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

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Don’t Be A Fool!

-"Do not be quickly provoked in your spirit, for anger resides in the lap of fools."(Ecclesiastes 7:9)

Satan is having a hay day with the United States of America and does what he does best and that is try to divide, confuse, anger, and destroy. Many buy right into his schemes. I promise to not get quote unquote ‘political’ but I think everyone knows what I am referring to. 

If you can read today’s verse over and make sure you are not falling into the trap of being called a fool. No matter if it is about politics or with things in general. Anger is Satan’s tool not a believers. Sure we get righteously upset over lies, corruption, deception, ugliness, rudeness, unprofessional conduct, and outright blindness to what is obvious to many followers of Christ but you as a follower need to always pray. Pray that you yourself are not led astray. 

If you feel like ranting on social media take a breath and stop and instead maybe post a scripture or something about love. Try to be loving not hateful and divisive. Pray for those who are being fooled some of which may be fairly close to you. Don’t argue, let the Holy Spirit work. 

PRAYER: Father God I love my freedom here in the United States of America. I pray for those people trying to transform America into something not envisioned by our Founders. I pray for those leaders who have such hatred in their hearts to come to know you as their savior and experience the transforming love of Christ. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Note: Get involved for 24-7 prayer for our country and its’ leaders and the President with the 24 Hour Call to the Wall by dialing 712-770-4340 and enter access code 543555# and *6 to mute. Or check out their Facebook page 24/7National Strategic Prayer Call. 

Monday, February 24, 2020

Are There Cracks In Your Foundation?

"Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them, may be compared to a wise man who built his house on the rock.” Matthew 7:24

When you build a house or any type of structure you want to insure you have a good solid foundation one built on good solid soil, not on shifting sand or a swamp. Similarly in the Christian life you should be on a rock solid foundation making sure there are no cracks that could make you cave in to the world and cultures ways. 

You need to shore up your spiritual foundation by daily quiet time and less world time. The battles we fight in this world are spiritual in nature against dark forces not mere men and women. If you do not have a firm strong solid foundation and trust God to see you through and realize He is in control no matter what, then you could crack and succumb to a cultural pressure foundation. Don’t let it happen friend. 

Take heart my friend, you are to be in this world but not of this world. You are a city set on a hill so make it your daily mission to shine your light for the kingdom of Christ. Turn off confusing voices such as what you see on the nightly news and even junk on the internet. You become like what you spend the most time with so make it your aim to shoot for the Most High and discipline yourself to godliness. 

PRAYER: This world is not my home and I need daily strength to keep running the race to win. Give me self control to stay away from junk I don’t need to take into my heart and mind. Help me light up the world around me for Jesus. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Blame Game Not A Game Show

“Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye. Matthew 7:3-5(NIV) #Biblegateway 

Why is it ever since Adam and Eve sinning in the Garden Of Eden people have been blaming each other for things particularly spouses. I jokingly call it the ‘Adam syndrome’ as Adam said to God when asked if he ate the fruit, “The woman you gave me gave it to me and I ate” and thus the blaming commences.

Someone is always responsible but arguing about it and trying to prove your side does only one thing and that is cause a gigantic rift and hurt as well as built up bitterness and resentment. Husbands are to love their wives and be gentle to them as the weaker sex. Whether it is blaming spouses or someone else say at your workplace it has to stop. 

If you have been blamed first stop and forgive the person even if they don’t ask you to. Next stay peaceful and pray. Prayer is always the first thing to do before opening your mouth and wishing you had not. Give all issues to the Lord and let Him be in the middle. Everything will work out. 

PRAYER: Lord Jesus forgive me if I have ever lashed out at anyone in accusing them of something. I ask you to help me look within myself and help fix anything that is broken that could create tension in relationships. Guard my heart and my mouth. In Jesus’ name. Amen.