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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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!!! ♥♥♥ 

Word of the Day... October 21, 2014.....


Top Priority    
    "So don't worry about these things, saying, 'What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?' These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need."   —Matthew 6:31–33 

When Jesus told us not to worry about food and clothing, His emphasis was on the word worry. He didn't say, "Don't think about it." Nor did He imply, "Don't plan ahead for your needs." He said, "Don't worry."

The fact of the matter is that the Bible criticizes the lazy person who lives off the generosity of others and refuses or neglects to work for a living. The Bible says that if you don't work, you shouldn't eat (2 Thessalonians 3:10). Go get a job. Provide for yourself. The Bible even encourages us to plan for the future and learn from the example of the ant, that tiny creature that is always planning ahead (see Proverbs 6:6-8).

But there is balance here. The Bible is saying to us, "Yes, do an honest day's work and be financially responsible, but don't be obsessed with these things. Jesus said that is how nonbelievers are: "Therefore do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' For after all these things the Gentiles seek" (Matthew 6:31-32).

Isn't that the emphasis of so many people today—what to eat, what to wear? Their whole lives revolve around materialistic goals. Jesus said this won't satisfy the deepest needs of your heart.

Don't make these things your primary purpose in life. Rather, seek God first and foremost in your life, and everything that you need will be provided for you. God will take care of you. He cares about you. He will supply all of your needs. This is a great teaching from Pastor Greg!  I hope you all have a Simply Heavenly day!   God bless you!!!  

Monday, October 20, 2014

Your Love Guard Me Through The Night…




TONIGHT I PRAY that the love of God would cover and heal you in every wounded place that the enemy would try to operate through vulnerabilities! Lord, pour out your love and power over every seed planted of bitterness, indignation, wrath, and resentment from relationships that have ended in strife, anger, rejection, and separation! You are the One who binds and heals the brokenhearted. You are the One who picks me up when I fall. Let Your anointing destroy every yoke in the name of Jesus! I declare emotional healing and wholeness over you by the unconditional love and acceptance of God! MAY YOU FEEL HIS PRESENCE NOW!! Walk in the warmth of HIS LIGHT!!!! In Jesus name I pray, Amen and Amen.  I Love you all… God bless you!!! ♥♥♥

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


Pray—Don't Lose Heart  
    "Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know." —Jeremiah 33:3 

What a remarkable verse. What a magnificent invitation! God spoke these words originally to the prophet Jeremiah when he was imprisoned by an evil king who hated his messages from the Lord. So there he was, imprisoned and with an uncertain future, and God was saying, "Call to Me. Pray to Me. I will answer you. I'll show you things beyond what you could have ever dreamed."

And He says the same thing to each of us. But He won't show us those "great and mighty things" unless we do call. In Luke 18:1 we read that Jesus "spoke a parable to them, that men always ought to pray and not lose heart." If you ever needed an answer for why you ought to pray, that is the best one right there. Jesus told you to. Beyond the simple blessing of obedience, however, those of us who pray will experience the joy and satisfaction of answered prayers — such as the salvation of a loved one, a divine healing, or God's special provision in our lives.

Prayer is God's appointed way for our obtaining things. James 4:2 says, "You do not have because you do not ask." There are potential answered prayers waiting for you . . . answers that you won't receive unless you ask for them.

Maybe you have wondered, Why is it that I never seem to know what the will of God is for my life? Again, you do not have, because you do not ask. Why is it that I never have the opportunity to lead people to Christ? You do not have because you do not ask. Why am I always just scraping by and never seem to have enough? You do not have because you do not ask. Why do I have this affliction or problem that won't go away? You do not have because you do not ask.

Let me be clear here: I am not suggesting that if you pray, you never will be sick again, never have an unpaid bill, or never wonder what God's will is for your life. But I am saying there are many times when God will indeed truly heal you, provide for you, and reveal His will to you. He's just waiting for you to ask.  I hope that you were as blessed as I am by this devotional from Pastor Greg!!!  Have a Simply Heavenly day!!   God bless you!!!  

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Your Love Guard Me Through The Night…




Tonight I Pray that you realize that the Creator of the Universe loves you and He has chosen to make His humble home in your heart!!! If you are listening to Him you will hear Him whisper to you as you go through your day.  I pray that you don’t get distracted by the noises of the world and allow them to take your mind off of the holy whispering of the Lord.  Find a quiet place where you can be still and know that He is God!!!  I pray that you let Him fill you with His Love, Joy and Peace that flows from His Living Presence.  Though you are only made of dust He has designed you to be filled with heavenly contents.  When you are weak He can shine more brightly through you!!  I pray that as you go through this day that you allow Him to give you the strength that you need to make it through any tribulation that comes your way.  That the Light inside of you will shine brightly and be a beacon for the lost so that they will see you and can find their way home.  In Jesus Name I Pray, Amen and Amen!!!  I Love You All!!!  God Bless You!!!  ♥♥♥

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


Why Do We Suffer?
by Charles R. Swindoll
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction so that we will be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. For just as the sufferings of Christ are ours in abundance, so also our comfort is abundant through Christ. But if we are afflicted, it is for your comfort and salvation; or if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which is effective in the patient enduring of the same sufferings which we also suffer;  and our hope for you is firmly grounded, knowing that as you are sharers of our sufferings, so also you are sharers of our comfort.
For we do not want you to be unaware, brethren, of our affliction which came to us in Asia, that we were burdened excessively, beyond our strength, so that we despaired even of life; indeed, we had the sentence of death within ourselves so that we would not trust in ourselves, but in God who raises the dead;  who delivered us from so great a peril of death, and will deliver us, He on whom we have set our hope. And He will yet deliver us, you also joining in helping us through your prayers, so that thanks may be given by many persons on our behalf for the favor bestowed on us through the prayers of many.  2 Corinthians 1:3-11


Of all the letters Paul wrote, 2 Corinthians is the most autobiographical. In it the great apostle lifts the veil of his private life and allows us to catch a glimpse of his human frailties and needs. You need to read that letter in one sitting to capture the moving emotion that surged through his soul. 

It is in this letter alone that he records the specifics of his anguish, tears, affliction, and satanic opposition. In this letter alone he spells out the details of his persecution, loneliness, imprisonments, beatings, feelings of despair, hunger, shipwrecks, sleepless nights, and that "thorn in the flesh"---his companion of pain. How close it makes us feel to him when we picture him as a man with real, honest-to-goodness problems . . . just like you and me! 

It is not surprising, then, that he begins the letter with words of comfort---especially verses 3 through 11 (please stop and read). 

Now then, having read those nine verses, please observe his frequent use of the term comfort in verses 3-7. I count ten times in five verses that the same root word is employed by Paul. This word is para-kaleo, meaning literally, "to call alongside." It involves more than a shallow "pat on the back" with the tired expression, "the Lord bless you . . ." No, this word involves genuine, in-depth understanding . . . deep-down compassion and sympathy. This seems especially appropriate since it says that God, our Father, is the "God of all comfort" who "comforts us in all our affliction." Our loving Father is never preoccupied or removed when we are enduring sadness and affliction! Read Hebrews 4:14-16 and Matthew 6:31-32 as further proof. 

There is yet another observation worth noting in 2 Corinthians, chapter 1. No less than three reasons are given for suffering---each one introduced with the term "that." Can you locate them? Take a pencil and circle the "that" in verses 4, 9, and 11. Quietly, without a lot of fanfare, the Holy Spirit states reasons we suffer: 

1. "That we will be able to comfort those who are in any affliction . . ." (v. 4). God allows suffering so that we might have the capacity to enter into others' sorrow and affliction. Isn't that true? If you have suffered a broken leg and been confined to crutches for weeks---you are in complete sympathy with someone else on crutches, even years after your affliction. The same is true for the loss of a child . . . emotional depression . . . an auto accident . . . undergoing unfair criticism . . . financial burdens. God gives His children the capacity to understand by bringing similar sufferings into our lives. Bruises attract one another. 

2. "That we would not trust in ourselves . . ." (v. 9). God also allows suffering so that we might learn what it means to depend on Him, not on our own strength and resources. Doesn't suffering do that? It forces us to lean on Him totally, absolutely. Over and over He reminds us of the danger of pride . . . but it frequently takes suffering to make the lesson stick. Pride is smashed most effectively when the suffering comes suddenly, surprisingly. The express trains of heaven are seldom announced by a warning bell; they dash suddenly and abruptly into the station of the soul. Perhaps that has been your experience recently. Don't resent the affliction as an intruder---welcome it as God's message to stop trusting in your flesh . . . and start leaning on Him. 

3. "That thanks may be given . . ." (v. 11). Honestly---have you said, "Thanks, Lord, for this test"? Have you finally stopped struggling and expressed to Him how much you appreciate His loving sovereignty over your life? I submit that one of the reasons our suffering is prolonged is that we take so long saying "Thank you, Lord" with an attitude of genuine appreciation. 

How unfinished and rebellious and proud and unconcerned we would be without suffering! Alan Redpath, the beloved evangelist and former pastor of Moody Bible Church in Chicago, once remarked; 

When God wants to do an impossible task, He takes an impossible individual---and crushes him. 

Here is another statement on suffering I heard years ago. I shall never forget it: 

Pain plants the flag of reality in the fortress of a rebel heart. 

May these things encourage you the next time God heats up the furnace! I hope you enjoyed this as much as I did!  I hope you have a Simply Heavenly day!!!  God bless you!!!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Your Love Guard Me Through The Night....


Tonight I Pray that we realize that there is nothing that can separate us from His great love.  He is always right there for us no matter how hard life has gotten.  I pray that you put all of you trust in Him as you walk with Him daily.  It is when you make the choice to choose a different trail that you take yourself out of the light of His great love!!!  I pray that as soon as you realize that you have strayed away from the path He has planned for your life that you call out to Him.  “Jesus I want you as the center of my life and I trust you with every part of my life.”  When you do this you will be back on the path with Him. For He says; “trust in me and I will make all of your paths straight.” I pray that He gives you a great hunger for His Word so that you will grow in His Will and Way for your life and never fall away or forget the promise that He has made to all of us. “ I am with you always even until the end of the age.”  Let this assurance fill you with His Peace and Joy so that you can rest in the light of His Love.  In Jesus name I pray, Amen and Amen… I Love You All!!!  God Bless You!!! ♥♥♥

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