My First Active Rain Devotional..

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Hi Everyone,

It is a wonderful day to be alive! I am so glad that Mike invited me to this group! I am really enjoying getting started here on ActiveRain.. I hope this is an encouragement to someone..

I was reading my Bible the other night, and had just bought a MSG (Message) Bible for my wife Gayle. I was comparing verses from one to the other and really enjoying the way alot of the MSG Bible reads. I ran across one of my favorite verses and just had one of those WOW moments..

The verse: KJV first, then MSG

Jeremiah 33:3 Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.

Now the MSG Version..

Jeremiah 33:3 Call to me and I will answer you, I'll tell you marvelous and wondrous things that you could never figure out on your own.

Is that AMAZING.. Look at the contrast. He will answer us and tell us marvelous and wondrous things that WE COULD NEVER figure out on our own...

Ok, it's not enough that I don't know it, but I could NEVER figure it out... We desperately need God in every area of our lives. Remember, "He will lead us and guide us into all truth and righteousness"..

The bible tells us that if any lack wisdom we can "ask the Father".. One of the most amazing things I have learned about my God is that no matter what our situation is, no matter what it looks like, the wisdom of God to deal with anything is always available to us simply for the asking.

We only get ourselves into trouble when we think we know more than God, or think that His Word does not apply to our lives and situation.

I have NOTHING that did not come from God "Who supplies all my need according to His riches and glory thru Christ Jesus!"... He is faithful, He is IN-CONTROL, and He loves us all so much...

Have a wonderful evening my friends!
God bless you all!

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Mike Frazier
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Joe, thank you so much for joining the group. This is an excellent post about being connectted with the Lord and letting him direct us. You are going to be blessed by all the Godly people here!

April 19, 2012 07:25 AM #1
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Joe Smith
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Thank you Mike, I am ALREADY blessed by the wonderful posts I have read in here.. Have a blessed day!

April 19, 2012 08:10 AM #2
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Than Maynard
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Joe: Hi Joe! Welcome to AR and SpiritualRain.

I use my phone for reading my Bible(s). When I have trouble (often) understanding a verse I can switch from version to version (NIV, HCSB, ESV, CEB and several others). Mostly I use CEB, NIV and HCSB.

April 20, 2012 07:53 AM #3
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Joe Smith
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Hi Than, Thank you for commenting! Yea, I use my phone also because I have so many versions on it. Have a great day!

April 20, 2012 08:26 AM #4
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Bob & Bonnie Horning
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Welcome Joe! I am currently reading the Message bible through. I like to read a different version each year and there seems to be plenty of them. I absolutely love the way the Message phrases things. It takes much of the religion out of it. As Bill Johnson says, "Religion builds walls and relationship with Jesus builds bridges. Only one of these leads to people." Have a Blessed time here on AR. - Bob

April 22, 2012 05:34 PM #5
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Hey Bob and Bonnie, Thanks for the warm welcome.. Yea, religion kills, Relationship gives LIFE! Have a Blessed evening..

April 22, 2012 06:32 PM #6
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Joni Staples
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Wow! You're very first devotional sure came out with a bang! GREAT job!! Subscribing. Can't wait for your second!

May 01, 2012 09:03 PM #7
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