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Monday, July 31, 2006 There's a reason for the pain

What You Have Come To Be

You could not be touched by
Or feel the way that others feel inside
Or try to understand their fears.
You just couldn’t let your heart break
To the point where you will start to cry
By seeing someone's tears.

But because there, are so few who feel what others go through
God led you on those roads
Those journeys have made you what you have become today
With a heart of sympathy, and not a heart of stone.

But in the loneliness that gripped you,
Those times when you fell apart,
You then reached out and cared.
Only through your misty eyes,
Did you see clearly in to another's heart
And love what you found there.

Oh there are very few who feel what others go through, God led you
On those roads. Those journeys, have made you what you have become today
With a heart of flesh and love, changed by the paths you known

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Sunday, July 30, 2006

You see, that's the key! If at first you don't succeed, you just have to keep on trying until you do! Like Winston Churchill said, "Never, never, never give up!" Never, never‚ never give in to the Enemy! No matter how bad things seem, no matter how defeated you feel, no matter how impossible the situation looks, no matter if it seems to you like God is never going to answer your prayers and things aren't ever going to change‚ keep trying! Keep praying, keep listening to Jesus, keep reading the Word‚ which will give you faith. And then, in that moment when you least expect it and when you're barely managing to hold on, but not seeing any results, the Lord will come through with a miracle!

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Saturday, July 29, 2006

There is no fear in Me. Tell Me your fears one by one and let Me tell you how I love you, and you will see the fears disapear. Do not be afraid to confess them, and do not hide from Me. Let Me love you and the fears will turn into peace and contentment. You will be so filled with love that loving others will be all that matters. Your fear of past hurts occuring again will be washed away because you will know that you are protected by My love. When you love Me, you are shielded from fears. And as you continue to love Me, your past will be healed, the fears will fade and you will forget them as My love erases them.

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Wednesday, July 26, 2006




I like a man (or woman) who grins when he fights.
—Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

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Freedom of the Spirit

130. Freedom of the spirit basically comes down to desiring the spirit enough that you're willing to trade in your pride in order to have it. If you want to be freer in the spirit, a good place to start is in your use of the spiritual weapons‚ asking the Lord how you can stretch and grow and progress in your use of them. Most of our spiritual weapons require humility, so the more you use them, the more you'll stretch your humility muscles; and the more you grow in humility, the more free in the spirit you will become. (From Art of War, Pt 5 - New Bottles)

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Tuesday, July 25, 2006

t's not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again because there is no effort without error and shortcomings; who knows the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at best knows in the end the high achievement of triumph‚ and who at worst, if he fails while daring greatly‚ knows his place shall never be with those timid and cold souls who know neither victory nor defeat.—Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919)

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When any Family member is distracted, delayed, or derailed by the Enemy's attacks, there can be loss. The lack is sometimes small and can be made up for in the hours or days that follow. But at other times there is a definite loss to the work in the spirit because the timing which the Lord had planned and arranged wasn't met, and the Enemy has gained the initiative, or even just gotten a stronger foothold in your mind and attitueds due to the delay of not hearing from the Lord and getting back on His channel.

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Monday, July 24, 2006

The trick to a good week is very simple. There are so many self-help books out there. Some have good ideas about how to manage your time, be efficient, stay positive, etc. Some are from a Christian viewpoint, some aren’t. However, the secret, the only thing that will really make a difference in the end, is how much you depend on Me. All those other things are well and good, but they aren’t enough. If you only rely on your own strength to try and do those things, the Enemy will be able to fight you and stop you. But if you are depending on Me and doing those things in My strength, you will see much better and more long-lasting results. You have to depend on Me for everything, everything that comes up during the day. Nothing is to small, or to easy, or too complicated or whatever. Everything can be improved when you are depending on Me to do it through you.


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Sunday, July 23, 2006

To feel true joy in desires fulfilled, it must be mixed with genuine love and giving again of what one has gained. All that is hoarded and selfishly clung to will in the end only seem as ashes, nothing of true value. While it still shines, while the receiver yet feels the pleasure of holding a desired treasure, it is then that they must choose to share it with another. Only then will the shine of it remain."

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I had to learn to direct my thoughts and my heart's concerns to things that brought peace and joy to others. I could not allow my own feelings to take me to the depths. I learned that to have a beautiful life it doesn't take having all one's heart's desires lived out, and having many wonderful things to show for it. It simply takes being what one was made to be, and discovering what that is, moment by moment. It's often so very different than what one has dreamed of.

If we were to all live the dreams we had as young children, this world would lack the depth that can be found in the hearts of men. It would lack knowing the joys of receiving after being in want. It would be filled with more selfishness than already exists. When men's hearts are broken, their dreams laid to waste, their ambitions crumble before their eyes, they are in essence in need. Incomplete souls who need Someone make this world more open to love, to our Lord, to His ability to fill the many holes our lives contain. This brings a much richer quality to the nature of this world's people.

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Saturday, July 22, 2006

Love has a long, hard, frustrating day at the office, yet doesn't get snappy and short-tempered. Love is happy for the other guy when he gets all the breaks.

Love isn't rude or crude, isn't selfish, and doesn't gripe, guilt-trip, or pressure others to get what it wants. Love is too busy being concerned about the needs of others to spend much time worrying about its own. Love doesn't freak out when things don't go its way. Love is quick to believe the best about people and slow to believe the rest.

Love is flexible, takes everything in stride, and can handle whatever comes its way. Love is always ready to give others the benefit of the doubt and looks for the best in them. Love wants to see others reach their full potential and does all it can to make that happen.


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I hate to think those poor people are suffering and the poor throughout the world are suffering because of our negligence, our indifference, our unconcern, our impotence, our inaction, because we haven't finished the job and done it, and so the world is still suffering! The poor pitiful lost of the world are still suffering because we have failed to finish the job, finish the task!

You're waiting on us to do it, Lord, before You can destroy their oppressors. We have to save the poor, we have to save the lost, we have to save the innocent and the righteous. We have to save them, Lord, before You can judge their oppressors, before You can execute the criminals, before You can destroy their tyrants!

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Friday, July 21, 2006

You must know that you are to be winners; that's your destiny and that's what you deserve. It's not enough to just get in the ring with the Enemy; you have to win. That's the goal. Facing the Enemy, recognizing the Enemy, and even being willing to fight are not enough. You must know that you can and will win! Without that last step, you'll be stuck in an ongoing battle, round after round, until you're beaten down and defeated.

(Fight to Win!)

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Thursday, July 20, 2006

If you can praise Me no matter what I bring into your life, this will cause a “new blood” revolution in your life that is unprecedented! If praise is your first reaction to all things, then My joy will dwell richly in your life, and this joy will catapult you to new and unexpected highs. Praise is a declaration that I do all things well. Praise is not only a declaration that I can bring good out of a bad situation, but an acceptance that I have brought it into your life and you are thankful for it.

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Genuine Love ....

Take the little steps of love today. Express your love to someone you don't normally talk to with a hug or a kiss. Hold someone's hand and tell them how special they are both to you and to Me. Love the unlovely--for what reward is it to love only those who you're attracted to? What sacrifice is that? I reward your love, but I reward the most a sacrificial love and a giving of love that is difficult. When you give from a heart that is full of My love to those who you don't like in the flesh, or to those you have a hard time getting along with, then I give you extra blessings, and this does much more to break down the walls. This is genuine love, not a selfish, me-first love. It's a genuine, sharing love that gives and cares with My love.
My commission to you today is to love, love, love! Love is blind in some ways. It sees not the weaknesses, only the strengths. It sees not the disadvantages, only the advantages. It sees the good where others cannot see it. It sees the potential where others only see the current mistakes. So let My love wash through your heart and overflow on those around you. Amen?

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Wednesday, July 19, 2006 If you're facing scheduling blues like I was ... :)

85. Oliver Cromwell's secretary was dispatched to the continent on some important business. He stayed one night at a seaport town, & tossed on his bed, unable to sleep.
According to an old custom, a servant slept in his room, & on this occasion slept soundly enough. The secretary at length awakened the man who asked how it was that his master could not rest.
"I am so afraid something will go wrong with the embassage," was the reply.
"Master," said the valet, "may I ask a question or two?"
"To be sure."
"Did God rule the world before we were born?"
"Most assuredly He did."
"And will He rule it after we are dead?"
"Certainly He will."
"Then, master, why not let Him rule the present, too?"
The secretary's faith was stirred, peace was the result, & in a few minutes both he & his servant were in sound asleep.

(GT: Faith & Trust / Fear & Worry / Doubt & Unbelief)

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The best sex you young people are ever going to have, and the best partners you're ever going to find--whether temporary lovers or your permanent mate and companion--are going to be with those people who are mature and responsible and Spirit-led, because sex is a spiritual thing.


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Tuesday, July 18, 2006

I'm trying to teach you to grow through the challenge, be strengthened through your mistakes, and overall find a better balance between reaching for the goal of the full standard of My Word, and not being discouraged or self-righteously condemning yourselves when you fall short of it.
--GN 1143, par 35

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If the Lord can give life to people who are dead or dying, He can certainly give you the life of the Spirit that you seek.

(Desperate for Jesus!)

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Monday, July 17, 2006

The Enemy is very subtle. He doesn't always hit you over the head with a two-by-four or hit you head-on, in such a way that it's obviously him attacking you. His more common tactic is to gently, slowly pull you away from the Word, away from your life-source, away from what he knows will keep you strong regardless of what he tries. If he can get you away from the Word, his job is easy from there on out. So, dear Family, whatever you do, don't neglect the Word!

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It's much better to read one page and be fed and inspired by that page than to read a whole Letter and not even remember what you read.

(Desperate for Jesus!)

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Sunday, July 16, 2006

Never forget about what's awaiting you on the other side, because each day you have to make the choice, "Am I going to get my rewards now or later? Am I going to take what's offered here, or am I going to hold out for something better?" The wise choice is to wait, because what is in store for you later will be better and last longer than anything you could choose on Earth.

Live your life as a disciple, one who gives all no matter what the cost. A true disciple doesn't question the leadings of his Master, Jesus; he obeys out of love and deference. He trusts that Jesus has a plan, knows his frame, and allows and plans for things as He knows best. A disciple knows that he cannot make a sacrifice for God; that all things work together for good to them who love the Lord; that there's a wonderful plan that the Lord wants to accomplish in his life, even if he doesn't understand at the moment. He knows and believes that his light afflictions [tests and trials] are but for a moment, and that they will work for him a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, and he praises the Lord for it.


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Change ...

(Jesus speaking:) I've made it so that change is hard on your human nature, because this causes you to be desperate. Then when you are desperate, you handle change much better, because you are more open to Me and My Spirit.
The key to being able to change is faith. If you can trust Me that I know what I'm doing, if you can trust that everything is going to work out well; if you can believe it when I say things will get better; if you can have faith enough to obey what I tell you, then you will change in the ways I want you to. Whereas if there is any resistance because you think you know better, or because you don't feel that a certain change is necessary, because you don't fully agree with it or have the faith to follow My lead, then clearly you won't be able to change.
I am the only one Who can change you, but I am unable to do so without your will on My side. It's a 50/50 deal. Fortunately for you, it's really more of a 20/80 deal, because the effort you have to expend to yield and agree to change is far less than the miracle energy I have to put to use to help you actually change. But that's not a problem for Me, because after all, I am omnipotent and the God of all. So you can lay all the heavy work on Me. But as powerful as I am, I can't do it all without you pitching in, without you signing on the dotted line, without you determining you want to do it.
If you don't understand why you need to change or why a particular change is the right one, that's when the trust factor comes in. I don't expect you to take it all blindly by faith, though. I am more than willing to give you explanations and to help you understand why I am asking a certain thing of you. You have to have faith, however, to receive such messages from Me; and then you have to have the faith to accept them and choose to believe them and go ahead with what I have shown you. If you take these steps of faith and fight to change, rest assured that I will reward you. I will reward you by helping you understand the need for the change, as well as by giving you the grace to actually make the leap-and I can make it easy for you, that's a natural side effect when you fully trust Me. (End of message from Jesus.)
(ML3324: 74-77)

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Saturday, July 15, 2006

You have heard of the saying, "where there is life there is hope," and this is true of your spiritual life. The life is My Word, because that is what gives you hope for any situation. If you have lost hope, then you need more Word. It gives you faith, and as long as you have faith, anything can happen. The more you read, the more strength you'll have, and the more the Word will give you the power to over come and to get over the obstacles with less self-effort.



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Friday, July 14, 2006

God doesn't want your last dollar, friend! He wants your first one! Then when He gets through, if you've got any left, you can have it. But don't give Him the last one! He won't take it. He wants first of everything, and that includes your time. He wants you most of all. Oh, how precious you really are!--So precious that He died for you! So don't leave without meeting Him, and don't meet Him without serving Him!

(Standing at Heaven's Gate!)

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You see, the false god I'd had in my life had been self. Everything I'd done I did for me first, and I preached to satisfy my own conscience! I served because it soothed my conscience! I testified about Jesus because I knew I ought to do that! Because the Bible said it! So I was doing it for myself, because I didn't know what Matthew 6:33 was all about. I had it in reverse. Matthew 6:33 is the command that you ought to have indelibly printed on your brain. It says, "Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all of these other things shall be added unto you."
I had that reversed. I was seeking those other things first, and then when I had time I wanted to give it to God! He wouldn't take it! He told me He wouldn't accept it in the days of the Pharisees, and He's not about to accept it in this Laodicean church age. My friend, I found out that Jesus Christ must be first, first in your heart, because He won't take second place! You waste your time trying to serve flesh and then offer what you have left to God. That's an abomination!--And He doesn't want it, He won't have it! He told me in person He wouldn't have it! And I believe Him.

(Standing at Heaven's Gate!)

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Point number five: This is the greatest news since the Day of Pentecost, and every born-again child of God should leap with great joy within themselves when they receive this news! God's recruiting an army, right now! He's going to shake this world one more time with that army! That is the purpose of it. He's going to deliver into their hands the spirit of Elijah! By those manifesting God's great power, He's literally going to shake this world one more time! My friend, blessed are you if you're amongst that army, for you're going to bring the spirit of Elijah into this world for the purpose of making straight the paths of the Coming of the Lord! For He is about to come again!

(Standing at Heaven's Gate! By Howard Pittman
From an address to Faith Chapel Church, San Diego, California. 1981.)

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Faith is the Victory

The trying of your faith is more precious than gold. You must believe that promise when the big battles hit. When you feel like things are getting too rough, or you're hit with some strange fear or doubt or worry, or the Enemy tries to tell you that you won't be able to make it much longer, you just have to face the battle with the faith of a warrior. You might not feel like you have the faith of a warrior at the time, but that doesn't matter; just act like it and move forward like you are that warrior and the Enemy will never know the difference.
You will pay a price, but it's worth it, because once you pay it and win this victory‚ you won't have to fight this battle again. If you fight today's battles, this week's battles, this month's battles, and eventually finish with this year's battles, you will never have to fight the exact same battles again. Battle by battle, victory by victory, you will win your place fighting by My side into the End. You are that warrior as long as you move forward by faith, whether you feel like it or not. Act like it, and your faith and obedience will bring the power of My Spirit to your aid. Your armor is indestructible. You carry weapons of mass destruction to the Enemy's imps. You are powerful in the spirit because My promises will never fail.


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Thursday, July 13, 2006

Every true soldier is a hero! A soldier without heroism is a Chocolate Soldier! Who has not been stirred to scorn and mirth at the very thought of a Chocolate Soldier? In peace true soldiers are captive lions, fretting in their cages. War gives them their liberty and sends them, like boys bounding out of school‚ to obtain their heart's desire or perish in the attempt. Battle is the soldier's vital breath! Peace turns him into a stooping asthmatic. War makes him a whole man again, and gives him the heart, strength, and vigor of a hero.

Every true Christian is a soldier—of Christ—a hero "par excellence!" Braver than the bravest—scorning the soft seductions of peace and her oft–repeated warnings against hardship, disease‚ danger and death, whom he counts among his bosom friends.

The otherwise Christian is a Chocolate Christian‚ dissolving in water and melting at the smell of fire. Sweeties they are! Bonbons‚ lollipops! Living their lives in a glass dish or in a cardboard box, each clad in his soft clothing, a little frilled white paper to preserve his dear little delicate constitution. …

Difficulties, dangers, disease, death, or divisions don't deter any but Chocolate Soldiers from executing God's will. When someone says there is a lion in the way, the real Christian promptly replies, "That's hardly enough inducement for me; I want a bear or two besides to make it worth my while to go."

C.T. Studd

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I read this quote four times in the last three days in some different word comps and word studies. I think the Lord is trying to tell me something...what do you think?


At times My brides might have to skimp some on their Word time or prayer time in unusual circumstances, but this should be the exception rather than the rule. If they feel that they don't have the time to be with Me, if they feel that tending to the affairs of the Kingdom is more important than spending their time with Me, then this is a sure sign that they're starting to overextend themselves, losing a sense of their priorities, and are beginning to operate in the flesh.

When they lose the joys of living for Me and being able to enjoy the simple things of life—a walk, a talk, a moment of fellowship with one of their precious mates—this too can be a sign of overdoing. If they start to feel that their jobs and responsibilities are more of a chore and a burden than a joy, then this too can be a sign that they're taking too much upon themselves and not truly casting their burdens and cares on Me.


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Wednesday, July 12, 2006 these quotes are just too good ...

76. And I'll tell you all another thing, when it comes to your personal relationship with Him, God is not in the business of sustaining His children by proxy! Sure, there are times when He uses others to show you His love, or He'll speak through others to give you a personal message, but this does not take the place of the intimate and personal relationship He wants to have with each of His children--just the two of you.

(Spiritual Health Revolution!, The)

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74. Oh, I know your intentions are good. You see the need and you're burdened for others--for your children and young people, for your contacts and sheep. The job is so big and you don't want to take a break. It's hard to pull away. You feel like you can't stop because there's too much to do--babies and pregnant moms to care for, your children's education, follow-up, outreach, CTP ministries, visa trips, house hunting, moving plans, and so many questions; there's this, that, and the other to tend to. Well, folks, there comes a point where you're gonna find you can't afford not to pull back. And if you're not getting time every day with the Lord and me, you'd better watch out!
75. Sure, some of you seem to be doing okay--you're scraping by and making it--but it won't last. It can't last, because the Lord didn't mean for it to be that way. He says, "Cast your burdens on Me, and I will sustain you." And if you're not taking the time with Him, you can't possibly be fully casting your burden on Him or allowing Him to sustain you as fully and completely as He would like to.

(Spiritual Health Revolution!, The)

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68. I can show you what to read and when to read it. I can give you a plan and tell you what to read on a day-to-day basis, as the Spirit leads, as the situation warrants, as I direct. But in either case, the key to all these things--your life, your love, your victory, your fruitfulness, your spiritual health and well-being, your ability to absorb the New Wine and flow with the latest revelations and revolutions of the Spirit--is the Word.
69. The key is My Word, My voice, My Spirit, for these are one, and they are Me. The more these things abide in you, the more I abide in you. And the more I abide in you, the more you will abide in Me, and so shall you bring forth much fruit! For without Me, you can do nothing. (End of message from Jesus.)

(Spiritual Health Revolution!, The)

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Tuesday, July 11, 2006

There are sometimes I let this old world have its way with me
And there is no way out as far as I can see
Captured by the way I break so helplessly
Cause I know if not for You, there'd be no hope for me

You are the calm at the center of my storm
When the cold wind is blowing
You’re the fire that keeps me warm
When this whole world gets me down
I’m gonna rest inside Your arms
You are the calm at the center of my storm

If I could only learn to always run to you
Instead of thinking I always know what to do
Why does it take the darkness for my eyes to see?
For there has never been a time when you weren’t there for me

I heard someone singing this today. What is it with me and music, it's like a super highway to my heart.
I cried...of course ;)

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What may seem like a place of great defeat for you and your pride is not a place of total failure, complete loss‚ or of despair and utter hopeless­ness. Just the opposite is true, for just beyond that line that marks your limitation is the beginning of Me, an eternal sea of limitless power and possibility that is yours in Me.

So don't be cast down and fall into despair at what seems totally impossible and hopeless to you. Simply know that you've finally reached the borders of My Kingdom where you end and My power and glory begins. You've come to the Holy Mountain, to the House of your God, to the doorstep of the King of kings. You have simply come Home to your Father's House, and He Who has seen you coming from afar now runs to greet you with open arms and great joy and rejoicing, knowing that you've finally come to the end of yourself‚ and finding yourself unable, have turned from yourself and come Home at last to Him.

There He will lift you up into His arms and carry you into His realm, for in your own ability you are too weak to even walk there. There He will clothe you in wondrous robes and call for a feast‚ for that which was lost is found. Nothing in your hands you bring; simply to His love you cling. When you discover it truly is not in you, but is only in Him, then He can lift you up‚ if you let Him. You can't rise above by your own will and works, but only through humble surrender and submission to Him.


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Love like you've never been hurt ...

As we grow up, we learn that even the one person that wasn't supposed to ever let you down probably will. You will have your heart broken probably more than once and it's harder every time. You'll break hearts too, so remember how it felt when yours was broken. You'll fight with your best friend. You'll blame a new love for things an old one did. You'll cry because time is passing too fast, and you'll eventually lose someone you love. So take too many pictures, laugh too much, and love like you've never been hurt because every sixty seconds you spend upset is a minute of happiness you'll never get back.

NOTE: This isn't a quote from the Word or any GN, but an offline someone sent me. :)

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Sunday, July 09, 2006 Praise quotes

  • No matter how you're feeling, wielding the weapon of praise will help you to feel better.
  • Praise is a weapon that defeats the Enemy in any battle.
  • Praise is the lacking ingredient that will propel you to the stage where you're really winning these battles. Praise will make a huge difference, because praise unlocks the door to greater faith.
  • Every time you face a difficulty of any kind, praise Me.
  • Embrace the weapon of praise and use it, not just once in a while, but every day, at every opportunity.

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Staying soft...

As difficult as it is to do--and it really is difficult, it takes the grace of God--the best thing to do is to fight to stay soft-hearted in spite of life's hurts and battles and mistreatment. Things go wrong sometimes, and often you feel the brunt of the hurt. But you have to remember that the Lord allows it for a good reason, and if you can just react humbly and call out to the Lord for His help and anointing to be able to take it, to stay soft and humble and kind no matter what, you'll not only be able to stay soft in heart, but you'll grow. You'll grow in love, compassion, understanding, and humility--all the good qualities of the Spirit.

Don't try to be hard and tough so that it won't hurt you. Just let the Lord comfort you, speak to you, and give you His Words of encouragement and love. You'll have to call out to the Lord and ask Him to love through you, to show understanding or compassion through you, because it's not in you to be like that naturally.

Thank Him for the hurts along the way. Thank Him and ask Him to use them to keep you humble, compassionate, and understanding of others. There are a lot of people in the world who feel very inferior, underdogs and outcasts that no one else loves. They feel very unneeded and unlovely. As you grow in love and are able to really love others with His impartial love, you'll soon see that it's a gift to have gone through the hurts and tests of being rejected, because it gives you a soft heart for others. It really helps you to understand others who have gone through the same thing.



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Saturday, July 08, 2006

If you'll give Him your all--all your time, your money and personal possessions, your desires, your hobbies, your love life, your schedule, your priorities, your marriage and children, your talents, your mind, your will--He will take all that and create a masterpiece of your life!

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(Jesus:) There is a chamber in your heart, deep and hidden, where I have prepared a place of retreat. This place is protected from all the cares of the world, from all the attacks of the Enemy. This place is a defense in times of desperate need. To reach this place, all you have to do is ask Me to take you there. While you are in this place, I will wipe away all your tears and fears and renew your strength and courage to face life again.

(Jesus:) When this world gets you down, when the troubles and the confusion of life surround you and close in on you, escape to Me. You can escape by rising above at any moment. You don't have to wait for conditions to improve in any way. Simply call out to Me. Ask Me specifically to help you rise above the pressure and strain then and there, and I will lift you to a safe and secure haven for your mind and spirit.

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Thursday, July 06, 2006 The Making of A Man(or Women..heh)

I walked down mem'ry lane today,
Reliving moments of the past,
I saw the making of a man
And the joy that came at last.
Shattered hopes and broken dreams
Marked the pages as they turned,
I saw the making of a man
From the lessons that he'd learned.
Every heartache through the years
Had been sent by God's Own hand
And the shedding of those tears were

The making of a man,
The breaking of a heart,
How God can take a life
And give it a new start.
If you'll just believe all things are possible.
Oh, what God can do
If you're willing to go through
The making of a man.

And each trial along the way
Brought him closer to the Lord,
He was strengthened day by day
As he learned to love Him more.
Through it all shone bright and clear
From these mem'ries of the past
How God's Love had used each tear
To make a better man at last.


Oh, what God can do
If you're willing to go through
The making of a man.


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'Cause when I fall, Jesus, You pick me up.
When I'm low, I know You make me high!
When I frown, You put that smile back on my face.
When I feel I'd rather die, You come and breathe into me life.

feeling low today. Pray for me?

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Sunday, July 02, 2006

Not all victories are going to be quick. Even if you're giving it all you've got, really fighting well and using all the weapons in your arsenal, sometimes the battles last a while, and that's not necessarily because you're failing or falling short.
...It's because I want to use the prolonged battles to strengthen you.

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Sorry guys...
I went abit overboard :)
I read 'You Can make It' part 2 and probably could of put the entire letter up.
If you get a chance to read it sometime it is truely amazing.
Have a wonderful day!!!

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So just trust, My love, that even though you feel like you've been fighting this battle for so long and that nothing seems to be getting any easier, it will get easier. You must not give up, no matter how difficult it seems today, because the complete victory is there for you tomorrow. If you give up now, you'll never get to enjoy the wonderful fruits of your hard-earned victory.
Wow!

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You're not worse off today because you've been through the battle-you're better off than ever because of the beautiful fruit that it's borne in your life.

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I know it all seems so overwhelming right now, but I promise that there is a light at the end of the tunnel, and if you just keep going one step at a time, you'll come to the end of the tunnel and into the light. Things will not always be this way.


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Saturday, July 01, 2006

The very things that the Lord wants to use to make you stronger, the Devil would like to use to defeat you, so don't let him have the satisfaction of seeing any surrender on your part. Don't give in to discouragement for one moment, or let the Devil and his evil imps have any territory. Resist him and he'll flee from you.

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