It Won’t Shake

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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!

S-cripture:

Hebrews 12:28,29 Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, for our “God is a consuming fire.”

O-bservation:

This information given to us by the Holy Spirit, through the pen of the author of Hebrews, tells us that we have been given (and it is ongoing) a Kingdom that cannot be shaken. So our only response is a "Holy Awe," with Thanksgiving unto our Great God. After all, He is an all-consuming fire.

A-pplication:

The last line of this passage speaks of the Omnipotence of Jesus. He is: All Powerful, All Consuming, and Unshakable! Think about it, our RELATIONSHIPS with friends and even close family members get shaken. Our BELIEFS evolve through the years. We loosen up on some things and tighten up on others. Our DOCTRINES sometimes shift. What we used to think was important, now may not be that important. However, the one thing that won't be shaken is the Kingdom of Almighty God. THAT ... just keeps coming at us ... who believe. "IT WON'T SHAKE!" So, what should our response be in an ever shifting, ever shaking world to our God whose Kingdom will not be shaken? Humbly Thank and Worship HIM, who is simply "ALL POWERFUL!"

P-rayer:

Dear Jesus, I am AWED by YOU this AM. I stand amazed in Your presence my dear, All Powerful JESUS! Amen
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An Unworthy World

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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!

S-cripture:

Hebrews 11:38a The world was not worthy of them.

O-bservation:

The writer lists a group of people in biblical history who have been labeled as members of ... "The Hall of FAITH." After going through a brief history of a number of those "HEROES of FAITH" he says, "The world was not worthy of them."

A-pplication:

Too often journalists and editorialists, radio show hosts and TV news anchormen produce daily information that sounds a whole lot like that of yesterday and the day before and the month and year before that. Bad news in the form of thieves, villains, murderers, terrorists, rapists, and other forms of debauchery are promoted each day to a national audience drunk on filth. And then there are those who, by faith, move forward to live against the tide, rise above the waves, and soar higher than the storm. For all of this, they are the unknown and unsung heroes of a "Lost Society." More often than not, if they ARE discovered they are laughed at, ridiculed, and mocked as "Do-Gooders." Even so, they "Press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called them" (Phil. 3:14, paraphrase). We "Followers Of Jesus" are proud of them! AND ... it is our desire to be numbered among them in the face of ... "An Unworthy World."

P-rayer:

Dear Jesus, This AM I am reminded that You became a curse to a watching world as You hung on that cross. The world was unworthy of You, yet You loved us anyway. Help me love people anyway. Amen
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I Won’t Let Go

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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!

S-cripture:

Hebrews 10:23 Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.

O-bservation:

The writer of the book of Hebrews encourages all believers to forsake any other enticing offers in life and, with unashamed abandonment to Jesus, "Dig In!" Because in the final analysis God has given us an eternal promise and He will be faithful to keep His promise.

A-pplication:

This passage is especially true of believers who live in relatively safe places, where freedom is a lifestyle and money is available. This group is especially targeted in this "Last Generation" of time to yield to any temptation that might be offered. Certainly the writer was writing to people in his lifetime, but it certainly speaks to this writer's heart as I see what's going on around me. The directive in this passage is to "Hold Fast." In other words, don't let anything cause you to let go of your faith and what you profess to be. We who are "Followers of Jesus" signed up because we believe "He is the way, the TRUTH and the life (John 14:6). He promised us at the beginning of this journey that He would see us through this life and the life that is yet to come. If you're like me, you believe that Jesus will be faithful to keep His promise. Because of this fact ... "I Won't Let Go!"

P-rayer:

Dear Jesus, I know beyond a shadow of a doubt this AM that You are a "Promise Keeper." Because of this I can't ... and ... "I Won't Let Go Of You!" Amen
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Who? Really! Who?

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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!

S-cripture:

Isaiah 14:27 For the Lord Almighty has purposed, and who can thwart him? His hand is stretched out, and who can turn it back?

O-bservation:

Isaiah makes two statements and asks two questions in this passage. He says, "Once God has purpose to do something who can change his mind? Once He moves on something who can stop Him?"

A-pplication:

All you have to do is be an occasional reader of world history, or just watch the evening news, to know that few people have ever read Isaiah 14:27. It is impossible for any one of us, through our own acts of independence, to get God to change His mind. Who could do that? Really, I'm serious! Who? When Scripture speaks of God stretching out His hand, it's speaking of Him moving into action to accomplish His purpose. Who could possibly stop Him from acting it out? Really! Who? The answer to both of those "Who Could" questions is … No one and surely not I. However, too many folks operate with the idea that if there is a God, certainly He has a different set of plans on how I can operate. Unfortunately for we independent operators, God is God and we are peanuts in comparison. He changes not. So probably ... "We Should," Really!

P-rayer:

Dear Jesus, You love us all the same, but have a unique plan for each one of us. This AM, I am reminded that I'm the one who needs to do the changing. REALLY! Amen
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No DARK Side For Me!

S. O. A. P.

Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!

S-cripture:

Isaiah 8:19 When someone tells you to consult mediums and spiritists, who whisper and mutter, should not a people inquire of their God? Why consult the dead on behalf of the living?

O-bservation:

The Prophet Isaiah wanted all people of God to stay away from the "Dark Side." Mediums and spiritists (ie: tarot card readers, palm readers, horoscopes, séances, ect.) all have to do with the "Dark Side" and death. Isaiah said, "Why would anyone try to consult the dead concerning the living?

A-pplication:

It's important to establish this fact. ONLY GOD IS OMNISCIENT. Only God knows all things knowable. So the question is, why would anyone go towards the "Dark Side" of death and evil to get information about right now and the future? Why would anyone consult the devil, but not believe in God? The truth is, God is there and He is not silent. David said, "You make known to me the path of life" (Ps. 16:11). He also said, "In my distress I called to the Lord; I cried to my God for help. From His temple He heard my voice; my cry came before Him into His ears" (Ps. 18:6). Here we have the eternal God of the Universe as our "Life Coach," available any hour of the day, and yet there are people going to see some gal named "Kitty Lou" with dirty fingernails looking at "Tea Leaves" to tell them their future! "C'mon Man!" Our God made light because He is the light of the world. I'm sticking with the LIGHT... "No Dark Side For Me."

P-rayer:

Dear Jesus, I'm thankful this AM that You are the light of the world. And because of that, I never have to go to the "Dark Side" for information. I love the light and I love You! Amen
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