Wednesday, February 22, 2017

DON'T PERPETRATE!

2-22-2017. . . .DON'T PERPETRATE!

"For whatever God says to us is full of living power: it is sharper than the sharpest dagger, cutting swift and deep into our innermost thoughts and desires with all their parts, exposing us for what we really are. He knows about everyone, everywhere. Everything about us is bare and wide open to the all-seeing eyes of our living God; nothing can be hidden from him to whom we must explain all that we have done."  (Heb 4:12-13 TLB)

Abraham Lincoln said, "You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time."  While that may be true of people it is not true of God.  We cannot fool God any of the time, so why try!  He knows all and sees all.  His word penetrates and permeates our entire being revealing every hidden detail and motive.   Just the thought of that should increase our gratefulness and appreciation of His grace and mercy.

PRAYER: Lord, thank you for your word and for your grace and mercy!  You know us inside out and yet love us.  Help us to always be open and honest with you and ourselves.  Amen! 

 Lam 3:21-23. . . .This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope.  It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.  They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.  KJV




Tuesday, February 21, 2017

RELEASE THE POWER!

2-21-2017. . . .RELEASE THE POWER! 

"For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it."   ( Heb 4:2 KJV)

The power of God's word is irrefutable and undeniable.  Yet, that power is rendered powerless if we don't have the faith to believe it!  Have Faith and release the power of God's word to do and accomplish all it was sent forth to do in your life!

PRAYER: Lord, thank you for your word that is quick, powerful, and able to accomplish all that you sent it to accomplish.  Helps to never render your word powerless through a lack of faith or unbelief.  Amen.

Isa 55:10-12. . . . so also is my Word. I send it out, and it always produces fruit. It shall accomplish all I want it to and prosper everywhere I send it.  TLB

Thursday, February 16, 2017

STRENGTHEN THE MIND!

2-16-2017. . . .STRENGTHEN THE MIND!

"I, Wisdom, give good advice and common sense. Because of my strength, kings reign in power, and rulers make just laws. (Prov 8:14 TLB) 

Strength of body is good but strength of mind is better!  Wisdom is the mind's key source of strength yielding guidance and wise decision making power.  Strengthen the mind through wisdom and experience real life-changing power!

Prayer: Lord, give us wisdom that strengthens our minds and enables us to experience real decision making power that brings benefit to all.  Amen.

 Prov 24:5-6. . . . A wise man is mightier than a strong man. Wisdom is mightier than strength.  Don't go to war without wise guidance; there is safety in many counselors. 

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

OWN IT!

2-15-2017. . . .OWN IT!  

"I knew you before you were formed within your mother's womb; before you were born I sanctified you and appointed you as my spokesman to the world." (Jer 1:5 TLB)
  

Who we are and our purpose began and was set in the mind of God long before we ever arrived on the planet!  We are already who God purposed us to be.  It's time for us to believe it, OWN IT, and without fear, reveal ourselves to the world!

 PRAYER: Lord, thank you for creating us and putting purpose within us!  Guide us as we without fear, reveal ourselves to the world.  Amen!

Matt 5:14-15. . . . You are the world's light-a city on a hill, glowing in the night for all to see.  Don't hide your light! Let it shine for all; let your good deeds glow for all to see, so that they will praise your heavenly Father.  TLB

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

LOVE WITHOUT LIMITS!

2-14-2017. . . .LOVE WITHOUT LIMITS!

"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."  (John 15:13 KJV)  

Real love knows no limits!  To love with no limits takes vulnerability, not gullibility!   Love is no one's door mat, but everyone's doorway into life and happiness!  Love without limits!

PRAYER: Lord, thank you for loving us without limits!  Keep loving us into life and happiness.  Amen!

Eph 3:17-18. . . . And I pray that Christ will be more and more at home in your hearts, living within you as you trust in him. May your roots go down deep into the soil of God's marvelous love;  and may you be able to feel and understand, as all God's children should, how long, how wide, how deep, and how high his love really is; and to experience this love for yourselves, though it is so great that you will never see the end of it or fully know or understand it.  TLB

Friday, February 10, 2017

GROWING AND FLOURISHING!

2-10-2017. . . .GROWING AND FLOURISHING! 

“But the godly shall flourish like palm trees and grow tall as the cedars of Lebanon. For they are transplanted into the Lord's own garden and are under his personal care.” (Ps 92:11-14 TLB)  Have you seen it….can you feel it? It’s happening! You are growing and flourishing because of where you are planted. The brief moments of uneasiness we sometimes experience in life are simply God pruning and caring for those planted in His garden!

Prayer: Lord, thank you for being our caretaker. We are growing and flourishing daily because we are planted in your very own garden. Thank you! Amen.

Isa 61:3. . . .To all who mourn in Israel he will give: beauty for ashes; joy instead of mourning; praise instead of heaviness. For God has planted them like strong and graceful oaks for his own glory. TLB

GROWING AND FLOURISHING!

2-17-2017. . . .GROWING AND FLOURISHING! 

“But the godly shall flourish like palm trees and grow tall as the cedars of Lebanon. For they are transplanted into the Lord's own garden and are under his personal care.” (Ps 92:11-14 TLB)  Have you seen it….can you feel it? It’s happening! You are growing and flourishing because of where you are planted. The brief moments of uneasiness we sometimes experience in life are simply God pruning and caring for those planted in His garden!

Prayer: Lord, thank you for being our caretaker. We are growing and flourishing daily because we are planted in your very own garden. Thank you! Amen.

Isa 61:3. . . .To all who mourn in Israel he will give: beauty for ashes; joy instead of mourning; praise instead of heaviness. For God has planted them like strong and graceful oaks for his own glory. TLB