To be like Jesus 191


Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.” 2nd Timothy 2 v1 AKJV

Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.” Galations 5 v23 AKJV

To understand the need to be strong is to understand there will be challenges that come. To know that there is nothing wrong with being a gentle and kind person, one who tempers there own self control and magnify’s there goodness through skill and understanding is appreciated more for the temperance of who they are in the long run.

Lord, I thank you for this day.

Lord, this day is yours. Amen

July 9

To be like Jesus 190


Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God; Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began.” 2nd Timothy 1 v8, 9 AKJV

Let our respect and reverence be known by the direction of the word to our actions. Lord we thank you.

Lord, this day is yours. Amen

July 8

To be like Jesus 189


Brethren, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved. For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge. For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God. For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone that believeth.” Romans 10 v1-4 AKJV

If one person could only write the words to make it all right what an amazing feat that would be. It has been done, the one is God who inspired every single word written in the scriptures and by even being the word himself.

So shall we as a people turn that word to the right or to the left to make it fit the way we think it should be? We cannot.

Truly, it is God’s desire that all should be saved, yes saved. It means changed, renewed in spirit to know the living God in a personal way, and that through faith in what Jesus-the Son of God- did at the cross, and then the resurrection and yes, his return for the Church that is to come. —

so today, …

Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them before the Lord that they strive not about words to no profit, but to the subverting of the hearers. Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” 2nd Timothy 2 v14, 15 AKJV

so, our world for those around us and ourselves can be guided by the scriptures. So much change continues to insert itself as right, even and especially among the Christian walk of faith-

first-Christianity is not a ‘community’ to itself. Christianity is the power of God through a relationship of faith in his Son, Jesus Christ. …

For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth: to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile.” Romans 1 v16 AKJV

second-Christianity is not a pass to choose a life of professing faith and live a live of continued sin…

What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may be abound? God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?” Romans 6 v1 AKJV

and does that mean we are to live a perfect life? not so much, but …

Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3 v12 AKJV

Lord, as your word proclaims to us, let us pray in the right way as well. Let us understand that our strength that makes a difference is in the acceptance of your Gospel-our salvation. Let us understand that we are set apart and should work to that part as to please a life not of sin but of your righteousness imparted to us for your purposes. Let us be serious in our walk with you, even more serious than any other part of who we are. Let us be forgiven as we know you have, and you do…keep in us a repentant and a strong heart.

Lord, this day is yours, and we thank you. Amen

July 7

To be like Jesus 188


And the Lord said unto him, Go through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst of thereof.” Ezekiel 9 v6 AKJV

Lord, help us to realize what is in our surroundings and give us the heart to be always’ faithful in serving you and your ways. We thank you. Amen

July 6

To be like Jesus 187


Thine hand shall be lifted up upon thine adversaries, and all thine enemies shall be cut off.” Micah 5 v9 AKJV

As there is so much more to study and understand in the word of the Lord, the peace comes when we know always that God is in control and will bring victory to his people. The longsuffering comes as a result of his love for all of humanity in a time giving of all to have opportunity to choose what is right. There is no delusion when the reality of Gods true righteousness is seen in comparison to what the alternatives offer. God’s way is not a short term way but a choice of eternity.

Lord, this day is yours. Let our independence stand by the strength of your ways. Amen

July 4

To be like Jesus 186


O Lord, rebuke me not in thy wrath: neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure.” Psalm 38 v1 AKJV

But the salvation of the righteous is of the Lord: he is their strength in the time of trouble.” Psalm 37 v39 AKJV

Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire; mine ears hast thou opened: burnt offering and sin offering hast thou not required.” Psalm 40 v6 AKJV

As I go into this day Lord, let me build upon what you have given me that only you can give. That is to hear you with a desire to hear, not of my own self but of you righteous salvation that is the strength only you can give. Lord, forgive us where we have iniquities that have burdened us, I thank you. Let our words and ears not be confused with deception. Let us stay with your word. Amen

Lord, this day is yours. Amen

July 3

To be like Jesus 185


Daniel answered and said, Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever: for wisdom and might are his: And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding:” Daniel 2 v20,21 AKJV

In the times when understanding comes to be difficult, by faith we know that God is in control. Faith that is built upon the word of the Lord God, the testimony of many for centuries, and the one who lives in us.

Lord, I thank you for this day.

Lord God, this day is yours, let us walk in your way in it today. Amen

June 2