TODAY IS YOUR DAY! TOMORROW IS NOT PROMISED!
Find your place and call on the name of the Lord. He can and will deliver…
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SONS and DAUGHTERS, call on the name of the Lord. He answers prayers.
Pray for your Pastor today. Your pastor needs your prayers like you need his/hers. They need for us to cover them. Your Pastor is fighting battles you will never know, spiritually, mentally, physically, and financially. He needs you to pray. Do for him/her what they do for you every day, PRAY.
(Something I read this morning)…
It’s easy to get your spiritual eyes fixed so firmly on the problems in your life, you overlook the blessings completely! As a result, you end up suffering through situations that should have you rejoicing.
Let me show you what I mean. Not long ago, this ministry was facing some terrific financial pressures, I stood in faith against them, I battled against them with the Word and in prayer.
What I didn’t realize was this: During that time when the problems seemed so great, the blessings were even greater. This ministry was growing faster, ministering to more people, writing more letters, printing more publications sending out more teaching tapes than ever before! It was a breakthrough time…A time for rejoicing. But I didn’t know it because I was too busy thinking about the problems.
I was so tunnel-visioned, all I could see was the pressure, and I suffered through some hard times when I should have been shouting the victory.
But thank God, he woke me up before it was over. He woke me up to the blessings and reminded me that the problems are temporary, or subject to change, but God and His Word of victory are never subject to change!
If you’ve been suffering through some hard times lately, wake up to the blessings around you. You’ll be much more effective in battling the problems if you’re giving God the glory for the solutions He’s already provided. Take your eyes off the trouble and look around you. You’ll soon be shouting the victory!
Have an awesome terrific day!
God is called by many names. He is the Lord our Healer, our Provider, our Banner, and our Righteousness. He also promises to be our deliverer. In this troubled world that may very well be what we need Him to be most often.
But there are many believers who never experience God’s mighty delivering power because, instead of walking closely with Him day by day, they wait until danger strikes to call upon Him. That just doesn’t work. If you want God to rescue you in the bad times, you have to fellowship with Him in the good times. Why? Because God responds to faith. Our faith, not our need, is what causes Him to act on our behalf. And we’ll never be able to develop that kind of faith, that kind of trust and confidence in Him, if we don’t spend enough time with Him to get to know Him.
1 John 3:20-22 tells us that we have confidence toward God when we do the things that are pleasing in His sight. If we only serve God half-heartedly, then we will not have confidence in Him to deliver us from trouble. When danger surrounds us, instead of being filled with faith, we’ll find ourselves paralyzed with fear.
Love and serve God with your whole heart. Walk closely with Him in good times. Then, when you need Him to be your Deliverer, you’ll know without doubt you can trust Him to care for you!
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY: Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath 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. Psalms 91:14, 15
Something I read today…..
Quote…”There’s a subtle strategy Satan uses to take control of our lives. The Bible calls it “lasciviousness” and it means “to have no restraint.”
Lasciviousness has been preached as being extreme immorality, but it doesn’t start out that way. It begins with just a few seemingly innocent thoughts. Then those thoughts grow and grow until they begin to produce serious sin.
One afternoon as a nine-year-old boy, for example, I just yielded to the desire to curse. I knew better, but I did it anyway. I had a relative who was so good at West Texas cussin’ that I thought he invented it. I was intrigued and I wanted to try it.
When I let go of all restraint and began to say those curse words, something evil moved in on my thinking that seriously affected me for some 20 years. A law was set in motion. As a result, my flesh gradually became boss over my entire being.” unquote…
My, my!!! How easy it is to fall into the trap of Satan. We know what is right. We know what we should and should not do. But we allow Satan to take us through doors that we’ve never walked before, doing things that we’ve never done before. Really, we were too afraid to do some of the things because a fear of God was in us.
Oh Zion! We MUST “watch and pray lest we enter into temptation,” and succumb to the temptation, and yet call ourselves people of God. We MUST repent from where we have fallen.
YES God loves us! YES God is merciful! YES God forgives! But any parent gets tired and has to chastise their child at some point. None of us want to fall into the hands of an angry God.
He whom the Son has set free are free indeed. In this new year, settle in your heart, once and for all, that you will diligently walk in the liberty wherein our Lord Jesus has made you free. Be determined to not let anything (family, finances, relationships, jobs, old habits, emotional turmoil, drugs, alcohol) to cause you to be entangled again with the yoke of bondage. Don’t allow anything to take you back in to that which God has brought you out of! He whom the Son sets free is free indeed. YOU ARE FREE! YOU ARE FREE! YOU ARE FREE!
Words spoken do hurt, and hurts deeply, especially coming from someone who says I LOVE YOU! They may never say it to you, but it’s tearing them up inside. This is a true saying according to scripture, “you will reap what you sow.”