Be Wise In What You Watch

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Be wise in what you watch…

It’s so easy to turn on the television and get lost in somebody else’s thoughts and in somebody else’s life.  The television characters take our thoughts far away from our own daily activities. We no longer have to struggle to think right… we don’t have to think at all. 

Yet, One day we’re going to wake up and realize that…

Proverbs 24:33-34

A little extra sleep, a little more slumber,
a little folding of the hands to rest—
then poverty will pounce on you like a bandit;
scarcity will attack you like an armed robber.
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Asking Questions at the Right Time

About asking questions.  

There is a good way and a bad way. This takes discernment. Discernment means slowing down and thinking about what and why you are going to ask something.  This is one of those things James is talking about being slow to speak and quick to hear. 

This ‘ask questions’ is part of my gift.  I saw it in action a lot in college. When a class went stagnant, and it was too quiet, and the professor became uncomfortable as if no one was paying attention, I often would ask one single question.  This timely question would prompt Continue reading

😁 Awakened Spirit

Smith Wigglesworth
We must live by our born again spirit, an awakened spirit ruled by the Holy Spirit, and not by our mind and emotions. But how do we do this?

As spiritual hunger grows, causing us to earnestly seek God in the Word and in prayer, our spirits break the shackles of the flesh and of the soul (the mind and emotions).

We begin to live with an awakened spirit that lays hold on all the “exceeding great and
precious promises” (2 Peter 1:4) of God. That, in turn, brings us into the realization of the power and authority that we actually have in Him. We begin to live on high!

If You’ve Never Spoken in Tongues…

George Mueller says:
Never speak until…

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I was then asked by the sister who had been baptized, “But have you been baptized?” (She meant ‘in the Spirit’)

I answered, “Yes, when I was a child.”

She then replied, “Have you ever read the Scriptures, and prayed with reference to this subject?”

I answered, “No.”

“Then,” she said, “I entreat you, never to speak any more about it till you have done so.”
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It pleased the Lord to show me the importance of this remark…
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Hearing God at Work

Hearing God at Work

The Young Man on the Riding Lawnmower.

Yesterday while sitting at my desk, I heard a man yelling obscenities at someone. My view was obscured by a trailer, so all I saw was a man riding on a lawn mower coming my way after the yelling was over.

I recognized the young man as he was passing in front of the office and went out to ask him what the problem was that had him in such an uproar. He told me that one of our tenants just about ran over him with his truck. As he was telling me the whole thing and just a cussing up a storm, at the same time, the tenant could be heard in the back ground shouting obscenities back at the man on the lawn mower as he talked to me.

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