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Something To Think About…

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Sharing an old Facebook post today. Please share your thoughts in the comments!!

You may not be able to depend on people to stay with you through the storm to comfort and help you in your time of distress. You might even lose some things or suffer damages in the process, however be of good courage. You have prepared in advance for the storm that has come upon you through prayer, fasting, studying the word, and obedience. Now, sit back and relax, knowing God is there to keep you and comfort you with His strength, power, provision, and never ending love!

Deuteronomy 31:6 (KJV)

6 Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.

Deuteronomy 31:8 (KJV)

8 And the Lord, he it is that doth go before thee; he will be with thee, he will not fail thee, neither forsake thee: fear not, neither be dismayed.

Luke 8:23-25(KJV)

23 But as they sailed he fell asleep: and there came down a storm of wind on the lake; and they were filled with water, and were in jeopardy.

24 And they came to him, and awoke him, saying, Master, master, we perish. Then he arose, and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water: and they ceased, and there was a calm.

25 And he said unto them, Where is your faith? And they being afraid wondered, saying one to another, What manner of man is this! for he commandeth even the winds and water, and they obey him.

Mission Minded: Go And Compel Them To Come!!

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Listen to this episode of my podcast, Stepping Stones 123, Mission minded: Go and compel them to come!! https://anchor.fm/devonne/episodes/Mission-minded-Go-and-compel-them-to-come-e24fb1

Mission minded: Go and compel them to come!!

Verse Of The Day

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Jeremiah 1:5 Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.

 

Watch, Pray, and Listen!

In the midst of all that is going on, we the called of Christ, should not panic or fret. Let us get quiet before our King and listen. Let us prepare ourselves that we might be able to come before His presence without fear. Let us show the love of Christ to those round about us in the midst of diverse trials and tribulations.  Let us become more diligent in proclaiming the gospel while there is yet time.

Watch AND pray. All that is happening was already foretold in the Bible. Do not be surprised. Do not be dismayed. Even in death, heaven is our reward. Do not fret as them who have no hope, because our hope is in the Lord!!  Look up in anticipation, because our redemption draws near!

Read AND study.  We are instructed to hide the word in our hearts that we might not sin against God. The Holy Spirit will bring to our remembrance the word that we have digested in our private time as we need it, for our own benefit and to help us witness and assist those around us. We must be more vigilant and missioned minded than ever before if we are to accomplish the great task set before us!

Watch AND listen. Warnings go out across pulpits continuously through the preached Word, but it’s up to us to truly listen and obey God’s instructions.  It’s more than singing in the choir, sitting in the pew, or preaching from the pulpit.  We must obey the Word of God! We must believe what we hear, and do what He instructs.

Hear AND obey. The word will lead and guide your footsteps, so that you will not go astray if you simply follow the instructions. He will personally show you things to come. God reveals things to those who seek Him, so that current events are not a surprise. Get quiet before the Lord.  Pray.  Listen.  God will always provide an answer.  He will always provide a way of escape.  Having a form of godliness is NOT enough in this day and time! Pray without ceasing!! The alarm has sounded long ago, and it is way past time to awake out of sleep. Hear AND obey!!

 

 

A Faithful God

Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good and His mercy endureth forever!  Praise God for His many blessings.   As I look back over my life I see the hand of God working and moving in my life.  Helping me along this life journey to hold on just a little while longer. Pushing me to move on in faith while trusting and believing that somehow, someway a way would be made for me to come out on the other side of my trials and tribulations, inspite of how things looked at that time.

I see God’s hand adding those people and resources necessary for me to reach my goals and fulfill my purpose in life.  I see God’s hand removing those things that would hinder me from staying focused or cause me to stumble on my journey, and I praise Him for his mighty acts.  Although I may not always understand his way and his timing, life experience has taught me that I can trust Him to take me through whatever I might face.

I may struggle for a time, cry out in pain or fear, and ask a simple “why”, but in the end I know it is always best to be still and wait on the Lord to renew my strength.  It is in that time of resting and waiting that I can find peace in His loving arms, and ultimately an answer.  One step at a time, one day at a time, I’m on my way home Lord, and I am so grateful for all you have done and are doing in my life each day to help me move forward!

Words To Stand On…

Proverbs 3:5-6

5 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

Psalm 61:1-2

1 Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer.

2 From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I.

Matthew 11:28

28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

Walk It Out…

Stop and take a moment to meditate on this devotional and more importantly the mighty Word of God. How does this apply to you on today? What are you currently believing God for in your life? What do you need to let go of or stop doing immediately? What do you need to begin doing? Pray and listen. Now step out in faith and go forth in Jesus name!

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The Alarm Is Sounding. Do You Hear?

It’s way past time to wake up! Years ago, I had a dream about a church. The service was going on as usual, and at first glance everything appeared okay. However, upon looking closer I could see that some people had actually fallen asleep (all over the church), and as I continued to watch people slowly began to disappear. No, this had nothing to do with the rapture, but instead the state of some churches.

People are backsliding sitting right in the house of God, and it’s not just the saints. Singers, musicians, prayer warriors, ushers, deacons, missionaries, and yes even preachers are allowing the enemy to creep in and steal them away. 2 Timothy 3:5 says “Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away”. Turn away from those people and things that draw you away into sin, and return to God, your first love.

True repentance, praise, a heart of worship, and obedience can restore that which was lost if we hold fast to truth and that which yet remains. People are falling asleep in the church, and it’s way past time to wake up. Sound the alarm. Wake up! Wake Up!! WAKE UP!!!

 

Words To Stand On…

2 Timothy 3 :1-5
 
1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.

2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,

3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,

4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;

5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

Revelation 2:4-5

4 Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.

 
5 Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.

Revelation 3:1-3

1 And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write; These things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars; I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead.

2 Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect before God.

3 Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.

Walk It Out…

Stop and take a moment to meditate on this devotional and more importantly the mighty Word of God. How does this apply to you on today? What are you currently believing God for in your life? What do you need to let go of or stop doing immediately? What do you need to begin doing? Pray and listen. Now step out in faith and go forth in Jesus name!

WAIT!!!!!! Now that I have your attention please take a minute to LIKE/FOLLOW and SHARE my blog before you go. LIKE, FOLLOW, SHARE!!!!! It will cost you ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to click SHARE, but it may mean EVERYTHING to that one person you are unknowingly connected to that is in desperate need of just a little encouragement and an ounce of faith mixed with renewed hope to continue this crazy, exciting, and sometimes difficult walk we call life. So, be a friend and LIKE/FOLLOW, SHARE!! Thanks!!

Time To Pray

Too often we are guilty of thinking or saying “all I can do now is pray”, as if it is the least and last option available. However, this should not be our thinking as a Christian. Prayer is not a last resort. Prayer is a privilege and a right we now have to go to our Father on our own behalf (and others). There is no longer a need for someone else to do this for you. Jesus paid the ultimate sacrifice, so that we could freely go before God ourselves. Let’s not take this for granted. Jesus prayed, the disciples prayed, the saints of old prayed, and so should we! Prayer is the BEGINNING for great things to occur: miracles, signs, wonders, healing, deliverance, direction, peace of God, etc. It’s time to get things back in order. Shall we pray?

Words To Stand On…

Jude 1: 20-21

20 But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost,

21 Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.

Philippians 4:6-7

Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

2 Chronicles 7:14

14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

Walk It Out…

Stop and take a moment to meditate on this devotional and more importantly the mighty Word of God. How does this apply to you on today? What are you currently believing God for in your life? What do you need to let go of or stop doing immediately? What do you need to begin doing? Pray and listen. Now step out in faith and go forth in Jesus name!

WAIT!!!!!! Now that I have your attention please take a minute to LIKE/FOLLOW and SHARE my blog before you go. LIKE, FOLLOW, SHARE!!!!! It will cost you ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to click SHARE, but it may mean EVERYTHING to that one person you are unknowingly connected to that is in desperate need of just a little encouragement and an ounce of faith mixed with renewed hope to continue this crazy, exciting, and sometimes difficult walk we call life. So, be a friend and LIKE/FOLLOW, SHARE!! Thanks!!

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