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FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ A HUMBLE SPIRIT ~ 04 November 2018
Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew

Posted on 11/03/2018 5:03:45 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska


 


 

 

 

A HUMBLE SPIRIT


It's always surprising to me when someone, in an honest and unguarded moment, confides that God could never use THEM. They may keep up appearances most of the time, but, down deep, they just don't feel worthy. Have you ever felt that way? If so, you're in luck; God places a high value on humility! In fact, your sincere recognition of your own need may just be the key that opens the door to a deeper, more genuine and rewarding spirituality. Isaiah wrote, "For thus says the High and Holy One Who inhabits eternity, whose name IS Holy: 'I dwell in the high and holy place, with him who has a humble and contrite spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble and to revive the spirit of the contrite.'" (57:15) And Jesus added, "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven." (Matthew 5:3)

For a short history lesson to reinforce those references, consider the following words by another pilgrim who found a second chance:

"There are many reasons why God shouldn't have called you. But don't worry. You're in good company: Moses stuttered. David's armor didn't fit. John Mark was rejected by Paul. Timothy had ulcers. Hosea's wife was a prostitute. Amos' only training was in the school of fig-tree pruning. Jacob was a liar. David had an affair. Solomon was too rich. Abraham was too old. David was too young. Peter was afraid of death. Lazarus was dead. John was self-righteous. Naomi was a widow. Paul was a murderer. So was Moses. Jonah ran from God. Miriam was a gossip. Gideon and Thomas both doubted. Jeremiah was depressed and suicidal. Elijah was burned out. John the Baptist was a loudmouth. Martha was a worry-wart. Mary was lazy. Samson had long hair. Noah got drunk. "Did I mention that Moses had a short fuse? So did Peter, Paul -- well, lots of folks did. "But God doesn't require a job interview. He doesn't hire and fire like most bosses because He's more our Father than our Boss. He doesn't look at financial gain or loss. He's not prejudiced or partial, not judging, grudging, sassy, or brassy, not deaf to our cry, not blind to our need.

As much as we try, God's gifts are free. We could do wonderful things for wonderful people and still not be wonderful. Satan says, "You're not worthy." Jesus says, "So what? I AM." Satan looks back and sees our mistakes. God looks back and sees the cross. He doesn't calculate what you did in '78. It's not even on the record. Sure. There are lots of reasons why God shouldn't have called us. But if we are magically in love with Him, if we hunger for Him more than our next breath, He'll use us in spite of who we are, where we've been, or what we look like. I pray that, as believers, we will step out of our limitations into the unlimited nature of who God is. Then our passion for God and our passion to communicate Him will make short work of our limitations."

No matter where you are in your journey today, or how you may have failed in the past, God loves you... and sees what may yet be. May you find hope, grace, a renewed vision, and treasures that don't disappoint.

CAPT J. David Atwater, CHC, USN



 

 



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Turn your clocks back tonight!!


1 posted on 11/03/2018 5:03:45 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: All


Dear God:
I ask that no Airman, Coast Guardsman,
Marine, Sailor, Soldier, Reservist, National Guardsman, or Merchant Marine
feel alone or forgotten.

O Israel, hope in the Lord;
For with the Lord there is loving kindness,
And with Him is abundant redemption.
And He will redeem Israel
From all his iniquities.

Psalm 130:7 & 8


2 posted on 11/03/2018 5:10:09 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska
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3 posted on 11/03/2018 5:12:36 PM PDT by SkyDancer ( ~ Just Consider Me A Random Fact Generator ~ Eat Sleep Fly Repeat ~)
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To: Kathy in Alaska


Good Evening, Kathy!

***HUGS***



A Blessed Lord's Day to you and yours! Thank you very much for this evening's Sunday Chapel thread.

This is the day the Lord hath made; let us rejoice and be glad!


4 posted on 11/03/2018 5:40:00 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (FMF Corpsman - Lima 3/5 RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Thanks Kathy!


5 posted on 11/03/2018 5:40:51 PM PDT by PROCON ('Progressive' is a Euphemism for Totalitarian)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; AbnSarge; ..


"TAKE UP THY CROSS
AND FOLLOW ME"



"I Vow To Thee My Country"
Choir Of King's College, Cambridge
(Click)

"I VOW TO THEE, my country, all earthly things above,
Entire and whole and perfect, the service of my love;
The love that asks no question, the love that stands the test,
That lays upon the altar the dearest and the best;
The love that never falters, the love that pays the price,
The love that makes undaunted the final sacrifice.

And there's another country, I've heard of long ago,
Most dear to them that love her, most great to them that know;
We may not count her armies, we may not see her King;
Her fortress is a faithful heart, her pride is suffering;
And soul by soul and silently her shining bounds increase,
And her ways are ways of gentleness, and all her paths are peace."








6 posted on 11/03/2018 5:51:12 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (FMF Corpsman - Lima 3/5 RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: xzins; bethelgrad; lightman; LiteKeeper; MoJo2001; 007; 1 FELLOW FREEPER; 11B3; 1FreeAmerican; ...
Please join us for Sunday Chapel ~ A HUMBLE SPIRIT, and Liberty

Lt. Charles F. Suver, CHC, USN, 28th Marine Regiment, 5th Marine Division
"Mass at Iwo Jima"


Please stop in and say a prayer of protection for the military.
Prayers from all denominations are needed.





Sunday Liberty starts after the Guest Military Chaplain's Service!


7 posted on 11/03/2018 5:58:37 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska; LUV W; HiJinx; AZamericonnie; Jet Jaguar; SandRat; laurenmarlowe; beachn4fun; ...

Greetings to all at the Canteen!

To all our military men and women, past and present,

THANK YOU
for your service!


8 posted on 11/03/2018 6:03:08 PM PDT by radu (God bless our military men and women, past and present)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Hi Everybody!

(((HUGS)))


9 posted on 11/03/2018 6:03:26 PM PDT by left that other site (For America to have CONFIDENCE in our future, we must have PRIDE in our HISTORY... DJT)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Howdy, Kathy.

Hope you’ve gotten a bit of rest today.
Are you looking as forward to that extra hour of sleep tomorrow as I am? LOL


10 posted on 11/03/2018 6:08:03 PM PDT by radu (God bless our military men and women, past and present)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Well howdy do, Conor! *HUGZ*

Everything hunky dory up your way?
Any chance the end is in sight on those renovations? :-)


11 posted on 11/03/2018 6:10:09 PM PDT by radu (God bless our military men and women, past and present)
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To: radu
Good evening, Radu!

*HUGS*

The renovations proceed apace - they will never finish.

"Dia shábháil ar fad anseo!"

12 posted on 11/03/2018 6:19:57 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (FMF Corpsman - Lima 3/5 RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa
The renovations proceed apace - they will never finish.

Ouch! LOL

As long as you're enjoying the results along the way, that's what counts.

13 posted on 11/03/2018 6:24:41 PM PDT by radu (God bless our military men and women, past and present)
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To: SkyDancer

Good evening, Janey...((HUGS))...where are you? Bad weather?

Prayers for your safe flights.

Shavua Tov and a Blessed Lord’s Day to you and yours.


14 posted on 11/03/2018 6:31:50 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa

Good evening, Mac...*HUGS*...and a Blessed Lord’s Day to you and yours.

Work keeping you extra busy? The yard all buttoned up for winter? We’ve had our first snow in the last week.


15 posted on 11/03/2018 6:43:55 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: PROCON

A Blessed Lord’s Day to you and yours, Pro.

New toy time today? Tomorrow?


16 posted on 11/03/2018 6:47:30 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska; 2LT Radix jr; acad1228; AirForceMom; Colonel_Flagg; AliVeritas; aomagrat; ...


St. Olaf Choir~When Peace Like A River

Aron Wright~Surrender

Providence~Sweet Beulah Land

Casting Crowns~Thrive

Glen Campbell~Amazing Grace [Live & Playing Bagpipes]

Passion~In Christ Alone

Newsboys~We Believe

God Bless You All....

17 posted on 11/03/2018 6:53:09 PM PDT by LUV W (The bravery and dedication of our troops in keeping us safe & free make me proud to be an American!)
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To: radu

Good evening, radu...still standing?

Did you have a terrific response at the rummage sale? Find any treasures?

A Blessed Lord’s Day to you and yours.


18 posted on 11/03/2018 6:57:09 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: LUV W

Howdy, LUV.

Hope your day was good. All the young’uns still doing well? Did Grey’s ear finally heal?


19 posted on 11/03/2018 7:09:55 PM PDT by radu (God bless our military men and women, past and present)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Thanks, Mac, for my favorite “crosses”.


20 posted on 11/03/2018 7:11:41 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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