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Pearls of Grace – August 9

August 9 The Aroma of Joy ..."a joyful heart is good medicine."Proverbs17:22 "What's the funny for the day?" This is a question that is asked every day by my most precious co-worker who sets her mind every day to find laughter in at least one thing. So, at the end of each workday, she'll ask... Read more

Pearls of Grace – August 8

August 8 Asking, Knocking and Opening "Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you." Matthew 7:7 I want to share a "KNOCKING" with you today. May you use it to storm the favor of Heaven and in the rain that falls there... Read more

Pearls of Grace – August 7

August 7 The Quietness of Gods Love "The LORD your God is in your midst, A victorious warrior. He will exult over you with joy, He will be quiet in His love, He will rejoice over you with shouts of joy." Zephaniah 3:17 A friend of mine shared an experience of hers with me:"Yesterday, I... Read more

Pearls of Grace – August 6

August 6 Have You Tried Your Hardest?"Nowmay God give you of the dew of heaven, And of the fatness of the earth, and an abundance of grain and new wine" Genesis 27:28 A father and his young son went out to prepare the fields for planting. The day was hot and the work backbreaking. The... Read more

Pearls of Grace – August 5

August 5 A True Friend "A friend loves at all times." Proverbs 17:17 There are "acquaintances" and then there are true friends. Its been said that when you die if you have one true friend in this life you are truly blessed. Friendship is a most precious gift from God for every good gift is... Read more

Pearls of Grace – August 4

August 4 When Night Falls"He is your praise; He is your God, Who performed for you those great and awesome wonders." Deuteronomy 10:21 When God seeks to raise up a truth or to elevate His name in a particular time and place, it will be to secure His child or call His child to repentance.... Read more

Pearls of Grace – August 3

August3 Living to Die "No servant is greater than his master, if they persecuted Me, they will persecute you also." John 15:20 To follow Christ in all things even if the path leads to death is the calling of the cross. See how great a cloud of witnesses surrounds us to answer yes to this... Read more

Pearls of Grace – August 2

August 2 A Change of Plans is Not Necessary "The counsel of the LORD stands forever, The plansof His heart from generation to generation." Psalm 33:11 Every woman or man that God has used mightily upon the earth has been life-long students of Gods Word. If we are not filling our hearts with His truth... Read more

Pearls of Grace – August 1

August 1 Finish Strong "God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them. We want each of you to show this same diligence to the very end, in order to make your hope sure." Hebrews 6:10-11... Read more

Pearls of Grace – July 31

July 31 The Sweetest Word Ever Spoken And The Spirit and the bride say, "Come." And let the one who hears say, "Come." And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who wishes take the water of life without cost. Revelation 22:17 In a lonely cottage there sat one night, an aged... Read more

Pearls of Grace – July 30

July 30 SilerRefinedTake away the dross from the silver, And there comes out a vessel for the smith; Proverbs 25:4 Silver is a most precious metal that is magnificent in appearance when the light hits it at just the right angle causing a radiance of beauty and splendor. Only God could make something so spectacular.... Read more

Pearls of Grace – July 29

July 29 Weak Weapons and Imprisoned Tongues No weaponthat is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgmentthou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD. Isaiah 54:17 (KJV) When a loved one passes away... Read more

Pearls of Grace – July 28

July 28 Unshaken Cast your burden upon the Lord, and He will sustain you; He will never allow the righteous to be shaken. Psalm 55:22 Corrie tin Boom said: The worry of tomorrow robs us of strength for today. Our journey through this life will carry us to many places, some painful, some heavy and... Read more

Pearls of Grace – July 27

July 27 The Ground of Hope And there is hope for your future, declares the Lord, Jeremiah 31:17a God is a God of hope. He doesnt work in your past but only uses it to glorify your future. The word hope in this verse means, ground of hope. Hope is not a trinket we grasp... Read more

Pearls of Grace – July 26

July 26 When You Need A Do Over Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me. Psalm 51:10 King David was at the lowest place in his life. He had sinned by having an affair with a married woman and then this woman became pregnant. He then, in... Read more

Pearls of Grace – July 25

July 25 The Price of a Soul I will most gladly spend and be expended for your souls. 2 Corinthians 12:15 Charles Cowan, one of the worlds greatest missionaries and truly one of Gods most relentless soldiers went into the battlefields of souls through the hills of Japan. He was a life that steadily burned... Read more

Pearls of Grace – July 24

July 24 The Bigness of God Thus says God the LORD, Who created the heavens and stretched them out, Who spread out the earth and its offspring, Who gives breath to the people on it And spirit to those who walk in it, Isaiah 42:5 God never does anything small. When we catch even the... Read more

Pearls of Grace – July 23

July 23 Gods Holy Compass By this we know that we have come to know Him, if we keep His commandments. 1 John 2:3 The soul that has come to know the Lord will display evidence of this Holy union by keeping His commandments. There is a beautiful picture given of this in the meaning... Read more

Pearls of Grace – July 22

July 22 Night Is Almost Gone Do this, knowing the time that it is already the hour for you to awaken from sleep; for now salvation is nearer to us than when we believed. The night is almost gone, and the day is at hand. Therefore, let us lay aside the deeds of darkness and... Read more

Pearls of Grace – July 21

July 21 When I Am Weary For I satisfy the weary ones and refresh everyone who languishes." Jeremiah 31:25 God will give water to the one who thirsts and He will bring times of refreshing for every soul that languishes. Lingering circumstances of difficulty can drain, not only our physical strength, but, our emotional and... Read more

Pearls of Grace – July 20

July 20 Pass The Faith Please! And Jesus answered saying to them, Have faith in God. Truly I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, Be taken up and cast into the sea, and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says is going to happen, it shall be granted... Read more

Pearls of Grace – July 19

July 19 A Song for You, Lover of My Soul Then shall the trees of the woodsing out at the presence of the LORD, because he cometh to judge the earth. 1 Chronicles 16:33 (KJV) So captured by His presence, so enthralled at His glory, so hungry to see His face that a song rises... Read more

Pearls of Grace – July 18

July 18 The Language of Eternity The mouth of the righteous utters wisdom,And his tongue speaks justice. Psalm 37:30 What influence words can have upon anothers life, in a community, a church and even in the world. Words live long after we are gone, continuing to leave their marks upon the lives of people. Words... Read more

Pearls of Grace – July 17

July 17 Loving God to the Fullest You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. Matthew 22:37 These are the words of the Lord Himself telling His beloved disciples how to love the Father. My prayer for years was, Lord teach me... Read more

Pearls of Grace – July 16

July 16 The Patient One Now, little children, abide in Him, so that when He appears, we may have confidence and not shrink away from Him in shame at His coming. 1 John 2:28 After we become a Christian is when the real work begins within us. Up to the point of our salvation, its... Read more

Pearls of Grace – July 15

July 15 Passing Through I am a stranger and a sojourner among you; Genesis 23:4 Abrahams wife Sarah had just died and he went in to mourn and weep for her. It was a very difficult time in the life of Abraham as he faced the task of finding a suitable burial place for his... Read more

Pearls of Grace – July 14

July 14 Waters of Patience Now there is in Jerusalem by the sheep gate a pool, which is called in Hebrew Bethesda, having five porticoes. In these lay a multitude of those who were sick, blind, lame, and withered, waiting for the moving of the watersThere lay a man who had been ill for thirty-eight... Read more

Pearls of Grace – July 13

July 13 He Is Already There He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. Colossians 1:17 One of my greatest desires was to travel to Israel and that became a reality a couple of years ago. I was able to gaze on the sea where He walked on the water, fed... Read more

Pearls of Grace – July 12

July 12 Carry No Baggage but holding to the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience. 1 Timothy 3:9 Its been said, A clear conscience is the worlds most comfortable pillow. Guilt, shame, fear, are all feelings that will cause us to suddenly have the need to hide from others, especially God. These emotions... Read more

Pearls of Grace – July 11

July 11 Mirroring God Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children; Ephesians 5:1 My youngest daughter Kristen, about four or five years old at the time, had been playing school with her dolls most of the morning pretending to be the teacher. She had lined them all up on her bed like eager little... Read more