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Good morning and have a blessed day in the Lord.

My Prayer for Today

Heavenly Father, in the name of Your Precious Son Jesus, I pray for the downtrodden, the sick, lame, financially burden, those on My Prayer List and those that do not know You and of Your saving grace through Your Son Jesus. For those that do know the Word: Bless all and protect them; Give each the desire of their hearts in need if it is in righteousness, because You do not give to those that ask in un-righteousness, or the sinners prayer unless they come in genuine repenting, and accepting Jesus as their Lord and Savior; then, and only then, will You answer and grant their petition(s).
I pray that people will STOP remembering You when they are in need: sick, overdue bills (learn how to live within your means and save or invest for that rainy day, if not, you will never have anything and be successful!), jobless (many eatery establishments are hiring daily even if it is minimum wage; (at least that is a job and mone…

Morning and Evening

Morning, January 31      Go To Evening Reading

         “The Lord our Righteousness.” 
         — Jeremiah 23:6

It will always give a Christian the greatest calm, quiet, ease, and peace, to think of the perfect righteousness of Christ. How often are the saints of God downcast and sad! I do not think they ought to be. I do not think they would if they could always see their perfection in Christ. There are some who are always talking about corruption, and the depravity of the heart, and the innate evil of the soul. This is quite true, but why not go a little further, and remember that we are “perfect in Christ Jesus.” It is no wonder that those who are dwelling upon their own corruption should wear such downcast looks; but surely if we call to mind that “Christ is made unto us righteousness,” we shall be of good cheer. What though distresses afflict me, though Satan assault me, though there may be many things to be experienced before I get to heaven, those are done for me in the covenant …


January 31: Discipline
Hebrews 12–13

I was a stubborn child. When disciplined by my parents, I would sulk for hours afterward. I didn’t see discipline from my parents’ perspective—as something that would mold me into a mature, loving person.
Hebrews 12 has a lesson for people like me with a history of wallowing in self-pity when disciplined. Here, the writer of Hebrews tells us that God, a Father to us through the work of Jesus, disciplines us for our good. To emphasize this, the writer of Hebrews draws on the book of Proverbs, where the Father instructs His own Son. “My son, do not make light of the Lord’s discipline, or give up when you are corrected by him. For the Lord disciplines the one who he loves, and punishes every son whom he accepts”(Heb 12:6; compareProv 3:11–12).
The author tells us that being disciplined is a sign of God’s love. It means He is working and active in our lives (Heb 12:8). Like a chastised child, we might not always recognize God’s discipline this way. When …