Cheerfully Answering

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“For we have found this man a plague, a creator of dissension among all the Jews throughout the world, and a ring leader of the sect of the Nazarenes.”  Acts 24:5 NKJV
“He even tried to profane the temple, and we seized him, and wanted to judge him according to our law.”  Acts 24:6 NKJV

After this, Paul cheerfully answered for himself, unafraid of their lies. (Acts 24:10-21)

Thank You, Lord, for being our Judge so that we need not fear lies and accusations made against us.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

The Judge we
come before

has known us
all our years

and no lie
or weapon formed

shall stand up –
we need not fear.

God  bless you as you cheerfully come before Him today!

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Of Good Cheer

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“But the following night the Lord stood by him and said, ‘Be of good cheer, Paul; for as you have testified for Me in Jerusalem, so you must also bear witness at Rome.’ ”  Acts 23:11 NKJV

Paul had been brought into the barracks and detained.

Thank You, Lord, for being with us and helping us see our circumstances differently.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

I am
with you

so be of
good cheer

for you will
bear witness

so others
can hear.

God bless you as you are of good cheer today!

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Chosen

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“Then he said, ‘The God of our fathers has chosen you that you should know His will, and see the Just One, and hear the Voice of His mouth.'” Acts 22:14 NKJV
“For you will be His witness to all men of what you have seen and heard.”  Acts 22:15 NKJV

He chose us too.

Thank You, Lord, for letting us see You and hear You and know Your will. And here’s a simple poem . . .

There are reasons
beyond salvation
for why He chose us
to be His

for we will know Him
hear and see Him
and become
His witnesses.

God bless you as you witness to what you have seen and heard today.

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His Will Be Done

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“Then Paul answered, ‘What do you mean by weeping and breaking my heart? For I am ready not only to be bound, but also to die at Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus.” Acts 21:13 NKJV
“So when he would not be persuaded, we ceased, saying, ‘The will of the Lord be done.’ ”  Acts 21:24 NKJV

We would not always choose the path God does for ourselves or our loved ones.

Thank You, Lord, for the plans You have for each of us, that will bring glory to Your name.  And here is a simple poem . . .

When I think I know
where something’s headed
and none of it
looks good to me

I remember God’s will
to rejoice and give thanks
to trust Him more
and pray constantly.

God bless you as you are found ready to do His will!  

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With Joy

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” . . .the Holy Spirit testifies in every city, saying that chains and tribulations await me.” Acts 20:23 NKJV
“But none of these things move me; nor do I count my life dear to myself, so that I may finish my race with joy, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.”  Acts 20:24 NKJV

The joy of the Lord is our strength.

Thank You, Lord, for giving us the strength to finish the race with joy.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

Trials, troubles
and tribulations
lie ahead
for each of us

but can never
remove the joy
of testifying
unto Jesus.

God bless you with joy as you testify to the gospel of His grace.

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There Is A Holy Spirit

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“And it happened,while Apollos was at Corinth, that Paul having passed through the upper regions, came to Ephesus. And finding some disciples
he said to them, ‘Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?’ And they said to him, ‘We have not so much as heard whether there is a Holy Spirit.’ ”  Acts 19:1-2 NKJV

There are other ‘spirits’ , but only one Holy Spirit.

Thank You, Lord , for Your Holy Spirit. And here is a simple poem . . .

There is
a Holy Spirit

who always
testifies

to the
glory of God

and His Son
Jesus Christ.

God bless you with His Holy Spirit!

 

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Reasoning

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“And he reasoned in the synagogue every Sabbath, and persuaded both Jews and Greeks.”  Acts 18:4 NKJV

We have to be reasonable in order to reason.

Thank You, Lord, for giving us every reason to believe You and persuade others to as well.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

Lord, help us
reason
and patiently
persuade

as we
testify
that You are
the Way.

God bless you as you reason with others today!

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In Him

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” . . .for in Him we live and move and have our being . . .”  Acts 17:28 NKJV

I need Jesus for everything, all the time.

Thank You, Lord, for being our all in all. And here’s a simple poem . . .

In You
we move and breathe

in You
we are

we need You
for everything

You are the key
to all.

God bless you as you live and move in Him today!

 

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Listening

 

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“But at midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them.” Acts 16:25 NKJV

What a wonderful thing to hear while in prison.

Thank You, Lord, for helping us pray and praise during our hardest times.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

Some are watching
some are listening
some are desperate
to know

who is this God
that we pray to
and why do we
love Him so.

God bless you as you pray today!

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Through His Grace

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“Now therefore, why do you test God by putting a yoke on the neck of the disciples which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear?”  Acts 15:10 NKJV
“But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved in the same manner as they.”  Acts 15:11 NKJV

Only Jesus saves.

Thank You, Lord, for Your saving grace.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

No more burdens
must we bear

from heavy yokes
we are spared

for now we trust
and have faith

that only by Jesus
are we saved.

God bless you and save you today!

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