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 When i was lost , He sought me out ,

 Showed me His love , erased my doubt.

 He died alone to purge my sin,

 Defeated death , and rose again .

 

He stood me up , He brought me out .

Gave me a song and cause to shout.

He broke the chains and set me free ,

He changed my heart and made me see..

 

He healed the scars and cleansed the guilt.

Tore down the walls that satin built.

 Gave back the smile that used to be ,

 He is my Lord , He walks with me.

 

 I’m just the branch , He is the vine .

 His love reflects these words of mine.

He died for me , I know not why ?

 And waits for me beyond the sky.

 

If you are lost and have not seen ,

 He loves you…

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Joy is a choice

Cait Harrison

It is. God gives us joy, but we have to choose to receive it.

You can choose to become consumed by your circumstances and wallow in them – looking primarily at the here and the now – or you can choose to look up to God, showing gratitude for all He’s done in your life and trusting that he is in control. That’s real joy.

Joy is so much deeper than happiness. It’s not circumstantial. Happiness will come in your life, certainly, but it’ll also fade. Notice how you can be on a cloud one day and down in a ditch the next?

Joy isn’t like that. It never fades. We can have it regardless of our circumstances. It comes from God and it lives deep within us. It’s an outcome of our relationship with the Lord, and it can give us strength to get through whatever we’re facing.

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The Gospel According To Jesus – Part 146

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“Can the blind lead the blind? Will they not both fall into a ditch? A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone who is perfectly trained will be like his teacher. And why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not perceive the plank in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Brother, let me remove the speck that is in your eye,’ when you yourself do not see the plank that is in your own eye? Hypocrite! First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck that is in your brother’s eye.
For a good tree does not bear bad fruit, nor does a bad tree bear good fruit. For every tree is known by its own fruit. For men do not gather figs from thorns, nor do they gather grapes from a bramble bush. A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth evil. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.”
Luke 6:39-45 (NKJV)

Purity In God’s Love

“And everyone who has this hope fixed on Him purifies himself, just as He is pure.” 1 John 3:3 (NASB)
The “hope” mentioned here is that of I John 3:2; “Beloved, now we are children of God, and it has not appeared as yet what we will be. We know that when He appears, we will be like Him, because we will see Him just as He is.”
We are striving in this life to be like Him in Christian character, but we sometimes fail. That is why we confess our sins and ask for forgiveness.
To possess such a hope, John tells us that we must purify ourselves as Jesus was pure. While on earth, though tempted as we are by the sinful conditions around Him, Jesus remained pure of any sin, We who bear His name should seek this same purity. Paul urged Timothy to “flee from youthful lusts and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.” 2 Timothy 2:22
The exhortation to purify ourselves is similar to the phrase found in Acts 2:40, where Peter told the multitude on the Day of Pentecost to “be saved from this perverse generation.” Actually they could not save themselves without Christ’s cleansing power, nor can we purify ourselves without Him. On the other hand, we do save ourselves from this perverse generation when we decide to come to Christ. Jesus will purify us from our past sins, but we must then make the effort to remain pure through surrender to His will and to the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

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