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morning reminder

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. (‭Lamentations‬ ‭3‬:‭22-23‬ ESV)

  

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trust

Our soul waits for the Lord; he is our help and our shield. For our heart is glad in him, because we trust in his holy name. Let your steadfast love, O Lord, be upon us, even as we hope in you. (‭Psalm‬ ‭33‬:‭20-22‬ ESV) 

 

Our trust must be in the Lord. We may celebrate a nation as it does good. But remember, a nation is a collection of people, people are fallen, they fail. Trust in God who never fails.

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Excellent and honorable

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. (‭Philippians‬ ‭4‬:‭8‬ ESV)

Yesterday I read of some excellent and honorable work going on among refugees in Szeged, Hungary.  

A beautiful city on the Serb border that is the first larger city in Hungary on the Black Route. 

Earlier this week (scroll down) I noted an article about The Black Route to Europe. Szeged is on that route. CLICK HERE to read about work among those refugees.

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Meditate on this rich text…

But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; 

God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; 

God chose what is low and despised in the world, 

even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are, so that no human being might boast in the presence of God. 

And because of him you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, 

righteousness 

and sanctification 

and redemption, so that, 

as it is written, 

“Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.” 

(‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭1‬:‭27-31‬ ESV)

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freaking out from all the news? keep calm and read this…

The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? When evildoers assail me to eat up my flesh, my adversaries and foes, it is they who stumble and fall. Though an army encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war arise against me, yet I will be confident. One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to inquire in his temple. For he will hide me in his shelter in the day of trouble; he will conceal me under the cover of his tent; he will lift me high upon a rock. And now my head shall be lifted up above my enemies all around me, and I will offer in his tent sacrifices with shouts of joy; I will sing and make melody to the Lord. Hear, O Lord, when I cry aloud; be gracious to me and answer me! You have said, “Seek my face.” My heart says to you, “Your face, Lord, do I seek.” Hide not your face from me. Turn not your servant away in anger, O you who have been my help. Cast me not off; forsake me not, O God of my salvation! For my father and my mother have forsaken me, but the Lord will take me in. Teach me your way, O Lord, and lead me on a level path because of my enemies. Give me not up to the will of my adversaries; for false witnesses have risen against me, and they breathe out violence. I believe that I shall look upon the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living! Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord! (‭Psalm‬ ‭27‬:‭1-14‬ ESV)

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Doctor or gym?

not walking with a fellow disciple and then having to go to a leader / pastor only in crisis is like going to the emergency room with a heart attack instead of daily excercise

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