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Thankful in All Things and Circumstances

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“I have learned in whatever state I am, therewith to be content”

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Focus on what you have, not on what you don’t have.

To have your needs met doesn’t mean there is money in the bank; rather you have something to eat, a roof over your head and clothes on your back.

God knows what you need; let Him define that for you.

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Be anxious for nothing, be prayerful in everything

and be thankful in all things.

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Faith

Faith is the substanceof things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen…

Faith…one word…five letters…and without it you cannot please God. The eleventh chapter of Hebrews lists some of those who walked by faith. Each verse begins with “By faith”.  There is no mention of wealth or fame and fortune because of their faith…there is much mentioned of their hardships and suffering for their faith.

There is coming a day in America when one’s faith will be tested like never before…a day when hardship and suffering will be at the door. We hear about it…we read about it…we watch it on the news as if it were a movie.

The eleventh chapter of Hebrews is worthy of thought. The “Faith Chapter” is worthy of consideration. It is time to ask ourselves if we can stand by faith…suffer by faith…even die by faith; for one day it may be so.

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On The Wings of Prayer

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Reaching in the darkness,

Searching for the dawn.

Hoping in the shadows,

For strength to carry on.

 

Whispers ask for mercy,

As incense in the air.

Rising to the heavens,

On the wings of prayer.

 

Copyright © 2011 LeRoy Dean All Rights Reserved

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When Tough Times Come

When tragedy strikes…when tough times come, it would be nice to think that we go through them with a halo on our head. A nice pious picture, but far from the truth.

We are human. We react, we feel, we hurt, we feel disappointment, we sense defeat. As much as we want to do the right thing…the Christian way, we often react in an opposite manner. That doesn’t make us bad…it makes us human.

The apostle Paul comes across so real in the scriptures. Often, as he relates his struggles, one can relate to what he is saying…to what he is feeling. Paul wasn’t some great saintly man beyond us…he was very much like us…he was real…he was human.

 From Romans, 7th chapter…Paul speaking.

…19 I decide to do good, but I don’t really do it; I decide not to do bad, but then I do it anyway. 20 My decisions, such as they are, don’t result in actions. Something has gone wrong deep within me and gets the better of me every time…

Check out Romans 7: 15-25

We are in the middle of a battle between good and evil…every minute of every day. Saints are not those who don’t fall, rather saints are those who fall…who fail. Saints are those who get back up to battle another day. Saints are not super-human or surreal…they are human and very real.

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