Dear readers, Be patient with me. It is always hard to hit publish, but it’s faith! Press on!
It seems like it has been a while since I have sat down to write for you, but I trust you are doing well in the Lord.
Can I chime in with what you are growing in to share some of what the Lord has revealed to me recently?
Today’s Verse is about Truth. There is also a verse about way. And about life.
Can we dive in and open our minds to see that God always is willing to give us a new perspective to overcome the troubles we face in this world.
And ye shall KNOW the truth, and the truth shall MAKE you free.John 8:32 KJV
It’s not just any truth: God’s Word is The Truth.
It’s not just any way: God’s Word is The Way.
It’s not just any life: God’s Word is The Life.
It’s not just any book: God’s Word is His Son and His life is written for us to come to know God. The Written and the Living Word always agree with God, because all life belongs to Him!
It’s not just any life: God’s Word is in Relationship with our Father God through and by The Son, whom God gave to save us from our self-destruction.
It’s not just any trouble: God’s Word tells us about troubles that come to us, why and how to overcome. “Do not let your heart be troubled, Believe in God and Believe also in Jesus.”
So welcome to Hope in Today Ministries, Inc.
Daily Devotion to God’s Holy Word
To be Made Free is the Title God has 1st revealed to me.
To Be Made Free in Jesus, Speak His Name, By Karen Rowe
My name is Karen Rowe, and this is the story of my Life with God: Following Jesus is everything!
I do my best to listen to God and it seems God always brews a fresh cup just for you!
I suppose it is because I used to write Daily for Dewey’s Daily Cup. And, I am happy to do this for my friend and happy to write for you. Yet, I do what I hear and believe God says to do. This agrees with the Spirit living in me. I hope this is a blessing to you!
This may be short, but packed: Seek ye 1st the Kingdom of God AND HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS …. And … all these things shall be added unto you.
Jesus tells us why the enemy comes and why he come.
Here’s the story for you, as I am hearing as the Lord bring back to my memory as write for you.
Rob and I were standing outside in the yard looking at our final house project. Each were long, hard and grueling. This was the one Rob was really excited about the transformation to come; and this was the final one for that revelation God put on Robert’s heart to complete before he went on to be with the Lord in Complete Healing of no more troubles like you and I are still vulnerable to face today.
But we have the same Jesus! Same God! And Same Holy Spirit to overcome all things that come against us! Troubles will come! BUT, in Christ, we have a choice NOT to let the troubles come into our heart / into our mind / or into our speech.
After just a breath of finishing the previous house, which was intensive – and mind you Robert was very sick through this house; and to be honest all of them, but he never complained. We stood in the yard that evening preparing to begin work! We stood together inspired to begin the house he really wanted to see complete. The last one. And, he did!
I remember clearly – and this should paint a picture for you of anything you will every face in your life; that when we face anything with God, we don’t look at it the same! Not in the same way as the world. We look at things differently, and because of God with us, everything is different for us who follow Jesus! And, people don’t alway understand we are really okay. People want to feel sorry for us, but they just don’t know yet ….
Faith has to grow in levels; and not everyone is on the same level as you might be on … It depends on how much we have already experienced Jesus help us overcome – Thru and BY our faith in Him.
Faith must grow to increase! And, troubles come to hurt us, but God uses them to increase our faith which helps us!
Most people don’t want to endure, but I believe you do, or you would not be reading this today. You have what it takes: Faith in Jesus and Jesus is your faith!
Faith is enough! And God’s enough is exceedingly and abundantly more that we can think or imagine.
Side NOTE: Establish your faith, before people tell you their opinion. SEE Proverbs 16:3 & check out the AMPC Version for that particular Scripture!
When you receive this you will never be the same!
Continuing on….In other words, I remember standing in the front yard of that last house ready and willing and excited to begin work again! Refreshed! is a good word in this situation, because we just took a breath of rest and pressed on … next to next until God’s will was seen done by our faith!
I stood there excited and full of strength to do the work alongside my husband.
This is where the shift happened, but it was only an opportunity to learn and grow in our faith! But it didn’t feel like it; and i didn’t even see it coming! Faith … And, Today I am sharing this with you!
The neighbor come over and with her head low, she said to us, “Oh, (with a sign), I feel so sorry for you guys, because I used to live here and this house is a mess and in really bad shape.” I looked at her and said, “Don’t feel sorry for us, this is what we do.”
Later, a tree fell on a different house – the house we just finished to get there to the next house, so again, we are doing 2 by 2 and 3 by 3, and troubles were all around us – And Rob was going to serious medical treatments the entire time. So, we were also dealing with the emotions along with raising our children and running a business full time.
Arriving at the next location, I asked Alex in the street as we discussed a plan for a shared fallen tree as I told him the story of the neighbor who said that to us. I added, “Alex, I was so ready and strong, but that thought worked on me. 2 weeks later, I was dreading the thought of working on that house!
Alex said something I will never forget! And I am happy to share this with you to encourage you today like Alex encouraged me!
And this is the encouragement that I feel lead by the Lord to share with you today.
Alex said, “Karen, you and Rob stood in the yard looking at that house with God. You knew you were not alone. You knew God was with you.”
This encouragement is for you today!
Whatever it is you face, like the 3 Hebrew Boys faced that Firey furnace AND walked out of that same furnace that killed others that even come near it, if you believe on Jesus and trust God in whom He made Jesus to be for you, Jesus is already in that trouble waiting to help you even before you face the fire! Jesus is there for you!
Speak JESUS to your situation! Faith is Actively Speaking Jesus Name with Action (after you get God’s method and according to His Word) knowing Jesus is everything to us!
If you don’t know Jesus as your Savior, Lord and Friend … and the closer I grow to God in Christ, Jesus is also a brother, as we become a Child of God in our knowledge of our true Identity in Christ Jesus to God too! Jesus makes us Family! And God will be there for you too!
You see that neighbor felt sorry for us, because she looked at the house in ALL she could not do by herself. But when we have Jesus in our heart, we look at the same house, but we look at the troubles differently. In Christ, we can / should learn to know we are not alone! God is with us!
God for us, with us and in us makes all the difference to us in this world!
And for those around us! We can talk more about this, but we go through troubles to be delivered so that we can be a help to others in the same trouble. That’s how Alex could help me and how I can share also with you.
Jesus went through all troubles for us and this is why we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us!
It makes a difference to love God and know God loves us. Jesus is truly the Way, The Truth and the Life!
So be encouraged! Just talk to your self about Jesus – ALOT!
And this: God has gone before you. He will help you overcome all obstacles with him! However, God won’t do for us that thing that He already has enabled us to do for ourselves! This is good! Because this is Faith! Jesus is our faith; and Jesus is the life in that seed of Faith! Do you believe on Jesus? Then you have the Life of God living in you.
We must learn how to activate our faith believing God! And take a step with God! Except for our step WITH HIM, God has done everything else for us!
So, you see why it is important to get God’s Word when we are in troubles? So we can know the Mind of God and God will give us instruction and a method. But we will have to endure, surrender, humbles ourselves from pride to please and honor God. But remember meekness is not weakness: Strength under control to love in the unlovable situations; and to learn to walk away, but still pray! I need to stop there…. God will fill in the blanks….
Just a word of caution, we don’t make God’s Word fit our situation. We seek understanding in God’s Word to go through and to overcome with Victory in Jesus and honor to our God, as His Child would do. And’s God’s Word will reveal things to you about God that will amaze you how much He loves the world; but won’t tolerate / participate in evil.
Deliverance of self is why we are here! Deliverance in Jesus the Christ, the Son of the Living God.
If you seek God 1st, walk by faith, trust in God and follow Jesus, the way, the truth and the life, you will discover a terrific relationship with our Almighty God.
In other words, how can we learn to trust God, if we doubt Him when we can’t see? Paralyzed in fear will stop our faith from seeing the potential we have in Jesus. His word is our vision / His Eyes directing our Way! He will lead, guide and protect us. And He will wrap us in His arms with ultimate love, power and devotion that is in His very Presence! God is with us. God is with you!
He understands fear and tells us where fear comes from. God did not give us a spirit of fear, but ONE (HIS holy spirit) of power, of love and of a sound mind …. please help me with this verse, I feel like I am missing a characteristic of God that is important.
The more opportunity we have to trust God the more we can grow.
if you are dreading anything today, I encourage you to Praise God for the Deliverance you don’t even know that God can bring to you that will help you know God even more! Nearer to God is beautiful and deliverence must happen to continue to grow to our full potential in Christ Jesus.
I am determined to know nothing, but God! And Jesus never lets me fall. Even when / or if I make a mistake by my faith trusting God …. for example, I am writing this for you today by my faith …. even if some don’t get it – Somebody might be blessed by something here! God will work all things together for the good to them that love God; according to the purpose in which we are called, which is to be transformed into the image of His Son, Jesus, by the same power in the Resurrected Christ!
For example, I am tired today guys, and didn’t get to the work I wanted to, because other work sits me down at the computer. So, before I leave writing for you today, would you help me by your faith?
See? Normally, and I believe it is important to validate our words by the Word of God – Specifically by the Bible Address and word for word validation.
If you can, will you do a part to help and perhaps, you could share the actual Bible Verses for all of us including the Bible Address, Chapter and the Verse with me and all the other readers too (if there is a comment section?).
I will return to read and proof this for any mistakes as the Lord provides time and reveals to me. Meanwhile, will you also have patience and kindness toward me. I look forward to hearing your comments!
In Closing: We have 2 that live in us if we are Reborn spiritually.
- The old wicked and sinful nature that Jesus proved we can overcome with God.
- The new Reborn Spirit of Life with God from our Living God that by Jesus, His atonement has made a Place presentable for God live in our heart as a permanent home in us, because of what Jesus did & because we believed God’s Word in Spirit and Truth.
Our old nature must decrease to make more room for God to increase.
PS: There are temporary healings on earth as it is in Heaven. But one day, we all will have to pray, Lord give me the strenght to accept your will. When we trust God 100%, we will see Him face to face where there is Complete healing with Jesus in the next life of Life eternal … which is to know God and to know His Son, Jesus, who God did send for you, for me and for the world.
Be Light – If you Have the Light.
Let’s get through this Vapor of Life God calls Today stronger in our faith each day in Jesus Name; and help others get to God too, because there is a forevermore too. Hell can be on earth as it is in hell; and heaven can be on earth as it is in Heaven. It’s all real. Speak the name of Jesus to your faith. Faith is Jesus … Walk in Faith. If we live by the Spirit, walk in the Spirit.
The Holy Spirit knows God …
This is the message I believe is good for someone today.
It’s my faith believing the Voice I hear dictating my words is Jesus. But don’t blame Jesus if you see me make a mistake, watch me. God will bless faith, even when we might make a mistake in our discernment. Because God looks at and knows our heart. Look to Jesus not to me, is the last thing I hear to say.
God wants you to know that He knows you and that He loves you. He is near to you! Mercy and Grace are with you! Call on God in Jesus Name and pray a simple prayer to God in Jesus Name kind of like this:
I don’t want to live separated from you on my own. I don’t want to do anything alone. I can’t forgive myself without Jesus and I want what Jesus died to give me! I want to be in a relationship with you God. Dear Jesus, I have sinned, please forgive me for all that I have done, in knowing and in not. Come in my heart and help me to become more like you Jesus. I want to honor God and make God proud. Wow! Jesus, God really loves me! Thank you, Jesus, for saving me.
Our soul needs restored: Feed the Reborn you the Word of God.
If you continue to feed the old weak nature of sinful self, you will not grow in Christ.
If you feed your new saved Idenity more & more of the WORD, Living Christ Jesus, you will grow in His Nature, and be delivered from guilt, shame, fear, worries, doubt, impossible(s) ….
Jesus saves us to go to the New Heaven and the Earth, but are you living with Him today? On earth as it is in heaven. Or, like hell on earth. How are your surviving in this world? Lord Jesus speak God’s Truth and Love to the one reading this, we can know your Voice. Lord Jesus reveal yourself to the one who needs you and is reading this; and to the one we are praying for we don’t even know. Help the one reading this to discern the voice of the enemy that is trying to steal, kill and destroy them and know and choose the Voice of the one who come so that In Jesus we can have life and have life to the ful, which is with God.