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    Point of Reference

    Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone. In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord. And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit. Ephesians 2:19-22 (NIV) According to Merriam Webster “Point of Reference” is a fixed point, or a place or thing, that is used to judge or understand something. I can remember numerous times in my own life where I questioned things. Where I was going, what…

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    The Silver Lining

    “Then put my personal silver cup at the top of the youngest brother’s sack, along with the money for his grain.” Genesis 44:2 Joseph was a righteous guy but also a sneaky one. In the story of Genesis 44:2 it would seem only natural that Joseph would want to get back at his brothers for what they did to him. I mean they had sold him for twenty pieces of silver into slavery, but only because Judah, full of mercy, did not want the other brothers to kill him. Little did his brothers know they were about to find out God’s perfect plan for Joseph, them, and what mercy and…

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    More than Conquerors

    What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us,who can be against us? 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 8:31  All of us have a calling and purpose in this life given by God. It can take us time to figure out just what it is that God wants us to do, but there is one thing I can tell you for sure: When you decide to move forward and do something for God, you are bound to face adversity; I can 100 % guarantee…

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    The Royal Wedding

    “Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her” Ephesians 5:25 With the Royal Wedding over with I am consistently going back and searching up YouTube for bits and pieces of what I may have missed. It was a long wedding! But a beautiful one, and one many were anxiously awaiting. I was so excited watching, as It reminds me of a fairy-tale, and for Meghan and Harry, I’m sure it was. I was obsessed with Meghan’s facial expressions and just trying to guess what she might be feeling at the moment. The smiles on their faces were absolutely contagious. The idea that a…

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    Seed of Life

    “Look after each other so that none of you fails to receive the grace of God. Watch out that no poisonous root of bitterness grows up to trouble you, corrupting many.” Hebrews 12:15 (NLT) I was working in the garden today. I was digging up these roots that seemed never ending. There is a plant coming up in multiple spots almost like tall blades of grass and the roots grow so deep that it’s hard to uproot them. I have to be sure to get all the way down so that it doesn’t come back up rearing it’s ugly head. I’ve been dealing with them for a couple of years…

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    Hello Me. Nice To Meet You.

    And David said unto Nathan, I have sinned against the LORD. And Nathan said unto David, The LORD also hath put away thy sin; thou shalt not die. 2 Samuel 12:13 David sinned against God in a pretty major way, yet God still loved him, and had a huge purpose for his life, and loved him regardless. Just because David sinned did not mean he didn’t have a good heart. He was referred to as a man after God’s own heart. But now thy kingdom shall not continue: the Lord hath sought him a man after his own heart, and the Lord hath commanded him to be captain over his people, because thou hast…

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    Life and Death

    “Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.” Proverbs 18:21 God says that the power of life and death is largely influenced by the words we speak. It has the power to change situations, to evoke faith, to put someone down or build someone up. When the Israelite’s were wandering through the desert for 40 years being tested, instead of entering the promised land, it was because of their constant muttering and complaining that stopped the blessing of God in it’s tracks. God provided all that they needed and more, yet the more they received the more they complained, instead…

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    State your case

    Isaac entreated the Lord on behalf of his wife, since she was sterile. The Lord heard his entreaty, and his wife Rebekah became pregnant. Genesis 25:21 When you visit the doctors office, usually the doctor will say. How can I help you? When you stand in front of a judge, and are asked to give an account for something, you have to speak up and defend your case. If you say nothing, that’s exactly what will happen – nothing. God knows what we want or need before we ever speak a single syllable. (Matthew 6:8) So why do we need to ask? When we ask, it puts us in a place of faith. This is…

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    In remembrance of Billy Graham

    I remember being a kid, and having Billy Graham on the television in his earlier days. My family was not a Christian family, at least not a devoted one. But something about Billy Graham attracted even the non-believer. His message was very distinct – The Gospel of Jesus Christ & His love and redeeming power. Billy Graham counselled many leaders of our day, and even bailed Martin Luther King Jr out of jail! He was a man of faith, a man of God, and just overall a widely respected man. Both Billy Graham and Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream, and they didn’t give up on their dreams. Both…