Go Out / See People

“Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.”                                  Hebrews 10:25

Talk to People, they are hungry for human connection. Love them. Let churches create online chats, meetings, prayers.  Gather in homes in small numbers and stay safe, using distancing methods.

Pastor Carter Conlin, Times Square Church:

 

 

 

 

 

Cracked Rib

“God took one of Adam’s ribs & made woman” (Genesis 2:21-22)

“Strength to your bones” Proverb 3:7-8

“Pleasant words…sweetness…health to bones” Prov 16:24

“The light of the eyes rejoices the heart, and good news refreshes the bones.” Prov 15:30

Breath deep: take deep breaths. If it hurts, see a doctor.

****See livestrong.com:

*strengthening foods: pineapple, yogurt, milk, cheese, black beans & spinach

Fathers

“For the Father Himself loves you, because you have loved Me, and have believed that I came forth from God.”                                                                     John 16:27

“As a father pities his children,
So the Lord pities those who fear Him.”       Psalm 103:13

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https://www.compellingtruth.org/fathers-Christian.html

Dear Lord Daddy, restore the men to be men, responsible, leaders, speaking life to their wives and children.  Make them the priests in their families of which You are the Head, in Jesus’ name, Amen.

 

Break the Fast

Sleepyheads, we were asleep all night, then wake up, prepare coffee or tea & breakfast – God willing. But were we fasting while we slept?

I will bless the Lord who has given me counsel; my heart also instructs me in the night seasons.”                                                                                         Psalm 16:7

“How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How great is the sum of them!

“If I should count them, they would be more in number than the sand; when I awake, I am still with You.”                                          Psalm 139:17-18

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Day unto day utters speech, and night unto night reveals knowledge.”     Psalm 19:2

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Some favorite breakfasts: roll with butter, yogurt & granola with cinnamon, nuts & honey, spinach & olive oil with eggs, oatmeal & honey…

“I Love You, I Love You, I Love You,”

said a woman I met at a friend’s church. This is God talking to you & me.

The Lord has appeared of old to me, saying:
“Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love;
Therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you.

Jeremiah 31:3

 We love Him because He first loved us.”                1 John 4:19

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. 17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.”

John 3:15

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O Lord, Will You Rend The Heavens?

Oh, that You would rend the heavens!
That You would come down!
That the mountains might shake at Your presence—”

Isaiah 64:1

Will You provide the Bibles for the thirsty souls requesting them?

  • The Study Bible like mine?
  • The KJV?
  • The one to fit in her purse?
  • The NKJV?
  • The large print one?
  • All?

How many people are hungry & thirsty for Your Word? To hold Your Book in their hands, to read whenever they can or need to?

Rain down, you heavens, from above,
And let the skies pour down righteousness;
Let the earth open, let them bring forth salvation,
And let righteousness spring up together.
I, the Lord, have created it.”

Isaiah 45:8

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Disappointment

“I delight to do Thy will, O my God: yea, Thy law is within my heart.” Psalm 40:8

  • Church plant failure? It took a lot of money and people’s resources, the Pastor said.
  • Business disaster?
  • Divorce?
  • Child loss? Hillary Scott’s song: ‘How is my pain part of Your plan?’

We’re not immune from these, but we get up again. Haven’t you all heard people say: I was following You, God, obeying You, then ‘the bottom drops out’?

Oswald Chambers, October 13, https://utmost.org/individual-discouragement-and-personal-growth/

“We may have the vision of God and a very clear understanding of what God wants, and yet when we start to do it, there comes to us something equivalent to Moses’ forty years in the wilderness.”

Expect A Miracle

Proverbs 23

Do not let your heart envy sinners,
But be zealous for the fear of the Lord all the day;
18 For surely there is a hereafter,
And your hope will not be cut off.”  verses 17-18

Buy the truth, and do not sell it, also wisdom and instruction and understanding.” verse 23

Every valley shall be filled and every mountain and hill brought low; the crooked places shall be made straight and the rough ways smooth; and all flesh shall see the salvation of God.’ ” Luke 3:5-6 (Isaiah 40:4 and 52:10)

And the angel answered and said to her, ‘The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God. 36 Now indeed, Elizabeth your relative has also conceived a son in her old age; and this is now the sixth month for her who was called barren. 37 For with God nothing will be impossible.’ ”     Luke 1:35-37

John 5

In these lay a great multitude of sick people, blind, lame, paralyzed, waiting for the moving of the water. For an angel went down at a certain time into the pool and stirred up the water; then whoever stepped in first, after the stirring of the water, was made well of whatever disease he had.” verses 3-4

Jesus said to him, ‘Rise, take up your bed and walk.’ And immediately the man was made well, took up his bed, and walked.  And that day was the Sabbath.”  verses 8-9

Painting By Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo

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Lone Seagull

Flying alone, miles and miles from any ocean. Is he lost?  Beautiful, white and lovely, doing what God created him for.

Hebrews 11:8, “By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to the place which he would receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going.”

“Be not afraid of their faces: for I am with thee to deliver thee, saith the Lord.” Jeremiah 1:8 (KJV)

Bumper sticker: “Not all who wander are lost”

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