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But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. James 1:22 AMP

The Seeds of Promise Devotional Series

Writing On The Heart Table

And He has put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many shall see and fear (revere and worship) and put their trust and confident reliance in the Lord. Psalm 40:3 | Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) is he who considers the weak and the poor; the Lord will deliver him in the time of evil and trouble. The Lord will protect him and keep him alive; he shall be called blessed in the land; and You will not deliver him to the will of his enemies. Psalm 41:1-2 | As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God. Psalm 42:1 | O send out Your light and Your truth, let them lead me; let them bring me to Your holy hill and to Your dwelling. Psalm 43:3 AMP

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11th Psalms Book 91 Chapter 100  Writing On The Heart Table

Devotional Reading: Psalm 92, Psalm 93, Psalm 94, Psalm 95; Psalm 96; Psalm 97; Psalm 98; Psalm 99; Psalm 100; Psalm 119:11; Exodus 17

Memory Verses: O come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation. Psalm 95:1 | 1 O sing unto the LORD a new song: sing unto the LORD, all the earth. 2 Sing unto the LORD, bless his name; shew forth his salvation from day to day. Psalm 96:1-2 | Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee. Psalm 119:11

Scripture memory can help you through many trials. Sometimes, you may not have a Bible to read. But you can know in your soul that there is a God who can speak His words to you directly. And this is why we study and read and write the word: not for showmanship. It is a perpetual university at work. We are teaching and learning at once (as we remember what we hear and see and speak and do, more than what he said and she said).

Thy word have I hid in mine heart that I might not sin against thee. Psalm 119:11

One of the first scriptures taught to me was of course (John 3:16). But the one that carried me through most valleys was Psalm 100.

PSALM 100 – from memory

Make a joyful noise unto the Lord all ye lands. Serve the Lord with gladness. Come before His presence with Singing. Know ye that the Lord He is God. It is He that hath made us and not we ourselves. We are His people and the sheep of His pasture. Enter into His gates with thanksgiving; and enter His courts with praise. Be thankful unto Him and bless His name. For the Lord is good. His mercy is everlasting; and His truth endureth to all generations.

 PSALM 100 – cut & paste

1<> Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands. 2 Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing. 3 Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. 4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. 5 For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.

(I started to “say” [since the Spirit led are the Sons of God and their handiwork is His Spirit breathed – and since for those of us who are called to write, this is our “speech pattern”] something different on this topic. You just have to recognize that the Lord owns the message and the messenger.)

Age 23… I heard the Lord say, “Write the vision.” Since then collections of words have been an outpouring of His Spirit. There are some gifts received by asking. Those inherent gifts though, those shall we say “born in” power outlets are input by God at His choosing. It is a fascinating study to find the source of your gift and begin to understand its elements and how to use them.

In this day of minute to mastery, you can do all things through Christ (Phillippians 4:13) faster than ever! You have heard that you can’t do things instantly, or at least not quickly when it comes to serving God. Wrong. You can’t do all things instantly. The key word here is not the root “instant.” The major setback is (drum roll): Y O U.

The reason why some things are difficult to accomplish in a moment, is because as on we go through life, we learn about a little something called “reality” and how to be “practical” and “logical.”

Yet there are some things that the church can learn to do well, that don’t have to take all day (or three years). Sometimes the body gets bogged down with unnecessary things that hinder progress. Ususally, there is not a huge pile of needed changes that will make the difference between moving forward or moving the project to another “sitting” committee. Usually, the biggest problem is either one or both of these;

  • Someone’s pride: wrestling with getting the credit and not getting it done. Whose glory are we trying to prove? When we read, work out your own soul’s salvation, it does not mean that we have our name heralded before every good work in order for God to put a check mark in our service column so He will see that yep, “[name] deserves to make it in [to heaven].” Let go. The tight fist is holding back the blessing. Maybe God wants to simply free up your time for a higher calling..
  • Lack of information. If you don’t know that you can build a turn-key, editable website (for example) for less than fifty dollars per year (less than five dollars per month), then the “sitting committee” gets to sit on that project and incubate it year after year because, “it’s too expensive.”

We can not afford to be complacent. That’s the most expensive thing. God is calling for wisdom from those of us who should know better. We say to our children, “[Don’t do that because] You know better than that.”

Beloved, if God wants to free you, don’t drop anchor. (Being anchored in the Lord is not something that “holds you back.” The anchor of the Lord holds you to the Father, so you go where he leads. The “anchor” to avoid is the one that keeps you locked into a place outside of His will. This is the anchor you have to remove: even if it means your “cruise” is over.

God ordained help for His servants. When He said to know them that labour among you – it is so you can give honor to whom honor is due AND so you can help ensure there is no lack for the completion of the work that God ordained the laborer to do – especially those who watch for your soul.

When Moses’ hands were weary for his standing was not short and his days were not few; and his hands began to lower without the “helpers,” the battle began to sway to the enemy’s advantage. Yet when Aaron and Hur held up Moses’ arms; and so long as Moses’ hands were raised, the victory was as they say, “in the bag.”

God has more than one way of holding up the arms of Moses. Don’t get stuck on the method. Find the meaning and make the grade.

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