Passage: Ps [13:5-6] - I trust your love, and I feel like celebrating because you have rescued me. You have been good to me Lord and I will sing about you.
Point: The Lord is good to us all the time!!
Practice: When our hearts trust in the love of God we can sing to the Lord. The Lord has rescued us, let us not be shackled and burdened by our situation and circumstances. Let us be mindful of God’s unfailing love and let our hearts rejoice in the salvation of God for He is good to us. Let us put our trust in the unfailing love of God! Let our hearts sing in appreciation of God’s salvation for our souls. God has been Good to us!
Prayer: Heavenly Father thank you for your unfailing love and for rescuing our souls. We enter your courts with thanksgiving this morning O Lord. We thank you for each and everything you carried us through in this life. We only have you in heaven and we bless your holy name. Thank you for your word that is eternal in heaven and that still changes lives today. We stand on your word O Lord today and trust in you. Lead us in the path of righteousness O Lord. We glorify your holy name; we exalt you this morning; name above all name only you are worthy of all the praise. - in Jesus name – Amen
When I was helpless, he saved me. Psa 116:6
As youngsters, we neighborhood kids would play street football. The minute we got home from school we'd drop the books and hit the pavement. The kid across the street had a dad with a great arm and a strong addiction to football. As soon as he'd pull in the driveway from work we'd start yelling for him to come and play ball. He couldn't resist. Out of fairness he'd always ask, "Which team is losing?" Then he would join that team, which often seemed to be mine.
His appearance in the huddle changed the whole ball game. He was confident, strong, and most of all, he had a plan. We'd circle around him, and he'd look at us and say, "OK boys, here is what we are going to do." The other side was groaning before we left the huddle. You see, we not only had a new plan, we had a new leader.
He brought new life to our team. God does precisely the same. We didn't need a new play; we needed a new plan. We didn't need to trade positions; we needed a new player. That player is Jesus Christ, God's firstborn Son.
In the Grip of Grace (by: Max Lucado)
Let all that I am wait quietly before God, for my hope is in him. He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress where I will not be shaken. My victory and honor come from God alone. He is my refuge, a rock where no enemy can reach me. O my people, trust in him at all times. Pour out your heart to him, for God is our refuge. Psalm 62:5-8 NLT
Walk through my house, & take away all my worries, any illnesses, depression, sadness, or evil spirit. Please watch over & heal my family & friends. Bring quiet & peace where there is chaos, bring light into the darkness & fill our hearts with your love.
In the name of Jesus Christ, God's only Son,
Great things are not done by impulse but by a series of small things put together.
He will keep his agreement of love for a thousand lifetimes for people who love him and obey his commands. Deu 7:9
We are God's idea. We are his. His face. His eyes. His hands. His touch. We are him. Look deeply into the face of every human being on earth, and you will see his likeness. Though some appear to be distant relatives, they are not. God has no cousins, only children.
We are incredibly, the body of Christ. And though we may not act like our Father, there is no greater truth than this: We are his. Unalterably. He loves us. Undyingly. Nothing can separate us from the love of Christ (see Rom 8:38-39 ).
A Gentle Thunder (by: Max Lucado)
Isaiah 1:10 Listen to what the Lord is saying to you. Pay attention to what our God is teaching you.
- It is vital that we pay attention to what God is saying to us.
- God often uses our situations and circumstances to speak to us.
- We need to be sensitive to His leading in our lives.
- Then we can respond and obey what He tells us to do.
PRAYER: Lord, it is my desire to follow and do what You want me to do. Help me to learn as You teach me and help me to follow You. Amen.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Pastor Andrew & Vanessa Roebert
ALIVE TO GOD
P O Box 32190, Glenstantia, Pretoria, 0010, South Africa
"If you would win a man to your cause, first convince him that you are his sincere friend."
~ Abraham Lincoln
"What chance gathers she easily scatters. A great person attracts great people and knows how to hold them together." ~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
"People are generally better persuaded by the reasons which they have themselves discovered than by those which have come in to the mind of others." ~ Blaise Pascal
"People want to be part of something larger than themselves. They want to be part of something they're really proud of, that they'll fight for, sacrifice for, that they trust." ~ Howard Schultz, Starbucks
Jesus always had a way of putting things that turned things around. Today's verse is but one of many examples. The natural and understandable thing for us to do when confronting an enemy is to fight fire with fire. But in so doing we actually become the same as our enemy.
This was the dilemma confronting Batman when he held the Joker dangling on a rope at death's door. All Batman had to do was drop him — and the evil would end. Or would it?
Letting go of the rope would surely put an end to the Joker, but it would also put an end to Batman — for it would have been the worst for him...not the best.
Maybe you have a few jokers in your life — at home, on the job, in the church, on the team, in your class, or in your circle of friends. When their cackles send shivers up your spine, and their mockery stirs your blood — turn your eyes upon Jesus.
Ask Him to fill you with His spirit, and to make Himself known in you and through you during those stressful moments. Let your enemies bring out the best in you, by showing them Jesus instead of yourself