There is an Excellent Way, Follow Jesus! By Karen Rowe

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Good morning dear readers of FGGAM!  I know I have missed sharing here @ For God’s Glory Alone Ministries on a daily basis recently; and if you wish to see those Daily Devotions on my Hope in Today Ministries Instagram, please join me; and I believe there is something waiting for you, because of whom I serve.

 

However, this is the day the Lord has made to call Today, so we will move forward, not backwards in Hope in Today Ministries; as I am grateful to reach you through this wonderful ministry of FGGAM!

The Spirit of the Lord touched my heart to say to you Today:  There is an Excellent Way to have an Excellent Day; Follow Jesus!

 

Today’s Devotion had me reading all through the Scriptures; and if I can encourage you in one thing today, that would be to catch up on your Bible Readings!  Wow Wee, what revelations will come to you when you hear the Lord’s Voice speak to you through the pages of the Bible; Words of God that are written in the Holy Word of God for us to receive & apply to our life in every Today -as long as God calls it Today!

 

The message the Lord spoke to me Today is to rise up to a new level in Christ; and let your Light of God’s Love, through Jesus Christ, Shine Today!  Hope in Today Ministries Mission is to Shine the Light of God’s Love through Christ Jesus!  Sunday, my devotion I shared in Church was about Brokenness; and how God is God through our highs and our lows as we are continuing to grow in our relationship with God!  Closer and Closer, nearer to Thee!  As I have come to understand, it is God who does the work!  Satan wants to stop us; but God calls us to persevere and press on!  The Holy Spirit is the ONE of ONE whom convicts; and people will choose to come into that beautiful light of God’s love in personal Obedience; or they will choose to disobey to follow in disobedience further & further from Christ.

 

How much do you love God?

 

When we love God and we see a bit of what God knows; This can leave us who love God; feeling broken around the edges, but Do you want your brokenness to mend sooner?  How fast do you want to come into that place of Resting faith with God again?  Then, my friends, press thru to do what God presses on your heart that your human nature wants to resist the most!

 

LOVE PEOPLE ANYWAY!  We don’t love the sin, but we do believe in the power of the love God has shown to the world through Christ Jesus!

 

Sometimes, in all honesty, God knows my heart, I would like to just say, not today church; I just would like this day off at a minutes notice.  But friends, we don’t have that pleasure in Christ to do as we please, want or desire -IF God is calling us to press through something for a higher calling!

Sometimes, as I am still growing in Christ, I will (not knowingly) allow my feelings to push me along, rarely to hold me back; and in that we will discover that we will become worn out!  Friends, emotional service -even for the good of the cause of Christ; if God didn’t call us to fix something, which HE hasn’t; then we can’t fix the something(s) in other people.  Only in Christ, we can personally be transformed to change our own mind and heart that we are even more capable of a higher love for others than ever before!

more capable of a higher love for others

From an emotional human perspective, we can also move into a false sense of humility that we may try not to shine, but prefer to hid in the background? Maybe even because we grow weary and tired?  But there is a Spiritual call on a believer’s life, which in the YOKE of Christ Jesus, the yoke is easy and His burden is light.

 

Matthew 11:28-30 King James Version (KJV)

28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

 

Dear friends in Christ, The Lord is teaching me that it is His will for us to come up to Jesus another level and realize that we are supposed to Shine the Light of God’s Love through Christ Jesus for God’s Glory.  It is so humbling to be loved by God this much!

That we can have broken edges, but Christ molds them into His image!  Only God can do this!

we can have broken edges, but Christ molds them into His image!  Only God can do this!

Today; and I believe this ties with the Hope in Today Ministries, Inc., devotion today; I hope you are encouraged NOT TO give up … on those you love in Christ; neither on God who has SO LOVED the world that HE gave His Son, Jesus, to die and be Risen again; that the world should not perish, but to have everlasting life with HIM.

John 3:17 King James Version (KJV)

17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

Ephesians 2:8-10 (KJV)

For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

Not of works, lest any man should boast.

10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

 

O Lord God, thou knowest.

“Only God knows” is powerful to say and believe!  Lord God, can theses dry bones live? And, to have the written answer, in Christ “O Lord God, thou knowest.

Ezekiel 37:1-14 King James Version (KJV)

37 The hand of the Lord was upon me, and carried me out in the spirit of the Lord, and set me down in the midst of the valley which was full of bones,

And caused me to pass by them round about: and, behold, there were very many in the open valley; and, lo, they were very dry.

And he said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I answered, O Lord God, thou knowest.

Again he said unto me, Prophesy upon these bones, and say unto them, O ye dry bones, hear the word of the Lord.

Thus saith the Lord God unto these bones; Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and ye shall live:

 

It takes my faith to share this with you Today!

I pray this is a blessing to you!

 

Hope in Today Ministries, Inc., Devotion of Today

SINCE BEFORE…God is leading us THRU; TO NEW!

The Creation & The Creator:

Keeping in mind who Christ is ( READ John 1; Colossians 1; Hebrews 1 NLT TODAY), we need to remember that Jesus did not merely show up on the scene 2,000 years ago.

The Birth, The Teaching, the Miracles…God has met a need of humanity & bridged a gap to God!

The Name, the Spirit, the TRUTH, the LIFE & the Way

The Crucifixion:
“But Jesus turned and said to them, “Daughters of Jerusalem, don’t weep for me, but weep for yourselves and for your children. For if these things are done when the tree is green, WHAT will happen WHEN it is dry? ” THEY called out to him, “IF you are the King of the Jews, save yourself!”
THEN he said, “JESUS, REMEMBER ME when you come into your Kingdom.” And Jesus replied, “I assure you, today you will be with me in paradise.”
Luke 23:28‭, ‬31‭-‬31‭, ‬37,42-43,46 NLT

The Death:
Then Jesus shouted, “Father, I entrust my spirit into your hands!” And with those words he breathed his last.
Luke 23:46 NLT

The Burial:
Then he took the body down from the cross and wrapped it in a long sheet of linen cloth and laid it in a new tomb that had been carved out of rock.
Luke 23:53 NLT

The RESURRECTION!

The women were terrified and bowed with their faces to the ground. Then the men asked, “Why are you looking among the dead for someone who is alive? He isn’t here! He is risen from the dead! Remember what he told you back in Galilee, that the Son of Man must be betrayed into the hands of sinful men and be crucified, and that he would rise again on the third day.”
Luke 24:5‭-‬7 NLT

The Revelation!

Then I saw a NEW heaven and a NEW earth, FOR the OLD heaven and the OLD earth had disappeared. AND the sea was also gone. AND I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven LIKE a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. I heard a loud shout from the throne, saying, “LOOK, God’s home is now among his people! He will live with them, and they will be his people. God himself will be WITH them. He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever.”
Revelation 21:1‭-‬4 NLT

 

Till next time!  “Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.”

The address in the Bible is found in 2 Corinthians 1:2, and this is the NIV today.

 

LOVE IN CHRIST,

KAREN ROWE

Hope in Today Ministries

The Train Whistle, Sounding the call of God’s Love, by Karen Rowe [2012 Published for you]

Instagram4629  “Writing the Story of my life with every choice Jesus helps me to make and learning how to be blessed and live life large, happy and free.  I care.”

Personal Motto:  “I don’t have it all figured out, BUT GOD DOES … Follow JESUS!”

Thank you Jesus!  Personal Revelation Life Verse:  1 John 4:16 

16 And we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and the one who remains in love remains in God, and God remains in him.  

This version Today is (HCSB)

 

Holy Spirit you are welcome here!

Blessings, Karen

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Meet Karen: Hi, I am blessed, by God's good grace and because I know Jesus, I am blessed. I choose to be blessed, because I have a choice set before me and I refuse to look down. I trust God and I know and believe in the love God has for us. I have overcome difficulties; and I am blessed by the grace of God alone. If I have written about it, then I have felt the pain of it in some way, and to some degree. Did you know that Jesus has felt your pain? This is why I write. By God's grace I can identify; and tell you honestly, yes there is hope in anything and everything that you are facing today! Jesus is our Hope! He is the Truth, the Way and the Life. I am married a wonderful man, Robert Rowe; I love my husband and he loves me; and we have been married for 28 years. Together, we have been blessed with a wonderful daughter, named Amanda who is college now; and a wonderful son, named Daniel who is growing up well and soon to graduate elementary school. We work together and by God's grace we run our own business called PSI. We have a pastor over our ministry and over our business and also we depend on him for advise in our family. We have 2 dogs, 4 horses, 2 cats and love to spend time outdoors by the water and by campfires ... that is it seems when we can find time away from life's busy schedule. I love to write because it helps me learn more about God. And, I am driven by a passion from a love that God has put in my heart to share from my experiences and struggles, as I gain understanding in God’s Word to know how effective and powerful God is over our every situation! I share with you so you can know that you are not alone in your struggles. The same God who helps me and my family, is your help and shield as well! Life is not always easy, but it is possible –I like to share the difference that following Jesus makes in my life. And, I love to share God's patience and mercy and love that is with me! I am not perfect, but am experiencing God sanctify me through and through with every mistake I make; and yes, overcome in Christ! Life is not just about the successes; life on this earth is also about the troubles we overcome to discover what God has hidden in our faith to find! Troubles are more a challenge to grow in our faith ... It is not easy, but in the end the grace of God we discover is worth experiencing God in the midst. By Grace, I have discovered Jesus is Peace and He is my Joy and Wisdom from Heaven. God is our Provider and Healer and Creator, who is our help and shield over all things. By grace, I have experienced a nearness to God through my faith in His Son! We are well forgiven by God; and well blessed when we know and believe the love that God has for us. To say, "all is well with my soul" is a powerful knowledge to understand and experience. I sense God's desire for you to know His love for you and how deep His love for you is that He has SO loved you; God gave you His Son. God loves you right now just as you are! There is so much to learn! I believe that as we learn from God, we are God’s gift to each other. It is all God’s story –and for His glory; and God has SO loved us. I love to paint the vision that God has given me about a Father’s love –that God wants you to dream again and visualize His love for you! In God’s eyes, there’s more to life than we see; and in a world that sometimes misrepresents and misunderstands God and love; God wants you to have the courage to dream His dream and see His vision of a Father’s love for you! Many years ago, I prayed to God, “How can I tell a million people what I know about Your Son?” God showed me I had a gift of a ministry about God's Love; and He called it Hope in Today! I write to please God and I write to encourage you; and I write to spend quiet time with God. All because of this love that God has first shown me! I need Jesus –and my life is about my relationship with God. And, every blessing begins with Him! Love in Christ, Karen Rowe, Director Hope in Today Ministries, Inc. The Train Whistle, Sounding the Call of God’s Love, by Karen Rowe For more information: Contact me by email: karen@hopeintoday.com or karen@thetrainwhistle.com to request your gift today. www.hopeintoday.com www.thetrainwhistle.com

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