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    Are You Salty…Or, Are You Good for Nothing?

    Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men. ~ Matthew 5:13 I have a deep affection and appreciation for salt. Salt is essential to our well-being. Without it, we would die. It’s a sustainer of life. It’s a substance that makes a significant difference. Salt can cleanse wounds since it kills many types of bacteria. It can be used for cleaning items in your home. It can also detoxify the skin, as it draws out toxins. (Have you ever…

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    Why I’m a Guilty Sinner and Needed Forgiveness

    Today I want to express how grateful and thankful I am for my Salvation. So, why would I even NEED salvation?  After all, I don’t consider myself that “bad of a sinner“… I haven’t robbed any banks or committed any murders or stole my best friend’s husband. In fact, I’ve never smoked, nor tasted a drop of alcohol, nor even cursed in my life… I stood at the marriage altar in purity… but still I am a sinner and was a sinner in great need of Salvation. You see, I can’t keep the whole law… God knows I’m not able to do so. The Ten Commandments are like a mirror…it…

  • And this is the confidence that we have in him I john 5:14 kjv
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    Do You Have Confidence That Your Prayers Are Being Heard?

    I’ll be honest.  Sometimes it seems like my prayers are just hitting the ceiling.  But, those thoughts are certainly not from the Lord. These thoughts stem from: – The lack of faith Dig into God’s Word more.  Reading and hearing God’s Word increases your faith. “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” (Romans 10:17) Choose Bible verses on faith and memorize God’s Word to instill these in your heart. – The lack of patience We want our prayers answered “N-O-W” — so God must not be listening. REMEMBER >>God’s timing couldn’t be more perfect! God sees the whole picture.  It’s a good thing we’re…

  • For We walk by faith not by sight. II Corinthians 5:7 KJV #faith #bibleverses #devotional sight. II Corinthians 5:7 KJV #
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    For We Walk by Faith — Just Take the Next Step

    *Updated 3/5/2019; Originally posted July 22, 2015 Do you feel that you don’t have much FAITH? No one ever plants a little seed without a little faith that it will grow someday… One will water and wait patiently and expectantly for the sprout to make it’s first grand appearance.  The REWARD is exhilarating.  You feel so happy that you labored and watered persistently.  The miracle of a little seed coming to life is amazing. Are you impatient with building your faith? Faith grows in little steps. Just as a baby doesn’t grow into an adult over night, faith takes a time and patience to let it grow. As you read…

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    How to Stay Away From Sin

    *Updated: November 27, 2018 Note: This devotional was originally posted on my youngest son’s 16th birthday, July 6, 2016. (He’s now 18)  This young man brings me joy and never ceases to put a smile on my face or make me laugh.  Rarely can you take a “normal” snapshot of him.  Practically every picture is one with him making a goofy pose.  lol One main tool that I’ve used to train my three young men is God’s Word.  There is no other better training tool available on this earth.  Over the years, I’ve tried to train them on “How to Stay Away from Sin” Proverbs 4:15 says, Avoid it, pass not…