Seeking to Walk with God

Wed., August 5, 2020

 

"Through the LORD's mercies
we are not comsumed,
because His compassions fail not.
They are new every morning;
great is Your faithfulness.
'The LORD is my portion,'
says my soul,
'Therefore I hope in Him!'"
Lamentations 3:22-24
 

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 Tuesday, August 4, 2020

 

"When He had called the people to Himself,
with His disciples also, 
He said to them,
'Whoever desires to come after Me,
let him deny himself, and take up his cross,
and follow Me.
For whoever desires to save his life
will lose it,
but whoever loses his life for My sake
and the gospel's will save it.
For what will it profit a man if he
gains the whole world,
and loses his own soul?
Or what will a man give in exchange
for his soul?
For whoever is ashamed of Me
and My words
in this adulterous and sinful generation,
of him the Son of Man also will
be ashamed when He comes
in the glory of His Father
with the holy angels.'"
Mark 8:34-38

  

 

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 Thursday, July 30, 2020

 

THE WORDS OF JESUS CHRIST

 

"Who then is a faithful and wise servant,
whom his master made ruler over his
household, to give them food in
due season?
Blessed is that servant whom his
master, when he comes, will find
so doing.
Assuredly, I say to you that
he will make him ruler over all
his goods.
 But if that evil servant says in
his heart, 'My master is delaying
his coming,' and begins to beat
his fellow servants, and to eat and
drink with the drunkards,
the master of that servant will come
on a day when he is not looking
for him and at an hour that he is
not aware of, and will cut him
in two and appoint him his
portion with the hypocrites.
There shall be weeping and
gnashing of teeth."
Matthew 24:45-51
   

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 Tuesday, July 28, 2020

 

THE WORDS OF JESUS CHRIST

 

"Then two men will be in the field;
one will be taken and the other left.
Two women will be grinding at the mill;
one will be taken and the other left.
Watch therefore, for you do not know
what hour your Lord is coming.
But know this, that if the master of
the house had known what hour 
the thief would come, he would
have watched and not allowed his
house to be broken into.
Therefore you also be ready,
for the Son of Man is coming at
an hour you do not expect."
Matthew 24:40-44

 

(more to come ...) 

 

 

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 Saturday, July 25, 2020

 

THE WORDS OF JESUS CHRIST

 

"But as the days of Noah were, so also
will the coming of the Son of Man be.
For as in the days before the flood,
they were eating and drinking,
marrying and giving in marriage,
until the day that Noah entered
the ark, and did not know until
the flood came and took them all
away, so also will the coming
of the Son of Man be."
Matthew 24:37-39

 

      (more to come ...)
      

 

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 Thursday, July 23, 2020

 

THE WORDS OF JESUS CHRIST

 

"Now learn this parable from the fig tree;
When its branch has already become
tender and puts forth leaves,
you know that summer is near.
So you also, when you see all these
things, know that it is near
-- at the doors!
Assuredly, I say to you, this
generation will by no means pass
away till all these things take place.
Heaven and earth will pass away,
but My words will by no means
pass away.
But of that day and hour no one knows,
not even the angels of heaven,
but My Father only.
Matthew 24:32-36

 

(More to come ...)
 

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 Tuesday, July 21, 2020

 

THE WORDS OF JESUS CHRIST
 
 "Immediately after the tribulation of those
days the sun will be darkened, and
the moon will not give its light;
the stars will fall from heaven,
and the powers of the heavens
will be shaken.
Then the sign of the Son of Man
will appear in heaven, and then all
the tribes of the earth will mourn,
and they will see the Son of Man
coming on the clouds of heaven
with power and great glory.
And He will send His angels with
a great sound of a trumpet, and
they will gather together His elect
from the four winds, from one end
of heaven to the other."
Matthew 24:29-31
 
 (more to come ...)

 

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 Monday, July 20, 2020

 

THE WORDS OF JESUS CHRIST

 

"Then if anyone says to you, 'Look, here
is the Christ!' or 'There!' do not believe it.
For false christs and false prophets will
rise and show great signs and wonders
to deceive, if possible, even the elect.
See, I have told you beforehand.
Therefore if they say to you, 'Look,
He is in the desert!' do not go out;
or 'Look, He is in the inner rooms!'
do not believe it.
For as the lightning comes from the
east and flashes to the west,
so also will the coming of
the Son of Man be.
For wherever the carcass is,
there the eagles will be
gathered together."
Matthew 24:23-28
 
 (more to come ...)  

 

 

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 Thursday, July 16, 2020

 

THE WORDS OF JESUS CHRIST

 

"Therefore when you see the
'abomination of desolation,' spoken of
by Daniel the prophet, standing in
the holy place" (whoever reads,
    let him understand), "then let those
who are in Judea flee to the
mountains. Let him who is on
the housetop not go down to take
anything out of his house.
And let him who is in the field not
go back to get his clothes.
But woe to those who are
pregnant and to those who are
nursing babies in those days!
And pray that your flight may
not be in winter or on the Sabbath.
For then there will be great
tribulation, such as has not been
since the beginning of the world
until this time, no, nor ever shall be.
And unless those days were shortened,
no flesh would be saved;
but for the elect's sake those days
will be shortened."
Matthew 24:15-22
  
 (More to come ....)

 

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 Tuesday, July 14, 2020

 

 THE WORDS OF JESUS CHRIST:

 

"Then they will deliver you up to
tribulation and kill you, and you will
be hated by all nations for My sake.
And then many will be offended,
will betray one another, 
and will hate one another.
Then many false prophets will
rise up and deceive many.
And because lawlessness will
abound, the love of many
will grow cold.
 But he who endures to the end
shall be saved.
And this gospel of the kingdom
will be preached in all the world
as a witness to all the nations,
and then the end will come."
   

Matthew 24:9-14

 

(more to come ....)

 

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 Monday, July 13, 2020

 

THE WORD OF JESUS CHRIST:

 

 "Take heed that no one deceives you.
For many will come in My name,
saying, 'I am the Christ,'
and will deceive many.
And you will hear of wars
and rumors of wars.
See that you are not troubled;
for all these things must
come to pass, but the end
is not yet.
For nation will rise against nation,
and kingdom against kingdom.
And there will be famines, pestilences,
and earthquakes in various places.
All these are the beginning of sorrows."
Matthew 24:4-8
           

 (More to come ....)

 

 

 Thursday, July 9, 2020

 

"But without faith it is impossible

to please Him, for he who comes

to God must believe that He is,

and that He is a rewarder of those

who diligently seek Him."

Hebrews 11:6

 

   "And you will seek Me

and find Me,

when you search for Me

with all your heart."

Jeremiah 29:13

 

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Monday, July 6, 2020

 

"Teach me Your ways, O LORD,
that I may live according to Your truth!
Grant me purity of heart,
that I may honor You.
With all my heart I will praise You,
O Lord my God.
I will give glory to Your name forever,
     for Your love for me is very great.
You have rescued me from the
depths of death (Sheol)!"
Psalm 86:11-13 

 

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 Tuesday, 30, 2020

 

"In the beginning God created the heavens
and the earth."
Genesis 1:1

 

"In the beginning was the Word,
and the Word was with God,
and the Word was God.
He was in the beginning with God.
All things were made through Him,
and without Him nothing was made
that was made.
In Him was life, and the life
was the light of men."
John 1:1-4

 

"He is the image of the invisible God,
the firstborn over all creation.
For by Him all things were created
that are in heaven and that are on earth,
visible and invisible,
whether thrones or dominions or
principalities or powers.
All things were created through Him
and for Him.
And He is before all things, and
in Him all things consist.
And He is the head of the body,
the church, who is the beginning,
the firstborn from the dead, that in
all things He may have the preeminence.
For it pleased the Father that in Him
all the fullness should dwell,
  and by Him to reconcile all things
to Himself, by Him, whether things
on earth or things in heaven,
having made peace through
the blood of His cross."
Colossians 1:15-20
 

  So .... who is Jesus?   

 

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 Monday, June 29, 2020

 

"But as it is written, 'Eye hath not seen,
nor ear heard, neither have entered into
the heart of man, the things which God
hath prepared for them that love him.'
     But God hath revealed them unto us
by His Spirit; for the Spirit searches
all things, yea, the deep things of God."
1 Corinthians 2:9-10
 
  "So Good"

 

So good to be back in church today
And to see brothers and sisters
since we 've all been away

 

    So good to hear God's words of life
Amid all the protests, sickness and strife
 
    So good to partake communion,
          in remembrance of Him
'Jesus the Christ' who died for our sins
 
   So good to know that He always is there
No matter the trouble, sorrow or care

 

   So good to see that joy like this
Will someday, be everyday,
in heavenly bliss
 
  So good to say, "Praise be to His name"
In the hope that the world would
all do the same
 
   'So good that God is so good'
 
 - Anonymous, June 28, 2020
(to God be the glory!)   

 

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 Friday, June 26, 2020

 

"Also He spoke this parable to some
who trusted in themselves that they were
righteous, and despised others:
'Two men went up to the temple to pray,
one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector.
The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with
himself, 'God, I thank You that I am not
like other men --- extortioners, unjust,
adulterers, or even as this tax collector.
'I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all
that I possess.'
And the tax collector, standing afar off,
     would not so much as raise his eyes to
heaven, but beat his breast, saying,
'God be merciful to me a sinner!'
I tell you, this man went down to his
house justified rather than the other;
for everyone who exalts himself
will be abased,
and he who humbles himself will
be exalted.' "
Luke 18:9-14
         
Until we truly get humble before God,
our nation will not change for the good.
It starts with me and you.
America's hope is revival and
spiritual awakening.         

 

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 Thursday, June 25, 2020

 

"Now it came to pass, when the time had
come for Him to be received up, that He
steadfastly set His face to go to Jerusalem,
and sent messengers before His face.
And as they went, they entered a village
of the Samaritans, to prepare for Him.
But they did not receive Him, because
His face was set for the journey to
Jerusalem.
And when His disciples James and John
saw this, they said, 'Lord, do You want
us to command fire to come down from
heaven and consume them, just as
Elijah did?'
But He turned and rebuked them, and
said, 'You do not know what manner
of spirit you are of. For the Son of Man
did not come to destroy men's lives
but to save them.' And they went to
another village."
Luke 9:51-56
 

 What spirit are we of?

Do we know the Spirit of Christ?

As Christians, followers of Jesus,

we need to be careful before

jumping on board with these

groups rioting.

Do we truly know their intentions?

We need more leaders like

U. S. Senator Tim Scott of

South Carolina who said what

America needs is revival and

quoted 2 Chronicles 7:14, as well

as several other scripture passages.

 

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 Wednesday, June 24, 2020

 

"I will lift up my eyes to the hills ---
from whence comes my help?
My help comes from the LORD,
Who made heaven and earth."
Psalm 121:1-2

 

"Unto You I lift up my eyes,
O You who dwell in the heavens."
Psalm 123:1

 

Who do we really turn to for help and hope?

  

 

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 Tuesday, June 23, 2020

 

"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
the Father of mercies and God of all comfort,
who comforts us in all our tribulation,
that we may be able to comfort those who
are in any trouble, with the comfort with which
we ourselves are comforted by God.
For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us,

so our consolation (comfort) also abounds

through Christ."
2 Corinthians 1:3-5
         
 We really do need one another, to be there
for one another as the Lord is always
there with us and for us.
 
  "For I consider that the sufferings of this
present time are not worthy to be compared
with the glory which shall be revealed in us."
Romans 8:18     

 

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Friday, June 19, 2020

 

"There is therefore now no condemnation

to them which are in Christ Jesus,

who walk not after the flesh,

but after the Spirit.

For the law of the Spirit of life in

Christ Jesus has made me free

from the law of sin and death.

For what the law could not do,

in that it was weak through the flesh,

God sending His own Son in

the likeness of sinful flesh,

and for sin, condemned sin

in the flesh:

that the righteousness of the law

might be fulfilled in us, who walk

not after the flesh, but after the Spirit."

Romans 8:1-4      

 

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 Wednesday, June 17, 2020

 

"For they themselves declare concerning

us what manner of entry we had to you,

and how you turned to God from idols to

serve the living and true God,

and to wait for His Son from heaven,

whom He raised from the dead, even Jesus

who delivers us from the wrath to come."

        1 Thessalonians 1:9-10

 

 

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 Tuesday, June 16, 2020

 

"For our gospel did not come to you

in word only, but also in power,

and in the Holy Spirit

and in much assurance,

as you know what kind of men we

were among you for your sake.

And you became followers of us

and of the Lord,

having received the word in much

affliction, with joy of the Holy Spirit,

so that you became examples to all

in Macedonia and Achaia who believe.

For from you the word of the Lord

has sounded forth, not only in Macedonia

and Achaia, but also in every place.

Your faith toward God has gone out,

so that we do not need to say anything."

1 Thessalonians 1:5-8 

 

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 Monday, June 15, 2020

 

"Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy,

to the church of the Thessalonians

in God the Father

and the Lord Jesus Christ:

Grace to you and peace from God

our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

We give thanks to God always for

you all, making mention of you in

our prayers,

remembering without ceasing

your work of faith,

labor of love,

and patience of hope

in our Lord Jesus Christ

in the sight of our God and Father,

knowing, beloved brethren,

your election by God."

1 Thessalonians 1:1-4          

 

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 Sat., June 13, 2020

 

"Trust in the LORD with all thine heart;

and lean not unto thine own

understanding.

In all thy ways acknowledge Him,

and He shall direct thy paths."

Proverbs 3:5-6      

 

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 Friday, June 12, 2020

 

"Let not your heart be troubled;

you believe in God,

believe also in Me."

John 14:1    

 

 "Peace I leave with you,

My peace I give to you;

not as the world gives

do I give to you.

Let not your heart be troubled,

neither let it be afraid."

John 14:27

 

    "Be anxious for nothing,

but in everything by prayer

and supplication, with thanksgiving,

let your requests be made known

to God;

and the peace of God,

which surpasses all understanding,

will guard your hearts and minds

through Christ Jesus."

Philippians 4:6-7            

 

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 Thursday, June 11, 2020

 

"The earth is the LORD's,

and all its fullness,

the world

and those who dwell therein."

Psalm 24:1

 

" 'To whom then will you liken Me,

or to whom shall I be equal?'

says the Holy One.

Lift up your eyes on high,

and see who has created these things,

who brings out their host by number;

He calls them all by name,

by the greatness of His might

and the strength of His power;

not one is missing."

Isaiah 40:25-26

 

    This is my Father's world,

And to my list'ning ears

All nature sings, and round me rings

The music of the spheres.

This is my Father's world,

I rest me in the thought

Of rocks and trees, of skies and seas

--- His hand the wonders wrought.

 

This is my Father's world,

O let me ne'er forget

That though the wrong seems oft so strong,

God is the Ruler yet.

This is my Father's world,

The battle is not done;

Jesus, who died, shall be satisfied,

And earth and heav'n be one. 

 

[Words by Maltbie D. Babcock,1858 - 1901]

 

  

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 Wednesday, June 10, 2020

 

 

2 Chronicles 7:12-14 

      (The LORD God speaking to Solomon after dedication

of the first temple in Jerusalem.)

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            “Then the LORD appeared to Solomon by night

and said to him: ‘I have heard your prayer,

and have chosen this place for Myself

as a house of sacrifice.

            When I shut up heaven and there is no rain,

or command the locusts to devour the land,

or send pestilence among My people,

            If My people who are called by My name

will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face,

and turn from their wicked ways, then I will

hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin

and heal their land.’ “

 

            Uganda moved from the infamous and

ruthless dictator, Idi Amin, in the 1970’s

to a nation embracing the Lordship of Jesus Christ

on New Year’s Eve 1999, under President Museveni.

            How? God’s response to prayer.

            “Forgiveness and reconciliation are the answer to a nation’s woes.”

-         President Museveni of Uganda, early 1990’s

 

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 Tuesday, June 9, 2020

 

The hard call to Kingdom living
in the words of Jesus Christ Himself:

 

 "You have heard that it was said,

'An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.'

But I tell you not to resist an evil person.

But whoever slaps you on your right

cheek, turn the other to him also.

If anyone wants to sue you and take

away your tunic, let him have your

cloak also.

And whoever compels you to go

one mile, go with him two.

Give to him who asks you, and

from him who wants to borrow from

you do not turn away.

You have heard that it was said,

'You shall love your neighbor and

hate your enemy.' 

But I say to you, love your enemies,

bless those who curse you,

do good to those who hate you,

and pray for those who spitefully

use you and persecute you,

that you may be sons of your

Father in heaven; for He makes

His sun rise on the evil and on

the good, and sends rain on the

just and on the unjust.

For if you love those who love you,

what reward have you?

Do not even the tax collectors do

the same?

And if you greet your brethren only,

what do you do more than others?

Do not even the tax collectors do so?

Therefore you shall be

perfect (Greek = complete), just as your

Father in heaven is perfect."

 

Matthew 5:38-48   

         

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 Monday, June 8, 2020

 

"Finally, brethren, whatever things are true,

whatever things are noble,

whatever things are just,

whatever things are pure,

whatever things are lovely,

whatever things are of good report,

if there is any virtue

and if there is anything praiseworthy

--- meditate on these things."

Philippians 4:8

 

"The stone which the builders rejected

has become the chief cornerstone.

This was the LORD's doing;

it is marvelous in our eyes.

This is the day the LORD has made;

we will rejoice and be glad in it."

Psalm 118:22-24 

 

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 Saturday, June 6, 2020

A scripture for all the graduates!
  

 "O LORD, You have searched me

and known me.

You know my sitting down and

my rising up;

You understand my thought afar off.

You comprehend my path and

my lying down,

and are acquainted with all

my ways.

For there is not a word on

my tongue, but behold, O LORD,

You know it altogether.

.... I will praise You, for I am

fearfully and wonderfully made;

Marvelous are Your works,

and that my soul knows

very well."

Psalm 139:1-4, 14

            

 

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 Friday, June 5, 2020

 

"The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me,

because the LORD has anointed Me

to preach good tidings to the poor;

He has sent Me to heal the

brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty

to the captives, and the opening

of the prison to those who

are bound;

to proclaim the acceptable year

of the LORD, and the day of

vengeance of our God; to comfort

all who mourn, to console those

who mourn in Zion,

to give them beauty for ashes,

the oil of joy for mourning,

the garment of praise for the 

spirit of heaviness;

that they may be called trees

of righteousness,

the planting of the LORD,

that He may be glorified."

Isaiah 61:1-3

 

"Jesus is the sweetest name I know,

And He's just the same

as His lovely name,

And that's the reason why I love Him so;

Oh, Jesus is the sweetest name I know."

 

   - Lela B. Long    

 

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 Thursday, June 4, 2020

 

 "A new commandment I give to you,

that you love one another;

as I have loved you,

that you also love one another.

By this all will know that you

are My disciples,

if you have love for one another."

John 13:34-35

 

    "Owe no one anything except to

love one another,

for he who loves another

has fulfilled the law.

......Love does no harm to a

neighbor; threrfore love is

the fulfillment of the law."

    Romans 13:8, 10

 

 "And now abide faith, hope, love,

these three; but the greatest of

these is love."

1 Corinthians 13:13

   

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 Wednesday, June 3, 2020

 

"And this I pray, that your love may

abound still more and more in

knowledge and all discernment,

  that you may approve the things

that are excellent, that you may

be sincere and without offense

till the day of Christ, being filled

with the fruits of righteousness

which are by Jesus Christ, to the

glory and praise of God."

Philippians 1:9-11

 

"We Will Stand"

    You're my brother, you're my sister,

so take me by the hand.

Together we will work until He comes.

There's no foe that can defeat us

when we're walking side by side;

As long as there is love,

we will stand."

 

[Words by Russ & Tori Taff, copyright 1983 by Word Music,
used by permission CCLI # 845305 ]

 

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 Tuesday, June 2, 2020

 

"Repay no one evil for evil.

Have regard for good things

in the sight of all men.

If it is possible, as much

as depends on you,

live peaceably with all men.

..... Do not be overcome by evil,

but overcome evil with good."

Romans 12:17-18, 21  

 

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 Monday, June 1, 2020

 

"Behold, how good and how pleasant

it is for brethren to dwell together

in unity!

It is like the precious oil upon the head,

running down on the beard,

the beard of Aaron,

running down on the edge of

his garments.

It is like the dew of Hermon,

descending upon the mountains

of Zion;

for there the LORD commanded

the blessing --- life evermore."

Psalm 133:1-3

 

    "Blessed are the merciful,

for they shall obtain mercy.

Blessed are the pure in heart,

  for they shall see God.

Blessed are the peacemakers,

 for they shall be called sons of God."

Matthew 5:7-9

 

"Let your light so shine before men,

that they may see your good works

and glorify your Father in heaven."

Matthew 5:16     

 

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 Sat., May 30, 2020

 

 "With what shall I come before the LORD,

and bow myself before the High God?

Shall I come before Him with burnt

offerings, with calves a year old?

Will the LORD be pleased with

thousands of rams,

ten thousand rivers of oil?

Shall I give my firstborn for my

transgression,

the fruit of my body for the sin

of my soul?

He has shown you, O man, what

is good;

and what does the LORD require

of you

but to do justly,

to love mercy,

and to walk humbly

with your God?"

Micah 6:6-8

 

 This is the life Jesus Christ

calls us to live in Him:

- to do justly

- to love mercy

- to walk humbly with our God   

We can not do it without Jesus!

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 Friday, May 29, 2020

 

"First, I thank my God through Jesus

Christ for you all, that your faith is

spoken of throughout the whole world.

For God is my witness, whom I serve

with my spirit in the gospel of His Son,

that without ceasing I make mention

of you always in my prayers,

making request if, by some means,

now at last I may find a way in the

will of God to come to you.

For I long to see you, that I may

impart to you some spiritual gift,

so that you may be established ---

that is, that I may be encouraged

together with you by the mutual

faith both of you and me."

Romans 1:8-12

 

"In Christ There Is No East or West"

by John Oxenham (1852 - 1941)

 

In Christ there is no East or West,

In Him no South or North;

But one great fellowship of love

Throughout the whole wide earth.

 

In Him shall true hearts ev'rywhere

Their high communion find;

His service is the golden cord

Close binding all mankind.

 

Join hands then, children of the faith,

Whate'er your race may be;

Who serves my Father as a child

Is surely kin to me.

 

In Christ now meet both East and West,

In Him meet South and North;

All Christly souls are one in Him

Throughout the whole wide earth.

           

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 Thursday, May 28, 2020

 

 

 "Some trust in chariots, and some

in horses; but we will remember

the name of the LORD our God."

Psalm 20:7

 

"Hallelujah, What a Savior!"

 

 "Man of sorrows!" what a name

For the Son of God who came

Ruined sinners to reclaim!

Hallelujah, what a Savior!

 

   Bearing shame and scoffing rude,

In my place condemned He stood,

Sealed my pardon with His blood;

Hallelujah, what a Savior!

 

    Guilty, vile and helpless we,

Spotless Lamb of God was He;

Full atonement! can it be?

Hallelujah, what a Savior!

 

    Lifted up was He to die,

"It is finished," was His cry;

Now in heav'n exalted high:

 Hallelujah, what a Savior!

 

 When He comes, our glorious King,

All His ransomed home to bring,

Then anew this song we'll sing:

Hallelujah, what a Savior!

 

   Words by Philip P. Bliss (1875)

    

 

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 Wednesday, May 27, 2020

 

The Psalms emphasize the point

that we are made to worship

the LORD:

 

"I will bless the LORD at all times;

  His praise shall continually be

in my mouth.

My soul shall make its boast

in the LORD;

the humble shall hear of it

and be glad.

Oh, magnify the LORD with me,

and let us exalt His name together."

Psalm 34:1-3

 

"Give unto the LORD the glory

due to His name;

worship the LORD

in the beauty of holiness."

Psalm 29:2 

 

  "Oh come, let us sing to

the LORD! Let us shout joyfully

to the Rock of our salvation."

Psalm 95:1

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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

 

"For this reason I bow my knees

to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,

from whom the whole family in heaven

and earth is named,

that He would grant you, according to

the riches of His glory, to be

strengthened with might through

His Spirit in the inner man,

that Christ may dwell in your hearts

through faith; that you, being rooted

and grounded in love,

may be able to comprehend with

all the saints what is the width and

length and depth and height --

to know the love of Christ

which passes knowledge; that

you may be filled with all the

fullness of God.

Now to Him who is able to do

exceedingly abundantly above all

that we ask or think, according to

the power that works in us,

to Him be glory in the church

by Christ Jesus to all generations,

forever and ever. Amen."

Ephesians 3:14-21 

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May 25, 2020 (Memorial Day)

 

"Then David lamented with this lamentation

over Saul and over Jonathan his son,

and he told them to teach the children

of Judah the Song of the Bow;

indeed it is written in the

Book of Jasher: 

'The beauty of Israel is slain on your

high places! How the mighty

have fallen!'  .... 

'From the blood of the slain,

from the fat of the mighty,

the bow of Jonathan did not turn back,

and the sword of Saul did not

return empty.' ...

   'How the mighty have fallen,

and the weapons of war perished!' "

2 Samuel 1:17-19, 22, 27  

 

"And what more shall I say? For the time

would fail me to tell of Gideon and Barak

and Samson and Jephthah, also of David

and Samuel and the prophets:

who through faith subdued kingdoms,

      worked righteousness, obtained promises,

stopped the mouths of lions, quenched the

violence of fire, escaped the edge of the

sword, out of weakness were made strong,

became valiant in battle, turned to flight the

armies of the aliens.  ...

They were stoned, they were sawn in two,

were tempted, were slain with the sword.

They wandered about in sheepskins

and goatskins, being destitute, afflicted,

tormented -- of whom the world was

not worthy."

Hebrews 11:32-34, 37-38 

 

 "Therefore, when Jesus saw her weeping,

and the Jews who came with her weeping,

He groaned in the spirit and was troubled.

And He said, 'Where have you laid him?'

They said to Him, 'Lord, come and see.'

Jesus wept.

Then the Jews said,

'See how He loved him!' " 

John 11:33-36

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 May 24, 2020:

 

"Therefore be imitators of God as dear children.

And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and

given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice

to God for a sweet-smelling aroma."

Ephesians 5:1-2 

 

"Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved,

put on tender mercies, kindness, humility,

meekness, longsuffering;

bearing with one another, and forgiving one

another, if anyone has a complaint against

another; even as Christ forgave you,

so you also must do.

But above all these things put on love,

which is the bond of perfection.

And let the peace of God rule in your

hearts, to which also you were called

in one body; and be thankful."

Colossians 3:12-15 

 

 "These things I have spoken to you

while being present with you.

But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom

the Father will send in My name, He will

teach you all things, and bring to your

remembrance all things that I said to you.

Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to

you; not as the world gives do I give to you.

Let not your heart be troubled, neither

let it be afraid."

John 14:25-27

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