Now the next day, when they had come out from Bethany, He was hungry. And seeing from afar a fig tree having leaves, He went to see if perhaps He would find something on it. When He came to it, He found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season for figs. In response Jesus said to it, “Let no one eat fruit from you ever again.” And His disciples heard it. Now in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots. And Peter, remembering, said to Him, “Rabbi, look! The fig tree which You cursed has withered away.” So Jesus answered and said to them, “Have faith in God. For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them. “And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him, that your Father in heaven may also forgive you your trespasses. But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father in heaven forgive your trespasses.”
Mark 11:12-14, 20-26 NKJV
And the scribes who came down from Jerusalem said, “He has Beelzebub,” and, “By the ruler of the demons He casts out demons.” So He called them to Himself and said to them in parables: “How can Satan cast out Satan? If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. And if a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand. And if Satan has risen up against himself, and is divided, he cannot stand, but has an end. No one can enter a strong man’s house and plunder his goods, unless he first binds the strong man. And then he will plunder his house.
Mark 3:22-27 NKJV
This great nations is divided. By political views, economic standings, religion, gender, and ethnicity. Just to name a few. We have become a nation turned inward, onto itself, because we cannot see clearly. Sadly, this has been a long time coming. Yet, so many around the globe are just as divided. The division is so great that it has torn families apart, turned friends against one another, and race against race. Their are so many forms of division taking place that is difficult to list them all. But GOD! He knows ALL and see’s ALL.
So I stand on the gap for those who divided and this nation. Lord, I ask that you take the reins and be in control. So that your love will flow, that those who say they are of/like you will display, for all to see, your love. Bring us back together, united in you. May the right decisions be made to your glory. We as a people stand up and declare your truth in all things. Not ashamed or full of fear. But standing firm and bold upon your word. The word that we have hid in our hearts so that cannot sin against you. Forgive us of all our sins and fill us with your Holy Spirit, to fill up those empty places. in all things we give thanks unto you, our Lord and Savior. Amen.
May God do a new thing in you. Have a wonderful day,
I set My rainbow in the cloud, and it shall be for the sign of the covenant between Me and the earth. It shall be, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the rainbow shall be seen in the cloud; and I will remember My covenant which is between Me and you and every living creature of all flesh; the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh.
Genesis 9:13-15 NKJV
To be IN God is to be set apart. The things that I use to do, I cannot do anymore. Those things that without a shadow of a doubt will lead me down the wrong path, I cannot allow myself to be tempted by them. I must be set apart, holy, and ready to be used by God. I must be set apart, holy, and an example of God upon the earth for all of mankind to see.
I must be holy just like my Lord is holy. I serve a mighty God, the True and Living God. The Creator of heaven and the earth. He is my Lord, Savior, and Redeemer.
Now the word of the Lord came to Jonah the son of Amittai, saying, “Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and cry out against it; for their wickedness has come up before Me.” But Jonah arose to flee to Tarshish from the presence of the Lord . He went down to Joppa, and found a ship going to Tarshish; so he paid the fare, and went down into it, to go with them to Tarshish from the presence of the Lord . Jonah 1:1-3 NKJV
I was reading my devotion this morning and a question rose from the designated scripture readings. Jonah 1:1-6 The question was, “how can you flee from God”. Is it not virtually impossible? But how often have I tried throughout my life, even now? 🤔 How many times have I heard God clearly telling me to do a thing but I did the oppossite? How many times? I’ll just say it is unmeasurable.
I know that God is omniscience and omnipresent. Yet, I still try to run from him. Now isn’t that silly? Sometimes you have to laugh at yourself. 😄 That is just silly. But I must face the reality of it, I have tried numerous of times. I’m just glad that God has not turned from me. Thank you, Lord for waiting patiently for me to get my act together. Thank you, for not giving up on my.
I can imagine God in heaven shaking his head looking at me saying, ‘this girl, just don’t get It. Its not about her but about the work that must be done in her for my purpose. My will shall be done. I will wait patiently for her to come to the knowledge of that fact.’ With Jesus on the side of him saying, ‘Father, give her time. She knows you and have relationship with you. She will come around.’
All I can say is, thank you, Lord, and let your perfect will be done in my life. Forgive me for my disobedience. Use me for your divine purpose and I humbly bow unto you.
I have always found it mind boggling how different things can bring memories from, oh so long ago, to your mind. You know those things that you have not thought about in ages and those which you wish you can just forget ever happened. 🤔 It could be a scent, a look, a sound, music, and a plethora of other things to bring all to the forefront of your mind.
But isn’t it amazing how that little thought that brings the memory back in vivid detail. Like what you were wearing, the feelings, and emotions felt at that time. It is amazing how our minds can forget and then bring everything back in an instant. What great craftsmanship of our Creator?
The good, bad, and the ugly of our experiences are buried just below the surface of our memories. Each experience is a learning experience. To be reminded that we are overcomers and that all things are possible through the love of Jesus Christ. If we believe and have hope. We can’t dwell on the specifics and/or the emotions of an event. We must glance at our past but not stay in our past. A glimpse back into our past is to remind us that we have overcame that and we are moving forward. Forward in our purpose and the perfect will of our Heavenly Father.
Search me [thoroughly], O God, and know my heart;
Test me and know my anxious thoughts;
24 And see if there is any wicked or hurtful way in me, And lead me in the everlasting way.
Oh, how does my soul longs to be fully connected with you, without any hindrance. I know, trust, and believe that you see/know all. So I ask that you search me, know my heart, and my innermost thoughts. If they do not align with you, if they be evil, I ask that you take them from. Purge me with hysop and make me white as snow. For my desire is to live my life fully dedicated unto your purpose and will. My life is not my own but it is yours to do all that is required of me. For I am the clay and you are the potter. Shape and mold me into what I was predestined to be from my mother’s womb. You knew me before I was conceived and I place all of my faith in you, my Creator.
Oh, how does my soul cleaves unto you. My souls cries out to you and hears you clearly. No, one will ever know how much my soul longs to be in your presence. No, one will ever know how my soul cries out to you during the good, bad, and the ugly. No, one will ever know the love my soul pours out before you and have towards you. No, one will ever know how my soul cries out for those who are lost and do not know you. My soul cries out on the behalf of those who can’t or won’t recognize you. My soul cries for the lost and hurting. Oh, how my soul cries out for this generation of vipers. My soul grieves for the those who once were of the fold but has turned their backs to you. Oh, my soul…
Faith is the radar that sees through the fog.” Corrie Ten Boom
So much within the body of Christ is based upon our faith. Jesus said, “…if ye shall have faith as a mustard seed, ye shall say to this mountain Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.” Mat 17:20 kjv
As a believer, I must have faith in what I can’t see in the natural. Heb 11:1 Meaning that my entire way of thinking must be centered on the things of God. The reason being, is so that I may see everything through my spiritual eyes which see as the Spirit leads me to see. For He open the eyes of the blind. I must have faith in the God I serve, for Him to work on behalf when I go to Him in prayer.