Lent Week 1 Day 6

Scripture reading for today is Psalm 51:17

My [only] sacrifice [acceptable] to God is a broken spirit;
A broken and contrite heart [broken with sorrow for sin, thoroughly penitent], such, O God, You will not despise.

The thing that pleases God is a broken heart over sin and sorrow for the sin because it is against God. I should want to stay aware and have a repented heart toward God.To be sincerely sorry for my rejection of Him, repent and have full fellowship with Him again. Show me God, my sin against You so that I may repent and stay in unbroken fellowship with You and be pleasing in Your sight.

Trail to the Tree- Day 6- Trusting to go into Egypt

When the angel appeared to Joseph in a dream and told him to take Jesus to Egypt to avoid death from Herod. Joseph trusted God and proceeded.

Ann says: Today have faith that places that seem to be dying places…God means to bring forth life.

What this says to me is: Even if my life seems mundane or dead, God will bring life again. I have to trust the path that He has me on that maybe a season of mundane will bring a season of miracles. Ann Voskamp said: The mundane is what’s making miracles!

Day 1- Get your thinking straight and be in God’s presence

Day 2- Be reading the Bible and trust God

Day 3- Reverence, worship and praise God and Jesus for who God is and what Jesus has done.

Day 4- Be faithful to Him and He will be faithful to fill you. Look to Jesus with gratitude and prayer.

Day 5- Notice the miserable and suffering, ask God to reveal them so I can tell them the Good News that there is hope and there is a Savior, His name is Jesus!

Day 6- Stay close to God with a repented heart. He will bring life out of the mundane if I trust Him to do it.

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Lent- Week One Day 2

The scripture reading for today is Deuteronomy 8:3, He humbled you, causing you to hunger and then feeding you with manna,which neither you nor your ancestors had known, to teach you that man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord.

Everything is in existence and held up by God’s Word. People need God’s Word to live a good life. We should be thankful for everything that exists! It is here because God spoke it into being. Study God’s Word to know His perfect will to be able to carry out His will in my life. This leads to a good life in His care. Thank you for this life on this earth with everything You created. Help me to keep studying and to be faithful to Your Word to uphold my life and help my family to be prosperous.

What I have gathered so far:

Day 1-  Get your thinking straight and be in God’s presence

Day 2- Be reading the Word and trust God

Trail to the Tree for today is Ram in the thicket. God provided a sacrifice right at the right moment, not early, not late, right on time. God provides for us right when we need it.

Today, live in trust, knowing He will see to it. ALL of it. Romans 8:32,

 He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?

I will admit I have been fearful at night lately. I woke up the other night and realized my peace was gone. I got up at 3 am and felt drawn to read my book on prayer and one on faith. It helped me feel connected and I felt God’s presence. I have realized the importance of keeping devotion time and studying the Bible. It keeps me at peace. It reminds me God is here with me, it’s His world and He created me and won’t forsake me. He wouldn’t create everything and turn His back. He is present in every moment. The Bible reminds me I can trust Him to provide my every need. Thank you God for being here and providing for me.

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The Bible

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I watched this movie in March 2013 on T.V.  I didn’t know God would speak to me all through the beginning of this series. Only in the beginning did He speak. The middle and end I didn’t get anything, but I want to share what came to me from the start. The movie is The Bible come to life. So it begins with the beginning of the Bible naturally. What I’m going to write are short sentences that were spoken to me while watching the movie. Like what I saw translated to what God was saying to me. The beginning is what was said in the movie and I will differentiate it. This is meant to encourage you, it encourages me when I am down.

From the movie: The Bible

God restores humanity to Himself.

The stories define who we are.

ONE Father in Heaven

ONE teacher and He is Jesus Christ

Choices we make, how we live, how we love, how we struggle and overcome.

Here is what came to me while watching The Bible:

When God speaks and gives promises BELIEVE or you will delay your blessing or you may not even get it.

NEVER tell God NO, do not be disobedient, OBEY, never be displeased with what God provides. [ This came to me when Lot’s wife was being displeased with what Abraham was telling them.]

FAITH in what you can not see.

NEVER go against what you know God is telling you to do.

DO NOT come up with your own solutions. FOLLOW GOD ONLY even when it looks like He isn’t working. [ Again watching the story of Lot and his wife].

TRUST IN GOD IN ALL THINGS YOU DO!

GOD IS WITH US! [ I noticed they said this a lot and I feel like it gives your spirit confirmation so I do this a lot myself, to remind myself that He is with me just like He was with them].

Do not let PRIDE overtake you.

Do not ever confess: I can’t, I won’t

With God YOU CAN, YOU WILL

IT’S NEVER TOO LATE to believe as long as you are here on this earth.

ALWAYS be willing to help anyone.

NEVER let temptation be so great as to defer you from the thing God has said to do.

Be a warrior against evil because you know God is with you.

When you know you are sent by God NOTHING can stop you from accomplishing what God has willed.

No evil can hinder you.

Do not look back at the past, it is gone, if you do you will die in the moment. [ This was when Lot’s wife turned into a pillar of salt].

Sometimes God calls us to do emotionally hard things.

To be chosen by God is a blessing and a test. [ When Abraham was asked to sacrifice Issac].

Prove faith again and again.

God wants to be FIRST in our hearts, minds and lives!

When we obey God even if it hurts our heart, we prove we trust Him.

Have faith and when we learn this about ourselves through this test, we have magnificent joy! [ This was when Abraham was going through with what God asked and after he proved his faith God provided the ram. Abraham had enormous joy].

When we know we are in harmony with God’s will it is a joyous experience!

Experience means to see, to hear, to feel with my heart.

To experience God we have to: SEE [ His vision], KNOW [ His will], HEAR [ God’s voice], FEEL [ with my heart].

The Devil wants us to think we are nothing to God because of our sin.

With God’s power we are set free, we can do all things through Christ [ His power].

We are free in God, with God.

Stay in God and you will continually be free! It is on going. Stay free by abiding in THE WORD OF GOD!

DO NOT FORGET GOD!

HE NEVER FORGETS YOU!

NO MAN can conquer God.

NO DEVIL can conquer God.

So who can defeat us? NO ONE.

We have to belong to God to know this. By our faith in Jesus we become a child of God.

Movie said this: God saved me for a purpose.

What came to me:

trust God, do not question His ways, His ways are not our ways. [Which it says this in the Bible].

Confess [ say out loud ] what you believe, what God says is true, IT WILL COME TO PASS!

Rebellion [ telling God no ] ,will lead to evil things you never dreamed of.

Stay with God

Trust God

Faith in God

Do exactly as God tells you to be spared of distress, destruction and trouble.

Our freedom comes with a price.

Jesus paid it on the cross.

The Devil will pay in the end. He will lose for our freedom and victory.

When the Devil thinks he has you in a trap, God will provide the way out. He will outsmart the Devil because He is God! [ This was when Moses had the Red Sea in front of him and the Pharaoh  behind him ]. It also says this in the Bible.

GOD LOVES YOU!

HE IS GOOD!

FOLLOW GOD
TRUST GOD
OBEY GOD

Ask God what to do so He can answer. You have to ask to get the answer! [ It says in the Bible you do not have because you do not ask].

Declare always, God is with me, to overcome evil.

Do not be afraid when your in the hand of God, He’s got you.

He will not let you down in your trouble.

Reach and grab His hand, have faith to reach, then grab hold, now don’t let go of God!

Hurry! The enemy is coming! Come to God while you can!

God doesn’t want any of His children to perish.

Remember [ keep it fresh in your mind] the freedom He gave so as to not fall into sin again and forget God.

Getting free is a long way to come but BECOMING FREE and getting saved is the beginning of the journey. [ This was when the Israelites made it to the other side of the Red Sea].

Movie said this: Trust God, Follow His Path. Be true to God and He will keep His promises.

What was said to me:

One man’s dream is another man’s future. [ When Moses knew He wouldn’t see the promised land but Joshua would].

If you do not fight for yourself at least fight for God.

Love not for yourself, love for God.

Let everything you do be for His glory not your own.

 

 

Be Like Mary

Mary is beautiful in my eyes because of her willingness to obey.  Luke 1:38, 38 And Mary said, “Behold, I am the servant[a] of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.” And the angel departed from her. I know in my life I have wanted to obey, but couldn’t muster up the ability to do it.  I pray to be willing. I pray this whenever I feel myself slipping back into just wanting to be in my cave. When we look at our circumstances around us and they don’t line up with what God is saying in our heart, we need to trust Him, obey Him, cooperate with Him, to see a miracle! This is when miracles happen! When we are in alignment with God’s divine will. Mary did all this and gave birth to our Savior, Jesus Christ! God’s ways  are higher than our ways, Isaiah 55:8-9, For My thoughts are not your thoughts,
Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord.
“For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
So are My ways higher than your ways,
And My thoughts than your thoughts.

They don’t make sense in our natural minds, but that’s why we need to trust, obey and cooperate. Follow as Mary did and you will experience God in your own life!