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Prayer, Thought for Today

This is my payer from bondage taken from: Romans 8:1-18. 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. 3 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: 4 That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. 5 For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. 6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. 7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. 8 So then they that are in the flesh cannot…

Fresh Start Devotionals

Guardian Angels Lady was a big, black, beautiful German Shepherd mix. Susan got her for “free.” You know what that means don’t you? The owner says: “If you’ll pay for the shots, feed her, build her a house, repair the yard she destroys and mend the fence she breaks, I’ll not charge you to take her off my hands.” Free—that word should not be allowed in reference to an animal. She was our first family dog, we all loved her. She was less than a year old, Jamie was entering Kindergarten … I suppose they were about the same age in “dog years.” Lady had a terrible habit of digging in the back yard or crawling under the fence to run in the corn field across the road from our house. Eventually we bought a “doggie” fence that zzzzzzzzzzzzaped her when she tried to escape. One sunny afternoon I got a call from Susan. “Jim, lady got out and Jamie went chasing after her … I don’t know where they are.” I know it made perfect sense to Jamie to chase after the dog. After all he was SIX years ol…

Amazing Grace : 366 Inspiring Hymn Stories for Daily Devotions

February 28 SWEETER AS THE YEARS GO BY Words and Music by Lelia N. Morris, 1862–1929 The righteous will flourish like a palm tree, they will grow like a cedar of Lebanon; planted in the house of the Lord, they will flourish in the courts of our God. They will still bear fruit in old age, they stay fresh and green, proclaiming, “The Lord is upright; He is my Rock, and there is not wickedness in Him.” (Psalm 92:12–15) For the believer, growing older should mean a greater awareness of God’s love and fellowship as well as a time of greater usefulness in Christian service. The golden years can and should be the most fruitful time of life. A lifetime of companionship with God should result in a mellow and gracious Christ-like spirit. Because there are fewer demands and pressures for life’s necessities, the older Christian should have opportunities for effective ministry that he never before attempted. There is nothing more tragic, however, than to see a professing Christian become disgru…