Verse of the day -July 24 2017

Verse of the Day
However, as it is written: “What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived” — the things God has prepared for those who love him—
1 Corinthians 2:9 NIV

Daily Devotion-July 24 2017

John 4:13-14 (NIV)
Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”
In John chapter 4, Jesus is resting alone by a well when a Samaritan women arrives. She purposefully arrived at the well in the middle of day to avoid anyone.
Although the women knew of God, she lived her life hiding in the lies of the enemy, avoiding others out of fear and shame. In their conversation Jesus completely confronted the woman with truth about her sin that changed her life forever. The woman immediately shared whatJesus shared with her and many others were saved that day.
Like the Samaritan woman at the well, we believe that our mistakes can disqualify us from living a blessed life. That’s when the enemy attacks our minds with fake news of; we’re not good enough, or we’re not deserving. But, God through His son Jesus has crushed the enemy who has been spreading the fake news. Through Jesus there is restoration, and breakthrough with our name on it! God wants us to stand out in the crowd and not hide. He wants us to be so blessed that everyone around us can see His goodness in our lives! Do not many believe the enemies fake news, stand in the God’s truth.

Daily Devotion-July 23 2017

Good morning, Jesus did it so can you…don’t give in to it! Be blessed with this message.
Because [Jesus] himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.
– Hebrews 2:18 (NIV)
Jesus did not succumb to it. He was persecuted for a righteous life, tempted in the desert, and died in a most hideous way. Our Savior understands our temptation because he too was tempted. Because Jesus loves us, he reminds us that we aren’t fooling him, and that we don’t need to remain distant because we think he can’t relate to us. At those moments, we can remember that Jesus knows, understands, and cares for us because he’s been there.

Daily Devotion-July 22 2017

Jesus said, “Unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds.”
– John 12:24 (NIV)
Have you ever wasted energy looking backward when you could have been looking forward to the new life God could plant in that now-empty space.
Rather than fighting change, we can instead consider how much sooner something new and beautiful could grow if we would only hand over our pride and control to God who longs to bless us. Contrary to the “me first” attitude that the world encourages, God tells us that if we die to our selfish desires (see Gal. 5:24), we will see doors opening to new growth — “far more than all we can ask or imagine.”
Live blessed in all you do!

Daily Devotion-July 21 2017

I’ll just say Yes….Lord
God did not give us a spirit of cowardice, but rather a spirit of power and of love and of self-discipline.
– 2 Timothy 1:7 (NRSV)
Scripture is filled with ordinary people called to do extraordinary things. The angel of the Lord called Gideon to deliver Israel from the Midianites. Gideon’s response was something like this: “My family is insignificant, and I am the most insignificant in my family.” Moses asked God to choose someone else to confront Pharaoh because he wasn’t a public speaker (Exod. 4:10). And on the day of his coronation, King Saul hid in a baggage room (1 Sam. 10:22). God often selects the not-so-willing and makes them capable.
At times, we all experience anxiety, feelings of inadequacy, and doubt. But a renewed sense of God’s presence within us gives us extraordinary abilities. When God calls us to take a job, to start a ministry, to extend a helping hand, we can rest assured that God also gives us the power, ability, love, and self-discipline to accomplish the task.

Daily Devotion-July 20 2017

What does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?
– Micah 6:8 (NRSV)
Our world often praises only those who dream big and achieve “great” things. But then there are those who work in smaller ways with their God-given gifts to touch our lives and make them better. In today’s restless world that’s a challenge for us all.

Daily Devotion-July 19 2017

Paul prayed 3 times and Christ still told him you’re overruled what have you been praying about and Christ told you you’re overruled?
His grace is sufficient for you and me!

Daily Devotion-July 18 2017

We want God when we’re in a trial.
God says give me some evidence and I’ll give you the victory!!!

Daily Devotion-July 17 2017

Philippians 4:8-9 (NLT)
And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.
“What’s On Your Mind?”
Today more than ever our minds are filled with concerns for our family, friends, work, finances, health, and everything in between. Add what we hear in the media, and those concerns are compounded by all the negative local, national, and world news. We can become overwhelmed and confused by all that’s going on in our lives. That confusion births negative thinking, and negative thinking marginalizes God’s truth for our lives.
In today’s verse Paul encouraged the people of Philippi to fix their thoughts on all that is good, and not what is bad. Paul recognized that as a Christian, life still has challenges. And the enemy will use those challenges to distract us from God’s best. It’s not that bad things will stop occurring in our lives when we focus on the good things of God. Rather, when we focus on the good things of God, we’ll begin to experience His victory in in our circumstances, and declare “all things are working for our good” (Romans 8:28.)
What’s on your mind? Are you thinking of the good things of God? If not, combat the enemies attacks of distractions by focusing on God everyday. Actively take several breaks each day to focus on Gods word and pray. This will insure that God is what’s on your mind!
This Weeks Prayer:
“Father, thank You for Your Word of truth which deposits peace and faith in my heart. Today I chose to focus on Your Word and invite You into every area of my mind. In Jesus’ name. Amen.”

Daily Devotion-July 16 2017

May the Holy Spirit anoint the preachers and the people today and the Church be added to.
Rev. John Stean & Jeannie Adler Stean
Rev.Micah McNeal
Rev. Jerry Prioleau
Rev.Sylvia Taylor
Minister Rubye Divens Hayden
Congratulations again. Expect the Great!!!
Presiding Elder Joyce Smith