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Day 15: Our Enemies Are to Be Loved By Us!
21 Days of Prayer and Fasting 2021 – Our Year of Growth In Our Social Lives! Day 15: Our Enemies Are to Be Loved By Us! “I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so … Continue reading
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Hope For Today – The Seeds of God’s Expansion For Our Lives Are to Be Found In …
I love planting seeds and watching things grow. It’s so much fun for me to till the ground, plant, and then watch, tend and water my garden until there are onions and carrots and cabbage and tomatoes and squash, watermelons … Continue reading
Posted in Hope For Today, Transformed Tagged abundance, blame, blameless, bless, cabbage, carrots, character, deceived, desparate, destroy, expansion, faith, faithful, faithfully, favor, fun, garden, ground, grow, harvest, heart, hope, intent, intentions, life, lives, Lord, love, mnifest, mocked, multiply, need, Noah, nourish, onions, plant, planting, proser, prosper, reap, recognition, recognize, right, righteous, seed, seeds, sow, squash, tend, thoughts, tomatoes, water, watermelons, what goes around, wickedness Leave a comment
Hope For Today – God’s Expansion Plan For Our Lives Ends When …
If we want 2020 to be our year of expansion, we will need to avoid great failures in our lives with all of our strength and discipline. We all know what it’s like to be almost out of control. Sometimes evil … Continue reading
Posted in Hope For Today, Transformed Tagged 2020, Abel, abundance, bless, brother, Cain, community, consequences, control, death, desire, destroy, destruction, emotions, evil, expansion, failure, flesh, floods, give, God, good, harvest, heart, hope, immediate, instability, less, live, lives, love, mind, murder, murdered, obedience, Passion, people, plan, plans, prepare, preparing, rage, reign, reject, removal, restrain, return, severe, standard, standards, stay at home, strength, suffer, unbearable, virus, work Leave a comment
Hope For Today – Being Slow to Anger!
Anger. Just a word evokes a multitude of different emotions in different people. If one of the first people we think of when we hear the word anger is our father, we can be sure that our lives have been … Continue reading
Posted in Hope For Today, Transformed Tagged accountaibility, anger, arsenic, child abuser, compassion, danger, destroy, drinking, emotions, explode, father, Generation, God, grace, hope, inexorably, Jesus, lead, murderer, painfully, people, poison, relationship, scarred, selfishness, slowly, soul, temper, toxic, toxic waste Leave a comment
Turn-Around Tuesday – When God Sends Help
“When Abram heard that his kinsman had been taken captive, he led forth his trained men, born in his house, 318 of them, and went in pursuit as far as Dan. And he divided his forces against them by night, … Continue reading
Posted in 2 - Turn-Around Tuesdays (trials and troubles), Suffering Tagged Abraham, Agony, battle, captive, captivity, child, choice, community, darkness, daughter, Despair, destroy, emotion, fade, father, force, friend, God, grope, help, home, hope, incarceration, locked up, lose, oercome, oppression, overwhelm, pain, prey, release, rescue, sadness, Son, soul, strength, suffering, tears, vent, wail, weep Leave a comment
Turn-Around Tuesday – Depending On the Heart of God!
“When the bow is in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth.” God said to Noah, “This is the sign of the … Continue reading
Posted in 2 - Turn-Around Tuesdays (trials and troubles), Suffering Tagged amazing, corrupt, covenant, destroy, existence, flood, forget, frustrate, God, grace, gracious, humanity, justified, justify, lesson, mercy, Noah, practice, rainbow, remember, restrain, saved, sign, sin, teach, wandering, wilderness, wondering, wrath Leave a comment
Magnificent Marriage Monday – Divide and Conquer!
“Now the serpent was the most cunning of all the wild animals that the LordGod had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You can’t eat from any tree in the garden’?”” (Genesis 3:1, CSB) … Continue reading
Posted in Magnificent Marriage Mondays, Marriage, Uncategorized Tagged accomplishment, Adam, befriend, benefit, better together, clever, conquer, cunning, depending, destroy, divide, division, emotions, enemy, eve, Evil One, failure, future, Garden of Eden, goals, God, harmless discussion, life, Lucifer, marriage, mind, one another, partner, Satan, smart, soul mate, stronger, success, talk, to do list, Trust, union, virus, vulnerable, will, working together Leave a comment
Transformed Episode #214: How Do We Trust God When Life Stinks?
Deeper, closer, more real … that’s what God longs for with you! Like any relationship, drawing close is where friendship grows and benefits abound. In this new series of six messages, we will explore the journey into a deeper walk … Continue reading
Posted in Deeper Walk With God, Love of God, Transformed Tagged attack, blameless, bragging, destroy, devil, glorify, God, God is working, integrity, Jesus, Job, kill, love, mediator, nostagia, pain, permission, protection, rebellion, repent, Satan, steal, suffer, suffering, temptation, trial, Trust, understand, why do we suffer, worship Leave a comment