Tuesday, October 10, 2017

LOVE IS OUR HIGHEST PRIORITY / Walk & Live In Love

This is a devotion
and music video
with the theme from
1 Corinthians 13:4 And Galatians 5:22
"The Fruit of the Spirit is Love"
"Our Love 4 One Another"


LOVE IS OUR HIGHEST PRIORITY
by
Rebecca Cooley
(Adapted from 1 Corinthians 13:13; Galatians 5:14-16; Lev 19:18)

“So faith, hope, love abide . . . . but the greatest of these is love –
the true affection for God and man, growing out of God’s love for and in us.”

“You shall love your neighbor as you do yourself.”

I so want to keep these commandments of God. I want to make these commandments my highest priority because I want to please my Creator whom I am in love with and show Him the highest respect and honor. And as I make these commandments first place in my life, I open doors of blessings that no enemy can stop.

The way that God’s love operates through me to affect those around me, hinges on these truths. When I walk in love toward another person, I am placing value on their life.  When I do this, I create an atmosphere around me of the presence of God. I don’t have to be concerned about what I am going to do to change the world or make a difference in my community. I don’t have to pray for hours for God to change a situation. As I walk in these two commandments, God walks with me and the atmosphere around me becomes full of His presence and He does the work. He walks through the doors of love that I create.

Father, thank you for the revelation of your greatest commandment. I choose to give you a place in my heart and in my life to work and move on the behalf of others. I will create an atmosphere of Your divine presence around me today by walking in love toward others.

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Authored by Rebecca Cooley
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WALK And LIVE IN LOVE
Devotion: Love Is Our Highest Priority
(1 Corinthians 13:13; Galatians 5:14-16; Lev 19:18)
Verse:
The whole Law concerning human relationships is complied in the one precept,
You shall love your neighbor as you do yourself.
Verse 2:
The whole Law concerning human relationships is complied in this one precept,
But if you bite and devour one another in partisan strife,
Be careful that you and your whole fellowship are not consumed by one another.
Chorus:
But I say walk and live responsive and controlled and guided by the Spirit
But I say walk and live , walk and live, walk and live in love
© LoveWalkPublishing 
WordsAndMusic by KentCliffordCooley
All Rights Reserved


Wednesday, October 4, 2017

THE INVITATION / Come Unto Me

This is the 1st of 1 devotions with the theme
"The Feast Of Tabernacles"


The Invitation
by
Rebecca Cooley

(Adapted from John 5:40, 7:37; Matthew 11:28; 1 Corinthians 13:5)

“You search and investigate 
and pore over the Scriptures diligently
because you suppose 
and trust that you have eternal life through them.
And these very Scriptures testify about Me!
And still you are not willing, but refuse to come to Me
so that you might have life.”

Within this rebuke was a subtle invitation to come to Jesus. If they would listen to the words of the Master, they would hear again and again this invitation.

Come unto me,
all you that labor and are heavy laden,
and I will give you rest.”

Still another time, on a day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying,

If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.”

Father, forgive me for being religious and not coming to You just as I am with my burdens, my issues and my concerns. I choose to come now and roll all of my care over on You. I will obey Your voice and come unto You.


COME UNTO ME
(Adapted from Isaiah 42:3, 53:5; John 5:40, 7:37; Matthew 11:28; 1 Corinthians 13:5)
Verse 1:
There’s nothing so strong as gentleness
There’s nothing so gentle as real strength
There’s no one so gentle or strong as the One
Called the lowly Nazarene
Chorus:
Come unto me; Come unto me
When the storm clouds rise
Feel the rain come down
And the strong wind blows
Hear the thunder role
There is an answer, Jesus said, Come unto me
Verse 2:
A bruised reed shall He not break
A smoking flax shall He not quench
The wounded spirit He mends with His love
And rekindles the fire again
Verse 3:
He was wounded for our transgressions
And bruised for our iniquities
He’s a man with sorrows acquainted with grief
He can feel your infirmities
Verse 4:
For I am meek and lowly apart
And you shall find rest for your souls
My yoke is easy; My burden is light
How I long to make you whole
©WordsAndMusic by MikeShreve
www.shreveministries.org

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

THE WORD APPLIED / Apply The Word

This is the 1st of 1 devotions with the theme of

“The Word Of God”

Because of God's love for us

He has given us His inspired Word!




THE WORD APPLIED
by
Kent Clifford Cooley

(Adapted from John 17:6-9)

One day our daughter, Hannah, when she was only 5 years old, was playing and all of a sudden she developed a high fever and laid down on the couch. I went over and laid my hands on her and said, “Father, by the stripes of Your Son Jesus, Hannah is healed.” That is all I did. Within a few minutes she was back playing. The fever left as quickly as it came. In my emotions, I could have operated in fear. I could have begged and cried over her and never spoken the Word over her. Jesus wants us to understand the simplicity and power of the Word. The manifestation does not always present itself for our human eyes to see as clearly as this time, but by faith we should believe the Word has accomplished something every time we speak it.

In John 17 we receive insight on how the Intercessor intercedes to the Father on our behalf all the time. In verses 1-5 He presents Himself to the Father. In verses 6-9 He presents people to the Father. Jesus presents His people and His Word to the Father.

In like manner, we present ourselves and the Word to the Father. I have spent much of my Christian life begging God with little results. I have learned that begging prayers are ineffective and Word based prayers are very powerful and effective. However I have learned to simply apply the Word of God to every issue of my life.

Father, thank You for Your Word. I am learning how powerful it is and how effective it can be in my life. I am hungry for Your Word. I am hungry for more of You. Holy Spirit, remind me at the times I need it so desperately, the powerful Word of the Living God that I have sown into my mind and heart.

© LoveWalkPublishing
KentCliffordCooley
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APPLY THE WORD
Devotion: The Word Applied
(Adapted from John 17:6-9)
Verse
I have wasted a lot of time begging
But I have learned effective prayer
Is when I apply the Word
Chorus
Apply the Word to your life
By the stripes of Your Son Jesus I am healed
Apply the Word to every situation
All things work together for the good
I apply the Word
Bridge
When I see the blood I will pass over you
They applied the blood on their doorposts
I apply Your blood on the doorpost of my heart
I apply Your Word to every concern
© LoveWalkPublishing
WordsAndMusic by KentCliffordCooley
All Rights Reserved

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

LOVE PLEDGES ALLEGIANCE / One Of Your Disciples

This is the 2nd of 3 devotions and music videos
with the theme
"Purpose"



LOVE PLEDGES ALLEGIANCE
by
Rebecca Cooley

(Adapted from John 21:18-25; Matthew 16:24)

I was grieved that the Lord asked me three times if I loved Him. We were still on the beach reclining after breakfast and talking about the future. Then the Lord tells me that there will be trials if I choose to follow Him. When He said, “Follow Me” again, His words came back to me, “If anyone desires to be My disciple, let him forget about himself and his own interests and take up his cross and follow Me. If you desire to be My disciple, you will need to cleave to Me and conform wholly to My example in living and, if need be, in dying for My cause.”

How gently and lovingly the Master realigned us with His plan and purpose for our lives.

Lord, I am grateful that You have called me with a holy calling and have secured eternity for me. Thank you for the cross and for all the benefits and blessings of the redemption. I love Your word. I love Your people . I love You. I love lost humanity. I am willing to be your servant no matter what happens before eternity begins for me. I pledge allegiance to You. I pledge allegiance to the Lamb of God.
© LoveWalkPublishing
RebeccaAnnCooley
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ONE OF YOUR DISCIPLES
(Adapted from John 21:18-25; Matthew 16:24)
Chorus
Lord I want to be one of Your disciples,
Lord I want to be one of Your disciples
Verse 1
If you’ll deny yourself,
Take up your cross
And follow Me
You can be one of My disciples
One of My disciples
Verse 2
Lord I deny myself,
I take up my cross,
I follow You,
I’m one of Your disciples
© LoveWalkPublishing WordsAndMusic by KentCliffordCooley
All Rights Reserved

Monday, September 18, 2017

WHAT IS GOD DOING IN YOUR LIFE TODAY? / Your Hand Working In Our Lives

This is the first of three devotions and music videos 
with the Theme of 
"Purpose"



WHAT IS GOD DOING IN YOUR LIFE TODAY?
by
Rebecca Cooley

(Adapted from John 12:27-33)

We know two men of God that every time they see us they ask this question, “What is God doing and what is God saying to you?” When they have asked this question, my thoughts immediately became aligned with the mind of Christ. I have asked the same question to others, “What is God speaking to you? What is God doing in your life?” Whether I am asked this question or I ask it to someone, it makes me look beyond the trials and challenges of the day and recognize the hand of God in our lives. Love looks beyond the small stuff and seeks out spiritual implications when challenged with the question, “What is God saying?”

Jesus was troubled and distressed over upcoming events as the cross grew closer. He spoke to His soul and looked at His life through His Father’s eyes and may have asked Himself, 

“What is the Father doing? What is my Father saying?”

The Father always has a definite, precise plan. His plan during the stressful time in Jesus’ life just before His death was that His Son would be lifted up from the earth on a cross and would draw and attract all men throughout all the ages to Himself. Do you think it was worth working through the small stuff to reach the end of the plan that the Father had? Yes! And thank you Lord for enduring the trials and seeking out the Father’s will. What is God doing in Your life?

Lord, thank you for these two wonderful men you sent to cross our paths. Thank you for their friendship and their influence on our lives. I remember the first time I was asked this question and how my mind raced to find the right answer. Now, I ask with a genuine interest wanting to know what You are working and saying in people’s lives. I can sweat the small stuff because I know that You have an interest in my life and You are always working and moving somewhere inside of me.

© LoveWalkPublishing
RebeccaAnnCooley
All Rights Reserved




YOUR HAND WORKING IN OUR LIVES
(Adapted from John 12:31-33)
Verse 1:
I get up every morning looking for your hand
Waiting for your plan to unfold
Before the day is over we look back and say,
“That was God’s hand on our lives”
Chorus:
We see Your hand working in our lives;
We see Your plan as daily it unfolds
We’ll take a stand for what we know is right;
We see Your hand upon our lives
Verse 2:
So we humbly bow and totally submit
Our heart to You and our every way
And every time we pray Lord,
We’ll pray according to Your will
With hearts that are so thankful as we say
© LoveWalkPublishing
WordsAndMusic
by
KentCliffordCooley
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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

A FAITHFUL SHEPHERD / Leading Us Along

This is the first of one devotions And music video 
with the theme 
"The Faithfulness Of God"
We are developing a total of seven devotions and songs
with this theme




A FAITHFUL SHEPHERD 
by
Kent And Rebecca Cooley

(Adapted from Psalms 23; John 10:11-18)

David was a faithful shepherd.  He took his job so seriously and valued his sheep so very much that he risked his life for them.  He went up against both a bear and a lion to protect his sheep from harm.  One day, while tending the sheep, David was thinking about the faithfulness of God.  How better to describe the faithfulness of God than to describe the Lord as his shepherd.  So he began to write . . . 

The Lord is my Shepherd
I have all that I need.
He lets me rest in green meadows,
He leads me beside peaceful streams.
He renews my strength.
He guides me along right paths,
Bringing honor to his name.
Even when I walk through the darkest valley,
I will not be afraid,
For you are close beside me.
Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me.
You prepare a feast for me in the presence of my enemies.
You honor me by anointing my head with oil.
My cup overflows with blessings.
Surely goodness and unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life.
And I will live in the house of the Lord forever. 

Father, we are the sheep of Your pasture and You are the Faithful Shepherd, watching over us.   You are Jehovah Rohi, the Lord who is my Shepherd.  You are the Good Shepherd of John 10.  You go before us and behind us.  Your love is all around us.  We know Your voice and we will follow Your lead. 

© LoveWalkPublishing 
KentAndRebeccaCooley 
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LEADING US ALONG  
(Adapted from Psalms 23; John 10:11-18)
Verse 1
He’s the good shepherd watching over the sheep 
Daily I’ll follow wherever He may lead
Upon the high mountain or through the valley low, 
He leads me beside the still water 
He restoreth  my soul
Chorus
He keeps leading me along, leading us along, 
Singing a song, singing a cheerful song
Ever I’m singing to Him I’m clinging, 
Making right my wrong
He keeps leading me along, leading us along, 
Singing a song, singing a cheerful song,
Ever I’m going, happy in knowing
He keeps leading me along, leading us along

© LoveWalkMusic 
WordsAndMusic by KentCliffordCooley 
All Rights Reserved

Thursday, August 31, 2017

OUR JOB DESCRIPTION / Love Your Neighbor

This is the first of 1 devotion with the theme
"God Is love"
with the help of our partners
we will be developing 
7 devotions and songs for this and every subject



OUR JOB DESCRIPTION
by
Kent Clifford Cooley

(Adapted from Romans 13:8-10; 1 Corinthians 13)

Have you ever thought about our job description as believers? Just consider how McDonald's employees must go through training when they first join the company. No matter what their disposition may be, they are trained to wear a happy face and say, “Welcome to McDonald's!” They may never crack a smile or show themselves friendly at any other time of the day, but their new job description at McDonald's requires them to be pleasant and smile during their working hours. These employees are trained to do what will bring the company favor and attract customers to return.

In a sense, we have a job description as a believer. However, God is not our employer. He is our Commander In Chief! He is our Leader and His name is Love. We too, go through training, although our training in love is far more extensive than an employee for McDonald's. Our job description is defined in 1 Corinthians 13 and we are encouraged to act like Love all the time because we are always on the job!

Father, I submit myself to the training of love. I may have been on the job for some time but I still need Your training. Take me through the basics of love again and again. You are Love. As I am learning to be like love, I am learning to be like You.
© LoveWalkPublishing KentCliffordCooley




LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR
(Adapted from Romans 13:8-10; 1 Corinthians 13)
Verse 1
He who loves his neighbor,
Who practices love,
Fulfills every law that God has ever given.
Chorus
Love your neighbor even as you do yourself (Repeat)
Verse 2
Endure long, be patient and kind,
Don’t be envious or jealous
If you brag, brag on them . . .
Verse 3
Be considerate of their opinion
Don’t insist on your own rights and ways
Don’t be touchy, fretful or resentful
Take no account of a suffered wrong
Verse 4
Don’t rejoice at injustice
But rejoice when right and truth prevail
Bear up under anything and everything
Always believe the best every man,
Woman boy and girl,
© LoveWalkPublishing WordsAndMusic by KentCliffordCooley