Cease Striving - Start Receiving

Today’s Word Of Encouragement From Wayne: “Cease striving and know that I am God” Psalm 46:10 The beginning of Psalm 46 tells us, “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble” (Vs 1). Now, here in the closing section of this Psalm, we are shown “the way in,” that is, the affirmative faith response and recognition that God indeed is our refuge and strength. What do we do if we truly believe this? We cease our striving, in all our troubles, that’s what we do. Instead we turn our full attention and devotion to the knowledge, the precious present moment knowing, with worship, with silence, with awe and gratitude, that our Lord is indeed God. He is God over us and in us, and He

Love Away All Your Fears

Today’s Word Of Encouragement From Wayne: “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear” 1 John 4:18 “They looked to Him and were radiant” Psalm 34:5 If you have any fear at all presently, I entreat you, in the name of Jesus, to enter more deeply into His love. There is nothing to fear from Jesus’ love. In fact, you may enter His love now, even in the midst of any fear. For it is the love of Jesus, His perfect love, that casts out all fear. Keep looking at His perfect love, perfect in every way toward you and for you. Become Radiant in His love. Let His love touch you like the warmth of the sun touching your skin on a cold day. Receive Jesus’ love for you and look to Him, for He

Be Radiant In Him

Today’s Word Of Encouragement From Wayne: “I sought the Lord, and He answered me, and delivered me from all my fears. They looked to Him and were radiant” Psalm 34:4-5 Here is the perfect deliverance from all fears - “they looked to Him and were radiant.” Praise God, for when we seek Him and look to Him, we become radiant. The radiance of God’s gracious glory shines upon us and in His light of love our fears are vanquished, even as His glory ascends in our hearts. Yes, when we seek our Lord He answers us. Jesus Christ is God’s declared answer for us, for now and for all time. I encourage you today to look to Jesus, behold Him in His glory, and allow yourself the grace to receive and become r

Seeing The New You

Today’s Word Of Encouragement From Wayne: “If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come” 2 Corinthians 5:17 In Jesus Christ you have become a new creation. All the old things have passed away and now, as a beloved child of God, you are blessed to behold “new things.” I often read this Scripture for my own life by substituting the word “when” for “if,” meaning, when I am in Christ, that this is when I know I am a new creation and this is when I am able to see that the old things are gone and beautiful new things have come. We really need to see ourselves from the standpoint of actually being in Christ, in this moment, so we may touch t

Grow In The Grace And Knowledge Of Jesus Christ

Today’s Word Of Encouragement From Wayne: “Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory, both now and to the day of eternity” 2 Peter 3:18 Now here is where true spiritual growth occurs, “in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” Growing in grace is the same as growing in the true knowledge of Jesus Christ. In the opening chapter of his Gospel, John wrote of Jesus that He is,“full of grace and truth” and that “grace and truth were realized through Jesus Christ” (John 1:14&17). When you and I finally decide to fix, and stay fixed, with our eyes upon Jesus Himself (Hebrews 12:2), this is when we blessedly realize and become cau

Let Grace And Peace Be Multiplied To You

Today’s Word Of Encouragement From Wayne: “Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord” 2 Peter 1:2 God’s will is for you and I to know Him in such a way that grace and peace become multiplied to us. The more we desire to know our Lord in spirit and in truth; Who He is, what He has done, why He has done what He has done, and what He is doing now, the more His own grace and peace are intended to increase in our lives. Whereas, the pursuit of knowing things and developing opinions about things most usually produces a separation in our minds from God, even as we slide more and more into our own thoughts. Sometimes even our own religious thoughts can distan

Choosing The Good Part Today

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 so 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,

Let God Give You Your Holy Balance

Today’s Word Of Encouragement From Wayne: “The news about Him was spreading even farther, and large crowds were gathering to hear Him and to be healed of their sicknesses. But Jesus Himself would often slip away to the wilderness and pray” Luke 4:15-16 There’s a time to be with the crowds and stay. There’s a time to be alone and “slip away.” There’s a time to be with God and “pray.” This is the holy balance of our lives, where life in this world, service to God, solitude, fellowship in His presence, and the abundant life intersect. Jesus always knew what to do and when to do it. How? By being in constant fellowship with His Abba Father. You and I have this same fellowship available to us 24/

Thank God For Your High Position

Today’s Word Of Encouragement From Wayne: “The brother of humble circumstances is to glory in his high position” James 1:9 For a child of God, the entire New Testament is filled with the wealth of our riches and “high position” in Jesus Christ. Scripture tells us that God has “seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus” (Ephesians 2:6). Now that’s a high position! We have been given the best seat in the universe from which to view all of life. Our humble circumstances may sometimes seem to overwhelm us, if that is all we behold. So let us never forget that “the brother of humble circumstances is to glory in his high position.” That’s right, I encourage you to glory in your hig

Stepping Into Your Very Present Help

Today’s Word Of Encouragement From Wayne: “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear” Psalm 46:1 Whenever trouble comes, run to your refuge first, for this is where you will always find your strength. Your strength is in the Lord, Who Himself is your refuge, for it is in Him that you are able to see and receive His “very present help” to lead you, without fear, through every step of this life. Trouble or not, bad days or good days, God is always your refuge and strength, so I encourage you to think of Him in this way consistently because, if ever the day of trouble does come, you will already be where you need to be, with the Lord, your “refug

We Have Been Brought Near By The Blood Of Christ

Today’s Word Of Encouragement From Wayne: “But now in Christ Jesus you who formerly were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ” Ephesians 2:13 So often we may think of our salvation in terms of; God’s mercy, love, grace, His kindness, and our repentance. All of this is good, for these are certainly all precious truths, gems of our forever salvation in Jesus Christ. But let us never forget, not even for an instant, that we, “who formerly were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.” It is through the sacred sacrifice of love in our Savior’s blood, shed at Calvary to atone for our sins, that we “have been brought near.” Jesus loves us so much that he was not cont

Found Mercy

Today’s Word Of Encouragement From Wayne: “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, among whom I am foremost of all. Yet for this reason I found mercy” 1 Timothy 1:15-16 Have you found and received your mercy for today yet? Through the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ we have received salvation. Mercy has been extended even to the self-confessed foremost sinner of all, the apostle Paul who, prior to his salvation, had persecuted and put to death Christians. Yet for this reason he was shown mercy, just so you and I would know for sure that we, too, are included in God’s grace and mercy. Paul went on to stress this point, “so that in me as the foremost, Jesus Christ might demonstrate Hi

Let Jesus, Himself, Comfort And Strengthen You Today

Today’s Word Of Encouragement From Wayne: “Now may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself and God our Father, who has loved us and given us eternal comfort and good hope by grace, comfort and strengthen your hearts in every good work and word” 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 How do we receive this marvelous ministry of comfort and strength for our hearts in every good work and word? Through “our Lord Jesus Christ Himself.” Praise God, not only has He given us “eternal comfort and good hope by grace,” but He is also here now, “our Lord Jesus Christ Himself,” to comfort and strengthen our hearts now, in this moment, for every good work and word. God, Who has blessed us with comfort for all eternity, is with us

Stand In The Presence Of His Glory Blameless With Great Joy

Today’s Word Of Encouragement From Wayne: “Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to make you stand in the presence of His glory blameless with great joy, to the only God our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen.” Jude 1:24-25 God is here right now with all glory, majesty, dominion and authority, and it is His will, His desire, to “make you stand in the presence of His glory blameless with great joy.” Do respond to His love and let it be so. Don’t respond to your old self and let it be “no.” It is never about how good or worthy we think we are. It is always about how good He is, our great p

Recall To Mind & Have Hope In Renewal

Today’s Word Of Encouragement From Wayne: “This I recall to mind, therefore I have hope. The Lord’s lovingkindnesses indeed never cease, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning. Great is Your faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:21-23 For the past two days we have been looking into this passage from Jeremiah’s Lamentations concerning God’s never failing, never ceasing, lovingkindnesses and compassions towards us, that they are new every morning and that great is the faithfulness of our God towards us! Amen and hallelujah! This is so good and so true for us, every moment of our every day, if we will only remember this life-renewing gift from our God and His invitation to us, of ou

God Is Faithful To Give Us New Things Every Morning

Today’s Word Of Encouragement From Wayne: “The Lord’s lovingkindnesses indeed never cease, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning. Great is Your faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:22-23 Hallelujah, our Lord God is so faithful to us! Yes, “Great is Your faithfulness!” In this case, from this Scripture in Lamentations, God’s great faithfulness is expressed to us through His daily giving us His brand new “lovingkindness” and “compassions.” Beloved of God, step up to the plate, the breakfast plate that is, and start daily receiving God’s “lovingkindnesses” and “compassions” towards you! Here’s the thing about this; even if you have never been aware of your gracious Lord’s daily “l

New Every Morning

Today’s Word Of Encouragement From Wayne: “The Lord’s lovingkindnesses indeed never cease, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning.” Lamentation 2:22-23 How would you like to be “new every morning,” being daily renewed in Jesus Christ? If you say, “Yes, sounds good to me,” then I encourage you, based upon this Scripture, to joyfully receive your Lord’s “lovingkindnesses” and “compassions” into your own spirit at the top of every day, “every morning.” God’s “lovingkindnesses never cease” and His “compassions never fail.” The only way you can actually know if this is true or not is for you to show up, every day, and abundantly receive these very “lovingkindnesses” and “compa

Renewing By The Holy Spirit

Today’s Word Of Encouragement From Wayne: “When the kindness of God our Savior and His love for mankind appeared, He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit” Titus 3:4-5 Hallelujah, beloved child of God, our Lord Jesus is offering us a continuous “renewing by the Holy Spirit,” the same Holy Spirit Who dwells within us even now in this moment! This is good news for us! According to this passage in Paul’s letter to Titus, I believe, if you have any difficulty at all in beholding your own inner “renewing by the Holy Spirit,” then the key to understanding must be in our wil

Day By Day

Today’s Word Of Encouragement From Wayne: “Therefore we do not lose heart, but though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day” 2 Corinthians 4:16 “Being renewed day by day” reminds me of a popular song from the late nineteen sixties titled Day By Day, written by Stephen Schwartz. The lyrics went, “Day by day, day by day, O dear Lord three things I pray - to see Thee more clearly, to love Thee more dearly, to follow Thee more nearly, day by day.” In light of what we have been looking at these past two days, in this Scripture from the apostle Paul’s second letter to the church at Corinth, concerning our own “day by day” renewal offered to us in Christ, this is

Being Renewed Day By Day

Today’s Word Of Encouragement From Wayne: “Therefore we do not lose heart, but though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day” 2 Corinthians 4:16 Certainly the singular great treasure of our lives is Christ Jesus Himself, Who lives within us, “Christ in you, the hope of glory” (Colossians 1:27). He is our peace, our joy, our strength, our comfort, our light, our abiding fellowship, our healing, our wholeness, our way, our truth, our life, in every aspects of our lives. This is why it is so good for us to praise God that, in Christ Jesus, “our inner man is being renewed day by day.” For myself, I find that the more I specifically take the time to name and than

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