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The Power in God's Word

The Power in God's Word…

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Added by Susan Adair-Shankle on December 15, 2011 at 7:17pm — No Comments

I Will Trust You, O Lord!

I WILL TRUST 



I will trust in You, O Lord 

When trials come, I'll trust Your Word. 

I will not doubt nor question You, 

Because I know Your Word is true. 

No matter how difficult things may be, 

I will press on and trust in Thee. 

I will rejoice and give You praise 

My voice to You, I will raise. 



I will trust in You, O King, 

With my whole heart, my everything. 

The …

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Added by Susan Adair-Shankle on December 6, 2011 at 6:32pm — No Comments

Freedom From Anger



There are many times when things can make us upset 

The stresses of life which we try so hard to forget 

Giving in to anger brings nothing but a hardened heart 

A serious condition that can tear your life & soul apart 

The Word instructs us don’t let the sun go down 

In our lives which can leave us with a depressing frown 

We are to never to give in to anger or wrath 

That only throws us off of righteousness’ path 

The Lord knows about the pain this…

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Added by Susan Adair-Shankle on December 6, 2011 at 6:23pm — No Comments

Just a lil something to think about:



•When you get to your wit's end, you'll find God lives there. 

•Opportunity may knock once, but temptation bangs on your front door forever. 

•Quit griping about your church; if it was perfect, you couldn't belong. 

•If the church wants a better pastor, it only needs to pray for the one it has. 

•Peace starts with a smile. 

•A lot of church members who are singing "Standing on the Promises" are just sitting on the premises. 

•Be ye fishers of men. You catch them…

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Added by Susan Adair-Shankle on December 6, 2011 at 6:21pm — No Comments

Redeemed From The Darkness



The Lord witnesses & knows the sadness in one’s eyes 

The devil steals one’s joy; deceiving them with lies 

This includes being let down, lied to, or loss of a loved one 

Or even talked about, as though you are worthless and done 

What Satan intends for bad, the Lord turns it for good 

This is the Lord’s fact that should never be misunderstood 

You & your demised loved ones are still under one accord 

To be absent from the body is to be present with…

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Added by Susan Adair-Shankle on December 6, 2011 at 6:19pm — No Comments

Forgive Us our Christmases

Today’s Truth

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given… (Isaiah 9:6, NIV). 

                                               

Friend to Friend

Once upon a time, a little girl named Mary Beth found herself caught in the pre-Christmas swirl of activity, all of which seemed to be coming to a head on Christmas Eve. Her dad was always scurrying about, loaded down with bundles and burdens. Her mom, under the pressure of…

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Added by Susan Adair-Shankle on December 6, 2011 at 1:47am — No Comments

Perfect By His Will

Never think of perfection as something that is bad 

That word has been taken out of context like a fad 

Never think perfection means being afraid to fail 

It means that one is willing to learn the Lord’s tale 

Jesus knew no sin; his faith was perfect, holy & pure 

His wisdom and knowledge makes us safe & secure 

When we accepted Him as our Savior, His word took effect 

To abide by His will to become pure, wise and perfect 

Through life we learn through…

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Added by Susan Adair-Shankle on December 2, 2011 at 4:21am — No Comments

‎"SO YOU THINK THAT GOD CANT USE YOU? LOOK AT WHO HE USED IN THE BIBLE"



The next time you feel like GOD can't use you, just remember...



Noah was a drunk, Abraham was too old, 

Isaac was a daydreamer,Jacob was a liar,

Leah was ugly, Joseph was abused,

Moses had a stuttering problem, Gideon was afraid,

Samson had long hair and was a womanizer,

Rahab was a prostitute, Jeremiah and Timothy were too young,

David had an affair and was a murderer, Elijah was suicidal,

Isaiah preached naked, Jonah…

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Added by Susan Adair-Shankle on December 2, 2011 at 4:08am — No Comments

To Do List From God



I ran my life in search of worldly things;

My time and will were firmly in control.

I thought I had no need for what God brings;

I gave no heed to murmurs from my soul.





"You're planning, doing all the time," it said,

"But something else is missing deep inside.

Your mind is whirling, but your heart is dead,

So turn to God and let go of your pride."





I did, and God said, "Here's My plan for you:

Give your life to Me, and just let…

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Added by Susan Adair-Shankle on December 2, 2011 at 3:53am — No Comments

When I Say I Am A Christian



When I say ..."I am a Christian,"

I'm not shouting "I am saved"

I'm whispering "I was lost!"

That is why I chose this way."



When I say..."I am a Christian,"

I don't speak of this with pride.

I am confessing that I stumble and need someone to be my guide.



When I say..."I am a Christian,"

I'm not trying to be strong.

I am professing that I'm weak and pray for strength to carry on.



When I say..."I am a Christian,"

I'm not bragging…

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Added by Susan Adair-Shankle on December 2, 2011 at 3:43am — No Comments

Why Do We Worship?

 We worshp just because He"s worthy, we worship the Father because of who He is. We think that worshiping is for Him and it is but it is also for us. We overcome by worship we endure through our worship. When we worship we forget about our troubles oh what a blessing it is to be at the Father's feet and worship Him what a privelage that we have to be able to adore Him. Father for I delight myself in You to worship is my reward what an awesome feeling it is to know that You are here with me I…

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Added by Susan Adair-Shankle on December 2, 2011 at 2:57am — No Comments

What Happens in Heaven When We Pray?

WHAT HAPPENS IN HEAVEN WHEN WE PRAY? ~~author unknown



I dreamt that I went to Heaven and an angel was showing me around. We walked side-by-side inside a large workroom filled with angels. My angel guide stopped in front of the first section and said, ' This is the Receiving Section. Here, all petitions to God said in prayer are received. 



I looked around in this area, and it was terribly busy with so many angels sorting out petitions written on voluminous paper sheets and…

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Added by Susan Adair-Shankle on December 1, 2011 at 11:16pm — No Comments

THE LORD'S TEST



I woke up this morning and knew that today,

The sun would not be shining

and the clouds would be gray.



As I stepped outside,

Rain fell upon my head.

My car wouldn't start

so I walked to school instead.



I forgot all of my assignments

I failed all of my tests.

I dropped my head in disgust

and asked the Lord for one request.



'Lord, why is it that

things won't go my way?'

He gently replied,

'Dear child…

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Added by Susan Adair-Shankle on November 23, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

For the Women of God



Dear Woman of God,

Be still for a while & praise God for His favor, His grace and His awesomeness. God is able to do the impossible and is always near. He loves you unconditionally. Women of God praise Him with your voice in this hour!! All women say this prayer during this hour one for another:

Dear God, I pray for my sisters in Christ whom I love and this is my prayer for them. Help my sisters in Christ & me to live our lives to the fullest. Please cause my…

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Added by Susan Adair-Shankle on November 23, 2011 at 4:53am — No Comments

GODLY CHARACTERISTICS

 Peter had a list of Christian qualities [2peter1:5-7] that he encouraged believers to add to there lives..

VIRTUE-Moral excellence.

KNOWLEDGE-Studying Gods Word to gain wisdom,to stop untruths.

SELF CONTROL-Copying Gods behavior.

PERSEVERANCE-Having a hopeful attitude even in hard times. GODLINESS-Honoring the Lord in everything we do.

BROTHERLY KINDNESS-Showing affection to fellow believers.

LOVE-Sacrificing for the good of others.... So lets start…

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Added by Susan Adair-Shankle on November 23, 2011 at 3:48am — No Comments

By Faith, Not Feelings

By Faith, Not Feelings



I shall not die, I can, I do, believe in the LORD my God, and this faith will keep me alive. 



I would be numbered among those who in their lives are just; but even if I were perfect I would not try to live by my righteousness;



I would cling to the work of the LORD Jesus and still live by faith in Him and by nothing else. If I were able to give my body to be burned for my LORD Jesus, yet I would not trust in my own courage and constancy, but…

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Added by Susan Adair-Shankle on November 19, 2011 at 10:15pm — No Comments

Hope in the coming storm



David gives us a clear picture of Jesus’ attitude in the face of the coming

storm. He speaks prophetically of Christ, saying, “I foresaw the Lord always

before my face, for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved” (Acts

2:25). The literal meaning here is, “I was always in his presence, beholding

his face.” David quoted Jesus as saying, “Therefore did my heart rejoice,

and my tongue was glad; moreover also my flesh shall rest in hope” (2:26).



Here…

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Added by Susan Adair-Shankle on November 19, 2011 at 9:56pm — No Comments

Cowboy Joe (Joke)

Cowboy Joe was telling his fellow cowboys back on the ranch about his first visit to a big-city church. 



"When I got there, they had me park my old truck in the corral," Joe began. 



"You mean the parking lot," interrupted Charlie, a more worldly fellow. 



"I walked up the trail to the door," Joe continued. 



"The sidewalk to the door," Charlie corrected him. 



"Inside the door, I was met by this dude," Joe went on. 



"That would be the…

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Added by Susan Adair-Shankle on November 19, 2011 at 1:13am — No Comments

The Dead Church

A new Pastor in a small Oklahoma town spent the first four days making personal visits to each of the members, inviting them to come to his first services. 



The following Sunday the church was all but empty. Accordingly, the Pastor placed a notice in the local newspapers, stating that, because the…

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Added by Susan Adair-Shankle on November 19, 2011 at 1:07am — No Comments

How Jesus’ Resurrection Can Help You Through Hard Times

Are you going through a hard time? Maybe you recently lost your job, or you’re dealing with a death in your family. Or maybe you’re just not sure anything good in life can happen to you. Whatever you’re dealing with, I want you to know that you’re not alone and something good can come from the tough spot you’re in right now. God promised.



Jesus experienced hard times too…the road to the cross was no small matter. But He had to decide to go through it. He even asked God if it was…

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Added by Susan Adair-Shankle on November 19, 2011 at 1:02am — No Comments

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