Consider the Poor

Psalm 41:1 – 3  “Blessed is he who considers the poor; The Lord will deliver him in time of trouble. The Lord will preserve him and keep him alive, And he will be blessed on the earth; You will not deliver him to will of his enemies. The Lord will strengthen him on his bed of illness; You will…

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God Is For You!

Psalm 56: 9  When I cry out to You, Then my enemies will turn back; This I know, because God is for me. There is a plethora of information and knowledge available to us due in large part because of the internet.  Information is as close as a google search. The most important bit of information every…

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Don’t Run –  Stand

Psalm 11:1  In the Lord I put my trust; How can you say to my soul, “Flee as a bird to your mountain”? There are times when you want to simply run and hide as the challenges of life and the ministry opportunities they bring confront us. David seems to be having a conversation with himself.  Those…

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Keep Your Heart

Gal. 6:9  let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. With all the distractions in our society, we need to keep our hearts rather than losing our hearts.  Whether news from Washington, Wall Street, Ukraine, London, state capitals, across town or across…

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Distinguished

Psalm 4:3   But know that the Lord has set apart for Himself him who is godly;     The Lord will hear when I call to Him. Being “godly” has benefits, two of which the Psalmist reminds us of. One benefit of living “godly” is we become “distinguished” i.e. “set apart”.   It’s not that we distinguish ourselves, but the Lord…

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Speech That Builds Up

Eph. 4:29  NASB  Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification according to the need of the moment, so that it will give grace to those who hear. Many have prayed for the Lord to touch the hearts and lives of those who are high profile personalities. …

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His Works or His Ways

Psalm 103: 7 He made known His ways to Moses, His acts to the children of Israel. Beginning our journey of faith in the Kingdom we are often attracted, drawn to the acts or works of God; the signs, wonders, miraculous.  That is an ongoing personal passion that signs and wonders will follow the minister…

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A New Thing

Gen. 6:14 Make yourself an ark of gopherwood; make rooms in the ark, and cover it inside and outside with pitch. The account of Noah constructing an ark from blueprints given by God provides purposes for new things God asks of us and those He does as well. Noah built an ark, something new to…

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Fulfill All Your Purpose

Psalms 20: 4  May He grant you according to your heart’s desire, And fulfill all your purpose. You and I were born with and for purpose, divine purpose.  There is a reason for our existence that’s greater than we know.  However our purpose often blurred by circumstances and challenges that distract us with immediate at the…

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Abounding Love

Phil. 1:9  “this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment”. The Apostle Paul makes supplication that our love would “abound still more and more”.  Just when we feel the limits have been reached in loving, the Lord’s design is that love expands and extends beyond our…

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