Browsing: Today’s 365 BLESSINGS

Blessing #78……… “The Lord is gracious and full of compassion, Slow to anger and great in mercy.” Psalm 145:8………… The Lord doesn’t leave us in the dark when it comes to letting us know how He wants us to live. Not only does He give us clear commands and instructions in the Bible, but Jesus Himself in His time on this earth modeled to us the way we are to live. The verse above may seem on the surface like it’s simply a beautiful description of glorious God who is gracious, compassionate, not quick to anger, and merciful. He also shows us aspects of Himself – of His image in which we who follow Jesus are to grow. Yes, as we grow in God’s image, we should become gracious, compassionate, slow to anger, and merciful. The Lord blesses us with instructions AND with showing us what it looks like to walk in His ways.…

Blessing 77………. “The way of life winds upward for the wise, That he may turn away from hell below.” Proverbs 15:24……… Have you ever been walking or driving in one direction only to figure out you’re going the wrong way and need to turn around and go the right way? Sometimes we walk or drive the wrong way because we’re guessing which way to go. Other times, we go the wrong way on purpose for whatever reason. Sometimes we’re misled because someone gave us wrong directions. But how fortunate we are when we’re given the opportunity to turn around. Praise the Lord for this awesome blessing of a scripture in which He gives us perfect directions. Every human will spend forever in heaven with God or hell and the lake of fire in everlasting torment apart from God. We’re all sinners hell-bound unless we turn from our wrongdoing and put our faith in…

Blessing #72……… “For we are glad when we are weak and you are strong. And this also we pray, that you may be made complete. Therefore I write these things being absent, lest being present I should use sharpness, according to the authority which the Lord has given me for edification and not for destruction. Finally, brethren, farewell. Become complete. Be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you.” 2 Cor. 13:9-11……… The Lord through the apostle Paul shows us twice in these verses He wants us to be complete. First, this makes clear that believing in and receiving Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior when we are born again through repenting and turning our hearts and lives over to God and His ways is THE BEGINNING – not the end. We enter into a lifelong sanctification process in which God renews our…

Blessing #35…………. “And I have declared to them Your name, and will declare it, that the love with which You loved Me may be in them, and I in them.”” John 17:26 Can you fathom the love God almighty has for His Son the Lord Jesus Christ is the very same love we who believe in Jesus Christ as Lord have inside of us? And that it’s not just Father God’s love for Jesus that is in us, but that God almighty HIMSELF is living inside we who follow Jesus? I don’t know about you, but just thinking about that for moments makes every single challenge and concern and worry and trouble and hurt in my life just fall to the wayside. There is no greater love than God’s love, and that very love is in us! Not just His love, as though that’s not in and of itself more…

365 BLESSINGS is a devotional book the Lord has led me to publish piece by piece even as I’m writing it rather than waiting until it’s in print to share it. Please join me & be blessed as I write my latest book…!………. Blessing #33 ““Father, I desire that they also whom You gave Me may be with Me where I am, that they may behold My glory which You have given Me; for You loved Me before the foundation of the world.” John 17:24 There Jesus the Christ was praying to God almighty the Father in heaven for us who believe in Jesus all this time later! And look at what He included in His prayer! Oh my! That one day we will be with Jesus and BEHOLD HIS GLORY! The glory God almighty has given Him! The glory that is so utterly astonishingly phenomenally awesomely amazing that we…

365 BLESSINGS is a devotional book the Lord has led me to publish piece by piece even as I’m writing it rather than waiting until it’s in print to share it. Please join me & be blessed as I write my latest book…! Blessing #32 ““I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word; that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me. And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one: I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You…

Blessing #31………. “All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will by no means cast out.” John 6:37 We are all sinners in need of Jesus for He is the only one who can save us for eternity. For He died for us and was raised from the dead to atone for our sins and to conquer death, hell, and the lake of fire in our place. NONE OF US – NOT A SINGLE ONE OF US – deserves God’s love, forgiveness, mercy, grace, and everlasting life. But not matter how far gone we are in our sins, no matter what a wreck we’ve made of our lives, no matter how bad the wrong we’ve done, THE LORD JESUS CHRIST will NOT turn us away if we turn from our sins and COME TO HIM with true godly sorrow pleading…

365 BLESSINGS is a devotional book the Lord has led me to publish piece by piece even as I’m writing it rather than waiting until it’s in print to share it. Please join me & be blessed as I write my latest book…!….. Blessing #30 “And Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst.” John 6:35-37 Can you imagine never getting hungry? And never getting thirsty? Under any and all circumstances, always being filled with food and drink. Always being full and hydrated. Never needing nor yearning for a morsel of food. Nor desiring for one’s thirst to be quenched. Because we are so filled, so fulfilled, so provided for, so taken care of, that for the rest of our lives we never need to give a single thought to food…

365 BLESSINGS is a devotional book the Lord has led me to publish piece by piece even as I’m writing it rather than waiting until it’s in print to share it. Please join me & be blessed as I write my latest book…! Blessing #29 “Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me! For my soul trusts in You; And in the shadow of Your wings I will make my refuge, Until these calamities have passed by.” Psalm 57:1 Crying out for God’s mercy. Placing his trust in God. Taking refuge in the shadow of God’s wings. Staying there until the calamities, or troubles, pass by. The psalmist is so transparent. So honest. So real. So raw. So revealing to us of his journey with the Lord. Do you see how he makes a choice? A decision? And takes an action? He doesn’t just talk about God. He…

365 BLESSINGS is a devotional book the Lord has led me to publish piece by piece even as I’m writing it rather than waiting until it’s in print to share it. Please join me & be blessed as I write my latest book…! Blessing #28 “O Lord of hosts, Blessed is the man who trusts in You!” Psalm 84:12 I am on the road full-time for Jesus and am blessed to do streets ministry work continually – literally on the streets as well as by telephone and Internet. In other words, I am constantly meeting people. And I have yet to meet a single person who has perfect trust in the Lord Jesus Christ. Oh sure, some of us do a better job trusting God than others. But the bottom line is we’re all works in progress, aren’t we? And we all could go deeper in our trusting the Lord,…

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