Monday, June 27, 2011

Constant Conversation W/God June 24th

Friday, June 24th 2011


Make My Life Excellent In You-Constant In Your Courage!

I, Kimberly Ann McCarthy am destined to live in the glory of Your strength and not worry or fear anything, because all things belong to You. I will turn to You in prayer in all the circumstances and situations of my day.

Sin comes when we take a perfectly natural desire or longing or ambition and try desperately to fulfill it without God. Not only is it sin, it is a perverse distortion of the image of the Creator in us. All these good things, and all our security, are rightly found only and completely in him.

Grace is a gift from God, one that requires responsible and wise stewardship. Grace is not a license to sin, but permission to live. Boyd Bailey

Verse Of The

Jeremiah 23:24

24 Who can hide in secret places so that I cannot see them?" declares the LORD. "Do not I fill heaven and earth?" declares the LORD.

New International Version (NIV) Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica

My Notes From Listening to Chapter 23 of Jeremiah:

Whoa to the shepherds destroying the sheep of my pasture, they will be punished. I will scatter the remnant and place shepherds over them and they will no longer be terrified. I will raise up a righteous branch who will reign wisely. The Lord our Righteousness. The days are coming as surely as the Lord lives, they will say as surely as the Lord lives who brought the descents of Israel out of banishment and they will live in their own land. I am like a man overcome by wine because of the Lord and His Holy Word… don't' use your power unjustly, don't be godless, your path will become slippery and banished to darkness, disaster will come. Don't lead the people astray, don't commit adultery, don't live a lie and strengthen hands of evil doers… I will make them eat bitter food and drink poison water because ungodliess has spread throughout the land. Do not listen to the prophets fill you with false hopes speaks visions from their own mind not from mouth of the Lord… Which stand in the counsel of the Lord to see and hear His word, listen and hear his word? The anger of the Lord will not turn back until He fully accomplishes the purpose of Hi heart. If they stood in my counsel they would have proclaimed my words and turn people from evil always… I am not a God far away, I fill heaven and earth, I hear what is said, I hear the lies. People talk up the delusions of their own mind so they think they can forget my name. My word is to be spoken faithfully. My word is like fire, like a hammer that breaks a rock in pieces. Don't steal words from one another… don't wag your tongue and declare the Lord declares. Don't prophecy false dreams, reckless lies, I have not sent or appointed those who do this. The oracle of the Lord? What oracle… What is the Lords answer, what has the Lord spoken, every mans own word becomes his oracle do not distort the words of the Lord. What has the Lord spoken? You use the words… even though I told you not too. Therefore, I will forget you and cast you out of your home, I will bring upon You everlasting shame that will not be forgotten.

My Thoughts About This:

God was so serious about His Word, it was to be held in high esteem, it was to be respected, it was to be proclaimed in the fullness of truth. Right living is important to God, holding truth in high esteem. He see's everything, so why do we think we can deceive Him, even that is part of our great deception! His Word is to be spoken in the fullness of truth with reverence and to be spoken faithfully with service to Him. His Word is to be taken at full value, not to be changed to meet our needs.

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Yes! RT @Anjali_43: As we meditate on the wonder of "the Word made flesh" we will say with the hymnwriter "O come let us adore Him, Christ, the Lord"

Yes and AMEN! RT @Anjali_43: Christ's birth brings the infinite God within the finite reach of man

Yes and AMEN! RT @ChildOfGod74: But Jesus immediately said to them: "Take courage! It is I. Don't be afraid." Matthew 14:27

Yes Lord God! RT @Ines4C: LORD make me holy as you are holy, and faithful as you are faithful. #jesustweeters Yes and AMEN!

RT @Fawiza_: With God everyday matters every person counts And that includes you. Boyd Bailey

Responsible Grace

"What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? By no means! We died to sin; how can we live in it any longer?" Romans 6:1-2


Grace is a gift from God, one that requires responsible and wise stewardship. Grace is not a license to sin, but permission to live. Grace is all about living for God and walking with Him. It engages with eternity by approaching God's throne of grace with gratitude, awe, and boldness. God's grace is a guarantee of eternal life. It is absolutely amazing because Christ collateralizes it. There has never been a shortage of your Savior's grace.

No group or individual has ever made a run on heaven's grace account. You can go to the bank with God's grace. It is as everlasting as the Lord. However, though unlimited in supply, it may be the most underused resource available. People miss grace when they thrash around and stumble about in their own strength. They apply bad theology. They believe in salvation by grace through faith, but then drift into living in their own strength. Demons must chuckle when they observe Christians applying dead works.

Working to earn God's favor after receiving salvation is as futile as it was before salvation. Do not fall into the trap of graceless living, for grace is God's remedy for the self-indulgent. Grace values community with people and communing with Christ. There is a spirit of acceptance and peace with those who often receive and apply God's grace.

Learn to use grace responsibly. Grace is not a safety net for your fall into sin, for sin still has its consequences. Grace is not an excuse to sin and is not your pass for disobedience. Harsh judgment and extremes are natural outcomes for graceless Christians. Grace is, more than anything, an honorable motivation for your attitude and actions. Without grace, you gravitate toward pride for not sinning. Yes, grace is a governor on your behavior, but it does not promote pride.

Grace means you have a stewardship of wise choices to manage for the Lord. It gives you permission to be free in Christ, but your freedom is for Him. His kingdom agenda is what drives grace. Grace integrates all of life around faith. Christ does not compartmentalize the sacred from the secular. Grace includes, it doesn't exclude. It discloses rather than hides. Sin is subservient to your Savior's grace.

Grace gives you the perspective and power for forgiveness and honesty. It is the delivery channel of truth. Grace is your excuse for extending forgiveness and second and third chances—and more—to culprits. Use grace to remove sin's stain from any fibers of your faith. Indeed, as you extend grace, you are more likely to receive grace. Be responsible with grace, and you will be trusted with more. Grace saved you from sin; so don't go back to your pre-grace condition. Because of grace, you are free from sin, not free to sin. Therefore, be a responsible and gracious follower of Christ.

My Thoughts About This:

The one thing I hear reverberating through this is responsibility! Grace and responsibility walk side by side. Grace does not walk in front or responsibility does not lead, they stand together, side by side. Grace and Responsibility! One without the other is dysfunction-corruption to both.

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Only Hope

I lift my hands and pray to be only Yours I pray! To be only Yours. You are my only hope Lord Jesus!

#tworship Boyd Bailey

Got Your Back

"But you will not leave in haste or go in flight; for the LORD will go before you, the God of Israel will be your rear guard." Isaiah 52:12

God's got your back--there is no need to panic and flee, but stand firm by faith. His righteous rear guard is a godly garrison against an ever-scheming enemy. Unbelief will assault your blindside, but do not surrender to fears facade. Release your inhibitions to intimacy with Jesus and trust Him to guide you in His ways. A believer backed by God can be bold to carry on.

The glory of God has your back. His glory not only illuminates your path going forward, but He leads you backwards into needed retreats for renewal. A soul cannot be sustained by constant good activity, but requires regular solace and solitude with its Savior Jesus. Spiritual armor: the sword of the spirit, the breastplate of righteousness and the helmet of salvation cover your front, but your heavenly Father's glory covers your back. He protects your vulnerable areas.

"Then your light will break forth like the dawn, and your healing will quickly appear; then your righteousness[a] will go before you, and the glory of the LORD will be your rear guard" (Isaiah 58:8).

Where do you feel vulnerable? With your finances--God's got your back. With sharing your emotions--God's got your back. With your job security--God's got your back. With your physical health--God's got your back. With your marriage--God's got your back. With your social skills--God's got your back. With your education--God's got your back. With your spiritual maturity--God's got your back. Rest in the One who is vigilant to defend His own.

You don't have to be defensive when you are confident of Christ's divine defense. Critical distractors will attempt to shoot arrows of animosity into your back, but their jealousy is no match for Jehovah's secure protection. A back, backed by the Lord, does not have to back down from believing big things. Trust Jesus and avoid worry of what might surprise you from behind. Heaven has your back; so hell is unable to blindside your belief.

"Then the Spirit lifted me up, and I heard behind me a loud rumbling sound as the glory of the LORD rose from the place where it was standing" (Ezekiel 3:12).

What fears can I give over to God, because He's got my back?

Related Readings: Numbers 10:9; 1 Samuel 7:10; Psalm 24:7-9; Proverbs 21:31

My Thoughts About This:

God's got your back. Rest in the One who is vigilant to defend His own.

I love that so much! God is for us! We are the Bride of Christ! He is vigilant to defend us. We belong to Almighty God! Oh My Gosh… I need to get this! God Is For Me! God's Got My Back! God's Got It! Help me Lord to act this out in my day to day situations.

A Seasoned Servant Of God Has Encouraged Me Today

Debbie Ray

Casting Crowns Who I Am

Phil 4: The Amplified Bible

6Do not fret or have any anxiety about anything, but in every circumstance and in everything, by prayer and petition (definite requests), with thanksgiving, continue to make your wants known to God. 7And God's peace [shall be yours, that tranquil state of a soul assured of its salvation through Christ, and so fearing nothing from God and being content with its earthly lot of whatever sort that is, that peace] which transcends all understanding shall garrison and mount guard over your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. 8For the rest, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is worthy of reverence and is honorable and seemly, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely and lovable, whatever is kind and winsome and gracious, if there is any virtue and excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think on and weigh and take account of these things [fix your minds on them].

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Not because of what I have done, but because of Who You Are! Jesus! You Hear Me! I am Yours!


Have you bowed today? Bow! Hit Your Knees Humbly-Submissively And With Reverent #AWE-GOD! #tworship

My Heart Thoughts From This Song: Worship Wisdom! Changing Me!

To God Alone By Aron Shust

Can you take me b y the hand, can you use you as I am? Break me into what you want me to be.

This life is not my own. To God alone be the Glory! To God alone be the praise!

Everything I say and do, let it be all for you. The Glory is Yours Alone

Take the offering I bring, You want more than what I sing. Can I give you every part of me! Take this life I call my own, until I'm running after Your Heart.

To God alone be the glory. To God alone be the praise.

We will rise and we will fall, but You've remained after all. Your glorious and beautiful, Your beautiful.

Twitterverse, it is our challenge today, that everything we say be all for our #AWE-GOD! The Glory Is His Alone!

Twitterverse this is our challenge in this universe—to consistently-constantly give God Alone all the glory!


My Heart Thoughts From This Song: Worship Wisdom! Changing Me!

Change My Way

Aron Shust

King of all the universe we love you and come to now, asking for Your healing touch! We need You!

Help us comprehend what it means to worship You. Reveal yourself to us Lord Jesus. We are blinded by our circumstance. Heal our eyes today. May we know your love to course through our veins, circling our hearts and embracing our souls. Rearrange our hearts, change the way we praise.

Son of God, You took my place, we thank you, may we realize you made us righteous in Your sight, we owe you all of our lives. Would you help us comprehend what it means to worship you?

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#AWE-GOD! Heal our eyes today. May we know Your love. Would you help us comprehend what it means to worship you?


You Are Not Alone! #prayer @worldprayr Talk To God! He Is With You! #tworship

Our #AWE-GOD is always being! Nothing-No One Can Stop Him From Being For You! Always-Forever! He Is! #tworship

Talk It Up! God's Strength- His Hope In You! His Way-Truth-Life! #tworship

AWE-GOD! RT @sojourner5: Bebo Norman sings "Great Light of the World" #Tworship

Alive Again Matt Maher

#AWE-GOD Shatters Darkness! Accept Jesus In Your Heart! Give Him Your Life! Be Alive In Him! #tworship

How You Bowed Today! Bow To All #AWE-GOD Is! Reverently-Humbly Bow!

Run To Him! #tworship

God Reigns! Let Be- Be Still Know He Is #AWE-GOD! Let Him Reign! Let Him Reign In All You Are! #tworship

Jesus will change your life forever! Believe in Jesus- His Love-Truth-Way! You Will Never Be The Same Again!

#AWE-GOD! #tworship

I will go

Let us not be blind with privilege, give us eyes to see the pain. Let the blessing you poured out not be spent in vain! #tworship

I will go! Be not blind W/privilege have eyes that see the pain. Blessing poured out be God's gain #tworship

Success is not enough, being an achiever is not enough unless we are benefiting other people!

Have You Bowed Today? Bow Before God! Humbly-Reverently-Willessly On Your Face B4 Him. #tworship

A Minute With Maxwell


A person who has been successful and accomplished. Was in one position gone to a hiher position. What do we achieve? Work hard to be successful for ourselves. Do we achieve for the benefit of others? Success is what I do for myself and significance is what I do for others. Success is not enough, being an achiever is not enough unless we are benefiting other people!


Education rightfully understood is about opening our mind to truth and learning, the more we become educated, the more we are receptive to new ideas and change. Too many times we take educate and make it a noun, instead of a life plan for action, growing, creativity. When we finish our education and are finished growing we don't understand education. We use our education to be open, learn and to grow.


Nothing gives a person greater hope than to have higher expectations. Expectations and realities are very far apart at time and disappointment is the gap between expectations and reality. You want ot have a gap because it stretches you, makes you climb out of your comfort zone. Expectation need to be above your reality, but not so far above that it brings disappointment. Have enough expectation to bring you hope not too much to make you feel helpless.


WE are blessed on the receiving end and the giving end of contribution. Taking in and giving out! Taking in is fun, wonderful to seize opportunity. Mathematical terms 10 to 1! For the one that I receive in money, opportunities, events, things I can say, do or be is a 10 to what I give you. Make money, give money. The contribution is 10 to 1 of the receiving. You have to make it to give it. Don't be a reservoir, be a river and let it flow.

charles spurgeon devotional

Charles Spurgeon

"Thou art fairer than the children of men."

Psalm 45:2

The entire person of Jesus is but as one gem, and his life is all along but one impression of the seal. He is altogether complete; not only in his several parts, but as a gracious all-glorious whole. His character is not a mass of fair colours mixed confusedly, nor a heap of precious stones laid carelessly one upon another; he is a picture of beauty and a breastplate of glory. In him, all the "things of good repute" are in their proper places, and assist in adorning each other. Not one feature in his glorious person attracts attention at the expense of others; but he is perfectly and altogether lovely.

Oh, Jesus! thy power, thy grace, thy justice, thy tenderness, thy truth, thy majesty, and thine immutability make up such a man, or rather such a God-man, as neither heaven nor earth hath seen elsewhere. Thy infancy, thy eternity, thy sufferings, thy triumphs, thy death, and thine immortality, are all woven in one gorgeous tapestry, without seam or rent. Thou art music without discord; thou art many, and yet not divided; thou art all things, and yet not diverse. As all the colours blend into one resplendent rainbow, so all the glories of heaven and earth meet in thee, and unite so wondrously, that there is none like thee in all things; nay, if all the virtues of the most excellent were bound in one bundle, they could not rival thee, thou mirror of all perfection. Thou hast been anointed with the holy oil of myrrh and cassia, which thy God hath reserved for thee alone; and as for thy fragrance, it is as the holy perfume, the like of which none other can ever mingle, even with the art of the apothecary; each spice is fragrant, but the compound is divine.

"Oh, sacred symmetry! oh, rare connection

Of many perfects, to make one perfection!

Oh, heavenly music, where all parts do meet

In one sweet strain, to make one perfect sweet!"

A Seasoned Servant Of God Has Encouraged Me Today

Revelation 7:14-17

14 I said to him, "Sir, you know." Then he told me: These are the ones coming out of the great tribulation. They washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.

15 For this reason they are before the throne of God, and they serve Him day and night in His sanctuary. The One seated on the throne will shelter them: 16 no longer will they hunger; no longer will they thirst; no longer will the sun strike them, or any heat. 17 Because the Lamb who is at the center of the throne will shepherd them; He will guide them to springs of living waters, and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.

Dear Bob and Kim,

I am going to start out with a controversial statement this morning. I try not to get controversial in these morning devotionals, but this morning I feel it is necessary because I fear for some of my loved ones who are taking a huge risk with their eternal future. I believe you have friends and loved ones with the same situation.

A pastor/friend of mine recently told me that we are now in the Great Tribulation because of the increase in the number of earthquakes, tornado, and wars. Let me be clear; I do not believe we are in the Great Tribulation; I believe the Great Tribulation lies in the future, but it can be upon us very quickly. Those who are not ready for the rapture, those not saved, will suffer through the Great Tribulation. We are now 2000 years closer to that time than when the Apostle John was given this Revelation from God.

People who have been misled to a form of Christianity that prevents them from a real relationship with Messiah will go through the Great Tribulation. Those who do not know Him will suffer for seven years before the Messiah comes to end the suffering. It is the purpose and responsibility of all Christians, the redeemed, to lead all who will come, to a real relationship with Jesus Christ. Are you concerned enough that your loved ones and friends will have to suffer during the Seven Year Tribulation? Well, dear friend, there is something you can do about it.

I want to invite you to learn how to share Jesus without fear. Yes, that's right, Share Jesus Without Fear. What does that mean? Most of us don't confront our loved ones with the life saving truth of the gospel because we're afraid they will laugh or reject us. Bill Fay has developed a simple and quick way that you can use to share the gospel, the good news of eternal life with your loved ones without that concern. Interested? You should be. This is what the Lord Jesus has called you to do as a follower of His. It is your calling, your responsibility to tell people about Him.

Bill Fay is coming to teach us this simple and successful method of Sharing Jesus Without Fear. His books have been best sellers on the Christian scene for many years. He is coming to Faith Fellowship July 17th. if you ever wanted to learn how to share you faith and help your loved ones to come to Jesus and avoid the Great Tribulation and eternal damnation, this is your opportunity. Call Faith Fellowship at 336.846.3346 for more information or check our website

Do you sense an urgency to fulfill your calling today? Are fulfilling your purpose for God?

Father, I pray you grant us opportunities to share the truth and the love of God today before it is forever too late for so many. May the gospel be ever on our hearts and minds. I pray the Holy Spirit prepare the hearts of those you bring our way today. In the name above all names I pray. AMEN.

Pastor Elliott

Psalm 121:7-8

The LORD will keep you from all harm— he will watch over your life; the LORD will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore. Boyd Bailey

Worry Is Wearisome

An anxious heart weighs a man down, but a kind word cheers him up. Proverbs 12:25

Worry is wearisome. It is fatigue to our emotions like physical pain is to our bodies. Worry can trigger stomachaches, high blood pressure, headaches, anxiety disorders and depression. It is an enemy to executing a joy filled and productive life. Worry can so weigh you down that you are immobilized for lack of energy and because of fear.

Your family tree may have borne the fruit of worry over generations, but you can purge out obsession with negative thinking through trust in the Lord. Jesus' teaching is very clear, "But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own" (Matthew 6:33-34).

Exercised trust energizes the weary.??Your personality may lend itself to worry. You can see it in your furrowed brow, or in your brooding countenance. You worry about the economy and its effect on your retirement. You wring your hands over the war and wonder when it will ever end. You are stressed out over work, because of situations and people you are unable to change. Anxiety may have paralyzed you as a parent, because you don't feel qualified to carry out your responsibilities.

Alcohol has become your outlet for those things that you cannot control, but the gnawing fear is still there the next day. One simple solution is to make a two-column prayer list with the headings 'Things I can't change' and 'Things I can change'. Ask God for faith and patience with the former and wisdom and courage to act on the later. Prayer is your time-tested prescription for worry:

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God" (Philippians 4:6)."??

Furthermore, look for those who long to be encouraged, who feel trapped by the anxieties of life (Luke 21:34). They need the truth of God's word, because the cares of this world try to marginalize the truth. Truth can be forgotten in the fearful suffering of severe trials. Your kind words remind them of Christ's care and concern for their health, their family and their faith.

Lift yourself and others out of the downward spiral of depression by cheering them up with truth. Read the Bible out loud with a friend and meditate on its promises that are filled with hope and encouragement. Use uncertainty as a reason not to worry, but rest in the Lord. You are freed up when you don't fret, but apply faith instead. Above all else, His word wins over worry and gives strength for your faith journey!

Jesus answered, "It is written: 'Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God" (Matthew 4:4).

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