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Emotions can be deceptive, misleading and constantly changing. Don’t live by ‘How you FEEL’..

The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? ~ Jeremiah 17:9

Trials and overwhelming circumstances, are meant to bring us to our knees, realizing how truly dependent we are on Christ!!

Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever. ~ Hebrews 13:8

Child of God

Find your identity in Christ. No medal, diploma, accolades, high powered career, mansion upon the hill, fancy clothes, sports car could EVER compare to being a child of the GOD!

Matthew 6:20 – 21 ~ But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal.

For where your treasure is , there will your heart be also.

Psalm 139:13-16 ~ Thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb.

I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.

My substance was not hid from Thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.

Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.

Psalm 139:13-14 ~ LORD, you have searched me and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar.

You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue you know it completely, O LORD

Matthew 5:14 -16 ~ You are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.

Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

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So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom. ~ Psalm 90:12

Lord, make me to know mine end, and the measure of my days, what it is: that I may know how frail I am.

Behold, thou hast made my days as an handbreadth; and mine age is as nothing before thee: verily every man at his best state is altogether vanity. Selah.

Surely every man walketh in a vain shew: surely they are disquieted in vain: he heapeth up riches, and knoweth not who shall gather them.

And now, Lord, what wait I for? my hope is in thee. ~ Psalm 39:4-7

People walk around wearing masks of disguise. Some are drowning in sorrow, others cringing with pain. A smile hides the tears they shed at night.

May the Lord show us, how to be transparent about the struggles we endure daily. He knows and sees all. Nothing takes Him by surprise.

Life is full of joy, sorrow, expectations and dissapointment. Cry out to God in! Cast all your fears and burdens upon Him.

Even when my feelings cause me to question, why things turn out the way that they do; I know deep within my soul, God is in control! I draw near to Him when the world becomes too much to bear. He is the reason I take my next breath. The reason, my heart beats another second.

We will all stand before God someday. Do u know without a doubt, that You’ll spend eternity with Jesus, when u die? You can know today! Don’t let another hour pass without knowing for sure. You don’t want to die tonight in your sins and spend eternity in hell; separated from the ONE who created you and LOVES you more then you could imagine!

There is a big difference between, “believing that Jesus exists” and having a relationship with Him. Having a relationship requires repenting of your sins, confessing that you are a sinner in need of His forgiveness…and asking Him to forgive you.. Confessing that you believe that He shed his blood upon the cross, was buried and rose again in three days..

Growing and maturing as a follower of Jesus requires yielding to God’s will for your life; spending time in the Word (bible), being in prayer constantly and turning your thoughts upon eternity. The worries of today fail in comparison to what life in Heaven will be like. No more tears or sorrow; once we’re home with the Lord!

John 3:36 “Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on him.”

John 5:24 “I assure you, those who listen to my message and believe in God who sent me have eternal life. They will never be condemned for their sins, but they have already passed from death into life.”

John 6:47 “I tell you the truth, he who believes has everlasting life.”

John 8:32 “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”

John 11:25-26 “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?”

John 20:27-29 “Then he said to Thomas, ‘Put your finger here and see my hands. Put your hand into the wound in my side. Don’t be faithless any longer. Believe!’ ‘My Lord and my God!’ Thomas exclaimed. Then Jesus told him, ‘You believe because you have seen me. Blessed are those who haven’t seen me and believe anyway.’

I don’t have a God I can put on a stand
Or a God I hold in the palm of my hand
I have a God that’s holding me
And I don’t have a God that I can create
In the place I live with the money I make
I have a God, He made everything
So I don’t need a temporary man made deity
When I got the real thing
I got the real thing

He’s the Lord of all the earth
The maker of all things
He alone is the one true God
Kingdoms rise and fall
But even through it all
He remains
The one true God

I don’t have a thing that I got on my own
I don’t have a care that I carry alone
But I have a God who’s carrying me
I don’t have sin that He doesn’t forgive
And I don’t have a heart that is worthy of His
But I have a God who still loves me
So I don’t need a temporary man made deity
When I got the real thing
I got the real thing

The Lord of all the earth
The maker of all things
He alone is the one true God
Kingdoms rise and fall
But even through it all
He remains
The one true God

Who is this King of Glory
The Lord strong and mighty
Who is this King of Glory
The Lord strong and mighty
Who is this King of Glory
Who is this King of Glory

He’s the Lord of all the earth
The maker of all things
He alone is the one true God
Kingdoms rise and fall
But even through it all
He remains
The one true God
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Yeah, Yeah
He is He is the one true God
I don’t have a God I can put on a stand
Or a God I hold in the palm of my hand
I have a God that’s holding me – Mark Harris

Again, the devil took Him to a very high mountain.- Matthew 4:8

Satan’s final temptation was a last-ditch effort to corrupt and derail Christ and His saving mission. The greatest of all adversaries sought to complete a sinister bargain in which extremely attractive and enticing possessions were offered to Jesus in exchange for His subservience to Satan.

The location (“a very high mountain”) where Satan took Jesus no doubt allowed them to have a comprehensive view of the earth for hundreds of miles in every direction. But their vantage point was clearly spiritual and supernatural as well. They would have seen the power and dominance of Rome, the glories of Egypt, and the splendor of various Greek city-states. All the wonders of the ancient world, including the magnificence of Jerusalem, would have been included.

As the King of kings, Jesus already had the rights to own and govern all the world’s kingdoms, but Satan tried to twist that reality for his own purposes. He wanted Jesus to leap ahead of God’s promised plan and reign as a king before it was fully time to do so—and at the unthinkable cost of worshiping him. If our enemy can tempt Jesus to be impatient and impulsive and grasp things prematurely, that is all the more reason for us to be on guard against such attacks.

Ask Yourself

Timing is everything. And Jesus displayed an infallible sense of what to do—and when—in every situation. Is there anything in your own life that you’re trying to speed ahead with, whether God wants you slowing down or not? Find peace in His timing. It’s always perfect—more perfect than we think.

From Daily Readings from the Life of Christ, Vol. 1, John MacArthur. Copyright © 2008. Used by permission of Moody Publishers, Chicago, IL 60610, http://www.moodypublishers.com

We were predestined “to the end that we who were the first to hope in Christ should be to the praise of His glory” (Eph. 1:12).

Preeminence implies supreme standing, picturing one who excels over all others in a particular quality or achievement. There is no one more preeminent than God.

Ephesians 1:12 underscores that truth. You were redeemed and granted an eternal inheritance that God might be glorified. Certainly you benefit greatly from salvation, but God’s glory is the primary issue.

Our man-centered culture doesn’t share that perspective. Sadly, its self-seeking and self-glorifying mentality has crept into the church, and even the gospel itself has been subjected to its influence. For example sin is often defined by how it affects man, not how it dishonors God. Salvation is often presented as a means of receiving what Christ offers, not a mandate to obey what He commands. Many modern-day evangelists have reduced the gospel to little more than a formula by which people can live a happy and more fulfilling life. The focus has shifted from God’s glory to man’s benefit.

Such a convoluted gospel fuels the fire of self-love and self-exaltation.

As believers we know better than that. We know that the purpose of life is to glorify God. That means living to His glory is to govern everything we do.

What higher or more noble purpose could life afford? “Forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead,” Paul said he pressed “on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus” (Phil. 3:13-14). Keep that goal clearly in mind in all you do today. By doing so your day will be to the praise of God’s glory!

Suggestions for Prayer:

* Praise God for His preeminence in all things.
* Pray for opportunities to speak of His preeminence to others, remembering that they will see Him in your actions as well as your words.

For Further Study:

Read Job 38:42:6

* How did God convince Job of His surpassing knowledge and power?
* What was Job’s response?

From Drawing Near by John MacArthur Copyright © 1993. Used by permission of Crossway Books, a division of Good News Publishers, Wheaton, IL 60187, http://www.crossway.com.

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