Hello everybody and good morning! Has been raining some but more is supposedly on the way.
Let's get to the devotion for today. I hope you went to church this past weekend. My hope is for these words to be "fuel for your tank" so you don't run low during the week.
God wants us to get to the center of our entire being. He wants to be FIRST in our lives. He is Jehovah God and His word says "He is a jealous God" (Deut. 6:15). We MUST NOT put other gods before Him. At times we tend to get slack and allow people and/or things to come before God. Some examples are: job, children, grandchildren, our pleasure, our body, our spouse, etc. Other things we have to guard against placing before God are cars, boats, sports, etc. If we are not careful, we can allow one or more of these to become our god and dictate our direction and how we react when hardships come our way. We should be living close to Jesus Christ as our Savior with His forgiveness of our sins and with His power to overcome our enemy (satan). God promises you and me life and a more abundant life!
Life doesn't always work out the way we think it should. God knows best! Trust Him and place Him first in your life. Start by welcoming the Holy Spirit into your life and into your day. Jesus is your Savior and Redeemer, God is His Father, and the Holy Spirit is the Helper/Comforter/Teacher that you need. God gives the Holy Spirit as a gift to help you in all things. We will talk more later on the gift of the Holy Spirit.
If you are struggling with health issues or problems such as drug addiction, alcohol addiction, abuse of any form, or things difficult to talk about, Jesus has THE answer. You must come to Him completely. It will not work to go only part way and hold part of you back. God calls this lukewarm and will spew it out. It must be "whole hog". Ask Him to forgive you. If you are sincere, He is quick to forgive. The harder part is YOU MUST FORGIVE YOURSELF! God wants this of you. You can (and must) trust Him completely.
Ask Him into your heart to change your heart, your mindset, and your ways. Next, confess His name as YOUR Savior. There are some things you will have to do. When you truly accept Jesus, you will know and be guided by the Holy Spirit. This will assist you in choosing right and avoiding wrong. May you be sanctified (set apart) through the blood of Jesus and daily by the Word of God. If you do not have access to His word (bible), let me know and I'll see that you get one. Reading and hearing His word is vital to our Christian walk. If you make the crucial choice to receive Jesus as your Savior, please let me know. I want to rejoice along with the Angels in Heaven over a soul being saved into eternal life. It does not matter how old or young you are, where you are at or where you come from. It only matters that you accept Him as your Savior and trust Him as your soon coming King!! Time is drawing shorter than we think or know. No one should continue putting Him off. He is coming SOON!!
Faith and Believe----Mark 11:22-26
He Loves You!
Looking through the eyes of Jesus.
Ms. June's Recipes: Sister Strickland's Blueberry Cream Cheese Pie
1 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup sour cream
1 tsp vanilla extract
Combine ingredients. Beat at med. speed until smooth. Spread in a baked 9" pie shell (also good in graham cracker crust). Chill at least 1 hr.
Place 1 cup blueberries in a small saucepan: Mash with a potato masher or fork. Add 1/2 cup water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 3 mins. Remove from heat and strain. If necessary add more water to equal 1 cup.
Combine 1/2 cup sugar & 2 tlbsp cornstarch. Stir into berry liquid. Bring to a boil and stir in 1 tlbsp lemon juice. Cool.
Place 1 1/2-2 cups berries over cream cheese mixture. Pour glaze over top. Chill 2-3 hrs.