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Mama’s Bible

This is a poem I wrote shortly after my Mother went on to be with her Loving Savior in Heaven.  I honor her each year with this tribute. It is simple but I love it best when the Lord just drops a gentle reminder in my heart…when I miss her most.  God bless you.

 

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Mama’s Bible
by Zoey

I found my mama’s bible

in the things of hers
I went through today.

The bookmarked pages hold
the place where
God had touched her
heart as she
read His word that day.

And in my heart I can hear
Mama telling me:
“Keep God’s words close,
pray for His guidance,
don’t lose faith,
He will always
keep you in His care.”

There is no stronger force
than a mama’s prayers to
the throne of God.

And I believe,
No foe can conquer
No trial defeat
No evil befall against
His children- big or small.

“For Thy will be done,

on earth
as in Heaven”,

my heart does

hear my mama pray,
as she marked
another page in her bible
where God touched
her heart that day.

(5/13/07)

…they were Given Him through the Promises of God to Exalt Him… I Chronicles 25:5

 

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Refreshment anyone?

Today’s Devotion from Jesus Calling by Sarah Young.

Rest in My Presence when you need refreshment. Resting is not necessarily idleness, as people often perceive it. When you relax in My company, you demonstrating trust in Me. Trust is a rich word, laden with meaning and direction for your life. I want you to lean on trust, and be confident in Me. When you lean on Me for support, I delight in your trusting confidence.

Many people turn away from Me when they are exhausted. They associate Me with duty and diligence, so they try to hide from My Presence when they need a break from work. How this saddens Me! As I spoke through My prophet Isaiah: In returning to Me and resting in Me you shall be saved; in quietness and trust shall be your strength.

Excerpt from Jesus Calling by Sarah Young

Suggested scripture reading: Proverbs 3:5; Isaiah 30:15

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My prayer:

Father God,

What a seasoned word to remind us to stay connected to your divine presence, even when we need a break from what burdens our daily direction at work, home and in our communities where we live. We ask to energize  our being- the way only You can Give to our spirit, through the power of your divine Love toward us.  Jesus has made a way for us in Your word:  John 15:4 “Remain in me, as I also remain in you.”  Thank you for the wonderful promise that our daily walk is not alone and that we can be renewed as we abide in His presence. Amen~

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A Good Man out of the Treasures of his heart brings forth good things…

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He who loves purity and the pure in heart and who is gracious in speech—because of the grace of his lips will he have the king for his friend. Proverbs 22:11

The Secret of the Lord

(Excerpt from My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers)

“The secret (friendship R.V) of the Lord is with them that fear Him” Ps 14:14

What is the sign of a friend? That he tells you secret sorrows? No, that he tells you secret joys. Many will confide to you their secret sorrows, but the last mark of intimacy is to confide to you their secret joys. Have we ever let God tell us any of His joys, or are we telling God our secrets so continually that we leave no room for Him to talk to us? At the beginning of our Christian life we are full of requests to God, and then we find that God wants to get us into relationship with Himself, to get us in touch with His purposes. Are we so wedded to Jesus Christ’s idea of prayer—“Thy will be done”—that we catch the secrets of God? The things that make God dear to us are not so much His great big blessings as the tiny things, because they show His amazing intimacy with us; He knows every detail of our individual lives.

“… him shall He teach in the way that He shall choose.” At first we want the consciousness of being guided by God, and then as we go on we live so much in the consciousness of God that we do not need to ask what His will is, because the thought of choosing any other will never occur to us. If we are saved and sanctified God guides us by our ordinary choices, and if we are going to choose what He does not want, He will check, and we must heed. Whenever there is doubt, stop at once. Never reason it out and say—“I wonder why I shouldn’t?” God instructs us in what we choose, that is, He guides our common sense and we no longer hinder His Spirit by continually saying—”Now, Lord, what is Thy will?”

Col 3:15 “Let the Peace of God rule your heart.”

Continue in His service, for He is continually thinking of you… much love to all, Zoey

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Focus your Heart not on the things of this world but on the things that are of Christ Jesus…”For God hath not given us the spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” 2Tim.1:7

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The Lord Comforts ~Zoey’s Devotions

securedownload[8]My Devotion:  Nehemiah 1: 10-11

10 Now these are Your servants and Your people, whom You have redeemed by Your great power and by Your strong hand.

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Proverbs 31 Challenge ~ Chapter 17

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Proverbs 17

Amplified Bible (AMP)

17 Better is a dry morsel with quietness than a house full of feasting [on offered sacrifices] with strife.

A wise servant shall have rule over a son who causes shame, and shall share in the inheritance among the brothers.

The refining pot is for silver and the furnace for gold, but the Lord tries the hearts.

An evildoer gives heed to wicked lips; and a liar listens to a mischievous tongue.

Whoever mocks the poor reproaches his Maker, and he who is glad at calamity shall not be held innocent or go unpunished.

Children’s children are the crown of old men, and the glory of children is their fathers.

Fine or arrogant speech does not befit [an empty-headed] fool—much less do lying lips befit a prince.

A bribe is like a bright, precious stone that dazzles the eyes and affects the mind of him who gives it; [as if by magic] he prospers, whichever way he turns.

He who covers and forgives an offense seeks love, but he who repeats or harps on a matter separates even close friends.

10 A reproof enters deeper into a man of understanding than a hundred lashes into a [self-confident] fool.

11 An evil man seeks only rebellion; therefore a stern and pitiless messenger shall be sent against him.

12 Let [the brute ferocity of] a bear robbed of her whelps meet a man rather than a [self-confident] fool in his folly [when he is in a rage].

13 Whoever rewards evil for good, evil shall not depart from his house.

14 The beginning of strife is as when water first trickles [from a crack in a dam]; therefore stop contention before it becomes worse and quarreling breaks out.

15 He who justifies the wicked and he who condemns the righteous are both an abomination [exceedingly disgusting and hateful] to the Lord.

16 Of what use is money in the hand of a [self-confident] fool to buy skillful and godly Wisdom—when he has no understanding or heart for it?

17 A friend loves at all times, and is born, as is a brother, for adversity.

18 A man void of good sense gives a pledge and becomes security for another in the presence of his neighbor.

19 He who loves strife and is quarrelsome loves transgression and involves himself in guilt; he who raises high his gateway and is boastful and arrogant invites destruction.

20 He who has a wayward and crooked mind finds no good, and he who has a willful and contrary tongue will fall into calamity.

21 He who becomes the parent of a [self-confident] fool does it to his sorrow, and the father of [an empty-headed] fool has no joy [in him].

22 A happy heart is good medicine and a cheerful mind works healing, but a broken spirit dries up the bones.

23 A wicked man receives a bribe out of the bosom (pocket) to pervert the ways of justice.

24 A man of understanding sets skillful and godly Wisdom before his face, but the eyes of a [self-confident] fool are on the ends of the earth.

25 A self-confident and foolish son is a grief to his father and bitterness to her who bore him.

26 Also, to punish or fine the righteous is not good, nor to smite the noble for their uprightness.

27 He who has knowledge spares his words, and a man of understanding has a cool spirit.

28 Even a fool when he holds his peace is considered wise; when he closes his lips he is esteemed a man of understanding.

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Bless the Lord, O’ My Soul

My devotion brought me the following message.  I call it Boots on the Ground.  God is on the move and is calling believers to go out and live victorious lives for Him.  The healing starts in the soul of each person.  Healing from sin and deep wounds that are deep within our souls.  The word of God calls our soul – a persons’ true self.  The key to rebuking the evil within is to heal the hurt within your soul.  Bless the Lord Oh my Soul and all that is within in me…Bless the Holy Name of the Lord!  It commands the evil spirit to leave your soul man and healing begins from the Lord in that place of deep sin and deep wounds we have experienced in our lifetime.

Believers, please understand that God sees our souls and he sees us in the flesh.  Although, we can only see flesh when we look at each other but in the ‘spirit eye of the Lord’, we can stand in the power of the Holy Spirit against the enemy.

Pray for each other and stand firm in the unyielding and unfailing love of God.  Study what the word LOVE means.  It is strength.  It is strong but without harm to another.  It has the power to separate the soul and bone.  It is life…resurrected life.  Our salvation in Jesus brings us the hope of being a new creation.  Live life in the fullness of the Lord.  Without regret.  Without doubt.  Without fear.  Life is trusting each new day is full of tender mercies that God has design especially for YOU!  Then go, go, go and be a light to others…He is with you…even unto the uttermost parts of the World!  Blessings ~Zoey

Scriptures: Ps. 103 Praise the Lord o my soul, Rom. 7:23 Newness of spirit,

 I Sam.8:11 God’s holy purpose and standard, John 4:24,35,10 God is immutable in his nature,

John 4:23 Worship in Spirit and Truth, Philippians 2:2 Supply of the Spirit; unity of spirit and mind.

Bless the Lord

MY DEVOTION:

Boots on the Ground

A call to warriors

Of the Army of the Lord

Put on the full

Armor of God

Your helmet of Salvation

Guard you mind from

The strongholds of the enemy,

Those who listen will hear

His commands.

The Truth will go forth and

Not return void.

From battle to battle we conquer.

Hold tight your Shield of Faith

Stand firm unmoved by the attack

Of Deception – for it is dark and light

Though it is powerless against the Faithful

Of the Lord who come in the Name of Jesus

And the Blood of the Lamb of God.

Cinch the Belt of Truth tight- girded with

 the Breastplate of the Righteousness of God

Your whole armor secure- for deep and wide

Are the valleys of the enemy.

Take the Sword of the Spirit

And Proclaim Your Victory in the Name of Jesus!

Swift and tireless your feet shall go in Victory-

Bringing Peace for all Eternity

For the Kingdom of God is nigh at hand.

All Hail King Jesus, shall be your cry

Hail the coming King of King and Lord of Lord!

 Ready the trumpet of the Lord!

Proclaim the Day of Salvation!

Set Free the captive,

Release the prisoner from darkness,

Comfort all who mourn,

Provide for those who grieve in Zion.

Theirs is a Garment of Praise and a Crown of beauty!

Prevail o’ mighty warrior of the Lord.

The favor of our God is upon you,

In Power, In Strength and in Wisdom.

Thanks be to God and to His Glory Forever. Amen

(Eph.6:11, Is.61,Rev.7)

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