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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A River Runs Through Us!

Don't hold back forgiveness..

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Word of the Day... September 20, 2014....


Unlimited Access    
    Because of our faith, Christ has brought us into this place of undeserved privilege where we now stand, and we confidently and joyfully look forward to sharing God's glory. —Romans 5:2 


Peace with God takes care of our past because He will no longer hold our sins against us. Access to God takes care of our present because we can come to Him at any time for the help we need. The hope of the glory of God takes care of the future because we are confident that one day we will share His glory.


When I was a kid, I went to Disneyland every birthday. I still remember to this day making a vow as a child in the backseat of the car that one day, when I became an adult and made my own money and had my own car, that I would go to Disneyland every single day.


A few years ago, someone gave me an annual pass to Disneyland. I could go any time I wanted, free of charge. Do you know how many times I used it? Not that many. It is a funny thing because I would even brag about it: "I can go to Disneyland anytime I want, free of charge."


"Do you want to go right now?"


"I can't go now. Maybe next week." I kept putting it off.


We can be that way when it comes to our access to the presence of God. As believers, we can go into God's presence 24/7 — anytime we want. When is the last time you went?


God has opened this incredible door for us. But we have to walk through it.  If you would like to have Jesus as your Savior I would love to pray with you.


Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.”  “How can someone be born when they are old?” Nicodemus asked. “Surely they cannot enter a second into their mother’s womb to be born!”  Jesus answered, “Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit.  Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit. John 3:3-6


If you want a new life in Christ Jesus, ask Him into your heart today. Simply pray this: Lord Jesus Christ, I believe that You took the pain and the sins of world on the cross to give me new life. I ask You to come into my heart and to give me Your peace and joy. I confess that I am a sinner that I have gone my own way and have done wrong. Please forgive me for my sins. I receive You now as my Lord and Savior. Today I come home. Please fill me with Your Holy Spirit. Help me to follow You and to serve You all the days of my life. Thank you so much for loving me and forgiving me, in Jesus name I pray, Amen. If you prayed that prayer you are a new creature in Christ Jesus! You are Born Again!  


I hope you have a Simply Heavenly day!!!  God bless you!!!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Word of the Day... September 19, 2014...


It's Already Yours    
    Hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.  —Romans 5:5 

Have you ever owned something that you didn't use? Have you ever gone shopping for something, only to come home and find it in your closet already? I have done that. I get this idea that I need a blue shirt. I have in mind exactly what it should look like. Then I go shopping, come home, hang it up, and see that I already have that blue shirt. No wonder I had such a vivid idea of what it should look like.

This is how we can be as Christians. We are searching for things that are already hanging in our spiritual closet, so to speak. Many times we ask God for what He has already given us.

For example, we pray, "God, give me peace." But the Bible says, "We have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ" (Romans 5:1). God is saying, "Enjoy it to the fullest."

We might say, "God, I need more love," when actually we need to use the love God has given us. We are praying for more of an emotional feeling of the love that God already has given us. God won't necessarily answer a prayer like that. When we love someone, when we forgive someone, it is an act of obedience, believing "the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us" (Romans 5:5).

God has given us everything we need for spiritual growth. Many of us simply need to read His Word to find out the balance in our spiritual bank account. And then we need to start appropriating it.  Thank you Jesus!!!  I hope you all have a Simply Heavenly day!!!  God bless you!!!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Word of the Day... September 18, 2014...


You Don't Have to Work for It    
    When people work, their wages are not a gift, but something they have earned. But people are counted as righteous, not because of their work, but because of their faith in God who forgives sinners. —Romans 4:4–5 

As a young Christian, I remember thinking that the reason God was blessing me was because of my disciplined Bible study. I would get up well before school every morning and study the Scripture for about an hour. Then I would pray for an hour or more (I know because I kept checking my watch). I could say to my friends, "While I was studying the Bible for an hour and praying for over an hour today, the Lord showed me. . . ." It gave me bragging rights. I thought that when I got to school, God would use me because I had done so much for Him. Look at how faithful I was! Look at how diligent I was! I was so proud.

Then one morning my alarm didn't go off, and I woke up very late. I didn't have time to pray or read my Bible . . . and it turned out to be one of the most blessed days of my life. God even allowed me the privilege of leading someone to Christ that day. I thought, What does this mean? Don't read the Bible or pray? I think what God was trying to say to me was, "Greg, don't do those things to seek My approval. Rather, do those things because you have My approval."

It is not because of what we have done that we have God's approval; it is because of what God has done for us. We put our faith in Him, and then God puts His righteousness into our account. He loves us when we do well, but He also loves us when we stumble.

This really touched my heart today!!!  I hope that it touched yours as well!!!  I hope you have a Simply Heavenly day!!!  God bless you!!!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Word of the Day... September 17, 2014...


Take It to the Bank  
    We rely on what Christ Jesus has done for us. We put no confidence in human effort. 
—Philippians 1:3 

A homeless man was standing on a street corner, asking for money, when a well-dressed attorney came walking by. The attorney looked at him and said, "Haven't I seen you somewhere before?"

The man recognized the attorney and said, "Remember third-period English in high school?" 

"You sat right next to me," the attorney said. "What happened?"

"I just fell on hard times."

The attorney said, "Don't say another word." He pulled out his checkbook and wrote out a check for $500. Then he said, "I want to help you out. Take this money, get cleaned up, and get a new set of clothes. Don't thank me. It's the least I can do." And off he went.

With the check in hand, the man made his way down to the bank where the attorney's account was. But when he saw how nicely dressed the people were and how clean and tidy the bank was, he felt unworthy and didn't go in.

The next day, the attorney was walking down the same street when he saw the same man asking for money. He said, "What are doing here?"
The man said, "I felt ashamed. I didn't feel worthy to go into the bank and cash your check."

The attorney told him, "That check has my signature on it. You take that down and cash it. It's not based on who you are. It is based on me. My signature is on it, and it is good. Cash it."

That is what God has done for us in justification. God's grace has been extended to us. We are wrong when we think we have to do something to somehow earn it.   I really enjoyed this devotion from Pastor Greg.  I hope that you did as well!  Have a Simply Heavenly day!!!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Your Love Guard Me Through The Night....



TONIGHT I Pray that you will have keen discernment, wisdom from above and a heavenly perspective to see with the eyes of God! God has raised you up for such a time as this - He is advancing His people in this time of transcending and taking back what has been held in captivity. I pray a great harvest of souls come to know the Lord through your life, purpose and ministry! Your family will be saved and see the goodness of the Lord! May the Spirit of God help you increase in the knowledge of God and set you on fire for the purpose of God! Release all un-forgiveness, bitterness, hurt, anger and rejection in the name of Jesus! May the Lord perfect your faith and walk in His love and grace... In Jesus name I pray…. Amen and Amen...  I Love you all!!!  God bless you!!! ♥♥


Word of the Day... September 16, 2014....


Innovation, Part Two
by Charles R. Swindoll
Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.   2 Corinthians 5:17

Yesterday, we talked about innovative people, and I mentioned that there are a whole lot more innovative people around than any of us can imagine. Could you be one of them?


Let's take a little test and see. I have Earl Nightingale to thank for this list of twenty-five traits generally found in creative, innovative people. No, relax. You don't need all twenty-five . . . but if you have most of them, you may be closer than you think.


Drive---a high degree of motivation
Courage---tenacity and persistence
Goals---a sense of direction
Knowledge---and a thirst for it
Good health
Honesty---especially intellectual
Optimism
Judgment
Enthusiasm
Chance taking---willingness to risk failure
Dynamism---energy
Enterprise---willing to tackle tough jobs
Persuasion---ability to sell
Outgoingness---friendly
Patient yet impatient---patient with others, yet impatient with the status quo
Adaptability---capable of change
Perfectionism---seek to achieve excellence
Humor---ability to laugh at self and others
Versatility---broad interests and skills
Curiosity---interested in people and things
Individualism---self-esteem and self-sufficiency
Realism/idealism---occupied by reality but guided by ideals
Imagination---seeking new ideas, combinations, and relationships
Communication---articulate
Receptive---alert
Okay, that's enough. I told you creative thinking was hard work! But there is something even harder . . . and that's change. It's admitting the need, being honest and humble enough to face the facts, then secure enough to consider new ideas, methods, or devices, to pull it off. Swallowing our pride shouldn't be that difficult, since that's what we eat all day.


Go ahead and give it a whirl. Take one of those many things that keeps dragging you under and search for a creative way to solve the problem. And don't quit until it's done . . . and that smile of relief returns to your face.


I know you can do it! You did it before and it worked. And that problem was so huge you could hardly continue. Then came the change . . . the most important decision you ever made based on the most innovative combination ever devised. A man. A cross. Blood. And belief.


God defines it: "The introduction of something new . . . a new birth."  I hope you all have a Simply Heavenly day!!!  God bless you!!!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Your Love Guard Me Through The Night.....



TONIGHT I Pray that you experience true intimacy with God. I pray that that you "know" Him as never before and are consumed by His Spirit!!...I pray that all spirits of confusion to loose their hold on your life and you to be released from the hold of any evil strongman in the name of Jesus!! Let every tree planted by fear in your life dry up to the roots and every seed of bitterness, anger and resentment be released from your mind, heart and soul! I pray that His peace comes over you, your family and purpose! I pray that you are preserved and protected by His Power! Cast all your cares over to Jesus – for He cares for you.  In Jesus name, Amen and Amen.  God bless you!!!! ♥♥♥

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