TONIGHT I Pray that the spirit of favor be opened on you everywhere you go in Jesus’ name! I declare “right now” to be a beginning of great things in your life! Whatever your situation- the Lord will uphold and raise you! Jesus is a Restorer…Nothing is impossible for God. He can even use your enemies to promote you. He is above all things. He is above your problems, your pain and all of the swirling events in this ever changing world. I pray that as you look to Jesus you will rise above your circumstances and rest in Him. I pray that through His light and its warmth you find His peace that passes all understanding. I pray that you realize that you can have as much of His peace as you desire. You only need to call His name. Just say Jesus help me and He will. He is the life line that pulls us ever closer to Him if we allow Him. I pray that all of you stay open to HIS love and peace. In Jesus name I pray, Amen and Amen… I Love you all … God bless you!!!! ♥♥♥ http://dlvr.it/5TSNC0
The Reality of Heaven
by Charles R. Swindoll
The same Bible that develops the subject of hell also reveals the truth about heaven. What is heaven like? Playing harps all day? Lounging around on Cloud Nine? Living in enormous mansions along solid gold streets? Does it mean we’ll all have long white robes with matching sandals, glowing halos, and big flapping wings? Hardly!
Heaven is an actual place. A prepared place, designed for God’s redeemed people, those who have accepted God’s free gift of His Son.
“Do not let your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you. If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also.” (John 14:1-3)
According to this and other New Testament verses, heaven will be a place of beauty, peace, constant health, and happiness, filled with people from all the earthly ages who have one thing in common: faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God, who took away the sin of the world.
In heaven we’ll have a face-to-face, exclusive relationship with our Savior, gloriously enjoyed without interruption or heartache or grief or sin or the threat of death. God promised that He would make all things new in heaven.
And I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth passed away, and there is no longer any sea. And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, made ready as a bride adorned for her husband …Then He said to me, “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give to the one who thirsts from the spring of the water of life without cost. (Revelation 21:1-2, 6)
Heaven will be the destiny of those who take God at His Word, believing in His Son, Jesus Christ, and coming, by faith, to salvation … without cost.
Can something this good really be free? Even free of works? You decide after reading these Scripture verses.
For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, that no one may boast. (Ephesians 2:8-9)
Being justified as a gift by His grace through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus. (Romans 3:24)
Yes, salvation comes to us “free and clear” of any hidden charges or religious deeds or human effort. We come to God through Christ … lost, sinful, without hope, and deserving of hell. In grace, He sees us in Christ and in grace loves us, forgives us, accepts us into His family, and promises us an eternal home with Him in heaven, the ultimate destination of all His people.
Salvation is the single most important issue in all of life. Yet, if we are not careful, we’ll put it off until later; we’ll even put it completely out of our minds. Salvation is an urgent matter and is yours for the taking.
I ask you, will you do so today?
TONIGHT I Pray that the Lord to help you to put off anger, loss of temper and bitterness and put on being tenderhearted and sensitive! You may have some obstacles in your path, but the good news is, the Power that is for you is greater than any power that is against you. I declare power to violently resist the enemy! The Holy Spirit can conquer all of the storms in your life!!! Take His hand and as you walk with Him be as the birds that fly into the WIND as it pushes against them, it moves them higher into the heavens. That even in the worst storms the Lord will hold you in His arms and allow you to rest in Him. In Jesus name I pray, Amen and Amen… I Love You All!!! God bless you!!! http://dlvr.it/5SynH4
Although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened.—Romans 1:21
A man who was nailing down a loose shingle on a roof lost his footing and began to slip. Working three stories above ground, he was terrified at the thought of falling to his death. He started shouting, “God, help me! I’m falling! Do something!” Just as he came to the edge of the roof, his belt loop caught on a nail and stopped him long enough to grab hold again.He shouted, “It’s okay, God! I got caught on a nail.”
That is how we can be. We cry out to God. He answers our prayers. Then we say, “It’s okay, God! Everything seemed to work out.”
But do we ever stop and think that God might have worked through certain circumstances to come to our rescue? My point is, we need to put as much zeal in thanking God for what He has done as we put into pleading with God when we are in need.
I heard about a hospital chaplain who kept a record of some two thousand patients whom he had visited, all who seemed to be in a dying condition and showed signs of repentance. Among those restored to health, he felt that only two showed a marked change in their spiritual lives after their recovery. In other words, when these people thought they would die, they repented. But when they recovered, they forgot about God.
What would you think of a person who always wanted things from you but never offered a word of thanks in return? We can be that way with God, can’t we? Let’s remember to thank Him.When I read this I couldn’t help but think that I never want to be ungrateful for all that the Lord has done for me. I want to come to Him daily with a thankful heart. I will never forget the day that the Lord helped me through lung cancer and I want that feeling to stay fresh inside my heart and soul forever!!!
I will never forget that day when I came home from the hospital and opened my Bible and read those words that He gave me that afternoon:When Jesus heard that, He said, “This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God may be glorified through it.” John 11:4
It was in that minute that I knew that the cancer would never return and that the Lord had spared my life!!! I can remember crying out to Him and thanking Him over and over. God is good all the time is not just a cliché it is the truth that we can stand on. I believe that God answers every single one of our prayers and thankfully He doesn’t give us what we want all the time. He gives us what we need. What is best for us!!! I hope that you have a Simply Heavenly day!!! http://dlvr.it/5SlxJm
Tonight I Pray that you get into the habit of putting on the full armor of God every single day! Don’t allow anything to come between you and Jesus. I pray that you realize that the closer we get to the end the more trials Satan will throw in our path. It will be when we have HIS full armor on that the Holy Spirit will be able to flow through us and carry us through the trials to the place He wants us to be. Then we will have the opportunity to seek out the Lord so that we can please Him above everything else in our life. I pray that we walk IN the Lord and not try to walk in both this world and with Jesus for when you allow other people’s expectations to drive you, your energy is scattered to the wind draining you of everything. When we pretend to be something we are not, we cannot please God. I pray that we all turn our eyes to Jesus and make Him the central focus of our lives, for it is utterly impossible to be inauthentic while we are in the Presence of the Lord. He has designed us to need Him every moment and when we realize this He will show us that He can meet every single one of our needs. Hold tightly to His hands and allow Him to lead you through the maze of darkness and into the warm light of His eternal Love!!! In Jesus name I pray, Amen and Amen… I Love You All!!! God Bless You!!!! http://dlvr.it/5SVX1W
Pride goes before destruction, and haughtiness before a fall. Proverbs 16:18
What brought Adam and Eve down? We assume it was the attractiveness of the fruit from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. But it wasn’t the fruit; it was what the fruit promised.
Satan told them, “God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil” (Genesis 3:5). In other words, “Eve, listen. You will be a goddess. Adam, you will be a god. Come on, go for it.” And they did. The devil had appealed to their pride.
That is one of the devil’s subtle ways to strike: he attacks us through pride. Popularity can be more deadly than persecution. Christians start believing their own press and become inflated with pride.
First the devil comes to us and says, You are worthless. You are a piece of garbage. God would never use someone like you.
We reply, “Well, I don’t know. The Bible says that if I will confess my sin, God is faithful and just to forgive me my sins and to cleanse me from all unrighteousness. And the Bible also says that God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise. So I think God will use me.”
Then the devil changes his whole mode of attack. Instead of trying to tear us down, he whispers in our ear, You are the awesome man of God (or the wonderful woman of virtue)! Everything you say is wonderful. You are so great! And we soak it up.
I had to share my devotional with you today from Greg Laurie. I think what he is talking about here has happened to every single one of us. We just have to remember to stay in the Word for that is where we get our strength. God is not the author of confusion. It is so on point that I believe that all of you would enjoy reading it. I hope you all have a Simply Heavenly day!!! God bless you!!! Jesus Loves you!!! ♥♥♥
Tonight I pray that you come to the Lord with a happy heart and a teachable spirit, because a happy heart is good medicine and a cheerful mind works healing. I pray that the Lord reveals to you that a closer walk with Him is a life where you will be continually renewed through the power and might of His Spirit. I pray that as we seek the Lord with an open mind we will see that our journey with Jesus involves being transformed by the renewing of our mind on a daily basis through prayer and by being in Your Word. I pray that you are aware that He keeps a steady eye on us and that He understands us perfectly and still loves us!!!! He embraces us with HIS Everlasting Love!!! I know the things He has planned for you. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. I pray that you stand on that faith and give yourself fully to the Lord and this adventure of increasing attentiveness to His Presence in our lives. In Jesus Name I Pray, Amen and Amen!!!! I Love You All!!! God Bless You!!! ♥♥♥ http://dlvr.it/5S41H7
What Easter Truly Means to Me
Last night my husband and I watched the Passion of the Christ and I have to say no matter how many times I watch that movie I cry. It really hurts me to see the pain that Jesus endured for all of us. I have heard people say “It was the Jews that killed him” or “It was the Romans that killed Him!” To be honest it was neither of them that killed my Jesus. It was LOVE that put Jesus up on that cross to die an unbearably painful death for each and every one of us.
You see Jesus knew that we would be judged on our merit and He knew that every single one of us would fall short. The Bible says: For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23). Without His love and saving grace we would all be doomed. For the punishment for sin is death.
God originally created the earth and man perfect. But when Adam and Eve disobeyed God and rebelled against Him and sinned, He had to punish them. The punishment for sin is death. God being a righteous judge could not pardon our sin. Likewise, overlooking sin would make the holy God unjust. Death is God’s just consequence for sin. The Bible says “For the wages of sin is death” (Romans 6:23). Even good works cannot make up for wrongs against the holy God. Compared to His goodness, “Our righteousness is as filthy rags” (Isaiah 64:6).
Ever since Adam’s sin, every human that has ever lived has been guilty of disobeying God’s righteous laws. Sin is not just big things like murder or blasphemy, but also includes the love of money, hatred of enemies, a lying tongue and pride. Because of sin, every one of us deserves death eternal separation from God in hell.
The promise required an innocent death. Luckily for us we serve a very loving perfect God. He knew what we were going to do and He sent His only Begotten Son to be our Lamb. It would be through His shed blood on the cross that we would have forgiveness for our sin. We have to remember that the Lord is a Holy God and He cannot let sin go unpunished and that is why Jesus came to earth. He was born of a virgin, died on the cross for our sins and on the third day He arose from the dead!
The Scripture says, “For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures” (1 Corinthians 15:3-4). Evidence affirms that the sinless Jesus bled and died on a cross. Most importantly, the Bible explains why Jesus’ death and resurrection provide the only entrance to heaven.
So How do we receive this free gift of salvation? We are saved by grace through faith. First, we must hear the gospel the good news of Jesus’ death and resurrection (Ephesians 1:13). Then, we must believe—fully trust the Lord Jesus (Romans 1:16). This involves repentance, a changing of mind about sin and Christ (Acts 3:19), and calling on the name of the Lord (Romans 10:9-10, 13). Jesus tell us in the Bible:
Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.” “How can someone be born when they are old?” Nicodemus asked. “Surely they cannot enter a second into their mother’s womb to be born!” Jesus answered, “Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit. Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit. John 3:3-6
If you want a new life in Christ Jesus, ask Him into your heart today. Simply pray this: Lord Jesus Christ, I believe that You took the pain and the sins of world on the cross to give me new life. I ask You to come into my heart and to give me Your peace and joy. I confess that I am a sinner that I have gone my own way and have done wrong. Please forgive me for my sins. I receive You now as my Lord and Savior. Please fill me with Your Holy Spirit. Help me to follow You and to serve You all the days of my life. Thank you so much for loving me, in Jesus name I pray, Amen. If you prayed that prayer you are a new creature in Christ Jesus! You are Born Again! May God bless you and Happy Easter!!! http://dlvr.it/5RrNWw
TONIGHT I Pray that every counsel, design, plan, desire, expectation, imagination, device and activity of the enemy against your life be rendered null and void!!! We can’t reach our highest potential in our own ability. It’s going to take the Most High God breathing in our direction, making a way where it looks like there is no way. Don’t let the giant problems, restrictions, or even legitimate excuses deter your dreams and overpower your passions. Go for what God has placed in your heart! I pray that every power prolonging any battle in your life to receive permanent defeat in Jesus’ name! The spirit of fear and worry is overturned! Move forward in the name of Jesus Christ I pray!!! Be Blessed!!! In Jesus name I pray, Amen and Amen. I love you all. God bless you!!! ♥♥♥ http://dlvr.it/5Rhn1h
Make the Right Choice
I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live. —Deuteronomy 30:19
When I first became a Christian, I decided that I would somehow find a way to live in two worlds. I was planning to hang out with my old friends and still be a Christian. For a time, I felt as though I were in a state of suspended animation. I wasn’t comfortable with my old buddies, but I wasn’t quite comfortable with the Christians, either. So I decided to be Mr. Solo Christian. I even said to my friends, “Don’t worry about me. You’re thinking I will become a fanatic and carry a Bible and say, ‘Praise the Lord.’ It will never happen. I’m going to be cool about this. I won’t embarrass you, but I’m going to believe in God now.”
However, as God became more real to me and I began to follow Him more closely, He changed my life and my outlook, and my priorities began to change.
There are people who will discourage you from growing spiritually. They will say, “I think it’s good that you are a Christian. I go to church too, at Christmas and Easter, and for weddings. But you’re getting a little too fanatical. You actually brought a Bible to work the other day. We were so embarrassed. You’re no fun anymore. We’re glad you have made changes in your life, but don’t become too extreme.” There are people like this who will discourage you.
When this happens, you have the choice to either do what God wants you to do or to go with the flow. Are you going to let people hold you back? Are you going to let people discourage you from wholehearted commitment to Jesus Christ?
This is a good devotional today from Pastor Greg and I really like that he speaks to a strong walk with Jesus Christ and putting Him first place in your life. After what Jesus did in my life I will never be ashamed of him again and I will serve Him all the rest of the days of my life. I hope that you have a Simply Heavenly Day…. God bless you!!! :):):)
TONIGHT I pray that every good thing presently eluding your purpose should flow into you in the name of Jesus! Release for your harvest! May there be a wave of God’s glory and a move of His Presence, Power and Person to hit this earth in an unprecedented way! HE is gracious to you; If you call upon HIM, He will answer you. All you who wait for Him Weep no more. Salvation is here. Cry out to Him for help! HE will instruct you and teach you in the way which you shall go: That HE will guide you. He has gone before you and will make a way where there seems to be none. I pray that you follow Him closely. I pray that as you stay close to Him, you will find that it is In HIS Presence that there is peace and joy!!! Trust in Him, lean on Him, and don’t be afraid of falling, for HE shall always catch you and set you back on your feet. I pray that as You abide under the shadow of HIS wings, that HE will hide you from the enemy. The enemy may look for you, but he will not find you. Stay close to the Holy Spirit. You abide in Him and He will abide in you. NOTHING shall by any means harm you. In Jesus name I pray, Amen and Amen. I Love You All!!! God bless you!!! ♥♥♥ http://dlvr.it/5RSy4x
My dog practices selective listening. When he doesn’t like what I am saying, he acts as though he doesn’t understand me. If he is in my room at bedtime and I tell him to leave, he looks at me as if to say, “What?” It’s as though his hearing is gone. On the other hand, he can be asleep behind closed doors, and if I go downstairs, open the cupboard, and pull out his leash, he suddenly has supersonic hearing. He is right there at my side. When he likes what I want him to do, my dog hears and obeys me. But when he doesn’t like what I want him to do, my dog doesn’t hear and doesn’t obey.
We can be the same with God. When God tells us to do something we like, we say, “Yes, Lord!” But when He tells us to stop doing something, we say, “God, I think you’re cutting out on me. There’s too much static. I’m not hearing you clearly.”
Jesus said, “You are My friends if you do whatever I command you” (John 15:14). He didn’t say, “You are My friends if you do the things that you personally agree with.” God has told us in His Word how we are to live. It is not for us to pick and choose sections of the Bible that we like and toss the rest aside.
If God tells you to do something, He says it for good reason, and you need to obey Him. If God says not to do something, He also says it for good reason. Even if you don’t understand it, obey Him.
I really enjoyed this devotional today. It isn’t always easy to listen to the Lord and follow what He wants us to do. But when you look back at your life and all of the stupid things He has saved you from…It’s like Thank you Jesus!!! Hallelujah!!! I hope you have a Simply Heavenly day. God bless you!!! http://dlvr.it/5R4ltd
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