Monday, February 24, 2014

For in Him we live ...

Okay, for some time now I have been thinking and have felt several promptings from the Lord to begin doing a weekly devotional.  Lord, help me to be faithful in this.  So, here goes -- I'm calling it:

"yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom all things came and for whom we live; and there is but one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom all things come and through whom we live." -- I Corinthians 8:6

Whom are you living for? -- God, the Father?
Through whom are you living? -- the Lord, Jesus Christ?

"For in Him we live and move and have our being." Acts 17:28

Our very existence comes from God, the Father through our Lord Jesus Christ. In Christ we have a new life. (II Corinthians 5:17) Do you have that new life in Christ? If you do, then are you living for God the Father through Jesus Christ, our Lord?

This week I encourage you to examine inwardly whom you are truly living for and through whom you are living. There are many things vying to be our reason for living -- our work, our friends, our habits, our giftings, our careers, our "things" -- the list could go on and on.  And, many times some choose to live vicariously through other things or people other than Jesus Christ.

So, bottom line this Monday morning -- Whom are you living for and through whom are you living --every day?  May it be for God the Father through Jesus Christ, our Lord.  Amen? Amen.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Fear Not!

I received this word from the Lord during praise and worship time at New Covenant Church in Tifton, GA.  on February 2, 2014. I had permission from Pastor Lawrence Thomas to share it with the congregation that same Sunday morning.  I have since shared it with several other people on an individual "face-to-face" basis.  I believe it is one of those words that can be a "now" word from the Lord to claim at any time in and over your life or the lives of others.

A Now Word from the Lord

Fear Not! Fear Not! Fear Not!
Is the arm of the Lord God Almighty to short?
No! It is not.  It never is and it will never be too short.
That thing -- that problem -- that circumstance -- that situation 
that you think you are in all alone and that I cannot touch?  
Listen when I say to you concerning that thing -- 
Fear Not! Fear Not! My arm is not too short. 
Fear Not! and trust in Me -- Trust in My Word.  
Fear Not! Fear Not! Fear Not!