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In the End Everything is Between You and God

A Little Inspiration

People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered;
Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives;
Be kind anyway.

If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies;
Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
Be honest and frank anyway.

What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
Build anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
Be happy anyway.

The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
Do good anyway.

Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;
Give the world the best you’ve got anyway.

You see, in the final analysis, It is between you and God;
It never was between you and them anyway.

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Who but God could have Invented these Awesome Things!

I serve  an awesome God who created the earth and the whole solar system with all the planets. Even after hundreds of years, we are still finding galaxies and planets we never knew existed. What man could have ever thought to invent such marvelous things as those in the photos below?

These photos are from NASA/ESA and The Hubble Heritage Team. They were made by the Hubble Telescope.

nasa_starcluster

This is a star cluster with stars of three age groups. There are approximately 10,000 stars here and this cluster is 13,300 light years away from earth.

nasa-bodes-galaxy

This is Bodes Galaxy. It is 11.6 million light years away from earth, and it is 70,000 light years across its whole galaxy.

nasa-saturn

We all know that Saturn is the closest to earth of the three photos. It is 67 light minutes away, and is 9.5 times wider than earth.

I feel overwhelmed as I look at these photos. God is much deeper and more sovereign than we could ever imagine. The whole universe is delicately balanced in his hands.

So if  He has “the whole world in His hands” as the children song says, can’t you trust Him to handle your problems?

Think about His Majesty and Awesomeness the next time you look up at the night sky!

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Can you Trust God like Mary and Joseph did?

What an awesome God we have!

He sent His Only Son Jesus to earth to live as a man so that He could experience the same things we do – only He did all of it without sin.

What kind of faith must Mary and Joseph have had in order to carry forth God’s marvelous plan of salvation. They couldn’t have fully understood everything that was happening, but I marvel at how they just trusted God to take care of every detail.

God works in ways that you won’t always understand. Can you trust Him to bring about His Best for your life even though you can’t see how all the details fit together?

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Photo of the Awesomeness of God!

The picture below is an old photo that was released from NASA. It was taken from Lunar Orbiter 1 on August 23, 1966. This is what the astronauts saw as they sat on the moon and looked toward the earth 240,000 miles away.

As I look at this magnificent picture, I think of an awesome God that none of us can really comprehend. He set all the planets in perfect alignment to rotate around the sun. Everything works flawlessly in the delicate balance that God ordained.

The solar system is so vast that we are just now discovering new galaxies and stars that we never knew existed before. How can we look at the magnificent sky at night and not believe in the God who is so powerful to make all this? His awesomeness is beyond our comprehension.

Ask God to reveal Himself to you and show you who He is. He can change your life forever.

What a magnificent God we have!

What a magnificent God we have!

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Video of I Know My Redeemer Lives – Nicole C Mullen

I am so thankful that Jesus died on the cross for my sins. He paid the ultimate price so that I could have access to God. He is ever interceding on my behalf to the Father.

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Mission Trip Summary

Words cannot express what the trip to Lake City, Michigan has meant to me. From the start, we all felt it was something that was ordained by God and started to pray and ask God to reveal sin in our lives so that we could be clean, usable vessels for Him to use in whatever way He chose while we were there.

It seems we had to travel 1000 miles for God to do something spectacular in our own lives; we have truly been blessed beyond words.

The bus ride was a long 20 hours, so we were able to share a lot of good laughs – you know those belly laughs that make you feel so good after they are over. They just seem to happen in the moment, and certainly are enhanced by the fact that you are tired and haven’t had much sleep. I will treasure those times also, for I find myself much too serious most of the time thinking about all the things I need to get done. It was wonderful to be able to let our hair down and just have some fun.

From the time we got off the bus, the people welcomed us warmly and were genuinely glad we had come. As the week wore on, we saw a deep and desperate desire for God to do something in their life. All of them had been touched in some way by the economic woes that have hit the whole State of Michigan. I so admire their tenacity and trust in God to meet their needs. God has given us a miraculous bond with these people in only 5 days.

On the last afternoon, it was really cold and after we had been out walking about 30 minutes it started to rain. We got wet and had to get back on the bus and go back to the church. It was a special time, though, as all the women in our group gathered in a circle around their women and prayed for strength and encouragement for them in the days ahead.

I also want to share about our prayer and Bible study times together each morning. That was such a special time as many of us became transparent and shared things about which God had been dealing with us, or areas in which we needed to get rid of pride. I feel such a bond with the 14 people who went, and we will always be able to share that special time.

The day after we got home, I received an email invitation to join Christine and Amanda, two of the women in the church, on Yahoo Messenger. I accepted, and we have already had some good conversations. In fact, God showed me yet again just how awesome He is.

Christine knew that I had some websites and she asked me their names, so I typed them out for her. She wrote me back and told me that she and her husband had found one of my sites some months ago, had bookmarked it, and now read it regularly. She said she would never have imagined she would meet the author.

God is so awesome. When you really think about it, you can see that God was preparing us all months ago to be a part of His plan for revival in Lake City. We are just humans, though, and will never be able to see the whole picture like God. He really knows how to encourage you in a great way when you need it most. All I did was obey his instructions as to what He wanted me to put on the site, and He took care of the rest.

I can’t close without talking about how beautiful this state is. There are lakes everywhere from the time you cross the state line. There are many farms with beautiful, lush crops waiting to be harvested. We also saw a tremendous amount of Christmas tree farms. The leaves ranged in colors from yellows to fiery oranges and reds. When you live in the South, you don’t get to see beautiful fall foliage like that.

Here are some more pictures. Some of them were taken as we were traveling, so they are a bit blurry.

A soybean field in Indiana - the leaves turn yellow and fall off right before they are harvested

A soybean field in Indiana - the leaves turn yellow and fall off right before they are harvested

Look at these lush fields in Michigan!

Look at these lush fields in Michigan!

A shot of a typical Michigan farm taken from the road

A shot of a typical Michigan farm taken from the road

We saw these all over

We saw these all over

There were also lots of Christmas tree farms

There were also lots of Christmas tree farms

I had never seen black squirrels until I saw these

I had never seen black squirrels until I saw these

Seagulls were flying all over Lake Cadillac

Seagulls were flying all over Lake Cadillac

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Bless Others So You Can Be Blessed!

The King James Version of this verse says “The liberal soul shall be made fat: and he that watereth shall be watered also himself.”

What an awesome verse!

Every Christian should be liberal and giving towards others. God expects us to do this first, and then He gives it back. Learn to let your everyday life be one of automatically blessing others.

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Handbook for Victorious Christian Living – Practical ways to learn to live a victorious Christian life

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