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Hebrews 4 Ministries

"For the word of God is alive and active."
Hebrews 4:12
Daily Devotions for the week
Our world staggers under the weight of glorified sin. Crowds applaud sin so vile it breaks God’s heart and seek the destruction of any who hold to the truths of God. Did we not see this coming? Were there no warnings of this day? Unfortunately, sin has always embraced the darkness, and the dark has always fought to destroy the light. Isaiah 3:5 warns, “People will oppress each other – man against man, neighbor against neighbor. The young will rise up against the old, the base against the honorable.” And verse 9 says, “The look on their faces testifies against them; they parade their sin like Sodom; they do not hide it. Woe to them! They have brought disaster upon themselves.” Just when I think that the world must surely be as evil as it has ever been, I am reminded that evil has not changed since the beginning of time. Cain killed his brother with a rock. The Babylonians kills the Israelites by starvation. The Nazis used gas chambers; the terrorist uses bombs and the arrogant use indifference. Sin becomes magnified when we look at it through the lens of God’s truth. Those living in the dark; however, do not see the dangerous road they travel. They falsely believe their anger justified; their perversion freedom and their greed healthy. What then are we to do in a world embracing the darkness? Turn on the light of truth. Stand firm in love regardless of the hate surrounding us. Hold tight to morality and stand firmly on God’s mercy and forgiveness. We cannot fight the darkness by embracing it, nor can we chase it away by copying its anger. Light casts no shadow. Love feels no hate. Forgiveness holds no grudge. As our world grows dark with love of sinful rebellion, shine the light of truth in hopes at helping the lost find their way. (Written by Keegan Harkins.)
GOD'S GRACE IS SUFFICIENT!
1 Corinthians 15:10: “But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.”
When God gives us a divine assignment, He sure gives us a matching grace ,and that grace is to be put to work. Until we put His grace to work, we can't tell it's Him at work. What has God called you to do? When do you intend to kick off? *Especially if you have sorted the "what, where, how and when" of the assignment via divine instructions in the place of prayer.* Until we step out, the available grace won't flow like that cruse of oil that did not fail in the hands of the widow of Zarephath until the rains came (1 Kings 17:8-14); until there's no more assignment to do. Can we ever get to this point anyway? The grace is for work; divine work like Apostle Paul engaged in, yet not him. It was God's grace that was accomplishing all that God had committed into his hands, and same is true for every Believer in Christ.
It's time to step out! Do not 'frustrate' the Grace of God upon your life. Write that book, launch that business, start that Bible club, start now. You'll be amazed at the grace with which you'll deliver. *God's grace flows when we move in faith. Stagnation mutes the grace of God for any given assignment. We have muted the grace for too long, it's time to "unmute"...Lol!*
When you feel tired, it's okay to stop by the well like Jesus did at the well of Jacob, take a deep breath and take a refreshing drink from the fountain of life but never give in. Stand up and get going again. Always remember that His grace is always there and always super sufficient for all seasons of your assignment. And, for everyone wearied from their God Given assignments, I pray for you to be strengthened with Might according to the riches in glory by God's Spirit in your inner man. The Joy of the Lord is your strength. Amen!
*I Affirm: I am not lacking for the assignment on my hands. God is my sufficiency.
Glory! Hallelujah! *Good morning! Grace full day it is!*🤗🙌 (Written by Oluchi White.)
“In my anguish I cried to the Lord, and He answered by setting me free.” (Psalm 118:5) Fear, anger, and hurt can bind us in chains that drag our hearts into massive pits of despair. But we need not stay in their bondage! We have a God who earnestly listens to our cries. We have a God who turns His attention to our worries and trades them for His peace. We have a God who can move mountains with a word or give us the strength to climb with a smile. There is nothing that we face that we face alone. There is no calamity that assaults us that God does not see. There is no anguish that God cannot set us free from. When we trust in God, our circumstances may not change, but our heart will. When we place our worries in His care, our future may not instantly become clear, but our protection will. When we walk in trust and faith, we may not know all the answers, but our heart rejoices in the understanding that God does. Freedom is a mindset. Peace is the soul’s reaction to God’s presence. Nothing can stop you from laying your worries and your fears at God’s feet and walking away unburdened and free. Nothing. Cry out to God and let go. Give God your worries, your fears, your anger and your hurt. Trade them for freedom, peace and love. (Written by Keegan Harkins.)
If we, as Christians, refuse to function and live according to the lifestyle that defines Christianity, are we still Christians? Can a light that no longer shines still be called a light or salt that has lost its flavor still be called salt? This is the question that Jesus presented us in Matthew 5:13. He said, “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men.” What use is our Christianity if it does not love, does not forgive, does not refrain from sin or refuses to reflect a holy life? If we look no different than the world surrounding us, are we? If our speech sounds the same as the unsaved and our actions echo the unbridled revelry of sinful lusts, have we been made new by our Savior? We are called to be different. We are ordered to live a life that shuns evil, that embraces the truth and forgives every wrong. 1 Peter 2:12 tells us, “Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day He visits us.” Jesus explained it like this, “You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.” (Matthew 5:14-16) In a dark world, we are the light. When we gave our lives to God and asked Him to wash our sin away, we were left clean, shining salvation and holiness into the dark and lost world. God in you shines the truth into the world drowning in darkness. Let your light attract the drifting like a moth is drawn to a flame. Protect the truth residing in your heart so that the darkness of the world doesn’t convince you to hide it. Set your holiness out for all to see. A hidden faith can never bring others into the kingdom. (Written by Keegan Harkins.)
I love reading the Psalms.  Many of them encourage us to praise God and give us reasons why we should.  Psalm 68 verse 5 tells us to sing praise to God, followed by reasons why He deserves it.  A few that are listed in this passage are: He is a father to the fatherless, defender of widows, He places the lonely in families, and He sets the prisoners free and give them joy. When we read scriptures, there should always be a response.  This Psalm ignited me to praise.  I started to think of my personal testimonies, the reasons I must praise God. I was not limited to what the Psalmist had to say because God has done so much for me.  I began to give Him an itemized praise. We can find ourselves giving the devil too much praise and attention, going on and on about what He did to us.  Just think of how different our life would be if we spent our energy and time magnifying and praising God. Yes, the devil does evil things that can affect our lives BUT our God is greater and that should be our focus! There is always a reason to praise God!  What is yours? I encourage you to take the time today and open your mouth and give God praise. Begin to rehearse His goodness and who He is to you!  I guarantee that this will shift your perspective and refresh you! (Written by Anika Jones.)
Salvation doesn’t come because certain beautiful words are spoken. There is no magical formula for us to memorize and utter to gain the kingdom of God. In fact, there is nothing we can do to deserve it. God explained this to us through the Old Testament Law. He laid out what it meant to be holy in such clear terms that we could never doubt that we could never earn salvation by our merits. Once we understand that we can never be holy enough, perfect enough, good enough, then we can appreciate the fact that we don’t need to be. Because we are not capable of earning this eternal reward, only someone perfect could step in for us as the perfect sacrifice that paid our way into heaven. John 3:16-18 tells us, “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.” The way to salvation is not complicated: believe in the name of Jesus, turn from your sinful ways, and be saved. Acts 3:19 says, “Repent, then, and turn to God so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord.” Why wait? Why wonder what your future holds? The price we could never pay has been paid in full on the cross. Salvation awaits all who turn from their sin and accept eternal life for the price of belief. God isn’t looking for ways to condemn us but rather offering us a simple and free say to be forgiven and redeemed. Repent, turn to God and be refreshed by His love. (Written by Keegan Harkins.)

Hebrews 4 Ministries

"For the word of God is alive and active."
Hebrews 4:12