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It is my hope that by reading this daily you will grow in your walk with Christ and be set free from any struggles in your life that are weighing you down. Be blessed to be a blessing.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

The Ever Changing Sunset



And the glory of the LORD will be revealed, and all people will see it together. For the mouth of the LORD has spoke. Isaiah 40:5
As I sat in the Tulsa International Airport recently at dusk I watched through the giant plate glass windows the glory of God. About every few minutes the sky was a different color and the clouds had taken on a new shape. God's creation is truly magnificent!
Storms had raged nearly all week and now we were left with a gorgeous sunset!!!

There are many wonders of nature to praise our Creator for. Stop a moment from the hustle and  bustle of life and breathe in God's goodness. Whatever burdens you may be carrying just stop a moment and pray. God truly is good all the time!

Don't harden your heart but instead stop and just listen to the birds. Feel the breeze. See the sunsets. God has made us a wonderful world to enjoy!

PRAYER: I thank Lord for your goodness to me and for the wonders you have created around me. In Jesus' name. Amen. 

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Monday, June 1, 2015

Discouragement

Cast your burden upon the Lord, and He will sustain you, He will never permit the righteous to be moved. Psalm  55:22
We have all probably felt discouraged.  You have a dream in mind you feel things are not going the right way for it to come to fruition. It is easy to become downcast when we get our eyes off Jesus and onto ourself. When we fail to call out to Jesus for Him to see us through, worry and disillusionment  can set in. Often times I get dispirited on my journey to be published in book form, but try to not stay there and just keep on keeping on.
Being 'cast down' is not from God. Maybe you are looking for a job and doors are shutting right and left. Perhaps you have tried to get accepted into a certain school and failed to make it. You are trying extremely hard to do well on a test but the end up with poor scores. Whatever it is God has had feelings of discouragement too. (Read Hebrews 4:15). Think about Him hanging on a cross or when friends deserted Him or said they did not know Him. 
Your hope is in Christ. He loves you and can see you through anything and help you with any battle you are facing in your life. Just pray to Him, which is simply just talking, no eloquence required. Why not today let Him hear from you and see if you do not feel better?
PRAYER: You are great Lord and greatly to be praised. Help me when I start to feel down to know I need to get my eyes back on you and off my problems. In Jesus' name. Amen.



Sunday, May 31, 2015

Godless Society......Wake Up America!!!!

We all, like sheep,  have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all. Isaiah 53:6

When a world falls away from God and makes up its' own rules the result is chaos, confusion, tyranny, lawlessness. Mankind has a guidebook called The Holy Bible, that if studied and followed, would result in a much different society. 

There is still hope and we as a people can be forgiven and turn back to God. Satan is the one who makes people accept evil for good. Even well meaning Christian people get confused about what is wrong and what is right. We can not allow our enemy to change the truth of God into a lie. 


In 1 Peter 2:25 it says "For "you were like sheep going astray," but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls." Humans can turn away and run from evil. The devil will not like it and still throw deceit and lies towards you. We are in the world but are not supposed to be of the world. Today if you hear His voice do not harden your heart. God loves you and wants you in His camp so to speak. Run your race to win and keep looking towards the cross.

PRAYER: I love you Lord and at times I have let the world mold my thinking. I know your word says to not allow the world to shape me. The world is against you as it is run by Powers of darkness. I choose to look to you for my guidance and to get my truth. I pray for any friends or family who need to stop believing lies too. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Please take a moment and listen to the following worship song. Happy Sunday!

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Be A Humble Servant


The greatest among you will be your servant. Matthew 23:11
 As I sat in the USO at the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport recently I was thinking about servant hood. The volunteers in this extremely wonderful organization give of their time at USO's in major airports as well as Manhattan to serve those who have served their country.
There is not a draft in this country. Young men and women answer the call to be a volunteer soldier. Sure they get paid, but they have said yes to a lifestyle more than a job. This new life is something not everyone can get into. Many are eliminated in the process. It takes a unique kind of person to know they may be called into harms' way at any moment. Yet they do it for you and for me. Rigorous training is the norm. 
Next time you are in an airport and see a service member or veteran wearing the familiar 'I Served' ball cap, say thanks,  for without their service and sacrifice we would not be living in this wonderful country. Freedom is not free. 
PRAYER: Thank you Lord for blessing us with many fine men and women who willingly answer the call to protect this country. Protect them as they protect us. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Friday, May 29, 2015

How Green Is My Grass?


Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. Romans 12:15
Comparison is a tool of the devil. Comparing your finances to others, your gifting to others, your job to others, your house or your car among other things,  is not from God. Comparison leads to envy and envy can lead to discontent and hate for another. This is not what God wants for His children.

Instead God wants us to be happy for another's successes and new 'toys' in their closet so to speak. We are not to wish we were someone else or thinking the other person has it so much better. This is definitely wrong thinking and requires you to get your mind renewed. How do you renew your mind? With the word of God. Daily search the scriptures and think good and positive thoughts. This type of thinking will eventually cause you to not be negative and concerned so much with others. 

Can you do it? Start today and thank the Lord for where you are in life. Do not envy another's position in life, their education or school they attended, or the job title they have. Be  grateful as God has you just where He wants you . Rejoice!

PRAYER: I am thankful Lord for so many things. Most of all for the gift of life and freedom. Help me not lose sight of all the things you do for me and keep me from coveting others life or things. In Jesus' name. Amen. 

Thursday, May 28, 2015

39+27


But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, 1 Peter 3:5



39 plus 27 equals 66 which is the number of books in the Holy Bible. 39 in the Old testament and 27 in the New Testament. Many try as a goal to read through the entire Bible which is admirable. I have never done that. Might I challenge you to insure you are retaining what you read and many do not when they zip through with a challenge of reading the entire 66 books. Now I am not faulting you but may I challenge you instead to read for subjects and study. Get a notebook and take notes. Look up verses. 

Once you are studying God's word you will be able to eventually recall scriptures to help out in certain situations. You study and mediate on the word and it gets  down inside your heart and changes you . The verse above sort of has a warning with it.  When you know the Bible do not start acting better than people or haughty but be gentle, humble, and respectful. 

Today and every day choose a chapter perhaps out of the Bible and study it. Write down key points. Look up other references to go along with it. Don't be afraid to write in your Bible either as it is your study tool. You will be surprised how this journey will transform you if you are serious about it. 

PRAYER: Lord Jesus I am so very thankful to live in The United States of America where at this time we can still freely read out Bibles in public and have Bible study without going to jail. I pray this freedom is given to other countries and our freedom here is protected. Help change hearts of  evil people who would try to take away our Christian liberties and help change their hearts from evil to good and darkness to light. In Jesus' name. Amen. 

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Love Lifts Us Higher!!


Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. Romans 13:8

There are so many good songs about love. Mostly they are ones about romantic love. True love is more than roses and candy hearts. True love is true sacrifice.

Are there people in your life you do not like, much less love? Did you know God wants us to love everyone?It's true! Those people in the news lately known as ISIS certainly do not love Christians and Jews and are out to kill us but our response, besides caution, is to be to pray wholeheartedly for them. Don't hate back. That is what the devil wants and  Muslims can be won to Jesus. You might have to intentionally pray for your enemies. That is what God wants us to do. In Matthew 5:44 it says"But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,". Tall order you say? Try it. 

Today and every day try to make it a new normal to pray for those people in your life who may rub you the wrong way or whom you may have a personality clash with or worse yet, someone who ignores and hates you. See if you do not feel better and your heart feels lighter as a result. 

PRAYER: I want to love all people Lord but I confess some of the enemies of America who even live in America make me angry. I need your strength and Holy Spirit living inside me to love like you love. In Jesus' name. Amen. 

Click link below for a love song to God: