Daily Devotions

Archive for May, 2015

Always Thankful

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As the people of God assemble today, may they
remember and thankfully recount to one another
the good things the Lord has done.

“I will always thank God for what he has done;
I will praise his good name when his people meet.”
(Ps.52:9, CEV)


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Great Method

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The reason John and Charles Wesley and their
movement were called “The Methodists” is
because of their method:  “Prayer and Bible
reading lead to sanctification”.  Now that’s
a great method.


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The Limitless God

We must let go of theology that has been formed from human experience and man’s reasoning and look to the Word of God that shows us the StarsSpacelimitless God Whose Kingdom comes and comes and comes (Isa.9:7). That Kingdom comes right through time, right on through opposition, right through the shouts of dissenting mobs and even through walls (Lk.24:36). The Bible and worship bring us a picture of God and His Kingdom that is a great deal larger than the picture that the poverty-of-the-human-experience paints. In Acts 12:7-10, an angel walked Peter out of chains and prison like they were going for a stroll in the park. In Jn.2, Jesus turned plain water into the best wine that the host had tasted. The chemical composition of the water was so changed that it became wine. In His human body, that had typical density, Jesus defied gravity and the density of water and walked atop it with ease. Human reasoning tried sorely to deny the disciples of the extraordinary of God when it reasoned that what the disciples saw was only a ghost (Matt.14:26). Our King and His authority and His purposes will not be so easily dismissed. Peter joined Jesus and also walked on water (Matt.14:29). Therefore, the sons of the Kingdom are candidates to participate in what their King has set up.

(This is the fifth excerpt from Marty’s article “Kingdom Mentality“ 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.)


To read articles by Marty and Kathy Gabler,
Jim Hodges and Simon Purvis
CLICK HERE—ARTICLES


Discretion And Understanding

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May the Lord help us to act with discretion and may we
seek Him and His Word until we have the understanding
we need to speak and act judiciously, not just for ourselves
but for the sake of others.

“Discretion shall watch over you, understanding shall
keep you.” (Prov.2:11, Amp)


Listen to a short audio file of MELISSA GABLER speaking.
CLICK ON THIS LINK: “Everything Is Set Up For You To Cross The Finish Line.”


Knowing The THY Of THY Kingdom

DiamondFacetsWe are not praying for just “any” kingdom to come nor for “a” kingdom to come but for “THY” Kingdom to come (Matt.6:10). To have a Kingdom mentality, it is a necessity to know the “THY” of that unshakeable Kingdom (Heb.12:28). I heard a preacher say that he was taken up to heaven and an angel gave him a tour. After awhile they walked up to a room from which was shining a great brightness. He looked in and saw a great, bright Being on a throne. Above the Being were angels circling the throne. With each revolution around the throne they would begin shouting and praising all over again. The man asked the angel why they did that. The angel said that those angels had been circling the throne like that forever and that each time they made a new revolution around the throne they would see some aspect of God that they had not ever seen before and it would start them praising all over again. He is the God of the wisdom that has “innumerable aspects and infinite variety” (Eph.3:10). We have not seen everything.

(This is the fourth excerpt from Marty’s article “Kingdom Mentality“ 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.
Volume 19 Issue 2
CLICK HERE to read SEEC Magazine


Jesus Supreme

HoldingBibleUpThe truth of Jesus be supreme above
every belief, philosophy and creed. 

“[ Beware of Requirements Invented by Humans ] Be
careful not to let anyone rob you of this faith through
a shallow and misleading philosophy. Such a person
follows human traditions and the world’s way of doing
things rather than following Christ.” (Col.2:8, GW)


Marty brings an encouraging word in this 2 min. audio.
CLICK HERE: The Word of God is working in you!

 


Redemptive Wisdom

MountainsunshineThe church is not the Kingdom of God but a model and stewarding entity within the Kingdom. The purpose of the church in the Kingdom of God: “[The purpose is] that through the church the complicated, many-sided wisdom of God in all its infinite variety and innumerable aspects might now be made known…” (Eph.3:10, Amp). That wisdom is made known through redemptive acts of power (Lk.10:9;11:20;1Cor.2:4;4:20; 1Thess.1:5). That redemptive wisdom is the foundation and body of our thinking and mindsets when we have gotten it out of the Word of God and into our hearts and minds and decisions and actions. Theology formed from the poverty of human experience leaves minds severely limited and disoriented with no true compass. We must adjust our focus from matters and things that people say are impossible to focusing on Him Whose Kingdom, Whose rule and authority, comes in the moment and brings with it the power and resources of heaven. “Poverty” basically means “insufficiency” and the human experience is far too insufficient to form anything to stand on, let alone anything that will bring hope or any viable form of solution.

(This is the third excerpt from Marty’s article “Kingdom Mentality“ 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.)


To read articles by Marty and Kathy Gabler,
Jim Hodges and Simon Purvis
CLICK HERE—ARTICLES