Christ Centered Daily Devotion
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Devotion for 9/01/2005
Let's Live a Life Of Praise Unto the Lord
Psa 148:2 Praise ye him, all his angels: praise ye him, all his hosts.
Psa 1:3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
Today's Verses - KJV
Prov 20:4 The sluggard will not plow by reason of the cold; therefore shall he beg in harvest, and have nothing.
Why is it, the ones who should have but don't, always make some excuse as to why it is like this with them? When they have a job, they goof off and lose it to someone who will not goof off! When it is time to work they don't feel like it. It becomes a way of life to many of these. In many we have a welfare generation of Christians. These expect someone to do for them what they should be doing for themselves. These need to grow up and shoulder their own responsibilities. A Christian worker should be the most dependable, efficient, hardest worker on the job. What we do will always prosper. Do nothing and it will prosper into more of nothing! Get busy and it will prosper into something good; assuming you are doing something good. Meditate on it.
Lord God, You have made it plain, in Your Word, You never bless slothful, lazy, sluggards. Give us wisdom to shoulder our own responsibilities and become doers of what we desire to reap. We ask, believe we receive, and give thanks in Jesus name, Amen.
Read - O. Chambers Daily Devotion - http://www.christ-centered.net/Heart1.html
Read - C. Spurgeon Morn./Even. Dev. - http://www.christ-centered.net/SperEven.html
Read - Articles by Joanne Lowe - http://www.christ-centered.net/Jomenu.html
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*Devotion for 9/05/2007***
***Let's Live A Life Of Praise Unto the Lord*
Psa 118:28-29 Thou art my God, and I will praise thee: thou art my God, I
will exalt thee. O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy
endureth for ever.
James 1:14-16 But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own
lust, and enticed. Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin:
and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death. Do not err, my beloved
Today's Verses - KJV
Gal 5:16-18 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil
the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the
Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so
that ye cannot do the things that ye would. But if ye be led of the Spirit,
ye are not under the law.
There is a battle going on inside of every one of us, especially those who
have received Christ. The battle is the flesh against the Spirit of God that
is within us. How do we win this battle? The way to win is to feed the one
we want to live and starve the other! The Spirit of God feeds on the Word of
God. The flesh feeds on its own lust. The lust of the flesh is with us all
and before we received Christ we let the flesh rule us! Now that we have
received the Spirit of Christ we must learn to walk in His Spirit. We can
not walk in the Spirit and give in to the lust of our flesh at the same
time. That is being double minded and that makes us unstable in all we do!
How important is it that we learn to walk in the Spirit? We are all tempted
by the lust of our flesh to sin, when we give in and let that rule our life
we are going to die, spiritually! I believe that makes it of utmost
importance to us. Jesus, the Word made flesh, was tempted in all things just
as we are. He didn't give in but used the Word of God to resist the devil
and he had to leave Him. When Jesus was tempted He thought about it and then
gave His answer. (Just thinking about something is not a sin, it becomes sin
when we do (or plan to do) the sin we thought about!) Jesus gave the tempter
His answer, what is our answer when we are tempted? Meditate on it!
*Father God, Give us Your ability to walk in truth with You.** Help us to
understand that we can walk in the Spirit and not give in to the lust of our
own flesh. Thank You for supplying all it takes to do it. We ask, believe
we receive, and give thanks in the Name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
*Take time to be tender. Fragile and delicate are the feelings of most who
seek our help. They need to sense we are there because we care not just
because it's our job.
Read 1 Thessalonians 2:7
Life is God's novel. Let him write it!
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