October 16, 2017

5:21 am

Proverbs- 16:7, 8, 9, 16, 17, 23, 24, 25

Psalms- 16:1, 5, 6, 8, 11

 

9:32pm

Thank You, Father, for helping me keep my heart stayed on You… every day i precisely that- a day– a day You have permitted us to awaken to, to live, to lift up our heads, our eyes, to behold Your glory… Your will be done, Father, I will trust You- by the power of the Holy Ghost… I will not return to a yoke of bondage, in Jesus name.

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October 11, 2017

9:32pm

Definitely passed bed-time-  but shower was mandatory… went to church straight from work, and home from there… Laying down now- and the time to start on speech is way past due… a speech that’s primary purpose (self-imposed) will be to exclaim of the wonderful things that God has done in my life. The speech must adequately thank each of the individuals who played a part in grooming me to be the man I am becoming. If I can manage to deliver two lines a day then I will be making better progress than I am today… it would be more than a truth to say I am procrastinating. So, I’ve stated all of this to say that I am setting goal to start tomorrow… HA! and long term goal of 1 week to have called at least three apartment places to inquire about housing… by this time next week. As for speech- that was a joke… tonight MUST be the night… and the lines:::  The preceding months that have acquiesced to today, transpired, people I’ve met, devotions we’ve shared, there is one undeniable-indisputable fact that justifies every decision that would never ever ever ever have been made under ordinary circumstances. Decisions that were ever so subtle beckoning to turn from any life I had ever known and being instilled with the courage to do so, pursue a new life- unlike that which I have ever known… that fact is the presence of love. Love from whom God is the origin and whom He is……..{{{{to be continued}}}}}

Thank You Lord Jesus, my deliverer and Savior- You have kept me, You alone- have pursued and protected me.

October 2, 2017

5:29am

Proverbs 2:7- He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous: He is a buckler to them that walk uprightly.

Proverbs 2:21- For the upright shall dwell in the land, and the perfect shall remain in it.

Proverbs 2:22 But the wicked shall be cut off from the earth, and the transgressors shall be rooted out of it.

Psalms 2:1 Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?

Psalms 2:11 Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling.

Heavenly Father, thank You for waking me and going with me today, (to work).

Thank You for helping me to move with discretion.

September 26, 2017

5:15am

Thank You, father, for the expectation You’ve instilled inside of me, for Your presence in my life today… thank You for leading me in the way of truth.

Proverbs 26:11- As a dog returneth to his vomit, so a fool returneth to his folly.

Proverbs 26:17- He that passeth by, and meddleth with strife belonging not to him, is like one that taketh a dog by the ears.

Psalms 26:12- My foot standeth in an even place: in the congregations will I bless the Lord.

Psalms 26:5- I have hated the congregation of evil doers; and will not sit with the wicked.

Psalms 26:7- That I may publish with the voice of thanksgiving, and tell of all thy wondrous works.

7:13ish p.m.

Thank You Father for another day home safe… Still working on evening routine… there is usually a few things I like to do when coming home, but it’ll sort itself out over the next few days… my biggest priority throughout the transition has been to remember God in all of it… and be in bed on time… Lights out 9pm… seriously… unless we are praying I am not trying to be wandering around the house after 9pm… Thank You Lord for Your plans, mercy, grace… and my first check from my new employers… Helping me go to sleep and wake up on time… and be a leader… living my life purposefully.

September 25, 2017

5:19am

Thank You Father for waking me this morning- filling my lungs with the breathe of life, providing me with the will and desire to face the day.

-Proverbs 25:28

He that hath no rule over his own spirit, is like a city that is broken down and without walls.

-Psalms 25:14

The secret of the Lord is with them that fear Him; and He will shew them His covenant.

-Psalms 25:4

Shew me thy ways, O Lord, teach me thy paths.

-Psalms 25:10-11

All the paths of the Lord are mercy and truth unto such as keep His covenant and His testimonies. For thy name’s sake, O Lord, pardon mine iniquity; for it is great.

8:51pm

Unlike the rest of my stay, here at the Gideon House, my morning schedule is shaping up more and more… but my evening schedule is going to need some serious work… Thank You Lord for deliverance from confusion and thank You for stability.

September 3, 2017

2:57pm

Okay, ‘you caught me’… I’m sitting in the new Crown Vic’ aka ‘the Cloud’, and fitfully so… while writing this entry… The mentor who seen fit to don me with this vehicle is a generation and 3/4 my senior… (though he drives considerably faster than I do. Ha!) so in many ways he’s the best kinda’ old school… for real for sure, You can’t beat Old School values with a bat… the way he’s taken care of the car, certainly reminds me of my own grandfather (Opa)…

So, yea’, I’m sitting in the car– ‘cak’in’ on a Sunday… a/c is cooling the interior down, (I’m sitting here sweating, looking crazy, maybe, but I’m blessed, highly favored, and excited bout’ my ride… pshhh… I’m sitting on a cloud 😛 )

Thank You, Jesus, no joke no joke… and yea; I might be sitting in the ‘whip’ but don’t get it ravelled… my solace is in the Lord… Father… I mess up and say things I shouldn’t, I think things that are inappropriate… and pretty ghastly to say the least… thank You for deliverance… and the reality that… yea, I may be sitting in the sun in ‘my’ car… but yea’- may the car be sanctified, consecrated to Your work, and the fact that this devotional, and Bible are sitting right beside me never change.

Thank You for Your forgiveness, and sending the man to me, today, who shared with me a good report of that which he’s observed of me (as a young single man)… that inspires a rekindling in his own ministry…

Thank You Lord for Your kindling.

July 26, 2017

3:45pm

Brother, I want to help you. You see, God, He’s been so good to me. If you could see me today, you’d understand that I’ve been delivered… that, I’m all the way o.k… when I tell people, today, what was and who i used to be, they don’t believe it… but, believe me brother, as I am standing, as I am breathing… I tell you, there is indeed The God; not just a god… He is THE GOD!!! The creator of all things… and He does, does, does, love you dearly… He loves us… and yea, we’ve all got stories (so the common cliche’ goes) and I’ve not been there for your highlights or the lowest moments… but, I assure you that an ever-loving, ever-sovereign, ever-patient God was… Waiting for the ever-fated moment you’d ‘turn’ in your heart of hearts, from whatever design you’ve created for yourself, and seek that purpose for which you’ve been created.

God has life stored up for you unlike that you’ve ever-known… and I’m not selling anything my brothers (sisters)… this is no mere dream, or positive idea I’ve conjured up… Our Father who is in heaven sent His son to earth to die for you and I, that we may have life… not the temporal life which perishes, decays, and corrupts… but that eternal life with eternal riches of priceless value… rest and peace, clarity, fellowship, and oneness with the glory of God. We shall be like Him at His appearing. Amen. Hallelujah! Thank You Jesus.