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      Psalms 119:1-8                                         Sep. 5 - Oct. 2, 2019
      1 ALEPH. Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD.
      2 Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart.
      3 They also do no iniquity: they walk in his ways.
      4 Thou hast commanded us to keep thy precepts diligently.
      5 O that my ways were directed to keep thy statutes!
      6 Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect unto all thy commandments.
      7 I will praise thee with uprightness of heart, when I shall have learned thy righteous judgments.
      8 I will keep thy statutes: O forsake me not utterly.
      The following verse stood out to me...
      5 O that my ways were directed to keep thy statutes!
      At first glance it seemed to me this person’s soul is poured out with intense desire to have God’s direction in keeping His Word.
      I made a small wood fire in our backyard for my granddaughter, Julia, since she would be staying overnight with us. My wife and Julia stayed outside at the fire for about half an hour. Then, I found myself alone to watch the fire die out on a particularly lovely evening. So I took my verse from above and began to repeat it for memorization. As I repeated the verse, I tried to contemplate the words and apply them to what I was seeing around me. 
      The moon and stars were out now peering through the scattered clouds above.
      [Genesis 1:16 And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also. Genesis 1:17 And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth, Genesis 1:18 And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.]
      Thought 1         
      The moon has stayed his course since the day God created him, also the stars, obeying the statutes directed by God from the first day they were created. Can you imagine God’s direction to the Moon and stars, “moon you will have a path through the sky above the earth, stars you will occupy the firmament above the moon and be clearly visible in the cloudless night sky.”
      Then, the trees, grass, even the air we breathe obey the statues God gave them from the beginning. None of these creations have souls, none have hearts, none have intelligence, but they all observe God’s statutes, His instructions for their limited time on earth.
      Thought 2
      What if we were like the moon, stars, trees, grass, or the other creations which have no soul? We would be directed to keep God’s statutes without choosing to keep them. This is not the image of God, there would be no dominion over other creatures, or over the earth. We would not be capable of experiencing the joy and peace of learning the love of God
      Genesis 1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
      Philippians 4:7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
      Thought 3 (October 2, 2019)
      Is the psalmist pleading God to force God’s statutes to become the man’s ways? No, he is speaking of his own failure in keeping God’s statutes and his desire to keep them, very much like Paul in Romans 7:14-25.
      God doesn’t work through force to turn men from their ways that they would desire His statutes or desire God Himself. Men must reject (repent) put aside his own ways and voluntarily seek God and His statutes.

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This is forum member Disciple.Luke. I am having to post as a guest because I can no longer access my account. The entire time I’ve been on here I’ve always used my username to log but now it is requiring my email address to log in without the username being an option. The problem is that I signed up so long ago that I have no idea which email address I used to sign up and there isn’t any option to recover it on the log in menu. It only allows you to recover a password. I have spent the last two days trying all my different emails and trying to remember old ones that I no longer use but none of them are correct. 
 

is there anyway I can troubleshoot this issue so I don’t have to start over with a new account?

I can be reached on my main email lpurciful.grace@gmail.com if anyone can help. I will be more than happy to prove my identity if need be and there is at least one forum member (Brother Tony) who can confirm who I am easily through mutual friends outside the forum.

Thank in advance 

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Even I would not have known that. That is one reason why I did not try to remedy this for him, didn't even know about it. I make it a habit on any forum I visit or administer to just never log out. It saves a lot of problems and almost all forums have a feature that recognizes me each time I visit.

I was wondering if this is something that other mods and admins can fix, that way someone having this problem doesn't have to wait until you are online and see the problem.

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12 minutes ago, PastorMatt said:

You will not have to restart over. The new software update changed the way one logins in for security reasons. If you email me your email address, I'll change your account to the one you provide.

You can email me at matt@mattsouza.org

Yes, he sent me a message on messenger about this. It's really him. Just wanted to let you know he had told me about the problem as well, and that he had mentioned that I could verify who he was. 🙂 Thanks.

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6 minutes ago, Jim_Alaska said:

Even I would not have known that. That is one reason why I did not try to remedy this for him, didn't even know about it. I make it  habit on any forum I visit or administer to just never log out. It saves a lot of problems and almost all forums have a feature that recognizes me each time I visit.

I was wondering if this is something that other mods and admins can fix, that way someone having this problem doesn't have to wait until you are online and see the problem.

If you know what their email address is (If they send it to you) you can update it in their profile. 

2 minutes ago, BrotherTony said:

Yes, he sent me a message on messenger about this. It's really him. Just wanted to let you know he had told me about the problem as well, and that he had mentioned that I could verify who he was. 🙂 Thanks.

Thank you. I can update his email address if you have it. That will allow him to log back in.

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1 minute ago, PastorMatt said:

If you know what their email address is (If they send it to you) you can update it in their profile. 

PastorMatt, I sent him a copy of your reply because he said he couldn't access it. I don't have his email address for you, but I believe he'll be sending it soon. 

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