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Patient Prayer

"With uplifted hands we trust His knowing over our unknowing."

Not many Christians want to be tested with Patient Prayer.  We know that patience is something that is hard for most; especially when we need it "right" now.  In fact, it seems we start to question;  "what we have done wrong that you Lord, have not answered our prayer."  Patience is really a virtue and more of it we need, but patience does not cure all the reasons we do not receive answers to our prayers.

Thoughts for Living

Additional Wisdom to live by......
 Someone has written these beautiful words. One must read and try to understand the deep meanings in them. They are like the Ten Commandments to follow in life all the time. 
1.   Prayer is not a "spare wheel" that you pull out when in trouble; it is a "steering wheel" that directs us in the right path throughout life.

2.   Do you know why a car's WINDSHIELD is so large & the rear view mirror is so small? Because our PAST is not as important as our FUTURE. So, look ahead and move on. 

3.   Friendship is like a BOOK. It takes few seconds to burn, but it takes years to write. 

4.  Allthings in life are temporary.  If going well enjoy it, they will not last forever. If going wrong don’t worry, they can't last long either. 

5.  Old friends are like Gold! New friends are Diamonds! If you get a Diamond, don't forget the Gold! Because to hold a Diamond, you always need a base of Gold! 

6.  Often when we lose h…

Christian Growth

In Second Peter Chapter 1; it seems that there had been a lot of teaching which appeared to be false and the people needed more Christian Growth.  Therefore, in these verses, Peter admonishes those who were believers to reach for more or higher knowledge of how to live more successfully and gave instructions on how to increase their Christian strength and growth in the Lord.

 "Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises:  that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

And besides this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; and to knowledge temperance; and to patience godliness; and to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity. 

For it these thing be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.


But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar…

Our Daily Bread -Thursday

"Let the words of my mouth, and the mediation of my heart, be acceptable unto the, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer."  Psalms 19: 14 (kjv)

If these were the first words out of my mouth each morning; I am sure my Christian walk would be more successful.  So many times I have great intentions of perfecting myself but seem to fail at something which seems really simple.  Like; keeping my mouth shut.  If I can't say anything that is edifying; I need to keep it shut.  If I can't keep from saying something that is not acceptable unto the Lord; I need to pray more...that I am sure.

 In the Psalms; I find so many scriptures which bless my soul and encourage me to live more fully in the Word.  In the above verse it seems clear to me that if the mediation of my heart is acceptable then what comes out of my mouth should be. Good intentions; right?  Yes, it means that I have a full time job; working on my heart so that what comes out of my mouth is acceptable in His sight.

In f…

The Hidden Man of the Heart

1Peter 3: 4  " But, let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price"


It seems unfair sometimes because people look at others critically or with judgment by what one does or does not do, what they say or do not say, or according to what they think should be. It seems they forget that Jesus looks at The Hidden Man of the Heart.  That does not mean that we should have bad communication or act indifferent toward another soul.  But God understands us, when no one else does. What this means is that we should be careful, how we act, what we say and how we look at other.

Jesus looks at the heart and that heart's relationship to Him. He know the communication that has been made to Him and He knows the very intent of the heart.  No, He does not make excuses for us if we trespass against what is right, and He sees us as we are, be it good or bad, and knows if we …

Our Daily Bread

"I sought the Lord, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears."  


"The poor man cried, and the Lord heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles." 


"The angel of the Lord encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them."  



"O taste and see that the Lord is good:  blessed is the man that trusteth in him."

"O fear the Lord, ye his saints:  for there is no want to them that fear him."

Psalms 34: 4,6 -9 (kjv)

Here we see that the Lord is not slack concerning his promises to hear those that are faithful and reach out to him. Yes we sometimes question why we are hurting or suffering and for what seems an eternity.  It is not His will for us to suffer or hurt, yet there are times that we must until; He says it is "enough."  When He is ready to deliver; He delivers and it is done with recourse.  That is what makes chills run down the spine, because when He says it; it is done.  The hurt subsides, life rushes ba…

When We Want to Run

All of us have times when we get down and do not believe in anything, not even ourselves and we want to just run, away from it all.  We can't seem to do anything right or get anything done.  We are just lost, without a cause and there is no hope for the weary.  We want to run, even when there is no place to run, we just want to get away from it all and what we think might be causing the problem.  So, what is wrong with this picture?

First of all, if we run, we do not leave ourselves behind.  We can run to the farthest most part of the earth, we will still be there We cannot get away from ourselves.   You knew that, didn't you?  So, then why do you want to run?  Instead of wanting to run....The Bible says..


"Stand in awe, and sin not: commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah. Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, and put your trust in the Lord."
Psalms 4:4,5


4) "Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice. 5) Let your moderation be k…

Faith

This post is dedicated to "Faith."  We have mentioned it in previous ones but the extent of how big a roll faith is in our life, we want to give it adequate attention.  We can be sure this post will not begin to tell us all there is to know about something so great as faith.  It is a necessity, it is without saying, and we should not be without it. Very often it is hard to focus on our faith or the meaning of it. 

The human being is often deceived. If we can't see it, we sometimes fail to believe it.  If it doesn't produce what we want, we become doubtful.  We have to grow in faith and understand how it works.  Faith is not to give us what we want, it is to allow us to have what we need. Faith can save the sick, faith can heal a broken heart, faith can give us hope, when there is none.  Faith must be a constant companion for all those who trust in Him.




Explanation of Faith:

"Faith is the substance of things hoped for; the evidence of things unseen."  Hebrew…

What God Promised Abraham

We sometimes live beneath what we are heirs to and why do we? We all get to the point of questioning the issues of life, and start thinking "why me?" We need to remember our blessings never go away and we should remember our walk with Him is something we must work on each day to live and act like a Christian.  We should stop drifting back to a state of disbelief.  Not an unbelief in Jesus Christ, no, but we need to be sure we do not forget the full blessings that we have been given with the promises God gave Abraham.


Let us renew our mind to that promise that God gave Abraham....

"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:


And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee:  and in thee shall all families of the earth be blesse…

Our Daily Bread

January 15, 2011

"This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it."

Psalms 118: 24 (kjv)

"We are sheep of His Pasture."

Today is a day you will never live again.  Let Him bless it for you, find Him in a quite corner and ask His blessing for a great day.  If you take a step toward Him, He will take two toward you. 

Let today be the day you rest, renew, revive, regain, and remember that not only today but every day, His will for you is peace, understanding and joy.

Until out next Daily Bread.....

Learning to Lean

How do we learn to lean on God?  I hope this provokes some ways from you readers.  I will give some of my thoughts and hopefully you will yours. 

Learning to Lean:

There are times that it is very difficult to let things go and cast our cares totally upon the Lord.  There are things which we fear the outcome of and even though we know He loves us; it is still difficult to just forget about it.  In our times of stress and wonder, we must totally surrender to our faith in Him and have the
Peace in the Midst of the Storm.

Psalms 55: 22- "Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee:  he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved."

Psalms 18: 2 - "The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower,  v 3:  I will call upon the Lord, who is worth to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies."

Psalms 9:10 - "And they that know thy name will p…

How to be Saved

First we ask a questions of you; if you are seeking an answers about How to be Saved. That question is this; "Do you believe in Jesus Christ; that He came as a baby, to the virgin Mary, lived and died on the cross; that we might have life?"



If the answer is yes from you;  then our explanation is quite simply.  God Has a Plan for You.  

 Acts 16: v 29,30, 31, Paul gave instructions to the prison keeper who was afraid when the prison doors were opened and the following message he received, when he inquired: 

"Then he called for a light, and sprang in, and came trembling and fell down before Paul and Silas, and brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved?  And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house."

This is Salvation Made Simple.....

This tells us it is not that hard to see being cleansed from our iniquity.  In another scripture it tells us that without "f a i t h" it is impossible to please Him.  Wh…

Our Daily Bread

January 14, 2011

"Curse not the king, no not in thy thought; and curse not the rich in thy bed-chamber; for a bird of the air shall carry the voice, and that which hath wings shall tell the matter." ECC:10:20 (KJV)

This probably needs no explanation; it behoves us to know that we keep our thoughts to ourselves and do not whisper things that are unbecoming to a Christian.  If we do we are spreading words of discord.

Christian Network -The Starting Point

There is always a "Start Point" to everything we endeavor to do and this is no different.  I have been writing and blogging for about 15 months now and voicing my thoughts, feelings, studies and opinions to anyone who cared to read.  I have worked steadily for these months, trying desperately to find more appreciation for my online writings.  Yes, I had nice words and compliments about my work but something seemed to be missing. I had not left God out; I had written some articles that expressed my faith in Him. It dawned on me while in a prayer to Him, that I needed to give a little bit more of my work to the man who died for me.  This is how this, the Christian Network- The Starting Point now begins.

I have written some articles about a Christian life and about the love of God.  One of my favorite is David, A Man After God's Own Heart.  There is not a greater book in the Bible than Psalms, where King David pours out his heart, repenting of his sins at one point again an…