"The time has come for a thorough reformation to take place. When this reformation begins, the spirit of prayer will actuate every believer and will banish from the church the spirit of discord and strife. Those who have not been living in Christian fellowship will draw close to one another. One member working in right lines will lead other members to unite with him in making intercession for the revelation of the Holy Spirit. There will be no confusion, because all will be in harmony with the mind of the Spirit. The barriers separating believer from believer will be broken down, and God’s servants will speak the same things. The Lord will co-operate with His servants. All will pray understandingly the prayer that Christ taught His servants: “Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.”
    Matthew 6:10.
    TM Vol, p. 251

    "Those who are appointed to guard the spiritual interests of the church should be careful to set a right example, giving no occasion for envy, jealousy, or suspicion, ever manifesting that same spirit of love, respect, and courtesy which they desire to encourage in their brethren. Diligent heed should be given to the instructions of God’s word. Let every manifestation of animosity or unkindness be checked; let every root of bitterness be removed."
    TM Vol. 5, 241
  • Jody Our Life Purpose

    If I use my husband's electric shaver to mow the lawn, it will soon break down. Likewise, if we attempt to live at cross-purposes with our Creator, damage ensues. As we search for a specific life purpose, it becomes essential to know the Designer's objective in bringing us into existence.

    Isaiah 43:7 says, "everyone who is called by My name. . .I created for My glory." Humanity's call to reflect the character of God saturates Scripture. God clearly created us to showcase, manifest, display, exhibit - to reveal His character. Character is the inner life, flowing out expressively through actions the way perfume flows from a rose. Ellen White wrote, "Thoughts and feelings combined make up the moral character."
  • Jacob amen
  • Tony But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Matthew 6:33. – {CC 370.1}
    This promise will never fail. We cannot enjoy the favor of God unless we comply with the conditions upon which His favor is bestowed. By so doing there will come to us that peace, contentment, and wisdom that the world can neither give nor take away.... A humble mind and a grateful heart will elevate us above petty trials and real difficulties. The less earnest, energetic, and vigilant we are in the service of the Master, the more will the mind dwell upon self, magnifying molehills into mountains of difficulty.... – {CC 370.2}
    The burden of God’s work, laid upon Moses, made him a man of power. While keeping, for so many years, the flocks of Jethro, he gained an experience that taught him true humility.... The command to deliver Israel seemed overwhelming; but, in the fear of God, Moses accepted the trust. Mark the result: He did not bring the work down to his deficiency; but in the strength of God he put forth the most earnest efforts to elevate and sanctify himself for his sacred mission. – {CC 370.3}
    Moses would never have been prepared for his position of trust had he waited for God to do the work for him. Light from heaven will come to those who feel the need of it, and who seek for it as for hidden treasures. But if we sink down into a state of inactivity, willing to be controlled by Satan’s power, God will not send His inspiration to us. Unless we exert to the utmost the powers which He has given us, we shall ever remain weak and inefficient. Much prayer and the most vigorous exercise of the mind are necessary if we would be prepared to do the work which God would entrust to us. Many never attain to the position which they might occupy, because they wait for God to do for them that which He has given them power to do for themselves. All who are fitted for usefulness, in this life must be trained by the severest mental and moral discipline, and then God will assist them by combining divine power with human effort.... – {CC 370.4}
    Wrong habits are not overcome by a single effort. Only through long and severe struggle is self mastered. [51] – {CC 370.5}
  • Jody Our life on earth is like the pre-game in basketball. Life is interesting and full of promise, but it doesn’t compare to what lies ahead. Just think of the pleasure of knowing that even when life is good, the best is yet to come! Or that when we give cheerfully to those in need, it’s an investment in heavenly treasure. In times of suffering and sorrow, we can find hope as we reflect on the truth that a pain-free, tearless eternity awaits us. It’s no wonder that Paul exhorts: “Set your minds on things above” (Col. 3:2).
  • Clowie Good morning. A light one this morning. Enjoy


    Freddy and the Lord stood by to observe a baseball game. The Lord's team was playing Satan's team.

    The Lord's team was at bat, the score was tied zero to zero, and it was the bottom of the 9th inning with two outs. They continued to watch as a batter stepped up to the plate named "Love" Love swung at the first pitch and hit a single, because "Love never fails."

    The next batter was named Faith, who also got a single because Faith works with Love.

    The next batter up was named Godly Wisdom. Satan wound up and threw the first pitch. Godly Wisdom looked it over and let it pass: Ball one. Three more pitches and Godly Wisdom walked because he never swings at what Satan throws.

    The bases were now loaded. The Lord then turned to Freddy and told him He was now going to bring in His star player. Up to the plate stepped Grace. Freddy said, "He sure doesn't look like much!"

    Satan's whole team relaxed when they saw Grace. Thinking he had won the game, Satan wound up and fired his first pitch. To the shock of everyone, Grace hit the ball harder than anyone had ever seen! But Satan was not worried; his center fielder let very few get by.

    He went up for the ball, but it went right through his glove, hit him on the head and sent him crashing on the ground; the roaring crowds went wild as the ball continued over the fence ... for a home run!

    The Lord's team won!

    The Lord then asked Freddy if he knew why Love, Faith and Godly Wisdom could get on base but couldn't win the game; Freddy answered that he didn't know why.

    The Lord explained, "If your love, faith and wisdom had won the game, you would think you had done it by yourself. Love, Faith and Wisdom will get you on base but only My Grace can get you Home:

    'For by Grace are you saved, it is a gift of God; not of works, lest any man should boast." Ephesians 2:8-9 ...
  • patricia I Lovve this!!!!!!
  • Thomas Drenoske Nursing Home Ministries Amen! What an excellent description of the Lordship of Christ to our broken families today. God is our Father, and wants to be given the full "treatment" from His children.
  • Tony amen and amen
  • James So True [129406,Marlon] [129585,Ash Myers]
  • Steve Simms The Salvation Army Here's a wonderful book about how the body of Christ can give Jesus full custody: "ONE: Unfolding God's Eternal Purpose From House To House" on Amazon (Kindle is only 3.99)
  • Tony PSALM 51
    1Have mercy upon me, O God, According to Your lovingkindness; According to the multitude of Your tender mercies, Blot out my transgressions.
    2Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, And cleanse me from my sin.
    3For I acknowledge my transgressions, And my sin is always before me.
    4Against You, You only, have I sinned, And done this evil in Your sight-- That You may be found just when You speak, And blameless when You judge.
    5Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, And in sin my mother conceived me.
    6Behold, You desire truth in the inward parts, And in the hidden part You will make me to know wisdom.
    7Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
    8Make me hear joy and gladness, That the bones You have broken may rejoice.
    9Hide Your face from my sins, And blot out all my iniquities.
    10Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me.
    11Do not cast me away from Your presence, And do not take Your Holy Spirit from me.
    12Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, And uphold me by Your generous Spirit.
    13Then I will teach transgressors Your ways, And sinners shall be converted to You.
    14Deliver me from the guilt of bloodshed, O God, The God of my salvation, And my tongue shall sing aloud of Your righteousness.
    15O Lord, open my lips, And my mouth shall show forth Your praise.
    16For You do not desire sacrifice, or else I would give it; You do not delight in burnt offering.
    17The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, A broken and a contrite heart-- These, O God, You will not despise.
    18Do good in Your good pleasure to Zion; Build the walls of Jerusalem.
    19Then You shall be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousness, With burnt offering and whole burnt offering; Then they shall offer bulls on Your altar.
  • Joanna Paul xactly!!!!
  • Tony Amen
  • Jocye amen
  • Tony amen
  • Clowie amen, lord i pray that you would bless the godinterest team and all of us member. help us to serve you in truth and sincerity in Jesus name Amen
  • Ellie amen
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