Develop An Appreciation For Yourself

Pure Glory

by Apostle Gabriel Cross

You will never develop an appreciation for being you.
You will never discover what God can do in you, trying to be someone else.

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Why We Should Stop Saying ‘Follow Your Heart’

Elihu's Corner

Unlike many teachers of his day, John the Baptist did not seek to build a following for himself, but to prepare the way for Jesus. Although he preached in the desolate wilderness, word about him spread so rapidly that people flocked to the desert to see and hear this strange man. His message gained ground to such an extent that neither the Jewish leaders nor King Herod could ignore his powerful influence.

After Jesus was baptized by John, John’s following began its steady decline. Some of John the Baptist’s disciples expressed dismay that Jesus was gaining greater influence than John:

“They came to John and said to him, “Rabbi, he who was with you across the Jordan, to whom you bore witness—look, he is baptizing, and all are going to him.”

~ John 3.26, ESV

Can you hear their despondency?

John answered, “A person cannot receive even one…

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Has Science Superseded Religion?

Perfect Chaos

Welcome to this week’s Friday Philosophy post. Today we’ll be shining the spotlight on the English philosopher and politician Sir Francis Bacon, who lived between 1561–1626 AD and has been referred to as the Godfather of Science.


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A little story about St. Nicholas…

Paul Militaru

A little story about St. Nicholas

A little story about St. Nicholas

There are many legends about Saint Nicholas, but all these legends have a common point, namely generosity.

From historical sources it is known that Saint Nicholas was born and lived between the second and third centuries after Christ in Asia Minor, but the celebration of 6 December is actually the day of his death in 352 after Christ.

History also says he has inherited an impressive fortune from his parents, but he did not benefit from his generosity being out of the ordinary, sharing it with the bitter and poor, and making them happy too.

The legend also says that he disguises himself in order not to be recognized and to enter the sacking houses in the houses of the poor, leaving them gifts, clothes, food and money.

The most popular legend about St. Nicholas tells us that entering a man’s house that had…

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What is Love?

Humbly Seeking the Lord

Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.- Matthew 22:37.

 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. And love never fails-1Crorinthians 13:4-7

 Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent…

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Train Up A Child

Reflections of April

This morning I was a bit on the edge, but Glory be to God I overcame. God is good at all times, at all times God is good.
All times
My daughter is doing such a wonderful job. Her doctor’s and nurses are so amazed at her process. I said unto them nobody but God! I said thank God, and the nurse said yes God. She knows just like I know it’s all God. I also thanked them for all their help.

I prayed and believed and that’s just what happened all things became possible.

No I was not the only one praying they’re other’s and they know who they are. I believe God will reward their prayers.

A nurse walked into the room and said I was coming to see how beautiful she is, the other’s are telling me how pretty she is. I said thank you, but Pebbles…

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Day 18 – Add S.O.A.P.

Two Are Better

Spending time in the word of God is essential to knowing him better. You can read a verse today and see one thing, but two years from now, you could read the same verse and see something more — a deeper, maturer understanding of the Holy Spirit’s revelatory power.

Today I’m merely challenging you to S.O.A.P. your anchor scripture again. We did it for the first time on Day 8.  My belief is that your experiences in the last 10 or more days, will reveal some growth and possibly the revelation of a new goal. Working to clean ourselves up so that we can better serve our Lord is good practice. We should continuously look to Father for his guidance and include him in every decision, conversation, or presentation that we’re a part of. Ask for clarity — even in the little things.

Now, let’s get ready for the…

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