Guidance of the Holy Spirit

Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice! Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually! (1 Chronicles 16:10-11 ESV)

хвалитесь именем Его святым; да веселится сердце ищущих Господа; взыщите Господа и силы Его, ищите непрестанно лица Его; (1-я Паралипоменон 16:10-11 Russian)

O LORD my God ~ dear Father all glorious, we rejoice on this new day because we have Christ Jesus as Lord with the guidance of the Holy Spirit. According to your knowledge of our daily affairs, please be constantly with the faithful followers of Jesus. We earnestly and wholeheartedly seek your help to overcome threats from diabolical enemies of Christ. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

David Binkley, Sr. Gospel Minister

Cedar Key Church of Christ

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The spectacular gift of life

But let all who take refuge in you rejoice; let them ever sing for joy, and spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may exult in you. (Psalm 5:11 ESV)

И возрадуются все уповающие на Тебя, вечно будут ликовать, и Ты будешь покровительствовать им; и будут хвалиться Тобою любящие имя Твое. (Псалтирь 5:12 Russian)

Dear Father in heaven ~ thank you Lord for the spectacular gift of life on this new day that dawns with fresh blessings from your heart of pure love. Restore joy and a sense of hope for those young people who may be walking alone through a strange city where no one knows them or cares about them. Protect all believers in Christ by your mighty presence. Shield us from the Devil who has schemes that will surely challenge the strength and sincerity of our loyalty to Christ. Hide us under the shelter of your mighty arms. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

David Binkley, Sr. Gospel Minister

Cedar Key Church of Christ

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The true meaning and purpose of my life

Blessed is the one who finds wisdom, and the one who gets understanding, for the gain from her is better than gain from silver and her profit better than gold. (Proverbs 3:13-14 ESV)

Блажен человек, который снискал мудрость, и человек, который приобрел разум, — потому что приобретение ее лучше приобретения серебра, и прибыли от нее больше, нежели от золота: (Притчи 3:13-14 Russian)

O LORD my God – my only hope of salvation surely comes from your loving kindness to all people who continue to trust in your Son. Grant more of the perfect wisdom of Christ to everyone who loves and obeys Jesus as Lord. Help all believers clearly understand that all the material wealth in the entire world is nothing compared to your wisdom. Your wisdom helps me understand the true meaning and purpose of my life on this earth. Help me to keep building my life on the solid rock foundation of your perfect wisdom revealed in the Scriptures. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

David Binkley, Sr. Gospel Minister

Cedar Key Church of Christ

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The fullness and unbiased nature of Your love

When the perishable puts on the imperishable, and the mortal puts on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is written: “Death is swallowed up in victory.” “O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?” (1 Corinthians 15:54-55 ESV)

И когда это бренное тело облачится в нетленное, а это смертное тело облачится в бессмертное, тогда исполнится то, что сказано в Писании: «Смерть поглощена победой». «Где, смерть, твоя победа? Где, смерть, твоё жало?» (1-е Коринфянам 15:54-55 Russian ERV)

O LORD my God, dear heavenly Father ~ thank you for the very breath we take on this new day as we consider the fullness and unbiased nature of your love for all humanity. Give me wisdom as I search the Scriptures that contain truth for those seeking to know your perfect plan for those now living. Fire up in the hearts of all Christians the certainty that the dread of death has been utterly defeated by your Son who suffered an ugly execution on our behalf. Nevertheless, the grave could not prevent his bodily resurrection. Then our King of kings was received back into your glorious presence forever and ever. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

David Binkley, Sr. Gospel Minister

Cedar Key Church of Christ

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Give us perfect wisdom

For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret, whereas worldly grief produces death. (2 Corinthians 7:10 ESV)

Ибо печаль ради Бога производит неизменное покаяние ко спасению, а печаль мирская производит смерть. (2 Коринфянам 7:10 Russian)

O LORD my God ~ hear the prayers of all your children of faith on this new day that you have given us. Help the leaders of all local congregations to strongly encourage an attitude of godly sorrow toward the sins that are common among all people. Give us the perfect wisdom of Christ our Lord so that we are able to distinguish between godly grief and mere regret that we may be caught in our sins. Remove any smug attitude of self-righteousness toward those who sincerely repent and seek your forgiveness through the blood that Christ shed for our sins. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

David Binkley, Sr. Gospel Minister

Cedar Key Church of Christ

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Shake up the numb hearts of preaching professionals

It was now about the sixth hour, and there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour, while the sun’s light failed. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two. Then Jesus, calling out with a loud voice, said, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit!” And having said this he breathed his last. (Luke 23:44-46 ESV)

Было же около шестого часа дня, и сделалась тьма по всей земле до часа девятого: и померкло солнце, и завеса в храме раздралась по средине. Иисус, возгласив громким голосом, сказал: Отче! в руки Твои предаю дух Мой. И, сие сказав, испустил дух. (От Луки 23:44-46 Russian)

O LORD my God, let everything that has breath give you the highest praise on this new day. Hallelujah! What a great, loving, brave and unselfish Savior we have in Christ Jesus our Lord. Thank you dear Father in heaven for making it possible for me to enter into your presence. It is only possible because your One and Only Son suffered, bled and died on that cruel cross there in the city where so many sacrifices have been made. Open the closed and prejudiced minds of people everywhere so that we will clearly understand that we have no hope without accepting the gift of your Son and following Christ as Lord of our lives. Shake up the numb hearts of preaching professionals and stale church overseers so that no person will say – “No one ever told me about Jesus”. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

David Binkley, Sr. Gospel Minister

Cedar Key Church of Christ

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A stronger purpose to accomplish something greater

“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. (John 14:1-3 ESV)

Да не смущается сердце ваше; веруйте в Бога, и в Меня веруйте. В доме Отца Моего обителей много. А если бы не так, Я сказал бы вам: Я иду приготовить место вам. И когда пойду и приготовлю вам место, приду опять и возьму вас к Себе, чтобы и вы были, где Я. (От Иоанна 14:1-3 Russian)

O LORD my God, my strength and my deliverer! Preserve my soul dear heavenly Father by your mighty power over all enemies. Bless all your people who have faith in your Son. Give all Christians a stronger purpose to accomplish something greater than ever before through humble and faithful service in the glorious Kingdom of Christ. Awaken our clear vision of a bright and beautiful permanent home with our Redeemer. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen

David Binkley, Sr. Gospel Minister

Cedar Key Church of Christ

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Fill my heart with loving optimism

But when the chief priests and the scribes saw the wonderful things that he did, and the children crying out in the temple, “Hosanna to the Son of David!” they were indignant, and they said to him, “Do you hear what these are saying?” And Jesus said to them, “Yes; have you never read, “‘Out of the mouth of infants and nursing babies you have prepared praise’?” (Matthew 21:15-16 ESV)

Видев же первосвященники и книжники чудеса, которые Он сотворил, и детей, восклицающих в храме и говорящих: осанна Сыну Давидову! –вознегодовали и сказали Ему: слышишь ли, что они говорят? Иисус же говорит им: да! разве вы никогда не читали: из уст младенцев и грудных детей Ты устроил хвалу? (Матфея 21:15-16 Russian)

Dear Father in heaven ~ thank you for the most precious gift of life on this new day. Fill my heart with loving optimism for everyone in the world who chooses to walk in the steps of your beloved Son. We join the children who could not but shout praises to Jesus of Nazareth – your one and only Son in whom we trust for eternal life. Free our tongues from silence so that we will unashamedly cry out in the streets our heartfelt praise for our King of kings. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

David Binkley, Sr. Gospel Minister

Cedar Key Church of Christ

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Sights and sounds of your love

for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, (Romans 3:23-24 ESV)

Ибо если, будучи врагами, мы примирились с Богом смертью Сына Его, то тем более, примирившись, спасемся жизнью Его. (К Римлянам 5:10 Russian)

O LORD my God ~ thank you dear Father in heaven for this new day that is brimming over with spectacular sights and sounds of your everlasting love. Give me clear understanding of your Word – your Spirit inspired Scriptures containing power to enlighten anyone who desires to know your plan for all humanity. Forgive me by your abundant grace that comes to all other sinners with faith in Christ, free with no strings attached. Thank you Father for our perfect High Priest Jesus – who sacrificed himself as the only acceptable substitute for our many and varied sins. Silence the teaching of those who arrogantly put themselves in place of Christ, our one and only High Priest. Dear Lord, according to your eternal will – spread the borders of the Kingdom of Christ throughout the vast territory where people speak the Russian tongue. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

David Binkley, Sr. Gospel Minister

Cedar Key Church of Christ

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Eternal hopes for all people

And I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, “Now the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God and the authority of his Christ have come, for the accuser of our brothers has been thrown down, who accuses them day and night before our God. (Revelation 12:10 ESV)

そのとき私は、天のすみずみにとどろき渡る大声を聞きました。「ついに時が来た。神の救いと力と支配と、キリストの権威とが、完全に現される時が来た。私たちの兄弟たち(信仰を同じくする人々)を絶えず神の前で非難してきた者が、地上に投げ落とされたから。(ヨハネの黙示録 12:10 Japanese Living Bible)

O LORD my God, thank you for the dawning of another new day upon this earth. Bless people in every nation and language group to have an opportunity to know the truth about your beloved Son who came to bring forgiveness of sin and eternal hopes for all people. Forgive us for the times when we may have acted with devilish hatred toward one another. Help us to never forget the huge contribution that saints have made by giving their very lives so that others in distant lands may know Christ as Savior and Lord. Bless the good people of Japan with your love so that more in that great nation may become ardent followers of Jesus. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

David Binkley, Sr. Gospel Minister

Cedar Key Church of Christ

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Single-minded purpose of following Jesus

If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. (Colossians 3:1 ESV)

Отож, коли ви воскресли з Христом, то шукайте того, що вгорі, де сидить Христос по Божій правиці. (колоссян 3:1 Ukrainian)

O LORD my God, thank you for once again blessing all people in the world with the opportunity to turn back to you the only true and living God. Remind leaders in every local congregation to be bold and take drastic measures that will stimulate dying churches to rise up and live for Christ. Help all Christians to live with the single-minded purpose of following Jesus in all details of this life. Help me to see myself as others see me, but most importantly as Christ sees me on this day. Use me today to bring glory to Christ by imitating His goodness. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

David Binkley, Sr. Gospel Minister

Cedar Key Church of Christ

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Help us to love our enemies

Jude, a servant of Jesus Christ and brother of James, To those who are called, beloved in God the Father and kept for Jesus Christ: May mercy, peace, and love be multiplied to you. (Jude 1-2 ESV)

Иуда, раб Иисуса Христа, брат Иакова, призванным, которые освящены Богом Отцем и сохранены Иисусом Христом: милость вам и мир и любовь да умножатся. (Иуда 1-2 Russian)

Almighty God, dear Father in heaven ~ Thank you Lord for the dawning of another wondrous day on which we who know Jesus as Master and Teacher, anticipate more helpful blessings along with challenges. Grant us your wisdom so that we will more fully appreciate the work of the apostles chosen by Christ the Lord. Silence the mouths and influence of those who attempt to deceive people you have called to be saints. Help us to love our enemies enough to at least tell them why we have chosen to follow Christ. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

David Binkley, Sr. Gospel Minister

Cedar Key Church of Christ

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More effective ways

Beloved, do not imitate evil but imitate good. Whoever does good is from God; whoever does evil has not seen God. (3 John 11 ESV)

Возлюбленный! не подражай злу, но добру. Кто делает добро, тот от Бога; а делающий зло не видел Бога. (3-e Иоанна 11 Russian)

O LORD my God, my fortress and refuge ~ thank you dear heavenly Father for inspiring this written book that comes to us from your Holy Spirit. Help believers in every nation to not be ashamed to call upon Christ as Lord. Give us wisdom as we search for more effective ways to instruct children in ways that are eternally good. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

David Binkley, Sr. Gospel Minister

Cedar Key Church of Christ

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A serious look at ourselves

But because of your hard and impenitent heart you are storing up wrath for yourself on the day of wrath when God’s righteous judgment will be revealed. (Romans 2:5 ESV)

Та через жорстокість свою й нерозкаяність серця збираєш собі гнів на день гніву та об’явлення справедливого суду Бога, (римлян 2:5 Ukrainian)

O LORD God of our salvation ~ hear the praise and thanksgiving we bring before your awesome presence on this new day. Thank you dear Father in heaven for insisting that we take a serious look at ourselves in comparison with the high calling you have chosen for us. Give us more of the perfect wisdom of Christ. Help everyone who teaches about salvation by your grace and our faith, to emphasize your requirement that we fall to our knees in sincere repentance that leads to humble obedience to the teachings of Christ our Master. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

David Binkley, Sr. Gospel Minister

Cedar Key Church of Christ

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Awaken the voices

Woe to him who says to a wooden thing, Awake; to a silent stone, Arise! Can this teach? Behold, it is overlaid with gold and silver, and there is no breath at all in it. But the Lord is in his holy temple; let all the earth keep silence before him.”(Habakkuk 2:20 ESV)

Горе тому, кто говорит дереву: ‘встань!’ и бессловесному камню: ‘пробудись!’ Научит ли он чему-нибудь? Вот, он обложен золотом и серебром, но дыхания в нем нет. А Господь–во святом храме Своем: да молчит вся земля пред лицем Его! (Аввакум 2:19-20 Russian)

O LORD God, most hallowed Father in heaven ~ we humbly and expectantly bow before your mighty presence on this new day. Silence the mouths of those who ignorantly speak to inanimate manmade objects of gold, silver, wood, stone or metal hoping to receive some answer from these deaf and dumb objects. Awaken the voices of everyone who has knowledge and faith in your inspired Scriptures. Thank you for this written word, that teaches us how to live each day while confined to this earth. Give us more preachers and teachers whose hearts are burning to proliferate every city, county, territory and state of the United States with your Spirit filled word that carries the message of salvation to all people. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

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Cedar Key Church of Christ

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