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The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps. -(Proverbs 16:9 NJKV)
How can you know when you are hearing the voice of the Lord?
First, His voice has a simultaneous right of authority and love that will comfort you.
Second, what He says will be in total agreement with His written Word; it will be directly applicable to your life and family.
It will produce benefit if it is obeyed, and it will guide you toward a life of blessing.
What is the Lord speaking into your life
Choose to believe that you am greatly loved by Jesus Christ.
“Forgiveness is a divine attribute. But we have the nature of God in us, and that makes us partakes of all His divine attributes, including genuine forgiveness.” ~ Marilyn Hickey
In this episode of #AskMarilyn, Marilyn answers the question: Did God create EVIL?
The Lord will command His lovingkindness in the daytime; And His song will be with me in the night, A prayer to the God of my life. -(Psalm 42:8 NKJV)
And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.
Ephesians 4:32 (NKJV)
It is so important for us to live forgiving lifestyles. Forgiveness is not something we use now and then, or when we are in a difficult situation. Forgiveness is a way of life. It is a part of the new nature we receive when we are born again.
At times we may grow impatient with people, but we must remember that we sin daily, and we need forgiveness daily. Others sin daily, and they, too, need forgiveness daily. When we expect to receive God’s grace for OUR sins, we must also extend it to others.
What is living in grace? It is receiving God’s grace and giving it to others. I make it a habit, every morning, to forgive anyone who might offend me during the day. Before anyone can offend me, they are forgiven. Today let’s choose to be tenderhearted and to forgive in the name of Jesus.
Dear Heavenly Father,
We forgive anyone who may offend us today—even before they do it! In Jesus’s name, we extend the same grace to others that we have so freely received.
Read Ephesians 5:14-15 and evaluate your life to ensure you are making the best use of your time.
“Don’t trust in money or material things. Put your trust in the Lord Jesus.” ~ Marilyn Hickey
On today’s Wednesdays in the Word, Marilyn shares encouragement from Psalm 23.
When doubts filled my mind, Your comfort gave me renewed hope and cheer. -(Psalm 94:19 NKJV)
“What is truth?”
Pontius Pilate asked Jesus this question shortly before he ordered Jesus to be crucified.
We don’t know what tone of voice Pilate used. Perhaps, he asked in dismay, believing truth could not be discovered.
What we do know is that people continue to ask this question—in many tones of voice. People today are as puzzled as ever about what is true and what is false.
Jesus said of the Holy Spirit, “I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who goes out from the Father, he will testify about me” (John 15:26 NIV). Paul said those who followed Jesus would be people who walked in truth: “(For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, righteousness, and truth), finding out what is acceptable to the Lord.” (Ephesians 5:9-10 NKJV).
As Christians, we can know the truth, believe the truth, speak the truth, and act in a way that is in full agreement with the truth of God. If you sincerely desire to establish a life of blessing for yourself and your family, you need truth.
Pray for one person every day, that he or she may know the truth of Christ.
“In your prayer time, ask God the questions that weigh heavily on your heart. Ask Him to reveal His solutions to the problems you are facing.
Ask Him to show you which steps to take; when, how, and with whom. Then listen.” ~ Marilyn Hickey
Did Creation take place in 6 literal days? In this episode of #AskMarilyn, Marilyn answers that question.
And they said, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.” -(Acts 16:31 NKJV)
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God (Philippians 4:6 NKJV)
Be anxious for nothing. Instead of feeling anxious about circumstances and situations in our lives, the Bible advises us to pray about them.
If you are anxious about something, take it to God in prayer. Make your petition known, and then thank God that He is answering your requests. Giving thanks demonstrates that you have faith that He will give you things in line with His Word. Remember to give God thanks on a daily basis.
Sometimes I thank the Lord for answers; yet the problems begin to look worse than ever. However, I do not give up and become discouraged; I continue to give thanks. It seems as though the thanksgiving is the very thing that causes my prayers to rise—just like the leaven in bread causes rising power in the dough.
When you feel anxious, turn your worries into praise and thanksgiving. Let your prayers and praise rise up to heaven, and watch your heavenly Father soothe your anxiety and resolve your cares.
Dear Heavenly Father,
Today we will not be worried and anxious, but we will use our faith and make our supplications with thanksgiving. We expect our needs to be met in You.
In Jesus’s Name,
Share the gospel with a friend or relative who needs to know the hope of Jesus Christ.
“Generational blessing cannot be confined by time and space or stamped out by circumstance.” ~Marilyn Hickey
What is the gift of tongues? In this episode of #AskMarilyn, Marilyn answers that question.
You go before me and follow me. You place your hand of blessing on my head. -(Psalm 139:5 NKJV)
Are they not all ministering spirits sent forth to minister for those who will inherit salvation? (Hebrews 1:14 NKJV)
The writer to the Hebrews in the New Testament tells us that God has appointed angels to minister to the heirs of salvation.
Are YOU an heir of salvation? Are YOU in the household of faith?
Then you have special angels appointed just to YOU.
Guardian angels show us just how much God loves us and how He is always doing everything to meet our needs, to prepare us, to assist us in all kinds of situations and circumstances.
What needs has He met?
What are you believing for?
Share your story with someone to help them avoid making the same mistakes.
“Bear down spiritually through prayers, placing your trust completely in God and put your family in His hands.” ~Marilyn Hickey
On today’s Wednesdays in the Word, Marilyn shares encouragement from 1 John 2:20.