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It Ain’t For Sale

It ain’t for sale…. 


Just about anything we could possibly want or think we need is available instantly these days. 


From the basics of food, shelter, and clothing to instant fixes from pills, powders, and motivational mojo, we can get it instantly with our bank cards and money. 


Maybe it’s different for you but I have learned the hard way that none of my flaws, defects, or shortcomings can be fixed instantly and from purchasing that latest thing they hawk on the TV. 


My weight loss and restored health journey comes only from daily work and proper eating. 


My fears and pride are only managed through a daily reprieve contingent on the maintenance and growth of my spiritual condition. 


I know I cannot buy my grace from God. 


He does not offer it for sale!..


But He gives it to us for free when we become willing…


Check your experience…


“What we really have is a daily reprieve contingent on the maintenance of our spiritual condition.” Big Book pg. 85 


Lord thank You for giving us Your Holy Spirit freely when we become willing to receive, AMEN. 


“And when Simon saw that through the laying on of the apostles’ hands the Holy Spirit was given, he offered them money, saying, ‘Give me this power also, that anyone on whom I lay hands may receive the Holy Spirit.'” Acts 8: 18-19 


Have a blessed day Y’all! 


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Add Some Light to It

Let’s throw a little light on the subject…


Light sure makes things easier for us. 


We have different lights for different needs. 


Sunlight is necessary for all living things. 


Light bulbs give us access, safety, and convenience in our daily lives. 


It is part of our culture to use the term “throw a little light on the subject” when we want to draw attention to something. 


Have you considered how we use the Lord’s light in His Holy Spirit? 


When we walk in the light of the Holy Spirit, our path is illuminated with grace, hope, and we find ourselves in the company of fellow believers and not so alone anymore


Try turning on the light of the Holy Spirit next time you feel alone or confused. 


It will amaze you how different things look and feel in His light! … 


Check your experience. … 


 “I must turn in all things to the Father of Light who presides over us all.” Big Book pg. 14 


Lord, let us continue to seek and dwell in Your light as we seek Your will and grace daily, AMEN. 


“But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another” 1 John 1:7 


Have a blessed day Y’all! 


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Change Your Mind

Change your mind… 


Have you ever noticed how much our minds tend to magnify the things that are fear driven? 


It’s human nature for this to happen but it’s sad to see so many of us get caught up in these delusions that are created in our minds as we hold onto these thoughts and let them grow in size and strength. 


There is no need to become a prisoner of our fears. 


We can break free of fear’s hold on us by simply changing our minds. 


Try it! 

The next time you find yourself being held hostage by fear….


 Ask the Holy Spirit (prayer) to remove the fear and replace it with the thought of helping someone else. 


Give it a try! 


You can do it and as always… 


Check your experience!.. 

“At once, we commence to outgrow fear.” Big Book pg. 68

Lord let us use our faith to replace the fear that tries to “divert our minds, AMEN. 

 “…be made new in the attitude of your minds;” Ephesians 4:23 


Have a blessed day Y’all! 

Join me in looking at the things we face daily with passages from both the Big Book and Bible!


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Guard Your Heart

GUARD YOUR HEART!


We have many things in our lives that keep us safe and protected from harm.  


From the clothes we wear to protect us from the elements to the various things in our homes, cars, and jobs, like locks, safety glass, and fire-retardant materials, we are surrounded by protection and security. 


It’s so common and a part of our culture that we seldom think about it. 


What about our hearts?  


I don’t mean the healthy food we are supposed to eat and the daily exercise we are supposed to participate in that keeps out tickers physically healthy. 


What are we doing to protect our hearts from the worldly influences that can cause us to make bad decisions based on illusions of material things that spark the pride and greed of our self -will?  


How are you guarding your heart from these influences?.. 


Check your experience… 


“Here was something at work in a human heart which had done the impossible.” Big Book pg. 11 


Lord, let us guard our hearts from the illusions of this world by focusing on Your Will, Word, and Truth, AMEN.


 “Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.” Proverbs 4:23 

Have a blessed day Y’all! 


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Why Worry?

Why worry?.. 


Schedules conflict, appointments run long, and our responsibilities never seem to end! 


Now maybe it’s different for you but when I find myself, as I often do, mentally leaving the present situation because my mind wants me to start focusing on where it thinks I should be according to the “plan”, I must remind myself that this is where I need to be and now is where my focus needs to be. 


Wringing my hands, pacing, checking my watch, calendar, or phone, won’t move the time any faster. 


I have learned that the root cause of all of this for me is my fear-based mind’s desire to worry. 


The solution I must force myself at times to grab and hold onto is that God has me right here right now for His own reasons and I need to be awake and present in this moment and not lost in thoughts and worry over my day not matching up with my calendar. 

Worry won’t change a thing, except to make your present situation more uncomfortable… 


Check your experience… 


“Nothing, absolutely nothing happens in God’s world by mistake.” Big Book pg. 417 


Lord, let us trade in our worries for your grace and guidance, AMEN. 


“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4: 6-7 


Have a blessed day Y’all! 

Join me in looking at the things we face daily with passages from both the Big Book and Bible! 


https://www.amazon.com/s?k=pastor+mark+farley&ref=nb_sb_noss 


 How about a daily dose of hope and inspired thought?