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Simplify!
 
“Whatever is good and perfect is a gift coming down to us from God our Father”.
(James 1:17 NLT)
 
It’s a beautiful truth. Every good thing in our lives comes from God—every single thing. Promotions and pancakes. Rain showers and relationships. Songs and sunsets. The astounding blessings God gives, and also the things He does so faithfully that we take them for granted.
 
And since all good things are from the Father’s hand, it is also true that our very existence depends on hearts that pump at a God-guided rhythm, lungs that breathe a recipe of air He created, brains that think thoughts through channels He wired.
 
We can no more will our hearts to beat than we can move the moon. And we live, every second, because of this orchestrated ordinariness. Every single day.
 
That’s not to say life is or even should be without adversity or problems. But amid the highs and lows, it is good to remember God’s sustaining provision: He commanded rain to fall, guided sunbeams, and designed vegetation to replenish.
 
All of this happens on a planet He holds in infinite space, in perfect position for each of these things to occur. And on this held planet, He endowed talents, granted mental aptitude, and bestowed physical abilities, according to His purposes.
 
The word “from” in James 1:17 makes this truth very personal: It implies a Giver of these good things. They are not simply of God, mere overspills of His goodness.
 
They’re from Him—invented, given, and sent from your Father in heaven to you. And, good Father that He is, His gifts are always thoughtful, meaningful, purposeful. He gave you each provision, each ability, each heartbeat with beautiful intent.
 
When we start to see every good thing for the gracious gift it truly is, we will loosen our grip on life. There is no need to hoard money or belongings. They’re all bestowed by a gracious Father who can provide more if we were to give them away. Every ability and talent we have is a God-sent blessing.
 
There’s no room for arrogance; we can rest in who the Lord made us to be. And we can enjoy the “little things”—the sunshine, the rain, those pancakes on Saturday morning. Because all things, even the “minor” ones, come from Him. And that means we are deeply loved, down to the most minute detail, with our lives resting on a foundation of God’s goodness.
 
As you unclench your hands on your possessions and talents and increasingly use them to glorify their Giver, you will discover the beauty and freedom that come with simplicity. Pressures will fade; joy will remain.
 
So respond in kind, and let your life be read simply as a thank-You note to the Author of generosity.
 
—Laurin Greco

 
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You are invited to have a personal relationship with God, your Creator!

To have a personal relationship with God, you must become a follower of Jesus. There is no other way. This decision must be a personal commitment from the heart. No one else can decide for you. This is the most important decision you will make in this life.  Here are the steps to become a child of God and experience His love and all of His blessings today:

Know that God loves you and desires to have a personal relationship with you.
For God so loved the world that He gave... (John 3:16)
But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:8)
See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God!
(I John 3:1)

    
Admit that you have sinned against God.
All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. (Romans 3:23)

There is no one righteous, not even one; there is no one who understands; there is no one who seeks God.
All have turned away... there is no one who does good,
not even one. (Romans 3:10-12)
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 6:23)


    Believe and Receive Jesus Christ as Savior.
He then brought them out and asked, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?”
They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved—you and your household.
(Acts 16:30-31)
 
But as many as received Him to them He gave the right to become children of God. (John
1:12)

   Declare your faith and let others know you have decided to follow Jesus
If you declare with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord", and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. (Romans 10:9-10)

Pray this prayer of commitment:
     Lord Jesus, I know that you love me. I admit that I am a sinner and need your forgiveness.
I choose to believe that You died to forgive me and to follow you.
Right now, I receive you as my Savior and Lord, and ask you to come into my life forever. 
Thank you for hearing my prayer and giving me eternal life today.
      Amen
 
Trusting Jesus Christ as your Savior and Lord is the most important thing you can ever do.
We would like to help you learn more if you have accepted Christ as your personal Savior. 
Send us an email so that we may send you some helpful literature.
This will help you begin your new life in Christ and you will be taking the next step of declaring your faith to others.
Please tell us about your new faith in Jesus today!

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Do You Have NO TIME?

Symptoms:
  Those who are over worked, too busy, or have too much to do today: including dads and moms,
professionals and blue collar, rich and poor, and all others who fit this description.

 The Prescription:
Read one Devotional daily as long as you have NO TIME

Directions for Use:
Use only when you have NO TIME for your daily devotional.

Warning:
Reading this devotional may be helpful to your spiritual growth.
You may develop a thirst for God's Word and sensitivity to the Holy Spirit.
Common side effects are humility, honesty, obedience, joy, and thankfulness.
Some people experience less stress and more peace, which will definitely contribute to their emotional stability.
In some cases, people have become addicted to reading every day.
Do not read for more than seven days straight, unless you experience the symptoms above,
in which case you should consult with God, the Great Physician, immediately.
He will be very pleased to hear from you.
You may have a strong desire to worship Him with praise and glory.
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