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Let us consider a lump of coal. Why? How is a diamond formed? From carbon crystals that over time with pressure, heat and water become the hardest stone known to man: a diamond. We too, were once "lumps of coal" but when we received Jesus in our hearts, the life of Jesus began to crystalize inside of us. As time progresses, how we react to the pressures of life, the heat of temptation, and the water of the Word of God determines how close we come to being God’s diamond. May each one of us be determined to sparkle like a well cut diamond today for the glory of God.


Isaiah 40:31 (KJV)

...they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run , and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
In these days when things are hard to deal with and hard to bear, let us spend time with the Lord, so that we can renew our spiritual and physical strength for the journey.


John 14:27 (KJV)

Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
May these words from Jesus, our Lord give comfort and encouragement to you today and everyday.


God is not like a microwave: instant results! Sometimes the answer comes quickly, but many times there is a period of waiting that follows our prayers. That is when we must stand in FAITH believing that God heard our prayer, which was based on God’s Word and the answer is on the way. While we are standing, many times our closest friend or family member will try to talk us out the prayer. If that doesn’t work, then our own mind will begin to doubt and question our prayer. Do not let any person or the devil, using doubts and fears, take away your faith while you are standing. God is on His throne! His Word stands! All is well.


FAITH is the foundation for believing that things hoped for will be seen in our "natural world". What are you talking about? Do you need a job? Do you have a loved one that is far away from God? Are you sick? PRAY the prayer of faith according to God’s Word, believing that God hears you when you pray and that the answer is on the way. Then thank Him for the answer even though you may not see it yet. When we pray the prayer of faith, then we must stand by faith. The key to standing by faith is that we continue to THANK GOD for the answer. Do not continue to ask! THANK HIM! THANK HIM! THANK HIM!!!


Jesus said that if you love Me you will keep my commandments. He did not say that if we want Jesus to love us we have to keep His commandments. Why does He want us to keep His commandments? He wants us to be doers of the Word and not just hearers. A doer is someone who has the life of God in his heart which will shine through his life others. A doer is someone who can walk through a storm in life that could destroy them, but instead of destruction they walk in victory. May we all be doers of the Word of God. We don’t know what the future holds, but we do know that Jesus said He would never leave us nor forsake us. Praise God!


God’s Word says that faith grows by hearing the Word of God and by doing - obeying that Word. Many people are hearers, and hearers, and hearers, but they never DO what the Word says. Therefore their faith is weak and ineffective and never seems to produce any fruit. Since God has placed HIS seed of faith in us, it is a perfect seed, but we must do our part to cause that seed to grow. The book of James says that we deceive ourselves if we only hear the Word of God and do not do what it says. May our actions match what we say we believe.


God is our refuge and our fortress. He is trustworthy. He knows your every step and He knows your every need. He loves us with an everlasting love and He cares for us tenderly. Do you realize that we are children of Almighty God, the Creator of the universe? Think about the majesty of His creation. Then we have to consider ourselves. Why does God love us with an everlasting love? We are made in His image. Sin separated man from God in the garden of Eden. Jesus was willing to come to this earth and pay sin’s price for us that our fellowship with Almighty God could be restored. We should stand amazed in the presence of Jesus and be awe stricken by the Majesty of the love of God our Father for us! Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.


May we remember that God, Who is our hiding place , will also direct our paths. Psalm 32:7-8 NKJV

You are my hiding place. You shall preserve me from trouble; You shall surround me with songs of deliverance. Selah. I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with my eye.


May we always remember that God is our Refuge. Psalm 57:1-3 NKJV

Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me! For my soul trusts in you; and in the shadow of Your wings I will make my refuge, until these calamities be passed by. I will cry out to God Most High, to God who performs all things for me. He shall send from heaven and save me; He reproaches the one who would swallow me up (Selah) God shall send forth His mercy and His truth.