Thursday, October 31, 2013

DAILY DEVO...How is your spam filter doing?

I really hate spam mail. It is so time consuming to delete it but luckily I have good software that allows my computer to filter the phony emails.

Wish we could have that kind of filtering in our lives. Satan tries to use the same tactics as spam mail...offering us things that might fix things, but only making things worse.

Jesus gives me reassurance that satan has no power over me...

"Go Satan! For it is written, 'You shall worship the Lord your God and serve Him only.'" - Jesus (Matthew 4:10)

? for today...what kind of spiritual spam protection do you have?

Don't fall for the plots and schemes of the enemy. He is a liar and he has NO power over you! Tell him to get behind you!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

DAILY DEVO...Halloween, what are you going to do with it?

DID YOU KNOW that the yearly observance of Halloween amounts to a multi-billion dollar industry. Second only to Christmas!

I dont know what your take is on the traditions of halloween, I hope that if you are a Christian, that you recognize the pagan rituals that are associated with this holiday and you keep your distance.

I have heard the debates of whether Christians should tak...e part in this fall tradition, and whatever side of the fence you find yourself, I would like to share this scripture with you...

"I try to find common ground with everyone so that I might bring them to Christ." -1 Corinthians 9:22

No two people will always agree, but I believe that you can use opportunities like Halloween to bring the gospel to those who are lost.

What a great way to meet your neighbors as they go door to door. And no better opportunity than Halloween to talk to people about heaven and hell. Instead of handing out candy..why not hand out something more life altering like a Christian tract.

? for's Halloween time again...what will you do with it?

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

DAILY DEVO...preparation time is not wasted time!

Have you ever been unprepared for a test?

How did that work out for You?...

David had a test to prepare for. Except in his case, his test was not one he could cram for the night before. David was destined to be the king of Israel, his entire life was his preparation for kingship. One test at a time.

Often times, we see tests as a waste of time, but spiritually speaking, every test is a way to equip us for "the good works that God has prepared beforehand." (Ephesians 2:10)

The funny thing about tests though, is you will only get out what you put in. If you don't try, you will probably fail. If you do your best and prepare, you will do better than you ever imagined.

? for well have you prepared for tomorrow's test? Not your history test...your life test!

"Be season and out of season."

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

DAILY DEVO...SHHHHH can you keep a secret?


Can you keep a secret?

Not everyone can, but Jesus' mother could. She spoke to angels, became pregnant as a virgin, was blessed by prophets, received gifts from Magi and escaped the genocide of firstborn sons.

By a very young age, Mary had alot of secrets. But she kept them to herself...

Luke 2:19 "But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart."...

Often times I think we miss out on a blessing from God because we are so eager to tell. Read about it in Matthew 6:1-4.

Some things just need to remain in our heart, not on facebook, not on the news, not even told to our closest friend. Some things are for God's ears only.

? for today...what little secret do you have for God today?

Thursday, October 17, 2013

DAILY DEVO...rolling the eyes!

Attitude, attitude, attitude.

 "I don't like your attitude!"

I sure heard that plenty growing up! Especially as a teen, my attitude stunk! I had the eye roll thing mastered. As we grow up, some of us only learn to hide the rolling eyes rather than learn to change our attitude....

Philippians 2:14,15 "Do all things without grumbling or questioning, that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world."

 Too many times we allow our circumstances to reflect thru our attitude, rather than allowing our attitude to reflect God.

? for today...what has your attitude been like today?

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

DAILY DEVOTION...mirror, mirror on the wall

What in the world would we do without mirrors?

I don't know too many people who can go an entire day without checking themselves in the mirror.

If we care how we look on the outside so much, why don't we do the same inwardly?

In the Bible, James says, if we only hear the Word of God but do not do what the Bible says, we are deceiving ourselves.
James 1:23,24 "For if anyone is a hearer of the Word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror, for he sees himself, goes away and immediately forgets what kind of man he was."

The thing about a mirror is it is only good when you are standing in front of it. Walk away...the image is gone.

? for today...what do you see in your spiritual mirror?

I pray God's image will be our reflection.