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    [QUOTE=BlessdMomUv5;2645126]
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    We realize through spiritual growth how unworthy we are

    -Growth in grace is growth downward. It is the forming of a lower estimate of ourselves. It is a deepening realization of our nothingness. It is a heartfelt recognition that we are not worthy of the least of God’s mercies. A.W. PINK
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    Amen! That’s so true! In my generation being brought up in the “I’m ok; You’re ok” nonsense and now surrounded by our offspring and their parents who think guarding their precious self-esteem is our most important task, I see exactly how this lie has impacted our young people. The more I know of Him, Truth, the more I realize just how rotten I am.
    I can really identify with that realization of rottenness, BlessdMomUv5. I used to think I was such “a good person,” even in my very lukewarm (okay, prodigal) years. Now having made some spiritual progress and having read the Bible, I look back with such dismay and wonder how I could have done the things I did in the first place, let alone still think I was a good person. Lord, forgive me.

    Thank you, Mary Rae, for your lovely picture!

    "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." Matthew 6:19-21
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    Jesus could not have been more clear: he offers the only way to heaven

    -A 2008 poll of 35,000 Americans revealed that 57% of Evangelical church attenders believe that many religions can lead to eternal life. ROBERT JEFFRESS

    -Unlike many people today, Jesus did not teach that all religions in the world are simply different paths up the same mountain of truth that leads to God. Jesus could not have been more clear: he offers the only way to heaven. ROBERT JEFFRESS

    John 14:6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
    Acts 4:12 “Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.”
    Eph 4:5-6 one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.
    John 3:16-18 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God's one and only Son.”
    John 3:36 “Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on him.”
    1 John 5:10-13 Whoever believes in the Son of God accepts this testimony. Whoever does not believe God has made him out to be a liar, because they have not believed the testimony God has given about his Son. And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life. I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life.
    John 8:24 “I told you that you would die in your sins; if you do not believe that I am the one I claim to be, you will indeed die in your sins.”
    Ezek 12:2 “Son of man, you are living among a rebellious people. They have eyes to see but do not see and ears to hear but do not hear, for they are a rebellious people.”
    Jer 9:5-6 “Friend deceives friend, and no one speaks the truth. They have taught their tongues to lie; they weary themselves with sinning. You live in the midst of deception; in their deceit they refuse to acknowledge me,” declares the LORD.
    2 Tim 4:3-4 For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.
    Matt 12:30 “He who is not with me is against me, and he who does not gather with me scatters.”
    Ezek 18:32 “For I take no pleasure in the death of anyone, declares the Sovereign LORD. Repent and live!”
    Rom 10:9 That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.


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    Thank you, Mary Rae, for your lovely picture!

    "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." Matthew 6:19-21
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    Things here are never as satisfying we expect them to be; this can help inspire us to opt for a glorious, satisfying eternity with Jesus instead

    -How is your day, my friends? Do you have health issues that seem to defy common knowledge and human sensitiveness? How about those everyday issues: You want a good cup of coffee, so you grind the coffee, spend time percolating the coffee and adding the Half-n-Half; and still it’s good, but never the best. Or it could be the new car that you saved for, that gorgeous BMW; yet it must be washed and waxed, and then it suddenly rains. How about that fantastic job you had always hoped for, the Big Bucks and perks, and still there’s always that one individual that makes the days intolerable. I could go on and on, but I think that you are able to get the drift here: things are never what you expect them to be.

    . . . I enjoy saying that this life here on Earth is simply the “Very First Step” that we take as we head into Eternity. This life here is very, very short, far too short for saving wealth, etc. You are here to answer one simple question: Will you follow Jesus Christ…or not? That’s it; there is no more to it. Once that decision is made…or not made…your Eternity is set in motion by the Lord God. And please note: You have until the second of your death to make that choice. After that one second…it is all said and done, just the way you asked for it to be. Yuppers! It is your choice! Of course, you can opt to do nothing at all; but know this: if you opt to do nothing, it is the same as saying NO to Jesus Christ. Oops…fouled up again! The Holy Word of God is very specific on this issue; don’t make that mistake. DON TWOBEARS*

    Ps 39:4-7 “Show me, LORD, my life’s end and the number of my days; let me know how fleeting my life is. 5 You have made my days a mere handbreadth; the span of my years is as nothing before you. Everyone is but a breath, even those who seem secure. 6 Surely everyone goes around like a mere phantom; in vain they rush about, heaping up wealth without knowing whose it will finally be. 7 But now, Lord, what do I look for? My hope is in you.”
    Phil 3:20-21 But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body.
    Heb 11:13-16 All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance, admitting that they were foreigners and strangers on earth. People who say such things show that they are looking for a country of their own. If they had been thinking of the country they had left, they would have had opportunity to return. Instead, they were longing for a better country—a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them.
    1 Cor 2:9 However, as it is written: “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him.”
    Col 3:2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.
    2 Cor 4:17 For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.
    Rom 8:17-18 Now if we are children, then we are heirs--heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory. 18 I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.
    2 Cor 6:2b . . . I tell you, now is the time of God's favor, now is the day of salvation.
    Mark 1:15 “The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God is near. Repent and believe the good news!”


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    Thank you, Mary Rae, for your lovely picture!

    "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." Matthew 6:19-21
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    Let-downs: the loneliest moments in life

    -The loneliest moment in life is when you have just experienced that which you thought would deliver the ultimate, and it has just let you down. RAVI ZACHARIAS

    Ps 36:7-9 How excellent is thy lovingkindness, O God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings.8 They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of thy house; and thou shalt make them drink of the river of thy pleasures.9 For with thee is the fountain of life: in thy light shall we see light.
    Ps 65:4 Blessed is the man whom thou choosest, and causest to approach unto thee, that he may dwell in thy courts: we shall be satisfied with the goodness of thy house, even of thy holy temple.
    Ps 107:9 For he satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness.
    Prov 27:20 Hell and destruction are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied.
    Eccl 2:24-26 A person can do nothing better than to eat and drink and find satisfaction in their own toil. This too, I see, is from the hand of God, 25 for without him, who can eat or find enjoyment? 26 To the person who pleases him, God gives wisdom, knowledge and happiness, but to the sinner he gives the task of gathering and storing up wealth to hand it over to the one who pleases God. This too is meaningless, a chasing after the wind.
    Eccl 3:13 That everyone may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all his toil--this is the gift of God.
    Eccl 4:8 There is one alone, and there is not a second; yea, he hath neither child nor brother: yet is there no end of all his labour; neither is his eye satisfied with riches; neither saith he, For whom do I labour, and bereave my soul of good? This is also vanity, yea, it is a sore travail.
    Is 58:11 And the Lord shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.
    Jer 31:14 And I will satiate the soul of the priests with fatness, and my people shall be satisfied with my goodness, saith the Lord.


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    Thank you, Mary Rae, for your lovely picture!

    "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." Matthew 6:19-21
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    True humility and who we are in our most unguarded moments

    -The lesson is one of deep import: the only humility that is really ours is not that which we try to show before God in prayer, but that which we carry with us, and carry out, in our ordinary conduct; the insignficances of daily life are the importances and the tests of eternity, because they prove what really is the spirit that possesses us. It is in our most unguarded moments that we really show and see what we are. To know the humble man, to know how the humble man behaves, you must follow him in the common course of daily life. ANDREW MURRAY

    James 3:13 Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show it by his good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom.
    Phil 2:3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than ourselves.
    Rom 12:3 For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you.
    Rom 12:10 Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves.
    Eph 4:2 Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.
    Col 3:12-14 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. 13 Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. 14 And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.
    Job 33:6 I am just like you before God; I too have been taken from clay.


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    Thank you, Mary Rae, for your lovely picture!

    "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." Matthew 6:19-21
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    Serving the Lord with reckless abandon

    -I have one desire now -- to live a life of reckless abandon for the Lord, putting all my energy and strength into it. ELISABETH ELLIOT

    Col 3:17 And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
    Col 3:23-24 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.
    Luke 19:13 And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come.
    Acts 20:24 “However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace.”
    Rom 12:11 Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.
    2 Thes 3:13 And as for you, brothers, never tire of doing what is right.
    Gal 6:9-10 Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.
    1 Cor 15:58 Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.
    Eph 2:10 For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
    2 Cor 9:8 And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.
    2 Thes 1:11-12 With this in mind, we constantly pray for you, that our God may count you worthy of his calling, and that by his power he may fulfill every good purpose of yours and every act prompted by your faith. We pray this so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.


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    Thank you, Mary Rae, for your lovely picture!

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    Prophecy at the ready

    -All of this comes down to the fact that the Middle East could explode at any time. If something isn’t done to calm the situation soon (and hopefully it will), Israel and Lebanon (Hezbollah); or Israel and Syria; or Israel and Russia, Iran and others could find themselves in a very deadly war. Any one of these wars could draw in the Palestinians, Jordan, Turkey, Egypt and others and could quickly turn into a full-blown regional conflict that fulfills several end-of-the-age prophecies. Related to all of this is the fact that prophecy teachers are divided on which comes first: The Rapture or these wars. It is not clear, but it is just a matter of time until we have the answer. DAYMOND DUCK*

    2 Pet 1:20-21 Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation of things. For prophecy never had its origin in the human will, but prophets, though human, spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.
    Amos 3:7 Surely the Sovereign LORD does nothing without revealing his plan to his servants the prophets.
    Is 46:10a “I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. . . . ”
    Is 42:9 “See, the former things have taken place, and new things I declare; before they spring into being I announce them to you.”
    John 14:29 “I have told you now before it happens, so that when it does happen you will believe.”
    Luke 21:25-28 And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.
    Matt 24:6-8 “You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. 7 Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are the beginning of birth pains.”
    Luke 17:26-30 “Just as it was in the days of Noah, so also will it be in the days of the Son of Man. 27 People were eating, drinking, marrying and being given in marriage up to the day Noah entered the ark. Then the flood came and destroyed them all. 28 It was the same in the days of Lot. People were eating and drinking, buying and selling, planting and building. 29 But the day Lot left Sodom, fire and sulfur rained down from heaven and destroyed them all. 30 It will be just like this on the day the Son of Man is revealed.”
    1 Thes 5:1-6 But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you.2 For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.4 But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.5 Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.6 Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.
    Mark 13:26-37 “At that time people will see the Son of Man coming in clouds with great power and glory. 27 And he will send his angels and gather his elect from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of the heavens. 28 Now learn this lesson from the fig tree: As soon as its twigs get tender and its leaves come out, you know that summer is near. 29 Even so, when you see these things happening, you know that it is near, right at the door. 30 Truly I tell you, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened. 31 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away. 32 But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. 33 Be on guard! Be alert! You do not know when that time will come. 34 It’s like a man going away: He leaves his house and puts his servants in charge, each with their assigned task, and tells the one at the door to keep watch. 35 Therefore keep watch because you do not know when the owner of the house will come back—whether in the evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or at dawn. 36 If he comes suddenly, do not let him find you sleeping. 37 What I say to you, I say to everyone: ‘Watch!’”
    Matt 24:33 “Even so, when you see all these things, you know that it is near, right at the door.”
    Matt 24:42-44 “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come. But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into. So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.”
    Luke 12:35-40 “Be dressed ready for service and keep your lamps burning, 36 like servants waiting for their master to return from a wedding banquet, so that when he comes and knocks they can immediately open the door for him. 37 It will be good for those servants whose master finds them watching when he comes. Truly I tell you, he will dress himself to serve, will have them recline at the table and will come and wait on them. 38 It will be good for those servants whose master finds them ready, even if he comes in the middle of the night or toward daybreak. 39 But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have let his house be broken into. 40 You also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.”
    Luke 21:36 “Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen, and that you may be able to stand before the Son of Man.”


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    1977. Watching believers are not in darkness; we CAN know the “season” of His return
    http://rr-bb.com/showthread.php?1806...81#post2636481
    2052. He told us the signs for a reason
    http://rr-bb.com/showthread.php?1806...09#post2641209

    * From his November 19, 2017, RR article, “Just a Matter of Time” at http://www.raptureready.com/2017/11/...atter-of-time/

    Thank you, Mary Rae, for your lovely picture!

    "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." Matthew 6:19-21
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    24 Hours x 60 Minutes x 60 Seconds: one thing to make sure we do during part of the 86,400 seconds in a day

    -God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say “Thank You”? WILLIAM ARTHUR WARD

    Col 3:17 And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
    Ps 107:1 Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.
    Ps 105:1 Give thanks to the LORD, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done.
    1 Chr 29:13 “Now, our God, we give you thanks, and praise your glorious name.”
    Ps 28:7 The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song.
    Ps 103:2 Praise the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits—
    John 1:16 From the fullness of his grace we have all received one blessing after another.
    James 1:17 Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.
    Ps 118:24 This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
    1 Thes 5:16-18 Rejoice evermore. 17 Pray without ceasing. 18 In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.


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    http://rr-bb.com/showthread.php?1806...63#post2466363
    1127. Counting our blessings
    http://rr-bb.com/showthread.php?1806...24#post2550224
    1344. Thankfulness for what we DO have helps eclipse discontent over what we don't
    http://rr-bb.com/showthread.php?1806...90#post2584090
    1345. Celebrating God's goodness
    http://rr-bb.com/showthread.php?1806...12#post2584112
    1407. The best way to start and finish your day
    http://rr-bb.com/showthread.php?1806...03#post2590103
    1556. What have I traded for today?
    http://rr-bb.com/showthread.php?1806...55#post2602155
    1753. Praise helps keep our blessings from unraveling
    http://rr-bb.com/showthread.php?1806...68#post2620368

    Thank you, Mary Rae, for your lovely picture!

    "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." Matthew 6:19-21
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    Earth, our home……for now

    -The Christian is a man of Heaven living temporarily on earth. A.W. TOZER

    Ps 119:19a I am a stranger on earth . . .
    Phil 3:20-21 But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body.
    Heb 11:13-16 All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance, admitting that they were foreigners and strangers on earth. People who say such things show that they are looking for a country of their own. If they had been thinking of the country they had left, they would have had opportunity to return. Instead, they were longing for a better country—a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them.
    John 1:12 Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God—
    1 John 3:1 How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! . . .
    Eph 2:19 Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household,


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    http://rr-bb.com/showthread.php?1806...52#post2416252
    886. Longing for a better country
    http://rr-bb.com/showthread.php?1806...01#post2510101
    900. Heaven analogies
    http://rr-bb.com/showthread.php?1806...25#post2512125
    1085. Just visiting
    http://rr-bb.com/showthread.php?1806...06#post2543806
    1359. Loosening our grip on this world, looking forward to the next
    http://rr-bb.com/showthread.php?1806...79#post2584879
    2084. Are the hounds at your door?
    http://rr-bb.com/showthread.php?1806...69#post2643769

    Thank you, Mary Rae, for your lovely picture!

    "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." Matthew 6:19-21
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    Excerpt from President Trump’s 2017 Thanksgiving Proclamation

    - . . . This Thanksgiving, in addition to rejoicing in precious time spent with loved ones, let us find ways to serve and encourage each other in both word and deed. We also offer a special word of thanks for the brave men and women of our Armed Forces, many of whom must celebrate this holiday separated from the ones for whom they are most thankful. As one people, we seek God's protection, guidance, and wisdom, as we stand humbled by the abundance of our great Nation and the blessings of freedom, family, and faith.

    NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim Thursday, November 23, 2017, as a National Day of Thanksgiving. I encourage all Americans to gather, in homes and places of worship, to offer a prayer of thanks to God for our many blessings. . . . DONALD J. TRUMP

    1 Tim 2:1-4 I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone-- for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.
    Col 3:17 And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
    Ps 107:1 Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.
    Ps 105:1 Give thanks to the LORD, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done.
    Ps 22:4 In you our fathers put their trust; they trusted and you delivered them.
    Ps 33:12a Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD . . .
    1 Chr 29:13 “Now, our God, we give you thanks, and praise your glorious name.”
    1 Thes 5:16-18 Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
    Ps 118:24 This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
    Ps 28:7 The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song.
    Ps 95:1-2 Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song.
    Ps 103:2 Praise the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits—


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    http://rr-bb.com/showthread.php?1806...94#post2446594
    1195. Intercession for our nation
    http://rr-bb.com/showthread.php?1806...92#post2561692
    1197. Honoring our Christian roots
    http://rr-bb.com/showthread.php?1806...65#post2561965

    Thank you, Mary Rae, for your lovely picture!

    "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." Matthew 6:19-21
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    God helps those who help themselves? It’s not in the Bible.

    -To declare that God helps those who help themselves, is to repudiate one of the most precious truths taught in the Bible, and in the Bible alone; namely, that God helps those who are unable to help themselves, who have tried again and again, only to fail. A.W. PINK

    Is 41:10 “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
    Ps 28:7 The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song.
    Ps 19:14 Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.
    Is 40:29-31 He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. 30 Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; 31 but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
    John 15:5 “I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.”

    Thank you, Mary Rae, for your lovely picture!

    "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." Matthew 6:19-21
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