Do You Like Yourself?

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“You are the temple of the Holy Spirit” 1 Corinthians 6:19

Do you treat yourself well? Would you speak with a friend similarly? Are you your own worst enemy?

My friend advises:

  • Be kind to yourself
  • Give yourself a big hug…from Jesus
  • Don’t listen to those peripheral people who are jealous. God created you for several reasons.

Another woman testifies:

  • I like myself straight, being able to make someone laugh, to encourage someone…without the drugs.

“With it we bless our God and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in the similitude of God.”   James 3:9

“Then God said, ‘Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.’”  Genesis 1:26

 

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Scared Sane

We have the mind of Christ (1 Corinthians 2:16).

Ever get the ‘sick sense’ the person you’re speaking with is not right in the head? Back away slowly.  Remember ‘Scared Straight,’ when criminals spoke to young men to direct them away from a life of crime? Remind your children who they are in Christ and not to be influenced by unbelievers and fools.

“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” 2 Timothy 2:1 (KJV)

Deceptive Food

“Do not desire his delicacies, for they are deceptive food.” Proverbs 23:3

“And at the end of ten days their features appeared better and fatter in flesh than all the young men who ate the portion of the king’s delicacies.”  Daniel 1:15

“For the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.” Romans 14:17

Thank God in prayer for every meal. Remove stress in your life.  May the Lord give you wisdom in eating healthy foods in peace and with good friends and family. Check with your doctor when changing your diet.

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Following the Lord Jesus

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“A man’s steps are of the Lord; how then can a man understand his own way?” Proverbs 20:24.

Do you ever hear the Lord through other people? And not directly from Him? A ministry couple finally received all the many hints that they were to lead a church again. They were totally satisfied serving Him in other ways and believed that’s what God wanted of them.

“For You, Lord, have made me glad through Your work; I will triumph in the works of Your hands.”               Psalm 92:4

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“Help is Coming Soon”

heard in my spirit a couple weeks ago.

“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, 

“Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.'”
Isaiah 41:10

“But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.” John 14:26

“Let not those who wait for You, O Lord God of hosts, be ashamed because of me; 

“Let not those who seek You be confounded because of me, O God of Israel.” Psalm 69:6

Cure for Depression

“Do the next thing,” Oswald Chambers, check out March 6: https://utmost.org/taking-the-next-step/

“…And the cares of this world, the deceitfulness of riches, and the desires for other things entering in choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.” Jesus in Mark 4:19

“Don’t be deceived, my beloved brethren”   James 1:16

  • Phone a friend
  • Buy the BIG chocolate bar
  • Take a walk
  • Sing
  • Kick in your endorphins
  • Get unstuck: Stuck in a moment – Bono
  • Breathe
  • Buy a dog or a cat

Two friends I spoke with yesterday, were saved from ending their own lives – Praise God! One said, “who will take care of my dogs?”  The other waited and talked to their mother, then exited a toxic relationship.

Ravi Zacharias says for people with lack of hope: “be there for them & let them know how valuable they are.” John 14:19, “Because I live, you will live also.” We need faith & reason, it’s impossible to live by sure reason alone.”

Ravi also says, don’t discount the medical advice.

Mercy & Truth

“O God, the proud have risen against me, and a mob of violent men have sought my life, and have not set You before them.

“But You, O Lord, are a God full of compassion, and gracious, longsuffering and abundant in mercy and truth.”                                                                 Psalm 86:14-15

“In mercy and truth atonement is provided for iniquity; and by the fear of the Lord one departs from evil.”                                                                         Proverbs 16:6

“…Neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faith…” Jesus in Matthew 23:23

 

His Footsteps

“Yes, the Lord will give what is good; and our land will yield its increase. Righteousness will go before Him, and shall make His footsteps our pathway.”            Psalm 85:12-13

“Follow Me” said Jesus in Matthew 4:19

“For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow His steps:”                 1 Peter 2:21

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