Archive | November, 2020

Knowing God’s Will

29 Nov

Knowing God’s Will…

Do you spend time seeking the will of God? Who should I marry? What job should I take? What house should I buy? There’s something to all this… But the will of God is much deeper.

What most believers miss, and never get to, is that the will of God is the will of God. You can’t have a will without a heart. So if you’re going to talk about the will of God, you have to talk about the heart of God.

The will of God is what God desires. You can’t know the will of God unless you know the heart of God. And to know the heart of God is to have the heart of God; to desire the things that God desires; to be passionate about things which God is passionate; and to be broken by those things which break God’s heart.

You want the will of God in your life? Then seek the heart of God in your life. Read the Bible. Find out what He longs for, and make that your passion. Seek the heart of God, and the will of God will follow.

After removing Saul, he made David their king. God testified concerning him: ‘I have found David son of Jesse, a man after my own heart; he will do everything I want him to do.’ Acts 13:22

God already knows the secrets of your heart. Now it’s your turn to go after His heart , like David did.

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love.always,

Ed

The Price Of The Costly

28 Nov

The Price Of The Costly…

Do you want a good life? The world seeks all the pleasures one can get. But to really live the good life you have to live a life that is characterized by goodness.

For goodness, you have to look to Jesus, the only one who lived the good life completely. It was a life of paying the greatest price, of taking up the cross.

If you want to live a life in which you never pay a price or bear a sacrifice, you’ll never live the good life. You want to overcome? You can’t overcome without paying the price of overcoming.

You want a life of righteousness, a life of love? You want a good marriage? Pay the price of it. You want a good relationship with your children? Pay the price of it.

You want a blessed life? Pay the price of it. You see, the good life is a gift, given freely by God; but a gift that costs us everything we have. Pay the price of righteousness and you’ll reap the blessings of the good life.

But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:31

Be an overcomer today and do only what is good in the sight of God.

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,

Ed

The Beginning Of Days

27 Nov

The Beginning Of Days…

In the beginning, God said, “Y’hee Or!”- Let there be light! This is His very first act of creation, and the foundation of all His work. God brings light out of darkness. One can only say; “Let there be light,” when it’s dark.

This is important and profound. Most believers curse and fear the darkness, or avoid the darkness. That may be you.

Chances are there is some darkness in your life or on the horizon that you fear or look upon as a negative thing. But according to the ancient Scripture, darkness is not something to be cursed, feared, shunned, or avoided.

Darkness, according to the ancient Scripture is the raw material from which miracles come. For in God, out of darkness comes light. For only in the dark can you say, “Let there be light.”

God doesn’t fear the dark, He brings miracles out of it. And you need to do the same. You’ve got a dark situation? Good! Stop despising it and in the name and power of God, let’s hear it: “Y’hee Or!”- Let there be light!

Come, descendants of Jacob, let us walk in the light of the Lord. Isaiah 2:5

Walk in the beautiful light of God today and let His love shine all around you.

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,

Ed

The Overflowing Heart

26 Nov

The Overflowing Heart…

When we were children, we had to learn how to pour water into a cup. One of the things we had to learn was to stop pouring when the glass was full.

The Lord pours His Spirit not into a cup, but into your heart. And He wants you to overflow. Too many believers get filled up with God to a certain point, and then they stop seeking Him. They stop receiving, stop growing, and they stop being open.

Could that be you? God never wills to stop pouring or for you to stop receiving. Your life is not a cup that has to stop receiving. God wants you to keep receiving, and then to receive even more.

You don’t want a cup to overflow. But the spirit must overflow. The way to overflow is to never stop receiving and to never stop seeking more. So never tell God! ‘Stop!’ Let it pour, let it flow, and let it overflow. For hearts, unlike cups, are only full when they overflow.

So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. Colossians 2:6-7

Start over again with learning all there is about God today, but this time let Him fill you to overflowing.

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,

Ed

Thanksgiving

25 Nov

Thanksgiving…

This Thanksgiving I give thanks to God for family, friends and loving peace. When I look back over the past year, I am amazed at all the blessings He has given me, in spite of my short comings. Thank you Father for loving me and showing me how to love.

I’m sure we all have many things to be thankful for and I sincerely wish each and every one of you a wonderful day full of love and thanksgiving. Share your blessings with every one that crosses your path. Be the shining light He intended you to be.

Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with song. For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods. Psalm 95:2-3

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,

Ed

The Key Of Victory

24 Nov

The Key Of Victory…

There were approximately two million Israelites in the wilderness and yet, for the most part, only two of them entered the Promised Land, Joshua and Caleb.

The reason the Israelites didn’t enter the land was because they didn’t believe God. They didn’t trust Him. If they had trusted Him, all those things would have made no difference at all, and they would have been victorious. Instead, that blessing went to their children.

This teaches us an important truth. God has called us to enter into His blessings: a land of promise, a place of blessing, joy, abundance, and victory. But most people and believers never enter into the blessings God has for them.

If you don’t really and fully believe His love and the good news, how can you enter His peace or joy? On the other hand. If you do really and fully start believing and receiving His love, promises, good news, and power, you won’t be able to stop yourself from entering the blessings of His peace, joy, and victory.

Start believing with all your heart and you’ll be victorious. Take a lesson from two million Israelites: You’ll enter in when you believe.

Then Peter began to speak: “I now realize how true it is that God does not show favoritism. Acts 10:34

Grab a hold of God’s promises and His truths today, and believe them. You will have a more blessed, a more productive, and a more victorious life.

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,

Ed

The Days Of The Lulav

19 Nov

The Days Of The Lulav….

To celebrate Sukkot, the Feast of Tabernacles, the Lord commanded the people of Israel to come with branches and fruit. Jewish people to this day celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles carrying three specific branches: the Palm Branch, the Myrtle Branch, and the Willow Branch.

Together they are called the Lulav. Why? During the Feast of Tabernacles, the Hebrews gave thanks for their wilderness journey to the Promised Land.

The myrtles reminded them of the mountains they passed by, the palm trees of the desert plains, and the willows of the brooks that gave them water.

The Promised Land is a symbol of the place where God’s children are heading, towards Heaven – and the wilderness is this life we go through to get there.

So don’t disparage or despise this life but be encouraged and walk on. For in heaven, you will give thanks even for those valleys. Its mountains kept us hoping, and its valleys reminded us that we weren’t home yet.

Learn the mystery of the Lulav and remember, in Heaven you’ll be giving thanks for the heavenly road you’re walking upon right now on your way to the Promised Land.

Whatever you’re going through today, celebrate the Lord’s presence, in your valleys, your mountains, your good moments and bad, use it all to glorify and worship the Lord.

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,

Ed

The Secret Place

17 Nov

The Secret Place…

Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, was the most holy day on the Biblical Calendar – the day when men stood before God and had their sins forgiven.

However, the most important part was that it took place in secret, behind the veil in the Holy of Holies. No one saw or heard it.

This means the most holy and important things happen in secret. The word holy means set apart. In the same way, the most holy moments of your life will take place in the secret – set apart from your job, relationships, even from the things of God.

All these things have a place. But it’s easy even in the things of God to lose God Himself. The Holy of Holies was only able to hold God and one other person. The secret place is only big enough for you and God.

If you ignore the secret place, everything else will become dry and empty. If you dwell in the secret place, everything else will become full.

Today, before you go to bed, enter His chambers, just you and Him, and be filled up in the radiance and glory of His presence, hidden away in the Secret Place.

Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. Psalm 91:1

Today, enter into the Secret Place, the Holy of Holies, and spend good time there, just you and the Lord.

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,

Ed

The Cosmic Haman

15 Nov

The Cosmic Haman…

When I was a child, I remember being in a car with my mother. And she was parking next to a sidewalk. And an old man with a mustache and a whistle came running out… blasting his little whistle.

He didn’t want anyone parking in front of his house. So if he saw a car doing that, he ran out with his whistle and most people would take off. They believed they were parking illegally.

But the truth was, there was nothing illegal about it, and the man had absolutely no authority to do what he was doing. But as long as he convinced people that he did have the authority, then he did. As long as they believed him, they took off.

So it is with the enemy. The enemy has no real authority. But if you believe that he does, he will. The voice of sin, temptation, fear, gloom, panic, despair, and darkness – has no authority.

That means you don’t have to obey it or even pay it any mind. The next time the enemy tells you to do something – you just ignore it – he’s only blowing his whistle.

Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. 1 Peter 5:8

Today make it your aim to disobey the voice of the enemy, to defy the command of fear, darkness, and sin – overcome his bluff.

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,

Ed

Doing What You Can’t Do

14 Nov

Doing What You Can’t do…

Luke 5 records Jesus telling a paralyzed man to get up and go home. Now think about that. What is He asking of the man? To rise up, take up his cot, and go home.

What’s strange about that? The man is paralyzed. But He’s asking a paralyzed man to do what paralyzed men cannot do. And it doesn’t say that the man was healed before he rose up.

The man had to do what he could not do – and in that was the miracle. In the same way, Jesus commands you to do what you cannot do, to live a life you cannot live, and to walk a walk you cannot walk.

God doesn’t want you to live according to what you are, but according to what He’s called you to be and to do. Stop living, limited by what you can and cannot do.

Start living by faith, by His power, by His miracle, and by what He’s called you to become. Live as if you could do what you can’t do, and by His power… you’ll do it. It’s as simple as rising up.

One day Jesus was teaching, and Pharisees and teachers of the law were sitting there. They had come from every village of Galilee and from Judea and Jerusalem. And the power of the Lord was with Jesus to heal the sick. Some men came carrying a paralyzed man on a mat and tried to take him into the house to lay him before Jesus. When they could not find a way to do this because of the crowd, they went up on the roof and lowered him on his mat through the tiles into the middle of the crowd, right in front of Jesus. When Jesus saw their faith, he said, “Friend, your sins are forgiven. Luke 5:17-20

Don’t believe what the world says you can’t do. Believe Jesus at His word. Do what He calls you to do – even if it’s impossible.

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,

Ed