God has placed some scripture in front of me this morning and I want to share that with you! As you read these scriptures, please ask the Lord to give you understanding and discernment. Let God’s Word go deep, and let it take root in your life. God has a robe of peace that He wants to put around you this morning.
Lamentations 3:55-57 says this, “I call on your name, O Lord, from the depths of the pit. You heard my plea: “Do not close your ears to my cry for relief.” You came near when I called you, and you said, “Do not fear.” Psalm 42:11 tells us this, “Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed with me? Put your Hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.” Psalm 91:2 says, “I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” Thank you Lord for your Word.
There is so much going on in our world today. So many are turning their ears to the news, and all the ruckus that is going on all around us, when we should be turning our attention to the Lord! I want to put this in the most simplistic words. Do not fear, place your trust in the One who owns it all! He is my refuge, my high tower, and my fortress. Take you eyes off fear, uncertainty, and place them on the Savior of the world. Lord, cover me and your Church with your robe of peace and hope today. I pray that fear will not overcome us. My trust is in you Lord. Amen! It’s Tuesday, and it time to get it going. God bless.
Good morning! How are you on this Friday morning? You have made it to the end of another week! Take a deep breath this morning, and thank God for 3 things this morning. Take time to give Him a little praise and love on Him this Friday.
In Jude 1:3-4 it says, “Dear friends, although I was very eager to write to you about salvation we share, I felt I had to write and urge you to contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to the saints. For certain whose condemnation was written about long ago have secretly slipped in amount you. They are godless men, who changed the grace of our God Intro a license for immortality and deny Jesus Christ our only Sovereign and Lord.” False teachers slipped into the early church and shared a false doctrine. Jude was begging the early Church to fight and contend for their faith in Jesus Christ! Fight with everything you have, and stand for truth.
He went on to write in verses 20-23, “Dear friends build yourselves up in your most holy faith and pray in the Holy Spirit. Keep yourselves in God’s love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you eternal life. Be merciful to those who doubt; snatch others from the fire and save them, to others show mercy, mixed with fear-hating even the clothing stained by corrupted flesh.” Stay right in the center of God’s love and stand your ground. Keep your arms open and outstretched to those who need to know about the amazing love of Jesus Christ! Hang in there Church. Don’t grow weary and give up. Keep on fighting and keep on sharing. It’s worth the fight! See you tomorrow.
As we continue to look at Luke 7:1-10, I pray that God’s Word would come alive in your heart. Don’t be hesitant to dig deeper. In the story of the centurion and his great faith, there is an obvious truth. But, if we keep digging we will find another truth that will hit home. The Jews in Jesus’s day knew that only one person had ultimate authority over nature: God. God spoke creation into existence! In Luke 7:7 the centurion said, “Say the word, and my servant will be healed.” By claiming that Jesus could control the natural world by merely speaking, the centurion associated Jesus with the all-powerful Creator God. At Jesus’s word, just like God, creation would obey.
Luke 7:9 says, “When Jesus heard this, he was amazed at him.” Wow, did you catch that? Jesus, the Son of God, the Savior of my soul, the second person of the Trinity was amazed. He was amazed at great faith. The centurion placed his faith in Jesus, and confessed that all he needed was Jesus to speak, and his servant would be healed. In scripture, two things amazed Jesus: 1. Great faith. 2. Lack of faith. When Jesus looks at your life, what does he see? Does your life amaze Jesus? Just something to think about today! Have a great Monday!
Good morning! It is Saturday and Sunday is coming! Spending time in Titusville, Florida with family and friends, but I want to give you a word of encouragement today.
Nehemiah 9:19 says, “Because of your great compassion you did not abandon them in the desert. By day the pillar of cloud did not cease to guide them on their path, nor the pillar of fire by night to shine on the way they were to go.” Don’t you wish God could make it that simple today? Although God doesn’t lead us exactly like that today, He still guides us by illuminating our path.
Walking by faith is like driving a car at night with our head lights on. When you drive at night, we cannot see the entire road lit up all at once. We can only see how far our car lights will shine down the road. But as our car moves, we can see more and more of the road.
Walking by faith is never easy but it is never dull! God is calling us to a life faith, and He is asking us to trust Him with every little detail! Proverbs 3:5-6 says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will direct your path.” Psalm 32:8 says, “I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you should go.”
It would be crazy to drive our car at night without head lights! Who would do such a thing? But so many times when find ourselves trying to operate and maneuver without the Lord’s guidance or direction. We all need the light, that only Jesus can bring!
Lord, grow our faith and help us to fully trust you! Light our path as we live in this dark world. But also help me to reflect your light to help others along the way! God bless and have a great day.