Saturday

Since God assured us, “I’ll never let you down, never walk off and leave you,” we can boldly quote, God is there, ready to help; I’m fearless no matter what.

Who or what can get to me? (Heb 13:5)

As I understand it, trust isn’t just abrogating our responsibilities by trying to protect our vulnerabilities and running away. But instead we willingly accept and actually ‘increase’ our vulnerability by allowing ourselves to rely upon the One Who has Promised to help us.

A bit like going to a doctor with a busted hand. We don’t really want someone messing with us and creating even more pain, but we trust that once they’ve sorted it all out, then healing will come. Hallelujah! X

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Friday

This mystery has been kept in the dark for a long time, but now it’s out in the open. God wanted everyone, not just Jews, to know this rich and glorious secret inside and out, regardless of their background, regardless of their religious standing.

The mystery in a nutshell is just this: Christ is in you, so therefore you can look forward to sharing in God’s glory. It’s that simple.

That is the substance of our Message. We preach Christ, warning people not to add to the Message. (Col 1:27)

I love the story of the time that Jesus entered Jerusalem riding on a Donkey.

The story goes that when the Donkey gets back to his friends in the stable, the rest of his friends ask him “what was all THAT about?! All the humans shouting praises and throwing their coats and palm branches down at your feet as you walked?

“I know,” replied the Donkey, “I never realised people liked me so much!”

Stay humble, Child of the Living GOD, and enjoy your life. X

Thursday

Trust GOD from the bottom of your heart; don’t try to figure out everything on your own.

Listen for GOD ’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he’s the one who will keep you on track.

Don’t assume that you know it all. Run to GOD! Run from evil! Your body will glow with health, your very bones will vibrate with life!

Honour GOD with everything you own; give him the first and the best. Your barns will burst, your wine vats will brim over.

But don’t, dear friend, resent GOD ’s discipline; don’t sulk under his loving correction. It’s the child he loves that GOD corrects; a father’s delight is behind all this. (Pro 3:5)

Once again I ask our Papà GOD what He’d like to say to His Children on this blog, and He leads me back to these scriptures.

This reminds me of one of the very first times I begged, cried, screamed for an answer to a particular problem and got: “Trust Me!”

Happy that I felt I got ‘something’ but not satisfied with it, I kept on going: “isn’t there anything more You’d like to say” I asked?

“Trust me – please!” Came the response. X

Wednesday

When things were going great I crowed, “I’ve got it made. I’m GOD ’s favorite. He made me king of the mountain.”

Then you looked the other way and I fell to pieces.” (Psa 30:6)

How many years will our Papà ‘parent’ us? FOREVER! We cost Him far too much (in Jesus) for Him to dump us. He loves us. X

Tuesday

Then those whose lives honored GOD got together and talked it over. GOD saw what they were doing and listened in.

A book was opened in God’s presence and minutes were taken of the meeting, with the names of the GOD -fearers written down, all the names of those who honored GOD ’s name.

GOD -of-the-Angel-Armies said, “They’re mine, all mine. They’ll get special treatment when I go into action. I treat them with the same consideration and kindness that parents give the child who honors them.

Once more you’ll see the difference it makes between being a person who does the right thing and one who doesn’t, between serving God and not serving him.” (Mal 3:16)

We all know what unconditional love is. We either give it to our family – or seek for it ourselves. And we all know how it feels to be ignored.

(Jesus speaking) “If you love me, show it by doing what I’ve told you. (John 14:15). X

Monday

Cultivate your own relationship with God, but don’t impose it on others.

You’re fortunate if your behavior and your belief are coherent. But if you’re not sure, if you notice that you are acting in ways inconsistent with what you believe—some days trying to impose your opinions on others, other days just trying to please them—then you know that you’re out of line.

If the way you live isn’t consistent with what you believe, then it’s wrong. (Rom 14:22)

Immensely powerful statement which doesn’t need unpacking. Lord – help! X

Sunday

One day he (Jesus) was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said, “Master, teach us to pray just as John taught his disciples.” So he said,

“When you pray, say, Father, Reveal who you are. Set the world right. Keep us alive with three square meals. Keep us forgiven with you and forgiving others. Keep us safe from ourselves and the Devil.” (Luke 11:1)

How prominent does forgiveness lives in GOD’s heart? Hallelujah for Your Mercy and Grace Lord. X