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    LIVING IN GOD’S LOVE, LIGHT, AND WISDOM  FROM THE BOOK OF EPHESIANS 5: 1-21  (The Passion Translation) “Be imitators of God in everything you do, for then you will represent your Father as his beloved sons and daughters. And continue to walk surrendered to the extravagant love of Christ, for he surrendered his life as […]

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    GODLY CHARACTER OF JESUS’ SERVANTS  FROM THE BOOK OF 1 THESSALONIANS 2: 1-12  (The Passion Translation) “My dear brothers and sisters, it’s obvious that our ministry among you has proven to be fruitful. And though we had already suffered greatly in Philippi, where we were shamefully mistreated, we were emboldened by faith in our God to […]

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    INSTRUCTIONS TO THE SINGLE AND WIDOWED  FROM THE BOOK OF 1 CORINTHIANS 7: 25-38  (The Passion Translation)  “Now let me address the issue of singleness. I must confess, I have no command to give you that comes directly from the Lord. But let me share my thoughts on the matter, as coming from one who […]

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    FROM SLAVERY TO SONSHIP  FROM THE BOOK OF GALATIANS 4: 1-11  (The Passion Translation) “In a similar way, God has promised our ancestors something better, but as long as an heir is a minor, he’s not really much different than a servant, although he’s the master over all of them. For until the time appointed […]

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    THE FAITH-REST LIFE FROM THE BOOK OF HEBREWS 4: 1-13  (The Passion Translation) “Now God has offered to us the same promise of entering into his realm of resting in confident faith. So we must be extremely careful to ensure that we all embrace the fullness of that promise and not fail to experience it. […]

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THE CHRONICLES OF A BLACK MAN IN RECOVERY IN COVID-19 2020

Posted by Men of Redemption on August 10, 2020

FEARS IN RECOVERY DURING COVID-19: “I WON’T BE INTIMIDATED”

It’s enough that the enemy of my soul wants to distract me from moving forward in my recovery to reach my goal of consistently walking and living in purity and freedom from addictive behaviors. It’s enough that there are those who don’t want to see me advance in life because of the decision and choices that I made to allow God Almighty to regulate and order my steps in life. And it’s enough that there are those who don’t think that I will succeed in my endeavors to move beyond that life that I previously lived and be transformed into a new creation in Christ Jesus. But with all of that being said, I refused to be intimidated by this Covid-19 pandemic and live in a state of fear and intimidation.

For years I lived a life of being told and spoken over that I wasn’t good enough, that I didn’t qualify to be this or do that, and over the years it built up a mindset of uncertainty, unbelief in myself and had affected me in every area of my life. My decisions were not full of confidence and determination needed to feel good about anything I wanted to do. It was always what others believed I could do or wanted to do, and took their advice. But somewhere along the lines in my recovery God got a hold of that “uncertainty” and transformed that mindset and understanding of who I am and whose I am. No more did I trust in what others thought or told me what was best for me or their opinions of what I would do. Recovery has shown me that discovering who I am in Christ Jesus is essential, if not the most important fact I could ever find out about myself. Therefore, the doubt, the uncertainty, and the fears were dissolved and Jesus Christ is and forever will be my life and His intentions over all that I do. I did not know God then as I know Him now.

“Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’”  –  ISAIAH 41:10 

Fear or fears are not a part of my life anymore and they do not intimidate me as in the past. So what I experience with Covid-19, the Coronavirus pandemic all around me, is a part of life that I adjust to accordingly, comply with what is required of me, and speak to it as I speak to anything else that tries to overtake me or cause harm to my being, family or anything that is within my circle of influence. I call it for what it is and I rebuke whatever intentions it tries to envoke upon me. I belong to the Creator of the Universe, the Giver of Life, the Sustainer of my soul, and He protects me no matter what I experience, go through, or comes against me and mines. I’m still following through in all of my recovery efforts, not wavering to the left or right, still focused on moving forward. Yeah, I realize and see the nature of what’s happening around me and the seriousness of it. I also recognize the consequences of those who are disobedient or are in rebellion to regulations to survive or maintain a life of healthiness and not leaning to my own understanding. In Christ Jesus alone will I submit my entire being to His leading and guiding of my life, and that does include trusting Him without fears or intimidation. So no matter what happens around me, any changes that I may have to implement along the way, I won’t be intimidated or fearful of what I see or don’t see because I know my Father God, KING Jesus Christ has my back and protecting me through it all.

For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”  –  2 Timothy 1:7

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REGAINING TRUST WHILE IN RECOVERY

Posted by Men of Redemption on May 13, 2020

Regaining Trust After Infidelity | Marriage.comTRUST WILL COME WITH CONSISTENCY AND COMMITMENT – IN TIME

As we continue to focus on our recovery efforts, we still should keep our intentions on being as consistent as possible, along with staying committed to the process. If you’re in a Pure Desire 7-Pillars support group, that process will take us anywhere from 3-5 years to get to a place in our lives where we can maintain a consistent style of living in purity, wholeness, and holiness. I know some guys who have attended our Pure Desire group in the pass enter our group with the expectation of completing the workbook in six months, have a little accountability, and think they’re healed from their addictive behaviors. There is no truth to that statement at all, nothing but a lie from the enemy of our soul. We have to commit ourselves to the process, staying focused, and intentionally on the task in completing all three components of Group Dynamics (Faster Scale/Commitment to Change/Homework). When our wives see the consistency and commitment in our recovery efforts, it gives her understanding that she can see trust down the road, the light at the end of the tunnel. It won’t automatically return, but progression and moving forward is always a good indicator that we men in recovery are doing the right thing. Staying the course, never giving up no matter how strong the struggle becomes, as long as we continue to remain focused, be consistent, and stay committed to the process, the trust will gradually find its way back.

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WORDS OF WISDOM – WHAT THE LORD GOD SAYS ABOUT IT!

Posted by Men of Redemption on May 8, 2020

DISOBEDIENCE WILL NOT BE TOLERATED BY ANYONE 

FROM THE BOOK OF 1 SAMUEL 15:10-35 (NKJV) 

“Now the word of the Lord came to Samuel, saying, “I greatly regret that I have set up Saul as king, for he has turned back from following Me, and has not performed My commandments.” And it grieved Samuel, and he cried out to the Lord all night. So when Samuel rose early in the morning to meet Saul, it was told Samuel, saying, “Saul went to Carmel, and indeed, he set up a monument for himself; and he has gone on around, passed by, and gone down to Gilgal.” Then Samuel went to Saul, and Saul said to him, “Blessed are you of the Lord! I have performed the commandment of the Lord.” But Samuel said, “What then is this bleating of the sheep in my ears, and the lowing of the oxen which I hear?” And Saul said, “They have brought them from the Amalekites; for the people spared the best of the sheep and the oxen, to sacrifice to the Lord your God; and the rest we have utterly destroyed.” Then Samuel said to Saul, “Be quiet! And I will tell you what the Lord said to me last night.” And he said to him, “Speak on.” So Samuel said, “When you were little in your own eyes, were you not head of the tribes of Israel? And did not the Lord anoint you king over Israel? Now the Lord sent you on a mission, and said, ‘Go, and utterly destroy the sinners, the Amalekites, and fight against them until they are consumed.’ Why then did you not obey the voice of the Lord? Why did you swoop down on the spoil, and do evil in the sight of the Lord?” And Saul said to Samuel, “But I have obeyed the voice of the Lord, and gone on the mission on which the Lord sent me, and brought back Agag king of Amalek; I have utterly destroyed the Amalekites. But the people took of the plunder, sheep, and oxen, the best of the things which should have been utterly destroyed, to sacrifice to the Lord your God in Gilgal.” So Samuel said: “Has the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, As in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, And to heed than the fat of rams. For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, And stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the Lord, He also has rejected you from being king.” Then Saul said to Samuel, “I have sinned, for I have transgressed the commandment of the Lord and your words because I feared the people and obeyed their voice. Now, therefore, please pardon my sin, and return with me, that I may worship the Lord.” But Samuel said to Saul, “I will not return with you, for you have rejected the word of the Lord, and the Lord has rejected you from being king over Israel.” And as Samuel turned around to go away, Saul seized the edge of his robe, and it tore. So Samuel said to him, “The Lord has torn the kingdom of Israel from you today, and has given it to a neighbor of yours, who is better than you. And also the Strength of Israel will not lie nor relent. For He is not a man, that He should relent.” Then he said, “I have sinned; yet honor me now, please, before the elders of my people and before Israel, and return with me, that I may worship the Lord your God.” So Samuel turned back after Saul, and Saul worshiped the Lord. Then Samuel said, “Bring Agag king of the Amalekites here to me.” So Agag came to him cautiously. And Agag said, “Surely the bitterness of death is past.” But Samuel said, “As your sword has made women childless, so shall your mother be childless among women.” And Samuel hacked Agag in pieces before the Lord in Gilgal. Then Samuel went to Ramah, and Saul went up to his house at Gibeah of Saul. And Samuel went no more to see Saul until the day of his death. Nevertheless, Samuel mourned for Saul, and the Lord regretted that He had made Saul king over Israel.”

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ACCOUNTABILITY AND COVID-19: IS IT POSSIBLE UNDER THE CIRCUMSTANCES? IT SURE IS.

Posted by Men of Redemption on April 10, 2020

 

HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE?

Let me get the facts straight as to what I have to be in compliance with says our Federal Government:

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Now include the no physical contact, no gathering of more than 5-10 people at any given time and that means not going to church or Bible Study. That also means for those of us who are in support groups and have been for years, no more meetings in person as a group until further notice! WOW!! I mean, I get it, being a pandemic and the life-threatening situations that can result in life or death, I get it! No argument or discussion here! But what do you tell a guy or woman who has permanently installed accountability into their recovery efforts, and it is the one constant thing that is working for them and has worked for them for years, that we cannot meet any more for a while due to COVID-19? Well, I’m one of those guys in recovery and I have to face this and understand what is being demanded of me. It’s a life or death question with really a sensible response. But my question is: Can accountability still work during these times of worldwide crisis? Yes, it can.

I have the ground rules as far as no physical contact, 6 feet apart from one another, and no gatherings are the components to curving this virus. Now, in my recovery, that’s exactly the opposite of my structure. What will I do now! First of all, I will comply and follow all mandated rules per local, state, and federal government statutes. Next, I will look into opportunities and find ways to continue my group meetings, remain in constant contact with my group members and follow all the protocol that I have set up for myself without going against the grain. I have done that and here’s what it looks like.

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When the government handed started handing down the required mandates regarding gatherings and its limits, we looked into getting our groups to do an online forum, which basically is the same thing except for meeting in person. There were a number of options out there for us to choose from, from teleconferencing to flat out online face-to-face meetings via streaming options. We are able to see one another and take accountability as we see one another o0n our computer screens. We are also able to communicate our daily accounts of our actions, activities, and voice our concerns during this transitional period. This has, in some respects, brought about a new dimension of accountability and recovery group protocol to the recovery side of the support, and has given both men and women a more confident and transparent confession when it comes to being real with their group members. We still do our homework and go over our lessons online within the group online setting so nothing really changes but the physical presence of us being together.

Still Able to Make My Calls 

Despite the no meeting together mandate, I am still able to make my required phones without changing or modifying their intentions. I am required to make anywhere from 3-5 calls per week to my group members and I have been doing that without interruption. That part of my recovery has not changed at all. In fact, they are going so well, that I encouraged myself to increase my calls and sharing past the minimum and exceed expectations. This shows that accountability has not and will not be interrupted by any mandates because it doesn’t affect the communication lines of recovery.

I’m Able to Send Out and Receive Any Group Information 

Whether I’m on the run or busy doing something, I can receive information regarding group changes, announcements, or requested information via email or instant messaging. The internet is a valuable source of communication for online group support when transmitting valuable or pertinent info when needed. I don’t have to wait until our next meeting or when I see my group leader. The accountability in this effort helps keep all of us aware as to what’s happening in and about our group and lets everyone know what really going on without the secrets and hiding to shed accountability efforts.

I Can Catch Church Services and Bible Studies Online for Spiritual Growth Opportunities

Online Church Services - Northwestern Illinois District Church of ...Part of my recovery was to attend my local church and stay connected to that for spiritual growth and enrichment. Even though we cannot meet, our church has streamed all of its services, including those ministries that happen during the week, online for all of us to watch and still receive just as if we were there. The information, teaching, and wisdom that continues to go forth are very tangible and informative for all of us to receive and apply to our lives, marriages, and relationships. I can interact at home in worship with my church family and participate with the service with songs and the reading of the Word of God. I can even participate in giving online, staying committed to desire to tithe as God’s Word asks of me.

So accountability can and will continue to go forth no matter what happens in life or interrupts us in what we’re doing. I know life happens, and it brings all of its challenges for us to face. I also know that every challenge is a choice, and how we choose to deal with it, to obey the requirements to sustain us through it all or do our own thing and face the consequences. Either way, accountability can still be as effective, if not more effective despite any change in any circumstance.

“No weapon formed against you shall prosper, And every tongue which rises against you in judgment You shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, And their righteousness is from Me,” Says the Lord.” 

ISAIAH 54:17

 

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WORDS OF WISDOM

Posted by Men of Redemption on April 10, 2020

THERE IS SECURITY IN WISDOM 

 

“Hear, my son, and receive my sayings, And the years of your life will be many. I have taught you in the way of wisdom; I have led you in right paths. When you walk, your steps will not be hindered, And when you run, you will not stumble. Take firm hold of instruction, do not let go; Keep her, for she is your life. Do not enter the path of the wicked, And do not walk in the way of evil. Avoid it, do not travel on it; Turn away from it and pass on. For they do not sleep unless they have done evil, And their sleep is taken away unless they make someone fall. For they eat the bread of wickedness And drink the wine of violence. But the path of the just is like the shining sun, That shines ever brighter unto the perfect day. The way of the wicked is like darkness; They do not know what makes them stumble. My son, give attention to my words; Incline your ear to my sayings. Do not let them depart from your eyes; Keep them in the midst of your heart; For they are life to those who find them And health to all their flesh. Keep your heart with all diligence, For out of it spring the issues of life. Put away from you a deceitful mouth, And put perverse lips far from you. Let your eyes look straight ahead, And your eyelids look right before you. Ponder the path of your feet, And let all your ways be established. Do not turn to the right or the left; Remove your foot from evil.”

PROVERBS 4:10-27 

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WORDS OF WISDOM

Posted by Men of Redemption on April 9, 2020

GOD CALLS MOSES WITH SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS

FROM THE BOOK OF EXODUS 3:1-15 

“Now Moses was tending the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian. And he led the flock to the back of the desert and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. And the Angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire from the midst of a bush. So he looked, and behold, the bush was burning with fire, but the bush was not consumed. Then Moses said, “I will now turn aside and see this great sight, why the bush does not burn.” So when the Lord saw that he turned aside to look, God called to him from the midst of the bush and said, “Moses, Moses!” And he said, “Here I am.” Then He said, “Do not draw near this place. Take your sandals off your feet, for the place where you stand is holy ground.” Moreover, He said, “I am the God of your father—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.” And Moses hid his face, for he was afraid to look upon God. And the Lord said: “I have surely seen the oppression of My people who are in Egypt and have heard their cry because of their taskmasters, for I know their sorrows. So I have come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up from that land to a good and large land, to a land flowing with milk and honey, to the place of the Canaanites and the Hittites and the Amorites and the Perizzites and the Hivites and the Jebusites. Now therefore, behold, the cry of the children of Israel has come to Me, and I have also seen the oppression with which the Egyptians oppress them. Come now, therefore, and I will send you to Pharaoh that you may bring My people, the children of Israel, out of Egypt.” But Moses said to God, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh, and that I should bring the children of Israel out of Egypt?” So He said, “I will certainly be with you. And this shall be a sign to you that I have sent you: When you have brought the people out of Egypt, you shall serve God on this mountain.” Then Moses said to God, “Indeed, when I come to the children of Israel and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they say to me, ‘What is His name?’ what shall I say to them?” And God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.” And He said, “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.’ ” Moreover God said to Moses, “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel: ‘The Lord God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you. This is My name forever, and this is My memorial to all generations.”

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GOD’S WORD FOR TODAY!

Posted by Men of Redemption on April 8, 2020

NEW LIFE IN CHRIST

FROM THE BOOK OF COLOSSIANS 2:6-15  (The Passion Translation) 

“In the same way you received Jesus our Lord and Messiah by faith, continue your journey of faith, progressing further into your union with him! Your spiritual roots go deeply into his life as you are continually infused with strength, encouraged in every way. For you are established in the faith you have absorbed and enriched by your devotion to him! Beware that no one distracts you or intimidates you in their attempt to lead you away from Christ’s fullness by pretending to be full of wisdom when they’re filled with endless arguments of human logic. For they operate with humanistic and clouded judgments based on the mindset of this world system, and not the anointed truths of the Anointed One. For he is the complete fullness of deity living in human form. And our own completeness is now found in him. We are completely filled with God as Christ’s fullness overflows within us. He is the Head of every kingdom and authority in the universe! Through our union with him, we have experienced circumcision of the heart. All of the guilt and power of sin has been cut away and is now extinct because of what Christ, the Anointed One, has accomplished for us. For we’ve been buried with him into his death. Our “baptism into death” also means we were raised with him when we believed in God’s resurrection power, the power that raised him from death’s realm. This “realm of death” describes our former state, for we were held in sin’s grasp. But now, we’ve been resurrected out of that “realm of death” never to return, for we are forever alive and forgiven of all our sins! He canceled out every legal violation we had on our record and the old arrest warrant that stood to indict us. He erased it all—our sins, our stained soul—he deleted it all and they cannot be retrieved! Everything we once were in Adam has been placed onto his cross and nailed permanently there as a public display of cancellation. Then Jesus made a public spectacle of all the powers and principalities of darkness, stripping away from them every weapon and all their spiritual authority and power to accuse us. And by the power of the cross, Jesus led them around as prisoners in a procession of triumph. He was not their prisoner; they were his!”

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GOD’S WORD FOR TODAY!

Posted by Men of Redemption on April 7, 2020

OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH CIVIL AUTHORITIES 

FROM THE BOOK OF ROMANS 13:1-10  (The Passion Translation) 

“Every person must submit to and support the authorities over him. For there can be no authority in the universe except by God’s appointment, which means that every authority that exists has been instituted by God. So to resist authority is to resist the divine order of God, which results in severe consequences. For civil authorities don’t intimidate those who are doing good, but those who are doing evil. So do what is right and you’ll never need to fear those in authority. They will commend you for your good citizenship. Those in authority are God’s servants for the good of society. But if you break the law, you have reason to be alarmed, for they are God’s agents of punishment to bring criminals to justice. Why do you think they carry weapons? You are compelled to obey them, not just to avoid punishment, but because you want to live with a clean conscience. This is also the reason you pay your taxes, for governmental authorities are God’s officials who oversee these things. So it is your duty to pay all the taxes and fees that they require and to respect those who are worthy of respect, honoring them accordingly. Don’t owe anything to anyone, except your outstanding debt to continually love one another, for the one who learns to love has fulfilled every requirement of the law. For the commandments, “Do not commit adultery, do not murder, do not steal, do not covet,” and every other commandment can be summed up in these words: “Love and value others the same way you love and value yourself.” Love makes it impossible to harm another, so love fulfills all that the law requires.”

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GOD’S WORD FOR TODAY!

Posted by Men of Redemption on April 3, 2020

THE UNFORGIVING SERVANT 

FROM THE BOOK OF MATTHEW 18:21-35

“Then Peter came to Him and said, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Up to seven times?” Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven. Therefore the kingdom of heaven is like a certain king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants. And when he had begun to settle accounts, one was brought to him who owed him ten thousand talents. But as he was not able to pay, his master commanded that he be sold, with his wife and children and all that he had, and that payment be made. The servant, therefore, fell down before him, saying, ‘Master, have patience with me, and I will pay you all.’ Then the master of that servant was moved with compassion, released him, and forgave him the debt. “But that servant went out and found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred denarii; and he laid hands on him and took him by the throat, saying, ‘Pay me what you owe!’ So his fellow servant fell down at his feet and begged him, saying, ‘Have patience with me, and I will pay you all.’ And he would not, but went and threw him into prison till he should pay the debt. So when his fellow servants saw what had been done, they were very grieved, and came and told their master all that had been done. Then his master, after he had called him, said to him, ‘You wicked servant! I forgave you all that debt because you begged me. Should you not also have had compassion on your fellow servant, just as I had pity on you?’ And his master was angry and delivered him to the torturers until he should pay all that was due to him. “So My heavenly Father also will do to you if each of you, from his heart, does not forgive his brother his trespasses.””

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TODAY, I WILL TRUST GOD TO . . . .

Posted by Men of Redemption on March 25, 2020

Image result for trusting godHELP MY LACK OF TRUST AND  UNDERSTANDING IN YOUR PURPOSE FOR MY LIFE 

“Lord God, I realize I’m not where I should be and a long way from where I desire to be. I trust you Father God but there seem to be times where my trust fails in following through in trusting you completely. I’m so easily influenced by the outside world around me, seeing the tragedies and turmoil that are before me. The choices and decisions that people are making scare me but I want to get back to the place in you where I know I can trust you through it all. I know for myself that I sometimes look to my own understanding and try to decipher what is right and is best for me but the majority of the time it appears that my decisions are inaccurate or just not enough. I know getting back to you, and learning to trust you will provide the guidance and security I need and what I’m looking for. 

“Then the Lord appeared to Solomon by night and said to him: “I have heard your prayer, and have chosen this place for Myself as a house of sacrifice. When I shut up heaven and there is no rain, or command the locusts to devour the land, or send pestilence among My people, if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land. Now My eyes will be open and My ears attentive to prayer made in this place. For now, I have chosen and sanctified this house, that My name may be there forever; and My eyes and My heart will be there perpetually. As for you, if you walk before Me as your father David walked, and do according to all that I have commanded you, and if you keep My statutes and My judgments, then I will establish the throne of your kingdom, as I covenanted with David your father, saying, ‘You shall not fail to have a man as ruler in Israel.’ “But if you turn away and forsake My statutes and My commandments which I have set before you, and go and serve other gods, and worship them, then I will uproot them from My land which I have given them; and this house which I have sanctified for My name I will cast out of My sight and will make it a proverb and a byword among all peoples. “And as for this house, which is exalted, everyone who passes by it will be astonished and say, ‘Why has the Lord done thus to this land and this house?’ Then they will answer, ‘Because they forsook the Lord God of their fathers, who brought them out of the land of Egypt, and embraced other gods, and worshiped them and served them; therefore He has brought all this calamity on them.’” 

2 CHRONICLES 7:12-22

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Daily Encouragement

A daily message of hope and encouragement

Affair Resources and Advice

Help for ending an affair, healing, and other notes from my personal wreckage

Psalmslife ♥

"The Entire Bible is Contained in the Psalms.” -Martin Luther

Jesus. God Loves Bummyla

Teaching The World About Jesus

Emmanuel

God with us

New Heaven on Earth!

Promoting inspired wellness and New Life of spirit, soul and body!!!

A View from the Nest

Random Ramblings of the Resident Raptor

The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse Family Life Helpline Ministry site is all about the family and how to make your life & marriage count in the Kingdom of God. The Love of God is the Bedrock of all Relationships.

Christ's Soldiers International

"Waging War On Sin Not The Sinner"

Gary Chorpenning's Notebooks

A Christian Reflection on Faith , Life, and Nature

merlinpreach

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Wives Redeemed Hearts

"...To give them beauty for ashes.."

The Third Cross Congregation

"This is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent" (John 17:3).

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