Colossians 3:5, “…Put to death…covetousness, which is idolatry”
“You left your first Love”
Wow, the Bible’s really serious here about this, in a lot of other books, too, especially Hosea. We all fall short, but when You get to know God in a relationship, You begin to understand how much He loves us. So much stuff gets in the way, even works and we get distracted and competitive, when He wants to be Firstin our lives. Like setting aside special times in the day with Him, a friend does it at 3:16 in the afternoon, I love the mornings with Him.
Psalm 63:3, “Because Your lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise You.”
You Lord on high, Holy One, are the reason why Paul went through all those trials, because of You, being with You, serving You, honoring You
“One day in Your courts is better than a thousand.” Psalm 84:10
“What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for Whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ ” Philippians 3:8 (NIV)
“It is written in the prophets, ‘And they shall all be taught by God.’ Therefore everyone who has heard and learned from the Father comes to Me.”
Jesus in John 6:45
“He had no counselor to guide his steps,” E.M. Almedingen’s 1967, St. Francis of Assissi biography reveals. If he didn’t obey Jesus’ calling, we’d never have heard of him. He left his wealthy parents, disobeyed even the Roman church, except for one Bishop close to the Pope.
People like my friend from Massachusettes; God talked to her, gave her visions and did things even her own Pastor couldn’t help her with or explain, until she attended Global Awakening.
“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.” Jesus in Matthew 11:29
…God said in the spirit when I questioned Him about what would happen next, how would things work out. I switched to praising and thanking Him!
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” John 3:16
“If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!” Matthew 7:11
Acts 17:25, “Nor is He worshipped with men’s hands, as though He needed anything, since He gives to all life, breath, and all things.”
“I gave you your master’s house and your master’s wives into your keeping, and gave you the house of Israel and Judah. And if that had been too little, I also would have given you much more”” 2 Samuel 12:8
To all peoples, nations, and languages that dwell in all the earth:
Peace be multiplied to you.
I make a decree that in every dominion of my kingdom men must tremble and fear before the God of Daniel.
For He is the living God, And steadfast forever; His kingdom is the one which shall not be destroyed, And His dominion shall endure to the end. He delivers and rescues, And He works signs and wonders In heaven and on earth, Who has delivered Daniel from the power of the lions
“That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” Philippians 2:10-11
Mix milk, rice, raisins and cinnamon together in a pot and bring to a boil, while stirring a bit. Lower flame, cover while stirring occasionally till rice is all softened, add a little more milk if needed, about 30 minutes. Add butter and let it melt in. Smash in banana leaving some lumps. Serve.
Cooking the rice in milk takes a lot longer than in water and the banana gives it a Caribbean feel. Adapted from cafedelites.com/easy-cinnamon-raisin-rice-pudding/
“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!”
Fear is falling, addiction is falling, chains are falling, oppression is falling, in Jesus’ name