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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, August 22, 2014

WHAT ARE YOU THINKING?

 
Romans 8:6
 
"For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace." ESV 
 
In this world of today, it is so very hard to stay focused on the things of God. We can commit to keeping our minds on Him and to be sensitive to the promptings of the Holy Spirit. If we really want to know His will, He will reveal it to us and will help us stay focused on it. That is when we will find real life and peace.
 
Heavenly Father, forgive us for getting distracted by the noise and clamor of this world. Forgive us for following our own desires. We are hungry to know Your will for us and believe You will show us. Help us to be pleasing in Your sight. In Jesus' name we pray, Amen.
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Bobbi Craigmyle, Psy.D., BCPCC
 
 
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Thursday, August 21, 2014

ON A LONG TRIP


Psalm 84:5
 
"Blessed are those whose strength is in you, in whose heart are the highways of Zion." ESV
 
 
When we get ready for a trip, we tend to take care and prepare ahead of time so we have everything we need to make the trip a success. As Christians, we are on a long trip through this life. Are we being careful to make sure we have what we need and to stay focused on our heavenly destination?
 
Heavenly Father, the journey through this life gets difficult. We are in desperate need of Your power to commit to this journey all the way to the end. We thank You that You are faithful to provide everything we need to make it home to You. In the name of Jesus we pray, Amen.
 
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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

CAUGHT, CORRECTED, AND LOVED

 
Hebrews 12:5,6
 
"And have you forgotten the exhortation that addresses you as sons? 'My son, do not regard lightly the discipline of the Lord, nor be weary when reproved by him. For the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and chastises every son whom he receives.'" ESV
 
None of us take too kindly to being disciplined, even when we deserve it. But, the Lord chooses to discipline us and to let us reap what we have sown. He does so to get us to a place where we will submit to His will. It is a good thing to be disciplined by the Lord. It proves we are His children and He is watching over us.
 
Heavenly Father, we thank You for disciplining us for those times we fail to do what is right. Help us to accept Your discipline and to remember that it brings us closer to You. In Jesus' name, Amen.
 
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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

WALKING ALONG WITH SUFFERING

 
1 Peter 4:19
 
"Therefore let those who suffer according to God's will entrust their souls to a faithful Creator while doing good." ESV 
 
Christians are suffering all over the world for their faith in Jesus Christ. We, too, will suffer in time. The fact is, we do not choose the suffering. We choose God's will. And then, we go wherever His will takes us. If His will takes us through suffering, then we go, knowing He is faithful to walk with us and get us through it all.
 
Heavenly Father, we ask for Your grace to do Your will no matter where it takes us. If it should be by way of suffering, help us to remember, You are with us. In Jesus' name we pray, Amen.
 
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Monday, August 18, 2014

GOING THROUGH IT AGAIN AND AGAIN

 
James 1:4
 
"And let steadfastness have it's full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing." ESV 
 
Our Lord has a way of teaching us the important things in our walk with Him. Sometimes He has to take us back to the same lesson again and again until we are able to get it right. When we learn these lessons, we know, by His Spirit, that we have matured in Him. If we remember that it is to our own harm to buck against these lessons, we will be alert, ready to stay the course.
 
Heavenly Father, so often we can't see that You are teaching us a lesson and we continually ignore it and fail to learn spiritual maturity. Help us, Lord, to recognized that it is Your patience with us that allows us to grow mature and complete in You. In Jesus name, Amen.
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Saturday, August 16, 2014

EYE AND HAND DANGER

 
Matthew 5:29
 
"If your right eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away. For it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body be thrown into hell." ESV 
 
It is our eyes that see the forbidden fruit. It is our hands that reach up to pluck it from the tree. Jesus teaches us to get ride of anything that causes us to be unfaithful to Him, no matter how much we want it in our lives. It is our own senses that seek pleasure to the point that we lose sight of our relationship with the Lord. He expects us to turn our backs on those things we know are a temptation to us.
 
Heavenly Father, so often we allow our senses to lead us to those places that cause us to act in ways that offend You. Forgive us. Give us discerning and prepared minds to stay away from those things that tempt us to sin. In Jesus' name, Amen.
 
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Friday, August 15, 2014

GOD'S WORD IS INSULATION

 
Isaiah 51:7
 
 
"Listen to me, you who know righteousness, the people in whose heart is my law; fear not the reproach of man, nor be dismayed at their revilings." ESV
 
If we live by the Spirit, doing what is right in the eyes of the Lord, we are going to be ridiculed by others. If we listen to what the Lord is telling us, we will not be bothered by the talk and attitude of others. We will merely keep walking faithfully with the Lord. He will honor our hearts and he will take care of those who feel free to mock us.
 
Heavenly Father, we confess that we let the things others say keep us from speaking and living Your Word. Forgive us, Lord. Give us boldness and peace to live every moment with integrity so that we will be fit to walk with You. In the name of Jesus we pray, Amen.
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