Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.
I know that my redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand on the earth. And after my skin has been destroyed, yet in my flesh I will see God.
Dear Lord, I have been focusing on what others have said or did, instead of asking for Your insight. I have called aggression strength, whether it’s been passive, or lashing out, or shutting out. Today, may I love others who seem unlovable with vulnerable strength.
But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked.
In my younger years when I did pray, often resentment, anger, unforgiveness, or an ungodly attitude clouded my communication with God. While I may have had a good reason for these emotions, my prayers were not coming from a right heart. What’s more, I was praying that others would conform to my ideal image.
However, as I went to God in prayer every day, something unusual started to change—me. I was the one God decided to work on first. Gently, the Lord began to soften my heart. Humble it. Mold it. And reconstruct it. As He did so, He erased the bitterness and resentment that were affecting my attitude.
I went into my prayer time with the goal of asking God to change others—making them less critical and more obedient. Less fearful. More loving. I came out of my prayer time with my own heart changed. My mind changed. My attitude changed. My life changed.
God sees the things we can’t see. He knows where we have room for improvement. He doesn’t have to search long to uncover attitudes and habits that are outside His perfect will for us. This is important to identify because it separates us from Him and hinders our prayers being heard as Psalm 66:18 tells us, “If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear”. God wants our hearts to be right so the answers to our prayers are not compromised.
The next time you pray for someone. Ask GOD how can you be a better servant as well.
When Jesus had entered Capernaum, a centurion came to him, asking for help. 6 “Lord,” he said, “my servant lies at home paralyzed, suffering terribly.”
Jesus said to him, “Shall I come and heal him?”
The centurion replied, “Lord, I do not deserve to have you come under my roof. But just say the word, and my servant will be healed. For I myself am a man under authority, with soldiers under me. I tell this one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and that one, ‘Come,’ and he comes. I say to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.”
When Jesus heard this, he was amazed and said to those following him, “Truly I tell you, I have not found anyone in Israel with such great faith. I say to you that many will come from the east and the west, and will take their places at the feast with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven. But the subjects of the kingdom will be thrown outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”
Then Jesus said to the centurion, “Go! Let it be done just as you believed it would.” And his servant was healed at that moment.
All through the bible we read of how Jesus heals his children. Some he touched, others in unimaginable ways. In the book of Matthew, he tells us that if you speak it, so shall it be done. Positive thinking, prayer and believing is all you need at times.
Heavenly Father, thank You for Your great love and faithfulness. Help me through the power of Your Holy Spirit to open my eyes to see all possibilities. I ask this in the Name of Your Son, Jesus Christ. Amen.
“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Today if you are finally hearing the alarm and realizing you are far from your Heavenly Father, know you can turn to Him. Luke 15 shows us that God is a loving Father who is merciful, gracious, and caring. No matter how far we wander from God, He wants to do more than just help us—He wants to save us.
Dear Lord, help me to see the areas of my life that need transformation. Please give me a genuine Awakening, help me to be Honest with myself, and be with me as I take Action.
“When he came to his senses, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have food to spare, and here I am starving to death!
If you fully obey the Lord your God and carefully follow all his commands I give you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations on earth. All these blessings will come on you and accompany you if you obey the Lord your God:
You will be blessed in the city and blessed in the country. The fruit of your womb will be blessed, and the crops of your land and the young of your livestock—the calves of your herds and the lambs of your flocks. Your basket and your kneading trough will be blessed.
You will be blessed when you come in and blessed when you go out. The Lord will grant that the enemies who rise up against you will be defeated before you. They will come at you from one direction but flee from you in seven. The Lord will send a blessing on your barns and on everything you put your hand to. The Lord your God will bless you in the land he is giving you.