Author - Johnny Jones

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My Shepherd
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Keep Knocking
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Keep On
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The Glow
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“Eyeballs”
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His Mighty Hand
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The Distinction
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Crowned
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A Personal Promise
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Believe

My Shepherd

Psalm 23:1-6 The Lord is my shepherd; I have all that I need. 2 He lets me rest in green meadows; he leads me beside peaceful streams. 3 He renews my strength. He guides me along right paths, bringing honor to his name. 4 Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me. Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me. 5 You prepare a feast for me in the presence of my enemies. You honor me by anointing my head with oil. My cup overflows with blessings.6 Surely your goodness and unfailing love[…]

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Keep Knocking

Luke 11:9-10 9 “So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. 10 For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.  You may not realize it, but you are the answer to someone’s prayer. I know you probably don’t think about it that often, but it’s true. I was recently reminded of this myself when I was standing at the check-out counter of a restaurant, paying for my dinner, and just casually asked the[…]

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Keep On

Galatians 6:9 So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up. Have you ever wondered if the time you spend praying and the gifts and offerings you give really make a difference? No matter who you are, including the most seasoned believers, these thoughts may come across your mind from time to time. I know these same thoughts have hit me on occasion, but the Holy Spirit quickly reminds me of all the times God has come through for me right when[…]

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The Glow

Psalm 16:11 You will show me the way of life, granting me the joy of your presence and the pleasure of living with you forever. Moses knew the necessity of the presence of God. He knew that the task he had been given to lead the Israelites was simply way more than he could ever do on his own. And he knew that without the presence of God on him and with him and the children of Israel, there would be no distinction between them and the rest of the world. Moses so desperately desired the presence of God that[…]

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“Eyeballs”

Hebrews 12:2 “Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” This may be one of those analogies that is difficult to relate to, but I clearly remember being in the Marine Corps Boot Camp and hearing the command our drill instructor gave when he wanted everyone to look at him. In a loud, authoritative voice he would yell, “Eyeballs,” to which all seventy-some recruits would reply, “Snap Sir,” as[…]

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His Mighty Hand

Exodus 13:14 With the power of his mighty hand, the Lord brought us out of Egypt, the place of our slavery. Have you ever been set free from something? Maybe it was a brutal boss, an unhealthy relationship, a burdensome debt, or a bad habit. If so, it is good to often look back and remember that it was the LORD who brought you out. It’s helpful to recall the blessings of the LORD and all the wonderful things He has brought into your life.  However, it’s just as important to remember the things He has brought you from: the[…]

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The Distinction

Hebrews 10:10 (NLT) For God’s will was for us to be made holy by the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ, once for all time. Only one thing made the distinction between the Israelites and the Egyptians. For over 400 years, Egypt was all the Israelites knew. Joseph, who saved Egypt from famine, had been long forgotten and now many generations of Israelites had been born into slavery and oppression. The Israelites had grown accustom to the atmosphere and culture of their surroundings, sharing in the same foods and even worshiping the same gods.  But on one particular night[…]

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Crowned

When I look at the night sky and see the work of your fingers—the moon and the stars you set in place—4 what are mere mortals that you should think about them,human beings that you should care for them?5 Yet you made them only a little lower than God and crowned them with glory and honor. Psalm 8:3-5  David was awe struck, and I can understand. As he gazed into the beautiful starlit sky he was blown away at just that one part of God’s magnificent creation, but then another thought hit him that made him even more amazed. It was the thought[…]

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A Personal Promise

Matthew 28:20 Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”  There are times in life when we all feel alone. We can be surrounded by family, friends, and co-workers and still feel isolated and lonely. Often this sense of aloneness comes from a feeling of inadequacy; feeling as though we are not qualified enough for the task at hand and becoming overwhelmed at the thought of all the things on our to-do list. If you’re having one of[…]

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Believe

If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer. Matthew 21:22  Have you ever come across a verse in scripture that seemed so impossible? I mean so impossible that you questioned within yourself, “Lord, how could this possibly be true?” Well, that recently happened to me as I read a scripture I’ve read many times before in my life. But this time, something jumped out at me. It was the words from Jesus Himself found in Matthew 21:22. Jesus said, “If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.” After reading that verse I[…]

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