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Gary Lee

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  1. Primacy of the Promises

    God is light. His promises are true. His promises cause/enable me to 'want to'. The promises you quoted Yowm, are the substance of my faith in my hope, my Savior. Then, I have within my heart, hidden this word, to accomplish His will. I depend/live upon God's promises, the energy, the enthusiasm, to obey. My faith comes by hearing these words, His words, His promises.............. Eph_6:16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
  2. Worthy has changed a lot in ten years ...

    Seems many here express a desire to leave if things continue to get worse. I sympathize, to a point. Many here at Worthy I have noticed, no longer belong to a 'traditional' church/body of believers anymore, having made known their dislike/distrust, or inability to attend. As believers, we are all part of the body, with a very distinct function to play in the body. At some point, we have to make a stand. Instead of leaving, we should DO something, as led by the spirit we are praying to for direction, and wisdom, and discernment. The battle is spiritual, and as soldiers for Christ, we need to use our spiritual weapons of warfare. Prayer is warfare! I believe the ladies silver hair platoon of prayer warriors can be the most effective in any body, praying for those in leadership to be clothed in God's armor. Why cannot this be a lesson from God for us to grow, and allow God's promises to enlarge our faith in Him. God is light..........
  3. talking to someone in a coma

    Our family was living in the Philippines back in nineteen fifty seven when my thirteen year old brother was hit in the head with a baseball and was in a coma. This was Clark AFB military hospital, and usually my mom went every day to check up on him and stay the day. He was totally paralyzed. This went on for some time, and she noticed every time she came to visit, my brother had a red rash. When she ask the Doctors and nurses about it, they realized that he always got the rash only when my mom visited. Though completely paralyzed, he recognized her voice, and became exited, and was blushing, thus the rash. They realized he had his mental faculties, and was mentally alert. He lived thirty four more years before the Lord took Him home.
  4. Toys R Us is Closing

    Maybe a few generations futher.........
  5. Reasons to forgive

    The understatement of the millennia..............
  6. Reasons to forgive

    Though I now try to be a courteous driver, I still have teenage blood when I get behind the wheel. I have never put bumper stickers on my truck, Christian or otherwise. I did see one I would display, though. It said simply, 'FORGIVEN'
  7. Reasons to forgive

    That's debatable...but we won't go into that competitive rant. LOL If I knew everything about you that you know about you, I wouldn't listen to what you have to say. But.... If you knew everything about me that I know about me, You wouldn't listen to me, either! Fortunately, it's no longer "I", but.................. J.Vernon
  8. Inside-Outside

    Gal_2:20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
  9. Inside-Outside

    His death on the cross created a door. "Knock and it shall be opened" Life comes in through the opened door. I knocked. I asked Him IN. Light came IN. God is Light.....
  10. 1 Corinthians 11:15 (long haired women)

    Until I got involved in this thread, I never thought about it, unless the man had very long hair and was a pastor. The long/short issue is not an issue in our society much anymore. I think their countenance tells more than their hair length. After Butero brought up the old law, it has caused me to consider, some. I do believe God is so much concerned about our heart, and mind, as compared to our outward appearance. I know I am.
  11. Tithing

    2 Corinthians 9:7 Each one must give as he has decided in his heart Giving; money, help, time, prayer, is really not about the receiver of the gift as much as the one giving. Seeing the results of giving to a need changes the heart, increases joy to have participated, and stimulates the awareness of other needs. God's ability to perform a blessing for someone is not dependent upon my helping Him. But He does desire us to be one, aware of others needs, a family, not a business. Giving beyond what you 'think' you can afford, puts faith in action, and a watching for God's hand in your life. God's promises are true, if you only try them. One cool thing I have discovered over the years of trusting God.............. You can't out give HIM!
  12. ~~~Favorite quotes~~~

    It's the little things....................
  13. Christians and financial planning formulas My wife and I were moved to take our savings and, not trusting the financial systems available, invested in our children. Totally, Got out, stayed out, of debt! My family uses the old cookie jar principal (upgraded to the envelope system). Put the earned money in the jar, remove it when needed. When we put in more than we remove, we save. If no money in jar, eat beans and bread. System works. God supplies all our needs. And much more. 1Co_3:7 So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase. 2Co 9:6 But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully. 2 Corinthians 9:7 Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. You can't out give God! And that's a fact, Jack! (The best return on good investments are usually not financial)
  14. Imputation -the Antidote

    'We no longer 'do' in order to get' but rather we 'do' because we have' And Amen! So simple, yet so misunderstood! (We have, because He did!) Anyone that has, WANTS to do. (Believing in the DOER) Anyone that did to have, HAS to do. (Believing the doing)
  15. Freaks me out too. Figure I got a lot of miles on the brain and the wiring is getting rusty. But I've learned to just chuckle about it, and not take myself so seriously anymore. God is in control, and prayer changes things. One thing I found out that works for me. Work is the best narcotic! Something that makes me really sweat. (Dig a ditch, then cover it up) Gets out the toxins. Or some small job that takes all my consecration, while I work. Gets my mind on the task, and I'll forget about my over active brain. As far as the sinful thoughts and language, I just confess them immediately to God, remembering His word that "if we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive them, and, cleanse us from all unrighteousness" I have learned to not get into "morbid introspection". I confess a sin and move on. Below is a favorite verse. (Gets out the toxic/false thinking) Php 4:8,9 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.