Wednesday, May 25, 2011
In the morning You hear my voice, O Lord
“In the morning You hear my voice, O Lord; in the morning I prepare [a prayer, a sacrifice] for You and watch and wait [for You to speak to my heart].” Psalm 5:3
Wake up and set your mind every morning by saying to yourself....”I will have joy in my day today. This the day the Lord made. I am going to put on mercy and the shield of faith; I will use the sword of the spirit.” Decide you are not going to live in bondage anymore. We have to choose to NOT get stuck and choose Not to live in the past or in the “yesterday”. Decide to get well or be well …
John 5:1-6 .......LATER ON there was a Jewish festival (feast) for which Jesus went up to Jerusalem. Now there is in Jerusalem a pool near the Sheep Gate. This pool in the Hebrew is called Bethesda, having five porches (alcoves, colonnades, doorways). In these lay a great number of sick folk--some blind, some crippled, and some paralyzed (shriveled up)--waiting for the bubbling up of the water. For an angel of the Lord went down at appointed seasons into the pool and moved and stirred up the water; whoever then first, after the stirring up of the water, stepped in was cured of whatever disease with which he was afflicted. There was a certain man there who had suffered with a deep-seated and lingering disorder for thirty-eight years. When Jesus noticed him lying there [helpless], knowing that he had already been a long time in that condition, He said to him, Do you want to become well? [Are you really in earnest about getting well?]"
Jesus is waiting for us to decide to get into the pool or do you want to wait for someone else help you into the pool. YOU have to decide to get into the pool –decide... I’m not going to stay in this mess. When God comes for me I will be doing something to get closer to Him. You are going to live in line with God. When we start our day with the word of God, speaking aloud with a Godly mind set, this is “hearkening“our angels. Our angels perk up and are happy to be with us and eagerly ready to work in our lives. …“Bless (affectionately, gratefully praise) the Lord, you His angels, you mighty ones who do His commandments, hearkening to the voice of His word.” Psalm 103:20
The Word of God is your sword. When Satan attacks your mind say. “It is written” and quote a scripture that opposes his lie. Remember although you live in the world, you are not to be of the world….worldly in your ways. Be a student of God’s Word, which will change your ungodly desires and train and establish godly character.
“For the grace of God (His unmerited favor and blessing) has come forward (appeared) for the deliverance from sin and the eternal salvation for all mankind. It has trained us to reject and renounce all ungodliness (irreligion) and worldly (passionate) desires, to live discreet (temperate, self-controlled), upright, devout (spiritually whole) lives in this present world,” Titus 2:11-12
I believe Heavenly Father, You raised Jesus Christ from the dead and He is alive and well, seated at Your Right Hand in Heaven. I now repent and turn from my sins and choose to follow and obey Christ Jesus as my Lord and Savior. I ask you Jesus Christ to be the Lord of my life and to lead me in all areas of my life. I receive you Lord Jesus as my Lord and Savior with all my heart and believe that you are My King and My God. Lord fill me with Your Holy Spirit, and use my life as a willing vessel. Heavenly Father I ask that my life will glorify You. Thank You Heavenly Father for my salvation by faith in Christ Jesus and the Truth of Your Word, in Jesus' Name....Amen!