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Psa 8.3 +

Psa 8.3.

“When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers,

the moon & the stars, which thou hast ordained;”

“Prayer is the one prime, eternal condition by which the Father is pledged

to put the Son in possession of the world. Christ prays through His people.”

– E M Bounds

IMAGE 4.  There is, as many can witness, SIN in addiction to images. There is a wonderful alternative to vile imagery – – – Pure Words. Few Christians are hearing in their pulpits the contrast between the world of corrupt pictures & the Word of Christ. Too few see the great contest, the big battle, is between Image & Word. satan (as “the prince of the power of the air” Eph 2.2) is cramming deadly images into minds as fast as he can. Christ is offering His Live-giving Words. We decide if we obey satan or Jesus. – 9/25/22 

“We do more of everything else

than of praying.” 

– E M Bounds

Hunting #3. Hunting provides a quiet time in the woods. God is not in a hurry – He has as long as He needs to change the color of leaves, to bring the nuts overhead to fruition & allow them to plummet earthward. Allow yourself to s-l-o-w down, to listen to the squirrel cutting or chattering, to watch a lone bird (or pair thereof) feed & fly. Worship God out there – no, don’t for a moment worship “nature” – adore the Creator of all beside you, below you (from your tree stand), & above you. Enjoy. – 9/29/22


If you feel at home in the world that surrounds you,

It is a clear sign that Christ has not found you.

But if the world is distant and growingly cold,

Keep moving, you’re headed toward streets of gold.

– eab,  10/6/16 

TWO DIRECTIONS 3. The nature (it seems) of compromise is to try to get others to join their downward slide; to win “converts” to the easy road. They don’t have to dress so carefully, don’t have to be separate from the world in hair (male or female), in jewelry. etc. It is best – unless the Spirit leads you AND you know it’s God – not to raise discussion on their new “freedom.” You pray. You be joyful. You show a love (not the same as “approval”!) toward them. Socialize where possible – then stop. – 9/29/22

Rev 22.9

“Then saith he unto me, See thou do it not: for I am thy fellowservant & of thy brethren

the prophets & of them which keep the sayings of this book: worship God.

“I think Christians fail so often to get answers to their prayers

because they do not wait long enough on God.” 

– E M Bounds

Worship has GOD at its center (house church, steeple house, or a woodsy /fieldsy outdoor spot). God is the predominate Person at the beginning, in the middle of the “service” & at the dismissal. Is God the Center – – – be honest – – – of your place/ time of worship? By contrast, entertainment has a far different center – You! You can’t be the center (be you preacher, singer, or trumpet tooter) of worship – if you’re center, God is not. If God is center, you’re not. It’s that simple. – Oct. 2022

“Walking with God down the avenues of prayer we acquire something of His likeness

& unconsciously we become witnesses to others of His beauty & His grace.”

– E M Bounds

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