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Saturday, March 12, 2011
Friday, March 11, 2011
"'So don't worry about these things, saying, "What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?" These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.
"'So don't worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today's trouble is enough for today.'
People of the world anxiously seek to meet their own needs. Jesus says when we trust God and make his kingdom our priority, the Father who knows our every need will provide. Can you trust that today? Can you invest in eternal things and rely on God to take care of the temporary? We usually have it backward: We focus on the temporary and leave the eternal to God. Reverse the order, and see what miracles happen!
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
for it determines the course of your life."
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
When we speak of ourselves – who are YOU? Do you just move along pretending everything is 'just fine'when it is not? Do you tuck you hurts, fears, and disappointments,to name a few hidden so deep inside that periodically they surface andyou don't know why? Others tell you 'it's okay, you'll get overit', but are they really standing by you no matter what?
We all wear masks to hid what we arereally feeling, due to, hurt, fear, disappointment, unforgiveness, andmuch more. We are human and we all sin and continue to sin even thoughthat was not our intention. Some of us think that the sin that hasbeen done will never be forgiven by God, and that is the worse mind thinkingyou can put upon yourself. God loves you and wants what is best forYOU, but you MUST trust him wholeheartedly, and many of us do not turnto Him in need.
We stroll through life pleasing God andbelieving we are pleasing him by being a good Christian. Being aChristian has nothing to do with pleasing God, it is TRUSTING God. TrustingGod pleases Him and he wants that from us every day.
Let's take off the mask; tell othershow we really feel, and most of all, Trust God to bring out the you withoutthe mask.
Finally, Abraham said, 'Lord, please don't be angry with me if I speak one more time. Suppose only ten are found there?'"
Do you ever worry, when you read prophecies of God's terrible judgments on the world, that you too may have to suffer God's wrath? From the beginning of redemption history, starting with Abraham, God spared the righteous, those who trust in him. He will also spare you. Many promises in Scripture state that those who are in Christ will escape God's wrath; that's a big part of what salvation is. So if you trust Jesus as your Savior, and follow him as your Lord, you will stay connected with him until the end, and have nothing to fear.
Monday, March 7, 2011
Abraham approached him and said, 'Will you sweep away both the righteous and the wicked? Suppose you find fifty righteous people living there in the city—will you still sweep it away and not spare it for their sakes? Surely you wouldn't do such a thing, destroying the righteous along with the wicked. Why, you would be treating the righteous and the wicked exactly the same! Surely you wouldn't do that! Should not the Judge of all the earth do what is right?'"
Abraham approaches God—even almost argues with God—on the basis of God's own character. God's actions are always an expression of his character. Abraham knows this. So his appeal is based on his knowledge that God is the Judge, and he would only deal in fairness. When you appeal to God, do it on the basis of his character. Then you can be sure God will answer. If you need forgiveness, appeal to his mercy. If you need provision, appeal to him as the Lord who owns all of creation. God responds gladly to prayers based on who he is.
Sunday, March 6, 2011
And said, I cried by reason of mine affliction unto the LORD, and he heard me; out of the belly of hell cried I, and thou heardest my voice.
For thou hadst cast me into the deep, in the midst of the seas; and the floods compassed me about: all thy billows and thy waves passed over me.
Then I said, I am cast out of thy sight; yet I will look again toward thy holy temple.
The waters compassed me about, even to the soul: the depth closed me round about, the weeds were wrapped about my head.
I went down to the bottoms of the mountains; the earth with her bars was about me for ever: yet hast thou brought up my life from corruption, O LORD my God.
When my soul fainted within me I remembered the LORD: and my prayer came in unto thee, into thine holy temple.
They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy.
But I will sacrifice unto thee with the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay that that I have vowed. Salvation is of the LORD.
"Plans succeed through good counsel;
don't go to war without wise advice."
Are you battling something in your life right now? Are you attempting to accomplish something? Don't do either without seeking support and wise counsel. Go to people who have already been where you want to be or who have conquered what you want to conquer. Who is already in your "posse" of supporters and counselors? If you need more wise counselors, pray for God to show you whom to approach. Then ask for what you need!