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Be blessed. Because we ARE! Amen

For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of His good pleasure.
Do all things without murmurings and disputings: That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world.
Philippians 4:13-15

For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of His good pleasure.
Do all things without murmurings and disputings: That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world.
Philippians 4:13-15

ALL has been granted through Jesus; wait on The LORD in prayer and thanksgiving, Amen.

Awesome to understand and be fed in the spirit with.

What is meant by saying ‘God is my portion’?

King David referred to God as his portion in Psalm 16:5: “The LORD is my chosen portion and my cup; you hold my lot.” He echoed the same sentiment in Psalm 142:5. Asaph wrote that “God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever” in Psalm 73:26Lamentations 3:24 says, “‘The Lord is my portion,’ says my soul, ‘therefore I will hope in him.'” So, what does it mean that “God is my portion”? Sometimes the word “portion” is translated as “inheritance.” Saying that God is your portion is another way of saying that He is your inheritance, your allotment in life. When we say that God is our portion, we are saying that He is our all-sufficient One, the source of all we could ever need.

In the Old Testament, each Israelite tribe, minus the priestly tribe of Levi (Deuteronomy 10:9), received an allotment of land upon arrival in the Promised Land (Numbers 26:52–56Joshua 14:1–5). This land was their family inheritance and was passed on from one generation to the next (Numbers 36:7). As was indicated with the tribe of Levi, another side to the concept of inheritance is that God Himself can be the inheritance of His people (see Jeremiah 10:16). “Levi has no portion or inheritance with his brothers. The LORD is his inheritance” (Deuteronomy 10:9).

The New Testament furthers this by describing believers as co-heirs with Christ, the Son of God, for we have been grafted into the family of God. Through Jesus’ redeeming work, we can become adopted as sons and daughters of God (John 1:12Hebrews 1:2Romans 8:17;

Galatians 4:7). The presence of the Holy Spirit within our lives is the guarantee of this “eternal inheritance” we have received (Ephesians 1:14Hebrews 9:15).

The Bible makes it clear that all people have the opportunity to become children of God and recipients of the same inheritance (Ephesians 3:6John 3:16–18). What is the inheritance? The kingdom of God both now and forever (Matthew 25:34Romans 8:17–231 Corinthians 15:50–581 Peter 1:3–4). This doesn’t mean that the life of a believer in Christ is easy; it means we have the grace of God and the presence of the Holy Spirit in our lives to help us as we journey through life, and we have the promise of eternity with Christ. God is the source of our sufficiency (2 Corinthians 3:5). Jesus says: “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness” (2 Corinthians 12:9). This is what it looks like to choose to make the Lord your portion.

By saying, “God is my portion,” the biblical writers, and now us, are affirming that God is our source of all that is good. He is our portion in the life that is now (Psalm 142:5) and the life that is to come. He is the only inheritance that matters. Relationships, riches, jobs, health, and all other things in our lives may fail, but we can say with confidence that “God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever” (Psalm 73:26, NASB). When God is our portion, we lack nothing for we have a never-ending supply of hope (Lamentations 3:24).

https://www.desiringgod.org/messages/god-works-for-those-who-wait-for-him

And we pray:

Heavenly Father, how I praise and thank You that you are a gracious, loving and long-suffering God. Help me not to be influenced by the circumstances of my life but rather help me to keep the eyes of my heart on You, knowing that Your plans and purposes are perfect. Thank You Father for Your steadfast Love towards all Your children – which is new every morning. All glory to Your holy name, AMEN.

Heavenly Father we praise and thank You that You are a faithful God. We thank You that Your love and mercy, Your grace and compassion, Your strength and your peace are new every morning. Keep me I pray from the sin of unbelief and help me to trust in your unfailing promises, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

Heavenly Father, there are times when it seems that I am alone as I face life’s difficulties, mourn over the spiritual decline that is overtaking the Church today, and grieve to see the shocking evil that is saturating the world. Thank You, Lord, that I am not alone, but am one of a remnant of believers who desires to do Your will. Thank You that Your mercies are new every morning and that You are building up Your church to Your praise and glory. In Jesus’ name I pray, AMEN.

Dear heavenly Father, thank You for Your unconditional love; Your goodness and Your loving-kindness to me and to all that are called by Your name. Great is Your faithfulness and I praise You – for You alone are worthy. Keep me low at the cross and help me to patiently wait for You in humble submission to Your Holy Spirit by trusting Your word of grace, even when I don’t understand – for You ARE good to those who wait for You. Help me to seek You with all my heart, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

Heavenly Father, thank You for the many lessons that You are teaching me through the thing I may be called upon to suffer in this life. Help me to learn all lessons You desire to teach me, knowing that Your mercies are new every morning and that Your love and faithfulness never fails. I pray that I may trust You implicitly in all the difficult circumstances of life that I may be called upon to face.. and help me to wait quietly for Your sure deliverance – to You be all praise and glory, AMEN.

Help me Lord, in my deep distress, in Jesus’ name, AMEN.

“Fear Not – I will be with you, to help you, and deliver you.” Lamentations 3:57

Riches, What are they?

https://gloria.tv/post/cgdC4kpfYWN66erxQ8GgJzRz4

A ‘step’-Son of a carpenter?

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Jesus is The Word of God made Man. He had choices, the Earth is a much different place for when tempted to prove His Essence, He gave glory to God and God alone!!!

Jesus was tempted three times. The temptations were hedonism (hunger/satisfaction), egoism (spectacular throw/might) and materialism (kingdoms/wealth). John the Evangelist in his epistle calls these temptations “in world” as “lust of eyes” (materialism), “lust of body” (hedonism) and “pride of life” (egoism).

And we step aside and I ask you, what would you have done? We face temptations every day.

https://www.faithgateway.com/our-top-five-temptations/#.YNjCpGkpAzY

We step away from The Word and take a look at daily life…

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Jesus Was Tempted In Every Way, Including Wealth And Power!

It’s easy to forget that Jesus was tempted in every way, including areas of worldly wealth and power.

I was going through the book of Matthew the other day and read through the section about Jesus’ temptation in the desert.  I read it in a different light this time as, especially since I’ve been writing about the bible and money.

Here’s the situation.  Satan took Jesus to the top of a mountain, showed him all the riches in the world and said  “I will give it all to You,” he said, “if You will kneel down and worship me.”

This opens many doors! The devil would and could not have offered to The Word of God become Man if he did not possess what he claimed he had.

This last temptation involves pure and simple power. Satan offers Jesus ownership and rule of the entire world in exchange for worship. What gave this temptation heft is that the rule of the earth did, in fact, belong to Satan. Paul calls the Devil the “god of this world” (2 Corinthians 4:4) and Jesus Himself will later refer to Satan as the “ruler of this world” (John 12:31). Satan could have handed over the keys to Jesus in exchange for being worshiped by the Son of God.

The reader should note—with emphasis—that this is the only place in Scripture where an individual is offered prosperity in exchange for worship. Likewise—with emphasis—the reader should note such an offer comes from Satan. The so-called “prosperity gospel,” which presumes that faith is an avenue to worldly wealth or success, is a despicable perversion of God’s truth (1 Timothy 6:5; 2 Peter 2:1–3).

We’re not told that this temptation was something Jesus considered prior to this moment—as He would have with His hunger (Matthew 4:1–4). Still, most people can understand the attraction of being offered that much earthly power. Jesus, though, understood He would become king over all the earth; and that would happen in God’s timing. Satan’s offer was to allow Jesus to skip the suffering and waiting, and to take power immediately.

Jesus was content to wait to take the throne under the right circumstances. John quotes Christ as saying, “Now is the judgment of this world; now will the ruler of this world be cast out. And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself” (John 12:31–32).

Jesus will not only quote Scripture to refuse this last temptation, He will soundly rebuke Satan and send him away for suggesting it.

Psalm 32:8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;
I will counsel you with my eye on you.

Is God’s will for your life, your will for your life? If not, it should be!

Believe it or not, as much as we think that we know what we need and what is best for us, WE DO NOT KNOW! If we did, Jesus would not have had to come to earth and die for us.

God alone is God and He does not need help from man. He uses man for His glory but He does not need man. We need Him!

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As we set out…

Lord I thank You for Your Word. I thank You for Your grace. I commit today into Your hands and thank You for Your guidance. I commit my friends and especially my family into Your hans, Your will be done, Amen. Do with me as you please. Cause me to stand in your will. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen

Covering and Guidance, Amen.

God will keep us all from harm if we let Him. He is our Shepherd we shall not want. (Psalm 23:1-3) He is The Rock of my strength, and my refuge. (Psalms 62:7) He will do this for you forever. Let Him in.

And we pray;

Forgive me for ever doubting You, precious God! You are my refuge and salvation, please hear my prayer. Lead me as Your sheep, so that I can remove my burdens. Protect me from evil, and teach me to detect it on my own. I ask this of You in Your eternal grace, O Lord. I shall leave everything else to You. Amen.

Pray…

What is prayer in the Bible? Prayer in the Bible is how believers of God talk to him. It’s how they make their praise and requests known. The Scriptures are filled with beautiful examples of people crying out to God and asking for His strength, guidance, healing and more.

Throughout huMan history, God has initiated communication with huManity by speaking audibly to huMans. He also speaks to us through the glory of His creation. Additionally, He speaks to us through His Holy Spirit and through dreams, visions and our thoughts.

What is the first prayer in the Bible? The first notable prayer whose text is recorded in the Torah and Hebrew Bible occurs when Abraham pleads with God not to destroy the people of Sodom, where his nephew Lot lives. He bargains with God not to destroy the city if there are fifty good men within, and eventually lowers the total to ten.

Jesus is shown to be praying at least thirty-eight times in the Gospels. The “Lord’s Prayer”, which according to the gospel accounts (e.g. Matthew 6:9-13) is how Jesus taught His disciples to pray.

What are the 7 prayers? Prayer topics include: Confession, Salvation, Release, Submission, Praise, Promise, and Blessing.

(1) Prayer of Adoration/Blessing

(2) Prayer of Contrition/Repentance

(3) Prayer of Thanksgiving/Gratitude

(4) Prayer of Supplication/Petition/Intercession.

Synonyms for pray

What follows can help you learn how to pray.

  1. Prayer Has Four Simple Steps.
  2. Step 1: Address Heavenly Father.
  3. Step 2: Thank Heavenly Father.
  4. Step 3: Ask Heavenly Father.
  5. Step 4: Close in the Name of Jesus Christ.
  6. Praying in a Group.
  7. Pray Always, With Sincerity and With Faith in Christ.
  8. Prayers Will Always Be Answered according to God’s will and Your heart.

When God seems silent, bare your heart before him. When God Doesn’t Answer Your Prayer takes an honest and probing look at the problem of unanswered prayer. In doing so, it draws us ever deeper into a relationship with the God who is the end of all our prayers, the object of our faith, the one who fulfills our deepest longings.

Let us bare our hearts before God, even when our hearts are filled with questions and distress about what seems like the silence of God. As David writes in Psalm 62: “For God alone my soul waits in silence; from Him comes my salvation.

If you’re feeling anxious and worried, that’s a sign that God is asking you to trust him more. There’s nothing wrong with planning for the future. You’re allowed to work hard and to ask for a practical strategy to work hard according to His will. But if you’re full of worry, doubt, fear and anxiety, God is nudging you.

God allows struggle and difficult times because we are sinners and we all come short of the glory of God. God loves us, but because of our sinful nature, He allows these things to happen. God does not cause suffering, but He can and may allow it to accomplish good.

What is a measure of faith (Romans 12:3)?

A word of advice! Don’t fight it! Pray it! and Amen!

Just wait and see! And for those who are saying “What does he mean. Amen!” Get with the time folks… “And So Shall it Be!” In terms of our prayers (Constant and Unyielding in day and night, never further than an “Amen”!) Let us do this…

Romans 12:3 says, “For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned.” The New American Standard Bible, King James Version, and Holman Christian Standard Bible also contain “measure of faith,” while “measure of faith” is presented as “the faith God has distributed to each of you” in the New International Version and “the faith God has given us” in the New Living Translation.

In the English Standard Version of the Bible, Romans 12:3 says, “For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned.” The New American Standard Bible, King James Version, and Holman Christian Standard Bible also contain “measure of faith,” while “measure of faith” is presented as “the faith God has distributed to each of you” in the New International Version and “the faith God has given us” in the New Living Translation.

Right away, two facts are apparent about the “measure of faith”: first, it is the standard by which we correctly appraise ourselves, and, second, it is meted out by God. Because each believer receives his measure of faith by God’s allotment, we are prevented from thinking of ourselves “more highly” than we ought.

Looking at the broader context of Romans 12:3, we notice there is something else given by God. The grace of God is mentioned as a gift to Paul in the same verse, and that same grace is mentioned as a gift to all believers in verse 6: “We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us.” So, immediately following his discussion of the measure of faith, Paul speaks of the gifts of the Spirit: prophesying, serving, teaching, encouraging, giving, leading, and showing mercy.

Recognizing that our measure of faith comes from God prevents pride and encourages “sober judgment.” Each of us should recognize the limits of his or her own gifts. At the same time, we must acknowledge the gifts that others possess and that each believer is divinely placed into Christ as a vital and functioning part of His spiritual Body (Romans 12:4–8; cf. 1 Corinthians 12:27). No member should consider himself or herself as superior to any other but should instead recognize that God has placed us just where He wants us with the gifts He has chosen for us (1 Corinthians 12:11).

God has given to each a “measure of faith” to use for Him. This “faith” is the gift from which all the other gifts flow. Faith is the first gift we receive (for justification), and faith is the gift that brings the other gifts of the Spirit into our lives. When a person is born again, God gives him gifts as a new member of the family of God. We receive the gifts according to the measure that God has given us, and we exercise the gifts according to the same measure of faith.

Being touched by a post, I share here The Word.

God knows your pain ; He holds your tears.

“You have kept count of my tossing; put my tears in your bottle. Are they not in your book? This I know, that God is for me. Psalm 56: 8-11

Just know that the pain and sorrow that you are experiencing will be transformed into unthinkable joy, in the blink of an eye , if you place your hope in God.

Often He will allow you to be broken so that you can be built up AND blessed.

God’s way are higher, so do not try to understand it all; just be determined to trust whatever God is doing is for good, and find peace in His promises.

Psalm 34:18; Psalm 51:8,17; Psalm 147:3; Isaiah 61:1

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Give thanks…

What is the role of thanksgiving in our walk? Check these out:
And we giving joyful thanks to the Father, Who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of His holy people in the Kingdom of light. For He has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the Kingdom of the Son He Loves, in whom we have redemption and forgiveness of sin, Amen
Col. 1:12-14
“Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”�1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
It is not always easy to give thanks, but this is the very thing we must do in order to see God’s will accomplished in our lives. This is how we move into higher realms of faith for ourselves, for our city, and for our nation.
Y’all, thanksgiving is round the corner, hmm! We can take a study of the history. But, more the so, are we living in thanksgiving? We have discussed this before… Each day should be a day of thanksgiving.
First, I was going to share a few 100 verses that deal with thanksgiving, but was overwhelmed! Y’all, each and every day is a key time for thanksgiving. I actually think about it, thanksgiving is just the start for Christmas shopping, the day after “sales galore.” Hold on! Just hold on! Christmas! Hmm, why do we celebrate that? A time for presents, gifts, no? What were we given? What is the name of the holiday? Christmas? Hmm, whose name is cushioned in there? Just saying. A couple of weeks back I had a discussion with a cleric of an alternate religion who asked why I thought Jesus was who He ‘claimed’ to be.
I simply stated the obvious… He was one of us while He was here. He asked His Father for all, again He was one of us while He was here. It was afterward that He was elevated to where He is! We can assess this to death… He came, He saw, He suffered, died, was risen by our Father at which time He was elevated to sit at The Right hand of our God- The Father!
It can be said that He was a prophet! He was! He spread the news as those before Him, He was sent down for a reason, or even if He was born in the human form/method, He still changed The World!
Churches/denominations/beliefs all circle around Him. So, I State again “Thanksgiving?” Our every day, moment, our attitude, belief, drive…it should be our essence! Amen
Thanksgiving day, should be an ALL ways. We can and should celebrate it for the always…yes! Awesome having and giving gratitude for all.
Jus’ sayin’

Give thanks to God in EVERY situation. Amen.

Account?

Then Herod went from Judea to Caesarea and stayed there. He had been quarreling with the people of Tyre and Sidon; they now joined together and sought an audience with him. After securing the support of Blastus, a trusted personal servant of the king, they asked for peace, because they depended on the king’s country for their food supply.(Z)

On the appointed day Herod, wearing his royal robes, sat on his throne and delivered a public address to the people. They shouted, “This is the voice of a god, not of a man.”

And immediately the angel of The Lord smote him, because he gave not God the glory: and he was eaten of worms, and gave up the ghost.


Beloved I pray with you; anything that does not give glory to God in your life shall shall face God’s divine judgment in Jesus’ name, Amen.

One of the best things about thankfulness is that the more you choose it, the easier it gets. The more you profess gratitude, the more you notice things to be grateful for. The thankfulness muscles respond to exercise!

Something wrong? Reasons!

The phrase “everything happens for a reason,” though common, is not actually found in the Bible. The verse that seems most similar to this phrase is found in Romans.

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who Love Him, who have been called according to His purpose” Romans 8:28

But this verse in Romans conveys an entirely different message than the phrase, “everything happens for a reason.” The Bible teaches us that as believers we can have peace and confidence in knowing that because we Love God and are called according to His purpose, God will work things together for our good, Amen.

In a world where tragedies happen, we face unexpected battles, and much is out of our control, what a comfort it is to know that God is working in our lives and will make good out of every situation because we Love Him and follow Him.

We pray:

Father LORD, we come before Your Eminence this day. In our lives are so many things thay as per Your Word, we give You thanks in every situation. “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. Philippians 4:6″ Father, we ask; giving You all the glory in every situation for the testimony of Your awesome grace. I am nothing before Your Essence, I am less than a cell in the body of the seen in existence. Father, I look to grow into a source of pride for You. Use me LORD, I pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.

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