Friday, 2 March 2018

Today's Devotional, Something For Everyone

"Word Of The Day: Hope

Quote Of The Day: "Actions prove who someone is, words just prove who they pretend to be"

" But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light; Let thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us, according as we hope in thee. Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the Lord. Uphold me according unto thy word, that I may live: and let me not be ashamed of my hope. But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministryof the word.". Acts 6:4

Worship Song: Way Maker by Sinach

Something To Think About 
Sometimes our past, attempt to illegal conduct a total recall on one's desire to move forward. It is sometimes hard to move away from habits, it is hard to move away from addictions, it is hard to be consistent, it is hard to move away from abusive behaviour, it is hard to move away from having a low self-esteem and sometimes it is hard to speak positive words back into your life in the midst of negative words attempting to envelope you by another human being from time to time. Today word of God gives you hope.  No matter how many times your regress you must P.U.S.H. (Pray Until Something Happens). We fall down but you MUST get back up again. 

The fact that you are alive you are a celebration of unlimited possibilities. 

You must scripturally unlearn to scripturally learn how to love you, how to be kind to you, how to not want what belongs to others, you are not proud but humble, you cannot dishonour yourself to honour others, you cannot continue to act within the best interest of selfishness and you cannot allow evil to override good. Living in an imperfect world allows all Christians to daily tell one's self, "now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty." We can with scriptural work liberate one's self from whatever situation you are challenge with. "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose." 

Health Segment: "Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth." 3 John 1:2 

Men's Devotional: False Advertisement
For everything in the world -- the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life -- comes not from the Father but from the world. I John 2:16

Remember the Mercury Merkur? You probably don’t, since this sports car was imported from Germany only from 1985 to 1989, but thanks to its European styling and four-cylinder, turbocharged electronic fuel injection engine, the speedy Merkur became a cult car in the latter half of the 1980s. 

The fact that I was newly married (with a new baby and living in an apartment) might have you saying that this would not be the most practical car to drive off a dealer’s lot. But I had been tooling around in a boring maroon Chevy Celebrity, and I wanted some real wheels. Sure enough, I found a black Xr4Ti with my name on it at a local dealer. Afterall, you are what you drive, aren’t you?

I look back at what I did then and shake my head. First, what a sucker I was! I really thought a car loaded with sex appeal that cornered well would fundamentally alter my identity and happiness. Second, what a financial nightmare I entered into! My impulse buy created impulse debt as I repaired and rebuilt the entire bucket of bolts, over the next five years. By that time you could have stamped on my forehead a big red L for loser.

I’m sure we can all look back at the way our mind deceived us simply appealing to the world and its false advertisement. It really does give us the want to read the label more closely. How much better would we be if we had only looked at the overall impact of our actions? It might be good to check our identity at the door of Hooters. Maybe imagining the big red L on our forehead the next time we impulsively accept the false advertisement, whatever it is. Father, thank you for reminding me who I really am, Your son. Every Man Ministries 

Women Devotional: 

Youth Devotional 
Marriage Devotional 
The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple. The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes. The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether. More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb. Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward. Who can understand his errors? cleanse thou me from secret faults. Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me: then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the great transgression. Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer. Psalm 19:7-14

Saturday, 13 January 2018

Suicide, If Someone Tells You Something And It Is Anti-Life, Say Something!

Suicide is considered a "issues of life"
Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life" Proverbs 4:23

Let Us Pray:
Almighty God, today the Christian community take authority over all named and unnamed spirit that is anti-life that is seeking someone right now to destroy. God whoever that person may be dispatch your angels who are called by your name according to Psalm 91 to conduct a 911 call on someones life. Shutdown all the negative stories in their mind as You Almighty God start the process of  renewing their gifted mind right now. We the Christian community activate Isaiah 54:17 throughout their body, soul, spirit and mind who are crying out for help. God intervene on behalf of someone  who is asking, "I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.  My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber. Psalm 121:1-3

Scripture Reading: Psalm 118:17, Psalm 71:1
Someone needs to know, you "shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the Lord.  In thee, O Lord, do I put my trust: let me never be put to confusion.

Worship Song: 

"Lack of Knowledge" Segment: Suicide 
"My people are destroyed for Lack of Knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee..."for not being diligent  to learn various knowledge for personal growth, development  and awareness. Hosea 4:6 

A year ago a good friend of mine attempted suicide by jumping off a bridge onto a busy highway. Recently a close family member also attempted suicide four times who is between the age range of 13 –15 by hanging; who has never taken drugs in their life which is a medical fact.

This is how I know God has a plan for both of these precious lives.... they are ALIVE! I imagine God putting darkness on notice by declaring somebody is praying for them. Both of these two individuals survived who are getting professional help and  the unconditional support they need to transition them into a state of wholeness instead of pain.

Question would you be able to recognize the signs of suicide? 
"Lack of knowledge" regarding suicide can cost a life. Each of us have it within us to save a life, provide resources, help someone, support someone or just listening and not saying a word. If it is anti-life in nature say something. 

Dr. Caroline Leaf on Faith & The Power of The Brain

One of the things everyone can start doing right now, is to be patient with you, be kind to you and always persevere. Your purpose in this life is to always act within the best interest of you and if you need help tell someone.  Asking for help is a sign of strength not weakness.  


Scripturalizing Your Life

Devotional Itinerary: 
Scripture Reading, Worship Song, Something To Think About: Homosexuality, Dr. Caroline Leaf, Devotional: Fitting In, Marriage Men's Devotional:Soar Like an Eagle or Walk Like a Pigeon and Women's Devotional: The Hope That Is Our Lifeline, Sermon:  A New Outlook:All Eyes On Him  T.D..Jakes. 

Scripture Reading: 
No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord. Isaiah 54:17 

Something To Think About: Homosexuality.

Devotional: Fitting In
Lee is a diligent and reliable bank employee. Yet he often finds himself sticking out like a sore thumb for living out his faith. This reveals itself in practical ways, such as when he leaves the break room during an inappropriate conversation. At a Bible study, he shared with his friends, “I fear that I’m losing promotion opportunities for not fitting in.” 

Believers during the prophet Malachi’s time faced a similar challenge. They had returned from exile and the temple had been rebuilt, but there was skepticism about God’s plan for their future. Some of the Israelites were saying, “It is futile to serve God. What do we gain by carrying out his requirements . . . ? But now we call the arrogant blessed. 

Certainly evildoers prosper, and even when they put God to the test, they get away with it” (Malachi 3:14–15). 

Lord, help us to keep on encouraging one another to stay faithful to You in this faithless world. 

How can we stand firm for God in a culture that tells us we will lose out if we don’t blend in? The faithful in Malachi’s time responded to that challenge by meeting with like-minded believers to encourage each other. Malachi shares this important detail with us: “The Lord listened and heard” (v. 16). 

God notices and cares for all who fear and honor Him. He doesn’t call us to “fit in” but to draw closer to Him each day as we encourage each other. Let’s stay faithful! 

Lord, help us to keep on encouraging one another to stay faithful to You in this faithless world. Source: Our Daily Bread 

Marriage Devotional: Dr. James Dobson 

Men’s Devotional: Soar Like an Eagle or Walk Like a Pigeon 
“They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint” Isaiah 40:31 

My buddy Dan loves eagles. And while he loves to see them up close in nature he hates seeing eagles in a cage. His thinking goes like this: a “sitting eagle” is a oxymoron. Imagine being created to soar but being grounded in perpetuity in a zoo. Think about it for a second. This is a bird designed by God to drift, wings spread effortlessly, over mountains, climbing thermals and climbing many miles with ease. As far as birds go eagles are strong. They can ascend to 10,000 feet or more, they rarely have to flap their wings when migrating to feeding areas and yet they can hit speeds up to seventy five mile per hour when descending to nest or munch on a rabbit. 

We need to be reminded that every God’s man is an eagle not a pigeon. Many are practically and spiritually acting as if they were pigeons. They are majestic, highly created servants of God who are acting out of character, contrary to their design, wings tucked, and imprisoned by their own bad thinking about themselves and their God. They are swallowing the lies of their feelings, flesh, and fantasies about who they are and what they are supposed to be experiencing. 

Amid the winds of change and challenge, God’s Man must activate, partner and grow with the Holy Spirit – God’s active power on earth. Practically, we do this by embracing the four key SOAR principles,. Say yes to the Holy Spirit now. Open new doors to the Holy Spirit. Actively pursue the powers of the Holy Spirit. Release the power of the Holy Spirit. 
Source: Every Man Ministries 

Women’s Devotional: The Hope That Is Our Lifeline 

Let Us Pray: Psalm 19:7-14