Weekly devotionals to encourage you in your journey of faith by the grace of your one true love, Jesus Christ.
The LORD recompense thy work, and a full reward be given thee of the LORD God of Israel, under whose wings thou art come to trust. Ruth 2:12 In this life, you will experience many ups and downs. And if you focus on the difficulties around you, life can be downright discouraging. But despite the challenges, you can live a life with a full reward. A life that, sadly, most Christians miss.
“Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh; And having an high priest over the house of God; Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.” Hebrews 10:19-22 My personal 2019 theme by the grace of our Lord, is…
“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Heb 11:1 Keva Price leaned back on the soft grass soaking in the warm rays of the mid-morning sun. The sky was the clearest she had ever noticed. She stared into its vast blueness and caught glimpses of faint clouds forming and fading. It happened so fast that she wondered if anyone else in the world noticed.
“But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.” John 20:31 What joy the life Christ gives to us in purpose, in meaning and ultimately in our very lives that our Heavenly Father may take pleasure with us. Yet the pleasure of the Lord is only in His Son. Not long ago I was challenged to believe that somehow God can find pleasure in me because He loves His creation.
“Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.” Romans 12:21 Do you know the Greatest Overcomer? Often times our witnessing efforts are based on our personal experience rather than God’s experience in our lives.
“Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life.” Proverbs 13:12 The silent battle ensues and you are drained because you can’t get past the disappointments of your last battle. You cry out like David, all hope drained, “…my sin is ever before me.”
“After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen. Matthew 6:9-13 In the next few weeks my focus is going to be on prayer. By God’s grace I will be attending a Prayer Conference in Bloomington Minnesota August 26-30 which is being hosted by Metropolitan Baptist Church.
“Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands. ” Proverbs 14:1 Are you a wise woman? Please before you answer, consider the following…
“For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh. This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.” Ephesians 5:21 What a blessed sight to behold when you see our Lord’s salvation as a Marriage covenant between God and man!
“I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels.” Isaiah 61:10 Salvation brings God glory when you trust in Jesus Christ’s blood sacrifice to prepare you for a wedding.
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