Archive | July 2022

But We Have. . .

For to us God revealed them (all that God has prepared for those who love Him) through the Spirit; for the Spirit searches all things, even the depths of God.
For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so the thoughts of God no one knows except the Spirit of God.
Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may know the things freely given to us by God, which things we also speak, not in words taught by human wisdom, but in those taught by the Spirit, combining spiritual (or non-spiritual) thoughts with spiritual words.
But a natural man does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually appraised.
But he who is spiritual appraises all things, yet he himself is appraised by no one.
For who has known the mind of the Lord, that he will instruct Him? But we have the mind of Christ.
1 Corinthians 2:10‭-‬16 NASB

Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are Your judgments and unfathomable Your ways! For who has known Your mind, Lord, or who became Your counselor? 
You have granted us to know the mysteries of Your kingdom, God.
For to Your own You have revealed all that has been prepared for us by way of Your Holy Spirit through Christ. For from Jesus and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever! Amen.

I thank You, God, for I have not received a spirit of slavery leading to fear, but I have received a spirit of adoption as Your child by which I cry out, “Abba! Father!”                     God, I pray my message and proclamation of You in my life is a demonstration of the Spirit and of power. For the word of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
Thank You Father for the mind of Christ made available through the Holy Spirit to the glory of God! Amen
Romans 11:33-34/Matthew 13:11/Romans 11:35-‬36/Romans 8:15/1 Corinthians 2:4/1 Corinthians 1:18 NASB

🌹But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you.
John 14:26 NASB

Continually Seeking Him, 



God Declares His Thoughts

For behold, He who forms mountains and creates the wind And declares to man what are His thoughts, He who makes dawn into darkness And treads on the high places of the earth, The Lord God of hosts is His name.
Amos 4:13/NASB

God of wonder! You have formed the mountains and You create the wind. You are mighty and I am awestruck that You would declare Your thoughts to me. It is You who reveals the profound and hidden things; You know what is in the darkness, And the light dwells with You. You are God in heaven who reveals mysteries. Glory and praise to God in the name of Jesus Christ.  Amen.
Daniel 2:22/Daniel 2:28a NASB

🌹The secret of the Lord is for those who fear Him, And He will make them know His covenant.
Psalms 25:14 NASB

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To Obey Is Better Than Sacrifice

Now the Philistines assembled to fight with Israel, 30,000 chariots and 6,000 horsemen, and people like the sand which is on the seashore in abundance; and they came up and camped in Michmash, east of Beth-aven. When the men of Israel saw that they were in a strait (for the people were hard-pressed), then the people hid themselves in caves, in thickets, in cliffs, in cellars, and in pits. Also some of the Hebrews crossed the Jordan into the land of Gad and Gilead. But as for Saul, he was still in Gilgal, and all the people followed him trembling.

Now he waited seven days, according to the appointed time set by Samuel, but Samuel did not come to Gilgal; and the people were scattering from him. So Saul said, “Bring to me the burnt offering and the peace offerings.” And he offered the burnt offering. As soon as he finished offering the burnt offering, behold, Samuel came; and Saul went out to meet him and to greet him. But Samuel said, “What have you done?” And Saul said, “Because I saw that the people were scattering from me, and that you did not come within the appointed days, and that the Philistines were assembling at Michmash, therefore I said, ‘Now the Philistines will come down against me at Gilgal, and I have not asked the favor of the Lord.’ So I forced myself and offered the burnt offering.” 

Samuel said to Saul, “You have acted foolishly; you have not kept the commandment of the Lord your God, which He commanded you, for now the Lord would have established your kingdom over Israel forever. But now your kingdom shall not endure. The Lord has sought out for Himself a man after His own heart, and the Lord has appointed him as ruler over His people, because you have not kept what the Lord commanded you.”

1 Samuel 13:5‭-‬14 NASB

Do we allow our impatience and anxiousness to turn us to disobey God?

🌹Samuel said, “Has the Lord as much delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices As in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, And to heed than the fat of rams.
1 Samuel 15:22 NASB

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Philippians 4:21-23

Greet every saint (holy one) in Christ Jesus. The brethren who are with me greet you. All the saints greet you, especially those of Caesar’s household. The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit.
Philippians 4:21‭-‬23 NASB

Greetings, holy ones in Christ Jesus. Thank you for taking this journey through Philippians with me. I hope you have been as challenged as I have been to live as Christ lived. I have learned a lot about the changes that need to be made in my life to bring glory to my God.

I thank You, God, for Your grace as I strive to live in a godly way before Your all seeing eyes. Strengthen me in Your power to live boldly for Your kingdom purpose. Help me, Lord, to join with Your holy ones to encourage one another to live for You and spread Your gospel so others may know Your grace as Your holy ones do.
The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all. Amen.
Revelation 22:21 NASB

🌹The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with you all. The Lord be with your spirit. Grace be with you.
2 Corinthians 13:14/2 Timothy 4:22 NASB

Continually Seeking Him, 


Philippians 4:15-20

You yourselves also know, Philippians, that at the first preaching of the gospel, after I left Macedonia, no church shared with me in the matter of giving and receiving but you alone; for even in Thessalonica you sent a gift more than once for my needs. Not that I seek the gift itself, but I seek for the profit (fruit) which increases to your account. But I have received everything in full and have an abundance; I am amply supplied, having received from Epaphroditus what you have sent, a fragrant aroma, an acceptable sacrifice, well-pleasing to God. And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus. Now to our God and Father be the glory forever and ever. Amen.

Philippians 4:15‭-‬20 NASB

God of the gospel truth of my Savior Jesus Christ, thanks be to You, who always leads me in triumph in Christ, and manifests through me the sweet aroma of the knowledge of Him in every place. You have made me a fragrance of Christ to You, God, among those who are being saved, an aroma from life to life; and among those who are perishing, an aroma from death to death.
May I be found adequate and speak in sincerety as from God, not corrupting the word of God, but speak in Christ in the sight of God.
Lord, I trust and believe You are able to do far more abundantly beyond all that I could ask or think, according to the power that works within me through Your Holy Spirit so I ask You to make all grace abound to me, so that always having all sufficiency in everything, I may have an abundance for every good deed leading to the proclamation of the gospel. Jesus, through You I have received the gospel, not of my doing so I have nothing to boast of. In pure thankfulness of my undeserved salvation, may I freely share Your saving grace with urgency having been entrusted to proclaim the gospel to everyone.
I also ask that my pocketbook would be used for the spread of the gospel as You see fit. All I have is Yours for Your glory. For from You and through You and to You are all things. To You be the glory forever. Amen.
2 Corinthians 2:14‭-‬17/Ephesians 3:20/2 Corinthians 9:8/1 Corinthians 9:16-18/Romans 11:36 NASB

🌹and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God as a fragrant aroma.
Ephesians 5:2 NASB

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Philippians 4:10-14

But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that now at last you have revived your concern for me; indeed, you were concerned before, but you lacked opportunity. Not that I speak from want, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am. I know how to get along with humble means, and I also know how to live in prosperity; in any and every circumstance I have learned the secret of being filled and going hungry, both of having abundance and suffering need. I can do all things through (in) Him who strengthens me. Nevertheless, you have done well to share with me in my affliction.
Philippians 4:10‭-‬14 NASB

God, my provider, the giver of abounding  grace, I rejoice greatly in You. Thank You for
Your grace toward me, God, so that always having all sufficiency in everything, I may have an abundance for every good deed.
Lord, Your grace is sufficient for me, for power is perfected in weakness.” Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ, Your power, may dwell in me.
May I find my contentment in what I have, free from the love of money, knowing You Yourself has said, “I will never desert you, nor will I ever forsake you,”
I want to truly know — godliness is actually a means of great gain when accompanied by contentment. For I have brought nothing into the world, so I cannot take anything out of it either. If I have food and covering, with these I shall be content. Content in all things because in You, Jesus, I can do all things because You strengthen me. Content in You, Jesus, amen.
2 Corinthians 9:8/2 Corinthians 12:9/Hebrews 13:5/1 Timothy 6:6‭-‬8/Ephesians 3:16/Colossians 1:11-12 NASB

Continually Seeking Him, 


P.S. I will not be posting in the coming week as I will be serving at a Youth camp. See you again beginning July 25. God bless you.

Philippians 4:8-9

Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely (lovable and gracious), whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on (ponder) these things. The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.
Philippians 4:8‭-‬9 NASB

Jesus You are truth, the truth. You are honorable, Lord God, worthy of honor and praise. You are right, the only righteous God. You are pure and holy. God of grace and worthy of love. You, Sovereign God are of good, excellent repute. God, I will dwell on You, the embodiment of all these attributes. Your excellency is worthy of my praise.
I have learned and received and heard instruction through Your word and godly people and want to practice these attributes so as to be counted among the godly. The mouth speaks from that which fills the heart; may my heart bring forth what is good out of the good treasure of my heart. My desire is to walk in an acceptable way in Christ’s service, to be acceptable to God and approved by men that they may see from my excellent behavior and good deeds, as they observe them, glorify God in the day of visitation. God of peace, be with me as I practice these attributes. I pray in the name of Jesus, my Lord. Amen.
Luke 6:45/Romans 14:18/1 Peter 2:12 NASB

🌹Brethren, join in following my example, and observe those who walk according to the pattern you have in us.
Philippians 3:17 NASB

🌹Now the God of peace be with you all. Amen.
Romans 15:33 NASB

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Philippians 4:4-7

Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice! Let your gentle spirit be known to all men. The Lord is near (at hand). Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:4‭-‬7 NASB

🌹Rejoice. Rejoice always. Rejoice in the Lord. REJOICE, IN THE  LORD, ALWAYS.

Lord God. Lord of my life, my every breath, my every step. What a safeguard it is for me to be constantly reminded to rejoice in You always. When I am rejoicing in You I have no room for worry. God forgive me for letting worry deprive me of trusting in You, my King, who sits upon the throne and is in control of my destiny. Life is more than food and my body is for more than clothing. I want to rejoice in You and give my body for Your service, Lord; as a slave of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart. With good I will render service, as to the Lord, and not to men, knowing that whatever good thing I do, this will I receive back from You, Lord. There is no outgiving You.
God, when I am anxious, help me to remember to run to You with everything, making my request known to You by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving. Guide my heart and mind in Christ Jesus, with the peace of God which surpasses all comprehension.
Your word tells me, Lord, that “the steadfast of mind You will keep in perfect peace, because they trust in You”. In this I will rejoice because I trust in You. In the peace and joy of Christ I pray, amen.
Philippians 3:1/Matthew 6:25/Ephesians 6:6, 8/Isaiah 26:3 NASB

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Philippians 4:1-3

Therefore, my beloved brethren whom I long to see, my joy and crown, in this way stand firm in the Lord, my beloved. I urge Euodia and I urge Syntyche to live in harmony (be of the same mind) in the Lord. Indeed, true companion, I ask you also to help these women who have shared my struggle in the cause of the gospel, together with Clement also and the rest of my fellow workers, whose names are in the book of life.
Philippians 4:1‭-‬3 NASB

🌹God, You are my rock, my solid ground, my firm foundation. In You I stand firm. Thank You for godly people in my life that encourage me in the faith. As we stand together firm, in You our Lord, may we be of the same mind, that is the mind of Christ, maintaining the same love, united in spirit, intent on one purpose; conducting ourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ. God, may we be a blessing and example to others as we stand firm in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel! All to the glory of Your name and Sovereign plan to one day gather all Your saints that are written in the book of life recorded in heaven. Amen.
Philippians 2:2/1 Corinthians 2:16/Philippians 1:27/Luke 10:20 NASB

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Philippians 3:20-21

For our citizenship (commonwealth) is in heaven, from which also we eagerly wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ; who will transform (our lowly body) the body of our humble state into conformity with (His glorious body) the body of His glory, by the exertion of the power that He has even to subject all things to Himself.
Philippians 3:20‭-‬21 NASB

I praise You, Lord Jesus Christ, Savior, who has the power to transform my lowly body
into conformity with Your glorious body. I surrender to Your yoke of power over me. Thank You for opening the door of opportunity to partake in Your household, no longer a stranger or alien, but a fellow citizen with the saints. God, I pray for Your church, that we will conduct ourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ, standing firm in one spirit, with one mind, striving together for the faith of the gospel.
Father God, I will keep seeking the things above, where Christ is seated at Your right hand, because I have been raised up with Christ who died for me.
For just as I have borne the image of the earthy, I will also bear the image of the heavenly, for I know Your word says, “that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable”. But God You also promised that in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet; for the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. For this perishable must put on the imperishable, and this mortal must put on immortality. Hallelujah to the King! For You I eagerly wait Lord Jesus. Amen.
Ephesians 2:19/Philippians 1:27/Colossians 3:1/1 Corinthians 15:49‭-‬50/1 Corinthians 15:52‭-‬53 NASB

🌹When Christ, who is our life, is revealed, then you also will be revealed with Him in glory.
Colossians 3:4 NASB

Continually Seeking Him,