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Put your name at the start of each sentence:

is able – Philippians 4:13

is abounding in grace 2 Corinthians 9:8

is abounding in hope – Romans 15:4, 13

is Abraham’s offspring – Galatians 3:29

is abundant – John 10:10

is accepted – Ephesians 1:6

has access – Ephesians 2:18

is adequate – 2 Corinthians 3:5

is adopted – Ephesians 1:5

is alive – Ephesians 2:4-5

is an ambassador for Christ – 2 Corinthians 5:20

is anointed – 1 John 2:20

is anxious for nothing – Philippians 4:6

is the apple of His eye – Zechariah 2:8

is appointed by God – John 15:16

is the aroma of Christ – 2 Corinthians 2:15

is not ashamed – 2 Timothy 1:12

is assured of reward – 1 Corinthians 15:58

is assured of success – Proverbs 16:3

has authority over the devil – Luke 9:1

is baptized into Christ – 1 Corinthians 12:15

is beautiful – Psalm 149:4

is becoming a mature person – Ephesians 4:13

is becoming conformed to Christ – Romans 8:29

is a believer – Romans 10:9

belongs to God – John 17:9

is betrothed – Hosea 2:19-20

is blameless – 1 Corinthians 1:8

is blessed – Ephesians 1:3

is blood bought – 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

is bold – Proverbs 28:1

is a bondservant – Psalm 116:16

is born of God – 1 John 5:18

is born again – 1 Peter 1:23

is bought with a price – 1 Corinthians 6:20

is a branch of the True Vine – John 15:5

is His bride – Isaiah 54:5

is His brother – Hebrews 2:11

is brought near – Ephesians 2:13

is built up – 1 Peter 2:5

is buried with Christ – Romans 6:4

is called – 1 Peter 5:10

is calm – Philippians 4:6

is cared for – 1 Peter 5:7

is carried – Exodus 19:4

is changed – 1 Samuel 10:6

is a child of God – John 1:12

is cherished – Ephesians 5:29

is chosen – 1 Peter 2:9

is circumcised spiritually – Colossians 2:11

is a citizen of heaven – Philippians 3:20

is clay in the potter’s hand – Jeremiah 18:6

is clean – Ezekiel 36:25; John 15:3

is cleansed – 1 John 1:7,9

is clothed with Christ – Galatians 3:27

is a co-heir with Christ – Romans 8:17

is given His Holy Spirit – 2 Corinthians 1:22

is glorified with Him – 2 Thessalonians 2:14

is God’s child – John 1:12

is God’s gift to Christ – John 17:24

knows God is for me – Romans 8:31

is gracious – Proverbs 22:11

is granted grace in Christ Jesus – Romans 5:17,20

is guarded by God – 2 Timothy 1:12

is guarded by God’s peace – Philippians 4:7

is guaranteed – Ephesians 1:13-14

is guided – Psalm 48:14

is guiltless – Romans 8:1

is the head – Deuteronomy 28:13

is healed – 1 Peter 2:24

is healthy – Deuteronomy 7:15

is an heir of God – Titus 3:7

is helped by Him – Isaiah 44:2

is hidden with Christ in God – Colossians 3:3

is His – Isaiah 43:1

is His handiwork – Ephesians 2:10

is holy – Ephesians 1:4

is honoured – 2 Timothy 2:21

is humble -Philippians 2:24

is the image of God – Genesis 1:27

is the image and glory of God – 1 Corinthians 11:7

is an imitator of God – Ephesians 5:1

is in Christ Jesus – 1 Corinthians 1:30

is included – Ephesians 1:13

is indestructible – John 6:51

is indwelt by Christ Jesus – John 14:20

is indwelt by His Spirit – Romans 8:11

is inscribed on His palms – Isaiah 49:16

is inseparable from His love – Romans 8:35

is an instrument of righteousness – Romans 6:13

is joyful – Philippians 4:4

is justified – Acts 13:39

is kept – Isaiah 38:17

is in a Kingdom of priests – Revelation 1:6

is a king’s kid – Psalm 44:4

knows all things work together for good – Romans 8:28

knows in Whom he believes – 2 Timothy 1:12

is known – 2 Timothy 2:19

lacks no wisdom – James 1:5

is lavished with riches of His grace – Ephesians 1:7-8

is led in Christ’s triumph – 2 Corinthians 2:14

is liberated – Romans 6:23

has life abundant – 1 John 4:9; John 10:10

has life and peace in the Spirit – Romans 8:6

has light – John 8:12

is a light in a dark place – Acts 13:47

has life flowing through me – John 7:38

is like a watered garden – Isaiah 58:11

is a living stone in a spiritual house – 1 Peter 2:5

is the Lord’s – Isaiah 44:5

is loved – John 3:16

is loved constantly, unconditionally – Isaiah 43:4

has received an unshakable Kingdom – Hebrews 12:28

is reconciled to God – Romans 5:10

is redeemed – Galatians 3:13

is refined – Isaiah 48:10

is reigning with Him – Romans 5:17

is rejoicing – Romans 5:2-3

is renewed – 2 Corinthians 4:16

is His representative – Matthew 5:16

is rescued – Colossians 1:13

has rest provided – Matthew 11:28-30

is rewarded by God – Isaiah 49:4

is rich – 2 Corinthians 8:9

is righteous – Ephesians 4:22

is rooted and built up in Him – Colossians 2:7

is royalty – Romans 5:17; 8:16-17

is a royal priesthood – 1 Peter 2:9

is safe – Psalm 4:8

is a saint of God – Psalm 34:9

is the salt of the earth – Matthew 5:13

is sanctified – 1 Corinthians 6:11

is satisfied – Jeremiah 31:14

is saved – Ephesians 2:8

is sealed by God with His Holy Spirit – Ephesians 1:13

is seated with Him – Ephesians 2:6

is secure – Deuteronomy 33:12

is sent – John 20:21

is set free – John 8:31-32,36

is sharing Christ’s inheritance – Romans 8:17

is sharing His glory – John 17:22,24

is His sheep – Psalm 23:1

is sheltered – Psalm 91:1

is shielded – Psalm 91:4

is a slave to righteousness – Romans 6:18

is His soldier – 2 Timothy 2:3-4

is a son of God – Romans 8:14

is stable – Isaiah 33:6

is standing in His grace – Romans 5:2

is standing firm in Christ – 2 Corinthians 1:21

has my steps established by the Lord – Psalm 37:23

is strengthened in Him – Ephesians 3:16

is strong in the Lord – 1 Corinthians 1:8

is amply supplied – Philippians 4:18

is sustained from birth – Psalm 71:6

is a temple – 1 Corinthians 3:16

is thought about – Psalm 139:17-18

is transferred into His Kingdom – Colossians 1:13

is transformed – 2 Corinthians 3:18

is treasured – Psalm 83:3

is triumphant – 2 Corinthians 2:14

is unafraid – Isaiah 44:2; 51:12

is understood – Ephesians 1:8

is united with Christ – Romans 6:5

is upheld – Psalm 37:17

is upright – Psalm 7:10

is unblemished – Colossians 1:22

has understanding – 2 Timothy 2:7

is useful for His glory – Isaiah 43:7

is crucified with Him – Galatians 2:20

is dead in Christ – Romans 6:4

is dead to sin – Romans 6:11

is a delight – Psalm 147:11

is delighted in – Isaiah 42:1

is delivered – Psalm 107:6

is desired – Psalm 45:11

is determined – Philippians 4:13

is a disciple – John 8:31-32

is disciplined – Hebrews 12:5-11

is drawing near with confidence – Hebrews 4:16

is empowered to obey – Philippians 2:13

is encouraged – 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17

is enlightened – Ephesians 1:18

is enriched in everything – 1 Corinthians 1:5

is equipped – 2 Timothy 3:16-17

is established -Deuteronomy 28:9

has eternal life – John 3:36

has every good thing – Philemon 6

is exalted at His right hand – Acts 2:34-35

is faithful – Revelation 17:14

is family – Psalm 68:5

is far from oppression – Isaiah 54:14

is favoured – Job 10:12

is a fellow citizen with the saints – Ephesians 2:19

is a fellow worker – Colossians 4:11

is filled – Acts 2:4

is filled to the fullness of God – Colossians 2:9- 10

is filled with the fruit of righteousness – Philippians 1:11

is filled with the fruit of the Spirit – Galatians 5:22-23

is filled with the knowledge of His will – Colossians 1:9

is filled with joy – John 17:13

is a finished product -in progress – Philippians 1:6

is a first fruit – Romans 8:23

is forgiven – Ephesians 1:7

is formed in the womb by God – Jeremiah 1:5

was lost, but now is found – Luke 19:10

is a fragrance – 1 Corinthians 1:15-16

is free – John 8:36

is freely given all things – Romans 8:32

is gifted – Romans 12:6

is given His magnificent promises – 2 Peter 1:3-4

is loyal – Psalm 86:2

is made by Him – Psalm 100:3

is a magnifier of God – Psalm 69:30

is marked – Ephesians 1:13

is a member of His body – Ephesians 5:30

is might in God – Luke 10:19

has the mind of Christ – 1 Corinthians 2:16

is a minister – 2 Corinthians 3:6

is a minister of reconciliation – 2 Corinthians 5:18-19

is a mountain mover – Mark 11:22-23

is named – Isaiah 43:1

is near to God – Ephesians 2:13

is never forsaken – Hebrews 13:5

is new – Ephesians 4:24

is new born – 1 Peter 2:2

is a new creation – 2 Corinthians 5:17

has new life – Romans 6:4

is part of a new race – 1 Peter 2:9

is not condemned – Romans 8:1

is no longer a slave to sin – Romans 6:6

has not been given a spirit of fear – 1 Timothy 1:7

is obedient – Isaiah 1:19

is an object of mercy – Romans 9:23

is obtained an inheritance – Ephesians 1:11

is of God’s household – Ephesians 2:19

is on the winning side – Colossians 2:15

is one with Him – John 17:23-24

is an overcomer – 1 John 5:4-5

is pardoned – Jeremiah 33:8

is a partaker of Christ – Hebrews 3:14

is a partaker of the Holy Spirit – Hebrews 6:4

is a partaker of grace – Philippians 1:7

is a partaker of the promise in Christ – Ephesians 3:6

has passed from death to life – John 5:24

is patient – James 5:8

has peace – Philippians 4:7

is one of the people of God – 1 Peter 2:9

is being perfected – 1 Peter 5:10

is pleasing to God – Psalm 149:4

is God’s own possession – Titus 2:14

is possessor of all things – 1 Corinthians 3:21-23

has the power of God behind me – Philippians 3:21

has power – Acts 1:8

has power over the devil – Luke 9:1

is predestined – Ephesians 1:11

is prepared beforehand for glory – Romans 9:23

is prosperous – Psalm 1:3

is protected – Psalm 91:14

is provided for – Matthew 6:33

is purchased – Revelation 5:9

is purposeful – Psalm 138:8

is qualified – Colossians 1:12

is raised up with Christ – Ephesians 2:6

is ransomed with Him – Isaiah 35:10

is rare – Proverbs 20:15

has received mercy – 1 Peter 2:10

is valuable – Luke 12:24

lives in victory – 1 Corinthians 15:57

is walking in His light – 1 John 1:7

is a warrior – 2 Corinthians 10:4

is washed – Titus 3:5

is watching for His return – Luke 12:37

is weak, then is strong – 2 Corinthians 12:10

is in a wealthy place – Psalm 66:12

is welcome – Luke 11:9

is being made whole – Mark 5:34

puts on the whole armour of God – Ephesians 6:11

is wise – Proverbs 2:6

is His witness – Acts 1:8

is His workmanship – Ephesians 2:10

is not of this world – John 17:14

is His worshipper – Psalm 95:6

is worthy – Revelation 3:4

is yielded to God – Romans 6:13

is yoked with Jesus – Matthew 11:29

is heaven bound, guaranteed. – I Peter 1: 4

Never let the enemy tell you that you are worthless or insignificant.

You have value in the eyes of God so great that it was worth dying for.

You are a blessing to the world.

When satan tempts you, tell him what God says about you. When he

reminds you of your past, remind him of his future.                                     

 The Broken Hearted Foundation Ministry

 

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         TO GOD BE ALL THE GLORY!

 

Because we are saved by God’s grace (unmerited by us), that means whatever good that we do in this life, God deserves all the credit! 

It is His salvation!  It is His working!  It is His power!  To God be the glory! 

Knowing this, here are seven reasons we should walk in humility with our God (Mic. 6:8)!

*  “But as many as received Him (Jesus), to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name:  which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God” (Jn. 1:12-13).

*  For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it (salvation) is the gift of God:  not of works, lest any man should boast.  For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them” (Eph. 2:8-10).

*  “And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work” (2 Cor. 9:8).

* “But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in My name, He shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.”Jn.14:26

* “But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth” (Acts 1:8).

*  “Being confident of this very thing, that He which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ” (Phil. 1:6).

*  “For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of His good pleasure” (Phil. 2:13).

There is no place for pride, arrogance, superiority, or self-righteousness in God’s child!

http://skipslighthouse.blogspot.com/2012/08/to-god-be-all-glory.html

 

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THE WILL OF GOD

Photo: Noapte buna !!!

 The Milky Way in the Himalayas.

 

For over forty years, I have heard of the two facets of God’s will:  His “sovereign will” and His “permissive will.”  His “sovereign will” was described as His determining the order and the outcome of His plan for each individual and the collective whole of mankind, while His “permissive will” had to do with God allowing man to have a free will.  Yesterday, I heard an awesome sermon from Pastor Tibbs in which he described the two facets of God’s will as being His “sovereign will” and His “pleasing will.”  At first, I thought he was simply using a different term to describe “permissive will,” but I soon realized that he had a whole different view of man’s free will.  He had my full attention.

In 2 Peter 3:9, we read, “The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.”  But is that verse to be taken by itself as truth, or should it be taken in the context of what the entire Bible has to say?  Obviously, since Scripture is inspired of God, and therefore, cannot contradict itself, what the rest of God’s Word has to say on the subject must determine what this particular passage means. 

Men do perish.  Unsaved men do die and wait in hell for their sentencing at the Lord’s Great White Throne Judgment (Rev. 20:11).  So, while it does not please God that any should perish, yet according to His sovereignty, men who reject His Son will do just that:  perish!  His “sovereign will” has determined their end. 

Perhaps the best example of the difference between God’s two-faceted will is the Crucifixion.  You and I know that it did not please God to see the sin of the world placed upon His Son during the six- hour torture of hanging on a cross.  And yet, when Jesus prayed, “O My Father, if this cup may not pass away from Me, except I drink it, Thy will be done” (Mt. 26:42), it is obvious by the outcome what God’s “sovereign will” was.  He gave His Son to pay for our sin!

We can only please God when we act according to His sovereign will!

http://skipslighthouse.blogspot.com/2012/08/the-will-of-god.html


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Major Daniel Webster Whittle (1840-1901) was an American evangelist, Bible teacher and hymn writer. Through the influence of D. L. Moody, he entered full-time evangelism.  This is one of his many hymns…

Going forth at Christ’s command,
Going forth to every land;
Full salvation making known,
Through the blood of God’s dear Son.

Serving God through all our days,
Toiling not for purse or praise;
But to magnify His name,
While the gospel we proclaim.

Seeking only souls to win,
From the deadly power of sin;
We would guide their steps aright,
Out of darkness into light.

“Saved to serve!” the watchword ring,
“Saved to serve,” our glorious King;
Tell the story o’er and o’er,
“Saved to serve” forever more.

Oh, magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together!

I will praise the name of God with a song; I will magnify him with thanksgiving.

There is only ONE statement made by our Lord Jesus Christ that is recorded in all four Gospels:

Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.  For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it.”  Matthew 16: 24-25

“For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel’s will save it.”  Mark 8:35

“And whoever does not bear his cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple.”  Luke 14:27

“He who loves his life will lose it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life.  If anyone serves Me, let him follow Me; and where I am, there My servant will be also. If anyone serves Me, him My Father will honor.”  John 12: 25-26

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The Apostle Paul said in 1 Corinthians 9:16  “For if I preach the gospel, I have nothing to boast of, for necessity is laid upon me; yes, woe is me if I do not preach the gospel!”

It’s my prayer, that each new day is one in which we offer ourselves as servants to our  Heavenly Father and Lord Jesus Christ!  Our life does not belong to us… it is HIS!

August 23, 2012 by alwayzhis  at http://learning2bestill.com/2012/08/23/saved-to-serve/#respond

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EU TE-AM IUBIT INTAI-POEZIE

Eu te-am iubit intai

 

1) Eu te-am iubit inainte ca tu sa fi existat
Si drept dovada,ca jertfa pentru tin’ M-am dat
Am asteptat ca sa te nasti si asa sa Ma cunosti
Iar ca protectie Ti-am dat cerestile osti.

2) Eu te-am iubit inainte ca tu sa ma fi cunoscut,
Ti-am dovedit aceasta prin tot ce am facut
In rasaritul dulce din dimineti senine
Si-n asfintitu-n care,tu imi spuneai:,,-ramai straine“.

3) Eu te-am iubit inainte ca tu sa fi meritat
Si-am dovedit aceasta cand la moarte in locul tau
M-am dat.
Cand pentru tine am baut pana la fund paharul
Si-n locul tau,eu am gustat durerea si amarul.

4) Eu te-am iubit inainte ca tu sa ma iubesti
Si-am dovedit aceasta in fapte,nu povesti.
Ti-am declarat ca te iubesc din inima, mereu
Si o sa fiu cu tine cand drumu-ti va fi greu.

5) Eu te-am iubit inainte ca tu sa te intorci
Si-am dovedit aceasta,cand venit-ai de la porci.
Nu m-am uitat la zdrente sau la traista-ti goala
Ti-am aratat iubirea…Iubirea ce nu-nsala.

6) Eu te-am iubit inainte ca tu sa fii curat
Si-am dovedit aceasta,cand pregatitu-ti-am palat
Cand jertfa am depus sa poti a te spala
Cand poarta am deschis-o sa poti in cer intra.

Eu te-am iubit inainte !…

7) …De-atata vreme m-ai iubit o Doamne
Si ce pacat ca au trecut atatea toamne,
Pana am ajuns iubirea sa-Ti patrund
Si hotarat-am , Doamne,sa-Ti raspund.

8) Dar vreau sa stii ca Te iubesc ,Stapane
Nu doar pentru apa,haine si zilnica paine,
Ci pentru iubirea-Ti mare,curata,nesecata
Ce revarsat-ai Doamne,in viata mea patata.

9) Te iubesc,o,Doamne ca-n’tai Tu m-ai iubit.
Ca-n zilele de incercare,Tu nu m-ai parasit
Si nu ai renuntat la cautare dupa mine
Cand eu umblam ratacitor pe cai straine.

10) Eu te iubesc,tarziu…dar Te iubesc,Stapane
Si vreau ca pe altaru-ti sacru sa ma jertfesc pe
Mine
Ca astfel sa ma darui Tie pe deplin…
Sa te iubesc de-a pururi,acum si-n veci amin.

AMIN

http://www.versuricrestine.ro/poezii-crestine/1112/Eu-te-am-iubit-intai.html

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A MOMENT TO MOMENT SELF-EVALUATION 

Born again believers exist in one of two states:  they are either “filled with the Spirit” (Eph. 5:18), or they are, as Paul described it, “carnal,” or “walking in the flesh” (1 Cor. 3:1; Gal. 5:16).  He said you can tell which of the two states you are in at any given time, by the “fruit” you are producing.  He wrote:  “This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.  For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other. . . .  Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these:  adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like. . . .  But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law” (Gal. 5:16-23).

Paul described his personal struggle with his two natures in Romans 7:1-25.  He concluded by saying, “O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?  I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin” (v. 24-25).  John described the state of the believer as being one of righteousness, or being one of sin (unrighteousness – 1 Jn. 1:8-10).  Notice his epistle was written to those who are said to be in a state of fellowship with other believers, and with God, Himself (1 Jn. 1:3).

James explained how a believer can guard himself against living according to his fleshly desires, and living according to the will of God.  He wrote, “But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.  For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass:  for he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was.  But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed” (Jam. 1:22-25).

Believes are controlled by someone:  the Holy Spirit, or themselves! 

http://skipslighthouse.blogspot.com/2012/08/a-moment-to-moment-self-evaluation.html

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