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“If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth,” Colossians 3:1-2 ESV. Here, the apostle Paul speaks to believers as if their ascension into heaven has already happened! It has! The moment we die to ourselves and take Christ as LORD we immediately begin transitioning from this world being our life-source and start living out of Heaven’s resources and power! We may boldly believe and declare, “I can do all things through him who strengthens me” Philippians 4:18 ESV. To be clear, I can’t do just anything I   want, but I CAN do whatever God wants! So, the things He commands in His Word are not suggestions, they are marching orders, backed up by His unlimited resources! LORD, use me for Your Glory as You desire. 
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MY ANCHOR HOLDS

“Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls,” Matthew 11:29 ESV. An approaching storm at sea can come so fast that there is no way to avoid it. Both Captain and crew are put to a test that can last for days on end. Growing weary in fights against these unrelenting tempests is a normal part of life on the seas. Exhaustion can be just as  hazardous  as the gale itself; making bad decisions increasingly becomes a dangerous potential. Dropping anchor to get some rest can be the only wise course of action. For the child of God, there is also rest in the storm that only our Heavenly Father can provide. I must cease from my own works to allow Him to do His Divine Work. The great hymn “My Hope Is Built” proclaims: “In every high and stormy gale, My anchor holds within the veil.” Dearest  Father, Captain of My Soul, my anchor holds. I am at rest in Your Promises.  

GOD KNEW

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations,” Jeremiah 1:5 ESV. How comforting it is to know that I am no accident. We are each created with God’s purpose and forethought. With that in mind, I am particularly thankful for THIS day. God knew what I would need in life and so just two months to the day after I was born, another baby was born. My Sharon was designed and destined to be the most important person in my life. We finally met at age 16 and have been together ever since. She has brought abundant happiness to innumerable people around the world, but none more than I. Today is Sharon’s birthday. Happy Birthday My Love. LORD, lift up Your countenance upon Your special child Sharon and may You return to her heart Ten-fold the blessing she has been to so many others, and especially to me. 

FERVENT READINESS

“Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh. Is anything too hard for me?” Jeremiah 32:27 ESV. Miracles occur every single day. Personal consecration anticipates the wondrous works of God, so I must consecrate myself in preparation for the amazing things God will send my way. Should I wait for signs of something happening before making my necessary changes? Absolutely not! With God, all things are possible and all the time! So, I must stop and consider whether I am truly ready for a Divine Encounter. Lord God of Wonders and Might, I yield to Your will, Your ways, and Your timing. May my heart and mind expectantly prepare for Your Glory. Teach me to live with fervent readiness and in constant anticipation   of Your wondrous works. 

A GLIMPSE OF HIS GLORY

“And the cherubim lifted up their wings and mounted up from the earth before my eyes as they went out, with the wheels beside them. And they stood at the entrance of the east gate of the house of the Lord, and the glory of the God of Israel was over them,” Ezekiel 10:19 ESV. The mighty works of God are beyond comprehension, measurement or explanation. My best attempts to give voice to His Greatness fall wildly short, being an inadequate introduction to mysteries far beyond human understanding. It is best, then to utilize words proclaimed in Scripture: “Lord You are great and greatly to be praised!” At the very mention of His Goodness, my soul sings and my mind swirls as I catch a glimpse of His Majesty, Wisdom and Power. O Lord, My Lord, You have set Your glory in the heavens and Your Majesty in all the earth. Help me cast aside lessor things that I may see more of You. 

THE ENVY TRAP

“A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones,” Proverbs 14:30 ESV. There is a razor-thin line between admiration and envy, making it dangerously easy to slip from one into the other. Respect and esteem can inspire us and provoke us to reach for greater heights in life, but when we cross over into personal comparisons, jealousy or judgmentalism, we become trapped in envy. Soon resentment moves in and if not dealt with, it just gets worse from there. Envy is nothing but unbelief, rooted in a lack of trust in God’s love and care, and fed by our own pouting pride. For me to be jealous of another person’s blessing is, in effect, to repudiate the Goodness of my Heavenly Father toward me. LORD, You are the Way, the Truth and the Giver of Life. Deliver me from mortal traps and help me trust Your work and ways without complaint. Blessed be Your Name. 

FERVENT READINESS

“Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh. Is anything too hard for me?” Jeremiah 32:27 ESV. Miracles occur every single day. Personal consecration anticipates the wondrous works of God, so I must consecrate myself in preparation for the amazing things God will send my way. Should I wait for signs of something happening before making my necessary changes? Absolutely not! With God, all things are possible and all the time! So, I must stop and consider whether I am truly ready for a Divine Encounter. Lord God of Wonders and Might, I yield to Your will, Your ways and Your timing. May my heart and mind expectantly prepare for Your Glory. Teach me to live with fervent readiness and in constant anticipation of Your wondrous works.