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  • Devotionals,  Uncategorized

    Ready, Set, Go!

     “Now the Lord had said unto Abram, get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee: And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing.” Genesis 12:1-2 When Abram received the call from God, he was not given many specific details on how God’s promises would come to pass, just that they would. He told him to, “Go!” We all hate change, and have trouble leaving our comfort zones, but it is necessary. “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a…

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    Hook, Line, and Sinker

    Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death. James 1:15 The expression “Hook, Line, and Sinker” was birthed in 1865. Literally it means the fish took not only the bait, but swallowed the hook, line, and sinker whole. If someone played a trick on you and you fell for it immediately, they might say you fell for it hook, line and sinker! Fish are sometimes smart and will test things out before biting. Others just impulsively go for whatever is dangled in front of them. They face a moment of decision; one that is a matter of life or death.…

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    The rock and the hard place – the “but” in the valley.

    And Saul and the men of Israel were gathered together, and pitched by the valley of Elah, and set the battle in array against the Philistines. And the Philistines stood on a mountain on the one side, and Israel stood on a mountain on the other side: and there was a valley between them. 1 Samuel 17:2-3 The saying, “I’m between a rock and a hard place,” is a place of two possibilities, neither of which seems acceptable. The place we are at seems like it is hard enough but getting to the place we want to be can seem harder. We know God is on both sides as He is everywhere, but when we…

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    This little light of mine

    In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:16 I didn’t grow up in a christian home. I celebrated Halloween like all the other kids, and thought nothing of it. All I knew is that I got to dress up and collect a bunch of candy! Seems innocent enough. I remember going by certain houses and they had their lights completely turned off. No decoration or sign of life; nothing. Everyone said they were Christians and they don’t believe in celebrating Halloween. We simply didn’t go to those houses because we didn’t feel invited,…

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    Cause and Effect

    The dictionary explains cause and effect this way: Cause and effect is a relationship between events or things, where one is the result of the other or others. This is a combination of action and reaction. Every make a volcano for a science experiment and watch as the baking soda and vinegar explode, or stick something metal in the microwave by mistake? Well, I have and certainly never did it again. I am always so curious about finding out how and why things are the way they are, and how everything works. The moon is pretty cool, it gives us light and is responsible for causing the tides to become high. I…

  • Devotionals,  Poetry

    Deep calls to deep

    Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of thy waterspouts: all thy waves and thy billows are gone over me. Yet the Lord will command his lovingkindness in the day time, and in the night his song shall be with me, and my prayer unto the God of my life. Psalm 42:7-8 God showed me a river in a vision. It was calm and still; glassy in appearance, mirroring the sun and sky so beautifully. The Lord said, “go deeper.” As I meditated on the river, I realized that although the top of the water seemed still and calm, there was much activity going on underneath the surface. How then, does the…

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    Point of reference

    Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints, and of the household of God; And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone. Ephesians 2:19-20 According to Merriam Webster “Point of Reference” is a fixed point, or a place or thing, that is used to judge or understand something. Wikipedia describes a cornerstone (foundation stone or setting stone) as the first stone set in the construction of a masonry foundation. It is important since all other stones will be set in reference to this stone, thus determining the position of the entire structure. The body of Christ, the church, is built upon…

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    More than Conquerors

    What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us,who can be against us? Romans 8:28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Romans 8:31  All of us have a calling and purpose in this life given by God. It can take us time to figure out just what it is that God wants us to do, but there is one thing I can tell you for sure: When you decide to move forward and do something for God, you are bound to face adversity; I can 100 % guarantee…