Showing posts from October, 2019

Posting the devotionals 1st


The Reset - Pray for them

PRAY FOR THEM   When you read Job 42, you find Job praying for His friends that are not in right standing with God. God accepts Jobs prayers and blesses Him with more than He had lost in the first place. 1 Timothy 2:1 instructs us to pray and intercede for all people. Why? Because the Lord desires for all men to come to the knowledge of who He is and be saved. At times we spend so much time discouraged or complaining and gossiping about the wrong in people, or how far they are from God instead of simply praying for them.  Prayer changes things but it also changes people. If you desire to see change in your loved ones or even in your boss, maybe you need to put a lot more time praying for them. Prayer changed us, so it can truly change another person. You are here because of the prayers of another. There is power in consistent prayer! In Matthew 19:23-26 you find Jesus speaking to the disciples about the difficulty of a rich man entering the kingdom of heaven. The question is

The Reset day 3

OBEDIENCE IS KEY God gave Saul a clear instruction in 1 Samuel 15, Saul was to destroy everything in the City of Amalek. However Saul destroyed everything that was worthless and preserved everything that seemed good to Him. Although that was not the instruction that was given to Saul, he genuinely believed that He had fulfilled all that was required of Him but He only did part of it. This displeased God greatly and as a result, Saul missed out on an opportunity to reign as king. Saul’s disobedience also affected his whole lineage! “Partial obedience is still disobedience.”   Your obedience to the word of God and leading of His Spirit is key if you desire to truly please God. Saul's disobedience was an issue of the heart, why? Because an individual who is wholeheartedly devoted to God is willing to obey Him no matter what.  We have to check the posture of our hearts and ask,  'Am I wholeheartedly devoted to God?'  and  'Are my responses to His commands/instr

Something to think sbout!

Today while your worshipping OUR wonderful Father.  Don't ask what HE can do for you.... Asked what you can do for HIM 1. PRAY 2. Share HIS word. 3. Help a neighbor..... There are so many things you can do.  Give a hug.... Let people know their loved!  HAVE A BLESSED SUNDAY MY FRIENDS.

Verse 4

I know your deeds, your hard work and your perseverance. I know that you cannot tolerate wicked people, that you have tested those who claim to be apostles but are not, and have found them false.  You have persevered and have endured hardships for my name, and have not grown weary.   Yet I hold this against you: You have forsaken the love you had at first. Revelation 2:2‭-‬4 NIV

Reset verse 1

Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.  Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. Deuteronomy 6:4‭-‬5 NIV For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Matthew 6:21 NIV He answered, “ ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’ ; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ ” Luke 10:27 NIV

Day 2 The Reset

YOUR FIRST LOVE  When you read 1 Samuel 7:1-3, you find that Israel had many idols. They were false gods that took their affection and devotion away from God, the true living God. It was when Israel had placed God in His rightful place in their hearts and lives, that it was then that they experienced victory over their enemies and over time everything began to fall into place for them. Again in Revelation 2:2-4 you find the church of Ephesus doing many great things for God and serving. Yet, God wasn’t their first love. They weren’t devoted to Him as they once were. Even though they were doing all the right things for God, He desired something more than their works, He wanted their hearts. There are many things that can become idols in our lives, from a particular person to our emotions and even the activities that we do in church. Anything that takes the place that God should have in our hearts is an idol. It’s important to also highlight that the ability to overcome the int

Verse 4

but the worries of this life, the deceitfulness of wealth and the desires for other things come in and choke the word, making it unfruitful. Mark 4:19 NIV

Verse 3

But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Matthew 6:33 NIV

Verse 2

“But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord , whose confidence is in him.  They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.” Jeremiah 17:7‭-‬8 NIV

Verse 1

Let your eyes look straight ahead; fix your gaze directly before you. Proverbs 4:25 NIV

The Reset - Day 1

THE RESET It’s time to reset and to place your focus back on who really matters. Consider these next few days as an opportunity to refresh your soul through the word and to recharge your Spirit.  Life can come at you fast and it’s so easy to get to a point where you feel as though you're losing control or running on empty. However, one thing remains in the midst of all the demands and pressures that life brings and that’s God, your source.  It’s in Him you live, move and have your being. He is the source of your strength, the key to your peace and the reason you live. Are you still connected to the source?  Prayer Points Ask God for the grace to pursue Him in prayer and in the word.  Ask God to make you more aware of His presence and leading throughout your day.