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Romans 8:35, 37-39 - "Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? No way! in all these things we are more than conquerors through HIM that loved us. For I am persuaded that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord." (Romans 8:35, 37-39)

Matthew 5:5/NIV - "Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth." (Matthew 5:5/NIV)

1 John 4:19 -

"We love because he first loved us."NIV



Matthew 20 -

Mat 20:1 For the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is a householder, which went out early in the morning  to hire  laborers into his vineyard.

Mat 20:2 And  when he had agreed  with the laborers for a penny a day, he sent them into his vineyard.

Mat 20:3 And he went out about the third hour, and saw others standing idle in the marketplace,



Revelation 1:3/NIV - "Blessed is the one who reads the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time is near."   (Revelation 1:3/NIV)

1 Corinthians 13:4-7 - "Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast. It is not proud.It is not rude, it is not self-seeking. It is not easily angered, It keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil, But rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trust, Always hopes, always perserveres." (1 Corinthians 13:4-7)

John 11:25-26 - "Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me,though he were dead, yet shall he live.  And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?"

1 John 1:9 - "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness."NIV

Psalm 23 -

A Psalm  of David.   

1.The LORD  is my shepherd; I shall not  want. 

2.He maketh me to lie down  in green  pastures:  he leadeth  me beside the still  waters. 



2 Corinthians 9:7 - "Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver."

Luke 6 :38 -

"Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you."



John 14:1-3 -

 "Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also." (John 14:1-3) 



Philippians 4:8 -

?Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.?



Isaiah 43.2 - When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire,thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.

Revelation 3:20 -

?Behold,  I stand  at  the  door,  and  knock:  if  any man  hear  my  voice,  and  open  the door,  I will come in  to  him,  and  will sup  with  him,  and  he  with  me.?



Philippians 4:6-7 -

"Be careful  for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. "



Jeremiah 29:11-13 -

       " For I  know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give  you an expected end. Then shall ye call upon  me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you. And ye shall seek me, and find me, when  ye shall search for  me with all your heart."

 



1 Thessalonians 4:14 -

"For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him."



John 3:16 -

 "For God so loved the world,that he gave his only begotten Son,that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have ever lasting life."

Isaiah 65:24 -

?And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.?



Psalm 28:6-7 -

"Blessed be the LORD, because he hath heard the voice of my supplications.The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him."



Isaiah 26:3 - "Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace,whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee."

Psalm 37:5 -

"Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass."



Proverbs 14:29 -

"A patient man has great understanding, but a quick-tempered man displays folly."



Ephesians 6:10-11 - "Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. "

Proverbs 10:30/NIV - "The righteous will never be uprooted, but the wicked will not remain in the land." (Proverbs 10:30/NIV)

Joshua 1:9 - "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go."

Lamentations 3:22-23 -

?It is of the LORD's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. ?



Hebrews 13:8 -

?Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever.?



Jeremiah 17:7 -

"Blessed is the man  that  trusteth  in the LORD, and whose hope  the LORD  is."



Philippians 4:13 - ?I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.?   

Jeremiah 31:3 - "The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee."

Col 4:2 - "Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving "

Jeremiah 33:3 -

"Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know."



Ephesians 2:8 and 9 - "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith? and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God? not by works, so that no-one can boast." (Ephesians 2:8 and 9)

Psalm 46:1 - "God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in truble." 

Psalm 121 -

A Song of degrees.

I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.

My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth.



Lamentations 3:26 -

?It is good that a man should both hope  and quietly wait  for the salvation  of the LORD.?



Ecclesiastes 3:1.11 -

?To every   thing there is a season, and a time to every  purpose  under  the heaven. He hath made   every thing beautiful  in his time:  also  he hath set   the world  in their heart,  so that  no   man  can find out   the work that God  maketh  from the beginning to the end.?



2 Peter 3:9 -

 

"The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men  count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance."



Proverbs 22:1 -

"A good  name is rather to be chose  than grea  riches, and loving favor rather than silver  and gold."



Psalms 143:10 -

"Teach  me to do thy will; for thou  art my God: thy spirit is good; lead me into the land of uprightness."



Psalm 119:105 - "Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path."

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God and the geese

God and the geese  

There was once a man who didn't believe in God, and he didn't hesitate to let others know how he felt about religion and religious holidays. His wife, however, did believe, and she raised their children to also have faith in God and Jesus, despite his disparaging comments.

One snowy Eve, his wife was taking their children to service in the farm community in which they lived. They were to talk about Jesus' birth. She asked him to come, but he refused.

"That story is nonsense!" he said. "Why would God lower Himself to come to Earth as a man? That's ridiculous!"

So she and the children left, and he stayed home.  


A while later, the winds grew stronger and the snow turned into a blizzard. As the man looked out the window, all he saw was a blinding snowstorm. He sat down to relax before the fire for the evening. Then he heard a loud thump. Something had hit the window. He looked out, but couldn't see more than a few feet. When the snow let up a little, he ventured outside to see what could have been beating on his window.

In the field near his house he saw a flock of wild geese. Apparently they had been flying south for the winter when they got caught in the snowstorm and couldn't go on. They were lost and stranded on his farm, with no food or shelter. They just flapped their wings and flew around the field in low circles, blindly and aimlessly. A couple of them had flown into his window, it seemed. The man felt sorry for the geese and wanted to help them.

?The barn would be a great place for them to stay?, he thought. ?It's warm and safe; surely they could spend the night and wait out the storm.?

So he walked over to the barn and opened the doors wide, then watched and waited, hoping they would notice the open barn and go inside. But the geese just fluttered around aimlessly and didn't seem to notice the barn or realize what it could mean for them. The man tried to get their attention, but that just seemed to scare them, and they moved further away. He went into the house and came with some bread, broke it up, and made a bread crumb trail leading to the barn. They still didn't catch on. Now he was getting frustrated. He got behind them and tried to shoo them toward the barn, but they only got more scared and scattered in every direction except toward the barn. Nothing he did could get them to go into the barn where they would be warm and safe.

"Why don't they follow me?!" he exclaimed."Can't they see this is the only place where they can survive the storm?"

He thought for a moment and realized that they just wouldn't follow a human.

"If only I were a goose, then I could save them," he said out loud.

Then he had an idea. He went into barn, got one of his own geese, and carried it in his arms as he circled around behind the flock of wild geese.He then released it. His goose flew through the flock and straight into the barn -- and one-by-one, the other geese followed it to safety.

He stood silently for a moment as the words he had spoken a few minutes earlier replayed in his mind: "If only I were a goose, then I could save them!"

Then he thought about what he had said to his wife earlier. "Why would God want to be like us? That's ridiculous!"Suddenly it all made sense. That is what God had done. We were like the geese--blind, lost, perishing. God had His Son become like us so He could show us the way and save us.As the winds and blinding snow died down, his soul became quiet and pondered this wonderful thought. Suddenly he understood why Christ had come.Years of doubt and disbelief vanished with the passing storm. He felt to his knees in the snow, and prayed his first prayer:

"Thank You, God, for coming in human form to get me

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