Day 8

​Good Evening,

Isaiah 60:20

Your sun will never set again, and your moon will wane no more; the LORD will be your everlasting light, and your days of sorrow will end.

We thank you for allowing the sun to rise on our day with rays of glory. We thank you for the light that shines from the sun that leads us in the direction to follow. 

When we wane in your presence we decrease in flesh so that your Holy Spirit can gain power. We crucify our flesh daily so that our spiritual being can be lead to follow your light.

We understand as we part from one another we gain love and memories. We have learned to cast all our cares and burden upon you Father. Lead us and comfort us when the door of sorrow is faced before by counseling our soul. We ask for your peace to overshadow us every minute we yearn to see you.

We give you continous thanks for every minute our family in together in unconditional love. We give thanks for every time you breathe life into his nostril and let your name be glorified. We give thanks for gathering in one accord to strengthen and cover each other in prayer. 

For we worship and praise you with adoration and glory in our hearts. 

In Jesus name we pray. 

Verse A Day 

​Good Evening 
Isaiah 30:15

This is what the Sovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel, says: “In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength, but you would have none of it.
This is not a picture of the “do it yourself” God we sometimes hear about throughout the cultures of the world.  Every day we are bombarded with expectations to prove ourselves worthy of something: name your something.  We are not asked to prove ourselves to God.  God does not say, “Show me why I should save you” or “Prove to Me why you would be worth something to My Kingdom”.  Your life is not an audition to gain God’s acceptance.  It is through Jesus, the work of Him alone, that we are grafted into intimate communion with our loving and precious Father in Heaven.  We rest in the perfect saving work that was done on the cross.  If we truly rest in Christ, trust in God is born and becomes our strength.  It’s like getting a job because of someone else’s resume.
Blessings and Grace

Verse A Day

​Good Morning,
John 7:14-19

Not until halfway through the festival did Jesus go up to the temple courts and begin to teach.  The Jews there were amazed and asked, “How did this man get such learning without having been taught?”  Jesus answered, “My teaching is not my own. It comes from the one who sent me.  Anyone who chooses to do the will of God will find out whether my teaching comes from God or whether I speak on my own.  Whoever speaks on their own does so to gain personal glory, but he who seeks the glory of the one who sent him is a man of truth; there is nothing false about him.  Has not Moses given you the law? Yet not one of you keeps the law. Why are you trying to kill me?”
Any teaching, preaching, insight or understanding into biblical truth is not our own…it just doesn’t belong to us.  The glory for this belongs to God, because it is by His Holy Spirit that we are led into understanding.  We speak the truth in love with authority not because we have authority in ourselves, but because we have come under the authority of the One who does have authority.  The same Holy Spirit that was at work in the life of Jesus Christ is offered to us in Him so that we may be free not to sin, and to discern and speak the truth of the gospel.  That privilege and ambassadorship comes with God’s authority and power working through us.  Believing in Jesus comes with a responsibility!  May God protect our hearts and motives from every form of deceit and corruption.
Blessings and Grace

Verse A Day

​Good Morning 

Psalm 139:4-6

Before a word is on my tongue you, Lord, know it completely. You hem me in behind and before, and you lay your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain.
God knows – He always knows.  As far as we come in life, as much as we experience, it is so small compared to the majesty and complete sovereignty of the Lord our God.  Remembering this helps to keep us humble, because we live in service to the One who will always be far greater, far more than us: worthy of our worship and adoration.  Lord God, help us to live in the light of Your presence and unfailing love.  Let Your hand of blessing rest upon us as we work out our salvation in Christ Jesus.  Holy Spirit, lead us in seeking the Lord and in knowing Him, but also protect our hearts from pride and deceit.

Blessings and Grace

Verse A Day

​Good Morning,

1 Kings 18:45-46

Meanwhile, the sky grew black with clouds, the wind rose, a heavy rain started falling and Ahab rode off to Jezreel.  The power of the Lord came on Elijah and, tucking his cloak into his belt, he ran ahead of Ahab all the way to Jezreel.
It is on my list to ask Elijah what it was like to have super speed from the Lord.  God uses Elijah powerfully in both the contest and bringing the drought to an end. Today is a reminder that God is able to do the impossible.  Lord Jesus, I ask that we come to know You so much more.  We yearn for a deeper relationship with You!  Please lead us by the power of Your Holy Spirit into every aspect of our lives.  Empower us to speak the truth in love, and to recognize when God is speaking to us. 
Blessings and Grace

Verse A Day 

​Good Evening,

Isaiah 42:1-4

“Here is my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen one in whom I delight; I will put my Spirit on him, and he will bring justice to the nations. He will not shout or cry out, or raise his voice in the streets. A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out. In faithfulness he will bring forth justice;  he will not falter or be discouraged till he establishes justice on earth. In his teaching the islands will put their hope.”
It’s all about Jesus.  Prophecy after prophecy throughout the Old Testament pointing the One who is to come.  Isaiah 53:5-6 (NIV) says, “But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; We have turned, every one, to his own way; And the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.”  The only way we could be reconciled to God is if God Himself acted and made it possible.  His redemptive plan was always salvation through Jesus Christ.  Our complete hope is in Him, and He stepped in and bore the wrath of God for our sin.  We owe Him everything.
Blessings and Grace

Verse A Day

​Good Morning,

Romans 3:27-30

Where, then, is boasting? It is excluded. Because of what law? The law that requires works? No, because of the law that requires faith.  For we maintain that a person is justified by faith apart from the works of the law.  Or is God the God of Jews only? Is he not the God of Gentiles too? Yes, of Gentiles too,  since there is only one God, who will justify the circumcised by faith and the uncircumcised through that same faith.
Faith implies dependence upon another.  If you have “faith” in someone and the need arises for that person to act on your behalf, trust would be standing ready.  Our need was incredibly great, and Jesus rose and stood in the breech between all humanity and God.  This is why it is by grace through FAITH that we are justified before God the Father, and not by works of the law.  We are declared righteous because we have faith in the person of Jesus, and trust in the work that was finished at the cross.  All those who believe must be extremely careful in how they perceive their own salvation, lest they live their lives trying to earn the acceptance of God through our good works.
Blessings and Grace