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No Surprises

A great example of scripture that shows us God has already moved in our tomorrow and what we can anticipate is Ps.77:19. (CEV) “You walked through the water of the mighty sea, but your footprints were never seen.”  And The Message version says: “You strode right through Ocean, walked straight through roaring Ocean, but nobody saw you come or go.”   God’s footprints were already in the bottom of the Red Sea before Israel ever left Egypt! An updated comparison might be: before they walked into 2018, God walked through the Red Sea in 2017. No one saw His footprints because they were looking at the circumstances with the considerations of the present age (cf. Rom 12:2). They had stopped considering God’s Word and had started considering the appearance of present circumstances. Most of them were looking back at Egypt wishing they had never screwed up the courage to walk out; desiring captivity and limited possibilities rather than trusting a God whose “mercies are new every morning” (that is a very strong hint that we should anticipate God). There are no surprises awaiting God in the remainder of 2017. His footprints are already out there in 2018. We are anticipating a Participating God who cannot be surprised.  (The fourth excerpt from Marty’s article “Anticipation Nation”)

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Getting Through the Impossible

Are you dealing with people and worrisome things that weary you to the bone? Could those people and things easily be labeled “impossible”? Have you thought about giving up and letting go of hope? May you not give up on one thing or one person this week. May you keep praying and believing and standing on the Word of God to get through that thing and may you believe for that person, and may you witness a God-outcome that is breath-taking.  (Col.1:23a, CEV)  “But you must stay deeply rooted and firm in your faith. You must not give up the hope you received when you heard the good news.” We are praying you discover daily that you are hoping and witnessing God-outcomes in your life.  (Marty’s Daily Discovery as heard on TEXAS PRAISE RADIO at the bottom of the hour 24hrs/day.) www.txpraise.com

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No Fears in the Atmosphere

A while back a person was regularly posting updates on Facebook to report their battle with a physical infirmity. Each time they posted, there was a particular individual who reassured them that they were praying but they would interject phrases like, “I have heard of that but I also know that is not good” or “I am praying and I hope that I don’t hear that it has gotten worse”. Those phrases have built-in anticipation for the fulfilling of their worst fears. Those negative aspects negate the positive sentiments being so feebly expressed. That person has a certain anticipation: the fulfillment of their fears. Platitudes and simplistic, typical replies are often an insult to the hearer, and what good has it done to release one’s fears into an atmosphere where the sufferer is likely already tentatively holding on to the last thread of positive consideration?  (The third excerpt from Marty’s article “Anticipation Nation”)

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No Need to Panic

As the people of God assemble today, may they hear and speak the never-failing Word of God that assures His people that He is on the throne and that their trust in Him is not misplaced. May they leave their respective places of worship with hope and enablement to meet tomorrow’s challenges with faith in their God.
“No need to panic over alarms or surprises, or predictions that doomsday’s just around the corner,  Because God will be right there with you;  he’ll keep you safe and sound.” (Prov.3:25-26, Msg)

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Favor to do Business

May the Lord help tithers and givers to find ways to save money on purchases. May your eyes be opened to avenues of discount and event-sales that you have not been aware of previously. May you pay off purchases ahead of time and save on interest rates. May the Lord grant you favor to do business with those who are of the household of faith and bless them as you enjoy peace with them in the purchasing process.  “I will give you the treasures of darkness And hidden riches of secret places, That you may know that I, the Lord, Who call you by your name, Am the God of Israel.” (Isa.45:3, NKJV)

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Anticipate the Intervention of God

What are each of us anticipating seeing in coming days? Though we have often heard it said, it couldn’t help but do us good to say it again, “I anticipate the inevitable, supernatural intervention of God”. If faith comes by hearing, we should stoke the belly of that powerful believing steam engine with Scripture and upward looking quotations of victorious anticipation.   (The second excerpt from Marty’s article “Anticipation Nation”)

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“Mature sons of God are peacemakers who have the ability and insight to make peace. Strife and division in a home is a sign of immaturity. A father of a household needs to know how to reconcile and bring peace to his home and family.”— Simon Purvis

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Made in a Wonderful Way

God has a plan for each of us to walk out in our life (Jer.29:11). Our Lord has put within each of us a personality, gifting and abilities that He has designed to use uniquely to His glory. They must become significant considerations in our growth and maturity development. The way our wise God put us together is the way He means for us to function effectively in His plan. You may become discouraged and stop short of that plan, but you don’t have to… not at any point.  (Ps.139:13-14, ERV) “You formed the way I think and feel. You put me together in my mother’s womb. 14  … you made me in such a wonderful way.”  We are praying you discover daily that you are being what God made you to be to His Glory.  (Marty’s Daily Discovery as heard on TEXAS PRAISE RADIO at the bottom of the hour 24hrs/day.)

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