Know What This Verse Says?

Numbers 23:19 NKJV

“God is not a man, that He should lie, Nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?”

God is faithful to His Word, He is faithful to what He said. If he made a promise you can be sure that he is going to keep it, I can be sure that He is going to keep His word because of what this verse says.

A Morning Text Message June 13th 2020

God Fills A Man With Joy When…
He Praises The Lord✔️
Isaiah 43:21 This people have I formed for myself; they shall shew forth my praise.
2 Samuel 22:4 I will call on the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies.
His Children Grow To Love God✔️
Mark 12:30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.
John 15:9 As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love.
John 15:10 If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love.
He Worships God✔️
Colossians 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.
1 Chronicles 16:29 Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name: bring an offering, and come before him: worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness.
The joy of the Lord may be inexplicable to the one who does not possess it. But, for the believer in Christ, the joy of the Lord comes as naturally as grapes on a vine. As we abide in Christ, the True Vine, we, the branches, are full of His strength and vitality, and the fruit we produce, including joy, is His doing (John 15:5).In The Name Of Jesus Christ Of Nazareth. Amen 🙏🏽
PRAYMAN🗣THE JOY OF THE LORD IS OUR STRENGTH💪🏽💪🏽💪🏽”

Early Morning Scripture

Proverbs 12:8

“A man will be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth…

Last night I didn’t fall asleep as I expected I would. God knows what came over me. I was listening to a teaching audio and afterwards i was just awake! I’m glad about it for I ended up doing what I don’t think I’ve ever done before.

After listening to this audio I got the key! I understood the key. Speak what I want and do not speak what I don’t want. I notice many complain about what they don’t want, either out loud or in their own minds. I mostly have pointed out what I don’t like in my head. This is not the way, these complaining thoughts do not bring about a change. What brings about change is speaking the words of what I do want. God has given us this power. This power is used with our tongues, with our mouth.

In the wee hours of the morning I was looking for the scripture that says, death and life are in the power of the tongue. I was adamant about not using any devices because it was like 12 in the morning and if I wanted to sleep I was not going to let blue light further hinder me from sleeping. So I looked in my concordance, didn’t find what I was looking for. Yes, I did say to God something like where is the scripture, while continuing to believe that He will lead me to it. Well I found a scriptire that is a crossreference to the one I was looking for. That is the verse I opened this post with.

At a previous time of reading I underlined that part of verse 12 and wrote “- speak good” near that verse. Proverbs is a great book to read through by the way. Speak good because it says, ” a man will be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth,” Last night I loved the fruit of the words I was speaking – even before seeing proof. Hope sprang up in me about things that happened in my past – all things still work for good to them that love God and are called according to his purpose (Romans 8:28).

Proverbs 18:21 “Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.”

I am thankful I saw Proverbs 12:8 because I’m so used to hearing Proverbs 18:21. Like I said before these two verses crossreference each other. Once you begin speaking all that you want, you too will love the fruit that comes about.

Now, just a warning. This, I don’t believe is magic. Yet it is a wonderful thing that we can speak what we want and receive it. I believe once we speak it, continually and consistently, perhaps subconsciously we start to work towards it.

I’ve been learning that through consistency many things will come about. We consistently do things that we most likely dont think about and we became great in that work or thing we do. An example, spending time in God’s word. This has become a habit for me, I was taught to do this, to seek Him first this way. In a some previous weeks I had some issues with it but I thank God that that issue is resolved and I’m back on track to reading His word using the tool I started using. That is the Our Daily Bread monthly devotional booklet.

Speak life to what you want guys!

Utter not a word of what you do not want.

Examples

I am trusting in the Lord.

I am working more work hours.

Yes, even this is working towards good.

I forgive him and he forgives me.

The spirit of peace is within this relationship.

God is taking care of me.

I work in the strength of the Lord.

I will sleep well tonight.

The Lord speaks to me and I am familiar with His voice for I am His sheep.

My coworkers love me and they will become more like Christ.

I live in the favor of God and my managers.

No they are not racist, they love me and my kind, as I love them and their kind, we are in this together because we are human.

Guys, just keep in mind God’s word when writing these. God’s word is solid, let’s be in agreement with what He says in His word. Above all pray and say – ask for the help of God’s Holy spirit in this. If you are not saved, go to Jesus now, invite him into your heart, ask Him to be your Lord and Savior. Read these passages for more and may God give you the wisdom knowledge and understanding as you read His Word and seek Him. John 1 verses 10 to 13 (and the verses before and after if you’d like) and Romans 10(highlight on verses 9 and 10. Again read parts of this chapter or all of it).

Let me know if you have any questions or thoughts I’d love to talk with you about this.

Happy Wednesday !!!

Rescue Story

www.bible.com/en/reading-plans/16471

A YouVersion devotional. Have you heard the song Rescue Story by Zach Williams?

Well this devotional ties in with it.

I remember reading that we all have a rescue story. Jesus, God has rescued many of us, each in a different way, perhaps some in a similar way. Either way, those currently in Christ have a rescue story.

I don’t usually answer the “Talk about It” section, but today I did.

My response after reading day three is, “He cares for me – extensively.” He is God 😉

Have a fabulous Tuesday guys !!!

The Saddest Goose; Friendship

“I’ve rarely seen a goose completely alone like my lonesome feathered friend. Geese are notably communal, flying in a V-formation to deflect the wind. THEY’RE MADE TO BE TOGETHER.” Like birds and ants.
As human beings, WE WERE CREATED FOR COMMUNITY TOO (see Genesis 2:18). And in Ecclesiastes 4:10, Solomon describes how vulnerable we are when we’re alone: “Pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up.” There’s strength in numbers, he added, for “though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken” (v. 12).’ -Our Daily Bread April 23.2020
Finally, the day has arrived where I no longer see Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 as verses for a romantic couple or two becoming one[marriage]. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken. This can apply to the relationship of friendship.
This is where I am going further.
Growing up with plenty of friends is not something I can say I did. Back in elementary school, I can say I had a few friends. Next was Junior High, then High school. The years after high school was not marked with plenty of friendships, just a few. In the various colleges I’ve attended in my early twenties I’ve had a few friends. Friendships that were made possible because of proximity. We saw each other almost every day if not every other day. It is something that I miss, but I am able to experience now in my work environment.
The fourth insight from this article is another way I view the verses from Ecclesiastes 4:4-12.
“True Friendship Is More Like A Covenant Than A Contract” This idea causes me to take friendships seriously while at the same time affirming what I was taught growing up; which is pretty much that most connections are only acquaintances. It takes a little more work for a person to become a friend. Haha, yes, I like my 27yr young/old description of what I was taught and how I grew up thinking.
So while I can now freely admit that I did not grow up with many friends, I am thankful for this. Now I can appreciate that I perhaps need to learn to become friendly…
Proverbs 18:24 NKJV “A man who has friends must himself be friendly, But there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.”
because a man who has friends must himself be friendly.
The article I shared above is a good read, especially for someone wanting to know more about friendship and what God has to say about it.
Here’s the closing paragraph by Drew Hunter, the writer of the article, “The Bible gives us everything we need to recover a greater vision of true friendship. It shows us even our feeblest of efforts at forging friendships echo a more glorious reality—every friendship is a small and imperfect echo of the triune God, who made us in his image to enjoy friendship forever. Friendship didn’t come from us; it came from God. And he gives us everything we need—through his word and his Spirit—to cultivate it well, for the glory of God. “
ON OUR CURRENT SITUATION
While searching for the post I decided to use I saw, ‘what the Bible says about the Coronavirus’ and I thought well the Bible doesn’t say anything directed to the virus itself but the Bible does address being afraid, it addresses anxiety, it addresses worry, it talks about God’s protection and speaks of what I believe is His great keeping power. I mean, take a look at how God kept the people He chose and rescued from the Egyptians. They traveled on foot, their feet did not get swollen and their clothes were intact![Deuteronomy 8 verses 2 to 5, or read as much of Deuteronomy chapter 8]
Absolutely wonderful! I believe this is the same God that is still existent now, caring for whom He chooses.
Off to finish my devotional time and get started on the day! Have a good one! Cheerio!

About Him

Good day readers, right now it’s morning in New York so good morning to those in the East coast.

In have no idea how long I’ve been away…all I have to do though, is look at the date of the last post I made.

I’m here this morning to share part of my devotional because what I’ve read, I believe and agree with.

This is a screenshot of the You Version devotional Always In Control with of by Tony Evans.

God

Sustains and develops that which He brings into existence.

Months ago, sometime last year I believe, I came to the continuing belief that God is taking care of me. I am aware that my blood says that I have sickle cell disease. Doctors have blamed this disease to be the reason of my stroke in December 2015, that in conjunction with the stress I was experiencing at that time. Possibly brought on by cold temperatures when I worked in a fish market for a few hours. Oh what a story guys!

After the stroke and recovery of the skills that I lost, skills I had that I grew accustomed to like walking and control of how my body rids itself of waste (liquid and firm). After all of that I was told that I will either have to take hydroxyurea or get blood exchanges for 7 years, according to my doctor. I think my last exchange was in 2019. 2019 was also the year that I had my ventral port removed. Which means absolutely no exchanges. For the ventral port gave nurses access to my blood in order to do an exchange. That ventral port was connected to a vein…I’m not exactly sure but it caused a vein in my neck to stand…all this being said, I believed and still do believe that God will take care of me, for He created me, He knew the seed and egg owners and He knew I would be created. So I trust Him to take care of me. He sustains and develops that which He has brought into existence.

Hallelujah, glory and praise be to the absolutely most high God.