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Overnight Millionaires

“And my God shall supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:19).

The people who live near my hometown earn their livings by farming and mining coal.  They are not poor, but neither are they rich.  However, recently the gas companies have offered to pay them $5,000.00 an acre for the mineral rights to their properties.  Those who sell their mineral rights are also paid a lien fee which allows the gas company to drill gas wells on their land.  If gas is found, they are paid a percentage from the gas wells as they produce.  Some people have become millionaires almost overnight.


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“Ask And You Will Receive”

Text: “And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive” (Matthew 21:22).

 I backed my little red convertible out of the driveway and proceeded down the street.  About a block from the house the engine died.  Even with my limited knowledge, in the field of mechanics, I managed to determine that I had a bad fuel pump.  I removed the pump and proceeded to the nearest auto parts store. 


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Lone Time

“Test yourselves to see if you are in the faith; examine yourselves!  Or do you not recognize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you-unless indeed you fail the test?” (II Corinthians 13:5).

Anywhere one looks, he sees that people are constantly on their cell phones, IPads, whatever.  It is like no one wants to be alone with his thoughts.  I wonder if we are afraid to be alone with our thoughts. It is though we strive to fill every waking minute with distractions.


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