Spiritual Sundays

"If only you would prepare your heart and lift up your hands to Him in prayer! Get rid of your sins and leave all iniquity behind you. Then your face will brighten in innocence. You will be strong and free of fear. You will forget your misery. It will all be gone like water under the bridge. Your life will be brighter than noonday. Any darkness will be as bright as morning. You will have courage because you will have hope. You will be protected and will rest in safety. You will lie down unafraid, and many will look to you for help."

-Job 11:13-19 [Life Application Bible].


If you want to know more about a place to be encouraged or be uplifted, and even to join in, please visit Spiritual Sundays.

Thank you to Sister Charlotte and Sister Ginger for hosting Spiritual Sundays. God bless you both.

15 comments:

  1. Hi and welcome to Spiritual Sundays! This is a wonderful place hosted by Charlotte and Ginger for us to be blessed and share blessings with one another.

    Blessings,
    Jean

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  2. I'm so glad you chose to join us and shared this uplifting scripture with us. To have courage and to have hope is a wonderful thing.
    Blessings,
    Charlotte

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  3. Hi & welcome,
    Wonderful words of encouragement you have shared with us today. Thank you, and have a lovely Sunday.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  4. Thank you for your encouraging words from GOD's word! Thank you for being a faithful servant and prayer warrior!

    Much love, prayers, and blessings, andrea

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  5. Such wonderful scripture dear sister, love you.

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  6. This scripture is for me. I'm claiming it so I can stand strong in the Lord again. I want to be able to sleep peacefully tonight. I saw such an amazing victory last week in my family and the enemy is coming against us with bigger weapons. Our weapons are bigger in Jesus, but it looks like the enemy is winning. I must admit to you that I am crying. Please pray for us.

    It is so wonderful to see you here at Spiritual Sundays.

    Love you!
    Mary

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  7. Gods Word...Alive, Active, Encouraging, Full of Hope and Forgiveness!

    Thankyou Rosel for this Scripture! I am so glad you have joined in on this blessed blog! You will bless so many :)

    love you

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  8. Wonderful words from God to encourage and strengthen. I love the pictures. The first one reminds me of Carmel, CA. Thank you for posting.

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  9. We need this encouragement.I am so glad that you shared it today what a great post!
    Ginger

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  10. I like your Romans Road graphic! Thanks for sharing. Happy Spiritual Sunday.

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  11. Beautiful! I loved reading this, and your photograph is so lovely, too.

    Love to you in Him...

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  12. An awesome promise! I love the Word!

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  13. Thank you so much for praying for our sweet boy this past week. Looks like he may get to go home in the next few days. I am so thankful for my new blog friends....and plan to spend some time reading blogs one day this week...
    Remember that Tuesday night I will be drawing for the June giveaway...a $75.00 "Card Box"!
    Every comment counts for an entry. Plus in thanks for all the prayers said for my family this month...I am going to add 3 other special "surprise gifts"! So there will be 4 bloggers that get blessed this week!

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  14. Love this....and your Jesus bridges the gap graphic! Wonderful blog! Lu

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The Attacker (5/15/09)

The sun was just peeking from the Eastern skies. Ephesians 6:12 [37 kb]


Out in the prison’s yard, some huge Sheriff’s buses were illuminated by the soft glow coming from the lights all over from the tall lamp posts. Their engines were turned on, warming up, before the buses would take the inmates to the different courts where they would have their trials.


Orange-uniformed men were lined up in pairs, joined together with handcuffs and chained, forming a long line. They already had their breakfast and had their morning medications prior to going to courts. Some were fidgeting, as they waited to board those buses.


All of a sudden, all hell broke loose! Two men were engaged in a fight, using weapons they made secretly for a while. Deputies called for help on the radio, both for custody back-up and medical staff, as well.


When the air was cleared and the other inmates were secured, one man was down on the floor. He sustained multiple gashes but two of them were deep. One cut was vertically etched from his left ear going down to the jaw line. The other dangerous cut was horizontal on his left neck, close to the jugular vein. Pool of blood dripped all over the floor. Holding his bleeding neck, he was pointing at the other inmate few feet away, being guarded by the other deputies.


The other man being accused was not hurt. There were no lacerations nor any other signs of trauma. He was obviously very agitated as he was being questioned by those deputies, while the medical staff started treating the other man on the floor. They cleaned the wounds and controlled the bleeding. That man was sent to the nearby hospital.


When the investigation was finalized, it turned out to be that the “downed man who was accusing the other inmate” was the attacker and the other one who didn’t have injury was the one attacked. The deputies found out that it was the second attempt to attack the unhurt man. Both attacks on him failed. He was well-prepared after the first attempt on him, that when the second attempt was done, he was able to defend himseld and ended up injuring his attacker severely.


[Source: Life Application Bible]:


We also have an “accuser of the brethren.” Satan and his army of demons are the enemies of God and of everything good.


“Because God’s children are human beings – made of flesh and blood – Jesus also became flesh and blood by being born in human form. For only as a human being could he die, and only by dying could he break the power of the Devil, who had the power of death.” –Hebrews 2:14


Because of what Jesus had done [dying on the cross], we, who live in constant fear of death shouldn’t be afraid anymore. Jesus had freed us from that fear so we can live for Him. When we belong to God, we know that death is only the portal that leads into “eternal life”. [“Thank You Lord!].


Paul warned us, too that we also battle against the evil forces of Satan, who is a vicious fighter. But to be able to withstand their attacks, we must depend on God’s strength and use every piece of His armor. We face an army whose goal is to defeat Christ’s church. When we believe in Christ, they become our enemies. They will try any device to turn us away from the Lord.


Fear not! For God has provided His supernatural power to defeat Satan and his army, through His Holy Spirit within us. So, arm yourselves with God’s armor.


Let us be strong in the Lord's mighty power. Let's put on His whole armor to resist the enemy's attacks: put on the sturdy belt of truth and the body armor of God's righteousness. For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News, so that we are well-prepared. We will need faith in every battle as our shield to stop the fiery arrows aimed by Satan and his army. Let us put on salvation as our helmet, not forgetting the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. Let's pray at all times, on every occasion in the power of the Holy Spirit. We must stay alert and be persistent in our prayers for all Christians everywhere. [Ephesians 6:10-18].

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