Do I Walk as Judas Did? A Scary Question To Consider! Today’s DSI’s Devotional

DSI Devotions: I not only love to share what God gives me revelation on but I also love to share from devotionals, I read, while doing my own quiet time with the Lord. There is so much wealth of revelation from those who walked this path before us. I hope you enjoy this and others from the 1800’s. Such as Moody, Spurgeon, Bowen etc.

Do I Walk as Judas Did?  A Scary Question To Consider!

Judas Iscariot . . . was a thief, and had the bag, and bore what was put therein. John 7: 4, 6.

Freely ye have received, freely give. Matt.10:8. Ah, but if we should go thoroughly into this matter, should we not probably find that many of us are guilty, in some modified and yet sufficiently alarming sense, of treachery to the poor? Are we not, some of us, sent to them with benefactions which never reach them, and are only unconscious of guilt because so long accustomed to look upon the goods as bestowed on us, whereas the light of God’s word would plainly reveal upon those goods the names of the poor and needy?—George Bowen.

A question to consider;  As I walk with Jesus, the same as Judas.  Am I keeping the money that God has entrusted me to help other with?  Am I only thinking of what new toy I can get when I receive more money?

What do we say to the Lord, when we stand before him and give an account for what we did with our salvation (not our sins, they were paid for!)   Then, He asked this question or makes this comment; “Do you know, you spent more on your pets (toys, vacations, concerts, eating out., etc)  then you did spreading the Gospel to the poor?  What will you say?

Devotional by George Bowen

Commentary by Dennis Stauffer

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Are You Wasting The Life Christ Gave You?

Are you wasting your life sitting on the bench (The Pew)?

Do you want to get in the GAME and make a difference to a hurting family in Guatemala for Jesus Christ?  We just happen to have a position for you here at DSI Ministries,  so you can get your “Hands In Action.”

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USE WORDS ONLY WHEN NECESSARY

At All Times Preach the Gospel if Needed Use Words:

Being a missionary to a foreign country, where I do not speak the language very well, this came in useful and how much more in the United States, where I do speak the language!

Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Matt.5;14

Lamps do not talk, but they do shine. A lighthouse sounds no drum, it beats no gong; and yet far over the waters its friendly spark is seen by the mariner. So let your actions shine out your religion. Let the main sermon of your life be illustrated by all your conduct.—Charles Spurgeon.

 

Have I Not Commanded You?

Joshua 1:9  Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

“Have I Not Commanded You”?  To do what God calls us to do, we must remember that being “strong, courageous and not being afraid is a COMMAND, not a FEELING.  We must be obedient to follow His directions.

Because if it is really God who called you; YOU WILL NEED THIS VERSE! He only calls us to do what He can do, not what we can do on our own.

Do You Want To Experience the Voice and Presence of God?

The only tools needed to spark a personal revival in your life:

  • You, alone with God.
  • A Bible
  •  a cup coffee or your favorite drink
  • with an open and a willing heart and mind to hear His voice.

Draw Near

Delay not, delay not, O sinner, draw near. The waters of life are now flowing for thee; No price is demanded, the Savior is here; Redemption is purchased, salvation is free.

Delay not, delay not, the Spirit of grace, Long grieved and resisted, may take His sad flight, and leave thee in darkness to finish thy race, to sink in the groom of eternity’s night.

Thomas Hasting (1784-1872)

Need Help in Overcoming FEAR?

As I sit here today planning and WORRY about my returning to Guatemala on Christmas Day. The fear of the future started grabbing at my heart. I turned to prayer and God gave me this from the “God Calling” book.  I do believe Jesus spoke to these ladies. This book has ministered to me for years in this same manner. It never fails, when I am faced with something overwhelming, I turn to the Bible and this book and I  always find my answer. May this devotional encourage you today!

Perfect Love

Our Lord, give us that Perfect Love of Thee that casts out all fear.

Never let yourselves fear anybody or anything. No fear of My failing you. No fear that your faith will fail you. No fear of poverty or loneliness. No fear of not knowing the way. No fear of others. No fear of their misunderstanding.

But, My children, this absolute casting out of fear is the result of a Perfect Love, a perfect Love of Me and My Father. Speak to Me about everything. Listen to Me at all times. Feel My tender nearness, substituting at once some thought of Me for the fear.

The powers of evil watch you as a besieging force would watch a guarded city — the object being always to find some weak spot, attack that, and so gain an entrance. So evil lurks around you, and seeks to surprise you in some fear.

The fear may have been but a small one, but it affords evil a weak spot of attack and entrance, and then in some rushing despondency, doubt of Me, and so many other sins. Pray, My beloved children, for that Perfect Love of Me that indeed casts out all fear.- Jesus

Dealing with Problems

I learned from dealing with myself, people in recovery from addictions and most people in general:

We only want the pain and consequences of our sins  to go away but we do not want to deal with the root of our problem.

Until we do, we are doomed to return to this place again and again. 

Taken from the upcoming book Jonah by Dennis Stauffer

 

What Is Coming Out Your Mouth?

John 3:16-17   For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

When we refuse to condemn a person or a group of people, is not the same as accepting their lifestyle or even condoning their sin.

It is choosing to walk and talk as Jesus did.  Jesus never spoke a condemning word to anyone in sin, (except to the religious bigots of His time).  Not to the women caught in a sexual sin, not to Zacchaeus or even the women at the well or even to the Roman Soldiers that occupied their land and defiled the temple.

Jesus never condemned and He saved the world. He never even used the modern religious cliche; “well you know I just hate the sin but not the sinner.”(right)

The Pharisees and Sadducees, on the other hand, condemned everyone but never lead a person into the kingdom of God.

Now who do you choose to be?