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Do You Have a Ready Mind?

Hear and Obey © 2011 Debbie Turner Chavers Matthew 11:15 Mark 7:16 Luke 9:35 Water-Man series Acts 17 Different people and groups and how they receive the Word.  When Paul spoke to the Jews in Thessalonica, he reasoned with them out of the scriptures for 3 sabbath days. My mind immediately grabs the word sabbath, which to me equals rest. Grace means rest to me also, a rest from my own effort to save myself. I can not. You can not. But we can facilitate the learning process of our relationship with God by having a ready mind. Acts 17 says some believed, some did not. In Thessalonica, the ones who did not believe had envy, gathered a group of lewd fellows of the baser sort and started trouble. They all heard the same reasoning's of Paul's preaching. Yet received different results due to mind set. Only you can change your mind.  In Berea, Acts 17:11-12 we see mind set again. If you have ears to hear, you can hear what the Spirit of God is saying. Verse 11-1

Paid in Full

Love is a gift. Not a debt. ~Debbie Turner Chavers Romans 13:8 Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law ** If you click on the art parable painting title you will be redirected to its website for more information about the painting. All writing, poetry, posts, art, and photography, copyright © 2015 Debbie Turner Chavers. Protected by US and International copyright laws. All Rights Reserved. Scripture references taken from the King James bible which can be accessed online Click on these links or


In Christ, Christ in Me © 2012 Debbie Turner Chavers Recently, I was asked to share my testimony and so I am posting a part of it.  As with any person we all have a history of life lived, before Christ. The entire world does, on a timeline of history, they call it BC. But for me, Jesus birth, death and resurrection impacted me personally, not just historically. The facts of who I was and what I did before Christ are inconsequential. Suffice to say..I was a sinner. A past life of living without the true WAY. But now in God's eyes, my past is dead, buried, and my sins are gone. Deleted, erased. I was what is referred to as a good person, a well meaning person. A sinner. A better than you a and worse than you, sinner. A Sinner- a rebellious one who refused to acknowledge the Creator in thought or deed. One who conceptualized my ability to live and die in my own way. To walk out my life in my own way. John 14:6   Jesus saith unto him,  I am the way, the truth, and t

Opened Eyes Still See Him

Close-up of Eyes-Art parable Isaiah 42:7 © 2013 Debbie Turner Chavers Matthew 20:29-34   And as they departed from Jericho, a great multitude followed him. And, behold, two blind men sitting by the wayside, when they heard that Jesus passed by, cried out, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou son of David. And the multitude rebuked them, because they should hold their peace: but they cried the more, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou son of David. And Jesus stood still, and called them, and said,  What will ye that I shall do unto you? They say unto him, Lord, that our eyes may be opened. So Jesus had compassion on them, and touched their eyes: and immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed him. Their persistence was rewarded as they ignored the crowd and sought the Lord. Our persistence is rewarded also. I once was spiritually blind and the Lord had compassion on me as well. There are many types of blindness.  Do not give up. Keep persisting. I not