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    For such a time as this

    For if thou altogether holdest thy peace at this time, then shall there enlargement and deliverance arise to the Jews from another place; but thou and thy father’s house shall be destroyed: and who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this? Esther 4:14 If Esther chose to sit back and become passive to Gods call, God would have moved on to someone else. His purpose will always come to pass, but her life’s purpose would have passed her by. We must be careful not to become so complacent in our walk with God, that we cannot hear His voice when He calls us…

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    Sacrifice of Praise

    For by one offering he hath perfected forever them that are sanctified. Hebrews 10:14 An offering is a gift you present that is accepted or rejected. A sacrifice is something you surrender or give up for the sake of someone or something else. If you offer your neighbor a ride home, that is a gift. If you offer someone on the other side of town a ride home, that is a sacrifice – it’s costing you something. After the fall of man, sin offerings were required continually because man could not conquer sin by the law alone. Man needed a savior. Jesus sacrificed himself once for all mankind. Love is…

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    Knock Knock

    Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hears my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. Revelation 3:20 Now is the part where you say – who’s there? It’s annoying when you knock on a door and get no answer or speak to someone and get no response. It usually happens with those you love and can leave you feeling rejected. Jesus is knocking and is continually rejected. Sometimes after we invite Him in we fail to acknowledge His presence in our lives, or only allow him in some areas of our lives.…

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    Demolition Day

    Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ. 2 Corinthians 10:5 I love home improvement shows. The idea of seeing old abandoned homes get torn down and made like new. When we come to Jesus, or return to Him, He does the exact same thing. He takes away the destruction that sin caused and creates a new man; or restores us to our original design. Transformation can be a difficult process, but it is necessary. We must break down old thought patterns, old habits, and wrongful teachings. If the foundation is not…

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    Do you know what I know?

    Having eyes, see ye not? and having ears, hear ye not? and do ye not remember? Mark 8:18 Do you know what I know? Christmas wasn’t that long ago, and the carols have pretty well died off on the radio, but I am still humming a couple of them. The message of Christmas really is for every day, not just one. I  got stuck on one song in particular as I hummed away called “Do you hear what I hear.” It is a common song during Christmas. When listening to this song I hear a profound message in it. In a nutshell it says, do you know Him? During Jesus’…

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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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    Winds of Change – True North Strong and Free!

     Sometimes in the wind of change we find our true direction. – Unknown Strong winds occur during seasonal changes. When two different air masses collide, we get stormy conditions. Change can bring about a mixture of emotions. Most of us do not like change, but there are some that embrace each season as it comes. Change is necessary if we are to move forward in the direction God is calling us. The wind can seem harsh at times, but it has a purpose. We can let the wind take us every which way (Ephesians 4:14) or we can hold fast to what we know and stand firm in Jesus. In…

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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…

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    Sit still and be quiet!

    And, behold, thou shalt be dumb, and not able to speak, until the day that these things shall be performed, because thou believest not my words, which shall be fulfilled in their season. Luke 1:20 Sometimes in life our words get us into trouble. The bible says that death and life are in the tongue (Proverbs 18:21) Sometimes we can’t hear from God because we simply can’t stop talking. Our minds are always distracted by the chaos around us, even our inner talk. The story of Zachariah and Elisabeth is an interesting one. They both wanted a child; however, Elisabeth was barren. They were old and it seemed impossible. Little…