March 30, 2019
WORD FOR TODAY:
Psalm 23:5, “You prepare a feast for me in the presence of my enemies … My cup overflows with blessings.”
How do you view God? As a bearded grandfather seated in Heaven, wagging his finger at your feeble attempts to survive the pressures of life? Watch this; in the presence of your enemies, surrounded by adversity, inundated with imminent danger, your God prepares a table … A FEAST FIT FOR A KING. Why? Because He is generous! So we lack nothing we need. Don’t miss this; we may not have riches, BUT WE WILL NOT LACK. We may not have what our neighbors have, BUT WE WILL NOT LACK. Our Faithful Shepherd supplies all our needs. My dear friend, have you accepted His invitation to be the honored guest at His banquet yet? Do you know that He does more than simply provide for you? He also protects and supports you strongly against whatever enemy that dares to come against you, and if all that wasn’t enough, He lavishes His blessings on you!
March 23, 2019
WORD FOR TODAY:
Psalm 119:105, “Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path.”
The fact that God speaks at all to His people indicates His wonderful grace. HE DOESN'T MAKE SUGGESTIONS! His WORD is an infallible guide for living. For example, you know what it feels like when you gradually may become disoriented, and seem to lose your sense of God’s care and love, and maybe even begin to wonder if He exists. God understands your frailty in these times and provides you with the sure and certain guide of His WORD to direct and uphold you. You can cling to God’s Word when “DARKNESS OF THE SOUL” threatens. Without this guidance, life is empty and disappointing. Listen, if you truly want to know God, receive a constant source of encouragement, instructions on how to have hope in hopeless situations, and be able to walk in His victory when defeat seems imminent, then SATURATE YOURSELF IN HIS WORD!
March 16, 2019
WORD FOR TODAY:
Nehemiah 8:10 “… Don’t be dejected and sad, for the joy of the Lord is your strength!”
Before I came into a relationship with the Lord, I thought that the Christian life was boring. NO FUN AT ALL! But when you “KNOW” Christ, when He is present in your heart, He does three things: He convicts of sin, He forgives sin, and He offers PERSONAL INTIMACY AND JOY. It’s the JOY that springs up in your heart because of your relationship to the Lord. It’s a God-given GLADNESS found ONLY in communion with God. But how is the joy of the Lord is your strength? It’s like this; when you “KNOW” that the Eternal, Almighty, ever Loving God is FOR YOU and that He is always present WITH YOU and His eternal love for you that CANNOT BE DESTROYED and He supervises all things for YOUR BENEFIT. My dear friend; if you can’t be joyous over that and face life with His Holy Spirit inspired boldness ... CHECK YOUR PULSE!
March 9, 2019
Numbers 23:19 (The MESSAGE), “God is not man, one given to lies, and not a son of man changing his mind. Does he speak and not do what he says? Does he promise and not come through?”
This tells us a wonderful truth about God. It tells us, dear friend, if God says He will do it, you can bank on it. God cannot lie. Do you know what a good definition of men is? THEY LIE! We live in a day when man’s word means little, whether it’s a treaty between nations, a business contract, or a marriage contract. Sometimes it’s just a scrap of paper that a so-called “good lawyer” will help you to disregard. But I want to tell you, when God speaks, He’ll make it good. He has the integrity to keep His Word. He doesn’t tell us these things to make us doubt. He tells them to us so we’ll believe them and always be a prisoner of hope, because HIS WORDS, HIS PROMISES, ARE ALWAYS FULFILLED! Whose WORD are you banking on?