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Uphold my Heart, Oh! Lord

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Today’s Word

Uphold

To support against an opponent

 

Today’s Verse

Don’t be afraid, for I am with you! Don’t be frightened, for I am your God!  

I strengthen you – yes, I help you – yes, I uphold you with my saving right-hand

 

He Fights for Us

God is going to help us against our opponents. There is no need to be afraid. If we lack strength to fight our battles, we must reach out to God. He will provide us with all the strength we need. He goes ahead of our troubles and resolves them for us. He knows how much we can or cannot handle. He takes care of the excess.

The Catch

However, we must be willing to let Him be a part of our lives. We must trust Him to be in control. If we feel we can do it alone, He will not intervene. He will let us go and fight our own battles. Problem is we can be stubborn. We may think we can handle something without His help. How much easier to resolve our situation can be when He leads the way!

Surrender

What we must do is fully surrender to God, for he will go ahead of us and fight for us. He is the Captain of our conquest. For, if we surrender our will to God, we will never need to surrender unto our enemies, problems, turmoil, heartaches, nor burdens. He will triumph and intercede in our behalf.

So, we need not be afraid, we must give it all to God. Let Him bring us to victory.

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God’s Delight

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Today’s Word

Delight

Joy: to rejoice: to feel cheerfulness.

Today’s Verse 

Psalm 149:4 

For the Lord takes delight in His people; He crowns the humble with salvation.

Oh! To have a humble heart, a humble mind, and a humble demeanor gets rewarded with eternal salvation. God celebrates and takes joy in this. The highest reward a Christian can receive is the crown of salvation. A crown that gives 24-hour access to God. It removes the scales that covered our eyes and ears. It allows us to see the Kingdom of God, hear God’s Word, and understand the mystery of salvation.

“Father in Heaven, thank you for finding me worthy to wear the crown of salvation. Thank you for letting me be a part of your Kingdom. Thank you for revealing the mystery of salvation to me. “


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Truth and Mercy in Our Spiritual Heart

Today’s Word

 Mercy

 Kind or forgiving treatment of someone who could be treated harshly

Kindness or help that is given to people who are in a very bad or desperate situation

Today’s Verse

Proverbs 3

 Do not let truth and mercy leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. 

The best asset that can be used to win others to salvation is our daily Christian example. The manner in which we conduct ourselves can leave an imprint, whether positive or negative, on those that surround us. On a day-to-day basis, we must be truthful in our words and actions and we must show mercy unto others. Proverbs 3 says to bind truth and mercy around our neck and write them on our hearts.

Be Truthful

We must use our words carefully each day, so as not to offend others. I have always understood that my rights end where others begin. What do I mean by that? I mean that I must choose to respect others, treat them with kindness, and show them a true heart. I must choose to not deceive, hurt, nor use harsh words against them.

Show Mercy

Many persons come along our path throughout our lifetime. Some are more or less deserving of our kindness than others, or so I thought. However, today’s verse says to not let truth and mercy leave us. Hmm. In other words, no matter whether I think they are more or less deserving, I must not judge and show them mercy equally.

     Imagine, I must be truthful. I must show mercy to all.

     What about my human side that does not want to do that?

     Then, it must be entrusted to God. He must be in control of our human heart so that we may speak and act with our spiritual one.


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Love In Our Hearts

Ever said aloud, “I hate ……” then felt guilty for even saying it. I have. Just saying the word fills me with guilt, shame, and remorse. How can I, blatantly, say that word, yet profess to love God? Exactly!!! Once we have the love of God in our hearts, it is hard to be mean, say hateful words, or be disgruntled. On the other hand, maybe, we can. However, with God’s love, guidance of the Holy Spirit, and a humble heart, the correction of our actions it is immediate.

God’s Love

God’s love resides in each of us who believe in him, who trust him, who seek him. Within us are his teachings that help us lead a better life and strive to be an example to others.

1 John 4

8 The person who does not love does not know God, because God is love.

1 Corinthians 16

14 Everything you do should be done in love.

Guidance of the Holy Spirit

As we go through life, the Holy Spirit guides us. It teaches us to love, to do right by others, and to follow God’s example.

2 Corinthians 6

6 by purity, by knowledge, by patience, by benevolence, by the Holy Spirit, by genuine

love

Galatians 5

25 If we live by the Spirit, let us also behave in accordance with the Spirit.

26 Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, being jealous of one another.

Humble Heart

As God’s love resides within us and his Holy Spirit guides us, our hearts become humble, tender, and loving. We allow it to love all that surround us. A humble heart cannot hate. It cannot, intentionally, hurt others. If we do, we are, immediately, reminded of what we have done. We do not feel pride by demeaning others, or stepping over them. On the contrary, we place ourselves at their mercy.

Psalm 25

9 May he show the humble what is right! May he teach the humble his way!

Ezekiel 11

19 I will give them one heart and I will put a new spirit within them; I will remove the hearts of stone from their bodies and I will give them tender hearts.


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In The Presence of God

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I was sitting here thinking what It would be like to be in the presence of God. That day when we get to live our daily lives with Him. Then I realized that before it all, I would be held accountable for all my actions here on Earth. That thought overwhelmed me. Will I be ashamed, will I be proud, will I be humble.

We all are accountable for our actions, good or bad. We think that because we are not seen, we can do as we please. Well, because we have free will, yes, we can do what we please. However, God sees all and he will be our final judge.

I don’t want that day to come and be ashamed. I want that day to come and be proud of the good things I have done. For that reason, I keep my eyes on Him and ask for help when I need it. I want his blessing. I want to know that I am not stumbling around. I want to have a pure heart. I want to rid of sin.

Unfortunately, as person, I am not perfect. I will be accountable for all my actions. I will have to answer to the wrongs I have done. That I am not looking forward to. So, what can we do?

Confess Your Sins to God

Even though God knows all things, confess your sins to Him. Talk to him about what is in your heart. Let him know what you did wrong. Let Him hear your confession.

Repent of All Sin

After you have confessed, repent with a sincere heart. Truly, feel the shame of your sin and let Him know how bad you feel for such an act.

Ask For Forgiveness

After you repent, ask God to forgive your sin. Let it be washed away. Let it be gone from your life. Most of all, don’t do it again. Try hard to rid yourself of the thought, action, or act. Ask him to help you overcome your temptation to do it again.

Psalm 38

18 Yes, I confess my wrongdoing, and I am concerned about my sins.

Psalm 32

5 Then I confessed my sin; I no longer covered up my wrongdoing.

I said, “I will confess my rebellious acts to the Lord.”

And then you forgave my sins. 

Proverbs 28

13 The one who covers his transgressions will not prosper, 

but whoever confesses them and forsakes them will find mercy.


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My Eyes Are on You, God

 

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 Do your eyes wonder? Do your thoughts make you ashamed? Do you think, maybe, you are not worthy? Then you are human, imperfect, and filled with doubt. That’s Ok. Because as long as we take a breath, as long as we live in this world, our lives will be filled with all the above.

 However, there is an answer to our daily struggles, God. If we keep our eyes on him, he will help us through each day. He will remind us not to wonder, not to be ashamed, and not to feel unworthy. You see, the adversary wants us to feel that way so we can take our eyes of God. Don’t let him win.

 Keep your eyes on God

Every day, when I wake up, I wonder what kind of day I am going to have. I wonder if I am going to make it through the day. If I am going to be worthy of God’s grace or if I am going to fail miserably. The truth is that by keeping my eyes on God, I will have the best day possible.

Keep your thoughts on God

 When I feel my thoughts attacking me, I think of God and how he works in my life. I read a passage in the bible, or I pray for help in keeping my thoughts on him. I will not allow the adversary to win.

 Feel God’s presence in your life

 When I take a breath, I feel God’s presence. He gave me the air to breath and the lungs to breathe with. When I open my eyes, I see his masterpiece surrounding my life. The wonders of God are all around us. Each marvel brings a thought of his amazing powers.

 If you feel as if you are wondering about life, then do so with God by your side. Let him help you find your way, let him fill your thoughts, and let him remind you that you were worth dying for. He gave us his son Jesus. Why would he not give you a good day?

 Exodus 33

 14 And the Lord said, “My presence will go with you”

 Psalm 139

23 Examine me, and probe my thoughts Test me, and know my concerns!

 Mark 12

11 This is from the Lord, and it is marvelous in our eyes’?


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In God’s time

 

I have had many experiences in the late that have taught me about trusting God. Not only to answer prayers, but also to work on all issues in his time, not mine. Seems like the wait is endless, but the results are fabulous. It amazes me, day after day, how little things can become big things, yet trusting God to be in charge resolves all in a way that we never imagined.

 At times, a problem that we can solve in various months through much effort, resolves itself earlier and effortless. That is the power of trust. That is the power of God. When God is in control, all things are possible with unlimited potential for the best outcome.

 2 Corinthians 6

 2 For he says, “I heard you at the acceptable time,

 Galatians 4

 4 But when the appropriate time had come, God sent out his Son,

 It is then, that believing in God, trusting him, and allowing him control takes on great faith. Faith can be the belief in the unseen and the unheard, yet seen and heard. For if we open our hearts, we will see him reveal himself to us, and we will hear what he has to say. Is your heart open to God?

  •  Believe in God
  • Trust Him

  • Allow Him Control

 Let blessings flow by giving to him all that burdens your heart, not some, but all burdens. From those as small as a grain of salt to those that take up our entire universe. Let blessing fall in his time. God’s time is the right time.


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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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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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Sharing Quiet Moments

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Proverbs 17 1

Better is a dry crust of bread where there is quietness than a house full of feasting with strife.

Life today is so complicated and busy. Most work, raise a family, and have other community activities that take over their days. Families run around trying to get everything done and lose track of the time gone by without interaction, time that could be used to gather as a family and enjoy the finer moments in life, those moments when a quite word is better than a thousand activities.

Why is it that today’s demands have replaced family time? Do we have to be so busy that we lose sight of each other’s necessary interaction? Is work so important that we allow it consume us? Has family lost its value?

Unfortunately, it seems that the answers to those questions may lead us to think that the pace we chose for our lives can interfere with the important family time and God’s dedicated time.

Time for Family

The times that we spend together as a family are the times that memories are built from. Yes, the memories that we keep in our hearts, minds, and soul that can never be replaced or forgotten. It is so nice to enjoy dinner together, cook the meal, and then enjoy a family conversation at the table. It is wonderful to be of a sincere heart and participate in a heart to heart conversation. It is wonderful to practice our active listening skills and really pay attention to each other, listen to what is said, and respond with conversation. Usually, these are the times when we enjoy the laughter of our children, the silliness of others, and the fun facts heard throughout the day. It is a time to enjoy each other without judgment, or criticism, but with a loving heart.

Time for God

In addition to family time, we need to have time for God. We need to set aside time to read, study, and learn the Bible. It is time that we can use for our own Christian devotionals. It is time to be quiet of heart, gentle in spirit, and humble in thoughts. It is the time that we communicate with God and enjoy a conversation with Him. We can confess our sins, be grateful for our lives, ask for help, declare our love for Him, and most of all, it is a time to be still and listen to his guidance, acceptance, and encouragement. The greatest moment with God is every moment we spend with Him, for there is no greater moment in this world.

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