Today’s Scripture Reading:
Praise the Lord Beloved.
Peace to all of you who are in Christ.
Beloved, if you’re going to reach your maximum potential in the natural, you’ll need to have spiritual doors open for you that you can’t open on your own. You’re going to need upgrades, favorable opportunities, Godly connections and God’s service which is greater than what you’ve seen in the past.
You know in the book of Exodus God said: “I will perform great wonders that I have not done anywhere before in all the world. People will see what great things I can do because of the awesome things I’m about to do for you.” Now just think about that for a moment and let it form a solid foundation in your spirit.
Beloved, God is saying, “I’m going to do something awesome in your life.” The word AWESOME means “Breathtaking, Tremendous, Extraordinary, Amazing.” But you know I find that the key is actually found in the very next verse (V.11). It says, “Obey what I have commanded.”
Beloved, God’s ready to fulfill your life with His promises, and we have to do our part to allow His promises to emerge. When we do things God’s way, we get God’s results. When we follow His Word, He promises to bless us with life, health, peace, and joy.
Beloved, are you in a position to receive His promises?
Have a blessed Wednesday Everyone.
Today’s Scripture Reading: James 1:5-8
Praise the Lord Beloved.
Happy Wednesday to you all… 😃
You know Beloved, if we believe that God is who He says He is, and will do what He has promised, then why do so many of us habitually waver in our prayers? Instead of exercising bold faith, we come to the Lord “hoping” He’ll hear us and answer our requests, but we’re just not sure He will.
Beloved this is not true faith.
This is what I call “hesitating faith”.
This kind of faith will cause us to be unstable in our spiritual walk, causing us not to receive or expect anything from Him.
I believe one reason we’re so prone to doubt is “we fail to see God at work in our circumstances”. We asked, and nothing happened. But the Lord isn’t a cosmic bellhop who jumps in response to our requests. He sees our past, present, and future, and knows the right time for every answer. His invisible hand is already at work on our behalf arranging situations to accomplish His will, opening minds and emotions, and preparing us to receive what He wants to give.
And I also believe another cause for uncertainty is “ignorance”.
Beloved, if we don’t know God’s ways, we’ll be disappointed in His response. All too often our prayers are accompanied by expectations of how He’ll work. When He fails to intervene according to “our” timetable or anticipated method, we start to doubt, causing us to hesitate in our spiritual walk.
Beloved, placing our faith in the Lord and trusting in His good and perfect ways gives us stability as we wait for His answer.
“May your Wednesday be Blessed in the Lord.”
Praise the Lord Beloved!!!
What a beautiful day to serve the Lord.
Today’s Scripture Reading: (Gal. 2:20)
Beloved many Christians are misled because of uneducated teachings or myths.
Jesus died so that you and I might live.
But the question that stands at hand is:
what does it mean “to live”?
Some people have taught that Jesus died for us so that we could enjoy “the good life.” I’m speaking of the American dream of having peace, prosperity, and a healthy family. But that’s not why Jesus offered up his life for you.
Other people believe that “living for Jesus” means being a good, moral person. You keep your nose clean, stay out of trouble, and obey the laws of the land. While those may be good things, they aren’t the reason Jesus came to die.
Jesus died and rose again so that you and I would, in the power of the Spirit, be able to deny ourselves, take up our cross daily, and follow Him.
Beloved, there are people that believe pretending that everything is OK when it’s not, is right because they don’t bother God.
Some have been taught that Jesus died for us so that we would try our best to deny ourselves and “live for Jesus” in order to earn His love.
Then there are others who believe that they must “live for Jesus” in order to pay Him back for what He has done. They say, “Okay Jesus, You died for me. I’m going to live for You. Then we’ll be even.”
Let me tell you Beloved, our misled processed thoughts completely offend God because it makes a mockery of His love. It’s like saying that God is the kind of person who will only love those who earn it.
Beloved, what kind of love is that?
Beloved, that would be like telling your spouse or partner that you’ll pay them back for every act of love or kindness they show to you. Can you imagine how offended they would be if you tried to do that? (Not to mention the fact that your acts of kindness that you try to pay God back with are like trying to pay off debts with Monopoly money.)
Beloved, Jesus’ death and resurrection were not about providing us with an escape from this world. They were about transforming us into the kind of people who will enjoy eternity with God—just as we were meant to do in the first place.
This is why Paul writes in 2 Cor. 5:15, “Jesus died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who died and was raised for their sake.”
“Have a blessed Wednesday Everyone!!!”
Scripture Reading — John 21:4-17
Praise the Lord Beloved,
happy Wednesday to you.
Today’s focal verse John 21:15:
“Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?”
Beloved, John 18:18 says that Peter warmed himself by a fire the night he denied his Lord three times. As the smell of outdoor fish being cooked floated toward Peter, surely it brought back bitter memories of his past failure.
Beloved, when Jesus asked for some fish, Peter quickly rushed off to supply it.
But the question that stands at hand is:
“Was Peter really excited to get away briefly, or was he really trying to show he could be helpful?
Beloved, Jesus knows our past failures can seriously obstruct our future efforts and disconnect the energy pack of daily joy from the lives of His followers. Now “I” think Jesus was deliberately recreating the scene to help Peter face his past and be renewed in His service.
Beloved, I don’t know what past failures may be harming your present pursuits or what unhealed hurts may be hindering you from following Jesus. But let me tell you, constantly picking at a deep infected wound can be very painful and the healing process may be slow at best.
Beloved, run to Him and stop revisiting old pain. Stay focused on what’s ahead and not behind.
Look at the scars in His hands. He understands our hurts and knows how to heal them.
"To God Be the Glory"
Praise the Lord Beloved!!! ?
Happy Wednesday to you.
Beloved, have you ever wanted to wipe your slate clean and start over?
I know that can seem impossible, especially when you’re dealing with a difficult situation or the repercussions of bad choices. Well let me tell you, even if circumstances appear insurmountable, impossible, or irreversible, Jesus Christ can give you a fresh start.
You know when the Lord said a person must be born again to see the kingdom of God, in the third chapter of John, Nicodemus wondered how it was possible to go back in time for a second chance. But what Jesus was talking about is a new spiritual beginning, not a physical one. He goes on to explain later in that conversation that a new birth comes through believing in Him for salvation.
Beloved, receiving Christ occurs in a single moment but living by faith involves regularly turning from sin to live in obedience to Him. So, whether you’re coming to Jesus for salvation or approaching Him once more for cleansing from sin, He’s faithful to grant forgiveness and the chance to begin again.
“To God Be the Glory”
Beloved, let no one discharge how you feel about Jehovah
Praise the Lord Beloved!!! 😃
You know Beloved, when tragedies come into our life we want the Lord to spring into action immediately. And if He doesn’t we get bent out of shape. But let me tell you the Lord will never stay within the parameters we set for Him.
Since we’re mortal, earth-bound, and sinful, we have a very narrow perspective and understanding of life. But our eternal, sinless, sovereign, and omniscient Creator sees and knows what we cannot perceive.
So, let’s be sure that our viewpoint of God’s role in natural tragedies comes from the Bible, not from our own limited “boxed perspective.” Scripture tells us of the Lord’s love, faithfulness, and wisdom. Whenever we cannot understand His ways, our faith in His goodness must be our foundation.
God Bless you, and have a blessed Tuesday!!!
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