Stand Strong, Seek God First

Peer pressure is real, isn’t it?

I have work clothes, casual clothes, gym clothes, and gardening clothes. Just as we dress differently, we talk and act by the rules, specifically detailed or implied by the situation.

When we neglect to follow the rules of the setting, we suffer the consequences.

In Esther 3, we read that Mordecai stood strong and did not bow to expectations. Consequences followed.

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Secrets We Leave Behind

When I read a book and find a nugget of truth, I highlight it and sometimes write myself a note by it. Sometimes I mark the page with a sticky note.

You can tell quite a bit about a person by picking up the books she reads and flipping through them. Oh, the secrets we leave behind.

I spent time in 1 John this morning. I typically spend time in my NASB Study Bible, but I wanted to compare. I pulled out my Scofield Bible.

I got distracted.

Blessed beyond measure.

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Stumbling in the Darkness?

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not anything made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men.” John 1:1-4

Jesus is all in all. He is God. In Him we find life and light for the way He wants us to walk.

“Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12

Not too long ago, I opened my eyes to pitch black, not even a star shining through the windows. Peering into the darkness, I rolled out of bed, started walking, and fell onto the bathtub. Disoriented and going in a direction that I had not intended, I needed a flashlight.

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10 Years Healed! A Name For Each Year

Come and listen, all you who fear God,
and I will tell you what he did for me.
For I cried out to him for help,
praising him as I spoke.
Psalm 66:16-17

There is no cure for fibromyalgia.

Brain fog, pain, fatigue, and depression plagued me for about 15 years.

Pills for pain, pills for sleep, pills to wake me up, pills to counteract the effects of the other pills, and handfuls of supplements filled my days and nights.

The work that I thought God had placed before me demanded too much from me, and my doctor encouraged me to resign.

One Saturday, I told God that I must have misunderstood His direction and that I would resign that Monday.

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