Monday, November 30, 2009

Revelations 5:11-14

"Then I looked and heard the voice of many angels, numbering thousands upon thousands, and ten thousand times ten thousand. They encircled the throne and the living creatures and the elders. In a loud voice they sang; 'Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!' Then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all that is in them, singing: 'To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be praise and honor and glory and power, for ever and ever!' The four living creatures said, 'Amen' and the elders fell down and worshiped."

-- What a glorious scene! Thousands upon thousands and ten thousand times ten thousand angels worshiping and exalting the Lord. He was slain, but now He is risen. He is worthy of all power and riches and wisdom. Hallelujah!

If we could only get a glimpse of Him in all His glory we too would fall down like the elders and worship.

May we know today that He is exalted above all and nothing is too difficult for Him. Amen.

Dear Lord Jesus I praise You because You are exalted above everything and You are worthy of all praise. I worship You with my heart and I pray that You will fill me with Your Spirit and open my eyes to see a glimpse of Your glory. I praise You Lord. Amen.

In His service,

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thankful Heart

-- In Hebrews 3 it talks about the Israelites and their inability to believe God, which kept most of them from entering the Promised Land. Their unbelief was really just ungratefulness. God delivered them from Egypt, but as soon as trouble struck they began to complain and desire to go back to Egypt. Their complaining and ungratefulness caused many of them to miss what God desired to give them.

God loves a thankful heart it shows that we trust Him and love Him. We were saved because we were thankful. We believed and said, "Lord I thank You for dying on the Cross, I thank You that You were raised from the dead, come and live in my heart." We receive the promises of God through a thankful heart and we grow closer to the Lord as we appreciate Him more and more.

On this Thanksgiving Day may we be thankful for all our blessings, there is so much we are blessed with and it is well worth our time to stop and think about those blessings. Amen.

Dear heavenly Father I thank You so much for all that You have blessed me with. I thank You for sending Your Son to earth to provide salvation for me. I thank You for being my heavenly Father and opening the way to You. I love You and I praise You. In Jesus name. Amen.

In His service,

Happy Thanksgiving!
eat some turkey

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Psalm 99:1-3

"The Lord reigns, let the nations tremble; he sits enthroned between the cherubim, let the earth shake. Great is the Lord in Zion; he is exalted over all nations. Let them praise your great and awesome name he is holy."

-- Isn't is comforting to know that the Lord reigns over the nations. This verse says that He is seated. What a picture of perfect rest, He is not worried or surprised. He is seated on His throne far above all.
He is worthy of our praise and adoration.

May we be at peace knowing that the Lord is in control and nothing that is happening is taking Him by surprise.

Father I thank You for Your Word that is so powerful. I thank You that You are in control. I pray that You will give me peace to know that all is well. I love You Lord. Amen.

In His service,

Sunday, November 22, 2009

1 Peter 4:8

"Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins."

-- The love that is mentioned in this verse is the love that comes from a relationship with the Lord. Many times when people hurt us or reject us its difficult to love them, but the Lord will help us to love them if we ask Him.

Jesus loved us when we didn't deserve it, may we love and honor others at all times.

Dear Jesus I thank You for Your love that is so amazing and deep. I pray that I will have that kind of love for others. Give me the grace to love and cherish others when its difficult. I praise You Lord. Amen.

In His service,

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Alpha & Omega

"Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty."
Revelation 1:7-8

-- How comforting are these words. The Lord is coming again and everyone will see Him. He is the Beginning and the End, everything consists by Him. He is the Lord of Heaven and Earth, the Almighty and He will always reign supreme. Amen.

May we be comforted today and rejoice that he Lord is in control, no matter the circumstances He still has all authority. We can be at rest knowing that He is all we need.

Dear Lord I thank You for Your Word. I thank You that it is alive and powerful. I pray that I will rest and be at peace in my circumstances knowing that You are in control. I yield my life to You now. I love you. Amen.

In His service,

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

God loves everyone

"who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God, and one mediator also between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself as a ransom for all, the testimony given at the proper time."
1Timothy 2:4-6

--The Lord desires that all people are saved, men, women, children, grandchildren, aunts, uncles, neighbors, everyone. There is no one whom the Lord does not love. God's love is so immense that He opened the way for all to come to Him. May we be conscience of this and let it motivate us to lead people to the Lord.

May we be burdened to share our faith with others as much as possible, because there is no one whom the Lord does not love.

Dear Lord Jesus I pray for a compassion to reach others with Your Word. I pray for my co-workers and neighbors and family members, that they will come to know You. I pray that You will save them and bless them. Allow me to have an opportunity to speak to them. I love You Lord, I praise You. Amen.

In His service,

Monday, November 16, 2009

First Place

"Little children, keep yourselves from idols (false gods)-[from anything and everything that would occupy the place in your heart due to God, from any sort of substitute for Him that would take first place in your life]. Amen (so let it be)."

1John 5:21 amp

-- The Amplified Bible so eloquently explains this verse. John is exhorting the Believers he is writing to, telling them to keep God first place in their hearts. I believe that many times as Christians we allow something or someone to creep into our hearts and very subtly take the place that only the Lord deserves. It could be our job, a friend, a family member and the Lord becomes second place in our hearts.

May we strive to keep Him first in our hearts. He is the One who is most deserving, He gave His life for us and provided salvation and access to God. He is all in all, He is the Creator of the universe, He deserves our undivided devotion. Amen.

Dear Lord Jesus I praise You for all that You've done for me. I thank You for saving my soul. I pray that You will forgive me for the times that I allow other things to take Your place in my heart. I love You Lord. Amen.

In His service,

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Matthew 14:34-36

"When they had crossed over, they landed at Gennesaret. And when the men of that place recognized Jesus, they sent word to all the surrounding country. People brought all their sick to him and begged him to let the sick just touch the edge of his cloak, and all who touched him were healed."

-- The men of Gennesaret knew of Jesus, they had heard of the mighty things He was doing and they believed in Him. Those who were sick acted on their faith touching Him and they were healed. The Lord is willingly and ready to make the things in our lives whole. All we need to do is reach out with our faith and touch Him today. He is all powerful.

May we reach out with our faith today and touch the Lord, His strength is available right now.

Dear Lord Jesus I praise You today, I thank You that You are all powerful and willing to move in my situation. I pray that You will take control over my life and make it whole today. I love and I praise You. Amen.

In His service,

Thursday, November 12, 2009

God is thinking about me

"How precious also are Your thoughts to me. O God! How vast is the sum of them! If I should count them, they would outnumber the sand. When I awake, I am still with You."

Psalm 139:17-18

-- It is marvelous to know that God is thinking about us.
David, in these verses so vividly tells how God's thoughts are toward him, and that they are more numerous than the sand.
As Believers we know that these verses are for us too. We are on God's mind, He thinks about us and cares about everything that goes on in our lives. When we sleep and get up He is still there. He will not leave us, this is His promise.

May it bring joy and comfort today to know that God is present in our lives, even though we may not see Him or feel Him, at times, but He is there. Amen.

Dear heavenly Father, I thank You that You are right here with me; even during the difficult times. I praise You and I ask that You will give me the strength to trust You in everything. I love You Lord. Amen.

In His service,

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

God loves Persistence

"So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives; and he who seeks, finds; and to him who knocks it will be opened. Now suppose one of you fathers is asked by his son for a fish; he will not give him a snake instead of a fish, will he? If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him?"
Luke 11:9-13

-- The Lord loves persistence. I believe because it shows Him that we really mean business. God does not like half-heartiness or lukewarmness. When we are persistent in prayer and in our Christian walk, it pleases Him and moves His hand on our behalf. The anointing of the Holy Spirit does not belong to the weak-willed and lackadaisical. It belongs to those who are fervent and passionate for God.

May we be passionate today in serving the Lord, persistent in prayer, fellowship and communion with Him. Amen.

Dear heavenly Father, I pray that I will be passionate for You. Persistent in all that I do. That I may please You and not disappoint You. I ask for fresh fire today in me to serve You. I praise You. Amen.

In His service,

Monday, November 9, 2009

1 Corinthians 6:11

"And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God."

-- It is wonderful to know that the Blood of Jesus is powerful enough to wash the tracks of sin from our hearts. We were not only saved and set apart when we asked Jesus to come into our hearts, but the Holy Spirit also washed us and made us clean; we were made brand new.

May we never forget where we've come from. May we always be thankful for our salvation and the price that was paid. Amen.

Dear Lord Jesus I thank You for shedding Your blood on the cross. I pray that I will never forget the price You paid for my salvation. I thank You for cleansing me and making me brand new. I praise You. Amen

In His service,

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Blessings from God

"Blessed is every one that feareth the Lord; that walketh in his ways. For thou shalt eat the labour of thine hands: happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee."
Psalm 128:1-2

-- When we serve the Lord it brings blessings to our lives. Serving the Lord wholeheartedly in all that we do will bring peace, joy and contentment. This doesn't mean we will not have difficult times, it means that the favor and hand of God will be upon us.

May we live with a reverent fear of the Lord and serve Him daily.

Dear heavenly Father I thank You for Your promises. I thank You that You are almighty, God of all. I pray that I will have a heart that fears You and that it will be my delight to serve You in everything I do. I praise You. Amen.

In His service,

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Isaiah 1:18

"'Come now, and let us reason together,' says the Lord, 'though your sins are as scarlet, they will be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they will be like wool.'"

-- In these verses we see the Lord's desire for Israel to be righteous. He beckons them to come to Him and be cleansed from their sins. He is the one desiring them, desiring their relationship, their fellowship. The Lord delights in our fellowship with Him, but many times our sins and shortcomings cause a seperation in that fellowship and we feel so unworthy to come to Him.

May we come to the Lord today and ask for cleansing, He is willing and ready to cleanse us and make us pure.

Dear Lord Jesus I thank You for your cleansing blood. I ask that You will wash me now from any sin and purify my heart. Make me clean so that I can be right with You. I love You Lord. Amen.

In His service,

Friday, November 6, 2009

The sound of our voice

"O my dove, in the clefts of the rock, in the secret place of the steep pathway, let me see your form, let me hear your voice; for your voice is sweet, and your form is lovely."
Song of Solomon 2:14

-- These verses can be equated to our relationship with the Lord. It is wonderful to know that the Lord loves to hear the sound of our voice. Jeremiah 33:11 says we are to, "bring the sacrifice of praise." This sacrifice comes from our lips - our voices. God loves to hear us praise Him. It doesn't matter what circumstances we are in, we must praise the Lord.

May we offer Him the sacrifice of praise today. Inspite of your situation, exalt Him, bless Him, lift Him up. He is worthy of it all.

Dear Lord, we praise You today. We exalt You and bless You. You are holy and righteous, You are the Alpha and Omega and we adore You today. We love You Lord. Amen.

In His service,

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Draw us Lord!

"Draw me, we will run after thee: the king hath brought me into his chambers: we will be glad and rejoice in thee, we will remember thy love more than wine: the upright love thee."

Song of Solomon 1:4

-- Let this be our prayer today. She says to the King, "Draw me, and we will run after You." In the times when we are weak and weary from the journey we need the Lord to stir us and light the fire in our hearts again.

May we allow the Lord to draw us to Him today. May we let Him stir our hearts afresh. There is nothing that compares with the Lord and being in fellowship with Him.

Dear Lord, I pray that You will draw me today. Draw my heart and light the fire again. I love You and praise You today. Amen.

In His service,

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

The Peace of Jesus

"Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you; not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid."
John 14:27

-- Isn't it wonderful to know that Jesus gives peace. He gives us peace, not as the world, which can only give peace when things are going good, but Jesus gives peace inspite of the circumstances in our lives. He only says that we are not to be afraid. He is in control.

May you receive the peace that Jesus gives today. May you have peace in Him today.

Dear Jesus I thank You for the peace that You give. I thank You that it is real and tangible. It doesn't matter what circumstances I am in right now I rest in the peace that only You can give. I praise You Lord. Amen.

In His service,

Monday, November 2, 2009

Strength from God

"Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the end of the earth does not faint or grow weary; there is no searching of the understanding. He gives power tho the faint and weary , and to him who has no might He increases strength [causing it to multiply and making it to abound]. Even youths shall faint and be weary, and [selected] young men shall feebly stumble and fall exhausted; But those who wait for the Lord [who expect, look for, and hope in Him] shall change and renew their strength and power; they shall lift their wings and mount up [close to God] as eagles [mount up to the sun]; they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint or become tired.
Isaiah 40:28-31 Amp

-- It is the Lord who causes us to mount up on eagles wings. He gives strength, we might get weary and tired, but He never does. He is the source, all we have to do is seek Him, wait on Him in prayer, love Him, and worship Him. He will renew us and build us up.

May we quiet oursleves today and simply turn our hearts to Him. Then He will come and give strength.

Dear heavenly Father, I praise You for Your Son Jesus. That in Him is everything I need. I ask for strength now, I love You and I praise You. I thank You for Your strength that You are imparting into me. I praise You Lord. Amen.

In His service,

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Only Believe

"Then Jesus told him, 'Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.'"
John 20:29

-- In these verses, Thomas said that he would not believe the Lord had been raised from the dead unless he could physically see and touch Him. Jesus, so graciously, honored Thomas request and appeared to Him, but the Lord makes an incredible statement commending those who have believed and will believe eventhough they have not seen Him physically.

The Lord's greatest joy is to be believed. He loves faith, and it is our faith that moves Him. Thomas believed because he saw and touched, but how blessed are we when we believe inspite of not seeing Him. Amen.

May we believe and not doubt all that He has said in His precious Word.

Dear Lord Jesus I thank You for Your everlasting Word. I pray that You will make it alive for me and speak to me through it. I will believe and trust in You. I praise You. Amen.

In His service,