Colossians‬ ‭4:2

“Devote yourselves to prayer with an alert mind and a thankful heart.” ‭‭Colossians‬ ‭4:2‬ ‭NLT‬‬

How is your prayer life? Be honest!!! Are you faithful in prayer? Are you praying for material things? Are you praying for yourself or others? This scripture tells us to pray with a alert mind and thankful heart, do we measure up? Today’s prayer is that our prayer time would be devoted to one on one communication with God and God only!!! Pray for the lost and the found, but most of all let’s do it with a pure and thankful heart……..Be Blessed

2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new

‭‭1 John‬ ‭2:5-6

“But if anyone obeys his word, love for God is truly made complete in them. This is how we know we are in him: Whoever claims to live in him must live as Jesus did.”
‭‭1 John‬ ‭2:5-6‬ ‭NIV‬‬

This scripture breaks it down in such simple terms it’s amazing. If someone asked you do you love God what would your response be? Of course it would be YES so if you love God don’t you want to try to please him at all times? To live like Jesus is too live a life that is pleasing to God, have a heart of a servant. Today’s prayer is that we would wake up daily and start our day out by praying “Heavenly Father let me not serve myself today, but serve only you” let your will be done throughout my day and make this day not mine but yours” I believe this confession will help us all live more like Jesus……..Be Blessed

2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new

‭Matthew‬ ‭11‬:‭28-30‬

Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.” (‭Matthew‬ ‭11‬:‭28-30‬ NLT)

This is a word for someone who is trying to handle a situation that needs to be handed over to the Lord, are you caring for a loved one? Mourning the loss of a loved one? it’s very difficult to deal with the responsibility of caring for a loved one and  with loss, but Jesus says come to him, lay your burdens on him, trust in him and he will replace that pain with peace. Today I pray that whoever is in a situation that is overwhelming them to hand it over to Jesus and trust he will handle it……Be Blessed

2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new

Daily Devotional Video 2/28/2020

“STOP JUDGING AND EVALUATING YOUR SELF, for this is not your role. Above all, stop comparing yourself with other people. This produces feelings of pride or inferiority; sometimes, a mixture of both. GOD leads each of HIS children along a path that is uniquely tailor-made for him or her. Comparing is not only wrong; it is also meaningless. Don’t look for affirmation in the wrong places: your own evaluations, or those of other people. The only source of real affirmation is GOD’S unconditional Love. Many believers perceive GOD as an unpleasable Judge, angrily searching out their faults and failures. Nothing could be farther from the truth! The LORD, Jesus Christ died for your sins, so that GOD might clothe you in The LORD’S garments of salvation. This is how GOD sees you: radiant in The LORD’S robe of righteousness. When GOD disciplines you, it is never in anger or disgust; it is to prepare you for face-to-Face fellowship with GOD throughout all eternity. Immerse yourself in GOD’S loving Presence. Be receptive to GOD’S affirmation, which flows continually from the throne of grace.” para-phrased – “Jesus Calling” by Sarah Young

“Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.” LUKE 6 : 37

“For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.” JOHN 3 : 17

I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, My soul shall be joyful in my God; For He has clothed me with the garments of salvation, He has covered me with the robe of righteousness, As a bridegroom decks himself with ornaments, And as a bride adorns herself with her jewels. ISAIAH 61 : 10 (NKJV)

Prayer: God I’m so grateful when you disciple me you don’t look at me with anger or disgust, but rather with love and grace and fairness, preparing me for an eternity with you. I long for that day. In the meantime, do what you need to in order to prepare me. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Colossians‬ ‭3:2

“Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth.”
‭‭Colossians‬ ‭3:2‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Have you ever felt like you weren’t going too make it through the day because of all the circumstances that came up? This scripture explains about not being so grounded in earthly things but be more grounded in Heavenly things. Today’s prayer is that we would take this scripture too heart! The only way for this too happen is too stay in the word as much as possible. Be Blessed and Be a Blessing

2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new

Daily Devotional Video 2/27/2020

“KEEP YOUR EYES ON GOD! Waves of adversity are washing over you, and you feel tempted to give up. As your circumstances consume more and more of your attention, you are losing sight of GOD. Yet The LORD is with you always, holding you by your right hand. GOD is fully aware of your situation, and HE will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able to bear. Your gravest danger is worrying about tomorrow. If you try to carry tomorrow’s burdens today, you will stagger under the load and eventually fall flat. You must discipline yourself to live within the boundaries of today. It is in the present moment that The LORD walks close to you, helping you carry your burdens. Keep your focus on GOD’S Presence in the present.” para-phrased – “Jesus Calling” by Sarah Young

Yet I am always with you; you hold me by my right hand. PSALM 73 : 23

No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it. 1 CORINTHIANS 10 : 13

Prayer: Lord help me to keep my eyes on you today. You know what is up ahead. Equip me to handle it with you leading the way. Thank you for always providing a way out of temptation. Help me to give you all my worries, and let go. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

1 John‬ ‭2:28‬

“And now, dear children, remain in fellowship with Christ so that when he returns, you will be full of courage and not shrink back from him in shame.”
‭‭1 John‬ ‭2:28‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Imagine on the day of the Lords return you think about all you could have done. Think about the calling God put on your life that you ignored because the enemy made you feel unworthy. What about all the time you could have spent with him in fellowship but chose other earthly things, the reality of this is staggering. Today’s prayer is that we would stay in constant fellowship with the Lord, pray for the faith to step out into your calling and know that on that day the Lord will say “enter my faithful servant you have made me proud” Be Blessed………….

2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new

Daily Devotional Video 2/27/2020

“GOD IS LEADING YOU, STEP BY STEP, through your life. Hold The LORD’S hand in trusting dependence, letting HIM guide you through this day. Your future looks uncertain and feels flimsy—even precarious. That is how it should be. Secret things belong to the Lord, and future things are secret things. When you try to figure out the future, you are grasping at things that are GOD’S. This, like all forms of worry, is an act of rebellion: doubting GOD’S promise to care for you. Whenever you find yourself worrying about the future, repent and return to The LORD. GOD will show you the next step forward, and the one after that, and the one after that. Relax and enjoy the journey in GOD’S Presence, trusting The LORD to open up the way before you as you go.” para-phrased – “Jesus Calling” by Sarah Young

The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may follow all the words of this law. DEUTERONOMY 29 : 29

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you. PSALM 32 : 8

Prayer: God thank you for leading me step by step. You often reveal one step at a time and wait for me to be obedience before you reveal the next step. Help me to listen more often to your voice and obey. Your way is always exceedingly abundantly better than I could ever imagine. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

‭Luke‬ ‭15‬:‭4-7‬ NIV

“Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it? And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.’ I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent. (‭Luke‬ ‭15‬:‭4-7‬ NIV)

Are you praying for a family member, friend, co-worker ? God hears your prayer and that one person is as important to the Lord as any other soul. The parable of the lost sheep reveals to us just how important every soul on earth is to our Father in Heaven. Today I boldly pray that God would grace us with the strength to overcome the adversity of the things of this world and boldly witness the joy that comes from making Jesus your Lord and Savior

Morning Thoughts

As I do my daily morning study of God’s Word, I find out alot about myself. I am that sinner he points out that deserves death. I am the hypocrite at times spoken about. I am that one who sometimes doesn’t hold his tongue when he should. I am that one who can’t turn his cheek when struck and insulted, especially for what I believe. I am that one who lacks love for others at times.
Yes, God tells me all these things but he also tells me how his Son, Jesus, was sent down from heaven to be the ONLY bridge from certain death to eternal salvation in his heavenly Kingdom by his grace, his free grace, given to us all, if we so choose to accept and change our lives from the world to him. Jesus gives us hope and he makes us “presentable” to his father by his blood shed on the cross.
My life has been changed since I embraced Christ and established a real intimate relationship with him. I am on a lifelong journey knowing more and more about him every day by studying his Word and daily prayer. He has pointed out my weaknesses and he is changing/molding me into a better Christian. My salvation is assured, this I know. I give my shortcomings to him, and I know he is walking by my side in my walk with him. Turning to Christ doesn’t make one sinless. But when we allow Christ into our hearts, he shows us the way out of sin and sin no longer controls us. He leaves us with his Holy Spirit to strengthen and guide us every single day.
As I continue to grow, I will share what I’m shown through his Word, for he commands us to.
Are you ready to embrace Christ? Tomorrow is promised to no one…