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  • Liquid Love

    Posted on July 30, 2012 by Boyd Bailey

    “Jesus wept.” John 11:35

     

    Tears are evidence of a kind and caring heart. They are the nectar of God that brings sweet support to another suffering soul. Moist eyes make a friend feel understood and accepted. It is this tenderness of spirit that seizes a hurting heart and won’t let go until it lingers long in love. Tears create crevices of comfort where words will never lodge. Indeed, liquid love is possible for anyone whose heart has been touched by the love of Jesus. 

    When our tear ducts have dried up, our heart may have shriveled up. When we are too strong to cry, we may have become too weak to really care. When the tears of others make us uncomfortable, we may be comfortable in our own self-reliance. However, when we comprehend the compassion of Christ and see His wet eyes of love for us, we weep. He weeps over our loss, He cries for our comfort, and He hurts over our hurt. He weeps for us.

    As He [Jesus] approached Jerusalem and saw the city, He wept over it.” Luke 19:41

    Do you by faith drink in the liquid love of the Lord Jesus? Has the compassion of Christ captured your heart so that you now care for others? Yes, this life can be hard, unfair, and careless in its concerns, but you have the privilege to console a community and to love your family. Your passion for people is assurance that Almighty God cares for them in their fears and insecurities. Don’t be afraid to weep for injustice. Cry over sin and ask the Lord to glorify Himself out of your tears.

    Your emotions are meant to be moved by the fate of those who, today, risk separation from God tomorrow. Your passionately tearful prayers tear into the enemy’s territory. Imagine holding your child’s hand and silently praying a prayer touched by a tear. Perhaps you ask forgiveness with moist eyes of contrition or embrace a loved one with a comforting caress. Your liquid love speaks volumes when words won’t work.

    “When Paul had finished speaking, he knelt down with all of them and prayed. They all wept as they embraced him and kissed him.” Acts 20:36-37

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, break my heart for what breaks Yours. Moisten my eyes.

    Related Readings: Nehemiah 1:4; Job 30: 25; Psalm 137:1; Luke 22:62

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    This post was posted in Daily Devotion, Wisdom Hunters and was tagged with Acts, Luke, John

  • Qualifications for Closeness

    Posted on July 29, 2012 by Boyd Bailey

    Who may ascend the hill of the LORD? Who may stand in his holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to an idol or swear by what is false. He will receive blessing from the LORD and vindication from God his Savior. Psalm 24:3-5

     

    Sincere worshippers of God long to be close to Christ. This is our eternal end game. This is the outcome we crave. It is proximity to Christ that places us close enough for Him to wipe away our tears. It is closeness to Christ that reveals our sin and leads us to repentance. It is closeness to Christ that instills the best perspective. It is closeness to Christ that calms our heart, engages our mind, and sets our feet to dancing. There is no earthly substitute for the fulfillment and the feeling of significance that comes from snuggling up to our Savior. But it is not without effort on our part. Just as a teenager has to slow down long enough to be with his or her parents, so we have to gear back and get with God. A life of chronic activity misses intimacy with the Almighty. 

    Furthermore, closeness comes from cleanliness. We came from the dirt. We started out unclean. Dirt in our heart throws off dust in our eyes. We struggle to see God when we have not cleansed our heart. The pure in heart see God (Matthew 5:8). But the impure of heart are like blind bats fluttering around in futility. We are from the dirt in the valley and He is high atop His holy mountain. The snow-capped mountain of God is pure and clean. The air is crisp and clear of earthly pollution. So as we ascend to the Almighty by faith, we ask Christ to clean us up so we can go up. We confess motives that are full of self and void of humility. We come clean over our lust and covetousness. We ask God to remove our anger and replace it with patience and kindness. We lay our lies before the Lord and ask Him to convert them to honesty and uprightness.

    So we approach the holy hill of the Lord with clean hands and a pure heart. It is an outward and inward purification that we pursue. Our behavior and our beliefs both need sanitizing. Try living with one and not the other, we still limp along, distant from the Lord. Closeness to Christ comes when we align both our actions and our attitude. Our ways have to match our words or no one will listen to our claim of loyalty to the Lord. It is when what we say we believe transforms the way we talk and relate to others, that we draw into intimacy with Jesus. A soft-spoken person who has a hard heart is still in the foothills of faith, outside the mountaintop of maturity. Pride may be masked in the moment, but over time it will lash out in anger and rejection. Therefore, come clean with Christ. We would not expect a server in a restaurant to bring out our meal with soiled hands. Nor are we to serve our Lord with the dirt of denial under our fingernails. Clean hands and a pure heart raise us up.

    God trusts those whom He holds close to His chest. He trusts them because they are nearby to hear His instructions and obey His commands, to hunger for His heart and thirst for His trust. Closeness continually communes. It is not like the adult child who only comes close to home when he needs something. Instead, hang out often in a scheduled quiet time with the Lord. There is intentionality that goes into intimacy. This qualifies you for closeness to Christ. God trusts those whom He believes in. He blesses those who are close by. Therefore, stay close to Christ.

    Taken from Reading #15 in the 90-day devotional book, “Seeking God in the Psalms”… http://bit.ly/bQHNIE

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  • Attitude Adjustment

    Posted on July 28, 2012 by Boyd Bailey

    “For seven days they celebrated with joy the Feast of Unleavened Bread, because the Lord had filled them with joy by changing the attitude of the king of Assyria, so that he assisted them in the work on the house of God, the God of Israel.”  Ezra 6:22

     

    Attitude is everything; it can lift you up or bring you down. It is the barometer of your heart. If your heart is not right, your attitude will suffer. Attitude is critical because it influences your course of action. If your attitude is negative, then your words and your behavior will be too. There is a difference in being a realist about negative circumstances, and living with a chronic bad attitude. Naïve are those who ignore warning signs of trouble, and carry on oblivious to the storm clouds of sin. However, your attitude is rooted in who you are in Christ, so there is no need to be fearful, guilty, or insecure. 

    The attitude that Jesus exhibited was one of humility and servant leadership. His attitude reflected submission to His heavenly Father, which resulted in service, generosity, and love for people. Jesus was joyful and hopeful because He rested in the will of God. Do not allow others’ bad attitude to influence yours. Be the attitude influencer instead. Greet a frown with a smile, crush criticism with affirmation, and listen patiently until fury loses its steam. A positive attitude will eventually outlast and overpower a negative one. Most of all, pray for those who thrive on negativity. Pray for them to be set free from their hurt, anger, guilt, and insecurity. God has you in their lives to reflect the Almighty and to encourage an attitude adjustment through Him.

    God is the genesis of a right attitude. He is the right attitude sustainer. He wants His attitude to be our attitude. This is why you need a daily attitude alignment from your heavenly Father. Each day, your attitude gets knocked around and abused by life. If left unattended, your attitude will drift into wrong thinking, harsh words, and bad behavior. Self-pity and anger can begin to replace selflessness and forgiveness. With just a little bit of daily tweaking, your attitude stays in line with His. It is subtle, but sometimes attitudes need to be adjusted moment by moment.

    Lastly, slow down and pray when you feel your attitude eroding. When you’re in the midst of a bad attitude, don’t make important decisions; the time isn’t right for that. You will regret every decision you make during a time of emotional upheaval. Be patient, and wait until your anger has subsided, your heart is cleansed, and your attitude is objective. Almighty God is into attitudes that trust Him and reach out to others with compassion and understanding. Open-minded and reasonable attitudes lead to rich and robust relationships. Anyone can be negative; so don’t be anyone, be different. Allow God to shape your attitude on the anvil of His heart.

    An attitude molded by God is infectious and transforming. Allow Him to change yours, and then trust Him to change another’s. The Bible says, “Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus…” (Philippians 2:5).

    Taken from the July 26th reading in the 365-day devotional book, “Seeking Daily the Heart of God”… http://bit.ly/bQHNIE

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    This post was posted in Daily Devotion, Wisdom Hunters and was tagged with Philippians, Ezra

  • Ill-gotten Treasures

    Posted on July 27, 2012 by Boyd Bailey

    “Ill-gotten treasures are of no value, but righteousness delivers from death” (Proverbs 10:2).

     

    Ill-gotten treasures insult integrity in the process of procuring profit. It is money manipulated by man, rather than blessed by God. There is no profit for the soul, because the means by which the money was made was centered on self, not on the Savior Jesus. He clearly addresses this, “For what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?” (Matthew 16:26 nasb).

    Indeed, the method and motive for making money does matter. Can financial integrity be assured without transparency in our business dealings or personal financial management? Does God wink at our wrong ways when we attach aggressive giving to ill-gotten gain? We need to be careful not to allow the end of philanthropy to justify the means of dishonesty. However, honestly earned treasures display the hand of heaven on your head. You can go to the bank and thank God along the way.

    So, how do we know if our acquired treasures are legitimate, as the Lord defines legitimate? One indicator is the extent of His blessing, for God blesses benevolence birthed out of brokenness and honest work. For example, you invite trustworthiness when there is full disclosure in financial reporting. It may mean losing a deal, but the Lord can lead you to better, even more lucrative opportunities.

    Moreover, treat others as you want to be treated. Jesus said, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” (Luke 6:31). Thus, you avoid intimidation, fear tactics, and disrespectful attitudes. God blesses respect.

    Lastly, a company with a Christ-like culture is attractive. You don’t have to look over your shoulder because you know other team members cover your back. Indeed, honesty is the best policy in producing profit. Untainted treasure comes from trusting God. It matters as much how you make it, as how you give it away.

    “Make sure that your character is free from the love of money” (Hebrews 13:5 nasb).

    Prayer: Where is my character being tempted to compromise for the sake of cash, and how can I make sure I behave correctly?

    Related Readings: Job 36:19; Psalm 49:6–10; Luke 12:15–21; James 5:1–3

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    This post was posted in Daily Devotion, Wisdom Hunters and was tagged with Proverbs, Luke, Matthew, Hebrews

  • Brandon Heath - Blue Mountains

    Posted on July 26, 2012 by Family Christian

    Brandon Heath - Blue Mountain

    Brandon Heath is certainly no new comer to the music scene.  His career has taken him on some amazing journeys through the years.  Brandon has written songs not just for his own albums, but also for Bebo Norman, Matt Wertz, Joy Williams of Civil Wars, Britt Nicole, Jars of Clay and others...  Most fans know him for writing and recording songs like "I'm Not Who I Was," "Give Me Your Eyes" and "Your Love."

     

    Carrie Underwood's Wedding

    Not many folks know that Brandon sang his song, "Love Never Fails," at Carrie Underwood's wedding.  Carrie has been a fan of Brandon for a number of years and she wanted him to sing the song for her first dance with her new husband, Mike Fisher.

    This October, Brandon releases his newest album, Blue Mountain. From the dynamic first single, "Jesus In Disguise" to the heartwarming tale of "Paul Brown Petty," Brandon weaves together a collection of songs full of heart and rich with redemption. Staying true to his craft of personal songwriting, Blue Mountain's back porch ease further establishes Brandon Heath's accessible brand of story telling.

    The first single from Blue Mountain is Jesus In Disguise.  Below is the lyric video for you.

     

    Earlier this year, Brandon recorded an acoustic EP earlier this year. Songs include "Give Me Your Eyes," "Your Love" and "Wait and See."  Click the image to see the album.

    PS - Bonus video here. Brandon with Third Day, singing a great song from the late Rich Mullins.


    This post was posted in Music and was tagged with Britt Nicole, Brandon Heath, Bebo Norman, Joy Williams, Civil Wars, Jars of Clay, Carrie Underwood, Third Day, Rich Mullins

  • Not About Me

    Posted on July 26, 2012 by Boyd Bailey

    “Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.” Romans 12:9-10

     

    I often forget that it’s not about me. Humility reminds me that it’s Him first, them, and then me. I struggle with keeping myself off the throne of my life. Only one King can reign over a surrendered soul and that’s my Savior Jesus. Yet, daily, my old life seeks to dethrone the Lord with its selfish whims and spiritual disengagement. Fortunately, by faith through grace, I am able to resist the flesh’s foolish coup to overtake Christ. 

    Love wins, only when we use it as our spiritual strategy of choice. Devotion to one another in love is irresistible to the recipient and extremely fulfilling to the dispenser of grace. Sometimes it seems easier to be devoted to the Lord than to another human being. Yet, devotion to each other need not be fickled when unconditional love is the motivation Devotion loves deeply. Indeed, our unselfish devotion is the fruit of purity.

    “Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for each other, love one another deeply, from the heart.” 1 Peter 1:22

    What does it mean to honor another above yourself? How do you honor someone who is not honorable? The gift of honor is not based on whether someone is deserving or not—it is based on whether they are breathing or not. So, as children we honor our parents by involving them in our lives. As parents, we honor our children by being available to aid them. As team members at work, we honor each other by helping one another succeed.

    You extend honor when you listen with empathy and show compassion. You are honorable when you value a relationship over money. Honor wins when you respond in quiet humility, not loud hostility. It is honorable not to lower yourself to the dishonorable behavior of others, but to respond with direct and respectful conversation. You represent Jesus well, when you honor both those who know Him and those who don’t.

    Above all else, let your honor of others flow from your honor of the Lord. You honor Him best by becoming a living sacrifice of love and obedience to His expectations. Honor Him with your corporate worship at church and your individual service in Jesus' name. Honor Him by giving generously to the poor and needy. Honor Him with your body by remaining pure. Mostly, honor Him by being with Him to love and be loved. You know it’s not about you when you gain joy and define JOY by: Jesus—Others—You.

    “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. Philippians 2:3-4

    Prayer: Dear Lord, show me how to make my life about first honoring You and others.

    Related Readings: Psalm 133:1; Proverbs 14:31; 1 Thessalonians 4:9; Hebrews 13:1

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    This post was posted in Daily Devotion, Wisdom Hunters and was tagged with 1 Peter, Romans, Philippians, Joy

  • Worthy to Follow

    Posted on July 25, 2012 by Boyd Bailey

    “Even if you had ten thousand guardians in Christ, you do not have many fathers, for in Christ Jesus I became your father through the gospel. Therefore I urge you to imitate me. For this reason I have sent to you Timothy, my son whom I love, who is faithful in the Lord. He will remind you of my way of life in Christ Jesus, which agrees with what I teach everywhere in every church.” 1 Corinthians 4:15-17

     

    Spiritual fathers and mothers are necessary for growing disciples of Jesus. These are mature believers who have experienced bumps, bruises and brokenness over their lifetime of following the Lord. They know what it means to enjoy God’s grace and peace, and they know how to give Him the glory in their success. These seasoned saints don’t pretend to know it all; on the contrary, they are diligent students in the school of faith.

    Wise are we to be on the look out for older friends who are worthy to follow. Their humble heart attracts our heart and their keen mind challenges our thinking. It is out of our mentor’s engagement with Jesus that they are able to parent us in the faith. Avoid a self-proclaimed sage, seek instead a servant of the gospel. We only imitate those who first imitate Christ. Who do I follow that will make me wiser tomorrow?

    “Imitate me, just as I also imitate Christ.” 1 Corinthians 11:1 NKJV

    What are the holy habits you see in other genuine Jesus followers? How do they spend their free time? Be on the look out for inspiration and creativity in growing your intimacy with Christ. Ask your spiritual parent what they read and how they hold themselves accountable to God’s standards as defined in Holy Scripture. You become what you read and you become like those you are with. Gaining wisdom is not accidental, it’s intentional.

    If you want to grow in your prayer life, pray with people who know how to pray. If you want to grow in your Bible knowledge, study with those who know how to rightly interpret the word of truth. If you want to become a humble servant of Jesus, serve with those who quietly serve others in Jesus’ name. If you want to learn contentment as a single adult, hang out with single adults who are content in Christ. If you want to become the best in your vocation, be with those who are the best in your vocation.

    Above all else, make it your number one priority to first imitate Christ. As you grow in your love and obedience to the Lord, others will see that you are worthy of following. Embrace this privilege as an opportunity to give back what other generous souls have so freely given you. When you become a spiritual parent to newly born babes in Christ, you are accountable to parent them well. Indeed, you imitate Jesus and they imitate you!

    “You became imitators of us and of the Lord, for you welcomed the message in the midst of severe suffering with the joy given by the Holy Spirit.” 1 Thessalonians 1:6

    Prayer: Lord Jesus, allow my heart to follow hard after you, so that I am worthy to be followed.

    Related Readings: Deuteronomy 18:9; 2 Kings 17:15; 2 Thessalonians 3:9; 3 John 1:11

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  • Flirtatious Folly

    Posted on July 24, 2012 by Boyd Bailey

    “The woman Folly is loud; she is undisciplined and without knowledge” (Proverbs 9:13).

     

    What is flirtatious folly? It is enticement into reckless living. You may ask, “What does it look like?” Its coyness is conceived in attractive idiots, as these disguised fools seek to lure naïve ones into their stupidity. Foolishness loves friends. It approaches in the form of a well-dressed, well-spoken man or woman. They draw you in with their looks and latch onto you with their words. 

    Folly can be found among the experienced and educated or run rampant in lives of the young and simple. It forces itself on the middle-aged father who has grown discontent with his faith, family, or vocation. Instead of listening to the voice of reason, he socializes with silliness and invites irresponsibility. However, he does not harvest happiness, because the fruit of folly is death: relational, spiritual, and emotional.

    “She caught him by his cloak and said, ‘Come to bed with me!’ But he left his cloak in her hand and ran out of the house” (Genesis 39:12).

    Moreover, wise men and women recognize the futility of folly and flee from its influence. They avoid sexual folly by cultivating a caring marriage. A happy wife is a happy life, and a happy husband is a happy home. Furthermore, financial folly is fleeting for a family who lives well within their means, growing in generosity. Their money becomes a means of honoring their Master Jesus (see Matthew 6:21).

    What form of folly is staring you in the face? Wisdom is your warning to flee where good judgment is absent. It may require changing schools, breaking off a relationship, or moving to another neighborhood. Wisdom may not be sexy, but it brings success and satisfaction. Walk in wisdom and you will reap rich relationships, robust faith, and peace of mind.

    “I will listen to what God the Lord will say; he promises peace to his people, his saints—but let them not return to folly” (Psalm 85:8).

    Prayer: Where do I need to force folly from my life, replacing it with wisdom and discernment?

    Related Readings: Job 2:9–10; Proverbs 21:9–19; James 1:13–15; 2 Peter 2:18–21

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    This post was posted in Daily Devotion, Wisdom Hunters and was tagged with Psalm, Proverbs, Matthew, Genesis

  • Uncontrollable Decisions

    Posted on July 23, 2012 by Boyd Bailey

    “So when the Midianite merchants came by, his brothers pulled Joseph up out of the cistern and sold him for twenty shekels of silver to the Ishmaelites, who took him to Egypt.” Genesis 37:28

     

    There are decisions made by self-centered souls that directly influence the lives of those in the wake of their influence. It may be a father who abuses alcohol or a mother who is unfaithful to her husband. Children may find themselves caring for their mom and dad prematurely, because of their parent’s unwise financial decisions. The boss’s decision to pass over a more qualified person affects that individual and related team members. Decisions out of our control are not to control us, but cause us to trust Christ’s control. 

    So, how will we react when we are directly impacted by another’s detrimental decision or agonizing indecisiveness? Will we let go of control when decisions made are out of our control? Joseph could have become a victim, spending his whole life trying to avenge the abusive treatment from his brothers, but instead he chose to fear God and forgive man. We are wise to give over to God those who’ve harmed us with their irresponsible actions.

    “But Joseph said to them, “Don’t be afraid. Am I in the place of God? You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives. So then, don’t be afraid. I will provide for you and your children. ” And he reassured them and spoke kindly to them.” Genesis 50:19-21

    When you give over control of decisions which are out of your control, you are free to focus on God’s purpose for your predicament. He specializes in taking sticky situations and smoothing them over with His calming care. The Holy Spirit’s work, through you, goes to procuring peace in another’s heart, where arguments will only aggravate. Like a creative cook, you are Christ’s sous chef who serves up an appetizing meal of hope, love and healing.

    You exhale relief once you release resentment. Your brow un-furrows when you forgive. Your mind is at peace when you enlist God as a peacemaker. Your spirit becomes strong under the influence of humility. As you decide to let go of control of decisions that are out of your control, the Holy Spirit takes control. His control leads to His bountiful blessings. Recognizing Christ’s control gives Him glory and promotes praise and thanksgiving!

    “He stilled the storm to a whisper; the waves of the sea were hushed.” Psalm 107:29

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I trust you to control these matters that are out of my control.

    Related Readings: Matthew 8:26; Philippians 3:20-21; 4:11; 1 Thessalonians 5:18

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  • Trust Overcomes Fear

    Posted on July 22, 2012 by Boyd Bailey

    Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. Psalm 23:4

     

    Fear engages an ongoing assault on our heart and mind. If left unchecked, fear can whip our imagination into a frenzy of anxiety. Though only an ounce of what we fear may ever come to pass, we tend to give it a ton of attention. It is madness when we are overcome by fear. It may be the fear of death that dilutes our faith. It may be the fear of failure that drives us to control. It may be the fear of rejection that keeps us from speaking up. It may be the fear of financial ruin that refrains us from taking risks. It may be the fear of divorce that shatters our dreams of a fulfilling family. It may be the fear of losing a job that becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. Whatever fear preoccupies our thinking, we are not alone.

    Jesus walks with us through our valleys. He may not deliver us out of the valley, but He mostly certainly does not abandon us in the valley. He walks with us through the valley of doubt. He walks with us through the valley of shame. He walks with us through the valley of transition. He walks with us through the valley of disease. He walks with us through the valley of the shadow of death. Our fear, many times, is but a shadow of Satan. It is not real. It seems like reality but it is not. It is but a reflection of the evil one. So we have no need to fear because our heavenly Father casts His bright light of love. A shadow assumes a light. Therefore, the light of Christ is there to guide us through the shadows of our soul. Death stands next to our path of life and attempts to cast a shadow, but the light of heaven guides our way. We trust Jesus. Trust overcomes fear.

    We trust the Lord with the known and the unknown. There may be consequences from relational baggage that we still unpack from our past. This is fruit from foolish choices that we have to take responsibility for and trust God with. Good can still come out of unwise actions, but good is gained as we regain our trust in Christ. In our valleys we can forget our faith and be consumed by our fears, or we can slow down and let the Lord love us through this time of loss. No amount of pain can separate you from the love of God. Pain may be smothering your soul, but do not give up on God. Immerse yourself in the Psalms where David sometimes drowns in doubt, but, by faith, wisely lifts an arm to the Lord. No one suffers alone well . It is with the Almighty and the prayers of others that we make it through.

    So go to Christ for comfort. His tools of trust invite us. He repairs our broken spirit with His rod and His staff. He comforts our crushed heart with His caring touch. When we stray as curious or lost sheep, He doesn’t give up on us. Rather He goes after us. Indeed, love is not passive. It initiates contact, comfort, and connection. Love helps you make sense out of a senseless situation. At the very least, the Lord will bring clarity to your confusion. Saturate your soul with truth, and you will flush out your fears. Trust the ones you value most with your Heavenly Father. He values them more than you do, and will make sure their needs are met. Trust Him as you face your fears, whether of death or life. Trust in Christ is a bridge to His comfort. Above all else, trust in the Lord overcomes fear.

    Taken from Reading #14 in the 90-day devotional book, “Seeking God in the Psalms”… http://bit.ly/bQHNIE

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