Daily Archives: July 21, 2012

And The Winner Is ….

And the winner of the Slimkicker Challenge is …

Girlie Valencia (@iamgirlyghee)

I would like to THANK all persons who participated in the Slimkicker Challenge …

I believe that this program has given us all a new leash on life …

I am proud of you all & May we all keep up the continued success to be a better ME!

**NOTE** Girlie Valencia (@iamgirlyghee) can you please inbox me at isunshineporter@yahoo.com so I can tell you the details on how to claim your prize. Thanks!

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Our Daily Bread – Abide With Me

READ: Hebrews 13:1-8

Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” —Hebrews 13:5

One of the highlights of English football (soccer) each year is the final match of the annual FA Cup Final. For more than a hundred years, the day has been marked by excitement, festivity, and competition. But what fascinates me is how the game begins. It starts with the singing of the traditional hymn “Abide With Me.”

At first that struck me as odd. What does that hymn have to do with football? As I thought about it, though, I realized that for the follower of Christ it has everything to do with sports, shopping, working, going to school, or anything else we do. Since there is no corner of our lives that should not be affected by the presence of God, the longing that He would abide with us is actually the most reasonable thing we could desire. Of course, the presence of our heavenly Father is not something we need to plead for—it is promised to us. In Hebrews 13:5, we read, “For [God] Himself has said, ‘I will never leave you nor forsake you.’”

Not only is God’s presence the key to our contentment, but it is also the promise that can give us wisdom, peace, comfort, and strength—no matter where we are or what we are doing. —Bill Crowder

Thank You, Lord, for walking with us every day.
You are our guardian, friend, and guide.
May we sense Your loving presence and always
know that You are close by our side. Amen.

Our greatest privilege is to enjoy Christ’s presence.

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