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Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.

Ephesians 6:13

After Thought

God will empower you to stand your ground as evil increases. Stubbornness is a virtue when confronting wickedness.~ Pastor Bob Barnett

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I’m here for it

                       ₪₪ M O D E R N   O L Y M P I A N S ₪₪

                                          h e r m a p h r o d i t u s

#79

Waiting on Me means directing your attention to Me in hopeful anticipation of what I will do. It entails trusting Me with every fiber of your being, instead of trying to figure things out yourself. Waiting on Me is the way I designed you to live: all day, every day. I created you to stay conscious of Me as you go about your daily duties.

I have promised many blessings to those who wait on Me: renewed strength, living above one’s circumstances, resurgence of hope, awareness of My continual Presence. Waiting on Me enables you to glorify Me by living in deep dependence on Me, ready to do My will. It also helps you to enjoy Me; in My Presence is fullness of Joy.

-Jesus Calling

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“all our fairytales have stopped
their flying
every airplane’s turned back
to paper

we’ve forgotten faces from our
picture books
and found a taste for
burnt tobacco

clouds have eclipsed our nicknamed
constellations
the sky and sea’s horizon’s blurred
by head tilting velvet

stars are blinking from further away
and warm as well
as old telephone numbers from
closed hospitals

hope’s become the smoke and jokes
another teacher
the day dreams we still breathe
are our ether and other mirror”

#78

Many years ago, when a young friend asked if he could borrow our car, my wife and I were hesitant at first. It was our car. We owned it, and we depended on it. But we soon felt convicted to share it with him because we knew that God wanted us to care for others. So we handed the keys over to him, and he traveled to a church 30 miles away to conduct a youth rally. The meeting was used by the Lord to bring teens to Christ.

Jesus instructed His disciples to take another man’s donkey. The Son of God told His men to “loose it and bring it” to Him (Mark 11:2). If someone objected, they were to say, “The Lord has need of it,” and they would then be permitted to lead it away. That donkey carried Christ into Jerusalem on what we call Palm Sunday.

There’s a lesson here for us to consider. We all have things that we hold dear. We may have thought, I could never part with that. It may be a new truck, a coat, some other possession, or our precious few free hours during the week. Will we be open to give when someone obviously needs something we have?

If you sense that the Spirit is speaking to you, let your time or possession go, as the owner released his animal to Jesus. He will then be glorified as He deserves!

Make me a channel of blessing today,
Make me a channel of blessing, I pray;
My life possessing, my service blessing,
Make me a channel of blessing today. —Smyth

God gives us all we need, so we can give to others in their need.

-ODB

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