Daily Devotions

Archive for November, 2014

The Power Of God To Salvation

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As the people of God assemble today may people
be saved, healed and delivered by the saving power
of Jesus Christ and His shed blood at Calvary.

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it
is the power of God to salvation for everyone who
believes…” (Rom.1:16a, NKJV)

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Cooperation With Your Purpose

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May the Lord cause individuals, companies and
entities to work in cooperation with His purposes for you.

“You’re blessed when you can show people how to cooperate
instead of compete or fight. That’s when you discover who you
really are, and your place in God’s family.” (Matt.5:9, Msg)


Dealing With Less Fallout

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In Absalom, the people got the appearance and looks that fit their agenda but they didn’t get the character in the man.  He was able to present a fine appearance and a desirable program but there was no character behind the appearance.  Absalom got the results of a self-promoter and Israel got the privilege of dealing with the fallout.  Maybe if we give ourselves to time and process and track records, we will have less fallout to deal with.
“And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you;” (1Thess.5:12, KJV)


Thanking God No Matter What

Thanksgiving1“Be cheerful no matter what; pray all the time; THANK GOD no matter what happens. This is the way God wants you who belong to Christ Jesus to live.” (1Thess.5:16-18, Msg)

The one who knows Jehovah God knows that, in spite of what circumstances or people have done, God Almighty still has a purpose of His own in that person’s life. This Great God is too wise to act irrationally and too compassionate to be cruel. We are in Christ Jesus and giving thanks from that position from which nothing nor anyone can remove us.

“I’m absolutely convinced that nothing—nothing living or dead, angelic or demonic, today or tomorrow, high or low, thinkable or unthinkable—absolutely nothing can get between us and God’s love because of the way that Jesus our Master has embraced us.” (Rom.8:38-39, Msg)

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“…Thanksgiving is our dialect.” (Eph.5:4b, Msg)


Don’t Doubt Your Worth

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The second thing Satan said to Jesus was,   “Since you are God’s Son, jump.”  That meant, prove your Father values You and values the purpose in You.  However, God had publicly affirmed Jesus when He said, “This is My beloved Son in whom I’m well pleased.”  So, Satan couldn’t make Jesus test His own affirmation and worth because Satan couldn’t make Him doubt it.  Many people grow up never being affirmed.  No authority figure or nurturer or friend ever takes the time to declare their worth and affirm them.  That is sad, but it does not have to be terminal.  If you haven’t had the affirmation needed to have a solid sense of self-worth, you can still decide to be a victim of that and never get where you were born to go, or you can overcome it.

(This is the eleventh excerpt from Kathy’s article “Seeing Us The Way God Sees Us” which was published in SEEC Magazine. Excerpts will be posted Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Previous excerpts may be read by scrolling down this page. The audio CD of this message is entitled “Free To Be.”)


Control Or Trust

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You can either have control or trust.

You can’t have both–KathyGabler


Click the link below to hear Melissa and Marty singing “Rise Up”
on Track 10 of their worship CD “An Encounter.”
The CD is prophetic worship.
Produced by FICMI Studio Conroe,TX.
Arranged and engineered by Jorge Gamboa.
* The audio is best enjoyed using ear buds or headphones.

Click on this link: http://martygabler.podomatic.com/entry/2013-09-30T20_14_28-07_00

We pray you are edified,

Marty


Who Told You That You Were Naked?

fig and leaf2> The second question God asked Adam was, “Who told you that you were naked?”  In other words, who judged you and put your value on the line and undermined your affirmation?  God had created Adam in His own image and put him on earth with undeniable, detailed daily purpose, so there was no lack of affirmation.  I believe the “who” is what God was emphasizing in this question because “naked” was nothing new.  If this was Friday, Adam had been naked on Thursday too.  The real issue was “who” decided Adam was worth less in the last twenty-four hours?  Mature sons shouldn’t hide when they need to repent.  Sowing fig leaves was an attempt to fix things without repentance.  Repentance is going up to the “pent-house” (mind) to see from a higher, God perspective and change our thinking.  No change in thinking means no real change.  The question pointed out that it was Adam who believed his identity was damaged.  It was not God that was doubting worth or abandoning. In fact, it never is God that decides worth is diminished.
(This is the tenth excerpt from Kathy’s article “Seeing Us The Way God Sees Us” which was published in SEEC Magazine. Excerpts will be posted Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Previous excerpts may be read by scrolling down this page. The audio CD of this message is entitled “Free To Be.”)