• Carolyn's Devotional

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              Mark 1:40...Now a leper came to Him, imploring Him, kneeling down to Him and saying to Him,"If You are willing, You can make me clean."      Do you sometimes feel like you are like one of the lepers that had to stay their distance, knowing they could not be around those they loved because of a sickness or addiction that has marked them unclean? Maybe you are one.    Could you imagine having children that you love, yet you have been marked as unclean and unwelcome and you can't even hug your children?  Can you have enough [...]

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    KNOWING THE SPIRIT OF BITTERNESS

            There are so many things going on today to cause anger and anxiety.  So much evil in our world and when we are not careful, we can find ourselves going right along with an evil spirit that can keep you bound but regretfully, not gagged.     When we find ourselves and our families that we thought would always have our backs and support us, are having their own issues and find themselves  hurting, and growing farther and farther away from each other. Those we thought would love, forgive, overlook, lift up and encourage are turning their [...]

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    YOU DON'T PUT MY BABY IN THE CORNER

           John 16: 25c-27...I will tell you plainly about the Father. In that day you will ask in My name, and I do not say to you that I shall pray the Father for you; For the Father Himself loved you, because you have loved Me, and have believed that I came forth from God.        One of the most amazing things I have learned from the Gospel of John is the love Jesus had for His Father. Jesus has done everything, spoke every word to introduce us to His Father, of which when we are born again into His family, is now our Father.     This may [...]

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    ROMANCING THE STONE

           ROMANCING THE STONE   Eze. 11:19...Then I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within them, and take the stony heart our of their flesh, and give them a heart of flesh, that they may walk in My statutes and keep My judgments and do the; and they shall be My people, and I will be their God.      As I was laying in bed at 1:30 a.m. trying to go back to sleep, my mind told me to get up and write. I am up writing but I am asking Him "Why?" I do believe it was because so much happened yesterday when it came to matters of the [...]

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    THE KEYS

             Matthew 16:19...Jesus said “I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.”   NIV           Have you ever lost your keys...the keys to your house, your car, or even your lock box...?  I have a few times. I have even locked my keys in my car!  I have very good friend that lost her keys last week, and was she ever frantic! It took her almost a week to find them! She had car trouble and had[...]

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    BUILDING CHARACTER

            Psm.25:4-5...Show me Your ways, O LORD: Teach me Your paths. Lead me in Your truth and teach me, For You are the God of my salvation; On You I wait all the day.      When we find ourselves truly getting serious with God, we may find ourselves knee deep in the unknown. Many times I have found myself as the accuser of the devil instead of him accusing me. I have blamed Satan and accused him for the trials I am going through and for the tests and hurting of my children. I have accused him for putting me under attack...when all the while, I find that [...]

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    WHAT IN THE WORLD IS GOING ON INSIDE OF ME?

         Rom.7:23-25..."But there is another power within me that is at war with my mind. This power makes me a slave to the sin that is still within me. Oh, what a miserable person I am! Who will free me from this life that is dominated by sin and death? Thank God! The answer is in Jesus Christ our Lord."   For it is written, "You are now a new creature in God for old things have past away....all things have become new." 2 Cor.5:17  But...you don't 'feel' very new...because you keep doing the same things that you used to do and those very things are the one things that [...]

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    INSULTS, AFFLICTIONS, BROKENHEARTS

              Psm.119:71...It is good for me that I have been afflicted, that I may learn Your statures. The proud have forged a lie against me, but I will keep Your precepts with my whole heart.         There are so many people giving insults, taking offense and retaliating with hurting words to those who are trying to get through this world still standing for God, just as they are. We have all been led astray with so many idols and lies sent out by Satan to deceive the world, but many have no idea they are heading in the wrong direction. Most of [...]

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    WOULDN'T YOU RATHER LIVE IN GOSHEN ?

             Ex. 9:26; Ex.10:23; Ex.12:12....Only in the land of Goshen, where the children of Israel were, there was no hail. They did not see one another; nor did anyone rise from his place for three days. But all the children of Israel had light in their dwellings. For I will pass through the land of Egypt on that night, and will strike all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment: I am the LORD.       When we listen to, obey, submit and serve the LORD our [...]

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    IS GOD RESISTING YOU?

             Prov.4:5...Get wisdom! Get understanding! Do not forget, nor turn away from the words of my mouth.      There are going to be many, many times in life when you don't know what to do...if you seek God's wisdom, He will give it! I have learned to ask God for everything...everything I need to get through this day using His Helper to guide and direct my mouth as well as my steps.     The one thing I am learning and hope that all of God's children are finding is that ..."God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble." As I read[...]

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