After disaster, pray

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How to pray? Bible prayers.

thesunJoshua mucked up by not praying . He basically authorized terrorists (Gibeonites) to live among the Israelites by failing to consult God before striking a deal. Lesson: To avoid failure, we ought to pray (the subject of my last post).

2fdc2dbebb2538e0ffc7c7c88dc3a844But I don’t want a downer. Who hasn’t tripped up? According to George Barna, approximately 100% of Americans fail significantly at some point in their life. Actually, I’m lying. That’s not a George Barna statistic. It’s a Rom. 3:23 statistic. And it’s experience. How many times have I failed? At least a zillon. And that’s just counting starting in 2013.

Here’s the takeaway to the bummer story. Joshua owned up to his mistakes and turned them into a winner. When fellow Canaanites realized the Gibeonites had “sold out” to the invading Israelites, they ganged up to lynch them. The Gibeonites, with a contract whose ink wasn’t…

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1 Peter 4:12

re-Ver(sing) Verses

1 Peter 4:12 - Dear friends, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come on you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you.

Dear friends, do not be surprised at the painful trial you are suffering, as though something strange were happening to you.

1 Peter 4:12 | NIV | Other Versions | Context

Brief

The book of 1 Peter was written by Peter to the Christians at a time of immense suffering and persecution. It’s pretty much a letter that was meant to comfort his fellow brothers and sisters in Christ, at the same time to encourage and affirm them to be steadfast in their faith. He wrote this letter to every Christian. To all of God’s elect – not some of them, not only the ones who were suffering. Perhaps at that time, in the early Church days, persecution was happening – at varying degrees – everywhere. Everyone was suffering when they walked into this faith whether they expected to or not. Today we may live without the persecution of…

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Be Blessed

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(¸.•´ (¸.•` ¤ Be Blessed Today