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Today, I Will Trust God To . . . .

Posted by Men of Redemption on August 10, 2017

 

 

.  .  .  TO HELP ME BECOME LIFE GIVING BY THE WORDS THAT I SPEAK.

For this day, Lord God, I pray and ask that you heavenly Father strengthen me to speak with the wisdom and grace of your Word so that others will see You O God in me and not myself; that encouragement and edification would be received and understood by those whom I speak them to. Instill in me Lord God, a peaceful and contrite spirit, where love, joy, longsuffering and kindness rests upon the walls of my heart; Teach Heavenly Father how to know humility, to love one another as you have loved and continue to love me. Let your peace reign within me that what comes out of me will bring hope and lead them to you O God.

“The words of a man’s mouth are deep waters; The wellspring of wisdom is a flowing brook.”  –  Proverbs 18:4

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RECOVERY QUOTE OF THE DAY!

Posted by Men of Redemption on July 5, 2017

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Read Your Word This Morning?

Posted by Men of Redemption on December 13, 2016

Breakfast of ChampionsReading God’s Word will build wisdom and understanding in our lives as we commit to daily reading, being guided by His Holy Spirit. This brings comfort to our hearts knowing that His Word is living and breathing inside of us. When we share that Word it gives life to others should they receive that Word. But we have to understand that not everyone is receptive to receiving God’s Word. Regardless of their reasoning, we need to know that the hearts of many have been persuaded by the world’s influence of “self” that no one can tell them anything about what God says or His Word. Remember something, God’s own people, Israel, had that same mentality when they crossed over the Red Sea and began the wilderness journey. They’re journey was to get to the Promised Land which was only supposed to take 11 days but took 40 years. Why? Because once they crossed the Red Sea, they wanted what was promised to them immediately, not in 11 days let alone 40 years. Moses tried to share what thus saith the Lord but they were so focused on getting to where they were going that they didn’t stop to receive God’s instruction, His Word, along the way. Thus, the Israelites continued in their own wayward living and disregarded God’s instruction for preparation to enter the Promised Land. We still have people like the Israelites walking through life today, and they still have that same mentality. So what do we do to get the Word out? We live out loud. If they won’t receive His Word verbally, let your life, your actions, your countenance amplify the character and grace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and what He has done in your life. I heard a pastor say this years ago . . . .

“Stop walking so loud I can’t hear what you’re saying!”

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My Daily Devotion

Posted by Men of Redemption on July 21, 2016

Devotions“Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, to the mountain which Jesus had appointed for them. When they saw Him, they worshiped Him; but some doubted. And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.  –   MATTHEW  28:16-20         

Today’s Point of Focus:

As the people of God, he commands us to share the Gospel everywhere we go.

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My Daily Devotion

Posted by Men of Redemption on May 20, 2016

Devotions“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.”   –   1  JOHN  5:6-13

Today’s Point of Focus:

We are witnesses to the truth, so proclaim it in our lives daily with the boldness of Faith.

 

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Read Your Word This Morning?

Posted by Men of Redemption on May 13, 2016

Breakfast of ChampionsWhen reading the Word of God, do you ever wonder about when you read one of His commands and that command instructs you to go and do something? The Word is filled with hundreds and hundreds of commands that the Lord has specifically for us. Here’s one:

“And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.  –  MATTHEW  28:18-20

When you’re reading your Word, what do you do when you come across such powerful and authoritative words of the Father? Yeah, its reading your Word, but part of reading is understanding and application. Sure, it would be very difficult for a lot of Children of God to do everything we read in His Word, so many commands, so much instruction, but God knows the minds and hearts of His people, and He will equip us understand His Word and apply His Word as you allow His Holy Spirit to lead and direct you. Our minds can’t absorb everything, and God doesn’t put more upon us that we can bear. But He does desires us to take in His Word, His commands, His instructions, and attempt to apply them, first and foremost, to our lives and then share with others. Our witness to others will not be credible unless we experience God’s Word for ourselves in our lives. That’s what reading our Word daily will do for us! Daily, with purpose.

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My Daily Devotion

Posted by Men of Redemption on January 25, 2016

Devotions“There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. This man came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all through him might believe. He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.  That was the true Light which gives light to every man coming into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him. He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him. But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.”  

–   JOHN   1:6-13 

Today’s Point of Focus: Always know who is the true light of the world, Jesus Christ!  

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A Writer’s Thoughts . . . .

Posted by Men of Redemption on October 20, 2015

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On Letting Your Light Shine . . . .

Every Christian wants everybody to see them in a positive light always. We want to be seen praying for others; we want to be seen encouraging those who need help in understanding; and we want the affirmation that we are doing what God wants us to do. Yeah, I get that. I wish that was true for all of us Christians, but in reality it truly isn’t. Letting our light shine is one of the most difficult challenges we face as children of God because I’m finding that too many of us are still living with one foot “in the world” and the other foot in the church. It’s hard to distinguish if we are a Christian serving God and others or are we just plain hypocritical and self-serving. Is it the affirmation we’re looking for? Is it the “church by association” mentality we like others to see? Or is it our position or title in a certain denomination that makes us feel important? It could be all of the above, but we’re missing the point about our light shinning. This is what Matthew 5:16 says . . . .

“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.”

I believe letting our light shine is indicating here that as children of God, we are to allow the character of Christ, His attributes and how we live our lives be exemplified in our character and integrity. It’s not about what deeds or performances you display for notoriety and affirmation. It’s about letting the transformation of your life from what you used to be to how God has healed and blessed you to live a life saved by grace through faith. Helping others, caring for others, being involved in ministry work and displaying the fruits of the Spirit are the results of letting our light shine. When these results are evident, others will see God in what we’re doing and how we’re living daily, and that will inspire others to glorify God because of His goodness and mercy. We can’t fake transformation because it involves a heart change. People will know us by the fruits we bare.

These are just some thoughts of a writer with a concern for Holy and Spiritual things. I’m just saying . . . .

 

 

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His Word For Me This Day Through My . . . .

Posted by Men of Redemption on February 25, 2015

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BY FAITH 

By faith Abel offered to God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, through which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts; and through it he being dead still speaks. By faith Enoch was taken away so that he did not see death, “and was not found, because God had taken him”; for before he was taken he had this testimony, that he pleased God. But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. By faith Noah, being divinely warned of things not yet seen, moved with godly fear, prepared an ark for the saving of his household, by which he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness which is according to faith. By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to the place which he would receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going. By faith he dwelt in the land of promise as in a foreign country, dwelling in tents with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise; for he waited for the city which has foundations, whose builder and maker is God. By faith Sarah herself also received strength to conceive seed, and she bore a child when she was past the age,because she judged Him faithful who had promised. Therefore from one man, and him as good as dead, were born as many as the stars of the sky in multitude—innumerable as the sand which is by the seashore.”  –  HEBREWS 11:4-12

All of the characters listed above knew that in order to please the Father, they had to have some kind of faith, believing and trusted faith that whatever would come they knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that God would come through for them. Even though they never physically seen all that they hope for, had faith for, they trusted God that it would come to pass. How can we please God if we don’t exercise our faith? Faith is key in anything we do in this life because nothing is guaranteed to us in this life except eternal life. So while we live this thing called life, let’s put our trust, our faith and our belief in The One who assures us that anything we do can and will be directed by our heavenly Father, the Lord Jesus Christ.

 

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His Word For Me Today Through Our . . . .

Posted by Men of Redemption on January 8, 2015

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“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.”  –  1 JOHN 5:6-13

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