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Daily Inspirational Thoughts

to bless your life.

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 Monday through Friday

devotionals


Written by
Beth McLendon


This was a Daily Devotional 

in September 2017.

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This week's topic:

Pulling Down Walls



Monday September 4, 2017


Breaking Down Walls

with other people

that hinder a good relationship


Today's devotional comes from

an episode

of

the old TV show

"The Courtship of Eddie’s Father"


Quick note:

Think about a turtle and his shell.


Young Eddie

was thinking about turtles.


Eddie asked his television father (Bill Bixby),

“Why don’t people wear shells to protect themselves?”


Bill Bixby answered, “Some people do.”


Eddie then asked, “How do you get them open?”


Bill said, “You talk them open.”




Tuesday September 5, 2017


Breaking Down Walls

inside ourselves




Waiting for your Cat to Bark 



Awhile back, I ran across that book title.

I did not look inside the book.

Yet that title grabbed my attention and has continued to promote lots of deep thoughts.


Do you have walls inside yourself

that are keeping you

from something

God wants you to do?


Is there something

you need to be doing for God

but you are waiting

for your cat

to bark?


What I am trying to say is - 

Are you are waiting for something

to happen

that is never going to happen?


If you wait for perfect conditions,

you will never get

anything done.

Ecclesiastes 11:4 TLB



Wednesday September 6, 2017


Breaking Down Walls

between ourself and God


God wants to create a

beautiful

love story

between

you and him.



God tells us about his vision

for this

Love Story

in

Song of Solomon 6:3.


That verse says:

 

I am my beloved and my beloved is mine.

Song of Solomon 6:3

 


God wants me to see that verse in a very personal way.


God is my beloved

and

I am his beloved.

 

What a beautiful picture

of a great relationship with God!



Here is a great response to give God:


But as for me,

I get as close to him [God] as I can!

I have chosen him

and

I will tell everyone

about the wonderful ways he rescues me.

Psalm 73:28 TLB



Consider visiting our pages:


Feeling the love of God

Falling in love with God




Allow the walls to continue

to fall

just as the leaves do

in the

fall season!



Thursday September 7, 2017


We are in the Jewish month Elul.

 

For the Jewish people,

this month is a time of repentance

and drawing close to God.


The Hebrew letters in the Hebrew word

 

Elul

 

are often thought of

in the Jewish community as -

 

an acronym

of

  Song of Solomon 6:3.

 

* * *


I am my beloved and my beloved is mine.

Song of Solomon 6:3


* * *


Yet, even though many Jewish people

are drawing closer to Father God,

they still need to know

Jesus as Messiah.




Breaking Down Walls

with people we may not like


Many Christians have a wall up

between themselves and the Jewish people.


During this week

as we are pulling down walls,

let's also begin pulling down any walls

we have against the Jewish people.




In Romans 10:1,

Paul teaches us

what God's will is

for us to pray:


Brethren, my heart's desire

and

prayer to God

for Israel

is

that they might be saved.

Romans 10:1 KJV


Please join me in praying that:


MANY of the Jewish people

will

recognize Jesus as their Messiah -

 

THIS YEAR!



Consider our

Psalm 122 Prayer page

for Israel.




 Friday September 8, 2017


The walls we have talked about all week

are harmful walls.


Today we talk about

Good Walls!


Today

Let's Strengthen

the 

Good Walls

we have erected

against the

devil

and

against sin!



Napoleon I


An encyclopedia speaks about Napoleon I in this way:


“He developed a principle of war

that formed the basis of his future campaigns.


He learned to

seek a weak point

in the enemy’s line

and

throw all his strength against it

at the decisive hour of battle.


With that point broken or weakened,

the enemy collapsed.”


That sounds like the battle plans of the satanic forces that come against us. 


Let's Strengthen our

Good Walls!


God tells us that

putting on the

Full Armor of God

strengthens us!




God tells us to put on the

Full Armor of God

and come against evil.


Power   Prayer


Please join me in putting on

The Powerful Armor of God!


Consider printing out this prayer.

 


Mighty God,

Thank you for giving me your armor.

Thank you for explaining to me how Powerful it is.

Thank you for telling me to meditate on your Words.

I see good fruit growing in my life from yielding to your guidance.

So today.......


I put on the Helmet of Salvation.

Thank you for your saving power that rescued me from hell and positions me under your everlasting protection and provision.


I put on the Belt of Truth.

Thank you that as I read your truth, I understand your truth better and better.

Thank you that as I read your truth, my faith in you - and in your Word  - grows.


I put on the Breastplate of Righteousness.

Thank you for giving me the righteousness of Christ.

I will show respect and honor to you by seeking to follow you in every way.


I put on the Shoes of Peace.

Thank you for your divine peace that guides me beside the still waters.

Your peace is comforting and calming. Show me how to receive more of your peace this day.


I pick up the Shield of Faith.

Thank you for my strong Shield of Faith that assures me that I am loved and accepted By You.

My shield gives me confidence that I am Powerful and Mighty In You as I follow your Word.


I pick up the Sword of the Spirit which is the Word of God.

Thank you for a sword that is Powerful.

Thank you for a sword that is Mighty.

My sword changes things in the natural world.

My sword destroys the works of the enemy.

I will speak out your Words this day!

AMEN!

Copyright © 2015 Beth McLendon of Inspirational-Prayers.com



Note that we have

more

Spiritual warfare prayers

that highlight the Full Armor of God:

Spiritual Warfare Prayers

-

Full Armor of God