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, May 31, 2016

Your Love Guard Me Through The Night….




TONIGHT I Pray that God covers you with His wings of love tonight.  That you realize that you are hedged in and secured in HIS great love!! He is your Rock and your Refuge! Run to Him for He is waiting for you with great anticipation, mercy, love and grace! I pray that HE will free you from all that would hold you back from having a strong walk in the Spirit. I Pray that the Lord Jesus will destroy all devices of the enemy that are slowing down your progress spiritually.  I ask the Lord to reveal to you who you are so that you begin to see with His eyes and begin to have the mind of Christ so that the wisdom from God that was once hidden will now be revealed!!!  Stand on the solid rock of His Word!!! In Jesus name I Pray, Amen and Amen….  I Love you all.  God bless you!!! ♥♥♥

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Your Love Guard Me Through The Night….



TONIGHT I Pray that you will have keen discernment, wisdom from above and a heavenly perspective to see with the eyes of God!   God has raised you up for such a time as this!!  I pray that you realize that the Lord is advancing His people in these last days, that as we allow Him to move through us a great harvest of souls will come to know the Lord Jesus!!!  I pray that as we walk in His will and way for our lives that unsaved members of our family will be saved and see the goodness of the Lord! May the Holy Spirit help you increase in the knowledge of God and set you on fire for the purpose of God! I pray that you release all un-forgiveness, bitterness, hurt, anger and rejection in the name of Jesus! May the Lord perfect your faith and I pray that you walk in the light of His love and grace... In Jesus name I pray…. Amen and Amen...  I Love you all!!!  God bless you!!! ♥♥

Word of the Day... May 29, 2016....


BLAME SOMEONE ELSE

In the earliest day of failure and tragedy in the garden of Eden, Adam came out of hiding, knowing full well his own guilt and shame. Adam confessed: "We ate from the fruit of the tree that was forbidden-but it was the woman who enticed me!" When God said to Eve, "What did you do?" she said: "It was the serpent that beguiled me!" In that brief time our first parents had learned the art of laying the blame on someone else. That is one of the great, betraying evidences of sin-and we have learned it straight from our first parents. We do not accept the guilt of our sin and iniquity. We blame someone else. If you are not the man you ought to be, you are likely to blame your wife or your ancestors. If you are not the young person you ought to be, you can always blame your parents. If you are not the wife you ought to be, you may blame your husband or perhaps the children. Sin being what it is, we would rather lay the blame on others. We blame, blame, blame! That is why we are where we are.


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 you experience true intimacy with God. I pray that that you "know" Him as never before and are consumed by His Spirit!!...I pray that you don’t allow unexpected events pull you off course in your walk with the Lord Jesus.  Instead as soon as something begins to pull your attention away, take it to Jesus right away and talk to Him about it.  I pray that you share every part of your life with Him.  Not just run to Him when you are afraid or something bad has happened.  For it is when you take everything to the Lord that He can begin to work through you. I pray that you realize that He made you to need Him every moment of the day and when you approach His throne of grace, you will receive His Peace that passes all understanding with a thankful heart.  In Jesus Name I Pray, Amen and Amen. I Love You All!!   God bless you!!!! ♥♥♥

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Your Love Guard Me Through The Night…




TONIGHT I Pray that you thank the Lord for all of the conditions that require you to be still.  I pray that you don’t spoil these precious quiet times between you and God, by being impatient or wishing them away. Sometimes the Lord moves mightily when you are most vulnerable.  I pray you run to Him in your weakness and rest in the comfort of the Presence of the Lord.  Take your mind off of your problems and put all of your focus on Jesus.  Never forget that He is able to do more than you can ask or even imagine.  When things are at their darkest the safest place for you to be is in His will.  I pray that you allow His Peace to settle over you, along with the Blessed assurance that He will never leave you or forsake you ever.  In Jesus name I Pray, Amen and Amen.  I Love You All!!!  God Bless You!!!♥♥♥

Friday, May 27, 2016

Word of the Day... May 27, 2016....


Willing to Love

Civilized man has brought about this tragic fall by associating love with sex exclusively and then popularizing the error by every means at his command. Millions of young people today are wholly unable to think of love except in terms of the disgraceful promiscuity of Hollywood. Newspapers now report the numerous marriages of the movie crowd by number: "It was the third marriage for her; his fourth." And if it were not so tragic for everyone concerned, it would be hugely comical to read of a movie star being interviewed by the press and solemnly assuring the public that she is not at the moment "in love." Such a use of the word is completely degraded and smacks more of the beasts than of men made in the image of God. 

For the millions, love is an emotional attraction, nothing more, as unstable and as unpredictable as sheet lightning. The Bible teaches, on the contrary, that true love is a benevolent principle and is under the control of the will. If love were merely an emotion, how could God command us to love Him, or to love our neighbor? No one can "fall in love" at the command of another, if falling in love means getting seized suddenly with a fit of love as one might be hit with a charge of electricity or caught with a severe spasm of coughing.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Your Love Guard Me Through The Night….




TONIGHT I PRAY THAT you realize that understanding will never bring you peace.  That is why the Lord Jesus asks us to trust in HIM and not lean on our own understanding.  Human beings always want to figure things out, in order to gain a sense of mastery over our own lives. That as the world presents you with these problems and another set of problems pops up to challenge you, the relief you had anticipated it short-lived. Soon your mind is gearing up again: searching for understanding (mastery of your own problems), instead of seeking the Lord. I pray that the Peace of the Lord is not an elusive goal hidden at the center of some complicated maze. I pray that you realize you can have HIS Peace, which is inherent when you are in HIS Presence. As you look to the Lord Jesus you will gain awareness of HIS Precious Peace. I pray that no matter what storms may come to try and upset that balance, that you stop and affirm your trust in HIM alone. Leave everything in HIS capable hands. Through trusting prayers, resting in His sovereign control, rejoice in HIM! As you trust in him, He will watch over you continually. You are his child and HE has engraved you on the palm of His hands. I pray you realize how great you are loved! In Jesus name I pray, Amen and Amen… I love you all!!!...  God bless you!!!!! ♥♥♥

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Your Love Guard Me Through The Night...


TONIGHT I Pray that you realize that HE is taking care of you. I pray that you trust Him at all times, trust Him in all circumstances, and trust Him with all of your heart!!! This old world can be so hard on us and life is sometimes so very hard. I pray that when you feel weary and that everything seems to be going wrong, that you reach out to Jesus. I pray that you utter these words “I trust You Jesus for every part of my life. When you do this you are allowing Him to take control and you can fall back into the security of His everlasting arms. I pray that every part of your being will come into divine alignment with the will of God. Lord, I pray that everything you are doing in this season will allow the Holy Spirit to sensitize and include you!!! Let the Spirit of the Living God teach you that you can grow strong in your weakness when you put all of your trust in the Lord Jesus!!! For it is when you do this that the Lord can be glorified through you!!! I pray that when you search for Him as a hidden treasure you will find Him!!! Stand on that faith!! In Jesus name I pray, Amen and Amen… I Love you all… God bless you!!!♥♥♥


Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Your Love Guard Me Through The Night….




Tonight I Pray that the Lord will give you HIS peace.  I pray that you stand on your faith realizing that He is our strength and our shield and that even before we arise from our beds He is at work in our lives. The Lord is the stronghold in the day of trouble; He knows those who trust in Him. He loves us with an amazing all-encompassing love that is perfect!!! He will provide us with the strength that we need to move forward in our walk with Him.  I pray that whenever you start to feel afraid you hold tightly to HIS hand.  He will lead you on the road ahead and no matter how dark or foggy it may seem He knows the way!!!  He is always alert and active and He will protect us from all dangers. I pray that you put all of your trust in our good Shepherd Jesus and you can begin to rest in HIS sheltering Presence!!!  Walk in that faith!!!  In Jesus name I pray, Amen and Amen!!! I Love You All!!!  God Bless You!!! 

Monday, May 23, 2016

Your Love Guard Me Through The Night….



Tonight I Pray that you come to the Lord Jesus with all of the difficulties in your life.  I pray that as you lay your cares at His throne that you will also thank Him for all of the Joy and Goodness that He brings into your life.  That as you pray your faithfulness reaches to the clouds as a pleasing aroma to God.  I pray that you never forget that your future as His child is in HIS hands and that nothing will take Him by surprise! That even when our future seems dark and unclear we can look to Jesus knowing that it is when we put all of our trust in Him that He will help us to navigate through the maze of life before us.  I pray that you realize that I can do ALL things through Christ Jesus!!!  Stand on that faith and walk in HIS Light!!!  In Jesus name I pray, Amen and Amen…  I love You All…  God bless you!!! ♥♥♥

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Your Love Guard Me Through The Night….




TONIGHT I PRAY that you come to the Lord and find rest.  He is all around you and wants to bless and restore each one of you.  We need to breathe Him in with each breath we take.  The way ahead can be dark and steep.  Grab unto His hand with openness and trust.  Ask the Holy Spirit within you to order your day and control your thoughts, for the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace.  You can have as much of HIS peace as you want, through correct choices that you make with Him each day. Choose to get closer to Him through His Word and prayer, so that He will be an ever present help in times of trouble.  As you savor this gift, you find HIM.  When you abide in Him, you find joy and peace.  His peace will never leave you even until the end of time.  In Jesus name I pray, Amen and Amen…  I love you all!!!!  God bless you!!!! ♥♥♥

Word of the Day... May 22, 2016....


Unused Truth

Lack of balance in the Christian life is often the direct consequence of overemphasis on certain favorite texts, with a corresponding underemphasis on other related ones. For it is not denial only that makes a truth void; failure to emphasize it will in the long run be equally damaging. And this puts us in the odd position of holding a truth theoretically while we make it of no effect by neglecting it in practice. Unused truth becomes as useless as an unused muscle. Sometimes our dogmatic insistence upon "It is written" and our refusal to hear "Again it is written" makes heretics of us, our heresy being the noncreedal variety which does not rouse the opposition of the theologians. One example of this is the teaching that crops up now and again having to do with confession of sin. It goes like this: Christ died for our sins, not only for all we have committed but for all we may yet commit for the remainder of our lives. When we accept Christ we receive the benefit of everything He did for us in His dying and rising again. In Christ all our current sins are forgiven beforehand. It is therefore unnecessary for us to confess our sins. In Christ they are already forgiven. Now, this is completely wrong, and it is all the more wrong because it is half right. It is true that Christ died for all our sins, but it is not true that because Christ died for all our sins we need not confess that we have sinned when we have. This conclusion does not follow from that premise.

I hope that you enjoyed this devotional as much as I did.  Have a Simply Heavenly day!!  God bless you!!!

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Your Love Guard Me Through The Night….




I Pray TONIGHT that the glory of God cover every aspect of your life.  I pray that as you seek His face you will find all that you have longed for. Let His love call your name and may you heart be open to hearing His voice and answering Him! The deepest yearnings of your heart are for intimacy with Him.  I pray that you never feel guilty about spending time in His Presence.  To just be still and wait upon the Lord. I Pray that you are not afraid to be different from other people, for the path that the Lord has chosen for you to travel is exquisitely right for you.  You have been blessed and I pray that you stand on that faith and walk in the light of our Savior’s love!!… In Jesus name I pray, Amen and Amen… I love you all!!!  God bless you!!! ♥♥♥

Your Love Guard Me Through The Night….


Tonight I Pray that you rest in HIS loving Presence.  Everyday difficulties will happen in your life and you should never be afraid to lay them at the feet of Jesus.  I pray that you will allow Holy Spirit to move through you so that you will become the person the Lord has destined you to be.  I pray that you will take the time to listen for His voice and let go of all the baggage that you are carrying alone.  Just lay it all at the feet of Jesus!!!  I pray that you will be open to the hand of the Lord in your life.  I pray that you relax in HIS Peace and trust that He will strengthen you and prepare you for each task that He has for you.  I pray that you hold tightly to HIS hand as He walks you through each day, one step at a time.  In Jesus name I pray, Amen and Amen.  I Love You All!!!  God Bless You!!!♥♥♥

Friday, May 20, 2016

Your Love Guard Me Through The Night….




TONIGHT I PRAY that each one of us step out in faith and take our walk with the Lord Jesus seriously.  That we realize as Christians we are justified by faith. We are justified, declared righteous, at the moment of our salvation. Justification does not make us righteous, but rather pronounces us righteous. Our righteousness comes from placing our faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ.  I pray that we realize that Jesus plus nothing equals everything!!!  I pray that we make time to give God our first fruits and not just our leftovers. To do everything for the glory of God!!!  That the FREEDOM that the Lord Jesus gives us to be set free from sin and to be joined with HIM in righteousness!!!  Walk in that FREEDOM, for when the SON sets you free you are FREE indeed!  Fall in love with Jesus all over again and begin to live your life for Him.  Rest in the warm glow of His love and let Him cover you with HIS righteousness.  In Jesus name I pray, Amen and Amen…  I love you all!!!!  God bless you!!! ♥♥♥

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Your Love Guard Me Through The Night…..



I Pray TONIGHT that you are overwhelmed by the love, presence and power of God! That your passion for Him is renewed with a burning desire to seek and know him to worship Him with all of your being!!! I pray that your eyes see with revelation and illumination in the realm of the spirit as deep calleth deep! God is taking you to a higher place in Him an ascended place where you are seated in heavenly places! I pray that you walk along the path that He has chosen for you.  It is both a privileged and perilous way; His glorious Presence and sharing His love and saving grace with others.  I pray that you never worry about what others think of you; because the work that the Lord is doing within you is hidden at first.  But as you grow in HIM the blossoms will burst forth, and abundant fruit will be born.  I pray that you stay on the path that the Lord has set before you and that you trust Him with your whole mind, heart and soul allowing HIS Spirit to fill you with His joy and wonderful peace. In Jesus name I pray, Amen and Amen…  I Love you all...  God bless you!!! ♥♥♥

Word of the Day... May 18, 2016....


Man - The Dwelling Place of God - On Taking Too Much for Granted

ONCE MARY AND JOSEPH, with a number of friends and relatives, were traveling back home from Jerusalem and, supposing the young Jesus to be in the company, went a whole day's journey before discovering that He had been left behind. 


Their fault was that they assumed that what they wanted to believe was so in fact. They took too much for granted. A simple check at the start of the journey would have saved them a harrowing experience of fear and uncertainty and two days' unnecessary travel.


Theirs was a pardonable fault and one that we ourselves are in great danger of committing. The whole company of evangelicals is traveling home supposing things, some of which may not be true. We had better check before we go any further. Our failure to do so could have more serious consequences than those suffered by Mary and Joseph. It could lead straight to tragedy.


There is danger that we take Christ for granted. We "suppose" that because we hold New Testament beliefs we are therefore New Testament Christians; but it does not follow. The devil is a better theologian than any of us and is a devil still.


We may, for instance, assume that salvation is possible without repentance. Pardon without penitence is a delusion which simple honesty requires that we expose for what it is. To be forgiven, a sin must be forsaken. This accords with the Scriptures, with common logic and with the experience of the saints of all ages.


We are also in danger of assuming the value of religion without righteousness. Through the various media of public communication we are being pressured into believing that religion 'is little more than a beautiful thing capable of bringing courage and peace of mind to a troubled world. Let us resist this effort at brainwashing. The purpose of Christ's redeeming work was to make it possible for bad men to become gooddeeply, radically and finally. God translates men out of the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of the Son of His love. To believe that such translated men must still dwell in darkness is a reflection on the blood of Christ and the wisdom of God.


In spite of all that James said to the contrary, we are still likely to take for granted that faith without works does somehow have a mystic value after all. But "faith worketh by love," said Paul, and where the works of love are absent we can only conclude that faith is absent also. Faith in faith has displaced faith in God in too many places.


A whole new generation of Christians has come up believing that it is possible to "accept" Christ without forsaking the world. But what saith the Holy Ghost? "Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God" (James 4:4), and "If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him" (1 John 2:15) . This requires no comment, only obedience.


We may also erroneously assume that we can experience justification without transformation. Justification and regeneration are not the same; they may be thought apart in theology but they can never be experienced apart in fact. When God declares a man righteous He instantly sets about to make him righteous. Our error today is that we do not expect a converted man to be a transformed man, and as a result of this error our churches are full of substandard Christians. A revival is among other things a return to the belief that real faith invariably produces holiness of heart and righteousness of life.


Again, we may go astray by assuming that we can do spiritual work without spiritual power. I have heard the notion seriously advanced that whereas once to win men to Christ it was necessary to have a gift from the Holy Spirit, now religious movies make it possible for anyone to win souls, without such spiritual anointing! "Whom the gods would destroy they first make mad." Surely such a notion is madness, but until now I have not heard it challenged among the evangelicals.


David Brainerd once compared a man without the power of the Spirit trying to do spiritual work to a workman without fingers attempting to do manual labor. The figure is striking but it does not overstate the facts. The Holy Spirit is not a luxury meant to make deluxe Christians, as an illuminated frontispiece and a leather binding make a deluxe book. The Spirit is an imperative necessity. Only the Eternal Spirit can do eternal deeds.


Without exhausting the list of things wrongly taken for granted I would mention one more: Millions take for granted that it is possible to live for Christ without first having died with Christ. This is a serious error and we dare not leave it unchallenged.


The victorious Christian has known two lives. The first was his life in Adam which was motivated by the carnal mind and can never please God in any way. It can never be converted; it can only die (Romans 8:5-8).


The second life of the Christian is his new life in Christ (Romans 6:114). To live a Christian life with the life of Adam is wholly impossible. Yet multitudes take for granted that it can be done and go on year after year in defeat. And worst of all they accept this half-dead condition as normal.


For our own soul's sake, let's not take too much for granted.

I hope that you enjoyed this devotional as much as I did.  Have a Simply Heavenly day!!  God bless you!!!

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Your Love Guard Me Through The Night…..


I Pray TONIGHT that God covers you with His wings of love that you are hedged in and secured knowing He is your Rock and Refuge!  Run to Him for He is waiting for you with arms open wide.  Refresh yourself in the peace of His Presence!  I pray that when you pass through the waters, you will know that He will be with you.  Trust in HIS protective Presence even while deep waters of affliction are rising around you. I pray that you remember that you are precious in His sight and He will never leave you or abandon you even when you lose sight of Him. Even when you feel yourself sinking under the waves of panic, don’t focus on these feelings but keep your eyes focused on the Lord!!! His rays of Light will reach out to you in the darkest night.  In Jesus name I pray, Amen and Amen!!   I Love You All!!!  God bless you!!♥♥♥

Monday, May 16, 2016

Your Love Guard Me Through The Night…..



I Pray TONIGHT the Lord make you a terror to the household of wickedness that you are a mighty weapon in the hands of the Lord as He leads you through this day!!! ! I pray that every morning when you open your eyes thanking the Lord for another day, that the devil grumbles “Oh No she’s awake”!!! Let the joy of the enemy over your life be turned to sorrow as the Lord Jesus leads you in the path he has for you this day!!  Let the Lord confuse the tongues of those gathered for your sake to do you harm and every evil tongue uttering hurtful things about your life be completely silenced - Let your adversaries make mistakes that will advance the cause of Jesus Christ! No weapon formed against you will prosper! I pray that you don’t let unexpected events make you panic and throw you off the course that the Lord has set for you. Never forget WHO lives within you!!!  I pray that you share everything with the Holy Spirit.  All of your joys, failures, fears, and problems, knowing that HE will not only help you to cope with whatever comes your way, but He will also give you HIS Peace that passes all understanding!!!!  I pray that you thank Him daily for He has done for you.  I pray that when you are walking with the Lord you will walk in HIS complete Peace and Perfect Love! In Jesus name!!! Amen and Amen… I Love you all… God bless you!!! ♥♥♥


Sunday, May 15, 2016

Your Love Guard Me Through The Night…..




I Pray TONIGHT that you have an intimate encounter with God and that everything in your life will come into Divine alignment!! I pray that you give yourself fully to walking with Jesus and relying on Him for everything in your life.  I pray that you don’t give into to fear or worry, those can rob you of living an abundant life in Christ Jesus.  Instead when troubles come fix your eyes upon Jesus and trust in Him and hold tightly to Him so that He can lead you through these difficult times and never forget that NOTHING can separate you from His great love!!!  Walk in His Presence so that the Lord can be glorified through you!!!  In Jesus name I Pray, Amen and Amen. I love you all!!! …. God bless you!!! ♥♥♥

Your Love Guard Me Through The Night…..



Tonight I Pray as you close your eyes in sweet repose, that the Holy Spirit will keep a watch over you as you rest.  I pray that the Lord will guard your heart and mind while you sleep.  I pray that your mind will focus on His Words as you learn to rest in Him; That you think on these things as you sleep; whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is good…  I Pray that as you sleep the Holy Spirit will grant you His peace so you can relax in His everlasting arms. I pray that you awaken refreshed and ready to start your day with a thankful heart realizing that when you are truly thankful your visits with Jesus can be more intimate and fill you with gladness!!!  I pray that you realize that that we were made for this.   In Jesus name I pray, Amen and Amen…  I Love You All!!!  God bless you!!!♥♥♥


Saturday, May 14, 2016

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 in your life. I pray that a balm of Gilead will flow to you from the throne room of heaven! I pray that you will trust in the Lord for all areas of your life and that you will find real victory in Jesus Christ!!! I pray that the Presence of God would consume and overtake you for the Lord God is merciful and He will never abandon you!!!  I pray that He will carry you out of the darkness and into the light of HIS great love!! In Jesus Name I Pray, Amen and Amen. I Love you all...  God bless you!!! ♥♥♥

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Your Love Guard Me Through The Night….




Tonight I Pray that you come to God for understanding.  Know that He has your best interest at heart.  He will give you His wisdom if you allow Him to.  I pray that you get wisdom!  I pray that you get His understanding! Do not turn away from Him for His wisdom will preserve you.  He knows you better than you know yourself and He looks at you through the eyes of grace so don’t be afraid to come to Him. His love is everlasting and true!  I pray that you stand in the light of His Presence.  I pray that you allow Him to shine into the deepest recesses of your being.  I Pray that He will cleanse you, heal you, refresh and renew you.  “For it is through HIM that we can truly live.   I pray that when no one else seems to understand you that you draw closer to Him.  Rejoice in the Lord who understands you and loves you perfectly!!!  I pray that as He fills you with His great love that you become a reservoir that pours that same love into the lives of others.  In Jesus name I Pray, Amen and Amen…  I Love You All!!!  God Bless You!!! ♥♥♥ 

Word of the Day... May 12, 2016....



The Cross is a Radical Thing

The cross of Christ is the most revolutionary thing ever to appear among men.

The cross of the Roman times knew no compromise; it never made concessions. It won all its arguments by killing its opponent and silencing him for good. It spared not Christ, by slew Him the same as the rest. He was alive when they hung Him on that cross and completely dead when they took him down six hours later. That was the cross the first time it appeared in Christian history.


After Christ was risen from the dead the apostles went out to preach His message, and what they preached was the cross. And wherever they went into the wide world they carried the cross, and the same revolutionary power went with them. The radical message of the cross transformed Saul of Tarsus and changed him from a persecutor of Christians to a tender believer and an apostle of the faith. Its power changed bad men into good ones. It shook off the long bondage of paganism and altered completely the whole moral and mental outlook of the Western world.


All this it did and continued to do as long as it was permitted to remain what it had been originally, a cross. Its power departed when it was changed from a thing of death to a thing of beauty. When men made of it a symbol, hung it around their necks as an ornament or made its outline before their faces as a magic sign to ward off evil, then it became at best a weak emblem, at worst a positive fetish. As such it is revered today by millions who know absolutely nothing about its power.


The cross effects its ends by destroying one established pattern, the victim's, and creating another pattern, its own. Thus it always has its way. It wins by defeating its opponent and imposing its will upon him. It always dominates. It never compromises, never dickers nor confers, never surrenders a point for the sake of peace. It cares not for peace; it cares only to end its opposition as fast as possible.


With perfect knowledge of all this Christ said:



Luke 9:23 (NIV) "If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me."


So the cross not only brings Christ's life to an end, it ends also the first life, the old life, of every one of His true followers. It destroys the old pattern, the Adam pattern, in the believer's life, and brings it to an end. Then the God who raised Christ from the dead raises the believer and a new life begins.

This, and nothing less, is true Christianity, though we cannot but recognize the sharp divergence of this conception from that held by the rank and file of evangelicals today. But we dare not qualify our position. The cross stands high above the opinions of men and to that cross all opinions must come at last for judgment. A shallow and worldly leadership would modify the cross to please the entertainment-mad saintlings who will have their fun even within the very sanctuary; but to do so is to court spiritual disaster and risk the anger of the Lamb turned Lion.


We must do something about the cross, and one of two things only we can do--flee it or die upon it. And if we should be so foolhardy as to flee we shall by that act put away the faith of our fathers and make of Christianity something other than it is. Then we shall have left only the empty language of salvation; the power will depart with our departure from the true cross.


If we are wise we will do what Jesus did: endure the cross and despise its shame for the joy that is set before us. To do this is to submit the whole pattern of our lives to be destroyed and built again in the power of an endless life. And we shall find that it is more than poetry, more than sweet hymnody and elevated feeling. The cross will cut into where it hurts worst, sparing neither us nor our carefully cultivated reputations. It will defeat us and bring our selfish lives to an end. Only then can we rise in fullness of life to establish a pattern of living wholly new and free and full of good works.


The changed attitude toward the cross that we see in modern orthodoxy proves not that God has changed, nor that Christ has eased up on His demand that we carry the cross; it means rather that current Christianity has moved away from the standards of the New Testament. So far have we moved indeed that it may take nothing short of a new reformation to restore the cross to its right place in the theology and life of the Church.



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 you will take the time to meet the Lord in the stillness of your soul.  When you turn off the things of the world you are more open to what the Lord has for you.  I pray that you set aside a special time each day that you spend with Jesus.  For it is when you meet Him like this that He will commune with you.  The Lord loves it when we come to Him and seek Him out and He will bless you daily as you spend time in His Presence talking to Him, reading His Word and waiting on Him.  Being still in this world filled with distractions isn’t always easy, so I pray that you will not be discouraged by the difficulty of meeting this goal.  The Lord watches you and is blessed by each of your attempts to seek Him.  I pray that you will ask the Holy Spirit to help you for He is a glorious source of strength within you that will never leave you or forsake you.  I pray that you will allow His Presence to bring order to your thoughts, infusing Peace into your entire being.  In Jesus Name I Pray, Amen and Amen…  I Love You All!!!  God bless you!!!  ♥♥♥

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Your Love Guard Me Through The Night….



Tonight I pray that you refuse to worry!!!  Look to Jesus for everything that you need He will never leave you or forsake you!!!  I pray that you get a real hunger for His Word in these last days so that you can hide His Word in your heart so that you will have it there when you need it.  Rest in the comfort of HIS Presence and remember that ALL THINGS are possible through Him!!!  When worry tries to wedge its way into your thoughts, remember that you have a Shepherd who will take care of you and you need not worry at all!!!  Though sometimes this fallen world can seem dark and dangerous, know that the safest place that you can be is in HIS will for your life.  For He has a plan for you and they are good!!!   Simply thank Him and trust Him for all the good that will come out of this trial. Rest in Him and He will strengthen you and prepare you for what lies ahead!  In Jesus name I pray, Amen and Amen…  I Love You All!!!  God Bless You!!!♥♥♥

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Your Love Guard Me Through The Night….



TONIGHT I PRAY that you linger in His Presence for a while each day. So that the Holy Spirit can teach you in how to rest in Jesus.  I pray that the Holy Spirit shows you that starting your day alone with the Lord Jesus is essential preparation for a successful day.  He will equip you with everything that you need.  He knows what is going to happen to you this day and if you walk with Him you will not grow weary or lose heart.  I pray that as you learn to rest in Jesus that you will grow as a Christian.  Relax in Him and He will get you ready to face anything that will come your way this day.  Just hold tightly to His hand and keep your eyes on Him.  Rest in the Light of His Mighty Presence so your spirit will be filled with the warmth of His great love and let that love just shine through you!!!  In Jesus name I pray, Amen and Amen…  I Love You All!!!  God bless you!!! ♥♥♥

Your Love Guard Me Through The Night….



TONIGHT I pray you realize how precious you are to Him.  When you take the time to walk at the beach, in a beautiful forest or to lie down in a field of flowers I pray that you are in awe of the beauty of HIS creation!!!  That as you spend time there it will open you up to His Holy Presence. Even before you knew Him as your Savior, you responded to His creation with awe and wonder! This is a gift, and it carries with it responsibility. I pray that you share His glorious love to a very lost world!!! He is our Light and our salvation!!!  Oh magnify the Lord with me and let us exalt His name forever!!!  In Jesus name I pray, Amen and Amen…  I Love you all… God bless you!!! ♥♥♥

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Your Love Guard Me Through The Night….



TONIGHT I PRAY That you do not get discouraged when you have difficulty focusing on the Lord.  I believe that He knows that you truly want to have a closer walk with Him and be aware of His Presence in your life at all times. I pray that you do not let the feelings of failure weigh you down and take your focus off of HIM. Through HIS Word and Prayer I pray that you begin to see yourself as HE does and feel His love surround you even in the hardest of times!!!   I pray that when you feel your mind beginning to wander that you are not surprised, we live in a world that has been rigged to distract you away from the Lord Jesus.  When you notice that your mind is wandering call out his name.  “Jesus help me to focus on YOU” When you do this, rejoice for the enemy has already lost.   You have victory through Jesus!!! Praise the Lord in these triumphs, and they will increase and you will walk in the light of our Lord!!!  In Jesus name I Pray, Amen and Amen!  I Love You All!!!  God Bless you!!!  ♥♥♥

Friday, May 6, 2016

Word of the Day... May 6, 2016....


A Smile from God
May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you.
—Numbers 6:25


In the song, "Positively Fourth Street," Bob Dylan sings, "I wish that for just one time, you could stand inside my shoes. You'd know what a drag it is to see you."

We may think that God feels that way about us sometimes: "Oh, what a drag. Greg is here. Hi, Greg." But that is not how God feels about us. He smiles.

Think about when someone you really love shows up. Your face lights up, doesn't it? That is how God is with us.

In contrast, have you ever noticed how idols are always frowning? I have visited museums where I have seen various idols, and they always look like they are mad about something. They are never smiling.

But that is not God. He looks at us and smiles. He loves to bless us. And here is something else we may not know: He sings over us. Zephaniah 3:17 says, "For the LORD your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs." I love that.

Recently I was pushing my granddaughter on the swing, and as I pushed her I was singing to her. I took the Chris Tomlin song, "Sing, Sing, Sing" but instead sang, "Swing, swing, swing." Since then, whenever I ask her if she wants to go swing, she'll start singing, "Swing, swing, swing." She knows what that song is associated with. I sing over my granddaughter. I sing her Christian songs. I sing her biblical lyrics. I want them to be ingrained in her little mind so she remembers them.

God sings over you. He delights to be in your presence. And I hope you delight to be in His.

I hope that you enjoyed this devotional as much as I did.  Have a Simply Heavenly day!!  God bless you!!!

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Your Love Guard Me Through The Night…..



TONIGHT I PRAY that you worship in the beauty of HIS holiness. I pray that you can see that He created beauty to declare the existence of His Holy Being. A magnificent rose, hauntingly glorious sunset, oceanic splendor all these things were meant to proclaim His Presence in the world. Most people rush past these beautiful things without giving them a second thought. I believe that the Lord is pleased when we admire the beauty and awesome splendor of His creation and praise Him for it.  I pray that we lift up empty hands of faith and praise His Holy Name, then we will leave ourselves open to receive His Presence, Light, Life, Joy and Peace that flows freely through us!!!  In Jesus name I pray, Amen and Amen…  I Love you all!!!  God Bless You!!! ♥♥♥

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Your Love Guard Me Through The Night….



TONIGHT I PRAY that you keep yourself open to the working of the Holy Spirit in your life.  Sometimes God will allow you to go through situations to draw out impurities in your character. Embrace what He's doing so you can get to the next level in your spiritual journey. Sometimes when you are praying over and over and you don’t believe that your prayer has been answered, I pray that you just stop and be still.  Listen to the Holy Spirit within you.  Sometimes God removes a person in your life for your protection. Think about that before you go running after them. He gives us what we need so that we can grow into the men and women that He has planned for us to be.  I pray that you realize that His deepest desire for you is that you learn to depend on Him totally in every situation.  It is when you do that He will work with you and through you.  Use your freedom wisely, by relying on Him constantly.  In Jesus name I pray, Amen and Amen….  I love you all!!!  God bless you!!!♥♥♥

Monday, May 2, 2016

Your Love Guard Me Through The Night….


TONIGHT I PRAY that you thank the Lord frequently as you journey through out your day.  When you do this it enables you to pray without ceasing and it allows you to become more aware of His Pleasure shining upon you and your prayers become a sweet aroma to the Lord.  I pray that you thank Him throughout the day for it will bring you His Presence and Peace. When your mind is occupied with thanking the Lord, you will have no time for worrying or complaining. If you practice thanking Him consistently negative thought patterns will gradually grow weaker and weaker.  I pray that you draw nearer to Jesus with a grateful heart, and let His Presence fill you with His Joy and His Peace. In Jesus name I pray, Amen and Amen…  I love you all!!!  God bless you!!! ♥♥♥

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Your Love Guard me Through The Night.....



Tonight I Pray that we learn to wait patiently with HIM while He blesses us.  Never forget that the Lord dwells in timelessness.  He lets us know this when He tells us in the Word:  I AM, I Was and I will Always Be. I pray that you don’t allow your human frailness to get caught up in time.  We as humans can only take time in twenty four hour segments.  Lean on the Lord Jesus and allow Him to teach you how to master time and not allow it to be your master.  I pray that you seek to meet the Lord Jesus in timelessness.  When you put all of your focus on Him, the demand that time presents will diminish. Trust that He will Bless you and keep you. May the Lord make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you. May the Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and give you His Peace.  In Jesus name I pray, Amen and Amen.  I Love You All!!!  God bless you!!! ♥♥♥

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