READ TODAY’S DAILY DEVOTIONAL
November 22, 2019
Why is love so important?
- First, because it is the greatest virtue. Love supersedes faith and hope (1 Corinthians 13:13).
- Second, because it is the greatest command. Jesus said, “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind” (Matthew 22:37).
- Third, love is the greatest testimony. What is really going to make your community wake up and believe that your church is really the church of the Lord Jesus Christ? The size of your building? The way your lawn looks? The signage at the street? No. The way you love God and show love to others.
Nothing can motivate a lost sinner like the heartfelt love of Jesus Christ.
Love Worth Finding
From Pastor Dewey:
LOVE LOVE LOVE Like Jesus, Carry out The Great Commission, let us leave our walls and go into the streets……….let us be missionaries, go to the people, don’t wait for them to come to you……..go, go, go. New Mexico needs missionaries to go out and seek the lost souls in the love of Jesus. This is one of the reasons I love to travel New Mexico, making stops along the way to FBC in Reserve and on the way home and then during the week in Albuquerque. I love stopping in the Magdalena, Datil, Aragon, Glenwood, Alma and Quemado areas. Many of our friends call us here at FGGAM, missionaries! This effort has to be a sustain effort. I will mention Pastor Randall Floyd of the Assemblies of God in Clayton, NM. Under Pastor Randall’s leadership his Church reaches out to the communities surrounding Clayon, in New Mexico, Texas and Oklahoma. One of the ways the Church does this is to bring supplies to the schools. In Reserve, NM at the First Baptist Church reaches out into the community in supporting those in need, the poorest of the poor, no money for food or shelter. My prayer is that people, including the Churches in Albuquerque and Santa Fe don’t for get about rural New Mexico…..the smaller Churches, who are in need also. In rural New Mexico..I have walked in knee deep poverty.
LOVE LIKE JESUS!
So very sad………..We are praying for the students, teachers and parents…..ABQ Journal Story
It has become another a very disturbing week in Albuquerque with all the horrific violence.
UPDATED THURSDAY MORNING Nov. 21, 2019 at 4:48 am:
I am weeping this morning…….yesterday in rained here in Albuquerque……Perhaps God crying over the City…….
This is just so horrible, SETTING A HOMICIDE RECORD, the words are very disturbing! I prayed about a different headline……it just sounds so EVIL……… I beleive in my heart and soul that Mayor Kelly and Police Chief Mike Geier and their team are doing all they can and then some. As I have stated many times over the years it is a HEART ISSUE, hearts need to be given to Jesus! ABQ Journal Report
From Yesterday: Sharon and I are in deep mourning for the family, for the New Mexico State Police, for all of the people who live in Albuquerque.
It is 4 am Wednesday morning……it has started to rain…..tears from Heaven falling on Albuquerque…….
How do you report this story? First of all Albuquerque is very unsafe, we have to admit this! Satan is roaming the streets of Albuquerque and having his way with many, it is a horrible situation, with no end in sight to these murderous actions. Albuquerque is about to set a tragic, very tragic record for homicides. When I first heard this news I thought of my Sharon who leaves home early every morning for work, I am always out in the driveway with her and she leaves. I lay my hands on her and pray for her safety, I have done this for several years. I keep thinking about this lovely lady and her sons. Can you imagine? ABQ Journal Report
Our deep prayers of love are with the family and the New Mexico State Police.
At one point this year things got so bad that the Governor called in the State Police to patrol Albuquerque. This month the State Police were called into Belen to help the local police with violent crime. Many towns in New Mexico have a huge problem with violence in their communities.
I pray that the City of Albuquerque stops and mourns.
I have been in news on and off since 1979. I have never seen such a horrific situation as what is going on here in Albuquerque. Killing after killing, violent crime, robberies, assaults, children being murdered, abortions, drug addiction deaths, drunk driving deaths, cars stolen, homes and businesses being broken into, some repeatedly! We have a friend whose home was broken into 7 times, they moved to Arizona.
I get ask by my friends in Reserve to move there or to move back to my hometown of Windom, Minnesota. We would love to! But the Lord has us planted here for now. Sharon and I know God has us here in Albuquerque for His purpose. Many of our friends from out-of-state say that we are missionaries to this land here, God has us planted here to shine his light to one person at a time.
We are in a very dangerous situation here in Albuquerque, If you live here please take all precautions. We are not even safe in our own driveways. This horrible killing happened in a very nice neighborhood near us. Crime has no zip code.
This was the 71st homicide in Albuquerque this year, surpassing last year’s total of 69 homicides. The highest number in recent history was in 2017, when there were 72.
I have never lived in a town where people have told me directly that they don’t go to Albuquerque anymore because of all the violence. To hear that for the first time really hit me, but as time goes on, I understand. I visit widows who have nowhere to move to, they are afraid for their lives here in Albuquerque. TRUTH!
Just remember you cannot legislate morality, it is a heart issue. Hearts given to JESUS!
We are in a Spiritual crisis not only New Mexico but America, it is not a political crisis it is Spiritual warfare. We are a country now, where many have made politics their God. Sadly, people think politics will solve our problems, that is so very wrong. Politics is wrecking our Country. Politics in America is mired down in thick mud slop.
I mourn for the city of Albuquerque for what it has become, so very violent and life is not valued, either through shootings or abortion. Killing so many of God’s children.
This will not change until hearts are changed for Jesus. We must reach the lost.
Politics is not the answer, Jesus is………..
I have said for years that we are in deep trouble in this Country, that of course includes the Church. So many do not know God! I have called for the Church to carry out The Great Commission in the love of Jesus! America needs missionaries right here!!!!!!! The Church needs to get down to the business of God and not the business of man and politics. I say that politics has become a religion too many…..that is very, very sad! Too many worship politicians and not God. I asked this question last night of all of us: The WW II Generation is said to be our greatest generation ever! What will we be remembered for? The downfall of America? Now let is hear From Man of God Dr. Denison: