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Post here verse references (and the text of the verse too, if you like) whenever a verse seems to really speak to you for some reason -- perhaps share as well why and how it has spoken to you. Think about Ephesians 5:19 and Colossians 3:16, as the idea behind this group :) May our Lord Jesus be exalted and represented as we love and serve one another.

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joosep 2021-12-05 06:23

20 Then Job arose and tore his robe and shaved his head, and he fell to the ground and worshiped.
21 He said,
“Naked I came from my mother’s womb,
And naked I shall return there.
The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away.
Blessed be the name of the LORD.”
22 Through all this Job did not sin nor did he blame God. (Job 1:20-22)

joosep 2021-12-04 05:48

Thank you, rvfc2, for that affirmation and reminder. That's my prayer too.

God is faithful, through whom you were called into fellowship with His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

--1 Corinthians 1:9.

(I was reminded of that verse by something mrsmoo said in another thread)

rvfc2 2021-12-04 05:41

What joy it is to know that our Redeemer lives and that we shall see Him; in our God-given bodies we shall look upon and worship our God.

And in the meantime... For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of His good pleasure. (Philippians 2:13)

We may not see Him yet, but He lives in us and works in our heart and mind so that we choose to do the very things which please Him. It is my heart's desire that God should do this continually in me - and in all His people.

joosep 2021-12-03 03:03

As for me, I know that my Redeemer lives,
And at the last He will take His stand on the earth.
Even after my skin is destroyed,
Yet from my flesh I shall see God;
Whom I myself shall behold,
And whom my eyes will see and not another.
My heart faints within me!

--Job 19:25-27

joosep 2021-11-27 03:12

Mary then took a pound of very costly perfume of pure nard, and anointed the feet of Jesus and wiped His feet with her hair; and the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume. John 12:3

The value of a pound of pure nard was stated by Judas in verse 4 to be 300 denarii. One denarius in those times was a standard for a day's wage. So, what Mary did here in one quick action was equivalent to nearly a year's worth of labor.

I am asking myself now, how much am I giving to the Lord? (And actually, I am not at all referring to money here -- it's easy, to give money, and yet to give nothing of yourself to the Lord. He wants us to give ourselves, our hearts, to Him. Consider Isaiah 29:13 and what the Lord had to say about the ancient Jews. But lest we say, "Oh, that could never refer to us ...." well, I am simply saying, this morning I am considering the question, how much of myself, my very heart, am I giving in love and adoration to my Maker? And in comparison, how much approval and praise do I desire from my fellow human beings?

My prayer for today, and may it be my continuous prayer throughout this day, is May my heart be given to you Lord, in true devotion; may the attitudes and thoughts of my heart be pleasing to you.

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