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Christmas Inspiration With Rhonnie Scheuerman

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“Rhonnie Scheuerman’s Christmas Time Inspiration For All In Need This Morning”

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God Is At Work Within You – Part 2

For it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose. Philippians 2:13

The Bible says: ‘…It is God Who is all the while effectually at work in you [energizing and creating in you the power and desire], both to will and to work for His good pleasure…satisfaction and delight’. We have a tendency to allow a hundred-and-one different things to crowd God out of our lives, so He creates within us the desire to do His will. When you desire to read your Bible, it’s God urging you to do it. When you desire to pray, it’s God moving you to do it. When you desire to give, it’s God motivating you to do it. Jesus said: ‘…I am the Vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in Me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from Me you can do nothing…If you remain in Me and My words remain in you, you may ask for anything you want, and it will be granted!’ (John 15:5, 7). Note the word ‘dwell’; it means to live in and take up residence. So as you live in close relationship with Christ, the desires conceived within you are desires He can fulfil. When you sense that God has put certain desires in your heart, it’s important to pray and ask for those things. If you’re not sure whether or not they’re from Him, pray: ‘Lord, I believe You’ve put this desire in my heart so I am asking You to fulfil it. But I can be happy without it, because I am happy with You. Now it’s up to You to do whatever You want. Amen.’

Have you reached that place in your relationship with God yet?

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Christmas Inspiration With Rhonnie Scheuerman

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Devotional: God Is At Work Within You

Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you

will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. Philippians 1:6

When Paul wrote to the Philippian believers, he told them God was at work in each of them. What an awesome truth! He wrote: ‘I pray that your love will overflow more and more, and that you will keep on growing in knowledge and understanding. For I want you to understand what really matters, so that you may live pure and blameless lives until the day of Christ’s return. May you always be filled with the fruit of your salvation—the righteous character produced in your life by Jesus Christ—for this will bring much glory and praise to God’ (vv. 9-11).

You say, ‘That’s a tall order!’ Yes, and you’ll never accomplish it through willpower, good intentions or self-effort. You must seek God for direction, submit to Him in all things, and draw strength from Him. Trying to do for yourself what only God can do is like trying to pick yourself up by your own bootstraps; it doesn’t work. You must entrust to God the job of equipping you for the work He’s called you to do. Yes, you need to do your part, but don’t try to do God’s part! ‘…We all…beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory [degree by degree]…by the Spirit of the Lord’ (2 Corinthians 3:18). What is it that changes us? ‘The Spirit of the Lord.’ He takes the pressure off, and relieves us of the stress and anxiety we so often feel when we try to ‘change’ ourselves.

Prayer
Heavenly Father,

help me get out of the way of myself so that You can work in, with, and through me.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen

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Lee Ann Womack Willie Nelson sing Christmas Classic

Lee Ann Womack and Willie Nelson Join Forces On Christmas Classic

The holidays are here, whether you like it or not, so cue the Christmas music! Lee Ann Womack and Willie Nelsonhave released a rendition of the holiday classic “Baby, It’s Cold Outside,” and if it doesn’t give you the warm and fuzzies, nothing will.

The cover — available for streaming via Amazon’s “All Is Bright” Holiday playlist starting Nov. 24 — offers Womack’s pristine vocals, complemented by Nelson’s signature singing style. As Womack tries her best to escape during a snow storm, asserting that “I really can’t stay,” Nelson begs her not to leave as, “it’s cold outside!”

“It’s fun to take a standard song and figure out a way to make it your own,” Womack tells Entertainment Weekly of the duet. “The fact that Willie and I are both Texans and fans of Western swing made this treatment a no-brainer. It also made it one of the most fun projects I’ve ever been a part of!”

While Womack is no stranger to Christmas songs — she released her first holiday-themed album The Season for Romance in 2002 — the singer says she’s dreamed of collaborating with Nelson on a holiday track.

“I’ve always wanted to have a Christmas record with Willie,” she says. “And I’ve always wanted to record something that wasn’t just oozing with clichéd Christmas sounds. So I just let him know my idea and we went from there.”  Those hoping to catch Womack on the road in the coming months are in luck as she recently extended her All the Trouble Tour into 2018.

– TasteOfCountry

Christmas Inspiration With Rhonnie Scheuerman

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Let My comforts delight your soul.

The world presents you with a multitude of anxieties-too numerous for you to count

Everywhere you turn, you see problems and trouble. In the midst of this mess, look to Me for help. Whisper My Name, Jesus, thus reactivating your awareness of My Presence. Your perspective changes dramatically as My Presence comes onto the screen of your consciousness, lighting up your worldview. My comforts can soothe your troubled heart and delight your soul.

If the world were perfect, you would never experience the pleasure of receiving comfort from Me. Instead of letting problems discourage you, use them as reminders to seek Me-My Presence, My Peace, My Love. These invisible realities are available to you any time, any place, and they provide Joy that no one can take away from you. So come to Me when you are weary and burdened; I will provide rest for your soul.

In the multitude of my anxieties within me, Your comforts delight my soul. -Psalm 94:19 nkjv

Therefore you now have sorrow; but I will see you again and your heart will rejoice, and your joy no one will take from you. -John 16:22 nkjv

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. -Matthew 11:28-29

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Christmas Inspiration With Rhonnie Scheuerman

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“Rhonnie Scheuerman’s Christmas Time Inspiration For All In Need This Morning”

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Taking Your Place in God’s Family

God sets the lonely in families, he leads forth the prisoners with singing

but the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land. Psalms 68:6

Life in God’s family can be challenging. To enjoy and fulfil your role as a family member you must understand three things: 1) Your rights. When you trust Christ as your Savior you are a member of God’s redeemed family (John 3:3-6). That means you have the right to be accepted, loved, protected, respected, provided for, trained, equipped, and rewarded. Regardless of your past mistakes, God guarantees you these rights, so embrace and enjoy them. 2) The rules of the house. Without the rule of law, you end up with anarchy. And it’s the same in a family. Can you imagine what would happen if the kids ran the house? Well, God’s family isn’t a democracy. You don’t get to vote on the rules. God has established unchanging principles in His Word that guarantee His blessing. ‘If you are…obedient, you shall eat the good of the land’ (Isaiah 1:19). 3) Our responsibilities to one another. You’re called to accept, love and help your brothers and sisters even when they’re selfish, immature, critical and irresponsible. Remember that God’s family is still ‘under construction’, but it’s much better than any other alternative! You need to participate in regular family life and activities. Early church believers met together ‘daily’ (Acts 2:46); as a result they survived all Satan’s attempts to destroy them. So support the life and mission of your church family with your gifts, talent and time. Don’t just be a taker; ‘…God loves a cheerful giver’ (2 Corinthians 9:7).

Prayer
Heavenly Father,

thank You for the community of believers that You have made me a part of. Help me function as a good family member in the group.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen

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Chris And Alan Singing ‘There’s A New Kid In Town

Chris Young & Alan Jackson Singing ‘There’s A New Kid In Town

They lit  the CMA’s Country Christmas stage with a beautiful performance of “There’s a New Kid in Town.”

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The modern star and classic star united on the Grand Ole Opry stage to deliver a poignant rendition of the iconic Christmas song. With their voices complementing one another gracefully, Young and Jackson traded off vocals before harmonizing together on the chorus. Backed by a beautiful holiday themed set of sparkling Christmas trees and an equally mesmerizing orchestra, their version of “There’s a New Kid in Town” was both classic and understated, with Young showing off his impressive chops while Jackson proved why he is so loved by fans and such a staple in the genre.

“There’s a new kid in town / And he’s lying in a manger down the road / There’s a new kid in town / But he’s just another baby I suppose / Heaven knows / There’s a new kid in town / Here in Bethlehem,” the two sing in harmony in the clip above, bringing a host of holiday spirit to the Christmas special.

Young and Jackson’s collaboration was just one of many lovely performances to take place during the 2017 installment of the holiday special, filmed at the famed Opry house in Nashville.

Luke Bryan delivered a strong rendition of “O Holy Night,” while host Reba McEntire and Little Big Town joined forces for a harrowing version of “Mary, Did You Know?” Lady Antebellum, Trisha Yearwood, Brett Eldredge and Kelsea Ballerini also sang holiday classics such as “White Christmas,” “Silver Bells,” “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” and more.

 – TasteOfCountry

Christmas Inspiration With Rhonnie Scheuerman

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“Rhonnie Scheuerman’s Christmas Time Inspiration For All In Need This Morning”

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You Too, Brutus?’ – Part 1

But it is you, a man like myself, my companion, my close friend, Psalms 55:13

No dagger strikes as deeply as the thrust of betrayal. Maybe you identify with David’s story of treachery. It’s the cry of a wounded heart, a desperate prayer for relief. He’s overwhelmed and shaken to the core. If it had been an enemy ‘…then I could bear it…’ (v. 12). But it was ‘my closest friend, the one I trusted most. We enjoyed being together, and we went…to your house, our God’ (vv. 13-14). It was a bitter pill to swallow—his bosom pal, the last one he’d ever suspect, the person he trusted with his deepest secrets, a brother in the faith and fellow worshipper! No wonder his heart was broken. He was in a life-threatening position because of a covenant-breaking friend. ‘As for my companion, he betrayed his friends; he broke his promises. His words are as smooth as butter, but in his heart is war. His words are as soothing as lotion, but underneath are daggers!’ (vv. 20-21).How does David get beyond his grief? By doing these three things: 1) He acknowledges it.He verbalizes the emotions he’s experiencing. 2) He talks to God about it. Instead of faking pseudo-courage, he shares his anguish with God. ‘Morning, noon, and night my complaints and groans go up to Him, and He will hear my voice’ (v. 17). 3) He turns his situation over to God. ‘Pile your troubles on God’s shoulders—He’ll carry your load…He’ll never let good people topple into ruin…’ (v. 22). Today, do those three things and you’ll get back on track again.

Prayer
Heavenly Father, help me get back on track from those that betrayed me. In Jesus’ Name, Amen

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Christmas Inspiration With Rhonnie Scheuerman

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“Rhonnie Scheuerman’s Christmas Time Inspiration For All In Need This Morning”

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I Am The Light Of The World

My followers will not walk in darkness, but will have the Light of Life

Even though there is much darkness in this world, you always have access to Me. So you are never in total darkness. The trail before you may look obscure, especially as it disappears into the future. You would like it to be floodlit so you could anticipate what’s up ahead. But I tell you: I am enough! I am with you, and I also go before you-illuminating the way. Your assignment is to trust Me and follow the Light I provide. No matter how dim it may seem, it is sufficient for your journey through today.

Someday you will be with Me in heaven, and there you will see My Light in all its Glory. Darkness will be a thing of the past, and you will see everything clearly. There will be no more night. You will not need the light of a lamp or of the sun, for I will give you Light-beyond anything you can imagine! Live close to Me, and you will have the Light of Life.Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life. -John 8:12 nkjvThe path of the righteous is like the first gleam of dawn, shining ever brighter till the full light of day. -Proverbs 4:18

There will be no more night. [People in heaven] will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will give them light. And they will reign for ever and ever. -Revelation 22:5

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Christmas Inspiration With Rhonnie Scheuerman

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“Rhonnie Scheuerman’s Christmas Time Inspiration For All In Need This Morning”

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“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord.

“They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope ” Jeremiah 29:11

Humble yourself under My mighty hand. You are well aware of My powerful hand working in your life experiences. Sometimes you feel weighed down by My Sovereign will-trapped by circumstances you cannot change. The temptation at such times is to grow impatient with Me and My ways. But this will only frustrate you further, and your negative feelings will pull you down. Your impatience will also alienate you from Me.

When you are feeling weighed down by your circumstances, change your perspective by looking up to Me. Muster the courage to say, Lord, I humble myself under Your mighty hand. Submit to Me and My ways in your life, even though you long to break free. This protects you from fighting against Me-the Creator and Sustainer of the universe. Instead of engaging in this battle you cannot win, use your energy to cope with the situation and learn from it. Trust that I will lift you up-relieve your suffering-in My perfect, wisely appointed time.

Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. -1 Peter 5:6

He has shown you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God? -Micah 6:8 nkjv

[God] gives more grace. Therefore He says: God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up. -James 4:6, 10 nkjv

I am inspired by the very thought that you are Inspired, I pray your day turns out the way you would want it too – Rhon

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Christmas Inspiration With Rhonnie Scheuerman

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“Rhonnie Scheuerman’s Christmas Time Inspiration For All In Need This Morning”

ChristmasLeaves

How to Accomplish Great Things

When I heard these things, I sat down and wept.

For days I mourned and fasted and prayed before the God of heaven. Nehemiah 1:4

In spite of impossible odds and implacable enemies, Nehemiah rebuilt the walls of Jerusalem in just fifty-two days. It was an incredible accomplishment! And he wasn’t even a builder; he was a waiter in the palace of King Artaxerxes, a heathen monarch. Robert Goddard says, ‘It’s difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow.’ So before you say, ‘It can’t be done,’ or ‘I don’t have the qualifications,’ examine Nehemiah’s story. The first lesson we learn is: you must find a need that moves you. ‘They said to me… “The wall of Jerusalem is broken down, and its gates have been burned with fire.” When I heard these things, I sat down and wept. For some days I mourned…fasted and prayed before…God…’ (vv. 3-4). And what did Nehemiah fast and pray for? ‘…Give your servant success…’ (v. 11). When you find a need that moves you to tears and causes you to say, ‘Something must be done about this!’ the chances are that God’s calling you to do something about it. You may be a leader like Nehemiah, or you may simply be like one of the followers who helped him. Either way, when God stirs your heart about a need, He’s calling you to get involved and take action. If you’re willing to say ‘Yes!’, He will place the resources of heaven at your disposal. When your heart says, ‘This is what I was born to do,’ you may have found your life’s vision.

Prayer
Heavenly Father,

help me really know that all things are possible because of You.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen

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