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Change In Life

Philip Doddridge wrote "Blest are the humble souls that wait with sweet submission to His will; harmonious all their passions move, and in the midst of storms are still." Sometimes we get very discouraged with ourselves. We try working on the faults we see and it gets us frustrated when we don't see change. Be patient with yourself as you would with others. Just ask God to help you each day change the things that you can change and trust Him to change the things He can change. Change in life is inevitable, but making sure those changes are from God takes prayer and seeking His will for your life.  When change comes that is not of God, it is wise to again, go to prayer and seek His will in the situation and His guidance. Maya Angelou said, "I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it." Blessings!

Will Not Taste Death

Jesus told his disciples that some of those standing there would not taste death before they saw the kingdom of God come in its power. There are many differing explanations. But it is mostly attributed to the coming of the Holy Spirit being breathed on those in the Upper Room. Some say it was referring to the Transfiguration.  I have heard and read other descriptions but I think the two above have more credenence.  But if you remember, in Matthew 17:1-8, Mark 9:2-8, and Luke 9:28-36, it talks about the Transfiguration. Three disciples, Peter, James, and John, saw Jesus in a special glory. 2 Peter 1:16-18 also refers to it on the mountaintop. Jesus shone with a great bright light and Moses and Elijah appear and Jesus speaks with them. So Peter, James and John saw Jesus standing in His Glory. The description about the Holy Spirit being breathed shows great power coming from God to be on and in those who would be about the work of Jesus, spreading the gospel. The important thing I think f

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