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    Nature and gardens, animals (have a cat), sightseeing when possible. Interested in Asian and Middle East missions.

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  1. Amen. It's sad when some Christians refuse to forgive...or perhaps they are Christians in name only. Some people, even unbelievers, forgive great wrongs done to them. Others hold on to some perceived, small wrong done to them and refuse to let it go. If we are Christians, we should forgive as Jesus taught us.
  2. Author: Warren Wiersbe Source: Prayer, Praise and Promises Scripture Reference Psalms 10:12-18 The Heart of the Problem Read Psalm 10:12-18 David cried out and said, "God, You've got to take care of the situation." For several years Saul had been pursuing him. At one point David compared himself to a flea that was being chased. Saul's problem was that he was listening to liars in his court. Those who wanted Saul's favor were saying, "David wants your crown. He wants your throne. David said this, and David did that." They lied about him, and he could do nothing about it. We have little control over the circumstances of life. We can't control the weather or the economy, and we can't control what other people say about or do to us. There is only one area where we have control--we can rule the kingdom inside. The heart of every problem is the problem in the heart. Once we get to that throne room inside us and let God take over, we don't have to worry about others. David prayed in verse 12, "Arise, O Lord! O God, lift up Your hand! Do not forget the humble." The word humble is a key word. What is humility? Is it thinking poorly of ourselves? No, humility is simply not thinking of ourselves at all. Humility means admitting that I cannot handle my problem by myself. God is going to have to handle it by working in me and through me and for me. But before God can work for me or through me He has to work in me. If you want to get on top of your circumstances, get beneath the feet of the Lord. Humble yourself, and He'll lift you up. We cannot control the circumstances of life, nor can we avoid them. But we can take a humble attitude toward God. He takes a special interest in us and will help us handle our circumstances. Have you examined the throne room inside lately? Are you willing to let God work in you and through you to accomplish His purposes? ____________________ This devotional is freely distributed by Back To The Bible.
  3. Author: Warren Wiersbe Source: Prayer, Praise and Promises Scripture Reference Romans 12:19 Psalms 9:13-16 In His Time Read Psalm 9:13-16 Have you ever looked at a beautiful rose and watched it slowly blossom day after day? Have you ever tried to help it open? If you try, you might kill it. God makes everything beautiful in His time. He causes everything to straighten out and line up according to His schedule. If you have a problem in your life with a person or a circumstance, rely on God to resolve it. "'Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,' says the Lord" (Rom. 12:19). One of the worst things we can do is to take judgment into our own hands. The psalmist tells us in these verses, "Let God be the judge, the jury and the prosecuting attorney. He knows more about this than you do." The psalmist assures us that, in His time, God will catch those who are doing wrong. The nations will fall into the pit they have made. Sinners who have laid nets in the pathway will get caught in those nets. "The wicked is snared in the work of his own hands"(v. 16). It encourages me to know that I don't have to devote my time or energy, even my inward concern, to wondering what's going to happen to all the evil in the world. God is going to take care of it. Of course, we as Christians should do our part to make this a better world. We are the salt of the earth; we are the light of the world. But we've been called to do something even more wonderful--to tell these wicked people that they don't have to go to hell. We have the privilege of witnessing to them and letting them know that they can be saved. Yes, let God be the Judge. Your job today is to be a witness. Has someone wronged you recently? Resist the urge to judge that person. Instead, pray that God might use you to reach the offender. ____________________ This devotional is freely distributed by Back To The Bible.
  4. Debp

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    Hi, a warm welcome to you! Enjoy the fellowship!
  5. Welcome Jack! Enjoy the fellowship! I like the NKJV. The Gospel of John is best to start with for new Christians.
  6. Hi, welcome! Hope you enjoy the fellowship!
  7. But the above qualities will lead to good works. Because the above qualities are something in us, a change in our hearts/lives.... something the Holy Spirit has wrought in us. Because we are now new creations in Christ, the works will naturally follow. Not in a legalistic way, but in our spirits.... reaching out to others with good works, with the love of Christ for others.
  8. Hope you can see the doctor soon, Becky.
  9. Agreeing in prayer for you and your family.
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