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The Journey of Love and Commitment

THE JOURNEY OF LOVE AND COMMITMENT

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THE JOURNEY OF LOVE AND COMMITMENT FOR THE CAUSE OF JESUS CHRIST

By Shirley Rhodes

In Search of Peace:

Today, we set out on The Journey of Love and Commitment for the Cause of Jesus Christ, and if you are seen as “weird,” “strange,” or “indifferent,” it’s okay. If you are following the pattern Jesus has given, you’re on a journey that will take you beyond your wildest dreams, just remember, this journey is about love and commitment for the cause of Jesus Christ.

Now let us see how Jesus wants us to prepare for this journey, and we begin with:

When we follow the patterns of scripture, it says,  “teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts to wisdom Psalm 90:12.”

Now let us understand how the pattern of following Jesus on this JOURNEY works.  The things that are holy belong to God and are sacred (special, precious); we hold such gifts close to our hearts because they are blessed.

When we are chosen, we’re set apart from the things of this world; we come out of darkness and follow “the light” that is spirit. Unless we are willing to accept this gift of light we have no inner peace,

The Mystery of the forces of darkness (Photo by Shirley Rhodes)

nothing really satisfies the thirst for righteousness. When we wonder about in life, do we ponder the meaning of the many gifts before us and offer praise and thanksgiving or do we literally take life for-granted.  Sanctification sets us apart and instills our hearts and spirit with the desire to follow the pattern Jesus gave.

When we stop and read (learn) of his message and how it applies to our daily life, we process our thoughts and focus on what lies in front of us as the JOURNEY begins. God gave his Son so that we are able to share in his glory.

There are those who are always finding fault, pre-judging, accusing, doubting and giving their opinion of who we are and we allow those acts to influence how we live, but that do not have to be. Jesus made attempts, performed many miracles, gave us instruction for life, He was loving, patient and kind, yet there were (and are) so many who still prefer to wander in darkness than make the sacrifice to follow his pattern of teaching for life.  This is the generation that seek him Psalm 24:6

Jesus summed it all up this way when He said, “Whoever believes in me, believe not just in me, but the One who sent me. Whoever looks at me is in fact, looking at the One who sent me. I am Light that has come into the world so that all who believe in me won’t have to stay any longer in the dark. If anyone hears what I’m saying and doesn’t take it seriously, I don’t reject him. I didn’t come to reject the world; I came to save the world. Whoever puts me off, refusing to take in what I’m saying is willfully choosing rejection. The Father sent me, gave me orders, told me what to say and how to say it. I know exactly what his command produces, eternal life. What the Father told me, I tell you” (John 12:44-50, Mgs)

Then Jesus moves on and provides us with His greatest lesson of all times by teaching us to love thy neighbor as thy self:

The Joy of Loving one another

He didn’t just stop there, He went on to say, “Children, I’m with you for only a short time longer; let me give you a new command:  Love one another in the same way I loved you. When everyone sees the love you have for each other they will know that you are my disciples (34-35).

Whatever you request along the lines of which I am and what I am doing, I’ll do it. That’s how the Father will be seen for who he is in the Son. Whatever you request in this way I will do it. Because a loveless world, is a sightless world, if anyone loves me he will carefully keep my word and the Father will love him. The Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send at my request, will make everything plain to you.

Peace. I don’t leave you the way you’re used to being left—feeling abandoned bereft (23-28). If you find the godless world hating you, remember it got its’ start hating me. If you lived on the world’s terms, the world would love you as one of their own, but since I picked you to live on God’s terms and no longer on the world’s terms, the world is going to hate you (15:18-19). Fix this firmly in your minds: You’re going to be in deep mourning while the godless world throws a party. You’ll be very sad, but your sadness will develop into gladness (16:20). Your joy will be a river overflowing it’s banks”(24).

In closing, we encourage you to stay focus on the prize and keep in the forefront of your mind that, “THE JOURNEY OF LOVE AND COMMITMENT FOR THE CAUSE OF JESUS CHRIST is one that you have been chosen to participate in and enjoy all the fruits that God has provided for you along the way.  Love one another, He says, as I have loved you! Now enjoy the moment!  And He closes with, “I will be with you, even to the end of time.”  AMEN!

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Saturday Morning Devotional Prayer and Praise Service (Praise the Lord)

LET EVERYTHING THAT HAS BREATH PRAISE THE LORD

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My dear brothers and sisters we have entered into the Lord’s Sanctuary to lift him up in high praise and prayer and nothing shall stand in the way of my praises for the Lord on this day are any other day.  It is time to be bold with your praises, shout it out like never before, don’t be ashame to show the world that you love the Lord and enjoy praising him.  Sometimes you just got to get ugly with it and enjoy the moment.  If you really want to see how it is done watch this video clip right now…

 

When praises go up blessings come down, the Lord wants to pour out you a blessing right this very moment.  Open the windows to your heart and receive him, he is  knocking can’t you hear him, he has a blessing with your name on it, now jump up and shout glory, glory, hallelujah the Lord is good…praise 21

 

LET US PRAY:

Father we thank you in the name of your son Jesus for this opportunity to praise you, to bless your holy name and shout out to the World, we love you and will never ever stop praising you, for you are worthy of all our praises and we thank you in Jesus name, Amen!

Yes my brothers and sisters, this is truly your day of awakening, for the Lord has risen in your soul and has allowed the light of the day to shine bright upon your pathway, now just lift up your holy hands and give the Lord a big shout out.  Just say Thank You Lord, I Love you Lord and for me and my family we are going to praise you and keep on praising you.

We thank you for joining us this day in our Saturday Morning Devotional prayer and praise service and invite you to come back in a few hours as we get fired up for our Sunday Prayer Praise and Worship Service.

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How to harvest the power to heal your physical body (Lesson 3)

REPROGRAM YOUR MIND FOR GOOD HEALTH

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Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. (Romans 12:2 ESV)

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Believe in the Vision

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My dear brothers and sisters we want you to truly “Believe in the Vision that God has provided to you. In our Saturday’s service we ask you to “BELIEVE,” “WHY?” Because this is what the word of God said to you, “truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I am going to the Father.” (John 14:14 ESV)

In our Sunday service we ask you to “TRUST GOD” again this is what the Word said, Trust in the Lord with all your heart,and do not lean on your own understanding.  In all your ways acknowledge him,
 and he will make straight your paths. (Proverb 3:5-6 ESV)

Finally God spoke to his Prophet Habakkuk and told him to write the vision, and this is what he said, Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so he may run who reads it. For still the vision awaits its appointed time; it hastens to the end—it will not lie. If it seems slow, wait for it; it will surely come; it will not delay. (Habakkuk 2:2-3 ESV)

In this lesson, we are encouraging you to “BELIEVE IN THE VISION!”

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Now may you enjoy the peace and blessings of the Lord, for it is truly his divine will that you shall prosper in all you do.  The devil cannot defeat you, because you belong to God.  Trust in him, believe in his word, obey his teaching and the vision will become your victory.

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Sunday Prayer Praise and Worship Service 109 (Trust in the Lord)

OPEN THE DOORS TO YOUR HEART AND TRUST IN THE LORD!

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Let us rise up, stand up, lift up Holy Hands and praise the Lord, for he has truly been so good to each and everyone of us this day.  Let us give him all our praises…

My Brothers and Sisters, It is time to step out on your faith, believe that God is who he says he is, God will do what he says he will do and he will never leave you, he will never forsake you, nor will he fail you; he will give you the victory, when you learn to place all your #TRUST IN THE LORD!

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. (Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV)

The Lord is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him. (Psalms 28:7 ESV)

LET US PRAY:

Most Holy and all wise God our Heavenly Father, today we honor you, we lift you up in praise and worship, we believe in you, we trust you, and we are giving you all our praises this day heavenly Father as we seek your forgiveness of our sins.  We humble ourselves before the throne of grace acknowledging that we can do nothing on our own accord, butMy Maximized Prayer through you Father we can be lifted up out of our bondage, and be strengthen in the power of your glory.  Today we are bounding up all the strongholds that have kept us from receiving your blessings and we move into your favor this day, as we begin our new way of walking, talking, singing, praising, worshiping, and being that new creature that you have shown us that we can be and deserve to be.  We are thanking you Father for our strength as well as our weakness and for the opportunity to begin our walk into the pathway towards our divine destiny. We seek your ever forgiving spirit of love over all people, and all nations of the world, we do this in the name of your son, Jesus, Amen!

OUR SONG OF PRAISE is from the book of Isaiah 60:1-5

 

 

Now let us go to the word for our Worship Service please do not leave until you get this word into your soul this day…

 

 

TODAY’S ALTER CALL: 

If you are a person studying this lesson with us today and have not received the saving grace of the Lord and would like to join the Lord’s family of BELIEVERS and receive ETERNAL LIFE, we simply ask you to, “BELIEVE!”

Now repeat this short prayer with me:  “Lord I am a sinner, I have sinned against you, I BELIEVE that Jesus died for my sins, and on the third day you raised him from the grave and today He lives.  I ask you to forgive me of my sins, and come into my heart and cleanse me of my sins.  If you have prayed this prayer with me, you now are saved and have ETERNAL LIFE  in glory.”

We encourage you to find a local Bible Teaching Church and begin to study and fellowship with other believers.  You can also return back here daily and study God’s word with us.  We share the truth of the scriptures daily, and you will find over 1000 topics for study and discussions.  May the saving grace of our Lord and Savior be with you now and forever, in Jesus name, AMEN!

Thank you for being a part of our Sunday Prayer Praise and Worship Service.  Now we encourage you to go out and serve in whatever capacity God has equipped you to do.  Bestow upon someone else the blessings the Lord has bestowed upon you. Do this in the name of Jesus and the Lord God will reward you greatly…

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Sunday Prayer Praise and Worship Service 107 (Divine Destiny)

Walking into your Divine Destiny

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Good morning children of God, we have gathered together to share in his holy name, to lift him up in praise prayer and worship. We thank God for this glorious moment to be in his presence. For he has assured us that where two are more gather together in his name he would also be there with us.

Now let us lift up our Holy Hands and praise him like we have lost our cotton picking minds.

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LET US PRAY:

Most Holy and all wise God, our Heavenly Father, we come before you this day lifting up Holy Hands towards heaven, praising and thanking you for all our blessings and especially the gift of your son Jesus.  We honor you for the forgiveness of our sins and allowing all your children who have accepted Jesus as their Lord and Savior to begin their walk into the Divine Destiny that you have purposed for all who believe.  Now Father, we ask that you would lead and guide us in the way you will have us to go, in Jesus name we pray, Amen!

TIME FOR THE WORD OF GOD:

TODAY’S ALTER CALL:

If you are a person studying this lesson with us today and have not received the saving grace of the Lord and would like to join the Lord’s family of BELIEVERS and receive ETERNAL LIFE, we simply ask you to,“BELIEVE!”

Now repeat this short prayer with me: “Lord I am a sinner, I have sinned against you, I BELIEVE that Jesus died for my sins, and on the third day you raised him from the grave and today He lives. I ask you to forgive me of my sins, and come into my heart and cleanse me of my sins. If you have prayed this prayer with me, you now are saved and have ETERNAL LIFE in glory.”

We encourage you to find a local Bible Teaching Church and begin to study and fellowship with other believers. You can also return back here daily and study God’s word with us. We share the truth of the scriptures daily, and you will find over 1000 topics for study and discussions. May the saving grace of our Lord and Savior be with you now and forever, in Jesus name, AMEN!

Thank you my dear friends for coming in here today to worship for all of us.  Now let us go out into the world and serve as we have been called to do.  Be Encouraged as you walk into your Divine Destiny this week.

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Saturday Morning Devotional Prayer and Praise Service (Divine Destiny)

Walking Into Your Divine Destiny…

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What’s on your mind right now, what are your thoughts, what are your desires?  Do you know who you are, do you know who God is, do you know who you are in God, do you know where you are going, or even how you are going to get there?

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Well let me tell you, God has purposed you to Walk out into your Divine Destiny beginning today.  He said he is going to do a new thing in your life, and you must receive, believe and then it is going to manifest itself into your new reality.

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Now can you lift up your Holy Hands and just begin to praise God, thank Him for recreating within you a new way of talking, a new way of walking, a new way of seeing your brand new Destiny.  For God is so good and His mercies endures through all generations.

LET US PRAY:

Eternal and all wise God, Our Heavenly Father, thank you for being our God and sending your son Jesus to take away our sins and teach us a new way of living.  Helping us to understand how to love and have a forgiving spirit. Now Father we seek your forgiveness of our sins and wash us in the blood of the Lamb, that we may be made whole and that we may also forgive all others.  Let this day be a day of cleansing and renewal as we begin our walk into our Divine Destiny, in Jesus name, Amen!

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My Dear Brothers and Sisters, we pray that this portion of our Weekend Devotional Prayer and Praise Service has been a true blessing to your soul.  Now bless someone else today by sharing this service on your facebook, twitter, google plus or where ever you may desire, then come back in a few hours for our Sunday portion of our praise, prayer and worship service.

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May God bless each of you abundantly this day in Jesus name…

 

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