Keep Doing Good

12 Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. 13 Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, 14 I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:12-14 NKJV

Part of the lyrics are I’m not what I wanna be. I’m not what I’m gonna be. Thank God I’m not what I was.

Where we want to be is closer to Jesus. We are not (right now while in this body) what we are going to be which is transformed into a new body. Yes, thank God we are not where we were before we got saved, sinking in sin and despair. Jesus saved us!

 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. 10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.

Ephesians 2:8-10 NKJV
Pray with me please.

Father God,
What a great God that You are. You have always been there for us. You have great plans for us. Help us to discover every day what those plans are. Show us where we should go and who we should speak to. Give us the words that we need to show others how to get closer to You. Please give us words of life and words of strength, words of power and words of beauty. Thank You for saving us and giving us the power to walk in the way that You have planned for us. Help us to always help others whether in word or in deed. Draw us closer to You. We ask that our hearts be right in Your sight. May even our motives be right. Help us to have the time during the day and to remember with that time to meditate on Your word. There is nowhere else but in Your presence that we long to be. You are where our joy and strength stems from. With You we can do all things (Philippians 4:13). Thank You so much for everything. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

If you do not know Jesus but would like to know more about Him, including how you can be saved, please read the following blog titled, You Never Let Us Go. God bless. https://thefathersfeet.wordpress.com/2020/01/07/you-never-let-us-go/

Imitate God

 He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked.

1 John 2:6 NKJV

How did Jesus walk and talk? What should we be doing and saying? The answers are found in His word. May we all be opening the pages, digging a little deeper and finding our guidance from the Master.

Be imitators of me, even as I also am of Christ.

1 Corinthians 11:1 MKJV
Pray with me please.

Father God,
Your children need You. With every step that we take we want to be pleasing in Your sight. Thank You for this day and for the word which You have provided. Help us to study and truly meditate on Your word. May we hide Your word in our hearts that we might not sin against You. Your word is a lamp to our feet and a light to our path. Thank You for our many blessings. You are so good to us. May Your kingdom come and Your will be done. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

Therefore be imitators of God as dear children.

Ephesians 5:1 NKJV

If you do not know Jesus but would like to know more about Him, including how you can be saved, please read the following blog titled, You Never Let Us Go. God bless. https://thefathersfeet.wordpress.com/2020/01/07/you-never-let-us-go/

Jesus is God

 And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full.
38 And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish?
39 And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.
40 And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith?
41 And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?

Mark 4:37-41 KJV
Pray with me please.

Father God,
You are so powerful. We admit that sometimes we cry out (sometimes fearfully and without faith) to You when we are in storms in this life. We wonder if You see what we are going through. Of course You know and can see everything. Whatever we are going through or have been through is for a purpose. It is enough for us that You in charge. You have the whole world in Your hands. You are God alone and You reign supreme over all. You are majestic and holy. We worship You. Forgive us for any lack of faith that we may have. Help us to believe even more. Show Yourself in many mighty ways in our lives. May You receive all the honor and all the glory. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

If you do not know Jesus but would like to know more about Him, including how you can be saved, please read the following blog titled, You Never Let Us Go. God bless. https://thefathersfeet.wordpress.com/2020/01/07/you-never-let-us-go/

Washed Away

I, yes I, am He who blots out your transgressions for My own sake and remembers your sins no more.

Isaiah 43:25

As far as the east is from the west, So far has He removed our transgressions from us.

Psalm 103:12 NKJV

Since God doesn’t hold our sins against us, neither should we. We have been set free (Galatians 5:1), made new (2 Corinthians 5:17), born again (Peter 1:23) and bought with a price (1 Corinthians 6:20). As long as we have confessed and repented, those sins are gone. God is faithful. His word is true. We can trust Him! Hallelujah! All glory to God. May His blessed kingdom come and His will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Oh child of the most high King, pray with me please.

Father God,
Thank You for washing us and making us whiter than snow (Isaiah 1:18). So many times the world, the flesh or the devil want to beat us down and hold those past repented of sins over our heads. They like to use them to wear us down and make us feel inadequate. Your grace is sufficient for all. Our sins have been washed by the blood of Jesus. Whenever these bad memories of past garbage rear their ugly heads, I pray that we would be able to sing the above song. You have forgiven us, help us so that we would forgive ourselves. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

If you do not know Jesus but would like to know more about Him, including how you can be saved, please read the following blog titled, You Never Let Us Go. God bless. https://thefathersfeet.wordpress.com/2020/01/07/you-never-let-us-go/

Jesus is Calling

In Him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace.

Ephesians 1:7
Pray with me please.

Father God,
We are so thankful today for Your word and for music that uplifts our spirits. Thank You so much for all the diversity that You have supplied us with in Christian music. Truly as this song says, Oh what a difference since Jesus passed by. You saw us right where we were. You knew that we were dead in our trespasses and sin. You provided a Way out. You reached down for us. You called us out of the world. Now we are clean, loved and forgiven since Jesus passed by. Oh what love that You have shown us that we might be called Your children (1 John 3:1). Thank You so much for Your great love. You are awesome and we love You. May Your kingdom come and Your will be done. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

If you do not know Jesus but would like to know more about Him, including how you can be saved, please read the following blog titled, You Never Let Us Go. God bless. https://thefathersfeet.wordpress.com/2020/01/07/you-never-let-us-go/

No Excuse

But God shows his anger from heaven against all sinful, wicked people who suppress the truth by their wickedness.19 They know the truth about God because he has made it obvious to them. 20 For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God.

Romans 1:18-20 NLT

A part of the lyrics to this song say: I am sure of this one thing, my God is real for I can feel Him in my soul. God points the natural man to Himself through everything He has made in all of nature. There is no denying God is real.

Would you pray with me please?

Father God,
Thank You for the word that You have supplied us with today. You have promised that when we call upon You and pray that You will listen. You also promise that when we seek You, we will find You when we seek You with all of our heart (Jeremiah 29:13). You do not lie or play games. We can trust You. What You have said in Your word is truth. People can look around at all Your beauty in creation and see that there is a God. Those who are smart will realize that they are nothing without You and that they need Your love, grace and mercy that was shed on the cross. Those who trust in You have everything that they need. You never have and never will fail Your children. You are awesome! All glory to Your name both now and forevermore. May Your kingdom come and Your will be done. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

If you do not know Jesus but would like to know more about Him, including how you can be saved, please read the following blog titled, You Never Let Us Go. God bless. https://thefathersfeet.wordpress.com/2020/01/07/you-never-let-us-go/

Do Good

Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith.

Galatians 6:10 NKJV
Pray with me please.

Father God,
Thank You for Your incredible goodness and love that You show to us constantly. We praise You for You are worthy of all praise. We ask today that You would help us to do good to others and not just to those who are kind to us but to all. We need Your help. Alot of times we want to react when someone says or does something offensive to us. Help us to not render evil for evil (1 Thessalonians 5:15), but to love the unlovable (Luke 6:32-36). Help us to show mercy instead of retribution. You are the Judge. We just want to be pleasing in Your sight. Thank You for this song which reminds us to do good and help our brother (or sister). Jesus said in Matthew 7:21 that whoever shall do the will of God, the same is His brother, and His sister, and His mother. This is teaching us that our brother does not have to be biological but whoever does Your will. As we search Your word, we see more clearly what Your will is. Part of Your will is for us to do good (1 Peter 2:15). May we always (with a sincere heart) be caught doing that which is good in Your sight. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

If you do not know Jesus but would like to know more about Him, including how you can be saved, please read the following blog titled, You Never Let Us Go. God bless. https://thefathersfeet.wordpress.com/2020/01/07/you-never-let-us-go/

He Called Me Out

God is faithful, and by Him you were called to the fellowship of His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

1 Corinthians 1:9 MEV

Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.

Jesus-Matthew 11:28-30 NKJV

I love quartet music. They have such a great ability to lift my spirit with the harmonious melody. My dad used to like them also. When he passed away there was one cassette with different gospel quartets on it among his meager possessions.

Pray with me please.

Father God,
We are so thankful that You called us out. Out from a life of sin, death and pain. You gave us victory through Jesus our Lord. We praise You for our salvation. Thank You for Your Holy Spirit giving us the right words at the right time to reach all that we can by Your great power at work in us. You have provided everything that we need. Thank You so much. We ask for Your blessings upon us and that You would draw each and every one of us closer to You. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

If you do not know Jesus but would like to know more about Him, including how you can be saved,
please read the following blog titled, You Never Let Us Go. God bless. https://thefathersfeet.wordpress.com/2020/01/07/you-never-let-us-go/

Just Preach Jesus

29 The Holy Spirit said to Philip, “Go over and walk along beside the carriage.”
30 Philip ran over and heard the man reading from the prophet Isaiah. Philip asked, “Do you understand what you are reading?”
31 The man replied, “How can I, unless someone instructs me?” And he urged Philip to come up into the carriage and sit with him.
32 The passage of Scripture he had been reading was this:
“He was led like a sheep to the slaughter.
    And as a lamb is silent before the shearers,
    he did not open his mouth.
33 He was humiliated and received no justice.
    Who can speak of his descendants?
    For his life was taken from the earth.”
34 The eunuch asked Philip, “Tell me, was the prophet talking about himself or someone else?” 35 So beginning with this same Scripture, Philip told him the Good News about Jesus.
36 As they rode along, they came to some water, and the eunuch said, “Look! There’s some water! Why can’t I be baptized?” 38 He ordered the carriage to stop, and they went down into the water, and Philip baptized him.
39 When they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord snatched Philip away. The eunuch never saw him again but went on his way rejoicing. 40 Meanwhile, Philip found himself farther north at the town of Azotus. He preached the Good News there and in every town along the way until he came to Caesarea.

Acts 8:29-40 NLT

We see in the above scripture that the Holy Spirit called Phillip. Phillip answered the call and preached the Good News of Jesus to whom he was led to. We have to listen and be receptive to what the Holy Spirit is telling us to do, where He is telling us to go and to whom He wants us to speak to.

Some of the lyrics to the song Just Preach Jesus are:
Just preach Jesus born and crucified and risen from the dead
Just preach Jesus as He paid for sin with the precious blood he shed
Lord and Savior, King of kings, Son of God and Son of man
Just preach Jesus until Jesus comes again
Lord and Savior, King of kings, Son of God and Son of man
Just preach Jesus son until Jesus comes again.

Pray with me please.

Father God,
You are so awesome. Thank You for the beautiful melody that we have in this song today and the encouragement to just preach Jesus until Jesus comes again. There is no other message than that You loved the world so much that You gave Your only begotten Son that whosoever believes on Him shall not perish (John 3:16). May we always share the Good News with others. You set us free! We ask today for a boldness to speak Your word with truth and power from on high. We ask that we (just as the song says) would preach Jesus born and crucified and risen from the dead. May we preach Jesus as He paid for sin with the precious blood He shed. May we always be about Your business. Save the lost through our living testimony of Your grace, goodness and power. May we shine like beacons in this lost, dark and cold world. May we always bring You glory. For we ask all things in Jesus’ name. Amen.

If you do not know Jesus but would like to know more about Him, including how you can be saved, please read the following blog titled, You Never Let Us Go. God bless. https://thefathersfeet.wordpress.com/2020/01/07/you-never-let-us-go/

Breaking Chains

But while Peter was in prison, the church prayed very earnestly for him.

Acts 12:5 NLT

We see in this chapter that King Herod Agrippa was persecuting some believers in the church. He had the apostle James killed with a sword. Then he had Peter arrested and imprisoned. God had other plans for Peter. Notice in the verse above that the church prayed very earnestly for Peter. Guess what happened next? An angel of the Lord appeared to Peter and the chains that the prisoners used to bind him fell off his wrists! He was set free! There were guard posts and even an iron gate but guess what the iron gate opened by itself! That is what happens when God’s people pray. Chains fall away and prison doors are opened.

I encourage you to read or reread the whole chapter in the following link or in your own Bible. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Acts+12&version=KJV,NLT

It is time that the church start praying. Pray for others like you would want them to pray for you if you were in their situation. Let’s see some chains falling and prisoners set free! God is able.

Pray with me please.

Father God,
You are so awesome. Words cannot grasp the magnificence of Your being. You are holy and we praise You for Your goodness. Thank You so much for Your word. We ask today that Your word come alive in us. Awaken Your children to pray earnestly for each other. I ask that everyone reading today would have their eyes opened and they would see the magnitude of Your power in their prayer lives. Open all of our eyes to reach out and truly pray for others. We ask that Your Holy Spirit would intercede for us at all times. Guide and direct us. We love You and want only Your will to be done in our lives. Oh hallelujah. Praise Your Holy name forever. You are worthy of our praises. Thank You for moving in behalf of Your children. You are our strength when we are weak. You are our treasure. All of our hope is in You. We ask that chains start breaking in our lives and in the lives of those You lay on our hearts to pray for. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

If you do not know Jesus but would like to know more about Him, including how you can be saved, please read the following blog titled, You Never Let Us Go. God bless. https://thefathersfeet.wordpress.com/2020/01/07/you-never-let-us-go/

Music is so powerful. Let me know in the comments if you have enjoyed any of the song selections today. God bless.

The following video is very dramatic but also very powerful. It makes my husband cry every time he sees it. God bless his tender heart. Does it bring tears to your eyes?

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