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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Rejoice And Sing

Rejoice And Sing

Psalm 9:2
I will be glad and rejoice in thee: I will sing praise to thy name, O thou most High.

A Closer Look
Singing, I enjoy singing but my husband doesn't enjoy hearing me sing. I do it anyway. Some days I wake up wanting to sing hymns and choruses that we have sung on Sunday. Ones I remember through the years of church going, hearing Gospel music via records, dvds, cds, radio, and on computer.

To Do
Sing anytime. The Lord loves to hear you sing praises unto Him.  

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Rejoice And Shout With Joy

Rejoice

Psalm 5:11
But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee. 

Closer Look
Those of us who put our trust in the Lord can rejoice and shout for joy because he defends us. When we just love His name we can be joyful. 

"Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, there is just something about His Name." Part of a song and how true this is. Just saying His name over and over again brings calm to one's soul. 

Apply
Rejoice and shout with joy today and every day. 

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Mind Thinking

Mind Thinking

Rejoice

Leviticus 23:40
And ye shall take you on the first day the boughs of goodly trees, branches of palm trees, and the boughs of thick trees, and willows of the brook; and ye shall rejoice before the LORD your God seven days.

A Closer Look
In chapter 23 of Leviticus and starting with verse 33 and going down to verse 40 the Lord is telling Moses to have the Israelites begin the Festival of Shelters. 

The idea was the Lord wanted His people to rejoice in Him for seven days. Actually He wanted them to rejoice all the time, but for now it was for seven days while the feast was going on.

Action
We don't have this feast now, but I was thinking  I about us  rejoicing in what we have. To have a verse that we can look at and help us be happy in the Lord. Others words that we will look at are: glad, joy, joyful, merry. 

So rejoice in the Lord. Be happy even when times are tough because you know that God is with you if you are His child. 



Monday, July 28, 2014

A Little Kindness

This week I did something that I was afraid to do but felt that I needed to do it. I sent a letter to someone to apologize for something I did. I wasn't sure how the person was going to respond.

A few days after I sent the letter I received a pretty stationary card and I opened it up and two words were written, "Thank You."

I trusted in what I felt the Lord would have me do and the leading of the Holy Spirit. I praise the Lord that I did what He asked me to do.

Kindness goes a lot better than being unkind.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Truth

Truth
3 John 3
For I rejoiced greatly, when the brethren came and testified of the truth that is in thee, even as thou walkest in the truth.

Living in the truth here means behaving like a Child of God, a believer. This is what I want to happen at work. That believers and non-believers can see that I behave as a believer and not go back to my old nature. 

See below what has been happening in my life. 


Did you ever have a kind of week when you had about three things going on and none of them were that good? That is the kind of week I had.

First, I thought I might lose my job. As it turns out I didn't but the person tried very hard to get me fired.

Second, something came along in my life, which at this time I can share full details, but for me it was traumatic.

Third, I found out that my sister is not doing well health wise and in other ways.

I still can say that God is in control and He will work out all things!


Monday, July 14, 2014

Beloved Son

Matthew 3:16,17
And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him.

And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased

What We Can Learn From These Verses
  • We see Jesus being baptized. He knew that this was necessary for Him even though He did not sin and had to repent of anything. But it was written that John would do this to fulfil all righteousness.
  • Also we see the Holy Spirit as a dove sitting on Jesus.
  • Then a voice from the heaven was heard and this is when God says that this is His beloved and I am well pleased. 
We see the trinity God The Father, Jesus the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

Question
If you are a believer can say about you this is my beloved child and I am well pleased?

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Abode

Abode
Dwelling Place

John 14: 22-24
Judas saith unto him, not Iscariot, Lord, how is it that you wilt manifest thyself unto us, and not unto the world?

Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him. 

He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father's which sent me.

What Can We Learn From These Verses?
Only those who love the Lord and His Father will have the Father and Son living within them. And those who loves the Lord and does what He says His Father will also love them. 

Be aware that those who do not love the Lord will not do what He says to do which comes from His Father. 

Trust and obey. 

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

UPS Truck

Once in a while something happens that is to me what I call a Kodak moment. Today was one of them.

My husband and I were out doing some errands today and we came to a cemetery.  As we got to the driveway of the cemetery a UPS truck was coming out of the driveway. The first thought that came to my husband and I was, "What is a UPS delivery mail to those in the cemetery." Of course it was coming from the office building. But it just struck us funny. My husband with a dry sense of humor said, "He's delivering the dead-letter mail."

Sorry, I hope I didn't offend anyone.

Sacrifice

Sacrifice

Meaning
Victim, give up, Forfeit


Romans 12:1,2 
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

What Does This All Mean?
As brothers and sisters in Christ we are to give over our bodies to God. Forfeit our own desires and do not copy the behavior of this world, but daily change our thinking by doing what we know is good and right and what God would want us to do. 

We are to have love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.  

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Bear-Word For The Day

Bear

Means
To support

Galatians 6:2
Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.

How To Apply It To Our Lives
Another word for bear is to share. And so we are to share each other's troubles and problems, and in this way we are obeying Christ.

So if you know of someone who is going through a rough time right now, be there for that person. See if there is anything you can do for them. 

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Wisdom-Word For The Day

Wisdom

Meaning

  • Broad and full of intelligence
  • Used of the knowledge of very diverse matters
  • The varied knowledge of things human and divine
  • Acquired by acuteness and experience
  • Summed up in maxims and proverbs
  • The science and learning
  • Skill in the management of affairs
  • The knowledge and practice of the requisites for godly and upright living

James 1:5
If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.

How To Put Information Into Action
Just ask God for the wisdom that you need. He will give it to you. I know, as I have done it and He has given me the wisdom that I needed.