“Wait… And Listen For God To Speak To You!”

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“Wait… And Listen For God To Speak To You!”

BIBLE MEDITATION:
“The voice of the Lord is upon the waters: the God of glory thundereth.” Psalm 29:3

DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT:
Some people think it’s a waste of time to simply sit at God’s feet and listen. It is not a waste of time to wait on God any more than a woodsman is wasting time when he sharpens his axe.

In his booklet “Tyranny of the Urgent,” Charles Hummel wrote, “When we fail to wait prayerfully for God’s guidance and strength, we are saying, with our actions if not our lips, that we do not need Him….Prayerful waiting on God is indispensable to effective service. Like the time-out in a football game, it enables us to catch our breath and fix new strategy….The need is not the call. The call must come from the Lord, Who knows our limitations.”

ACTION POINT:
Read Psalm 29. Count how many times the phrase “voice of the Lord” is repeated. Spend at least that many minutes listening for His voice and trusting He will speak His will to you.

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Charles Swindoll Devotional

March 18, 2012

Things Unseen
by Charles R. Swindoll

Read Acts 18:1–172 Corinthians 4:7–15

Paul viewed whatever happened to him through the eyes of faith. That remarkable trait allows him to be numbered among giants of the faith like Moses, who, according to Hebrews 11, “left Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king; for he endured, as seeing Him who is unseen” (11:27). Like Moses, Paul endured the hard times by focusing on the eternal. He used his trials as reminders to focus on things not seen. When your heart is right, you can do that.

Awhile back Cynthia and I traveled to Houston for an Insight for Living event. While there we enjoyed a brief visit to the home of some good friends. Being down in the city in which I was reared reminded me of a home she and I had been in many years before. The place had a huge stone fireplace, big enough to crawl into. I relish those rare occasions when I can sit by a roaring fire and read or listen to classical music. I’m a fireplace guy!

Anyway, etched into the massive piece of timber that formed the mantle of that magnificent fireplace were these words:

 “If your heart is cold, my fire cannot warm it.”

Cynthia and I will never forget those words above that great stone hearth. There’s no fire in the world that can warm a cold heart. A cold heart stays riveted on the hardship and refuses to see beyond the present. Paul’s heart blazed with the fire of faith, allowing him to see the unseen. That’s what kept him together under pressure. His heart stayed warm.

Nothing of what touched Paul externally would cool him deep within. Rather, it fueled his inner flame. The longer the persecution continued, the hotter his fire for God. He focused on the One who works His eternal purposes in the unseen realm when all around him gave way. Adversity strengthens our faith, consuming the dross of fear and unbelief as it melts away doubts.

“Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see” (Hebrews 11:1 NIV). Hold on to faith!

Excerpted from Charles R. Swindoll, Great Days with the Great Lives (Nashville: W Publishing Group, 2005). Copyright © 2005 by Charles R. Swindoll, Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

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1.) God didn’t HAVE to send His Only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ, to this earth to die for our sins, but He did anyway…because He loves us;

2.) Christ didn’t HAVE to let the Roman Soldiers nail Him to the Cross, but He did anyway…because He loves us;

3.) God’s Grace is sufficient;

4.) John 14:6 says that “…Christ is The Way, The Truth and The Life; No one comes to The Father except through Him”;

5.) You CANNOT get to Heaven by just being a good person; you MUST confess that you are a sinner in need of a Savior and that Savior MUST be Jesus Christ. You MUST ask forgiveness of your sins, ask Christ into your heart, be obedient to His Commands and give Him control of your life.

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Holy Bible through in a little less than a year! We will be 
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one-a-day from the New Testament; at this rate, we will 
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The Old Testament has 39 Books; the New Testament: 27.

There are 929 chapters in the Old Testament; the New 
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7.) Which of these people are not in the New Testament?

Thomas
Judas
Elisha ————————CORRECT
Zacharias

8.) Which of these people are not in the New Testament?
Isaac ————————CORRECT
Matthias
Andrew
Bartholomew
9.) Which of these people are not in the New Testament?
Philip
Noah ———————————CORRECT
Simon
Ananias



TODAY’S:

1.) Who was Noah’s father?
Seth
Enoch
Abel
Lamech

2.) Which of these men was NOT a son of Noah?
Shem
Japheth
Ham
Canaan
3.) Why did the Lord want to destroy man?
Man was too smart
Man was too wicked
Man was too strong
Man was too slothful


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The beginning of  anxiety is the end of Faith

and the end of anxiety is the beginning of Faith. George Mueller

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Its not Red, Yellow, Black or White Races;

Its the HUMAN RACE! Bob Lewis – June 2, 2011

(You can quote me on that!)

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God will NOT do what YOU can do and YOU cannot do what

     GOD can do!

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The most important verse in The Holy Bible is:

Jesus told Nicodemus: “For God so loved the world

that He gave His Only Begotten Son, that whosoever

believeth on Him shall not perish but have

Everlasting Life!” John 3:16

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Jesus said: “I Am The Way The Truth and The Life:

NO ONE COMES TO THE FATHER EXCEPT

THROUGH ME!” John 14:6

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