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It is my hope that by reading this daily you will grow in your walk with Christ and be set free from any struggles in your life that are weighing you down. Be blessed to be a blessing.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Righteous Living

Good will come to those who are generous and lend freely, who conduct their affairs with justice. Surely the righteous will never be shaken; they will be remembered forever. Psalm 112:5-6
A righteous person is highly thought of and will be remembered long after he or she departs this earth. One known for giving, sharing, honesty, integrity, good morale character and one who is sold out to God. Do you feel this description fits you or needs some tweaking perhaps? 
Each day you have choices to make. Choices to do right or wrong. Choices to be kind or mean. Choices to share or be stingy. Choices to love unconditionally or judge. Where do you fit in? Just asking so you will ponder this for a while. 
Righteous people are not self righteous, where that be would proving to everyone how good you are, but instead are right standing with God. He is first. They strive to be like Him and are not ashamed to identify with Him. Today start living the kind of life where others can see Jesus in you. Don’t be ashamed of Him. Don’t deny Him. Someday then you will hear “well done my good and faithful servant!”.
PRAYER: Oh Lord you are beautiful. Your face is all I seek. Forgive me when I put the Today Show before my time alone with you. Draw me to your side and never let me go. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Awestruck!

Let  all the earth fear the LORD; let all the people of the world revere him. Psalm 33:8

What makes you awestruck? A beautiful sunset. Last year’s total eclipse. A newborn baby. Gazing at the purple mountain majesty. Today’s verse indicates that perhaps we should be awestruck by God His majesty and power. Are you? It also says to “fear Him” and this is not in the sense of being frightened but fear as in respect. 

Maybe you don’t give a passing thought of how awesome God is. Stop for a moment from whatever is you are doing and think of His creation. Next think of his mighty power. There is truly nothing like our God. The church I attend has many worship songs before the sermon begins and many lift their hands in the air in praise to our Almighty God. It is a wonderful thing to truly lift up your arms in praise to the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

If you are not in awe of Him do you want to be? Hopefully your answer is yes. Pause from your busyness and meditate on the goodness, power, and glory of God. Give Him praise just for who He is. He is Great and Greatly to be praised.

PRAYER: Your majesty is awesome Lord. I lift your name on high and love to sing your praises. Wake up those I know who have not experienced this type of freedom to truly worship you for who you are. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Death Where Is Your Sting?


Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die;  and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?” John 11:25-26

As I sat in my local Subaru dealer service waiting area, I noticed a picture up on the glass on the cashier cage, of a young man who worked there whose memorial service was that very day. Come to find out he was only 21 and apparently died in an accident. Very tragic. So young. Leaves behind shocked co workers and heart broken parents and family. 

Death is something all of us will face. There is no escape. No one knows how, when , where, or why but no one lives forever although many wish they could. Death is part of life. The thing is, you need to prepare for death and not dread it. For one,  make sure you have asked Jesus into your heart so when you take your final breath you don’t await a terrifying fate for eternity. Heaven and hell are real my friend. 

Grief is normal and makes us ponder eternity. In grief, think of the person you are grieving for and do what you can to help those left behind. The person who died, if a believer, is walking with Jesus free from all the junk here on Earth. Is your name written in the Lamb’s book of life? 

PRAYER: Lord Jesus I pray you will use me to lead others to you. I pray for those I know who are confused about heaven and hell to not let the enemy trick them or get mad at God for the death of a loved one. In Jesus’ name. Amen. 

In memory of Danny Storch, Subaru technician, Huntsville, AL.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Friendship With The World

You adulterous people, don't you know that friendship with the world means enmity against God? Therefore, anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God. James 4:4

What do I mean when I say “friends of the world”? Basically putting the things of this world and its culture before the things of God. Getting sucked into the world’s way of thinking which has increasingly become more anti Christian. It is a cunning subtle trick of the enemy to deceive you into accepting wrong ideas, thinking, and to develop a harsh cold attitude. You can slowly slip into it if not careful. 

How do you combat this? Find a growing church first and foremost. You can’t expect to be a Lone Ranger when it comes to dealing with spiritual warfare. We need each other and you need corporate worship. Next you need to decide and purpose in your heart you will make daily quiet time a priority. This could be as simple as keeping the morning news and talk shows off and putting Christian music on and reading Psalms. The morning news seeks to make you a friend of the world’s way of thinking so don’t saturate your mind with it. 

The more you read and meditate on God’s word the Bible the easier it will be to recognize evil and tricks of the enemy. You can’t expect to grow strong in the Lord just by being a church member or getting baptized as a baby. You need Jesus 24/7. Let Him in today. Ask Him to steer you away from the world’s ways and to help you recognize wrong. 

PRAYER: This world has many hooks to entice even believers into falling into pits and losing site of Jesus. Help me learn to be in the world but not of the world. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Don’t Be A Blabber Mouth


Sin is not ended by multiplying words, but the prudent hold their tongues.Proverbs 10:19

People who talk too much without checking the facts bring ruination to many things in life. The Navy says ‘Loose lips sink ships’ meaning if a sailor speaks about something and the wrong person hears and repeats it much trouble will be in its wake. In my prayer group Moms in Prayer International we have as part of rules of the group ‘What is prayed in the group stays in the group’, period. No repeating it or discussing it with others. 

You might be in an office environment where your co workers engage in water cooler gossip or around the lunch room table. Don’t slip and fall into the trap of joining in. Get away and do something else. Even in other environments such as barber or beauty shops this bad habit can catch fire. 

Be careful what you say and who you say it to. Not everyone needs to know your business or the business of your extended family. Be one who a confidence can be kept secure with and the kind of person people entrust with the little issues in their life. Don’t pass on things on social media as they might not be true, edifying or more important necessary. Start today to be a person of verbal integrity that others can trust with their secrets.

PRAYER:It is so easy to fall into the trap of talking to much and to too many especially with social media at my finger tips. Help me be a person others trust with their private information and prayers. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Just Do It Already, Ok?

He says, "Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth." Psalm 46:10
Does anyone else have trouble with waiting on God? You can’t be the Holy Spirit for someone but many of us try. Sometimes a nudge or suggestion does more harm than good. 
I know God hears and answers prayers in His time and His way. We just have to trust and give our anxiety or desire to intervene to God. Satan will tempt you with an impatient spirit so don’t cave in and blow it.

What break through are you trusting God for? Do you believe He is working? Then let Him in His way and stay out of it. Your business is to simply pray.

PRAYER: Your ways are higher than my ways and your thoughts higher than my thoughts. I know you care about me and you have a plan. Give me the ability to be still and let you work. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Do Your Best And Trust God For The Rest


Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6
Pastor Paul Daugherty of Victory Christian in Tulsa said you can’t drag your children to the cross. You train them right and leave the rest to God. How many parents of adult children reading this may identify with struggles wondering why your children no longer seem to have the same fire in their belly they once did. It is heart breaking but certainly Pastor Daugherty statement stands true.

You pray, believe, trust God and keep silent. Hard,  yes indeed,  but the Holy Spirit has this so let it be. As hard as it is don’t try to run this show on your own. Let it go. Keep praying. Above all do keep your mouth tightly closed.

Cry out to God as He cares and He hears you. Tell Satan to get his lousy stinking hands off your children’s life and pray continuously for Jesus to be alive in their hearts again on a consistent basis. Basically to fall back in love with Him.

PRAYER: There are so many people who feel they can live life without God or Jesus. The enemy may have captivated them or lied to them to get them off the course they were once actively pursuing. If you know people like this keep lifting them up in prayer. Pray God opens their eyes again to His truth. In Jesus’ name. Amen.