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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!

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HOW DO YOU RELATE TO JESUS TODAY?

James 5:13 “Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms.”

I love this.

When I’m feeling afflicted either spiritually or physically I turn to God in prayer.

And when I’m feeling good, then I sing praises to God.

What a lovely contrast that reveals how we relate to God and today I’m feeling good and praise Him in song.

How about you?

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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YES, GOD IS GREAT, BUT HOW GREAT IS THAT?

Zeph 3:17 “The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty. .”

For the past two weeks I have been meditating on this thought.

I am reading a biography of Martin Luther and he once said that if you could mentally grasp and understand the miracle of a kernel of wheat and how it grows, if you could see and understand the glorious creation of God, it would be fatal.

Remember how it would have been fatal for Moses to see the glory of the Lord on Mt. Sinai?

I believe what Luther is saying is that it is also fatal to mentally approach the glory of the Lord.

You might also want to meditate on this thought and let it recalibrate the glory of God in your mind.

Our weak minds sometimes bring God down to our level, but as we study nature, God’s glory is elevated to its rightful position.

I praise God today for so many things, but the greatest is His love.

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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REMEMBER TO SING WITH GLADNESS!

Jer 31:7 “For thus saith the Lord; Sing with gladness. . .”

Our singing should brighten our day and should have medicinal properties.

Singing about God raises our spirits and brings us closer to Jesus.

So, if you are suffering today or if you are depressed, then test the Lord and sing a song about God, but remember to sing with gladness.

I praise God again today for caring about you and me and our happiness.

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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MORE PRAISES TO GOD

Isa 51:11 “Therefore the redeemed of the Lord shall return, and come with singing unto Zion; and everlasting joy shall be upon their head: they shall obtain gladness and joy; and sorrow and mourning shall flee away.”

The redeemed of the Lord will be singing, so this is not just something we do on a sinful planet.

They will be singing with joy and gladness in a place of perfection. They will have peace and no sickness.

They will be happy!

They will see Jesus!

I praise God for this plan of salvation that delivers us from the grasp of Satan and I praise Him for the benefits of 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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SING PRAISES TO GOD

Isa 42:10 “Sing unto the Lord a new song”

This gives us the authority to create new music as the Holy Spirit guides us and as we grow in Christ.

We change from day-to-day and our feelings evolve and it is good that our music changes with us.

It is fun and a blessing to be creative and express our new feelings for God in music.

We don’t need to be expert musicians to pen a few words about God’s glory.

We don’t need to be the best poet to describe how much we love God.

Yes, we can rejoice in the Lord with our own words and tunes.

I praise God today as never before.

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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I’M HUMMING A TUNE IN PRAISE OF GOD AS I WRITE THIS

Ps 7:17 “I will praise the Lord according to his righteousness: and will sing praise to the name of the Lord most high.” (Do you know there are 60 references in the Psalms to singing.)

Notice that in the Bible the references to singing are all about God.

I’ve noticed that many religious songs today seem to pay more attention to “me” than to God. Some of these songs are very self-centered and leave me dissatisfied.

When we worship it is good to praise God, our Creator and our Redeemer who loves us, and who suffered for us.

This type of praise music is never tiring and there are many hymns that stand the test of time and we sing them over and over because of their words and melodies.

Music is a component of my daily Spiritual Exercise, and I encourage you to make it yours also.

I praise God for spiritual music.

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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PLEASE, TALK ABOUT GOD TODAY :)

1 Chron 16:9 “. . . talk ye of all his wondrous works.”

Yes, we are instructed to talk to each other about God. Each one of us sees God in different ways.

We love to watch young animals in the barnyard, or baby pets as they discover the world around them.

We love to see flowers bloom.

We love to interact with babies who are learning to talk.

We see the work of God in so many places and it brings joy to our hearts when we talk about how great and wonderful and loving God is.

I praise Him as I write these words.

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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DO YOU SUPPORT MUSIC IN YOUR CHURCH?

1 Chron 15:16 “And David spake to the chief of the Levites to appoint their brethren to be the singers with instruments of musick, psalteries and harps and cymbals, sounding, by lifting up the voice with joy.”

Levites received the tithe from the people and they were fincially supported in this manner.

Some churches today expect their musicians to volunteer all of their services, but the Bible demonstrates that it is proper to pay them, just as the pastor, or priest is paid.

Music is an important component of worship and the church needs to support it and nurture it to be as good as it can be.

Music, to me, glues the worship service together and sweetens it.

I praise God for music.

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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SING TO GOD TODAY AND GET HAPPY :)

2 Sam 22:50 “Therefore I will give thanks unto thee, O Lord, among the heathen, and I will sing praises unto thy name.”

King David sang praises to the name of the Lord. He was a musician, and loved to sing.

It is good to sing about God throughout the day because it lifts us up and increases our happiness.

Praising God is a joyful thing to do and opens our hearts so the Holy Spirit can guide.

I praise God today for music and how it feeds my soul.

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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I LOVE MUSIC AND MAYBE MOSES DID TOO :)

Ex 15:1 “Then sang Moses and the children of Israel this song unto the Lord,”

Isn’t it interesting that people have been singing to God for thousands of years?

I can just imagine how they felt because singing creates emotions within me, especially when I’m singing with a large group of people.

It is good to listen to people singing to the Lord and it always blesses me.

In the morning, when I complete my Spiritual Exercise, a song seems appropriate and blesses me even more.

Just imagine how life would be without music!

I praise God today for music and how it feeds my soul.

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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WHILE WE’RE TALKING ABOUT PRAYER. . .

1 Thess 5:17 “Pray without ceasing.”

Prayer throughout the day keeps us connected with God.

It’s our life line.

It moves us closer and closer to Jesus and softens our hearts.

Our days are filled with events that tend to harden us, but prayer throughout the day overcomes this worldly power.

I praise God for hearing my/our prayers.

What say you about God and prayer 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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PRAY LOTS TODAY

Acts 6:4 “But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word.”

Even when we are doing our work, we can silently pray in small prayers. We can stay connected to God.

When I was a manager for a business, I admit this was difficult because I was concentrating so much on what I was doing, and in so many meetings and reading so many reports.

You might have a similar situation, but there are always times when walking from one place to another, from one room to another that the mind can turn to God with a short prayer.

Our prayers when going to and from work, and our walking outside in the morning or evening can become a time of silent prayer.

I encourage you to make prayer a priority today.

I also encourage you to make a comment below this post as an encouragement to someone else.

Praise God for prayer. Praise God for listening and loving us.

What say you about God and prayer 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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IF YOU ARE SUFFERING, THEN READ THIS MESSAGE FROM JESUS

Luke 9:23 “And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.”

It’s not that Jesus doesn’t care, or that He is ignoring you if you suffer.

No, it’s because you have been chosen for a special responsibility to suffer for Jesus with dignity.

You have been chosen to be a special ambassador for God today and if you bear this burden and allow God’s glory to shine through your life, then it is a beautiful thing.

I pray for you and all who suffer for Christ today.

And I praise God for those with large amounts of faith who bear these burdens for 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!

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ARE YOU GROWING IN CHRIST – STILL?

2 Peter 3:18 “But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

Here are words of encouragement for us to grow. We should not be satisfied with the status quo, but should dive into the Word of God and learn more of His wonderful character.

As we study the Gospels we glean more information about Jesus each and every time. It’s an amazing process that brings us closer and closer to Jesus.

But growing in grace, is a miracle that the Holy Spirit gives to us as we draw close to God through prayer, meditation and Bible study.

Join me today and partake of God’s divine nature as a result of Spiritual Exercise.

I praise God for the gift of grace and His robe of righteousness that covers our sinful nature.

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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ARE YOU GROWING IN CHRIST?

1 Peter 2:2 “As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:”

We begin as babes in Jesus Christ, and then we grow as did the apostles, and then as we grow we change from milk to solid food.

Bible study works the same way as we begin with the basics of Jesus and the Ten Commandments and grow from there to deeper understandings of God and His ways.

It is my observation that too many Christians are not growing, but are standing still.

Christian growth brings many rewards that are interior – things like an inner peace that cannot be described.

Our lives should grow to the point where our main interests are heavenly and all earthly things are lesser, even our children and animals.

It is my desire that I love God with All my heart and as I spend more time each day with Him it is changing me, and I embrace it.

I praise God for accepting us when we are babes in Christ and for wanting us to grow in order to be more effective workers for 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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IF YOU DON’T GO TO CHURCH – READ THIS

Heb 10:25 “Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.”

The purpose of church isn’t just worship, no, it’s also for us to help someone else.

Large churches are full of strangers who come and go and who are never loved.

You and I should be alert to find a need and fill it.

We should be producers of ministry and not just consumers.

If you don’t like church and boring sermons, put aside your discomfort and find someone to help.

We can offer to pray for others, and offer them transportation or other things they might need.

In heaven throughout eternity we will always be interested in helping others who have assigned tasks.

I praise God for these words of wisdom found in the Bible.

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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SUFFERING CAN HELP US – IT CAN BE USED FOR GOOD :)

Heb 5:8 “Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered;”

Jesus learned obedience by suffering.

So, why do we complain to God when we suffer? Instead of complaining we should pray that we might grow in Christ and become more loving and sensitive.

Jesus was a man of sorrows, and yet He was a man of love.

When we suffer it is good for us to pour out the feelings of our heart to God in private prayer and then the Father will give us strength and wisdom to go forward.

Private prayer holds the key to suffering with dignity. And it provides us with the perfect solution that allows us to have inner peace at the same time.

God is so very good to us!

I praise Him for caring about you and me, even when things are going bad for 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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YOU ARE A PREACHER, WHETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT :)

2 Tim 4:2 “Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine.”

I know what you’re thinking – Timothy was a preacher and I’m not, but because we preach with our lives and what we do and say, we are all preachers!

You may never have thought of yourself as a preacher, but you are nonetheless.

And today I pray that you will be longsuffering and patient like Jesus is.

I pray that your life and mine might reveal a great peace in our hearts that others will desire and that we will impart God’s love to them.

I also praise God for helping us achieve this plateau of grace with an inner peace that cannot be understood, but that can be experienced.

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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HERE IS THE RIGHT WAY TO CRITICIZE AND TEACH :)

Col 3:16 “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.”

This is such good advice because it is so gentle.

We are tempted to shake our finger in the face of someone as we teach and instruct, but Paul here is showing us a better way.

Songs and psalms can also teach for us and they can teach us directly in a loving way as the Holy Spirit works upon the heart.

I love this approach which is so much better than the stern voice uttering truths and threatening eternal death.

We are to be sensitive and loving to each other just like Jesus was.

Our attitudes need not be severe like Christians in so many movies and TV shows.

I praise God for the benefits of Spiritual Exercise as demonstrated by the life of 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!

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PLEASE DON’T BE AFRAID OF PERFECTION, IT IS WAITING FOR YOU

Eph 4:12 “For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:”

There is no reason for you and me to not be perfect.

I’m not suggesting that we make every attempt. No, and that sounds counter-intuitive, doesn’t it. It even sounds wrong. It even sounds sinful.

There is only one thing we need to “attempt” is to spend more time in Spiritual Exercise and then God will begin to change our desires and we will begin the journey to perfection with His added power.

We can’t do it on our own because our DNA is corrupted. We are weaklings against the powers and influences of darkness.

We are darkness within, but our desire is for light and God will give it to us.

So, you and I can reach perfection. We might achieve it without ever knowing, but it is there for us to experience in the Lord.

And then God can give our ministries more and more power so our sphere of influence increases and we can be a sweet savor to the world.

I praise God for giving willingly of His power when we approach Him and get to know Him as a best friend.

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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LET’S WALK IN GOD’S SPIRIT TODAY :)

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

This might be the first recorded description of “walking the talk.”

The apostle Paul is reminding us that our hearts should direct our feet and hands.

The things we do should demonstrate our relationship with Jesus.

I praise God for the example of 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!

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YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE TODAY

1 Cor 14:26 “When ye come together, every one of you hath a psalm, hath a doctrine, hath a tongue, hath a revelation, hath an interpretation. Let all things be done unto edifying.”

You and I should always be helping others in the church. Our mission for eternity is to be a positive influence and worker for the people of God.

Even in heaven we will have unlimited energy and will be doing things to help angels and each other. We will be ambassadors; we will be choir members; we will be messengers; we will be special ones who can express more about God’s grace than anyone else; we will love God more than anyone else, even angels. Because we have been forgiven much, we will love much. Isn’t that beautiful?

But while here on earth, our job is to help the weak in faith. Our job is to help the helpless and the hurting.

Let’s work together today and make a difference.

I praise God for the example of 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!

Amen(0) (0)

WHY DID YOU GO TO CHURCH THIS WEEK?

1 Cor 14:12 “Even so ye, forasmuch as ye are zealous of spiritual gifts, seek that ye may excel to the edifying of the church.”

Many people go to church to be entertained.

The music is loud and full of energy. The songs are secular love songs with a few references to God in order for them to be acceptable in a church.

The speaker uses tactics to excite the audience about life and about blessings.

And everyone leaves with a feeling of joy and euphoria.

We are consumers of ministry.

But this text points out just the opposite and how we, each one of us, should be producers of ministry.

Instead of consuming all the time, we should be looking to help our friends, help anyone we meet.

In church we should volunteer to do whatever needs to be done and the experience should leave us with the feeling of fulfillment rather than excitement that fades.

We have a work to do for each other to encourage each other in Jesus and that’s very beautiful.

I praise God for the words of counsel from 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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JESUS IS MEEK AND LOWLY!

Matthew 11:29 “. . learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.”

Jesus never seeks the bright lights and attention and it’s refreshing to consider Him my model when all the world is just the opposite.

While men and women want to be worshipped by their fans and followers, the Christian pays more attention to the work to be done and not the accolades when it is completed.

Our goal in getting to heaven should not be eternal life, but rather be eternal life with Jesus.

Do you get it?

I pray that you and I can be like Jesus today, and I praise Him for sharing His life with us that we may learn more about 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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I LOVE THE BIBLE AND WHAT IT DOES FOR US

Matt 4:4 “But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.”

What would we do without the Bible?

About one thousand years ago some churches in France had become fully pagan and superstitious because they had no Bibles. The priests had never studied and knew nothing about the Bible, and this is why a priest called Dominic formed a new order to teach people and priests about God.

The Word of God feeds us in so many ways and gives us courage and zeal.

It is precious to me and also to you, so let’s praise God for this daily blessing.

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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WHO WERE YOU THINKING ABOUT LAST NIGHT?

Isa 26:9 “With my soul have I desired thee in the night; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek thee early.”

Night offers us the opportunity to come closer to God. It is a time when families come together behind closed doors and when they can worship God together.

Night can be spent watching TV or it can be spent communing with God in prayer, study and meditation.

Early morning is a perfect way to begin our days with our Creator and that time will set the tone for the entire day.

This is how Jesus lived, and it is a model for us to follow and I encourage you to try it for yourself.

I praise God for wanting us to be His friend and spend time with Him each day.

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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ARE YOU A LISTENER FOR GOD?

Prov 1:5 “A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels:”

Studying the Bible makes us smarter. I believe it brings to the mind a clarity that helps in many ways.

Being wise is great for us and it allows us to be more effective witnesses for God.

A wise person is respected because wise choices in life bring progress and productivity.

Being wise makes us better listeners, and it’s difficult to be a good Christian if we can’t listen.

I praise God for wanting all of us to be smart and wise.

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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WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU MUSED?

Ps 143:5 “I remember the days of old; I meditate on all thy works; I muse on the work of thy hands.”

The psalmist loved to muse about creation and today we are invited to join him and relish the handiworks of the Lord.

We can look into the sky with much greater clarity. We can see deeper and deeper into space.

We have microscopes to examine the structure of cells, and we have even discovered DNA and are learning its secrets.

All living things on earth follow the same model and are carbon-based. And thus we fit together.

It’s a beautiful system that works together to sustain life that we might love our Creator.

I praise God today for His creativity and for His love and attention.

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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