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I have shared some of my own experiences in former devotions I have written. My youngest son, Jeff Dahl, recently sent me an email that I would like to share with you. It is so important for all of us to be sensitive to the Holy Spirit. The Lord wants to use all of us who know Him to reach out to others. May you be encouraged in the Lord as you read the following. Betty
Jeff begins his email by saying, Even when he is old he will not depart from it…….
Sometimes witnessing comes rather spontaneously for me. Two days ago, I had a customer drop by who needed the wheel of his motorcycle repaired as the sprocket bolts had all sheared off. When I first met this man June 4th of 2014, I immediately saw something about him that caused me to see that this was no ordinary man.
We discussed the job, decided what to do and the cost to fix it. Somehow he mentioned to me that he as a boy knew God but his parental figure had been less than a good example of Christ to him. This had caused much harm and doubt in him. Yet he heard the message as a boy. I asked him if he reads the Bible and he said “No”, but when he told me I said, “That is going to change”. Continue lendo
Quando eu comecei a pedir ao Senhor o que Ele gostaria que eu escrevesse em uma devoção a Ele, I found myself humming the most beautiful melody. Several times during the last month or so I would hear this song with the words in my head. Mas, quando eu ia chegar a um determinado verso que eu iria esquecer as palavras.
Um par de vezes as senhoras eu rezo com tentaria recordar as palavras tão bem, mas não foram capazes de recuperá-los, assim teríamos apenas cantarolar aquela parte. Last week I asked my friend if she would try to find this song for me. She did, e simplesmente amamos! The name of this song is, Em Tua Presença, Oh Deus. Continue lendo
Ever wonder why words are so very exciting and important to us? God’s words that is!
“The Lord God has given me the tongue of the learned, that I should know how to speak a word in season to him who is weary. He awakens me morning by morning, He awakens my ear to hear as the learned.” (Isaías 50:4)
As a young girl I remember writing letters to family and friends and was always encouraged by their responses. I would also write about my pets, nature and creative writing. I enjoyed making cards (even to this day at 65 years of age.) I enjoyed writing as it would encourage others or just let them know that I cared. Later I enjoyed crafting, drawing and continued writings. Continue lendo
Ultimamente pensamentos me levaram de volta para os meus dias como uma mãe solteira criar quatro filhos. Cenas do passado inundaram volta como recordei os desafios que enfrentaram a minha família na preparação para cada ano escolar. Estas memórias são acionadas por conversas recentes sobre as necessidades de meus netos para o novo ano escolar que rapidamente se aproxima. Outras memórias apareceu de ver todos aqueles anúncios de volta às aulas.
Lembro-me de como os dias de verão chegou ao fim a emoção de estar fora da escola tinha o seu curso e os meus filhos, na verdade, queria voltar para a escola! Eles olharam para a frente para ter um novo professor, reunindo-se com velhos amigos, fazer novos, e compras de roupas e suprimentos necessários. Durante estes tempos medo tentaria segurar e me convencer de que eu não teria dinheiro suficiente até mesmo para o básico. Continue lendo
For years I had no idea that wrong thinking could cause havoc in one’s life.
The enemy has deceived many into thinking that it doesn’t matter what you think as long as your actions are all right. The truth of the matter is that eventually your thoughts will become actions if you entertain them long enough.
Negative thinking keeps one from reaching his potential in life. Often parents make the mistake of saying words to their children that may scar the child for years to come. Those words are not easily forgotten and because of the very impressionable mind of a child much damage is done that may affect them all of their lives. Continue lendo