Safe

Proverbs 18:10

The name of the Lord is a fortified tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.

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Want to know where to go? Run to it and be safe!  The Lord is the answer!  Simple as that!

If you don’t know where to look, find the nearest church and ask.  I know they would love to see you comin’!

Lord, I’m grateful that I have You to run to.  I pray Lord that I will stop running to other things and begin turning to You first. I pray for my family and friends Lord and I pray for those in our communities that don’t know where to look. Amen!

 

 

Consult God

Isaiah 8 and 9

Consult God’s instruction and the testimony of warning. If anyone does not speak according to this word, they have no light of dawn. Distressed and hungry, they will roam through the land; when they are famished, they will become enraged and, looking upward, will curse their king and their God. Then they will look toward the earth and see only distress and darkness and fearful gloom, and they will be thrust into utter darkness.

and then the story continues

The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned. You have enlarged the nation and increased their joy;

and

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.  Of the greatness of his government and peace there will be no end.

Isaiah 8 thru 9  click to read from Bible Gateway

Lord, I have seen the darkness and you have risen me back into the light.  This world, my circumstances try to drag me back down into the depth of darkness but the Holy  Spirit that You have put inside me, helps me be strong and stay in the light.  Your words and Your examples give me clear direction and I am grateful! Amen!

Question Friday

Can a broken person make a difference for God?

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John 4:28-29

Samaritan Woman

Phil 1:6

Isaiah 41:10

No matter our past, Jesus accepts us today for who we are and will use our experiences for His good.  Start today a new……

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Disciple

Acts 18:2-3

There he met a Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus, who had recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla, because Claudius had ordered all Jews to leave Rome. Paul went to see them,  and because he was a tent maker as they were, he stayed and worked with them.

Acts 18:26

He began to speak boldly in the synagogue. When Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they invited him to their home and explained to him the way of God more adequately.

Because of  Priscilla and Aquila’s love of the Lord, they invited people into their home.  When Paul was traveling he was invited to stay with them for a while.  During that time Paul taught them more about the Lord until it was time for him to move on.  Paul was discipling Priscilla and Aquila during this time.  Some time passed and a man by the name of Apollos came into town and was boldly speaking of Jesus.  “He had been instructed in the way of the Lord and spoke with great fervor” as it says in Acts 18:25.  But his knowledge was limited.  When Priscilla and Aquila heard him they invited him into their home.  They shared with him what they had learned from Paul.  Those that knew him encouraged him and wrote to the other disciples and Apollos went to a neighboring city where he spoke about Jesus strongly and with confidence.

In this story you see where Paul discipled Priscilla and Aquila, then they discipled Apollos, others discipled Apollos by encouraging him and writing a letter so others would accept him and he went on to disciple in a neighboring city.

This story teaches us much wisdom.  Do we invite others into our home?  Do we invite others into our lives? Do we share with them what we have learned about God and Jesus? Do we encourage them to live boldly for Him and tell others so they will listen?  And do we allow others to disciple us?  We may believe that we know but there is always more to learn.

Lord, Thank You for your teachings.  Thank you for placing people in my life that have taken me under their wing and shared You with me.  Thank you for giving me a heart to be open.  Help me to see those that I need to disciple. Amen!

Teach and Train

Titus 2:2-5

Teach the older men to be temperate, worthy of respect, self-controlled, and sound in faith, in love and in endurance.   Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good.  Then they can urge the younger women to love their husbands and children,  to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God.

Paul was directing Titus on what he was to do with a newly converted church people. This is what to instruct the men to be and then the women.  Those instruction are a guide to how I should be.  And I have to admit, “some days it’s difficult!”.  Some days I simply feel like being naughty.  It takes effort and intentionality!  Well, at least it does for me!  But in my heart, my heart that sees the instructions and desires to be with Jesus one day, I pray to God for His grace on me and I pray that He will continue molding me to be His servant. And as long as I’m seeking, as I’m continuing to allow the Holy Spirit to guide me, I can know that He is working.   I know that I have been instructed to help urge the younger women to be the best they were made to be for Him.  I know that is a calling that I can not ignore!  So I urge you also to step out there and be that person that Titus is instructing.

Yes, it takes effort and intentionality!

Seek out His instructions, allow the Holy Spirit in you be your guide and be overflowing with the love that the Lord has given to you.

Lord, thank You for having mercy and grace on me.  Thank You for given me the perfect instructions.  Help me to be moldable and eager to serve.  Help me to be bold!  Lord be with the younger generations, for this world is eaten up with sin.  Guide us all and give us strength to overcome! Amen!