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Showing posts with label christian devotion. Show all posts
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Sunday, April 4, 2021

Celebrate Jesus' Victory Over the Grave

He rose triumphant over the grave! 

"Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again. No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father." (John 10: 17,18)

All praise and thanks to the Father, who gave us His Son to reconcile us to Himself; and to Jesus who surrendered His will to the will of the Father; and to the Holy Spirit who raised Him from the dead.

"And if Christ is in you, the body is dead because of sin, but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you." (Romans 8:10,11)

Because He lives, we have this blessed, glorious hope. Rejoice!

"Behold, I show you a mystery: we shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed. In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump; for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written: Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ."
(1 Corinthians 15:51-57)

If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:9)

"And Jesus came and spoke to them saying, 'All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.'"
 Amen.
(Matthew 28:18-20)


Monday, January 22, 2018

A Meditation: Today is a Gift from God


Today is a gift from God. "Blessed be the Lord, Who daily loads us with benefits, the God of our salvation! Selah. (Psalm 68:19)

He has given us His Word whereby man shall live. His Holy Spirit to those who believe on Him, without measure. His amazing grace and a hope that anchors the soul. Strength for the journey and peace that surpasses all understanding. His deliverance, His longsuffering and His forgiveness. His correction, His mercy and His justice, all wrapped in love.

Time would fail to tell of all His benevolence. Yet, consider His works and providence in creation.

Psalm 104 (Some excerpts below):

"He sends the springs into the valleys; they flow among the hills. They give drink to every beast of the field; the wild donkeys quench their thirst. By them the birds of the heavens have their home; they sing among the branches. He waters the hills from His upper chambers; the earth is satisfied with the fruit of Your works. He causes the grass to grow for the cattle and vegetation for the service of man, that he may bring forth food from the earth, and wine that makes glad the heart of man, oil to make his face shine, and bread which strengthens man's heart.

He appointed the moon for seasons, the sun knows its going down." (Psalm 104:10-19)

This great and wide sea in which are innumerable teeming things, living things both small and great. There the ships sail about; there is that Leviathan which You have made to play there. These all wait for You, that You may give them their food in due season. What You give them they gather in; You open Your hand, they are filled with good. You hide Your face, they are troubled; You take away their breath, they die and return to their dust. You send forth Your Spirit, they are created; and You renew the face of the earth. (Psalm 104:25-30)

All these and more He does. The Lord is good and His mercy endures forever.
Worship and bow in His presence. Praise the Lord!


- A Walk In The Garden Devotions


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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Life is Merry & Bright With Jesus Every Season

Daily Walk With Jesus: Having Christ as the center of our joy and knowing that He loves us so much, all of our seasons can be merry and bright. Whatever you're going through, draw near to God and He will draw near to you. In His presence, there is fullness of joy; at His right hand are pleasures forevermore. He is altogether lovely. Let us worship Him in the beauty of His holiness, in Spirit and in truth. May His peace rule in our hearts; may His joy overflow our souls.


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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Time Goes By

Devotional


How the years come and go. Each new year, we celebrate a new beginning. Excitement builds for all the things we hope to accomplish, but so often, we find ourselves procrastinating and before long, we close the book of blank pages. We are workers in God's vineyard, and our Master will require of us a reckoning of what we have done for His kingdom. He also cares about our desires and wants to fulfill them in accordance with His will and purpose for our lives. He's ready and willing to help us get back on track and make a difference in our world.



Time - The old saying that time waits for no man is absolutely true. Daybreak gives way to nightfall, and the hands on the clock keep moving. The days turn into months and the months into years. We celebrate birthdays and each new year brings us hope for a brighter future. That future is embodied in the will of God for our lives. Many times we make our plans for things that would satisfy us here and now, with little consideration as to how it fits into the eternal purpose of God.

We all want to feel useful in the hands of God. That our time spent on earth is used wisely for the greater good. We envision living a long and healthy life and accomplishing the goals we have set. For the child of God who believes in the finished work of Christ, our primary work is to do the will of God, just as Jesus stated of himself.

God has put desires into our hearts that He wants to fulfill. He invites us to ask of the Father anything in His name and He will do it. Again, this speaks of praying His will be done on earth as it is in heaven. It's not my will, but His.

Our God-given gifts and talents are intended to bring a blessing to those who would benefit from their use. God is honored as we exercise ourselves in them. Remember the Bible story of the servants who were entrusted with their master's goods and had to give a reckoning of their talents? The servant who hid his talent out of fear, received a scolding and confiscation of the single talent he had received.

Whatever we have been given of God, let us use it for His glory. Not comparing ourselves to others, for God has dispensed to each of us according to His will and purpose. Not being fearful, for the more we use the gift, God will bless it, for it is bringing Him much glory and praise. Amen.

Our life's journey is one of time on our way to eternity. While often beset by various trials and tribulations, our heavenly Father is with us. Rejoice! Our lives and times are truly in His hand. Let Him say, "Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of the Lord." {Matthew 25:21}

-A Walk In The Garden Devotionals




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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Morning Devotion: I Will Sing From the Covert of Your Wings

In the morning, my prayer shall come unto thee O Lord. You are my strength and my song. Daily I will seek your face. You awaken me to the beautiful sound of your voice. Whatever lies ahead, I know that you are with me to lead me all the day. I will trust and not be afraid. I will rest in your love and sing from the covert of your wings. Let your peace reign in our hearts, even as we keep our minds on thee Lord God. Amen.



Today's Scripture Reading: 

Psalm 91:1-7
He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, "He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust."

Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the perilous pestilence. He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you shall take refuge. His truth shall be your shield and buckler. You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, nor of the arrow that flies by day, nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday. A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand, but it shall not come near you.

Thanks be to God who loves us!






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