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The Holy Spirit is the Creator of beauty.” G. Campbell Morgan

The most beautiful person in the entire universe is God—
Beautiful is the heart of God the Father;
Beautiful is the glory of God the Son;
Beautiful is the presence of God the Holy Spirit;
And beautiful is His life in you!

Bill Gaither penned these words to a well-known Christian song: “He made something beautiful of my life.” Think of it, Jesus sent the Holy Spirit to pour out the beauty of the Lord upon you. Yes, the Holy Spirit is your beauty maker as He conforms you to the image of Jesus Christ.

You are—
Purified.
Sanctified.
Cleansed.
Washed clean.

His loveliness is within you.
His face shines upon you.
His light shines through you.

How beautiful are His ways with you; how beautiful is His work within you.

And let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us.Psalm 90:17 NKJV

“The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me, Because the Lord has anointed Me To preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives, And the opening of the prison to those who are bound; To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, And the day of vengeance of our God; To comfort all who mourn, To console those who mourn in Zion, To give them beauty for ashes, The oil of joy for mourning, The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; That they may be called trees of righteousness, The planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified.Isaiah 61:1-3 NKJV

“Let it be the inward adorning and beauty of the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible and unfading charm of a gentle and peaceful spirit, which [is not anxious or wrought up, but] is very precious in the sight of God.” 1 Peter 3:4 AMP

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Beauty – Take time to enjoy the beauty around that God gave you.

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“And Jesus came and touched them.” Matthew 17:7 (KJV)

Jesus’ touch is like no other. He reaches out to us with the hand of a true servant— with the warmth of deep compassion, with the wonder of tender mercies, with the understanding of a caring shepherd, and with the grace of unconditional love.

His hands assure us, His arms uphold us, His embrace affirms us; His touch renews us, restores us, revives us, and refreshes us.

His touch is filled with the promises of love—His touch tells us that we are His, that He is near, that He is able, that we are cared for with the fullness of the Father’s heart.

Jesus touched the children and blessings came upon them.

Jesus touched the lepers and they were completely cleansed.

Jesus touched the sick and they miraculously recovered.

Jesus touched the blind and their eyes were gloriously opened.

Jesus touched the brokenhearted and they were mended and made whole.

Jesus touched the fearful and peace returned to their troubled souls.

Whatever your need may be, Jesus’ hand is extended to touch you, to bless you, and to bring His joy to you.

Jesus’ Touch
Jesus, moved with compassion, stretched out His hand and touched him.” Mark 1:41 (NKJV)
Every time God touches your life, He leaves fingerprints of love.

Jesus’ Blessing
I always do what pleases Him.”  John 8:29 (AMP)
Every time Jesus blesses you, He is pleasing His Father.

Jesus’ Joy
Then they worshipped Him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy.”  Luke 24:52
When Jesus is at the heart of your worship, it moves you to the center of great joy.

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Joy out of Sorrow – Norma Becker’s story

Searching for a Higher Purpose 

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May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully

May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.”  Ephesians 3:19 (NLT)

His Righteousness is the character of love;

His Omnipotence is the power of love;

His Omnipresence is the nearness of love;

His Omniscience is the mind of love;

His Judgment is the protection of love;

His Grace is the favor of love;

His Holiness is the beauty of love;

His Goodness is the practice of love;

His Kindness is the attitude of love;

His Care is the tenderness of love;

His Majesty is the glory of love;

His Giving is the expression of love;

His Peace is the rest of love;

His Joy is the celebration of love.

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HE IS!  A great poem
God Demonstrates His Love

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I Heard My Savior Say…

Your sins are forgiven.
Believe in me.
Fear not!
Peace be to you.
I am your light.
I am your Shepherd, I will lead you.
Do not worry about tomorrow.
I have called you friend.
I want your life to be abundant.
The yoke I have for you is easy and the burden is light.
I will give you living water so you will never thirst again.
Consider the lilies…My Father will provide for you.
Do not let your heart be troubled. I am preparing a place for you.
I have sent you the Comforter.
I am with you always!
I am the resurrection and your life.
Because I live, you will live also.
Ask and you will receive.
It is my Father’s pleasure to give you the kingdom.
You are blessed.
I will never leave or forsake you.
No one can snatch you away from Me.
Be ready, I am coming for you as a groom comes for his bride.

“Grace and peace, from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior.”  Titus 1:4

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HE IS! – a powerful poem about God

When I say… “I am a Christian” – by Carol Wimmer

I am Thanking You right NOW

The Powerful Reality by Ruth Calkin

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The Caregivers Song

Father, You’re the strength that lifts the burden,
You’re the oil that soothes the pain;
You’re the sunlight when there’s darkness,
You’re the shelter in the rain.
You’re the hand that brings all healing,
You’re the song that calms all fear;
You’re the peace that brings all comfort,
You’re the God who’s always near.

The Lord is my strength and my song; He has given me victory.”
Psalm 118:13 (NLT)

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  2. Your Father’s Heart Longs for You by Sylvia Gunter
  3. Why Know the Father’s Heart by Sylvia Gunter

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Jesus, You spoke the word and the storm became still.
Lord, I need a word like that. Mark 4:39

Jesus, those who touched the hem of Your garment were made whole.
Lord, I need a healing like that. Mark 6:56

Jesus, You gave the spiritually hungry living Bread.
Lord, I need to be fed like that. John 6:48-51

Jesus, You placed Your hands upon the children and blessed them.
Lord, I need a touch like that. Mark 10:16

Jesus, You blessed the bread and the wine as You communed with Your disciples.
Lord, I need fellowship like that. Mark 14:22-24

Jesus, You said You go before Your sheep and they follow You.
Lord, I need guidance like that. John 10:1-4

Jesus, You sent the fullness of Your Holy Spirit to those who gathered in the upper room.
Lord, I need a filling like that. Acts 1 and Acts 2

Jesus, You promised a place in Your Father’s house to those with troubled hearts.
Lord, I need assurance like that. John 14:1-3, 27

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“My soul, wait only upon God and silently submit to Him; for my hope and expectation are from Him.” Psalm 62:5  (AMP)

One thing you can say about the world we live in is that it’s a noisy place. Silence is not always easy to find. Most of us have to make an effort to seek out a quiet place from the noise around us. But what about the noise within us? How do we get away and find a quiet place from that clatter?

In Psalm 62:5 we find the Hebrew word “Damam.” This word helps us to understand that our waiting upon God is to be a silent waiting—no fussing, but faith; no clamoring, but calm; no panicking, but peace; no striving, but stillness; no restlessness, but rest.

Silent waiting upon God is only possible through the power of God’s grace working in us, however, we need to allow His grace to have its way in us. Psalm 62:5 also reveals our part in silent waiting. We enter in through the doorway of submission.

Submission to Him means that we have stopped fighting against His will and resisting His ways. It means that we acknowledge Him as the One who is in charge of every detail of our lives. Through submission we carry a prayer in our hearts that says, “Your will, not mine; Your agenda, not mine; Your purpose, not mine; Your timing, not mine.”  Thankfully, God will keep you in perfect peace as you fully lean upon Him with complete trust and total submission (Isaiah 26:3).

In her moving hymn, Be Still My Soul, Kathrina von Schlegel calls out to every trusting heart to find its stillness in their “heavenly Friend”…

Be still, my soul: the Lord is on thy side.
Bear patiently the cross of grief or pain.
Leave to thy God to order and provide;
In every change, He faithful will remain.
Be still, my soul: thy best, thy heavenly Friend
Through thorny ways leads to a joyful end.

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“…know Me, believe Me and remain steadfast to Me, and understand that I am He.” Isaiah 43:10 ( AMP)

1. Believe what Jesus has said.

You cannot know what Jesus has said without knowing the Scriptures. His words are there for you to hear, to believe, to receive, and to obey. His words are true words, good words, living words, whole words, righteous words.

Confess: I believe Jesus’ words, they are the foundation of my life.

2. Believe what God can do. Do not place any limits upon God.

There is nothing too hard for the Lord, and with God nothing shall be impossible. Believe your life is in His hands and He is taking care of you.

Confess: I believe there is no limit to what God can do and I place no limits on His working in my life.

3. Believe the Holy Spirit’s leading.

The Holy Spirit is in you and will guide you into all truth. He will reveal to you what you need to know, where you need to be, and when you need to do what He is directing you to do. Don’t lean upon your own understanding, but upon the Holy Spirit’s guiding. You can always trust His guidance because He always knows what He is doing.

Confess: I believe the Holy Spirit is leading me in the right path and without mistakes.

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When you are in a struggle, when dark clouds hover, when disappointment or betrayal meet you unexpectedly, what is the best way to respond?

Here are three things to always remember.

Don’t give in.
We are not to give in to the things the enemy wants to use to bring us into defeat. His scheme is to have us focus the eyes of our faith upon the darkness of the cloud that has appeared over us, rather than focusing upon the glory of His light that shines over us and above it all.

Don’t give up.
Don’t give up on life. There is hope. It is not all over. What has happened is a chapter in your story, but it is not the final chapter. If people are directly involved in the problem, don’t give up on them. Forgive. Pray for everyone involved. Speak blessings over their lives (it is a good thing to desire God’s best for every life).

Do give the matter to the Lord.
He knows what has happened, He knows your heart, and He knows exactly what to do. God can make a way, open a door, build a bridge, restore a loss, heal a wound, or renew a relationship. Let Him work. Wait. God still changes hearts.

So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and at the right time he will lift you up in honor. Give all your worries and cares to God, for He cares about you. Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour. Stand firm against him, and be strong in your faith. Remember that your Christian brothers and sisters all over the world are going through the same kind of suffering you are. In His kindness God called you to share in His eternal glory by means of Christ Jesus. So after you have suffered a little while, He will restore, support, and strengthen you, and He will place you on a firm foundation. All power to Him forever! Amen.” 1 Peter 5:6-11 (NLT)

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God is using you for His special purpose.

To Shine His light.
To Share His love.
To Shape His People.

You are making a difference in ways you don’t even realize. And you’re very much appreciated.

God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work”. 2 Corinthians 9:8

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May God restore your soul, refresh your spirit, and remove every cloud of despair, release every care of anxiety, lift every burden of strife, heal every wound of unkindness, cleanse every stain of sin, take every weight of heaviness, and renew to the fullest, every joy, hope, and blessing that He has made available to you in the riches of Jesus Christ.

“He will give a crown of beauty for ashes, a joyous blessing instead of mourning, festive praise instead of despair. In their righteousness, they will be like great oaks that the Lord has planted for his own glory. They will rebuild the ancient ruins, repairing cities destroyed long ago.” Isaiah 61:3-4 (NLT)

“Renew my life with Your goodness.” Psalm 119:40 (NLT)

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“…And rejoice in hope of the glory of God.” Romans 5:2

God, You are glorious! Because of who You are, I have hope in what You have promised to do—my future truly is as bright as the light upon Your face that reflects it, as sure as the words upon Your lips that proclaim it, as powerful as the strength of Your right hand that performs it.

I am confident there are desirable things ahead because You are good; there are perfect things ahead because You are without fault; there are abundant things ahead because You are generous; there are undefiled things ahead because You are holy; there are amazing things ahead because You are wondrous, there are huge things ahead because Your heart is so big.

I live in hope and I am happy in hope. I hope in what is true, in what is best, in what is everlasting. My hope is anchored in what a loving, caring God can be to His child.

You bring a hope to my heart that will not be dashed upon the rocks of broken covenants, unintended assurances, or misguided intentions. My hope is secure in the character of Your faithfulness. It will not be disappointed, but will see its final reward.

‘Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope. Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.’ Romans 5:1-5 NKJV

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“For unto us a child is born, unto us a Son is given.” Isaiah 9:6

To those in sin, God sent us the Savior;

To those in darkness, God sent us the Light;

To those in bondage, God sent us the Deliverer;

To those in defeat, God sent us the Victor;

To those in want, God sent us the Shepherd;

To those in hunger, God sent us the Bread;

To those in pain, God sent us the Physician;

To those in doubt, God sent us the Truth;

To those in confusion, God sent us the Way;

To those in turmoil, God sent us the Prince of Peace;

To all in need, God sent His only begotten Son.

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Unto us a Son is given” Isaiah 9:6 (NKJV)

When He came to earth it was the most miraculous thing that had happened since creation. When Jesus entered the world as a baby He was God come in the flesh. He was Mary’s baby, but He was God’s Son.

The Creator entered creation as a man. Why did He do it? He came because His Father sent Him—not to impress us with His miracle power so He could entertain us, not to educate us so we could learn more facts about heaven, and not to provide us with new rituals so we could become more religious.

He came because we had sinned and needed to be forgiven, because God wanted us brought back into a loving, holy, caring relationship with Himself, and because the only way that we could ever be reconciled to God was by His Son coming and offering up His body as a sacrifice for our redemption.

What incredible love is in the heart of God for you. Jesus came as a visible expression of that love…nothing is deeper than that love.

He came so that you could have sweet communion with Him…nothing is sweeter than that communion.

He came to be your companion always…nothing is nearer than that companionship.

He came so that His presence could be within you…nothing is dearer than that presence.

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“Lord Jesus, I need You. Thank You for dying on the cross for my sins. I open the door of my life and receive You as my Savior and Lord. Thank You for forgiving my sins and giving me eternal life. Take control of the throne of my life. Make me the kind of person You want me to be.”

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In my trouble God is greater,
In my weakness He is strong;
In my trial God is dearer,
In my sorrow He’s my song.
In my burden God is mighty,
In my storm He calms the sea;
In my tears I know His comfort,
In my life He’s all to me.

If God is for us, who can ever be against us? Since He did not spare even His own Son but gave Him up for us all, won’t He also give us everything else? Who dares accuse us whom God has chosen for His own? No one — for God Himself has given us right standing with Himself. Who then will condemn us? No one—for Christ Jesus died for us and was raised to life for us, and He is sitting in the place of honor at God’s right hand, pleading for us. Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love? Does it mean He no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death? (As the Scriptures say, “For your sake we are killed every day; we are being slaughtered like sheep.” ) No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us. And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 8:31-38(NLT)

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