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WORD FOR THE DAY: SERVICE UNTO THE LORD WITH HUMILITY

God pursues us with his love

Who is “the least” in your life?

I assure you, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it for me!

Matthew 25:40 NLT

 

Loving the Least

 

I remember a poster on a dorm-room wall during my days in college. The poster was a picture of a homeless man lying in a dirty gutter holding a bottle in a paper bag by his side. The inscription on the bottom was a quote from Mother Teresa. It read, “You love Jesus only as much as the person you love the least.”

For all we don’t understand about the life of Jesus and the true nature of God, there is one truth that he made completely clear. The Christian faith is about service and humility. It’s about helping those who can’t help themselves. It’s about loving others more than we love ourselves — even the most unlovable among us.

What is the sign of true followers? Is it the amount of knowledge that we have? Is it the money we give to missions? the degrees we’ve earned? the number of people we’ve preached to? the hours we’ve spent worshiping in church? the books we’ve read or written?

According to Jesus, the sign of the saved is their love for the least.

It is said that when Francis of Assisi left his wealth behind to seek God, he stripped naked and walked out of the city. The first person he encountered on his journey was a leper on the side of the road. He first passed him, then turned back. He embraced the leper in his arms before continuing his journey. A few steps down the road he turned and saw that the leper was gone. Until his dying day, Francis of Assisi was convinced that the leper was Jesus. Even if he was wrong, he was right.

Adapted from Embracing Eternity by Tim LaHaye, Jerry Jenkins and Frank M. Martin,, Tyndale House Publishers (2004), p 3

 

Content is derived from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation and other publications of Tyndale Publishing House

HALLALUIAH=The Sound of the Lord’s Return!!!

“He shall see of the travail of His soul, and be satisfied. By His knowledge shall My righteous Servant justify many, for He shall bear their iniquities.” Isaiah 53:11.

“He shall see of the travail of His soul, and be satisfied. By His knowledge shall My
righteous Servant justify many, for He shall bear their iniquities.”
Isaiah 53:11.

GOD IS ETERNALLY IN CHARGE

God is in charge of the world

How can God be in charge when some rulers are such tyrants?

The king’s heart is like a stream of water directed by the Lord; he turns it wherever he pleases.  Proverbs 21:1 NLT

God’s authority:

God rules his creation. Nothing is outside his authority — not even the leaders of the nations and kingdoms of this world. No person is placed in a position of power outside of God’s will. This can be a great comfort when we see leaders take over in various places, especially leaders with whom we do not agree.

So what does this mean for the cruel tyrants of the world? It means that they too are under God’s authority. Satan may author their evil acts, but their wrongdoing can only occur within the boundaries God sets. Why those boundaries are where they are for some nations is a question only God can answer. But we can rest assured that no power is in authority outside of God’s plan. God always accomplishes his will, even through the most wicked leaders. God is always the final authority.

WISE WAYS  How will you pray today for the leaders of your country, as well as for leaders around the world?

Today, Lord, may I trust that you are the sovereign authority over all that happens in my nation. May I trust you, even as I work on your behalf.

Adapted from The One Year® Book of Proverbs by Neil S. Wilson, Tyndale House Publishers (2002), entry for February 21


A leader has two important characteristics: first, he knows where he is going; second, he is able to persuade other people to go with him.
AUTHOR UNKNOWN

A real leader faces the music when he doesn’t like the tune.
ARNOLD H GLASGOW

Content is derived from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation and other publications of Tyndale Publishing House

RUNNING THE RACE SET BEFORE TO HIS GLORY!

Fulfilled In Your Presence

Fulfilled In Your Presence

Job 19:25-26

King James Version (KJV)

For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth. And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God.

GOING FOR THE PRIZE SET BEFORE ME AND NOT MY FLESHLY DESIRES:

MORNING READING:

Ephesians 4:2

New International Version (NIV)

Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.

Hebrews 12:1-2

New International Version (NIV)

12 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Luke 9:23

New International Version (NIV)

23 Then he said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.

Romans 13:12

New International Version (NIV)

12 The night is nearly over; the day is almost here. So let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light.

1 Corinthians 9:24-27

New International Version (NIV)

24 Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. 25 Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. 26 Therefore I do not run like someone running aimlessly; I do not fight like a boxer beating the air. 27 No, I strike a blow to my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.

Philippians 3:13-14

New International Version (NIV)

13 Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.

HOSEA 6:3

AMEN AND AMEN

 

 

This is the day the Lord has made

This is the day the Lord has made

God is always willing to forgive us

How does your life reflect God's forgiveness?
Brothers, listen! In this man Jesus there is forgiveness of sins.              Acts 13:38 NLT

Be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.
Ephesians 4:32 NLT 

Proclaiming God’s forgiveness

Proclamation of the Good News of God's forgiveness is what my Christian testimony is all about. That includes forgiveness within my marriage. There is great testimony of God's power when I forgive Teresa as He has forgiven me.
Nothing about myself wants to forgive. It is only through the work of the Holy Spirit that I am able to forgive. Forgiveness is a divine reality that I must first receive from my Creator. Only then can the Spirit prompt me to share that forgiveness with others.
I remember when God humbled me with this truth through the words of Isaiah 53:4-6. Christ took on my sickness of selfishness and price and carried my pain to the cross. Jesus was pierced for my harsh words and snippy attitudes with my wife. He was crushed by my "white lies" and subtle dishonesty. The Savior took on the punishment for my years of neglecting my wife and forgetting my kids.
Because of Christ's forgiveness, Teresa and I can proclaim that it is possible to live in harmony with one another. We are grateful to be able to proclaim God's work in our marriage, to be able to demonstrate to those around us that we don't go to sleep with unforgiveness or bitterness in our hearts. This testimony has only been possible through the divine provision of His forgiveness.

Adapted from The One Year® Book of Devotions for Couples by David and Teresa Ferguson, Tyndale House Publishers (2004), entry for June 5

Content is derived from the Holy Bible,  New Living Translation and other publications of Tyndale Publishing House.

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English: White tulips (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

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Fulfilled In Your Presence

Fulfilled In Your Presence

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Father-“Finally, I confessed all my sins to you.”

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Psalm 32:3-6  New Living Translation (NLT)

When I refused to confess my sin,
    my body wasted away,
    and I groaned all day long.
Day and night your hand of discipline was heavy on me.
    My strength evaporated like water in the summer heat. Interlude

Finally, I confessed all my sins to you
    and stopped trying to hide my guilt.
I said to myself, “I will confess my rebellion to the Lord.”
    And you forgave me! All my guilt is gone. Interlude

Therefore, let all the godly pray to you while there is still time,
    that they may not drown in the floodwaters of judgment.

Proverbs 1

New Living Translation (NLT)

The Purpose of Proverbs

1 These are the proverbs of Solomon, David’s son, king of Israel.

Their purpose is to teach people wisdom and discipline,
    to help them understand the insights of the wise.
Their purpose is to teach people to live disciplined and successful lives,
    to help them do what is right, just, and fair.
These proverbs will give insight to the simple,
    knowledge and discernment to the young.

Let the wise listen to these proverbs and become even wiser.
    Let those with understanding receive guidance
by exploring the meaning in these proverbs and parables,
    the words of the wise and their riddles.

Fear of the Lord is the foundation of true knowledge,
    but fools despise wisdom and discipline.

Confessing instead of hiding

 

We find many ways to get around admitting our sin. We rationalize our sins away. We try to drown out the guilt with all types of distractions. But over time, our sins deplete our will to pray. David was intimately familiar with all the ways one can try to hide sin. He had exhausted himself covering up his own sins. But everything changed when he finally gave up running away from his sin: “Finally, I confessed all my sins to you.”

Like David, we can find our prayer life renewed when we freely confess our sins to God. Confess your sin and let God restore your prayer life to what it can and should be.

Prayer for today:

Dear Lord, I don’t want to hide my sins anymore; I want to confess them to you today …

from The One Year® Book of Bible Prayers edited by Bruce Barton, Tyndale House Publishers (2000), entry for January 4


On the other hand…

Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them quite so much.
AUTHOR UNKNOWN 

Content is derived from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation and other publications of Tyndale Publishing House

HUMILITY

Lord's Word Is A Sweet Fragrance

Lord’s Word Is A Sweet Fragrance

Writer’s thought’s:  I got this in an email today and wanted to share it along with the link for those interested.  This is full of truth and makes one look a whole closer and examine your own heart.   Personally, the last two months have been trial and that’s putting it lightly.  One would expect their family (irregardless of single parent, married, been married, or what the situation) see when you are struggling in just about any area of your life!  You love, teach, take care of, sacrifice for and do without so they do with(in love w/o complaint); BUT comes the day when YOU have come to the end of your rope in dealing with daily pressures, bills, supporting others, barely making it by, THOU(spelling?) you know the Lord is your supplier, healer, defender, keeper, protector(list is to great of the Lord)sound off that you’re burnt out, fed up, can’t stand the pressures anymore; your own family thinks you only want $$ and they know and can count on one finger when you’ve ever ask for help with a bill!  I tell you, blogging has helped to KEEP my sanity!  I prayer this blog has been an encouragement to people.  I love my family; we are all human and Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane(my whining as I call it-is NO comparsion to our Lord’s suffering-let me put that up front so we have no misunderstandings!!!) Jesus showed us his humaness in that Garden=> showing us to WHOM we turn when we heavy laden with burden and we can not bare it anymore(Mt. 11:28 Aramaic Bible in Plain English (©2010) Come unto me, all of you who labor and are forced to bear burdens, and I shall give you rest.)  Amen

Oberservation: The snake has gotten in the Garden deeper in relationships and is SEEKING to kill the ROOT(Root of Jesse when it comes our Lord) and anything that stands for God and His Kingdom.  Division causes confusion and confusion causes division.  This blog is all over the page- point is=> GOD, JESUS, HOLY SPIRIT =SANITY, STABILITY, CURABILITY, SUSTAINABILITY, AND CONTAINIBILITY(A vessel for the Word to sustain the only cure to sin=Jesus= He is the cure who makes you stable in an unstable world and the Holy Spirit gives you sanity by creation of a new mind with your new creation in Christ Jesus.  Amen

2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new 

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the
new has come!  Whoever is a believer in Christ is a new creation
//bible.cc/2_corinthians/5-17.htm – 17k

Galatians 6:15 Neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means 

 For in Christ Jesus neither is circumcision anything,
nor uncircumcision; but new creation
//bible.cc/galatians/6-15.htm – 16k

Colossians 3:11 Here there is no Greek or Jew, circumcised or 

 In that new creation there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision,
barbarian, Scythian, slave nor free man, but Christ is everything and is 
//bible.cc/colossians/3-11.htm – 17k

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PRIDE HUMBLED

“Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise and exalt and glorify the King of heaven, because everything He does is right and all His ways are just. And those who walk in pride He is able to humble” (Daniel 4:37).

Pride will eventually give way to humility. It may not happen overnight. It may have to follow a painful process, because pride can be very, very stubborn. Like an embedded splinter deep in the flesh of your foot, it is hard to remove. You cannot remove it alone, and there is constant throbbing and pain until it is extracted.

This is the plight of pride. Pain and suffering are its cohorts. Pride provides a false sense of security. Spiritually minded people know it is only a matter of time until a fall, as pride will catch up with you. Humility was once a staple in your spiritual diet, but success has squelched your humility and subtly replaced it with pride. Authority without accountability generates pride.

The more authority you possess, the more you are required to submit to accountability. Otherwise, you cannot handle this freewheeling power. Your behavior defaults to pride without the checkmate of humility. This is true in relationships, business, ministry, and churches. Beware of obsessing over control.

Paranoia is an application of pride. You are fearful of losing control. It is better to hand over control than to lose control. Humility gives control, while pride grasps for it. So be open and humble about your insecurities. We are all insecure to some degree. Humility builds security, and pride tears it down. The humble have nothing to hide. So root out pride, replacing it with humility.

The process of pride’s removal begins with submission to Christ. It is acknowledging His lordship and ownership over your life. He is in control. He is large and in charge. Nothing in your life has sneaked up on God. He can be trusted. He holds your life, family, health, and career in His hand. You start by humbly bowing to God with your head and heart. He is to be feared and loved.

You have the awesome opportunity to worship and adore Him. When you walk with God, you walk in humility. Pride cannot coexist in a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. Pride is extinguished in the presence of Jesus. Pride is like a roach lurking in the dark recesses of your heart. The Holy Spirit’s light reveals pride and convicts you during times of prayer and Scripture meditation.

The second offense to pride is praying people. Ask people to pray for humility to infiltrate and occupy your life. You want the occupation of humility on the soil of your heart and mind. Be transparent with others about your sins and shortcomings. Talk about them with the motive for change.

Humble yourself, and trust God to humble others. It is easy to recognize pride in others while it is still looming in your spirit. Run from spiritual pride. It is the worst kind. It is insidious. It is self-righteousness in nature, and it chokes the Holy Spirit. Humility grows in an environment of honesty, openness, prayer, and change. Be a change agent on behalf of the humble. Humble pride!

“All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, ‘God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.’ Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time” (1 Peter 5:5–6).

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