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    I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. 1 Timothy 2:1-2

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    I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver. –Maya Angelou, author

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    Extend your love, share a story, give someone a smile.

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    You fill me with concern for others, Lord, and You give me strength to help them.

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    Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong. 1 Corinthians 16:13

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    It is not the body’s posture, but the heart’s attitude that counts when we pray. –Reverend Billy Graham, author and evangelist

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    Fill your heart with strength and love for each other.

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    You are awesome, God! Thank You for answering our prayers.

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    I am listening carefully to all the Lord is saying. Psalm 85:8 (TLB)

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    Every moment you get is a gift. Spend it on things that matter. Don’t spend it by dwelling on unhappy things. –Celestine Chua, life coach and blogger

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    Expect great things to happen.

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    Lord, in all the times and places of my life, Your love never leaves me.

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    Choose the good. Isaiah 7:15 (NKJV)

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    Joy is what happens when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are. –Marianne Williamson, author

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    Learn to think of opportunity instead of security.

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    Help me to trust You in all things, Lord, and to leave the results to You.

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    FRIDAY, AUGUST 10, 2018

    My grace is enough; it’s all you need. My strength comes into its own in your weakness. Once I heard that, I was glad to let it happen. I quit focusing on the handicap and began appreciating the gift. It was a case of Christ’s strength moving in on my weakness.

    THREE YEARS AGO EVERYTHING CHANGED for me. I needed a routine medical procedure and was told it was scheduled for the coming Friday. I was on call for newborn emergency transports that weekend and no one else could cover my call, so I requested that the procedure be rescheduled for the following week. That’s why I was in an ambulance instead of at home recovering from outpatient surgery that Saturday. I lost the hearing in my right ear after an abrupt pressure change when the back doors opened. Although my hearing loss, which was originally thought to be total and permanent, improved enough that a hearing aid helps, I still struggle with balance and cognition.

    My mother used to say, “No good deed goes unpunished.” I have to say it irked me that this happened because I’d been trying to do a good thing rather than just accepting the appointment as sched-uled and calling in sick. I knew I wasn’t indispensable. The hospital would have survived without me.

    I wonder, though, where following Jesus enters the picture in the specifics of my life, and this incident in particular. Was He caught off guard and surprised by what happened? I don’t believe He was. Jesus knows me and knows I follow Him. I came to a fork in the road and made a decision that had consequences.

    I am different now. Weaker, but depending more on Him.

    His grace is sufficient.
    Faith Step: Paul’s weakness kept him from pride. Imagine your weakness being the place where Christ’s power rests in you. What might that look like?
    By Suzanne Davenport Tietjen
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    The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it. Psalm 24:1

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    A goal without a plan is just a wish. –Antoine de Saint-Exupery, writer

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    Concentrate on serving God in whatever way He directs.

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    Lord, show me how I might live up to Your expectations.

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