Your Love Guard Me Through The Night….

TONIGHT I PRAY that you keep yourself open to the working of the Holy Spirit in your life.  Sometimes God will allow you to go through situations to draw out impurities in your character. Embrace what He’s doing so you can get to the next level in your spiritual journey. Sometimes when you are praying over and over and you don’t believe that your prayer has been answered, I pray that you just stop and be still.  Listen to the Holy Spirit within you.  Sometimes God removes a person in your life for your protection. Think about that before you go running after them. He gives us what we need so that we can grow into the men and women that He has planned for us to be.  I pray that you realize that His deepest desire for you is that you learn to depend on Him totally in every situation.  It is when you do that He will work with you and through you.  Use your freedom wisely, by relying on Him constantly.  In Jesus name I pray, Amen and Amen….  I love you all!!!  God bless you!!! http://dlvr.it/6gkTnm

Word of the Day…. August 20, 2014…


Be of Good Courage
The following night the Lord stood by him and said, “Be of good cheer, Paul; for as you have testified for Me in Jerusalem, so you must also bear witness at Rome.”
—Acts 23:11
Even the most committed believer has those times when fear and worry can kick in. Anxiety can overtake us. Maybe we are concerned about our future. Maybe we are discouraged or afraid. If that is the case, you might be surprised to know that even the great apostle Paul experienced emotions like this.
Paul had gone to Jerusalem, and the next thing he knew, he was locked up in a cold, damp, dark prison cell. All of this happened as a result of his bold proclamation of the gospel. Acts 23:11 tells us, “The following night the Lord stood by him and said, ‘Be of good cheer, Paul.’ “ 
That phrase be of good cheer could be better translated “be of good courage.” Whenever we read in Scripture that an angel of the Lord appeared and said, “Fear not,” it was usually because someone was afraid. So I conclude that when the Lord himself stood by Paul and said, “Be of good courage,” the apostle needed that special word of encouragement at that particular moment.
Sometimes it seems as though God is the only one standing by us. But if everyone else had forsaken Paul, Jesus was company enough. If all the others despised him, the smile of Jesus was approval enough. Though his circumstances were less than ideal, I am sure he knew it was better to be in that jail with the Lord than to be anywhere else without Him.
Jesus is there in your prison as well, whatever and wherever that prison may be. And He knows what you are going through. I like this devotional from Pastor Greg.  I hope you have a Simply Heavenly day!!!  God bless you!!!   http://dlvr.it/6gQ2J0

Word of the Day… August 19, 2014….

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Healthy Fear  

     The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; a good understanding have all those who do His commandments. His praise endures forever.  —Psalm 111:10 


We all know what it is like to be gripped by fear. We all know what the sensation is like to have a shiver run down our spines, our mouths go dry, and our hair stand on end.


Fear has a close buddy known as worry, and the two often work in tandem. We can get caught up playing the what-if game: What if this happens? What if that happens? In fact, modern medical research has proved that worry can actually break down our resistance to disease—and even shorten our lives. Charles Mayo, founder of the famed Mayo Clinic, said that while he never knew anyone who died of overwork, he knew many who died of worry.


Far too often we are afraid of the wrong things in life, but we aren’t afraid of the right things—or perhaps I should say the right One. We don’t fear God. Yet the Bible tells us the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.


But what does that mean? First, let me tell you what it doesn’t mean. To fear God doesn’t mean cowering in terror before Him. Rather, the fear of God has been properly defined as a wholesome dread of displeasing Him. So if I have sinned, it is not the fear of what God will do to me but the fear of what I have done to Him. That is what it is to fear the Lord.
The remarkable thing about fearing God is that when you fear Him, you fear nothing else. On the other hand, if you don’t fear God, then you fear everything else. Have a Simply Heavenly day!!!  God bless you!!! 

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Word of the Day… August 18, 2014….

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Sunday Listening,

 Part Two

by Charles R. Swindoll


The Lord Speaks to SamuelMeanwhile, the boy Samuel served the Lord by assisting Eli. Now in those days messages from the Lord were very rare, and visions were quite uncommon.One night Eli, who was almost blind by now, had gone to bed. The lamp of God had not yet gone out, and Samuel was sleeping in the Tabernacle* near the Ark of God. Suddenly the Lord called out, “Samuel!”“Yes?” Samuel replied. “What is it?” He got up and ran to Eli. “Here I am. Did you call me?”“I didn’t call you,” Eli replied. “Go back to bed.” So he did.Then the Lord called out again, “Samuel!”Again Samuel got up and went to Eli. “Here I am. Did you call me?”“I didn’t call you, my son,” Eli said. “Go back to bed.”Samuel did not yet know the Lord because he had never had a message from the Lord before. So the Lord called a third time, and once more Samuel got up and went to Eli. “Here I am. Did you call me?”Then Eli realized it was the Lord who was calling the boy. So he said to Samuel, “Go and lie down again, and if someone calls again, say, ‘Speak, Lord, your servant is listening.’ ” So Samuel went back to bed.And the Lord came and called as before, “Samuel! Samuel!”And Samuel replied, “Speak, your servant is listening.”  1 Samuel 3:1–10

We’ve been talking about the essential skill of listening, particularly as it relates to Sunday sermons. I asked you to come up with some ideas on what can be done by the listener (not the preacher) to keep the sermon interesting. Let’s consider together how we could improve our listening skills. I’m indebted to Haddon Robinson, a Ph.D. in the field of communication, for these four “don’ts” that are worth remembering.
Don’t assume the subject is dull. When the topic is announced, avoid the habit of thinking, I’ve heard that before or This doesn’t apply to me. Good listeners believe they can learn something from everyone. Any message will have a fresh insight or a helpful illustration. A keen ear will listen for such.


Don’t criticize before hearing out the speaker. All speakers have faults. If you focus on them, you will miss some profitable points being made. Those who listen well refuse to waste valuable time concentrating on the negatives. They also refuse to jump to conclusions until the entire talk is complete.


Don’t let your prejudices close your mind. Some subjects are charged with intense emotions. Effective listeners keep an open mind, restraining the tendency to argue or agree until they fully understand the speaker’s position in light of what the Scriptures teach.
Don’t waste the advantage which thought has over speech. Remember what we learned yesterday about the gap between speech-speed and thought-speed? Diligent listeners practice four skills as they mentally occupy themselves:


First, they try to guess the next point.Second, they challenge supporting evidence.Third, they mentally summarize what they have heard.Fourth, they apply the Scripture at each point.Writing down the outline and a few thoughts during the sermon also keeps the mind from drifting off course.


Young Samuel took the advice of Eli the priest, and as a result, he heard what God wanted him to learn. The message was riveted into Samuel’s head so permanently, he never forgot it. And it all started with:
“Speak, LORD, for Your servant is listening” (1 Samuel 3:9).Try that next Sunday. A few seconds before the sermon begins, pray that prayer. You will be amazed how much more you hear when you work hard to listen well.


 Good listeners believe they can learn something from everyone.  I hope that you have a Simply Heavenly day!!!  God bless you!!!

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Word of the Day… August 17, 2014….

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Sunday Listening,

 Part One

by Charles R. Swindoll

The Lord said to me, ‘They have spoken well.  I will raise up a prophet from among their countrymen like you, and I will put My words in his mouth, and he shall speak to them all that I command him. It shall come about that whoever will not listen to My words which he shall speak in My name, I Myself will require it of him.  Deuteronomy 18:17-19


Most of us were born hearing well, but all of us must learn to listen well. Listening is a skill, an art that is in need of being cultivated.
Dr. Ralph Nichols, considered by many to be an authority on the subject, believes that we think four, perhaps five, times faster than we talk. This means that if a speaker utters one hundred twenty words a minute, the audience thinks at about five hundred words a minute. That difference offers a strong temptation to listeners to take mental excursions … to think about last night’s bridge game or tomorrow’s sales report or the need to get that engine tune-up before next weekend’s trip to the mountains … then phase back into the speaker’s talk.


Research at the University of Minnesota reveals that in listening to a ten-minute talk, hearers operate at only a twenty-eight percent efficiency. And the longer the talk, the less we understand, the less we track with our ears what somebody’s mouth is saying. That could be downright frightening to guys like me who preach from forty to fifty minutes a crack! That also explains why some wag has described preaching as “the fine art of talking in someone else’s sleep.”


Good communication is tricky business. We are all busy people with heavy mental anchors dragging across our brains at every waking moment. It’s hard work for any preacher to seize our attention, then hold it for an extended period of time—-especially since we can think so much faster than he can talk.


Which brings up the seldom-mentioned secret of a good sermon. Aside from God’s vital part in the whole thing, there are two crucial ingredients that make it happen. First, the one who speaks must speak well.

Second, the one who listens must listen well. Neither is automatic. Both are hard work. I should also add that just because a Bible is open and religious words are being tossed around, there is no magical spell of sustained interest guaranteed. And difficult as it may be for us preachers to accept this, sincerity in the heart is no excuse for being dry, dull, and boring in the pulpit.


But let’s think about the pew for a change. What can be done by the listener to keep the sermon interesting? Instead of thinking about how the preacher could improve, let’s turn to the flip side and consider how we could improve our listening skills. I hope you have a Simply Heavenly day.  God bless you!!! 

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Word of the Day… August 16, 2014…..

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Reflections on a Rainbow


By Alistair Begg


The bow is seen in the clouds.   Genesis 9:14


The rainbow, the symbol of the covenant with Noah, foreshadows our Lord Jesus, who is the Lord’s witness to the people. When may we expect to see the token of the covenant? The rainbow is only to be seen painted upon a cloud. When the sinner’s conscience is dark with clouds, when he remembers his past sin and mourns and laments before God, Jesus Christ is revealed to him as the covenant Rainbow, displaying all the glorious hues of the divine character and declaring peace. To the believer, when his trials and temptations surround him, it is sweet to behold the person of our Lord Jesus Christ—to see Him bleeding, living, rising, and pleading for us. God’s rainbow is hung over the cloud of our sins, our sorrows, and our woes, to prophesy deliverance. By itself a cloud does not give a rainbow; there must be the crystal drops to reflect the light of the sun.

So, our sorrows must not only threaten, but they must really fall upon us. There would have been no Christ for us if the vengeance of God had been merely a threatening cloud: Punishment must fall in terrible drops upon Him. Until there is a real anguish in the sinner’s conscience, there is no Christ for him; until the chastisement that he feels becomes grievous, he cannot see Jesus. But there must also be a sun; for clouds and drops of rain do not make rainbows unless the sun shines. Beloved, our God, who is as the sun to us, always shines, but we do not always see Him—clouds hide His face; but no matter what drops may be falling or what clouds may be threatening, if He shines there will be a rainbow at once.

It is said that when we see the rainbow, the shower is over. It is certain that when Christ comes, our troubles withdraw; when we look on Jesus, our sins vanish, and our doubts and fears subside. When Jesus walks upon the waters of the sea, how profound the calm!  Have a Simply Heavenly Day!!!  God bless you!!!

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Word Of The Day… August 15, 2014…

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Sunday Listening,

Part Two

by Charles R. Swindoll

The Lord Speaks to SamuelMeanwhile, the boy Samuel served the Lord by assisting Eli. Now in those days messages from the Lord were very rare, and visions were quite uncommon.One night Eli, who was almost blind by now, had gone to bed. The lamp of God had not yet gone out, and Samuel was sleeping in the Tabernacle* near the Ark of God. Suddenly the Lord called out, “Samuel!”“Yes?” Samuel replied. “What is it?” He got up and ran to Eli. “Here I am. Did you call me?”“I didn’t call you,” Eli replied. “Go back to bed.” So he did.Then the Lord called out again, “Samuel!”Again Samuel got up and went to Eli. “Here I am. Did you call me?”“I didn’t call you, my son,” Eli said. “Go back to bed.”Samuel did not yet know the Lord because he had never had a message from the Lord before. So the Lord called a third time, and once more Samuel got up and went to Eli. “Here I am. Did you call me?”Then Eli realized it was the Lord who was calling the boy. So he said to Samuel, “Go and lie down again, and if someone calls again, say, ‘Speak, Lord, your servant is listening.’ ” So Samuel went back to bed.And the Lord came and called as before, “Samuel! Samuel!”And Samuel replied, “Speak, your servant is listening.”  1 Samuel 3:1–10

We’ve been talking about the essential skill of listening, particularly as it relates to Sunday sermons. I asked you to come up with some ideas on what can be done by the listener (not the preacher) to keep the sermon interesting. Let’s consider together how we could improve our listening skills. I’m indebted to Haddon Robinson, a Ph.D. in the field of communication, for these four “don’ts” that are worth remembering.

Don’t assume the subject is dull. When the topic is announced, avoid the habit of thinking, I’ve heard that before or This doesn’t apply to me. Good listeners believe they can learn something from everyone. Any message will have a fresh insight or a helpful illustration. A keen ear will listen for such.


Don’t criticize before hearing out the speaker. All speakers have faults. If you focus on them, you will miss some profitable points being made. Those who listen well refuse to waste valuable time concentrating on the negatives. They also refuse to jump to conclusions until the entire talk is complete.


Don’t let your prejudices close your mind. Some subjects are charged with intense emotions. Effective listeners keep an open mind, restraining the tendency to argue or agree until they fully understand the speaker’s position in light of what the Scriptures teach.


Don’t waste the advantage which thought has over speech. Remember what we learned yesterday about the gap between speech-speed and thought-speed? Diligent listeners practice four skills as they mentally occupy themselves:


First, they try to guess the next point.Second, they challenge supporting evidence.Third, they mentally summarize what they have heard.Fourth, they apply the Scripture at each point.Writing down the outline and a few thoughts during the sermon also keeps the mind from drifting off course.


Young Samuel took the advice of Eli the priest, and as a result, he heard what God wanted him to learn. The message was riveted into Samuel’s head so permanently, he never forgot it. And it all started with:
“Speak, LORD, for Your servant is listening” (1 Samuel 3:9).Try that next Sunday. A few seconds before the sermon begins, pray that prayer. You will be amazed how much more you hear when you work hard to listen well.


 Good listeners believe they can learn something from everyone. —Chuck Swindoll

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Your Love Guard Me through The Night….


I Pray TONIGHT for an increase in revelation knowledge, wisdom and understanding. You will walk in supernatural favor and be anointed by the Most High God! I bind every spirit of rejection, failure and defeat over your life, your family, your finances and your calling! You will be blessed in everything the Lord has assigned you to do! I break any fear, intimidation and anxiety that holds you back from fulfilling your dream and destiny in the name of Jesus! BE BLESSED! Amen and Amen….  I Love you all… God bless you!!!♥♥♥  http://dlvr.it/6ckNw7

Word Of The Day… August 14, 2014….

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Sunday Listening,

Part One

by Charles R. Swindoll

The Lord said to me, ‘They have spoken well.  I will raise up a prophet from among their countrymen like you, and I will put My words in his mouth, and he shall speak to them all that I command him.  It shall come about that whoever will not listen to My words which he shall speak in My name, I Myself will require it of him.  Deuteronomy 18:17-19

Most of us were born hearing well, but all of us must learn to listen well. Listening is a skill, an art that is in need of being cultivated.
Dr. Ralph Nichols, considered by many to be an authority on the subject, believes that we think four, perhaps five, times faster than we talk. This means that if a speaker utters one hundred twenty words a minute, the audience thinks at about five hundred words a minute. That difference offers a strong temptation to listeners to take mental excursions … to think about last night’s bridge game or tomorrow’s sales report or the need to get that engine tune-up before next weekend’s trip to the mountains … then phase back into the speaker’s talk.


Research at the University of Minnesota reveals that in listening to a ten-minute talk, hearers operate at only a twenty-eight percent efficiency. And the longer the talk, the less we understand, the less we track with our ears what somebody’s mouth is saying. That could be downright frightening to guys like me who preach from forty to fifty minutes a crack! That also explains why some wag has described preaching as “the fine art of talking in someone else’s sleep.”


Good communication is tricky business. We are all busy people with heavy mental anchors dragging across our brains at every waking moment. It’s hard work for any preacher to seize our attention, then hold it for an extended period of time—-especially since we can think so much faster than he can talk.


Which brings up the seldom-mentioned secret of a good sermon. Aside from God’s vital part in the whole thing, there are two crucial ingredients that make it happen. First, the one who speaks must speak well.

Second, the one who listens must listen well. Neither is automatic. Both are hard work. I should also add that just because a Bible is open and religious words are being tossed around, there is no magical spell of sustained interest guaranteed. And difficult as it may be for us preachers to accept this, sincerity in the heart is no excuse for being dry, dull, and boring in the pulpit.

But let’s think about the pew for a change. What can be done by the listener to keep the sermon interesting? Instead of thinking about how the preacher could improve, let’s turn to the flip side and consider how we could improve our listening skills.


Any ideas? We’ll talk about a few tomorrow.  I hope that you enjoy this!  have a Simply Heavenly day!!!  God bless you!!

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Your Love Guard me Through The Night…..


Tonight I Pray that each of us make Jesus the focal point in our lives for security, our hearts and our minds so that we can stay close to the Lord in these last days when there is so much in the world to infect us. I Pray that as we trust the Lord in this, He will bring us to the place in our lives where we can have a conscious dependence on Him for every part of our lives. So that we can live IN Him!   I pray that we truly realize just who our Lord is The Prince of Peace and no matter what this world throws out on us we can still rest in the Peace of our Lord!!!  I pray His blessings over each one of you as you rest in the light of His love and grow strong in His Presence knowing nothing can happen to us that He doesn’t allow.  I pray that as you read His Word that you grow strong in faith and stand on the Supernatural Promises that He gives us in His Word.  In Jesus name I pray, Amen and Amen…  I Love You All!!!  God bless you!!!! http://dlvr.it/6cGdhR

Word Of The Day… August 13, 2014….


Characterized by JoyThe kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. —Romans 14:17
Today if you were to sum up your life, what truths would you want to emphasize to your family and friends? What regrets would you have?
In Acts 20, we find the final words of Paul to the elders of the church he had started in Ephesus. Here in this chapter, he was delivering his final charge to them. As he looked back on his life, he said, “But none of these things move me; nor do I count my life dear to myself, so that I may finish my race with joy, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God” (verse 24).
There is one word from this verse I want to bring to your attention: joy. Paul was saying, “I am looking back on my life and on what I have done here. One word seems to sum it up well: joy” This word could be translated to say “exceedingly happy.” This was a man who had a firsthand experience of suffering, hardship, and adversity. But in the midst of it all, he also experienced the joy of Christ bubbling up within him like an artesian well.
The fact of the matter is that the happy life is the holy life—the life that is lived for God. Joy is an operative word in the life of the Christian. Jesus said, “I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly” (John 10:10). And Jesus not only promises us life beyond the grave, but a dimension of life on this earth that is worth living.  I hope you enjoy this devotional from Pastor Greg as much as I did.  Have a Simply Heavenly day!!!  God bless you!!! http://dlvr.it/6c5bxf

Your Love Guard me Through The Night…..


I Pray TONIGHT you experience the love and Presence of God in an unprecedented way! That you will KNOW HIM - personally and intimately! Let the love of God crush every seed of rejection, anger, bitterness, and resentment in the name of Jesus! I pray that All blockage to your spiritual, emotional and physical release is being broken right now! I pray the Wind of God blow away all debris that causes clutter in your spirit and soul!  I pray that He give you a real insatiable hunger for His Word so that you can grow as a mighty man or woman of God!!!  I pray that you be RENEWED RIGHT NOW THOUGH HIS HOLY SPIRIT!! In JESUS name I Pray, Amen and Amen…  I Love you all!!!!  God bless you!!! ♥♥♥ http://dlvr.it/6bhgJ4




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