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TIRED

Life can be stressful. True rest is found in God.

Think About This

How does God give you rest?

Prayer

Dear Lord, I bring my burdens to You. My soul is weary and can’t go on. Only in You do I find rest. In Jesus name; Amen

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TRUTH TIME

Proverbs 12:19 “Truth lasts; lies are here today, gone tomorrow.”

Bible assures us that nothing remains hidden (Luke 8:17) so what is the point in lying? It’s simply postponing the inevitable and racking up trouble. Knowing this, you need to take a second look at what it is you put your trust in. The truth is a solid foundation; it lasts.

Think About This

Are you building on a lie? What’s your plan for it’s collapse?

Prayer

Dear Lord, please teach me to know and live the truth each day.

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STOP,LOOK AND LISTEN!

Zechariah 7:9-10 ““Well, the message hasn’t changed. GOD -of-the-Angel-Armies said then and says now: “‘Treat one another justly. Love your neighbors. Be compassionate with each other. Don’t take advantage of widows, orphans, visitors, and the poor. Don’t plot and scheme against one another—that’s evil.’”

We are really hard of hearing! God has to repeat Himself over and over and over and we still do the things He has asked us not to. We still balk at doing that which is right. Today’s passage is a clear and concise breakdown of what God expects from us in a social context.

Let’s look at our world today; although these words were written millennia ago, they are still very relevant to our lives. Those before did not listen and so the world has gotten worse. Are we listening? Have we thought of the consequences of our actions for future generations?

Jehovah-Elohim speaks; listen!

Think About This

Go through the list and assess yourself. If you haven’t been listening do so now.

Prayer

Dear Lord, I confess I have been hard of hearing and I haven’t wanted to try. I’m sorry. Please open the ears of my heart as you did for Samuel. And like Samuel, may I answer your call. In Jesus name I pray. Amen

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LOOK AGAIN!!!

Proverbs 16:25. “There’s a way that looks harmless enough; look again—it leads straight to hell.”

They used to say all roads lead to Rome (once upon a time they actually did) because Rome was the central focus of everything. The road to Heaven however is a little different. There is just one narrow path. The trouble, is there are so many paths that look like it; it’s easy to get lost.

I have no doubt that God will redeem whom He chooses to redeem (Romans 9:15)and so we might be surprised by some of the people we’ll meet in Heaven, but He has also made it clear how to get there (John 14:6).

So how can you tell you’re on the right path? Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved (Acts 16:31). “To all who received Him, to those who believed in His Name, He gave the right to become children of God” (John 1:12). You can receive eternal life as a FREE gift. “The gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 6:23). You can live a full and meaningful life right now. Jesus said: “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full” (John 10:10). You can spend eternity with Jesus in Heaven, for He promised: “And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you may also be where I am” (John 14:3).

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Think About This

Stop. Take a look around. Are you on the right path?

Prayer

Dear Lord, I choose You every time. I might get distracted on our walk, but I trust You to guide me back to the path home. In Jesus name I pray. Amen

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ANSWER ME!

John 16:24. ““This is what I want you to do: Ask the Father for whatever is in keeping with the things I’ve revealed to you. Ask in my name, according to my will, and he’ll most certainly give it to you. Your joy will be a river overflowing its banks!”

Whatever you want. Ask in my name according to my will. Those are the key phrases there. They go hand in hand; yet we often forget one. We love to ask for whatever we want; we rarely check to be sure it’s according to the will of Christ. So we cheat in exams and pray we’ll pass. We bribe people and pray they look the other way to our wrong. We take up with married people and pray they leave their families for us. We even pray asking that God destroy our enemies.

Why do we forget? Are we uncertain what it is Christ wants from us? (Micah 6:8) Do we not know what God’s will is? (Ephesians 1:9). If we’re not sure how can we know (Romans 2:18, 12:2, 2 Timothy 2:15) God doesn’t hide from us in any way.

James 4:3 says “When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures.”

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Think About This

Stop looking for the When of prayer answers and starting checking the why of your prayer requests

Prayer

Dear Lord, Please help me to align my will with Yours always. In Jesus name I pray. Amen

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WELCOME HOME

Luke 15:20. ““When he was still a long way off, his father saw him. His heart pounding, he ran out, embraced him, and kissed him.’”

When I was a child and had been naughty, I remember feelings of dread, a coldness and nausea coming over me whenever my parents next saw me. I knew I was going to be punished. I knew I deserved it. Some punishments were worse than others, but the punishment always fit the crime.

I can imagine the prodigal son felt pretty much the same way as he got closer to home. So it must have taken a while for him to recognize that the man running towards him had no switch; just love. Confusion must have set in; this was unprecedented! Even when his father embraced him the son stuttered out his apology; ” I don’t deserve to be called your son”. “Nonsense, nothing will ever change that!” Comes the genial reply.

That is the welcome awaiting our own homecoming. You haven’t quite lived up to expectations, you’ve realized that you need to be at home with the Father no matter the cost to you and so you set off for home. The Father sees us from afar and runs to us. God runs to us. We needn’t feel dread, shame, guilt and nausea; we just need to stand arms open and receive forgiveness, our Father’s love, mercy and grace. That is what homecoming is for; to make things right. (Luke 15: 7,10)

Think About This

Can you accept this wonderful gift for yourself?

Prayer

Wonderful, Merciful Father. Maker, Redeemer and Friend. You surrendered Your Son that Your children might come home to You. Awesome God instead of scourges You bear a warm embrace. Indeed there is no one else like you

Amen!

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ON THE ROAD

Romans 13:13. “We can’t afford to waste a minute, must not squander these precious daylight hours in frivolity and indulgence, in sleeping around and dissipation, in bickering and grabbing everything in sight.”

How does one walk with God? A lot the time we talk of the Christian journey as though we walk the road alone but God assures us He is always with us (Matthew 28:20). I guess first you’d need to be in agreement as to the destination, then the road to take (2 Corinthians 6:14-15).

The road we take determines our conduct; it like the way the Holman Christian Standard Bible puts it;

“Let us walk with decency, as in the daylight: not in carousing and drunkenness; not in sexual impurity and promiscuity; not in quarreling and jealousy.”

You could be on the right road, but totally miss your destination because you were distracted. Sharpen your focus and enjoy both the journey to and your arrival in Heaven

Think About This

Check your road conduct

Prayer

Dear Lord, Help me walk upright in Your sight, that I might walk with You along this road to Your home. In Jesus name I pray. Amen