Wednesday, September 18, 2019

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Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice. --Philippians 4:4
'The joy of salvation —what is it? 1]It is the joyous sense of deliverance, or of escape from impending doom (Ps 7:11-13). 2] It is the joyous sense of pardon, or conscious freedom from condemnation (Rom 8:1). 3] It is the joyous sense of hope, impelling, victorious, and assuring hope, with full and perfect anchorage (Heb. 6:19). 4] It is the joyous sense of peace, that peace which passeth all understanding, even the peace of standing in the grace of God (Rom 5:1-2). 5] It is the joyous sense of assurance, assurance which comes because believers know that they are God’s sheep and that they are held in the hands of the Father and of the Son (Jn 10:27-29).' (The Baptist Challenge)
'For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.' (Isaiah 65:17)


'Heaven is mentioned numerous times in the Bible. Here we shall enumerate at least seven facts about it which are clearly emphasized: It Is an Incentive to Prayer (John 1:12); It Is a Place for Our Treasures (Col. 3:2; Heb. 11:8–10); It Offers Reward for Service (I Pet. 1:7).; It Compensates Being Rejected (Luke 6:22- 23); It Comforts Departing Souls (I Thess. 4:13); It Is Companion to Our Blessed Hope (I Thess. 1:10); It Bids Good-bye to the House of Clay (II Cor. 5:1-2).' (William Ford)

 

 Be Thou my Vision, O Lord of my heart;
Naught be all else to me, save that Thou art
Thou my best Thought, by day or by night,
Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light.


Be Thou my Wisdom, and Thou my true Word;
I ever with Thee and Thou with me, Lord;
Thou my great Father, I Thy true son;
Thou in me dwelling, and I with Thee one.


Be Thou my battle Shield, Sword for the fight;
Be Thou my Dignity, Thou my Delight;
Thou my soul’s Shelter, Thou my high Tower:
Raise Thou me heavenward, O Power of my power.











HI I AM PATTY AM GLAD TO MEET AND PRAY WITH EVERYONE...!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

When we think of “exiles” we often are reminded of the Israelites who were exiled many times in biblical history.  Or, we may think of the thousands in Sudan who are being exiled for their faith along with Christians in Syria, Egypt, and many other places around the globe right now. While our forefathers may have been exiled for their faith from Great Britain at the founding of our nation, in the U.S. today we do not usually think of ourselves as having been exiled from one land to another. Yet in a sense, until we are with the Lord in our heavenly home Christians are all exiles in some foreign land. Are you in exile for God?

“Out of the same mouth proceed blessing and cursing.  My brethren, these things ought not to be so.”  James 3:10

        This  month St. Patrick’s Day, Good Friday and Easter fall together this year, my mind started thinking about these two words, lucky and blessed.  Searching various translations of the Bible, I could only find the word luck or lucky in the Amplified translation in Leviticus 19:25, “You shall not eat anything with the blood; neither shall you use magic, omens, or witchcraft [or predict events by horoscope or signs and lucky days]. Also, in Esther 3:7 and 9:24 referencing “lucky days” and Haman’s plot against the Jewish people during the time Esther was Queen.  The conclusion is that the child of God does not live life depending on luck.

         How many times do we use the work luck or lucky when we really mean to use bless or blessed?  We know each day and our future do not depend on luck.   As believers we understand that we are blessed to be under the God’s care and are not just living a random life.  We should not attribute it to luck, but see the blessing of God’s love providing for our every need.