Seek God!

Recap: Isaiah 55:6-13
There’s a blessing in seeking God. I was blessed with a powerful lesson as a young woman. I was taught to look for God like I would look for the keys to my own brand new car. The book of Hebrews teaches us that God rewards those who diligently seek Him. Here in Isaiah, it says to seek him while He may be found. The truth is, seek God NOW! Now is the acceptable time. Verse 7 days let the wicked forsake his way. Give it up. When the doctor tells you to give up something to save your life, what do you do? GIVE IT UP! The verse continues by saying return to God and He will forgive you. Do you need forgiveness? I sure do, every. single. day! Verses 8-11 explains why we should do this. It’s because we don’t know God’s thoughts. We don’t know what He has in store for us, so it’s better to do His will today and don’t delay. Verses 12-13 explains the promises of God for our lives when we seek Him with pour while hearts and obey Him with everything in us.

Seek the Lord while you can find him. Call on him now while he is near. Let the wicked change their ways and banish the very thought of doing wrong. Let them turn to the Lord that he may have mercy on them. Yes, turn to our God, for he will forgive generously. “My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the Lord . “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts. “The rain and snow come down from the heavens and stay on the ground to water the earth. They cause the grain to grow, producing seed for the farmer and bread for the hungry. It is the same with my word. I send it out, and it always produces fruit. It will accomplish all I want it to, and it will prosper everywhere I send it. You will live in joy and peace. The mountains and hills will burst into song, and the trees of the field will clap their hands! Where once there were thorns, cypress trees will grow. Where nettles grew, myrtles will sprout up. These events will bring great honor to the Lord ’s name; they will be an everlasting sign of his power and love.”
Isaiah 55:6‭-‬13 NLT

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Confession

Another look at today’s scripture. James encourages us to confess our sins as a way of confronting the fact that our sins are unlike God. Confession helps us to deal with the issue while being honest that there’s a problem. When we uncover a problem we begin to look at how to solve it. When we confess our sins and pray for one another we begin the healing process. When we seriously pray the power of God in us causes change to occur. James gives us the example of Elijah. Elijah suffered depression and look at the results of his prayer life! Prayer really is powerful when we believe God!

Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results. Elijah was as human as we are, and yet when he prayed earnestly that no rain would fall, none fell for three and a half years! Then, when he prayed again, the sky sent down rain and the earth began to yield its crops.
James 5:16‭-‬18 NLT

October 2017 – Grow Deeper

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Your Enemies will NOT Win!

Your enemies will NOT win today!

Be encouraged by the 41st Psalm today and then share it and encourage someone else.

Blessed is he that considereth the poor: the Lord will deliver him in time of trouble. The Lord will preserve him, and keep him alive; and he shall be blessed upon the earth: and thou wilt not deliver him unto the will of his enemies. The Lord will strengthen him upon the bed of languishing: thou wilt make all his bed in his sickness. I said, Lord , be merciful unto me: heal my soul; for I have sinned against thee. Mine enemies speak evil of me, When shall he die, and his name perish? And if he come to see me, he speaketh vanity: his heart gathereth iniquity to itself; when he goeth abroad, he telleth it. All that hate me whisper together against me: against me do they devise my hurt. An evil disease, say they, cleaveth fast unto him: and now that he lieth he shall rise up no more. Yea, mine own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, which did eat of my bread, hath lifted up his heel against me. But thou, O Lord , be merciful unto me, and raise me up, that I may requite them. By this I know that thou favourest me, because mine enemy doth not triumph over me. And as for me, thou upholdest me in mine integrity, and settest me before thy face for ever. Blessed be the Lord God of Israel from everlasting, and to everlasting. Amen, and Amen. Psalms 41:1‭-‬13 KJV http://bible.com/1/psa.41.1-13.KJV

Will You Pray for Me?

My heart is glad when I pray for someone. It also blesses me when others pray for me. Pray Psalm 20 for someone today!

The Lord hear thee in the day of trouble; the name of the God of Jacob defend thee; Send thee help from the sanctuary, and strengthen thee out of Zion; Remember all thy offerings, and accept thy burnt sacrifice; Selah. Grant thee according to thine own heart, and fulfil all thy counsel. We will rejoice in thy salvation, and in the name of our God we will set up our banners: the Lord fulfil all thy petitions. Now know I that the Lord saveth his anointed; he will hear him from his holy heaven with the saving strength of his right hand. Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the Lord our God. They are brought down and fallen: but we are risen, and stand upright. Save, Lord : let the king hear us when we call. Psalms 20:1‭-‬9 KJV http://bible.com/1/psa.20.1-9.KJV

A Tuesday-to-Talk-About It!

Yes, it’s a Tuesday-to-Talk-About-It! Are you being blessed by #summerpsalms? What’s your favorite? Tell us what’s on your mind.

My Confidence Is In God!

My Confidence is in GOD! If you need confidence, read this chapter until you get it! It’s there! How many verses in the 118th Psalm do you love?

Before the end of the day and before I study tomorrows reading, here are my most loved verses of chapter 118:

Vs. 1 O give thanks unto the LORD; for He is good: because His mercy endureth for ever.

Vs. 6 The LORD is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me?

Vs. 8 It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man. Vs.The LORD is my strength and my song, and is become my salvation.

My favorite verse 17-I shall not die, but LIVE, and declare the works of the LORD.

Every verse from 17 – 29 continually bless me and I pray that they bless you!

Mistreated!

Good Morning! Have you ever been mistreated, mishandled, abused or simply misunderstood?

David goes before God in this 35th Psalm. Read about it and be encouraged that God hears EVERY prayer. #summerpsalms

Plead my cause, O Lord , with them that strive with me: fight against them that fight against me. Take hold of shield and buckler, and stand up for mine help. Draw out also the spear, and stop the way against them that persecute me: say unto my soul, I am thy salvation. Let them be confounded and put to shame that seek after my soul: let them be turned back and brought to confusion that devise my hurt. Let them be as chaff before the wind: and let the angel of the Lord chase them. Let their way be dark and slippery: and let the angel of the Lord persecute them. For without cause have they hid for me their net in a pit, which without cause they have digged for my soul. Let destruction come upon him at unawares; and let his net that he hath hid catch himself: into that very destruction let him fall. And my soul shall be joyful in the Lord : it shall rejoice in his salvation. All my bones shall say, Lord , who is like unto thee, which deliverest the poor from him that is too strong for him, yea, the poor and the needy from him that spoileth him? False witnesses did rise up; they laid to my charge things that I knew not. They rewarded me evil for good to the spoiling of my soul. But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth: I humbled my soul with fasting; and my prayer returned into mine own bosom. I behaved myself as though he had been my friend or brother: I bowed down heavily, as one that mourneth for his mother. But in mine adversity they rejoiced, and gathered themselves together: yea, the abjects gathered themselves together against me, and I knew it not; they did tear me, and ceased not: With hypocritical mockers in feasts, they gnashed upon me with their teeth. Lord, how long wilt thou look on? rescue my soul from their destructions, my darling from the lions. I will give thee thanks in the great congregation: I will praise thee among much people. Let not them that are mine enemies wrongfully rejoice over me: neither let them wink with the eye that hate me without a cause. For they speak not peace: but they devise deceitful matters against them that are quiet in the land. Yea, they opened their mouth wide against me, and said, Aha, aha, our eye hath seen it. This thou hast seen, O Lord : keep not silence: O Lord, be not far from me. Stir up thyself, and awake to my judgment, even unto my cause, my God and my Lord. Judge me, O Lord my God, according to thy righteousness; and let them not rejoice over me. Let them not say in their hearts, Ah, so would we have it: let them not say, We have swallowed him up. Let them be ashamed and brought to confusion together that rejoice at mine hurt: let them be clothed with shame and dishonour that magnify themselves against me. Let them shout for joy, and be glad, that favour my righteous cause: yea, let them say continually, Let the Lord be magnified, which hath pleasure in the prosperity of his servant. And my tongue shall speak of thy righteousness and of thy praise all the day long.
Psalms 35:1‭-‬28 KJV
http://bible.com/1/psa.35.1-28.KJV

Strength that Only God Can Give!

The Strength that only God can Give!

This morning we are reading Psalm 18:29-45.
 

Let’s Review the chapter so far…
Thank God for Who He is in your life. vs. 1-3
Deal with the issues. vs. 4-19
Acknowledge that God is in Control. vs. 20-29
———and NOW———
Receive God’s strength to make it! vs. 29 -45

 
God bless you today as we continue to read and study the 18th Psalm!
#summerpsalms
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God is Able!

This chapter reads like some of the most powerful prayers we’ve heard.

It starts with praise in verses 1-3.

It then discusses the problem or issues in verses 4-19.

Now in Psalm 18:20 – 29, we acknowledge God’s power. When have you seen the power of God in your life?