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  1. Lynn Severance
    July 3, 2013

    Karlton, I appreciate what you have shared.

    It reminds me of the exhortation that we are given by Paul in that we are learning to be content in all circumstances.

    One way we can manifest that we are learning, is to be grateful to those who are walking with us. . .the ones you have cited here in your devotional. God is often using them to be His hands, voice, help, and love. How we respond to them says a lot about how we respond to HIm – how it is best to respond to Him.

    Thanks for the reminders.

  2. Teresa
    July 4, 2013

    I remeber CLEARLY-when I was in the Spirit, telling a girlfriend who asked how I was doing, that it was “not my business what God chose to do with my body”. I sometimes wonder how I managed to fall from that place, back into my fleshly self! I truly believe that, even today, though I say it without the strength of conviction I had back then…I CHOOSE to continue to believe that, even though I’ve backslidden, even though I’ve failed Him in SO many ways since that time, even though I’m WEARY of fighting a ‘dis-ease’ unseen, unexplained, and often ‘unbelieved in’ by many Drs. It doesn’t matter what they believe, or don’t believe in! I’ve learned to believe in and try to play my lifesong to an audience of ONE. HE is the only One whom I should care about how I’m thought of, and the only One I aim to please now. Thanks for the post…to be content in all circumstances is to know that as long as we’re ALIVE and still here, is that He STILL has a purpose for our lives here-and for that, I can be truly grateful!♥

  3. Karlton
    July 4, 2013

    Thanks Lynn! I appreciate your thoughts.

  4. Karlton
    July 4, 2013

    That is well said Teresa. I think we all move in and out of times when we are stronger/weaker, philosophical/discouraged, faithful/fearful all because we are human and our condition affects us in so many ways.
    Thanks for sharing.

  5. Kerryn Wright
    July 11, 2013

    Amen & amen!! Thanks Karlton for the great reminder….your devotionals are always thought provoking & “spot on!” :-)

    Your words are so very true: “be grateful I was alive and for everything I had.” It’s easy to forget to thank those around us & sadly I forget to thank those closest to me, at times.

    Just tonight in our prayers, hubby & I were thanking God for the luxury of: a home, safe country, warm beds (it’s winter here), warm fire, full bellies, running water etc etc. We’ve been having a really tough time, but it was a good reminder for us, as we prayed. People all over the world need our prayers, as they are destitute, starving & in danger. It sure turned around our perspective! God bless. Lotsoluv Kerryn

  6. Karlton
    July 11, 2013

    Thank you Kerryn :-)

  7. a
    July 15, 2013

    Wow this song was given to me before bc i was wondering alot of WHYs and there were some unfair things and i figured well im just a casuality and then i came upon this song it reminds me yes ppl fail but God will use even bad stuff for His glory its hard when yourcin it bc you are all resentful andcyou dont get it or understand why. God isnt telling you everything and your like okay you must just hate me. But ima try to stay thankful and not get all selfish

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