Horizons Unlimited June 06, 2021 through June 14, 2021

Sunday June 6, 2021: Nuggets For Meditation
Monday June 7, 2021: Nuggets for Meditation Part II
Tuesday June 8, 2021: Nuggets for Meditation Part III
Wednesday June 9, 2021: Knowing What To Do Is Not Automatic
Thursday June 10, 2021: Praise and Remember
Friday June 11, 2021: If the Lord Delight in Us
Saturday June 12, 2021: Grace for Grace
Sunday June 13, 2021: Full Grown or An Infant; He Had The Same Power
Monday June 14, 2021: Does the Lord Confide in You?

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Sunday June 6, 2021
Nuggets For Meditation

Yes and No use about the same amount of breath. The deeds and tasks that follow differ tremendously.

Honesty and Truthfulness are still the best policy. But, all policies must be enforced to be of benefit.

Remember who you are, why you were created and what salvation meant to you when you were first born again.

Revelation of Christ leads to revolution and resolution in Christ.

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Monday June 7, 2021
Nuggets for Meditation Part II

Overhaul for the long haul.

Are you in training for current events of life or will your tutoring withstand the test of time? Life is a vapor, a fleeting moment. How are you using yours? Never allow your performance to conceal the person God planned you to be.

Do it right. Do it well. Do your best.

Learn charm. Have class. Be a Christian.

God does not remember which one of us is adopted or which one was born into the family. He only knows that we are His children.

There is no need to be yesterday’s hero since the game of life is still being played.

Make a date with yourself. Don’t just pencil yourself in on your calendar.

Never be afraid to be alone with yourself. When you are alone with the Lord, the reality of who He is becomes more evident.

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Tuesday June 8, 2021
Nuggets for Meditation Part III

Deficit accounts are a result of more withdrawals than deposits.

You are not an endless source, but you know Who is. Introduce everyone you know to Him, He is always on call.

God set boundaries for a reason. What are yours and who has helped you establish them? Everything you drive should have more than one gear. Know your gears and their purpose.

Reverse will not work when drive or forward is expected and anticipated.

Negotiating with God is the service road to disaster and disappointment.

God’s grace is sufficient, but it needs to be indulged in often for its full potential to be realized.

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Wednesday June 9, 2021
Knowing What To Do Is Not Automatic

Proverbs 7:4, KJV: Say unto wisdom, thou art my sister; and call understanding thy kinswoman.

I respect education and admire gifts, skills, and talents in people. However, if that is all they have, they are vulnerable and incomplete.

The punctuation at the end of Proverbs 7:4 tells us why we need to claim wisdom and understanding: "That they may keep thee from the strange woman, from the stranger which flattereth with her words" (Proverbs 7:5).

"The strange woman" refers to anyone or anything that will distract you from the voice of God and His perfect plan for your life. Yes, we should heed the warning to avoid flattering people of the opposite sex, but I challenge you to look at the deeper meaning. This chapter is for anyone who strays from the Word of God, the ways of God, and the wisdom that will make and keep a person free.

Salvation is the greatest gift that any of us has ever received. Nothing compares to the benefits that accompany receiving Jesus as Lord and Savior. However, all of the benefits do not automatically manifest. The Lord does some things; at times we, His children, must do some things; and we often do things together. When you are fulfilling your calling, the benefits quickly accrue to you.

So much needs to be done, and I sense there is just a little time to do it. Stop sitting around waiting for your ship to come in, especially if you did not send one out. By the same token, do not cooperate with an impulsive spirit; it is designed to get you in trouble and keep you there.

The time has come for us to pay close attention to the person and ministry of the Holy Ghost. He was sent to teach us all things that pertain to life and godliness, to lead and guide us into all truth, and to show us things to come. When we recognize and utilize Him and all that He represents, things will change for us. As we become more cooperative, we give Him something to work with.

You did not automatically become a Christian. You had to respond to the Holy Ghost's initiative. By the Spirit, God is still pursuing a relationship with you so that together you can finish the task at hand.

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Thursday June 10, 2021
Praise and Remember

Psalm 103:2, NIV: Praise the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits.

Once you form the habit of remembering all the good things that God has done for you, praising Him is automatic.

Never let the devil trick you into thinking that God is not pleased with you or that He has abandoned you. God would have to abandon Jesus before He could abandon you and me. He will never do that.

Psalm 103:2 says to praise and remember. Remember where you were brought from; then watch the praise flow freely. If you have been rehearsing and dwelling on the negatives, stop. Don't you know that God is working even amidst the negatives for your good? He did not say that all good things work together for your good. He said "...all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose" (Romans 8:28, KJV). All things means the good and the not-so-good.

God created you on purpose. Then He gave you a purpose: to do as He commands. Stopping and quitting are only thoughts the devil sends, hoping you will receive them and take yourself out of God's game of life. The devil knows that he cannot stop you as a believer, so he sends thoughts that he hopes you will grasp so that you will derail yourself.

The Bible says you are a believer, so believe. The Bible says you are more than a conqueror, so conquer. The Bible says all of your needs are met, so stop looking at what you don't have and see by faith what is yours according to His Word.

You may be so low in spirit right now that you are having difficulty remembering what your good God has done in your life. If that is the case, stop trying to remember, and begin to praise Him. Praise is a decision you can make. Choose to worship the Lord Jesus for His willingness to shed His blood for you to be free.

Never wait for a feeling to come before you begin to praise. Praise Him by faith, and watch the feeling flow into and through you. Once you start to praise, you will quickly remember why. Do it now.

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Friday June 11, 2021
If the Lord Delight in Us

Numbers 14:8, KJV: If the Lord delight in us, then he will bring us into this land, and give it to us; a land which floweth with milk and honey.

God was able to deliver on His promise to take His people into the rich land described in this passage. It was understood that He wanted to be delighted with them. That principle works in our human relationships as well. For example, the more someone pleases you, the more ways you try to bless and include that person in your life.

What about us causes God to be delighted? What gives Him satisfaction? What can I do that will cause the Father God to say, "I take great pleasure in you"? First Samuel 15:22 shows us: "Samuel said, Hath the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams." Very early in my walk with the Lord, I began to see that God was not impressed with my effort for Him. But He was pleased with the one gift that I could give Him: my obedience to Him.

Since the king delighted in Esther, he offered her half of his kingdom. I suppose that was a good deal, but I believe we as Christians have a better one. God did not offer us only half of His kingdom. He gave us the entire kingdom; eternal life through His Son, Jesus! He did not spare anything, because we delight ourselves in Him and He is delighted with us.

When God is pleased with His children, He shows His care in every area. Once while on vacation, I discovered that I had misplaced my cell phone. My mind assured me that some strangers were calling all of their relatives in foreign countries at my expense, but I rested in the Lord and enjoyed my evening, thanking Him that all was well. When I went to retrieve my phone in the morning, I saw two interesting stores that I had missed the afternoon before. Their new arrivals were just what my late husband was interested in. In minutes, he had the clothing he wanted and needed for the season. I believe God was delighted in us. He took what was a negative situation and worked it for our good in minimum time and effort.

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Saturday June 12, 2021
Grace for Grace

John 1:16, KJV: And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace.

It appears from this verse that what has been given to us is what we are to dispense to others. I suspect your head tells you at times that you just can't do a particular thing. I get the same message. Well, it is a lie straight from hell, so renounce it with every fiber of your being.

Through Jesus Christ we are complete. Through the same Jesus, we are partakers of His fullness. I assure you He is lacking nothing from the Father. Since you are His, if you have received Him, nothing is lacking in you either.

Reread that verse. It said, "grace for grace." To me that means I am a recipient of the Father's grace and His grace was given to me to extend the same grace to others.

That is not easy to the flesh because all of us can offer a reason or two why we should not have to "tolerate that situation or that person any longer." But His grace in you says, "I have given you grace for every situation and task that looms on the horizon, as well as for the one that came galloping up to your door uninvited." What does grace for grace require of us? It makes me ask myself, "What would Jesus do?" If then He would respond in a particular way, we have no choice but to do the same.

"But why?" you ask. Because if Jesus would do it, then you have the assurance that if you do the same thing you will be pleasing to God our Father. Jesus always did what was pleasing to the Father. He did not displease Him even once in anything--ever. And we must emulate His obedience in all things.

This is how it works! Titus 2:14 reads, "Who gave himself for us that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

Therefore, if you desire to do that which is good and your passion is to right life's wrongs and heal life's hurts, then you are eligible for God's grace: grace for salvation and all that encompasses, but also grace to perform every good thing possible.

It's all in being zealous, not slothful, lazy, or half hearted. Grace for grace is for those excited and thrilled to do good to and for others. Do you get the message?

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Sunday June 13, 2021
Full Grown or An Infant; He Had The Same Power

Philippians 2:7, KJV: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:

The most powerful force in the universe reduced Himself to the weakness of an infant so that He could show how strong He was regardless. Infant or giant, we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us. We really have to let this mind be in us, which was in Christ. We must think like Him, speak like Him and in all situations, conduct ourselves like Him.

It’s not how long you’ve been exposed to the Word. It’s how much you expose the Word to others when you are confronted with obstacles. The Spirit of God is a river in me. You can’t dam up a river; it finds its own level. The Spirit of God in His children does the same thing.

Paul read the Corinthian’s mail in Galatians 4. They were trying to continue in the old ways once they were exposed to the true God.

You’ll never be content observing days, months, times and years. What Paul really said in Galatians 4:11 NKJV was, “I am afraid for you.” Because I want to go deeper in the things of God, He will take me higher. I want to take you with me. Don’t you want to let go of the beggarly elements of this world? Jesus offers a better life.

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Monday June 14, 2021
Does the Lord Confide in You?

Psalm 25:14, KJV: The secret of the Lord is with them that fear him; and he will shew them his covenant.

For years we have been telling the Lord our little secrets--all those thoughts and ideas that we could and would never discuss with anyone else because we were concerned with what they might think of us. I wonder if it has ever occurred to us that, for those who truly love and reverence God, perhaps many, if not all, of those "secrets" emanate from God in the first place.

Imagine telling God something that He does not already know. How could He be God and not know everything there is to know about us? The Bible says, "The Lord confides in those who fear him; he makes his covenant known to them" (Psalm 25:14, NIV).
God already knows those things that seem so important to us. He is trying to get us to listen to what's important to Him, so that our important secrets and His become one and the same. For those of us who respect God the Father and obtain personal knowledge and intimate fellowship with Him, He has made a covenant agreement: Whatever He says or tells to Jesus, He will tell or say to us.

Father, now that I know You, I want to know Your secrets; for until I do, I won't fully know You. You have promised to tell me Your secrets because of my acceptance of Your Son, Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Confide in Me, Father, as I have confided in You; for to know You is to love You, and I want to love You more and more each day.

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