Remember To Always Bless Your Own Family

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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!

S-cripture:

1 Chronicles 16:43 Then all the people left, each for their own home, and David returned home to bless his family.

O-bservation:

King David had recovered the Ark of the Lord and brought it to the city of Jerusalem and established it. He asked his chief psalmist and minister, Asaph, and his associates to minister there. After everything was established concerning the worship of the Lord, David had all the people return to their own homes and he went home and blessed his own family.

A-pplication:

Let's lay aside any future failure of this King and be reminded of the fact that David had a heart to bless his own family. I know so many people who are so completely mesmerized by their mission that they forget the biggest part of their mission. That being, to bless THEIR OWN FAMILY. No matter what great opportunity may come to you in the future, or one that may be staring you in the face right now, at the end of the day "Remember To Always Bless Your Own Family!"

P-rayer:

Dear Jesus, Thank You for the best gift I've ever received in my life! My wonderful family. Help me to always bless them. Amen
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Having GOD On Your Side

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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!

S-cripture:

1 Samuel 7:13b Throughout Samuel’s lifetime, the hand of the Lord was against the Philistines.

O-bservation:

This is a simple report from the writer saying the entire time Samuel was the prophet and priest of Israel, God was against the Philistines.

A-pplication:

This is not to suggest that God wasn't always against the Philistines; rather, it means that God actively fought against and defeated the Philistines on Israel's behalf during Samuel's lifetime. When Samuel, as a young boy, said to the Lord, "Speak Lord for YOUR servant is listening," he established an open ear and a willful life in service to God that honored the Lord at every turn of his life. In so doing, God honored Samuel by keeping the people of Israel free of Philistine rule. Consequently, the entire nation of Israel prospered. They experienced what life was like "Having GOD On Your Side."

P-rayer:

Dear Jesus, Today I want You to know that I want You "On My Side" more than anyone. Help me be like Samuel all the days of my life. Amen
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God Wants To Bless

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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!

S-cripture:

Deuteronomy 15:6 For the Lord your God will bless you as he has promised, and you will lend to many nations but will borrow from none. You will rule over many nations but none will rule over you.

O-bservation:

This chapter begins with the Lord telling the Israelis that every seven years, they must forgive any debt that is owed to them by a fellow Israelite. Then He said, “There shouldn’t be any poor people among you who are Israelites. I will help you if you keep my commands! If you will, I will make sure that you will never be the borrower, and instead, you will always be the lender.” From the beginning, it’s obvious that “God Wants To Bless.”

A-pplication:

Why is poverty is everywhere around us? Why is brother fighting brother? Why is it that everyone seems to be in debt? Why is it that many children worldwide and in this country are trying to figure out who their father is? Why is it that hope is spoken at every turn, but there seems to be no hope for so many? Why is it that chaos seems to be normal? Well, social scientists are now blaming everyone. They blame the nations, the politicians, the church, the home, the educational systems, and the most recently, white supremacy. They don’t blame God because, by most accounts, they don’t believe there is a God. But thousands of years ago, God said, “Obey me, and I will bless you.” For a while, it worked, and then even His own people, the Jewish nation, turned on Him. I say let’s all get back to God. I actually believe He does exist. When we do, we have this one assurance. “God Wants To Bless!”

P-rayer:

Dear Jesus, You have always blessed me! No matter what happens in the future, I will proclaim that my “God Wants To Bless!” Amen
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Bless Them And Pray For Them

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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!

S-cripture:

Luke 6:28
Bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.

O-bservation:

St. Luke gives us only a portion of Jesus’ great sermon on the mount. Here Jesus tells His disciples that when people curse them, they are to bless them back. If they should mistreat them in any way, they are to pray for them in return.

A-pplication:

Because we “Followers Of Jesus” have read this passage so many times, we think little of it. We believe that’s what He said and that’s what we’re to do. However, when Jesus made this statement over two thousand years ago, it somewhat earth-shattering information. No one had taught like this before. Even today, the majority of people still probably think, “If someone curses me, I will curse them back. If they mistreat me, I’ll retaliate.” But the word from Jesus was not just the new standard. It was the absolute will of God that if someone curses us or if someone mistreats us, we are to “Bless Them And Pray For Them.” There’s no argument here. You can discuss it if you like. You can set scenarios where Jesus’ directive may not be appropriate, but it won’t make a bit of difference. We are called by God to “Bless Them And Pray For Them.”

P-rayer:

Dear Jesus, I am so thankful this AM for Your Word. I have no option to the way I live but to follow You wholeheartedly. When I am cursed or mistreated, with Your help, I will “Bless Them And Pray For Them.” Amen
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Remember To Always Bless Your Own Family

S. O. A. P.

Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!

S-cripture:

1 Chronicles 16:43 Then all the people left, each for their own home, and David returned home to bless his family.

O-bservation:

King David had recovered the Ark of the Lord and brought it to the city of Jerusalem and established it. He asked his chief psalmist and minister, Asaph, and his associates to minister there. After everything was established concerning the worship of the Lord, David had all the people return to their own homes and he went home and blessed his own family.

A-pplication:

Let's lay aside any future failure of this King and be reminded of the fact that David had a heart to bless his own family. I know so many people who are so completely mesmerized by their mission that they forget the biggest part of their mission. That being, to bless THEIR OWN FAMILY. No matter what great opportunity may come to you in the future, or one that may be staring you in the face right now, at the end of the day "Remember To Always Bless Your Own Family!"

P-rayer:

Dear Jesus, Thank You for the best gift I've ever received in my life! My wonderful family. Help me to always bless them. Amen
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