Friday, June 24, 2016

Meditate with Power!


Never Alone!


I Peter 5:9  Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world. 


Meditate on God’s Word!  We will struggle in life. We will be tempted. We will become discouraged but we are never alone. Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall. 13 No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it. I Corinthians 10:12-13

God has chosen us, called us and He will guide and protect us.   Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 24 He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it. I Thessalonians 5:23-24 God is faithful and He is always there to strengthen us, encourage us, guide us, protect us and to fill us with the love of Jesus Christ.  May be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height— 19 to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Ephesians 3:18-19


When we realize the power behind us in life, then we can truly rest and watch and let God be God in our lives.  Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, 21 to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen. Ephesians 3:20-21

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Meditate with Power!


Jesus’s Strength!


2 Corinthians 12:8-9  Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 


Meditate on God’s Word!  Some of the greatest battles in life are won when we are the end of ourselves and fall on our knees and ask for God’s help and grace.  Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. I Thessalonians 5:16-18 We are perfected during the trials and tribulations of life.   My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. James 1:2-4

God works in our lives through trials and suffering.  We are instructed to be strong, resist the devil and to endure suffering.  Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world. I Peter 5:8-9


We end where we began in recognizing that we need God’s strength to carry us through the day as we yield our lives to Jesus. And Jesus said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 2 Corinthians 12:8-9  Let Jesus carry you today!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Meditate with Power!


God’s Strength!


Psalm 71:16  I will go in the strength of the Lord GOD; I will make mention of Your righteousness, of Yours only.


Meditate on God’s Word!  Today we rest in knowing that our sufficiency is from God and God alone.  Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think of anything as being from ourselves, but our sufficiency is from God, who also made us sufficient as ministers of the new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. 2 Corinthians 3:5-6

God has given us His Holy Spirit to help us in life as we yield to God’s power through the Spirit. Therefore, brethren, we are debtors—not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. 13 For if you live according to the flesh you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. 14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. Romans 8:12-14 Today is a good day to realize that when our strength is weak, it is time to call on the power of God through the Holy Spirit. Concerning this thing I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might depart from me. And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 2 Corinthians 12:8-9


Let God carry you today as you rely on the power of the Holy Spirit to get you through the rough waters of life. Our Prayer: Dear Father, strengthen me through Your Holy Spirit to help me get through this difficult time of life by relying on Your strength. In Jesus name. 

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Meditate with Power!


God of Hope, Jesus!


II Corinthians 5:20-21 God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

Meditate on God’s Word!  There are times where we just need to rest and meditate on the hope that God has given us in our lives. In You, O Lord, I put my trust; Let me never be put to shame. Deliver me in Your righteousness, and cause me to escape; Incline Your ear to me, and save me. Be my strong refuge, To which I may resort continually. Psalm 71:1-3


Sometimes we just get tired and lose sight of the fact that God’s presence is continually there with us. I have become as a wonder to many, But You are my strong refuge.Let my mouth be filled with Your praise And with Your glory all the day. Do not cast me off in the time of old age; Do not forsake me when my strength fails. 10 For my enemies speak against me; And those who lie in wait for my life take counsel together. Psalm 71:7-10 During these times of waiting for something to happen we need to praise and rest in the hope that only God can provide. But I will hope continually, And will praise You yet more and more. 15 My mouth shall tell of Your righteousness And Your salvation all the day, For I do not know their limits. 16 I will go in the strength of the Lord GOD; I will make mention of Your righteousness, of Yours only. Psalm 71:14-16



King David, even during these times of sadness turned his attention to the best place of rest and hope in the universe, the glory of God. Also with the lute I will praise You—And Your faithfulness, O my God! To You I will sing with the harp, O Holy One of Israel. 23 My lips shall greatly rejoice when I sing to You, And my soul, which You have redeemed. Psalm 71:22-23 Thank you Jesus for loving us enough to give your life for us so that we may have the hope that only you can give!

Monday, June 20, 2016

Meditate with Power!


Forgiven and Free!


Psalm 103:12 As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us.

Meditate on God’s Word!  What a wonderful thing to be able to meditate on, the forgiveness of God for us through the sacrifice of His Son, Jesus Christ. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come:The old has gone, the new is here! 18 All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation. II Corinthians 5:17-18


God the Father was willing to send His Son to die for the sins of mankind and has made us His ambassadors of hope and reconciliation. We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. 21 God made him who had no sin to be sin  for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. II Corinthians 5:20-21  This is the most important fact in the entire Bible, that God loves you, has called you and has delivered you from the power of sin and darkness. For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, 14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. Colossians 1:13-14



The greatest gift that God could ever give any of us, forgiveness and freedom to serve God through Jesus. Once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds because of  your evil behavior. 22 But now he has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation. Colossians 1:22 It is a good day to give God thanks for His love, grace and mercy! Thank you Father, Son and Holy Spirit for the gift of forgiveness.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Meditate with Power!
 
The Father’s Love!
 
Psalm 103:11  For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him  
 
Meditate on God’s Word!  On this special day called Father’s Day we remember our fathers on earth and our Father in heaven. We remember and give thanks for the love, mercy and care they have given us over the years and the tender example of forgiveness for the times that we have fallen short. The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love. 9 He will not always accuse, nor will he harbor his anger forever; 10 He does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities. Psalm 103:8-10
 
How wonderful our Father in heaven is as we look at our lives and give thanks for the depth of God’s love. For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is His love for those who fear him; 12 as far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us. 13 As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him; 14 for He knows how we are formed, He remembers that we are dust. Psalm 103:11-14
 
Our lives go quickly and yet His love is constant and never ending even during our struggles in life.  The life of mortals is like grass, they flourish like a flower of the field; 16 the wind blows over it and it is gone, and its place remembers it no more. 17 But from everlasting to everlasting the Lord’s love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their children’s children— 18 with those who keep his covenant and remember to obey his precepts. Psalm 103:15-18
 
Give thanks today for your earthly father and for your Father in heaven, who gave both of you life that you can be a living witness of God’s love to the world and to all mankind. Praise the Lord, you his angels, you mighty ones who do his bidding, who obey his word. 21 Praise the Lord, all his heavenly hosts, you his servants who do his will. 22 Praise the Lord, all his works everywhere in his dominion. Praise the Lord, my soul. Psalm 103:20-22 Our Prayer: Dear Father in heaven, thank you for life, your grace, your mercy and your love and forgiveness to us in our lives. May we reflect your goodness and character to our families and to others today. In Jesus name.
 
 
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Saturday, June 18, 2016

Meditate with Power!


Activating God’s Word!


Romans 10:17  So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.


Meditate on God’s Word!  The best thing we can do in life is to meditate and focus on God’s Word and God’s promises and ask God to activate His Word in our lives, through the power of the Holy Spirit.  Here are some specific promises made by God in His book, the Bible.  For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Hebrews 4:12

Then we realize the Word of God is not just the Bible, but Jesus Himself is the Word. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it. John 1:1-5 Then Hebrews links the Word of God directly to the Word of God, Jesus.   And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account. Hebrews 4:13

So the absolute best thing to do is to meditate on the Word of God and go to the living Word, Jesus for our daily needs.  Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. 15 For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin.16 Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need. Hebrews 4:14-16 This is no play on words but it is activating God’s Word in our lives and linking our needs to Jesus, the living Word, through the power of the Holy Spirit. Our prayer: Dear Father, activate the power and promises of Your Word Jesus in my life through the power of the Holy Spirit. In Jesus name.