Meditation

01/13/2020

“Then Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine. He was priest of God Most High, and he blessed Abram, saying, ‘Blessed be Abram by God Most High, Creator of heaven and earth. And blessed be God Most High, who delivered your enemies into your hand.’ Then Abram gave him a tenth of everything.” (Genesis 14:18-20)

Blessing is God’s constant provision of daily needs through His invisible presence in our lives. Prayer for blessing is a recognition of God as the provider of food, health, work, and all other available resources.

Worship involves asking God for blessing, acknowledging His blessing, and blessing Him or praising Him for being the Source of all blessings. Note, after receiving the blessing, Abram gave a tenth of all he had. This is also a recognition that all things come from God.

PRAYER FOR THE DAY:

Precious Abba, we fully recognize that praise and blessing and worship are three elements that always go together. It is when we worship, that praise and blessing is exchanged freely with You and by You. May we always remember that all things come from You and by You and that we receive as much as we give back. We love you, Abba, and seek to always be within Your will in all that we do and all we come into contact with. May others feel blessings from You, through our words and actions that reflect our relationship with You. All this we pray in Jesus’ precious name. Amen.

THOUGHT OF THE DAY:

If yo walk with the Lord, you’ll never be out of step!

KNOWING GOD:

If anyone does not love the Lord—-a cure be on him. Come, O Lord! The grace of the Lord Jesus be with you. My love to all of you in Christ Jesus. Amen.” (1st Corinthians16:22-24)

Paul place everyone who did not love (Greek – phileo) Christ under curse (Greek – anathema). This meant they should be placed under sacred ban and totally destroyed. Paul was not talking about pagan unbelievers. He wrote to the church. Devotion to Christ calls for intense love. Anything else is destruction for the church (Revelation 1:15-16).

I AM:

Prayer, Blessing”: (Revelation 1:46)

God loves His people. He has feed us from sin and forgiven us so we will fulfill His election purpose of serving as a kingdom of servants and priests. Jesus the resurrected One rules all earthy rulers. He loves us, has redeemed us by his blood, and formed us to be what God has always intended His people to be—-a kingdom of priests representing God to the nations. From the very beginning, God intended to make for Himself a people. In Christ, God has made for Himself a people who serve Him and obey His will. This obedient people is the believing church, God’s kingdom on earth waiting for the day of fulfillment.

Second Thought of the Day:

“People were bringing little children to Jesus to have him touch them, but the disciples rebuked hem. When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, ‘Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. I tell you the truth, anyone who will not received the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.’ And he took the children in his arms, put his hands on them and blessed them.” (Mark10:13-16)

God offers salvation to all persons able to respond to Him, to children as well as to adults. The Bible teachers that if children become Christians, they do so just as adults do: by conversion. The child does so through personal faith, trusting God’s grace. The choice is made by the child’s individual conscience. No one else can make the decision for a child or an adult.

Salvation is not automatic nor forced upon any individual. Infants and children are a part of God’s kingdom. God will not hold young, immature children responsible for making decisions which they are incapable of making. The decision is yours, beloved, no one can make it for you, nor should even try. It is the responsibility of Christians to share the gospel message of salvation through Christ, but each person has to be a conscious decision to accept God through His Son, Christ Jesus. I hope you all have made this decision, it is too important, to ignore.

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