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Mercy

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Romans 6:2  (NIV) What shall we say, then?  Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase?     By no means! We are those who have died to sin;  how can we live in it any longer? Sometimes confession is the only thing that will release us. I confess. I'm running late to work this morning. I looked westward into the countless vehicles coming in my direction.  Concerned I drove one-quarter mile to the highway entranced and notice the traffic.  It was like a parking lot. Different shades of color on every rooftop, all on a stand still.  I now understood why the local road was so occupied. I remembered I was familiar with another road that seemed a little out of the way, but I challenged myself to take it. It was a clear.  I am now on schedule to arrive to my destination with maybe a 5 minute delay. Roads are a funny thing especially when construction has somehow changed the landscape. So, I am almost there.  GPS says exit N or S.  The roads s

Chains off!

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On the very night when Herod was about to bring him forward, Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains, and guards in front of the door were watching over the prison. And behold, an angel of the Lord suddenly appeared and a light shone in the cell; and he struck Peter’s side and woke him up, saying, “Get up quickly.” And his chains fell off his hands.  (Acts 12:6-7, NASB) Have you been struck lately? Well, what kinda’ question is that? When I think of chains, most of the time I think of restraint; an instrument causing restriction; something limiting me. Sometimes restriction is for our own safety, perhaps even for training or a waiting period. A prisoner is held in chains for fear he will run from the law; put behind iron bars so that they won't escape. But what if you are innocent and wrongly accused? Those same chains and cell still keep you unless you are released by the same law that convicted you. As a child of God we are often asking Go

Holy, Holy, Holy

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I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and  the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine. ( 2 Timothy 4:1-2) Dreams are kinda’ funny. Sometimes they don’t make sense. Other times God’s speaks through them (Joel 2:28). Late last night, more like early morning I had a dream. In my dream I was called to lead worship at a wedding. It seemed that all my music was missing and no matter how hard I tried (in my dream) I could not produce a song set. Printers printed the wrong music; my packets were incorrect and it was moments before we were to begin worshipping the Lord. It seemed no one had the correct music! My friend leaned over to me and said “if you don’t start singing I will”. It was like the very breath of God –it filled me. I turned to the team and said, “forget what you’ve prepared, forget the songs selected”. I