January 26, 2021

2 Timothy v1,2

“Wherefore seeing we are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right had of the throne of God” KJV

Let us not be confused to think this world will touch the hand of God but that the hand of God holds this world and all that is internal, external, and beyond. Not of my shortcomings, nor of any other mans will Gods eternal plan change to less for those who are his by his love, and his mercy, and his grace be the overcomers should they Know in their heart-He is God.

“Those who wait upon the Lord….”

Amen

What is it that I ask for?

What is it that I will ask for? From the one who has given me life-two times. What is it I need? What is it I ask of the one who has everything to give? Is it my health as I do grow older in age-my physical body? Have I or am I required to do all I can do for my health before asking? My sin has caught up with me-almost overtaken-yet there is still hope.

Shall I grieve over this flesh or shall I live in peace in my spirit, with the Spirit of God living inside of me? Shall the world destroy me, flesh and soul? I think not. To gain the world is no exchange for the soul.

My peace is with me daily from this meditation-the mind upon the Lord. So again, what is it that I ask? The anger now subsides me-in this moment of thought and meditation. I hear the anguish of others near me-I do not have to go there. If I choose, let me choose rightly.

The calm of understanding grows well with the thought of who God is and what he has already done. If my thoughts can remain, there is the key.

Lord, let my prayer be a right one.

Confession

Yes, the day does go by and the distractions attempt to steal from me what the Lord has for me, and successfully so at times. Only because I let it be that way. The distractions of anger, frustrations, desires, expectations, and just natural things in life such as aging, hunger, thirst, and then the entitlements I have grown so accustom to having such as clean water, any food I desire, warmth and enclosed from the elements-should they all fall in place and if they do not my mind is drifting to the encapsulation of that thought. Where is my thought in what God’s purposes for me are?

My eyes have become on others and to much so. Tis even difficult for the television to find its right place-and it does not choose-I choose for it. Shall I let that steal my right place in what brings peace to my life? I have.

Lord, this day is yours, and I thank you for it. I fall so short, and with many a reason, yet it is not necessary except for my weakness’s. I am thankful for your grace and in your mercy I do live-I am thankful, for I do truly know what sustains me.

Nothing is impossible with God.

Genesis 15

After these things the word of the Lord came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward. And Abram said, Lord God, what wilt thou give me, seeing I go childless, and the steward of my house is this Eliezer of Damascus? And Abram said, Behold, to me thou hast given me no seed: and, lo, one born in my house is mine heir.

And behold, the word of the Lord came unto him, saying, This shall not be thine heir; but he that shall come forth out of thine own bowels shall be thine heir. And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, so shall thy seed be. And he believed in the Lord: and he counted it to him for righteousness.

And he said unto him, I am the Lord that brought thee out of Ur of the Chaldees, to give thee this land to inherit it. And he said, Lord God, whereby shall I know that I shall inherit it? And he said unto him, Take me an heifer of three years old, and a she goat of three years old, and a ram of three years old, and a turtledove, and a young pigeon. And he took unto him all these, and divided them in the midst, and laid each piece one against another: but the birds divided he not. And when the fowls came down upon the carcasses, Abram drove them away. And when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and, lo, an horror of great darkness fell upon him. And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years; And also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge: and afterward shall they come out with great substance. And thou shall go to thy fathers in peace: thou shall be buried in a good old age.

But in the fourth generation they shall come hither again: for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet full. And it came to pass, that, when the sun went down, and it was dark, behold a smoking furnace, and a burning lamp that passed between these pieces.

In the same day the Lord made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphratess: The Kenites, and the Keniizzites, and the Kadmonites, and the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Hephaims, And the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Girgashites, and the Jebusites.

Lord, this day is yours. All the nations are yours to do as you are pleased. Lord, your mercy is good and I thank you. Forgive us this day-and let our hearts, our mind, our spirit-go beyond our own self and be that of a servant to you-becoming a servant to others. Amen

To be like Jesus 334

If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God, When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.

Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleaness, inordinate affection, evil, concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry: For which things’ sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience;” Colossians 3 v1-5 SKJV

Lord, I pray that our minds be set to clear thinking, clear understanding of your word-what is right. Let us understand that life and living, this I pray this day. Amen

November 29

To be like Jesus 323

And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.” Luke 18 v13 AKJV

The Spirit of the Lord, the messenger, opening our hearts as a receptacle to be ministered to-and to minister to others. Let us consider ourselves as set apart to a way of Holiness because of the joy that it brings. None other can stir the spirit of man as the way of the Lord can, we thank you Lord, for all your blessings.

Lord, hear us as we pray for those in need of a real touch from you this day, a real touch in the heart first that will stir the joy of you in them, and a touch of healing to the body in the will of you- we pray this day-Let us trust in your way. Amen

November 18

To be like Jesus 285

Today

And it shall come to pass in that day, that the prophets shall be ashamed every one of his vision, when he hath prophesied; neither shall they wear a rough garment to deceive: But he shall say, I am no prophet, I am an husbandman; for man taught me to keep cattle from my youth. And one shall say unto him, What are these wounds in thine hands? Those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends.” Zechariah 13 v4-6 AKJV

Lord, this day is yours. The deceptions of this world lay in front of us, let us put our faith and trust in you. Keep us Lord in your way from a place so distant and dry in our land. Keep us to meditate in you, and in your word. Let us be thankful for all that you do. Amen

October 11

To be like Jesus 279

Today

“And the Lord said unto me, Take thee yet the instruments of a foolish shepherd. For, lo, I will raise up a shepherd in the land, which shall not visit those that be cut off, neither shall seek the young one, nor heal that that is broken, nor feed that that standeth still: but he shall eat the flesh of the fat, tear their claws in pieces. Woe to the idol shepherd that leaveth the flock! the sword shall be upon his arm, and upon his right eye: his arm shall be clean dried up, and his right eye utterly darkened.” Zechariah 11 V15-17

Lord, guide us to you as a people. Lead our hearts and forgive our sins. Let those who would go an visit, and tell of the truth of you in the neighbors house. Let our church’s be directed by the one who truly knows you and desires to fulfill your calling. Set my own heart straight, that the gate of which you have chosen-will I go? Let my renew come as a strength, and I know that when it does, you will. Not of short sayings, or quick phrases-I am thankful for all that you have done. Amen

October 5

To be like Jesus 278

Today

And I will feed the flock of slaughter, even you, O poor of the flock. And I took unto me two staves; the one I called Beauty, and the other I called Bands; and I fed the flock. Three shepherds also I cut off in one month; and my soul lothed them, and their soul also abhorred me. Then said I, I will not feed you: that that dieth, let it die; and that that is to be cut off, let it be cut off; and let the rest eat every one the flesh of another. And I took my staff, even Beauty, and cut it asunder, that I might break my covenant which I had made with all the people.

And it was broken in that day: and so the poor of the flock that waited upon me knew that it was the word of the Lord. And I said unto them, If ye think good, give me my price; and if not, forbear. So they weighed for my price thirty pieces of silver. And the Lord said unto me, Cast it unto the potter: a goodly price that I was prised at them. And I took the thirty pieces of silver, and cast them to the potter in the house of the Lord. Then I cut asunder mine other staff, even Bands, that I might break the brotherhood between Judah and Israel.” Zechariah 11 v7-14 AKJV

Through all the difficulties God’s way will prevail, just and right. Lord, this day let us meditate on you word, that your spirit will speak to our hearts, especially those to a special calling in your work. Let us hear what your spirit is saying to the church. Time is soon coming to its fullest state in you. Lord, I thank you for this day, let me continue in reaching to correct my witness-your witness to others in me. Forgive me Lord, in this incorrect world of my partaken iniquities by purpose or mistake and let my convictions continue always to bring me closer to you. Lord, I thank you for this day. Amen

October 4

To be like Jesus 197

Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the womb a second time into his mother’s womb, and be born?” John 3 v4 AKJV

Life. New life. How is that to be?

Jesus answered,

Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.” John 3 v5 AKJV

Lord, I thank you for this day. Amen

July 15

To be like Jesus 159

For the arms of the wicked shall be broken: but the Lord upholdeth the righteous. The Lord knoweth the days of the upright: and their inheritance for ever. They shall not be ashamed in the evil time: and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied. But the wicked shall perish, and the enemies of the Lord shall be as the fat of lambs: they shall consume; into smoke shall they consume away. The wicked borroweth, and payeth not again: but the righteous sheweth mercy, and giveth. For such as be blessed of him shall inherit the earth; and they that be cursed of him shall be cut off.” Psalm 37 v17-22 AKJV

“Say ye of him, whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, Thou blashpemest; because I said, I am the Son of God? If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not. But if I do, thou ye believe not me, believe the works: that ye may know, and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in him.” John 10 V36-38 AKJV

Lord, this day is yours and as you are in us, let us live out this day that strengthens the faith in others by what is seen of our trust in you. We thank you. We are so very, very, thankful. Amen

June 8