To be like Jesus 280

Today

The burden of the word of the Lord for Israel, saith the Lord, which stretcheth forth the heavens, and layeth the foundation of the earth, and formeth the spirit of man within him. Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem. And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.

In that day, saith the Lord, I will smite every horse with astonishment, and his rider with madness: and I will open mine eyes upon the house of Judah, and will smite every horse of the people with blindness. And the governors of Judah shall say in their heart, The inhabitants of Jerusalem shall be my strength in the Lord of hosts their God.” Zechariah 12 v1-5 AKJV

In such a day God reigns, in every day he reigns yet in such a day his sovereign reveal will be. Lord, we thank you for this day and pray you forgive us where we have failed. Teach us Lord to honor you in all our ways. Amen

October 6

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 277

Today

“Thus saith the Lord my God; Feed the flock of the slaughter; Whose possessors slay them, and hold themselves not guilty: and they that sell them say, Blessed be the Lord; for I am rich: and their own sheperds pity them not. For I will no more pity the inhabitants of the land, saith the Lord: but, lo, I will deliver the men every one into his neighbor’s hand, and into the hand of his king: and they shall smite the land, and out of their hand I will not deliver them.” Zechariah 11 v4-6 AKJV

How trying a we as a people, O Lord. I thank you for your mercy, your long-suffering, your grace as it is not earned-yet a gift which no man can measure to-I thank you. Lord, as this day ends, your word is our foundation. Your love is beyond measure-the joy that yours know as you, I thank you. Amen

October 3

To be like Jesus 276

Today

Open the doors, O Lebanon, that the fire may devour thy cedars. Howl, fir tree; for the cedar is fallen; because the mighty are spoiled: howl, O ye oaks of Bashan; for the forest of the vintage is come down. There is a voice of the howling of the shepherds; for their glory is spoiled: a voice of the roaring of young lions; for the pride of Jordan is spoiled.” Zechariah 11 v1-3 AKJV

The expectations of deception are left to end in spoils, and often times there is no return. A misrepresentation or imitation of God in a way that is directly contrary to his purpose, and his word comes with great price-O today, let us hear that which we need to hear-and let it bring us to a heart of repentance that is lifted into the place of God’s desired purpose as he transforms lives, beginning with our own.

Lord, let us understand honor in honoring you and pass right judgement in a world that is so lacking. We thank you. Amen

October 2

To be like Jesus 275

Today

I SAID, I will take heed to my ways, that I sin not with my tongue: I will keep my mouth with a bridle, while the wicked is before me.” Psalm 39 v 1 AKJV

“The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the Lord upholdeth him with his hand.” Psalm 37 V23, 24 AKJV

Lord, I thank you that I am given to understand that I can hold what I say, I can hold my thoughts, that I am made conscious not to sin with my tongue. I pray Lord for your forgiveness where I have, and healing to those of whom it may cause pain. I thank you for the healing in my own ways given of you.

Lord, I know that it is not of me but of what you have blessed me with that I am able to bless others, and be blessed, I thank you. You are worthy of praise beyond what I can bring, I thank you.

I thank you for the hand that guided the surgeon today, and I thank you for the work you are doing in the hearts of those around us all as well.

Lord, I thank you for my grand children, my children, my spouse, my siblings, my parents and all you have given me as family and friends today. Amen

October 1

To be like Jesus 274

Today

And I will sow them among the people: and they shall remember me in far countries; and they shall live with their children, and turn again. I will bring them again also out of the land of Egypt, and gather them out of Asyria; and I will bring them into the land of Gilead and Lebanon; and place shall not be found for them. And he shall pass through the sea with affliction, and shall smite the waves in the sea, and all the deeps of the river shall dry up: and the pride of Assyria shall be brought down, and the scepter of Egypt shall depart away. And I will strengthen them in the Lord; and they shall walk up and down in his name, saith the Lord.” Zechariah 10 v9-12 AKJV

For as the lightening cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.” Mathew 24 v27

Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.” Mathew 24 v 35 AKJV

September 30