• The Ray of Sunshine You Didn’t Know You Needed

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    Clouds and sun beams by By Frank Kovalchek from Anchorage, Alaska, USA, via Wikimedia Commons licensed Creative Commons 3.0.
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    7 “And when you are praying, do not use meaningless repetition as the Gentiles do, for they suppose that they will be heard for their many words. 8 So do not be like them; for your Father knows what you need before you ask Him.9 “ Pray, then, in this way: ‘Our Father who is in heaven, Hallowed be Your name.10 ‘ Your kingdom come. Your will be done, On earth as it is in heaven.11 ‘ Give us this day our daily bread.12 ‘And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.13 ‘And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from] evil. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.’
    Matthew 6:7-13 (NASB)

    We want to fly, we want to soar, we want to spread our wings as eagles and race upon the wind.  Too many times though earthly needs, worldly desires hold us down from soaring.  We find bills pilling up, time thieves stealing precious moments of rest, and the demands of commitments keeping us from recharging our physical and mental batteries.  For those who pray often, sometimes the barrage of requests flying up to the Father in the name of the Son tend to launch like rockets at a fireworks show.  For those who don’t pray, trying to accomplish life in their own strength the drain of energy is no less real just with the feeling that no one cares resting heavily on their shoulders anchoring them firmly to the ground. Continue reading  Post ID 2136



  • Greek Word of the Day – Knows/Oikeios (Strongs 3609)

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    7 “And when you are praying, do not use meaningless repetition as the Gentiles do, for they suppose that they will be heard for their many words. 8 So do not be like them; for your Father knows what you need before you ask Him.9 “ Pray, then, in this way: ‘Our Father who is in heaven, Hallowed be Your name.10 ‘ Your kingdom come. Your will be done, On earth as it is in heaven.11 ‘ Give us this day our daily bread.12 ‘And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.13 ‘And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from] evil. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.’
    Matthew 6:7-13 (NASB)

    The entries for today’s Greek word are very interesting taken in context with this passage. Have fun puzzling through this word choice by the ancient Greeks.

    Greek Word of the Day Knows/Oikeios (Strongs 3624) from www.biblestudytools.com HERE.
    Greek Word of the Day Knows/Oikeios (Strongs 3624) from www.biblestudytools.com HERE.


  • Prayer, It’s Not Just for Fear Anymore

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    1The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. 2He makes me lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside quiet waters. 3He restores my soul; He guides me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake. 4Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. 5You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you have anointed my head with oil; my cup overflows. 6Surely goodness and loving kindness will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
    Psalm 23 (NASB)

    22“Blessed are you when men hate you, and ostracize you, and insult you, and scorn your name as evil, for the sake of the Son of Man.
    Luke 6:22 (NASB)

    What is a tool?  A tool is something that sits in a box or a drawer, forgotten and discarded until you need it.  Then, when something breaks, we reach into our tool box or tool drawer, rummage around taking stock of what we find there, until we see that old tool again.  We take that rediscovered tool out, dust it off, and attempt to apply it to the problem at hand.  Sometimes we must relearn how that tool functions before we can attempt to fix the problem with it lest we make the situation worse.  More often than not as soon as we have what we think is a fixed problem we toss the tool aside and go back to what we were doing before the problem inconvenienced the plan of our lives. Continue reading  Post ID 2129