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WHEN HEAVEN GOES MUTE!

MORNING GLORAAA

ETERNAL TRUTHS!

 

And it came to pass in process of time that the king of Egypt died, and the children of Israel sighed by reason of the bondage, and they cried, and their cry came up unto God by reason of their bondage. And God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, Isaac and with Jacob. And God looked upon the children of Israel, and God had respect unto them. Exodus 2:23-25

 

Our scripture text reveal the historical events that transpire after the death of God’s Servant, Joseph. A new Pharaoh, (who didn’t know Joseph) fearing retaliation once the Israelites realized the Presence and Power of The Almighty God Who chose and sustained them as His Very Own People, planned to diminish the Israelites! Yet despite his efforts to destroy them, the Israelites rapidly increased into a mighty people. In order to divert this frightening consequence, Pharaoh set about to enslave and tighten his control over the Israelites with bitter cruelty, intimidation, oppression and subsequently demoralization!

 

BUT GOD, refusing to be deterred, breaking thru nearly 400 years of silence, raised up Moses to tell His people that He’d not forgotten them nor His Promise to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. GOD wanted to assure His people that while it may have appeared that their cries were being ignored, His Eyes were watching and His Ears were attentive to every one of their groanings and was coming down to deliver them from the hand of their wicked Egyptian captors.

Quiet as it’s often kept, every one of us who’ve professed Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord has experienced gapping periodic silences when all circumstantial evidence would suggest that Heaven has hit the mute button, slashing all means of communication, leaving us abandoned, isolated, vulnerable and alone to fend for ourselves!

 

While this may not fit into the 21st Century Theologian Doctrine of some sometimes it jus seems like everything is working against those of us who are striving to live our everyday lives in a manner that pleases and glorifies The God Who has called and redeemed us from ‘a miserable life of sin’! #ijs!!!

 

TRUTHBTOLD, life has a way of contradicting all of those ‘faith’ confessions that we cling to, until it drains our souls, depletes our hope and left unabated, causes us to doubt God’s Faithfulness and unintentionally heeding seducing spirits that suggest that perhaps this time, Satan jus might be a true prophet. And we all know how that turns out, huh?

TRUST2KNO, the devil is STILL a liar and the Father of lies. In other words, ‘IT AIN’T WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE’! Satan, the Master of Deception manipulates these moments of desperate silence attempting to overwhelm us with fear in order to persuade us that God is not to be trusted!

Beloved, in spite of appearances, logic or feelings, we must never forget that our Heavenly Father has sworn by GODSELF to never leave us or forsake us. The Omnipresent, Omniscient, Omnipotent Creator and Sustainer of all life has committed GODSELF to be with us! Even if we can’t see Him, by faith we know that He’s ALWAYS there, working behind the scenes, fulfilling His intents and purposes for each of our lives.

When the cares of this world overshadow the Voice of The Lord, when we can’t trace God’s Hand, we can still trust His Heart!

Precious one, WHEN HEAVEN GOES MUTE, DON’T FALL 4 THE OKEY DOKE! IT’S NOT TIME TO GIVE UP!  REST ASSURED, HELP IS ON THE WAY!

Be still and know that I am GOD; I will be exalted among the heathen. I will be exalted in the earth. The Lord of hosts is with us, the GOD of Jacob is our refuge. Selah! Psalm 46:10-11

Pause, Ponder, Pray & Praiz! 

ETERNAL TRUTHS! #CARE2SHARE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A NATIONAL DISGRACE!

ETERNAL TRUTHS!

Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people. Proverbs 14:34 NASB

Then all the people of Judah took Uzziah, who was sixteen years old and made him King in the room of his father Amaziah…And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, according to all that his father Amaziah did. And he sought God in the days of Zachariah, who had understanding , in the visions of God; and as long as he sought the LORD, God made him to prosper. 2 Chronicles 26:1, 4-5

History bears witness to the testimony that Godliness instills boldness and a holy confidence in the integrity of Our Heavenly Father’s commitment to intervene on our behalf with the manifestation of His miraculous Power! The inhabitants of the land who are wholeheartedly devoted to a lifestyle of righteousness, honor God and enjoy blessings of Peace, Protection and Prosperity!

Howevrrr, the sinful lust of those who selfishly persist in their rebellion, blatantly disregarding the Kingdom Standards instituted by The Sovereign Creator and Lord of Life, inflicts fear, produces distrust, affects the worship, robbing the nation of it’s witness and inevitably ruptures or delays the GOD-ORDAINED Destiny of mankind; ultimately enslaving the nation to the global pandemic of disgrace and defeat!

NEVERTHELESS, God’s lingering Loyal Love for His Precious creatures, not willing that any should perish, abides Faithful! The Passionate Source of Life, waits patiently, luring whosoever will to open their hearts and minds, embrace His Mercy and Grace in Godly-Repentance by turning from their wicked evil ways and accepting The ONLY TRUE SALVATION available to us, in JESUS CHRIST Alone, guaranteeing that they SHALL receive the Gift of Eternal Life!

#ijs, while YOU STILL HAVE THE POWER OF CHOICE! WHAT SAY YE, NATIONAL GRACE OR DISGRACE!

SELAH!

Pause, Ponder, Pray & Praiz!

ABOUT FACE

ETERNAL TRUTHS!

And Hannah prayed and said, My heart rejoiceth in the LORD, mine horn is exalted in the LORD; my mouth is enlarged over mine enemies because I rejoice in thy salvation. There is none holy as the LORD; for there is none beside thee, neither is there any rock like our God. 1 Samuel 2:1-2

In the midst of chaos, confusion and uncertainty it’s a struggle for us , even saved-sanctified-Holy Ghost filled baptized believers, to remember the true worth, value, not to mention unmerited privileges of a prayer life! Seriously! Who would’ve imagined that The Eternal God, Creator and Sustainer of ALL LIFE would allow such fickle, frail, flawed worm-like creatures access to His Majestic Throne, armed in the bold Blessed Assurance that as we pour out our heartfelt woes, casting off the burdens of life’s maladies that OUR POWERFUL GREAT HIGH PRIEST, was not only listening compassionately, but willing to perfect every one of our concerns! #ijs #WOW #DATZ AWEMAAZIN, huh?

That’s exactly why, when our hearts are overwhelmed with the daily grind and drama emanating from the ungodly antics of this world, it behooves us to take full advantage of any/every opportunity to escape to the backside of The Mountain for momentary respites to simply dwell in His Presence! Beloved, I encourage you to discover the secret treasures waiting those who intentionally turn your focus away from the depth of disappointed hopes, the sadness of sorrows, the pain of sufferings and even the sporadic satisfaction of answered blessings, just to look into HIS FACE, beholding the Joy and Glorious Wonder of Pure Holy, Faithful, Omniscient, All Powerful Sovereign Excellence of The Only True Reverser and Restorer of circumstances. Yep!! TRUST2KNO, that’ll turn your prayers into praiz! Jus ask Hannah! ABOUT FACE!

SELAH!

Pause, Ponder, Pray & Praiz!

TRUE RIGHTEOUSNESS!

MORNING GLORAAA

 

ETERNAL TRUTHS!

This is what the Lord says: “Don’t let the wise boast in their wisdom, or the powerful boast in their power, or the rich boast in their riches. 24 But those who wish to boast should boast in this alone: that they truly know me and understand that I am the Lord who demonstrates unfailing love and who brings justice and righteousness to the earth, and that I delight in these things. I, the Lord, have spoken! Jeremiah 9:23-24

From Heaven’s perspective, religious performances don’t necessarily equate TRUE RIGHTEOUSNESS and those who think they are of the true religion (circumcised) are no better than those who are not, and all will be punished equally!
Unfortunately some, operating under the Spirit of The Pharisee, arrogantly presume that their intellectual astuteness, physical attributes or social prominence entitles them to glory in special privileges and benefits above others of seemingly lower states therefore justifies and exempts them from adhering to the implicit Principles, Statues and Commands of The Sovereign Creator and Lord of all life. Nevertheless, GOD shuns such thinking as foolishness and useless vanity and will ultimately punish them for their self righteous transgressions!
God’s manservant, Jeremiah warns the Israelites that TRUE Wisdom and Righteousness comes from GOD! This means that a godly man will not boast in the shallowness of human wisdom, effort, might nor earthly riches, but relies totally upon his personal knowledge, understanding and relationship with The True and Living God!
We are made right with God by placing our faith in Jesus Christ. And this is true for everyone who believes, no matter who we are. Romans 3:22 NLT
The evidence of a true disciple of Christ is demonstrated by his trusting solely upon God’s Authority, Righteousness, Justice, Strength and Unrelenting Loyal Love; and is found seeking Him constantly for provision, comfort, instruction, guidance and protection, empowering him to deny himself and walk upright before A Holy God!
O LORD, I know that the way of man is not in himself; it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps. O LORD, correct me, but with judgment; not in thine anger, lest thou bring me to nothing. Jeremiah 10:23-24
This, my Precious Bros. and Sistas, is the visible proof of faithful discipleship and TRUE WISDOM AND RIGHTEOUSNESS!!
Beloved, Be Encouraged, Do Good and Remain Faithful and Diligent!
ETERNAL TRUTHS!
SELAH!
Pause, Ponder, Pray & Praiz!

4 THOU ARE MY GLORY!

MORNING GLORAAA

 

ETERNAL TRUTHS!

My soul, wait thou only upon GOD; for my expectation is from him. He only is my rock and my salvation, he is my defence; I shall not be moved. In GOD is my salvation and my glory; the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in GOD. Trust in him at all times, ye people, pour out your heart before him; GOD IS A REFUGE FOR US. SELAH! PSALM 62:5-8

GOD has spoken once; twice have I heard this; that power belongeth unto GOD. PSALM 62:11 

When I remember Thee upon my bed, and meditate on thee in the night watches. Because Thou hast been my help, therefore in the shadow of Thy wings will I rejoice. Psalm 63:6-7

But those that seek my soul, to destroy it, shall go into the lower parts of the earth. They shall fall by the sword; they shall be a portion for foxes. But the king shall rejoice in GOD; every one that sweareth by him shall glory; but the mouth of them that speak lies shall be stopped. PSALM 63:6-7, 9-11

 

Beloved of GOD, there’s no denying that in times like these,  even those of us who have placed our trust in The Saving Grace of Jesus Christ are being battered and buffeted by the the winds of these unusual and unprecedented challenges of chaos, confusion, uncertainty and unsettling distress. TRUTHBTOLD, our souls are increasingly vexed by the dissention between what we’ve been believing for and what we’re presently  experiencing, often causing us to doubt the very fundamental pillars of our confession. 

HOWEVERRRRRR,  as we still the noise of bolstering pestilences, we hear The Voice of Jesus bubbling up from our belly, reminding us that as Born-Again, Blood-Washed, Holy-Ghost-Baptized Children of The Most High God, WE WALK BY FAITH AND NOT BY SIGHT!  OUR FAITH MUST REMAINED EMBEDDED AND  ANCHORED IN THE  ROCK SOLID TRIUMPHANT TESTIMONY OF OUR RISEN SAVIOR AND NOT IN INEVITABLE CONSEQUENTIAL CONDITIONS OF OUR TEMPORAL HABITATION IN THIS FALLEN WORLD! 

Remember how the Ol’ Skool Churrch Mothers would saanngg,  “My Faith is built on nothing less, BUT JESUS BLOOD AND HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS; I dare not trust the sweetest frame, but WHOLLY lean on Jesus Name. On CHRIST, the Solid Rock I stand, for all other ground is sinking sand!”

What about that other song, “Where do I go when there’s nobody else to turn to?
Who do I turn to when nobody wants to listen? Who do I lean on when there’s no foundation stable? I go to the Rock, I know He’s able, I go to the Rock!”

Well, guess what? Times may have changed, but THE ANSWER REMAINS THE SAME!
WHERE do we go  and WHO should we turn to?  The government, Google, CNN, MSNBC, FOX! GOD FORBID! I Don’t know about you, but last time I checked, The Bible said, ‘put no confidence in the frailty of fickle, flawed human flesh!

SOMEBODY SAY…’BEEN THERE, DONE DAT AND AIN’T GOING BACK!”  #ijs…When I need stability, shelter, strength, deliverance and protection, “I run to the ROCK THAT’S HIGHER THAN I!”  “I go to the Rock, I know He’s able, I go to the Rock!”  HIS NAME IS JESUS!

PRECIOUS ONES, when the cares of this world are closing in on us, we YET have a hiding place IN THE  IMMUTABLE WORD OF GOD!  Remember, ‘Errrr thang is going down, BUT THE WORD OF GOD!” When your trust remains hooked into The KING of King and The LORD of Lords, rest patiently assured, HE WILL deal with your enemies!  #checkdabook! TRUST2KNO, HE IS OUR GLORRAAAAA!

SELAH!

Pause, Ponder, Pray & Praiz!

 

ABOVE REPROACH?

MORNING GLORAAA

 

ETERNAL TRUTHS!

 

Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of GOD. the powers that be are ordained of GOD. Whosoever therefore resisteth the  power, resisteth the ordinance of GOD; and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation. Romans 13:1-2 

OMG! Didjaheardat?

TRUTHBTOLD, ALL POWER BELONGS TO GOD!

Yet, God has Sovereignly delegated power according to His Good Pleasure. Therefore, those who reject GOD’s Divine Purpose (to restrain sin and evil and promote social justice in the nation) and persist in the willful abuse of their God-ordained power to memorialize their narcissistic personality disorders, shall be judged and eternally condemned according to their own unrighteous deeds!

For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad. 2 Corinthians 5:10

Obviously, it’s  virtually impossible to legislate morality,  nonetheless, consequences and accountability are ultimately irrefutable! While many may attempt to live above the limitations defined by the statues of The Constitution and civil legislations, TRUST2KNO,  NO mortal is above GOD’S REPROACH!  BEWARE, THERE SHALL BE A DAY OF RECKONING FOR EVERY ONE!  #ijs!!! PREPARED 2 MEET UR MAKER? 

SELAH!

Pause, Ponder, Pray & Praiz!

TIME OUT!

SELAH Daily Devotions

TIME OUT!

SELAH Daily Devotions!

“For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?” Mark 8:36-37

“Time is filled with swift transition, Naught of earth unmoved can stand, Build your hopes on things eternal, Hold to God’s unchanging hand.” (saanngn yall)
 
Remember that one? Probably not! It’s  the first verse to one of my favorite Gospel hymns (by Jennie Bain Wilson)! This song probes the core of every mortal’s soul provoking either aggravating or consoling intentional thought concerning its eternal destination!

While some would prefer to dismiss the  inevitable potency of its reality, there’s absolutely no escaping it. The most precious commodity in the earth is not silver, gold, oil or even real estate—BUT TIME!

While this New Millennium Theology teaches “time is money”but I beg to differ!

Time…

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EYES WIDE SHUT

EYES WIDE SHUT!

SELAH Daily Devotions!

“When Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.” (Mark 2:17)

Retracing the footsteps of Jesus, we soon discover that His Sojourn was earmarked with just as much skepticism as faith-filled devotion. According to The Sacred Scriptures, those who should’ve recognized Him, Emmanuel—GOD with us, were in fact, His greatest critics!

Religious scholars repeatedly tried to bait Jesus into disqualifying Himself in an attempt to muffle the rumors that were spreading like wild fire throughout Capernaum and Galilee that Jesus was indeed the Promised Messiah. The Pharisee were particularly perturbed by Jesus’ continued fellowship with those ‘misfits’ who didn’t deserve their time of day. And besides that, any REAL Prophet would’ve known better. Obviously, Jesus’ behavior was considered totally reprehensible to religious leaders. Blinded by their own pompous arrogance, they couldn’t see The Light that was right before their eyes! WOW! Apparently, the more things change the more people remain the same, in and out of church, huh?

Unfortunately, the 21st Century Religious Sect doesn’t fare much better. Although, they don’t actually say it, sometimes our actions typify that same message loud and clear. On the one hand the Born-Again Believer expresses a desire to see their friends and loved ones come into a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ, yet struggle at the reality of sharing The Good News.

And if we do finally get around to telling them, how do we represent the Grace that was so lavishly poured out upon us when we were wallowing in our mess?

What good does it do to tell someone they’re a sinner and if they don’t quit sinning, they’re going to the Devil’s Hell. NEWS FLASH! As a regenerated, reformed serial-offender – can I tell you something? Most sinners already know that! What they don’t know is that GOD has already provided a way to escape the fatalistic-dead-end hell-bound-roadway. It’s called Repentance—the core of The Gospel. God has reserved a fully-paid 1st Class ticket to Heaven through The Precious Blood of Jesus for anyone who will place their trust in JESUS!

Our Compassionate Loving Savior testified that He was not sent to Earth to condemn the sinner nor condone sin, but to convict, heal and restore mankind’s sin-sick souls. And guess what? Jesus has commissioned every Believer to get THE WORD OF GRACE out while the deal is still on the table.

CDAT? OR… ARE YOUR EYES WIDE SHUT?

SELAH!

Pause, Ponder, Pray & Praiz!

Ann Caffee

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THURSDAYS’ PRAYERS!

PRAYN AND FASTING PIC

 

SELAH Daily Devotions!

 

GOOD MORNIN’ FAM! GOTTA MOMENT! AWESOME!

Once again, we are delighted that you’ve joined in our Weekly Thursdays’ Corporate Prayer and Fasting. We know that prayer still works, Amen? As we call on our God, we’re confident that He will give His ear to us and answering every request, showing the Wonder of His Great Love to save by His Right Hand all who take refuge in HIM…shall we enter in?

Shine on me, shine on me; let the Light from the lighthouse shine on me. OOOOh, shine on meeee, shine on me; let the Light from the lighthouse…. shine ooooonnnn mmmeeee! I’m only human I’m just a man! Help me to believe in what I could be and all that I am…One day at a time, Sweet Jesus! That’s all I’m asking of You! Please give me the strength to do everything that I have to do! Yesterday’s gone, Sweet Jesus; and tomorrow may nevrrr be mine! Lord for my sake…Help me to take…one…day…at…a time….

 

Abba Father, once again we come before You lifting up The Magnificent, All Powerful Name of our Lord and Savior Jesus! We shall continue rejoicing, praising and thanking You for blessing us to see THIS brand new day.  For we acknowledge that it was not because of any goodness of our own that we live, move and have our being! There’s no denying that it was You Alone, who chose to reach way down to pick up a nobody and make us somebody in Christ Jesus! Sweet Heavenly Father, it is with unspeakable joy that we embrace the abundance of Your Mercy, Grace, Power and Peace! You Alone are The True and Living God of Salvation, Deliverance, Breakthrough and Provision! For You have kept our feet from slipping and preserved our lives from destruction!

PaPa God, we are always amazed that even knowing our frame, Your Faithful Compassionate Lovingkindness continuously allows You to see beyond our human frailties, flaws, faults and iniquities and yet minister to all of our need, even blessing us with the desires of our hearts, as You see fit! 

Father God, You already know the challenges we’re facing at this very moment, yet we are eternally grateful to You for the faith and power to believe for the impossible! While our hearts may be crying out, “Neither know we what to do, but our eyes are yet on You.” What do we do? How do we do? When do we do, except we do it only through You? Therefore, we come to You; for we recognize that without You, we can do nothing, but thru You, we can do all things.

Thru You, Lord, we have peace, thru You our hearts shall be comforted, thru You we can have strength! Looking around throughout this world there’re so many who are in need. We ask that You come into our hearts, minds and lives and touch us from the crown of our heads to the soles of our feet and restore the ; stir us up Lord. Reassure us that as we stand on Your Word, you will give us rest and peace on the inside. Come into our homes, businesses, medical establishments, schools, court rooms, legislative institutions and restore the hope that we have in You.  Help us to remember that COVID does not reign, these financial woes that we’re experiencing do not reign but You Reign Supreme above and over all circumstances!

Precious Lord, You already know that our lives have been bombarded with so much chaos, drama and trauma that it’s becoming increasingly difficult to  hold on. So many people need Your Loving touch! Move like never before; show us that You are Alpha and Omega, The Beginning and The End! Do what only You can! Holy Spirit Rest, Rule and Abide in us so that we can give You the Praise, Honor and Glory! Take over our thoughts and cast down every stronghold that does not align with Your Word and stand us up where we’ve fallen down; direct us, lead and guide us for we desire to please You! 

Bless our sisters and brothers who’re standing in the gap on the behalf of loved ones, friends and even our enemies. Continue to heal all of us who have been infected and affected by COVID 19. Make ways for those who are without jobs, shield those who are on the frontlines of this warfare! Fortify our belief that as we proclaim Your Holy Name, You will show up and change those things that Only You can. Manifest Your Word that it might bring comfort, strength, peace and joy to inpatient hearts and weary souls.

Rebuke the Spirit of discouragement and release courage; rebuke fear, stress and anxiety and release power, confidence and conviction that empowers us to overcome every challenge that we’re facing. Thank You for giving us a made up mind and a willful determination that regardless of what it looks like, we will not stop trusting You; but our eyes shall continue looking to the hills from whence comes all of our help, fully persuaded that at Your appointed time, You will show up to meet and fulfill every expectation and perfect every concern.

Heavenly Father,  we pray that You will cast down the enemy who seeks to steal our strength, kill our peace and destroy the Divine Destiny that You have purposed for each one who claims The Name of Jesus as Savior, Lord and Eternal King! For You Alone are our Protection, our Guide and Guard, Heart-Fixer and Mind Regulator, our Joy and The Strength of our lives. You are The One Who removes pain and misery and replenishes us with Mercy and Grace.

Sweet Holy Spirit, revive us from the inside out. Instruct our hearts thru this night season. Quicken our spirits that we might be a Light to those who are yet ensnared by the Powers of Darkness who rule this corrupt sin-lusting world. Quicken us that we might be Salt to season the souls, seeking a way out of Satan’s clutches! Quicken us that we might give a Word that will cause some soul to pray, even in the midst of this Pandemic recognizing You are The First and The Last, and there is None Like You.

Father God, You have declared us to be witnesses that there is No God beside You. You made us, formed us from our Mothers’ wombs, chose us, called us by name, sanctified us and surnamed us with Your Name, setting us apart exclusively for Your Glory! You have sworn by GOD-Self to be our very Present Help, Sustainer, A Wonderful Counselor, Way-Maker, Miracle Worker, Covenant Keeper and Lifter of our heads! You will continue to frustrate the accusers, the liars and the bullies, the mockers, the haughty, the foes and the fools. As You confirm The Words that You have spoken over our lives. give us the treasures of darkness and hidden riches of secret places that we may know that You are Lord of Heaven and Earth!

Precious Lord, while You never promised us a storm-free walk thru this land, You have promised that You will never leave or forsake us. Continue to be The Rock in a weary land, our Faithful Provider, Strong Deliverer and Desire of every heart broken and burdened by disappointment, grief, abuse, abandonment, rejection, delayed and unfulfilled expectations.  Continue to be The Living Water Who quenches our thirst for Justice and The Living Bread Who satisfies the hunger for Righteousness and Peace. Cover us with The Blood of Jesus, wrap Your Loving Arms around us and grant us Your perfect peace as we stay our minds on Thee! For Your Name is a Strong Tower where the righteous man can run into and be safe!

Thank You Father for forgiving us, blocking out our transgressions, for Your Own Sake. You have promised that You will not remember our sins, but when you look on us, You see us thru The Blood Stained Eyes of Jesus, resisting Justice and wrath, showing mercy and favor! 

Thank You for for giving us of everything that pertains to life and godliness. Help us to be steadfast, unmovable in faithful obedience as we continue lifting up The Name from Whom All Blessing flow! Thank You for pouring out Your Spirit upon our seed and Your Blessing upon our offspring. We know that You are ordering their steps and their stops ensuring that no weapon that’s formed against them shall prosper! Arrest their spirit and allow them to reflect upon the uncertainty and brevity of this life that causes them to seek The Eternal Life that can only be found in a life wholly committed and anchored in The Saving Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ!

Abba Father, while we’re praying, we declare and decree that You are going from house to house, filling the atmosphere with love, joy, peace, forgiveness, mercy and restoration of family issues and reconciling marital relationships! We Rebuke and Repeal anger, hatred, bitterness, resentment, pride, low self esteem and unforgiveness!

Almighty God, we ask that You bless and heal our families and communities as we attempt to go about this new norm. Enwrap the grieving hearts of Your precious people who are yet striving to overcome tragedy,  embracing Your Comforting Presence! Sweet Holy Spirit, as we endeavor to serve and surrender our will as living examples in our communities and the world, empower our hearts and minds with Divinely inspired Supernatural Grace, Wisdom and Strength that provokes sinners to come running to The Cross, asking what must I do to be saved!

Daddy, we lift up every Bishop, Pastor, Overseer, Apostle, Evangelist, Preacher. Teacher, Missionary, auxiliary leader, usher, musician, choir member and director and church member! Encourage and undergird them with Your Anointing and conviction to carry out their assignment, under the direction of Holy Spirit. Cover them as they continue to serve Your people with honor, wisdom and favor! All who would seek to discredit, hinder and even destroy their faith, faithfulness and the ministry You have ordained from their mother’s womb, shall be rebuked and restrained by The Power of Holy Spirit. In Jesus Name!

Gracious Lord, confirm  what we know, THAT YOU ARE YET ABLE TO TURN TRAGEDY INTO TRIUMPH, MISERY INTO MISSION AND MESS INTO MINISTRY, FOR YOUR NAMESAKE!

We declare and decree that You are worthy of all worship and that we shall continue to lean on His everlasting arms blessed, safe, secure and assured of Your Unconditional Love and Unrelenting Care in this life and in the next, in the Name of Jesus!

Heavenly Father, believing that every prayer request that is aligned with YOUR PERFECT WILL IS ALREADY DONE, we seal this prayer with gratitude, honor and praise. In The Exalted Name of Jesus we shout Halleleujahhhh!!!! Amen 3x!

SELAH!

Pause, Ponder, Pray & Praiz!

 

 

I AM SICK OF THE BULL!

MORNING GLORAAA

ETERNAL TRUTHS!

To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices unto me? saith the LORD, I AM FULLL of the burnt offerings of rams, and the fat of fed beats; and I delighted not in the blood of bullocks, or of lambs, or of he goats….Bring no more vain oblations; incense is an abomination unto me; the new moons and sabbaths, the calling of assemblies, I can not away with it, it is iniquity, even the solemn meeting. Isaiah 1:11, 13
‘When sinners are under the judgments of God they will more easily be brought to fly to their devotions than to forsake their sins and reform their lives.”(Matthew Henry)
DIDJAHEARDAT?   Nah, Dat don’t sound empathetic at all! In fact, some might argue it’s down right judgmental, huh?

The frustrated Prophet is relaying God’s Message to a stiff-necked, consistently rebellious nation who persist in their pretense of religious commitment that, if their hearts weren’t changed, humbled, and totally surrendered to the LORD it made no difference. In other words, without the right heart, God hated their religious ceremony and service.

“I’m tired of You trying to play ME!”  So, when they prayed, the LORD says, “I will hide my eyes from you… I will not hear.” (Ref. Isaiah 1:15)

In the midst of their religious ceremonial gathering. many eloquent, soul stirring, and emotional prayers were being offered up in their feeble attempt to appease God! Unfortunately, from Heaven’s Perspective, all that they were doing amounted up to a bunch of  empty, hollow, useless prayers!  God looked at Judah and said, “Your hands are full of blood.”
The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise. Psalm 34:18 ESV
TRUTHBTOLD, God was saying, ‘”STOP IT! I’M JUS SICK OF THE BULL! You honor me with your lips, BUT YOUR HEARTS REMAIN UNCHANGED, INSINCERE AND FAR FROM ME. (Ref. Matthew 15:8)
HONEST 2 GOD, SOUNDS A BIT 2 UNCOMFORTABLY FAMILIAR, huh?
OMG! HAVE MERCY LORD JESUS!
#IJS!  BELOVED, IT’Z TIME 2 GET REAL WITH GOD AND PRAY 4 REAL “FATHER, FORGIVE US AND DELIVER US FROM US! SWEET HOLY SPIRIT, CREATE IN US A CLEAN HEART AND RENEW IN US A RIGHT SPIRIT THAT WE MIGHT WORSHIP AND SERVE YOU IN SPIRIT AND IN TRUTH!! IN JESUS NAME! AMEN 3X
NO BULL!
ETERNAL TRUTHS!
SELAH!
Pause, Ponder, Pray & Praiz!

A SECOND OPINION

 

A SECOND OPINION

 

SELAH Daily Devotions!

 

My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him. He only is my rock and my salvation, he is my defence, I shall not be moved. In God is my salvation and my glory, the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God. Psalm 62:5-7

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. John 14:6

 

Can we be 4 real, 4REAL? Sometimes, even the faith-filled saints get discouraged. Particularly when you’re doing all you know to live Godly yet nothing seems to be going right. Of course, we know who’s working behind this kind of thinking; but every now and then it appears as if the devil is a true prophet

Yet, instead of throwing up our hands, giving in to discouragement, losing heart and just pulling the covers over our heads, and burying your faith in a pit of pain and hopelessness…get yourself up! How? The same way that David did when it seemed as if everything and everyone had turned against him. He looked not to himself, but to The Rock that was higher than “I”! (Ref. 1 Samuel 30:6)

That Rock is Jesus, The LIVING Word!

If you’re not careful, you will start repeating all the negative nonsense that the enemy is planting in your head instead of calling those things that be not as though they were and summoning up the positive things that God’s Grace has prepared for you, for such times as these!

When the devil says, ‘you might as well forget it, it ain’t never gonna happen; what you’re asking and believing God to do is impossible’—you say “All things are possible” (Luke 18:20)

When the devil says, ‘even if He did it for them, you don’t have enough faith for Him to do it for you’—you say But God is no respecter of person, (Acts 10:34) and therefore I believe that He’s given everyone the same measure of faith to do anything we need Him to do!”  (Ref. Romans 12:3) 

 When the devil says, ‘you can’t go on; you might as well give up’—you say “I can do all things through Christ, His Grace is sufficient for me!” (Ref. Philippians 4:13; 2 Corinthians 12:9 and Psalm 91:15)

 When the enemy reminds you that ‘you’re too scarred to do it’—you say “But my God hasn’t given me a spirit of fear so even if I’m afraid…I’m still gonna do it” (Ref. 2 Timothy 1:7)

Don’t stop now, because he won’t!  He’s going for the gusto… ‘uh, you do know that nobody really cares about you anyhow’—you say “God says, I love you” (John 3:16 and John 3:34)

 And when he’s really scarred, he’ll pull this one out …’its too hard, why don’t you just give it a rest, after all—ain’t nobody perfect and…and …. that’s when you hit him with the BIG ONE—“BUT IN THE END…IT’LL BE WORTH IT ALL!” (Ref. Romans 8:28)

WHEN WHAT YOU SEE WITH YOUR EYES AND HEAR WITH YOUR YEARS…IS CONTRARY TO WHAT YOU’RE BELIEVING GOD FOR…JUST GET A SECOND OPINION!

 SELAH!

Pause, Ponder, Pray & Praiz!

 

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