Feed Your Soul, Body & Mind with God’s Holy Word

Thoughts and ActionsA phrase from 1 Thessalonians 2:13 concisely describes the result of consistently reading the Holy Scriptures, the Bible. “The word of God…is at work in you who believe,” 1 Thessalonians 2:13. The Bible is unlike any book ever written because it originated in the Creator of the universe who selected particular humans to record his thoughts. Consequently, as we read the Bible, God works his will and ways into our hearts. …

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Meditation that Builds You Up

Beloved BibleScripture points us towards meditation that builds us up and never tears us down! On the other hand, Satan, our sinful human nature and the corrupt social system in which we live, tries every way possible to use our meditation against us. There is some really great news! God’s written Word directs us into healthy meditation that blesses us and everyone around us. …

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Success and Blessing

man holding bible“Apply your heart to instruction and your ear to words of knowledge,” Proverbs 23:12.
In Webster’s 1828 Dictionary the word “apply” is defined as:

  1. to use or employ for a specific purpose.”
  2. “to fix the mind; to engage or employ with attention.”
  3.  to give the chief part of time to an endeavor.”

So, Proverbs 23:12 urges us to not waste our emotional and mental energy on hours and hours of television or entertainment, but to use our mind-time for useful purposes.  Give our meditation to instruction contained in Scripture and the Words of knowledge God’s Spirit placed in those who wrote Scripture.  As God’s Words of knowledge fill our ears and hearts, we walk in his ways of success and blessing!

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pursue intimacy with GodThe Lord looks for confidants to whom he can pour out his heart and thoughts. The dictionary defines “confidant” as “one to whom secrets are entrusted”. Proverbs 3:22 declares, “The Lord…takes the upright into his confidence.” So, by his Word and his Spirit, God pours his thoughts and his feelings into everyone who seeks to please him. Keep reading the Word and spending that private time communing with him in praise, thanksgiving and adoration. In this way you become the Lord’s confidant; his trusted companion!

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Verses that Vivify from the Book of Job

Book of JobMany years ago I began recording Verses that Vivify during my private reading of Scripture.  My secretary types these verses into a file on our computer.  Consequently, this blog shares with you the verses that vivify from the book of Job.  I trust they are a blessing and encouragement to you and build a new appreciation for the book we call Job.

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Be greatly encouraged,

Pastor James Fields

Verses that Vivify From the Book of Job

Job 4:3-4 You have instructed many, how you have strengthened feeble hands. Your words have supported those who stumbled; you have strengthened faltering knees.

Job 5:9 He performs wonders that cannot be fathomed, miracles that cannot be counted.

Job 10:8-9 Your hands shaped me and made me.…you molded me like clay.

Job 10:12 You gave me life and showed me kindness, and in your providence watched over my spirit.

Job 11:7 Can you fathom the mysteries of God? Can you probe the limits of the Almighty?

Job 12:10 In his hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind.

Job 14: 14-15 All the days of my hard service I will wait for my renewal to come. You will call and I will answer you; you will long for the creature your hands have made.

Job 16:5 My mouth would encourage you; comfort from my lips will bring you relief.

Job 17:9 The righteous will hold to their ways, and those with clean hands will grow stronger.

Job 19:25 I know that my Redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand on the earth.

Job 22:22 Accept instruction from his mouth and lay up his words in your heart.

Job 22:23 & 25 If you return to the almighty you will be restored.…then the Almighty will be your gold, the choicest silver for you.

Job 22:23, 26-27 If you return to the Almighty you will be restored.…then you will find delight in the Almighty and will lift up your face to God. You will pray to him, and he will hear you.

Job 23:10 He knows the way that I take; when he has tested me, I will come forth as gold.

Job 23:12 I have not departed from the commands of his lips; I have treasured the words of his mouth more than my daily bread.


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When You Don’t Know What to Ask

Bible StudyHere’s an email we received: “The surgery was a disaster. My husband had a brain hemorrhage and stroke in recovery. He was in ICU for 9 days. His brain is slowly waking up. It probably will be a recovery that takes several weeks/months. Thanks for praying for us—we have needed it!”  After reading this email we didn’t know specifically how to pray for our friend. What do we do when we don’t know what to ask? …

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Hearing the “Whole” News

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All of us swim in a sea of news.  Television and radio broadcasts, newspapers and magazines, as well as talk among friends saturate us with the latest news of events from around the world.  Jesus predicted that in the time just before his return, many people would drown in the flood of terrifying bad news. …

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