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Will you let God reveal your heart and mind? Finding out if there are things in the way can open up new doors for you.


Psalm 139:23-24

23 Search me [thoroughly], O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts!24 And see if there is any wicked or hurtful way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

David asked God to search for sin and point it out, even to the level of testing his thoughts. This is exploratory surgery for sin. How are we to recognize sin unless God points it out? Then, when God shows us, we can repent and be forgiven. Make this verse your prayer. If you ask the Lord to search your heart and your thoughts, and to reveal your sin, you will be continuing on God’s "path of everlasting life."


Heavenly Father,
I thank You for this new day and for all that is within it.
I thank You for making a way when there doesn’t seem to be a way.
I thank You that You will search me and reveal to me things that need to be change, things I need to address, things I need to be forgiven for and things I need to provide forgiveness for.
I thank You Lord for Your Word which never returns void, but speaks truth and love, grace and mercy, wisdom and discernment, hope and life, into and over my life.
Help me Lord to make my priorities Your priorities today and to be able to accomplish all that You have and desire for me today.
And in and through it all, I will give You all the praise, the honor, and the glory, in Jesus’ name.
Amen.


Psalm 76

1 IN JUDAH God is known and renowned; His name is highly praised and is great in Israel.2 In [Jeru]Salem also is His tabernacle, and His dwelling place is in Zion.3 There He broke the bow’s flashing arrows, the shield, the sword, and the weapons of war. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!4 Glorious and excellent are You from the mountains of prey [splendid and majestic, more than the everlasting mountains].5 The stouthearted are stripped of their spoil, they have slept the sleep [of death]; and none of the men of might could raise their hands.6 At Your rebuke, O God of Jacob, both chariot [rider] and horse are cast into a dead sleep [of death]. 7 You, even You, are to be feared [with awe and reverence]! Who may stand in Your presence when once Your anger is roused?8 You caused sentence to be heard from heaven; the earth feared and was still–9 When God arose to [establish] judgment, to save all the meek and oppressed of the earth. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!10 Surely the wrath of man shall praise You; the remainder of wrath shall You restrain and gird and arm Yourself with it.11 Vow and pay to the Lord your God; let all who are round about Him bring presents to Him Who ought to be [reverently] feared.12 He will cut off the spirit [of pride and fury] of princes; He is terrible to the [ungodly] kings of the earth.

Proverbs 14

1 EVERY WISE woman builds her house, but the foolish one tears it down with her own hands.2 He who walks in uprightness reverently and worshipfully fears the Lord, but he who is contrary and devious in his ways despises Him.3 In the fool’s own mouth is a rod [to shame] his pride, but the wise men’s lips preserve them.4 Where no oxen are, the grain crib is empty, but much increase [of crops] comes by the strength of the ox.5 A faithful witness will not lie, but a false witness breathes out falsehoods.6 A scoffer seeks Wisdom in vain [for his very attitude blinds and deafens him to it], but knowledge is easy to him who [being teachable] understands.7 Go from the presence of a foolish and self-confident man, for you will not find knowledge on his lips.8 The Wisdom [godly Wisdom, which is comprehensive insight into the ways and purposes of God] of the prudent is to understand his way, but the folly of [self-confident] fools is to deceive.9 Fools make a mock of sin and sin mocks the fools [who are its victims; a sin offering made by them only mocks them, bringing them disappointment and disfavor], but among the upright there is the favor of God. 10 The heart knows its own bitterness, and no stranger shares its joy.11 The house of the wicked shall be overthrown, but the tent of the upright shall flourish.12 There is a way which seems right to a man and appears straight before him, but at the end of it is the way of death.13 Even in laughter the heart is sorrowful, and the end of mirth is heaviness and grief.14 The backslider in heart [from God and from fearing God] shall be filled with [the fruit of] his own ways, and a good man shall be satisfied with [the fruit of] his ways [with the holy thoughts and actions which his heart prompts and in which he delights].15 The simpleton believes every word he hears, but the prudent man looks and considers well where he is going.16 A wise man suspects danger and cautiously avoids evil, but the fool bears himself insolently and is [presumptuously] confident.17 He who foams up quickly and flies into a passion deals foolishly, and a man of wicked plots and plans is hated.18 The simple acquire folly, but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.19 The evil men bow before the good, and the wicked [stand suppliantly] at the gates of the [uncompromisingly] righteous.20 The poor is hated even by his own neighbor, but the rich has many friends.21 He who despises his neighbor sins [against God, his fellowman, and himself], but happy (blessed and fortunate) is he who is kind and merciful to the poor.22 Do they not err who devise evil and wander from the way of life? But loving-kindness and mercy, loyalty and faithfulness, shall be to those who devise good.23 In all labor there is profit, but idle talk leads only to poverty.24 The crown of the wise is their wealth of Wisdom, but the foolishness of [self-confident] fools is [nothing but] folly.25 A truthful witness saves lives, but a deceitful witness speaks lies [and endangers lives].26 In the reverent and worshipful fear of the Lord there is strong confidence, and His children shall always have a place of refuge.27 Reverent and worshipful fear of the Lord is a fountain of life, that one may avoid the snares of death. 28 In a multitude of people is the king’s glory, but in a lack of people is the prince’s ruin.29 He who is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who is hasty of spirit exposes and exalts his folly. 30 A calm and undisturbed mind and heart are the life and health of the body, but envy, jealousy, and wrath are like rottenness of the bones.31 He who oppresses the poor reproaches, mocks, and insults his Maker, but he who is kind and merciful to the needy honors Him. 32 The wicked is overthrown through his wrongdoing and calamity, but the [consistently] righteous has hope and confidence even in death.33 Wisdom rests [silently] in the mind and heart of him who has understanding, but that which is in the inward part of [self-confident] fools is made known. 34 Uprightness and right standing with God (moral and spiritual rectitude in every area and relation) elevate a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people.35 The king’s favor is toward a wise and discreet servant, but his wrath is against him who does shamefully.

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  • Acts 27:23-24 September 30, 2014
    For last night an angel of the God to whom I belong and whom I worship came to me and said, “Don’t be afraid, Paul! You must stand before the Emperor. And God in his goodness to you has spared the lives of all those who are sailing with you.” Acts 27:23-24 (GNT) Do not
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Keys to Growth

FEAR NOT, JUST BELIEVE
Disciple them in the ways of the LORD.
- Embrace others where they are.
- Outreach to others as they are.
- Meditate on the Word of God daily.

Memory Verse: Proverbs 16:6
By mercy and love, truth and fidelity [to God and man--not by sacrificial offerings], iniquity is purged out of the heart, and by the reverent, worshipful fear of the Lord men depart from and avoid evil.

Verses from 3-18-2011 Prophesy

Psalm 90:17
And let the beauty and delightfulness and favor of the Lord our God be upon us; confirm and establish the work of our hands--yes, the work of our hands, confirm and establish it.

Lamentations 3:22-23
It is because of the Lord’s mercy and loving-kindness that we are not consumed, because His [tender] compassions fail not. They are new every morning; great and abundant is Your stability and faithfulness.

Ezekiel 22:30-31
And I sought a man among them who should build up the wall and stand in the gap before Me for the land, that I should not destroy it, but I found none. Therefore have I poured out My indignation upon them; I have consumed them with the fire of My wrath; their own way have I repaid [by bringing it] upon their own heads, says the Lord God.

The Roman Road

I. Romans 3:10
As it is written, there is none righteous, no, not one.

II. Romans 3:23
For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.

III. Romans 5:8
But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

IV. Romans 5:12
Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned.

V. Romans 6:23
For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through
Jesus Christ our Lord.

VI. Romans 10:9-11
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt
believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with
the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.

VII. Romans 10:13
For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

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