And having chosen them, He called them to come to Him. And having called them, He gave them right standing with Himself. And having given them right standing, He gave them His glory. What shall we say about such wonderful things as these? If God is for us, who can ever be against us? Romans 8:30-31 (NLT)
In your childhood memories were you ever the unwanted and last one chosen when teams were picked to play some athletic game? Were you uninvited and left out of some big event or overlooked for a that promotion you worked so hard for? What a comfort to read in these verses that God has chosen you and called you to come to Him. He also frees us from all wrongs, sorrows and sins to be able to stand close to Him in His righteousness. And, having given us His right standing, our God goes on to declare that He extends to us His glory; the joy of knowing His favor, goodness and presence with us in the blessings as well as all the hard times. Lord, Jesus, touch each of the wounded places and sorrows of our lives with the power of your unconditional love to know that we have been chosen and called to stand in your righteousness and glorious grace. Our God is for us! Selah, amen.
But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should show forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light; 1 Peter 2:9 (NKJV)
Have you ever felt like a misfit, too different or unacceptable to others around you; amongst your friends, at work or in your family? Sometimes it can be so hard to handle those inner voices that say, “You don’t fit”, ” Not good enough”, or “Never going to make it”. What an encouragement to find in this scripture what God has to say about you. You are a chosen one! You are a part of the elite inner circle with access to God; a Holy nation! And, you are part of a distinctive people that have accepted God’s invitation to come out of the dark painful, depressing and hopeless places into the marvelous light of His love! So lift your heart, your hands and your voice to praise the Lord because you are a chosen, special one with the opportunity to display His goodness and glory to all those around you in this world! Thank You, Lord!
This is the cry of my heart to the LORD. I’m asking the LORD to put His marvelous LOVE on display for all to see. Liberate all those who are longing for shelter. Place us beside Himself, safely away from our enemies and ever welcome us by His Grace.
There are so many things going on in this world right now and if you will just take one moment to ask the Lord to put His marvelous LOVE on display for all to see. Wow, can you even imagine it? Everyone in the entire world seeing His marvelous LOVE on display at the same time?
The Word of God says in Matthew 18:19 (KJV) 19 Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.
In other words – If we all stop for one moment and ask the Lord Psalm 17:7 at one time – He will do it. We will all see His Marvelous LOVE on display at the same time. He will liberate those who long for shelter, set them beside Himself away from their enemies and we will be ever welcomed by Grace.
Come on Let’s do it. Abba we come before You – right now, two or thee, or four, five or six, however many that there are on this web that will agree LORD – we agree and thus ask YOU in Jesus name: 7 Put Your marvelous love on display for all to see. Liberator of those who long for shelter beside You, set them safely away from their enemies, ever welcomed by grace.
We cry out to You today and trust You in JESUS Name.
“Do not call to mind the former things, or ponder things of the past. “Behold, I will do something new, now it will spring forth; will you not be aware of it? I will even make a roadway in the wilderness, rivers in the desert. Isaiah 43:18-19 (NASB)
Have you ever watched high flying acrobats swinging back and forth in a circus? It is so breathtaking to watch them release one swing in order to fly toward the next swing and safety. It seems in these verses that God is telling us that we must let go of the former and past things we are clinging to, so we can be free to reach for the new things He is preparing for us that we can’t even see yet! He is able to do sudden things like showing us the way when we feel lost and to even provide what we need in desperate places. Lord, help us let go of anything we are holding on to that keeps us from reaching for the new and blessed things you have prepared for us. Help us to find your roadway in our wilderness and Your river of life in the desert. Yes, Amen.
This is the time to Ask, Declare and Decree that which the LORD lays on your heart. This is the time of Counting the Omer and my personal favorite time of the year – The 50 Days from Passover to Pentecost are very special days to the LORD.
We have Passed Over from eternal death unto eternal life – by the Blood of the Lamb Jesus Christ out of the hand of the enemy. (Quote from Dr. Robert Heidler).
Now, we march on to the Celebration of the Feast of Pentecost. This is the greatest time of Revelation all year long. Don’t miss your moment. This is how we Overcome – Understanding His times and seasons and aligning ourselves with Him and gaining understanding of His set times and cycles. Marching forward.
Over the 50 days from Passover to Pentecost ask the Lord to help you each day to give thanks to Him in a new way for all things great and small. Ask Him to search your heart and show you any hidden thing that needs to be cleansed. Ask Him to lay on your heart new prayers to pray for yourself, your family and others, Nations, City’s States, Territories. Ask Him to reveal Himself to you in a new way. Ask Him to refine you over the next 50 days, to train you just as Jesus did after He arose from the dead and taught the disciples until the day of Pentecost. Ask Him to fill you with Holy Spirit a fresh and yield yourself unto Him. He will lead you and guide you and He as He does – speak those things out loud. Make a verbal offering to the LORD and watch your new path form before you and stay on it.
Pray this with me:
LORD, We come unto You in Jesus name to ask, seek and knock over this 50 days from Passover to Pentecost – This is our offering to YOU. We embrace this season and as we count the Omer each day of the 50. We will ask, seek, knock, declare and decree all that You lay on our heart. Show us clearly LORD.
LORD we will have faith in You and know that as we continue to yield unto You – You are preparing our future. Set coals of fire on our mouths LORD, so that we speak forth only what You lay on our hearts to speak, all of you LORD – none of us.
You lead us and guide us on Your well lit path. We will not turn to the right or the left. May we become Your bright light for this generation and may the future generations yield unto You as You call and equip them to do so. Help us to train them in the way that they should go and LORD please give them ears to hear Your voice. We will do all that You have called us to do and fulfill our destiny In Jesus name Amen.
Jesus… asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?” They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” Matthew 16:13-17 (NIV)
Throughout the last 2000 years the question is still being asked, “Who is Jesus?”. Many are still saying that he was a good man or spiritual teacher, while others say he was a prophet. In these verses Jesus goes on to commend Simon Peter for declaring the truth that He is the Messiah. Jesus acknowledges here in this scripture and many other verses that He is the Son of God and also declares in John 14:6 that He is the Way, the Truth and the Life; that no one comes to the Father accept through Him. We don’t get the option to believe that Jesus is just a good man, a teacher, or one of many prophets. We must face the fact that He is either a liar, a lunatic or the Lord as He says He is. Jesus is still asking each of us the question, “Who do you say that I am?” This Easter morning, do you know Him as the promised Messiah, the risen Lord resurrected from the grave? To all who believe, He is still showing The Way, The Truth, and The Life. He Is Risen, He Is Risen Indeed!
Jesus was the first to Pass Over from death unto life. He was resurrected. He was the greatest expression of God’s love for each of us. He gave His Son Jesus to die on the cross and to be resurrected into eternal life. He is not dead. He is Alive.
The Bible is God’s instruction to us. Have you read the instruction manual lately? It contains His well lit path for your life. If you are walking in dim light or darkness, then you need to read the instruction manual. If you are full of fear rather than faith, then you need to hear God’s voice. His voice is His Son, His voice is His Word, His voice is expressed through His Holy Spirit when the word is read – out loud. Romans 10:17 (VOICE) 17 So faith proceeds from hearing, as we listen to the message about God’s Anointed.
Jesus the Truth – told us the Truth – That eternal life belongs to those who hear His voice and believe in the One who sent Him, The Eternal ONE, GOD . He said that those who do this have no reason to fear judgment because they have already left death and entered life.
How are you living? Have you Passed Over from death unto life through receiving Jesus Christ as your LORD? Have you been redeemed by the blood of the lamb out of the hand of the enemy? That’s what Passover is all about. Everyone has their own Salvation experience with Jesus, it is a REAL experience and it is personal.
If you are ready to Pass Over from death unto life. Just lift your hands right where you are and say Jesus, I receive YOU as my LORD. I confess that I am a sinner and ask You to forgive my sins. I receive Your Grace. I receive You, I am a whosoever. I believe Jesus that You are the only begotten Son of the Most High GOD. Jesus Christ – You are my LORD, My Savior, My Healer, My Redeemer, My Everlasting King. Fill me with YOUR Holy Spirit this day. I receive all that You have for me LORD. Thank You for Redeeming me, in Jesus name Amen
Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7 (NLT)
Have you ever wondered how to find peace in the midst of difficult and overwhelming situations? Peace is something money cannot buy, but I am sure there are times we would gladly pay for it if we could. Though not always easy, these two verses show us in a few simple steps God’s pathway to finding His peace. 1) Don’t waste your time worrying. 2) Talk to God about everything. 3) He wants us to bring Him all our needs. 3) Be sure to thank Him for all He does for you. Then we are promised God’s miraculous peace that passes all our understanding; that protects our hearts and minds beyond anything we can imagine as we live in the life that is ours in Jesus. Prayer is just simply talking to God and is the entry way to walking in His path of peace for you today and always.
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1 (KJV)
Have you ever struggled to find faith to guide you in the midst of gripping fearful circumstances? In such times, it is important to be reminded that succumbing to fear instead of believing in faith is a choice. If we put the word fear in this scripture it would read, “Now fear is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen”. How much easier it is to see the foolishness of wasting our time and energy by wallowing in the quicksand of fear that anticipates and expects things we can’t even see yet and have no power to change. We have the option of choosing to focus on faith in our all powerful, Almighty, Heavenly Father that creates worlds out of nothing, is able to move mountains, make rivers in the desert, and brings resurrection life from the dead! Instead of yielding to fear, put your faith in the Lord, Who can create things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen and is more than able to satisfy all your need according to His riches in glory (Phil.4:19).