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God Is… Each & Everyday (Intro Excerpt)


To follow is an excerpt of the Introduction to the devotional “God Is… Each and Everyday”

If I asked the question, “who do you think loved God the most in the bible, besides Jesus,” I believe the overwhelming response would be David. The Book of Psalm, being the evidence, bears his passionate expressions of love, devotion, dependence, and submission to a holy God. The scriptures attributed to his writing, demonstrates an earnest heart-to-heart connection between God and man.

Throughout the bible God declares how much He loves us, and how He pursues us for reciprocation of that love. He gives us advice, instruction, precepts, and examples on how we can fall in love with Him and sustain that love. Each day, we have access to an open-book (Bible) examination to measure our level of faithfulness and devotion to Him.

When we accept the love of God by yielding our hearts to Him, accepting the redemptive work of Jesus Christ, we tend to fall in love with Him so easily. Of course it is the indwelling presence of His Holy Spirit that is our divine assistance to do so. We are so in love with God that we run and tell anyone who will listen how wonderful we feel. “God is so great and I will never stop loving Him” might be your easy, daily testimony and confession.

How wonderful it is to be smitten like never before because you now know what true and eternal love feels like. You profess that you will love Him more than your physical stuff.

Some poetically declare to themselves and others, “I have put away the idols. Nothing and no one comes before the Lord my Maker. Gone so far away from me are the things that are temporal, that gathers dust and perishes so quickly. Oh how my heart beats only for Him. I will never love anyone like I do Him, my beloved. He is perfection, He is true, and there is none like Him. I think of Him moment-by-moment, day by day, week by week. My thoughts of love and devotion never fails, because He provides for me, He protects me, He comforts and loves me with an everlasting love. When His name is spoken my heart skips, and I lie awake on my bed pondering what He will do next. I can’t stop praising and worshiping my God. So great is He, my possession and obsession.”

Did you or do you ever say or think that?

For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear;
but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.

Romans 8:15 KJV

Areli MediaWorks  |  2016
http://www.praywhatgodsays.weebly.com

 

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Some Mountains


No one is exempt from challenges. When we are confronted with circumstances that hinder progress or success in life, health and well-being, those challenges are often referred to as mountains. Many obstacles may appear unsurmountable and cause us to fear and/or resign to hopelessness. But we can take comfort in Mark 11:23 that says, “For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.”

I have experienced favorable results many times by declaring this scripture over my life. But there have been instances where I wondered about the mountains that didn’t move. Proverbs 3:6 says “In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”

When you seek God’s direction, you will find there are some mountains that have to be climbed. These are challenges you must endure. For instance, you may have to learn new tasks to keep your job. Or if you become ill, you have to treat your body differently, and experience therapies to achieve physical and emotional healing and wholeness. As you learn how to navigate, ascend and descend this mountain it becomes a testimony to share with or help another person. 2Corinthians 12:9 — “And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”

God might tell you to go around some mountains. A company I worked for in the early 70s had job openings in a technical classification. I was a secretary and the new jobs preferred applicants with education or skills and experience in the technical field. I really wanted to do something new and increase my income but was told I wasn’t even qualified to apply. So I enrolled in a technical school taking a certificate course in the evenings in basic electronics. I was the only female in the class and I was often challenged by the course, instructor and classmates, but that didn’t deter me. Upon completion, I added my certificate to the job application. A few weeks later, I was promoted and worked as a technician for many years with that company. Isaiah 30:21– “And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.”

There are some mountains that demand that you turn around and go the opposite direction. God and experience with trying to traverse this mountain will show you that trying to align yourself with some people, places, events, and associations will lead to ungodly soul-ties, toxic relationships, violence, addictions even sin and death. Psalm 18:17 — “He delivered me from my strong enemy, and from them which hated me: for they were too strong for me.”

Some mountains are not yours, meaning they are not your assignment. These mountains may be far beyond your spiritual maturity and you are not to challenge or contend with them. Be still, cover yourself with prayer, praise and worship the Lord and watch what He will do. 2Chronicles 20:15–“And he said, Hearken ye, all Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem, and thou king Jehoshaphat, Thus saith the LORD unto you, Be not afraid nor dismayed by reason of this great multitude; for the battle is not yours, but God’s.”

Titus 3:9 —“But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain.”

As long as we prayerfully consider the challenges, the mountains that beset us, God will give us an answer for what we must do about them. James 1:5 —“If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.”

1John 5:14-15–“And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.”

 

Christine Brooks Martin, author
“Pray What God Says”
“Talk to God with Affirmations of Faith”
“He That Healeth Thee”
“Little Book, Big Prayers” (a 4-book series)
“Christine’s Short-Shorts”

Areli MediaWorks  |  2014

Praise: A Weapon and Benefit


What do you desire or need to happen in your life? Your thoughts are creative and have attraction. You draw to yourself what you think, imagine, and create. So remember what the scriptures say… to think on the things that are good, just, pure, noteworthy, of a good report, etc. And that is what you can cause to flow into your life. Avoid anyone or anything that will cause you to focus on negative thoughts and scenarios. You have the power to control your thoughts and/or engagement with other people. As you rest in the Lord, help your mind, body and spirit heal itself. Allow God to fix what you can’t and show Him you will be faithful to keep the healing you receive.

My ultimate prescription for your healing is to keep yourself in a mode of praise to God. When you praise Him, it welcomes a greater measure of His presence around you. Heartfelt praise brings peace that surpasses understanding and unspeakable joy. You will begin to think and feel what God thinks and feel about you. His presence attracts the right people and circumstances to benefit your environment and overall health.

The adversary of your soul is a robber, thief and destroyer and he acts like a kidnapper. The first thing a kidnapper does is keep you from getting the attention of others. That is why praise is a mighty weapon. It gets the attention of God and draws His presence. Whoso offereth praise glorifieth me: and to him that ordereth his conversation aright will I shew the salvation of God (Psalm 50:23).

When you call on the Lord, you are focusing on the King of Glory. Remember, the Holy Spirit is your helper, comforter, and teacher. So when you cry out to Him in prayer, He comes to your defense. When you praise the names of God and declare who you are in Christ Jesus, you gain His peace, blessings and deliverance to your heart, soul and spirit.

God loves you. That’s why I point you to Him instead of me, things and other people. I hope you will get to know and trust with confidence that He cares about you. —Excerpt from the book “He That Healeth Thee”

Christine Brooks Martin, author
“Pray What God Says”
“Talk to God with Affirmations of Faith”
“He That Healeth Thee”
“Christine’s Short-Shorts”
“Little Book, Big Prayers” 4-book series

Areli MediaWorks  |  2013

Prayer for Strength


A reading from the book
“Talk to God with Affirmations of Faith”
By Christine Brooks Martin

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“Read an eBook Week” Promotion – March 3-9


Smashwords.com has kicked off the 5th year of “Read an Ebook Week” Promotion March 3 through 9th

“Read an Ebook Week” is an international celebration of ebooks in which thousands of authors, publishers and retailers feature FREE and DISCOUNTED ebooks to help promote the joys of e-reading to the world’s readers.

As a Smashwords author you can download my three books as well as other great titles that are included in the promotion. Available in all formats: (Kindle, Nook, ePub, PDF, for eReaders, iPad, phone apps, PC/MAC)

“PRAY WHAT GOD SAYS” – $.99 — A valuable bible study companion to help you develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ through prayer. It contains a listing of topical scriptures relative to many areas of life like spiritual growth, family, health, provisional needs and evangelism.

“TALK TO GOD WITH AFFIRMATIONS OF FAITH” – $.99 — the sequel to “Pray What God Says,” containing scripturally-based affirmations to help you learn the scriptures relative to what God says about you, your access to Him, and His kingdom promises.

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Christine Brooks Martin
http://www.praywhatgodsays.weebly.com
Areli MediaWorks | 2013

Waiting On God


For God, who said, “Let there be light in the darkness,” has made this light shine in our hearts so we could know the glory of God that is seen in the face of Jesus Christ. We now have this light shining in our hearts, but we ourselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure. This makes it clear that our great power is from God, not from ourselves. We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed. We are perplexed, but not driven to despair. We are hunted down, but never abandoned by God. We get knocked down, but we are not destroyed. Through suffering, our bodies continue to share in the death of Jesus so that the life of Jesus may also be seen in our bodies.   –2Corinthians 4:6-10 (New Living Translation)

The scriptures tells us that the fervent, effectual (continuous and heartfelt) prayers of the righteous availeth much (will reveal manifestation). If it seems as though a situation has worsened or you only see small indications of progress, it is important to keep your confidence and trust in God. Hold on to the expectation that He is moving in your behalf. In His timing He will change your circumstances. When you pray without ceasing, you change too. You can achieve victory over your challenges.

If you see the small things He does for you, then rejoice. Praising God will release your blessings from the captivity of the enemy. Your life is held hostage by your mouth. So open your mouth to praise God and open your mouth to speak the release of His eternal promises (the scriptures) that do not fail. He will not forsake the cry of the righteous.

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Christine Brooks Martin, author
“Pray What God Says”
“Talk to God with Affirmations of Faith”
“Christine’s Short-Shorts”
Areli MediaWorks  |  2013

Free Gift at Pray What God Says


For a limited time, there is a free gift waiting for you
when you visit the Pray What God Says website.
Click on the “Prayers” link and you will be able to download the
PDF version of one of my books entitled
“TALK TO GOD WITH AFFIRMATIONS OF FAITH” 
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I hope you will be blessed by the seed I want to sow into your life.
Blessings in Abundance is my prayer for you.
Christine Brooks Martin
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