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Monday, July 28, 2014

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


While We Wait
I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work.   —John 9:4

As we look at how dark our culture is today, we wonder if we can ever really make a difference. It seems so overwhelming. It seems as though darkness is spreading and light is receding. It is like the time Isaiah described when he said, "What sorrow for those who say that evil is good and good is evil, that dark is light and light is dark, that bitter is sweet and sweet is bitter" (Isaiah 5:20).

To illustrate that very point, I could cite movies that are popular right now. We celebrate that which the Bible says is wrong and offensive to God, and we laugh at that which the Bible holds forth as standards we should live by. The good news is that the same Holy Spirit who set the early church in motion can use us if we are willing.

It's interesting to note that in the first century, the question on the disciples' minds was, "Is the end of the world near?" That same question is on the minds of many today. What Jesus essentially said to His disciples was, "This isn't the time for that. My purpose is to rule and reign in the hearts of people. Don't be so concerned about when I am going to do that. Rather, be concerned about what you should be doing while you wait."

The same principle holds true for us. Don't worry about when. He will return when the time is right. What we should be committing ourselves to, what we should be interested in, is what we are supposed to be doing as we await the Lord's return.

This was a great devotional today.  I know in my own life I am looking for His coming, but I will be about my Father’s business even until that day!!  I hope you have a Simply Heavenly day!!!  God bless you!!! 

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Word of the Day... July 27, 2014....


All Things
It is good for me that I have been afflicted, that I may learn Your statutes.
—Psalm 119:71

Did you know that everything you have experienced up to this point in your life can be used for good? That isn't to say you haven't experienced hardship. That isn't to say bad things haven't happened to you. But it is to say that God can work them out for good.

That includes the experiences of your childhood, whether good or bad. That includes your parents, whoever they may be. That includes your education, your present employment, or your lack of it. He will work all things together for good.

I went through hardship as a kid. I came from a home that was broken many, many times over, a home of alcoholism. I wouldn't wish my childhood on anyone. But God used it to make me the person that I am.

In the same way, God has used what you have gone through to make you the person that you are. So let it be worked together for good, and accept God's promise to you: "All things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose" (Romans 8:28). The phrase work together also could be translated "working together." In other words, it isn't over yet!

Maybe you are going through a process right now in which God is working things together for good. You don't see it yet. But you are a work in progress. Be patient. You have God's word on it: He will work all things together for good to those who love Him and are the called according to His purpose. God is ultimately working all things for good — not just the good things, but all things. 

This devotional from Pastor Greg spoke to my heart today.  There is something that happened to each one of us in our past that helped to make us into the person we are today.  If we are open to the Holy Spirit in our lives He will use that to help someone else!  I hope you have a Simply Heavenly day!!!  God bless you!!! 

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Your Love Guard Me Through The Night…


Tonight I pray that you realize that the coming of the Lord is near.  He is richly present in all the areas of our lives and we are connected to Him through Love!!! I pray that you would have eyes to see and ears to hear what the Spirit of the Lord is saying to you!!! I declare that the Spirit of the Lord rule more and more in your heart giving you the victory in every area of your lives!!! I speak deliverance from any false reliance on your own strength - you will not have to carry burdens not designed for you. YOU ARE FREE! I pray this in the name of Jesus!!! Amen and Amen… I Love you all… God bless you!!!♥♥♥

Word of the Day... July 26, 2014...


God's Word on It
We know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.  —Romans 8:28

Without a doubt, Romans 8:28 is one of the greatest verses in the Bible. It is one that is claimed quite often by believers, especially during times of hardship. And so it should be.

But let's make sure we meet the criteria of the text: "And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose" (emphasis added). Do you love God? Are you the called according to His purpose? Romans 8:28 does not apply to you if this isn't true of you.

There are times in our lives when things seem to be falling apart, when they don't make any sense. Some people will say, "It is the fickle finger of fate." Or, "Que sera, sera. Whatever will be will be. The future's not ours to see."

True, the future is not ours to see. But the Christian can be confident that God is in control and has a master plan for his or her life. We can know that we serve a sovereign God who is good. As I have often said, we may not know what the future holds, but we know who holds the future.

The word used here for good does not necessarily mean that the event in and of itself is good, but that its long-term effect will be useful and helpful. It is hard for us to imagine certain things working for good. The Bible isn't saying tragedy is good. Rather, it is saying that God can take a horrible thing and make good come as a result of it.

I hope you love this devotional from Pastor Greg today!!!  Have a Simply Heavenly day!!!  God bless you!!!  

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!!! ♥♥♥

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