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VerseD: Jeremiah 17:7

“Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord And whose trust is the Lord .
Jeremiah 17:7, NASB

God gives us stuff, sure, but the one who trusts God learns to be content in all circumstances and regardless of what is (or is not) received.

My prayer for the church

Running The Race

Kinda channeling Ms. Clara from The War Room here

Father God,

I pray that you will raise up a church that will unceasingly call upon your name and only your name.

I pray you will raise up a church that loves you, and trusts you, and constantly seeks your will.

Raise us up, Lord!

Raise us up!

Lord, I pray you raise up a church that is overflowing with bold believers who are not ashamed of the full gospel!

That you raise up a church that rejects what itching ears want to hear and hungers for your truth.

That you raise up an army of believers, Lord, that hate to be lukewarm and hate to stand on the sidelines watching society decay around them.

Raise us up, Lord!

Raise us up!

I pray for unity among a church that puts you above petty denominational differences and loves you more than…

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VerseD: James 1:5

But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him.
James 1:5, NASB

One of the things God enjoys granting to people is wisdom. True wisdom leads to God and His righteousness as revealed in Christ.

VerseD: 1 John 5:14

This is the confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.
1 John 5:14, NASB

God may give us things we ask for out of selfish desire, but as we draw closer to Him we will find our desires matching up ever more with His. Then God will always grant us our requests, because we want the same thing.

Another Re-Birthday

On this day 19 years ago, at 6:46 PM CST, I bent my knee to Jesus as Lord and Savior. (If you do a search on this site for “birthday”, you will see the various explanations.)

I like to call it my Re-Birthday, as we call faith in Christ being born again. This comes from John 3 and 1 Peter 1.

Something that excites me this year is that my Re-Birthday falls on Wednesday, which means I get to teach the youth about our Lord today!

Also, it is my mother-in-law’s birthday, so join me in wishing her a happy and blessed day! If not for her, I would not have my wife!

God bless you, and remember that Jesus Christ is the reason we live and move and breathe and have meaning!

VerseD: Isaiah 55:6-7

Seek the Lord while He may be found; Call upon Him while He is near. Let the wicked forsake his way And the unrighteous man his thoughts; And let him return to the Lord , And He will have compassion on him, And to our God, For He will abundantly pardon.
Isaiah 55:6‭-‬7, NASB

Death is end of chances to seek God. He can be found during this life only. After death, He finds you, but not for salvation. Only His wrath remains.

Instead, turn to Him today, and forsake your selfish desires and thoughts to receive God’s compassion and grace.

VerseD: Matthew 5:6

“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.”
Matthew 5:6, NASB

The only way we shall truly find satisfaction in this life is by seeking the Lord and His righteousness with all our hearts, souls, and minds.