bless the Lord

Grace and peace on this first September Monday Dear Hearts ⁠❤⁠ Again today, as I spent quiet time with the Lord, Psalms 91 and 103 reminded me of God’s amazing love and mercy toward all of His children. I am a child of God. Psalm 91 1 He who [a]dwells in the secret place of the Most…

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an offended heart

There is an enemy of your heart and future that you may not be aware of. This enemy destroys marriages, divides churches, ruins friendships and opens the door for oppression and even sickness. The enemy is the offended heart. Offense and bitterness are wreaking havoc in many Christian lives and most don’t know how to…

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do not conform!

The Gospel is Increase! Did you know that everything about the gospel speaks of increase? Do you realize that the gospel empowers people to prosper in every area of life? At the same time, everything about Satan and the darkness of the world tends toward loss, corruption and poverty. God’s kingdom is designed for men…

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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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