Wednesday, July 5, 2017

A LOYAL HEART

Today’s Reading: 2 Chronicles 25

Click scripture link to read online or HERE to listen online (then click the symbol of the audio speaker above the scripture portion).

 

Zion Gate is located in the southern part of the Old City. This gate was used by the Israel Defense Forces in 1967 to enter and capture the Old City. The stones surrounding the gate are still pockmarked by weapons fire. This entrance leads to the Jewish and Armenian Quarters.

GOOGLE MAPS – To see where the photo was taken, click HERE.

 

Key Verse: 2 Chronicles 25:2

And he did what was right in the sight of the Lord, but not with a loyal heart.

 

What can we learn from King Amaziah? Loyalty to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ and loyalty one to another as fellow believers in Christ is so very important. This could be described as true friendship. Loyalty says, “You can count on me to be true to you, to be there for you, to do my best to serve you in good times and bad, in sickness and in health.” This is sounding like the marriage vows. Well…maybe that’s not far off. The Apostle Paul wrote in Ephesians 5:25-27 that we men are to love our wives as Christ loved the Church. According to the book called “The Revelation of Jesus Christ,” there are three kinds of believers in the church: hot, cold, and lukewarm. Revelation 3:14-22 would be a good New Testament reading for today.

Even after his initial disobedience, God gave Amaziah other chances. He sent a prophet to him and Amaziah listened to him, but he soon fell away again. As we read this, God may be calling us to repentance once again. Let’s hear His voice and obey!

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord God, Your Son and my Saviour, Jesus Christ, modelled true loyalty. I pray for that kind of 100% loyalty to You and to all those to whom I’ve given my word of commitment. Please forgive me for those times when my love for You and others is less than hot (lukewarm). I repent and trust You for the fire of Your Spirit to burn white hot within me every day. In Jesus’ Name I ask for the blessing of true loyalty, Amen!!!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

Through the years I’ve trusted God for the blessing of loyalty. Loyalty works both ways. I am loyal to God, to my family, to my church, to my community, to my country, and also to my blog readers. Yes, that’s you I’m writing about! You are in my heart as my new extended family. I’m so very thankful to God for you. I want the very best for you. I pray by name from time to time for all who respond to this blog in writing in the same way I pray for my family members, for the leaders of the Crossroads ministry, for my neighbours of the last 60 years. It always amazes me how I can remember names when I pray. I believe God brings names to my mind. Of course, when I say those names before God my memories stay fresh.

I ask for the prayers of all who read this blog…for me, my family, and for the Crossroads ministry team members in particular.

Yours for the fire of the Holy Spirit within us, keeping us “HOT” with a loyal heart!

David

Just outside the Zion Gate, the Lion of Judah is symbolized on the Jerusalem flag.

33 thoughts on “Wednesday, July 5, 2017

  1. Yours for the fire of the Holy Spirit within us, keeping our hearts loyal. Amen, David! Praying for you, and all saints, today. In the Precious Name of Jesus!

    You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. 1 Jn 4:4 NIV

    All Who Are Thirsty – Vineyard Music
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K71EYID22l4

    • Thank you, David, for your daily messages. Please pray for the healings needed by my son Winston, who has also been a loving and loyal blessing in the lives of many.

      • Lord God, You are our Jehovah Rapha, the God that heals. You are our Jehovah Jireh, the God that provides. You are Jehovah Nissi–our banner of protection. We call on Your Mighty Name to come into Winston’s life and cover him with Your precious blood and fill him with Your magnificent peace and grace. God is your healer, provider, and banner of protection, dear Winston. Call His Name and He will come.

      • Lord You love us unconditionally! Thank you! We ask that You Lord would provide healing for Watson in whatever area he is in need of healing! We know that You are the Lord of Lords, King of Kings, Our Saviour, Our Healer, Our Provider! Nothing in our lives goes unnoticed by You and we thank You Lord God, we thank you, in Jesus Name we look forward to a praise report glorifying Your name through Healing Watson….Than k you Lord in Jesus Name we Pray

  2. Last January I joined in the reading of your excellent devotionals. Keep up the good work, David. Your words are a blessing to many each day.

  3. Thank you for your prayers, David. Although I don’t post replies regularly on here, I want you to know that I am on this journey through the Bible with you every day, and feel extremely blessed to be part of it with you and all the other faithful blog readers. Keeping you and your beautiful family and the Crossroads ministry in my prayers.

  4. Thank you David for your loyalty to our Lord Jesus Christ. It inspires us to keep moving forward in Christ deeper and deeper.
    I have just in the last month started to receive your emails and now I realize that I have been missing the encouragement that your blogs offer.
    I pray for your life to be healthy and long. OUr Father’s richest blessings to you and your entire family.

  5. Thank you for your prayers Pastor David and Lord Jesus grant us a continual loyal heart to this blog and appreciation for our mentor and teacher David Mainse. Actually I do not find it difficult. God bless all you saints and touch John’s son Winston with your healing power today. Amen.

  6. Pastor David, I so appreciate this daily blog and your faithfulness to it. I have been praying and will continue to pray for you and your dear family. Also am agreeing in prayer with Beverlee and others for Winston’s healing.
    Blessings to all, Eleanor M.

  7. Pastor David, you have sowed so much good with your Blog, and l have been a thankful recipient, may you and your family and Crossroads reap a bountiful harvest of BLESSINGS…God is so Good to us all!

  8. Pastor David, this is the first time I have commented on this page. I have been reading your blog and reading the a signed bible scripture for over three years now, just want you to know it has become my morning ritual first thing in the morning,when I wake up in the I find myself a bit excited to get started on the day’s readings

  9. I continue to pray Pastor David for you, your family and the ministry. May Our Lord send an abundance of rich blessings.

    I am still having more tests, regarding the findings on my MRI but yesterday PTL my oncologist believes it is not a tumour but will await the final findings after a CT Scan on the 11th of July. I covet your continued prayers as I pray for all my blog brothers and sisters, and today for John’s son Winston. Cry out Winston THE LORD Jesus knows your needs and HE loves you.

    Blessings to all

    • Catherine , PTL indeed for the positive report, thus far. May the Lord fill you with His perfect peace as you await the final results. May He be glorified in your life, through this situation .

    • as you dear Catherine bless others the Lord is blessing you also!
      He will walk with you through all your tests and you will receive good news!
      Lord in Jesus Name we rebuke all illness from Catherine, she will have a healed body; she will have a healed mind! All praise and glory will be shouted to the Highest Heavens with thanksgiving and mercy and grace. Thank you Lord for all the blessings You have given each of us this day! We love You Lord; Thank you for ALWAYS loving us! amen

  10. Dear David: Thank you for your loyalty to God and to the ministry He’s called you to. This blog is a blessing to so many and also a great way of keeping us disciplined in our daily reading of the Scriptures. Thank you, again!
    Praying for you, your family and the Crossroads ministry.

  11. Thank you for your prayers on behalf of all the bloggers Pastor David.
    Although I don’t post regularly, I do follow the daily devotions, thank you so much.

    As a family we continue to pray for you and yours, and the ministry.
    May we lift up the name of Jesus!!
    Blessings to all.
    Wilma.

  12. i thank all who have prayed for me over the weeks; I don’t always get up early enough to post BUT I do appreciate all the prayers.
    Beverlee Kay I am always so humbled by the music links you post!
    A BIG THANK YOU to all who pray for each other, it means so much to me and I am sure others feel the same way!
    I want to make it very clear! I care about everyone on this blog! I may not thank everyone right away, but I do care and pray for others!
    David Mainse, I appreciate your blog but I also appreciate your total honesty! That means so much to me….it shows transparency, it shows the truth and we do have a sinful nature which the Lord God Jesus Christ changed when He shed His blood for all mankind…..we are as white as snow; amazing!!!!!
    I appreciate that we can be very honest and still be accepted…thank to you and may God bless each and everyone on this day amen amen amen

  13. Amen to all healing prayers for Winston.
    Asking our Heavenly Father to heal and restore Winston in Jesus name and giving thanks first to our Heavenly Father.

    Prayers for Catherine for complete healing and restoration in Jesus’ name and giving thanks to our Father in Heaven.

  14. Prayers for David and his blessed family and thanking you Father for all the wonderful blessings and teachings from them through this daily blog.
    Please bless, heal, and lead Mr. Mainse into another chapter of his life to help teach and show us your Truth and The Way.
    In Jesus name, Amen!

    Always know that God Loves You.
    Each and everyone of You.
    You are so important to Him that He wants a
    personal relationship with You….you.
    He cares about who you love and wants to heal the
    relationship of those who you hate.
    He wants to heal your heart if you will let Him.
    Only our loving God can teach us how to love and to forgive.
    If only we will let Him.
    Praise Almighty God! Praise His Name!
    Thank You for everything!

    Amen! 🙂

  15. beautiful Diane!
    surgery was postponed for Monica! Pray the Lord will give her peace about this issue and that she will be patient….God has a plan!

    Blessings to all…….

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