Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Why do I keep believing?

10/27/10I tell you the truth, anyone who believes has eternal life. John 5:47. Lord thank You that every word that came from Your mouth while You were here was truth then and is truth now and will be truth until the end of time. You accept anyone, in spite of where they have been, in spite what they have done, in spite of who they are, in spite of when they fail or succeeded, in spite of why it took them so long to accept or if they were raised with You their whole life, in spite of how they heard; all I have to do is believe and my eternal life begins right here right now. Every moment of every day is prep for my eternal life with You and I am not walking through this life alone anymore because I believe.

Monday, October 25, 2010

How do I deal with anger?

10/25/10 A man's wisdom gives him patience; it is his glory to overlook an offense. Proverbs 19:11. Lord my true wisdom comes from following Your words and Your example. Only then can I have patience in the midst of chaos. All glory and honor is Yours in any and every situation. Give me what I need today to overlook offenses and know that you are in control of all things. I give You my anger fill me with Your love.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

How can I get out of the darkness feeding on my own self-absorption?

10/20/10 Feed the hungry, and help those in trouble. Then Your light will shine out of the darkness, and the darkness around you will be as bright as noon. Isaiah 58:10. I am trying to maximize my leisure instead of my service, trying to escape pressure instead of lean on God through it. I am self- absorbed not self- sacrificing; I am too oblivious not understanding enough; I am uncaring toward pain and suffering worse than my own not compassionate enough to try to ease the pain or stop and listen to the suffering. WHEN THE DARKNESS WILL NOT LIFT – JOHN PIPER Help me Lord find opportunities to serve those You have given me; taking my eyes off my darkness and focus on bringing and sharing light to and with others.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

What is the personality of God?

10/13/10 Though I am surrounded by troubles, You will protect me from the anger of my enemies. You reach out Your hand, and the power of Your right hand saves me. Psalm 138:7. Your personality Lord is to protect me from more than I can bear, to reach out to me when I am sinking into despair, and to save me when no one else cares. The troubles from my enemies are on the outskirts of my life but You are my solid rock I stand upon.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

How can I obtain God’s promises?

10/12/10 Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep His promise. So we do not throw away this confident trust in the Lord. Remember the great reward it brings you! Patient endurance is what you need now, so that you will continue to do God's will. Then you will receive all that He has promised. Hebrews 10:23,35-36. Lord help me to hold tightly now to You, You are the only hope I have that never fails. You have kept all Your promises since the beginning. Forgive me Lord when I throw away my confident trust for my own selfish way. Heaven is my reward not ease here. As I patiently endure to do Your will, thank you for giving me daily in Your word what I need to cling to Your promises now and rest assured of them for eternity. honeydosbyjimmyhead

Friday, October 8, 2010

How can I recover spiritually?

10/8/10 O Lord You are so good ready to forgive; so full of unfailing love for all who ask for Your help. Listen closely to my prayer, O Lord; hear my urgent cry. I will call to You whenever I am in trouble, and You will answer me. Psalm 86:5-7. Lord I can recover when I ask for Your help; when I call out to You in urgent prayer, day or night, whether I am right with You or whether I have failed You. You hear and answer, in a way that is good for me not always the way I want. You forgive me and forget my sin, help me to forgive others to aid my own recovery. Lord Your love is unfailing and even though my love fails, help me not give up trying to love through You.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

How can I draw near to God?

10/7/10But in my distress I cried out to the Lord; yes, I prayed to my God for help. He heard me from His sanctuary; my cry to Him reached His ears. Psalm 18:6. Lord I cry out my prayers to You with my heart, mind and soul. Lord You know I need Your help; Lord I can't do this on my own. The only way to draw near to You is to admit I need to; I need Your sanctuary, I need You to hear. Lord right now I breathe deeply and release this to You knowing You hold all in Your hands.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

How can I commit my life to Christ?

10/ For it is by believing in your heart you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth you are saved. Romans 10:10. ADMIT – I admit God is my Creator, Sustainer, Savior. BELIEVE – I believe in my heart I am His creation, He holds me in His hand and saved me from my sins. CONFESS – I confess with my mouth that all I was, all I am, and all I will be is only by the grace of God. I commit this day to You.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

How can I give Satan his due, but no more?

10/5/10Satan can do nothing without Your permission, Lord. Job1:12. Satan can harass and kill but not destroy me because You have the victory over death. Hebrews 2:14. Satan can oppress, darken and deceive but can't abide the truth of Your word. 2 Timothy 2:24-26. WHEN THE DARKNESS WILL NOT LIFT-JOHN PIPER. Thank You Lord that I know that You are in control of everything going on with me. Thank You that no matter what I have the hope of heaven. Thank You that no matter how dark it is right now Your word always gives me comfort.

Monday, October 4, 2010

What can I say a child of God being persuaded he is not?

10/4/10 Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. All that I know is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God knows me completely. 1Corinthians13:12. Our dark certainties are not sureties. WHEN THE DARKNESS WILL NOT LIFT – JOHN PIPER. The world gives me an imperfect vision of who I am. The world reflects back at me only my imperfections. But through the eyes of Christ I can begin to see myself clearly for who I am, a child of God. My dark certainties are what is outside of God's best for me and incomplete because they lack hope. I am beginning and continuing to learn how the sureties I can completely know are the promises of who I am in You. You completely know who I am and love me anyway; shield me from the dark certainties of my mind and fill me with the surety of who I am in You.

Friday, October 1, 2010

What is the ground of my assurance when I can’t see my faith?

10/1/10 The wind blows wherever it wants. Just as you can hear the wind but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going, so you can't explain how people are born in the Spirit. John 3:8. My faith rises and falls, it has degrees. But my security does not rise and fall, it has no degrees. The darkest experience for a child of God is when his faith sinks out of his own sight. Not out of God's sight, but his. Yes it is possible to be so overwhelmed with darkness that you don't know if you are a Christian-and yet still be one. God is the bottom of my faith; and when it disappears for a season from my own view, God sustains and protects the root of my faith from destruction.


Thank You Lord for being my security when my faith has been shaky. Forgive me for judging those who are your children but are struggling in their faith. Help me be light to their darkness not a destroyer of their faith.