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    On Sep 17, 2013 Rebekah wrote:

     I lost myself in love for God, others and myself when I accepted Jesus. I am only able to maintain that gift of peace and love, and the power to give it to others,  through conscious and purposeful contact with Him each morning. I have been a believer all my life, and have always heard other people say that visiting with the Lord and reading His Word every morning was the key to His power and love. It always sounded like a good idea, but I just did not form this habit, praying sporadically, although daily. I am now 55, and as a result of an illness that prevented me from working I began to read my Bible and listen and talk to Jesus every morning first thing before the day takes off, two years ago. I can honestly say that this IS the secret to wisdom and His power and love in life. In the past two years of this habit, I have grown as a person exponentially more than in all of the other years I've been alive. Try it for yourself and see.
    Just do it. Don't miss a day. Watch what happens....people will begin to ask you what is different in your life, why you are happy and content in the middle of any circumstance... then you can explain your secret to them. That, to me is what being a Christian is: no judgment or coersion, just the truth that is your reality, which can also be theirs. He is real and alive and you can prove it by His power in your life. That is what a real "witness" is.
    Jesus said "I am the vine (root) and you are the branches, apart from Me you can do nothing."

    There is a book that is one of my favorites that is a very small book and very simple, which explains this concept very beautifully. I recommend it to everyone: "Secrets of the Vine"  by Bruce Wilkinson.
     "We love because He first loved us-"

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