No Shame

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Are you ashamed of your faith?

Don’t get offended, it’s a very simple question.  Are you ashamed of your faith?  I pose this question right from the start so everyone knows what they are in for with today’s entry.  Most of my entries have practical application or encouragement attached to them.  Today’s might not feel that way.

2 Timothy 1:3-11

Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me His prisoner, but share with me in the sufferings for the gospel according to the power of God, who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began, 10 but has now been revealed by the appearing of our Savior Jesus Christ, who has abolished death and brought life…

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Always Love

The UnDiscovered Adventures

I’m not perfect, don’t you mind
I’m not a winner, don’t go blind
I work hard and try my best
I do that and God does the rest
I think, write and draw
I am human not made of straw
I have soul and heart
I didn’t get the head start
They are angry, they never chill
They should start now or they never will
They criticise and continually speak
But they do not know, I’m not weak
I know life can be hard and it is short
Knock walls down and go build a fort
Just stand freely and let them see you cry
If they don’t want you. bid them goodbye
Cross the road, change paths and run
You can choose to be free and just have fun
If they can’t accept you for who you are
Ignore them, walk away, they will never get far
Just remember…

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Encourage One Another

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If you are a strong Christian, you are to encourage the weak Christian. You’re not here to please yourself. The church does not exist to make you happy.

Sometimes committees and choirs might be looking for a time to meet, and the conversation may go something like this: “Well, let me see if we can do it this time. No, that’s when I bowl.” Or “How about this time?” “No, that is when I have to pick up my children from ball practice.”

Well, if the time that’s going to be best for you is not going to be the best time for everybody else, then you need to give up the time that’s best for you. That’s what he’s saying. You don’t please yourself. You don’t put yourself number one. We need to get our eyes on the glory of God and begin to love and serve one another.

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You Can’t Drive a Parked Car

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Establish my steps and direct them by [means of] Your word.…
—Psalm 119:133
People often ask, “How do I know what God wants me to do with my life?” Some spend many years being totally immobile because they are waiting to hear a voice from heaven telling them what to do. My best advice to anyone in this position is to simply do something. Do what you think God might be calling you to do and if you make a mistake, He will help you correct it. Don’t spend your life so afraid of making a mistake that you never try to obey what you believe God has spoken to you.
I like to say, you can’t drive a parked car. You need to be moving if you want God to show you which way to go. He has no need to say to you, “Turn left” if you are…

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Faith In God

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by Hazel Straub

Faith (believing, trusting loyalty), in God, through Christ, makes one secure, as you rely on God. He is our Good Shepherd, who leads and guides us. He is our refuge and strength. We seek his direction, listen, obey and follow him, even if we don’t know where we are going. Faith requires humbling ourselves and trusting God because we are weak.

The opposite of faith is pride. We follow our desires, without asking for and following his guidance. Pride puts self at the center and relys on performance, not God. When things do not go our way, we throw a pity party, wallowing in negativity, while feeling sorry for ourselves. Pride usurps the place of God, in our life.

Daddy God, I trust and have faith in you. Not my will but your will, in my life. I humble myself, come to you through your son, Jesus…

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Salvation is Now

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For He says: “In an acceptable time I have heard you, and in the day of salvation I have helped you.” Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.  (2 Cor 6:2, emphasis added)

As I understand it, this verse is the Lord’s way of encouraging us to have an active, expectant faith for whatever our need may be.  The type of faith this verse encourages is one that says, “Today is the day of salvation!  Hurrah! God has answered me today.  Praise the Lord Most High.”

This verse imparts a wonderful sense of hope and the expectation of the fulfillment of God’s promises—the sort of any-moment-now excitement of receiving a wonderful gift and blessing any moment.  This is a result of a clear understanding of how much God loves each one of us, and how He greatly He loves to answer our prayers, help us, and to meet our needs.

The Lord…

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You are Bought with a Price

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Hey Everyone!

“What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.”

‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭6:19-20‬ ‭KJV

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Christ was born of a virgin, lived a simple life, and payed the ultimate sacrifice for our sins. he gave his life and rose again to atone our sins.

I know I have read this passage before at various points, and sat through Sunday School lessons and devotionals taught on this passage. But it wasn’t until reading it again yesterday evening, that it’s meaning really settled on my heart.
Because God created us, and sent his son to pay the ultimate price for us and our spiritual freedom that we belong to him, who…

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God Makes Whole the Broken

I was broken beyond repair, Flaws were everywhere in me. People look at me in disgust, Ridicule they filled the air around me. Who would want such horrid person, Such filth belongs in the junk heap. So here I stood with the garbage, In the refuse I made my abode. But then the Lord came … Continue reading God Makes Whole the Broken

So I worry a lot…

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We all have different marks on the worry scale. While how little some people worry is in itself worrying (pun intended), some others worry like they studied the art of worrying till university level.

I remember once being worried at the thought that I would not get enough sleep and that in itself kept me awake (insert smiley face here).

Worrying is one of many responses to current or imminent situations. Mostly unfavourable situations.

While the two extremes of the worry scale are concerning the ‘worriers’ seem to be the group with the least health benefits.

While I do not profess to have the solution to worrying neither have I overcome the monster called worry, I have learnt some simple and obvious truths over the years.

99% of the things I worry about never happen.

We both know this, then why do we still worry? The answer is simple! Some of…

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