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Friday, July 25, 2014

Your Love Guard Me Through The Night…



Tonight I Pray that we come to You Father with a thankful heart for allowing us to be alive during this special time in the history of this world!!!  We are so grateful that we were chosen to be the generation that ends the time of the church and gets to be swept up into the Rapture.  Please dear Father give us a humble and thankful spirit.  Give us Your strength so that we can make it to the finish line racing like sons and daughter of the Living God Almighty!!!  That we share the Good News of Jesus Christ and His Saving Grace with all that we meet.  Gives us all a great hunger for Your Word so that we can be the mighty men and women of God that You planned for us to be in these last days. So that we can all live in Your Will, Word and Way for our lives even until the end. In Jesus name I pray, Amen and Amen.  God bless you!!! ♥♥♥

Word of the Day... July 25, 2014....


Envy, Part Two
by Charles R. Swindoll
 Not that I speak from want, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am.  I know how to get along with humble means, and I also know how to live in prosperity; in any and every circumstance I have learned the secret of being filled and going hungry, both of having abundance and suffering need.  I can do all things through Him who strengthens me
Philippians 4:11-13

Shakespeare called it "the green sickness." Bacon admitted "it has no holidays." Horace declared that "tyrants never invented a greater torment." Barrie said envy "is the most corroding of the vices." Sheridan referred to it in his play The Critic when he wrote, "There is not a passion so strongly rooted in the human heart as this." Philip Bailey, the eloquent English poet of yesteryear, vividly described it as "a coal [that] comes hissing hot from hell."

And speaking of hell, no one has done a better job of portraying envy than Dante. In his Purgatory, you may recall, the envious sit like blind beggars by a wall. Their eyelids are sewed shut. The symbolism is apt, showing the reader that it is one of the blindest sins---partly because it is unreasonable, partly because the envious person is sewed up in himself. Swollen with poisonous thoughts. In a dark, constricting world of almost unendurable self-imposed anguish.

Envy in Scripture? Look at the facts. It sold Joseph into slavery, drove David into exile, threw Daniel in the den, and put Christ on trial. (If you question that, better check Matthew 27:18.) Paul tells us that it's one of the prevailing traits of depravity (Romans 1:29) and a team member that plays in the same backfield with profanity, suspicion, and conceit (1 Timothy 6:4).

The answer? Contentment. Feeling comfortable and secure with where you are and who you are. Not having to "be better" or "go further" or "own more" or "prove to the world" or "reach the top" or . . .

Having some big struggles with envy? Eating your heart out because somebody's a step or two ahead of you in the race and gaining momentum? Relax. You are you---not them! And you are responsible to do the best you can with what you've got for as long as you're able.

Remember, the race isn't over. And even when it is, a lot of things you got hot and bothered about during your lifetime won't even show up in eternity. I don't care how many trophies or awards or dollars or degrees may be earned or won on earth, you can't take 'em with you. So it isn't worth the sweat. Death always cures "the green sickness."  Have a Simply Heavenly day!!!  God bless you!!!  

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Your Love Guard Me Through The Night….


Tonight I Pray that you trust in the Lord for He is our strength and our song!!!  Spend time with Him for the pure pleasure of being in HIS Presence!!!  I pray that you enjoy His companionship by waiting upon the Lord and be in His Word then He will reveal Himself to you.  Put away all thought of the tasks of your day and allow His Presence to be imprinted upon you!!!  I pray that you don’t allow your fears to block the flow of His Spirit. When you feel yourself slipping you may lose sight of Him at times. But as you move towards Him and call out to Him in your thoughts, words and prayers and you will become aware of His Presence.  Remember that He is our Strength and our Song and in these last days we need to remember to share that strength with others as we continue our journey together toward heaven. For it is in Him that we live, move and His Spirit will sparkle through us as a light in a world that is growing dimmer with each passing day.  I pray that as we rejoice in the Lord together that we will become a reservoir for His great love that will flow into the lives of others.  In Jesus name I Pray, Amen and Amen…  I Love You All!!!  God Bless You!!! ♥♥♥

Word of the Day... July 24, 2014...


Envy, Part One
by Charles R. Swindoll
If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit.  Let us not become boastful, challenging one another, envying one another.  Galatians 5:25-26

What exactly is envy? How does it differ from its twin, jealousy? Envy (the more sophisticated of the two) is a painful and resentful awareness of an advantage enjoyed by another . . . accompanied by a strong desire to possess the same advantage. Envy wants to have what someone else possesses. Jealousy wants to possess what it already has. Jealousy is coarse and cruel. Envy is sneaky and subtle. Jealousy clutches and smothers. Envy is forever reaching, longing, squinting, thinking (and saying) sinister insinuations.

When you stop and think about it, envy is the worse of the two. God declared several times in His Word that He is a "jealous God" . . . but not once did He say He had envy.

Envy finds acceptable ways of expressing its resentment. One favorite method is the "but" approach. When I talk of someone I envy, I may say, "He is an excellent salesman, but he really isn't very sincere." Or "Yeah, she has a brilliant mind, but what a dull teacher!" Or "The man is an outstanding surgeon, but he doesn't mind charging an arm and a leg."

Another favorite avenue of expression envy enjoys to travel is the "reversal" approach. Someone does a good job, and I cast a shadow over it by questioning the motive. An individual gives a truly generous gift, and we mutter, "He's obviously trying to make an impression." A Christian couple buys a new car and a few pieces of nice furniture. Watch out! There will be somebody who will squeeze out an envious comment like, "Well, they probably don't tithe. We'd have a lot more money to spend if we didn't tithe."

One wag wrote this doggerel:
I hate the guys
Who minimize and criticize
The other guys
Whose enterprise
Has made them rise
Above the guys who criticize.¹

The "unfavorable comparison" approach is equally cynical. The baritone does a commendable job on Sunday as an envious pew-sitter thinks, "Compared with so-and-so, he's a dud." Or "If you think my neighbor has a nice lawn, you ought to take a drive out to Palos Verdes. Those places will make the Franklins' grass look like it has the mange!"

It's a curious fact that envy is a tension often found among professionals, the gifted, and the highly competent. You know, doctors, singers, artists, lawyers, business men and women, authors, entertainers, preachers, educators, athletes, politicians, and all public figures. Strange, isn't it, that such capable folks find it nearly impossible to applaud others in their own field who excel a shade or two more than they? Envy's fangs may be hidden, but take care when the creature coils . . . no matter how cultured and dignified it may appear.

God's Word strongly admonishes us against envy; fortunately, it also tells us how to tame the monster within. We'll talk about that tomorrow.  I hope you enjoyed this as much as I did.  Have a Simply Heavenly day!!!  God bless you!!! 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Your Love Guard Me Through The Night…..


I Pray TONIGHT that the Lord take away all feelings of uncertainty and being out of control.  We pray that YOUR perfect love would cast out all fear tonight and replace it with confidence in YOUR sufficiency.  Tonight as we hold tightly to the hand of Jesus, I pray you allow Him to lead you through the darkest night.  He knows the road ahead and can bring us all back into the light of HIS love and grace.  WALK in that light so that you can be a beacon to a lost world…  I pray that you trust Him in all areas of your life.  The harder it gets the tighter you hold His hand. Knowing that He is always before you.  One step at a time.  Neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all of creation, can separate you from HIS loving Presence.  Stand on that faith!!!  In Jesus name I pray, Amen and Amen…  I love you all!!!  God bless you!!! ♥♥♥

Word of the Day.... July 23, 2014...


God's Safety NetAll have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.  —Romans 3:23

Visitors to San Francisco can't help but be amazed at that architectural wonder called the Golden Gate Bridge. During its initial phases of construction, a number of workers lost their grip and fell to their deaths in the San Francisco Bay. Needless to say, this slowed down the construction process quite dramatically. The builders were trying to think of a way to remedy this, so they did something that had never been done before. A giant net was installed under the construction area. The workers knew that if they did fall, the net would catch them. It wouldn't be a pleasant experience, but they would live to tell about it. The result was they could work without the fear of dying. They were able to move quickly and finish the project.

Did you know that God has put a safety net under you? By that I mean, when you slip, when you fall, when you make a mistake, it doesn't mean that your name has been blotted out of the Book of Life and that you are now persona non grata with God. Because He came into your heart, forgave you, and committed Himself to you, He now protects you, sealed you, and justified you as a result of that commitment.

The fact is that we as Christians will sin and fall short. The Scriptures, as well as our own experiences in life, tell us this is true. According to 1 John 1:8, "If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us." This is not an excuse for ungodly living. Nor is it a license for sin. It is a simple acknowledgement of reality.

This is a great devotional today from Pastor Greg!!!  I am so glad that I have Jesus as my Lord, Savior and safety net!!!  I hope that you have a Simply Heavenly day!!!  God bless you!!! 

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Your Love Guard Me Through The Night…..


Tonight I Pray that you never feel guilty for taking the time to seek out the Lord Jesus!  When you do this it is in answer to the Holy Spirit within you. Nudging you to spend time visiting with Him, in prayer and communion.  I pray that you recognize that He can transform you into an exceptional Christian when you turn over all of your passion to HIM and that His Love satisfies soul hunger like nothing else can!!!  I pray you know that as His child made in His image, that you were designed to only find fulfillment through Him and His great and all-encompassing Love!!!  Since this world is not our home I pray that you keep your eyes focused on the Lord and what He has for you. For He turns even dullest day bright and adds sparkle to the most mundane of tasks.  Step out in faith allow His Presence to light the path before you where ever you may go.  In Jesus name I pray, Amen and Amen…  I Love You All!!!!  God Bless You!!!! ♥♥

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