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For God so Loved the World

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Acts 20

27 For I did not hold back from announcing to you the whole purpose of God.

Today, I was speaking to a lady who is a strong believer in the faith. When I told her I manage various blogs for the glory of God, she said I was helping spread the Word of God to many who otherwise may not be able to hear it. Then, I thought, “I am doing the Lords will with my life and helping spread his word. It can’t get better than that.”

I am His vessel. God is using me at his will. All I do is obey his command and spread his Word, the Word of salvation through him, and him only. For there is no other way to eternal life but by believing in Jesus, who died, was buried, and resurrected to atone our sins.

 

What is the plan of salvation?

A very simple one. Believe that Jesus died, was buried, rose again, and is now seated at the right hand of the Father and we shall have eternal life.

 

John 3: 16

16 For this is the way God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.

There is no need to add, take away, nor embellish the simple plan of salvation. It speaks for itself. Believe in the Son of God, and we shall be saved.

 

Prayer for the Day

Lord, today I heard your simple plan of salvation and I believe in your son Jesus Christ. I believe that he died, was buried, resurrected, and is now sitting at your right hand. I accept the truth of salvation and want to live eternally by your side.

If you said this prayer, and believe it in your heart, then you are now a child of God. Read the Bible, join a church, and continue growing in Faith.

God be with you, today and always.

 

 

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Inner Voice

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When we make a decision on what to do, we all have an inner voice that wrestles with our thoughts, and guides us. That inner voice is the Holy Spirit. It speaks to us and helps us to understand the difference between right and wrong. As we get older, our knowledge is greater and our conscious works harder at making the right decisions. When we make the right decision, we feel peace, when we make the wrong decision we feel guilt. Do you listen to your inner voice? Do you allow it to guide you in your decisions? Do you feel peace, or guilt?

Peace

We are faced with decisions to make, from the moment we get up until the moment we go to sleep. We need to decide on simple things as much as we need to decide on complex things. The simple decisions may not carry major consequences, but the complex ones may. How do we know what is the right decision that will bring peace?

First, we need to consult God. Ask him for guidance and listen to what he has to say. He answers us in his time, so we need to be patient and wait.

Ecclesiastes

7:8 The end of a matter is better than its beginning; likewise, patience is better than pride.

Lamentations

3:26 It is good to wait patiently for deliverance from the Lord.

Second, we need to rationalize the consequences of the decisions we make. Once we do this step, then we need to understand if the consequences are positive or negative.

If the consequences are negative, can we avoid them? If it cannot be avoided, can we live with the decision in peace? If we cannot live with the decision in peace, then we need to look for other avenues that we have not followed. Take a second look at the decision and look for other ways to change it into a positive outcome.

If the consequences are positive, how do we know is the right decision?

We know is the right decision, because when we consult God, we will have peace in our hearts, we will have no doubts, and we will have a positive outcome.

Psalms

72:1 For Solomon.

O God, grant the king the ability to make just decisions!

Grant the king’s son the ability to make fair decisions!

Guilt

When we make a decision that makes us feel guilty, then we have not made the right decision.

Guilt stays in us and does not allow us to feel good about what was decided. Guilt eats away in our minds. When we feel guilty of anything we have decided, then we are listening to the inner voice that is guiding us along. It is letting us know that something is not right.

The Holy Spirit convicts us and does not allow us to feel peace. However, if we confess our guilt to God, talk to him through prayer, and listen to his guidance or teaching, then we can release the feeling of guilt and replace it with peace.

Ezra

9:6 I prayed, “O my God, I am ashamed and embarrassed to lift my face to you, my God! For our iniquities have climbed higher than our heads, and our guilt extends to the heavens.

Every decision we make has two possibilities. It can be negative, or positive, peaceful or guilty. As individuals, we are free to make any decision we want. However, as a child of God, every decision we make, needs to be guided by the Holy Spirit, the inner voice that tells us what is right or what is wrong. If we, patiently, listen to our inner voice, will be making the right decision.


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Jan 31 Verse of the Day

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Verse of the Day

Proverbs 2:5

Then you will understand how to fear the Lord, and you will discover knowledge about God.

Prayer for Today

Teach me to fear you God. Let me fear you so I learn wisdom and understanding.


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Jan 30 Verse of the Day

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Verse of the Day

Hebrews 13:2

Do not neglect hospitality, because through it some have entertained angels without knowing it.

Prayer for Today

Let me humble myself and serve those less fortunate. Let me be an example to others of the respect we must have for one another.


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Jan 29 Verse of the Day

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Verse of the Day

Matthew 24:51

and will cut him in two,  and assign him a place with the hypocrites, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Prayer for Today

I humble myself before you and others. Let me be honest, loving, and respectful of all. Help me not judge and be true to your Word.


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Hypocrite no More: A Sincere Heart

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Today’s Word: Hypocrite

A person who pretends to have virtues, moral or religious beliefs, principles, etc., that he or she does not actually possess

Today’s Verses

Mark 7: 6

He said to them, “Isaiah prophesied correctly about you hypocrites, as it is written:

‘This people honor me with their lips, but their heart is far from me.

Mathew 6: 5

“Whenever you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, because they love to pray while standing in synagogues and on street corners so that people can see them. Truly, I say to you, they have their reward.

Hypocrite is a very harsh word. It condemns those who are such. However, it is a truth to be told. It is unfortunate that there are hypocrites among us. They are persons that we see and talk to in our everyday life. They go around preaching to others with empty words, heartless words, as their backing is not Christianity but personal gain and public recognition. They wish to be seen as devoted Christians, when truly, they are not. They stand among the many shouting loud words so those surrounding them can hear them. They embellish their speech as to appear godly.

It is not the words spoken that profess our love for God, but our daily actions that express it. Our lips can move and say enough words to let others think we are with God, but truth be told, our heart, our intentions, and our sincerity is seen, heard, and felt by God, without the need for words.

God Hears our Hearts

Our hearts hold our true belief, thoughts, and knowledge. It bears our souls, our burdens, and our conviction. A heart for God resides in each of us that is saved. It holds the Holy Spirit that guides us each day.

A sincere and pure heart will seek God’s approval, not man’s approval. It recognizes that it is better to be good with God, than good with the world. It understands that to be accepted by God leads to our eternal salvation. Whereas to be accepted by man leads to earthly desires and preoccupations.

Because our heart is the bearer of our soul, God can hear it. He can hear its sincerity. He can discern what it says from what it means. He cannot be fooled by empty spoken words.

God Sees our Intentions

When we speak aloud about our intentions, God sees our true nature. He knows that what we are saying may or may not be the truth intended. Whereas we can fool man with words, God sees what we really are capable of or what we really mean.

Our intentions are clear to Him. There is no way to hide them. We need not waste our words by speaking beautifully in front of a crowd when there is no love in our heart, nor meaning in our words. We need to act the way we intend to and let others see that our life speaks for us.

God Feels our Sincerity

It doesn’t matter what we say, God knows our sincerity. It is not the words expressed but the meaning behind each. Because God lives in us through the Holy Spirit, he can feel our sincerity. He knows when we are truthful and when we are not. He knows when we are sincere and when we are not.

He can feel what we are trying to convey, and what we are trying to portray. He sees past the window of our soul and reaches to our true reflection of who we are. He is in us. He lives in us. He is with us.


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Joy and Celebration

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Luke 15

10 In the same way, I tell you, there is joy in the presence of God’s angels over one sinner who repents.”

Joy in Heaven

I can only imagine the wonderful sight and sound of the angels in Heaven when a sinner repents and accepts Jesus Christ as their savior. That is all I can do. It is an overwhelming thought, as I cannot comprehend the splendor and glory of it. I can only imagine it.

I imagine trumpets sounding harmonious, angelical voices shouting in joy, and great sounds of celebration throughout the Heavens. What a thought!!! It must be quite a sight.

Each time a sinner repents, the angels rejoice. Yes, it is cause for a celebration. It is cause for JOY.

Each person that receives salvation is important to God, to Jesus, and to the Holy Spirit.

Celebration of Life

When we become parents, we feel the joy of a new child’s birth. We want to celebrate it with family and friends. We let everyone know that we have welcomed a new family member.

Afterwards, we want to protect them, give them the best life possible, we want to see them happy, and filled with joy.

Same way, God is with us. He celebrates our salvation, then wants to protect us, give us the best life possible, and wants to see us happy.

This is why he gives us the Holy Spirit to dwell in us. It guides us, it directs us, it gives us warnings, it provides us comfort, it wraps us in love.

Kingdom Awaits

As important as a child is to a mother and father, so are sinners important to God. He wants to see each repent of their sins, accept Jesus as their savior, and receive His Salvation.

God wants to share His Kingdom with all who believe in Him, receive Him, and abide in his love. He will go to the ends of the Earth to find each of us that has gone astray and lead us back to him. When he finds us,

THERE IS JOY IN HEAVEN

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Spiritual Understanding: Compassion Towards Others

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Today’s Word

Understanding

A disposition to appreciate or share the feelings and thoughts of others; sympathy:

Characterized by or having good sense or compassion

Today’s Verse

Job 32

8 But it is a spirit in people, the breath of the Almighty, that makes them understand.

 

I remember at times, thinking, “I don’t feel sorry for them. They got what they deserved.” However, who am I to judge a person? I may not have all the facts. Even if I did, I am not to judge others. I am to have compassion, instead. Our flesh is of man’s thoughts and teachings. However, our spirit is of God’s thoughts and teachings. To understand the difference we must have our heart listen to God’s guidance.

Carnal Understanding

 From the day we are born, until the day we die, we live in a world filled with selfish thoughts. Our world thrives on self-pleasing and self-preservation. If anyone hurts us, we, naturally, want to hurt them back, or at least we want them to have a piece of our mind. We go through life with the understanding that we are not to be treated harshly nor should we be disrespected.

If anyone does us wrong, we want to get back at them, we want to get things straight, we want to resolve it. However, we are limited, in our resolve, by our carnal understanding of what is fair.

Spiritual Understanding

Whereas in carnal understanding we depend on our own thoughts, in spiritual understanding we rely on God’s thoughts. He speaks to our hearts through the Holy Spirit within us and helps us discern. It is the spiritual understanding in each of us that allows us to show compassion instead of despise, love instead of hatred, kindness instead of meanness.

We no longer rely on our own actions of righteousness, but on God’s expertise in the matter. He intervenes with our human nature, and allows his spirit to prevail.

For it is his spirit in us, his breath of understanding, that should think and act for us.

 

Let our fleshly understanding die each day, so that our spiritual understanding may live forth.

 

Let us be a godly example filled with love, compassion, and kindness towards others, so that Christ in us will show outwardly and win others to join in the family of believers.

 

Let not our carnal understanding be a stumbling block to those that may be wavering in faith.