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Stirring Up Hope for the Forsaken

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Wednesday Walk Though the Bible, Matthew 5:1-12 & 7:28-29 (NIV)

#WednesdayWalk, an occasional exploration of what unknown people might have seen or felt when they witnessed the events in the Bible. This post is from the perspective of a person who encounters Jesus teaching the Beatitudes.

It was another hot day. The dust swirled around my sandals as I hurried along the path. Small stones crunched under my feet as I walked on the barren dirt. My mouth was dry from the heat as sweat dripped down my forehead and back. I was focused on fetching the baskets my father needed when I caught a glimpse of a large crowd on a hillside. I stopped and noticed the people were gathered around a man. “Why would so many people stand and listen to this man in heat like this?” I asked myself.

I hesitated a moment, curious as to why…

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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 a reason to worry, it was her. Because they hid Jews in their home during WWII, Corrie, her sister, and their elderly father were imprisoned in "the deepest hell that man can create". Following are some quotes on worry from… Continue reading Worry Is Like a Rocking Chair

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Don’t Give Out (Or Give Up!)

I had been seeking the Lord for several long weeks about something very important. I wanted to quit what I had been doing for three years. I was someplace I believed God had sent me, but I didn't really see any results from my hard work. I was tired of it! Stressed out! There were… Continue reading Don’t Give Out (Or Give Up!)

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All To Jesus I Surrender

Today, I begin my post with worship. Precious Jesus, we surrender. https://youtu.be/s7jXASBWwwI The Lord keeps bringing this Scripture to my mind: "I have found David son of Jesse, a man after my own heart; he will do everything I want him to do." Acts 13:22 Isn't the key to being a person "after God's own… Continue reading All To Jesus I Surrender

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Can’t Sleep?

One day, I was looking for a particular toy for my son. Stepping on my tippy toes, I blindly reached into a large box on a high shelf in my closet and scooped up a handful of small toys. As I held it up to see if I had the desired toy, this is what… Continue reading Can’t Sleep?

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How to Pray Effectively For an Unbeliever … When You Don’t Know What to Say

Whether I feel defeated or victorious, strong or weak, praying God's Word is always effective. I wrote the following prayer so that I could remember to acknowledge God's promises when I pray, regardless of how I feel. Lord, I pray that you will send your workers into ______’s life to plant the seed and water… Continue reading How to Pray Effectively For an Unbeliever … When You Don’t Know What to Say

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Promises That Will Encourage You To Keep Praying for Someone You Love

Is your heart heavy because someone you love rejects Jesus as Savior? Perhaps he calls himself an atheist. Or maybe, he just refuses to search for Truth and instead stands stubbornly in the darkness, clinging to "intellectual" arguments that support his atheistic beliefs. If you've been praying for someone for a long time, don't give… Continue reading Promises That Will Encourage You To Keep Praying for Someone You Love