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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!!

 

 

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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Called To Be A Soldier

The Lord is calling for a prepared people to rise up and do a great work for Him in these last and evil days. There is a great need in our society for the people of God, the salt of the earth, to share the good news that there is a savior who loves us and desires for us to come unto Him to find peace and rest.

As we look around us we see signs that the end is nearer then when we first believed. We hear of earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes, plane crashes, and all kinds of natural disasters occurring all around us at an ever increasing rate, but we, the children of God, are admonished to not worry or fret when we see these things occur, because they must, as we await that great day when our heavenly Father will come again to usher us home.

While there is yet time we must be about our Father’s business, working while it is yet day, to bring others into the knowledge of Christ. We must take our position as a soldier in the army of the Lord. Oh, what a blessed calling and privilege it is to be called for this great work.

As a soldier, we must first know the commander in chief, our lord and savior, Jesus Christ, and must strive daily to build a stronger relationship with him. Then, we must know our place of assignment, and remain there steadfast and unmovable until we receive our marching orders. We must prepare ourselves to go out by enduring the many trials and tribulations that will come to us all, to strengthen and train us to prepare us for this great battle for souls. We must be in position, and ready to move, when the command is given without hesitation or doubt, and in order to do this we must know the voice of God.

Therefore, let us each put on the whole armor of God through prayer, fasting, and bible study, and join in with all our strength and might to do a great work for our God. Let us not faint or be weary as we look around us and see how man has tried to remove God from our schools, our communities, and ultimately our homes (if we were to allow it to be so).

What a joy it is to know this battle is already won. The victory is ours saints, so lets join together as one, in the beauty of holiness, and rise up and go forth as a mighty soldier in the army of the Lord and reclaim those souls that the enemy has attempted to kill, steal, and destroy!

The call has gone out, rise up soldiers, rise up, and go forth!

 

Words To Stand On…

 

Ephesians 6:11

11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

 

2 Timothy 2:3-4

3 Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.

4 No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.

 

Psalm 56:9-11

9 When I cry unto thee, then shall mine enemies turn back: this I know; for God is for me.

10  In God will I praise his word: in the LORD will I praise his word.

11 In God have I put my trust: I will not be afraid what man can do unto me.

 

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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Here Am I

It’s difficult sometimes to throw your hands up before God and say, “Here am I Lord”, but O what blessed peace we find when we do!  You often see the struggle people have of taking that first step to the altar, and of simply lifting up their hands in true repentance once they do. Often, their instant reaction is to hang their heads in fear or shame as if caught in a crime and surrounded by the police with no place to go and a reluctant surrender. Yet, such joy they find when they realize that this place of surrender, before God, is different.  It is one of the sweetest places you will ever find yourself to be!

Isn’t it wonderful to learn that we belong to a loving God, a heavenly Father, who desires for us to come to Him to find forgiveness and freedom.  In the natural, we may suffer consequences as we face an irate parent who has discovered our disobedience, and God deals with us likewise for our shortcomings with mercy and grace.  Lift up your hands and eyes on today to a heavenly Father who loves you so, and let Him wash all your burdens and sins away!  He cares for you dearly, and He is waiting. Come!

Words To Stand On…

Psalms 121:1-3

1 I will lift up my eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.

2 My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.

3 He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber.

2 Corinthians 7:9-10

Now I rejoice, not that ye were made sorry, but that ye sorrowed to repentance: for ye were made sorry after a godly manner, that ye might receive damage by us in nothing.

10 For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.

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.

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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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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