You Have To Forgive Yourself

The Lord spoke this to me while waiting for prayer at a service.  It hadn’t occurred to me yet, because I was focusing on forgiving the other person.

“Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice. And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.”

Ephesians 4:29-32 (NKJV)

“Love your neighbor as yourself,” says Jesus, Mark 12:31 

“Submitting to one another in the fear of God.” Ephesians 5:21

PRAY FOR THE CHILDREN — Jeanie Shepard Ministries

Prayer For Children Father, I come before You in the name of Jesus, with a fervent prayer request on behalf of all children. I pray that they will come to understand your love for them. I pray that they will learn to trust you with their hearts, and lean not on their own understanding. May […]

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Love Is The Rule

Song 8:6 (KJV), “Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as a seal upon thine arm: for love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals thereof are coals of fire, which hath a most vehement flame.”

There’s no rules to love people say.  Love is the rule of God though, through weakness or strength, anger of Peace.

“Love covers a multitude of sins.” Proverbs 10:12

Malachi 3:6 “For I am the Lord, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.”

“My ways are higher” Isaiah 55:9

“I’ll show you a more excellent way” 1 Corinthians 12:31

“It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not.  They are new every morning: great is Thy faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:22-23.

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Follow Your Heart

My son forsook his chemical engineering career so he could stay home with Mom & babies.  He receives excellent pay at his job that enables him to be home by 1 pm.

“Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He shall life you up.” James 4:10.

“As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.” 1 Peter 4:10.

“Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time.”  1 Peter 5:6.

“By humility and the fear of the Lord are riches, and honour, and life.”  Proverbs 22:4.

 

Pull ’em Out Of The Muck & Mire

“He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings. 

“He hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God; many shall see it, and fear, and trust in the Lord.” declares David in Psalm 40:2-3 (KJV).

“Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance.”                                      Jude 1:2 (KJV).

“And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.” Jude 1:23 (KJV).

“This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.” says Paul in 1 Timothy 1:15 (KJV).

“Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.”                  Paul states in Colossians 3:16 (NIV).

Dear Lord Father, forgive us for standing idly by and being afraid to admonish our brothers & sisters.  Put a new sonin their mouths as You give abundant grace & mercy to us poor sinners when we repent, in Jesus’ name.

 

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Jesus:

“Take heed that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you that in heaven their angels always see the face of My Father who is in heaven.

“For the Son of Man has come to save that which was lost.” Matthew 18:10-11 (NKJV).

Habakkuk 2:1, “I will stand my watch and set myself on the rampart, and watch to see what He will say to me, and what I will answer when I am corrected.” (NKJV).

Psalm 82:3-4, “Defend the poor and fatherless; do justice to the afflicted and needy.  Deliver the poor and needy; free them from the hand of the wicked.” (NKJV).

Ezekiel 22:30, “So I sought for a man among them who would make a wall, and stand in the gap before Me on behalf of the land, that I should not destroy it; but I found no one.” (NKJV).

Peter Learned To Read & Spell

Nursery rhyme goes:

Peter, Peter, pumpkin eater

Had a wife and couldn’t keep her

Peter learned to read & spell, then he kept her very well.

The more my new husband loves me the way our loving Father does, the better loved I feel!

The more our Christian friends pray for us, the more loved we are.

1 Thessalonians 4:17, “Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.”

2 Thessalonians 2:15-17, “Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle.  Now our Lord Jesus Christ Himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace, comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work.”

1 Peter 2:17, “Honour all men, Love the brotherhood.  Fear God.  Honour the king.”

Turn of Events

As I filled in to work on my day off, it was the first time at this home, God knew what I’d find.

Only You, Lord, knew what the “Love Bug” sticker on the mirror, the tiger pictures and the wall mural would mean to me.

You keep track of all my sorrows.
    You have collected all my tears in your bottle.
    You have recorded each one in your book.” Psalm 56:8 (NLT).

But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows.” Jesus says in Luke 12:7 (KJV).

“Declaring the end from the beginning,
And from ancient times things that are not yet done,
Saying,My counsel shall stand,
And I will do all My pleasure,‘” Isaiah 46:10 (NKJV).

Marriage

… is honorable among all, and the bed undefiled; but fornicators and adulterers God will judge.” Hebrews 13:4 (NKJV).

“But while he thought about these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take to you Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit.” Matthew 1:20.

“Then she said, “Sit still, my daughter, until you know how the matter will turn out; for the man will not rest until he has concluded the matter this day.” Naomi to Ruth in Ruth 3:18.

“Her husband is known in the gates,
When he sits among the elders of the land.” Proverbs 31:23.

Song (KJV)

8:6-7, “Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as a seal upon thine arm: for love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals thereof are coals of fire, which hath a most vehement flame.

Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it: if a man would give all the substance of his house for love, it would utterly be contemned.”

Verse 14, “Make haste, my beloved, and be thou like to a roe or to a young hart upon the mountains of spices.”

5:16, “His mouth is most sweet: yea, he is altogether lovely. This is my beloved, and this is my friend, O daughters of Jerusalem.”