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Daily Devotional for Wednesday October 14, 2020
The importance of God repeating Himself!!!
***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Lord! Today I come to You, asking You to bless the dear people who we faithfully minister to each day. I ask for Your protection, that You meet their every need, and bless them and their families richly. As I have each morning for 21 years now, I commit YOUR work to You this day. May Your Truth in the marketplace, lives be impacted, and souls saved….FOR YOUR GLORY! My life is in Your hands and I simply ask that You use me so You are glorified!!! In the name of Jesus my Lord I pray….AMEN!!!
***THE DAILY LIVEPRAYER TV NUGGET: Psychological groups are reporting a huge uptick in mental health issues amongst children and teens. This is a group that even before the Chinese Flu hit was dealing with a high rate of mental health issues. In the past couple of years, suicide rates amongst children and teens have been on the rise. The psych groups have stated that the shutdown of the schools have had a serious negative affect on kids that hasn’t been widely reported on. They stressed that getting the schools back open this fall is really critical to the mental well-being of students. Those forces, the media and Democratic Party, who are using this generational pandemic for purely political means knows no bounds. Insuring President Trump is not re-elected is the only thing that matters no matter who or how many are hurt in the process. This is why the last states to open their economy were ALL states with Democratic governors. Half of the Chinese Flu deaths have occurred in nursing homes and long-term care facilities in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Michigan, California, and Washington state. Six states, ALL highly political Democratic governors, and 8 counties out of the 3,141 counties in the country! As I have shared on the TV program, the media and Democratic party will do everything they can to force states to shut-down various states economies. They fear-monger the meaningless “case number,” not telling people the most important number which is how many have died. That graph has been on a steady DECLINE since early May. Also, never forget that 95% of those who have died are over 67, 98% with pre-existing medical issues. So watch the media to push for the schools to stay shut-down since that makes it difficult for many parents who have to work. Despite the serious mental health problems with children and teens BEFORE life as they knew it was turned upside down, those problems have gotten even worse during the pandemic and will only get more worse if the schools don’t open this fall. Pray for our children and teens. Due to the breakdown of marriage and the family that had a large percentage of them already living challenging lives, those challenges have been multiplied exponentially in just the last few months.
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***Action steps: 1) Pray for the nation to turn back to the Lord every morning for at least 5 min. 2) Share the Gospel every day with at least 1 person you know is no saved. 3) Every day share something Biblical with everyone you know via email. 4) Every day encourage at least ONE PERSON you know about the responsibility we have to VOTE in November. 5) GET ONE PERSON YOU KNOW TO DO ACTION STEPS 1-4!!!
When God repeats Himself. One of the things that you have to look for when you read the Bible, is when God repeats Himself. Repetition is one way God is saying to you, "THIS IS IMPORTANT!!!" Since God's Word is complete, it is within the context of His presentation to us via the Old and New Testaments, that we must study to know His will and plan for our lives. His way of EMPHASIZING a point is through repeating it in several different places.
There are days when God leads me to write on a certain issue. Sometimes, it is an issue that I have previously written about and there really is little more to add. Due to the fact that each week we have thousands of new subscribers to the Daily Devotional, the Holy Spirit will lead me to repeat a past Deviational.
The point that I want you to grasp today is this. Many times, I have read a verse of scripture before, and it said one thing. Then, I will read it again on a different day, and based on how God is speaking to my heart, it will say something entirely more profound! It is the same way with these Devotionals. Even though some readers may have seen a certain Devotional in the past, based on where you are at TODAY, it can speak to you in an entirely different way!
There are time when we read a verse of Scripture, and based on where our life is at that exact moment, it says one thing to us. However, if we read that VERY SAME verse 4 months later, depending on where we are at THAT VERY DAY, it may say something entirely new us.
Since it is God through the Holy Spirit, and NOT Bill Keller directing the writing of these Devotionals each morning, what you read today may have a VERY DIFFERENT meaning to you 6 months from now...reading the VERY SAME WORDS!!! So don't ever take each days Devotional for granted, even if you may have read it before!
I love you and care about you so much. One of my desires is that you receive ALL that you can possibly receive from God for your life each day. One way is through His precious Word. Another is through those resources God has placed in your life like this Devotional to encourage you in your day to day journey.
The thing that most fail to comprehend is that God's Word is a LIVING WORD. IT IS ALIVE! It literally lives in your heart and soul. That is why you read a passage of Scripture one day, and a week later, read the very same passage and is speaks to you differently. What you may not pay attention to one day, is the most meaningful verse the next. That is because His Word is ALIVE.
I spend hours each day in prayer, talking to and trying to hear from God. Every morning after my time in the Word and prayer is when I write these Devotionals. I honestly believe that when I am typing, it is not me, but the Holy Spirit that is speaking through me to you. I honestly read a Devotional I wrote 2-3 days later, and often think, "this is good stuff." The Holy Spirit will respond, "yes, because I WROTE IT!"
So know that God can speak directly to your heart, to your life, to your circumstances through these words each day. One way He gets His point across to us, especially those like me with extra thick skulls, is by repetition. God repeats this in His Word ON PURPOSE. Often, God may have you read a Devotional that you saw 6 months ago. Remember, it is NO ACCIDENT. There is a reason for it. God will repeat Himself so that you take notice that THIS is important.
May He richly bless you today, and my prayer is that each and every day you will have a hunger for the Word of God. I pray that you will not only have a hunger for the Word of God, but for all that God puts in your life each day, like this Devotional, to give you hope, to encourage you, and guide you to be all that He has called you to be. Pay attention when God repeats Himself!
In His love and service,
Your friend and brother in Christ,