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Welcome to Dailey Family Ministries. We hope you will find something on this site that will encourage and uplift you.
We are so thankful for Toni Marie Engle who set up this website for us. If it
wasn't for her this would not have been done. We praise God for you and your
Check out her page on this site & also she has her own website: Toni Engle Ministries.com.
March is the month that many observe Lent. Ash Wednesday is considered the 1st day of Lent. The traditional purpose of Lent is the preparation of the believer through prayer, penance, repentance, almsgiving, and self-denial.
During Lent, many of the faithful commit to fasting or giving up certain types of luxuries as a form of penitence.
I see nothing wrong with this practice, but I believe we should not just be in the habit of praying and repenting during Lent. We should pray and repent daily and fast often.
Jesus said, "When you pray", not "If you pray." He said not to use vain repetition (Matthew chapter 6). He said to pray in secret except when someone needs specific pray & hands laid on them.
Thank God we can ask forgiveness for the wrong things we have done. We don't have to go to any man, but we can go straight to the Lord of Glory.
Mark 6:12 And they went out, and preached that men should repent.
1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
In Matthew chapter 6 Jesus said, "When you give alms." Giving to the poor is something we are supposed to do. It may be money, time, mercy, etc.
Luke 11:41 But rather give alms of such things as ye have.
Matthew 16:24 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. (Also Mark 8:34 & Luke 9:23)
When we deny ourselves we care more for the kingdom of God and It's growth than our own interests. We lay down our life (plans) to help others.
Jesus said, "When you fast." He didn't say, "If you fast." We are to fast secretly & not to boast about it. Now if someone asks you out to eat you must tell them.
I knew someone who was in this situation. Person #1went to a restaurant with person #2 and just had water. Person #2 was very embarrassed because he didn't know person #1 was fasting.
When we fast we are to read our Bible & pray & devote the time of our fast to the Lord, not to shopping, etc. Fasting is not a bargaining chip. It is bringing our flesh into subjection.
We are to pray, fast, & give alms in secret and our Heavenly Father will reward us openly (Matthew chapter 6).
We want to be examples of God's love & mercy.
We need to treat people like we want to be treated.
We need people to see Jesus in us.
God bless you.
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