Friday, June 29, 2012

Isaiah 41:18

"I will open rivers in high places, and fountains in the midst of the valleys: I will make the wilderness a pool of water, and the dry land springs of water."    Isaiah 41:18

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Price Paid

"For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until he comes."
1Corinthians 11:26

This chapter in 1Corinthians concerns the Apostle Paul's teaching on "the Lords Supper" or Communion, as Evangelicals call it. He begins by reprimanding the Corinthian Believers for the manner in which they are partaking of this meal (yes, it was a meal). Many of the Believers viewed this time as nothing more than a free meal. They would come, grab food, eat, some would get drunk and not care for those who were poor and truly needed the food. The Apostle Paul scolds them for their behavior.
He exhorts them that the whole purpose of eating the "Lord's Supper" was to remember the Lord's death until He comes back again.

The "Lord's Supper" is not "snack time" its a time for remebrance. Its a time to discern, understand the great price the Lord paid for our redemption. We are to examine our hearts, and see if we really understand Christ's death on the Cross, if we understand its great significance. If we do that there will be life to what we are doing and we will benefit from it. The next time you partake of Communion truly remember its full significance. 

Dear heavenly Father thank You for sending You only begotten Son to earth to die on the cross for our sins. May we truly be aware of the great price that Your Son paid for our redemption. For He gave Himself for us, He took the punishment that we deserved. We thank You, in Jesus name, amen.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Psalm 34:1

"I will bless the Lord at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth."
Psalm 34:1

Bless the Lord when? - At all times
His praises are to be where? - In my mouth.
Praise Him when? - Continually......

Lord help us to bless you at all times, and may your praise be in our mouths and from our hearts and may we  praise You continually. We ask this in Jesus wonderful and matchless name.  Amen.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012


"The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise."                Psalm 51:17

God desires brokenness and contrition in our lives. Psalm 51 was written by David after his tragic sin of adultery and murder with Bathsheba and her husband Uriah. David is crying out to God in repentance and brokenness for his sin that he had committed, he asks the Lord to cleanse him and to create in him a clean heart and to renew his spirit. Then he confesses that it is not sacrifice and offerings that God desires from him (animal sacrifice), but a broken and a contrite heart.  

We also need to know that God is not desiring outward works to please him but an inward sensitivity and yielding to His Spirit. Where we are quick to recognize when we do not please Him, when we offend Him, when we do not walk in His commandments. Quick to recognize His leading, to obey Him. David was restored to a right relationship with his Lord because of his brokenness and contrition. So we also need to walk in the same sensitivity and contrition.

Father, I ask in the name of Jesus to create in me a clean heart and renew a right spirit within me daily. That You would make me sensitive to Your dealings with me. That I would recognize the leading of Your blessed Spirit and that I would walk in Your perfect plan and desire for my life everyday. I praise You and ask it all in Jesus name. Amen.