find an event that could be called a "dark time". Interesting how you're still here today, having survived, and through it all God somehow grew you. Got stuff today? You worried? Ask yourself why. What does the Word say?
Hebrews 13:5 - Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”
John 10:27-30 - My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand. I and the Father are one.”
Romans 8:28 - And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
Romans 8:38-39 - For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
How about now?
Still worried?
Find comfort in this: We all need this reminder on occasion. You're not alone.
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Amen
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We as believers all have moments like these: Something desired wells up, is identified then claimed in faith, and BAM! There it is! You're in the groove! Later, that process is repeated with something else, and OOPS! Missed it by a mile! Were you discouraged? Did you feel abandoned or let down? Feel shame for missing the mark? No need to on any of those fronts. Refining requires sorting and separating between your plans and God's. That's what He's up to. "The just shall live by faith" means trusting that sorting process and leaving the results to Him, not the results as interpreted by your eyes (Habakkuk 2:4, Hebrews 10:38).
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"Sometimes we tend to limit God by our naturally ingrained limitations. But He is bigger than that. We think that we need to have a certain dose of faith (and rely on our performance, by attempting to meet a certain standard), and yes, it takes faith to see the answered prayer. (But in fact all it takes is to direct our need to Him and the answer will come out of His greatness, and not out of our own great ability). Even if we lack in faith, He is still bigger than that and well able and willing to answer. Why, for He is God. His answer does not come because we are so good in ourselves and deserve to be answered (as our goodness comes from God Himself through Jesus), but for He is a good God who loves to give good and perfect gifts from above."
--Tiina Wilder
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Came across this passage and it hit as a great reminder about the nature of wisdom as given by God to all of us as we grow in our walk with Him as well as what to do with it. James 3:17 - But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.
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Had to repost this note. Great food for thought and great reminder. When it comes to "stuff and circumstance" in life, what matters more: The gravity or intensity of bad circumstances and how to escape them, a sense of elation in good ones, or surrendering to God REGARDLESS?
"HIS TO USE" by Carley Evans:
"In God's hand are the souls of all that live, the spirits of all human kind. Wisdom and might are His, with Him are firmness and understanding. If He pulls down, there is no rebuilding; if He imprisons, there is no release. If He holds up the waters, there is drought; if He lets them go, they turn the land upside down. Strength and success belong to Him, deceived and deceiver are His to use." (Job 12:10-16, NEB)
In the midst of his suffering, Job says it best -- all belong to God. All are His to use in whatever fashion He deems perfect. 'He makes nations great and destroys them, He lays them low, and there they lie.' (Job 12:23) Look at Pharaoh if there is any doubt.
'What shall we say to that? Is God to be charged with injustice? By no means. For He says to Moses, 'Where I show mercy, I will show mercy, and where I pity, I will pity.' Thus it does not depend on man's will or effort, but on God's mercy. For Scripture says to Pharaoh, 'I have raised you up for this very purpose, to exhibit My power in My dealings with you, and to spread My fame over all the world.' Thus He not only shows mercy as He chooses, but also makes men stubborn as He chooses. You will say, 'Then why does God blame a man? For who can resist His will?' Who are you, sir, to answer God back? Can the pot speak to the potter and say, 'Why did you make me like this?' Surely the potter can do what he likes with the clay." (Romans 9:14-21)
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amen. God have mercy on our souls. 

Luke 23:34 New International Version (NIV)

34 Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.”[a] And they divided up his clothes by casting lots.
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Between 2 believers, Person A may have Viewpoint A while person B may have Viewpoint B, both equally convinced based on Scripture before God in where they stand. God's Word, however, never contradicts which means that between the two, there's always the fine line down the middle known as the ABSOLUTE truth. That's where the KINGDOM view lies. Pursue that first; everything else follows.
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Here's a local story of an event at the hands of one of those "hellfire and brimstone" denominations who tried man's ways over the Holy Spirit and the impact it had. One evening, there was a group who went out on the town to take God to the streets. They found themselves in one of the commons areas of town and began sharing the Kingdom in simple faith, trusting The Lord to take the lead. For those in the general public, many began to open up and receive healing, encouragement, and a touch from God in their lives that they desperately needed at the time. A while later, another group showed up from this other denomination, yelling to the masses of how the wages of sin is death and how the people listening were going to hell if they didn't repent, and so on. The place turned into a virtual ghost town within minutes. To this day I still wonder how many lost a chance at salvation thanks to a group who insisted on not following the lead of the Holy Spirit regarding those who were in need of Christ in their life.
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Jesus is LOVE, he is gentle even in his corrections. If you are shouting out Torment, Death, and Hate....go back home and pray. Dont use the precious name of Jesus for your own bigotry and hatred. You dont do the healing, you dont bring someone to salvation....JESUS DOES. If Jesus chooses to fill you with the Holy Spirit and use your voice , then be ever grateful for that gift. Its a true blessing. Be sure you are working for Jesus, by Jesus and through the Holy Spirit. LOVE THY NEIGHBOR
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We as believers all have moments like these: Something desired wells up, is identified then claimed in faith, and BAM! There it is! You're in the groove! Later, that process is repeated with something else, and OOPS! Missed it by a mile! Were you discouraged? Did you feel abandoned or let down? Feel shame for missing the mark? No need to on any of those fronts. Refining requires sorting and separating between your plans and God's. That's what He's up to. "The just shall live by faith" means trusting that sorting process and leaving the results to Him, not the results as interpreted by your eyes (Habakkuk 2:4, Hebrews 10:38).
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It is not acceptable to go to the Word and pick one passage over another in order to push personal opinions as often happens in the modern church as well as in "debates" between believers. Example: If a topic has multiple Scripture references to it where verse one says "____" and verse two seemingly the opposite, it's the line down the middle that's known as the ABSOLUTE TRUTH. THAT'S what counts, NOT man's opinions or personal preferences. The Word never contradicts, so if you come across a discussion where you see Scriptures tossed back and forth in contradictory argument between two viewpoints, there's your red flag to bail on it because neither side is pursuing the absolute truth and their entire conversation is brewing from the flesh and not from the heart of God's Word.
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God Eternal Law is not followed, it's all empty speech people are deceiving each other but they can't deceive the God who sees and hears everything.
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For you who are believers, would you like to save yourself about NINE TONS of grief and maybe 9084509834857 wrongful choices over the course of life and ministry? There are two VERY BIG questions you should ALWAYS ask in regards to "Christian teachings" or "Biblical opinions" in today's church and society.
1. Is what I'm hearing or is what is being taught here in line with the --> ENTIRE <-- Word of God?
2. If I were to receive this teaching, comment or opinion, would I be honoring God by remaining in line with His Word or honoring the devil by receiving a false teaching DISGUISED as "Christian"? (1 John 4:1.)
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"Questioning God? He made the brain cells you think with."
--Tim Roberts.
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Mankind's pretty good at coming up with the need to do this, that, and the other to "obtain worthiness to be accepted by God". Too bad religion REALLY gets one nowhere and is never a substitute for the Cross. If relationship with God was restored at Calvary, it doesn't make much sense to try and usurp it through goofy man stuff like religion since being saved is actually a RELATIONSHIP with The Lord.
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LIFE TO THE FULLEST FOR ME: Accepting someone unconditionally, no matter how dark their hour or why, digging deep, walking and talking along the way, then eventually watching them reach that point of touching the face of God.
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God RULES!!
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  • Muldoon Christian School
    1982
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