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02/25/18 God’s Word for Today: “As we have heard, so have we seen in the city of the Lord of hosts, in the city of our God; God will establish it forever” (Psalm 48:8). Eternity In Your Heart. Does it ever feel as if you simply do not belong in this world? As if you are longing for something beyond what exists here? You are not imagining things, and you are certainly not alone. Hebrews 11:13,16 explains that faithful people throughout the ages have “agreed that they were only strangers and foreigners on this earth … they were looking forward to a better home in heaven.” You see, when you believe in God, He awakens the desire for eternity in you. Each time you sense that you are out of place here, it is because He’s further along in the process of transforming you to live in heaven forever. Whenever you feel like your heart is somewhere else _ that is okay. Just remember, you are not home yet. – jbr

“God, thank You for preparing me for heaven. I may not understand it all, but I praise You for establishing a wonderful home for me with you forever.” Amen. – Via Josue and Ruth Morales

02/24/18 God’s Word for Today: “Out of the depths I have cried to You, O Lord….There is forgiveness with You, that You may be feared” (Psalm 130:1). In Need of Deliverance? Are you your own worst enemy? Are you holding yourself back through your destructive behavior and negative outlook? The truth is, you cannot escape yourself, and there are issues that you cannot solve on your own. You have wounds you do not know how to heal, sins you cannot forgive yourself for, and walls built up in your heart that you are unable to overcome by yourself. God can deliver you from all those things. You will only remain your own worst enemy if you refuse to allow Him to work in your life. Do not make that mistake! Rather, cry out to Him. Rely on His wisdom, strength, and love. God can and will help you. – jbr

“God, I admit that I often sabotage myself in so many ways. Please help me. I need You and want to trust You. Please, God, heal what I cannot.” Amen. – Via Josue and Ruth Morales

02/23/18 God’s Word for Today: “Come, praise the Lord, all His servants” (Psalm 134:1). The Song of Your Life. There are certain tunes that immediately stir your soul. The music is uplifting, the lyrics inspiring, and for some reason, it touches your heart whenever you hear it. There are some people who have the same effect on your life. A smile spreads across your face whenever you see them, and a sweet melody of faith, kindness, and joy follows them even during the most difficult times. They’ve set their heart on God _ and it resonates to all who know them. What does your life tell people about God? Do you inspire others to follow Him? Is your life a praise or a dirge? An overture of peace and trust _ or a lament of pain and tragedy? You can choose the song. What will the song of your life be? – jbr

“God, I want my life to be a song of worship and thanksgiving to You! Please show me how to be a person pf praise. May all who meet me want to know You.” Amen – Via Josue and Ruth Morales

02/22/18 God’s Word for Today: “Our Lord is greater than all gods….The idols of the nations are of silver and gold made by human hands. They have mouths, but cannot speak, eyes, but cannot see” (Psalm 135:5, 15-16). Useless Idols. Anything can become an idol in your life _ relationships, activities, food, work, money, shopping, drugs _ anything. You know it’s taken over your heart because you’d forsake God for the pleasure and false security it offers. Sadly, it always leaves you wanting more _ you’re unfulfilled, isolated, and it’s slowly destroying your life. Do you find yourself heartbroken and unsatisfied more often than not? Is there an emptiness in you that nothing can fill? Your idol cannot help you. God sees your needs and supplies them. He hears your heart and provides you with understanding. When you feel empty, turn to Him and have confidence that He will help you. He will surely fill you to overflowing. – jbr

“God, please forgive me for seeking useless idols. Truly only You can satisfy my soul in a way that gives me life and joy. I choose You, God, and I praise You!” Amen – Via Josue and Ruth Morales

02/21/18 God’s Word for Today: “O God of my righteousness! You have given me relief when I was in distress” (Psalm 4:1). True Healing. Whether it is pain or paralysis in your limbs or an illness that affects you internally, health problems can severely limit what you can accomplish. The same is true for emotional and spiritual difficulties. Fears and regret can torment you to the point that you feel trapped in your situation. In your own power, you can do nothing to set yourself free, yet God can overcome whatever you are facing. In fact, God will work through affliction to make you genuinely complete and help you fulfill your purpose in life. Therefore, trust Him to lead you to the depth of your soul. He will turn your limitations into opportunities for surprising fruitfulness and teach you how to live in His comfort and abundance. – jbr

“God, thank You for truly healing my distress and giving relief to my troubled soul. I trust You to turn this place of pain into a reason for praising you.” Amen – Via Josue and Ruth Morales

02/20/18 God’s Word for Today: “But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well” (Matthew 6:33). How To Set Right Priorities. The Scriptures contain many cautionary examples of men and women who had misplaced priorities. Often, these are the otherwise godly people who had a momentary lapse. This should give every believer pause to consider the importance of taking captive detrimental thoughts and desires. For good purposes or bad, we set priorities in one of three ways: by evaluating which things ought to carry the most importance; by succumbing to pressure and letting people or circumstances dictate how we should prioritize; or by drifting into habits and modes of thinking that become a way of life. Wise believers will certainly want to avoid the drifting option, as this approach accompanies a life that feels meaningless. And priorities ought to be in place before we face trying circumstances and people _ in that way, we can be steadfast in our commitment. The only viable choice, then, is to prioritize deliberately. We do so by setting a goal to live in accordance with God’s purpose and plan. The priorities we choose are determined by what we value. Sometimes, though, prioritizing can be frustrating since there are so many distractions diverting our focus. If we consider a right relationship with God to be of utmost importance, then we will put first those actions and thoughts that strengthen our connection with Him. We need to be disciplined in following our goals, because living purposely is rarely easy. However, the good news is that God knows our heart, and He will honor our sincere attempts to put Him first. – cfs – Via Josue and Ruth Morales

02/19/18 God’s Word for Today: “I thank my God at all times for you because of the grace of God which was bestowed on you in Christ Jesus, so that in Him in every respect you were enriched, in full power and readiness of speech and complete knowledge and illumination” (1 Corinthians 1:4-5). Be Positive. The Word of God says, “Depart from evil and do good; seek, inquire for, and crave peace and pursue it” (Psalm 34:14). “Do all things without grumbling and faultfinding and complaining (against God) and questioning and doubting (among yourselves)” (Philippians 2:14). Be positive. Get rid of gossiping and complaining. Start your day by reading the Bible so that you will know how to speak from the authority of God’s Word. Spend time listening to God, and then tell others what you hear Him say. Bring life to whatever situations you face. – jm – Via Josue and Ruth Morales

02/18/18 God’s Word for Today: “I am poor and needy; make haste to me, Oh God! You are my help and my deliverer, O Lord, do not delay” (Psalm 70:5). I Need You Right Now! Have you ever noticed that sometimes when you try your hardest to make something work, it turns out wrong? These are often the times when God allows you to face difficulty in order to teach you to trust Him more deeply. By spending time with Him in prayer _ listing your concerns, desires, and needs _ you are telling Him that you need Him. Nothing touches His heart more profoundly than hearing your sincere prayer: “Father God, I can’t do this on my own. I need you.” Such humility immediately stirs His compassion. Friend, always remember that you can reach your goals by keeping your heart set on Him. So call to Him. He is certainly ready to respond and will send the wisdom you need for success. – jbr

“God, I know there are times when I rush ahead of you. I’m sorry. I confess my need and ask you to step into my situation so I will have your infinite support.” Amen. – Via Josue and Ruth Morales

02/17/18 God’s Word for Today: “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth” (2 Timothy 2:15). Resisting Compromise. People give in to pressure in many different areas _ morals, godly principles, clothing styles, or participation in gossip or flirtatious conversations. Small compromises lead to more serious ones. With each successive concession, our conscience is weakened. Ultimately, whenever we give way to evil _ whether we let go of a doctrinal belief or simply listen to music that taints our thoughts _ we always lose. We compromise for a variety of reasons. Many do so from a fear of rejection or of being unappreciated. Some chose to route to avoid conflict. Still others may begin to doubt God’s trustworthiness or goodness; as a result, they give up on HIm, compromising their basic beliefs and undermining their reason for assurance. To be men and women who are strong enough to resist making concessions, we need to develop some essential armor. First, we must have strong convictions about the Bible and depend on it as a guide for daily living. Next. we need to have faith in God’s promise to supply all of our needs. Finally, we must find the courage to trust in Him, even when we are misunderstood, persecuted, or falsely accused. When we surrender our life to God, He replaces enslavement to compromise with security in Him. – cfs – Via Josue and Ruth Morales

02/16/18 God’s Word for Today: “God blesses those who work for peace, for they will be called the children of God” (Matthew 5:9). Peacemakers For God. Peace is all about a never-ending search that lasts a lifetime. Like the search for truth, the search for peace never ends. The person who seeks permanent peace in this torn world is doomed to be disappointed. Peace is all about people and not things. Money and weapons don’t make war – people do! It is our sinful nature that leads to strife, time and time again. Peace is not found by means of violence, but by honest and sincere dialogue. A peace without righteousness is just another form of tyranny. Being a peacemaker is a difficult and thankless task, but it remains a God-appointed task. The peacemakers God blesses are people who don’t avoid their responsibilities. Our feelings are too changeable to rely on in our search for peace. Only once we are at peace with God, are we able to pray for our enemies. Peace must be shared. Christ’s blessings is promised to people who make peace – not those who have peace. We achieve peace only by working for it and this makes us God’s children. As His witnesses, we must persuade the world to receive peace from God’s hand. – A Pathway To God’s Presence

“God of peace, let Your peace become visible in my life so that the world will get to know Your peace through me.” Amen. – Via Josue and Ruth Morales

02/15/18 God’s Word for Today: “I will go to the altar of God, to God my exceeding joy and upon the lyre I shall praise You, O God, my God” (Psalm 43:4). Learning to Love Him. The student who studies to play an instrument with a mediocre teacher will take on the shortcomings of her mentor. It is only through the patient training of a skilled maestro that she is able to unlearn any faulty technique and discover the true art of her instrument. The same is true for love. Sometimes people are negatively influenced by those who first love them, and their devotion to God falls short. The wonderful thing about God is that He gladly teaches people how to love Him. Did you have a flawed example of love when you were growing up? Do not despair. The great Maestro will show you the most excellent way to express love and be loved in return. So learn from Him and sing His praises with joy. – jbr

“God, You are the great Maestro of my heart. Teach me to love as You do, unconditionally, sacrificially, with joy and trust. To You be all the glory.” Amen. – Via Josue and Ruth Morales

 

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