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11/7/09 6:16 P

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Devonne, I just love your spirit. You make me want to shout and sing and get excited about our Lord!!

I would love for you to look at my blog for today. You weren't here for when this young lady and my two younger kids sang at a local church, so you may not get some of the references I made (that is blogged, too, in several places, the practices and the performance). This child is SO anointed. I think you will be blessed by it!

*huggggggggggs*

~Missy~

There is nothing we can do to make God love us more; there is nothing we can do to make God love us less. -- Philip Yancey


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11/7/09 1:39 P

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...and Romans 8:1 has always been a key verse to me as well!

I need not be ensnared by the trap of the enemy to keep me in bondage in my weaknesses. I press on, persevere and know that the Lord is patient, and loving, helping each of us to move in the direction of healing, NOT perfection (as the trap often brings to my mind). We ARE free!

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11/6/09 7:23 P

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That is a great verse also! I think I will remember that one. Thank you!

Romans 8:1
There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.

May God richly bless you!

In Jesus Name
Amen
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11/6/09 7:22 P

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Hallelujah! I think I have come across a great team here! I'll look foward to sharing these memory verses each week as well!

My last verses to memorize were a blessing from the Lord on a particular day if struggle for me - Proverbs 3:5 - 8

...and I think of the last verse often as I work through my weightloss journey - "turn away from evil, for it will be healing to your body and refreshment to your bones"...

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11/6/09 1:51 P

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I like that too Missy! That's so true!! If I want to learn more about anything, I need to be around the people who know what I want to learn.

I want to learn more and more about our Lord, therefore this is one of the places I can learn.
love, Darlene

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11/6/09 12:05 A

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Great Advice Mama!

Romans 8:1
There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.

May God richly bless you!

In Jesus Name
Amen
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11/5/09 11:42 P

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Kris, I liken our SP teams to a church body on many levels and for many of the same reasons. If you want to become a teacher, you hang out with teachers, not school kids. If you want to become a mechanic, you hang out with mechanics, not folks who are stranded on the roadside with broken cars. If you want to become healthy, you hang out with healthy people!

~Missy~

There is nothing we can do to make God love us more; there is nothing we can do to make God love us less. -- Philip Yancey


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11/5/09 8:21 A

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Proverbs 27:17

As iron sharpens iron, So a man sharpens the countenance of his friend.


This reminds me of a friend posing a question about why I attend church - I didn't have an answer at the time, but this definitely works! Thanks.

Kris (North of Dallas, TX)

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Phil 3:14 "I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus."



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11/3/09 10:24 P

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What an awesome verse to choose and such insightful commentaries. This is such an important verse in our marriage and familial relationships. Those sparks fly and things get heated and it's terribly uncomfortable, but the result, if we remain humble before our God, is that we become sharper!

~Missy~

There is nothing we can do to make God love us more; there is nothing we can do to make God love us less. -- Philip Yancey


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11/2/09 8:55 P

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I look forward to your memory verse every week, this one was espesially timely. Thank you so much for your uplifting words. I listened to a preacher from Texas this afternoon. He was saying how we as Christians we were making it too on new beleivers. Using gimmicks to get them in the church & sugar coating Gods Word, We have to stand strong in speaking His true Word. And I can always trust you as you post these verses.

Whatever is lovely. . .think about such things. Phil. 4:8


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11/2/09 3:05 P

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Great reminder Karen! See how we are sharpening each other already!
Thank You Lord!

Romans 8:1
There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.

May God richly bless you!

In Jesus Name
Amen
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11/2/09 2:54 P

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As I read your encouraging post, I was reminded that iron can rust and corrode in addition to becoming dull.

If we neglect our reading, studying and congregating we may be in danger of becoming 'rusty' in our knowledge and passion for His Word.

May we be infused with The Holy Spirit and directed to the scriptures that we need to sharpen one another!

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11/2/09 8:01 A

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This is a woderful and Inspiring post. Thank you.

NOTHING TASTES AS GOOD AS THIN FEELS.


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11/2/09 6:44 A

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emoticon Greg for this beautiful and inspiring post!

~Marie
It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.
~Mahatma Gandhi
Don't let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway, we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use.
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11/2/09 6:38 A

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awesome words. praise be to jesus for giving you the words to put down. god bless.

Michelle
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If you can imagine it, you can achieve it.
If you can dream it, you can become it.
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11/1/09 9:44 P

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Thank you Greg. I'll be working on that memory verse. love, Darlene

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11/1/09 9:02 P

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Being connected through Jesus the Christ is the most wondrous and powerful thing. I couldn't agree more with what each of you wrote. Your words and the scripture remind me of this:

Today in church we had a community prayer, for lack of another name. Everyone who wanted to pray for others was asked to stand and those who needed to be prayed over/for were to remain seated. Well, everyone stood so he asked us to join hands in groups of just a few....and we all prayed silently for those whose hands we were connected with.

It apparently moved others as much as it moved me for there were quiet tears all over the place. And I'm thinkin we sharpened each other in so many ways.



For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son,that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16


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11/1/09 8:41 P

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I understand fully, Greg. I, too, was fascinated when Dad sharpened the lawnmower blade with a metal file. How sharp that blade became!

And, I, too, am uplifted by others' posts and remarks on my blogs and profile page and in response to my posts. I smile and laugh and sometimes cry when I read the encouragement.

Sometimes it seems almost mystical that when I'm feeling down or feeling sorry for myself or being frustrated, a comment will appear that will erase the bad mood and lift my spirits.

We need to keep in touch with others. We never know the effect our words will have on someone.

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11/1/09 8:30 P

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Hello and praise the Lord everyone
Welcome to the Memory Verse for the week. This week the verse will be from Proverbs 27:17

As iron sharpens iron, So a man sharpens the countenance of his friend.

Father God, I pray that You speak through me as I write these words. You get all the Glory, Honor and Praise. I am but a servant and I thank You for using me.
In Jesus Name
Amen

Hello and praise the Lord everyone
Welcome to the Memory Verse for the week. This week the verse will be from Proverbs 27:17
As iron sharpens iron, So a man sharpens the countenance of his friend.

You know, when we get together in the study of God's Word, it reminds me of watching my grandfather sharpen his old pocket knife against the iron sharpening pole he used to use. And for some reason that always fascinated me. Watching those two pieces of iron come together to sharpen that blade to a razors edge! We as Christians do that for each other when we discuss the Gospel together. I was taking to one of my SP friend today and as we were talking about our Bible study, the memory verse just popped in my spirit. And after continued talking, the verse manifested itself by showing that we helped to increase our knowledge we God's word by helping each other out in the study of His word. Just like the sharpening pole and the knife were both made of iron, so are we made of the same Spirit. We can not be made sharper by being with glass or wood. Paper will not make a blade better to cut with. And we cannot glow and because sharper by being with those of the world. Do you know that wood will dull a blade if that blade chops into it long enough, and we will become dull if we continue to pursue the world more than we do those of God.

And not only does this go for studying, but also for the edification of each other. When I come to these posts and see what others have to say, I am uplifted by the Godly words I see. Many are the times, when I am down, it is the words from my fellow saints that help me make it through the day!

So remember my friends, we are as iron! And when iron come to iron, it sharpens and makes stronger each piece. So let us continue to come together and make each other stronger through our faith and love in Jesus Christ!

In Jesus Name
Amen



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Romans 8:1
There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.

May God richly bless you!

In Jesus Name
Amen
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