Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Leave A Godly Legacy

The world is a darker place today then when we were children and it's only getting darker. We must stand up and be a light not only in our generation but we must pass on the torch of light.. our faith, for the next generations, but it starts with our families. It starts with you.

You can be the one who applies the redemptive power of the cross of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and leave a legacy of faith that lasts, one that honors God and makes a difference for all eternity. Choose to leave a godly legacy. Your great great grandchildren are depending on you.

"I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. Choose life in order that you may live, you and your descendants” (Deuteronomy 30:19)

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

God Shows Up for the Committed Heart

God Shows Up for the Committed Heart...

Our all-seeing, all-knowing, omniscient God is ever-seeking out those who are loyal, sincere and committed to that He may supply, strengthen, provide and protect those who love Him.

"Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do." (Hebrews 4:13)

"Does he not see my ways and count my every step?" (Job 31:4)

"The eyes of the LORD are everywhere, keeping watch on the wicked and the good." (Proverbs 15:3)

"My eyes are on all their ways; they are not hidden from me, nor is their sin concealed from my eyes." (Jeremiah 16:17)

"The eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry." (Psalm 34:15)

"For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil." (1 Peter 3:12)

"Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace." (Psalm 37:37)

Monday, January 25, 2016

Casting Down Wayward Thoughts

Casting Down Wayward Thoughts

Let us surrender our sinful intent, our carnal reasoning and our wayward and foolish thoughts to The Father...

Let us instead embrace His Eternal Truth, His Perfect Way and His Everlasting Light...

Let us armor up and call upon The Power of God for a mindset fixed on Him...rebuke in Christ's Name the power and influence of the enemy in our thoughts...and claim the victory of an enlightened soul and spirit in The Name of Jesus!

"Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall." (Proverbs 16:18)

"For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds.." (2 Corinthians 10:4)

"For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places." (Ephesians 6:12)

"And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God." (Romans 12:2)

"Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you." (James 4:7)

"And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure." (1 John 3:3)

"This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all." (1 John 1:5)

"There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it." (1 Corinthians 10:13)

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Pour Out Your Heart to Him

Instead of pouring our own selves into our troubles, let us pour our troubles onto The Lord.

For there is nothing we can give Him that is beyond Him...

He is our Rock, our Refuge and our Deliverer...our Daddy.

He longs for us to trust cast it upon Him so He can ease our burden...

For there is nothing that is too great for our loving, omnipotent and merciful God!

"Arise, cry out in the night: in the beginning of the watches pour out thine heart like water before the face of the Lord: lift up thy hands toward him for the life of thy young children, that faint for hunger in the top of every street." (Lamentations 2:19)

"I poured out my complaint before him; I shewed before him my trouble." (Psalm 142:2)

"Trust ye in the Lord for ever: for in the Lord Jehovah is everlasting strength." (Isaiah 26:4)

"And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me." (Psalm 50:15)

"Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God." (Philippians 4:6)

"There is none holy as the Lord: for there is none beside thee: neither is there any rock like our God." (1 Samuel 2:2)

"God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble." (Psalm 46:1)

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Hallowed Be Thy Name

Hallowed be Thy Name...

Lord God,

We praise all of Your Glory and Majesty...we seek You and only You...we thank you for the blessings of Your Word, Your Grace and Divine Protection. We thank You for our continued transformation so that we may lend to others the same love you have shown us. We pray for Your Kingdom and for Your Will to be done.

In Jesus Christ's Name...Amen.

"But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you." (Matthew 6:33)

And Jesus said...

"After this manner therefore pray ye: 

Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.

Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: 

For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. 


(Matthew 6:9-13)

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Be Courageous!

Be Courageous!

May The Lord give you discernment to see what tasks He has laid before you today...

May you rise up and find your strength in Him...

And have the courage and tenacity to accomplish what He has purposefully placed in your path!

Deuteronomy 31:6~

“Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.”

Joshua 1:9~

"Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.”

1 Chronicles 28:20~

"And David said to Solomon his son, Be strong and of good courage, and do it: fear not, nor be dismayed: for the LORD God, even my God, will be with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee, until thou hast finished all the work for the service of the house of the LORD.”

Psalm 31:24~

"Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD.”

Isaiah 41:10~

"Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness."

1 Corinthians 15:58~

"Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.”

Ephesians 6:10~

"Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.”

Monday, January 18, 2016

Quicken Our Souls

Quicken Our Souls

Let us drink of the refreshing, everlasting Living Waters of The Truth and Gospel of Jesus Christ...

Let us praise Him for our sanctification and the regenerating power of The Holy Spirit...embrace and experience His Glorious Grace!

And may The Spirit of God permeate, quicken and comfort our souls...

"This is my comfort in my affliction: for thy word hath quickened me." (Psalm 119:50)

"For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come." (1 Timothy 4:8)

"Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the Lord Jehovah is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation. Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation. And in that day shall ye say, Praise the Lord, call upon his name, declare his doings among the people, make mention that his name is exalted." (Isaiah 12:2-4)

Thursday, January 14, 2016

His Love Endures Forever

His Love Endures Forever

In an ever-changing world, The Lord is our One constant, consistent, never-ending hope.

At the tip top of the mountain, or in the deepest valley...

He loved us in the depths of our darkness, just as He loves us in our brightest moments.

There's not one thing we can do to earn or keep His Love.

No matter what comes your way today, praise Him and cling to this promise...

His Love endures forever....

Psalm 136...

1 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good.
His love endures forever.
2 Give thanks to the God of gods.
His love endures forever.
3 Give thanks to the Lord of lords:
His love endures forever.
4 to him who alone does great wonders,
His love endures forever.
5 who by his understanding made the heavens,
His love endures forever.
6 who spread out the earth upon the waters,
His love endures forever.
7 who made the great lights—
His love endures forever.
8 the sun to govern the day,
His love endures forever.
9 the moon and stars to govern the night;
His love endures forever....

23 He remembered us in our low estate
His love endures forever.
24 and freed us from our enemies.
His love endures forever.
25 He gives food to every creature.
His love endures forever.
26 Give thanks to the God of heaven.
His love endures forever.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

He Is With Us

He Is With Us

   "Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen." (Matthew 28:20)

Be encouraged brethren, for Jehovah Shammah, is always there....

He promises to be ever present to His lead, comfort, protect, sustain, supply, attend and assist those who seek keep and preserve His Gospel and those who are ministers of It.

Feel His Perfect Peace, as He is with you today and always, covering you with His Grace, even until the end...

   "Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved." (Psalm 55:22)

   "God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

   Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;

   Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah.

   There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the most High.

   God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her, and that right early.

   The heathen raged, the kingdoms were moved: he uttered his voice, the earth melted.

   The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.

   Come, behold the works of the Lord, what desolations he hath made in the earth.

   He maketh wars to cease unto the end of the earth; he breaketh the bow, and cutteth the spear in sunder; he burneth the chariot in the fire.

   Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.

   The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah." (Psalm 46)

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Hope in Suffering

"...And we boast in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; character, hope."
— Romans 5:2-4 (NIV)

Suffering is never easy. No one will ever raise their hand when it comes time to suffer... but suffering, at any level, brings you straight into the arms of Jesus, right under the nose of your Creator.

At first we may lack the tools needed to persevere, and that is a good thing -- if we had the tools, it wouldn't be called suffering, and we'd miss out on the calling to grow deeper with Christ.

It's in this weakness, that we are made strong -- that the power of God will move through our lives.

"But He said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness."
— 2 Corinthians 12:9 (NIV)

Don't hide what you feel from Jesus. He already knows what you think and sees what you're going through. Be raw, and be real. He will meet you with His loving grace and be your ever-present help in your time of need. (Psalm 46:1)

"Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me."
— 2 Corinthians 12:9 (NIV)

by Katie Armstrong 

Monday, January 11, 2016



Just as God gathers the leftovers of our brokenness and uses it according to His Purpose, He desires also that we gather the fragments of His Blessings in our lives.

He wants us to understand and utilize ALL He has given us, not just the bigger and more obvious blessings.

In the process of gathering together all the pieces of His Grace in our lives, we develop a greater spiritual understanding and appreciation of Him and depths of His Love for us...we see more fully the evidence of Who He IS and what He has done for us...both in the broad significance and in all the little things as well...

In our gratitude, we become more intimate with Him and find more ways to praise Him....for the FULL measure of our abun dance in Him...

"Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift." (2 Corinthians 9:15)

"In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you." (1 Thessalonians 5:18)

"This is the day the Lord has made;
We will rejoice and be glad in it." (Psalm 118:24)

"...I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly." (John 10:10)

Friday, January 8, 2016

Don't Look Back

Don't Look Back

Satan likes to utilize our past to fill us with pain, regret, fear, anger, hostility, shame, doubt and guilt...all in an effort to rob us of our joy and peace in the present.

Even more dangerous, the enemy can glamorize the past in a way that makes us love, lust or long for our old lives. This is a dangerous, slippery slope! Remember Lot's wife!

In contrast, God would have us give praise, honor and glory to Him for all the ways He has redeemed, renewed and restored our lives. The past, along with the present and future, belong to Him.

We are to honor Him by surrendering the past to Him...partner with and obey Him to make all things new...praise Him for all He has done and will continue to do. Give Him all the glory for how He made it possible for us to come to Him, receive His Grace...covered, sanctified and reconciled by The Blood of The Lamb...transformed and regenerated by The Holy Spirit.

There is no place in the present or our future for anything old, as we are a new creation...kin with Christ...citizens of Heaven. Our past is our biggest indicator of how desperately we need our Savior!

If there is anything useful from our dark, dreary and broken-down past, God can and will transform it into something beautiful, all according to His Will and all for His Marvelous Glory...

Just don't look back.

"Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert." (Isaiah 43:19)

"Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new." (2 Corinthians 5:17)

"I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus." (Philippians 3:14)

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Truth and Mercy

Truth and Mercy

May our hearts be softened to receive and reciprocate the Mercy and Truth of The Gospel of Christ.

For, when we allow this to be written in our hearts - truly receiving what He has so freely given to us - we will extend this same mercy, kindness, forgiveness, help, compassion and love to others.

When we cling to and walk sincerely and diligently in His Truth and Love, our lamps burn bright to God's hurting children, that they might also be led to His Truth and find comfort in the Arms of Abba Father.

It is, after all, the way of Christ...for He is steadfast in His Love, Grace and Mercy towards us...forevermore.

"For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ." (John 1:17)

"Nevertheless my lovingkindness will I not utterly take from him, nor suffer my faithfulness to fail." (Psalm 89:33)

"Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (John 8:32)

"Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. (Lamentations 3:22-23)

Wednesday, January 6, 2016


Father God,

We thank You for giving us eyes that see and ears that hear the deep things revealed only by You through The Holy Spirit.

We seek You and only You.

We need You, Lord God, today and everyday.

We pray that You will meet us where we are today and fill in the gap where we fall short of Your us what You have for us in this day...give us the discernment we need not just to receive Your blessings, but to also be a blessing to others.

Thank You for revealing Your Marvelous Mystery to us...we pray that You would fill us with the full measure of The Fruits of Your Holy Spirit, according to Your Will...all for Your Glory.

In Jesus Christ's Precious, Holy and Righteous Name,


Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Be Still

Be Still...

“In the rush and noise of life, as you have intervals, step home within yourselves and be still. Wait upon God, and feel His good presence; this will carry you evenly through your day’s business.”       ~William Penn~

Take time today to enjoy the gift of resting in His presence and experience His everlasting, incomprehensible peace...

Tune down the distractions, remove the clutter...get quiet with Almighty God and allow Him to refresh, renew, restore and recharge your mind, body and spirit.

As you approach His Throne, focus on Who He Is...the beauty of Christ and His precious gift to you, that you might be able to come before The Lord and rest with Him...

Hear His voice...surrender to Him, feel His strength, His protection, His love...His perfect peace...just

Be still...

"Be still, and know that I am God..." (Psalm 46:10)

Monday, January 4, 2016

Preserved by His Promises

Preserved by His Promises

Let us rejoice in His unfailing love and everlasting promises!

In Him alone is our hope, peace, joy and salvation!

Let us cling to and find preservation and peace in His infallible Word and His unparalleled promises...

"My comfort in my suffering is this:
 your promise preserves my life." (Psalm 119:50)

"And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened." (Luke 11:9-10)

"If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed." (John 8:36)

"How excellent is thy loving kindness, O God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings." (Psalm 36:7)

"And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear." (Isaiah 65:24)