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“God is not a man, so he does not lie. He is not human, so he does not change his mind. Has he ever spoken and failed to act? Has he ever promised and not carried it through?” Numbers 23:19 When this all began and things quickly started to change, I became so anxious and fearful. It seemed like every night our world was flipped upside down, and our new normal was pretty frightening. But these last few weeks there is one prominent thought that keeps running through my mind. God is in absolute control. I posted the following on…

To console those who mourn in Zion, To give them beauty for ashes, The oil of joy for mourning, The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; That they may be called trees of righteousness, The planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified.” Isaiah 61:3 It is nice to repurpose materials that are no longer valued or have lost their purpose, to take things that are bascially worthless and give them purpose, restoring their value.  One idea is to take apart abandoned wooden pallets and use their planks as wall paneling.  Another is to hang our grandmother’s…

God is the God of order. He ordered the present world into existence in a series of events that each complimented the next task until it was complete. In the letters to the church at Corinth, God used Paul to spell out order within the church. He explained that God is love and this is the cornerstone for God’s order. He gave directives for the gifts and how they should flow in order to flourish and keep unity among the believers. In I Corinthians 11, God’s order for the family to operate in spiritual alignment was spelled out. God is…