Archive for March 2020

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May I experience the BLEACH OF GOD'S WORD so that my heart may be cleaned... When I allow Him to sweep the cobwebs and mold out of my fallen nature.... he restores me to my rightful position He forgives me and I am fresh brand new spanking clean AND I WILL SING A NEW SONG LIKE THE ROBIN YOU WERE PRIVILEGED TO HEAR TODAY. THE ROBIN'S SONG BROUGHT PEACE TO YOU. BECAUSE OF CHRIST AND WHAT HE ACCOMPLISHED ON THE CROSS FOR US.... WE CAN REST IN HIS PERFECT PEACE.....BEING STILL AND KNOWING HE IS GOD

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OUR PRAYER WRITTEN BY THE RESIDENTS OF HIGHLAND HEIGHTS -- FACILITATED BY CAROL

 

Dear Heavenly Father, Our President has declared March 15 -- today – as a National Day of Prayer. And, so, this morning, we lift our hearts heavenward to pray and praise You. You are our Messiah....our Protector and Everlasting God. You are Adonai ... Jehovah Jireh... and you alone are worthy of praise. We petition you today on behalf of our World. We pray for all those in our world who are sick today and struggling. Raise them up from beds of affliction and strengthen their bodies and souls. We lift up our hearts to pray for all those in the world who are oppressed. Bring freedom to those who live under a yoke of bondage. Help us to never take our Democracy for granted and to remember our roots. We pray for ENOUGH FOOD to feed the world—We ask that no child would ever have to go hungry because there is no food. Please insure that all nations would have enough CLEAN WATER to drink. Help organizations such as “The Clean Water Project,” The Rotary Club, The City Mission and Salvation Army to continue to serve locally and internationally to do the most good. For those of us still young enough and of good character, we pray for a spirit of volunteerism. Help us to reach out to the world and make it better. We pray for good hospitals—for doctors, nurses and specialists WORLD WIDE to care for the sick and alleviate pain. Raise up Scientists and Research Centers dedicated to the cure of Cancer, Parkinson’s and all debilitating diseases. Please Lord, keep our families and loved ones healthy. And, help our grandchildren to grow up to be useful, healthy, generous and productive citizens...who love you as their maker. We humbly ask for more kindness, empathy and compassion. Please help us to be ever tolerant of other cultures, religions and ways of life. Let us always be of the mindset to “walk a mile in my shoes.” Dear Heavenly Father, help us to be generous -- especially to programs such as “Feed the Children International,” and all local Food Banks. Help us to be worthy ambassadors, dear God, for you. We are your hands to a hurting world. Help us to embrace our world, in love. We are your lips. May words of kindness and encouragement tumble from our mouths. We are your feet. Help us to spread the Gospel of Peace. We are your workmanship. Help us to remember that as we pray, YOU HEAR. And, our world is changed through prayer. On this National Day of Prayer, help us collectively and individually to remember that we are a GLOBAL FAMILY. THANK YOU, Dear God for hearing our heartfelt petition. We love you because you first loved us.

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To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven: A time to be born, And a time to die; A time to plant, And a time to pluck what is planted; A time to kill, And a time to heal; A time to break down, And a time to build up; A time to weep, And a time to laugh; A time to mourn, And a time to dance; A time to cast away stones, And a time to gather stones; A time to embrace, And a time to refrain from embracing; A time to gain, And a time to lose; A time to keep, And a time to throw away; A time to tear, And a time to sew; A time to keep silence, And a time to speak; A time to love, And a time to hate; A time of war, And a time of peace. What profit has the worker from that in which he labors? I have seen the God-given task with which the sons of men are to be occupied. He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also He has put eternity in their hearts, except that no one can find out the work that God does from beginning to end. I know that nothing is better for them than to rejoice, and to do good in their lives, and also that every man should eat and drink and enjoy the good of all his labor—it is the gift of God. I know that whatever God does, It shall be forever. Nothing can be added to it, And nothing taken from it. God does it, that men should fear before Him. That which is has already been, And what is to be has already been; And God requires an account of what is past. Moreover I saw under the sun: In the place of judgment, Wickedness was there; And in the place of righteousness, Iniquity was there. I said in my heart, “God shall judge the righteous and the wicked, For there is a time there for every purpose and for every work.” I said in my heart, “Concerning the condition of the sons of men, God tests them, that they may see that they themselves are like animals.” For what happens to the sons of men also happens to animals; one thing befalls them: as one dies, so dies the other. Surely, they all have one breath; man has no advantage over animals, for all is vanity. All go to one place: all are from the dust, and all return to dust. Who knows the spirit of the sons of men, which goes upward, and the spirit of the animal, which goes down to the earth? So I perceived that nothing is better than that a man should rejoice in his own works, for that is his heritage. For who can bring him to see what will happen after him
Ecclesiastes 3:1‭-‬22 NKJV

Dear Gary this is excellent Yes certainly for everything there is a season And mankind has been in the season of sowing for years and years now I know as Christians we sometimes fall and fail Yet we try to do the right thing We ask forgiveness And because we serve a loving forgiving savior He not only forgives.. restores us to our rightful position but He forgets and casts our sins as far as the East is from the West. Well that's us. But there is a collective out here who has been thumbing their noses at God for years -- hard to do because they deny His existence... Now that Coronavirus is with us these same people who heretofore denied He even WAS no do a reversal and say it is somehow HIS FAULT BUT GOD IS NOT MOCKED WHATSOEVER A MAN SOWETH THAT SHALL HE ALSO REAP We especially here in America have sown the wind. We are reaping the whirlwind. Where do we go from here? I am not a profit....but even as the SARS and MRSA viruses came and went so will Corona HOWEVER THE NEXT ONE IS LOOMING ON THE HORIZON The next pandemic is right around the corner. For we cannot continue cross-breeding species such as bat, rat, snake etc etc for consumption and not have to pay a price. God laid down dietary rules clear back in the OT for a reason It was for our good When we culturally step on the face of God we are foolish to think there will be no consequences. At least that is what I think my dear friend Thank God He continues to be a God of mercy and love. And if we repent he reaches His arms around us and will never let us go. his forgiveness and love is readily available to any and all who but ask. 

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Philosopher Keith Ward puts it this way:

"The real world is a world of finite spirits beings with value saturated experience and creative purpose existing with the one supreme spirit of unrestricted consciousness and value. Human life is not a pointless flicker or awareness in an indifferent and finally decaying machine. It is a developing awareness of finite spirits (but unfortunately not always developing) of the wider consciousness and purpose of the supreme spirit within which they exist, and with which it is their inheritant  goal to unite in that blissful state of completed desire that is termed love. "

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