Well, we made it through another week. Remember, love like God, walk like Jesus. You all are fabulous! Thank you for the encouraging emails. Bless you all, in Jesus Name.
Here's your scriptures on a subject I am passionate about. It was so hard to not go deep with you all on this. But someday soon, I will. ;-)
For we walk by faith, not by sight. ~2 Corinthians 5:7
In addition to all, taking up the shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. ~Ephesians 6:16
Now the purpose of the commandment is love from a pure heart, from a good conscience, and from sincere faith... ~1 Timothy 1:5
Listen my dear brothers: Has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom he promised those who love him? ~James 2:5
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding.
"For I will certainly rescue you, and you will not fall by the sword; but you will have your own life as booty, because you have trusted in Me," declares the Lord. ~Jeremiah 39:18
For when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be strong in character and ready for anything.
And He said to the woman, "Your faith has saved you; go in peace." ~Luke 7:50
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
This charge I commit to you, son Timothy, according to the prophecies previously made concerning you, that by them you may wage the good warfare, having faith and a good conscience ....
~1 Timothy 1:18-19
But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name. ~John 1:12
And my speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God. ~1 Corinthians 2:4-5
"Have faith in God," Jesus answered. "I tell you the truth if anyone says to this mountain, "Go, throw yourself into the sea,' and does not doubt in his heart but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours." ~Mark 11:22-24
That He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height - to know the love of CHrist which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. ~Ephesians 3:16-19
Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.
I myself no longer live, but Christ lives in me. So I live my life in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. ~Galatians 2:20 (AMEN)
So the Lord said, "If you have faith as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, 'Be pulled up by the roots and be planted in the sea,' and it would obey you." ~Luke 17:6
Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord and whose trust is the Lord. For he will be like a tree planted by the water, that extends its roots by a stream and will not fear when the heat comes; but its leaves will be green, and it will not be anxious in a year of drought nor cease to yield fruit.
Watch, stand fast in faith.... ~1 Corinthians 16:13
Let us go right into the presence of God, with true hearts fully trusting him. For our evil consciences have been sprinkled with Christ's blood to make us clean, and our bodies have been washed with pure water.
And though you have not seen Him, you love Him, and though you do not see Him now, but believe in Him, you greatly rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory. ~1 Peter 1:8
Is any one of you sick? He should call the elders of the church to pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise him up. If he has sinned, he will be forgiven. ~James 5:14-15
For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. ~Galatians 3:26
Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou has believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed. ~John 20:29
So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. ~Romans 10:17
But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But he must ask in faith without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind. ~James 1:5-6
And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that he is a rewarder of those who seek Him. ~Hebrews 11:6
"Everything is possible for him who believes." ~Mark 9:23
Here's your scriptures for today's devotional on God's Provision. May God's promises flow deep within you and linger in you for an eternal love story between you and God. God Bless you all and good night!
"For this reason I say to you, do not be worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they? And who of you by being worried can add a single hour to his life? And who of you by being worried can add a single hour to his life? And why are you worried about clothing? Observe how the lilies of the field grow; they do not toil nor do they spin, yet I say to you that not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these.
But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, with He not much more clothe you? You of little faith! Do not worry then, saying, 'What will we eat?' or 'What will we drink?' or 'What will we wear for clothing?' For the Gentiles eagerly seek all these things; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first His kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you."
Command those things who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. ~1 Timothy 6:17
But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
The young lions do lack and suffer hunger; but they who seek the Lord shall not be in want of any good thing. ~Psalm 34:10
He has given food to those wo fear Him; He will ever be mindful of His covenant. ~Psalm 111:5
Hope today you are filled with the Holy Spirit; that you feel His Love! Here are the scriptures, as promised. Many blessings, in Jesus Name. ;-)
For the Lord your God will bless you in all your harvest and in all the word of your hands, and your joy will be complete. ~Deuteronomy 16:15
Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the word of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord. ~1 Corinthians 15:58
When you shall eat of the fruit of your hands, you will be happy and it will be well with you.
Hard work means prosperity; only fools idle away their time. ~Proverbs 12:11
"But you, be strong and do not let your hands be weak, for your work shall be rewarded!"
~2 Chronicles 15:7
Do not love sleep, lest you come to poverty; open your eyes, and you will be satisfied with bread.
For even when we were with you, we used to give you this order: if anyone is not willing to work, then he is not to eat, either. ~2 Thessalonians 3:10
Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest. ~Ecclesiastes 9:10
Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us; and confirm for us the work of our hands; yes, confirm the work of our hands. ~Psalm 90:17
He who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with his own hands, that he may have something to share with those in need. ~Ephesians 4:28
For the Lord your God has blessed you in all that you have done; He has known your wanderings through this great wilderness. These forty years the Lord your God has been with you; you have not lacked a thing." ~Deuteronomy 2:7
He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent maketh rich.
Now he who plants and he who waters are one, and each one will receive his own reward according to his own labor. ~1 Corinthians 3:8
Then I heard a voice from heaven saying to me, "Write 'Blessed are teh dead who die in the Lord from now on.'" "Yes," says the Spirit, "that they may rest from their labors, and their works follow them.
Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands, just as we commanded you, so that you will behave properly toward outsiders and not be in any need.
~1 Thessalonians 4:11
"Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God. In it you shall do no work: you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your fates." ~Exodus 20:9-10
Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will stand before kings; He will not stand before obscure men. ~Proverbs 22:29
Thank you for giving me encouragement with your kind words, your beautiful gift of time to listen daily to the devotionals and your testimonies. What a blessing you are in my life. Thank you! May God bless you, in Jesus Name, always. Enjoy the scriptures...
Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world. ~James 1:27
Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus. ~Romans 15:5
If we are distressed, it is for your comfort and salvation; if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which produces in you patient endurance of the same sufferings we suffer.
~2 Corinthians 1:6
Therefore encourage one another and build up one another, just as you also are doing.
~1 Thessalonians 5:11
The light of the eyes rejoices the heart, and a good report makes the bones healthy.
Don't think only about your own affairs, but be interested in others, too, and what they are doing.
He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might He increases strength.
So then, brethren, stand firm and hold to the traditions which you were taught, whether by word of mouth or by letter from us. Now may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself and God our Father, who has loved us and given us eternal comfort and good hope by grace, comfort and strengthen your hearts in every good work and word. ~2 Thessalonians 2:15-17
Little children, let us not love with word or with tongue, but in deed and truth.
~1 John 3:18
Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. ~Galatians 6:2 (AMEN)
Hope you all are having a good start of the week. Here are the scriptures to go along with today's daily devotional on counsel. Sending out many blessings to you all and hope the rest of your day is filled with love and light of God.
The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man is he who listens to counsel.
Then Jehoshaphat added, "But first let's find out what the Lord says." ~1 Kings 22:5
Listen to counsel and accept discipline, that you may be we wise the rest of your days.
For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor.... ~Isaiah 9:6
Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.
All your children shall be taught by the Lord, and great shall be the peace of your children.
All discipline for the moment seems not to be joyful, but sorrowful; yet to those who have been trained by it, afterwards it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness. ~Hebrews 12:11
Instruct a wise man and he will be wiser still; teach a righteous man and he will add to his learning.
Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness, considering yourself lest you also be tempted. ~Galatians 6:1
They should gently teach those who oppose the truth. Perhaps God will change those people's hearts, and they will believe the truth. ~2 Timothy 2:25
"With Him are wisdom and strength, He has counsel and understanding." ~Job 12:13
I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.
And those of the people who understand shall instruct many. ~Daniel 11:33
Where there is no guidance the people fall, but in abundance of counselors there is victory.
The Spirit of the Lord with rest on him - the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of power, the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord. ~Isaiah 11:2
Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful. ~Psalm 1:1
Without consultation, plans are frustrated, but with many counselors they succeed. ~Proverbs 15:22
The Lord Almighty is a wonderful teacher, and he gives the farmer great wisdom. ~Isaiah 28:29
You will guide me with Your counsel, and afterward receive me to glory. ~Psalm 73:24
A wise man will hear and increase in learning, and a man of understanding will acquire wise counsel.
Hello my beloveds,
WOW, what an awesome day the Lord has made! Today my heart fills with such praise for the Lord.
My prayers are that you are filled with the Holy Spirit as you listen and enter into His Presence. May God Bless you ALL, In Jesus Name - Amen.
Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.
Worship the Lord with gladness;
come before Him with joyful songs.
Know that the Lord is God.
It is He who made us, and we are His;
we are His people, the sheep of His pasture.
Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise;
give thanks to Him and praise His name.
For the Lord is good and His love endures forever;
His faithfulness continues through all generations.
Note: The bold print is Verse 4 in the Psalm. It is the key verse that the Holy Spirit gave me today to share with you. Blessings of His endless Love... Thank You, Jesus!
Hope you all enjoy the message today on discipline. It truly is the Father's Love for us as His children. With that said, here are the scriptures to go along with the devotional. God bless you all.
Thus you are to know in your heart that the Lord your God was disciplining you just as a man disciplines his son. ~Deuteronomy 8:5
But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world. ~1 Corinthians 11:32
He who keeps instruction is in the way of life, but he who refuses correction goes astray.
"Behold, how happy is the man whom God reproves, so do not despise the discipline of the Almighty. For He inflicts pain, and gives relief; He wounds, and his hands also heal. "
~Job 5:17-18 (Remember our Just, God? .... such a merciful God.)
And you have forgotten that word of encouragement that addresses you as sons: "My son, do not make light of the Lord's discipline, and do not lose heart when he rebukes you, because the Lord disciplines those he loves, and he punishes every one he accepts as a son." Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as sons. For what son is not disciplined by his father? If you are not disciplined (and everyone undergoes discipline), then you are illegitimate children and not true sons. Moreover, we have all had human fathers who disciplined us and we respected them from it. How much more should we submit to the Father of our spirits and live! Our fathers disciplined us for a little while as they thought best; but God disciplines us for our good, that we may share in his holiness. no discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it. ~Hebrews 12:5-11
(This speaks the heart of the whole devotional today. Wanted it to resonate with you when you read it. Sometimes things stick to us better when we read it rather than hear it. - Just a hint)
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
He who chastens the nations, will He not rebuke, even He who teaches man knowledge?
Blessed is the man whom You chasten, O Lord, and whom You teach out of Your law; that You may grant him relief from the days of adversity, until a pit is dug for the wicked.
For these commands and this teaching are a lamp to light the way ahead of you. The correction of discipline is the way to life. ~Proverbs 6:23
As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent. ~Revelation 3:19
For whom the Lord loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.
~Proverbs 3:12 (Beautiful)
Hello my beloveds,
Here's your scriptures for today's devotional on Justice. It's a short, straight forward topic. May you all have a safe and peaceful weekend. God bless you all.
"You shall do no injustice in judgement. You shall not be partial to the poor, nor honor the person of the mighty. In righteousness you shall judge your neighbor." ~Leviticus 19:15
"Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment." ~John 7:24
He will judge the world with justice and rule the nations with fairness. ~Psalm 9:8
"You shall not pervert justice; you shall not show partiality, nor take a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wisse and twists the words of the righteous. You shall follow what is altogether just, that you may live and inherit the land with the Lord your God is giving you." ~Deuteronomy 16:19-20
[Jesus], whom God displayed publicly as a propitiation in His blood through faith. This was to demonstrate His righteousness, because in the forbearance of God He passed over the sins previously committed. ~Romans 3:25
He will bring forth your righteousness as the light and your judgment as the noonday.
And that no man transgress and defraud his brother in the matter because the Lord is the avenger in all these things, just as we also told you before and solemnly warned you. For God has not called us for the purpose of impurity, but in sanctification. So, he who rejects this is not rejecting man but the God who gives His Holy Spirit to you. ~1 Thessalonians 4:6-8
thus says the Lord; "Execute judgement and righteousness, and deliver the plundered out of the hand of the oppressor. Do no wrong and do no violence to the stranger, the fatherless, or the widow, nor shed innocent blood in this place." ~Jeremiah 22:3
He loveth righteousness and judgment: the earth is full of the goodness of the Lord.
Learn to do good; seek justice, reprove the ruthless, defend the orphan, plead for the widow.
"A bruised reed He will not break, and smoking flax He will not quench, till He sends forth justic to victory." ~Matthew 12:20
Hate evil, love good, and establish justice in the gate! ... ~Amos 5:15
Justice is a joy to the godly, but it causes dismay among evil-doers. ~Proverbs 21:15
Thus speaketh the Lord of hosts, saying, Execute true judgement, and shew mercy and compassions every man to his brother. ~Zechariah 7:9
Blessed are those who keep justice, and he who does righteousness at all times!
The godly know the rights of the poor, the wicked don't care to know. ~Proverbs 29:7
"Does our law condemn anyone without first hearing him to find out what he is doing?"
"I will betroth you to Me forever; yes, I will betroth you to Me in righteousness and justice, in lovingkindness and mercy." ~Hosea 2:19
For the Lord is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for Him! ~Isaiah 30:18
"O Jacob My servant, do not fear," declares the Lord, "for I am with you. For I will make a full end of all the nations where I have driven you, yet I will not make a full end of you. but I will correct you properly and by no means leave you unpunished." ~Jeremiah 46:28
It is well with the man who is gracious and lends, he will maintain his cause in judgment.
Moreover I saw under the sun; In the place of judgment, wickedness was there; and in the place of righteousness, iniquity was there. I said in my heart, "God shall judge the righteous and the wicked, for there is a time there for every purpose and for every work." ~Ecclesiastes 3:16-17
"If there is a dispute between men...they come to court, that the judges may judge them, and they justify the righteous and condemn the wicked." Deuteronomy 25:1
But if ye had known what this meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice, ye would not have condemned the guiltless. ~Matthew 12:7
"You shall not circulate a false report. Do not put your hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness. you shall not follow a crowd to do evil: nor shall you testify in a dispute so as to turn aside after many to pervert justice. You shall not show partiality to a poor man in his dispute."
Thus says the Lord, "Preserve justice and do righteousness, for My salvation is about to come and My righteousness to be revealed." ~Isaiah 56:1
Sorry the devotional is so late tonight. Better late than nothing at all. ;-) So let's get this started with a peaceful blessing upon your hearts tonight. May the Spirit of God fill your heart and make it swell with LOVE. Blessings always, in Jesus Name. Amen
Here are the scriptures for Worship. Believe me, this is a FUN topic! Just learn to receive when doing so. I promise, once you get used to it, the easier it becomes to just relax and just be yourself with God.
Come, let us worship and bow down. Let us kneel before the Lord our maker. ~Psalm 95:6
"But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for such people the Father seeks to be His worshipers. God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit the truth." ~John 4:23-24
"Then the sovereignty, the dominion and the greatness of all the kingdoms under the whole heaven will be given to the people of the saints of the Highest One; His kingdom will be an everlasting kingdom, and all the dominions will serve and obey Him." ~Daniel 7:27
Then I saw another angel flying in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach to those who dwell on the earth - to every nation, tribe, tongue, and people - saying with a loud voice, "Fear God and give glory to Him, for the hour of His judgment has come; and worship Him who made heaven and earth, the sea and springs of water." ~Revelation 14:6-7
"You alone are the Lord. You have made the heavens, the heaven of heavens with all their host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them. You give life to all of them and the heavenly host bows down before You." ~Nehemiah 9:6
And Jesus answered and said to h im, "Get behind Me, Satan! For it is written, 'You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only you shall serve.' " ~Luke 4:8
"Do not follow other gods to serve and worship them; do not provoke me to anger with what your hands have made. Then I will not harm you." ~Jeremiah 25:6
"Who shall not fear you, O Lord, and glorify Your name? For You alone are holy. For all nations shall come and worship before You, for Your judgments have been manifested." ~Revelation 15:4
Therefore, since we receive a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us show gratitude, by which we may offer to God and acceptable service with reverence and awe. ~Hebrews 12:28
All the nations - and you made each one - will come and bow before you, Lord; they will praise your great and holy name. ~Psalm 86:9
"But the Lord your God you shall fear; and He will deliver you from the hand of all your enemies." ~2 Kings 17:39
Ascribe to the Lord the glory due His name; bring an offering, and come before Him; worship the Lord in holy array. ~1 Chronicles 16:29
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. ~Romans 12:1
Serve the Lord with gladness; come before his presence with singing. ~Psalm 100:2
Hope today's devotional helps you see how much God loves you no matter who you are and how He uses you when you don't even know it. Just draw on that and use your voice. It's powerful - just use it in the right way. ;-)
Here's some scriptures on the topic of witnessing. Blessings...
Yet for this reason I found mercy, so that in me as the foremost, Jesus Christ might demonstrate His perfect patience as an example for those who would believe in Him for eternal life.
~1 Timothy 1:16
"You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put in on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven." ~ Matthew 5:14-16
Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me His prisoner, but share with me in the sufferings for the gospel according to the power of God. ~2 Timothy 1:8
My brethren, if any among you strays from the truth and one turns him back, let him know that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way will save his soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins. ~James 5:19-20
Rescuing you from the Jewish people and from the Gentiles, to whom I am sending you, to open their eyes so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the dominion of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who have been sanctified by faith in Me. ~Acts 26:17-18
Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching. ~2 Timothy 4:2
But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give and answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.
~1 Peter 3:15 (I still have to work on this, from my being hurt by people who use religion to hurt others. My way of handling it is: just not going to debate it. I'm just going to share it with what I know of how God has shown me. I'm living example. But I do pray every day that I can break through this barrier. See, you're not alone beloveds.)
Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, whom He has redeemed from the hand of the adversary.
Hello my beloveds,