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Word of the Day: Proverbs 21:3

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"To do righteousness and justice is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice."Proverbs 21:3 I desire to be pleasing to the Lord. I desire to be useful to Him! That desire comes from HIS work of salvation in me. He is the author and perfecter of my faith (Heb 12:2). I know I can never pay him back the debt that he covered for me. I just want to show him my love and thank...

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Word of the Day: Romans 2:6-8

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Intense fellowship. I guess that is the politically correct way to describe an interaction with my wife that involved my impatience and anger. I know that my relationship with the Lord is intimately linked to my relationship with Val. I am unable to come to the Lord in prayer without being at peace with Val (1 Peter 3:7). The Lord used this verse in a powerful way to rebuk...

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Word of the Day: Proverbs 16:23

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"The heart of the wise makes his speech judicious and adds persuasiveness to his lips."Proverbs 16:23 Today I set out for a big day. A 2nd meeting with a very significant customer for our family business. Someone who's size could triple our sales. As I knew I would be heading into corporate politics needing to persuade a multitude of people why our services are good for t...

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Word of the Day: Psalm 127:2-3

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"It is in vain that you rise up early and go late to rest, eating the bread of anxious toil; for he gives to his beloved sleep. Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward."Psalm 127:2-3 "Lord, cause me to fully understand and embrace this passage. I cannot build something unless you build it through me. Starting work earlier and staying ...

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Word of the Day: Deuteronomy 6:7

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"You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise."Deuteronomy 6:7 You shall teach them diligently... What a calling. I have so much growing to do. As I reflect on my life, I wonder, If someone followed me when I sit in my house, when I walk by the wa...

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Word of the Day: Luke 22:43

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"And there appeared to him an angel from heaven, strengthening him."Luke 22:43 How cool would it be to have an angel appear and strengthen me! Knowing that I was totally doing the Lords work, submitting to the Lords will and in desperate need of the Lord's strength. I have read this passage many times. Jesus, in the garden, pouring his heart out 3 times as we witness the ...

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Word of the Day: Luke 22:31-32

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"Simon, Simon, behold, Satan demanded to have you, that he might sift you like wheat, but I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned again, strengthen your brothers."Luke 22:31-32 To think that Satan continues to accuse me and demand to sift me like wheat... what a scary thought. To think that the Holy Spirit intercedes for me and prays f...

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Word of the Day: Luke 21:34

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"But watch yourselves lest your hearts be weighed down with dissipation and drunkenness and cares of this life, and that day come upon you suddenly like a trap."Luke 21:34 This life seems to carry a constant stream of things that can weigh me down and allow me to lose perspective. When I heard this verse from the Lord, what struck me was the 'cares of this life.' How ofte...

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Word of the Day: Luke 20:14

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"But when the tenants saw him, they said to themselves, 'This is the heir. Let us kill him, so that the inheritance may be ours.'"Luke 20:14 There are many things that the Lord struck me with this verse, but the overwhelming principal here that I am guilty of is 'so that the inheritance may be mine.' Every blessing of my life is inherited from the Lord. Where I live and g...

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Word of the Day: Luke 19:40

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"He answered, 'I tell you, if these were silent, the very stones would cry out'"Luke 19:40 The praise of God cannot be stopped. All of creation sings your praise, and you still desire praise from us. In every moment of every day there is opportunity to praise you. "Father, you turn the Kings heart like streams of water in your hand, you uphold the universe by the word of...

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Word of the Day: Psalms 106:13

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"But they soon forgot his works; they did not wait for his counsel."Psalms 106:13 How is it that I can forget the works of the Lord? When my circumstances seem pretty good, and when I think all the doors are open and I can handle it, then I move without waiting for His counsel. Just this week my mind was consumed with an idea that I could do. It was something that I thoug...

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Word of the Day: Proverbs 3:25-26

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"Do not be afraid of sudden terror or of the ruin of the wicked when it comes,for the Lord will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being caught."Proverbs 3:25-26 Do not be afraid... The most frequent command that Jesus gave his disciples. Why? What does that say about us as the creatures... that we are a fearful being. And even though the answer is so simple ...

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Word of the Day: Luke 18:38-40a

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"And he cried out 'Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!'And those who were in front rebuked him, telling him to be silent.But he cried out all the more, 'Son of David, have mercy on me!'And Jesus stopped and commanded him to be brought to him."Luke 18:38-40a There are so many times that I feel distant from the Lord. Times where I feel like I am on the side of the road a...

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Word of the Day: Psalm 103:5

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"Who Satisfies you with good so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's."Psalm 103:5 Often times I look to be satisfied with the good of my circumstances. I arrange my schedule, spend money, save money, engage with people, disengage with people all with a focus to orchestrate desirable circumstances... why? To provide comfort and security for myself. Often times, I ev...

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