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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.

Friday, March 23, 2018

What Are You Seeking After?

"If you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God." Colossians 3:1
Many people answering the above question would say fame, fortune, a promotion, a home in a gated community, a fancy car, and things like that. When speaking of ‘seeking’ in the Christian sense I refer to seeking after the Lord. Is Jesus part of the equation in your everyday life?

It saddens me so much to see how many people are wandering and looking for purpose in life or look at God as a cosmic being and think maybe those of us who seek Him are a little fanatical. Guilty as charged. Satan will make people think crazy stuff to keep them away from God.

Do you want to seek God or are the enticements of the world dragging you away? Maybe you say you believe in God but it ends there. Why? The further you drag yourself into other activities the easier it is to leave God on the shelf. Today pick up your Bible and start reading the Psalms. Try to start my making Sunday truly a day set aside to honor Him. Find a dynamic church preaching the word and then go from there.

PRAYER: Father I lift up people whose hearts are cold or far from you. I lift up others who maybe have not found a church home and need one. I ask you to keep me seeking you with my whole heart and never let me put other things before you. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Gentiles Eat Pork Chops

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us. Ephesians 3:20

Yesterday my title was a cute saying for the acronym ‘GEPC’ for a nifty way to remember the order of four books of the Bible containing oodles of direction for your life. The books are Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, and Colossians. Today I highlighted a verse from Ephesians which I have used many times to help share hope. 

These four books written by the apostle Paul tell who the real Jesus is not a condemning mad one preached by many churches. Not an unapproachable one as many think. Not an ultra religious person or life that sounds boring to many. 

We all NEED Jesus not just at Easter and Christmas and we need him every single day. Satan has tricked and lied to many and is keeping people from living a full abundant life because of thinking they don’t like or need church. It is more than church my friend. Read these four short books and see for yourself. 

PRAYER: I hate Satan and how he has deceived people and drawn them away from Jesus who used to be their first love. I pray for blinders to be lifted off the eyes of many who once loved and had a passion for you and opened for the first time by many who never walked with you. In Jesus’ name. Amen. 

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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

General Electric Power Company(GEPC)

I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. Galatians 2:20

Four of my favorite books in the entire Bible found in the New Testament are Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, and Colossians(GEPC). If you want to get a ton of advice and wisdom and a few scriptures for your memory bank sit down and read them! You can do a book a day as they are short.

The verse highlighted today talks about being crucified with Christ or in other words to die to your self or your own desires. Put Christ first.

I challenge you to take a week and do a study on these four books. There are no begats, genealogy lineage, or stuff to confuse you. No theological degree required. Just simple truths on how to live life. Go for it! 

PRAYER: Thank you for your word, the Bible, which is how you communicate with people who believe in you. I will not allow the enemy to keep me from soaking in its’ truths. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

The Hand🤚

"I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me. Galatians 2:20
Easter brings thoughts of warmer weather, bunnies, flowers, eggs but the real reason for this season is often forgotten and overlooked similar to Christmas. Well meaning parents hold Easter egg hunts, buy brand new outfits for church, and do the the secular Easter but where is Jesus? Easter is about an innocent man, 1 cross, and 3 nails and a horrible death by crucifixion. And of course coming back to life after three days dead in a sealed tomb. 
Recently when I injured my left hand I looked up the anatomy of the human hand online and was flabbergasted by just how intricate it is. God is truly amazing in His  human creation and all of creation. I think of the minor pain I endured compared to that of my savior Jesus Christ who literally was born to die so that we sinners might have life. Spikes were driven through his hands and feet as he hung there between two thieves just waiting to die.  People worry about dying today but imagine if you knew crucifixion was your fate.

As we approach Easter Sunday stop and think what this day means. Maybe hide eggs with a scripture verse or two sprinkled in. Teach the next generation about Jesus not about bunny rabbits. Remember He died so all of us, good or bad, could live.

PRAYER: Lord I thank you for loving me even when I don’t deserve it and for forgiving my sins past, present, and future. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
 Click link for a powerful song of worship:https://youtu.be/ZvB-SfVRzOg

Monday, March 19, 2018


See, I am doing a new thing, Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?I am making a way in the wilderness  and streams in the wasteland. Isaiah 43:19
Often when your mobile device, tablet, or laptop mess up it is necessary to turn it off and back on again to somehow miraculously make things better. The terminology used in the tech world is to reboot. Sometimes in life you may need a reboot or restart of sorts as well.

The enemy, Satan, is a master of making you feel all hope is loss or you may as well give up. After all he is the great destroyer and likes nothing more than to mess with your mind. That is why it is necessary to fix your mind on “things above” as it says in Philippians 4:8. Everyone has messed up or failed at one time or another but you pick yourself back up, restart and get moving again! Keep thriving and keep striving. 

No matter where you are today please stay positive and hopeful. Get around people who lift you up not tear you down. Pray for those who have hurt you or said ugly things. And above all never lose hope for new tomorrows. God has great things in store!

PRAYER: There are times in life I have needed a reboot of sorts. It might be in an exceptionally sad time after a loss of some sort or I just can’t seem to get things going. You are there Lord and there is always hope for tomorrow.  In Jesus’ name. Amen.

NOTE: On this day back in 1975 I rededicated my life to Christ along with my sister at The Living Word Christian Center in Charleston, WVA.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

You Know Me!

I love those who love me, and those who seek me diligently find me. Proverbs 8:17

Recently when I went to a favorite place to get coffee the girl at the counter said “Well I haven’t seen you in awhile” in a happy tone of voice. It made me feel sort of special to be missed and was good customer service on her part. I am still smiling. 

In the 1946 classic movie “It’s A Wonderful Life” the late Jimmy Stewart’s character George Bailey, when given his life back by God after enduring a time when he was not born, he was so excited that the first person he saw was a policeman named Bert and Stewart’s character said “Bert you know me!” He was excited to be back and have friends who knew and loved him so nothing else mattered even the threat of jail time. (See the movie if you have not).

God knows you. Do you know Him? Do you want to know Him? He is the best friend you will ever have. He loves you warts and all, no conditions. That is how love is supposed to be. The beauty of having friends and people who know you is wonderful. Imagine how if you acknowledge God daily that you love him and want to spend daily time with Him how He feels. He will proclaim “you know me”!

PRAYER: Oh Lord Jesus how I love you and long to spend time with you. Sometimes I mess up and just leave you waiting while everything else gets in the way. Forgive me Lord. I want to truly put you first and stop saying it. I pray for those close to me to likewise want to know you better. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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Saturday, March 17, 2018

Jesus Madness!

At night my soul longs for You, Indeed, my spirit within me seeks You diligently; For when the earth experiences Your judgments The inhabitants of the world learn righteousness. Isaiah 26:9

One of the definitions of the word mad is “very enthusiastic about someone or something” as in the month of March with NCAA Men’s Basketball. Great to be crazy over basketball but are you mad about Jesus with the same measure of enthusiasm?

When you are “mad” about something you are super excited and want nothing more than to do a certain activity or hang out with certain people you adore. The same should be true for loving Jesus yet even many well meaning believers don’t ‘get it’ and sermon after sermon about spending time do not register. The Holy Spirit has to bring conviction. Seemingly that one hour on Sunday is sufficient. How much time do you spend doing other things? 

Don’t know where or how to begin? Get a Bible and start in Psalms in the Old Testament. Next start on the book of John in New Testament. Before you know it you start a daily habit that makes you different inside and out. 

PRAYER: Lord Jesus I love you and am ashamed of myself when I start my day flipping on news or something else before giving you any time. I pray for those who struggle with this to be able to make you a TRUE priority. In Jesus’ name. Amen.