The Kingdom of God Is Within You…

Luke 17

“Things that cause people to sin are bound to come, but woe to the person through whom they come. Watch yourselves.” Luke 17:1 & 3

“Where are the other nine? Were not all 10…? (helped, cured, cleansed)” Luke 17:17

Lord, you understand the 10% principle. You recognize that 10% of those who are helped will show their appreciation. My Father, help me to show gratitude for the one who appreciates my help. And help me at all times to show my gratitude and thanks for all you do for me each day.

“The Kingdom of God does not come with careful observation. It is within you.” Luke 17:21

Lord, please help me today to watch my steps, keep my lips sealed, and have my eyes focused on you. May I see your Kingdom at work within me today. 

 

Trouble almost always makes us look to God, but His blessings tend to divert our attention elsewhere. Oswald Chambers.

A Great Chasm Has Been Fixed…

Luke 16

A Great Chasm Has Been Fixed...“The angels carried the poor man to Abraham’s side. Meanwhile the rich man saw Abraham far away. Abraham said to the rich man, ‘Between us and you a great chasm has been fixed so that those who want to go from here (heaven) to you (hell) cannot. Nor can anyone cross over from there to us.”

“Then have the poor man warn my five brothers, so that they will not also come to this place of torment.”

“They will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.” Luke 16:22-31

Lord, please send someone with your Good News to those in my family who live today on the other side of the great chasm. I ask that you send your angels to watch over the members of my family. Make yourself known to them.

 

Has my life been a good reflection of  His reputation? Oswald Chambers

“What you have whispered in the ear…”

Luke 12

"What you have whispered in the ear..."“This is how it will be with anyone who stores up things for himself but is not rich toward God. This very night your life will be demanded from you.” Luke 12:20-21

My Father, you are in heaven. Your storehouse is in heaven. Today help me to have your view of what matters most.

“He who disowns me before me will be disowned before the angels of God. Anyone who blasphemies against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven.” Luke 12:10

Lord, this is a hard saying. A terrifying word. I cannot stand before you, but through your strength I can stand in you. Please give me the strength of your Spirit. 

“There is nothing concealed that will not be made known.” Luke 12:2 “What you have whispered in the ear in the inner room will be proclaimed from the roofs.” Luke 12:3

May my secret prayers and petitions for others be fulfilled in You. Today, Lord, please help me to keep my tongue and avoid saying anything that does not honor you.

 

Whether I hear God’s call or not depends on the condition of my ears and exactly what I hear depends upon my spiritual attitude. Oswald Chambers.

The Dead Are Raised…

Luke 7

The Dead Are Raised...“The dead are raised.” Luke 7:22

“Blessed is the man who does not fall away on account of me.” Luke 7:23

Lord, please give me your strength to stand firm for you. May I see life sprout from the grave. Protect me today. Keep me from sin. Keep me from harm.

“The seed is the word of God. 11 “But the devil takes away the word from their hearts so that they may not believe and be saved.” 12 “In the time of testing they will fall away.” 12 “But those of a noble and good heart, by perseverance, will produce a crop.” Luke 7 :11-15

Lord, there are motives I cannot discover, dreams I cannot realize. Help me to persevere and push on to produce a good crop for you. 

Do Not Judge…

Luke 6

Do Not Judge...“Do not judge and you will not be judged.” Luke 6:37

Lord, I beg you, PLEASE give me your Spirit of Forgiveness. Help me to resist the urge to judge others.

“The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart.” Luke 6:45

Father, please change my heart to be like that of Your Son. Place good seed in my heart.

“Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord’ and do not do what I say?” Luke 6:46

May I racal your words today and DO what you call me to do.

 

Be a “living sacrifice.” You are of no value to God dead. Oswald Chambers

Come With Me By Yourself…

Mark 4,5,6

Come With Me By Yourself...“Jesus got up, rebuked the wind, and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” Mark 4:39

Oh that you would do that for me today, Lord. Knock down the waves and make the wind be still.

“Go to your family. Tell them how much the Lord has done for you.” Mark 5:19

Lord, have mercy on me today.

“Only in his hometown, among his relatives and in his own house is a prophet without honor.” Mark 6:4

“Come with me by yourself to a quiet place and get some rest.” Mark 6:31

Lord CARRY me to a quiet place with you today. I need rest. I need peace. I need healing.

 

My experiences are not worth anything unless they keep me at the source of truth – Jesus Christ. Oswald Chambers

Never support an experience that does not have God as its source and faith in God as its result. Oswald Chambers

2 Samuel 13

2 Samuel 13Tamar was a virgin and it seemed impossible for him to do anything to her. 2 Samuel 13:2

“Come to be with me, my sister!” 2 Samuel 13:11

“Don’t, my brother! Don’t force me. Don’t do this wicked thing.” 2 Samuel 13:12

But since he was stronger than she, he raped her. Then he hated her more than he had loved her. 2 Samuel 13:14-15

Lord, you hate sin. And sin fulfilled… never is. It always leads to a desire for more. Without you, remaining pure and holy is impossible. But with you, ALL things are possible. Please restore me to you.

 

We are to be in the world but not of it: separated internally, not externally. Oswald Chambers