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A Home-grown Cure for a Shortened Attention Span (SAS)

A HOME-GROWN CURE FOR A SHORTENED ATTENTION SPAN (SAS)
What Happened to My Attention Span?

I’m that person they talk about when they write articles about Shortened Attention Spans (SAS) due to the Internet and the constant access to digital information.  (Notice the link above? I had to stop writing and find an article to link. I didn’t read the whole thing, sent it to my Kindle for later, but the info looked pretty good. Let me know.)

I prefer my information in short paragraphs and preferably bullet-pointed. Give me a list of 5 solutions, 10 tips, or 3 danger signs and I will print it right away and put it on the read pile. The guest bed in my office serves as a credenza of sorts and is piled with books and papers. I constantly send things to my printer, my Kindle, my phone, the guest bed and OneNote. I save, save, save for later and later never comes. Continue reading

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ARE YOU A WALKING BIBLE?

Spiritual Affirmation
Reading and obeying God’s Word will cause you to walk a straight path.

Walking Bibles
“Give me understanding, and I will keep Your law

 and obey it with all my heart.” Psalm 119:34

Determine to PRACTICE whatever you read. Christians should be walking Bibles, living the truths written. The Word is not only a guide to knowledge, but a guide to obedience. A holy reading of God’s Word, results in our fleeing from sins, and practicing the duties commanded.

“I have kept my feet from every evil path so that I
 might obey Your word.” Psalm 119:101

Read more by Puritan pastor Thomas Watson.

NEW BIBLE STUDY: 1 JOHN

How to Know You Have Eternal Life (11 lessons) 
Join me as we dig deep into the book of 1 John.

How do you know if you’re really born again? What does it mean to be holy. . . to love God? Find answers to these and other questions as you take a look back at the fundamentals of Christian beliefs.

Beginning Wednesday, January 18 at 6:30.
Aloma Church

For more details or to register please contact Janice at abiding@cfl.rr.com.

Jesus Loved Me to Death

For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom
every family in heaven and on earth derives its name, that He
would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be
strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man,
so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that
you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to
comprehend
with all the saints what is the breadth and
length and height and depth,
and to know the love of
Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you
may be filled up to all the fullness of God. (Eph 3:14-19)

 Christ loves us with agape love.

 Agape love is a pure affection for another that imparts value and worth
prizing and protecting that one at all costs. It is a choice, a decision,
and a commitment.

 Agape love never gives up, always believes the best, always acts on behalf
of others to meet their needs, gives at all costs – even to the death – and
lasts forever. (see 1 Cor. 13:4-8)

 Jesus loves me this I know, for the Bible tells me so. Come with the
faith of a little child and receive the sufficient, infinite, unconditional,
and supernatural love of Christ.

 Are you so busy trying to earn Jesus love that you cannot rest in it?

 I agape you! I pray that this message of love will penetrate a place in your
heart that may be empty or bitter or hard or unforgiving or hurting or hating.
Ask the Spirit to show you where you need to apply this love, to yourself in
believing by faith or to others by acting in agape.

Book of Hebrews Word Cloud

Sixty-Six Clouds is a visual exploration of word frequency in the Bible.
Follow this link to see more. Posters available. Book on the way.

Wise Words on Proverbs 18:10

The name of the LORD is a strong tower;
the righteous runs into it and is safe. (Proverbs 18:10.)

Here is,
1. God’s sufficiency for the saints: His name is a strong tower for them, in which they may take rest when they are weary and take sanctuary when they are pursued, where they may be lifted up above their enemies and fortified against them. There is enough in God, and in the discoveries which he has made of himself to us, to make us easy at all times. The wealth laid up in this tower is enough to enrich them, to be a continual feast and a continuing treasure to them. The strength of this tower is enough to protect them; the name of the Lord is all that whereby he has made himself known as God, and our God, not only his titles and attributes, but his covenant and all the promises of it; these make up a tower, a strong tower, impenetrable, impregnable, for all God’s people.

2. The saints’ security in God. It is a strong tower to those who know how to make use of it as such. The righteous, by faith and prayer, devotion towards God and dependence on him, run into it, as their city of refuge. Having made sure their interest in God’s name, they take the comfort and benefit of it; they go out of themselves, retire from the world, live above, dwell in God and God in them, and so they are safe, they think themselves so, and they shall find themselves so. 

Henry, M. (1996, c1991). Matthew Henry’s commentary on the whole Bible : Complete and unabridged in one volume (Pr 18:10). Peabody: Hendrickson.

This Incomparable Book!

This Incomparable Book!
(Thomas Brooks, “Apples of Gold” 1660)

The whole of Scripture is but one entire love
letter
, dispatched from the Lord Christ, to
His beloved spouse!

Oh! the mysteries, the excellencies, the glories
which are in this incomparable book! There
are none so useful, none so needful, none so
delightful, none so necessary to make you
happy and to keep you happy–as this!

Ah! the Word of the Lord is . . .
  a light to guide you,
  a counselor to counsel you,
  a comforter to comfort you,
  a staff to support you,
  a sword to defend you,
  a physician to cure you!

More. . .