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January 4, 2013

Daily Lessons To Learn

Judging Others

7 r“Judge not, that you be not judged. 2 sFor with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and twith the measure you use it will be measured to you. 3 Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but udo not notice the log that is in your own eye? 4 Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? 5 You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother's eye.

6 v“Do not give wdogs what is holy, and do not throw your xpearls before pigs, lest they trample them underfoot and turn to attack you.

Ask, and It Will Be Given

7 y“Ask, zand it will be given to you; aseek, and you will find; bknock, and it will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened. 9 Or which one of you, if his son asks him for cbread, will give him ca stone? 10 Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a serpent? 11 If you then, dwho are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will zyour Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!

The Golden Rule

12 “So ewhatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is fthe Law and the Prophets.

13 g“Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy1 that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. 14 For the gate is narrow and hthe way is hard that leads to life, and ithose who find it are few.

A Tree and Its Fruit

15 j“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing but inwardly are kravenous wolves. 16 You will recognize them lby their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? 17 So, mevery healthy tree bears good fruit, but the diseased tree bears bad fruit. 18 A healthy tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a diseased tree bear good fruit. 19 nEvery tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Thus you will recognize them lby their fruits.

I Never Knew You

21 o“Not everyone who psays to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will qenter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who rdoes the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 sOn that day tmany will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not uprophesy in your name, and cast out demons vin your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ 23 tAnd then will I declare to them, ‘I wnever knew you; xdepart from me, yyou workers of lawlessness.’

Build Your House on the Rock

24 z“Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like aa wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. 26 And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like aa foolish man who built his house on the sand. 27 And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it.”

The Authority of Jesus

28 And when Jesus finished these sayings, bthe crowds were astonished at his teaching, 29 cfor he was teaching them as one who had authority, and not as their scribes.

Lessons we all must learn in order for completeness with OUR LORD. These are daily tasks that we are confronted with and it is good to know that the scriptures give us the principals that are needed. I did not know what to write on tonight and I came upon this and thought this is a great lesson for me and thought by sharing all would find greatness in it. My life is cluttered since the holidays are gone and starting the new year. I found myself in a place I do not want to be and it is negativity thinking. I am looking at the darkness instead of the light that is shown. I keep praying for the peace that I once felt but seem to have a nagging feeling of resentment. The games that are being played and and know the end results will not be good. I find myself wanting to scream where is the commonsense in all of this. In order to not go over the fiscal cliff, a bill had to be accepted that was full of evil. When will it all stop and when will God say enough is enough. God promises not to destroy the earth by flood again but is there another way. I keep asking what can I do to make the evil listen to reason. Are they completely lost and no words can be said. This is a caption of my feeling and I am still praying for guidance from above. My daughter said yesterda, I just wish Jesus would come and that is what I look forward to because I will then know my children and grandchilden will be taken care of. I want to see good not evil that seems to be prevailing. Please pray for my friend Tamima in Israel that is going through evil plus with her ex husband that would love to see her dead. Thank God she has made it miles from him but is very sick because of all the stress he is putting her through by his attorneys. Just pray for her for strength to be a true leader in Israel which that is what she wants. Love you all and my life is not the same since I met all of you.. I thank God for putting each of you into my life. You make my day worth getting up for. God Bless Maggie

1 year 8 months ago (Edited)

God Bless you and yours Maggie. God loves you and He will never forsake you. One of these days He will deal with this out of conntrol world we are living in. Only those who, like yourself, have accepted Jesus as their Saviour and Lord will be lifted out of this life and go to be with the Lord when the Rapture occurs.

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1 year 8 months ago
NFL

great post Maggie, thank you. I believe that if we learn to forgive others, we will not be so judgmental of them. I feel like I need to do a lot of praying tonight! It was a very hard day! Still looking for my dog, and I went to a memorial service for Bruce Stark, evidentaly a famous artist in our midst here in little Lakelnd, drew sports cartoons for a NY paper and lots of magazies....it was tough, his whole family got up and talked and cried and me along with them.

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1 year 8 months ago

Thank you George for joining me tonight. Your post is very comforting and I thank you for that. This group always gives a postitive way to look at something and that is positive and a God sent.

Dawn, did your dog not come home last night? I know mine have been missing for a few days and all at once they show up. Did you check with the dog pound to see if he was picked up? I will pray for brighter days to come. Love and God Bless Maggie

1 year 8 months ago

A timely post sister: Maggie. Often in forgetting, or just due to scriptural ignorance, we find it easy to judge things which we do not know or understand. But just as Yah uses Satan to accomplish His own purposes, so to Yah uses vial evil men to being about that which He wills to accomplish. So though we may often judge a wickedly vial person rightfully, in most cases it is in the "form of complaining" in regard to how Yah is managing, or conducting His well.

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1 year 8 months ago

Great post Maggie, very difficult to always follow but in our heart we know it is one of God's lessons for us. I hope you are more at peace today Maggie. I know our minds are racing with all that is coming at us daily. I thank you for always being the wise one Maggie.

1 year 8 months ago

Maggie, each one of these is a diamond. Every time I read the words of Jesus they touch me in a new place! Love you Maggie, thanks for leading us.

1 year 8 months ago

YF thanks for your words of wisdom which only you can give. I try to tell myself that the exposure of evil is just a way God is allowing it to be seen. I would love sit in la la land and thing everything is rosy but God allows me to see the truth even though it is painful.

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1 year 8 months ago
NFL

Maggie, Dog is not home, been to the humane society and SPCA, put an ad in the paper and called HomeAgain and reported her missing and they will advertise her chip# to all vets and "pound" places with 25 mile radius. I am sad! I am worried that she is not alive, bc she went out so late and did not come back as she usually does within a 1/2 hour.

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1 year 8 months ago

Dawn I am so sad for you. I am praying that you find your companion.

1 year 8 months ago

Dawn, I will pray that you and your dog are reunited and that she is safe and sound!

1 year 8 months ago

Dawn I pray she is ok and will come home soon. Keep us all posted. Love and God Bless Maggie

1 year 8 months ago

Let us all join in prayer for the next 15 minutes. If we join in unity in prayer I am sure they will be heard. Love and God Bless Maggie

1 year 8 months ago
NFL

pity party at my house...My mom died Jan 15 last year and the memorial service was difficult today.and dog is gone....Really wanted to start this year new, fresh and believing it would be great, so far, only 4 days in, nothing positive has happened.our presidnt is a mercernary jerk! I can not hardly believe the things he does without the appproval of congress, not that they have enough backbone to do anything.

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1 year 8 months ago

Dawn I understand exactly how you feel about the government. I want to feel that I can see Gods works but I have to be honest and cannot. I know He is with us and there is a message but I am just not getting it. I wish someone would explain it to me. I know YF post did a good job. I feel God is allowing this evil to happen for all to see and maybe wakeup. I will continue to pray for guidance. Love and God Bless Maggie

1 year 8 months ago

Dawn, this I know. God loves you very, very ,much and so do we. He will work all things for your good. I have prayed that your dog returns home on its own or by an angel. God is on His throne and in control. Though man schemes and plans, God sees the intent of the heart and He will deliver His righteous.

1 year 8 months ago

Your scripture quote on asking God is one of my favorite."Or which one of you, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone? 10 Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a serpent? " This is a perfect explanation why God appears not to answer our prayers. God only gives you the things that are good for you (bread and fish things that we need and bring us closer to God.

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1 year 8 months ago

You are so right Barbara. I was not afraid of the fiscal cliff but the thing that upset me the most was how it was done and what was in the bill. It is just a front for evil and that is what the money goes to when there are much greater needs. The morals have deterioted to the pits and they are using our children to do it. That is my concern and want to do more but do not know where to start. I will keep praying for guidance. Love and God Bless Maggie

1 year 8 months ago

Maggie when we had prosperity what did we use that prosperity for. We used it to perchase toys things that destroyed the family.

1 year 8 months ago
NFL

Do any of you use BibleGateway.com I have been using it for along time to look of scriptures and look at different translations. yesterday I discoverd they have an app you can down load to the computer or whatever.....you can choose a reading plan to read through the bible and they will send you an e/mail everyday with your readings.....or you can open the app and your reading is ready for you for that day, or you can back up if you are a little behind.

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1 year 8 months ago

Sister: Dawn Templin, my Yah is a Yah that answers prayer, believe and receive prayer answered for your little companion to return home safe and sound.

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1 year 8 months ago (Edited)
NFL

thank you everyone for your encouragement, I am going to bed and wake up to a brand new wonderful day, where only good will happen.

1 year 8 months ago

Barbara you are right and I have to stop asking why I did not learn this before now. It has been going on for centuries and did not happen overnight but some of the actions today I do not remember them happening before and is considered normal. Maybe it is my age but it really makes me sad and want to let someone know but do not know who. Love and God Bless Maggie

1 year 8 months ago

I must go to bed now as the furnace has gone into sleep mode and the outside temperature is in the single digets. Maggie I will remember your friend Tami in my prayers. Also remember Dawns little dog in my prayers.

1 year 8 months ago

It is the top of the hour and I am going to say goodnite. Thanks for all who joined me tonight. You are always inspiring to me and yes Dawn tomorrow will be a brighter day because God will be shining His light for all to see. Love and God Bless Maggie

1 year 8 months ago

Good night everyone. God bless you all.

1 year 8 months ago
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