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Forward and Onward Victory


January is a good time for me to re-organize my house. More time is available if there isn’t too much snow to deal with. The Winter of 2016 so far, snow has been scant. Amongst the clutter of too many magazines, notes from sermons, journals and books, I found an inspiring poem written by the evangelist, Norman Moore.

 

FACE IT, FORGIVE IT AND FORGE AHEAD

For some of us in our past there’s pain and much abuse.

The hurt is great and the scars are deep, and we wonder, “what’s the use?”

As anger boils down deep inside from suffering in our past, sometimes we react in harmful ways, needing victory that will last.

We read and pray and seek advice, trying hard to cope.

How do we handle our abusive past? Is there any hope?

Face it, forgive it and forge ahead His Spirit comes to say.

We can recover from old hurts and enter a brand new day!

To face the hurts and forgive the wrongs is not an easy task.

But only then can we forge ahead to real victory that will last!

 

Be inspired to forge ahead to lasting victory! Can you hear the Victory song?

“Victory in Jesus” by Eugene M. Bartlett, 1939

“He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ” (1Corithians 15:57) NIV

 

The Unexpected


Ground Zero Cross

Ground Zero Cross

I remember what happened exactly 13 years ago today on September 11th. I imagine there aren’t too many adults who don’t recall the horror of seeing the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers destroyed. Who can imagine what the survivors endured or how friends or family members of people who worked there awaited with frantic fear to learn if their loved ones were dead or alive. Certainly the husbands wives, mothers, grandparents, children, family members or friends of the brave ones risking their lives to help find and rescue those buried alive remember…and continue to grieve. The United States remembers and grieves this tragedy of unexpected loss.

Heavenly Father,

Bless and heal our nation.

Bless and heal the families who continue to grieve. Help the many victims who continue to grieve forgive if the haven’t yet done so.

Open the eyes and hearts of the terrorists who committed these unholy crimes. Help them and others like them repent and find you as their Lord and Savior.

God Bless and Keep America that we may all come to know and love the gift of your Son, Jesus. Amen.

Loving Your Neighbor


Neighbors“Love your neighbor as yourself.” (Luke 10:27 NIV)

Dear Heavenly Father, the second greatest commandment is to love your neighbor as yourself. Help us to be prayerful of opportunities that allow us to reach out to the people living in our neighborhoods. Perhaps a neighbor is lonely, has lost a loved one recently, has been sick, have children in diverse difficulties, need help with a task or errand, are searching for God’s purpose and some we could witness to.

There are people we encounter daily in the grocery store, in our children’s school, in our workplace, or at the social club we frequent who we’ve not thought as being our neighbor. They may need a listening ear, an encouraging word or an invitation to attend church with us. Help us remember them in prayer and offer help when possible.

Finally, Lord, help us to forgive with your love the neighbors who have mistreated, taken advantage of, hated, cursed or robbed us. If we have done any of the aforementioned, forgive us and help us to do good in restitution. May we be a blessing to them and your Holy Name. Amen.

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