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  1. Lord of all we bow before Thee. All on earth thy scepter claim,  All in heaven above adore Thee,  Infinite Thy vast domain, everlasting is Thy reign.  Let us all bow down before our merciful, wonderful Lord who love us so much.  Why should we do this at this hour?  Because He is leading us... through the valley of the shadow and death, but we should fear no evil... for Jesus is with us.  Leading us, guiding our steps and protecting us from all harm.  O blessed thought that comes from heaven.  Words that come to our hearts with confort and joy.  Whatever I do, wherever I be... the Lord will lead us all to heavens gates.   O blessed Saviour, You are leading us. By Your own hand You lead us all the way to glory.  His faithful follower we shall be.   Lord, I will clasp Your hand in mine.  Not ever let it go.  For without You we are nothing.   And when our task on earth it is done, we shall open our eyes to see Jesus, smiling, lovingly calling us to His open arms to receive us in glory.   More love, more power, more of You in my life...   And I will worship You with all of my heart, I will worship You with all my mind, and I will worship You with all my strenght.  For You are my Lord.   He indeed is our Lord, so merciful and kind.  

  2. Oh the glory of the Lord our God almighty.  He is the redeemer of our souls.  Our gracious God is ever the same.  The prophets of old believe in Him.  The apostles cryied  out to Him and He heard His prayers.  All the saints who believe Him were saved.  He is ready to forgive and cleanse us from all sin.  Bringing lost sinners into His fold.  And I was one of them.  In the presence of the Lord... all troubles melt away.   Why?   Because.. in the presence of Jehovah, there is fullness of joy.  Giving happiness and peace instead of strife and unhappiness.  Giving us the victory day by day.   That is one reason to praise Him and adore His name now and forever more.  Amen

  3. Rick1
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    5518884.jpgWhich crown are we seeking? The crown of glory of this world and the flesh, which passes as we pass from this life and is temporary? Or, the crown that awaits us not of this world or the flesh, which is received after we pass from this life and is eternal. The believer and the athlete both aim for the same thing, the victory and the crown. They both must go through intense training to achieve this. “Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last; but we do it to get a crown that will last forever.” (1 Corinthians 9:25). The one thing that both have in common is sacrifice.  Both go through physical, emotional, and mental pain and loss. Loss by giving up the things temporary for something greater. Putting first that which is greater than the present. How we direct our efforts are similar, but the reward, the ‘crown’, is much different. As believers, we will indeed go through intensive training. These are our trials and tests that our ‘trainer’, the Lord, trains us up in. The athlete is not surprised or in despair because of the intensive training they are going through because the end justifies the means. They accept, and expect, the suffering and loss gladly because of the final reward, and account it with eagerness and joy.  Likewise, as believers we should also accept the intensive training, hardships, the tests and trials, with even more eagerness and joy. “Dear friends, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come on you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you.” (1 Peter 4:12).  In the end the athlete rejoices in all the hard training, suffering, sacrificing  and loss they went through to obtain that crown of victory. But in the end, it perishes. As believers, the same hardships we faced, and conquered for the crown, the victory, is eternal. “Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that day – and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for His appearing.” (1 Peter 4:8). The athlete and the believer share the same things. The difference is that the athlete knows and expects all that they must sacrifice, and is thankful for them and thankful for all the training. They have faith and trust in their trainer. The pain and the tears of training to achieve the final goal. As believers, do we share the same feelings? Or do we constantly complain and question our ‘trainer’? Are we thankful to Him for guiding and being beside us in these times. “Give thanks in ALL circumstances; for this is the Will of God in Christ Jesus.” (1 Thessalonians 5:18). We all must choose the crown that we will pursue.  Will it be the crown of seeking and obtaining all the comforts of worldly desires, or the crown for not seeking or obtaining them? We have one promise while in the process of obtaining the eternal crown over the temporal: “Even unto you old age and gray hairs I am He, I am He who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and rescue you.” (Isaiah 46:4).  Our trainer is always with us through our entire life.

     

     

    “BLESSED IS THE MAN WHO PERSEVERES UNDER TRIAL, BECAUSE WHEN HE HAS STOOD THE TEST, HE WILL RECEIVE THE CROWN OF LIFE GOD HAS PROMISED THOSE WHO LOVE HIM.”  (James 1:12)

     

     

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  4. I know it is easier said than done.  But if we are going through a rough time, we lost our job, our health is going down the tube and our family reject Jesus because they feel there are too many hypocrites in church.   Pray for them.  Fast for the lost souls that come along.  Ask Jesus for healing in your life.   He alone is the joy of our lives and will heal us from any infirmity.  If we can trust Him to save our souls, we can trust Him to take away all our pain, all our sorrow.  So, when you are so lonely in this world and it seems that no one cares about you or your problems... Jesus does.  Read His word, talk to Him in prayer.  Join the local church and be active in it.   Volunteer to be food server in the local soup kitchen, visit the sick and those who are in nursing homes.  If you,can sing songs then join the choir and start doing Gods work and the joy of the Lord shall be your strenght.  Count all joy, my brothers,  when you meet trials of vaious kinds,  for you know that the testing of your faith, produces stedfastness.    James 1.2,3

  5. Now, let us all lay down to rest in the holy presence of God.  Hear what the angels of heaven sing.  Holy, holy, holy art Thou o Lord.  The elders and the angels bow before You.  That is a wonderful priceless treasure to be found.  To hear the singing of praise, honor and glory to God almighty.  A heaven load has been lifted out of my chest.  I am coming home to heavens gates where we shall see, hear and sing praises to our heavenly Father who loves us with an everlasting love.   Who cares for us and lead us to our eternal home.  To unearth at last the worlds most priceless treasure is to seek Jesus face all the days of our lives.  Loving Him, praising Him, adoring His holy name.  Most holy, most righteouss most pure in our eyes.  A gaze upon the splendor of our Lord who is coming for all of us.    Blessed be the name of the Lord now and forever more. Amen

  6. The touch of the Master

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    Every single area of our life should be dedicated to Gods purpose and will.  He is the One who give us the desires and the will to do it.  Let us stand in awe before Him.  In His holy presence there is fullness of joy.  O glory to the Lord our God for giving us the desire and the will to serve Him with all our heart, mind and soul.   For God created everything that exists.  Everythng came into existence for His own glory and His pleasure.  And we, His dear children have so much worth.  We are more valuable than priceless treasure.  That is one of the reasons that we need to be a sweet offering, a dedication to God almighty.  Every area of our lives should be an act of spiritual worship to God.  Therefore... present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God.  Which is your spiritual service of worship.  Romans 12.2   Dear God, thank you so much, for showing us the way in which we should walk.  Accept us as living sacrifice, holy and pure before Your eyes.  May our dedication to You will be a sweet offering before Your holy presence.  In Your name. Amen

  7. The Encourager
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    Whatever God allows to come your way there is a purpose for it. And if God allowed it to come your way, it had to go through God’s hands before it reached you. Satan does not have free course in any of God's children's lives to do as he wants. Before Satan could touch Job (Job 1:9-12; 2:6) and Peter (Luke 22:31-32), he had to get permission from God. 

    God I ask in Jesus’ name whatever You allow to come my way (blessings, tests, sickness, or hardships) let everything that I go through cause me to grow closer to You and fall more in love with You. Teach me how to trust You and rest in Your love. Speak to my heart and whisper Your Words of encouragement and hope in my ear. Let me know that everything is going to be alright. Whatever You allow to come my way let me find myself praying and not worrying, trusting You and not doubting You. Let me find myself crying out to You, seeking Your face for comfort, courage, faith, understanding, and direction.

    When my life seems darkest, show me Your light and peace. Help me think clear righteous faith thoughts. Wrap Your arms around me, hold me, and just love on me. Whisper in my ear that everything is going to be alright. Show me how to hold on to Your peace, Your Word, and all that You have promised me in Your Word. Bless me to become more sensitive to Your voice, quicker to respond to Your command, more knowledgeable in the Word of God, stronger in the Lord, wiser in the choices that I make, and healthier on my journey called life with You. God all that I have asked of You in this prayer, please do the same for all those I love, care about, and the writer of this prayer. God Thank You for listening and answering all my prayers in Your timing. God Thank You for not failing me. I Thank You for my testimony of victory.


    Encourager Linda Flagg, MA, CS, LM
    Certified Christian Life Coach & Youth Minister
     

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  8. Matchless grace of Jesus

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    Marvelous, infinite, matchless grace of Jesus.  Has come to us directly from the heart of Gods mercy and compassion.  Freely bestowed on all who believe.   Yes, we believe, we trust, we are waiting for Him coming in the clouds to take all home to glory.  Grace, Gods grace that will pardon and cleanse within.  O marvelous grace that is greater than all our sin.   Let us all come before His holy throne, bow down and worship at His feet.  Our souls will be renewed with a new hope.  Our spirits shall be free to adore Him and praise Him all the days of our lives.   You o Lord, shine like a bright morning star.  Jesus, o my Jesus... what a wonder You are.  You shine before our eyes.  We yearn to know You more.  More than we do right now.  And we long to see You face to face.  Glory, o glory to the Lamb.  For You are glorious and worthy to be praised.  The Lamb upon the throne of God and unto You we lift our voice in praise.  The Lamb upon the throne.  Shout to the Lord, all the earth. Break out in praise and shout for joy.  Psalm 98.4

  9. O Lord, Your face is all I seek.  You have been so good to all of us.  Your eyes are on our lives and we just thank You and praise You and adore You ... O Lord.  How wonderful and good You are .  You have said.  Seek My face.  My heart says to You.  Your face o Lord, do I seek.  Psalm 27.8   Our wonderful Saviour has given us a command to obey His word.  To such as believe in our hearts what is written in it is all true and eternal.  Heaven and earth shall pass away, but My words shall never pass away.  The doors of the world lie wide open before us.  To pray for lost souls, to share Jesus to them.  To obey Gods word. The sorrows and the needs of sinners can only be met by the Lord.   O Lord, unto You do we lift our voice.  Holy is the Lamb that was slain.  For You are glorious and worthy to be praised.  We honor You and praise You for revealing Your word to us.  Jesus, His holy presence will go with us. He alone will see us through.  In Him is all our hope and trust.

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    Oh halleluyah, all glory, all praise and all honor to Him who was slain for all of us who believe.  We were doomed to hell but His mercy, His compassion, His care and love rescued us from a burning hell.   Blessed be His name.  Yet we know exactly what was His purpose.  We do not know the time and the hour when He shall appear in the cloud of heaven.  To take us all.  The redeemed by His Blood up to heaven above.  The clothes He gave us for the wedding feast are all ready and we are ready for His soon return to earth.  We were told to watch and pray.  For we know that the Father knows the hour and the time when He shall appear before us.  If you have been blessed by His holy presence in this life of ours, then we shall bow down before Him and worship and adore Him in spirit and in truth saying..... Worthy is the Lamb that was slain, to receive power, and riches and wisdom and strenght, and honor and glory and blessing.  Rev. 5.12