Earthly Thorns that Trouble Us 7- Sunday Selah

Earthly Thorns That Trouble UsDay 7- Sunday SelahDaniel Petterson“And twisting together a crown of thorns, they put it on His head and put a reed in His right hand. And kneeling before Him, they mocked Him, saying, ‘Hail, King of the Jews!’ And they spit on Him and took the reed and struck Him on the head. And when they had mocked Him, they stripped Him of the robe and put His…

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Earthly Thorns that Trouble Us 6- Weekly Thoughts

Earthly Thorns That Trouble UsDay 6- Weekly ThoughtsDaniel Petterson “Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.” (Philippians…

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Earthly Thorns that Trouble Us- 5- The Thorn of Distraction

Earthly Thorns That Trouble UsDay 5- The Thorn of DistractionDaniel Petterson“I will meditate on Your precepts and fix my eyes on Your ways.” (Psalm 119:15, ESV)I think our cats are hilarious, because they get so easily distracted. They can be laser-focused on a toy, ready to pounce on it. But then, from another room comes a noise, and they zoom out to check on the noise. The noise ends up being nothing,…

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Earthly Thorns That Trouble Us 4- The Thorn of Sin

Earthly Thorns That Trouble UsDay 4-The Thorn of Sin “Let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.” (Hebrews 12:1, ESV) “The Lord said to Cain, ‘… If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door. Its desire is contrary to you,…

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Earthly Thorns That Trouble Us- 3- The Thorn of People

Earthly Thorns That Trouble UsDay 3- The Thorn of People Daniel Petterson“See that no one repays anyone evil for evil, but always seek to do good to one another and to everyone.” (1 Thessalonians 5:15, ESV)“If possible, so far is it depends on you, live in peace with all people.” (Romans 12:18, ISV) I’m quite confident that every single reader of this article won’t take very long to think of at least…

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Earthly Thorns That Trouble Us 2- The Thorn of Finances

Earthly Thorns That Trouble UsDay 2- The Thorn of FinancesDaniel Petterson“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father…

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Earthly Thorns That Trouble Us 1- The Thorn of Sickness

Earthly Thorns That Trouble UsDay 1- The Thorn of Sickness Daniel Petterson “So to keep me from becoming conceited because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations, a thorn was given me in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to harass me, to keep me from becoming conceited. Three times I pleaded with the Lord about this, that it should leave me. But He said, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for…

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