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8 years ago  ::  Apr 13, 2010 - 11:13AM #11
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Roger, that is an amazing testimony. While I did not lose everything all at once like that, I have also lost so much...everything, in fact, including my partner, friends, family, reputation, identity (and life savings as a result) over the last eight years. It is devastating, and can really present a challenge for faith. But when we turn toward God with a soft and teachable heart, he will renew our heart and mind in Christ. Refinement hurts but the outcome can be beautiful. Thanks for sharing your testimony and your encouragement. I appreciate everyone's prayers as I continue to learn to let go of everything "me"....

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8 years ago  ::  Apr 15, 2010 - 2:21PM #12
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Dear Father,.... we come in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. As we examine our hearts this morning Dear Lord, help us to find forgiveness there, for the ones who have hurt us. Even though the memories are there, help us to remember that we ourselves are not perfect. Help us to find the seeds of love and understanding toward our brothers and sisters,…and all mankind!……. 


Sometimes when we have been hurt, or rejected, the pain remains long after the deed has been done. Cleanse our hearts today Lord. Create in us, a clean heart and renew a right spirit within us. Help us to remember the words Jesus spoke from the cross,…   "Forgive them Father, for they know not what they do." Please help us look beyond their faults and see what,…You see. You looked beyond our faults and saw our great need of You and,…Your love. Help us to look beyond our brother's faults and know that they too, need Your love, and our love,…as well……. 


Sometimes a hurting person, a person who has been cruelly treated, a rejected person, or one who has a very poor image of themselves, can be insensitive to the needs and feelings of others, because they have become embedded,…in their own pain. Help that one, in emotional pain today Dear Lord. Please minister to those who are ill , or in physical pain. Both illness and physical pain,can hamper ones feelings of love and well-being, and can sometimes affect one's outward attitudes,…toward the world!……. 


Yes, Dear Lord,…help us to look past the external and search for the internal value of each other. Help us to give the benefit of the doubt, when evaluating one another. Help each of us to lead by example, even when we sometimes, feel the pain,…ourselves. Let us count it all joy, as we look unto You, to heal and comfort us, knowing that You love us and understand us,…intimately!……. 


Help us to remember when our own pain emerges, that we can stop right then and there, and pray for a forgiving heart, pray for the one who has hurt us,…(even though they may not be among the living), for these… (“PRAYERS NULLIFY BITTERNESS”)… of heart. Each time we think upon that one who has hurt us, let us turn to you in prayer, for you have the power to change the hearts of men and women,…alike!……. 


Let us pray for the enlightenment of others, and for ourselves,…as well……. 


If we hope to be forgiven, we must forgive from our hearts. Please teach us to have loving and forgiving hearts, for Thine is the Kingdom, the Power, and the Glory!...   Amen.



With All Of My Love,

Your Friend;



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