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    Awesome. There is such great insight to your messages!

    I'm going to start calling you the "Red Bird Whisperer"

    Truth is available only to those who have the courage to question whatever they think they know.

    Mark 7:34 “Ephphatha,” that is, “Be opened.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joidevivre View Post
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    The “dry bones” in Ezekiel is symbolic of so many things we need to recover from. There is illness, loss, depression, wounds, emptiness and just plain tiredness. There we find ourselves, in Ezekiel’s valley, just another stack of old, dry bones.

    God spoke and said, “Dry bones…I am now going to make breath come into you and you will live.”
    The breath of God, his very essence, is a symbol of life and restoration.

    The next time you have a “dry bones” feeling, give yourself to the Breath-Maker – the Life Giver. Feel his breath filling your bones. Listen to his voice.

    Your spirit will experience a coming together much like the dry bones coming together into life.
    That's one of my favorite passages

    EZEKIEL 37:4 Then he said to me, "Prophesy to these bones and say to them, ’Dry bones, hear the word of the LORD!

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    "Admiration"

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    How many times have we looked out the window and viewed God's beautiful creation? Whether it's a cardinal dressed in an exquisite red robe, or a bright, brilliant rainbow. Take time to admire the little creations, they are often the most beautiful.





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    Blue_ladybug is innocent, as we know in scripture " all people who like orange tabbies are innocent."
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    LOL.. I'll use that defense the next time I get accused of something.. lol


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    Quote Originally Posted by blue_ladybug View Post
    "Admiration"

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    How many times have we looked out the window and viewed God's beautiful creation? Whether it's a cardinal dressed in an exquisite red robe, or a bright, brilliant rainbow. Take time to admire the little creations, they are often the most beautiful.
    Excellent! Loved it!
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    If there is a situation that completely tires you or frustrates you to the point of anger and bitterness, try re-framing. You just need a different way of looking at it.
    There are many ways to re-frame, but the best answer is to ask God to show you how he wants you to see something. You might be surprised, and find that he will usually be in the picture in some way.

    Sometimes we need to re-frame difficult people.
    Sometimes our present struggles.
    Sometimes the image we have of ourselves.
    Sometimes even our understanding of God, himself.
    Sometimes it is the routine of our work.

    Maybe it is time to take down the “pictures” you have on the wall of your mind, re-frame them and get a new perspective.

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    "Trust"

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    Do you find it easy to trust others? Or yourself? When other people betray you and let you down, remember that there is One who you can trust with your life and soul, and He will never betray you or let you down. His name is Jesus.





    Quote Originally Posted by pottersclay View Post
    Blue_ladybug is innocent, as we know in scripture " all people who like orange tabbies are innocent."
    Quote Originally Posted by blue_ladybug View Post
    LOL.. I'll use that defense the next time I get accused of something.. lol


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    "Only a person who risks is free"

    "Honor God, eat, play, laugh"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joidevivre View Post
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    If there is a situation that completely tires you or frustrates you to the point of anger and bitterness, try re-framing. You just need a different way of looking at it.
    There are many ways to re-frame, but the best answer is to ask God to show you how he wants you to see something. You might be surprised, and find that he will usually be in the picture in some way.

    Sometimes we need to re-frame difficult people.
    Sometimes our present struggles.
    Sometimes the image we have of ourselves.
    Sometimes even our understanding of God, himself.
    Sometimes it is the routine of our work.

    Maybe it is time to take down the “pictures” you have on the wall of your mind, re-frame them and get a new perspective.
    A Red Bird picture I didn't have!

    Truth is available only to those who have the courage to question whatever they think they know.

    Mark 7:34 “Ephphatha,” that is, “Be opened.”

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    Your refuge is the place where most of your thoughts are.

    Some people take refuge in a certain person, an addiction, escapes, lies, and even their own control of things. Only to find it is all like a leaky umbrella.

    God offers us a refuge – a secret place where we can learn to dwell in. It is a place of protection, deliverance, angelic help and immediate answers when we call (Ps. 91:9-16)

    For those who have God as a refuge, all fears are groundless. By giving us a refuge, God shows how concerned he is for our wellbeing. He calls himself a high tower, a fortress, a hiding place, a rock of shelter.

    Let your faith rest in His presence at all times. To be safe from fears within and without. There are times when it is wise to say nothing and just silently rest.

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    SCRIPTURAL DEFINITIONS OF SAFE:

    Confidence and trust
    Deliverance
    Peace
    Completeness
    Security
    Certainty
    Become strong
    At rest

    Psa. 4:8 “For you alone, O Lord, will keep me safe”.

    Believe.

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    There you go.
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    Hate to be a sellout, but here's my testimony: http://christianchat.com/testimonies...ml#post2937513

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    Joi, this is the picture you revised for me after Tequila went "home". You made the cat more orange, though..lol


    Quote Originally Posted by Joidevivre View Post
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    SCRIPTURAL DEFINITIONS OF SAFE:

    Confidence and trust
    Deliverance
    Peace
    Completeness
    Security
    Certainty
    Become strong
    At rest

    Psa. 4:8 “For you alone, O Lord, will keep me safe”.

    Believe.





    Quote Originally Posted by pottersclay View Post
    Blue_ladybug is innocent, as we know in scripture " all people who like orange tabbies are innocent."
    Quote Originally Posted by blue_ladybug View Post
    LOL.. I'll use that defense the next time I get accused of something.. lol


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    Quote Originally Posted by blue_ladybug View Post
    Joi, this is the picture you revised for me after Tequila went "home". You made the cat more orange, though..lol
    ==========================================

    such a beautiful, artistic expression, TY so much Joi!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joidevivre View Post
    Safe.jpg

    SCRIPTURAL DEFINITIONS OF SAFE:

    Confidence and trust
    Deliverance
    Peace
    Completeness
    Security
    Certainty
    Become strong
    At rest

    Psa. 4:8 “For you alone, O Lord, will keep me safe”.

    Believe.
    Amen

    2 TIMOTHY 1:12 For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to
    keep
    that which I have committed unto him against that day.
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    Intentionally look at yourself and ask these questions:

    1. Am I hungry for the Word of God and search the scriptures often?
    2. Do I have a new perspective on life – less self-centered and more Christ centered?
    3. Am I changing and letting go of old habits?
    4. Am I experiencing increasing freedom?
    5. Do I have peace of mind?
    6. Is my faith stronger than my fears?
    7. Do I know my motives behind what I do?
    8. Is my personal relationship with Christ deepening?
    9. Do I pray with faith?
    10. Am I worshiping with joy?
    11. Am I reaching out with love especially to the unlovable?
    12. Am I depending more upon grace?
    13. Do I know what I need?
    14. Have I prayed about it?

    Have you taken your spiritual “selfie” today?

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    We think a lot about how we are to serve others. But it is much more difficult to let ourselves be served. We don’t want to be a burden to others, or feel indebted. So we usually say, “No thanks – I’m okay – I can handle this, etc.”

    To experience the fullness of Christ, we must let others help us. To not do so, is to cut yourself off from all the ways in which he desires to be there for you. His name is Helper. And he has chosen to work through all the people around you. He has given them gifts in which to bless you. He inspires their thoughtfulness.

    Let them have the pleasure of sharing themselves with you. The next time someone offers to help you, just say “Thank you – that would be SO nice.”

    Jesus gave us example when he let Mary pour expensive perfume over his feet.

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    anyone ever notice that those who are appointed to 'witness/share' their hard earned wisdom
    are usually ignored by all of the 'big talkers' here???

    Joi, your latest post is so beautiful and profound for those who are in need of guidance and help-
    in growing-up in Jesus Christ, so many helpful hints and personal experiences shared in love...

    we thank Jesus for your in-depth and meaningful words that are such a help to all that read,
    a road-map really, it's always there, just waiting for each one of us to grab a-hold of the miracles
    that are so lovingly given via the Love and Sacrifice of our Messiah...

    TY and GBY...

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    In what ways have you been served when you have been ill? When you have been sad? When you have been in need of provisions? When you just needed to feel loved? When you have needed encouragement? When you have needed help? Give a lot of thought to these questions.
    Because these are the ways you are asked to serve others.

    Jesus said that whatever you do for the least of these, .you have done unto me. And there are times when we do need to reframe a difficult person and see Jesus there instead.

    Never lose sight of the goal of serving people no matter what service or business you are in. Sometimes money begins to take precedence Or it can even be serving your own joy in doing the work.

    When someone thanks you, never say “No problem”. Instead say, “It was my pleasure to do this for you…” Cause the person to feel cherished.

    Pray and ask what the needs are in the people around you, and how best you can serve that need.
    We are the hands, feet and voice of Christ. His body - putting flesh to his compassions.

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    Right-click, save image, copy paste text into word document and put into Red Bird folders.

    Done..





    Quote Originally Posted by pottersclay View Post
    Blue_ladybug is innocent, as we know in scripture " all people who like orange tabbies are innocent."
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    LOL.. I'll use that defense the next time I get accused of something.. lol


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    As a child, remember how comforting and safe those forts we built were? Or the tree house? Or that tent that sheltered us? Even the blanket we slept under seemed to protect us from the unseen things of the night.
    That need to be sheltered never goes away completely.

    So God tells us that He is The Refuge – The Rock – The Covering – The Fortress – The Hiding Place.
    All we need do is imagine ourselves hidden in the crevice of The Rock, or protected on all sides inside of The Fortress. We can see ourselves completely covered as a mother hen gathers her chicks under her wings. In our Hiding Place.

    The problem is keeping our thoughts there. Sometimes we find ourselves miles away from that shelter. But whatever has pulled you away, just take it by the hand and bring it back with you into that safe place.

    And stay there.

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