Psalm 91:1 -- "He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the almighty." Continue
Jesus lived a life of of prayer, and when He needed dedicated prayer time He would send crowds and, most likely, potential resources away so that He could be with the Father. As a result He would not move, speak, or do anything that the Father did not ask Him to do.
Our talking and listening to the Father…
Added by Albert Finch on September 30, 2011 at 10:30am —
Psalm 1:3 - And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
WATER IS USED AS A SYMBOL OF THE WORD OF GOD. THE TREE IS "PLANTED BY STREAMS OF WATER". IT IS HEALTHY AND YIELDS FRUIT BECAUSE IT IS NEAR THE WATER AND CAN DRAW THE WATER BY ITS… Continue
Added by Albert Finch on September 29, 2011 at 2:06pm —
Psalm 5:3 -- "In the morning, O Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation."
Hearing from God is living with expectation toward Him because expectation places a demand on the Holy Spirit. We should live with expectation toward God twenty-four hours a day, for He abides within us at all times.
God does talk. He is speaking continually. Christians need to develop their receivers (their human… Continue
Added by Albert Finch on September 28, 2011 at 7:32pm —
1 Corinthians 13:13 -- So faith, hope love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
The power of love is the greatest power in the universe. It's beyond defeat. It never fails (1 Corinthians 13:8).
When you release love into a situation, you have released God into it. When you release love into a situation, Jesus becomes responsible for it's success.
Mark 12:30,31 -- "You shall love the Lord… Continue
Added by Albert Finch on September 27, 2011 at 6:15am —
Some people that attend church are looking for "Christian Counseling" but what would be more beneficial in most circumstances would be discipleship equipping. That would involve focusing on their spiritual condition rather than their personal problems.
Areas that involve discipling are:
1. Understanding their inheritance in Christ and who they are in Christ.
2. Understand their "Right Standing With God."
3. Understanding of how… Continue
Added by Albert Finch on September 25, 2011 at 7:32am —
Isaiah 43:1-3 - "Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name; you are Mine! When you pass through the waters, I will be with you: and through the rivers, they will not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be scorched, nor will the flame burn you. For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior." Continue
TROUBLES AND AFFLICTIONS ARE OFTEN AN IMPORTANT ASPECT OF OUR TRANSFORMATION; AS THEY COMPEL US TOWARD…
Added by Albert Finch on September 24, 2011 at 10:00pm —
Many are avidly seeking but they alone, find, who remain in continual silence....Every man who delights in a multitude of words, even though he says admirable things, is empty within. If you love truth, be a lover or silence. Silence like the sunlight will illuminate you in God and will deliver you from the phantoms of ignorance. Silence will unite you to God himself......
More than all things love silence: it brings you a fruit that tongue cannot describe.… Continue
Added by Albert Finch on September 23, 2011 at 6:12am —
1 Corinthians 1:9 -- God is faithful (reliable, trustworthy, and therefore ever true to His promise, and He can be depended on.)
Seeds of affirmation, meditation, prayer, works, giving and other acts of obedience are ready to burst forth in bud and fruit.
Harvest awaits those who do not yield to discouragement and remain consistent in obedience and diligence.
Grasshoppers of discouragement will assault us when we're… Continue
Added by Albert Finch on September 22, 2011 at 7:27am —
Ephesians 5:14-18 - "Wake up from your sleep, and arise from the dead, And Christ shall shine upon you. Live life with a due sense of responsibility, not as men who do not know the meaning of life but as those who do. Make the best use of your time, despite all the evils of these days. Don't be vague but grasp firmly what you know to be the will of the Lord."
As believers, we are instructed to live our daily lives with a sense of our… Continue
Added by Albert Finch on September 19, 2011 at 9:00pm —
Isaiah 43:1-3 - "Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name; you are Mine! When you pass through the waters, I will be with you: and through the rivers, they will not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be scorched, nor will the flame burn you. For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior."
TROUBLES AND AFFLICTIONS ARE OFTEN AN IMPORTANT ASPECT OF OUR TRANSFORMATION; AS… Continue
Added by Albert Finch on September 18, 2011 at 2:30pm —
Ephesians 3:20 - "Now unto Him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us."
Out of the box thinking realizes there is no box. You are the limitless purpose and manifestation of God's glory, released into the earth with the same anointing, mission and message Jesus had over 2,000 years ago.
You now live beyond the dimension of needing your needs met,… Continue
Added by Albert Finch on September 17, 2011 at 3:31pm —
Revelation 4:1 -- After these things I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven, and the first voice which I had heard, like the sound of a trumpet speaking with me, said, "Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after these things"
That voice is still calling to all who will hear. There is a door open in heaven and the spirit is beckoning us to come up there.
The ultimate quest of every Christian… Continue
Added by Albert Finch on September 16, 2011 at 10:20pm —
Haggai 2:9 - "The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former, saith the Lord of hosts: and in this place will I give peace, saith the Lord of hosts."
Hebrews 6:1 - "Therefore let us go on and get past the elementary stage in the teachings and doctrine of Christ, advancing steadily toward the completeness and perfection that belong to spiritual maturity."
Nearly 2000 years ago, the author of the book of… Continue
Added by Albert Finch on September 15, 2011 at 8:30pm —
Romans 10:9,10 - "Because if you shall confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and shall believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved." Continue
When we confess His Lordship, it not only His dominion over us, but "lord" means Leader, "the bread-provider," the caretaker, the protector from all our enemies. You actually become a partaker of the Divine Nature. (2 Peter 1:4).
Added by Albert Finch on September 14, 2011 at 9:00am —
Father forgive them, for they know not what they do (Luke 23:34).
Jesus says this first word only in the Gospel of Luke, just after he was crucified by the soldiers on Golgotha, with the criminals, one on the right and one on the left. The timing of this suggests that Jesus asks his Father to primarily forgive his enemies, the soldiers, who have scourged him, mocked him, tortured him, and who have just… Continue
Added by Albert Finch on September 13, 2011 at 2:00pm —
Exodus 16:4 -- "Then said the Lord unto Moses, Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather a certain rate every day, that I may prove them, whether they will walk in my law or no."
God took a little insignificant matter, the food they ate -- and used it to see if they would listen to Him or not. He told them how much of it to gather, when to gather and when not to, and what to do with it… Continue
Added by Albert Finch on September 12, 2011 at 8:43am —
Jeremiah 29:11-14 "For i know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord. thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart." Continue
John 10:27 "My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me."
It is important to…
Added by Albert Finch on September 11, 2011 at 5:30pm —
Numbers 11:5,6 - We remember the fish, which we did eat in Egypt freely; the cucumbers, and the melons, and the leeks, and the onions and the garlic: But now our soul is dried away: there is nothing at all, beside this manna before our eyes.
THEY WERE UNSUCCESSFUL IN DERIVING FROM THE MANNA ALL THE TASTE AND STRENGTH THEY WERE LOOKING FOR, NOT BECAUSE THE MANNA DIDN'T HAVE THESE BUT BECAUSE OF THEIR CRAVING FOR OTHER FOODS.… Continue
Added by Albert Finch on September 10, 2011 at 3:14pm —
Psalm 13:1 -- How long, O Lord? Will You forget me forever? How long will You hide your face from me?
Believers want to know God. God's wisdom is to let us 'taste' dryness that we might become desperate enough to seek for living water.
Many misinterpret the dryness and become so discouraged that they stop seeking God altogether and even stop attending church. But God desires that, in our desperation, we step into a NEW… Continue
Added by Albert Finch on September 9, 2011 at 7:19am —
2 Chronicles 17:9 -- "For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward Him..." Continue
The word tells us that God shows Himself strong in behalf of those whose hearts are "perfect" toward Him. "Perfect does not mean that we have to do everything just right and live without making a mistake. I means "devoted" -- a heart consecrated, dedicated,…
Added by Albert Finch on September 8, 2011 at 12:30pm —