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Today we pause to remember…

Prayers for the families of all those who lost loved ones. Prayers for those of us who remain that we will be ready to meet the Lord when our time comes. One day the Lord will wipe away every tear. One day there will be no more death, dying, and despair. We look to the hills from whence comes our help. Our help comes from the Lord!!

No matter how far you’ve gone the Lord is still calling you to come back home!

If I…

Matthew 9:21 For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be made whole.

If I … Wow. Two little words, yet so powerful!!
If I… Words that expressed determination to press through and to press on no matter the obstacles that lie ahead!
If I… Words that required tremendous faith to reach out to the great physician!
If I… Words that required ignoring past disappointments and failures.
If I.. Words that drove out doubt and no options.
If I… Words that expressed hope and a personal choice.
If I… Words that gave focus in the midst of naysayers, doubters, and societies set rules.
If I… Words that went beyond what was seen with the natural eye and pushed forward into the supernatural, spiritual.
If I… Words that revealed understanding that true faith requires action!
If I…

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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!!

 

 

Do You Still Believe The Promise?

God is able to do great things in our lives if we would just believe.  It is necessary for us to build up our faith in God by studying the Word of God, praying, and fasting to draw closer unto Him regularly.  During these times of seeking God with our whole hearts and minds we are able to find peace and quietness in the midst of the storms of our life.  It is when we rest in God that we are able to hear Him speak into our lives to build up our faith, our joy, and our committment to Him and the work of the ministry.

Often we receive the promises of God with great joy and faith, but over time fear, doubt, and disbelief may begin to crowd in to separate us from God and His promises.  After God speaks something into our life we may be faced with unexpected trials and tribulations that we feel we can not bear, but during this time we must continue to hold on and trust in Him.

We must confess with our mouths and believe in our hearts that the word is true when it is declared ” If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.” (John 15:7)  Then, we must cry out before the Lord in our private times of prayer for his direction, his annointing, and his strength to endure until our change comes.  We must turn our face away from the problem and towards our God who is our provider and our keeper.  The bible proclaims ” The LORD is thy keeper: the LORD is thy shade upon thy right hand. ” (Psalm 121:5)

If God has spoken a word into our life, a promise from on high, then we must hold on to it no matter what comes our way or who tries to hinder our walk through negative words or actions.   We must continue to stand and believe God will do exactly what he has said he would do at the appointed time and place.  We must continue to walk in obedience and faith knowing that God will provide our way of escape and has already ordained the provisions be supplied that we will need to walk in victory.  If God said it then that’s enough, no more doubting, no more crying, no more trying to do it ourselves.  We must wait on God and follow His directions when he speaks, and then we will see God’s hand moving in our lives, and the lives of those round about us, to fulfill his promises just as he said he would do.

Let’s praise Him in advance, knowing that if God said it, it will truly come to pass!

 

Words To Stand On…

 

1 John 2:25

25 And this is the promise that he hath promised us, even eternal life.

 

Hebrews 11:1

1  Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

 

Genesis 45:4-9

And Joseph said unto his brethren, Come near to me, I pray you. And they came near. And he said, I am Joseph your brother, whom ye sold into Egypt.

Now therefore be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that ye sold me hither: for God did send me before you to preserve life.

For these two years hath the famine been in the land: and yet there are five years, in the which there shall neither be earing nor harvest.

And God sent me before you to preserve you a posterity in the earth, and to save your lives by a great deliverance.

So now it was not you that sent me hither, but God: and he hath made me a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house, and a ruler throughout all the land of Egypt.

Haste ye, and go up to my father, and say unto him, Thus saith thy son Joseph, God hath made me lord of all Egypt: come down unto me, tarry not:

 

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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