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Month: September 2018

A Life Of Vanity

Think about your life and what you have done and gained from it. Has everything brought you the happiness you were looking for? Now examine what you have enjoyed the most. Continue Reading

Ecclesiastes 2:9-11 (KJV)
9 So I was great, and increased more than all that were before me in Jerusalem: also my wisdom remained with me.
10 And whatsoever mine eyes desired I kept not from them, I withheld not my heart from any joy; for my heart rejoiced in all my labour: and this was my portion of all my labour.
11 Then I looked on all the works that my hands had wrought, and on the labour that I had laboured to do: and, behold, all was vanity and vexation of spirit, and there was no profit under the sun.

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Ecclesiastes 2:3 (KJV)
3 I sought in mine heart to give myself unto wine, yet acquainting mine heart with wisdom; and to lay hold on folly, till I might see what was that good for the sons of men, which they should do under the heaven all the days of their life.

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Daily Prayer:
Oh Lord, I pray that myself and others will stay away from the things we do not need in this life. May our coveting days be over. Draw us away from the things of this world and into Your love. Help break our bad habits, that we may seek You instead of the lusts of our hearts. I know how bad things can get when we follow after the lusts of our hearts instead of follow You. So many things I have gained and wish I could change and I know now that all of these things are vanity. None of it was worth living for, for it all led to sorrow and guilt. I may have had good things for a time but then my family suffered because of finances. I may have had pleasure through sexual sin but then my burdens were heavy and I was left in shame. These things left a dark cloud over my head and I am so sorry for the people I have hurt, because of all this. I have sinned against myself, others and You. And for this, I am thankful for Your mercy. You didn't have to take me in and cleanse me from my sins but You did so anyways. You saw the prodigal coming and had compassion for my soul. Thank You Lord. I now realize that this life is meaningless, if You are not in it. I need You every day of my life. I trust in You, Jesus. I love You. Amen.
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Vanity

If you feel impelled to have the best things in life, those things that you gain are all vanity. Also, the things that we do not need but gain anyways is only acting out of covetousness. Continue Reading

Matthew 16:24-26 (KJV)
24 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
25 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.
26 For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?

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Daily Prayer:
Oh Lord, I pray for every broken marriage out there. I know the pains and sorrows that comes along with marriages such as this, and it pains me to know that so many people that I know and love are suffering. I was suffering for many years in a broken marriage and can understand how it is. However, I also know that things can get better, as I have found, by putting my trust in You. Your love is what has helped me show love to my wife. Even when I was incapable of this in the beginning, my faith in You, was enough to begin to show her love like never before. My marriage has truly been flipped upside down. You have restored the love that I was missing. Because of this, I know that the missing link in any marriage, is You, Jesus. All these dear people's pains and sorrows can be no more if they just put their trust in You, God. They don't need something better than what they have in their spouse but Your love to makes things better. All their anger and bitterness can be put to rest when Your love takes control of us. We may be incapable of being a faithful spouse but our faith in You changes everything. Even the way we treat our spouse can be much different, when our desires are to love as You love us. I know that You are all powerful and can do all things. I trust in You Lord. I love You. Amen.
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A Virtuous Spouse

If your marriage has problems now, because of an unfaithful or unbelieving spouse, know that this can all be fixed with God’s hand in your lives. Continue Reading