The Lord Loves

Hebrews 12:5-11:

And you have forgotten the exhortation which speaks to you as to sons:

“My son, do not despise the chastening of the Lord,
Nor be discouraged when you are rebuked by Him;
For whom the Lord loves He chastens,
And scourges every son whom He receives.” (Prov 3:11-12)

If you endure chastening, God deals with you as with sons; for what son is there whom a father does not chasten? But if you are without chastening, of which all have become partakers, then you are illegitimate and not sons. Furthermore, we have had human fathers who corrected us, and we paid them respect. Shall we not much more readily be in subjection to the Father of spirits and live? 10 For they indeed for a few days chastened us as seemed best to them, but He for our profit, that we may be partakers of His holiness. 11 Now no chastening seems to be joyful for the present, but painful; nevertheless, afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.”

 

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Change in the Weather

Suddenly realize God gave me freedom. I breathe. New season. Look at all God’s done, His daily benefits.

“According as His divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him that hath called us to glory and virtue:” 2 Peter 1:3 (KJV)

Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching.” 2 Timothy 4:2

Father God, please give a new season to us as we believe in You and Your infinite mercy.

Mercy on the Needy

“Whoever oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God.” Proverbs 14:31 (NIV)

“The poor and needy seek water, but there is none, Their tongues fail for thirst. I, the LORD, will hear them; I, the God of Israel, will not forsake them.” Isaiah 41:17 (NKJV)

Ben Carson quoted Prov 14:31 on tv! Speaking about FYI Foster Youth Initiative. Amen.

Yes, Lord, raise up our politicians and leaders to honor and glorify You

Fasting From Doubt

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.”        Proverbs 3:5-6

“For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.”                   Jesus in Mark 11:23

“Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father in Me, or else believe Me for the sake of the works themselves.”                                           John 14:11

Fasting doubt for ‘lent’

Your ways are higher Your words are higher, in Jesus’ name.

God, You Help Us, But Why?

For He knows our frame; He remembers that we are dust.” Psalm 103:14

Psalm 145

The Lord upholds all who fall, and raises up all who are bowed down.” Vs. 14

The Lord is near to all who call upon Him, to all who call upon Him in truth.” Vs. 18

“He will fulfill the desire of those who fear Him; He also will hear their cry and save them.” Vs. 19

Proverbs 14:26, “In the fear of the Lord there is strong confidence, and His children will have a place of refuge.”

“God is not a man, that He should lie; neither the son of man, that He should repent: hath He said, and shall He not do it? or hath He spoken, and shall He not make it good?”                                                                                                              Numbers 23:19 (KJV)

Fathers

“For the Father Himself loves you, because you have loved Me, and have believed that I came forth from God.”                                                                     John 16:27

“As a father pities his children,
So the Lord pities those who fear Him.”       Psalm 103:13

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Dear Lord Daddy, restore the men to be men, responsible, leaders, speaking life to their wives and children.  Make them the priests in their families of which You are the Head, in Jesus’ name, Amen.

 

God is Rising

“Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed,
Because His compassions fail not.
23 They are new every morning;
Great is Your faithfulness.
24 “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul,
“Therefore I hope in Him!”

Lamentations 3:22-24

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Fear is falling, addiction is falling, chains are falling, oppression is falling, in Jesus’ name

“Deliver us from evil”           Jesus in Matthew 6:13

Break the Fast

Sleepyheads, we were asleep all night, then wake up, prepare coffee or tea & breakfast – God willing. But were we fasting while we slept?

I will bless the Lord who has given me counsel; my heart also instructs me in the night seasons.”                                                                                         Psalm 16:7

“How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How great is the sum of them!

“If I should count them, they would be more in number than the sand; when I awake, I am still with You.”                                          Psalm 139:17-18

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Day unto day utters speech, and night unto night reveals knowledge.”     Psalm 19:2

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100 Names of God

Meditation on 100+ Reasons You are Who You are:

You are good, Lord, a Joygiver, powerful, Hope Giver, faith Raiser, life Giver, Breath Giver, Eyesight Giver, Clothes Giver, friend Restorer, Feeder, expectation Giver, Father, Truth, Patient, Never-ending, time Maker, Friend, Miracle Maker, Abundant, divine appointment Setter, tree Maker: (tea, spices, fruit, healing), Healer, Deliverer, Reconciler, dream Giver, Perception Changer, Song Maker, home Giver, family Giver, door Opener, Door to eternal Life, Creator God, peace Maker, bird Giver, fish Maker, animal Maker, Morning Maker, memory Giver, earth Maker, Sky Maker, new heart Giver, glory Giver, knowledge Maker, Wisdom Giver, secret Giver, prayer Hearer, word Performer, Bible Giver, 2nd chance Giver, freedom Maker, favor Giver, Inventor, Teacher, Love Giver, sorrow Sharer, job Giver, honor Giver, mind Giver, color Giver, Light Maker, health Giver, indescribable God, Grace Giver, Fire Giver, heat Maker, children Giver, covenant Maker, dedication Maker, Future, Prophecy, Provider, Sun Giver, Rain Giver, vow Hearer, Beauty Maker, story Giver, Compassionate, Slow-to-anger, Merciful, Kind, Daddy, Owner of the cattle on a thousand hills, Encourager, Rich, Waymaker, Promisekeeper, Light in the Darkness, Sabatical Giver, Spirit, Holy, Sanctifier, Reminder, Cloud Cover, Breakthrough, Rewarder, Judge, I AM, Builder, Gracious, Tender, Great, King, Satisfier, Righteous, Sword, Rock, Shield, Gentle, Lamp, Finder, Order

Psalm 61

To the Chief Musician. On a stringed instrument. A Psalm of David.

Hear my cry, O God;
Attend to my prayer.
From the end of the earth I will cry to You,
When my heart is overwhelmed;
Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.

For You have been a shelter for me,
A strong tower from the enemy.
I will abide in Your tabernacle forever;
I will trust in the shelter of Your wings. Selah

For You, O God, have heard my vows;
You have given me the heritage of those who fear Your name.
You will prolong the king’s life,
His years as many generations.
He shall abide before God forever.
Oh, prepare mercy and truth, which may preserve him!

So I will sing praise to Your name forever,
That I may daily perform my vows.

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