Wednesday, December 7, 2016

THE REAL VERSUS THE COUNTERFEIT / Real Thing

This is the 1st of 1 devotion
with the theme 
“Genuine Love”
Each subject will eventually have 7 devotions


THE REAL VERSUS THE COUNTERFEIT
(1 Corinthians 13:6; Romans 12:9)
"Let your love be sincere, a real thing."
This devotion comes to you as a minute part of a worldwide revival of the love of God. However, there is a similar movement today from secular society. Much of this secular movement agrees with the Love Chapter, teaching us to be patient and kind. The difference is that it is a compromising kind of love that embraces acts that are offensive to God and His way of doing things. When you sense compromise in your spirit, you can be sure that the real thing has been replaced with a counterfeit.

When we embrace and involve ourselves in the real thing - the real agape love - we will not only be kind and gentle and understanding but we will lead others onto a path of righteousness. God's love is good and wholesome and clean and gives instructions to do what is right in His sight. As we are rooted and grounded in God's agape love we will always lead others in a path of righteousness. We must not mistake God's love to be a compromising love.

I was in a movie theatre one time and within ten minutes I became offended at what was being depicted on the big screen so I got up to leave. As I was making my exit and walking down the aisle, I looked over my shoulder and noticed that no one else was leaving. As I looked closer, I realized that no one in that theatre looked the slightest bit offended. I knew I was in the Bible Belt and I am sure some of the people in those seats were professing Christians. As I got into my car, I became more concerned about the complacency of the believers in that theater than about the offensive scene.
Indeed God's love instructs us to love the sinner and hate the sin. Paul instructed the Romans to develop an attitude toward sin.
"Hate what is evil. Loathe all ungodliness.

"Turn in horror from wickedness, but hold fast to that which is good."

Father, I will not grow weary of repenting. I will not make excuses for my sin nor for the sin of others. You loved us so much that You gave Your Son, not to save us in our sin but to save us from our sin. I receive your forgiveness and I will extend the invitation for others to experience the real thing.
© LoveWalkPublishing Kent Clifford Cooley


REAL THING
(1 Corinthians 13:6; Galatians 5:22 Romans 12:9)
Let your love be a real thing (3X)
Hate what is evil, loath ungodliness,
Turn in horror from wickedness,
But hold fast, hold fast to that which is good
Hold fast to that which is good,
Hold fast to that which is good
© LoveWalkPublishing
Words Music by
Kent Clifford Cooley

Monday, December 5, 2016

LOVE'S APPROVAL / Abide In My Love

This is the first of one devotion with the theme of 
"God's Approval"
We have been accepted in the beloved Ephesians 1:6
There are 6 more devotions and songs on this subject in the making.



(Adapted from John 15:9-10)

Lord, I seek the approval of man too much. Sometimes I seem to base my worth on whether or not someone approves of me. Lord, I only want Your approval.

Child, I placed on you the seal of my approval when I created you. I now place the seal of my approval on your ministry (or the process of your life affecting others) when you seek to please only Me. Abide in My love and continue to be in love with Me. Bow before Me in adoration and humility. I love you with the love of the Father and I freely give His love and His approval. You must know that My approval is not based on mechanical things such as what you accomplish in a day’s time or how much you know. My approval is based on the heart. Your heart and your flesh are two different things. Stay in the holy place of communion with Me and I will mold and strengthen your heart and cause your heart to dictate to your flesh. Our intimate communion will make you lose all concern for approval and I will show Myself through the process of your life, your ministry. When your heart is the leader of your soul and your heart abides in My love, others will see Me and you will see that their approval is not necessary.

Lord, I live in Your love. I dismantle all the work of manipulation of the enemy concerning my worth and who I am. I break free from the lie of the enemy that I have to even try to seek Your approval. I have Your approval, Lord, of my life. I seek no other approval. I seek You and I seek to love people and to allow You to love through me. Thank you for the revelation of freedom from approval. Because I abide in Your love, I am free from the need of approval.

© LoveWalkPublishing RebeccaAnnCooley



ABIDE IN MY LOVE
(Adapted from John 15:9-10)
Verse:
I have loved you just as the Father has loved me (repeat)
Chorus:
Abide in My love; continue in His love with me (repeat 2 times)
Bridge:
Don’t you seek the approval that comes from man
Only seek the approval that comes from God
You have been accepted in the beloved (3X)
© LoveWalkMusic
WordsAndMusic by KentCliffordCooley

Monday, November 28, 2016

SEEDS OF LOVE / Why Is Everybody Always Pickin' On Me


This is the 1st of 1 devotion with the theme,

"Seed Time And Harvest”
There are 6 more devotions to be produced so that there will be a total of 7 eventually. 


(Adapted from Luke 6:31; 1 Corinthians 13:5)

During the three and a half years that Rebecca and I were constantly listening to teaching on the subject of the ‘love walk’, I heard this testimony. Obviously, life was happening to this man as it does to all of us. He said, Lord, this woman you gave me does not care anything about me. The Lord than spoke to him in no uncertain terms, “It is none of your concern if your wife cares anything about you or not. It is your concern that you care about her.” This word came so fast and so strong that he said “Yes sir, I will do it sir. This is about becoming oblivious to what others think about us and how they treat us. This is about becoming focused on what we think about others and how we treat them.

My child, adjust your focus away from what others think about you or how they treat you. Become unmindful to what they may think of you or how they may behave toward you. You will reap a harvest of being on good terms with people when you say, by faith, “No matter what they think of me or how they may treat me, they are on good terms with me.” Now they feel loved and love will grow and You will be the recipient of what you have sown. I have given you seeds of love to sow. Sow them, you will reap a harvest in due season.

© LoveWalkPublishing
Devotion authored by KentCliffordCooley





WHY IS EVERYBODY ALWAYS PICKIN’ ON ME
Devotion: Seeds of Love
(Adapted from Luke 6:31; 1 Corinthians 13:5)
Recite: Why is everybody always pickin’ on me?
Verse 1:
If I always react to how others are treating
I keep the hate going
Instead of keeping the love growing
If love is gonna grow, it’s up to me,
It’s up to me, it’s up to me, it’s up to me,
Recite: Why is everybody always pickin’ on me?
Chorus:
It’s not about how they are treating me
It is about how I am treating them
Am I patient / Am I kind
Am I always glad to see them
(Repeat)
Recite: Why is everybody always pickin’ on me?
Bridge:
So I’m becoming oblivious to how others are treating me
I won’t return evil for evil
I’ll keep the love going
I’ll keep the love growing
© LoveWalkMusic
WordsAndMusic by KentCliffordCooley


Thursday, November 24, 2016

ONE OF THE TEN / Thank Him

This is a special Thanksgiving Theme Devotion And Video Presentation


(Luke 17:12-19)

Jesus was coming! We called, “Master, have mercy on us!” We were lepers and outcasts so we didn’t get much news on the outskirts of Samaria where we lived. But we had heard that the Messiah was near and we were watching for him. I knew if I could just get close to Him, I would be made whole.


He heard us shouting and called, “Go at once and show yourselves to the priests!” I ran following the others. I could feel my skin changing even as I ran! His very words are healing me! By the time we got to the priests, we all looked at each other and couldn’t stop laughing and hugging each other. Our skin was clean! We stood for the longest time marveling over ourselves. The priests and others had many questions. But we all just wanted to go home. It had been so long since we had seen our families. I pulled back from the others and as much as wanted to go home, I wanted to see Him again, the One who had made me whole. I ran as fast as my feet would carry me.
I fell at his feet and gratitude poured out of me. I cried and thanked him. The Messiah reached down and pulled me up. “Were not there ten cleansed? Where are the other nine? Get up and go on your way. Your faith has restored your health.” As I walked away, I couldn’t take my eyes off of my hands and arms. Not only were they clean but they were now whole!
Because this one leper returned with praise and thankfulness, he was given more than the other nine. The
others were healed but this one was made whole. He received back body parts that had been eaten away with the disease. When we are thankful, we get an upgrade.
Lord, I am thankful for healing, for correction, for grace and mercy, for you working powerfully in my life. I come like this leper and fall at your feet with honor and adoration at the wonder of who you are.


© LoveWalkPublishing
Authored by RebeccaAnnCooley
All Rights Reserved


THANK HIM


Devotion: One of the Ten


(Luke 17:12-19)

Verse 1:

Ten lepers came to Jesus,
Their bodies racked with pain and decay
Jesus had compassion on them;
He touched them and they were cleansed
Verse 2:
The ten went on their way
And they had not gone very far
Til one of them was overwhelmed
And then looking back he left their company
He said friends, don’t you wait up for me
Chorus:
I’ve just got to go back and thank Him for all He’s done for me
He cleansed my body and soul and I know that I know
I’ve just got to go back and thank Him
Verse 2:
Jesus asked where are the other nine
Didn’t they come back with you
Then he touched him again and not only was he cleansed
But the parts that had been missing were there
He was made whole; He was the one who had said

Ending:
He cleansed my body and soul
He made me every wit whole
I’ve just got to go back and thank him (repeat 3 times)


© LoveWalkPublishing Words and Music by KentCliffordCooley
Devotion by RebeccaAnnCooley / All Rights Reserved





Monday, November 21, 2016

THE SACRIFICE / ThankYouForGivingYourOnlySon


This is the second in a series of four devotions 
with the theme
"Thanksgiving"



(Adapted from Genesis 22)

“Abraham!”
“Here I am, Father.”
“Take your son, Isaac and offer him as a burnt offering 
on the mountain that I tell you.”

Abraham obeyed. He made the journey to the mountain and took the wood for the burnt offering and laid it on his son’s shoulders. He took the firepot and a knife in his hands.

“Father?!”
“Here I am, son.”
“I see the fire and the wood, but where is the lamb for the burnt sacrifice?”
“Son, God will provide Himself, a lamb for the burnt offering.
When Abraham stretched forth his hand to slay his son for the sacrifice 
as God had asked of him, he heard God’s voice again, “Abraham, Abraham!”
“Here I am.”
“Do not lay your hand on the lad or do anything to him; 
for now I know whom you fear. 
You have not held back from Me or begrudged giving Me your son, your only son.”

Abraham glanced around and behind him was a ram caught in a thicket by his horns. He took the ram and offered it for a burnt offering instead of his son!

God tested and proved Abraham by asking him to sacrifice his son. God was not asking Abraham to do something that He would not do Himself. God gave His only Son. Once God knew that Abraham was willing, the test was over. He did not require Abraham to go through with the sacrifice. He just wanted to know that Abraham would.
Lord, Abraham was willing to give all to you, even his most precious possession. Am I willing to obey like Abraham? Am I willing to give my most precious possession? I want the answer to be yes, Lord. I say yes, Lord. Thank you for giving Your Son, Your only son for me.
© LoveWalkPublishing
Devotion Authored by Rebecca Cooley





THANK YOU FOR GIVING YOUR ONLY SON
(Adapted from Genesis 22)
Verse:
I see the wood
I see the fire but where is the Lamb
God will provide Himself a lamb for a sacrifice
Chorus:
Thank you for giving Your only Son,
Your only Son for me
Upon the mountain it was seen,
What You did for me, what You did for me
Bridge:
Jehovah Jirah, God will provide
On the mountain it shall be seen
© LoveWalkMusic
WordsAndMusic by KentCliffordCooley

WordsAndTones / AllOfMyMurmuring

This is the 1st of 4 devotions 
with the theme of
"Thanksgiving"


WORDS And TONES 
What is complaining?  To complain is to speak critical, fault finding words of disapproval.       What is murmuring?  Murmuring is a sound!  You can murmur without speaking a single intelligible word.  So I should not only be careful of what I am saying but I should be equally paying close attention to the tone in which I am speaking.  

Someone can say words of approval with a disapproving tone and it turns the approving status into a tone of sarcasm.   Another person may speak words of respect with a disrespectful tone and the respectful words turn into a resentment of authority.  Words of complaining and tones of murmuring should never, ever be on the lips of a believer who is developed in love. 

Paul, in his teaching to the Philippians and to us, leaves no loop hole, no exception for murmuring and complaining under any circumstances in the life of a believer. 

"Do all things without murmurings and disputing,
That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, 
without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, 
among whom ye shine as lights in the world."

Father, purge my lips from the critical, fault finding words of disapproval.  I cast down the thoughts that produce the tones that give place to the devil.  I will offer thanksgiving unto you with a grateful heart.  I give You thanks always for all things.   

© LoveWalkPublishing Devotion by KentCliffordCooley / All Rights Reserved




ALL OF OUR MURMURING
(Luke 17:12-19) 
Verse 1:  
It was my way of living / I didn't even realize I was doing it / 
Murmuring and complaining was my way of living until I learned the value of thanksgiving
Chorus:
 All of our murmuring, grumbling and complaining does not do us any good (repeat) 
We should do all things without murmuring & without disputing, showing ourselves to be the children of God.  
Bridge:
There is a tone that opens the gates of hell / It is the tone of murmuring 
There is a sound that opens the windows of heaven / It is the sound of Thanksgiving

© LoveWalkMusic Words and Music by KentCliffordCooley   


Saturday, November 12, 2016

This is the second of two devotions and music videos 
with the theme
"No Condemnation"




God Has Not Sent Me To Condemn


(Adapted from John 3:17 / 1 John 4:16)

God did not send His son into the world to condemn the world but that the word through Him might be saved!



God cherishes me. God treasures me. God values me. God prizes me. God appreciates me. God relishes me. God takes pleasure in me. God esteems me. God attaches importance to me. God reveres me. God respects me. God admires me. God lives inside of me! God loves ME!

Lord, I choose to walk in love today. I am going to treat people the way You treat me. I am going to respect and appreciate people like you respect and appreciate me. Holy Spirit, when I slip into thoughts of anger or strife or condemnation and the door begins to open for demon activity, help me bring my thoughts back into captivity of the fullness of my Father’s love. Work with me, Holy Spirit, to say things I need to say, discipline and hold accountable in love. I want my Father to be involved in and participate in my life.

THE LOVE CONNECTION

(Adapted from 1 John 4:16)
Verse
God is love (repeat 4 times)
He who dwells and continues in love
Dwells and continues in God
And God dwells and continues in him
God is love
Chorus
This is the love connection (4X)
Bridge
We know, understand, recognize,
Are conscious of, observe,
Experience, believe,
Adhere to, put our faith upon,
Reply upon the love God cherishes for us

©LoveWalkPublishingWordsAndMusic by KentCliffordCooley
Devotion composition RebeccaAnnCooley
All Rights Reserved