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Archives: "God's Words For US"
  •   Again, Jesus spoke, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.” John 8:12 (NRSV)   In our lives, due to our humanity, we, as well as others, have times of experiencing darkness. Uncertain times can bring times of fear.…
    March 22, 2019
  •     About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God and the prisoners were listening to them. Acts 16:25 (ESV)   Paul and Silas had been thrown into prison because they had an evil spirit leave a young servant girl. Her master depended on the income she brought to his coffers.…
    March 15, 2019
  •     She was deeply distressed and prayed to the LORD and wept bitterly. And she vowed a vow and said, “O LORD of hosts, if you will indeed look on the affliction of your servant and remember me and not forget your servant, but will give your servant a son, then I will give him to the LORD all the days…
    March 8, 2019
  •       In those days John the Baptist came preaching in the wilderness of Judea, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” For this is he who was spoken of by the prophet Isaiah when he said, “The voice of one crying in the wilderness: “Prepare the way of the LORD; make…
    March 1, 2019
  •       Have mercy on me, O God according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin!” Psalm 51:1-2 (ESV)   David wrote the prophet…
    February 22, 2019
  •  What would Jesus Do? In 1896, Charles Monroe Sheldon, authored a book entitled, “In His Steps, What Would Jesus Do?” In his novel, Sheldon wrote of a church that had become ‘comfortable’ in their Christianity. The church had a visitor on a Sunday. The man was, by today’s terminology,…
    February 15, 2019
  •       You shall love the Lord, your God with all your heart and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest commandment. And a second one is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. Matthew 22:37-39(ESV)   Jesus responds to a lawyer’s question with our…
    February 8, 2019
  •     I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore, I have continued my faithfulness to you. Jeremiah 31:3b (ESV)   Our Father God gives us three very important messages in these 16 words. Let’s explore what these messages mean.   The first thing He tells us is…
    February 1, 2019
  •       His delight is not in the strength of a horse, nor his pleasure in the legs of a man, but the LORD takes pleasure in those who fear Him, in those who hope in his steadfast love. Psalm 147:10-11(ESV)   These words of the psalmist tell us that God does not rely…
    January 25, 2019
  •       For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in the present age, waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ. Titus…
    January 18, 2019
  •        Surely a man goes about as a shadow! Surely for nothing, they are in turmoil;  man heaps up wealth and does not  know who will gather! And now, O Lord, for what do I wait? My hope is in you Psalm 39:7 (ESV)   At first, David paints a…
    January 11, 2019
  •   Anticipating Hope   Not only that but we rejoice in our sufferings knowing that sufferings produce endurance and endurance produces character and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been…
    January 4, 2019
  •     Look, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel, which means, “God is with us.” Matthew 1:23 Isaiah 7:14 (NRSV)   Do we understand the significance of the angel’s message? This message refers to a prophecy of Isaiah some 4oo years earlier.…
    December 28, 2018
  •     And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:14 (ESV)   John says it very well. Jesus lived among His people. Do we truly realize what John says here? God came to earth and ate, worked, traveled,…
    December 21, 2018
  •     He came to his own, and his own people did not receive him. But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God, who were born, not of the blood nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. John1:11-13 (ESV)   John states…
    December 14, 2018

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Cecelia Lester has been serious about her writing for over a decade..

She composes Christian essays and posts them to her blog quietspirit-followingmyking.blogspot.com/

 

 She  served in a faith-based organization,Grace In Action  by writing two newsletters and searching for possible grants.

 In July 2017, she published her first book, "Times of Trouble Bring Rays of Joy." 

Her author website is cecelialester.com

 

 She and her husband of 50 years live in central Indiana. They have one grown son.

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