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  • Renewed

    Ecclesiastes 11:10-So then, banish anxiety from your heart and cast off the troubles of your body, for youth and vigor are meaningless. 2 Corinthians 4:16-Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. There is a battle that ...
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  • Cleansed

    Psalm 51:6-7-Surely you desire truth in the inner parts, you teach me wisdom in the inmost place. Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.  The Lord knows us so intimately that there truly is nothing we can hide from Him. He truly does desire trut...
  • Permanent Vacation

    2 Corinthians 5:17:Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! Why do we desire vacation so much? There are many reasons I am sure, but one of the largest reasons is that it removes us from the reality of our life in the world. For a week or a ...
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  • Mercy

    Genesis 50:19-21: But Joseph said to them, Don't be afraid. I will provide for you and your children. And he reassured them and spoke kindly to them. Joseph was betrayed. He was ridiculed, sold into slavery and left naked on an auction block. He was falsely accused and sent to prison. He was forg...
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  • Pour it out

    Ecclesiastes 7:1: A good name is better than fine perfume, and the day of death better than the day of birth. Matthew 26:12-13: When she poured this perfume on my body, she did it to prepare me for burial. I tell you the truth, wherever the gospel is preached throughout the world, what she has do...
  • Wedding Season

    1 Corinthians 13:4-7: Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.  It always prot...
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  • Sift for Gold

    Isaiah 55:8:"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways," declares the LORD. We can get bogged down in our thinking sometimes. We are inundated with impressions daily. Don't know what I mean? Look online and you will see thousands of subliminal messages about products, s...
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  • Defy

    1 Samuel 17:42-44: He looked David over and saw that he was only a boy, ruddy and handsome, and he despised him. He said to David, Am I a dog, that you come at me with sticks? And the Philistine cursed David by his gods. Come here, he said, and I’ll give your flesh to the birds of the air and ...
  • My hands are clean

    Psalm 130:3: If you, O Lord, kept a record of sins, O Lord, who could stand? Hebrews 8:12: For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more. Psalm 129:3: Plowmen have plowed my back and made their furrows long. But the Lord is righteous; he has cut me free from the cor...
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  • No sacrifice required

    Psalm 40:6- Sacrifice and offering you did not desire, but my ears you have pierced *(additional notation), burnt offerings and sin offerings you did not require. Then I said, Here I am, I have come--it is written about me in the scroll. Luke 24:44-He said to them, "This is what I told you while ...
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  • Drink in the Spirit forget the spirits

    Proverbs 31: 4-7: It is not for kings, O Lemuel--not for kings to drink wine, not for rulers to crave beer, lest they drink and forget what the law decrees, and deprive all the oppressed of their rights. Give beer to those who are perishing, wine to those who are in anguish; let them drink and forge...
  • Call Me Brother

    Genesis 20:11- Abraham replied, "I said to myself, there is surely no fear of God in this place, and they will kill me because of my wife.' Besides, she really is my sister, the daughter of my father though not of my mother; and she became my wife. And when God had me wander from my father’s h...
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  • Perspective

    Philippians 2:1-4 2 Corinthians 3:12-14 Humility or boldness which is better? Running on the road is a balance of beating down the flesh which says, you can’t do this, you should just give up, and concentrating on the power of Christ in us. I run on the road and I face oncoming traffic...
  • Who does it?

    Mark 11:23-24-Truly I tell you that if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Be lifted up and thrown into the sea,’ and has no doubt in his heart but believes that it will happen, it will be done for him. So we read this scripture and wonder, why don't we look at things and tell them to do w...
  • Shake off temptation

    Acts 28:6- The people expected him to swell up or suddenly fall dead, but after waiting a long time and seeing nothing unusual happen to him, they changed their minds and said he was a god. Mark 16:18- they will pick up snakes with their hands, and if they drink any deadly poison, it will not ...
  • Lending

     Proverbs 19:17: He who is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will reward him for what he has done. Whenever we give to others there is an intersection of abundance and lack. None of us are rich in all things, but we are poor in some way in the face of someone like us who has more of...
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  • Step up to the plate

    Proverbs 16:3: Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and he will establish your plans. When I was a kid, my Mom signed me up for little league. I was short, chubby, slow, and didn’t understand why if the baseball went past me while I was batting, that it may or may not be called a strike...
  • Receive it!

    Romans 11:5,6: So too, at the present time there is a remnant chosen by grace.  And if by grace, then it cannot be based on works; if it were, grace would no longer be grace. Ephesians 2:4-9: But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even...
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  • Guard it

    Job 3:25-26: What I feared has come upon me; what I dreaded has happened to me. I have no peace, no quietness; I have no rest, but only turmoil. Philippians 4:6-7: Be anxious for nothing, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace ...
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  • First and Last words

    Matthew 3:15- Jesus replied, "Let it be so now; it is proper for us to do this to fulfill all righteousness." Then John consented. Revelation 22:20- He who testifies to these things says, "Yes, I am coming soon." Jesus is the Alpha and the Omega (Rev. 1:8). It is important for us see these two...
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