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Return To The Lord – And Be Blessed By Him.

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Learning From God's Word

Lord, the return of Your people to Jerusalem was more than a geographical return. It was a spiritual return. Help us to return to You – and to seek Your blessing (Ezra 8:21). Without Your blessing, we are nothing. Help us to hold on to Your promise: “The hand of our God is for good upon all that seek Him” (Ezra 8:22).

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Encouragement

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Wednesday’s devotion encouragement at Our Daily Bread https://odb.org/2018/11/14/bound-to-encourage/ helps us to realise our encouragement matters to others. Observing the downcast hurts me. Even I have been ridiculed of my dream. We only have one mouth. We can choose to put it to speak to others. In the end, I encourage the downcast to reach their great and impossible dreams for God and for others.

Morning Prayer:

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Morning Prayer:

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FATHER GOD,

We lift up our prayers, our souls, and our lives to You today. Please, lead us and guide throughout this day. Cause Your way to be made known to us and Your favor to rest upon us. Help us navigate the ups and downs of this day. You are our hope and stay. In Jesus’ mighty name, we pray, AMEN!

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Have you ever..?

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Gossip Rumour

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Encounter gossips and rumours
Choose to
Decide to
HALT

The spreading of the
Infectious words
Scandalous stories

Refuse own participation
Take courage
Being brave enough to

Speak and declare
Don’t want to hear
Don’t care to repeat
What is being said

Such actions help to
Stop a rumour
Stop gossip

Before it spreads
Infecting others
Cause more pain


Inspiration On: Monday, 31 July 2017
Edited On: Saturday, 5 August 2017

Being a quiet person, there are times I repeat on what is being said. Parrot. I served in the administrative role in my previous job. A family business where family matters and business matters were mixed. I believe in getting along with everybody. When they have issues with each other, they pour out to me. I feel so grateful to be trusted and believed. However, I can feel drained. Because all the word attached to me and can effect my perception towards the spoken party. Thus I lose my temper towards one of the spoken party. I feel convicted inside. Thus I met that spoken party to reconcile. That spoken party is forgiving and we agreed to work well for the company. Thank God for the great relationship. Sometimes, when I go somewhere and passed by the office, I just go to the office to say hi to everyone. The moral value of the story is: be careful of the spoken words from the other party. Check but don’t let it attach onto you. Karen Ehman (the author of ‘Keep it Shut’) commends a quiet girl who can speak up for herself and others. I need to learn from that quiet girl when and how to answer. A few months ago, a friend repeats some rumour about an actress. I’m surprised with my answer. It may not be the case. Most likely those people are jealous of her being famous. Once I watch her performance, instantly I can sense she is a great mimicker. Wish you all have good days and thank you.

The Importance of Prayer Partners

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Ecclesiastes 4:9-12

Keeping your arms raised for a period of time might not seem like a difficult task—until you try it. No matter how strong you are, you’ll eventually find it impossible to hold them up, as if a 20-pound weight were strapped to each one.

In Exodus 17:8-16, Moses was faithfully praying on a hill while his soldiers were below, fighting the Amalekites. As long as his arms were raised, the Israelites prevailed. But he couldn’t maintain this posture on his own for very long. He needed Aaron and Hur to hold up his hands.

The Lord never expected Moses to do the job by himself. Nor is He going to let any one of us be absolutely independent—that isn’t how He operates. God has built His church in such a way that the world will recognize Christians by their love toward one another (John 13:35). As we ultimately…

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Truth 

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Anyone can find…

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Sacred Touches

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Power in Holy Spirit

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Conviction of sins
Confess our sins
Receive forgiveness of sins
Sins are forgiven
Forgiveness from the living God

The dwelling of the Holy Spirit
We seek the presence of the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit dwells within us
Chasing the interaction with God
The quiet moments with the Lord

Enable and empower us to
Acknowledge our sins
Deal with our sins
Grant us power to overcome temptations
Detect the wiles of the devil

Prevent us from
Sinning against the Lord
Prevent us from
Trespassing against the Lord

Victory from sins
Through the
Power of the Holy Spirit
By trusting in the Lord Jesus Christ


Inspiration On: Saturday, 13 May 2017 at 8:50pm
Revised On: Sunday, 14 May 2017 at 4:17pm

Great to listen to the preacher to preach about seeking the company of the Lord through our quiet moments. That reminds me of my enjoyment time with my ex-mentors and close friends. I particularly enjoy their presence through our activities. Oh. I feel so relieved of the pressure from my cell leader. Lord Jesus, thank You. Because she wants to see God to move powerfully through miracles. Inside, I cry a lot to the Lord. How can I stand this kind of request? And I tell God that I am weak and easily get affected. So I tell God I have made many mistakes and need a godly mentor. Suddenly, the preacher validates my upset. He preaches if people seeks the presence of the Holy Spirit just to get His blessings, it will chase the Holy Spirit away. Finally, I feel so happy. I can feel the Holy Spirit is happy. God bless you all for reading my poetry to minister.

Father God open…

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Sacred Touches

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Dancing With God

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Susan Irene Fox

Don’t criticize me for my dance

with God, who brings me confidence.

He lifts my mind up from despair

because I know He’s everywhere.

The Father’s lavish love implants

my heart with kindness in advance

of meeting strangers unaware,

because I know He’s everywhere.

Through Jesus, grace shows evidence

of living water when dispensed

without condition, freely shared

because I know He’s everywhere.

The Spirit helps my faith advance,

in trust, and bloom, mature-enhance

the way I see; become aware

because I know He’s everywhere.

In gentle arms, I take a chance

to follow Him in this deep dance,

and heart to heart I sigh in prayer

because I know He’s everywhere.

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God’s Treasure

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Pure Glory

by Hazel Straub

How many times have you judged someone, by how they look on the outside? Discounted others or even yourself because of some perceived flaw? Although, chipped and cracked jars of clay, we carry wonderful treasure inside of us. God has chosen us, as carriers of his treasure. It is those cracks that allow the glow of God’s glory light to shine.

Valuable! No matter how broken, God values you. Man looks on the outside, but God looks at the heart. Treasured vessel, lit with his life and surrounded and immersed in his love!

Our bodies are made of clay, yet we have the treasure of the Good News in them. This shows that the superior power of this treasure belongs to God and doesn’t come from us. (2 Corinthians 4:7 NOG)

© Crown of Glory International Ministries. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written…

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One That Taketh A Dog by the Ears

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God gave us the mind to protect the heart, not usurp it

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John Eldredge sums his whole message in his Identity of the Heart devotional. 

Merry Christmas

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Wish everybody merry Christmas through Anna 😃

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I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas.

It is Jesus Christ’s Birthday again
To remind us that God is always with us
So let’s celebrate this Christmas
With hope in the heart
As our Messiah will be always to guide us

You can see better how God works in your life
By looking around you
And see the people
That are deprived of a decent life
Be thankful!
Be happy!
Be merry!
Merry Christmas!

Glory to God in the Highest,
And on Earth Peace to people of good will.
Glory to the Newborn King.
Pray for Peace.

Thank you for your support.

God Bless you all.

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That’s My God!!

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Grace paced living in a burnout culture

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In this digital age era, we are in need of God more to exercise and to live in God’s grace and mercy. Most of us can identify with many voices stated in Grace Paced Living in a burnout culture and are stuck in it. Let us rest in God’s grace through Jesus to perform our daily job in our lives. 

Prayer

Heavenly Father, many times we have fallen short from your grace. O Lord, enable us to perform our job as unto You and bless us on the job that You assign to us. Then grant us the rest and peace from our labour. In Jesus’ name I ask. Amen. 

YOUR KISS OF LOVE

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A response for Jesus’ sacrifice for redeeming mankind from sins.

Strength

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Why don’t we exercise our faith?

Faith by Bill Johnson

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2 Chronicles 16:9 The Eyes of The Lord

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Psalm 28:7

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When Our Hands are Guided

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Do we allow the light of God to hold our hearts and hands as depicted in this poetry?

Ancient Skies

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When our hands are guided by the light, they will paint and write

the beauty and hope, that we all need.

May all our hands be guided,

giving from the best,

from our hearts

filled

with light.

      

Poetry and Image © Copyright 2016, Ancient Skies

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The Three Men on Three Trees

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Proverbs 10:17-21 with poetry

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An anonymous poetry speaks to me during my devotion time. It is about a wise owl. It points to the book of proverbs 10:17-21. “He who restrains his lips is wise,” verse 11 is the emphasize of the whole verse.

Lord, grants us wisdom when to restrain our lips. Restrain our lips at the right time. May we be a good listener. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

Faith Without Action Is Nothing

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Do you have a hard time separating human type and faith type of? May this article helps you in your walk with Jesus. I thank my Lord to stumble upon this article to clear my confusion in believing action by faith.

Thankful Prayer

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May this helps your walk in Jesus. 🙂

Nancy Winningham

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Source: Thankful Prayer

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Courage In The Midst Of Crisis

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Obstacles and adversities
Filling own path
Fear overwhelms own soul

Trust in the Lord Jesus
In all my ways
Acknowledge Him

Thus instill
Courage in the midst of crisis
Enable self to be more assertive

Awaiting His instructions
Jump to the next destination
Resting in His love


Inspiration On: Tuesday, 7 August 2016 around 4pm

Current life situation seems improving. However, many people persuade me to extend the contract. I thank the Lord for the strength to speak out not to get their hopes high on me. Knowing the person whom the Lord anoints to guide me in career and business is running a trustworthy business. This reminds me of Gideon who needs God to confirm the anointing and victory. (Judges 6-8) God bless you all for reading my poetry to minister.

Attitude of Sheep towards Shepherd

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Prayer Quotes

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*20 Great Quotes on Prayer :*

●” The greatest thing anyone can do for God or man is pray.” – *S. D. Gord on ‘*

● “Prayer is where the action is.” – *John Wesley*

● “Satan does not care how many people read about prayer if only he can keep them from praying.”
– *Paul E.Billheimer.* : .

● “Don’t pray when you feel like it. Have an appointment with the Lord and keep it. A man is powerful on his knees.”
– *Corrie Ten Boom*

● “Satan trembles when he sees the weakest Christian on his knees.”
– *William Cowper*

● “I would rather teach one man to pray than ten men to preach.”
– *Charles Spurgeon*

● “The man who mobilizes the Christian church to pray will make the greatest contribution to world evangelization in history.”
– *Andrew Murray*

● “We have to pray with our eyes on God, not on the difficulties.”
– *Oswald Chambers*

● “There is no other activity in life so important as that of prayer. Every other activity depends upon prayer for its best efficiency.”
– *M.E. Andross*

● “He who runs from God in the morning will scarcely find Him the rest of the day.” – *John Bunyan*

● “I have seen many men work without praying, though I have never seen any good come out of it; but I have never seen a man pray without working.”
– *James Hudson Taylor*

● “Prayer is not learned in a classroom but in the closet.” – *E. M. Bounds*

● “We must begin to believe that God, in the mystery of prayer, has entrusted us with a force that can move the Heavenly world, and can bring it’s power down to earth.”
– *Andrew Murray*

● “Prayer is not asking. Prayer is putting oneself in the hands of God, at His disposition, and listening to His’ voice in the depth of our hearts.”
– *Mother Teresa*

● “Relying on God has to begin all over again every day as if nothing had yet been done.”
– *C.S. Lewis*

● “The more you pray, the less you’ll panic. The more you worship, the less you worry. You’ll feel more patient and less pressured.”
– *Rick Warren*

● “I have so much to do that I shall spend the first three hours in prayer.”
– *Martin Luther*

● “Prayer does not fit us for the greater work; prayer is the greater work.”
– *Oswald Chambers*

● “He who kneels the most, stands the best.”
– *D.L. Moody*

● “I’ll always say my prayers…and if God doesn’t answer them at once I shall know it’s because He’s planning something better for me.”
– *Johanna Spyri / Heidi*

God’s Masterpiece

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God’s Masterpiece

May Jonathan’s experience and insights able to edify you all. The Lord blesses you in the name of Jesus Christ.

Jonathan Camac

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When you look at the canvas of your life, what do you see?

Maybe you see it riddled with mistakes. The lines might not be straight. Parts of the drawing have gone outside of the lines. The paper is torn, dirty. Stains splattered across the painting serve as a constant reminder of past mistakes [1]. People in the painting are blurry, once good friends have become un-recognisable.

No form of eraser or glue can fix the mess which you’ve created.

What would you give to start again? How much money would you pay to have your messy, torn up canvas turned into a masterpiece?

For we are God’s masterpiece.’ – Ephesians 2:9

We don’t become God’s masterpiece after we have fixed up the canvas of our life. Not God’s masterpiece once we’ve sorted out those messy lines and torn edges.  We are God’s masterpiece. Not in a few weeks, months or…

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Hues

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Criticizing and Judging Others

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