Thought For The Day 12/26/14

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The Time Has Come

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Remember
This December,
That love weighs more than gold!

Josephine Dodge Daskam Bacon

http://www.quotegarden.com/christmas.html

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Now that Christmas is but a memory, once more, what is next? Do you have a plan for tomorrow and the day after and the day after that? Do you know what God is asking of you? In fact, can you really answer with confidence what it is that pleases God? Hebrews 11:6 NIV says, “without faith it is impossible to please God.”

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We can believe that what we do or say is what God expects, but never forget that He sees those unseen, and sometimes even unknowns, that lie in the deepest recesses of out hearts. Things, even that which seem to be of the highest importance to the scheme of things here on terra firma, really do not count when God is examining each soul! And while we may believe what we do is pleasing, God’s view of the matter is never that same as man’s! In 1 Samuel 1:67 NIV the Lord says to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”

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Our end goal really is less what we do as long as everything we do in terms of our faith puts us in a position where our faith intersects with God’s faithfulness to us all…. His children. That is the key and the magic which transforms us and causes the faith within each heart to burst forth with life and grow!

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But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.” Since you call on a Father who judges each person’s work impartially, live out your time as foreigners here in reverent fear. For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your ancestors, but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect. He was chosen before the creation of the world, but was revealed in these last times for your sake. 
 
1 Peter 1:15-20 NIV

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Mandy 2014

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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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