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“Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.”
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Psalm‬ ‭139:23‬ ‭NIV‬‬

You can’t hide your feelings from God. When we try to the only thing we do is prove that we don’t trust Him with them. Don’t suffocate on the things you want to hide. Beloved, He already knows your heart.
Speak. Release. Breathe. Cry. Be free.

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Five Things to Do in the Middle of a Storm

Have courage, because Jesus is with you.
Don’t ever argue with a fear. Just tell it where to go! Tell it to go talk to Jesus.

Take a risk in faith.
Don’t ask God to bless what you’re doing. Do what God is blessing. Ask him what he wants you to do, and then be willing to get out of the boat.

Stay focused on Jesus.
The moment you take your eyes off the Lord, you’re going under. Matthew 14:30 says, “But when [Peter] saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, ‘Lord, save me!’”  (NIV) When you focus on the wind and the waves — your circumstances — you’re going to sink, just like Peter. If you look at the world, you’ll be distressed; if you look within, you’ll be depressed; if you look at Christ, you’ll be at rest.

Don’t doubt.
You don’t need great faith to make it through the storm in your life. You just need faith in the right person.

Praise God.
Even in the storm, even when you feel like you’re sinking, even when you’re scared to death — praise him all the time. Thank God in the middle of the storm.

You Were Created For God’s Pleasure

BY RICK WARREN

“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb .… Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.” (Psalm 139:13, 16 NIV)

Your life matters. We all want to believe that — no matter what religious background we come from. Even atheists long to know their lives count for something.

The Bible says your life matters because God uniquely designed you. In Psalm 139 the Bible says, “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb .… Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be” (Psalm 139:13, 16 NIV).

God made you unique because he has a unique plan for your life. He personally oversaw your creation because he had something for you to do that only you can do. Your parents may not have planned you, but God did.

God has set you apart for a special use. How do we know this?

God designed you in his image. Unlike all the other animals in the world, you are designed in God’s image. Cows, goats, sheep, and ducks aren’t designed in the image of God. You are. You can choose between right and wrong. You have a conscious, and animals don’t. You can talk to God. You can pray to God. Animals can’t do that. In fact, the Bible says in Psalm 8:5, “You have made them a little lower than the angels and crowned them with glory and honor.”

God planned your life before you were born. God says to Jeremiah, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations” (Jeremiah 1:5). God had a purpose for your life before you took your first breath. God thought of you before your parents conceived you. God said, “I’m going to use these parents. I’m going to use them because I want to bless the world through this man.”

God made you for his pleasure. Revelation 4:11 says, “For you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being.” Look around at the universe. God made everything you see for his own enjoyment. Now look at yourself in a mirror. God made you to enjoy you. It’s why you were created.
You’re not an accident. You have great value because you were designed in God’s image, he planned your life before you were born, and you were made for his pleasure.

“Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.”
Proverbs 16:24 NIV

God we thank you for the favor that is secure by Jesus death and resurrection. Help us to speak with gracious words that reflect that favor.
“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.”
James 1:2-3 NIV
—  Thank you father for using the things that trouble me to teach me how great you are and make me into the person called me to be. Amen.

“Since you are precious and honored in my sight, and because I love you,“
Isaiah 43:4a NIV

God thank you that you love me whether am a failure or success, beautiful or ugly, that I am precious in your sight. Amen

Meanwhile on the top of Nivix:
  • Niv-Mizzet: Guildmage Zarek, have you ever thought why I didn't eat you after what you did at the Promenade?
  • Zarek: Because you are wise and merciful and saw how useful I could be to you?
  • Niv-Mizzet: Goodness no. Try again.
  • Zarek: Because my talent is irreplaceable?
  • Niv-Mizzet: *laughs maniacally* Good one, Zarek! Excellent joke, I should tell that one to Izmagnus Council later at the meeting.
  • Zarek: Is it because you could punish me better if I was alive?
  • Niv-Mizzet: I would like you to think so, but let us be honest here. I thought that there was no way you could upset me any further than eating a storm mage can upset my stomach. *leans close* But I am beginning to come to a different conclusion.

Romans 10:9-10New International Version (NIV)

9 If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:
Ecclesiastes 3:1 NIV

Jesus replied, “You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand.”
John 13:7 NIV

So self alam mo na? Perfect timing daw and you dont realize what God is preppin for you. Antay lang ha? ❤❤ Looking forward G. ☝☝

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
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Matthew 6:34 NIV

God thank you have all my todays and tomorrows are in your hands. Help me to recognize the wisdom to deal with today’s problems. In Jesus name, Amen.

Through Jesus, She Is: Purified

Day 6

Daily Verse:
“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.”
— Matthew 5:8 (NIV)

Daily Devo:
If you have accepted Jesus into your heart as your personal Lord and Savior, you know what it means to experience the love of Jesus. You know what it means to encounter God and all He has done for you by sending Jesus to die for your sins. But sometimes, even though we know God is there, He seems far away.

In those moments, remember the words of Jesus during the Sermon on the Mount in today’s verse. Remember that even when God seems far away, it is a pure heart that will bring you closer to Him. Sometimes when you’re going through things, it can be tempting to run to the person you’re in a relationship with or to vent to a friend. But no matter what how much we feel like this might bring comfort to your hearts Jesus is the One who will give you a pure heart.
So run to Jesus allow Him to clean your heart daily, and be blessed by the opportunity to you have there to be in the presence of God. It is far more valuable than being in the presence of anyone else.

Daily Reading:
Matthew 5:3-12

Daily Challenge:
Listen to First by Lauren Daigle

Ephesians 5:8-14 (NIV)
For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth) and find out what pleases the Lord. Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. It is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret. But everything exposed by the light becomes visible—and everything that is illuminated becomes a light. This is why it is said:

“Wake up, sleeper,
   rise from the dead,
   and Christ will shine on you.”

Hell is Love?  St Isaac and Gehenna

One popular belief among Christians across many traditions and denominations is that hell is a place where the wicked experience pure punishment and where the love and mercy of God no longer restrains the justice of God.  St Isaac the Syrian (613-700), a bishop and theologian from Nineveh, strongly disagrees with these ideas.  St Isaac emphatically declares to “not call God just.”  Why so? What about 2 Thessalonians 1.6, which states that “God is just: He will pay back trouble to those who trouble you” (NIV)?  For Isaac, it is mercy, not justice, that describes God’s attitude towards humanity.  In fact, he goes so far as to say that “Justice (or rectitude) does not belong to the Christian way of life and there is no mention of it in Christ’s teaching”.[1]  Some may consider this rhetorically hyperbolic and even theologically dangerous.  Isaac is contrasting a certain view of “justice” with God’s actions towards humanity.  He articulates this point by asking several questions:

“How can you call God just when you come across the Scriptural passage on the wage given to the workers? ‘Friend, I do thee no wrong: I choose to give unto this last even as unto thee. Or is thine eye evil because I am good?’ (Matthew 20:13-15). How can a man call God just when he comes across the passage on the prodigal son who wasted his wealth with riotous living, how for the compunction alone which he showed, the father ran and fell upon his neck and gave him authority over all his wealth?”  [2]

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