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Say It!

Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop: but a good word maketh it glad.

Proverbs 12:25

Pray It!

Father, help me bring encouragement to others through the words I speak

Amen.…

Who Do You Say I Am?

daughter Candice looked down at my shoes and asked, “You are not going to wear those shoes, are you?” Well yes, I planned on wearing them. I did not just put them on to give her an opportunity to voice an opinion. Everyone has opinions about everything. I listen to people as they leave a church service; someone will declare the service was awesome, and someone else thought the preacher was having a bad day. Oh well, we all perceive things differently. You hear different opinions every day from associates and customers.

In Matthew 16:13, Jesus asked the question, “…Whom do men say that I the Son of man am?”

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One for All

In the next few weeks, there will be a number of different meetings taking place. It is during these times that the reality of how diverse we are sets in. Randy B. can have all the buttermilk and cornbread he wants; I will pass. We are all different. However when we get together, there is still a feeling of family. What an awesome feeling!

Ephesians 4:16 “From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.”

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Look in the Book!

Recently I caught one of my favorite episodes of the Andy Griffith show. The sheriff Andy had the responsibility of upholding the law and evicting an elderly gentleman from his place of residence because the man could not pay his taxes. (Oh yes, it is just about that time…April 15)  Okay back to the story, Andy did what needed to be done and with suggestions from Aunt Bee and Opie, they invited the now homeless man to live with them.

In walked the gentlemen to the Taylor house with a small metal box in his hands. “What’s in the box?” Opie asked. “My most valuable treasures” replied the house guest.

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Joy equals Strength!

Nehemiah 8:10 “…the joy of the Lord is your strength.” So if that is true (which I do believe it is), then not having joy is weakness. I am not talking about happiness. Happiness has much to do with circumstances. I am talking about a joy deep inside that remains in our hearts regardless of what circumstances may come our way.

John 10:10 “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. Read more »