Words Unto The Lord

by Anita Mondragon
 
“And it shall come to pass, that BEFORE they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.”  Isaiah 65:24
 

A few years back, our family was going through some very hard financial times.  We were being spiritually attacked on all sides from the enemy, and it seemed he would not let up on us for a moment.  I wrote a series of ‘words unto the Lord’ at that time.  This is the second one of that series.

1 How long oh Lord will the riches of the world be held in the hands of those whose hearts are far from you?

2 Rain down your blessings upon me oh Lord that I may be a blessing to others.


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Hurry, Hurry, Hurry

by Anita Mondragon
 
“Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.”  Ephesians 5: 20
 
The sun comes up…we’re on our way;
Off to work in a hurry…no time to pray!
Not a moment to waste…not a minute to spare;
Too busy deciding just what we should wear.
Can’t find the keys, and the cell phone is dead…

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When I Am Discouraged

by Francine Rodriguez
 
It seems like I give my all and yet no one appreciates what I do. I seem to always be shot down just when I feel that I am making some progress in my life.
 
We read in 1 Samuel 30 that David felt the same way but he discovered that sometimes we just have to learn how to encourage ourselves in the Lord. David and his men had returned home to Ziklag to find that the Amalekites had been there and they had raided and burned the city of Ziklag. But the worst was that they had taken all the women, their sons, and daughters and all that were there, young and old captive. 

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So This Is How It Ends

by Anita Mondragon
 
“…Well done, my good and faithful servant…enter into the joy of the Lord.  Matthew 25:21

Yard sales are one of my favorite pass-times! Feeling blessed that we had happened upon an estate sale, my husband and I hurriedly found a parking space and dashed inside.  It was a huge old mansion filled with priceless artwork, antiques, and expensive jewelry.  At one point, the grandeur of the place overtook me, and I stood in awe taking in all the wealth lying within the walls; but only for an instant, for I was ready to look for treasures.  Then…it hit me, and I began to cry.  As the tears streamed down my face, one woman approached me and asked if I was related to the deceased of the estate.  I assured her that I was only a shopper…just like her.  Unable to explain the tears, she quickly moved on to the next room, eyeing me curiously as she went as though I was somehow deranged. I began to look for my husband


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The Mouse In My Garage

by Anita Mondragon

“There he goes!” screamed grandma as she lifted her feet high in the air.  We were sitting on the patio, enjoying our breakfast when a tiny mouse ran by our feet.  He was running as fast as the wind!  We didn’t see him for the rest of the day…he was in hiding.  “I think we scared him more than he scared us!” I said, with a chuckle.

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Lifting Up Holy Hands

by Francine Rodriguez
 
It was a great battle in Rephidim where God revealed himself as “Jehovah Nissi, The Lord is My Banner”. It happened as Israel had crossed the Red Sea. “The Amalekites came and attacked the Israelites at Rephidim.” (Ex. 17:8) Moses the man of God said to Joshua, choose some of our men and go out to fight the Amalekites. Tomorrow I will stand on top of the hill with the staff of God in my hands.”
 
So Joshua fought the Amalekites as Moses had ordered, while Moses, Aaron his brother and Hur his assistant went to the top of the hill to pray. As long as Moses lifted his hands to pray the Israelites were winning the battle; but when he lowered his hands, the Amalekites were winning.

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The Master Tailor

by Mike Mondragonn  

“I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for He hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, He hath covered me with the robe of righteousness as a bridegroom bedecks himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.” Isaiah 61:10

 
What does it all matter, what does it all mean?
Life is hard to live all the time mending the seams,

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Markers In A Row

by Anita Mondragon

“NOW is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.”  2 Corinthians 6:2

In John 10:9, Jesus said: “I am the door.  If anyone enters by ME, he will be saved.”  One day, the door of God’s mercy will close.  Our response to Jesus, and His offer of salvation will determine our destination.  Come now…while the door of mercy is still open!

I walked among the dead today;

I saw their markers in a row…

And not a sound was heard at all,


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Who Me?

by Franicine Rodriguez
 
Can you believe it we are already in February and rounding the corner to another brand new month? Time just seems to be flying by and we wonder how can we get everything done, how can we keep up? Sometimes it just seems to be so overwhelming. I want you to remind you of the scripture God has given to us in Philippians 4:13  “ I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.”  Let me encourage you, with these words “You can make it!”

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The Sincere Fireman

by Anita Mondragon
 
By now, the smoke was billowing out of the tenth story window of the apartment building.  The fire had been ablaze for some time.  The street was crowded with onlookers as the flames leapt higher and higher into the sky.

No one was sure just how the fire had started.  Perhaps it had begun in the basement of the building where some old rags had been stored too close to the furnace and ignited. As the crowd in the street looked on in dismay, a man shouted, “Look!” as he pointed to the window full of smoke.  A brave young fireman had gone up just moments before on a ladder and crawled through the burning window to look for survivors.  Now, here he was, coming back out!  As he stepped onto the first rung of the ladder, the crowd cheered with a loud voice.  Everyone was relieved that he had made it!  But…something was wrong!


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One Response to “Forgiven- A Daily Devotional”

  1. Anita says:

    What a great prayer! As Believers, this is the kind of stuff we should be seeking God for on a daily basis!
    Thanks for the reminder sister Francine!
    -anita

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