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Monday-Start the Week off Right

http://bible.com/1/jer.1.4-5.KJV

God knew me before I was even formed. He knew what I would be, do, say, or think. He knows all things, omniscient.

With those who are close to me, I often wonder just how well do the know me. Do they know the inner most, some of the inner most, or what is on the outside of me. I Believe just like there are different levels of government, there are different levels of oneself. Depending on the type relationship, will depend on what you actually know about a person. Either you will know the surface, surface + some, or the deepest inner most.

I am so glad that God knows all about me from the inside out. I am secure in that truth. He formed me, set me apart, and purposed my life. Before I was even thought by my parents this took place. Just how awesome is my God. 😊 

So I know without a doubt I can go to Him in all things. To lay out all of my fears, hopes, dreams, emotions, circumstances, and etc before him. Not worrying if He will give bad advise, have an alternative motives, or wish me harm. I know without a doubt that he has my BEST interest in sight. 

I know the thoughts that I have towards you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.

Jeremiah 29:11 kjv

Wishing you all a wonderful and blessed Monday,

JRLL ❤

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A Lifestyle

Different situations or circumstances calls for different actions or reactions. We are to pray about everything but you may have to go a little deeper.

Phil 4:6 kjv

Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

What do I mean by ‘a little deeper’? Well, if you pray about everything but you notice that you are not getting answers, a response from God, or it seems like things are out of wack then more action of is required. First, you must check your connection and if its right then you have to add something more to your prayer of faith. Jesus told the disciples that the devil, ‘goeth out by prayer and fasting’ while they were trying to cast him out by their means. Note: Matt 17:14-21 

We as followers of Christ come up against a lot of things, situations, hardships, challenges, and test. The only way we can succeed is through our connection with the Father. We must first know the Son in order to have a relationship with the Father. Note Jn 14:6 our life/lifestyle must be derived from our connection with God and our hearts must be right. Our true motive must be aligned with the things of God, that he be glorified and not us.

To apply fasting or as it is written in Daniel, chasten, to our lives, we must recognize that is a true lifestyle. We can see that by the life that Daniel lived. From his introduction into scripture he stood upright before man, he and his friends would not eat from the kings table but that of a vegetarian, and he prayed. No, matter What was going on around him, he still went into his place, turned towards Jerusalem, the sacred city, and prayed to God. He had a lifestyle of prayer and fasting. In scripture he is referred to as ‘a man greatly beloved’. Note: Dan 10:11 So how much more should our connection with God should be? 

Daniels life shows a life of prayer. Not only prayer bur fasting. It did not matter the length of time that he prayed about a thing. He continued to lay his requests before God until he got an answer. He tarried before God. He and his friends prayers changed things.  How much more should our prayers change things? Our prayers should shift the atmosphere, heal the sick, raise the dead,and much much more. Jesus said that greater works then what he did shall be done through those who believe. Note: Jn 14:11-12 Even the shadow of Peter healed the sick. Note: Acts 5:15-16

So if we believe why are so many of us not walking in our beliefs and not effecting the things surrounding us? We must go deeper in God by developing a lifestyle of prayer and fasting. Also note that fasting must be directed by God. He will tell you how and what to fast for. Note: Matt 4:1 & Lk 4:1 Just continue to look to God for your help and strength. 

PS 121:1-2 kjv

I WILL lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from which cometh my help. 2. My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth.

Be blessed and be encouraged,

JRLL ❤

“I believe the power of fasting as it relates to prayer is the spiritual atomic bomb that our Lord has given us to destroy the strongholds of evil and usher in a great revival and spiritual harvest around the world.” Dr. Bill Bright 

Posted in #firstfruits, Bible Study, Inspiration, Prayer, Thought of the Day~TOTD

Daily I must rehearse the word of God within my heart. Some days its easy and others not so. Yet, I must continue to push through. For I desire for the Lord to tell me at our meeting, “Well, done thy good and faithful servant.”

Sometimes I feel all alone but it is written that ‘he will never leave nor forsake you.’ (Heb 13:5) At times I feel like my prayers are going nowhere but it is written that ‘he hears the prayers of the righteous.’ (Prov 15:29) Sometimes I feel that this burden is too heavy for me to bare but its written ‘to come into him all who are heavy laden and he will give you rest, take his yoke and burden upon you for it is light.’ (Matt 11:28-30)

If I allow myself, flesh,  to run rampant then I, emotions, feelings, and actions would be all over the place. So it is very important that I rehearse the inspired WORD GOD within me continuously. For the WORD will and can lead me in every situation that I encounter. Only if I trust, believe, apply faith, and walk upright.

My prayer Oh, Lord, my God is that you lead and guide me in all things. I ask that you pour out your wisdom, knowledge, and understanding upon. But most of I desire the more of you!

Be encouraged and allow God to lead you,

JRLL ❤

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The Essence of Two

The Essence of Two is the true heart of the matter. When Two become One united, their must be a change. A change that takes place internally and outwardly. When Two become One trust must be in the mix. Most of all God must be at the center. For without Him we cannot do anything.

The Essence of Two is the true heart of the matter. Who is man (male and female) that he can change his heart? Can a person do that in and of themselves? Absolutely, not. Can a dog change its spots? No. So God must be in the mix of Two to become One.

The Essence of Two is the true heart of the matter. Two to become One is not easy and is a forever learning process. Two to become One must spend time in the trenches, valleys, and the mountain tops. Time spent growing, learning, sharing, and learning is a must. Most of all time spent as One unified in prayer, praise, and worship, to the One who will never lead them astray is the lifeline to truly become One. 

Be encouraged for God is with us always,

JRLL ❤

Posted in #firstfruits, Bible Study, Inspiration, Prayer, SOTD, Thought of the Day~TOTD

Daniel 2:20-23 kjv

Daniel answered and said, Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever: for wisdom and might are his: And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding: He revealeth the deep and secret things: he knoweth what is in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with him. I thank thee, and praise thee, O thou God of my fathers, who hast given me wisdom and might, and hast made known unto me now what we desired of thee: for thou hast now made known unto us the king’s matter.
Daniel 2:20‭-‬23 KJV

http://bible.com/1/dan.2.20-23.KJV

Daniel is offering up a praise to the Sovereign God for making known to him the dream of King Nebuchadnezzar.

Just as Daniel praised God for his sovereignty, we should praise him. We should praise him continuously and without fail. For he is God and is all powerful. His mercies are new every morning. (Lam 3:22-23) Just remember that God IS in control. Just trust, believe, and have faith!

Be encouraged,

JRLL ❤

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The Essence of One

The Essence of One tells the true story. A story of how One lives their life. A story of what One believes. The story of how One make decisions. The story of how One process what is going on around them. The story of how One handles the pressures of life.

The Essence of One tells the true story. So I challenge each of us to take a long, hard look at ourselves. Not only ourselves, but those closes to us. Take a look at the true story, to see if we are standing for the same things. Look to see if our beliefs are aligned and if we are focused upon the same end goals. See if we are truly compatible. Sadly, it may be time to cut some people out of our lives. So that we cannot continue to carry the dead weight of others with us. Everyone cannot go with you into your future.

Be encouraged and have a beautiful day,

JRLL ❤