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October 25, 2100 6 a.m. Scriptures

Psalm 25:8-9 Good and upright is the Lord; therefore He instructs sinners in His ways. He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them His way.

Psalm 25:12 Who, then, is the man that fears the Lord? He will instruct him in the way chosen for him.

Psalm 25:14a The Lord confides in those who fear Him.

Psalm 25:15 My eyes are ever on the Lord, for only He will release my feet from the snare.

Psalm 105:4 Look to the Lord and His strength; seek His face always.

Proverbs 25:28 Like a city whose walls are broken down is a man who lacks self-control.

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Scriptures Oct. 24, 2011 10 p.m.

Psalm 24:4-5 He who has clean hands and a pure heart who does not lift up his soul to an idol or swear by what is false. He will receive blessings from the Lord and vindication from God his Savior.

Psalm 84:2 My soul yearns, even faints, for the courts of the Lord; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.

Psalm 84:11 For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor, no good thing does He withhold from those whose walk is blameless.

Psalm 104:3b-4 He makes the clouds His chariot and rides on the wings of the wind. He makes winds His messengers, flames of fire His servants.

Psalm 104:29-30 When You hide Your face, they are terrified. When you take away their breath, they die and return to the dust. When You send Your Spirit, they are created, and You renew the face of the earth.

Proverbs 24:10 If you falter in times of trouble, how small is your strength!

Proverbs 24:11-12 Rescue those being led away to death; hold back those staggering toward slaughter. If you say, “But we knew nothing about this,” does not He who weighs the heart perceive it? Does not He who guards your life know it? Will He not repay each person according to what he has done?

Proverbs 24:17-18 Do not gloat when your enemy falls; when he stumbles, do not let your heart rejoice, or the Lord will see and disapprove and turn His wrath away from him.

 

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Scriptures Prayed October 22, 2011 7 a.m.

As I read the Bible, I pull out verses that really speak to me and so that is what some of these posts will be.

Psalm 22:9-10 Yet You brought me out of the womb; You made me trust in You even at my mother’s breast. From birth I was cast upon You; from my mother’s womb You have been my God.

Psalm 42:1-2 As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for You, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God?

Psalm 62:1-2 My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from Him. He alone is my Rock and my Salvation; He is my fortress, I will never be shaken.

Psalm 62:5 Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from Him.

 

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Prayer from October 22, 2011 6:30 a.m.

Dear Lord, I thank You so much for Your work and blessings in my life. I can’t even begin to list everything. Thank You especially for Your presence and for speaking to my heart and for continuing to renew and transform me. Thank You, Lord, for the transformation in my family, too. We are so much happier and fulfilled and You meet all of our needs. Thank You for increasing our faith and helping us to persevere. We see You at work, restoring and re-building and causing all things to work together for our good. We praise You, Heavenly Father! We glorify You, Jesus! Praises to the Great I Am! Lord, I worship You – I thank You that You inhabit our praise. I thank You, Lord, that Your  mercies are new every  morning. I thank You, that the heavens declare Your glory – I see You in the sunrise, the sunset, everywhere – all day – and I praise You, Lord.

Father, fill us with Your Holy Spirit – convict us where we need to improve – help us let go of distractions and hindrances. Help us be totally devoted to You, alone. Speak to us through Your Word as we seek You every day. Mold us into vessels to be used by You. May Your Holy Fire burn within us – taking away impurities and refining us for Your service. Create a clean heart within us, Lord. Renew a right spirit within us. Grow us up in You. Lead us, guide us, and comfort and encourage us. We thank You for Your favor. Make the desires of our hearts match Your desires, O Lord. May Your will be done in our lives, rule us with Your just causes. Put a burden in our hearts for Your will to be done in our lives so that we may bring glory and honor unto You, Lord, Jesus. Be the words that we speak and help us, cause us, to be a blessing to others. O Lord, help us to bring others to You, to know You and to know not only Your love for them, but to truly know You. Help me to not be a hindrance to anyone. I thank You, Lord, that You are completing and will complete the work You have begun in us. I commit all of me to You, Lord.

Please be over and direct the nursing home service this Sunday and the next. Please guide and be in control over my part in it and help work out all the details.

Please open or close the door to me volunteering at the North Jefferson Women’s Center according to Your will.

Please increase and encourage Jerry’s desire to serve You and show him which way to go. Open only the doors You want for Jerry to walk through. Fill him with Your Holy Spirit and set Jerry on fire for Jesus! Give him courage and boldness for You. Open Jerry’s spiritual eyes and ears to hear from You, Lord – and then give him the desire; the yearning, to share You with those who do not know You. Increase Jerry’s and my hunger for Your Word, our thirst for Your Spirit. As we seek You, draw us ever nearer that we may abide in You. Let us NOT drift away from You, Lord, keep us close, Father. Let us not become complacent! Let us NOT take our relationship with You for granted. May we NEVER return to the state of depravity that You have raised us out of.

Lord, I thank You that You are in control of Dec. 2, 2011 (a court date we had) it is no surprise to You and we trust You! -continued aloud because my hand is tired, lol.

 

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Project on Suffering for Jesus with His help, comfort, joy, peace January 11-13, 2012

Suffer – 3958 – Greek – pascho, akin to penthos 3997

pascho – to suffer, to be acted on: endured, endured sufferings, suffer, suffered, suffering, suffers

penthos – a prim. word – mourning – mournings

Dictionary: suffer – to feel pain or distress; sustaing loss, injury, harm, or punishment and to tolerate or endure evil, injury, pain, or death

Synonyms: bear, endure, stand, live with

Verses with 3958 – pascho – to suffer – relating to our situation

2 Corinthians 1:3-11 (NIV)

3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. 5 For just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ, so also our comfort abounds through Christ. 6 If we are distressed, it is for your comfort and salvation; if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which produces in you patient endurance of the same sufferings we suffer. 7 And our hope for you is firm, because we know that just as you share in our sufferings, so also you share in our comfort.

8 We do not want you to be uninformed, brothers and sisters,[a] about the troubles we experienced in the province of Asia. We were under great pressure, far beyond our ability to endure, so that we despaired of life itself. 9 Indeed, we felt we had received the sentence of death. But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead. 10 He has delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us again. On him we have set our hope that he will continue to deliver us, 11 as you help us by your prayers. Then many will give thanks on our behalf for the gracious favor granted us in answer to the prayers of many.

Galatians 3:3-5 (NIV)

3 Are you so foolish? After beginning by means of the Spirit, are you now trying to finish by means of the flesh?[a] 4 Have you experienced[b] so much in vain—if it really was in vain? 5 So again I ask, does God give you his Spirit and work miracles among you by the works of the law, or by your believing what you heard?

Philippians 1:27-30

27 Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ. Then, whether I come and see you or only hear about you in my absence, I will know that you stand firm in the one Spirit,[a] striving together as one for the faith of the gospel 28 without being frightened in any way by those who oppose you. This is a sign to them that they will be destroyed, but that you will be saved—and that by God. 29 For it has been granted to you on behalf of Christ not only to believe in him, but also to suffer for him, 30 since you are going through the same struggle you saw I had, and now hear that I still have.

2 Timothy 1:11-14

11 And of this gospel I was appointed a herald and an apostle and a teacher. 12 That is why I am suffering as I am. Yet this is no cause for shame, because I know whom I have believed, and am convinced that he is able to guard what I have entrusted to him until that day.

13 What you heard from me, keep as the pattern of sound teaching, with faith and love in Christ Jesus. 14 Guard the good deposit that was entrusted to you—guard it with the help of the Holy Spirit who lives in us.

I Peter 2:19-25

19 For it is commendable if someone bears up under the pain of unjust suffering because they are conscious of God. 20 But how is it to your credit if you receive a beating for doing wrong and endure it? But if you suffer for doing good and you endure it, this is commendable before God. 21 To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps.

22 “He committed no sin,
and no deceit was found in his mouth.”

23 When they hurled their insults at him, he did not retaliate; when he suffered, he made no threats. Instead, he entrusted himself to him who judges justly. 24 “He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds you have been healed.” 25 For “you were like sheep going astray,” but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.

1 Peter 3:14-17

14 But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. “Do not fear their threats; do not be frightened.” 15 But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, 16 keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander. 17 For it is better, if it is God’s will, to suffer for doing good than for doing evil.

1 Peter 4:12-19

12 Dear friends, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come on you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. 13 But rejoice inasmuch as you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed. 14 If you are insulted because of the name of Christ, you are blessed, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you. 15 If you suffer, it should not be as a murderer or thief or any other kind of criminal, or even as a meddler. 16 However, if you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, but praise God that you bear that name. 17 For it is time for judgment to begin with God’s household; and if it begins with us, what will the outcome be for those who do not obey the gospel of God? 18 And,

“If it is hard for the righteous to be saved,
what will become of the ungodly and the sinner?”[a]

19 So then, those who suffer according to God’s will should commit themselves to their faithful Creator and continue to do good.