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encourage reading and understanding of God's Word.


"I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know Him better." Ephesians 1:17 (NIV)

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Saturday, March 28, 2015

CREEPERS

Jude 4
 
"For certain people have crept in unnoticed who long ago were designated for this condemnation, ungodly people, who pervert the grace of our God into sensuality and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ." ESV
 
 
Why would we think that the ungodly people spoken of in the Bible, that crept in unnoticed, have all been defeated and have gone away. Hardly! They continue to creep into every facet of daily life in this world. Their goal is to twist and bend the Truth enough that as we complacently stroll through our lives, we will drift into their traps, believing their deception. No wonder the Word of God stresses and repeats over and over to be alert! Watch!
 
Lord, forgive us for the complacency that we let into our minds. Open our eyes to the reality of the evil that creeps into every part of our lives. Help us to stay alert and be discerning in everything we do. We ask in Your eternal name, Amen.
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Bobbi Craigmyle, Psy.D., BCPCC
 
 
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Friday, March 27, 2015

DON'T GO TO THE MASQUERADE PARTY

 
James 1:16
 
"Do not be deceived, my beloved brothers." ESV 
The Word tells us that God does not tempt any of us. Temptation comes from the evil one and our own natural desires. We have a natural tendency to give in to the deception of temptation by reasoning out that it is not that big of a deal. In doing this, we start falling away from the narrow path that leads to life. Spiritual death results in following deception that presents itself as right and good.
 
Lord, how aware we are that none of us are above being deceived. We know that if we stay close to You and Your Word, walking in Your Holy Spirit we will not fall into deception. Help us to keep alert and recognize that deception is all around us so that we will not be trapped by it. Only by Your grace and our trust in You will we be able to escape the deception in this world. In Your gracious name we pray, Amen.
 
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Thursday, March 26, 2015

THE ULTIMATE RECIPE

 
2 Peter 1:5-8
 
"For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brother affection with love. For if these qualities are your and are increasing, they keep you from being ineffective or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ." ESV 
 
We wonder sometimes why our spiritual lives are dull and non-productive. Somewhere along the line we have tapered off those qualities of Christ that are critical to our spiritual growth. A regular check up of our spiritual faith asking the Lord to search our hearts will keep us from getting off track. And, we will find all these things active and increasing in our lives.
 
Lord, search our hearts and reveal to us if we have drifted away from these things that will insure our spiritual growth. Our desire is to be more like You. In Your omnipotent name we pray, Amen.
 
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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

TRUE OR FALSE

 
1 John 3:18
 
"Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth." ESV 
 
Loving words can sound pretty convincing but be as hollow as dead trees. Love is made real in our actions and our motives for those actions. It is the genuine sincerity of the heart in an act of love that confirms we truly have Godly love.
 
Lord, just as You proved Your great love to us by Your genuine willingness to give Your life for our sins, we as for Your grace to do acts of love with genuine love and giving of ourselves. In Your loving name, Amen.
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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

BUILDERS

 
Jude 1:20
 
"But you, beloved, building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit." ESV
 
So, we are to build up our faith in the Lord! This must mean we just can't sit and carry on life as usual and expect the Lord to drop great portions of faith into us. The Lord has already given us a measure of faith. It is up to us to build it up so that it will make us strong. How do we build up our own faith? By the Word of God: hearing it, studying it, meditating on it, and living it.
 
Lord, thank You so much for the gift of faith You give to each of us. We ask for Your grace to help us build up our faith. Increase our desire for Your Word, so that we will be useful for Your kingdom. In Your generous name we pray, Amen.
 
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Monday, March 23, 2015

THE ULTIMATE COMMUNICATION DEVICE

 
Colossians 4:2
 
"Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving." ESV 
 
If we stay in direct contact with God, watching with open eyes for the evil traps set just for us, we will be ready for anything that would distract us from our goal of becoming like Christ. And on this journey of ours, we can show thankfulness for the grace and mercy our Lord shows us every step of the way.
 
Lord, it is so hard to live in this world and not be drawn away down paths that lead nowhere. Give us a burning desire for the wonderful communication resource we have every moment, prayer. We desire to be vigilant and grateful when the storms of life come so that we will show the world Your glory. In Your magnificent name, Amen.
 
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Saturday, March 21, 2015

DON'T GET TIRED

 
2 Thessalonians 3:13
 
"As for you, brothers, do not grow weary in doing good." ESV 
 
Making the Godly choice is a direct indication of the health of our faith. If we do right regardless of the consequences our faith is strong. If we choose to give in to our own wants or needs, our faith is either weak or dead. If we keep on making the choices we know are pleasing to God, the right choices, we will be saved. Do we need a faith check-up?
 
Lord, forgive us for making our choices based on our own desires. Help us to be alert and strong in faith to do what is right, no matter what. In Your faithful name we pray, Amen.
 
 
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