Happy Friday and peace and blessings to you all. This week has been super busy for me. I’m excited that I was able to interact with some incredible people this week.
One important thing that I always remember, wherever I go, is that I am a Light carrier for God. My heart is that those around me would see the light, love and peace of God in my life. We are all God’s Ambassadors of Light.
Living Bible (TLB)
60 Arise, my people! Let your light shine for all the nations to see! For the glory of the Lord is streaming from you. 2 Darkness as black as night shall cover all the peoples of the earth, but the glory of the Lord will shine from you. 3 All nations will come to your light; mighty kings will come to see the glory of the Lord upon you.
2 Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion,2 then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind.3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves,4 not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.
5 In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus:
6 Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; 7 rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. 8 And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death— even death on a cross! 9 Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name,10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth,11 and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
I greet you with love and joy this morning. Today is brand new day. A day to rejoice. A day to be thankful. A day to be grateful. A day to show love. A day to show peace. Today is a day to be mighty and powerful in the Holy Spirit of God.
2 Corinthians 1:3-7
New International Version (NIV)
Praise to the God of All Comfort
3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort,4 who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.5 For just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ,so also our comfort abounds through Christ.6 If we are distressed, it is for your comfort and salvation; if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which produces in you patient endurance of the same sufferings we suffer.7 And our hope for you is firm, because we know that just as you share in our sufferings,so also you share in our comfort.
Family, we have the wonder working power of the Holy Spirit surging through us. Call on the Spirit of God to lead, guide and direct your every step. I will be continually praying and rejoicing for your journey. Each step of your journey is both sacred and divine.
I love you, with the amazing and everlasting love of the Lord. Go in peace, while serving the Lord.
This is the week that most of our nation is unified in giving Thanks for the blessings in our lives. I am most Thankful for my eternal life. I cant tell Jesus, “Thank You” enough.
Jesus taught us how to pray, through the Word of God. One of the things we are to pray for is Our Daily Bread. God is our portion and our supply. Jesus is called, “Bread of Heaven” because through Him we have eternal access to the true and living God. Jesus is our Manna from heaven. We should “feed” on Him daily.
The Message (MSG)
The Bread of Life
27 “Don’t waste your energy striving for perishable food like that. Work for the food that sticks with you, food that nourishes your lasting life, food the Son of Man provides. He and what he does are guaranteed by God the Father to last.”
28 To that they said, “Well, what do we do then to get in on God’s works?”
29 Jesus said, “Throw your lot in with the One that God has sent. That kind of a commitment gets you in on God’s works.”
30-31 They waffled: “Why don’t you give us a clue about who you are, just a hint of what’s going on? When we see what’s up, we’ll commit ourselves. Show us what you can do. Moses fed our ancestors with bread in the desert. It says so in the Scriptures: ‘He gave them bread from heaven to eat.’”
32-33 Jesus responded, “The real significance of that Scripture is not that Moses gave you bread from heaven but that my Father is right now offering you bread from heaven, the realbread. The Bread of God came down out of heaven and is giving life to the world.”
34 They jumped at that: “Master, give us this bread, now and forever!”
Be blessed, Family. Give Thanks today for our Savior and Redeemer, the Bread of Life, Jesus Christ.
Grace, peace, hope, perseverance in the faith, and love to you all. It’s Monday and it’s a holiday week. It is a new day and it’s also a second, third, fourth and even hundredth chance for us to walk our or faith.
This week, if you have a spare moment, write me back and let me know what you are thankful for in your life. Is it your family, your friends, your pets, your career, your church family, your growth in the Lord, your health or many other things? I would just love to hear from your heart.
Last month was the second Anniversary of Sacred Journey Devotionals. I’m thankful that God has allowed me to write and share each week. I have grown so much and I hope you have been blessed and encouraged by the devotionals. I love you all so much and I just wanted to say, “Thank You.”
I love you, but God loves you so much more. Be abundantly and exceedingly blessed, Family. Go with God, while praising and serving the Lord.
I pray that you are in a good and peaceful place this morning. I continually pray for you that your lives would be full of peace. I encourage you, this morning, to stay strong in your faith. I pray that you love yourselves enough to want the highest good for your life. May your life be a shinning light illuminating the glory of God.
New International Version (NIV)
4 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!5 Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.9 Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.
Be abundantly blessed today. Go in peace while faithfully and joyfully serving the Lord.
I pray that this message finds you full of hope and power from Him who is able, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
This morning’s devotional wont be long. The Holy Spirit put one scripture verse on my heart this morning. I pray that it will go deep into ever crevice of your heart mind, soul and spirit.
New International Version (NIV)
A Prayer for the Ephesians
14 For this reason I kneel before the Father,15 from whom every family[a] in heaven and on earth derives its name.16 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being,17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love,18 may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ,19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. 20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us,21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.
Be blessed, Family. Go in peace, while faithfully and joyfully serving the Lord.
I hope all is well with your heart and mind today. Today, if we haven’t already, many of us start making plans for the weekend. We plan where we are going to go and what we are going to do. Planning is a routine part of our lives. We have a sense of control and order. I know that I am good at time management because I plan out most of my day.
The only time I can’t plan is when the Lord says, “Wait.” That four letter word is one of the most powerful words known to man. Most of us dont like waiting, but at times it is our only choice, if we want to be obedient to the will and purposes of God. What does the bible say about waiting on God?
The Message (MSG)
22-25 All around us we observe a pregnant creation. The difficult times of pain throughout the world are simply birth pangs. But it’s not only around us; it’s within us. The Spirit of God is arousing us within. We’re also feeling the birth pangs. These sterile and barren bodies of ours are yearning for full deliverance. That is why waiting does not diminish us, any more than waiting diminishes a pregnant mother. We are enlarged in the waiting. We, of course, don’t see what is enlarging us. But the longer we wait, the larger we become, and the more joyful our expectancy.
26-28 Meanwhile, the moment we get tired in the waiting, God’s Spirit is right alongside helping us along. If we don’t know how or what to pray, it doesn’t matter. He does our praying in and for us, making prayer out of our wordless sighs, our aching groans. He knows us far better than we know ourselves, knows our pregnant condition, and keeps us present before God. That’s why we can be so sure that every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good.
29-30 God knew what he was doing from the very beginning. He decided from the outset to shape the lives of those who love him along the same lines as the life of his Son. The Son stands first in the line of humanity he restored. We see the original and intended shape of our lives there in him. After God made that decision of what his children should be like, he followed it up by calling people by name. After he called them by name, he set them on a solid basis with himself. And then, after getting them established, he stayed with them to the end, gloriously completing what he had begun.
I encourage us all to wait on God. The fullness of what will manifest will bring us so much peace.
God bless you all. I wish you well on your spiritual journey. Every person’s journey is both sacred and divine. I give honor to you, in the name of our Wayshower and Redeemer, Jesus Christ.