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July 3rd Friday

Greetings to you in the name of the Chain-Breaker, Jesus Christ – THE Risen Saviour! Another beautiful, warm morning in the Kingdom – we rejoice and are glad in it for the Lord made it for us…so there is something significant in for each one of us to discover! I trust that have experienced a good week, in spite of some negative things that came your way, and sensed God’s presence. Today I will be praying for you, asking Father to release manifold grace and transforming mercy in abundant measure…and this morning, by faith, I stretch out my hand upon you and declare healing in the name of Jesus Christ -the Great Physician.

God sure has a sense of humour – for the month of July one of the television channels is showing “Hallmark Christmas Movies!” as part of their Christmas in July celebrations. Not everyone will understand the significance of that but most will…and might even smile a little. However, for whatever reason, God reminded me of a conversation I had with a friend called, Irish Bill. Bill was lamenting over the Christmas activities and advertising saying… “Christmas is so commercialised!” I can’t enjoy it!” My response was that Christmas was not commercialised…it is people that are commercialised.

So, yesterday God directed me to a few phrases from a Scripture verse…Here’s what I want you to do…take your everyday, ordinary life — and place it before God as an offering (an act of worship)…Romans 12:1 The Message. It seems that for the people receiving these words that living out their faith had become complicated, much like it has become for us in these strange days. There are so many people telling us how to behave and how to do life…and it gets complicated. We try to figure it out and everyone of us has an opinion, and I believe that living a life of faith is not complicated but we complicate it with our opinions and preferences.

So God had to remind me…take your ordinary, everyday life–and place it before me…that is the worship I desire! Oddly, there is a name for this…”consecration” = the act of dedicating yourself intentionally and deliberately to God and what pleases Him! The act of consecration brings a breakthrough into our life of faith and release joy unspeakable. I know you won’t believe this, but there is a ‘song’ that highlights this concept – “Give It All To Jesus!”

Something to think about…have a blessed day!