Sharing from Campbell’s Kingdom

Hope all are well this day. We here in The Campbell Kingdom are doing pretty good. Late night last night, and as usual early morning. See? Campbell and Bob Cat have not one minute’s trouble going back to sleep after feed and park time, but once I’m up usually if it is after 4 I am up, and so here I am. I am hoping to go out today and shop some, but leg and hip are bothering me some, so need to check weather first. We had such a long day out yesterday, then an evening with family, Campbell won’t complain if we stay home, so it may be writing and house work, and shopping tomorrow.

BTW? The below is something I receive in Email, and thought that today’s was pretty good, so I’m sharing, if you like, take a look.

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  1. In the Beginning
  2. Quotes
  3. Face to Face With a Giant
  4. End of the World
  5. Dressed For Success

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CONTINUE IN PRAYER….

Missionaries, Military & families, Greg Parker, Dianne Ball,

Lee Jordan, Robyn Martin, Derrick Mays family,

Mike Thomas’ family, Kristi and baby

Prayer for peace of mind

Dear God,

The thoughts in my mind are not the ones I want.

I don’t seem to be doing a great job of changing them.

I am willing to think what you would have me think.

I am willing to be at peace.

I claim the confidence of the psalmist in Psalm 91:

You deliver me my God from the snare of the fowler.

You deliver me my God from the noisome pestilence.

I now affirm:

The thoughts in my mind are the ones I want.

I am thinking what you would think.

I am at peace.

Thank you so much.

Amen.

IN THE BEGINNING

“Then God brought Abram outside beneath the nighttime sky and

told him, ‘Look up into the heavens and count the stars if you can.

Your descendants will be like that-too many to count!’ And Abram

believed God; then God considered him righteous on account of

his faith.” (Genesis 15:5-6)

After the creation account in the Bible, we are privy to the story of

Adam and Eve, their fall from grace, their oldest son Cain’s murder

of his brother Abel, and their expulsion from paradise. We are only

four chapters into Genesis at this point, and already, we could

easily become discouraged.

But, wait. You don’t have to go far to become hopeful, because a

few chapters later, we are introduced to Abraham. At age seventy-

five, God called this wealthy landowner to leave his home in

Haran, and journey to Canaan. To do this, Abraham had to give up

his home, possessions, and ties to his people. It would have been

much simpler to stay put, remain wealthy, and live a life without

challenges, but Abraham trusted God to give him a new and

wondrous beginning.

And what did God give to Abraham, as a result of his trust and

faith? God made him the father of Israel; his descendants were like

the stars in the sky; at the ripe old age of 100, he and his 90 year

old wife, Sarah, celebrated the arrival of their first child, Isaac, and

Abraham accomplished all that God asked him to do.

We, like Abraham, are called. God has a purpose for each of us.

And when we obey that call, He equips us with everything we

need, and sends us on a journey of new and wondrous beginnings.

Myra F. Smith

www.AnchorYourLife.com

QUOTES

Being at peace with yourself is a direct result of finding peace with

God. — Olin Miller

We need never shout across the spaces to an absent God.  He is

nearer than our own soul, closer than our most secret thoughts.

— A. W. Tozer

God never changes who He is. He is always consistent. He is not

fickle. He was not a different God in the Old Testament or to your

grandparents.  He is and always has been the same God.  He is

holy (He keeps His promises).  He is righteous (He always does

what’s right).  He is good (He loves us and is always working in us

and for us).  These things never change. — David Edwards

This King, full of mercy and goodness, very far from chastising

me, embraces me with love, makes me eat at His table.  Serves me

with His own hands, gives me the key to His treasures.

— Brother Lawrence

Although Martin Luther was a monk living in a monastery, he was

continually tormented with fear and condemnation, to the point of

near suicidal depression. No matter how hard he tried, he could not

live up to God’s righteous requirements.  After years of torment,

He was finally set free when he discovered justification by faith as

taught in Paul’s epistle to the Romans.  He suddenly realized that

what he could not do for himself-keep all the requirements of

God’s holy law-Christ had already done for him. Richard Exley

Even when we cannot see the why and the wherefore of God’s

dealings, we know that there is love in and behind them, and so

we can rejoice always. –J. I. Packer

FACE TO FACE WITH A GIANT

For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me

strength. — Philippians 4:13

Years ago I came into close contact with a giant—an

enormous whale. My friends and I were in one of those little

inflatable boats, and we had gone out to do some whale watching.

When we saw one breach some distance away, we went in for a

closer look, still keeping our distance. Suddenly a young whale

swam right under our boat. A couple of moments later, its

submarine-sized mother came along and also glided right under

our little craft. She was so close that we actually could see the

barnacles on her body. And as fast as she and her calf had

appeared, they disappeared.

In a sense, we all have giants that we encounter in life. By

giants I mean those seemingly insurmountable problems and issues

that we have tried to bring down but have only grown stronger

with the passing of time. For some people, it may be the giant of

fear. For others, it might be the giant of a personal sin. For still

others, it might be the giant of addiction.

But no matter who we are, we all face giants: hardships,

temptations, obstacles, and challenges. Yet 1 Corinthians 10:13

assures us, “The temptations in your life are no different from

what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the

temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted,

He will show you a way out so that you can endure.”

Know this: every giant can be defeated. There is no power

you need to be under . . . no addiction that needs to control your

life . . . no lifestyle you cannot break free from . . . no giant that

should be overpowering you. You have everything you need in

your relationship with Christ.

— Pastor Greg Laurie

Copyright  (c) 2013 by Harvest Ministries. All Rights Reserved.

Received from: CCEC Story List – Tom Henderson

END OF THE WORLD

The end is here! That’s what they say.

When will it come, What is the day?

What will happen to us, will we all die?

Does our life matter, should we even try?

What day it arrives nobody knows

Only the Father, on the day he chose.

God’s set the time, it’s on his timetable

no man can change it, no one is able.

Our life now matters, what it is that we do,

to prove we are willing, to make changes too.

To obey our maker, with all of our heart,

Trying now to please him, is a really good start.

When a woman is expecting, and the times overdue,

Do you say it’s not coming, it’s just not true?

We need a new start, a place to live on,

The earth will be better when all badness is gone.

And so that’s the purpose, the end brings a change,

to all of the badness, and all the bad ways.

Will all be gone forever, will be in the past,

Then a new world begins…one that will last.

John Derek Hamilton

DRESSED FOR SUCCESS

Zoe Elmore

As God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves

with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear

with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have

against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all

these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect

unity. Colossians 3:12-14

In my job I am required to wear a uniform. Each morning I don

a white lab coat over my black slacks and blouse. I never really

appreciated the freedom in wearing the same thing each day until

I began this job. Gone are the mornings filled with frustration as

I hunted through my overflowing closet, only to find nothing to

wear. Now I experience freedom to focus on my job instead of

myself as I wear what is required. Of course, even my uniform

looks its best when I wear the right undergarments.

Just as my physical job requires me to wear a uniform, the life

I lead as a believer requires me to wear a spiritual uniform. Before

we can put on this new spiritual uniform, we must remove the

filthy rags of our old sinful nature and put those behaviors to death.

Then we are encouraged to put on the seven virtuous under-

garments of this spiritual uniform.

The first virtuous undergarment is living in the reality that as a

believer in Christ we are chosen, holy, and dearly loved. Secondly,

we are to clothe ourselves with compassion, as we enter into the

suffering of others. Third, we put on acts of kindness, which

thwarts evil in the lives of others. The fourth undergarment is

humility, as we live our lives in awareness of God’s grace. The

fifth undergarment is gentleness, as we are gracious toward others.

The last two undergarments are patience and forgiveness. God is

so patient with me and is faithful to forgive my confessed sins, so

in turn I must be willing to extend patience to others, even those

who are difficult to deal with. I must be willing to forgive those

who have harmed me, even if they never apologize or ask for

forgiveness.

As we put on these seven virtuous undergarments, we will create

the perfect foundation for the outer garment of love, which binds

all of the seven undergarments in perfect unity. This outer garment

of love identifies us with the one we follow, Christ.

If you want your life to show others that you follow Christ, I

encourage you to take a look at your spiritual closet. Is it filled

with outdated attitudes and behaviors that just don’t fit your life

as a believer? Get rid of them. Are there bad habits hidden in the

dark recesses of your spiritual closet that need to be discarded? Get

rid of them. Perhaps the unflattering accessories of impatience and

unforgiveness need to be removed and destroyed. Get rid of them.

I want to encourage you to get rid of anything and everything that

doesn’t fit your life as a believer and then experience the freedom

that comes from wearing the correct undergarments with the outer

garment of love.

Dear Lord, reveal the sinful areas in my life that need to be

removed and destroyed. Help me to clothe myself in the garments

spelled out in these verses. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Application Steps

Clean out your spiritual undergarment drawer. As you do, ask the

Holy Spirit to remove any patterns that keep you in bondage to

your former ways and to replace them with God’s virtuous

clothing.

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About Patty L. Fletcher

Patty L. Fletcher lives in Kingsport Tennessee where she works full time as a Writer with the goal of bridging the great chasm which separates the disAbled from the non-disAbled. And as a Social Media Promotional Assistant. She is the owner and creator of Tell-It-To-The-World Marketing (Author, Blogger Business Assist), and is the published author of two books, Campbell’s Rambles: How a Seeing Eye Dog Retrieved My Life and Bubba Tails From the Puppy Nursery At The Seeing Eye: Volume One. She can also be found in two anthologies which are, December Awethology Light And A Treasure Chest of Children’s Tales. She is now working on her third book which is to be a memoir trilogy called, ‘Pathway To Freedom: Broken and Healed’.
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