Monday, September 27, 2010

September 30

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Proverbs 1:20
So you will walk in the way of good men And keep to the paths of the righteous.

The verses before and including this are talking about walking in wisdom, spending time in God's word, applying it to your life. If we seek to live as God wants us to then we do have the security that is promised. We have eternal security because we have placed our faith in Him, but we will have the security that comes in the way of peace in our lives when we are living the way we should. Peace is huge in all of our lives. When I realize that things are not as they should be in my life and I get discontent, easily upset and out of my routine, I can easily look back and realize that my focus is not where it should be. I have taken my eyes off of God and placed them on me and everything else around me. I am sure that you can also relate to this place in your life. So how do we fix it? Spend time with Him, ask Him to guide you in all your ways, listen to His voice and follow! God offers peace to us that we can find nowhere else!

September 29

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Psalm 66:3
Say to God, "How awesome are Your works! Because of the greatness of Your power Your enemies will give feigned obedience to You.

I have a place where I delight when I ride past it in the mornings. This morning I saw the mountains and the clouds settling down upon them. I was reminded of God and how incredible He creates things just for me to see. We can see His handiwork all around us, if we are willing to look and recognize that it is all HIM! Thank Him for what He creates for you! We again are reminded that because of Him, we are not defeated, even though the enemy comes after us and tries to destroy us, we must remember that the enemy is still at the hands of God. Nothing is going to happen to us that God doesn't know about and He allows. What Satan means to harm us, God means for it to be good. Know that this too shall pass and God reward is just on the other side!

September 28

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Deuteronomy 6:2
so that you and your son and your grandson might fear the LORD your God, to keep all His statutes and His commandments which I command you, all the days of your life, and that your days may be prolonged.

This is another verse that may often get overlooked, but it's one that we really need to think about. We do want to know that our son and our grandsons might fear the Lord, but who are we expecting to teach them? It is our responsibility as parents to teach our children about the Lord. And when they have children we are not to stop there, we are to also share with our grandchildren. I think of my husbands mother, she always shared with my children. She knew that Chris and I were sharing, but she also knew it was what God wanted her to do. It's not hard what God wants us to do, but doing it just seems to be our problem. Not only should we be telling our kids what to do, we should also be doing what God has called us to do. The loudest way we speak is in how we act.

September 27

2 Timothy 2:3
Suffer hardship with me, as a good soldier of Christ Jesus.

The Bible clearly tells us that as Christians it will not always be easy. Hardships will come and they may come in many forms. We can all name several things in our lives that we would never hold our hands up and say "God pick me to go through this!". I know that this was not what I wanted to do when my mother got cancer. I didn't have to suffer going through the disease of cancer, but I watched my mother as she lived with us and how she suffered, I felt like my heart was being ripped out of my chest. What gives me peace today is remembering her say "I thank God for having cancer in my life because this is what it took to come to know Him!" My hardship was losing my mom, but God knew exactly what was happening and gave me peace beyond measure when she passed away. He even sent me another ray of sunshine into my life, by the name of Ethan (my 4th child). Always remember that our road may not be easy that we have to travel, but God will not leave us and He will walk right beside us. He knows what we are going through and He cares! Don't ever forget that!

September 26

Malachi 3:18
So you will again distinguish between the righteous and the wicked, between one who serves God and one who does not serve Him.

The verses 16-18 are talking about "The Book of Rememberance" - which would be the Bible. This book is what helps us distinguish between the righteous and the wicked. How will we know? Well when we get inside the Book and read His Word, we will know what is rightouse and wicked. If the actions of others are not lining up with the Word of God, then it is clearly wicked. As I have said many times if it is not positive, uplifting or encouraging, it's not from God! Most of us know the difference between good and evil, but the Bible is what clarifies it even more for us. It helps us not stay in that gray area that we have a tendancy to do, and will revel the Truth to us! So jump right in and soak in the Truth and be clear on what side of the fence you should stand on.

Friday, September 24, 2010

September 24

1 Peter 4:2
so as to live the rest of the time in the flesh no longer for the lusts of men, but for the will of God.

This seems to be a recurring idea that is reminded to us. We are reminded of just who we were before Christ and what we stood for, we did not live for God. We must remember that when we take our eyes off of Christ it is very easy to slip back into our old ways. Sometimes I think we all need simple reminders! Spend your time wisely, and spend it with God!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

September 23

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Hebrews 6:12
so that you will not be sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.

How are we going to not be sluggish? Stay in His word, spend time with Him, keep our focus on Him! This will make it much easier for us to be imitators of those who have that faith and we learn that patience from Him. When our eyes are focused on God, we don't have time to worry or fret that life is not going our way, we won't get caught up in how bad things are and then get depressed and give up on everything, becoming sluggish. When we spend that time in His word, we are reminded that there are times that we have to wait patiently on the Lord, that His timing is perfect for us. God has many promises that He wanted to reveal to us, but how will we know what they are if we are not spending time with Him? Pick up His Word and find what His promises are, God wants to bless you in a special way today - seek and you will find!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

September 22

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Romans 8:4
so that the requirement of the Law might be fulfilled in us, who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.

We have basic commandments to follow, yet we still seem to pick and choose what we want to do. It's not up to us to pick and choose. God is our Father and we must respect what He says, do what He ask us to. We are reminded not to walk according to flesh, why, because that is our nature, to go with what we feel. We must always be mindful of how we are acting and conducting ourselves. We will be blessed when we focus on the Lord and do what He has called us to do. He has called us to be different. If we are just like everybody else, how are they going to see Jesus in us? When we have our eyes focused on Him, we are going to want to make the right choices and do the right things. You don't have to be like everybody else, their opinion of you is not what matters! Be pleasing to God, keep your focus on Him.

September 21

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Galatians 4:3
So also we, while we were children, were held in bondage under the elemental things of the world.

This is one of those verses that people who are not Christians have a hard time grasping. They never see themselves in bondage. The light bulb will come on after salvation and they will fully understand that bondage, who they were enslaved too and really just how much damamge they did in his name. The children does not mean somebody who was before the teen years, they were that "child", without Christ. Think of how a child acts, temper tantrums, throwing fits when they don't get their way, rebelling against authority...see the picture now. Yes, that is exactly what we were and what we did. If you are a Christian, thank God for revealing Himself to you and helping you to see the TRUTH!

September 20

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Psalm 24:6 Such is the generation of those who seek him, who seek your face, O God of Jacob. Selah (NIV)

The scriptures around it talk about those who will receive God's blessings. The generation of this world does not see God, so again I say, we have to be His mouthpiece. We have to win this generation. If we are not spreading the Word of God to them, who do you think is? Believe me, there are people all over the world that are coming to America because they see how wicked a nation we are and that we basically stand for nothing, watch the news, see the wickeness! America is seen as a nation that needs a god. We know what God they need, but missionaries from all over, serving other gods are coming here to recruit. Yes, I said recruit. Are we actually helping them or hindering them? If we are not sharing, then we are actually helping them get their job done.

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

September 15

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1 Timothy 5:15
Some have in fact already turned away to follow Satan.

Have you ever really thought about it? We are all following something. If we are not following God, we are following the opposite of him, Satan. Now who really wants to believe they are following Satan, most won't admit to it, but in truth they are doing just that - Following Satan. Now people don't go around saying I am a Satanist, but you must admit, if they are not Christians, they are something! And believe me, after giving my life to God, I know who I had been giving all my glory to before and his name was not Jesus. I did lots of damage in the name of Satan. Now I am sure that you will not get pleasant feedback when you tell somebody that is not a Christian that they are following Satan, but because we are Christians, we know the truth! We must help them remember that the Truth will set them free!

Have a great day. Keep me in your prayers, been battling vertigo since Sunday, ready for somebody to stop this ride and let me stop spinning!

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Thursday, September 9, 2010

September 9

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Act 12:5
So Peter was kept in the prison, but prayer for him was being made fervently by the church to God.

What do we as the church prayer for? Are we continually lifting up those men, who are carrying God's word to His people, even at the risk of being put in prision? This verse should make us think and first thank God that we are not being put in prison for telling others about our Lord & Savior. Second we should pray for those in other countries that are going against the law of the land, and they are sharing Christ with others. We should also be reminded that Paul was a pastor, we should pray for our pastors. And lastly we should pray for the prisoners that are in prision right now. We may not know what they did, if they are guilty or innocent, but they all need the Lord. If we can't go to them, we can pray for them, ask God to speak to them and pray that God would lead the right person to them to give them an opportunity to accept Christ. So today step out of your regular prayer zone, pray for those that you normally wouldn't give the time of day.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

September 8

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John 2:22
So when He was raised from the dead, His disciples remembered that He said this; and they believed the Scripture and the word which Jesus had spoken.

I still can't help but wonder if they really believe that this would happen when Jesus told them "Destroy this temple and in three days I will raise it up". They heard His words, but the verse lets us know that when Jesus was raised from the dead, they believed what He said.

I think that today we walk around saying that we have heard what He said, but we don't live like we believe it. We have the Bible as proof that Jesus is going to do just what He said, and now it is up to us to believe that He is coming back for us, so we need to not only make sure that we are ready, but we make sure that those we care for are ready too. Believe that His Word is true and live like you know it!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

September 7

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Ezra 4:15
so that a search may be made in the record books of your fathers. And you will discover in the record books and learn that that city is a rebellious city and damaging to kings and provinces, and that they have incited revolt within it in past days; therefore that city was laid waste.

I can't help but think about my father. I did not get to know him, so all that I know I have learned from my mother and his brother. I have been told that he was a Christian and that he was baptized, but that is all I will get to know for now. We have the testimony of what we hear sometimes and that is all. I guess that is why I enjoy journaling my thoughts go onto paper for others to know, they will see my heart and here what I have to say, from that they can make the decision on their own.

In this verse they find that they city was rebellious. I can't help but think of today. What about the towns that you and I live in, what are they, are they rebellious and do damaging things? It just goes to show that we have been living in a wicked land for ages, it hasn't just started. This is why we must pray for our nations, leaders and everybody that we know. Pray that God will change them if they are not living for Him. Until then, we must live life, knowing that things can be written about us and they are reflecting who we are. What is being written about you and me?

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Thursday, September 2, 2010

September 2

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Matthew 1:5
Salmon was the father of Boaz by Rahab, Boaz was the father of Obed by Ruth, and Obed the father of Jesse.

Its interesting to study the geneology of Christ. We see that these people were not perfect people, which gives us hope! Some were born from wealth and some were not. When you dig deeper into all of the people you see more: liars, adulterers, murderers and many other of all kinds of people, sinners! The great news is that Jesus came so that He could save all kinds, not just a certain kind of person! We have hope, that no matter how bad we have been, we still can inherit the kingdom that God has prepared for us. How - we must believe that Jesus is the Son of God, sent from Heaven, who died on a cross to save us from our sin. He shed His blood to make a way for us. We must accept Him as our Lord and Savior. I am so thankful that He did just that just for me, and guess what? He did it just for you! We are not perfect people, just forgiven!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

September 1

Genesis 2:21
So the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and he slept; then He took one of his ribs and closed up the flesh at that place.

The first Sapphire in the Old Testament. I remember reading a story about why God possibly took a rib to form woman. I found this on a blog this morning when looking, it's pretty much the same.

It’s amazing how God made man, and so beautiful how he made woman!

Why did God create Woman from Man’s rib, when He could
have simply created her from dust, as He did Man? This
is a story that puts a beautiful touch on the

“When I created the heavens and the earth, I spoke
them into being. When I created man, I formed him from
the dust of the Earth and breathed life into his
nostrils. But you, woman, I fashioned after I breathed
the breath of life into man because your nostrils are
too delicate. I allowed a deep sleep to come over him
so I could patiently and perfectly fashion you. Man
was put to sleep so that he could not interfere with
the creativity. From one bone I fashioned you. I chose
the bone that protects man’s life. I chose the rib,
which protects his heart and lungs and supports him,
as you are meant to do.”

“Around this one bone I shaped you. I modeled you. I
created you perfectly and beautifully. Your
characteristics are as the rib, strong yet delicate
and fragile. You provide protection for the most
delicate organ in man, his heart. His heart is the
center of his being; his lungs hold the breath of
life. The rib cage will allow itself to be broken
before it will allow damage to the heart. Support man
as the rib cage supports the body.”

“You were not taken from his feet, to be under him,
nor were you taken from his head, to be above him. You
were taken from his side, to stand beside him and be
held close to his side. You are my perfect angel. You
are my beautiful little girl. You have grown to be a
splendid woman of excellence, and my eyes fill when I
see the virtue in your heart. Your eyes: don’t change
them. Your lips: how lovely when they part in prayer.
Your nose so perfect in form, your hands so gentle to
touch. I’ve caressed your face in your deepest sleep;
I’ve held your heart close to mine. Of all that lives
and breathes, you are the most like me.”

“Adam walked with me in the cool of the day and yet he
was lonely. He could not see me or touch me. He could
only feel me. So everything I wanted Adam to share and
experience with me, I fashioned in you: my holiness,
my strength, my purity, my love, my protection and
support. You are special because you are the extension
of me.”

“Man represents my image, woman – my emotions.
Together, you represent the totality of God. So man:
treat woman well. Love her, respect her, for she is
fragile. In hurting her, you hurt me. What you do to
her, you do to me. In crushing her, you only damage
your own heart, the heart of your Father and the heart
of her Father. Woman, support man. In humility, show
him the power of emotion I have given you. In gentle
quietness show your strength. In love, show him that
you are the rib that protects his inner self.”