Spending Time with God in Secret

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Spending Time with God in Secret

Matthew 6:6
6 But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.

In this scripture it tells us to basically spend time with God. In this time with God, we talk to Him, we can do this with prayer. We also can read our bible; God can speak to us with His word. We have to spend time with God because He might need to prepare us for a situation in the future. In addition, we have to spend time with God constantly. When we think we’re busy, we’re really not because we can push that video game time out of the way, we can push that news on the TV out of the way, we can even spend time with God with family.

Also, this scripture tells us how to spend time with God. It says to pray behind closed doors, this means God wants us to pray to Him in secret. When you pray in secret, God will reward you. So, I hope you take this scripture in and spend time with God in secret so he will reward you openly.

Why Not You?

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John 15:16 KJV

16 Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.

As young beings in childhood and throughout life, we learn that we have choices. We have a choice of what food we want to eat, what clothes we want to wear, what car we want to drive, where we want to take a vacation, who we want to become for a career and the list goes on. This often makes it challenging when one decides to live life in Jesus and transition into their Christian walk. Why you say? We have spent our lives from tender ages learning how to make choices on so many things, that we may have a hard time accepting that we are actually “chosen” by God, by Jesus himself. He has just been waiting for us to realize that He is the one who has appointed us to represent Him and to spread His gospel by bringing forth fruit, fruit that should remain.

In John 15, just as Jesus gave this insight to His disciples in this current time in scripture, it applies to us today. We also become disciples of Christ once we accept Him in our lives and in our hearts. We have to lose sight of self and let go of the mentality that “I can do that on my own” or “I’ll make the choice without consulting God.” In Christ Jesus, we have an advocate for ourselves to the Father, God, and whatsoever we ask in Jesus name, He will give us. Let us not be distracted by all the things that we can make choices on in the world but let us be led by the true plan and purpose that God wants for our lives. We may lose acceptance from the world when we decide to follow the ways of the Lord and lead a life that He has ordained. Have hope, as John 15:19 states:

19 If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.   

Live knowing that there is greater reward in walking with Jesus than that of the world. Accept Him into your heart if you haven’t and accept the love and promises of walking with Christ.

Romans 10:9-10

9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

A Life of Love and Devotion

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A Life of Love and Devotion

1 John 1:5 tells us that God is light, and in Him is no darkness at all.  We are God’s creation created in His likeness and image as stated in Genesis 1:26-27. Our love for God is to be expressed through us mirroring or reflecting who He is. Therefore, if He is Light then we too shall display this truth in all that we do. In fact, this is a true expression of our Love and reverence for God.  When we believe this truth, then we become intentional about abiding in the Lord that He may abide in us. For it is Christ Jesus that is pure and He is the only one who is able to purify us. 1 John 3:5-6 tells us that Christ Jesus was revealed to take away our sins and in Him is no sin. So, whosoever abides in Him sins not, whosoever sins have not seen Him, neither known Him.

Jesus was revealed to destroy the works of the devil whose desire is for us to live in sin, but know that we have a savior that Loves us and declared to those who chose to believe in Him, that we are free. We have been liberated from the yoke of bondage and now have the opportunity to live a blessed life devoted to God in Holiness and Righteousness.

Yes, temptation will be present, but it is God that has provided a way to escape it and that is choosing to deny the flesh and remember whose you are. Yes, evil is present, but you still have a choice to believe that you can be the Light in the midst of the darkness. Our Lord has declared us to be more than conquerors, victorious and overcomers, so believe this truth. You do not have to be a slave to sin, perverse thoughts or actions. Christ Jesus views you as greater. Devote your heart to Him and witness the glory of the Lord in your life!  

~God’s Love is everyday~

Jesus’ Deliverance

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By: Laiven Stanley

Luke 13:10-13

10 On a sabbath Jesus was teaching in one of the synagogues, 11 and a woman was there who had been crippled by a spirit for eighteen years. She was bent over and could not straighten up at all. 12 When Jesus saw her, he called her forward and said to her, “Woman, you are set free from your infirmity.” 13 Then he put his hands on her, and immediately she straightened up and praised God.

In this scripture we see that this woman with a terrible illness has been bound for eighteen years. Jesus sees this woman and the scripture says that Jesus called her forward and said, “Woman, you are set free from your infirmity.” Once Jesus said this and put His hands on her, she was immediately healed and delivered. Through this she was set free from the spirit that was in her, those chains that were keeping her bound were broken. So now we know that Jesus can set us free because He has all power and authority in His hands.

No Fear in Mind

We, at some point or several times in our lives, have been subjected to a spiritual attack from the enemy. Naturally, these attacks may bring about feelings of fear, hopelessness, a lack of confidence or even defeat. This is exactly what the enemy wants to achieve, in his attempt to displace us from the face of the Lord and tear us from the will, plan and purpose that He has set forward for us all.

We must realize and remember that the attack of the enemy is an attack on the spirit and mind. Our mind is the starting point of a thought, this thought may lead to emotions and feelings, which lead to a choice and ultimately action. If we let the attack of the enemy prevail against us, no matter how severe the attack, we have let go of the Faith that we have in our Lord, God and savior Jesus Christ. Once we fall in our minds, we have dismissed the very acts of Jesus Christ that provides us our Salvation. This is what the enemy desires so that we will turn against our God.

Psalm 27:2-3 (NIV) 2 When the wicked advance against me to devour me, it is my enemies and my foes who will stumble and fall. 3 Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear; though war break out against me, even then I will be confident

Instead, let us take heed to the words of David in Psalm 27:2-3, that we will not fear when the attacks come but we will be confident because we know that our Lord has reign and rule over Satan, the enemy. Anyone or anything working for him to come against us will stumble and fall. A portion of Proverbs 23:7 tells us that as you think, you will become. So, avoid the negative thoughts that may be brought on by these attacks and instead do as Paul says in Philippians chapter 4.

Philippians 4:6-8 (NIV) 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. 8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things.

This holds true even in the midst of attacks from the enemy, so be encouraged and have confidence that Satan can’t prevail against you child of God.

Sure Confidence – Led by Faith

Philippians 1:6 “Being confident of this very thing, that He which has begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.”

The Lord will never leave anything incomplete or undone. He is faithful to finish what He has started. We must know that the Lord is dedicated to seeing us walk in victory and live as overcomers. Every time that we are willing to pursue Christ Jesus by denying ourselves and taking up our cross daily. Then we are telling God that we are ready to walk in the steps that He has ordered for us as we follow Him. It is at this point in our daily walk with Christ Jesus that we will see His glory revealed in and through us!

So, let’s rejoice in the goodness of the Lord our God, Let’s rejoice in His continued grace and mercy that He gives to us daily. Let’s be determined and confident in God, who is Faithful to guide us through all things as long as we keep our hearts submitted to Him and respond in obedience to His voice.

We WIN because He has WON!