Christ Enables Us To Press On

Originally posted on A Heart For God "Daily Devotions"-Karrie Wilson:

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Christ Enables Us To Press On

Psalm 30:10 Hear, O LORD, and have mercy upon me: LORD, be thou my helper.

Many of us will face moments in life where we will wonder if we can keep going. Our healths may fail us, we may lose our job, those we love dearly and are close to us pass away. Will we find our relationship with The Lord real enough to keep us pressing forward? The writer of this psalm reminds us of God’s presence, promise and faithfulness. When we are deeply depressed, we can cry out like the psalmist, (Hear, O Lord, and have mercy on me; Lord, be my helper, Ps 30:10). God will give us healing and comfort, (Psalm 30:2-3). As believers in Jesus, we will never lack what we need to preserve, The Lord will always be near to the broken hearted, (Psalm…

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Praying with Jesus

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Jesus’ prayer…..

Originally posted on Softly, Spoke the River:

Salisbury Cathedral

“ Holy Father, protect them by the power of your name–the name you gave me–so that they may be one as we are one… My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one….. Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth. As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world. For them I sanctify myself, that they too may be truly sanctified. “My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message”

(from John 17:11-20)

Reflection:
Jesus prayed for this small band of followers who would become His Body, the Church. He prayed that God would ‘protect them from the evil one.’ He prayed also for those who would join them and follow after them, and He prayed for unity amongst His…

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life, love & death

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A short post, short message but a deep impact….
Worth reading…

Originally posted on worldbeyondandlove:

This month, I knew three people:

One was staring at LIFE. It was a celebration for her. She was blessed with another year. And at that moment, life literally was a gift for her, wrapped with a lot of smiles.

One was staring at LOVE. It was an outburst for her.  An overflow of deep seeded emotions she has always longed for. And at that moment, love literally was something worth fighting for, even if it means leaving everything behind.

One was staring at DEATH. It was an ice cold one. He tries to keep still but he trembles inside. And at that moment, death literally was an expanding balloon, which could pop at any moment then it’s gone.

I had three encounters in three days.. I had one realization of one lesson..

LIFE IS A GIFT.. FILL IT WITH LOVE.. BEFORE IT’S GONE.

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One Who Loves You True

Originally posted on Positive Outlooks Blog:

Find someone who openly communicates their feelings. Someone who realizes that you’re not perfect and never expects you to be. Someone who would never want to lose you and feels so blessed to be with you. One who gives their heart completely. Someone who says I love you and means it. Last but not least, find someone who looks forward to a future with you and with each and every new day, falls in love with you all over again. — Brigitte Nicole

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Worshipping only God in a world of idolatry

Originally posted on A Heart For God "Daily Devotions"-Karrie Wilson:

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Worshipping only God in a world of idolatry

Daniel 3:25 He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.

I love this chapter in Daniel, of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego’s strong testimony of not bowing down to false gods and only worshiping the One a True God. This is a message that we Christian need to reflect on and how we need to stand out in this world as believers. We can all get wrapped up in this world and especially on how friends and colleagues view us individually. We should never be ashamed of being a Christian, “Romans 1:16.” We need to stand out in this world, at work, school etc…and let it be known that we our Christian and…

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Writing is like a Prayer

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Some thoughts..randomely cross my mind..n this has always been one of them… :)

Originally posted on paulawalkerbaker:

just say what you mean. just say what you mean.

“To write is to pray.”- Paula Walker Baker- yep, I think I made that up all by myself- just now as I thought about what I was going to write.

I wonder if you have ever read blogs or stories in which the language is flowery, using unnecessary words, phrases, cliches or what have you? Well, I have and I have heard people who pray in that same language.

Me? Well, I like to write like I talk. I don’t want any pretense when I write- just want a good conversation piece- even if it is only with myself.

We had a guy at a church I attended once who would pray frequently. I guess the pastor loved his prayers, because he was called on an awful lot- but I found them boring, flowery and somewhat presumptious. Because I was a teenager, I wondered to…

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Mom on a mission to detox worldly standards from my parenting!

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Was raised through prayers… and i felt like sharing it..

Originally posted on A Heart For God "Daily Devotions"-Karrie Wilson:

We often say we are not given parent guides when we have children..this is not true..God wrote the best guide to raising children in the Bible, Proverbs is filled with lots of guidance. Today I faced a giant when I had to address a situation with my child. I think when you realize that God provides all the guidance u need and u look at the worldly tolerance u have allowed in ur parenting, it opens ur eyes up to what needs to be and not be allowed. I have no desire to raise my children to the standards of this world and what is acceptable, there is NO child that should ever be allowed to date and honestly it should be based off a respectable and responsible scale. When we allow our children at young ages to date, we are giving them the reins to make adult decisions. I…

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No Problem Is Greater Than God

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“This is the real answer to all our problems: the power of God as Christ has made Him known. And that does not consist of what God does but that God does. In other words, with God at work on the problem, that is sufficient. How God works on a problem is not important; but THAT HE IS AT WORK on the problem is important.” a WORTH READ.. and an answer…

Originally posted on Redbird's Roost:

“Martha then said to Jesus, ‘Lord, if You had been here, my brother would not have died. Even now I know that whatever You ask of God, God will give You.'” John 11:21-22 (NASB)
Lazarus was dead. Mary and Martha, his sisters, together with friends and neighbors, knew that he was dead and felt the oppressive weight of sorrow. What had happened in this home was an old story repeated whenever a person who was loved and needed died. The depth of heartache and grief was not made less thereby, however. Their sorrow touched Jesus’ heart: “He groaned in the spirit, and was troubled” (John 11:33).
Many situations cause those who suffer and their friends to wonder if anyone cares enough to do anything, or if anyone who cares can do anything. Not only death but also various other events diminish life for us; a child gone wrong, a marriage…

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