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SPIRITUAL SUNDAY

HOPE

 

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Psalm 91

 

 1  You who sit down in the High God’s presence, spend the night in Shaddai’s shadow, 2  Say this: “God, you’re my refuge. I trust in you and I’m safe!” 3  That’s right – he rescues you from hidden traps, shields you from deadly hazards. 4  His huge outstretched arms protect you – under them you’re perfectly safe; his arms fend off all harm. 5  Fear nothing – not wild wolves in the night, not flying arrows in the day, 6  Not disease that prowls through the darkness, not disaster that erupts at high noon. 7  Even though others succumb all around, drop like flies right and left, no harm will even graze you. 8  You’ll stand untouched, watch it all from a distance, watch the wicked turn into corpses.

9  Yes, because God’s your refuge, the High God your very own home, 10  Evil can’t get close to you, harm can’t get through the door. 11  He ordered his angels to guard you wherever you go. 12  If you stumble, they’ll catch you; their job is to keep you from falling. 13  You’ll walk unharmed among lions and snakes, and kick young lions and serpents from the path. 14  “If you’ll hold on to me for dear life,” says God, “I’ll get you out of any trouble. I’ll give you the best of care if you’ll only get to know and trust me. 15  Call me and I’ll answer, be at your side in bad times; I’ll rescue you, then throw you a party. 16  I’ll give you a long life, give you a long drink of salvation!”

 

Believe

WEDNESDAY WISDOM

Change is The Bridge to Tomorrow

 

Seasons changes, companies change and you change.

Accept change. 

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Enjoy your GOD-given right to creatively pursue

and explore other opportunities. 

Permit GOD to walk you through the next chapter of success.

~Mike Murdock
“Behold I will do a new thing;
Now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it?
I will even make a way in the wilderness, and
rivers in the desert;”(Isaiah 43:19)

WEDNESDAY WISDOM, continues . . .

GOD through the eyes of a child

 

The following essay was written some years ago by Danny Dutton, 8 years old, who lives in Chula Vista, CA.  His assignment was to write about GOD.  It’s a little long, but so, so worth the read, a little at a time.

Continues from Wednesday. . .

Atheists are people who don’t believe in GOD.  I don’t think there are any in Chula Vista.  At least there aren’t any who come out church.

Jesus is GOD’s son, He used to do all the work, like walking on water and doing miracles and trying to teach people about GOD who didn’t want to learn.  They finally got tired of preaching to them and they crucified Him.  But He was good and kind and like Hid father and He told His father that they didn’t know what they were doing and to forgive them, and GOD said OK.  His father appreciated everything He had done and all His hard work on earth, so He did not have to go out on the road anymore.  He could stay in Heaven.  So He did.  And now He helps His father out by listening to prayers and seeing which things are important for GOD to take care and which ones he can take care of Himself without having to bother GOD.  Like a secretary, only more important of course.  You can pray anytime you want and they are sure to hear you because they’ve got it all worked out so one of them is on duty all the time.

You should always go to Sunday School because it makes GOD happy and if there’s anybody you want to make happy, it’s GOD.  Don’t skip Sunday School to do something you think will be more fun like going to the beach.  That is wrong and besides the sun doesn’t come out at the beach until noon anyway.  If you don’t believe in GOD, besides being an atheist, you will be very lonely, because your parents can’t go everywhere with you, like camp, but GOD can.  It’s good to know He’s around when you’re scared of the dark, and when you can’t swim very good and you get thrown into real deep water by the big kids.  But you shouldn’t just always think of what GOD can do for you.  I figure GOD put me here and He can take me back anytime He pleases.

And that’s why I believe in GOD.

…and YOU?

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY WISDOM

GOD through the eyes of a child

 

The following essay was written some years ago by Danny Dutton, 8 years old, who lives in Chula Vista, CA.  His assignment was to write about GOD.  It’s a little long, but so, so worth the read, a little at a time.

One of GOD’s main jobs is making people.  He makes these to put in place of the ones who die, so there will be enough people here on earth to take care of things.  He doesn’t make grownups.  Just babies.  I think because they are smaller and easier to make.  That’s so He doesn’t have to take up His valuable time teaching them to talk and walk.  He can just leave that up to mothers and fathers.  I think it works out pretty good.

GOD’s second most important job is listening to prayers.  An awful lot of this goes on, as some people, like preachers pray other times than bed time.  GOD doesn’t have time to listen to the radio or TV because of this.  As He hears everything, not only prayers, there must be a terrible lot of noise going on in His ears, unless He thought of a way to turn it off.

God sees everything and hears everything and is everywhere.  Which keeps Him pretty busy.  So you shouldn’t go wasting His time by going over your parent’s head and asking for something they already said you couldn’t have.

…to be continue.

 

WISDOM WEDNEDAY

PRAISES VS PETITIONS

The LORD often gets blamed when something goes wrong, but He seldom gets credit for all the things that go right.  Every day people get up, get dressed, drive to work or school or the store, and return home safely.  No one knows how many times the LORD has protected us from harm.  But when there is a tragedy, we ask, “Where was God?”

When I consider all the wonderful things that My LORD does silently on my behalf each day, I realize that my list of praises is much longer than my list of petitions.(Isa. 25)

 

 

 

IF . . .

If I Had My Life To Live Over

by

Erma Bombeck

I would have gone to bed when I was sick instead of pretending the earth would go into a holding pattern if I weren’t there for the day.

I would have burned the pink candle sculpted like a rose before it melted in storage.

I would have talked less and listened more.

I would have invited friends over to dinner even if the carpet was stained, or the sofa faded.

I would have eaten the popcorn in the ‘good’ living room and worried much less about the dirt when someone wanted to light a fire in the fireplace.

I would have taken the time to listen to my grandfather ramble about his youth.

I would have shared more of the responsibility carried by my husband.

I would never have insisted the car windows be rolled up on a summer day because my hair had just been teased and sprayed.

I would have sat on the lawn with my grass stains.

I would have cried and laughed less while watching television and more while watching life.

I would never have bought anything just because it was practical, wouldn’t show soil, or was guaranteed to last a lifetime.

Instead of wishing away nine months of pregnancy, I’d have cherished every moment and realized that the wonderment growing inside me was the only chance in life to assist God in a miracle.

When my kids kissed me impetuously, I would never have said, “Later.  Now go get washed up for dinner.”  There would have been more “I love you’s.”  More “I’m sorry’s.”

But mostly, given another shot at life, I would seize every minute . . . look at it and really see it . . .live it . . . and never give it back.

Stop sweating the small stuff.

Don’t worry about who doesn’t like you, who has more, or who’s doing what.

Instead, let’s cherish the relationships we have with those who do love us.

Let’s think about what GOD has blessed us with.  And what we doing each day to promote ourselves mentally, physically, emotionally.

My God meet all your needs!