HOW I AM DEFINED No longer shall your name be called Abram, but your name shall be Abraham, for I have made you the father of a multitude of nations.  Genesis 17:5             Anyone who names me has a position of authority over me.  My name can be a  source of joy or source of …

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AM I TOO OLD? When Abram was ninety-nine years old the Lord appeared to Abram and said to him, “I am God Almighty;walk before me, and be blameless, that I may make my covenant between me and you, and may multiply you greatly.” Genesis 17:1-2          Is anyone too old to come to Jesus?  We …

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HEAT DAMAGED I have become like wineskin in the smoke, yet I have not forgotten your statutes.  Psalm 119:83 A wineskin is a ancient bottle made of leather.  If it got too near someone’s campfire for too long a period, it would dry out, crack, and become unusable. However, a little bit of exposure to …

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WHAT CONSTITUTES AFFINITY? I am a companion of all who fear you, of those who keep your precepts.  Psalm 119:63     When the Spirit of God is mighty in a stranger, and I see His Spirit in them, I can honestly say that I love them.  Spirit recognizes Spirit and there is instant communion, even if unspoken. …

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REVIVING MY HOPE So she called the name of the Lord who spoke to her, “You are a God of seeing,” for she said, “Truly here I have seen him who looks after me.”  Genesis 16:13          Jesus revealed His true identity to the Samaritan woman at Jacob’s well.  God revealed His true identity to …

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