To be like Jesus 137

“And all things are of God, who hath reconciled the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God. For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made righteousness of God in him.” 2 Corinthians 5 v18-21 AKJV

Nothing has been created except what was created of God. Men have chosen the paths of right or wrong and in the process of time attributed to the current state of which our world is now in. God, through his Son Jesus, has made possible and accomplished the path of restoration of those who have chosen and will choose his purposes now and for eternity.

Lord, we thank you for this day. Let us have a heart of repentance that guides us to a life of liberty in you.

Lord, this day is yours. Amen

May 17

To be like Jesus 136


“For the love of Christ constraineth us: because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then all were dead: And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again. Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, thou we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth we know him no more.

Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” 2 Corinthians 5 v14-17 AKJV

What a difference Jesus makes. His inhabitant love, the presence of his love in our lives keeps us in the knowing of what has been long in the past before us, yet lives on today. How that he who lives in us, gave his life as the perfect Son of God that we may live in a new spirit of life, not one of our own but of him.

His difference in us is compelling to what is right, to do what is right and when what is wrong works to enter in, the Godly conviction comes to steer one in the right direction. This world is challenging, as never before in the way of working to cause a doubt in faith. God’s way does not fail, his reveal to each one who desires is enough to carry them through, even victory prevails.

Lord, I am truly thankful for this day. We pray this day for around our world those who are putting their faith and trust in you, we are thankful for them and what you are doing in all. We give you thanks today and pray for all men. Amen

Lord, this day is yours.

May 16

To be like Jesus 135


“For we must all appear before the judgement seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in this body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad. Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest unto God; and I trust also are made manifest in your consciences.

For we commend not ourselves again unto you, but give you occasion to glory on our behalf, that ye may have some what to answer them which glory in appearance, and not in heart.

For whether we be beside ourselves, it is to God: or whether we be sober, it is for your cause.” 2 Corinthians 5 v10-13 AKJV

One day all the things done that are not confessed nor repented off will be brought to lite, to the one who truly knows whether good or bad, whether they were to be seen of men or to glorify God the father. The good of this is those, even though they stumble and fail, which are of a pure heart will receive the blessings of the Lord. It is good to reveal the testimony of Paul, the writings of Paul, and others who have followed the Lord. To share in the understanding of the goodness of God, and to the mysteries of the gospel that have been revealed in heart to those who love the Lord God.

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

May 15

To be like Jesus 134


“Now he that hath wrought us for the selfsame thing is God, who also hath given unto us the earnest of the Spirit. Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord:

(For we walk by faith, not by sight:)

We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord. Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him.” 2 Corinthians 5 v5-9 AKJV

There are days when we press forward. To know one day the needs of this day will be completely abolished, changed and reformed to a new way. Eternity is beyond our own included understanding, except by faith, which in this life lives out in a real testimony to God, the father.

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

May 14

To be like Jesus 133


“For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. For this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven:

If so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked.

For we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up of life.” 2 Corinthians 5 v1-4 AKJV

The degradation time brings of things of the flesh, the flesh itself and all that is desired (stuff), do regress daily in the way which they are designed. The vessel of this life which contains the earthly desires will pass, yet the vessel of life-the soul-which contains the eternal choices that we make because of our eternal desires, that will go on forever-‘only by God’s excellent grace. The Love of God presents itself that we may choose him forever.

Lord, this day is yours, I thank you. Amen

May 13

To be like Jesus 132


For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day. For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.” 2 Corinthians 4 v16-18 AKJV

Gods grace. Because it prevails we press forward, not that weakness is so prevalent in the original of us, but that more than what seems only mortal understanding is enhanced beyond explanation as the spirit of his hand touches those who desire him.

I am so glad, when you call on me Lord, that even though I don’t always measure up to where I think I should, you still come by. Thank you, Jesus

The blessing of a kind heart is ability given by God. To all on this day recognized by many as “Mothers day”, may God’s strength be immensely measured in you heart. His Love, the teaching of his Love, is beyond any gift that can be given. We thank you this day. In his forgiveness we live.

Lord, this day is yours. Amen

May 12

To be like Jesus 131


We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed; Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body. For we which live are alway delivered unto death for Jesus’ sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh. So then death worketh in us, but life in you. We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak;

Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise us up also by Jesus, and shall present us with you. For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many rebound to the glory of God.” 2 Corinthians 4 v8-15 AKJV

God is good, therefore life is good.

He is merciful, and lendeth; and his seed is blessed. Depart from evil, and do good; and dwell for evermore. For the Lord loveth judgement, and forsaketh not his saints; they are preserved for ever: but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off. The righteous shall inherit the land, and dwell therein for ever.” Psalm 37 b26-29 AKJV

Not to be complacent, or filled with a spirit of apathy, God blesses those who will work through the trials of this life in a way unexplainable to the natural way of thinking. His love and mercy endures forever.

For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.” Psalm 100 v5 AKJV

Lord, this day is yours. Your touch is to be with my family this day, I pray, as they walk through the decisions and adjustments of this life. Lord, as we go with our co-workers this day let your touch of your hand be with them as well. Lord, we pray over our nation and our world this day. Lord, around our small part of what you have created, many are seeking and serving you and others, be with them this day. Amen

May 11