Orphans and Widows

 

“Woe to those who decree iniquitous decrees, and the writers who keep writing oppression, to turn aside the needy from justice and to rob the poor of my people of their right, that widows may be their spoil, and that they may make the fatherless their prey!”

Isaiah 10:1 — 2

 

Religion that is pure and undefiled before God the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.
James 1:27

 

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Encouragement

Teaching My Heart Podcast – Episode 8

Show Notes

 

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We’re in struggle this together and we are to encourage one another

 

So then let us pursue what makes for peace and for mutual upbuilding.
Romans 14:19

 

Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.
1 Thessalonians 5:11

 

But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called “today,” that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin.
Hebrews 3:13

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My Agenda [Minute Message]

 

Minute Message 004 – My Agenda

 

What happens when my agenda doesn’t match God’s?

My work as Jesus’ servant & ambassador is more important than achieving whatever I thought I should be able to accomplish.

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Not Perfect Yet – [Minute Message]

God’s holiness demands perfection yet His mercies are new every day.

Even in endeavors like my ministry to encourage people to seek God I want to push ahead and be effective and achieve something yet God’s goal is to perfect me.

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Wisdom: Choose Your Counselors Wisely

 

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Rehoboam went to Shechem, for all Israel had come to Shechem to make him king. And as soon as Jeroboam the son of Nebat heard of it (for he was still in Egypt, where he had fled from King Solomon), then Jeroboam returned from Egypt. And they sent and called him, and Jeroboam and all the assembly of Israel came and said to Rehoboam, “Your father made our yoke heavy. Now therefore lighten the hard service of your father and his heavy yoke on us, and we will serve you.” He said to them, “Go away for three days, then come again to me.” So the people went away.

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Another Demonstration of God's Patience

Romans 10:21 But as for Israel He says, “ALL THE DAY LONG I HAVE STRETCHED OUT MY HANDS TO A DISOBEDIENT AND OBSTINATE PEOPLE.” (NASB – sent from CadreBible) God’s patience is beyond comprehension. As someone who has lost faith with others at times or expressed my frustration even when another person may be trying diligently but still not succeeding, I am impressed with God’s patience even to a person or a people who are disobedient or obstinate towards His authority & commands.

As other passages in the Bible point out I was in that group & sometimes still choose to return to that designation. I have and continue to experience the patience of God.

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