Daily Devotions

Archive for July, 2017

Deciding to Act Upon Blessing

“For wide is the gate and broad is the way” is terminology that informs us it is easy to get to destruction. Making no decision can get us to destruction as well as making the wrong decision. Not going through ordained doors can end us up in destruction as well as going through doors someone (or something, e.g., misguided sentiment or obligation) other than Father opened for us. If you simply plant a garden and leave it and never attend it by pulling weeds and watering it, it will soon come to fruitlessness, even destruction. That which is ignored or neglected will soon grow up and choke out its life. If we neglect or ignore matters of health and nutrition our bodies begin to break down and fall into destruction. We must make choices to be healthy. Destruction can easily come without it having to be worked at. There must be a choosing of, and corresponding acting upon, life and blessing. (Fourth excerpt from Marty’s article “Doors and Self-Government”)

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Sing Honor and Praise!

As the people of God assemble today, may they sing out of honor, praise and worship to their God who is above all and above every name. May they proclaim to one another and into the atmosphere His greatness that is worthy of undivided worship, praising Him for Who He is, God Most High!  “Sing God a brand-new song! Earth and everyone in it, sing! Sing to God—worship God!” (Ps.96:1-2, Msg)

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MELISSA GABLER and the Grace Worship Team singing “Manifesto” in a worship service at Grace International Church * www.graceic.org
Click on link below to listen:  http://martygabler.podomatic.com/entry/2013-09-19T07_57_28-07_00


Paying Off Debt

Before the end of the year I am praying to see a lot of posts that start with: “Hey, you guys, we just paid off another debt!!! PTL!!!

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Doors and Decisions

In the fullness of His wisdom and who He is, Father has placed opportunities and choices before us. But our Father does not leave us without guidance as to what kind of decisions that are best and fitting for us to make. Matt. 7:13  “Enter through the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and spacious and broad is the way that leads away to destruction, and many are those who are entering through it. 14  But the gate is narrow (contracted by pressure) and the way is straitened and compressed that leads away to life, and few are those who find it.”  Now we have, in both the Old Testament and in the New Testament, true foundation and guidelines for how we choose to go about making decisions. Whether or not we go through the many divinely-ordained opened doors God has put before us this year will depend upon how we make decisions this year. But you must know that there are many doors open before you. They are not just barely cracked open and they are certainly not locked but wide open for His Kingdom purposes, for His Name’s sake.  (Third excerpt from Marty’s article “Doors and Self-Government”)

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Kingdom Congress 2018
March 7-9, 2018
Team: Marty, Kathy and Melissa Gabler, Jim Hodges,
Simon Purvis, Larry Burden, Sam Brassfield, Dr. Don Crum
Information: martygabler.com/kc2018/

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Connected to a Higher Source

Jesus wanted His disciples connected to a higher source than the religion they had been stooped in. Jesus wanted followers whose lives showed His loving, redemptive character as a result of their relationship with Him. The legalism they had practiced could identify adherents but couldn’t produce fruit that witnessed to who the Father really is. The only thing their legalism communicated was that they were connected to a religion and its rules. Jn 15:8 “This is how my Father shows who He is–when you produce grapes, when you mature as my disciples.” (MSG) The fruitless things in their lives were pruned back by the word of Jesus so they might produce good fruit, good character (15:2).  We are praying you discover daily that the character of Jesus is demonstrated in your life.  (Marty’s Daily Discovery as heard on TEXAS PRAISE RADIO at the bottom of the hour 24hrs/day.)

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Choosing Life or Death

While there are open doors before us, there is, however, a process of decision-making that we must give ourselves to.  Jehovah’s instruction to prophet Jeremiah has embodied within it the matter of choosing. Jer. 21:8  “You shall also say to this people, ‘Thus says the LORD, “Behold, I set before you the way of life and the way of death.”  Deut. 30:19 plainly shows us that our God puts His power of command to us in hopes that we will choose life instead of death and choose blessing instead of a curse. We are not simply those who observe and experience the coming and the passing of days and calendar events. We have choices to make as to how those days, events and people affect us; we must make choices as to how we will affect those days, events and people. We can be bearers of life or of death, bearers of blessing or curses.  (Second excerpt from Marty’s article “Doors and Self-Government”)

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Make a Fresh Start

Occasionally in life, we tend to put ourselves in relationships and situations that effectively serve to block any progress which we have thought we should have made by this point in life. The impassible wall our decisions make seems to just reach up and block the wind that would fill our sails and move us to a much more desirable haven. Now, today, is the time to call on God and move with God.  (Ps.51:10)  “God, make a fresh start in me, shape a Genesis week from the chaos of my life… 12 Bring me back from gray exile, put a fresh wind in my sails!”  We are praying you discover daily that your sails are full of the wind of the Spirit of God and you are by-passing old stopping points. (Marty’s Daily Discovery as heard on TEXAS PRAISE RADIO at the bottom of the hour 24hrs/day.)

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Dreams Visions Prophecy Symposium
September 22-24, 2017 *** NO FEE
Kathy, Melissa and Marty Gabler
Teaching Worship Ministry Activation
Grace International Church    Willis,TX
936-856-2455   
graceic.org
More Info:
martygabler.com/dreams-visions-prophecy/