Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Constant Conversation W/God Jan 29th

AWE- ALMIGHTY GOD!

Week Of January 29th

Monday, January 30, 2012

Isaiah 44:6-8

God, King of Israel, your Redeemer, God-of-the-Angel-Armies, says: I'm first, I'm last, and everything in between. I'm the only God there is. Who compares with me? Speak up. See if you measure up. From the beginning, who else has always announced what's coming? So what is coming next? Anybody want to venture a try? Don't be afraid, and don't worry: Haven't I always kept you informed, told you what was going on? You're my eyewitnesses: Have you ever come across a God, a real God, other than me? There's no Rock like me that I know of." (MSG)

Developing My AWE-GOD With An Attitude Of Gratitude!

2012 Awaken My Worship! Lord Jesus today I am grateful for divine appointments. 8 years ago I had a divine appointment with Randy and Joyce Goeppner and their precious family. I am grateful for the "forever friendship" that YOU designed in us and for the Godly wisdom this precious couple has blessed us with. In kinship relationships set up by Your Holy Spirit, You can work Your purposes through the Body of Christ. I am grateful Jesus. Thank you!

This is the paradox of His power: Your weakness and emptiness mean that you have depleted self and are now in a position to be fully filled by Him. Ironically, now you are in a position of strength. Boyd Bailey http://wisdomhunters.com

Holy Spirit Inspired…. He speaks, I listen and obey… Thank you for teaching Me!

Galatians 1:12 (NLT) I received my message from no human source, and no

one taught me. Instead, I received it by direct revelation from Jesus Christ.

Page 115 Streams In The Desert by L. B. Cowman

Holy Spirit Speaking To Me: You need to believe that I can! I AM – I CAN!

Isaiah 41:14-15

Fear not, you worm Jacob, you men of Israel! I will help you, says the Lord; your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel. 15 Behold, I will make you to be a new, sharp, threshing instrument which has teeth; you shall thresh the mountains and beat them small, and shall make the hills like chaff.

Amplified Bible (AMP)

Excerpt From Book:

"A worm is delicate and is easily bruised by a stone or crushed beneath a passing wheel. Yet a threshing tool with sharp teeth can cut through rock and not be broken, leaving its mark upon the rock. And Almighty God can covert one into the other. He can take an individual or a nation, who has all the weakness of a worm and through the energizing work of His own Spirit, endow that person or nation with strength enough to make a profound mark upon the history of their time."

 

"IN God's strength, we can even take the darkest disappointment, break it open, and discover a precious jewel of grace inside. When God gives us an iron will, we can cut through difficulties just as iron plowshare cuts through the hardest soil."

"Christ is building His Kingdom with the broken things of earth. People desire only the strong, successful, victorious, and unbroken things in life to build their kingdoms, but God is the God of the unsuccessful—the God of those who have failed"

"There is no "bruised reed" (Isa. 42:3) that Christ cannot take and restore to a glorious place of blessing and beauty."

Jesus can lift earth's saddest failure up to heaven's glory. J.R. Miller

"Follow Me, and I will make you…."

Make you speak My words with power,

Make you vessels of My mercy,

Make you helpful every hour.

"Follow Me, and I will make you…"

Make you what you cannot be-

Make you loving, trustful, godly,

Make you even just like Me.

L.S.P.

Isaiah 42:3 He won't break off a bent reed or put out a dying flame, but he will make sure that justice is done.

Contemporary English Version (CEV) Copyright © 1995 by American Bible Society

My Thoughts About This = Miraculous Musings! J

I hear loud and clear what YOU are saying to me Lord God. I know I have put off my book because I felt I could not do it, I could not learn what I needed to get it published online. So I have procrastinated. I hear YOU saying that I can do it, that YOU CAN do it through me. That YOU will provide for the ISNB Number and the copy rite. You can do this through me, I need to completely trust YOU.

Holy Spirit Inspired…. He speaks, I listen and obey… Thank you for teaching Me!

Galatians 1:12 (NLT) I received my message from no human source, and no

one taught me. Instead, I received it by direct revelation from Jesus Christ.

Isaiah 40:31

But those who wait for the Lord [who expect, look for, and hope in Him] shall change and renew their strength and power; they shall lift their wings and mount up [close to God] as eagles [mount up to the sun]; they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint or become tired.

Amplified Bible (AMP) Copyright © 1954, 1958, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1987 by The Lockman Foundation

Waiting On God By Joyce Meyer

  • Waiting on God is expecting, looking for, and hoping in Him. It is spending time in His Word and in His presence.
  • Waiting on God is not having: worry – frustration – upset! Waiting on God is finding a place of soul-spirit- body rest in His Presence.
  • If you are struggling in your life, take a seat and rest in God's presence. The promise of God's peace is not made to those who work and struggle in their own strength but to those who sit and rest in Christ Jesus. Wait on Him, and your strength will be renewed.
  • The promise of God's peace was not made to those who struggle in their own strength. Sit-rest-wait on Jesus=renewed strength!

Excerpts From: Elmer L. Towns "365 Ways To Know God"

Go To Page 386…. From Holy Spirit

The HOLY SPIRIT: The Holy Spirit Sent From Heaven

1 Peter 1:12

It was made known to the prophets that they were not serving themselves. Instead, they were serving you when they spoke about the things that you have now heard. Those who have preached the good news to you have told you those things. They have done it with the help of the Holy Spirit sent from heaven. Even angels long to look into those things.

New International Reader's Version (NIRV) Copyright © 1996, 1998 by Biblica

Excerpts From Book:

The third Person of the Trinity is the Holy Spirit Sent From Heaven. He came upon them in power as they witnessed to unsaved people and 3000 people believed in Jesus Christ (Acts 2:41)

If you need power to witness, seek the Holy Spirit Sent From Heaven.

Holy Spirit use my words to motivate people to salvation!

The Holy Spirit was sent from Heaven to convict people of sin and draw them to salvation. Let Him use you today as a witness.

Be faithful in prayer and search your hearts, so they are clean and useable.

Holy Spirit, show me anything that hinders my witness, and I will repent and receive cleansing by the blood of Jesus. I want to be used by You to bring people to Jesus.

KEY THOUGHT: The Holy Spirit was sent to use you in soul winning.

John 15:26-27

"I will send the Friend to you from the Father. He is the Spirit of truth, who comes out from the Father. When the Friend comes to help you, he will give witness about me.  27 "You also must give witness. This is because you have been with me from the beginning.

My Thoughts About This = Miraculous Musings! J

The Holy Spirit is with me and He is the ONE Who writes through me. I am His witness, this is His mission, not mine. He is the Spirit of Truth- that speaks the Truth with power, power that changes lives and hearts. My words have no power, His do. I must be led by The Holy Spirit's agenda and mission, not my own. Nothing I do belongs to me, not my time, not my plans, not even my purpose, I belong to God and His Kingdom. All I do is The Holy Spirit's mission. It is His vision, His mission and He will fund it, make a way for it and finish it.

Holy Spirit, Help Me Align My Life With This Word Of God Wisdom!

Luke 12:6-7

"What is the price of five sparrows—two copper coins[a]? Yet God does not forget a single one of them. 7 And the very hairs on your head are all numbered. So don't be afraid; you are more valuable to God than a whole flock of sparrows.

Holy Bible. New Living Translation copyright© 1996, 2004, 2007 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.

My Thoughts About This = Miraculous Musings! J

God values me and in this the hope in my soul soars above my situational stress. Luke 12:6-7

What do I put my "value in" and how does this increase or decrease my hope?

My hope decreases when I put my expectation in human beings and they disappoint me.

My hope increases when I put all my expectations in God's Hand, surrendering my life to His Sovereign plan. Then it is all about HIM, and nothing about me.

God's hope is secure in things of "infinite value", I find my hope resting on things of "human value" and that makes my hope very restless and shaken in the storms of this life.

My restlessness is from me hoping in myself, me trying to figure out only what God can.

Our hope must be guarded in times of trial and testing. What guards our hope? The Word of God's Promise!

Jeremiah 29:11-12 (AMP)

For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome. 12 Then you will call upon Me, and you will come and pray to Me, and I will hear and heed you.

My Thoughts About This = Miraculous Musings! J

I can rest my hope on things of "infinite value" instead of resting my hope on things of "human value"!

Human Value: retirement plans – health insurance – life insurance

 

I can rest my hope in the promises of God, these have "infinite value" in my life. I can't rest my hope in the pledge of men.

God promised to take care of me, He promised to meet my needs and be my Provider.

Hebrews 6:18-20 We who have run for our very lives to God have every reason to grab the promised hope with both hands and never let go. It's an unbreakable spiritual lifeline, reaching past all appearances right to the very presence of God where Jesus, running on ahead of us, has taken up his permanent post as high priest for us

My Thoughts About This = Miraculous Musings! J

I really like that! Hope is an unbreakable spiritual lifeline reaching me right into the Presence of God.

If I want to increase my hope in God, I must cling tightly to God, I must dig my roots deeply in His promises!

The greatest "infinite value" I have in my life is the Presence of God. Omnipresent Reality Check!

Philippians 3:8 (NLT)

Yes, everything else is worthless when compared with the infinite value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have discarded everything else, counting it all as garbage, so that I could gain Christ

My Thoughts About This = Miraculous Musings! J

Infinite Value is what the Holy Spirit leads me too. Am I rooted to "infinite value"? Because this is where my hope is strengthened.

My roots need to be dug deeply in Kingdom soil and I should be planting seeds in my life that will bloom in "infinite value" and increase in God Hope!

I am giving my life to the things that have "Infinite Value" not to the things that have "human value" this is my life-passion this week and hope will follow me wherever I go!

Don't go down the bunny trail looking for human value! If you chase after "infinite value" you will be find a path of God-Hope

Verse Of The Day@biblegateway.com

"Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love."

Ephesians 4:2 NIV

My Notes As I Listen To Ephesians 4:

A Prisoner for the Lord… Walk worthy to what you have been called with all humility and gentleness, bearing with one another with love, eager to preserve unity. WE are called One Faith! Over all and in all is our God. Jesus gave gifts to men. He Who descended, ascended far above all the heavens that He might fill all things. He gave us Pastors Teachers to equip the saints, to mature us to manhood to the fullness of Christ. No longer children tossed to and fro by the ways and carried about by human cunnings. We are to grow up in every way in Christ, by speaking the truth in love. The Body builds itself up in love as it works together. Do not walk in the futility of your mind, alienated from God due to their hardness of hearts. Greedy to practice every impurity. The truth is in Jesus, to put off your old self, corrupt by deceitful desires. Be renewed in the Spirit of your mind in the true righteousness and holiness. Speak the truth with each other, be angry and do not sin, do not let the sun go down on your anger, and give opportunity to the devil. Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouth but only such that is good for building up. Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God to Whom you were sealed to the day of redemption. Put away all malice, be kind to one another tender hearted forgiving others as Christ forgave you.

My Thoughts About This = Miraculous Musings! J

We are to grow up in "everyway"… not just in some ways, not just in the comfortable ways, but in every way unto Jesus. I need to stop being tossed to and fro by these changes in my life. God is allowing them for His purpose and even if I don't see the purpose when they happen, I need to trust Him. Jesus help me to take this next step in my walk with YOU, trusting YOU with everything, everything… EVERYTHING!!

Futility… Oh it is pointless… Why even try… I will never be able to do it… It is just too hard… Nothing ever turns out right… these are thoughts of futility and they X out God's possibility!

Whatever I speak should build up, not tear down in any way. I have to be more conscious of this… in any way, I do not tear down… but in all ways build up!

Worship Wisdom! Changing Me! Speaking God's Truth-Hope!

Hold Fast By Mercy Me

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Hny-xp4k9c

Hold Fast To God! His Help Is On The Way! Trust God! He Is Greater Than My Strife! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Hny-xp4k9c #TWorship

On Christ The Solid Rock I Stand By Interface

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQgD_Wg9DG4

Wholly Lean On Jesus! Lean Into The Sovereign Sway Today!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQgD_Wg9DG4 #Tworship

Rest On God's Unchanging Grace! Hope Anchors Us! Hope In God!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQgD_Wg9DG4 #TWorship

When my world falls apart and I am lost in this land-can't see your plan- I'll Stand In Your Strength! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQgD_Wg9DG4 #TWorship

Psalm 20:5

May we shout for joy when we hear of your victory and raise a victory banner in the name of our God. May the LORD answer all your prayers.

New Living Translation!

A Seasoned Servant Of God Has Encouraged Me Today

Sent To Me By My Hubby! Written By: Kent A. Hansen khansen@claysonlaw.com

In the second year of King Darius, in the seventh month, on the twenty-first day of the month, the word of the Lord came by the prophet Haggai, saying: Speak now to Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Joshua son of Jehozadak, the high priest, and to the remnant of the people, and say, Who is left among you that saw this house in its former glory? How does it look to you now? Is it not in your sight as nothing? Yet now take courage, O Zerubbabel, says the Lord; take courage, O Joshua, son of Jehozadak, the high priest; take courage, all you people of the land, says the Lord; work, for I am with you, says the Lord of hosts, according to the promise that I made you when you came out of Egypt. My spirit abides among you; do not fear. For thus says the Lord of hosts: Once again, in a little while, I will shake the heavens and the earth and the sea and the dry land; and I will shake all the nations, so that the treasure of all nations shall come, and I will fill this house with splendor, says the Lord of hosts. The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, says the Lord of hosts. The latter splendor of this house shall be greater than the former, says the Lord of hosts; and in this place I will give prosperity, says the Lord of hosts (Hag 2:1-9).

There was likely no one still living in Jerusalem who had witnessed Nebuchadnezzar destroy Solomon's temple and haul away its treasures 66 years before. But their parents and grandparents had told them the stories of the beauty and splendor of the symbol of the Jewish people and its unique link to God. With each telling the glories of the temple must have grown in imagination. Now, the people rebuilding the temple labored under the burden of that former greatness and began to regard their efforts to rebuild as pitiful and shabby by comparison. Anyone who is going to move forward with the Lord is going to have to get their head out of the past. This may be difficult given the power of history to shape our allegiances and faith and the toxic contagion of bitter resentment over loss. The past is one of the pieces of luxury baggage that a person rich in pride, guilt or hoarded memories must off-load if he or she is going to enter the narrow gate into the kingdom of heaven.

The people restoring the temple found their vision and materials did not match the stories and in increasing shame and doubt they began to carp, complain and criticize. Discouragement was setting in like an early frost blighting the unharvested crops.

Here is always a challenge-- Are we serving God or are we serving the past? Get your "head" out of the past! Kent Hansen

It's a challenge that must be faced by a spouse who daydreams of a carefree but lost youthful love to escape the realities of bills, diapers, runny noses and the demanding routines of marriage. It is a spirit-draining temptation to believers longing for the soul-padded comfort of their former pastor and church family rather than thinking and praying through new perspectives and relationships.

Do we humble ourselves to God's leading in the realities of the present or do we elevate our memories of what was or might have been to first place in our hearts and minds? Kent Hansen

Nostalgia for the past is an idol that must fall. Jesus warned us to "Remember Lot's wife" (Luke 17:32), because she put her affinity for what lay behind her before following God and thereby forfeited the new life and faith that he was leading her family towards (Gen 19:26). Kent Hansen

The children of Israel received a fresh supply of manna every day they were in the wilderness (Ex 16:13-35). They were not to hoard it because that would be a denial of the evergreen grace of God's presence in the driest desert where their cravings for the savory stews of Egypt were a symptom of the addictive enslavement from which the Lord in his great mercy had delivered them.

Is it wrong to want what those who came before us possessed-- a nice home and family, a profitable occupation, a beautiful place of worship, perhaps? Yes, if those desires are the only way we see and measure God. We think we are restoring God when we seek to mend and revarnish the old furniture that decorated his dwellings with those who came before us, but we cannot relegate God to museums that we visit on the occasional field trip to marvel how it must have been then.

The people working on the temple wanted to restore the glory of the past. When they couldn't match the material and craftsmanship, they deemed themselves failures and unworthy.

That's the point when the Lord stepped in through Haggai with the jolt of reality in the form of a question. "Who is left among you who saw this house in its former glory? How does it look to you now? Is it not in your sight as nothing?" (Hag 2:1-3)

Then the Lord followed up with a cascade of grace--

Take courage . . . work, for I am with you according to the promise that I made you when you came out of Egypt . . . My spirit abides among you; do not fear. I will shake the heavens and the earth and the sea and the dry land; and I will shake all the nations, so that the treasure of all nations shall come, and I will fill this house with splendor . . . the silver is mine, and the gold is mine . . . the latter splendor of this house shall be greater than the former . . . and in this place I will give prosperity, says the Lord of hosts (Hag 2:4-8).

The Lord wants the real thing, not replicas of the past, and he told them so. The very definition of the "real thing" is God's presence with his people. God is doing something new and everything necessary to his purpose is at his disposal. The splendor of the temple is that God is there, not what we bring to it.

We study the past for evidence of God's leading, but that evidence is just the dry bone's of Ezekiel's vision, unless God breathes new life into us and through us (Ez 37).

The problem with our nostalgic reverence for the past is that it keeps us from seeing what God is doing in us and for us and through us in the present. There is nothing that anyone had from God in the past that he is not willing to give to us now and more (John 14:12;1 Cor 2:8-10).

We are not step-children or poor relations depending on the spiritual "hand-me-downs" of our ancestors. No, "If anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation; everything old has passed away; see everything has become new" (2 Cor 5:17).

How great is your God and what can he do for you? Well, you don't know do you because he hasn't finished yet. You can know as his child and his handiwork that "The one who began a good work in you will bring it to completion by the day of Jesus Christ" (Phil 1:6). You can know that "When Christ who is your life is revealed, then you also will be revealed with him in glory"( Col 3:4).

His power to do these things is complete. "I tell you, 'something greater than the temple is here,'" said Jesus referring to himself (Mt 12:6). It is Jesus Christ who is indestructible. "Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up again" (John 2:20). The good news is that we are the living stones of that rebuilt temple (1 Pet 2:4-5).

Don't resist his work of renewal by clinging to your past or by trying to repeat it in your relationships with the Lord and with others. Regardless of whether you consider your past, good, bad or indifferent, he has one thing to offer you for it--forgiveness, which indicates his judgment about what is required to deal with it.

In place of your past, he gives you a future with hope (Jer 29:11). Until then he gives you steadfast, unceasing love and new mercies every morning. Great is his faithfulness (Lam 3:22-23).

Under the mercy of Christ, Kent Hansen

My Thoughts About This = Miraculous Musings! J

Wow! The Holy Spirit knows exactly that I needed that devotional! I am speechless! All I can say is OUCH! OUCH! OUCH!! I need to get my head out of the past! I am not meant to live in this house. God has me on the road with great Kingdom purpose! I need to let it go, this house and my past! God knows what He is doing and He has everything He needs to carry out His purposes in my life! I am purposefully planted in Pinehurst for a time such as this and God's Got This! God doesn't need me telling Him what I want to do and how I want to do it! I don't know why God moved us out of Military Ministry at Ft Benning GA, but I need to let go and stop trying to repeat it. If I don't let go of the past, I won't stop being restless and I will miss what God has for me in the present! This house, my life style here can become an idol if I keep looking back at it. I have been elevating my memories of what might have been instead of following God into the future. Nostalgia for the past is an idol in me that must fall! This is the root of my restlessness! Who am I serving? God or my past? Is my affinity for my past causing me to not be called to God 1st, following God 1st? Help me Jesus, show me how to topple this idol of nostalgia for my past ministry life and home life and help me to move forward to where You are leading without turning my head back for a second glimpse of nostalgia, but learning to fully face YOU and the direction YOU are leading Bob and I! Trusting God and waiting well is giving God time to work without impulsively interrupting Him with my doubts and unbelief.

leadership wisdom from Ron edmondston blog

There are some characteristics which set a great leader apart from mediocre leaders. Great leaders are multidimensional. While continuing to improve, great leaders have achieved certain markers in leadership.

Here are 7 marks of a great leader:

With humility, surrendering your way when it's not the best way

With intentionality, continuing to learn and grow as a leader

With compassion, considering the needs of others ahead of your own

With integrity, never separating character from your definition of quality or success

With passion, the ability to rally a team and articulate the path to victory

With vision, seeing things other can't see or are afraid to pursue

With strength, having the discipline to follow through on commitments

I'm not claiming all great leaders excel in each of these areas, certainly not that I have, but there should be a certain level of accomplishment, a progression towards each of them or at least a desire to do so…to be a great leader.

My Thoughts About This = Miraculous Musings! J

Great! I might add this one: With followship, keeping your head out of the past-fully facing God-moving forward as He leads

A Seasoned Servant Of God Has Encouraged Me Today

Pastor Elliott Osowitt

Things that used to be important have lost their appeal. It is my prayer that we become more "Kingdom minded" and invest more in things that are ETERNAL. I pray we invest in this next generation coming up through our personal witness of Jesus Christ. I pray we give them a real role model that will show them how to live an abundant life without the trappings of the "lust of the eyes".

I pray God will grant us the maturity to grow in all wisdom and keep our priorities in line with the truth of His word. Pastor Elliott

My Thoughts About This = Miraculous Musings! J

Oh I so agree! God spoke this to me yesterday:

Yes, everything else is worthless when compared with the infinite value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have discarded everything else, counting it all as garbage, so that I could gain Christ

New Living Translation (NLT) Holy Bible. New Living Translation copyright© 1996, 2004, 2007 by Tyndale House Foundation.

My Thoughts About This = Miraculous Musings! J

I really love this scripture because it shows the difference between putting a "human value" on something and putting an "infinite value" on something. Knowing Jesus has Infinite value. Knowing a car, a home, things and stuff have "human value"! Giving my life to the things that have "Infinite Value" not the things that have "human value", should be my life-passion. When I don't want to give up the things that have "human value" so I can receive more "infinite value" in my life, then my roots are dug deep in earthly things. My roots need to be dug deeply in Kingdom soil and I should be planting seeds in my life that will bloom in "infinite value"! Right now I am leaning way far into things of "human value" and making choices based on preserving my "human value"! I need to lean into a Sovereign Sway and be more conscious of my moments being redeemed in the choices that render "infinite value"!

I read this today and it really did realign my priorities!!

Do we humble ourselves to God's leading in the realities of the present or do we elevate our memories of what was or might have been to first place in our hearts and minds? Kent Hansen

When you dig down deep with the Lord, you do not come away empty. He fills you to the brim, even to overflowing! Boyd Bailey

http://wisdomhunters.com/ Boyd Bailey

Strength in God By Boyd Bailey

"David was greatly distressed because the men were talking of stoning him; each one was bitter in spirit because of his sons and daughters. But David found strength in the Lord his God." 1Samuel 30:6

God is your source of strength. Other sources will run dry, or lose their effectiveness. Strength outside of God is temporary at best, and cannot be depended upon. You may find strength for a while through your sheer determination and will power, but eventually, your own efforts will dissipate in power. A life striving in self-directed strength will expire without an ongoing infusion of the Lord's strength. He is our life, yet we sometimes neglect our built-in energy source.

Do not allow the cares of this world to choke out the hope you have in Christ. You can find strength in Him, without having to look far at all. Sometimes we search for strength in all the wrong places and then sheepishly come back to God. There is no need to circumvent Christ. You can't improve on Jesus. Fall at His feet, and He will pick you up and fill you with His power.

The power of God is unparalleled in conquering fear and discouragement. You may have lost a loved one through death. Their influence in your life was immense. You will miss them sorely. Their faith was a rock of reassurance for you. But, now is the time to tap into the same strength that caused the faith of your friend to flourish. When you dig down deep with the Lord, you do not come away empty. He fills you to the brim, even to overflowing!

God is your burden-bearer and your strength-giver. Do not neglect to allow His Spirit to ignite your strength to love. Ask Him to enlarge your heart of love, so that He can love more through you. God takes your almost empty heart and fills it fully with His strength. This is the paradox of His power: Your weakness and emptiness mean that you have depleted self and are now in a position to be fully filled by Him. Ironically, now you are in a position of strength.

This is how God works. He empties us of ourselves, so that He can fill us with Himself. So, your tentative and weak state is really to your advantage. Humility and even fear position you to be strengthened in the Lord. Therefore, stay in the Lord. Moreover, He gives you strength so that you can do the same for others. Your newfound strength in Him is not meant to remain sterile—rather, it's meant to be viral.

Your strength in the Lord is for the sake of others. God's strength is meant to be unleashed. It is designed to serve the destiny of others. There are weak people all around you who are vulnerable to preying imposters of the faith. It is your authentic strength of character, residing in Christ, that is attractive to them. They discern this in you and desire to be strengthened by the Lord. So, allow them to lean on you for a time. Your being there for them is like a blood transfusion of God's strength. Their faith has become anemic through adversity, and God is using you to build up their eternal immunities. Strength in the Lord provides energy into eternity. Tap into it daily, for your sake and for the sake of others!

Faith becomes anemic through adversity, and God will use you to build up others eternal immunities. Boyd Bailey

Joyce Meyer: Promises for Your Everyday Life - a Daily Devotional

Psalm 37: 4 Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He will give you the desires and secret petitions of your heart. Amplified Bible

God created us that way and He's the only one who can satisfy us. When we go to something other than God to make us feel good about ourselves, we're really just replacing something real with a cheap substitute. Whatever your emotional needs are today, know that only God can meet them. He is the only lasting source of life. Go to Him today, He's the only One who can satisfy.
Prayer Starter: God, I don't want to waste my time chasing cheap substitutes. You are the only One who can satisfy. Show me how to daily find my true delight and satisfaction in You and only You. Joyce Meyer

YOU VERSION READING PLAN- THOUGHTS AS I READ:

Genesis 46, 47, 48

  • Jacob was unsure and God spoke to him, to reassure him that everything would be alright.
  • Jacob obeyed God and took all his family and everything he owned to Egypt
  • Joseph settled his family in Egypt. Those who had betrayed him, he gave them the best of the land and the food because he knew that what happened in his past was a way to put the purposes of God in play for his future. Sometimes what is happening now that is stressful to us, is the purposes of God in play, so our future will be good.
  • Joseph managed Pharaoh's empire successfully because God had set him up with Favor and wisdom. The famine caused the people to sell everything they had for food, they became slaves to Pharoah.
  • Ephraim was given the blessing even though Manasseh was older, this is very interesting to see how this pattern continued to show forth the provincial purpose of God. God had a plan for Ephraim to be greater and His children to become a group of nations.

Romans 15

  • We should help others, not please ourselves 1st but serve others and build them up, encourage them.
  • Even Jesus put others 1st.
  • The bible was written to teach us, the scriptures give us strength to endure, they cheer us up and give us hope
  • God will help us agree with each other as we follow Him
  • Jesus accepts us and that is why we unconditionally accept others.
  • God is true and He will keep His promises.
  • Everyone, Jew and Gentile have hope in Jesus. He is a God of hope and He will fill us with great joy. As we trust in God, we will have perfect peace and His Holy Spirit will fill us with hope!
  • We should speak of the things God does through us

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AUTHOR TABLE****************** BE Encouraged

BREAKFAST TABLE*************** Tighten Your Belt    

FAMILY TABLE******************* A New Day

LISTENER TABLE*****************Forever Yours

MILITARY TABLE*****************Enduring Heat

SERVANT TABLE******************Drink Deeply    

SMORGASBORD TABLE ***********Peace

 

 

 

2 comments:

val said...

A gift for you...truth.
God will not put any child created in his image no matter what their sins into a hell fire. It never entered God’s heart or mind to ever do such a thing Jer 7:31, Jer 19:5. God will forgive all. Every knee shall bow and every tongue shall confess to God Rom 14:11. I would like to invite you to read http://minigoodtale.wordpress.com where the true word is delivered Rev 12 and proven. Satan has deceived the whole world, until now.

Kimberlymac said...

satan has deceived... BUT Jesus came and in Spirit and Truth, He has brought us freedom. Truth, God's Truth will set us free... forever! No doubt about it! His Word is Truth! Every single line of it is TRUTH and I submit myself to HIM and to HIS TRUTH. I obey HIM because I love HIM not because of the law, but out of a personal relationship with Jesus... this is TRUTH in action. I make the right choice 1st. I am grateful that I have chosen Jesus Christ, because His Word says and He said: The wages of sin is death... BUT.. accepting Jesus Christ gives you eternal life. This Is Truth!