Monday, December 01st, 2014 | Author:

 

 

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Happy Advent !!!!!!!

Thank you for your interest in my website I’m sorry to say there will be no new devotions this year but feel free to reuse some of the ones from past years. You will find them on the right hand side of the site.All the other information you love on the site is there ready for you to use as well. Please Check back next year for new devotions.

May God Bless you this Advent Season and through out the New Year.
MERRY CHRISTMAS

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Saturday, December 28th, 2013 | Author:

Book

 

There may be times in the coming year when things get hard and you may think that God isn’t there, or you may even forget the things He has done for you in the past, but don’t.

I suggest you start a prayer journal. This will allow you to look back and remember what He has done in the past and help to boost your faith in the hard times because you see how God has always got you through in the past and you know He will do it again now (Romans 1:17). So just hold on to God and His promises; remember His timing is perfect even when it
doesn’t feel perfect (Jeremiah 17:5-8).

May God Bless You In The Coming Year As You Seek To Know Him Better

Always Remember Jesus Is Your Cornerstone.

Friday, December 27th, 2013 | Author:

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When you have a relationship with someone you spend time with them talking to them and listening to what they have to say. You can’t wait to tell them everything – good news, bad news, even the boring stuff – because you just want to be with them getting their advice. comfort, opinion, or their good news and bad, even their boring stuff. You want it all.

That is want God wants from you. He wants to talk to you about everything and He wants to hear everything about you. If you want a great relationship with God talk to Him all day long about everything, and listen to what He has to say in return. Take His advice it’s always good.

Ephesians 6:18

Thursday, December 26th, 2013 | Author:

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Are you struggling with something? Your marriage, your children ,your job, or lack of job, loneliness, money, health?

Did you know that God has answers for all these things and many more in His word?

When we are going through difficult times it is good to hear what God has to say about it and how He promises to help us through them. A GREAT way to do this I find is to Google “ Bible verses on healing” or whatever the topic and see what comes up. Then pray and ask God to show you which verses He wants you to concentrate on – there should be at least 3 verses on each topic you are dealing with – and copy them out.

Put the full list in your Bible or find them in your Bible and put post it notes on the page so you can find them easily and go over them at least twice a day. If the topic is ok for your family to see then stick them up all over your home so you see them often.

Keeping God’s promises in front of you helps you to focus on Him instead of the problem and you can relax in His love and His promise to never break a promise (Romans 4:20-21). This will fill you with His peace over the situation. You will be focused on the Rock and not on the storm.

Wednesday, December 25th, 2013 | Author:

Bible

 

Reading through the Bible is a great way to get an overview of what God wants you to know. However, to really get to know God you need to study it. It is by study that we gain wisdom and true knowledge of who God is, His love for us, what He wants us to know, and how He wants us to act. Don’t worry if you don’t know how, pray about it and ask God to show you recourses that will help you, or study groups to join. There are studies on almost every topic available at Christian supply stores and online. One I have just started using is “Rick Warren’s Bible Study Methods” I like it because it teaches me methods to study God’s word myself. I can choose the topic and the study method I want to do. But He also has a suggested list that teaches the methods in an order that is logical and progressive. I found it on Amazon’s website but you can probably get it lots of places.

Maybe this Season is a good time to study Christmas topics such as the Christmas star – why did only the wise men see it? Or where are the Wiseman from? Or The Prophesies regarding the birth of Christ. The list goes on. Google is also a great resource for finding out more information.

If God’s word is precious to you show it by getting in and studying it. Search for God’s wisdom.

Joshua 1:8

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013 | Author:

Praise

 

This season you may start to feel depressed about something that happened or didn’t happen. Instead of sitting there in the dumps I suggest you start to sing. I find that if I force myself to sing Praise and Worship songs when I am feeling down, the pain soon disappears and the wonder of God, His power and Majesty is soon all that remains.

It’s sometimes hard to get started but it’s worth it. You can sing songs that you know, or songs you create as you go, or some combination of the two. You can even sing the Psalms! After all they were written as songs. You can also just read Psalms or tell God how much you love Him and why. Uou don’t have to sing.

When I do this, things are put into perspective and I am filled with joy and a sense of freedom that I didn’t have before. You start to get your eyes off your problems and onto Jesus your Rock, your strength, your provider; and everything else seems small in comparison.

Please do not get me wrong Praise and Worship are also great when you are happy or in any other mood you come up with. It is always a GREAT time to praise God.

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Monday, December 23rd, 2013 | Author:

Foundation

 

The Bible says to build our house on a rock so that it has a strong foundation Matthew 7:24-27 . Jesus is to be our foundation, our rock and the house is our life, so how do we build our life on Jesus? We do it by knowing Gods word and living the way it tells us to. If we say that we love God and what to serve Him then our greatest possession will be our Bible and the most important time of the day for us is the time we set aside to spend with God. This time is what we should be building our schedules around.

First we determine how much time we want to spent with God and when that will be then the rest of the schedule revolves round that. I like to give God the first part of my day – the first fruits as the Bible says – so I start my day focused on God. I get up a 4:00 am so that I have time to do so before work. That means sacrifice. That means I am in bed no later than 9:00 so I can be awake and ready when the alarm goes off.

You have to decide for yourself when you spend time with Him. Maybe you give up spending time with your coworkers at lunch and spend your break with God instead. It’s up to you. There are no written rules as to when you spend time with God only that you need to do it daily.

What you do during that time is also between you and God. I like to read the Bible through every year it gives me a good overview of what God says. Other people follow different plans. Pray about it and see what God is leading you to do. The most important thing is that you spend time with Him every day building your life on the foundation of Jesus’ word.

This season give God the gift of your time. Show Him He is important to you by you wanting to spend quality time with Him

Psalm 1:1-3

Sunday, December 22nd, 2013 | Author:

Candle

Today is the Fourth Sunday of Advent and as we light the Fourth Candle we will discover Jesus is the Cornerstone of Our Lives.

Last week we looked at Salvation. I’m thinking that if you are still with me you have accepted God’s gift and you are a member of God’s family. YIPPPY!!!!!!!. This week we will look at some of the benefits of being a child of God and how to make that relationship stronger.

Relationships are work. If you want a good relationship with someone you need to spend time with them, getting to know them, how they think, what they like and dislike. You also have to just hang out with them and talk to them. As you do the relationship grows stronger. If you don’t, the relationship dries up and although you know they are there, there is nothing really between you. This can also happen with your relationship with God. I am not saying that you will lose your salvation; that isn’t going to happen, but you will lose some of the other benefits of being a child of the King.

The more time you spend with Him, studying His word and talking to Him, and listening to what He has to say, and learning to obey Him, the stronger the relationship with Him will be, and the more you will receive from it. I’m not talking about stuff and miracles although those will come too; I am talking about a great relationship with a great God; a friendship that will surpass all your expectations of what a relationship can be so that the stuff and miracles become less important than just being with God.

Jesus can be the Cornerstone of your life if you chose to follow Him. This Season let’s take time to be with Jesus.

This is the Fourth Sunday of Advent and today we light the Fourth Candle to celebrate that Jesus is the Cornerstone of Our Lives.

Saturday, December 21st, 2013 | Author:

Alone

Are you lonely today, do you see the hustle and bustle of Christmas and feel left out? Well the craziness of Christmas is not really Christmas. Christmas is Christ and He will never leave you. You will never be alone just reach out to Him and talk to Him about how you are feeling. Let Him show you that you have never been less alone then you are with Him (Deuteronomy 31:6). He knows everything about you and still loves you unconditionally.

Cling to Jesus the rock this Christmas and discover what real friendship and love is (Psalm 9:10)

Friday, December 20th, 2013 | Author:

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Have you ever screwed up big and because of it lost a friend or spouse? The relationship just didn’t survive what happened. Most of us can say yes to this happening at least once; either we screwed up or they did but the result was the same: the end of a great relationship.

Have you screwed up with God? Done something really bad that you are sure He could never forgive and you don’t have the courage to come to Him and even ask if He will forgive you because you are sure there is no way He can?

Well I am here to tell you He already did. Whatever you did, the price for it has already been paid by Jesus’ death (Titus 3:5, 1 John 1:9). There is nothing you can do that will make God mad enough to take away His gift of salvation it is yours forever once you have received it.

This Christmas you will be surrounded by family and friends, and some of them will screw up and hurt you. When they do remember that God gave you the gift of forgiveness. Maybe you can show them His love for them by forgiving your loved one as God forgave you. Give them another chance and another and another and another… (Matthew 18:21-22) Just like God gives us.