Isaiah 51:6   Look up at the skies, ponder the earth under your feet. The skies will fade out like smoke, the earth will wear out like work pants, and the people will die off like flies. But my salvation will last forever, my setting-things-right will never be obsolete.
 
Ponder at the wonder...The earth slowly wears as we wander...Remember nothing here is permanent...only the salvation of the Lord will set everything right and allow us to enjoy eternity with our great God forever.
No more wandering, no more wondering.
 
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Seeing is believing we often repeat.  Seeing God in His glory makes us completely complete.
 
Job 42:5 I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear: but now mine eye seeth thee.
This morning remember God is a Great God who many have heard about.  May all of those who have only heard see and come to know Him for themselves.  
 
What about you?  Have you seen Him?
 
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There is no place we can be closer to God than when we worship.  Let all inhibitions freely go and find a place to kneel before your maker and worship Him this day.  Oh how He loves us!
 
 O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the LORD our maker. Psalm 95:6
 
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No more fear, no more shame are promises from God.  Forget the shameful hurtful past and look to a promising prosperoous future with Christ Jesus - your Savior, your Healer, your Deliverer, your Shame -Taker.  I declare to you the past is over!!!
 
Isaiah  54:4 Fear not; you will no longer live in shame. The shame of your youth and the sorrows of widowhood will be remembered no more
 
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II Peter 1:16  We did not follow cleverly invented stories when we told you about the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty.
 
Are you an eyewitness to His power and majesty?  The best witnesses are those who don't make up cleverly invented stories, but simplly tell the truth about what they have seen.  Have you seen the majesty of  Jesus Christ?  Who have you told of His power?
 
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For it by grace through faith that we have been saved... If we had that faith, that is the faith to believe God's grace could save us, should we not also have the faith to believe God can heal and deliver us from all things. 
 
Exodus 15:26  I am God your healer
 
Psalm 70:5 But I am poor and needy: make haste unto me, O God: thou art my help and my deliverer;
 
Our Savior saves, heals and delivers. We must have faith and believe.
 
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Worrying is useless. Praying to God in Heaven brings peace and calms fears.  Don't wring your hands and pace.  Lift your hands to Heaven.  Get on your knees and pray. God is concerned about what concerns us.
 
Don't fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Phillippians 4:6
 
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Is this one of those days you really feel like you could use a helping hand?  Great news... there is a helping hand available.  All you have to do is ask.
 
Let thine hand help me; for I have chosen thy precepts.
Psalm 119:73
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We often sing, ''I am a friend of God."  Is it evident to observers by our daily actions that we are God's friends ?  A believer's actions are evidence of their beliefs. If you believe... to let others know it, you must show it.

James 2:23 The full meaning of "believe" in the Scripture sentence, "Abraham believed God and was set right with God," includes his action. It's that mesh of believing and acting that got Abraham named "God's friend."
 
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If on this day you should have a need...
Take a breath and look to God...
The giver of life, the giver of breath,
The maker of the world and everything in it.
Look to the satisfier of every single need.
 
24 "He is the God who made the world and everything in it. Since he is Lord of Heaven and earth, He doesn't live in man-made temples, 25 and human hands can't serve His needs – for He has no needs. He Himself gives life and breath to everything, and He satisfies every need there is. Acts 17
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Had any glory days lately?  What's a glory day?  A day filled with glory. 
 
What is glory?  Glory-radiant beauty; resplendence; pomp; splendor,magnificence. 
 
If today doesn't seem that glorious remember...There is coming a day when every day will be a glory day for those who know the King of Glory.
 
Revelation 21: 23 And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.
 
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We know that followers of Christ should be willing to die for the cause of Christ, but what is the cause of Christ?  While living for Christ  each day we must know the answer and be ready to give that answer to all who should ask.
 
I Peter 3:14 But even if you suffer for doing what is right, God will reward you for it. So don't be afraid and don't worry. 15 Instead, you must worship Christ as Lord of your life. And if you are asked about your Christian hope, always be ready to explain it.
 
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Ever had a candle and searched for a lighter to light it with in the darkness?  Candles are basically useless unlit in a dark room.   Ever seen someone searching for a light to guide them through a dark time? Humans are basically useless without God shining in them and through them. God intends for us to let His light shine into a dark world. 
 
Need  a light?  God's got a lighter.
 
 
Psalm 18:28  For thou wilt light my candle:  the LORD my God will enlighten my darkness.
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Luke 24:  50 Then he led them out as far as Bethany, and lifting up his hands he blessed them. 51 While he blessed them, he parted from them, and was carried up into heaven. 52 And they returned to Jerusalem with great joy, 53 and were continually in the temple .....  blessing God.

How often do we ask God to bless us or others? Of course God hears and answers and indeed blesses.  But how often do we bless God?  Today bless God continually as He has blessed you.

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Rise and shine... this is the day the Lord has made I will rejoice and be glad in it  and.... I will accomplish whatever He purposes me to do this day.  What great things does He have purposed for you this day?  Let us arise and go build something for His Kingdom together... we will succeed....
 
 
Nehemiah 2:18 Then they said, "Let us arise and build." So they put their hands to the good work     20  "The God of heaven will give us success; therefore we His servants will arise and build,
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Which should come first a barn, or a planted field? Proverbs 24:27 Plant your fields then build your barn.The purpose of a barn is to store the harvest. Matthew 13:30...but gather the wheat into my barn. The harvest comes from the field. If there is no planted field there is nothing to fill the barn.... Go plant something in the field today. Matthew 13:38 The field is the world.

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Undeserving are we of the love our Great God reserved especially for each of us. He knew us in the womb. He loved us while we were yet sinners. Lord I am so grateful for Your faithful love for me!
 
Genesis 32:10  I am unworthy of  all the lovingkindness and of all the faithfulness which You have shown to Your servant
 
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Many signs direct us where to go each day. Today some may even be waiting on a sign  from God to guide them. Truth is God already gave the perfect sign long ago. There is but ONE WAY to the perfect place to end this journey. Jesus said He is THE  WAY to the Father. May we each find our way to Him today.

John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me

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Lord, you leave me speechless. You have taken my sin and shame and replaced it with an everlasting covenant with You my God. There are no words to adequately describe the great thing You did when you gave Jesus as an atonement for my sin.Thank you for all you've done!
 
Ezekiel 16: 62  I'll firmly establish my covenant with you and you'll know that I am GOD. 63 You'll remember your past life and face the shame of it, but when I make atonement for you, make everything right after all you've done, it will leave you speechless'" Decree of GOD, the Master
 
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On this day may many come to know that....There is coming a day.  May we each be ready for that day when every knee will bow and every tongue- (wherever they may be) will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.
 
Habakkuk 2:14 For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.
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If today you should feel like your whole world is falling apart, remember this promise from the Creator of  everything...the God of peace who loves you compassionately.
 
Isaiah 54:10 For even if the mountains walk away and the hills fall to pieces, My love won't walk away from you, my covenant commitment of peace won't fall apart." The GOD who has compassion on you says so
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God is very patient with us. giving us time to grow and mature. As we grow and mature we must in turn learn to be patient with God.  God sees us and hears us. He knows when the time is just right to send what we seek. Be patient. Sometimes God chooses to do a slow and sure work.
Meanwhile, friends, wait patiently for the Master's Arrival. You see farmers do this all the time, waiting for their valuable crops to mature, patiently letting the rain do its slow but sure work. James 5:7
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Today  - Do (literallly) unto others (everyone) as you would have them do unto you in both deed and word.  We can choose to build up and restore those who fall or further tear down and destroy them with words that wound... May we be doers of the Word and love as God loves.      If someone falls into sin, forgivingly restore him, saving your critical comments for yourself. You might be needing forgiveness before the day's out. Galatians 6:1
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On this day if you should find yourself in the midst of trouble; hold your head up high for God has concealed you in a safe place. Sing to Him... Praise Him... SHOUT FOR JOY for He has placed you high on a rock out of the enemy's reach.  Hallaleujah!
Psalm 27:5 For he will conceal me there when troubles come; he will hide me in his sanctuary. He will place me out of reach on a high rock. 6 Then I will hold my head high, above my enemies who surround me. At his Tabernacle I will offer sacrifices with shouts of joy, singing and praising the LORD with music.
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When we feel we have drifted far and arrive at our lowest point with our hearts and spirits bruised and broken; there is One who  comes to our rescue. God lovingly mends brokens hearts and gives us strength through His Spirit to carry on once again.   
Ezekiel 34:16 "I will seek the lost, bring back the scattered, bind up the broken and strengthen the sick
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Half hearted thank-yous don't move the heart of most people very much. What about God?  Today move the heart of God.  Give thanks to Him with your whole heart. May we each glorify His glorious name today and forever more.
Psalm 86:12 I give thanks to you, O Lord my God, with my whole heart, and I will glorify your name forever.
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Are you looking up and wishing on stars? Wishes are just prayers desiring to be prayed.  Instead of wishing on stars, look up and pray to the Son. Jesus hears and answers and gives us what we desire when we turn our eyes and our ways to Him.
Psalm 37:4 Take delight in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart. 5 Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act.
 
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To complain and grumble about things and people doesn't accomplish a lot or change a lot.  Be patient in this present world for the return of Jesus Christ is very near!
 
James 5:8 You, too, must be patient. And take courage, for the coming of the Lord is near. 9 Don't grumble about each other, my brothers and sisters, or God will judge you. For look! The great Judge is coming. He is standing at the door!