As the people of God assemble today may their feet be set firmly upon the never-failing Word of Almighty God. May they go into the week ahead with the knowledge and assurance that they have an unshakeable foundation to stand on no matter what they face in coming days.
“Yet the Lord is faithful, and He will strengthen [you] and set you on a firm foundation and guard you from the evil [one].” (2Thess.3:3, Amp)
Ps.23:5 …my cup runneth over.
Marty brings an encouraging word in this 2 min. audio.
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Almost every single believer in the Lord Jesus Christ would deny that they have “stopped short of the glory of God” simply because they have made a decision for Christ. The premiere scripture used in the Romans Road format for witnessing to unbelievers is Rom.3:23—for all have sinned and come short of the glory of God. That plan is to show unbelievers proof from the Bible that they are sinners and need to repent and accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. While the fact of “stopping short” is true for unbelievers, it is also true for many who count themselves as believers. The word “sinned” and the words “come short” each effect the other, i.e., are causational upon each other (as may be seen in the next couple of excerpts in the definition of “miss the mark”). It is entirely possible for not only unbelievers to “stop short” of the glory of God but believers as well.
(This is the third excerpt from Marty’s article “Don’t Stop Short” which was published in SEEC Magazine. More excerpts will be posted Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Previous excerpts may be read by scrolling down this page.)
In this 2 min. audio encouragement Kathy
declares: “Your Redeemer lives and He is
able to buy back time that the locusts have eaten.”
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Your Home #10 — May your home be the storehouse that bountiful good things are distributed from. May love, joy, peace, compassion, food, money and facilitation be gathered into your home and distributed to those who need them to be whole and advance in life.
“Let them do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to give, willing to share,”(1Tim.6:18, NKJV)
It is possible for an individual to fulfill God’s plan for his/her life (2Tim.4:7). There are some very basic factors about our makeup, and the makeup of others around us, that we can come to understand that will be of great value in continuing upon the path to that goal. Learning what that makeup looks like, accepting it and releasing ourselves to express it freely and fully, while recognizing and relating to others who have a different makeup, is key to success. When we begin to take notice of how God has “wired” us (or, simply, how God has made us) we can stay quite close to the trajectory our Lord has for His expression in our life’s walk. Then, not only are we more efficiently and obviously bringing glory to God but we are more fulfilled and satisfied and at peace in our lives.
(This is the second excerpt from Marty’s article “Don’t Stop Short” which was published in SEEC Magazine. Excerpts will be posted Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Previous excerpts may be read by scrolling down this page.)
God has a plan and a path for each of us to walk out during the course of our life (Jer.29:11). Our Lord has put within each of us a personality, gifting and abilities that He has designed to use uniquely to His glory. They are expressive aspects of His image (Gen.1:26) and must, therefore, become very significant considerations in our growth and maturity development. Each of us are “wired” differently from the other (though from time to time we will come across others wired similarly to us). The “way we are wired” (personality, gifting, abilities) is the way He means for us to function effectively in that plan (Ps.139:13-18). It is possible for each of us to become disillusioned, discouraged or disappointed and stop short of walking that course in the manner He has “wired” us. It is possible for each of us to stop short of fulfilling that goal but we don’t have to… not at any point (Lam.3:23; Matt.24:13; 28:20; Jn.14:17; 2Tim.4:7).
(This is the first excerpt from Marty’s article “Don’t Stop Short” which was published in SEEC Magazine. Excerpts will be posted Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The entire article is yours upon request.)