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Today, I Will Trust God To . . . .

Posted by Men of Redemption on December 30, 2016

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 . . . Help Strengthen My Dependence Upon You

This day. Lord God, I need you more today than I did yesterday; this day brings more challenges, more decisions and choices, and I realize that I can’t make those decisions and choices without your direction, guidance and purpose leading O God! I want to solely depend upon you Father God, your Holy Spirit, to lead me unto all truth and understanding that I might glorify you with all that I do this day; You are the reason that I live, breathe and have my being, so Lord God, help me in my weaknesses, and strengthen me where my dependence is only on you and not others or myself. I see where I lack in my understanding and that is very limited, but I know with you leading and guiding my heart, my thoughts and purpose I will not fail in everything I put my mind to. Help me heavenly Father, and direct me to depend only on you in all things.

“Give ear to my words, O Lord, Consider my meditation. Give heed to the voice of my cry, My King and my God, For to You I will pray. My voice You shall hear in the morning, O Lord; In the morning I will direct it to You, And I will look up.”   –  Psalm  5:1-3

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My Daily Devotion

Posted by Men of Redemption on December 30, 2016

DevotionsToday’s Reading: Romans 4:13-25

“For the promise that he would be the heir of the world was not to Abraham or to his seed through the law, but through the righteousness of faith. For if those who are of the law are heirs, faith is made void and the promise made of no effect, because the law brings about wrath; for where there is no law there is no transgression. Therefore it is of faith that it might be according to grace, so that the promise might be sure to all the seed, not only to those who are of the law, but also to those who are of the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all (as it is written, “I have made you a father of many nations”) in the presence of Him whom he believed—God, who gives life to the dead and calls those things which do not exist as though they did;  who, contrary to hope, in hope believed, so that he became the father of many nations, according to what was spoken, “So shall your descendants be.” And not being weak in faith, he did not consider his own body, already dead (since he was about a hundred years old), and the deadness of Sarah’s womb. He did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God, and being fully convinced that what He had promised He was also able to perform. And therefore “it was accounted to him for righteousness.” Now it was not written for his sake alone that it was imputed to him, but also for us. It shall be imputed to us who believe in Him who raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead, who was delivered up because of our offenses, and was raised because of our justification.

It is through faith that we have the promises of God, not because we deserve or earned them.

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My Daily Devotion

Posted by Men of Redemption on December 29, 2016

DevotionsToday’s Reading: 1 John 5:1-13 . . . .

“Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves Him who begot also loves him who is begotten of Him. By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and keep His commandments.  For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome. For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith. Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God? This is He who came by water and blood—Jesus Christ; not only by water, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit who bears witness, because the Spirit is truth. For there are three that bear witness in heaven: the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one. And there are three that bear witness on earth: the Spirit, the water, and the blood; and these three agree as one. If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater; for this is the witness of God which He has testified of His Son. He who believes in the Son of God has the witness in himself; he who does not believe God has made Him a liar, because he has not believed the testimony that God has given of His Son. And this is the testimony: that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son.  He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life, and that you may continue to believe in the name of the Son of God.

Eternal security in knowing and having the Son of God, Jesus Christ.

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My Daily Devotion

Posted by Men of Redemption on December 28, 2016

DevotionsToday’s Reading: John 5:24-30 . . . .

“Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life. Most assuredly, I say to you, the hour is coming, and now is, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God; and those who hear will live. For as the Father has life in Himself, so He has granted the Son to have life in Himself, and has given Him authority to execute judgment also, because He is the Son of Man. Do not marvel at this; for the hour is coming in which all who are in the graves will hear His voice and come forth—those who have done good, to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of condemnation. I can of Myself do nothing. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is righteous, because I do not seek My own will but the will of the Father who sent Me.

Judgment and life are through the Son Jesus Christ.

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My Daily Devotion

Posted by Men of Redemption on December 27, 2016

DevotionsToday’s Reading: Proverbs 7:1-5 . . . .

“My son, keep my words, And treasure my commands within you. Keep my commands and live, And my law as the apple of your eye. Bind them on your fingers; Write them on the tablet of your heart. Say to wisdom, “You are my sister,” And call understanding your nearest kin, That they may keep you from the immoral woman, From the seductress who flatters with her words.”

Protect ourselves with the weapons of spiritual guidance: Wisdom and Understanding.

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My Daily Devotion

Posted by Men of Redemption on December 26, 2016

DevotionsToday’s Reading: Galatians 6:6-10 . . . .

“Let him who is taught the word share in all good things with him who teaches. Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life. And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith.”

Persevere in our attempts in doing good. God will strengthen us in all of our efforts.

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Read Your Word This Morning?

Posted by Men of Redemption on December 23, 2016

Breakfast of ChampionsGod’s Word is filled with so much power and authority that as I read His Word I see His glory in every story, every situation and I can’t help but be in awe of His righteousness. He is Holy, and there is none like Him. But I ask you this question: Whom do you say God is? It’s easy to say that He is God who is in heaven; He is the one who knows all things and does all things; and He is the Creator of the Universe and Life. Those are all right and true statements, but whom do YOU say He is? When we’re faced with answering that question in the midst of unfamiliar environments, or when we least expect someone who challenges us with such a question unexpectedly. How do you really answer that question and give clear, sound foundational evidence that what you’re preparing to say is going to make the difference in possibly their decision to accept Him or reject Him? That’s why reading His Word daily prepares us and equips us to be ready in season and out of season to answer such questions that challenge or beliefs. One disciple had such a question posed to him and he answered the Lord God, Jesus Christ, with conviction and intentionality (Matt. 16:13-16). Peter knew who Jesus was, and he didn’t have to think about it. How about you? Are you comfortable enough in your relationship with the Lord to make a stand and proclaim in any situation at any time, boldly-Whom do you say that He is? It’s something we ought to think about and prepare for because there will come a time when we may have to stand before authorities and give an answer for our faith. Are you prepared?

“When Jesus came into the region of Caesarea Philippi, He asked His disciples, saying, “Who do men say that I, the Son of Man, am?” So they said, “Some say John the Baptist, some Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Simon Peter answered and said, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” Jesus answered and said to him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in heaven.”  –  Matthew 16:13-17

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Today, I Will Trust God To . . . .

Posted by Men of Redemption on December 23, 2016

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. . . To Bring Peace to Every Situation in My Day

Lord God, I pray this day, that I might glorify you with every word that I say; that every situation I encounter with others, that you would grant peace in the midst of all conversation. Father God, have your way in bring truth and edification of your Word into the lives of those I surround myself with; that you would be the topic of discussion; that you would bring the peace needed to harmonize a difficult situation that could escalate into something greater. Let the peace of God reign in all that I do today Lord God in word, thought or deed; that the Name of Jesus Christ would be lifted up and magnified unto the ends of the earth and beyond. Let peace have its way throughout my day, in every encounter, with every word that I speak, that Jesus Christ is Lord and Savior!

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My Daily Devotion

Posted by Men of Redemption on December 23, 2016

DevotionsToday’s Reading: Matthew 18:15-20 . . . .

“Moreover if your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault between you and him alone. If he hears you, you have gained your brother. But if he will not hear, take with you one or two more, that ‘by the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.’ And if he refuses to hear them, tell it to the church. But if he refuses even to hear the church, let him be to you like a heathen and a tax collector. “Assuredly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. “Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven. For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.”

This is real accountability in its truest form. All of God’s children need this!

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My Daily Devotion

Posted by Men of Redemption on December 22, 2016

DevotionsToday’s Reading: John 15:1-8

“I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit. You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you. Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me. “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned. If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you. By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples.”

Jesus Christ is our lifeline; without Him we are nothing in this life.

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