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Choose God's Will

March 03, 2024
by Pastor Chuck Swindoll
Scriptures: Job 42:10–17
Job lived 140 years after that, living to see four generations of his children and grandchildren. Then he died, an old man who had lived a long, full life. (Job 42:16–17)
A major goal of wholesome, healthy Christians is the hope of reaching maturity before death overtakes us. I will tell you without hesitation that one of my major goals in life is to grow up as I grow older. A commendable etching on a gravestone would be: "Here lies a man who kept growing as he kept aging." Growing up and growing old need to walk hand in hand. Never doubt it: maturing is a slow, arduous process. Job accomplished it; he reached that goal. Small wonder we read that he died an old man and full of days. He lived the rest of his 140 years full of enthusiasm and passion. What an enviable way to finish life.

When trouble comes we have two options. We can view it as an intrusion, an outrage, or we can see it as an opportunity to respond in specific obedience to God's will—that rugged virtue James calls "endurance."

Endurance is not jaw-clenched resignation, nor is it passive acquiescence. It's "a long obedience in the same direction." It's staying on the path of obedience despite counter-indications. It's a dogged determination to pursue holiness when the conditions of holiness are not favorable. It's a choice in the midst of our suffering to do what God has asked us to do, whatever it is, and for as long as He asks us to do it. As Oswald Chambers wrote, "To choose suffering makes no sense at all; to choose God's will in the midst of our suffering makes all the sense in the world."

Where are you today? Where is your journey leading you? More important, which option have you chosen? Are you viewing your trial as an outrage or an opportunity? Try hard not to forget the lessons Job teaches us about ourselves. It will make an enormous difference. As you grow older, keep growing up. And, instead of simply reading about the life of Job, begin living that kind of life.

That makes all the sense in the world, doesn't it?

03/01/2024

Aamar the Muslim predicts that Muslims and Christians will eventually unite to fight the coming Antichrist

https://newstarget.com/2024-02-29-aamar-muslims-christians-will-unite-against-antichrist.html

Muslim believer Aamar, who visited the Health Ranger Mike Adams at the Brighteon.com studios, has predicted that Muslims and Christians are going to unite against the Antichrist. “There’s a part of this foretelling of the future to come – the coming of Jesus Christ, when Muslims and Christians will actually join together and fight this […]

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03/01/2024

Meditate on Scripture
By Billy Graham • March 1



How can a young man stay pure? By reading your Word and following its rules.
—Psalm 119:9 (TLB)
Many of the difficulties we experience as Christians can be traced to a lack of Bible study and reading. We should not be content to skim through a chapter merely to satisfy our conscience. Hide the Word of God in your heart! A little portion well digested is of greater value to the soul than a lengthy portion scanned hurriedly. Do not be discouraged because you cannot understand it all. Go on reading. As you read, the Holy Spirit will enlighten the passages for you. Reading the Bible has a purifying effect upon the heart and mind.

Prayer for the day
Let the enlightenment of the riches of Your Word sink deep within my soul, Lord. Amen.

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Ukrainian Orthodox Christians protesting in the streets after President Zelenskyy orders the SBU (Ukrainian KGB) to arrest Bishops and confiscate church property.

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14 hrs ago

Choose God's Will

March 03, 2024
by Pastor Chuck Swindoll
Scriptures: Job 42:10–17
Job lived 140 years after that, living to see four generations of his children and grandchildren. Then he died, an old man who had lived a long, full life. (Job 42:16–17)
A major goal of wholesome, healthy Christians is the hope of reaching maturity before death overtakes us. I will tell you without hesitation that one of my major goals in life is to grow up as I grow older. A commendable etching on a gravestone would be: "Here lies a man who kept growing as he kept aging." Growing up and growing old need to walk hand in hand. Never doubt it: maturing is a slow, arduous process. Job accomplished it; he reached that goal. Small wonder we read that he died an old man and full of days. He lived the rest of his 140 years full of enthusiasm and passion. What an enviable way to finish life.

When trouble comes we have two options. We can view it as an intrusion, an outrage, or we can see it as an opportunity to respond in specific obedience to God's will—that rugged virtue James calls "endurance."

Endurance is not jaw-clenched resignation, nor is it passive acquiescence. It's "a long obedience in the same direction." It's staying on the path of obedience despite counter-indications. It's a dogged determination to pursue holiness when the conditions of holiness are not favorable. It's a choice in the midst of our suffering to do what God has asked us to do, whatever it is, and for as long as He asks us to do it. As Oswald Chambers wrote, "To choose suffering makes no sense at all; to choose God's will in the midst of our suffering makes all the sense in the world."

Where are you today? Where is your journey leading you? More important, which option have you chosen? Are you viewing your trial as an outrage or an opportunity? Try hard not to forget the lessons Job teaches us about ourselves. It will make an enormous difference. As you grow older, keep growing up. And, instead of simply reading about the life of Job, begin living that kind of life.

That makes all the sense in the world, doesn't it?

03/01/2024

Aamar the Muslim predicts that Muslims and Christians will eventually unite to fight the coming Antichrist

https://newstarget.com/2024-02-29-aamar-muslims-christians-will-unite-against-antichrist.html

Muslim believer Aamar, who visited the Health Ranger Mike Adams at the Brighteon.com studios, has predicted that Muslims and Christians are going to unite against the Antichrist. “There’s a part of this foretelling of the future to come – the coming of Jesus Christ, when Muslims and Christians will actually join together and fight this […]

www.newstarget.com

03/01/2024

Meditate on Scripture
By Billy Graham • March 1



How can a young man stay pure? By reading your Word and following its rules.
—Psalm 119:9 (TLB)
Many of the difficulties we experience as Christians can be traced to a lack of Bible study and reading. We should not be content to skim through a chapter merely to satisfy our conscience. Hide the Word of God in your heart! A little portion well digested is of greater value to the soul than a lengthy portion scanned hurriedly. Do not be discouraged because you cannot understand it all. Go on reading. As you read, the Holy Spirit will enlighten the passages for you. Reading the Bible has a purifying effect upon the heart and mind.

Prayer for the day
Let the enlightenment of the riches of Your Word sink deep within my soul, Lord. Amen.

02/29/2024

#Muslims and #Christians will #unite against the #Antichrist

https://www.naturalnews.com/2024-02-29-aamar-muslims-christians-will-unite-against-antichrist.html

Muslim believer Aamar, who visited the Health Ranger Mike Adams at the Brighteon.com studios, has predicted that Muslims and Christians are going to unite against the Antichrist. “There’s a part of this foretelling of the future to come – the coming of Jesus Christ, when Muslims and Christians will actually join together and fight this […]

www.naturalnews.com

02/27/2024

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4 Reminders to Pray for Justice in a Hurting World
Lori Stanley Roeleveld | Contributing Writer | Updated: Feb 22, 2024

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As Christians, we are to leave vengeance to God, but He made us inclined toward action. To say a prayer for justice can feel like inaction, but what if we were granted an audience with the most powerful leader in the community, state, or nation in the face of wrongdoing? We would go and make our appeal, and it would not feel as if we’d done nothing. When we pray for justice to our Creator God, we are making our case before the Highest Power in the universe.
God calls us to enact justice when it is within our power (Micah 6:8), but the greater injustices are too often outside our human influence to redress. The people of God have suffered injustice throughout their existence. Many Christians around the world are treated unjustly even today because of the name of Jesus. We sometimes suffer daily injustices based on things about us we can’t change or because we encounter others who are largely out for only themselves. People all around us suffer injustice, whether they follow Jesus or not, and as we witness their pain, we may feel helpless and small, but God has given us an avenue to appeal on their behalf.
Now, it’s true that justice can get confusing on this side of Glory. Our prayers can be muddled in a world with much deception and where people imagine themselves victims with sometimes very little evidence or cause. This is all the more reason to bring these cases before God, as He is perfect, knows all truth, and judges rightly.
Psalm 89:14 says, “Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne; steadfast love and faithfulness go before you” (ESV).
Deuteronomy 32:4 reads, “The Rock, his work is perfect, for all his ways are justice. A God of faithfulness and without iniquity, just and upright is he” (ESV).
So, how do we go about praying for justice? What can the Bible tell us about this process?
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