God wants to make our life easier. We can allow Him to do this if we use His Word (Holy Bible) as our Instruction Manual. This reminds me of a story I heard once. A father picked his little boy up at Sunday School. The little boy looked up at his father and said, “I know what the Bible means.” The father, surprised, said “Really, son. What does it mean?” The little boy very proudly responded, “It is Book of Instructions Before Leaving Earth.” The little boy is absolutely correct.
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Home Sweet Home
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Folks have you ever heard the old saying, “The fox is in the hen house”? Well, in today’s world the fox is in the henhouse and he is having a blast. He is eating night and day and he is getting fat. He doesn’t care if his prey is strong or weak, thin or fat, old or young. All he cares about is filling his stomach. Who is the fox? Satan. Who is his prey? We are; you and I, believer or unbeliever. He’s not picky. However, you’re not defenseless. There is someone watching over the chicken yard. His name is God. He has given us equipment to fight the fox. They are: Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, the Bible, prayer, and our believing friends. As it states in II Corinthians 4:8-10: “We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed; always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.”
The fox can be in our hen house, he can cause us distress, he can persecute us, he can throw us down; but, he cannot cause us distress, despair, or forsaken. With the Spirit of the Creator of the heavens and earth in us, we have the power to defeat the fox. The Bible provides us God’s promises and armor to protect us when the fox is circling. Jesus died for you and me so we would have access to our heavenly Father at all times. Prayer is our strongest defense. The shortest and most powerful prayer is one word, “Help!” Believing friends surround and protect us like a fortress protects its occupants.
Friends, we are in stressful, perplexing, troubling times. The fox may be in the hen house but if Jesus Christ is the head of your house you have “nothing to fear but fear itself”.
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Once again I received an email that couldn’t be deleted. Hopefully, it will provide much “food for thought”.
Ever wonder what would happen if we treated our Bible like we treat our cell phone?
What if we carried it around in our purses or pockets? What if we flipped through it several time a day?
What if we turned back to go get it if we forgot it?
What if we used it to receive messages from the text?
What if we treated it like we couldn’t live without it?
What if we gave it to kids as gifts?
What if we used it when we traveled?
What if we used it in case of emergency?
This is something to make you go….hmm…where is my Bible?
Oh, and one more thing. Unlike our cell phone, we don’t have to worry about our Bible being disconnected because Jesus already paid the bill.
Makes you stop and think ‘where are my priorities? And no dropped calls!
Trust in the Lord and *ASAP (Always Say A Prayer)
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