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Thank you my friend and sister-in-Christ Lt Col Charlie Brown for posting our friend, brother-in-arms, former RallyPoint member emeritus, and brother-in-Christ Colonel Mikel Burrough's VFW motivational/inspirational Quotes & Message of the Day! for Wednesday, September 14, 2022.

Topic: Openness Day. Transparency of sentiments, hopes, dreams and, fears is a sign of spiritual maturity.
1. As I have matured, I have become more transparent, more honest with tact, and open to learning as much as I can including new ideas.
2. By God's grace, HE blesses HIS own with discernment and insight as we are presented with opportunities to learn, gain new experience, and new ideas. While technology changes, the basic issues facing individuals and groups are the same as they have been over the millennia "What has been is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done, and there is nothing new under the sun.' [Ecclesiastes 1:9 ESV]
3. I was painfully shy after I was molested by a child molester at a public pool and threatened with death as young boy. By God's grace HE transformed my shyness into a transparency and openness.

Quotes:
1. Zig Ziglar 'The foundation stones for a balanced success are honesty, character, integrity, faith, love and loyalty.'
2. Benjamin E. Mays 'Honest communication is built on truth and integrity and upon respect of the one for the other.'
3. Miguel de Cervantes 'An honest man's word is as good as his bond.'
4. Andrew Johnson 'Honest conviction is my courage; the Constitution is my guide'
5. Paulo Coelho 'None of us knows what might happen even the next minute, yet still we go forward. Because we trust. Because we have Faith.'

Scripture:
a. Job 36:15 'He delivers the afflicted in their affliction, and opens their ear in time of oppression.
Scriptures:
b. Philippians 1:9-11 ESV 'And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ'
c. Matthew 6:3-4 ESV 'But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.'
d. John 1:47-48 'Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward him and said of him, “Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom there is no deceit!” Nathanael said to him, “How do you know me?” Jesus answered him, “Before Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you.”
e. Philippians 4:8-9 ESV 'Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.’
e. Proverbs 3:5-8 ESV ‘Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD, and turn away from evil. It will be healing to your flesh and refreshment to your bones.’
f. 3 John 1:2-4 ESV 'Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul. For I rejoiced greatly when the brothers came and testified to your truth, as indeed you are walking in the truth. I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.'
g. 1 Timothy 2:1-2 “First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way.’

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LTC Stephen F.
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Scripture: 1 Timothy 2:1-2 “First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way.’
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Michael W. Smith - Open The Eyes Of My Heart (Live)
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LTC Stephen F.
LTC Stephen F.
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Scripture: 3 John 1:2-4 ESV 'Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul. For I rejoiced greatly when the brothers came and testified to your truth, as indeed you are walking in the truth. I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.'

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GySgt Jack Wallace
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LTC Stephen F. - Great wisdom for today Sir. Along with the song, With Arms Wide Open ,by Creed.
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PO3 Edward Riddle
PO3 Edward Riddle
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LTC Stephen F. - Thank You Brother Steve for the Scriptures, for the many Words of Wisdom and for the beautiful song by Michael W. Smith - Open The Eyes Of My Heart.
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Good morning. Be open to new ideas and new communication. Have a good one.
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Lt Col Charlie Brown
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If we are not open we never learn anything. Thanks PO2 (Join to see)
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LTC Stephen F.
LTC Stephen F.
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I expect you are open to learning about new ideas, new technology, and new experiences. No doubt your willingness to treat each person with respect, including those with opposing viewpoints, is worthy of emulation. Your honesty, personal integrity, your courage of convictions and strong character is founded on the solid rock of faith in the LORD. Since God justified each of HIS adopted sons and daughters at our salvation, HE sees no offense within us. Confessing to the LORD frees us practically and forgiving others liberates us. I pray that we demonstrate love as we share truth or our perspective. Hopefully you and I are attuned to the hopes, dreams, fears and apprehensions of those who depend upon us. ‘For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears are open to their prayer.’ [1 Peter 3:12a] my brother-in-Christ PO2 (Join to see)

I pray that YOU bless each of YOUR adopted sons and daughters who reads this prayer or listens to it with sufficient stamina, humility, trustworthiness, and moral courage and sufficient fruit of the Spirit goodness, self-control and kindness. Strengthen the foundation of faith in each of us, enable us to share transparently, and motivate each of us to be helpful and open to helping anybody YOU bring across our path in this life of faith in YOU. ‘And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith. [Galatians 6:9-10 ESV]

I pray that you and I heed the Word of the LORD: ‘Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love. [Ephesians 4:15-16 ESV]

I lift the homeless veterans and family members, those suffering PTSD/TBI and other mental afflictions, the veterans who are hospitalized, and those veterans and family members in hospice to YOU, LORD. I pray for an outpouring of compassion and love to each one of these people by members of the body of Christ in close proximity and outpoured prayers from intercessors. ‘Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind. Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing. For “Whoever desires to love life and see good days, let him keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit; let him turn away from evil and do good; let him seek peace and pursue it. For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears are open to their prayer. But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.” [1 Peter 3:8-12 ESV

I pray for genuine increase of openness and honesty for trustworthy legislators, judges, justices, government executives, appointed officials and leaders of non-profits. Let YOUR light shine through them to convict those with less scruples among their peers. Draw as many to YOUR light as YOU are willing and use each to serve as good or bad examples to enable YOUR adopted sons and daughters to learn as much as we can. ‘Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.’ [Ephesians 4:15-16 ESV]

I pray LORD that YOU reveal to YOUR prayer warriors who we should intercede for and what we should pray for. Those of us mature in the faith recognize HIS voice. I pray that each of us is open to the Holy Spirit’s leading and that we instantly respond to HIS prompting. ‘be filled with the Spirit, addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart, giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ.' Ephesians 5:18b-21 ESV]

I pray that you and your family members sleep well Wednesday night and will awake refreshed and healthy on Thursday morning.
By the power and authority of the Name above all names, Jesus the Christ.
FYI PO3 Charles Streich PO3 Edward Riddle SPC Michael Duricko, Ph.D SSgt Kelly D.
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Good Wednesday morning Lt Col Charlie Brown.
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LTC Stephen F.
LTC Stephen F.
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I expect you are open to learning about new ideas, new technology, and new experiences. No doubt your willingness to treat each person with respect, including those with opposing viewpoints, is worthy of emulation. Your honesty, personal integrity, your courage of convictions and strong character is founded on the solid rock of faith in the LORD. Since God justified each of HIS adopted sons and daughters at our salvation, HE sees no offense within us. Confessing to the LORD frees us practically and forgiving others liberates us. I pray that we demonstrate love as we share truth or our perspective. Hopefully you and I are attuned to the hopes, dreams, fears and apprehensions of those who depend upon us. ‘For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears are open to their prayer.’ [1 Peter 3:12a] my brother-in-Christ Maj Robert Thornton

I pray that YOU bless each of YOUR adopted sons and daughters who reads this prayer or listens to it with sufficient stamina, humility, trustworthiness, and moral courage and sufficient fruit of the Spirit goodness, self-control and kindness. Strengthen the foundation of faith in each of us, enable us to share transparently, and motivate each of us to be helpful and open to helping anybody YOU bring across our path in this life of faith in YOU. ‘And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith. [Galatians 6:9-10 ESV]

I pray that you and I heed the Word of the LORD: ‘Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love. [Ephesians 4:15-16 ESV]

I lift the homeless veterans and family members, those suffering PTSD/TBI and other mental afflictions, the veterans who are hospitalized, and those veterans and family members in hospice to YOU, LORD. I pray for an outpouring of compassion and love to each one of these people by members of the body of Christ in close proximity and outpoured prayers from intercessors. ‘Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind. Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing. For “Whoever desires to love life and see good days, let him keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit; let him turn away from evil and do good; let him seek peace and pursue it. For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears are open to their prayer. But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.” [1 Peter 3:8-12 ESV

I pray for genuine increase of openness and honesty for trustworthy legislators, judges, justices, government executives, appointed officials and leaders of non-profits. Let YOUR light shine through them to convict those with less scruples among their peers. Draw as many to YOUR light as YOU are willing and use each to serve as good or bad examples to enable YOUR adopted sons and daughters to learn as much as we can. ‘Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.’ [Ephesians 4:15-16 ESV]

I pray LORD that YOU reveal to YOUR prayer warriors who we should intercede for and what we should pray for. Those of us mature in the faith recognize HIS voice. I pray that each of us is open to the Holy Spirit’s leading and that we instantly respond to HIS prompting. ‘be filled with the Spirit, addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart, giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ.' Ephesians 5:18b-21 ESV]

I pray that you and your family members sleep well Wednesday night and will awake refreshed and healthy on Thursday morning.
By the power and authority of the Name above all names, Jesus the Christ.
FYI PO3 Charles Streich PO3 Edward Riddle SPC Michael Duricko, Ph.D SSgt Kelly D.
Amy Quinn - Ears to Hear, Eyes to See
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