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    WALK IN THE LIGHT NOT DARKNESS FROM THE BOOK OF JOHN 12:42-50 . . . “Nevertheless even among the rulers many believed in Him, but because of the Pharisees they did not confess Him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue; 43 for they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God. 44 Then Jesus cried […]

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    GENEROSITY IS ENCOURAGED FROM THE BOOK OF 2 CORINTHIANS 9:6-15 . . . “But this I say: He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. 7 So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver. 8 And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, […]

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    THE PURPOSE OF PARABLES FROM THE BOOK OF MATTHEW 13:10-17 . . . . “And the disciples came and said to Him, “Why do You speak to them in parables?” 11 He answered and said to them, “Because it has been given to you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not […]

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    HOW GOD WORKS FROM THE BOOK OF 2 PETER 3:9-18 “The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance. 10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a […]

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    CONVICTION FOR THE BELIEVER FROM THE BOOK OF PSALM 23:1-6 “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2 He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. 3 He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness For His name’s sake. 4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of […]

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Archive for November 30th, 2017

My Daily Devotion – My Quiet Time With God

Posted by Men of Redemption on November 30, 2017

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Today’s Reading: 1 Timothy 4:1-11 . . . .

“Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons, speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared with a hot iron, forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from foods which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth. For every creature of God is good, and nothing is to be refused if it is received with thanksgiving; for it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer. If you instruct the brethren in these things, you will be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished in the words of faith and of the good doctrine which you have carefully followed. But reject profane and old wives’ fables, and exercise yourself toward godliness. For bodily exercise profits a little, but godliness is profitable for all things, having promise of the life that now is and of that which is to come. This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance. For to this end we both labor and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Savior of all men, especially of those who believe. These things command and teach.

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Regaining Trust While in Recovery

Posted by Men of Redemption on November 30, 2017

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“Rebuilding Takes Time-You are Under Construction”      

Trying to rebuild trust in our marriages is a very difficult, yet consuming task to say the least. It’s going to require of us tremendous dedication and intentionality on our part to trust God to do the impossible at this stage of our recovery. But understand, God isn’t in to quick fixes. He wants to give us something better than what we had before not to restore it. What trust looked like while we were in our “mess” will look completely different when God intervenes and brings transformation guys! Things will look different; our intentions will be with purpose; and there will be no hidden agendas or motives behind anything we say or do. God will show us the damage, and He will lead us and guide us into what needs to take place with the help of those He will place around us and in our lives. We have to understand that God will be doing this, not ourselves! This reminds me of Nehemiah when he saw how devastated the city of Jerusalem was and what he wanted to do to rebuild it. He had passion for his city, his people, and he was willing to go under construction to do it no matter what it took to make it happen. Look at Nehemiah’s desire to rebuild . . . .

“Then I said to them, “You see the distress that we are in, how Jerusalem lies waste, and its gates are burned with fire. Come and let us build the wall of Jerusalem, that we may no longer be a reproach.” And I told them of the hand of my God which had been good upon me, and also of the king’s words that he had spoken to me. So they said, “Let us rise up and build.” Then they set their hands to this good work. “- Nehemiah 2:17, 18

Nehemiah wasn’t in a hurry to rebuild, he was in submission to the cause and process to do his part because that was his passion to rebuild the city. How about us? Do we have the passion, the desire to see our marriage, see the trust that has been violated, and seek God and His plan with those He surrounds us with to rebuild our marriage and allow the trust that God will provide to be rebuilt? This is exactly what our wives are praying for-DAILY! Let’s make a stand and go to work guys. If we want trust to return, let’s put our hope in Him who can do the right way!

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