Tag - Presence

The Blessing of God’s Presence

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Numbers 24:5-6 (NIV) How beautiful are your tents, Jacob, your dwelling places, Israel! Like valleys they spread out, like gardens beside a river, like aloes planted by the Lord, like cedars beside the waters. O-bservation: Balaam, under the inspiration of the Spirit of God, speaks of the beauty and prosperity of the Israelites. He compares their dwelling places to lush valleys, gardens by a river, aloes planted by the Lord, and cedars beside the waters, symbolizing God's presence and blessing upon them. A-pplication: This reminds me of the significance of God's presence and blessing in my life....

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3 ‘P’s

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Psalm 16:11 You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand. O-bservation: Here, King David acknowledges just a few of the reasons that he trusts the Almighty. In a personal prayer to the Lord, he says, “You show me the Path of life.” He says, “It’s in your Presence I find joy.” Finally, he says, “At your right hand, there are Pleasures for evermore.” A-pplication: I titled this devotional “The 3 ‘P’s’” because of the three words in this passage that...

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Don’t Talk

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Zephaniah 1:7a Be silent before the Sovereign Lord, for the day of the Lord is near. O-bservation: Here Zephaniah is warning the people of God, who have turned away from the Lord, of impending judgment to come. He tells them that to be in the presence of the Sovereign Lord, in this case, simply means "Don't Talk!" A-pplication: Let's move this to our present time. We know the scripture tells us to "Seek the Lord while he may be found" (Is. 55:6). It also says "Call to me and I will answer you" (Jer. 33:3). So there...

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A More Honorable Man

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: 1 Chronicles 4:9a Jabez was more honorable than his brothers. O-bservation: The writer makes it clear in this passage that this man named Jabez was more honorable than his brothers. A-pplication: Jabez was only remembered by a prayer he prayed. It's in the prayer he prayed that his honor is revealed. He prayed to the Lord first of all that God would truly bless him. He wasn't looking for man's approval or applause; he was desperate for God's blessing. Second, he wanted increased influenced with people. That can only happen with the anointing of the Lord on...

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From Common Man To Royal Man

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Esther 8:15 15 When Mordecai left the king’s presence, he was wearing royal garments of blue and white, a large crown of gold, and a purple robe of fine linen. And the city of Susa held a joyous celebration. O-bservation: This is the story of how in, one day, Mordecai, the Jewish uncle of Queen Esther living in Persia, went from the brink of being executed to being the second in command of all of Persia next to King Xerxes. That’s right! As was stated in a previous post, the wicked Haman, who had held...

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