Tag: Jesus

devotion Sept 22, 2016

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I see you seeking out others thinking they will be a strength to you. You begin to idolize them and follow hard after them in a way that you should only follow Me. When I allow you to see their weaknesses and faults you are broken and hurt. You come up fighting and judging with blame and accusations. Anytime you lay on a foundation of sand it will be washed out from under you. I am your foundation. I am a Rock that withstands the storms. After you confess your idolatry and after the pain of your disappointment recedes, after the death of a thing, new life emerges. I will enable you to love what IS not what you thought should be. And through this Christ-Like love a transformation occurs because LOVE never fails. Don’t give up when all feels lost because in this place of winter, this place of disappointment, at the end of your hopes is where I do My greatest works! And you will reap a harvest if you do not give up! ~ God

John 11:25 Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection and the life: he that believeth in Me, though he were dead, yet shall live.

Psalm 55:22 Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee: He shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.

Hebrews 10:23 Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for He who promised is faithful.

John 12:24 Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds.

1 Samuel 2:2 There is no one holy like the Lord; there is no one besides you; there is no ROCK like our God.

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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 Feb 15, 2016

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A religious spirit will tell you that you don’t need Me. It will tell you to try harder and be better. This is the very spirit that killed My Son. The Anti Christ.  This spirit attempts to hide from you the all sufficiency of the Blood of Jesus. It works through your unbelief and impatience to have something you can hold in your hand. It makes you want to add and count the number of reasons why I should accept you. It likes effort and numbers. It causes false love, false compassion and pretension, even false humility.  I have called you away from your pride to bow before Me in all that you are and receive from Me the grace that you need. And to believe that it is sufficient. I have reconciled you to Me, through the death of My Son, to present you holy and blameless before Me.~ God

Prayer: Father God, I repent of serving the spirit of religion. I come in the Name of Jesus and cast out the spirit of religion. I refuse to allow it to project thoughts of having to earn what You have freely given Me. I ask You to open and strengthen the gates of faith in You and to close them to trusting in anything else.  I receive the blood of Jesus as my sufficient grace and covering. I believe that because the blood of Jesus was shed for me, that I have been reconciled to You.  I thank You, Jesus, for you awesome love for me. Thank You for disarming the rulers and authorities and for making a public example of them, triumphing over them in it!  I pray in the Name of Jesus, Amen.

devotion Feb 12 2016

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Watch if you become weary, that you don’t isolate yourself from My Body. I’ve created you to belong and you are a necessary part of My church.  I know that you have felt rejected and  like you are not needed. But I have placed you and I have purpose for you. My purpose may not be understood or confirmed by others. But you are My Beloved and are of those who walk by faith and not by sight. You have been brought into My Family for My purposes to be accomplished through you. The weaknesses of others will strengthen your weaknesses. Lean into Me and not on your own understanding and trust that I am directing your path. I will continue the good work I have begun in you, until its completion. ~God

Ephesians 4:15-16 But speaking the truth in love, let us grow in every way into Him who is the head-Christ. From Him the whole body, fitted and knit together by every supporting ligament, promotes the growth of the body for building up itself in love by the proper working of each individual part.

 

Devotion Jan 23, 2016

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I’ve felt your fear and looked for you, but you withdrew. You can’t see beyond what you must face because your fears are bigger than your faith. You only remember how much it hurt. You made vows. Never again. You built walls. Never again. You trust no one except yourself. Your life is an effort to protect yourself. You feel you must remain in control at all times. Those who disagree with you and make you feel out of control, you turn away from.  In this place, you won’t consider trusting Me. But you have asked to go deeper and I plan to honor your request. I am coming to bring you out of your fortress. Perfect love casts out fear. The things you have built won’t sustain you. Because I made you to need Me and to need others. As these things fall around you, you will feel your fears. But in facing them, order will arise out of the chaos. I will rebuild your walls and you will stand as I intended for you to stand… Leaning on your Beloved.

Song of Solomon 8:5b “Who is this coming up from the wilderness Leaning of her Beloved?”

Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding; think about Him in all your ways, and He will guide you on the right paths.

 

devotion Jan 12

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Be mindful each day to surrender your body and mind to Me. The spirit of pride seeks to jump on your back. He will ride along holding to a stiff neck,  soothing you. He whispers: ‘you can do this‘ ‘you are strong‘ ‘you will show them‘.  He will tell you to hide and pretend, because you don’t want anyone to see your weaknesses.  He will assure you that I am of no use to you, that you must help yourself. When you succeed, pride is right there patting your back with approval. If you submit to him, he will cover your eyes from seeing Me.  The spirit of Pride, keeps your eyes looking into yourself. You will begin to resemble a question mark as your head bows into yourself. You will seek approval from others, and have to be the center of attention, for you have no room for anyone else. You will have to remain in control because you feel that you are the one who causes success and you think no one else operates has efficiently as you. I am calling you to recognize that you are unable.  You are sons of God through faith in Me. You are sons of pride as you work to achieve. Each breath you take is a gift from Me. Surrender your works and reach out to receive My life and love. ~ Jesus

Galatians 2:19-20 I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I love by faith in the Son of God.

Galatians 3:11 The righteous will live by faith.

Galatians 5:16 I say then, walk by the Spirit and you will not carry out the desires of the flesh.

Proverbs 16:2 All a man’s ways seem right to him, but the Lord evaluates the motives.

 

devotion Jan 8, 2016

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Where your treasure is, there your heart will be.  You will love what you consider to be your source of life. You will be devoted to that source. Whatever you believe can satisfy you, will receive your affection.  I have delivered you many times over from placing your affections on the things of earth, because these things are temporary and precarious. But I am constant. I am the true source of life and forgiveness. I have loved you with an everlasting love, and I am drawing you with chords of kindness.  I have given you the choice of loving Me. I will not force you. ~God

Prayer: Father God, I have tried the ways of the world and all have left me empty. I confess this and ask your forgiveness for rejecting You and choosing to dull my senses with things of the world. I confess even hoping in things and people that I imagine could bring life, and thinking, like Adam and Eve, that You were holding out on Me. I choose this day to set my mind on You, the Author and Perfector of my faith. I ask You to cause me to know that You are my satisfaction, to help me with my unbelief, because I do believe.  You are the One my heart loves.

Ephesians 3:18 I pray that you may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the length and width, height and depth of God’s love and to know the Messiah’s love that surpasses knowledge, so you may be filled with all the fullness of God.

Amos 5-14 Seek good, and not evil, that you may live: and so the Lord, the God of hosts, shall be with you.

Colossians 3:2 Set your minds on what is above, not on what is on the earth.

2 Corinthians 5:14-15 For the love of Christ controls us, having concluded this, that one died for all, therefore all died; and He died for all, so that they who live might no longer live for themselves, but for Him who died and rose again on their behalf.