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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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God At The Center, What We Need For Everyday

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Proverbs 16:9 (NLT)
“We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps”.

One thing I have learned in life.  “If I keep God in the middle of my life and everything that comes with it, God will direct my steps”.  This is such an easy principle but so hard to do when we want control.  Notice my first sentence states, “I have learned”.  Trust me it has been a process, a long process, but God is faithful and so patient with us.  He has plans for us and he knows we may not get it right all the time, but He loves us and wants to prosper us according to Jeremiah 29:11.  I want to lead you through a journey of putting God in the middle of your life.  I feel in my heart that this is so needed today in our society.  I see many people seeking in the wrong things of life and living their lives stuck in a cycle of depression, anxiety, stress, and not getting anywhere in life.  All along wondering how it was that they ended up where they are.  I want to point us to the idea of Putting God in the Middle of Our Life so that God Can Direct Us.  This can be so beneficial spiritually.  Think about it!  We literally kill ourselves to be physical fit, starve ourselves to be thin, and all so that we can be physical healthy.  Oh and this is good trust me but, we fail to do this for our spiritual lives.  Starting today I want for all of us to build spiritual habits that will bring our spiritual health back to where it should be.  In this devotional series we will look at:  Prayer, Studying God’s Word, creating a dependence on God, putting into practice Obedience to God, serving God and others, and lastly becoming God’s Ambassador.  It’s my prayer that you make the choice to bring your spiritual health  back up where it should be.  Until tomorrow Blessings Pastor Fernando Charles II

Today’s Prayer:

God I want you to be the center of my life.  This means the center of my marriage, my relationships, my children’s life, my work, my recreation time, my personal time with you, even when I think no one is looking.  Help me to make good choices in life, that they be divinely directed by you and not by me.  You Guide My Steps Everyday, Every Moment.  In all that I do be pleasing to you.  Amen.

 

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Devotion, Take Up Your Cross

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Luke 9:23 (NLT)
23 Then he said to the crowd, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must give up your own way, take up your cross daily, and follow me.

Click and listen to this song, my inspiration for this writing:  Devotion by Hillsong United

When your in ministry like I am, there are many times that I will feel that things aren’t going right, and that feeling just might bring me down.  Tell me if this is you?  When your just trying to please the Lord on the daily, even then things won’t go as planned, this will make you feel so down and alone at times.  In life we will try to please everyone but we will quickly realize that we can not.  Then frustration will set in and the feeling of giving up, throwing in the towel, hoisting up the white flag, or kicking the can of despair may come into mind.  The song “Devotion”, by Hillsong United, came on and the words began describing how I’m so feeling today, and at the same time it ministered to my sadden heart.  As I was in prayer the Lord put Luke 9:23 on my heart.  My life is dedicated to being the best Christ follower I can be.  I will be so honest with you, I will not always get it right, but everyday I strive to die to myself, so that God can use the broken pieces of my life for His will.  I will always strive to please God and Him only.  Because the goal is to absolutely surrender my life over to Him.  I have learned in my years of ministry that following Christ is hard but the reward is eternity.  I’m not here to live for myself, or to please others, I’m here to worship the Lord.  Today, I’m making it a point to be “Devoted” to the one who sent his Son.  “This one thought is unmistakable, I take up my cross and follow you Lord”!

Today I just want to enourage you, where every you are in ministry or just in life.  God promises to never leave us.  So Go! Tell Others About Him!  He Walks With You.

Matthew 28:19-20New Living Translation (NLT)
19 Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations,[a] baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. 20 Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

“Devotion” Lyrics

I’ve been running, trying to be one who sees
I’ve been working, salvation out on my knees
There is nothing better than knowing
We are redeemed
I’m believing, trusting in Creative Hands,
I am praying for our world to bow to Your Plan
And this one thought is unmistakable
To take up my cross and follow You, LordWhen You stand, the tall tress and mountains bow
When You speak, the fiercest of oceans is still
And I see the sinner seek devotion
The lost become chosen, and I fall to my knees

I’m forgiven by a Saviour who did not deserve death
He was blameless and I was lost in shamefulness
I’m delivered, but it doesn’t seem right
Unless I keep my eyes focused on the Saviour who gave His life
In the middle of a world that denies it believes
It is breaking apart at the very seams
There is one thing to be alive for
And it’s to take up my cross and follow You, Lord

When You stand, the tall trees and mountains bow
When You speak, the fiercest of oceans is still
And I see the sinner seek devotion
The lost become chosen, and I fall to my knees

I will take up my cross and follow, Lord where You lead me
And I will take up my cross and follow wherever You go

When You stand, the tall trees and mountains bow
When You speak, the fiercest of oceans is still
And I see the sinner seek devotion
The lost become chosen, and I fall to my knees

Fall to my knees

In The Arms of Jesus

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Wrap Me In Your Arms (Song)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rr4XfAc1JBo

Good Morning Mighty Warriors of the Faith!  I’m just so excited for this encouraging word for today.  This is inspired by the song above.  I would encourage you to listen and pray as you here this song.  You see God is the one who takes care of us.  His word even tells us that he will be with us all through our lifetime.  That is so awesome to know because I sometimes feel as if I were alone.  But our enemy would want us to think that way, but the opposite is so true.  God is with us, he made us, and he carries us through the toughest of times in our lives.  Read the Verse of the Day with me.

Isaiah 46:4 (NLT)

I will be your God throughout your lifetime until your hair is white with age.  I made you, and I will care for you.  I will carry you along and save you.

Today, I want to encourage you that there is a God who loves you!  Who wraps you in his arms.  God knows you and he knows what you are going through.  It is my prayer that today you allow Christ to come in and change you from the inside out.  Trust me it will be a day that you will never forget.  Let Jesus wrap you in his arms.

Blessings to you today Chaplain Fernando Charles II

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