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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.

Thursday, July 18, 2024

A Stitch In Time Saves Nine


Be kind and compassionate to one another,forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.Ephesians 4:32NIV Bible Gateway

This saying is for sewing but could also mean a baby step here and there in getting closer to restoring a fractured relationship.

Every little thing you can do or ask God to help with to help you get healed from a relationship that has gone bad or to be able to know how to deal with a person who has ‘shelved’ you hopefully only temporarily will help. Little baby steps I call them. 

Don’t try to control things but pray and back off and trust God is mending things one stitch at a time behind the scenes. Don’t continue to stoke emotional fires when it is only going to be Holy Spirit intervention that helps mend things. Kind words are like stitches to help mend things. Continue to practice kindness and gentleness. 

PRAYER: Lord I need you each day to guide my thinking and my actions. Help me stay calm in the face of adversity and let your light shine through me. In Jesus’ name. Amen. 

Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Are You A Slave To Fear?

 

For you did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear. Instead, you received the Spirit of adoption, by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father!”Romans 8:15 CSB Bible Gateway

What are you scared of? What gives you sleepless nights, anxiety, undue concern? Did you know all the worrying in the world will not solve problems but creates more for you? It is necessary to learn to totally let go of things you try to control that bring stress. 

Don’t let fear become your master but learn to master it. Fear keeps you in bondage similar to a prisoner in chains. When you can’t let go of it you are dependent upon it thus allowing Satan to be your Master not God. 

It is your choice. Choose fear or choose peace and the joy of the Lord. 

PRAYER: Lord I thank you for your love, peace, joy and how you surround me daily with peace if I only choose to walk in it. In Jesus’ name. Amen. 

Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Are You Keeping A Record Of Wrongs?

 


It (Love) does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.1 Corinthians 13:5

Is there a person or persons in your life you are keeping a list of wrongs they have committed? How do you expect to obtain true peace and forgiveness while harboring ill will and wrong thinking towards another individual?

Jesus does not keep a running list of wrongs but says “go and sin no more” so if the Savior can do that why can’t you? What do you hope to gain by hanging on to hurts in your past? 

Do you know who the real winner is? Satan. Yes the sinister enemy of our souls. The great trickster, divider, deceiver, the one who comes to steal, kill, and to destroy. (John 10:10). Go and seek peace and continue to chase after Jesus. 

PRAYER: Lord you are beautiful your face is all I seek. My heart aches for people to include myself who have trouble letting go of hurts. Help me not make a list but instead to let it go. In Jesus’ name. Amen. 

Monday, July 15, 2024

The Thief

 


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 10:10 NIV Bible Gateway 

In the book of John in today’s verse it mentions the ‘thief’ meaning Satan. He is a destroyer of families, marriages, truth, and relationships. He destroys good things and godly things. He sets family members against each other. The thing is you have to recognize it as being from your enemy Satan and not a personal attack. 

Today it seems as though tensions are flaring and the world or at least here in the US seems to be in a war or good versus evil, right versus wrong, truth versus lies. Only the Holy Spirit can speak to a person’s heart to set them free. It does no good to try to bring peace without God in the center of it. 

Are you actively pursuing a relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ? If not why not? Search your heart and ask yourself what is keeping you from running hard after God. This carnal works certainly has nothing to offer. My friend Jesus is the way, the truth, the Life and He is waiting for you to be all in. Do it today! 

PRAYER: Father I hate Satan and hate how he blinds people I know and love to the truth. I ask Lord that you expose the lies of the enemy to those I love so much. In Jesus’ name. Amen. 

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Sunday, July 14, 2024

How Are Your Roots?

 


That according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith – that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.Ephesians 3:16-19

Most everyone knows to have a healthy plant, bush, or tree the root system needs to be good. No rot, disease, varmints or insects eating away at it. 

The same applies for a follower of Christ. Are your roots weak and barely able to get you the nourishment you need or are you intentionally feeding your spirit daily by praying, reading God’s word, listening to Christian radio, reading devotions and so forth. 

If you say you are a follower of Christ then you have to be rooted and grounded in Him to thrive and go on each day armed for spiritual warfare. Don’t be a wilted weak believer go get strong right now. 

PRAYER: I need you Lord each and every day. I need to focus on you and not earthly issues. Pour your spirit out on me now. In Jesus’ name. Amen. 

Saturday, July 13, 2024

Got Joy?

 


Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters,whenever you face trials of many kinds,because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. James 1:2-3 NIV Bible Gateway

Ponder this verse for a moment. Consider it ALL joy, really? You mean when things are not going as expected I need to conjure up joy somehow?

It is true that adversity in life will tend to build your spiritual muscles. There is hope. What is it you have been wrestling in prayer with? Have you stopped to think of the many blessings in your life because I imagine you can list quite a few. 

Keep praying for whatever or whomever you have a burden for but don’t let it overwhelm you and trust God is working it out according to His perfect will. Don’t quit.  

PRAYER: Lord I first want to say thank you for friends who are there when I need to talk or pray. I know all things will be okay. In Jesus’ name. Amen. 

Friday, July 12, 2024

Do You Need God?

Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always.1 Chronicles 16:11

How did you answer the question which is my title? Do you feel you are just fine in your day to day existing without God and Holy Spirit to guide you?
Would you like to have a quiet time in morning but don’t know where to begin? Maybe you think you aren’t doing it right. There is not a right or wrong way.
The thief, Satan, loves complacent believers and doubters as if he can get you to a point of just existing and breathing the air then half the battle is won. Cry out to God my friend not social media. Give it a try.
PRAYER: Today Lord many things in this world are designed by the Prince of darkness to make me fall into a pit. Help me as I seek your face and also help me find a person to bless. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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