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RECOVERY QUOTE OF THE DAY!

Posted by Men of Redemption on June 19, 2017

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Read Your Word This Morning?

Posted by Men of Redemption on April 3, 2017

CHRIST WARNED US: THEY WILL HATE YOU BECAUSE OF MY NAMESAKE

 

Oh the challenges we face because of our faith in Jesus Christ. We as people of God know and understanding that not everyone believes in our Lord and Savior. For whatever reason or reasons, they seem to have formed an opinion based on a lack of evidence or facts, or primarily just based on the perception that God truly isn’t who He says He is with all the violence and turmoil going on in the world. Therefore, they have grown to hate our Lord God, Jesus because according to their understanding how could a loving and caring God allow so much trouble, so much anger and deceit to infiltrate our world and not do anything about it. Well, God’s Word teaches us about all the trouble and suffering that’s going on in the world, and it has a lot more to do with disobedience and rebellion that just the anger and frustration most would care to believe. But faithfully, God warns us that the world hated Him before they hated us. So when we are faced with the challenges of being ridiculed and even punished for our faith, we are to trust in Him because it’s not us whom those that persecute us are directing their anger and hatred at-it’s our Lord. Because we carry the Name of Jesus Christ on our hearts and live a Christian life we are hated and persecuted against all the day long. But God comforts us in knowing that He understands our persecutions and that we should not allow the effects of those persecutions and slanderous comments get to us because He has overcome the world. Reading His Word tells us all that we need to know regarding the dislikes of those who are against Him and protects us from this behavior by His Holy Spirit. If they hated him surely because of our faith and loyalty to Him they will hate us also. But we shall stand and persevere as He did, and continue to love our brothers, love our enemies because our Lord and Savior never for once blinked an eye to retaliation or revenge. He just continued to love and have compassion on those that didn’t know Him or never understood life as a creation of the Most High God. Stay strong and obedient to His Word no matter what your face throughout your day.

“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.”  –  1 John 4:4

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Today, I Will Trust God To . . . .

Posted by Men of Redemption on January 16, 2017

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 . . . . Strengthen Me to Persevere

Lord God, I pray this day, that as I worship you and live for you with my life, that you would strengthen me to fight through the frustrations, the trials and confusions that I face daily; that you, Father God, fill me with your Holy Spirit so that I might rise up with courage and stand; and when I’ve done all that I can do I will still stand because it will be you who keeps upright, sustains me to make it through life. Let my mind be stayed on you O God that everything I face this day will be met with the challenge of faith and perseverance to withstand the fiery persuasions of man and those that rise up against me. Let it be you Father God that goes before me, that I might follow you in victory.  

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My Daily Devotion

Posted by Men of Redemption on December 14, 2016

DevotionsToday’s Reading: James  5:7-12 . . . .

“Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, waiting patiently for it until it receives the early and latter rain. You also be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand. Do not grumble against one another, brethren, lest you be condemned. Behold, the Judge is standing at the door! My brethren, take the prophets, who spoke in the name of the Lord, as an example of suffering and patience. Indeed we count them blessed who endure. You have heard of the perseverance of Job and seen the end intended by the Lord—that the Lord is very compassionate and merciful. But above all, my brethren, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or with any other oath. But let your “Yes” be “Yes,” and your “No,” “No,” lest you fall into judgment.

The Lord God is compassionate and merciful to the patient and those who persevere.

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Today, I Will Trust God To . . . .

Posted by Men of Redemption on December 12, 2016

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 . . . to Be An Encourager to Those Who Lack Persistence

Father God, I pray this day that by your Holy Spirit who empowers me that I become an encourager to those who need it; that I may help bridge the gap of low self-esteem and influence those who are weak in perseverance. Help me become strong in my own life that others may see your strength in me and pursue you with whole hearts and mind that they would desire you, desire your strength and your Holy Spirit, and be able to move forward with doubt or distraction. I pray that by my submission to your guidance and leading that others will see you working in me and desire the same, in Jesus’ Name!

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Read Your Word This Morning?

Posted by Men of Redemption on November 16, 2016

Breakfast of ChampionsHow do you look at Adversity when you see it as you’re reading God’s Word? Many of us see adversity as a hindrance to our progress, and we tend to stop and be affected by its interruption. We will complain or wonder why is this happening to me, at this particular time, during this particular moment. But what I’ve come to understand is that adversity can be one of two things: it can be a Burden or it can be a Bridge. Although we face many obstacles, many interruptions in our lives, God assures us that these interferences happen for a reason or reasons. If we choose to see them as a burden, then our reactions will be displayed through frustration, anger, or disappointment. If we choose to see them as a bridge, we see that they are there to strengthen us and prepare us for something bigger and better as we learn from these challenges. God wants us to learn and appreciate interruptions because there’s a lesson or message He’s trying to get us to understand as we go through life. But if we’re always complaining or being frustrated because something is happening to us, maybe, just maybe we’re missing exactly what God wants us to learn or hear from Him. We have to learn to endure, to persevere through the circumstances of our lives, and God will help us to do exactly that.

“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.” 

– 2 Corinthians 4:7-15

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