MARCH 18, 2021 – In Search Of YOU!

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In Search Of YOU!  

MARCH 18, 2021

KEY FROM GOD’S WORD:

Proverbs 18:2 A fool hath no delight in understanding, but that his heart may discover itself.

THOUGHT ON GOD’S WORD:

  Many new books have been published over the years trying to help people find themselves. Self Esteem is a buzzword. The idea behind it all is that if you do not feel good about yourself, how can you even hope to survive?

  The sad thing is, when most people get to the end of the long road to find out the truth, they are often disappointed. If you do a real honest self-examination, you will find you are just like everyone else. A different talent and a different way of life maybe, but other than material differences, we are all pretty much the same. We are no better and no worse than anyone else trudging around this big old mudball we call earth.

  The searching of one’s self is often driven by self-pride. Can you imagine spending a lifetime searching, only to find that we are all just sinful creatures searching for the truth? Real truth will lead you to God. God’s Word tells us that man really does not want to know the truth, what they want is to believe a lie. People want to hear that somehow; they are better or in some way different from the rest of the world. When the truth is, to find our real value in life, we must first have God in our life. Once we make God the director of our life, He will show us just what He created us to be. Isn’t that what we really want? Not to know whom we are, but to know what we may become?

  I heard it once said, “Life is a stage, and we are all actors there in.” The question then is, who is directing the continuing saga of your life?
   

CARRYING THAT THOUGHT THROUGH THE DAY:

  Giving our heart to the Lord is a one-time thing. You only need to accept Christ as Saviour once to be eternally secure in that salvation. However, giving our life over to God can be a daily struggle. Let’s just bow our hearts to the Lord today and tell Him, “I am here today to serve you Lord. Make of me what you need me to be. Be the director of my life today. Amen.”

GOD TALKING TO ME:  MARCH 18, 2021

THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING  (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
Numbers 25, 26     /     Psalm 69:16-36     /     Proverbs 18     /     John 16, 17

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Numbers 32-33          /  Mark 14:17-42

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Hebrews 2:12

March 17, 2021 – Peek-A-Boo… I See You!

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Peek-A-Boo… I See You!

MARCH 17, 2021

KEY FROM GOD’S WORD:

Psalms 69:5 O God, thou knowest my foolishness; and my sins are not hid from thee.

THOUGHT ON GOD’S WORD:

    I read a humorous story about a female skier named Picabo Street, (pronounced Peek-A-Boo Street). This famous Olympic skier, Picabo Street, is apparently not just an athlete, it is also said that she is a nurse. The report went on to say she was working in the Intensive Care Unit of a Metropolitan Hospital where they report that she is not permitted to answer the telephone. It was said that it simply caused too much confusion when she would answer hospital phone and say, “Picabo, ICU.”

    Well, I am not sure if the story is true or not, but I found it to be a bit funny. What is not funny is that so many Christians today feel they can play a real game of Peek-a-boo with God. Thinking somehow that sometimes God does not see them or maybe He is too busy to notice them for just a little while. It seems odd to me that we might wish to hide from God on one day, but the very next day when trouble comes knocking at our door we are crying out, “Oh God can’t you see what is happening?” Well, the good news for us is God always sees what is happening. The sad news is He does not always enjoy what He sees.

CARRYING THAT THOUGHT THROUGH THE DAY:

  As we go through the day today, we should try to remember that God is always vigilant. He is watching over His loved children every moment of every day. Let’s keep Him in our mind, as He keeps us in His.

GOD TALKING TO ME:  MARCH 17, 2021

THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING  (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
Numbers 23, 24     /     Psalm 69: 1-15     /     Proverbs 17     /     John 14, 15

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Numbers 30-31           /    Mark 14:1-16

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Founder and Executive Director
Hebrews 2:12

MARCH 16, 2021 – Always Pray For Israel

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Always Pray For Israel 

MARCH 16, 2021

KEY FROM GOD’S WORD:

Numbers 22:12 And God said unto Balaam, Thou shalt not go with them; thou shalt not curse the people: for they are blessed.

THOUGHT ON GOD’S WORD:

  Israel, such a tiny Nation. Still, they always seem to be in the middle of a fight. They are a Nation that is always struggling for peace. A People, who at one time God held dear, and at another He turned His back on them. So, what are we to think of the People and the Nation of Israel?

  In our verse today, we find an answer. “Thou shalt not curse these people for they are blessed.” You might ask, “Even today.” I would answer yes, even today. In the Bible we find that at the end of it all in the book of Revelation, God will call back unto Himself the People of the Nation of Israel. As He promised, He has never ever completely forsaken His chosen people. Neither should we. EVER!

  What a comfort to know we have a God who never gives up on us, even if we give up on Him, or give up on ourselves. God will never leave nor forsake those He loves and calls His own.       

CARRYING THAT THOUGHT THROUGH THE DAY:

  We should never ever forget that we who are believers in Christ are the church, the Bride of Christ. We make up a group of extremely special people to the Lord God Almighty. Nevertheless, Israel remains forever and always His chosen people. Let us pray that our nation will always support the nation of Israel even in the face of others who might disagree. Pray for the people of Israel.

GOD TALKING TO ME:  MARCH 16, 2021

THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING  (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
Numbers 21, 22     /     Psalm 68     /     Proverbs 16     /     John 13

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Numbers 28-29           /  Mark 13

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Hebrews 2:12

MARCH 15, 2021 – Want To See A Miracle?

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Want To See A Miracle? 

MARCH 15, 2021

KEY FROM GOD’S WORD:

John 12:37 But though he had done so many miracles before them, yet they believed not on him:

THOUGHT ON GOD’S WORD:

    When you are sharing about Christ, occasionally people will ask you things like, “If God is real, how is it He does not do this or that?” They want to see with their own eyes our God do something. What these people are really asking is, “Can I see a miracle?” The answer is a resounding, “YES.”

    There is the miracle of this planet staying in orbit over all these many years. There is the marvel that not one person ever has just being flung off into outer space as the earth spins round and round. There is the miracle of a baby born and growing into a man or woman without science or anybody telling it how. The body just grows as God designed it to. There is the miracle of love in a world that promotes hate, violence, and death. However, if they really want to see the greatest miracle of all, ask them to fully trust in Jesus for what He already did on the cross of Calvary and what He is doing for them today in Heaven. Once they give themselves to God fully, they will witness the greatest miracle of all. It is the miracle of a changed heart. A life that was bound for Hell now has a home in Heaven. A life once filled with confusion and doubt, now filled with anticipations and expectation. What greater miracle could anyone ask for?   

CARRYING THAT THOUGHT THROUGH THE DAY:

    I guess the second-best miracle I can think of today, is that God would use someone like you and I to carry this all-important life changing message of salvation to someone who is lost in their sin. However, just as it was in Jesus’ days on earth, miracles do not really convince people. Even then, they would follow Him for the show, not out of true love. Still, God allows you and I, who were once lost just as they are, to carry this very precious and special message to them. Handle it with care as you share your faith in Christ. However, be sure to share your faith. That is why we are still here. To be seen by a lost world as God’s living miracles.

GOD TALKING TO ME:  MARCH 15, 2021

THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING  (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
Numbers 18-20     /     Psalm 67     /     Proverbs 15     /     John 11:38-12:50

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Numbers 26-27           /  Mark 12:28-44

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Founder and Executive Director
Hebrews 2:12

March 13 & 14, 2021 – Who Can Praise Him?

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Who Can Praise Him? 

MARCH 13 & 14, 2021

KEY FROM GOD’S WORD:

Psalm 66:8O bless our God, ye people, and make the voice of his praise to be heard:

THOUGHT ON GOD’S WORD:

    I have heard people who make no claim to being saved say, “well praise God,” following times when it seemed trouble had been averted. Whether they even realize it or not, they are actually taking the name of the Lord our God in vain. You see to praise God, or as it is stated in today’s verse “bless our God,” is saying you believe that there is a God, and that the blessings you just received came from that God. However, those who do not truly know God as their Saviour are acknowledging God as the source of their blessing, all the while living a life that rejects Him, His Son, His authority, and His salvation.

    When we received Jesus Christ as our salvation, the veil of sin was lifted, and true worship and praise are directed toward God. Until someone has received Him as his or her Saviour, it is vain to praise a God in whom someone has not placed his or her faith. So, I would ask, how can a person who denies God, denies His Son Jesus, denies His free salvation, denies His power, denies His authority, and denies His grace, turn around and truly praise Him.     

CARRYING THAT THOUGHT THROUGH THE DAY:

    John 4:22a & 23-24 “Ye worship ye know not what: … But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.”

Thank God today that you can worship and praise Him, because the veil of sin has been done away with by our Saviour Jesus Christ. He is our Lord and worthy of all praise.

GOD TALKING TO ME:  MARCH 13, 2021

THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING  (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
Numbers 15-17     /     Psalm 66     /     Proverbs 13-14     /     John 10:1-11:37 

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Numbers 23-25            /    Mark 12:1- 27

 

WHAT TO DO ON SUNDAY:

There will not be a Daily Devotion sent out on Sundays. Instead we encourage you to attend your church and listen intently to what God has prepared in the heart of your Pastor. Write down all the scriptures he uses in that message, then when you get home re-read those passages for today’s reading. God has given to your Pastor exactly what He desires for you on that day.  

GOD TALKING TO ME:  MARCH 14, 2021

THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING  (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
NO READINGS ON SUNDAY

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
NO READINGS ON SUNDAY

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Founder and Executive Director
Hebrews 2:12

MARCH 12, 2021 – Job Security

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Job Security  

MARCH 12, 2021

KEY FROM GOD’S WORD:

Numbers 14:11 And the LORD said unto Moses, How long will this people provoke me? and how long will it be ere they believe me, for all the signs which I have showed among them?

THOUGHT ON GOD’S WORD:

  Can you imagine being the CEO in charge of a large group of people? When it came time for raises, you gave them all way more than they deserved. When it came to workload, you made sure it was divided more than evenly so no one had to pull too much of the weight. When it came to company strength and being solid in your market, you have made sure there is no way that your company can be beat and in doing so they can be sure their position with this company was secure. Then, after all that you have done to aide in their peace of mind and financial security, when it comes time for you to need them to pitch in a little and help with a project they say, “no way, what have you ever done for me?”

  If you can even imagine that for a moment, then can you also imagine God’s disgust with us at times? You see He has blessed us with all spiritual blessings. He has given us no more to do than we can handle and even said, “my yoke is easy,” to let us know that He was working alongside us. For security, there is no one more secure than God Himself, who is all-powerful. As believers, we are secure in our position with Him, as He has sealed us with His own Holy Spirit. However, when He tells us in His Word to go, to tell, to love, to help, and to exhort, we sort of look at Him and say, “why should we do that?”   
   

CARRYING THAT THOUGHT THROUGH THE DAY:

  Oh, it is so good to be living under the grace of God. However, should we take that grace for granted? I think Paul said it best in Romans 6:15 when he said, “What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid.” We should be obedient to all that God calls us to do. Look how much He has done for us.

GOD TALKING TO ME:  MARCH 12, 2021

THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING  (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
Numbers 14     /     Psalm 65     /     Proverbs 12     /     John 9

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Numbers 21-22           /  Mark 11

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Founder and Executive Director
Hebrews 2:12

March 11, 2021 – The Sun Is Always Shinning Somewhere

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The Sun Is Always Shinning Somewhere 

MARCH 11, 2021

KEY FROM GOD’S WORD:

John 8:12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

THOUGHT ON GOD’S WORD:

    In the days of the writing of the New Testament, the Jewish Temple was designed in many sections and levels. In the innermost part was the Temple building itself, in which only priests could enter. Inside this Temple was the Holy of Holies, which only the High Priest could enter once a year. Around the Temple were courts. Each one elevated a little higher than the one before, leading up to the Temple itself. Eight feet below the Temple was the Court of the Priests. Three feet below that was the Court of Israel, only the men of Israel came there to do sacrifices. Ten feet below that was the Court of Women, where Jewish families came to worship God. Eight feet below that was the Outer Court or Court of Gentiles, a place where anyone could come to the Temple to worship God. If any Gentile went beyond the outer court, he or she would be liable for death.

    In the Court of the Women, you would find trumpet shaped boxes for offerings and a large golden lamp stand that burned continually during the Feast of the Tabernacle. The bright radiant beam from the large candles would remind the Children of Israel how God was a Pillar of Light to lead them out of Egypt. Jesus often used everyday examples to make His point. Looking at this large Menorah, or Lamp Stand, the people heard Jesus once again refer to Himself as God, “the Light,” which can lead them from harm’s way. Jesus promised to lead them out of the darkness of sin, into the wonderful light of His love.     

CARRYING THAT THOUGHT THROUGH THE DAY:

    As the sun shines somewhere twenty-four hours a day, so does the love of God. We may only see the sun for a few hours each day, but it never stops shinning. If we are not in a place for the Love of God to shine on us, it does not mean He quit loving us. We are simply in the wrong place.

GOD TALKING TO ME:  MARCH 11, 2021

THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING  (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
Numbers 12, 13     /     Psalm 64     /     Proverbs 11     /     John 8

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Numbers 19-20           /    Mark 10:32-52

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Founder and Executive Director
Hebrews 2:12

MARCH 10, 2021 – Best Amusement Ride In The World

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Best Amusement Ride In The World 

MARCH 10, 2021

KEY FROM GOD’S WORD:

Proverbs 10:25 As the whirlwind passeth, so is the wicked no more: but the righteous is an everlasting foundation.

THOUGHT ON GOD’S WORD:

  Have you ever gone to the carnival or town fair and found one ride that really tickles your fancy? I’m talking about the one that, if you could, you would build it in your back yard and ride it every day. You get on, get all situated, and then it begins. Nothing else seems to matter for those few minutes. All you can think about is how you feel on the ride at that moment. Then, right in the middle of all this fun, the ride begins to slow down, then stops, and you are ushered off to the side. It is all over.

  Although they may not realize it, that is what life is like for lost people in this world. Satan has given them something that distracts them from the reality of life. All they have in mind is the fun for the moment. However, just as the ride at the fair has an end, so does every person’s life. Someday it will all stop, and they will be ushered off into eternity.

  Just like a whirlwind which passes, and everyone is talking about it for a while, so is our life. Then, before we know it, it is over, and our life has gone the way of the passing whirlwind. For the lost without Christ, it will be an eternity in hell. However, for the Saved, those who are made righteous by the blood of Jesus Christ, it is an eternity in Heaven. Our Eternity has changed because of the “everlasting foundation” of our life, Jesus.   

CARRYING THAT THOUGHT THROUGH THE DAY:

  Do you know someone who is living on the roller coaster of life? The ride seems to have captivated all their attention. Pray today that you, or someone might get their attention and get them off the ride before it comes to its end. Help set their feet on the solid rock. This rock is Jesus.

GOD TALKING TO ME:  MARCH 10, 2021

THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING  (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
Numbers 10, 11     /     Psalm 63     /     Proverbs 10     /     John 7

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Numbers 16-18        /  Mark 10:1-31

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Founder and Executive Director
Hebrews 2:12

March 09, 2021 – Some Very Important Words

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Some Very Important Words

MARCH 09, 2021

KEY FROM GOD’S WORD:

Psalm 62:2 He only is my rock and my salvation; he is my defence; I shall not be greatly moved.

THOUGHT ON GOD’S WORD:

    When reading through the Bible it is often easy to miss some of the most important things written. We look for those big statements that God has made. We search for a paragraph or chapter that will stir our hearts. However, often the most important things written are very small.

    If it had to be a phrase, I guess it would be “He only is… my salvation.” This alone is so absolutely true. He is the only one who could bring about my Salvation.

    However, if I had to select what I thought were the most important words in this verse today, they would be “HE ONLY.” Not He and, not He or, not He with… just “He Only.”

  Today it seems many people want to go through life with the notion that, “God and I have done this or that.” Some live as if they partially trust in God, but also, they partially in what they can do to keep themselves saved. Sadly, for many people there is one word which confuses people into believing they can lose their salvation. They are trusting in “He AND”… instead of “HE ONLY.”   

CARRYING THAT THOUGHT THROUGH THE DAY:

    If we really wanted to break it down farther, to simply the one most important word, it would have to be just “HE.” “HE” is my rock. “HE” is my salvation. “HE” is my defense. “HE and “HE ONLY” is my everything. Thank Him today because “HE IS.”

GOD TALKING TO ME:  MARCH 09, 2021

THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING  (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
Numbers 8, 9     /     Psalm 62     /     Proverbs 9     /     John 6

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Numbers 15           /    Mark 9:30-50

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Founder and Executive Director
Hebrews 2:12

MARCH 08, 2021 – God’s New Living Space

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God’s New Living Space  

MARCH 08, 2021

KEY FROM GOD’S WORD:

Numbers 7:89 And when Moses was gone into the tabernacle of the congregation to speak with him, then he heard the voice of one speaking unto him from off the mercy seat that was upon the ark of testimony, from between the two cherubims: and he spake unto him.

THOUGHT ON GOD’S WORD:

    More amazing than all of what God has done for us, and all He has prepared for us, is the fact He would even communicate with us at all. After everything we have done, and yes, continue to do, He still desires to speak with us. How amazing is that?

    When Moses had done his best, as God had commanded him to do, his real reward was that God spoke to him. What peace and a sense of satisfaction it had to have been for a man who endeavored to do God’s will. For him to know at the end of the day, God was pleased with him. God spoke with him in that special Holy Place.

    It probably should be amazing to us as well that God would ever desire to speak to us, or even hear from us at all. Just think about it for a moment. Think of how we treat people around us who have done some silly little insignificant thing that has made us mad. We either yell at them, or often will just shut them out completely from our lives. Now consider how in the past we have treated loving Holy God. It is humbling to imagine God, in Holy perfection, would have a real desire to speak with us, to comfort us, to hold us up, and to love us. Yet, after all we have done to Him, He still loves us. How much? Well in Romans 5:8 it says, “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”   
   

CARRYING THAT THOUGHT THROUGH THE DAY:

    Today, that special Holy Place where God meets with us is in our heart. No longer does God dwell in the tabernacle built with hands, nor on the lid of an ark. He, through the Holy Spirit, dwells in each one of us who know Him as Saviour. And guess what? He still wants to talk with us today. He does this through His Word and through His Spirit. Will you spend a special time with Him today? He is waiting.

GOD TALKING TO ME:  MARCH 08, 2021

THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING  (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
Numbers 6, 7     /     Psalm 60, 61     /     Proverbs 7, 8     /     John 5

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Numbers 12-14           /  Mark 9:1-29

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Hebrews 2:12

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