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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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February 13 – Verse for the Day

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Verse of the Day

Ephesians 5:20-21

always giving thanks to God the Father for each other  in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,

and submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ. 

Prayer for the Day

Thank you, Lord for family, friends, and loved ones. I thank you for each and every one of them. It is to them that I must witness for you, each day of my life.

 


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Falsely Accused

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  • Has anyone accused you of committing an act for which you had no guilt?

  • Has anyone falsely witnessed against you?

  • Have you been a victim of a lie?

 If you have,

  •  Did you defend yourself?
  • Did you get angry?

  • Did you retaliate?

  • Did you ask God to forgive them?

  • Did you pray for God to intervene and fix the situation?

  • Did you let God have control?

Hopefully, you asked God to forgive them, intervene and fix the situation, and allowed him to have control.

I have been in that situation, and at different times in my life, I have done all of the above. However, when I allowed God to have control, the situation was fixed by him. Why? Because I prayed to him to handle it, I waited for him to take care of it, and I saw the results. They may have not been immediate, but they were at the right time, his time.

 When we ask God to forgive them

 Not only, do we need to forgive the person, but we also need to ask God to forgive them. Why? Most people that falsely accuse others do so with intentions to hurt, damage, and humiliate. It is not easy to forgive them, but it is what we are commanded to do. If we ask God to forgive them, he will deal with them in his way. God has a way of teaching lessons that persons can learn from.

By asking God to forgive them, we are saying “God, take a look at this person. Check them out. They need your help. They need your guidance. Please have mercy on them and teach them about your love and understanding.” God knows everything and sees everything, but there is nothing wrong with asking him to notice someone. There is nothing wrong with interceding on their behalf.

  Psalm 86

    86:5      Certainly O Lord, you are kind  and forgiving,

                  and show great faithfulness to all who cry out to you.

 When we pray for God to intervene and fix the situation

 It is very easy to become angry when a person has falsely accused us. It is just as easy to retaliate and give the person a piece of our mind. But, what can we accomplish, besides getting angry? Not much.

 However, when we pray for God to intervene and fix the situation, then we have no need to get angry. We put our concern in his hand. We allow him to take over, and he looks for ways to ensure that the situation is corrected.

 We pray to God to let him know what happened. He knows our heart. He knows that we have been falsely accused. Who better to defend us than he who knows the truth beyond a reasonable doubt?

 Jeremiah

        29:12     When you call out to me and come to me in prayer, I will hear your  prayer.         

        29:13     When you seek me in prayer and worship, you will find me available to you. If you                  seek me with all your heart and soul, 

        29:14     I will make myself available to you, says the Lord. 

 When we let God Have Control

 After we ask God to forgive the other person, and after we ask him to intervene and fix the situation, we need to let him have full control. We need not intervene. We need not worry.

 When he is control, he will guide any step we take. He will direct any words we say. He will continue to work on what is needed until he declares victory over our accuser. Once he is in control, all we need to do is wait. In his time, he will triumph over our situation.

Deuteronomy

        20:4      for the Lord your God goes with you to fight on your behalf against  your enemies to give you victory.

 Do no let your anger be your guide. Do not let pride take over. Do not let revenge be what feeds you.

 Seek God on all you do. Seek God on all you want to do. Pray, ask, and wait.

Have faith. Have hope. God will answer. God will guide you. God will take care of you.

Today, tomorrow, and always. 


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February 7 – Verse for the Day

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Verse for the Day

Romans 5:5

And hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.

 

Prayer for the Day

Holy Spirit, guide me today, give me purity in heart, soul, and thoughts so that love only abounds.

 


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Thank You Readers in Faith

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Acts 15:31

 When they read it aloud, the people rejoiced at its encouragement.

 

I was sitting at the computer working on my blogs when I realized it has been quite an eventful beginning of the year. I realized that now I have regular readers to my blogs and they look forward to my posts. That is quite a notion.

I never thought that my humble blogs would be want to be read. Imagine!!!!

Therefore, today, I dedicate this post to you, my reader.

First, let me start with THANK YOU!!! for taking the time to stop by day after day and reading.

Second, I want to let you know that you are the reason I write.

Third, you are my inspiration to continue writing,

Last, you fill me with encouragement.

The Bible is a book to be shared with all, we are vessels of delivery of its inspiration, message of love, and words of wisdom. It encourages us to be humanitarian, brings the best of us to light, and teaches like a manual how to do the right thing. It is a book that we read and pray to God for its understanding. It is not a book to be interpreted to appease our thoughts, but to give us insight on our daily lives, how to conduct ourselves, how to live a Christian life, but furthermore, how to gain eternal salvation.

I follow this book in my writings. I do not formulate or recreate my opinions, yet put the words inspired by God into written form. They are words from the heart, guided by the Holy Spirit in all respect to the voice of our Savior.

 

Today, I pray to God to continue putting His teachings into words for all your eyes to see.

 

GOD BE WITH YOU ALL, today and always

 

Charlee


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February 4 – Verse of the Day

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Verse for the Day

Romans 12:12

Rejoice in hope, endure in suffering, persist in prayer.

Prayer for the Day

Lord, continue to help me have a joyful heart, a thankful life, and allow me to be fervent in prayer. Thank you for helping me endure in trials, and persist in hope.


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February 2 – Verse of the Day

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Verse for the Day


Romans 8:35

    Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or  distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or  sword?

   

Prayer for the Day

    Lord, be with me each day as I face trial, tribulations, and temptations. Keep me close to you. Keep my heart clean and pure. 


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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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I Saw Santa or Was it Jesus

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It was the night before Christmas

And all through the house

It was so, and so quiet

You could hear the mouse.

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The children asleep

With their eyes opened wide

For Santa is coming

And they don’t know how.

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Their curiosity peaks

As they hear the bells

As they chime and they chime

Up, up in the clouds.

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The sleigh lands on top

What is the ruckus I hear?

I thought to myself

Santa is here!!!

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All of a sudden

In front of my sight

Stood this white bearded man

With a smile and I cried.

jesus

For I never had seen

Such a beautiful sight

Santa and his elves

Were now in my house.

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As a child, I laid awake

Full of hopes

And childish dreams

Of seeing him and say

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Thank you Santa

And here

I made you a cookie

With my mother, dear.

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Instead, all I could

Was to smile and express

The gratitude I felt,

For him all this years.

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Had it not been for you

As a child I would have stopped

To have beautiful dreams

And always have hope.

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Yet, you gave me belief

That one person can care.

And that it is Jesus’s birth

we celebrate everywhere.

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By giving out hope

And sharing your wealth

With love and compassion

Yet, you have taught

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Tis the season for giving

Our love, to all those

That God placed in our path

And are here with us.

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Once, I said what I thought

I gave him a hug

As he looked at me and said

It is you, I have always loved.

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As the season is here

Let us not forget

To love one another

With laughter and cheer

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And as we open our presents

Rejoice and remember

Jesus birth is the reason

We celebrate each season.

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Luke

1:14 Joy and gladness will come  to you, and many will rejoice at his birth, 

1:31 Listen:  You will become pregnant and give birth to a son, and you will name him Jesus.

Note;

As we gather at Christmas surrounded by loved ones, let us remember those that have left.

May God be with you, always.


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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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