“A little while longer and the world will see Me no more, but you will see Me. Because I live, you will live also. At that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you. He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.”
Judas (not Iscariot) said to Him, “Lord, how is it that You will manifest Yourself to us, and not to the world?”
Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him. He who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word which you hear is not Mine but the Father’s who sent Me.
Jesus is telling us “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word. Do you keep Jesus word, His commandments? Do you love Him? Is Word also says if we love him he will "manifest" himself to us. Today I pray Jesus is manifesting Himself to you more and more. May the love of Christ dwell in you continually.
Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea. Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.”
Then He who sat on the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.” And He said to me, “Write, for these words are true and faithful.”
And He said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts. He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son.
Today is a new day Praise the Lord He made ALL things new. Be blessed and thankful for your new beginning.
2 Timothy 1:5-7
when I call to remembrance the genuine faith that is in you, which dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice, and I am persuaded is in you also. Therefore I remind you to stir up the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands. For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
Today is Thanksgiving I am so thankful for every gift the Lord gives. The scripture tells us to "stir up" our gifts received from God. As you "stir up" your Thanksgiving meals don't forget to "stir up" your gifts from God.
Let All Things Praise the Lord
Praise the Lord!
Praise God in His sanctuary;
Praise Him in His mighty firmament!
Praise Him for His mighty acts;
Praise Him according to His excellent greatness!
Praise Him with the sound of the trumpet;
Praise Him with the lute and harp!
Praise Him with the timbrel and dance;
Praise Him with stringed instruments and flutes!
Praise Him with loud cymbals;
Praise Him with clashing cymbals!
Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.
Praise the Lord!
This psalm tells us "where", "why", "how", and "who" should praise the Lord. Aren't we thankful for His instruction book? (The Bible) Today as we gather with family, friends or by ourself let every breath praise the Lord!
and so also were James and John, the sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. And Jesus said to Simon, “Do not be afraid. From now on you will catch men.”
In Luke 5:1-10 Jesus demonstrates to the disciples to hear and obey. As the fishermen put down their nets after a struggle of fishing with no results they obey Jesus and both boats were filled with the fish that was caught. This principal still holds true today when we hear the spirit prompting us to action we must obey and our nets will be full and overflowing with God's blessings. Today I pray you will hear and take action!
Therefore it is of faith that it might be according to grace, so that the promise might be sure to all the seed, not only to those who are of the law, but also to those who are of the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all (as it is written, “I have made you a father of many nations”) in the presence of Him whom he believed—God, who gives life to the dead and calls those things which do not exist as though they did; who, contrary to hope, in hope believed, so that he became the father of many nations, according to what was spoken, “So shall your descendants be." And not being weak in faith, he did not consider his own body, already dead (since he was about a hundred years old), and the deadness of Sarah’s womb. He did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God, and being fully convinced that what He had promised He was also able to perform.
How many times do we waver in unbelief not trusting God with our circumstance? Oh how I pray we will instead be strengthen in faith by the reading of the Word.
1 Peter 1:5-8
who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials, that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ, whom having not seen you love. Though now you do not see Him, yet believing, you rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory,
I am so thankful to be "kept" by the power of God. Because of salvation we can be assured we are "Kept" by God's power. Our faith in what we can not see, our belief in Jesus Christ, our joy in the Holy Spirit's comfort and leading, though we are tested by "fire", trial and tribulation we are KEPT by God! Hallelujah!
Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do. But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection. And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.
I am thankful today that God gives us the power to choose. We can choose love or hate, we can choose bitterness or forgiveness, we can choose blessings or curse, we can choose to look beyond what seems to hurt and choose to find that which heals, we can choose to be "Christlike or we can choose to be worldly. What will you choose to be like today?
Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good. Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another; not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord; rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer; distributing to the needs of the saints, given to hospitality.
The Lord is very specific in Romans how we should behave like a Christian. Our response should be to commit to these instructions daily with ALL whom we meet and interact. I pray today you and I will display Christian behavior at home, at work and at play.
Now when the people complained, it displeased the Lord; for the Lord heard it, and His anger was aroused. So the fire of the Lord burned among them, and consumed some in the outskirts of the camp. Then the people cried out to Moses, and when Moses prayed to the Lord, the fire was quenched. So he called the name of the place Taberah, because the fire of the Lord had burned among them.
Isn't it amazing how we either have a bad attitude or complain after the Lord blesses us, just like the Israelites did. One way to stop this complaining is proclaiming God's faithfulness which silences discontentment in ourselves and others. "Lord you have given us so much! Forgive us when we have bad attitudes or complain about our circumstances. Help us to be grateful for all you have done and all you have provided. Help us to be good examples to others of your faithfulness to us. Amen!"
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