Daily Devotional By Archbishop Foley Beach
Through Prayer, You Can Commune with God, the Creator of the Universe!

Through Prayer, You Can Commune with God, the Creator of the Universe!

July 11, 2018

Message Summary: Prayer is your conduit for communion with God, in His Throne Room, to invite His help to your situations. The best way to learn how to have this communion with God is to just do it, using no magic words, although the words of Scripture are powerful and work strongly. Just pray with your heart in conversation with God. Jonah, in Jonah 2:1-2, models for us that no matter how deep the situational hole, into which we have dug for ourselves, we can call on God, the Creator of the Universe, for our help: “Then Jonah prayed to the LORD his God from the belly of the fish, saying, “I called out to the LORD, out of my distress, and he answered me; out of the belly of Sheol I cried, and you heard my voice.".

 

Today’s Affirmation: Today, I affirm that because I am in Jesus ChristI will not be anxious. (Philippians 4:6f). “I can do everything through Him who gives me strength.” (Philippians 4:14).

 

This Sunday’s SermonYou can listen to Archbishop Beach’s Current Sunday Sermon: “Will You "Stand in the Gap" for  Our County?”, at our Website: www.AWordFromTheLord.org/listen/.

 

Website Link to the Video – The Promise of Belief (St. Thomas Anglican Church, Athens GA):  https://www.lightsource.com/ministry/a-word-from-the-lord/`

 

Scripture Reference (ESV): John 14:13; Jonah 1:1-2; Jonah 2:2-10; Psalms 20:1-9.

Where Your Treasure Is, Your Heart Is, Also

Where Your Treasure Is, Your Heart Is, Also

July 10, 2018

Message Summary: God could care less about our money. God is concerned about our hearts. God is concerned about the purity of our hearts and if our treasure has been put in the wrong places. If our hearts are in the right place, then our money will be in the right place. As Jesus tells us in Mathew 6:19-21: "Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." Sadly, too many of our hearts are filled with greed and envy; therefore, our treasure has become our God.

 

Today’s Affirmation: Today, because of I am filled with the Holy Spirit, I will not be controlled by my AddictionsRather, I will walk in the Spirit’s fruit of Self-Control. “The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.” (Galatians 5:22f).

 

This Sunday’s SermonYou can listen to Archbishop Beach’s Current Sunday Sermon: “Will You "Stand in the Gap" for  Our County?”, at our Website: www.AWordFromTheLord.org/listen/.

 

Website Link to the Video – The Promise of Belief (St. Thomas Anglican Church, Athens GA):  https://www.lightsource.com/ministry/a-word-from-the-lord/`

 

Scripture Reference (ESV): Mathew 6:19-21; Mathew 19:16-30; 1 Timothy 6:17-19; Psalms 19:1-15.

God Has Compassion for Those Who Fear Him and Praise Him

God Has Compassion for Those Who Fear Him and Praise Him

July 9, 2018

Message Summary As David’s praise tells us in Psalms 103:13“As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear Him.”. David models again and again, in Psalms, how we should praise God. For example, in Psalms 146, David says: "Put not your trust in Princes; Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord, Oh my soul!". When we are wondering how to praise the Lord, we can read one of David’s Psalms to God like David’s praises to the Lord in Psalms 112:1-2: “Blessed is the man who fears the LORD, who greatly delights in his commandments! His offspring will be mighty in the land; the generation of the upright will be blessed.".

 

Today’s Affirmation: Because of who I am in Jesus Christ, I will not be driven by Hatred. Rather, I will abide in the Lord’s Love. “I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in Me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from Me you can do nothing.” (John 15:5).

 

This Sunday’s SermonYou can listen to Archbishop Beach’s Current Sunday Sermon: “Will You "Stand in the Gap" for  Our County?”, at our Website: www.AWordFromTheLord.org/listen/.

 

Website Link to the Video – The Promise of Belief (St. Thomas Anglican Church, Athens GA):  https://www.lightsource.com/ministry/a-word-from-the-lord/`

 

Scripture Reference (ESV): Psalms 103:13; Psalms 118:1-20; Proverbs 1:7Psalms 18a:1-25.

Are You Ready for Something Spiritually to Happen in Your Life?

Are You Ready for Something Spiritually to Happen in Your Life?

July 8, 2018

Message Summary: Many do not see much spiritually going on in their lives, and they must ask the question: “Am I ready for something spiritual to happen in my life; am I dressed and ready for service?”. Are we ready to say: “Lord, here am I; send me.”? The call of the Holy Spirit to us may be diverse: becoming a missionary in a third world country; to being a Christian business leader; to taking a stand for Jesus that is not politically correct. Can you be as ready as Isaiah when he said to God’s call, in Isaiah 6:8: “I heard the voice of the Lord: ‘Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?’ Then I said: ‘Lord, here am I; send me.’”? If you are not ready, why not?

 

Today’s AffirmationI affirm that because of what God has done for me in His Son, JesusI AM FILLED WITH THE HOLY SPIRITIf you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him! (Luke 11:13).

 

This Sunday’s SermonYou can listen to Archbishop Beach’s Current Sunday Sermon: “Will You "Stand in the Gap" for  Our County?”, at our Website: www.AWordFromTheLord.org/listen/.

 

Website Link to the Video – The Promise of Belief (St. Thomas Anglican Church, Athens GA):  https://www.lightsource.com/ministry/a-word-from-the-lord/`

 

Scripture Reference (ESV): Romans 8:12-17; Acts 2:1-4; Genesis 46:2-4; Psalms 17:1-15.

Get Out of Debt; Don’t Be a Slave to Debt
Share God’s Word Through Your Personal Relationships

Share God’s Word Through Your Personal Relationships

July 6, 2018

Message Summary: We share the Word of the Lord with people that we know. We open stories of our life situations; and the people we know, with whom we have relationships, will ask us questions. From these conversational questions comes a natural discourse about our relationship with Jesus in our lives: “Because I am a follower of Jesus . . .”. In Mark 5:19-20, Jesus was very explicit that we are to go to our “friends” and tell them of Jesus’ good news: “’Go home to your friends and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had mercy on you.’ And he went away and began to proclaim in the Decapolis how much Jesus had done for him, and everyone marveled.". Go; make Disciples!

 

Today’s Affirmation: Today, because of I am filled with the Holy Spirit, I will not be controlled by my Inconsistencies. Rather, I will walk in the Spirit’s fruit of Faithfulness. “The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.” (Galatians 5:22f).

 

This Sunday’s SermonYou can listen to Archbishop Beach’s Current Sunday Sermon: “Facing Difficult Circumstances”, at our Website: www.AWordFromTheLord.org/listen/.

 

Website Link to the Video – The Promise of Belief (St. Thomas Anglican Church, Athens GA):  https://www.lightsource.com/ministry/a-word-from-the-lord/`

 

Scripture Reference (ESV): Luke 11:5-8; Matthew 28:18-20; Matthew 16:13-20; Psalms 15:1-11.

God Is the Solution for Our Uncertainty in Our Institutions

God Is the Solution for Our Uncertainty in Our Institutions

July 5, 2018

Message Summary: Are our governmental leaders leading us off the cliff, or have they already led us of the cliff? The related uncertainty in our government, economic system, cultural institutions, and in our interactions with others have brought fear, anger and hostility to millions of Americans. As Christians, we can look to John 14:1 in which Jesus tells us: "Let not let your heart be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in Me.". In times like these, we can be reminded of where our loyalties are and where our loyalties should be. Also, in times of uncertainty, our intimacy with God can be deepened -- God is still on the throne of the Universe.

 

Today’s Affirmation: Today, Because of who I am in Jesus Christ, I will not be driven by Inadequacy. Rather, I will abide in the Lord’s Abundance. “I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in Me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from Me you can do nothing.” (John 15:5).

                       

This Sunday’s SermonYou can listen to Archbishop Beach’s Current Sunday Sermon: “Facing Difficult Circumstances”, at our Website: www.AWordFromTheLord.org/listen/.

 

Website Link to the Video – The Promise of Belief (St. Thomas Anglican Church, Athens GA):  https://www.lightsource.com/ministry/a-word-from-the-lord/`

 

Scripture Reference (ESV): Matthew 11:28-29; Matthew 6:25-34; Isaiah 35:4; Psalms 14:1-7.

We Need a Spiritual Awakening to Save Souls AND Our Way of Life

We Need a Spiritual Awakening to Save Souls AND Our Way of Life

July 4, 2018

Message Summary:  A National Spiritual Awakening is needed not only to save souls from eternal damnation but to save our way of life. Our way of life is slipping quickly away from us. Our way of life is not just about elections and politics. The risk to our way of life relates to all of us. This risk will only be addressed by a change in our hearts, and the hearts of the people will not change until we have a true spiritual awakening. As Jesus tells us in John 14:1: “Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me.”. Additionally, Isaiah tells us in Isaiah 35:4: “Be strong; fear not! Behold, your God will come with vengeance, with the recompense of God. He will come and save you.”.

 

Today’s Affirmation: Today, I affirm that because I am in Jesus ChristMy citizenship is in Heaven.  (Philippians 3:20f). “I can do everything through Him who gives me strength.” (Philippians 4:14).

 

This Sunday’s SermonYou can listen to Archbishop Beach’s Current Sunday Sermon: “Facing Difficult Circumstances”, at our Website: www.AWordFromTheLord.org/listen/.

 

Website Link to the Video – The Promise of Belief (St. Thomas Anglican Church, Athens GA):  https://www.lightsource.com/ministry/a-word-from-the-lord/`

 

Scripture Reference (ESV): Ephesians 4:10-14; Romans 12:4-8; 1 Corinthians 3:7-11; Psalms 13:1-6. 

God Will Tell You How to Pray for Your Situation

God Will Tell You How to Pray for Your Situation

July 3, 2018

Message Summary: If you listen and commune with God in your prayers, he will tell you how and to whom you should direct your prayers -- you must pray in faith that God knows what personal situation you or someone else has in their life; and He will direct your prayers for a situation or a person. In John 14:12-14, Jesus challenges us to” pray” and to “ask”: “Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I am going to the Father. Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it.". Always pray and do not give up -- be persistent in your prayers.

 

Today’s Affirmation: Today, because of I am filled with the Holy Spirit, I will not be controlled by my AnxietyRather, I will walk in the Spirit’s fruit of Peace. “The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.” (Galatians 5:22f).

 

This Sunday’s SermonYou can listen to Archbishop Beach’s Current Sunday Sermon: “Wake Up America!”, at our Website: www.AWordFromTheLord.org/listen/.

 

Website Link to the Video – The Promise of Belief (St. Thomas Anglican Church, Athens GA):  https://www.lightsource.com/ministry/a-word-from-the-lord/`

 

Scripture Reference (ESV): Romans 1:8-12; Matthew 6:5-15; Psalms 69:13; Psalms 12:1-8.

Jesus Wants to Heal Our Souls

Jesus Wants to Heal Our Souls

July 2, 2018

Message Summary Jesus knows the aches and wounds of our souls, and He wants to bring us healing. Jesus doesn’t want us living in pain, heartache, or emptiness, as the Apostle Luke tells us in Luke 9:10-11: “On their return the apostles told him all that they had done. And he took them and withdrew apart to a town called Bethsaida. When the crowds learned it, they followed him, and he welcomed them and spoke to them of the kingdom of God and cured those who had need of healing.". We are in an “instant society”, but healing is a process; and it may take a long time. Sometimes God wants us to wait, or He may see our need for healing differently from us; but, in our personal relationship with God, we must pray and ask for healing. In Matthew 7:7-11, Jesus tells us: “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened. Or which one of you, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a serpent? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!". Pray for God’s healing grace for your soul and your body.

 

Today’s Affirmation: Because of who I am in Jesus Christ, I will not be driven by Loneliness. Rather, I will abide in the Lord’s Presence. “I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in Me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from Me you can do nothing.” (John 15:5).

 

This Sunday’s SermonYou can listen to Archbishop Beach’s Current Sunday Sermon: “Wake Up America!”, at our Website: www.AWordFromTheLord.org/listen/.

 

Website Link to the Video – The Promise of Belief (St. Thomas Anglican Church, Athens GA):  https://www.lightsource.com/ministry/a-word-from-the-lord/`

 

Scripture Reference (ESV): Luke 9:10-11; Revelation 22:1-3; 2 Chronicles 7:14-16Psalms 11:1-7.