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Aradhana Mariam Philips
My weakness is curiosity!!!!!
My weakness is curiosity!!!!!
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Unworthy

Am I righteous? No way... I am not save for the blood of Christ that envelops me. And by the blood only can I come before the righteous LORD. The sins I have committed ashame me, to not stand before that righteous glory that covers me and protects me... the one who is my true Father in all essence. I stand in awe at his choice of death for me.

“For the righteous LORD loveth righteousness; His countenance doth behold the upright”
-Psalm 11:7

#ashamed #Christ #Father #Psalm117 #LORD #righteous
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Role model

“.. Ezra had prepared his heart to seek the law of the LORD, and to do it, and to teach in Israel statutes and judgments.” Ezra 7:10
Ezra was the man of God who was sent by the Persian King of Babylon to return back to Jerusalem and teach the word of the LORD. He was sent so that the Jews of that time would know the sins they are committing and would correct them. The Jews needed not just a learned man but also one who ‘practices what he preaches’. Don’t we all admire someone like that?

You are the Ezra of your place. The place the Lord has appointed you. Let people look up to you and learn from your life how a Lord’s child must live.

May the way you live your life be a testimony for the others around you to know the LORD.

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The tongue

“Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold how great a matter a little fire kindleth!”- James 3:5

We often give value to bones over muscles or tendons. These being the ones that give structure to the body, hence the increased importance. But one other part of the body that must be given due importance and watched over is the tongue, a muscle! But unlike other muscles, this one has been found hard to tame. We fight with this organ, sing praises to our Lord with this organ and boast ourselves with this very organ. That is why we are what we speak! Words that come out of our mouth tell a lot about us. A tongue other than its major purpose of tasting and eating, voices our thoughts and feelings. It formulates words, it formulates us......

This tiny organ of not less than 10 cm is not to be underestimated. As even though tiny and of no probable value (as we might think), this one has the capability to cause fires from a single spark!

How true, now to think of it. Much of the arguments we face can be dealt with in many ways. A single abuse or word pitched in high note or volume drastically changes the outcomes. That is the spark!!!! The tongue is the flint!!! There could be a chain reaction that proceeds after that, a bitter fight, lose of friendship, enmity, revenge..... All of that!!!! A kind word or merely silence would probably pause this entire series of events from happening at all.

Consider this very carefully..... You own the flint for the spark and it is up to you to use it. Cos your words define you!!! It is essential as believers to define ourselves and be defined by others as children of Christ. I know I have been very reckless in what I speak. I shall be cautious and make changes. I take a step towards being a calmer, will you?

That is why the Psalmist in Psalm 141:3 says- “Set a watch, O LORD, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips.”

#James35 #Psalm1413 #tongue #tamingthetongue #settingasentryoverthemouth #sparkforawildfire #spark
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His stripes

As humans we are so forgetful.... we were saved by the grace of God alone and by the sacrifice on the Cross of Calvary have our sins been forgiven but do we really think of it day in and day out. Of the innumerable sins we commit knowingly or unknowingly, the cross reminds us of our salvation from the dreadful wrath...

For as per 1 Peter 2:24 and Isaiah 53:5 “...... for by his stripes we are healed”.

Let this be a reminder to all of us today, that we were bought out of His choice and we must continue to walk...(correcting).. try to walk in the path that He has chosen for us with lesser complaints each day. That we may consciously sin less..... and remind ourselves our heritage.
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You are not alone
The roughest waves test the
mettle of the ship! It is true! And I completely
agree!!!! As humans we cannot be at our
best always. Everyone is nice when you are jolly and happy, when you need no help
and when everything is smooth. When you are at your lowest...
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The Light
A giant lighthouse at the shore looks not at itself, neither guides itself, it looks on at the dark blue sea, and allows it to see the distant ships sailing at the horizon.  🧐   ........ A tube-light in the room helps us see the other objects of the room, ...
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The Light

A giant lighthouse at the shore looks not at itself, neither guides itself, it looks on at the dark blue sea, and allows it to see the distant ships sailing at the horizon.
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A tube-light in the room helps us see the other objects of the room, of things around us, relative to us, not us.
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A lamplight in the study assists in reading the book in front of us, of what we study of the world, not us.
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A candle in the darkest of the nights and in the most lacking of circumstances, aids in seeing what’s immediately around, prevents us from bumping into things, but in all its humility doesn’t let us see ourselves.
From the ones that spread light to great distances to the ones that grant clarity to the vision to not more than a few meters, these sources of light have never allowed us to see.....Ourselves.
We are so smart in picking at others faults, pointing mistakes, mocking and weighing out someone else’s sins and wrongs.... standing either completely blindfolded or ignorant about ourselves. We delight in ranking ourselves higher than others in our minds.

My Lord Jesus, sacrificed himself for me and became that one light that would help me see myself...... I see myself in all my inabilities and weaknesses when I look at the Cross.... and yet despite all the potholes and black marks I carry.... HE CHOSE ME!!!!!😇😇😇😇
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Grace
Grace We are sinners who have been forgiven by the blood of Jesus Christ, and at are very best, we are still sinners who have been forgiven. This is the unmerited favor the Lord chose to show on us. A favor that included no boundaries of any sort, be it tal...
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Grace

We are sinners who have been forgiven by the blood of Jesus Christ, and at are very best, we are still sinners who have been forgiven. This is the unmerited favor the Lord chose to show on us. A favor that included no boundaries of any sort, be it talent (for He chose the weak that the proud may be put to shame), color, race, occupation.... even wealth!!! A favor that I can claim in any circumstance for he owned me to be His Child.

I am His!!!!! I need nothing else.....................
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