Inspiration In Words

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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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Encouragement

1 Thessalonians 5

11 Therefore encourage one another and build up each other, just as you are in fact doing.

Sometimes we just need a little encouragement from one another. Just thought i would post a reminder to myself. I sometimes forget that we can help uplift each other.

  • In case you are in a slump, down, or just want to hear something positive, here are some words to help you make it through another day.
  • We all need a little push to help us brave the day. There are days that are better than others. On those other days where we struggle a bit, it is good to hear positive and uplifting words.
  • We are human. We make mistakes. We stumble. We sin. We get down.
  • Keep your eyes on God and Jesus and watch your day turn into a most beautiful experience.
  • Live life today with God holding your hand.
  • Breath in your surroundings and remember that every sense in us lives with him.
  • Don’t forget that Jesus is here, always, waiting on us.
  • When you see a rainbow, remember God’s covenant.
  • When you feel the breeze, that is God whispering loving words in your ear.

It helped me. I hope it helped you, too.


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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 20 – Scriptures of the Day

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Scriptures for the Day

Romans 8 1:11

1 There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.  

2 For the law of the life-giving Spirit inChrist Jesus has set you  free from the law of sin and death.

3 For God achieved what the law could not do because  it was weakened through the flesh. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and concerning sin, he condemned sin in the flesh,

4 so that the righteous requirement of the law may be fulfilled in us, who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.

5 For those who live according to the flesh have their outlook shaped by  the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit have their outlook shaped by the things of the Spirit.

6 For the outlook  of the flesh is death, but the outlook of the Spirit is life and peace,

7 because the outlook of the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to the law of God, nor is it able to do so.

8 Those who are in the flesh cannot please God.

9 You, however, are not in  the flesh butin the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God lives in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, this person does not belong to him.

10 But if Christ is in you, your body is dead because of sin, but the Spirit is your life because of righteousness.

11 Moreover if the Spirit of the one who raised Jesus from the dead lives in you, the one who raisedChrist   from the dead will also make your mortal bodies alive through his Spirit who lives in you. 

Prayer for the Day

I thank you, Lord, for dying for my sins so that my flesh may die each day and allow  your Spirit to uphold in me, so that I may claim victory over sin.


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Heartache, Why?

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Ecclesiastes 1:18


For with great wisdom comes great frustration;

whoever increases his knowledge merely increases his heartache.

 When I write a blog for my website, I think of ways to inspire others. I do not know what that is, but I figured that if I have struggled, experienced, or learned from my own difficulties, others might have done the same. Over the weekend, I experienced a heart-breaking situation. I am dealing with the different emotions that are going through my head, and realize that things happen for a reason. God allows us to go through situations so that we can learn from the experience, grow as individuals, and have more faith in him.

Learn from the experience

There are times that we do not want to experience heartache, but we do. We question, why did this happen? Even though, we do not understand the reason, we do understand that there must have been one. As time passes by, we see that had it happened the way we wanted it and had we not suffered a heartache, it could have had negative and complicated consequences that were not comprehensible at the time. We take the experience we place it somewhere in our subconscious, and if faced with it again, we know what needs to be done. Although, at the time, we suffered, we learned from the experience.


Grow as individuals

Hard knocks, or life experiences, once we have learned from them, help us grow as individuals. As we go through life, we gain insight, knowledge, and wisdom. All three are good for personal growth. Insight gives us a better look at situations, knowledge gives us a better understanding of things that happen, and wisdom gives us prudence when faced with different situations.


More faith in God

We face an infinite number of situations in life, for which we are not prepared. Life does not have a How-To book that we can open up and follow each time we need guidance. However, our knowledge of faith helps us make the best decisions when God is consulted. Does that make it easier? Does it make it harder? Does it have any impact at all? The answer is within us. Do you believe in God? Do you not believe in God? Do you rather not even think in those terms? Then the answer will be dependent on you, your faith, and your belief. Faith in God, like anything else, is a personal choice. I choose to believe God exists, and I choose to believe that having faith in him, allowing him to guide my life, and giving him control of my worries and problems, provide the best way to understand the reason why things happen.

When I am faced with a heartache, I reason that there must be a lesson to be learned. I look for the lesson and I apply it to my life so that I can grow in insight, knowledge, and wisdom. I put my faith in God, I allow him to guide me, and in the end, he provides the reason or reasons why I had to go through the experience. It does not make it any easier. I still hurt, cry, and question, but I remember that with faith, I can overcome and arise to be a better person, a better individual, and a better witness for him.