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 (John 14:6). 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

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 children 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

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 fully realized for us in Jesus Christ. It was exactly as God had spoken through the prophet Isaiah, whom Stephen quoted here. Stephen’s co

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

Heaven Is My Throne and The Earth Is My Footstool

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?’” Isaiah 66:1 Praise God, for we show our Lord that we believe heaven is His throne when we come to worship at His footstool. We bless our Father, Who is seated in heaven, when we draw near to worship at His footstool on earth. God sits upon His throne in heaven, and we are the ones who are so privileged and blessed to exalt Him at His footstool on earth. If God is this big, how could any building ever contain Him? Yet God has come to dwell in our hearts, “Immanuel, God with us” (Matthew 1:23), a

Enter God’s Dwelling Place And Worship At His Footstool

Today’s Word of Encouragement From Wayne: “Let us go into His dwelling place; let us worship at His footstool” Psalm 132:7 Do yourself a big favor today by saying “let me go into His dwelling place; let me worship at His footstool.” Amen. Nobody is holding us back from this awesome blessing and privilege, except perhaps ourselves. God’s door is always open to us; the door into His Own dwelling place presence. God’s door is always open so that we may always enter. So, let us joyfully receive what the psalmist has declared, by our going into God’s dwelling place, within us, that we may worship at His footstool. The beautiful Biblical imagery here is this; it is just as the Lord spoke through I

Worship at His Footstool

Today’s Word of Encouragement From Wayne: “Exalt the Lord our God and worship at His footstool; Holy is He” Psalm 99:5 What a blessing it is to know that we are exalting the Lord our God whenever we worship at His footstool! God is exalted, in our lives and in His church, when His children draw near to His presence, humbly and intimately, at His footstool, in order to worship Him, for “Holy is He.” Anyone can say that they exalt the Lord, but this Scripture shows us how to actually exalt our Lord in real time: let us draw near to Him so we may worship at His footstool. We exalt God over our own lives when we come to worship at His footstool. We show God, in actual time spent, that He is numb

Securely On High With The Most High

Today’s Word of Encouragement From Wayne: “Because he has loved Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him securely on high, because he has known My name" Psalm 91:14 Do you know what the best way is, right now, for you to surely know that you are set “securely on high,” as Scripture says here in the fourteenth verse of this beautiful Psalm? Simply determine to do what the first verse of this Psalm says - Yes, be one “who dwells in the shelter of the Most High.” When you meet with “the Most High” in His shelter, you become set “securely on high” with Him. Praise God! Ministering to our beloved Lord in His presence is our meeting with God Most High, through which He sets us on high, wit

Set Securely On High

Today’s Word of Encouragement From Wayne: “Because he has loved Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him securely on high, because he has known My name” Psalm 91:14 Praise God that He has delivered us, He continues to deliver us, and He sets us securely on high, all because we love Him and know His name. Our God is so awesome to give us such peace and beauty in His presence! “Securely on high” is a phrase used in the Psalms which speaks of the protection we have in God’s presence, in much the same way as when David wrote, “In the secret place of His tent He will hide me and He will lift me up on a rock (Psalm 27: 5) or, “Lead me to the rock that is higher than I. For You have been a

“My Refuge” and “Your Dwelling Place”

Today’s Word of Encouragement From Wayne: “For you have made the Lord, my refuge, even the Most High, your dwelling place” Psalm 91:9 Bless the name of our Lord, for He has given us the great privilege, through Jesus Christ, to be a kingdom of priests to God (Revelation 1:5-6), so we may, through Scripture and experience, come to truly know our Lord in real time as “my refuge.” Praise God that in the practice of our priesthood, in a regular free-will love-and-devotion basis, we do clearly come to know the Lord as our “refuge” and our “dwelling place.” Others need to know this important truth and blessing. In fact the entire body of Christ absolutely must come alive in our God given call and

Say To The Lord, “My God, In whom I trust!”

Today’s Word of Encouragement From Wayne: “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the almighty. I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, My God, in whom I trust!” Psalm 91:1-2 I’ve been sharing for the past three days about the great and effectual blessing in our lives that we receive when we enter “the shelter of the Most High” to minister to our Lord and confess, in His presence, Who God is to us. Praise God! He is our refuge. He is our fortress. He is “My God.” Bless the name of the Lord! The more we confess these truths, the more we align and confirm our innermost being with God’s divine truth concerning Himself. What a blessing it is to ente

Say To The Lord, “My God”

Today’s Word of Encouragement From Wayne: “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the almighty. I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, My God” Psalm 91:1-2 Bless God; as surely as confessing to your gracious Lord Who He is, in His presence, strengthens you in the very truths you confess, “My refuge and my fortress,” so also does your devoted and repeated confession, “You are my God,” strengthen you in your eternal relationship with your Creator. Every time you minister to your Lord in His presence, “in the shadow of the almighty,” to lovingly, humbly, and gratefully confess, “You are my God,” you are drawing living water from the well of God. M

Say To The Lord, “My Fortress”

Today’s Word of Encouragement From Wayne: “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the almighty. I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress” Psalm 91:1-2 Bless the Lord God that He is a fortress to us! Confess this to God in His presence. Say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress.” God is a refuge of rest and peace for us. God is also a fortress of defense and strength for us. Confess to God in His presence that He is your fortress. The more you do this, the more you strengthen yourself in God, Who truly is your fortress. The more you confess to God that He is your fortress, the more you are blessed to see that God IS a fortress to you. Anyone can

Say To The Lord, “My Refuge”

Today’s Word of Encouragement From Wayne: “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the almighty. I will say to the Lord, “My refuge” Psalm 91:1-2 Here is something valuable that the Word of God encourages us to do; enter the presence of God and then verbally confess to God Who He is to you! Confess to your Lord, “My refuge.” Every time you confess to God that He is your refuge, you confirm this truth to your innermost being, thus strengthening yourself in this truth, this reality, that God is indeed your refuge. In the shelter of the Most High there is a refuge for us, a place where we are fully alive and free as a spiritual being, receiving all the rest, tr

Resting In The Shadow

Today’s Word of Encouragement From Wayne: “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the almighty” Psalm 91:1 Let us all praise our Lord for the cooling refreshment that His presence provides us as we “abide in the shadow” of our “Most High” God against all the heat, strife, and stress of life. Whenever we approach God, in order to dwell “in the shelter of the Most High,” as ministers to our Lord, we are blessed to receive His shelter of protection and privacy, and we also receive the blessing of resting, while abiding in the shadow of the almighty. On a sweltering day of life in this world (but not of it), in the shadow of His smile is where we want to joyful

Dwelling In The Shelter

Today’s Word of Encouragement From Wayne: “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the almighty” Psalm 91:1 Bless the name of our Lord Jesus, for when you and I minister to our Lord we are actually dwelling “in the shelter of the Most High.” God’s presence is a shelter for us, always awaiting our entrance. I praise God for the awareness of being sheltered, in Him, when I minister to the Lord. It is beyond me why any Christian would miss out on this clearly and often stated most blessed part of our spiritual identity, as priests to our Lord (1st Peter 2:4-9, Revelation 1:5-6, 5:9-10, Ephesians 2:19-22, 1 Corinthians 3:16, Acts 13:1-2), so we may, among other

Living In The Blessed Shadow Of The Almighty

Today’s Word of Encouragement From Wayne: “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the almighty” Psalm 91:1 I thank our Lord Jesus Christ profusely, our High Priest, that He “loves us and released us from our sins by His blood - and He has made us to be a kingdom, priests to His God and Father” (Revelation 1: 5-6), because, in the practice of our priesthood, we are blessed to dwell “in the shelter of the Most High” and therefore be further blessed to “abide in the shadow of the almighty.” A simpler way of saying this is: The more we minister to God in His presence (In His shelter), the more aware we are blessed to be of His ever nearness, protection, and pow

Refilling Yourself with God’s Everlasting Love

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 God’s love never runs out. God’s love is everlasting. Sometimes we may not feel God’s love, or any love. So, what should we do? Remain in that place? No. In that very moment we need to avail ourselves of God’s everlasting love. Complaining about a lack of God’s love in one’s life is like complaining that our car ran out of gas. Well, let’s take our car to the filling station, before it runs out of gas, that’s all. So then, let us take our spirit into God’s filling station, in His hol

Knowing That The Lord Himself Is God

Today’s Word of Encouragement From Wayne: “Serve the Lord with gladness; come before Him with joyful singing. Know that the Lord Himself is God” Psalm 100:2-3 One of the great blessings in our priesthood to God, along with the open invitation (indeed exhortation) to serve our Lord with gladness by coming before Him with joy filled singing, is that in His presence we get to experience, meditate upon, and be overwhelmed by this supreme truth - our Lord Himself is God! We need to know this. We need to be growing in the knowing that our Lord Himself is God. Do you realize how many people there are who say they believe in God and yet this biggest of news makes hardly a dent in their thinking and

Visit Us At www.lovinggraceradio.net
Search By Date
Receive Daily Devotions with your RSS feed reader!
  • LGR_Icon_Black.png
  • b-facebook
  • Twitter Round
  • YouTube - Black Circle

Loving Grace Ministries - PO Box 500 - Lafayette NJ - 07848

Phone 1-800-480-1638 Call our 24/7 Prayer & Encouragement Line - 1-800-939-5825  

email: loving@lovinggrace.org