Archive for January, 2012

No Surprise Here…

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Revelation 3:8 “I know all the things you do, and I have opened a door for you that no one can close. You have little strength, yet you obeyed my word and did not deny me.” [NLT]

Ladies appreciate a gentleman opening the door for them and men consider it an honor to do so. When a door is opened it enables us to move faster, easier and safer to our destination.

Our verse today says that God notices all the things we do and He moves ahead of us opening doors. When God does this for us we can be assured that it is impossible for anyone to close the door He has opened.  Even when we feel weak we can trust Him enough to obey and walk through.

This week remember that God is seeing everything we do. He is preparing our future by opening the right doors ahead of us. With Him we will be able to pass through quickly and safely staying true to our God destination.

Today, dare to believe that it’s time for God’s open doors in your life that no one can close! Advance though them even when you feel weak – God is upholding you!

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A Bright End…

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Proverbs 4:18 “The ways of right-living people glow with light; the longer they live, the brighter they shine.” [MSG]

We spent time in a small Australian town where a great tourist attraction was glowworms.  As the evening grew dark the worms began to glow. It seemed the later you stayed and the darker it became the brighter the worms glowed.

According to God’s word our lives should glow with His light too. How does this happen? By living right. Living right means living the way that God’s Word instructs us to live. When we do this our light shines brighter and begins illuminating everything around us. It does not matter how dark the world becomes our light just glows brighter – like the glowworms.

Ponder this for a moment. When you live your life God’s way it causes an illumination of His path for your life.  God desires to illuminate every step we take to make it easy for us to achieve our God destination. God wants you to reach it.

Living the right lifestyle will illuminate the way ahead for both you and those around you.

Let your light shine brightly today!

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The Right Operation…

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Job 5:8-9 “If I were you, I would go to God and present my case to him. He does great things too marvelous to understand. He performs countless miracles.” [NLT]

God has a “modus operandi” for everything in life. Often life gets overwhelming and we overlook the obvious by attempting to achieve results or find the answers without God. We create problems when we fail to do things God’s way.

The best way is always God’s way. When we go to Him and commit our cause then He can carry out His part.

Now here is the power of presenting our case to God. His part is doing “great things” that are “marvelous” and “without number” WOW – the miraculous! What a promise!

Go to God today and present your case. Stop your busy life for a moment and give God what he needs to bring forth great things that are marvelous countless miracles in your world!

He is for you today!

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Safety Ahead…

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Proverbs 4:25-26 “Look straight ahead, and fix your eyes on what lies before you. Mark out a straight path for your feet; stay on the safe path.”[NLT]

Whenever my dad ploughed a field he would look for a tree on the other side of the pasture, focus on it, then drive the plough straight towards it. By doing this each furrow would always be straight and parallel with the rest. This happened because he had lined up a target in the distance and it caused him to chart a straight course.

As you can see, today’s Proverb shows us that we are to do exactly the same in our life. God desires us to look straight ahead and fix our eyes on our future in Him. The result? God says that as we do this we will stay on His safe path. What an awesome promise!

This is why we need to stop wasting time with our past.  The truth is God wants us to set our focus on what lies BEFORE us in Him.  God has great opportunities ahead so keep looking forward and fix your eyes on His future. God will never disappoint you!

Safety Ahead

Safety Ahead

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A New Start…

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Genesis 1:1 “In the beginning God…”

Happy New to you and your family!

Our year has ended and we have just begun 2012 together. Most people happily move forward putting the old year behind. Others find it a little more difficult. God wants us to keep a forward focus and continually let go of the past just like the Apostle Paul did.

You see the key to freedom is not letting your yesterday affect your today! God’s mercy is new every morning. So, no matter what happened last year in 2012, we can find a fresh place to begin.

Here is how it works: The first words of the Bible say, “In the beginning God…” When we give God priority and ownership in the beginning we can be assured He will cause us to reach our full potential – no matter how many twists and turns we face on our journey.

Begin 2012 with God as your priority and keep Him there because Jesus has already gone into 2012 to prepare the way for you! God wants to bring to pass His promises for our lives over the coming year.

So let’s begin with Jesus, stay with Jesus and end with Jesus. He is faithful to keep His word!

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