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Lesson Learned

Authored by annisfavored on Mon, May 12 2008 - 10:24 AM

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One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to enquire in his temple. - Psalm 27:4One lesson I have learned is that most of us, even I am guilty of this, seek what we can receive from God.  We seek the things.  God wants ...

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Speak And Believe

Authored by annisfavored on Tue, Feb 19 2008 - 09:27 AM

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And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. - 2 Corinthians 9:8 (NIV). I quote this Scripture every morning over my life.  It is one thing to quote the Scriptures and quite another to believe them.   Only now am I finally putting my ...

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Let God Handle It

Authored by annisfavored on Mon, Feb 18 2008 - 09:24 AM

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He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the LORD; and that which he hath given will he pay him again. - Proverbs 19:17. My great-grandmother was a godly woman.  She used to listen to God speak to her every morning.   One day she only had a few dollars left.  She decided to give the money to God.  Only a man came across her path, who ...

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The Treasure Within Us

Authored by annisfavored on Wed, Feb 20 2008 - 09:27 AM

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But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us. - 2 Corinthians 4:7 (KJV). The treasure that is in us is Christ Jesus.  My pastor tells the story about how he had a bad temper that he just couldn't master on his own.  One day, frustrated from losing his temper, he cried out to ...

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Tell It To The People

Authored by annisfavored on Sun, Feb 17 2008 - 09:34 AM

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"'Return to your house and describe what great things God has done for you.' So he went away, proclaiming throughout the whole city what great things Jesus had done for him." - Luke 8:39 (NASB).When something good happens to us that only God could have done like pay a bill or bring a friend back into our lives or healed our ailment, how ...

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He Is Here

Authored by annisfavored on Sat, Feb 16 2008 - 10:08 AM

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Then you will call, and the LORD will answer; you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I... - Isaiah 58:9 (NIV). When you call, the Lord will answer.  When you cry for help, He will say, "Here I am."  God is like our earthly parents.  When we called, when we cried out in need, as children, if our parents loved us, they ran ...

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What Is The Effect Of Righteousness?

Authored by annisfavored on Wed, Feb 13 2008 - 08:42 AM

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The fruit of righteousness will be peace; the effect of righteousness will be quietness and confidence forever.  - Isaiah 32:17(NIV). What is the fruit of righteousness?  Peace.  What is the effect of righteousness?  A quietness and confidence forever.   I don't know about you, but many times when I am going through a crisis, I am not ...

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You Are Righteous

Authored by annisfavored on Thu, Feb 14 2008 - 08:49 AM

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For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ. -  I Thessalonians 5:9 (NIV). God did not appoint us to suffer wrath.  No, He appointed us to receive salvation through Christ.  He loved us so much that He couldn't stay mad at us, so He made a way for us to be righteous in His sight.  That is ...

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Rescue Me

Authored by annisfavored on Tue, Feb 12 2008 - 08:46 AM

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And he did rescue us from mortal danger, and he will rescue us again. We have placed our confidence in him, and he will continue to rescue us. -  2 Corinthians 1:10 (NLT). God rescued Paul from mortal danger.  Paul says that when we place our confidence in God, He continues to rescue us.  God knows when we are in trouble, and He is ...

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You Are Blameless

Authored by annisfavored on Fri, Feb 15 2008 - 09:12 AM

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He will keep you strong to the end, so that you will be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 1:8 (NIV). The Lord keeps us strong unto the end.  He keeps us blameless.  Without blame.  How can that be?  After all, we have sinned, right?  Messed up?  Made mistakes?  Yes, but when we accept Christ, God no longer sees all ...

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God Is Not Mad

Authored by annisfavored on Mon, Feb 11 2008 - 09:19 AM

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For God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, no longer counting people’s sins against them. And he gave us this wonderful message of reconciliation. - 2 Corinthians 5:19 (NLT). Jesus reconciled the world to Himself when He die for our sins, when His blood put us in right-standing with God.  Now when we are in Christ, He no ...

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He Sent Ahead

Authored by annisfavored on Sun, Feb 10 2008 - 08:54 AM

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Behold, I send an Angel before thee, to keep thee in the way, and to bring thee into the place which I have prepared. - Exodus 23:20 (KJV). God has already sent an angel to go ahead of you, to protect you, to lead you to the place He has prepared.  Isn't it wonderful to know that God prepares your way before you arrive at that place in ...

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The Letter That Kills

Authored by annisfavored on Sat, Feb 09 2008 - 08:58 AM

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He has made us competent as ministers of a new covenant—not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. - 2 Corinthians 3:6 (NIV). The letter of the law kills.  Did you know that 3000 people died after the law was given?  All that were involved in worshipping the golden calf (Exodus 32:28).  However, ...

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God In Us

Authored by annisfavored on Fri, Feb 08 2008 - 08:28 AM

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But now Jesus, our High Priest, has been given a ministry that is far superior to the old priesthood, for he is the one who mediates for us a far better covenant with God, based on better promises. - Hebrews 8:6 (NLT). Jesus is our High Priest.  The old priests used to perform the rituals and offerings of the Old Covenant.  Jesus died once ...

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God Calls Failures

Authored by annisfavored on Sat, May 10 2008 - 12:53 AM

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For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called: But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; And base things of the world, and things which are ...

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Whose Armour?

Authored by annisfavored on Thu, Feb 07 2008 - 09:03 AM

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Therefore take up the whole armour of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. - Ephesians 6:13.   We are to take up whose armour? Our armour? No, God’s armour. When we put on God’s armour and the devil looks at us, what do you think he sees? Do you think he sees us scared, playing dress up? ...

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Enriched In Every Way

Authored by annisfavored on Wed, Feb 06 2008 - 09:08 AM

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For in him you have been enriched in every way—in all your speaking and in all your knowledge - 1 Corinthians 1:5 (NIV). In Him, I have indeed enriched since spending time with God, especially in my speech and knowledge.  I have not arrived, but I better than I used to be.  A mere two years ago, I would have never been able to speak to ...

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Is Your Relationship Stale?

Authored by annisfavored on Sun, Apr 20 2008 - 10:38 AM

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But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven. - Matthew 10:33 (KJV). I read recently that Oprah denied Christ, adopting “The New Earth” and “The Secret” philosophies.  Whether it is true, I don't know, but the concept of someone denying Christ is nothing new in this world. The Bible ...

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Awake To Righteousness

Authored by annisfavored on Tue, Feb 05 2008 - 08:04 AM

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Awake to righteousness, and do not sin. - I Corinthians 15:34. When we awake to our righteousness in Christ, when we realize that we are not righteous of ourselves but through Jesus' blood, we won't want to sin.  If we really understand that Jesus took the judgment for our sins, we will not willingly want to sin. Yes, we will ...

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He Is Our Every Thing

Authored by annisfavored on Mon, Feb 04 2008 - 08:39 AM

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Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: - Ephesians 1:3 (KJV). Jesus is our Healer.  He is our success.  He is our prosperity.  He is our wealth.  But those gifts cannot be separated from the Giver.  We must magnify the Giver above everything ...

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He Is Waiting

Authored by annisfavored on Sat, Feb 02 2008 - 08:15 AM

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Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. -  Isaiah 55:7. When we have slipped up, or let time slide between our visits with God, if we turn to Him, He will welcome us with open arms.  He is waiting ...

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Talk About Faults

Authored by annisfavored on Fri, Feb 01 2008 - 09:01 AM

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Confess to one another therefore your faults (your slips, your false steps, your offenses, your sins) and pray [also] for one another, that you may be healed and restored [to a spiritual tone of mind and heart]. The earnest (heartfelt, continued) prayer of a righteous man makes tremendous power available [dynamic in its working]. - James 5: ...

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In Remembrance Of Him

Authored by annisfavored on Sun, Feb 03 2008 - 09:10 AM

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And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me. -  I Corinthians 11:24 (KJV). It is essential that we put ourselves in remembrance of what Jesus did for us on the cross and how He was raised from the dead.  We need to constantly remind ourselves that ...

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Are You Listening?

Authored by annisfavored on Thu, Jan 31 2008 - 08:44 AM

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Then the people answered, "Far be it from us to forsake the LORD to serve other gods!  - Joshua 24:16 (NIV). Most of us would readily agree that we would not forsake God to serve other gods, but how much time do we really spend with God?  I don't mean reading our daily Bible chapters to cross them off our list.  I don't mean praying ...

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Feed On Jesus

Authored by annisfavored on Wed, Jan 30 2008 - 08:33 AM

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Just as the living Father sent me and I live because of the Father, so the one who feeds on me will live because of me. - John 6:57 (NIV). In this Scripture, it says we will live if we feed on Jesus.  It doesn’t mean to literally eat Jesus.  In John 1:14, we are told that Jesus is the Word made flesh.  In other words, Jesus is the Word of ...

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