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Monday, July 11 2022


I trust in God’s unfailing love forever and ever.

I will praise you forever, O God, for what you have done.

I will wait for your mercies in the presence of your people.

Psalm 52:8b-9 NLT
 


 

    You are liberated from yesterday’s guilt by my unfailing love. 


 

     Praise My Son forever what He has done!  Condescending from an eternal throne to earthly trouble, He became a human being.  Caring about how you live your life, He came to show you the best way.  Carrying your sins on his shoulders, He was crucified in your place. Conquering death and evil, He came back to life. 


 

     Jesus is your pardon for the past.  He forgives all your sins and heals all your soul’s dis-eases.  I am merciful and get angry very slowly.  I do not treat you as you deserve, or you would last no longer than a dandelion in a windstorm. I remove your rebellious deeds infinitely away from My mind.    

 

     Look forward to tomorrow’s glory in My unfailing love.


   I am the one and only God—I alone deserve your total allegiance.  Joining the bandwagon of naïve reliance on sophisticated technology will only make you feel hollow. Becoming part of the masquerade at the shrine of self-glorification will lead you to see something’s missing and unreal about that lifestyle.  I alone satisfy your heart.


     Jesus is your promise for the future. The current multiplicity of gods will someday give way to the one true God.  False gods of the heart will be forgotten when Christ reigns as King over the new creation. 

 


     Live gladly today by My unfailing love.


   Stand in the free air I give you to breathe, with your feet on My free turf, and thank your Creator for the gift of physical existence.  Gratefulness toward heaven is the most nearly perfect way to pray.  Praise Me in company with My faithful friends.  Sing your heart out to Me with songs I give you in the night and daytime melodies I inspire. 


     Jesus is your power for the present.  March forward in Christ’s triumphant procession, keeping in step with the Spirit cadence and holding your head high on your way home.  I will always be who I have always been—I have always loved you and I always will. Whatever I ask of you, I enable you to accomplish. In the strength I infuse into your innermost being, you are ready for anything life brings.    

                                                                              

(c) 2022  Pastor Johnny R. Almond                                                                             Gentle Whispers from Eternity 

                                  

                                               

© 2022 Johnny R. Almond                                   Gentle Whispers from Eternity

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Tuesday, July 05 2022

       Jesus replied, “The most important commandment is this:

    ‘Hear, O Israel!  The Lord our God is the one and only Lord.

       And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart,

             all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength.’

                      The second is equally important:

                                                       ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’

                                               No other commandment is greater than these.”

                                                                     Mark 12:29-31 NLT


 

So many things seem important to you, you get confused and frustrated.

Keeping all those plates spinning can be exhausting—

     so many critical projects demanding your immediate attention,

     so many people expecting so many things of you,

     so many tasks appearing on your to-do list.

How in the world can you ever hope to find the time to get it all done?

How can you decide which priorities deserve immediate, closest attention?


Listen to My voice—hear well the orders from your Commander.

There is nothing more important in your life than loving your Creator.

There is nothing more critical to do than worshipping your Redeemer.

There is nothing more significant than staying in step with your Sanctifier.

Love Me wholeheartedly—divided allegiance produces mediocrity. 


Love Me with all your emotions—be sincere in your feelings. 

Gaze at Skull Hill and see proof of My love, then love Me more.

Walk with Me joyfully—enjoy the pleasure of My company.


Love Me with all your ego—be serious in your faith.

Creatively serve Me—love Me through your unique personality.

Honor Me supremely, above all else—avoid false gods of the heart.


Love Me with all your energy—be strong in your focus.

Go beyond announcing affection—demonstrate it by everyday actions.

Obey Me conscientiously and passionately—walk in My steps faithfully.


Love Me with all your education—be sharp in your fact-finding.

Ennoble your mind by daily intake of Scripture—intelligently serve Me.

Change the way you think and you will change the way you live.


Let Me be more than just words to you—let Me be your First Love.

You do not get near My heart by traveling, but by loving.

Fall in love and stay in love with the Lover of your soul.

Whatever you plan today, do not overlook orders from Higher Headquarters.


 

   © Johnny R. Almond                                       Gentle Whispers from Eternity

                                                                                                                  

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