Tag: Bible verse

devotion May 3, 2016

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I have asked things of you and you have refused me. You have ignored My requests. Your obedience to Me says that you trust Me and believe that I know what is best for you and that you are willing to honor your commitment to Me. But you honor Me only with your lips. When I have told you not to run in the street in front of a car, how can you expect to receive My protection when you do exactly what I have told you not to do? There are others who share in your disobedience, others who are in positions of authority. I have seen you look to them and continue in your sin, just because they do; but I am calling you to come out and be separate. As long as you refuse My voice, you will remain where you are. I have asked you to love Me with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength and with all your mind. Your obedience proves that and your obedience will save your life. My sheep hear My voice, they will not listen to the voice of a stranger.

1 John 2:3-4 This is how we are sure that we have come to know Him: by keeping His commands. The one who says, “I have come to know Him,” yet doesn’t keep His commands, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.

devotion April 29, 2016

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I desire your attention and your affection. I have watched you study diligently trying to find Me. I have counted your steps as you have gone from one thing to another seeking to experience My Presence. I have held you when you were too tired to receive another thing. I have seen you serve and subtly talk about the things you do. It isn’t because you are proud, it is because you seek approval. I know how you have used Me and service to Me to keep from feeling invaluable. O you are precious to Me! How I long for you to sit awhile and be My friend. To look at Me and believe what I’ve told you. It isn’t by works but by My grace. I long for you to value My friendship above all else, for you were created in Me, to do good works, which are already prepared for you. As you sit with Me, I will guide you into all truth. I am the way, the truth and the life. Come now, and know that I have extended you permission to rest, to be still and know Me. Learn from Me what I have for you to do.

Ephesians 2:8 For you are saved by faith, and this is not from yourselves; it is God’s gift–not from works, so that no one can boast. For we are His creation, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared ahead of time, so that we should walk in them.

devotion April 26,2016

I am releasing the Spirit of the Fear of the Lord over your life today.  I Am the Lord who made the heavens and earth and I alone am to be feared. As this understanding settles over your spirit, you will release the things your hands hold. As you regard My Presence, you will stop regarding man in whose nostrils is breath, for what account is he?  My kingdom is coming into your life, for I have seen your seeking and I have heard your desire to release the things of this world. You have shown Me your desire for the things of Me, as you have laid down your sins. I have seen your repentance. I have heard your cry of Abba. My heart is moved to nourish and sustain you. Taste and see that I am good.

2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slow concerning His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient with us, not wanting anyone to perish, but for all to come to repentance. 

1 Thessalonians 2:4,6 Since I have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, let me speak not as pleasing men but God, who tests my heart. May I not seek glory from men.

devotion April 19, 2016

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I am your Father who has given you gifts and a calling. I have a desire to see you walking in them.  It is My joy to bring you up into maturity. You are delightful to Me. Your spirit is strong and wise, but there are some places in your soul where you are still a child. These places were places taken early by sin and abuse, they have been locked away and unable to learn and grow. I have redeemed you, all of you. I have been bringing you through training and teaching your childish places to learn to behave. I am calling them up so that you can contain a fuller measure of My Spirit within you. Don’t despise My discipline, for I discipline the one I love, the one I delight in.~God

Hebrews 12:6 for the Lord disciplines the one He loves and punishes every son He receives.

Proverbs 13:18 Poverty and disgrace come to those who ignore discipline, but the one who accepts correction will be honored.

devotion April 12, 2016

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See to it that you are not taken captive by the deceitfulness of sin, which so easily entangles. There are things that attempt to lure you away from your devotion to Me. Things that are good for food and pleasing to your eyes, even things you do in service to Me. I don’t want you conformed to this world. I want your mind transformed and renewed so that you may know what My perfect will is. Ask of Me and I will give you eyes that see and ears that hear what My Spirit says. I want you to consider My Kingdom coming as more important. As you make this decision, this consideration, you are counting  or considering yourself dead to sin but alive to Me.

Luke 9:23 Then He said to them all, “If anyone wants to come with Me, he must deny himself, take up his cross daily, and follow Me.

Luke 9:24 For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his live because of Me will save it.

devotion April 11, 2016

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Remember to set you mind on things above and not on striving to make your way on Earth.  When you have done all you know to do, and stand at the end of yourself, then My hope will arise. Come quickly to this place for I wait eagerly for you to arrive.  I have plans for your life, that your mind is not able to understand. Your reasonings and your doubts hinder your progress. I am as a rocket-ship that will take you to the moon. I only need you to step inside and lean back.  Come child-like and believe, for all things are possible for those who believe.

Colossians 3:1-4 Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Set your mind on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory.

Mark 9:23 “If you can’?” said Jesus. “Everything is possible for one who believes.”

Luke 1:45 Blessed is she who have believed that the Lord would fulfill His promises to her.

devotion April 6, 2016

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I will bring sight to your blind eyes. I will enable you to see with My Spirit instead of your dying flesh. I am opening your understanding of My love for you and My love for those around you. You are dead to sin, but alive through Me to our Father. You have sought fulfillment and life, but I am calling you to recognize the futility of feeding your dead flesh and to believe in resurrection so that My kingdom comes through you. I ask that you surrender to Me your expectations and rely on My desires for you. I am cultivating in you the compassion that was in Me when I gave My life for others. I desire for you to give daily to others as well. As your mind aligns with My Spirit, this will become a joy for you. I ask for you to let go of your old life and its deceitful desires and to walk after Me. ~ Jesus

Matthew 16:24-26 Then Jesus told His disciples, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it. For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what shall a man give in return for his soul?”

1 John 3:16 This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down His life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters. 

Devotion April 1, 2016

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Faith is a force that compels and propels you forward. You know that nothing in all creation can separate you from My love and I want you to be secure in Me. I want you to hope in Me and believe the promises I’ve told you. But, it is as if you are standing on one end of a bridge, content not to cross over.  The bridge keeps you out of the water, but crossing over it brings you into a wide spacious land.  I have My Hand outstretched and I am asking you to come. I have more for you to receive and plans to give you a future and a hope. I am asking you to let go of your comforts, your crutches, and the things that bring you shame and to hold My Hand instead. I want you to believe even though you can’t see beyond your outstretched arms.

Joshua 1:9 Have I not commanded you? “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

Devotion March 31

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It is for freedom that I have set you free. I have called you to follow and see what I have planned for you. I have made promises to you, but you must walk forward and believe to receive. I told Abram to leave his father’s house and go to the promise. To leave the idol’s and to walk by faith. Leaving or letting go is a sign to Me that you believe what I have promised you.I told Abram to look up to the stars. Abram believed Me and it was credited to Him as righteousness.   As for you, you must look up as well, to what is above you. As long as you hold on to what your hand can hold or your eyes can see, you are not walking by faith.  I am your comfort and I am your strength. I am your satisfaction. I am calling you to set aside the things that hinder you and to run the race set before you. Run to the promises that I have made you.  Do you believe what I have told you, or do you trust in what you hold in your hand? I have asked you to walk by faith, not by sight. Love to Me is a sacrifice. ~God

Hebrew 12  Therefore, since we also have such a large cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us lay aside every weight and the sin that so easily ensnares us. Let us run with endurance the race that lies before us, keeping our eyes on Jesus, the source and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that lay before Him endured a cross and despised the shame and has sat down at the right hand of God’s throne.

 

 

 

devotion March 30, 2016

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I have come for you. I have seen you unable to walk forward, unable to let go of the many harmful things that you hold. I have watched you take My grace and instead of being empowered, you use it as a covering, a security blanket to conceal your sins. My grace is more than a covering. My grace is sufficient for you to overcome. I am holding out My hand for you to grasp. I am the way, the truth and the life. You must step out and away from the idols of your heart. They were not made to sustain you. In fact, they will destroy you. They are lofty things set up against the knowledge of Me.  I have come that you may have life abundantly. But I have asked that you choose life, and choose this day whom you will serve. It is your part to choose, to believe the truth, because I have allowed your free will. I stand at your door and knock.

John 14:6 I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.

John 8:32 and you shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.

Proverbs 28:13 He who conceals his sins does not prosper, but whoever confesses and renounces them finds mercy.

Prayer: Father God,  Please forgive me for agreeing with the Enemy that this _____________ is life and comfort to me. Forgive me for placing this LIE in the space you created to fill in me with Your Spirit. I loose this LIE from my soul in Jesus’ Name. I invite the angels of the Lord’s army, who are weapons of warfare, divinely powerful, to pull down these things that have set themselves up against the knowledge of God in my life.  I pray in the Name of Jesus.