My Contrition Saturday, Jul 14 2018 

The Scripture for today may be found in the book of Isaiah chapter 6 verses 1 and 2:

Heaven Is God’s Throne

66 Thus says the Lord,

“Heaven is My throne and the earth is My footstool.
Where then is a house you could build for Me?
And where is a place that [a]I may rest?
“For My hand made all these things,
Thus all these things came into being,” declares the Lord.
“But to this one I will look,
To him who is humble and contrite of spirit, and who trembles at My word.

As we come before the LORD this morning let’s be prayerful, mindful, admitting all to Him whatsoever we may find within ourselves to confess. Now at this time, I would caution you against the wiles of the devil for he would seek to convince you that anything you’ve done can’t be all that bad; after all you’re a Christian.

The devil loves to see a Christian fall. He relishes every opportunity to accuse the brethren.

So when you come before the LORD let your attitude be humble. Ask Him to help you to see those things you may have said or done no matter how slight that may have offended a brother or sister. Then go and make amends. Say you are sorry. Ask forgiveness. Show your remorse to them and to God Almighty.

Then when the devil attacks you with regards to it you can tell him, “You are a liar. I trust God’s word which says, “If we confess our sins He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”1 John 1:9

And remember too, Peter’s admonition in 1 Peter 3:8-12

[d]To sum up, all of you be harmonious, sympathetic, brotherly, kindhearted, and humble in spirit; not returning evil for evil or insult for insult, but [e]giving a blessing instead; for you were called for the very purpose that you might inherit a blessing. 10 For,

The one who desires life, to love and see good days,
Must keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit.
11 He must turn away from evil and do good;
He must seek peace and pursue it.
12 For the eyes of the Lord are toward the righteous,
And His ears attend to their prayer,
But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.”

Peace and Prosperity (No Thought of Tomorrow) Friday, Feb 7 2014 

Take no thought for the morrow. Sufficient to the day is the evil thereof,” was Jesus’ way of saying, “Don’t worry. Be happy.”

I pray that you will have peace and grace.

Are you worried?

Did you know that worry is sin? Why would you worry if you believed in an “Almighty”, God?

Phil 4:7 “and the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, shall guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” This is the serenity I speak of, that your heart and your mind are free of needless worry.

3 John 2-4 “Beloved, I pray that in all respects you may prosper and be in good health, just as your soul prospers. For I was very glad when brethren came and bore witness to your truth that is, how you are walking in truth.”

The prosperity, I speak of is a spiritual prosperity. You are truly content. There is no want. All your needs are met. You know the difference between need and want. You practice your faith. Your heart is awakened within you. You suffer no lack for God has provided. You use your God given talents to earn as He intended. You even budget. You are truly blessed. You have benefited from the natural laws of sowing and reaping. You know your source. You live abundantly. You plan knowing that this is not your home. You have been transformed. You are wise seeing blessings heretofore unseen. You keep a gratitude journal. You give of all, your God given talents including time, and money. You are prosperous. You take no thought for tomorrow because your children are clothed in scarlet.

What about wars and rumors of wars?

You may be saying to yourself, “But we have tornadoes, or hurricanes, or earthquakes here.”

The economy is bad.

I’ve been out of a job for a long time.

You’re writing this book about someone else. No, actually, I’m not. I’m writing this book specifically for you. You’re the one God chose to learn the concepts of financial serenity. I didn’t write it for any other purpose but to bring you to the place God wants you to be right now.