'Spiritual FUEL for the Soul'
The Agape Letters Ministry
Sharing the Love of God's WORD
through Daily Devotionals
of Encouragement and Inspiration
Thursday August 14, 2008
"A Servant's Heart!"
John 12:26 (Amplified Bible)
If anyone serves Me, he must continue to follow Me[to cleave steadfastly to Me, conform wholly to My example in living and,if need be, in dying] and wherever I am, there will My servant be also.If anyone serves Me, the Father will honor him.
These WORDs of Christ Jesus speak of HIS Coming to SERVE, desiring this Way of LIFE as well for ALL that Believe in HIM and choose to Obediently follow HIM.
Monday August 18, 2008
John 17:20(Amplified Bible)
Neither for these alone do I pray [it is not for their sake onlythat I make this request], but also for all those who will ever cometo believe in (trust in, cling to, rely on) Me through their word and teaching,
Through these WORDs of prayer spoken by Christ Jesus, do we see that HE was speaking of every generation of Believers who would come to Believe and Trust in HIM as Savior and LORD.
Wednesday August 20, 2008
([Further Instructions] Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.
Many times does scripture record that Christ Jesus went FURTHER, seeking a quieter place to pray.
Friday August 22, 2008
Acts 4:31 (Amplified Bible)
And when they had prayed, the place in which they were assembled was shaken;and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they continuedto speak the Word of God with freedom and boldness and courage.
Luke records that after Peter and John's release from jail, they assembled together afterwards with other Believers and prayed, giving Thanks to the LORD and fervently sought HIS Manifestation of POWER for healings and deliverance.
Monday August 25, 2008
John 3:21 (Amplified Bible)
But he who practices truth [who does what is right] comes outinto the Light; so that his works may be plainly shown to bewhat they are--wrought with God [divinely prompted, done
with God's help, in dependence upon Him].
Christ Jesus continually teaches me as HE did HIS disciples, by declaring that God has divinely appointed men and women who desire to know HIM to be HIS Kingdom Messengers, and by HIS Spirit does HE accomplish even greater WORKs through my total dependence upon HIM.
Tuesday August 26, 2008
1 Peter 5:10 (Amplified Bible)
And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace[Who imparts all blessing and favor], Who has called you to His[own] eternal glory in Christ Jesus, will Himself complete andmake you what you ought to be, establish and ground you securely,
and strengthen, and settle you.
These WORDs written by the Apostle Peter, under the INSPIRATION of Holy Spirit, are a reminder of the RESTORING Power which Believers receive, as they Proclaim the Kingdom of God.
Wednesday August 27, 2008
"Dwelling of HIS Spirit!"
Ephesians 3:17 (Amplified Version)
May Christ through your faith [actually] dwell
(settle down, abide, make His permanent home) in your hearts!
May you be rooted deep in love and founded securely on love,
As Holy Spirit transforms the heart of a man such as the Apostle Paul, I too am then able to portray and express the Deep and Abiding Love of Christ that exists and forms the foundation upon which every relationship that I have, is built upon and is sustained through every troublesome and trying time of trial.
Thursday August 28, 2008
Hebrews 10:23 (Amplified Version)
So let us seize and hold fast and retain without waveringthe hope we cherish and confess and our acknowledgement of it, for He Who promised is reliable (sure) and faithfulto His word.
The writer of Hebrews tells me of the Faith of so many who relied upon God for everything. Getting to that place in my Faith, comes not from my own strength, which is being strengthened daily by HIS Spirit, but my Faith comes from acknowledging that God never wavers from HIS Promise.
Friday August 29, 2008
1 Corinthians 14:12 (Amplified Version)
So it is with yourselves; since you are so eager and ambitiousto possess spiritual endowments and manifestations of the
[Holy] Spirit, [concentrate on] striving to excel and to abound
[in them] in ways that will build up the church.
The Apostle Paul wrote to the Corinthain Believers in Christ, with the specific purpose of further explaining the Spiritual Gifts received from Holy Spirit as our Rightful Inheritance.
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