Tuesday

I John, saw all these things with my own eyes, heard them with my ears. Immediately when I heard and saw, I fell on my face to worship at the feet of the Angel who laid it all out before me.

He objected, “No you don’t! I’m a servant just like you and your companions, the prophets, and all who keep the words of this book. Worship God!” (Rev 22:8)

There’s an old adage that says: “familiarity breeds contempt.” I must admit that I’d gone down this route a bit too far when GOD in His Grace opened my eyes.

Let me explain – I was watching a TV programme and an Angel was depicted in all his glory. The CGI was amazing and you couldn’t fail to be in awe!

Then I got thinking – if man can be so easily impressed with just an Angel (a created Messenger of GOD), how much MORE is GOD!

Lord, I know that You have revealed Yourself to me, but pease help me to not think of You any less than You Are in Truth! I love You Lord. Amen. X

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Wednesday

Yes, indeed—God is my salvation. I trust, I won’t be afraid.

GOD —yes GOD!—is my strength and song, best of all, my salvation! (Isa 12:2)

Some reading this will be thinking “easy words to say, but you don’t know ‘my’ life!”

The thing is – GOD does! He knows ‘exactly ‘where’ you are and ‘how’ to lead you out!

(GOD speaking) “Child of Mine, trust me enough to honour me.” X

Monday

By your words I can see where I’m going; they throw a beam of light on my dark path. I’ve committed myself and I’ll never turn back from living by your righteous order.

Everything’s falling apart on me, GOD; put me together again with your Word. Festoon me with your finest sayings, GOD; teach me your holy rules.

My life is as close as my own hands, but I don’t forget what you have revealed. The wicked do their best to throw me off track, but I don’t swerve an inch from your course.

I inherited your book on living; it’s mine forever— what a gift! And how happy it makes me! I concentrate on doing exactly what you say— I always have and always will. (Psa 119:105)

I love the Psalms. They’re such a fabulously rich source of truths for us all …! X

Sunday

(GOD speaking) “To the one who comes near me, I will show myself holy; Before all the people, I will show my glory.” (Lev 10:3)

When I was first introduced to GOD, I was beside myself. Shame, anger, bitterness flooded me and I just ‘knew’ that all the stupid and ugly things I’d chosen to do (my sins), wouldn’t let me go through.

I remember the immense sorrow that threatened to carry me off and away into the darkness of even more self pity.

Then what Jesus spoke came true for me: “No one comes to the Father, but he comes through me…!” He appeared. He gently led me. I didn’t understand anything about His blood or sacrifice – I knew only of His Awesome Forgiveness and Love for me.

This is my prayer for you and yours today. X

Thursday

(Jesus speaking) “The person who knows my commandments and keeps them, that’s who loves me.

And the person who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and make myself plain to him.” (John 14:21)

The more is research, the more I see that the early Christian Church didn’t rely upon clever men and women having to entertain the flock. GOD would Manifest Himself among them.

Come Emmanuel, receive Your Glory amongst us this day. Hallelujah! X

Saturday

… focusing our eyes on Jesus, who is the Author and Perfecter of faith [the first incentive for our belief and the One who brings our faith to maturity]… (Heb 12:2)

So many distractions, and GOD knows them all. Some are no more than gossamer and cobwebs while some are in fact quite painful.

So often we cry out, “what’s all this for?” But like someone said “love doesn’t know where it’s heading, but it knows and trusts the One who is leading.” X

Wednesday

… we will not compare ourselves with each other as if one of us were better and another worse. We have far more interesting things to do with our lives.

Each of us is an original. (Gal 5:25)

If we could seriously grasp this truth then I’m convinced we wouldn’t go through half the la la were do!

Papà’s contentment means no more competing for attention, or putting our finances in jeopardy through trying to live well over our means. No more fighting depressive and demeaning thoughts, no more need for self gratifying toxic substances.

Lord Jesus. Please help us to lose the rubbish we’re holding onto and hang instead onto You … Amen! X