"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, April 19, 2014

DON'T TALK ABOUT IT, LIVE IT!

 
1 Corinthians 4:20   
"For the kingdom of God does not consist in talk, but in power." ESV
 
 
We can talk about the things of God, quote scriptures, sing choruses, and state our beliefs, but there is no power in talking and discussing the things of God. The power of God is unleashed when we live God's Word and demonstrate His kingdom daily in our lives through the enabling of the Holy Spirit.
 
Heavenly Father, we ask for wisdom to keep from merely speaking words that have no power, but to live our lives in the power of the Holy Spirit. In Jesus' name, Amen.
 
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Friday, April 18, 2014

IT'S HOT IN HERE!

  1Thessalonians 5:19 
 
"Do not quench the Spirit." ESV
 
 
 
Fire is burning passion that affects everything it touches. The Holy Spirit is a powerful, consuming fire. If the Holy Spirit is living within us, we are affected, changed in nature, and have the same power to affect those around us. Others will be affected with the fire of the Holy Spirit and they will be forever changed. How could we ever allow this Holy Spirit fire from burning within us and keep Him from working through us?
 
Heavenly Father, we thank You for the gift of the Holy Spirit who ignites us with the fire of Your passion. Help us to keep the fire of the Holy Spirit burning in our lives, so that others will be changed keep the fire spreading to others. In the name of Jesus Christ we pray, Amen.
 
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Thursday, April 17, 2014

GOT HAPPINESS?

  Psalm 119:1 
 
"Blessed are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the Lord." ESV
 
 
 
God's Word tells us how to be happy. If we have pure motives, as the basis for our actions, we will have happiness. If we live our lives within the boundaries of God's will, we will know true happiness. Being happy is the result of a pure heart and obedience.
 
Heavenly Father, we thank You that You have revealed to us the way to find true happiness. Give us pure hearts and the will to be obedient so that we may know You and have true happiness. In the name of Jesus we pray, Amen.
 
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

KEEP ON KEEPING ON

  Philippians 3:13,14 
 
"Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus." ESV
 
 
 
We so often get our minds replaying times when we were wronged, rejected, and hurt. When we allow ourselves to dwell on these things, it keeps us from moving forward in our Christian walk. Looking forward will get us to where Christ wants us to be and where we will find perfect peace and fulfillment. We will never forget the bad things that happened to us, but we don't have to dwell on them until the hurts and resentments return. If we move on, going forward, God is there, walking with us and leading us to our destination.
 
Heavenly Father, we ask Your forgiveness for letting our minds and our memories keep us from growing as Christians. Help us to keep our eyes fixed ahead, on You and Your plan for our lives. We pray in Jesus' name, Amen.
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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

WHY ALL THE TROUBLES HERE?

  Psalm 121:7,8 
"The Lord will keep you from all evil; he will keep your life. The Lord will keep your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forevermore." ESV 
 
The Word of God says that He will never allow harm to come to us. Then why does Jesus tell us that we will have suffering and trials in this world? Why do we have all kinds of problems and heartaches? The answer is not about worldly things. God will always and forever protect our souls from harm by the evil one and never allow us to perish with the unrighteous. That is true no matter what happens to our physical bodies on this earth.
 
 
Heavenly Father, we praise you for making the way for our full assurance that You are guarding our souls from harm for eternity. We ask that you help us to live with faith in this world with it's trials and struggles. We know we will be kept safe for eternity. In Jesus' name we pray, Amen.
 
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Monday, April 14, 2014

WHO TURNED OUT THE LIGHT?

 
 
2 Corinthians 4:4
 
"In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God." ESV
 
 
Since Satan cannot keep the Light out of the world, He works overtime making sure the Light doesn't get into the hearts and minds of those who are unbelievers. Unbelievers allow the darkness to rule in their hearts because they are more comfortable with the life and they see the lie as more realistic and logical. Our commission as believers is to be light in this dark world and pray that the Holy Spirit will prepare the hearts and minds of those who are deceived by the lies of Satan, that they will believe and receive the Light of the Gospel.
 
Heavenly Father, we are aware of the work of Satan in this world. We know You are greater and the Truth of the Gospel is greater. Help us to be light in this dark world. Prepare the hearts and minds of those who are still prisoners of darkness, so they will see the truth and turn from the darkness to the Light. In Jesus' name we pray, Amen.
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Saturday, April 12, 2014

HUSH! INSIDE VOICE PLEASE

 
 
Proverbs 15:1
 
"A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger." ESV 
 
When we get into an argument with another person, it is natural for us to raise our voice and match the negativity of the other person. There is blaming, bringing up past, hurts, criticizing, and making demands. The natural outcome of this behavior is more anger and hurt. As Christians, we are free to stay unhooked from arguing by responding with gentleness and soft words. Soft words have a way of taming anger.
 
Heavenly Father, please help us to remember that we don't have to get caught up in arguments that stir up anger. In those times when arguments happen, give us the soft words to speak that will take the anger captive and calm it. In the name of Jesus we pray, Amen.
 
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