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Sacred Touches

us is a uniqueness that must be brought out into the open, appreciated as a gift, nurtured into fullness, and then put to use in service to others.

-Natalie Scarberry

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Happy Birthday!

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Happy Birthday precious one. I hope the upcoming year will hold moments you will treasure.  I love you. ❤

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Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears[a] we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is. And everyone who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure.” 1 John 3:2-3 ESV

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“Faithful” (a poem) . . . 2nd try

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Scripture reference;

“1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the saints which are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ Jesus:

2 Grace be to you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.” Ephesians 1:1-2 KJV

 

A few days ago I wrote this acrostic poem here:

https://serenadedinseconds.wordpress.com/2018/06/23/faithful-a-poem/

Then after I published it I realized I had left out the letter “H”, and to make matters worse, the “H” wasn’t the last letter, but one towards the middle. This meant I would need to sacrifice some lines that I really liked.

Oh, well.  I will just keep both versions.

 

“Faithful” by Theresa Anne Moore

 

 ully persuaded to trust in His love

A wakened to walk in a course from above

 nclining to hear as He speaks to the heart

T rembling with reverent joy He imparts

H olding to . . .treasuring His wisdom. . .devoted

F orgoing philosophies vainly promoted

U shering those who are drawn by His love

L  oving partakers of His grace thereof

 

Do you know Jesus as your personal Savior and Lord?  Please click here:https://pronetoponder.wordpress.com/category/about-salvation-very-important-words/ and make sure.

Do you have a Bible? If you don’t have one, you need not worry. Just click here:www.biblegateway.com They have many versions and translations of the Bible that you can read. Some of the best things in life are free!

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“Faithful” (a poem)

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Scripture reference;

“1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the saints which are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ Jesus:

Grace be to you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.” Ephesians 1:1-2

After a long pause in writing anything devotional I decided to get my feet wet tonight.

I had been reading passages out of a Sunday school  quarterly and although I understood the lesson, I just wanted to go somewhere else.

So I did.

I decided to read from Ephesians, and stopped after Ephesians 1:2.

You might be thinking, “Well she didn’t get very far.”, but you know what? I really did. Whenever I believe I have truly heard from God and the message is “Grace be to you and peace” that is a message worth quietly contemplating.

Have you ever been with a friend or family member when they took a phone call from another friend or family member, and then turned to you and said “Mom sends her love”, or “He says for me to give you a hug for him.”? Now imagine your friend is passing on a message to you from your Heavenly Father.

I used to become uncomfortable when I read the words “saints”, and “the faithful”, and tended to initially disqualify myself. But not tonight.

I looked at the word “faithful”.

I used to think that meant “the consistently obedient”. But tonight I thought, “You know, you are not consistently obedient to your husband, but you have never strayed from him…You are a faithful wife…so maybe you still sin daily, but you go to the Lord and to no other in prayer, and you trust no other as your Savior…Theresa, you are faithful.”

Then I thought “Is it really that simple?”, so I typed “Ephesians 1:1 commentary in the search bar, and found a commentary written by Alexander MacLaren at biblehub.com. 

These words really blessed me:

“The saints are saints because they are first of all faithful. ‘Faithful’ here, of course, does not mean, as it usually does in our ordinary language, ‘true’ and ‘trusty,’ ‘reliable’ and ‘keeping our word,’ but it means simply ‘believing’; having faith, not in the sense of fidelity, but in the sense of trust.”

 

Shall I write a poem now? I think I will write an acrostic poem. Here goes.

 

“Faithful” by Theresa Anne Moore

 

ully persuaded to trust in His love

A wakened to walk in a course from above

nclining to hear as He speaks to the heart

T rembling with reverent joy He imparts

F orgoing philosophies vainly promoted

U tterly  treasuring His wisdom. . . devoted

L  oving partakers of His grace thereof

 

Yikes!  I left out the “H” I will try to repair this poem soon. Sorry. 😦

 

Do you know Jesus as your personal Savior and Lord?  Please click here:https://pronetoponder.wordpress.com/category/about-salvation-very-important-words/ and make sure.

Do you have a Bible? If you don’t have one, you need not worry. Just click here:www.biblegateway.com They have many versions and translations of the Bible that you can read. Some of the best things in life are free!

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Which Way Will We Go? // Malachi 3:16-4:6

I got to hear this message preached this morning. What a blessing! ❤

Late Night Theology

MALACHI 4Text: Malachi 3:16-4:6

Introduction

As I was reading over the text in preparation for this message, the words of Jason Upton’s song, “The King’s Way” kept coming to my mind:

“There is a road/That leads to peace that leads to life/But few will follow
We’re at the crossroad/Which way will we go”

This is where the title for this morning’s sermon comes from, and then the chorus says this:

“There is not today a more holy way/Than the steps that lead me to the cross
Where my will can’t be the priority/And these crowns I’ve gained I count as loss
When I hear the Spirit say/That this is the true King’s way”

As we come to the close of Malachi, God gives us another sign of grace by giving us an opportunity to aim for a higher standard of living. The priests have broken God’s commands, they have brought him…

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I need Help

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Over ten years ago I opened my first email account, and it has served as my primary account. Then a few months ago I got locked out, so I am using another email account now.

I also have two WordPress blogs. I started the first one in 2010. It is called Moore To Ponder:

https://pronetoponder.wordpress.com/

 

 

I started  this one in 2012.

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Not long after I changed my email address (It may have been immediately after…not sure) I lost my gravatar  profile image  It was changed from the above image to a green geometric square called an “identicon”.

I am not saavy where technology is concerned…I still use a flip-phone to call people, for example.

Can anyone out there give me a step by step tutorial ( that even a 5 year old could follow), so I can restore what I’ve lost? I would be so grateful.

 

Do you know Jesus as your personal Savior and Lord?  Please click herehttp://pronetoponder.wordpress.com/category/about-salvation-very-important-words/ and make sure.

Do you have a Bible? If you don’t have one, you need not worry. Just click here: www.biblegateway.com   They have many versions and translations of the Bible that you can read. Some of the best things in life are free!

 

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