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God Is Never Wrong

‎(From an email I received)

God never lies!

A king who did not believe in the goodness of God, had a slave who, in all circumstances would say: My king, do not be discouraged, because everything God does is perfect, no mistakes! One day they went hunting and along the way a wild animal attacked the king. His slave managed to kill the animal, but could not prevent his majesty from losing a finger.

Furious and without showing his gratitude for being saved, the nobleman said “Is God good? If He was good, I would not have been attacked and lost my finger.” The slave replied only “My king, despite all these things, I can only tell you that God is good, and he knows the “why” of all these things.What God does is perfect. He is never wrong!”

Outraged by the response, the king ordered the arrest of his slave. Later, he left for another hunt and was captured by savages who made human sacrifices. While on the altar, ready to sacrifice the noble, the savage found that the victim had a missing finger and so he was released. According to them: he was not so complete to be offered to the gods.

Upon his return to the palace, the king authorized the release of his slave to whom he said very affectionately: – My dear, God was really good to me! I was almost killed by the wild men, but for lack of a single finger, I was let go! But I have a question: If God is so good, why did he allow me to put you in jail? My King, if I had gone with you in this hunt, I would have been sacrificed for you, because I have no missing finger.

Therefore, remember: everything God does is perfect. HE is never wrong. Often we complain about life and the negative things that happen to us, forgetting that nothing is random and that everything has a purpose.

Every morning, offer your day to God. Ask God to inspire your thoughts, guide your actions, to ease your feelings. And do not be afraid. God is never wrong!

[Do you] know why [you are reading this message]? I do not know, but God knows, because he never makes mistakes…….

The path of God and his word is perfect, without impurities. It is the way of all those who trust in him, as he says in 2 Samuel 22: 31. Surely this message arrived at the right moment. God knows, He knows why.

God is never wrong!

Jesus Is Our Source

Jesus is the source of everything we need. Below is a list of what Jesus is the source of and where to find it in the Holy Bible. I pray that this blesses you.

Abundant (full) Life: John 10:10; Ephesians 3:19; John 7:38

Fulfillment, Purpose, Satisfaction: John 6:35; John 6:57; Isaiah 55:1-3; Isaiah 58:11

Direction, Guidance, Wisdom: Jeremiah 29:11; Isaiah 58:11; Proverbs 3:5-6; James 1:5; John 14:6

Love: John 3:16; Romans 5:8; Ephesians 3:18;

Joy: John 15:1;  Psalm 16:8-9, 11; Psalm 19:8

Peace: Isaiah 26:3; John 14:27; Philippians 4:5-7

Rest: Matthew 11:28

Healing, Health, Wholeness: Ephesians 3:19; Isaiah 61:1-3; Psalm 142:7; Jehovah Rophe-our healer, health, wholeness.

Salvation: John 1:12, 3:16, 14:6; Acts 4:12, 16:30-31; Romans 6:23, 10:9-10

Forgiveness: I john 1:9; Isaiah 43:25; Psalm 103:12; Proverbs 28:13

Strength: II Corinthians 12:7-10; Philippians 4:13

Contentment-Philippians 4:11-13; I Timothy 6:6-8

Power: John 15:5; Acts 1:8; II Timothy 1:7

Comfort: II Corinthians 1:3-4

Help: Psalm 46:1; Psalm 54:4; I Peter 5:7; Hebrews 13:5-6

Confidence: II Corinthians 3:4-6

Victory: Exodus 17:10-15; II Chronicles 20:6, 12, 17; Proverbs 21:31; II Corinthians 2:14

Hope: Psalm 38:22, 42:5; 71:4-5; II Corinthians 4:16-18; Hebrews 6:19

Jesus-The Great Physician, Salvation, Forgiveness, Strength, Contentment, Power, Comfort, Help, Confidence, Victory, Hope

Prayer: Our Father, in Jesus name, we pray that you will open our hearts and minds. Help us to recognize that you are the source of everything we need. We ask that you will allow us to change our perspective. Help us to realize that because we have you in our lives, we have no need to worry, fret, or fear. We thank you, Jesus, for this. Your name be magnified and glorified forever. Amen.

-Jenn

Holy Love

This song was ringing in my ears during my prayer time this morning so I thought I would share it with you all.

**Taken from a page in my daily devotional book**

The Oregon Coast is a thing of beauty. The craggy rocks that define the shoreline are quite a contrast from the smooth sandy beaches of California. But the long, rugged shoreline of the Northwest boasts romance and personality. The blue waters of the Pacific drench mile after mile of tide waters in which grow tall evergreen trees. The approaching waves fall like the pages of a book blown by an unexpected breeze.

Anyone who has spent time beach combing along Reedsport, Florence, or Lincoln City knows that what is lovely and beautiful to look at is at the same time a power to be reckoned with. Lives are lost each year off the Oregon Coast by those who failed to respect the mysterious force that churns beneath the tranquil glass-like sea.

The Lord is at once loving and holy. He is not to be taken lightly or dismissed as sentimental. That His love is beautiful to behold (not to mention life-changing when embraced) cannot be disputed. But His is a holy love that demands reverence and awe. When we come to Him aware of who He is, we can drink in the unequaled splendor of the Almighty God who has demonstrated His never-ending love that is deeper than the deepest sea.

The floods have lifted up, O LORD, the floods have lifted up their voice; the floods lift up their waves. The LORD on high is mightier than the noise of many waters, yea, than the mighty waves of the sea. Psalm 93:3-4

Prayer (modified): Dear Lord, help us to take time throughout our day and linger in reverent silence, being aware of the ocean-like power of your holy love. We pray that you will allow us to not only admire the beauty of your love, but reverence it and you. Lord give us opportunities daily to show and tell others of your love. In Jesus name we pray and give obedient thanks. Amen.

-Jenn

 

The Potter’s Hand

**Taken from a page in my daily devotional book**

The story is told of a master pottery maker in Peru. Having heard of the distinct quality of his work, people from all over the world traveled to the outskirts of Lima in search of his unpretentious shop. It was an uncovered, uncluttered workspace exposed to the intense rays of the South American sun. As a result of forty years of continuous labor, the potter’s sun-baked skin resembled the dark reddish-brown clay he shaped into beautiful pots and bowls.

What distinguished this artisan’s pottery was a small indentation that every piece boasted. The notch-like feature at first glance might be considered a flaw. But it was not. It was the result of a claw-like digit on the potter’s right hand. He was born with it instead of a thumb. The shriveled stub and its permanent sharp fingernail imprinted the clay as it was fashioned in its final form. What had been a source of endless humiliation as a child had become the signature of success.

Although our Creator’s fashioning hands are not deformed, as He shapes us into His image, the evidence of His fingerprints in our lives render us valuable and priceless in His eyes. Celebrate the worth He sees as He looks at you today.

But now, O LORD, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand. Isaiah 64:8

Prayer (modified): Dear Lord, we thank you for shaping and molding us into your glorious image. We pray that you will help us increase in faith, and have a change in perspective about the molding and shaping process. Help us to always be malleable in your hands, so that your will is accomplished in our lives. In Jesus name we pray and give thanks. Amen.

-Jenn