Peace, Evil, Hope and Future

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you,” says the Lord, “thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you hope and a future.
Jeremiah 29:11 KJV
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Walk Through The Bible 365

Pour It Out
In many Hebrew manuscripts Psalms 42 and 43 constitute one psalm.From these passages can you hear the cry of the writer’s soul? His soul is downcast, thirsty, taunted, forgotten, disturbed, rejected, and oppressed. Ever feel one of these emotions at least one time? The Psalmist pours it out to his Savior and his God by claiming “… for yet I will praise Him.” Don’t be surprised when we praise our Savior and our God and see His love and grace granted towards us..
Prayer: Glory and Power and Praise be to you, O LORD, Maker of Heaven and Earth! I praise you because you are God Almighty. You reign forever and ever. I praise you for salvation, love, mercy, grace, and forgiveness – forevermore! I praise you because you will take care of me in my distress.In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

And Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost returned from Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, Being forty days tempted of the devil. And in those days he did eat nothing: and when they were ended, he afterward hungered. And the devil said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, command this stone that it be made bread. And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God. And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it. If thou therefore wilt worship me, all shall be thine. And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve. And he brought him to Jerusalem, and set him on a pinnacle of the temple, and said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down from hence: For it is written, He shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee: And in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone. And Jesus answering said unto him, It is said, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God. And when the devil had ended all the temptation, he departed from him for a season. And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee: and there went out a fame of him through all the region round about. And he taught in their synagogues, being glorified of all. And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read. And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written, The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, To preach the acceptable year of the Lord. And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him. And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears. And all bare him witness, and wondered at the gracious words which proceeded out of his mouth. And they said, Is not this Joseph’s son? And he said unto them, Ye will surely say unto me this proverb, Physician, heal thyself: whatsoever we have heard done in Capernaum, do also here in thy country. And he said, Verily I say unto you, No prophet is accepted in his own country. But I tell you of a truth, many widows were in Israel in the days of Elias, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, when great famine was throughout all the land; But unto none of them was Elias sent, save unto Sarepta, a city of Sidon, unto a woman that was a widow. And many lepers were in Israel in the time of Eliseus the prophet; and none of them was cleansed, saving Naaman the Syrian. And all they in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were filled with wrath, And rose up, and thrust him out of the city, and led him unto the brow of the hill whereon their city was built, that they might cast him down headlong. But he passing through the midst of them went his way, And came down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee, and taught them on the sabbath days. And they were astonished at his doctrine: for his word was with power. And in the synagogue there was a man, which had a spirit of an unclean devil, and cried out with a loud voice, Saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art; the Holy One of God. And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace, and come out of him. And when the devil had thrown him in the midst, he came out of him, and hurt him not. And they were all amazed, and spake among themselves, saying, What a word is this! for with authority and power he commandeth the unclean spirits, and they come out. And the fame of him went out into every place of the country round about. And he arose out of the synagogue, and entered into Simon’s house. And Simon’s wife’s mother was taken with a great fever; and they besought him for her. And he stood over her, and rebuked the fever; and it left her: and immediately she arose and ministered unto them. Now when the sun was setting, all they that had any sick with divers diseases brought them unto him; and he laid his hands on every one of them, and healed them. And devils also came out of many, crying out, and saying, Thou art Christ the Son of God. And he rebuking them suffered them not to speak: for they knew that he was Christ. And when it was day, he departed and went into a desert place: and the people sought him, and came unto him, and stayed him, that he should not depart from them. And he said unto them, I must preach the kingdom of God to other cities also: for therefore am I sent. And he preached in the synagogues of Galilee.
Luke 4:1‭-‬44 KJV
https://bible.com/bible/1/luk.4.1-44.KJV

To the chief musician Maschil, for the sons of Korah

As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God. My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God? My tears have been my meat day and night, while they continually say unto me, Where is thy God? When I remember these things, I pour out my soul in me: for I had gone with the multitude, I went with them to the house of God, with the voice of joy and praise, with a multitude that kept holyday. Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance. O my God, my soul is cast down within me: therefore will I remember thee from the land of Jordan, and of the Hermonites, from the hill Mizar. Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of thy waterspouts: all thy waves and thy billows are gone over me. Yet the Lord will command his lovingkindness in the daytime, and in the night his song shall be with me, and my prayer unto the God of my life. I will say unto God my rock, Why hast thou forgotten me? why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy? As with a sword in my bones, mine enemies reproach me; while they say daily unto me, Where is thy God? Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.
Psalms 42:1‭-‬11 KJV
https://bible.com/bible/1/psa.42.1-11.KJV

Seeds of Spring: A Woman’s 40 Day Devotional

Day 22
Planting and Tending Your Garden
SEED OF TRUTH
Read Ephesians 4:17-24.
Listen to Paul carefully. Our Christian walk is an intentional, daily, focused effort to choose to walk in the light. What do you learn about the futile, hopeless way of the unbeliever?
PLANT THE SEED
Quietly recite today’s focus verse to yourself. Hide it in your heart and meditate on it throughout the day.
Ephesians 4:23-24
“And that you be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and put on the new self, which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth.”
WATER THE SEED
Where do you see indifference in your heart? Has your heart grown cold? You may still have feelings for the Lord and convictions about His truth, but you may notice your desire to be in His word has waned. Your compassion for others has diminished and your focus has shifted from Christ to self.
Turn your eyes toward Christ. Confess your hardness of heart. Ask Him for help. Ask Him to revive you in His love and in His compassion to have mercy on you.
What needs to be changed in your thinking process? Where can you see your own futile thinking? Be observant of your thoughts today (Romans 12:2). When you catch yourself thinking a futile thought, stop, write it down, and put a truth in its place. If you think a critical thought of someone, stop and replace it with a loving thought. If you begin to worry, stop and put on the new self. Put on truth and find a Bible verse that will combat that worry head-on. Just remember that what we think will have profound implications on how we act. The first battle to be fought and won, with the help of Christ, is in the mind. Fight with dependence on His grace and the Holy Spirit.
BEAR THE FRUIT
Renewed in the spirit.
CLOSE IN PRAYER
Ask the Lord to bring to life all that has been planted in your heart today.

This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind, Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart: Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness. But ye have not so learned Christ; If so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus: That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.
Ephesians 4:17‭-‬24 KJV
https://bible.com/bible/1/eph.4.17-24.KJV

I am Grateful series Parts 2-4

Sorry I have not been posting been going through some stuff. God has me back on track.

Psalm 34:1-22

A Psalm of David, when he changed his behaviour before Abimelech; who drove him away, and he departed.
1I will bless the Lord at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.
2My soul shall make her boast in the Lord: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad.
3O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together.
4I sought the Lord, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.
5They looked unto him, and were lightened: and their faces were not ashamed.
6This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.
7The angel of the Lord encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them.
8O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.
9O fear the Lord, ye his saints: for there is no want to them that fear him.
10The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the Lord shall not want any good thing.
11Come, ye children, hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of the Lord.
12What man is he that desireth life, and loveth many days, that he may see good?
13Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile.
14Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.
15The eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry.
16The face of the Lord is against them that do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.
17The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.
18The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.
19Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivereth him out of them all.
20He keepeth all his bones: not one of them is broken.
21Evil shall slay the wicked: and they that hate the righteous shall be desolate.
22The Lord redeemeth the soul of his servants: and none of them that trust in him shall be desolate.
Isaiah 57:11-12
11And of whom hast thou been afraid or feared, that thou hast lied, and hast not remembered me, nor laid it to thy heart? have not I held my peace even of old, and thou fearest me not?
12I will declare thy righteousness, and thy works; for they shall not profit thee.
Psalms 132:9
9Let thy priests be clothed with righteousness; and let thy saints shout for joy.

 

Not Willing to Settle Week 2

Luke 11:1-13

The Lord teaches you how to pray, seek Christ Jesus in prayer. Do not settle how someone pray, ask God how you should pray and what to pray for. He knows what your needs are before you pray, however still ask, as he wants to hear from you as he leads you.

If you have missed last weeks sermon Not Willing to Settle this is part one

When you go to him go humbly and with abundance of faith that your prayers will be answered, but remember it will be in his time not our time. For our time is not his time, but He is always on time.