Bringing The Words of God To The Word Of God

Today’s Word Of Encouragement From Wayne: “You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; it is these that testify about Me” John 5:39 The religious experts of Jesus’ day had made a big mistake in their approach to Scripture. They thought that life was received in the understanding of the words. But the words were lifeless without the Word of God, Jesus Christ. Jesus told them that the Scriptures testified of Him. The casual reader may not see this, but the true seeker of God knows that we must bring God’s words to God, to THE Word of God, Jesus our Christ. We read the Scriptures correctly, in the true light and Spirit of God, when we see them as a continuous

Looking For The Testimony Of Jesus

Today’s Word Of Encouragement From Wayne: “The testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy” Revelation 19:10 The spirit, the purpose, of all prophecy throughout Scripture, both Old and New Testaments, is “the testimony of Jesus.” Every word uttered by God has It’s ultimate goal being that of testifying and revealing Christ to us and to this world. Let us gratefully approach and read the whole of God’s word in this same simple and direct way. Let us receive and understand this beautiful truth; that “the spirit” of every word and prophecy in Scripture is specifically and ultimately given so that you and I might live in a continual state of transformation as we behold “the testimony of Jesus”

Seek His Face Continually

Today’s Word Of Encouragement From Wayne: “Seek the Lord and His strength; seek His face continually” Psalm 105:4 Seeking after God’s face strengthens us in “His strength.” When we continually seek after God’s face, this means we are always beholding Him, “fixing our eyes upon Jesus” (Hebrews 12:2). This also means, perhaps even more importantly, that God’s face is always towards us when we seek Him. We are not seeking after the back of God’s head. No, we are seeking His face and if we seek His face then we see His face, and this can only mean that God’s face is toward us - in loving grace (“Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord” Genesis 6:8). By the grace of Jesus Christ we have become b

Glory In His Name

Today’s Word Of Encouragement From Wayne: “Glory in His holy name; let the heart of those that seek the Lord be glad” Psalm 105:3 Oh if only the hearts of all of God’s people were glad right now, this would help so much, for our own lives and for our testimony, with power, of Jesus Christ to this world. This Scripture gives us such a simple, perhaps even childlike, yet direct and decisive way for us to “be glad,” even in the midst of this world and troubling times. Let us glory in His holy name - let us give all our trust to Him so all our joy may be in Him, Who “first loved us” (1 John 4:19). Let us know and experience the abundance of life we have entered into because of Jesus “Christ, Who

Let God Be Wonderful To You

Today’s Word Of Encouragement From Wayne: “Sing to Him, sing praises to Him; speak of all His wonders” Psalm 105:2 When we allow His praises to fill our temple, the temple that is us, then all of our thoughts become purified. Praise is intended to be like incense to God, filling the air in the temple with the overwhelming scent of the Holy Spirit. The only scent (or thought) in the temple is the scent and the sense of praise. Sing to God. Sing a new song. Make it up right now and fill your song with praises. Don’t be shy with God in His presence for truly, this is not about us. It’s all about Him! Step into Him and you will decrease in your thoughts of self. Become melted in His presence. Si

Living Joyfully & Effectively

Today’s Word Of Encouragement From Wayne: “Oh give thanks to the Lord, call upon His name; make known His deeds among the peoples” Psalm 105:1 Here is a beautifully succinct way for you and I to live each day joyfully and effectively in the Lord. First, let us give thanks to the Lord. Let us Give thanks for Who He is and for all He has done for us. Second, let us call upon His name. Yes call upon the name of Jesus Christ, our Savior, our Good Shepherd, our High Priest and all that the Scriptures declare of Him. Call upon the name of Abba Father, our “Daddy” God Who has “sent forth the Spirit of His son into our hearts crying, ‘Abba!’ Father!’” (Galatians 4:6). Third, after we give thanks to

In The Company Of Thanksgiving

Today’s Word Of Encouragement From Wayne: “And all the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures; and they fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, saying, ‘Amen, blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might, be to our God forever and ever. Amen’” Revelation 7:11-12 Just look at the amazing company thanksgiving keeps in this great verse from the book of Revelation. Just as this verse suggests, I believe that our maintaining a spirit of thanksgiving in God’s presence allows us to be more aware of His “blessing and glory and wisdom” and His “honor and power and might” in our lives and over our live

Offering A Sacrifice Of Thanksgiving

Today’s Word Of Encouragement From Wayne: “He who offers a sacrifice of thanksgiving honors Me” Psalm 50:23 How do we as Christians offer to God “a sacrifice of thanksgiving” in this day and why would it be a sacrifice at all to offer God thanksgiving? If we are distressed and downcast, and don’t even feel worthy to enter God’s presence, and yet we sacrifice our feelings about ourselves and our state of mind, to praise our God anyway, this is a sacrifice of praise. O beloved child of God, learn from your Lord how lovingly He sees your sacrifice of praise. Learn to love the sacrifice of praise. The author of the New Testament letter to the Hebrews wrote this encouragement, “Through Him then,

Thanksgiving In Prayer Equals Peace In Prayer

Today’s Word Of Encouragement From Wayne: “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” Philippians 4:6-7 Which would you prefer; to be anxious while you pray or to be in the peace of God while you pray? Thanksgiving is the difference between these two states of awareness. Prayer without thanksgiving is sure way to anxiety, for even while we pray we allow our needs to be greater than God’s Own Person of peace, with the result often being that we magnify our needs instead of our Lord, and what could ha

Keeping Alert With An Attitude Of Thanksgiving

Today’s Word Of Encouragement From Wayne: “Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with an attitude of thanksgiving” Colossians 4:2 Here is a great piece of advice and encouragement for us, from the apostle Paul, concerning how we may experience a more enlivened and effectual prayer life. Let us keep alert with an attitude of thanksgiving. Giving thanks to God keeps us most blessedly aware of our Lord. Whereas praying without thanksgiving can lock us up in complete self-awareness, thereby depriving ourselves of the great blessing that God’s presence provides. I recommend that before you even pray that you would first “enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise” (Ps

Magnify Him With Thanksgiving

Today’s Word Of Encouragement From Wayne: “I will praise the name of God with song and magnify Him with thanksgiving” Psalm 69:30 Bless your loving Lord O child of God, for this Scripture is telling us that when we come before our God with thanksgiving, He becomes magnified! God is enlarged in our presence when we praise Him in His presence! What a most amazing and gracious blessing this is for our lives. Don’t let God be small to you, especially when you could be praising Jesus with thanksgiving and seeing Him become magnified. Giving thanks to God is like putting a magnifying glass on God. He, of course is always the same, but we see Him more clearly, more accurately, more truly, when we “

Come Before His Presence With Thanksgiving

Today’s Word Of Encouragement From Wayne: “O come, let us sing for joy to the Lord, let us shout joyfully to the rock of our salvation. Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving, let us shout joyfully to Him with Psalms” Psalm 95:2 What a sweet word of encouragement this is. Yes, our Lord is inviting us to “come before His presence with thanksgiving.” Right now, beloved child of God, give thanks to God for His indwelling presence, abiding within you as promised, in Father, Son and Spirit (John 14:16&23). “Come before His presence,” which is to consciously draw near to God’s presence, “with thanksgiving.” Entering God’s presence is most beautifully accomplished when a spirit of thanks

Entering His Gates With Thanksgiving

Today’s Word Of Encouragement From Wayne: “Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him, bless His name. For the Lord is good; His lovingkindness is everlasting” Psalm 100:4-5 When we “enter His gates with thanksgiving,” this indicates that we know Whom we are approaching, our great God Who has loved us with an everlasting love, and this explains why we are in such a blessed state of thanksgiving. Approaching God and His presence with an attitude of thanksgiving, is the very key that unlocks the door, in your spirit and mind, to actually experiencing and appreciating God’s presence. When we “enter His gates with thanksgiving,” this represents our thinking

Have A Lovingkindness Thanksgiving

Today’s Word Of Encouragement From Wayne: “Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, for His lovingkindness is everlasting” Psalm 136:1 Let us praise our God today, for His lovingkindness is with us always. God’s lovingkindness is everlasting. This means that God’s lovingkindness is ever-present, living and abiding within us through the Holy Spirit, of Whom the Apostle Paul wrote, “the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us” (Romans 5:5). “Lovingkindness” is THE key word in Psalm 136, being repeated at the close of every single one of it’s twenty six verses. This represents the consistency, the everlastingness, and the great balancing asp

Have A Thanksgiving For God Is Good

Today’s Word Of Encouragement From Wayne: “Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, for His lovingkindness is everlasting” Psalm 136:1 Here are two great reasons for you and I to live in a state of perpetual thanksgiving to God. First, “He is good.” Amen. God is good... all of the time. So, let us “give thanks” all of the time. Let us allow the Holy Spirit to so fill our hearts with the presence of our God Who “is good” that our spiritual mind set will always be to “give thanks” to God. The more we give thanks to God because “He is good,” the more we will be aware of and believe that God is good, and therefore the more blessed we will be. Become joyfully acquainted with thanking God that He

Extolling Our Lord

Today’s Word of Encouragement From Wayne: “I will extol You, my God, O King, and I will bless Your name forever and ever. Every day I will bless You, and I will praise Your name forever and ever. Great is the Lord and highly to be praised” Psalm 145:1-3 To extol your Lord is to keep Him ever before you, in praise and adoration, while your own spirit experiences renewal in His presence, through your every remembrance and proclamation of the greatness of the Lord. David wrote, “On the glorious splendor of Your majesty and on Your wonderful works, I will meditate” (Verse 5). This is how to prepare for, and continue in, extolling the Lord. If praises are not immediately flying from your spirit t

I Will Bless Your Name Forever And Ever

Today’s Word Of Encouragement From Wayne: “I will extol You, my God, O King, and I will bless Your name forever and ever.” Every day I will bless You, and I will praise Your name forever and ever. Great is the Lord and highly to be praised” Psalm 145:1-3 In this last of David’s Psalms we see that his outlook upon his Lord remained consistent throughout all of his years. David’s first love was the Lord and, because of that simple, complete, singular, profound truth, David loved to be in the presence of his God, Whom he loved, as often as possible. As you and I practice our priesthood before our God on an “every day” basis, like David did, soon our first thought, our blessed default first thou

We Are Blessed, Chosen, and Brought Near To Dwell With God

Today’s Word Of Encouragement From Wayne: “How blessed is the one whom You choose and bring near to You to dwell in Your courts. We will be satisfied with the goodness of Your house, Your holy temple” Psalm 65:4 O Lord, thank You for blessing us, and choosing us, and bringing us near to You, so that we may dwell with You in Your courts. In Your courts we are satisfied, O Lord our God, and in Your courts we will continue to be satisfied for we have tasted the goodness of Your house. We have tasted and seen that You are good and we praise Your holy name Abba Father. May we never forget that You have blessed, chosen, and brought us near to You, so we may dwell with You and be satisfied with You

Satisfied With God’s Goodness

Today’s Word Of Encouragement From Wayne: “How blessed is the one whom You choose and bring near to You to dwell in Your courts. We will be satisfied with the goodness of Your house, Your holy temple” Psalm 65:4 God’s goodness is here right now to satisfy you. I believe David was already satisfied with the goodness of God’s house, through his years of ministering to the Lord. So it was easy for him to continue with this confident confession, based upon his experience, “We will be satisfied with the goodness of Your house.” In the 34th Psalm David had entreated people, writing “O taste and see that the Lord is good; how blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him!” (Psalm 34: 8). When David mi

We Are Blessed To Be Brought “Near To You”

Today’s Word Of Encouragement From Wayne: “How blessed is the one whom You choose and bring near to You to dwell in Your courts. We will be satisfied with the goodness of Your house, Your holy temple” Psalm 65:4 “How blessed” are you this day, beloved of God? Praise God! Yes, to be a priest unto our Lord, chosen by Him, to dwell in His courts, “near to You,”is a great, great blessing that each of us have already been given in Jesus Christ, Who “has made us to be a kingdom, priests to His God and Father” (Revelation 1:6). God has graciously chosen us and has blessed us with our priesthood in Him. Every time we enter His courts to minister to our Lord, it is the Holy Spirit within us entreatin

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