Category: Purpose

Morning Devotion 03/10/2018

Morning Devotion 03/10/2018

Psalm 1:1-6 (AMP)
1 BLESSED (HAPPY, fortunate, prosperous, and enviable) is the man who walks and lives not in the counsel of the ungodly [following their advice, their plans and purposes], nor stands [submissive and inactive] in the path where sinners walk, nor sits down [to relax and rest] where the scornful [and the mockers] gather.
2 But his delight and desire are in the law of the Lord, and on His law (the precepts, the instructions, the teachings of God) he habitually meditates (ponders and studies) by day and by night.
3 And he shall be like a tree firmly planted [and tended] by the streams of water, ready to bring forth its fruit in its season; its leaf also shall not fade or wither; and everything he does shall prosper [and come to maturity].
4 Not so the wicked [those disobedient and living without God are not so]. But they are like the chaff [worthless, dead, without substance] which the wind drives away.
5 Therefore the wicked [those disobedient and living without God] shall not stand [justified] in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous [those who are upright and in right standing with God].
6 For the Lord knows and is fully acquainted with the way of the righteous, but the way of the ungodly [those living outside God’s will] shall perish (end in ruin and come to nought).

Let today be the day you make a decision to fall in love with the Lord Jesus Christ and his ways. The world does not have the spiritual insight to lead you. Their counsel is filled with selfishness and lusty desires. Spiritual guidance is found in the Word of God and through a relationship with Savior of your soul. He is the vine and you are the branch. Together you are like a tree that is planted by the flowing streams of living water that give you the sustenance that is needed to bear fruit. Your prosperity comes from the Lord. Your blessings flow from heaven; from the throne straight to you. Receive your blessings today.

Morning Devotion 03/01/2018

Morning Devotion 03/01/2018

Judges 2:7 (KJV)
7 And the people served the LORD all the days of Joshua, and all the days of the elders that outlived Joshua, who had seen all the great works of the LORD, that he did for Israel.

Judges 2:10-12 (KJV)
10 And also all that generation were gathered unto their fathers: and there arose another generation after them, which knew not the LORD, nor yet the works which he had done for Israel.
11 And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the LORD, and served Baalim:
12 And they forsook the LORD God of their fathers, which brought them out of the land of Egypt, and followed other gods, of the gods of the people that were round about them, and bowed themselves unto them, and provoked the LORD to anger.

Yesterday I alluded to these scriptures and the impact is still disturbing my soul today. During Joshua’s lifetime and the other elders, they witnessed miraculous events from the time of the exodus from Egypt to living in Canaan land. The observed the miraculous event of the Lord splitting the waters of the Red Sea and the land beneath being dry so that all Israel could walk through on dry ground and then bringing the waters together again to destroy the army of Pharaoh. How the Lord lead them through the wilderness and feeding all Israel with manna that fell from the heavens, as well as quail and causing water to emerge from a rock. These historical events were being handed down to those of the next generation. Now the time had come when those who witnessed these events had passed on and the only thing that remained were stories surrounding the youth. It wasn’t long until the stories were only folk tales and soon forgotten. The generations were growing up not really knowing who the Lord was and his great works. There is a trend that is becoming more and more prevalent in our day and time that our youth are growing up without a true knowledge of who the Lord is. Join with me in prayer for the younger generation to come into the knowledge of the Lord. Pray that our faith will spark a revival of miracles that the younger generation can witness the mighty works of God. Let the blessings we receive every day open doors of opportunity that our youth can see the great works of the Lord Jesus Christ. Receive your blessings and share with those around you.

Morning Devotion 02/21/2018

Morning Devotion 02/21/2018

Romans 12:1-3 (KJV)
1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
3 For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.

Paul is writing to the Romans about pleasing God because of his mercies. Offering your ordinary, everyday life to God. That means everything you do, your waking up, your breakfast, dinner, and supper (also those other snacks you will not confess to), your time of work or retirement, every step that you take offer it to the Lord, and even the laying down at night to sleep. Stay focused on the Lord. When you go about your daily activities do not conform or adapt to the way the world thinks about the way you should conduct yourself. Renew your mind daily with the word, focus your attention on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will know what the Lord wants and be willing to follow through. When you focus on the immaturity of the world you will spin in your tracks, but the Lord will bring the best out of you and develop you. The Message Bible makes this statement, “The only accurate way to understand ourselves is by what God is and by what he does for us, not by what we are and what we do for him.” We are living in the pure grace of the Lord. Separating yourself from the world is an act of courage to walk a path that is not readily hewed for travel. It is an adventure of faith, trusting the Lord with every aspect of your life from the time you wake up until the time you wake up again. The blessings flow to give you the strength to make each step. Receive your blessings today because the next step could place you in the answer you have been waiting for.