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It's December 16; Good Morning Union

Well, this is it! Success on your last day of exams and then have a GREAT Christmas break. Hope to see all of you on January 11, except those who are graduating! To you, a hearty congratulations!

And now my final GMU of the semester!

“Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking up into heaven? This same Jesus who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way as you have seen Him go into heaven.”   Acts 1:11

It's December 15; Good Morning Union

“Exceeding great and precious promises are given to us, so that through them we may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.”      2 Peter 1:4

I KNEW there was a good reason to be fixing God’s word, especially His promises, in my mind and heart! I learned three things this morning as I mused on this verse on my walk:

It's December 14; Good Morning Union

FINALLY!! It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!! Enjoy while you can; the weatherman says it may not last long!

OK, back to GMU:

“Praise the Lord all nations…”       Psalm 117

When I was in graduate school my wife and I would memorized whole chapters of Scripture. This is the one we learned during test week! It only has two verses!

                Praise the Lord all nations,

It's December 11; Good Morning Union

“No good thing does the Lord withhold from those who walk uprightly.”               Psalm 84:11

It's December 10; Good Morning Union

“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”      2 Corinthians 12: 9,10

Just recently this verse keeps coming up in my mind and heart as I spend quite time (out walking) with God. What a great reminder; actually three “reminders”:

It's December 9; Good Morning Union

“I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that He is able to keep that which I have committed to Him against that day”2 Timothy 1:12

It's December 8; Good Morning Union

“If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and will heal their land.”    2 Chronicles 7:14

It's December 7; Good Morning Union

“If you shall ask anything in my name, I will do it.”   John 14:14

It's December 4; Good Morning Union

“In all your ways acknowledge Him and he will direct your paths.”     Proverbs 3:6

I still value my personal axiom for applying the Bible to my life— “If it’s important to God it’s clear in His word.” I still divide God’s word into three parts (old and new testament are not two of them!).

That which I don’t understand at all
That which I’m trying to understand and making progress
That which is clear

It's December 3; Good Morning Union

1 John 1:9 says, “If I confess my sins He is faithful and just to forgive my sins and to cleanse me from all unrighteousness.” Today’s verse says that I find mercy when I do two things and fail if I do one thing. Mercy comes with confessing and forsaking; failure comes by concealing. It’s not that hard to understand, but oh so hard to apply when I am in the middle of dealing with my bad choices in life. It’s so much easier to hide than confess.


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