Today’s Reading: 2 Chronicles 11-12
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Key Verse: 2 Chronicles 12:14
And he did evil, because he did not prepare his heart to seek the Lord.
There is always a cause for any effect! King Rehoboam would listen to the voice of the Lord and Judah would prosper. But when prosperity and success were granted, he would forsake God’s laws, and very shortly afterward they were in trouble again. It’s not that God moved away; it was the king and other leaders who moved away from God.
The prophet reminded Rehoboam of his sinfulness and again the king and priests humbled themselves before God. Therefore, they escaped destruction. Like Rehoboam, we will inevitably get into trouble when we fail to seek God. When we begin to do our own thing and not God’s, trouble is not far behind! Let us return daily to the Lord, so that the enemy will not prevail.
As our key verse reminds us to prepare our hearts to seek the Lord, so does this daily blog. Let’s stick together on this journey. Please be reminded that anyone can start at any time, and in two years we’ll complete the entire Bible. Amen! Amen! Amen!
PRAYER FOR TODAY:
Lord, by Your Holy Spirit, who lives in every believer in Jesus as Saviour and Lord, keep me in a daily, living relationship with You. Thank You for this fresh Bread to eat every day. In Jesus’ name I praise and worship You! Amen!!!
100 PERSONAL WORDS:
Besides the words written in the photo above, I also found written inside the front cover of my Dad’s old Bible these words: “Sin will keep you from this Book, and this Book will keep you from sin!” The Apostle Paul wrote about the fact that the Word cleanses us and washes us with the “Water of the Word.” Why do we need this cleansing? To produce “A glorious Church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing.” We are to be “Holy and without blemish.” The daily washing of the Word will accomplish this goal! (Ephesians 5:26-27).
I grasped the concept of this kind of constant cleansing in my late teens. It was from a sermon my Dad preached on 1 John 1:5-10.
Yours for consistency in being washed by the Word of God,
Yes, sanctify and cleanse us with the washing of water by Your Holy Word, Lord, that we may be children of God worthy of glorifying You, on earth as it is in heaven. Lovely poem of your father’s, David. Holding you and all saints in prayer, this morning.
“For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him?
But we have the mind of Christ” I Corinthians 2:16, KJV.
“Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.”
Psalm 119:105 KJV
Casting Crowns – Oh My Soul (Lyric Video)
“Oh to be like Thee, Blessed Redeemer; pure as Thou art. Come in Thy sweetness, come in Thy goodness. Cast Thine own image deep on my heart.”
Help me Lord with my shortcomings …. so that You can work more through me & in me…. so that You can use me to be more of a Blessing.
Fellow blog readers , please keep me & my family in your prayers…… I have so much going on & I know it’s God Grace & Love that continues to see me through. Thank you so much.
God bless you all abundantly.
Thanks to you and your family Rev. Mainse for your dedication to delivering this blog….. it’s one of the treasured consistencies I have which allows me to spend time in God’s Presence. God’s blessings be yours always.
Wishing you all an absolutely amazing & blessed week.
Amen, Marti! 🙂
Your father’s poetry and writings always touches and blesses my heart. So thankful for these daily readings together with you and all the other readers.
I love your dad’s poem Father cleanse us with your word and forgive us our sins. Thank you David , Ann , Rob , Renold for all you do for our blog God bless you .
Marti you and your family are in my prayers
Thank you so much Lianne.
God bless you abundantly.
Yes, wash us and cleanse us by the water of your Word dear Lord. Very meaningful poem by your Dad. Was seeking the Lord for some direction and feel the Lord wants me to start a Sunday School. Please pray for that dear saints and that the Lord will give me strength. God bless David and all you saints.
Thank you for your prayers for my Uncle Bill.
God Bless You and amen to them.
“And Jesus said, come to the waters, stand by my side, I know you are thirsty your wont be denied, I felt every tear drops when in darkness you cried and I strove to remind you that for those tears I died”.
Lord Jesus You know Ger’s heart; I pray Lord for Your strength and guidance as she seeks You regarding starting a Sunday School. You Lord open doors no one can shut and close doors no one can open. Lord Jesus I pray for clear direction and strength for Ger in this new venture. Amen!!
What an encouragement to you, Pastor David, your Dad has been to you throughout his life, what a blessing. Thank you for sharing his heart with us through this daily block.
Thank you Irene for your prayers. God bless you.
I am celebrating with you David on 40 years with 100 Huntley Street being shown on Global TV. Congratulations!
I became a Christian on June 30, 1976 and you started the show in 1977 I haven’t watched for 40 years but I have really enjoyed watching the program and growing in my spiritual life with you and your family. The music, the guests and all the family that used to take part in the show are sadly missed but I know that things change with time. Having lost my father at the age of 16 you have played that role for me and I am forever grateful. I love having a Christian family I can associate with in a real way.
God bless you and 100 Huntley Street in all that you are doing for the Lord Jesus Christ. Keep well, David.
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