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He’s in the Boat – Journaling Prayer by LaWanda

LaWanda – O Jesus, precious Lord. ♪♪ I’m caught up in your presence, I just want to sit here at your feet. I’m caught up in this holy moment. I never want to leave. ♪♪ This moment is holy, Lord, because YOU are here.
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I keep thinking of that Jonathan Edwards' quote, “You contribute nothing to salvation except the sin that made it necessary.” O Lord, how can we ever express our gratitude? And even though it is our sin that makes salvation necessary, I am so glad it is cast as far as the east is from the west and that you remember it no more. Now you can see Jesus in me. Now I reflect YOU! No ugly reminders. Just the heart of my Savior. Thank you, Jesus, precious Lord.

Lord Jesus, I see you in the boat today. Help me to remember, Lord, that you are ALWAYS here in the boat with me, calm seas or stormy ones. You are in the boat, Lord. Even if I can’t see what you are doing. Even if you are asleep in the bow. Thank you for the promises of God that tell me this, Lord. Help me to trust that it is so, Lord, regardless of what I am seeing. Help me to measure everything against your word. Help me to believe what I am reading there and not what I am seeing with my eyes. Thank you, precious Lord, please blow the breath of your Spirit on me now. I need your presence, Lord.

Jesus – LaWanda, my dear one, you have spoken truth in all of this. You do need my presence, my precious one. AND, you already have it. Even as I am in the bow of the boat, unseen by you, I am there. I need say nothing. I need do nothing. My presence is enough, in and of itself. O my dear one, my LaWanda, with a capital “W,” trusting what you are reading in My word is far better than trusting what you are seeing. It is a NO-LOSE situation. You already know how I consider My word. I honor it even above My name. There is nothing – NOTHING, NO THING, NO PERSON above it.

What you see with your eyes may or may not be “true”. In the natural, it is always up for interpretation and if the enemy is directing the traffic, you will think you see things that are true when you do not. So trust ME and not your own sight. You can feel good about knowing when to trust yourself if you are FIRST trusting ME! If you measure what you are seeing against my Word, you cannot go wrong. Measuring it against even more than one verse is even better. Trust the check I have put in your gut and remember… I am always in the boat!
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February 27

When Jesus Stops
Bible in a Year :
Numbers 17–19
Mark 6:30–56
Jesus stopped and ordered the man to be brought to him.

Luke 18:40
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Luke 18:35–43
For days, the sickly cat cried, huddled in a box near my workplace. Abandoned on the street, the feline went unnoticed by many who passed it by—until Jun came along. The street sweeper carried the animal home, where he lived with two dogs, which were former strays.

“I care for them because they’re the creatures no one notices,” Jun said. “I see myself in them. No one notices a street sweeper, after all.”

As Jesus walked toward Jericho on His way to Jerusalem, a blind man sat begging by the roadside. He felt unnoticed too. And on this day especially—when a crowd was passing through and all eyes were focused on Christ—no one stopped to help the beggar.

No one except Jesus. In the midst of the clamoring crowd, He heard the forgotten man’s cry. “What do you want me to do for you?” Christ asked, and He received the heartfelt reply, “Lord, I want to see.” Then Jesus said, “Receive your sight; your faith has healed you” (Luke 18:41–42).

Do we feel unnoticed at times? Are our cries drowned out by people who seem to matter more than us? Our Savior notices those the world doesn’t care to notice. Call to Him for help! While others may pass us by, He’ll stop for us.

By: Karen Huang

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How would knowing that Jesus sees you change how you view yourself and your life? Who are those around you who might need to be noticed, and how can you “stop” to encourage them with the Savior’s love?

Dear Jesus, thank You for hearing me when I call to You. Like the blind man who received his sight, help me to follow and praise You all my life.

4 hrs ago

God Our Comforter
By Billy Graham • February 27


I, even I, am he that comforteth you . . .
—Isaiah 51:12
There is also comfort in mourning, because in the midst of mourning God gives a song. His presence in our lives changes our mourning into song, and that song is a song of comfort. This kind of comfort is the kind which enabled a devout Englishman to look at a deep dark hole in the ground where his home stood before the bombing and say, “I always did want a basement. Now I can jolly well build another house, like I always wanted.” This kind of comfort is the kind which enabled a young minister’s wife in a church near us to teach her Sunday school class of girls on the very day of her husband’s funeral. Her mourning was not the kind which had no hope—it was a mourning of faith in the goodness and wisdom of God; it believed that our heavenly Father makes no mistakes.

Prayer for the day

Oh heavenly Father, who knows what agony and grief are because of the sacrifice of Your beloved Son, Jesus Christ-I thank You for the comfort which embraces all those who love You. Amen.

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He’s in the Boat – Journaling Prayer by LaWanda

LaWanda – O Jesus, precious Lord. ♪♪ I’m caught up in your presence, I just want to sit here at your feet. I’m caught up in this holy moment. I never want to leave. ♪♪ This moment is holy, Lord, because YOU are here.
________________________________________
I keep thinking of that Jonathan Edwards' quote, “You contribute nothing to salvation except the sin that made it necessary.” O Lord, how can we ever express our gratitude? And even though it is our sin that makes salvation necessary, I am so glad it is cast as far as the east is from the west and that you remember it no more. Now you can see Jesus in me. Now I reflect YOU! No ugly reminders. Just the heart of my Savior. Thank you, Jesus, precious Lord.

Lord Jesus, I see you in the boat today. Help me to remember, Lord, that you are ALWAYS here in the boat with me, calm seas or stormy ones. You are in the boat, Lord. Even if I can’t see what you are doing. Even if you are asleep in the bow. Thank you for the promises of God that tell me this, Lord. Help me to trust that it is so, Lord, regardless of what I am seeing. Help me to measure everything against your word. Help me to believe what I am reading there and not what I am seeing with my eyes. Thank you, precious Lord, please blow the breath of your Spirit on me now. I need your presence, Lord.

Jesus – LaWanda, my dear one, you have spoken truth in all of this. You do need my presence, my precious one. AND, you already have it. Even as I am in the bow of the boat, unseen by you, I am there. I need say nothing. I need do nothing. My presence is enough, in and of itself. O my dear one, my LaWanda, with a capital “W,” trusting what you are reading in My word is far better than trusting what you are seeing. It is a NO-LOSE situation. You already know how I consider My word. I honor it even above My name. There is nothing – NOTHING, NO THING, NO PERSON above it.

What you see with your eyes may or may not be “true”. In the natural, it is always up for interpretation and if the enemy is directing the traffic, you will think you see things that are true when you do not. So trust ME and not your own sight. You can feel good about knowing when to trust yourself if you are FIRST trusting ME! If you measure what you are seeing against my Word, you cannot go wrong. Measuring it against even more than one verse is even better. Trust the check I have put in your gut and remember… I am always in the boat!
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Fan the flames of revival by sharing this blog with your friends on social media!
________________________________________

3 hrs ago

February 27

When Jesus Stops
Bible in a Year :
Numbers 17–19
Mark 6:30–56
Jesus stopped and ordered the man to be brought to him.

Luke 18:40
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Today's Scripture & Insight :

Luke 18:35–43
For days, the sickly cat cried, huddled in a box near my workplace. Abandoned on the street, the feline went unnoticed by many who passed it by—until Jun came along. The street sweeper carried the animal home, where he lived with two dogs, which were former strays.

“I care for them because they’re the creatures no one notices,” Jun said. “I see myself in them. No one notices a street sweeper, after all.”

As Jesus walked toward Jericho on His way to Jerusalem, a blind man sat begging by the roadside. He felt unnoticed too. And on this day especially—when a crowd was passing through and all eyes were focused on Christ—no one stopped to help the beggar.

No one except Jesus. In the midst of the clamoring crowd, He heard the forgotten man’s cry. “What do you want me to do for you?” Christ asked, and He received the heartfelt reply, “Lord, I want to see.” Then Jesus said, “Receive your sight; your faith has healed you” (Luke 18:41–42).

Do we feel unnoticed at times? Are our cries drowned out by people who seem to matter more than us? Our Savior notices those the world doesn’t care to notice. Call to Him for help! While others may pass us by, He’ll stop for us.

By: Karen Huang

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Reflect & Pray
How would knowing that Jesus sees you change how you view yourself and your life? Who are those around you who might need to be noticed, and how can you “stop” to encourage them with the Savior’s love?

Dear Jesus, thank You for hearing me when I call to You. Like the blind man who received his sight, help me to follow and praise You all my life.

4 hrs ago

God Our Comforter
By Billy Graham • February 27


I, even I, am he that comforteth you . . .
—Isaiah 51:12
There is also comfort in mourning, because in the midst of mourning God gives a song. His presence in our lives changes our mourning into song, and that song is a song of comfort. This kind of comfort is the kind which enabled a devout Englishman to look at a deep dark hole in the ground where his home stood before the bombing and say, “I always did want a basement. Now I can jolly well build another house, like I always wanted.” This kind of comfort is the kind which enabled a young minister’s wife in a church near us to teach her Sunday school class of girls on the very day of her husband’s funeral. Her mourning was not the kind which had no hope—it was a mourning of faith in the goodness and wisdom of God; it believed that our heavenly Father makes no mistakes.

Prayer for the day

Oh heavenly Father, who knows what agony and grief are because of the sacrifice of Your beloved Son, Jesus Christ-I thank You for the comfort which embraces all those who love You. Amen.

4 hrs ago

Soul Soil
FEBRUARY 27, 2024

The Lord God planted a garden.
Genesis 2:8

Recommended Reading: John 15:1-4
Faith is the soil in which all the other virtues grow. In 2 Peter 1:5-7, we’re told to have soul soil of faith and to let it produce increasing amounts of virtue, knowledge, self-control, perseverance, godliness, brotherly kindness, and love.

If you’ve done any gardening, you know weeds come up naturally, but crops and flowers have to be cultivated. Adam and Eve were given the task of tending to the Garden of Eden, and we’re charged with tending to our own souls under the watchful care of the Master Gardener (John 15:1).

A preacher of yesterday, Mark Guy Pearse, said, “Gardens are made out of waste places…. Before the King can make a garden, He must own the land…. [But] if it be the King’s garden the King Himself will come to it.”

Let’s strive to be fruitful! Once we believe and have faith, we should devote ourselves to growing deeper in that faith, abiding in Christ, being fruitful, and producing the other virtues God loves.

Jesus says to us, “My son, give Me thine heart.” He wants the heart, not because it is a garden, but that He may make a King’s garden of it.
Mark Guy Pearse

5 hrs ago

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Prayer - February 27 , 2024
Br. Pablo Quan, C.S.C.

Jesus, you taught the crowd and your disciples that whoever would be the greatest among them would be their servant. May all leaders be inspired by your example of humility, seeking not to exalt themselves at the expense of others, but rather to serve and support those under their care. Amen.