Category Archives: Living my own life 1 day at a time

Show Mercy

Mercy “me”

James 2: 13 PHILLIPS “Anyway, you should speak and act as men who will be judged by the law of freedom.  The man who makes no allowances for others will find none made for him.  I am still true that “mercy smiles in the face of judgment.”

Showing mercy towards one another is probably one of the major factors in today life.  I have come to realize that many people are judgmental and have no consideration or mercy for their fellow man or woman.  Something happened a couple of days ago and it made me realize people don’t have mercy.

Look at Matthew chapter 5 verse 7 TLB “Happy are the kind and merciful, for they shall be shown mercy.”  It is clear that the Lord God wants each one of us to be kind and merciful.  We should strive to be kinder to each other and show mercy before we start judging people.  We all know that the world we are living in is broken and God expect us to be merciful towards each other.

What a mighty God we serve, our God is so rich in mercy, and His love for us extended far beyond what we could every realize.  Yes, we were dead and doomed to our spiritual death of our sins that God gave us back our lives through the Lord Jesus Christ who was raised from the dead – only by his undeserved favor have we ever been saved. (Ephesians 2: 4-5)

Prayer

Abba Father, LORD GOD, thank You for this lesson we are able to learn, open our hearts, souls and minds to receive Your word on Mercy today.  Help us to extend mercy toward family, friend and whoever we meet.  In the precious name of the Lord JESUS Christ, Amen

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An Answer to Prayer

Psalm 5: 3 ICB “Lord, every morning you hear my voice.  Every morning, I tell you what I need.  And I wait for your answer.”

Psalm 27: 4-6 ESV “One thing have I asked of the LORD, that will I seek after that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to inquire in his temple.  For he will hide me in his shelter in the day of trouble; he will conceal me under the cover of his tent; he will lift me high upon a rock.  And now my head shall be lifted up above my enemies all around me, and I will offer in his tent sacrifices with shouts of joy; I will sing and make melody to the LORD.

When you wake up in the morning, is the LORD on your mind first thing?  I wake up and normally say “Thank You, LORD, for another day.”  Some day are difficult and I feel glum but most day’s I am grateful for the new day.

Are you facing a difficult time in your own life? Do you feel alone and without hope?  Do your finances seem impossible, bills to pay and not enough money to cover the costs?  Is your job on the line?  Are you feeling sick and all alone, it seems that no one really cares these days?

Today let me encourage you, God is able to answer each and every prayer of yours.  He is listening and if you want you are able to call out to Him and He will help you.  Yes, we are living in trying times and it seems that the whole world has lost it mind.  God gave us a sound mind, we know He is there for us.

Wait patiently for an answer and do not stop, keep on asking and keep on knocking God is there.  He will answer you, while you are standing in the passage and all the doors are closed start to praise Him.  Pray Psalm 27: 4-6 and see how miracles will come your way.

Prayer

O LORD, today, please let Your ear hear my prayers, please will You hear the calling of Your servant, I fear and honor Your name, please LORD God let Your servant prosper today.  In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, Amen

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Do you love Jesus?

John 14: 23 – 24 AMP Jesus answered:  “If anyone [really] loves Me, he will keep My word (teaching); and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our dwelling place with him.  One who does not [really] love Me does not keep My words.  And the word (teaching) which you hear is not Mine, but is the Father’s who sent me.”

Where do you find yourself right now on your journey?  Are you in a serious relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth?  Can you honestly say that you spend as much time in The Bible as you want?  Do you make the time to study God’s Word and meditate on the scriptures night and day?

You see Jesus is speaking to you and me today He is saying “Yvette, do you really love Me?  Are you keeping my word (teaching)?”  I am doing the best I can I believe that I spend a lot of time reading Gods word and I study it as best I can.  I believe God is making his dwelling place with me.

Can you say the same?  Are you open to receiving the Lord God into your life?  Do you want to have a truly wonderful relationship with God?  We can only experience this by receiving the Lord Jesus Christ as our savior.  After this, we will receive the Holy Spirit and the LORD will come and take up residence in our lives.

Prayer

O Lord Jesus, I believe You died for me and that Your lifeblood paid for my sins.  Please, Lord Jesus, forgive me for my sins.  I want You to be my Lord.  Thank You, Lord Jesus, for dying for me, forgiving my sin and also for the gift of eternal life.  Today I turn away from my sin and I accept and acknowledge You as my Lord and Saviour.  Please, Lord Jesus, guide me in Your ways.  Amen

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#Righteousness

Romans 1: 17 NIV “For in the gospel a righteousness from God is revealed, a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: “The righteous will live by faith.””

How do you understand “Righteousness?”  I think this is being “holy before God” or “in right standing with God.”  How do we receive our “righteousness?”  I believe that the only way we are able to receive our “righteousness” is through faith.  Without faith nothing is possible.  You have to believe in the Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth.  I like The Message, it says: “Once you’re convinced that he is right and righteous, you’ll recognize that all who practice righteousness are God’s true children.”

In other words, without Christ Jesus, we are unable to come into a relationship with the “Living God.”  It must be your desire to be right with God and to live as for God.  I believe that it is the only way to live in any case.

For myself, it is my heart’s desire to get to know God and the Son, Jesus Christ of Nazareth.  I want to live a full and abundant like.  I don’t think that it would be possible to live my life any other way.

Without being made right with the Lord Jesus Christ, there is no way you are able to get into heaven.  Absolutely not.  Because “I am the righteousness of God through Christ Jesus.”

Prayer

Father God we embrace the Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth and we want to live our lives righteous before You.  We know that You want us to be holy because You are Holy.  We also know that You loved us so much that we are able to be called Your children through the Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth.  We love You and worship You.  Amen

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Whatever is pure?

 

Philippians 4: 9 ESV “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.”

When you wake up in the morning there are more than enough thoughts going through your mind.  My question to you is what are you thinking about?  Do you think about finances two to three times a day?  Do you think about a job you don’t have three to four times a day?

The thought you keep bringing into your mind is what you are focussing on and that is what is occupying your mind.  The Apostel Paul reminds us in Philippians chapter 4 verse 9 to think of something pure, lovely and something commendable.  Something excellent and worthy of praise.

Being someone that struggles with negative thoughts it takes me a couple of hours to get my thoughts in order.  I need to stay focused and practice thinking of things that are pure, focusing on what is good and not taking note of any bad or ugly thoughts.

Prayer

Heavenly Father, Lord please help me to stay focused and concentrate on thoughts that are pure, thinking on whatever is good and whatever is excellent.  I pray asking for help in Jesus Christ name.  Amen

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Obedience

 

Acts 4: 19 NIV “But Peter and John replied, “Judge for yourselves whether it is right in God’s sight to obey you rather than God.”

How do you and I become obedient to the Lord God?  It is clear that when you love and know the Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth and understand what He has done for you; it will be so easy to obey God.

Peter and John healed a man who was in his late forties and they healed this man in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth.  They obeyed the Lord and the Sanhedrin wanted to prohibit them from speaking in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth.

We see Peter is filled with the Holy Spirit and tells them “If we are being called to account today for an act of kindness shown to a cripple and are asked how he was healed, then know this, you and all the people of Israel:  It is by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified but whom God raised from the dead, that this man stands before you healed.”

Staying true to God is so important, we draw near to Him every day.  In obedience, I challenge you today, keep the Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth in your heart.  Let us become more and more like Jesus so that we are able to heal the sick and bring the Good News to the World today.

Prayer

Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth, I humbly come into Your presence today praying that I too will be obedient to You and that I will bring the Good news to the people.  Holy Spirit renews my mind and help me to stay obedient in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth.  Amen

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#Mustard #Seed #Faith

Matthew 17: 20 NIV “He replied, “Because you have so little faith, I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, “move from here to there” and it will move.  Nothing will be impossible for you.”

Have you actually seen how small a mustard seed is?  Seriously, it is rather small but that same seed yields the most beautiful huge tree.  I have a question I want to ask you, please think about it seriously and see if you agree with me.  If you and I have faith as small as a mustard seed, why then aren’t all our prayers heard?

Do you think it is because our faith does not align with that of God and that we don’t really believe God is able to do what He says He can do? Or are we trying to make things happen on our own ability, you know praying God do this and then going through a lot of trouble to see what we can do in the meantime?

Where is our confidence?  In ourselves and our ability or that of God and His ability?  I wonder whether I am really and truly surrendered to the Lord God in such a way that He is able to take over and do what needs to be done.  Have I truly surrender every thought and deed into the Lords Hands?

Prayer

Heavenly Father, Luke Chapter One verse thirty-seven says “For nothing is impossible with God.” Lord as a Christian I come into Your presence today, I pray Lord for the needy and I pray for the sick.  I also pray for each and every one of us seeking You.  Lord in our unbelieve we draw near to You.  My prayer today is that I truly will draw near to You and that I will actually have faith as small as a mustard seed and I ask that You Holy Spirit will ignite the growing power in my soul and heart and mind.  This I pray in the Holy Name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth.  Amen

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