My apologies everyone... No devotional today, sorry for those who were looking forward to hearing one today. I pray God speaks to each of your hearts and fills you with His knowledge and purpose for you. In Jesus Name, Amen.
I'm still awaiting the newest addition to our family and in the devotional I stated I would get the scripture up by morning. But I realized I had time and then there's this fabulous technology. So here you go... I was able to sit here with my stylus pen and post everything on time. Thank you Jesus!!
The Lord had said to Abram, "Leave your country, your people and your father''s household and go to the land I will show you. "I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. I will bless your name great, and you will be a blessing. I will bless this who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all people's on earth will be blessed through you." ~Genesis 12:1-3
I pray that God showers you with His Love and Grace. That you draw closer to Him through the Sunshine of days the through the Stormiest of Times so that you may be touched like you've never been touched before by His Presence in your lives -- In Jesus Name. Amen
Each and Every one of you are Loved by God! Embrace Him...
And this world is fading away, along with everything it craves. But if you do the will of God, you will live forever. ~1 John 2:17
"Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will will, but yours be done."
He is the Lord. he will do what He thinks is good. ~1 Samuel 3:18
Teach me your ways, O Lord, that I may live according to your truth! Grant me purity of heart, that I may honor you. ~Psalm 86:11
Commit your activities to the Lord and your plans will be achieved. ~Proverbs 16:3
Enjoy what the Holy Spirit has brought to you today in thought with this devotional. It's been something that I myself haven't thought of lately but it sure was a delight to have the Holy Spirit move that in me as a focal point today -- Enjoy in the name of Jesus.
The God who makes the word and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in Temples built by human hands. And He is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything. Rather, He Himself gives everyone life and breath and everything else. ~Acts 17:24-25
Blessings for you, as we start off a new week. May there be good works in your life as you grow closer to God, in the name of Jesus. ;-)
For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin. Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
When He came to the place, He said to them, "Pray that you may not enter into temptation."
Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the Lord upholdeth himm with his hand.
Great peace have those who love Your law, and nothing causes them to stumble. ~Psalm 119:165
"Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the body is weak."
Blessed is a man who perseveres under trial; for once he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him. Let no one say when is tempted, "I am being tempted by God'; for God cannot be tempted by evil, and He Himself does not temp anyone. But each one is tempted when he is carried away and enticed by his own lust. Then when lust has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and when sin is accomplished, it brings forth death.
Therefore let him who thinks he stands to take heed that he does not fall. No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, so that you will be able to endure it. ~1 Corinthians 10:12-13
So you see, the Lord knows how to rescue godly people from their trials, even while punishing the wicked right up until the day of judgment. ~2 Peter 2:9
"And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen." ~Matthew 6:13
Thank you for all the love and support ya'll are sending me! Ya'll are wonderful and I thank God for each and every one of you - may God bless you, in Jesus Name, Amen.
As promised, let me share with you how I use the weapon of the Word of God in my life daily. They are short prayers I say out loud - Yes, I said daily. Not telling you what to do or how to do it. I am just sharing what works for me and now God's directing me to share with you -- Because HE loves you! ;-) So with that said, let's get started...
In Jeremiah 29:11, God says to Israel, "I know the plans that I have for you...plans for good and not for evil". There are different wording in the different translations: "plans to prosper you" and "not for calamity to give you a future and a hope". What I did: I made it my own with God by saying,
"Lord, I thank You that You know the plans You have for me, plans of good and not of evil, plans of prosperity and not of calamity, to give me a future and a hope. In Jesus name, Amen."
I did the same for when dealing with health issues and with all the attacks I would get that are fearful, negative thoughts. You know those thoughts, "what would happen if I were to die?". Terrible thoughts, but I found peace with making scripture personal for me. So whenever the Bible said, "you," I replaced it with "I." This made things so much easier to adapt for me. Kinda like making my own proclamation. And I have many of them. Don't worry, over time I will share as directed. :-)
Here's what I say when those disturbing thoughts come in:
"I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the Lord, in Jesus Name, Amen!"
This was changed to make it personal for me from Psalm 118:17, which I have memorized it this way for me. For I use it a lot. Hope this helps. Now go and enjoy what's left of your day! :-) God Bless you!
Enjoy the scriptures along with today's devotional on our thought life - the most private part of you - who are you, really? Today's devotional addresses a lot of the emails that I've been getting lately. I was going to list out the questions here and answer them but the Holy Spirit led me to speak from my heart and be who I am, in Christ Jesus -- Real and transparent.
Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what god's will is - his good, pleasing and perfect will.
I remember the days of old; I meditate on all Your works; I muse on the work of Your hands.
Evil plans are an abomination to the Lord, but pleasant works are pure. ~Proverbs 15:26
For "who has known the mind of the Lord that he may instruct Him?" But we have the mind of Christ.
~1 Corinthians 2:16
And He said to him, " 'You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.' " ~Matthew 22:37
Since you have been raised to new life with Christ, set your sights on the realities of heaven, where Christ sits at God's right hand in the place of honor and power. Let heaven fill your thoughts. Do not think only about things down here on earth. For you died when Christ died, and your real life is hidden with Christ in God. And when Christ, who is your real life, is revealed to the whole world, you will share in all his glory. ~Colossians 3:1-4 (First time I ever read this, I cried for I so loved God)
Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life. ~Proverbs 4:23
Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. ~Psalm 139:23-24
You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.
"The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks."
For the word of God is full of living power. It is sharper than the sharpest knife, cutting deep into our innermost thoughts and desires. It exposes us for what we really are. ~Hebrews 4:12 AMEN!!!
Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer . ~Psalm 19:14
"As for you, my son Solomon, know the God of your father, and serve Him with a whole heart and a willing mind; for the Lord searches all hearts, and understands every intent of the thoughts. If you seek Him, He will let you find Him; but if you forsake Him, He will reject you forever."
~1 Chronicles 28:9
Let the wicked forsake his way and the evil man his thoughts. Let him turn to the Lord, and he will have mercy on him, and to our God, for he will freely pardon. ~Isaiah 55:7
Examine me, O Lord, and prove me; try my mind and my heart. For your lovingkindness is before my eyes, and I have walked in Your truth. ~Psalm 26:2-3 (one of my daily scriptures)
"I, the Lord, search the heart, I test the mind, even to give to each man according to his ways, according to the results of his deeds." ~Jeremiah 17:10
For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, and adulteries, fornications, murders, thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness: All these evil things come from within, and defile the man. ~Mark 7:21-23
Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. ~Psalm 51:10
For those who are according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who are according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. For the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace. ~Romans 8:5-6 AMEN
Bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ... ~2 Corinthians 10:5
When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. ~1 Corinthians 13:11
I will meditate on all Your work and muse on Your deeds. ~Psalm 77:12
The peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds though Christ Jesus. ~Philippians 4:7
"But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness , and all these things will be added to you."
Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off.
Throw off your old evil nature and your former way of Life, which is rotten through and through, full of lust and deception. Instead, there must be a spiritual renewal of your thoughts and attitudes.
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable -- if anything is excellent or praiseworthy -- think about such things.
Oh let's talk about the subject most have a really hard time admitting and wanting to be forthcoming of. Especially when we recognize that we've sinned against our heavenly Father and need to ask His forgiveness. "Repentance." Now go on and read the scriptures and know I share them with the love of Christ. In the name of Jesus. ;-)
Therefore, confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another so that you may be healed. The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much. ~James 5:16
"But go and learn what this means: 'I desire mercy, nor sacrifice.' For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners." ~Job 22:23
Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men. ~Matthew 12:31
The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, a broken and a contrite heart -- these, O God, You will not despise. ~Psalm 51:17
"But if wicked people turn away from all their sins and begin to obey my laws and do what is just and right, they will surely live and not die. All their past sins will be forgotten, and they will live because of the righteous things they have done. Do you think , asks the Sovereign Lord, that I like to see wicked people die? Of course not! I only want them to turn from their wicked ways and live."
The Lord has heard my supplication; the Lord will receive my prayer. ~James 4:8
"God...commands all people everywhere to repent." ~Acts 17:30
Or do you think lightly of the riches of His kindness and tolerance and patience, not knowing that the kindness of God leads you to repentance? ~Romans 2:4 (GOOD ONE! AMEN)
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those who are crushed in spirit.
He who conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will find compassion. ~Proverbs 28:13
Seek the Lord while He may be found, call upon Him while He is near. Let the wicked forsake this way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to the Lord, and He will have mercy on him; and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon. ~Isaiah 55:6-7
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanses us from all unrighteousness. ~1 John 1:9
For they themselves report about us what kind of a perception we had with you, and how you turned to God from idols to serve a living and true God, and to wait for His Son from heaven, whom He raised from the dead, that is Jesus, who rescues us from the wrath to come. ~1 Thessalonians 1:9-10
"Therefore repent of this wickedness of yours, and pray the Lord that, if possible, the intention of your heart may be forgiven." ~Acts 8:22 (YESSSS.... AMEN)
I acknowledged my sin to You, and my iniquity I have not hidden. I said, "I will confess my transgressions to the Lord," and You forgave the iniquity of my sin. ~Psalm 32:5
(Thank you Lord)
And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the Lord your God: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil. ~Joel 2:13
"But at last my people will confess their sins and the sins of their ancestors for betraying me and being hostile toward me. Finally, when I have given full expression to my hostility and have brought them to the land of their enemies, then at least their disobedient hearts will be humbled, and they will pay for their sins. Then I will remember my covenant with Jacob, with Isaac, and with Abraham, and I will remember the land." ~Leviticus 26:40-42
"Then he will pray to God, and He will accept him, that he may see His face with joy, and He may restore His righteousness to man." ~Job 33:26
"So remember what you have received and heard; and keep it, and repent. Therefore if you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what hour I will come to you."
Speak unto the children of Israel, When a man or woman shall commit any sin that men commit, to do a trespass against the Lord, and that person be guilty; Then they shall confess their sin which they have done: and he shall recompense his trespass with the principle thereof, and give it unto him against whom he hath trespassed. ~Numbers 5:6-7
Whom may ascend into the hill of the Lord? Or who may stand in His holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who has not lifted up his soul to an idol, nor sworn deceitfully. He shall receive blessing from the Lord, and righteousness from the God of his salvation. ~Psalm 24:3-5
"Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!" ~Matthew 3:2
Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the resence of the Lord. ~Acts 3:19
"In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents." ~Luke 15:10
Let's talk about "Sin". Oh don't run from this topic. Lets be real with one another.... We all are sinners. So now that we got that out of the way, let's dive into the scriptures.....
Much love and blessings to you all.... In Jesus Name.
My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have one who speaks to the Father in our defense -- Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world. ~1 John 2:1-2
This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief. ~1 Timothy 1:15
Knowing this, that our old self was crucified with Him, in order that our body of sin might be done away with, so that we would no longer be slaves to sin; for he who has died is freed from sin.
He has removed our rebellious acts as far away from us as the east is from the west.
Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, who gave himself for our sins to rescue us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father.
Who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness -- by whose stripes you were healed. ~1 Peter 2:24
"Of Him all the prophets bear witness that through His name everyone who believes in Him receives forgiveness of sins." ~Acts 10:43
Your eyes are too pure to approve evil, and You can not look on wickedness with favor. Why do You look with favor on those who deal treacherously? Why are You silent when the wicked swallow up those more righteous than they? ~Habakkuk 1:13
But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.
For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their lawless deeds I will remembr no more." ~Hebrews 8:12
God's law was given so that all people could see how sinful they were. But as people sinned more and more, God's wonderful kindness became more abundant. ~Romans 5:20
If we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin. ~1 John 1:7
"Come now, and let us reason together," says the Lord, "though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as wool." ~Isaiah 1:18
Hello my dear beloveds,
There will not be a devotional today, Wednesday. I have been having difficulty with the podcasting studio. I will have one posted tomorrow while on a different studio software. Thank you for understanding.
May God bless you and give you the strength and encouragement while protecting you all, in Jesus name, amen. Love to you all...
Hello my beloveds,