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
TONIGHT I PRAY that you will rejoice and be thankful!!! That as you walk with the Lord through this day, practice trusting and thanking Him all along the way. For it is when we trust in Him that His peace will flow into us. Thankfulness lifts you up above your circumstances. I pray you realize that He does His greatest works through people with grateful, trusting hearts. Rather than planning and evaluating, practice trusting and thanking the Lord continually. I pray that as you rest in the Lord Jesus, a shift will take place that will revolutionize your life. Walk in that faith! Walk in that trust!!! In Jesus name I pray, Amen and Amen. I love you all! God bless your sweet hearts!!!!♥♥♥ http://dlvr.it/5NfkDX
Tonight I Pray that you realize that Jesus not only loves you but He likes you! We can take everything to Him in prayer. I pray that you trust Him to meet your needs one day at a time. I pray that you delight yourself in the Lord and rejoice in Him with singing. As you are still in His Presence, listen for His voice and for when you do there is a treasure there just waiting to be found as He pours out His blessings upon you. Rest in the Lord tonight and let your slumber be filled His Peace that passes all understanding. In Jesus name I pray, Amen and Amen… I Love You All!!! God bless you!!! ♥♥♥ http://dlvr.it/5NJF73
Tonight I pray for those who are suffering and broken. God sees your hurt and pain, and I ask for HIS restoration and peace to be upon you. You can rest knowing that He is working things out for your good! I pray that you put all of your trust in HIM. Allow Him to release His greatness into your life. To Release all of the power of Jesus, I pray for healing and the health of our families and loved ones…I pray that YOU guide us and give us wisdom Lord Jesus…I pray that YOU bless our lives…I pray for YOUR peace and love to cover every one of us…I pray for family problems to be solved and for people to meet their right spouses…I pray for jobs, protection of children, the homeless and the Lost. In Jesus name I pray, Amen and Amen. I Love You All!!!! God bless you!!! :):) http://dlvr.it/5MNcxz
Let me ask you only this: Did you receive the Spirit by works of the law or by hearing with faith? Are you so foolish? Having begun by the Spirit, are you now being perfected by the flesh? Galatians 3:2-3
I think this is probably one of the greatest dangers we as Christians face. And surely it is one of the greatest dangers the church has faced over the years. Every genuine revival and move of God it seems, ends up with man trying to perfect it by the flesh. God began to work in the spirit. Then we get in there and just mess it up when we start to add anything to a work in the Spirit.
We need to remember that Jesus + nothing = everything! Believe it or not, the Lord does not need our help. I hope as you go out in the world today, that you can rejoice in the freedom that Jesus is given to us. We don’t have to do anything except cast all our cares on Him for he truly cares for us. When we learn to rest in the Lord, is when we will find true peace. Have a Simply Heavenly day! God bless you!!!
TONIGHT I PRAY THAT as you come to the Lord with all of your weaknesses both physical and spiritual, that you will be able to rest in the comfort of HIS Presence. Knowing that in your heart that nothing is impossible with Jesus!!! I pray that you turn your mind away from your own problems, so you can totally depend on Jesus to meet all of your needs, both Spiritual and physical. For when you release every part of your life to Him it is even more spectacular than you can even imagine!!! Instead of trying to direct HIM to do things, stop trying to control everything so that you will be able to experience HIS Peace. Look and see what the Lord is already doing in your life. When the anxiety attempts to wedge its way into your thoughts, remind yourself that the Lord is your Shepherd. He is taking care of you. Therefore there is nothing you should be afraid of. That the safest place for you to be is in HIS will, Word and Way for your life… Walk in that Light, and faith!!! In Jesus name I pray, Amen and Amen. I love you all!!!! God bless you!!! ♥♥♥ http://dlvr.it/5LxyDC
Tonight I Pray that you realize that we can come to the Lord with a thankful heart even in the midst of tribulation and sorrow. That we can face our trials with a power that others do not have… The power of the Lord God!!! I pray that as we face those oncoming storms that we lean closer into Him so that He can help us to navigate our way through the storm. For it is when we put our trust in Him, we have the assurance that He will help us to endure the trial before us and discern His purpose for it so that we can grow into a more intimate walk with Him. I pray that each of us can be like the eagle who has the ability to lock its joints and soar effortlessly on the updraft, instead of flapping his wings. I pray that as we wait upon the Lord, that He will help us to use the winds of adversity to soar above our problems. After all, God promises “Those who wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; and mount up with wings like eagles” In Jesus name I pray, Amen and Amen… I Love you all!!! God bless You!!! ♥♥♥ http://dlvr.it/5L1B82
Tonight I Pray that you take everything to the Lord in prayer. He is working on our behalf and truly cares about our concerns. He is a Lord that counts our tears and that is just how much He truly loves us. I pray that you feel the warmth and security of Him taking care of you on this night. I pray that you put all of your trust in Him and I pray that you get a real hunger for His Word so that you will grow into a more intimate walk with Him. I pray that you stop trying to do things under your own power and release every part of your life to Him. For it is when you give everything to the Lord you are released to fall back into the security of His everlasting arms. Stand on that faith in the Lord and allow Him to teach you His ways. For when you take the time to search Him out through prayer and His Word He will be found by you and there is no greater treasure than that!!! In Jesus name I Pray, Amen and Amen… I love You All!!! God Bless You!!! ♥♥♥ http://dlvr.it/5KGd0y
I Pray Tonight that as you get into the Word and prayer that He makes your prayer life stronger and draws your loved ones back to Him in these last days. Go gently and steadily through your day looking to Him for all that you need. Then rest in the knowledge that His watch over you is perfect. I pray that you sing a new song unto the Lord filled with Praises and Thanksgiving!!! He is your song and He will share His joy, peace and His blessed Presence with you. I pray that you hold tightly to His hand as you journey with Him towards heaven. In Jesus name I pray, Amen and Amen… I love you all!!! God Bless You!!!♥♥♥ http://dlvr.it/5JqL08
Tonight I Pray that you never allow fear to block the flow of His strength into you. Instead of trying to fight your fears, concentrate on putting all of your trust into HIM. When you relate to Him in confident trust, there is no limit to how much He will strengthen you. He is your Helper the One who will teach you to pray and give you a mighty hunger for His Word!!! Stand on that Faith and trust in Him every day and He will make your paths straight. In Jesus name I Pray, Amen and Amen. I Love You All!!! God Bless You!!! ♥♥♥ http://dlvr.it/5JQ4KM
TONIGHT I PRAY for restoration of all things in your life - the manifestation of sons and daughters of God and the fulfillment of His promises to you! God is faithful! We commend our loved ones to the Lord for salvation, healing and reconciliation. I decree whatever kind of assistance or help is necessary to establish the eternal plan of God for your life be furnished that you will be profitable to His Kingdom, positively affecting individuals, communities and nations! I bind every demonic stronghold and break any curse over you by the power of the Holy Spirit! In Jesus name I pray, Amen and Amen!!! I Love you all… God Bless you!!! ♥♥♥ http://dlvr.it/5HRBKP
There was an agnostic professor who visited a primitive tribe that had been impacted by missionaries who brought them the gospel. Their value system was very New Testament. The professor told the tribal leader, “It’s just a shame that you were duped by those missionaries. Nobody really believes the Bible literally anymore. We’re more enlightened than that.”
The old chief pointed to the stone where they used to bash in the heads of the people they were going to eat and the oven that was used to roast them. Then he said, “If it were not for the gospel message of the love of Jesus Christ, which could convert a cannibal into a Christian, you’d be our supper by now.”
At that moment, that professor was glad someone believed in the Bible, probably for the first and only time in his life!
Every time I see a changed life, I see the power of God. The gospel works. It satisfies the mind, and it also changes your life if you let it.
The Bible is full of examples of changed lives. The disciples of Jesus Christ are a prime example. All throughout the Gospels, these were men who were timid, fearful, and wavering in their faith. But in the book of Acts, it’s a different story: “Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated and untrained men, they marveled. And they realized that they had been with Jesus” (Acts 4:13).
Of course, all lives touched by Jesus Christ were changed. In John 9, Jesus healed a man who was blind from birth. The Pharisees tried to defame Jesus and said, “You know, the guy that healed you was a sinner.” I love the man’s response: “Whether He is a sinner or not I do not know. One thing I know: that though I was blind, now I see” (John 9:25). That is indisputable fact: “I’m changed.”
A changed life is always the greatest argument for the Christian faith. You can come up with all the apologetics you want, but when you have a changed life and people know what it used to be like, there’s not much they can say. “Boy, you’re different now! You don’t do the things you used to do. You’ve got real purpose and direction. What happened to you?” That’s why we insist—as the Bible does—that everyone who comes into contact with Jesus Christ changes. If you say you’re a Christian but there’s no real change in your life, I doubt you’ve had a real, true encounter with Jesus Christ.
Lives are changed by the message of the cross. A changed life is the demonstration of the Spirit of power; that’s always the ultimate proof. So often we spend our time trying to prove the gospel when we should be showing the gospel. When you live the gospel, when you live a changed life, it will go very far—farther than any other proof.
The Bible is a great treasure and gift, different from any other book or document ever written. And it only stands to reason that a God who is powerful enough to cause everything to exist and order it with such meticulous, intricate, beautiful design can bring about the changes He desires in us through His Word. And we are eternally thankful to Him for that!
I like this Devotional from Pastor Skip. Yes Jesus changes lives every single day!! I know that He changed my life forever! I hope that you all have a Simply Heavenly day!!! God bless you!!!
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