Daily Devotion-April 05 2017

TRUST GOD
THE BIBLE SAYS:
Thus says the LORD, Cursed is the man who trusts in mankind and makes flesh his strength, and whose heart turns away from the LORD….Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD.
JEREMIAH 17:5-7
The Bible warns us that we are Cursed if we trust in other people.
All of us are flawed. Even the best.
The fact of the matter is our hearts are deceitful above all things.
Jeremiah 17: 9-10
David realized that, ultimately, other people would fall short, but he could depend on God.
It was God who saved him from death. When he faced trouble and difficulty, he knew who he could depend on Him, and could cry out Him.
Whatever situation you face, remember that you can trust God.
You may make mistakes.
Others may fall short and disappoint you.
But you can depend on Him!


Daily Devotion-April 04 2017

FEAR OR FOCUS
THE BIBLE SAYS:
Fearing people is a dangerous trap, but trusting the LORD means safety.
Proverbs 29:25
If we fear other people, we will find ourselves being trapped.
Emotionally, Mentally. Even Spiritually
But the key to freedom and success is to trust in the LORD! TO focus on Him.
Be sure in your life that you trust God completely.
Don’t allow your life to be paralyzed by emotions.
As you depend on Him, let Him take away your worries and fears.
Focus on serving Him, and being a faithful servant.
Completing the assignments He has given you.
Only be concerned about His approval.


Daily Devotion-April 03 2017

FAITH
THE BIBLE SAYS:
NOW faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen.
Hebrews 11:1
On the way to the Dedication of the Episcopal Residence! This was history in the making for the Western Episcopal District. “Now we Know” what Faith in God can do….if you only believe. My post for today


Daily Devotion-April 02 2017

GRATITUDE
THE BIBLE SAYS:
Bless the Lord, or my soul, and forget not all his benefits.
Psalm 103:2
When you think of the goodness of God and all He has done for you
You Thank God!
Thinking and Thanking go hand in hand.
Think about what God has done for you
Think about what God did not give you
Think about what God is going to give you.
Our hearts should overflow with Gratitude for who He is.
Be Thankful!!!.


Daily Devotion-April 01 2017

TEACHING ON PRAYER
THE BIBLE SAYS:
And it came to pass, that, as he was praying in a certain place, when he ceased, one of the his disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray, as John also tight his disciples.
And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name, THY kingdom come.Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth.
Talking to the Lord is prayer, but prayer is more than just saying what we feel.
Making a commitment to Christ, through the power of the Holy Spirit, transforms the heart, and from a transformed heart come a desire for what we want and need.
Confession and Repenting is the kick start.
Just a little talk with Jesus makes it right.
Ask the Lord to give you strength for the journey.
Ask the Lord to help you love others
Ask the Lord to keep you.
Tell the Lord thank you.
Prayer changes us and changes people.


Daily Devotion – March 31 2017

O TASTE AND SEE
THE BIBLE SAYS:
O taste and see that the LORD is good.
Psalm 34:8
Our history does not determine our destiny.
Thank God for Jesus.
Love lifted us.
Don’t look back….that was yesterday.
Look up and Look forward to brighter days.
We don’t look like what we have been through.
We don’t have to be a star
The devil thought he had us
But what was meant for evil
God turned it around for our good.
We can shine everyday…because God has been good to us!!!


Daily Devotion-March 30 2017

Firsthand Experience
THE BIBLE SAYS:
We have heard with our ears, our fathers have told us the work that you did in their days…For by their own sword they did not possess the land, and their own arm did not save them, but Your right hand and Your arm and the light of Your presence.
Psalm 44:1-3
We can learn from history, remembering that the Bible is filled with examples.
But we all need first hand experience. We all need relief.
When we feel discouraged, we need encouragement.
When we face defeat, we need victory.
When we are sick, we need healing.
We need to have daily, personal encounters with Him, and know the He is real in our lives.
Today do you need Healing, Victory, Wisdom, Answers to prayer?
Don’t be content with second hand experiences.
Believe God that His promises
are true for you.
Seek Him until your needs are met.
Don’t give up but draw closer to Him.
Others may tell you about their experiences…the best experience is….knowing God did it for you!


Daily Devotion-March 29 2017

YOU ARE UNIQUE
THE BIBLE SAYS:
All the people shouted with a great shout when they praised the LORD BECAUSE the foundation of the house of the LORD was laid. Yet many….who had seen the first Temple wept with a loud voice.
Ezra 3:11-12
As we go through life, each of us sees events from a unique perspective.
We each have our own priorities and histories, families and personal experiences. Our own thoughts and emotions. Talents and gifts.
Needs and interests.
God knows that each of us is different. And we need to remember that others react to events in ways different than we do.
Remember that you are unique. God has given each one of us a special perspective on life.
He has a different calling just for You!
Others may not react to events and see things the same way you do.
Ask God to help you be sensitive to the needs of others and to His Spirit.
Let Him give you His love.His compassion. His wisdom. His discernment.


Daily Devotion-March 28 2017

Hearing God’s Call
The Bible says:
One thing I ask of the LORD, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to seek Him in His temple
Psalm 27:4 NIV
As we seek God’s face, we grow in confident hope that God will bring His transforming goodness into the situations we are in.
That is why we can be persistent in prayer and not let go of God’s promises.
Keep praying….
Keep seeking…
Keep hoping.
Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.
AS WE COME TO HIM..HE COMES TO US.


Daily Devotion-March 24 2017

NEW DAY
THE BIBLE SAYS:
THE UNFAILING LOVE OF THE LORD NEVER ENDS!GREAT IS HIS FAITHFULNESS:HIS MERCIES BEGIN AFRESH EACH DAY.
LAMENTATIONS 3:22
THANK GOD FOR NEW MERCIES EVERY DAY.
WE START THE DAY WITH A NEW CLEAN SHEET.
WHAT WILL BE WRITTEN ON YOUR PAGE TODAY?
WILL YOU BE KIND AND LOVING?
WILL YOU OBEY GOD?
WILL TREAT EVERYBODY RIGHT?
SINCE GOD HAS GIVEN US A NEW DAY TO GET IT RIGHT
GIVE SOMEONE ELSE A CHANCE.