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Tuesday, January 14 2020

Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you your heart’s desires.
Psalm 37:4 NLT  

     Delight in the wonder of our relationshipbe sure of focus. Enchantment with anything else can be disillusioning, but I never fail. Avoid false gods of the heart—never let anything usurp First Place. Worship the Invisible and Eternal One, be content with your lot in life, and walk humbly with the King of your heart—live a purpose-driven life. Enjoy the pleasure of My company and vindicate your faith to the world.
 

     Dedicate yourself to living My waybe sure of fulfillment. Devoting yourself to lesser causes leads to despair, but relying on Me and committing your energy to My service increases hope and peace. Place your entire being on the altar of sacrifice and you will find true joy. In his hymn “Trust and Obey,” John Sammis goes to the heart of the matter: “Trust and obey, for there’s no other way to be happy in Jesus.” Want a worthwhile purpose? Searching for a reason to get out of bed in the morning? Walk in My steps.
 

     Depend on Me in life’s waiting roombe sure of a bright future. Be calm in My Presence; wait patiently for Me; steady as you go. Relying on anything else will dishearten you. Other staffs you lean on will break and pierce your hand and heart—I am the Only Absolutely Trustable Spot in the universe.
 

     Decline wrath—be sure of friendship. Giving in to rage and anger always disrupts relationships. I alone bring perfect peace—let Me.
 

     Discipline your walk—be sure of forward spiritual progress. You stumble on your own, but you will never fall if you hold My hand—I will see that you make progress in Christlikeness. Some will tell you the Devil is in the details—the fact is I delight in every detail of your life. An undisciplined day paints a sunset of defeat—watch your step!
 

     Displace all wickedness—be sure of fidelity to your Master. If you want to really live, you must reverse evil! Transgression distracts from life’s highest purpose and is deadly to peace. I place you in a crucible to purify you and draw you nearer to My side—stay close.
 

     Decide for wisdombe sure of fairness in your relationships. Know the difference between right and wrong, and then choose wisely. Do not join fools practicing deception and deceit. Keep company with Me—and you will surely enjoy life’s best!
 

© Pastor Johnny R. Almond, Day 206 Gentle Whispers from Eternity

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Monday, January 06 2020

You’re a fountain of cascading light, and you open our eyes to light.
PSALM 36:9 THE MESSAGE
 

In light of My peace, see the Light of holy ecstasy. No matter how shadowy life gets, the dawn of lightheartedness brings radiance to your face. The wonder of unparalleled joy inspires a song.


In your dark world, there is a Bright Light shining. Satan is king of the dark side, but he will lose to Jesus—Source and Sovereign of Light. My Son has turned on the light in your life, and nothing can extinguish it.


In light of My promises, see the Light of perfect eternity. Dawning of the kingdom of heaven will bring rejoicing beyond belief. Jesus is the Solution to the world’s problems—the Universal Hope. Seek shelter under Christ’s overshadowing wings—survive the meltdown of the elements, and celebrate the new heaven on earth.
 

Make Jesus the Light of your life and discover wisdom’s key. Learn to think vertically as well as horizontally—do not worry constantly about earthly concerns; lighten your mind with thoughts of heaven.


In light of My purity, see the Light of a worthy example. Dawning of Life makes you righteous—I forgive your badness and give you My Son’s goodness. The whiteness of His untarnished holiness—the antithesis of sin—makes you able to stand in My Presence. The Light of the world died for your dark deeds—He shines joy into your heart to replace the shadows of guilt and inspire you to live nobly.


In light of My principles, see the Light of true education. When My lessons dawn on you, you grow more refl ective. The wisdom of heaven strengthens you for the decisions and responsibilities of your life. Th inking My thoughts, you change from the inside out—and in the process grow up.


In light of My protection, see the Light of encouragement. Dawn of My love makes you relax. My welcome is your Eternal Home and omfortable Sanctuary.


I live in light so brilliant no person can approach Me without going blind—no one is able to look at Me directly. I shine Light through the darkness so people can get a glimpse of My glory—seen most clearly in the face of My Son.


Live as My child—keep your heart’s eyes on Light beyond light.

(c) Pastor Johnny R. Almond;  Day 205 Gentle Whispers from Eternity 

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