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Colossians 2:5

Colossians 2:5

For though I am absent in the flesh, yet am I with you in the spirit,

After Thought

Our animal companions truly teach us what it means to be with someone in spirit. Though we are absent from them, they long for our return. They wait to rejoice at our arrival.

~ Pastor Bob Barnett

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Psalm 145:15

Psalm 145:15

The eyes of all look to You, And You give them their food in due time.

After Thought

The giving of thanks for our food has become lost in the rush of the day. To take a moment in prayer honors God and brings added blessing beyond what mere food can deliver.

~ Pastor Bob Barnett

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Matthew 6:25

Matthew 6:25

Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?

After Thought

It is easy with our fallen nature to worry about so many things because we sense our insufficiency. But God is sufficient, and He will meet our needs. As we do what we can He does what we cannot.

~ Pastor Bob Barnett

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John 3:8

John 3:8

The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.

After Thought

You can sense the wind and observe what the wind can do. In the same way we can sense the move of the Spirit and observe what He does.

~ Pastor Bob Barnett

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Romans 8:31

Romans 8:31

What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us?

After Thought

People of faith can relax in God's faithfulness. They know He is in control. He says to them, "Trust Me, I've got this."

~ Pastor Bob Barnett

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Psalm 81:10

Psalm 81:10

I am the LORD your God, who brought you up out of Egypt. Open wide your mouth and I will fill it.

After Thought

Ask the Lord for what you need. He has demonstrated throughout the Bible His willingness to answer the humble and honest prayer.

~ Pastor Bob Barnett

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Psalm 68:3

Psalm 68:3

But may the righteous be glad and rejoice before God; may they be happy and joyful

After Thought

There is great joy in the knowledge that God has power over everything.

~ Pastor Bob Barnett

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Joel 2:22

Joel 2:22

Do not be afraid, you wild animals, for the pastures in the wilderness are becoming green. The trees are bearing their fruit; the fig tree and the vine yield their riches.

After Thought

Animals live each day dependent upon God's provision. They show us simple trust.

~ Pastor Bob Barnett

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