The Unfailing Helper

Here’s Today’s Devotional from The Vine…

Jesus answered, “Faithless and perverse generation! How long will I be with you? How long will I bear with you? Bring him here to me.”Matthew 17:17

The disciples had failed in their effort to cast out the demon, but there was still hope. Jesus Himself was now at hand, and He could not fail. There should be a great deal of encouragement in this for all who are trying to change people’s lives into spiritual beauty. When parents have done all they can to make their children true and upright in their character, and have failed, they can take them to Jesus. He can cast out the evil that is in them. He can give them new hearts. He can put His own Holy Spirit within them, and transform them into Christlikeness.

When teachers have unteachable students, on whom they can make no impression, their discouragement and failure should lead them to bring them to Jesus, for He is able to take them and transform their character. When troubled souls have sought in vain for comfort and help from the Church and from Christian ministers, they should go to Christ Himself, for He can comfort. No matter in what we have been defeated, Christ stands ready to take our humiliation and turn it into victory. The disciples had worked all night in vain, but when they dropped their net at Jesus’ request, they finally met with success. So always in the shadows of our human failure He stands to give blessing.

There is another thought here. It is to Christ, and not merely to the school or the church or the minister, that we should try to lead our children and our friends. The teacher cannot regenerate the child. The church cannot renew its nature. The minister cannot cast our the evil in the child’s heart. Unless we bring our children truly to Christ they will remain unchanged. Baptism does not wash the heart. The Lord’s Supper does not put grace into the life. We must bring our friends and ourselves directly to Christ.

Never Alone

Pat:

A very encouraging word !! Enjoy!

Originally posted on sacrificebeyondprice:

EXPECT TO ENCOUNTER ADVERSITY in your life, remembering that you live in a deeply fallen world. Stop trying to find a way that circumvents difficulties. The main porblem with an easy life is that it masks your need for Me. When you became a Christian, I infused My very Life into you, empowering you to live on a supernatural plane by depending on Me.

Anticipate coming face-to-face with impossibilities: situations totally beyond your ability to handle. This awareness of your inadequacy is not something you should try to evade. It is precisely where I want you–the best place to encounter Me in My Glory and Power. When you see armies of problems marching toward you, cry out to Me! Allow Me to fight for you. Watch Me working on your behalf, as you rest in the shadow of My Almighty Presence.”

Revelation 19:1; Psalm 91:1

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It Could Be A Lot Worse

Pat:

Yes indeed this thought helps me so much when I’m going through !! Enjoy!!

Originally posted on Da Realz Talk:

We will go through things in our lives that makes us think. Why did this have to happen to me? Why couldn’t I get what everyone else is getting. What did I do to deserve this?

One thing that is not realized is no matter what has happened, It could be a lot worse. What if what happened to you never happened? Could you have grown from it and be the magnificent person you are today? So you didn’t get what everyone else had. Is that a bad thing? It could be a lot worse because maybe what they have you aren’t prepared to receive it. It can do more harm to you than good. You didn’t deserve it, but it could be a lot worse. You took it on the chin, got a drink of water and went 12 rounds and won the fight.

We may feel we have…

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God Doesn’t Know Any Racists

Pat:

How very true and so very sad!

Originally posted on Revolutionary Faith:

Some people aren’t going to like what I’m about to say. Because it goes straight to the heart of a very pernicious attitude that is only expressed in certain company. An attitude the Church doesn’t like to address because it would be “too uncomfortable” for the well-dressed membership and the leaders who may be entertaining it in their own minds.

I’m talking about racism.

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Doubt Destroys. RCCG Open Heavens. Redeemed Christian Church Of God. Sermon And Prayer Points By Pastor E A Adeboye. Daddy G O

Pat:

Very encouraging enjoy!

Originally posted on GodLovesBummyla:

Doubt Destroys. RCCG Open Heavens. Redeemed Christian Church Of God. Sermon And Prayer Points By Pastor E A Adeboye. Daddy G O

Memorise:
And I saw, and bare record that this is the Son of God.
John 1:34

Read: John 1:29-34

29 The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.
30 This is he of whom I said, After me cometh a man which is preferred before me: for he was before me.
31 And I knew him not: but that he should be made manifest to Israel, therefore am I come baptizing with water.
32 And John bare record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon him.
33 And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said…

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“Why Don’t They Just Leave?”

Pat:

Thank God setting me “Free”! It really is a hard thing to leave very encouraging! Enjoy!

Originally posted on The Abuse Expose' with Secret Angel:

“Why don’t they just leave?”
is a question that many ask.
But victims can tell you…
it’s not that easy a task.
For the cycle of abuse…
brings good times and bad.
And many hope for happiness…
but spouses keep getting mad.
And just when they think…
that everything is going great.
Then the explosion comes…
with evidence of anger and hate.

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The Bridge Between Brokenness and Wholeness

Pat:

WOW!!!Enjoy!!

Originally posted on The Abuse Expose' with Secret Angel:

This is for the many who have been broken by the trials and tribulations of life. Know that God will help you to overcome and then use all that you have been through to help others as you turn to Him and trust Him with your life.

Who will walk in faith…
getting past all your brokenness…
to answer a call on your life…
speaking out for God in openness.

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Time To Look Up

Pat:

Very good! Enjoy!

Originally posted on Roger Tharpe:

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The battle may be fierce and the increase in acceptable iniquity may frighten you, but God is still on the throne. Be glad that he has given you the knowledge of things to come so that when they begin to happen it would not surprise you.

God is careful to equip his people with the necessary tools for victory and an arm to pull others out of the very fire that never burns out. Remember, the Lord on the day of adversity and consider his ways. Though turmoil and tumultuous times be before you, he is always there to keep you.

Time to look Up!

Look to Jesus the author and finisher of our faith and repent and remove the sin that so easily besets us. Let us run with passion the race before us and enjoy the victory in Jesus name.

Time to look Up!

His compassions fail not…

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Give It All To Him

Originally posted on sacrificebeyondprice:

Bring Me The Sacrificeof your time: a most precious commodity. In this action-addicted world, few of My children take time to sit quietly in My Presence. But for those who do, blessings flow like streams of living water. I, the One from whom all blessings flow, am also blessed by our time together.  This is a deep mystery; do not try to fathom it.  Instead, glorify Me by delighting in Me.  Enjoy Me now and forever!

Psalm 21:6; John 7:38; Psalm 103:11

“We must give…earnest heed…lest we drift away.”
Heb 2:1 NKJV

DON’T “DRIFT AWAY”

The Bible says, “We must give the more earnest heed to the things we have heard, lest we drift away…How shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation?” (vv. 1 & 3 NKJV). Note the words “drift” and “neglect.” Those words should set off alarm bells! Samson’s decline was so gradual that…

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