Mar26

Daily Diary March 26th, 2020

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THE LAMB OF GOD

Daily Diary March 26th, 2020

The Lamb of God

I have been reading many online posts about how God is angry and punishing us.  The scriptures they quote are old testiment scriptures without reference to the New Covenant of Jesus Christ. 

Therefore, I was led to share this blog from 2016.  We need to understand that God's judgement was passed over to Christ at the cross and through His death and resurrection we are forgiven.  God's wrath was satisfied at the cross and Jesus rose from the dead to bring "Victory" to those who believe!

This is the blog from 2016:

Last week our youth group watched a video in which Abraham was taking Isaac to the mountain to be sacrificed.  Each time I think of this story it reminds me of God providing a way for us when we trust Him.

Mar23

Daily Diary March 23, 2020

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The Future is God's

Daily Diary March 23, 2020

The Future is God’s

Psalm 32:8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;
I will guide you with My eye.

God shows us in this scripture that He will guide us by His eye.  This brings out a key revelation.  The word “eye” is used because God sees the future He has for us and will guide us to it if we are willing.

Mar22

Daily Diary March 22nd, 2020

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ONE DAY AT A TIME!

Daily Diary March 22nd, 2020

One Day at a Time

With the reality of this Virus quarantine all around us, I began to look into previous blogs again this morning from my past that are relevant for today.  This blog reminds us of the value of a single day and how important each moment is.  This blog was from 2016.

This morning Carrie and I woke up to another Saturday of chasing our children to ball games and events. I began to reflect on life and how fast the time goes.  We are growing older and watching life pass by.  Seems like yesterday that our first son Luke was born and he is now 17 and narrowing towards his senior year.  This reminds me how quickly it all takes place.

Mar21

Daily Diary March 21st, 2020

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PATIENCE!

Daily Diary March 21st, 2020

The Patience of God

This morning I am reminded about patience and trust.  God is good all the time and has a plan in all things.  We must trust that God not only has a plan but also that His plan is great.  I am sharing this post from 2016 today! 

Saturday mornings are special, especially when it rains. We had a big day planned with both of our boys playing in baseball tournaments.  The games were rained out and we had a day to spend with family at home.

Mar20

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Great Awakening

Mark Ward Ministries March 20, 2020

Great Awakening!

Matthew 24:14 says, “And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.”

Amen!

Over the last couple of days I have watched families on Facebook spending quality time together and even some singing worship songs in their homes with family, I gained a great revelation. God has a plan! 

First of all the Corona Virus comes from the pit of Hell and God doesn’t wish than any should perish.  This point is made clear in God’s word. We must look at things with Trust in God and with spiritual eyes.

Sep21

Daily Diary September 21st, 2019

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GOD IS FAITHFUL

Daily Diary September 21st, 2019

The Value of Faith!

As we face the stress of everyday life we need to remember the value of Faith!  We are quick to place our hope in “our” decisions and in “our” ability to direct life according to the outcomes based on factors and elements that are to great for our mortal control.  This reveals the concept of needing a “Savior”, someone who holds the key to our future, which is God almighty. 

Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.

Sep03

Daily Diary September 3rd, 2019

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DO YOU TRUST GOD?

Daily Diary September 3rd, 2019

Do You Trust God?

As we go through life and the unexpected trial comes our way, how do we handle it?  

John 16:33 These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”

We are supposed to be of good cheer because Jesus has overcome the world.  This means we are secure in our savior and His plan for our lives regardless of our circumstances. God has our back in all things if He is truly Lord of our lives.

1 Thessalonians 5:18 in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

 

 

Sep02

Daily Diary September 2nd, 2019

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Humility and Prosperity

Daily Diary September 2nd, 2019

Humility and Prosperity

We battle against the pride inside of us and almost certainly it is what causes our stress and discomfort in life.  While I was reading the word this morning I gained a new revelation about humility. 

James 4:10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up.

This scripture tells us that if we humble ourselves in the sight of the Lord, He will lift us up.  All of God’s word has meaning and there were 2 points in this scripture that spoke to me in a new way.

First of all, the part that says “in the sight of the Lord” is key in this scripture.  When we are walking in our flesh we are not in God’s view.  Similar to Adam and Eve after their sin in the garden, they hid from God. They are turned from God and pursuing their flesh nature.  To me this means that they are not in the sight of the Lord and must turn to Him so He can lift them up. 

 

Aug31

Daily Diary August 31st, 2019

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Your Grace is Sufficient

Daily Diary August 31st, 2019

Your Grace Leads Me Home

Who need some Grace today?.  This morning I was going through my past blogs and this really spoke to me.  I wanted to share it with you today.

I’ve been blessed to receive some great revelations from God through His word, ministry and even dreams.  He is not a respecter of persons and will reveal Himself to anyone who seeks Him.  God revealed another element of ministering to me through music.  I had been leading worship, playing rhythm guitar for about 3 years when I woke up with a message in the form of a song.

Aug29

Daily Diary August 29th, 2019

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UNASHAMED OF THE GOSPEL

Daily Diary August 29th, 2019

Unashamed Dependence

Carrie was reading her daily devotional this morning and there was a key phrase that jumped out at me.  It said; “you need to attach to God with “unashamed dependence”.  Our admission of needing help is so important in our walk with God. 

We must conclude that God is not only “relevant” to us, but He is completely necessary at the highest level in all areas of our life. 

Our pride is what has us walking around relying on our own dependence.  It is actually a foolish position when you think about it.  There is no way we can control all the elements and factors of life, much less the schemes and attacks of the enemy.  We are simply inadequate in our own ability to manage life. 

Aug24

Daily Diary August 24th, 2019

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THE GOOD SHEPHERD

Daily Diary August 24th, 2019

THE GOOD SHEPHERD!

To labor simply means to work hard and apply effort towards a task.  As Christians we are asked to labor for the harvest of God.

Matthew 9:36-38 But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them, because they were wearyand scattered, like sheep having no shepherd.37 Then He said to His disciples,“The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few.38 Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.”

Aug23

Daily Diary August 23rd, 2019

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THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE!

Daily Diary August 23rd, 2019

We Need Truth!

It is our nature as people to seek peace. This is difficult when society is telling us to do whatever we want and its “OK”.  It also is forcing us to accept "Everything" as truth.  

When this happens it causes everyone to live by “His or Her” own foundation while creating confrontation and conflict because a selfish foundation is not rooted in God's “Truth”. 

Psalm 52:2-4 You who practice deceit,
   your tongue plots destruction;
    it is like a sharpened razor.
You love evil rather than good,
    falsehood rather than speaking the truth.
You love every harmful word,
    you deceitful tongue!

 

Aug09

Daily Diary August 9th, 2019

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WHAT'S NEXT?

Daily Diary August 9th, 2019

What’s Next?

What’s Next God?

When we have uncertainty of our future we must hold on to the truth of God and trust Him.  This takes humility to turn loose of our fleshly perspective.  God has a great plan and we need to seek Him daily and rely on the fact that He will guide our steps.

Psalm 25:9 The humble He guides in justice, And the humble He teaches His way.

Question:  Do we want to “learn” from the ways of the world or from God?

Mar31

Daily Diary March 31st, 2019

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EVERLASTING GLORY

Daily Diary March 31st, 2019

Everlasting Glory

While driving down the interstate I recognized that the road construction was everywhere. Crews were constantly repairing the damage that the traffic had caused.  I started to ask the question.  Is there anything that is going in the opposite direction? 

It seems as if everything is in a cycle of withering away.  From the roadways to the flowers, trees and even people are in a process of dying off and or diminishing.  It seems that nothing is becoming better, or transforming into something beautiful.  

Feb22

Daily Diary February 22nd, 2019

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WINNING AND THE SEARCH FOR TRUTH

Daily Diary February 22nd, 2019

Winning and the Search for Truth

After being blessed to coach thousands of games and winning many championships, I have discovered that sports provide a very unique look into the spiritual realm.

The ability to achieve goals based on hard work and rules in a short-term setting allows us to view a goal and plan and the completion of a plan in a short time frame. We therefore can evaluate the individual behavior as well as the social behavior of a group. The same plan could be evaluated for a bigger group or “life” in general.

Psalm 133:1 Behold, how good and how pleasant it is For brethren to dwell together in unity!

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Romans 8:38-39

For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come,nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

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