Kathy’s Smile

“But as many as received Him, to them He gave power to become the sons of God.” John 1:12

“And if children, then heirs – heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.”    Romans 8:17

Kathy, a sister in Christ, informed me that people with money need the Lord, too. Even more that people in material need.

Father, let us be your united children, bless, encourage and admonish one another in love

 

 

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.

When You Run

“When you walk, your steps will not be hindered,
And when you run, you will not stumble.

Proverbs 4:12

“Why do you say, O Jacob, and speak, O Israel: ‘My way is hidden from the Lord, and my just claim is passed over by my God’? 28 Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, neither faints nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable. 29 He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might He increases strength. 30 Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall,
31 But those who wait on the Lord
Shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not faint.”

Isaiah 40:27-31

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Look For The Treasure

Heard in my spirit.

“But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us.”

2 Corinthians 4:7

For the Lord has chosen Jacob for Himself, Israel for His special treasure.”     Psalm 135:4

Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”        Jesus in Matt 6:19-21

“…Treasure my commands”  Proverb 2:1-5

Again, the kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and hid; and for joy over it he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.”  Matt 13:44

“Then He said to them, “Therefore every scribe instructed concerning the kingdom of heaven is like a householder who brings out of his treasure things new and old.” Matt 13:52

Derek Prince: “You need to treat God’s holy calling for you with reverence – it’s a treasure.”

 

 

 

Today I’ll Make a Difference

Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.” Ephesians 5:15-16 (NIV)

Max Lucado’s God is With You Every Day, January 2:

A person is the product of his thoughts. I will be grateful…I will get up. I will rise again.

“But my horn shalt thou exalt like the horn of an unicorn: I shall be anointed with fresh oil.”  Psalm 92:10 (KJV)

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To Those Who Are Perishing

“For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.”         1 Corinthians 1:18

But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:

In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.”                             2 Corinthians 4:3-4 

Getting blank stares anyone when you talk about your faith? This reminds me of the idiom; All that glitters isn’t gold. Head knowledge won’t get you into heaven.

Everything is God’s

“The earth is the Lord’s and all its fullness, the world and those who dwell therein.”  Psalm 24:1

“Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in the power of your hand to do so.”  Proverbs 3:27

“Now, our God, we give you thanks, and praise your glorious name.  14 “But who am I, and who are my people, that we should be able to give as generously as this? Everything comes from you, and we have given you only what comes from your hand.”  1 Chronicles 29:13-14, David’s prayer

Lord Father, we give thanks to You, for providing our homes, businesses and paychecks in Jesus’ name.

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6/13/2019 — The Word

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. — 2 Timothy 1:7 Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before […]

via 6/13/2019 — The Word

Check out Soulfood101’s awesome, simply blog!  Thank you, Margaret, You’re doing a great job sharing God’s word.

 

“I Am He Who Searches The Minds

…and hearts.  And I will give to each one of you according to your works.” Revelations 2:23.

Psalm 62:11-12 (NKJV), “God has spoken once,
Twice I have heard this:
That power belongs to God.
Also to You, O Lord, belongs mercy;
For You render to each one according to his work.”

If you glorify the Lord in your business, home, family, He will back you.  “I am with you” Isaiah 41:10.

I’m with you always” says Jesus in Matthew 28:20.

“Spiritual Knowledge Is Power” from Jeanie Shepard Ministries

see this powerful reminder of who God is, who you are by a friend:  via Spiritual Knowledge Is Power

Scripture References: Matthew 3:13-17; 4:1-11

After Jesus was baptized, He was declared the Son of God by His Father. He was then led into the wilderness for 40 days and 40 nights, by the Holy Spirit. The devil appeared in a visible form and he spoke with an audible voice. His mission was to tempt Jesus to sin against God.

“If thou be the Son of God, command these stones to be made bread,” he said.

His intent was to plant a seed of doubt into the mind of Christ. He wanted Jesus to doubt His Divine Sonship. Jesus replied, “It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.” Though he laid his divinity aside, Jesus had not forgotten who his Father declared him to be.

Below, I have shared a few facts that I believe may enrich you strategically before the onset of every spiritual battle. Spiritual armor and weapons are what we use to defeat the enemy. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities and powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high place; (Eph. 6:12-18).

#1 – Know your identity in Christ, and know who you belong to.

But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light, (1 Peter 2:9 KJV).

The devil observed Jesus’ outward appearance and concluded that after 40 days and nights Jesus had to be very hungry and weak. After all, he is just a man who needed food for nourishment and strength. Jesus consistantly quoted what was already written in the Scriptures.

#2 – You must submit to God first!

Submit yourselves therefore to God, resist the devil and he will flee from you; (James 4:7 KJV).

Then devil took Jesus to the holy city and sat him on a pinnacle of the temple; (Matt. 4:5). He said, “If you are the Son of God throw yourself down.” The devil was tempting Jesus to jump from the highest point to see if God will command angels to catch him; (Ps. 91:11). Jesus replied, “It is written: Do not put the Lord your God to the test.”

The serpent used the same tactics with Eve in the Garden of Eden. He used the forbidden fruit from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil to tempt her, and she took the bait. “Go ahead and eat the fruit, you won’t die, you’ll be like God,” he said, (paraphrased). So, Eve exchanged the spoken truth of God’s word for satan’s lie. Disobedience resulted in the fall of man; (Gen. 3).

#3 – God is forever faithful; all of His promises are true.

Keep reading: https://jeanieshepard.org/2014/07/16/spiritual-knowledge-is-power/