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Lessons Learned From a Godly General

Lessons Learned From a Godly General “Among the many lessons that can be learned from studying the life of General ‘Stonewall’ Jackson, one of the most important is to, live each day boldly without fear, loving and serving the Lord our God in all things, and be prepared to leave this earth for our heavenly home at any time.” - Jim Riddle
Ephesians 6:19-20 And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel, For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak. Hebrews 13:6 So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me. 1 John 2:28 And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming.
1 Peter 5:4 And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.
I love history and am especially enthralled with the lives of a fe…

Do I Ask for More?

Do I Ask for More? James 4:2 Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not. Have you ever thought to yourself, “I need to ask God for more joy, peace and love, in my life?”  Have you secretly envied people who are cheerful no matter what and who appear to have everything going for them? Are you laughing on the outside, but crying on the inside–––hurting and alone? Are you waiting to enjoy life when your circumstances become perfect? Be careful, there is danger lurking in the midst and your heart can be poisoned in the very presences of God’s beauty and holiness. With the Bible before your eyes, you can still commit sin and distort the Words of inspired Scripture.
Joy Jesus said in John 15:11, These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.  Jesus set the model of perfect joy by His obedience to the Father and we as believers, will experience true joy when we…

Training Up Children

Training Up Children
Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
Susannah Wesley believed that for a child to grow into a self-disciplined adult, he/she must first be a parent-disciplined child. To her, the stubborn flesh was the hardest battle for Christians to fight, and godly parents would do well to equip their children to overcome it early. 
To train up children, means that we as parents, must discipline our children, not necessarily in the way they would go, (in a sinful and corrupt manner) but in the way they should go. Directing them with a gentle, yet firm hand, while nurturing them and developing a heart of love towards God––––a parents mandate. As our children grow up, the prayer of a parent should be: “Please Lord, may our children never depart from the training we have invested in them through the teaching of the Word of God.” Deuteronomy 6:5-7 says,  And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and wit…

My Walk with God

My Walk with God by Dianna Moffitt Carroll My walk with God these forty years,  Has been the blessing of my soul; To tell of His great love for me,  And His grace which has made me whole.
We’ve walked in the garden together,  And journeyed through the valley of death, Strolled near the water brooks thirsting,  And there, with my Lord, I've wept.
Tender mercies He has shown me,  Along life’s darkened way, He promised me, though the way be unsure,  By my side He would always stay.
Forty years of walking in His love and peace,  A resemblance of heaven, so precious indeed. The day will come, when we shall meet,  The knee will bow, my joy, complete!
 One day I’ll walk with Christ, on streets of purest gold,  His presence shall bring ten thousand Hallelujahs,  And eternity will then unfold.
Thank you, Lord, for so great a salvation,  So many years ago, Because of You, I’m accepted, adopted,  Complete in Christ, for Your Word has told me so. Thought:  Forty years ago this week, I trusted Christ as my Savior, the…