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Time For Change

Hey there. I just finished reading the Book of Proverbs this past weekend. I believe the Father has been instructing me to read this heavily insightful book from the Word of God.

I have downloaded several devotionals based on the life principles given to us in Proverbs, so I started off with a good working knowledge of the chapters and layout. Maybe it’s because I have just turned 40 years old, or the sun of life’s failures that represent themselves to me from time to time; but now more than ever I want what is real; authentic; truly edifying; and original. Simple yet effective. Even when confronted with the need to release the old ways is painfully obvious. I gladly kick those ways to the curb in the Spirit by repentance, releasing, and seeking /obeying God’s new life, in Jesus name.

This “kicking to the curb” is a whole hearted commitment to becoming this new woman…. Christ in me my hope of glory. Whether I become rich, or not; get married, or not; get new hair style, or not. Christ, and knowing Him is my prize; treasure; my reason; my help.

“I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.”
– Philippians 3:14 KJV

I need change without any promise of worldly gain. But let my heart be rooted and grounded in the love of Christ.

“That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,”
Ephesians 3:17 KJV

“For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.

Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.

Be not ye therefore partakers with them.”

-Ephesians 5:5‭-‬7 KJV

But this new lady won’t come any faster by me sitting in the window hoping and looking. I’ve got to get radical, tenacious and cut throat with that nasty sin nature…. my carnal mind.

I can, I will overcome; be renewed; and live by the faith of the Son of God, IJN

I John 5:4,5

Romans 12:1,2

Galatians 2:20

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Wisdom Calling!

Listen as Wisdom calls out! Hear as understanding raises her voice! On the hilltop along the road, she takes her stand at the crossroads. By the gates at the entrance to the town, on the road leading in, she cries aloud, “I call to you, to all of you! I raise my voice to all people.

Proverbs 8:1‭-‬4 NLT

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Saints On Fire by Eric M. Hill

I thought of you when I read this quote from “The Fire Series: Bones Of Fire, Trial By Fire, and Saints On Fire (Spiritual Warfare Novels Trilogy Box Set: Books 1 – 3)” by Eric M Hill –

“That something was she realized she was letting fear keep her from Jesus Christ and eternal life”

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Your Calling by Boris Joaquin

Day 2

Your Income: What do you have in your hand?

God considers all work to be sacred and will hold us accountable for ourselves to Him one day (Romans 14:12). For those called to lead, a heart of service is of great importance. We are called to lead like Jesus did. Read through Exodus 4:1-5. When God called Moses, He asked him what is it in his hands. God asked Moses to lay it on ground. What happened? It became a snake! God asked Moses to pick up again by the tail. And as he did, it became a staff again. What does the staff represent in Moses’ life? It was a sheperd’s staff. It represents his identity, as a shepherd. It represents his income, because sheep tending is his livelihood at that period in his life. It’s all he has. God is asking Moses to surrender all that everything that he has in his hands. God is asking the same thing from you and me. You job, your profession, you can offer up all that under His sovereign rule and authority. Paul urges us to “live a life worthy of the calling you have received (Ephesians 4:1) and reminds us that “God’s call and his gifts are irrevocable. (Romans 11:29). No one nor any organization can change our calling or gifting….which are God’s equipping for our service to him. “The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet (Frederick Buechner)”.

Personal Reflection: Read each Scripture below and write what the message says regarding your calling and/or purpose for being.

1. We have been given different gifts to prepare us for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up.

2. He who began a good work in us will carry it to completion.

Ephesians 4:11,12

Philipiians 1:6

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Your Personal Calling by Boris Joaquin

Day 1

Your Identity: Whose Are You? Whom Do You Serve?

The Word of God illuminates our identity as God’s beloved children. The Psalmist delares that we are “fearfully and wonderfully made” (Psalm 139:14 ). Furthermore, we are made in the image of God (Genesis 1:26) and we are uniquely designed to be in relationship with Him. As “God’s workmanship, (we are) created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”(Ephesians 2:10). By understanding our value as a child of God (Romans 8:16), our desire grows to respond to our calling to be fellow workers to serve His purposes on earth and as co-heirs with Christ in our future. (Roman 8:17)

Our lives are about God; they are not about us. Let me share with you our Primary and Secondary Calling:

1. Our primary calling is to BE in relationship with God, through the saving knowledge of His Son Jesus Christ.
2. Our secondary callings are to use our gifts and talents in God’s service and to His glory in playing the many life roles we are given – child, spouse, parent, worker, leader, etc.

Personal Reflection: Read each Scripture below and write what the message says regarding your calling and/or purpose for being.

1. We are called to be in relationship with God and to seek his Kingdom first.
2. God has a plan for our lives.

Reference scriptures:

Matthew 6:33

Jeremiah 29:11