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..

Monday, March 31, 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!  God is faithful!  We commend our loved ones to the Lord for salvation, healing and reconciliation. I decree 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 bind every demonic stronghold and break any curse over you 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... March 31, 2014....

Stress Reduction: Spreading Out the Workload
by Charles R. Swindoll
Exodus 18:13-27

We've been talking about the very common and very real problem of stress. Today I'd like to tackle a practical suggestion for stress-reduction: spreading out the workload.

There is a side of stress that is easily overlooked, and that is trying to do too much ourselves. All of us have a limit. If those huge freight trucks on the highway have a load limit, you can be sure each one of us does, too. When we try to do more than we were designed to do, our level of anxiety immediately begins to rise.

Moses is an example of one who fell into this very trap. He was surrounded by an endless number of needs, people, demands, requests for decisions, and problems to solve. On one occasion, his father-in-law, Jethro, paid him a visit and witnessed the load Moses was living under.

Moses' father-in-law said to him, "The thing that you are doing is not good. You will surely wear out, both yourself and these people who are with you, for the task is too heavy for you; you cannot do it alone." (Exodus 18:17-18)

The classic account of an ancient workaholic! This wise father-in-law comes right out and faces Moses with the truth: "It isn't good . . . you'll wear yourself out." Jethro saw the whole thing objectively. He saw his son-in-law on the raw edge of exhaustion. The anxiety brought on by that much work would soon take a toll on Moses. He couldn't continue doing it all alone.

Before we proceed, let me ask you: Does this sound like your biography? Are you the type who tends to take on too much . . . to handle the demands all alone . . . to hang in there without much thought of passing the load around? To quote Jethro's counsel, "The thing that you are doing is not good." Perhaps this is the bottom-line reason you've become so anxious in recent days. Be honest enough to admit it if it's true. That's the first (and most important) step in the process of change.

As Moses listened, Jethro continued:

"You shall select out of all the people able men who fear God, men of truth, those who hate dishonest gain. . . . Let them judge the people at all times; and let it be that every major dispute they will bring to you, but every minor dispute they themselves will judge. So it will be easier for you, and they will bear the burden with you. . . ."

So Moses listened to his father-in-law and did all that he had said. (vv. 21-24)

Moses was smart to listen. He was hearing the advice of a wise man. Now don't misunderstand. The plan was not that he should back out of the scene completely. No, that wouldn't have been best. His presence was still extremely valuable. But he was to determine those things he should handle---the really weighty issues---then pass around to qualified people the balance of the workload.

Did you notice that those who were to help him needed to be well qualified? Read again the specifics in verse 21:

Able men who fear God
Men of truth
Those who hate dishonest gain
Leader types
Had Moses chosen the wrong kind of delegates to help handle the workload, his stress would have increased, not decreased.

He did as Jethro had suggested:

Moses chose able men out of all Israel, and made them heads over the people, leaders of thousands, of hundreds, of fifties and of tens. They judged the people at all times; the difficult dispute they would bring to Moses, but every minor dispute they themselves would judge. (Exodus 18:25-26)

This, no doubt, enabled him to have many more effective years of meaningful leadership. We would do well to follow his example.

But What about You?

The real issue, however, is not the anxiety of Moses. It is you and your stress. What is it that makes you think you are capable enough to handle more than you should? Why do you feel the need to continue living under the heavy weight of anxiety when it seems so natural to spread the work among several others?

I challenge you: Release your grip on all those details! Find a few qualified people to help you get the job done.

This same principle works when you are under the pressure of an intense trial in your life. No need to tough it out alone. Share it. Let a few people enter into that lonely experience with you. They can stand by you and provide an enormous amount of support, relieving much of the stress you would otherwise be enduring alone.

I really enjoyed this devotional today, for it gives us Biblical ways to avoid stress in our own lives.  Sometimes we need to reach out and ask for a helping hand and share the load.  No one is an island you cannot do it all by yourself.  When you empower other people  to use their ideas and skills you can become a mighty force. They will help to make you to look even better than you do now. I hope you have a Simply Heavenly day!!!

Sunday, March 30, 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!!! ♥♥

Saturday, March 29, 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... March 30, 2014....

Two Perspectives on Stress
 by Charles R. Swindoll
Luke 10:38-42

There is an old Greek motto that says:


Wise words, but how do we loosen the strings? Even when we make every effort to slow down and relax, others place high demands on us. Their "shoulds" and "oughts" and "musts" hit us like strong gusts of wind, driving our lives onto shallow reefs of frustration---and even despair.

A Biblical Stress Case

To the surprise of some, the Bible often speaks directly to key issues. Let's step into the time tunnel to find a perfect example of stress. It is the classic story of Mary and Martha, two unmarried sisters whom Jesus visited in their home at Bethany. The account is recorded in the last several verses in Luke 10:

Now as they were traveling along, He entered a village; and a woman named Martha welcomed Him into her home. She had a sister called Mary, who was seated at the Lord's feet, listening to His word. (vv. 38-39)

A lovely scene. Jesus dropped by, probably unexpectedly, for a brief visit. Mary, the younger, realized how privileged they were, so she decided to sit down and really make the most of it. She sat at His feet, drinking in His every word.

But Martha? Well, she was neither sitting down nor drinking in. She was under a great deal of stress.

But Martha was distracted with all her preparations; and she came up to Him and said, "Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to do all the serving alone? Then tell her to help me." (v. 40)

We read that Martha was "distracted." Instead of relaxing and enjoying the Lord's presence, Martha was in a mild frenzy over all her preparations. The lady was trying to fix a nice meal, get everything done on time, arrange the table, and be a good hostess . . . while her sister sat in the room and never offered to help. As her stress reached the point of fracture, Martha reacted strongly.

She assumed the Lord Jesus didn't care---"Lord, do You not care . . . ?"
She blamed Mary for being irresponsible---"My sister has left me to do all the serving alone . . ."
She tried to work things out her way---"Tell her to help me."
It was okay for Martha to want to serve Jesus something to eat. Commendable, in fact. She was like that: active, energetic, diligent, thoughtful, and determined. All fine qualities. But her problem grew out of hand when she attempted to do more than was necessary. She shot a critical glance at her sister because Mary chose not to spend her time in the same way, hustling, bustling, and fussing.

It's interesting that anxiety-prone people frequently blame others for their plight. Rather than realizing their stress is self-appointed, they often criticize others for causing it.

Does that sound unfair? Read on:

But the Lord answered and said to her, "Martha, Martha, you are worried and bothered about so many things; but only one thing is necessary, for Mary has chosen the good part, which shall not be taken away from her." (vv. 41-42)

Can't you just hear Jesus? "Marthaaaa . . . Martha!" Then He quickly analyzed her stress in two words---"worried" and "bothered." The term Dr. Luke uses for "worried" is one that means "to be pulled in different directions." The root verb in Greek means "to divide into parts." Martha was being pulled apart from within. Her stress was caused by this internal tearing. A classic case study of a stress fracture! The word bothered suggests originally the idea of "noise, tumult, trouble." She was agitated, ripped apart in turmoil.

For Martha, who allowed herself to get caught in the sticky web of stress, the important got replaced by the urgent.

The Perspective of Jesus

The night Jesus was placed under arrest and later subjected to a series of mock trials which ultimately led to His crucifixion, He had been praying to the Father. In that prayer He said: "I glorified You on the earth, having accomplished the work which You have given Me to do" (John 17:4).

When you think that through, you will be surprised. He said that He had completed the job. Mission accomplished. Yet there were still regions which had not heard. There were still hundreds of blind and sick and lame people as yet untouched and unchanged. There were still millions of slaves in the Roman Empire being mistreated. Yet He said He had accomplished what the Father had for Him to do. Even though there were still numerous needs, our Savior was free of stress. Unlike His nervous friend Martha, Jesus maintained the right perspective.

Which approach do you tend to take? If you tend to get caught up in the hurry-worry sindrome, there is a better way to live. In Part Two, we'll talk about overcoming worry.   I think we can all be blessed by this great devotional from Charles Swindoll.  I don’t know about you but I really hate when I am caught up in that syndrome.  That’s why I need to give everything to Jesus daily!!!  I hope you have a Simply Heavenly day.  God bless you!!!

Word of the Day... March 29, 2014...

There was an agnostic professor who visited a primitive tribe that had been impacted by missionaries who brought them the gospel. Their value system was very New Testament. The professor told the tribal leader, "It's just a shame that you were duped by those missionaries. Nobody really believes the Bible literally anymore. We're more enlightened than that."

The old chief pointed to the stone where they used to bash in the heads of the people they were going to eat and the oven that was used to roast them. Then he said, "If it were not for the gospel message of the love of Jesus Christ, which could convert a cannibal into a Christian, you'd be our supper by now."

At that moment, that professor was glad someone believed in the Bible, probably for the first and only time in his life!

Every time I see a changed life, I see the power of God. The gospel works. It satisfies the mind, and it also changes your life if you let it.

The Bible is full of examples of changed lives. The disciples of Jesus Christ are a prime example. All throughout the Gospels, these were men who were timid, fearful, and wavering in their faith. But in the book of Acts, it's a different story: "Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated and untrained men, they marveled. And they realized that they had been with Jesus" (Acts 4:13).

Of course, all lives touched by Jesus Christ were changed. In John 9, Jesus healed a man who was blind from birth. The Pharisees tried to defame Jesus and said, "You know, the guy that healed you was a sinner." I love the man's response: "Whether He is a sinner or not I do not know. One thing I know: that though I was blind, now I see" (John 9:25). That is indisputable fact: "I'm changed."

A changed life is always the greatest argument for the Christian faith. You can come up with all the apologetics you want, but when you have a changed life and people know what it used to be like, there's not much they can say. "Boy, you're different now! You don't do the things you used to do. You've got real purpose and direction. What happened to you?" That's why we insist—as the Bible does—that everyone who comes into contact with Jesus Christ changes. If you say you're a Christian but there's no real change in your life, I doubt you've had a real, true encounter with Jesus Christ.

Lives are changed by the message of the cross. A changed life is the demonstration of the Spirit of power; that's always the ultimate proof. So often we spend our time trying to prove the gospel when we should be showing the gospel. When you live the gospel, when you live a changed life, it will go very far—farther than any other proof.

The Bible is a great treasure and gift, different from any other book or document ever written. And it only stands to reason that a God who is powerful enough to cause everything to exist and order it with such meticulous, intricate, beautiful design can bring about the changes He desires in us through His Word. And we are eternally thankful to Him for that!

I like this Devotional from Pastor Skip.  Yes Jesus changes lives every single day!! I know that He changed my life forever!   I hope that you all have a Simply Heavenly day!!!  God bless you!!!  

Friday, March 28, 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!!!♥♥♥ 

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

Temporal Rewards for Those Who Serve God…by Charles R. Swindoll

I'll be candid with you. I have never read anywhere else in the Bible what God revealed to me in 2 Corinthians:

We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body. For we who are alive are always being given over to death for Jesus' sake, so that his life may also be revealed in our mortal body. (2 Corinthians 4:10-11 NIV)

Do you observe the temporal reward woven into the lines of those verses? It is this: the quiet awareness that the life of Christ is being modeled.

That is part of what Paul meant when he wrote, that the life of Jesus "may also be revealed in our mortal body." Frankly, I know of few more satisfying and encouraging rewards than the deep realization that our actions (and the motives behind them) are visible expressions of Christ to others.

All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God. (2 Corinthians 4:15 NIV)

It's not hidden. The Lord comes up front and says that when you and I take the role of a servant, there is the joyful realization that a thankful spirit is being stimulated.

And, please notice in verse 15; God gets the glory. It overflows!  Love this so much I just had to share it!!!  I hope you all have a Simply Heavenly day!!! God bless you!!! 

Thursday, March 27, 2014

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

Tonight I pray that the Lord will bless you as you thank Him through the storms of your life.  That He will blanket you with His peace and you will become aware of His Presence in your life.  I pray that as you release your worries to Him, it will clear the way for you to seek His face unhindered.  Let Him free you from the fear hiding deep inside you. Sit quietly in His Presence and allow His warm light to soak into you and drive out all of the darkness inside you. That your thankful attitude will open the windows of heaven and His blessings will fall upon you through those openings into eternity. In Jesus name I pray, Amen and Amen…  I love you all!!!  God bless you!!! ♥♥♥

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

Back to the BasicsLook how far you have fallen! Turn back to me and do the works you did at first.—Revelation 2:5, NLT

I once knew a guy who was always in the best shape. I would run into him a couple of times a year, and he always made a point of reminding me that he was in much better shape than I was. He would tell me, "Feel my arm!"

"That's hard."

"That's right!" he would say. But he was a stressed-out and very intense kind of guy. One day, I received the sad news that he had died of a heart attack. This guy had it all together on the outside. He was in great shape. But inside, his heart was in trouble.

You may have the greatest physique — bulging biceps and rippling abs. You may have incredible stamina and energy. But what good is all of that if you have heart disease? You might be able to flex your spiritual muscles in front of other people. You might say, "Look at my schedule! Look at all that I am doing for God. Look at what I have done. Listen to my accomplishments." That's good as far as it goes. But it falls short of revealing the whole picture.

When Jesus told the believers at Ephesus they had left their first love, He was getting to the heart of the matter, the root of success or failure in the Christian life. He was saying, "You are leaving this first love. You are neglecting these basic things." That is when the Christian life becomes drudgery. That is when you start saying, "There are so many rules. There are so many restrictions. I want to live as I please. I want to be free."

When you begin to think like this, you are leaving your first love.  I really think Pastor Greg’s devotionals get better by the day.  We were just talking about leaving your first love at church as we are studying the Book of Revelation.

If straying, begin to do what helped you to fall in love with Jesus in the first place. It is not uncommon to have dips in a relationship. Peter dipped in his (Luke 22:54), and David dipped in his (2 Samuel 11), but they got up and pursued after God once again. Be a Mary not a Martha.  Spend your time at the feet of Jesus.

John, in Revelation 2:4, states it is not a case of “losing” one’s love but “leaving” one’s love. It is a choice that you are making to walk away from Him.  The cure is to do the “first works,” those things that caused one to grow in love with God in the first place. This would include those items mentioned above. The first step in this is confession and receiving the forgiveness and restored fellowship that are the result of that confession (1 John 1:9). There is no doubt that God will bless the pursuit of a passion for Him and will glorify His name through it.  I hope that you have a Simply Heavenly day!!! God bless you!!! 

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

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

Saved Soul, Wasted LifeNo other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.—1 Corinthians 3:11

A poll was taken not long ago that asked Americans what they thought was their main purpose in life. The responses were interesting. You would think that some would maybe say, "To make a contribution to society" or "To have a meaningful life." But what most people said was, "The main purpose of life is enjoyment and personal fulfillment." It's interesting to note that 50 percent of those polled identified themselves as born-again Christians.

According to the Bible, the purpose of life is not enjoyment and personal fulfillment. The Bible teaches that we are put on this earth to bring glory to God. We need to mark that well in our minds and hearts. Speaking in Isaiah 43:7, God said, "Everyone who is called by My name, Whom I have created for My glory; I have formed him, yes, I have made him." Therefore, we are to glorify God in all that we do with our lives.

Are you using your resources and talents for His glory? Sometimes we think that God has given us this life to do with what we will. We will say, "Lord, this is mine. This is my week. Here is Your time on Sunday morning. The rest of it belongs to me." Or, "Here is the plan for my life, Lord. Here is what I want to accomplish." Or, "This is my money. Here is Your 10 percent, Lord. I give a waitress more, but 10 percent is all You get."

The fact is that it's possible to have a saved soul but a wasted life. If you were asked today, "What is the main purpose of life?" what would you say?

If you ask God that question and keep on asking Him every morning of your life, He will lead you into His purpose . . . which is the best place you could ever be.

This devotional from Pastor Greg really got me thinking today.  We live in a “I” centered world.  But when we become a born again Christian that should change to a “He” centered world.  I know that when my life is centered on Jesus and His Word, my life has meaning and purpose.  Without Him my life is meaningless.  I want Jesus to always be at the center of my life so that I can be in His will and way for my life.  Have a Simply Heavenly day.  God bless you!!! 

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

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

I pray TONIGHT that the Lord would go before you and make the crooked ways straight - that this will be a week of supernatural favor and divine intervention for you! The Lord will open doors of opportunity to show forth His goodness and magnify His glory in and through you! That He will fill you to overflowing with His Spirit.  I pray that the wind of the Holy Spirit blow His fullness into your life in Jesus’ name! Be clothed with power from on high and anointed with fresh oil!!  Expect His GREATNESS to be demonstrated in your life! In Jesus name I pray, Amen and Amen…  I Love You All!!!!  God bless you!!! ♥♥♥

Word of the Day... March 25, 2014...

Is There a Catfish in Your Tank?Do not marvel, my brethren, if the world hates you.  —1 John 3:13

I heard a story about some fish suppliers who were having problems shipping cod from the East Coast. By the time it reached the West, it was spoiled. They froze it, but by the time it arrived, it was mushy. So they decided to send it alive, but it arrived dead. They tried sending it alive again, but with one difference: they included a catfish in each tank. You see, catfish are the natural enemies of cod. By the time the cod arrived, they were alive and well because they had spent their trip fleeing the catfish.

Maybe God has put a catfish in your tank to keep you alive and well spiritually. It's called persecution. Maybe there's a person at work who always has eight hard questions for you every morning regarding spiritual things. Maybe it's that neighbor who is giving you a hard time for your faith in Jesus. Maybe it's a spouse or a family member who doesn't believe. You are wondering why this is happening. It is like that catfish. That person is keeping you on your toes.

Shortly before His crucifixion, Jesus told the disciples, "If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you aren't of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you" (John 16:19).

God will allow persecution in the life of the believer. If you're experiencing persecution, here are two things to remember: First, persecution confirms that you are a child of God. Second, persecution causes you to cling more tightly to Jesus.

When you are suffering persecution for your faith, remember, this world isn't your real home anyway. If you persevere with a steady, peaceful spirit, trusting in Jesus to help you, your welcome into heaven will be more glorious than you can imagine.

I really love this devotional today from Pastor Greg.  When I read this, at first I giggled but after giving this some thought it is very true that when we go through a little persecution we immediately draw closer to the Lord and we become more vigilant in our walk with Him.  Have a Simply Heavenly day!!! God bless you!!!

Monday, March 24, 2014

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

I Pray Tonight that you take everything to God in prayer and realize that all of your mistakes can be recycled into something good through HIS transforming Grace!!!  Leave all of them right there with Him.  I pray that you trust in Him and do not be afraid.  Keep your eyes on Jesus and draw ever closer to Him.  I pray that as you grow closer to Him that you begin to see yourself from His perspective. For it is when we begin to look through His eyes we see that we are His beloved child.  He will take our errors and weave each one of them into an intricate work that is good. I pray that we realize that in Him we have redemption from sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that He lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding.  I pray that you remember He is our song, our strength and that He wants us to live in conscious awareness of His Presence as we journey together towards heaven.  In Jesus name I pray, Amen and Amen. I Love You All!!!  God bless you!!! 

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

Hearing the truth carries responsibility.
 Listen to the words of Jesus:
"'If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear.' Then He said to them, 'Take heed what you hear. With the same measure you use, it will be measured to you; and to you who hear, more will be given. For whoever has, to him more will be given; but whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken away from him'" (Mark 4:23-25).

If you learn spiritual truth, and you apply that truth, more truth will be given to you for you to apply to your heart. This is why some people get bored with Bible study, because they never apply the truth to their hearts or their lives. It never penetrates. They just think, "Yes, I kind of understand it. That's sort of an interesting fact."

They never ask God for that truth to transform the way they do business, treat their wives, love their husbands, or speak to the world at large. And eventually, if you're exposed to Bible truth without really making that kind of application, you'll get bored with it. You'll lose what you have. It won't make sense to you. God won't reveal anything to you unless you put into practice what He has already revealed to you. Why should He tell you any more of His secrets?

In Mark 4:26-29, Jesus gives a parable about a man who scatters seed; it grows, but "he himself does not know how" (v. 27). That's how the gospel works. You share the truth of the gospel with somebody, and they listen to it.

You can't see what's going on inside that person's mental processes or inside their heart, but God may be working in their life, and pretty soon there are signs of life. A little leaf starts sticking out of ground, so to speak. You say, "Oh, look; he's interested in spiritual things." Soon, more of the plant comes out, then the full head of grain, and eventually "he puts in the sickle, because the harvest has come" (v. 29). That is, at the right time God reaps that individual into His kingdom. That person eventually comes to know Christ.

A farmer can't make a seed grow. He plants the seed, but he doesn't know what stage of growth it's in until he sees it come up out of the ground. So when we share, we don't know what effect it's going to have, but life may be happening all around us.

You might have some wonderful surprises like I've had with some of the people that I've shared with: They get saved, and you don't know how it happened. Someone may come up to you and tell you, "I got saved because of your testimony to me!" Or maybe you won't know until after you get to heaven. It's okay either way.

But there are two things I want you to take away here: Keep on applying to your life what God tells you when He speaks to you in His Word. Then He will reveal more to you. And keep on sharing with the people in your life, even if they seem hardhearted. You don't know what God is doing inside them.

This is a great devotional by Pastor Skip and it reminds us that many times it takes more than one Christian planting into lives to bring about a strong walk with the Lord.  Never discount the power of the Holy Spirit when He leads you to share with someone.  It could grow into a beautiful harvest.  Have a Simply Heavenly day!!!  God bless you!!!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

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

I Pray TONIGHT that you experience the Power and Victory of the Lord in every area of your life! That the power of the Holy Spirit will flow freely into the weak ones that are aware of their need for You Lord. I bind, plunder and render to naught every strongman assigned to you, your family, your finances and your purpose in the name of Jesus! Let all evil transmitting your progress to the world of darkness receive blindness in the name of Jesus. I declare supernatural breakthroughs - that the Lord would reveal heavens strategy and show you dreams and vision that would cause your advance! GO FORWARD BLESSED!! In Jesus name I pray, Amen and Amen!!!  I love you all!!!  God bless you!!! ♥♥

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

At the Right TimeWhen the right time came, God sent his Son, born of a woman, subject to the law.  —Galatians 4:4

By nature, I tend to be an impatient person. I'm one of those guys who, when the pizza comes, doesn't wait for it to cool off. I start eating it immediately. Of course, I have burned the entire roof of my mouth that way. But I just can't wait.

In this day and age when everything moves so fast, we don't need to wait for much of anything anymore. How did we ever make it without microwave ovens? Yet even these seem slow to me now. At the grocery store, even if it's necessary for me to leave a few things behind, I will try to get in the ten-items-or-less line. When I'm on the freeway, if one lane starts to move, even if it's just slightly faster than my lane, I will move to the faster one. I don't like to wait.

Yet the Lord tells us to be patient for His return. As we look at this world in which we live and the way our culture is changing, we may think, Lord, come on! Return! Look at the way things are going! But God has His own schedule. He won't be late. He won't be early. He will be right on time.

When He came the first time, it was according to His perfect plan. Galatians tells us, "But when the right time came, God sent his Son" (Galatians 4:4, NLT). I love that phrase: when the right time came. At the appointed hour, Jesus Christ, the Son of God, fulfilled the Old Testament prophecies and was born in a manger in Bethlehem. And when the time is just right, Jesus Christ, the Son of God, will return. 

I am so excited when I read this devotional today by Pastor Greg.  There are no more prophecies that need to be fulfilled in order for the Rapture to happen and for Jesus to call us home!!!  His timing is always perfect  and we need to be about our Father’s business until He comes for us.  I hope that you have a Simply Heavenly day!!!  God bless you!!! 

Saturday, March 22, 2014

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... March 22, 2014...

God is faithful to take special note of those who serve Him. Of all the promises He has made to His servants, one stands out as my favorite:
 For God is not unjust so as to forget your work and the love which you have shown toward His name, in having ministered and in still ministering to the saints. (Hebrews 6:10)

I like the way The Living Bible reads:

For God is not unfair. How can he forget your hard work for him, or forget the way you used to show your love for him---and still do---by helping his children?

The writer is talking to Christians. The word beloved in the previous verse (6:9) assures us of that. And he is writing out of concern for a few of the first-century believers who had begun to cool off and drift from a close walk with God. He wants to encourage them to stay at it, to keep going, to count on the Lord their God to take notice of them and reward them accordingly.

In other words, he reminds them of that great truth all of us tend to forget when days turn into a slow grind: God is faithful! He uses eight words to convey this fact: "God is not unjust so as to forget."

What does it mean to say that God is faithful? It means He is steadfast in His allegiance to His people. He will not leave us in the lurch. It also means He is firm in His adherence to His promises. He keeps His word. Faithfulness suggests the idea of loyalty; dependability; constancy; being resolute, steady, and consistent.

God isn't fickle, no hot-and-cold temperamental moods with Him! I really enjoyed this devotional today from Charles Swindoll. We can depend on the Lord for every area of our lives!!!  Have a Simply Heavenly Saturday!!!  God bless you!!!

Friday, March 21, 2014

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

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!!!♥♥♥

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

Returning to Our First LoveRemember therefore from where you have fallen; repent and do the first works.—Revelation 2:5

When Jesus found a fatal flaw in the church at Ephesus — that they were leaving their first love — He also gave His prescription for renewal and revival. They are the three R’s of returning to our first love: remember, repent, and repeat.

First, you need to remember. This word could be translated, "Keep on remembering." What should you remember? You should remember where you were when Jesus Christ first found you. You were separated from Him by sin and on your way to a certain judgment. But He graciously and lovingly reached out to you and forgave you. All of us were separated from God and facing judgment. The essential thing Christ did for you is the same that He did for every person.

The psalmist described it this way: "He also brought me up out of a horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my steps. He has put a new song in my mouth — praise to our God" (Psalm 40:2-3). Every Christian can say this. That is what Christ did for us.

Second, you need to remember where you were at the highest point of your love for Jesus. When was that high point in your spiritual life? Was it a month ago? A year? Ten years? Or was it today? Could you say, "At this moment in my life, I believe I am as close to the Lord as I have ever been"? If you can say that, praise God. If not, remember when you were closest to the Lord, mark it in your mind, and make it your aim to return there once again.

I think this is one of the best devotionals Pastor Greg has done!!  I think it is so healthy for us to always take time out to remember how we felt that very special day that we asked Jesus to come into our heart to be our Lord and Savior.

When we do we fall in love with Jesus all over again and are so thankful that He saved us and loves us.  I can’t think of a better way to have a change of mind. So that I won’t be hiding this light inside of me under a bushel but I will shine brightly with His love and saving grace in a very dark world!!!  Have a Simply Heavenly day!!!  Maranatha and God bless you!!!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

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

Tonight I Pray that you realize that you have to go through a storm to get to the other side where the Son is warm and bright!!! Never forget dear ones that He has promised us that he will never leave us or forsake us ever!!! Remember that night on the boat with His disciples as they crossed the sea and the storm came.  Jesus continued to sleep and never worried for a second.  If only the disciples had remembered what He had told them, “lets cross to the other side of the lake.” If they had remembered His words they would never have feared.  So I pray that as you are going through this storm do not fear even when the winds howl and the seas threaten to sink your boat.  Just call His name Jesus…. Wait listen He has never left your side!!!!  He is right there with you through everything!!!  I pray that you trust that He will make a way when there seem to be none.  Stand on that faith!!! Satan is a liar and has already been defeated!!!  Just hold on to His hand and enjoy the ride across the sea until you get to the other side and can stand again on His solid rock!!!  He shall fill you with JOY unspeakable and fill you to overflowing with His love and glory!!!  I pray that you never doubt it.  In Jesus name I pray, Amen and Amen…  I love you All!!!  Maranatha and God bless you!!! ♥♥♥

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

ForgetfulnessFor this reason I will not be negligent to remind you always of these things, though you know and are established in the present truth.  —2 Peter 1:12

A number of years ago, I received one of those dreaded notices in the mail. It was time for me to take my driving test again. I thought, I've been driving for many years. I don't think I need to read the manual again. When I showed up at the DMV for my appointment, I was handed a written test. Some of the questions stumped me a bit, but I thought I did reasonably well. I realized that I could only miss three. I took my test back to the DMV employee and watched her as she pulled out a red pen and, with great relish, began to look over my test. She marked one . . . two, then three, four, five, six. .

"You have to take the test again," she told me.

I took it again and passed the test — barely. It was a humiliating experience. Because I have driven every day for years, I thought I knew all of the basics. But obviously I didn't. It reminded me that I don't necessarily know as much as I think I do.

There are things in life that we forget. That is one of the reasons Peter wrote his second epistle. He said, "Yes, I think it is right, as long as I am in this tent, to stir you up by reminding you, knowing that shortly I must put off my tent, just as our Lord Jesus Christ showed me" (2 Peter 1:13-14). If you focus on these things that you should never forget, God says you will never stumble or fall (verse 10), and He will give you an abundant entrance into His kingdom.

This devotion today from Pastor Greg spoke to my heart of the importance of getting into the Word of God every day and spending time in worship talking and visiting with Jesus.  That is why if we are IN the Scriptures every day the Holy Spirit will be able to move in and upon us and refresh us daily!!  I hope that you all have a Simply Heavenly day!!  God bless you!!!  



Wednesday, March 19, 2014

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

I Pray TONIGHT that you forgive all those who have hurt or sinned against you and that you are healed from every wounded area. Even now, a balm of Gilead flows to you from the throne room of heaven! I break any mentality of a victim, for Christ has made you victorious! I call forth a personal revival in your life - that the presence of God would consume and overtake you - that God would be first in your life with preeminence and priority over all things concerning you! I command all impediments to your destiny to be removed and bind every hindering and debilitating spirit in the name of Jesus! I command doors of opportunity and elevation to be opened and doors of lack and struggle to be shut permanently - let all stolen virtues, goodness and blessings be retrieved for the glory of God! YOU ARE FAVORED!!! In Jesus name, I pray,  Amen and Amen… I Love you all!!!  God bless you!!! ♥♥♥

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

The Perfect Revelation of the Lord

Psalm 19
To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.
1 The heavens declare the glory of God;
And the firmament shows His handiwork.
2 Day unto day utters speech,
And night unto night reveals knowledge.
3 There is no speech nor language
Where their voice is not heard.
4 Their line has gone out through all the earth,
And their words to the end of the world.
In them He has set a tabernacle for the sun,
5 Which is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber,
And rejoices like a strong man to run its race.
6 Its rising is from one end of heaven,
And its circuit to the other end;
And there is nothing hidden from its heat.
7 The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul;
The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple;
8 The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart;
The commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes;
9 The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever;
The judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.
10 More to be desired are they than gold,
Yea, than much fine gold;
Sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.
11 Moreover by them Your servant is warned,
And in keeping them there is great reward.
12 Who can understand his errors?
Cleanse me from secret faults.
13 Keep back Your servant also from presumptuous sins;
Let them not have dominion over me.
Then I shall be blameless,
And I shall be innocent of great transgression.
14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
Be acceptable in Your sight,
O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer.

I hope you have a Simply Heavenly Day!!!  Maranatha!!!  God bless you!!!


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