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Thought For Today - June 30 - Plead My Cause, O Lord !

Thought For Today - June 30 - Plead My Cause. O Lord !

 
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 Thought For Today -June 30
 Plead my cause, O Lord!

    "Plead my cause, O Lord, with them that strive with me: fight against them that fight against me. Take hold of shield and buckler, and stand up for mine help. Draw out also the spear, and stop the way against them that persecute me: say unto my soul, I am thy salvation. Let them be confounded and put to shame that seek after my soul; let them, be turned back and brought to confusion that devise my hurt. Let them be as the chaff before the wind: and let the angel of the Lord chase them. Let their way be dark and slippery: and let the angel of the Lord persecute them. For without cause have they hid for me their net in a pit which without cause they have digged for my soul. Let destruction come upon him at unawares; and let his net that he hath hid catch himself in that very destruction let him fall. And my soul shall be joyful in the Lord: it shall rejoice in his salvation." Psalm 35: 1-9
    When we have become Christians by being born again into the family of God, we immediately enter into a spiritual combat zone. We face principalities and powers in high places, enemies we never had to face before whose commander in chief is Satan.
    We must constantly draw from God our father, the strength and help to fight our enemies. Christ our captain will lead us to victory if we will dedicate ourselves to him and trust him.


 Posted from the book - "Morning Thoughts And Meditations" - by Robert A. Searles  -available online at:

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Thought For Today - June 29 - At All Times !

Thought For Today - June 29 - At All Times !

 
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 Thought For Today - June 29
 At all times!

    Let his praise be continually in my mouth. "I will bless the Lord at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth." Psalm 34: 1
    At all times, when things are going well with us as well as when the times are not so good; In the valley as well as on the mountaintop; in times of famine, as well as in times of feasting; let his praise be continually in our mouth. God is always near us to save and protect, and comfort, and to bring us eventually to our desired safe haven.
    "Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, and the people whom he hath chosen for his inheritance." Psalm 33: 12
    "Behold the eye of the Lord is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy; to deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine; Our soul waiteth for the Lord; he is our help and our shield for our heart shall rejoice in him, because we have trusted in his holy name. Let thy mercy, O Lord be upon us according as we hope in thee." Psalm 33: 18-22.


 
  Posted from the book - "Morning Thoughts And Meditations" - by Robert A. Searles  -available online at:
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Thought For Today - June 28 - God Fixes Things !

Thought For Today - June 28 - God Fixes Things

 
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Thought For Today -June 28
 God fixes things!

    God, our heavenly father, is a kind, loving father who takes great delight in his redeemed children whom he has reconciled to himself by the precious blood of his only begotten, beloved son, the Lord Jesus Christ.
    If we have been fortunate enough to have had a loving, kind earthly father here on earth, we know that we can run to "daddy", as it were, when we are afraid or in trouble, and he will rescue us. When our toys are broken, he will fix them. When we are afraid of the dark night, he will go with us.
Even better than we have ever known on earth, our heavenly father loves us with an infinite love that cannot be equaled. He who formed us from the dust of the earth, and breathed into our nostrils his own breath of life, will never forsake us. He will be there when we slip and fall to lift us up and set us back on our feet again. He is more than willing to forgive our sins when we acknowledge and confess them to him and ask for his forgiveness.
    We make many mistakes in the course of our lifetime. We commit many sins; we go down wrong roads. Sometimes our lives are all but destroyed; our hearts are broken; our bodies are near destructions. But, God our father is there to fix them, and he does fix all things for us if we will allow him to. He can and will turn our mourning into dancing and rejoicing for his glory and honor.
    "Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing: thou hast put off my sack cloth, and girded me with gladness. to the end that my glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever." Psalm 30: 11,12.

  Posted from the book - "Morning Thoughts And Meditations" - by Robert A. Searles  -available online at:
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Thought For Today - June 27 - Have You Called Unto God This Morning ?

Thought For Today - June 27 - Hav e You Called Unto God This Morning ?

 
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Thought For Today - June 27
 Have you called unto God this morning?

"    Unto thee will I cry, O Lord my rock; be not silent to me, lest, if thou be silent to me, I become like them that go down into the pit. Hear the voice of my supplication, when I cry unto thee, when I lift up my hands toward thy holy oracle. Draw me not away with the wicked, and with the workers of iniquity, which speak peace to their neighbors, but mischief is in their hearts." Psalm 28: 1-3.
    We need to hear from God each and every morning so that we might know the road we should travel on that particular day. If we do not fellowship with God each morning through prayer and meditation in his word, we tend to be drawn away with the wicked and workers of iniquity. If we do not hear from God ,we fall into a pit of despair and depression. When we do not regard the word of God; when we do not seek him the first thing in the morning, and give him praise and thanksgiving for all that he does for us, and all the good things in our lives; our blessings diminish and we become spiritually destitute.
    The light is always burning in God's window, as it were, to lead us safely home. His arms are open wide to welcome and receive us back into fellowship with him, and give us the assurance of his love and protection for us.
    "The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him." Psalm 28: 7.


 Posted from the book - "Morning Thoughts And Meditations" - by Robert A. Searles  -available online at:
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Thought For Today - June 26 - Wait On The Lord !

Thought For Today - June 26 -Wait On The Lord !

 
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Thought For Today - June 26
 Wait on the Lord.

    "Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait I say on the Lord." Psalm 27: 14.
    One of the most difficult lessons we must learn as the children of God is to realize that God's ways are not our ways, and God's timing is not our timing. We want things, and we want them now, and even yesterday, if that were possible. God has told us in his word that whatsoever things we have need of , to ask of him and he will provide them for us as he sees fit. God knows and sees the end from the beginning, and the beginning from the end, and he knows what is best for us, and the right time for answering our petitions.
    We know that God will not withhold any good thing from us if it will profit us and bring glory to himself. When we have learned this lesson to wait patiently for God to fulfill his purposes in our lives, then we have great peace and contentment in knowing that however long it takes, God will come to our rescue and meet all our needs.


   Posted from the book - "Morning Thoughts And Meditations" - by Robert A. Searles  -available online at:
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Thought For Today - June 25 - He Will Swallow Up Death In Victory !

Thought for today - June 25 - He Will Swallow Up Death In Victory !

 
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Thought For Today - June 25
  He will swallow up death in victory!

    What a wonderful promise and consolation we have from God our father through the Lord Jesus Christ that: "He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord God will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall be taken away from off all the earth: for the Lord hath spoken it." Isaiah 25: 8-9
    The day will come when God will completely fulfill this promise when our Lord and savior Jesus Christ returns to earth to claim his throne. He is the righteous king to whom all creation belongs. When he comes, death will be abolished, and the sting of death swallowed up in victory. There will be no more need for tears, for in his reign and kingdom there will be no sorrow. His people will no longer be looked upon as the down trodden and outcast of the earth. On the contrary, they will rule and reign with him forever.
    "And it shall be said in that day, Lo, this is our God. We have waited for him, and he will save us: this is the Lord, we have waited for him, we will be glad and rejoice in his salvation." Isaiah 25:9
    Those of us who have called upon the Lord Jesus Christ to save us have the witness of the Holy Spirit within us which cause us to rejoice in our salvation. We know that all of God's promises are true. We wait patiently and longingly for the great day of the Lord to come, and for Jesus to be crowned King of kings and Lord of lords.
Come quickly, Lord Jesus!


  Posted from the book - "Morning Thoughts And Meditations" - by Robert A. Searles  -available online at:
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Thought For Today - June 24 - the Lord Is My Shepherd !

Thought For Today - June 24 - The Lord Is My Shepherd !

 
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 Thought For Today - June 24
 The Lord is my shepherd.

    "The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever." Psalm 23: 1-6.
    Sheep. for the most part, are helpless creatures and have no effective defense against predators and their enemies. Whatever sheep want or have need of they are provided for by their shepherd. If their shepherd is a good one, the sheep lack nothing and are content to lie down with confidence that they are being cared for.
    David, the psalmist, likens himself to sheep, and praises God that he has the confidence in God, his shepherd, that even in the midst of war and turmoil and danger, his shepherd will go before him and prepare a way for him, and spread a table for him in the presence of his enemies. The good shepherd will find the green pastures, and the still waters, and the safe places.
    We too are God's workmanship and the sheep of his pasture. We are born into a world of dark shadows. The shadow of death haunts us from the cradle to the grave. Everywhere we go we see the shadow of death. We see it in the vegetation; we see it in the animal world; we do not have to go far to see something that has died, and we are reminded that we too face the same fate. We also are reminded that our shepherd will see us through from the cradle to the grave, from birth to death, no matter how soon or how late that may be. If we, his sheep, follow our shepherd we have no reason to fear either life or death.
Those who have not received Christ as their savior, and follow him as their shepherd are lost sheep and are wanderers in a hostile world of darkness and the shadow of death, and unless they bow their knees to him and confess that they, by nature are lost sinners, and ask him to save them, have every good reason to fear. The lost as well as the saved walk through the valley of the shadow of death every day. The saved have the confidence and assurance that their shepherd will lead them safely home through the valley of the shadow of death, whereas ,the lost will be swallowed up in death and cast into hell.
    Are you saved and a sheep with a shepherd, or are you a lost wandering sheep? Only you can answer that question.


 Posted from the book - "Morning Thoughts And Meditations" - by Robert A. Searles  -available online at:
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Thought For Today - June 23 - Does God Forget Us ?

Thought For Today - June 23 - Does God Forget Us ?

 
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Thought For Today - June 23
  Does God forget us?

Read Psalm 22: 1-31.

"    My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken Me? Why art thou so far from helping me, and from the words of my roaring? O my God, I cry in the daytime, but thou hearest not; and in the night season, and am not silent. But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel. Our fathers trusted in thee: they trusted, and thou didst deliver them." Psalm 22: 1-4.
    Even as David prayed and wondered why it was that it seemed that God had forsaken him in his times of great distress, we sometimes pose the same question.
This prayer of David was a forerunner of the prayer of Christ when he was hanging on the cross. In his humanity he cried out: "My God, My God, why hast thou forsaken me?".
    When we are in pain or troubles, and it seems that no help comes, does it not seem that God has forsaken us? In these times of darkness and desperation we must keep trusting and believing God and we shall be delivered.
    God delivered David from the hand of Saul and made him a great king, and God delivered his own son, the Lord Jesus Christ from the power of the grave, and gave him power over death for all of us. So, even in darkness we must keep our faith in the promises of God and continue to live in the light of his word, and be assured that we will be delivered.


Posted from the book - "Morning Thoughts And Meditations" - by Robert A. Searles  -available online at:
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Thought For Today - June 22 - Rejoice greatly In Our Salvation !

Thought For Today - June 22 - Rejoice Greatly In Our Salvation !

 
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Thought For Today -June 22
 Rejoice greatly in our salvation.

"The king shall joy in thy strength, O Lord, and in thy salvation how greatly shall he rejoice!"
We ought to rejoice greatly in our salvation. Let us meditate on the strength and power of God our father. Consider his holiness ,and think of what it means for us to be saved from his righteous wrath and judgment. If we were to receive that which we deserve based upon our own righteousness and merits, we would find ourselves in the deepest hell. But God loves us from the beginning, and gave himself for us so that we might escape his judgment, and be given an inheritance in his household. For this we ought to greatly rejoice.
"Thou hast given him his heart's desire, and hast not withholden the request of his lips." Psalm 21: 2.
Let us also consider our position in the household of God our father. As his redeemed children, we can come boldly to his throne of grace and make our desires known to him, and he always gives to us whatever he sees will be best for us, for our good and his glory. When we ask, we receive, and he grants the desires of our heart.
"For thou preventest him with the blessing of goodness: thou set a crown of pure gold on his head: he asked life of thee, and thou gave it him, even length of days for ever and ever." Psalm 21:3,4
God daily goes before us and pours out his blessing upon us in ways that we do not understand. His mercy is great, and his salvation is free.
For all these reasons we ought always rejoice and give God the praise.
Thank you Lord!

Posted from the book - "Morning Thoughts And Meditations" - by Robert A. Searles  -available online at:
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Thought For Today - June 21 - Sweetest Name I Know !

Thought For Today - June 21 Sweetest Name I Know !

 
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 Thought For Today - June 21
  Sweetest name I know!

    "Jesus! Jesus! Jesus! sweetest name I know,", as the song writer has said: "fills my every longing, keeps me singing as I go".
Think of all that Jesus is, and means to us: He is our God - The creator of us all. "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made." John 1: 1-3.
    He is our savior - our sin substitute. He who knew no sin was made sin for us, and died in our place so that we sinners might be justified and stand righteous before God.
    He is our high priest - He is in the presence of God, the father, always pleading our cause and offering his own blood on our behalf as a sacrifice for us.
He is our advocate - our lawyer in heaven.
    He is our closest relative - our elder brother.
    He is our personal physician - "Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases. Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with loving kindness and tender mercies: who satisfieth thy mouth with good things: so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's." Psalm 103: 1-5.
    He is our best friend - A friend that sticketh closer than a brother. A friend in need is a friend indeed.
    He is our comforter in times of trouble, and distress and great need.
    He is our tour guide to Heaven. "I am the way, the truth, and the life, no man cometh unto the father but by me," Jesus said.
    Jesus is all these things to us and much more. Blessed be his holy name. Could we ever love him and serve him too much for all that he is, and has done for us? I think not.


Posted from the book - "Morning Thoughts And Meditations" - by Robert A. Searles  -available online at:
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