Thursday, December 31, 2009

Jesus is King of Kings and Lord of Lords in 2010

"And on His robe and on His thigh He has a name written, 'King of Kings, and Lord of Lords.'"

Revelation 19:16

-- In 2010 may we set apart the Lord in our hearts to trust Him at all times. There will be difficult times this new year, but know that Jesus is reigning. He is reigning supreme over all that will be going on. He is still the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords and He is in control.

As 2010 comes in may we know that Jesus is Lord and may we worship Him at all times. No matter the circumstances God is still in control. Amen.

I pray you all have a year that is filled with the blessings of God. That His presence will be real to you and you will grow to know Him more this new year.

On January 24 I will be leaving for India to minister for 10 wks. Please pray as I go.

May God richly bless you in 2010!

In His service,

Monday, December 28, 2009

Citizens of Heaven

"For our citizenship is in heaven, from which also we eagerly wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ;"
Philippians 3:20

-- In the preceding verses the apostle Paul talks about those who are, "the enemies of the cross". He says their god is their appetite and they, "set their minds on earthly things." Then, He says, "for our citizenship is in heaven." The apostle Paul is saying, that we as true Believers ought to set our minds on heaven and not on temporal things.

Many times we lose sight of the eternal and we become consumed with the "now". God does not desire this and it hinders us spiritually. May we know that we are part of a different Kingdom, we are citizens of heaven.

Dear Lord Jesus I praise You for who You are and what You've done. I thank You that I am a citizen of heaven and my home is in heaven. I thank You that You are my King and I am part of Your kingdom. I love You Lord. Amen.

In His service,

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Releasing the blessings of God

"You yourselves also know, Philippians, that at the first preaching of the gospel, after I left Macedonia, no church shared with me in the matter of giving and receiving but you alone; for even in Thessalonica you sent a gift more than once for my needs. Not that I seek the gift itself, but I seek for the profit which increases to your account. But I have received everything is full and have an abundance; I am amply supplied, having received from Epaphroditus what you have sent, a fragrant aroma, an acceptable sacrifice, well-pleasing to God. And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus."
Philippians 4:15-19

-- Our gifts, our offerings are a fragrant aroma to God; an acceptable sacrifice. When we give we are not giving to a person, we are giving to God, and our giving produces fruit in our account. We have a debit and credit account in heaven. When we give, deposits are made in our account! This is what the Bible says. In addition, our giving releases God to bless us and supply our needs. There is something about giving from our resources that enables God to give in return. I believe it is faith, because when we give to God we are letting go of our possessions and putting our faith in Him. We are saying, "You Lord, are number one in my life, nothing is more important to me than You.". This attitude moves God and allows Him, in return, to bless us.

My dad has said that a true Christian is one whose wallet has been converted. If our wallet has not been given over to God, there is still a part of us that is not fully yielded to God.

May we learn to be givers today. Amen!

Dear Lord Jesus I pray that You will help me to be a giver. That I will trust you enough to hand my finances over to You. I trust You with them. I love You Lord. Amen.

In His service

*Please pray as I prepare to go to India the end of January to plant house churches.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

He will complete it

"And I am convinced and sure of this very thing, that He Who began a good work in you will continue until the day of Jesus Christ [right up to the time of His return], developing [that good work] and perfecting and bringing it to full completion in you."
Philippians 1:6

-- What is that "good work" that Paul talks about? The work of creating us into the image of Christ.
It is the Lord who touches our lives and brings us to Him. He begins His divine work in us.
Then what must we do? We must submit, as the clay submits to the potter.

We must yield and surrender every day to the Lord and allow Him to complete His work in us. Amen.

Dear Lord Jesus I surrender to You today. I yield my life to You, all my desires and dreams. I pray that You will have Your complete way in me. I love You Jesus. Amen.

In His service,

Friday, December 11, 2009

The bond of love

"That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all saints what is the dreadth, and length, and depth, and height; and to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fullness of God."
Ephesians 3:17-19

-- We are rooted and grounded, made firm, in our knowledge of God by experiencing His love. The love that God displayed toward us by sending His only Son to die at Calvary is amazing and incredible.

Jesus chose to come to this earth and walk as a man, experiencing the joys and heartaches and difficulties of life and then give His life. Oh what love. May we be strong and firm understanding His love toward us today. Amen.

Dear Lord Jesus I thank You for dying on the cross for me and giving Your life. I thank You for Your love that is so strong for me. I pray that I will know how much You love me everyday. I praise You. Amen.

In His service,

Thursday, December 10, 2009

2 Peter 1:5-8

"For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love. For if you posses these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ."

-- As Believers we are to continually grow in the Lord. It is not God's will that we stumble and fluctuate in our walk with Him. We are exhorted to add these qualities to our faith and to keep adding them. We are to be productive and and effective in our walk with the Lord.

May we be diligent today to add to our faith these qualities and keep the Lord first in our lives.

Dear Lord Jesus I thank for Your Word that exhorts us and challenges us. May we be strong and diligent to add to our faith these qualities. I praise You Lord. Amen.

In His service,

Monday, December 7, 2009

The Lord hears your prayers

"Before Isaiah had left the middle court, the word of the Lord came to him: 'Go back and tell Hezekiah, the leader of my people, 'This is what the Lord, the God of your father David, says: I have heard your prayer and seen your tears; I will heal you. On the third day from now you will go up to the temple of the Lord. I will add fifteen years to your life. And I will deliver you and this city from the hand of the king of Assyria. I will defend this city for my sake and for the sake of my servant David.'"
2Kings 20:4-6

-- The Lord says to Isaiah that He has heard the prayer and seen the tears of Hezekiah and He is going to answer him. As Believers we can also be encouraged by this passage knowing that the Lord hears our prayers and sees our tears. We can know that if we pray according to the Lord's will He will hear us and answer us.

Know today that God hears your prayers and he sees what you are going through. He will answer you.

Dear Lord Jesus I thank You that You hear my prayers and You see what goes on in my life I pray for Your blessing to be on me today. I love You Lord. Amen.

In His service,

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Matthew 4:23

"Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness among the people."

-- Jesus is the manifestation of who God is. If you look at Jesus you see God. Jesus taught the people and proclaimed the Good News of the Kingdom God and healed every sickness among them. He revealed the heart of God.

God is still healing and delivering today. May we enter into the blessings that the Lord has to offer and not fall short of living in complete victory and joy. Amen.

Dear Lord Jesus I thank You that You are still healing and delivering today. I thank You that I can live in the Kingdom of God. I pray that I will be strong and trust in You at all times. I praise You. Amen.

In His service,

Friday, December 4, 2009

Psalm 121

"I lift up my eyes to the hills - where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. He will not let your foot slip - he who watches over you will not slumber, indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber not sleep. The Lord watches over you - the Lord is your shade at your right hand; the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night. The Lord will keep you from all harm - he will watch over your life; the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore."

--This is such an incredible Psalm. It is filled with amazing principles. If we seek and look to the hills (the hills around Jerusalem, sacred Mt. Moriah, where the Lord was crucified) the Lord is ready to help. He will sustain our lives, He does not get tired, He watches out for us and protects us. He keeps us from evil and guards our lives.

May we rest today, knowing that the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is the same God who watches and sustains us. Amen.

Dear heavenly Father, I thank You for Your Word. I thank You for the principles and promises found in it. I look to You now, I pray that I will trust You in everything. I love You Lord. Amen.

In His service,

Thursday, December 3, 2009

How Precious is the Word of God

"and how from infancy you have known the holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work."
2Timothy 3:15-17

-- The Word of God is our final authority. The Scriptures are God's words to us, His thoughts, His laws and His ways to us. We learn who God is, what He is like and What He desires. We find direction, comfort, correction, and strength in the Scriptures. May we have a renewed hunger for the Word of God today.

As strong as we are in the Word of God is as strong as we will be as a Christian. May we give ourselves to reading the Word on a consistent basis.

Dear heavenly Father I thank You again for Your Word that is so powerful and life giving. I pray for a renewed hunger and thirst for Your Word. I pray that You will open my eyes to see great things from Your Word. I praise You. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.

In His Service,