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Saturday, August 29, 2015

Word of the Day... August 29, 2015...


Saints and Sinners
"And may the Lord make you increase and abound in love to one another and to all, just as we do to you, so that He may establish your hearts blameless in holiness before our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all His saints."   —1 Thessalonians 3:13

The 12 men that Jesus called were a rough-cut crew. But these are men we call saints today. Over time, we have venerated them. Forever enshrined in stained glass, they are like superheroes from the Bible—no flaws, shortcomings, imperfections; they are the spiritual elite.

And how could they not be? These saints spent three concentrated years walking and talking with, and following Jesus. But what exactly is a saint?

A little girl was asked in her Sunday school class what a saint was. Thinking of those stained glass pictures, she said, "They are the people the light shines through."

Is that not what all of us are called to be? We are to "let our light so shine before men that they may see our good works . . ." So, what is a saint? A saint is a true believer.

That means that if you have placed your trust in Jesus Christ, you are a saint—and so am I! "Saint Greg." What do you think?

But who exactly were these saints? These apostles that Jesus called? These men who changed the world? The more we get to know these men, the more human we see they are. Sometimes we think of them as one-dimensional characters, perched on pedestals. But any honest look at their stories in the pages of Scripture would reveal otherwise.

They weren't scholars. They weren't religious sages. The fact of the matter is, they were quite ordinary. They were hopelessly human, remarkably unremarkable. But they were available and obedient to the Master's call.

This is just one of the reasons that I know that the Bible is the Word of God! It is a completely honest book. It gives us our heroes "warts and all," and I for one appreciate that. That does not discourage me, but quite the opposite. It gives me hope as a flawed person. Despite our flaws, God can use you and me. I hope that encourages you today.
I hope that you enjoyed this devotional as much as I did.  Have a Simply Heavenly day!!  God bless you!!!


Friday, August 28, 2015


Your Love Guard Me Through The Night….

Tonight I Pray that you realize that the Lord wants you to experience the riches of your salvation. Experience the joy of being a new creation in Christ Jesus, the old things have passed away and behold, all things have become new!  You are loved perfectly and constantly.  I pray that you stop judging yourself based on how you look or feel on a certain day.  Stop trying to fix yourself, instead fix your eyes upon Jesus, He is the lover of your soul.  Instead of judging yourself, use that energy to praise the Lord.  Come to Him with an attitude of thanksgiving.  I pray that you concentrate on staying close to Him at all times.  For when your focus is fixed on Him your walk will be an authentic one.  Refresh yourself in His Presence, trust in Him each moment of your day knowing that He is with you, watching over you wherever you go. He will never leave you or forsake you.  Stand on that faith!!!  In Jesus name I Pray, Amen and Amen….  I Love You All!!!  God Bless You!!! ♥ ♥♥ 

Word for the Day... August 28, 2015...


Light of Life

The Bible is a life-bringing and a life-giving book. It is not primarily concerned with any department of human thought for its own sake. If the Bible speaks about the rainbow, it is that we may be reminded of God’s covenant of mercy with mankind. If it tells the story of Abraham, it does so that we may learn to know the place of faith in our relation to God. If it points us to the moon and the stars, it is that we may know now frail we are. If it talks about the birds, it is to teach us to trust our Heavenly Father without fear or doubting. It tells us about hell not to satisfy our morbid curiosity, but that we may steer our feet far from its terrors. It tells us about heaven that we may be prepared to enter there. It writes the history of human disgrace that we may learn the value of divine grace. It warns in order that it may turn our feet away from the paths that go down to the path of destruction. It rebukes in order that we may see our own faults and be delivered from them.  I hope that you enjoyed this devotional as much as I did.  Have a Simply Heavenly day!!  God bless you!!!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Your Love Guard Me Through The Night….


I Pray Tonight that you come to the Lord with a thankful heart, realizing that when you do He will help you through every difficult time and your problems will fade and lose their power to trip you up. For it is when we let go and give everything to Him that we are set free from worry and despair. I pray that you trust in Him enough to let Him have complete control of your life as He chooses.  Don’t keep trying to make things happen according to your ways. I pray that you get a real hunger for His Word so that you can give every part of your mind, body spirit and soul over to Him so that the Holy Spirit can move mightily through you and allow you to walk in His Power and Glory!!   Refresh yourself in His Presence and rest in the light of His love.  In Jesus name I pray, Amen and Amen…  I Love You All!!!  God Bless You!!! ♥♥♥

Word of the Day... August 27, 2015...


ANSWERING GOD'S CALL
Man - The Dwelling Place of God - Choices Reveal - and Make - Character
INTO NINE WORDS, having altogether but eleven syllables, Luke packs a world of universal truth: "Being let go, they went to their own company" (Acts 4:23).


Every normal man has a "company," however small, where he feels at home and to which he will return when he is tired of being alone. The important thing about a man is not where he goes when he is compelled to go, but where he goes when he is free to go where he will. The apostles went to jail, and that is not too revealing because they went there against their will; but when they got out of jail and could go where they would they immediately went to the praying company. From this we learn a great deal about them. The choices of life, not the compulsions, reveal character.


A man is absent from church Sunday morning. Where is he? If he is in a hospital having his appendix removed his absence tells us nothing about him except that he is ill;but if he is out on the golf course, that tells us a lot. To go to the hospital is compulsory; to go to the golf course, voluntary. The man is free to choose and he chooses to play instead of to pray. His choice reveals what kind of man he is. Choices always do.


The difference between a slave society and a free one lies in the number of free acts possible in each as compared with acts of compulsion. No society is wholly slave, as none is wholly free, but in a free society the voluntary choices are at a maximum and the acts of compulsion relatively few. In the slave society the proportions are exactly reversed.


The true character of a people is revealed in the uses it makes of its freedoms. The slave peoples do what they are told because they are not free to do what they will. It is the free nation that reveals its character by its voluntary choices. The man who "bowed by the weight of centuries . . . leans upon his hoe and gazes on the ground" when the long day's work is over is glad to get home to supper and to bed; he has little time for anything else. But in those fortunate lands where modern machinery and labor unions have given men many free hours out of every day and at least two free days out of every week, they have time to do almost anything they will. They are free to destroy themselves by their choices, and many of them are doing just that.


There is always danger that a free nation may imperil its freedom by a series of small choices destructive of that freedom. The liberty the fathers won in blood the sons may toss away in prodigality and debilitating pleasures. Any nation which for an extended period puts pleasure before liberty is likely to lose the liberty it misused.


In the realm of religion right choices are critically important. If we Protestant Christians would retain our freedom we dare not abuse it, and it is always to abuse freedom when we choose the easy way rather than the harder but better way. The casual indifference with which millions of Protestants view their God-blessed religious liberty is ominous. Being let go they go on weekends to the lakes and mountains and beaches to play shuffleboard, fish and sun bathe. They go where their heart is and come back to the praying company only when the bad weather drives them in. Let this continue long enough and evangelical Protestantism will be ripe for a take-over by Rome.


The Christian gospel is a message of freedom through grace and we must stand fast in the liberty wherewith Christ has made us free. But what shall we do with our freedom? The Apostle Paul grieved that some of the believers of his day took advantage of their freedom and indulged the flesh in the name of Christian liberty. They threw off discipline, scorned obedience and made gods of their own bellies. It is not difficult to decide which company such as these belonged to. They revealed it by the company they kept.


Our choices reveal what kind of persons we are, but there is another side to the coin. We may by our choices also determine what kind of persons we will become. We humans are not only in a state of being, we are in a state of becoming; we are on a slow spiral moving gradually up or down. Here we move not singly but in companies, and we are drawn to these companies by the attraction of similarity.


I think it might be well for us to check our spiritual condition occasionally by the simple test of compatibility. When we are free to go, where do we go? In what company do we feel most at home? Where do our thoughts turn when they are free to turn where they will? When the pressure of work or business or school has temporarily lifted and we are able to think of what we will instead of what we must, what do we think of then?


The answer to these questions may tell us more about ourselves than we can comfortably accept. But we had better face up to things. We haven't too much time at the most.
I hope that you enjoyed this devotional as much as I did.  Have a Simply Heavenly day!!  God bless you!!!

Your Love Guard Me Through The Night….


Tonight I Pray that as His children we can enjoy resting IN HIM and glorify Him in the midst of adverse circumstances.  For it is when we stand on our faith and trust in HIM that His light shines brightest through us even in the darkest night. I pray that we all remember just WHO lives within each one of us.  That our Father left us a HELPER who is the Holy Spirit and through the intimacy of our relationship with Him we are transformed from the inside out!!!  When we yield to Him and allow Him to set the pace in our life, we can enjoy the tempo of a God breathed life. I pray that we all hold tightly to His hand as a little child and He will open the way and light our path even unto the radiance of His glorious Presence!!!  In Jesus name I Pray, Amen and Amen…  I love you all!!!  God bless you!!!♥♥♥

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

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


WHY SETTLE DOWN?

Why should a Christian "settle down" as soon as he has come to know the Lord? I blame faulty exposition of the New Testament for stopping many Christians dead in their tracks, causing them to shrug off any suggestion that there is still spiritual advance and progress beckoning them on. It is the position of some would-be teachers that everyone who comes into the kingdom of God by faith immediately obtains all there is of God's spiritual provision. I believe that such a teaching is as deadly as cyanide to the individual Christian life. It kills all hope of spiritual advance and causes many believers to adopt what I call "the creed of contentment."

I am sure you agree with me that there is always real joy in the heart of the person who has become a child of God. Sound teaching of the Word will then hold out the goal of moving forward, emulating the Apostle Paul's desire to become a special kind of Christian! I hope that you enjoyed this devotional as much as I did.  Have a Simply Heavenly day!!  God bless you!!!

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