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July 7 2009

Proverbs 7:5(HCSB) ->Another warning about adultery.

Proverbs 7:19-20(HSCSB) ->Husbands, stayhome! Let your heart be at rest with your wife!

Psalm 143:10-11 ->Teach, then, revive ->You don't get revival without knowledge, without the Word.

Revelation 12:8 ->satan is not strong enough. Never has been.

Galatians 6:14 ->The world should be dead to us! We should not allow ourselves to be attracted by it!

1 Peter 1:20 ->Christ has always been going to be the Redeemer, even before human understanding of it.

1 Peter 1:20 and Revelation 13:8 ->He was foreknown as the Redeemer, we as the redeemed.

Quote: "Money motivates neither the best people, nor the best in people. It can move the body and influence the mind, but it cannot touch the heart or move the spirit; that is reserved for belief, principle, and morality" Dee Hock

Thought: How do you seek to motivate? And do you realize that you must build into people the belief, principle and morality? That it must come from the total environment, not just from a few seminars?

Prayer: For Poland team: safe travel home, quick readjustment back to time zone!

Lord God, drive us today to do Your work instead of our own. And help me to do and not just blog. Amen.
Moving toward the Horizon,
Doug




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