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Prayer for Sarah…


Dear Christian friends of Sarah,

Let us all remember to pray for Sarah Palin this week as she approaches the
debate with Joe Biden this Thursday. She continues to take a
beating from the leftist media elites who would love to defame her good
character.

Lord, we ask you to bless Sarah as she stands in the fiery
furnace of this election.  May she know your presence and your peace in the
midst of the lion’s den. Fill her with wisdom and insight as she prepares to
debate thisThursday. Grant her the ability to confound the wicked and the
proud with both knowledge and wit. May she be strong in You, O Lord, and the
strength of your mighty power. May your power working through her disarm all
powers and principalities opposed to Your righteousness. Lord, grant
victory to your servant for Your greater glory.

In Jesus name we pray. AMEN!


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Marriage…Never leave your partner behind…


 

Welcome To FireproofTheMovie.com – In Theaters September 26, 2008

Welcome To FireproofTheMovie.com – In Theaters September 26, 2008.

 

Go see it!

Blessings!


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When seeking God…


We often encounter who He meant us to be…

And whether we recognize ourselves or not, we are seeing who we are in God’s eyes.

The question is…how do I get to the person God meant for me to be, the me He sees…from the muck at the bottom of this emotional well I have dug for my self, for my safety?

Back to a well loved scripture and promise…

The LORD will perfect that which concerns me;
         Your mercy, O LORD, endures forever;
         Do not forsake the works of Your hands.

Trust God to reveal what your next step will be. It is easier to walk with God when He is in the lead.


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“The drawing is done by the supernatural grace…


...to be like Jesus...

...to be like Jesus...

…of God.” ~ Oswald Chambers

 

We are chosen by God…we do not choose. If we are truly disciples of God we do not have the time to be “purposing” to be a disciple, we would simply be following.

“I have chosen you” is what God says about us. Chambers states in today’s devotional that it is something “we cannot get away from, we can only disobey this, but we cannot generate it”. Meaning we cannot do anything that would cause God to choose us over another.

” The drawing is done by the supernatural grace of God, and we can never trace [back] where His work begins.”

The supernatural Grace of God…Grace, the unmerited favor, gift of God.

There, by the Grace of God, go I.

Is anyone listening? Salvation and the love of the creator is by the Grace of God! He just Loves us!

Blessings All.


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“Never discard a conviction. If it is important enough for the Spirit of God to have brought it to your mind….


it is that thing He is detecting.” ~ Oswald Chambers, 1935

Matthew 16:24
Then Jesus said to his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.

We must deny ourselves to be a disciple of Christ Jesus.

We say we want to walk with God. To live a righteous life that is pleasing to God. Even those of us who have issues with the religion of the relationship with Christ, seek a approved life. Therefore we cannot “discard” a conviction.

As humans we have thoughts, that many of us believe are our own, what if they are not our own? As a Christian I firmly believe that these thoughts are not mine, but God speaking up within me that I need to check something. I know!

The conscience…what about that?

As a Christian I believe my conscience is the Holy Spirit, not my conscience thoughts. That feeling of “knowing” when the conscience rises up, when I was unsaved and did not know the Holy Spirit, intensified when I was brought to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.

Very similar it was now incredibly familiar. It must be like what a amnesiac feels when they recognize a loved one for the first time after the injury causing the loss of memory.

We must “deny ourselves”, in this verse meaning understand that this communication within our Spirit is not ourself, but a higher knowing that needs attention. Then we must shed that which has been revealed a problem.

“God is telling you of some tiny thing; but at the back of ir there lies the central citadel of obstinacy: I will not give up my right to myself – the thing God intends you to give up if ever you are going to be a disciple of Jesus Christ.” ~ Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest, 1935

It is preparation we need, these devotionals. The assistance we need to shed those things that we cling to in the world.

The still small voice, not quiet for us to ignor. Rather small and quiet to require our purposed attention to God’s guidance in our walk. Are you listening?

Blessings All.


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Straightaway the ideas flow in upon me, directly from God…Johannes Brahms


My sponsor and I have begun to work on a new self improvement program. I may, no! I know I have mentioned that I have felt that there is way to much focus on improving me. I mean this in light of too much focus on the self. I reason there must be a difference of somekind there, I have yet to find it though.

So its The Artist’s Way ~ A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity~ Julia Cameron

The Creative Flow is Directly from God...

The Creative Flow is Directly from God...

So far I like what I have been reading. There is a lot of God within this woman’s creation. I am impressed that she personally knows who the higher power is and gives Him the credit. That is a plus for me.

Like AA, she softens the need to recognize God in the mix for some she helps…I believe it’s a higher awareness that it will lead even the most cynical to Him eventually. So like AA there are a sort of steps…tools and self awareness.
It is the concentration on the self awareness that I have issue with, obviously. I don’t really want to be aware of myself. I think that in my private self I spend too much time there, whining. Why me? I’m sad! I’m unhappy! too much me for me!
So my sponsor is famous for saying “What God reveals He removes!” If I am revealed will I be removed! LOL!
I guess the answer would be yes…I will not be the same when He is done…until then we continue to painfully peel away the layers of mildewed onion to reach the sweet heart of the fruit. Wow! How poetic of me! LOL!
So I will give to you the list in this book of The Basic Principals: From the Artist’s Way.
1. Creativity is the natural order of life. Life is energy:pure creative energy.
2. There is an underlying, in-dwelling creative force infusing all of life-including ourselves.
3.When we open ourselves to our creativity, we open ourselves to the creator’s creativity within us and our lives.
4. We are, ourselves, creations. And we, in turn, are meant to continue creativity by being creative ourselves.
5. Creativity is God’s gift to us. Using our creativitiy is our true nature.
6. The refusal to be creative is self-will and is counter to our true nature.
7. When we open ourselves to exploring our creativity, we open ourselves to God:good orderly direction.
8. Aw we open our creative channel to the creator, many gentle but powerful changes are to be expected.
9. It is safe to open ourselves up to greater and greater creativity.
10. Our creative dreams and yearnings come from a divine source. As we move toward our dreams, we move toward our divinity.
There are somethings in that list that excite me. Particularly #7. When we open ourselves….we open ourselves to God: and good orderly direction. I am very aware from AA that they use the acronym God to lure people into a knowing of Him and His character. As I already have this knowledge I use it not as an acronym, rather as a reminder that God is a God of order…and what I receive from Him each morning is a path of good orderly direction to follow.
Well I find that it was relaxing to be here again, after days of dryness. I hope I did not bore anyone with my musings and down right whining! I’m off to work, with good orderly direction!
Blessings All.


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WallBuilders – Issues and Articles – Voters Guide


Where the candidates stand in regard to the issues…

WallBuilders – Issues and Articles – Voters Guide.

 

Blessings All.