Word of the Day Series

Start your day the Simply Heavenly way by joining me in a Bible study where we read and learn the Word of God!

Simply Heavenly Chicekn Picata

A tasty and healthy treat that you and your family will love to eat!

Jesus is, was and always will be!

Citrus, it's Simply Heavenly!

Read to find out the endless uses for citrus, God's all natural do-it-all wonderfruit!

A River Runs Through Us!

Don't hold back forgiveness..

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Word of the Day... May 23, 2015...


How to Get a Life
Then He said to them all, "If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me. For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will save it."  —Luke 9:23–24

Some may think the Christian life is restrictive, but actually it is the very opposite. Out there in the world where there are no restrictions, people will start reaping the consequences of their foolish actions. But those who are following Christ will find life at its fullest. Yes, there are boundaries and parameters, but they are there for our own protection.

Jesus said, "If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me" (Luke 9:23).

Nowadays we don't fully grasp the idea of taking up a cross. But people living in the first century did. The sight of someone carrying a cross down the street in Jerusalem meant that person was about to die. So when Jesus said, "Let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily," people got it. Jesus was saying that if we want to follow Him, then we must die to our own desires and put God's will above our own.

Jesus also said, "For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will save it" (Luke 9: 24). We have to lose our lives to find them.

People today like to say, "I need to find myself." But Jesus said that if you want to find life, purpose, and happiness, then you need to lose yourself. You come to God and say, "Here is my life. Here are my plans. Here are my dreams. Here are my hopes. Here are my aspirations. I present them to You. I want Your will more than my own."

If you really want to find life, then lose your life. If you want to get a life, then present it to the Lord, and watch what He will do.I hope that you enjoyed this devotional as much as I did.  Have a Simply Heavenly day!!  God bless you!!!

Friday, May 22, 2015

Your Love Guard Me Through The Night….


I Pray TONIGHT the Lord will move mightily in your life and help you to get at the root of your problems. I Pray that you will walk in revelation and illumination by the Holy Spirit!!!  Lord, I pray that HE will restore everything that has been lost.  That the dream in your heart may be bigger than your environment, but sometimes you have to get out of that environment in order to see that your dream is fulfilled. God wants to breathe new life into your dreams. He wants to breathe new hope into your heart.  He wants to walk with you in this life and as you walk with HIM, you will have one foot on earth and one in heaven!!! He will set the pace and will meet your needs according to His purpose. I pray that you WALK IN THAT FREEDOM! In Jesus Name I pray.  Amen and Amen!!....  I Love you all ... God bless you!!!

Word of the Day... May 22, 2015...


Make a Stand
"If you want to be my disciple, you must hate everyone else by comparison--your father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters--yes, even your own life. Otherwise, you cannot be my disciple."  —Luke 14:26

When I became a Christian, all of my friends were no longer my friends. They quickly turned on me, mocked me, and made a joke out of what I had just done.

Sometimes relationships hold people back from following Christ. They think, If I become a Christian, what will my boyfriend say? Or, What will my girlfriend say? If you have a boyfriend who would not want you to become a Christian, then you need a new boyfriend. And guys, the same is true of a girlfriend. If you have friends who would oppose your being a follower of Jesus Christ, then you need some new friends. You need to make a stand.

In Luke 9 we find the story of a man whom Jesus called to follow Him. But the man said to Jesus, "Lord, let me first go and bury my father" (verse 59).

Jesus responded by saying, "Let the dead bury their own dead, but you go and preach the kingdom of God" (verse 60). We may read that and think, Wow. Jesus was a little heartless, wasn't He? But the man was using an expression of the time that meant "wait until my father and mother die." It didn't mean that his father was dead. The man was effectively saying, "Give me a little time. Later, when my parents pass away, then I will follow You."

But Jesus was saying, "No, do it right now. I called you. If you want to do it, then do it. Or don't do it. It is your choice. But do it now."

The disciple must love Jesus more than anyone or anything else. Or to put it another way, your love for God should be so strong, so intense, that all other loves would be like hatred in comparison.  I hope that you enjoyed this devotional as much as I did.  Have a Simply Heavenly day!!  God bless you!!!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Your Love Guard Me Through The Night…


Tonight I pray that you learn how to rest in your Savior.  Take the time to lie down in green pastures so that He can restore your soul.  This computerized world that we belong to can get us all wired and sometimes we need to just tune out and turn everything off and simply rest in Jesus.  I pray that each one of you pull yourself away from the computer, cell phones, and TV each day so that you can find your way back to Jesus Christ.  He is right there waiting to spend time with you and fill you with His Peace. He wants each of us to walk down the paths of our lives with Him and allow Him to teach each one of us how to blaze the trail for others to find Jesus as their Lord.  So that they can also be restored and rest in the warm light of His Peace and Love.  I pray that you realize that He has chosen each one of us and the more we rely on Him the more He will shower us with His perfect Peace along all of our paths in life.  Stand on this faith and rest in His Great Light!!!    In Jesus name I pray, Amen and Amen.  I Love You All!!!  God Bless You!!! ♥♥♥

Word of the Day... May 21, 2015....


On Being Different
A. W. Tozer

The Church's mightiest influence is felt when she is different from the world in which she lives. Her power lies in her being different, rises with the degree in which she differs and sinks as the difference diminishes. This is so fully and clearly taught in the Scriptures and so well illustrated in Church history that it is hard to see how we can miss it. But miss it we do, for we hear constantly that the Church must try to be as much like the world as possible, excepting, of course, where the world is too, too sinful; and we are told to get adjusted to the world and be all things to all men. (This use of the passage, incidentally, points up Peter's saying that Our beloved brother Paul wrote some things which the unlearned and the unstable wrest to their own destruction.) One sure mark of the Church's heavenly character is that she is different from the rest of mankind; similarity is a mark of her fall. The sons of God and the sons of men are morally and spiritually separated, and between them there is a great gulf fixed. When religious persons try to bridge that gulf by compromise they violate the very principles of the kingdom of God.  I hope that you enjoyed this devotional as much as I did.  Have a Simply Heavenly day!!  God bless you!!!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Your Love Guard Me Through The Night….


Tonight I Pray that you begin to realize that the Lord Jesus is nearer than you think. He is with us in every moment of our lives.  We only need to reach out in our weakness to feel HIS strength!!!  We are connected through His great love and those bonds are something that no one can sever.  I pray that you realize that you have not, because you are not asking in union with His will and way for your life. He wants to be an active participant in every area of our lives. The more we are aware of His Presence, the safer we will feel. I pray that when you feel desperate and all alone, just whisper His name…JESUS!!… Then you will feel His Spirit envelope you in the warmth of His Great Love!!!   Walk In HIS Peace!  In Jesus name I pray, Amen and Amen….  I Love You All!!!  God Bless You!!! ♥♥♥

Word of the Day... May 20, 2015....


Time to Grow Up
So let us stop going over the basic teachings about Christ again and again. Let us go on instead and become mature in our understanding. Surely we don't need to start again with the fundamental importance of repenting from evil deeds and placing our faith in God.
—Hebrews 6:1
With five grandchildren, I have discovered that it is actually enjoyable to go out and shop for babies. Today products for infants are so much cooler and high-tech than when Cathe and I had our boys. It is fun to get all of the little things for children that help them along in their growth process.

At first babies don't do a whole lot because they are completely dependent on their mothers. But then they get a little bit older and start eating baby food. After a while, they can start eating food that has been chopped up in very small pieces for them. But you still have to keep them interested in what they're eating by making airplane noises with the spoon.

That is all fine. But it is not fine when a child is thirteen years old and you still have to do airplane noises. You want to teach a child to grow up. You want to teach a child to eat adult food. Eventually you want to teach a child to be a young adult and ultimately to take care of himself or herself. That is part of growing up.

There are believers today who have known the Lord for ten, fifteen, or twenty years, and they are still like infants. They need their spiritual food in small pieces. Everything needs to be entertaining. Everything needs to be fun.

But the Bible says, "So let us stop going over the basic teachings about Christ again and again. Let us go on instead and become mature in our understanding" (Hebrews 6:1).

I think it is time for all of us to grow up and be mature men and women of God, because the Christian life is following Jesus not only as our Savior but also as our Lord.  I hope that you enjoyed this devotional as much as I did.  Have a Simply Heavenly day!!  God bless you!!!

Amazon Contextual Product Ads

Amazon MP3 Clips

Share

Twitter Delicious Facebook Digg Stumbleupon Favorites More