Sunday, May 22, 2022

Sunday's Thought!

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"Smoky Morning in Cascades"
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Peace-A Weapon Against Satan
TGIF Today God Is First Volume 1 by Os Hillman

"Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, 
I will fear no evil: for Thou art with me." - Psalm 23:4a KJV

In the battles of the workplace, your peace is actually a weapon. The workplace creates many opportunities to rob us of our peace. Cash flow concerns, deadlines, relationships - all create stress on us. Your confidence in the God of peace declares that you are not falling for the lies of the devil. You see the first step toward having spiritual authority over the adversary is having peace in spite of our circumstances. When Jesus confronted the devil, he did not confront satan with His emotions or in fear. Knowing that the devil was a liar, He simply refused to be influenced by any voice other than God's. His peace overwhelmed satan; His authority then shattered the lie, which sent demons fleeing.

There is a place of walking with God where you simply fear no evil. David faced a lion, a bear, and a giant. In this Psalm he stood in the "shadow of death" itself, yet he "feared no evil." David's trust was in the Lord. He said, "...for Thou art with me." Because God is with you, every adversity you face will unfold in victory as you maintain your faith in God! David continued, "You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies" (Ps. 23:5a). The battle you are in will soon become a meal for you, an experience that will nourish and build you up spiritually. Only God's peace will quell your fleshly reactions in battle.

The source of God's peace is God Himself. If fear has been knocking at your door, begin to face that fear with God's peace. It is God's secret weapon to destroy fear.

Devotion used by written permission of TGIF Today God is First, Marketplace Leaders.

To place your trust in God, and learn more about God's Plan of Salvation and repentance, please visit Peace With God!

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Wednesday's Words! Encouragement from God's Word


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(C) 2022, Allen Pearson Photography

"This is what the Lord
says to you:
Do not be afraid or discouraged
because of this mighty army,
for the battle is not yours,
but God’s."

- 2 Chronicles 20:15

Sunday, May 15, 2022

Sunday's Thought!

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"Spring in the Forest"
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Are You Reading the Warning Signs?
by Adrian Rogers, Love Worth Finding

They will put you out of the synagogues; yes, the time is coming that whoever 
kills you will think that he offers God service…. These things I have spoken to you, 
that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; 
but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.
 - John 16:2, 33

Andrew Murray said, “God is willing to assume full responsibility for the life totally yielded to Him.” In this world, we are going to encounter tribulation. Are you aware it’s growing more, not less, intense? Where is Jesus? Jesus has overcome the world. That’s what He’s telling you and me.

The spiritual barometer is falling, and all of us who can read the signs of the times know a storm is gathering. The Bible tells us that. But soon our Lord, who has been on the mountain of His glory praying for us, is going to rise from His throne. And then, walking on the water will be child’s play. No water this time. He’ll come stepping on the clouds! He will come in His glory. And those of us who are here on the sea of time will be on the shores of eternity in an instant when He comes. Won’t that be a day?

The storm ceased when they received Him into the boat. Have you received Him? Have you trusted Him?

For more from Love Worth Finding and Pastor Adrian Rogers and to learn about salvation, please visit Love Worth Finding - Assurance of Salvation.

Devotion used by written permission of Love Worth Finding.