1 John 5:4 esv

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We all do battle with worldly things and at times feel defeated.
Though we may feel defeated we keep on fighting because
we have faith and faith has won the war.

What do you do when you tire of fighting battles?
How do you keep the victory in sight?
 

Blessings this day of grace,patricia

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1 John 5:3 nlt

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We may know in our hearts that this is true but in our heads we question it.
Our heads say this or that commandment is too hard and heavy I can’t do it.
Our hearts say this is too hard and heavy but with You I can do it.
Often our heads and hearts are not in tune with each other resulting in stress and anxiety.
To find harmony and peace we must look to the Maestro for guidance.

When I forget that I am a member of the choir and not the choirmaster
there is a lot of noise and little music.

How do you keep head and heart in balance and agreement?

Blessings this day of grace,

patricia

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1 John 3:23 gwt

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The first part of the commandment speaks of the name.  
To believe in Jesus’ name is to believe what His name tells us;  
He is God’s Son, the Messiah, our Savior. 
The second part tells us to love each other as He, Jesus, commands us.
To believe we need faith, to have faith we need love, to love we need Jesus.
It is all about Jesus.

When I get all crazy with questions, doubts, the why’s and what ifs of life
I remind myself that it is all about Jesus and He’s all I need to know.
I may still have questions and doubts but they no longer seem so momentous.

Do you sometimes get “crazy” thinking about life?
How do you calm yourself?

Blessings this day of grace,

patricia

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1 John 5:4 esv

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Think about it…
there are still battles to fight but we will win them.
It may seem that the world is winning but with faith
there is no doubting who has the victory.

Are you in a fight today? 
Does it encourage and strengthen you to know that
 your faith is the victory?

Blessings this day of grace,

patricia

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1 John 5:3 esv

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When we love someone we want to please them.
God is pleased with us when we accept and live by His laws.
He has given us His precepts not to weigh us down but to show us
the way to a good life; a life that expresses our love for Him. 

Is obey a word that is burdensome to you?
Does embrace, accept, or live by seem a lighter weight?

Blessings this day of grace,

patricia

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