Thursday, December 22, 2011

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Have a wonderful holiday with family and friends – Love you allJ




Throw Away Excuses


Psalm 18:3

In Deuteronomy 7:1-2, God instructed His people to utterly destroy their enemies. They were to show no mercy. When God tells us it is time to deal with our negative, faithless attitudes, it is time to throw away our excuses. No more rationalizing, "Well, everybody else is negative; why should I be any different?" Get some things over with in your life today. Get rid of bad habits and negative attitudes and move on with the future God has for you. Pray: "Lord, please help me to change. Show me the root of my problem and how to get over it. I want positive changes in my life."


I will call upon the Lord, Who is to be praised; so shall I be saved from my enemies

Psalm 18:3


Enjoy Forgiveness


Psalm 32:2

If we aren't living the way God has instructed us to live, we will be miserable until we confess our sins. Once we thoroughly get everything out in the open before the lord, He gives us the power to be set free from our sins: "BLESSED is he who has forgiveness of his transgression continually exercised upon him, whose sin is covered" (Psalm 32:1). The Word says that God desires truth in our inner being (see Psalm 51:6). So we need to be honest with ourselves and with God, if we want to enjoy the blessing of God's forgiveness. Ask God to show you what needs to be changed in your life, and trust His forgiving power to continually bring about those changes in you.


Get Alone with God


Matthew 6:6

Jesus rose early to be alone with God, but Peter tried to let Him know that everyone was looking for Him (see Mark 1:35-36).  When you get alone to pray, it may seem that everybody tries to hunt you down. But Jesus sought time alone with God so He could focus on His purpose.


We see the scenario of Jesus praying alone and then meeting the needs of others again and again. Jesus went throughout Galilee preaching and driving out demons. When a leper begged to be clean, Jesus touched him, and the leprosy completely left him (see Mark 1:39-42).  If Jesus needed to be alone with the Father before He ministered to others, so do we.


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