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    What it Really Means to Set your Affection on Things Above

    *Pin on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/138204282294516055/ Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. – Colossians 3:2 In Colossians 3:2, the words “set your affection on things above” means to place your mind and thoughts on them, to show favor towards them, and to be affectionately desirous of them. For example, because I have affection toward my family, my thoughts are occupied with them as well. What kind of things consume your thoughts?  If you deeply ponder the answer, you’ll know where your real affections lie.  Your affections as a wife will probably be towards your husband.  Your affections as a mother will probably be towards your children. …

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    Because the Lord is My Shepherd, I Shall Not Want

    *Updated! Originally posted July 4, 2010 Psalms 23:1 –  The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. Psalm 23 is a very well-known Psalm of David.  David had been a shepherd in his youth and had personal experience with the responsibilities of a shepherd.  Dutifully, he  watched over the sheep and took care of their every need, leading them to grasses to graze and water to drink.  He also had the duty of protecting them from harmful predators and  keeping a watchful eye over any sheep that may be wandering astray. Being a good shepherd must have required a lot of diligence and was probably exhausting at times.  …

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    How to Turn Worry Into a Useful Tool

    I didn’t use to be a worrier… After becoming a mom, I now had 3 little somebodies to worry about….and now that they are almost grown up, I still worry about them quite frequently. Recently, some health issues have also festered up some worries in my life. I’m flesh; I battle this great, ugly monster of WORRY. One thing is for sure… If I didn’t worry,  I probably wouldn’t pray as much. Now, I’m not advocating for everybody to take up the hobby of worrying.   Rather, I’m saying, if you have an issue with worrying, put it to good use!  You’ve got to muster up your strength to keep praying…

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    How Much Do You Love the Lord? Is It This Much?

    *Updated:  Originally posted May 19, 2013 The question I wanted to present to you today is … How Much Do You Love the Lord? Is it enough that you’ve spoke to Him in prayer today? Is it enough that you craved His Word today by reading your Bible? Is it enough that you have included Him throughout the day in your decisions? Is it enough that you thanked and praised Him throughout your day? Is it enough that you chose to please Him instead of doing something that you shouldn’t do? If ye love me, keep my commandments.  John 14:15 kjv Thank you, Lord Jesus, for loving me enough to…

  • But they that wait upon the Lord Isaiah 40:31 KJV #bibleverses #isaiah #eagle
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    Are You Weary? Just Wait on the Lord – Isaiah 40:31

    Pin on Pinterest here: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/138204282292063336/ *Originally posted August 12, 2015 Isn’t WAITING really tough? I hate waiting in the grocery line.  The people in front of me always need a price check.  And if that’s not the case, the cashier is just too slow (probably from staying up too late the night before or skipping breakfast.) *Okay.. I have to admit… I don’t think I’d be a very fast cashier myself. tee hee! I REALLY hate waiting in line at Subway while I watch everyone else make their perfect sandwiches (every sandwich looks like the best sandwich ever and I want to just cut in line and shout, “I’ll have…