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JESUS IS THE GREATEST CELEBRITY ALIVE AND HE’S YOUR CLOSEST FRIEND

“And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.” Revelation 19:6

You and I are drawn closer and closer to Jesus as we spend personal time with Him in prayer, meditation and study. And this closeness is special.

He is King of kings, and He is our best friend. How about that!!

Do you appreciate your connection to the most influential person in existence?

I no longer care to follow Hollywood stars or famous politicians. No, because I am close friends with Jesus.

I praise God for this new perspective on life where I relate to other people as either spiritual brothers and sisters or as those who are in need of spiritual help.

You and I can help those in need by showing love to everyone, by providing physical, and emotional support wherever it’s needed, and as people see our good works, they will be led to Jesus by the Holy Spirit.

God has a beautiful plan for you and me.

What say you about God today?

Spiritual Exercise is an important part of my daily regimen, and it should be a part of yours too. If you spend an hour a day doing physical exercise to keep in shape, then why not spend an hour a day doing spiritual exercise? If you spend an hour a day in leisure activities like watching TV, then why not spend an hour a day with God?

Salvation is a one-to-one affair. Family or church worship isn’t enough to form and grow a relationship with God.

So, join me and spend time with God. You’ll love it!

Share this if it has blessed you.

Gerald E. Greene is the author of “Greene’s Bible Study Guide” available at most on-line stores.

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HOW MUCH DO YOU THINK GOD LOVES YOU?

“But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8

This verse is difficult to digest. Difficult to comprehend the full extent of the love of God.

We think we know what love is. We love our children more than anything else, but it pales in comparison to how much God loves us.

God loves you more than you love yourself. Is that surprising?

I praise God for His love for me today. I praise Him to you and the whole world.

What say you about God today?

Spiritual Exercise is an important part of my daily regimen, and it should be a part of yours too. If you spend an hour a day doing physical exercise to keep in shape, then why not spend an hour a day doing spiritual exercise? If you spend an hour a day in leisure activities like watching TV, then why not spend an hour a day with God?

Salvation is a one-to-one affair. Family or church worship isn’t enough to form and grow a relationship with God.

So, join me and spend time with God. You’ll love it!

Share this if it has blessed you.

Gerald E. Greene is the author of “Greene’s Bible Study Guide” available at most on-line stores.

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GOD CAN DO ANYTHING, BUT WHAT ARE YOU ASKING FOR?

“But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26″

Satan is now temporarily the prince of this world, and he does nothing to help the human race. He would even like to see us all die.

But, God loves us and wants His children to come to Him and “know” Him. Then, when we ask, our requests will be sanctified and will agree with what’s best and what God already wants.

Some people ask God for foolish things. Some ask Him for favors while, at the same time, harboring sin in their hearts.

We can and should be honest with God, and share our feelings, however strong. He liked it when King David poured out his heart to Him. So we are encouraged to do the same thing.

So, when we do our daily Spiritual Exercise it prepares our minds and our desires and that’s a good thing.

I praise God to know that He likes me to be myself and to express to Him my true feelings in private.

What say you about God today?

Spiritual Exercise is an important part of my daily regimen, and it should be a part of yours too. If you spend an hour a day doing physical exercise to keep in shape, then why not spend an hour a day doing spiritual exercise? If you spend an hour a day in leisure activities like watching TV, then why not spend an hour a day with God?

Salvation is a one-to-one affair. Family or church worship isn’t enough to form and grow a relationship with God.

So, join me and spend time with God. You’ll love it!

Share this if it has blessed you.

Gerald E. Greene is the author of “Greene’s Bible Study Guide” available at most on-line stores.

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GOD HAS NOT CHANGED AND CAN BE TRUSTED – ARE YOU LIKE HIM YET?

“I am the Lord, I change not” Malachi 3:6

Have you ever worked for someone who constantly changed the rules, or someone who didn’t follow their own rules?

We lose respect for people who change from day to day. Mature and responsible people attempt to change for the better, but resist the irresponsible changes that challenge our respect.

God is perfect and changes not. It gives us great comfort to know of His stability.

We trust Him.

And that causes me to praise even His name. It causes me to cry to Him when I hurt, and praise Him when I rejoice.

What say you about God today?

Spiritual Exercise is an important part of my daily regimen, and it should be a part of yours too. If you spend an hour a day doing physical exercise to keep in shape, then why not spend an hour a day doing spiritual exercise? If you spend an hour a day in leisure activities like watching TV, then why not spend an hour a day with God?

Salvation is a one-to-one affair. Family or church worship isn’t enough to form and grow a relationship with God.

So, join me and spend time with God. You’ll love it!

Share this if it has blessed you.

Gerald E. Greene is the author of “Greene’s Bible Study Guide” available at most on-line stores.

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PONDER INFINITY FOR AWHILE, TASTE IT’S CHALLENGE

“Great is the Lord, and of great power: his understanding is infinite.” Psalm 147:5

I meditate on the greatness of God. I let it challenge my mind – stretch it’s ability to comprehend. I allow it to humble me in the presence of God’s Holy Spirit.

Infinity, of course, is beyond all human capacity to fully understand so we accept it and move on.

But while we are here on earth it is helpful to use it as a tool to embrace the greatness of God.

We can’t see God in person, so we are left to study the universe, and cellular biology – things mega-large and micro-small.

We marvel at the attributes of God and I praise Him for taking the time to love me.

What say you about God today?

Spiritual Exercise is an important part of my daily regimen, and it should be a part of yours too. If you spend an hour a day doing physical exercise to keep in shape, then why not spend an hour a day doing spiritual exercise? If you spend an hour a day in leisure activities like watching TV, then why not spend an hour a day with God?

Salvation is a one-to-one affair. Family or church worship isn’t enough to form and grow a relationship with God.

So, join me and spend time with God. You’ll love it!

Share this if it has blessed you.

Gerald E. Greene is the author of “Greene’s Bible Study Guide” available at most on-line stores.

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WHO DO YOU BELIEVE?

WHO DO YOU BELIEVE?

“The Lord is good to all, and his tender mercies are over all his works.” Psalm 145:9

Some people are upset because they think that God is angry. They read the Old Testament and don’t find the Lord to be very loving.

They think the Lord is vindictive and upset. They think He likes death and approves of massacres.

So, who are we to believe?

Is the psalmist wrong? Is Lucifer right?

I believe that the Lord is merciful. He made some difficult decisions, I’ll admit, but in each of the Old Testament stories I can see a loving God.

I praise God today that the record is clear. For thousands of years people have been able to trust God’s love.

What say you about God today?

Spiritual Exercise is an important part of my daily regimen, and it should be a part of yours too. If you spend an hour a day doing physical exercise to keep in shape, then why not spend an hour a day doing spiritual exercise? If you spend an hour a day in leisure activities like watching TV, then why not spend an hour a day with God?

Salvation is a one-to-one affair. Family or church worship isn’t enough to form and grow a relationship with God.

So, join me and spend time with God. You’ll love it!

Share this if it has blessed you.

Gerald E. Greene is the author of “Greene’s Bible Study Guide” available at most on-line stores.

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PRAISE GOD AGAIN TODAY

“Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.” Psalm 90:2

The human mind finds it impossible to understand infinite time. We can’t comprehend God before He created the physical dimension.

But we do know that prophets have described it for us, so we believe.

As we think on these things it brings into focus the strange act of love whereby God stepped down from His lofty position and became as one of us in the form of Jesus.

He suffered, He was a man of sorrows, He was poor, but He was love personified.

Today as we pray for those families whose loved one’s were murdered in South Carolina, USA, we have faith in our God who will come again and resurrect those lost one’s for eternal life.

I praise God for His unmerited love.

What say you about God today?

Spiritual Exercise is an important part of my daily regimen, and it should be a part of yours too. If you spend an hour a day doing physical exercise to keep in shape, then why not spend an hour a day doing spiritual exercise? If you spend an hour a day in leisure activities like watching TV, then why not spend an hour a day with God?

Salvation is a one-to-one affair. Family or church worship isn’t enough to form and grow a relationship with God.

So, join me and spend time with God. You’ll love it!

Share this if it has blessed you.

Gerald E. Greene is the author of “Greene’s Bible Study Guide” available at most on-line stores.

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RIGHTEOUSNESS FOR YOU

“O Lord God of Israel, thou art righteous.” Ezra 9:15

What does it mean to be righteous? Is it good judgment? or good knowledge? or good intentions?

These are things that bring enjoyment to me as I ponder the attributes of God.

When I think of all He did for people over the ages. How involved He was with Israel. How involved He is with me.

To be righteous is more than human, and yet it is within reach of you and me as we partake of divinity and the righteousness of Christ.

Righteousness is a beautiful thing, and it’s where I want to be. How about you?

I praise God for His righteousness!

What say you about God today?

Spiritual Exercise is an important part of my daily regimen, and it should be a part of yours too. If you spend an hour a day doing physical exercise to keep in shape, then why not spend an hour a day doing spiritual exercise? If you spend an hour a day in leisure activities like watching TV, then why not spend an hour a day with God?

Salvation is a one-to-one affair. Family or church worship isn’t enough to form and grow a relationship with God.

So, join me and spend time with God. You’ll love it!

Share this if it has blessed you.

Gerald E. Greene is the author of “Greene’s Bible Study Guide” available at most on-line stores.

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WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED ABOUT GOD TODAY?

“When the Helper comes, whom I shall send you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He will testify of me.” John 15:26

When we contemplate God throughout the day the Holy Spirit opens to our minds new truth about Jesus and salvation.

The Holy Spirit guides our thoughts and we see loving attributes about God that were unnoticed.

God is immeasurable and beyond description, but encourages us to study Him and spend time with Him in sacred prayer.

The Trinity wants us to know them intimately. They seek our full attention and desire to bless us with their power of influence so we can bear witness to a sinful world.

I praise God for His attention to me, for His love for me, and for His plan for me.

What say you about God today?

Spiritual Exercise is an important part of my daily regimen, and it should be a part of yours too. If you spend an hour a day doing physical exercise to keep in shape, then why not spend an hour a day doing spiritual exercise? If you spend an hour a day in leisure activities like watching TV, then why not spend an hour a day with God?

Salvation is a one-to-one affair. Family or church worship isn’t enough to form and grow a relationship with God.

So, join me and spend time with God. You’ll love it!

Share this if it has blessed you.

Gerald E. Greene is the author of “Greene’s Bible Study Guide” available at most on-line stores.

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WHAT DO YOU TEACH?

“Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost.” Matthew 28:19

Jesus didn’t ask us to teach against stuff. He didn’t tell us to condemn other belief systems.

No, He asked us to talk about how wonderful God is. How our creator loves us and has a way for each person to live forever.

We have something to teach that is positive. It gives hope to a dying world.

People know there is something missing in their life. Non-Christians struggle to find inner peace and Satan has many substitutes that don’t work.

But, we have Jesus and Jesus answers all needs.

Today I pray that I might reveal Jesus in my life, that some other person might be influenced to learn more about Jesus.

I praise God for Jesus, my model and my Saviour.

What say you about God today?

Spiritual Exercise is an important part of my daily regimen, and it should be a part of yours too. If you spend an hour a day doing physical exercise to keep in shape, then why not spend an hour a day doing spiritual exercise? If you spend an hour a day in leisure activities like watching TV, then why not spend an hour a day with God?

Salvation is a one-to-one affair. Family or church worship isn’t enough to form and grow a relationship with God.

So, join me and spend time with God. You’ll love it!

Share this if it has blessed you.

Gerald E. Greene is the author of “Greene’s Bible Study Guide” available at most on-line stores.

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ARE YOU A LOVING PERSON?

ARE YOU A LOVING PERSON?

“He that loveth not knoweth not God, for God is love.” 1 John 4:8

Some religions today feed on judgment and destruction. They truly believe they should behead people who disagree with them.

This behavior doesn’t reflect compassion or love in any way.

God is loving. Even the Lord of the Old Testament was loving – patient with a rebellious people.

So, if you struggle with being a loving person, then you can’t know God, and as you and I get to know Jesus we will begin to change and become like Him.

I want to be like Jesus. It’s my daily desire. How about you?

I praise God for Jesus as my model, someone I can follow.

What say you about God today?

Spiritual Exercise is an important part of my daily regimen, and it should be a part of yours too. If you spend an hour a day doing physical exercise to keep in shape, then why not spend an hour a day doing spiritual exercise? If you spend an hour a day in leisure activities like watching TV, then why not spend an hour a day with God?

Salvation is a one-to-one affair. Family or church worship isn’t enough to form and grow a relationship with God.

So, join me and spend time with God. You’ll love it!

Share this if it has blessed you.

Gerald E. Greene is the author of “Greene’s Bible Study Guide” available at most on-line stores.

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HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW JESUS?

“The Son of God has come and has given us an understanding, that we may know Him who is true.” 1 John 5:20

One of the blessings of life is that we can learn more and more about God through Spiritual Exercise.

To grow through Bible study, prayer and meditation reveals God as the Holy Spirit gives us insight into His glory.

What a beautiful experience is our life as we walk with God in all we do.

I praise Him for His desire for us to know Him and to beome one with the Trinity and partake of devine nature. (see John 17:21 and 2 Peter 1:4)

What say you about God today?

Spiritual Exercise is an important part of my daily regimen, and it should be a part of yours too. If you spend an hour a day doing physical exercise to keep in shape, then why not spend an hour a day doing spiritual exercise? If you spend an hour a day in leisure activities like watching TV, then why not spend an hour a day with God?

Salvation is a one-to-one affair. Family or church worship isn’t enough to form and grow a relationship with God.

So, join me and spend time with God. You’ll love it!

Share this if it has blessed you.

Gerald E. Greene is the author of “Greene’s Bible Study Guide” available at most on-line stores.

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DO YOU BELIEVE?

“Without faith it is impossible to please Him: for he that cometh to God must believe that He is” Hebrews 11:6

As we believe we gain faith. As we proclaim God through our words and works we gain faith.

Oh that my faith might be stronger. Oh that my faith might glorify God and be a blessing to others.

Oh that my faith might influence you to spend more time with God.

I pray for those who are seeking, those who are responding to the pleading of the Holy Spirit.

I praise God today for what little faith I have.

What say you about God today?

Spiritual Exercise is an important part of my daily regimen, and it should be a part of yours too. If you spend an hour a day doing physical exercise to keep in shape, then why not spend an hour a day doing spiritual exercise? If you spend an hour a day in leisure activities like watching TV, then why not spend an hour a day with God?

Salvation is a one-to-one affair. Family or church worship isn’t enough to form and grow a relationship with God.

So, join me and spend time with God. You’ll love it!

Share this if it has blessed you.

Gerald E. Greene is the author of “Greene’s Bible Study Guide” available at most on-line stores.

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GOD READS YOUR THOUGHTS – DO YOU KNOW THAT?

“For I know the things that come into your mind, every one of them.” Ezekiel 11:5

It isn’t that God can read our thoughts, it’s that He does read our thoughts.

I imagine that a bad thought hurts Him just like a bad nerve ending in our body that bring pain into our brain.

In God’s kingdom no one has evil thoughts. It’s a place where everyone tries to help each other, a place where everyone serves each other.

Does is scare you that God reads your thoughts? Or does it give you comfort to know how you suffer?

Does it help to know that you can pray in your mind and God listens?

I praise God that I can communicate with Him any place and under any conditions.

What say you about God today?

Spiritual Exercise is an important part of my daily regimen, and it should be a part of yours too. If you spend an hour a day doing physical exercise to keep in shape, then why not spend an hour a day doing spiritual exercise? If you spend an hour a day in leisure activities like watching TV, then why not spend an hour a day with God?

Salvation is a one-to-one affair. Family or church worship isn’t enough to form and grow a relationship with God.

So, join me and spend time with God. You’ll love it!

Share this if it has blessed you.

Gerald E. Greene is the author of “Greene’s Bible Study Guide” available at most on-line stores.

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Is Your Prayer an Abomination?

“One who turns away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer is an abomination.” Proverbs 28:9

We must listen carefully for the Holy Spirit to make us sensitive to the Word of God, whether it’s through reading His Word, or hearing His messengers.

Just imagine our pride and arrogance preventing our prayers from having any affect.

We need humility and we need to be teachable, don’t you agree?

I praise God for His law that gives me guidance.

What say you about God today?

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Spiritual Exercise is an important part of my daily regimen, and it should be a part of yours too. If you spend an hour a day

doing physical exercise to keep in shape, then why not spend an hour a day doing spiritual exercise? If you spend an hour a day

in leisure activities like watching TV, then why not spend an hour a day with God?

Salvation is a one-to-one affair. Family or church worship isn’t enough to form and grow a relationship with God.

So, join me and spend time with God. You’ll love it!

Share this if it has blessed you.

Spiritual Exercise: What Would I Do Without You?

During my prayer this morning it occurred to me how much “purpose” I receive from God.

Without Him I don’t know who I would be. Without Him my desires would be so different.

St. Peter calls us to “partake of the divine nature,” which redefines our lives from the frivolities of this life to something much more meaningful.

I praise God for this revelation. I praise God for allowing me to come closer to Him through prayer each day.

What say you about God today?

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Spiritual Exercise is an important part of my daily regimen, and it should be a part of yours too. If you spend an hour a day doing physical exercise to keep in shape, then why not spend an hour a day doing spiritual exercise? If you spend an hour a day in leisure activities like watching TV, then why not spend an hour a day with God?

Salvation is a one-to-one affair. Family or church worship isn’t enough to form and grow a relationship with God.

So, join me and spend time with God. You’ll love it!