Friday, May 22, 2015

BE DONE AND MOVE ON!

5-22-2015. . . .BE DONE AND MOVE ON!


"Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivereth him out of them all" (Ps 34:19 KJV)  The life of the righteous is not without it's challenges and rightfully so.  We too must go through difficulties and problems.  As we go through however, we are assured that we will get through because the LORD has promised it!  So go through, get through, be done, and move on!

PRAYER: Lord, thank you for deliverance from all our afflictions.  With the assurance of your promise we endure and press on!  Amen.

Ps 23:4. . . .Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.  KJV

Thursday, May 21, 2015

IN THE WORLD NOT OF THE WORLD!

5-21-2015. . . .NOT OF THE WORLD!

"And as Christ's soldier, do not let yourself become tied up in worldly affairs, for then you cannot satisfy the one who has enlisted you in his army.   Follow the Lord's rules for doing his work, just as an athlete either follows the rules or is disqualified and wins no prize."  (2 Tim 2:3-5 TLB)   As good soldiers, our lives are not our own.  We are under orders and those orders must be the priority of our lives.  We don't take orders from the world and are not obliged to follow it's demands.    We are in the world, but not of the world!

Prayer: Lord, you are our commander and we must follow your orders at all times.  Help us and strengthen us so that we don't deviate or disobey.  Amen!

Rom 12:2. . . . And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.  KJV

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

NO RESOLVE AND NO WINNERS!

5-20-2015. . . .NO RESOLVE AND NO WINNERS!

"A gentle response defuses anger, but a sharp tongue kindles a temper-fire." (Prov 15:1)  In a heated (overheated) argument, there is no resolve and no winners; the damage left in it's wake is often irreparable.  Avoid this outcome at all cost!

PRAYER: Lord, help us to be pro-active and not re-active in guarding ourselves against being provoked to anger.  Strengthen us and quicken us to be on guard against the tricks of our enemies.  Amen!

Prov 15:4. . . . Kind words heal and help; cutting words wound and maim. 

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

DELIVERANCE THROUGH LOVE!

5-19-2015. . . .DELIVERANCE THROUGH LOVE!

 "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." (1 John 1:9 kjv)  Resist the temptation to self judge; the result will always be to convict, condemn, and crucify.  Jesus has a better way. Come clean and confess; He'll take it from there and forgive us, then work with us, in us and through us to eradicate the sin problem so that the actions will not be repeated. Now that's deliverance through love!

PRAYER: Lord, thank you for not throwing us away when we mess up!  Your faithfulness to us is unmatched.  Help us to daily walk in your righteousness. Amen.


Rom 5:16-17. . . . Again, the gift of God is not like the result of the one man's sin: The judgment followed one sin and brought condemnation, but the gift followed many trespasses and brought justification.  For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive God's abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ. NIV

Friday, May 15, 2015

HANG IN THERE AND KEEP FIGHTING!

5-15-2015. . . . .HANG IN THERE AND KEEP FIGHTING!

"And the God of peace will crush Satan under your feet shortly."  (Rom 16:20 NKJV)   If you have ever watched a professional boxing match, you've noticed that when the rounds are about to end, the pace of the fighters quicken.  When the final round of the fight comes, the battle seems to intensify all the more because both fighters know this is their last opportunity to get their punches in!  Our battle with Satan has intensified only because he knows his time is short.  Soon, he will be crushed under our feet and our arms will be raised in victory!  Hang in there and keep fighting!  The fight is fixed! :-)

Prayer: Thank you Lord for victory through Jesus Christ.  Strengthen us to withstand the battles in order that we may win the war.  Amen.

1 Cor 15:58. . . .So, my dear brothers, since future victory is sure, be strong and steady, always abounding in the Lord's work, for you know that nothing you do for the Lord is ever wasted as it would be if there were no resurrection.  TLB

Thursday, May 14, 2015

PRIORITY ONE!

5-14-2015. . . .PRIORITY ONE!

"In everything you do, put God first, and he will direct you and crown your efforts with success. (Prov 3:4-6 TLB) When God is priority one in our lives, success will not be an intermittent nor temporary experience!   It will be our lifestyle.

PRAYER: Lord, we need and seek your direction.  We acknowledge you in all our ways; please Lord, direct our path.  Amen!

Prov 3:5-6. .  .Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.  In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. KJV

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

BE RESPONSIBLE!

5-13-2015. . . .BE RESPONSIBLE!

"Tell those who are rich not to be proud and not to trust in their money, which will soon be gone, but their pride and trust should be in the living God who always richly gives us all we need for our enjoyment. Tell them to use their money to do good. They should be rich in good works and should give happily to those in need, always being ready to share with others whatever God has given them."  (1 Tim 6:17-18 TLB)  Those who have much have a great responsibility to be responsible and accountable to God.  What is done with one's riches is of far greater and lasting value then the riches themselves.

PRAYER: Lord, thank you for the blessing of riches.  Help us to be responsible and accountable to you and to do all we can when we can to be a blessing to others in need.  Amen!

Luke 12:48b. . . .Much is required from those to whom much is given, for their responsibility is greater. TLB