Month: August 2021

if only

“Unbelief can only be conquered by eliminating distractions and focusing on Him and His word.” _Barry Bennett Much of what we call a faith battle is really a battle against unbelief. When faith is conceived, there is a knowing and an assurance that we have what we have believed for, even before the manifestation. Unbelief…

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the right way

Many of you know that I’ve been sharing meditations and devotions from Barry Bennett here on the Cottage Blog for years. I think the first one is dated October 2016! This man of God has taught us so much and we are so grateful for his heart for The Lord. Today he put up another…

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my storage shed

Earlier this month (August 2021) I began a study on Luke Chapter 6. Upon arriving at verse 43 the study changed, taking on a whole new life of its own: GOOD Fruit! “You don’t get wormy apples off a healthy tree, nor good apples off a diseased tree. The health of the apple tells the…

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key #6 to effective prayer

PRAISE ALWAYS In order to pray effectively we’ll need to PRAISE God at ALL times. As our example, King David offered praise when he prayed for deliverance from trouble. In 1 Samuel 21:10-15 he records his trouble when he feigned madness before A′chish the king of Gath. Later In Psalm 34, he wrote, “This poor…

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intense anticipation

“Lifeless religion will leave people creating doctrinal excuses for their powerless lives.” Barry Bennett God’s Word Is A Gospel of Power! Expect the power of God and miracles in your life! Your intense anticipation of His goodness is the fertile ground for faith to receive miracles! The true gospel is the power of God. Lifeless…

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contentment

“There’s no happier person than a truly thankful, content person.” Joyce Meyer On the one hand, as believers in Christ Jesus, we should be contented people, at peace with God, our neighbors, our family, and ourselves. There is a serene satisfaction in that kind of contentment which brings a sense of gladness, gratification, happiness, pleasure…

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no plans

Grace and peace on your Tuesday Dear Hearts.❤️ This morning the Lord laid Matthew 6:34 on my heart again… “So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own Matthew 6:34 Amplified Bible Last week, as we visited with our out of state guests, I…

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the real me

My heart is the real me. My spirit may be born again but it is with my heart that I bring forth my life for good or evil. It is with my heart I believe or grow hard against God. It is my heart that relates to the world around me. God can see my…

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a time of grace

Where Does Suffering Come From? Jesus is not allowing suffering. Man is. God gave the earth to man and man gave it to the devil through sin. Jesus came to save men, not destroy them. He is not allowing or sending destructive natural disasters or viruses. They are a result of sin in the earth.…

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keys to the Kingdom

In certain Christian circles the tradition of “binding and loosing” may extend all the way from binding ‘a spirit of snoring’ to loosing ‘my perfect personal trainer’. I’m here to tell you — those are the wrong keys! Don’t misunderstand me please. I’ve tried opening the doors to God’s Kingdom using those very keys myself.…

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