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Weekday devotionals for Christians

I Believe God!

Revelation 1:8

I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.

Malachi 3:6a

For I am the LORD, I change not…

What Do You Believe…or I should ask, “Who do you Believe”?  The god of this world seeks to destroy, obliterate, demolish, undermine, and hollow-out your faith in the Almighty.  When he tries to do that in your life, stand up and boldly say, “I believe God”!  Now I am not talking about Buddha, Mohammed, Hare Krishna , or any other false god, I am talking about God the Father, God the Son (Jesus), and God the Holy Spirit (Holy Ghost)!  I am talking about the One true, Living God!  I am also talking about His Wonderful, Everlasting, Preserved, Love Note that He wrote to you and me…The Holy Bible, the King James Bible!  Do you feel the tug of doubt that comes from the world?  When you do, boldly proclaim this one thing,   I BELIEVE GOD!!!

If you don’t know who I am talking about, then click on the link and read for yourself what the Bible says about knowing Jesus!  You will not regret that you did!

http://www.s422488312.initial-website.com/heaven-free-gift/

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July 16, 2013 Posted by | Devotional | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Don’t Hate Me For This

Gen 6:6  And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. 

Gen 6:5  And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. 

Pro 23:7  For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee. 

I talked last week about our thoughts.  I want to expound on those thoughts and bring more clarity to what I believe the above verses are talking about.

God destroyed the earth and everyone that lived on it because every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.  The following are some thoughts on this verse:

1. Every imagination is very important to God.  I believe the imagination is dealing with our entertainment.  I like Star Trek: The Next Generation T.V. Show.  I like science and the possibilities that it can bring.  I like outer space and the immensity of it.  Star Trek would fit in the category of my imagination.  I do realize that the show has finished making new episodes a long time ago, but  it is a good illustration.

2. Of the thoughts of his heart: this is what goes on inside us that no one can see…except God.

3. Only evil continually:  This means that wickedness is what ruled on their imagination…all the time.  I believe their entertainment may have started out simple to them, but before they knew it, their thoughts progressed into an “all-the-time” evil occurrence.

OK, OK so what am I getting at?  Here it is, the jelly on the bottom shelf.  If a real, live witch came up to you and asked you to participate in witch craft, would you do it?  Probably not, right?  Well, we may not think so, but when we watch that kind of stuff on TV, Movies, or in our video games and do nothing about it, we are participating with them in their evil.  YOU’RE Crazy!!  I know you may think that about me, but I will tell you that God did not destroy the earth and every man and beast in it because of evil actions, He did it because of  evil thoughts and imaginations.  When someone watches a movie about vampires, werewolves, and black magic like David Blane and they do nothing to turn it off or denounce it, then they are partakers with them.  They might as well have done it in front of you.

When you watch a movie, do you ever talk about it later?  Probably.  When someone watches a “love story” (blah!!!) about a shape-changing werewolf / man, do you think about it later…yes?  I am not perfect.  I am not trying to throw a stone at anyone.  I do not even know who will read this.  I am trying to sound a warning to everyone that reads this about how crafty and sly the devil is.  Remember, satan got Adam and Eve to sin in a perfect environment.  He is very good at his craft.  Please do not be fooled by Him.  I hope you take this as a sincere warning from me to you…whomever you are that needs this.

January 16, 2012 Posted by | Devotional | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What Are You Doing This Week-end?

1Pe 5:6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: 
1Pe 5:7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. 
1Pe 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:

In understanding what God really wants, I have to set aside my own personal thoughts.  This is very hard to do; seeing that I am stuck with myself.  What helps me though is the Word of God.  I am very guilty of trying to figure out what God would do, through my own perspective.  Have you ever been misunderstood?  I have and I hate it!  I usually get in trouble for something when I am misunderstood.  I can only imagine what God feels like when people like me try to figure Him out and then totally misunderstand what He does or is doing.  I can only imagine the frustration He feels when I do this.  God gets a “bad rap” a lot!  People think that God wants to “beat them down” when in reality, He wants to lift them up.

Many people buy the lie that God wants their life to be boring, and when they have fun, God is upset….WRONG!!!  Some people think that Satan and his crowd have all the fun…..WRONG!!!  This is the common misconception when it comes to Christ.  Satan will tell you what is easy to hear and easy to do; and what they don’t realize is that when sin is finished, it bringeth forth death.  God loves us so much that He tells us what will bless us “long term”.  It usually causes discomfort to do what God wants us to do, but if we do it, we will be blessed later.  Satan wants to devour you and me and wants to bring us low!  God wants us to do right and be humble.  When we humble ourselves in the sight of God, He always lifts us up!  Hey, we serve an Almighty God that loves us!  Satan didn’t die for anyone, only Jesus died for us.  Satan wants to “swoop-in” at the last second and deceive us with sinful fun.  God wants us to have fun after we obey Him.  Who will you believe, God or Satan?  What will you do this weekend?  Will you go to church and do right?  Or will you need someone to drive you home from your “fun”?

Bro. CW’s Challenge:

Follow God, and read His Love Note to you today!

October Bible Reading Schedule

20. Nehemiah 1-5:13

I Corinth. 7:1-40

Psalms 31:19-32:11

Prov. 21:4-7

21. Nehemiah 5:14-9:21

I Corinth. 8-9:18

Psalms 33:1-22

Prov. 21:8-12

22. Nehemiah 9:22-12:26

I Corinth. 9:19-11:2

Psalms 34:1-22

Prov. 21:13-16

23. Nehemiah 12:27-Esther 3:15

I Corinth. 11:3-34

Psalms 35:1-28

Prov. 21:17-20

24. Esther 4-10:3

II Corinth. 12-13:13

Psalms 36-37:11

Prov. 21:21-24

October 21, 2011 Posted by | Devotional, Sunday School | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment