HAVE YOU LOST YOUR SONG?

by Anita Mondragon
 
It seems that the world is in chaos.
 
Just a few short weeks ago, life was normal.  Everyday folks got up and did the same old thing.  Each day was just another day in paradise.
 
We got up at the same time, took showers, got dressed, grabbed a bite to eat on the run, dropped off the kids at school or daycare, got stuck in traffic, and finally made it to work just in the nick of time.  Some of us loved going to our jobs…most of us did not!  But we went nevertheless because it was the “norm”.
 
Then the virus hit.

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Attitude

by Anita Mondragon
 
As many of you know, my refrigerator is full of quotes, bible verses, and phrases that have changed my perspective about life.  The following is a quote by Chuck Swindoll.  At this time, when the world is in an uproar and life is uncertain, this particular quote surely fits the situation of our circumstances!  Take a look… 
 
“Attitude”
 
“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life.  It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than success, than what other people think or say or do.  It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill.  It will make or break a company…a church…a home.  The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day.  We cannot change our past…we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way.  We cannot change the inevitable.  The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude.  I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it.  And so it is with you.  We are in charge of our attitude.” -Chuck Swindoll


What’s Next?

by Anita Mondragon
 
WHAT’S NEXT?
 
During this time of uncertainty, things look quite grim.  Nothing on the news but death, despair, pain, suffering, business after business closing, unemployment, food rationing…all BAD news…nothing good these days!  I’m sure we all at one time or another have momentairly become fearful, wondering “What’s next??”
 
But the Bible says in 2 Timothy 4:8,  “There is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord… will award to me on that day.” 
 
If you KNOW Jesus as your Lord and Savior, no matter what happens…you can welcome what comes next!  Don’t dwell on what is going on around you at this time.  Fix your eyes on what is eternal!  Then, TRUST God!   –
 
2 Corinthians 4:18 “So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”


Peace Be Still

by Anita Mondragon
 
During this time when the storms of life seem to be unending, we can call on Jesus to step into our situation and we WILL find peace! 
 
PEACE…BE STILL
 
When on life’s stormy ocean
My ship’s tossed to and fro,
 
While sinking fast and drowning, 
He reminds me where to go.

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No Need To Fear

by Anita Mondragon
 

I have been in self quarantine for a week or more and watching a lot of TV. The other day I was watching Lord of the Rings-Two Towers. When the evil armies were attacking Helms Deep, it looked as though evil was going to triumph over good,but then, out of no where, Gandalf and his armies come to the rescue and vanquished the evil foe! That’s when I remembered the following verses… It renewed my thinking to recall that the Lord is at my side…always! There is no need to fear!

Watching the news these last few days, I have found myself quoting the following chapter in Psalm aloud. Remember these words…fear not. Be at peace. “It will NOT come near you!”-Anita

The Message (MSG)

-Psalm

91 1-13 You who sit down in the High God’s presence,
spend the night in Shaddai’s shadow,
Say this: “God, you’re my refuge.


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Unusual Times

by Clem Fitzsimmons
 
What if God has taken away the things that (we think) are so important to give us more of what we really need: Himself. The very Giver of life, the One who made everything (John 1:3) and in Whom ‘we live and move and have our being’ (Acts 17:28) knows what we need. Many times I have held regret over certain things not coming to pass in life, or have lamented certain things that have happened. I think most of us have.
 
This is a fallen world and a land this side of Heaven. And yet, I can’t help but wonder that if Christ is who He says He is, namely the Word, the One who made us and in Whom we have our being, then there must be no other Person who would know us and what it is we need like He does. Call on Him today, throw yourself on the mercy of God for He delights ‘to show mercy’ (Micah 7:18).

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JESUS DOESN’T CARE!

By Anita Mondragon

Some of you may be scratching your head right now saying, “Now…wait a minute!  I thought this was a Godly blog…”


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BLOOD…OR WATER? WHICH ONE SAVES?

By Anita Mondragon

In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace.  Eph. 1:7

the blood of Jesus Christ, God’s Son cleanses us from all sin. -1 John 1: 7 (b)


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HOLDING ON…BUT, TO WHAT?

By Anita Mondragon

For we have become partakers of Christ, if we hold fast the beginning of our assurance firm until the end -Hebrews 3:14

Then his wife said to him, “Do you still hold fast your integrity? Curse God and die!” -Job 2:9

“You shall fear the LORD your God; you shall serve Him and cling to Him, and you shall swear by His name. -Deut. 10:20

But examine everything carefully; hold fast to that which is good; -1 Thes. 5:21

Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful; -Hebrews 10:23


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“COME WITH ME…IF YOU WANT TO LIVE!”

By Anita Mondragon

 

SUICIDE IS RUNNING RAMPANT IN THE WORLD TODAY.  IT IS EVEN PREVELANT IN CHILDREN AS YOUNG AS 9 YEARS OLD!  AS I THOUGHT ABOUT THIS FACT, I RECALLED THE EIGHT WORDS SPOKEN IN A MOVIE…COME WITH ME IS YOU WANT TO LIVE!

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One Response to “Forgiven- A Daily Devotional”

  1. Anita says:

    What a great prayer! As Believers, this is the kind of stuff we should be seeking God for on a daily basis!
    Thanks for the reminder sister Francine!
    -anita

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