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Month: August 2017

Daily Devotion: Success

“Hello. Have Yourself A Revealing Week Ahead . . . “

And the Lord shall make you the head and not the tail; and you shall be above only, and you shall not be beneath, if you heed the commandments of the Lord, your God. May He bless us. May He keep us. May He make His face to shine upon us.

May He be gracious to us. Bless Him Always.

Smile. Live On Purpose and Love Out Loud.

Daily Inspiration Nugget

The art of being wise is knowing what to overlook.

William James

Daily Inspiration Nugget

Who aims at excellence will be above mediocrity; who aims at

mediocrity will be far short of it.

Burmese Saying

Daily Inspiration Nugget

Our plans miscarry because they have no aim. When a man does not

know what harbor he is making for, no wind is the right wind.

Seneca

Daily Devotion: Hear Counsel

Daily Devotion

“Hello. Have Yourself An Obedient Week Ahead . . . “

Hear counsel, receive instruction and accept correction, that you may be wise in the time to come.” Always Serve, Love and Give. The Lord gives. Do not miss out on the great things the Lord has given and kept in His stores for us. Let’s give that which we need to receive.

Smile. Live On Purpose and Love Out Loud.

Daily Inspiration Nugget: Wisdom

On every thorn, delightful wisdom grows,

In every rill a sweet instruction flows.

Edward Young

Daily Inspiration Nugget

Daily Inspiration Nugget

When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.

Helen Keller

The Case For Faith

Your Faith matters

In a time like this, it’s more imperative to have faith if you are to steer clear from all the things around you that parade like it’s normal, accepted and righteous behavior.

Faith is defined as “being sure of what you hope for, and certain of what you don’t see…”

Faith is not the same as hope.

Hope is an expectation of something in the future.

Faith is a certain knowing in the now.

Faith is “now”. Now, I know. Now, I am sure.

The Case for faith in our current times is even stronger than at any time in our generation.

All around us, you see events, current affairs and social signals, behaviors and matters that are considered sin in the eyes of God now being accepted as ‘normal’ behavior.

Prayers being forbidden from the schoolroom is ‘normal.’

Same sex marriage has become legal in most states.

Bribing is as normal as a cup of tea.

In times like this, you need faith just to distinguish between sin and God’s law so that you don’t get into the trap of accepting the status quo just because it is man’s law.

Now, I hear there are non gender bathrooms in some states.

Really?

By faith you know who you are in God, you know you are and you know why certain things are considered illegal in front of God.

Faith gives you the knowing that whatever option is in front of you is true and authentic in front of God.

There’s another reason for faith.

God’s promises are claimed by faith, and not by sight.

In other words, you need to believe the unseen before it materializes in your life.

You need to speak the unspoken, believe the ‘un-believed’, act on the unseen.

In present day, that’s a hard sell.

How do you tell someone who is in debt that they are debt free?

They can’t see it, much less believe it.

But that’s the law as far as God goes.

For it to materialize in your life, believe what you don’t see.

In faith, faith is the substance, the hard core evidence that what you ask God for actually exists.

Faith is the blueprint.

Distinction Between Faith And Hope Prayers

Most of us pray amiss.

We pray prayers asking God to answer it in the future.

Here’s an example.

“OH God of heaven and earth, grant me $3,400 by next week Friday to clear my pending school loans”

That prayer won’t be answered.

You’ve probably prayed prayers like that in the past around similar requests, but basing it either on a timeline in the future or using the phrase, “if it is your wish…”

The challenge with that is God is spirit and in the spiritual world, there is no time.

Everything is now.

Meaning if you have to approach Him, you need to believe in that moment that He hears you and rewards you according to your request if it is in line with His Will.

He answers you in the NOW, and not on a timeline based on the future.

That’s where we make our next mistake. Because we don’t back up our position with concrete knowledge that it is His will in the first place.

By using the phrase, “if it be your Will” we are showing Him that we are not sure that it is His Will. Faith tells us that we must be sure of what we ask for before approaching Him, or else we shouldn’t expect Him to answer our prayers.

In other words, don’t pray a hope prayer.A hope prayer places its answer in the future. A faith prayer places its answer in the ‘now.’