IS THERE A “KINK” IN YOUR HOSE?

By Anita Mondragon
 

Have you ever been out watering your garden?  Every flower you meet is thirsty for a drink!  With your fancy nozzle in hand, you begin showering each plant with life-giving water.

Everything is going right…the water is flowing freely.  But…then it happens!  All of a sudden, the flow of water stops!  Nothing is getting through that fancy nozzle.

WHY?  There’s a “kink” in the hose!

You see, the power is still happening at the main source-the faucet.  The problem is not the main source, it’s the conduit-the hose that got twisted.  That happened to me this morning as I was watering my garden.

The Christian Life can be the same way!  One minute, you’re so close in fellowship with God, you feel as though you can almost touch His face!  His Life-giving Water is flowing through you-spilling out on the thirsty souls you encounter.

Then, something happens in your life to twist you all up inside.  It may be health issues, loss of a job, family problems….  At any rate, the “water” stops.  The joy is gone.  Only bitterness, anger and rage are present.

There’s nothing wrong with the Power source.  God is still there in the midst of your troubles.  He’s still pouring out His words of love, peace, joy and blessing; but you can’t hear them now…the anger inside of you is too loud!

The only way to get rid of a kink in the garden hose is to walk back to where you see it twisted, and straighten it out.

The only way to rid yourself of kinks in your troubled life is to go back,  find what it is that’s twisting you all up inside, give it to Jesus-lay it down, walk away (don’t pick it back up!),  and allow HIM to straighten it out!

If you do that, His love joy and peace will once again spill out to those thirsty souls around you, pouring out Life-giving Water, and you, yourself will be refreshed!

Anita



STAND FIRM…AND WATCH THE VICTORY COME TO PASS!

By Anita Mondragon
I drew two promises this morning.  When I read them, they seemed more like an outline… bullets, points to follow.  Look at the verses below.  The first one says:

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FALLING AWAY…

By Anita Mondragon

1The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons. I Timothy 4:1

But the one who endures to the end will be saved.-Matthew 24:13
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RESTORATION…. IT’S A BEAUTIFUL THING!

By Anita Mondragon

I love restoring old things!  I believe God knows that about me, and honors that desire in me.

My husband and I have restored many things, from dilapidated houses, to old antique furniture that most thought was ready for the trash heap; however, when we got done with these things, they were beautiful and sold for a pretty penny!

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…BUT…IT CAN!

By Anita Mondragon

“But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” – Isaiah 40:31 (KJV)

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IS THAT AN ANGEL STANDING THERE? OR JUST A BUM???

By Anita Mondragon
Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it. -Hebrews 13:2 (NIV)

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“PEACE… BE STILL!”

By Anita Mondragon

When we had the funeral for our nephew, Anthony, I found myself observing the relatives from far, and wide.  I was hit with an undeniable truth: Without God in your life…there is no peace! Grief is a natural process, but some grieve without hope…others grieve, but know they can trust God for better days.

I wrote the following poem years ago for a contest I entered. I did not win that contest, but I did get to read the poem, and thus share what Jesus has done in my life! In the end…that was my real goal for entering. I share it now with you. -anita

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LEARN YOUR LESSON!

By Anita Mondragon
2To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding; 3To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and equity; 4To give subtilty to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion. 5A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels: 6To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings. 7The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction. 8My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother:” -Proverbs 1:2-8
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SAY SO!

By Anita Mondragon
I want to re-cap Pastor’s sermon yesterday. It was a reminder to all of us that have been rescued by God,  that we ought not to only bask in His Comfort…but remember he saved us so we could help others find their way to Him!

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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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