Let God’s truth renew you today

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And now the prize awaits me; the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give me on the day of his return. And the prize is not just for me but for all who eagerly look forward to his appearing.
– 2 Timothy 4: 8

 His Truth
God’s word sanctifies you. His truth preserves you, sets you free and will lead you into godliness. God’s truth casts down wrong doctrines, arguments, and every high thing that exalts itself against God. It is through His truth, which is His Word, that we bring every thought into captivity to Christ.

You see, you trusted after you heard the truth and you believed, then were sealed with the Holy Spirit. No one can snatch you from His Hand. No one , no circumstance can every separate you from God’s love for you.

All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. – 2 Timothy 3: 16

 

Remember:

  • You can do all things through Christ, He strengthens you
  • You are no longer a slave to sin – you must master any sin trying to take over your life and subdue it.
  • Do not be an instrument of unrighteousness.
  • Sin will not have dominion over you. Are you a slave to a sin? What do you obey? What has dominion over you?
  • Do not obey the lusts of the flesh, but follow the leading of the Holy Spirit.
  • Trust in Him in all your ways and He will direct you in the path you are going. If you at crossroads, you must stop- consider the roads before you and ask God for direction. He will lead you in the right way and when you follow His leading, you will have peace.
  • Put on all your armor, He has equipped you for battle.
  • Stand firm in your faith and He will make you firm. Set your mind to serve the law of God and not the law of sin.

Be renewed in the spirit of your mind, your inner man. Keep a close check on the thoughts you allow in. Put on the new man created according to God- holy and right and put away lying, hatred, unforgiveness, fighting, selfishness, covetous, complaining, jealousy, revenge, lust, laziness. Don’t be lazy. Do not grieve the Holy Spirit. Always be kind to others, patient, putting others first, quick to forgive, tenderhearted and always doing your best to be a peacemaker. Being a peacemaker doesn’t mean being a peacemaker when all is well for you, but in times when peace seems impossible- here is where you need to work hard to maintain peace. That is your calling.

Dear Lord,

    Remind me that my days are numbered and life is short. I am but a frail vapor , like a shadow. I trust only in you, even though others heap up riches , fame, desires of the flesh- yet all my hope , my desire and my trust is in you.
      Deliver me from my sins and do not put me to shame, for I trust in you. Make me beautiful forever in your eyes. Save me and deliver me from what the enemy tries to scheme. Put a wall of protection around me and all my family. Protect us from all evil. Raise up bars and gates so the enemy can not come in.  I bless those who speak against me, but remember their actions and see how I have obeyed your word. Bless my life and restore unto me 70times70 what the enemy has stolen.  
          Give ear to my cry, I wait patiently for the Lord. You pulled me up from the terrible pit and I delighted in you O God. You delivered me and I will tell others of your goodness, righteousness, lovingkindess and salvation.

  Your laws and righteousness are always in my heart.
In Jesus name,Amen 

 

My friends,  be strong through the grace that God gives you in Christ Jesus.

Eph 6:14, Ps 40:11, John 8:32, wph 4:15, Titus 1:1, 2 Cor 10;15, Eph 1″14, Jere 10, Phil 4:13, Romans 6:6,12,14, Ps 39-40, Eph 4, 2 Timothy 2:1

Many are the afflictions of the righteous, But the Lord WILL DELIVER YOU from them ALL Psalm 34

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I love to meditate and think about Psalm 34. There are so many promises and words of encouragement and hope. It’s a faith builder!

1-He will deliver you from all your fears! God doesn’t want you to worry or fear . Jesus even told us that in the last days when terrible things are about to come to the earth, He said – but don’t be troubled!.  If you are in dread or fear today, consider that there is a good chance they are unfounded and complete lies. Satan loves to fill people with fear  through lies

2- The Lord watches over you and Hears all your prayers and all your cries

3-The Lord  will save you from all your troubles.

4-His  angels have been sent to encamp around you. It’s true!

5-The Lord is near to those with a humble hear.

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PSALM 34

I will bless the Lord at all times;
His praise shall continually be in my mouth.
 My soul shall make its boast in the Lord;
The humble shall hear of it and be glad.
 Oh, magnify the Lord with me,
And let us exalt His name together.

 I sought the Lord, and He heard me,
And delivered me from all my fears.
 They looked to Him and were radiant,
And their faces were not ashamed.
 This poor man cried out, and the Lord heard him,
And saved him out of all his troubles.
 The angel of the Lord encamps all around those who fear Him,
And delivers them.

 Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good;
Blessed is the man who trusts in Him!
 Oh, fear the Lord, you His saints!
There is no want to those who fear Him.
The young lions lack and suffer hunger;
But those who seek the Lord shall not lack any good thing.

Come, you children, listen to me;
I will teach you the fear of the Lord.
Who is the man who desires life,
And loves many days, that he may see good?
Keep your tongue from evil,
And your lips from speaking deceit.
Depart from evil and do good;
Seek peace and pursue it.

The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous,
And His ears are open to their cry.
The face of the Lord is against those who do evil,
To cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.

 The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears,
And delivers them out of all their troubles.
The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart,
And saves such as have a contrite spirit.

Many are the afflictions of the righteous,
But the Lord delivers him out of them all.
He guards all his bones;
Not one of them is broken.
Evil shall slay the wicked,
And those who hate the righteous shall be condemned.
The Lord redeems the soul of His servants,
And none of those who trust in Him shall be condemned.

 Behave!

A Prayer for your bible study group

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    Lord,  I pray for our group this morning, fill us with a  desire to seek you and know you. Thank you Lord that you draw near to those who draw near to you. May we say as David did, “As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God”.   Lord, I thank you that you have called each one closer to you to know you,
   Lord, keep my eyes on you and keep me in constant prayer for each one of your precious daughters. Let them know how much you love them even though this love is too great for us to understand. Give them time to spend with you each day even though their lives may be filled with so much the world puts on them, Lord I pray that you would give them the time to study your word and the confidence to go before your throne.
   May this study bring us closer to you, purify our hearts and keep our loyalty on you alone. Show us our wrongs and teach us  the right way.  Keep us from becoming lukewarm or indifferent to you, keep us on the narrow path to salvation.  Lord, I pray that our meetings be like those of the first apostles, full of power, faith and salvation in Christ Jesus. Lord I pray that our lives would change, we would see your amazing power and have a powerful prayer life in Christ.    As we prepare to enter you Holy Place, search our hearts, test us and know our anxious thoughts, show us anything in us that offends you and lead us along the path of everlasting life.
    May the fire of your Holy Spirit fill our hearts and may your power be present  in our gatherings as we come together to pray, worship and study your word.  
  Lord bless their lives as they seek you, give them understanding as they read your word and wisdom in the paths you have set before them.  For those who are downcast or struggling, remind them that You are the lifter of their soul, you hold them by the hand and carry them through. You are our redeeming Savior may you fill their lives with more than enough and pull them out of harms way. Your thoughts are above our thoughts,
O Lord, how can we know the way?  Open our eyes, as you did to Hagar that we can see the hope we have in you, that we know you will never leave us, you are there with us every step of the way. Light the path that we are to go, as we stop, ask and obey your leading.  Your word says that your peace will guard our heart and mind, thank you for such a wonderful gift. Lord, I pray that your supernatural peace would guard our minds and our hearts and that our hearts would meditate on your word as we say “Lord, my heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast”. Truly your glory and mercy is too much for us to understand.
                   Thank you that your ways are above ours, remind us to put our trust in You alone and not in the words of man or the logic of the world. For your ways are far above anything we could think or imagine. Fill our hearts with the Joy that comes from the Holy Spirit, that in whatever condition or situation we are in, we will always praise your great name. You are our banner, our peace, our protector, our shield, our Savior and the God who saves.  Fill us with all wisdom and understanding that we may walk in your ways. Search our heart, O God , and show us anything that is not pleasing to you.  Thank you for drawing near to each of your beloved daughters in this study.  Being in your presence through Jesus Christ and the Power of the Holy Spirit is truly the greatest gift.
                Lord, give us your servants great boldness in proclaiming your name and your Word. Stretch out your hand with healing power and may miraculous signs and wonders be done through the name of your holy servant Jesus. We remember Lord, that you are the same today, yesterday and tomorrow. You word is send out and it never comes back void, it accomplishes all you want it to accomplish
        We praise you today, we look forward to the day when every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. Lord bless our group, and look with favor upon your beloved daughters as we draw near to you and our hearts sing praises to  your name.  In Jesus name, Amen
Lord, you are 
 
El Shaddai – The all sufficient One, The One who holds me, in whom I trust
El Elyon – The God Most High, You rule the affairs of men
Adonai -Beloved Lord and Master
El Olam – The everlasting God
Jehovah Jireh– The Lord will provide, He is my helper
Jehovah Nissi – The Lord my banner, He goes before me
Yahweh – Lord, Jehova
Jehova- raah – The Lord my Shepherd
Jehovah Rapha – The Lord who heals
Jehovah Shammah – The Lord is there
Jehova Tsidkenu – The Lord our righteousness
El roi – The God who sees, and delights in our lives
Jehovah Mekoddishkem- The Lord who sanctifies you
Jehova Sabaoth – The Lord of hosts. Lord of Heavens Armies
Jehova Shalom – The Lord is peace
Elohim– The Creator
 
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I will bless the Lord, O my soul Psalm 103

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Psalm 103
Bless the Lord, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His holy name!
Bless the Lord, O my soul, And forget not all His benefits:
Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases,

Who redeems your life from destruction,Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies,
Who satisfies your mouth with good things, So that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

The Lord executes righteousness and justice for all who are oppressed.
He made known His ways to Moses,His acts to the children of Israel.
The Lord is merciful and gracious,Slow to anger, and abounding in mercy.
He will not always strive with us, Nor will He keep His anger forever.
 He has not dealt with us according to our sins, Nor punished us according to our iniquities.

For as the heavens are high above the earth, So great is His mercy toward those who fear Him;
As far as the east is from the west, So far has He removed our transgressions from us.

As a father pities his children, So the Lord pities those who fear Him.
For He knows our frame; He remembers that we are dust.

As for man, his days are like grass;As a flower of the field, so he flourishes.
For the wind passes over it, and it is gone ,And its place remembers it no more.
But the mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting On those who fear Him,
And His righteousness to children’s children, To such as keep His covenant,And to those who remember His commandments to do them.

The Lord has established His throne in heaven, And His kingdom rules over all.

Bless the Lord, you His angels, Who excel in strength, who do His word,Heeding the voice of His word.
Bless the Lord, all you His hosts,You ministers of His, who do His pleasure.
Bless the Lord, all His works, In all places of His dominion. Bless the Lord, O my soul!

  Yes, today I will bless the Lord. Even though annoying things try to interfere, the words of rude people try to shake me, I will still bless the Lord. I feel like a memo went out to the world : “make her life difficult in every way” – that’s how the last two weeks have felt. How can I have so much interference everywhere I turn? Why isn’t everything going my way? Why are the simplistic things turning into long dragged out trials? Why am I dealing with so many problems?  Whatever! I’m going to bless the Lord and refuse to be brought down.

   I will bless the Lord, with all my soul and forget not His benefits. I will lift my head up and wait for my King. He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases, He redeems my life from destruction and crowns me with loving kindness and tender mercies. How awesome is that?!? He makes all my problems disappear as I refocus. I will rejoice for this is the day that the Lord has made. He will strengthen me and renew my youth  like the eagles. Amen, it just doesn’t get any better than that.