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The Lord doesn't always speak in an audible voice, but often in nudges, moving the heart.
The Lord is a gentleman. He is patient. He is longsuffering

He often remains silent, while we are speaking, but He will not remain silent forever.
He can be grieved and quenched when we refuse His message.

When nothing else works to get our attention,
then He may allow "...the pestilence that walketh in darkness;..."
to come into our lives to urge us to "...abide under the shadow of the Almighty."

When He gets our attention, and we begin to cry, "Daddy, save me," (Romans 8:15, KJV)
then "...I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him."

These selections come from Psalm 91. Many times my thoughts return to my childhood
with the reading of this psalm. When I was a little boy, I was wont to hide behind
my earthly daddy when dangerous or unfamiliar situations arose in my life.
My Daddy on earth was much bigger and much stronger than I was.

How much greater, today, as a grown man, that I can look to my Heavenly Father,
Who is infinitely bigger and stronger than my earthly father ever was.

As children, we were very good at "reading" our parents.
They gave us certain looks, which told us how to act without ever speaking words.
"You better not speak right now. I am so angry about what you have done."
"I love you, Dear One. Come here. Let me give you a hug."
Myriad were the looks in between these two extremes on the continuum.

The Lord in like manner says, "I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go:
I will guide thee with mine eye.
" (Psalm 32:8, KJV)

Earthly parents would often touch us on the shoulder in public,
especially when we were "acting up." When our eyes met,
they would simply hold up one index finger, waving it back and forth.
This meant, "Stop! Think about what you are doing!
Change your behavior before the hand of judgment falls on the seat of knowledge!
"

Of course, at other times a big, strong, gentle arm would wrap slowly around our chests,
drawing us back to them in a warm embrace, simply meaning, "I love you,...just because."

The Lord in His inimitable ways gives us His Own Divine Nudges.
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#290. Joy Is Healing
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#289. Whispered Prayers
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#288. "He Said What?"
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#287. Whispers in the Mist
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#286. "A Cup of Cold Water"
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#285. Seek the Lord. Find Joy and Peace.
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#284. In the Lord's Care
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#283. "My Peace I Give to You"
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#282. Above All, Take
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#281. What's in a Day?
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#280. Trust the Lord,...Period.
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#279. God Provides
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#278. Is Your Faith Living?
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#277. Ready Feet
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#276. Write Little, Listen Much
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#275. The Shoes
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#274. "Speak Up at the Right Time"
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#273. "And the Iron Did Swim"
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#272. What's in a Name? (Take 2)
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#271. The Helmet of Salvation
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#270. Does It Matter to The Lord?
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#269. Is Faith Worth the Effort?
ID #1008479 entered on April 14, 2021 at 1:25am
#268. Hymn: "The Helmet of Salvation"
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#267. The Breastplate of Righteousness
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#266. Waiting on the Lord
ID #1008072 entered on April 8, 2021 at 11:10pm
#265. Overcomers
ID #1007970 entered on April 7, 2021 at 5:11pm
#264. It's Time to Find God
ID #1007914 entered on April 6, 2021 at 11:48pm
#263. Worthy God’s Best
ID #1007844 entered on April 5, 2021 at 10:40pm
#262. The Belt of Truth and How It Fits
ID #1007632 entered on April 2, 2021 at 11:29pm
#261. The Belt of Truth
ID #1007555 entered on April 2, 2021 at 12:27am
#260. Beyond the Eyes
ID #1007414 entered on April 1, 2021 at 12:41am
#259. Becoming Who He Is
ID #1007360 entered on March 31, 2021 at 1:01am
#258. The Gift of Lasting Life
ID #1007293 entered on March 30, 2021 at 12:05am
#257. Listen for His Voice
ID #1006270 entered on March 13, 2021 at 1:01am
#256. Less Is More
ID #1006220 entered on March 12, 2021 at 1:11am
#255. God's Greatest Gift
ID #1006150 entered on March 10, 2021 at 2:56pm
#254. Narnia, My True Home
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#253. Shadowlands
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#252. The Salt of the Earth
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#251. Trust in the Lord
ID #1005809 entered on March 4, 2021 at 6:03pm
#250. Being Like Jesus
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#249. Hearts Set on the Right Things
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#248. When Not Being Okay Is Really Okay
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#247. In the Presence of the Lord
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#246. The Best Place to Live
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#245. The Prepared Table
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#244. Walking Right Upon the Way
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#243. Walking Right Upon the Way
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#242. Walking Right Upon the Way
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#241. Walking Right Upon the Way
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#240. The Shepherd of My Soul
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#239. Let the Little Child Come
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#238. Victory Over Temptation
ID #1004781 entered on February 18, 2021 at 9:51pm
#237. The Success of the Lord
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#236. Suffering is the Consequence of Original Sin
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#235. Jesus Can Be Trusted
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#234. The Attack of Sadness
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#233. Receiving Christ
ID #1003641 entered on February 4, 2021 at 4:03pm
#232. The Word is Final
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#231. The Word is Final
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#230. Paying the Sin-Debt
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#229. Another Average Joe-on-the-Street
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#228. Made Alive in Christ
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#227. Prayer
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#226. O, Worship the King
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#225. Belief: "God's Swing"
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#224. Submitting to God in All Things
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#223. Pride vs. Humility
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#222. Man plans. God Decides.
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#221. A Rose
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#220. Wise Lips
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#219. Till We See Straight
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#218. When Aslan Arrives
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#217. Respect
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#216. Wisdom
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#215. Think About Good Things
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#214. Real Gain, True Reward
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#213. The Lord: "Go Your Own Way"
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#212. Revival of Hope
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#211. Hold Your Peace or Hold the Pieces, if Your Can
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#210. It’s a New Day.
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#209. 2020: "Whatever Can Be Shaken Will Be Shaken"
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#208. He Came. He Came Again. He Keeps Coming.
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#207. Golden Days
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#206. Wisdom is the Principle Thing
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#205. A Child is Born to Us
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#204. Why Did He Come to Earth?
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#203. Victor's Best Approach
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#202. Ants Do the Work
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#201. The Low-Class Roughnecks, the Shepherds
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#200. Butterfly Wing Struggles
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#199. Everlasting Lord
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#198. Keep Your Brain in Gear
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#197. Life Issues from the Heart
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#196. Walk in the Light
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#195. The Prophecy of Today's Headlines
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#194. Wisdom is Your Mentor
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#193. Between Heaven and Earth
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#192. The Wise Choice
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#191. The Taxing Days
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