Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Wednesday Weapon {12.29.10}

All Hope Is Lost!

Acts 27:20 "...when all hope of being saved was lost."

Jeremiah 29:11 " give you a future and a hope."

Proverbs 13:12 "...hope deferred {put off} makes the heart sick."

In the day that we live, it seems that a lot of people have lost hope. In the Book of Acts, Paul and the men he was with, were witnessing this. It seemed all was going to be lost. Yet, he received instructions from the Lord. Hope was once again in sight. Nothing had changed at the time, but faith arose in him in the midst of the trouble and gave him strength. God's Word brings strength. Get in His Word, you will find HOPE!. The REST of your days can be the BEST of your days.

Thank you Father that Your Word is full of hope. You have a great future for me, and I refuse to have any less than your best in my life. My hope and expectancy is in you. It is not in what others say, but in what You say concerning me. I live with expectancy, that the REST of my days will be the BEST of my days!

P Lloyd

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Wednesday's Weapon! {12.15.10}

God Doesn’t Care!

Romans 8:37..."nothing can separate us from the love of God."
II Corinthians 12:9..."My grace is sufficient for you."

We need to know that God doesn’t care where you have been or what you have done. He is concerned about you future, about your tomorrow. He forgives and forgets about yesterdays and puts you on the right path for today. His grace is sufficient for you and me, and His love for us is unconditional. We are not accustom to this kind of love. He loved me when I wasn’t lovable.You may have failed at many things in your past. Failing does not make you a failure. God specializes in taking a nobody and making a somebody of them. With out Him we are all nobody! Allow God’s grace to be sufficient for you. Except His love and ability to give you a bright tomorrow.

Thank you Father for your love and grace that you show me. I am so grateful that because of you I am a somebody. Even when I was not loveable, You showered me with Your love. Your grace is sufficient in my life. My future is bright because you are my light.

P. Lloyd

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Wednesday's Weapon! {12.08.10}

Finish Your Race

II Timothy 4:7- "I have finished the race."
Acts 20:24- "...that I may finish my race with joy!"

I once ran in a marathon in Fairfield, Texas. I wasn’t concerned with winning, I just wanted to finish. I did, and was even second in my age group! We ought to have an attitude to win, but at least to finish. How many things have you started out to do and never finished? The Apostle Paul went through so many situations, yet he always continued doing the right thing, knowing that God would help him to finish. I left my job 28 years ago to go into ministry. Like you, I have had plenty opportunities to quit. I made up my mind to finish. I haven’t finished yet, but I am still in the race. I hope you are still doing what God has called you to do. It will be worth it all when you finish. If you have laid something down, pick it up again, and finish your race.

Thank you Father that you not only call us to do things, but you also equip us to get it done. I can do all things through Christ that gives me the strength. I refuse to quit. If I have laid something down, I take it up again. I will finish my race with joy. I want to hear you say, well done.

P Lloyd

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Wednesday's Weapon! {12.01.10}

Bright Days Ahead!

Jeremiah 29:11- " thoughts for you are good and not evil..."
II Corinthians 1:20- "all the promises of God are yes and amen"

When we get our thinking in line with His, we will see things in a different light. Problems can produce darkness, God’s Word will always bring light. He says that His Word is a lamp and a light unto our path. Another place, He tells us to walk in the light as He is the light. How do you get His light to shine for you? You began to speak His Word over the problem. Just as you spread butter on bread, so you speak light into darkness. It doesn’t take a lot of light to see through the dark. Speak some light into your dark and see what God has in store for you.

Thank you Father that Your Word is my light. I choose to speak Your Word into my darkness. Darkness flees when light shows up. Your Word speaks of a future for me filled with hope. I believe that I receive according to Your Word. Thank You for a path that is sure. A path that I can see a way out of any trouble. I trust You and I trust Your Word, my days ahead are bright!

P Lloyd