In Training

The sign on the conveyor belt read “Cashier in Training” to invoke customers‘ patience.  Could this be applied for any of our walks of life? 🙂

“I taught Ephraim also to go, taking them by their arms; but they knew not that I healed them. I drew them with cords of a man, with bands of love: and I was to them as they that take off the yoke on their jaws, and I laid meat unto them.”                                            Hosea 11:3-4 (KJV).

“The student is not above the teacher, but everyone who is fully trained will be like their teacher.”                          says Jesus in Luke 6:40 (NIV).

“Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:13-14 (KJV).

 

 

2 Cents

Our 2 cents worth, may not be worth much.

But the widow’s mite…was everything.

Beware of the scribes…which devour widows’ houses, and for a shew make long prayers: the same shall receive greater damnation.

“And He looked up, and saw the rich men casting their gifts into the treasury.  And He saw also a certain poor widow casting in thither two mites.  And He said, Of a truth I say unto you, that this poor widow hath cast in more than they all: for all these have of their abundance cast in unto the offerings of God but she of her penuary hath cast in all the living that she had.”                                                                                Luke 20:46-21:4 (KJV).

 

Highest Compliment

They say imitation is the highest form of flattery.

“Imitate me, just as I also imitate Christ.

“Now I praise you, brethren, that you remember me in all things and keep the traditions just as I delivered them to you. But I want you to know that the head of every man is Christ, the head of woman is man, and the head of Christ is God.” 1 Corinthians 11:1-3 (NKJV).

“Therefore if there is any encouragement in Christ, if there is any consolation of love, if there is any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and compassion, make my joy complete by being of the same mind, maintaining the same love, united in spirit, intent on one purpose. Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.

“Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus, who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men. Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. For this reason also, God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”               Philippians 2:1-11 (NKJV).

Power in The Blood

“There’s power in the blood of Jesus,” a friend at church mentioned this song when her brother’s health was failing.  Knowing how many people he brought to Jesus, she said though he may die prematurely, he served the Lord.

 1 Peter 1:18-19 (KJV), “Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers;

But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:”

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Resurrection Sunday Sacrifice

“Whoever guards his mouth and tongue Keeps his soul from trouble.” Proverbs 21:23 (NKJV).

What are you sacrificing this season until Resurrection Sunday? I’d like to sacrificing being right!  We don’t celebrate lent per se but want to be in fellowship with the Lord Jesus for His suffering for us.

Now it was about the sixth hour, and there was darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour. Then the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was torn in two. And when Jesus had cried out with a loud voice, He said, ‘Father, into Your hands I commit My spirit. Having  said this, He breathed His last.” Luke 23:44-46 (NKJV).

 

Challenge to Worship the Father

God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” Jesus says in John 4:24 (NKJV).

Dated January 2012, Carol’s testimony and challenge to Worship

I first visited Catch the Fire in Virginia Beach, Virginia February 2012, where God healed me of arthritis.  This testimony was recorded shortly before the conference.  A new start a new level in God’s presence!

Wake Up Call

James 1:1-3 (NIV), “James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes scattered among the nations: Greetings.

“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds,  because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.”

Jesus says, Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faith. These you ought to have done, without leaving the others undone.” Matthew 23:23 (NKJV).

Psalm 51:4, says, “Against You only have I sinned”

Verse 6, “You desire truth in the inward parts.”

James 1:11 (NIV), “For the sun rises with scorching heat and withers the plant; its blossom falls and its beauty is destroyed. In the same way, the rich will fade away even while they go about their business.”

Psalm 119:71 (NKJV), “It is good for me that I have been afflicted,
That I may learn Your statutes.

O Lord?  May we never be ashamed, but come to You with our hearts wide open, turning away from our sin and knowing Your love.

Song Bird

“Caring is very important to the Lord,” a friend said.

My husband fills the bird feeder regularly and today began putting some seed under the deck for the Chickadees.  Suddenly, 3 Mourning Doves came under the deck and under the feeder.  Perhaps for future mating?

Heard “Songbird” in my spirit several times that day while remembering how lovingly he does call & care for me.

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Matthew 6:26 (NKJV), “Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?” said Jesus

God Possible!

“For with God nothing shall be impossible.” The angel Gabriel assures Mary, Jesus’s mom in Luke 1:37 (KJV).

“But Jesus looked at them and said to them, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”” in Matthew 19:23 (NKJV).

“And they went out and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them and confirming the word through the accompanying signs. Amen.” Mark 16:20 (NKJV).

“If God is for us, who can be against us?” Romans 8:31.

“Love never fails” 1 Corinthians 13:8.

Luke 24:

25-27, “And certain of those who were with us went to the tomb and found it just as the women had said; but Him they did not see.”

“Then He said to them, O foolish ones, and slow of heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken!’ And beginning at Moses and all the Prophets, He expounded to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning Himself.

46-47: “Then He said to them, Thus it is written, and thus it was necessary for the Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead the third day, and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.'”

Does anyone else see these Bible verses and say what was I so worried about?