The Future Generations 

Verse for Today

“Let this be written for a future generation, that a people not yet created may praise the LORD:”
‭‭Psalm‬ ‭102:18‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Key Words

  • Written 
  • Future Generations 
  • People
  • Not yet creaated
  • Praise
  • Lord

Reading for Today

Psalm 101-104

“I will sing of your love and justice; to you, LORD, I will sing praise. I will be careful to lead a blameless life— when will you come to me? I will conduct the affairs of my house with a blameless heart.

My eyes will be on the faithful in the land, that they may dwell with me; the one whose walk is blameless will minister to me.” – Psalm‬ ‭101:1-2, 6‬ ‭NIV‬‬

“Hear my prayer, LORD; let my cry for help come to you. Do not hide your face from me when I am in distress. Turn your ear to me; when I call, answer me quickly.
Let this be written for a future generation, that a people not yet created may praise the LORD: “The LORD looked down from his sanctuary on high, from heaven he viewed the earth, to hear the groans of the prisoners and release those condemned to death.” So the name of the LORD will be declared in Zion and his praise in Jerusalem when the peoples and the kingdoms assemble to worship the LORD.
But you remain the same, and your years will never end.” – Psalm‬ ‭102:1-2, 18-22, 27‬ ‭NIV‬‬

“Praise the LORD, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. Praise the LORD, my soul, and forget not all his benefits— who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
The LORD is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love. He will not always accuse, nor will he harbor his anger forever; he does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities. For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us. As a father has compassion on his children, so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him; for he knows how we are formed, he remembers that we are dust. The life of mortals is like grass, they flourish like a flower of the field; the wind blows over it and it is gone, and its place remembers it no more. But from everlasting to everlasting the LORD’s love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their children’s children— with those who keep his covenant and remember to obey his precepts. The LORD has established his throne in heaven, and his kingdom rules over all. Praise the LORD, you his angels, you mighty ones who do his bidding, who obey his word. Praise the LORD, all his heavenly hosts, you his servants who do his will. Praise the LORD, all his works everywhere in his dominion. Praise the LORD, my soul.” – Psalm‬ ‭103:1-5, 8-22‬ ‭NIV

“Praise the LORD, my soul. LORD my God, you are very great; you are clothed with splendor and majesty.
and lays the beams of his upper chambers on their waters. He makes the clouds his chariot and rides on the wings of the wind. He makes winds his messengers, flames of fire his servants. He set the earth on its foundations; it can never be moved.
You set a boundary they cannot cross; never again will they cover the earth.
The lions roar for their prey and seek their food from God.
All creatures look to you to give them their food at the proper time. When you give it to them, they gather it up; when you open your hand, they are satisfied with good things.
When you send your Spirit, they are created, and you renew the face of the ground.
I will sing to the LORD all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live. May my meditation be pleasing to him, as I rejoice in the LORD.” – Psalm‬ ‭104:1, 3-5, 9, 21, 27-28, 30, 33-34‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Prayer for Today

Lord You are truly everlasting!!! Amazing that the beasts of the field cry out for You to satisfy their hunger. So much more should we. You are the one who takes care of us, not the economy and  not the political party. (although that might be true for some) God my focus should be on You and to do Your will. I pray for the men that I spend some time with yesterday. I pray for their souls. May they thirst for You like the do for fun, beer, laughter, companionship and steaks. I am not worthy to be called Your son, but still You sent Your Son to die for me on the cross. As I need daily sustenance to stay alive physically, how much more do I need spiritual sustenance daily !!! Amen

A ray of the sun


Verse of the day

“May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face shine on us— so that your ways may be known on earth, your salvation among all nations.”

‭‭Psalm‬ ‭67:1-2‬ ‭NIV‬‬


Key memory phrases

  • Gracious
  • Bless
  • Face
  • Ways
  • Salvation
  • Nations

Todays reading

Psalm 64-67

“The righteous will rejoice in the LORD and take refuge in him; all the upright in heart will glory in him!”

‭‭Psalm‬ ‭64:10‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  • See what comes out of our hearts when we are close to God, rejoicing and glorifying Him. Have you been focussing on the wrong things? The only way to turn that around is to spend time with God.

“When we were overwhelmed by sins, you forgave our transgressions. Blessed are those you choose and bring near to live in your courts! We are filled with the good things of your house, of your holy temple.”

‭‭Psalm‬ ‭65:3-4‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  • Do you know why you are overwhelmed? Yes it is sin, doing what I want and not what God wants. No wonder. You see closeness to God is always a choice, what will your deeds reflect today about your faith? What would you qualify as good things? Material possessions or being with God?

“If I had cherished sin in my heart, the Lord would not have listened;”

‭‭Psalm‬ ‭66:18‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  • Struggling with the same sin over and over? Dont I cherish that? Do you feel God is not listening?

Prayer

Morning Father. I come this morning before you humbled most times by my sin and lack of cherishing you over the world. I pray that you will always be my first priority in my life. I pray for our country that it might live in peace, so that we might glorify you and live peaceful lives. Jesus thank you for dying on the cross for me, I am truly an undeserving sinner that has been forgiven and can stand with confidence before you Lord. I pray for my new friend that he might be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth and spend his eternity with you. So true that scripture that we will have many troubles in this world (my computer and printer) I did not anticipate but God with your strength I will overcome. Help me God to love your church and encourage them daily. I pray for our move that it will go well and that we have chosen the right company. I pray for my wife to complete not one but two tenders today and if it is your will that we will get it. I dont know your plans but I do know they are good, help me to keep on trusting you even when it hurts. Love you my Lord.


Jesus’ birthday – King of Kings


But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. 

Today in the town of David (Bethlehem) a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. – Luk 2:10-11

May Jesus be your Messiah (Savior) and Lord (a person who has authority, control, or power over you; your master, chief and ruler) !!!

Christian or a Disciple ?

Is Discipleship a ministry in your church or the ministry of your church ?

“Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you—unless, of course, you fail the test?” – 2 Corinthians‬ ‭13:5‬ ‭NIV‬‬

This question has been hitting me like a brick for a while.

A question comes to mind?

Am I a disciple if I don’t make disciples?

Scary thought if you think : Disciple = Christian = Saved !!!

Is your purpose in life to be a Disciple or a “Christian” ?

“Then Jesus came to them (The disciples) and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”” – Matthew‬ ‭28:18-20‬ ‭niv

I had to come to the realization that although I reached out to people and studied the Bible with them no one became a disciple in 21 years. Surely I should have seen this long ago or got a solution to me, not being fruitful.

So what has changed from when I became a disciple and were fruitful with making disciples to not being fruitful as a disciple?

  • Not feeling leadership is worthy of respect. Their lives did not inspire me. Well you can most probably say I was imitating them and their attitude. 1 Cor 11:1
  • Not making every effort. Luk 13:24
  • My heart wasn’t fully committed to the Lord. 2 Cron 16:9
  • Making disciples wasn’t my purpose in life anymore. Luk 19:10
  • Not being healed because confessing sin was not a priority. Jms 5:16
  • Not seeking first the kingdom and His righteousness but the comfort for my life. Mat 6:33
  • Sharing an invite and not the gospel. 1 Cor 15:1-4
  • Not believing the harvest is plentiful. Mat 9:37. Not being a workmen. It is hard work to make disciples or would you rather just be comfortable?
  • Not asking the right questions to people about their relationship with God and being too scared and not knowledgeable. Acts 19:2
  • Not really care if people are going to hell. Jude 1:23
  • Not having a compassionate heart. Mat 23:37
  • Not denying myself and taking up my cross. Luk 9:23
  • Not having deep, meaningful discipling times where I bear my heart and my discipler being concerned about my righteousness!!! 2 Tim 4:2-4
  • Not overcoming sin, struggling all the time. Heb 3:12
  • Not believing that we can reach the world in our generation. 1 Disciple make 1 Disciple per year for the next 35 years then the whole world is evangelized reaching 17 billion people. Acts 19:10
  • Not realizing I was lukewarm and about to be spit out of God’s mouth. Not being self aware and seeing myself from God’s perspective. Rev 3:14-22

There is really only one of two choices!!! Luk 13:1-9

Repent

Or

Perish

So I was faced with a decision and repented !!! Amen !!!

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