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YES, THE FACE OF JESUS WILL DISPLAY WRATH!

“They called to the mountains and the rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb!” Revelation 6:16

Notice that in this verse the wicked are afraid of the wrath of Jesus, not the Father!

This is just another indication that the Father is not to be defined by anger and revenge. He is a loving person.

My personal prayer life is much better since I studied about God the Father. I pray to Him with confidence and with joy.

You too pray to Him and when you think about who He is, it makes your prayer life more meaningful and more fulfilling.

I praise God the Father for loving me and for His love for Jesus.

What say you about God today?

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Spiritual Exercise is an important part of my daily regimen, and it should be a part of yours too. If you spend an hour a day doing physical exercise to keep in shape, then why not spend an hour a day doing spiritual exercise? If you spend an hour a day in leisure activities like watching TV, then why not spend an hour a day with God?

Salvation is a one-to-one affair. Family or church worship isn’t enough to form and grow a relationship with God.

So, join me and spend time with God. You’ll love it!

Share this if it has blessed you.

Gerald E. Greene is the author of “Greene’s Bible Study Guide” available at most on-line stores.

WHAT DOES REPENTANCE DO FOR YOU?

“God’s kindness is intended to lead you to repentance” Romans 2:4

And maybe you thought that God was just pointing a finger at us when we make mistakes?

We don’t talk much about repentance these days. Maybe we prefer to hide our faults and mistakes. Maybe we pretend they don’t exist.

But repentance serves a good purpose. It reduces stress and brings an inner peace as we accept God’s forgiveness.

I am happy today because my slate is clean and I’m thankful to God for Jesus and forgiveness.

What say you about God today?

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Spiritual Exercise is an important part of my daily regimen, and it should be a part of yours too. If you spend an hour a day doing physical exercise to keep in shape, then why not spend an hour a day doing spiritual exercise? If you spend an hour a day in leisure activities like watching TV, then why not spend an hour a day with God?

Salvation is a one-to-one affair. Family or church worship isn’t enough to form and grow a relationship with God.

So, join me and spend time with God. You’ll love it!

Share this if it has blessed you.

Gerald E. Greene is the author of “Greene’s Bible Study Guide” available at most on-line stores.

DO YOU CARE ABOUT TRUTH?

“Now we know that God’s judgment against those who do such things is based on truth.” Romans 2:2

Yes, truth exists.

Many pray daily and go to church weekly and yet don’t consider what they believe.

Many think that believing in Jesus is all that matters, and this is wrong.

Truth matters, and the most important truth is found in the book of Revelation where it states that saints follow Jesus and keep His commandments.

His commandments include all ten, not just 3 or 4.

We can keep all ten commandments only if we are close to Jesus and have an intimate relationship with Him.

Truth is found in the Bible and Jesus has sent us the Spirit of Truth.

So, you and I should study and seek truth and let it shape our beliefs.

I praise God for intellect and the ability to discern truth from error.

What say you about God today?

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Spiritual Exercise is an important part of my daily regimen, and it should be a part of yours too. If you spend an hour a day doing physical exercise to keep in shape, then why not spend an hour a day doing spiritual exercise? If you spend an hour a day in leisure activities like watching TV, then why not spend an hour a day with God?

Salvation is a one-to-one affair. Family or church worship isn’t enough to form and grow a relationship with God.

So, join me and spend time with God. You’ll love it!

Share this if it has blessed you.

Gerald E. Greene is the author of “Greene’s Bible Study Guide” available at most on-line stores.

MORE ABOUT GOD THE FATHER :)

“for the Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me, and have believed that I came out from God.” John 16:27

Yes, I’m talking about the Father again. I do this because so many are misinformed.

So many people fail to grasp the power of God the Father who loves us just as much as does Jesus.

I encourage you to spend time with Him today. Allow Him to send you the Holy Spirit. Allow Him to change your life.

Jesus remains our model, and our best friend, and our relationship with the Father just strengthens our spirituality.

We are advised to partake of divine nature and God wants to help us do that.

I praise God today that He helps you and me every minute to be more like Him.

What say you about God today?

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Spiritual Exercise is an important part of my daily regimen, and it should be a part of yours too. If you spend an hour a day doing physical exercise to keep in shape, then why not spend an hour a day doing spiritual exercise? If you spend an hour a day in leisure activities like watching TV, then why not spend an hour a day with God?

Salvation is a one-to-one affair. Family or church worship isn’t enough to form and grow a relationship with God.

So, join me and spend time with God. You’ll love it!

Share this if it has blessed you.

Gerald E. Greene is the author of “Greene’s Bible Study Guide” available at most on-line stores.

HAVE YOU CONNECTED WITH GOD THE FATHER RECENTLY?

“He who as seen Me has seen the Father.” John 14:9

This verse is profound! It’s unexpected.

To think that God the Father is as loving and kind as Jesus is shocking to many Christians.

But when I pray “My Father which art in heaven. . .” I begin to understand.

As I receive His Spirit of truth, I begin to comprehend His love.

As I receive His Spirit of comfort, I begin to feel safe in His arms.

Jesus is still my Savior and He’s still my model, but my connection with God has changed. It’s expanded.

I praise God for expanding my universe as I worship the Godhead of 3 persons.

What say you about God today?

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Spiritual Exercise is an important part of my daily regimen, and it should be a part of yours too. If you spend an hour a day doing physical exercise to keep in shape, then why not spend an hour a day doing spiritual exercise? If you spend an hour a day in leisure activities like watching TV, then why not spend an hour a day with God?

Salvation is a one-to-one affair. Family or church worship isn’t enough to form and grow a relationship with God.

So, join me and spend time with God. You’ll love it!

Share this if it has blessed you.

Gerald E. Greene is the author of “Greene’s Bible Study Guide” available at most on-line stores.

DO YOU LOVE THE THANKLESS?

“But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil. Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.” Luke 6:35-36

This powerful verse says much about Christian behavior.

Radical Islam is our enemy, but we are counseled to love them, even if they believe we should be forced to leave Jesus or die.

I also hear on Facebook a lot of Christian dialogue about the “unthankful” and how they should be cut-off from certain gov’t benefits.

Let’s face it, some Christians aren’t very “Christ-like.” They sound vindictive and un-loving.

Our natural inclination is to return evil for evil, but as we perform our daily Spiritual Exercises we begin to change and become more like Jesus.

Oh, that I might be like Jesus each and every day is one of my prayers.

I praise God for helping me. I praise Him for the Holy Spirit that impresses me with purity throughout the day.

What say you about God today?

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Spiritual Exercise is an important part of my daily regimen, and it should be a part of yours too. If you spend an hour a day doing physical exercise to keep in shape, then why not spend an hour a day doing spiritual exercise? If you spend an hour a day in leisure activities like watching TV, then why not spend an hour a day with God?

Salvation is a one-to-one affair. Family or church worship isn’t enough to form and grow a relationship with God.

So, join me and spend time with God. You’ll love it!

Share this if it has blessed you.

Gerald E. Greene is the author of “Greene’s Bible Study Guide” available at most on-line stores.

THE FATHER LOVES YOU TOO :)

THE FATHER LOVES YOU TOO

“If you have seen me, you have seen the Father.” John 14:9

Wow, you say!

Many Christians think that God is angry.

Many Christians are so afraid of God that they pray to Mary.

My friend, children were drawn to Jesus. They flocke to Him because He was so loving and gentle.

Jesus tells us that the Father is just like Him.

Sometimes when we think of Judgment we are forced to confront the truth that the Father is the final judge regarding sin, but that doesn’t change the facts about His loving nature.

Someone has to be the final judge, and He fills that role.

When I pray to the Father I’m drawn to Him as a spiritual child. He responds with the Holy Spirit that comforts me and gives me courage.

I praise God for His faithfulness and goodness.

What say you about God today?

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Spiritual Exercise is an important part of my daily regimen, and it should be a part of yours too. If you spend an hour a day doing physical exercise to keep in shape, then why not spend an hour a day doing spiritual exercise? If you spend an hour a day in leisure activities like watching TV, then why not spend an hour a day with God?

Salvation is a one-to-one affair. Family or church worship isn’t enough to form and grow a relationship with God.

So, join me and spend time with God. You’ll love it!

Share this if it has blessed you.

Gerald E. Greene is the author of “Greene’s Bible Study Guide” available at most on-line stores.

THE FATHER GIVES US HIS SPIRIT EVERY DAY

“And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba Father. Galatians 4:6

This verse provides comfort to me as I look inside my heart and understand that my natural predisposition to evil and apathy are replaced by a desire to pray to the Father in the name of Jesus.

Oh, what a blessing is mine due to the fact that I am a son of God.

You are blessed in the same way. You are a member of the royal family. Because of your love for Jesus, you are unique. You are special. You are closer to God than any angel ever can be because you have received His grace.

You are a miracle – an invaluable member of God’s family.

I praise God for us. I praise Him that His Spirit gives us help every minute of the day.

What say you about God today?

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Spiritual Exercise is an important part of my daily regimen, and it should be a part of yours too. If you spend an hour a day doing physical exercise to keep in shape, then why not spend an hour a day doing spiritual exercise? If you spend an hour a day in leisure activities like watching TV, then why not spend an hour a day with God?

Salvation is a one-to-one affair. Family or church worship isn’t enough to form and grow a relationship with God.

So, join me and spend time with God. You’ll love it!

Share this if it has blessed you.

Gerald E. Greene is the author of “Greene’s Bible Study Guide” available at most on-line stores.

I SPENT TIME WITH GOD TODAY IN PRAYER – HOW ABOUT YOU?

“But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.” Matthew 6:6

God hears our prayers! Jesus encourages us to spend time in prayer with God the Father and He will listen and He will respond.

I talk to Him about my concerns for myself – my spiritual condition – my sinful condition – my need to be more like Jesus.

I talk to Him about you who are reading this. I talk to Him about becoming more loving.

The more I talk to Him, the more I like praying the more I like that special connection, knowing we are together as I approach the throne of grace.

I praise God that the Father wants me to come to Him in prayer.

What say you about God today?

exercise-final-smallSpiritual Exercise is an important part of my daily regimen, and it should be a part of yours too. If you spend an hour a day doing physical exercise to keep in shape, then why not spend an hour a day doing spiritual exercise? If you spend an hour a day in leisure activities like watching TV, then why not spend an hour a day with God?

Salvation is a one-to-one affair. Family or church worship isn’t enough to form and grow a relationship with God.

So, join me and spend time with God. You’ll love it!

Share this if it has blessed you.

Gerald E. Greene is the author of “Greene’s Bible Study Guide” available at most on-line stores.

THINK ABOUT IT – WHY DO YOU FOLLOW GOD?

“That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.” Matthew 5:45

I’ve sometimes wondered what it would be like if God cursed the wicked and made life difficult for them. But then I realized that they would obey Him with the wrong motive – just to get by.

And then I wonder about my own motives. Do I live for the “reward” or do I live the way I do because of my love for God?

This really matters and that’s why Spiritual Exercise is so very important.

As I spend time daily with God, I am drawn to Him and drawn to His ways. My thoughts change, and I become more like Jesus, and that’s the way it should be.

I praise God for the life of Jesus that allows me to relate to Him.

What say you about God today?

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Spiritual Exercise is an important part of my daily regimen, and it should be a part of yours too. If you spend an hour a day doing physical exercise to keep in shape, then why not spend an hour a day doing spiritual exercise? If you spend an hour a day in leisure activities like watching TV, then why not spend an hour a day with God?

Salvation is a one-to-one affair. Family or church worship isn’t enough to form and grow a relationship with God.

So, join me and spend time with God. You’ll love it!

Share this if it has blessed you.

Gerald E. Greene is the author of “Greene’s Bible Study Guide” available at most on-line stores.

“But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.” 1 Corinthians 8:6

I pray to the Father each and every day and I hope you do to.

As I pray to the Father I think about Him, and how much He must have suffered when Jesus lowered Himself to come to earth as our Savior. He must have suffered to see Jesus mistreated and abused. He must have suffered when He forsook Jesus because of my sins.

The Father has become a large part of my life because I talk to Him in prayer.

Jesus is still my Savior and He is also God, but as instructed by Jesus, I pray to the Father throughout the day. How about you?

I praise God for the Holy Spirit that allows me to pray and my prayers to be received in heaven.

What say you about God today?

Spiritual Exercise is an important part of my daily regimen, and it should be a part of yours too. If you spend an hour a day doing physical exercise to keep in shape, then why not spend an hour a day doing spiritual exercise? If you spend an hour a day in leisure activities like watching TV, then why not spend an hour a day with God?

Salvation is a one-to-one affair. Family or church worship isn’t enough to form and grow a relationship with God.

So, join me and spend time with God. You’ll love it!

Share this if it has blessed you.

Gerald E. Greene is the author of “Greene’s Bible Study Guide” available at most on-line stores.

GOD, THE FATHER, WANTS YOU TO PRAY TO HIM

“But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.” 1 Corinthians 8:6

I pray to the Father each and every day and I hope you do to.

As I pray to the Father I think about Him, and how much He must have suffered when Jesus lowered Himself to come to earth as our Savior. He must have suffered to see Jesus mistreated and abused. He must have suffered when He forsook Jesus because of my sins.

The Father has become a large part of my life because I talk to Him in prayer.

Jesus is still my Savior and He is also God, but as instructed by Jesus, I pray to the Father throughout the day. How about you?

I praise God for the Holy Spirit that allows me to pray and my prayers to be received in heaven.

What say you about God today?

Spiritual Exercise is an important part of my daily regimen, and it should be a part of yours too. If you spend an hour a day doing physical exercise to keep in shape, then why not spend an hour a day doing spiritual exercise? If you spend an hour a day in leisure activities like watching TV, then why not spend an hour a day with God?

Salvation is a one-to-one affair. Family or church worship isn’t enough to form and grow a relationship with God.

So, join me and spend time with God. You’ll love it!

Share this if it has blessed you.

Gerald E. Greene is the author of “Greene’s Bible Study Guide” available at most on-line stores.

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ARE YOU THIRSTY FOR THE WATER OF LIFE?

“And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. and whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.” Revelation 22:17

Yes, I thirst for the water of life and when I pray to the Father I begin to drink.

My life is changed. My thoughts turn to God more often. My thoughts are more positive and I express His love more often.

It is a glorious thing to drink this water each morning and throughout the day.

You are reading this because you also drink the water of life and I rejoice with you.

I praise God for the Holy Spirit and this water of truth.

What say you about God today?

Spiritual Exercise is an important part of my daily regimen, and it should be a part of yours too. If you spend an hour a day doing physical exercise to keep in shape, then why not spend an hour a day doing spiritual exercise? If you spend an hour a day in leisure activities like watching TV, then why not spend an hour a day with God?

Salvation is a one-to-one affair. Family or church worship isn’t enough to form and grow a relationship with God.

So, join me and spend time with God. You’ll love it!

Share this if it has blessed you.

Gerald E. Greene is the author of “Greene’s Bible Study Guide” available at most on-line stores.

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DID YOU REPENT YET TODAY?

“The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is long-suffering to us-ward not willing that any shoul perish, but that all should come to repentance.” 2 Peter 3:9

It’s easy to fall into a routine where we praise God and ask for things we need and ask Him to help other people while we forget to repent.

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Each day we need to repent and feel remorse for our sinful condition – our inherant weaknesses.

Jesus spent much time in prayer and He didn’t need to repent and that must have been a wonderful feeling, but we have this need, and we repent and then receive peace in our hearts as God forgives.

I praise God this moment for His love and willingness to forgive you and me.

What say you about God today?

Spiritual Exercise is an important part of my daily regimen, and it should be a part of yours too. If you spend an hour a day doing physical exercise to keep in shape, then why not spend an hour a day doing spiritual exercise? If you spend an hour a day in leisure activities like watching TV, then why not spend an hour a day with God?

Salvation is a one-to-one affair. Family or church worship isn’t enough to form and grow a relationship with God.

So, join me and spend time with God. You’ll love it!

Share this if it has blessed you.

Gerald E. Greene is the author of “Greene’s Bible Study Guide” available at most on-line stores.

WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED ABOUT GOD TODAY?

“Who will have all men to be saved, and to come into the knowledge of the truth.” 1 Timothy 2:4

Yes, truth does exist.

Many people seek spiritual truth while the majority of Christians stall and fail to grow in Christ.

We should study Jesus each and every day. We should constantly be seeking truth in the Bible.

We should do this NOT to be saved, but to grow closer to our Lord in every way. In this way our life will have more inner peace and our joy will overflow.

So, join me today and seek to learn something about God today.

I praise God for His leadership and guidance He gives you and me as He leads us into truth.

What say you about God today?

Spiritual Exercise is an important part of my daily regimen, and it should be a part of yours too. If you spend an hour a day doing physical exercise to keep in shape, then why not spend an hour a day doing spiritual exercise? If you spend an hour a day in leisure activities like watching TV, then why not spend an hour a day with God?

Salvation is a one-to-one affair. Family or church worship isn’t enough to form and grow a relationship with God.

So, join me and spend time with God. You’ll love it!

Share this if it has blessed you.

Gerald E. Greene is the author of “Greene’s Bible Study Guide” available at most on-line stores.

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HAVE YOU EVER THOUGHT OF BECOMING HOLY?

“According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love.” Ephesians 1:4

We should aim higher because the Holy Spirit can now come to us with power if we get close enough to Jesus.

You might never have considered how you can become holy because it seems beyond our reach, and without divine help it certainly is.

Holiness is very possible and we are encouraged to reach for it with daily Spiritual Exercise.

God would like for us to be holy because it allows Him use us to bring others into a relationship with Him.

I praise God for His desire for you and me to become holy saints.

What say you about God today?

Spiritual Exercise is an important part of my daily regimen, and it should be a part of yours too. If you spend an hour a day doing physical exercise to keep in shape, then why not spend an hour a day doing spiritual exercise? If you spend an hour a day in leisure activities like watching TV, then why not spend an hour a day with God?

Salvation is a one-to-one affair. Family or church worship isn’t enough to form and grow a relationship with God.

So, join me and spend time with God. You’ll love it!

Share this if it has blessed you.

Gerald E. Greene is the author of “Greene’s Bible Study Guide” available at most on-line stores.

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PONDER INFINITY FOR AWHILE, TASTE IT’S CHALLENGE

“Great is the Lord, and of great power: his understanding is infinite.” Psalm 147:5

I meditate on the greatness of God. I let it challenge my mind – stretch it’s ability to comprehend. I allow it to humble me in the presence of God’s Holy Spirit.

Infinity, of course, is beyond all human capacity to fully understand so we accept it and move on.

But while we are here on earth it is helpful to use it as a tool to embrace the greatness of God.

We can’t see God in person, so we are left to study the universe, and cellular biology – things mega-large and micro-small.

We marvel at the attributes of God and I praise Him for taking the time to love me.

What say you about God today?

Spiritual Exercise is an important part of my daily regimen, and it should be a part of yours too. If you spend an hour a day doing physical exercise to keep in shape, then why not spend an hour a day doing spiritual exercise? If you spend an hour a day in leisure activities like watching TV, then why not spend an hour a day with God?

Salvation is a one-to-one affair. Family or church worship isn’t enough to form and grow a relationship with God.

So, join me and spend time with God. You’ll love it!

Share this if it has blessed you.

Gerald E. Greene is the author of “Greene’s Bible Study Guide” available at most on-line stores.

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WHAT DO YOU TEACH?

“Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost.” Matthew 28:19

Jesus didn’t ask us to teach against stuff. He didn’t tell us to condemn other belief systems.

No, He asked us to talk about how wonderful God is. How our creator loves us and has a way for each person to live forever.

We have something to teach that is positive. It gives hope to a dying world.

People know there is something missing in their life. Non-Christians struggle to find inner peace and Satan has many substitutes that don’t work.

But, we have Jesus and Jesus answers all needs.

Today I pray that I might reveal Jesus in my life, that some other person might be influenced to learn more about Jesus.

I praise God for Jesus, my model and my Saviour.

What say you about God today?

Spiritual Exercise is an important part of my daily regimen, and it should be a part of yours too. If you spend an hour a day doing physical exercise to keep in shape, then why not spend an hour a day doing spiritual exercise? If you spend an hour a day in leisure activities like watching TV, then why not spend an hour a day with God?

Salvation is a one-to-one affair. Family or church worship isn’t enough to form and grow a relationship with God.

So, join me and spend time with God. You’ll love it!

Share this if it has blessed you.

Gerald E. Greene is the author of “Greene’s Bible Study Guide” available at most on-line stores.

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If Your Husband Is A Non-Believer. . .

“Her husband praises her.” Proverbs 31:28

The mother of St. Augustine, Monica, loved her drunken, abusive husband even though he was unfaithful and had many lovers outside of marriage.

But later in her life she encouraged young women to love their husbands as much as possible in spite of difficulties.

Over time her husband recognized her love, and praised her character, and he ultimately became a Christian.

This is a wonderful testimony of what love can do over time. After her husband died, she worked for her son’s salvation, and eventually succeeded as he gave his heart to God, and became a priest.

It’s a great love story, but not as great as that of Jesus.

I praise God for love. Oh, that I might be a loving as He is is my prayer today.

What say you about God today?

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Spiritual Exercise is an important part of my daily regimen, and it should be a part of yours too. If you spend an hour a day

doing physical exercise to keep in shape, then why not spend an hour a day doing spiritual exercise? If you spend an hour a day

in leisure activities like watching TV, then why not spend an hour a day with God?

Salvation is a one-to-one affair. Family or church worship isn’t enough to form and grow a relationship with God.

So, join me and spend time with God. You’ll love it!

Share this if it has blessed you.

Having Pity To Help The Poor Who Are In Need Of Help Today

He who has pity on the poor lends to the Lord,” Proverbs 19:17

I’m pleased to live in a nation where there is a social safety net. A place where the poor receive benefits to purchase food and where they receive deep discounts for renting an apartment.

The government takes about 10% of  my earnings for this purpose, and I feel good about that.

But even with these benefits there are some who don’t qualify and who suffer, so there is room for pity. People no longer approve of words like pity, or sympathy and prefer to say “empathy” but empty words don’t fill stomachs and provide shelter.

People living in Ukraine, the middle east, and other places where turmoil exists suffer greatly, and there is no solution to provide the poor with basic necessities, and that’s not good.

I pray that Christians in these stricken areas will rise to the challenge and show their love and give to the poor as we are counselled in Proverbs.

Jesus gave His all for us, and I praise Him for that.
What say you about God today?

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Spiritual Exercise is an important part of my daily regimen, and it should be a part of yours too. If you spend an

hour a day doing physical exercise to keep in shape, then why not spend an hour a day doing spiritual exercise? If

you spend an hour a day in leisure activities like watching TV, then why not spend an hour a day with God?

Salvation is a one-to-one affair. Family or church worship isn’t enough to form and grow a relationship with God.

So, join me and spend time with God. You’ll love it!

Share this if it has blessed you.