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Knowing What You Want

May 16, 2021

“Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart” Psalm 37:4, NKJV.

Your heavenly Father is a good God, and just like an earthly father, when it is according to His word, He’ll give it to you. I have gone to my children on several occasions and asked them what they wanted, but they didn’t know. So I would wait for them to decide. I would ask them questions to help them along to see the true desires of their own heart, what will make them happy and then when they saw it, I blessed them with it.

Sometimes, as men we can find ourselves stagnant or wandering in life, when the heart of it is, if we’re honest, we simply don’t know what we want, or haven’t decided what to go after. It seems very simple, but with certain decisions, it can be challenging. No matter the area or path of life, ask God to help you see what you really want. Delight yourself in the Lord, pursue the Lord, and He will show you your own heart, who you are, and His will for you. Jesus the Good Shepherd desires for you to abide satisfied.

Verse 5 says, “Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass.” Now that you know what you want, you can then commit to that course, and the Lord will help you get there. He will bring it to pass.

Prayer: Father, I delight in You and in Your plan for me. In every area, help me discover what I really want and show me what is best for me. As I ask, I will not settle. I commit my way to You, trusting You will bring it to pass. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Matthew 21:22, Psalm 23:1-2 & 103:5

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Exalt the Lord above your circumstance!

May 15, 2021

“The Lord lives! Blessed be my Rock! Let the God of my salvation be exalted” Psalm 18:46, NKJV.

“Oh, magnify the Lord with me, And let us exalt His name together” Psalm 34:3, NKJV.

Let’s exalt His name today. The Father is the Most High God. All of His ways are perfect, and there is no one like Him. He is Alpha and Omega. He is holy and righteous. The Lord is good. He is love, all-wise, your Counselor, Redeemer, and Strength!

When you exalt the Lord and bless His name, you lift God up above what you’re going through, and something powerful happens. When He is exalted, acknowledged, and put in His proper seat of authority, everything else is put in its’ proper place—including you. He lifts your head and exalts you. He lifts you up, reminding you of who you are, that the devil is defeated and that you are seated together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus with victory!

When you tell God what you see in Him, He will tell you what He sees in you. He sees greatness in you. He will affirm that the same God that you are exalting lives on the inside of You and is with you. Because He can do it, you can do it too.

Prayer: Father, You are great, and there is no one like You! You are all-powerful and You reign. You are faithful and good! I thank You that as I lift You up above my circumstance, I see you lift me up above it also. Lift me above how I feel, and I set my joy on Your truth. I exalt You today. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: 1 Chronicles 29:10-12, Ephesians 2:4-6, Philippians 4:13

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You’re never too far to get back in His will.

May 14, 2021

“If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land” Isaiah 1:19, ESV.

“But this command I gave them: ‘Obey my voice, and I will be your God, and you shall be my people. And walk in all the way that I command you, that it may be well with you.” Jeremiah 7:23, ESV.

Just as we can make a wrong turn while driving, we can make wrong turns in life. Do you feel like you are off course in God’s will for your life and genuinely desire to get back on track? You may be asking, “God, how do I get from this place that I am in, back into Your will?” How do you get to where God wants you to be?

Some of us may need to go to the place of our last obedience. What was the last thing you remember God asked you to do, and did you do it? When did things go off course in your life? That’s where the turn back towards the plan of God begins. That’s where things will become well for you again. That’s where all the confusion will cease and everything will begin to fall back in place.

You are never too deep, or too far away to obey God and get back on His path for your life.

Prayer: Father, thank You that You never leave us where we are. You are ready to help me get my life back on track. I declare I will eat the good of the land again! I want Your will for my life. Show me my last place of obedience. May I begin there and do what You told me to do. As I do, I praise You in advance for turning things around for me. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

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He is With You

May 10, 2021

“Behold, I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land; for I will not leave you until I have done what I have spoken to you” Genesis 26:24, NKJV.

“They will fight against you, But they shall not prevail against you. For I am with you,” says the Lord, to deliver you” Jeremiah 1:19, NKJV.

So many men in the Bible were called by God to follow Him and to accomplish something for Him, from Abraham, Isaac, Moses to Joshua and more. When God called them, or as they were pursuing to obey Him, one thing the Father always made sure to tell them is that He was with them.

Before you even step out to obey Him, before you consider your adversity, while you are climbing higher, while that important decision is but a thought in your mind, know this powerful truth: God is with you. Nothing comes close to the strong assurance this provides. Nothing compares to knowing He is very present and active, moving beyond what your eyes can see.
He is right there every step of the way. Whether on the mountain top or in the valley, the Almighty is with you. The Everlasting Father, the All-Wise God, your Strengthener is with you. Jesus and the Holy Spirit are with you and in you to help you prevail.

Confession: My heavenly Father is with me. I am His son and He is on my side. As I climb higher, He will be the air I breathe. He is my Strengthener, my Counselor, my Guide, and my Friend. He has already made a way. He fights for me and He delivers me from all my fears. I thank God that He is with me!

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Thank You Mom For Being There

May 9, 2021

“Now there stood by the cross of Jesus His mother, and His mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus therefore saw His mother, and the disciple whom He loved standing by, He said to His mother, “Woman, behold your son!” Then He said to the disciple, “Behold your mother!” And from that hour that disciple took her to his own home. John 19:25-27, NKJV.

Even while Jesus was on the cross, enduring all manner of agony and pain, Mary was there. Mom never left His side. She gave birth to Him, raised Him, and helped Him throughout His life. Now, when her son needed her the most, mom was there.

When you needed her the most, your mom or someone like a mother to you, was there. God made mom as a masterpiece of strength. Aside from Him, He created her to help you in life in every way. Through your pain, through your successes, through your mistakes and disappointments, through your trouble, through the times you needed prayer, mom has always been there. She has been so influential to you, so special to you. Your mother may have passed away, but her words and example are still blessing you.

Thank your Mother for all she has done for you. Without your wife, your children wouldn’t be here. Without your mom, you wouldn’t be here. Give her honor, appreciation, and care on this Mother’s Day.

Prayer: Father, I praise You and thank You for my Mother. I love and honor her. She has been there for me. Even if she is no longer here with me, she’s still has been by my side. Bless all Mothers and my wife in a special way today. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen!

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Don’t give up on what He told you!

May 8, 2021

“Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart” Psalm 37:4, ESV.

“By his blessing they multiply greatly, and he does not let their livestock diminish” Psalm 107:38, ESV.

I had been a temporary worker at a company for 8 months, just working in the department that I had been hired to work in. I was fine with working there, but God told me something. He said that it was my time to leave and that He had some other people to use me to reach. He also told me that He was going to financially bless me.

One job I applied for there, I received an interview but never heard anything back from the hiring manager. I had to fight to not be discouraged, and He showed me He didn’t tell me to go on that interview. I then found two other positions that I had an interest in, but the Holy Spirit led me just to apply to the second one. So I did.

Two days later, a high-level woman who rarely comes to my department to get her packages, tells someone on this particular day that she’ll come to pick it up. She then talks with my manager, who calls me over to meet her. God blessed my words and I spoke very well, causing her to be very impressed with me. I recognized I had favor with her also. At that very moment, I knew it was God helping me and His hand is in all of this. The interesting thing about it was because of her high-level position, she didn’t know that she was actually listed as the hiring manager for the one job the Lord told me to apply for! I was then called for an interview and received a call with a job offer. God gave me a new position to reach others, and at the same time, making the highest salary I’ve ever had.

Don’t give up on anything that He has told you. I didn’t get the first job because I wasn’t supposed to. Whether financially or in another area in your life, God wants to give you His best, so keep obeying each step of direction that He provides. Know my brother He will do it for you!

Prayer: I give You praise Father for how You bless us! My head is lifted and I’m encouraged this morning, and what You do for others, You will do for me. Help me to wait on You and keep following Your directions to lead me to my blessing. What You have for me, it is for me. I thank You for it now! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Genesis 12:1-2, Psalm 3:2 and 84:11

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Keep Your Desire to Grow

May 6, 2021

“As newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby” 1 Peter 2:2, NKJV.

A newborn baby has a strong desire for milk from its’ mother. Each day that baby will crave it, fully aware of what they need. That baby was created that way, so by the milk of the mother, that baby may develop and grow.

Keep your desire to grow in Christ through the word. God’s word is compared to being milk for us. You may be a grown man, but the constant need for God’s word will never change. You may know a lot about the things of God, but the constant need for God’s word will never change.

The enemy will come after your crave and desire for it, especially in the toughest of times, but the word is the very thing you need to get through it. The good and the work that His word does within you cannot be replaced. It is milk to you, and it will always be how you stay solid and strong.

Prayer: Father, there’s nothing like the milk of Your word. Create in me a greater desire for it like never before. Even today, help me keep my desire to grow by Your word, even in my circumstance. I thank you, Jesus, for making me solid and strong like you. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: 1 Peter 2:1-3, Hebrews 5:12, 2 Timothy 3:16-17

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Jesus is praying for you.

May 3, 2021


“Therefore He is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them. For such a High Priest was fitting for us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and has become higher than the heavens” Hebrews 7:25-26, NKJV.

Intercession is one of the greatest displays of love, going before the Father to pray on the behalf of someone else. It is great to know that this is what Jesus does for us. Right now He is interceding for you. You are not alone. You have a great High Priest in Him. 

A high priest went before the Almighty God to intercede for himself and the people. He would primarily go daily before a holy God to offer up a sacrifice and atone for the people’s sin, as well as his own. If in biblical times, a high priest with sin prayers availed much, how much more the prayers of our spotless King on your behalf.

He gave Himself once for all our sin and now Christ stands as a perfect, continuing High Priest for us with compassion. He has been here in this earth, in this world, and He knows exactly what it is like to live here. He knows every day the things we go through. He knows the things we daily resist. He knows the trials we experience and everything that we face, yet He says be of good cheer (take courage) because He has already overcome the world.

You have come to Him, and He is praying for you. He is praying that your faith does not fail. He is praying for your heart not to worry. He is praying for the Father’s will to be done in you and through you. He is always before God at the throne of grace, praying for you with power. At this very moment, be encouraged knowing Jesus is for you.

Prayer: Father, thank You for Your word. Thank You Jesus for interceding for me. I sure need it. You are my great High Priest, always before the Father on my behalf. Even when I have felt like I couldn’t pray, You are praying for me. I am truly not alone in this life and I truly have the victory. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Hebrews 7:16-28Romans 8:34

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Don’t wait to praise a great God.

April 27, 2021

“Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; And His greatness is unsearchable” Psalm 145:3, NKJV.

Don’t wait to praise God for what He is going to do. The greatness of God is unsearchable and can’t be comprehended. You can praise Him now.

Thank Jesus for what He’s done, and for being on your side. Praise the Lord for His peace and assurance that if you’re going through something, it too shall pass. He’s making things right, and He makes all things new. He’s helping you move forward and higher. Praise Him that His word never falls to the ground. Let your praise keep you fixed on the greatness of your God, and keep you in peace.

Let your praise declare to the enemy that no matter what, you have put your faith in a great God and you won’t wait to lift up His name. Before He even does it, before He even blesses you, praise Him now!

Prayer: Father, I won’t wait to praise You. I’ll choose to lift Your Name and praise You now. I praise You for Your greatness and thank You for the blessings in store for me. Before I even receive it, I know what You’ve spoken to me shall come to pass and I receive peace. Help me today, on purpose, to open my mouth and praise You. Hallelujah! In Jesus name, Amen!

Study: Isaiah 55:10-13, Joshua 6:15 & 20; Hebrews 13:8 & 15

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What you focus on, you will capture.

April 26, 2021

“Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established” Proverbs 16:3, ESV.

Using a camera lens, we can zoom in, zoom out, change lighting and make other adjustments to snap a picture. As good as the camera may be, it still requires focus to capture the shot we want. Our lives are as cameras that must be focused in order to accomplish what the Father has for us to do. The bridge between you and your purpose is your focus.

As men, some of us can find ourselves being easily distracted losing our focus on the primary tasks before us. If you don’t focus on seeking God, you won’t find Him. No matter how much talent you have, if you don’t focus on becoming a disciplined individual and perfecting your gifts, you won’t achieve anything. God has an amazing purpose for your life, and with some focus, you can experience the perfect will of God. You will see the prize of your goals obtained. What you focus on, you will capture.

Prayer: Father, You are all that I need, and I know You have great things in store. I get overjoyed when I think about Your plans for me. Help me to stay focused. I come against all of the enemy’s distractions. I have the mind of Christ. By Your power, I ask for a focused heart. I ask for Your direction, and I receive the focus necessary to carry out Your will. I thank You for receiving what You have for me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Hebrews 12:1-2, Philippians 3:12-14, Colossians 3:2

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A Man and His Prayer Closet.

April 25, 2021

A Man and His Prayer Closet

“But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly” Matthew 6:6, NKJV.

The Pharisees at the time loved to pray openly so man could see them and say how great they were. They sought the reward that comes from man, but not from God. But Jesus told his disciples don’t pray like that. Go to your heavenly Father in secret, close your door and be only focused on opening your heart to Him in your life.

When you shut your door, it signifies a time between only you and God. You aren’t out to impress. No one is around and how you sound doesn’t matter. The way you pray doesn’t matter. Bow, cry or just sit a while and commune with the Father. God will answer and make His goodness known to you and reward you openly.

It may be wise to physically put this in practice. Go daily to your closet, shut the door and begin to pray. When you shut that door, you are symbolically shutting off every distraction. Scripture doesn’t indicate that Jesus always had a physical closet he went into, yet what we do find is that He always went away to pray. The more you get away, the less distractions there will be. The less distracted you are, the more powerful your prayer life becomes.

Prayer: Father, thank You for the riches found in my prayer closet. Help me to stay focused on building my prayer life. Meet me right where I am and help me. Speak to me. Let me experience Your presence right where I am. I will pray in secret and watch You openly reward me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Matthew 6:1-13

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Set the Joy Before You

April 23, 2021

“Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God” Hebrews 12:2, NKJV.

Jesus always set His joy before Him. Throughout His whole life He would mention the cross, but He talked a whole lot more about what was on the other side of the cross. There was a joy, a reward and a redemption for us that was so abundantly good, that it helped Him endure.

It may seem hard sometimes, but set the joy it before you. Then begin to speak life and declare what the Lord said He is about to do in your life.

Tell your wife “We’re going somewhere great!” Make plans for it, and see yourself already there on the inside. Whatever the area is, set your joy before you. It will shift your focus and help you endure!

Prayer: Father, I glorify You. You’ve given me a joy and I set it before me. With the power of life in my tongue, I say You are a Rewarder and it’s going to be abundantly good! Allow Your word and this joy to affect what I think on and able to endure. You said You will complete a good work in my life, and I thank You. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Hebrews 12:1-3, Proverbs 18:21, 2 Corinthians 4:16-18, Philippians 1:6

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Jesus Remains the Same

April 22, 2021

“Jesus Christ is [eternally changeless, always] the same yesterday and today and forever” Hebrews 13:8, Amplified.

“For I am the LORD, I do not change [but remain faithful to My covenant with you]…”
‭‭Malachi‬ ‭3:6‬, Amplified.

Jesus is always immovable, unshakable, impenetrable, all powerful, and completely in authority. He rules and reigns. He’s been sitting down on the right hand of the Father since his victory over the cross, and over sin and death. He remains the same.

Know that your Savior won’t change on you. He saved delivered you then. He will save and deliver you now. He rose with all power then, and He still has the same power in His hands. He forgave you then, He’ll forgive you now.

No matter what you experience, who you are in Christ remains the same. You have been sitted with Christ in heavenly places, therefore, His victory is your victory. His triumph is your triumph. Feelings will come and go, but what you have in Christ won’t ever change.

Prayer: Father, I praise You! Jesus you won’t change on me. You save and deliver. You heal and set free. You are the same, and since You have the victory, I have the victory also. Allow the revelation that You remain the same impact my life today and give me an overflowing joy. I will not be moved because You remain the same. Hallelujah! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Ephesians 2:5-7, Matthew 28:18, Hebrews 10:12-13

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Lift Everything Up to the Lord

April 21, 2021

“This is what I want you to do: Ask the Father for whatever is in keeping with the things I’ve revealed to you. Ask in my name, according to my will, and he’ll most certainly give it to you. Your joy will be a river overflowing its banks!” John 16:24, MSG.

With everything you want to be done. Everything you want to see. Everything that you perceive is waiting for you. All of the growth you want to see in your life, lift it up to the Father.

Give it to Him. All of your desires, all of your kingdom dreams, all of the changes you want to see happen. Put it in His hands, not your own. You sincerely want to go higher and God does too. You want a breakthrough in your family and God does too. He won’t disappoint your prayers. Your joy is will be like a river overflowing its’ banks. Surrender and let Him have control. He is about to bring to pass His best in your life.

Prayer: Father, I lift everything in my life up to You. Do great things Lord! Make me a great light and a great blessing. Your abundant will be done in me. I give everything to You! I thank You my joy will overflow like a river above its’ banks! Help me to be led by Your Spirit and I thank You for it. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: John 15:7, Mark 11:24, Jeremiah 33:3

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Empowered To Go the Distance!

April 20, 2021

“Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him” James 1:12, ESV.

If you look around you, if you consider how far you have come, if you consider time after time how God continually causes you to triumph through any situation, it is clear you are empowered to go the distance.

Like a boxing match, your fight may feel like it is going the full twelve rounds, but He won’t allow you to experience more than you can bear. He has equipped and anointed you for it. You can handle more than you think. You are a lot stronger than you realize, and there is more that God has put in you than you give yourself credit for.

Greater is Christ Who is in you than he that is in the world, and you are finding that out. He lives in you! The King has made you more than a conqueror. You will make it through this test because the Lord has graced you, has blessed you to go the distance to your victory!

Prayer: Thank You Lord I’m blessed and empowered to go the distance! I am strong in Christ. Help me to depend on You and I will not give up in the fight. Because nothing stopped Jesus, nothing can stop me from receiving victory. I am graced and strengthened by You, equipped with Your Spirit, and I will receive what You have promised me. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Romans 5:3-5, 1 Corinthians 10:13, Hebrews 12:1-2, 1 John 4:4

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He will be right on time!

April 19, 2021

“For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil” 1 Peter 3:12, KJV.

“Bless the Lord, ye his angels, that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word” Psalm 103:20, KJV.

When you don’t see anything happening, it can be challenging to remain confident and encouraged that God will come through when you need Him to. This is especially when you are in a tough situation right now.

But know this: God’s eyes are on you, God’s ears are toward you and He will be right on time.

God sees you, He has heard you and He is moving on your behalf. God is moving like an underground workman, handling all the intricate details of your prayers, of your life, that you can’t see. His angels move at His word on your behalf, in your marriage, on the provision, the opportunities, the favor, and the open doors that we can’t see. He not only sees our immediate need, but the things we don’t even realize we need also. He is bringing about His perfect will for you.

Your God never sleeps nor slumbers, and He never fails to perform His word. Praise Him now with confidence because God is always in control, and He will be right on time.

Prayer: Thank You Father for encouraging me. I am having to trust You more and more. It brings me joy knowing that You see me, that You hear me and that you are always on time. You won’t be late. Give me great peace today. I ask for patience as I wait on You. I will praise You now. Hallelujah! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Proverbs 3:26

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This is Who You Are

April 18, 2021

“But you are the ones chosen by God, chosen for the high calling of priestly work, chosen to be a holy people, God’s instruments to do his work and speak out for him, to tell others of the night-and-day difference he made for you-from nothing to something, from rejected to accepted” 1 Peter 2:9, Message Bible.

Has anyone ever told you who you are? A number of men haven’t been, but rather who they are not. At this moment in your life right now, which may be a pivotal one for you, God wants you to know who you are. You have made in His mighty image and likeness. You are a royal priesthood and king in a crooked and perverse generation. You are His son, and you are blessed by God Himself. You are equipped with the mind of Christ. You’ve been made free from sin and the enemy. You are light. You have a purpose and you have God’s grace to fulfill that purpose. You are above only and not beneath. You are the lender and not borrower, not matter your current state. You may be bending right now, but you won’t break or fold. You are more than a conqueror through Christ Jesus.

Everything you touch prospers. Whatever God has called you to do, you can do all things through Christ which strengthens you. You can’t be held down. The joy of the Lord is your strength. You are victorious!

Tell yourself who you are in Christ according to His word, and don’t back down from it. Only receive it.

Prayer: Father, I praise You! Thank You for encouraging me. Thank You for defining me. My identity is found in Christ. I choose to believe in You God and believe in myself as a man. Every time I speak Your word over me, I choose to receive it. I am who You say I am and I can do what You say I can do. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Deuteronomy 28:1-14; John 1:12, 1 John 4:4, Romans 8:37, Philippians 4:13

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Consider what you sow.

April 17, 2021

“Don’t be misled; remember that you can’t ignore God and get away with it: a man will always reap just the kind of crop he sows! If he sows to please his own wrong desires, he will be planting seeds of evil and he will surely reap a harvest of spiritual decay and death; but if he plants the good things of the Spirit, he will reap the everlasting life that the Holy Spirit gives him” Galatians 6:7-8, The Living Bible.

Within every decision, the law of sowing and reaping is active. If you sow time into God’s word and in prayer, you will reap power and victory for your day. If you sow love in your marriage, you’ll reap some loving. If you sow words that support and nourish your wife, you’ll reap the building up of your marriage. But if you sow control and disrespect, you’ll reap aggravation and her rolling neck. If you sow into the Spirit mercy, love, and truth, you’ll reap the eternal things which last.

Consider what you sow, because it will produce after its’ kind. God desires for you to reap His fullness, His abundance, and every good thing He has for you. Your harvest will always be greater than the seed you sow. Submit to the Lord and sow the right kind of seed today!

Prayer: Father, thank You for helping me to understand this spiritual law. From my decisions about my purpose and my marriage, to what I pour into my children, help me sow well today. Help me to sow what is good and pleases You today. I thank You for reaping a great harvest in my life because I sow the right seed. I receive it now! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Genesis 8:22, Luke 6:38

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We Declare Nothing but Victory

April 16, 2021

“But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” 1 Corinthians 15:57, NKJV.

Today, my wife and I declare stress has no victory over you. Sickness, lack, pain, fear have no victory over you. A troubled mind has no victory over you. You have victory over all of it instead. You reign in Christ. You are seated in a place where these things cannot reach you. You have risen above it all as an eagle mounted on its’ wings, and we declare you are high above it all. We declare heaven’s mindset is what you maintain and walk in. The word is your meditation and company. It is your morning cup of coffee and is the first thing you speak. God’s word is what you stand on, and whatever you do shall prosper. We speak victory over your life. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Isaiah 54:17, Romans 5:17, Ephesians 1:19-21, 1 John 5:4

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Flow with Him

April 15, 2021

“When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come” John 16:13, ESV.

There is a ride at a water amusement park called the lazy river. It flowed in one direction, and nothing could change the current of it, nor can you fight against it. This river was designed that if you would relax and flow with it, it would carry you throughout the park.

Like that river, Holy Spirit is described as living water, and He’s flowing in your life. At every turn, every decision, every situation, the Holy Spirit is flowing with the very grace, the wisdom for living, and the word from God you need to bless your life. He’s flowing with God ideas, and ways to prosper you.

For some of us, it’s time to quit fighting the current. Quit fighting where He’s trying to take you. Lay back and flow with His leading so He can carry you right into the center of God’s will. The Father wants to show up do all the awesome things you read about that He can do.

Flow with Him.

Prayer: Father, I ask to receive the Holy Spirit. I ask that You open my eyes to His leading. I desire to live a blessed life. Holy Spirit, I’m going to flow with You into everything God has for me. Help me not to fight against Your current, even when I don’t fully understand. I’m flowing with You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: John 4:14, 7:38-39; Romans 8:13-16, Proverbs 3:5-6

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It will be like a dream when He’s done.

April 14, 2021

“When the Lord brought back the captivity of Zion, we were like those who dream. Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing. Then they said among the nations, “The Lord has done great things for them.” The Lord has done great things for us, and we are glad” Psalm 126:1-3, NKJV.

There is one thing about God to know that will encourage you. He will never allow His children to go through the fire, through the test, and the valley and not experience His grace and goodness in an abundant, outweighing measure over what we’ve been through.

When God turned the captivity of Zion, they were like them that dream. They were walking around saying, “pinch me!” God is blessing and working things out for me in such a way that I feel like I am dreaming! Like Israel, those around you will say surely God has done great things for them, and He has made you glad.

You are whom the Lord has blessed. The enemy will watch God exalt you and give you victory, after victory, after victory. Your situation is only temporary. God says you may have sown in tears, but you will reap in abundant joy!

Prayer: Father, there is none like You! Thank You for helping me to go through the valley experiences in my life. Thank You for being with me. I declare I will be as those that dream how You turn things around for me. You will do great things for me, and I am glad. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Psalms 126, Job 42:10, Joshua 2:1, Psalms 23:6, Romans 5:20

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Agree with God

April 13, 2021

“But as it is written: Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man The things which God has prepared for those who love Him. Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God” 1 Corinthians 2:9 & 12, NKJV.

When the Lord shows you something, it’s important to agree with Him. Don’t back up from what He shows you. Agree with God. If the Father says this is what you will do, respond that I agree with You. When He says I’m going to use You in a mighty way, agree with Him. If He says I will restore your life. I will wipe away the past and make things new again. You will have a powerful ministry. I will do what seems impossible. I will deliver you. I will heal you. Whatever He reveals to you, agree with Him. When you agree with His will for your life, you’ll experience His will for your life. You will find the Holy Spirit begin to navigate you and lead you there.

Lift your hands and thank Him today, as you stand on God’s word in total agreement with Him. Receive a victory, a rest, and a joy that you’ve never known, all because you simply agree with God.

Confession: Father, thank You for what You have shown me. Today, I decide to agree with You. I will not back down. I will not believe the devil. I believe You, God! I am who You say I am. I can do what You say I can do. This man has what it takes because You have spoken it about me. I agree with Your will for me, and I rejoice over what You have freely given me. Hallelujah!

Study: I Corinthians 2:9-12, Luke 5:5

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A Message of the Lord for you!

April 11, 2021

“Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful” Hebrews 10:23, NKJV.

“Hold fast to Me. Hold fast to what I have spoken over you. Hold fast to My promise. If you hold on for a little while longer, I will make a way out of no way for you and your family. If you will obey Me and follow My ways, I will help you reach your place of promise. I will supply all your need according to My riches in glory in Christ Jesus. I am Jehovah-Jireh your Provider and I will keep My promise to you, says the Lord.”

Study: Deuteronomy 11:21-23, 1 Thessalonians 5:21, Hebrews 3:6, Philippians 2:15-16

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He’s Rerouting You

April 9, 2021

“The Lord will accomplish that which concerns me; Your [unwavering] lovingkindness, O Lord, endures forever-Do not abandon the works of Your own hands” Psalm 138:8, Amplified.

I have been traveling somewhere by following my phone navigation app. As I’m listening to the prompts on when to turn, there have been times when I’ve missed some turns that I should have made, yet the navigation app would say “rerouting”.

You may have had some expectations about your life, but it hasn’t turned out as you thought. You may have known the will of God and His plan for you, yet as we all have, you missed some turns. But don’t worry. God is rerouting you. Like a navigation system, God will give you the proper directions to get you back to the road you were on or provide new turns to get you to His destination for your life.

His perfect will is not behind you, but ahead of you. Keep making your turns, obeying Him with patience and have faith in the mighty sovereignty of God, in the faithfulness of God. He’s going to get you there!

Prayer: Father, thank You for encouraging me today. I have been through some stuff, even made some wrong turns in my life. However, I thank You for Your love and Your ability to reroute us. I believe You are going to get me right where I’m supposed to be as if nothing happened. Help me to trust Your leading and keep following hard after You. I praise You now for bringing it to pass! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Romans 8:28-30, Psalm 63:8

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Rest in His Ability

April 8, 2021

“Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us” Ephesians 3:20, KJV.

You may not have it all together, but God does. You may not know everything, but God knows all, and He sees all. You can’t change anyone’s heart, but God can. Instead of focusing on your inabilities, rest in God’s supernatural ability. This is what creates peace in our lives. This is what removes any pressure we’ve placed on ourselves to make it happen, to have it all figured out, or change anyone. It will lift the heavy burden from off of your shoulders. Resting in God’s ability releases His power to go to work in your life and your situations.

God is able to save us to the uttermost (Hebrews 7:25).
God is able to keep us (2 Timothy 1:12).
God is able to help us when we are tempted to sin (Hebrews 2:18).
God is able to help us stand when we’ve fallen (Romans 14:4).
God is able to accomplish what concerns us (Psalm 138:8).
God is able to heal (Psalm 103:2-4).

Prayer: Father God, I give You praise! Thank You for speaking directly to me. I put my focus on You, on Your word and on what only You can do. You are my God, and nothing is too hard for You! Help me stay mindful of resting in Your ability. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

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Today, and everyday, I praise You!

April 5, 2021

“You have rescued me! I will celebrate and shout, singing praises to you with all my heart” Psalm 71:23, CEV.

Pray this prayer of praise with me: Father, I praise You and give You all the glory. I’m not coming to You to ask for anything, but only to give You praise. Thank You for all You’ve done. Thank You for making ways that I couldn’t see. Thank You for comforting me in the storms and rising above them all. Thank You for delivering me and placing me on a firm foundation. I praise You for Your goodness, and if You didn’t do anything else, I can still praise You for all eternity. You are awesome and faithful. You find the weak and make them strong. You use the foolish things to confound the wise. Let my day be filled with You and may Your blessings continue to pour out in my life. I am blessed! You are a good Father and the greatest Friend. I thank You for a victorious day. Today, and everyday, I will praise You!

Study: Psalm 34:1-3 & 118:24, Philippians 4:8

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Rejoice because He Lives!

April 4, 2021

“But the angel answered and said to the women, ‘Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here; for He is risen, as He said…And as they went to tell His disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, “Rejoice! So they came and held Him by the feet and worshiped Him. ” Matthew 28:5-6 & 9, NKJV.

Jesus Himself said rejoice! Death could not hold him, and the grave could not stop him. He did just what He said. Jesus is now sitted in heavenly places and you are now a joint heir, seated with Him (Ephesians 2:6).

Jesus conquered then, so you can conquer now. His rising means sin and death and all that comes with it–guilt, condemnation, bondage, shame, past sorrows, and defeat–have been swallowed up in victory. He paid the ultimate price for your ultimate redemption. He says now you can freely rejoice.

Nothing can truly hold you down. Nothing can truly stop you. You truly are victorious. He will always do what He said in your life. Let it be a joyful reminder that if Jesus rose from the dead, you can rise from anything!

Prayer: Thank you Jesus! I say hallelujah and rejoice because You conquered the grave. You defeated sin and death. Help me to remember that today I was made alive and I reign just like you. I am victorious just like you! Help me to always remember that death could not hold You down, and nothing can keep me down either. You will do what You said You will do in my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Romans 8:17, 1 Corinthians 15:53-55, Ephesians 2:4-7

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Own Your New Day!

April 3, 2021

“This is the day the Lord has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it” Psalm 118:24, NKJV.

God has never made anything the same, including today. This is a new day. You’ve never had one like it, and you won’t ever have another one like it again. It is one of a kind. See each day as valuable, treasure-filled, full of mercy, full of opportunity, full of learning, and victory. God has caused you to open you eyes, which should let you know that He has a plan and a purpose for you. Make the first thing you do, as soon as your feet touch the floor, is to rejoice in God and be glad that He’s blessed you to see a new day. Own it.

The more thankful you are to see another day, the more value you will see in living it and to make it count. It’s up to you. Regardless of what you are going through, choosing to rejoice is choosing God and to have an expectation of Him. He made this day, therefore, He will be good to you and He will be good through you. Be determined to rejoice and live, and press forward in your new day in God.

Prayer: Father, thank You Lord for a new day of life. I will rejoice and be glad in it! I receive Your joy and I thank You for simply waking up. You have blessed me! Life is precious, valuable and good. I’m expecting some great things within this day You’ve made. Choosing to rejoice is choosing to have faith in You. I trust You will lead me. Help me to own it and make it count. Be glorified in my life today! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Psalm 118, Ephesians 3:20

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Be encouraged, someone is praying for you.

April 1, 2021

“Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much” James 5:16, NKJV.

When someone says I’m praying for you, I don’t take it lightly. It tells me someone really cares about what I’m going through. Someone is taking time in their lives, time they could be praying about anything in the world, yet they are asking God on my behalf to do something in my life.

As a man, sometimes we can feel like so much is on our shoulders. You may feel like you need some solid direction for your life. You could be believing God for healing or experiencing a challenge, yet know this:

Someone is praying for you. 

We are praying for your healing. We are praying for the perfect will of God to be done in your life, and that you grow in the knowledge of Him. We believe you will experience His goodness and abundant grace. We declare you will walk in your calling. We declare that you receive wisdom and provision. We are praying that He opens the right door for you. Be encouraged my brother. God will hear and answer you.

Prayer: Father, thank You that someone is praying for me. I’m encouraged. I need it Lord. I ask that you answer the prayers of the same people that are giving of themselves to pray for me. We have the victory. I thank You for the power of prayer, and according to Your word, You will answer. Hallelujah! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Job 42:10John 14:131 John 5:14-15

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I Won’t Complain

March 31, 2021

“Now godliness with contentment is great gain” 1 Timothy 6:6, NKJV.

Complaining about the pay on your job. Complaining about how you aren’t recognized. Complaining the house is too small. Seeing someone else get a new car, makes you complain about the car you have. Secretly complaining within that your wife isn’t attractive with that additional weight. You don’t have anything good to say about anything. Everything is falling short of your expectations, even God.

Go to the hospital and see the sick fighting for their lives. Go to the husband that just lost his wife to cancer. Go the father that lost his son to violence. Go the 25 year old in jail for life. Look under the bridge where the homeless sleep. Talk to the countless of men that don’t have job, yet you do.

Don’t be a complaining man. Be a grateful man. You are where you are and you have what you have. Be thankful for what God has done, and be confident that He will provide what you need. A loving and all-wise God will bless you when He blesses you. Let your contentment stand on the truth that God always rewards godliness. Serving Him and having a grateful heart is being godly. Considering and being a blessing to those that have less than you is being godly. Praying for those that have suffered loss is being godly. If He didn’t do anything else, be thankful and godly. This will bring great gain in your life.

Prayer: Father, thank You for Your truth. Forgive me Lord for complaining. Teach me Lord to always count my blessings and be thankful! Help me to walk in godliness with contentment which is great gain. I will serve you with a grateful heart and thank You for what You have done. Thank You for helping me to love my wife and others. Help me to pray for those suffering loss. I will no longer be a complaining man. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: 1 Timothy 6:7-9, Psalm 103

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Get Away and Pray

March 30, 2021

“So He Himself often withdrew into the wilderness and prayed” Luke 5:16, NKJV.

Jesus had a huge ministry and it required of him a lot. It primarily required him to remain plugged into God and to be sensitive to the will of the Father. Most of all, He loved God. Therefore, he not only prayed to God in the morning, he prayed often. He spent time with Him often.

Jesus’ prayer life is our example. At some point during your day, God is going to move on your heart to withdraw from everyone and everything, to a deserted place to pray. Do not quench His Spirit, but rather yield and be led into spending time with God. Give Him praise and fellowship with the Father, and watch Him add strength to you and reveal something you need to know. You may be experiencing something weighing on you and He will remove it. In that time given to Him, He will replenish you, give clarity in your day and mightily bless your life.

Prayer: I thank You Father that I can come to you and pray not only in the morning, but anytime. You are the strength of my life. Help me to be sensitive to when You speak to me to withdraw from everything, even if it’s for five minutes, to spend quality time with You. Help me to be like Jesus and do it often. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Mark 1:35Luke 4:421 Thessalonians 5:17

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Empty your hands and choose wisdom.

March 28, 2021

“Happy is the man who finds wisdom…Length of days is in her right hand, in her left hand riches and honor” Proverbs 3:13-16, NKJV.

In one hand, wisdom has life. In the other hand, she holds riches and honor. You can’t go wrong with wisdom. You will never leave empty-handed when you choose wisdom. Wisdom truly has it all. God made the earth by her. In the hands of wisdom, there is everything you need.

You may be in a situation, or have some important decisions to make. You may be looking at how do you can get your life from here to there. Pressure will say you don’t have time, and to be in a rush but don’t. It may be tough, but we have to empty our hands of our own wisdom, so God can fill them with His.

Sometimes, we have to slow down to hear her. Sometimes, we have to step away from it all to hear her. Whatever the Lord directs you to do, position yourself to quiet yourself so you can receive the wisdom of God. When you stretch forth your hands to find and do what’s wise, you’ll receive life, riches, and honor in return.

Prayer: Father, I give You praise! In the hands of wisdom, is everything I need. I set myself to hear wisdom. Help me to know wisdom. Help me to find and trust the wisdom in Your word for my life. I won’t leave empty-handed, and I’ll be a happy man. I thank You that I will receive life, riches, and honor. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Proverbs 3:13-26 & 8:35, James 1:5

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Feels good to be a blessing!

March 27, 2021

“I have shown you in every way, by laboring like this, that you must support the weak. And remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ ” Acts 20:35, NKJV.

It feels good to get blessed, but it feels even better to be one. It is the greater joy. It feels good when you become what someone has been believing and praying for. When you become and meet someone else’s need. You won’t find a happier and more gratifying place than when you choose to be like Jesus and give your time, your life-filled words, your resources, your life so that someone else can experience a blessing.

Be open to being a blessing today. The kingdom meets needs and that’s what we’re called to be in these times.

Prayer: Father, I give You praise! Your word says it is more blessed to give than to receive. Show me even more how to walk this out in a simple and practical way. Use me to be what someone has been believing and praying for. Use me to encourage and share Your Good News. There’s not a better feeling and more happier place for my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Matthew 5:16, James 2:14-17

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Look up and hope in God!

March 21, 2021

“Why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him for the help of His countenance” Psalm 42:5, NKJV.

“I will lift up my eyes to the hills—from whence comes my help? My help comes from the Lord…” Psalm 121:1-2, NKJV.

The psalmist said this two different times in this psalm, denoting that he had anxiety, a restlessness, a tossing, and a struggle for peace, going on in his soul, but he hoped in God. When he wrote this, he was going through a hard time, having been exiled by Saul from his home. He longed to be back in the house of God, among the people of God, and freely give God praise there. He longed to be where he use to be.

You may be like David, and you’re faced with anxiety or restlessness. You may long to be where you use to be in your life. Maybe you feel confused about where you’re headed and you desire peace. You may feel you have a lot going on inside and it’s tough to praise Him where your life is right now.
Tell your soul to look up to where your help comes from and hope in God. Tell your soul to still give Him praise. He will perform His word. He has a master plan, and even when it feels like He isn’t at work at all, that’s when He is doing His best work in you. When it feels like He is the farthest away, is when He is the closest. He will be glorified and will bring you into a great place.

Let nothing keep your praise quiet, for there are joy and strength in it. Praise Him and experience His presence, as He fills your cup, and be reminded to look up and hope in God!

Prayer: Thank You, Father. Why be disquieted, my soul? Hope in God! I may not understand what You are doing and my faith is being tested, but I can trust You. I will yet praise You! You are doing your best work in my life. Jesus is my rock and I will have joy as God’s work unfolds for me. My hope is in You! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Psalm 3:3 and 22:3; Nehemiah 8:10, John 7:38

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When you’re too hard on yourself.

March 20, 2021

“As a father pities his children, so the Lord pities those who fear Him. For He knows our frame; He remembers that we are dust” Psalm 103:13-14, NKJV.

We all make mistakes. We all make wrong turns in life. As a result, we can be hard on ourselves. When we are looking more at what’s behind us than what God has ahead of us. When a view of yourself turns from constructive to destructive. When discouragement outweighs encouragement.

Take a moment to realize your frame and what you are made of. Not just your physical frame, but your upbringing, make-up, and experiences. Sometimes, we forget and hold ourselves to a standard that’s higher than God’s. Yet, He treats us as we do our own children, with the understanding of who they are. They are growing and we love them unconditionally. We tend to not be so hard on them. Your heavenly Father is this way toward you. He knows what you are made of. He knows you are growing and like your own children, He loves you unconditionally. Receive His love today and live.

Prayer: Father, I love You and I thank You for being the greatest example of showing mercy toward me. I receive Your love today. Your grace abounds towards me. Help me not to be so hard on myself. Help me to extend the same mercy and grace to myself. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Psalm 103, Lamentations 3:26, Romans 5:20

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Choose to have a right attitude!

March 18, 2021

“He did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God, and being fully convinced that what He had promised He was also able to perform” Romans 4:20-21, NKJV.

I remember when my wife worked for an employer that no one liked. The work atmosphere was always stressful and everyday she came home feeling discouraged and stressed out. Needless to say, her attitude wasn’t good at all. She began to pray and ask God if she could leave and move on to something else, but He told her, “No, change your attitude.” So that’s what she did. She would say, “I love my job, I love my job, I love my job and everyone I work with!” She said this on her way to work, under her breath while at work, and on her way home. She even put sticky notes on her computer. As a result, God began to bless her with favor on that job. He even blessed her to minister to her boss and they became great friends! When she did leave that job it wasn’t out of frustration; it was because God had promoted her to another assignment.

The Israelites were delayed forty years from entering into the Promised Land because of their attitude. Don’t let a bad attitude extend your stay in a place you know you’re not destined to be. God wants to bless you with promotion, favor and blessings. If it’s a job you hate, you got to to start saying, “I love my job, I love my job, I love my job and everyone I work with!!!” Say it by faith!

Choose to have a right attitude. I always say, “If you can’t get out of something, get into it!” If God’s not allowing you to leave an uncomfortable situation, ask Him to help you get into it. He has you there for a reason and a purpose. There’s someone He wants you to reach. Change your attitude by focusing on why you are there. Maybe it’s not for you, but for them.

Prayer: My God! Forgive me for my attitude. Help me to have and maintain an attitude of faith, of thankfulness, and trust in you! I trust your perfect timing and your perfect way. Use me where I am. Be glorified in me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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I’ll Still Serve You

March 18, 2021

“And you shall remember the whole way that the Lord your God has led you these forty years in the wilderness, that he might humble you, testing you to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep his commandments or not” Deuteronomy 8:2, ESV.

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope” Romans 15:13, ESV.

Any man can serve the Lord when everything is going well. The children of Israel gladly praised the Lord after they crossed over the Red Sea. They gave Him glory with no hesitation after they saw how He delivered them from the Egyptian army. The challenge came when they had to walk through the wilderness.

Are you like the Israelites who lost faith the moment things became difficult, or are you like His servant Job who after losing much, said I’ll still serve You? Will you let go because things aren’t going your way, or will you hold on and say Lord I trust You?

Although you may be tested, still serve Him. You may have to be patient, but still serve Him. He doesn’t want your worship and your obedience to be conditional, or love based on outcomes. Whether all is well or it isn’t, He says yes or not now, still serve Him.

There is always a promise land after the wilderness. After obedience, there is always a blessing.

Prayer: Father, I worship You with all my heart. I worship You not outcomes. I choose to have an attitude of trust. I will serve You no matter what. Strengthen my heart. Strengthen my faith and my joy in believing. The blessing will always come. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Job 1:20; Numbers 14:2; James 1:3-4; Psalms 96:9; 2 Corinthians 4:16-18

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Nothing can stop a submitted man

March 15, 2021

“Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you” James 4:7, NKJV.

The enemy may come, even with temptation, yet when we let God’s will be done in us, and then we say no to the devil, there is some real power displayed that the devil can’t stay around. There is some real love displayed that the devil can’t do anything with. He can’t do anything against a submitted man.

This is the man that says I’ve got all I need in whatever God says and whatever God wants. This is the same submission Jesus walked in when he was led into the wilderness by the Holy Spirit. When he came out, he then resisted the devil’s temptations three times and told him “It is written”, exercising authority of him. The devil didn’t want any more punches from Jesus, and fled knowing he can’t win against him.

If you want the devil out of an area of your life, if you want peace, submit to God first. Yield to what He says is just and right. Esteem His will above your own in that area. Then, God will supply grace to resist the devil and he will flee. Where there is no devil, there is all of God, and all of the blessings, soul prosperity and honor He desires for your life.

Prayer: Father, thank You for Your truth about the power of submission. I humble myself and I ask you to make me a more submitted man. I decide to submit this area to You, and I say let Your will be done in me. Now I resist the devil and he must flee because of the mighty Christ in me. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: James 4:6, Matthew 4:1-11, I Peter 5:5, Hebrews 13:17

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Enjoying Where You Are

March 14, 2021

“Not that I am implying that I was in any personal want, for I have learned how to be content (satisfied to the point where I am not disturbed or disquieted) in whatever state I am” Philippians 4:11, Amplified.

I have had times when I have felt like being somewhere in life that I am not at right now. I imagine myself at the destination and it feels so good, to the point that I want to desperately be there. I then find it causes me to forfeit my contentment and joy of where I am right now.

Learn to be content and enjoy where you are. As strange as it may sound, learn to enjoy the journey, as much as the destination. Even while God is at work in your life, be thankful what He’s already done. Even while He is teaching you and changing your circumstance, see that you are getting better, stronger and wiser. You may not be where you want to be, but if you consider your life, you aren’t where you use to be.

Abide in God, and He will keep you living in the present and remind you of the joy of where you are. There are victories to appreciate right now. There are moments to live right now. There are people to reach and love right now. There are blessings all around you now.

Prayer: Father, I praise You! It’s good to desire to go farther in life for You, but let me not forfeit the joy of where I am today. Thank You for all you have done. You’ve turned me around and I won’t forget it. Even while You are at work in my life, keep me reminded me the joy of where I am. Help me abide satisfied in You, trusting You. Help me stay present, and enjoy living now. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: 2 Corinthians 4:17

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Let Nothing Hindering You Today

March 13, 2021

“You ran well. Who hindered you from obeying the truth?” Galatians 5:7, NKJV.

“When you walk, your steps will not be hindered, And when you run, you will not stumble” Proverbs 4:12, NKJV.

If you had to make it to the airport to catch a flight, you wouldn’t allow anything to hinder you from getting there. You won’t let anything cause you to miss it. You’re going to make sure, no matter what comes your way, nothing is going to hold you back from it.

God wants you to be unhindered, allowing nothing to hold you back. Be aware of the hindrances that come to distract or keep you from God’s best. We are all being faced with various challenges, but recognize the enemy’s devices –even if it’s fear, or if he’s using someone unawares–that may be happening to keep you from running your race well today. Keep loving, keep moving and keep your mind on Him. Allow nothing to keep you from experiencing the will of God–from simply enjoying life. Let nothing hinder you.

Prayer: Father, I thank You for insight today. No matter what comes, I won’t let it hinder me from running for You. I will live a victorious life today! I walk in joy today! I won’t let anything hold me back from it. As I yield to You, by Your power cause my responses to be Christ-like and of love. I will not be hindered from Your abundant will my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Nehemiah 8:10, Ephesians 5:1-2

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Support your faith with His word.

March 12, 2021

“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen” Hebrews 11:1, KJV.

Faith is the evidence that we believe there is a holy God we can’t see, that will affect what we can because His word says He will. He cannot lie. There may be trouble, but there is a God Who will turn our trouble into triumph. There may be pain, but there is a God that gives us beyond the pain, a promise. He’ll never leave us or forsake us. He’ll always give us an expected end. All the while we put our faith in Him, He leads us to continually support and increase our faith with His word.

What scripture(s) have you put in your heart for what you’re believing God for? His word is what our faith stands on until it comes to pass. His word shows He did it for them, He will do it for you! Blessings, healing and freedom comes when we exalt His word. Believe God for it by standing on His word today.

Prayer: Father, thank You that You’re alive. Help me to put Your word in my heart and stand on it for what I’m believing for. Lead me to what scriptures I can think on and support my faith. Let my faith display You to others by the love, joy and peace I walk in. Make me walking evidence that You answer when we stand on Your word! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Psalm 1, Hebrews 11:1-12

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I Will Praise You At All Times!

March 10, 2021

“I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth” Psalm 34:1, NKJV.

Sometimes, you have to stop everything you’re doing right where you are and bless the Lord. Praise Him for His goodness and His mercy. Bless Him for all that He has done. Praise Him for being Him. Praise Him because He has come through for you every time. He is up to something amazing in your life. So praise Him now.

Make praise your attitude and your expression of faith. No matter what you’re experiencing or what you have, good or not so good. No matter how others are responding, you have decided you will bless the Lord and His praises will be your only only response. When you tell the Father He is awesome and He can do all things, the Father will inhabit your praise, and tell you that you are awesome and you can do all things also. When you say You are my Provider, He will say I have already provided for you now. As you bless the Lord, you’ll find Him blessing you.

Give God the glory as the One Who always brings you victory.

Prayer: Father, I will praise You for everything You have done and are doing in my life. There’s nothing You can’t do. I bless You for being You. I praise You for being my Provider, my Healer, my Deliverer, my Waymaker, and Friend. I remind myself of Who I serve and no matter what, I will bless the Lord! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Psalm 71:14, Isaiah 53:5, Ephesians 5:18-19

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No Interruptions, No Distractions

March 7, 2021

“You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart” Jeremiah 29:13, ESV.

Sometimes, we need to stay in the house for a while and seek God with no interruptions, no distractions. Even if you begin by simply sitting quietly before Him and being still. You need to hear from Him.

You know and perceive that He is speaking. You know He is tugging on your heart about something, and it is important to know what is. Just like obtaining the ability to hear a radio station by turning the dial closer, so we do the same. We quiet our hearts and get closer to God so we can clearly hear His voice.

Set yourself to hear from God with no interruptions. Turn the cell phone off. Put away the Facebook for a moment. Turn off the game. He knows your desires, and He wants you to know His great desire is to give you the kingdom (Luke 12:32).

Tell Him you are setting yourself to hear His voice. One word from God will give peace, settle you down and you’ll say that’s the direction I needed. One word from God will help you understand why you’re experiencing something and give you hope that He’s going to get you to the other side of it. You only need to hear Him.

Prayer: Thank You, Father. Here I am Lord, and I am setting myself to hear from You without any interruptions. You have my complete focus and attention. As I spend this time with You and get closer to You, I thank You that You will provide the direction I need. I desire Your will to be made known and be done in me. I praise You in advance. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Habakkuk 2:1, Jeremiah 33:2-3, John 1:4-5, James 1:5 & 4:8

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You have a rich inheritance!

March 6, 2021

“Giving thanks to the Father, Who has qualified and made us fit to share the portion which is the inheritance of the saints (God’s holy people) in the Light” Colossians 1:12, Amplified.

There is a rich inheritance that awaits you in eternity and a rich inheritance that is to be enjoyed right here on earth through Christ. You have been made fit and qualified to enjoy a blessed life and to be a great blessing! Go from being a spectator to being a partaker of your inheritance. Go from simply believing to receiving. You may feel unworthy, but Jesus made you worthy! Because you are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus, great grace and favor rests upon your life, you have miraculous power and authority, supernatural peace, healing, deliverance, sound wisdom and knowledge from God, the grace to thrive during lean times, and the ability to love the way God loves! This is your inheritance in Christ! Receive it by faith and walk in everything God has provided for you through Christ!

Prayer: Father, I thank You for giving me such a rich inheritance, both here and in eternity. Thank You for making me fit to receive it and walk in it. I receive by faith all that You have provided for me and I declare I walk in it now! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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Not afraid to do something new

March 5, 2021

“For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline” 1 Timothy 1:7, NLT.

On my job, I was asked to do something I that had never done before. I have to admit, I had to deal with the fear of doing something new. I had to deal with not being the one teaching, but being the one that has to be taught. I am now sitting in a room with people who know more than me, and I feel like I’ve entered the door of a higher place in my life.

Don’t be afraid to step in and sit in a room with others who know more than you. It’s only the beginning of a new level, a new place in life. The sooner we accept the place of starting over in a new place, the higher God can take us. God said He would take you higher, and He will.

Prayer: Father God, I accept the place You are calling me to. It is new and there’s a part of me that feels afraid, but I choose to trust You. As I enter the door of a higher place, help me stay humble and to learn what You are wanting me to learn in the new place. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Isaiah 43:19

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Be a Forgiving Man

March 3, 2021

“Then Peter came to Him and said, ‘Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Up to seven times?’ Jesus said to him, ‘I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven’” Matthew 18:21-22, NKJV.

“Therefore be imitators of God as dear children. And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma”

The truth is we will be forgiving people for the rest of our lives. Even in times like these, people are frustrated, emotional, and fighting fear, which we can then find ourselves hurting one another. Yet, you have an opportunity to display the love of God. You have an opportunity to imitate the Father. Forgiveness causes others to not only know of God, but to feel how He eternally feels about them.

If there was a time that people need to see God expressed, it is now. With the same mercy and goodness God commands to follow you (Psalm 23:6), so God says allow it to freely function in your relationship with others, willing to always make things right.

Prayer: Father, Thank You for all the forgiveness You’ve poured in my life. I pray You help me be like You show others this same love in these times. Right now I forgive everyone who has hurt me and imitate You, walking in love. I allow the power of forgiveness to cause others to know You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Study: Psalm 103:12, Matthew 6:14-15, Luke 17:4, 1 John 1:9 & 2:1

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Your delay could be your miracle!

March 1, 2021

“Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus. So, when He heard that he was sick, he stayed two more days in the place where He was…Now Martha said to Jesus, “Lord, if You had been here, my brother would not have died. But even now I know that whatever You ask of God, God will give You.” Jesus said to her, ‘Your brother will rise again.’ ” John 11:5 & 21-23, NKJV.

Jesus was on his way to raise Lazarus from the dead, but he decided to spend two more days where He was, and it appeared to be a delay in his coming. However, they witnessed the power of Jesus, who, in four days, still raised Lazarus from the dead. This was beyond the three days Jews believed a man’s spirit remained near their body. They had an even greater testimony of what Jesus could do. What seemed like a delay, turned out to be their miracle.

I’m learning more and more to not lose hope because of a delay. It’s wise to rejoice and thank God for delays. In my own life, we had been looking for a house. We found one and put in our bid. It was accepted, and everything with our buying experience was going smoothly and according to plan. However, the lender we were working with came back and told us they needed us to do more things regarding my credit. We weren’t ready to buy what we were first told, and it was disappointing. Yet, we agreed God must have something better, and what God has for us is for us.We took a little more to work on my credit, and we found that the very same house was still on the market. This time, we were able to get a lower interest rate, and all the closing costs paid. Glory to God!!

Whatever it may be in your life that you desire, don’t fret over a delay. What God has for you, know that it is for you. Don’t get discouraged if what God told you doesn’t happen when you think it should, or when you want it to. You may want to go ahead and obtain it, but always receive godly counsel, even if it appears it will delay what you really desire. Your blessing could be your delay in disguise, and your delay could be your miracle!

Prayer: Father, I praise You, and I thank You for all my delays. Help me not to be in a hurry. I want Your best. What You have for me, is for me. Lead me Holy Spirit, and may I receive all the godly counsel You send me. Help me to respond right to any delays, because it may very well be my blessing in disguise. My delay could be Your protection and my miracle. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: John 11:1-44

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Follow Your Instinct

February 28, 2021

“But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and you know all things” 1 John 2:20, NKJV.

You have an unction from the Holy Spirit, and it is like an instinct. One day I was deciding something and didn’t know what to do. I started going back and forth about it, but in a moment, I stopped and said to myself, “I have an unction from the Holy Spirit, and He will tell me what to do.” I paused for a moment and prayed, then He led me to go in a specific direction, and it worked out.

Whether great or small, the Holy Spirit has anointed us and provides direction for us at all times. There are things He will say not to do or go, and then you find the Holy Spirit was right. This makes a powerful difference in our walk with God, and this is what the Lord desires you to enter deeper into this year.

As you begin inquiring of God what this new year holds, there are already things by His Spirit you know God is speaking about for this season in your life. Like an instinct, you have an unction from the Holy Spirit about what the Lord’s will is for you this year, and that’s what you should follow.

Prayer: Father, thank You for the unction to know all things. Help me to walk with You in a deeper way, being led by the Holy Spirit in this season of my life. In my spirit, I know You are still showing me things about this year. I declare I have an unction of the Holy One, and this year, I will follow You into great things. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: John 10:4-5 & 16:13, Proverbs 3:5-6

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Being in Awe of Him

February 27, 2021

“The [reverent] fear of the Lord [that is, worshiping Him and regarding Him as truly awesome] is the beginning and the preeminent part of wisdom [its starting point and its essence], and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding and spiritual insight” Proverbs 9:10, Amplified.

The fear of the Lord is the beginning, the starting point, the birthplace of wisdom. The next question is then what is the fear of the Lord? The fear of the Lord is to have a deep respect and reverence for Him. It is also something that can truly unlock the fear of God and wisdom to operate in your life. It is to be in awe of Him.

We not only reverence Him, but the awesomeness of God compels the deeper reverence. We not only respect Him, but the awesomeness of God compels the deeper respect leading to a deeper, sincere, heartfelt worship. Just as awe is defined, He is extremely impressive and inspires great admiration to you. He is extremely good and excellent. See the Lord all around you and give Him the glory as God alone. The fear of the Lord is to worship Him and to be in awe of Him.

Meet God in a place of deep reverence and awe of Him. It will unlock wisdom and obedience. It will humble you, while He exalts you. It will change your life.

Prayer: Father, I stand in awe of You. You inspire great admiration in me. You are extremely good and excellent in all Your ways. Help me to be aware of You at all times. Teach me each day how to fear You and be in awe of You. I thank You that my deep reverence for You will cause a birth of great wisdom and a new level that I have never been in my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Psalm 25:14

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Run with Your Vision

February 26, 2021

“Then the Lord answered me and said: Write the vision And make it plain on tablets, That he may run who reads it.” Habakkuk 2:2, NKJV.

The prophet Habakkuk was seeking God for His response on what He will do about the Chaldeans that were violent and wicked against God’s people. He wanted to know what would God do, so he set himself to hear from the Lord. God then responds, telling him to write the vision that I give you, make plain on tablets so they that read it, can run with it.

Set yourself to hear from God your vision and to run with it. There may be a crooked generation around you, yet He will give you His vision, His will for your life so that you can make an impact. Once He supplies it, writing it down.

When you have a vision, it is your vision. It is what you see. When you write it down clearly, you now are helping others to see it too–the people who God will send after you. God will gladly add to you the people you need, but a clear vision is required so they can run with you. This is still your year. Know and be encouraged to run and not get weary, because He will surely come to pass!

Prayer: Father, You have a vision for my year and for my life. I desire to do my part to impact the world for Jesus. I set myself to know the vision You have for me. Speak to me and help me to write it down plainly, so those that You send to me can run with it. I ask for the grace me to run with it. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Habakkuk 2:1-3, Proverbs 29:18

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Better and Better

February 25, 2021

“But He gives more grace. Therefore He says: ‘God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble’ ” James 4:6, NKJV.

“But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory both now and forever. Amen” 1 Peter 3:18, NKJV.

I remember talking to God about my perspective towards my growth. He began to show me there was some pride in my heart. He told me you don’t know a lot because you think you know everything. This is what is hindering the pace of your growth.

We hinder ourselves when we think of ourselves higher in any area than we ought to. We then won’t go higher, won’t study and pray more, won’t perfect our gifts and won’t seek Him more because we think we already have all that we need. We won’t say it, but our actions say we think we’ve arrived, when the fruit in our lives say we’re still at the airport.

God desires for us to humble ourselves and realize we need more of Him each day. We need Jesus living through us more each day. Also, invest in the growth of your gifts, your talents and educating yourself in what you’ve been called to do daily. Every day, it is God’s desire we get better and better.

Prayer: Father, if there is anything I think I have arrived, show me. I don’t want anything to hinder my growth in any area of my life. Forgive me of any hidden pride. Help me to humble myself to seeking You and growing in Christ, as well as my gifts and calling. As I do, let Your grace abound in my life. I will continue to press forward in what You have put in my heart to do. I will get better and better. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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When you expect something to go wrong.

February 23, 2021

“The blessing of the Lord makes rich, and he adds no sorrow with it” Proverbs 10:22, ESV.

Just because everything is going right, doesn’t mean to begin looking for something to go wrong. Some of us as men have been conditioned by our past to not expect things to be well in our lives for too long.

When there is nothing missing and nothing broken in your life, when you begin to actually experience what God promises, are you paranoid something’s about to go wrong? It’s hard to enjoy life living that way. Instead of enjoying your blessings and the season of your life you’re in, you’re looking over your shoulder waiting for trouble, or a let down that doesn’t come.

You aren’t under the curse, but under the blessing through Christ Jesus (Galatians 3:13-14, 29). You don’t have to look over your shoulder. Be thankful you are living for God and enjoy the out-pour that you’re experiencing. Jesus said you would have tribulation, but he didn’t say you would live in it. He said he came to give you life and that life more abundantly, and that’s what you are walking in.

I don’t know what your past experiences have been, but the Father’s desire is that you stop expecting something wrong, and begin to expect to having nothing missing and nothing broken.

Prayer: Father, as a man I’ve gone through some things so many times, it can be hard to believe and enjoy when things are finally going right and are staying that way. Help me to not expect something wrong to happen, but begin to expect something right. Help me to expect peace, expect prosperity, expect to see You move on my behalf, and expect more blessings to come. It’s okay when there’s nothing missing and nothing broken in my life. Thank You Lord. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Psalm 126:1-3, John 10:10 & 16:33, 2 Timothy 1:7

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Your best life is on the other side of the Cross.

February 22, 2021

“Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it” Matthew 16:24-25, NKJV.

Denying yourself of that cake isn’t easy. However, you make the decision to follow the doctor’s advice because his desire is for you to live. You may lose the cake for the moment, but you find health, happiness and you feel a whole lot better.

God is like that doctor. He is interested in you living more than know. His desire isn’t to harm you, but to get real life to you. Jesus doesn’t say deny yourself and follow Me into death. He did that. He desires us to follow Him into life–an abundant life found in Him. This is why He came. There is true peace, joy, love, strength, purpose, and fulfillment on the other side of the cross.

Life won’t get any better than a surrendered life in God’s hands. This is where God’s grace and favor pours in every area of your life. You will find yourself experiencing the blessings and victory God intended for you. By faith, take up your cross and follow Jesus into an amazing life far greater than you can ever imagine.

Prayer: Father, thank You for speaking to my heart. Today, I deny myself, take up my cross and follow You Jesus. Help me to love others like You today. I realize that life is not found in the the abundance of things, but in You. I reach out to You and give You my life, that I may find the amazing life You planned for me. Have Your way! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: 1 Corinthians 1:18, Galatians 2:20

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God will do what He said.

February 21, 2021

“The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do it.” 1 Thessalonians 5:24

There are a lot of things going on around you right now, but keep it together. Don’t lose it. Refuse to be frantic or rattled. Let God lead and guide you right now. He is the one that can help you keep it together. Keep it together for the sake of your family, for your wife and most of all for the Lord. You still have a calling to fulfill, and there is an expected end. You still have a purpose they is securely in place. Continue to make Jesus your anchor, your secure place. He is your Strength. So you can keep it together. God will do it. He will do just what he said.

Prayer: Father God, You are my strength and my confidence is in you. Help me keep it together and focus on the expected You have for my life. Help me depend on you to do what you promised. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Psalm 112, Lamentations 3:26

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Show your scars.

February 20, 2021

“Then He said to Thomas, ‘Reach your finger here, and look at My hands; and reach your hand here, and put it into My side. Do not be unbelieving, but believing.’ And Thomas answered and said to Him, ‘My Lord and my God!’ ” John 20:27-28, NKJV.

Jesus was open with being able to show someone His wounds and scars. The Savior and risen King showed Thomas He had been through something too, for the benefit of helping him believe.

It’s not always the victories that win others. It’s not always the blessings. It’s the scars. It’s the scars we let someone touch and feel. Be open to sharing your authentic testimony, one that says like Jesus, put your hand here. I know what it’s like to go through what you’re going through. Yet, you chose to believe, and the Lord did just what He said He would do. Show them that you can be touched with how they feel, and God will cause them to be touched with how to believe–just as He did with Thomas.

Prayer: Father, thank You. There’s power in my wounds. There’s power in my scars. I stand today blessed because of You. Holy Spirit, help me to be open and real with others about what You’ve brought me through. Use it to help someone move from doubting to believing You are the Christ and You will do what You said You will do. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: John 20:24-29, Revelation 12:11

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Walk in Love

February 19, 2021

“And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing” 1 Corinthians 13:2, NKJV.

It’s amazing to comprehend that in in the eyes of God you can have it all, but at the same time, have nothing without love. You can even have it all spiritually. You can speak in tongues, be full of the power of God, give a lot, and still have nothing to Him, because the gifts are what He supplies, but love is your choice. We can be so close, but yet so far from people when they hear the scripture from us, but they don’t see it through us.

It is the love of Jesus that reaches without words. It is His unconditional love that will change someone’s life when people know you care in the small things. You walk with God, and walk with others on their journey too. Love is patient and kind. Love gives people the benefit of the doubt and not judging. Love hopes, believes and endures. It rejoices in the truth. Love is living free. Love is how you live.

Prayer: Father, thank You for reminding to walk in love with others. I am a man after Your own heart and I desire to allow Your Jesus to speak through my life today. Help me to genuinely love people, even in the simple ways that matter to them. Help me to not take my impact for granted. Help me to be patient, forgive and abundantly live. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: 1 Corinthians 13:1-8

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Where a Man’s Financial Increase Is

February 18, 2021

“Jesus said, ‘Then the children get off free, right? But so we don’t upset them needlessly, go down to the lake, cast a hook, and pull in the first fish that bites. Open its mouth and you’ll find a coin. Take it and give it to the tax men. It will be enough for both of us’. ” Matthew 17:27, Message Bible.

It is interesting that Jesus told Peter to go fishing to find the money they needed to pay their taxes. Peter wasn’t only called to be a fisher of men, he was a fisherman by trade. It was his profession and he was gifted to do it. Jesus instructed him to do what He was good at to find his increase.

Sometimes, the increase is right in front of us. Do what you’re good at and you will find your increase. 

We have to be like Peter and do what the Lord says. You have a good and perfect gift from the Father on the inside of you. Trust God with that gift, Who gave it to you to bless others and to bless you also. If we become fearful doing what we’re good at, He can’t cause it to prosper us.

Just like within the fish, it may be rare that a piece of money, of all places, will be found in what you’re good at, but the Lord will cause it to be there. So do what He says, because there is where you will find your increase and great joy.

Prayer: Father, I have been looking for my financial increase and it’s been right in front of me. I need to trust You and do what I’m good at. Help me to trust and believe You. I will do it by faith and get what You have for me and my family, and so I can be a great blessing. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: James 1:17

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Expect His Goodness in your Life

February 16, 2021

“Praise the Lord! (Hallelujah!) Oh give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; For His mercy and lovingkindness endure forever!” Psalm 106:1, Amplified.

“I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth: Psalm 34:1, Amplified.

If He was good before, He will be good again. Your past isn’t all the goodness you are ordained to see, but He’s being good to you now and will be in the days to come. You may not know how or it may be in a way you didn’t notice, but His goodness is surrounding you right now. Look forward to as for certain and expect something good from Him!

This is the reason the psalmist declares to keep praise on your lips. The understanding that He’s good will keep you in a place of thanksgiving and appreciation, in spite of what you experience.

Even in this hour, it seems like the devil is going to win, but the Lord is strong and masterfully at work for you, and will show up with goodness in His hands.

Prayer: Father, You are good! Because You are always good, I praise You and I thank You! Your love abounds toward me! You have been good and You will continue to be good to me. Help me to expect Your goodness in my life. Let my faith stand on this mighty truth. You will bless me. You will provide. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Psalm 23 & 106, Romans 8:28

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Reminded of the God You Know

February 15, 2021

“The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save…” Zephaniah 3:17, ESV.

Today, be reminded of the God you know. You’ve never seen God physically, but you know He’s with you, and He’s never lost a battle. He has all power in His hands. The Lord is good and a Rewarder of them that seek Him. With an outstretched arm, He rescued Israel from the hands of Egypt. He has carried Israel like He said He would, and this tiny nation still stands today. He has never left the righteous. He is the Healer. Go and stand on the beach and see how far the mighty ocean can come to your feet–God set that boundary (Prov. 8:29). At the same time, He split the Red Sea. He loves us beyond our mistakes, obliterated sin by giving His only begotten son Jesus for us, and He raised Him from the dead.

Know Who is on your side. He hears the prayers of the righteous and blesses them. Whatever you’re facing, remind yourself of the victory you have in Christ Jesus and the God you know.

Prayer: Father, I praise You today. I know You to be my Rock. You are on my side. As I read and think on the God I know, my joy is rising! Open my eyes to see all that You are and remind me there’s nothing too hard for You. May it increase my faith and change my moment, and change my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Exodus 14:21-31, Deut. 5:15, Romans 10:17, Luke 17:5-6, 1 Cor. 6:14

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You are blessed and no one can reverse it.

February 14, 2021

“Behold, I have received a command to bless; He has blessed, and I cannot reverse it” Numbers 23:20, NKJV.

Three times Balak asked Balaam the prophet to go to God and ask Him to curse his enemy Israel. It made Balak mad and greatly frustrated that every time Balaam came back with a word from the Lord, it was always a word declaring that God had blessed Israel, and God wouldn’t change.

God has commanded the blessing on your life, and it frustrates the enemy. He tries to attack you this way and that way, yet God’s grace and favor still rise. He tries to stop God’s plan for your life, but the commanded blessing keeps overtaking you and victory comes. He forms weapons against you, but the blessing causes you to prosper instead of the weapon.

No matter what you are experiencing, God loves you. According to Ephesians 1, you’ve been blessed with every spiritual blessing! According to Psalm 103, you are daily loaded with benefits from God! You are blessed! You shall prosper. You will excel and walk in what He has told you! It is settled and the Lord has done it. He has blessed you and it cannot be reversed!

Prayer: Thank You Father this morning and I give You praise for commanding the blessing on my life. No one can reverse it! Your hand is on my life and that won’t change. Your victory, goodness, and favor will always rise! Help me not to worry, but to rest in the blessing and keep following You. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Numbers 23, Isaiah 54:17, James 1:2-4; Psalm 103, Ephesians 1:3-6

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Give Me Stability

February 13, 2021

“Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion, which cannot be moved, but abides forever” Psalm 125:1, NKJV.

“Does not wisdom cry out, and understanding lift up her voice?…Listen, for I will speak of excellent things…Riches and honor are with me, enduring riches and righteousness” Proverbs 8:1, 6, & 18. NKJV.

Many of us just want stability. As a man, you may be tired of moving from place to place, and job to job. You may be tired of going up and down financially, up and down in your marriage, in your happiness, and you just want to be stable. Secure. At peace.

The key to stability is trust in the Lord. When you trust God with your money, you will do what He says with your money and what to do to increase it. When you trust God with your marriage, you will do what He says with your marriage. To our understanding, we need to drive ourselves to a place of stability, yet we end up rushing right past God’s wisdom to get there. However, stability supernaturally comes when you take the back seat and trust God’s way to get you there. With faith in His wisdom, we allow Him to guide us in our practical, everyday decisions.

God is a stable God, and His will is that every part of His son’s life is stable too. Secure. At peace, so you can focus on other things the Lord has put in your heart without distractions. I pray and I believe God is making everything stable for you.

Prayer: Father, I want stability in my life. No more up and down. Those that trust You shall not be moved. I take the back seat Lord. Even with everything going on the earth, I trust You are good and Your stable way. Secure and firmly plant every area of my life so I can focus on the things You have put in my heart. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Proverbs 8:33-35, Matthew 7:24-27, James 1:4-5

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You are unstoppable!

February 12, 2021

“Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall, but those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint” Isaiah 40:30-31, NKJV.

You were not meant to be stopped. You were born to be unstoppable. You are an eagle, soaring too fast and too high to be denied your calling. The enemy and his devices cannot dwell where you are. You overcome evil with good. You are too positive to be negative. You are too humble to give room to pride. You forgive too quickly to be offended. You repent too quickly to be ashamed and condemned. You have too much favor to be refused. You have too much joy to lack strength. You have too much of God to be stopped. You trust He will move for you, as you move for Him.

Yet, when you feel faint and weary, when you feel discouraged, don’t run away from God, run to Him. When you wait on the Lord, you are setting your hope and expectation in Him and His Word.

Pour out your heart to Him and wait on Him. Go to Him with your struggles as a man and wait on Him. He will bless you, renew you and prove that you are in Christ, a new creature in Him, and you truly can’t be stopped.

Prayer: Father, thank You for making me unstoppable! I was meant to run and mount up with wings as an eagle, and I won’t believe otherwise. I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me! I will wait on You and put my expectations on You. I will not be stopped. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Philippians 4:13, 2 Corinthians 5:17, 1 John 4:4

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The Lord is surrounding you.

February 11, 2021

“As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the Lord surrounds His people from this time forth and forever” Psalm 125:2, NKJV.

The city of Jerusalem is set within and surrounded by seven different mountain peaks: Mount Scopus, Mount Olivet, and the Mount of Corruption (all three are peaks in a mountain ridge that lies east of the old city), Mount Ophel, the original Mount Zion, the New Mount Zion and the hill on which the Antonia Fortress was built. Just as these mountains are surrounding Jerusalem, so is the Lord surrounding you.

Just as those mountains haven’t moved from Jerusalem, so has God not moved from around you. His grace and favor surround you. He is covering you. He is keeping you. He’s taking care of you. This isn’t just for a moment or a lifetime. It’s forever. His mighty wings of protection cover you, and the Lord of Hosts is His Name.

So rejoice and be at rest. The Lord, a real God Who is for you, is surrounding you.

Prayer: Father, good morning, and I give You all the glory. Thank You, Father, that You’re surrounding me. Come what may, I’m covered by You. Help me to be still and know that You are God. Help me to rest in my faith as You cover me and everything that concerns me. I will rest and rejoice in the covering of the Lord. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

(Read Psalm 5:12, 91; Isaiah 41:10)

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Nothing can separate you from His love.

February 10, 2021

“No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life,…nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord” Romans 8:37-39, ESV.

Through the fire, through the tough times, that try to separate you from God’s love, you find He’s faithful and still right there. When He says nothing can separate you from His love, He means it.

His love is what He wants you to receive today. His love is what He wants to use to strengthen you and find joy in. You can’t stop now. He’ll be good to you not based on performance, but because He loves you. He’ll be merciful and gracious to you because He loves you. You won’t find a better Friend than Jesus, and you are more than a conqueror because God’s great, unfailing love will literally pull you through.

We try not to talk like this as men, and we want to be strong, when all the time, His love is what picks us up and inspires us to keep going.

Prayer: Father, I praise You, and I receive Your love for me. It’s never over because of your love. In tough times or mess-ups, You still love me. You did the greatest act of love be giving Your son for me. I won’t stop now. I am more than a conqueror, and Your love will pull me through. Thank you, Jesus! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: John 3:16, Romans 5:20 & 8:35, Ephesians 2:4-5

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The joy of the Lord is your strength.

February 9, 2021

“Then he said to them, ‘Go your way, eat the fat, drink the sweet, and send portions to those for whom nothing is prepared; for this day is holy to our Lord. Do not sorrow, for the joy of the Lord is your strength’ ” Nehemiah 8:10, NKJV.

“A merry heart does good, like medicine, But a broken spirit dries the bones” Proverbs 17:22, NKJV.

The joy of the Lord is your strength. With all of the responsibility and the work we do, even the work we do for God, can have us so driven that we become unbalanced and unhappy. Some of us have experienced some tough times in our past, and we don’t laugh like we use to.

Relax and enjoy the goodness of the Lord. Rejoice over all the great things he has already done for you. Don’t be so focused on looking for a blessing, that you forget you are already blessed. You can laugh and have a merry heart, which is good for you. Above all, you are in His hands. God has it all under control. Let nothing outweigh the joy of the Lord from operating in your life.

Prayer: Father, thank You for Your Word. I want to experience happiness and joy in my life. I desire a merry heart like I use to. Help me Lord to lighten up, trusting You have it all under control. Regardless of my situation, help me to always feast on Your goodness and stand on Who You are. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Proverbs 15:15, Psalm 126

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Think on God in the situation

February 8, 2021

“But at midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them. Suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened and everyone’s chains were loosed” Acts 16:25-26, NKJV.

Paul and Silas were going through a tough situation in their lives. Having been beaten and thrown into jail wasn’t a pleasant experience. However, they made a decision to not abide in their circumstance, but to abide in God while in their situation. They prayed and praised and surely the Lord suddenly as always came through. He rescued them from prison, and at the same time, saved the jailer with his whole household (v. 30-34)! What a mighty God we serve!

When going through tough situations in your life, it can be a challenge to keep your mind on Jesus. The situation is trying and uncomfortable. I’ve been there. Yet, God’s desire is that we keep our mind on Him. Jesus is our peace, and our calm in the storm. God is our refuge and our strength. God is sovereign and even when it doesn’t appear like it, He’s always in control.

In due time, God will turn your situation around. Be reminded to trust that there is always a greater work that God accomplishes in our situations and when you come out of it. God is pleased when we decide to praise Him in spite of what we’re going through. In this, He is glorified and made known to those around us like He did with the jailer. All because they see you abiding in Christ and watch the Lord suddenly bless you out of your situation.

Confession: I’m going to trust my Father and think on His word. I’m going to occupy my mouth with praise. When thoughts about my current circumstance come, I’m going to stay focused on Jesus the Author and Finisher of my faith. I’m going to keep seeking Him and desiring to know Jesus more. His word says He hears me, He will deliver me, and He will provide. His word says I’m blessed. I thank the Father that’s it’s already done. Hallelujah!

Study: Isaiah 26:3, Psalm 37:4 & 25

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I’m Thankful For…

February 7, 2021

“Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place” 2 Corinthians 2:14, KJV.

What and who are you thankful for today? I can’t help but be thankful for the Lord being in my life and causing me to always triumph! I can’t help but be thankful that when it appeared I was losing, He carried me to a glorious, undisputed victory! I can’t help but be thankful to be alive, able to see my family and friends.

Moments like these give you a glimpse of how everyday life should be. Life should be lived with an utmost attitude of gratitude, seeing God in everything. Through ups and downs, there’s no better perspective on whatever we experience. When you are thankful, you make God known in the earth. When you are thankful, you will always be reminded of the goodness of God you’ve experienced, which will help you see God in every challenge that comes. Whether there’s a challenge in your life or you’ve suffered loss, with thanksgiving, you will always see a bigger God with a bigger plan of triumph at work in it.

Prayer: Father, You have done so much in my life! I’m thankful for every victory, every blessing, every family member, every instrumental person You’ve used to help me in life. Thank you for even the challenges that You’ve worked for my good. I pray for those that don’t have their family, their husband, wife, or child with them. It may be challenging and if they cry today, help them to see You at work and still bless Your name. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

“In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you” 1 Thessalonians 5:18, KJV.

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Even if it takes time, declare no more debt.

February 6, 2021

“Owe nothing to anyone except to love and seek the best for one another; for he who [unselfishly] loves his neighbor has fulfilled the [essence of the] law [relating to one’s fellowman]” Romans 13:8, Amplified.

I have a debt that I’ve had for a long time. I see some progress, but I still have a long way to go. It’s something how, although I created this debt years ago, I’m still having to make financial decisions, right now decisions, factoring this debt in mind.

Debt is a bind to a past monetary decision that can keep us from making future ones. It ties us financially to something then, keeping us from doing something financially now. As men, it feels good when we can do what we want, when we want, for our family. God desires that you have that freedom. God desires that you are free spiritually as well as financially.

Make it your goal to move towards debt freedom, even if it takes time. It will free your money up to be used at any given moment to love people with it and do good as well. Let love be your only debt.

Prayer: Father, I thank You for Your word. Your desire is for me to owe no man but love. Help me be vigilant about being financially free, even if it takes some time. Refresh me to stick with it. I may not be there yet, but I thank You, and I declare that I’m debt-free. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Proverbs 13:22 & 22:7, Deuteronomy 28:12, Matthew 6:12 & 24

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Destiny Decisions

February 4, 2021

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; Before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations” Jeremiah 1:5, NKJV.

To be honest as a man, many times in my life I just didn’t know what to do. I didn’t know His plan. I didn’t know what it was time to do.

Have you ever been there? Are you there right now? If you are, it’s okay. Every man of God has been at that juncture in their lives in which they have had to make what I call those destiny decisions. These are the decisions that can take your life into two totally different directions, such as starting a ministry, job position, relocating or who you marry. When it’s all said and done, our lives will be a sum total of the decisions we make.

Where you are going is important right now. It is important enough to sincerely seek God and ask Him for what you need. To hear someone better, we get closer to them. Give God your “I don’t know” and he will exchange it for what He knows. He is able to give you the exact wisdom you need for your life. He will provide clarity and His vision for you. He will tell you who you are, where you are going, and step-by-step how to get there.

Prayer: Father, I give You thanks. You have called me and You know me. I declare this will be an awesome year of destiny for me. I sincerely ask in faith for Your direction for my life. I need clarity, vision and I need to know Your plan. I trust You and I set myself to hear Your voice. I praise You in advance. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study John 10:4, James 1:5, Proverbs 19:21

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Hold Your Peace

February 2, 2021

“And Saul also went home to Gibeah; and valiant men went with him, whose hearts God had touched. But some rebels said, ‘How can this man save us?’ So they despised him, and brought him no presents. But he held his peace” 1 Samuel 10:26-27, NKJV.

As you go higher in God, as you step into your assignment, there will be people God will touch in their hearts to assist you. God is going to cause many to willingly come right alongside you to help your vision come to pass. This is a very good thing. It will bless you greatly to see people gladly support you and you see the hand of God at work on your behalf. Yet, there will be those deemed as doubters, who whether openly or in secret, don’t agree with what God can use you to accomplish. They don’t agree with your promotion.

They may talk but hold your peace. They may not be on your side but hold your peace. It’s wise not to get involved with what the enemy wants to ultimately use to take you off course. Everyone wasn’t for Saul being the first king, everyone wasn’t for Jesus being the King of kings, and everyone may very well not be for you. But you remain encouraged knowing that God is for you, and like Saul, He chose you. Walk in love and continue your course. Bless them and continue your course.

Prayer: Father, thank You that You are for me. Thank You for touching people to support me also. I pray for those that openly or secretly are against me. Help me to hold my peace. Help me give it no attention. I’m continuing forward. I ask that You bless them and use my silence to minister Your unity and love to them. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: 1 Samuel 10:7, Luke 6:27, Romans 8:31, Colossians 3:12-14

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Possess What God Has For You

February 1, 2021

“Then Joshua said to the children of Israel: ‘How long will you neglect to go and possess the land which the Lord God of your fathers has given you?’” Joshua 18:3, NKJV.

There is a difference between having something and possessing it. God had given the children of Israel their promised land, yet they had to go and possess it.

As men, we have to face the hard reality that if we don’t work the plan that God has given us, what is in our heart to accomplish won’t happen. If you drag your feet about it, you won’t ever actually hold it in your hands. I am seeing more and more that we have to go get it. If you want what God has for you, if you want what He has shown you, you are going to have to go possess what He has given you. It’s not just going to happen. You have to seize it.

Don’t neglect or be slack about it. Sometimes, neglect and procrastination is fear disguised, but God would not give you what you couldn’t possess. You can do it my brother. Go get what the Father has for you.

Prayer: Father God, thank You for speaking directly to me. You wouldn’t have given me this dream, this idea, these goals, this ministry, if I couldn’t possess it. You gave it to me, therefore through Christ, You will help me do it. I ask for courage to go possess what You have given me. As I do, I will see You do great things in my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Joshua 1:6-9, Deuteronomy 3:18, Numbers 33:53, Jeremiah 29:11

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The safest place is in His will.

January 31, 2021

“You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance” Psalms 32:7, NIV.

The safest place to be is in the will of God during these times. As long as you remain in it, you will come out victorious. Yes, weapons will be formed, but they will not prosper. You will prosper instead. Desire the will of God and pursue it. The goodness of God is real and is abundantly experienced in His will.

Many voices may be pulling after you, trying to tell you what to do, but in His will is the safest place to be.

Prayer: Father God, I thank You for Your wisdom spoken directly to me. I’m safe in Your will. Victory and deliverance is in Your will. No matter what I see or hear, help me to stay in Your will and not go my own way. Give me wisdom and direction. Be glorified in my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Psalm 5:12, Proverbs 16:3 & 18:10

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His words are pure words.

January 30, 2021

“The words of the Lord are pure words, Like silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times” Psalms‬ ‭12:6‬ ‭NKJV‬‬.

I’m not a perfect man, but when I wash a plate in the sink, I wash it once and I’m confident it’s clean. I can only imagine washing that plate seven times. Nobody will be able to tell me anything about it being clean and being able to eat from it.

A holy God says His word is like silver purified seven times, denoting it’s purity and strength. It denotes that He has no ill intents or motives. His heart is truly toward you and He is truly for you. The devil can’t tell you nothing! Celebrate the Lord today. If God said it, He will do it. If He wrote, you will see it. If you partake of it and apply it, it will work without fail in your life and bless your life.

Prayer: Father, I give You praise. I thank You that Your word is pure and unfailing. It is sure and I can stand on it. Your heart is for me, and if You said it, You will do it. Your word will come to pass in my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

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The God of All Comfort

January 29, 2021

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort” 2 Corinthians 1:3, NKJV.

My cousin I grew up with just lost her oldest son some days ago. It’s been tough for her. I went and visited the family and hugged them from the core of me. I sat down right next to her to comfort and encouraged her. God is the same way.

God is not only Lord of all. He is not only Creator of all things, has all peace, and is all-powerful. He is the God of all comfort. Whatever type of comfort you need, morning, noon, evening, or night, God is able to give you the exact comfort that you need.

If you have lost a loved one, know He is not just the Lord, reigning while sitting on His throne. He is Father–your Heavenly Father–that will come and sit down right next to you and comfort you, and carry You through it.

Prayer: Father, I thank You that You are the God of all comfort. You are my Help, and I reach for supernatural comfort right now from You. Sit down right next to me and encourage me. May I even be used to lift and strengthen those around me. Bless those who need comfort in all the world as well. I praise You for victory. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: 2 Corinthians 1:3-4, Psalm 30:5, Matthew 5:4, John 16:22, 1 Thessalonians 4:13

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If you don’t have peace, stop and get wisdom.

January 28, 2021

“Wisdom is the principal thing; Therefore get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding” Proverbs 4:7, NKJV.

“But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God…” 1 Corinthians 1:30, NKJV.

Wisdom is the principal thing, and above all, it is what you want to receive from God for every decision you make. It is like the foundation of a home–it’s what you build on. Wisdom is the foundation for all of our choices and plans, and you don’t want to approach doing anything without it.

When doing a good work for God, deciding on who to marry, moving your family, or making a financial decision, get wisdom. In the multitude of counsel there is safety, so ask other godly men do they have any advice and even share any of their own experiences. You’ll be surprised at how God will speak to you through them and help you locate the exact wisdom you need for what’s before you.

Most of all, Jesus has been made unto us wisdom. He will speak and guide you. He is your wisdom because He is the word of God (see John 1:14). It is principal to find the wisdom Jesus gives through His word, then follow peace. Refuse to be rushed or pressured. With all of your decisions, it is crucial as a man to be wise and understand God’s will for you. Therefore, if you don’t know, don’t go. Stop and get peace. Get wisdom.

Prayer: Father, I needed this. I have so many decisions before me. Give me wisdom, especially so I can victoriously lead my family. Help me to find the wisdom I need, even through the counsel of others. As I get all the practical information I can, and as I pray about it, Jesus speak to me, and I will follow your lead. Help me to stop and not move until I receive Your wisdom and Your peace. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Proverbs 3:19, 8:11 & 35 and 11:14, James 1:5, Ephesians 5:14-17

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God will be glorified, so stand!

January 27, 2021

“I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us” Romans 8:18 NIV.

In times of difficulty it may be hard to hear God’s voice. It may look dark, and you wonder when like you will see light in your life again. Today, I am here to tell you to hold on, for weeping endures for a night, but joy comes in the morning. The battles you think you have to fight have already been won by God. Only He will be glorified. May knowing the glory that shall be revealed in you bear you up and help you mightily stand!

He will renew your strength. On His wings you will fly in the highest heavens. All you need to do is lift your arms, like Moses had to lift his staff to do God’s work, and Joshua had to raise his sword against Ai to ensure victory. Lift your arms and surrender, for there is freedom in surrender and in knowing the plans God has for your life cannot change. All things are working for your good and your glory, so keep standing because your victory will come.

Prayer: Father, thank You for strengthening me with Your Word. I pray that You saturate my soul with Your presence today. Get the glory Father. Nothing compares to the great glory that shall be revealed in me. With joy I will stand on You promises. In Jesus’ Name, Amen!

Study: Psalm 30:5 & 91, Exodus 14:14, Isaiah 40:31, Romans 8:28 & 12:1, Job 11:13

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Your Mighty Refuge

January 26, 2021

“I will say of the Lord, ‘He is my refuge and my fortress; my God, in Him I will trust’ ” Psalm 91:2, NKJV.

“The name of the Lord is a strong tower; The righteous run to it and are safe” Proverbs 18:10, NKJV.

Trust has several meanings in the Old Testament, but it also means refuge. It is strong and steady that you can hope in and be assured of life. When I think about a refuge, it always brings about a vision of a house with a porch and I am standing under that porch protected from the rain. I can hardly see myself. I just mainly see what is covering me.

God is your strong tower and refuge. When we take refuge in Him, we are taking our very lives and putting it under the mighty covering of God. When so much is happening around us, it’s in Him that we can run to and put our trust. In Him, we can take shelter and find comfort in those times when it gets tough. When it’s hard to see your way through the storm, you can hide in God and He’ll get you through it all.

Prayer: I thank You, Father God, for being my refuge. In the midst of what I face, right now I make You my refuge. You are my shelter and you are covering me. Help me to make You, not the trouble, my mighty dwelling place. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Psalm 91 & 112:7, John 15:3-8

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Sometimes, it’s all about adjustments.

January 25, 2021

“And I pray for good fortune in everything you do, and for your good health—that your everyday affairs prosper, as well as your soul!” 3 John 2, Message Bible.

I remember going bowling with some friends, and I have two techniques I use to bowl with. Well, the first technique wasn’t getting me anywhere that night. I thought to myself this isn’t working, and maybe I need an adjustment. I began using my other technique and made two strikes in a row, and ended up with a good score.

Sometimes in life, we realize it’s time for an adjustment. As you embark on your new year, you may have been doing things one way, but you haven’t seen the results you know God wants you to have. You may have been handling a particular area of your life the same way, but you can admit it hasn’t been working.

Take inventory of where you walk is, and where God wants to take you. Look at your walk with God, your marriage, your finances, and how you can take them higher. Then, make the practical life adjustments to get there. Let God begin to change it now. Be lead by His Spirit, your Helper, to get to where God wants you to be.

Prayer: Father, I give You praise. You’re right. It’s time to make some adjustments. I refuse for these areas of my life to remain the same. Begin to show me what You have for me, especially for this new year. Help me to walk in step with Your Spirit for change in my life, so every area of my life can prosper! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: John 21:6

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Live Your Original Life!

January 23, 2021

“I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well” Psalm 139:14, NKJV.

Even with all of the people on this earth, God has something specific in mind for your life when He created you. He has a select plan and purpose solely fashioned for you. It is one of a kind. No one has lived the plan that God has for you, and no one ever will.

Just as original as your DNA, your attributes and personality are, is as original as you are created. There’s only one ‘you’ coming through the earth. You are fearfully and wonderfully made, highly-regarded as the creation of the Almighty. Formed by His hand, given good and perfect gifts to use to glorify Him.

The devil fights you so hard because you have been created so well in the image and likeness of God. Dare not believe that you don’t have greatness on the inside of you. Greatness is what He made you with. Dare not believe you are not equipped. Dare not believe that you are incapable. Reject all fear and move forward in who God made you to be. Live your original life.

Prayer: Father, thank You for making this man an original. There will only be one of me. I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Greatness is inside of me. You don’t want me to delay living this great life that You have planned for me. I do have so much to live for. Continue to reveal Your purpose for me. I will live my original life. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.

Study: Jeremiah 1:5, Ephesians 2:10, James 1:17

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You’re New Now

January 20, 2021

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new” 2 Corinthians 5:17, NKJV.

I remember when my family and I were taking a road trip from Columbus, Georgia to Miami a year ago. I knew that driving was best, but I did ask God whether we should rent a vehicle or drive our own. When He told me to take our van, I seriously wondered could our van make it. We’ve had that van for so long. Then God reminded me that I replaced the engine. The van doesn’t have that old engine any longer. It has a new one now.

Sometimes, it can be easy to think of yourself and your life like that old engine. You consider your past, what you’ve done and how you use to live, and you wonder can you make it. You wonder can you really do what the Father is asking of you, and can you really become the man God wants you to be.

Yet, let God remind you of who resides in you now, Jesus Christ. You have new engine. When you came to Jesus, all things have been made brand new. There’s not one thing regarding your old man that hasn’t passed away. You’ve been given a new start. You have a new life in Him to experience and joyfully live out. The blessing and favor of the Lord rests upon your life. God has redeemed our lives from destruction and Jesus has sitted us together in heavenly places with him. You now always have this position of victory in Christ Jesus. You have a new engine and there is nothing you can’t do through him. There’s nothing you can’t accomplish through him. For so long life was one way, but you’re new now.

Prayer: Father, thank You for making all things new. Jesus lives in me, I am a new man and I can be all that You’ve called me to be. I receive that it’s new now! I’m new now! Allow Your word to renew my mind to the great work You’ve done for me. I declare I leave my past and go forward into what You’ve destined for me. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Ephesians 2:5-7, Philippians 4:13

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You Will Thrive

January 19, 2021

“The righteous shall flourish like a palm tree, He shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon. Those who are planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God” Psalm 92:12-13, NKJV.

“Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers” 3 John 1:2, NKJV.

You were made to thrive. You were made to soar. You were made for much more. Even under pressure, you still will thrive. Even when the unexpected happens, you still will thrive.

Jesus has given us the ability to thrive, to flourish, to prosper under the most unlikeliest circumstances. You are planted in the Lord, and you are planted in His house. It may look like you will be last, but you will be first. It may look like you will be at the bottom, but somehow God says your end will be on top.

Thrive is what you do.

Prayer: Father, I praise You today. You are good to me. Help me be planted and stay planted in Your house. Because I’m planted in You and in Your word, I will thrive. Even in the unlikeliest circumstances, help me to know that I will still bring forth fruit in my season. The devil can’t stop me. Let Your Spirit continue to fill me and direct me. I declare my life will prosper. I will thrive. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Psalm 1:1-5, Proverbs 11:28, Job 14:7-9

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Being a willing and obedient man

January 18, 2021

“If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land” Isaiah 1:19, NKJV.

Just like with Israel, it’s not only about being willing and having good intentions. It’s not only about being obedient. It’s about being both. God wants us to be willing and obedient.

As the potter does with the clay, let God shape you from being unwilling to willing, from disobedient to an obedience in what He’s been dealing with you about, or that next step He’s been asking you to take. It could be something He wants you to pursue, or it could be simply putting your trust in Him. We all have our reasons, but we have to make that decision to move forward in Him. Say no to any fear or doubt, and let Him move you into both—being willing and obedient. Rest assured that as you do, you will eat the good of the land. You will experience the fruitfulness in your life that you long for, that you know belongs to you.

Prayer: Father, I praise You! I want everything You have for my life. I want to be a light in these times. Help me, Jesus, to not be one or the other, but be take me higher in being both willing and obedient. I thank You that I will eat the good of the land. I won’t refuse You anymore. I will be a willing and obedient man. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Isaiah 1:18-20, Psalm 37:4, Jeremiah 18:5-6, Philippians 2:13

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I’m Resolved about Trusting You

January 17, 2021

“But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us” Romans 5:8, ESV.

“Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord God is an everlasting rock” Isaiah 26:4, ESV.

Trusting God can be hard sometimes, but that is where your faith becomes like the Rock you stand on. It is because we end up coming to a resolve. No matter what His will is, what God decides to do, or how He’s working a situation out, our resolve is to trust Him.

When you come to a resolved trust, your faith has a made-up mind. You say to yourself I’m not going back and forth about this. No more of not living free because we’re overly concerned about His outcome.

Whether God does it or He doesn’t, your resolve is to trust Him. Even whether God heals them or He decides to take them home, your resolve is to trust Him. Knowing God demonstrated His love toward you by Christ dying for you, it was not only to pay a dear price for your sins but also so in tough moments, you can let go and still trust Him.

Prayer: Father, I love You, and thank You for speaking to me. You are my Rock and Shield. You are my Banner of victory. Help my resolve to always be to trust You. I give it all to You today and I will walk with rock-like faith in You. Your will be done Father. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Isaiah 26:3-4, 1 Kings 18:21, Romans 5:6-8 & 8:28

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I will praise You at all times!

January 16, 2021

“I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth” Psalm 34:1, NKJV.

Sometimes, you have to stop everything you’re doing right where you are and bless the Lord. Praise Him for His goodness and His mercy. Bless Him for all that He has done. Praise Him for being Him. Praise Him because He has come through for you every time. He is up to something amazing in your life. So praise Him now.

Make praise your attitude and your expression of faith. No matter what you’re experiencing or what you have, you won’t complain. No matter how others are responding, you have decided you will bless the Lord and His praises will be your only resolve and your only response. When you tell the Father He is awesome and He can do all things, the Father will inhabit your praise, and tell you that you are awesome and you can do all things also. When you say You are my Provider, He will say I have already provided for you now. As you bless the Lord, you’ll find Him blessing you!

Give God the glory with your praise and watch your joy remain full. Watch your strength remain full and your eyes of faith are kept on the Waymaker, on the One Who always brings you victory.

Prayer: Father, I will praise You for everything You have done for Me. There’s nothing You can’t do. I bless You for being You. I praise You for being my Savior, my Provider, my Deliverer, my Waymaker, and Friend. I remind myself of Who I serve and no matter what, I will bless the Lord. Hallelujah! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Psalm 71:14, Ephesians 5:18-19

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Lead Your Family

January 14, 2021

“By faith [with confidence in God and His word] Noah, being warned by God about events not yet seen, in reverence prepared an ark for the salvation of his family…” Hebrews 11:7, Amplified.

Noah did what men in the world around him weren’t doing. He walked with God. He had a heart after the Lord, and He heard His voice of instruction to do something. Up to that point, it had not rained on the earth, yet Noah heard God tell him to build an ark. He then walked by faith, obeyed God, and built an ark for him and his family to be saved from the flood to come.

Like Noah, as the head of your family, lead in with your faith in the Lord in these times. He set the example for his family spiritually. He covered his family not only financially, but spiritually. He had his entire family on one accord helping to build something for God. He didn’t care about the persecution and ridicule from others around him. Noah wasn’t moved by the pressures of those that didn’t believe. He served the Lord.

Don’t be moved. Keep serving the Lord, and by faith, keep building. Build what is entirely centered on Jesus Christ to the saving of you and your household. Noah led his family by faith and seen God’s salvation and blessings, and so will you.

Prayer: Father, thank You! As for me and my house, we will serve You. You are a good God. Above all the ways to lead my family, help me lead them spiritually. Make my home centered on Jesus Christ. Make my home full of You. Help me build what is eternal to the saving of my household. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Genesis 6:13-7:1, Matthew 24:38-39

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I Am a Changed Man

January 13, 2021

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new” 2 Corinthians 5:17, NKJV.

Pray this prayer with me today: Father we come to You in Jesus’ name, we give You all of the glory. Let no scars from my past hold me back. According to Hebrews 8:12, You remember my sins no more! He tried to take my life, but You have graciously given me life. I ask for power to release every experience that I’ve been through, from my choices to even prison time. I’m letting go and I receive how You define me.

I thank You for how far I’ve come and greatly rejoice in where I’m going. My past is gone and I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It has changed my life! I don’t think the same, and I don’t drink the same. I’ve turned Jesus up and He helps me turn women down. I’m a new man. I am a changed man. The old has passed away and in Christ, all things are made new! Keep taking me higher in You. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: 1 Samuel 10:6, Romans 1:16, 1 Corinthians 6:20, Philippians 3:13-14

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Don’t allow a mess up to make you give up.

January 10, 2021

“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” I John‬ ‭1:9‬ ‭ESV.

“And because of him you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, righteousness and sanctification and redemption” 1 Corinthians 1:30, ESV.

We strive to be like Christ each day, but I can say I have yet to find perfection in myself. I have yet to find a perfect day. Even living a surrendered life, we have all yet to see a perfect life. Yet, I continue to find God’s mercy and grace pull me away from seeking perfection and keep my focus on doing what He called me to do.

Don’t allow a mess up to make you give up. You aren’t perfect, but don’t allow it to keep you from your perfect work. Jesus is your perfection. He knows all of you, and He still called all of you. In spite of what He’s working on in you, obey God and do what He called you to do.

Prayer: Father, I give You praise this morning. You are good! Help me to never allow a mess up to make me give up, or get me stuck. I allow Your new mercies and great grace to pull me out of a mistake. I’m moving forward. Jesus is my perfection. You are working on me, and I’m still going to do what you called me to do. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Lamentations 3:22-23, 2 Corinthians 5:17, Romans 8:1, Philippians 1:6 & 3:13-14

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The Table of Surrender

January 9, 2021

“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service” Romans 12:1, NKJV.

Have you ever heard of someone running away from an operation that they need? Sometimes, that can be us in our walk with God. We know we’re going to get up stronger and better. We know after it’s over, we’ll be able to run again. But we still evade it. Be encouraged to not fear doing what you know is inevitable. This year, you will have to get on the table called surrender. Let Him have His way. You will be stronger, better and you’ll run again. You’ll live your best life. It’s required to get to where you are destined to go. It is required to be all God called you to be.

Prayer: Father, I praise You. I ask for the grace to surrender all to You. Help me to set my life on Your table and let You do in me what You desire. Not my will, but Your will be done. Help me to trust You and know I’ll be better and stronger. I’ll run again. It’s because I surrendered. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Mark 14:35-36, Romans 12:1-2

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Follow His instructions, it will turn out fine.

January 7, 2021

“If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land” Isaiah 1:19, ESV.

If you’re like me when it comes to cooking, I don’t do much of it at all. My wife even says what would I do without her. Yet when I cook, it can feel a little intimidating when I begin preparing a meal. In the midst of what to do, how much to pour, and all the things that come with being in front of that stove, I would be reminded by God if I follow the instructions, it will turn out fine.

Whatever you are facing in your life that appears intimidating. Whatever giant is before you. Whoever the Lord is leading you to disciple or minister to. There may even be something the Lord has put on your heart that you’ve never done. Be reminded to get the instructions of God and then follow them. Those steps that He provides are sufficient enough. Those steps will bring you the success He has for you. Those steps will lead you into the restoration of God.

Don’t allow your focus to be on what you’ve never done, how will this turn out, how long will it take, how will they respond, or will you fail. The instructions are your part; causing it to succeed is God’s. Let Him determine the results. Sow your seed of obedience, and He will make it grow!

Prayer: Father, You are good, and You give great instructions. Help me not be afraid of what is before me, and remind me of what You have said. I ask for a hearing heart. I will obey You and follow Your instructions, and everything will turn out fine! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Joshua 1:8, 1 Corinthians 3:7

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It Belongs to You

January 6, 2021

“And Caleb stilled the people before Moses, and said, Let us go up at once, and possess it; for we are well able to overcome it. But the men that went up with him said, We be not able to go up against the people; for they are stronger than we…and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight” Numbers 13:30-33, KJV.

The men who didn’t believe that was with Joshua and Caleb assumed in fear and saw themselves as grasshoppers. Their unbelief kept them from entering into the promised land–a land flowing with milk and honey–and receiving what God had already given them. Yet, Joshua and Caleb had a different spirit than the other men, and they believed they could possess what God said belonged to them.

The Father wants your faith and boldness to be as Joshua and Caleb right now. What God has said is yours, belongs to you. Your God is with you! Take your faith and enter in. No matter the giant in your way, no fear the enemy tries to put in your way, be determined that nothing is keeping you from receiving what belongs to you. Even if you missed it, His will has not changed. Everything He has told you and is telling you about your life, everything God has spoken over you, that is who you are and what you can have, is yours to possess.

Prayer: Thank You, Lord, for Your word. I can have what You say I can have. A blessed and victorious life belongs to me. Help me to see myself through Your eyes. My God is with me! I will have faith as Joshua and Caleb and enter into the promised land you have for my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Romans 8:31 & 11:29, Galatians 3:28-29, 2 Cor. 1:20

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Jesus has the words of eternal life.

January 4, 2021

“This is the bread which came down from heaven—not as your fathers ate the manna, and are dead. He who eats this bread will live forever” John 6:58, NKJV.

“But Simon Peter answered Him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life” John 6:68, NKJV.

Jesus has the words of eternal life. If we knew how much life is in them, we would read them more. He likens Himself to the bread we naturally eat. However, He is the Bread that gives life eternally.

There’s nowhere you can go, or no person you can draw from to get the words that Jesus gives. His word will be the key to an amazing new year. His word is what you can eat of today, and it will last and produce blessings all the days of your life. Like Peter, humbly believe and receive the revelation that Jesus has the words of eternal life. As you receive a higher revelation of the life-giving word of God, the more time you’ll spend with it.

Prayer: Father, I praise You! Jesus, where else can I go? You have the words of eternal life. Take me higher in this revelation and may I gladly eat of Your word daily. Help me to meditate on what You show me daily and cause it to supernaturally bless every part of my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: John 6:53-69, Matthew 4:4

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A Year You Go Higher

January 3, 2021

“But those who wait on the LORD Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.” Isaiah‬ ‭40:31‬ ‭NKJV‬‬.

This will be a year that you go higher. You will go higher in your relationship with God, your finances, your marriage, and your family. This is the year for a new level in your life.

Last year for some of us may have been a challenging one, but 2020 should have helped you see a new perspective on the one life you have to live. You should come out of 2020 with focus and vision. You should come out of 2020 resolute. You should now see Who and what really matters.

What the enemy meant to harm you, God is going to use for your good and take you higher than you’ve ever been in Him. You will reap a harvest of souls for Him. The faith you’ve shown last year, you will reap from in the year to come.

Prayer: Father, thank you for blessing me to see a new year. I receive that I will go higher in every area, most of all, in my walk with You. I will reap more people to the kingdom this year. Set my focus and help me obey You. Take me into new things this year. I declare I’m going higher. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Exodus 19:4, Psalm 103:5, Matthew 9:36-38

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If He had not been on my side.

December 31, 2020

“If it had not been the Lord who was on our side, now may Israel say” Psalm 124:1, NKJV.

If it had not have been for knowing that the Lord was on my side, I would have already lost it. I would have thrown in the towel a long time ago. When it seemed like I was going down, He would always bring me up. When my family size increased, at the right moment, my income would increase too. When it seemed like my faith had been shipwrecked, He would allow a situation to show me I haven’t changed, and in fact, He made me stronger.

You have seen Him move too much in your past to not trust Him now. He has said time and time again that He is with you, and since He is with you, who can be against you? Your circumstance has no choice but to get better because of His promises. Your tribulation has no choose but to move out of the way of God’s goodness.

The Lord says don’t faint, but hope in Me. The Lord says have faith in Me because it will get better. The Lord says don’t turn from Me, don’t quit on me, because I already am making it better. He won’t let the enemy overcome you. He won’t allow you to go hungry. He won’t let you go without seeing His supernatural favor in your life. God is going to blow your mind with an outcome you didn’t realize He was capable of bringing to pass.

Prayer: Father, it looks like there’s no blessing in sight. But if it had not been for knowing You were on my side, I would have given up. But You are! I believe that it will get better! I choose to keep going and I declare all things are working for my good. Speak to me any direction that I need for this new year and I will follow You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Psalm 124 & 126, Romans 8:28-35

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You’re Called to Be Great

December 30, 2020

“But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth” Acts 1:8, NKJV.

You are not only forgiven and made free. You are anointed, Spirit-filled, endowed with the power of God to be used in an uncommon way. Power in the Greek here is “dunamis”, which means miraculous power, force, an abundance of ability from God Himself. The Holy Spirit is upon you. Not just anyone’s spirit, but God’s Spirit. The same Spirit that rested upon Jesus now rests on your life. He is in you for character, yet He has now come upon you for mighty service.

You are great and one of the best things you can do in your Christian walk is to not forget how awesome you now are in Christ. You are who God says you are, and you can do what God says you can do. There is no one or nothing that can stop you from doing the work God has placed in your heart to do. You have no barrier or blockades from the wicked one that can restrain the divine power you have.

You are not an ordinary man. God wants you to step into your awesomeness. Step into your greatness. The world needs to see you son of God yield to His Spirit and let Him use you. Allow the word of God to remind you today you have been changed into the likeness of Christ and you can change the world.

Prayer: Father, thank You for stepping into greatness. The Holy Spirit is upon me and I am anointed to be like Jesus. I declare Luke 4:18 over my life: that the Spirit of the Lord is upon me because He has anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed. I thank You for making me great in Christ. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Zechariah 4:6, John 1:12, Romans 8:19, Ephesians 2:10

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Don’t let go of His promises.

December 28, 2020

“And we desire that each one of you show the same diligence to the full assurance of hope until the end, that you do not become sluggish, but imitate those who through faith and patience inherit the promises” Hebrews 6:11-12, NKJV.

If I know, something is mine. If I know something is meant for me, I am not letting go of it.

Though the winds may blow. Though you may be pressing through some things this year. You may be waiting on a job, on a mate, or in pursuit of God’s will for your life. You may be believing God for your healing. You may even feel like giving up, but hold up your head and be deeply encouraged. Don’t let go of what He promised you. Don’t give up on His awesome will, and what He has specifically spoken to you.

Every promise from God is yes and amen (2 Corinthians 1:20), and don’t allow anyone or anything to convince you otherwise. Keep your eyes on Jesus, the Author, and Finisher of your faith. Now lean on Him, listen to the Holy Spirit, and keep believing. Keep praising. Keep joyfully standing. The Father has promised great things for you. Don’t let go.

Prayer: Father, thank You for encouraging me deeply. I’m not letting go. I will not let go of what You promised me. According to Your word, You will heal. You will provide. You will help me do this. Jesus, I lean on You right now for grace, and I follow You. Every promise I will receive. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Hebrews 12:2

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Suit Up

December 27, 2020

“Put on the full armor of God [for His precepts are like the splendid armor of a heavily-armed soldier], so that you may be able to [successfully] stand up against all the schemes and the strategies and the deceits of the devil” Ephesians 6:11, Amplified.

If God tells us to put on the whole armor, we probably will need it. We are probably going to be shot at by the devil. Yet, when we get hit, we wonder what happened or where was God? He was in the armor.

Some of us can ignorantly perceive that we aren’t in a spiritual war when we are. There is an adversary that plans against you. However, it is great to know that God plans are for you. He has a plan, a way, to prosper us regardless of the situation. When you put on the full armor of God, the weapon may get formed, but it won’t succeed. No matter the circumstance, you will handle it with power, wisdom, and fortitude. If you don’t want any unseen, evil scheme and strategy to have an impact in your life, make sure you suit up.

Prayer: Father, thank You for speaking to me. Help me to be a man that gets suited up every day. I ask for the grace to pray and put on Your full armor each day. The devil’s plans won’t succeed against me. Only Your plan for my life will. I suit up now, and I receive victory, power, and wisdom for any given situation. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Ephesians 6:10-17, Isaiah 54:17, Job 5:12, Luke 10:19, 2 Corinthians 2:10-12

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A Message from the Lord for you!

December 26, 2020

“Sit at My feet today and enjoy My presence. Delight in My hand that is moving on your behalf. I am responsible for getting you where you are called to be. You are responsible for remaining in Me. Don’t worry because I will direct You. I will lead You there. Stay in Me. Dwell in Me, says the Lord.”

“You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy; at Your right hand pleasures forevermore.” Psalm 16:11 (NKJV)

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Jesus came and made it alright.

December 25, 2020

“Then the angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord’” Luke 2:9-11, NKJV.

In the midst of a time of uncertainty and man had the greatest need for a Savior, Jesus came and made everything alright.

Even in 2020, with everything that has happened this year, it’s great to know that Jesus still came. Let that sink in. He came today and you can be reminded that He still made everything alright. Just as nothing could stop the moment of His birth then, nothing could stop this moment of birth, your thankful celebration of Him, and the victory you have in Him now. Let His coming minister life and a strong hope to you, and enjoy your Christmas Day.

Prayer: Father, I praise You for Jesus. You came Jesus and was born for us. Thank You for the joy and victory that can never be taken away in You. You came and made everything alright. Give strength and peace to those that have lost loved ones this year. Jesus came and has made everything alright. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Isaiah 9:6, Matthew 1:21, John 3:16 & 16:33

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Move Into Your Purpose

December 24, 2020

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations” Jeremiah 1:5, ESV.

A dear friend was successful as an engineer, but wake up one day and became a parole officer.

It is striking to wake up on the inside during your lunch break, to wake up while you are striking keys at a job that’s frustrating you, to wake up after you’re business, to wake up after ten years, to the truth that you are not fulfilling your purpose in life. Just maybe this job or this career path you have been grinding as if you were in a coal mine isn’t why God put you here.

Only God’s purpose, what He created us to do, will fulfill you. Just something or just anything won’t due. Just something or just anything won’t fit. Only God knows what fits. Yes, God can make you a millionaire from your purpose. He can richly satisfy you from your purpose. There’s a peace, a rest, that comes from living in your purpose. It can’t be manufactured. It can’t be duplicated.

Don’t let fear keep you from taking a leap of faith. God says jump because He’s given you wings through Jesus Christ. His covenant, His promises to His children is the sure way to soar. On His side, He will not allow you to fail! He will not let you down. He will be the wind beneath you and you will soar like an eagle in your purpose.

Prayer: Father, thank You for giving me purpose. That’s what I want to do. Along with knowing You, show me what you put me on this earth to do. Help me to go hard after it. I thank You for being in the place where I’m satisfied and being the greatest blessing. In my purpose is where You are glorified. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Ephesians 2:10, 2 Timothy 1:9

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He is the Word

December 23, 2020

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God…And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth” John 1:1 & 14, NKJV.

Jesus is the Word, and He became flesh and dwelt among us. He experienced everything we experience. If you come draw near to God by opening your Bible to read it, whether day or night, hill or valley, good times or bad, Jesus will come near and dwell with you. Through His word, He will never fail to draw near to you with grace and truth.

God’s word has everything you need for life, strong faith and freedom. He is the Prince of Peace. He is your Counselor. He is the Lion of Judah. He is the Word of God.

Prayer: Father, thank You for the Word Jesus Christ. He is near. Help me to draw near to the Word today, somewhere in the Word–and find that you meet me right where I’m at in my life. Jesus will come near and meet my need. In Your great name I pray, Amen.

Study: John 1:1-16, James 4:8

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We Cover You Today in Prayer!

December 21, 2020

“For you bless the righteous, O Lord; you cover him with favor as with a shield” Psalm 5:12, ESV.

We pray a prayer of covering over you today. We cover your walk with God and that you abide in Him. We cover your ability to hear and know God’s voice. According to Colossians 1:9, we pray you are filled with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding. We cover your heart. We cover your decisions and your mind. We cover your health, finances and every blessing God wants you to receive. We cover your marriage and be a blessing to your wife.

We cover your home and your family is divinely protected. We cover you on your job. We cover you if you mess up, and that you get back up and move forward. We cover your good fight of faith! We cover your discipline to meditate on God’s word today. We pray over every conversation with the people you are ordained to reach. We cover your love for Christ, and focus to yield to God’s will for your life. We pray over your last push this year to finish strong. We cover your dreams coming true! We cover you being the man God has called you to be. In Jesus name, Amen!

Study: Psalm 32:10-11, Galatians 3:26-29, 1 John 5:15

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It’s Because of You

December 20, 2020

“Know that the Lord, He is God; it is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; we are His people and the sheep of His pasture” Psalm 100:3, NKJV.

When you look around and observe what you have. When you consider your health and the family you enjoy, it is all because of Him.

It was the Lord that blessed you with it. It will be the Lord that continues to bless you with it. You do well on your in your craft because He gave, and gives you what’s required to excel. You didn’t make it through the rough times of life on your own. Jesus carried you through them, and He will always be carrying you. You overcome because of the Lord. You never have and never will be able to do any of these things apart from the mercy and grace of God.

Never forget that it is the Lord’s doing and not your own. Always let it stand alone as being marvelous in your eyes and cause praise to continue to erupt from your mouth. Let it cause a continual voice and attitude of thanksgiving to Him. Let it bring a response of what can I do for You God, because of all You have done for me.

Give no one the credit. Give no one the honor. This will keep you humble, gladly serving Him all your days. It is your reasonable service.

Prayer: Father, I take no credit. I dare not take any praise. I am blessed because of You. I am free because of You! You carried me and You carry me. It’s You that provided that open door. It is You that kept me and You are keeping me. I thank You for being rich in mercy and grace toward me. What can I do for You. I will never forget it is because of You! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Romans 12:1-2

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Take Care of Her

December 19, 2020

“Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her” Ephesians 5:25, NKJV.

Love her. Embrace her. Esteem her. Pray over her. Give her time to rest. Help her health. Speak the word over her. Speak blessings over her. Make her laugh each day. Cheer her up.

As Christ loves and cherishes the Church, do the same with your wife. They are strong, but they need our strength in these times. They may know the truth, but they need our encouraging reminders of it in these times. Stand between the enemy and your wife, and tell the devil he can’t get through God, and he can’t get through you to her. You are her called covering. She needs you right now. Help her to become all that God called her to be.

Prayer: Father, I give You praise. You gave me a wife and Your desire is that I love her as Christ loves us. Help me to be everything she needs me to be right now. Forgive me if I’ve been preoccupied. I ask to hear Your voice so I can lead her in these times. Give me direction for the new year. Give me insight into her needs and when she needs rest. I thank You for helping me be a great husband and take great care of her. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Ephesians 5:25-33, 1 Peter 3:7, Proverbs 18:22 & 31:28-31

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I Will Trust You By Seeking You!

December 18, 2020

“When You said, “Seek My face,” My heart said to You, “Your face, LORD, I will seek.”” Psalms‬ ‭27:8‬ ‭NKJV‬‬.

“Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass” Psalm 37:5, NKJV.

There are many answers we need that are found in simply seeking the Lord. The heart behind our decision to seek Him is we trust Him. When we seek Him, we allow our faith to declare Father, I trust that You can make things right.

He wants you to take all of your focus, all of your pursuits and put it in His hands. Sit it in His hands while you sit at His feet. Give it all to Him, including your life concerns, shifts to make, situations, and seek Him. Lift your hands in worship. As you do, He will accomplish more in you, and for you in that moment, than you would have ever been able to on your own.

Prayer: Father, thank You for encouraging me to put all of my trust in You by seeking You. You are a good Father. You are speaking to me, and it is time to trust in seeking You. Reveal to me how to not lean on myself, but on You. In a moment of seeking, change me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Psalm 37:3-6 & 63:8, Matthew 11:29-30

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Nothing to say at Your feet.

December 16, 2020

“And she had a sister called Mary, who also sat at Jesus’ feet and heard His word” Luke 10:39, NKJV.

Sometimes in prayer, I just sit before the Lord. I have nothing to say verbally, yet my heart is speaking volumes. My heart has requests that are beyond what I can utter, or can articulate what I’m going through. We need His help every day, and to sit at His feet and listen for His voice, to be in His presence, is what we need.

Go before the Father in the morning and tell Him you are here. Still away on your lunch break and sit before Him. Tell Him you came to sit at His feet and hear what He has to say. Sit quietly before Him. Be still and He will remind you that He is God. His presence will show up right where you are and He will minister mightily to your life.

Don’t allow a lack of words to keep you from spending time with God. When you go before Him, when you bow before Him, when you lift your hands, when you sit at His feet, and when even as a man you cry, you are saying exactly what the Father wants to hear.

Prayer: Father, thank You that I can come before You. I sit before You right now. Even when I don’t have the words to say, hear my heart, as I hear Yours. No matter where I am, help me to be still and spend time with You. Thank You for Your faithfulness to always minister to me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Psalm 46:10, Lamentations 3:26

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As long as there’s Light, there’s hope.

December 14, 2020

“For with You is the fountain of life; in Your light we see light.” Psalm 36:9, NKJV.

“Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart, all you who hope in the Lord” Psalm 31:24, NKJV.

While I was lying in my bed at night, I opened my eyes to a room completely dark. However, as I turned and looked through the window, a flash of light was shining directly at me. It appeared very small, but I noticed it was very bright and pierced through the darkness. Just that alone encouraged me.

You may feel like you are in a completely dark moment in your life. Your situation may seem like there is no way out, and you don’t know what to do. As a man, you’re tough inside, but what you are experiencing is really challenging your faith.

But know this: if you lift your head, if you will turn your eyes, you will see Jesus, Who is your Light and your life. He is always there. He is your Savior, King, and your Hope of glory (Colossians 1:27). As we turn to the Light, we will see light. As we turn to the Way, we will see a way. He will strengthen you, and you’ll see where the wisdom and favor is. You will see a divine purpose for it all, and God is bringing something good from this.

As long as you have him with you, there is always hope. I declare light is breaking through for you now.

Prayer: Father, I see darkness all around me, yet as I turn my eyes and look upon Jesus, my Light, and my life, I am always encouraged to have hope. I see the Light of the world and the Hope of glory. Jesus, You are with me, and through You, I see the light breaking through. I thank You, and I will trust You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: John 8:12, Romans 15:13

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Run to Obtain

December 13, 2020

“Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it” 1 Corinthians 9:24, NKJV.

Since you have to run your race, run in a way that causes you to obtain everything God has for you. Know that the same God that called you to your race is the same God that has equipped you to win it. In him, you will find every ounce of grace for your race. Even as we run, He renews our strength like the eagle. Even as you run, on every side, He will defend you, no matter what the devil tries to put in your way.

When you run like this, your adversary sees a resemblance of Christ–a man full of joy, faith, and focus, pressing toward the Father’s plan. He will pursue to derail you; however, he will find he can’t keep you from growing. He can’t keep you from climbing. He can’t keep you from winning.

A lot is happening around you, but keep running. Keep your eyes on obtaining the prize of Christ.

Prayer: Father, I give You praise today. Teach me how not only to run but to run in such a way that I obtain. I desire more of Christ formed in me. Through You, I can do all the things. Through You, I can lay hold of what You have for my life. I thank You for Your grace to obtain Your promises and the eternal prize of Your high calling. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: 1 Corinthians 9:24-27, Isaiah 40:31, 2 Peter 1:5-10, Philippians 4:13

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He’s Making You Whole

December 12, 2020

“And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment: For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole” Matthew 9:20-21, KJV.

“Then saith he to the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched it forth; and it was restored whole, like as the other” Matthew 12:13, KJV.

Whole means to be healthy, made well, to restore, to deliver, and to save.

You may have had some rough times, but God says He’s making you whole. He’s making you more than just okay. Get before God’s presence, stretch forth your life, and let Him supernaturally make you whole. Let Him minister to the core of you as a man. Let Him restore you. Let Him fill what is missing. There are some areas that only He can fix. He wants to make your issue whole.

Prayer: Father, I reach out to You and worship You. I step into Your presence. No one knows my issue but make this man whole. Make my faith whole. Make my confidence and my joy whole. I want to be more than just okay, and I thank You for making me well and restored. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Psalm 16:11, Matthew 9:20-22

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I’ve Been There

December 11, 2020

“And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony…” Revelation 12:11, NKJV.

Man, I’ve been there. I’ve been where my faith has felt like it has been shipwrecked. I’ve been so afraid when people all around me thought I was so bold. I’ve lost the house that my wife loved. I’ve been evicted and had cars repossessed. I’ve been at the bottom. I’ve been in a place of confusion and unbelief about being able to do what He’s called me to do. I’ve been there when you have kids but not enough money to take care of them as you would like. I’ve been there doubting that I can be a good man. I’ve been there when I’ve felt like I couldn’t hear God’s voice at all.

I’ve been there, yet I say boldly to you my brother, I’m not there anymore. God did what seemed impossible for me, and He will do it for you. Jesus did something in me I thought couldn’t be restored, and He will do it for you. He won’t leave you there. He is actually right there with you. You may feel like how can He turn you around, but He’s going to pick you up and place you in your promised land, in your promised life.

Prayer: Father, thank You for encouraging me this morning and refreshing me with hope. If You did it for someone else, You will do it for me. Help me to continue to seek You and obey You. I will see good. I will see greater. I will see what You’ve promised me come to pass in my life. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.

Study: Psalm 37:25, 66:16; Luke 8:39, Romans 8:30

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Happy is the man that trusts Him!

December 7, 2020

“Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good; Blessed is the man who trusts in Him!” Psalm 34:8, NKJV.

In the Hebrew language, the word blessed in this scripture means “how happy!” Therefore, the man that trusts in God, not in the way that seems right, or maybe even the easy way, will continually find abundant happiness.

Good things happen to the man that trusts God. The man that trusts God has decided to hear what the Lord has to say and allows that to be how He lives, how he patterns his life, and how he handles his affairs. He obeys God and He sees, tastes and discovers that God is good, merciful, and favors him. Most of all, this man finds that, rain or shine, the Lord is all he needs. This is the reason this man is so blessed, so happy.

If there is a specific area in your life that the enemy is trying to pull you out of believing God about, make the gritty decision to trust Him at His word today with it. You will taste and see that the Lord is good.

Prayer: Father, how blessed, how happy is the man that trusts in You! There is no one like You. I leap when I think about how good You are. Help me to realize how good You are and to simply trust You, for it is a sure blueprint to all of my happiness. You are my help and I will totally rely upon You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Psalm 144:15, 146:5

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It Will Work Out

December 6, 2020

“Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?” Matthew 6:27, NKJV.

It can be easy for me to tell you, don’t worry and that it will be alright, but I’m not there. I’m not in it. Yet, I can tell you that I’ve been there. I’ve been in it. I have found that while I was worrying, it didn’t add anything to me. It didn’t benefit me. I wasted all that energy and time for nothing. While I was worrying, God was moving, and He worked it out–His way.

We all get tempted to worry, but your response to the worry is what will make the difference in your day–in your life. You can choose joy and to keep moving forward instead. You can choose to worry about it, or in the midst of it all, choose to trust Him and His way. You can decide to listen to the enemy, or you can lean in and hear the whisper of the Lord say, I’m going to work it out.

Prayer: Father, thank Your for speaking to me. You know what I need every time. I choose to pray and praise You. I decide to walk in joy today. I choose to live! Worrying is a waster and will add nothing to me, but You will always add to me what I need. I receive Your peace about it now. I give it to You. You always work it out. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Matthew 6:25-34, 1 Peter 5:7

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Call It Done!

December 5, 2020

“(As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were” Romans 4:17, KJV.

God calls those things that aren’t, as though they were. He calls it as He sees it, not how it appears. It will be as He desires in your life, not your enemy. He says who you are before your life began. He calls you rich while you have a small amount in your hands. He calls your marriage fixed while it appears to be broken. He calls you strong, when you wonder can you make it. According to His will and ability, He calls it already done.

Be like your heavenly Father. Expect and believe the battle is already won for you. Rejoice before anything happens. Say your financial needs are met before it materializes. Say you are healed, in spite of the symptoms. Your marriage is fixed, even if it appears broken. Say you are strong and excel in all things. Call the way already made. Call it done!

Confession: I am a man of faith, and I walk in joy today. I will not dwell on the problem, or on the enemy. I lift my hands up to a faithful God! will imitate my heavenly Father and call it done. I am victorious! I call my marriage healthy and working. I call my financial needs met. I call my children blessed. I thank my heavenly Father now for all He has promised me. I expect and believe the battle is already won for me. I praise my God, and I call it done. Hallelujah!

Study: Hebrews 11:1, Ephesians 5:1, Jeremiah 1:5

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Tell Him “It is Written!”

December 4, 2020

“Now when the tempter came to Him, he said, ‘If You are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread.’ But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God’” Matthew 4:3-4, NKJV.

Jesus didn’t debate. He didn’t argue about the issue. He didn’t allow the devil to lead him into despair. In response to the devil’s temptations and schemes, in response to what the devil said about who He was and what God can do, He just simply said, “It is written”.

When it comes to everything in your life, declare it is written! Don’t fight with your own words, fight with God’s. Let God’s Word stand alone and win for you. Let it stand alone and show you how powerful it is. It is sharper than any two-edged sword. It drives away your enemies. His word is able to shut the mouth of condemnation when it speaks. It doesn’t buckle in the storm. It doesn’t waver and always comes through to bless you. It will tell you to hold on. His word will establish rest in your soul. God’s Word still has the same power now from the time that He spoke it. God doesn’t change and His Word doesn’t either. It is written.

Whether five minutes or longer, start somewhere and make the greatest commitment in your life to consistently spend time putting into your heart the word of God every day. Jesus couldn’t win without knowing what was written–nor can you.

Prayer: Father, I truly thank You for Your Word. You left us what is written so I can know You and build my faith. You left it so that I can use it to win my fight. Develop in me the habit, like Jesus, of saying what is written. Make it like a reflex in me! I commit to starting somewhere and putting Your Word daily in my heart and change my life. Thank You, Lord! I am victorious with Your Word. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Matthew 4:5-11, Romans 10:17, Hebrews 4:12

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You’re already out the boat, keep walking on water.

December 3, 2020

“And Peter answered Him and said, “Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water.” So He said, “Come.” And when Peter had come down out of the boat, he walked on the water to go to Jesus” Matthew 14:28-29, NKJV.

We usually focus on Peter sinking, yet he did what no other man, besides Jesus, had ever done. He got out of the boat and walked on water–so have you. You are walking on water right now and things are challenging your faith to go back to being comfortable. Things are challenging your faith to not remain diligent. However, you are so close to Jesus’ hands. You are so close to fulfilling the purpose of God for your life.

Keep your eyes focused on Jesus and you will press beyond fear. Keep your eyes focused on Jesus and you will make it past the raging wind and sea in these times. Realize you’re already out of the boat. You’re already doing more and come farther than you realized you ever could. You have already changed more than you ever have. The impossible in your life is being done already. Keep walking by faith. Keep walking on the water and lay hold of what God has for you!

Prayer: Thank You Jesus for being a rock for me. I am already out of the boat, so I will keep walking on water. You will help me continue to do the impossible. You are taking me farther than I’ve ever gone. Through You, I can do this. Help me to stay focused on You and become all that You have called me to be! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Matthew 14:25-33, 2 Corinthians 5:7, Philippians 4:13, Hebrews 11:6

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God, help me change my priorities.

December 2, 2020

“For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also” Luke 12:34, ESV.

If we’re honest, we make time for what we deem important. Most of the time the thing that we say we don’t have time for, is the indicator of the very thing we need to make a priority. The things that we say we’re too busy for, are the very things that God is waiting to use to richly bless our lives with.

Each day the Holy Spirit reminds you. The Father is always patient with us. Yet, the truth is there are some places God wants to take us in life, even in the coming new year, that we will not arrive at as men without changing our priorities.

Whether it’s spiritual like your prayer life, or something practical like investing time into your health, change your priorities and watch God change your life.

Prayer: Father, I praise you and thank You for speaking to me today. Help me to change my priorities. There are some things in my life that are very important to You. Change my desires and my heart. It’s time to shift my priorities to Your will, and I receive Your grace to do it. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Luke 12:34

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He’s removing the old, establishing the new.

December 1, 2020

“Behold, I will do a new thing, now it shall spring forth; shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert” Isaiah 43:19, NKJV.

One of the toughest parts of renovating a house is uprooting all the old things inside. From old cabinets, old tile, unwanted walls, windows, appliances, tubs, and more, it all must be removed and/or demolished. Yet, if we allow that house to go through the process, it will be made into something beyond what you can recognize, better than what you can imagine.

Your renovator is God, and He is removing the old and establishing the new.

He is removing your old mindset, old perspectives, and the old ways of doing things. He is uprooting the old pursuits, the ones that have not caused you to arrive at His plans for your life, into new pursuits that will. He’s giving you a new mind about your purpose and what indeed will fulfill you. You’re leaving the old places in your life. He is doing a new thing in your life, and He wants you to know and flow with it.

Your new has come. It is here. Don’t run from what is happening in your life. In these times, the believer that holds on to the old will remain barren and unfruitful with the old. The believer that lets God lead them into the new thing He’s doing will see great blessing and reward, you will see your dreams come to pass.

Prayer: Father, it may not feel comfortable, but I see now what You are doing. You are renovating me. Continue to remove the old and establish the new in my life. I don’t want the old any more. Help me to respond and do the new things You are showing me. Hallelujah! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Proverbs 3:5-6, Mark 2:21-22

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He is greatly to be praised!

November 29, 2020

“From the rising of the sun to its going down the Lord’s name is to be praised. The Lord is high above all nations, His glory above the heavens” Psalm 113:3-4, NKJV.

As I looked outside my window this morning, I saw a clear, blue sky. The brightness of the sun was perfect as it was rising. I watched fresh breezes come by and blow on the trees. Even as a man, I hear the sound of birds chirping, as if they were happy to be alive.

I was too.

It’s the simple things that we find God in. It’s in the simple things that, when we stop and recognize them, we are reminded that He is Lord. Things are happening all around us, but look outside. You will see the Lord hasn’t changed and He’s still good. He’s still taking care of the sparrow, and He will take care of you. He took you past the last challenge, and He will get you past this one. His goodness, beauty of life and what He has in store for you hasn’t changed. He reigns, and you have the victory.

He is greatly to be praised!

Prayer: Father, thank You for speaking to me. From the going down of the sun, to the rising of the same, You are to be praised! You are Creator, Alpha and Omega. All that I see, including me, speaks of Your glory. Jesus is Lord. You haven’t changed and Your plans haven’t changed for me. You are greatly to be praised! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Psalm 148:1-14, Jeremiah 29:11, Malachi 3:6

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Getting rid of the clutter in your life.

November 28, 2020

“Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is” Ephesians 5:17, KJV.

Just as it is healthy to remove clutter in your home, it is healthy to remove the clutter in your life. You come to the understanding that some things are not in the will of God for you. Pursuing some things or someone may be a good idea, but not a God idea, which will result in us wasting our time, resources, energy, and focus. Before long, we find that our lives become overcrowded with the clutter, and we have been pulled away from the real opportunity, the real pursuit, the real plan from God.

Be wise and evaluate where you are and where you need to be going. Take the time to pray, and even fast, to understand what the will of the Lord is for you. In these times, clutter will cause you to become confused, stagnant, unfulfilled, and unhappy. Sometimes the guidance, focus and rest we seek can become very clear by simply getting rid of the clutter. Clear off the table of your life and let only the peace of God’s will remain.

Prayer: Father, I praise You. Reveal and help me to remove any clutter in my life. Every good idea or opportunity isn’t Your will for me. Show me what You have You told me to do, and not to do. What have You said now is not the time? Help me clear the table of my life, and let the peace and joy of Your perfect will remain. I make this my single pursuit and I thank You in advance for victory in this season and the coming new year! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Proverbs 3:5-6 & 8:35

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He’s Preparing You

November 27, 2020

“To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven. He has made everything beautiful in its’ time…” Ecclesiastes 3:1 & 11, NKJV.

No preparation time is ever lost time. If a baby is born prematurely it could die, or be born, but not be able to optimally live. Yet, the Lord has set a time for the baby to be in the womb and then the birthing comes.

You may say you’ve been preparing for a while, but don’t rush. Let Him operate according to His timing and calling. God will always make sure that you are ready and can handle what He has destined for you. David was tending sheep when he was called to be king. He also killed the lion and the bear, before he slayed Goliath. There’s something you are tending to that God is using to prepare you. There are some battles and some tests that are preparing you for another ahead.

Jesus was prepared for 18 years until he stepped into full-time ministry. If Jesus had a time of preparation, so will you, and just as this verse of scripture says, it will be beautiful in its’ time.

Prayer: Father, thank You for speaking to me today. You have comforted me and given me peace. Keep preparing me according to Your season and time. Never mind when I want it. Keep my motives right Father. Help me allow the Holy Spirit to keep shaping me. No preparation time is lost time. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: 1 Samuel 17:33-37, Matthew 3:17 & 4:17, Proverbs 19:21

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Bless the Lord because He blesses you.

November 26, 2020

“Bless the Lord, O my soul; and all that is within me, bless His holy name! Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits” Psalm 103:1-2, NKJV.

After we read the blessings of God toward us in this psalm, we can only be full of thanksgiving. There is no other response, but to bless, or praise, Him in return. The Lord fills every place and speaks to every part of your life, declaring that He continually spiritually and physically each day blesses you.

We bless the Lord because He blessed us. Praise the Lord because He keeps blessing you. No matter what you have or don’t have, who you couldn’t travel to see, or who isn’t here anymore, let the psalm of His word bring an overflow of joy. Receive peace and strong gratitude as you decide to trust in His love and sovereignty. That’s what His word is meant to do.

With all that is in you, bless the Lord. Bless His holy name!

Prayer: Father, I bless You. After I read the Psalm of Your word, there’s no room for complaining or anything else. I am grateful to see another Thanksgiving. I bless Your great name! I thank You for being so good to me. Even in a pandemic, You have taken care of me. May I speak Your manifold blessings over my life daily, and I’m thankful to know You are for me. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Psalm 103

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When you see what really matters.

November 24, 2020

“And may the Lord make you increase and abound in love for one another and for all, as we do for you” 1 Thessalonians 3:12, ESV.

This past weekend, I was able to see some old friends that are like family that I haven’t seen in a while. I often say about the friendships that I’ve had since college that if I put them next to what they would look like in heaven, there would be no difference. That’s how much of a blessing these people are to me. We laughed and talked, and it is such a blessing to see people that we love.

In this holiday season, you will realize just how much you love and appreciate the people God has put into your life. Count it a blessing to have the family and friends that you have in this hour. Treasure and appreciate it deeply. If you have any issues or divisions with those you care about, let God’s healing be. Let love be. Amid everything happening around us, you notice in times like these what really matters.

Prayer: Father, thank You for speaking to me. What a precious time this is, and I appreciate it even now more than I ever have. I am overjoyed to have family and friends to love. Help me always to count my blessings. With everyone I know, help me to let love be. This is what really matters. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: John 13:34-35, Ephesians 4:32, 1 Peter 4:8, 1 John 4:7-8

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The Power of His Blood

November 23, 2020

“That at that time you were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ” Ephesians 2:12-13, NKJV.

I remember we had a blood drive at work, and I gave a unit of blood. As I sat in the chair, as I was pricked with the needle and inserted into my vein, I realized my blood was being given to literally help someone live. As I watched the blood flow from me, I was soberly touched because this is what Jesus did for me.

This is what Jesus did for you.

He hung on a cross and shed not just a unit of blood, but every ounce he had for our atonement and redemption. Sin made us far, but the blood of Jesus has brought us near. We once were separated from God, but now we’ve been brought near having forgiveness, a better covenant, better promises, and hope.

The life of the body is in the blood (Leviticus 17:11). The blood has done everything you needed it to do for you. Whatever was behind you in your life, no matter what it is, the blood has settled it. You are free and nothing hold can you down. You can literally live now. Live by faith in the power of the blood.

Prayer: Father, I give You the highest praise, hallelujah! Thank you, Jesus, for the power of Your blood. Help me to put all my faith in its’ power. All Your promises are yes and amen, and my hope is in Christ. Nothing can hold me down today. I can live. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Ephesians 1:5-7, Hebrews 9:7-14, Romans 3:25, John 10:10, 2 Corinthians 1:20

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Keep Following Jesus

November 22, 2020

“But when the multitudes knew it, they followed Him; and He received them and spoke to them about the kingdom of God, and healed those who had need of healing” Luke 9:11, NKJV.

The people at this moment decided to follow Jesus and He didn’t turn them away. He didn’t turn their need away. He received them. Jesus took care of all their needs. The Lord took care of the whole man. He ministered to them spiritually, healed them and miraculously feed them.

There will always be the blessing of being received by Him, when you follow Him.

There will never be a moment when you decide to follow Him, that He won’t receive you. There will be no mention of what you have or haven’t done. He won’t reject you and your need, but welcome you and your need. He won’t turn you or your need away.

Keep choosing to follow Him. He’s going to welcome you, the whole man, and take care of you.

Prayer: Father, thank You for all You’ve done. Thank You Jesus that as I follow You and come to You that You will receive me. You welcome me to come and receive of You. I am never condemned or rejected. As I follow You in these times, help me to trust that You will continue to take care of all of me. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Luke 9:10-17, Psalm 37:25, John 10:10, Philippians 4:19, 3 John 1:2

Devotionals

He is Faithful

November 21, 2020

“He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it” 1 Thessalonians 5:24, NKJV.

The word “faithful” appears 28 times in the Old Testament and 50 times in the New Testament. We are living in a time when we are seeing God’s faithfulness like never before. He is faithful to His promises, His Word, and faithful to keep His covenant with us. If He is faithful, everything about Him is faithful also.

You will never need Him, and He not be there. He is a very present help in time of need. You will never need provision and He not provide. He supplies all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. You will never be in trouble and He not make a way. Even when you haven’t been faithful, He will always be faithful to you. You will never lose something and He not cause you to experience it again. He is faithful to restore you.

Maybe you use to be strong in God and you’re wondering can you get that fire again. You have seen what God can do in your life and you are wondering if He will move again? Yes, God can, and yes, God will. Faithful is He that has called you, He also will do it. He will show Himself to be faithful to shaping you into the man He has called you to be–into the image of Christ Jesus. You may not know how, but what He has promised my brother, He will do because He’s faithful.

Prayer: Father God, thank You for Your faithfulness toward me! I rejoice over Your promises toward us. I set my heart and mind on Your faithfulness. Thank You for not giving up on me. Thank You for Your will for me, and making everything in my life better than I could ever imagine. I’m staying on the Potter’s wheel. You will get me there. You are faithful. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Study: Deuteronomy 7:9, 1 Corinthians 1:9

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Make It Count

November 20, 2020

“So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom” Psalm 90:12, KJV.

If you were given a year to spend one million dollars, how would you use it? But if you were only given one day to spend that same million dollars, you would use it an entirely different way. The basis for your wisdom would be you only have one day.

This is the reality God wants to give us regarding life. You only have one. It is but a vapor, a few seconds. It is here one day and gone the next. Before you realize it, this life is going to be over, and you will ask yourself what did you do regarding your walk with Jesus and with all of the things God put in your heart, with all He had for you in this life.

God has given you His Son and has put so much inside of you. So many faith adventures. So many thoughts and plans He has for you. Do what He put in your heart. Love while you can, and live life now. Number your days and make it count.

Prayer: Father, thank You for Your Word. As I step back and look at my life, You have given me much Lord and I thank You. Teach me to number my days and to apply my heart to wisdom. I will not waste my life. With all You have put in me, help me to make it count and run for you Jesus. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen!

Study: Psalm 39:4, Ecclesiastes 3:2, James 4:14, Hebrews 12:1-2

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The Best Man I Can Be

November 18, 2020

“So you, my son, be strong [constantly strengthened] and empowered in the grace that is [to be found only] in Christ Jesus” 2 Timothy 2:1, Amplified.

Pray this prayer with me today: Good morning Father, You are good and Your mercy endures forever! I give You praise for Who You are and there is none like You. Thank You Jesus for saving me and it is only by Your grace, Your empowerment, that enables me to live for You. Help me to be strong in Your grace to be the best man that I can be. Help me to be the best husband I’ve ever been. Help me be the best father I’ve ever been. Encourage me to be the best employee and the best boss that I’ve ever been. I pray in this season Your best comes out of me! Fill this day with the best of times for my life. I ask You to use me to impact someone’s life in a mighty way today. I am a light for You! I ask for Your wisdom and the best victories today. Help me to run and leave nothing behind. I declare I am a great man. Hallelujah! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Proverbs 12:14 & 28:20; Colossians 3:19-23, 1 John 4:4

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Be confident that God isn’t done with you.

November 17, 2020

“Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ” Philippians 1:6, NKJV.

You can be confident that God isn’t done with you. God’s response is you are My son, and I will perform the work that I have begun in you. He is faithful that called you. God never sleeps nor slumbers. Night and day, the Lord your God is doing a good work in you.

You can be confident and fully persuaded of that. Whether you feel like He’s close or you feel like your last sin, don’t let go of your confidence toward Him. Keep coming to God. Hold your head up in confidence and with joy as a son to his father — He’s not done with you!

Prayer: Father, thank You for Your love and faithfulness. Thank You that I can always be confident of the good work You have begun in me. You will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ. I am before you and I gladly say keep working on me. I praise You now. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Psalm 121:4; 1 Thessalonians 5:24, Hebrews 10:35

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Abide in Him

November 15, 2020

“I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing” John 15:5, NKJV.

When a baby is born, they immediately cry for their mother. The newborn desires to stay connected, just as in the womb, knowing where their food and protection comes from.

We may be grown men, but we have a similar dependency. We have to abide (dwell, reside, hang out, remain, be settled) in Jesus. He will help you live strong. He is the True Vine and we are the branches, and apart from Christ, we can do nothing.

It is humbling when we realize we can produce no good fruit—love, joy, patience, self-control, goodness, faithfulness, longsuffering, kindness, and gentleness on our own. You will find these are not times to pursue to be strong in yourself because your strength will run out. Yet, when you live connected to Him, when things happen, you won’t be shaken because His grace is sufficient, and Jesus is enough.

Pray in the morning, yet continue to pray. Praise God in the morning, yet continue to praise Him. Abide in His word in the morning, and stay there. These are the small keys that will help you abide in Him.

Prayer: Father, thank You, Jesus, that You are all I need. I ask for the grace and focus to abide in You and Your word today. Not just in the morning, but may abiding become the way that I live. In the midst of everything happening around me, let Your fruit overflow. Because I dwell in You, I will not be shaken. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: John 15:1-10, 2 Corinthians 12:9, Galatians 5:22-23

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On Your Journey, But Not Alone

November 14, 2020

“Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God” I Corinthians‬ ‭2:12‬, ‭NKJV‬‬.

“The Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you” John 14:17, NKJV.

We all are on our own life journey, and who would have known the things we would go through. Yet, Jesus left us the mighty Spirit of God. You have the very Spirit of God living on the inside of you. Let the reality of God’s Spirit with you, and in you, be made more real than ever. Let the reality of God’s Spirit cause you to draw closer to Him. Your life journey was never meant to walk alone.

May He have His way of directing you and revealing what God has freely given you–in this life and the hope of what is to come. May He lead you into God’s presence to refresh you and give you a second wind. The Holy Spirit will help you be victorious on your life journey.

Prayer: Father, I thank You for Your mighty Spirit. He helps me walk in victory in my life journey. Holy Spirit, I receive grace right now to continue on. I receive peace, strength, and direction. Make known to me what the Father has freely given me. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Scripture: John 14:15-18, 1 Corinthians 2:10-12

Devotionals

God IS Love

November 13, 2020

“He who does not love does not know God, for God is love” 1 John 4:8, NKJV.

“For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision avails anything, but faith working through love.” Galatians 5:6, NKJV.

Faith works by knowing the mighty love God has for you.

You are God’s son and the first thing God wants you to receive is that He loves you, and there’s nothing He won’t do for you. He IS love. He is not evil. He sent Jesus, not to show His strength or to get glory, but because He loves you. He sent one son to save another. It doesn’t matter how many times we’ve messed up, it doesn’t matter how broken we may feel, it doesn’t matter what we’re going through, His love is the same as when Jesus died for us.

Through this revelation of His great love for you, you can put your faith in Him, even in these times. You can say I see the peril in the earth all around me, but God is love, and He directs that love toward us. We can trust Him at all times. You can stand and believe He will move for me according to His Word because He loves me. We can say with faith He’s already worked it out on our behalf because He loves us.

Prayer: Father, there is nothing you won’t do for me your son. Nothing. Whether I feel it or not, you love me. Help me to receive the revelation to core of me that You love me, and even share it with others. Let it be applied in all I do and cause it the spark a revolution in my life to where I exercise my faith more in You! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: John 3:16, Matthew 18:19, 21:22

Devotionals

Have you truly prayed about it?

November 12, 2020

“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus” Philippians 4:6-7, NKJV.

Sometimes, I find myself pacing back and forth in my mind about something I already prayed to God about.

At least I thought I did.

If we are worrying, have an unrest about something, or just simply thinking about something too much, we have to ask ourselves have we really prayed about it to God? Have we just thought about praying, but not prayed? Have we only did a drive-by prayer on our way to work, or church, or is it something we really took it before the Father? Have we took it before Abba-our Papa? Have we put aside other things to inquire of God about, and said I’m going to on purpose take time to specifically pray about this. Take time to give to God and truly pray regarding that one thing.

We should stand in prayer free, transparent and humble before Him. He will stand before you also, revealing His will for your life, with the answers, the reassurance, the direction, the peace that you need that will keep your heart and mind by Christ Jesus.

Lastly, when you truly pray about it, always thank Him. You will find you can’t thank God and worry at the same time. Give time to thanking God for Who He is, what He has done and you are reminded of what He can do! Again, go ahead and thank Him, considering that He’s good and call it already done!

Prayer: Father, Papa, You are good and I thank You for always hearing me when I pray. I thank You for all You have done and You always come through for me. I take the time to pause and truly humbly pray about this situation or this person in my life. Here I am and I listen to You now. I already call it done! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: James 1:5

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He will be right on time!

November 11, 2020

“For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil” 1 Peter 3:12, KJV.

“Bless the Lord, ye his angels, that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word” Psalm 103:20, KJV.

When you don’t see anything happening, it can be challenging to remain confident and encouraged that God will come through when you need Him to. This is especially when you are in a tough situation right now.

But know this: God’s eyes are on you, God’s ears are toward you and He will be right on time.

God sees you, He has heard you and He is moving on your behalf. God is moving like an underground workman, handling all the intricate details of your prayers, of your life, that you can’t see. His angels move at His word on your behalf, in your marriage, on the provision, the opportunities, the favor, and the open doors that we can’t see. He not only sees our immediate need, but the things we don’t even realize we need also. He is bringing about His perfect will for you.

Your God never sleeps nor slumbers, and He never fails to perform His word. Praise Him now with confidence because God is always in control, and He will be right on time.

Prayer: Thank You Father for encouraging me. I am having to trust You more and more. It brings me joy knowing that You see me, that You hear me and that you are always on time. You won’t be late. Give me great peace today. I ask for patience as I wait on You. I will praise You now. Hallelujah! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Proverbs 3:26

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More of Him

November 8, 2020

“Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ ” Philippians 3:8, NKJV.

I don’t need of more of me in my life. I have seen what more of me can do. It comes to a point in your life as a man, that you realize what you need. It’s more of Him.

Desire more of His will and His word. Desire more of His love and His Spirit to navigate you. He has great things in store for you. There’s wisdom that only He can provide you. There’s valleys that only Jesus can carry you across. There are fears that only He can get you beyond. There are walls that only through Him you can breakthrough. 

If you are going to have more of anything, pursue more of Him. 

Prayer: Father, thank You that You say I can ask and I will receive. I want more of You in my life. You are ultimately Who can shape me. Help me to spend time in Your word like I never have before. I want more of Your will, more of Your plan, more of Your results and more of Your change in me. Help me let go of it all and desire more of You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Psalm 36:9, 62:7-8; John 3:30

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Don’t let the word stand alone. Stand with it.

November 7, 2020

“The grass withers, the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever” Isaiah 40:8, NKJV.

The word of God doesn’t have seasons. It doesn’t change. It doesn’t work one moment and then fails the next under pressure. It does not wether or falters. No matter the conditions or storm, His word remains the same and stands forever.

Look around you. When the dust settles, the word will still be standing.

Your life or situation may appear one way, and feelings may come, and they may go. But since the word of God will stand even amid everything going on around you, make a decision today to stand with it. Your peace, your power, and your breakthrough to move forward are found in your standing with His word. Even with having done all you know to do, you stand.

Every word the Father has written, and what He has spoken about every part of your life, will come pass!

Prayer: Father, I praise and glorify You! Your word will not change. It will stand! Help me spend time in Your word, hide it in my heart, and stand with it. On purpose, I speak Your word over my life. It’s not going anywhere, and as I stand with it, I won’t either! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Isaiah 55:11, Matthew 24:35, Ephesians 6:13-18

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Your Steps Are Ordered

November 6, 2020

“The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, and He delights in his way” Psalm 37:23, NKJV.

When I was young in knowing God, I use to think that life was going to be smooth and everything was going to fall into my lap. Success was going to be easy. Little did I know the trials and obstacles I would face. Little did I know the failures I would end up having, and the opportunities I would find myself missing.

Yet through it all, I have found something amazing about what God does for a good man: He orders his steps. He always brings triumph from our trials. When we don’t see a blessing coming, it comes and affirms He is with us. When one door closes, another will open for you! You will always run into something good, as if God had been at work the entire time. It’s because He was.

You will come to realize that not some, but all of your steps are ordered by the Lord. Regardless of what you experience or see, do not let go, do not sway, do not be discouraged from being a good man. Remain a good man that does good things because God is ordering your steps.

Prayer: Father, I praise You for Your word. Everything’s going to work out. Help me to continue with faith, being a good man that does good things. I will see victory come to pass. Deeply plant Your ways in me and give me a hearing ear in these times. You delight in my way and the steps of a good man are ordered by You! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Psalm 119:133, Romans 8:2-8-31

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He’ll Find You

November 5, 2020

“What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he loses one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness, and go after the one which is lost until he finds it? And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing” Luke 15:4-5, NKJV.

Sometimes, in life, we can lose our way. I don’t know if you’re somewhere in your life that you never planned to be. You may be in a place where you have more questions than answers. You could have done something, and you feel like the worst person on the planet. You want to get back to where you’re living again. You’re strong in Him again. No matter where I’ve been in my life, I have found Him to meet me there, even at the most unexpected times.

No matter where you are, He’ll find you.

He is the God that will leave the ninety-nine to find the one. That is for the sheep that are lost. How much more for those that know Him and walk with Him? He will find you and pull you up, and get you to a place of green pastures.

Prayer: Father, thank You. I needed that. Sometimes, things can feel crazy in life. Yet, I praise You in knowing that You always find me. Jesus, You know what it’s like to live this life, and You know how to help me through it. I receive Your joy and a hope that is refreshing me right now. You are picking me up right now. I’m Your sheep, and You will meet me and lead me to a place of green pastures in my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Psalm 23 & 37:24-25, Isaiah 44:2

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Be Filled With Him

November 4, 2020

“And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord” Ephesians‬ ‭5:18-19, NKJV‬‬.

After we have received the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, God tells us to let Him continually fill us. The Greek translates be filled as in “be being continually filled by the Spirit”.

Being filled with the Holy Spirit is like a
cell phone. You have a cell phone, but you must daily fill it with power so that you can use it wherever you go. Without that charge, you will have a phone with all the calling ability and apps access that you need, but you won’t be able to use it. The Holy Spirit gives us power. The Holy Spirit empowers us to love and live victorious where ever we go. The fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23) will help you reign over whatever you find yourself facing.

I challenge you to be filled with the Spirit today. Spend time before God and He will stir you up and charge you up. You have everything you need in the Holy Ghost to live strong and live led by Him, guided by Him. By the Holy Spirit, live victorious today!

Prayer: Father, You are good and have been good to me. Help me to spend quality time with You to begin my day and allow Your Spirit to continually fill me. Charge me up! Even if I have to step outside of my comfort zone, I’m going to sing and declare Your word over my life today. By Your Spirit, today will be a victorious day. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Ephesians 5:18-19, Luke 4:11

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He will guide and satisfy you.

November 3, 2020

“The LORD will guide you continually, And satisfy your soul in drought, And strengthen your bones; You shall be like a watered garden, And like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail” Isaiah 58:11, NKJV.

“He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water” John 7:38, NKJV.

Your Father has streams of insight and revelation flowing. Streams of wisdom are flowing throughout the body of Christ. There are streams of wealth and direction flowing. Jesus is the well that never runs dry, and the Holy Spirit is with you. You will not go hungry because you are locating the streams from God flowing in your life. They are there, so you do not and will not go without, no matter what is going on in the world around you. As for you as His son, regardless of the feelings that come and go, He will take care of you. It will get brighter for you. His power will show up for you. Jesus will guide and satisfy you.

Prayer: Father, thank You for satisfying and guiding Your people right now. I set myself to locate and be taken care of by the flowing streams in my life. Help me to perceive what You are doing and jump in. Jesus is my well of waters so I can live, and You never run dry. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Psalm 23 & 78:16


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When Seasons Change

November 2, 2020

“To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven” Ecclesiastes 3:1, NKJV.

As I looked outside our window this morning, I noticed how the tree leaves aren’t green anymore. They have gone from being bright, lush greens into rustic oranges, yellows, and browns. A new season had come. Eventually, those leaves will fall off, and new leaves will come again. It reminded me of the truth that seasons change.

Seasons do change. People close to us sometimes leave the earth, and we cry. Sometimes, one thing ends so that something new, a new purpose of God, can begin. God will move us from one season to another during our lives. Your leaves may change, but your God remains the same. You may be looking forward to a new season, but never forget to enjoy the one you’re in because just as there is beauty in the summer, there is beauty in the wintertime. God moves, and You will see His mighty hand in both. Although sometimes it can get hard, God will always bless your seasons.

No matter the season, the Lord is in it with you, and you will have the expected end that He promised you.

Prayer: Father, I appreciate Your love and grace. Seasons do change, and there is a time for everything. Help me to see and recognize the awesome seasons in my life and to trust You are with me in them. As You move in my seasons, may I move with You. Thank You for blessing me with victory in every season. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Ecclesiastes 3:1-8, Jeremiah 29:11, 2 Corinthians 2:14

Devotionals

A wise and courageous response to emergency.

November 1, 2020

“Do this, knowing that this is a critical time. It is already the hour for you to awaken from your sleep [of spiritual complacency]; for our salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed [in Christ]” Romans 13:11, Amplified.

An emergency means a serious, unexpected, and often dangerous situation requiring immediate action.

It is one thing to know you have an emergency. Is another thing to have an emergency, but not realize that you are in it. What can be the difference maker is the timing that you realize it. What will be the difference maker is how quickly you respond. Your wise and courageous response in an emergency could be all the difference.

We are in an emergency moment. Your response to God to take your relationship higher and deeper in Him is important. The instructions He’s giving you about your assignment are important, especially regarding your attention to the people you love in your life. The Lord wants us to recognize this crucial time for what it really is, and do not delay in maximizing it. Your response is going to literally save lives.

Prayer: Father, I praise You! We are truly in the midst of an emergency moment. There is a crisis happening all around me. Jesus, I recognize it. We are calling on You. Help me to respond to You. Help me to not delay. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Romans 13:10-12, 1 Peter 5:8

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The best way to handle going through something.

October 30, 2020

“But at midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them. Suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened and everyone’s chains were loosed” Acts 16:25-26, NKJV.

“Because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge, even the Most High, your dwelling place” Psalm 91:9, NKJV.

The most powerful thing you can do when going through any situation is to abide in God. Exercise your faith and make Him your dwelling place. Pray and praise. Be still and take up resident in the Lord. Think on His word and exalt Him alone. He is your refuge, fortress, and shield. He is your Strength.

If you keep your mind on Him and not the problem, that is where you will find life and peace. Your situation is real; however, your God is real too. The One Who delivers and fights your battles is with you. The God of the breakthrough is with you. Your Provider is with you. No matter what it may be or how complex it is, your situation is no match for your Waymaker. He has already handled your situation. Dwell in Him today.

Prayer: Father, the answer to getting through my situation is You. By faith, I give it to You in prayer now. I make You my dwelling place now. I decide to want You the most, not my circumstance. Give me the diligence to continually think on Your Word. By faith, I say it’s already done. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Psalm 112:7, John 15:4, Acts 16:20-34, 17:28

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Your Peace, Your Success

October 29, 2020

“This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success” Joshua 1:8, NKJV.

I don’t know one man that doesn’t want peace and success.

God told Joshua to meditate in His word day and night. Observe to walk in it, and the result will be peace (one Hebrew meaning for prosperity) and good success. His word is life to you. When you apply it, it will make your way prosperous. When you address issues the way He says is the best way to resolve them, your way will be made prosperous.

God is love, He is all-wise, a Rewarder, and there is no spot in Him. If He said anything to you in His word, it will not fail based on His character alone. So think on His word and hide it in your heart. Let the Bible be your structure, your go-to manual, your problem-solver, your mind-keeper, your key to having a blessed life. It will without fail reward you and those around you with life, peace and good success.

Confession: I will esteem God’s word. It is life and health for me. It is strength for me. It is the resolution for any issue or circumstance I face. It is the key to every reward and blessing in my life. With God’s help, I can hide it in my heart and it reflect in my life. I thank God for peace and good success because I meditate and observe to do God’s Word. Thank You Lord!

Study: Psalm 1, 119:105, John 6:63

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He’s about to increase you!

October 26, 2020

“May the Lord give you increase more and more, You and your children. May you be blessed by the Lord, Who made heaven and earth” Psalms‬ ‭115:14-15‬ ‭NKJV‬‬.

I had a dream I was sitting down at a table with basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal. He pulled out an open envelope, and inside of it was money. I began flipping through it, and there were many $100 bills. Then, once I got through looking at that one, he passes me another folded opened envelope, and it had letters in it, but in between the letters was more money. One was a wad of $100 bills. Then, he said, oh, I forgot one, and passed me another envelope with many high dollar gift cards as well. I left the table, took one of the envelopes, and sat it by the door of my uncle’s house. I was so full of joy. I was so thankful in the dream, and I wake up praising God!

I believe God is about to do something financially for His people, and there will be waves of it. We will be blessed financially, and then we will be a blessing. Prepare your heart and your life to receive it. God knows you have need of it for the kingdom, as well as for your household.

Prayer: Father, I give You praise. You are faithful to not only meet my need, and You are faithful to do beyond what I can ask or think in the financial area of my life. I receive it, and help me to prepare my life for it. As you bless me, I will be a blessing. Thank You, Lord! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Proverbs 13:22, 2 Kings 4:1-7, Luke 6:38, Ephesians 3:20, 2 Corinthians 9:10

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Faith isn’t pretty sometimes.

October 25, 2020

“And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, ‘Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?’ that is, ‘My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?'” Matthew 27:46, NKJV.

“And go quickly and tell His disciples that He is risen from the dead, and indeed He is going before you into Galilee; there you will see Him…” Matthew 28:7, NKJV.

I wonder how the people felt looking at their beat-up King on the cross. He didn’t look like the same powerful Man they walked with. He didn’t do anything while marred on the cross. I’m sure they wondered what do we do now because it looks like it’s over. Even Jesus Himself felt forsaken by the Father. It all just didn’t appear to be a victorious time at that moment.

It can be the same for us in our own lives, and sometimes, faith isn’t pretty. You were believing God for something, but He didn’t do what you thought. You prayed and asked God to keep that job, but they still let you go. You asked God to restore that relationship, but you both ended up parting ways. It can become hard to believe in times like these.

But remember this. Jesus died and it was a rough time…but He rose. He said He would allow something to die in your life, and it may be a rough time, but He will bring you through it and bless your life even greater. It can feel like the Lord has no plan for you, but He had a plan all along, and what appeared to be your end will become your victory. This is the hope that we lift up high in Christ. Keep your faith in Him.

Prayer: Father, You know what my faith needs. It’s been rough, but You are faithful. It hasn’t been pretty, but I’m still here. Help me to continue to walk by faith, even when I don’t understand. I know You are good, and I choose to trust You. I choose to keep living for You. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Luke 22:31-32 & 23:39-43, Romans 8:28, 1 John 5:4

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Redeem the time.

October 24, 2020

“See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil” Ephesians 5:15, NKJV.
Redeem means in the Greek to buy back, ransom, to rescue from loss; improve opportunity. As you realize the times we’re in, let your perspective turn toward living a life poured out.

Allow the goodness of God and Christ to be experienced through you. From helping someone, to launching what’s in your heart, whatever you can do to impact this world while you yet have the opportunity to do so. People are hurting, hungry for love, and in desperate need for the answer Jesus Christ. Be a redeemer of the times, and win others back to Him.

Prayer: Father, I praise You. Thank You for this understanding today. Help me to redeem the time. Help me to remain focused on what truly matters right now. The days are evil and people need Christ. Use me and shine through me today. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Psalm 139:4, Matthew 5:16, Colossians 4:5

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Giant faith on the inside!

October 22, 2020

“Then David said to the Philistine, You come to me with a sword, with a spear, and with a javelin. But I come to you in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. This day the Lord will deliver you into my hand…” 1 Samuel
17:45-46, NKJV.

David was small in stature on the outside, but he had faith bigger than Goliath on the inside. The Lord was bigger than any giant he faced. That’s how he saw his God, which was the source of what he believed he could do with the Lord on His side.

No matter the giant you are facing, even an inward battle, it doesn’t bear in comparison to the size of your God. The Lord towers over your adversary as the sun towers over the earth. He is all-powerful and has all authority. He reigns, and He is more than able to bring victory in your life.

Don’t back down from what God has called you do, called you to overcome or be free in. Fight for the will of God. Fight for what is in your heart to accomplish. The real giant–Jesus Christ–lives inside of you, and through Him, there’s nothing you can’t do!

Prayer: Father, You are great and there is none like You! I will not back down in my faith. I stand knowing You are on my side. Through You, I will defeat this giant in the name of Jesus! It is no match for You. I will fight with giant faith. I believe in the Christ in me to overcome! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study : 1 Samuel 17:32-51, Philippians 4:13, Romans 8:31

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It’s Working for Your Good

October 21, 2020

“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose” Romans 8:28, KJV.

It may not appear like it, but everything you have been through will come together for a bigger and glorious picture. From every single experience, every mistake, every trial, every hurdle, every test that you’ve faced, God will make sure you experience every single promise of blessing because you love Him and you are called by Him.
Nothing can derail God’s plan for your life. Whatever you’ve been through, whatever you’re going through, will make you better, stronger and wiser. So don’t be occupied in your mind with regret, but rather be thankful. Don’t live in the “what if’s” of the past, but rather be thankful, for God will make it benefit you and someone else going through the same experience. God will make it work for you, not against you, and the devil can’t stop the restoration power of God. God is a good God. He will set you in victorious places and blessings, just as if you didn’t go through anything at all.
Be encouraged. He’s causing it to work for your good!

Confession: God is a good and I am thankful that all things are working together for my good! No matter how it feel, it’s working for me. I will decide to give thanks, and praise the Lord! I will not live in worry, regret, or fear. I Thank You God that Your plan is in front of me and is unfolding right before my eyes. I am truly a blessed man and I thank You Lord all things work for me!
Study: Romans 8:28-30

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No weapon formed against you will prosper!

October 18, 2020

“No weapon formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue which rises against you in judgment You shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is from Me’ says the Lord” Isaiah 54:17, NKJV.

There are weapons we can’t see being formed against God’s people in these times, but they won’t work, and God will not allow them to. You are like God’s weapon in the earth, formed in His image and likeness, formed to work and formed to prosper.

Instead of seeing the devil’s plots against you work, God’s word, His ways, and His plan will work for you instead. You will see God’s goodness and favor work for you instead. You will prosper instead!

Don’t be derailed from standing in faith because you have encountered something formed against you because surely God will not lose. You have a heritage of victory from God. Victory runs in His family, and He will dominate for His sons, as He did through Christ!

Prayer: Father, thank You, Lord, that no weapon formed against me shall prosper or advance in my life. Your will for me will prosper instead. Your word will prosper instead. Your plan and Your leading will prosper me instead! Help me to stand in faith, knowing Christ has given me a heritage of winning. Hallelujah! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study:1 John 5:3-4

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A man’s secret struggle with pornography.

October 17, 2020

“I made a covenant with my eyes not to look with lust at a young woman.” Job 31:1, NLT.

“Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results” James 5:16, NLT.

Victoria isn’t the only one with a secret. Victor has one too. He struggles with pornography. It is eating away at his view of intimacy with his wife. Graphic sexual images have been set up in his mind, that he can still see them from ten years ago. When he makes love to his wife, he mentally sees other women too. He knows Christ and doesn’t know what to do.

Victor isn’t a real person but represents many men struggling in secret in this area of their lives. If this is you, know that God loves you and holds no condemnation over you. The Father says if we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness (1 John 1:9). He also says there is power when we open up about it, even the power to be healed from it.

The secret of pornography is not worth the open loss of your family. It is not worth your walk with God. Renew the covenant you made with your eyes when you got married. God gave you your wife to meet all your sexual needs. If you’re single, renew the covenant you made with your eyes when Christ came into your life. Save your eyes and passion for the wife that you haven’t been blessed with yet. Jesus came in the flesh and defeated the works of the flesh. He will help you can overcome it.

Prayer: Father God, thank You that Your truth makes us free. Help me to open up about my struggle. Forgive me and help me to honor the covenant with my eyes I made to my wife and children. I ask for help today. I ask for power today. I say “No” to pornography today, and the next day and so on, until the enemy understands, I’m not going that way. Thank you, Lord. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: 2 Corinthians 10:5, Romans 8:3-4, James 4:7, 1 Corinthians 10:13, John 8:32

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Stay with it. You’re coming forth as gold!

October 16, 2020

“That the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ,” 1 Peter 1:7, NKJV.

You may be experiencing one of the most trying times in your life. It is testing your faith, the true desires of your heart and your will to follow the Lord. Yet in the midst of your trial, you can tell that something is breaking forth. Like a baby in the womb, the pressure is pushing you forward and you can tell you are about to experience something great from God in your life if you just stay with it.

It may be testing you to the core, but stay with it. As Jesus was with Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego in the fiery furnace (Daniel 3:25), so He is with you. They came out unharmed and God did a great work through them, and so He will with you. You are at the cusp of something great in your life. Stay with whatever God is doing in you. You are coming forth as gold!

Prayer: Father, I feel pressed on every side, yet I’m staying with it. Whatever You are doing in me, have Your way. It may be challenging, but I know deep inside You are bringing greatness out of me. I ask for grace and a renewed strength right where I am, and I thank You Jesus, my Champion, is with me. I’m coming forth as gold! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Proverbs 17:3, Daniel 3:16-28, 2 Corinthians 4:7-12

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Make Sure to Remember

October 14, 2020

“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever” Hebrews 13:8, ESV.

“I remember the days of old; I meditate on all that you have done; I ponder the work of your hands” Psalm 143:5, ESV.

Do you remember when you first met Jesus? Do you remember that day you were eternally forgiven? He is still the same today, yesterday, and forever. Remember the moments you’ve seen God show Himself real to you. Go back to that time when you didn’t know where the provision would come from, but He provided. Go back to the time you thought there was no possibility that a door would open, but somehow God made it open for you. It’s important to think on His works and remember what God has done for you.

When we’re going through something, the last thing the enemy wants you to do is anything that stirs up your faith and your hope in God. Yet, in light of what you face or are in pursuit of, remember Who is on the throne, Who loves you, and Whose hands you are in. Remember what He has done, and the same God will do it again. Make sure you remember.

Prayer: Father, I praise You. Thank You for reminding me of Who You are and what You’ve done. I remember I’m saved and forgiven. No matter what I go through, help me think on the works of Your hands in my life. You are the same God. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Psalm 23:6 & 119:55, Romans 8:1, James 1:22-25

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Agree with God

October 13, 2020

“But as it is written: Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man The things which God has prepared for those who love Him. Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God” 1 Corinthians 2:9 & 12, NKJV.

When the Lord shows you something, it’s important to agree with Him. Don’t back up from what He shows you. Agree with God. If the Father says this is what you will do, respond that I agree with You. When He says I’m going to use You in a mighty way, agree with Him. If He says I will restore your life. I will wipe away the past and make things new again. You will have a powerful ministry. I will do what seems impossible. I will deliver you. I will heal you. Whatever He reveals to you, agree with Him. When you agree with His will for your life, you’ll experience His will for your life. You will find the Holy Spirit begin to navigate you and lead you there.

Lift your hands and thank Him today, as you stand on God’s word in total agreement with Him. Receive a victory, a rest, and a joy that you’ve never known, all because you decided to agree with God.

Confession: Father, thank You for what You have shown me. Today, I decide to agree with You about my life. I will not back down. I will not believe the devil. I believe You, God! I am who You say I am. I can do what You say I can do. This man has what it takes because You have spoken it about me. I agree with Your will for me, and I rejoice over what You have freely given me. Hallelujah!

Study: I Corinthians 2:9-12, Luke 5:5

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Lay down your life for a friend.

October 12, 2020

“Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends” John 15:13, NKJV.

I had a three-hour conversation with a brother to help his life, and now, he is not the same. Piece by piece, issue by issue, God poured through me to help him. That ministry, that counsel, that help he received from God through me could have very well have been the tipping of the scale toward trusting God that he could go on, instead of giving up and doing something horrific in his life. It was all a result of laying my life down, giving of myself to someone else.

He told me this, “I appreciate you taking the time to help me, Mister. Man, you know, Christians know a lot, but some don’t take the time to show someone they care, to help and hear what someone is really going through.” I was convicted by the Lord and felt I needed to do this more.

Jesus is our example of truly helping and loving people. He left heaven where there is no time and spent 33 years with us. He eternally had it all, but He loved us so much that He stepped into time, our time, our life to save us, considering us as friends.

Let Jesus be your model and take the time to help someone victoriously live.

Prayer: Father, thank You for this. Jesus, help me to love more. I desire people to know Your great love for them, and I ask that You use me to do that. I do have time. My life is Yours, Lord. Help me to show I care by laying down my life for someone else. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Matthew 10:8, Acts 20:35

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Even if you’re midstream, get back into the will of God.

October 11, 2020

“Now when much time had been spent, and sailing was now dangerous because the Fast was already over, Paul advised them, saying, ‘Men, I perceive that this voyage will end with disaster and much loss, not only of the cargo and ship, but also our lives’” Acts 27:9-10, NKJV.

Even if it’s midstream, get back into the will of God. No matter how strong the current of being out of God’s will is, you can change midstream. The moment you perceive you are out of His will, you should turn around. It’s better to have a small loss than a big one.

You may be about to get married, but you don’t have peace, and God is telling you they’re not the one, follow what you perceive by the Holy Spirit and do what God says. You may be at the cash register or about to sign the dotted line, but you perceive this isn’t what you need to do–apologize and do what God says. Yes, you may be attempting to make your wife happy by buying it, but apologize midstream and tell her you God says it’s not the right time. She’ll love and respect your obedience.

When you recognize your error and turn back toward the will of God, you’ll grow and be rewarded by the Father more than you can imagine.

Prayer: Father, I praise You and thank You for speaking into my life. Help me to be a man that always perceives Your will. Teach me to follow Your peace. Allow Your peace to be like an umpire in my life. Even midstream, give me the strength and courage to turn around and get back in Your will. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Acts 27:9-22, John 16:13, Colossians 3:15, Hebrews 11:6

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Careless in the Care of God

October 10, 2020

“Therefore I tell you, stop being worried or anxious (perpetually uneasy, distracted) about your life…Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow [seed] nor reap [the harvest] nor gather [the crops] into barns, and yet your heavenly Father keeps feeding them. Are you not worth much more than they?” Matthew 6:25-26, Amplified.

There will always be a whisper in your heart from God as His son to do one thing–don’t worry. God’s heart is that we learn to live with faith in Him and without a care in the world.

The Message Bible says the birds who are free and have no job description are careless in the care of God. They don’t have money, but they eat each day. They don’t have a home, but they always receive shelter. They fly in their freedom, and every day the Lord never fails them. If God provides for them, would He not provide for you? If He works out each day for them, will He not do it for you? You are worth far more than all the birds combined.

Be encouraged to let it all go. There is so much you could worry about, but my brother, it will surely keep you from truly living. Your Heavenly Father knows what you need before you even ask. Enjoy your precious moments. Fly in your freedom. Go after the kingdom and His righteousness, and He will handle the rest.

Prayer: Father, I give You praise, and I thank You for Your word. I am a man without a care in the world! I am careless in Your care, trusting You. Help me to enjoy my life abundantly and not worry about the situations of my life. May I enjoy my precious moments. I will praise You like it’s already done. I will fly in my freedom that Jesus has given me. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Matthew 6:25-34, 1 Peter 5:7

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Happy because He took your place.

October 9, 2020

“For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet perhaps for a good man someone would even dare to die. But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us” Romans 6-8, NKJV.

I don’t know how many times I have humbly rehearsed the truth that Jesus took our place. We could have been the ones nailed to the cross and rightfully deserved it. Yet, Jesus took our place, and we have received the immeasurable grace of God.

You can be glad that you don’t have to pay what sin requires. It’s a heavy price. It’s a great price, and only One man could pay it for all. All of your sins are gone, never to be associated with your life. You stand righteous, whole, and free because of the shed blood of Jesus Christ. You are a clean man. That should make you happy.

Prayer: Father, I give You praise and glory today. Thank You, Jesus, for taking my place. Help me to continue to understand Your immeasurable grace toward me. I have victory over sin, and now I reign through Christ! If You loved me enough to take care of my sin, You love me enough to take care of everything in my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: John 1:12; Romans 5:17-18, 6:23 & 8:31-32

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Sow your time.

October 8, 2020

“Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is” Ephesians 5:15-17, ESV.

Time is one of the most important areas to tame in a man’s life. It is the ability to focus on a goal or desired change and give time to it. The Father’s desire is that we give our time toward what causes His will to be experienced in our lives and more people to be impacted for Christ.

A spiritually-wise person in my life told me when they spend their money, they like to have something in their hands to show for what they spent. This nugget of wisdom applies to how we spend our time also. It’s not foolish to play video games and watch sports. It is foolish to spend ALL of your time playing video games and watching sports. You always want to have something to show for how you’ve spent the precious commodity of time.

It is deemed as precious because once it’s gone, it’s gone. You will never see this week again. You will never see your next hour or minute again. Make it your mission to be about your mission from God. Give your time to what ultimately will give back to you. Make it your mission to know what God’s will is for your life right now, set your eyes on your goals, and sow your time into doing that.

When your day is done, you will have whatever you gave your time to.

Prayer: Father, thank You. Help us all to be serious about redeeming the time because the days are evil. Help me not to do too much or go too far with the things I enjoy. Jesus, cause a focus to rise up big in me to be about the mission you’ve given me and Your plan for my life. When today is done, I will praise You for helping me maximize and wisely spend my time! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Ecclesiastes 3:1-8, Ephesians 5:14, Galatians 6:7-8

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He’s At Work in You

October 7, 2020

“Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ” Philippians 1:6, NKJV.

As I was driving to work, I seen a large construction site with all kinds of bulldozers, excavators and more preparing the ground and the infrastructure for what was about to be built.

God does the same with us. He has exactly in mind what He wants to build and He has begun His work in you. It may not feel good, but He is good. It may not look pretty, yet know that He is at work in your life.

You may want the end result, but He wants the infrastructure. He’s preparing you for something great He’s bringing to pass in your life. Be encouraged to let Him continue His construction and don’t leave the site. Don’t stop allowing His work in you because it is good work. With the right infrastructure, with the right foundation of Christ in you, He will help you build anything in your life.

Prayer: Father, I thank You. Keep working in me. Complete the work You are doing in my life. I won’t leave the site. Sometimes, it doesn’t feel good, but You are good. Form Christ in me. Help me to understand this season and what You desire to build, and let You have Your way. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Matthew 7:24-26, Psalm 118:22, 2 Corinthians 4:17, James 1:2-4

Devotionals

His goodness will change them.

October 6, 2020

“Or do you despise the riches of His goodness, forbearance, and longsuffering, not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance?” Romans‬ ‭2:4‬, ‭NKJV‬‬.

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness…” Galatians‬ ‭5:22‬ ‭NKJV‬‬.

You may have some children, loved ones and friends that aren’t doing what you know they should be doing. They may have turned away from God, or they may be living in a way or going in a direction that you don’t agree with for their lives.

But it is not your judgment that will cause them to change. It will be your goodness that will cause them to change. It is the goodness of God leads man to repentance, not his judgment, not His anger, not His wrath. He wants you to continue loving them, continue praying for them, and be good to them, whether you understand it or not. There is a fruit of the Spirit that God wants us to operate in toward them and that is goodness.

Release their lives into the hands of God and trust Him.

Prayer: Father, You are so good. I needed to hear that. Regardless of their choices, help me not to grow weary in being good to the ones I love. I have the fruit of goodness in me and I will operate in it. Help me to let You lead me and trust You’re at work in their lives. By faith, I let go and I release them to You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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When that person doesn’t fit you.

October 5, 2020

“Then the Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper who is just right for him” Genesis 2:18, NLT.

When dating, we have to be careful and pay attention when God reveals that a person doesn’t fit you–isn’t suitable, beneficial, complementary to you. It’s like going to the store and finding a pair of shoes that really look good, but they don’t have your size. However, you are still adamant about having those shoes. Be careful because you are about to cause yourself some unnecessary pain, waste, frustration, time, and struggle to try to make something for you that is made for someone else.

When we go to the store to buy some shoes, most of us find it very easy to say even though we like them, they don’t have your size and don’t fit. We leave those shoes in the store and go to another to find what we’re looking for.

It is the same with relationships. Be willing to admit, be honest, and accept they are not the right fit and let them go. Don’t hold on to someone who God made for someone else. The sobering truth is while you’re with the wrong fit, you miss out on the right one. Trust God that He will bless you to find another one that perfectly fits. If He can reveal and help you notice who is wrong for you, He will help you meet the right one for you.

Prayer: Father, I give You praise today. Thank You for sending this wisdom my way. I want to be with the right one. Help me pay attention to the Holy Spirit and recognize when someone isn’t just right. When You reveal it to me, give me the strength to let them go. I trust You will bless me with the perfect fit for me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Proverbs 3:5, 18:22 & 31:10, Psalm 37:4, Hebrews 11:6

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You can always come home.

October 3, 2020

“But when he came to himself, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger! I will arise and go to my father…” Luke 15:17-18a, NKJV.

The prodigal son had seen enough hard times and gone through enough in the world to see there’s nothing out there for him. He said I’m going home. It’s good to know that you can always come back home.

Maybe that’s you, or was you. You’ve seen enough and gone through enough of trying to live life by yourself. Like the prodigal son, you’re now starting to have this feeling that you can’t do this anymore. Whenever you find that you are living in sin, are away from God or out of His will, there will be that wake-up moment and you see that you’re better off going back to the Father. You’re better off in His will and embracing His plans for you.

It’s rough outside, but to Him, you are not an outsider. You are not a servant either, but a son. The father ran to meet the prodigal son and blessed him, and so He does with us. You have been redeemed and set free through the blood of Jesus, and you can come home.

Prayer: Father, thank You that I can come home. I repent before You and receive what Christ has done. I’ve had enough, and I’m coming back to You. I’m coming back to Your plan and Your will for me. I ask that You straighten out my life. I feel good and I praise You for it. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Luke 15:11-32, 1 John 1:9

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Don’t focus on the problem. Fix your eyes on Jesus.

October 2, 2020

“My eyes are ever toward the LORD, for he will pluck my feet out of the net” Psalms 25:15, ESV.

In life, it can be easy to have our eyes fixed on the problem because they are right before us. It’s so easy to look at the situation and become depressed, discouraged and feel as though there’s no hope.

Keep your eyes on Jesus. The devil wants to use your current situation to distract your eyes from looking unto God. He wants to distract your ears from being set on hearing God, because if you can hear God, you can hear hope and victory. If you set your eyes on God, He will show you what to do.

Don’t focus on the problem. Fix your eyes on Jesus and you will see everything you need is found in Him. You’ll see the way He has already made.

Prayer: Father, thank You for Your Word. I’m not looking at the problem. My eyes are on You. My eyes are on how awesome You are. My eyes are on how faithful You are. My mind is set on Your Word. My heart is fixed, trusting in the Lord! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Psalm 112:7

Devotionals

Choose Life

October 1, 2020

“I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live” Deuteronomy 30:19, NKJV.

God has set before you life and death, blessing and cursing today. If you’ve chosen Christ, you have made the choice of life and blessing. Yet, there will also be things that will happen today in which you’ll have to choose life and blessing also.

Regardless of what occurs, the thoughts that come to your mind, or the responses you make, maintain a stance that you have life and blessing through your Savior. You love God and continue to serve Him. You will have life and you will be blessed. As a man, you set the tone for your home and your family of choosing life and walking in everything God has ordained for you.

Prayer: Father, I choose life. I choose blessing. Not only with my decision for Jesus and to love You, but as I live this life. I will not perish. I have life and I am blessed by You. Surely goodness and mercy follows me. Your favor is on my life. In whatever is before me, may I choose life and blessing. Because this man does, me and my seed shall abundantly live. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Deuteronomy 30:18-20, Psalm 118:17, John 10:10

Devotionals

God will navigate you through anything.

September 30, 2020

“However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come” John 16:13, NKJV.

“Your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it,” Whenever you turn to the right hand Or whenever you turn to the left” Isaiah 30:21, NKJV.

Navigation has become an integral part of our world. Phone and vehicles have the capabilities to guide you from one place to your desired destination. Who do you think gave humans the idea to create such technology? God did. He gave us the intellect and creativity. He cares about all of humanity being guided through life. Just as He cares in this way, He also cares that you are guided through life, through unpleasant situations, and negative emotions. He wants to navigate you through what you are facing today. He knows how to get you from where you are to where He wants you to be. He only needs you to trust His leading.

If you can trust a satellite in the sky that you do not know to provide you with direction, you can trust a God who loves you, who sees everything and lives within you. He wants to help you avoid unnecessary hurt, delays, and wrong turns in life. How does He navigate us? With His word and with His Holy Spirit, who lives within every born again believer. When we are allowing ourselves to be guided by Him, even in the most adverse circumstances, we can have peace. We can know that because He is good, somehow He is going to bring us to a good place.

Prayer: I ask you, Lord, to navigate me through this situation. Navigate me through how I feel to a place of peace and rest in you. I trust the presence of your Holy Spirit, who lives within me. I trust that I can be guided by you through anything! Lord, you care about me, and you want to guide me through life. Thank you, Lord.

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Seek His Presence

September 29, 2020

“You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore” Psalm 16:11, NKJV.

In one of my favorite songs, the chorus simply says, “Your presence is heaven to me”.

I’ve been in the presence of a lot of people, but no one’s presence gives a fullness of joy like the Lord. It can’t be found in the things we can acquire. It’s not found in the sports we watch. It’s not found the wife we have. His word says that in HIS presence is the fullness of joy, a complete joy!

How do you get into God’s presence? It is the same as it is naturally with a person–come to Him with no agenda. One way to come before Him is with heartfelt praise because He inhabits the praises of His people (see Psalm 22:3). He dwells in your praise. Also, anytime you come honestly and humbly in prayer before Him, the Lord will meet you there.

God is real, and so is a tangible experience of Him. Wherever you are, whether you’re going through a trial, or you are weary, the presence of God will refresh your soul. Seek His Presence today.

Prayer: Father, I praise You! I come before You with no agenda. In Your presence there’s fullness of joy! I desire to experience Your presence today. Fill my cup Father and refresh me. Lift everything that is heavy, and before You I am reminded of the victory I have in Christ. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Hebrews 4:16, Matthew 11:28, Romans 5:1-2

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No More Excuses

September 28, 2020

“‘Come now, therefore, and I will send you to Pharaoh that you may bring My people, the children of Israel, out of Egypt.’ But Moses said to God, ‘Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh, and that I should bring the children of Israel out of Egypt?’” Exodus 3:10-11, NKJV.

Excuses will leave us in an old day when the Lord has a new one ahead. There would be no Passover if Moses would have held on to his fears. He would have missed what is considered the greatest miracle of God and the deliverance of His people if he would have held on to his excuses and not believe God.

If you hold on to what you think you can’t do, you won’t experience what God can do through you. He says no more excuses. They will ultimately keep you from the most awesome miracles and breakthroughs in your life, restoration, the highest height of God’s plan for you, and the best version of you in Christ. It’s time for those dreams to come to pass. Let nothing keep you from it.

Prayer: Father, I thank You and give You glory today. I want to see You in a fresh, new way in my life. I want to see You use me for greatness. Help me not to allow an excuse to keep me from Your best and the exciting things You have planned for my life. Help me to believe and trust You. I can do what You said I can do! You are with me. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.

Study: Exodus 3:1-4:1-17, Philippians 4:13

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Get Your Fire Back

September 27, 2020

“Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love” Revelation 2:4, NKJV.

I have a lifelong friend of mine, and sometimes we can go gaps of time without talking. It can seem as if we are not even close. However, all I have to do is call him. We get to laughing, and it’s always just like old times again. Our friendship never left. We just needed to rekindle it.

Your fire for God is still there and don’t believe otherwise. You only need to call on Him and rekindle it. Get your fire back!

Prayer: Father, I feel so far away, yet You’ve never left me. I believe all I have to do is call. I want my fire back! I want to be who You have called me to be. I come against any hindrances in my life, and I stir up the gift in me. I receive Your unearned grace today. Fill me with Your Spirit! I love You first, Lord. Father, it feels like old times again! Thank You for Your presence and Your joy! Even move beyond the old, and I ask for a new fire. Thank You for saving me, and You still keep blessing me! Hallelujah! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Psalm 16:11 & 51:12, John 21:15-17, Romans 8:1, 2 Timothy 1:6

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A Good Word Will Make You Glad

September 26, 2020

“Anxiety in the heart of man causes depression, but a good word makes it glad.” Proverbs 12:25, NKJV.

“He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things” Romans 8:32, NKJV.

The Father has given us His word to think on and be free. He has given us so many mighty promises, which when He couldn’t swear by none greater, God swore by Himself to keep every one He made. He didn’t do it because He had to, but He did it affirm His love. He did it to bedrock your peace and joy, no matter what you go through. His good words settle all disputes in our hearts and minds. For every matter of life, His Spirit even speaks a word in season-specific to give us hope, to cheer us, and lift us up.

Tell yourself I’m not worrying today. I’m not being weighed down today. I give place to a good word that encourages me right where I am in my life and makes me glad!

Prayer: Father, I praise You and thank You for good words that lift me up. I receive it. I give all anxiety and anything weighing me down to You right now. This is the day that the Lord has made. I will rejoice and be glad in it! Help me to keep on my heart and mind a good word from You. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: John 8:36, Hebrews 6:13-17, Romans 8:31, Philippians 4:6-7 & 19

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God Hears You, Even In The Night

September 25, 2020

“The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears are attentive to their cry” Psalm 34:15, NKJV.

“But at midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them. Suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened and everyone’s chains were loosed” Acts 16:25-26, NKJV.

Late one night, I heard our son coughing. I was sleeping very well, and I didn’t feel like getting out of bed at all. Yet, when I heard his voice, it did something to me. I could care less about my tiredness, my feelings, and comfort. My son was in need. Sure enough, I went into his room, and he had no blanket over him. I move him on his pillow and put the blanket real snug over him. He then woke up a little, smiled, and went back to sleep.

You have a Father that watches over you and hears your prayers. He has heard you, even in a night moment in your life. His eyes are always on you, and as soon as you gave voice to your situation, as soon as you said you need Him to come through, as soon as He heard you, He began to move.

Continue to trust and give Him praise. His answer, His victory, His blessing, a helping hand is coming. God does some of His greatest works during the night.

Prayer: Father, thank You that as soon as I prayed, You heard me. You really do care about what I am going through. Strengthen me, Father, and full me with great joy and peace. I believe You are moving on my behalf. You do some of Your greatest works in the night. Hallelujah! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Psalm 34:17, Acts 16:25-34, 1 John 5:14-15

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For Your Glory

September 24, 2020

“You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things, and by Your will they exist and were created” Revelation 4:11, NKJV.

“I will praise You, O Lord my God, with all my heart, and I will glorify Your name forevermore” Psalm 86:12, NKJV.

Be sure to do all that you do for the glory of God and not your own. Let Him handle exalting you. Even when men seek to give you the glory for what you’ve done and accomplished, humbly give it to God.

We become more humble when it’s not about our honor and name being known, but His honor and Name being made known in the earth. Exalt the Father as Creator of all things, and we were made for His good pleasure.

As He has been good to us, as we have seen so much mercy and grace toward us, it is only right to give Him the praise for it. He is the source of it all, and He alone deserves it all. As you honor Him, watch Him honor you. This is the heart attitude that will always take you far.

Prayer: Father, thank You for speaking to me. I will do what I do for Your glory. I desire for You to be lifted high in my life for all the world to see. Let this always be my heart attitude toward everything done in my life. Be glorified in me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Psalm 29:2, 148:13; Isaiah 14:12-15, John 8:50, 1 Corinthians 1:31

Devotionals

Go Get It

September 21, 2020

“The soul of a lazy man desires, and has nothing; but the soul of the diligent shall be made rich” Proverbs 13:4, NKJV.

There is a difference between wanting something and actually doing what it takes to have it. As a man, I had to face the hard reality that if I don’t do anything towards accomplishing what I desire, I will only have a desire. If I don’t get my family there, we won’t get there. I am seeing more and more that I am built to go the extra mile. I am built to run hard. We are built to go get what God has for us.

The lazy man sits next to his dreams, waiting on them to happen. God wants you to be the diligent man that says I want it and will do what is required to get it. His will is not that you only see it in your heart, but not experience it in your life. He wants to increase you. God wants to make you rich in all things. You may not know it all, but make a sincere effort to act on what you do know to do. God will step in, when you step out. God will step in and bless the work of your hands, providing grace and favor to help you.

You don’t have to just want it. You can have it also. Understand and rest assured that if God gave you the desire, it is yours to obtain. So go get it.

Prayer: Father God, thank you for speaking directly to my heart and my situation. Your wisdom is perfect for me. I ask for a diligent spirit. I will not be afraid. Help me to get this done and may Your grace abound toward me. Be glorified in my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Isaiah 40:31, 1 Corinthians 9:24

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You’re a Wise Man

September 20, 2020

“So everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them, will be like a wise man [a far-sighted, practical, and sensible man] who built his house on the rock” Matthew 7:24, Amplified.

If you hear Jesus’ sayings and do them, Jesus calls you a wise man. It is as if He stands in front of you after you’ve heard and applied His word in your life, and He says that’s a great decision. Imagine Jesus Himself calling you wise–practical, far-sighted, and sensible.

It is wise to hear and apply what Jesus says right now. Many things are happening all around us. There are many things built on sand that are being shaken. Yet, choose to build your house on the rock of Jesus Christ, and they will uphold you in the storm. You will keep standing. Regarding your marriage, your finances, your friendships, and your home make Christ the foundation. Be a wise man.

Prayer: Father, I give You all the praise and glory! Thank You for making me a wise man. Even in these times, there is a rock for me found in Jesus Christ. Come what may, my house will not be shaken! Cause to make any adjustments in any area of my life from building it on sand. Help me to hear Your sayings and apply them. I declare my house will victoriously stand. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Matthew 7:24-26

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New Moments

September 19, 2020

“Do not call to mind the former things; pay no attention to things of old. Behold, I am about to do something new; even now it is coming. Do you not see it? Indeed, I will make a way in the wilderness and streams in the desert” Isaiah 43:18-19, Berean Study Bible.

Sometimes our good can hinder our great. You did a lot in the past, you conquered many mountains, you accomplished much in God. Yet, you can’t allow the glory of the past to hold your best days. You are still here; therefore, God has more in store for you. More for you to see. He has more mountains to climb. He has more of the kingdom for you to advance. Those moments were great and should never be forgotten. Yet, you have new days for new moments in Him.

Go on into the new moments He has for you.

Prayer: Father, thank You for your word. I ask that You help me to let go of the good in my past and embrace the great things before me. Let me not limit You to my old glory days. Be glorified this year. Help me go on into the new moments you have waiting for me. Help me to trust You every step of the way. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

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Prosper me in my heart.

September 17, 2020

“Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me” Psalm 51:10, NKJV.

Many times we look at the best way for God to prosper us is in terms of money. However, money is the lowest form of prosperity. Desire for God to prosper you in your heart. For a man, financial prosperity is good, but prosperity of the heart is far better.

It is the heart that doesn’t fail in the face of fear and adversity. You speak the truth and love the Father. We sincerely care about people and have open hearts towards the lost. We pray for others as we pray for ourselves. We view sin like God; we have a genuine pursuit to please Him and have a clean heart.

This is what David did when he sincerely prayed this very psalm. Despite his mistakes, the Bible says that he was a man after God’s own heart. His repenting alone caused him to walk in the best prosperity–and if you need to, so will you. Above all, you seek after, prosper in your heart today.

Prayer: Father, thank You this morning for Your word. Above with money and things, prosper this man’s heart. Increase, grow and enlarge my heart for You and for others. Help me hold tight to what is good, and give me a heart that loves You with everything I have. This is my best prosperity. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Psalm 15, 37:4 & 51; Matthew 5:8, Acts 13:22, 3 John 1:2

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You won’t be able to contain it all

September 14, 2020

“God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us” Ephesians 3:20, MSG.

There are so many blessings ahead of you, and you won’t be able to contain it all! So much God is about to do in your life. So many times you are going to say I was just thinking about that and God did it. So much favor you will have with man.

There is so much God is setting you on fire for. There is a change going on in you that you can’t explain. The Holy Spirit’s voice about direction is becoming very clear. He is going to do exceedingly and abundantly beyond what you can ask or think, according to the power, His Spirit, that is at work in you.

Keep an expectation of God that you won’t just see it, but you will seize it. There is an outpouring and you won’t be able to contain it all.

Prayer: Father, thank You! I am so excited about what You are about to do, even doing right now in my life. You are going to do far beyond my wildest dreams. You are going to blow my mind. Help me to listen, and with courage, obey Your leading Holy Spirit. I won’t be able to contain all, and I praise You now for it. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Psalm 126:1, John 16:13

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He wants to talk to you.

September 13, 2020

“The Spirit of the Lord speaks by me; his word is on my tongue” 2 Samuel 23:2, ESV.

When you wake up in the morning, the Father wants to talk to you. When you are going throughout your day, the Father wants to talk to you. As a father with a son, there’s a fellowship that the Father wants to have with you.

With so many things happening around us, it can be easy to be distracted in our lives. Then, we find ourselves during our day, hearing everything us more than we are hearing God. Yet, if you will stop and allow Him to talk to you, you’ll hear Him tell you exactly what you need. You’ll hear Him give you the right perspective about your situation. He’ll say it’s going to work out. The Holy Spirit will remind you of what Jesus the Prince of Peace has said, and you don’t have to worry.

Whatever you may be going through, open His word because He wants to talk to you. He has given you an expected end.

Prayer: Father, thank You for wanting to talk to me. The God of all things, Creator of all things, wants to speak to me. Help me to allow you to. Help me to position my mind and heart to not be distracted, but walk and talk with you. It’s a great day today. The Lord is with me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Jeremiah 29:11, John 14:26, Romans 10:17, Hebrews 1:1-2

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Call On the Name of Jesus

September 12, 2020

“Then the seventy returned with joy, saying, ‘Lord, even the demons are subject to us in Your name'” Luke 10:17, NKJV.

I had a dream that I literally saw demon-like creatures in the doorway of every room of our house. I was in my bed, and one of them felt as if it was the devil on top of me, attempting to pin me down. Yet, I pushed back, and the devil struggled to handle my strength. Then, I called on the name of Jesus, and the entire dream stopped, and I woke up with a feeling of victory.

Some of us, as men, may feel like you and your family are being attacked by the enemy. I don’t know what secret plot or scheme that the devil has against you, but it will not work. It cannot prosper. You’ve been empowered to push back with strength, and God wants you to call on the name of Jesus. Call on the name of Jesus over every area of your life and over everyone you love. The greater One lives in you, and at the name of Jesus, demons must flee.

You know how things should be in your life and what God said will be. Settle for nothing less. Apply the Name today.

Prayer: Father, I give You all of the glory. Thank you, Jesus, for the power and victory that is in Your great name. I call on Your great name right now, and demons must flee. When I call Your great name, the secret plots and schemes cannot work. Help me apply Your name in every area of my life and over everyone I love. I’m unstoppable. In Your name, I pray, Amen!

Study: John 14:13-14, James 4:7

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Being glad in the Lord

September 11, 2020

Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad; And let them say among the nations, ‘The Lord reigns’.” 1 Chronicles 16:31, NKJV.

“But let the righteous be glad; let them rejoice before God; yes, let them rejoice exceedingly” Psalm 68:3, NKJV.

Your daily life is to be seen as time not spent on worrying, but assured and glad about your mighty God. Glad means to experience pleasure, joy or delight; to be made happy. He has made your day to live and rejoice exceedingly in. By Him, life is good, abundant and you have been redeemed. By Him, your enemies are driven away. This should continually make you glad.

Even in tribulation, make the grit decision to allow nothing to steal your joy because the Lord reigns! Be full of life, enjoy what is good and be thankful for the progress in your life. Celebrate your victories and where God has brought you from. Go deeper into your purpose–a purpose-filled day will make up a purpose-filled life. See what God is doing and where He’s taking you as marvelous in your eyes.

Confession: I thank the Father for His awesome, unfailing word. I make a decision to rejoice and be glad! I’m walking in joy today because the Lord is on my side. I’m glad He upholds me and answers my prayers. If He said it, He’ll do it! I am glad He continually blesses my life.

Study: Psalm 118 & 119:14, Nehemiah 8:10, John 16:33

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When bad news comes, have a faith response.

September 10, 2020

“He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the Lord” Psalm 112:7, KJV.

I was told yesterday by the company I work for some news about having to make some changes due to economy. My response was God is my Source.

When you are given any kind of bad news, you may have an initial natural response. However, turn away from it. Put it down. Meet it with a faith response. God is your Source! Your job is a stream of income, but not your source of income. The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof. He can provide for you in many different ways. He will bless your gifts, as you step out in faith, to create other streams. If your doctor gives you a bad report, respond that your Great Physician, your Source of healing, says that by Jesus’ stripes you were healed. He is your Healer and let your complete trust rest in Him.

Whatever it may be brother, receive His peace right now about it. Your God is able. Lift your hands and have a faith response.

Prayer: Father, I give You praise! To everything happening around me, I choose to have a faith response. I will not fear bad news, but my heart will be fixed trusting in You! Help me to stand trusting in You my Source and unlimited Supply. Thank You for already meeting my need. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Psalm 112, Isaiah 53:5, Romans 8:35, Philippians 4:19


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One Man Made Everything Alright

September 9, 2020

“For if by the one man’s offense many died, much more the grace of God and the gift by the grace of the one Man, Jesus Christ, abounded to many. For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so also by one Man’s obedience many will be made righteous” Romans 5:15 & 19, NKJV.

I’m glad one man made everything alright. By one man Adam, sin entered into the world and death by it, but by one man Jesus, the gift of grace and righteousness now completely belongs you.

No matter what you’ve done, one man made you free. If by one man you had trouble, by one man you’ve been delivered and can overcome all trouble. By one man you became powerless, and now by one man you have power.

Adam brought the anchor to your sin, but now Jesus is the anchor of your righteousness–being right with God. The anchor of your salvation and redeemer. Where sin abounded, grace abounds much more. One man started it, but one man finished it. He paid your debt of sin for you. One man was a key that locked the door, but one man was the key that opened every door of God’s promises to you. You are free to be all that God has called you to be.

Prayer: Father, thank You for Your abounding grace. Thank you Jesus for redemption and righteousness. I stand in you without sin. You have made me free indeed. Help me to let go of everything behind me and press forward. I can reign in life through Christ. One man made everything alright. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Romans 5:12-20, 8:1-2; John 8:36

Devotionals

You Have Favor with God

September 8, 2020

“But let all those rejoice who put their trust in You; Let them ever shout for joy, because You defend them; Let those also who love Your name Be joyful in You. For You, O Lord , will bless the righteous; With favor You will surround him as with a shield” Psalms 5:11-12, NKJV.

In spite of the enemy we face, we can rejoice and be joyful. Why? Because God will always bless the righteous and you’ve been made righteous by the blood of the Lamb Jesus Christ. Scripture goes on to tell us why we can rejoice and be people that walk in joy. This is not conditional joy, but a constant joy which is our way of life.

We rejoice and are joyful because Jesus satisfied the debt in full, and nothing keeps the Father from delighting in us. The debt of sin has been removed and we are a delight to God, even to the degree that Jesus is. We stand in Christ as righteous as he is, and nothing keeps away a holy God from coming near us and encircling us to protect us like a shield on every side with favor. His favor surrounds as a crown on the head, symbolic of the victory already won, the blessing of eternal life that awaits us, and the way already made.

Never be mistaken, you are a man with favor. The favor of God is on your life.

Prayer: Father God, thank You for the favor I now have with You through Jesus! Help me to grow in understanding of who I am in You and the favor I’ve received. I say out loud that I am a blessed man, a forgiven man and a favored man. Your hand is on my life and I am surrounded at every side by Your favor! Thank You Lord for blessing me. In Jesus name, Amen.

Study: Genesis 39:21, Proverbs 12:2, Psalm 35:27

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Let God Arise!

September 7, 2020

“Let God arise, let His enemies be scattered; let those also who hate Him flee before Him” Psalm 68:1, NKJV.

If you have ever seen a sunrise, it is one of the most beautiful sights to behold. Everything makes way for the sun and dawning of a new day, and as the sun takes over, darkness must leave.

It may not appear like it, but God is doing the same in this hour. There is more prayer happening than ever before. He is rising in the earth like the sun. He has brought goodness and victory with Him, and darkness can only scatter because the Lord is showing up. He is showing up more and more, bigger and bigger, greater, and greater in your life.

As you see God arising, declare or announce, agree to let Him rise, and His enemies be scattered! Let the joy of the Lord arise, and His enemies be scattered! Let the peace of God break forth, and His enemies be scattered! Let His will for your life arise, and your enemies be scattered! Let His blessings arise abundantly, and your enemies be scattered! This is your time of manifestation of a God-given victory.

Prayer: Hallelujah, Father! Yes, arise and let Your enemies be scattered! When You arise, all my enemies are driven away. I worship and thank You for being good in these times. You are moving and drawing people to You. Help me to continually stand on Your word and let You arise! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Psalm 68, Proverbs 4:18, Isaiah 60:1-3

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You Have a Strong Help

September 5, 2020

“I will lift up my eyes to the hills—from whence comes my help?My help comes from the Lord…” Psalm 121:1-2, NKJV.

Where does your help come from when everything looks bleak around you. When everything appears to be chaotic. When you feel like there is pressure on every side. When you are faced with either breaking down or breaking through.

Where does your help come from? Look to the hills and see your great God. Your help comes from the Lord!

It comes from the Lord, Who will move heaven and earth to find you and deliver you. He will reach His hand in any given situation and make it right. No trouble is too hard or strong to keep the hand of God from meeting you right where you are and give you exactly what you need. He will show you where the blessing is. You have an Almighty help. You have a consistent help. You have a perfect help. You have a strong Help.

Prayer: Father, I give You praise! You surely know how to come right on time. You are more than enough and will provide exactly what I need. You are everything I need to win right now, and I thank You. I look to the hills and see my great God. My sure help, my strong help comes from You! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Psalm 121, John 10:4, 1 John 5:4

Devotionals

Cast your cares on the Lord.

September 4, 2020

“Casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you” 1 Peter 5:7, NKJV.

Like an adamant solicitor, our cares call to us louder and louder to get our attention, including what we consider good things to care about. However, we end up becoming men burdened, depressed, wasting time worrying, and distracted while trying to figure out what to do.

God wants every care to be far from you. In the midst of it all, He wants you to cast your care upon Him and live a free life, full of joy and peace every moment of your life. He wants you to thrive in your relationship with Him. He will work out all of the knots you need untied in your life. He knows the sum of your needs and desires. God will not only take your cares upon Him, but He will surely do something about them all. Why? Because He cares for you. He really does care about what you’re going through.

Humble yourself and put your faith in your Provider, your Way-Maker, and give it all over to Him. Develop a habit of going to God and casting every care to Him when they arise, and be determined to live free in Christ.

Prayer: Father God, because You care for me, I thank You that I can cast my cares, every one of them, upon You. I see the devil’s scheme to load me down with cares. I will trust in You the Almighty God. I praise You now! I will go on serving You and enjoying a free life in Christ! Help me to continually stand on the truth that You do care. You will help me, and before it even works out, I thank You in advance. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Psalm 55:22, Matthew 6:26, Philippians 4:6-7

Devotionals

Thank for Jesus

September 3, 2020

“But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us” Romans 5:8, NKJV.

Know the things you’re thankful for, but most of all, know Who you’re thankful for and Who is responsible for it all. Be thankful for Jesus today. No matter where you are, no matter what you’re experiencing, Jesus always puts every thing in perspective.

Jesus told the disciples rejoice because your name is written in heaven. Each day you can rejoice, celebrate and be thankful that you are redeemed and your debt of sin was eternally paid. Every one of them have been blotted out, never to be known in connection to you again. Because of Jesus, when God sees you, He sees you as completely righteous in Christ.

Jesus opened the door of salvation and you freely walked through it. Because he rose, you rose too and you realize the blessings have been countless since he has been in your life. How many times has God failed you? When did He not provide? When have you not seen His goodness and mercy follow you? Let your thankfulness for Jesus cause you to give him praise. If it weren’t for him, where would you be. You now have a life that overflows with God, with His promises and victory.

Prayer: Father, I can thank You for a lot things, but above all, thank You for Jesus. Thank you Jesus for my great salvation. There’s nothing I can make it through because of you! I thrive because of you. You are the source of my joy and every blessing in my life. If if weren’t for you, where would I be. Hallelujah to the Lamb of God! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Romans 8:1-18, Luke 10:20, Isaiah 53:5, John 10:10

Devotionals

Take the First Step

September 2, 2020

“So Jesus said to them, “Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you” Matthew 17:20, NKJV.

The hardest step for many of us is the first one. When you received Jesus, you stepped out of who you were, into a new person in Christ. You step out of your sin and into His righteousness. Salvation and all that comes with it is yours, including the love of God, joy, peace, and power. Words just cannot explain, yet you are not the same. It all came from one pivotal decision, one step of faith.

This is our model for entering into God’s promises in our day-to-day living. It takes a step of faith to decide to live holy. It takes a step of faith to forgive a trusted friend or mentor, to love again, to start a business or ministry, even if you’ve failed before, or to continue applying for a job when the odds are against you. His direction affirms He is with you and there is nothing too hard for Him. He will bless you, yet you have to start somewhere. If you don’t start, you’ll never see Him help you finish.

Prayer: Father God, I thank You for your word to me. I make the first step to believe and yield to You, and I trust You will step in with Your ability to help me. Help me move from fear into faith. Help me step out of bondage into freedom. Help me step out of selfishness, into Your love. Help me step out of weakness and into Your strength. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Jeremiah 32:17

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Your victory lies in moving forward

August 31, 2020

“Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:13-14, NKJV.

God and His promises are always in front of you, not behind you. The reality is you cannot change where you’ve been. You may have had setbacks. You may feel there’s too much ground to cover at your age. You may have lost it in your past, yet it will only be restored with an amazing God ahead of you. This is a guarantee. It will not and cannot elude you. It will be sitting there within the plan of God. People to help and bless will be awaiting you. Provision, opportunities, relationships, and honor will be awaiting you. You will be restored and made new when you move forward.

The Father’s perfect will is that you become who you are in Christ and that you live an abundant life. This is not a dangling carrot. This is not a place in Him you can only hope to obtain. With the leading of the Holy Spirit, you can arrive there. It is indeed His will, and you know when you are in it. You are fulfilled because you are pleasing the Father there. You’re experiencing using your gifts there. You are the greatest blessing there. You have stepped into what God has called you to do for your life. He is calling you to this place of victory, and even in these times, you must now press into it. Let go of the past, and move forward into what God has for you.

Prayer: Father, thank You for Your Word. I ask that You help me let go of the past and move forward into what You want me to be. I will not allow anything to keep me from moving forward into every victory and every blessing that awaits me. I ask for a focused mind and heart. My victory is in moving forward. Thank You, Lord! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: John 10:10

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He Won’t Let You Drown

August 30, 2020

“He sent from above, He took me; He drew me out of many waters” Psalm 18:16, NKJV.

I remember, as a child, we took a family trip to Panama City Beach in Florida. I couldn’t swim then, but my father was far off on a boat, and I wanted to go where he was. So I tried to swim out to him, but the deeper the water became, the more I realized I couldn’t handle it. I began going underwater. I stretched my hand up one last time, and then I blacked out. I was drowning. Even with so many people on the beach, somehow, my older cousin saw my hand go up for the last time and saved me.

You may not have experienced this physically, but you feel like you are drowning. The waters of everything that is happening in the world, the sum of it all at once, is getting very deep, and you feel like you can’t swim through it. You feel like you can’t breathe. You may even feel like you don’t want to live.

While there are many waters around you, the Lord says He is the air you breathe. He is your strength in turmoil. He is your rock and refuge when things get so tough to bear. He not only rescued your soul, but He rescues your life, and He will be good. He’s standing there right now, and He sees your hand reaching for Him. Your reaching for Him is not in vain. There may be many waters, but the Lord will draw you out of them.

Prayer: Father, sometimes it feels hard right now. I’m just being real. I reach my hands above the waters to You. Minister to me deeply. You are my Refuge and my Strength. You are the air that I breathe. I will not drown, but I will live and overcome by my faith in You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Psalm 18:1-19, John 16:33, 1 John 5:4

Devotionals

Step away and get some rest.

August 29, 2020

“Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, ‘Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest’. ” Matthew 6:31, NIV.

Have you ever felt like you were beyond tired? You need a second wind. You’ve been going and going, working and have had no time to rest. Even when you do sit down and relax, you aren’t doing anything, you still find yourself still at an unrest, you still are not in a place of peace.

It’s good to step away naturally as a man, with all of our responsibilities, and do something we enjoy. Yet, many times the true rest as men that we need isn’t physical. It is a spiritual rest that we need. It is a rest for the soul that we need, and this rest only comes from the Lord.

You need to still away and get some time to yourself and God. Still away and give it all to Jesus. Push away your schedule, go to a different environment and let Lord minister to you. Let Him refresh you in His presence. Let Him show you how to enter into His rest about everything before you.

Let God answer your questions as you’re quiet before Him. Let Him rearrange and restructure anything about what you’re doing and the way you’re doing it. God will even reveal to you if there’s anything you are involved in that really isn’t His will for your life.

When you choose to find rest in Him, He will give you a fresh perspective on your life, and give you more grace. This is how you can run and not get weary, and walk, but not faint in the Lord.

Prayer: Father, thank You for speaking to me today. I admit tired and I need some rest. Help me do something naturally to rest. Yet above all, help me to spiritually rest by spending time with You. Only You can do something about my life. Only You can ease my mind. Only You can provide rest for my soul. Minister to me and refresh me today. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Isaiah 40:29-31Hebrews 4:1-210-11Matthew 11:28-29

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I Will Worship Nobody but You

August 28, 2020

“Then Jesus said to him, Away with you, Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only you shall serve'”, Matthew 4:10, NKJV.

A lot of times when we think about what true worship is, we think of it as physically bowing down on our knees and laying prostrate before the Lord. Yet, true worship to God is reverence to Him by bowing down in our heart and walking according to His truth. We exalt God not only by lifting our hands, but we lift Him up on the throne of our heart. He is God and He alone is who you serve.

As Satan did with Jesus, he will offer you the world for your priceless true worship. If he can get your worship, then either quickly or over time, he can get your life. Yet, tell Satan to get behind you! Like Jesus, tell him you will put no other gods before the Lord. There will be no sin, no entertainment, no money, or pleasure, that you will lift up and put before the Almighty God that saved and redeemed you. He has been good to you and will always bring you into great places of victory in your life.

Receive the charge as a man to worship the Father alone in this hour.

Prayer: Father, thank You and help me to always worship You. Help me to recognize if I have exalted anything in my life in worship, instead of You. I will worship You as God and God alone. Jesus is King. You will remain the head of my life. Nobody but You Father. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Matthew 4:1-11, John 4:23-24

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Rain or shine, keep seeking Him.

August 27, 2020

“Ah, Lord God! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and outstretched arm. There is nothing too hard for You” Jeremiah 32:17, NKJV.

When going through a tough situation, it can be a challenge to keep your mind on God. The situation is trying and uncomfortable. Your situation will tell you to think on it. Put all of your energy, focus and spend all of your time thinking about it.

Yet, God is right next to your situation, and says regardless of what you’re going through, you still need to seek Me. You still need to occupy your thoughts with Me. Meditate on Who I am, and that I have every answer that you need.

Just as rain or shine, as a man you will go to work, decide that rain or shine you will seek the Lord.

It’s tough, but seek the Lord! Your bank account may be low, but seek the Lord! It may feel rocky in the world around you, but seek the Lord! Don’t allow the situation to slow you down, keep you from church even virtually, and from leading your home.

Confession: I’m going to trust God today! According to Jeremiah 32:17, there’s nothing He can’t do. Everything is going to be alright. I’m going to occupy my thoughts on His Word! When thoughts about my circumstance come, I’m going to stop myself from thinking on it and keep my mind on Jesus. I’m going to keep seeking Him. I praise Him now! I receive joy in my day. Hallelujah!

Study: Isaiah 26:3, Philippians 4:8, Ephesians 3:20

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Don’t get discouraged. You just got started.

August 26, 2020

“After that, the Word of came to me: ‘Zerubbabel started rebuilding this Temple and he will complete it. That will be your confirmation that God-of-the-Angel-Armies sent me to you. Does anyone dare despise this day of small beginnings? They’ll change their tune when they see Zerubbabel setting the last stone in place!’…” Zechariah 4:9-10, Message Bible.

God will give you a great dream about what He’s called you to, but when you to start it, it may look nothing like what He showed you at first. He shows us the end at the beginning, but when you step out and do it, at that very moment it may not receive the response you desire. Sometimes, this is the moment we get discouraged, question God’s will and throw in the towel.

Don’t get discouraged my brother. You just started. All fruit doesn’t begin as fruit. All fruit began as a seed. Then, it grows into something greater. Don’t give up so quickly. You just started and small beginnings are not to be despised, but actually cherished. You will remember this time and say this was the time that God built character in me.

It may start out small, but it is going to end up big. It will be just as God said it will be. Don’t be moved just because it doesn’t look like what God showed you yet. Celebrate your victory. You obeyed the Lord, and it is something to be proud of. Keep sowing your seed and watch God will bless it to grow.

Prayer: Father, I praise You. You’ve told me to start and I’ve obeyed You. Thank You for helping me not to get discouraged that I don’t see the results I want yet. Help me remember I just got started and not to despise small beginnings. Continue to build character in me and help me stay with it, and keep sowing my seed. You will bring it to pass. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Isaiah 46:10, Ephesians 3:20, Galatians 6:9

Devotionals

His Goodness is Coming to You

August 25, 2020

“And should sleep by night and rise by day, and the seed should sprout and grow, he himself does not know how. For the earth yields crops by itself: first the blade, then the head, after that the full grain in the head. But when the grain ripens, immediately he puts in the sickle, because the harvest has come” Mark 4:27-29, NKJV.

As crops in the field, God will show you hints and glimpses of what is to come. On the inside of you, He has revealed that He’s about to do something great in your life. You may not know exactly how. Yet, you know the time is now, and you are expecting what God is about to manifest in your life.

You may have had some tough times, but you settled in your heart that you will trust the Lord, and you are about to see your reward. You will see the glory of God, His goodness, in your life. You have turned the corner, you made it through and there is an excitement that you can’t explain nor contain. Keep obeying God. There is no telling how God is about to move in your life, and it is something to be excited about.

Prayer: Thank You Lord this morning. I am excited about what You about to do! I am a grateful and thankful man. What a God I serve. Even beyond the tough times I have had, You blessed me, and I will continue to trust You are moving in me and through my life. Great things are to come. Help me to continue to be led by You Holy Spirit. Hallelujah! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Psalm 37:4, 145:15, 1 Corinthians 2:9-10

Devotionals

He’s doing something new in you.

August 24, 2020

“Behold, I will do a new thing, now it shall spring forth; Shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” Isaiah 43:19

A horse wears blinders that cause them to see only what’s before them. In life, we can also operate with blinders, where we are so used to God moving one way. We can find it hard to see when He is moving in a new way.

It is a new time and a new season. God is doing something new for you. He wants to get something new to you, but you have to let go of the old. He isn’t doing the old things you are used to. He’s doing something new in your life, and He is asking you to move with Him, even if it’s uncomfortable.

Prayer: Father God, I thank You for the new thing you are doing in me. Help me to let go of the old, and receive the new season. I rejoice because You care for me, and You have great things in store for me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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Even in the dark, there’s a path for you.

August 23, 2020

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths” Proverbs 3:5-6, NKJV.

“I have been young, and now am old; yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his descendants begging bread” Psalm 37:25, NKJV.

It would be contrary to the character of God for darkness to surround you, and He not give you light in the midst of it. He will never leave or forsake you, and will always show you a path to receive what He’s already provided.

There is a path to abundant life. There is a path to blessing, peace, and provision. As you acknowledge your God, as you lean on Him to help you understand, He will show you the way. His Word will light your way.

You may be tempted to be anxious, but don’t be. You may be tempted to be under pressure, but don’t be. Keep praising and blessing Him. Be mightily encouraged in knowing there is a path, and He will always direct you to it. He will get you there.

Prayer: Father, You are a good Good, and I praise You. There is no one like You. I ask that You show me the decisions to make and the paths to take. You are my Shield and my Source. As I draw close to You, You will not fail to draw near to me and show me the path You’ve already made. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Psalm 32:8 & 119:105, Jeremiah 33:3, James 1:5 & 4:8

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Come back and thank Him.

August 22, 2020

“And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, returned, and with a loud voice glorified God, and fell down on his face at His feet, giving Him thanks. And he was a Samaritan. So Jesus answered and said, ‘Were there not ten cleansed? But where are the nine? Were there not any found who returned to give glory to God…’ ” Luke 17: 15-18, NKJV.

Nine of the lepers went on to enjoy their blessing. They forgot what Jesus had done for them. But, like a bill that’s due, one of the lepers Jesus healed felt the Lord was due glory and praise. He realized all that the Lord had done for him. What this meant for his life. I am sure he thought about how this blessing he just received was going to change everything and was very, very grateful.

Look around and think about everything the Lord has done for you. He has kept you. When you needed money, He brought it to you on time. He has been answering your heartfelt prayers. He’s been healing and restoring you beyond what others will ever truly know–but you know. There is a divine work of the heart that you can’t express that the Father has done and is doing in your life.

He’s rescued your life and has been so good, even in a pandemic. He’s changed everything for you. Like the one leper, come back and thank Him.

Challenge: I challenge you to praise the Lord for 15 minutes. Take the time not to ask of Him, but to give Him. With great gratitude, thank Him for all He has done. Give Him due praise. Give Him the glory for it all, and bless His great name.

Study: Luke 17:12-19, Isaiah 43:21, Hebrews 13:15

Devotionals

I am revealing gifts to you.

August 21, 2020

“A man’s gift opens doors for him, and brings him before great men.” Proverbs 18:16

“A gift is as a precious stone in the eyes of him that hath it: whithersoever it turneth, it prospereth.” Proverbs 17:8

“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.” James‬ ‭1:17‬

“I am revealing gifts to you. As I reveal the gifts to you, don’t hold them back. They are going to make you a blessing and are for your profit. Your gift will make room for you and put you before people you otherwise wouldn’t be put before. As I inspire you, respond and act on it. Let Me use you through your gifts. You may not have known that gift was inside you, but it is and I want you to run with it. Yield to it and run with it. It will be the other stream of income you were looking for during these times. You will truly say that the Lord is your Source because He makes your hands to profit, says the Lord.”

Devotionals

A Message from the Lord for You

August 20, 2020

“Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass” Psalm 37:4-5, NKJV.

“I am going to bless you, and you know it. It is time to completely trust Me that I surely will. What you know must translate into the actions of trusting Me. You must trust Me and do what My will is as You wait on Me. Let me steer you. Let me guide you. Let Me cause you to reign in your finances, reign on your job, reign in your home, and family. You know I am going to do it, so choose to act like it is so. Have faith like it is so–right now. Let your trust in Me confuse the enemy. Let the knowledge of the truth of My word fill your heart with great joy. I’m going to do what I said I will do, but you must trust Me. Waiting doesn’t mean no. Waiting means I am preparing My best for you. Don’t you want My best, or do you want your own? Wait upon Me. Be still and know that I am God. Follow my Spirit and His wisdom that He gives, as a step-by-step plan is given when you pray to Me. Keep your eyes on Me and My will. Stay focused on My calling for you. Revolve your decisions around it. I WILL bless You! says the LORD.”

Study: Psalm 37:3-7; Isaiah 26:4; Jeremiah 29:11-13; Matthew 6:33; Matthew 28:19

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You will make it through it!

August 19, 2020

“Out of my distress I called on the LORD; the LORD answered me and set me free. The Lord is on my side…” Psalm 118:5-6a, ESV.

If God Himself was going through what you are experiencing, do you believe that He could get through it? You may say yes He would. Nothing’s too hard for God.

Then why won’t you?

The One you believe would make it, is the same One that is with you and for you. You can make it too. It’s never just our situation or trial. It’s never just our marriage problem. It’s never only our fight of faith, or our journey in this life alone. It’s His. He helps us handle it like He would. The same grace that He has, He has given you and it is very sufficient. It is more than enough for not only strength, but for joy while you’re in it, for comfort and triumph. Like passing a town on your way home, you will make it through it.

Prayer: Father, I praise You! I really needed this. Sometimes, things can get hard for this man, but if You can make it, I can too. You freed me and You are on my side. Your joy is my strength. Thank You for Your grace being sufficient, and I receive it right at this very point in my life. I will overcome. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Jeremiah 32:27, Nehemiah 8:10, John 14: 16-17, 2 Corinthians 12:9

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Jesus is with you in the fire.

August 18, 2020

“… ‘Did we not cast three men bound into the midst of the fire?’ They answered and said to the king, ‘True, O king.’ ‘Look!’ he answered, ‘I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire; and they are not hurt, and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God’” Daniel 3:23-25, NKJV.

Their enemy not only saw the three Hebrew boys in the fire, they saw One more in the fire with them. They saw One that looked like the Son of God. Even in the fire, Jesus is with us.

You may be in the fire right now, but Jesus is with you in it. The devil may try to overcome you, but be assured that he sees Jesus right there with you. We are never alone even in the fire, and what your adversary thought will take you out, is only taking you in. When you come out the fire, you won’t even smell like smoke. You won’t look like, resemble, and no one will be able to tell that you have been where you’ve been. The fire only caused you to know Jesus in a more deeper way. The fire only purified your heart and your faith. Your life is going to so blessed after being with Jesus in the fire, that you’ll be able to thank God for it.

Prayer: Father, thank You. Jesus is with me in the fire. I thank You that the devil sees Jesus right beside me, and he can’t win over me. Let this purify me and make my walk stronger in Christ. May I know you Jesus in a deeper way, and grace me to thrive right now. Help me to praise and serve You even in the fire. I declare I’m coming out more blessed than I’ve ever been in my life because I’ve put my trust in You. I pray the same for other men as well. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Daniel 3:12-30, James 1:2-4, 1 Peter 1:7

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Stay By the River of His Word

August 17, 2020

“But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law he meditates day and night. He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf also shall not wither; and whatever he does shall prosper.” Psalm 1:2-3, NKJV

A tree cannot survive without water. But with it, a tree can thrive. You are a tree of righteousness, and in these times, it is vital to stay by the river of God’s Word. Do not underestimate its’ power. His Word flows abundantly with everything you need. He will meet you right where you are. There is no greater shelter, no greater comfort, no greater counsel, no greater offense than His Word.

He framed the world with it. Jesus fought with it. He healed with it. You will win with it. His Word has the power to keep us planted and thriving. It doesn’t mean we won’t go through anything, but God’s Word will sustain you and feed you through it.

Confession: God’s Word is powerful. I am a tree of righteousness and I will plant my life by the river of His Word. It flows with guidance and sustenance. It flows with strength. I will thrive in these times because I fill my heart with what He says. I fill my mind with what He says. His Word will provide counsel for every situation in my life. I will meditate on Your Word and prosper!

Study: Psalm 1, Joshua 1:8, Hebrews 4:12

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Let God keep you.

August 16, 2020

“…Do not arouse or awaken love until the time is right” Song of Solomon 8:4, Berean Study Bible.

It’s important in relationships that you keep sex out of the picture in the dating process. It confuses your soul and your entire body. It makes it harder to hear God’s voice and His direction. Your body is precious. Your man parts are precious and only to be enjoyed by your future wife. I know saving yourself for marriage is not at all popular in the world today, but if you let God keep you, He will greatly reward you. He will reward you with a strong friendship built on trust and commitment. He will reward you with the greatest sex life in marriage.

Your future wife will be the right woman for you. She will be everything you need, wrapped up in what you want. Tell your body no when it’s screaming for sex. Tell your body, “My future wife is going to satisfy this part of me.” You have the same self-control that Jesus walked in, and with His help, you can do this! Trust Him and watch how the Lord blesses you beyond your wildest dreams with His right woman for you!

Prayer: Father God, I need your help to keep my body under control. Help me, Lord, to see your prize and give me something to look forward to that will help me wait for what you have for me. I ask for your forgiveness for my sin. Restore my purity Lord and help me glorify you in this area. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: 1 Corinthians 6:16-20

New book coming soon, “Best Friends, Best Sex” by Bernard and Kesha Trippett! Stay tuned…

Devotionals

You’re Not Staying the Same

August 15, 2020

“For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “The just shall live by faith.”” Romans 12:2, Message Bible.

You can walk up to your front door of your house and put your key into it. However, you won’t enter in until you put your hand on the doorknob and turn it.

What God has spoken, and is speaking, about your life is in front of you. You have the key, who is Jesus. It’s time to enter into another level in your relationship with God. It’s time to discover and enter into the plans and purposes God has for your life. You won’t be the same man as before. You are growing in Christ more and learning to be led by the Holy Spirit. Everything in your life is going higher, including your humility and freedom to be the man you now are in Christ.

Declare and say to yourself, I’m not staying the same.

Prayer: Father, I thank You. I desire what You have spoken to be experienced in my life. Help me, Jesus, to allow you to transform me so that I can walk in the plans You have for me. From spiritually to financially, I humble myself to applying Your word. Take my prayer life and word life higher! Take everything higher! I refuse to stay the same. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: John 14:6; James 1:25 & 4:6; Galatians 5:1

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A Message from the Lord for You

August 14, 2020

“Be still, and know that I am God…” Psalm 46:10, ESV.”

“I am in control. I want you to know that I am in control. I see all that you see. I see all that you experience, and I am still in control. I want you to know that I am in control, so that you will be in control over your thoughts, over your mind, and over how you see your outcome. Be still and know that I am God. You are in My hands. I am in control says the Lord.”

Study: Genesis 50:20, Romans 8:28, Proverbs 16:9, Isaiah 14:24, Job 12:10

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Talk Victory

August 12, 2020

“In God we boast all day long, and praise Your name forever. Selah”, Psalm 44:8, NKJV.

The last thing the devil wants to do is deal with a man that talks victory. Every time he comes against you, all he hears is your talk of faith and victory.

A victorious believer is a speaking believer about how he will overcome through Christ. This is the man that praises and makes his boast in the Lord. No matter what he sees, a victory-speaking believer is agreeing with God’s Word, and finds joy right where he is.

Your words hold life and power, and within your boast is a stirring of your mighty faith. When you boast, it helps you to see clearly your outcome in God. You see clearly that indeed great things are in store for you. Don’t allow the devil to deceive you into talking about defeat because there is none found in God. Stand toe-to-toe with the devil and declare who your God is. Joyfully tell him he is no match for the Great I AM. Boast on Jesus Christ and what He has done for you. His plan for your life is unfolding right before you, the goodness of God is coming and your victory cannot be stopped.

Prayer: Father, Thank You for Your Word. You have overcome for me. Help me to not talk defeat, but talk victory! By faith, it is already done! I boast in your face devil that My God is good and He is able. Thank You God I have victory in this situation. Thank You for the awesome plan You have for me. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: 1 Corinthians 15:57, 1 John 5:4, Isaiah 53:5, Proverbs 18:21

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It’s never over with God

August 11, 2020

“I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the Lord” Psalm 118:17, NKJV.

When a sports team is down with seconds left in a game, the world will count them out and everyone says it’s over. Sometimes, life can feel that way.

When it looks like nothing is happening, God is behind the scenes at work in your life. People may have counted you out, but even right now, He’s at work in you.

It’s not over until you are free. It’s not over until you are walking in His plan for your life. If He allowed you to lose your job, know that He’s going to give you a better one. Your turn around will be so great, that only God can get the glory. You will look back and say look what the Lord has done in my life. It’s never over for the man that will trust in Him.

Prayer: Father, You are good and with You, it’s never over. I declare it’s not over and the best is yet to come because You are on my side. I say by faith my best is happening right now. You are at work right now. Steer me during this time. Help me to obey and keep praising You because it’s not over. I will see Your glory in my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: John 10:10, Romans 8:28 & 31-39

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Reach Your Family

August 10, 2020

“What do you think? If a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them gets lost, will he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountain and go in search of the one that is lost?” Matthew 18:12, Amplified.

One day while on Facebook, I came across a post from one of my cousins, who seems to always have posts about no one cares, his problems and what he’s going through. The Holy Spirit spoke to me and said that’s who I want you to go after. You’re so focused on reaching the world, but you have those right in your midst that is lost.

There is a place for witnessing and going after those that are already close to you that need Jesus–your family. You’ve been divinely connected to them. There are those already near, that if you slow down, watch and pray, He will show you family that you just may be overlooking.

The Lord didn’t intend on your spreading of the Gospel to be complicated, but very simple and the devil doesn’t want you to receive a revelation of that. Ask yourself what would show the love of God to them the most–right now? What is their real need, and how can you meet it? Some of your family need your time, and some need wisdom on how to get through their challenges. Some have been giving up on and forgotten, and God wants you to step in and say He hasn’t.

I challenge you to reach your family. Leave your comfort, and go after them.

Prayer: Father, thank You for Your word today. Help me to simplify it and show me how to reach my family in these times. Help me to minister to that have been giving up on and forgotten. That family member that is always posting on Facebook about their problems–I pray for them now. Help me to love them in a great way. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Acts 1:8

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You Have to Keep Pushing

August 9, 2020

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing.” 2 Timothy 4:7-8, NKJV.

The reward is ahead, so keep pushing. The promise is before you, so keep pushing. Just because you have to push, doesn’t mean it’s not God’s will for you. Just because you have to apply great effort, doesn’t mean it isn’t yours to possess.

It is a battle sometimes to keep the faith in order to see your victory. One step of obedience after the other, one transparent prayer to God after another. The struggle to get what the Lord put in you, out of you is real. Yet, if we want manifestation in our lives, we have to push ourselves beyond what we’re comfortable with.

Even if you need someone close to you to hold you accountable to what God has spoken to you, do it. Whatever it takes. Don’t get stagnant now. Keep pressing. By God’s grace, you can keep pushing.

Prayer: Father, I praise You! You are my all and all, and I thank You for encouraging me to keep pressing. Help me, Jesus, to keep pushing like You. I can’t get stagnant now. I thank You that my reward is ahead of me, even in these times You are doing great things for me. I ask and receive the grace to keep pushing. Hallelujah! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: 1 Corinthians 9:24, Hebrews 10:35-36 & 12:1

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I Won’t Forget You

August 8, 2020

“So it shall be, when the Lord your God brings you into the land of which He swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give you large and beautiful cities which you did not build, houses full of all good things, which you did not fill, hewn-out wells which you did not dig, vineyards and olive trees which you did not plant—when you have eaten and are full— then beware, lest you forget the Lord who brought you out…” Deuteronomy 6:10-12, NKJV.

Increase is coming, and you may say in your own life is already here. Great things are happening, and you are in a promised place. God has been good to you. But remember once you have eaten and are full, don’t forget God.

The man that remembers God remembers where God brought him from. It was the Lord that kept you going. He paid the bill just in time, He gave you the wisdom, He sent the help you needed, and kept the family happy while you got your stuff together as a man. It was and has been God’s goodness all along.

As God blesses you more and more, walk in the principles of humility and wisdom more and more. Keep Christ as Who you obey and serve. The man that remembers God is the man the Lord will continue to bless.

Prayer: Father, I won’t forget You. Help me to remain obedient and faithful when Your goodness shows up in my life. Give me meekness and humility like you, Jesus, even while I’m experiencing great blessings. I will put nothing else before You. So whether I have little or when I am full, I will not forget You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Deuteronomy 8:3-14, Psalm 115:14, Proverbs 30:8-9, Luke 16:10

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He’s putting your life back together again.

August 6, 2020

“So I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten, the crawling locust, the consuming locust, My great army which I sent among you. You will eat in plenty and be satisfied…” Joel 2:25-26a, NKJV.

I remember when my first car was involved in a wreck. It was while I was working with my manager, and I backed into a pole. The cost to repair the damage was $452. One day at work, a semi-tracker trailer was backing into one of our docks and hit my car while parked in the exact place that I had the previous damage. I ended up getting the repair performed for free. I was amazed at how things end up working out, and it was fixed as if nothing ever happened.

You may not see it right now, or understand how God will get you through the experiences in your life that weren’t good. You may need an area repaired or restored. Although what you’ve lost is real, the restoration of God is just as real also. You are seeing and will see the glory of God, His goodness, in a powerful way to put you right back where you belong. He will put your life back together and restore the years you’ve lost. He’s even going to refresh in you those visions and dreams, and stir up those gifts again. The days ahead, even right now, you will give God praise as He satisfies you because He is putting everything back together again.

Prayer: Father, I praise You for how You restore. You are an awesome God and excellent in all Your ways. Help me to just remain in faith and keep praising You. I’m seeing right now, and I’m going to see even better days than I’ve ever seen because of Your goodness. Thank You for putting my life back together again. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Joel 2:25-27, Jeremiah 17:14, Isaiah 60:1-2

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A Made-Up Mind

August 6, 2020

“And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, ‘This is the way, walk in it,’ when you turn to the right or when you turn to the left” Isaiah 30:21, ESV.

Take on a made-up mind today. You will receive what God is showing you, and you will walk in it. Your experience of what you receive in your life will be one way or another based on when you make your mind up to follow that voice you are hearing. It’s the Lord speaking to you. You may have all kinds of thoughts going on in your head, but make up your mind on you will believe Him about your challenge, about your life. Walk in the way that will bring manifestation to what you want to see happen in your life this year. The sooner you make up your mind, the sooner you’ll eat of God’s plan for your life.

Prayer: Father, I give You praise, and You alone are worthy of it. I hear You speaking to me. I hear a voice behind me, and it’s You. Help me to have a made-up mind on trusting You. Help me to have a made-up mind on going in the direction You have for my life. May I not turn to the right or left, but believe and walk in it. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Psalm 32:8, Jeremiah 33:3, Isaiah 41:10, John 10:27

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I Will Praise Him at All Times

August 3, 2020

“I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth” Psalm 34:1, NKJV.

Sometimes, you have to stop everything you’re doing right where you are and bless the Lord. Praise Him for His goodness and His mercy, and for all that He has done. Praise Him in the midst of these times we are in. Praise Him because He has come through for you every time. He is up to something amazing in your life. So praise Him now.

Make praise your attitude and your expression of faith. No matter what you’re experiencing, you won’t complain. No matter how others are responding, you have decided that you will bless the Lord, and His praises will continually be in your mouth. When you tell the Father He is awesome, and He can do all things, the Father will inhabit your praise, and tell you that you are awesome and you can do all things also. When You say You are my Provider, He will say I have already provided for you now. As you bless the Lord, you’ll find Him blessing you!

Give God the glory with your praise and watch your joy remain full. Watch your strength remain full, and your eyes of faith are kept on the Waymaker, on the One Who is good to you.

Prayer: Father, You are worthy, and I will praise You, even in these times. I will praise You for everything You have done for Me. I bless You for the great things You are doing in my life. I praise You for being my Savior, my Provider, my Deliverer, my Waymaker, and Friend. I remind myself of Who I serve, and nothing will keep me from blessing You. Hallelujah! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Psalm 71:14, Ephesians 5:18-19

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Your Lane of Purpose

August 2, 2020

“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do” Ephesians 2:10, NIV.

A tool can be utilized much more effectively when we know the purpose of it. For example, a spoon was created for eating soup. When that spoon is doing what it was designed to do, it is most useful. However, take that same spoon and use it to cut steak, and you will have a great deal of work ahead of you. Eating is going to be much harder, overwhelming, and frustrating. As good as the steak is, you can’t enjoy it as it was meant to be enjoyed.

Aside from our purpose to live for Him and know Him, God has something He created you for. You are an original, built and designed by God with a specific purpose in His mind, not yours. Without walking in His purpose for your life, it will be hard, full of toil, frustration, confusion, and fear. Don’t fight against it any longer. Yield and completely surrender to Him. Completely surrender to being you. Seek God and get into your lane of purpose.

Prayer: Father, thank You for creating me with a purpose in mind. I desire to know that purpose. I surrender my life to You. I surrender to being who You created me to be. Help me cooperate with You every day of my life as I allow You to use me! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Jeremiah 1:5

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Ask Him for it.

August 1, 2020

“For it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure” Philippians 2:13, NKJV.

I’m sure when you were a little child, you wouldn’t hesitate to ask your parents for literally everything. You would ask your dad to help open a jar that’s too hard to turn, tell your mom when you needed something to eat, or ask for wisdom. No matter what it was, it always made sense that if you need help with anything, you would ask them for it.

I’m learning more and more to go to God for literally everything in the same way. I’m learning more and more to come to the end of myself from the start. Like a car with no power steering, even our will (the desire, the want to) in some areas is too hard to turn toward Him–without Him.

If you desire a work of the heart to be done in you, ask Him for it. If you want upright living when no one is looking, ask Him for it. Because of Jesus, we can without shame come boldly and say, Lord, I don’t love you like I should. Help me to love You more. God is able and will perform a marvelous work in you. With child-like faith, He wants you to come to Him. Whatever it is, come to the end of yourself and ask Him for it.

Prayer: Good morning, Father, here I am. What I want and need in my life, I ask You for it. Move in me. Right now, I take my hands off of it and even ask for the will, the desire–the want to–for more of You. By Your power, do a marvelous work in me. I thank You for it, Father. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Psalm 51, Philippians 4:13

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Teach me to do Your will

July 31, 2020

“Teach me to do Your will, For You are my God; Your Spirit is good. Lead me in the land of uprightness” Psalm 143:10, NKJV.

When a student doesn’t know how to do what they’ve been instructed to do, a good teacher will take the time to show them how.

I have to admit that like that student, I need help in my life. There are some things I have found myself continually doing, even when I make a great effort to stop. I have also found myself knowing what to do, yet for some reason, I still haven’t changed my ways. I need God to teach me to do His will.

This goes beyond us just knowing or being aware of what to do. This goes beyond even understanding it. It is when our actions catch up to where our heart is because our sincere desire is for more of God. It is when our actions show we want to arrive at the places God wants to take us. It is when our actions show we don’t want the sin or something else in our lives that secretly is harming and hindering us.

Ask God to teach you to do His will. No matter where you are, He is still your God, and His Spirit is there to help. His Spirit is good. If you allow Him to teach you, He will lead you into a great place for your life.

Prayer: Father, You are my God. Teach me. I don’t want to keep doing the same things in my life. Show me how to change. Help me, God. Help me apply Your word. I ask for a hearing ear and a humble heart, so You can teach me to do Your will. Thank You in advance. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: John 14:26, Romans 7:18-20, Philippians 2:13

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Seeing That The Lord Reigns

July 30, 2020

“The Lord reigns; he is robed in majesty; the Lord is robed; he has put on strength as his belt. Yes, the world is established; it shall never be moved. Your throne is established from of old; you are from everlasting. The floods have lifted up, O Lord, the floods have lifted up their voice; the floods lift up their roaring. Mightier than the thunders of many waters, mightier than the waves of the sea, the Lord on high is mighty!” Psalm 93:1-4, ESV.

The Lord is mighty and He reigns. Strength is the belt of the Lord. He doesn’t lose a battle because He reigns. He has all dominion and authority. The earth is His footstool. He decrees and His word comes to pass. When you see the Lord as He is, you’ll see that your adversary has no power. When you have a perspective that God is in control and that He has all power in His hands, your adversary’s attacks won’t rob your peace and joy.

As you look out on the landscape of your day and your life, the hand of God is reigning over it all. Tell every area of your life that the Lord reigns and He will have the final say. His will and His promises will stand.

Father, I glorify You and thank You for Who You are. You are King and You reign. Help me to rest in knowing that over every situation, You reign. I will let nothing rob my peace and joy today. No matter what the devil says, You will have the final say because You reign! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Psalm 24 & 93, Proverbs 19:21, Nehemiah 9:6

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I can’t do it on my own.

July 28, 2020

“But He gives more grace. Therefore He says: ‘God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble’.” James 4:6, NKJV.

When you wake up in the morning, one way to begin your day is to acknowledge in prayer that you can’t do it. It’s humbling to not only say you can’t but to honestly realize you can’t do it on your own. You have no godly strength to overcome on your own. There’s nothing good you can do, or become by yourself without the Lord.

This humility is what swings the door wide open for the grace of God to operate in your life. It causes the grace of God to be poured out to you, as God sees a humble man that truly needs and desires Him to be a part of his life. You will witness an Almighty God meet your need with detail. He will respond to your humility with grace, your weakness with strength, and your questions with answers. This kind of approach in prayer, not eloquent words, is what God will always respond to.

Prayer: Father, as I begin my day, I acknowledge I can’t do this without You. I can’t. You are all I need. I ask that You respond to my humility with an outpouring of Your grace. Holy Spirit rest upon me and give me Your strength to live for You. Let Your love, wisdom, and power reign in my life today. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: John 15:1-5, 1 Corinthians 15:10, 1 Peter 5:6 & 10, Ephesians 3:8


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Nothing less than what He promised you.

July 26, 2020

“The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly” John 10:10, NKJV.

If the company you work for came to you at the end of the week with only some of your paycheck, that would not be okay with what you received. Most of your paycheck would be better, yet that still wouldn’t due either.

You did all of your work, therefore, you rightfully expect all of your compensation–nothing less.

Rightfully expect nothing less than an abundant life. Jesus came and lived a sinless life, loved, discipled, saved, healed the sick, opened blind eyes, caused the lame to walk, delivered, empowered, forgave, endured, and then, gave his life on the cross for you and I. He finished the work. He sowed his life so you can reap an abundant one. Now as a son of God, you can rightfully expect everything he paid the price for.

It is the Lord’s joyful desire, and His plans are still to bless your life. Expect nothing less than being free in Christ, nothing holding you back. Expect nothing less than what Jesus has provided. Expect nothing less than what He promised you.

Prayer: Thank You Father for Your Word. Thank you Jesus for the work you finished on the cross and I can rightfully expect to be blessed above measure. I am free. I believe You, and I will expect nothing less than to experience Your promises in my life. It is Your joyful desire for me. Thank You, Lord! In Your name, I pray, Amen!

Study: 2 Corinthians 1:20, Jeremiah 29:11

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You don’t have to be perfect for God to use you.

July 25, 2020

“For what does the Scripture say? Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness” Romans 4:3, NKJV.

“Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong” 2 Corinthians 12:10, NKJV.

Abraham wasn’t perfect at all. He lied about his wife being his sister and slept with his wife’s handmaid. Yet, he believed God, and the Father accounted his faith as righteousness. Because he didn’t allow his shortcomings to hinder his obedience, he walked in God’s purpose for his life, becoming the father of faith and of many nations.

The Father doesn’t just know your strengths, but He knew your flaws, the mistakes, the failures, and everything else about you and your life. He knew all of you, and He still called all of you. You’re not perfect, but Jesus is your complete perfection. The Father isn’t asking you to be perfect before He can use you. He’s asking for your faith in Him to show Himself strong even in your weaknesses. We are like cups with a hole at the bottom, but in Christ, God uses us to carry water to thirsty souls.

You don’t want to miss what God has for you. He loves you. He had a great plan for Abraham, and He has a great plan for you. Don’t allow your imperfections to keep you from obeying God.

Prayer: Father, thank You that I am washed and made new in Christ. I am made perfect, not by my works, but through faith in You. Help me to let You use me, flaws and all. May I glory in weaknesses instead so You can show Yourself strong. I don’t have to be perfect to obey You. I receive Your love today. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Genesis 16:4, 20:1-3; Romans 5:1, Galatians 3:1-9, 26, 1 Corinthians 1:30

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Favor Surrounds You

July 20, 2020

“But let all those rejoice who put their trust in You; Let them ever shout for joy, because You defend them; Let those also who love Your name Be joyful in You. For You, O Lord , will bless the righteous; With favor You will surround him as with a shield” Psalms 5:11-12, NKJV.

We can rejoice and shout for joy because Jesus became your substitute and satisfied the debt of sin. The debt of sin has been removed, and your sins have been thrown as far as the east is from the west. They truly have. You stand in Christ as righteous as he is, and now a holy God has come near and surrounds you. Like a shield on every side, His favor surrounds you.

Favor is simply God delighting in you because you received His love through His Son. You accepted His Son, and God’s delight is to accept you not based on what you’ve done but grace–the unmerited favor of God. It may come, but don’t allow condemnation or guilt to surround you. Favor surrounds you. Don’t allow hopelessness to surround you. Favor surrounds you. Despite what is happening around you, in between all of it and you, in between the enemy’s attacks and you, is the favor of God. He will bless you.

Prayer: Father God, thank You for the favor I now through Jesus Christ! I will shout for joy about it. Help me to understand more and more the favor I’ve received. I say out loud that I am a blessed, forgiven, and loved. Help me allow nothing but Your favor to surround me. Things will work out because of Your favor. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Genesis 39:21, Proverbs 8:35 & 12:2, Psalm 35:27

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It’s not the time to condemn them.

July 19, 2020

“When Jesus had raised Himself up and saw no one but the woman, He said to her, ‘Woman, where are those accusers of yours? Has no one condemned you?’ She said, ‘No one, Lord.’ And Jesus said to her, ‘Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more.’” John 8:10-11, NKJV.

You will notice the only One that could have condemned the prostitute was still there. But He didn’t. The One who could rightfully accuse sent all her accusers away.

You can choose to be like the accusers, or you can be like Jesus. People are desiring to see Jesus right now. Stoop down like Jesus, get into their dirt, and allow Christ to extend the grace, forgiveness, and love found in Him.

Be careful not the condemn the stripper. Be careful not to condemn the man that’s doing what’s illegal to feed his family, the fornicator, the drunk cousin, or anyone that isn’t living the way you think they should be living. It will keep you from loving them, when love is what they need the most. This is the love that will cause someone to go and sin no more.

Prayer: Father, I give You all the honor, praise, and glory. I thank You for helping me not to condemn people, but to love people. Forgive me if I’ve been condemning, or have been an accuser in my heart. Help me to reach others with grace. They need Jesus and the love that’s found in Him. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: John 3:17 & 8:4-11, Luke 6:37, Romans 8:1-2, 1 John 1:9-2:2

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Fill My Day, Fill My Life

July 18, 2020

“You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore” Psalm 16:11, ESV.

“For you make him most blessed forever; you make him glad with the joy of your presence” Psalm 21:6, ESV.

Father, You are awesome, and I praise You. Thank You, Jesus, for saving me. Thank You for waking me up today and giving me life. Now I ask that You fill my life. Fill all of it–everywhere. Fill me with Your word. Fill my day with Your presence, and my mouth with Your praise. Fill me with Your peace. With outstretched arms, get involved in everything that concerns me.

Fill my decisions. Fill my day with goodness and wisdom. This is the day that You have made, and I will rejoice and be glad in it! Let my cup run over because You are with me. You are my strong Tower. You are my Shield. Fill my day with Your favor! Fill me Holy Spirit so much so that I bear fruit without effort. I declare love, joy, peace, goodness, gentleness, longsuffering, faithfulness, self-control, and kindness are filling me now. This will be a great day. This will be a day full of You! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Psalm 81:10, 2 Corinthians 3:17, Galatians 5:22-23, Ephesians 5:18-20

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The Safest Place

July 17, 2020

“You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance” Psalms 32:7, NIV.

The safest place to be is in the will of God during these times. As long as you remain in it, you will come out victorious. Yes, weapons will be formed, but they will not prosper. You will prosper instead. Desire the will of God and pursue it. The goodness of God is real and is experienced in His will.

Ask God, what is His will, and are you in it? What is Your will for my family? What are the steps to take in fulfilling His plan for you? When you hide in Him, He promises songs of deliverance for you. He will surround you will favor as a shield. When you abide in His word, He will guide you and handle all the matters of life. Many voices may be pulling after you, trying to tell you what to do, but in His will is the safest place to be.

Prayer: Father God, I thank You for Your precious wisdom spoken directly to me. I’m safe in Your will. Victory is in Your will. No matter what I see or hear, help me to stay in Your will and not go my own way. Give me wisdom and direction. Be glorified in my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Psalm 5:12, Proverbs 18:10

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Expecting His Goodness in Your Life

July 16, 2020

“Praise the Lord! (Hallelujah!) Oh give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; For His mercy and lovingkindness endure forever!” Psalm 106:1, Amplified.

“I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth: Psalm 34:1, Amplified.

If He was good before, He will be good again. Your past isn’t all the goodness you are ordained to see, but He’s being good to you now and will be in the days to come. You may not know how or it may be in a way you didn’t notice, but His goodness is surrounding you right now. Look forward to as for certain and expect something good from God!

This is the reason the psalmist declares to keep praise on your lips. The understanding that He’s good will keep you in a place of thanksgiving and appreciation, in spite of what you experience.

Even in this hour, it seems like the devil is going to win, but the Lord is strong and masterfully at work for you, and will show up with goodness in His hands.

Prayer: Father, You are good! Because You are always good, I praise You Lord and I thank You! Your love abounds toward me! You have been good and you will continue to be good to me. Help me to expect Your goodness in my life. Let my faith stand on this mighty truth. You will bless me. You will provide. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Psalm 23 & 106, Romans 8:28

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Keep Going

July 14, 2020

“Now it happened, on a certain day, that He got into a boat with His disciples. And He said to them, ‘Let us cross over to the other side of the lake.’ And they launched out.” Luke 8:22, NKJV.

Sometimes, everything isn’t going to look like you want it to look. It won’t be how you would like it to be. Yet, those are the times you have to keep going until it does.

You can take your towel and wipe your sweat with it. You can take your towel and wipe your tears with it. But don’t throw it in.
Storms may come, and the winds may blow but have a made-up mind that you are going to the other side. You are going to have what God said you will have. You are going to be the man that God has called you to be. Your finances will be well. Your family will thrive.
Let the memories of your last victory encourage your faith for the next one (John 6:12), and you keep going. If He said it, He’s going to do it.

Prayer: Father, I thank You and praise You. You are the Almighty God, powerful and awesome in all Your ways. I say I see my victory already. I choose to walk like a man of God today. I ask for a deep rest about it all. Let my heart be after only you, Jesus. I will keep going. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Luke 8:22-25, Mark 8:18-21

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If He said it, He will do it!

July 13, 2020

“Then said the Lord to me, You have seen well, for I am alert and active, watching over My word to perform it.” Jeremiah 1:12, Amplified.

We can make a strong commitment to do something, but there is still a possibility, something will come up. Things can happen out of our control that can keep us from doing what we said we would do. Yet, God is infallible, holy, righteous, and faithful. Nothing will come up with Him. He is the only One that can and will always keep His word to you.

The Father is not surprised by where you are. He isn’t sweating bullets, wondering can He meet your need on time, nor should you be either. He’s not worrying or under any pressure about how can He get you into what He predestined for your life, nor should you either. Choose to rest in the character and faithfulness of God Who covers you, and He won’t let you down. If He said, He will do it!

Prayer: Father, thank You for Your ability to do what You said You will do! Nothing will come up and You are always on time. I can rejoice today because You watch over Your Word to perform it. You are active and You will bless me with what I have need of. I choose not to walk under any stress. Help me keep my mind on You and joyfully trust You! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Numbers 23:19

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Trust the Driver

July 12, 2020

“Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass. He shall bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your justice as the noonday” Psalm 37:5-6, NKJV.

Years ago, my wife and I went on an African safari. We rode in a jeep with other tourists and had to trust the driver could navigate us through it. We saw all kinds of animals–rhinos, a lion, giraffes, and elephants. We even experienced an elephant charging at us, and my wife and I were tempted to jump out the truck and run! But we trusted the driver. He gave us instructions for our safety in the midst of big animals and rough terrain. We had to give up control and let him lead the way–and we arrived back safe and it was a great blessing.

You may feel like you’re in some rough terrain in your life right now. Things in the world have gotten so deep, and your eyes see so much happening. Yet, don’t be discouraged. Don’t jump out of His will. The Lord is your driver. He knows the end from the beginning. He is sovereign, good, and is for you. It’s time to trust Him. So when the Lord gives you instructions, adhere to them. God is giving you instructions for your safety and for your good. There is a path He has for you, but you must let Him have full control. Let Him lead the way. He is taking you right into your blessing.

Prayer: Father, I give You praise. I thank You that even in rough terrain, You are my driver. You are a good God and I can trust You. Help me to let go of control and adhere to Your instructions. I will trust You right now. I will arrive at every blessed place You have for me. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Psalm 37, Proverbs 3:5-6 & 29:25, John 14:1, Hebrews 11:6

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Be Still, and Know He is God

July 11, 2020

“Be still and know (recognize, understand) that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations! I will be exalted in the earth” Psalm 46:10, Amplified.

There have been times as a man when I have had to ask myself how in the world can this work out. A barrage of questions is pacing back and forth through my mind.

Then God calmly speaks, “Be still and know that I am God.”

Be still and acquaint yourself with Who God is. Recognize and put before your eyes the truth that He indeed is God, and if anyone has already made a way and will get you what you need, He can. If anyone can open a door, He will make it swing wide open. If anyone can move the mountain, if anyone can turn it around, if anyone will provide, He can.

God will be exalted in your life. Now it will be no different. So peace–be still. The resolve for your situation is not based on your own ability, but His supernatural ability. Be still and rejoice because you are in His hands.

Prayer: Father, I give You praise and all of the glory that’s due Your name. Thank You for helping me to be still and know that You are my God. You see the end from the beginning, and You have already worked it out. Help me to stand on Your word, and I receive peace. Help me to stand in faith and allow You to lead me into whatever I need. Be exalted in my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Isaiah 41:10, Philippians 4:6-7

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The wisdom of quickly handling being offended

July 10, 2020

“Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry. Human anger does not produce the righteousness God desires” James 1:19-20, NLT.

My wife has told me not to allow certain foods, like grits or oatmeal, to sit in the pot after they’ve been made. If you let them sit there, it hardens in the pot. The pot then becomes harder to clean than if I would have cleaned it right after it had been used.

As a man, you can get angry, and yes, you can get offended too. Yet, it is wiser to quickly handle your hurt. It’s much better to quickly handle what you’re upset about right when it happens than to let time go by, and it begins to fester and harden your heart toward them. If you hold on to it, in time it will be God. Therefore the Lord says don’t even allow the sun to go down on your wrath (Eph. 4:26). You will give place to the enemy the longer you allow the offense to sit there and the devil is the one we don’t want to give any place to. With that one seed, he will use it to produce strife, pain, arguments, unforgiveness, and a root of bitterness in your marriage and in your life.

Don’t live secretly angry or offended from something you’re now bitter from. Jesus set you free. Love God’s law and imitate Him, as He quickly loves us–a holy God lets it go again and again, and gets things right with us. With Christ’s help, handle it today.

Prayer: Father, help me not to let anger or offense live in me. I desire for any seeds of offense to be plucked up and dealt within me. Help me to not give the devil any place to come in and ruin my marriage and the relationships I have. You made me free. I will love Your law of forgiveness and imitate You. Teach me how to set things back right again quickly, just like You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Psalm 119:165, Proverbs 18:19, Ephesians 4:32

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Do It With All Your Heart

July 9, 2020

“Thus Hezekiah did throughout all Judah, and he did what was good and right and true before the Lord his God. And in every work that he began in the service of the house of God, in the law and in the commandment, to seek his God, he did it with all his heart. So he prospered” 2 Chronicles 31:20-21, NKJV.

Hezekiah did what he did for God with all of his heart and prospered. Whatever calling by God is in your heart, do it with all of your heart. If you sing, do it with all of your heart. If you are a dentist, build smiles with all of your heart. If you are a business owner, strive to give the best service with integrity with all of your heart. Ministry may be your calling and God wants you to put all your heart into it. Honor the Lord to the utmost in all you do. Do it as if Jesus was doing it himself, as ministry, as service to one another.

Be encouraged to press beyond everything happening around you, and focus on Who you do it for. You love God and desire to please Him. You love people and you desire to make a difference. Give Him all that you have for the glory of God. As the Father did with Hezekiah, so He will do with you–He will prosper you.

Prayer: Father, I will do what You’ve called me to with all of my heart. I have a God to serve and glorify! Help me to remain focused on serving You and loving others. As I seek You and do it with all my heart, You will prosper me. I praise You for it. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: 2 Chronicles 32:27-33, Colossians 3:17

Devotionals

Nothing can separate you from His love.

July 8, 2020

“No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life,…nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord” Romans 8:37-39, ESV.

Through the fire, through the tough times, that try to separate you from His love, you find He’s still right there. He has proven to you time and time again, even in your mess-ups, that when He says nothing can separate you from His love, He means it. His love is what He wants you to receive today. His love is what He wants to strengthen you and find joy in. You can’t stop now. He’ll be good to you because He loves you. He’ll be merciful and gracious to you because He loves you. You won’t find a better Friend than Jesus because he loves you. You are more than a conqueror because God’s great, unfailing love will literally pull you through. We try not to talk like this as men, and we want to be strong, when all the time, His love is exactly what we need to keep us going.

Prayer: Father, I praise You, and I receive Your love for me. In tough times or mess-ups, You still love me. You did the greatest act of love be giving Your son for me. I won’t stop now. I am more than a conqueror, and Your love will pull me through. Thank you, Jesus! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

(Study: John 3:16; Romans 5:20, 8:35; Ephesians 2:4-5)

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Rise!

July 7, 2020

“For a righteous man may fall seven times and rise again, but the wicked shall fall by calamity.” Proverbs 24:16, NKJV.

For a just man, falling is not final. Who are the just? It is those whose sins have been taken away through Jesus. You may have fallen down, but you are just. You get back up. You rise.

A just man will never stay down because he is reminded that God is with him. He knows goodness and mercy follow him all the days of his life, and God’s mighty hand will always help him up. If you’ve fallen, rise from your place and take your seat as being seated in heavenly places in Christ Jesus. Set your heart to receive God’s abundant grace and know that His plan is always intact. He has a plan already prepared for your comeback and your ultimate victory.

You are God’s man, and you are needed in these times. Your wife needs you. Your children need you. Turn away from any condemnation, shame, or regret. Let the joy of the Lord be your strength. Let it empower you to rise!

Confession: I choose to not wallow in a mistake but rise with joy and the knowledge of God’s acceptance of me. I serve a merciful and faithful God. Since He’s not condemning me, I will not either. I get back up! I am the just, and I am who God says I am. I rise from every circumstance. I am needed in these times. God’s plan for me will never change, and surely I have restoration ahead. I will never quit on the LORD because He never quit on me. I will praise Him! I rise!

Study: 1 John 1:9, Psalm 23, Romans 8:1-2

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Take Up Your Cross

July 6, 2020

“Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.” Matthew 16:24, NKJV.

I can say that I don’t always feel like getting up in the morning to study and pray. Yet, with the decision before me to seek Him or not each day, what God has begun to spring up within my heart is that I have to take up my cross.

It is a decision as a believer you must daily make. Your day and your year depends on it. Experiencing the will of God for your life, your family, provision and blessings depend on it. Taking up your cross is when you go before Him, and truly surrender your will and your plans, for His will and His plans. It is the place where you give up your weakness and receive His strength. The cross is the place where you give up your way to handle your situation, and let Him be Lord over it, and allow Him to direct you on what to do about your situation.

It is humbling and it’s where the rubber meets the road, but Jesus says if any man will come after him, he must deny himself (say no to himself), take up his own cross, and follow him. I have found my greatest life, and have become a better man then I’ve ever been through the cross–and you will also.

Prayer: Father, thank You for Your word. I’m taking up my cross today. Here is my will and here are my plans, and I receive Yours. Here is my weakness and I receive Your strength. I say yes to You today. Help me today to humbly deny myself and follow Jesus. You are the Good Shepherd of my life. I will trust in You. Thank You for blessing me through the cross. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: John 10:10, Psalm 23

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Realize how precious life is and be thankful.

July 5, 2020

“This is the day the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it” Psalms 118:24, NKJV.

The only reason you have breath this morning is that the Lord provided it. The only reason you opened your eyes is that He blessed you to open them.

If you consider that you have just been blessed with life, you will realize how precious life is. When you humbly think out of the thousands of people that didn’t wake up, but you did, you will realize how precious life is and be thankful. Regardless of what you face, the thankfulness of life outweighs your concerns and puts them in their proper place.

Stop and occupy your heart with the blessing of life itself and praise Him. Rejoice, and be glad. No matter what you have, some would immediately trade you for your health, your right mind, your eyesight, your family, your peace in Christ, for every ounce of wealth they have because life weighs in as the greatest blessing.

No matter what you’re going through, as long as you have breath, there is always hope. God has graciously extended to you life today–so He must desire that you live it!

Prayer: Father, I praise You for the blessing of life. You gave me life today, and I will rejoice. I am alive. Therefore, You want me to live! Help me to trust You will handle all of my concerns as You have always done. May I not always be found looking for a blessing, that I forget I’m already blessed. Thank You, Lord! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Psalms 103 & 138:8, Galatians 2:20, 1 Timothy 6:6

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You’re going to have to fight for it.

July 4, 2020

“That you do not become sluggish, but imitate those who through faith and patience inherit the promises” Hebrews 6:10 & 12, NKJV.

The promises of God are yours. They indeed are yours, yet they sometimes won’t be easily handed to you. You’re going to have to fight for it, even if it is a fight within. It may require you to sacrifice and be patient. It may require some early mornings and late nights. You may have to fast. You may have to turn off some things. You may have to increase your education or change your spending habits. Whatever it may be, you are going to have to be diligent and tenacious about where God is taking you.

Nobody may see you, yet your Heavenly Father does. He sees your labor of love. He sees your tears, your press, and He will provide the grace to help you. He sees your fight to give more to Him than you ever have, and my brother, He is right there. He will reward you.

Jesus fought and finished. Be strong in God’s grace (2 Timothy 2:1)! Keep the joy of making a difference before you. Keep the joy of God’s will and heaven before you. His call is worth it. That promised land is worth it. Changing lives is worth it.

Prayer: Father, thank You for encouraging me. I realize that I have to fight for it. Help me to do that. Help me to walk in Your grace provided to help me possess what You have for me. Refresh me, Father. I will continue to praise You for the joy of my labor of love, my victory, my promise land. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Joshua 1:5-8, Hebrews 12:2, Psalm 84:11, Philippians 3:13-14

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Being Fully Persuaded

July 3, 2020

“He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God; and being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform” Romans 4:20-21, NKJV.

Abraham didn’t see how the promise of a child would happen, but he was fully persuaded and gave the Lord praise. Faith is being fully persuaded in Who God is, what God says, and what He is able to perform. He wants you to remain strong in believing Him right now.

The same thing God wanted from Abraham then, is the same thing He asks from you now. The enemy wants you to stagger, but the Lord says have faith in Me. Praise Me. You may not even understand why you’re going through it, but faith is choosing to hold on to what God told you when you have every reason to let go. Don’t let go. What He said, He is able to perform it.

Take Him at His word and be fully persuaded to the place that you obey Him, that you are led by Him. From your obedience will come your own experiences with God like never before of what He will do, how He will come through–not just for someone else–but for you.

Prayer: Father, thank You for speaking to the core of my faith. Teach me more and more about Who You are, and strengthen my faith through the power of Your word. By faith, help me to obey You. I choose to praise You and be fully persuaded that You will do what You said You will do. Thank You, Jesus! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Romans 1:17 & 10:17, Hebrews 11:6 & 8

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We cry out, we need You.

July 2, 2020

“If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land” 2 Chronicles 7:14, ESV.

Father,

We need You.

We need You. This is our heartfelt cry to You today. There are so many hurting. There are so many in pain. Many people are dying. Father, we cry with humility and say what is happening in the world is beyond what we can fix. Within ourselves, we are incapable of stopping this virus. Within ourselves, we cannot stop everything that is happening all at once. Step in and do what only You can do. We need You.

The world needs what only You can provide. You are the Relief. You are the Cure. You are the Answer. Jesus is the Way. It is the love of Christ that can change the heart and cause us to truly love each other. According to Your word, as we humble ourselves, repent, and seek Your face as Your people, You will heal our land. Open the eyes of the unbeliever to the light of Your gospel. Only You be glorified in the earth. We need You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: John 14:6 & 27, Proverbs 14:34, 2 Corinthians 4:4, Matthew 18:19

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Remember Your Outcome

July 1, 2020

“Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all My pleasure” Isaiah 46:10, NKJV.

No matter what you are going through, be reminded of the outcome. Many times I have felt pressure all around me, even now, yet the one thing that has kept me was the faith that victory is on the other side.

God is going to bring you through it. You may not understand how He will do it. It may look bleak, or it may seem like it won’t ever change. Yet, know that the Lord’s outcome will prevail. Amid your challenges, your faith can only stand, your joy can only rise, your praise can only be voiced when you stop and consider what the Lord has done, and focus on what He said your end will be.

This will steer you away from worry and keep you moving forward. It will bring you peace, contentment, and triumph within. This will encourage you to keep standing because the outcome is in His hands, not man’s. Continue to allow the Holy Spirit to lead and guide you, even with what you are mindful of. Your outcome is blessing and victory!

Prayer: Father, thank You for reminding me of the outcome You have said it will be. You are a good God! Your Word is perfect and sure. I can count on You at all points in my life. Help me to be vigilant and stand against all pressure around me. I will set my mind on Jesus. I will set my mind on the outcome. Hallelujah! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Isaiah 26:3, Jeremiah 29:11, Psalm 16:8, 18:30; Romans 15:13

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Your Source Comes First

June 28, 2020

“O God, You are my God; early will I seek You; My soul thirsts for You; My flesh longs for You In a dry and thirsty land where is no water” Psalm 63:1, NKJV.

“You need to check your Facebook and the news, you have to send that e-mail, you have to prepare to go somewhere, your wife wants to discuss those important plans, what about the electric bill, how will you elevate the business, you must decide about your mortgage, that big client is coming next week and you have to get ready for that…”

In the morning, all of these things and more are waiting on you with pressure. They all say we come first. They all say we’re most important; however, nothing is more vital than your time with God. Your relationship with Jesus is your greatest possession in these times. The wisdom for everything else hinges on it alone. You are about to travel on a road you have never been to, and it is important to have your Guide close. You are in a dry land and He has all the water, from joy and peace to patience and power, that you need.

Either we will seek God early prior to our success, or we will seek Him after our failure. The devil wants to rush you right past your relationship with the Lord today. Yes, you need to handle other things. However, you need God more.

Confession: God is my source for all things. Nothing is more important than seeking Him first. He is the key that unlocks every door. I will search for Him early. I will search for His wisdom early. I will search for His power early. I will seek Him first. I will inquire of Him and find out what He thinks. That’s my plan and He will handle everything else.

Study: Matthew 6:33

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When fear comes to grip you, stand on the Word.

June 27, 2020

“When I am afraid, I put my trust in you” Psalm 56:3, ESV.

“My peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you…Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid” John 14:27, ESV.

My mother has successfully been living with congestive heart failure for over 15 years now. She changed her diet and has been doing everything needed by the doctor to live a normal life. Yesterday, she called me sounding very weak and said she was on her way to the emergency room. After she spoke, immediately fear came to grip me that this was her last day. But the Spirit of God spoke to me and said stand on the Word. Not only stand on My written Word, but also on what I told you about her life that she will help you in ministry and she’s not going anywhere. She left the hospital feeling better.

When fear comes to attempt to grip your life, stand on the Word of God. Stand not only His written Word, but also stand on what He has specifically said He will fulfill in your life or someone close to you. If He said it, He will do it and no devil in hell can change what God has promised.

Standing on the Word means to apply it in your moment. Stand on the Word with prayer, including agreeing with others to stand praying with you. Speak the Word and the Word only. Speak only what He said specifically to you what He will do.

God has not given you the spirit of fear, but of power, love, and a sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7). You are equipped to not allow fear or any form of it, to rob your joy, your peace, or your ability to emotionally function. A stronger Man has come, Who is Jesus Christ. You can say no to fear and stand on His Word!

Prayer: Father, I praise You. Your Word is settled and true. With so much happening, when fear comes to grip me, help me to stand on Your Word. Remind me Holy Spirit of what You said will come to pass. Let that be my response. I cast my care on You today. Jesus is greater and I will walk in victory. In Jesus’ name, Amen

Study: Exodus 14:14, Psalm 34:4, James 5:16, 1 Peter 5:7

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Give attention to what you sow.

June 26, 2020

“Don’t be misled; remember that you can’t ignore God and get away with it: a man will always reap just the kind of crop he sows! If he sows to please his own wrong desires, he will be planting seeds of evil and he will surely reap a harvest of spiritual decay and death; but if he plants the good things of the Spirit, he will reap the everlasting life that the Holy Spirit gives him” Galatians 6:7-8, The Living Bible.

Within every decision, the law of sowing and reaping is active. If you sow time into God’s Word and in prayer, you will reap power and victory for your day. Within your marriage, if you sow love, you’ll get some loving. If you sow words that support and nourish your wife, you’ll reap the building up of your marriage. But if you sow control and disrespect, you’ll reap aggravation and her rolling neck. If you sow into the Spirit mercy, love, and truth, you’ll reap the eternal things which last.

Consider what you sow, because it will produce after its’ kind. God desires for you to reap His fullness, His abundance, and every good thing He has for you. Your harvest will always be greater than the seed you sow. Submit to the Lord and sow the right kind of seed today!

Prayer: Father, thank You for helping me to understand this spiritual law. From my decisions in my calling and my marriage, to what I pour into my children, help me sow what pleases You today. I thank You for reaping a great harvest in my life because I sow the right seed. I receive it now! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Genesis 8:22, Luke 6:38

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You Will Thrive

June 24, 2020

“The righteous shall flourish like a palm tree, He shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon. Those who are planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God” Psalm 92:12-13, NKJV.

“Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers” 3 John 1:2, NKJV.

You were made to thrive. You were made to soar. You were made for much more. Even under pressure, you still will thrive. Even when the unexpected happens, you still will thrive.

Jesus has given us the ability to thrive, to flourish, to prosper under the most unlikeliest circumstances. You are planted in the Lord, and you are planted in His house. It may look like you will be last, but you will be first. It may look like you will be at the bottom, but somehow God says your end will be on top.

Thrive is what you do.

Prayer: Father, I praise You today. You are good to me. Help me be planted and stay planted in Your house. Because I’m planted in You and in Your word, I will thrive. Even in the unlikeliest circumstances, help me to know that I will still bring forth fruit in my season. The devil can’t stop me. Let Your Spirit continue to fill me and direct me. I declare my life will prosper. I will thrive. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Psalm 1:1-5, Proverbs 11:28, Job 14:7-9

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God’s Perfect Will Starts in Your Land

June 23, 2020

“Now the Lord had said to Abram: Get out of your country, from your family and from your father’s house, to a land that I will show you. I will make you a great nation; I will bless you and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing” Genesis 12:1-2, NKJV.

I found a local Kroger that wasn’t doing so well in sales. It was built in a very awkward location and hard to reach off the main road. Well, it moved less than a mile away across the street, and now the store is thriving. Being in the right place is what made the difference.

God told Abraham to go into a land that I will show you, and there is where I will bless you and make your name great. If you want the perfect will of God, if you want to experience the blessings God has for your life, it starts with being in your land. If we’re honest, some of us are at the wrong company, have started the wrong business or didn’t start one, are at the wrong church, have settled in the wrong city, and are dating the wrong woman.

Pursue to get in your land. There is where God will abundantly bless you. There is where God’s favor will surround you. There is where you will begin to hear more of God’s plan for you. There is where you will become great and become the greatest blessing.

Prayer: Thank You, Father, You are good, and Your mercy endures forever. I desire to be where You want me to be, not where I think I should be or have been told by someone else. I refuse to be off course. Forgive me if I missed Your direction. Tell me where to go, and I will go, Lord. Get me into my land, Your perfect will for my life. I praise You for it. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Genesis 12:1-3; Proverbs 8:35

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Your Cup Runs Over

June 22, 2020

“You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; my cup runs over” Psalm 23:5, NKJV.

I want you to literally get a cup and set it in front of you. As you look at that cup, say this with me: My cup isn’t empty. My cup isn’t full. My cup runs over.

Running over in the Hebrew here means satisfaction and wealth. You have no shortages in every area of your life, including Christ in you. When God says your cup runs over, He means it. He has given you all things that pertain to life and godliness. Jesus is your Good Shepherd and as a shepherd overflows the cup for their sheep, so does Christ do for his sheep.

Some things you may not physically have in your hands yet, but you will. He has prepared a table before your enemies for you. You will see the goodness and mercy of God. What you see with your eyes in the distance that God has for you is coming closer and it is about to come to pass. Let it be a reminder that every cup in your life is running over.

Prayer: Father, I sincerely thank You. Jesus causes my cup to run over. You are filling my life with satisfaction and wealth that can’t be explained. It is because of Jesus that I’m blessed and victorious. I access what I need right now and let it run over. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Psalm 23, John 4:13-14, Ephesians 1:3, 2 Peter 1:3

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Father, You Are Priceless

June 21, 2020

“But now, O Lord, You are our Father; we are the clay, and You our potter; and all we are the work of Your hand.” Isaiah 64:8, NKJV.

There is no price tag to who you are as a father. You are priceless. You can look, but you won’t find a replacement for your God-given ability to mold and shape who He has placed into your care. Your children and your wife will never get from someone else what they can only receive from you.

Another man can say the same thing to your children, but it won’t have the same impact as when it comes from you. When daddy says you can do it, they believe it. You give identity and purpose. You give a perspective of victory to your wife and children. You mold and shape. You have a God-given position and voice in your home, and money can’t buy who God has made you.

May you feel honored and appreciated on this day as a father. Your children are as clay in your hands, and everything God is to you, you are called to be to them. In the climate of the world around us, don’t get weary now. Continue to be engaged in your priceless role as a father. Be a reflection of your Father, and love them like Christ.

Prayer: Father, I honor You today. I’m honored You made me a father. Help me to always be mindful of my value and the impact that only I can make. I am priceless in the earth. Help me to lead my family and to be a good father like You. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Matthew 7:11, Proverbs 13:22 & 22:6, Hebrews 12:5-7

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Exalt the Lord above your circumstance!

June 20, 2020

“The Lord lives! Blessed be my Rock! Let the God of my salvation be exalted” Psalm 18:46, NKJV.

The Father is the Most High God. All of His ways are perfect, and there is no one like Him. He is Alpha and Omega. He is holy and righteous. The Lord is good. He is love, all-wise, your Counselor, Redeemer, and Strength!

When you exalt the Lord and bless His name, you lift God up above what you’re going through, and something powerful happens. When He is exalted, acknowledged, and put in His proper seat of authority, everything else is put in its’ proper place—including you. He lifts your head and exalts you. He lifts you up, reminding you of who you are, that the devil is defeated and that you are seated together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus with victory!

When you tell God what you see in Him, He will tell you what He sees in you. He will affirm that the same great God that you are exalting lives on the inside of You. Because He can do it, you can do it. Because Jesus reigns, you reign also.

Prayer: Father, You are great, and there is no one like You! You are all-powerful and You reign. You are faithful and good! I thank You that as I lift You up above my circumstance, You are lifting me up above it also. Lift me above my feelings and set my faith on Your truth. Christ has given me the victory. I receive joy and I will rejoice in this new day You have made. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: 1 Chronicles 29:10-12, Ephesians 2:4-6

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He brought you out, to take you in!

June 19, 2020

“Then He brought us out from there, that He might bring us in, to give us the land of which He swore to our fathers” Deuteronomy 6:23, NKJV.

Israel had a terrible and hard past of slavery in Egypt that God brought them out of. He delivered them with mighty miracles and wonders that were not to be forgotten. They were to be told even to this day how the Lord brought them out. Yet, the Father’s heart was not to only bring them out of it but to take them into their Promised Land.

No one will ever know your story or your past. God has done wonders in your life and delivered you. He has helped you move beyond what was too strong to get through yourself. However, when things get tough, the enemy comes against us to try to get us to doubt or question if we’ll make it. Yet, be comforted and encouraged in knowing that if He brought you out, He will bring you in.

It is the sole reason He brought you out, and just as powerfully as He brought you out, it will be even more powerful when He takes you in. Continue to trust Him. He brought out of sin, to take you into real freedom. He brought you to His Son, so He could turn your entire life around—and He will.

He brought you out, to take you in!

Prayer: Father, thank You. I praise You for bringing me out. But that’s not all. I praise You because You will take me in. In spite of what I’m going through, help me to keep following Jesus. You have a plan for my life and it will come to pass. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Deuteronomy 6:20-23, John 10:10

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If He’s repeating it, hold on to it.

June 18, 2020

“This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success” Joshua 1:8, NKJV.

Let me ask you a question. If God spoke to you and said the same thing to you three different times, what would you immediately say to yourself?

I need to really hold on to this.

As you seek God at this moment in your life, if God begins to speak something to you over and over, the Lord is speaking something to you that is very important for your season. It is important to get you through whatever you may be facing, or you may be about to face. Whatever He is saying or showing You in His word, begin to give great attention to it.

This is what God did with Joshua, and he kept it before him to possess the land already given to them. This is what Jesus did with Peter, which helped him get up and move forward to do what he was ultimately called to do.

I believe there’s something God wants you to remember in these times. It’s something you need to hold on to with a tight grip and don’t let go. Like a song on repeat, keep it before your eyes and on your heart. It will be the very word that helps you get through a valley, that helps you move forward. It will be the very word that helps you succeed and possess what God has for you.

Prayer: Father God, I thank You for speaking to my heart. Help me to hold on tight what You are speaking to me. I receive it, Lord. Let it be like a song on repeat in my life, and may what You speak to me, carry me forward into what You have for me. Be glorified in my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Joshua 1:6-9, Psalm 1, John 21:14-17

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According to Your Word Prayer

June 17, 2020

“So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; it shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it” Isaiah 55:11, NKJV.

“He sent His word and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions” Psalm 107:20, NKJV.

Father, I thank You and give You praise today. You are an awesome God and Your Word never falls to the ground, but it accomplishes what You send it to do. I set my heart to agree with what You say about me. I set my spirit man to receive Your Word and what Christ has done for me. Let it be so in every area of my life, including healing in my body and mind, according to Your Word.

Let healing flow in my body according to Your Word (Isaiah 53:4-5). Let love, joy, and peace flow in my life according to Your Word. Let victory in my health and prosperity manifest today in my life according to Your Word (3 John 1:2). I am more than a conqueror (Romans 8:37). According to Your Word, the battle is not mine, but the Lord’s. According to Your Word, faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God, and even now, as I declare Your Word over me now, my faith is rising and today will be a great day because I know You, and You know my name (Psalm 91:14). I say I am blessed and whole through Jesus Christ. Be it unto to me according to Your Word. Hallelujah! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Matthew 9:20-22 & 35, John 6:63, James 5:15-16, Romans 10:17: Psalm 107:20

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God is love.

June 15, 2020

“He who does not love does not know God, for God is love” 1 John 4:8, NKJV.

“For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision avails anything, but faith working through love” Galatians 5:6, NKJV.

If your son has any kind of need, the first thing you want him to really know is not how much money you have in the bank. He doesn’t even need to know that you are the president of a company and you have volumes of accolades. The very first thing you want him to be grounded in knowing in his time of need is that you simply love him. Because by this truth, your son will know you will aid him, will be there and there’s nothing you won’t do for him, even if it even costs you.

You are God’s son and the first thing God wants you to receive is that He loves you. He IS love. He is not evil. He sent Jesus, not to show His strength or to get glory, but to say He loves you. He sent one son to save another. It doesn’t matter how many times you’ve messed up, it doesn’t matter how broken we may feel, it doesn’t matter what you’re going through, His love is the same as when Jesus died for us.

As you think on the revelation of His great love for you, allow it to help you to have faith in His word. You can say I see the peril in the earth all around me, but God loves me. You can stand and believe He will move for you. He will meet your need.

Prayer: Father, there is nothing you won’t do for me your son. Nothing. Whether I feel it or not, you love me. I thank You that You will always meet my need. Help me to receive the revelation to the core of me that You love me, and even share it with others. Let it be applied in all I do and cause it the spark great faith in my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Study: John 3:16, Matthew 18:19, 21:22

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Seize Your Moment

June 14, 2020

“The lazy man does not roast what he took in hunting, but diligence is man’s precious possession” Proverbs 12:27, NKJV.

A lazy man, knowing that he needs to eat, will not cook what he caught. It is amazing that the Bible describes this man as lazy. From the onset, you would say he at least gets credit for his hunting, but there is a point that scripture wants to reveal to us.

Laziness or procrastination can come at any point while we are pursuing God’s will for our lives, even when it’s time to prepare, and when it’s time to seize what He has for us. There are seasons that we enter into that call for our utmost diligence in order to seize the moment and seize the doors that God has opened. You have the opened door, you have the opportunity, you have the favor, you have the support, yet you also have to remain diligent to walk through them. Your diligence will determine whether you possess of what God has set before you.

This is why God calls your diligence your precious possession. It will help you eat of what you have pursued, what you have waited so long for, what you have worked so hard for, what you have endured and believed God for. Now it is before you. It’s time to prepare what God has blessed you with and enter into what He has for your life.

Just as excited as you are in knowing God’s will, remain just as excited to execute it. Seize your season.

Prayer: Father, I praise You! You have placed everything I need before me. Help me to not let up now. I come against any hindering spirit in Jesus name. Refresh me Father. I ask for strength by Your Spirit. Thank You for the grace and diligence to seize this time in my life. Glory to God! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Proverbs 13:4, Galatians 6:9, Hebrews 6:10-12

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He Is Greatly to be Praised!

June 13, 2020

“From the rising of the sun to its going down the Lord’s name is to be praised. The Lord is high above all nations, His glory above the heavens” Psalm 113:3-4, NKJV.

As I looked outside my window this morning, I saw a clear, blue sky. The brightness of the sun was perfect as it it was rising. I watched soft, fresh breezes come by and blow on the trees. I heard the sound of birds chirping, as if they were happy to be alive. I was too.

It’s the simple things that we find God in and see He hasn’t changed. Things are happening all around us, but look outside. You will see the Lord hasn’t changed. His goodness, beauty of life and what He has in store for you hasn’t changed. His greatness is still unmatched. He reigns, and He is greatly to be praised!

Prayer: Father, thank You for speaking to me. From the going down of the sun, to the rising of the same, You are to be praised! You are Creator, Alpha and Omega. All that I see, including me, speaks of Your glory. Jesus is Lord. You haven’t changed and Your plans haven’t changed for me. You are greatly to be praised! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Psalm 148:1-14, Jeremiah 29:11, Malachi 3:6

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He Made An Oath to You

June 12, 2020

“Thus God, determining to show more abundantly to the heirs of promise the immutability of His counsel, confirmed it by an oath” Hebrews 6:17, NKJV.

When a man makes an oath, that man enters that oath with the utmost diligence about doing what he said and knowing he has the resources to carry it out. If a mere man does this, the God that created heaven and earth, the God that is able to say what will be and carry it out.

God made a covenant with Abraham. He made an oath and swore by Himself because there was none greater. He made an oath not to settle His word–His word does that alone. He did it to settle the disputes of our hearts. You don’t have to be afraid, but you can have faith today. He will keep His covenant with us, a better covenant filled with better promises in Christ Jesus. He wants you to know that even in these times, you can count on Him. 

Your Father will move heaven and earth before He let’s His word fail you. Confirmed by an oath, He carries out every single one of His promises. So let your joy rise, as you more and more allow to settle in your heart that God not only gave His word, but He made an oath and if He said it, He will do it.

Prayer: Father, You made an oath when You didn’t even have to. You swore by Yourself. You want me to live free, have peace and believe You. Your word is sure and I declare I will not worry in these times. I serve a good God that made a good oath toward me. I praise You and I’m going to keep standing on Your promises. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen!

Study: Hebrews 6:11-18, Psalm 119:89

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They’re fighting God, not you.

June 11, 2020

“‘Therefore, in the present case I advise you: leave these men alone! Let them go! For if their purpose or activity is of human origin, it will fail. But if it is from God, you will not be able to stop these men; you will only find yourselves fighting against God.’” Acts 5:38-39 NIV.

There’s a saying that goes, “Your arms are too short to box with God”. Peter and the apostles were before the Sanhedrin after they were imprisoned, and the Sanhedrin were trying to prevent the apostles from preaching the Gospel when a respected Pharisee told the council that if what the apostles were doing was from God, the Sanhedrin wouldn’t be able to do anything to stop them. As a matter of fact, he said that they would be fighting against God, not the apostles. In other words, their arms are too short to box with God.

The same principle applies to all of us. If we apply ourselves to do what God has instructed us to do, anyone who opposes us isn’t fighting against us, but against God. In the same way that Peter and the apostles didn’t fear the Sanhedrin and others that opposed them, we shouldn’t fear anyone who
opposes us as we carry out God’s will for our lives. Any problem people may have with us living for God has nothing to do with us, but the God we serve. The Lord will protect you and provide for you, and no one can do anything about it!

Prayer: Father, I bless Your holy name! I have confidence that no one can hurt me or stop me as I follow Your word and do Your will. You promised that You would never leave me nor forsake me, and I rest in Your promise. I pray for Your mercies for anyone who opposes me because they are opposing You, and I ask You to bring those people into the knowledge of who You are and into repentance. I ask this in Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Deut. 3:22, Joshua 1:5, Acts 5:27-39

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It will be like a dream when God is done.

June 9, 2020

“When the Lord brought back the captivity of Zion, we were like those who dream. Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing. Then they said among the nations, “The Lord has done great things for them.” The Lord has done great things for us, and we are glad” Psalm 126:2-3, NKJV.

There is one thing about God that you must know. He will never allow His children to go through the fire, through the test, and the valley and not experience His grace and goodness in an abundant, outweighing measure in their lives.

When God turned the captivity of Zion, they were like them that dream! They were walking around saying pinch me. God is blessing and working things out for me in such a way that I feel like I am dreaming! The nations around them said surely they are the nation whom the Lord has blessed. The enemy will witness God exalting you and blessing you. Your situation is only temporary. God has a greater plan and it involves you being blessed in a great way.

Prayer: Father, there is none like You! Thank You for helping me to go through the valley experiences in my life. Thank You for being with me when my faith is tested and tried. I declare I will be as those that dream how You turn things around for me! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Job 42:10, Psalms 126, Joshua 2:1, Psalms 23:6, Romans 5:20

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You Will Not Live in Regret

June 8, 2020


“Do not remember the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing…” Isaiah 43:18-19a, NLJV.

“So if I fall and if I fail
I will trust Your mercy is
Greater than all of this
And if I bend and if I break
I’ll trust the hands that hold me are
Greater than all my regrets”

-Tenth Avenue Band

Regret is when there is sorrow aroused by circumstances beyond one’s control or power to repair. What do you do when something happened or you made a decision, and now you have to live with what you can’t change? My biological father wasn’t in my life for almost 30 years due to drug addiction and still says he regrets not being there. He is fully aware he can’t get that time back. Now, he is living with something that he can’t change. I have my own decisions and mistakes that I would like to take back, relive and change, but you know what–I can’t.

And you can’t either.

This is the essence of regret. Yet, understand the power of a mighty God, who wants you to let go of the former, so you can lay hold of what’s new.

Your heavenly Father is not only good, but He is the Healer of all sorrow, including of what you can’t change, and has joy in His promises. When the Lord created you, He already knew that would happen, but He still says I will finish your story and your end will be as I have said it would be.

Prayer: Father, I needed that. You care about what I’ve experienced. You care about the regret of my decisions and mistakes. I give them to You permanently, and when thoughts come, I will decide to give it to You again. I will not live in regret, but I will be open to the new thing You have for my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Psalm 147:3, Eccesliastes 7:10, Isaiah 42:9, Philippians 3:13-14

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What is He telling you to do

June 7, 2020

“Peter, seeing him, said to Jesus, ‘But Lord, what about this man?’ Jesus said to him, ‘If I will that he remain till I come, what is that to you? You follow Me.'” John 21:21-22, NKJV.

At a pivotal moment, before Jesus ascended to heaven, he gave Peter and John two different instructions on what their assignments were when he is gone. As Peter asked Jesus about John’s assignment, Jesus’ response was essentially what I tell John to do doesn’t concern you. Let your focus be on what I’ve told you to do.

You may see another believer doing things that are different right now from what you’re being led to do. That’s okay. Their assignment may be different from yours. Let your focus be on what has Jesus told you to do during these pivotal moments we are living in. What is He telling you to do regarding your call? What is He telling you to do regarding leading your family? What is telling you in the midst of a pandemic? What is God specifically telling you to respond to injustice, protesting, and all of the unrest? Whatever it is, do it for God. Don’t do something for man, but because the Lord told you to.

Prayer: Father, I glorify You and praise You for all you’ve done for me. Thank You for speaking to me to keep my focus on what You want me to do and how to respond to what’s happening around me. Help me not to be moved by man, but only move by Your Spirit directing me. The best place for me is always in faith and in Your will. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: John 21:15-23, Romans 1:16-17 & 8:14

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Be Careful Who You Follow

June 6, 2020

“And Jesus answered and said to them: ‘Take heed that no one deceives you. For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many” Matthew 24:4-5, NKJV.

I had a dream last night that I was in a big, hot-air balloon that I let someone else steer. I asked them did they know how to steer and how to get us to our destination and they said yes. For some reason balloon had sliding doors, which I shut and went to sleep. Then, all of a sudden a loud crash woke me up. The person that was supposed to be steering the hot-air balloon was nowhere to be found. We had run into the back of an airplane, and it was nosediving into the ocean and taking me with it. I was standing at the edge of the balloon and right before it hit the water, I jumped off and was able to swim to safety.

Be careful who you follow. Don’t back anyone the Lord is not telling you to back. Don’t entrust anyone the Lord isn’t telling you to entrust. We are in a time where you are going to have to know the voice of God, know who is truly for and against Christ, beyond what you see or what they say. We are in a time where you will need to be able to discern what’s of God and what isn’t. Ask God to help you see beyond what you physically see and trust His leading in these times.

Prayer: Father, I give You praise and I thank You for blessing me with wisdom in these times. I ask for understanding and discernment of the times for me and all of Your people. Help me to see beyond sight. Help me Holy Spirit to know what and who is really for Christ. You will never lead me wrong. Thank You for being with and for me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Matthew 24:1-6, 1 Chronicles 12:32, 1 John 4:1, Colossians 2:8, Hebrews 5:14

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Keep your mind stayed on Him.

June 5, 2020

“You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You” Isaiah 26:3, NKJV.

We all have minds and they are going to be on something. If we are worrying, anxious, and fearful regarding what’s happening around us, our trust is in something or someone else other than God.

If your mind is on Him, that means you are trusting Him. Things may come to try to get our minds to wander away, but keep it on the Father and His word. Trust Him to be your way-maker, your help, your strength, your Provider, and your delight. Keep your mind on hearing and obeying Him, trusting that everything will fall in place when you do. Keep spending time with the Lord, trusting that He will give you what you need for your day. Set your heart on taking care of His business because He will faithfully handle yours.

Seek God above it all, trusting you will lack nothing, including joy and His strong, steadfast peace. You will notice that He will supply a perfect peace of mind and heart when it is on Him.

Prayer: Father, thank You for the joy of Your word. I say what You say: You will keep me in perfect peace when my mind is on You. You are always the answer. Help me to keep my mind on the One that can and will meet our needs. Help me not to wander to a place of anxiety and fear in my mind. Help me to trust You. I set blinders on my mind right now and I receive the grace to keep it on You. All I need in Christ and I thank You for perfect peace! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Romans 8:6, Philippians 4:6-8

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You Can Rest

June 3, 2020

“For we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world. There remains therefore a rest for the people of God” Hebrews 4:3 & 9, NKJV.

You may see a lot of unrest, but the Father wants you to rest. You may see a lot of trouble, but the Father doesn’t want you to be troubled.

God wants us to enter into a place of rest in our lives because we believe His word. Things that can trouble us, make us fearful, or burdened down, don’t bother us like they use to. We believe God and we rest.

God doesn’t want your rest and peace to be dictated by circumstances; that isn’t real. If good things are happening, you’re a happy man. Yet, if you see or hear of trouble, in an instant, your mood changes, and you are troubled and burdened. Just like you put a letter within an envelope and seal it there, put your faith in Him, and seal it there–and rest. He is still in control.

As a parent tells their child to trust they will take care of it, so does God say to you. He has a real rest and a real peace He wants you to walk in, and be a light for Him.

Prayer: Father, I desire real peace and real rest. Help me to believe You when you tell me You got me. Help me to guard what I’m taking in. I come against being troubled and fear. I will not come short of this promised rest. I thank You for rest and peace because I believe You. I believe Your word. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Hebrews 4:1-10, John 16:33, Matthew 24:6

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Only Be Strong and Courageous

June 2, 2020

“Only be strong and very courageous, that you may observe to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may prosper wherever you go” Joshua 1:7, NKJV.

We wait on God for a lot of things. Yet, at some moments in our lives, He’s waiting on us. He’s waiting on you. Destiny is waiting on you. God already did what He’s going to do. He already opened the door. He cleared your path. He has made the way. Now, only be strong and courageous.

You have to take a courageous step of faith in order to receive what He has for your life. It’s your time to perceive the waiting is over. You don’t have to wait for Him to say, or do anything else. Obey God my brother. That vision inside is waiting on you. His blessings and your destiny are waiting on you. Only be strong and courageous.

Prayer: Father, thank You for meeting me where I am. I’ve been waiting on You, but You’re waiting on me to do my part. You’re waiting on my obedience. I ask for the strength and courage to do what You’ve put in my heart to do. You are with me. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Joshua 1:1-9, Hebrews 11:6

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Have Your Way

June 2, 2020

“So He said to them, “When you pray, say: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven” Luke 11:2, NKJV.

Sometimes at points in our lives, we don’t know what to specifically ask for from God. Some things are happening in your life outside of your control that you truly don’t understand. You don’t know which way to turn or how to change. The decisions you make are crucial right now, especially in the new year, and it’s important to make the right ones.

One of the greatest, constant prayers that you can pray in those moments is for the Father’s will to be done in your life and to have Your way. You don’t know everything, but He does. He knows your current and future needs. He also knows how to turn your heart, into a heart like His.

Trust Him and pray that He have His way within you. Ask for God to have His way in your dating and in your marriage. Ask for God to have His way in your home. Ask God to have His way in those situations in which your hands are tied and only He can turn them around. Ask sincerely for the Father to have His way, and then, allow Him to.

Prayer: Father, I thank You for Jesus showing us how to pray. You are holy and there is none like You Father. I humble myself and sincerely ask for Your will to be done. You know every detail. You know every need. Have Your way in the earth. Fix me. Change me. Have your way in me, and may I yield and allow You to do it. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Jeremiah 18:4-5, Psalm 143:10, James 1:5

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Give Him Everything

May 31, 2020

“Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us” Hebrews 12:1, NKJV.

It’s something as a man when God begins to ask you for everything and you know it. No one knows He is asking for that area or more of you, but you. There is something He is dealing with you about in your heart. He wants everything in your life to be given to Him–your time, your focus, your mind, your strength and your priority. He wants to be your agenda.

He is asking for everything in this hour. He has a new place for you. If something is in the way, know that the Father with lovingkindness and grace, is asking for it. As He asks of you, give it to Him. Let Him be the Man in charge and trust Him. It can be the biggest test of your faith when God asks for everything, but it will produce your greatest reward.

Prayer: God, thank You for Your Word. You have been speaking to me. You want my all. You are God and You are calling me higher. You have something for my life that I can’t explain, and I must trust You. Help me to surrender all Jesus and give You everything. I thank You for experiencing everything You have for me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Hebrews 12:1-2 & 3:7-13, Mark 12:30, Revelation 3:20, Hebrews 3:7-13

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Let patience have it’s perfect work.

May 30, 2020

“But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing” James 1:4, NKJV.

Sometimes, we wonder why God hasn’t moved, why something hasn’t happened, or when will God cause you to get beyond a trial. Sometimes, He is simply shaping patience in you. It may not feel good at the moment, but when patience is complete, you won’t lack the perfect will of God in your life. 

Like being in one room in your home, know that God is in another, working on something needful in you and for you that you may not be aware of. The Father is forming Christ in you where you need Him to be formed. He is preparing the best wife for you that you are unaware of–and preparing you. He is opening doors for you that you’re unaware of. He is working on blessing you with something far better and eternal than you can ask or think of. He is building and preparing you for great things.

Prayer: Father, You are a good God and I have to admit, my faith is being tested and You are teaching me how to be patient. It’s tough, yet it is doing an invaluable work in me. It’s humbling me. You are God and You know what’s best for me. Hallelujah! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: James 1:3-4, Luke 8:15, Hebrews 6:12

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Encourage Yourself in the Lord

May 28, 2020

“And David was greatly distressed; for the people spake of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters: but David encouraged himself in the Lord his God” 1 Samuel 30:6, KJV.

As men, we have a lot of responsibility, and we pursue to handle it all. However, we can fall short. Things also can happen out of our control, and we can become faced with becoming heavy and greatly distressed. This is what happened to King David. At a hard moment in his life, David felt defeated and needed to be encouraged. Yet, he didn’t go to his friend. He didn’t go to the prophet. To receive what he needed, he went directly to the Lord.

Sometimes, no one else will be able to deeply encourage you. At that point, you must decide that you will not stay in a place of heaviness and encourage yourself in the Lord! No one can encourage you like the Lord. No one can lift your burdens like the Lord. No one can revive you like the Lord. No one can give you a second wind like the Lord. No one can show you the way out like the Lord!

He will strengthen the core of you. He will put might in your heart. His peace will keep you when your back is against the wall. His Word will remind you of Who He is and Who you are. In prayer, the Father will speak to You and assure you that everything is going to be alright.

Do as David did. Encourage yourself in the Lord.

Prayer: Lord, I thank You that I can encourage myself in You. There is no one like You. Encourage me, Lord. You are my fortress, my healer and my Provider. I don’t feel like it, but I praise You now. I receive strength in my heart and peace in my mind Father. Thank You, Father, for lifting my head, and like David, You will show me what to do. I have the victory! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: 1 Samuel 30:3-20, Psalm 3:3

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You’ve tried it your way. Now try it God’s way.

May 27, 2020

“And He said to them, ‘Cast the net on the right side of the boat, and you will find some.’ So they cast, and now they were not able to draw it in because of the multitude of fish” John 21:6, NKJV.

All night some of the disciples had been pursuing to make a catch and nothing worked. Jesus told them to cast your net on the right side and you’ll find some. When they did what the Lord said, then they reaped abundant success.

There have been times where I just came to the end of myself. I came to an end of my doing it my way, leaning on what I think will work and the direction I think seems best, continuing to find myself not reaping in life. Only when I did what the Lord said, is when the plan and blessings of God unfolded for me.

There are great blessings in store for you. Your fulfillment is at the door. Your increase is at the door. Yet, it will only be experienced when you honestly answer that you haven’t caught anything, and come to the end of yourself, your own understanding, your own intellect, and decide to do it God’s way. Save your efforts and do it your way no more. Surrender your plans for His. Let this be the year you go to the other side, and you will find every single blessing unfold before you.

Prayer: Father, I have come to the end of myself. I’ve tried and like the disciples, I’ve caught nothing. I decide to do it Your way. I decide to live like You’ve been telling me to live. Help me to have faith in Your plan, Your ability and I thank You for every single blessing unfolding before me. In Jesus’ name Amen.

Study: John 21:5-6, Jeremiah 32:17, Proverbs 3:5-6

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Handling Missed Opportunities

May 26, 2020

“Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before” Philippians 3:13, KJV.

One thing I’ve learned about missed opportunities is if you’re not careful, they can take your attention off the ones that are right in front of you. If you dwell on missed opportunities, if you give them your attention, if you live in their regret, they have a way of causing you to miss more.

The best response and comfort for a missed opportunity is wisdom. It is wise to take your eyes from looking backward and look forward. Look at what is in your hands. Look at what is all around you. I guarantee there should be something you see and something good the Lord is speaking to you. It is wise to dwell on the opportunities that God is presenting to you right now.

The Lord always turns it around, restores us, and sets us in a place where it will be as if we never missed an opportunity at all. Listen to His wisdom and move on to the opportunities ahead.

Prayer: Yes, Lord, I missed it. Yet, I receive Your mighty wisdom today. Establish Your wisdom in me and give me eyes to see what is before me now, what Your plan is now. Give me ears to hear what You still are going to bring to pass. I thank You for new opportunities for my family and me now. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Judges 4:14, Proverbs 3:18, Isaiah 43:18-19

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Your challenge, your opportunity.

May 25, 2020

“You will not need to fight in this battle. Stand firm, hold your position, and see the salvation of the Lord on your behalf, O Judah and Jerusalem.’…” 2 Chronicles 20:17, ESV.

There is a great quote that’s so true that says, “The only difference between a stumbling block and a stepping stone is how you use them.”

We all have challenges, but that doesn’t mean they make us stop. That doesn’t mean we cave in, or give up. That is the time to seek the Lord on how to rise above it. If God is on your side, a challenge is never the end-all. The Lord has given you a hope and an expected end. Your challenge is your opportunity.

Your challenge is your opportunity in disguise to build your trust in God. It’s God’s opportunity to provide, reveal, and make a way. It’s an opportunity to hold your position and watch Him fight for you, watch Him save. Draw closer to Christ, and hear Him teach you something beyond how things in your life appear.

In these times, be bold and confront your obstacles. They will turn out to be opportunities for growth and strength for you. It is our decision on how to handle it, how to respond with faith in God, is what moves us forward.

Prayer: Father, thank You for giving me the right view on the challenge before me. Give me eyes to see this challenge as an opportunity for You to do something great not only for me, but in me. Jesus, I receive Your mind on the matter and I decide to let You use this challenge to propel me forward in You. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Jeremiah 29:11, John 16:33


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It’s All By His Spirit

May 23, 2020

“So he answered and said to me: “This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ Says the LORD of hosts.” Zechariah‬ ‭4:6‬, NKJV.

How do you know what to do? How do you know what to decide or which way to turn? With as many thoughts as there are decisions, sometimes, life can feel confusing when God makes things simple. I’ve learned and am learning that it is not by power or might, but by His Spirit. It’s all by His Spirit.

His Spirit will tell you what to do. By His Spirit you will be given the words to speak. His Spirit will say go here or there. His Spirit will unction you on how He says to fix it, or how to work it out. Let go of trying to figure it out in these times, even by your own power to reason, and give the Holy Spirit room to lead you. Then, yield to Him.

Prayer: Father, I give You praise and I worship You. Your Spirit is all I need to win every time. By Your Spirit, I’ll get it done. Teach me to have faith even when I don’t understand Your unction. May I not walk in my own power or reasoning, but yield to Your mighty Spirit. By Your Spirit, I’ll walk in Your will for me. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Ephesians 5:18-20, Galatians 5:25, 1 John 2:20

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Thankful in Knowing His Character

May 22, 2020

“Therefore know [without any doubt] and understand that the Lord your God, He is God, the faithful God, who is keeping His covenant and His [steadfast] loving-kindness to a thousand generations with those who love Him and keep His commandments” Deuteronomy 7:9, Amplified.

In these times, it is important to be thankful in knowing the character of your God. He is holy and good. He is merciful. He is love. He keeps His word. He chastises those that He loves, as a father does his son. The Lord will never disappoint you. He is wise and just. He is patient. He is unchanging. He is omnipresent, therefore, wherever you are, He is right there with you.

You do not have to struggle or wrestle with thoughts contrary to God’s character. If His word is settled in heaven, it is settled about you. If He said it, no matter how it appears, He will do it. God is not shady. What you read about God in scripture is Who He is. If He said He is for you, He is truly for you my brother.

Whatever point you stand in your life today, be thankful in knowing God’s character!

Confession: Father, I am thankful I know the character of my God. I am thankful God will not change on me. He tells me what He will do and He does it. My faith is strong. My faith endures because I know God’s character. I know He is holy, good, and righteous. I know He is faithful. Anything contrary to His character is not from Him at all. I will rejoice because I serve a God with character that keeps His promises. Hallelujah!

Study: 2 Timothy 2:13, Hebrews 13:8, Psalm 100:5

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Yet, You Still Rejoice

May 21, 2020

“Though the fig tree may not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines; though the labor of the olive may fail, and the fields yield no food; though the flock may be cut off from the fold, and there be no herd in the stalls—yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation. The Lord God is my strength; He will make my feet like deer’s feet, and He will make me walk on my high hills” Habakkuk 3:17-19, NKJV.

Things weren’t going well for Habakkuk, even God’s people, the way he wanted them to. What used to be flourishing and going right, was now going wrong. But he had to make a decision and so do you.

It’s not when everything is going well that defines you. It’s when it’s not, yet you still choose to rejoice. It’s when your faith is tested, even when you don’t understand the Lord’s sovereignty, yet you still rejoice. Things may not be flourishing right now like it used to. You may have a little, when you would like more than what you have. As with Habakkuk, your field isn’t yielding food. There’s no herd in your stalls. Yet, make it your focus to rejoice because your God always saves.

He will always be good to you. He will strengthen you beyond what you feel you’re capable of. Whether He moves the obstacle or gives you the supernatural grace to leap over it, the supernatural grace to climb it. One way or another, you will win.

Prayer: Father, You are the God of my salvation. I will yet rejoice in You. Even when it doesn’t feel good or I don’t understand Your sovereignty, I will praise You. I ask for wisdom and for You to be my strength right now. My faith will stand in You. My joy will be in You Who saves. Hallelujah! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Psalm 34:1-8, Philippians 4:13 & 19

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I Will Not Fret

May 20, 2020

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” Philippians 4:6-7 NIVUK.

Paul wrote this text to the Philippians from a prison cell. It shows how amazing it is that you can have peace, even under such circumstances when we decide not to fret (continually worrying and anxious), but pray.

Naturally, it’s being a man to try to solve problems ourselves. We also try to decide and rule over the outcome. I have been guilty of trying to solve it myself. Yet, when we don’t pray, we are simply showing God that we are not depending on Him when the truth is He is everything we need. The Lord wants it to be as a natural response for us to bring everything to Him in prayer, no matter what it is, and not to fret. Let Him decide, let Him solve it, and let Him rule over the outcome, trusting in Him.

Starting today, be an ocean of calm and pray. Be still and know He is God. Don’t spend your day fretting. Give it to God and get some peace. Then, gives thanks for it. The fruit of every prayer is joy, peace, and His perfect will done for you.

Prayer: Father God. Thank you for Your ever-abounding mercy and great kindness. I don’t have to fret. I won’t spend this whole day in worry. Thank you that You always hear me and that You will answer. As I pray with thanksgiving, I receive Your joy and peace. Lead me and let Your perfect will be done in my life. I pray this in Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Psalm 141:2, 1 John 5:14-15

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It Belongs to You

May 19, 2020


“And Caleb stilled the people before Moses, and said, Let us go up at once, and possess it; for we are well able to overcome it. But the men that went up with him said, We be not able to go up against the people; for they are stronger than we. And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight” Numbers 13:30-3133, KJV.

Joshua and Caleb had a different spirit than the other men that went with them to scout out the land of Canaan. They believed that they could have what God said belonged to them. 

The men that didn’t believe that was with Joshua and Caleb, assumed in fear and saw themselves as grasshoppers and their unbelief kept them from entering into the promised land–a land flowing with milk and honey–and receiving what God had already given them. 

The Father is wanting your faith to be as Joshua and Caleb right now. What God has said is yours, it belongs to you. Take your faith and enter in. No matter the giant in your way, no fear the enemy tries to put in your way, be determined to allow nothing from keeping you from receiving what belongs to you. Even if you missed it, His will has not changed. Everything He has told you, everything God has spoken over you, He has said you are and what you can have, that is who you are and that is what you will have. 

Prayer: Thank You Lord for Your word. I can have what You say I can have. A blessed and victorious life belongs to me. Help me to see myself and Your plans through Your eyes. I will have faith as Joshua and Caleb and enter into the land you have for my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Romans 8:31 & 11:29Galatians 3:28-292 Cor. 1:20

Devotionals

A Prayer for You

May 18, 2020

“So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; it shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it” Isaiah 55:11, NKJV.

“He sent His word and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions” Psalm 107:20, NKJV.

Father, I thank You and give You praise today for my brother reading this right now. You are an awesome God and Your Word never falls to the ground, but it accomplishes what You send it to do. Set his heart to agree with what You said about him. Set his spirit man to receive Your Word and what Christ has done for him. Let it be so in every area of his life, including healing in his body and mind, according to Your Word. Let healing flow in his body according to Your Word. Let love, joy, and peace flow in his life according to Your Word. Let victory in his health manifest according to Your Word. He is more than a conqueror. According to Your Word, the battle is not his, but is yours. As I declare Your Word over him now, his faith is rising and he is healed and made whole through Jesus Christ. Be it unto him according to Your Word. Hallelujah! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Scripture references: Matthew 9:20-22, 35; John 6:63; James 5:15-16; Romans 10:17; Romans 8:37

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Become a Blessing

May 16, 2020

I have shown you in every way, by laboring like this, that you must support the weak. And remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’” Acts 20:35, NKJV.

The devil would rather you pursue a blessing, than become one. He would rather you focus on what you can receive. He would rather you to focus completely on you. It is dangerous to him when you become a blessing because you begin to make God known in the earth. It’s when the Lord makes you the very answer to someone’s prayer. You make the love of Jesus real to someone, seen and felt by someone, as you become what He freely gives away.

We are living in times where the Lord strongly desires for us to listen for His voice, and yield to the Holy Spirit when He says become a blessing. This is beyond monetary. This is in spite of what is happening around you, and yes, while it may be tough, even in spite of what you’re going through. Expect from Him the unexpected, because in an instant you could meet or talk to someone and He says yield to My goodness, yield to My love and bless them. Lay down your life and bless them.

Prayer: Father I praise You! Thank You for helping me become a blessing in these times. I ask for You to be good through me. Make me an answer to someone’s prayer. No matter what I give for Your sake, it will abundantly be given back to me. Help me to be sensitive to You Holy Spirit in this area, and make me a blessing in someone’s life today. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Matthew 10:8, John 15:13, Luke 6:38, Job 42:10

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Good morning SOTK Family!

May 14, 2020

Yesterday’s devotional was powerful and we would like for you to reflect on the devotional once again. Also, submit a prayer request for what you are believing God to do in your life. We will host a live prayer call to pray for you. Details regarding the day and time of the prayer call will be announced.

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Praise is your voice of triumph!

May 12, 2020

“Oh, clap your hands, all you peoples! Shout to God with the voice of triumph!” Psalm 47:1, NKJV.

“Let my mouth be filled with Your praise and with Your glory all the day.” Psalm 71:8, NKJV.

God told me one day, “You don’t praise Me enough”. I thought I praised God a lot. His response was, “Exactly. You need to say it more.”

The devil opens his mouth, but he doesn’t want you to open yours with praise to God. The more he can get you listening to his words of defeat, the less he has to hear of the victory you already have in Christ Jesus.

Life and death are in the power of your tongue (Proverbs 18:21), and the more you give God praise with your mouth, the more of the fruit of joy and strength you will experience. Praise is your voice of triumph, reminding you of Who God is, and keep you in faith that you will see the victory He promised you. With your praise, declare that He is all-powerful, and you have already triumphed over the enemy. The Lord is more than able to overcome any obstacle before you. He will do what He said He will do.

No matter what it looks like, set yourself to continually praise Him and shout with a voice of triumph. He has done and is doing great things!

Prayer: Father, I thank You this morning for speaking to me. You are a great God and I praise You! Help me to open my mouth and praise You. I will see the victory You’ve promised me. I will not let up on my faith in You. Every day, I will stir up the fruit of joy! I have a voice of triumph. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Psalm 40:3, Ephesians 3:20, James 3:2

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Give Me a Clean Heart

May 11, 2020

“For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart” Hebrews 4:12, NKJV.

The heart is a vital organ to all of us. It is the core of the body and without it, the entire body cannot function. When some people find they have a condition of the heart, they may require heart surgery for it to work properly again.

For some of us, we can tell something is not what it should be in our spiritual heart, because it’s not functioning properly. It’s not beating as it should. Our pursuit, our intents, and our motives are not what we know they should be. We’ve become full of fear, instead of faith. Maybe you have compromised some things in your walk. Maybe your heart has become hard and you don’t seek God like you use to.

This is not the time to continue on. God the Great Physician, is desiring to do real spiritual heart surgery, just like a physical one, in your life. As a doctor uses a scalpel to perform physical surgery, God uses His Word to perform His. The difference is His Word is powerful, and heals and delivers when it comes in contact with our hearts. It brings light to any dark place. His Word will get your motives and intentions right. God is doing heart surgery in these times. This is not the time to be fake. As you pour out truth to Him, He will pour out His truth to you and bring change to you. He desires to do something great in your heart!

Prayer: Father, I give You praise. You know exactly where I am in my heart as a man. Do a work in my heart. Help me to let Your word, the exact scriptures, to change me and I believe in the changing power of Your word. By the light of Your truth and the power of Your Spirit, make me free and give me a clean heart. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Ezekiel 36:26, Psalm 15, 51:6 & 10; John 8:32, 2 Timothy 3:16

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Thank Mom For Being There

May 10, 2020

“Now there stood by the cross of Jesus His mother, and His mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus therefore saw His mother, and the disciple whom He loved standing by, He said to His mother, “Woman, behold your son!” Then He said to the disciple, “Behold your mother!” And from that hour that disciple took her to his own home. John 19:25-27, NKJV.

Even while Jesus was on the cross, enduring all manner of agony and pain, Mary was there. Mom never left His side. She gave birth to Him, raised Him, and helped Him throughout His life. Now, when her son needed her the most, mom was there.

When you needed her the most, your mom or someone like a mother to you, was there. God made mom as a masterpiece of strength. Aside from Him, He created her to help you in life in every way. Through your pain, through your successes, through your mistakes and disappointments, through your trouble, through the times you needed prayer, mom has always been there. She has been so influential to you, so special to you. Your mother may have passed away, but she is still there helping you.

As Jesus instructed His disciples to do for His mother, be there for her–your wife and your mom. Take the time to always act on your appreciation for them. Thank them for all they have done for you. Without your wife, your children wouldn’t be here. Without your mom, you wouldn’t be here. They deserve your honor, appreciation, and care for them not just today, but at all times.

Prayer: Father, I praise You and thank You for my Mother, especially today. I love and honor her. She has been there for me. I will take care of her. Help me to always be there for her–for my wife and my mom. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen!

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You Are God’s Tailor-Made Man

May 9, 2020

“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them” Ephesians 2:10, NKJV.

I have been given suits before. Most of the time, the coat sleeves were too long, or the pants were too short. However, I have been given nice, quality suits that fit me perfectly. It was as if the suit was designed just for me.

Whatever your life use to be, whatever lifestyle that use to bring you pain, whatever you have been through, you are now newly-designed. You are now God’s workmanship. Once you received Jesus Christ, old things have passed away and all things have become new (2 Cor. 5:17). You are now like a mighty tool in His hands. You are a walking blessing and a world changer. You are not who the enemy says you are. You are not an after-thought. All that you are and every gift inside of you was carefully thought of by God Himself for a divine purpose. As you seek to know Him more, He will reveal more about you.

God’s new design for you is toward good works and we have been ordained, or fitted, in advance for them, like a suit, sized, measured, and tailor-made, just for you.

Prayer: Thank You Lord that I am tailor-made by You. I am Your workmanship in Christ Jesus. You made me new in Christ, and my divine purpose is to do good works wherever I am, beginning now. Ultimately, show me the work You have called me to walk in. Reveal to me my reason for living. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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Are You Playing Your Part?

May 8, 2020

“Then Ananias went to the house and entered it. Placing his hands onSaul, he said, ‘Brother Saul, the Lord—Jesus, who appeared to you on the road as you were coming here—has sent me so that you may see again and be filled with the Holy Spirit’” Acts 9:17, NKJV.

Steam trains in the 1800s and 1900s carried cargo and people in several cars one behind the other all across the country. The cargo cars were connected together by a small device called a linchpin. Withoutlinchpins connecting the cargo cars to each other and to the locomotive engine, nothing reached where it was supposed to go. It was very easy to appreciate the train for all the cargo it brought, but no one paid much attention to the linchpins because they were hardly seen.

Much like the linchpin, Ananias played a small, yet critical part in the life of the early church and the New Testament as a whole. Without Ananias being obedient to the Holy Spirit, Paul’s conversion experience wouldn’t be complete and all his writings would not have been accomplished. Can you imagine the lives that would’ve never been changed by Paul’s ministry if Ananias had not played his part?

God has given all of us a job to do and part to play in fulfilling His will. The question is can we be faithful to do our part, even if it’s as small as a linchpin? Scripture teaches us not to despise humble beginnings because He takes pleasure in the work being started. Just because you may be doing something that seems small and unnoticed, doesn’t mean that what you do isn’t of the utmost importance to the Father. No job or role that is done in obedience to God is ever insignificant, and He will honor your faithful commitment and obedience in His service.

Prayer: Father God, thank you for loving me and including me in Your divine plan. Lord, help me to understand the job You’ve given me so I can play my part in furthering Your will on the Earth, no matter how big or small. I praise You because You take pleasure in me doing whatYou’ve called me to do. Let Your will be done in my life and I ask it all in Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Zechariah 4:10 and Acts 9:1-18

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Hold On

May 6, 2020

“Hold tight to God, your God, just as you’ve done up to now” Joshua 23:8, Message Bible.

When someone tells you to hold on, what does that look like for you? You may feel like you’re hanging by a rope on a mountain and holding on is key to your life. Some of us men are trying to hold on with our own hands and we find we can’t do it. Jesus says come and learn of me. Take the rope, tie it tight around your waist and it will uphold you. If you hold tight to Him, you’ll find He will uphold you.

With the things of God, it’s important to hold on to them. Hold on to your faith. Hold on to your prayer life and study of the word. Hold on to His truth and His will for you. The enemy desires for you to let go of the very thing that got you here. He desires to pull you away from the very habits that keep you strong and constant. The enemy knows this is how you really hold on.

Hold on to God, and He will supernaturally uphold you today.

Prayer: Father, thank You for encouraging me to hold on. Help me to continue to seek You and allow You to uphold me. No matter what comes, I won’t let go. I will hold on to Your promises. I will hold on to what You say about me. Give me strength. I believe I will see Your goodness in my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Psalm 27:13, Isaiah 41:13, Matthew 11:28-30, Luke 22:41-43

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At your breaking point, He’ll carry you.

May 5, 2020

“Save Your people and bless Your inheritance; be their shepherd also, and carry them forever” Psalm 28:9, Amplified.

There’s nothing like the carrying power of the Lord. When you feel you are at your breaking point and you can’t go another step, the Lord will carry you. He’ll step in and lift up a grown man that’s in tears, who’s tired. He’ll pick up the man who says it’s too tough right now. He’ll give hope to the man that is feeling like throwing in the towel.

I know that to be the case in my own life. When I asked God to remove the pain, and although things didn’t change, He told me He would carry me through it, and that’s when I came to know how real God is. He will do the same for you.

He said He will never leave us nor forsake us. He’ll carry you through the storm, through the loss, through the pain, through the disappointment. We must come to Him. We must believe on Jesus and come openly to Him. Everything else will fail to help us, but He won’t. He’ll meet you at your exact point of need and carry you through it.

Prayer: Father, You are good. I ask that You step in and mightily carry me through this. I feel like I can’t go another step and unless You carry me. I am at a breaking point and I need you, Lord, to pick me up. Be my Shepherd. Heal me. Comfort me. Encourage me. Carry me. In Jesus’s name, Amen.

Study: Deuteronomy 1:31, Psalm 23 & 91:11-12, Corinthians 1:3-4

Devotionals

Blessed When You Walk in His Ways

May 4, 2020

“Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the Lord! Blessed are those who keep His testimonies, who seek Him with the whole heart! They also do no iniquity; they walk in His ways” Psalm 119:1-3, NKJV.

God’s desire for a man is that he be blessed. When we are asking how to receive God’s will, not usually, not some or not even most, but every time the way into His will of being blessed is doing what’s right. It sounds very simple, but time and time again, viewing your situation and your life through the lens of righteousness will never fail.

In those times of going back and forth on what to do, in the moments of indecision, ask yourself what would be the right way to God. If you don’t know what He says in His law, turn to the word of God. His word holds every right way to love, live in Christ, and handle challenges. It holds how to treat your wife, what kind of wife to choose if you’re single, how to work on your job, financial wisdom, and wealth. It will show you how to rightly lead your family.

Set your trust in the truth that His word has all the principles you need. In all honesty, sometimes living the right way will involve a wait, make you uncomfortable, forgive, inconvenience you, or even cause you to have a truthful conversation or admit that you were wrong, but in the end, the fruit of the way of righteousness will never disappoint you.

Prayer: Father, according to Your word, blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the Lord. Help me to trust and simply do and live the right way. May this simple principle have a profound impact on my mind and my life. I praise You for being blessed when I live Your way. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Psalm 119:1-11, Proverbs 2:1-6, 3:1-4, & 28:20

Devotionals

Jesus is calling you forth.

May 3, 2020

“Now when He had said these things, He cried with a loud voice, ‘Lazarus, come forth!’ And he who had died came out bound hand and foot with graveclothes, and his face was wrapped with a cloth. Jesus said to them, “Loose him, and let him go’.” John 11:43-44, NKJV.

Lazarus was dead, but Jesus called him forth and brought him back to life. For those that use to love seeking the Lord and spending time in His presence. For those that use to love to pray and study God’s Word, but now you don’t. You use to be a man of ambition, but now you’re a man of comfort. Jesus is calling you forth!

The Lord is calling you, all of you, forth. He’s calling your obedience, your faith, your diligence, and perseverance forth. He’s calling you from the background to lead in this hour. As with Lazarus, He’s commanded all of hell to let you go. He’s spoken to sin and death, even your past, to let you go. You can walk in whatever God has destined for your life.

Jesus says come forth and rise. It’s time to take your place.

Confession: I hear my Lord calling me, all of me, forth. I will step forward and embrace my purpose. I will be who He has called me to be. I will love Him with all my heart. I will love His word. I will let go of this world for heaven. I will advance the kingdom. I will break forth! I will come forth!

Study: John 11:19-44, Matthew 6:33

Devotionals

Called to Be Yourself

May 2, 2020

“So Saul clothed David with his armor, and he put a bronze helmet on his head; he also clothed him with a coat of mail. David fastened his sword to his armor and tried to walk, for he had not tested them. And David said to Saul, “I cannot walk with these, for I have not tested them.” So David took them off” 1 Samuel 17:38-39, NKJV.

David came to realize that he couldn’t use the armor that Saul used for his own fight. It fit Saul, but it didn’t fit him. David said I need to use what God has given me. I can only be myself. He took his slingshot and those small stones, and slew Goliath.

You are called to be you. You can’t do someone else. You are not ordained to be someone else. You are ordained to be you. As long as you try to be another man, like David, it won’t fit you. It won’t work for you. Use your own God-given gifts and talents, your own personality, and your abilities, your own God-given way to make an impact for Jesus.

There are a lot of mighty men God is using in great ways. They aren’t better or more intelligent. They are just being themselves and doing it the way God told them to. Like David, be a man that is confident in how God made you. Be a man that will trust you have everything you need to do great things right where we are.

Prayer: Father, I give You praise. Help me to be myself. You didn’t call me to be another man. You called me to be me, and I will be confident in who You created me to be. I am a great man how You made me and the gifts You’ve given me. I thank You for winning and the joy of You using me! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: 1 Samuel 17:38-40, Psalm 139:14

Devotionals

He is Faithful

May 1, 2020

“He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it” 1 Thessalonians 5:24, NKJV.

The word “faithful” appears 28 times in the Old Testament and 50 times in the New Testament. We are living in a time when we are seeing God’s faithfulness like never before. He is faithful to His promises, His Word, and faithful to keep His covenant with us. If He is faithful, everything about Him is faithful also.

You will never need Him, and He not be there. He is a very present help in time of need. You will never need provision and He not provide. He supplies all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. You will never be in trouble and He not make a way. Even when you haven’t been faithful, He will always be faithful to you. You will never lose something and He not cause you to experience it again. He is faithful to restore you.

Maybe you use to be strong in God and you’re wondering can you get that fire again. You have seen what God can do in your life and you are wondering if He will move again? Yes, God can, and yes, God will. Faithful is He that has called you, He also will do it. He will show Himself to be faithful to shaping you into the man He has called you to be–into the image of Christ Jesus. You may not know how, but what He has promised my brother, He will do because He’s faithful.

Prayer: Father God, thank You for Your faithfulness toward me! I rejoice over Your promises toward us. I set my heart and mind on Your faithfulness. Thank You for not giving up on me. Thank You for Your will for me, and making everything in my life better than I could ever imagine. I’m staying on the Potter’s wheel. You will get me there. You are faithful. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Study: Deuteronomy 7:9, 1 Corinthians 1:9

Devotionals

A Prayer of Faith for Healing!

April 30, 2020

“But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed” Isaiah 53:5, NKJV.

“How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him” Acts 10:38, NKJV.

Father, we pray today for those who are in need of healing in their bodies and healing in their minds. We ask in faith according to Your word that by Jesus stripes we are healed. We ask in faith according to Psalm 103 that You daily load us with benefits and You heal all our diseases. We declare right now that they have a sound and prosperous mind. They have the mind of Christ! We touch and agree for healing to manifest against the coronavirus, all cancer, tumors, sickle-cell anemia, headaches, chest pains, depression, traumas, cataracts, lumps, back pain, and high blood pressure. We ask for Your mighty power to begin to show up in their lives. We ask that their bodies respond to Your anointing and that the hearer responds to You with faith. You are our Healer. We touch and agree for the miracle that causes pain to dissipate now! We speak recovery and victory over the coronavirus now! We pray that peace comes now in Jesus’ name! In Your name, the name of Jesus, we pray, Amen!

Study: Psalm 103 & 107:20, Jeremiah 17:14, James 5:15, 1 Peter 2:24, 3 John 1:2

Devotionals

You are well able to overcome it!

April 29, 2020

“Then Caleb quieted the people before Moses, and said, ‘Let us go up at once and take possession, for we are well able to overcome it.’ But the men who had gone up with him said, ‘We are not able to go up against the people, for they are stronger than we.’ There we saw the giants (the descendants of Anak came from the giants); and we were like grasshoppers in our own sight, and so we were in their sight.” Numbers 13:30-31 & 33, NKJV.

What do you do when you see your giant and your land–what God has for you–at the same time? I believe that is where some of us are. We see great mountains and great reward ahead. Like Joshua and Caleb, we see giant grapes in season, but we see giants too. Caleb saw them and said we are well able to overcome it. The other men saw the giants and then saw themselves as grasshoppers in their sight.

When you see giants in your land, whatever that giant may be for you, turn your eyes to see your God also. It may get tough sometimes, but turn your eyes and see God’s hand is with you, and what He’s put in you. Turn your heart to His word. Recognize that He has already given it to you, and He wouldn’t bring you this far not to enter into what He has for you. As you see more of God and how much He is with you, you’ll begin to see the truth concerning your giants. You are an overcomer by Christ Jesus.

Prayer: Father, thank You that the place of blessing that You have for my life has already been given to me. I am an overcomer through Christ Jesus. Help me to see You are with me and the truth about the giants before me. I choose to believe Your word. You are the real Giant and with You, I’m well able to overcome it. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Numbers 13:21-33, Philippians 4:13

Devotionals

A Prayer of Protection for You

April 28, 2020

“No evil shall befall you, nor shall any plague come near your dwelling; for He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways” Psalm 91:10-11, NKJV.

Father God, I pray for my brother, who is reading this right now. I pray that you cover him and his loved ones today. Protect him, Lord, and surround him with your angel armies. Let him know that you are with him in a great way, and no weapon formed against him will prosper. He is covered and is surrounded by you. Lead him Lord and guide him by your Holy Spirit. Show him how to hear your voice more clearly and teach him how to be led by you in all that he does. You love your son with an everlasting love. Keep him Lord close to your side. Give him the peace that surpasses all understanding. He will not walk in fear of traveling, fear of sharing the gospel, or fear of his future. He walks by faith. You divinely protect him. I call him and his family covered by Jesus Christ. Thank you, Lord, for hearing and answering my prayer. In the name of Jesus, Amen.

Study: Psalm 91

Devotionals

Let Him Use You

April 27, 2020

“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven” Matthew 5:16, NKJV.

“Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us” Romans 5:5, NKJV.

When a car needs oil, the most effective way to get that oil into that car is by way of a funnel. You are a funnel of God. You are a funnel of His love, His wisdom, and light. You are a funnel to be used to break down the hardest of hearts, shatter the ceiling of fear and free others to go higher in God.

The Holy Spirit says let Me flow through you. There is much repair to do and change lives, but we have to let Him use us. The love of God has been shed abroad in our hearts by His Spirit, and God’s desire is that you yield and let Him pour it out all around you. Like a running faucet, be willing to let Him use you everywhere you go, in every way.

Prayer: Father, You can use me today. Help me to yield and allow Your love to flow through me to others, to bring joy in someone life’s today. People have secret needs of healing, repairs in their lives, and a building of faith. People need You today. Help me to make it easy and just listen to You Holy Spirit. Pour, encourage, and save others. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: 1 Corinthians 13, Galatians 5:6, Philippians 2:14-16

Devotionals

He is Determined

April 26, 2020

“Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ” Philippians 1:6, NKJV.

“I am determined to be glorified in your life. I am determined to finish the work I’ve started in you. My promise to never leave you or forsake you is also a promise to never leave My work in you. It is a promise to never abandon My purpose and plan for your life. I will get you to the place you long to be in Me. I am faithful, and I will do it. I am the author and the finisher of your faith. I will finish what I’ve begun building in you. I am determined to establish you, settle you, and place you on a firm foundation. I will bring you out of bondage and into a place of freedom in Me. I will bring you out of captivity and into My promise land. You are not forsaken. You are not forgotten. You are not abandoned. I will be glorified in your life. I will open those doors before you that no one can shut. I will grace you to overcome all of your obstacles and will deliver you from all of your fears. You will be a testimony of My grace and power. You will be a reflection of Me. You will walk in all of My purpose and plan. I am determined to accomplish this in you,” says the Lord.

“He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it.” 1 Thessalonians 5:25

Study: Isaiah 62:4

Devotionals

You are in a good place

April 25, 2020

“You will live in joy and peace. The mountains and hills will burst into song, and the trees of the field will clap their hands! Where once there were thorns, cypress trees will grow. Where nettles grew, myrtles will sprout up…” Isaiah 55:12-13a, NLT.

You may feel like you’re in a bad place, but you’re in a good place. Look around and see all that the Lord is doing for you. A loving God is on your side. If you keep in your view the things that aren’t the way you want them to be, that the enemy keeps putting before you, you won’t see all the good that is already happening in your life.

Be still and know that He is God. Keep the good in mind. God is doing a great work in you, even now. His plans are coming to pass, and He is determined to help you receive what He said. Your hurdles are to be jumped over and not allow them to keep you from running the race that Christ has already won.

Prayer: Father, I give you great praise! Thank You for speaking to me this morning. Thank You for Your joy. You’ve done and are doing great things! I’m in a good place. Despite what it looks like naturally, by Your Spirit, I know, and I see that You’re working it all out. Help me to stay reminded of all the good that is happening in my life. Hallelujah! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Psalm 46:10, Romans 8:31

Devotionals

On the other side of your prayers is a big God!

April 23, 2020

“When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles” Psalm 34:17, ESV.

“Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh. Is anything too hard for me” Jeremiah 32:17, ESV.

I don’t know what you are going through, but there’s nothing your prayers can’t handle. You serve a big God. He is the One that made all things. He is Jehovah Jireh your Provider. He is the One that made you and knows you by name.

What feels too far to reach, He can reach your situation. He can do the supernatural and the miraculous, even when you feel the miracle you need is in you. He will do exceeding abundantly beyond what you can ask or think, even in you. There’s a real God on the other side of your prayers. He hears when you call, moves where you can’t and propels you over your own flesh, over all the works of the enemy. You don’t serve a weak God. The Lord of hosts–of angel armies–is His name!

Put your trust in a big God. There’s nothing your prayers can’t handle, because there’s nothing your God can’t handle.

Prayer: Father, I thank You! You are great and I praise You this morning. You are mighty God! You are bigger than whatever comes against me. As I pray, there is tremendous power at work and You move on my behalf. I ask for Your strength and that I walk in Your Spirit. As I pray, do the supernatural and miraculous in my life. You are a big God! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Ephesians 3:20, James 5:16, Philippians 2:13

Devotionals

Only believe.

April 22, 2020

“While He was still speaking, someone came from the ruler of the synagogue’s house, saying to him, “Your daughter is dead. Do not trouble the Teacher.” But when Jesus heard it, He answered him, saying, “Do not be afraid; only believe…” Luke 8:49-50, NKJV.

Don’t stop believing things will change. Don’t stop believing that God can get you to where you need to be. Don’t stop having faith for the dreams that He put in you. Don’t quit pursuing His will just because you face a challenge on your way to where God has promised you.
The enemy will entice you to walk in fear and stop believing God in one area, then, he will pursue to stop you from believing God in another. The result will be you begin to quit in your prayers and in your faith. Yet, in contrast, when you stand and believe God, even with faith the size of a mustard seed, you can believe God for more and more.
Nothing is ever dead in the hands of God. What pertains to you will live. Consider it only as adding a greater testimony to your championship belt. Don’t quit believing that God is going to do what He said.
Stand on His word and only believe!

Prayer: Father, thank You for encouraging me today. It is trying my faith right now, but I will not stop believing You! I will not stop trusting You. I thank You for Who You have been and Who you are in my life. Help me to continue to stand on Your word. I say to the enemy I will not fear, but I will only believe! Hallelujah! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Luke 8:49-51, Matthew 17:20, Mark 11:22

Devotionals

There is a psalm for your moment

April 21, 2020

“Lord, how they have increased who trouble me! Many are they who rise up against me…but You, O Lord, are a shield for me, my glory and the One who lifts up my head” Psalm 3:1 & 3, NKJV.

David was in trouble, a serious moment in his life, being pursued by his own son, and he wrote a psalm about it. When he messed up and slept with Bathsheba, he had a moment of seeing himself and what he had become. He wrote a psalm of his cry to God for change. In times of blessing and deliverance, he and others would write about them also.

The Lord instructs us to read and sing psalms, even among each other. They are a real, moment-by-moment ministry to you. They minister to the moments we have in our daily walk. Like a wave, we have emotions even as men, in times of trouble, questions, victory, mistakes, and confrontations of our faith. None of them are new under the sun, which the Lord has something to say about them all. When you question your own heart. When you need to tell yourself, keep trusting in the Lord. When you need to rejoice and loudly boast on God before the devil. He gave someone the words in Psalms to address them that went through the same thing you are going through.

When you feel like you have nothing to say, or know what to pray, His word will speak for you. When you the enemy talks defeat, pick up a psalm and talk back your victory! Be encouraged to take hold of a Psalm and make it your own today.

Prayer: Father, thank You for giving me so much of Your word to help us get through and have victory in our moments. Lead me to a Psalm each day to meet me right where I am. Teach me how to war with Your word! I give You praise that as I receive Your word, it will provide me with joy, strength, and hope in You. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Psalm 13, 34, 43 & 51, Ephesians 5:18-20

Devotionals

Leading Your Family Through It

April 20, 2020

“…Be strong, therefore, and prove yourself a man. And keep the charge of the Lord your God: to walk in His ways, to keep His statutes, His commandments, His judgments, and His testimonies, as it is written in the Law of Moses, that you may prosper in all that you do and wherever you turn;” 1 Kings 2:2-3, NKJV.

“May the Lord give you increase more and more, you and your children” Psalm 115:14, NKJV.

As the man, you are the head of your home. Be the head of it. You are used by God to be a covering over your wife and your family. Be a covering over them. Take your family by the hand and lead them through this.

If anyone is up early praying, it is you. If anyone is pleading the blood of Jesus, which was shed to redeem and cover us, it is you. If anyone is standing in faith, not fear, it’s you. Christ is your rock, and He lives in you. No matter what comes or what you hear, you have been made a rock also.

Go to the frontline of your family and remain there. Give them counsel, wisdom, and His plans for them. God is good is the life that’s coming from your mouth. Take nothing less than what God’s word says what He will do and what He reveals to you, as He shows you things to come. In these times, be the man.

Prayer: Thank You, Father, for entrusting me with a wife and family. I surrender to Your will to each day rise up and pray, and cover my home. I will stand in faith and not fear. I come against all sickness and disease in Jesus’ name. It always gets brighter for Your people! You are good to us and we are victorious is the life I speak over my family. You are going to abundantly bless us in these times. Help me take my family by the hand, and by the strength of Christ, lead them through this. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Proverbs 18:21, 1 Peter 3:7

Devotionals

In the midst of it, He’ll be good to you.

April 19, 2020

“Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever” Psalm 23:6, NKJV.

God’s word says surely goodness and mercy will follow you all the days of your life. Surely is a very strong expression made by a strong God regarding His own goodness and mercy. It is certain. It is guaranteed. There’s no doubt or question about it. Somehow, someway, in the midst of it all, He’s going to be good to you.

Their assignment is to follow you and bless you! Follow you and uphold you, minister to you and favor you. Like a vehicle behind you on the highway, nothing the enemy tries to do will prevent goodness and mercy from trailing you. As surely as you have breath, God is going to meet you in the midst of it. He is faithful to complete the work He’s begun in you. He is a good God and withholds no good thing from those that walk uprightly before Him.

Stand patiently trusting Him. The priceless truth to receive is even if you’ve lost your way as His son, His goodness and mercy are picking you up again. You’ll see that surely nothing can stop them from following you. So let your praise be sure also.

God’s going to find you and bless you!

Prayer: Father, You are good and surely you are going to bless me. I don’t know how or when, but it is sure that goodness and mercy follow me! I receive it now! Help me to recognize this and know I serve a good God. In the midst of this, You still will be good to me. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Psalm 23, 84:11 & 103, Hebrews 6:12

Devotionals

A Complete Reliance

April 18, 2020

“But He has said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you [My lovingkindness and My mercy are more than enough—always available—regardless of the situation]; for [My] power is being perfected [and is completed and shows itself most effectively] in [your] weakness.’ Therefore, I will all the more gladly boast in my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ [may completely enfold me and] may dwell in me” 2 Corinthians 12:9, Amplified.

You were never called to be self-reliant. You are called to a complete reliance on God. This reliance is where your power, that is where your depth, that is where your root of strength, your anchor of strength comes from.

It will never be your hedge of protection. It will always be His hedge of protection. It will never be your countenance. It will be His countenance that lifts people and leaves them at a standstill when they see the joy of the Lord in you. No matter what is surrounding you, the Lord has you surrounded. You have comfort within the discomfort. You’ve been given light within the darkness, and this is never manufactured. It is through the Lord. It is His joy and His strength that bears you up as you rely on Him.

Prayer: Father, I am encompassed by You. I am in awe of You and all that You are. I am thankful that You will be all that You are for me. I can rely on You. I don’t have to rely on myself. I bless Your name for the glory being revealed in me. Help me to come and press into more of You in my life, as I give up depending on me. I depend on You. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Exodus 4:10-12, John 15:4, 2 Corinthians 12:8-10, 1 John 4:4

Devotionals

Shielded in these times

April 17, 2020

“He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, ‘He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust’” Psalm 91:1-2, NKJV.

“For You, O Lord, will bless the righteous; With favor You will surround him as with a shield” Psalm 5:12, NKJV.

I was given a vision of a building collapsing all around me. I could see broken walls, enormous concrete pieces, wires, dirt particles and great amounts of smoke just continually falling. As I looked at myself, I noticed that I was on my knees and a circle of protection surrounded me. Nothing was harming me. The Lord spoke to me and said that there will be much that happens in these times around you, but like a shield, I will surround you, as long as you stay on your knees.

Things may be happening all around you, but nothing will harm you if you stay on your knees. As you stay on your knees, He will cover you, surround you and protect everything that concerns you. He will speak to you in prayer and lead you. The Holy Spirit will show you things to come. He will bring favor to you and be a shield as you take the offense to advance the kingdom. More than anything or anyone else, He is Who you need.

Prayer: Father, I give You praise and thank You for Your Word. Help me to stay on my knees, praying and seeking You. I submit to Your will. As I do, I thank You that You with favor You will be as a shield covering me. I thank You that You all that I need. You will light my path and show me how to handle my life in these times and show me how to effectively advance Your kingdom. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Psalm 91, 1 Chronicles 12:32, John 4:23-24 & 16:13; 1 Thessalonians 5:17

Devotionals

We Declare Nothing but Victory

April 16, 2020

“But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus” Ephesians 2:4-6, NKJV.

“But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” 1 Corinthians 15:57, NKJV.

We declare stress has no victory over you. Sickness, lack, pain, fear have no victory over you. A troubled mind has no victory over you. You have victory over all of it instead. You reign instead. You are seated in a place where these things cannot reach you. You have risen above it all as an eagle mounted on its’ wings, and we declare you are high above it all. We declare heaven’s mindset is what you maintain and walk in. The word is your meditation and company. It is your morning cup of coffee and is the first thing you speak. God’s word is what you stand on, and whatever you do shall prosper.

Study: Isaiah 54:17, Romans 5:17, Ephesians 1:19-21, 1 John 5:4

Devotionals

No More Excuses

April 15, 2020

” ‘Come now, therefore, and I will send you to Pharaoh that you may bring My people, the children of Israel, out of Egypt.’ But Moses said to God, ‘Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh, and that I should bring the children of Israel out of Egypt?’ ” Exodus 3:10-11, NKJV.

Excuses will leave you in an old day when the Lord has a new one ahead. They will keep you in the same situation and you never launch out into a new one ahead. There would be no Passover if Moses would have held on to his fears. He would have missed what is considered the greatest event in history of the Red Sea, one of the greatest miracles of God and the deliverance of God’s people if he would have held on to his excuses and didn’t decide to believe.

If you hold on to what you think you can’t do, you won’t experience what God has for you either. The Father has given you everything you need. Even the things you can think of you aren’t the best at, the “what about this” and “I don’t have that” He has all that covered too. He says no more excuses. They will ultimately keep you from the greatest miracles in your life, the greatest restoration, the highest height of God’s plan for you, and the greatest version of you in Christ. Don’t miss it because of an excuse.

Prayer: Father, I thank You and give You glory today. I want to see You in a fresh, new way in my life. I want to see You use me for greatness. Help me to not allow an excuse to keep me from Your best and the exciting things You have planned for me. Help me to stop responding with any excuses and decide to believe You. I can do what You said I can do! You are with me. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.

Study: Exodus 3:1-4:1-17, Philippians 4:13

Devotionals

Going Higher, Going Deeper

April 13, 2020

“But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us. We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed” 2 Corinthians 4:7-9, NKJV.

No one knows how deep your fight is but you. No one knows the trials you are facing but you. No one knows how much you are being pressed on every side but you. No one knows your inward struggles to do what’s right but you. Yet I will tell you this, God knows.

The treasure of the Good News of His salvation will bring you victory. God will show Himself strong on your behalf and you will not be conquered. Your triumph will only prove the greatness of His power. Your triumph will only show that grace comes from God, and not you. You are walking out the Gospel that you preach. Don’t let anything stop you from going higher, going to a new level, a greater strength, a stronger passion for God, a faithfulness you crave, a faith walk unwavering. Be determined that you’re going higher and going deeper.

Prayer: Thank You, Father, for giving me encouragement today. I am pressed on every side, but I will not be denied the victory You have for me. I will not be denied the lives you are changing through my reach for more of You. I will continue to stand as a light in the darkness and help others to see this treasure in me. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Philippians 3:14, Luke 8:43-48, Hebrews 11:6

Devotionals

He Is Risen!

April 12, 2020

“He is not here; for He is risen, as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. And go quickly and tell His disciples that He is risen from the dead, and indeed He is going before you into Galilee; there you will see Him. Behold, I have told you” Matthew 28:6-7, NKJV.

Jesus had been telling His disciples what He came for. He had come to give His life as a sacrifice for our sins. Yet, He told them that wouldn’t be all that would happen. He also prophesied in three days that He would rise from the dead. He would tell them in different ways again and again that He would overcome the grave and rise. Now, the angel says He is risen, just like He said.

Jesus didn’t come only to wipe away your sin. He came to make you alive. He came to give you eternal life. He came to make you new. He came to make the life of God, the purposes of God, the plan of God for you to rise!

When He rose, you rose too. When He rose with all power in His hands, you have risen with power in yours. You have been raised to be the man God created you to be. Yes, it is amazing, beyond your comprehension, with everything you’ve been through, but you stand now in Christ, full of His Spirit and joy, and you are alive!

Whatever He said will rise in your life, it will. It will be just like He said.

Prayer: Father, Jesus is alive! He rose just like He said. You’ve done great things for me. You have done what You said you will do in my life. Things are rising that appeared like they couldn’t. What an awesome God You are! Thank You Jesus for Your resurrection and mine! You made me alive! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: John 10:10

Devotionals

Blessed are those that haven’t seen, but believe!

April 11, 2020

“Jesus said to him, ‘Thomas, because you have seen Me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed'” John 20:29, NKJV.

Thomas wouldn’t believe the impossible until he saw it. How about you? What in your life appears to be impossible that you are waiting to believe God at His word? Jesus says you are blessed when you haven’t seen it, but you believe it.

I promise you that a waiting joy for a man won’t do him any good. A praise on hold won’t lift you up and bring you hope. You may not see it yet. You may not have it in your hands yet. But faith will bless your life when you decide to put it in Christ before you see Him. Before the money arrives, before the door opens, before the complex moment becomes unknotted, I dare you to believe when you haven’t seen. Your day and your life will be blessed from it.

Prayer: Father, Hallelujah! I haven’t seen You move yet, but You will. I haven’t seen my prayer answered yet, but I believe You will answer. May my joy and peace not wait to be walked in. Help me to stand believing You for the impossible. If You rose Jesus from the grave, just like You said, You will surely keep Your word to me. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: John 16:24 & 20:24-29, Mark 11:23, Psalm 65:4-6

Devotionals

Real Peace

April 9, 2020

“Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ…” Romans 5:1, NKJV

There’s something about not being right with God that causes us to be restless, without peace. In other words, our soul is not at one with God, Who is Jehovah Shalom–The Lord Is Peace. When we are separated from the One Who embodies it and supplies it, we cannot have it. We cannot access it.
We try to find it in gaining more, vacationing more, eating more, drinking more, and/or accomplishing more. Yet, it seems to always come short of peace. More money seems to always come short of peace. More women seems to always come short of peace. It’s sugar, but it is not sweet, and it always eludes satisfying us.

Jesus became the bridge to having this peace that passes all understanding. It is a peace that you will find yourself, above all, being so thankful for. This is the amazing peace which only comes from merely being right with your Maker God. There is an unspeakable joy and peace that comes from knowing that all of your sins have been washed away, your past forgiven, and the penalty of them, the guilt of them…all gone, and every promise from God, all of His mercy and grace, is yours. Eternal life is yours. This is real peace.

Prayer: Father, thank You for peace with You that comes through having faith in what Jesus did for me. Forgive me of all my sins. Cleanse me now. I ask Jesus to come into my heart. I am set back in a right relationship with You. I receive the peace I’ve never known. Turn my life around like I’ve never known. Thank You for it today! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Read: Judges 6:24

Devotionals

Better and better.

April 8, 2020

“But He gives more grace. Therefore He says: ‘God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble’ ” James 4:6, NKJV.

“But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory both now and forever. Amen” 1 Peter 3:18, NKJV.

I remember talking to God about my perspective towards my growth. He began to show me there was some pride in my heart. He told me you don’t know a lot because you think you know everything. This is what is hindering the pace of your growth.

We hinder ourselves when we think of ourselves higher in any area than we ought to. We then won’t go higher, won’t study and pray more, won’t perfect our gifts and won’t seek Him more because we think we already have all that we need. We won’t say it, but our actions say we think we’ve arrived, when the fruit in our lives say we’re still at the airport.

God desires for us to humble ourselves and realize we need more of Him each day. We need Jesus living through us more each day. Also, invest in the growth of your gifts, your talents and educating yourself in what you’ve been called to do daily. Every day, it is God’s desire we get better and better.

Prayer: Father, if there is anything I think I have arrived, show me. I don’t want anything to hinder my growth in any area of my life. Forgive me of any hidden pride. Help me to humble myself to seeking You and growing in Christ, as well as my gifts and calling. As I do, let Your grace abound in my life. I will continue to press forward in what You have put in my heart to do. I will get better and better. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Devotionals

Maintain Your Steadfast Trust

April 7, 2020

“You know we call those blessed [happy, spiritually prosperous, favored by God] who were steadfast and endured [difficult circumstances]. You have heard of the patient endurance of Job and you have seen the Lord’s outcome [how He richly blessed Job]. The Lord is full of compassion and is merciful” James 5:11, Amplified.

In the face of what he didn’t understand, Job remained steadfast. Yes, he had experienced many feelings and had questions regarding what he was experiencing. Yet, at the end of the day, he maintained his steadfast trust. He never cursed God and he was used to pray for his friends. He still did what God wanted him to do.

You may have a lot of feelings right now. You may have questions and you may even be hearing the enemy talk in your ear. Yet, at the end of the day, still do what God said to do. Let nothing paralyze you to keep you from the actions, inspired by the Holy Spirit, to be used to be a blessing and to be a difference-maker. Maintain your steadfast trust. Maintain that He is doing something great and He going to richly bless your life. Endure with patience, knowing what your end will be.

Prayer: Father, I thank You and praise You. I choose to maintain a steadfast trust in You. Help me not be moved by feelings, what I see or hear. But I will only be moved by Your unchanging word. Even when I have certain feelings, at the end of the day, help me to still do what You said. Like Job, my end will be blessed. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: James 1:1:2-4 & 12, Psalm 28:7 & 34:8

Devotionals

He Watches Over You

April 6, 2020

“Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. But even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows” Matthew 10:29-31, ESV.

Not only one, but two sparrows were sold for a coin at the time of this writing. Yet, these small birds were watched over and each of them accounted for by the Father. There are 43 species of the sparrow, and they abide on mostly every continent on the earth.

Don’t ever doubt for a second that God has abandoned you or will not provide. Don’t receive the lie from the wicked one that God is not watching over you. You are of more value than millions of sparrows. He cares about what you go through and He is there as you go through it.

He also knows the very number of hairs that are on your head. Whether you still have them on your head or not, God counted each of them. Again I say, don’t fear that God will not work out your life according to His divine purpose and plan. By His word, God will bring you into a place of victory and peace. Be reminded of the love that He has for you, and the extent that He’s watching over you.

Prayer: Father, thank You for caring about my life. You care about my purpose, my job situation, my marriage, my kids and everything that concerns me. God if you care for the sparrows, you care for this man. If you know the hairs on my head, You surely care for this man. Jesus, I choose to not fear. The Father is watching over me. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Matthew 6:28-30, Philippians 1:6

Devotionals

Keep Your Lamp Burning

April 5, 2020

“Let your waist be girded and your lamps burning” Luke 12:35, NKJV.

Keeping your lamp burning is comprised of trimming the wick within it, and making sure your oil never runs out. It can be easy to allow your lamp to quit burning, but I don’t let it. It may be darkness all around you, there may be unbelief all around you but keep your lamp burning.

With honesty, recognize when you need oil. His Spirit and His anointing are symbolic of His oil, and you can come into His presence to be filled and refreshed when you are low. Trim your wick and keep what is important to God, important to you. Remain balanced and keep following Christ as first in your life. Keep praying, praising, and seeking the Lord through His word. Continue to desire His will to be done in You. You don’t want any blessings no other way than His way in your life. You are ready to serve, open to being used for His service. Your light in you is shining, ready to show someone the way.

Jesus isn’t here yet, but He’s coming–even when you don’t expect Him to. Keep your lamp burning!

Prayer: Father, I give You praise. Help me to remain ready, and in the midst of the darkness right now, keep my lamp burning. Keep me on fire for You! I will abide in Your presence and in Your word. Use me greatly in these times. I’m ready for any service You desire of me. May my heart stay focused and after You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Luke 12:35-48, Matthew 5:16 & 25:1-4

Devotionals

I’m Not Giving Up on You!

April 4, 2020

“For everyone born of God is victorious and overcomes the world; and this is the victory that has conquered and overcome the world—our [continuing, persistent] faith [in Jesus the Son of God]” 1 John 5:4, Amplified.

Pray this prayer with me: Father, I am not giving up on You. I am not giving up on Your word and on Your promises. I am not giving up on You making me into the man You have called me to be. I am not giving up on your plan for me. I am determined to follow You all the way. No matter what is going on in this world, nothing will move my faith in You. I will continue to trust You! I will remain joyful and encouraged! Refresh and renew my strength. You didn’t quit on me, and I am not quitting on You. I do believe. I pray for other men who are struggling and feel like quitting right now. I ask that You supernaturally meet their need and that You strengthen them to their core. Minister to the root of their need Father. I come against all fear, and I receive Your peace. I will continue to put my faith in You. I give You all the praise and glory. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen!

Study: Romans 1:17, Isaiah 43:19-21, 48:21 & 53:5, Philippians 4:19

Devotionals

Be a Willing and Obedient Man

April 3, 2020

“If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land” Isaiah 1:19, NKJV.

Just like with Israel, it’s not only about being willing and having good intentions. It’s not only about being obedient. It’s about being both. God wants us to be willing and obedient.

As the potter does with the clay, let God shape you from being unwilling to willing, from disobedient to an obedience in what He’s been dealing with about, or that next step He’s been asking you to take. It could be something He wants you to act on, or it could be simply putting your trust in Him. We all have our reasons, but we have to make that decision to move forward in Him. Let Him move you into being both. Be a willing and obedient man. Rest assured that as you are willing and obedient, you will experience the good, the increase, and the fruitfulness in your life that you long for, that you know belongs to you. You can do it.

Prayer: Father, I praise You! I want Your best for me. I want to be a light in these times. Help me to not be just willing or obedient–one or the other. Help me, Jesus, to be both willing and obedient with what You’ve been dealing with me about. I won’t refuse You anymore. I will be a willing and obedient man. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Isaiah 1:18-20, Psalm 37:4, Jeremiah 18:5-6, Philippians 2:13

Devotionals

A Concentrated Fight

April 2, 2020

“And he said to Him, ‘All these things I will give You if You will fall down and worship me.’ Then Jesus said to him, ‘Away with you, Satan! For it is written, You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only you shall serve.’ Then the devil left Him, and behold, angels came and ministered to Him” Matthew 4:9-11, NKJV.

Multiple times Jesus countered with the Word of God specific to the fight He was in. Just as a physical bout, for every lie from Satan, Jesus had a truth from God ready to overcome with it.

You may find yourself as Jesus, having to counter blows with whatever is coming against you. Like concentrating on working out certain muscle areas to strengthen them, strengthen your faith by putting into your heart and speaking specific scriptures to fight against what you are being tempted or challenged with. Meditate on what God says specifically to your battle, concentrated to that fight.

For example, if you are fighting depression, Philippians 4:13 says, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”, which can be used to help you know what you’re capable of. Yet, put into your heart a scripture that specifically ministers to you even deeper, such as Psalm 3:3 “But You, O Lord, are a shield for me, My glory and the One who lifts up my head”, 1 Peter 5:7 “Casting all your cares (anxieties) on him, because he cares for you”, and Psalm 30:5″…Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning”!

God’s word is so vast, yet so specific, and He meant it to be. He knew exactly what you would be going through and He has words of victory for everything you face. He put it all there. The more specific word you use, the more powerful your fight of faith will be.

Prayer: Father, thank You for Your word. Your word has it all! Help me to give time to it and help me walk in a concentrated fight, receiving Your word in the area I need it. Teach me, fill me, encourage me, reveal to me as soon as I read Your word specific for my fight. I thank You for already being victorious over the enemy, just like Jesus is. Hallelujah! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Matthew 4:1-11, Psalm 34:17-18, Hebrews 4:12, Romans 8:37

Devotionals

God, I Value Your Word

April 1, 2020

“The law from your mouth is more precious to me than thousands of pieces of silver and gold” Psalms 119:72 NIV.

It goes without saying that we esteem things and people that we hold in high regard or value. I remember in my late teens and twenties making vision boards from clippings of mansions, expensive cars, luxury items, and scenes of board room power from Forbes and Fortune magazines. I saw those things as valuable and worth diligently pursuing. Now twenty years later, after I’ve accumulated just a few items from those vision boards, the value I initially put on those things just doesn’t invoke the same level of excitement, diligence, or value I once put on them. In short, my perspective of value changed, and with it, what I was willing to invest in pursuit of those things changed as well.

The psalmist, in various places within Psalms 119, has come to a place in their growth and development as a person and as a follower of God, where they place a higher value on the word of God than material possessions, riches or the status those things could bring. In assigning a higher value to God’s word, the psalmist created an environment that gives them daily excitement and purpose to diligently pursue God’s word in knowledge, understanding, and obedience that set them apart from others. The heart of the believer that is turned to the heart of God by and through His word will create a lifetime of excitement and intimacy with the Father as He reveals Himself in ways that others may never come to know.

Prayer: Father, Your word is more valuable than I could ever understand. Your word gives and sustains life, and preserves all Creation. I thank You for Jesus, the Word made flesh and the Holy Spirit who lives in me. Lord, teach me how to value Your word above all things and lead me into a lifetime of discovering who You are in a deeper way as I pursue Your heart. I thank You that Your word will stand forever and that I stand on a sure foundation in You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Psalms 119:24, 72, 93, 127-128, and Matthew 24:34

Devotionals

Come Alive!

March 31, 2020

“And He said to me, ‘Son of man, can these bones live?’ So I answered, ‘O Lord God, You know.’ Again He said to me, “Prophesy to these bones, and say to them, ‘O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord! Thus says the Lord God to these bones: ‘Surely I will cause breath to enter into you, and you shall live’…Then you shall know that I am the Lord’ ” Ezekiel 37:4-6, NKJV.

The Lord told the prophet to seek to the dry bones and tell them to come alive. I believe the Lord wants us to do the same.

There are dry bones and dry places in the world that you can begin to speak and prophesy to. With the power of your faith in Christ and in His authority, declare healing, declare provision, declare strength. Speak to what is dry in your own life that it’s time to come alive! Command life and light come to those in need of it. Act on your faith and you will see the Lord do great things! God will perform His word and make dry bones come alive!

Prayer: Father, I believe Your word. Yes, You are still the Healer. You are still the God Who is more than enough. I speak to dry bones to come alive! Let Your Spirit move all over the earth Father. People that don’t know You, I prophesy they will see You do great things. I prophesy their eyes are being opened to Christ. I prophesy no more dryness in my own life. I’m alive in You. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Stud: Ezekiel 37:1-14

Devotionals

Your Praying Are Needed

March 30, 2020

“…the effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much” James 5:16, NKJV.

“He sent His word and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions” Psalm 107:20, NKJV.

Have you been waking up in the middle of the night and you don’t know why? Are you up not knowing exactly what it is, but something is on your heart that you just can’t explain? It’s the Lord.

Your prayers are needed.

There are people fighting for their lives that you may not ever know. There are those exhausted that need strength. There are those that feel like giving up and your prayers are what God will use to help them not to. There are people literally gasping for air that need to breathe, that need to be healed. Your prayers are heard and received by God. Angels excel in strength and move at the mention of God’s word (Psalm 103:20). When you pray, something happens.

You may not see yourself on the frontline, but you are. You may not see how your prayers will move mountains, but they do. Many are in the balance for Christ. Be a soldier right now and obey the Lord. Your prayers are needed.

Prayer: Wow, I didn’t see it like that Father. You’ve been waking me up so I can pray. People are in tremendous need right now. May the love of Christ strengthen me to get out my bed and fight against the wicked one, the virus and any other unseen challenge that has come against others and the Body of Christ with the power of prayer. I will obey and see You move in a miraculous way! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: 2 Chronicles 7:14, Isaiah 53:5, Luke 11:9-10 , Acts 10:38 & 16:24-26