The Key to Success, Purity, and Hope

We can memorize poems, memorize names, or memorize our multiplication tables … head knowledge.

We can meditate upon the Word, apply it to ourselves, pray the words as our own, consume God’s Word as if it were the life-giving manna and living water that it is … heart knowledge.

When God’s Word is in my heart, it becomes a part of me, and as a part of me, I am empowered to restate it with passion and love.

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Praying God’s Love on Your Husband

Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up;
does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil;
does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth;
bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away. …
And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
1 Corinthians 13:4-8, 13

Head knowledge is good. Scripture knowledge is great. Heart knowledge of the Scriptures prompts me to prayer. I love praying God’s Word.

I also love my husband of 48 years. As I read 1 Corinthians 13, I began to focus upon my relationship with the Lord and with Keith and decided to pray portions of this Scripture.

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Days to Live … Jesus Watched

Widow’s Mite by James Joseph Jacques Tissot, Online Collection of Brooklyn Museum

Have you wondered what you would do if you knew that you had days to live? What would be your priorities?

Jesus knew that His time had come. His eyes were focused on the cross. But He had so much to do, to teach, to heal, to love during His last days.

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Breakthrough to Your Miracle … God Still Performs Miracles!

Miracles. You probably believe in miracles. You may have seen one or two. Miracles are impossible, right?

Pastor Jason Noble wrote this book as a companion to the movie Breakthrough that is airing in theaters April 17. Based on a confirmed miracle, the movie tells the story of John Smith. Smith fell into the icy waters of Lake St. Louis. When the first responders pulled him out of the waters, he had no pulse, and when his mother arrived at the emergency room, he had been dead for over an hour. She prayed loudly that God would heal him, and at that instant, the nurse picked up a pulse. Sixteen days later, he walked out of the hospital.

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Dove Lesson Points to Mystery of Christ

Two doves walking the wall. The male dove takes a few steps and turns to see if his mate is following. She starts up the incline and stops. They both look at me. Then, the male turns and takes a few steps forward, turns and looks at her. She follows.

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Marriage, A Stunning Perspective

You see 5 editors, on the cover. You turn the pages to the contributors’ page and find that 38 experts contributed to the 16 chapters which were divided into four sections. You take a deep sigh, close the cover, and turn to the back cover.

“What we believe about marriage reflects what we believe about God.”

Interesting perspective. I had never thought about marriage in this way.

I am so glad that I opened the book again and began to read. This book explores the depth, the intimacy, and the beauty of marriage from God’s perspective.

Marriage: Its Foundation, Theology, and Mission in a Changing World is a much-needed book that digs deeply into the soil of today’s marriages, pulls up the weeds, turns them over and upside down, and asks “Why?”

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