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Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all. Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.🙌

God has given us many doctrines in His Word that we are to study and meditate on. Timothy was a shepherd of God’s flock, and his meditations on the Word were to the great profit of many who heard him. We cannot tell how God will use our mediations and devotion to his truths or how many people may be blessed by them.🙌

O Lord, help me to find a quiet time to meditate on your Word. And let it also be my meditation all day. Help my thoughts to turn to you in the little pauses and intermediate moments of this day. I know you can change me through Spirit-led meditations on your Word and that you can bless others as a result as well. Amen.😌✨🙏

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Daily Reading 🙏

And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him, and a voice came from heaven, which said, Thou art my beloved Son; in thee, I am well pleased.

The dove is a symbol of the Holy Spirit many times in Scripture.

It is also a symbol of peace, for, after all, He is the Spirit who gives us the peace of God.

When the Spirit came upon Jesus at his baptism, it showed that as a man, he relied on the Spirit for the power to carry out his ministry.

If even Christ relied on the Spirit, how much more should we!

Lord, we pray for peace in the world, political, social, and national.

But first and foremost we pray for peace in the souls of men and our souls as well.

Before you left this world, when you promised to give us the Spirit, you said “The peace I give to you.”

That peace of God passes all understanding and gives us inner strength as we carry on a ministry for you.

May we seek it and find it today. Amen.🙏

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GOD NEEDS YOU TO UNDERSTAND 🙏

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Ruth had every reason, humanly speaking, to leave her mother in law Naomi as her sister Orpah had just done, but she would not do it. Why? It was because of more than mere social and emotional attachment, and it certainly was not for any financial gain. In fact, she faced the possibility of being a social outcast in Israel and of remaining unmarried for life, wheras she could easily find a new husband in Moab. But Ruth would not go back to the old gods and old ways of her past. She steadfastly clung to the Lord Jehovah, having been converted to Him in her heart.
And Ruth said, Intreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God:
Ruth was a virtuous woman (in the Hebrew, a "woman of strength"). She was willing to endure hardship and face an uncertain future in this life for the sake of taking care of her mother in law who had shown kindness to her and to be true to her God. May we learn from her good example and not let trying circumstances cause us to cease to follow you, Lord. Amen.🙏

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LET US REFORM 🙏 FATHER 😔🙏

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Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.
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There are people amongst you who think you are wrong for believing in Jesus Christ – they may even accuse you of doing evil.

Yet, as believers, we can change our opinions to glorify God when he returns by the lives we lead.

How?

By living such a good life filled with the love and teachings of Jesus that they may see we are different.

We can do good deeds in the name of Jesus showing even those who doubt our faith that Jesus is real and has made a difference in the way we live our daily lives – we serve, we love, and we extend mercy.

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Dear God, help me to live a life that is so radically different from those who do not know you that even they will glorify your name when you return.

Give me opportunities to share your love with others and to serve wholeheartedly the people you have placed in my life.

Allow me to extend mercy to those around me.

Thank you for giving us a reason to love others, Father.

Help my life to bring glory to your name, O Lord.

In Jesus’ name, amen.

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TRUTH 😌

Famine, war, captivity…these are all the consequences of rebellion the people of Israel experienced.

The Old Testament has example after example of the Lord turning his hand against those who did not obey him.

It can be easy for us to judge these Old Testament citizens, but if we look closely at our hearts, we will see that there have been times when we have disobeyed and rebelled against the Lord’s commandments.

Rather than judging the Old Testament body, we should use their experiences as a guide.

Rather than continuing in sin and having God subject us to his wrath, we should seek his face.

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Our Father 🙏

Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.
Temptations abound all around us. We're tempted at every turn-- some more than others, some in different areas than others but we're all tempted. The sin is not in the temptation. It is in the yielding to the temptation. This scripture reminds us that we are not supposed to use our bodies as instruments of sin. We are not supposed to use our bodies as instruments of unrighteousness. We are supposed to present ourselves to God and everything about ourselves our entire bodies, our entire beings, we're supposed to submit to God as instruments of righteousness. We're supposed to allow our bodies to be used in the service of God, to give Him our heart, our hands, our feet, our eyes, our ears. We're called to use every member of our body. We can't worship God with a heart and be unrighteous with our mouths when we're saying things about people or causing strife. We can't l worship God in our souls and use our hands to cause harm to people. We have to worship God with all of our hearts with all of our minds and use our bodies in a righteous way in service to a holy God. To do anything else goes against the will of God.

Father, I ask You to help me to serve You with everything I am with my entire being, with my entire body in righteousness. Don’t let any part of my body participate in unrighteous acts. Give me the strength and the courage and the wisdom to follow Your will and do your bidding. Amen.

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Prayer 🙏

Woe to the idol shepherd that leaveth the flock! the sword shall be upon his arm, and upon his right eye: his arm shall be clean dried up, and his right eye shall be utterly darkened.🙏
The shepherd who leaves his flock is not good. He will get what he deserves. The good news is this: we have a good shepherd, Jesus. He is the best shepherd, and He never leaves us, His flock. He protects us. If even one wanders away, He goes after him or her. Let's be thankful that we serve the good shepherd Jesus.🙏

Lord, You are good. You, Jesus, truly are the best shepherd. Thank You for looking out for us. Forgoing after us when we try to wander away. We do not deserve to have such a good shepherd like You, but You care for us anyways. It was nothing I did that made me lovable, and yet You choose to love me. Thank You. In Jesus’ name. Amen.🙏

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God needs you to understand 🎀

Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established.

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When we "commit" our works unto God, it means that we are lining up the activities of our life to match God's teaching. Every "work" we do should reflect what we have learned from God's word. Our actions should reflect our faith. When we do that, we can be assured that the plans we have for our lives match God's plan for us. We begin to move in the divine will of God, which will always be the right way.

Father, Keep me in Your will. Let my actions follow my faith. Let my life be a reflection of Your teaching. Amen.

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God needs you to understand ~

I used to run a Bible School on Good Friday for children in Kindergarten through grade 5 and I would take them through all of Holy Week.

We started by making palms and marching around the hall and finished with an Easter Celebration.

Our celebration of the Last Supper became our snack break. I would have the kids who wanted to be the apostles or Jesus to line up and they were chosen at random to fill the spots.

The one who got to be Jesus was very happy until he or she found out that he or she needed to wash the feet of the other twelve who were chosen to be the apostles.

And, yes, it was sometimes a girl who got to play Jesus! We have been chosen to be disciples and this means that we are the face and hands and feet of Jesus on earth.

Jesus depends on us to bring the Good News to others, and most of the time that is by giving example of how Jesus acted during his time on earth.

And just like the boy or girl who got to play Jesus in our Bible school, not all is easy.

Sometimes we need to do things that are unpleasant.

We can forget that Jesus washed the feet of Judas as well as the other 11.

He did this knowing that Judas would betray him.

When we are called to witness Jesus’ love and compassion in situations where we would prefer to walk away, we need to remember this example of Jesus.

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God needs you to understand 🙏

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But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you.

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By itself, this verse can be a bit confusing. It isn't clear what "thing" Luke is talking about. But if we look back at the verses which come right before this, Luke tells us. The "things" he references are our everyday needs: food, shelter, clothing. Here he reminds us that God will provide these things to us when we "seek first" the kingdom of God. So many times, we worry about where our money is coming from, how our bills will get paid, how we'll get through to the end of the month. We skip church to take extra shifts and neglect our prayer life to worry about tomorrow. But the promise in this verse is clear, when we chase after God with all our hearts, He will make sure that our needs are met. He is faithful to take care of His children.
Father, I thank You for providing for my needs. I am never lacking as long as I abide in You. You will meet my needs and then some. I will never want as long as You are for me. Amen. 🙏
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