The mercy of God continually brings surprises —
In them the Joy-Bringer specializes.

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What Is Wrong With This World? | i read the word
The thinking goes something like this; because God is who He is and because these things are present in the world, God has somehow failed (at best) or perhaps this even means He doesn’t really exist at all (at worst).

The faulty assumption is that since God is who He is—all-powerful creator of all things—then what happens in this world must be consistent with His own nature. That is, He should prevent all evils and right all wrongs.

#God #evil

Shorts: Jeremiah 13.11 VOTD | Fellowship Room
The prophet called God’s people to repentance. He condemned their pride, vv. 8-9, 15-16. God wanted them to be near him, but their disobedience prevented it.

Besides the Bible verse, see also the two thought questions.

#God #Bible #VOTD
 from Diaspora
Good text. A reminder, I suppose, that God cannot approach us when we erect barriers of sin.
Very true, Mark.

Daily Lift – November 08, 2017 – GBN Daily lift
Every day we wake up there are people we seek to please. We want our family to be pleased. We want our boss and co-workers to be pleased. We want our friends and acquaintances to be pleased. No matter what we do, we should understand that it is impossible to please them all.

At the core of the Christian’s understanding is the reality that God is the only One whose approval we must seek. He is not only our Creator and Savior, He is our Judge. The early disciples knew that and lived accordingly. Therefore Paul wrote, “For do I now persuade men, or God? Or do I seek to please men? For if I still pleased men, I would not be a bondservant of Christ” (Galatians 1:10).

This is more of a problem for some than for others. Still, everyone must face it.

#Bible #devotional #God

The prayer you taught us – Believing Prayer
Oh, Lord, the prayer you taught us to pray covers the bases. We direct our hearts and thoughts to you as he who dwells in heaven and is the source of all that is good. Your relationship to us as Father determines how we regard every other relationship. The deep reverence for your name awakens in us a corresponding respect for all you have done, for the life you place in others, and for the purpose you have given us here on earth. ...

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I lost my job last year. It was horrible, my world was turned upside down. But I got a new one. And I strongly feel I belong here. With these people and these tasks. There is a meaning. I am supposed to be right here, right now. I don't know why or for how long, but here and now this is right. And that word of today fit so perfectly:-)
So glad to hear that, Maria!
Preparation for Greatness
These are God's ways. They drive us deeper and deeper into the heart of Him who has prepared a way for us. Let God take you to the heights or depths He desires for you.

#God #discipline

This driving reminds me of Hebrews 12, the need to regard trials as God's fatherly discipline.
All comfort: 2 Corinthians 1.3-4 VOTD | Fellowship Room
“Blessed is the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles so that we may be able to comfort those experiencing any trouble with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.”

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Israel called it the "Shema" from the first word in the phrase.

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God will let you do what you please, will give you all you want


#not #God #faith

Beautiful, encouraging verse, Isaiah 41.10 NLT:

"Don't be afraid, for I am with you. Don't be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand."

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Great quote demonstrates the unity of God's actions.


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