Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.

My Daily Prayers and Readings for 1/26/2011

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I humbly come to You today hoping to do my part by trying to stay consciously in the now of the moment with You throughout this day, asking that You help me to stay in the Spirit expecting to see You in each moment, ready to respond to Your will. Focusing on not letting myself get anxious or worry about anything for having felt that You ‘did not give me a spirit of cowardice but rather of power and love and self-control’ and in through Jesus I can finally start to fulfill my promises to You with my first fruits and in doing to Your purpose for me by keeping my mind as rich soil.

Abba Father in the name of Christ Jesus who lives within me through the Holy Spirit I pray that You create in me a clean heart, and renew a right spirit within me, for my one walk in and with Jesus today. Asking that You bless me and mine in fulfillment of Your will and keep us from evil and pain; and if we get nothing else done this day, let us spend it loving You and others as You love us. In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, Amen.

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LOOK AGAIN AND CONSECRATE

“If God so clothe the grass of the field . . . shall He not much more clothe you?” Matthew 6:30

A simple statement of Jesus is always a puzzle to us if we are not simple. How are we going to be simple with the simplicity of Jesus? By receiving His Spirit, recognizing and relying on Him, obeying Him as He brings the word of God, and life will become amazingly simple. “Consider,” says Jesus, “how much more your Father Who clothes the grass of the field will clothe you, if you keep your relationship right with Him.” Every time we have gone back in spiritual communion it has been because we have impertinently known better than Jesus Christ. We have allowed the cares of the world to come in, and have forgotten the “much more” of our Heavenly Father.

“Behold the fowls of the air” – their main aim is to obey the principle of life that is in them and God looks after them. Jesus says that if you are rightly related to Him and obey His Spirit that is in you, God will look after your ‘feathers.’

“Consider the lilies of the field” – they grow where they are put. Many of us refuse to grow where we are put, consequently we take root nowhere. Jesus says that if we obey the life God has given us, He will look after all the other things. Has Jesus Christ told us a lie? If we are not experiencing the “much more,” it is because we are not obeying the life God has given us, we are taken up with confusing considerations. How much time have we taken up worrying God with questions when we should have been absolutely free to concentrate on His work? Consecration means the continual separating of myself to one particular thing. We cannot consecrate once and for all. Am I continually separating myself to consider God every day of my life?

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You are robbing me. – Malachi 3:9

Two principles that should guide our giving are regularity and firstfruits. Regularity means that we set aside money for God at regular intervals. This means including giving in our regular budgets (1 Cor. 16:2). Firstfruits means that we honor the Lord by giving to Him first (Prov. 3:9-10). Our giving is not done after all other expenses have been met. That’s the mistake Malachi exposed in today’s reading—we are not to put our own “houses” ahead of God’s house or worshiping Him.

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Seeking God’s Heart: What is so Amazing About Grace? Part 2 – Listen now

James Ford concludes talking about grace and gives us three reasons why it is the only way to live the Christian life – Program Notes & Quotes

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Link to Devotion Scriptures unless noted from New International Version BibleGateway.com

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