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Friday, May 30, 2008 Faith - Now and Forever!

Real faith isn't contingent on results. You don't strengthen your faith by the events around you; you strengthen your faith through trusting Me despite the events around you. You strengthen your faith by belief in Me and taking Me at My Word despite the results, not because of them. Anything else is proof or confirmation of faith, not faith itself.
Things go wrong and you love Me anyway—that's faith. You claim the keys and things don't turn out as you wanted, but you still go on for Me—that's faith. You have been disappointed before‚ but you try again next time—that's faith. You don't quit, no matter what things look like and no matter what does or doesn't happen—that's faith.

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Monday, May 26, 2008 Faith is the victory!

Faith is the victory; there's no other way. There's no proof that will satisfy the carnal mind, there's no test that I can be put to that will put to rest these questions once and for all. There's nothing that can supersede the role of faith. Faith is the invisible bridge between what you see and what you can't see. Faith spans the gap and obtains miracles. Even if you die in faith without receiving the fulfillment of the promise, you are more than a conqueror, because you walked by faith and not by sight, and you did what you were supposed to do and you finished the course.

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Sunday, May 25, 2008 Malachi 3:3

(This is an interesting story that someone sent to me ...)

Malachi 3:3 says: 'He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver.'

This verse puzzled some women in a Bible study and they wondered what this statement meant about the character and nature of God.

One of the women offered to find out the process of refining silver and get back to the group at their next Bible Study.

That week, the woman called a silversmith and made an appointment to watch him at work. She didn't mention anything about the reason for her interest beyond her curiosity about the process of refining Silver.

As she watched the silversmith, he held a piece of silver over the fire and let it heat up. He explained that in refining silver, one needed to hold the silver in the middle of the fire where the flames were hottest as to burn away all the impurities.

The woman thought about God holding us in such a hot spot; then she thought again about the verse that says: 'He sits as a refiner and purifier of silver.' She asked the silversmith if it was true that he had to sit there in front of the fire the whole time the silver was being refined.

The man answered that yes, he not only had to sit there holding the silver, but he had to keep his eyes on the silver the entire time it was in the fire. If the silver was left a moment too long in the flames, it would be destroyed.

The woman was silent for a moment. Then she asked the silversmith, 'How do you know when the silver is fully refined?'

He smiled at her and answered, 'Oh, that's easy --when I see my image in it.'

If today you are feeling the heat of the fire , rememberthat God has his eye on you and will keep watching you until He sees His image in you.

'Life is a coin. You can spend it anyway you wish, but you can only spend it once.'

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Wednesday, May 21, 2008 "Move in with Me!"

(Jesus:) The secret is not to keep battling with your old problems; the secret is to pack your bags and move in with Me. Move out of your old life, your old habits, your old problems, your old ways of trying to do it yourself, trying to figure it out, trying to work it out, trying to hang on. You'll never make it that way! I'm the only One Who made it, and can help you make it! I have a free ticket for you all the way to eternity and eternal happiness in the Kingdom of Heaven with Me.-If you'll just pack your bags, move out of yourself, and move in with Me!

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Monday, May 19, 2008 Our connection with the Lord ...

(Mama:) It's one of the greatest tests of our life on Earth—how much emphasis we will put on connecting with Him, pleasing Him‚ loving Him above all. It's something we all want, but sometimes don't make enough effort in. But when you really stop and think about it, it's our connection with our Husband that makes all good things possible. And the more we connect with Him‚ the more like Him we will become‚ thus the more people will see Jesus in us—and that's what it's all about.

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Monday, May 12, 2008

The gift of eternal strength: I want to renew your strength. I want to renew your faith. I want to prove to you how much I can do with a vessel who feels so weak and incapable. I want to remind you that it's in the overwhelming workload, the problems you face, the times of sickness and trouble, and the times when the Enemy is fighting you on all sides, that you will find eternal strength. My eternal strength is not given to those who are not in need, or to those who have an easy existence. It's given to those who are fighting and who need it, those who are enduring and not giving up! That's what you have to do. You have to see the tests and battles as My compliment to you, as a gift to you.-Not because I want to overload your life and make you feel like there's no rest or reprieve from the battles, but because I know that you're so incapable on your own; incapable enough that you know you have to call on Me to see you through to victory each and every time.

...When you come to Me, when you wait on Me, then I can renew your strength. I give you wings of an eagle and help you soar up and over the problems and obstacles, flying higher than you could ever go in your own strength. When you come to Me to be renewed daily, then you can run the race without being weary; then you can walk forward for Me no matter how difficult the path and not faint; then you can be renewed and empowered with My eternal strength.

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Sunday, May 11, 2008

(Mama:) Being confident in how much Jesus loves you won’t just make you happier; it will be a stabilizing force in your life. When you are regularly assured of His love for you, and when you trust and believe in it, then that peace and knowledge in your heart will steady you, even when you face disappointments, heartbreaks, difficulties, or anything else that the river of life sends your way. His love is strong enough to see you through anything!
It’s durable, dependable, and forever! (ML #3636:8)

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Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Too many look at their personalities, qualities, and characteristics as either good or bad‚ but the truth is that they are simply what you make of them.

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Saturday, May 03, 2008 Every Day is a Happy Day!

If you want My joy, ask for it, and ask Me to help you to see the things that are worth smiling about, and that can help to make you feel more carefree. If you base it on how you feel, well, you may not feel very joyful, because the Enemy is sure to bring obstacles and worries and condemnation and guilt trips and stress and many other joy-killing tactics so you won't have that special strength that comes from My joy.

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