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May 27, 2020

2 Timothy 2:19 – May 27, 2020
Nevertheless, the solid foundation of God stands, having this seal: “The Lord knows who are His,” and, “Let everyone who names the name of Christ depart from iniquity.

Thought:
Paul is continuing to encourage Timothy to flee from false teaching, from those who distort the truth, and those who might dilute it. Paul encourages Timothy so that Timothy could encourage others. This should be a daily reminder for all of us. Here is what we need to stand on today, that the solid foundation of God’s truth doesn’t change, it is not distorted or diluted, it is not shaken and will never fade. When we follow God’s truth, we will live God’s way.

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May 26, 2020

1 Timothy 1:1 – May 26, 2020
Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ, by the commandment of God our Savior and the Lord Jesus Christ, our hope.

Thought:
Apostle means “sent one.” Paul was on a mission from God, and it’s because of Jesus Christ, the anointed One’s promises that he embraces this calling. God called and gifted Paul to do His work and share His message. Who are we to say that God doesn’t call and commission people today? Of course, we should always be cautious and discerning; those in leadership must have proven their godly character and their ability to be used by God. They must also be confirmed by other godly leaders. Once this has been confirmed, we should encourage those called to a special mission. We should work alongside of them for the betterment of the Kingdom.

We stumble when we think the Church is ours to lead; it is Christ’s. He is our leader and guide and it is by His Spirit that we will have the discernment necessary to do what He has appointed us to do.

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May 19, 2020

Psalm 30:7 – May 18, 2020
Lord, by Your favor You have made my mountain stand strong; You hid Your face, and I was troubled.

Thoughts:
Security had made David feel invincible. Although he knew that his riches and power had come from God, they had gone to his head, making him proud. Wealth, power, and fame can be intoxicating, making us feel self-reliant, self-secure, and independent of God. However, this false security can easily be shattered. Don’t be trapped by the false security of prosperity. Depend on God for your security, and you won’t be shaken when worldly possessions disappear. God’s favor surrounds each one of us…Don’t take it for granted.

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May 15, 2020

1 Timothy 2:8 – May 15, 2020
I desire therefore that the men pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.

Thought:
I can tell you that certain circumstances that have happened this week have led me to this verse. The situation brought anger and confusion, instead of immediately praying, I lashed out. What I quickly realized was that anger and controversy make prayer difficult, I was speaking from my mind, not my heart and that displeases God. Our goal is to have a right relationship with God and others. And in that we must be willing to yield, lifting holy hands, and trust God’s plan.

It is still not easy, but my relationship with God is far more important than anything else…and the last thing that I want to do is displease Him.

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May 13, 2020

1 Timothy 1:19 – May 13, 2020
Cling to your faith in Christ, and keep your conscience clear. For some people have deliberately violated their conscience; as a result, their faith has been shipwrecked.

Thought:
Paul had been shipwrecked many times, in this passage, he metaphorically describes what it looks like to turn from your faith. The imagery of being shipwrecked captures the spiritual state of aimlessness that results from a misguided conscience. One that isn’t grounded in faith. Part of our daily battle is to make sure our daily choices align with our faith and good conscience. Certainly, we will fail, that is precisely why we need His grace so badly.

Don’t go through life with a shipwrecked faith, treasure your faith in Christ more than anything else.

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May 12, 2020

Psalm 16:11 – May 12, 2020
You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

Thought:
I love this verse. It doesn’t really matter what I am going through, the struggles I may be facing or the overwhelmingness of a situation, I know that I can turn to God and He will help me navigate through whatever it is. Today, as life comes at you hard, ask God to “Show you the path of life.” In your meetings, on your zoom call, at the store. Let His presence control the flow, let His Spirit produce a contagious joy within you. He holds the key to life. Afterall, He created us.

Give God the Glory He deserves today….

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May 7, 2020

May 7, 2020 – National Day of Prayer
“The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, inviting people of all faiths to pray for the nation. It was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of the United States Congress, and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman.

The National Day of Prayer has great significance for us as a nation as it enables us to recall and to teach the way in which our founding fathers sought the wisdom of God when faced with critical decisions. It stands as a call for us to humbly come before God, seeking His guidance for our leaders and His grace upon us as a people. The unanimous passage of the bill establishing the National Day of Prayer as an annual event, signifies that prayer is as important to our nation today as it was in the beginning.”

Verses for today:
“Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people He has chosen as His own inheritance.” Psalm 33:12

“If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves, and pray and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14

“Always pray and not lose heart.” Luke 18:1

“Therefore, I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of truth.” 1 Timothy 2:1-4

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May 4, 2020

Hebrews 13:15 – May 4, 2020
Therefore, by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name.

Thought:
Praise God early in the day before the rush, then again in the hurried middle, and at the end as business winds down. Offer Jesus a continual sacrifice of praise.

Our lips should confess God’s name in praise. What is the frequency of your praise to God?

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April 30, 2020

Hebrews 13:7 – April 30, 2020
Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the Word of God. Consider the outcome of there of life and imitate their faith.

Thought:
Wow! When I read this verse, I get a little nostalgic remembering those who poured into me both spiritually and professionally. I remember the examples they showed through the way they lived their lives, how they honored God in every aspect. And while there were many before, there are many today. We need people in our life who invest in us and we need to remember and continue to follow the good examples shown to us. Our lives are far better because of their investment in us.

Today, let us continue following the good examples of those who have invested in us by investing in your life through Christian service and evangelism.

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April 20, 2020

Hebrews 5:14 – April 20, 2020
But solid food is for the mature, for those who have their powers of discernment trained by constant practice to distinguish good from evil.

Thought:
Our capacity to feast on deeper knowledge of God (solid food) is determined by our spiritual growth. Too often we want God’s banquet before we are spiritually capable of digesting it. As you grow in the Lord and put into practice what you have learned, your capacity to understand will also grow. Each day, commit to reading scripture. The more you read, the more you will understand just how amazing our God is. Let your mind funnel the thoughts of Him onto paper, and overtime you will be able to see growth within you.

My prayer for you is that you desire to know more about God, to spend time with Him in prayer and in His Word.

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