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March 27, 2015, 6:25 AM

MAR. 27, DAY 33: WISDOM

Greetings, Beloved--

May this blog post find you well! This is a new day with greater purpose in it. Yesterday is over. Today is a gift. Tomorrow is not promised. Maximize this moment. Our focus thought for the day is WISDOM. According to Proverbs 1:7, "The fear of The Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction." Clearly, we are not fools. So, What does it mean to fear God?

  • Step 1  - Respect God (and God's Word).
  • Step 2 - Love God (and God's Word- all that God IS, says and does) and
  • Step 3 - Follow God's instructions.

Are these steps too difficult to enact? They can be without the spirit of The Lord at work in us. So, we ask for God's help.

Let us pray,

Gracious God, we thank You for this new day with new opportunities to live in Your WISDOM and to serve Your people. You are the Most High God and we adore You. We ask for Your wisdom to lead and guide us through every matter. Teach us how to respect and wholly love You as You desire. Speak to us and give us revelatory knowledge and understanding of Your Word. We want to please You, God. Thank You for  pouring out Your HOLY Spirit Upon human flesh. You are the source of our strength and we praise Your Holy Name. You make it possible FOR US to live in Your wisdom and we trust Your word. Thank You. We trust in You. Thanks be to God for this gift today. In the Name of Jesus, our Lord and Your Son, we pray. Amen. 




March 26, 2015, 5:33 AM

MAR. 26, DAY 32: HELPER

Greetings, Beloved--

Praise the Lord! The Lord is great and greatly to be praised. Psalm 113 says, "Blessed be the name of the Lord from this time on and forever more. From the rising of the sun to it's setting the name of the Lord is to be praised. The Lord is high above all nations, and God's glory above the heavens. Who is like the Lord our God, who is seated on high, who looks far down on the heavens and the earth? God raises the poor from the dust, and lifts the needy from the ash heap, to make them sit with princes, with the princes of God's people. God gives the barren woman a home, making her the joyous mother of children. Praise the Lord!

Our God is the Helper of the Needy. Our focus thought of the day is how can we help others? How can we praise God through our love in action for one another? How can we HELP others? Beloved, God is our Lifter. God is our HELPER and invites us to follow God's example as empowered by God's Spirit. Praise be to God!

Let us pray,

Lord, we love You! We thank You for this new day with new mercies. Pour out Your Holy Spirit upon us so that we can do all that you require of us this day. You are our daily Bread. You are our teacher and we wholly follow You. Thank You for being our Helper and for empowering us to help others according to Your will. Help all in need. Thank You for Your unconditional love. We praise You and give you thanks! In the Name of the Most High God, we pray. Amen.

 

 




March 25, 2015, 6:13 AM

MAR. 25, DAY 31: CREATED BY GOD

Greetings Beloved--

This is the day of The Lord. May the peace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ be upon you. We are divine creations. Centuries ago, God reminded us of this truth-

Does the clay say to the one who fashions it, "What are you making?" or "Your work has no handles?" I made the earth, and created humankind upon it; it was my hands that stretched out the heavens, and I commanded all their host. (Isaiah 45: 9,12)

Our focus words for the day are CREATED BY GOD. We are created by divine hands; and, these hands know us best. They know all that concerns us and are able to heal. Trust in these hands today. 

Let us pray,

Divine Potter, we love and trust You. Pour out your Holy Spirit upon your creation and mold us into your perfect imGe of love. Allow us to soar in You. Heal, comfort, save, restore, and inspire Your people.. We belong to You and we thank You for Your hands upon us. In Jesus' Name, we pray. Amen.




March 23, 2015, 6:19 AM

MAR. 23, DAY 29: LIFE

Greetings, Beloved--

May this blog post find you well and encouraged by the presence of the Most High God. God is with us! Thanks be to God. Our focus thought for today is LIFE. A life, the state existence, is not possible without intention and purpose. Every life was intentioned and designed by God - what we choose to do with it is up to us. Every life matters and has purpose in God. God made everything and brought everything into being. In God was the life of the world. So, remember the Divine one who made us knows us best. Seek The Lord today and find new life in God. Study the Scriptures to learn more about your Creator. God has given us a LIFE worth living, thanks be to God. Live on purpose!

Let us pray,

God, we praise Your Holy Name. We thank You for Your blessings, for our earthly parents and for the gift of life. Help us to understand our purpose and destiny in You. Regardless of human ability, You are our Creator. Let Your will be done in our lives and cause us to glorify Your Name forever for it is in You that we live, move and have our being - thanks be to God! Amen.




March 20, 2015, 5:51 AM

MAR. 20, DAY 27: MUTUAL LOVE

 

Greetings, Beloved--

This is a new day! It is the day of the Lord. May the grace and peace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ be upon you! Our focus thought for the day is mutual love. Hebrews chapter 11, verses one through six state: Let mutual love continue. Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it. Remember those who are in prison, as though you were in prison with them; those who are being tortured, as though you yourselves were being tortured. Let marriage be held in honor by all, and the marriage bed be kept undefiled; for God will judge fornicators and adulterers. Keep your lives free from the love of money, and be content with what you have; for he has said, "I will never leave you or for sake you." So we can say with confidence, "the Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can anyone do to me?" 

These are life-giving truths. Let us remember them as we journey through life. Love neighbor as we love ourselves. God cares about everyone and wants us to be concerned about others. What can you do today to mutually love someone today? God mutually loves us. Thanks be to God.

Let us pray,

Most gracious and wonderful God, we give you the glory and the honor for Your presence in the world. We thank you for another opportunity to praise Your holy name and to declare that you are great and are greatly to be praised. Help us to mutually love our neighbors as we love ourselves; and, keep us mindful of those in need this day. Let Thy will be done on earth (in us) as it is in heaven (in You). We love You and we trust You. In Jesus' name we pray, Amen.

 

 


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