Tuesday

It stands to reason, doesn’t it, that if the alive-and-present God who raised Jesus from the dead moves into your life, he’ll do the same thing in you that he did in Jesus, bringing you alive to himself?

When God lives and breathes in you (and he does, as surely as he did in Jesus), you are delivered from that dead life. With his Spirit living in you, your body will be as alive as Christ’s! (Rom 8:9)

GOD ALWAYS WAS THE HEALER. He is the healer still, and will ever remain the Healer. Healing is for YOU. Jesus healed, “all that came to Him.” He never turned any one away. He never said, “It is not God’s will to heal you,” or that it was better for the individual to remain sick, or that they were being perfected in character through the sickness. He healed them ALL. Thereby demonstrating FOREVER God’s unchangeable will concerning sickness. John G. Lake. X

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Monday

(Jesus speaking) “What I’m trying to do here is get you to relax, not be so preoccupied with getting so you can respond to God’s giving.

People who don’t know God and the way he works fuss over these things, but you know both God and how he works.

Steep yourself in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. You’ll find all your everyday human concerns will be met. Don’t be afraid of missing out. You’re my dearest friends! The Father wants to give you the very kingdom itself.” (Luke 12:29)

Let go of your own agenda and seek first the Kingdom of GOD, and all these things – ALL these things, will be given to you xx

Sunday

The Israelites said, “Rule over us, you and your son and your grandson. You have saved us from Midian’s tyranny.”

Gideon said, “I most certainly will not rule over you, nor will my son. GOD will reign over you.” (Judges 8:22)

As I’ve gotten older in Christ, I easily recognise (in myself), one predominantly obvious ‘sin!’ That of jumping straight into ‘let’s fix it mode,’ instead of asking for help or even recognising that the Holy Spirit not only is ‘with me’ but actually knows exactly what the real problem is.

Dear Holy Spirit, please forgive my independence and help me to acknowledge and trust your loving direction over my life and those you lead me to. Amen. X

Saturday

How can I stand up before GOD and show proper respect to the high God? Should I bring an armload of offerings topped off with yearling calves? Would GOD be impressed with thousands of rams, with buckets and barrels of olive oil? Would he be moved if I sacrificed my firstborn child, my precious baby, to cancel my sin?

But he’s already made it plain how to live, what to do, what GOD is looking for in men and women. It’s quite simple: Do what is fair and just to your neighbor, be compassionate and loyal in your love, And don’t take yourself too seriously— take God seriously. (Micah 6:6).

Enough said. X

Friday

Don’t lose your grip on Love and Loyalty. Tie them around your neck; carve their initials on your heart. Earn a reputation for living well in God’s eyes and the eyes of the people. (Prov 3:3)

Once again I was drawn away by His Spirit to a different scripture. It seems that one of us needs a particular encouragement on Love and Loyalty.

St Google tells us that the definition of Loyalty is: “a strong feeling of support or allegiance”.

So, as I see it, loving someone actually means more than most of us ‘busy people’ want to accept.

Lord, please convict us through your Holy Spirit as to what You want us to do for others. X

Thursday

(GOD speaking) “For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it to you on the altar to make atonement for your souls; for it is the blood that makes atonement, by reason of the life [which it represents].’” (Lev 17:11)

Jesus gave up his stunning life, that we might be made awesome… x

Wednesday

(Jesus speaking) “Give, and it will be given to you. They will pour into your lap a good measure–pressed down, shaken together, and running over [with no space left for more].

For with the standard of measurement you use [when you do good to others], it will be measured to you in return.” (Luke 6:38)

Many of us have become incredibly tight fisted, when GOD is more interested in our tight hearts.

It’s NOT all about money. In fact, sometimes it’s much easier to just throw money at the problem, (and then walk away trying not to feel smug), than putting on the sackcloth and getting down in the ashes with them. X