Thursday, September 21, 2017

NO LACK

9-21-2017. . . .NO LACK!

"Be delighted with the Lord. Then he will give you all your heart's desires.  Commit everything you do to the Lord. Trust him to help you do it, and he will." (Ps 37:4-6 TLB) 

Being properly aligned with the Lord positions us to receive anything and everything in accordance with His will.  We shall not and will not lack any good thing.

PRAYER: Lord, help us to stay always in alignment with you.  Fill our heart's desire with the goodness and fruit of your will.   Amen.

Ps 34:10. . . . Even strong young lions sometimes go hungry, but those of us who reverence the Lord will never lack any good thing. TLB

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

DON'T MISS TODAY'S APPOINTMENT!

9-20-2017. . . .DON'T MISS TODAY'S APPOINTMENT!

"You were there while I was being formed in utter seclusion!  You saw me before I was born and scheduled each day of my life before I began to breathe. Every day was recorded in your book!" (Ps 139:15-16 TLB)  

God has us on His schedule today, but the question becomes, do we have God on ours?  If not, we should, because God had something very specific in mind for us when He put us on His schedule.  We must never allow our agendas to take precedence over His.  Don't miss today's appointment!

PRAYER:  Lord, thank you for scheduling every day of our lives.  Help us to be in sync with your plans and purpose.  Amen!

Ps 25:8-10. . . .The Lord is good and glad to teach the proper path to all who go astray;  he will teach the ways that are right and best to those who humbly turn to him.  And when we obey him, every path he guides us on is fragrant with his loving-kindness and his truth. TLB

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

THE PERFECTING PROCESS!

9-19-2017. . . .THE PERFECTING PROCESS!

"Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,  To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen." (Jude 24-25 KJV)  

Our failures are not final or fatal because the perfecting process will continue on to completion!  With great joy, Jesus our Savior, will Himself present the finished work to the Father at the appointed time.

PRAYER: Lord, thank you for your commitment to our perfecting process!  We look forward to being the finished work you present to the Father at the appointed time.  Amen!

Phil 1:5-6. . . . And I am sure that God who began the good work within you will keep right on helping you grow in his grace until his task within you is finally finished on that day when Jesus Christ returns. TLB

Friday, September 15, 2017

THE BEST WAY ANYWAY!

9-15-2017. . . .THE BEST WAY ANYWAY!

"You are my hiding place from every storm of life; you even keep me from getting into trouble! You surround me with songs of victory.  I will instruct you (says the Lord) and guide you along the best pathway for your life; I will advise you and watch your progress.  Don't be like a senseless horse or mule that has to have a bit in its mouth to keep it in line!"   ( Ps 32:7-9 TLB) 

Our free will is not a license to do whatever we want to do.  Rather, we are free to choose God's will and plan for our lives without having to be forced to do so.  His way is the best way anyway!

PRAYER: Lord, thank you for instructing and guiding us along the best pathways of life.  Thank you for keeping your eyes on us and watching our progress.  May our lives always be pleasing in your sight.  Amen!

Col 1:9-10. . . . So ever since we first heard about you we have kept on praying and asking God to help you understand what he wants you to do; asking him to make you wise about spiritual things;  and asking that the way you live will always please the Lord and honor him, so that you will always be doing good, kind things for others, while all the time you are learning to know God better and better. TLB

Thursday, September 14, 2017

OUR ADVANTAGE!

9-14-2017. . . .OUR ADVANTAGE!

"Oh, how I love your law!  I meditate on it all day long.  Your commands make me wiser than my enemies, for they are ever with me." (Ps 119:97-98 NIV)  

As believers, we will always encounter enemies (haters, perpetrators, impersonators) along our path to glory.  The one advantage we have that makes us wiser than any foe, is His word.  His word is our light and guide.  When we follow it, we always have a clear advantage and end up in Victory lane!

Prayer: Lord, thank you for your word that gives us an advantage over all our enemies.  Thank you, thank you, thank you!  Amen.

 Ps 18:2-3. . . .The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.  I call to the LORD, who is worthy of praise, and I am saved from my enemies. (NIV)

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

PUT UP OR SHUT UP!

9-13-2017. . . .PUT UP OR SHUT UP!

"Work brings profit; talk brings poverty!" (Prov 14:23 TLB)  

What one says one will do matters little.  It's what one does that counts!  Put up or shut up!

Prayer: Lord, help us to be doers and not talkers!  Amen!

Prov 21:25. . . .The lazy man longs for many things, but his hands refuse to work. He is greedy to get, while the godly love to give! TLB

Thursday, August 24, 2017

PERFECT HEARTS WILLING MINDS!

8-24-2017. . . .PERFECT HEARTS WILLING MINDS!

King David wisely advised his son, Solomon, to . . . "know thou the God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind: for the LORD searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts. . . (1 Chron 28:9KJV) 

We would do well to follow the same wise advice. Whatever is in our hearts and minds is not hidden from God. Spoken or unspoken, He knows it all. Let us examine our hearts and purify our minds today and serve God with perfect hearts and willing minds!

Prayer: Lord, you search me and know me. There is nothing within me that is hidden from you. May your search of my heart and mind yield only that which is pleasing unto you! Amen!

Ps 139:23-24. . . . Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts:
And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. KJV