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In case you haven't been told yet today. You are loved.

“Three words exist that you must hear from God today. NO matter what your circumstance, this trio of syllables breathes life, imbues hope, infused joy.

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God the Father - "Leaders must use their positions to please Me, not for self-gain, power or popularity"

Holy Love Ministry
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August 19, 2017

Once again, I (Maureen) see a Great Flame that I have come to know as the Heart of God the Father. 421 more words

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Day 15: A Short One With An iTunes University Recommendation

I worked today to supervise overtime for my office.

I recently downloaded some more lectures from iTunes University. I’ve listened to Ancient and modern church history. 91 more words

Musings

High Hopes!

“Next time you’re found, with your chin on the ground
There’s a lot to be learned, so look around
Just what makes that little old ant… 557 more words

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Lilka Raphael reblogged this on GOD, autism and me and commented:

“Next time you're found, with your chin on the ground There’s a lot to be learned, so look around Just what makes that little old ant Think he'll move that rubber tree plant Anyone knows an ant, can't Move a rubber tree plant” My hopes haven’t always been high. I’ve always been a “realist” even as I prayed to God for the miracles I sought. It is only in the past four or five years that I realized I wasn’t setting my “hopes” even remotely high enough. As I began to see how God was using my son Lan to not only show me what He could do and would do for me, God also taught me to get my hopes up! One small victory after another made me realize that I didn’t have to have the weight of the world on my shoulders. I somehow managed to let God be God and relax a little and truly trust God for the things I prayed for. It has been my general experience that God responds to my level of expectation. The things I dare hope and dream for He brings (slowly) to fruition if I hope hard enough and trust that He can and He will. Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.  And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope. Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us. Romans 5:1-5 NKJV  Hope does not disappoint. I would rather hope for the best and be proven wrong than wallow in misery faithless. Yes, there are things I will never understand. Yet, I cannot allow life’s disappointments to rob me of God’s peace when I choose to trust in Him. Lan is asserting his independence more and more. He has “high hopes” for his future. If I tell him something’s not going to happen he just gives me “the look” learned from big brother that basically says I hear you but I’m not listening to a thing you say. And that’s not always a bad thing. I believe my past failures to hope as high as God would have me to do stem from listening to people instead of listening to God. If we are so tuned in to the multitude of “nos” coming from the choir, we will never hear God’s whispered “yes.” Lan has confidence I never had at his age, partly because he had to work extremely hard to meet his goals. He learned far sooner than I ever did to tune out the “no.”  I’m grateful to have come to a point where I can persevere and hope for God’s best fully aware that His best isn’t always what I want. Hope does not disappoint. “But he's got high hopes, he's got high hopes He's got high apple pie, in the sky hopes So any time you’re gettin' low 'Stead of lettin' go Just remember that ant Oops there goes another rubber tree plant”   **Songwriters: J. VAN HEUSEN, S. CAHN  High Hopes lyrics © BARTON MUSIC CORPORATION

19 C.S. Lewis Quotes for When a Christ-Centered Life Is Too Obnoxiously Hard

I’ve known about C.S. Lewis since I was young. Growing up, my mom read us The Chronicles of Narnia before bed.

One of the most unique things about C.S. 2,212 more words

FAITH WALK

Worth Consideration

No five day weather forecasts…no GPS..no electric saws…no electricity….

What was known to this group of kindred spirits was that colonization of the Americas was underway. 231 more words

The Security Apparatus

Galatians: Gospels in Conflict, Children of Abraham and Heirs of Freedom part 8b

Heirs and Members of God’s Family

Galatians 4:1-7

Galatians 4:1 is a continuation of the thought started in Galatians 3:29 with the word heir linking to the two verses. 912 more words

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