Not a diversion, but a part of His beautiful masterpiece

I sat crying yesterday as I re-read the pages of a journal I had started in February about this wonderful new season God was leading me into.  A season of discovery, a season of healing, a season of running forward into the plans and purposes He designed me for.

As I read the pages of that journal it wasn’t tears of disappointment or tears of discouragement; it was tears of awe in God.  A reminder just how much He loves each and every one of us and looks upon each of us individually.  As I had written my thoughts on paper in February, I didn’t know what was coming up in the world, but He knew. As I was reading my own words I realized just how relevant they are for today.  He was settling things on my heart that I never would have imagined would bring comfort to me as I sat on Easter Sunday reflecting on the past month.

It’s been a month to the day when I got the notice that schools would be closing for two weeks, and on that day I couldn’t have known what that notification was the beginning of – where we were headed as a community, as a nation, as a world.  God knew.

Today was to be the start of a “week of ministry” for healing God revealed to me in January of this year that I need.  See below excerpt from my February 1 blog post titled “This time of seeking… Full access to my heart, I’m in awe.” describing this healing:

So, during this time of seeking He has revealed much to me. He has revealed my need for deeper healing and He has said I have been progressing and progressing over these past few years, which is great, but I have run into a wall and have progressed as far as I will progress until that wall is broken down. God has revealed this wall to me and He has revealed that now is His timing to break it down. Praise God!

When I wrote that blog post on February 1, I was excited that April 13, 2020 would be the start of a week of Him breaking down that wall.  Such a short time away and I was full of anticipation and excitement!  On February 25, about this wall, in my personal journal, I wrote, “I have to be patient. He is going to break it down. My RTF week of ministry is April 13-17. That is not too far off. I can be patient. I can wait on the Lord. This will come soon, very soon.”

The Lord had spoken so clearly in January as I was seeking Him in prayer and fasting and I was excited about all I was hearing.  He had put it on my heart to travel this year, something I have never done, and explore the beauty of His creation.  Another excerpt from my February 1 post:

During this time of seeking He has been telling me now is a time for discovery – discovery of who I really am in Him and more discovery of who He is. He has put it on my heart to travel with my son and, in doing so, He tells me it will help in this discovery of who I am and more of who He is.

The following is very personal and I’m being very transparent as I share this, but what the Lord has shown me, it is truth for all of you too.  I hope you can be encouraged by what I’m sharing.  If someone who doesn’t know the Lord happens to read this, I hope you can see a glimpse of what it’s like to have Him by your side.  For those who are walking with the Lord, I hope my own personal experience is a reminder to You that He is in control; He sees you, He is near to you and He is working all things for your good.  He looks upon each of us individually.  He loves each and every one of us in such an amazing way we can’t fully fathom it.  This level of detail He has put forth in my life, He does the same for you; you just have to have your eyes and heart open to see His hand in your life.  He is there and every word He speaks is truth.  He truly is working all things for your good.

So, here it is (if you can read my sloppy writing):

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I hadn’t picked up that journal in fifteen days until yesterday when I decided to go back and process anything I had heard from God since beginning the journal, which I had started in early February specifically to take note of and process anything God might be speaking to me.  I got to these two pages and the tears flowed.  A note of what I really thought today would look like…  my healing.  This part He led me to write, “His ways are higher… When I look around at this world, there is so much beyond our understanding… Everything in His Word, even when it is complex and beyond our limited spectrum, is complete and solid truth.”  Such truth for today.  My own words, “I can be patient.  I can wait on the Lord.”  Such a timely reminder for today.  The scripture He placed on my heart on February 26: “Wait on the Lord; Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the Lord!”  (Psalm 27:14 NKJV).  There couldn’t have been a better scripture for me to read yesterday. 

These two pages from my own journal are just what God wanted me to be reminded of today and I am thankful to Him that He led me to put those words on paper, when I didn’t even realize that today there would be significance in what I had written down back in February.  God is so good and faithful!  This is a perfect example of how He cares so deeply for us and comforts us and guides us.  He is so good!

There was a potential I could have woke up discouraged this morning as I am not where I thought I would be today (in Tennessee starting my week of ministry and having that wall broke down in the way I thought it would look).  You could potentially be in that place of discouragement right now as some things you were hoping for haven’t turned out the way you thought they would.  But, please be encouraged, God is in control and everything you may see as falling apart or as a diversion, may very well be a big part in the masterpiece God is favorably working in your life.  Don’t let what you are facing discourage you or cause you doubt; God is still working for your good and He will fulfill every promise He has spoken.

Glory and praise to God!

 


— So I have to add this, as God just comforted me even as I am reviewing what I just wrote and listening to worship.  I have the Spotify free version so I do not choose the song and this is no coincidence.  This song just came on called “Take Courage” and the lyrics she is singing go along with the scripture I just shared above from my February 26 journal entry.  God is so good!  He comforts us and He is always near!

“Take courage my heart
Stay steadfast my soul
He’s in the waiting
He’s in the waiting
Hold onto your hope
As your triumph unfolds
He’s never failing
He’s never failing”

(from song, Take Courage by Bethel Music, Kristene DiMarco, from the album “Starlight.”)

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Coronavirus – Faith, Not Sight.

Well, this is definitely a different time for all of us.  This day ends and I know I’m not the only one thinking, “this has been surreal.”  Having to hunt down usually basic groceries such as toilet paper, rice, canned goods etc., as it was announced schools will be closed for at least a month, gatherings of 250 people or more not allowed, and other closings.  There’s such uncertainty about where this is headed and the affect it could have.

I have strong faith.  Two years ago I faced a lot of trials in a small period of time and one thing that season did in me was give me a lesson in God’s faithfulness and in trusting Him beyond what we see in the natural. “Your love, Lord, reaches to the heavens, Your faithfulness to the skies. (Psalm 36:5)

We walk by faith, not by sight. (2 Corinthians 5:7)

In any given moment there is so much we can see or perceive in the natural, but there is also so much we cannot see.  As children of God, we have to trust His ways. As He says in His Word, “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts.” (Isaiah 55:9)  His Word says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;  in all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight.” We will not always have understanding, but we can always trust.  

We know God numbers our days and that we have an eternity to look forward to with Him, we know that He is in control and that His Word is truth. We know, as His Word says, “we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.”  Yes, we know these things and we have to stand firm on these truths.  God is faithful! We can trust Him!


Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us,  fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before Him He endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider Him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart. (Hebrews 12:1-3)

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. (Romans 12:12)

Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love Him. (James 1:12)

You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what He has promised. (Hebrews 10:36)

Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.  So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. (2 Corinthians 4:16-18)

Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 3:12-14)

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. (Isaiah 41:10)

but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. (Isaiah 40:31)

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He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.”

Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the perilous pestilence.

He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler.

You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, nor of the arrow that flies by day, nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.

A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand; but it shall not come near you. Only with your eyes shall you look, and see the reward of the wicked.

Because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge, even the Most High, your dwelling place, No evil shall befall you, nor shall any plague come near your dwelling;

For He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways. In their hands they shall bear you up, lest you dash your foot against a stone.

You shall tread upon the lion and the cobra, the young lion and the serpent you shall trample underfoot.

“Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him on high, because he has known My name. He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him, and show him My salvation.”

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As He Leads: Adventure # 1 (San Angelo, TX)

20200223_132907As I have previously mentioned, the Lord has placed it on my heart this year to do some traveling as He has called me into a season of discovery — discovering more of who I truly am in Him and discovering more of who He is. I’m excited for the journey!

This is completely His power at work in me as I have always been a bit uncomfortable with the idea of traveling. I’ve been one to stay in my own familiar environment, not leaving the known. Travel for me has always been driving on a familiar stretch to visit a relative who lives within 4 hours of me or, in my way younger years, traveling for work in the state I lived in. I’ve never ventured beyond.

As I believe I have mentioned before, my life has been such that, metaphorically speaking, when I got saved in 2014 it’s like I crawled out of an attic I’d been living my life in to see this world around me that I’d never known. As the Word says, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!” (2 Corinthians 5:17)

So, I’m freshly home from my first adventure! 12 hours from home to San Angelo, TX. “Why there?,” you might ask. Well, in 2018 my Grandma had a stroke and my Aunt took her to live with her. I honestly thought I’d never see her again in this life. When God placed it on my heart to travel in mid January, I immediately wanted to take steps in obedience. I purchased an annual pass to my home state’s State Parks so I can venture out some weekends and discover God’s creation in my state and I started looking at the calendar to see when my son will be out of school so I can make some plans for longer distance venturing out. This week my son was on a school break so, with God’s leading, I decided that I would drive out to Texas to see my Grandma and Aunt. Praise God for leading me in this as it was a wonderful visit and it was wonderful discovering the beauty of His creation in a completely different region!

My son and I ventured out to the local State Park and explored some other areas in the region.  As I was walking and praying, I could feel God’s presence so thick and felt Him breathing His Spirit afresh upon me.  Oh, how beautiful God’s creation is!  Every bit of it, and that includes all the poky plants my son and I got poked with, lol (beware, it’s not just the cactuses that poke you in Texas!!  Little side funny story, when I got to the hotel for the evening I discovered I had an inch long needle poking out of my leg; don’t even know how I didn’t feel that! No injury; it was just there sticking out of my leg)!

Another part to this traveling God has placed on my heart is that as I travel, this is not just my adventure; this is His adventure! He is going to use me on these travels to accomplish His works, for His glory! I’m not sure what or how, but this is all, “as He leads. Whenever, wherever, however.” I’m a willing vessel and I want Him to use me however He desires and I can feel it within me, small steps and then bigger and then bigger. I’m willing and I know it is only through His strength and His power!

This trip, I’m not sure what all He may have accomplished through me or in me. But as I said in my post, “If but only one,” I do as He leads even when I may never see the fruit of what He calls me to do. I walk by faith, not by sight and I trust His purpose behind every single thing He calls me to do, however seemingly small in my narrow view it may seem.

I only had two interactions with people, aside from family, this trip. One was when my son and I ate breakfast. I felt led to leave a scripture on the receipt for the waitress. I won’t see the fruit of that, but God placed it on my heart so there it is! The second interaction was when I went to church on Sunday. I felt led to go up for prayer at the end of service and have prayer for fresh anointing with the Holy Spirit as I move forward in all God has placed on my heart. God definitely spoke some things to me through this couple’s prayer as they said some same things that were spoken to me in January as I had just started my time of prayer. It was powerful and I appreciate God affirming and reminding me of what He is speaking to me.

So, it was a great well rounded trip! Much new discovery of God’s creation, feeling His presence in a powerful way, having a great visit with family that would have never happened had the Lord not spoke this to me and given me the strength and boldness to walk it out, additional words of affirmation in the direction He is leading me in, great bonding with my son, His purposes being accomplished. Oh, how I love God!! Praise and glory to Him! He is so magnificent and He loves each and every one of us so much more than we can even fathom!

This is only the beginning!

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Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths. (Proverbs 3:5-6)

Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and He will establish your plans. (Proverbs 16:3)

Let the morning bring me word of Your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in You.  Show me the way I should go, for to You I entrust my life. (Psalm 143:8)

Teach me to do Your will, for You are my God. May Your gracious Spirit lead me forward on a firm footing. (Psalm 143:10)

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This time of seeking… Full access to my heart, I’m in awe.

I am in this season of seeking. On January 10, I reached an “end of myself” moment and I knew, “I HAVE to seek God.” This has been a different level of seeking than I’ve ever done before and I have done quite a bit of seeking in my walk with God. I think the difference in this time of seeking is my desperation. I reached this moment where I felt a desperate need for God and I knew in that moment He is the only one who can help and heal me.

I started my seeking on January 13 and it has been an amazing three weeks! I’m telling you, God has me in awe. He seriously looks upon each of us individually and He wants to speak to each of us and reveal His plans to us. He wants to do this but we have to give Him access. Over these past three weeks, I have really given my heart over to Him in a new way; I have given Him complete access to do whatever He desires in me and through me.

So, during this time of seeking He has revealed much to me. He has revealed my need for deeper healing and He has said I have been progressing and progressing over these past few years, which is great, but I have run into a wall and have progressed as far as I will progress until that wall is broken down. God has revealed this wall to me and He has revealed that now is His timing to break it down. Praise God!

After being saved almost six years ago, during my very first time of fasting and prayer, He told me has He has plans and purposes for me which He has uniquely designed me to accomplish. Specifically during this time of seeking Him, He has been telling me that same thing and has said that He is going to be revealing gifts and talents to me that I didn’t know I even had within me and that I won’t be wasted; He is going to use me. He’s expressed that He is going to be awakening my creative side. You see, my life has been such that when I got saved it was, metaphorically speaking, as if I had just crawled out from living my life in an attic to see this whole beautiful new world I had never known.  During this time of seeking He has been telling me now is a time for discovery – discovery of who I really am in Him and more discovery of who He is. He has put it on my heart to travel with my son and, in doing so, He tells me it will help in this discovery of who I am and more of who He is.

I have definitely been discovering more of who He is. As I have given my heart fully to Him in this time of seeking He has given confirmation after confirmation after confirmation of what He is speaking to me. Words He has spoken into my heart, a prayer from a friend a couple weeks back with the same words, an email with the same words, me getting prophetically spoken to from a speaker in a crowd of hundreds with the same words. All this in this short time of seeking Him. Not only is He making it a point to get across the words He is speaking to me, He is showing me just how much He cares for us each individually.

We are all special in His sight and He has plans and purposes for each and every one of us. He loves us so much and He desires to speak to us. He is there ready to do a work in us and through us. It’s our choice. Are we going to be focused on things of this world and let Him be drowned out or are we willing to give Him full access to our hearts?

I’m willing. I pray you are too. He has amazing plans to accomplish through me and He has the same for you! Let Him have full access! He is waiting to reveal much to you, much about who He is and much about who He has created you to be in Him. 💗


He fashions their hearts individually; He considers all their works. (Psalm 33:15)

You will seek Me and find Me when you seek Me with all your heart. (Jeremiah 29:13)

But if from there you seek the LORD your God, you will find Him if you seek Him with all your heart and with all your soul. (Deuteronomy 4:29)

I love those who love Me, and those who seek Me find Me. (Proverbs 8:17)

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose. (Romans 8:28)

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As He leads

I have pondered some big questions lately.  What is my place in this world? How can I help the hurting?  What does God have for me to accomplish?  I am different than the average; how can I really be used?

As I have pondered all this, There is one solid conclusion I have come to.  Jesus.  Jesus is the only answer.  He defines my place in this world, He is the only answer for the hurting, God has much for me to accomplish because of my faith in Jesus and He has led me to embrace my differences and realize that my differences equate to Him being able to use me in a different way.  God wired me the way I am and He has purpose in the way He designed me.

I dont know exactly what all He will call me to do, but He has been lovingly revealing to me over the past few years that I am someone He can and will use to accomplish His purposes.  He once told me, “what you see as your weaknesses, I see as your strengths.”  He has been growing my faith tremendously over these past few years as I have stepped out in faith and obedience and as I have realized my complete dependence on Him.  I’m not afraid because I know He is with me.  I have complete trust in Him and He gives me strength.  When I face worries and uncertainty, I know that because I am submitted to and trusting Him everything is working out for good.  I walk by faith and not by sight.

When I was just starting my faith journey, a little over five years ago, He gave me a vision of how my journey would look and He gave me a ‘life scripture’:

 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him, and He will direct your paths.” (Proverbs 3:5-6)

I saw a vision of an incomplete brick path in the process of being laid.  It looked rather rough as if it had been there waiting to be worked on a while.  At the time I received the vision, I was having worry over stepping outside of His will – of missing it or taking a wrong step.  He told me that I do not have to fear taking a misstep because, while a step off the path would cause delay, as I focused on Him and trusted Him He would rework the path so my feet would be on it once again.  He showed me my feet on the incomplete path and I saw my foot take a step and as I took the step He laid a brick below it before my foot hit the ground.  As I took the step, the path no longer looked old and abandoned!  He was completely directing and establishing my path as I took a step.

I have been seeing this vision take place in my life.  He speaks something to me and as I take a step in faith and obedience, He truly directs my path.  I see good come out of these steps of obedience.  I see His strength overcoming my weaknesses in these steps of obedience.  I see His purposes being accomplished in these steps of obedience.

I just recognized this right now, seeing that unfinished path that hadn’t been worked on in a while was an invitation.  It was an invitation for me to be a willing servant, for me to be obedient in lifting my foot to take any step He calls me to take.  Over these past few years, I’ve had to overcome some worry and I’ve had to allow Him to do some much needed growth in me, and now I’m at that place where nothing holds me back.  I am willing to step as He leads.

May His good, pleasing and perfect will always be done in me and through me. For His glory!

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Why I believe… my testimony to the good news of God’s grace

However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace.” (Acts 20:24)

But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. ” (1 Peter 3:15)


Last week I was asked the question, “why do you believe” for the first time since I was saved in 2014 so, as a result, I wanted to take a few minutes to share my story of God’s great grace in my life and why I believe in Jesus as my Lord and Savior.

I can look back the past several years and see all these dots connected which led me straight to Jesus.

Eight years ago I was at a point in my life where I felt numb,  I felt sick, I had no desire to live.  I was hopeless and had no vision of a future for myself.  I can with quite certainty say there’s a large possibility I wouldn’t be here today had God, full of love, grace and mercy, not intervened when He did. I had reached a point of being sickened with where I was at.  I felt stuck and I no longer wanted to be doing what I had been doing.  I wanted it to all end. I felt completely hopeless.

When I found out I was pregnant I knew I couldn’t stay where I was.  I hadn’t been able to break free for myself, but I could do it for my child. Getting pregnant was the first dot in the story of God leading me to Him. I moved to a new state and this was another dot. I got a job in this new state when my child was 11 months old. Another dot. This job was a pretty miserable work environment, but I learned a lot of job skills I did not previously possess. At this miserable job, someone persistently invited me to attend church for over a year. After a series of events and my child having illness I decided to try the church. Another big dot.

At this church I was taught about Jesus – that He came to this world and died a terrible death by being crucified on a cross, dying in place of me, and that He rose from the dead and is seated at the right hand of God.  I learned that by believing in Him I could be saved. I learned that if I was repentant, by His great grace, He would forgive any sin I’d committed and release me from it.

If you declare with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.  For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.” (Romans 10:9-10)

If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” (1 John 1:9)

“Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord,” (Acts 3:19)

‘Come now, let us settle the matter,’ says the Lord. ‘Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.’ ” (Isaiah 1:18)

In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace.” (Ephesians 1:7)

So at this church, after three weeks of pondering within myself as to if God would really forgive every sin, I repented and I surrendered my heart to Jesus and I believed in Him as my Lord and Savior. Kaboom, majorly huge dot – the biggest one in my story!

God didn’t stop there though. Even after being saved I have seen dot after dot leading me to where I am today. That miserable job? No more. There was a dot that led me to a great job in a wonderful work environment that I wouldn’t be able to have had I not learned the job skills at the miserable job and accepted the invite to church at the miserable job.  Shortly after becoming a Christian, my life scripture became Proverbs 3:5-6, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him, and He will direct your paths.”  I have learned that in every situation I have faced this scripture holds true.  I am at a point now in my faith where I have seen the way God directs me and I have seen His faithfulness time and time again in my own life and in the lives of people God has placed around me. His Word has proven true.  As I said, I have seen dot after dot connecting and these dots represent a caring God who is real and who loves me, who didn’t just create me and leave me wandering aimlessly, but who leads me and heals me and strengthens me and upholds me, who gives me joy and peace and life.

The Lord will guide you always; He will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.” (Isaiah 58:11)

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with My loving eye on you.” (Psalm 32:8)

The Lord makes firm the steps of the one who delights in Him; though he may stumble, he will not fall, for the Lord upholds him with His hand.” (Psalm 37: 23-24)

I have this thought, “how couldn’t I believe?” The belief I have in Jesus is more real than things I see with my own eyes in this world. So often when I see things in this world I see a facade. I see falseness all around me – people trying to appear as something they’re not or seeking in places that will never fulfill, finding security in things that cannot stand (and I used to fit in this description before knowing Jesus).  What I have with Jesus is a love I never thought was possible for me, but now I know it is. It is real and true, not based on anything I have done or have not done — unconditional love.  I don’t just know of Jesus, I truly know HimKnowing Him, I believe in Him.  I am in love with Him.  Jesus is my Savior and my Lord.  He truly is the reason I live.

Glory to God for His great love, mercy and grace!

Be blessed!

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