To be like Jesus 340

Today

“Father, provoke not you children to anger, lest they be discouraged.” Colossians 3 v21 AKJV

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen” Revelation 22 v21 AKJV

As this day comes and goes, let my heart be set on you Lord. Let my children see that in me, and that the Love that goes so deep is set in the affection you have given us for them. Let the responsibility of me fall on me, and Lord I thank you that I to can come to you. Let my children be happy, be content and yet press on for the higher marks of life and I thank you. Lord, bless them in this day, and everyday. Amen

December 6

To be like Jesus 339

Today

Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well pleasing unto the Lord.” Colossians 3 v20 AKJV

Wherefore gird up your loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance: But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.” 1st Peter 1 v13-16 AKJV

Lord, I thank you for this day-you are our strength. Amen

December 5

To be like Jesus 338

Today

Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them.” Colosians 3 v19 AKJV

Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;” Ephesians 5 v25 AKJV

Love is knowing that everything you invest is all that you are; seeking a continual consciousness giving of yourself to others that you love-both in the moments of good and received understanding, and in the moments when standing in great consciousness of what you know to be right while understanding those you share with has yet to understand-do what you do in sharing the Love of God with others.

Lord, I thank you for this day. Amen

December 4

To be like Jesus 337

Today

Wive, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord.” Colossians 3 v18 AKJV

Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one element.” Genesis 3 v24 AKJV’

Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. Honour thy father and mother; which is the first commandment with promise; That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.” Ephesians 6 v1-3 AKJV

Honor thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God hath given thee.” Exodus 20 v12 AKJV

For it came to pass, when Solomon was old, that his wives turned away his heart after other gods: and his heart was not perfect with the Lord his God, as was the heart of David his father.5. For Solomon went after Ashtoreth the goddess of the Zidonians, and after Milcom the abomination of the Ammonites.6. And Solomon did evil in the sight of the Lord, and went not fully after the Lord, as did David his father.7. Then did Solomon build an high place for Chemosh, the abomination of Moab, in the hill that is before Jerusalem, and for Molech, the abomination of the children of Ammon.8. And likewise did he for all his strange wives, which burnt incense and sacrificed unto their gods.9. And the Lord was angry with Solomon, because his heart was turned from the Lord God of Israel, which had appeared unto him twice, 10. And had commanded him concerning this thing, that he should not go after other gods: but he kept not that which the Lord commanded.11. Wherefore the Lord said unto Solomon, Forasmuch as this is done of thee, and thou hast not kept My covenant and My statutes, which I have commanded thee, I will surely rend the kingdom from thee, and will give it to thy servant.12. Notwithstanding in thy days I will not do it for David thy father’s sake: but I will rend it out of the hand of thy son.13. Howbeit I will not rend away all the kingdom; but will give one tribe to thy son for David My servant’s sake, and for Jerusalem’s sake which I have chosen.’ — 1 KINGS xi.4-from the below link 13https://biblehub.com/library/maclaren/expositions_of_holy_scripture_f/the_fall_of_solomon.htm

Every parent who invest in raising their children with love and admonition toward the Lord knows that one day that will come to serve their children well. It seems that commonplace even in some religious settings commonplace has become to serve ourselves well, live as we need to for the satisfaction of our own “spouse” and disregard the teachings of growing up. Tis one day we will all know that God’s ways cannot be twisted to turn our ways into his ways.

Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22 v6 AKJV

Lord, I thank you this day for my children. I thank you for the insight of life you gave them through your word and spirit being shared with them daily. I trust that always in the end, that understanding will manifest itself in a great way, and in glory and honor to you. Amen

December 3

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Today

Let the word of Christ dwell in you-richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.” Colosians 3 v16, 17 AKJV

To understand what this means, one must understand that the word is the Spirit of God manifesting itself to you. Gods purposes will come through relationship of understanding the wisdom of his word-not just parts-nor parts that seem beneficial for the moment-but the whole word. If you say you will do something, follow through and always be thankful to God.

Lord, I am thankful for this day. Amen

December 2

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Today

Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all. Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also did ye. And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness. And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.” Colosians 3 v11-15 AKJV

As all of this stands true, where is it that those of the church do stand? Even as given, those who do not know Christ Jesus do not really know of these things, yet some even show at times more consideration towards one another. Let us stand thankful for what is real, as at the times of great strain the peace of God will prevail.

Lord, this day is yours. Amen

December 1

To be like Jesus 334

Today

But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth. Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds; And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him:” Colossians 3 v8-10 AKJV

Lord, as I live this day let me be not as a hypocrite in the pretendings of having a faith that makes no change in me but yet offers a hope, let me experience the true renewing of life in you more and more each day. I thank you for the convictions of sin and the steady guide to what is right in you, forgive us where we fail. Amen

November 30