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Welcome to the Able to Perform Devotional Blog,

Please bear with us. We are in the process of refilling the blog, so eventually all past issues will be online again. Thank you for your patience.

Blessings from Ireland,
Mirjam and Team

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Honesty Will Last

I hate and abhor lying,
But I love Your law.

Psalm 119:163

LORD Jesus we praise You for You are the Way, the Truth, and the Life. We thank You that we can come to the Father because of what You have done for us. Forgive us, O God we pray, whenever, instead of being still and waiting on the LORD, we are bending over backwards trying to fix things in our own way. Help us, precious LORD, and guide us in your Word. Enable us to seek the Truth, know the Truth, and, most of all apply the Truth in this world and in our daily life today. In Jesus’ precious name we pray. Amen.

How far are you willing to go to get what you want for you life? Will you lie to reach your goal/s? Apply for a loan that you never intend to pay back? Commit to something you cannot keep? Trick others so you will get your own will?

We are still in a desperate situation at the moment, and this morning the “bubble of hope” bursted. We did not receive a “no” but a very limited “yes” and so there is no way for us to change our current situation—no way unless the LORD will.

We could cheat on this and that, come up with wrong numbers and promises, and go on a path that so many are trodding on theses days. We decided not to, no matter what it will cost us.

That’s stupid! Is it really? We do not think so.

In German we have the saying,  

Ehrlich währt am längsten (Honesty will last)

and, for us, it has always proven to be the best way to go.

We are to be “Ambassadors for Christ.” Our family members, friends neighbors, and many of the people we see and talk to on a daily basis, do watch us. What will they see? What will they hear? Do we shine as lights in this dark world, or do we go along with what the world suggests that we should be doing—concerning our marriage, family planning, the education of our children, handling our finances, etc.? 

Speak the Truth, and declare righteousness today.

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Let Your Light Shine

Let your light so shine before men,
that they may see your good works,
and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

Matthew 5:16

LORD Jesus we praise You for You are the Light of the world, the world that You have created. Forgive us, O precious LORD we pray, whenever we neglect to bear witness of You and Your wondrous works. Help us to spread the Word. Give us opportunities to tell others what You have done for us—and what You are able to do for them. Let us grow in the fear of You. Give us knowledge and wisdom and the ability to declare Your mighty acts. In Jesus’ wonderful name we pray. Amen.

“This little light of mine, I”m gonna let it shine…” 🎵

Do you know that song? It’s a lovely song, isn’t it? We would probably not sing it in church, well, maybe in Sunday school, but not necessarily during worship time. Have you ever watched some little ones sing it, though? And, if there were adults present, did you observe how they were happily singing along, too?

The song contains good advice (e.g. not to hide it, not to let the devil blow it out). With our age, though, our eyesight—including our spiritual one—might become poor.

Some of you—who are older and are now having to wear glasses to read—might notice, that during wintertime your eyesight seems to get worse. Have you tried to read without glasses again in bright light and during the summer months? Give it a try, if you have not yet done so.

Man has always tried to make the best out of life—in this dark world. He invented and created oil lamps, candles, and, in our day and age, light bulbs that offer the brightest of lights ever. This kind of light is still an “unnatural” one, though. It does not even come close to the one that the Creator has made and provided for us: the pure sunlight. 

All the light sources that man can provide on this earth cannot compare to the Source of true Light. They can only give us a glimpse of light, and once the light is gone due to lost resources, there is only one thing left: darkness!

Why would we, who know the true Light, want to follow and/or offer a powerless and temporary light to a broken world?      

Press on, right where you are, and point men to the Light today.  

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