Daily Devotions

Posts tagged “Bethel

Memorial of Eternal Freedom

While we honor those who have, out of conviction, served our God-founded nation to help keep our freedoms for the proclaiming of the Gospel of the Kingdom, we also express honor and thankfulness to Him, our LORD JESUS CHRIST, Who gave Himself for our eternal freedom.  ”It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.” (Gal.5:1, NIV)

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Filled With the Fullness of God

As the people of God assemble today, may they be filled with the fullness of God and challenged to a new level in what our Lord has in His purposes for each member of the Body of Christ, as we stand for our families and as we confront the present climate of culture in our nation.   “May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;  19  And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.  20  Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,” (Eph.3:18-20, KJV)


Eyes Straight Ahead

May the Lord steer us away from obligations, issues, and religious and political pet-peeves, that would occupy time and require energy that we are not ordained to pour ourselves into.  “Keep your eyes straight ahead; ignore all sideshow distractions.” (Prov.4:25, Msg)
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Defy Past Patterns

We should not be passive about patterns in our own life because of experience.  For example, Job said, (3:25)  “For what I fear comes upon me, And what I dread befalls me.”  Fear is being open for what could happen, and that is agreement that empowers it.  Experience can argue that your fears are always successful, but even if we cannot deny experience or past patterns, we can most certainly defy them and keep them from controlling the rest of our lives.–Kathy Gabler

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Fixating on Logic’s Conclusion

It came to me that to actually trust God meant to actually let go of needing to know the process of getting to an answer. I’ve never functioned like that.  Unfortunately my M.O. has been to ask and believe for a God-outcome while all along fixating on my logic’s only conclusion as to how that could happen.  That, my friends, will wear. you. out.  In that moment it felt good, it felt right to let go, and something in me took a deep breath for the first time. (This is the second excerpt from the article “Trustworthy” by Melissa Gabler in SEEC Magazine.)

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Behind the Curtain

I have been seeing God’s hand moving behind a curtain on a stage.  That has kept me anticipating the curtain rising in my understanding.  Little by little an expectation has grown in me that we are about to see many things the Holy Spirit has been adjusting, rearranging, developing, redeeming, restoring and maturing.  I don’t think there will be some colorful, feel good, fairytale play behind those curtains, rather a stage set with details that bring clarity and a God-perspective that equips us, literally showing us another way to think and perceive and prevail.  I have a feeling the curtain will rise on insights that adjust our mode of operation and strategies and change our outcomes. –Kathy Gabler

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The Metal of Uncarnal Weapons

God’s Word and His principles and His character and His will are the metal of un-carnal weapons.  For example, when we discover strongholds in our own lives that do not align with His word or principles or character or plans, humility can become an un-carnal weapon.  The Word says that if we will humble ourselves He will give us grace. (1 Pet 5:5)   So, when we choose to humble ourselves before God, we position ourselves to receive grace.  That means we are enabled to change and the stronghold is brought down.  (Kathy Gabler)

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