Dr. Mary C. Neal Quotes
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They care for, protect, and guide God's people, frequently intervening or bring messages to people from God.
Even when we are frustrated by our inability to understand a circumstance or event, there are unseen angels bringing comfort and protection as directed by the wisdom of God.
Live a life of gratitude, giving thanks in all circumstances.
Churches provide a place of gathering for people who share common beliefs, support and encouragement for each other in faith, a place to find insight into and teaching about God's Word, and they provide a time and place where people can leave the world behind and focus only on their spiritual relationship with God.
By freely choosing to believe God's promises, a person's faith may be more strongly embraced and, therefore, less likely to falter in times of struggle, sadness, or other such difficulties.
Before we return to Heaven, our real home, we have an incredible opportunity on Earth to face challenges that will help us learn, grow and to become more Christ-like in the fruits of our spirit.
Faith allows us to confidently walk with God into a future filled with joy; one that can become an extraordinary and amazing adventure.
The heaven I witnessed was so pure, love-filled, and magnificent that I did not want to return to earth.
I feel as though I am trying to describe a three-dimensional experience while living in a two-dimension world. The appropriate words, descriptions, and concepts don't even exist in our current language. I have subsequently read the accounts of other people's near-death experiences and their portrayals of heaven and I am able to see the same limitations in their descriptions and vocabulary that I see in my own.
The more we love, the more love we have to offer. So it is with God's love for us. It is inexhaustible.
What I find more remarkable, however, is how readily many people in our society believe outlandish and unsubstantiated urban myths and conspiracies (Pop Rocks and Coke, JFK assassination, AIDS is man-made, etc.), yet disregard thousands of personal and consistent testimonies of miracles and near-death experiences from people throughout all cultures and religions.
But I also assert that most of us don't look for miracles, don't recognize them for what they really are, and don't really believe them to be of divine origin even if their miraculous nature is noticed.
When you are doing God's will everything seems to happen without much effort or many obstacles.
I began to see my life and each breath I am given as a living prayer to God and a way to pray for others for our world.
Even when it feels as if we are being crushed by earthly troubles, we can remain joyful. If we keep our focus on God, our spirit cannot be trampled.
No matter what the circumstances, we can be grateful that God fulfills His promises, that our faith is sufficient to sustain us, and that our eternal life is assured.
I then carefully searched through the pages until I was able to find the verse that was crystal clear . . . It read: "Rejoice always." - 1 Thessalonians 5:16 (ESV)
Later in the day, a second verse became clear to my vision. It read: "Pray without ceasing." - 1 Thessalonians 5:17 (ESV)
The last verse that became clear to my vision that day was this: "Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is the will of God's in Christ Jesus for you." 1 Thessalonians 5:18 (ESV)
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