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We are like fire. What feeds you?

Reading the Word of God may not sound exciting, but it's worth it. I had not read the Bible until I was in my late 30's. In fact, the 1st time I read a story in the Bible (story of Sodom & Gomorrah), I heaved the Bible across the room thinking how ridiculous! But about a decade later, I read the entire Bible. Since then, I have re-read it again & again.  My Bible is now in shambles; but I’m better than ever. I see the world differently; everything in relation to God. I would never go back to my life where God was on the backburner. Why would I? Why miss out on getting to know the One who...

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from a MEOW to a ROAR!

When I was young, I was taught to memorize prayers. It wasn't until my late 30's that I realized God wants us to speak to Him from our heart. We do this to share ourselves with the very One who made us; to let Him know we love Him and that we want His desires to become ours. We acknowledge our errors and ask for forgiveness; we renew the Spirit within us and ask for empowerment (which He happily gives). Throughout our lifetime, we become stronger as we are transformed eventually into the image of His Son, Jesus. Isn't it like God to make a simple request of us (to pray) and then use that for our good. Such an...

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Who is Jesus? (What does Anne Graham Lotz say?)

Anne Graham Lotz says in her 07/29/19 AnGel Ministries email "If we think we can avoid God by pleading indifference toward Him or ignorance of Him, we're mistaken; both choices are indirect rejection. John makes this point when he states, 'He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him.' (John 1:10 NIV)  It would be easier to imagine Ford Motor Company not recognizing Henry Ford, or Microsoft not recognizing Bill Gates, or the United States of America not recognizing George Washington than to imagine man not recognizing his Creator!" She later states, "The majority of the world doesn't recognize Him for Who He is. The world talks of and teaches...

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Light at the End of the Tunnel

A lot of us go through times when we put God on the back burner (I think that was my teens, 20s and good part of my 30s.) Later, when we need help or we experience pain, we don't feel worthy of God's help. BUT WAIT! If that's your thinking, STOP! God wants desperately to talk with you. If you turn your heart to Him, He'll make certain that all things work for your good because He loves you.

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Reflection & Discovery - the Reasons behind the Study Guide

I was gifted a Bible when I was in my 20s, but after reading the story of Sodom and Gomorrah, I heaved the book across the room, not to pick it up again until almost a decade later. Finally, when I realized God was calling me, I read the entire Bible in one year (that's easy if you'll read 4 chapters/day, skipping 1 day/wk to go to church). As I learned more about God and His love for us, and His will for us, I realized my behavior wasn't matching up very well with that of a good Christian. I decided to dig deep. I asked myself questions like: if God is really speaking, was I listening the way I...

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