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Average reading time is about 5 minutes AN AMAZING FACT:  Some plants have leaves naturally coated in flammable oils in order to encourage fast, intense fires. Not by accident, these plants have heat-activated seeds that require fire or intense heat in order to open and germinate. This fact reveals the useful purpose that fire is intended to play in nature. But it has not always been viewed this way. Prior to 1910, forest fires burned as much as 50 million acres annually in the United States. As awareness and interest in national parks increased, lawmakers established rules and funding to protect these national treasures from this perceived threat. A law enacted in 1908 permitted deficit spending in the case of emergency fire situations. As a result, in 1910 the Forest Service acquired a $1 million deficit due to emergency fire suppression efforts. Public education campaigns, such as Smokey the Bear, trained the general public to perceive all wildfire as a threat to civilized society and natural resources.

Beginning in the 1970s however, perception of fire management began to shift. In spite of increased funding, massive wildfires continued to be prevalent across North America. It was discovered that, in actuality, suppression of fire in certain ecosystems not only increases the likelihood of a wildfire, but also increases the intensity of those wildfires. Allowing the natural cycle of fire kept the underbrush clean, thus making for shorter, less intense fires, which in turn allowed the bigger trees to survive.

Jesus said, “I am come to send fire on the earth” (Luke 12:49). Though unpleasant, fire is important. As seen in nature, it is necessary for purification and regeneration. The same is true in our lives. Instead of perceiving our trials as a threat, let’s view them as messengers of God to either remove the dross from our life or, by our patience in suffering, to display His faithfulness to others.KEY BIBLE TEXTSBeloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: 1 Peter 4:12But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy. 1 Peter 4:13

Taking Time With God I

Every chance I get, I love to share my love for Jesus. Yes, my week this week has been a little rough, and I’ve run into a little emotional turn in the past couple of days. Despite my emotional turn, I have to admit that life still moved forward at a slower pace in some ways. There are times I need to slow down. Tomorrow has not arrived yet, bedtime is close, and I am wanting to share a daily Bible verse I found while spending time with God Okay, here it goes:

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Verse of the Day

In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,

– Ephesians 1:13

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MEMORIZE THIS VERSE

Cover the verse text and using just the first letters of each word try to recite the entire passage.

    First Letters Verse Text 

    13. I W Y A T A T Y H T W O T T G O Y S I W A A T Y B Y W S W T H S O P 13. In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,

Ephesians 1:13

wer pace in some ways. I have to do this from now on. Tomorrow has not arrived yet, bedtime is close, and I am wanting to share a daily Bible verse I found while spending time with God, and a devotional that was read in the same place. Okay

Our Daily Bread Devotion of the Day

January 31

Going, Going, Gone

Bible in a Year:

Cast but a glance at riches, and they are gone. Proverbs 23:5

Today’s Scripture & Insight: Proverbs 23:1–5

The mischievous artist Banksy pulled off another practical joke. His painting Girl with Balloon sold for one million pounds at Sotheby’s auction house in London. Moments after the auctioneer yelled “Sold,” an alarm sounded and the painting slipped halfway through a shredder mounted inside the bottom of the frame. Banksy tweeted a picture of bidders gasping at his ruined masterpiece, with the caption, “Going, going, gone.”

Banksy relished pulling one over on the wealthy, but he need not have bothered. Wealth itself has plenty of pranks up its sleeve. God says, “Do not wear yourself out to get rich . . . . Cast but a glance at riches, and they are gone, for they will surely sprout wings and fly off to the sky like an eagle” (Proverbs 23:4–5).

Few things are less secure than money. We work hard to earn it, yet there are many ways to lose it. Investments go sour, inflation erodes, bills come, thieves steal, and fire and flood destroy. Even if we manage to keep our money, the time we have to spend it continually flies. Blink and your life is going, going, gone.

What to do? God tells us a few verses later: “always be zealous for the fear of the Lord. There is surely a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off” (vv. 17–18). Invest your life in Jesus; He alone will keep you forever.

By: Mike Wittmer

My Need To Be With God

Due to the fact of dialysis on Saturdays, I can not attend church with friends (my church family). I have Bible study with my boyfriend KB and his mom TB once worship, potluck, and prayer group are over at my place. We read, examine the scripture in the Bible, and talk about the lesson of the week. Today was no different. I couldn’t go to dialysis today due to weather conditions again, so I stayed home and rested until KB & his mom TB got here. I take my studies with them seriously, even though I am tired and sleepy when they come. I have found the past two weeks of not having study time with them not fun because of the weather stopped anyone from coming over or getting out. Today the church was open for worship. I miss going to church, and my health needs to take priority.

My Verse and My Thoughts on Christmas

For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. https://my.bible.com/bible/114/LUK.2.11.NKJV

For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. ISAIAH 9:6 NKJV

What are your thoughts on Christmas?

Verse of the Day – 11-7-19

Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. 1 TIMOTHY 2:1-2

NKJV Bible Verse of the Day

All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work. 2 TIMOTHY 3:16-17