Dear God…

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Dear God . . .

 

For the massacre of millions of people and injuring of millions more…

Forgive us.

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For the legalized butchery of millions of unborn babies in America and around the world…

Forgive us.

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For teaching and legalizing the untruths of sexual immorality…

Forgive us.

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For the destruction of millions of lives, seduced and held captive by the power of drugs and alcohol…

Forgive us.

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For the breakdown of the family unit once held together by a common thread called love…

Forgive us.

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From the vicious slayings of innocent children by sadistic perverted persons…

Comfort us.

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For the abominations perpetrated upon the innocents of this world by “holy” ones…

Forgive us.

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`For the broken hearted who have lost their focus on the Healer of Broken Hearts, Jesus…

Comfort them.

.

For the millions of people addicted to immoral and violent forms of entertainment…

Forgive us.

.

For the thousands of our military troops drawing a “line in the sand” for peace…

Protect them.

.

For the millions of frail elderly folks lying and dying in sliding-door facilities as ancient and neglected as they…

Comfort them.

.

For the millions of caring, compassionate volunteers reporting for duty

Praise your name.

.

For the millions of parishioners mislead by pulpit wolves in sheep’s clothing

Enlighten them.

.

For the shepherds standing in pulpits, presenting the gospel with dirty hands…

Forgive them.

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For America, our beloved country, that is quickly deteriorating before our eyes…

Save us.

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For America, who has exported such vile and immoral commodities to the world…

Forgive us.

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For the World’s millions upon millions upon millions of starving and ignored people…

Relieve them.

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For the World’s incessant cry for more and more killing weapons…

Forgive us.

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For strength and determination to thwart the power of those who seek merely to kill for killing’s sake…

Oh God, help us.

 

Plant our feet in your sands of love and goodness…

Speak to our hearts.

 

Open our hands to bless those in need…

Open our ears to your voice.

 

Open our eyes to your holy thoughts…

Open our minds to see you.

 

Come, Lord Jesus, come quickly!

‘Ere we shall forever be undone!

 

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(Please read this Scripture. Perhaps we may see that what is going on in our little world today is nothing new. Yet…neither is God.)

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Amos 4:1 Hear this word, you cows of Bashan, who are on the mountain of Samaria, Who oppress the poor, who crush the needy, who say to your husbands, “Bring wine, let us drink!”

2 The Lord GOD has sworn by His holiness: “Behold, the days shall come upon you when He will take you away with fishhooks, and your posterity with fishhooks.

3 You will go out through broken walls, each one straight ahead of her, and you will be cast into Harmon,” Says the LORD.

4 Come to Bethel and transgress, At Gilgal multiply transgression; Bring your sacrifices every morning, your tithes every three days.

5 Offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving with leaven, Proclaim and announce the freewill offerings; for this you love, You children of Israel!” Says the Lord GOD.

6 Also I gave you cleanness of teeth in all your cities. And lack of bread in all your places; yet you have not returned to Me,” Says the LORD.

7 I also withheld rain from you, When there were still three months to the harvest. I made it rain on one city; I withheld rain from another city. One part was rained upon, and where it did not rain the part withered.

8 So two or three cities wandered to another city to drink water, but they were not satisfied; yet you have not returned to Me,” Says the LORD.

9 I blasted you with blight and mildew. When your gardens increased, your vineyards, your fig trees, and your olive trees, the locust devoured them; yet you have not returned to Me,” Says the LORD.

10 I sent among you a plague after the manner of Egypt; your young men I killed with a sword, along with your captive horses; I made the stench of your camps come up into your nostrils; yet you have not returned to Me,” says the LORD.

11 I overthrew some of you, As God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah, and you were like a firebrand plucked from the burning; yet you have not returned to Me,” Says the LORD.

12 Therefore thus will I do to you, O Israel; because I will do this to you, prepare to meet your God, O Israel!”

13 For behold, He who forms mountains, and creates the wind, who declares to man what his thought is, and makes the morning darkness, who treads the high places of the earth — The LORD God of hosts is His name.

Hear ye

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Do you hear him?

Do you feel him?

Do you know him?

Do you love him?

 

No matter who you are

No matter where you live

No matter what you’ve done

No matter what you look like

 

Jesus Christ is calling you

Jesus Christ is seeking you

Jesus Christ is loving you

Jesus Christ is saving you.

 

He is the Son of God

He is the Messiah

He is the Redeemer

He is the Lord and King.

 

Answer his call

Open your heart

Repent of your sins

Receive his forgiveness.

 

Believe he died for your sins

Believe he is the Messiah

Believe he is the Son of God

Believe he is your Lord and King.

 

How about it?

Do you believe . . . in Him?

I’m praying that you do!

Amen

 

Are You Ready? Christmas Awaits!

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Are you ready for Christmas?  I guess that depends on what I mean by “Christmas.”

Is your shopping done?  Have you gotten all the gifts on your list?  If not, you’re not ready for Christmas.  It takes quite an organized person to bring this about.  You still have time to shop, select necessary items, make catalog purchases, order gifts online, and perhaps have time remaining to gift wrap, package, ship out, then take a deep breath of relief.  You’ve got it all in hand.  You’ve done your duty–to family and friends.

On the other handare you ready for Christmas?  Are you ready to celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ? 

No shopping list needed, no gifts to buy, no weeks of shopping ahead, no hurrying and scurrying here and there in a frantic rush amid the masses.  All you need is an open heart and a listening ear . . .Jesus is calling.

Do you hear the music?

Listen.  May your heart and spirit reverberate . . .

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O little town of Bethlehem, how still we see thee lie;

Above thy deep and dreamless sleep the silent stars go by.

Yet in thy dark streets shineth the everlasting Light;

The hopes and fears of all the years are met in thee tonight.

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For Christ is born of Mary and gathered all above,

While mortals sleep, the angels keep their watch of wondering love.

O morning stars together proclaim the Holy birth;

And praises sing to God the King, and peace to men on earth.

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How silently, how silently the wondrous gift is given!

So God imparts to human hearts the blessings of His heaven.

No ear may hear His coming, but in this world of sin,

Where meek souls will receive Him, still the dear Christ enters in.

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O holy Child of Bethlehem, descend to us, we pray;

Cast out our sin and enter in, be born in us today.

We hear the Christmas angels the great glad tidings tell;

O come to us, abide with us, our Lord Emmanuel.  Amen

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Father, we celebrate the birth of your Son, Jesus Christ…

Your Heavenly gift to us so long ago on that dark night in Bethlehem town.  No one heard His coming as Mary gave birth in a lowly manger.   The angels heralded the news to meek souls below, as they told us that a Savior was born, which was Christ our Lord.  As we sing praises and glory to you this Christmas day, we give thanks for this precious Child, our King.  Come into our hearts, abide with us, O Lord, be born in us today!  In His dear name we pray.  Amen.

Are you truly ready for Christmas?  May we join together and say a heartfelt amen to that.

AMEN! 

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Nothing new? Neither is God!

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Dear God…

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From the massacre of thousands and injuring of hundreds of thousands during the desolation of the World Trade Center in New York City…

Comfort us.

.

From the legalized butchery of millions of unborn babies in America and around the world…

Forgive us.

`.

For teaching and legalizing the lie of sexual immorality…

Forgive us.

.`

From the destruction of millions of lives, seduced and held captive by the power of drugs and alcohol…

Comfort us.

.

For the breakdown of the family unit once held together by a common thread called love…

Forgive us.

.`

From the vicious slayings of innocent children by sadistic perverted persons…

Comfort us.

.

For the abominations perpetrated upon the innocents of this world by “holy” ones…

Forgive them.

.

`For the broken hearted who have lost their focus on the Healer of Broken Hearts, Jesus…

Comfort them.

.

For the millions of people addicted to immoral and violent forms of entertainment…

Forgive us.

.

For the thousands of our military troops drawing a “line in the sand” for peace…

Protect them.

.

For the millions of frail elderly folks lying and dying in sliding-door facilities as ancient and neglected as they…

Comfort them.

.

For the millions of caring, compassionate volunteers reporting for duty

Praise your name.

.

For the millions of parishioners mislead by pulpit wolves in sheep’s clothing

Enlighten them.

.

For the shepherds standing in pulpits, presenting the gospel with dirty hands…

Forgive them.

.

For America, our beloved country, that is slowly deteriorating before our eyes…

Comfort us.

.

For America, who has exported such vile and immoral commodities to the world…

Forgive us.

.

For the World’s millions upon millions upon millions of starving and ignored people…

Comfort them.

.

For the world’s incessant cry for more and more abominable toys

Forgive us.

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Please read this Scripture. Perhaps we may see that what is going on in our little world today is nothing new. Yet…neither is God.

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Amos 4(NKJV)

Amos 4:1 Hear this word, you cows of Bashan, who [are] on the mountain of Samaria, Who oppress the poor, who crush the needy, who say to your husbands, “Bring [wine,] let us drink!”

2 The Lord GOD has sworn by His holiness: “Behold, the days shall come upon you when He will take you away with fishhooks, and your posterity with fishhooks.

3 You will go out [through] broken [walls,] each one straight ahead of her, and you will be cast into Harmon,” Says the LORD.

4 ” Come to Bethel and transgress, At Gilgal multiply transgression; Bring your sacrifices every morning, your tithes every three days.

5 Offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving with leaven, Proclaim [and] announce the freewill offerings; for this you love, [You] children of Israel!” Says the Lord GOD.

6 ” Also I gave you cleanness of teeth in all your cities. And lack of bread in all your places; yet you have not returned to Me,” Says the LORD.

7 “I also withheld rain from you, When [there were] still three months to the harvest. I made it rain on one city; I withheld rain from another city. One part was rained upon, and where it did not rain the part withered.

8 So two [or] three cities wandered to another city to drink water, but they were not satisfied; yet you have not returned to Me,” Says the LORD.

9 “I blasted you with blight and mildew. When your gardens increased, your vineyards, your fig trees, and your olive trees, the locust devoured [them;] yet you have not returned to Me,” Says the LORD.

10 “I sent among you a plague after the manner of Egypt; your young men I killed with a sword, along with your captive horses; I made the stench of your camps come up into your nostrils; yet you have not returned to Me,” says the LORD.

11 “I overthrew [some] of you, As God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah, and you were like a firebrand plucked from the burning; yet you have not returned to Me,” Says the LORD.

12 “Therefore thus will I do to you, O Israel; because I will do this to you, prepare to meet your God, O Israel!”

13 For behold, He who forms mountains, and creates the wind, who declares to man what his thought [is,] and makes the morning darkness, who treads the high places of the earth — The LORD God of hosts [is] His name.

~Shalom

Are You Marked?

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“Though lonely be thy path, fear not, for He

Who marks the sparrow fall is guarding thee.” 

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From dangers you crawl

Clutching your prayer shawl

Tremble you may

God still holds sway

Marking your soft place to fall.

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Winds may knock you down

Rains drench you and drown

Soaked like a sparrow

Sight becomes narrow

God marks you safe and sound.

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Peace shall forever reign

Turn frowns to joys again

Look upon His face

Fears shall displace

Your worries God shall restrain.

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Amen

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Haggai 2:4 “Yet now be strong, O Zerubbabel, saith the Lord; and be strong, O Joshua, son of Josedech, the high priest; and be strong, all ye people of the land, saith the Lord, and work…for I am with you, saith the Lord.” (KJV)
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“Be strong, all the people of the land, says the Lord.”

This is something we need to take personally. Write our own names here and REST in the Lord’s promise, “I am with you.”

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Are you lying in a bed of pain and woe? Do you groan because you no longer are able to drive yourself here and there? Do you need someone to help you get dressed in the morning and undressed at night?

“What is the sense?” you ask. Because the Lord says, “I am with YOU!”

You may be unable to do many things, but you can always sing and pray. And that, dear women, is your REST.

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When Samuel Rutherford lay in Aberdeen prison, Scotland, ages ago, he wrote at the top of his letters, “God’s Palace, Aberdeen.”

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When Madam Guyon was imprisoned in the castle at Vincennes, France, she said, “It seems as though I were a little bird whom the Lord has placed in a cage, and that I have nothing now to do but sing.”

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And prisons shall palaces prove, if Jesus abides with me there.
~from Mrs. Charles E. Cowman’s “Springs in the Valley”

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The past two years I have been at rest, thankfully in my own home and with family. A muscle disease has burdened me with pain, depression and many devastating side effects from the medication. All through this I have had this mighty ally, yet lost sight of Him off and on due to my missing the target of hope. Instead I focused on tomorrow, the next day, and the next day. And the day after that. I lost sight of my Lord. Many a time.

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Patience is a hard virtue to master; faith can be an elusive routine to secure

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“I’m learning, Lord!”

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