Journaling God's Word
Words of Inspiration from various Spiritual Leaders
The Indispensable Dad
– is not a disposable dad that can easily be discarded or thrown away
– cannot be forgotten or left out
– is not missing in action or separated
– is not distant or discontented
– is not optional or an accessory
– cannot be replaced or returned
– cannot be substituted or exchanged
– is essential, necessary a d a prerequisite to the family structure
– is the foundation, the pillar.and the nuts and bolts in the home
– is the antidote, answer, solution and healing for society and life’s greatest sicknesses
– is the hero, champion and superstar in our world
– is the protector, provider, problem-solver and visionaries within their family
– is selfless, sacrificing and surrendered to his duty of fatherhood
– make us soar higher, run faster, leap farther, believe stronger, hope bigger and our faith deeper
– give us the security, confidence and self-esteem that we all desperately need
– the Indispensable Dad has bowed his knee to the Lord Jesus Christ and is a humble, broken and repentant man of God.
Excerpt from Levi Lusko’s book “Through the eyes of a Lion”
Night is coming – for you and for me. Getting to heaven has nothing to do with our righteous works. our entrance fee is paid for fully by Jesus and his perfect sacrifice. But Scripture is clear that our treasure in heaven is connected to our lives on earth. It is possible to go into eternity with a saved soul and a wasted life.
To quote the words of Maximus from Gladiator – quite possibly the best movie ever made – “What we do in life echoes in eternity”
January 20, 2015
When the Holy spirit is not in our lives, ministry, church, mission activities, we have to perform all sorts of professional things to keep a dead corpse moving
June 24, 2015
Excerpt from The Language 0f Faith by Mike Keyes, Sr.
“I’ve always said that if you change what you say, what you say will change what you see!”
July 28, 2014
Excerpt from The Gifts and Ministries of the Holy Spirit by Lester Sumrall:
The gifts of the Spirit function wherever they meet – whether it is in a church, a home, an office building, an auditorium, or a convention hall. –
This clearly demonstrates that God has no holy places. He will meet you anywhere – the home, the factory, the street – wherever you are.
From Cheryl Salem (with a little embellishment from me):
Kingdom Living is about being not doing: being holy, being love, being humble, being compassionate, being in self control, being forgiving, being gracious, being gentle, being good, being faithful, being patient, being long-suffering!
Grateful obedience and a faithful witness are proper responses to God’s call
Garry Gonzales (Men’s Tuesday Night Bible study – ALFC) :
God is looking for men that smell like Jesus!
Paraphrased from Prayer: Basic Training by W. W. Wiersbe:
“Obedience and faithfulness motivated by love will glorify God and buildup (edify) His church”
From Journal date 1-18-13″
Pastor Kenny Perdue on the Purpose of Life:
… “We need to obey our way out of stuff not pray our way out of stuff”
… “When we allow God to arrest us and take all of the things that are not of him, we find a closer, deeper relationship”
… “Ministry is where you are because He is where you are”
From AW Tozer’s Book: Pursuit of God
Page 53: Imagination projects unreal images out of the mind and seeks to attach reality to them.Faith creates nothing. It simply reckons upon that which is already there.
Page 55: But we must avoid the fault of pushing the ‘other world’ into the future. It is not future but present, It parallels our familiar physical world and the doors between the two worlds are open.
Page 56: As we begin to focus upon God, the things of the spirit take shape before our inner eyes. Obedience to the word of Christ will bring an inner revelation of the Godhead. (John 14:21-24)
John 14:21-24: Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and show myself to them.
Then Judas (not Judas Iscariot) said, “But, Lord, why do you intend to show yourself to us and not to the world?”
Jesus replied, “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them.”
Anyone who does not love me will not obey my teaching. These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me.
It is never crowded at the throne of grace
A tree is not a tree because it bears fruit, it bears fruit because it is a tree
Francois Fenelon :
How can you expect God to speak in that gentle and inward voice which melts the soul, when you are making so much noise with your rapid-reflections? Be silent and God will speak again
Roy Lessin :
Waiting times are growing times. As you quiet your heart, you enter His peace… as you sense your weakness, you receive His strength… as you laydown your will, you hear His calling,
Excerpt from 31 days Meditating on the Names of Jesus
Pg 85:…So, praying in Jesus’ name a Great Light, is to linger long enough in Christ’s presence to receive His revelation of God’s best for us this moment. His best always begins with a revelation of what needs purifying in our lives.
“Sow a thought, reap an action,
sow an action reap a habit,
sow a habit reap a lifestyle,
sow a lifestyle, reap a destiny”
Unknown (at least by me) repeated by many
Paraphrase of an excerpt from A.W. Tozer:
Jesus in the incarnate form of man became the reflected glory of God Himself
Excerpt from A.W. Tozer’s book – Purpose of Man Designed to Worship:
“God made man to be like Him so that man could give more pleasure to God than all the other creatures. Only in man, as created by God, can god admire Himself. Man is the mirror image in which God looks to see Himself. Man is the reflection of the glory of God, which was the purpose and intention of God originally. Man’s supreme function through all eternity is to reflect God’s highest glory and that God might look into the mirror called man and see His own shining there. Through man God could reflect His glory to all creation”
Excerpt from A.W. Tozer’s book – Purpose of Man Designed to Worship:
“It is the echo of the voice of worship telling us why we were born: that we might worship God and enjoy Him forever. It is informing us that we are to glorify Him forever and above all other creatures, know, admire, love and adore the triune God. We are to give to God that which He desires.”
At the ALFC Men’s Shut-in 1-14-2011
” Prayer should be where you come to a point where you stop and God begins”
-Pastor Kenyon Healey
Prayer of Blessings by Ruth Bodlovich
August 11, 2010
Galatians 3:29 “If you are in Christ you are Abraham’s seed and Heirs according to the promise”
Through Jesus Christ we are Abraham’s seed and heirs of the world
We are blessed beyond measure with every good and perfect gift
Our Church is blessed and increased
Our bank accounts are blessed and increased
Our businesses are blessed and increased
Our children and grandchildren are blessed
Our health is blessed
Our youth is renewed like an eagle
Our supplies and resources are blessed
Our home and cars are blessed
Our joy is increased
Our jobs are blessed
Our wisdom is increased
Our vision for the future is bright
Everything we touch turns to gold and is blessed
We are blessed to be a blessing
We are shielded and protected from harm (No weapon formed against us will prosper)
All sickness and poverty and sadness will NOT overtake us
Anger will not consume us
Anger will not harm us
Peace of God will shield us
Our bodies are strong and healthy
Sadness will not consume us
Addiction will not hold us
We have increased capacity to retain God’s word
We have increased capacity to receive God’s blessing
We have increased capacity to receive healing
We have increased capacity to receive wisdom and truth
We have increased capacity for God’s love
We have increased capacity to be overcomers
As a heir of the promise I receive my inheritance today
My children are blessed
My children and grandchildren are in line for the goodness of God — they are blessed beyond measure
All goodness and mercy will follow them all the days of their lives
All truth and peace will cover them
All bondage will NOT hold them
All grace will abound toward them
All riches and prosperity will bless them
Houses and land will be theirs
Their cars will be blessed
Their homes will be blessed
Their businesses will be blessed
Their children will be blessed
Everything the devouring locusts have stolen will be restored
All goodness and grace will fill them
All beauty and youthfulness will follow them
All sight to see God’s truth will be given to them
All riches of God will be given them with no sorrow added to it
I receive this for me and my family today
Everything that is broken will be restored
Broken children returned
All marriages blessed
Healing health and wholeness for every family member body mind and spirit
Our family’s inheritance restored double
Homes – cars – lands – condos – apt buildings returned debt free
Favor of the Lord visited on each family member
Every family member restored completely
Joy and laughter returned
Extreme joy and genuine happiness restored
I RECEIVE THIS FOR ME AND MY FAMILY TODAY!
July 28, 2014
GRACE = God’s Righteousness At Christ’s Expense
The person who receives the least praise needs it the most!
A letter from “Jesus”….. source: Internet e-mail making the rounds- author unknown but inspiring
I love you regardless of how well you are performing. Sometimes you feel uneasy, wondering if you are doing enough to be worthy of My Love. No matter how exemplary your behavior, the answer to that question will always be no. Your performance and My Love are totally different issues, which you need to sort out. I love you with an everlasting Love that flows out from eternity without limits or conditions. I have clothed you in My robe of righteousness, and this is an eternal transaction: Nothing and no one can reverse it. Therefore, your accomplishment as a Christian has no bearing on My Love for you. Even your ability to assess how well you are doing on a given day is flawed. Your limited human perspective and the condition of your body, with its mercurial variations, distort your evaluation.
Bring your performance anxiety to Me, and receive in its place, My Unfailing Love. Try to stay conscious of My loving Presence with you in all that you do , and I will direct your steps.
Jeremiah 31:3; Isaiah 61:10; Psalm 31:16; Psalm 107:8
With you very own hands you formed me; now breathe your wisdom over me. Psalm 119:73 MSG
Listen closely, Jesus’ love does not depend on what we do for him. Not at all. In the eye of the King, you have value simply because you are. You don’t have to look nice or perform well, Your value is inborn.
You are valuable…not because of what you do or what you have done, but simply because you are. Remember that.
God takes you however he finds you. No need to clean up or climb up. Just look up.
3-24-2010 Wednesday Night Bible Study – ALFC – Dr. Mary Ellen Strong
The Option is Yours
The day finally came and one by one we were called
To stand before God in the Great Judgement Hall.
The books were all opened and our record was there;
It was too late to be sorry and no time for a prayer.
As I stood before Him and looked in His face,
My life came before me and what a disgrace.
I had spent my life fulfilling all my desires,
I had my Heaven on earth – I didn’t fear Hell’s Fires.
He looked into my eyes and He said to me,
Did it occur to you there is an eternity?
I gave you a talent – you never used it for me.
You only used your talent – a living to make;
Earth’s glitter and gleam made your soul forsake.
He said my child – didn’t you know that all the gold is mine;
The cattle, hills, and I even own time.
You could have served me without sin in your life;
Enjoying all my peace with health and no strife.
My son came to earth this story to tell,
He told you the pay days of heaven and Hell,
He made you a way of escape from a life of sin.
He left the door open for you to come in.
But you slammed the door in My Son’s face,
Now you stand before me in this Hallowed Place.
You chase the place while you lived on earth,
The option you chose from the day of birth.
Given to Dr. Mary Ellen Strong by the Holy Spirit
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Joseph Prince :
Promotion comes from God. Power increases when you spend time with God.
Joseph Prince Ministries
Excerpt from a prayer by The Prophet Daniel:
Daniel 9:4 “O Lord, the great and awesome GOD, who keeps His covenant if love with all who love him and obey his commands”
God never requires more of us than we are able to give..
Sidenote from NIV Discovery Study Bible Edition
“The Law demands righteousness from you, Grace imparts (imputes) righteousness unto you”
– Joseph Prince
(Maybe paraphrased somewhat)
Help me always to see how much poorer I would be without all the rich rewards You have given me.
— Gina Bridgeman
(one minute devotions
from guideposts, http://www.pageaday.com)
You control what you choose, after you make the choice, it (your choice) will control you
Hope vs Faith
Webster’s definition: Hope is the feeling of what is wanted can be had. The Holy Bible (God’s Word): Faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen.
“Let hope manifest into faith”
The last thought of a true man of God is self-preservation, the first thought is preservation of others
True repentance is current repentance, growing repentance
When the Holy spirit is not in our lives, ministry, church, mission activities,we have to perform all sorts of professional things to keeg a dead corp moving
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