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    ABC: Kind Words, Kind Ways

    The last few ABC posts have been: Helper, please Help, Invade me and Involve me, and Just for the Unjust. The next letter and phrase brings us to Kind Words, Kind Ways.Kind Words, Kind Ways? There once was a queen named Jezebel who reigned over Israel during the days of Elijah the prophet. She was an extremely evil queen who persuaded her husband, King Ahab, and all of Israel, to worship Baal. Unkind words and unkind ways continuously poured from Jezebel’s heart. For example, she deliberately had an innocent man, Naboth, falsely accused and then stoned to death just so her husband Ahab could possess his piece of land in order to…

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    ABC: Lord of my Life

    My three previous posts are entitled: Invade me and Involve me, Just for the Unjust, and Kind words, Kind ways. The next phrase in the ABC progression is: Lord of my Life.Lord of my Life? In the home of Mary, Martha, and Lazarus, Jesus was speaking to a room full of people who were hungry to hear truth. His words were full of life and peace; the crowd sat a His feet, feasting on every word. Meanwhile, Martha was scurrying back and forth in the kitchen preparing food for the people. When she looked up and saw Mary sitting at Jesus’ feet, she became indignant. She asked Jesus, “Lord, do You not…

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    ABC: Make me, Mold me, Move me

    Previous scriptural based alphabetical phrases in my most recent posts are: Invade me and Involve me; Kind words, Kind ways; and Lord of my life. Today’s post is: Make me, Mold me, Move me.Make me, Mold me, Move me? When God brought the Israelite nation out of Egypt, He planned to lead them into Canaan, a land flowing with milk and honey. Two young faith-filled men, Joshua and Caleb, scoped out the land and came back with a wonderful report. However, the Israelites were full of fear and dismay due to other men’s negative reports about there being “giants in the land.” Because the people did not trust in the…

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    ABC: Name above all Names

    My most recent ABC posts have been: Kind words, Kind ways; Lord of my Life; Make me, Mold me, Move me. Today’s post is Name above all Names.Name above all Names? In one point in time and history, all people spoke the same language. These people who lived in the land of Shinar, came together and said, “Come, let us build for ourselves a city and a tower whose top will reach heaven, and let us make for ourselves a name; lest we be scattered abroad over the face of the earth.” God, seeing the intentions of their proud heart, could not allow them to succeed with their self-seeking and…

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    ABC: Offer help Often

    The previous few ABC posts are as follows: Lord of my Life; Make Me, Mold Me, Move Me; and Name above all Names. Today, it’s Offer help Often.Offer help Often? Jesus spoke a parable to a certain lawyer in order to explain the statement, Love your neighbor as yourself. The parable unfolds: A man was traveling from Jerusalem to Jericho when robbers attacked him, leaving him beaten, stripped, and half dead. A short while later, a priest came upon the dying man, observed him, and chose to walk to the other side of the road. Likewise, another religious man, a Levite, came upon the wounded traveler and he, too, deliberately passed to…

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    ABC: Prince of Peace, Please Come

    My three previous ABC posts are: Make me, Mold me, Move me; Name above all Names; and Offer help Often. The next phrase is: Prince of Peace, Please Come.Prince of Peace, Please Come? During Jesus’ day, the leading scribes and Pharisees could not accept Jesus as the Son of God. They considered their “father” to Abraham and they strictly followed the rules and regulations from long ago. These religious men did not understand that Jesus was the fulfillment of the law, as well as the new law- full of freedom, peace, and joy! Jesus told these Jews, “Abraham rejoiced to see my day, and he saw and was glad…Truly, truly,…

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    ABC: Quiet my Questioning heart

    My past three ABC posts include: Name above all Names, Offer help Often, and Prince of Peace Please Come. Today, it’s Quiet my Questioning heart.Quiet my Questioning heart? Long ago, Moses led the Israelite nation out of slavery from Egypt. They survived the ten plagues and made a grand exit, straight through the parted Red Sea. These people saw and experienced God’s powerful work on their behalf. Three days into their new freedom journey, however, they began to grumble due to lack of water. When they came to Marah, they could not drink its water because it was bitter…So the people grumbled against Moses, saying, “What are we to drink?” Likewise,…

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    ABC: Rest with Him, Run with Him

    The previous few ABC posts are entitled: Offer Help Often, Prince of Peace Please Come, and Quiet my Questioning Heart. Today, it’s Rest with Him, Run with Him.Rest with Him, Run with Him? Long ago, a man named Saul became the appointed king of Israel. The people were proud of King Saul, for he was taller than any of his people from his shoulders upward (I Samuel 10:23). The Israelites wanted Saul to represent strength and power to all the other nations. King Saul did lead mightily for a time but his heart did not rest nor run with the Lord. As a matter of fact, Saul was driven by…

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    ABC: Stand Steady in His Strength

    My previous three ABC posts are entitled: Prince of Peace Please Come, Quiet my Questioning Heart, and Rest with Him, Run with Him. Today it is Stand Steady in His Strength.Stand Steady in His Strength? Jesus’ disciples were on a boat in the midst of a fierce storm. Late into the night, they saw a ghost-like figure walking on the water with the waves swirling all aroud him. Jesus called out, “Take courage, it is I; do not be afraid.” Then Peter confidently called to Him, “Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water.” So the Lord called him, and Peter stepped out of…

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    ABC: Totally Trust the Truth

    The three previous ABC posts I have written are: Quiet my Questioning Heart, Rest with Him-Run with Him, and Stand Steady in His Strength. Today’s post is: Totally Trust the Truth.Totally Trust the Truth? Long ago, King Asa ruled over the nation of Judah; for most of his reign, he did good and right in the sight of the Lord. He removed foreign alters and high places from the land. As a result, God’s blessing of peace was on the nation during this time. However, in the 36th year of Asa’s reign, Baasha, King of Israel came upon Judah. For some reason, instead of turning to the Lord first to seek help,…