Daily Devotions

Archive for January, 2018

Pursuing Jesus This Year

(Larry Burden) “As 2018 is now in motion, anticipate the extraordinary manifestations of the Holy Spirit as you continue to pursue the realities of our Father’s eternal kingdom. It is our year to grow in maturity, to increase in spiritual strength and to prosper in our assignments of the harvest. It is our year to expect the unexpected interventions of God in our life situations. We must not confuse our conditions with the truth of God’s character. We must expect extraordinary health, expect our prayers to be answered, and grow in our confidence in God! Remember, it is not what we think we are that stops our growth, it is what we think we are not that stops us. What we pursue, we become like. Let’s pursue Jesus with all our hearts this year!”   (Larry will be speaking at Kingdom Congress 2018 March 7-9.)
Kingdom Congress 2018 info:  KINGDOM CONGRESS 2018

Call on Him

During a time of ministry at a recent meeting a revered Prophet told me, “Read Jeremiah 33:3 everyday and watch what happens.” It’s certainly not an unfamiliar passage, but perhaps one that is easily forgotten in the midst of all the hustle, bustle and chaos. So, here you go (in 3 versions for impact):
“Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.” Jer. 33:3 KJV
“Call to Me and I will answer you, and tell you [and even show you] great and mighty things, [things which have been confined and hidden], which you do not know and understand and cannot distinguish.” Jer. 33:3 AMP
“Call to me and I will answer you. I’ll tell you marvelous and wondrous things that you could never figure out on your own.” Jer. 33:3 MSG.   (First excerpt from Melissa Gabler’s article “Call on Him”.)


Seeing the Intervener

When Marty said that the word he heard was “See the Intervener intervene,” that confirmed to me I’d had a glimpse of exactly that.  At God-intersections, when He reveals His doings, we witness not only His acts but also His might and love and faithfulness.  Seeing beyond the “what” to the “who” He will most certainly stir us to worship and our worship is a sound of agreement from the earth regarding who He is in Heaven!  I don’t know yet all that His breakthroughs have prepped and set in motion, but I believe we will recognize them as the Intervener intervening in the weeks to come.(Last excerpt from Kathy’s article “Breakthroughs Coming”.)

Marty and Kathy invite you to Kingdom Congress 2018.
SEEC Ministries International 11th Annual Kingdom Congress 2018
March 7-9, 2018 * NO REGISTRATION FEE
2018 Theme: “From Heaven to Earth”
This will be a gathering you will remember for years to come.
All info: https://martygabler.com/kc2018/

A Sense of More to Come

As the people of God assemble today may His people have a sense of the more that is to come of His purposes and His outpourings. May the hope of receiving and participating fill their hearts with expectancy.   “In alert expectancy such as this, we’re never left feeling shortchanged. Quite the contrary–we can’t round up enough containers to hold everything God generously pours into our lives through the Holy Spirit!” (Rom.5:5, Msg)



In front of the church where my father pastored for 22 years, on Jensen Drive in North Houston, there was a lighted cross high up on a pole. The vertical portion read “JESUS”, the left arm read “SAVES” and the right arm read “HEALS”. When my father got wondrously saved in the downtown Houston area he was taught the Word of God by Mother Hudson, Dad Richey, Raymond T. Richey, Brother Gerhardt, Harry Hodge and several other men and women of God he spoke to me of over the years. The message he was taught was always JESUS and that same JESUS HEALS AND SAVES. I heard him preach that message hundreds of times and know of many people it impacted and lives that were changed. It still impacts me and my preaching. I am the 13th preacher to come out from under my father’s ministry at Jensen Drive Assembly of God. I have preached that message hundreds of times over the last 46 years and I cannot help but encourage you with it again, JESUS SAVES AND HEALS!


Being Still and Watching

A unique aspect of the experience of the storm vision was that I was not being awakened to intercede in prayer but to be aware of what God Himself was doing.  It seemed He was saying, “There is a time to be still and watch for my move,”; there is a time to “Be still and know that I am God”.  We can certainly participate with our Father through prayer and we can participate through receiving His answers with a grateful heart.  Beyond that, we can also participate simply as a witness to what He is doing. (Fifth excerpt from Kathy’s article “Breakthroughs Coming”— First excerpt was posted on 1-15-18)


Having Influence

We cannot have any more influence with someone than they have value for us.  When we refresh someone or meet a need, value is established.  Friendship and loyalty are of great value. “They have refreshed my spirit and yours. You should recognize the value of people like these.” (1Cor.16:18, NCV)

Marty and Kathy invite you to Kingdom Congress 2018. 
SEEC Ministries International 11th Annual Kingdom Congress 2018
March 7-9, 2018 * NO REGISTRATION FEE
2018 Theme: “From Heaven to Earth”
This will be a gathering you will remember for years to come.
All info: https://martygabler.com/kc2018/M