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Monday’s Verse, 7/19/21

“Don’t be afraid,” the prophet answered. “Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.”

17 And Elisha prayed, “Open his eyes, Lord, so that he may see.” Then the Lord opened the servant’s eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha. 2 Kings 6:16-17 NIV Read full chapter

God’s spiritual army … is at work for every believer in any age who takes on spiritual forces.”

David Jeremiah

With Love, Cindy

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Who’s Molding the Clay?

Sometimes I just shake my head in amazement at how easily the American mind has been shaped by the world. Current trends have more influence over what we believe than we would like to admit. It makes me ask, “Who’s molding the clay?”

“Yet you, LORD, are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand.” Isaiah 64:8 NIV

I have had the privilege to observe the world though the 1950’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, and beyond to the present day. The changes I have seen are shocking. People’s attitudes and beliefs have changed dramatically.

Some molding of the mind has been good. For example, the importance of recycling has been beneficial. That didn’t just happen. Through education the thinking of people was shaped to believe it was important. This is especially obvious if you worked in the schools.

Some of what people have been educated to believe is not good. We have to ask ourselves, is God molding the clay of my mind or is the world?

Take the belief, “Women should be in control of their own bodies.” This pops up all the time. Young people think this is a given because of societal influence, television, and the media. Societal pressure says there is no room for debate. Accept the beliefs of the culture, or be called a hater. The problem is, once one accepts the belief that women should control their own bodies and that nothing can override it, abortion becomes acceptable. Some say it is the lesser of two evils.

Where do you draw the line anyway? at 6 weeks, 3 months, 9 months? after birth? Once one accepts the belief that a woman should control her own body, there is no line. A woman can kill her baby anytime she sees fit. Why? Because nothing trumps the woman’s right to choose. This is why abortion has gotten so out of hand and why some states are fighting to expand abortion rights.

My point is this: the world has too much influence on what people believe and think. But God’s Word says,

“See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces of this world rather than on Christ.” Colossians 2:8 NIV

All you have to do is watch popular TV shows to see what I mean. Things that were once considered disgraceful are now presented as completely normal through movies and television sitcoms. Who are we allowing to mold the clay? The Bible says,

“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.” Romans 12:2 NIV

God is more interested in changing our heart than changing our circumstances. He is more interested in molding the clay of our minds than fixing all our problems.

How to Allow God to Mold the Clay

  1. Read God’s Word daily.
  2. Meet together with God’s people.
  3. Be intentional about what we fill our minds with through books and television.
  4. Pray for God to mold the clay of our hearts and minds.
  5. Allow God to renew our minds and circumcise our hearts.

A Prayer

God, Mold me and make me into the person You want me to be. Circumcise my heart and make me pure. Renew my mind according to Your Word. In Jesus’ Name, Amen

With Love, Cindy

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Verses for Meditation, 7/15/21

“Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.” Luke 12:6-7 NIV Read full chapter

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Quote of the Week, 7/14/21

When we go through difficulty, the love of another person is the warm blanket of affection that drives the cold away.”

david jeremiah

“Two are better than one,
    because they have a good return for their labor:
10 If either of them falls down,
    one can help the other up.
But pity anyone who falls
    and has no one to help them up.
11 Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm.
    But how can one keep warm alone?
12 Though one may be overpowered,
    two can defend themselves.
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.” Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 NIV

With Love, Cindy

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Tuesday’s Verse, 7/13/21

“What do you think? If a man owns a hundred sheep, and one of them wanders away, will he not leave the ninety-nine on the hills and go to look for the one that wandered off? 13 And if he finds it, truly I tell you, he is happier about that one sheep than about the ninety-nine that did not wander off. 14 In the same way your Father in heaven is not willing that any of these little ones should perish.” Matthew 18:12-14 NIV

With Love, Cindy

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Monday’s Verse, 7/12/21

“And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the Lord. And, behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the Lord; but the Lord was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but the Lord was not in the earthquake:

And after the earthquake a fire; but the Lord was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice.” 1 Kings 19:11-12 KJV

With Love, Cindy

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Sunday’s Memory Verse, 7/11/21

Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:31-32 NIV Read full chapter

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Worry Is Like a Rocking Chair

Corrie Ten Boom was a prisoner and survivor of Ravensbruck Concentration Camp. If anyone ever had an excuse to worry, it was her. Corrie, her sister, and their elderly father were whisked from their home and sent to Ravensbruck Concentration Camp, “the deepest hell that man can create”¹ because they were caught hiding Jews during WWII. Following are some quotes on worry from Corrie.

“Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength. It does not enable us to escape evil. It makes us unfit to face evil when it comes. It is the interest you pay on trouble before it comes.”

“Worry is like a rocking chair; it keeps you busy but does not bring you farther.”

Corrie Ten Boom’s book, The Hiding Place, had a profound effect on me as a young adult. Her faith and trust in Jesus Christ will encourage you through any trial you may find yourself in today.

Corrie lived her life, before and after Ravensbruck, serving the Lord Jesus Christ.

“Do not be anxious or worried about anything, but in everything [every circumstance and situation] by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, continue to make your [specific] requests known to God. And the peace of God [that peace which reassures the heart, that peace] which transcends all understanding, [that peace which] stands guard over your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus [is yours].” Philippians 4:6-7 AMP

So many times, people say, “I’m a worrier. I worry about everybody.” It’s as if they think it’s a badge of honor. It’s not! To worry means we are not trusting God. To please God, we must have faith. We must trust Him.

And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.” Hebrews 11:6 NIV

If I have learned anything on my Christian journey of 60+ years, it is this: Seek God with all your heart. Love Him with all your heart. Trust Him with all your heart. Obey His Word with all your heart. If you do that, He will take care of everything else.

With Love, 

Cindy

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1The Hiding Place, by Corrie Ten Boom