ONE SOLITARY LIFE

He was born in an obscure village
He worked in a carpenter shop until he was about thirty.
He then became an itinerant preacher.
He never held an office.
He never had a family or owned a house.
He didn’t go to college.
He had no credentials but Himself.

After preaching three years, the public turned against Him.
His friends ran away.
He was turned over to His enemies and went through the mockery of trial.
He was nailed to a cross between two thieves.
While He was dying, His executioners gambled for His clothing, the only property He had on earth.
He was laid in a borrowed grave.

Nineteen centuries have come and gone,
And today He is the central figure of the human race.
All the armies that ever marched,
All the navies that ever sailed,
All the parliaments that ever sat, and
All the kings that ever reigned
Have not affected the life of man on earth as much as
That ONE SOLITARY LIFE.

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JESUS CHRIST, INCOMPARABLE

More than nineteen hundred years ago there was a man born contrary to the laws of life. This man lived in poverty and was reared in obscurity. He did not travel extensively.

Only once did He cross the boundary of the country in which He lived; that was during His exile in childhood.

He possessed neither wealth nor influence.
His relatives were inconspicuous and had neither training nor formal education.

In infancy He started a king;
In childhood He puzzled doctors;
In manhood He ruled the course of nature, walked upon the billows as if pavements, and hushed the sea to sleep.
He healed the multitudes without medicine and made no charges for His service.

He never wrote a book, yet all the libraries of the country could not hold the books that have been written about Him.

He never wrote a song, and yet He has furnished the theme for more songs than all the songwriters combined.
He never founded college, but all the schools put together cannot boast of having as many students.

He never marshaled an army, nor drafted a soldier, nor fired a gun; and yet no leader ever had more volunteers who have, under His orders, made more rebels stack arms and surrender without a shot being fired.

He never practiced medicine and yet He healed more broken hearts than all the doctors far and near.
Every seventh day the wheels of commerce cease their turning and multitudes wend their way to worshiping assemblies to pay homage and respect to Him.

The names of past, proud statesmen of Greece and Rome have come and gone.
The names of past scientists, philosophers, and theologians have come and gone, but the name of this man abounds more and more.

Although nineteen hundred years between the people of this generation and the scene of His crucifixion have passed yet He still lives.

Herod could not destroy Him and the grave could not hold Him.

He stands forth upon the highest pinnacle of heavenly glory, proclaimed of God, acknowledged by angels, adored by saints, and feared by devils, as the living personal Christ, our Lord and Savior.

— Author Unknown —

THE GREATEST

The highest aim in life – To know God and do His will

The most enriching good habit – Complimenting others
The most destructive bad habit – WorryThe greatest joy – Giving
The greatest loss – Loss of self-respect
The most satisfying work – Helping others
The ugliest personality trait – SelfishnessThe most endangered species – Dedicated Leaders
Our greatest natural resource – Our youth
The ugliest look – A frown
The greatest shot in the arm – Encouragement

The greatest problem to overcome – Fear
The most effective sleeping pill – Peace of mind
The most crippling failure disease – Excuses
The surest way to limit God – Unbelief
The most powerful forces in life – Love
The most dangerous piranha – A gossiper

The greatest Life-Giver – The Creator
The world’s most incredible computer – The Brain
The worst thing to be without – Hope
The deadliest weapon – The Tongue
The two most power-filled words – “I CAN!”

The greatest asset – Faith
The most worthless emotion – Self-pity
The most beautiful attire – A Smile!
The most prized possession – Self-esteem
The most powerful channel of communication – PRAYER
The most contagious spirit – ENTHUSIASM
The most urgent need – SALVATION
The greatest attribute of Jesus Christ – Obedience

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A PRAYER USING THE NAME OF GOD

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Elohim,
I KNOW you can create something out of nothing, will you create something out of any nothing areas – impossible situations in my life.

El Elyon,
I KNOW you are in control, sovereign, and I give you my circumstances today.

Adonai,
I KNOW you are my Lord and Master, I choose to follow you instead of the ways of the world.

El Shaddai,
I KNOW you are God Almighty, and I trust that you are sufficient for my deepest needs today.

Yahweh Jireh,
I KNOW you are my provider, and will supply everything I need today.

El Roi,
I KNOW you are the God who sees, and that I am never alone, and nothing in my life goes unnoticed, for you know it all and see it all.

Yahweh,
I KNOW you are the one and only, self-existent, eternal, covenant-keeping God and that you will always love me.

Yahweh Rophe,
I KNOW you are my healer and I come to you now with every area of me that needs healing today.

Yahweh Nissi,
I KNOW you are my banner, and the victory in every situation that threatens me today.

Yahweh Mekaddesh,
I KNOW you are my sanctifier, making me holy, doing for me what I can never do for myself.

Yahweh Shalom,
I KNOW you are my peace, and bring calm in every storm I face in life.
Yahweh Sabaoth,
I KNOW you are the LORD of hosts, and bring deliverance as you defeat my enemies.

Yahweh Ro’i,
I KNOW you are my shepherd, and intimately care for me even if no one else does.

Abba, Father,
I KNOW you are my Father and that I can run to you and rest in the security of your everlasting arms.