Matthew 18:20

Matthew 18:20

For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them. More »

Romans 1:7

Romans 1:7

To all in Rome who are loved by God and called to be his holy people: Grace and peace to you from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ. More »

Genesis 1:26

Genesis 1:26

And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. More »

Romans 5:1

Romans 5:1

Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: More »

 

Songs of Deliverance

You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance. (Psalms 32:7 NIV)

Today I want to lift up those that are suffering in Texas because of Hurricane Harvey.  I have family, friends, and family of friends there as I am sure you do also.  May they be in God’s hiding place for protection from the trouble that surrounds them.  May they sing songs of deliverance because of the miracles He has and will performed on their behalf.

–Diane

Settle the Matter Now

Take Off the Saddle

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Gift of Love

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning. (James 1:17 NKJV)

Gary Chapman, a marriage counselor, wrote a series of books on the five love languages that we speak to show love to each other.  They are:

Words of Affirmation
Quality Time
Gifts
Acts of Service
Physical Touch

God speaks each of these languages to us to make us feel loved.  Our verse today is about gifts.  Who but our creator knows us better than anyone else?  He knows our likes and dislikes.  He knows our needs.  He knows what is best for us.  Every gift He gives us is special.  He picks it out just for you.  Sometimes you wonder why He give a particular gift only to find out later it was the perfect gift received at the perfect time.  Starting today, look for the gifts He gives you.  A rainbow after a storm.  A child or grandchild’s smile.  The breath of life.  See how many gifts you can name.

Father God, thank you for the gifts you have given us.  Open our eyes so we can see how much you love us through the gifts you give.  Thank you most of all the gift of eternal life through your son.  In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.

–Diane

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