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Fran Lafferty

I shall yet learn, and grow beyond the immaturity of adulthood. I shall again laugh, and learn the wisdom of a child.

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Jul 17

Good morning, Father!
Thank you for a good night of sleep at last, and THANK YOU for helping me hang in there yesterday, working my way through that blind spot, breaking through to a new season in building my new ONE site!! I didn’t see that coming, and I am glad I just trusted you and followed your guidance! 🙂 You were Faithful as always, leading me step by step across the murky waters and into a glorious new valley of HOPE! Yay! I feel sooooo much better today, relieved and excited once again! I even like my new “about me” page that right now is just my “Random Posts” page, heeheehee. 😉

 
Hebrews 6:7-20 ERV

Some people are like land that gets plenty of rain and produces a good crop for those who farm it. That kind of land has God’s blessing. 
But other people are like land that grows only thorns and weeds. It is worthless and in danger of being cursed by God. It will be destroyed by fire. 
Dear friends, I am not saying this because I think it is happening to you. We really expect that you will do better—that you will do the good things that will result in your salvation. 
God is fair, and he will remember all the work you have done. He will remember that you showed your love to him by helping his people and that you continue to help them. 
We want each of you to be willing and eager to show your love like that the rest of your life. Then you will be sure to get what you hope for. 
We don’t want you to be lazy. We want you to be like those who, because of their faith and patience, will get what God has promised. 
God made a promise to Abraham. And there is no one greater than God, so he made the promise with an oath in his own name—an oath that he would do what he promised. 
He said, “I will surely bless you. I will give you many descendants.” 
Abraham waited patiently for this to happen, and later he received what God promised. 
People always use the name of someone greater than themselves to make a promise with an oath. The oath proves that what they say is true, and there is no more arguing about it. 
God wanted to prove that his promise was true. He wanted to prove this to those who would get what he promised. He wanted them to understand clearly that his purposes never change. So God said something would happen, and he proved what he said by adding an oath. 
These two things cannot change: God cannot lie when he says something, and he cannot lie when he makes an oath. So these two things are a great help to us who have come to God for safety. They encourage us to hold on to the hope that is ours. 
This hope is like an anchor for us. It is strong and sure and keeps us safe.
It goes behind the curtain. 
Jesus has already entered there and opened the way for us. He has become the high priest forever, just like Melchizedek. 

 

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