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Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.

May 6, 2011

My Daily Prayers and Readings for 5/06/2011

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So powerful is today’s ‘My Utmost for His Highest’ devotion to those with open hearts and blessed with the ability of recollection; ‘lest we forget just how You dealt with each of us – with patience and with gentleness’.

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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LIBERTY ON THE ABYSS OF THE GOSPEL

“Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free.” Galatians 5:1

A spiritually minded man will never come to you with the demand – “Believe this and that;” but with the demand that you square your life with the standards of Jesus. We are not asked to believe the Bible, but to believe the One Whom the Bible reveals (cf. John 5:39-40). We are called to present liberty of conscience, not liberty of view. If we are free with the liberty of Christ, others will be brought into that same liberty – the liberty of realizing the dominance of Jesus Christ.

Always keep your life measured by the standards of Jesus. Bow your neck to His yoke alone, and to no other yoke whatever; and be careful to see that you never bind a yoke on others that is not placed by Jesus Christ. It takes God a long time to get us out of the way of thinking that unless everyone sees as we do, they must be wrong. That is never God’s view. There is only one liberty, the liberty of Jesus at work in our conscience enabling us to do what is right.

Don’t get impatient, remember how God dealt with you – with patience and with gentleness; but never water down the truth of God. Let it have its way and never apologize for it. Jesus said, “Go and make disciples,” not “make converts to your opinions.”

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It will be as you say, so that you may know there is no one like the LORD our God. Exodus 8:10

True submissive belief in God doesn’t come as the result of arguments, protests, or acts of force. Remember as you encounter people of other beliefs (or those who claim to have no beliefs at all) that while they may base their beliefs on their understanding of the facts, belief is ultimately a matter of the heart and will. Someone who refuses to believe your point of view will usually be more receptive to your love and compassion. Instead of plaguing them with verbal attacks, show love.

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Acts 5:34-42
Psalm 27:1, 4, 13-14
John 6:1-15

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He knows how to live well who knows how to pray well. — St. Augustine

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Revival: Now Thee Alone I Seek Listen now

Vance Havner’s powerful concluding words on what it means to seek God – Program Notes & Quotes

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For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love. For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

March 14, 2011

My Daily Prayers and Readings for 3/14/2011

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In today’s world it may only seem different to days past, but one thing remains the same – human nature vs. spiritual being. Lord God I pray that with eyes of faith and a heart likened to Jesus’ so I will always feel like ‘whatever I did for one of these least brothers of Yours, I did for You’ and never feel that ‘what I did not do for one of these least ones, I did not do for You’. Keep my eyes and heart focused outward on the needs of others.

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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OBEDIENCE

“His servants ye are to whom ye obey.” Romans 6:16

The first thing to do in examining the power that dominates me is to take hold of the unwelcome fact that I am responsible for being thus dominated. If I am a slave to myself, I am to blame because at a point away back I yielded to myself. Likewise, if I obey God I do so because I have yielded myself to Him.

Yield in childhood to selfishness, and you will find it the most enchaining tyranny on earth. There is no power in the human soul of itself to break the bondage of a disposition formed by yielding. Yield for one second to anything in the nature of lust (remember what lust is: “I must have it at once,” whether it be the lust of the flesh or the lust of the mind) – once yield and though you may hate yourself for having yielded, you are a bond slave to that thing. There is no release in human power at all but only in the Redemption. You must yield yourself in utter humiliation to the only One Who can break the dominating power viz., the Lord Jesus Christ – “He hath anointed me . . . to preach deliverance to all captives.”

You find this out in the most ridiculously small ways – “Oh, I can give that habit up when I like.” You cannot, you will find that the habit absolutely dominates you because you yielded to it willingly. It is easy to sing – “He will break every fetter” and at the same time be living a life of obvious slavery to yourself. Yielding to Jesus will break every form of slavery in any human life.

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The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. James 5:16

Ezra’s leadership included humility, courage, and, above all, a commitment to know and obey God. This spiritual leadership transforms others and inspires them to seek God more faithfully. Certainly, church leaders should have these qualities; but even if you aren’t ordained or hired by a Christian ministry, you can still affect others with your example of love for God and your trust in Him. Your prayers can be some of your most powerful tools of spiritual leadership.

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Leviticus 19:1-2, 11-18
Psalm 19:8-10, 15
Matthew 25:31-46

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Some say it is unreasonable to be courteous and gentle with a reckless person who insults you for no reason at all. I have made a pact with my tongue; not to speak when my heart is disturbed. — St. Francis de Sales

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Old Testament Survey: Joshua – Part 3 – Listen now

Dr. McMath continues looking at the book of Joshua and focuses on Rahab – Program Notes & Quotes

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