Wednesday, June 24, 2020

THE LORD’S JOY

Today’s Reading: Matthew 25

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“Mr. and Mrs. Goat” on the West hillside of the Galilee. One never knows when a goat will decide to “butt.”  These two have caused me to think that if I am to be a “good and faithful servant” I should never say “But” to my Lord! The response should always be, “Yes Sir!”

Key Verse: Matthew 25:21

His Lord said to him, “Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.”

 

God has given you at least one gift and perhaps many more. With His gifts come responsibilities. Never hide a gift. Invest in others. You grow what God has given you. What has God given you? Think about it. Talk to your Pastor and a trusted friend about it. Call the Crossroads toll-free Prayer Line and pray with someone (1-866-273-4444). Of course, pray about it yourself. Make decisions and move on those decisions. Ask God to stop you if you are moving in the wrong direction. God is Faithful. He’ll guide you. Move forward with your decisions.

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Dear Lord God, Give me the grace to invest in my family, my community, my church, my friends and aquaintances, and even in far off places. Keep me faithful over the “few things” You’ve given me. In Jesus’ Name I pray. Amen!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

I was 16 the first time I tried to preach. I had given my life fully to Christ about two months earlier. The youth leader, Greta O’Brien, asked me to bring the message at a youth service.  As I spoke, they said my face got red, and I lasted all of five minutes. Several months later, I was baptized with the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:4). The next time I preached I studied the Word of God diligently, reading my text and the surrounding verses over and over. I prayed for a long time, making sure I was filled to overflowing with the Holy Spirit. The words flowed from my heart, mind and mouth. There was no struggle or embarrassment. I knew that God had given me a gift of preaching His Word!

Thanking God for His gifts,

David

P.S. I’ve tried to keep to that number of “100 words” in each section of my blog, but I couldn’t help but notice that as I reviewed my hundreds of blog postings, my comments were becoming longer. Patient, loving readers wrote to me saying things like, “Don’t worry David if you go over.” So I relaxed and each morning between 4 a.m. and 6 a.m., I just typed what I believed God had given me. Most days I will revise and refresh what I have previously written. Let’s remember to keep the “main thing the main thing”…that is the faithful daily reading of God’s Word, not necessarily my words about God’s Word!

 

30 thoughts on “Wednesday, June 24, 2020

  1. All Gods words are words of life. Thank you for continuing to allow this river of life to keep flowing. Alleluia God is good. Amen

  2. We read books ‘about’ God’s words,made by mortal man but the best book we can read about God’s word is the Bible.This blog gives us both and David’s ‘going over 100 words’ is like the loaves of bread that feed more than they were made for.I hope to thank David for being a ‘good and faithful servant’ someday.
    Time to share this on FB again.”Y’all” be blessed

  3. I appreciate every word! I become a bit concerned & mystified when my smartphone takes over at times. I just typed “I appreciate every” and the phone suggested “word”!! Seems at times to be reading my “mind” (mind suggested)!! Anyway, I love the Word! Blessings all.

  4. Thank You Lord for the grace David speaks of in his prayer. Wishing all saints a blessed day. Asking for prayer and God’s direction and will to be made known at this time. Thank you saints. His peace be upon you. Amen.

    But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called “today,” that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin. Hebrews 3:13 (ESV)

    CLEANSED / NOTHING BUT THE BLOOD / PRAISE BREAK (feat Charity Gayle) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqnT9JRm8dA

  5. Father God, thank You for those good and faithful ones who shared (and still share) You with us. Please help all of us to do the same with others. Be glorified, Lord God, throughout this world, in Jesus’s great name, amen

  6. Agreeing in prayer with Verna for Beverlee…Lord may Beverlee hear you loving voice give her direction.

    Agreeing with Rob and William and Doreen, thank you everyone for faithfully posting!

  7. Agreeing with Verna and Anne for Beverlee for the direction she desires from you Lord, that it will be very clear and the way You would have her to go in Jesus Name, Amen!

  8. You have promised to guide our footsteps Lord and we are in agreement that You clearly guide and show Your plan for Beverlee. May she know Your guidance clearly as she seeks Your will. Thank You in Jesus Name. Amen

  9. Heavenly Father, we bring Beverlee’s request before you. She desires to do Your will in whatever decision / situation she is facing. We know that we are praying according to Your will when we ask You to guide her. Therefore, we believe that we receive what we ask of You! Thank You, Lord for giving her direction in this matter.
    Amen
    Praying a blessing on each and everyone of you 🙏

    • Agreeing with all the prayers for Beverlee. She want’s to do the Lord’s will in this situation, she is a good and faithful servant of His.
      Blessings to all Eleanor M.

  10. It was so good to hear Ann Mainse share her testimony and victory, Praise God , she is healed from cancer, hallelujah; it was good to see her on TV this morning and how good she looks.
    Victory in Jesus…Amen!!!!

    • Yes, I saw her this morning as well. Praising God for answering all the prayers that went up for her. She did look beautiful this morning.

    • Thank you Lord for healing Ann Mainse; bless her family; bless this ministry; bless all who post prayers
      YES OUR VICTORY IS IN JESUS CHRIST, OUR LORD AND SAVIOUR OF THE WORLD; AMEN AMEN AMEN

  11. HELP HELP HELP!!!!!!!
    PLEASE PRAY FOR ME, I NEED HELP, BIG FINANCIAL HELP; THANKFUL TO THE LORD FOR GIVING ME MY CAR; A HOME; TAKING AWAY SMOKING AND DRINKING; THANK YOU LORD;
    IN JESUS NAME I PRAY AMEN AMEN AMEN

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