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When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All…

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“Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.” (Matthew 5:7) Are you a merciful person? When others think of you, do they paint you with the strokes of mercy?  Because it was important enough to Jesus that He spoke these words in the Sermon on the Mount, it should be important to us, as well.…

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8“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. 9“As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” (Isaiah 55:8-9) Have you ever wanted something so badly that you prayed and prayed that God would give it to you,…

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“As for Sarai your wife, you are no longer to call her Sarai; her name will be Sarah. I will bless her and will surely give you a son by her.” (Genesis 17:15-16) Are you waiting for something right now? Are you waiting for a small item, like the lunch you ordered in the drive-through line? Or,…

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4 On one occasion, while he was eating with them, he gave them this command: “Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about. 5 For John baptized with water, but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.” 6 Then they gathered around him and asked him, “Lord, are…

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“I say to myself, ‘The Lord is my portion; therefore, I will wait for him.’ ”(Lamentations 3:24) A young lady recently said to me that she desires to be married and is just waiting for the right man. As I listened to her heart’s desire, I realized how much time we spend waiting on something.…

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“In the morning, O Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly.”  (Psalm 5:3) When I was a little boy, one of my favorite mornings was Christmas morning. I would lie in bed anticipating what wonderful things would be under the Christmas tree.  I was an…

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“As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.” (Ephesians 4:1-3) I was in the second…

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“When He heard that Lazarus was sick, He stayed two more days in the place where He was.” (John 11:6) The back burner on a stove is the place for pots and pans which are not ready to bring to the forefront for the cook’s immediate attention. She knows what’s in the pot on the…

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“Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 1:6) “Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us…

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