My Name, My Eyes, And My Heart Are With You

Today’s Word Of Encouragement From Wayne: “I have chosen and consecrated this house that My name may be there forever, and My eyes and My heart will be there perpetually” 2 Chronicles 7:16 These are the words God spoke to Solomon after he had dedicated the temple he had built to the Lord. These are the words that have become true for us Christians as well, through the loving grace New Covenant blood of our sacrificial, atoning, and resurrected Savior, Jesus Christ. “The kindness of God” has led us “to repentance” (Romans 2:4), as the apostle Paul declared, through Jesus Christ, and now “we are the temple of the Living God” (2 Corinthians 6:16). So, just as in Solomon’s temple, the name of th

Dedicate Your Temple To The Lord

Today’s Word of Encouragement From Wayne: “Now therefore arise, O Lord God, to Your resting place, You and the ark of Your might; let your priests, O Lord God, be clothed with salvation and let Your Godly ones rejoice in what is good” 2 Chronicles 6:41 As Solomon closed his prayer of dedication over the temple he had built to God, as a place for the Lord to dwell and be worshiped, Solomon exhorted the priests to be “clothed with salvation” and to “rejoice in what is good.” It is good when you and I, as New Covenant priests unto our God, enter our inner room to be with our Lord, so we may be “clothed with salvation” in His presence and “rejoice in what is good” before Him. For the Lord God is

Will God Indeed Dwell With Mankind On The Earth?

Today’s Word Of Encouragement From Wayne: “But will God indeed dwell with mankind on the earth? Behold, heaven and the highest heaven cannot contain You; how much less this house which I have built” 2 Chronicles 6:18 King Solomon, David’s son, built a temple for the Lord God. In His prayer of humble dedication, of this temple to God, Solomon admitted that certainly no house could contain the Lord, for not even the heavens can contain our God. Yet Solomon’s desire, clearly, was that God would “indeed dwell with mankind on the earth.” Hallelujah! Because of Jesus Christ, our Messiah and Savior, you and I have the reality of this prayer of Solomon’s - living right within us! Jesus Christ, our I

Filling Your House With The Cloud Of God’s Goodness

Today’s Word Of Encouragement From Wayne: “In unison when the trumpeters and the singers were to make themselves heard with one voice to praise and to glorify the Lord, and when they praised the Lord saying, ‘He indeed is good for His lovingkindness is everlasting,’ then the house, the house of the Lord was filled with a cloud” 2 Chronicles 5:13 We are so blessed to know our Good Shepherd, Jesus Christ. Our Good Shepherd is good all of the time. So let us, “with one voice,” throughout our day, be “in unison” with our good God, by confessing His goodness and His everlasting lovingkindness, and let us live in the cloud of His good and loving presence. Amen. You and I can easily decide to be on

The Anointing Of Making Ourselves “Heard With One Voice”

Today’s Word Of Encouragement From Wayne: “The trumpeters and the singers were to make themselves heard with one voice to praise and to glorify the Lord, and when they praised the Lord saying, ‘He indeed is good for His lovingkindness is everlasting,’ then the house, the house of the Lord was filled with a cloud” 2 Chronicles 5:13 Jesus Christ, our risen and indwelling Savior, is presently the Head of the body of Christ, His Own church “which He purchased with His Own blood” (Acts 20:28). Nothing blesses our Abba Father more than our obeying the blood of Christ, and actually being the one true body of Christ that He has made us to be (Ephesians Ch. 4), with one singular voice, the voice of J

The Glory Of The Lord Filled The House

Today’s Word Of Encouragement From Wayne: “It happened that when the priests came from the holy place, the cloud filled the house of the Lord, so that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud, for the glory of the Lord filled the house of the Lord” 1 Kings 8:10-11 Would you like to experience the glory of the Lord filling your house today? Yes? Then enter “the house of the Lord” within you, as a priest to the Lord (Revelation 1:6), and minister to your Lord (Acts 13: 2) with love, gratitude and praises. Stand as a priest in God’s presence and bless His holy Name, for the Lord is so good. Linger in His presence, allow the cloud of glory to fill your house of the Lord, the

Dedicating Your Temple For The Lord

Today’s Word Of Encouragement From Wayne: “It happened that when the priests came from the holy place, the cloud filled the house of the Lord, so that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud, for the glory of the Lord filled the house of the Lord” 1 Kings 8:10-11 This wonderful event occurred during the dedication of Solomon’s temple, which he had built for the Lord. The ark of the covenant had just entered “the most holy place” (verse 6) and that’s when this happened - a cloud of glory so great that the priests could not even stand to minister. The glory of God overwhelmed them all. Oh praise God! When you and I realize that Jesus Christ, God’s ark of His New Covenant,

The Sweet Aroma & The Soothing Aroma

Today’s Word Of Encouragement From Wayne: “Thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and manifests through us the sweet aroma of the knowledge of Him in every place” 2 Corinthians 2:14 There is a sweet aroma produced within us as we grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ (2 Peter 3:18). It is the sweet aroma of Christ, Himself, in our every place. Knowing our Lord is everything. Knowing “Christ in you, the hope of glory” (Colossians 1:27) is what allows you to know, for sure, the truth of “the sweet aroma of the knowledge of Him in every place.” Because Jesus Christ dwells in you, therefore He is with you “in every place.” How are we to access this wonderful sweet

The Sweet Aroma Of The Knowledge of Him In Every Place

Today’s Word Of Encouragement From Wayne: “Thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and manifests through us the sweet aroma of the knowledge of Him in every place” 2 Corinthians 2:14 When you and I are following Jesus Christ, with our spiritual eyes fully open and fixed upon Him, then we know we are actually “always” being led in “triumph in Christ.” Following the leading of our Lord, truly, is our acquiescing in discipleship to solidly being led in triumph in Jesus Christ. Following Jesus is following in the footsteps of triumph, because our risen Savior is triumphant! Praise your Lord God today “Who always leads us in triumph in Christ.” Begin this new ascending path of

Closer To The Feet Of Jesus

Today’s Word Of Encouragement From Wayne: “Now a certain man was sick, Lazarus of Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha. It was the Mary who anointed the Lord with ointment, and wiped His feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick” John 11:1-2 Praise God! Through Mary’s example in the Gospels, we see how listening at the feet of Jesus leads to participating in an anointing at the feet of Jesus, bless His Name! Luke’s Gospel tells us of the time when Jesus went to the house of Mary and Martha. Of Mary, Scripture says she was “seated at the Lord’s feet, listening to His word” (Luke 10:39). Mary was as close to Jesus as she could get, humbly at His feet. When we sit at Jesu

And The House Was Filled With The Fragrance Of The Perfume

Today’s Word Of Encouragement From Wayne: “They made Him a supper there, and Martha was serving; but Lazarus was one of those reclining at the table with Him. Mary then took a pound of very costly perfume of pure nard, and anointed the feet of Jesus and wiped His feet with her hair, and the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume” John 12:2-3 Bless You Lord! Once more, in this beautiful account, we see Mary attentively at the feet of Jesus. Previously, in Luke’s Gospel, we saw Jesus encouraging Martha to choose “the good part, which shall not be taken away” (Luke 10:42) even as her sister Mary had done, who was “seated at the Lord’s feet, listening to His word” (Luke 10:39). Now,

Love Bade Them Go

Today’s Word Of Encouragement From Wayne: “Now after the Sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to look at the grave. And behold, Jesus met them and greeted them. And they came up and took hold of His feet and worshiped Him” Matthew 28:1&9 Perhaps these two women might have hesitated when they saw Jesus alive, Whom they thought was in the grave. They could have been awestruck, or have feinted, or have been fearful, or have run away, or have knelt at a distance. But that’s not what happened here. When they saw Jesus, love bade them go immediately to Jesus’ feet, and take hold of His feet in worship and adoration. They worshiped Go

Clothed And In Our Right Mind

Today’s Word Of Encouragement From Wayne: “They came to Jesus, and found the man from whom the demons had gone out, sitting down at the feet of Jesus, clothed and in his right mind” Luke 8:35 Oh I praise God that when you and I are sitting down at the feet of Jesus, just as Mary did, that we are also, in that moment, choosing “the good part,” as our Savior stated of Mary (Luke 10 42), and this is precisely where we become “clothed” and in our “right mind.” In God’s presence is our “right mind;” our right way of seeing, thinking, and abiding in stillness, word, and worship with our Lord. When we are in God’s presence we are “clothed,” and we know we are clothed, with “the mantle of praise,” w

The One Thing vs. Many Things

Today’s Word Of Encouragement From Wayne: “Martha, Martha, you are worried and bothered about so many things; but only one thing is necessary, for Mary has chosen the good part, which shall not be taken away from her” Luke 10:41-42 Have you chosen the good part? Or have you chosen another part, which may not be so good? Mary chose the good part which was this: “Mary, who was seated at the Lord’s feet, listening to His word” (Luke 10:39). Martha was choosing, by contrast, a not good part which was, “you are worried and bothered about so many things.” You and I can choose to be “worried and bothered about so many things” today, or we can choose the “one thing” that Jesus said “is necessary,” t

Thanking God For The Good Part

Today’s Word Of Encouragement From Wayne: “Mary has chosen the good part, which shall not be taken away from her.” Luke 10:42 “Mary, who was seated at the Lord’s feet, listening to His word.” Luke 10:39 Praise God! Whenever we desire to be renewed with “the good part” in our lives in Christ, all we need to do is sit at the feet of Jesus, as close as we can be, just us with our Lord God, abiding in His presence and listening to His word. Oh I bless God that “the good part” can not be taken away from us because “the good part,” the best part, is that Christ is in us, and He has made us to be a temple of the Spirit of God (1 Corinthians 3:16). How can this be taken away? Praise His name! Yes, B

Choose The Good Part

Today’s Word Of Encouragement From Wayne: “Martha, Martha, you are worried and bothered about so many things; but only one thing is necessary, for Mary has chosen the good part, which shall not be taken away from her” Luke 10: 41-42 There is one thing that is necessary for us in our Christian life, and that is to be as close to Jesus as possible, humbly at His feet, so we may hear and attend to the word and voice of our Good Shepherd, our Savior, our way, truth, and life. This is, in Jesus’ Own words, “the good part.” This is “the good part” of our faith in Christ, namely, being with Christ. Hallelujah! Nobody can take this away from us. This is a gift of God. We need to practice being with

The Blessing Of Being Attracted To Jesus

Today’s Word Of Encouragement From Wayne: “Mary, who was seated at the Lord’s feet, listening to His word. But Martha was distracted with all her preparations” Luke 10:39-40 It’s all to easy, isn’t it, for us to become “distracted,” even as a child of God. This is just one more reason why the realization of our priesthood to God, to be ministers unto our Lord, is such a blessing in our lives. Ministering to the Lord is our spending real time “at the Lord’s feet,” in stillness, in praises, in supplications, and in “listening to His word.” Ministering to our Lord helps us retain a healthy and holy focus upon our Lord Jesus Christ throughout the day, because we are taking that special time to b

Being A Dwelling For Our Lord

Today’s Word Of Encouragement From Wayne: “The Most High does not dwell in houses made by human hands; as the prophet says: ‘Heaven is My throne, and earth is the footstool of My feet; what kind of house will you build for Me?’ says the Lord, ‘or what place is there for My repose? Was it not My hand which made all these things?’” Acts 7:48-50/Isaiah 66:1-2 The disciple Stephen spoke these words shortly before being stoned to death by a hostile crowd, as he was explaining the difference between the Old Covenant given through Moses and the New Covenant now realized in Jesus Christ. It was exactly as God had spoken through the prophet Isaiah, whom Stephen quoted here. Stephen’s conclusion was t

God Dwells With The Afflicted & Stricken

Today’s Word Of Encouragement From Wayne: “Thus says the Lord, ‘Heaven is My throne and the earth is My footstool. Where then is a house you could build for Me? And where is a place that I may rest? But to this one I will look, to him who is humble and contrite of spirit, and who trembles at My word’” Isaiah 66:1&3 In this passage our Father God does not seem to be as interested in having a house built for Him as much as He is interested in finding a person with whom He may dwell and rest. God particularly looks to those who are “humble and contrite of spirit.” What does this mean? The Hebrew word for “humble,” “ani,” means; afflicted, humble, lowly, poor. While the word used for “contrite,”

You Have Become God’s Resting Place

Today’s Word Of Encouragement From Wayne: “Thus says the Lord, ‘Heaven is My throne and the earth is My footstool. Where then is a house you could build for Me? And where is a place that I may rest? But to this one I will look, to him who is humble and contrite of spirit, and who trembles at My word’” Isaiah 66:1&3 God has come to us that we might, among other things, find true rest in Him, even as our Savior has said, “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy laden, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28). In this Scripture from Isaiah, we see the other side of this coin. We see our Lord God looking for a place where He may rest. Where could it be? God is so big. He sits upon His throne in

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