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18June

Ephesians 4:3

June 18th, 2019|

Eph. 4:3

Being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. -(Ephesians 4:3 NKJV)

17June

God’s Word is not a Mystery

June 17th, 2019|

And He said to them, “To you it has been given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God…” (Mark 4:11a NKJV)

I have found that God does not want His Word to be mystery to us; He wants it to be revealed truth. When I find passages that I don’t understand in the Bible, I write a question mark beside them. When I read through those passages again, I ask the Father to reveal them to me. If I’m patient, eventually God will give me a beautiful revelation.

Once I didn’t understand why God had not allowed Moses to enter the Promised Land. I knew Moses had hit the rock twice, instead of once. If I had been forced to listen to murmurers for 40 years, I would probably have hit the people, instead of the rock. I put a question mark by that verse.

One day as I was reading the same verse, the Lord said that Moses DID get to enter the Promised Land. God said, “Moses was on the Mount of Transfiguration with Elijah and Jesus. With whom would you rather enter the Promised Land—murmuring Jews or Jesus?”

We know the mysteries of God through revelation knowledge.

Dear Heavenly Father,

Open our eyes to behold wonders from Your Word today. Give us hearing ears and seeing eyes to receive the revelations that You have for us. 

In Jesus’s Name,

Amen

13June

Moments with Marilyn

June 13th, 2019|

Moments with Marilyn

“If you esteem Jesus as your Wealth, He will pour blessings and riches on you. You will prosper more than you ever dreamed possible.” ~Marilyn Hickey

 

11June

2 Corinthians 9:8

June 11th, 2019|

2 Corinthians 9:8

And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work. -(2 Corinthians 9:8)

10June

Jesus Can Heal and Forgive Sins

June 10th, 2019|

No matter who you are or where you are, Jesus wants to heal you. Whether it’s a common cold or terminal cancer, Jesus wants to heal you. Our Lord is no respecter of persons, and He is no respecter of disease. You don’t have to be a preacher or Sunday school teacher, and you don’t have to give half your income to the church before you can receive healing. You just must believe He has enough love, enough compassion, and enough power to do it for you. In Jesus’s day the people accepted healing, but the “religious” didn’t believe He could forgive sin. Today people believe He can forgive sin, but they question His healing power.

Why not accept both? It’s not only scriptural; it’s being proven in the lives of men, women, boys and girls every day.

One day, on the outskirts of Jericho, a blind man came to Jesus for the restoration of his sight.

However, before he came, he overcame several obstacles. The man was just one in a multitude of people—would Jesus see Him? When the man called to Jesus, those around the blind man told him to shut up. Would he listen to them? Would Jesus hear him? The man would have worn a brightly colored robe, which identified him as a blind person and gave him the right to beg for a living. Would he throw away his “security blanket” and reach out to Jesus for a new life of faith and wholeness? The answer to all those questions is yes, and Bartimaeus received his healing that day. Today, I want you to lay aside all the obstacles and circumstances that hinder you and simply believe Jesus. He will heal you if you need healing, and He will use you in healing others.

You can have His compassion, and you can have His anointing.

7June

Weekend Action Plan

June 7th, 2019|

Weekend Action Plan

Memorize Isaiah 40:29

He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might He increases strength.

 

4June

Isaiah 40:29

June 4th, 2019|

 

He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might He increases strength. -(Isaiah 40:29 NKJV)

3June

I Have “Canned” Them in My Heart

June 3rd, 2019|

When you roam, they will lead you; when you sleep, they will keep you; and when you awake, they will speak with you.  (Proverbs 6:22 NKJV)

God’s Word is very practical. This scripture tells us that His Word will talk to us when we wake up, guides us during the day, and keeps us while we are asleep.

I claimed this verse while memorizing the book of Proverbs some years ago. I would memorize verses first thing in the morning when my mind was clear. My mind was like a blackboard that had been erased: nothing had been written on it yet, so I could write God’s Word on it first.

At lunchtime, I would go over those same scriptures and again at night before going to sleep. It was as if those scriptures worked their way in my spirit all night long. It was a powerful time in my life.

It took about 10 months to memorize the entire book of Proverbs, but the truths in that book will stay with me throughout my life. I have “canned” them in my heart, and the Holy Spirit unscrews the lids and brings them to my remembrance.

Dear Heavenly Father,

We thank You that the Word is not just for inspiration, but it is also wisdom in our lives. We pray that we will have great hunger to read the Word in the morning, at noon, and at night. We pray that Your Word will be a prevailing force of our lives.

In Jesus’s Name,

Amen

30May

Moments with Marilyn

May 30th, 2019|

Get up and get busy

As a door turns on it’s hinges, so a sluggard turns on his bed. ~Proverbs 26:14

“Get up,and get busy!” ~Marilyn Hickey

28May

Psalm 103:17

May 28th, 2019|

Love of the Lord, His salvation, children's children

But the love of the Lord remains forever with those who fear Him.  His salvation extends to the children’s children. -(Psalm 103:17 NKJV)

27May

God Is Always Leading Us

May 27th, 2019|

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.The Lord is my Shepherd, Ps. 23, He leads us

He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters.

He restores my soul; He leads me in paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.  (Psalms 23:1-3 NKJV)

You must realize—and if you absorb this truth it will change your life—God never leads His people aimlessly. He always has a direction, a plan, a purpose. He leads us with divine precision and accuracy, and always for good.

Keep your mind and heart tuned to the Great Shepherd’s voice, and He will continually lead you into places of provision, security, restoration, and righteousness.

If you continue to follow Him, your family will be going somewhere, and that somewhere will be a place full of God’s promise and power.

23May

Moments with Marilyn

May 23rd, 2019|

“Meditating on and memorizing God’s Word is where the real miracle of expectation comes from.” ~Marilyn Hickey

20May

Is it Too Good to be True?

May 20th, 2019|

It shall come to pass that before they call, I will answer; and while they are still speaking, I will hear.  (Isaiah 65:24 NKJV)

When you read this scripture, do you think it’s almost too good to be true? We read in the book of Numbers that Balaam decided to curse Israel so that he might receive the honor and financial gain that his carnal man so desired. Is it too good to be trueBalaam discovered that he could not curse God’s people.

Every time he tried to prophesy evil, he prophesied good. Finally, he said to the king of Moab, “I don’t know what to do. I can only speak what God puts in my mouth; I can’t curse what God has blessed.”

God is so good to His people. They probably didn’t even know that this battle was occurring. Undoubtedly, God told Moses later.

How many times God has protected us! He has sent us angelic protection, and we were not EVEN aware of it.  Thank God for His love; thank God for the angels who encamp around about those who fear Him. Let’s pray together.

Dear Heavenly Father,

We thank You that the Word is not just for inspiration, but it is also wisdom in our lives. We pray that we will have great hunger to read the Word in the morning, at noon, and at night. We pray that Your Word will be a prevailing force of our lives.

In Jesus’s Name,

Amen

16May

Moments with Marilyn

May 16th, 2019|

“You have to speak God’s promises to your mountain and persevere when it looks like it’s not working.” ~Marilyn Hickey