Friday, December 8, 2017

TO PAY ATTENTION OR TO NOT PAY ATTENTION / LovePaysNoAttention


This is the 3rd of 3 devotions with the theme 
taken from 1 Corinthians 13:5

“Love Never Keeps A Record Of A Suffered Wrong”



TO PAY ATTENTION 
OR TO NOT PAY ATTENTION
by
Kent Clifford Cooley

(Adapted from 1 Corinthians 13:5)

Sometimes the things that we should be ignoring are the things that we are paying attention to. And sometimes things we should be paying attention to are the things we are ignoring or showing no interest in. When gossip fills the air, ears perk up when a deaf ear should be turned. Many times children ignore the advice of their parents when this is the most important time they should be paying attention and listening intently. If a student fails to pay attention to the instructor, he will quickly fall behind. Sometimes our choices create unfavorable situations that are irreversible.

What keeps us on track, knowing what to attend to and what to ignore? And even if we know what we are supposed to pay attention to and what we are to disregard, how do we have the power to carry that out day to day and hour by hour? Our answer is found in the Word of the Living God. Only by renewing our minds daily on the truths and treasures found in the Word do we really know what choices to make. We walk in the steps of the Messiah by renewing our minds by His Word. Ask yourself, “would Love pay attention to this or would Love ignore this?” When you are grounded in the Word, you will receive power to answer this question and carry it out in your daily life.

The love chapter tells us what LOVE pays no attention to and instructs us to do the same.

“Love takes no account 
of an evil done to it,
it pays no attention to a suffered wrong.”

Father, I turn my heart toward You. I seek truth and treasure in Your Word. Thank you for the power today to make right choices because of the Word I sought out yesterday.

© LoveWalkPublishing KentCliffordCooley



 Love Pays No Attention
(Adapted from 1 Corinthians 13:5)
Verse 1:  
Sometimes we listen 
to words we should ignore 
Like negativity and words that scorn
Somebody's not forgiving 
Somebody's not forgetting 
And another scandals being born
Chorus 1: 
Love take no account 
Of an evil done to it 
No matter the amount, 
No matter how long
Others may mention 
Offenses that have been done to it
But love pays not attention 
To a suffered wrong
Verse 2:  
Sometimes we ignore 
Words we should be listening to like 
Life giving words that instruct
The father says to the son 
"listen to my words, 
They will bring life to everyone"
Bridge:  
I listen to words of good advise 
I turn a deaf ear to words that criticize 
I love my neighbor 
I build them up 
I love the Lord 
I listen to His words that instruct
Chorus 2: 
I take no account 
Of an evil done to me 
No matter the amount, 
No matter how long
Others may mention 
Offenses that have been done to me
But I pay no attention 
To a suffered wrong

© LoveWalkMusic WordsAndMusic by KentCliffordCooley 

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

FORGIVE & FORGET / I Forgive


This is the 2nd of 3 devotions 
with the theme taken from 1 Corinthians 13:5
“Love Never Keeps A Record Of A Suffered Wrong”



FORGIVE AND FORGET
by
Kent Clifford Cooley

(Adapted from 1 Corinthians 13:5; John 13:34)

“Love is not resentful;
it takes no account of the evil done to it,
it pays no attention to a suffered wrong.”

Consider the love that Jesus himself expressed at Calvary. If there was ever a reason to be offended and a motive for resentment, Calvary was it. Jesus expressed His Father’s love as described 1 Corinthians 13:5 on the Hill of Golgotha. He displayed no resentment before, during or after the crucifixion. In fact, he prayed that His Father would forgive his abusers and not hold it against them. When those that crucified the Savior of the world stands before God on the Day of Judgment, they will each give an account for every deed done in the flesh, as every man will. However, as they stand before Almighty God on that great day, there will be no record of them having crucified the Son of God.
During His ministry on earth, Jesus gave us a new commandment and He exemplified it throughout his ministry and at his death:

“I give you a new commandment:
that you should love one another.
Just as I have loved you,
so you too should love one another.”

Jesus, I want to love like you love. I want You to express your love through me. Because of Your example, I pray this with great conviction. I forgive. I forget. I do not resent. I will not keep a record of a suffered wrong.

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I FORGIVE
(Adapted from 1 Corinthians 13:5; John 13:34)
Verse:
Jesus did not resent 
The one who drove the nails into His hands
Jesus did not resent 
The soldier who pierced His precious side
He cryed Father forgive them 
For they know not what they do
I can no less but to follow suit
Chorus:
I forgive / I’m not offended
I forgive / I will not resent
I forgive / I not offended
Now I live and let live, I forgive
Bridge:
Love does not keep a record 
Of a suffered wrong
Love does not keep a record 
That’s why I sing this song
I sing this song
© LoveWalkMusic WordsAndMusic by KentCliffordCooley

Monday, December 4, 2017

HOW TO FORGET AN OFFENSE / Never Keep A Record

This is the 1st of 3 devotions 
with the theme taken from 1 Corinthians 13:5
“Love Never Keeps A Record Of A Wrong Done To It”



HOW TO FORGET AN OFFENSE
by
Rebecca Cooley

(Adapted from 1 Corinthians 13:5; Matthew 5:40-44)

“I can forgive but I cannot forget!”

How many times have we heard this statement? Is it a true statement? Is it possible to not only forgive but to also forget? Are we truly forgiving an offense if we are not also forgetting an offense?

The opposite of forgetting is to remember. To remember is to reconstruct something in our mind or to become aware of something that has been forgotten. To remember also means to retain or commit an idea to memory without forgetting it.

In order to begin the process of forgetting an offense or wrong, I must not dwell on the offense in my thoughts or reconstruct the offense with my words in a conversation. Jesus gave us instruction on how to take action on the process of forgiving and forgetting.

"If anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt,
let him have your coat also.
And if anyone forces you to go one mile,
go with him two miles.
Give to him who keeps on begging from you,
And do not turn away from him who would borrow from you.
You have heard that it was said,
You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy;
But I tell you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you."

Now that we are not reconstructing the offense in thoughts or conversation, let’s construct actions of love and kindness and respect and speak words of life and love about those who we confess to forgive.

Father, I take heed to your Word and I will not keep a record of wrongs done to me. I will not play those recordings over in my mind or form words about them, reconstructing the offense. I relinquish to you all of the records that I have stored in my memory of wrongs done to me. I will replace the negative thoughts that come up in my mind with blessings. I do forgive and I can forget! Thank you for the grace you give me not only to forgive but also to forget every wrong done to me.

© LoveWalkPublishing RebeccaAnnCooley

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NEVER KEEP A RECORD
(Adapted from 1 Corinthians 13:5; Matthew 5:40-44)
Verse:
I confessed my sins
He was faithful to forgive
And to cleanse me from my siN
He destroyed the records of the wrong I had done
He removed them from His memory
He told me to love others with this same love
To forgive them even as I’ve been forgiven
So I throw away the records of the wrongs done to me
Lord remove them from my memory
Chorus 1:
Love never keeps a record of the wrongs done to it
Love never brings the subject up
Love does not reconstruct what forgiveness has torn apart
Love never keeps a record of the wrong done to it
Chorus 2:
I will never keep a record of the wrongs done to me
I will never bring the subject up
I won’t reconstruct what forgiveness has torn apart
I will never keep a record of the wrongs done to me
Bridge:
I forgive even as I’ve been forgiven
All the wrongs I recall they are none
I forget for my sins have been forgotten
That’s the least I can do because of all He has done
© LoveWalkMusic WordsAndMusic by KentCliffordCooley

Saturday, December 2, 2017

STOP BLEEDING & LIVE / Live!

This is the 6th of 6 devotions with the theme of
“Divine Healing”



STOP BLEEDING & LIVE
by
Rebecca Cooley

(Adapted from Ezekiel 16:6; Luke 8:43-44)

It was summer of 1997 and I had just recovered from a miscarriage. My body and my emotions were healing from the trauma of losing a baby. We desperately wanted a child but my body was sending us the message that it was not possible. One afternoon I began to bleed uncontrollably. I felt like I was hemorrhaging and fear gripped my mind like a vice.

I have never seen Kent anxious or worried over anything and this situation was no different. He looked up a scripture he had heard before and spoke it over me. He touched my tummy and spoke the Word of the Living God. He commanded the bleeding to stop and for my body to normalize.

And when I passed by thee, and saw thee polluted in thine own blood,
I said unto thee when thou wast in thy blood, Live!
Yea, I said unto thee when thou wast in thy blood, Live!

Hearing the Word, the fear lifted and almost immediately the bleeding stopped.
We were reminded of the woman in scripture who had suffered from a flow of blood. This woman bled for twelve years! She went to more than one physician but no one was able to help her. But she heard that Jesus was in town and she made her way to him.

She came up behind Jesus and touched the fringe of His garment,
and immediately her flow of blood ceased.

Two thousand years ago, this woman had to seek Jesus out and reach out and physically touch Him. I am sure that she didn’t feel like pushing through a crowd toward Jesus. But she knew if she could touch him, he could make her bleeding stop.

That summer afternoon we reached out by faith and touched the fringe of His garment. The woman with the issue of blood touched the Word and was made whole. When we spoke the Word, I was made whole.

Father, thank you for directing us to Your Word that day 19 years ago, to receive help and healing in a time of trouble. It is my desire to take every issue, every challenge, every obstacle to Your throne of grace and speak the Living Word over it and receive whatever I need. Thank you for the power of Your Word.

© LoveWalkPublishing RebeccaAnnCooley
All Rights Reserved



LIVE!
(Adapted from Ezekiel 16:6; Luke 8:43-44; Romans 5:8)
Verse 1
When I saw you polluted in your own blood 
I said to you “Live!”
I said to you, “Live!” (3X)
Chorus
But God so rich in mercy 
because of His great love
The love with which he loved us 
while we were yet sinners
While we were still in our sins 
Christ died for us (3X)

© LoveWalkMusic
WordsAndMusic by KentCliffordCooley
All Rights Reserved


This is the impartation devotion.  
Father, as I stand praying, 
I forgive everyone and I receive everything you have for me.  
By the stripes of Your son, Jesus, I am healed.  
I receive my healing now! In Jesus name

Thursday, November 30, 2017

JESUS HEALS A SON / LoveSpeaksLife

This is the 5th of 6 devotions with the theme of
“Divine Healing”



JESUS HEALS A SON
by
Rebecca Cooley

Adapted from John 4:43-54)

Jesus returns to Cana where He had turned water to wine. The people eagerly greet Him, not because of who He is but because they were impressed with what they had seen. They really do not have a clue about who He really is or what he is up to. A very prominent man, a royal official, approaches needing something from Jesus. “Jesus, Jesus! I beg you, come and heal my son! My son is at the point of death!” “Will you not believe in me unless you see signs and miracles?” “Sir, do come down at once before my child dies!” “Go back home. Your son will live.”

The man trusts Jesus’ words, turns and heads toward home. At the exact same time, his servant starts toward Cana. He has news his master needs to hear. . . “Your son lives!” “What time did his fever break!” “Yesterday about 1:00 in the afternoon!”

The father knew that Love had spoken life over his son. The words of Jesus may have come back to his mind and his thoughts may have been . . .“That man’s very words gave life to my son! I have received a miracle but it feels more profound than a miracle. I feel a depth of love that I have never felt. He healed my son because He is Love! I have been in the presence of the Messiah!”

Signs and miracles will pass away. I could see a miracle today and it fade from my memory tomorrow. I have experienced God moving and changing a situation. I have seen miracles. But I can’t name them. I have forgotten most of them. But I do not forget Love’s life giving words over me! I put my faith and trust in Jesus because of love. Love does not fade away. Faith comes from love. Faith is not dependent on signs. Faith depends on love. Love speaks life everywhere it goes.

Lord, Your Word speaks life over me. I embrace the love that flows from Your life words. My faith is based on my relationship with you, not what you can do for me. I am connected to Life and Love today. I will speak life giving words to everyone I meet today because I am the recipient of Your Love and life giving words!
© LoveWalkPublishing RebeccaAnnCooley



LOVE SPEAKS LIFE
(Adapted from John 4:43-54)
Verse:
Go in peace, your son will live, 
the man put his trust in what Love said
Go in peace, your son will live, 
the man put his trust in what Love said
Chorus 1:
Love speaks life everywhere love goes
Love speaks life to everyone love knows
Love speaks life to everyone love meets
Love speaks life to everyone love greets
Love speaks life, Love speaks life, 
Love speaks life
Chorus 2:
Life giving words, everywhere I go
Life giving words, to everyone I know
Life giving words, to everyone I meet
Life giving words, to everyone I greet
Love speaks life, Love speaks life, 
Love speaks life
© LoveWalkPublishing WordAndMusic by KentCliffordCooley

A BLIND MAN / Expressions Of His Love


This is the 4th of 6 devotions with the theme of

"Divine Healing"



A BLIND MAN
by
Rebecca Cooley

(Adapted from John 9:1-7)

Jesus and his disciples were walking along and they noticed a blind man on the side of the way. The disciples asked him, “Rabbi who sinned, this man or his parents, that he should be born blind?”

“It was not that this man or his parents sinned, but he was born blind in order that the workings of God should be manifested in him.”

Jesus then spat on the ground and made mud with his saliva and spread the mud over the man’s eyes. “Go wash in the Pool of Siloam.”

The man went to the pool and washed and received his sight.

What do you need from God today? Are you facing a sickness that has paralyzed you or blinded you? Do you know someone with challenges in their body that human knowledge and medical wisdom has not been able to touch?

This blind man received his sight as a praise to God. It was an opportunity for God to be glorified. Our physical challenges are opportunities for God to be glorified through His Son.

God doesn’t want to be begged. God wants to extend grace to us. And He wants to express His love to us. Our healing is a praise to God. When we put that into perspective, we are walking in the expression of God’s love. It is the love walk of the Messiah to heal us.

Father, I take John 9:3 as a kingdom principal in my life. When I need healing, the first words I will speak upon awakening in the morning, will be,

“My healing is a praise to You!
I praise You by being healed in my body.
Your healing power is working in me now.
By Your stripes I am healed!”

© LoveWalkPublishing Devotion by RebeccaAnnCooley




EXPRESSIONS OF HIS LOVE
(Adapted from John 9:1-7)

Verse 1:

Old blind beggar
Go and wash thy eyes
The pool of Siloam
Victory lies
You know I guess
He was glad that day
When Jesus passed his way
The Lord said, go and tell no one
Of the things that I have done
It’s just something I can do
To express my love to you

Chorus:

An expression of His love
He bore a rugged tree
An expression of His love
He died for you and me
Rose again, ascended away
Said I’m coming back someday
And He sends healing from above
An expression of His love

Verse 2:

Five thousand, they were there that day
To learn of Jesus and His ways
You know I guess that they all knew
What this Jesus love can do
Oh just five little loaves of bread
O what a multitude He fed
They said Jesus be our king
That wasn’t the reason why
He did all those things

© LoveWalkMusic WordsAndMusic by KentCliffordCooley