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YES, I’M STILL TALKING ABOUT THE GLORIOUS 2ND COMING OF JESUS

Heb 9:28 “So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin, unto salvation.”

Earth is in a death spiral. It is slowly getting darker and darker as more and more corrupt people inflict pain on others.

Small nations with unstable governments are developing weapons of mass destruction.

Other nations are vulnerable and world peace is an empty dream.

But there is hope as we know that Jesus will come again to rescue His people and raise the righteous dead.

I praise God for this love that reaches us all the way from heaven.

Spiritual Exercise brings us close to Jesus and assures us of eternal life with Him.

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You and I can benefit much from studying the life of Jesus. It will give us the same power from the Father that He received. Power that will slowly change our desires to be more pure. Power that will slowly help us to dislike sinful things. When our desires and “likes” change we can be used by God as a sweet aroma to help others.

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. Spiritual Exercises are fun, You’ll love it!

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If Jesus spent all night in prayer then why do we think we need so little?

Jesus would arise early in the morning and go outside and find a place of seclusion to pray. He spent time with the Father and received strength. It allowed Him to resist temptation. It allowed Him to succeed in His mission.

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THE APOSTLE PAUL LOOKED FORWARD TO THE GLORIOUS DAY. HOW ABOUT YOU?

Titus 2:13 “Looking for that blessed hope; and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ.”

The early church and the apostles were excited about Jesus’ return.

They repeatedly referred to this future event with great expectation.

But, who is talking about it today? Does anyone care?

When the world has never been so corrupt and evil should be the time when Christians speak more of this subject.

I, for one, am eagerly awaiting this glorious day when Jesus brings an end to sin and suffering.

How about you?

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You and I can benefit much from studying the life of Jesus. It will give us the same power from the Father that He received. Power that will slowly change our desires to be more pure. Power that will slowly help us to dislike sinful things. When our desires and “likes” change we can be used by God as a sweet aroma to help others.

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. Spiritual Exercises are fun, You’ll love it!

Follow me on Twitter @geraldegreene

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If Jesus spent all night in prayer then why do we think we need so little?

Jesus would arise early in the morning and go outside and find a place of seclusion to pray. He spent time with the Father and received strength. It allowed Him to resist temptation. It allowed Him to succeed in His mission.

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DO YOU WANT TO FOLLOW JESUS?

John 14:3 “And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.”

You and I are Jesus groupies. We want to be where He is.

We marvel at His life and His ministry. We glorify in His sacrifice that gives us salvation.

We confess our sins at the foot of the Cross.

We love Him with all our heart, and that’s what He wants.

I praise God for this love that will not let me go. How about you?

Please add your comments to this thought at the bottom of this post so others can be blessed through your words also.

You and I can benefit much from studying the life of Jesus. It will give us the same power from the Father that He received. Power that will slowly change our desires to be more pure. Power that will slowly help us to dislike sinful things. When our desires and “likes” change we can be used by God as a sweet aroma to help others.

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. Spiritual Exercises are fun, You’ll love it!

Follow me on Twitter @geraldegreene

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If Jesus spent all night in prayer then why do we think we need so little?

Jesus would arise early in the morning and go outside and find a place of seclusion to pray. He spent time with the Father and received strength. It allowed Him to resist temptation. It allowed Him to succeed in His mission.

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HOW WILL YOU FEEL ON THIS DAY?

Mt 16:27 “For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works.”

This is great news and I like to meditate on this scene.

Can you imagine the brightness? The heavenly sounds? The smiling faces?

This will be an emotional summit for God’s people.

There are rewards for those who love God with all their heart.

This can be experienced only by those who know God and who worship Him.

I praise God for this love that gives such a reward as eternal life.

Please add your comments to this thought at the bottom of this post so others can be blessed through your words also.

You and I can benefit much from studying the life of Jesus. It will give us the same power from the Father that He received. Power that will slowly change our desires to be more pure. Power that will slowly help us to dislike sinful things. When our desires and “likes” change we can be used by God as a sweet aroma to help others.

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. Spiritual Exercises are fun, You’ll love it!

Follow me on Twitter @geraldegreene

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If Jesus spent all night in prayer then why do we think we need so little?

Jesus would arise early in the morning and go outside and find a place of seclusion to pray. He spent time with the Father and received strength. It allowed Him to resist temptation. It allowed Him to succeed in His mission.

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TODAY I WORSHIP MY CREATOR AS I SMELL THE FRAGRANCE OF SPRING

Rev. 14:7 “. . .worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.”

I accept what the Bible says about creation and I worship my Lord who did it. I’ll let the scientists argue about the details, while I bask in the glory of God.

We don’t need all the answers. All we need is reason to praise God for who He is.

When I look at spring flowers and blossoming trees and fragrance of life, then I only want to praise God more.

I praise Him today with all my heart.

Please add your comments to this thought at the bottom of this post so others can be blessed through your words also.

You and I can benefit much from studying the life of Jesus. It will give us the same power from the Father that He received. Power that will slowly change our desires to be more pure. Power that will slowly help us to dislike sinful things. When our desires and “likes” change we can be used by God as a sweet aroma to help others.

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. Spiritual Exercises are fun, You’ll love it!

Follow me on Twitter @geraldegreene

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If Jesus spent all night in prayer then why do we think we need so little?

Jesus would arise early in the morning and go outside and find a place of seclusion to pray. He spent time with the Father and received strength. It allowed Him to resist temptation. It allowed Him to succeed in His mission.

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YOU AND I DO KNOW, BUT HOW ABOUT OUR FRIENDS?

Mark 13:33 “Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is.”

You and I are already aware of the shortness of time. But there are others who don’t realize the importance of readiness. The time of judgment is quickly coming upon us and so many are not ready.

Many people know this truth but are more interested in the world. They put off a relationship with Jesus and end up losing their happiness.

You and I can help them by examples of love and sensitivity. Our love can draw them to Jesus, and I like that.

Let’s love someone today and make a difference in their life.

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You and I can benefit much from studying the life of Jesus. It will give us the same power from the Father that He received. Power that will slowly change our desires to be more pure. Power that will slowly help us to dislike sinful things. When our desires and “likes” change we can be used by God as a sweet aroma to help others.

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. Spiritual Exercises are fun, You’ll love it!

Follow me on Twitter @geraldegreene

“SHARE” this message and “FOLLOW” me on Facebook if this has blessed you.

If Jesus spent all night in prayer then why do we think we need so little?

Jesus would arise early in the morning and go outside and find a place of seclusion to pray. He spent time with the Father and received strength. It allowed Him to resist temptation. It allowed Him to succeed in His mission.

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JESUS KNOWS YOU AND SPEAKS YOUR NAME IN HEAVEN

Rev 3:5 “He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.”

Jesus confesses our names before the Father. We are clothed in white and are classified as saved in the heavenly court of love.

When we get to really know Jesus through Spiritual Exercise, then He confesses our name. Yes, Jesus knows our name and talks about us in heaven.

When we know Jesus we begin to change and our desire to do sinful things dissipates. We overcome with God’s power in us.

Our future is secure and eternal.

I praise God for this love that gives us this inner peace and security.

Please add your comments to this thought at the bottom of this post so others can be blessed through your words also.

You and I can benefit much from studying the life of Jesus. It will give us the same power from the Father that He received. Power that will slowly change our desires to be more pure. Power that will slowly help us to dislike sinful things. When our desires and “likes” change we can be used by God as a sweet aroma to help others.

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. Spiritual Exercises are fun, You’ll love it!

Follow me on Twitter @geraldegreene

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If Jesus spent all night in prayer then why do we think we need so little?

Jesus would arise early in the morning and go outside and find a place of seclusion to pray. He spent time with the Father and received strength. It allowed Him to resist temptation. It allowed Him to succeed in His mission.

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SATAN’S END IS NEAR – LET’S REJOICE IN JESUS

Rev 12:10-11 “And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.”

Satan is headed for judgment. He will no longer have no one to tempt and destroy.

The righteous will be taken to heaven to be with God, and Satan will have no one to rule over. He will be cast down.

Our future is bright and eternal, so I am happy today. I rejoice that the blood of Jesus saves me.

I rejoice in the love of God.

Today let us pray for those who don’t believe that God’s love will change their hearts.

Please add your comments to this thought at the bottom of this post so others can be blessed through your words also.

You and I can benefit much from studying the life of Jesus. It will give us the same power from the Father that He received. Power that will slowly change our desires to be more pure. Power that will slowly help us to dislike sinful things. When our desires and “likes” change we can be used by God as a sweet aroma to help others.

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. Spiritual Exercises are fun, You’ll love it!

Follow me on Twitter @geraldegreene

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If Jesus spent all night in prayer then why do we think we need so little?

Jesus would arise early in the morning and go outside and find a place of seclusion to pray. He spent time with the Father and received strength. It allowed Him to resist temptation. It allowed Him to succeed in His mission.

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CAN YOU BE LOVING LIKE JESUS TODAY?

1 Corinthians 6:2 “Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world?”

Make no mistake, the righteous will review each case and confirm that God’s judgment was correct.

The righteous will be the court of appeals and will not overturn one case in the heavenly courts at the end of time.

This world is broken and near its end.

Sin has run its ugly course, and is found wanting.

All intelligent life has concluded that “love” must be the foundation of all society, and little of it is found on earth.

I pray that you and I can and will be loving today. Let us exude the love of Jesus in all we do.

Please add your comments to this thought at the bottom of this post so others can be blessed through your words also.

You and I can benefit much from studying the life of Jesus. It will give us the same power from the Father that He received. Power that will slowly change our desires to be more pure. Power that will slowly help us to dislike sinful things. When our desires and “likes” change we can be used by God as a sweet aroma to help others.

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. Spiritual Exercises are fun, You’ll love it!

Follow me on Twitter @geraldegreene

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If Jesus spent all night in prayer then why do we think we need so little?

Jesus would arise early in the morning and go outside and find a place of seclusion to pray. He spent time with the Father and received strength. It allowed Him to resist temptation. It allowed Him to succeed in His mission.

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HAVE YOU CONFESSED YOU SINS YET TODAY?

1 John 1:9 “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

Jesus never fails us. We can rely upon His word.

This text in the Bible brings us much courage as we meditate on the character of Christ.

Praise God for forgiveness for our rebellions of sin.

This morning I confess and have a peace in my heart that only God provides.

How about you?

Please add your comments to this thought at the bottom of this post so others can be blessed through your words also.

You and I can benefit much from studying the life of Jesus. It will give us the same power from the Father that He received. Power that will slowly change our desires to be more pure. Power that will slowly help us to dislike sinful things. When our desires and “likes” change we can be used by God as a sweet aroma to help others.

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. Spiritual Exercises are fun, You’ll love it!

Follow me on Twitter @geraldegreene

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If Jesus spent all night in prayer then why do we think we need so little?

Jesus would arise early in the morning and go outside and find a place of seclusion to pray. He spent time with the Father and received strength. It allowed Him to resist temptation. It allowed Him to succeed in His mission.

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TODAY CAN BE SPECIAL BECAUSE YOU ARE FREE

Heb 9:24 “For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us.”

Jesus is still working; still working for us; for you and me.

He is our representative before the law and the Holy Judge. Satan accuses us of unforgivable transgressions, and Jesus smiles and covers us with His robe of righteousness.

We are made clean by the blood of Jesus and this should affect our feelings and our attitudes here on earth.

We can be free from the shackles of guilt. We can be free to move forward in ministry to others.

We can be free to move among the righteous and the wicked as directed by the Holy Spirit.

This is a wonderful life where we are released from the burdens of sin.

Rejoice with me and come to Jesus in prayer, meditation upon God’s Word and the study of the Bible. This is Spiritual Exercise.

Please add your comments to this thought at the bottom of this post so others can be blessed through your words also.

You and I can benefit much from studying the life of Jesus. It will give us the same power from the Father that He received. Power that will slowly change our desires to be more pure. Power that will slowly help us to dislike sinful things. When our desires and “likes” change we can be used by God as a sweet aroma to help others.

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. Spiritual Exercises are fun, You’ll love it!

Follow me on Twitter @geraldegreene

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If Jesus spent all night in prayer then why do we think we need so little?

Jesus would arise early in the morning and go outside and find a place of seclusion to pray. He spent time with the Father and received strength. It allowed Him to resist temptation. It allowed Him to succeed in His mission.

THE AUDACITY OF SAINTS

Heb 4:16 “Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.”

Yes, we are encouraged to come directly to God where there is mercy for us in our time of need.

When all is bleak. When all seems lost. When all is overwhelming. We can come to Jesus under all conditions.

No matter how severe our troubles, Jesus is there for us. He will give us strength. He will raise our courage.

We can come to the throne of grace with boldness because we are children of the almighty God. We are loved as His children.

As we love Him with all our hearts, He opens the door and releases power for us. Divine power to overcome the evils of this world.

Join me today and praise God for this love that will not let us go.

Please add your comments to this thought at the bottom of this post so others can be blessed through your words also.

You and I can benefit much from studying the life of Jesus. It will give us the same power from the Father that He received. Power that will slowly change our desires to be more pure. Power that will slowly help us to dislike sinful things. When our desires and “likes” change we can be used by God as a sweet aroma to help others.

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. Spiritual Exercises are fun, You’ll love it!

Follow me on Twitter @geraldegreene

“SHARE” this message and “FOLLOW” me on Facebook if this has blessed you.

If Jesus spent all night in prayer then why do we think we need so little?

Jesus would arise early in the morning and go outside and find a place of seclusion to pray. He spent time with the Father and received strength. It allowed Him to resist temptation. It allowed Him to succeed in His mission.

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JESUS IS MY PRIEST AND MY BEST FRIEND

Heb 8:1-2 “Now of the things which we have spoken this is the sum: We have such an high priest, who is set on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens;”

Jesus is our High Priest, and He is at the throne room of God.

Our mediator is of the highest order. He is God Himself sitting next to the Father.

When Satan accuses us, Jesus counters with the truth of our love for Him, and He agrees with the guilt, but then He applies His sacrifice on Calvary as the payment for our sins.

This is the ultimate gift that keeps on giving. Jesus never tires of helping you and me.

Join me today and praise God for this love that will not let us go.

Please add your comments to this thought at the bottom of this post so others can be blessed through your words also.

You and I can benefit much from studying the life of Jesus. It will give us the same power from the Father that He received. Power that will slowly change our desires to be more pure. Power that will slowly help us to dislike sinful things. When our desires and “likes” change we can be used by God as a sweet aroma to help others.

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. Spiritual Exercises are fun, You’ll love it!

Follow me on Twitter @geraldegreene

“SHARE” this message and “FOLLOW” me on Facebook if this has blessed you.

If Jesus spent all night in prayer then why do we think we need so little?

Jesus would arise early in the morning and go outside and find a place of seclusion to pray. He spent time with the Father and received strength. It allowed Him to resist temptation. It allowed Him to succeed in His mission.

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ARE YOU FEELING TENDERHEARTED TODAY?

Eph 4:32 “And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.”

This is such a good text for you and me to read.

So often we forget this counsel and treat each other with disrespect. We can be very harsh and demanding.

Jesus is our model and He was tender and sensitive to the feelings of others.

I pray that you and I will be like Him today.

Please add your comments to this thought at the bottom of this post so others can be blessed through your words also.

You and I can benefit much from studying the life of Jesus. It will give us the same power from the Father that He received. Power that will slowly change our desires to be more pure. Power that will slowly help us to dislike sinful things. When our desires and “likes” change we can be used by God as a sweet aroma to help others.

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. Spiritual Exercises are fun, You’ll love it!

Follow me on Twitter @geraldegreene

“SHARE” this message and “FOLLOW” me on Facebook if this has blessed you.

If Jesus spent all night in prayer then why do we think we need so little?

Jesus would arise early in the morning and go outside and find a place of seclusion to pray. He spent time with the Father and received strength. It allowed Him to resist temptation. It allowed Him to succeed in His mission.

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DO YOU LIKE GOD THE FATHER?

Eph 2:18 “For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.”

The Father is the source of all power. He gave power to Jesus, the same power that is available to you and me.

If we would come closer to the Father, then our ministry would receive more power.

So, why don’t we do it?

God would like for us to be more effective, but first we must be more like Jesus.

It’s that simple.

Spiritual Exercise of prayer, Bible study and meditation upon God’s Word is the only way to have that relationship with Jesus that changes our carnal desires into holy ones.

I praise God for this power and this love from God.

Please add your comments to this thought at the bottom of this post so others can be blessed through your words also.

You and I can benefit much from studying the life of Jesus. It will give us the same power from the Father that He received. Power that will slowly change our desires to be more pure. Power that will slowly help us to dislike sinful things. When our desires and “likes” change we can be used by God as a sweet aroma to help others.

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. Spiritual Exercises are fun, You’ll love it!

Follow me on Twitter @geraldegreene

“SHARE” this message and “FOLLOW” me on Facebook if this has blessed you.

If Jesus spent all night in prayer then why do we think we need so little?

Jesus would arise early in the morning and go outside and find a place of seclusion to pray. He spent time with the Father and received strength. It allowed Him to resist temptation. It allowed Him to succeed in His mission.

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LET’S TALK ABOUT GOD’S GRACE

Rom 3:24 “Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.”

It is refreshing, each morning, to reconsider this fact that we are saved and will have eternal life.

Not we are proud. No. We humbly accept this grace that we don’t deserve.

We accept this grace in order to praise God and worship Him and love others.

Our first duty is to love the Lord with ALL our hearts. And when we keep our eyes upon this need, then all other things fall into place.

I love writing about God’s love and I love reading about it also.

There is a lot to say and there is a lot to relish.

Don’t you feel better already? I know, I do.

Praise God for His love and eagerness to help you and me.

Please add your comments to this thought at the bottom of this post so others can be blessed through your words also.

You and I can benefit much from studying the life of Jesus. It will give us the same power from the Father that He received. Power that will slowly change our desires to be more pure. Power that will slowly help us to dislike sinful things. When our desires and “likes” change we can be used by God as a sweet aroma to help others.

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. Spiritual Exercises are fun, You’ll love it!

Follow me on Twitter @geraldegreene

“SHARE” this message and “FOLLOW” me on Facebook if this has blessed you.

If Jesus spent all night in prayer then why do we think we need so little?

Jesus would arise early in the morning and go outside and find a place of seclusion to pray. He spent time with the Father and received strength. It allowed Him to resist temptation. It allowed Him to succeed in His mission.

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OH HAPPY DAY! OH HAPPY DAY!

Rom 6:23 “. . . the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

More good news!

I am a Jesus “groupie” and plan to stay that way.

My friendship with Him is changing me for the better and I’m a happy camper.

Only as we spend time with Him each day with Spiritual Exercise can we access this power from the Father. You see, none of this is on my own. No, I can do nothing about my sinful nature and weaknesses. My DNA is so corrupted that I am powerless on my own.

God will give you power also, as you follow the example of Jesus and pray and study the Bible.

What a joy is ours as we partake of His divine nature.

Please add your comments to this thought at the bottom of this post so others can be blessed through your words also.

You and I can benefit much from studying the life of Jesus. It will give us the same power from the Father that He received. Power that will slowly change our desires to be more pure. Power that will slowly help us to dislike sinful things. When our desires and “likes” change we can be used by God as a sweet aroma to help others.

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. Spiritual Exercises are fun, You’ll love it!

Follow me on Twitter @geraldegreene

“SHARE” this message and “FOLLOW” me on Facebook if this has blessed you.

If Jesus spent all night in prayer then why do we think we need so little?

Jesus would arise early in the morning and go outside and find a place of seclusion to pray. He spent time with the Father and received strength. It allowed Him to resist temptation. It allowed Him to succeed in His mission.

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JESUS, OUR MODEL, ACTED AS A LAMB OF GOD. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN TO YOU AND ME?

John 1:29 “The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.”

John, at that moment, understood the mission of Jesus.

Later, he wondered about His kingship and if He would take over the government, but that was not the way it would be.

Jesus came to us as a lamb. He sought no glory. He spurned this world’s money in favor of eternal life for you and me.

You and I would do well to follow His example and lead lives of self-sacrifice, where we would rather help someone else than add gold and silver to our pockets.

Jesus was meek until He met hypocrisy. He was loving at all times. He loved children and children were drawn to Him.

This is our model, and only through Spiritual Exercise can we become like Him.

Please add your comments to this thought at the bottom of this post so others can be blessed through your words also.

You and I can benefit much from studying the life of Jesus. It will give us the same power from the Father that He received. Power that will slowly change our desires to be more pure. Power that will slowly help us to dislike sinful things. When our desires and “likes” change we can be used by God as a sweet aroma to help others.

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. Spiritual Exercises are fun, You’ll love it!

Follow me on Twitter @geraldegreene

“SHARE” this message and “FOLLOW” me on Facebook if this has blessed you.

If Jesus spent all night in prayer then why do we think we need so little?

Jesus would arise early in the morning and go outside and find a place of seclusion to pray. He spent time with the Father and received strength. It allowed Him to resist temptation. It allowed Him to succeed in His mission.

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LET’S ACT LIKE SHEEP AND ALSO FORGET OUR MISTAKES :)

Isa 53:6 “All we like sheep have gone astray;”

Yes, but there is good news. We are forgiven and our past is forgotten.

Now, our challenge is to also forget our past.

If Jesus forgets, then why don’t we forget?

I believe that Spiritual Exercise (prayer, Bible study, and meditation upon God’s Word) helps us to forget.

Whether we murdered or just offended, these sins desire to haunt us and drag us down.

Jesus wants us to live life with energy and a positive outlook. Afterall we have a blessed hope of eternal life with Him.

So, let’s act like it 🙂

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You and I can benefit much from studying the life of Jesus. It will give us the same power from the Father that He received. Power that will slowly change our desires to be more pure. Power that will slowly help us to dislike sinful things. When our desires and “likes” change we can be used by God as a sweet aroma to help others.

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. Spiritual Exercises are fun, You’ll love it!

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If Jesus spent all night in prayer then why do we think we need so little?

Jesus would arise early in the morning and go outside and find a place of seclusion to pray. He spent time with the Father and received strength. It allowed Him to resist temptation. It allowed Him to succeed in His mission.

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JESUS SUFFERED FOR YOU – HOW MUCH DO YOU CARE?

Isa 53:5 “But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.”

When we think of the suffering of Jesus, our minds are drawn to His death, but prior to that He suffered great pain and agony as He was beaten and tortured by the cross.

We realize it was in payment for our iniquities and transgressions. Satan laughed. Satan rejoiced. Satan boasted, thinking he had won the battle of love.

But just a few hours later, he realized his tragic loss. He discovered the truth of love – that eternal life cannot exist without it.

God leads us to a life of self-sacrifice and love for others.

This is what it means to be a Christian.

I pray that as a result of Spiritual Exercise, you and I will bear much fruit today by sharing this love for the benefit of others.

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You and I can benefit much from studying the life of Jesus. It will give us the same power from the Father that He received. Power that will slowly change our desires to be more pure. Power that will slowly help us to dislike sinful things. When our desires and “likes” change we can be used by God as a sweet aroma to help others.

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. Spiritual Exercises are fun, You’ll love it!

Follow me on Twitter @geraldegreene

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If Jesus spent all night in prayer then why do we think we need so little?

Jesus would arise early in the morning and go outside and find a place of seclusion to pray. He spent time with the Father and received strength. It allowed Him to resist temptation. It allowed Him to succeed in His mission.

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ARE YOU ON THE INSIDE OR OUTSIDE?

Rev 16:17 “And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done.”

One day there will be a pronouncement to end sin and sinners.

The righteous will be rescued and taken to live with God in heaven.

We look at the world and can see how corrupt and wicked it is.

Time is getting ever shorter and only those who know Jesus and are close to Him are on the inside.

I pray that you are one of these.

So, we have work to do as we are salt of the earth who live to serve others and brighten their day with the good news of the love of Jesus.

Spiritual Exercise prepares us for this duty that is fruit of our relationship with Him.

Praise the Lord for this day of service and worship.

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You and I can benefit much from studying the life of Jesus. It will give us the same power from the Father that He received. Power that will slowly change our desires to be more pure. Power that will slowly help us to dislike sinful things. When our desires and “likes” change we can be used by God as a sweet aroma to help others.

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. Spiritual Exercises are fun, You’ll love it!

Follow me on Twitter @geraldegreene

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If Jesus spent all night in prayer then why do we think we need so little?

Jesus would arise early in the morning and go outside and find a place of seclusion to pray. He spent time with the Father and received strength. It allowed Him to resist temptation. It allowed Him to succeed in His mission.

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DO YOU EVER THINK ABOUT JESUS – WHERE HE IS?

Ps 11:4 “The Lord is in his holy temple, the Lord’s throne is in heaven;”

I think about where God lives and see, in my mind’s eye, a glorious place where the brightness of God’s glory fills the place with light.

God loves light. Satan loves darkness.

God is directing the activities of angels who are ministering to you and me – they are helping us as we help others.

You and I are a part of a very large operation. We are ambassadors for Jesus and daughters and sons of the King of kings.

We have a special position in the order of things.

Our position should be cherished and understood. It is a great responsibility and nothing to be taken lightly.

It is easy to be distracted, but you and I need to spend time each morning to reconnect and refresh this understanding.

I praise God for His desire for us to help share His love in our own place and in our own way.

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You and I can benefit much from studying the life of Jesus. It will give us the same power from the Father that He received. Power that will slowly change our desires to be more pure. Power that will slowly help us to dislike sinful things. When our desires and “likes” change we can be used by God as a sweet aroma to help others.

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. Spiritual Exercises are fun, You’ll love it!

Follow me on Twitter @geraldegreene

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If Jesus spent all night in prayer then why do we think we need so little?

Jesus would arise early in the morning and go outside and find a place of seclusion to pray. He spent time with the Father and received strength. It allowed Him to resist temptation. It allowed Him to succeed in His mission.

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PURE RELIGION IS NOT WHAT YOU’RE THINKING . . .

James 1:27 “Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.”

Many people think that “pure” religion is just going to church for one hour each week.

James disagrees.

A life of service to others involves taking time out of our busy schedules to help other people.

Time. That’s the challenge in today’s busy world where everyone is too busy.

We need to take time for God in many ways. Bible study, prayer and meditation upon His Word as well as serving others.

Think about how much time you spend in front of a TV or playing video games. Is this what Jesus would do?

I pray that today we can experience true religion and come closer to Jesus.

Please add your comments to this thought at the bottom of this post so others can be blessed through your words also.

You and I can benefit much from studying the life of Jesus. It will give us the same power from the Father that He received. Power that will slowly change our desires to be more pure. Power that will slowly help us to dislike sinful things. When our desires and “likes” change we can be used by God as a sweet aroma to help others.

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. Spiritual Exercises are fun, You’ll love it!

Follow me on Twitter @geraldegreene

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If Jesus spent all night in prayer then why do we think we need so little?

Jesus would arise early in the morning and go outside and find a place of seclusion to pray. He spent time with the Father and received strength. It allowed Him to resist temptation. It allowed Him to succeed in His mission.

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GOD LOVES YOU HOW MUCH DO YOU LOVE HIM?

Jer 31:3 “The Lord hath appeared of old unto me, saying, I Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love

Another expression of love from God in the Old Testament.

Some people are afraid of the Old Testament Lord, but this expression counters that thought.

God has always been loving and always will be loving.

All he wants from us is to love Him with all our hearts. (see Deut. 6:5)

When His church reaches this point, He will come again. It’s up to us!

Join me today and love Him more.

Please add your comments to this thought at the bottom of this post so others can be blessed through your words also.

You and I can benefit much from studying the life of Jesus. It will give us the same power from the Father that He received. Power that will slowly change our desires to be more pure. Power that will slowly help us to dislike sinful things. When our desires and “likes” change we can be used by God as a sweet aroma to help others.

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. Spiritual Exercises are fun, You’ll love it!

Follow me on Twitter @geraldegreene

Follow me on Instagram as @geraldegreene

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If Jesus spent all night in prayer then why do we think we need so little?

Jesus would arise early in the morning and go outside and find a place of seclusion to pray. He spent time with the Father and received strength. It allowed Him to resist temptation. It allowed Him to succeed in His mission.

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IS ANYONE TRAINING YOUR CHILDREN OR ARE THEY ON THEIR OWN?

Prov 22:6 “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”

Many children are grow up without being “raised.”

Parents give them no limits on hours in front of the TV, or video games.

Many children have TV’s in their bedrooms!

Diligent parents carefully monitor the behavior of their children as they develop habits that will stay with them.

Child neglect during the young years is passive abuse.

Children are incapable of making sound and wise choices until they are older and a wise parent is able to guide them with logical reasons that the child can understand and adopt.

Of course, there are exceptions, but this Bible text along with guidance from the Holy Spirit helps to develop children that excell and who are happy.

Coming close to God during this process helps the parent remain calm and steady as a leader in the household.

I praise God for the Holy Spirit who helps us in this process.

Please add your comments to this thought at the bottom of this post so others can be blessed through your words also.

You and I can benefit much from studying the life of Jesus. It will give us the same power from the Father that He received. Power that will slowly change our desires to be more pure. Power that will slowly help us to dislike sinful things. When our desires and “likes” change we can be used by God as a sweet aroma to help others.

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. Spiritual Exercises are fun, You’ll love it!

Follow me on Twitter @geraldegreene

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If Jesus spent all night in prayer then why do we think we need so little?

Jesus would arise early in the morning and go outside and find a place of seclusion to pray. He spent time with the Father and received strength. It allowed Him to resist temptation. It allowed Him to succeed in His mission.

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HOW WELL DO YOU LIKE YOUR CHILDREN?

Ps 127:3 “Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord; and the fruit of the womb is his reward.”

Some parents seem to hate their children.

Parents taking recreational drugs mistreat their children.

Parents who care more about their own entertainment, ignore their children.

Parents who care more about their careers ignore their children.

Children today are no better off than 100 years ago, in my opinion.

So many have no responsibilities in the home, and only play video games, or cell phone activities.

It is the rare home that prays each day and that is spiritual.

It is a rare home that is a haven from the world and a calm place.

You and I can and should encourage all families to treasure their children as a heritage from God.

They are precious and capable of so much if they are led properly.

I praise God that we have them to bless our lives.

Please add your comments to this thought at the bottom of this post so others can be blessed through your words also.

You and I can benefit much from studying the life of Jesus. It will give us the same power from the Father that He received. Power that will slowly change our desires to be more pure. Power that will slowly help us to dislike sinful things. When our desires and “likes” change we can be used by God as a sweet aroma to help others.

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. Spiritual Exercises are fun, You’ll love it!

Follow me on Twitter @geraldegreene

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If Jesus spent all night in prayer then why do we think we need so little?

Jesus would arise early in the morning and go outside and find a place of seclusion to pray. He spent time with the Father and received strength. It allowed Him to resist temptation. It allowed Him to succeed in His mission.

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ARE YOU OFFENSIVE OR SUPPORTIVE?

1 Cor 10:32 “Give none offence, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the church of God:”

There is more than one way to be offensive.

We can fail to use deoderant, or we can be cruel or insensitive to other people.

I was blessed this week when I was able to help someone in need. I had just closed my truck door and was ready to leave and when I turned to grab my seatbelt I saw a man facing me, standing in the parking lot right next to my truck door. It was cold and windy and he was wearing a coat and gloves. He began speaking to me, so I rolled down my window and he said, “Could you give me a dollar for gas?”

My first thought was not good and that he might just want money for other purposes because one dollar doesn’t buy much fuel, so I asked, “where’s you car?”

“Right over there” he pointed, so I said, “Get In and I’ll help you.”

I drove him over to his car, where he had a container for gas, and I then drove him to a gas station where I purchased a gallon for him and then took him back to his car.

He thanked me and shook my hand before I left.

I was very happy to have helped him when he needed it most and I praised God for the privilege of helping.

Giving offence to a begger is an easy thing to do, and only through the help of God can we be loving and supportive to be of help to others in their hour of need.

I praise Jesus for His love and for His encouragement for us to be loving to all people.

Did you help anyone this week?

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You and I can benefit much from studying the life of Jesus. It will give us the same power from the Father that He received. Power that will slowly change our desires to be more pure. Power that will slowly help us to dislike sinful things. When our desires and “likes” change we can be used by God as a sweet aroma to help others.

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. Spiritual Exercises are fun, You’ll love it!

Follow me on Twitter @geraldegreene

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If Jesus spent all night in prayer then why do we think we need so little?

Jesus would arise early in the morning and go outside and find a place of seclusion to pray. He spent time with the Father and received strength. It allowed Him to resist temptation. It allowed Him to succeed in His mission.

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DO YOU WANT TO BE LIKE JESUS TODAY?

Ps 63:2-5 “Because thy lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise thee.”

I want to be loving like God. Don’t you?

Even in the Old Testament, the Lord, over and over, loves His people.

When they rejected Him, He finally had to let them go.

Now that we can see the love of the Cross, I praise Him all the more.

As I spend time in Spiritual Exercise, my mind is opened to His love and it fills my heart with joy.

I pray that you will experience this today.

Please add your comments to this thought at the bottom of this post so others can be blessed through your words also.

You and I can benefit much from studying the life of Jesus. It will give us the same power from the Father that He received. Power that will slowly change our desires to be more pure. Power that will slowly help us to dislike sinful things. When our desires and “likes” change we can be used by God as a sweet aroma to help others.

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. Spiritual Exercises are fun, You’ll love it!

Follow me on Twitter @geraldegreene

Follow me on Instagram as @geraldegreene

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If Jesus spent all night in prayer then why do we think we need so little?

Jesus would arise early in the morning and go outside and find a place of seclusion to pray. He spent time with the Father and received strength. It allowed Him to resist temptation. It allowed Him to succeed in His mission.

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ARE YOU GETTING SUFFICIENT REST?

Mark 6:31 “and he said unto them, Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest a while: for there were many coming and going, and they had no leisure so much as to eat.”

Jesus needed rest just like you and me.

Today many of us are too busy to rest, and we are sleep deprived, and unable to spend enough time with God in daily Spiritual Exercise.

This is not a good thing because we need our daily time with God in prayer, Bible study and meditation upon God’s Word.

If you are in this condition, then change is needed and God will help you.

So, let’s get our rest as Jesus desires.

Please add your comments to this thought at the bottom of this post so others can be blessed through your words also.

You and I can benefit much from studying the life of Jesus. It will give us the same power from the Father that He received. Power that will slowly change our desires to be more pure. Power that will slowly help us to dislike sinful things. When our desires and “likes” change we can be used by God as a sweet aroma to help others.

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. Spiritual Exercises are fun, You’ll love it!

Follow me on Twitter @geraldegreene

Follow me on Instagram as @geraldegreene

“SHARE” this message and “FOLLOW” me on Facebook if this has blessed you.

If Jesus spent all night in prayer then why do we think we need so little?

Jesus would arise early in the morning and go outside and find a place of seclusion to pray. He spent time with the Father and received strength. It allowed Him to resist temptation. It allowed Him to succeed in His mission.

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ARE YOU DOING SOMETHING FOR SOMEONE TODAY?

Prov 14:23 “In all labour there is profit: but the talk of the lips tendeth only to penury.”

It is easy to talk more and do less.

The Bible appeals to our hearts to labor for others. Jesus tells us to carry burdens for those who are weak.

Out of love, we look to help others with action and not just words.

This is a principle that Jesus followed and is a good reminder for us today.

I praise God for the example of the life of Jesus.

Please add your comments to this thought at the bottom of this post so others can be blessed through your words also.

You and I can benefit much from studying the life of Jesus. It will give us the same power from the Father that He received. Power that will slowly change our desires to be more pure. Power that will slowly help us to dislike sinful things. When our desires and “likes” change we can be used by God as a sweet aroma to help others.

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. Spiritual Exercises are fun, You’ll love it!

Follow me on Twitter @geraldegreene

Follow me on Instagram as @geraldegreene

“SHARE” this message and “FOLLOW” me on Facebook if this has blessed you.

If Jesus spent all night in prayer then why do we think we need so little?

Jesus would arise early in the morning and go outside and find a place of seclusion to pray. He spent time with the Father and received strength. It allowed Him to resist temptation. It allowed Him to succeed in His mission.

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