Friday, February 28, 2014
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Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
That evening after sunset the people brought to Jesus all the sick and demon-possessed. 33 The whole town gathered at the door, 34 and Jesus healed many who had various diseases. He also drove out many demons, but he would not let the demons speak because they knew who he was. 35 Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed. 36 Simon and his companions went to look for him, 37 and when they found him, they exclaimed: “Everyone is looking for you!” 38 Jesus replied, “Let us go somewhere else—to the nearby villages—so I can preach there also. That is why I have come.” 39 So he traveled throughout Galilee, preaching in their synagogues and driving out demons.
Three things to be committed in:
Monday, February 24, 2014
Many times we try to be “people pleasers” instead of desiring to make God smile. Do you care more about worldly appearances than Godly integrity? If so ask God right now to change your heart.
As you live a grace-shaped life, commit each day to investing grace into your decisions, words, relationships, and everything else you do. Allow grace to happen here, there, and everywhere you go. "See to it that no one misses the grace of God" - Hebrews 12:15
Praise God for His fabulous gift called grace.
Sunday, February 23, 2014
Saturday, February 22, 2014
God knew before the foundations of the world that He would make a way for all humanity to be reconciled to him. He knew sin would enter the world, and he knew grace would be necessary to overcome it. Are you willing to bestow grace to other, even if they don’t see a need for it?
Paul said we become God’s children “by Jesus Christ”. Jesus died to reconcile everyone to God. Adoption only requires you to say yes to grace.
Friday, February 21, 2014
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Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
2 Corinthians 12:9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.
Monday, February 17, 2014
Sunday, February 16, 2014
Psalm 139:7-12 says, I can never escape from your spirit! I can never get away from your presence! If I go up to heaven, you are there; if I go down to the place of the dead, you are there. If I ride the wings of the morning, if I dwell by the farthest oceans, even there your hand will guide me, and your strength will support me. I could ask the darkness to hide me and the light around me to become night— but even in darkness I cannot hide from you. To you the night shines as bright as day. Darkness and light are both alike to you.
”The wind blows wherever it pleases” The Holy Spirit is sovereign He will not be controlled. We cannot dictate to the wind – nor can we to the Holy Spirit. He will not be controlled. The Holy Spirit has the power to: break down barriers, destroy strongholds, and blast away sin.
“You hear its sound” When the wind blows you don’t need a university degree to discover it. You feel its action. It makes its presence felt. So it is with the Holy Spirit. When He stirs the church or an individual or a community there is always evidence of his working - you feel his action! This is what brought Nicodemus to Jesus in the first place “Something was up!”
Think of all great moves of the Spirit. Where did they come from? The wind is blowing people to step out and stand firm in love and truth. Are you ready?
Blow Holy Spirit - bring revival to the hearts of your people. May we accept and share God's grace and salvation.
Saturday, February 15, 2014
Friday, February 14, 2014
Happy Valentine's day! On Valentine’s Day we share our emotional heart. I am thankful for my earthly valentines - my wife, daughters, and grandchildren. I praise God for his grace in giving me such a beautiful and loving family.
Some may not have that same family experience here on earth, but you can have a beautiful spiritual family! God desires to adopt you in to His family. He loves you so much that He sent Jesus to give His life for you. Through faith all believers can spend eternity together in heaven. It’s the hope that is found in John 3:16-17.
Thursday, February 13, 2014
There is God’s provision in our lives. “Which of you fathers, if your son asks for a fish, will give him a snake instead? Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!” (Luke 11:11–13)
There is an eternal inheritance. “So you are no longer a slave, but God’s child; and since you are his child, God has made you also an heir.” (Galatians 4:7)
“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade.” (1 Peter 1:3–4)
“Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.” (Romans 8:17)
“And I give them eternal life, and they shall never lose it or perish throughout the ages.” (John 10:28 amplified bible)
Don’t miss God’s grace and adoption.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
The answer is that you absolutely matter to God! We can't pick the family we are born in to, but there has never been an "accidental" adoption. You are chosen to be adopted, and that is what God is doing.
“God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure.” (Ephesians 1:5 NLT)
We get to call God Father. “The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, ‘Abba, Father.’” (Romans 8:15)
How do we know for certain you’ve been adopted?
“You can tell for sure that you are now fully adopted as his own children because God sent the Spirit of his Son into our lives crying out, "Papa! Father!" Doesn't that privilege of intimate conversation with God make it plain that you are not a slave, but a child?” (Galatians 4:5–7 MSG)
Thank God today for His grace and lovingly adopting you in to His family.
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
“He hath made us accepted in the beloved.” (Ephesians 1:6
Monday, February 10, 2014
Don't miss God's grace - He has a place for you in His family.
Sunday, February 9, 2014
Receiving God’s mercy and kindness.
Allow God's grace to change you and your life.
Saturday, February 8, 2014
Unconfessed sin also disables you. King David was brought low.
Friday, February 7, 2014
Accepting God's grace is confessing our need to be forgiven and clean.
Thursday, February 6, 2014
Four attributes of God that we need to follow are:
Don’t miss giving the grace that you have received.
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
There are great principles of God's grace and mercy. 5 Jonah had gone out and sat down at a place east of the city. There he made himself a shelter, sat in its shade and waited to see what would happen to the city. 6 Then the Lord God provided a leafy plant and made it grow up over Jonah to give shade for his head to ease his discomfort, and Jonah was very happy about the plant. 7 But at dawn the next day God provided a worm, which chewed the plant so that it withered. 8 When the sun rose, God provided a scorching east wind, and the sun blazed on Jonah’s head so that he grew faint. He wanted to die, and said, “It would be better for me to die than to live.” 9 But God said to Jonah, “Is it right for you to be angry about the plant?” “It is,” he said. “And I’m so angry I wish I were dead.” 10 But the Lord said, “You have been concerned about this plant, though you did not tend it or make it grow. It sprang up overnight and died overnight. 11 And should I not have concern for the great city of Nineveh, in which there are more than a hundred and twenty thousand people who cannot tell their right hand from their left—and also many animals?”Jonah 4:5-11
Forgiveness depends on how we look at people and circumstances. We have two ways we can respond :
How’s your vision?
Look at forgiveness through eyes of grace. It will put a smile on God's face.