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  1. Hi and thanks for your reply! Good point, and it's my understanding that it's the Spirit that works this and all things of God within the believer, just as He "works in you to desire and do His good pleasure" (Phl 2:13). I believe that walking in "all that pertains to life and godliness" is by the Spirit using our new nature ("new man"), which is the case for all who are truly believers.
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  2. This is a great reminder for me not to be concerned about riches on earth when I will have treasures in Heaven!
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  3. Yes, this is so true. Praying you rely on the Holy Spirit for all your future decisions.
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  4. I enjoyed this very much; a pithy poem! And I know the characters...
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  5. I can see what you mean. However, we must also remember that we are to put on the new man after we are saved. (Ephesians 4:24, Colossians 3:10). Yes, we will continue to sin because we're sinners, but we have the privilege of asking God for forgiveness and receiving that forgiveness when we sin.
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  6. I was very much a teenager and deeply in love with the stars and anything--science, science fiction and space comic books. My first writings were space novels, at eleven, but I was never more in joy when I got to high school and was looking up the definition of this word you reference. Its history changed so much in me as a writer and as a maturing youth. One word when its meaning is found can do many things...and so I write now about the many other words which ever shape and augment our musical souls. I love being in word...maybe you can tell. Anyway, I enjoyed your use of the word consider.
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  7. Don't worry, I don't mind. However, it'll be good to know that Jesus came to destroy the curse of sin and death, and the delivery power of God's word is complete. I understand t hat you're saying. Still, when we are saved, we don't automatically become strong, we are born again of God's spirit as children, until we spend more time in His word to become filled with His life, only then we become sons, unwavering. The the scriptures becomes ture, that; He who is born of God cannot sin because God's seeds remains in Him. You only.need to believe that Jesus came to destroy s
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  8. Thank you for sharing, Jennifer. I struggle with this myself and have to keep bringing myself back in line to be committed, focused, and intentional in praying for others.
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  9. Oh my! The same happens all over the world, really.
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  10. I'm new to the site and just came across your article and I must say that it was very insightful, thought provoking and true. I look forward to your next writing .
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  11. LOL Love the story, KG! And Jellico, wow! That is some story. That's something to remember ALL the time to keep up in check!
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  12. That brought a story to my memory as well This big church was receiving a new pastor. They prepared a meal, the choir dressed to impress, and everyone attended on this Sunday morning. This man entered the building wearing old worn out clothes covered in dirt and filth. His hair was greasy and his skin was dirty. The people looked upon him with judgmental eyes. He was seated in the back by the ushers. Not even one person welcomed him or approached him. When the deacon approached the pew to make announcements, he said, "Today we meet our new pastor." He called his name, and everyone's eyes were
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  13. Great lesson. Through times like that in my life, I am trying to learn to hear that still, loving voice say, "Be still and know that I am God!" Psalm 46:10
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  14. Thx. I was a Youth Pastor for a few years with the 8th - 12th grade students. This is how I taught them Scripture
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  15. Donna, WoW! Thank U so much for sharing that. I had situations that I wasn't experiencing healing from, and I did a family tree that took me thru beahviors of my family and how that shaped my life. It showed me things that could only be revealed to me by God and I was able to dig those roots up I know what my triggers are now, and instead of filling them with the old sinful behaviors that I would to suppress those feelings, I am learning to depend on God and trust Him and the truth of His Word! The struggle is real though lol, but much easier is the struggle when God is helping carry the loa
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  16. In the beginning the tree of life was also in the midst of the garden, and if, Adam and Eve had made the correct choice they would have lived forever. We know that, that tree represents Jesus Christ. I believe that the lifespan of that generation was shortened because the wickedness and the corruption of mankind grew worse, and worse in the earth. In the six chapter it is revealed that God was grieved and expressed His sorrow that He created mankind and decided to destroy them. He said "my Spirit will not always strive with man." Sin always brings forth dea
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  17. What the Bible tells us is Adam and Eve were created perfectly healthy—no diseases, illnesses, genetic mutations or such. The world did not suddenly leap to conditions of today where, due to inward and outward conditions, life is cut shorter. Today, a few people reach 115 years old or so. If this happens to a few today, how old would people become in near-perfect living conditions several thousand years ago with sin’s curse only beginning to affect their health? Of course, this is a young earth view.
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  18. Chris, thanks for the great devotional today. The passages you quoted reminded me of the basis for my own faith and the cornerstone of my wife's and my ministry - Faith On Every Corner. Our company motto is "We live by faith." Craig
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  19. So when I read your instruction that we should obey the "don't" command, I was tempted to disobey. But then I resisted the temptation.... Good advice!
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  20. The Nature of Christ: Part Two The Nature of Jesus What would it be like to be God, and to know that you are God? We all like to pretend we are God sometimes. We want to act like we have the power to control certain situations, or we want to act like we can control another person, and our list of trying to be God goes on, and on, and on. Jesus was just like us. He could smell, touch, feel things, experience hurt, pain, anger, and He was God. Imagine what you would do when someone hurt you and your anger burned strong within you. What would you do? Would you denigrate t
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  21. This really made me think about something - thank you! My name is Chris, but for 3 years it was 414734 because I belonged to the state of TN. I had to memorize that number because when they would call me they did not call me Chris. I had lost all of my rights and I still cannot vote or own a firearm. The wonderful thing is that through that horrible time, God still knew my name Thank you for your devotionals - I enjoy reading them. Blessings
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  22. Great piece, Chuck! Yes, convicting. Thank you!
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  23. Wow, this is very convicting. I believe this is something we all need to take note of. It's self-examination time!
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  24. A gem of a devotional and yes, let's enjoy the adventure!
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  25. Thank you so much for reading and responding! I greatly appreciate it!
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  26. Thank you, SpecFictionGuy for your comments! I appreciate you reading my devotion!
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  27. Not to worry. It's under Forums. Scroll down to Meets & Greets. Here.
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  28. "We have to see God in everything." Yes! I agree. Some may think I see him too much, but I don't care. Even the bunny hopping across my lawn is God's way of saying "Hi" to me. I like your story. You may enjoy a kind of similar walking story where I talked to a woman on the side of the road - it's a bit crazy, but also joyful. (https://saralivingfree.com/2019/10/27/why-youll-never-regret-obeying-god/)
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  29. I enjoyed this, Sara Jane. Always good to remember the Lord sees us, is with us, no matter the circumstances. I, too, have written a devo on this. Remains one of my favorites. we're glad you've joined us. I hope, though, that you'll hop over to Meet and Greet and introduce yourself so everyone will know you are here and can welcome you.
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  30. Yeah, I know. It won't let me in there yet so I just posted here.
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  32. Hello writer. Your words are most encouraging but of little signifiance. You speak as one who awaits the Holy Spirit, not believing he will come. From your dialogue you spend your days hoping and writing encourgagement for others like yourself. You do well. But you are the seeker not a finder. You are a hoper not a believer. You are under works. Your works are promises you believe in, that may bring suceess for others and lead them to salvation despite your own hopes? What can I say from my experience and walk with God unto you. The hope and promise you seemingly belie
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  33. Yes, it is only via the Word of God--through the Spirit of God--that one is reborn, redeemed, saved. Thus it stands to reason that it's in constant learning of the Word of God that provides to the believer what and how to "walk in the Spirit," which walk is not in the life of the Spirit but the "life" of the Lord Jesus (Col 3:4), via the power of the Spirit; and the primary evidence to me is demonstrating what God works in us the most, which is a love to all in the manner Jesus has loved us (Jhn 13:34; 15:12). I believe all who are reborn will eventually be lead by God to sufficie
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  34. Thank you all for reading. God bless!
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  35. I've asked Rebecca for suggestions. I'll let you know.
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  36. I think Facebook changes the size to fit their window. So sorry.
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  37. I'm sorry you're having trouble. I'm not sure what to tell you. See if you can copy and paste it. Maybe that will help.
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  38. Sorry it was my mistake for putting it this way " the Lord said, " and thank you for pointing it out. It was never literally written in the scripture that cleanliness is next to godliness. However the Lord has always emphasized on being clean, or being washed or being in order in His scripture. For example; the book of Proverb is one book that really needs not to be read with human knowledge. Proverbs chapter 31 talks about the woman of noble character, a woman who works and takes care of her house, the Lord said many things there that when taught by the hol
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  39. Thank you, Nikola. I'm often reminded that we are Christ's hands and feet as we live for Him in the dark places of the earth in the midst of rebellion and violence. Your poem reminds me that we are also in those places as a longing of His heart which is important to Him. Malachi 3:16, Psalm 68:18
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  40. Wow! That's quite a story! Amazing, really. That sounds very interesting about you looking like both your biological and stepfather alike. What do you mean your mom and dad became those things? Weren't they already doing that? Or were they busy with other jobs/careers? Here: <<why till years later. My stepfather, on the other side>> I think you could end the paragraph with "years later" and start a new one with your stepfather, since they are two different people and it's kind of like you're changing the subject of the paragraph. That could just be me,
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  41. Tia, I'm not sure you'll get too many who will click on your link. It's best to post the full text.
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  42. I hope it does become a children's book one day. Thank you for the encouragement. @Peggy Bodde
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  43. So creative! This sounds like it could be a children's book... Many lessons gleaned from this cute poem. Thanks for sharing!
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  44. This one of the greatest master piece I have ever read. It is a life changer. Please change it with the world.
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  45. Most of the world religions feature common themes within. A deity is worshiped, a problem with the world is observed, and a solution proposed. While these features are present in biblical Christianity, the differences between it and other religions are vast. Biblical Christianity has its founding, salvation work, and conversion in the Creator God. What distinguishes Christianity from other faiths is that it is not man discovering and developing, but God disclosing and dictating. God is the founder. Whatever the specifics, salvation in the world’s religions can generally be cat
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  46. The mention of not praying for schools reminded me of a movie, Facing the Giants. One of the greatest scenes is when one of the teachers is shown going through the hallways, passing his hand o all the lockers praying for the students. Then it shows how God began speaking to the hearts of the students. Thanks for the reminder of praying for those who are not directly involved in our lives.
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