The Power of Silence

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He likes you. He really does.


“ …Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.”

1 Peter 5;7

Thought for the Week:

 Have you ever been confronted by a wild animal, amphibian, spider or reptile? I have. When you live in Florida for half the year, like I do, you see snakes, alligators and bugs all the time. I was also informed that a bear was spotted around our “Beartown Road” neighborhood in upstate New York this summer. Fortunately, I missed him.

More often though, the big scary things we face in life are emotional, mental, or spiritual.

But regardless of the source of trouble, we’re told in the verse that comes right before today’s verse, to humble ourselves under the mighty hand of God, and in due time, he will exalt us.

How different this approach is from our first instincts, huh?! When trouble comes, we want to depend on ourselves. We want to make the circumstances change! But this verse says, “Don’t do it.” Humble yourself and duck under the mighty hand of God. He’ll cover you. And he’ll pick you up if you need it too.

Then today’s scripture gives us this beautiful piece of instruction – “Cast all your cares upon him,… for he cares for you.”

Hey! He cares for you! Did you get that? He cares for all of us… enough to give the utmost sacrifice.

So when the verse which follows today’s verse, talks about the devil walking around like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour… We’re covered!

When we remain under our heavenly Father’s mighty hand, we’re safe.

Let’s cast all of our cares on Him. He cares for every one of us! (You can take that one to the bank! The price of our rescue has been paid in full.)

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Lord, grant me patience…And I want it right now!


“ For you have need of patience,

that after ye have done the will of God,

ye might receive the promise.”

Hebrews 10:36


Thought for the Week:

     Wow! There it is. How often have each of us thought we were following the Lord’s lead, but when things don’t happen when we think they should, we give up… And take things into our own hands.

     The verses that follow this verse continues to talk about the fact that people often lose their blessings because they didn’t have patience. Continue reading

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Are you sure it’s impossible?


“And he said,

‘The things which are impossible with men, are possible with God.’”

Luke 18:27

Thought for the Week:

What are you expecting? Are you getting it?

Have you ever wondered if we get what we expect, sort of like self-fulfilled prophesies? Or how exactly are our expectations related to our reality?

The Lord tells us, “You have not because you ask not, or you ask amiss.”

How many times have you heard someone say, “I think God has better things to do than concern himself with my problems”? Yet time after time, in the scripture, the Lord tells us to “Ask and you shall receive that your joy may be full.”

So what miracle do you need? I’ve found that I need to take my hand out of the middle of the pie, before the Lord steps in.

I’m reminded of a situation when my son was a toddler. I would tie his shoes for him, but he would keep sticking his little hands in the laces and squiggling his fingers like he was tying them. I had to wait for him to remove his fingers, before I could tie the laces.

I’m sure to him it simply looked like I was squiggling my fingers over the laces, and he couldn’t understand why it didn’t work when he tried it. But there’s more to tying laces than squiggling your fingers over them.

What looked easy to him, wasn’t easy for him… But it was simple for me.

Why don’t we take our fingers out of the middle of whatever situation needs attention and ask our heavenly Father to help?

What’s impossible with men, is possible with God. It’s even easy for Him, and He wants to do it. Let’s let Him.

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Are You Leaving?


“Then Jesus said to the twelve, ‘Do you also want to go away?’

But Simon Peter answered Him, ‘Lord, to whom shall we go?

You have the words of eternal life.

Also we are sure and believe that you are the Christ,

the Son of the living God.’”

John 65:67-69

Thought for the Week:

“Et tu Brute?” – Not words we usually associate with Jesus… Yet in today’s verse, that’s basically what he’s saying.

This exchange comes just after the feeding of the five thousand. There were those who were basically following Jesus just for the food and entertainment.

But when he said things like, “I am the bread of life… He that eateth my flesh and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me and I in him,” the crowd dissipated. People left in droves.

They should have understood the covenant analogy he was making. But that would also require them accepting the fact that He was who He claimed to be…the Son of God.

He was undoubtedly pricking Judas’ conscience as well. He already knew who the traitor was going to be among them.

There are people today who are also following Jesus just for the food and entertainment.

But Jesus demands more.

We have another saying that most of us know. It’s “You are what you eat.” When the Israelites made covenant, after the blood was shed, the sacrificed animal was laid on the alter, and later eaten. That’s why God always demanded a pure lamb, without spot or blemish.

The analogy is incredible. Jesus, the final sacrifice, is telling us he wants us to take into ourselves everything he is. He wants us to contain Him, and He us. He wants us to allow Him to be food for us, to restore us, to grow us, to sustain our lives and revitalize and nourish us in every aspect.

Thank you, Lord. We do want all of you… We will not walk away.

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