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!

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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Word of the Day... February 28, 2015...

Because Your lovingkindness
is better than life,
my lips will praise You.
Psalm 63:3

Lately the Lord has been trying to teach me how to rest in Him and praise Him in all situations. To stay deeply in love with Him through praise and worship.  I think it is a vitally important  part of our worship that many people sometimes neglect.  In any intimate relationship we need to spend time with the one we love.  If we don’t, we will drift apart until we feel like we no longer even know each.  Let alone be madly deeply in love.

So how do we stay in love with Jesus?  We get to know Him through spending time with Him every day in His Word and by praise and prayer.  The first thing I like to do each morning is to tell the Lord that I love Him with all of my heart.  Most of us have been in love with someone during our lifetime.  Try and remember what it was that made your heart beat faster.  I can remember my husband praising my beauty.  He would tell me that he loved my eyes and that I smelled really good. That I was a great cook and a wonderful mother. Those are little things I know but, when the man that you love tells you those things it just makes the earth move under my feet.  I would just feel so precious and loved.  When he would praise me I would do anything to make him happy.

Praise came naturally to us because we wanted to make each other happy. It was a genuine, stimulating part of romance. That is how we need to treat the Lord Jesus.  We praise Him through expressing words that would honor Him for His character, His name and His great power. The list just goes on and on there are so many things we can praise for.   I think that the Lord appreciates it when we in our human way take the time to praise the Lord.  To adore Him, to love Him and to praise Him.

I think it is a very important  part of our prayer life.  Adoration that is directed directly to  the Lord God.  I think as we step out in faith and just praise Him, it will begin to flow from us.  The more we praise Him the closer we will get to Him and I believe the Lord will bless us for it.

So before you go out into the world where sometimes you are not treated as someone who is treasured and precious.  Spend a little bit of time in the morning talking to our Father.  Hold tightly to His hand all through the day.  Whisper His name at different times in your day.  Simply whisper, Jesus I love you…  I think when you make a habit of this, you will find that each day will be Simply Heavenly!!!  God bless you!!!

Friday, February 27, 2015

Your Love Guard Me Through The Night…..

Tonight I Pray as you close your eyes in sweet repose, that the Holy Spirit will 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... February 27, 2015...

Beauty for Ashes    
    To all who mourn in Israel, he will give a crown of beauty for ashes, a joyous blessing instead of mourning, festive praise instead of despair. —Isaiah 61:3 

I have been amazed at the testimonies of some people when they tell me the way they used to be. I've looked at them and thought, There is no way they used to be that way. Jesus Christ has so radically changed them.

Isaiah 61:3-4 promises that God "will give a crown of beauty for ashes, a joyous blessing instead of mourning, festive praise instead of despair. In their righteousness, they will be like great oaks that the Lord has planted for his own glory. They will rebuild the ancient ruins, repairing cities destroyed long ago" (NLT).

For the person who has made a mess of his or her life—a pile of ashes, so to speak—God says, "I will bring beauty." For those who mourn because of the wrongs they have done and the sins they have committed, God says, "I will bring joy out of it."

Only God can take a tangled mess of a life, turn it around, and transform it in such a way that you wouldn't even know that individual used to be a very different person. Not only that, but such a transformation gives hope to others who may still despair over the condition of their lives.

If you come to Christ and say, "Lord, here I am. Forgive me of my sin," He can transform you and change you. He can take your mistakes and your sins, turn them around, and even use them for His glory. When you commit your life to Christ, putting the broken, stained, twisted pieces into His hand, He will transform it into a thing of beauty.  I loved this devotional today and learned so much!!!  I hope you have a Simply Heavenly day!!!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Word of the Day... February 26, 2015...

Be Ready for the Lord’s Coming
35 “Be dressed for service and keep your lamps burning, 36 as though you were waiting for your master to return from the wedding feast. Then you will be ready to open the door and let him in the moment he arrives and knocks. 37 The servants who are ready and waiting for his return will be rewarded. I tell you the truth, he himself will seat them, put on an apron, and serve them as they sit and eat! 38 He may come in the middle of the night or just before dawn. But whenever he comes, he will reward the servants who are ready. Luke 12:35-38

So what are we supposed to be doing until the Lord comes back?  There are several things, according to Luke chapter 12. 

We are to be watching for him. This doesn't mean that were to be standing around like idiots staring into the sky. To watch simply means to be alert and aware. For instance, when I am reading the newspapers or watching the news on television, I am always looking for the signs of the times. I'm not just looking for another conflict in the Middle East or another economic meltdown in Europe or noting that China is getting stronger every day. I am looking for the things that might point to biblical signs that indicate the day of the Lord's return is near.

We should be ready to go. As the time for the coming of Jesus Christ approaches, each one of us should ask am I ready to go? You don't want to be engaged in some activity that would make you ashamed if Jesus were to suddenly appear.

We should not only be ready for his return but we should anxiously await it. Have you ever dreaded the arrival of somebody coming to your house to visit? Do you remember what it felt like and how you didn't even want to answer the door?  Or have you ever really looked forward to someone's arrival so much that before they even came you would find yourself looking out the window to check for them? Then before they could even knock on the door, you opened it? That is how we should be what we think of the return of Jesus Christ. We should be looking forward with great anticipation and joy not dreading it at all.

We are not only to be waiting, but we also should be working. If watching is evidence of faith, then working is the evidence of faith in action. Watching for the Lord's return will help us prepare for our own lives, but working will ensure that we bring others with us. We should be using these last days to serve the Lord and look for every opportunity to tell people about Jesus. Watching daily for the Lord's return isn’t a miserable way to live; it is a happy joyful purposeful way to live. Have a Simply heavenly day!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Your Love Guard Me Through The Night…..

Tonight I Pray that you come to God for understanding.  Know that He has your best interest at heart.  He will give you His wisdom if you allow Him to.  I pray that you get wisdom!  I pray that you get His understanding! Do not turn away from His wisdom for His wisdom will preserve you.  He knows you better than you know yourself and He looks at you through the eyes of grace so don’t be afraid to come to Him. His love is everlasting and true!  I pray that you stand in the light of His healing Presence.  I pray that you allow Him to shine into the deepest recesses of your being.  I Pray that He will cleanse you, Heal you, refresh and renew you.  “For it is in HIM we live and move and have our being.”   I pray that when no one else seems to understand you that you draw closer to Him.  Rejoice in the Lord who understands you and loves you perfectly!!!  I pray that as He fills you with His great love that you become a reservoir that pours that same love into the lives of others.  In Jesus name I Pray, Amen and Amen…  I Love You All!!!  God Bless You!!! 

Word of the Day... February 25, 2015...

You Need a Middleman
by Skip Heitzig 

The book of Job is far more important than most people make it out to be. Even though some like to rank it with the classics—like Shakespeare, Homer, and Dante—it's even more important than any of those, because first, it is divinely inspired, and second, the deepest issues of life emerge in this book: we see humanity struggle with divinity. And this book, perhaps more than any other in the Old Testament, reveals our need for Jesus Christ.

In Job 9:32-35, Job cried out for a very particular kind of person, a certain kind of a helper. He said, "For [God] is not a man, as I am, that I may answer Him, and that we should go to court together. Nor is there any mediator between us, who may lay his hand on us both. Let Him take His rod away from me, and do not let dread of Him terrify me. Then I would speak and not fear Him, but it is not so with me."

I want to zero in on the word mediator, or middleman. Why would Job ask for a middleman? Well, he realized there was a great gulf between heaven and earth, between himself and God. At this point in his life, he had lost all of his wealth, prominence, and most of his family; he was brought low. He saw how great, transcendent, powerful, and huge God is and how puny, unimportant, and small he was (see Job 9:5-15). And because of that, he asked for somebody "who may lay his hand on us both" (v. 33). That's what a mediator does: stand between two estranged parties with one hand on each person to bring them together.

We have exactly the same need today. Any thinking person who looks at the universe we live in will come to the rational conclusion that there must be a God. But the next issue that arises is how can we as human beings connect with this transcendent, magnificent God? Do we just choose any religious path or spiritual journey? Who will take us to Him? That's what Job cried out for.

And Job knew there was no one to fix it: "Nor is there any mediator between us" (v. 33). Now, our world is full of would-be mediators. They offer advice, enlightenment, a horoscope reading, a palm reading, or say that they alone interpret the truth the right way, but all of them fall short. Even the priesthood in the Old Testament was flawed, because they were sinners like everybody else. Our sins have caused separation between ourselves and God, and we're all imperfect.

But in stepped Jesus. First Timothy 2:4-6 says that God "desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself a ransom for all." The cry was answered; the middleman stepped forward. Jesus Christ, the perfect Mediator, the go-between, laid His hand on God and on us and said, "I'm going to bring you two parties together." This means you don't have to go through angels, saints, or a preacher to get to God; you can go directly to Him through Jesus, who said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me" (John 14:6). He died in your place and now lives to represent you before the Father.

I think the heart cry of every individual is "How can I connect with God?" God put a hole in the soul of everyone (see Ecclesiastes 3:11; Romans 8:20) so that we would cry out and say, "How can I ever contact God? I need a mediator." And that Mediator, that bridge, is Jesus Christ. You must come through the narrow gate of a relationship with the Savior who died for your sins and rose from the grave for your justification. It's the only way. And it's up to each of us to respond to that truth.  I hope that you enjoyed this devotional as much as I did.  Have a Simply Heavenly day!!  God bless you!!!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

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!!!♥♥♥

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