Wed, Jan 8th - 2:12PM
A Morning Prayer - For Every Day
By: Robert A Searles
Each new day, and early in the morning -"Thou wilt show me the path of life; in thy presence is fullness of joy; at thy right hand therE are pleasures for evermore." Psalm 16:11
Lord, I ask that - "Thou hold up my goings that my footsteps slip not." Psalm 17:5
"As for me I will behold thy face in righteousness; I shall be satisfied when I awake with thy righteousness." Psalm 17:15
"I will love thee o Lord my strength, the Lord is my rock, and my fortress. and my deliverer;my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower." Psalm 18:1,2
"I will call upon the Lord who is worthy to be praised, so shall I be saved from my enemies." Psalm 18:3
"It is God that girdeth me with strength and maketh my way perfect." Psalm 18:32
The Lord liveth; and blessed be my rock; and let the God of my salvation be exalted." Psalm 18;46
Oh Lord! "Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart, be accepted in thy sight o Lord, my strength and my redeemer." Psalm 19:14
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Tue, Jan 7th - 3:51PM
Thought For Today – January 8
Not With The Wisdom Of Men, But By The Power Of God.
By: Robert A. Searles
“And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellence of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God. For I determined not to know anything among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified. And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling. And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power: that your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.” 1 Corinthians 2: 1-5.
We do not come to know God through education, or study, or philosophy, or the study of science, or through logical reasoning. We cannot speak of God and describe God by excellence of speech, or worldly wisdom. Only by yielding, and listening to the invisible, intangible, supernatural Holy Spirit of God can we know God. The Holy Spirit reveals to us the hidden secrets and mysteries of God when we have believed and received Christ as our own personal Savior, and are submitted to him and listening to him.
The human eye has not, and will never see the things that God has prepared for them that love him. The human ear has never heard the voice of God the Father. The human mind cannot comprehend the things of God.
We cannot learn of God by listening to the profound philosophies of learned men, nor can we purchase a knowledge of God from any university.
“Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea the deep things of God.” 1 Corinthians 2: 9. 10
The love of God is the key that opens the door of our hearts and invites the Holy Spirit to come and abide and teach. A deep seated love for the Lord Jesus Christ, and a deep sense of gratitude for his finished work for our salvation sets the human spirit free to commune with the Holy Spirit, and we are carried to lofty heights of knowledge and revelation of who God is, and of the things which he has prepared for his children. To be a child of God is to be born of the Spirit, and indwelt by the Spirit of God.
The things that God has prepared for those that love him is revealed unto us only by his Spirit.
“For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? Even so, the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God. Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God: that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.” 1 Corinthians 2: 11,12
No man can speak truly of God in the words of man's wisdom. By excellence of speech and polished mannerisms can no man declare the true beauty and excellence and glory of God. No university is capable of teaching a man to declare the glories of the risen Christ. We can declare the beauties and truth of a Holy God only as the Holy Spirit gives us utterance.
“Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Spirit teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man. For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.” 1 Corinthians 2: 13-16.
Spiritual things are foolishness to natural people. One must be “born again” and become a spiritual unnatural person to know God. Born again children of God are capable of knowing the mind of Christ through the Holy Spirit.
The bible says that: “The fool hath said in his heart there is no God, they are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good. The Lord looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand and seek God. They ae all gone aside, they are all together become filthy, there is none that doeth good, no, not one.” Psalm 14: 1-3.
A man or a woman, or a boy or girl remains a worldly fool, according to the word of God, until he or she realizes the truth of God's word that he or she is a sinner, and is eternally lost and without knowledge until he or she acknowledges that they have all sinned and come short of the glory of God, and ask for forgiveness and receive Christ as Savior.
Many educated fools, according to God's description, are teaching our children in the public school, the theories of evolution, that mankind is a mutation of some lower form of life; that man is just an animal, and cannot be held accountable for any moral standards set by a higher authority. Is it any wonder then, that our children act and behave like jungle animals, and carry guns and knives to school and mutilate and murder each other to solve their problems, when they are brainwashed by these educated (or non-educated) fools?
We are told that wise men sought him at the stable in Bethlehem. Some wise men still seek him today in America. How about you? Are you a fool or a wise man?
Tue, Jan 7th - 1:46PM
Thought For Today – January 7
By Robert A. Searles
What do we think about throughout the day? What do we think about ourselves? What do we think about others? What do we think and meditate about God?
We are instructed by God not to think of ourselves and others more highly than we ought to think.
Our first thoughts ought to be of God, and our meditations ought to be of him and of his majestic glory over all things.
“Know therefore this day, and consider in thine heart, that the Lord, he is God in heaven above, and upon the earth beneath. There is none else.” Deut 4: 39.
“For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.” Romans 12: 3.
Think of the loving kindness of the Lord, and the daily graces he bestows upon us.
“We have thought of thy loving kindness, O God, in the midst of thy temple.” Psalm 48: 9.
When we see ourselves as God sees us, and meditate on our own ways, and find ourselves to be wanting, we need to turn our thoughts to the ways of God and his testimonies.
“I thought on my ways, and turned my feet unto thy testimonies.” Psalm 119: 59.
“The thoughts of the righteous are right, but the counsels of the wicked are deceit.” Prov 12:5
Our thoughts ought to be focused upon truth, honesty, purity, justice, and all that is beautiful and good.
Finally brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.” Phil 4:8.