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more music [30 Jan 2012|09:54am]

katze_13

One of my favorite songs at the moment, that I heard from Air 1. If any of you enjoy alternative/rock/hip hop style music but don't like how it can be very, very ungodly, I suggest giving Air 1 a listen.
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FULFILLED PROPHESY [05 Dec 2011|10:04am]

thelivingword
BETHLEHEM

Read Luke 2:1–7; Micah 5:2

Joseph also went up… to the
city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and
lineage of David, to be registered with Mary, his betrothed wife, who was with
child
. Luke 2:4–5 NKJV

* * *
Mary was in the last stages of her
pregnancy when something very distressing happened. The ruler of Rome declared
that a census be taken, forcing everyone to go to the city of their birth to
register. Hardship or not, they had to comply with this order.

Joseph must have been deeply
concerned about his wife during the trip to Bethlehem. He probably did not
consider at the time that prophesy was being fulfilled. Over 700 years before,
the prophet Micah predicted that the promised Messiah would be born in
Bethlehem.

* * *
Life is not always convenient or
comfortable - sometimes circumstances may be overwhelming. Lord, give us peace
in those times, knowing that You are a God who cares and watches over us. Help
us to remember that all things work together for good to those who love You
and are called according to Your purpose
. (Romans 8:28)

* * *
"But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah,
though you are little among the thousands of Judah, Yet out of you shall come
forth to me the one to be Ruler in Israel, Whose goings forth are from of old,
from everlasting
." Micah 5:2 NKJV
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music to lift you up [07 Oct 2011|01:24pm]

katze_13
Here are some songs by some talented Christian groups. Hope you enjoy.





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SOLOMON'S TEMPLE [18 Sep 2011|04:09pm]

thelivingword

THE QUARRY


Read
1 Kings 6    

      In building the temple, only blocks dressed at the
quarry were used, and no hammer, chisel or any other iron tool was heard at the
temple site while it was being built.
1 Kings 6:7 NIV
* * *
      Solomon was given the task of building the temple
according to God’s exact specifications. Among those details were instructions
to dress the stones at the quarry, not at the temple site. The temple itself
could not be desecrated by the harsh pounding of hammer or chisel. Someone
walking past the site would see only the quiet actions of master builders–gifted
by God–setting the stones in place.
* * *
      We are told that our bodies are temples of the Holy
Spirit. Each day should find us at the “quarry” of Jesus our Rock, being molded
into shape by His Word. Only then will those walking by the temple site of our
lives see calm, peaceful activity as we use our talents for Him.
* * *
      Lord, as I sit before you just now–mold me into your
desired shape and use. May I exhibit the evidence of Your Holy Spirit in my life
today to my children, my husband and everyone who walks by.
* * *
      "Do you not know that your body is a temple of the
Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your
own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body
."     1
Corinthians 6:19‑20 NIV

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GOD'S PERFECT TIMING [25 Aug 2011|07:54am]

thelivingword


DAVID'S
SONG





     As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the LORD is flawless. He is a shield for all who take refuge in him. 2 Samuel 22:31 NIV


* * *


     Before David saw God’s promise of a his kingship fulfilled–he fought in many battles and lived through very difficult times. When God finally delivered him from all his enemies and the hand of Saul, David sang God’s praises:

     “He rescued me from my powerful enemy, from my foes, who were too strong for me… but the LORD was my support. He brought me out into a spacious place; he rescued me because he delighted in me.” (vv. 18-20)


* * *


     God’s way and God’s timing were perfect. Not only that, but in His appointed time – God would bring forth His only begotten Son through the line of David. The promised Messiah
would give His life to pay for David’s sins and for the sins of all who would believe in Him. God’s ways are not our ways. He knows the whole picture from
beginning to end.


* * *


     Lord, I know your timing is perfect and you have a plan for my life and for each of my loved ones, just as you did for David. Help me Lord, to keep an eternal perspective, knowing
that You have all things under control.


* * *


     The angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favor with God. You will be with child and give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus. . . The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David . . . and his kingdom will never end."   Luke
1:30-33
NIV



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GOD'S GREATER PLAN [16 Aug 2011|05:18pm]

thelivingword

DAVID'S HOUSE  

 
Read 1 Chronicles 17
         "Go and tell my servant David, ‘This is what the LORD says: You are not the one to build me a house to dwell in.… I declare to you that the LORD will build a house for you."
1 Chronicles 17:4,10b NIV
* * *
      David wanted to build a temple for the Lord God. He told Nathan the prophet, "Here I am, living in a palace of cedar, while the ark of the covenant of the LORD is under a tent." (17:1) But David's desire was not to be fulfilled in his lifetime. His son Solomon would build the temple.
      God had an even greater plan for David than this: He said to Nathan, “Tell my servant David …When your days are over and you go to be with your fathers, I will raise up your offspring to succeed you, one of your own sons, and I will establish his kingdom… I will set him over my house and my kingdom forever; his throne will be established forever."(17:11, 14)
     Jesus Christ will one day sit on the throne of David, and His kingdom will be forever. But today, God’s house is the temple where His Holy Spirit dwells–in the hearts and lives of believers.
* * *
          Thank you Lord, that because of Your eternal plan, I have been included in the promises given to David. Your kingdom will be forever, and all who receive you will have everlasting life. "Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven." (Matthew 6:10)
* * *
      ". . .do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God's." 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 NKJV

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CONSEQUENCES [09 Aug 2011|11:03am]

thelivingword

DAVID AND BATHSHEBA

 
. . . then David said to Nathan, "I have sinned against the LORD." 2 Samuel 12:13 NIV
* * *
David, though a man after God’s own heart, was far from perfect. He was involved in an adulterous affair with Bathsheba and sent her husband into the heat of battle to cover his sin. But God does not allow sin to be hidden forever. He sent the prophet Nathan to confront David saying, “Why did you despise the word of the LORD by doing what is evil in his eyes?” (12:9a)
* * *
There would be serious consequences for David’s sin. His own son Absalom would turn against him and be killed in battle as a result. The child born to Bathsheba would also die. But even as these consequences played out, we see that God did not give up on David. David’s faith brought him back to fellowship with the Lord, and God’s plan moved forward. David and Bathsheba had another son, Solomon, who is an ancestor of our Lord Jesus Christ.
* * *
Lord, thank You that Your faithfulness does not depend on our perfection. I will never be the perfect wife or mother or friend. But when I fail, I know that I can come to you for forgiveness and restoration.
* * *
"He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear and put their trust in the LORD." Psalm 40:2‑3 NIV
 

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TRUE FRIENDSHIP [01 Aug 2011|10:45am]

thelivingword

DAVID AND JONATHAN

 

Read 1 Samuel Chapters 18–20

 
      Jonathan made a covenant with David because he loved him as himself. Jonathan took off the robe he was wearing and gave it to David, along with his tunic, and even his sword, his bow and his belt. 1 Samuel 18:3-4 NIV
* * *
      David’s success in battle resulted in Saul’s extreme jealousy toward him. The people loved David–singing and dancing in his honor when he returned from battle. As they danced, they sang: "Saul has slain his thousands, and David his tens of thousands."(1 Samuel 18:7)
      Jonathan, Saul’s son, could have been jealous also, but the Spirit of God drew him into a loving covenant with his future king. Jonathan’s story is a beautiful picture of the covenant we enter, when we receive Jesus as our friend and Savior. Just as Jonathan said, 'The LORD is witness between you and me…forever.'" (1 Samuel 20:42) Likewise, the covenant of salvation God makes with us through faith in His Son is forever even into eternity.
* * *
      Lord, I praise You for Your friendship with me. "Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.” (John 15:13) –And You gave your life for me even before I was Your friend. Help me to live in the light of Your unfailing love.
* * *
          Then they kissed each other and wept together–but David wept the most. (1 Samuel 20:41 NIV)
          We love Him (Jesus) because He first loved us. (1 John 4:19 NKJV)
 

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OBEDIENCE VS REBELLION [19 Jul 2011|08:23am]

thelivingword

SAUL

 
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Read 1 Samuel 15
      So Samuel said: "Has the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed than the fat of rams. For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry."
1 Samuel 15:22‑23a NKJV
* * *
      King Saul thought that it was enough to follow God’s instructions partially. He not only took the spoils of war for himself, contrary to God’s command, but he also set up a monument in his own honor, instead of honoring God. Saul’s arrogance was like the sin of idolatry. According to God’s standards, he was worshiping himself. Saul knew exactly what God required–but he thought he could pick and choose which instructions were convenient for him. His impressive monument became proof of his arrogance – and God took the kingdom from him and gave it to another.
* * *
      Lord, as I seek Your will and purpose for my life, I want to be faithful to the instructions given in Your Holy Word. You have honored the position of wife and mother and required that it be given priority. Help me to remember this, as the world begins to squeeze me into its mold. Righteousness in Your eyes is far more important than worldly accomplishment.
* * *
     Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:6-7 NIV
 

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GOD'S GREATER PLAN [25 Jun 2011|07:14pm]

thelivingword

SAMSON

 
Read Judges 13–16

Samson led Israel for twenty years in the days of the Philistines. Judges 15:20 NIV
* * *
        Israel’s history continued in the cycle of disobedience, judgment, and crying out for deliverance. Then, once again, the Lord would provide a judge to lead the nation to victory. Samson’s story is interesting, not because of his role as a judge, but because of his supernatural strength. He was a man with serious character flaws–who often behaved foolishly–yet God still used him to carry out His sovereign plan.
      Israel’s primary struggle at this time was in the spiritual realm, between the One True God and Dagon, the demonic idol the Philistines worshiped. God’s plan would prevail, in spite of Samson’s moral failures, and his tragic end brought victory for Israel against the Philistines.
* * *
      Lord, help me to remember that life is not all about me and mine. It’s also about Your plan for my church, neighborhood, community, country and the world. Give me an obedient heart so that my character will reflect your love for the world, not be conformed to it. May Your will be done "on earth as it is in heaven.” (Matthew 6:10)
* * *
     “I know that the LORD is great, that our Lord is greater than all gods. The LORD does whatever pleases him, in the heavens and on the earth.” Psalm 135:5-6 NIV

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"Come on," she pleaded. "Just stick it in there!" [23 Sep 2010|10:51pm]

tipsykitten
"Come on," she pleaded. "Just stick it in there!"

"I'm trying," I responded, breathlessly. "It just
doesn't want to go in."

Cameron was sprawled out on the bed with her platinum
blonde hair pulled back in a ponytail, showing off the
dark roots. Anxiously, she waited for me to slide the
large shaft home.

After being apart for nearly two months, this was a
much-anticipated meeting. "Come on," she moaned
again. "You're fucking killing me here!"

"That's it," I said, no longer hiding my frustration.
"I give up." I dropped the large metal shaft I had
been holding for the last 15 minutes. "I didn't come
over here to help you put your furniture back
together. Get your dad to do this shit when he gets
home."

"Good," she said with a smile. "I'm starving. Let's
order some Chinese food to go with that wine."
Cameron hopped off the bed and led the way back
downstairs.

It was the first weekend of summer break, and the two
of us were celebrating a reunion or sorts. Cameron
and I had been friends for as long as I could
remember. We grew up together, and had been nearly
inseparable since the beginning of high school. Over
the last nine months, we had each been away for our
first year of college. Although we talked on the
phone several times a week, this was our first time
hanging out together since Easter.
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Hallelujah [15 Jul 2010|09:49am]

debris4spike

I accepted a challenge from a friend a couple of weeks ago, to read the whole Bible through in 90 days - so as of this morning I am a sixth of the way through the Bible.

I am reading from The Living Bible, and it is brilliant to see things flow. I have read the Bible many times, but reading the Pentateuch this fast has just brought alive how Gods words and love is repeated, yet sadly how us humans make the same mistakes, but today I arrived in The Promised Land.

A couple of great verses were there for me to read - lovely for the Israelites to take to their new life ... and for me (and my friends) to be reminded of every day ...

Deuteronomy  31 v 6 & 8 -
Be strong!  Be corageous!  Do not be afraid! 
For the Lord you God will be with you.  He will never fail you, nor forsake you.
Don't be afraid, for the Lord will go before you; He will not fail, nor frosake you.

Deuteronomy 33 v 27 -
The Eternal God is your refuge.
And underneath are the everlasting arms.



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What do you do... [19 Nov 2009|09:37am]

any_mous
When the truth cannot be handled?

I dont just mean that "they'll just take it a little hard"...i mean that countless times, despite the truth that i have said in the past, not matter how many times i say it, i am either believed to be lying, or too foolish to know what i am talking about.

normally i would persist with the truth, but everytime, lies are conjured up against me and my position gets more and more dire. Im to the point of having to answer "no commment" to simple questions just because the truth is more then any one really wants, more then any one will really believe, and my life has ONLY worsened because of this truth.

i could really use some help. if i dont get it, i will either break, or just take up lying.
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Hi. [13 Nov 2009|10:16pm]

reborn_spirit
[ mood | hopeful ]

Good evening all.
I'm really leaning towards Christianity. I've been reading the Bible: most specifically John and Acts. I went to my first church service in 6 years last Sunday, and it was a great message.
I want to believe in all this, but something's holding me back.
I was wondering if you could all pray for a sign for me? I'm a very spiritual person. I believe in spirits, in an afterlife. I'm just confused about the whole Jesus deal.
Thanks.
Tif

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~* poems of worship *~ [10 Nov 2009|08:52pm]

christ_in_a_grl
hi, i'm christina + i wrote some poems 4 jesus that i wanted 2 share:

~* my love 4 u *~

jesus oh sacred beautiful jesus!
plz cares my sole
that bottomless void
put ur loving comfort
in that hole
yes right there
i feel so much better
knowing that u care!
i can't live w/o ur love
n u can't live w/o mine
the love we share
is so divine!
even tho my evil mother grounded me
for an entire DAY
i wanted 2 thank u
4 making me this way!


+ here's #2:


jesus i love you
i love spending every waking moment with u
and i know u love spending time with me
which is why i always have you
inside of me.
i can feel you
moving around
oh how i sleep
so peacefully and sound
jesus plz wrap ur loving arms
around me
let the warmth of your loving embrace
surround me
inside of me u live
everyone i must forgive
every day i get on my knees and pray
and i thank you for making me this way!! <33333333333
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Daily Devotion- October 27th [27 Oct 2009|01:44pm]

truthgirl97
Today's Scripture: 

Philippians 1:1-11

"So this is my prayer: that your love will flourish and that you will not only love much but well. Learn to love appropriately. You need to use your head and test your feelings so that your love is sincere and intelligent, not sentimental gush. Live a lover's life, circumspect and exemplary, a life Jesus will be proud of: bountiful in fruits from the soul, making Jesus Christ attractive to all, getting everyone involved in the glory and praise of God."  (v. 9-11, The Message)

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Song of the day:
Something Beautiful by Jars of Clay
"Close my eyes and hold my heart
Cover me and make me something
Change this something normal
Into something beautiful"
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Of Priorities and the Self-Centered Lie [26 Oct 2009|10:29am]

truthgirl97
[ mood | contemplative ]

Yesterday, God brought back to mind something that I had done in a bible study several months back. I can pinpoint my recent growth back to this very lesson- it had that much impact on me. It was an exercise in priority.
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A Faithful Friend [15 Sep 2009|03:55pm]

thelivingword
Today I came upon a quote by George Eliot that expresses the kind of friend I want to be and to have:

"O the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all right out, just as they are, chaff and grain together, certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping and then with the breath of kindness, blow the rest away."
-George Eliot
 

This the kind of friend I have in my Lord. How precious when we find that kind of friend in another human being.
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[20 Aug 2009|10:38pm]

lp4ever_1128
why do people believe in god? can anybody give me any proof of god? how do we know that he isn't just made up and the people that made him laughed at anybody that believed the stupid stuff... how does anybody know that the bible isn't just a bunch of people, or one person, that made up a story and it is all fiction... why should anybody believe that someone came back to life and noone else in the world has ever come back to life? and if god is so almighty and all knowing why doesn't he stop war and make sin obsolete? why even have a hell... if he is so powerful why not just not allow any sin... it doesn't make sense how anybody could believe it...


what proof is there that any kind of religion or god or heaven or hell is real?

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[07 Aug 2009|06:16pm]

konohage
[ mood | angry ]

So I was researching Christian Counseling on Google (I'm trying to find one nearby for my OCD) and I stumbled across this: http://www.jesusfamilies.org/Articles/Psychology.htm

If you don't want to go to the website, it basically says that psychology is leading people away from Christ and that Christian counseling is a sham.

Ok, first off, WHAT?!!

Second off, does anyone here actually believe that??! I mean, I've always felt that God WANTED me to be a psychologist!! I could be wrong, I've always had a passion for psychology, and God could be leading me to other things, of course, but to go so far as to say psychology is leading people away from God? That just sounds bogus. Any thoughts?

I might x-post this.

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