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Never stop believing

Never stop believing, never stop believing in hope, never stop believing in faith, never stop believing you still have faith carrying the love of God in your heart. 

1 John 3:23 And this is his command: to believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and to love one another as he commanded us.
John 11:25 Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die;

John 3:16-17 16"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. 17"For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him.
Never stop believing

Tender New Heart

God will take out your stony, stubborn heart and give you a tender, receptive heart.
"I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. Ezekiel 36:26
"Oh for a heart to praise my God, A heart from sin set free! A heart that always feels Thy blood, So freely shed for me. "A heart resigned, submissive, meek, My dear Redeemer's throne; Where only Christ is heard to speak, Where Jesus reigns alone."

Why does God promise this? Because our old hearts are so wicked that they cannot be made any better. We cannot make a new heart for ourselves; the more we try, the more we find we cannot do it; so God, in His great wisdom and kindness, says He will give it us. Unless we have a new heart we cannot enter the kingdom of God, without this gift we will be left outside in the darkness.

The Lord is able to give thee much more than this

"The Lord is able to give thee much more than this." 2 Chronicles 25:9
Amaziah, king of Judah, was going to war against the Edomites. He thought he would make sure of victory by hiring a hundred thousand soldiers from the King of Israel, and he paid them beforehand a hundred talents of money.

But a man of God warned him not to let the army of Israel go with him, for Israel had forsaken the Lord, and so He was not with them. It seemed a great pity to waste all that money, and so Amaziah said, "But what shall we do for the hundred talents which I have given to the army of Israel?

And the man of God answered The Lord is able to give thee much more than this." So Amaziah simply obeyed, and sent the soldiers away, and trusted God to help him to do without them. Was it any wonder that he gained a great victory over the Edomites?

Does not this teach us that we should simply do the right thing, and trust God at any cost? When you do this, you will find that, in hundreds of…

He reveals and imparts the Holiness of Christ

Holy Spirit reveals and imparts the Holiness of Christ

If we inquire more closely how it is that this Holy Spirit makes holy, the answer is, He reveals and imparts the Holiness of Christ. Scripture tells us: Christ is made unto us sanctification. He sanctified Himself for us, that we ourselves might also be sanctified in truth.

Holy Spirit reveals and imparts the Holiness of Christ

We have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. We are sanctified in Christ Jesus. The whole living Christ is just a treasury of holiness for man. In His life on earth He exchanged the Divine Holiness He possessed into the current coin needed for this human earthly life, obedience to the Father, and humility, and love, and zeal. As God, He has a sufficiency of it for every moment of the life of every believer.
And yet, it is all beyond our reach, except as the Holy Spirit brings it to us and inwardly communicates it. But this is the very work for which He bears the Divi…

Be happy where you are

The best we can do is to try to learn something each time that something happens.

There's a lot of advice, good and bad, about being happy no matter the age or stage in life. 

When something bad happens to us, we need to understand that life offers us many surprises. 

Some surprises are good and some of them are not so good. We have to see all these surprises as a part of our life, as things that were supposed to happen. 

The best we can do is to try to learn something each time that something happens.

Be happy where you are
30 second prayer
Mercifully protect me God when I start feeling stressed out, overwhelmed, totally exhausted. Help me to live without anxieties and worries, and may the eyes of my faith ever behold the shine of your glory even during the stresses of life. O Lord, you are forever with me. You are my rock, and my fortress, my deliverer, my strength, in which I will trust, my comforter, my salvation, and my high tower.

God means for you to be happy

Think of God's great kindness to you today. How verygood He is to you.
Heisso good and kind. And then it seems only natural to look up again and say, "DearLord, Thank  you Jesus!"
1 Timothy 1:12  I thank Christ Jesus our Lord because he trusted me and gave me this work of serving him. He gives me strength.
So you see He means you to be happy with what He gives you, to smile and laugh and be glad, not to be miserable and sad. If you do not enjoy what He gives, remember that He meant you to enjoy life. Look up to Him with a bright smile, and thank Him for having given you richly all things to enjoy.
"My joys to Thee I bring, The joys Thy love hath given, That each may be a wing To lift me nearer heaven. I bring them, Savior, all to Thee,
For Thou hast purchased all for me."

Made Beautiful

"Let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us."
"How great is His beauty!" said Zechariah. How can His beauty be upon us? In two ways; try to understand them, and then ask that in both ways the beauty of the Lord our God may be upon you.

One way is by His covering you with the robe of Jesus Christ's righteousness, looking upon you not as you are in yourself, all sinful and unholy, but as if all the Saviour's beautiful and holy life were yours, reckoning it to you for His sake.

In this way He can call us "perfect through my comeliness which I had put upon thee." The other way is by giving you the beauty of holiness, for that is His own beauty; and though we never can be quite like Him till we see Him as He is, He can begin to make us like Him even now.

Look at a poor little colorless drop of water, hanging weakly on a blade of grass. It is not beautiful at all; why should you stop to look at it? Stay till the sun has risen, and now look. It is …