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Poured Out Blessings
by Janie Buck
Date: 07.03.2008
Father God has poured me into the "form" or "mold" of devine truth so that I have a compelling desire to know and obey Him. This has happened as I have read and studied the Bible. St. Peter wrote that we should be "like newborn babies, long for the pure mild of the Word, so that you may grow in respect to salvation, if you have tasted the kindness of the Lord." (I Peter 2:2)

And we can do more than tast, we can feast on God's Word. He has blessed us beyond measure, and will continue to bless us as we read and study the Bible. Then we will say, Thank you, Father! Jesus said, "Blessed are those who hunder and thirst after righteousness for they shall be filled."

If you are not hungery for the Word of God there is a reason. Maybe you have not even opened your Bible lately. Or you may not have a modern translation that makes it easier to understand. Or you are indulging in a practice that you know is sin. And maybe you have not confessed your sins. "If we confess our sins He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (I John 1:9) This is a very inportant verse for by confession of sins we are forgiven and made clean inside.

I am reading through the John McArther's study Bible and his study notes help me understand more than ever before. I read a chapter and then read the notes that explain the meaning of words. There are many good study Bibles but McArther's is the best one I've ever used. I have used many different translations and gained much from seeing the God's Word is slightly different ways. Most churches have libraries where you can check out a translation different from the one you own. Try it and see if you gain new insight in its meaning.
Freedom In Christ
by Janie Buck
Topic: Journal
Date: 07.03.2008
When be become a Christian we are changed. How so? The Bible teaches that people are under the control of Satan until they know that Jesus is the only way to Father God. So when we open our heart to the Lord Jesus and ask Him to come into our life, we are joined to Him. We are then One-one. Two persons living in one body. We don't becme Him and He doesn't become us. We can ignore Him and go about our life as if He was still in heaven, or we can submit to His Lordship and live in harmony with Him.

There is one way to grow in faith and that is by reading the Bible and prayer. The Bible is God's Word. It is holy because holy men of old wrote it as they were led by the Lord Himself. We can trust every word in it and order our life by what we learn. It is real "soul food." And it is as necessary to our spiritual life as physical food is to our body. If we neglect it we will be weak spiritually. And when temptation comes we will give in and even do things we know are wrong.

Jesus is our Master and everyday we need to submit ourself to Him. He has set us free from sin and Satan and enabled us to be "obedient from the heart to that form of teaching which we are committed. He has freeded us from sin and we have become slaves to righteousness." (Romans 6:17-18)

And glory, glory! "If the Son sets you free you are free indeed." And He has! Lord, work in me so I will not get entanged in sin because sin has no claim on me since Jesus has set me free. I am free indeed! Thank you for giving me a compelling desire to know and obey God's Word." (I Peter 2:2)

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