Our Delay Does Not Nullify God’s Word – Part I

2 Kings 5:1-15 – Full Scripture Lesson

 

The following is a lesson I created and shared with an addictions group. It really hit home for me and for many members of the group. I went into the lesson seeing God’s healing, but through the group so many more important factors were brought to light. I decided to redo the lesson as a verse by verse breakdown and include “lessons learned” from the scripture.

 

Part I – 2 Kings 5:1-10 

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Are You Wrestling with God for Something He’s Already Given You?

Genesis 32:24-31; Matthew 26:41

Jacob wrestled or debated with the man, knowing that he needed to do something that he was not equipped to do. What is significant is that this was not a one-way interaction. Jacob and the man talked to each other. When you pray (talk to the Lord), do you also listen for His reply? The man did not walk away from Jacob and the Lord will not walk away from you either. Also, Jacob did not walk away. He persevered to obtain what he was asking for.

In v26, we see the man telling Jacob to let him go. In other words, ‘agree with me, so that I can leave. We’ve been going over this all night, it’s late, let me go.’ When you pray, do you say a quick prayer and get up and walk away? Or do you pour out your heart before the Lord?  Continue reading Are You Wrestling with God for Something He’s Already Given You?

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I Dream

I dream …

While half awake and half asleep
With the “Quiet Storm” on
Of my knight in shining armor
To come and keep me warm.
As the songs fill my head
My heart empties out
All the love that is inside of me.

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My Fitness Pal (MFP) Program

I know a lot of people who are watching their weight (go up and down), myself included. Many of us would like to lose weight or at least maintain a healthy weight. Years ago I found out about a program called myfitnesspal.com. It’s a free site and you can access it via your computer or the download the app onto your phone. What I like about it is that you log in and input what you eat, drink (including water), and what exercise you’ve done. Before you begin inputting your food intake, you set goals for yourself under your profile. The program will help you calculate how many calories you should take in each day.   Continue reading My Fitness Pal (MFP) Program

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Commit To What?

The question, “What do you want?” is usually asked when new people first meet each other, usually during the first date or during a phone call before the first date. Answers may vary, but most will say something like, “I want to be in a committed relationship.” During the date, the person’s true intentions may surface, causing one to ponder what they meant by “commit.” People say they’ll commit, my question is commit to what? Building a relationship with me, building a friendship and not seeing other people while getting to know me, to determine if they want to build a relationship with me, or to being physically intimate with only me?  Continue reading Commit To What?

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Praying for Others

Upon reading I John 5:16, “If any man see his brother sin a sin which is not unto death, he shall ask, and he shall give him life for them that sin not unto death. There is a sin unto death: I do not say that he shall pray for it,” I was reminded that we are to pray for others, even those in their sin. We are not to pray that others would suffer eternally for their sin. The scripture says there is a sin unto death and we are not to pray for it. We are to pray for those who are without Christ, that they would receive Christ.  Continue reading Praying for Others

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What About Freddie Gray?

Colored skin

Beaten in

The back of a van By some who call them ‘the man’

 

Social injustice

Causes tempers to flare

Disgruntled conversations

Going no where

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