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Messages from the daily devotional

Serve the LORD!

Scripture

My takeaway:
The ancient ancestors spent a lot of time worshipping idols. God told them they had to choose between Him or their idols.

He already gave us the Ten Commandments. One of those commandments was to have no other gods before Him. It seems like a “no duh” thing. However, He does give us a choice.

Well, the people replied in v. 16: “We would never abandon the Lord and serve other gods.” Just before that, Joshua said, “But, as for me and my family, we will serve the Lord.”

I do too! I serve Yahweh! It’s our choice. Whatever the choice, we will reap the consequences of that choice.

Let’s remember what God has done, is doing, and will continue doing as He says He will. Remember His blessings & promises. He “is” faithful! How shall we accomplish this? How will we apply this to our lives?

  • First, we must give up all our idols.
    They do us no good!
  • Second, we replace those idols with
    a. God’s word.
    b. Prayer.
    c. Christian family fellowship, praise, and worship to HIM only.
    d. Becoming a disciple of Him and sharing the Gospel of Jesus to help lead the lost sheep to the Shepherd/Jesus.
  • Finally, if you’re one of those lost sheep being brought into the fold/family of GOD, reach out to me so I can pray with and for you, help you find a Christian family if you don’t have one, yet, and to make sure you don’t fall through the cracks and get forgotten.

Prayer:
Dear Heavenly Yahweh, El Shaddai, I lift up those who are on the precipice teetering one way or the other, ready to go which way or another. I pray that they lean into YOU. I pray they find peace in YOU and serve only YOU. Thank You, Yahweh, for all those reading today’s scripture and devotion. I pray they are blessed. Thank You, Yahweh, in advance, for hearing and answering this prayer. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Knowing the Will of God!

Scripture
“If you do not carefully observe all the words of this law that are written in this book, that you may fear this glorious and awesome name, THE Lord YOUR GOD, Deuteronomy 28:58; If we say we have no sin, we are fooling ourselves, and the truth is not in us. But if we confess our sins, he will forgive our sins, because we can trust God to do what is right. He will cleanse us from all the wrongs we have done. If we say we have not sinned, we make God a liar, and we do not accept God’s teaching. 1 John 1:8‭-‬10

If ever we say we don’t know the will of God… It’s because we ignore His word. His word is alive and vibrant. It’s within the pages of His Holy Word; The Holy Bible.

Obeying God blesses us. By obeying Him the blessings will come and stay with us.

We mustn’t be in denial that we’re a sinful people. We can accept that and then confess our sins so that He will forgive us and cleanse us. Otherwise, we are in essence saying God is a liar. It’s impossible for God to lie. So, we’re the ones in the wrong, not God.

We must stop being in denial of the Truth of God and start submitting to Him and obeying Him. We must surrender our selfish, self-centeredness to Him. We must stop limiting Him in our lives. It’s easy. Just do it! (My [Kimberly’s] favorite quote by Nike, the shoe company!)

There are no excuses. We must wake up to ourselves and realize that we’re holding God back in our lives. We also must realize that we’re unable to save ourselves. There’s nothing we can do to save ourselves. God doesn’t need our help.

Be blessed by the BEST, God!

Dear Adonai, Abba Yah, I pray for forgiveness of sins I don’t even realize I’m committing as well as the readers of this devo blog. Also, blatant sins that we know we’re doing and are just being complacent of them and ignoring the truth of the matter and being defiant toward You. Show us the way, the truth, to You. Thank You in advance, Abba Yah, for hearing and answering this prayer. In Jesus’ name, amen.

City Officials

Scripture

It seems that those instructions in today’s scripture are still happening except, many of the judges and officers are corrupt! It’s a hot mess! When God is taken out of the public corruption is bound to take place. We need to get God back into all the places He’s been taken out of.

How; you wonder? Well, I believe we need to stand up for God, not back down. We need to stand firm on God’s word. We must stop allowing ourselves to be bullied by the corrupt people who push us around. We need to be in God’s word to gain a foothold. We need to be in communion with God, every day. Not when it suits us.

Dear Adonai, Abba Yah, I pray for Your children to stand firm in You. I pray that we stop allowing bullies to push us around and that we can put You back into the public where you’ve been removed. Show us what to do, Yah. I pray all this in Jesus’ holy precious name, amen.

Do What Pleases God!

Scripture:

What exactly does be careful mean? The dictionary says this:
making sure of avoiding potential danger, mishap, or harm; cautious. And this:
done with or showing thought and attention.

Then there’s the part about obeying. It’s important that we submit to God’s authority. Going against Him leads to danger and mishaps in our lives. Which we see in the definition of careful; we want to avoid potential danger or mishaps. The whole thing is a “no duh” to me. I don’t know about others. What do you think this scripture means about being careful and obeying God?

In the last part of the verse, it informs us that we would be pleasing God when we do what is good and right.

I rather like to please God. Don’t you? It would make things in life move along better.

To be pleasing to God I must be in His word. I must apply His word to my life. I must work at being righteous and be like Christ. What would you do?

Dear Father God, make it known, without question, what I need to be doing to please You. I also pray the readers of this blog to be blessed and to be pleasing to You. In Jesus’ name, amen.

A Warning From God

Scripture:

God is warning the people. This warning is relevant to current day as well. Why?

One, because people are just as rebellious and forgetful today of God’s commands, promises, and blessings. Two, because people want to do things in their own steam. Three, people simply don’t trust God.

We’re hoodwinked by satan. He disguises himself like Granny, our best friend, or some sort of tasty food we really like. That being said, satan is good at mimicking and lying.

We, for some odd reason, believe lies told to us as if they are the truth. Therein lies the rub.

Why do we do that? Please leave a comment or a prayer request.

One reason I believe that we believe the lies is because we lack the true understanding of God’s word. The second reason, I believe is because people are rebellious. Just like a little kid who wants their way. Finally, a question for us; what then should we do?

Application:

  • Pray continually.
    You can do this with your eyes open. That way you can pray while you’re driving, etc.
    1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 says this: Always be joyful. Pray continually, and give thanks whatever happens. That is what God wants for you in Christ Jesus.
  • Spend personal quiet time with God studying His word and talking with Him.
    You can do this anytime. There are no hard and fast rules on when and where to do this. I do it mostly in the early morning. Sometimes, though, I do it in the middle of the day or even at night.
  • Get together with other fellow Christians; fellowship, worship, and praise God together. Be uplifting and encouraged by what you gain from this. Be very careful about fake Christianity, however. You will be led astray faster than you can say, “Hippity Hoppity”. Being in The Word and praying to God will make it very clear when you’re in the presence of fake Christians.
  • Make sure you’re attending services and being fed by a shepherd of God’s word. The previous bullet point comment about fake Christianity stands here also. False teaching is everywhere these days. Know the difference.

Prayer: Dear Father God, I lift up the readers of this blog. I pray for their spiritual well being and that they would seek You in all their coming in and going out. Thank You for Your word to help keep us on track. Thank You for Jesus being our Salvation. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Acts of the Apostles Bible Study

A few weeks back I began a Bible study with Suzie Eller.

At first, I didn’t realize the importance of journaling or taking notes as I went along. However, it hit me. I then began taking notes each day.

You can find these notes here.

#ActsoftheApostlesBibleStudy

Today, May 7th, I began using the S.O.A.P method of note-taking. It’s more in-depth and you see more from me in my thinking and what my takeaways are from scripture.

There’s also an update on that audio podcast. It’s on iTunes, as well. The audio podcast originates here: Trinity Tidbits. There you can see all the locations, surely there’s one on the list you use or access.

Join in this study in Acts.

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Romans Road to Salvation

Today's Word - Romans Road to Salvation imageIn the book of John Jesus and Nicodemus had a whole conversation about being born again.

Nicodemus even questioned about entering his mother’s womb again because he was confused about being born again.

Then, Jesus so lovingly explained to Nicodemus that it wasn’t a physical rebirth, but a spiritual rebirth.

That means because humans are wretched and wicked hearted because of the original sin of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden at the time of the Creation:

  1. You must be born of the Spirit and of water.
  2. That means the next thing to do is, vocally expressing that you believe and accept Jesus as your Savior.
  3. However, to move forward with your being born again, you must sincerely repent of (turn away and not go back to) all sin in your life.
  4. Also, by profession of your faith, being baptized with immersion in water.
  5. Living a life reflecting Jesus Christ.
    1. So, you would then need to find a Bible believing, preaching, and teaching church family to be a part of to help you grow in our faith.
  6. At some point, it would be good to grown enough (spiritually maturing) in your faith to the point that you also share the gospel (basically, what I’m doing here, in a way) to lead others to the saving grace of Jesus as their Savior.

The scripture image is the Romans Road to Salvation, which is used widely by many Christians to help a person become saved and reborn.

Where do you stand? I’ve left this post sparse on purpose. It’s meant to cause you to question your faith as well as to ask questions to get clarity and if you’re not born again, to hopefully lead you to be born again.

Here’s a way to contact me:

Christ’s Love Podcast

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