Thursday, September 18, 2014

EXCEPT FOR THE BLOOD / Past, Present & Future

This is the 4th of 7 devotions 
with the theme from 1 Peter 5:7
“Casting Care”




(Adapted from 1 Corinthians 6:11; 13:6; Romans 6:14; 1 John 1:9)

You may have heard the catch phase,

"If the devil reminds you of your past, remind him of his future."

Another great catch phrase is,

"My PAST is under the blood, my PRESENT is on the altar and my FUTURE is in God's hands."

The psychology of the world teaches that there can be no disconnection from our past faults and failures. Alcoholics Anonymous teaches that the alcoholic will always be a recovering alcoholic. That would be true if it were not for the blood of Jesus. Because of the blood, and only by the blood, is there a disconnection of sin.
According to Romans 6:14, because of the blood, sin shall no longer have dominion over me.
According to 1 John 1:9, because of the blood, I am forgiven and cleansed from all my iniquities.
And according to 1 Corinthians 6:11, because of the blood, I am washed, sanctified and justified.
I confess my sins to the One who is faithful to forgive me and cleanse me from all unrighteousness. And I cast all of my care upon the One who cares for me. Thank you, Father that I am free and care free!





PAST, PRESENT And FUTURE
(Adapted from 1 Corinthians 13:6; 1 John 1:9; 1 Peter 5:7)
Verse:
My past
(past is under the blood)
My present
(present is on the alter)
My future is in God's hands
(My future is in, my future is in God's hands)
(Repeat)

Chorus:
I'm confessing
(confessing all of my sins)
All of my sins
(confessing all of my sins)
To the one
(to the one who is)
Who is faithful to forgive
(faithful to forgive)
And I'm casting
(casting all of my care)
All of my care
(casting all of my care)
On the one
(one who cares for me)
Who cares for me
(one who cares for me)

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

MY SOURCE / Jesus Is A Fountain



This is the 3rd of 7 devotions 
with the theme from 1 Peter 5:7
“Casting Care”


(Adapted from 1 Corinthians 13:5; Genesis 16; 1 Peter 5:7)

The story of Hagar and Ishmael is a classic of God's will and man's will differing. Sarah insisted that Abraham have relations with Hagar to bear him a child. Sarah took control and manipulated Abraham and Hagar to get what she thought she wanted. When Ishmael was born, Sarah had a bigger problem than she previously had and it was not long before Hagar and her son were sent away into the desert. Why did God tell Abraham to send Hagar and Ishmael away? Perhaps it was because it was not the will of God in the first place. Do you think that God intended to care for the needs of these two fugitives even though they were outcasts? He absolutely did.

What if Hagar's child had died in the desert? Would Abraham and Sarah have been held responsible for the death of the child, Ishmael? God told Abraham to heed to the word of Sarah and to send Hagar away. Therefore God was solely responsible for Hagar's and Ishmael's well being. Abraham and Sarah were released from caring for the woman and her child when Abraham obeyed God.

As Sarah's handmaiden, Hagar had always depended totally on her. She was her source for every need. In the desert, do you think that Hagar looked to God to fulfill her needs? In her eyes, Abraham and Sarah had failed her. She was in the desert and her child was dying of thirst.

God wanted Hagar to understand that Abraham was not her source. He created a miracle in the desert to provide for her. My employer may be the one who writes my check every week but God wants me to know in no uncertain terms that my employer is not my source. God alone is my source of every need that I have.

Just as Hagar cast her care on God and did not turn back to seek out Abraham or Sarah, I should not cast my care on those who could cut me off and send me away tomorrow. I should cast my care on the one who cares for me.

Father, I act on what I have read in the instruction manual of 1 Peter 5:7 concerning my cares. You are the one who cares for me. So in total abandon, I relinquish all my care upon the One who cares for me. I will bear these cares no more. My cares are not my responsibility anymore. They are Your cares and they are now in Your capable hands.




JESUS IS A FOUNTAIN
(Adapted from 1 Corinthians 13:5; Genesis 16)
Verse 1:
You can't keep living the way that you're living
You've got to find the answer and I know where to go
There ain't no joy and there ain't no peace
Till you find the shepherd of the fold
Chorus:
Jesus is a fountain of living water
If your down hearted and heavy your load
Jesus is a fountain of living water
He's life to a thirsty soul
Verse 2:
Hagar laid her child in the bushes to die
Everything looked like death
Then a fountain of water sprang up in the desert
When Jehovah Jirah gave her her request

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

WHAT TO DO WITH YOUR CARES / Casting All Your Cares




This is the 2nd of 7 devotions 
with the theme from 1 Peter 5:7
“Casting Care”

(Adapted from Psalm 46:1; John 8:32; 1 Corinthians13:5; Hebrews 7:25; 1 Peter 5:7

Every need or desire has an outcome to which it can be fulfilled. If you wanted to build a deck, you would hire a carpenter. If you needed someone to go before a judge on your behalf, you would seek out the best attorney in town. If you needed assistance with understanding your computer, you would find a teenager or maybe even a child. 

Our Father wants us to know that He can handle our cares. He has the power and capability to fulfill any need that we could ever have. All we have to do is to give our cares, our concerns and our worries to him. We cast our cares and we receive back from Him grace, mercy, strength, deliverance or whatever the fulfillment of our need happens to be.

"Give all your worries and cares to God, 
for He cares about you."

He really, really cares for you.

Father, I relinquish all of my cares on you now. I look to no other to meet my needs. There is not a person on this earth who cares for me like you do and no one could ever fulfill the desires that I have like You can. I cast my cares on you for you really do care for me.

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Devotion Authored by Kent&RebeccaCooley



CASTING ALL YOUR CARES
Devotion: What To Do With Your Cares
(Adapted from Psalm 46:1; John 8:32; 1 Corinthians13:5; Hebrews 7:25; 1 Peter 5:7)
Verse:
He's a very present help in time of trouble
He's a very present help in time of need
When you call on Him
He'll be there on the double
If you need a friend
He'll be a friend indeed
Chorus:
Casting all your cares on Him for He cares for you
Casting all your cares on Him for He knows what to do
Are you aware that you can cast all your cares?
Are you aware that He cares for you?
Bridge:
In total abandon, you can cast your cares, He intercedes
In total abandon, you can cast your cares and you'll be free
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WordsAndMusic by KentCliffordCooley
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Sunday, September 14, 2014

HOW TO CAST / He Cares For Me




This is the 1st of 7 devotions with the theme from 1 Peter 5:7



(Adapted from 1 Corinthians 13:5, 1 Peter 5:7)

How do you cast your care on God when you are in the middle of a catastrophic event? How do you roll your cares over on the Lord when you are suffering or watching a loved one suffer? It's easy to give the advice to cast your cares on God when the road gets a little rough. But how do you cast your cares and get a handle on trust when you are going through the fire? You go through the process the same as you would on a normal trial or test and you cast your cares literally and exactly.

The first thing that must be done is to address and dismantle fear out loud. The number one enemy we battle when we are in the middle of a tragic event is fear. Fear is the inside of you panicking over what you see and hear. It is used by the enemy to slam into you like a bulldozer tearing down a house and it makes everything look hopeless and devastating. But fear is only a ploy of the evil one. The process of casting our cares on the Lord and receiving His grace and mercy begins with casting out fear. Fear is a door that the enemy walks through and fear is a door that we must close to receive from God.

After disassembling fear at any given moment and for as many times as needed, we then speak the Word of the Living God. "Jesus Christ lives inside of me and He cares for me! He went to Calvary and His blood was shed for me!"

Father, thank you for Your Word. The power of Your Word dismisses fear and brings deliverance in a time of trouble, even a time of tragedy. I cast my cares on you and I believe that you care for me. I steal away to a secret place with you and I know that I will receive the power and the anointing that will bring deliverance. Thank you for the power of YourWord that carries me through the fire and helps me to cast my care on you.

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Devotion authored by RebeccaAnnCooley





HE CARES FOR ME
Devotion: How To Cast
(Adapted from 1 Corinthian s13:5; 1 Peter 5:7)
Verse 1:
Why did He go to Calvary
Why was His life blood shed there for me
Why did the Father send His son from heaven
There's just one reason first Peter five verse seven
Chorus:
He cares for me / He cares for me
He cares for me / He cares for me
(Repeat)
Bridge:
Sometimes I'm discouraged and troubled my soul
But there is a secret place I can go
I just steal away in Jesus and that's where I stay,
Reminded of this scripture,
Enraptured by this phrase
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WordsAndMusic by KentCliffordCooley
Devotion by RebeccaAnnCooley

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Friday, September 12, 2014

DOING PHILIPPIANS 4:6 And 7 / No Worries



This is the 7th of 7 devotions with the theme
From 1 Corinthians 13:5
"Love Is Not Fretful, Anxious or Worrisome"
This is the impartation devotion


(Adapted from 1 Corinthians 13:5; Philippians 4:6)

Life was happening to me one day and I found myself under much duress. “What am I going to do?” I asked myself. Instantly, I remembered Philippians 4, verse 6 and 7. As I was alone in our living room, I answered myself out loud, “I am going to do Philippians 4 and verse 6 and 7 right now!” I opened up my Bible to the scripture and read it out loud, confessed it with my mouth and believed it in my heart. I did what my instruction manual told me to do.
Philippians 4:6 and 7 not only instructs us but commands us,

Do not be anxious about anything.”

It just told us what not to do, now it is telling us what to do.

“But in everything by prayer and petition
make your definite requests known unto God with thanksgiving.

What is the result of this process?

“and the peace that passes all understanding
will keep your heart and your minds through Christ Jesus.

So I confessed, “Father, I am not anxious about anything.” I make my request known to God. I began to thank my Father for every blessing that came to my mind. The thanksgiving caused me to become thankful and I could literally begin to feel the anxiety lift off of me. I cast my cares on the One who cares for me. I vividly remember the peace of God coming over me just like the Word said it would. The care of my anxiety was gone and I was confident that God would take care of the circumstance.

So when life happens to you, just do Philippians 4 verse 6 and 7 just like I did. It will work every time it is tried. 

Father, I am not anxious about anything. I make my request known unto you with thanksgiving. Thank you for the peace that passes all understanding now keeping my heart and my mind through your son, Christ Jesus.

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Devotion Authored by KentCliffordCooley
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NO WORRIES
(Adapted from 1 Corinthians 13:5; Philippians 4:6)
Verse:
I was heavy-laden with a load of care,
Then I remembered Philippians 4 and 6
I left my cares there, I left my cares there
Chorus:
No Worries, God is in control
No Worries, I’ll make my request known
And the peace that passes all understanding
Will keep our hearts and our minds through Christ Jesus
And the peace that passes all understanding
Will keep our hearts and our minds through Christ Jesus
Bridge:
I chose to be thankful and not to complain
I believe in God
I trust in his name, I trust in his name, I trust in his name,
It’s the name above all names
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WordsAndMusic by KentCliffordCooley
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Thursday, September 11, 2014

SPEAK TO YOUR SOUL / Rather, I Will Say

This is the 6th of 7 devotions with the theme
From 1 Corinthians 13:5
"Love Is Not Fretful, Anxious or Worrisome"


SPEAK TO YOUR SOUL
(Adapted from John 12:27-28)
Do you think Jesus was ever troubled and distressed? He was. How did He handle it? He spoke to His soul and made it align with truth.

Speaking of His death, Jesus said, My soul is troubled and distressed. But what shall I say? Should I say, Father, save Me from this hour of trial and agony? But it was for this very purpose that I have come to this hour that I might undergo it. Rather, I will say, ‘Father, glorify, honor and extol Your own name!’

Jesus spoke to His soul and told Himself that the very purpose of His life on earth was to come to this hour of trial. As soon as He verified this truth and His soul lined up with His spirit, His Father spoke to Him,I have already glorified it, and I will glorify it again!’
Jesus was not about to let His soul dictate what His flesh would do. He spoke truth to His soul and caused His soul to align with it. When He did this, His Father spoke to Him! Our Father will do the same for us! He longs for us to speak to our souls and align ourselves with truth so that we may hear His voice.

Father, I speak to my soul this morning. I place myself in kingdom order and I accept the trial I am facing right now as a stepping stone to the next level of my life. I do not ask You to remove the trial. It is for this purpose that I must go to a new level in You. Thank you for insight and revelation. Thank you for victory over this trial and not deliverance. I am not the vine. I am the branch. I am not the teacher. I am the pupil. I am not the parent. I am the child. I am not the employer. I am the employee. I humble myself under correction. I overcome by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of my testimony. My testimony this morning is that I have spoken to my soul and brought it into submission to Your word. I truly expect to hear Your voice today.

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Devotion Authored by RebeccaCooley
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RATHER I WILL SAY
Devotion: Speak to Your Soul
(Adapted from John 12:27-28)

Verse 1:
Now my soul is troubled and distressed,
What shall I say, Father save me from this hour?
But it was for this very purpose that I have come to this hour
That I may undergo it
Rather I will say,
Father glorify, honor and extol Lord, Your name
Then there came a voice out of heaven saying,
I have already glorified and I will glorify it again

Verse 2:
As we travel through trouble and distress
We’re not gonna stay, we’re just passing through
We give the Father praise with every word we say
We have fresh perspective, We won’t be dismayed

Chorus 1:
Rather I will say, Father glorify, honor and extol Lord Your name
Then there came a voice out of heaven,
I have already glorified and I will glorify it again and again and again and again
I will glorify it again

Chorus 2:
Rather we will say,
Father glorify, honor and extol Lord Your name
I can hear a voice out of heaven,
I have already glorified
And I will glorify it again and again and again and again
I will glorify it again
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WordsAndMusic by KentCliffordCooley
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