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Needs opinion fast and quick

So the father to my children isn’t made to be in a relationship because he wanders off to other women all the time. He got another girl pregnant when I was pregnant with our second baby and he didn’t tell me till I was home from the hospital after having her. And they are only one month apart in age. Well, while he was with her, he got another girl pregnant. So that makes him have 4 kids and 3 bAbymamas. Well he got with this other girl who had no kids by him, no kids even that’s her. He apparently cheated on her and got this other girl pregnant. He hasn’t told anyone about this baby, not even his family. Don’t have anything to do with him like he does with his other 4 kids. This girl has moved away to a different state. And I requested to be her friend on Facebook awhile ago. Said nothing to her or even acknowledged her posts. Well the other day, she out of the blue messaged me asking the next time she comes to Louisiana, can her baby meet his sisters because she didn’t want him to go thru life without knowing them. If it was ok to me even if, my baby father, has nothing to do with him? This is my question. Should I let them meet even tho he hasn’t told anyone bout this baby? Should it be up to him? How should I go about this?

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Get Rid of Distractions

That which is desired in a man is loyalty and kindness [ and his glory and delight are his giving ]. Proverbs 19:22

Sometimes you may just need to clear away the clutter so you can clearly see what is worthwhile. Here is a simple suggestion: Don’t keep more than you can take care of. If you have so much junk in your home that it takes you hours to dust it, get rid of something.

Find a big carton and write “Blessing Box” on the side of it. Start putting extra things into it until cleaning is more manageable. Find someone who doesn’t have much and bless them. You will be amazed at how easy it is to start your day right when you are no longer distracted by things you don’t need.

Be Christ’s Bond Servant

Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty ( emancipation from bondage, freedom). 2 Corinthians 3:17

Paul said that he would not become the slave of anything or anyone but Jesus Christ: “Everything is lawful for me, but I will not become the slave of anything or he brought under its power”. He also said, “If I had been trying to be popular with people, I would not now be a bond servant of the Lord Jesus Christ “.

If you let other people control you, you will not fulfill the call of God in your life. If you let their rejection frighten you and change your focus, you won’t do what God wants you to do. Be a slave only to God, and a servant to people on His behalf.

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Enjoy a New Beginning

But there is forgiveness with You [ just what man needs ], that You May be reverently feared and worshipped. Psalm 130:4

People sometimes tell me, “I did something wrong, and I just don’t know if God can ever forgive me of it.” Even when we have made serious mistakes, there is always a place of forgiveness and a new beginning in Christ. When we have a new beginning with Christ, we don’t have to mourn over the past. We just have to repent and go on. We don’t need to repent again and again.

If you know the character of God, you know He will forgive any sin, no matter how terrible, because to Him sin is sin. Remember, God can make miracles out of mistakes. If you need forgiveness today, simply confess to the Lord what you have done, and enjoy your new beginning. It begins at the moment of forgiveness.

Father God, I ask You to bless me today with supernatural favor. I yield myself to Your will and purpose for my life. I ask for a fresh spiritual in filling of the Holy Ghost right now. I pledge to give you 10% of my gross income plus an offering. I am asking you to throw open the flood gates of heaven and pour out a financial blessing on my life. Surround me with a heavenly barrier to keep me from yielding to temptation. Thank You, Jesus, for Your blessings, Your power and Your protection this day. Thank You providing for me in the past and for provision in the future.

Financial Blessing & Favor Prayer

Armor Prayer

Daily pray on your spiritual armor. A Christians greatest strength is standing firm with the mind of Christ.

“As your child, Father God, I spiritually stand and pray on all of my spiritual armor today. I pray on the Belt of Truth. I choose to believe the Bible’s word about my current problems, my future destiny and me. I pray on Your gift – the Breastplate if Righteousness. Thank You, Jesus for paying the penalty for my sins on the cross, so that I could be clothed with Your righteousness. I pray on the Shoes of the Gospel of Peace. I receive Your supernatural peace that calms me as I go through storms in my life. Use me today Lord, as your vessel to tell someone about the good news of Your salvation. I raise up the Shield of Faith against any negative action that Satan has planned for my downfall. I refuse to listen to any of his negative lies. I believe the promises in the Word of God are for my family and me. I pray the Helmet of Salvation; I will think on Your positive living word today. I am firmly rooted and established in my faith. I take up the Sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. Holy Spirit bring to my remembrance the spriptures that I will need for today’s battle. Thank you for the victory that I have today, because You were victorious at Calvary; You conquered death, hell and the g qrave. Thank you, Lord for Your holy armor.

Oh, that they had such [ mind and ] heart in them always [ reverently ] to fear Me and keep all My commandments, that it might go well with them and their children forever! Deuteronomy 5:29

God’s Word offers wise instructions about how to make the practice of peace a part of your everyday life..

First of all, you need to hush. Be still and stop all the rushing around. “Be still, and know that I am God”. The creator of the universe wants a word with you, but how can He really talk to you if you’re always on the go? Chill . . . and listen!

Second, you must prepare your heart to receive Him and to hear His voice on a regular basis. This requires a reverent fear of God and obedience to His commandments.

Finally, you must acknowledge Him in everything you do. Make it a lifestyle to be identified with Jesus Christ and faithfully be a dose of the Word. The rewards are great!

Practical Ways for Your Days

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Bend Before You Break

Readily adjust yourself to [ people, things ] and . . . If possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Romans 12:16, 18

You live in a fast – paced world that seems to be placing more demands on you with each passing year. People are hurrying everywhere, and often they are rude and short-tempered. It seems the very atmosphere of the world is charged with stress and pressure.

But the good news is that a Christian, you don’t have to operate on the worlds system, reacting like the world. The world responds to difficulties by getting upset, but Jesus said in John 14:27 that you should stop allowing yourself to be agitated, disturbed, and upset.

You do this by learning to be adaptable. It’s not always easy on the flesh to give in and do things differently, but it is easier than being upset and miserable.

Learn to bend so you won’t break. Allow God’s Spirit to lead you out of a stressful lifestyle into one of peace and joy.

Loving Actions Speak Clearly

[ Living as becomes you ] with complete loneliness of mind (humility) and meekness (unselfishness, gentleness, mildness), with patience, bearing with one another and making allowances because you love one another. Ephesians 4:2

It is good for the unsaved members of your family to see you studying the Bible, going to church, and bearing the fruit of the Spirit. But your family may be more receptive to the gospel if you minister to their needs. Ministering to them may require giving up a prayer meeting to do things with them, such as going fishing or shopping with your spoise, helping your son work on his car, or taking your daughter out for lunch.

The Bible says that the natural man does not understand the spiritual man. So spiritual talk doesn’t always make sense to unsaved people, but loving actions speak clearly to them. Walk in love’s anointing today: be kind, joyful, peaceful, and stable. Let God love others through you.

A Kind Reward

But love your enemies and be kind and do good [doing favors so that someone derived benefit from them] and lend, expecting and hoping for nothing in return but considering nothing as lost and despairing of no one; and then your recompense ( your reward) will be great ( rich, strong, intense, and abundant). Luke 6:35

Has God ever asked you to do something really special for somebody who hurt you? If so, I am sure that like me you found it very difficult to do. Perhaps you have spent a lot of time in your life blessing someone who never blesses you in return. In that case, don’t become bitter but trust God to reward you.

Some of us are a little more naturally disposed toward kindness that others. Many of us find we can be kind to those who are kind to us, but we run into trouble with those we don’t think deserve kindness. God delights in being kind to those of us who don’t deserve it. Actually, kindness isn’t even kindness unless it is extended toward the undeserving. End your day by being kind to someone.

Apply your mind to instruction and correction and your ears to words of knowledge. Proverbs 23:12

When I first became a Christian, I heard a message about keeping my mouth shut, so I made a decision that the next day I wouldn’t open my mouth to say anything. I was determined not to get myself in any trouble with my words.

The next morning I did not say a word for several hours. Then somebody asked me, “What is your problem?” That made me mad all over again. Eventually I learned that extremes never make our days go right. Reading God’s Word helps us find balance to face everything that comes our way. The Word says we are to be well-balanced because the devil seeks someone to devour.

Avoid Extremes