Friday, April 29, 2016

ALL WILL BE WELL AND GO WELL!

4-29-2016. . . .ALL WILL BE WELL AND GO WELL!

"Then the Lord said: "The good figs represent the exiles sent to Babylon. I have done it for their good.  I will see that they are well treated, and I will bring them back here again. I will help them and not hurt them; I will plant them and not pull them up.  I will give them hearts that respond to me. They shall be my people and I will be their God, for they shall return to me with great joy." (Jer 24:4-7 TLB)   God's full commitment to His people is unquestionable.  His divine purpose will be completed in spite of times of displacement, disappointment, and down right disobedience on our part.  When we turn to Him with fully surrendered hearts, He will ensure that all will be well and go well with us!

PRAYER: Lord, thank for your unquestionable commitment to us and our well being.  Your mercy and grace is amazing!  For this we continually give you praise.  Amen!

Lam 3:21-24. . . . Yet there is one ray of hope:  his compassion never ends. It is only the Lord's mercies that have kept us from complete destruction.  Great is his faithfulness; his loving-kindness begins afresh each day. TLB

Thursday, April 28, 2016

IT'S GETTING BRIGHTER!

4-28-16. . . .IT'S GETTING BRIGHTER!

"Eternal life is in him, and this life gives light to all mankind.  His life is the light that shines through the darkness-and the darkness can never extinguish it."  (John 1:3-5 TLB)  Jesus our Savior, is our light giver! Our mind, heart, soul and spirit is illuminated daily with the light of eternal life.  We are not simply living out the days of our lives like sand through an hour glass.  Rather, like a fisherman casts out his line into the water and slowly draws it in again, so we have been cast into the sea of physical life and are being slowly drawn back into eternal life.  The closer we get, the brighter the light! Behold: things are getting brighter!

PRAYER: Lord, thank you for giving us life and light! Illuminate us daily with the light of eternal life.  May each day we live get brighter and brighter!  Amen.

1 John 5:11-12. . . . This is the testimony in essence: God gave us eternal life; the life is in his Son.  So, whoever has the Son, has life; whoever rejects the Son, rejects life. 

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

REGARDLESS!

4-27-2016. . . .REGARDLESS!

"LORD, how are they increased that trouble me! many are they that rise up against me.  Many there be which say of my soul, There is no help for him in God. Selah.  But thou, O LORD, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head." (Ps 3:1-3 KJV)   Regardless to what the enemy may think, say, or do, we decree and declare that God is our shield and our help!  Although at times, circumstances may cause our heads to hang down, our God will lift up our heads in vindication!

PRAYER: Lord, thank you for being our very present help in times of trouble!  Touch, heal, and comfort now your people everywhere and your glory be revealed. Amen!

Ps 46:1-6. . . .God is our refuge and strength, a tested help in times of trouble. 2 And so we need not fear even if the world blows up and the mountains crumble into the sea. 3 Let the oceans roar and foam; let the mountains tremble!  There is a river of joy flowing through the city of our God-the sacred home of the God above all gods. God himself is living in that city; therefore it stands unmoved despite the turmoil everywhere. He will not delay his help.  TLB

Friday, April 22, 2016

GOD IS ANGRY!

4-22-2016. . . . GOD IS ANGRY!

God is a judge who is perfectly fair, and he is angry with the wicked every day. Unless they repent, he will sharpen his sword and slay them." (Ps 7:11-121 TLB) You don't have to get mad at your haters or even try to get even with them! Just simply remind them, God is angry with you everyday and if you don't change, He is going to get you! I cannot even imagine God, the Awesome. . . .the Almighty. . . .the Sovereign God, being angry with me, not just for a moment, but 'everyday'. When you go to bed at night, He's angry. . . . when you get up in the morning, He's angry. No matter what you do or where you go, He's angry! While His eye of favor is upon the righteous, He fairly gives the wicked their just reward. In fact, the psalmist says "He brakes the teeth of the ungodly."  There's not an orthodontist on earth who can fix that!

Prayer: Lord, thank you for being a shield for me, my glory and the lifter up of my head! How I love you Lord. The thought of you brings me joy and your joy is my strength! Amen.

 Ps 3:7. .. . .Arise, O LORD; Save me, O my God! For You have struck all my enemies on the cheekbone; You have broken the teeth of the ungodly. NKJV


Thursday, April 21, 2016

STEP UP STEP OUT!

4-21-2016. . . .STEP UP STEP OUT!

David said to the Philistine, "You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the LORD Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. This day the LORD will hand you over to me, and I'll strike you down and cut off your head. Today I will give the carcasses of the Philistine army to the birds of the air and the beasts of the earth, and the whole world will know that there is a God in Israel.  All those gathered here will know that it is not by sword or spear that the LORD saves; for the battle is the LORD's, and he will give all of you into our hands." (1 Sam 17:45-47) With the Lord on our side, it matters little how formidable our enemy may be. With confidence, just step up and step out; for the bigger they are, the harder they'll fall! 

PRAYER: Lord, thank you for being on our side!  We need not fear any enemy no matter how threatening they may be.  With you we always have victory!  Thank you.  Amen! 

Rom 8:31. . . .What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? KJV

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

FIND REAL PURPOSE!

4-20-2016. . . . FIND REAL PURPOSE!

"For the love of money is the first step toward all kinds of sin. Some people have even turned away from God because of their love for it, and as a result have pierced themselves with many sorrows." (1 Tim 6:10 TLB) Money is good and a tool to be used.  The love of money however, can most certainly lead to ruin.  The more one runs after it the faster it runs away.  Stop pursuing it and let it pursue you!  Find real purpose!

PRAYER: Lord, thank you for placing in us a higher purpose than the pursuit of material things.  Thank you, and thank you again.  Amen!

1 Tim 6:8-9. . . . But people who long to be rich soon begin to do all kinds of wrong things to get money, things that hurt them and make them evil-minded and finally send them to hell itself.  TLB

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

COMMEND LOVE TO SOMEONE!


4-19-2016. . . .COMMEND LOVE TO SOMEONE!

"But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." (Rom 5:8 KJV)  In our most unlovable and unacceptable state, God caused His love to stand and extend itself towards us.   Who around us is in need of that kind of love?  Although, they may be completely unacceptable and undesirable to us, just think about where we would be if we were left in that same state.   Commend love to someone today!  They may not deserve it or want it, but they certainly need it!

PRAYER: Lord, where would we be had you not commended your love towards us while we were in our worst condition.  Help us to commend our love to those around us who are so disparately in need of it.  Amen!

2 Thess 3:3-5. . . . And we trust the Lord that you are putting into practice the things we taught you, and that you always will.  May the Lord bring you into an ever deeper understanding of the love of God and of the patience that comes from Christ. TLB