🔥ANCIENT WORDS DEVOTION🔥
Thursday, May 24, 2018
📜2 Corinthians 1:3,4 “Let us give thanks to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the merciful Father, the God from whom all help comes! He helps us in all our troubles, so that we are able to help others who have all kinds of troubles, using the same help that we ourselves have received from God.” GNT
💭Let your TBT (Throw Back Thursday) for today be all the troubles that God has delivered you from. There was a time you had an ‘impossible’ situation and the God of all possibilities came through for you. “…with God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26
⏭Don’t stop at that. Use these experiences as tools for helping others that are experiencing similar troubles. Let the Light of God in you shine by glorifying Him (giving Him the glory for the deliverance you received) by sharing your testimony, so that they too can glorify your Father. “Matthew 5:16”
😨Having the problem was a headache;
🙂Getting your problem solved is a relief;
😇Helping someone solve their problem will be glorious.
📝Therefore take notes as the Lord delivers you. Each step is crucial; not only for you but also for those you are called to.
💡 In the morning, the issue was a problem. At noon it is a problem solved. In the evening you become a problem solver.©αnneobure
🙏🏾Father, over and over You have bailed me out. Today I ask You to remind me of all the successes I have had in You so that I may encourage others. Thank You for Your Word, in Jesus Name and by the Power of the Holy Spirit, Amen.
A Perfect Match!
A Magnetic Effect!
It all began when I surrendered my heart to God (Proverbs 23:6). My heart stopped trusting in itself and began to trust in God (Proverbs 3:5) thus plucking out fear and troubles (John 14:27) since it was now being guarded by the peace of God (Philippians 4:7). Like a magnet, my heart began to derive its strength from God and not flesh (Psalms 73:26) through tests and exams set by the Lord (Psalms 26:2). This process involved breaking it, with the intention of drawing it closer to God (Psalms 34:18).
The final result is a pure heart (Psalms 51:10); a blessed heart (Matthew 5:8); a heart not trusting in an idol or swearing by a false god (Psalms 24:4); a heart whose meditation pleases God (Psalms 19:14) by having all its desires in line with God’s delight (Psalms 37:4) through following after the treasures of heaven (Matthew 6:21) and is forever wholly giving thanks unto the Lord and telling of His wonderful deeds (Psalms 9:1).
Action Plan: Guard your heart above all else, for it is the source of life. (Proverbs 4:23)
Prayer: Father, our hearts intentionally choose to trust wholly in You. We surrender all our heart’s desires, plans, thoughts and everything within us to Your Lordship, that you may guide us, guard us, strengthen us, break us. Lead our desires to be in line with Your delight that we may follow after heavenly treasures, daily meditating on Your Word. May our hearts respond to You as metal is to magnet. We therefore pluck our hearts from our own control as the magnetic effect takes place. Ours is to thank You for all that You have already done as we tell of Your wonderful deeds to the ends of the earth. Lots of love coming from our hearts to You in the Mighty Name of Jesus Christ, Amen.