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Beacon of Light

Daily Encouragement – 

I will use you as a beacon of light and life to this generation! I am continually looking for those who will put Me on display for all to see and stand for Me even in the most difficult circumstances.

You are My vessel of light! You must shine for all to see! You must not let the ways of the world distract or dim the light I have placed in you! You must shine bright for all to see that many may come to Me and know My light and life!

Display the splendor of The Kingdom in your life no matter where you go. Never fear! I am with you to help you shine no matter the darkness. I love you My Child!!!

Matthew 5:14-16 (AMP) “You are the light of [Christ to] the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden; 15 nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. 16 Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good deeds and moral excellence, and [recognize and honor and] glorify your Father who is in heaven.”

Jeremiah, Man on Fire!!!
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Press in, Come Closer, Walk with Me

Daily Encouragement –

I love you My child. Come and walk with Me. Press in to knowing Me and walk with Me. 

The heroes of old did great things because they walked with Me. They got to know Me and My heart. Their desire was to please Me and be completely obedient. 

Listen and hear what I have to say. It is not hard to hear if you are walking close by My side in step with Me. It is when you choose to walk your own way and do your own thing when it becomes difficult to hear, because you have moved away from Me.

I am always speaking. What I say will not always be words of direction and instruction because that’s only a small part of any relationship. I speak My love, and how I am proud of you. I speak all the little “unnecessary” life-changing things that you might like to skip over to get to the “good stuff”.

Press in to Me and receive all I have to give and say whether you like it or not. I love you My child!!!

Amos 3:3 Can two walk together, unless they are agreed? 

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 Two are better than one, Because they have a good reward for their labor. 
10 For if they fall, one will lift up his companion. But woe to him who is alone when he falls, For he has no one to help him up. 
11 Again, if two lie down together, they will keep warm; But how can one be warm alone? 
12 Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him. And a threefold cord is not quickly broken. 
Jeremiah, Man on Fire!!!

Got My Eye on You

Daily Encouragement –

I love you My child. I love it when you seek me out. I love it when you cry out to Me. I will surely answer your cries because you are My child, and I love you!

Remember, I am here to provide and take care of all your needs. I see beyond what you do and know what is best. I will bring you into the best as you trust in Me.

My ear is listening to every cry, and I see every tear. Be sure that I will walk with you through every difficult situation and be there to give you everything you need. 

I will be your provision and blessing to give you the necessities and shower you with special things. I bless in the physical and the spiritual in ways you may never even recognize.

I am here to lead you, guide you, and bless you. I take pleasure in spending time with you My child. I love you!!!

Psalm 34:15-19 The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, And His ears are open to their cry. The face of the Lord is against those who do evil, To cut off the remembrance of them from the earth. The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears, And delivers them out of all their troubles. The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart, And saves such as have a contrite spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, But the Lord delivers him out of them all. 

Jeremiah, Man on Fire!!!

Press In to Press On

Belize Day 6 –
Emerging from our shelter we were greeted with an unfamiliar sight.  Trees as large as houses were strewn everywhere. Branches and leaves had been stripped from the trees and scattered on every inch of the ground.  With the welcome morning light, this is what our eyes came upon.  A new world lay before us, somehow similar to the old, but oh so different.
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Some of us got to work cleaning up immediately and others went off to sleep in their beds and make sure their rooms were not torn apart.  We had a lot of things get wet in our room and some leaves had blown in, but besides that not much trouble.  The power being out is inconvenient for a lot of people, but just another effect of the storm. We worked all morning to pile branches and leaves. Sometime during the night, Santi had forgotten to move his vehicle to a safe place and it had been partially crushed by a monstrous tree.  The highlight of the morning was when we were finally able to get the tree off the truck and see that it was dented and had some broken windows but was still usable.
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Our next task was to clear the downed power lines so that we could get them repaired. Along, the way, we repaired the horse pen while many continued to stack the seemingly endless supply of broken branches and downed trees.  By lunch, most were exhausted and I had to sleep for a few hours.  After a quick nap, I got back to work until dinner when I found out that Sarah was apparently suffering from heat exhaustion and lack of sleep.  I know she worked just as hard as, if not harder than, the majority of the guys and never took a break for water or anything.  She was paying for it. Heidi and I went and prayed for her, and we saw an immediate improvement.  We sat around for about an hour around a candle talking and finally turned in for the night.  This has become a rather interesting real mission trip that most people were unprepared for.
Interestingly, a day or two before I left for Belize, God had spoken something to me during my prayer time.  I was praying and preparing spiritually for the trip and got a strange impression.  It was not even what I would call a word, but I felt as if this mission would be more than what we knew or expected and that we may not come back when we planned on it.  I know now that it was God, but then I had this feeling that this trip was going to be bigger than anyone expected and that something was going to happen that no one planned on or prepared for.  Like I said, it was not clear enough for me to tell the leaders, but it was this nagging thought.  I was unsure of what to expect or if I was just being silly, but I made plans in the physical to have everything taken care of in case I did not come back when I thought I would.
Now, I know that was a word from the Lord.  I doubt any of us would have gone if we had known that we would be in the middle of a hurricane.  However, God was preparing me even before the trip for unexpected things that would take place.  Even on my 28th mission trip, God is still giving me adventure and allowing me to experience something I had never done before and may never do again, endure through a hurricane.
Devotion – 
These are difficult times that we all live in.  God has chosen you to live at this time and He gives you everything that you need to succeed.  The more troubling things that are around you, the closer you need to get to Him!
 Press into Him and He will give you the ability to press on no matter the lack of sleep, uncomfortable conditions, pain, or whatever you may be going through.  
Interestingly, God revealed to me something that I never really could have known or been prepared for, experiencing a hurricane, during my time with Him.  I was close to Him even before the hard times came, and because of this, He was able to prepare me for the unknown hard times to come so that I was ready to endure when the time came.  This demonstrates how important it is to press into Him during the easy times as well as the difficult. 
Challenge – 
Today, ask God to help you to come closer to Him than ever before.  As you do this, look for the encouragement, strength, and life that will come as a result of deepening devotion and intimacy with Him!!!
Jeremiah, Man on Fire!!!