“We all make many mistakes, but those who control their tongues can also control themselves in every other way,”
Sometimes, I do speak without thinking, and say things that hurt other people’s feelings. My tongue has gotten me into trouble more times than I can count. Today, I will make a concerted effort to bridle my tongue.
Help me. Amen
You are from everlasting to everlasting.You are my Holy One. You are my Creator. My King. You are Majestic in Your Holiness and Awesome in Glory. I long to see You and hear from You. But most times I forget that only who is pure in heart can see You. It’s my lack of holiness that separates me from You. I easily get caught in the filthiness of this world and lose Your most precious presence from my life grieving You. How insensitive and foolish of me to forgo of Your ever so beautiful love. When I abide in Your love and remain in Your Word all Your promises, which are more than sufficient to satisfy all my needs and lead a victorious life and resist all the devices of the enemy, gets fulfilled in my life. Though my spirit is willing, many a time my flesh fails me. I can’t win against the passions of the flesh which war against my soul on my own. Only by Your Spirit I can win this battle. Father, You live inside of me and You are greater than the one who wars against me. Take me and make me like Your Holy Son. Yahweh, the most Holy One of Israel, You are the Potter and I am the clay. Mould me and finish the work You have begun in me not letting me being wasted.If You walk with me, I will never stray. Make me delight in Your law so that it is always a lamp unto my feet and light unto my path.Lead me in Your righteous path for Your mighty name’s sake.
Through the grace of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen.
Many who are part of the church today, first came to faith through these passages. Read them carefully. Think about them deeply. Ask whether or not you have applied them to your heart. For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. (Romans 3:23) For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 6:23) For while we were still helpless, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will hardly die for a righteous man; though perhaps for the good man someone would dare even to die. But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:6-8). . . if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation. For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes in Him will not be disappointed.” For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, abounding in riches for all who call on Him; for Whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved. (Romans 10:9-13) Some additional Scripture: 2 Corinthians 5:21 Isaiah 53:4-5 John 3:16-17 Additional information about salvation is found here and here. If you have come to faith in Christ, and I hope you have, keep reading: ~~~~~~> Sharing your Salvation Experience: Revelation 12:11 affirms, “And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.” This is spoken of the tribulation believers. What a wonderful tribute to these bold believers. God would have His saints share their testimony as often as possible. You and I should be ready with a word in season and be salt and light in this ole dark world. We will be no more qualified to enter Heaven after a long life than we are three seconds after being saved. We must understand that the Lord leaves us on this earth for the purpose of sharing the Good News with others. [Matthew 28:19-20] I find it very challenging and delightful to share what the Lord has done in my life in bringing me to Himself. Look for opportunities to share the love of Jesus with people. It is the greatest love story ever and a lost and dying world is waiting for us to share it with them. We do not know when God will call us out of this world, but we do know this: Each day is an opportunity to leave a testimony worthy of our faith. “Oh, may all who come behind us find us faithful; May the fire of our devotion light their way; May the footprints that we leave lead them to believe, And the lives we live inspire them to obey.” —Mohr The only things that we can take to heaven are the monies that we send on ahead in tithes and offerings and the souls of folks that we win to the Lord. Let’s be faithful in sharing Jesus and leave the results with Him.
~ RG ~
I cry out today and ask You to give me relief from the difficult things I am facing. Bring them to the perfect end as only You can do. I know You understand all that I am going through, and You see all I do and what I am up against. Help me tough out these rough waters so that I can not only survive, but also come through victoriously.
In the sweet and mighty name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen.
Eternal Salvation Hebrews 2:2-3 says, “For if the word spoken by angels was steadfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompense of reward; How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him.” What comes to your mind when you hear the word “salvation?” If this word is used in only a secular context, it carries with it interesting connotations. Think of this statement in a secular setting, “This new contract will be the salvation of our factory!” In this situation there would have been a factory that was, at the least, struggling to make ends meet and make payroll. A new contract that they signed off on, is now going to give them a boost and they can see light at the end of the tunnel and so they feel that this contract will be the “salvation” of their factory. This salvation is only temporal at best. If the factory fails to live up to its part of the bargain, the contact could be negated and the factory could close. Unlike the hypothetical secular illustration above, the salvation that we read about in the Bible, when once experienced, is eternal. It can never be negated or rescinded in any way under any circumstances. I love the words of Christ in John 10:28 where he said, “… I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.” It is interesting that the kind of life that Jesus gives in salvation is “eternal life.” No less than 13 times in the New Testament, the kind of life that Jesus gives is referred to in these exact words. Eternal speaks of existence going back time with no beginning and going forward in time with no ending. The word eternal is a word that we use to describe God. He is eternal; that is, he never had a beginning and he will never have an ending. The life he gives is this kind of life. Since it is from Him, it never had a beginning, and it will never have an ending. There was a time in my life when I did not possess it, but it existed, and having been saved, I, now, possess it, and, oh, how wonderful to know this. Brother and Sister in Christ. You have a great salvation because it is eternal.
~ Ralph Green ~
[CBC missionary with Word of Life]
I worship You, My King Eternal, for You are glorious and wonderful. There is none like You. Thank You for redeeming me from curses, slavery of sin, chains of Satan, and unfruitfulness.
Thank You, Father God, for establishing me in the realm of protection and preservation from all evils and devices of my enemies’ hateful intentions and plans, and of soundness of mind, and of complete spiritual and physical healing. Thank You for sending Your angels to minister to me when I am tired, weary, and in despair. Give me grace not to detract from or nullify with my thoughtful words the victory Jesus” blood has already achieved for me.
Encourage me and increase my faith to receive every morning the abundance of Your grace to reign triumphantly in the position You have called me to be. Help me rule over the powers of darkness, negative and depressing thoughts, proclivity toward sin, and over all kinds of attacks from the evil one. Be attentive to me, when I call upon You, Lord.
Satisfy me every morning with Your loving-kindness, mercy, and grace so that I may rejoice in Your favor all the days of my life equal to or more than the days You have allowed the devourer to afflict me. Refresh me and fill me with Your tangible presence. Let Your river of mercy to wash over me. I pray that You deliver me and vindicate me and honor me before the very people who are expecting me to fail and be ruined. Establish me in Your Word so that I am always comforted. Preserve me from troubles. Command a formation of angels to defend me and to bring about in my life the victory and success You have already accomplished for me.
In Jesus” name, I pray. Amen