Month: January 2014

“My Father’s Business”..

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And he said to them,
“Why is it that you sought Me?
Did you not know that I must be
about My Father’s business?”
Luke 2 : 49

At the age of twelve, when Jesus visited the temple
during the Passover and saw the priests
and the bleeding lamb on the alter, inspiration tells us.
-“The mystery of His mission was opened
to the Saviour.” {The Desire of Ages, p,78 EGW}

Jesus’ first public debate revealed His sense of mission.
The Holy Spirit had revealed to Him that He was appointed –
‘to preach the gospel; to heal the brokenhearted;
and to offer freedom to the captives in sin.’

At the well in Samaria – His own physical hunger
could not make Him forget His ‘mission.’

When death was approaching –
He reaffirmed that He had come-
‘to seek and save the lost.’

After His resurrection –
He made it clear that His mission was –
to send out his disciples –
“I have sent you – with My mission”

We have been set in the world
as watchmen and light-bearers –
To take a  message to a perishing world.
{EGW-Evangelism
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Let us ask God to help us be those light-bearers
– with a Mission.

Wishing you a “Happy Sabbath.”

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“The power of GIVING..”

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Sometimes your presence is worth a thousand words.

Be a Giver – A smile;  a greeting; a warm reaction;
A hug can go a long way in making someone
feel accepted and appreciated.

And don’t just give – Give liberally, cheerfully,
above and beyond the normal

Proverbs 3 : 27 
“Do not withhold good from them to whom it is due,
when it is in the power of  your hand to do so.”

Offer words of praise, encouragement, thanks, and  kindness.-
Send a note of appreciation.
Sharing “Blessings” with others is a choice.

Choose to make a difference today!
God has designed us for fellowship with other people.
Communicate clearly and lovingly.

Wishing you a Blessed Sabbath – and a peaceful weekend.

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“Who will you serve?”

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“If you don’t want to serve the LORD,
you must choose for yourselves today,
whom you will serve.”
Joshua 24 : 15 

God’s invitation is clear and nonnegotiable.
He gives all and wants us to give Him all of ourselves.

He is clear in what he asks and clear in what He offers.
The ‘choice’ is up to us. God leaves the choice up to us.

Think about it- there are some things in life we can’t choose –
We can’t choose the weather / the economy/
or how people respond to us.

But, we can Choose –  where we spend eternity.

God leaves it to us – The critical decision is ours.

Make it the ‘decision’ that really maters.

Keep your eyes fixed on HIM.

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“HAPPY SABBATH”..

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“Take Courage..”


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“Have I not commanded you?
Be strong and of good courage;
do not be afraid, nor be dismayed,
for the Lord your God is with you
wherever you go.”  Joshua 1 : 9

What will give us freedom from fear?
Learn to trust God -Trust His plan for our life.
‘Courage’ – is knowing that God is with us –
and  He will never fail us.

When mountains of difficulties
seem to rise up ahead of you-
Trust God to change the circumstances.
And even if it does not happen-
have faith that He knows what is best for us .

“When in faith we take hold of His strength,
He will change, wonderfully change,
the most hopeless, discouraging outlook.
He will do this for the Glory of His name.”  {E.G White}

The roots of courage and
fearlessness are faith and devotion.
Jesus said- “Be of good cheer:” -“Don’t be afraid.”
Help me / you to draw strength
from the promise of the text for today.

May God go with you- Happy Sabbath.

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“PRAISE!”

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“Surely goodness and mercy
shall follow me all the days of my life;
And I shall dwell in the house of the Lord –
Forever.”   Psalms  23 : 6

I am so glad that God is my Father and my Friend-
and I can have the promise of His blessings in my life.

In Psalms 16:1 – David says of God -“
You will show me the path of life;
in Your presence is fullness of joy;
at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.”

God will never fail us or change His mind about us.
In His loving care we have a shelter in the storm
and a haven when life knocks us around.
In His loving care we can have a generous heart
because He provides abundantly.
Read Psalms 23.

“Praise His holy Name.”
He is a wonderful, powerful God-and He loves me.

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New Year- 2015 – “Greetings!”

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“Fear not,  for I am with you;
be not dismayed,  for I am your God.
I will strengthen you,  yes, I will help you;
I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.”
Isaiah 41 : 10
 

A Happy and Blessed New Year – on this first Day of 2015!
And it will be- as we begin every day with God and his Word!

Today’s text- contains five promises.
Claim it as we walk into the unknown.
The untried paths of another year with confidence and trust.
Meditate on these five promises:-

1.“I am with you.”
Walk with Him in the next 365 days- and expect good things.
For He will show you – “the path of life”
and in His presence “is fullness of joy.” {Ps. 16:11}

2. “I am your God.”
With God with us we can face the trials we may encounter.
For He has said- “Nothing can separate us from the LOVE of God.”
{Romans 8:35-39}

3. “I will strengthen you.” 
By nature we are weak –
but God has made provision that through Him,
we may be “partakers of His divine nature.”
{2 Peter 1:4} and have the strength to resist.

4. “I will help you.” 
With God we can turn every trial into triumph,
every adversary into achievement,
every misfortune into mastery,
and every calamity into conquest.

5. “I will uphold you… with my right hand.”  
The hands that uphold the worlds in space-
and the planets in orbits, will sustain us always-
has promised us to keep us from falling.
“I am with you always…” {Matthew 28:20)

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