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Convinced

June 9, 2013 — Leave a comment

th (20)“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 8:38-39, NIV)  If that isn’t Love~Debra   th (22)

 

 

 

 

Specialist

January 25, 2013 — Leave a comment

 

th (1)For a couple of months now I’ve been having some trouble with my ears; significant pain and drainage!

 

I’ve been to the doctor; an ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat) Specialist and he says…. he sees nothingREALLY!!  He’s a Specialist for crying out loud!th (5)

 

Don’t you hate it when someone doesn’t listen to you?  I sure do; especially when it’s my doctor.  I know that he’s the one with the medical degree but I trust him to listen to what I’m telling him and act on it!

I say all that to say this. Who are you putting your trust in?  I’m praying it’s not in possessions, money or people.  When trials come; what can they do for you?

th (7)Put your trust in God, and believe that H will do exactly what He says He will do.  There may be some pain involved but the end result is deeper, fuller relationship with Him. After all He is theTrue Specialist! ~Debra
Proverbs 3:5-6, NKJV. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.”th (6)

 

 

Strong and Courageous

January 9, 2013 — Leave a comment

Courage doesn’t always roar.  Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says…I’ll try again tomorrow.” ~Mary Ann Radmacher.

God’s word is full of people that showed great courage.  Here are some words to live by as you face those everyday challenges.  

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous.  Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1:9, NIV)

“Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.” (Psalms 27:14, NIV)

“When I am afraid, I will trust in you, In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I will not be afraid.  What can mortal man do to me?” (Psalms 56:3-4, NIV)

“Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the Lord.”  (Psalms 31:24, NIV)

“I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty.  I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.  I can do everything through him who give me strength.” (Philippians 4:12-13, NIV)

“For I am the Lord, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.” (Isaiah 41:13, NIV)   

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace.  In this world you will have trouble. But take heart!  I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33, NIV)

“For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.”  (2 Timothy 1:7, NIV)

    ~Deb

Believe

December 17, 2012 — Leave a comment

Have you read the book or watched the movie The Polar Express, by Chris Van Allsburg?  It tells the story of a young boy who’s near the age where he doesn’t believe in Santa Claus.

On Christmas Eve he is awakened by a train that has pulled up in his front yard.  The conductor steps out and tells him to get aboard.  He gets on the train to find other pajama clad children questioning just like him.   

The train stops in a magical city which turns out to be the North Pole.  Santa appears and hands out gifts.  The little boy receives and silver bell from Santa’s reindeer harness. One catch…he has to believe in order to hear the bell.   Santa takes off on his rounds and the children load back up on the train for their trip home.  The boy reaches in his pocket for his bell realizing it has fallen through a hole in his coat pocket.

He wakes Christmas morn with all the packages under the tree but his eye catches a small box.  Inside is the bell and a note from Santa telling him to fix the hole in his pocket. 

The last line of the book reads…“At one time, most of my friends could hear the bell, but as years passed, it fell silent for all of them.”

You must believe for the spirit to work!

Scripture tell us “And we also thank God continually because, when you received the word of God, which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men, but as it actually is, the word of God, which is at work in you who believe.” (I Thessalonians 2:13, NIV)

Hmmm, you have to believe before the word of God can be at work in you.  Maybe you are a non believer and don’t understand the ways of God or maybe you are like Santa’s friends and believed at one time but His voice has been silent.

Believe in the Spirit today! ~Deb