Monday, April 12, 2021
Praise be to God, who has not rejected my prayer or withheld his love from me! Psalm 66:20
I realized the other day I was long overdue for a Day Alone With God(DAWG Day) and was pondering where to go where it would be quiet and safe somewhere in my community. Each and every day you should want and desire time alone with God in your home as well. Sometimes though you may wake up and just don't feel like it, It is essential to push through those feelings.
If you want to 'commune' or talk with God but just don't know what to say or are not feeling much like prayer at the time just say the Lord's Prayer which practically everyone memorizes at some point in life. You can also use the ACTS formula which is Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, and Supplication. let Him hear your heart, your joys, your aches and pains of your heart.
When praying ask God to deliver you from Satan's clutches and interference in your life because when you get lethargic it is the enemy trying to get you to not pray as he knows the power of prayer. Just say thank you Lord for your protection, for your gifts to me, for freedom, and just continue. Help me to be silent when necessary and let you work. In prayer pastor Creflo Dollar says you can either magnify God or magnify your problem. Which do you choose to do?
PRAYER: Lord I love you and praise your name. I thank you for all the blessings you have given me that sometimes I do not even say thanks.I know you are working in my life and working things out. I choose to ignore Satan's attacks to try to get me to stop praying. I choose to press on. In Jesus' name. Amen.
Sunday, April 11, 2021
Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us.1 Peter 2:12Recently I had to have my car in the auto glass replacement shop not once but twice and smile like I do, I understood God was still in the details.What do you do when your schedule gets messed up? During Covid there were not too many schedules but now as life kicks back into gear you may wrestle with certain issues as you readjust to a ‘normal’ life.My choice in this matter was to stay cool especially since I have vanity tags with a Bible verse. Next others in the waiting room can witness a calm individual and not one with anger. Thirdly this too shall pass. Your choice when things go haywire but know God can help you in everything.PRAYER: Help me Lord on days when all my best laid plans get tossed due to unforeseen circumstances. I rejoice because all things will work together for good I know that. Use me as a beacon of hope in trying times. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Saturday, April 10, 2021
Friday, April 9, 2021
He said: “Listen, King Jehoshaphat and all who live in Judah and Jerusalem! This is what the Lord says to you: ‘Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s. 2 Chronicles 20:15
Fear has gripped many believers since early November. Things were coasting along pretty smoothly then the election fiasco and cancel culture stepped in to upset the apple cart of truth and the enemy reared his ugly head dividing families and friends as he has been doing for over four years.
This is a battle for sure. When people are convinced a narrative is true since the social media and news media cancelled ‘the real truth’ then all you can do is know God is in this and trust Him for the outcome. The outcome includes repairing breeches in friendship that occurred over ‘politics’.
No relationship is worth ruining over things you heard over social media or the news and convincing yourself you are right. Spiritual warfare is rampant and believers have to stand firm buckling that belt of truth around them and press on to engage Satan and his demon forces. Don’t allow what comes from the mouths of mere men or your hatred of a political figure to cause division with those you love. Allow the Holy Spirit to work and allow God to do the repairing of hearts and minds. Your job is to simply love, be still, pray, turn off the news, keep off social media and if you rant do it only for kingdom purposes.
PRAYER: Oh Father my heart aches over the division caused by the enemy that is destroying friendships and tearing apart families. Father ,I lift up those I know to have pure hearts and not confused minds. I pray the real truth to be revealed and your will be done. Keep me calm in my communications and help me live to love. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Thursday, April 8, 2021
You intended to harm me, but God intended it all for good. He brought me to this position so I could save the lives of many people. Genesis 50:20
Americans are pretty much creatures who seem to feel compelled to move, achieve, keep going, stay busy. Does anyone know how to not schedule their entire calendar and create down times?
During this awful mandatory shut in time known as Covid 19 social calendars got upset. At first it was a blessing in disguise to have to do life in a totally new way then it got old real fast. Westerners just can’t take not staying busy but stillness is good so if nothing else you had to be still and chill whether you wanted to or not.
My prayer is that you have learned from this very strange time in our history. There was heartbreak, political unrest, high emotions, family separation, confusion, fear but the one thing this is leading to is an awakening and revival. Are you able to fully trust God has his hand on ALL of this waiting in anticipation for what awaits us in 2021?
PRAYER: Oh lord my heart is overwhelmed by your goodness. Use me in these confusing times to be your beacon of hope and not fear and an encourager instead of a nay sayer. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Wednesday, April 7, 2021
I am an old fashioned traditional female who likes being treated as such. Doors open, seated first, help with luggage in overhead on plane, being called ma’am but somewhere starting in the 60’s or maybe even sooner women felt they wanted more. Many men even shy away from treating ladies in traditional way as some resent it if they are feminists or high and mighty in the corporate world once dominated by males.Our modern world ruled by Satan has tried to mess up the sexes. Many have bought into the lies fueled by the liberal government and news media. God had a master design for a reason and appointed men as head for a distinct purpose. Because of our messed up culture many females are trying to climb the corporate ladder at the expense of family. This doesn’t mean women are stupid and unable to achieve the status of a man but I feel that was not God’s design. Yet here we are in the battle of the sexes which now includes multiple genders and lifestyles. Fractured families and marriages as a result and men beginning to feel less than men.
This devotion is not meant to anger and separate as that is the enemies job but it is to make you think what you can do to fit into God’s perfect plan for humanity. It is time to speak up against a society that is confused. Some have been to indoctrinated by the culture and by college so may not understand. Time now for a lifestyle change making God and His word first and realize he made things perfect and mankind messed it up trying to kick Him off the throne.
PRAYER: Father I thank you for your perfect creation that the devil tries to destroy daily. Remove any clutter from my thoughts causing me to believe lies of the enemy, in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Sin Not A Popular Subject In Modern Culture
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. John 10:10NIV, Bible GatewayOur world today has gone crazy when the government starts to pass immoral laws. The modern culture has accepted it and anyone speaking against it is ‘cancelled’ and discredited sometimes their character condemned.Know this. God is God and He is on the throne. Everyone has sinned but some sins hold greater consequences for the person and those in their lives. Satan is behind this because he is out to destroy God’s creation, you and me.Sure all have sinned and you who are without sin throw the first rock but stand strong and stay in the word. You need to be friends with others who are different from you as you can be used for healing and restoration. Love your ‘neighbor’ as yourself even if they condemn your faith. Be kind. Pray for them. Keep running the race to win and trust God.PRAYER: Everyone has sinned Lord but lately the sins affect the body your creation, male and female. Bring the Holy Spirit to touch and convict the lies of the enemy. In Jesus’ name. Amen.#BiblegatewaybloggerClick link for powerful worship song: https://youtu.be/BY6VAy9y_iQ