Word of the Day Series

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Friday, October 24, 2014

Your Love Guard Me Through The Night....


 Tonight I Pray that you realize that we serve a Mighty God and nothing is too difficult for Him!! He has chosen to use the weak so that He can accomplish His purposes. Your weakness is designed by the Lord to open you up to His power. Do not fear your limitations and never allow fear to block the flow of His Strength into you. Instead of trying to fight your fears, concentrate on putting all of your trust into HIM. When you relate to Him in confident trust, there is no limit to how much He will strengthen you.   He is your Helper the One who will teach you to pray and give you a mighty hunger for His Word!!! Stand on that Faith and trust in Him every day and He will make your paths straight.  In Jesus name I Pray, Amen and Amen.  I Love You All!!!  God Bless You!!! ♥♥♥

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


Permeated    

    God did not give us a spirit of timidity (of cowardice, of craven and cringing and fawning fear), but [He has given us a spirit] of power and of love and of calm and well-balanced mind and discipline and self-control. —2 Timothy 1:7 

Sometimes when we hear that a person is "spiritual," we think of him or her as being out of touch, not living in the real world, or (how shall I say it?) weird. But nothing could be further from the truth because the truly spiritual man or woman will be a very practical person as well.

A Spirit-filled believer will live a life that honors and glorifies God. Ephesians 5 tells us, "Be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord" (verses 18-19, NIV).

When we think about being filled with the Spirit, we might imagine some wild emotional experience. And though being filled with the Spirit can and sometimes will include emotions, it won't necessarily be that way always.

What exactly did the apostle Paul mean when he used the term filled? One translation of the word pictures a steady wind filling the sails of a ship. So the idea is that the wind of God wants to fill the sails of your ship as you are moving along the sea of life. In another place in Scripture, the same word is translated permeated, picturing the truth that God wants to soak and saturate everything that we say or think or do.

To be filled with the Spirit means that the Holy Spirit is a part of all that you're involved in. He's a part of your prayer life. He's a part of your worship life. He's a part of your business life. He's a part of your vacation. He's a part of everything that touches your life in any way. That is what it is to be a Spirit-filled and Spirit-led believer.

Is this some big, one-time experience, never to be repeated? No, because the original language implies this is something you should be receiving over and over and over again. Be continually filled with the Spirit.  I always enjoy devotionals from Pastor Greg.  I hope that you did too.  Have a Simply Heavenly day!!!  God bless you!!!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

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


I PRAY TONIGHT that you are not afraid, for He is your strength. I pray that you ask the Holy Spirit to immerse you in His Love and as you rest in Him, He will renew your mind, body and spirit. Train your mind to seek out the Lord in all situations look for Him in your surroundings. A beautiful sunset, the beauty of the waves as they crash on to the shore or the smile of a loved one.  I pray that as He comes in and upon you that your walk with the Lord shall be changed forever!!!  His power is unlimited, and as you give all of yourself to Him, your consecrated weakness will draw His power to your neediness.  I pray you stand on your faith in the Lord and do not allow fear to stand between you and the Lover of your soul!!!  In Jesus name I Pray, Amen and Amen.  I Love You All!!!  God Bless You!!! ♥♥♥

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


Determination
by Charles R. Swindoll
Be on the alert, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.  1 Corinthians 16:13


Years ago a certain issue of Sports Illustrated featured a lengthy article on Tom Landry, former coach of the Dallas Cowboys. Those who know me won't be surprised to hear that I read every word of it. 

I was living in Dallas when the Cowboys were formed into a team and Tom Landry was first introduced as the head mentor of that original, rag-tag bag of unknown athletes. The first few years were bleak, to say the least. The crowds were sparse and instead of cheers there were groans. One losing season led to another, and as you can imagine, the public soon made Landry the target of their savage verbal assaults. Sportswriters added insult to injury in their vicious criticisms, as did the broadcasters who implied and stated that the team needed a coach with more outward enthusiasm, more flair, and more creativity. Landry quietly plugged on. Maligned and plagued with misunderstanding, he hung in there with bulldog determination, refusing to succumb to public pressure. Quit wasn't in Landry's vocabulary. The idea of ditching when the going got rough was never a consideration. His disciplined determination paid off---again and again---as his Cowboys rode into pro football legend.

Later they called Landry a legend . . . but he hadn't changed within. With the same inner tenacity of undaunted, untiring determination, Tom Landry gave God the glory and claimed that the life of the apostle Paul is an example we all should follow. How true. 

Our day, unfortunately, has made quitting fashionable. 

After all, if you can quit a job or a team when the road gets bumpy, why not apply that philosophy to everything. Like a diet or a class or a church or a marriage or parenthood. The fog of failure clouds the issues and the cramp of criticism sucks away the motivation. Conviction is now being viewed as a neurotic tendency. Discipline is considered somewhat sadistic. Determination is, in the minds of the mesmerized masses, that which characterizes a stubborn fool . . . a quality not needed and not wanted by those who seek public approval. 

Ah, but what then are we left with? 

Take away conviction, discipline, and determination and you have cut the heart out of real living. You have eliminated the challenge that keeps the game of life exciting and rewarding. You have settled for nothing better than a tie with the opponent. You have erased the very things that made the Pattons, the MacArthurs, the Pullers, the Kellers, the Churchills, the Beethovens, the Lombardis, and the Landrys giants amidst dwarfs. 

I can assure you that the gospel was laid in the lap of Europe because Paul was ablaze with sufficient determination to proclaim it---no matter the sacrifice or cost. When he wrote to the Corinthians, "Be on the alert, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong" (1 Corinthians 16:13) . . . he knew whereof he spoke! In case you question that, you've not read his autobiography recently . . . written in blood (2 Corinthians 11:22-33). His final words reflect the same heart-throbbing determination: 

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith. (2 Timothy 4:7) 

Show me a company that is efficient, progressive, dynamic, and organized---and I'll be willing to guarantee that behind the scenes, somewhere near or at the top of that company is a well-disciplined, determined leader. The same applies to a Christian organization or a school, a hospital, a home, a ball team, a city, a military outfit, a bank, or any other enterprise. 

Let me close by making this personal . . . to you. Are you lagging behind in areas of determination? Are you becoming negligent, for example, in your financial obligations . . . or in some personal discipline . . . or in the quality of work you do . . . or in your study habits . . . or in your correspondence . . . in your promptness . . . or in finishing the tasks you begin? Believe me, this is a rebuke to me as much as anyone . . . and not an easy thing for any of us to fulfill---but it is essential! 

The history of man is strewn with the litter of nameless people who faced calamity and hardship, suffering and criticism---and gave up. Or---in the words of Psalm 78:9---"They turned back." 

To you who are tempted to turn back . . . I urge you instead to "stand firm . . . act like men, be strong"! The benefits of determination far outweigh the alternate course.  I really enjoyed this devotional from Chuck Swindoll!   I hope you have a Simply Heavenly day!  God bless you!!!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

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




TONIGHT I PRAY for restoration of all things in your life - the manifestation of sons and daughters of God and the fulfillment of His promises to you!  Our God is faithful!  We lift up all of our loved ones to the Lord for salvation, healing and reconciliation. I pray that whatever kind of assistance or help is necessary to establish the eternal plan of God for your life be furnished that you will be profitable to His Kingdom, positively affecting individuals, communities and nations! I pray that  every demonic stronghold and any curse over you be taken away by the power of the Holy Spirit! In Jesus name I pray, Amen and Amen!!!  I Love you all…   God Bless You!!! 

Word of the Day... October 22, 2014.....


"Someday" Is Today    
    Teach us to realize the brevity of life, so that we may grow in wisdom. . .You have made my life no longer than the width of my hand. My entire lifetime is just a moment to you; at best, each of us is but a breath. —Psalms 90:12; 39:5 

When you've had an encounter with death — a near-death experience of your own or the sudden passing of a loved one — it inevitably leads to a few essential questions: What is life all about, anyway? Why am I alive . . . and what am I really living for?

In other words, what gets you out of bed in the morning? What gets your blood pumping? Is it an alarm clock or a calling that gets you up each and every day? Every one of us needs some motivating passion, some ideal, something that gives our lives purpose that drives us on. Unfortunately some people don't know what they're living for.

Many people are merely marking time instead of enjoying their lives. Their favorite day of the week is "someday." Someday my ship will come in. Someday my prince (or princess) will come. Someday it's all going to get better. Someday my life will change. A recent study revealed that 94 percent of the people surveyed were simply enduring the present while "waiting for something better to happen."

But here is what people don't plan on. They don't plan on death. And they never expect it to come around the corner unexpectedly. When you're young you tell yourself, "I don't have to even think about that for another fifty or sixty years." And that may true. But death knocks at every door. The Bible says that each of us has an appointment with death: "People are destined to die once, and after that to face judgment" (Hebrews 9:27, NIV).

That appointment may come later than you expected. On the other hand, it may come much, much sooner. Statisticians tell us that three people die every second, 180 die every minute, and 11,000 people die every hour. This means that every day, 250,000 people enter into eternity.
What's the bottom line? Live every day as though you may never have another one. Live ready to step into God's presence at any moment. Wow this is an awesome teaching from Pastor Greg!   I hope you have learned as much as I did.  Have a Simply Heavenly day!  God bless you!!! 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Your Love Guard Me Through The Night…


TONIGHT I PRAY that all of us give up the illusion of a problem free life and that we come to the resolution that we live in a fallen world and we will face difficulties in this life.  I pray that we remember this is NOT our home we are only visiting here and very soon our Father will call us home.  In the meantime I pray that we pour our energy into seeking the Lord for He is the Perfect One. He will understand you when no one else seems to.  I pray that you don’t allow the hardships of this life to pull you away from Jesus and having a thankful heart. When we are thankful it takes the sting out of hardships and opens our heart to His Presence!!! It is the warmth of His love that will light our path to home with Him. Rest in that love that will never leave us or forsake us!!! In Jesus name I pray, Amen and Amen…  I love you all!!!  God bless you!!! ♥♥♥ 

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