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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Your Love Guard Me Through The Night…..


Tonight I Pray as you close your eyes in sweet repose, that the Holy Spirit keep a watch over you as you rest.  I pray that He guard your heart and mind while you sleep.  I pray that your mind will focus on His Words as you learn to rest in Him; I pray that you think on these things as you sleep;  whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is good…  I Pray that as you sleep the Holy Spirit will grant you His peace so you can relax in His everlasting arms. I pray that you awaken refreshed and ready to start your day with a thankful heart realizing that when you are truly thankful your visits with Jesus can be more intimate and fill you with gladness!!!  I pray that you realize that that we were made for this.   In Jesus name I pray, Amen and Amen…  I Love You All!!!  God bless you!!!♥♥♥

Word of the Day...August 31, 2014...


Questions
by Charles R. Swindoll
but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence;  1 Peter 3:15

Tom Skinner, the gifted black evangelist, penned a book with a title that won't let me go: If Christ Is the Answer, What Are the Questions?

I like that . . . not only because it's creative, but because it strikes a chord in my soul that harmonizes well with the voices of many searchers in society.

Far too many sheep in the fold have turned a deaf ear to the questions of goats outside the gate. We are busily engaged in a mutual-admiration campaign, complimenting one another's wool . . . or gloating over our position in the pen. The fence that separates us from the goats is all too often more like a sound-resistant one-way glass. This "glass fence" produces two serious and sad results:

1. It absorbs and muffles the outside sounds so that what we hear are not the actual questions goats are asking.

2. It reflects back to the goats not only their own hopeless appearance but a distinct silence that says, in effect, "Sorry, we have no answer," or "We'll just ignore that, since you're not teachable and only want to argue."

Oh sure, there are exceptions . . . but you've got to agree with me that most sheep have stopped considering the questions and have started analyzing the answers.

Now, I'm not saying we never make a stab at it. I am saying, however, that our stabs are usually quick thrusts of doctrinal daggers in technical verbiage familiar mainly to sheep, not careful throws of javelins in the jargon of the goats that hit the target with a telling effect. Sheep are satisfied, it seems, to bleat out answers to questions nobody's asking . . . or beat goats about the head and shoulders with dull biblical clubs backed up by a defensive, threatened attitude. My fellow sheep---that simply will not lead to a harvest of grateful goats. Bleeding, assaulted goats don't submit; they fight or flee.

Christianity is completely credible. Objective, honest, historically documented evidence in favor of the basics of our faith is massive in fact and impressive in volume. But there is many a goat who is hung up on some question(s) that tethers him outside the fold. His search is often genuine, his thinking is usually logical . . . and he is looking for evidence that makes sense, facts that hold up under intelligent investigation.

These questions are like ropes tossed over the fence. They are not necessarily designed to create an argument or slam our faith to the mat. They are often intellectual inquiries---occasionally theoretical---that force us to think (which many sheep stopped doing when they walked through the gate). If we view these ropes as lifelines, we'll grab hold and not let go. If we consider them as foolish arguments or an unimportant waste of time, we may miss choice, irreplaceable opportunities.

The apostle Peter put it this way:

always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence. (1 Peter 3:15)

He precedes this command with a reminder that we should feel neither troubled nor intimidated. The slightest noise gives woolies the willies. No need! Especially if we are "ready to make a defense."

Sheep on the front lines today are those who have come to know and love the Answer . . . but are able to handle the questions with wisdom and gentleness. This means that we must stay inquisitive and alert.

Maybe the reason we've stopped answering questions is because we've stopped asking them.  I hope you have a Simply Heavenly day!!  God bless you!!!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Your Love Guard Me Through The Night…..


I Pray TONIGHT that you forgive all those who have hurt or sinned against you and that you are healed from every wounded area in your life. Even now, a balm of Gilead flows to you from the throne room of heaven! I break any mentality of a victim, for Christ has made you victorious! I call forth a personal revival in your life - that the Presence of God would consume and overtake you - that God would be first in your life with preeminence and priority over all things concerning you! I command all impediments to your destiny to be removed and bind every hindering and debilitating spirit in the name of Jesus! I command doors of opportunity and elevation to be opened and doors of lack and struggle to be shut permanently - let all stolen virtues, goodness and blessings be retrieved for the glory of God! YOU ARE FAVORED!!! In Jesus Name I Pray, Amen and Amen. I Love you all...  God bless you!!! 

Word of the Day... August 30, 2014....


God's Selective Memory
by Skip Heitzig
I once read that we don't really forget anything. Everything we see, do, read, or hear is seared into our hard drive. Well, having it in the hard drive is one thing; recall is quite another. We forget people's names; we forget our promises. We also forget God. How easy it is to go through the day and get so busy with the world around us that we forget God gave us breath and saved us from our sins. Forgetting is typically thought of as a human attribute, but there is something even God said He forgets.

In Jeremiah 31, Jeremiah prophesied how God would bring Israel a Savior and establish a new covenant with them: "I will put My law in their minds, and write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. No more shall every man teach his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, 'Know the Lord,' for they all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them, says the Lord. For I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more" (Jer. 31:33-34).

In this text, God promised that He would forget. That's a bit unnerving. It sounds irreverent because God is omniscient; He knows everything (see 1 John 3:20). So when we talk about God forgetting, we need to lay down a few ground rules.

First of all, God doesn't forget to maintain His creation. The Bible says concerning Jesus, "In Him all things consist" or are held together (Col. 1:17). He lavishes the earth with sunshine and rainfall. He opens the doors of heaven, so to speak, and lets the sun out in the morning and parks it inside in the evening. God keeps all of that going. There are a hundred billion stars in the Milky Way galaxy, but scientists tell us there are billions and billions of galaxies beyond that. God doesn't forget that.

Second, God doesn't forget His children. Like I talked about last week, Jesus said, "If God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?" (Matt. 6:30). If God does indeed maintain His universe, He won't forget His children. Listen to this beautiful promise: "Can a woman forget her nursing child, and not have compassion on the son of her womb? Surely they may forget, yet I will not forget you" (Isa. 49:15). Even though it's possible for a woman to neglect her own child—in some tragic cases, it happens—God said, "I will not forget you." To Him, you're not some number or face in a crowd. You're an individual. It could be that friends and family have forgotten you—but God will not forget you.

Third, God doesn't forget His promise. Specifically, He promises to save for eternity anyone who calls on Him through His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ.

So then, what is the one thing God said He forgets? It is your sin. It is my sin. I want your heart to lay hold of that truth. When I say, "God forgets," it's not an accidental act of forgiving; it's a purposeful choice of not remembering. Do you know why? Because Jesus Christ did such a good job of washing away your sin that there's no stain left. There's nothing left to remind God of it. Jesus "was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him" (Isa. 53:5). God has chosen not to remember our sins because of what Jesus did. God's selective memory is one of our greatest benefits. Let's rejoice in that today!  I hope that you have a Simply Heavenly day!!!  God bless you!!! 

Friday, August 29, 2014

Word of the Day... August 29, 2014....


Dropped
David said, "Is there still anyone who is left of the house of Saul, that I may show him kindness for Jonathan's sake?"    —2 Samuel 9:1

Mephibosheth was only five years old when his father, Jonathan, and his grandfather, Saul, were killed on the battlefield. Imagine, if you will, life as he had known it up to this point. The privilege and potential of his pampered life as a prince could not have prepared him for the hard life he would face in the future. There was life in the palace as a young prince, with people waiting on him hand and foot, and he was being raised by his godly father, Jonathan. Life was good for this young boy.

But there were dark clouds gathering in his world. In one moment, through no fault of his own, his entire life would change forever. Jonathan knew things were going to change. That is why he persuaded David to make an agreement to look out for his descendants. He made David promise to show kindness to his family forever. David willingly made that promise—and he kept it.

When news hit the palace that Saul and Jonathan had been killed on the battlefield, the nurse who was caring for Mephibosheth, in her frenzied state, dropped this little boy on the ground. As a result, he was crippled for life.

Perhaps you have gone through hardships in your childhood. Maybe something traumatic has happened to you. You have been dropped in life, so to speak. You wonder if anything good can come out of your life.

Mephibosheth was dropped in life, but God intervened. In fact, God specializes in taking people who have been dropped and picking them up again. That is just what David did for Mephibosheth. And that is just what God will do for you. I hope you have a Simply Heavenly day!!!  God bless you!!!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Your Love Guard Me Through The Night….


Tonight I pray that you refuse to worry!!!  Look to Jesus for everything that you need He will never leave you or forsake you!!!  I pray that you get a real hunger for His Word in these last days so that you can hide His Word in your heart so that you will have it there when you need it.  Rest in the comfort of HIS Presence and remember that ALL THINGS are possible through Him!!!  When worry tries to wedge its way into your thoughts, remember that you have a Shepherd who will take care of you and you need not worry at all!!!  Though sometimes this fallen world can seem dark and dangerous, know that the safest place that you can be is in HIS will for your life.  For He has a plan for you and they are good!!!   Simply thank Him and trust Him for all the good that will come out of this trial. Rest in Him and He will strengthen you and prepare you for what lies ahead!  In Jesus name I pray, Amen and Amen…  I Love You All!!!  God Bless You!!!♥♥♥

Word of the Day... August 28, 2014...


Living with Purpose
When he came and had seen the grace of God, he was glad, and encouraged them all that with purpose of heart they should continue with the Lord. —Acts 11:23

If you were asked to complete the sentence "My purpose of life is . . ." what would you say? As Christians, I know we would quickly say, "God." But let's be honest and not just say what we think is the right thing to say. What really is your purpose in life?

To put it another way, where do you channel most of your energy? What do you think about the most? What is the most significant thing to you in life?

Some people, if they answered honestly, would say, "My purpose in life is to have fun." Someone else might say, "My purpose in life is to experience pleasure." Another might say, "My purpose in life is to be successful." Another might say, "My purpose in life is to make money."

The book of Acts tells us that when Barnabas came to Antioch, he exhorted the believers there "that with purpose of heart they should continue with the Lord" (Acts 11:23). And Paul said, "[For my determined purpose is] that I may know Him [that I may progressively become more deeply and intimately acquainted with Him, perceiving and recognizing and understanding the wonders of His Person more strongly and more clearly]" (Philippians 3:10, amp). Paul knew where he was going. And if you don't know where you are going, then you won't know whether you get there. Paul was essentially saying, "My purpose in life is to know Him. Yes, there are other things that I do, but my primary purpose is to intimately, deeply, and personally know God."

Is that your purpose in life right now?  I hope you have a Simply Heavenly day!!!  God bless you!!!

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