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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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Thursday, March 5, 2015

NO SPARING THE ROD

 
Psalm 23:4
 
"Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me." ESV 
 
 
As His sheep, we may sometimes cringe when the Lord disciplines us or is getting us out of desperate situations. When He uses His rod and staff to help us or get us back on track, it can be quite painful and leave bruises on our spirit. However, at the same time, we can be relieved to know He rescues of from danger. We may be battered and bruised, but we are always safe in the arms of our Savior.
 
Lord, all thanks and glory to You for Your rod and staff. They keep us within the boundaries of Your protection, of Your kingdom, and in the safety of Your arms. What a wonderful Shepherd You are! In Your loving name we pray, Amen.
 
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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

CONTENTMENT 101

 
Philippians 4:11
 
"Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content." ESV 
 
How can anyone in this world be content when there are so many obstacles and problems facing us day after day? We can be content because we know this world is temporary. We have a hope, Jesus Christ, who will never leave us and will work all things out for our good. We can be content resting our faith in Him.
 
Lord, it is so hard to keep the problems of this world from robbing us of contentment. We humbly ask for Your help to keep our minds and hearts focused on You. We thank You for Your peace that You offer us every moment. In Your faithful name we pray, Amen.
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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

BETTER THAN 911

 
Lamentations 3:57
 
"You came near when I called on you; you said, 'Do not fear!'" ESV 
 
Where do unbelievers turn when they are in danger and going through trials and tribulations? We who are God's children call on Him at all times, good or bad. We have full trust that He will be with us and help us no matter what happens.
 
Lord, we thank You for Your constant presence with us. How gracious You are that You commune with us and keep watch over us every second. Let fear be gone as we keep this precious truth in our hearts. In Your wonderful name we pray, Amen.
 
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Monday, March 2, 2015

NO CHANGE WHATSOEVER

 
Malachi 3:6
 
"For I the Lord do not change....." ESV 
 
Since creation, everything that exists is in a constant state of change. Each of us change in one way or another as time passes. One thing we can stake our eternity on is God never changes. He does not cease being as He has been and His Word never needs updating.
 
Lord, how blessed we are that You never change. Help us to always remember that in this world that changes constantly. In Your eternal name we pray, Amen.
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Saturday, February 28, 2015

SPIRITUAL ASSAULT WEAPONS

 
2 Corinthians 10:4
 
"For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds." ESV
 
 
What is this fight? It is Satan's desperate attempts to lure us away for God. The battle is won or lost in our own minds through our thoughts and reactions to things that go on around us. If we are committed to Christ, our weapons for this fight are divinely powerful and will destroy any hold with which Satan tries to have over us!
 
Lord, we need Your help to discern Satan's subtle attacks and strongholds. Give us wisdom and understanding of his tactics so that we can see them for what they are. Help us use the faith You have given us to use Your diving power to overcome evil's power in our lives. In Your omnipotent name we pray, Amen.
 
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Friday, February 27, 2015

CREATIVE DESIGN OR SCIENTIFIC THEORY

 
Hebrews 11:3
 
"By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible." ESV 
 
We know that our great and awesome God created the universe by the power of His Word. There is an opposing "theory" that claims substantial evidence that the universe came about by a random explosive force of matter. Those who believe this latter "theory" cannot explain from where the matter or the force came. As Christians, we are lavished with faith to know the magnificent Truth.
 
Lord, how blessed we are to serve the One who made all things by speaking them into existence. Help us to keep that faith burning so the world will know the Truth. In Your all powerful name, Amen.
 
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Thursday, February 26, 2015

NO BIG DEAL

 
Revelation 3:15,16
 
"I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were either cold or hot! So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth." ESV 
 
As humans, there is always a conflict between our human nature and our redeemed spirit. It is our choice as to which is more present in our lives. When we give equal reign to both, we become lukewarm. We can't seem to make the commitment that gets us off the fence. Until we get off that fence and on that narrow path with the Lord, it is just as though we have rejected Him. He is disgusted at our half heartedness and will cast us away.
 
Lord, we know we cannot serve two masters. Forgive us for allowing ourselves to become complacent, lukewarm. Set our hearts on fire by the power of the Holy Spirit so that we will honor You. In Your awesome name we pray, Amen.
 
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