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Satisfied

“Dad, I want a ball glove and I want a bicycle for Christmas.” Remember asking for those things, or how about, ” I want an ice cream cone” does that ring any bells. I thought so. I said that word want when I was a kid and even a teen.  As a late teen and going on twenty I don’t think I used that word anymore. I never had much money so I had to begin thinking through about what I needed or was it just something I wanted. Changing my way of thinking saved me a lot of money and disappointment, and made straight my path for the future.

Ps. 23:1 says ” the Lord is my Shepard I shall not want. : That says it all. I am satisfied God will meet my every need and if there is anything else He will see to it that I lack no good thing. Oh! I still mess up once in a while, but He helps get my bearings straight again and get me back on course.

I contemplate about what is my greatest need and the answer comes to me simply,  to be like Christ. That one answer means it will cost me everything but it is worth it all.

   Consider all that you have bought and lost, or friends you’ve have or had, or places you have been. Are you still in the wanting stage of life or do you begin to see there is a greater need in your life. Consider the cost, is it worth having things of this world that you have seen fade away with time, or Christ who says ” I will never leave you  nor forsake you and I will be with you always.”

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Walking On the Fire

Sometimes God will give you a word and no matter if it’s for the future, the word sometimes comes from events of the past. The  word I received  was a”fire” and it came through a friend in our bible study.  She was talking about Africa where the people in most locals had to cook over an open fire.

When I heard the word fire, it brought a happening up out of the past, afresh in my spirit. My wife and I had only been married a few short years. Sitting at home my wife told me that she had been talking on the phone to her friend whom she had not seen for many years. Her friend was now married and living in upper Pennsylvania and they wanted to see each other again, and so they made plans for us to visit them.

After driving from our home in West Virginia for several hours we finally arrived at their home and planned to stay about three days. One morning everyone wanted to go to a local park and have a picnic. On arrival we located a nice area that had a few empty tables and set up our food. We were  having a great time of sharing  stories and my wife spoke of funny things that happened in their childhood. This precious couple had two beautiful little girls and while we were talking, the two girls were playing around one of the other empty picnic tables. One of their daughters, in playing, stepped on some coals laying on the ground.  Someone earlier in the day had poured out the hot coals on the ground. As the daughter stepped on the coals she cried out in great pain.  All of us leaped over to her picking her up, and her daddy put her foot in the ice chest to help lessen the pain. I began quietly to ask God to work a miracle and not let her little foot be scarred. We all rushed her to the hospital. After about twenty minutes the doctor came over to us and said he could not find anything wrong with her foot. Her foot was completely free of any pain and there was no sign of any kind of burn. Praise the Lord! He answered the prayer exceedingly beyond what I had even asked. Glory to His wonderful name. May the good Lord help us all to always be watching and praying in season or out. His works are far too numerous for my feeble words. Be Blessed and Remain a Blessing.

Pray With Your God

Starting a relationship with anyone takes a lot of time. When we begin to talk or share together, we talk about our likes and dislikes and as we do so, our relationship will begin to grow. It is the same way with God, we share all those things that are mentioned above as we talk together. The greatest way to increase our knowledge of God is through His word. We converse with God by reading, praying, and even singing His word. A good place to start doing all of these is in the book of Psalms. We gather knowledge and wisdom and most of all, we come to a place of trust in our new relation with God. In this new found trust we are not afraid to tell God all our inner most feelings. Being able to share all these things with God can bring us the peace  we have sought all our lives, and it’s a peace that passes all understanding. Be Blessed.