John 5:4

"For an angel of the Lord went down at certain seasons into the pool and stirred up the water; whoever then first, after the stirring up of the water, stepped in was made well from whatever disease with which he was afflicted."

In Jerusalem there was a pool called "Bethesda" which in Greek means "house of mercy".

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“You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not [a]leave him unpunished who takes His name in vain." Exodus 20:7

Many people use the phrase "God spoke to me" to justify a decision that is not aligned with the will of God. When we use the excuse "God spoke to me" we are using the name of God in vain. The word vain means ineffectual, meaning that what I do doesn’t agree with what God has said.

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Mark 9:23

“Then Jesus said to him, “‘If You can’? Everything is possible to the one who believes.”

God can do the impossible but our duty is, to do the possible which is to have faith that He will do it. We do not receive blessings for the promises that we make God, instead we receive His blessings by believing in His promises.

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“But one thing is necessary. Mary has made the right choice, and it will not be taken away from her.” (Luke 10:42)

What did Mary choose that was so necessary and the right choice she made that couldn’t be taken away from her?

Mary chose to sit at the Lord’s feet; she didn’t allow the cares and worries of life to disturb and get her away the purpose. When Jesus entered her house, she sat at His feet to hear His Word.

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Psalms 40:1

“I waited patiently for the Lord, and He turned to me and heard my cry for help.”

In another version says: "I put my hope in the Lord." To wait is to have the hope that in due time God will give us the answer for which we have cried out so much. Waiting means to be patient while the promise arrives. Many get desperate for not seeing an answer right away; they lose opportunities and delay God’s purposes.

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“The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life” Proverbs 10:11

We must pay close attention to what we say because our words describe who we are. If you are a wise and mature person, when you speak your words should be a fountain for others, for the things you say can edify, lift, build and give hope to those around you.

"Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit."

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DON’T STOP, CONTINUED ON! 

 Philippians 3:13 (HCSB)

 13 Brothers, I do not consider myself to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and reaching forward to what is ahead,” 

Things will happen in our lives that will want to paralyze us and it will be hard to go on.  Beloved, understand that everything in life has a “dawn”, that everything doesn’t end there; nor the darkest night can be stopped because it knows that after midnight dawn approaches.

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