09 Mar

Exodus 3: 7-14
In today’s text, we deal with the Lord calling Moses to lead his people out of bondage. The verse I want you to notice is verse #11.  Moses begins to complain and make excuses about being used of God. These “excuses” continue in chapter 4. Moses came up with many reasons as to why he could not do what the Lord wanted him to do. The Bible teaches in Exodus 4:14 “the anger of the Lord was kindled against Moses”. Friend, the lesson for today is this-be careful how that we make excuses to God for not doing what he wants us to do! God will get angry!! Believe me, you don’t want God angry at you today!
PRAYER FOR THE DAY:  God, give me the strength always to do what you want me to do!

Acts 26: 24-28
Paul had the chance to speak before some political leaders of his day-he preached Jesus to them! In verse 27, Paul gave King Agrippa an invitation, do you believe the prophet? Taking about the prophecies concerning the Savior, about Jesus Christ. Notice in verse 28 Agrippa said one of the saddest words ever said in the Bible- “almost” !! The king here almost got saved! How sad! Let’s purpose our hearts today to share Jesus with someone! Don’t give up on that one that you have been praying for- almost is not there- keep praying!!
PRAYER FOR THE DAY:  Lord, help to lead someone to Jesus today! 

Leviticus 16: 1-6
In today’s scripture the Lord is talking to the nation of Israel.  His chosen people. But, I believe this text is also for the United States. Our nation was built upon the word of God and the freedom to worship Almighty God. The Lord tells the nation if it will do three things, He will bless the land.  1-worship only Him (verse 1)  2-keep His day holy (verse 2)  3- keep His word (verse 3).  He would take care of us in the land, plenty of food, and peace in the land from our enemies (verse 6-7).  The message from God is simple. Honor God. Put Him first. Keep His day holy and obey His word. Now we know how to pray for America and what we should be doing as a nation.
PRAYER FOR THE DAY:  Let’s pray for America to obey God and to come back to Him!! 

I Corinthians 13:11
Ok, today’s text is short but powerful! Oh to be a child again! No responsibilities, no bills to pay, no job to go to. Playing with all kinds of toys, playing games and Match Box cars and trucks. Sounds good, doesn’t it?  But according to the scripture, there is a time to grow up. After we are saved is it alright to be a baby in Christ for a while. But there is a time when we need to grow up in the Lord! Let’s stop being babies in Christ but let’s discover the joy of an adult serving Jesus Christ! It can be fun too!
PRAYER FOR THE DAY:  Lord, help me look at the world as a grownup Christian in the Lord today! 

Revelation 6: 12-17
Today’s scripture is not pretty! We are reading about the judgment of God that will fall upon this earth one day! Friend, God’s wrath will cover this world one day such as never before. I don’t know about you, but I am thankful because of my trust in Jesus Christ, I will not be here! But I don’t want to see anybody here for this. Friends, we must share Jesus Christ with as many people as we can so that they won’t be here either!
PRAYER FOR THE DAY:  Lord, open people’s eyes to the gospel!!

Genesis 18: 9-14
Poor Sarah! Abraham’s wife Sarah was what we would call an old lady when the Lord told Abraham that we would have a child. The Bible teaches that Sarah laughed. Sarah denied laughing, but verse 14 points out a word for us today. Is anything too hard for the Lord? That is a question for you and I to study today. Almighty God can do anything! He can handle any problem or an situation. Stop doubting God! Let’s remember who is still in control in this old world! By the way, Sarah did have that child! Nothing is too hard for God!
PRAYER FOR THE DAY:  Lord, help me to remember that with you, all things are possible!! 

James 3: 1-8
You ever have trouble keeping your tongue under control? According to the scripture for today, that can be a hard thing to do. The text teaches that the tongue might be small but powerful! Here’s a powerful thought, let’s pray every morning that my tongue will be used for God. That every word I speak today will be to the Glory of God, not the world or the devil.
PRAYER FOR THE DAY:  Let’s pray for tongue control today!     

Psalm 33:12
I know that today’s text is short but powerful. The Bible here says “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord”. Many say that the United States is not a Christian nation. Let me ask you a question. Would you agree that our country has been blessed richly over the years? Think about it, our nation is a super power. Our nation is one of the richest on the earth. Yes, we have been blessed! I believe that the Lord is the only one that can bring us through our problems of today as a nation! Let’s thank God for our nation today!
PRAYER FOR THE DAY: Lord, please send revival to our land!! 

Revelation 19: 6-9
Ok, today we are taking a trip into the future. The marriage supper of the Lamb. The time when the church, the bride of Christ, will gather in Heaven! What a day that will be! The day when Jesus will bring the church together at the same table. Imagine all of those that have gone on before you and I and trusted Jesus will be there! And yes, I believe that we will eat! It is a supper! I don’t know about you but I cannot wait!
PRAYER FOR THE DAY:  Lord, help us win as many to Jesus as we can so that they may be there too! 

Daniel 6: 14-23
In today’s scripture old King Darius, in the keeping with his own command, had to have his friend Daniel put into the lions den. You see, Daniel could not keep the kings decree and not pray to Almighty God! So because of the law of the land, the king was most miserable for a night (verse 18). Have you ever made a decision that made you miserable? I have and I could not blame anyone but myself when I did. Now, everything came out ok for Daniel, but there is a lesson here for us all-pray about everything. Every decision we make! Prayer will help us have a better sleep at night!
PRAYER FOR THE DAY:    Lord, remind me to look to you for every decision. 

II Timothy 1: 1-6
The verse I want us to focus on in today’s text is verse 6. As Paul asked Timothy to remember to stir up the gift of God which was in him. I am asking you the same thing today. You and I should stir up and remember the gift or talents the Lord has put in our lives to use that will bring glory to the Lord! The Bible teaches that God gives each of us special gifts or talents to use for His service. Whatever your gift or talent is, remember to use it for the Lord today!
PRAYER FOR THE DAY:  Lord, use me today!!   

Proverbs 6: 16-19
I think that we need to be reminded of the things that God does not like or that God really hates. Notice in the list today, each of these are parts of our bodies such as tongue, hands, heart, feet. Except for the last one, “and he that saveth discord among the brethren” (verse 19). Let’s never be guilty of any of these things, especially the last one!
PRAYER FOR THE DAY:  Lord, never let me be one that causes trouble among the brethren! 

Philippians 2: 9-11
Every now and then I think that it is a good thing to be reminded of the power in the name of Jesus! Notice in verse 9 where the name came from. God gave the name of Jesus to His Son! We need to spread the word to all the world, Jesus Christ is the Son of God and one day everyone will bow before Him and everybody will acknowledge who He is!! For some, it will be too late, but it will happen!
PRAYER FOR THE DAY: Lord, help me to share the name of Jesus with others today! 

Psalm 34: 1-3
Today’s text is short but very powerful! According to the Bible, we should be blessing the Lord or praising the Lord or worshipping the Lord at all times (verse 1) !  I love verse 2 and 3- my soul should be boasting in what the Lord is doing, not me! Today is a good day to exalt the name of the Lord! Tell somebody today how good God has been to us!
PRAYER FOR THE DAY:  Lord, put people in front of me today that I can share how good you have been to me!

Philippi1ns 3:17
Am I a good witness for the Lord today? Paul told the church at Philippi to follow him and Timothy, as found in Philippians 1:1, as an example for Jesus. Can you and I make that statement today? Can we really tell people to live the way that we are living today? You and I should be living in a fashion to which people should be able to follow our lives and it lead them to Jesus. Make sure of that today!
PRAYER FOR THE DAY:  Lord, help me live a life that leads other to Jesus!! 

Genesis 2: 4-7
Every now and then I believe that it is a good thing to remember where you and I come from! Yes, God did make you and I, but verse 7 tells us what we are made of-we are made of dust or dirt! You ever wonder why we bury our dead in the ground? Because these bodies come from the ground! Sometimes it is a good thing to remember not to get above our raising as my mom used to say!
PRAYER FOR THE DAY:  Lord, help me remember that you are my creator!! 

I Peter 4: 17-19
Sometimes it is a good thing to be reminded that we will one day answer to God for the way that we live!  Yes, even the people of God (verse 17). The Lord’s church will answer to the Lord one day! Notice verse 17 again, “what will happen to them that don’t obey the Gospel of God”? What a question! It is a scary thought of one dying and leaving this world who listened to the Gospel and not trusting Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord!
PRAYER FOR THE DAY:  Lord, help me to live right and to tell others about Jesus today!

Proverbs 11:30
What makes a person wise? According to this world, it’s education. According to this world, it is life experiences. We count our old people as wise because of the years and things that they have come through. This is true, at least on the experiences. But according to the Bible here “he that winneth souls is wise”. According to the word of God, a person that leads souls to Jesus is a pretty smart person! Let’s practice this today.
PRAYER FOR THE DAY:  Lord, help me to practice being wise. Help me to lead a soul to Jesus today! 

Romans 6:23
Sin carries a high cost! According to today’s text, the payment for one practicing sin is death. That is a very high price! There are people today that laugh at sins wages. In their mind no one can tell them how to live or how to behave. But, according to our scripture today, living a life of sin can and will cost one their life! I love the second part of this verse, God will give eternal life when we trust His Son Jesus!!  He will allow the blood of Jesus to wipe out or pay for our sin, if we will trust Him!
PRAYER FOR THE DAY:  Help me Lord to keep sin out of my life! 

Joshua 1: 1-6
God’s work will go on! Moses was a great servant of the Lord. He was not perfect but he served the Lord well for many years. The Bible in today’s text reminds us that God will always see His work go forward! People do retire, people do get ill and leave the work of God. People do die. But the work of God will go forward! The Lord had a work for Joshua to do! Don’t get your eyes on man today, keep your focus on Almighty God. His work will always go forward!
PRAYER FOR THE DAY:  Use me today Lord! 

Ephesians 4: 26-27
Have you ever had an anger problem? OK, have you ever really lost your temper? If you answered yes to either of those questions, here is a Bible truth for you and me. Anger itself is not sin. Jesus got angry at the money changers in the temple and turned over their tables, but He did not sin! It’s what we do as an outcome of anger. The Bible here teaches, get angry but don’t sin. Don’t give the devil any room to attack. Ask the Lord daily for help in handling anger. I did, and it works!
PRAYER FOR THE DAY:  Lord, help me to control my anger.

Jeremiah 3: 14-15
OK, I love this scripture! And not just because the Lord called me many years ago to be a pastor. I love what the Lord gives the pastor (verse 15). A heart from the Lord, “pastors according to mine heart”. I also love the job of the pastor (verse 15). To feed the people of God with knowledge and understanding, and he is talking about from the word of God. I believe the office of pastor, from the scripture, is one of the highest callings there is. Let’s pray for our pastors daily!
PRAYER FOR THE DAY:  Lord, please equip and use your pastors today! 

I John 3: 13-14
According to our text for this day, the child of God should not be surprised if the world does not like us or even hate us. The Bible here reminds us that we, as the family of God, should know that we are saved because of the love that we have for the brethren! If the world does not care for you and I, tell them about Jesus anyway! If they get saved, they will learn to love us!
PRAYER FOR THE DAY:  Help me Lord to share Jesus with everybody, even those that hate me! 

Job 42: 9-10
Job went through a lot! He lost his family, all of his wealth and his very own health! Yet, he did not curse God or blame God. Oh, I am sure he might not have understood why at the time, but he did not blame God. Look at the outcome. Verse 10 teaches that Job received from the Lord twice as much as he had before. Maybe you don’t understand what you are facing today. Trust God anyhow and keep looking to the Lord! Things may end up better than before.
PRAYER FOR THE DAY:  Help me to trust you Lord even more than yesterday! 

Matthew 24: 36-42
We have looked at this scripture before but I believe that we need to see it again! We don’t know when the Lord is coming to get the church, but we know He is coming!! I believe that we are very close! I read somewhere the other day, someone said I am no longer looking for the signs of the times, I am now listening for a trumpet to sound!! Amen!! We are close!
PRAYER FOR THE DAY:  Please come soon Lord Jesus!! 

Psalm 122:6
I believe that with all that has been happening in and around Jerusalem the last month or so that the Lord was putting this scripture on my heart to share. Friends, we need to be praying for the peach of Jerusalem! Pray that God will give peace to His people and His land!
PRAYER FOR THE DAY:  Lord, please send peace to Jerusalem! 

Hebrews 11: 1-6
Faith is believing God for what we cannot see yet! I love verse 6- if we don’t have faith, we will not please God. Think about that for a minute. If I don’t believe that God is real. If I don’t have faith that He is there, how can I please Him or do His will? Remember this today, have faith that God is there! Pray, believe and trust Him. What a Savior we serve! He can be trusted!
PRAYER FOR THE DAY:  Lord, increase my faith!! 

Haggai 1: 12-13
“I am with you saith the Lord”. I don’t know about you, but I need to hear these words as a child of God every now and then. This world seems to get meaner every day! People seem to be more evil than ever before. I know that I am saved. I know the Lord will not leave me. But, if you are like me, I like to hear it sometimes! “I am with you”.
PRAYER FOR THE DAY:  Thank you Lord for always being with me! 

I love this scripture! Paul reminds us here, in the Holy Ghost, that we are a winner either way! If I am saved, I have a life, a mission to do for Jesus on this earth. If I die, if the Lord takes me out of this world, I will be in Heaven and I will be with the Lord! Paul say to live in Christ and to die is to gain! Keep this in mind today. If we are saved today, we are winners either way!
PRAYER FOR THE DAY:  Thank you Lord for the privilege to serve you!! 

Genesis 1: 9-19
I thought that we needed to end the month by remembering how God put this world together. Seems like every time I turn on the radio or tv I hear about mother earth and how we are destroying her. Friends, I believe as we read the text for today that we need to stop worrying about mother earth and start being concerned about serving Father God!
PRAYER FOR THE DAY:  Thank you Lord for your creation!!

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