Friday

Don’t become partners with those who reject God. How can you make a partnership out of right and wrong? That’s not partnership; that’s war… 

God himself put it this way: “I’ll live in them, move into them; I’ll be their God and they’ll be my people. So leave the corruption and compromise; leave it for good,” says God. “Don’t link up with those who will pollute you. I want you all for myself. I’ll be a Father to you; you’ll be sons and daughters to me.” The Word of the Master, God.” (2 Cor 6:14)

This always reminds me of the story of the young girl who was being harassed by her friends for not wanting to join them on their planned evening out. “What, are you you frightened that your Dad might hurt you,“ they teased? “Actually, I’m frightened that I might hurt my Dad,” She responded.

Love is as love does ❤️

Thursday

(GOD speaking) “Do not be afraid of them [or their hostile faces], For I am with you [always] to protect you and deliver you,” says the LORD.” (Jer 1:8)

Child of the Living GOD – hear and ‘receive’ encouragement today from His Heart of Promise. ❤️

Wednesday

Never let evil defeat you, but defeat evil with good. (Rom 12:21)

Remember, we’re not robots, this is ALL about free will. Evil seeks to disrupt the perfect direction that GOD has decreed for us and the Holy Spirit (in us) wants us to choose. 

Yes, you’ll be forgiven for falling short – but think how much better your overall life would be if you would trust the Holy Spirit to defeat the evil that’s always provoking you with good?

Help me Father to park my ‘reactive’ nature today and ‘hear’ what you want me to say and do. Amen. ❤️

Tuesday

Lord, who dares to dwell with you? Who presumes the privilege of being close to you, living next to you in your shining place of glory? Who are those who daily dwell in the life of the Holy Spirit? (Psa 15:1)

I’d just left Bible College and we were offered a break with some other students in the south of France. Anyway, the Pastor of a small Church asked me to speak some words of words of encouragement at the Sunday service.  

We all prayed most of the night and I was excited. Then, Jesus came to Church… I remember the whirlwind of falling to my knees in abject loathing at myself – all my true thoughts, motives and desires parading in front of me!

The thing is, LOTS of people ran out of the place in fear – the few that stayed were blessed, healed and set free. 

I learned a great lesson that day – GOD is AWESOME! ❤️

Monday

… Every morning I lay out the pieces of my life on the altar and wait for your fire to fall upon my heart. (Psa 5:3)

All my heart breaking pieces of: “What can be done for ‘him’ or ‘her?’ And what about this, or that? And what can be done for them…?”

I can either shrug my shoulders in despair at all that’s happening, or talk about it all with GOD our Father, trusting and ‘knowing’ that He has heard and will answer. ❤️ 

Sunday

Here’s what I’ve learned through it all: Don’t give up; don’t be impatient; be entwined as one with the Lord. 

Be brave and courageous, and never lose hope. Yes, keep on waiting—for he will never disappoint you! (Psa 27:14)

Why do we give up – because we want our own way?

Why are we impatient – because we’re selfish and want it now!

Why do we separate ourselves from our entwinement – because we’ve learned nothing from Eve and like her, we can be easily led.

Why do we need to be brave and courageous – because we need to learn not to run away from hurt and pain and to stand with Jesus and face whatever stands against us ‘both’ full on!

Why do we need to keep hopeful – because GOD has ‘shown’ us how much He cares and even when he seems to fade away He is still bigger than anything that could ever try and rip us away from Him. 

Bottom line – He doesn’t want robots, He gave us free will and revealed Himself to us so that we could decide for ourselves whether or not we would choose Him. 

So to you – Child of the Living GOD, I say choose Life! ❤️

Saturday

(GOD speaking) “Honour me by trusting in me in your day of trouble. 

Cry aloud to me, and I will be there to rescue you.” (Psa 50:15)

All of today, people throughout the world will put their total trust in the hands of other humans and the machinery they operate. Train Drivers or Pilots. Doctors and nurses, Financial specialists. TV personalities, etc…

Our Father GOD, who knows every end from its beginning, and who is in TOTAL control of every atom of every universe, is asking us to honour Him – by simply entering into a living relationship with Him where, getting to know Him, our trust will flow naturally. ❤️