Thursday, July 24, 2014


Meditate with Power!


Our God!


Psalm 113:1  Praise the Lord! Praise, O servants of the Lord, Praise the name of the Lord!


Meditate on God’s Word!  Let us all stop for a few minutes today and just reflect on the goodness, mercy and grace of God. Blessed be the name of the Lord From this time forth and forevermore! From the rising of the sun to its going down The Lord’s name is to be praised. Psalm 113:2-3  God’s greatness should be enough to just stop us and for us to remember His power.  The Lord is high above all nations, His glory above the heavens. Who is like the Lord our God, Who dwells on high, Who humbles Himself to behold The things that are in the heavens and in the earth? Psalm 113:4-6


We marvel at a thunderstorm, the sunrise in the morning and the sunset in the evening and the same God who created everything also cares for all of His creation. He cares for the poor and widow as much as He cares for the king. He raises the poor out of the dust, And lifts the needy out of the ash heap, That He may seat him with princes, With the princes of His people. He grants the barren woman a home, Like a joyful mother of children. Praise the Lord! Psalm 113:7-9 This is the God we serve as we lift us the name of the Lord. Praise the Lord! Praise, O servants of the Lord, Praise the name of the Lord! Get lost in the wonder of God and you never know what God may do in your life!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014


Meditate with Power!


Faith and Change!


Isaiah 43:2  When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, or shall the flame scorch you.


Meditate on God’s Word!  Change is never easy. Moving ahead in life by faith is what God called Abraham to do in his life. Now the Lord had said to Abram: “Get out of your country, From your family And from your father’s house, To a land that I will show you. I will make you a great nation; I will bless you And make your name great; And you shall be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses you; And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” Genesis 12:1-3


So Abram who later would be renamed Abraham obeyed God.  So Abram departed as the Lord had spoken to him, and Lot went with him. And Abram was seventy-five years old when he departed from Haran. Then Abram took Sarai his wife and Lot his brother’s son, and all their possessions that they had gathered, and the people whom they had acquired in Haran, and they departed to go to the land of Canaan. So they came to the land of Canaan. Genesis 12:4-5


What began as one of the greatest acts of faith, still exists today in the same land because Abraham believed God and moved when God told him to. Then the Lord appeared to Abram and said,  “To your descendants I will give this land.” And there he built an altar to the Lord, who had appeared to him. And he moved from there to the mountain east of Bethel, and he pitched his tent with Bethel on the west and Ai on the east; there he built an altar to the Lord and called on the name of the Lord. So Abram journeyed, going on still toward the South. Genesis 12:7-9  What is God perhaps leading you to do today? Let the story of Abraham and his simple obedience to God be your encouragement today that God will be with you and will reward your step of faith today, so matter how small or large. If God is speaking to you, step forward in faith!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014


Meditate with Power!


Journey of Faith!


Matthew 19:26  But Jesus looked at them and said to them, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”


Meditate on God’s Word!  Our entire lives we pray for God to bless us, protect us, heal us and to guide us according to His will.  The most important thing to remember are His promises during the journey But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; 10 who once were not a people but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy. I Peter 2:9-10


God has called us, saved us and changed us, that is the most important point to remember. His love is constant, no matter what the situation or circumstance in life. For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.12 Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. 13 And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:11-13
 

Trust God to carry you through the rough waters of life as He has done a hundred or even a thousand times or more. But now, thus says the Lord, who created you, O Jacob, And He who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; You are Mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, Nor shall the flame scorch you. For I am the Lord your God, The Holy One of Israel, your Savior; I gave Egypt for your ransom, Ethiopia and Seba in your place. Isaiah 43:1-3 Let God carry you today! 

Monday, July 21, 2014


Meditate with Power!


God’s Grace!


2 Samuel 7:2  That the king said to Nathan the prophet, “See now, I dwell in a house of cedar, but the ark of God dwells inside tent curtains.”


Meditate on God’s Word!  King David was so grateful to God for what the Lord had done to protect and to bless him that David wanted to do something for God. But it happened that night that the word of the Lord came to Nathan, saying, “Go and tell My servant David, ‘Thus says the Lord: “Would you build a house for Me to dwell in? For I have not dwelt in a house since the time that I brought the children of Israel up from Egypt, even to this day, but have moved about in a tent and in a tabernacle. 2 Samuel 7:4-6


God reminded David that His love would always be with David, no matter what happened in life Now therefore, thus shall you say to My servant David, ‘Thus says the Lord of hosts: “I took you from the sheepfold, from following the sheep, to be ruler over My people, over Israel. And I have been with you wherever you have gone, and have cut off all your enemies from before you, and have made you a great name, like the name of the great men who are on the earth. 2 Samuel 7:8-9


Then God surprised David with promising to bless him beyond what David could ever expect.  “When your days are fulfilled and you rest with your fathers, I will set up your seed after you, who will come from your body, and I will establish his kingdom. 13 He shall build a house for My name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever. 14 I will be his Father, and he shall be My son. If he commits iniquity, I will chasten him with the rod of men and with the blows of the sons of men. 15 But My mercy shall not depart from him, as I took it from Saul, whom I removed from before you. 16 And your house and your kingdom shall be established forever before you.Your throne shall be established forever.”’ 2 Samuel 7:12-16 God grace is never earned, it is given freely to the most undeserving people, us. Enjoy the grace of God in your life today and just say, thank you Jesus for your love for me!

Sunday, July 20, 2014


Meditate with Power!


Our Perfect Peace!


John 14:27:   Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
 

Meditate on God’s Word!  In times of uncertainty and in the troubled waters of life, this is our greatest certainty. Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. John 14:27 Jesus is our good shepherd, who gave His life for His sheep, us. I am the good shepherd; and I know My sheep, and am known by My own. 15 As the Father knows Me, even so I know the Father; and I lay down My life for the sheep.16 And other sheep I have which are not of this fold; them also I must bring, and they will hear My voice; and there will be one flock and one shepherd. John 10:14-16


When the waters of life are threatening to overturn your boat remember the words of Jesus to His disciples. But He was in the stern, asleep on a pillow. And they awoke Him and said to Him, “Teacher, do You not care that we are perishing?”39 Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace, be still!” And the wind ceased and there was a great calm. 40 But He said to them, “Why are you so fearful? How is it that you have no faith?” Mark 4:38-40


The most powerful words in life are sometimes the simplest. Let Jesus’s voice through the power of the Holy Spirit, comfort you, speak to you and encourage you today. “Peace be still!” and Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. John 14:27

Saturday, July 19, 2014


Meditate with Power!


Fear Not!


Isaiah 41:10   Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’


Meditate on God’s Word!  Our greatest strength is God’s promise to always be with us, no matter what our situation is in life. As Moses told the people before Joshua lead them into the Promised Land. Then Moses went and spoke these words to all Israel. And he said to them: “I am one hundred and twenty years old today. I can no longer go out and come in. Also the Lord has said to me, ‘You shall not cross over this Jordan.’ The Lord your God Himself crosses over before you; He will destroy these nations from before you, and you shall dispossess them. Joshua himself crosses over before you, just as the Lord has said. Deuteronomy 31:2-3


God promised the nation of Israel, after wandering for 40 years in the desert that He would lead them into the Promised Land. Then Moses called Joshua and said to him in the sight of all Israel, “Be strong and of good courage, for you must go with this people to the land which the Lord has sworn to their fathers to give them, and you shall cause them to inherit it. And the Lord, He is the One who goes before you. He will be with you, He will not leave you nor forsake you; do not fear nor be dismayed.” Deuternonomy 31:7-8


We have been given the greatest gift we could receive from anyone, God’s presence and Holy Spirit to be with us, to comfort and to strengthen us. But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you. 27 Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. John 14:26-27  Let God strengthen you today!

Friday, July 18, 2014


Meditate with Power!


Our Message!


Ephesians 1:7   In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace.


Meditate on God’s Word!  Today is a good day to just meditate on what Jesus has done for not only us but for all mankind. God’s mercy and grace, extended to us through Jesus. But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; 10 who once were not a people but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy. I Peter 2:9-10


We are called to share the story of redemption with others.  Who, when He was reviled, did not revile in return; when He suffered, He did not threaten, but committed Himself to Him who judges righteously; 24 who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness—by whose stripes you were healed. I Peter 2:23-24


We have been healed emotionally, spiritually and in some cases physically from the darkness of sin in our lives. We are now called to share that message of freedom from the penalty of sin and the power of forgiveness through the cross of Jesus Christ. Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written,  “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”), 14 that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith. Galatians 3:13-14 Enjoy that freedom today and share the message of believing in Jesus by faith with others. That is our calling!