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Finding God: A Helpful Response

The Pressing Question:Where is God in all of this?  Why did God not act the way we expected He would? Have you ever wondered where God was and why He chose to act or rather not to act in the way you expected?  



The Honest Dialogue:   Maybe you, like Job, have had similar conversations with the Lord.  Here is what Job had to say, "I cry out to you,God, but you do not answer; I stand up, but you merely look at me.  You turn on me ruthlessly;with the might of your hand you attack me.  You snatch me up and drive me before the wind;you toss me about in the storm.  I know you will bring me down to death,to the place appointed for all the living."  Job 30:20-23  Sometimes we may feel as if God is choosing to ignore our cries for help and for His intervention in horrible circumstances.  In fact, we may even feel that God is the cause of our trials.  God did allow Job to experience great hardship -- physical, emotional, and financial.  However, we must remember that although He allows…
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Coming May 1st!!

Godly Submission in the Life of the BelieverComing May 1, 2015! Go to www.blessedquietness.org photo credit: McDevotional via photopin(license) to get your copy for your personal study or small group!

Something New!

Dear Subscribers and Readers,
The Lord has burdened my heart and a new ministry has begun. Yes, the Blessed Quietness blog will continue. In the meantime, check outBlessed Quietness Ministries (ministry to women) and "Like" our Facebook page! 
Blessings,
Jennifer Joy

Square Peg in a Round Hole

Is There A Place For Me? If you're new to the body of Christ, or even if you're not, you may find yourself in the position of asking the question where you fit in within the confines of your current congregation. This question is more common than you might think. You are not alone! More than one person has shared with me in the past that they struggle to find their place within the body of Christ and where they can best serve. This dilemma can be caused by a number of reasons. However, even in the midst of the uncertainty about where you "fit" --rest assured there is a place for you and if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead (Rom. 10:9-10) then God is at work in you for His good pleasure! (Phil. 2:12-13)
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Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit. And there are varieties of ministries, and the same Lord. There are varieties of effects but the same God w…

Common Ground: The Road Less Traveled

The Presence of God. Ruth and Naomi found themselves in very trying circumstances after each suffered the loss of a husband and the inescapable grief that accompanies death. Scripture gives us a snapshot into their lives and we get a glimpse of the strong bond of friendship that took place between Ruth and Naomi. Was it the deep sense ofgrief that brought these two women together in a way they had never experienced before? Perhaps these women were drawn to each other because they knew they were “alone” in the world. More importantly, the presence of God is evident by Ruth's response to her mother-in-law. Ruth reminds us and reminded Naomi of God's presence.
The presence of God is the bond that unites our hearts as brothers and sisters in Christ.
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Mutual Commitment. Naomi urged Ruth to go home to her mother in Moab hoping that Ruth would find another husband. Ruth refused to leave Naomi; she was committed to Naomi and committed to serving Nao…

7 Tips for the New Year!

Blessed Quietness began one year and one day ago today because of the Lord. Thank you for joining me on this journey and I look forward to what the Lord will do in 2015.
1.Remember the Lord.Psalm 103:1-2.
2.Thank God in everything. I Thessalonians 5:18
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3. Never doubt the Lord's love for you. Psalm 100:5
4. Stay in the Word.2 Timothy 2:15
5. Put yourself in a place to be discipled and held accountable. Hebrews 10:25
6. Remember Whose you are. I Corinthians 6:19-20

7.Remember you have value and worth in the body of Christ. Get involved. Do not allow yourself to keep the chair warm on Sunday only to find your escape hatch after the sermon is over and you call it a day.I Corinthians 12:14-18


Blessings to all who may read this blog in the New Year. Remember the Lord!

Part 4 ~ Miracles: Gospel Truth

Reasons to Believe. Despite the questions raised against the veracity of miracles, there are some points to consider and reasons to believe that the miracles depicted in the Gospels and Acts are true. Below are some reasons to seriously consider for the veracity of miracles:
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"This very day in the town of David, there was born for you a Deliverer who is the Messiah"
Luke 2:11
Public Performance: Miracles were performed by Jesus in public for both His followers and those who did not believe.Works and Words of Jesus Intertwined: Jesus' life and ministry was closely intertwined with His spoken words. If we removed the miracles from Scripture, much of the Gospel accounts would not be coherent or make logical sense.Primary Purpose of Miracles: To verify what the Prophets foretold in the Old Testament of the messianic age.Presented as Historical Events: The miracles that Jesus performed were in keeping with His character and the character …