Showing posts with label devotional. Show all posts
Showing posts with label devotional. Show all posts

Monday, February 1, 2016

Devotional: Sow in Tears; Reap in Joy - DEREK PRINCE MINISTRIES


February 1, 2016

Sow in Tears; Reap in Joy

Psalm 126:5–6
Those who sow in tears will reap with songs of joy. He who goes out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with him.     NIV

     The Bible is so accurate, so faithful to life. It doesn’t give us a rosy, false picture of what life is like. It shows us both the dark and the light, the evil and the good, the hard and the enjoyable, the bitter and the sweet.

     And it says that, in effect, if we want to reap we are going to have to sow. That’s a law of life; it’s a law of the universe. It says that sowing will be done with tears, but reaping will come with joy. That’s faith, you see. You’ve got to go out with your seed even in tears, to scatter the seed and be willing to wait, and to wait upon God and let Him bring forth the harvest which He’s promised. But the promise is so beautiful, “He that goes out weeping carrying seed to sow will return with songs of joy carrying sheaves with him.”

     Let this be a message to you. If you are feeling discouraged, if you are feeling that somehow things aren’t going the way you want them to, that you are working and seeing so few and such indeterminate results, just be prepared to weep. But go on sowing, because God has promised that if you sow the good seed, even weeping, there’ll come a day when you’ll carry back your arms full of sheaves with songs of joy. Don’t be afraid to sow even in tears, you’ll reap with songs of joy.

—Derek Prince

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Monday, January 25, 2016

Derek Prince - Devotional: A Rushing Torrent - DEREK PRINCE MINISTRIES


January 25, 2016

A Rushing Torrent

Psalm 126:4
Restore our fortunes, O Lord, like the streams in the Negev.     NIV

     There’s a prayer from God’s people for restoration. The picture there is very vivid, if you’re familiar with the Negev. The word that’s translated “streams” in Arabic is a wadi. A wadi is something special that’s found mainly in the Middle East. It’s a riverbed, which is dry most of the year. You can see that water has flowed in it, but when rain has not fallen within a few days it dries up and you just have the evidence that water once flowed in it.

     And so God’s people there in that prayer view themselves like one of those dry riverbeds in the Negev, the desert of the south of Israel. But their prayer is that God will restore them like the streams in the Negev. Such a vivid picture, because at certain seasons when there’s rainfall in the Negev it comes copiously, abundantly, and in a few hours what was a dry riverbed is transformed into an overflowing, torrential stream that sweeps everything before it, sometimes washing away bridges, even causing serious accidents, washing cars away so that where just a few hours previously there was nothing but dust and dryness, there’s a rushing torrent.

     And their inspired prayer is that God would restore His people like that stream in the Negev – that though we’ve been dry and dusty without much evidence of water, suddenly God is going to visit us and send such a visitation of His Spirit that it will be like a rushing torrent that will sweep all obstacles before it.

—Derek Prince

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Website: Derek Prince Ministries - USA

Monday, December 21, 2015

FREE Amazing Israel Devotional ✡ "Head of the Months" - JERUSALEM365

This month shall be to you the head of the months; to you it shall be the first of the months of the year.

EXODUS (12:2)

הַחֹדֶשׁ הַזֶּה לָכֶם רֹאשׁ חֳדָשִׁים רִאשׁוֹן הוּא לָכֶם לְחָדְשֵׁי הַשָּׁנָה

שמות יב:ב

ha-kho-desh ha-ze la-khem rosh kho-da-sheem ri-shon hu la-khem l'-khad-shay ha-sha-na

Jerusalem Inspiration

We know that the Jewish New Year begins with the Hebrew month of Tishrei in the fall, so why does today's verse refer to the month of Nissan, in the spring, as the first month of the year?  We learn from this am important lesson about starting anew.  In Judaism, there are multiple new years; the new year with regards to creation, the historical new year of the nation, and the agricultural new year.  The civil new year is fast approaching, Order your own 2016 Israel calendar and receive a fantastic devotional book absolutely FREE.

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Even before the Jews received the Torah at Mount Sinai, all of mankind accepted the Seven Noahide Laws. Today, the Noahide movement is dedicated to observing these seven universal laws. It is growing and making a unique contribution to bringing redemption in many different ways.

Book: "Daily Life in Biblical Times"

Explore difficult biblical concepts in "Daily Life in Biblical Times" which tries to paint a real portrait of ancient history for our generation. Author Dr. Liora Ravid is a native Israeli, and has shared the language and landscape of the biblical characters throughout her life. In each chapter, she escorts the reader on a visit to their homeland. This insightful and witty book presents a realistic picture of the daily lives of the heroes who have accompanied us for thousands of years. Paperback, 468 pages

Jerusalem Daily Photo

Today's vibrant photo by Boruch Len shows flower picking in the Elah Valley. This beautiful area of Israel, west of Jerusalem, is rich with histoy and is where David fought Goliath.

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Today's Scenes and Inspiration is sponsored by Bozena Gawor of Chicago, Illinois. Todah rabah!

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Friday, November 29, 2013

John G. Elliott - "The Divine Order"

John G. Elliott  
Weekly Devotional
  #261 | November 26, 2013|

Your attitude reveals your heart and your heart reveals you.

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The Divine Order 

“As in water face reflects face, so the heart of man reflects man” (Proverbs 27:19)

Attitude is a door opener. Attitude is a door closer. Attitude can clear a path through a host of obstacles or attitude can construct obstacles that shut down the ablest of souls. One noted Bible teacher actually said “Attitude is everything.”

People are drawn to a person who radiates a positive, healthy frame of mind. Opportunities seem to gravitate toward people who maintain a vibrant mind-set. Hopefulness is an attitude that springs from the well of faith. Disciples who maintain hopefulness have taken a firm grip on Scriptures such as“God causes all things to work together for good. . .” (Romans 8:28). They learn to anticipate “good” coming out of any situation. They are not afraid of the future because they “see” the good Lord God having gone on before them and working on the completion of an overall design.

What you believe determines what you see. Not the other way around. Faith is the “seeing-power” behind the “eyes of the heart” (Ephesians 1:18). The Apostle Thomas was awarded the infamous title of Doubting Thomas because he got it backwards. “Unless I see. . . I will not believe it” (John 20:25).Thomas did not yet understand that first you must “see” before you can see. This is the Divine Order. Our Master put it this way, “Believe and you will see” (John ). To believe is to see with the heart. Then, and only then, do we taste the delicious fruit that faith produces.

The Divine Order does not pose a problem for the student of science or the person who considers themselves “logical.” The “natural” eye, even when aided by all manner of devices and technology that increase the accuracy of observation, is still a very limited form of perception. The person who seeks to understand the vast spectrum of life in this universe solely or primarily through scientific observation, is uniquely myopic and seriously limited. Such an approach accumulates data but is ill-equipped to determine meaning and purpose.

The Word of God is the true optic nerve behind “sight”. The maturing pilgrim can enter into a situation where everything they see with the natural eye speaks of impossibility, defeat and hopelessness; yet they cling to the Word and thus are enabled to “see” what most people cannot. Some might call this “positive thinking” – and it is undoubtedly so – faith will always look for the God-side of things – the One Who is the most forward-thinking and positive Being in the universe.

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Editor's Note: John is a good friend. He led many of our conferences in Charlotte, NC back in the 1990's. We love his music too!  

Steve Martin, Love For His People

P.S. And he likes sushi too!