Daily Devotions

Archive for November, 2015

Meeting Challenges

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There are great challenges before us now and challenges yet to come upon this
world. Those challenges must not go unmet. And who better to meet them than
those who have been with Jesus? Each son of God and daughter of God is being
tested by Holy Spirit because Jesus wants each of us to participate (Jn.20:21; Gal.4:1-7).

(This is the eighth excerpt from Marty’s article “Present Challenges and the Prophetic
Mindset“ 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.)


9th Annual Kingdom Equipping Congress
March 2-4, 2016
Info and updates: KINGDOM EQUIPPING CONGRESS 2016


Strength for the Weary

HandUpAs the people of God assemble today, may the weary receive strength and the weak receive power.

Isa 40:27-31 says,  Why do you say, . . . “My way is hidden from the LORD, and my just claim is passed over by my God”?  Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, neither faints nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.  Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who WAIT upon the LORD will renew their strength. [vigor, physical strength, ability, power, fruitfulness, wealth.]  They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary [exhausted from labor], they will walk and not be faint. [fatigued, weakened by weariness]”  (NIV)


In Spite of Illusions

MoonRedTreesWhile there are people in every generation who have illusions and
fears about moons, celebrations and calendar dates, let us all fear
GOD and walk before Him uprightly through all the comings and
goings of signs and dates and books and CDs. In spite of illusions,
may the people of God live fruitfully and effectively while perfect
love is casting out fear created by those illusions (1Jn.4:18).

”But against all illusion and fantasy and empty talk
There’s always this rock foundation: Fear God!” (Eccl.5:7, Msg)


Marty & Kathy Gabler invite you to read their
articles in the latest issue of SEEC Magazine.
Volume 19 Issue 5
CLICK ON LINK BELOW TO READ:
Read SEEC Magazine


Taking in Possibilities

SignPossibilitiesWhen Jesus addressed Philip in John 6 about where the bread would come from to feed 5,000 people Philip simply was not looking beyond the limitations of his own experiences that he might see the possibilities of the workings and wonders of the Son of God. Philip didn’t even have to come up with any money nor any bread or fish. Andrew is the one who acquired the boy’s lunch. But in order to participate in the miracle, all Philip had to have was capacity – the ability to take in possibilities beyond his own experiences and limitations. The advantage Philip had was that he had been with Jesus—the same advantage you and I have (Matt.28:18-20; Lk.24:49; Jn.14:23).
(This is the seventh excerpt from Marty’s article “Present Challenges and the Prophetic Mindset“ 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.)


KATHY GABLER brings an encouraging word in this 3min. audio file.
“He is putting gates in your fences.”
http://martygabler.podomatic.com/entry/2013-09-04T13_14_04-07_00


Giving of Thanks

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It is a good thing to be reminded on one spacial day of the year that it is our
full time occupation every day (while going out, while being out and while
coming in) to give thanks to the LORD for goodness is not just an attribute,
it is what God is and He can be nothing else. Let there be giving of thanks
(in both speaking and singing) to Jahveh, who is most gracious.

“It is a good and delightful thing to give thanks to the Lord,
To sing praises to Your name, O Most High” (Ps.92:1, Amp)


Negative but not Dominating

ElephantFootMouseThe response Philip had to Jesus’ question about where to get bread was that 200 days wages would not purchase enough bread for each person to have even a small amount. Yet, Jn.6:11 says that each person had “as much as they wanted” and v.12 says that “they were filled.” Even if someone were to attempt taking Philip’s defense and try to show the many negative experiences he had endured in his life and declare that no more than his reply should be expected of him, it would only serve as an excuse and a very possible preventative to his opportunity to participate in miracles. It is possible to have negative experiences without them dominating one’s heart. “For as he thinks in his heart, so is he” (Prov.23:7, NKJV). “…God is greater than our heart and knows all things.” (1Jn.3:20, NKJV)

(This is the sixth excerpt from Marty’s article “Present Challenges and the Prophetic Mindset“ 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.)


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.”


Your Home #25

FirePeopleAroundYour Home #25—May your home be a place throughout this season and may your family be like warm coals that release warmth to one another and also those who are shivering under the coldness of hopelessness, illness and despair. May those struggling in cold despair find you and your family like a warm fire to sit beside.

“…like coals that give warmth… like a fire that you
may sit beside.” (Isa.47:14, EXB)


Marty & Kathy Gabler invite you to read their
articles in the latest issue of SEEC Magazine.
Volume 19 Issue 5
CLICK ON LINK BELOW TO READ:
Read SEEC Magazine