Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Go to a Happy Place

S – Scripture
Psalm   5 v. 11 But let all who take refuge in thee rejoice, let them ever sing for joy; and do thou defend them, that those who love thy name may exult in thee.

O – Observation
Going to a Happy Place. What is so cool about our God is that he is a God of Joy.
So often we think about Punishment with God. He gave us all these rules to which we are good at breaking. As a Just God he must address the wrong, but his heart is in Joy. He paints the picture of a complete relationship with him. He refers to Heaven thru out the Bible as a, "great feast". Revelation 21 v. 3b, "Behold, the dwelling of God is with men. He will dwell with them." And... Revelation 21 v. 7, "He who conquers shall have this heritage, and I will be his God he and shall be my son." Being labeled a Son of God. Wow!! Now that is reason for Great Rejoicing!!!

A – Application
 Where am I going for refuge in times of trouble? 

P – Prayer
Jesus, Thank you for  being my God and my Father.  Love Will

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Monday, January 20, 2020

Your source of Protection

S - Scripture
Psalm  2 v. 12b Blessed are all who take refuge in him.

O - Observation
He's got our back. He is the ultimate security blanket.

Webster defines refuge as " a place of shelter or protection." When we are worn down by life's problems we have a place to come to rest. Matthew 11 v. 28, "come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." We are blessed by the knowledge that we are one of his. We rest secure in his hands. We know that God is sovereign. He has a perfect plan for us. Knowing that gives us great confidence to face our troubles. Knowing this, allows us to change our question from "Why me?" to "What are you preparing me for?" Like any shelter, the deeper in you go, the better the protection.

A - Application
Do I turn to God when facing life's troubles?

P - Prayer
Jesus, Thank you for providing me the protection that I need. Love Will

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Friday, January 17, 2020

Think Big!!!

S - Scripture
Psalm  2 v. 8 Ask of me, and I will make the nations your heritage, an the ends of the earth your possession.

O - Observation
Think big!!! So often when I pray, I'm really small. I pray for me, my family and friends. Sometimes, I'll pray for my church. But, I almost rarely, if ever, pray for Columbia, Missouri, USA, or other nations. But God wants us to think Big. He wants us to have desires, plans, goals, that are global.

After all, he did create the world. Psalm 24 v. 1a, "The earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof." To think big requires stretching of ones comfort zone. Perhaps, this might be why God wants us to think big. It forces us to mature in our faith. It forces us to mix it up with people we don't know. It connects us with more relationships and skills.

A - Application

How big is my focus? 

P - Prayer

Jesus, You said, Ask and I'll give the nations to you, O Lord that's the cry of my heart!    Love Will

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