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God's Will And Our Responsibility

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"This is the confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests which we have asked from Him." 1 JOHN 5:14‭-‬15 NASB
These passages are in no way suggesting that because I "ask if God", that I will "get from God".
Verse 15 is submissive, dependent on verse 14, God's will. Also, verse 15 implies that whatever I ask, I'm responsible to ask according to His will and not my own.

Know Your Identity, Value, Purpose, and Responsibility.

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Satan:

Who in the hell do you think you are?

Saint:

I don't associate myself with hell, my association is with the Kingdom of God!

Satan:

Oh really?  I see a hypocrite, a sinner behind the door, a liar, one who covets your neighbor, has lustful thoughts, murderer, never satisfied, etc. My point? Don't decieve yourself! Fool!

Saint:

Well, if looking through your eyes, I might understand your argument. BUT!!! I don't!

My Father in heaven, the King, ruler over you warns me to not view myself through my own eyes; "Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, and shrewd in their own sight" Isaiah 5:21. 

I am free from your blame, attempting to shame me into guilt. My FREEDOM is a GIFT!J James1:16-17. A gift given because, regardless if the evidence you have against me, I believe!! I know because my freedom was purchased with Christ's sacrificial obedience.

You know, His death on the cross which you witnessed that broke the chains of bondage that you use to try to…

The Math of a Disciple of God

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Knowledge + Practice = Understanding
Prov. 2:1-5   + James 1:22 =   Ephesians 2:8-10

Going Home

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Well, its that place on my path that turns ever so much, that you and I will not see each other for a while. Our parting is bittersweet. When you think of me, just smile.
I’m looking forward to what is around the bend, a new life beginning, an old life comes to an end. Oh, don’t you worry about me, I will not be alone. Jesus is there waiting for me at the gate where  I’ll be given a crown of which I will lay down at His feet as I kneel before Him at the threshold of His throne.
This is the part of my journey I’ve read and heard about so many times. No longer will I wonder what the sight will  be, for soon I will gaze upon its glory and with my own eyes see, my Father in heaven with open arms, waiting for me.
So, I know you understand the subtle conflict within my heart,while temporary, it is sad to comprehend that we must part but without it, my new beginning would never start.
My request, stay on this path, keep up with it’s pace. Be submitted and surrendered to God. Read the map. Don’t …

Acting Out Your Faith

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“Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.”       John 15:13

The early concept of resuscitatng persons whom suffered sudden death was developed in 1740 by the Paris Academy of Sciences. Through its  recommendation of mouth to mouth breathing, the academy developed the practice to help resuscitate drowning victims. In 1767, the Society for the Recovery of Drowned Persons, became  the first organized effort by civic minded citizens in Amsterdam to respond to sudden death. This theory became so popular, that is spread throughout Europe. Hamburg Germany passed an ordiance in 1769 providing notices to be read in churches describing assistance for drowned, strangled, or frozen victims.  In 1891, Dr. Friedrich Maass performed the first documented chest compressions on a human. In 1956 doctors Peter Safar and James Elam developed mouth to mouth resuscitation. It was 1960 before cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) was developed. Since then CPR has been pro…

What is a Father?

F  riend.      -Relational


A  dvocate. -Fills the gap


T  eacher.    -Instills knowledge


H  helper.     -Actively helps


E   lder.         -Leader, encourager


R   eliable.    -Trustworthy, dependable

All your might!

"You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might."

Deuteronomy 6:5 NASB

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noun: might
great and impressive power or strength, especially of a nation, large organization, or natural force.

I finished reading Deuteronomy 6:5 when my thoughts focused on the words "shall" and "might", two powerful words.

"Shall" is an action word which is very assertive, authoritative. The word leaves no room for selfish opinion which can lead to disobedience. From the very beginning, Moses makes it clear that God instructs His people to love Him. Interesting that God chose three words which reflect the three main components of a person's  nomenclature. What one can imply, God's intention is to summon or call His creation to Him. For what? To love Him as He loves us.

The second word "might" is what first captured my attention. It is interesting that the me…