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06/21/18

WORD ...OF... THE... DAY!
                             
No updates on Saturday in honor of the Sabbath

But first seek His kingdom and His righteousness and all these things will be added onto you...Matthew 6:33



 TELLING TIME 
   "Westerners have watches. Africans have time." So said Os Guinness, quoting and African proverb in his book Impossible People. That caused me to ponder the times I have responded to a request with, "I don't have time." I thought about the tyranny of the urgent and how schedules and deadlines dominate my life. 
Moses prayed in Psalm 90, "Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom" (v.12). And Paul wrote, "Be very careful, then, how you live....making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil" (Ephesians 5:15-16). 
     I suspect that Paul and Moses would agree that our wise use of time isn't just a matter of clock-watching. The situation may call for us to keep a tight schedule-or it may compel us to give someone an extended gift of our time. We have but a brief moment to make a difference for Christ in our world, and we need to maximize that opportunity. That may mean ignoring our watches and planners for awhile as we show Christ's patient love to those He brings into our lives. 
     As we live in the strength and grace of the timeless Christ, we impact our time for eternity. 
by Bill Crowder

Father, You have given us all the time we need to accomplish what You have given us to do. May we use our time in ways that honor You. 

TIME MANAGEMENT IS NOT ABOUT CLOCK-WATCHING, IT'S ABOUT MAKING THE MOST OF THE TIME WE HAVE.
  
Psalm 90:9-17
     All our days pass away under your wrath; we finish our years with a moan. Our days may come to seventy years, or eighty, if our strength endures; yet the best of them are but trouble and sorrow, for they quickly pass, and we fly away. If only we knew the power of your anger! Your wrath is as great as the fear that is Your due. Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom. 
Relent, Lord! How long will it be? Have compassion on your servants. Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days. Make us glad for as many days as you have afflicted us, for as many years as we have seen trouble. May your deeds be shown to your servants, your splendor to their children. 
     May the favor of the Lord our God rest on us; establish the work of our hands for us-yes, establish the work of our hands.

Insight: Psalm 90 is a worshipful conversation Moses has with God. The superscription reads, "A prayer of Moses, the man of God." But even if we weren't alerted that this psalm is a prayer, the language and tone clearly indicates the psalmist was talking to God. This prayer was spoken during a rough period in Israels's history. It appears that people of God had experienced discipline (vv.7-11,15), which prompted Moses to talk to God about the brevity and fragility of human life in view of God's eternal nature (vv.1-6). The Psalm includes many references to time, such as "generations" (v.1), "years" (vv.4,9,10,15), "day(s)" (vv.4,9,10,12,14,15), "mourning" "evening" (v.6). 
     Indeed, tough times can compel us to talk to the Lord about our brief time on earth and appeal to Him for His help (vv.12-17). They can also cause us to ask who may need the gift of our time. 
by Arthur Jackson

Our Daily Bread..........ARCHIVES, ARCHIVES 2 


Prayer Requests

Pray for Larry and I and this ministry to be protected from any and all attacks by the enemy. Thank you and God bless!

Pray for my family suffering from demonic influence and oppression. Pray that they will know all that is truth....
Paula


Pray for my children Stephanie and Josh, that they will be protected under His wings and know all that is truth. Pray that they will be fully protected from any and all attacks by the enemy and completely healed from all that is ailing them in Jesus name!
....El laine

Pray for Joel that he will be fully protected, know all the is truth, and give his life fully to Jesus.


Pray for Wendy to be fully protected from any and all attacks by the enemy in Jesus name!

Please pray for Roy Hibbs, he is going to see his surgeon soon for his spine surgery, pray all goes well for him.....Thanks Rebeckka

Pray for Izzy who is being abused by her husband. He will be getting out of jail soon and has threatened to kill her and those associated with her so pray for her and their complete protection in Jesus name!

Pray that our Lord through the Holy Spirit shows me the way to use the talent of painting he has given me to become financially independent. I am on disability mow. I do not speak and my husband can no longer work....Elizabeth

Pray for Josh who had been told by the doctors there is no cure for what he is wrong with him. Pray that he will be completely healed and free from pain in Jesus name!

Pray for Geannie and her three children for complete healing from whatever and all that is ailing them and for complete protection from any and all attacks by the enemy in Jesus name! 

Pray for Judi going into heart surgery on June 28th! And pray for mark suffering from severe back pain. 

Pray for Rachel that someone will rent her a room in the Orlando area so she can be off the streets. 

Please pray for Susan, Chris, Amanda, Joshua, Jonathan and Nicholas. Michael H. and Michael P.