Today's Devotion - Just Give Me Jesus!



Just Give Me Jesus
BIBLE MEDITATION:
“Give unto the LORD the glory due unto His name; worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness.” Psalm 29:2

DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT:
There was a man who had lived a long life with Jesus, and now he was dying. His loved ones came to him and asked him to sign his name to a legal document. They said, “Daddy, if you would sign this, it would help us with a lot of legal difficulties. We hate to mention it, but it needs to be done.”

With the old man facing eternity, he lifted his quivering hand and signed the paper. Before long, he went to be with the Lord. When the family picked up the document, to their amazement he had signed, “Jesus.” More than likely, it was the only name that meant anything to him in those moments.

ACTION POINT:
What name means the most to you right now? There will come a time when the only name that will mean anything to you is—Jesus.
May God richly bless you…

In His service with joy, Yeshua Jesus Christ,
Tim Gagliardi

Mt. Blackburn Alaska

Do you feel 'fogged' in.

Do You Feel “Fogged In”?
BIBLE MEDITATION:
“Gracious is the LORD, and righteous; yea, our God is merciful.” Psalm 116:5

DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT:
Imagine you are in a plane, ready for take-off on the runway. The pilot has come on the intercom and announced there’s a delay because of fog. You glance out your window. It looks so gloomy and dark. You wonder if the sun is shining.

The fog lifts enough for the control tower to give the pilot the green light, and the plane takes off. It’s still cloudy, but the plane starts climbing, climbing, climbing. Suddenly, the plane bursts through the clouds, and it is so gloriously bright that you have to blink your eyes. Now, you realize the sun has been there all the time.

That’s the way it is with Jehovah God, the Son of righteousness with healing in His wings (see Malachi 4:2-3). He is always loving, always giving. He is waiting for you to see Him now.

ACTION POINT:
Ask the Holy Spirit to show you today the true condition of the sky—above the clouds. Let Him speak to you about what is really there beyond the fog. Things are not always what they seem. And God has His hand upon you.
May God richly bless you…

In His service with joy, Yeshua Jesus Christ,
Tim Gagliardi

Seek first the kingdom of God, and all these things shall be added unto thee...

 

God Our Father

If you turn to the book of Proverbs in most study bibles the first nine chapters or so are captioned, Guidance for the young, or some such thing. Maybe you haven’t ever thought about it but an overwhelming number of those verses are addressed to “my son.” It is very touching to me to imagine Solomon writing this to his own son, and perhaps he did, but in a greater sense God intended these proverbs for us all.

God offered Solomon the ability to petition Him in a dream, and Solomon requested an understanding heart, to discern good and evil that he might rule justly. God was so pleased with Solomon’s request the He promised Solomon that his wisdom would be renowned (See 1 Kings 3). God at that moment was also choosing to bless you and me through Solomon, by sharing His own wisdom with him AND the world.

Of course God uses the masculine term son but you can be confident that God is speaking directly to us all, boys and girls, men and women. He is our loving Father and wants the very best for each of us, so he starts out with this statement:

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge,

But fools despise wisdom and instruction. (Proverbs 1.7)

The Hebrew word we translate as “fear” means moral reverence, and from this passage and many like it, we can easily discern that it’s a parent’s responsibility to teach moral reverence. Try inserting those two words in the place of fear a few times in various proverbs and they really begin to speak to you…. In a way that a father would, lovingly yet firmly, with a righteous outcome in mind; He is God our Father, instructing us in parenting, by example and through proverbs.

Every Failure—Is a Prayer Failure!

Daily Devotion October 21,2013

Every Failure—Is a Prayer Failure!
BIBLE MEDITATION:
“In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of Him.”Ephesians 3:12

DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT:
One of the grandest privileges you and I have is the privilege of prayer. I believe when we get to heaven, one of the things that will amaze us is that we prayed so poorly, and we prayed so little, while we were here on earth.

I want to tell you: you do not have a failure in your life but what it is a prayer failure. You do not have a need in your life but what prayer could supply that need. There’s not a sin in your life that a proper prayer life couldn’t overcome.

Hymn writer Joseph M. Scriven penned these words, “O what peace we often forfeit, O what needless pain we bear, All because we do not carry everything to God in prayer.” 

ACTION POINT:
Friend, rather than wringing our hands, we ought to be bending our knees.
May God richly bless you…
In His service with joy, Yeshua Jesus Christ,
Tim Gagliardi

The Lord will guide your paths, even in the trials and tribulations we will be in. It's by faith and trust in Yeshua Jesus Christ that will bring you through a victorious result...

Mt. St. Elias Alaska

Having Faith in the Promises of God

Have you ever told someone something and afterward their response was, “Do you promise?” Unless you’re under the age of seven that’s a sure fire way to irritate me! To those who swear oaths Jesus said, “But let your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No,’ ‘No.’ For whatever is more than these is from the evil one.” (Matt 5:37)

The point is that Christians should be characterized by keeping our word. Do I blow it sometimes? Of course!  But my kids know that if I say it, I usually deliver.  Even still, I let people down; I’m human. It’s not that I’m super dad or anything, but when you choose to live by a code of honesty you become very careful about the commitments you make! Jesus said that we will be held accountable for every idle word, (See Matthew 12:26) so we need to remember that when we say it, we can’t take it back. Once it goes out into the air it has a result, intended or unintended, and if we try to take it back because our conscience convicts us it’s too late, we have revealed our heart, or at the very least, the fact that we don’t have self-control over our tongue!

When I think of what it means to keep our word, two things come to mind: Confidence and certainty. God expects us to have faith in Him. Faith in God is having absolute confidence in His promises toward us even when we don’t see them materializing. You might say, “But Pastor, I don’t know what God’s promises are.” To that I say SHAME ON YOU! What do you think your bible is!? I’m kidding (a little) because I know that we are all at various stages of personal growth, so here’s what I recommend; receive Paul’s teaching about faith and God’s promises from today’s message personally. You won’t regret it—I promise.

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