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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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Monday, December 22, 2014

WE GOTTA LOVE EVERYBODY, ITS THE LAW

 
James 2:8
 
"If you really fulfill the royal law according to the Scripture, 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself,' you are doing well." ESV 
 
Loving our neighbor is a moral thing and good people love their neighbors and are kind to them. Loving our neighbors, whoever's path we cross, is a royal law given by God Almighty. It's not just the people on our street we are to love. It is everyone we encounter. If we live by this law, we will be more like Christ.
 
Lord, help us to live according to the royal law of loving all others. Give us awareness that we live by this law in honor and gratefulness of Your love toward us. In Your loving name we pray, Amen.
 
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Saturday, December 20, 2014

WE ARE SLAVES TO THE MASTER WE CHOOSE

 
2 Peter 2:19
 
"They (unrighteous) promise them freedom, but they themselves are slaves of corruption. For whatever overcomes a person, to that he is enslaved." ESV 
 
According to the Word, we are mastered by one of two things: the Lord Jesus Christ or our own limited, self-directed minds. The former leads to eternal life. The latter leads to eternal darkness. The good news is, we can choose which of these will be master over us.
 
Lord, we praise You and glorify Your name that You have given us the gift of choice. Thank You for having charge over our lives, because You know what is best for us. Give us boldness to witness to those who are attempting to control their lives in this fallen world. In Your glorious name we pray, Amen.
 
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Friday, December 19, 2014

HE HAS BEEN THERE

 
Hebrews 4:15
 
"For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin." ESV 
 
So many times, we get caught up in our troubles and either ask God why or we beg Him to relieve us. If this world was such temptation and difficulty for our Lord, why would we think we should be trouble free? Jesus Christ showed us how to endure the trials and temptations of this world without sinning. Then He said, "Follow me."
 
Lord, we are humbled at our forgetful and selfish minds. We forget that You went through far more than we ever will in this world. We expect a special, easy journey because we are Your children, but our attitude is so prideful. Help us to follow in Your footsteps as we go through trials and temptations here in this world. We ask in Your name, Amen.
 
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Thursday, December 18, 2014

FROM ANOTHER PLACE

 
Philippians 3:20
 
"But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ." ESV 
 
Sometimes we forget that this world is neither our home nor our destination. We are here in the enemy's territory, waiting for our Lord. Our attitude toward and our response to this world makes the difference between a joyful heart and a heavy, defeated heart.
 
Lord, forgive us for forgetting that this world is not our home. Help us remember each day that we are merely passing through this place and are eternal citizens of Your kingdom. In Your name we pray, Amen.
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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

IS YOUR NAME IN THE BOOK?

 
Revelation 21:27
 
"But nothing unclean will ever enter it, nor anyone who does what is detestable or false, but only those who are written in the Lamb's book of life." ESV 
 
The belief system of the world leaves out the reality of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This world philosophy seems to make sense. It is surely comfortable. However, it is total deception. Those who follow it are lost. Those who believe in the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and walk in it have their names written in the Lamb's book of life.
 
Lord, how we thank You for making the way for us to spend eternity with You. Help us to tell this wonderful Gospel everywhere we go. Prepare the hearts and minds of those we will encounter so that they will receive and believe, having their names written in Your book. In Your precious name we pray, Amen.
 
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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

JOY ALL THE TIME?

 
 
1 Thessalonians 5:17
 
"Rejoice always." ESV 
 
How can we possibly be joyful all the time? This world is so stressful and full of trials and testing. For the natural man, it is impossible. For the spiritual man, joy is a deep, abiding understanding that we live in a temporary world and we wait for eternal life. There we will have perfect fellowship with our Savior. How joyful is that?
 
Lord, so often we let the things of this world rob us of our joy. Help us to remember this world is temporary, You are with us right now, and we will be with You forever. We thank You for this eternal joy we can have right now. In Your name we pray, Amen.
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Monday, December 15, 2014

ATTITUDE CHECK

 
 
Philippians 2:5
 
"Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus." ESV 
 
We often need an attitude check. When Jesus Christ walked the earth, he served others and obeyed the Father, even though He was God. He did everything the Father told Him to do, even to the very end when He gave Himself over to a horrible death on the cross. He was still serving others and obeying the Father. Do we need an attitude check?
 
Lord, forgive us for our proud and complacent attitudes. Give us the attitude that You had when You walked on this earth. In Your great name we pray, Amen.
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