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2 Kings 22:1-2 – Josiah was eight years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem thirty-one years. His mother’s name was Jedidah daughter of Adaiah; she was from Bozkath. 2 He did what was right in the eyes of theLord and followed completely the ways of his father David, not turning aside to the right or to the left.

dash2What is between your dash? Julie Keene lived on the earth and prospered from 1977-?. If you were to condense your life and speak in only a few sentences for our fast paced, technology driven, microwavable world…what would YOUR story say? Check out this beautiful poem written by Linda Ellis that speaks of this very thing:

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All that the Lord commanded…Are we really listening? God is with us ALWAYS – teaching us, guiding us, strengthening us through tough times when everything seems to be going south for the winter. We must appreciate those moments and find gratitude in our Savior. Make the MOST of YOUR dash!!

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You can read 2 Kings 21-25 about the kingdom divided, the exile of Judah, the kings of Israel and Judah, and the fall of Jerusalem at www.biblegateway.com.. What a testimony to God’s favor and mercy upon us all! Join in the discussion by posting comments or questions below and let’s do this together!! #ReadtheBible #bgbg2 #BibleGateway #newbeginnings #2Kings

To further your reading, and to dive a bit deeper, consider this from

Psalm 26:1-3 – Vindicate me, Lord,
for I have led a blameless life;
I have trusted in the Lord
and have not faltered.
2 Test me, Lord, and try me,
examine my heart and my mind;
3 for I have always been mindful of your unfailing love
and have lived in reliance on your faithfulness.

dash1We do not and cannot live sinless lifes, but we CAN do as David did and ask God to remove from our name any and all charges made by our enemies as we ask for forgiveness of our own sins and thank God for His mercy and grace. Do you trust God’s faithfulness?

Related Scriptures: Hebrews 10:23; Galatians 5:25; Isaiah 30:21

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