SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS:
Set your forehead like flint and move through these times with determination to gain the victory in every situation. Refuse to become part of the flow of dissipation, but rather establish and maintain a standard of excellence both spiritually and naturally. Reach higher. Be stronger. Go further. The separation between righteous and unrighteous will continue to widen and become more pronounced. Choose the side of right and good.
Isaiah 50:7 “For the Lord GOD will help me; therefore I will not be disgraced; therefore I have set my face like a flint, and I know that I will not be ashamed.”
Your areas of weakness are now being strengthened. Doug Addison
July 11, 2020. I created and love families. I set the family up as a safe place to learn to love. Adam and Eve had it all, but they chose to sin. One of their children followed sin and killed his brother. You have choices. Always choose to love one another. If you have been hurt in your family, let the one who hurt you know. Then choose to forgive. Bless. Don’t curse. Let love reign supreme. I will help.
James 2:8-9 (NLT2) “Yes indeed, it is good when you obey the royal law as found in the Scriptures: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” But if you favor some people over others, you are committing a sin. You are guilty of breaking the law.” Bev Robinson
July 11, 2020. Patience with others can be a bit challenging at times, right? Patience with yourself can be a whole different issue because you can be your own worst critic. Grant yourself a boatload of grace, just like I did with Peter. I filled his nets with fish when his hopes had shrunk in knowing his taxes were due. What I have instructed you to do is to first love Me and your neighbor as your wonderful self.
Psalm 139:14 (MSG) “Oh yes, You shaped me first inside, then out; You formed me in my mother’s womb. I thank You, High God-You’re breathtaking! Body and soul, I am marvelously made! I worship in adoration-what a creation! You know me inside and out, You know every bone in my body; You know exactly how I was made, bit by bit, how I was sculpted from nothing into something. Like an open book, You watched me grow from conception to birth; all the stages of my life were spread out before You, the days of my life all prepared before I’d even lived one day.” Kevin Robinson
July 11, 2020. I am pleased that your desire is to be in My presence. When you enter My presence nothing will stay the same. Depression must flee and sickness cannot stay. Hatred and judgment cannot stand in My presence and My light dispels all darkness. Come into My presence and let My goodness consume you. Enter My presence by way of praise. Change the way you think and the way you speak and enter into My courts with praise.
Psalm 100:4-5 (NASB) “Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him, bless His name. For the LORD is good; His lovingkindness is everlasting and His faithfulness to all generations.” Jonas Bohlin