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"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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Friday, October 31, 2014

IF YOU WILL, THEN HE WILL

 
James 4:8
 
"Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you . . ." ESV 
 
Our God waits for us to draw near to Him so that He can move the universe to welcome us. It is like a dance in perfect rhythm. As Christians, we come near to God with innocence and purity, separate from the world. Oh that we would always be drawing near to Him.
 
Lord, forgive us for getting too busy to set aside the things of this world and for failing to draw near to You. We fail to prioritize our time in a manner that we can hear Your Spirit gently calling us to come near. Forgive us and may we have an increasing desire to come closer to You. In Your precious name we pray, Amen.
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Thursday, October 30, 2014

A BRIGHT LIGHT

 
1 John 1:5
 
"This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all." ESV 
 
The disciples lived and talked with Jesus every day during His ministry on earth. The words He spoke to them, they wrote down to speak to us. They are words of eternal importance, full of wisdom, holiness, and salvation from sin. These words are light that are the only source of understanding the Truth, there is no other way. These are the words He gave to us and we are to study them, share them, and live them.
 
Lord, how thankful we are that You came to earth as the light to give us the message of truth and everlasting life. Help us to walk in the Light, and to shine Your light to everyone we meet. In Your great name we pray, Amen.
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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

NO NEED TO FEAR

 
Isaiah 41:10
 
"Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." ESV 
 
This world is an anxious and fearful place. If we are honest with ourselves, we will admit that we have fear in our lives. We tend to get more discouraged while we watch the world getting more evil day by day. Remember, the great I AM is our God. We have the assurance and peace knowing He will give us the strength and help we need to be victorious in whatever we encounter. Our God is continually holding us up with His right hand, and interceding for us.
 
Lord, forgive us for allowing fear and discouragement to overtake us. Help us to clothe ourselves with faith and understanding. You are our God and You provide us with all we need to succeed in this earthly walk. We thank You for that. In Your name we pray, Amen.
 
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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

HE WAS SINLESS, WE WEREN'T

 
1 Peter 2:24
 
"He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed." ESV 
 
The Son of God took all of my sins, all of your sins, and the sins of the whole world onto His own body. He had no sin of His own. He took the punishment for us so that it would be as though we had not sinned at all. It was a sacrifice of agony and horror driven by His love for us. Because He willingly did that, the bondage of sin no longer holds us. We are free to choose what is righteous, just as He did. And because His body was beaten and battered, like wounds and bruises, we are healed from the disease of sin.
 
Lord, how can we ever thank You for the sacrifice on the cross. You took our sins, while You were sinless, so that we could be clean and free from the grip of Satan and this evil world. Fill us with Your Spirit so that we will be dead to sin and alive to all that is good in Your eyes. In Your name we pray, Amen.
 
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Monday, October 27, 2014

PEACE ISN'T THE ABSENCE OF ANYTHING!!

 
Colossians 3:15
 
"And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful." ESV 
 
Peace is not a lack of war or clamor. Peace is not a lack of anything. It is a strong, silent state. It is an active condition of the heart. Peace conquers war, confusion, and unrest. If we are living true to the Lord Jesus Christ, our lives will be filled with His everlasting peace.
 
Lord, we thank You for the peace that only You can give to us. Help us to understand that peace is not the absence of war, but that it is a powerful, active condition that passes all of our understanding. In Your holy name we pray, Amen.
 
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Saturday, October 25, 2014

WHAT KIND OF ROCK IS THAT?

 
Matthew 16:18
 
"And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build by church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it." ESV 
 
What is this rock on which Jesus Christ builds His Church? It wasn't on the man Peter, but on what Peter responded to Jesus' question to him, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God." v.16. If we have this same faith Peter had, we have the knowledge of the power of the sovereignty of God. We will conquer death, hell, and the grave as Jesus did. And together, united as one on the Rock, we will bring others to this saving grace and we will trample down the very gates of hell.
 
Lord, we worship You and give You praise for coming to this earth so that we would know the Truth. Oh, how we need Your grace to live in this power and victory as Your Church. Help us to stand on the rock, make our every conscious thought remember who we are in You, and give us victory over the attacks of evil. In Your gracious name we pray, Amen.
 
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Friday, October 24, 2014

BY THE WAY, LORD, CAN I HAVE MY PRAYER ANSWERED NOW?

 
Romans 4:17
 
". . .in the presence of the God in whom he believed, who gives life to the dead and calls into existence the things that do not exist." ESV 
 
People have always been intrigued by magic and miracles. People who gravitate and put their trust in magic are those who want instant answers and a showy display of amazement. After all, we are an "instant" society where things are done by the touch of a button. If we pray and do not get our desired answer immediately, we get disappointed and "faith disabled." If we are walking in the Spirit of Truth, we will know the miraculous workings of God and we will wait with faith and anticipation for His answers to our prayers.
 
Lord, You are the One who created all things and who has all things ordered to play out in time. Forgive us for getting caught up in the spirit of this world where we miss Your mighty works because we are looking for instant and glorious answers right now. Help us to stay focused on You and Your plan for us, so that we will not focus on what we want. In Your gracious name we pray, Amen.
 
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