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We did not follow cleverly invented stories when we told you about the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty.
2 Peter 1:16

           Isn’t it great that the bible is not just based on rumors and hearsay? The Bible was written by actual eyewitnesses to the history and not just fictional stories made up to tick us to go down the right path. No! These words were written by the people who witnessed these miracles! We are blessed to have the history of our faith in our hands with us every day.

Dearest Lord,

           We thank you for your plan to let us know you through the Bible and the history it brings us. We ask for your leadership and assistance in following your word and the path that you have set before us. We love you. In Jesus’ name. Amen

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daily-spirit-logo.jpgEven in darkness light dawns for the upright,
for the gracious and compassionate and righteous man.
Psalm 112:4

The world we live in is a dark one. Crime and injustice run rampant, and it is very easy to get swept up in the flood. It is difficult to stand the path and be true to God; but He is also being true to us. Remember that God will be there for us and will bring us out of the dark times if we have faith in Him. When something happens, take a deep breath; remember Him and His word, and that He will bring us out of this darkness and into His Light.

Dearest Lord,

We thank you for shining your glorious light down on us always, even when the darkness descends. We ask for your love in these times so that we can always remember that you are there with us. We know that you will never leave us, but it becomes hard in these dark times to see you by our side. We thank you for your guidance in these hard times and your blessings that will soon come. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer;
my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge.
He is my shield and the strength of my salvation, my stronghold.
Psalm 18:2

daily-spirit-logo.jpg            In this crazy world we live in things seem to go wrong for us all the time. The car will not start, the kids didn’t finish their homework, didn’t get the promotion, dinner was just a little bit blackened after it was forgotten for an extra twenty minutes. These things are part of everyday life and no matter how careful we are, Murphy’s Law will catch up to us one day…or every day in some cases! How wonderful is it to know that no matter what kind of day we are having and how insane the world gets around us, we can always turn our thoughts heavenward and know that God has our back. It is tempting to question Him, and there is nothing wrong with that. We wonder why God has made our lives so hectic; but we also know that there is a reason for everything.

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1 Peter 3:15But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect,

            This verse is my personal favorite. It gives me purpose and drive and a reason for the Beyond Faith Ministry. It is my goal to assist Christians in knowing why we believe and having that ability to share that knowledge with others when needed. It is our mission from God to help share the faith and help those lost people find their way home. God has blessed us inquisitive minds and a spirit of free will. This will aid us in finding out more about Him and His wishes for our lives as well as how to share this with others. Let us pray:

Dear Father God,

                We are grateful of the gifts you give us each and every day. We pray that you give us guidance to use these resources to further your service. We know that your word is true and powerful, sometimes so powerful it is hard to fully comprehend all that you have in store for us. We ask that you help us understand your word and for the knowledge and ability to successfully share it with others. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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Psalms 27:10
Though my father and mother forsake me, the LORD will receive me.

            Today we take a look at families and all the fun they can bring. I am blessed with two parents that I get along with as well as two step parents that a wonderful and part of our close family. Sure we can get on each other’s nerves, just like any two people that spend time together, but as a family we are very blessed with our relationships.

            I was speaking to a friend the other day as she was having family problems. Specifically, she did not get along with her mother very well. From her story, her mother liked to pit her and her sister against each other to get what she wanted. This year one of the sisters had made the mother mad and so the other got a present that the other had wanted just to spite her. To add icing on the cake, the mother called just to ask the one how the other had like the present just to make sure she knew.

            She asked for prayers to ask the Lord for help in dealing with her mother and guidance on how she can “honor her mother and father” like the bible says.

            For her my suggestion is to pray with us and let the Lord lead her. You can control your actions, but you have no control over others. It may be painful but spending less time with that person or on the phone with them may be what is needed. It is always hard to move away emotionally from someone we love and I hope that is not needed; but at times, that is exactly what the Lord is telling us to do. Let’s pray.

Dear Lord,

Thank you for being there in the troubled times. No matter what is going on in my life we can always turn to find your loving arms around us. Please fill us with the strength to handle to difficulties that come up. Please bless our families with your light and love so that they too can find peace in you. Take our hand and lead us to where you want us to be. We know that sometimes the road can be painful, but we have faith in you and your plan for each of us. Amen.

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