A word spoken at the right time is like a golden apple. . . .

“Golden apples.”A word spoken at the right time is like a golden apple which has been perfectly ripened in a beautiful silver basket.  There were many different people through the years that I received instruction and knowledge from in the things of God that I had not attained yet. Like a huge sponge I have absorbed them and am able today to share them with others!! How many folks are there that are so weary of this world and all the evil and discourse in it, who when presented with the Gospel of the Sweet Lamb of God will grab onto it as an anchor as they are drowning in the pit of despair!!!! I love seeing the saying that “My Lifeguard walks on water!!” Yes He does!!!! The Lord Jesus meets us right where we are – we don’t have to attain some lofty height before turning to Him!!! Oh precious and loving Abba – maker of the heavens and the earth!!! Father I thank You with gifting me through the years with many “golden apples” from godly sisters and brothers to bring me to where I am at in You today!! I thank You for Your precious and holy Word, that is hidden in my heart and that I can share it with others and introduce them to a life with You in charge. There is no better way in which to live our lives Lord and I praise You!!!!!
Proverbs 25:11
Timely advice is lovely, like golden apples in a silver basket.
 
Psalm 119:72  
“The law from your mouth is more precious to me than thousands of pieces of silver and gold.” 
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Quit ye like men.

1 Corinthians 16:13-14 
Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong. Do everything in love.
 

The KJV says quit ye like men. In other words act like men. Just as we have Proverbs 31 for the ladies this sums up the Christian walk for men.  Do everything in love. Really applicable for the ladies too however I am sending this to the guys today – Happy Father’s day!!!

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Perfect love casts out fear!

1 John 4:18
There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear.

If we have any fears – of the future, of the economy or even of eternity we can alleviate our fears by knowing how great God’s love is for us. God’s love is perfect and He is love. He loves us individually and personally. If we are fearful, we are distressed and can be kept in bondage to our fears. By knowing God’s nature and His love for us – so great that He sent His Son to the cross to die as a substitute for our sins, we should know to trust Him in all things and not to be fearful because of His love for us. We are all created in His image and if we love Him, we also need to show His love to others. We love each other because He loved us first.

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This same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs!

What an awesome promise. The apostle Paul wrote this to the church of Phillipi while he was in prison in Rome. Instead of complaining that he was in prison and that his living conditions were deplorable, Paul continued praising God and said that God took care of him and would supply all the needs of the Philippians also. God will also abundantly supply our needs. Oh loving Abba I am so very blessed at Your wonderful provisions. You humbled me before Yourself to not expect my wants to be filled – just my needs and I rejoice in Your love, provision and care of me!!!

Philippians 4:19
And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from His glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.

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