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    Step 2

    Wednesday, September 19, 2012, 9:25 PM [General]

    Came To Believe That A Power Greater Than Myself Could Restore Me To Sanity.

    The key to this step is willingness.  Just be willing to believe.  That's why it says came to believe (came) that means it's a process.

    Someone of us have never believed in anything.  We have had no prior experience with  God that we can recall.  We have heard about him but we haven't had a personal relationship with him that we can recall.

    Let's discuss that.

    I thought the same way.  I grew up in church and the church that I grew up in we had a Mother's board (the Mother's of the Church) and they would always testify during Sunday evening service.

    If you never experience testimony service it would go something like this:

    Mother Fuller would stand up and say "I thank the Lord for my health and strength.  I thank the Lord that the bed that I laid down in last night was not my cooling board."

    Mother Jones would say "I thank the Lord for my being my healer and mind regulator."

    And Mother Nash would say "I thank the Lord for being my all and all and supplying my every need.  I thank him for being a way out of no way.  I thank him for being my protection, my shield, my rod and my banner."

    The whole church would start shoutin'.  I didn't know what they were really talkin' about because I didn't have a personal experience with God.

    It wasn't until I had a problem that I couldn't fix that I found out what they were talking about.

    For me the problem was drugs and alcohol.  You always think when you first start that you can stop whenever you want to but if you find that you can't than your going to need some help.

    It doesn't have to be drugs or alcohol but whatever it is that you can't stop and you need help most of the time human power can't help you.

    Your going to need God.  It's o.k. if you don't have any experience with him like me when I had my first encounter with him.

    The only requirement is that you be willing to believe.

    I knew I couldn't do it on my own.  I needed God.

    I just simply said "God I don't know if your real or not but if you are please help me!

    Yes, I just simply cried out to God.  I was at my witts in.  I had no where else to turn.

    And if you are in the same position to try God.  Why not you have tried everything else and it hasn't worked.

    Self will didn't work.  Friends haven't worked.  Family haven't worked.  The job, the car, the house, etc.  None of that stuff has worked.

    So why not try God?

    Listen, if God doesn't work you can always go back to being your same old miserable self.

    Your misery is refundable.

    But if you try this new way of life and find out that it's a much better life what have you lost?

    Even if you believe in Darwinism (the big bang theory) well, who created the Bang!

    Somebody had to make it go Bang!  Because science says there's cause and effect.

    What caused the Bang?   And if were created from monkies than that is a contradiction of science when states that like cells produce like cells.

    Monkey cells aren't the same DNA has humans.  I have studied Anatomy and Physiology and in none of the books were human cells considered compatible with monkey cells.  Well, in all honesty they say that the monkey is 93% compatible but 93% is not 100%.   A 100% is what it would take to reproduce another human.

    Anyway, we can debate all night but the point is that you just simply have to be willing to try God.

    That is the beginning of your restoration to becoming whole.  It is said that "All men of courage trust their God."

    How courageous are you?

    Let's take this step of belief.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    Step 2 "Came To Believe That A Power Greater Than Myself Could Restore Me To Sanity.:

    Monday, September 17, 2012, 11:27 PM [General]

    Step 2-Came to Believe That A Power Greater Than Myself Could Restore Me to Sanity.

    This step separates the men from the boys.  Here we have to have faith.  We must believe that God can restore our minds.

    I know your thinking that there is nothing wrong with your mind but if you have a problem with drugs and alcohol or anything else that you may be unable to stop that there may be something wrong with your thinking.

    The medical society call it a mental illness if your drinking and drugging and won't stop.  They say it's something wrong with anyone who will over do anything to the point where it will kill you.

    We often believe that we're not hurting anyone with our drinking, etc. but the truth is that it affects everyone around you.

    Alcohol is a family diease.  It affects the whole entire family. 

    We are in a delusion if we believe that we don't hurt our family and children.

    The alcoholic is selfish, self centered and self seeking.  This journey will lead to a new life!   You can do it!

    I have faith and you and remember if no one told you that they love you today I do.

    Think on Step 2 and we will continue tomorrow.  Think about your relationship with God, your beliefs and what you do and don't believe and we will start from there building a strong foundation.

    Remember you only have to be willing to believe.

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    Step 1 "I Am Powerless Over....And My Life Is Unmanageable

    Tuesday, September 11, 2012, 9:33 PM [General]

    Yeah, that's right it's that time again.  It's time to go over the twelve steps and do some self appraisal.  It is the intention of these steps to change our outlook and to change our lives.  We're going to do a self appraisal.  Our intentions are to ALWAYS look at SELF.

    Now let's pause and go look in the mirror and say "Lord, I Have A Problem."  Then say "The Problem is Me."

    The problem ain't yo' Momma, Daddy, Sista or Brother!  It's YOU!

    No matter what THEY" did it is still YOU!

    We don't have anymore excuses.  We must take control of our own lives.

    If you were abused mentally, physically, psychologically or you had other misfortunes happen to you.

    PAUSE,  You are not what happened to you.  You are not the bad names you were called.  You are not.... fill in the blanks.

    You are divinely created on Purpose With A Purpose.

    O.k.  Let's get started.

    Lord, Reveal the truth about me to me.  Reveal every hidden lie to me about me.  Reveal every deception that I have about myself.  Remove every wall of limitation I have set up so that I can accomplish what you will have me to do.  Let me walk in purpose and destiny.  Remove all fear from me and replace it with boldness.  Open all doors of opportunity.  Replace EGO (Edging God Out) with humility.

    Let me be has your word says "Those who know their God do great exploits."

    Recreate Me.  Restore the years that the canker worm ate up.  And let me be a blessing to you and your Kingdom.

    In Jesus Name,

    Amen

    Remember to say that prayer daily (3) per day and pray and God to deliver you from whatever your powerless over (daily).

    Step 1

    Let's break this step down.  It says I am Powerless over.....

    This is the first part of Step 1.  The very admission that I have a problem is the beginning of my surrender.  If your anything like me you have tried every way imaginable to do what your doing.

    It's denial that keeps us doing it.  Denial and it ain't the "Red Sea."

    Denial is knowing that I have a problem and continuing to ignore it or make excuses for it.

    It goes like this "It ain't that bad",  "I only do it sometimes",  "I ain't as bad as so and so."

    Don't compare yourself to so and so because we can do the same things and end up with different outcomes.

    And the purpose of this diease or behavior is to fool you into believing it doesn't exist.

    That's way it's called an addiction.   Get someone to talk to about your behavior someone who will give you an honest appraisal.

    Don't call the co-signer!  You know the person who will tell you what you want to hear.

    Call the one who will tell you "Yeah, your trippin' you need to get yourself together."

    And whatever you do don't try to use that brain of yours that's a bad neighborhood don't go in their alone.

    Even God tells you to seek counsel.

    Get yourself a CLOSED MOUTH friend that you can confide in. 

    You don't have to do it alone!

    Now, back to Step 1 the second half of the Step says "And My Life Is Unmanageable."

    What's so cunning about addictive behavior is that I can't even see that my Life is unmanageable.

    I think that everything is o.k.  It's all going to work out and I am already to the curb!

    Here is the hope "Once I admit I have a problem and ask God to help me,  God says "Is that my child callin' for help?  Let me go see what's going on!"

    And once God comes on the scene he's coming to do battle on your behalf.   You know it's like when you were in school and the girls wanted to jump you and you become afraid and then all of a sudden you see you Momma a block a way coming to get you.

    All of a sudden you get some courage and you say "O.k., come on!"

    Cause you know you got some back up.

    Well, God is your back up.

    It's o.k. to have a problem.  Problems keep us dependent on God.  I think it's a requirement to be here on Earth.  THERE ARE NO PERFECT PEOPLE!

    Yes, I have a problem and God is going to solve my problem because HE is a problem solver.

     

     

     

     

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    You Can't Have My Anointing! UPDATED!!!!

    Saturday, August 25, 2012, 10:16 PM [General]

    Genesis 39 - Joseph in Potiphar’s House

     

     

    A. Joseph in Potiphar’s house.

    1. (1) Potiphar, an Egyptian official, buys Joseph.

    Now Joseph had been taken down to Egypt. And Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh, captain of the guard, an Egyptian, bought him from the Ishmaelites who had taken him down there.

    Remember that Joseph was sold into Slavery by his brothers and eventually ended up at Potiphar's house.

    a. Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh, captain of the guard, an Egyptian, bought him: The name Potiphar means “devoted to the sun.” It was a name connected with the Egyptian religious system.

    b. An officer of Pharaoh: The ancient Hebrew word officer may be translated “eunuch.” It was a common practice in ancient times to make those highest in the royal courts eunuchs, to ensure they would be wholly devoted to their king. Because this practice was common, the term came to be used for all who served in important positions in a king’s court, whether they were eunuchs or not. So we really don’t know if Potiphar was a eunuch.

    c. Captain of the guard: The idea behind this title means “chief of police,” or probably more precisely, Potiphar was head of Pharaoh’s “Secret Service,” his personal security force. He was a highly trusted official in the government of Egypt.

    2. (2-3) God is with Joseph.

    The Lord was with Joseph, and he was a successful man; and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian. And his master saw that the Lord was with him and that the Lord made all he did to prosper in his hand.

    a. The Lord was with Joseph: Joseph’s trial was probably worse than any of us have gone through. Yet God did not abandon him even in the smallest way. If God allowed Joseph to be a slave, then he would be a successful man even as a slave.

    i. We often complain to God that He put us in a terrible or difficult place. Yet God’s will is that we trust Him to bless us and make us successful (as He measures success) wherever we are.

    b. He was a successful man; and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian: Even at this early point when it seemed Joseph had no control over circumstances - and indeed, he had none - God overruled the evil or capricious choices of man to accomplish His eternal purpose.

    c. And his master saw that the Lord was with him: By his trust in God, diligent work, and blessing from God, Joseph showed Potiphar that God was real. Our bosses should see the difference Jesus makes in our lives by the way we work.

    3. (4-6) God blesses Potiphar for Joseph’s sake.

    So Joseph found favor in his sight, and served him. Then he made him overseer of his house, and all that he had he put under his authority. So it was, from the time that he had made him overseer of his house and all that he had, that the Lord blessed the Egyptian’s house for Joseph’s sake; and the blessing of the Lord was on all that he had in the house and in the field. Thus he left all that he had in Joseph’s hand, and he did not know what he had except for the bread which he ate. Now Joseph was handsome in form and appearance.

    a. He made him overseer of his house, and all that he had he put under his authority: Because of God’s blessing and Joseph’s faithfulness, God made sure Joseph was advanced in his position, even as a slave.

    i. It would have been easy for Joseph to do what we so often do: “write off” his present position because it seemed so bad (he was a slave, after all). But Joseph believed God could bless him right where he was, so he didn’t wait for a better situation to be blessed by God.

    b. The Lord blessed the Egyptian’s house for Joseph’s sake: After the same principle, blessing can be brought upon our workplace because of our presence of godliness.

    c. Thus he left all that he had in Joseph’s hand: Clearly, Joseph rose to the top, but it took a while to happen. Joseph was 17 years old when he was sold into slavery (Genesis 37:2). He was 30 when Pharaoh promoted him (Genesis 41:46), and had been in prison for two years before that (Genesis 41:1). So, he was in Potiphar’s house for 11 years. It took 11 years for the full measure of God’s blessing to be accomplished in Joseph’s life.

    i. 11 years seems like a long time. Many think if advancement is from God, it must come quickly. Sometimes this is the case, but not normally. Normally, God allows good things to develop slowly. Human children have the longest development time both in the womb and in childhood compared to animals. It takes many years for an acorn to become an oak; a squash grows overnight.

    Lord have mercy sometimes it seems like God ain't never gonna move.

    d. He left all that he had in Joseph’s hand: Imagine Joseph as a hard worker. When he came to Egypt, he was at a great disadvantage. He knew nothing of the language, culture, customs, or ways of doing business. He had to get up early and stay up late to both do his job and to learn Egyptian ways.

    i. Luther said, “Accordingly, Joseph was not only good and chaste, and not only diligently poured out prayers to God for his master, for the king, and for the whole land of Egypt, but he was also a most vigilant overseer and manager of the domestic tasks.” (cited in Boice)

    e. Now Joseph was handsome in form and appearance: Joseph’s appearance is of special note. The Bible only calls two other men beautiful: David (1 Samuel 16:12) and Absalom (2 Samuel 14:25).

    B. Joseph’s resistance to temptation and its aftermath.

    1. (7-10) The invitation of Potiphar’s wife and Joseph’s resistance.

    And it came to pass after these things that his master’s wife cast longing eyes on Joseph, and she said, “Lie with me.” But he refused and said to his master’s wife, “Look, my master does not know what is with me in the house, and he has committed all that he has to my hand. There is no one greater in this house than I, nor has he kept back anything from me but you, because you are his wife. How then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?” So it was, as she spoke to Joseph day by day, that he did not heed her, to lie with her or to be with her.

    a. His master’s wife cast longing eyes on Joseph, and she said, “Lie with me.” Potiphar’s wife was undeniably forward towards Joseph. If Potiphar was indeed a eunuch, it shows that his wife looked for sexual activity elsewhere.

    i. Perhaps Potiphar was a eunuch, and the marriage was purely a ceremonial arrangement, so she felt free to seek sexual relationships outside the marital bond.

    ii. Of course, Joseph was an attractive man, and this had something to do with it. That he seemed “out of reach” to Potiphar’s wife surely was a factor. She would not be the first or last woman who desired to seduce a man out of a sense of challenge.

    iii. Also, it seems that in the ancient world, the code of morality for women in Egypt (even married women) was loose. Egyptian women had a reputation for immorality in the ancient world.

    b. Lie with me: This was bold and strong temptation to Joseph. It reminds us that when we face strong temptations, other have faced the same. Satan wants you to think your temptation is terribly unique; that no one you know could understand what you are going through. But there is no temptation that has overtaken us except what is common among men (1 Corinthians 10:13).

    c. She spoke to Joseph day by day, that he did not heed her, to lie with her or to be with her: Joseph showed remarkable faithfulness towards God, Potiphar, and himself by resisting this temptation for so long - perhaps up to 11 years.

    i. Joseph let his faith be known. Potiphar (and others, presumably) knew Joseph was blessed because of his relationship with God (Genesis 39:3). Joseph had to have said something about his relationship with God for this to be the case.

    ii. Joseph kept busy. You don’t advance the way he did unless you are a busy worker. An old Turkish proverb says, “Men are usually tempted by the devil, but an idle man positively tempts the devil.”

    iii. Joseph was careful to never be alone with his temptation. Joseph wisely even avoided being alone around Potiphar’s wife (or to be with her).

    iv. Joseph called the act what it was: sin. He referred to this sin set before him as this great wickedness and sin against God. We want to call sin by another name. Hostility and temper are “self-expression.” Pride is “self-esteem.” Gluttony is “the good life.” Covetousness is “trying to get ahead.” Perversion is “an alternative lifestyle.” Adultery is “a cry for help in a bad marriage.”

    v. Joseph knew how greatly his sin would affect others. Often times we want to deny the harmful effects our sin will have. When we look at a charred mountainside, and all there is left is ashes and ruin, we despise the careless person who started the fire. Sin is no less destructive. Joseph never gave in to the illusion that he could do this and never be discovered, or somehow it wouldn’t matter.

    vi. Joseph knew that his sin was a sin against God. One might justify sinning against another person who has done us wrong, but how can we sin against God? David reflects this same heart in his prayer of repentance: Against You and You only have I sinned, and done this evil in Your sight (Psalm 51:4). Of course, David had also sinned against Uriah, against Bathsheba, against their child, against his family, and against his people; but those were of far less consequence than his sin against God.

    vii. Joseph just said “No!” He refused. Sometimes it just comes down to that. We have to refuse and say “no” to sin, even when we feel like saying “yes.” Knowing the fleshly inclination of men - their ability to detach sex from romance and love, and be promiscuous - this is wonderful obedience on the part of Joseph.

    d. How then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God? Obedience is much easier when we know who God is. “When I regarded God as a tyrant, I thought sin a trifle; but when I knew him to be my father, then I mourned that I could ever have kicked against him. When I thought that God was hard, I found it easy to sin; but when I found God so kind, so good, so overflowing with compassion, I smote upon my breast to think that I could ever have rebelled against one who loved me so, and sought my good.” (Spurgeon)

    2. (11-12) Joseph resists her brazen attempt at seduction.

    But it happened about this time, when Joseph went into the house to do his work, and none of the men of the house was inside, that she caught him by his garment, saying, “Lie with me.” But he left his garment in her hand, and fled and ran outside.

    a. When Joseph went into the house to do his work, and none of the men of the house was inside, that she caught him: Potiphar’s wife knew Joseph was avoiding her, so she made a deliberate plan to entrap him. Surely, it was she who made certain none of the men of the house was inside.

    b. She caught him by his garment, saying, “Lie with me.” But he left his garment in her hand, and fled and ran outside: Joseph resisted this tremendous moment of temptation when he ran outside. Joseph did what we are all supposed to do when faced with this kind of situation: he fled and ran. 2 Timothy 2:22 makes it clear: Flee also youthful lusts.

    i. If we are not actually running towards sin, we have a tendency to at least linger in its presence. But we are commanded to do the only safe thing: run away from these lusts of the flesh, and run as fast as we can.

    ii. The KJV says at  Genesis 39:12, He left the garment in her hand, and fled, and got him out. Joseph got him out. No one else was going to get him out. God provides a way of escape (1 Corinthians 10:13), but you have to take the way out.

    c. He left his garment: The idea is not that he ran away naked, but that his outer garment was stripped off. Essentially, he left in his underwear.

    d. Fled and ran outside: Joseph had to know this stand for purity would cost him dearly, but he considered it worth it.

    3. (13-18) Potiphar’s wife falsely accuses Joseph before Potiphar.

    And so it was, when she saw that he had left his garment in her hand and fled outside, that she called to the men of her house and spoke to them, saying, “See, he has brought in to us a Hebrew to mock us. He came in to me to lie with me, and I cried out with a loud voice. And it happened, when he heard that I lifted my voice and cried out, that he left his garment with me, and fled and went outside.” So she kept his garment with her until his master came home. Then she spoke to him with words like these, saying, “The Hebrew servant whom you brought to us came in to me to mock me; so it happened, as I lifted my voice and cried out, that he left his garment with me and fled outside.”

    a. He came in to me to lie with me, and I cried out with a loud voice: It must have offended and grieved Joseph to be accused under such an outrageous lie. Yet he did not seem to defend himself against this false accusation, even as Jesus was silent before His accusers (Isaiah 53:7 and Matthew 27:13-14).

    4. (19-20) Joseph is sent to prison.

    So it was, when his master heard the words which his wife spoke to him, saying, “Your servant did to me after this manner,” that his anger was aroused. Then Joseph’s master took him and put him into the prison, a place where the king’s prisoners were confined. And he was there in the prison.

    a. Then Joseph’s master took him and put him into the prison: It seems that Joseph was given a sentence of life imprisonment. This was a hard penalty, but the normal punishment for such a crime (attempted rape) by a slave upon a high official’s wife would likely be death. Joseph was given a merciful sentence.

    b. His anger was aroused: Potiphar went easy on Joseph because he suspected his wife’s role in the matter. The anger aroused may have not been directed towards Joseph, but against the wife for manipulating him into a situation where, to save face, he had to dismiss the man who made the whole household run well.

    i. “Death was the only penalty Joseph could reasonably expect. His reprieve presumably owed much to the respect he had won; and Potiphar’s mingled wrath and restraint may reflect a faint misgiving about the full accuracy of the charge.” (Kidner)

    5. (21-23) Joseph prospers, even in prison.

    But the Lord was with Joseph and showed him mercy, and He gave him favor in the sight of the keeper of the prison. And the keeper of the prison committed to Joseph’s hand all the prisoners who were in the prison; whatever they did there, it was his doing. The keeper of the prison did not look into anything that was under Joseph’s authority, because the Lord was with him; and whatever he did, the Lord made it prosper.

    a. But the Lord was with Joseph and showed him mercy: If God blessed Joseph in the pit, if He blessed Joseph the slave, we are not be surprised to see Him bless Joseph in prison. None of these terrible circumstances derailed God’s plan for Joseph’s life.

    i. The dominating theme is Joseph succeeded because of the blessing of God:

    • The Lord was with Joseph, and he was a successful man (Genesis 39:2)
    • His master saw that the Lord was with him and that the Lord made all he did to prosper in his hand (Genesis 39:3)
    • The Lord blessed the Egyptian’s house for Joseph’s sake; and the blessing of the Lord was on all that he had (Genesis 39:5)

    ii. Even after Joseph is falsely accused and thrown into prison, God still blesses:

    • But the Lord was with Joseph (Genesis 39:21)
    • The Lord was with him (Genesis 39:23)

    iii. “It is but of little consequence where the lot of a servant of God may be cast; like Joseph he is ever employed for his master, and God honours him and prospers his work.” (Clarke)

    b. The keeper of the prison committed to Joseph’s hand all the prisoners who were in the prison; whatever they did there, it was his doing: As it was in the house of Potiphar, Joseph rose to the top, becoming the chief administrator of the prison. Through his experience in both places, God sharpened the administrative skills Joseph needed to one day save his family and save the whole world

    The bottom line is this "I MAY HAVE GONE THROUGH HELL BUT YOU CAN'T TAKE MY ANOINTING!"

    David was enslaved, imprisoned, hated, lied on, deceited, envied, talked about and literally taken through HELL but he was still anointed.

    YOU CANT HAVE MY ANOINTING!!!!

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    The Enemy Wants to fight You Cause He Thinks Your Alone!

    Saturday, August 25, 2012, 9:56 PM [General]

    I am learning that the enemy ALWAYS wants to fight those he thinks are helpless and defenseless.

    Take for instance the story of David:

    The Philistine army had gathered for war against Israel. (The giants against the small)

    The two armies faced each other, camped for battle on opposite sides of a steep valley. A Philistine giant measuring over nine feet tall and wearing full armor came out each day for forty days, mocking and challenging the Israelites to fight. His name was Goliath. Saul, the King of Israel, and the whole army were terrified of Goliath.

    One day David, the youngest son of Jesse, was sent to the battle lines by his father to bring back news of his brothers. David was probably just a young teenager at the time.

    As you read the Phillistines (The Giants) had gathered for war against Israel (the small people). Bullies always want to pick on and fight those they think they can beat.

    It is always the enemies intention to catch you off charge, when your down, when all seems hopeless here he comes to pour hot coals and a already fueling fire.

    So, here's this giant shouting obscenities at the Israelites every day for forty days.

    Now if they don't make you want to ball up your fists and fight I don't know what will.

    The giant knew the Israelites were stricken with fear!   Tha's another thing the enemy will try to operate on is fear.

    I remember the first time I ever really felt real fear I was in elementary school, 24th street elementary school.  A knew girl had just came to our school and the word was out the she was huge.  She was the biggest girl any of us kids had ever saw in elementary school

    Word was out!  Watch out for the knew girl she is mean and she'll beat you up!

    When I heard the news I hadn't seen her yet and was in hopes that I never would.

    I didn't she her until her second week there at the school.  My God, she was huge.

    She had to be at least 5'6 and 150 pounds are more.  I thought to myself my God where did she come from?  We were all small little things.  How could someone in the 3rd grade get so big?

    We quickly named her Baby Daphine.  Not only was she huge she was also mean.  She took everybody's lunch money.

    She made her rounds taking everybody's lunch money I was so glad that she hadn't gotten to me  Until one day she corned me in the girls bathroom.

    I went into the girls bathroom, took care of my business and as I was coming out of the stall there she was (Baby Daphine).   She took there for a moment staring at me with this mean look on her face.

    It was the first time I really felt fear to such magnitude.  My hands and face between to sweat.  My heart started pounding and beating really fast.  I thought I was going to pass out.

    Then she said "give me your lunch money."  What?  I though to myself.  Did she say give me your lunch money?  Lunch money?  What's that?  Momma makes me a jelly sandwich cause I don't like peanut butter, a apple, juice and a bag of potatoe chips.

    My next thought was "God into presence I commit my spirit."

    Then she says "give me your lunch money or we will have to fight!"

    I had to think fast!  I didn''t want to die like this!  I am only in the 3rd grade!

    God Help!  I thought.  

    Then all of a sudden a thought came to mind I have a stye on my eye and to prove it I have a patch over my eye.

    I said "I can't fight cause my eye is hurt and the doctor said I can't fight!"

    She stood there looking at me for what seemed like eternity and then she said "oh, o.k"

    I thought "Thank You, Jesus prayer really does work."

    I don't know what happened but after that day Baby Daphine befriended me and would not let any touch me.

    Don't tell me about God's amazing grace!

    Here again the story of David tells it all.

    David was probably just a young teenager at the time. While there, David heard Goliath shouting his daily defiance and he saw the great fear stirred within the men of Israel. David responded, "Who is this uncircumcised Philistine that he should defy the armies of God?"

    Listen, the enemy can't win.  God will make your enemy your footstool!

    So David volunteered to fight Goliath. It took some persuasion, but King Saul finally agreed to let David fight against the giant. Dressed in his simple tunic, carrying his shepherd's staff, slingshot and a pouch full of stones, David approached Goliath. The giant cursed at him, hurling threats and insults.

    David said to the Philistine, "You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the Lord Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied ... today I will give the carcasses of the Philistine army to the birds of the air ... and the whole world will know that there is a God in Israel ... it is not by sword or spear that the Lord saves; for the battle is the Lord's, and he will give all of you into our hands."

    That's right tell the enemy you want to fight me because you think that I am little and by myself but you better look again devil!  MY GOD IS WITH ME!!!!

    As Goliath moved in for the kill, David reached into his bag and slung one of his stones at Goliath's head. Finding a hole in the armor, the stone sank into the giant's forehead and he fell face down on the ground. David then took Goliath's sword, killed him and then cut off his head. When the Philistines saw that their hero was dead, they turned and ran. So the Israelites pursued, chasing and killing them and plundering their camp

     

     

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