Month: May 2019

In My Heart, I Know My Savior Lives

Spirit Moments

As a little boy, I used to pray for God to make me Superboy. I remember praying for this fervently every night when I said my prayers before going to bed. And I believed God would do it for me. Of course, I never got to fly; although I have recurring dreams of flying. I never acquired any of Superboy’s powers. But several years later, sometime during my career with a pharma company, I had just finished making a presentation and facilitating the discussions that followed. During the break, I overheard a colleague who did not particularly like me say to the others: “Superboy is at it again.”  She said it of course reeking with sarcasm but I had to smile because the remark had me remembering my prayer as a child. God did deliver, although in a totally different manner. I had a smug feeling that the monicker my…

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May 16 Temptation

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scripture reading:Matthew 4:1–11
key verse:Matthew 4:10

Jesus said to him, “Away with you, Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only you shall serve.’”

If temptation does not come from God, what is its source? Temptation is a tool of Satan. He enticed Eve in the Garden of Eden and continues his incessant seduction.

Satan is your adversary. He desires to disable your spiritual service, distract your spiritual attention, and disrupt your spiritual relationship with the Father. Since he cannot affect your eternal destiny, he seeks to disable you emotionally, short–circuiting your joy and testimony.

The world system is also a source of temptation. The world system is the prevailing philosophy of the age, devoid of God’s wisdom. A quick look at the arts, entertainment, and education reveals an underlying value system ruled by ungodly appetites and reasoning, not God. The…

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Surgery For Healing


“Come, and let us return unto the Lord: for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up” Hosea 6:1

It is the Lord’s way to tear before He heals. This is the honest love of His heart, and the sure surgery of His hand. He also bruises before He binds up, or else it would be uncertain work. The law comes before the gospel; the sense of need before the supply of it. Is the reader now under the convincing, crushing hand of the Spirit? Has he received the spirit of bondage again to fear? This is a salutary preliminary to real gospel healing and binding up.

Do not despair, dear heart, but come to the Lord with all thy jagged wounds, black bruises, and running sores. He alone can heal, and He delights to do it. It is our Lord’s…

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A Farewell


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In Acts 20 Paul travels around some more, and is heading towards Jerusalem, but on his way he meets with the Ephesus elders one last time to talk to them and encourage them.  He knows that God’s plan for him will not bring him back to Ephesus and that he would never see them again. He had spent three years with them and knew that they would be a strong pillar in the growing Church and he wanted to make sure that they would be okay.  The Church had come under attack from the Jewish communities and from the government many times during Paul’s ministry and he knew that would continue, so he wanted to prepare them. He knew that those who would come after and try to lead them astray would try to attack him personally in order to get the Christians at Ephesus to doubt him…

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Above all else, guard?your heart,????for everything you do flows from it. Proverbs 4:23 NIV Hi everybody! Welcome to My Jesus is Amazing (My J.I.A) I hope that you are aaalll doing fantastic. Am also well thanks to King…

Let’s share the Good News …

Learning From God's Word


1:1-2:17 – ‘Jesus Christ’ died ‘for our sins’. This is Good News. It is not to be kept to ourselves – He died ‘for the sins of the whole world’. We have ‘fellowship with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ’. ‘We have fellowship with one another’. These blessings are not to be kept to ourselves. We must share the Good News – ‘the blood of Jesus, God’s Son, cleanses us from all sin’. We must seek to bring others into ‘fellowship’ – not only ‘with us’ but, ‘with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ’ (2:1-2; 1:3,7). We are called to a life of obedience – ‘he who does the will of God lives for ever’. This obedience comes from our experience of God’s love. ‘The love of the Father’ leads to ‘love for the Father’: ‘We love’ God ‘because He first loved us’ (15-17…

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Gathering Gladness

My Way Home

Don’t you love it when a gem of a Bible verse catches your eye, glinting from the pages of your Bible like a found treasure?

This one caught my eye the other day, and I paused to meditate on it for a bit.

Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart. – Psalm 97:11

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I imagine that God is the sower, planting seeds of light and gladness in the fields of our lives, that we might harvest them in due time – if we are walking uprightly with him.

I know also, my God, that thou triest the heart, and hast pleasure in uprightness. As for me, in the uprightness of mine heart I have willingly offered all these things: and now have I seen with joy thy people, which are present here, to offer willingly unto thee. – I Chronicles 29:17

At the right time…

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