Thought For The Day 06/08/12

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My God Is An Awesome God!

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Awesome God

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God takes control of our situations, takes care of our worries, displaces our fears for joy, loves us in our best and our worst moments. We have an awesome God!

Nishan Panwar

http://www.searchquotes.com/search/Awesome_God_We_Serve/

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A man I care deeply about and who I consider a wonderful friend shared some months ago that he was suffering from a blood disorder. Not many months later he shared more terrible news…a growth had been discovered in his digestive tract.

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He is a relatively young and an extremely physically fit man. He operates his own landscaping business. He is a father, grandfather and a Christian. Perhaps I should have said that first, because it is to God that he ALWAYS went to and asked others to go to on his behalf! He asked for this intercession freely and received, just as freely and eagerly, the support of the people in his congregation and community, as he sought to defray the costs of his mounting medical care.

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A Fish Fry and other luncheon delicacies were prepared and sold, and the demand ALWAYS exceeded the supply. You see, we live in an area of the country where life is just like that….PLAIN and SIMPLY…..we know our brother is there for us just as absolutely as we know our FATHER is! Which is why it may not be a surprise to hear that an MRI yesterday, showed NO TRACE of the tumor in his intestines.

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My friend KNOWS this is due to all of the prayers that were asked (including those from you who share my requests for them on my MandysPath Face Book page)! He has absolutely no doubt. He is so sure, because it was promised to him by these words: Matthew 21:22 NIV, If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.” So it is to honor him that I share this song today. Once upon a time I may have doubted His sheer “awesomeness”! But I don’t any more, and neither should you! Matthew 21:21 NIV assures us with these words: Jesus replied, “Truly I tell you, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only can you do what was done to the fig tree, but also you can say to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and it will be done.

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I just want to remind you of one last thing. Just because His answer to you does not align with what it is you hope for, that does not mean that His “awesomeness” is lessened. What it likely means is that the time is not yet right, you are not yet ready, or it is not what is right for you. The key is in trusting that what you are given is what His plan is for you….even if that answer is a heartbreaking “No.” And if that is what you find, always remember to look around you because somewhere else in your life, His answer was “Yes.” That Yes might be in your lover’s arms, or the fragrance of a rose or even in the color green. But it is there and always will be, again! Just remember Luke 12:2 NIV. There is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known.

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“AWESOME GOD”

Performed by: Michael W Smith

Lyrics written  by: Richard Mullins
Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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When He rolls up His sleeves
He ain’t just puttin’ on the Ritz
(our God is an awesome God)

There is thunder in His footsteps
And lightning in His fist
(our God is an awesome God)

Well, the Lord wasn’t joking
When He kicked ’em out of Eden
It wasn’t for no reason that He shed his blood
His return is very close and so you better be believing
that our God is an awesome God

REFRAIN
Our God(our God) is an awesome God
He reigns(He reigns) from heaven above
With wisdom(with wisdom) pow’r and love
our God is an awesome God 

And when the sky was starless 
in the void of the night 
(our God is an awesome God)

He spoke into the darkness
and created the light
(our God is an awesome God)

Judgment and wrath he poured out on Sodom
Mercy and grace He gave us at the cross
I hope that we have not too quickly forgotten that
our God is an awesome God 

Refrain x3 

Our God is an awesome God
Our God is an awesome God 

Our God is an awesome God
Our God is an awesome God 

Our God is an awesome God
Our God is an awesome God 

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Say to God, “How awesome are your deeds! So great is your power that your enemies cringe before you..

Psalm 66:3 NIV

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Copyright © 2011-2013 “MandysPath” Ministry
Applies only to the parts of the post herein that contain my original thoughts and words.

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About Mandy Bruscella

Mandy's Story: As a Registered Professional Nurse with Certification in a number of specialties including home care, I was afforded the opportunity of working closely with various Social Service Agencies in NY and NJ. ~ A lifelong Christian, I was ordained as a Presbyterian deacon in 1993 and, after relocating to SC in 2000, elected to become ordained as a non-denominational minister. ~ I established "MandysPath" Ministry in 2011. "MandysPath" Ministry is a member of Pacific Life Church, El Sobrante, CA, network of ministries. ~ I direct an outreach ministry in an alternative setting, providing spiritual care to a congregation of more than 500 people from around the world via the Internet. ~ As part of this outreach, I write a daily faith based blog. In March, 2012 I was asked to become a board member of Heroes For Children which is a non-profit foundation, established to assists the Guardian ad Litem program of Horry County, SC. Guardians ad Litem are a group of court appointed advocates who represent the best interests of children in Family Court proceedings involving allegations of abuse or neglect. Working closely with these men and women who make a difference in the lives of children, I completed training and have been sworn in to serve as a Guardian ad Litem for the state of South Carolina . ~ I have been married since 1975 to a wonderful man, Daniel. I have a son Daniel and his wife Melissa who live in NYC. My daughter Sabrina and my grandson Landon live here in SC. ~ My father Harold continues to share his wisdom with me and is responsible for many of the ideas I write about!

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