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yourebeautifullylovely:

"In Jewish society, if a person had to sell himself or herself as a servant to pay his debts, his closest relative could save him by buying back his freedom. To save us, Jesus became our closest Relative-closer than any father, mother, brother, sister or lover. We can’t understand His kind of love but we can know that it is real, and we can reveal it by loving others."-Man of Peace pg.93

Amen

yourebeautifullylovely:

"In Jewish society, if a person had to sell himself or herself as a servant to pay his debts, his closest relative could save him by buying back his freedom. To save us, Jesus became our closest Relative-closer than any father, mother, brother, sister or lover. We can’t understand His kind of love but we can know that it is real, and we can reveal it by loving others."-Man of Peace pg.93

Amen

Mark 12:30-31 (NIV)
30 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ 31 The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”

“My argument against God was that the universe seemed so cruel and unjust. But how had I got this idea of just and unjust? A man does not call a line crooked unless he has some idea of a straight line. What was I comparing this universe with when I called it unjust?”
― C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

xoxo-pamela

Yes, Jesus flipped tables and used a whip in the temple, but He also said “Forgive them, for they do not know what they do” while He hung on the cross.

We can show righteous anger for those who do evil things, but we also need to be willing to plead for their souls as they seek to kill us. That is what it means to follow Christ, to be as He is, showing mercy and grace to those who have no idea what they do; even if it takes our lives.

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Galatians 5:22 | Wait with Patience - By Joyce Meyer


By Joyce Meyer -Many people want change, but they don’t want to go through the waiting process.  But the truth is, waiting is a given, we are going to wait.  The question is, are we going to wait the wrong or right way?  If we wait the wrong way, we’ll be miserable’ but if we decide to wait God’s way, we can become patient and actually enjoy the wait.It takes practice, but as we let God help us in each situation, we develop patience, which s one of the most important Christian virtues.  Patience is a fruit of the Spirit.  It’s developed only under trial, so me must not run from difficult situations.As we develop patience, the Bible says we finally feel completely satisfied, lacking nothing.  Even our relationship with God involves progressive changes.  We learn to trust Him in a deeper way by going through many experiences that require us to wait longer than we’d like.Trust me, the waiting may be hard, but it will make you stronger.  The benefits that patience brings are certainly worth any uncomfortable wait!Galatians 5:22 - But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulnessPrayer Starter:  God, I want to change and grow deeper in my relationship with You.  I understand that this means developing patience, but I know that I will grow stronger as You develop patience in me.

Galatians 5:22 | Wait with Patience - By Joyce Meyer

By Joyce Meyer -

Many people want change, but they don’t want to go through the waiting process.  But the truth is, waiting is a given, we are going to wait.  The question is, are we going to wait the wrong or right way?  If we wait the wrong way, we’ll be miserable’ but if we decide to wait God’s way, we can become patient and actually enjoy the wait.

It takes practice, but as we let God help us in each situation, we develop patience, which s one of the most important Christian virtues.  Patience is a fruit of the Spirit.  It’s developed only under trial, so me must not run from difficult situations.

As we develop patience, the Bible says we finally feel completely satisfied, lacking nothing.  Even our relationship with God involves progressive changes.  We learn to trust Him in a deeper way by going through many experiences that require us to wait longer than we’d like.

Trust me, the waiting may be hard, but it will make you stronger.  The benefits that patience brings are certainly worth any uncomfortable wait!

Galatians 5:22 - But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness

Prayer Starter:  God, I want to change and grow deeper in my relationship with You.  I understand that this means developing patience, but I know that I will grow stronger as You develop patience in me.

Do not doubt God in your situation and it will be given to you - James 1:5-6


If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.  But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.  James 1:5-6

Do not doubt God in your situation and it will be given to you - James 1:5-6

If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.  But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.  James 1:5-6