This Little Light of Mine

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“The human spirit is the lamp of the Lord that sheds light on one’s inmost being.” 

Proverbs 20: 27

I think this verse is telling us that God works through us, and specifically through our spirits (the internal part that we cannot see).

Our spirit is so important, that it serves as a lamp. Remember the children’s song “This Little Light of Mine”?

And when He does work through us, we indeed become light for ourselves and for others.

Heavenly Father, help us to live for you and be a light shining brightly! Amen.

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quote from the NIV Bible

 

Those Who Plan What is Good

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“It is a sin to despise one’s neighbor,

but blessed is the one who is kind

to the needy.

Do not those who plot evil go astray?

But those who plan what is good

find love and faithfulness.”

Proverbs 14: 21, 22

It’s interesting that these two verses are next to each other. God truly cares about our neighbors and we should too. Remember the two greatest commandments?

And I love the idea that there are blessings in caring for the poor. It’s my opinion, (just my opinion) that this includes providing health care, instead of trying to take it away.

Let us plan too, good things for ourselves and others.

Lord God please help us to be the kind, caring people You want us to be, including caring for the needy. Amen.

    

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quote from the NIV Bible

 

It is Good to Praise the Lord

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“It is good to praise the Lord and make music

to your name, O Most High,

proclaiming your love in the morning

and your faithfulness

at night…”

Psalm 92: 1, 2

      

When our hearts are filled with praise, it suddenly becomes easier to look forward to the future, and to be hopeful. 

Lord God help us to praise you, remembering Your love and faithfulness! Amen.

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Abba

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No doubt, the concept of God as our Father, was a radical one in Biblical times. I’m sure Jesus called Joseph, his earthly father – Abba.

It is a Hebrew word, meaning Father, and some have said it goes deeper than that. It’s really more of “Dad”, or even “Daddy”.

I remember years ago hearing the word being used in a real setting, a Jewish bookstore. The son spoke to his Dad several times saying, Abba. Their relationship was close, and it was real.

Aren’t you glad God is like a father to us? He is close and He is real.

Heavenly Father, thank for loving us, and caring about every detail of our lives. Amen.

    

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The Earth is the Lord’s

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“The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it,

the world and all who live in it;

for he founded it on the seas

and established it

on the waters.”

Psalm 24: 1, 2

Lord God everything You have made is magnificent. Help us to remember that everything is yours.

Help us to pray for one another and to remember that you have made us all.

   

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quote from the NIV Bible

 

My God is My Rock

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“I love you, Lord, my strength.

The Lord is my rock, my fortress

and my deliverer;

my God is my rock,

in whom I take refuge,

my shield and the horn of my salvation,

my stronghold.”

Psalm 18: 1, 2

I love these verses! What encouraging, strengthening words! By the way the word “horn” here symbolizes strength.

Lord God thank You so much for these verses, and thank You that You are – our strength! 

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quote from the NIV Bible

 

 

How Much You Care

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Why evangelism fails:

“People don’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care.”

Author Unknown

My wife actually taught me this. Sometimes when we share our faith, we focus too much on being right and we miss the point entirely.

We need to show the love of God, and share the compassion that the person needs, and the compassion that He wants us to have.

Heavenly Father please help us to be the type of people we should be, even when we share our faith. Amen.

 

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Adonai Yireh

 

100_1837Adonai – from the Hebrew, meaning “the Lord”, the boss, the ultimate One in charge.

Yireh – also from the Hebrew, meaning our provider, the One who supplies our needs.

Some are familiar with the term Jehovah Jireh, which is not really Hebrew, and comes to us through German, but the meaning is the same.

By the way there is no “J” sound in Hebrew.

 Lord God we are so grateful that you are in charge, and that by your mercy and care for us, you provide for all of our needs. Amen.

 

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quote from the NIV Bible 

 

The Lord Your God Will Bless You

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“The Lord will send a blessing

on your barns and on everything

you put your hands to.

The Lord your God will bless you

in the land he is giving you.”

Deuteronomy 28: 8

Help us Lord God to follow you closely, and we look forward to the future, that you have in store us.

   

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quote from the NIV Bible