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Daily Dose – Never Forgotten

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Psalm 113:5-6 Who is like the Lord our God, Who dwells on high, Who humbles Himself to behold The things that are in the heavens and in the earth?

This all-powerful Lord, to whom the heavens and earth are small, cares not just for your universe, but for you.

The verses that follow these describe His love for even the most humble person. Though you may face times of struggle, your awesome Lord will never forget you.

One day, as verse 8 of this Psalm promises, even the humble can sit with princes.

*Everyday Encouragement – Pamela L. Mcquade

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Daily Dose – Nothing Is Hidden

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Hebrews 4:13 Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.

Good or bad, nothing escapes God’s notice. None of it is unknown to the Creator of the universe.

And because He knows all, we can completely trust in God. He protects us from the wicked and supports the good in our lives, because He knows just how both will touch us.

When sorrow or trouble comes our way, we can count on Him using it to benefit us: here and in eternity.

*Everyday Encouragement – Pamela L. Mcquade

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Daily Dose – Put God First

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Psalm 16:8 I have set the Lord always before me; Because He is at my right hand I shall not be moved?

How many times have we done things on our own accord without first putting it before God.

Like David we should always put God first in everything we do. In Him we gain our strength, sword and shield.

With God at the forefront of everything in our lives we will be able to declare just as David did; “Because He is at my right hand I shall not be moved”

What a marvelous and peaceful place to be.

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Excellent God

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Psalm 8:1 O Lord, our Lord, How excellent is Your name in all the earth, Who have set Your glory above the heavens!

Excellent – possessing outstanding quality or superior merit; remarkably good. Archaic. extraordinary; superior. Fine – splendid – first-rate – superb – superior.

The Psalmist David, spoke of the excellence of God’s name in all the earth. Think for a moment on the meaning of the word excellent and meditate on what it means to serve an excellent God.

Early this morning I sat out front and looked at the sky and I couldn’t help noticing the beauty of everything around me. The clouds, the birds, the rays of sunlight peeking out above the houses. I watched in awe at the perfect beauty of God’s handiwork. Who could have created all things so wonderful and in sync with such uncomprehending beauty. Only God.

Everything he made; even us, are made with such splendor that I can’t begin to imagine the non-existence of a higher being.  I look at photos of places around the world and I’m blown away the awesomeness with which all the earth was created. God is an artist in his own right and no one can duplicate his creations.

Our God is EXCELLENT!!!

We have been called to serve an excellent God. Being reconciled to Him and being considered children of His through Jesus Christ, we are  considered children of excellence.

2 Corinthians 5:20 Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God.

 

As children of an excellent God it is our responsibility to do all things in excellence portraying our father through our lives. Our lifestyles should be Holy and acceptable unto God.

Let us worship God in the beauty of holiness, not only with our lips but with our very lives.

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Daily Dose – On My Knees

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Luke 22:41 And he was withdrawn from them about a stone’s cast, and kneeled down,and prayed

When was the last time you knelt before God?

Jesus, on the night he was betrayed went before His Father on bent knees to make his request known.

Jesus showed us that the most humble way we can approach our Father is on our knees. When we approach God in humility he provides strength for our journey.

On our knees we a physically vulnerable but spiritually powerful. Maybe it’s time we begin to exercise our spiritual authority.

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Daily Dose – He Loves You This Much!

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1 John 3:1  Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God! Therefore the world does not know us,because it did not know Him.

God does not give His love in dribs and drabs. He lavishes it on us when we come to Him in faith.

All along, He was waiting to make us His children, and we were the ones who resisted. But once we face Him as His children, God’s love lets loose in our lives.

Nothing is too good for His obedient children.

Praise God that He loves you that much!

*Everyday Encouragement – Pamela L. Mcquade

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Daily Dose – Importance Of Friendship

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Proverbs 27:10 Do not forsake your own friend or your father’s friend, Nor go to your brother’s house in the day of your calamity; Better is a neighbor nearby than a brother far away.

Friendship is important to God, or He would not encourage us to hold fast to it. As Christians we’ve known times when other believers seemed closer than our kin.

God has brought us into a new family; His own, where faith becomes more important than blood.

Through Him, our love expands, and we help each other when trouble strikes.

No matter where you go, God’s people are near.

*Everyday Encouragement – Pamela L. Mcquade

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Daily Dose – Fearing God

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Proverbs 14:26 In the fear of the Lord there is strong confidence, And His children will have a place of refuge.

There is only one right kind of fear – the fear of God.

Not that we need to cower before Him, but we must respect and honor Him and His infinite power.

Those who love Him also rightly fear Him. But those who fear God need not fear anything else.He is their refuge, the Protector whom nothing can bypass.

Fear God, and you are safe.

*Everyday Encouragement – Pamela L. Mcquade

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School of Prayer – Devotional Prayer

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I joined School of Prayer 😀 and as its name suggests it’s a school where they teach you to pray. WAIT………………… before you go off on that tantrum about not needing a school to teach you to pray and praying is just talking to God and all the other thoughts that would discourage you from continuing to read this post, I want to tell you you’re probably right.

That’s right, I said you’re right. However the bible teaches us a lot of things regarding prayer and character and I believe once studied these teachings can edify anyone’s prayer life. So while praying is talking to God and we can do so at anytime, building a foundation for our prayer and understanding the true power we can exercise through fervent prayer and a righteous lifestyle can only add to our lives and our relationship with God.

So, with that being said, every other week for the next year as I attend classes I’ll be sharing with you all I have been learning at School of Prayer. I want to encourage you to give your feedback and your views and even ask questions along the way. I’m really excited about this journey and I hope you become just as excited about it with me.

Yesterday’s class we looked at Devotional Prayer. I’m not going to go into depth about the topics (for fear of the posts being too wordy) but I’ll summarize what we covered in each area. If you wish to receive more information on any of the topics covered you can email me at testifywithme@gmail.com and I’ll send you some notes from class.

Ok. Let’s jump right in shall we……………Devotional Prayer

James 5:16 16 Confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.

As devotees of Christ we must understand that we are no better than anyone of our brothers or sisters for we all have faults. It is our duty to pray for each others faults in order to be healed. When the bible speaks about a righteous man it refers to that person’s lifestyle. If we live righteous lifestyles; by following God’s instructions for our lives through the bible and availing ourselves to his will then our prayers will have power and effectiveness. Your lifestyle can have a positive or negative impact on your prayers, that is, it can hinder your prayers or help your prayers. Always remember that your prayer can be no more effective than your lifestyle. 

As we aim to be at that place of righteousness before God we need to understand that whatever dominates your mind controls you. We generally move in the direction of our most dominant thoughts. So be mindful of what you focus your mind on at all times.

Finally Devotional Prayer calls for four things:

1. A specific place

2. A specific time

3. A renewed consecration

4. A prayer list

While praying can be done any where at any time, devotional prayer calls for commitment. As you ponder these thoughts, I leave you with these words of encouragement; you have the power needed to live a righteous life according to God’s will, it’s up to you to avail yourself to it.

 

One of the most dynamic things about Prayer is that it brings change through DIVINE INTERVENTION. 

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Daily Dose – Hold On To Hope

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Proverbs 10:28 The hope of the righteous shall be gladness: but the expectation of the wicked shall perish.

Trusting in Jesus gave you new life and hope for eternity. So how do you respond when life becomes dark and dull? Does hope slip away?

When no obviously great spiritual works are going on, do not assume God has deserted you. Hold on to Him even more firmly and trust.

He will keep His promises.

Truly, what other options do you have? Without Him, hope disappears.

*Everyday Encouragement – Pamela L. Mcquade

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