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Read Your Word This Morning?

Posted by Men of Redemption on August 24, 2016

Breakfast of ChampionsIn you’re sphere of influence, as you’re reading the Word of God, have you ever discovered that you’re probably the only one who is reading God’s Word? With a lot of people who are feeding themselves with God’s Word that’s exactly the case! For whatever their reason or reasons for not getting into God’s Word, it’s apparent that they see you doing it and there’s a reason for that. If you are spending time in God’s Word and your friends, family or concerned ones are not, they’re probably looking at you, unto you, to see how that’s working out for you. We understanding we’re living in a world where people want to “see” things first before they actually step into it and believe (Doubting Thomas in John 20:24-29). Because of you reading God’s Word daily, or at least trying to, you are Becoming a Light to A World that’s looking for something different from what they are used to seeing, and to see if it truly works in your own life. You are that light because you’re doing something, getting something, and experiencing something that they may be afraid of doing or for some other reason. That’s why it’s so imperative that we continue to read God’s Word and be a light, and to bring that Blessed Hope to them that are weak in the faith or just to someone who is looking for hope in something or someone different from what or who they are seeing. Doing this can and will affect their live tremendously, and make the difference they’re looking for.

“You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.”  –  MATTHEW  5:14-16

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A Psalm of Praise For You This Day!

Posted by Men of Redemption on August 24, 2016

praiseALL THINGS PRAISE THE LORD

“Praise the Lord! Praise God in His sanctuary; Praise Him in His mighty firmament! Praise Him for His mighty acts; Praise Him according to His excellent greatness! Praise Him with the sound of the trumpet; Praise Him with the lute and harp! Praise Him with the timbrel and dance; Praise Him with stringed instruments and flutes! Praise Him with loud cymbals; Praise Him with clashing cymbals! Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord!” 

–  PSALM  150:1-6

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My Daily Devotion

Posted by Men of Redemption on August 24, 2016

Devotions“Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God, and every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God. And this is the spirit of the Antichrist, which you have heard was coming, and is now already in the world. You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. They are of the world. Therefore they speak as of the world, and the world hears them. We are of God. He who knows God hears us; he who is not of God does not hear us. By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error.”  –   1  JOHN  4:1-6

Today’s Point of Focus:

Don’t get caught up in everything that you see, hear or do. Get into God’s Word and know the truth for yourself.

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A Psalm of Praise For You This Day!

Posted by Men of Redemption on August 23, 2016

THE WAY OF RIGHTEOUSNESS, THE END OF THE UNGODLY

“Blessed is the man praiseWho walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, Nor stands in the path of sinners, Nor sits in the seat of the scornful; But his delight is in the law of the Lord, And in His law he meditates day and night. He shall be like a tree Planted by the rivers of water, That brings forth its fruit in its season, Whose leaf also shall not wither; And whatever he does shall prosper. The ungodly are not so, But are like the chaff which the wind drives away. Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, Nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. For the Lord knows the way of the righteous, But the way of the ungodly shall perish.” 

–  PSALM  1:1-6

 

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My Daily Devotion

Posted by Men of Redemption on August 23, 2016

Devotions“But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us. We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed— always carrying about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body. For we who live are always delivered to death for Jesus’ sake, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh. So then death is working in us, but life in you. And since we have the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, “I believed and therefore I spoke,” we also believe and therefore speak, knowing that He who raised up the Lord Jesus will also raise us up with Jesus, and will present us with you. For all things are for your sakes, that grace, having spread through the many, may cause thanksgiving to abound to the glory of God.”  –   1  CORINTHIANS  4:7-15

Today’s Point of Focus:

No matter what we go through, we will be conquered and cast down because God is with us!

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Read Your Word This Morning?

Posted by Men of Redemption on August 22, 2016

Breakfast of ChampionsReading God’s Word has really helped me Develop Patience in my life. As I read about the lives of several people in the Bible and see how they were being used by God, I constantly observe how they wait on God for His next move as trust Him and remain obedient. Oftentimes I see myself wanting, desiring that same patience in my own life, waiting patiently for God to do what He desires in my life instead of trying to hurry up the process because of pressures to go it done or get to the conclusion of the situation. I am learning, even to this day, that God has a timeline all His own and He will not be rushed in order to fulfill anything anyone wants for their own timeframe but according to His purpose and timing. That’s one of the things I truly love about our Heavenly Father-He will move in our lives if we give Him permission but will operate in His own sequence and time. In this life of mine, timing is of great essence on my job, in relationships and just about everything I’m involved in. But I rest assured, that when I learn to wait on God, trust Him to do all that He says He will do, and wait, I know He will deliver right on time! Every time!

“Wait on the Lord; Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the Lord!”  –  PSALM  27:14

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Recovery Tip For this Week!

Posted by Men of Redemption on August 22, 2016

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Tip for This Week  . . . .

 

STAY ROOTED AND GROUNDED IN THE WORD OF GOD

We’ve shared about staying focused. We’ve shared about being mindful of doubt, and several other distractions to our recovery. But the one thing we must always remember while in recovery is this: We have to stay rooted and grounded in God’s Word! We have a plan for recovery, okay, we get that. But in order for us to carry out that plan we need a solid, unmovable foundation that’s going to keep us on firm ground, not swayed to the left or right by the oppositions of life, and certainly not be influenced by the pressures to succeed by the standards set by others. We need to hold onto our faith in God and trust Him throughout the process no matter what comes our way. When we make a sound, conscious decision to stay rooted in God’s Word, we will not be easily persuaded to entertain negative thoughts to quit, to change our perspective with something new and unproven. Being rooted and grounded means having God’s Word engrafted into our souls, our spirits, our minds and hearts so that the fruits of our labor will honor the Lord because of our submission to His purpose and not our own. We need Faith. We need Hope and we need Love. And each of these will help keep us securely connected to the character building attributes we’ll need while in recovery to apply to our lives for living holy in our Heavenly Father’s eyes. Keep God’s Word at the forefront of everything we do in recovery and we’ll see the growth and maturity that pleases God in all that we say, see, hear and do. Pray His Word over our recovery, speak His Word over our recovery and trust that all He has for us as we remain obedient to His Word will come to fruition.

“As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving. Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ. For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily; and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power.”  –  COLOSSIANS  2:6-10

 

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A Psalm of Praise For You This Day!

Posted by Men of Redemption on August 22, 2016

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THE LORD’S FAITHFULNESS

“Make a joyful shout to the Lord, all you lands! Serve the Lord with gladness;
Come before His presence with singing. Know that the Lord, He is God;
It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; We are His people and the sheep of His pasture. Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, And into His courts with praise.
Be thankful to Him, and bless His name. For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting, And His truth endures to all generations.” 

–  PSALM  100:1-5

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My Daily Devotion

Posted by Men of Redemption on August 22, 2016

Devotions“Let your waist be girded and your lamps burning; and you yourselves be like men who wait for their master, when he will return from the wedding, that when he comes and knocks they may open to him immediately. Blessed are those servants whom the master, when he comes, will find watching. Assuredly, I say to you that he will gird himself and have them sit down to eat, and will come and serve them. And if he should come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants. But know this, that if the master of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched and not allowed his house to be broken into. Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.” Then Peter said to Him, “Lord, do You speak this parable only to us, or to all people?” And the Lord said, “Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom his master will make ruler over his household, to give them their portion of food in due season? Blessed is that servant whom his master will find so doing when he comes. Truly, I say to you that he will make him ruler over all that he has. But if that servant says in his heart, ‘My master is delaying his coming,’ and begins to beat the male and female servants, and to eat and drink and be drunk, the master of that servant will come on a day when he is not looking for him, and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him in two and appoint him his portion with the unbelievers. And that servant who knew his master’s will, and did not prepare himself or do according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes. But he who did not know, yet committed things deserving of stripes, shall be beaten with few. For everyone to whom much is given, from him much will be required; and to whom much has been committed, of him they will ask the more.”  –  LUKE   12:35-48

Today’s Point of Focus:

Be faithful with what God has blessed you to have and to use for His glory.

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Read Your Word This Morning?

Posted by Men of Redemption on August 19, 2016

Breakfast of ChampionsI’ve learned that reading God’s Word daily helps Protect me from false teaching, misleading doctrines that alter and sway the truth about God’s Word. There are so many so-called “ministers out there that proclaim and profess the Word of God but they are deceiving so many people. Why are they getting away with it? Because we are not spending time in the Word and knowing the Word for ourselves. If we’re studying the Word of God as we should as Christian ought to be, then we will have the truth in us, and we are protecting ourselves against the heresies and false doctrines of the world. Anyone can put God in front or in back of statements and comments, then come across to those who are weak-minded in the things and Word of God and appear to be truthful. We have to stay in our Word to keep ourselves from falling prey to this false teaching. That is why it so imperative that we always take our Bibles to church to confirm God’s Word when it is taught or spoken. Be mindful of false teaching in an age where this is getting more dangerous than it ever has. Get and stay in God’s Word for your protection!

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