Verses on God’s Love

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“Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. This is
how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into 
the world that we might live through him.”

1 John 4:8-9
“I will heal their waywardness and love them freely, for my anger has
turned away from them.”

Hosea 14:4
However, as it is written: “What no eye has seen, what no ear has 
heard, and what no human mind has conceived”— the things God has 
prepared for those who love him.

1 Corinthians 2:9
"The Lord watches over all who love him, but all the wicked he 
will destroy."

Psalm 145:20
"No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who 
loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither 
angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers,
neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be 
able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus 
our Lord."

Romans 8:37-39
"See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be
called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world
does not know us is that it did not know him."

1 John 3:1
"And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured
out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us."

Romans 5:5
"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that 
whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."

John 3:16
"But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still
sinners, Christ died for us."

Romans 5:8
"No, the Father himself loves you because you have loved me and have 
believed that I came from God."

John 16:27
"And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. 
Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them."

1 John 4:16
"We love because he first loved us."

1 John 4:19
"I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ 
lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the 
Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me."

Galatians 2:20
"The Lord appeared to us in the past, saying: “I have loved you with 
an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness."

Jeremiah 31:3
"But you, Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, 
abounding in love and faithfulness."

Psalm 86:15
"Give thanks to the God of heaven. His love endures forever."

Psalm 136:26
"Know therefore that the Lord your God is God; he is the faithful God,
keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who 
love him and keep his commandments."

Deuteronomy 7:9
"The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will 
take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, 
but will rejoice over you with singing.”

Zephaniah 3:17
"But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, 
made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it
is by grace you have been saved."

Ephesians 2:4-5
"Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may 
lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares
for you."

1 Peter 5:6-7

Verses on God’s Glory

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Jesus said to her, “Did I not tell you that if you believed you would
see the glory of God?”

John 11:40
"So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory
of God."

1 Corinthians 10:31
"Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has
risen upon you."

Isaiah 60:1
"Having the glory of God, its radiance like a most rare jewel, like a
jasper, clear as crystal."

Revelation 21:11
"And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his 
glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and 

John 1:14
"He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his 
nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. After 
making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the 
Majesty on high."

Hebrews 1:3
"Blessed be his glorious name forever; may the whole earth be filled 
with His glory! Amen and Amen!"

Psalm 72:19
"And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are
being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to 
another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit."

2 Corinthians 3:18
"Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name 
that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee 
should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every 
tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the 

Philippians 2:9-11
"I am the Lord; that is my name; my glory I give to no other, nor my 
praise to carved idols."

Isaiah 42:8
"For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God."

Romans 3:23
"For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the 
Lord as the waters cover the sea."

Habakkuk 2:14
"Then shall your light break forth like the dawn, and your healing 
shall spring up speedily; your righteousness shall go before you; 
the glory of the Lord shall be your rear guard."

Isaiah 58:8
"Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in
which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God."

Romans 5:2
“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom
he is pleased!”

Luke 2:14
"Everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom
I formed and made.”

Isaiah 43:7
"For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be 
glory forever. Amen."

Romans 11:36
"Now the appearance of the glory of the Lord was like a devouring fire
on the top of the mountain in the sight of the people of Israel."

Exodus 24:17
"I glorified you on earth, having accomplished the work that you gave 
me to do. And now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the 
glory that I had with you before the world existed."

John 17:4-5
"That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give
you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, 
having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is 
the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his 
glorious inheritance in the saints, and what is the immeasurable great
ness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of 
his great might that he worked in Christ when he raised him from the 
dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, far 
above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every 
name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come."

Ephesians 1:17-21
"To Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all 
generations, forever and ever. Amen."

Ephesians 3:21
"To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. The heavens declare the glory 
of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork. Day to day pours 
out speech, and night to night reveals knowledge. There is no speech,
nor are there words, whose voice is not heard. Their voice goes out 
through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In the
m he has set a tent for the sun, which comes out like a bridegroom 
leaving his chamber, and, like a strong man, runs its course with 

Psalm 19:1-14
"Then the cloud covered the tent of meeting, and the glory of the Lord
filled the tabernacle. And Moses was not able to enter the tent of 
meeting because the cloud settled on it, and the glory of the Lord 
filled the tabernacle."

Exodus 40:34-35
Moses said, “Please show me your glory.”

Exodus 33:18
"And every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of 
God the Father."

Philippians 2:11
In the year that King Uzziah died I saw the Lord sitting upon a 
throne, high and lifted up; and the train of his robe filled the 
temple. Above him stood the seraphim. Each had six wings: with two 
he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two 
he flew. And one called to another and said: “Holy, holy, holy is the
Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of His glory!” And the 
foundations of the thresholds shook at the voice of him who called, 
and the house was filled with smoke. And I said: “Woe is me! For I am
lost; for I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a 
people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of 

Isaiah 6:1-8
"The sun shall be no more your light by day, nor for brightness shall 
the moon give you light; but the Lord will be your everlasting light,
and your God will be your glory. Your sun shall no more go down, nor 
your moon withdraw itself; for the Lord will be your everlasting 
light, and your days of mourning shall be ended. Your people shall 
all be righteous; they shall possess the land forever, the branch of 
my planting, the work of my hands, that I might be glorified."

Isaiah 60:19-21
"In that day the Lord of hosts will be a crown of glory, and a 
diadem of beauty, to the remnant of his people."

Isaiah 28:5
"Then will appear in heaven the sign of the Son of Man, and then all 
the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man 
coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory."

Matthew 24:30
"That according to the riches of His glory he may grant you to be 
strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being."

Ephesians 3:16
“Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and 
power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and 
were created.”

Revelation 4:11
"The one who offers thanksgiving as his sacrifice glorifies me; to one
who orders his way rightly I will show the salvation of God!”

Psalm 50:23
"If God is glorified in him, God will also glorify him in himself, and
glorify him at once."

John 13:32
"Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be 
glorified in the Son."

John 14:13
"The voice of the Lord is over the waters; the God of glory thunders,
the Lord, over many waters."

Psalm 29:3
"Be exalted, O God, above the heavens! Let your glory be over all the

Psalm 57:5
"But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus 
Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. 

2 Peter 3:18
For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shone in our
hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the 
face of Jesus Christ.

2 Corinthians 4:6
"Lift up your heads, O gates! And be lifted up, O ancient doors, that
the King of glory may come in. Who is this King of glory? The Lord, 
strong and mighty, the Lord, mighty in battle!"

Psalm 24:7-8
"To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. The heavens declare the glory 
of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork."

Psalm 19:1
"Because you are precious in my eyes, and honored, and I love you, I 
give men in return for you, peoples in exchange for your life. Fear 
not, for I am with you; I will bring your offspring from the east, and
from the west I will gather you. I will say to the north, Give up, and
to the south, Do not withhold; bring my sons from afar and my daughters
from the end of the earth, everyone who is called by my name, whom I 
created for my glory, whom I formed and made.”

Isaiah 43:4-7
And one called to another and said: “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of 
hosts; the whole earth is full of His glory!”

Isaiah 6:3
"Filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus 
Christ, to the glory and praise of God."

Philippians 1:11
"Declare His glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all 
the peoples!"

1 Chronicles 16:24

Verses on Angels

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“For He will command His angels concerning you to guard you in all 
your ways. On their hands they will bear you up, lest you strike your
foot against a stone.”

Psalm 91:11-12
“See, I am sending an angel ahead of you to guard you along the way 
and to bring you to the place I have prepared.”

Exodus 23:20
“Beware that you don’t look down on any of these little ones. For I 
tell you that in heaven their angels are always in the presence of my
Heavenly Father.”

Matthew 18:10
“Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will 
inherit salvation?”

Hebrews 1:14
“The LORD has established His throne in heaven, and His kingdom rules
over all. Praise the LORD, you His angels, you mighty ones who do His
bidding, who obey His word. Praise the LORD, all His heavenly hosts, 
you His servants who do His will. Praise the LORD, all His works. 
Everywhere in His dominion. Praise the LORD, my soul.”

Psalm 103:19-22
“Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some 
people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.”

Hebrews 13:2
“Then I looked and heard the voice of many angels, numbering thousands
upon thousands, and ten thousand times ten thousand. They encircled 
the throne and the living creatures and the elders. In a loud voice 
they sang: ‘Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and 
wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise.”

Revelation 5:11-12
"And he will send out his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they 
will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to 
the other."

Matthew 24:31
"Just so, I tell you, there is joy before the angels of God over one 
sinner who repents.”

Luke 15:10
“But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of
heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only."

Matthew 24:36
"Then the devil left him, and behold, angels came and were ministering
to him."

Matthew 4:11
"Do you think that I cannot appeal to my Father, and he will at once 
send me more than twelve legions of angels?"

Matthew 26:53
"The Son of Man will send his angels, and they will gather out of his
kingdom all causes of sin and all law-breakers."

Matthew 13:41
Then Elisha prayed and said, “O Lord, please open his eyes that he may
see.” So the Lord opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw, and 
behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all 
around Elisha.

2 Kings 6:17
"Praise him, all his angels; praise him, all his hosts!"

Psalm 148:2
"Now war arose in heaven, Michael and his angels fighting against the 
dragon. And the dragon and his angels fought back."

Revelation 12:7
For it is written, “‘He will command his angels concerning you, to 
guard you.”

Luke 4:10

Twas the Night Before Jesus Came

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Twas the night before Jesus came and all through the house, Not a creature was praying, not one in the house. Their Bibles were lain on the shelf without care, In hopes that Jesus would not come there.

The children were dressing to crawl into bed, Not once ever kneeling or bowing a head. And Mom in her rocker with baby on her lap, Was watching the Late Show while I took a nap.

When out of the East there arose such a clatter, I sprang to my feet to see what was The matter. Away to the window I flew like a flash, Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash!

When what to my wondering eyes should appear, But angels proclaiming that Jesus was here. With a light like the sun sending forth a bright ray, I knew in a moment this must be The Day!

The light of His face made me cover my head, It was Jesus! Returning just like He had said. And though I possessed worldly wisdom and wealth, I cried when I saw Him in spite of myself.

In the Book of Life which He held in His Hand, Was written the name of every saved man. He spoke not a word as He searched for my name; When He said “It’s not here” My head hung in shame!

The people whose names had been written with love, He gathered to take to His Father above. With those who were ready He rose without a sound, While all the rest were left standing around.

I fell to my knees, but it was too late;
I had waited too long and this sealed my fate. I stood and I cried as they rose out of sight; Oh, if only I had been ready tonight.

In the words of this poem the meaning is clear; The coming of Jesus is drawing near. There’s only one life and when comes the last call

We’ll find that the Bible was true after ALL!

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It is Finished

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You were dead because of your sins and because your sinful nature was not yet cut away. Then God made you alive with Christ, for He forgave all our sins. He canceled the record of charges against us and took it away by nailing it to the cross. In this way, He disarmed the spiritual rulers and authorities He shamed them publicly by His victory over them on the cross.

Colossians 2:13-15

Everything you are going through, carrying on your back, or stressing about for the future has been dealt with by Jesus. The anxiety, depression, sickness, hurt, shame, and sorrow has been nailed to the cross and the victory is ours through Jesus Christ! God doesn’t want you to continually live with your trouble. Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. (Matthew 11:28)

What you are struggling with won’t last forever. When the enemy whispers in your ear, “You are going to go through this for the rest of your life. Your depression is part of your DNA. Healing isn’t for you because look at how much you mess up and how weak your faith is. Look at the others getting their prayers answered and God’s not answered yours. You’ve failed him too many times for God to listen to you. You’re the only Christian struggling in this area. You are all alone and no one can relate to what you are going through. You’d be better off gone. God can’t use someone like you.” When you hear these lies whispered into your mind don’t let the devil confuse you into thinking it’s your own thoughts and that it’s all true. Rebuke the enemy in Jesus mighty name. Cast down these evil, untrue, and vile thoughts in the name of Jesus. There is real tangible authority when we use His name. Satan can only operate in your life through lies he leads you to believe and fear he tries to paralyze you with. The battle begins in the mind and the enemy tries to make you believe it and speak those lies into existence to hold whatever he can against you. Speak life into whatever situation you are going through. Say, “I am a child of God, and the joy of the Lord is my strength. Though my flesh and heart may fail God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. No weapon formed against me will prosper because I am covered by the blood of Jesus and ever record against me has been canceled by Jesus on the cross!”

Remind Satan of his place. I have read in the Bible the devils obituary and I know his end. His time is limited and he knows he has but a short time. Although you may be saved he can still try to make you live a defeated life by attacking you with his lies. You are alive in Christ and are seated in heavenly places. He is beneath you. Remember who you are in Jesus, bask in the Father’s love, and let the Holy Spirit fill you with joy today!

Verse references:

Colossians 2:13-15; Romans 8:37; Matthew 11:28; John 8:44; Proverbs 18:21; John 1:12; Nehemiah 8:10; Psalm 73:26; Isaiah 54:17; Ephesians 1:7; Revelation 20:10; Ephesians 2:6


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God Inspired

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I’m writing a post today I didn’t expect to write. I wanted to first share an interesting spiritual dream I had last night and the process I go through when writing a devotional.

Before I went to sleep last night, I expressed to those close to me that I had been feeling attacked by the enemy and really defeated. I would be fine during the day but once night hit it’s like a wave of darkness would hit and overwhelm me. I would have terrible nightmares that felt so real and lingered in my thoughts throughout the next day. I asked for prayer that night because I believe when you get together with two or more it is done in heaven as it is done on earth. Before I went to sleep I asked to receive a dream from God. I wasn’t specific on what I wanted to dream about but I asked non-the less.


In my dream last night, I was in a hotel room with my mom and a friend. There was loud banging noise coming from the hallway and getting closer to our room. The door burst off its hinges and in came a man with a gun. I was thinking he came to rob has and he started yelling at us to get down. I guess we weren’t moving fast enough because he pointed the gun at my arm and fired a shot to indicate he was not messing around. It’s as if the moment happened in slow motion. Once the bullet hit my upper arm my skin started glowing from where the impact should have been and the bullet bounced off. I knew immediately in my spirit that an angel from God had blocked the bullet from hurting me. The man looked shocked and to be honest so did I. He started firing more shots at me and to the others in the room. Every spot on our bodies that the bullets hit started to glow like fire and the bullets bounced off. None of us were being affected by the bullets. The dream ended and woke me up in the middle of the night. I knew in my heart that the future attacks coming against me would ricochet off me like the bullets had in the dream. I felt so blessed to receive this reassuring dream from God and I had a great night sleep for the rest of the night. I woke up feeling inspired to write a devotional.


Usually when I do a devo for “Coffee Dates with Jesus” I choose one verse and center my devotional around that scripture. Today I felt I could really hear God’s voice in my spirit and wrote today’s devo at my kitchen table. When I finished I decided to site all the verses I included in the main body of the paragraph because I only wrote what what was in my mind. It turns out I had 12 verses in all without even realizing it! Sometimes one verse is not enough and God has more to say! I sincerely try to let God take the lead with these devos and only write what He has told me in my spirit. That is why I don’t post one every day or have a scheduled time to post because I want each post to be genuine and God inspired. These are not my inspired words but His alone. Glory to God that He still speaks to us and hears us when we call out to Him! I hope these devotionals encourage you as much as they encourage me. After I finish writing a post I re-read what it says just to enjoy what the Holy Spirit had bottled up inside me. I take no credit for what I write. It’s all from above. Thank you Jesus! Thank you Father! Thank you Holy Spirit! Where would I be without them? Truly blessed.

Devotional will be posted very soon!

Ask & Receive

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“Truly I tell you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”

Matthew 18:18-20

Imagine if God were standing right in front of you. What would you say to Him? If you were guaranteed a private audience with the Lord Almighty what would you ask of Him? Knowing that whatever you ask would be given to you with heavenly power behind it. When you pray and gather with two or more people in Jesus name He is there. Did you grasp that? Jesus is literally in your midst! You are able to have a private audience with Jesus Himself! That His Word promises. Yet so many people treat that scripture so lightly. We have been given the authority through Jesus to bind things on earth and in heaven yet how much of that do we really do? We don’t have to worry that our prayers are going to miss the ear of the Lord. He has promised to be there and He is true to His Word. All the more we should be praying together with our friends, family, and even stranger abroad to present our requests to God. We need to bind in heaven and earth what we need. Don’t be afraid to be specific. If you have the ear of Jesus at your beck and call I wouldn’t want to give a general prayer. Instead you should give a specific, on target, and detailed prayer. Sometimes we get this fear that we shouldn’t ask to much of God because it would then make as greedy and unappreciative. If only you knew how much your heavenly Father wanted to give you, you would never stop asking Him for things! “Ask and you shall receive.” (Matthew 7:7) Never will you find a verse that tells you to stop asking, or stop once you’ve gotten a certain amount. God wants you to overflow with blessings, favor, and love. He wants more for you then you want for yourself.

Don’t let fear hold you back from asking God what you need. Stop what you are doing and find someone to pray and agree with you. You no longer need to hold your breath and wonder if your prayers went through. “You may ask me for anything in my name and I will do it.” (John 14:14) Stop wondering, and start asking!

If you ever need someone to agree with you in prayer that you don’t have in your life now, then feel free to reach out to me and together we can have a private audience with Jesus for whatever you need! I hope all who read this have a blessed day!


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Verses on Asking & Receiving

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"Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your 

Psalm 37:4
At Gibeon the Lord appeared to Solomon during the night in a dream, 
and God said, “Ask for whatever you want me to give you.”

1 Kings 3:5
“Truly I tell you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven,
and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. Again, 
truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they
ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. For where 
two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”

Matthew 18:18-20
Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you
have received it, and it will be yours.

Mark 11:24
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and 
the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the 
one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be 
opened. Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a 
stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? If you, then,
 though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, 
how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who
ask him!”

Matthew 7:7-11
"When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives,
that you may spend what you get on your pleasures."

James 4:3
"And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be
glorified in the Son. You may ask me for anything in my name, and I 
will do it."

John 14:13-14
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer 
and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the
peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your 
hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."

Philippians 4:6-8
"If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you 
wish, and it will be done for you."

John 15:7
"If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer."

Matthew 21:22
"And he spake a parable unto them [to this end], that men ought always
to pray, and not to faint."

Luke 18:1-8
"If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your 
children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy 
Spirit to those who ask him!”

Luke 11:13
"Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you 
will receive, and your joy will be complete."

John 16:24

Closer to God

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“I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come.” -Jesus

John 16:12-13

If there was one nugget of information you could take away from today’s devo is to never become complacent in your relationship with God. When I say God I mean the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. There is so much to learn and so much to gain from Him. We think we know so much or sometimes we get so comfortable in our relationship that we don’t allow ourselves to grow further.

Jesus promised that the Holy Spirit would reveal what is yet to come. He is already in the future ready to help, equip, and empower us for everything we will need. Why wait when you can know now what He has in store? He wants to talk to you more than you want to hear from Him. We complain we can’t hear God’s voice so we pray to hear Him more clearly and just when He is about to talk back to us we stand up after we say ‘Amen’ and go on with our day. We need to be sensitive to God’s voice in our quiet time but we also need to seek Him in His Word.

Two years ago I challenged myself to read the whole Bible from beginning to end. I’m a huge bookworm and can go through books like popcorn. I had read hundreds of books, but not every chapter the Bible had to offer. I read my favorite books and passages of the Bible like most do and skipped over pages I didn’t think applied to me. I could feel God pressing me to read it all from start to finish. My goal was set to read the whole Bible in one year, which I accomplished in eight months. I was so proud of myself and thought that I had deserved a small break from my hard work. God firmly reminded me that I was not done in my learning. I know He told me, “Well done. Now start again.” It’s amazing how you can read the same passage over and over yet every time it is different. You see it from a deeper perspective with a greater insight than before and uncover hidden revelations. You are never done learning and will always find something you never found before when you read the pages of the Bible. We will spend eternity getting to know God better and I for one don’t want to wait a second longer in my journey to learn! Don’t become spiritually complacent or go through the motions because it’s what you’ve always done. I pray God lights a fire in you that never burns out and your eyes will open to the things unseen. We are living in the greatest time in history and not a moment should be wasted!


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Seeking Approval

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“For am I seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ.”

Galatians 1:10

There seems to be an overwhelming need to impress and get the approval of others. We tend to compare ourselves to those around us and even more so with social media on the rise. We do all sorts of strange things because of our need to please and seek the approval of people we don’t even know. Popular opinion can dictate our decisions and lead us astray. The unpopular topics of discussion tend to fall under conservative, biblical, and moral values. It’s not popular to stand up for truth when cultural “tolerance” is relentless in their attack of silencing those who oppose them. It’s hard at times to find firm ground in our beliefs in an uncertain world. The result of our complacent behavior leads to finding ourselves trapped in a sinful society’s norms. God’s desire is to remove us from this sinful mindset. He doesn’t want us seeking the approval of others in fear of their rejection or rebuke. We have nothing to lose and everything to gain when we look to God for His ultimate wisdom. He will strengthen, correct, and uplift you in a firm yet gentle manner when you seek His council above all others. Resist the urge to run with the crowd. When we become rooted in the identity of Christ we no longer seek worldly approval or cultural agendas. Don’t be deceived by worldly doctrines that hold no truth or morals and try to corrupt who you are. Take a stand for what is right in the eyes of God and let the opinions of others fall to the side so that the one true opinion can shine through!


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