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How Glorious to be Saved

ephesians 1 13Word for Today

Seal

To decide irrevocably: as in “to seal someone’s fate”

 

Verse for Today

Ephesians 1:13

And when you heard the word of truth (the gospel of your salvation) – when you believed in Christ  you were marked with the seal of the promised Holy Spirit

 

The day we accepted Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, our fate was sealed. We received the promise of the Holy Spirit and God accepted us into His Kingdom. What a glorious day that was.

 

“Oh! How I love Jesus, for all He has done for me.

Oh! Wonderful savior who gave His life for me.

 

I remember long ago when my savior freed my soul,

What a glorious day that was.

It all seemed to be the end, but his mercy intervened.

Now, I am saved.

 

When temptation came up close,

He made sure that it was gone”

 

How wonderful is to be saved, to have the Holy Spirit dwell in us, to have Jesus by our side, and to be called a child of God.

It is a decision to which I have no regret.

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Hidden Secrets: Truth Revealed

Today’s Word

 Hidden

Keep (something) secret; prevent from being known or noticed.

Today’s Verse

 Luke 12

 2 Nothing is hidden that will not be revealed, and nothing is secret that will not be made known.

Secrets have a way of revealing themselves. In time, all is known. As we grow in faith and knowledge of the Word of God, the Holy Spirit works in our hearts so that we may confess all our sins, not some, all.

It is such a relief to our heavy hearts once we confess. Our burden is lifted, our heart its cleansed of worries, and our mind is freed from guilt.

Burdens are Lifted

Carrying a secret is like carrying a huge rock on our backs. It weighs us down. It keeps us from working at full capacity. It keeps us from reaching our goals.

Confessing our sins lifts our burdens from our hearts and minds. It stops weighing us down. It allows us to focus on the word of God.

 Hearts are Cleansed

After we confess all of our sins, our hearts are cleansed by God’s forgiveness and acceptance. Instead of putting our efforts into hiding our secret, we can now place our efforts on learning, studying, and applying the Word of God. It can now speak to our cleansed hearts so that we may continue to grow as believers.

A cleansed heart seeks pureness, kindness, and love.

 Mind is Free from Guilt

 After our hearts are cleansed, our mind is freed from all guilt. We have our thoughts of God in the forefront. We no longer have to worry, or feel guilty for hiding our secret. We let it out and with that; we released our mind from its binding guilty thoughts.

As our mind is freed, it seeks guidance, self-control, and knowledge.


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Holy Spirit: The Presence of God

 

Today’s Word

Holy Spirit

The spirit of God.

The presence of God as part of a person’s religious experience.

Today’s Verse

Luke 12

for the Holy Spirit will teach you at that moment what you must say.”

 The Holy Spirit resides in each of us that believe that Jesus died for our sins, that He is our redeemer. It guides us, makes us conscious of our words and actions, convicts us when we sin, and grants us peace when we do right by Him, by others, and by our own selves.

When we are faced with a situation good or bad, the Holy Spirit, through us, speaks on our behalf. It allows just the right words to flow.

The Holy Spirit, which dwells in each of us…

Guides us

Each day, we depend on the Holy Spirit to direct our lives. It provides us with the tools we need in each situation we may experience. As we grow in the word of God, we unleash new knowledge that anchors itself in our hearts and allows us to make better decisions. It helps us get through the day in a manner that glorifies God with goodness and kindness in our hearts.

Convicts Us

If our actions or words do not please God, the Holy Spirit convicts us. It lets us know that what we have said or done is wrong. It gently scolds us. It places a burden in our hearts that shows us our wrongs. Not only so, but it shows us what would be right so that we make take corrective action, whether it be repentance or apology.

Grants us Peace

Lastly, the Holy Spirit grants us peace in our hearts when we do or say the right things, when we correct our wrongs, and when we repent. It is a peace that gives us calmness, joyfulness, and goodness. It is a peace abundant with acceptance, forgiveness, and love. It gives rest to the unsettledness of our hearts. It affirms our Faith.


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My Heart Leads Me To God

With our hearts we feel. With our mind we think. The heart helps us feel emotions. Our mind processes them. Sometimes, our emotions take over and our mind loses control. Is that a bad thing?
Some may say it is. However, what if the heart is our guide? What if our heart leads us to God? Then, should we say it is not a bad thing, right? It could be that our mind is so cluttered with what we have learned, what we see, what people say its right, that it could cloud our emotions. It could lead us to believe that what we feel is not acceptable.
So, what to do then?
Well, if we allow our heart to feel our pure emotions then it should not lead us astray.
Shame
Whenever I do something acceptable by society’s standards, it isn’t necessarily acceptable to God. In that case, I feel shame. My heart, which is filled with God’s love, tells me to feel that way. If my heart is my way to God, then it is no wonder it allows me to feel shame when others feel differently.
 
Guilt
In the same token, I may feel guilt while acting in a way that goes against Him. I am glad that I have a heart that helps me feel things that God has planted in it. He has planted seeds of knowledge so that it helps me discern right from wrong. Not because I am told so, but because I feel it in my heart. How wondrous.
 
Happiness
Whenever my actions are pleasing to God, I feel happy. I feel joy. The same seeds planted in my heart help me understand that I have done something good, something right.
Peace
At the end of the day, my heart allows me to feel at peace with myself and with God. It served as my guide throughout the day to help me feel emotions according to my actions. It helped me feel that what I was doing was right or was wrong. It helped to guide me to God’s way, the right way, the only way.
Romans 5
 5 And hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.
 
Psalms 33
21 For our hearts rejoice in him, for we trust in his holy name.
 
Hebrews 10
22 let us draw near with a sincere heart in the assurance that faith brings, because we have had our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience


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When Do You Look for God?

psalm 5 2 3

Do you look for him at times of trouble? Or at times when all is ok? Do you only remember him when you need something? Or do you remember him to give thanks? No matter when, at least you are seeking him, and that is what matters most. Seek God.

 Don’t feel bad that you remembered him on your time of trouble. Maybe, trouble came your way to remind you to look for God. Maybe, that is his way of reminding you that you need him. At the end of the day, you acknowledged your need for him, and you saw it fit to ask him for help. You found your way to him. That makes God happy.

 Remember God

 Our lives are so busy, that we tend to forget God’s presence in our lives. We forget that a simple morning prayer can carry us through the day. A simple thanks for all he does for us is sufficient. The point is to remember God.

 Find your way to him

 If you lost your way to him, he will gently tug at you to help you find your way back. He is ever-present and patient. He waits for you to find him. Once you do, he will receive you with open arms.

 Acknowledge him

 Once you find your way to him, acknowledge him. Let him know how important his presence is in your life. Talk to him, pray to him, sing to him, and listen. Open your heart and hear his guiding voice that will direct you on your every day.

Psalms 5

2 Pay attention to my cry for help,

my king and my God,

for I am praying to you!

3 Lord, in the morning  you will hear  me;

in the morning I will present my case to you  and then wait expectantly for an answer.

Proverbs 3

6 Acknowledge  him in all your ways,

and he will make your paths straight.