A Judah Jewel

Read Luke 1:31-41

Lord, I thank you that you’ve known us and ordained us; giving our lives purpose (Jer.29:11); I pray the Holy Spirit is identified to us everyday and guides us as He did Simeon (Luke 2:25-27). I pray a filling for the voids in our hearts and souls by the One who filled Zacharias (Luke 1:67) and Elizabeth (Luke 1:41); and I pray you trust us with a special gift to bless your people as you did in creating the baby in Mary’s womb (Luke 1:35).

Let the fullness of Thy Spirit
Fall upon us here this hour.
How we need a new anointing
Of the Holy Ghost and power. —Jarvis

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A Judah Jewel

Read John 14:27

Lord, I pray for peace in the lives of those who read these words. To be at peace with You, with others, and with themselves. You Word says that comes from You. Therefore, Lord, I pray that they have You every minute of every day of their lives. Please grant your people peace. Amen.

A Judah Jewel

Today read Romans 8:28 then 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 and remember “…Our greatest comfort in sorrow is to know that God is in control…”

What’s Next, Papa!?

In a meditation from Destined to Reign Devotional by Joseph Prince, the author offers an interesting topic for reflection. “Jesus Took Your Place So That You Can Take His.” In referencing Matthew 27:46 the author suggests at Calvary’s tree, Jesus addressed His Father as “God” for the first time; “Jesus lost that Father-Son relationship when He was representing you [and I] carrying your [our] sins at the cross so that today, you [we] can call God ‘Abba! Father!'”. It challenges the psyche to ponder the notion of Jesus losing His Father-Son relationship with His father, God. How can God ever turn His back on anyone, let alone His only son, Jesus?

When Jesus absorbed everything, he absorbed E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G. Our lies, cheating, painful and embarrassing secrets; even our curses and God’s anger and condemnation until God’s wrath was completely exhausted. When Jesus housed all that… stuff for us, He was at that moment too sinful for the very eyes of God to behold. Jesus took the wrap for us, so in our time of need, we can rest assured that “God will never leave us or forsake us!” (Hebrews 13:5 Msg.) That’s an awesome assurance isn’t it? God promises. He PROMISES to NEVER leave us or forsake us. Period.

Currently at Judah, we are in a series titled #Winning where our Sunday morning worship services and Tuesday night family bible studies are dedicated to discovering and learning to apply God’s Word to our lives in ways that remind us that as a result of God’s promises, the Word of God, we are winners. God has already laid the foundation for us, He’s already ordained and predestined us to succeed. He knows our future and what it holds. It is up to us to take what He has given us, read it, learn it, memorize it, and seal it in our hearts so in times of doubt and frustration we can be reminded that the battle is already won, we’re already #WINNERS.

As you think about this meditation, Remember “This resurrection life you received from God is not a timid, grave-tending life. It’s adventurously expectant, greeting God with a childlike “What’s next’s, Papa?” (Romans 8:15 Msg)

First Post ~ Sunday Recap

Scripture: 1 John 5:1-5
Title: “Things I Need To Know to #WIN”

We are currently in a series called #WINNING. This series is presenting weekly (Sundays) and gives insight on how we can, well, Win. Win at overcoming financial challenges like debt, past due bills, overdrawn bank accounts, and that elephant of an issue, tithing. Win at overcoming spiritual challenges like prayer, fasting, and faith. Win at setting goals for this New Year, not just mindless Resolutions.

Three very specific points can help you begin and continue to win. The first is Know [Your] Identity. The second is Know [Your] Enemy and the third is Know [Your] Victory.