Daily Devotions

Archive for January, 2015

Heat And The Future

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It appeared on more than one occasion that Joseph would not finish his course. Power-people seemed to step in his way around every other corner. Yet, being sold for a slave was one of the steps that assured Joseph would get where he was supposed to be when he was supposed to be there. (Gen.50:20) It wasn’t simply a step in the direction of salvation for Israel, it also worked out some things in Joseph that he couldn’t take with him to the palace. Interpreting dreams in the prison tried and prepared him to interpret dreams in the palace. In the dark hours and the obscure places, he gained godly wisdom that would soon be in demand. We need people who know the future and have an assurance about the future. They are in great demand. They will always have job security. And, biblically speaking, it seems those people step into position with the heat of the trying-furnace still on them.


 


Overcome The Damage

mirrorHandsIf we don’t overcome damage to our identity, worth and track record, we  develop an offense or an attitude or an outlook on life that leaves our mirror cracked, leaves our self-worth fragmented and pulls the rug out from under our self-government.  That, in turn, undermines every opportunity and relationship we have.  

(This is the sixth excerpt from Kathy’s article “Seeing Us The Way God Sees Us—Part 2“ which was published in SEEC Magazine [Marty and Kathy’s ministry magazine]. More excerpts will be posted Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Previous excerpts may be read by scrolling down this page.)


 


Relationships That Build Up

Friends

 

This year may you find and keep the kind of relationships that build you up and don’t tear you down.

“For I am not ashamed, even if I have boasted somewhat too much about the authority that the Lord has given us—authority to build you up, not to tear you down.” (2Cor.10:8, GNB)


Marty and Kathy’s 10th Annual
Kingdom Congress 2017
March 1-3, 2017
Worship, Prophetic Ministry, Impartation Service, Israel Update
Click Here For More Info:  SEEC Ministries Kingdom Congress 2017


God Hasn’t Changed His Mind About You

I know a lady that was raised on the church bench.  She had such a heart for God when she was young, that she Walkingtruly considered marrying a minister.  She is wired primarily eagle, who tends to require perfection in self.  She is also ox, wanting no conflict, and she has a motivational gift of serving as well.  She went right from high school to being a secretary.  As choices flowed in her life, she married young and went through two divorces.  Being a conscientious church girl, she saw herself as disqualified and a failure.  She struggled with thinking that her potential and purpose were lost.  For years, her self-image and self-worth were shaken.  However, even with those two elements shaken, she was one of those exceptional people that had enough strength of character not to allow her self-government to take a dive.  She remained diligent in her career and rose to executive secretary.  After dealing with taunting questions like “Who am I now?   Why am I here now? (since I’ve messed up so badly),” she came to the realization that God had not changed His mind about His original intent for her and her gifts and calling were still intact.  Today, she has overcome and is an awesome intercessor, just as she was originally intended to be.  She realizes now that even her time as a secretary was actually intercessory in nature, building bridges between problems and their resolve.  She outgrew her feelings of unworthiness to even allow the Holy Spirit to stir gifts in her of discernment and prophetic proclamation.
(This is the fifth excerpt from Kathy’s article “Seeing Us The Way God Sees Us—Part 2“ which was published in SEEC Magazine [Marty and Kathy’s ministry magazine]. More excerpts will be posted Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Previous excerpts may be read by scrolling down this page.)
Marty & Kathy Gabler invite you to read their
articles in the latest issue of SEEC Magazine.
CLICK HERE to read SEEC Magazine


Believing In My Redeemer

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We’ve got to believe more in our Redeemer
than we believe in the past.—(Kathy)

 
“Plead my cause and redeem me; revive me and
give me life according to Your word.” (Ps.119:154, Amp)


Marty and Kathy’s 8th Annual Conference
Kingdom Equipping Congress 2015
March 4-6, 2015
Worship, Prophetic Ministry, Impartation Service
Update on Israel and the Middle East
Click Here For More Info:  https://martygabler.com/ctk-conference/


Redeeming The Cracks

When our self-image takes a hit and our mirror gets cracked, it is tempting to feel so fragmented that we stop FaceCrackMirrorfunctioning.  If we do, then condemnation seeps into those cracks and tries to kill our relationship with our Father and tries to steal our sense of worth and tries to destroy our self-government.  Condemnation is one of the most lethal weapons the devil uses because it carries a mixture of truth and lie that is particularly toxic.  Condemnation’s first punch is usually true, like “You know you messed up. You’re guilty.”   However, it’s second punch is a poisonous lie like, “There is no way out, no healing for a cracked mirror.  There is no way to redeem value that was lost and no restoration of broken boundaries.”  Those lies should make you want to spit.
(This is the fourth excerpt from Kathy’s article “Seeing Us The Way God Sees Us—Part 2“ which was published in SEEC Magazine [Marty and Kathy’s ministry magazine]. More excerpts will be posted Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Previous excerpts may be read by scrolling down this page.)


 

Marty & Kathy Gabler invite you to read their
articles in the latest issue of SEEC Magazine.
CLICK HERE to read SEEC Magazine


Changelessness Dissipates

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As the people of God assemble today may all impression and/or delusion of sameness and changelessness dissipate like a mist in the face of the truths and reality of the Word of God—that Word which changes not but changes people and circumstances.
“I want a walk in the country, I want a cabin in the woods.  I’m desperate for a change from rage and stormy weather.” (Ps.55:8, Msg)