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Our Journey With God

Your life is a journey you must travel with a deep consciousness of God. 1 Peter 1:18 MSG

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January 2013

A Tribute To The Troops!

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“I Will Praise You In The Storm”  Casting Crowns Tribute to the Troops.

Psalm 91

New International Version (NIV)

“Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.  I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”  Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence.  He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.  You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday.  A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you.  You will only observe with your eyes and see the punishment of the wicked.  If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,” and you make the Most High your dwelling, no harm will overtake you, no disaster will come near your tent.  For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways; they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.  You will tread on the lion and the cobra; you will trample the great lion and the serpent.  “Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.  He will call on me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him.  With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.”

Today I want to dedicate my blog to the Men and Women who are in our military.  I think back to when I was young and would listen to my dad tell me stories of his experience in Vietnam.  I used to always take out his medals and just stare at them in amazement of what my dad accomplished in the Army, he would always tell me of my Grandfather how he served in WWII under the direction of General McArthur in the Philippines.  All my uncles who served in the Armed Forces as well.  Wanting to continue that same tradition when I was in high school I invited the recruiter to come pay me and my parents a visit cause I wanted to sign up.  Needles to say my father was upset and did not want me to go.  I look back at that and I now know because of his experience of being so close to death’s door he did not want that for his children.  With that in mind I think of all of our Men and Women who are there now fighting for our freedom and are finding themselves there.  I will never know how it feels, but I do know fear runs deep for our troops.  Today I want all of you who are there standing in the front lines for freedom to know that I pray for you along with millions of others behind me praying for you.  The verse today is a great Psalm for when we face disaster, harm, struggles, what ever it is that we face.  It has been called the Warrior’s Psalm.  God is our shelter and to him we can look to escape all that is in front of us.  This is what David did, when he faced his enemies, and every time God delivered him.  God can do the same for you today.  If you find yourself here today know that God is with you in what ever you face, and that there is nothing bigger than him.  Matthew 19:26b “with God all things are possible.”

 

Dedicated to My Cousin Emily Coronado, and Elizabeth and her Husband Elias, serving in the US Army for 16 Years, and their children.  Love you  and thank you for you Great Service!

Pray:  Father God we thank you for the great provision you give to us daily, hourly, moment by moment.  Father I lift up the things I’m going through they are tough and I can not face them alone I need you.  Father God, we lift up all the men and women who are fighting for our freedom all over the world.  Where they are let them know in some special way that you are there with them.  All these things we pray in Jesus name, Amen.

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God Listens To Me!

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Cry Out To Jesus – Third Day

Psalm 116:2 (MSG)

I love God because he listened to me, listened as I begged for mercy. He listened so intently as I laid out my case before him. Death stared me in the face, hell was hard on my heels.  Up against it, I didn’t know which way to turn; then I called out to God for help: “Please, God!” I cried out.  “Save my life!”  God is gracious—it is he who makes things right, our most compassionate God.  God takes the side of the helpless; when I was at the end of my rope, he saved me.

There are so many things in the bible that speak out when we read his word.  This morning I came to work early and it was the perfect time to have my devotional time today.  As I opened my bible the Lord lead me to Psalm 116:2, and as I read four words just stood out huge to me.  “He Listened To Me”,  I was floored by these four words.  You know sometimes we think of God and being to busy for us.  He is a great God and he is everywhere and sometimes we think he has no time for us.  But guess what, He does, his attention is on us, why?  Because he loves us, John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son. Whoever puts his trust in God’s Son will not be lost but will have life that lasts forever.”  Romans 5:8, “But God showed His love to us. While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”  God know you from the inside out, sometimes we have not cause we ask not.  What do you mean Fernando?  We have needs, wants, and prayer requests, and struggles  in our life but because we never come to Him.  We try to deal with things ourselves and it gets us no where.  God’s word tells us in Matthew 7:7, “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.  For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.” Today, cry out to Jesus, He is waiting to hear your voice, your petitions, your needs.  Don’t pass up his Mercy.  God is waiting for you, what are you waiting for? 

Pray:  God today I have so many things in my life that facing today.  Help me to find all the answers, help me to forgive, help me to love, help my family, Heavenly Father help me today.  Aman.

 

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Proverbs 18:21 (MSG)

21 Words kill, words give life; they’re either poison or fruit—you choose.

The other day I was thinking of my grandparents.  My grandparents were the world to me I loved them with all of me.  My grandmother was the kindest person in the world.  Probably because I was her grandson.  I remember she used to sing to me all the time and her favorite song was “It Is Well With My Soul” by Horatio Spafford.  My grandmother was sweet and kind, she had this great relationship with her Lord and Savior.  Today it’s different, people are different and I see it worse everyday.  We use our words as weapons sometimes, Psalm 64:3 says, “They sharpen their tongues like swords and aim cruel words like deadly arrows.  As Christians we are not to use our words in this way.  1 Thessalonians 5:11, “God didn’t set us up for an angry rejection but for salvation by our Master, Jesus Christ. He died for us, a death that triggered life. Whether we’re awake with the living or asleep with the dead, we’re alive with him! So speak encouraging words to one another. Build up hope so you’ll all be together in this, no one left out, no one left behind. I know you’re already doing this; just keep on doing it”.  We are to be building up others not tearing them down.  As I remember my Grandmother she always knew what to say, and I know it all had to do with her relationship with God.  Today let us make a promise today to God to not use our words for evil.  Psalm 34:13, “keep your tongue from evil and your lips from telling lies”.  Let us build each other up for the Lord”.  You heart will be happy when you do.  Psalm 35:28, “My tongue will proclaim your righteousness, your praises all day long”.  Today allow God to speak through you. 

Pray:  My most heavenly Father, today I pray you speak words of life through me today, words that build others up.  Help me to say nice things, and if my mind is thinking of saying the wrong things help me to keep my mouth closed, because all I want to do is honor you with the things I say. Today help me to use my words for good and not evil.  Amen!

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