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GOD’S LAW IS GOOD DOCTRINE – CHECK IT OUT :)

Prov. 3:28 “For I give you good doctrine: Do not forsake my law.”

God’s ways are the best – they are perfect and allow millions of people to live together forever without conflict. Just imagine so many people living in harmony!

No war. No negotiations. No cruelty. No prejudice.

This is what heaven is like, and this is how you and I should be, because we  are already citizens of Heaven.

Spiritual Exercise changes us and prepares us for this loving culture were God rules. I want to be a part of this, don’t you?

We need Daily Spiritual Exercise of prayer, Bible study and meditation.

 

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SPIRITUAL EXERCISE MOVES GOD

John 14:23 “Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words; and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.”

Do you have any idea how wonderful this is?

If we love Jesus, then He and the Father come to us!

This is no small promise. This is a very big deal!

All God has ever asked is that we love Him with all our hearts. And if we do love Him, then we will desire to keep the Ten Commandments.

And if we do love Him, then we will desire Spiritual Exercise of prayer, Bible study and meditation.

It’s that simple. Really, it’s that simple.

I invite you to join me today and begin a new life with Christ.

Please add your comments to this thought at the bottom of this post so others can be blessed through your words also.

You and I can benefit much from studying the life of Jesus. It will give us the same power from the Father that He received. Power that will slowly change our desires to be more pure. Power that will slowly help us to dislike sinful things. When our desires and “likes” change we can be used by God as a sweet aroma to help others.

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. Spiritual Exercises are fun, You’ll love it!

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If Jesus spent all night in prayer then why do we think we need so little?

Jesus would arise early in the morning and go outside and find a place of seclusion to pray. He spent time with the Father and received strength. It allowed Him to resist temptation. It allowed Him to succeed in His mission.

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One Christian’s Thoughts of Halloween (a Sonnet)

A dead tree.
A dead tree.

I have a dilemma about Halloween,
with neighbors and children obsessing of death,
while worshiping zombies that breathe a cold breath,
as costumes make fright with a skeletal scene.
Their clothing and makeup reminds of a fiend,
where masks have evolved for the worse, I confess,
with death and the devil conveying distress
to places of horror where demons convene.
Does no one consider the cost and outcome,
or ever look forward, the future to see
enraptured attention devoid of remorse?
Hell-fire and damnation draw thoughts away from
things healthy and holy that spawn purity.

To honor the saints is a better choice, of course!

Gerald E. Greene is a spiritual coach and writer
Copyright 2016 by Gerald E. Greene, all rights reserved

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GOD’S LOVE PERFECTED IN US

1 John 4:12 “No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.”

How can this be?

Angels marvel when they see a sinner repent and when they see one of us become born again.

This process reveals in the highest sense the love of God because without His power we would have no faith.

The Father gives us His power to begin the process of repentance and then the Holy Spirit ministers to us and we take the next step.

Only by the love of Jesus can we enjoy salvation, and this salvation leads to zeal and a burden for the salvation of others.

We never sit still because our love that is nurtured by God’s love looks constantly to be of service and to be shared.

It seems wrong to think that God’s love is perfected in us, but it is true nonetheless.

I praise God for this love that is poured out upon us.

What say you about God today?

MySpiritualExerciseSmallYou and I can benefit much from studying the life of Jesus. It will give us the same power from the Father that He received. Power that will slowly change our desires to be more pure. Power that will slowly help us to dislike sinful things. When our desires and “likes” change we can be used by God as a sweet aroma to help others.

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. Spiritual Exercises are fun, You’ll love it!

Follow me on Twitter @geraldegreene

Make me a FRIEND or FOLLOW me on Facebook if this has blessed you.

If Jesus spent all night in prayer then why do we think we need so little?

Jesus would arise early in the morning and go outside and find a place of seclusion to pray. He spent time with the Father and received strength. It allowed Him to resist temptation. It allowed Him to succeed in His mission.

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ARE YOU AIMING TOO LOW?

2 Peter 1:4 “be partakers of the divine nature”

This is a small part of my daily prayer.

Do you realize what a big deal this is? Peter is telling us to get so close to God that we partake of His divine nature.

All I can say is that most of us aim too low.

Instead of just trying to be good, we should be trying to be like God Himself!!!

This is huge!

I don’t know about you, but this is an invitation that I don’t want to miss, so I pray for this every morning.

God wants us to be like Him not because He want it, but because it will make everyone happier. It will make everyone wiser and it will result in a life with a lot less problems.

I praise God for this wise counsel and I pray that you will join Peter and be a partake of divine nature.

What say you about God today?

MySpiritualExerciseSmallYou and I can benefit much from studying the life of Jesus. It will give us the same power from the Father that He received. Power that will slowly change our desires to be more pure. Power that will slowly help us to dislike sinful things. When our desires and “likes” change we can be used by God as a sweet aroma to help others.

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. Spiritual Exercises are fun, You’ll love it!

Follow me on Twitter @geraldegreene

Make me a FRIEND or FOLLOW me on Facebook if this has blessed you.

If Jesus spent all night in prayer then why do we think we need so little?

Jesus would arise early in the morning and go outside and find a place of seclusion to pray. He spent time with the Father and received strength. It allowed Him to resist temptation. It allowed Him to succeed in His mission.

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GOD WILL CHANGE YOU, IF . .

Heb 10:26 “For if we sin willfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins.”

This is a sobering statement. One that bears repeating from time to time.

Confession is one thing but to willfully sin, is quite another. But we might do this more often than we realize. We might have addictions and weaknesses.

This is why confession needs to be accompanied by contrition. We need to be truly sorry for our behavior when it is non-complaint with God.

But there is another way, and that is to spend more time with God in Spiritual Exercise, and then our desires will change over time. This is a miraculous power that God provides you and me.

To willfully sin demonstrates our deep desire for what is not good, and God can help us change these desires.

I praise God for His help in our hour of need.

What say you about God today?

MySpiritualExerciseSmallYou and I can benefit much from studying the life of Jesus. It will give us the same power from the Father that He received. Power that will slowly change our desires to be more pure. Power that will slowly help us to dislike sinful things. When our desires and “likes” change we can be used by God as a sweet aroma to help others.

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. Spiritual Exercises are fun, You’ll love it!

Follow me on Twitter @geraldegreene

Make me a FRIEND or FOLLOW me on Facebook if this has blessed you.

If Jesus spent all night in prayer then why do we think we need so little?

Jesus would arise early in the morning and go outside and find a place of seclusion to pray. He spent time with the Father and received strength. It allowed Him to resist temptation. It allowed Him to succeed in His mission.

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WHAT’S IN YOUR HEART TODAY?

Everyone agrees that this means that those people have changed and that sin no longer is in their life. They behave just like Jesus. They no longer are tempted by sinful ideas and actions.

Men like these understand that pornography is just naked women being abused by greedy men. Men like these understand that alcohol is just chemicals destroying the body. Men like these understand that loving relationships are more important than material possessions.

Women like these understand that our security is in Jesus Christ and not a large house and lots of clothes. Women like these understand that loving relationships are more important than social standing or climbing the ladder of success.

When we perform our Spiritual Exercise daily we begin to change because we are spending time in the presence of Jesus.

Our desires change and what we once thought attractive now seems distant and unimportant.

Instead of wanting material things of this world, we are more interested in loving relationships.

I praise God for this change that takes place in His people’s hearts.

What say you about God today?

MySpiritualExerciseSmallYou and I can benefit much from studying the life of Jesus. It will give us the same power from the Father that He received. Power that will slowly change our desires to be more pure. Power that will slowly help us to dislike sinful things. When our desires and “likes” change we can be used by God as a sweet aroma to help others.

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. Spiritual Exercises are fun, You’ll love it!

Follow me on Twitter @geraldegreene

Make me a FRIEND or FOLLOW me on Facebook if this has blessed you.

If Jesus spent all night in prayer then why do we think we need so little?

Jesus would arise early in the morning and go outside and find a place of seclusion to pray. He spent time with the Father and received strength. It allowed Him to resist temptation. It allowed Him to succeed in His mission.

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DO YOU GET IT?

Heb 3:14 “For we are made partakers of Christ”

Peter says we should partake of God’s divine nature, and Paul says we can partake of Christ. I think these two statements mean the same thing. Through Spiritual Exercise we can become more and more like Jesus. We can develop His character and come closer and closer to God and become truly spiritual and holy beings.

It is our calling, our destiny to be holy – a holiness that is humble and meek, a holiness that resembles God Himself.

You might be holy and not even realize it. You might feel your needs and receive power to overcome from the Father, and not realize that your outward life is truly holy.

Our relationship with Jesus provides us with power and the closer to Him we come, the more power we receive.

It is a wonderful gift.

I praise God for the daily help that He gives to us.

What say you about God today?

MySpiritualExerciseSmallYou and I can benefit much from studying the life of Jesus. It will give us the same power from the Father that He received. Power that will slowly change our desires to be more pure. Power that will slowly help us to dislike sinful things. When our desires and “likes” change we can be used by God as a sweet aroma to help others.

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. Spiritual Exercises are fun, You’ll love it!

Follow me on Twitter @geraldegreene

Make me a FRIEND or FOLLOW me on Facebook if this has blessed you.

If Jesus spent all night in prayer then why do we think we need so little?

Jesus would arise early in the morning and go outside and find a place of seclusion to pray. He spent time with the Father and received strength. It allowed Him to resist temptation. It allowed Him to succeed in His mission.

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YOU CAN BE HOLY TOO

1 Thess 4:7 “For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness.”

So many of us ignore this simple fact that we are called to be holy.

You are called by God to be holy. Do you understand this?

This is not a mistake and this is not an idea that is extreme. This is mainstream Christianity – you are called by God to be holy.

Think about this today. Meditate on this today. Consider this throughout your day.

Pray about this and what it means to be holy.

Holiness is our calling and we need to come to terms with the idea.

I praise God for this request that will bring us closer to Him through Spiritual Exercise.

What say you about God today?

MySpiritualExerciseSmallYou and I can benefit much from studying the life of Jesus. It will give us the same power from the Father that He received. Power that will slowly change our desires to be more pure. Power that will slowly help us to dislike sinful things. When our desires and “likes” change we can be used by God as a sweet aroma to help others.

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. Spiritual Exercises are fun, You’ll love it!

Follow me on Twitter @geraldegreene

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SALVATION IS SERIOUS BUSINESS

Phill 2:12-13 “Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.”

This is serious business with eternal consequences.

The bottom line is real and this provides us with motivation to become spiritual and we know the path to spirituality is through a relationship with Jesus.

This might seem contrary or even confusing, but it is a simple process as we come to Jesus in prayer through the Father.

We can even talk directly to Jesus as He is our best friend who gave His life that we might be saved.

This may be serious business, but Spiritual Exercise removes all stress and replaces it with inner peace.

I praise God for this inner peace that is impossible to understand but a joy to experience.

What say you about God today?

MySpiritualExerciseSmallYou and I can benefit much from studying the life of Jesus. It will give us the same power from the Father that He received. Power that will slowly change our desires to be more pure. Power that will slowly help us to dislike sinful things. When our desires and “likes” change we can be used by God as a sweet aroma to help others.

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. Spiritual Exercises are fun, You’ll love it!

Follow me on Twitter @geraldegreene

Make me a FRIEND or FOLLOW me on Facebook if this has blessed you.

If Jesus spent all night in prayer then why do we think we need so little?

Jesus would arise early in the morning and go outside and find a place of seclusion to pray. He spent time with the Father and received strength. It allowed Him to resist temptation. It allowed Him to succeed in His mission.

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THE BIBLE DOES NOT HAVE ALL THE ANSWERS

THE BIBLE DOES NOT HAVE ALL THE ANSWERS

Phill 1:9-11 “And this I pray, That ye may approve things that are excellent:

The apostle Paul tells us that we have the authority to approve or disapprove, and, of course, we only approve things which are good and are consistent with God’s Word.

We use Scripture as a guide, so women use electric hair dryers and men use power tools even though they are not mentioned in the Bible.

Prudent decisions are made by God’s people each and every day. We are empowered to do this and it adds flavor and variety to our lives.

We live life with a confidence that Jesus had because each day we begin with a direct connection with God through Spiritual Exercise.

This process will reform the Christian church and I invite you to taste it’s beauty.

I praise God for this freedom of judgment.

What say you about God today?

MySpiritualExerciseSmallYou and I can benefit much from studying the life of Jesus. It will give us the same power from the Father that He received. Power that will slowly change our desires to be more pure. Power that will slowly help us to dislike sinful things. When our desires and “likes” change we can be used by God as a sweet aroma to help others.

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. Spiritual Exercises are fun, You’ll love it!

Follow me on Twitter @geraldegreene

Make me a FRIEND or FOLLOW me on Facebook if this has blessed you.

If Jesus spent all night in prayer then why do we think we need so little?

Jesus would arise early in the morning and go outside and find a place of seclusion to pray. He spent time with the Father and received strength. It allowed Him to resist temptation. It allowed Him to succeed in His mission.

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OUR CALLING IS TO LOVE

OUR CALLING IS TO LOVE

Phillipians 1:9-11 “And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment:

The people in church really need to be full of love in every way.

There are cities in this world where most people think that churches are bad places, places full of hypocrites. The word “church” for them is a bad word.

Only you and I can counter the effects of hypocrisy. We can be like Jesus and love everyone regardless of their sins. We don’t need to endorse sin, or encourage it, but we live in a sinful world.

Jesus confronted the church leaders, but for the followers He demonstrated love and encouraged them to become like Him.

We should be spiritual people who are sensitive and caring of others. We should show only love to others.

While some are more interested in politics than God, we, on Facebook, have an opportunity to provide some balance.

Yes, we vote and are forced to make decisions regarding who to support, but our first love should be for suffering and/or people who don’t know or understand God.

I praise God that you and I can be used to bring others into a relationship with Jesus.

What say you about God today?

MySpiritualExerciseSmallYou and I can benefit much from studying the life of Jesus. It will give us the same power from the Father that He received. Power that will slowly change our desires to be more pure. Power that will slowly help us to dislike sinful things. When our desires and “likes” change we can be used by God as a sweet aroma to help others.

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. Spiritual Exercises are fun, You’ll love it!

Follow me on Twitter @geraldegreene

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WHAT IS YOUR CHURCH LIKE?

Eph 5:27 “That it (the church) should be holy and without blemish.”

This is a call for corporate holiness, not just individual holiness.

Wouldn’t it be great if entire churches were holy – were fully connected to God through the Holy Spirit.

We are so weak and distracted with the issues of the world that we fail to be the spiritual people we want to be in our hearts.

Oh that we could, would love God with ALL our hearts!

Just imagine how different things would be if our churches were full of holy people!

But you and I can make a difference. All of our Social Media posts should edify the church and not tear it down. We should help each other.

I praise God for the work of the Lord’s apostles who built the church and I praise God for the part we have to play.

What say you about God today?

MySpiritualExerciseSmallYou and I can benefit much from studying the life of Jesus. It will give us the same power from the Father that He received. Power that will slowly change our desires to be more pure. Power that will slowly help us to dislike sinful things. When our desires and “likes” change we can be used by God as a sweet aroma to help others.

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. Spiritual Exercises are fun, You’ll love it!

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BEING A CHRISTIAN HAS BENEFITS

Eph 3:16-19 “That ye might be filled with the fullness of God.”

This is a miracle that we experience each and every day. This is something that can be ignored or it can be cherished.

To be filled with the fullness of God brings peace to the soul and it delivers a confidence that we are here for a reason and have a special calling.

We become changed as we love others more and love God even more with all our heart.

Each day is a new beginning with the Lord and I invite you to taste it with me today.

I praise God for this special blessing that brings us closer and closer to Him.

What say you about God today?

MySpiritualExerciseSmallYou and I can benefit much from studying the life of Jesus. It will give us the same power from the Father that He received. Power that will slowly change our desires to be more pure. Power that will slowly help us to dislike sinful things. When our desires and “likes” change we can be used by God as a sweet aroma to help others.

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. Spiritual Exercises are fun, You’ll love it!

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HOW ABOUT POSSESING THE MIND OF CHRIST?

        Philippians 2:5
“Have this mind in you, which was also in Christ Jesus.”

That’s what I want! Don’t you?

The mind is the
faculty of a human being’s
reasoning and thoughts.

God made us perfect but because of the sin our mind,everyone of us, is debased and degraded.

From a logical standpoint- we don’t reason as we are supposed to .

Our thoughts are evil continually.

But if Christ possessed  a perfect mind, then it must be chance for each one of us to posses it.

Through Daily Bible study,Prayer and meditation the mind of Christ is promised.

I thank God that my weak mind is transformable into a strong mind of Christ.
What say you about God today?

You and I can benefit much from studying the life of Jesus. It will give us the same power from the Father that He received. Power that will slowly change our desires to be more pure. Power that will slowly help us to dislike sinful things. When our desires and “likes” change we can be used by God as a sweet aroma to help others.

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. Spiritual Exercises are fun, You’ll love it!

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GET EXTRA STRENGTH TODAY TO HELP YOU

Eph 3:16-19 “That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;”

This is what I want.

I want to be stronger inside. I want my mind to have clarity and determination regarding my natural evil desires.

We are born with weakness. We are created with natural tendancies to desire things that are not good.

While some gamble others use drugs. While some gossip others overeat.

We cannot, of our own strength, resist.

But God will give us strength as we partake of His divine nature through Spiritual Exercise.

I praise God for this extra strength

What say you about God today?

MySpiritualExerciseSmallYou and I can benefit much from studying the life of Jesus. It will give us the same power from the Father that He received. Power that will slowly change our desires to be more pure. Power that will slowly help us to dislike sinful things. When our desires and “likes” change we can be used by God as a sweet aroma to help others.

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. Spiritual Exercises are fun, You’ll love it!

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YOU ARE A SAINT; DID YOU KNOW THAT?

Eph 1:1 “Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the saints which are at Ephesus”

Paul called the believers in Ephesus saints.

Today we tend to reserve this word for people who had a special life that included great works for God, but the Bible says different.

You and I are indeed saints, and our Spiritual Exercise keeps us in that category.

When we walk daily with Jesus we are lifted up and become new creatures. We are given new strength and we act with grace and intelligence and act like saints.

We are co-laborers with God for the souls of women and men and children.

To be a saint is to be close to God, and that is our calling.

I praise God today for desiring us to be close to Him.

What say you about God today?

MySpiritualExerciseSmallYou and I can benefit much from studying the life of Jesus. It will give us the same power from the Father that He received. Power that will slowly change our desires to be more pure. Power that will slowly help us to dislike sinful things. When our desires and “likes” change we can be used by God as a sweet aroma to help others.

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. Spiritual Exercises are fun, You’ll love it!

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THIS THOUGHT WILL IMPROVE OUR DAY

Gal 5:25 “If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.”

This is also called “walking the talk.” It is a consistent life where our behavior reflects our speech.

We cannot hide our heart. It is always revealed in our actions and if we pretend to be loving, while our heart remains selfish, we will be seen as a hypocrite.

I believe that as we walk in the Spirit that all our troubles are put out of our mind, and we are free with Christ to do our appointed duties.

This changes everything and relieves us of all stress.

I praise God for this wonderful daily walk in the presence of His grace.

What say you about God today?

MySpiritualExerciseSmallYou and I can benefit much from studying the life of Jesus. It will give us the same power from the Father that He received. Power that will slowly change our desires to be more pure. Power that will slowly help us to dislike sinful things. When our desires and “likes” change we can be used by God as a sweet aroma to help others.

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. Spiritual Exercises are fun, You’ll love it!

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ALL THIS GOOD STUFF IS FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT

Gal 5:22-23 “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.”

Remember, this is “fruit” and not something we need to force ourselves to do out of guilty feelings.

If we try to force ourselves we will fail. It is only when we come close to Jesus that the Father gives us added power and our lives reflect the character of God.

All of our energy should firstly go toward Jesus, and then we will see things differently, and then we can be a blessing to others around us.

This is a wonderful plan that helps us to help others. And yet we so often fail to do our part and wander away from our Lord.

Sometimes our Bibles collect dust and we wonder why our life is so fruitless.

Come to Jesus this week with Bible study, prayer and meditation and things will begin to change.

I praise God for this plan for us to follow.

What say you about God today?

MySpiritualExerciseSmallYou and I can benefit much from studying the life of Jesus. It will give us the same power from the Father that He received. Power that will slowly change our desires to be more pure. Power that will slowly help us to dislike sinful things. When our desires and “likes” change we can be used by God as a sweet aroma to help others.

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. Spiritual Exercises are fun, You’ll love it!

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PRAISE GOD FOR NEWNESS :)

2 Cor 5:17 “Therefore if any man be in Christ, . . . behold, all things are become new.”

Who doesn’t like new?

This morning as I write these words, I am a new man. My soiled record of yesterday is erased, and I am born again.

How refreshing!

As you read this, I pray that you are experiencing the same thoughts as me with the same peace in your heart.

I praise God for this renewal.

What say you about God today?

MySpiritualExerciseSmallYou and I can benefit much from studying the life of Jesus. It will give us the same power from the Father that He received. Power that will slowly change our desires to be more pure. Power that will slowly help us to dislike sinful things. When our desires and “likes” change we can be used by God as a sweet aroma to help others.

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. Spiritual Exercises are fun, You’ll love it!

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THIS IS ALSO MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE TRAGIC NEWS FROM FRANCE

2 Cor 4:16 “the inward man is renewed day by day.”

Each day when we begin with our Spiritual Exercise, we are born again and our life is renewed.

Our sins are forgiven, and the record is clean. All of yesterday’s issues and failures are gone, as if they never happened.

We are renewed.

There is no guilt, there is no thought of the negative.

We are renewed.

We think only of the positive. We think about Jesus and the sayings of Jesus and the actions of Jesus.

We are renewed.

I praise God for Jesus and for renewal.

What say you about God today?

MySpiritualExerciseSmallYou and I can benefit much from studying the life of Jesus. It will give us the same power from the Father that He received. Power that will slowly change our desires to be more pure. Power that will slowly help us to dislike sinful things. When our desires and “likes” change we can be used by God as a sweet aroma to help others.

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. Spiritual Exercises are fun, You’ll love it!

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INCREASE YOUR WISDOM MORE AND MORE

1 Cor 1:30 “But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom”

This is exciting news for as we come closer and closer to Jesus, our minds are affected and we receive the wisdom of God.

We think with a new clarity and our judgment and discernment is more accurate.

This is a real blessing that helps us in our secular work at our place of employment.

This is a real blessing that helps us with our family and our brothers and sisters in Christ.

If you and I become smarter and add to that a burden for souls and a little zeal, we can become more useful for our Lord.

I praise God for Jesus and for His willingness to help us.

What say you about God today?

MySpiritualExerciseSmallYou and I can benefit much from studying the life of Jesus. It will give us the same power from the Father that He received. Power that will slowly change our desires to be more pure. Power that will slowly help us to dislike sinful things. When our desires and “likes” change we can be used by God as a sweet aroma to help others.

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. Spiritual Exercises are fun, You’ll love it!

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HAVE NO FEAR TODAY, GOD IS YOUR DEAREST FRIEND

Rom 8:15-17 “For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.”

This is very good news.

Many Christians actually are afraid of God. They truly believe that He is angry with them for being sinners, and this is very sad.

God loves these people more than you or I love our own children, and yet they are afraid of Him.

Not only does God love us, but He wants us to believe and act as though we are royal children, because we really are!

You are a Prince or Princess and are destined to spend eternity as a member of the royal household of God.

You are already a part of the inner circle.

I praise God for this great love that has no bounds.

What say you about God today?

MySpiritualExerciseSmallYou and I can benefit much from studying the life of Jesus. It will give us the same power from the Father that He received. Power that will slowly change our desires to be more pure. Power that will slowly help us to dislike sinful things. When our desires and “likes” change we can be used by God as a sweet aroma to help others.

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. Spiritual Exercises are fun, You’ll love it!

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SPIRITUAL EXERCISE WILL CHANGE YOUR MIND

Rom 8:6 “To be spiritually minded is life and peace.”

This is it! This is where I want to be – Spiritually Minded. How about you?

When we are spiritually minded then we are really living. Life is full of inner peace and true pleasure.

We can relax in the arms of Jesus and we can carry on our business with confidence and with assurance that we are okay and it’s what we should be doing.

I love this stability of mind that Jesus gives. I love the guidance of the Holy Spirit in all I do.

Don’t you feel the same way?

I praise God today for these words from our friend, the apostle Paul.

What say you about God today?

MySpiritualExerciseSmallYou and I can benefit much from studying the life of Jesus. It will give us the same power from the Father that He received. Power that will slowly change our desires to be more pure. Power that will slowly help us to dislike sinful things. When our desires and “likes” change we can be used by God as a sweet aroma to help others.

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. Spiritual Exercises are fun, You’ll love it!

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MAY YOU HAVE INNER PEACE TODAY :)

John 16:33 “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace.

While the world crumbles around us, we can remain untouched.

I am distressed by the angst expressed by so many Christians regarding politics and injustice.

Yes, it’s okay to say your opinion, but when it reveals a lack of inner peace, then it crosses a line and compromises that person’s sphere of influence for God.

An angry person will find it difficult to show love.

An angry person doesn’t appear to be sensitive and caring.

There is enough anger everywhere else, so we can express our concern and opinion, but then we can share the love of God and assure others that there is for us an eternity of life with God where there will be no sin.

This inner peace that Jesus speaks of is a beautiful thing. It not only changes what we say, but how we carry ourselves.

I pray that you will have this peace today, and I praise God for providing it to us through the Holy Spirit as we do our daily Spiritual Exercise.

What say you about God today?

MySpiritualExerciseSmallYou and I can benefit much from studying the life of Jesus. It will give us the same power from the Father that He received. Power that will slowly change our desires to be more pure. Power that will slowly help us to dislike sinful things. When our desires and “likes” change we can be used by God as a sweet aroma to help others.

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. Spiritual Exercises are fun, You’ll love it!

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BEARING FRUIT FOR THE LORD IS NATURAL AND BEAUTIFUL

John 15:5 “He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit.”

This is a miracle!

As you and I draw closer and closer to Jesus, the Holy Spirit brings people into our lives in order for us to help them.

People who are searching for God will find us and we can share with them the good news of a peaceful heart and of the love of the Father.

Our fruit will be new relationships with new friends that brings to them the joy of the Lord.

This fruit will also encourage us to spend even more time in Spiritual Exercise as these benefits increase.

God wants to bless us, but He is constrained by our weakness, so we must become stronger as we spend more and more time with Him each day.

I praise God for Jesus and how He uses my relationship with Him to help me and to help others.

What say you about God today?

MySpiritualExerciseSmallYou and I can benefit much from studying the life of Jesus. It will give us the same power from the Father that He received. Power that will slowly change our desires to be more pure. Power that will slowly help us to dislike sinful things. When our desires and “likes” change we can be used by God as a sweet aroma to help others.

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. Spiritual Exercises are fun, You’ll love it!

If Jesus spent all night in prayer than why do we think we need so little?

Jesus would arise early in the morning and go outside and find a place of seclusion to pray. He spent time with the Father and received strength. It allowed Him to resist temptation. It allowed Him to succeed in His mission.

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ARE YOU BEING REFINED WITH SUFFERING?

Isa 48:10 “Behold, I have refined thee, but not with silver, I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction.”

We can benefit with affliction.

This is difficult for us to endure and it is difficult for us to understand, but it is true, nonetheless.

We suffer sometimes, and it is not fun. It is a lonely place, but if we look, we can sense the presence of God who helps us to overcome.

If we partake of God’s divine nature, then we can rejoice when we suffer because that is the time when certain temptations have no power.

As we suffer for Christ we are naturally drawn closer to Him, and we benefit from this.

But even when we don’t suffer we should achieve this closeness, this unity with God that changes our evil desires.

I praise God today for those faithful ones who are suffering and who are comforted by the Holy Spirit, and I pray for them.

What say you about God today?

MySpiritualExerciseSmallYou and I can benefit much from studying the life of Jesus. It will give us the same power from the Father that He received. Power that will slowly change our desires to be more pure. Power that will slowly help us to dislike sinful things. When our desires and “likes” change we can be used by God as a sweet aroma to help others.

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. Spiritual Exercises are fun, You’ll love it!

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OUR WALK WITH GOD TODAY SHOULD BE DELIGHTFUL :)

Ps 40:8 “I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart.”

The psalmist reached the point where he delighted to do the things the Holy Spirit prompted.

He loved being close to God. He loved to help others. He loved to talk with and about God.

He also comments that the law of God is now inside his heart. He has come so close to God, that his inner desires are consistent with the goodness of our Lord.

This is a wonderful place to be, and it just emphasizes for us that it is possible for us to reach.

David sinned, but repented and came closer and closer to God, and we can do the same thing.

I praise God for loving you and me.

What say you about God today?

MySpiritualExerciseSmallYou and I can benefit much from studying the life of Jesus. It will give us the same power from the Father that He received. Power that will slowly change our desires to be more pure. Power that will slowly help us to dislike sinful things. When our desires and “likes” change we can be used by God as a sweet aroma to help others.

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. Spiritual Exercises are fun, You’ll love it!

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THIS IS MY PRAYER TODAY

Ps 19:12 “Cleanse thou me from secret faults.”

One of the things that I enjoy about my relationship with God is that I know He understands me. He really understands me.

I can talk to Him about secret things and know that He can be trusted.

I can find relief of my defective condition with His comforting love.

My secret faults can be overcome by the additional power given to me by God as I come closer to Him.

Spiritual Exercise changes my desires and makes them easier to conquer by the power from the Father.

I praise God for loving me this much.

What say you about God today?

MySpiritualExerciseSmallYou and I can benefit much from studying the life of Jesus. It will give us the same power from the Father that He received. Power that will slowly change our desires to be more pure. Power that will slowly help us to dislike sinful things. When our desires and “likes” change we can be used by God as a sweet aroma to help others.

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. Spiritual Exercises are fun, You’ll love it!

Amen(0) (0)