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Prayer, Thought for Today, Teaching

I pray this prayer for God's grace given to me a sinner above all sinners to choose me to the ministry. I have not been the same person since that calling, because Jesus is all in me, around me, underneath me to uphold me as I walk in the pathways of righteousness and above me to shine that divine light to follow. My prayer is to all that are secular to come while the breath and blood is warm in your veins; when you have died been secular, you will open your eyes in hell with an unquenchable fire inflicting such an agony as the Bible describes causing weeping and gnashing of teeth for eternity--no end. This my prayer is also for the saved in Jesus Christ to remember that they were conceived in sin, but by God's grace they were saved through faith, repentance, accepting Jesus as their Lord and Savior, and then the Holy Spirit of God immediately came to dwell in their body [soul]. By this grace, me, you and the Apostle Paul were saved through Jesus Christ. Let us all as the Apos…

Fresh Start Devotionals

Grace It would be presumptuous for me to think I could imagine what was going through Adam and Eve’s minds as they stood over Abel’s grave. After knowing innocence, in a way we’ve never known it, they felt the full weight of this terrible crime. In the same way a bright light is more intense in total darkness, this dark sin had to be more intense against the background of their knowledge of goodness. Certainly they suffered because their son was dead. But I’ve got to believe they also suffered because their other son was so spiritually dead that he could kill his own brother. While they ached for their dead son, they had to long for their fugitive son with equal intensity. As the numbness waned, the harsh reality of their emptied nest had to set in. An empty nest is one thing, an emptied nest another. There was no reason why their home had to be so silent, no reason that is except for Cain’s sin. But was it Cain’s sin they were suffering from? In one sense, yes. Cain, in a jealous …

Amazing Grace : 366 Inspiring Hymn Stories for Daily Devotions

March 20 HIGHER GROUND Johnson Oatman Jr., 1856–1922 I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 3:14) How sad it is to observe someone who has never lived up to his real potential. It is tragic to watch an individual who has great ability that is never used simply because he or she lacks the incentive to pursue a worthy goal. Similarly, it is disappointing to see a Christian fail to evidence spiritual growth of any kind. Scripture teaches that Christian maturity or Christlikeness is a process in which we advance from one level to the next, step by step. But the secret of such development is to have an intense desire to fulfill the purpose God has for our lives. “Higher Ground” has been a favorite with many Christians since it was first published in 1898. It expresses so well this universal desire for a deeper spiritual life, continuing on a higher plane of fellowship with God than we have ever before experienced…