Psalm 46:10 Be Still And Know That God Is God

Psalm 46:10 10 Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.

Be still for we are limited in what we can do. Our text on today encourages us to reflect on what God can do in the face of what we are unable to do.

God’s people are commanded to “be still” in this verse.To be still spiritually not physically. A call to spiritual serenity, even in the storms and fires of life. A call to submission to the Word of God for it is there where we will find peace, protection and rest.

When we learn to be still, we can rest in the knowledge of God’s Word, knowing that His Word is true and that it will never return back to God void for He will bring to pass whatever He speaks. Isaiah 55:11 so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.

To be still also means to not be disheartened or weak, but to take courage in God. Psalm 100:3 Know that the LORD is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are His people, the sheep of his pasture.

As chaos, deception, envy, hate, violence, distrust, etc. all seems to rage in the world all around us, the call from God to the believers on today is “be still”! Do not waiver in your faith, but trust God for He declares to you and I on today that He is God. Isaiah 45:5a I am the LORD; there is no other God.

As believers in Christ, we have incredible spiritual gift on the inside of us called the “Holy spirit” that cannot be taken away or destroyed. When life gets you down, remember to thank God for the benefits of the Holy spirit that we enjoy daily because of our relationship with Christ.

Put your hope in God, not in man nor our abilities. We are warned against putting our trust in man. Let’s listen to psalm 146:3 Don’t put your confidence in powerful people; there is no help for you there, for man can not save you.

When the earth shakes, water roars, mountains quake, nations rage, war begins to rise, persecution on every hand, rebellion, deceit and crafty operations all around, “be still and know that God alone is God. In spite of all the noise and chatter around you “be still” and know that God is God.

Psalm 23:4 “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for God is with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”

To hear God’s voice, we must be quiet and be still. It is in the heart and soul of man where God speaks. Listen for Him on today for you will hear Him speak concerning you.

Romans 8;35-39 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36 As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. 37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, 39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Psalm 27:5 For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock.

Whatever is thrown at you today, “Be still and know that God is God”! You already have the victory through Christ Jesus.

As you “be still” on today, remember this: Isaiah 54:17 – No weapon formed against you shall prosper,And every tongue which rises against you in judgment
God shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, And their righteousness is from Me,”Says the Lord.

Be still and know that God is God!

I love you all with the love of Christ.

Debra

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Psalm 37:1-9 Fret Not Thyself Of Those Who Appear to Prosper In Doing Evil

Do not fret because of those who are evil or be envious of those who do wrong; 2 for like the grass they will soon wither, like green plants they will soon die away. 3 Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. 4 Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. 5 Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this. 6 He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn,your vindication like the noonday sun.7 Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him;do not fret when people succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes.8 Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret—it leads only to evil.9 For those who are evil will be destroyed,but those who hope in the Lord will inherit the land.

As we look throughout the world today, evil is everywhere. We see it in communities, families, our nation, work places, homes and abroad. Evil and deceitful acts of satan in how he uses people to do his evil work is in great numbers.

Evil has caused the hearts of many to become waxed cold towards God, His Gospel and His people. Matthew 24:12 Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold. Doing what is right in my own eyes have taken front seat in the lives of many. Oh, what a dangerous place to be. A place where many have been deceived into believing that they can willfully operate in evil deeds and it will go unpunish.

God begs to differ on today! Do not pay evil for evil saints. Romans 12:19-Dear friends, never take revenge. Leave that to the righteous anger of God. For the Scriptures say, “I will take revenge; I will pay them back,” says the LORD.

Fret not thyself of those who do evil, but instead trust in God. Believe it or not, every evil deed is seen by God. Nothing is hidden from the eyes of God. Every wicked and evil scheme will be brought to the open and dealt with by God in the open. Matthew 10:26 “But don’t be afraid of those who threaten you. For the time is coming when everything that is covered will be revealed, and all that is secret will be made known to all. Therefore, fret not and never set out for revenge again those that have done evil against you! God just told us, “He got it”!

As believers, we must understand what is happening in the world today. Jesus declares these words in Matthew 10:22 – You will be hated by everyone because of me, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved. John 15:19-If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you.

Yes, it may look like evil is winning, but believe it or not, it’s not! God holds all power in His hands. Psalm 62:11 God has spoken plainly, and I have heard it many times: Power, O God, belongs to you;

Because of who God is, because of who we are in Him, God declares today that we have no need to fret nor attempt to repay evil for evil. He calls us on today Saints, to trust Him, believe His Word and watch Him work on our behalf.

Are you being attacked by the enemy? Fret not! When Israel was crossing the red sea and the enemies of Pharaoh’s army pursued them, yes,they were afraid, but God spoke a word to them that day through Moses and he is speaking this same word to all of you who are being attacked in someway by the evilness of this world. Let’s listen to what God said then to Israel through Moses and to us on today through His Word (Bible) in Exodus 14:13- “Fear not, stand firm, and see the salvation of the LORD, which He will work for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall never see again.

Remember, the battle is not our’s for it belongs to God. Our enemies will one day be cut off. We shall look for them one day and shall see them no more.

Be encouraged on today regardless of what you may be going through. God is Sovereign! He is in control of everything. If He allows it, He has a purpose for it. Rest in God and in the Power of His Might!

Fret not thyself because of evildoers for payday is coming after while. You will indeed reap a harvest if you faint not.

God bless and do tell the Lord thank you for being our Shelter and our Mighty Fortress. The battle has already been fought and Jesus already won the victory over 2k years ago at Calvary. We have a reason to rejoice on today saints. Be encouraged in the fire!

I love you all with the love of Christ.

Debra

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Psalm 50:15 Seek God In Your Time Of Trouble

Psalm 50:15 – And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.

The Children of Israel was delivered and lead out of Egypt by God. Egypt had been a place of great distress, bondage, burden and weariness for God’s people, but God!
He heard their cries when they called upon Him and He delivered them out of their troubles.

This same God, our God who delivered Israel is willing to do the same for you and I on today for scripture declares that He changes not. He is the same yesterday today and forever. What God was able to do back then, He is still able and is still doing today. He is delivering those that are calling upon His name and they in turn are giving Him the glory for it.No more look at me, but look at what the Lord has done!

What should we do when trouble seems to be all around us? Where shall we turn to? To whom shall we run to? As the saints of old would sing “where could I go but to the Lord!

Does trouble appears to be on every hand in your life? Are you feeling discouraged, distressed, depressed, on edge, easily angered or short tempered because of life’s circumstances? Are you weary? Do you eel like giving up? If so, then I have good news for you today!

God commands us to call on Him today in our time of trouble. He promises that if we do, He will hear us, deliver us from our troubles, He will show us great and mighty things and in return we shall glory Him for what He has done on our behalf. Oh, what a promise that our God gives us on this morning Saints!

Trouble in the home, trouble in the marriage, trouble in the family, trouble with your children, trouble at work, trouble in your soul, trouble in your heart, trouble in your mind? Call upon the Lord for He promises to hear and answer your prayer.

We are not free from the troubles of life, neither do we live in a world that is free from trouble. Let’s listen to what God’s Word declares concerning trouble. Job 14:1 – “Man who is born of a woman is few of days and full of trouble. 2 Timothy 3:12 – 12 Yes, and those who decide to please Christ Jesus by living godly lives will suffer at the hands of those who hate him.

Has the troubles of life found you yet? If not, Keep living! Trouble is no respecter of person. It does not need our permission to find us, nor does it makes an announcement to us that it is coming for it just shows up.

Jesus Himself declares that we will have trouble. Let’s listen to John 16:33 – These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. Jesus came that you and I may have life and have it more abundantly.

Do not be afraid, for God is our Strong Tower. He is our Mighty Fortress!

Psalm 46:1 God is our refuge and strength, a tested help in times of trouble. Because God is our very present help in trouble, we must do as we are commanded in Hebrews 4:16 – So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.

Just as God saved the Israelites from Egyptian slavery and bondage, leading them every step of the way through the red sea to the land of promise, He will do the same for us on today. He is willing to deliver us from slavery to the sins and temptations that we face on a daily basis. Nothing is too hard for God for He is indeed the God of the impossible?

What is troubling you on today? What has made itself appear to be bigger than your God on today? Call upon the Lord! I promise you that if you do, He will hear and answer you because He promises to do just that.

When God has done that which He promise in delivering us, please remember to give Him the praise, glory and honor He is due. It is He that has saved us and not we ourselves.

Psalm 107: 13-15 Then they cried unto the LORD in their trouble, and He saved them out of their distresses. 14 He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, and brake their bands in sunder.15 Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!

2 Samuel 22:7 In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried to my God: and He did hear my voice out of His temple, and my cry did enter into his ears.

Trouble in your life? Call upon the Lord for He promise to hear and answer your cry.

Matthew 6:33 – 33 Seek the Kingdom of God[a] above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.

God bless and do tell the Lord thank you for being a promise keeper, even in the time to trouble.

I love you all with the love of Christ.

Debra

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Psalm 119:105 The Word Of God Is A Guiding Light

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Psalm 119:105 – Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

Do you hear what God’s Word is declaring to you and I on today? It declares that it is a lamp to our feet and a light that will guide our path in this life.

Scripture clearly shows us that source of the lamp and light is the Word of God. There is no other way around. We all must come in at the door. Apart from the Word of God there can be no salvation. Romans 10:17 17 So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of God.

The Word of God is the Christian life support, our oxygen tank, our feeding tube, our guiding light, etc.

The problem in the world today is that too many people’s feet are not being guided by God’s lamp (Word), therefore, because of a lack of God’s Word in their lives, they are walking the path of darkness instead of the path of light that is lead by God.

The Word of God! As Christians, we must search it, study it and obey it for it is indeed a lamp to our feet and a light to our path in life. The Christian who truly desires to follow God’s will for his or her life will search the Word, obey it and follow the path that Word of God leads them to for indeed it is a lamp t our feet and a light to our path.

Is it your desire to be lead by God? Are you willing to let him be a lamp to your feet and a light to your path? Are you the one who is being guided by the lamp and light of God’s Word?

The Word of God is light for where we are and where we are going. It is like a lantern, which sheds light on our path, amid the darkness of the night, to direct our feet every step of the way.

The Word of God! We must hunger and thirst for it. Why? The Word of God is where the blessings and treasures of life are stored. Matthew 5:6 -Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.

Matthew 4:4 Jesus answered, “It is written: Man can not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.”

The Word of God being a lamp to our feet and a light to our path is picture of a person walking in darkness with a lamp to light his way. The Word of God is light! It helps us see where we are going as we follow and obey it. As we continually follow the light of God’s Word, it is always in front of us, leading us every step of the way to the place where God has destined for us to be.

Without the light of God’s Word we will continue to stumble in the dark. We will never make it to our destination because we will not be able to see our way out of where we are. It is the light of God’s Word that illuminates our path.

How we keep our lamps burning? By continuing in obedience to the Word of God.

God’s Word is God’s clear instructions, statuses and commands that we all MUST acknowledge, receive and obey. We can not turn to the right or to the left. We must walk in obedience to all God commands so that you and I may live, prosper and have long life.

Deuteronomy 5:32 – 32 So Moses told the people, “You must be careful to obey all the commands of the Lord your God, following his instructions in every detail. Why? The Word of God is a “Guiding Light.”

It is the word of God that equips us for God’s work. It is the Word of God that sustains us, it is the Word of God that gives life to the dead soul, it is the Word of God that scripture claims to be in the beginning, the Word that is and always will be everlasting in John 1:1 -In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

It is the Word of God that has the power unto salvation. It is the Word of God that has lead all of us off of a dark path to the light of the Gospel. Indeed it is the Word of God that saved you and I, for scripture declares in Romans 1:16b The Word of God is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile.

John 1:1 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

John 15:7 – 7 If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will[a] ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.

The Word of God is a guiding light! Are you being lead by it? Or, are you still walking in darkness?

Psalm 119:105 -Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

God bless and do tell the Lord thank you for being a lamp to your feet and a light to your path. Without His Word, we all would die, so thank Him on today saints.

I love you all with the love of Christ.

Debra

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Luke 6:46 Why Call Me Lord And Do Not Obey What I Have Commanded You To Do?

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Luke 6:46 – “Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and don’t do what I tell you?

Many are calling, confessing, telling others about the name of the Lord, but very few are obeying His commands. They are talking Jesus, but walking (living) something else.

God puts it another way in Matthew 15:8 -These people honor me with their lips,but their hearts are far from me.

Why do we call upon the Lord, knowing that we are not going to obey Him anyway? This is a very dangerous thing to do and it is also displeasing in the sight of God.

Obedience to God’s will is more important than anything! Let’s use King Saul as our example of one who choose to disobey God. God is more concerned about our obedience than he is about our sacrifices, our church work, our mission work, our money, etc. You can do all the good work you want to, but if you are not obeying the commands of the Lord which He commandeth thee, you are wasting your time. His primary concern is our obedience to His commands. Your soul means more to God than anything! It is priceless to Him and it should be to you too!

Let’s look at Saul for a moment! (GOD’S COMAND) 1 Samuel 15:1 – Samuel also said to Saul, “The LORD sent me to anoint you king over His people, over Israel. Now therefore, heed the voice of the words of the LORD. Thus says the LORD of hosts: ‘I will punish Amalek for what he did to Israel, how he ambushed him on the way when he came up from Egypt. Now go and attack Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and do not spare them. But kill both man and woman, infant and nursing child, ox and sheep, camel and donkey.’”

SAUL’S DISOBEDIENCE TO GOD COMMAND is seen in vs #7-9 Then Saul attacked the Amalekites all the way from Havilah to Shur, near the eastern border of Egypt. 8 He took Agag king of the Amalekites alive, and all his people he totally destroyed with the sword. 9 But Saul and the army spared Agag and the best of the sheep and cattle, the fat calves[b] and lambs—everything that was good. These they were unwilling to destroy completely, but everything that was despised and weak they totally destroyed.

Where do you stand this morning concerning that which God has commanded you to do?

Are you obeying or disobeying? Is your call on the Lord in vain?

If you are calling and not obeying, these dreadful words found in this text will be your final words. Let’s listen to Matthew 7:23 -Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers.

Romans 14:12 – Yes, each of us will give a personal account to God.

GOD’S CONCERN FOR US: OBEDIENCE IS BETTER THAN SACRIFICE! Let’s listen 1 Samuel 15:22 But Samuel replied: “Does the LORD delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as much as in obeying the LORD? To obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed is better than the fat of rams.

Take heed on today! Do not continue on in your way, but in the ways of God! Remember, obedience is better than sacrifice!

God’s whisper in your ear this morning is this:Why call me Lord Lord and do not what I command of you?

Think about it, view it through the lense of scripture and act upon what God is saying to you on today. This message is for all of us! None of us are exempt, including me!

Now is the time to respond God’s Way! King Saul is proof of the end result of a life of me, myself and I. Disobedience leads to separation! Which route will you take on today? Obey or disobey?

God bless and do tell the Lord thank you for a warning before the wrath!

I love you all with the love of Christ!

Debra

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Proverbs 27:1 – We Do Not Know What Tomorrow May Bring

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Proverbs 27:1 – Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring.

BOAST= The act or an instance of bragging.To speak of with excessive pride. To glorify oneself in speech; talk in a self admiring way.

BOASTING ABOUT TOMORROW!
13 Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.” 14 Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. 15 Instead, you ought to say, “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.” 16 As it is, you boast in your arrogant schemes. All such boasting is evil. 17 If anyone, then, knows the good they ought to do and doesn’t do it, it is sin for them

From what God has said, we see that we have control of nothing.

God is the creator and controller of the universe and all that is in it. Psalm 24:1 – The earth is the LORD’s, and everything in it. The world and all its people belong to Him.

God is Sovereign. Sovereignty means that God, as the ruler of the Universe, has the right to do whatever He wants, when He wants to and how He wants to. He is in complete control over everything that happens. God is the only one that can boast with assurance and guarantee of what is being boasted about!

Psalm 115:3 Our God is in heaven; He does whatever pleases Him.

The only power and control we have is what God gives us! That is it! Guess what? That is limited in time, use and power! God is in control of everything!

God is accountable only to Himself. He reports to nobody. He is not required at any time to give to any person any explanation for anything He says or does. He is the superpower above all powers in every area of His creation.

2 Corinthians 10:17 – As the Scriptures say, “If you want to boast, boast only about the LORD.

We are asked a question in James 4:14 -14 How do we even know what will happen tomorrow? What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.

Scripture declares in Proverbs 16:18 -Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.

Warning from Apostle Paul:Romans 122:3 – Because of the privilege and authority God has given me, I give each of you this warning: Don’t think you are better than you really are. Be honest in your evaluation of yourselves, measuring yourselves by the faith God has given us.

Remember:Proverbs 27:1 – Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring.

If you are going to boast, make sure your boast is in the Lord. He is your only guarantee!

God bless and do tell the Lord thank you for divine wisdom this morning concerning us and life.

I love you all with the love of Christ!

Debra

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Galatians 6:9 – Has Exhaustion Lead You To Want To Quit?

Galatians 6:9 – And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.

Has exhaustion lead you to want to quit and throw in the towel? Have you said to yourself “I have had enough, this is it? Have you ever been there before? Have you ever found yourself at this place of giving up and calling it quits? Are you there this morning?

Have you ever told God that your burdens are causing you to want to quit in this christian race? Have you found it to be true that when you decided to live for the Lord and serve Him it seems like everything, including life, somehow seemed to have went the opposite of the way you hoped it to go. You’ve become discouraged and wish you could just run away. Have you ever been there??

Well, the good new on this morning is that you’re not alone. In fact, many great people of the Bible experienced lives of discouragement to the point of wanting to quit. Jeremiah was one such person. Moses was one, Jonah was one, Elijah was one, David was one, Debra was one and on and on it goes throughout the bible and throughout life, we see God’s people wanting to quit.

Quitting is common to man, but not to God. quitting is not an option for the believer! We are given hope in our text on today that if we do not get weary and quit, there is a harvest that we are guaranteed to reap.

This Christian life is not free from trouble. Apostle Paul delcares in 2 timothy 3:12 – yea and all that live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. Job 14:1- Man that is born of woman is a few days full of trouble.

When the pressures of life seems overbearing, that is not the time to quit. We have an assurance in God’s Word that He is our strength when we are weak. He is our joy in sorrow. Nahum 1:7 – The Lord is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and He knoweth them that trust in Him. Psalm 61:3-For You have been a refuge for me, A tower of strength against the enemy. Our enemies are sometimes the thoughts that comes to our mind that tells us to “quit” on God.

Psalm 46:1-God is a very present help in the time of trouble.

It is not uncommon to find ourselves in difficult times, that drive us to the point of wanting to throw in the towel and call it quits. Where do we turn in such times to find the motivation we need to keep going? We turn to the Lord who is the God of all comfort.

2 Corinthians 1:3-5 Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort;4 Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.5 For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ.

In our every attempt to want to give up in the exhaustion of life, God’s Word declares in 2 Corinthians 12:9A -But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”

Saints, quitting is not an option! In our moment of wanting to quit, when the walls of our lives seems to cave in and our roofs appears to be collapsing, when everything appears to be falling apart, when the enemy of our mind whispers in our ears that nothing is working, nothing is going to change, God has forgotten and forsaken us, just quit and walk away, God is saying to the believer, ” stay in the race, your labor is not in vein, do not get weary in well doing; for in due season, you shall reap if you faint not!”

There is a song that Mary Mary sings that is called “Can’t Give Up Now”. Here it goes.

There will be mountains that I will have to climb. And there will be battles that I will have to fight. But victory or defeat, it’s up to me to decide. But how can I expect to win If I never try.

I just can’t give up now. I’ve come too far from where I started from
Nobody told me the road would be easy, and I don’t believe he brought me this far to leave me. Never said there wouldn’t be trials, etc.

Romans 8:31-What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?

DO NOT QUIT! WHY? 2 Timothy 4:8 – in the future there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day; and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for His appearing.

If we will keep our eyes on Jesus, we will learn to endure life as He did and gain victory at the end, as He did.

God bless!

Debra

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