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Call it done!

May 25, 2024

“(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 if 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, despite the symptoms. Your marriage is fixed, even if it appears broken. You may feel weak but say in Him you are strong. 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 the enemy. I lift my hands to my faithful God! I will imitate my heavenly Father and call it done! I am victorious! I call my marriage strong. I call my body healthy and working. I call my financial needs met. I call my children blessed. I thank my heavenly Father that dreams are coming to pass this year! 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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The answer is in the leading.

May 24, 2024

“And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever” John 14:16, NKJV.

“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.

The best help we have in this life is being led by the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is God in us, and He desires each day to lead you and keep you. In every situation, He wants to help you by guiding you. If you will acknowledge Him and let Him drive, if you will have faith in what He’s speaking to you, He will steer you into the Father’s will for you.

After you pray, seek for the leading. Sometimes, you may not understand why He directs you to say or do something, but He will never lead you wrong. You may not understand why you perceive a restraining not to do something, but His direction always agrees with His word and won’t lead you wrong. Your answer, your way to resolution of the situation, is in His leading. He is your Comforter and Helper, and His leading will take you to the blessing every time.

Prayer: Father, thank you for the Holy Spirit, who dwells in me. Jesus left me the best Help I need. In everything in my life, as I acknowledge you, Lord, lead the way by your Spirit. Help me always recognize your leading and keep me in your perfect peace. I humble myself and quiet down my will, and I receive yours. I will follow You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Psalm 119:105, Galatians 5:16, Romans 8:14

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Don’t quit now.

May 23, 2024

“You therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. You therefore must endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ” 2 Timothy 2:1, 3, NKJV.

You may be facing some challenging situations as you pursue to press your way into the promises of God. Things may not be the way you want them to be in your life right now. But don’t quit, and don’t turn back. That’s what the devil wants you to do. It’s not the time to give up, but to persevere. It is time to strip your boots tighter and endure through His word and His power, not your own. You are at the precipice of your greatest blessing!

Some things indeed happen and are a result of the devil’s attack. Yet, just because something is hard doesn’t mean it is not God. Just because it is testing your faith more than ever doesn’t mean it is not God. He is stretching you for His calling and plans ahead.

Be strong in God’s grace–His strength to help you through this. It is mightily sufficient. Proclaim God’s will for you more. Seek the Lord, understand His will right now, and keep trusting Him. Your breakthrough and blessing will surely come. It will.

Prayer: Father, I thank you for the power of your word. Greater are you in me than he that is in the world. Quitting is not an option. I am more than a conqueror! Give me the courage and grace I need to endure this hardness that I’m facing. Your grace is sufficient. I will trust you and praise you because my breakthrough is ahead. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Hebrews 12:2, 2 Corinthians 12:9, 1 John 4:4

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He’s with you in the fire!

May 22, 2024

“… ‘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, but they saw Someone in it with them. They saw one who looked like the Son of God, and they came out unharmed and with a testimony that changed lives.

Even in the fire, He is with you.

You may be in the fire right now, but Jesus is with you in it. What the enemy thinks is going to take you out, God is going to use to take you in! When you come out of the fire, you won’t even smell like smoke. You won’t look like what He brought you through. The fire only caused you to know Jesus more deeply. It caused you to see just how real the hand of the Lord is and how much He loves you. The fire only purified your heart and your faith. Your life will be so blessed after being with Jesus in the fire.

Prayer: Father, thank You. Jesus is with me in the fire, and I thank You the enemy can’t win over me. Let the fire purify me and make my walk stronger in You. May I know you, Jesus, in a deeper way and miraculously thrive now. Help me to continue to praise and serve You. I declare I’m coming out more blessed than when I went in, and I’ll have a testimony that will change lives. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Daniel 3:12-30, James 1:2-4, 1 Peter 1:7

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Reach for God in your thankfulness.

May 19, 2024

“In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you” 1 Thessalonians 5:18, NKJV.

“If He dresses the lilies with beauty and splendour, how much more will He clothe you. If He watches over every sparrow, How much more does He love you” – Jireh, Maverick City.

He’s kept you and carried you. Be thankful for the God who clothes you. Grateful that He watches over you. You may be hurting, but you can thank God that He heals all wounds. He is the God of overflow and divine rescue. In the midst of what you’re going through or your year not going like you wanted it to so far, reach for thankfulness. You are in God’s perfect will for your life when you thank Him. A thankful man is a faith-filled man. You’ll find the Father is reaching right back to you. He will speak. He will deliver. Some men reach for the bottle. You reach for thankfulness. 

The gratitude you reach for will cause you to find God right there in your life—the God who is good and who knows every why. The God of the breakthrough. The God who brings water supernaturally in desert places.

He says Reach for Me and be thankful.

Prayer: Father, I praise you! You are my Waymaker. You are the God who heals and mends. You put things back together again. You are the God of the breakthrough. I reach for you in my thankfulness. You hold all the whys in my life. Help me keep praise on my lips and cause to fuel what I do and how I live. Help me to obey you by thanking you. Dwell in my praise, and I will receive your joy today. Use me to be a great blessing today. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Hebrews 13:8, Psalm 30:5 & 147:3

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Let wisdom fall like rain in my life.

May 18, 2024

“If any of you is deficient in wisdom, let him ask of [a]the giving God [Who gives] to everyone liberally and ungrudgingly, without reproaching or faultfinding, and it will be given him” James 1:5, Amplified, Classic Edition.

One thing about rain is that when it comes, it touches everything. When it falls, there isn’t any place that it won’t reach. If it’s exposed, rain will reach it and flow into it.

Open up to God about where you are, and I pray that the wisdom of God falls like rain in your life. I pray it falls in your relationship with God, your family, your finances, your job, your time, and all your endeavors. God is giving you divine insight and wisdom in every place. Even with questions about your calling, His plans for you, and what you need that you find hard to articulate, as you expose it all to the Father, wisdom begins to flow supernaturally, and He gives you exactly what you need. I pray that no part of your lift goes untouched by a rain of the wisdom of God.

Prayer: Father, thank you for wisdom falling like rain. Let it fall fresh in every area of my life. Open my eyes to see and open my ears to hear divine wisdom as it comes. Right now, I expose to you where I need it. Show me what to do. Jesus, speak through your word. Help me yield to you as Lord, and walk in wisdom. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: John 1:14 & 16, 1 Corinthians 1:30, Proverbs 3:5-6, Psalm 68:9

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He’s ready.

May 15, 2024

“Now it came to pass, when the vessels were full, that she said to her son, ‘Bring me another vessel.’ And he said to her, ‘There is not another vessel.’ So the oil ceased. Then she came and told the man of God. And he said, ‘Go, sell the oil and pay your debt; and you and your sons live on the rest’” 2 Kings 4:6-7, NKJV.

God used the prophet, Elisha, to multiply this woman’s oil for her. In her time of desperation, she encountered a miracle of provision right before her very eyes. God gave them not only a miracle for a moment but a financial change for a lifetime.

Your oil is going to come. Your oil is going to pour. God is going to blow your mind at how He is going to provide for the dreams He’s given you. He is going to give you the direction you need this year not only to meet the needs of your family but to give you more than enough. No more check-to-check or just getting by. Your sincere desire is not only a miracle for the moment, but a change in your finances for a lifetime, and that’s what God is going to do.

Whether He gives you instructions or He does it simply out of compassion. Be ready to receive because He’s ready to bless you.

Prayer: Father, thank You for being ready to meet my need for a miracle but to change my life financially. As Your son, no more just getting by. Bring Your provision into my hands. Lead me, Holy Spirit. You are ready to bless me. I’m ready, Father, to receive. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: 2 Kings 4:1-7, Ephesians 3:20

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Let the redeemed of the Lord say so!

May 10, 2024

Let the redeemed of the Lord say so!

Redeemed in Hebrew means to be next of kin, as in to buy back a relative’s property. Let the redeemed of the Lord say that you’ve been bought back by the precious sacrifice of Jesus Christ. When you say you’re redeemed, it reminds you of who you are, what you have a right to, and who you belong to. You were far away like a prodigal son, but the Father brought you back home. No matter what you go through, He has given you a blessing of victory for your life and a home for your soul, a place of rest in Him.

You are no longer in the hand of the enemy but the mighty hand of God. You are no longer the enemy’s property, but you are God’s son, and whom the Son has set free is free indeed. You can expect always to receive everything pertaining to an abundant life, every promise, and every provision that comes with your mighty redemption. So let the redeemed of the Lord say so!

Prayer: Father, thank you for what Jesus has done for me. I am redeemed, and I say so! I speak according to what you say, not what I see. Help me to line up my mouth with your mighty word. I am a son of God. I am blessed, and I belong to you. I thank you. I am free, and I am redeemed! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: John 8:36 & 10:10, Galatians 3:13Proverbs 18:211 Corinthians 6:20

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Do the wildest things in my life. Do miracles.

May 9, 2024

“You are the God who does wonders; You have declared Your strength among the peoples” Psalm 77:14, NKJV.

“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.

Pray this prayer with me: Father, we praise you and bless your name. There is no one like you. Cause the wildest things, miracles, to happen today in our lives. Cause an open door to miraculously appear. May we run into the right people at the right time with the connection we’ve been praying for. According to your will, may singles suddenly run into their future mates. Make the uncanny happen today. Those in comas miraculously wake up and the doctors can’t explain it. Healing breaks forth, and no one can explain it. Let the man who is lost find you in a way he didn’t expect. I ask the man bound by his past to be made supernaturally free. The man that needs to hear you hear your voice of direction today. I ask that increase and promotion find their way to the man in need to provide for his family. Cause spouses who are thinking of divorce to find you and find their love again for each other. May your handprint be all on my day. Blow my mind today. May I look back and say with praise that you are an amazing God. You work wonders and miracles. You make the impossible possible. You are on our side, and great is our God. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Psalm 126, Jeremiah 32:7, Acts 3:16, Ephesians 3:20, 2 Corinthians 2:12

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Remember, my brother, the blessing is on your life!

May 6, 2024

“Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us…that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus…and if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise” Galatians 3:13-14 & 29, NKJV.

You know the blessing of the Lord is on your life. That’s why you can’t fail, that’s why it will work out, that’s why, even through the trials, you seem to land on your feet every time and thrive. That’s why when you thought you lost your course, you kept seeing His goodness. God has blessed you, and you won’t ever see anything less than what the blessing provides. Moses blessed the children of Israel (Deuteronomy 33:1). He blessed each of them before he died, and that blessing carried them throughout their lives. The blessing is what’s carrying you and always brings favor to you.

If you are Christ’s, you are Abraham’s seed, and the same blessing of Abraham (Genesis 12:1-3) is now on your life. Having God bless you alone and giving you His Spirit is enough to keep your joy full. May it keep a smile on your face. Every spiritual blessing has been given to you. When you consider everything before you, remain in faith about every outcome, knowing that the Lord of all, your never-changing Father, has blessed you, and He will make you a great blessing.

Prayer: Thank you, Father! Thank you, Jesus! You became a curse for me so I could receive the blessing. It now rests abundantly on my life. Because of the blessing, I can’t fail. It must work out. I’m going to land on my feet. I walk into great places already prepared for me. Hallelujah! Help me to trust you and know the blessing is on me. Thank you for making me influential and, most of all, a great blessing. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Proverbs 10:22, Galatians 3:13-29, John 10:10, Psalm 23:6

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Careless in the care of God.

May 5, 2024

“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.

God’s heart is that we learn to live 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, son of God. There is so much you could worry about, but 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 praise you and thank you for your word. I declare I live without a care in the world! I am careless in your care, trusting by faith in 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; Matthew 14:14; Romans 1:17; 1 Peter 5:7

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Beware of distractions.

May 4, 2024

“But Martha was distracted with much serving, and she approached Him and said, “Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Therefore tell her to help me.”And Jesus answered and said to her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things. But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her” Luke 10:40-42, NKJV.

You know that turmoil on your job, it’s a distraction. The thoughts the enemy is trying to occupy your mind and time with, it’s a distraction. What’s been suddenly presented to you appears to be a good idea, but you discern something isn’t right, it’s a distraction. They come in different ways, but if you take a moment to pray and look closer, you’ll see it for what it is. Be careful not to allow the distraction to take your focus off of the Lord and your growth in Him. Be careful not to allow something to move you from the vision God already gave you. The devil wants to cause the perfect will of God to pass right by. He wants the timing of God to pass right by. The distraction can cause you to miss the opportunity, the open door before you. Keep listening and moving with His Spirit. Stay with God’s plan and directions for your year.

Don’t get distracted.

Prayer: Father, thank you, thank you, thank you for the reminder not to get distracted. Help me to recognize them when they come. Like Mary, I will keep my focus on you. I will stay focused on putting all my efforts into what you’ve already told me to do. Help us as men to be keen and walk in wisdom from the Holy Spirit. I declare I’m empowered to navigate through any situation the enemy presents. I’m pressing forward and will not be distracted. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Proverbs 4:23, John 10:10, 2 Corinthians 2:10-12, Ephesians 5:15-17, 1 Peter 5:8

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Nothing can stop a submitted man.

May 2, 2024

“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 say no to the devil, there is faith and power exercised that the devil can’t stay around. There is love and authority that the devil can’t contend with. He can’t do anything against a submitted man.

This is the man who says I’ve got all I need in whatever God says and whatever God’s will is. 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 over him. The devil didn’t want any more smoke from Jesus and fled, knowing he couldn’t win.

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, even if you have to be patient. 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 will be experienced in your life.

Prayer: Father, I give you all the glory and honor today. I thank you for the power of submission. I humble myself, and I ask you to make me a more submitted man. I decide to submit to you, and as I do, I receive grace and strength. Now I resist the devil, and he must flee because of the mighty Christ in me. Your perfect will be done in and through me. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

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

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To get something you’ve never had, requires something you’ve never done!

April 29, 2024

“Then Jesus said to them, ‘Children, have you any food?’ They answered Him, ‘No.’ 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 21:5-6, NKJV.

In your life, to get something you’ve never had, you will have to do something you’ve never done. It will cost you something. It may not necessarily cost you money, but it will require a higher level of commitment, change, or doing something new you’re not used to doing.

To reap different fruit, you’re going to have to sow different seed. If we keep doing the same things, spending our time the same way, reading the same things, yet expecting different results, our days and years will become repetitive and unfruitful. God desires that your life is filled with new experiences, new knowledge, and new income, you become healthier, your marriage gets better, and most of all, you go higher in Him.

Refuse to be stagnant regarding what you want to see happen in your life. You can be all the Father desires for you to be. God has said it is yours, and Jesus will help you do what you’ve never done.

Prayer: Father, I give You praise! I ask that You show me and help me do what I need to do to have what I’ve never had. I can’t keep doing the same things expecting different results. Help me not to be afraid of what’s required of me. Your grace is sufficient, and You have great plans for me. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: John 10:10, Romans 1:17, 2 Corinthians 1:20 & 3:18

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Learning to rest well.

April 28, 2024

“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest” Matthew 11:28, ESV.

Learn to rest well. It requires us to submit to His will and His righteousness and to live with whatever results they bring into our lives. As long as you have done what God has asked you to do, you can rest well because you know what your end will be. Your end will be good because He is good. Based on His character alone, you can know it will turn out well.

You’ve done what you know to do about it. You’ve obeyed God and done your part. God says Now step back and let Him do His. Now, rest well.

Prayer: Father, thank you that I don’t have to fight or struggle with this. Help me to do what you said, and learn to rest knowing you will handle it, even when it comes to the hearts of others. Help me to submit to your will and righteousness. I will do my part. I give you great praise for doing yours. I trust you, and I choose to abundantly rest. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Matthew 6:33 & 11:28-30, Exodus 33:14, Psalm 37:7 & 127:1-2, 1 Peter 5:7

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Make your boast in God.

April 22, 2024

“In God we boast all day long, and praise Your name forever. Selah” Psalm 44:8, NKJV.

Many are cheering on their favorite basketball teams, and you may be, too. No one talks them down that their team is better than anyone else’s. Even before the game happens, they boast that their team will win it all.

Make sure you boast on your God. Before the outcome even comes, know that the Lord will cause you to win. He has never lost to the devil, and He never will. He has provided. He has answered you, and Jesus is the champion of your life. He defeated hell, sin, and the grave, and no matter your circumstances, he has already won the battle for you. It may feel like you’re in the 4th quarter of your life, but hold on. He will mightily come through in your life.

Prayer: Father, I give you all the praise this morning, and this is the day that you’ve made. I will rejoice and be glad in it. If I can boast on my team, I can boast on my God! Help me to trust you will win for me. You will answer me. You will make me a better man. You will increase my family and me. You are good, and your great mercy endures forever! I will boast in you today. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Psalm 34:2, 2 Chronicles 20:15, 1 Corinthians 15:55-57

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For every time.

April 21, 2024

”The Lord your God in your midst, the Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing” Zephaniah‬ ‭3‬:‭17‬ ‭NKJV‬‬.

Father, I praise you. You are my rock and my God. You are always here with me. Thank you for every time you have fought for me. For every time you held me up. For every time you helped me. Comforted me. Thank you for changing every misstep into a victorious one. Every time I hit my knees you hear me. From the moment I wake until I go to sleep, you cover me. My life has been preserved and my walk sustained. You’ve been the same God in everything I face. Your track record is impeccable. Your love unchanging. You keep being the same God. You have provided beyond I can count, and I have seen your goodness and favor on my life. You have always delivered me. You’ve been a faithful Father and Friend. These moments fill me with joy as I consider every time. I thank you. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Isaiah 41:10, Hebrews 13:8, 1 Peter 3:12

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Don’t be a silent man. Open up to Him.

April 18, 2024

“Trust in Him at all times, you people; pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us. Selah” Psalm 62:8, NKJV.

For the man going through a difficult time. For the man who is trying to be a pillar for your family. Pray this prayer with me today: Father, I give you all the praise and glory. I will not be silent toward you. I open up to you. See every battle, every fight to trust you, and all the things I care about that I give to you. I am fighting to trust you will provide. Right now, I set myself up to be vulnerable and honest. Sometimes, this walk is hard, Father, and I need your strength. Help me. Even if I end up breaking down this morning before you as a man, I say help me.

I thank you that as I open up to you, you are opening up to me. You are opening up to me your peace. You are opening up to me strength, a great refreshing, and wisdom to get through this. You are making a way in the desert. The brightness of your will and the power of your grace are breaking through. I will press. I will endure in Christ. I will keep my faith. There is a pouring out of your truth in me right now that everything will be alright! I praise you now, and I thank you for these great things in Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Philippians 4:6-7, Amplified

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His will is better for me.

April 14, 2024

“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.

The Father knows what is best for you—He truly does. He knows your wants and needs, the purpose and plan He created you for, the very things you delight in, and how you want your life to look. His will has every one of your deepest desires already factored in. He’s asking now for His children’s trust.

So when God says My will is that you move, I know it’s hard, but don’t continue to stay. When He says she’s not of my will for you, I know it’s hard. I know you don’t want to be alone or you thought she was the one, But let her go. When He says to take this job or shift your career, it’s challenging your faith, but be encouraged. He has a very good reason for it. When He says this is who you are and what I created you for, your past or the negative words spoken over your life can make it hard, but receive it. He cares about your life more than you’ll ever comprehend. He has great things awaiting you in His will.

Prayer: Father, your will is better for me. Your will is perfect for me. In your will is nothing missing or broken. Reign in my life and I decide to submit your will. It’s hard, but I thank you for helping me do it. You’re helping me receive it. Show me any area I’m not where I’m supposed to be and help me to get into your will. I thank you for it now. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: John 16:13, Colossians 1:9, 1 John 5:14

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The things you can’t change.

April 13, 2024

“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.

My wife and I have six kids, and I absolutely love them. Yet it’s hard sometimes, and I ask myself why in the world we had six of them. But I can’t return them like a shirt I bought at a store. I come to the reality that it’s something that I can’t change. So that’s when I look up, and God looks back at me. He reminds me of His perspective. It gives me joy that He knew it all from the beginning, and He’s too big to understand the whys. Although it can’t change, His plans for me are unchangeable. Then, without them knowing my moment of struggle, I go slap my kids a big high five, show them some fatherly love, and tell them it’s a great day!

In your life, there are things that have happened or decisions you have made that you can’t change. There’s no receipt. But choose not to walk in regret and trust the Father, whose plans are unchangeable. Choose to look up and live. It may not change, but you can. Receive His abundant mercy and grace right where you are. It’s up to you to take God’s hand and let Him lead you into enjoying your life and find the blessings in the midst of what you can’t change.

Prayer: Father, I needed to hear this. Thank You! I receive Your heart, perspective, and attitude and let Your grace kick in to help me live, thrive, and see every blessing in the midst of what I can’t change. I rebuke regret and fear. In Christ, I choose to move forward, trusting You still have an awesome plan for me. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Genesis 50:20, Numbers 23:19, Romans 8:28

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A Message from the Lord for you!

April 12, 2024

“He has made everything beautiful in its time…” Ecclesiastes 3:11, NKJV.

“Oh, how great is Your goodness, which You have laid up for those who fear You, which You have prepared for those who trust in You In the presence of the sons of men!” Psalm 31:9, NKJV.

“Prize this season. Prize where you are. I am doing great things for you. I am bringing you through. So much is in store for you. Continue to shine and be a light in this hour. This is a beautiful season because it is the time I have called you into your destined place. You are stepping into it. You will be like those that dream. You are stepping into it. Prize this season. Prize what I’m doing for you. Prize this moment. Rejoice! This is a precious time for you,” says the Spirit of God.

Study: Ecclesiastes 3:1, Psalm 4:7 & 126

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Keep your devotion.

April 11, 2024

“But what do you think? A man had two sons, and he came to the first and said, Son, go, work today in my vineyard. He answered and said, I will not, but afterward he regretted it and went. Then he came to the second and said likewise. And he answered and said, I go, sir, but he did not go. Which of the two did the will of his father? They said to Him, The first.” Matthew 21:28-31, NKJV.

There is a sharp difference between devotion and commitment. To commit means to pledge and thereby binding oneself to a word. To devote means the love, loyalty, or enthusiasm for a person, activity, or cause; to freely give of one’s time to a specific cause; worship. Devotion is doing what you do out of your love for the Father.

In the parable, the first son showed more devotion to His father than His brother. Even though he disrespected his father in his speech, he still honored him by going to the vineyard afterward. He still gave himself to His father’s cause. Life can get complicated. We can get busy, and then we realize we’re committed, but our passion isn’t burning for the Lord like it used to, or we grow weary. Yet, still, God is good and reminds us each new day is a day we can devote ourselves anew to Christ and His cause.

Move from a commitment to a devotion. Let nothing keep you from a deep relationship with the Father and the cause of the Gospel. Regardless of what the enemy is coming against you with, remain devoted to your wife, family, friends, work, and calling. Know that the Father is completely devoted to you and always will be.

Prayer: Father God, thank you for your great devotion to me. Forgive me if I haven’t been devoted to you. Help me when I grow weary in spending time with you and your word. Remind me that the reward in you is greater than any Earthly joy. I will devote myself to you anew, Jesus. Holy Spirit, move within me and cause me to be about the Father’s cause in and through my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Genesis 15:1, Matthew 6:21, 21:31, James 1:22-27, Acts 20:35

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Live by faith again.

April 9, 2024

“For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, ‘The just shall live by faith’”, Romans 1:17, NKJV.

“Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip” Hebrews 2:1, KJV.

I haven’t been in the gym in a while, but I got back into it. It was challenging, but I had to pick it back up again.

That’s how it can be to live a daily life by faith. We recognize some things we let slip, but God helps us pick them back up again. You used to live by faith, but you notice you’ve been leaning on your own understanding in your decisions. You went back to being comfortable and settling on where your life is right now. Somehow, on the inside, fear or pride is impacting what you say and do. Pick back up living by faith again. It may be challenging, but you were meant to live above sin and trouble powerfully. You’re called to a place of rest, advancing the kingdom, and to find your peace in the name of the Lord!

Anxiety will say worry, but faith says everything will be alright–and that’s what you live by. Get back to living by faith, allowing the Holy Spirit to take the wheel and drive. Live by faith in your marriage, your finances, and those dreams of purpose God has given you. If you put them on the shelf, by faith pick them up again.

Prayer: Father, I give you all the praise! Thank you for speaking to me. I have faith in you, but your desire is I live a blessed life by that same faith. Help me to live by faith and not by sight. I humble myself and submit to will for me. If there’s anything I’ve let slip in my life, I thank you for helping me to get back to living by faith. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Proverbs 3:5-6, Habakkuk 2:4, Romans 8:5-6, Hebrews 4:1-2 & 11:6

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Teach me.

April 7, 2024

”Teach me to do Your will, for You are my God; Your Spirit is good. Lead me in the land of uprightness” Psalms‬ ‭143‬:‭10‬ ‭NKJV.

Pray this with me: Father, I praise you. I ask that you teach me how to be your son today. How to trust you and how to let go. Teach me how to manage my time while I have it. My greatest desire is to live completely for you. Teach me how to slow down and seek your wisdom for me, and how to see your promise at work in spite of the pain. Show me how to be consistent in my walk and not assume the worst but to believe the best. Teach me to love without reason. Teach me to breathe when much is required of me. You made me a man, which means I can be a man. I am a strong one. I can change. I can love you with everything I have and love my wife dearly. Teach me not to hold grudges. Show me how not to be too proud to ask and take advice from another man. Help me learn how to ask for help. Teach me how to be a good father. Show me how to accept and love me. Lead me on how to share Jesus and step into something new. Teach me to be obedient when it’s inconvenient. Teach me to walk by faith and not by sight. Teach me how to live a joy-filled life. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Psalm 26:4, 119:124, & 144:1; Matthew 22:37-38, 2 Corinthians 5:7

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He’s giving you a higher perspective.

April 6, 2024

“And raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus” Ephesians 2:6, NKJV.

You are sitted in Christ in heavenly places.
Sometimes, we respond to life from the lenses of an old life when we have a new one. If we have risen with Christ, there is a way to see living from where Christ seats. From Christ’s perspective, the Lord has already worked it out. A way is already made.

Say today that you don’t want to see life from an old place you were redeemed from. You want to view life from where Christ is and your seat with Him. In whatever you encounter, you want a higher perspective. Even in the hardships, take a higher perspective and see the Potter’s good hand at work and sovereignty in it all. If you can see higher, you’ll believe you can have better. If you can see higher, you’ll know you can reach higher. You’ll rest higher. You’ll reign higher.

Prayer: Father, you are good. Thank you for giving me a higher perspective. According to Romans 8:6, give me a spiritual mind. I’m sitted with Christ in victory, strength, wisdom, and righteousness. I have the victory over the old and I can walk in the new. May my seeking be for things above and live seeing everything in life your way. Thank You, Lord. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Colossians 3:1-17, Romans 8:6, Ephesians 2:1-6, Philippians 4:13

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Joy will come in the morning!

April 1, 2024

“For His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for life; Weeping may endure for a night, But joy comes in the morning” Psalms‬ ‭30‬:‭5‬ ‭NKJV‬‬.

Sometimes, joy doesn’t look like it’s coming, but it will. It doesn’t seem like the bright of day will break forth, but it will. As the sun rises out your window this morning, you will see God cause joy to rise in your life.

I believe you will set the promise of God before your eyes, and you will say I’m not worrying today. With faith and patience, you hold on tightly to the rope of His promises. You will stand with a posture of maturity and strength in your Savior. His favor is at work your entire lifetime, and He will save. I see great rejoicing in you today. Weeping may endure for a night, my brother, but joy comes in the morning!

Prayer: Father, I give you glory and thank you for your promises that joy will come in the morning. Before the day breaks, I will rejoice. I can handle whatever comes my way. Help me to stand with faith and patience, knowing you will come through for me. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Hebrews 6:12

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He is risen!

March 31, 2024

“He is not here; for He is risen, as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay” Matthew 28:6, 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, Jesus said to them that wouldn’t be all that would happen. He would tell them again and again, in different ways, that He would overcome death and the grave and would be raised to life. 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 and 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, thank you that Jesus is alive! Jesus I give you honor and glory. You rose just like you said. You have blessed me and have done what you said you would do in my life. Things are rising that appear like they can’t. What an awesome God you are! Thank you, Jesus, for your resurrection and mine! You made me alive! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Matthew 28:6-7, John 10:10

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The best wisdom for a young man.

March 30, 2024

“How can a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed according to Your word” Psalm 119:9, NKJV.

When being young, the best wisdom is to develop early a love, a delight in the word of God, and taking heed to it. When you develop a love for His word, you will develop an understanding of the love God has for you. It will help you put strong faith in your Heavenly Father no matter what you face. His word will cleanse your way. It will set every area of your life on the right course early, and you will see its benefits now and as you age.

When you establish your life according to it, you can’t help but experience a blessed life, even in your younger years. Yes, God can and will work all those things for your good because you love Him, yet your life will be much smoother because you chose to live by His word. Your testimony won’t be that you had several hardships and bruises in your life before you turned to God. Your testimony will be that I let God’s word cleanse my way, and He prospered me. God’s word is a light and a lamp to help you see where to turn, where not to go, and who not to go with. You will say the Lord was good to me and has dealt bountifully with me.

Make God’s word your foundation of wisdom and guide for all things. It will set you on a path of righteousness and His good success.

Prayer: Father, thank you for encouraging me to gain a love and delight for your word. To value it and esteem it. It is the key to experiencing you divine plan and blessings for my life. It is the key to overcoming anything I face and making good, solid choices. I ask you to give me a strong love for your word and apply it while I’m young, no matter what other young people do. I thank you for your good success now and for all the years of my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

“I have written to you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of God abides in you, and you have overcome the wicked one.”
-1 John 2:14

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That weapon…it won’t prosper!

March 28, 2024

“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

In these times, there are weapons we can’t see being formed against God’s people, 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 work against you, God’s word, His ways, and His plan will work for you instead. You will see God’s goodness and favor work for you. You will see that nothing will move God’s hand that is on your life. You will keep moving forward and being blessed instead.

Don’t be derailed from standing on your 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 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 Holy Spirit work for me. Help me to stand in faith, knowing Christ has given me a heritage of winning. Hallelujah! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

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A Message from the Lord for you!

March 27, 2024

“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.

“I am at work in secret. I am protecting and defending you against what is secret. The enemy is plotting against you, but it will not work. He will not foil my plans for you. I am your safeguard and hiding place. You can feed on my goodness and faithfulness. Dwell in Me. I am here in the night times of your life, assuring my plans for you come to pass. Reach for me with your rejoicing. Reach for me with your praise. Suddenly, you will know what I’ve been doing for you in secret. Suddenly, I will openly reward you”, says the Spirit of the Lord.

Study: Psalm 25:14, 37:5 & 64:2, Ecclesiastes 12:14, Isaiah 54:17, Matthew 6:6

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This is not a setback. It’s a setup for your comeback.

March 26, 2024

“He does not fear bad news, nor live in dread of what may happen. For he is settled in his mind that Jehovah will take care of him” Psalms 112:7, The Living Bible.

My brother, what appears to be a setback is no setback at all. It’s God positioning you to receive a manifestation of His goodness and glory. It’s God positioning you for your comeback. Don’t focus on the closed door. Look harder. Search deeper. You’ll see what He’s working on your behalf and already provided. It’s staring you right in the face. He prepared the blessing before they gave you the bad news. He prepared the divine opportunity and rescue. He prepared an open door for you, and as you see it, run through it, my brother! Run through it at full speed. This is not a setback. This is a divine setup for your comeback!

Confession: Lord, thank you for this divine setup from you! I have no fear of bad news! My heart is fixed, trusting in you! I say it again! I have no fear of bad news! My heart is fixed, trusting in you, Lord! This is my comeback. Before fear and worry can grip this heart of mine, you surround me with your peace. You surround me with your love and truth. Open my eyes to see what you are positioning me to receive from you. Fill me, Lord, and grace me so I can run through the open door you’ve set before me. I thank you for my comeback. In the name of Jesus, Amen!

Study: Philippians 3:13-14

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Follow His instructions, it will turn out fine.

March 25, 2024

“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, follow the recipe, 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 this will turn out, how long it will take, how they will respond, or whether you will 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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I see Who Jesus is.

March 24, 2024

“He said to them, ‘But who do you say that I am?’ Simon Peter answered and said, ‘You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.’ Jesus answered and said to him, ‘Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in heaven. And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.’” Mattthew 16:15-18, NKJV.

It’s good to see Who Jesus is. As you see Him right, you’ll see your life right. He is the Son of God. Jesus is Lord. He is the Lion of Judah. He is the Prince of Peace, the Balm of Gilead, the Way, the Truth, and the Life. When you recognize Who Jesus is. When you put Him in your eyes view, there will always be hope that you see. There may be walls around you, but in Him, you will see doors. He is opening your eyes to see the great things God is building in your life. Even this year, He’s unlocking those gifts, and you will step deeper into your purpose. Someone greater and higher is in you Who helps you see beyond what you face in life. Amid the lies or mental warfare that seek to bind you, Jesus says you know Who I am, and in Me, you see that you have the power to bind it instead. In Me, see your freedom.

The gates of hell will not prevail against you because you see and know who Jesus is.

Prayer: Hallelujah, Father! I see Who Jesus is. You are my King. You are my salvation. You are my joy and hope. You are the greater One in me. As I see Who you are, I thank you that I see who I am and the power you’ve given me. As I see you right, I see my life right. In every moment, help me always see you, Jesus. In your name, I pray, Amen!

Study: Matthew 16:13-19, Isaiah 9:6, Revelation 5:5

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Taste and see that He’s good.

March 23, 2024

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

I assure you that anyone you’ve heard who says God is so good is not making it up. He is a Way-maker and a life-changer. The Lord will provide and prosper you. He will make something glorious out of your life.

Yet, just as it would require you to taste and see a new restaurant experience you’ve only heard was good, you will have to taste and see that God is good, too. Taste of His will by surrendering to it, and you’ll see He’s been trying to turn your life around all along. He’s been desiring to turn that situation around and greatly bless you all along. He’s been trying to bring newness and fresh change into your life the entire time. The Lord is merciful and full of compassion. He’s prepared a table for you to feast at right before your enemies to give you an ordained victory. You just needed to taste and see. Once you do, you will never be the same. Taste and see that He is good to you!

Prayer: Father, I choose to taste and see that you are good! Even in these times, you have been so good to us. Help me to put my trust in you. Because I trust you, I will try you. I let go and choose your way. I declare that I will see, I will experience that you are good! Hallelujah! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Psalm 34:9-10 & 100:5Nahum 1:7John 10:10Romans 8:28

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Let it be You, not me.

March 20, 2024

“Let Your hand become my help, for I have chosen Your precepts” Psalm 119:173, NKJV.

“I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me” Galatians 2:20, NKJV.

Father, I give you all the praise and am grateful for all you have done for me. Let it be all you today in my life. Not the love I have in my own capacity, but let it be your love that I walk in. Not my own manufactured peace, but let it be your peace that I walk in. Not my strength that only carries me so far, but let it be your strength that helps me overcome. Let it be all you and none of me. Let it be your encouragement and counsel that flows from my heart to someone who needs that boost today. Let me not lean onto my own understanding and be rushed in my decisions, but allow your wisdom to flow in my life. Let me allow your Spirit to speak and govern my life. I don’t need more of me, but more of you. Not my humility, but Jesus’ humility that brought you from heaven to relate and show compassion to those around me. Because I am humble, you will exalt me. You will cause me to thrive in all circumstances. I love and serve you alone, no matter what. I bless your faithful name. At the end of today, I will say it was you and not me. In Jesus’ mighty name, I pray, Amen!

Study: 1 John 4:4, 2 Corinthians 12:9, Isaiah 41:10 & 13, John 14:27, 1 Peter 5:6

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Your steps are ordered.

March 19, 2024

“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 used 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 for 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, and do not be discouraged from being a good man. He is ordering your steps, and He is going to show out in your life.

Prayer: Father, thank you for your mighty word. Everything’s going to work out. Help me to continue with faith, being a good man who does good things. I will see the 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 119:133Romans 8:2-8-31

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There’s none like You!

March 17, 2024

“There is none like You, O Lord; You are great, and great is Your mighty and powerful name. Who would not fear You, O King of the nations? For it is appropriate and it is Your due! For among all the wise men of the nations and in all their kingdoms, there is none like You” Jeremiah 10:6-9, Amplified.

Pray this prayer with me today: Father, I come to in the mighty name of Jesus. I bless and honor you. You are my God, and there’s none like you! You are my invincible army. There is no one higher or greater than you, Lord! No one can heal, deliver and provide like you. No one can run over all my enemies like You. No one will go so far to save. Like Israel, you split the seas in my life and I can move forward into my promised land. The devil can’t stand against me because you are for me. As I declare who you are, let an abundance of peace rise in me! As I declare who you are, I am reminded there’s nothing too hard for you. You hold every solution I need. You are faithful and true. Pour out your joy and blessings in my life today. There’s none like you. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: 2 Samuel 7:22, Psalm 104:1, Jeremiah 32:17

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On the other side of your prayers

March 14, 2024

“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 on the other side of your prayers is a big God. The Almighty is listening. The One Who’s compassions fail not. 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 like you need a miracle done 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 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, tremendous power is at work, and you move on my behalf no matter what I see. I ask for Your strength and that I walk in your Spirit. As I pray, do the supernatural and miraculous in my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Ephesians 3:20James 5:16Philippians 2:13

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Lead me, Holy Spirit.

March 12, 2024

“For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God” Romans 8:14, NKJV.

Father, I give you all the praise, honor, and glory this morning. I thank you for the gift of the Holy Spirit. You are my Comforter and Helper. You lead and guide us into all truth. Fill me, Holy Spirit. Take the lead, Holy Spirit. You know how to get me where I need to be in my life. You know the thoughts and plans you have for me to give me an awesome future and expected end. Speak to my heart. Govern my responses. Let your fruit of love, joy, and peace overflow in and through my life. Rest on me with power today, helping me to do what I can’t do on my own. I’m walking wisely and strong in you today. I’m listening to your instructions that navigate me, even through tough times. I hear you, Holy Spirit. As many as are led by you are your sons. I’m your son, Father, and I’m ready to let you lead me. Today will be an awesome day in You! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: John 14:16-17 & 16:13, Acts 1:8 & 4:31, Galatians 5:16-25, Ephesians 5:18-19

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Run your race in this season.

March 11, 2024

“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.

Fix your eyes forward on Jesus, remain in your lane, and run your race in your season. Finish your course with joy. Don’t be concerned about the past, for the Lord will fix it all. There are great plans ahead for you. You may or may not have obeyed God like you should’ve, but continue to run your race. You may feel behind schedule, but you must still run your race. The Lord is known for using His power to order our steps and put His people back on schedule. His promises are for us all. He only wants your focus to be on your calling and your course.

Prayer: Father, I give you all the praise and glory today. Help me run my race in this season. I’m blessed, favored, and anointed by you! Called and chosen by you! I will fix my eyes on Jesus, the author, and finisher of my faith. Thank you for using every setback as a setup to steer me into your plans for me. I receive great grace from you to finish my course with joy. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: 1 Corinthians 9:24-25, 2 Corinthians 10:12, Acts 20:24, Jeremiah 1:5

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He made today good for you!

March 9, 2024

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

“You crown the year with Your goodness, and Your paths drip with abundance” Psalm 65:11, NKJV.

When God created the earth, He saw it as good. He also created the moon, sun, and stars. When He created man and looked at all He had made, He saw that it was very good. From the beginning, everything that the Lord made was good.

Now, your good God has made your day. This day. It will be good too. So rejoice and be glad in it. Expect a day full of favor and life. Expect blessings and your paths to drip with abundance. Expect victory. Expect provision and a way made. Don’t be surprised if even something unexpected you’ve been waiting for arrives.

The Lord your God made today good for you!

Prayer: Father, I praise you! I’m glad you made my day. Therefore, I will rejoice and be glad in it. I set myself to trust there is good you created for me today. I declare you have crowned my year with goodness, and my paths will overflow with abundance. I am like a child, joyfully expecting blessings, ways to be made, and your promises to be fulfilled in my life. That’s the good God I serve. Hallelujah! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Genesis 1:9-10 & 31, Psalm 34

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Your Source comes first.

March 5, 2024

“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 Instagram, 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 solve that problem, you must decide about your mortgage, that big client is coming next week, and you have to get ready for that, what will you do…”

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, all the love, wisdom, peace, patience, and power that you need.

Every success is a prayer success. The devil wants to rush you right past your relationship with the Lord today. Yes, you need to handle other things. However, you abundantly need God more.

Confession: My God, my Heavenly Father, 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, James 1:5

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Let Him be your strength.

March 3, 2024

“And He said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness’…for when I am weak, then I am strong” 2 Corinthians 12:9-10, NKJV.

Throughout scripture, there were men of God who experienced weariness of heart and weakness. They didn’t cover up their moment of weakness, and we miss it as men when we try to cover it up and be strong when some points just, frankly, we’re not. They had to go to God to strengthen them, and just as He helped them, God is with you and will help you. Just as He was their strength, He will be your strength too. The Lord will uphold you by His right hand. He will help you go a little farther. He will help you walk by faith when nothing makes sense. He will help you by His Holy Spirit to keep standing for what is right in His eyes.

Sometimes, go kneel at the altar so you can stand in your life. Keep seeking God for His wisdom, and keep receiving His supernatural strength. He will cause all grace to abound towards you. He will fill you completely and will be your fuel. He will renew and refresh you. He is your strength.

Prayer: Father, I give you praise. I will not cover up my weakness and bear it before you. Yet, when I am weak before you, then I’m made strong. Strengthen me according to your word. Without your strength, I can’t walk another mile. I receive your supernatural help and strength today. Refuel me, LORD. Renew my strength. Refresh me. Jesus, thank you for standing up for me and giving me what I need to overcome. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.'” – Isaiah 41:10.

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It will turn out great.

February 29, 2024

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go” Joshua 1:9, ESV.

As a father and man, the Lord says don’t let a fear of failure stop you. You can start something, and it turn out great!

God says to you this morning, my brother, you can start something, build something, and don’t worry about how it will turn out. It will turn out great. The Lord is with you! God’s will is enough. His Spirit and His gift in you are enough. You are enough. You may feel nervous, and fear may be at your heels, but do it anyway. Whether it’s something as small as an idea for a fun time with your family or you stepping out on what God has put in your heart, only believe. Obey Him. There may be hurdles, but you are favored to succeed. Full of kingdom impact. You’re a step away from the greatest faith moments and triumphs of your life.

Prayer: Father, I give you praise and glory. Thank you for encouraging me that I can do all things through Christ. Yes, me. When you author it, Lord, it will work. What you have been telling me to do, I will do. Help me not to give place to fear but only faith. You have put great impact in me and I am enough. I thank you, Lord. Whatever you ask me to do, it will turn out great. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: 2 Timothy 1:7, Isaiah 41:10, Hebrews 11:8 & 13:6

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You are blessed!

February 28, 2024

“Blessings are on the head of the righteous, But violence covers the mouth of the wicked” Proverbs 10:6, NKJV.

“Salvation belongs to the Lord. Your blessing is upon Your people. Selah” Psalm 3:8, NKJV.

Yes, you may have had some bumps and bruises along the way. Yes, you may have made some mistakes that you would like to take back. Yet, God hasn’t changed His mind about you or the outcome of your moment and your life. He still calls you blessed. He has given you an identity of being blessed. It’s who you are.

Take those experiences as only lessons to get wiser and better. Those experiences aren’t to define you. You are blessed. Your home is blessed. Your ability to bounce back and walk out God’s will is blessed. It’s who you are in Christ. The road ahead will only have blessings at the end, and the Lord says to see them before you today. Jesus is your greatest blessing, and as long as you have Him, He will order your steps into what God has abundantly ordained for your life.

Prayer: Father, thank you, and I praise you for blessing me. According to your word blessings are on my head. It will work out because I’m blessed for it to. I am worthy because of Christ, and you have still favored me and will be good to me. Help me to count it all joy and see great lessons from my experiences, but they will not define me. I am healed. I am whole. I am blessed. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Galatians 3:13-15, Ephesians 1:3, Psalm 21:3 & 65:11, Romans 8:28-30

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Possess what God has for you.

February 28, 2024

“Pass through the camp and command the people, saying, ‘Prepare provisions for yourselves, for within three days you will cross over this Jordan, to go in to possess the land which the Lord your God is giving you to possess’” Joshua‬ ‭1:11‬, 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 God has given us, what is in our hearts to accomplish won’t happen. You will see it, but you won’t hold it in your hands. I am seeing more and more that if you want what God has shown you, it’s not just going to happen. Just like Israel, He has given it to you, but you have to possess it.

Sometimes, we don’t move because of a fear of failure, and procrastination can be fear disguised but know this: the Lord would not show you what you cannot possess. You can do it, my brother. Go get what the Father has for you!

Prayer: Father God, I praise you. Thank you for speaking to me. You wouldn’t have given me this dream, this idea, this goal, 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 possess what you have given me. As I do, I will see You do great things in my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

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Your number-one contact.

February 26, 2024

“Be cheerful no matter what; pray all the time; thank God no matter what happens. This is the way God wants you who belong to Christ Jesus to live” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, Message Bible.

No matter where you are or what you do, always keep the line of communication open with God through prayer. This is what prayer is. You are constantly checking with God about what He says and thinks about the decision. You know how you feel about it, but Father, how do you feel?

As you talk to God, you will find He’s already talking to you. He’s already leading and guiding you. His Spirit is like a traffic director, letting you know to think on this, but don’t allow that in your heart. Push that aside. He’s your encourager telling you, yes, that’s bad news, but keep moving forward because I’ve already provided. Like Abraham, I’ve got a ram in the bush for you. His Spirit is like your coach telling you you can do it through the Son. You missed it, but come to Me. Keep your head up and stay in My joy. The Lord should be your number-one contact in your recent calls to Him in prayer. Looking to Him, depending on Him to show you what to do and how to live–and He will answer every time.

Prayer: Father, thank you. I can talk to you any time. Help me live a life where I’m not living on my own but depending on you. Be my coach today, Holy Spirit. Be the director of my thoughts today, Holy Spirit. Lead and guide me, even with my tongue, to speak what’s good and kind. Because I’m always praying, you will speak and steer me to every victory and blessing. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: John 16:13, Genesis 22:12-14, Proverbs 3:5-6

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He’s closer than He’s ever been.

February 25, 2024

“Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you” Hebrews 13:5, NKJV.

When we don’t feel God is close, don’t worry. The fruit will show He’s closer than He’s ever been. He’s never left you. Those are the moments for you to draw closer to Him. Draw closer to His word. And when you do, admit to the Lord that you realize you can’t do anything without Him.

Get away from all the noise of life and lean in a little more. Be encouraged to know He’s right there. The Father wants your closeness. There’s something He will do in you and speak when you seek.

Prayer: Father, I praise you. I’m drawing close to you. I may not feel you, but I will always see you. You are always close, right here with me. You are the heartbeat of my life. No matter what I go through, I don’t have to worry because you are near. Help me lean into you a little more to hear you. I believe you will do something powerful in my life.

Study: James 4:7-9, Psalm 46:1 & 73:28, Jeremiah 29:13,

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Now you have to trust Me.

February 24, 2024

“…It was so bad we didn’t think we were going to make it. We felt like we’d been sent to death row, that it was all over for us. As it turned out, it was the best thing that could have happened. Instead of trusting in our own strength or wits to get out of it, we were forced to trust God totally—not a bad idea since he’s the God who raises the dead! And he did it, rescued us from certain doom. And he’ll do it again, rescuing us as many times as we need rescuing” 2 Corinthians 1:8-10, Message Bible.

You may find yourself like Paul. You are in a bad situation, and honestly, there’s nothing you can do. If the Lord doesn’t do it, it won’t get done. God eliminated all your options, and it’s sobering when you find even as a man you’re limited in your own rescue. You’ve come to the end of yourself, and God says as your loving Father –now you have to trust Me. You can’t do anything now–but be still and trust Me.

It’s a great place to be when He’s your only choice. You are in the best position to find out who God truly is, not only in someone else’s life but in yours. You’re about to encounter the One that can open doors, bring what seems dead back to life, and makes all things new. God will bring to pass His good and perfect will for those who put their trust in Him. God’s response to our humble dependency will always be great favor and grace. Mighty growth and rescue always come from a great dependency.

Prayer: Father, I praise you. I can’t trust anyone but you right now. I’m forced to look only to you, and that’s the best place for me. You’re teaching me how to always depend on you. I ask for refreshed strength and wisdom. I choose to trust you. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Psalm 124, Proverbs 3:5-6

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Your challenge, your opportunity.

February 23, 2024

“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.

A great quote that’s so true 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 have to have us. That doesn’t mean we cave in within them. 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 hope and an expected end. Your challenge is your opportunity in disguise.

Your challenge is your opportunity to depend on Him and watch Him make a way. It’s your opportunity to build your trust in God and be blessed by Him. It’s God’s opportunity to provide. It’s an opportunity to watch Him save. Draw closer to Christ for wisdom, and hear Him speak something about your life beyond how things appear.

In these times, with the Lord, 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, that propels us forward.

Prayer: Father, thank You for giving me the right view on any challenge before me. Give me eyes to see what You see. This challenge is an opportunity in disguise. I ask for wisdom. Jesus, I receive Your courage today. You are doing something great for me and in me. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Jeremiah 29:11John 16:33James 1:5

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You may bend, but you won’t break.

February 18, 2024

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

Palm trees can grow up to 197 feet tall. They always grow toward the sun, even if they must contort and bend. They thrive in warm and moist climates. They may appear fragile, but their looks are deceiving. They can bend in massive storms, yet amazingly, they do not break.

As the righteous, you are as the palm tree. Swaying and bending in the storm, God is in you and won’t allow you to break. It frustrates the devil that you seem to keep standing. Even after more adversity, more glory is revealed in your life.

You thrive in God’s perfect will. You thrive in the water of His Word, planted by it, growing as high as you can and reaching as high as you can. You are drawn to the Son, Who is the light of the world, and you are empowered from your Source, gaining strength from Him, receiving joy and favor from Him, abounding in His grace.

As the palm tree, you may have to adjust and bend in life, but nothing will keep you from flourishing. He ordained you to thrive.

Prayer: Father, thank you for making me righteous through Jesus Christ, and I flourish as the palm tree. I may bend, but I won’t break! I am like a palm tree, and I will continue to reach for you, flourishing into everything you have for my life. Hallelujah! In Jesus’ mighty name, Amen!

Study: Psalm 92, Romans 5:20

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Pick up the pace.

February 17, 2024

”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.

I have to admit that the Lord asked me to do something two weeks ago, and I still haven’t done it. It’s not that I don’t want to do it or even plan on doing it; I just haven’t. God is ready to bless me, yet my pace is honestly holding it all up.

Sometimes, it’s not our race. It’s our pace. You know what God has told you to do. He gave you the instructions, and the dream is before you. The Lord is ready to bring it to pass. We have the plan, yet it’s the pace at which we are moving to execute that plan.

Be encouraged to pick up the pace. If God has placed on your heart anything He wants you to do in order to bring His great plans to pass, go ahead and do it. Move beyond just the spiritual aspect of what you believe God wants you to receive and walk in. The practical side of it is also important. You just don’t want to know the dream but experience it also.

Prayer: Father, help me pick up the pace. You’ve shown me and told me what to do, help me to do it. Whether it’s something spiritual or some natural, practical steps I need to make, I thank you for the wisdom to get it done. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: 1 Corinthians 9:24-27, Proverbs 10:4 & 13:4

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Help me move forward

February 16, 2024

“I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus” Philippians 3:14, NKJV.

Father, I give you all the glory, honor, and praise. There is no One like you. As your son, sometimes it gets tough, Father. Help me to move forward in your will. Help me to move forward in your plan and living for you. Help me release all situations to you and keep pressing forward. The enemy is attempting to distract me and hinder me. It will not work. I will press toward the mark of the high calling in Christ Jesus. You are my rock and my shield. I put my trust in you. I will bless you at all times, and your praise will continually be in my mouth. I move beyond what formed against me and declare it shall not prosper! I receive the overcoming power of your joy and peace. Let your Spirit wash over me and refresh me. Make a pillar in my mind of your word, and your truth stands firm, covering my whole life. Your grace is sufficient and overflowing, and I thank you for helping me move forward in you. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Philippians 3:13-14, 1 John 4:4, 1 Corinthians 3:17, Psalm 18:30, Isaiah 54:17

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Be encouraged not to quench Him.

February 14, 2024

“Do not quench [subdue, or be unresponsive to the working and guidance of] the [Holy] Spirit” 1 Thessalonians 5:19, Amplified.

To quench here in the Greek means to extinguish or to put out. The Holy Spirit is like a fire that God kindles something in us, and He says don’t quench Him when He comes. He comes to burn away what’s not like Him. He comes to combat the wicked one and deliver. He comes with truth in the midst of adversity to empower us and keep us free. He moves so His fruit can overflow in our lives. I don’t get it right every time, but I’m learning more and more to recognize the Holy Spirit moving in my life and responding to it.

A move of the Holy Spirit not only can occur in a worship service. It happens in our daily lives, yet if we’re not careful, we can miss Him, quench Him, and not even realize we did it. You can be at work, and a song you weren’t even thinking of springs up in your heart that He wants you to sing. That’s Him. He’s trying to start a fire with a song you’re going to need today. When He moves on your heart to wake up. When He begins a spark of revelation of God’s word or about your life while you’re out and about, that’s Him. Even a word to speak to someone on your heart, that’s Him. It’s starting small, but there’s a fire He’s starting because of God’s great desire to bless you and them. The more we flow with the Holy Spirit, the more He’ll fill our cup with joy and peace, the more effortlessly we’ll get to where God is taking us, the more supernatural change we’ll see, the more great moves of God we’ll see. They may never make the news, but it will make God’s heart.

If you don’t have the Holy Spirit, ask Him to come into your life today. If you do, be encouraged not to quench Him. Watch Him do something amazing in your life.

Prayer: Father, thank you for your great desire to bless me. Give me the Holy Spirit. I ask for a deeper relationship with you, Holy Spirit. Forgive me if I’ve quenched you. I see you when you move at church, but help me to recognize more when you are moving in my personal life and teach me how to be responsive to you. I praise you for doing great things in and through my life. In Jesus’ Name, Amen!

Study: Luke 11:11-13, Acts 1:8, John 14:16 & 16:13, 2 Corinthians 3:17

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He will finish what He started in you.

February 13, 2024

“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.

It’s not easy when you feel like so much is against you, but He will finish what He started in you. You may feel you’ve got a long way to go and how in the world you will get there, but He will finish what He started in you. He will do it. Not you. The stress comes when we place the responsibility for finishing our story on ourselves instead of on the Lord. You will feel a whole lot better as you take the responsibility and pressure off of yourself and let it rest in God’s hand, His power, His sovereignty, and in the love He has for you, His son.

You just continue to seek Him and keep walking in your relationship with Him. Keep your eyes on Jesus. He’s going to bless you. He’s going to prosper and deliver you. He’s going to finish it.

Prayer: Father, thank you for Who you are in my life. You are my Finisher, and I will bless your Name. What you’ve started in me, I believe you are going to finish in me. You will do it, not me. Help me keep seeking you, live free of care, and leave it in Your hands. I feel a lot better. I choose to trust You will get me to every destination you have for my life. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Study: Hebrews 12:2, Matthew 6:33

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Stay in His will.

February 11, 2024

“Peter took Him aside [to speak to Him privately] and began to reprimand Him, saying, ‘May God forbid it! This will never happen to You.’ But Jesus turned and said to Peter, ‘Get behind Me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to Me; for you are not setting your mind on things of God, but on things of man’ ” Matthew 16:22-23, Amp.

It was a hard saying, but it was true what Jesus said to the devil and Peter about going to the cross. Jesus loved Peter and knew he meant no harm, yet Peter didn’t understand the will of God. Yet, Jesus did. Those around him didn’t understand, but He knew what the Father had called Him to do, and He was holding fast to God’s will.

It’s important in this season of your life to stay in God’s will. It may be a good idea, but not a God idea. Stay in God’s will. If God gave you a plan, stay with that plan. Step-by-step, don’t be moved to the left or to the right, but keep praying and following the instructions of the Holy Spirit. Remember, even your loved ones may not understand the will of God for you like you do. It’s up to you to not be moved and hold fast to it. Jesus knew the assignment and was determined to carry it out, and He victoriously did. So will you.

Prayer: Father, I give you praise! Thank you, Jesus, for your determination to stay in the Father’s will, and you carried it out strong. No matter what, help me not to be swayed or moved. Get behind me, satan! I know what God told me. Continue to help me follow your instructions, Holy Spirit, and I thank you, Lord, for victoriously walking out your perfect will for my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: John 4:34Ephesians 5:15-17Proverbs 4:27

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I didn’t give you a spirit of fear.

February 10, 2024

“For God did not give us a spirit of timidity or cowardice or fear, but [He has given us a spirit] of power and of love and of sound judgment and personal discipline [abilities that result in a calm, well-balanced mind and self-control].

Fear is the one spirit that the Father wanted to speak about and be very clear, plain, and direct. He says I didn’t give you that spirit. If fear is at the core of motivating what you do, if it’s impacting your mind, how you think and your peace, how you respond, who you let in, how you trust God, the lenses you see yourself through, how you see this awesome life He’s blessed you with, God says I didn’t give you that spirit. I didn’t write all My promises for you to live like that. My Son didn’t save and redeem you to live like that.

Not like that.

I declare you will recognize it anywhere in your life, and the truth of God’s word and love is liberating you today. Jesus came to free you and gave you His Spirit. Be determined to let only the Holy Spirit govern you, steer your life, empower you, grace you, and fill you with joy and love. Let Him be the only Spirit that says you’re a great man, and that’s what you receive.

Prayer: Hallelujah, Father! Thank you for the truth of your word and your love. I receive it. That spirit of fear, you didn’t give me that. I bind it, and I will not live according to it. I’m free to live according to your Spirit and every promise you’ve provided for me. Through Christ, I will live free and strong. I’m a great man, and that’s what I receive. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: John 8:36, Philippians 4:13, 1 John 4:18, Psalm 34:4

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Father, get the glory today.

February 7, 2024

“Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good deeds and moral excellence, and [recognize and honor and] glorify your Father who is in heaven” Matthew 5:16, Amp.

“Not to us, O Lord, not to us, But to Your name give glory Because of Your lovingkindness, because of Your truth and faithfulness” Psalm 115:1, Amp.

Father, I thank you for a new day, and I give you praise for it. I praise you for Who you are. Get the glory today through how I live. Get the glory from how I respond. Be glorified in how I love others. Even if I make a mistake, get the glory in how I get up and press on. May my life bring you honor. Holy Spirit, empower me to be like Jesus and keep me humble. Be glorified in how I respect others and work as unto you. Get the glory in how I love my wife and kids. Help me esteem your word and keep it before me. May your praise continually be in my mouth. When today is done, cause me to smile because I let you be glorified in my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: 1 Corinthians 6:20 & 10:31, Psalm 86:12, John 3:20, Zechariah 4:6

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Glimpses of Greatness

February 6, 2024

“When He had called the people to Himself, with His disciples also, He said to them, ‘Whoever desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me'” Mark 8:34, NKJV.

“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.

I know you have seen glimpses of greatness in your life. You’ve seen flickers of it—flashes of seeing all you were created to be. Don’t give up on that. Don’t settle.

Be great through Him. Let the Lord be who you depend on and yield to for strength. There will be times you will have to get up when you don’t want to, but Jesus will tell you to deny yourself and take up your cross today. He will tell you the way to greatness is humility. Yet, His grace will show itself to be sufficient. It’s enough. His Spirit is enough to provide whatever you need to be the greatest man you can be.

Prayer: Father, I give you all the praise and glory. I don’t want to see just glimpses of greatness anymore. I want to be all you have called me to be and do everything you have purposed for me. Help me not to lean on myself but on you. According to your word, it’s all by your Spirit. Teach me, Holy Spirit, how to allow you to be the strength and power I need to reach the highest heights in my life. I’m called to be great. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Matthew 11:29 & 23:12, Luke 9:23, 2 Corinthians 12:9, Ephesians 2:10, Proverbs 22:4

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A good life prepared for you.

February 1, 2024

“For we are His workmanship [His own master work, a work of art], created in Christ Jesus [reborn from above spiritually transformed, renewed, ready to be used] for good works, which God prepared [for us] beforehand [taking paths which He set], so that we would walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us]” Ephesians 2:10, Amplified.

As amazing and beautiful as Hawaii is, the life God has ordained for you is far better.

It doesn’t matter what you’ve been through, you still have a life that is already prepared, prearranged, and ordained for you in Christ Jesus. There is an awesome life, winning of lives to Jesus, faith victories, good works, mighty power, wisdom, favor, and great restoration ordained for you in Christ Jesus! Like a meal already prepared when you come home, God has prepared a good life for you in Christ Jesus.

Move forward in His will and receive what He has for you. You are God’s workmanship. You’ve been specially made to live a good life.

Prayer: Father, I am so thankful you prepared a good life for me. I receive your word, your will, and your purpose for me. I receive Your plan for me. Help me to move forward in the awesome things, even Your mighty restoration. Help me to move forward into what has been ordained for me before the foundation of the world–a good life. I won’t settle for less. In Jesus� name, Amen.

Study: Psalm 139:14

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You are unstoppable!

January 30, 2024

“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, if you feel faint and weary or discouraged, don’t run away from God. Run to Him. When you wait on the Lord, you set 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! This is my hour to soar. I was meant to run and mount up with wings as an eagle, and I won’t believe otherwise. I have a Lion in me. 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, Ephesians 2:10, 2 Corinthians 5:17, 1 John 4:4

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Triumph is in the air.

January 29, 2024

“Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place” 2 Corinthians 2:14, NKJV.

“Then Elijah said to Ahab, ‘Go up, eat and drink; for there is the sound of abundance of rain’” 1 Kings 18:41, NKJV.

Triumph is in the air. Victory is in the atmosphere. When you discern it in the air, it’s about to show up. As you look and see the landscape of your life, may you see victory. God is bringing it to you. I declare you will see victory this week. You will embrace it this week. It won’t be seen but not experienced. He always causes you to triumph, and that’s what you set your faith on whatever you’re believing God for today. Those around you will come to know God by the victory they see you believe and receive.

Prayer: Father, I praise you! You always cause me to triumph, and I discern it in the atmosphere. There’s triumph in the air. I’m surrounded by it. I’m predestined to walk in victory. Help me give you a seed of faith! This will be a week of great victory for me. Cause those around me to know you are real by how they see you bless me and what they see you do for the man that trusts you. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: 1 Corinthians 15:57Matthew 17:20Psalm 106:47Romans 8:28-391 John 5:4

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In the midst of it, He’ll be good to you.

January 28, 2024

“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 goodness and mercy. It is certain. It is guaranteed. There’s no doubt 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 will 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 who 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 is getting one arm, and mercy is getting the other, and they both are working together to pick you up again. God’s going to find you and bless you! You’ll see that surely nothing can stop them from following you. So let your praise be sure also.

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

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He’s more than enough.

January 27, 2024

“Then Jacob said to Joseph: ‘God Almighty appeared to me at Luz in the land of Canaan and blessed me'” Genesis 48:3, NKJV.

If you feel like you don’t have enough, remember the Father is more than enough. Nothing is too hard for your God Almighty, El-Shaddai, the All-Sufficient One. He is more than enough for whatever you are facing. Whatever you are going through, God is enough for you. He has more than enough power, enough wisdom, control, grace, and love to get you to the other side of the adversity. You serve a strong, impenetrable God that never runs out of ways to work it out. The Lord still makes ways out of no way. He has plenty of strength He can give you. He has more than enough authority to keep the enemy in his place. He has more than enough provision to get you what you need when you need it. Whatever supply you need, the Father is able to pour it out to the overflow.

Connect with your heavenly Father today. He’s more than enough.

Prayer: Father, I praise you, for you are faithful and true. There’s nothing too hard for you. You are El Shaddai. You can abundantly help me. You make ways out of no way. You are able. As I connect with you, pour out an overflow into my life. I stand trusting you. You are more than enough! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Jeremiah 32:17, 2 Corinthians 9:8 & 12:9, Philippians 4:19

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Devil, I trample on you!

January 26, 2024

“Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you” Luke 10:19, NKJV.

“From the rising of the sun to its going down the Lord’s name is to be praised” Psalm 113:3, NKJV.

Sunrise to sunset, you will praise the name of the Lord! Whatever the devil is plotting in secret against you, it won’t work, and he is under your feet. You will prosper, flourish, and thrive wherever the Lord has planted you. Your health is covered, and your youth will be renewed as the eagle. You will live and not die to declare the works of your God! Greater is He that is in you than in the world. The devil is defeated. Trample on his head today.

The devil’s works and power have been obliterated. That’s why he has to seek out who will let him devour them. But not you! Rejoice in the Lord your God! No weapon formed against you shall prosper. I pray the devil’s voice is silenced in my brother’s life. Shout praise to God in his face. Laugh in his face because God is going to bless you in his face! Tell him no one is greater than your God, who is on His throne forever. Jesus alone is King and Lord, Who always goes before you.

Prayer: Father, sunrise to sunset I will praise you! The devil wants you to stop trusting God, but I won’t do it. No matter the attack, I won’t do it! Greater is Christ in me. I trample on the devil today and rejoice in God because I know what my every outcome will be. I’m blessed and victorious! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Ephesians 6:10-18, Romans 16:20, 1 Peter 5:8, Revelation 20:10

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The 1-yard line.

January 25, 2024

“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.

In football, it always gets the toughest at the one-yard line. The opponent puts their best defensive players on the field. It gets the toughest when you’re the closest.

My brother, you’re almost there. Just because you’re experiencing opposition from the wicked one doesn’t mean something is wrong. You may be facing your greatest challenge, but that doesn’t mean something is wrong. You’re just at your one-yard line. At this pivotal point, the devil is throwing everything he can at you because the greatest blessing of your life is on the other side of what you’re going through. His tactic of attack is to get you discouraged and tired and deter you from what God has spoken to you. Yet, the Lord of Hosts, the God of Angel Armies, has gone before you. His best are on the field of your life too. Jesus is with you. You’re so close to those dreams from God, and they are about to come to pass!

The 1-yard line is not the place to faint but the place to rejoice. You know God too well, and He’s shown you too much to give in now, especially right before you receive. You are at the cusp of experiencing the most awesome place in your life–and I prophesy God is going to amaze you at how He helps you to enter in.

Prayer: Father, I give all the praise, honor, and glory. It’s tough, but through Christ, I will overcome the one-yard line. I will rejoice at the 1-yard line. Your grace is sufficient. I ask for a renewed strength and courage. Help me, Holy Spirit, to not be moved by the attacks of the devil against me and remain diligent in you. Continue to lead and guide me. Your plans for me are coming to pass! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Jeremiah 29:11, Corinthians 12:9, Hebrews 12:1-2, 1 John 4:4

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Your God is with you!

January 24, 2024

“Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, ‘Rulers of the people and elders of Israel: If we this day are judged for a good deed done to a helpless man, by what means he has been made well” Acts 4:7-9, NKJV.

“Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you” Deuteronomy 31:6, NKJV.

When the disciples were filled, they spoke. It speaks to the truth that we aren’t doing this by ourselves. Jesus is in us, and there’s an anointing we carry, a grace the Lord provides to walk in, affirming we are not on our own.

When the Lord speaks to your heart and asks you to share Jesus with someone. You are not on your own. His Spirit is right there with you to fill your mouth and give you the words to say. As you step out in faith to pray for someone’s healing, you are not on your own. His power is there. He’s with you when you step out in faith into your calling. Even in your forgiveness, blessing your enemy, or giving to help someone in need, He’s there working through that work of love so they encounter Him.

Be mindful that wherever you go, whatever you do today, you are not alone. Your God is with you!

Prayer: Father, I give you praise and glory. I thank you that I’m not doing this by myself. I don’t have to be afraid. You’re on my side. As I spend time with you, fill me Holy Spirit. Fill me with power and joy that gives me strength. Whatever you want to do through me today, I’m not on my own. You are with me. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Acts 1:8 & 4:8-12Proverbs 28:1Luke 4:1Philippians 4:13

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Fill my day, fill my life!

January 22, 2024

“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. You are faithful, 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 me with your word. Fill my day with your presence and my mouth with your praise. Fill me with your peace. With outstretched arms, I welcome you to be 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 that your 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 81:102 Corinthians 3:17Galatians 5:22-23Ephesians 5:18-20

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Don’t resist Him. Press in.

January 20, 2024

“Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded” James 4:7-8, NKJV.

I know He’s calling you deeper than you’ve ever gone, but don’t resist Him. This is the greatest hour of our life. Don’t resist Him. Surrender to Him and press in. What you desire to see in your life will come as you press in. This is not just the year of overflow on God’s part but yours also. It’s going to take your overflow to get beyond those intensified attacks from the wicked one. The Spirit of the Lord will lift a standard against him! Get in that closet when God tells you to wake up and pray. Fast as He tells you to. Praise as He tells you to. Put that remote down and pick up that word when He tells you to. Christ is coming, and the deeper we go into these last days, the tighter our grip has to become on God. The closer to God we must draw. You may not understand it, but there’s a divine reason for it. Trust and flow with the Holy Spirit, and don’t resist Him.

Prayer: Yes, Lord, I hear you calling me deeper. I won’t resist you, Father. Help me not think myself out of pressing in. You’re requiring more of me, but I receive your grace to surrender and press in. We need you more now than ever before. Help me not to take it lightly. You have something great for me in this hour, and I must do what you say. I will follow you, Holy Spirit, and not resist you. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Isaiah 59:19, 1 John 4:4, Luke 10:19, Ephesians 5:17

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He’s covering you with instructions.

January 19, 2024

“But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be” Matthew 24:37, NKJV.

“And God said to Noah, ‘The end of all flesh has come before Me, for the earth is filled with violence through them; and behold, I will destroy them with the earth. Make yourself an ark…'” Genesis 6:13-14, NKJV.

God’s word says the last days will be as in the days of Noah. While the unrighteous lived contrary to God, Noah found grace in God’s sight and heard Him speak. The Father told him exactly what was ahead, what to do, how and when to do it, and received instructions for his life in those times.

Despite all you see around you in these last days, you have found grace with God and are righteous through His son, Jesus Christ. The favor of God surrounds you as a shield, and He’s covering you with instructions. He is speaking to you specifically about His will for your life. He’s speaking to your heart about what to do, what to build, how, and when to do it. Like Noah, He’s for you, giving you the direction you need to lead your family to victory.

Take heed to what God is telling you, and follow them. If you’re not hearing His voice, go deeper in prayer, even fast. The instructions of God covered Noah and his household and brought him into something new, so will they be for you.

Prayer: Father, I praise you. Thank you for your insight and wisdom. I’m listening. Give me instructions and the exact direction I need for myself and my family. I thank you for not only hearing them but following them. As I do, I believe you will usher in new things for my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Genesis 6:8-22, Matthew 24:37-39, Ephesians 5:17, James 1:5

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Have a different spirit.

January 18, 2024

“But My servant Caleb, because he has a different spirit in him and has followed Me fully, I will bring into the land where he went, and his descendants shall inherit it” Numbers 14:24, NKJV.

Like Joshua and Caleb, this hour is going to require you to have a different spirit. They knew who they were and who was with them. You see those gigantic grapes in the land and say those are mine. Let’s take that mountain. If you see yourself with the eyes of your enemies as grasshoppers, you’ll see your land, but you won’t enter into it. The devil will be allowed to keep you from what God has for you.

Have a different spirit. A different attitude. A different courage and perspective. The devil may be saying there are giants in the land, but there’s a bigger Giant in you, Jesus. Your year will be better, your growth in God will be better, and your life will be better. God wouldn’t show you to disappoint you. Know who you are and Who you carry in you. Time for a different spirit.

Prayer: Father, thank you for stirring me up this morning. I am not a grasshopper, and I will not receive the lies of the enemy. I will not have a bad year. I receive a different spirit. I will walk like I know who I am in Christ. I am confident and strong. By your Spirit, I will be who you have called me to be, and I will take my mountain. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Numbers 13:30-331 John 4:4

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Live your original life!

January 16, 2024

“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, attributes, and personality are, it 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 by faith. 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 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 1:5Ephesians 2:10James 1:17

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He is a safe place.

January 15, 2024

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

There’s nothing like being in God. He is a safe place.

When buying a house, one of the first questions you want to know is whether it is safe. Is the foundation built strong? Is it dependable and solid? You even have it inspected because it doesn’t matter how good it looks on the outside, it must be safe enough to cover you and your family.

God is safe enough for you. His word has been inspected, tried through and through. His will is solid enough for you. In this hour, He will cover you. It may look like on the outside what prayer can do, what can allowing Him to direct your path do, what can being in His will do, but those are the things that will abundantly bless your life.

This year, in the Lord, is the safest place to be. Decide to do what He says, work where He says work regardless of the salary, marry the woman He tells you to marry, live where He says to live, plant yourself in a church, and walk in love. He will help you withstand anything.

Prayer: Lord, I rejoice in You. I have run into You, and I am safe. You are my strong Tower, and I’m at rest in You. I will always find provision in my life. Help me, Father, to humble myself to Your will this year. In You is the safest place to be. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Proverbs 1:33, 3:23; Psalm 127:1, Isaiah 1:18


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I’m available, Father.

January 14, 2024

“Likewise a Levite, when he arrived at the place, came and looked, and passed by on the other side. 3But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was. And when he saw him, he had compassion. So he went to him and bandaged his wounds…” Luke 10:32-34, NKJV.

When my wife and I got married, we sang a song called “I’m Available to You” by Reverend Miles Brunson and the Thompson Community Singers. We were declaring together to God with one voice that you can use us. Yes, we’ve had challenges like any other marriage, but the mission hasn’t changed. However, our availability gets tested.

Availability is dear to God in these times. Many are broken, but many aren’t willing to take the time and resources to really help fix someone. The availability that costs you. The availability that causes you to go beyond the first free mile you gave them. Most of all, the availability of sharing and teaching someone about the Jesus you know who loved you in your darkest times, who helped you get your life back.

In this year of overflow and divine rescue, God is going to use you to bring rescue into someone’s life by the overflow of God you allow to pour through you. I’m seeing more and more, you don’t have to know everything, just be available.

Prayer: Father, I give you all the praise and glory. I thank you for a new day. I start this off by telling you that I’m available. I don’t know everything, but you can use me. Fill me, Holy Spirit, and then pour out of me love and compassion however you desire. Help me to be a laborer for your harvest. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Luke 10:25-37, Matthew 5:16 & 9:36-38, Romans 3:23 & 10:9-10

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His love will outlast the storm.

January 13, 2024

“Many hardships and perplexing circumstances confront the righteous, But the Lord rescues him from them all” Psalm 34:19, Amplified.

Naturally, when a storm is coming, your local news will inform you there’s severe weather headed toward your area, so you can behave and prepare accordingly. We know it’s coming, so we wisely do everything needed with the goal of living as normal as possible as we get through it, nothing changing.

Yet, that’s not how it is with the storms of life. Sometimes, you didn’t know it was coming.

Sometimes, they are heavy, unforeseen, and unexpected, especially when they involve those you love. Yet, God’s desire is for you to know He didn’t change in the storm. The same God in the sunny weather is the same God there in the storm. The same Jesus you were praising then is the same Jesus you praise now. Sing in the storm! Stand on His word in the storm. Trust Him in the storm. Your heavenly Father says His promises outlast storms. His love will outlast the storm.

Just like in a natural storm, wisely do everything needed to live and be guided by God, your shelter, the One who covers you and gets you through anything. He rescued you from the last one. He will get you through this one too.

Prayer: Father, thank you. I didn’t expect this, but I choose to sing in the storm today. I choose to trust you in the storm. This will pass. You’re the same God. Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forevermore. A storm didn’t change you. Help me not to let it change me. Give me the wisdom I need, Holy Spirit, to propel me forward through it. Hallelujah! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: John 16:33, Daniel 3:25, Hebrews 13:8, Psalm 30:5

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Follow your unction.

January 11, 2024

“But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things” 1 John 2:20, KJV.

One day, I had to make a big decision and didn’t know what to do. I started going back and forth about it, but in a moment, I stopped and said, “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 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 the Holy Spirit will say not to do or don’t say, and then you find He was right. There are things He will say to not worry about and praise Him for. He will even show you things to come. The Holy Spirit desires to make a powerful difference in our walk with God, and this is what the Lord wants you to enter more deeply.

As you begin inquiring of God what the rest of this 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 the Lord’s perfect will for you and be encouraged to follow His lead.

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

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

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Don’t let anybody shut you down.

January 10, 2024

“And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out and say, ‘Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!’ Then many warned him to be quiet; but he cried out all the more, ‘Son of David, have mercy on me!’” Mark 10:47-48, NKJV.

Blind Bartimaeus didn’t allow anyone to shut him up when it came to his cry to Jesus. He actually cried out even more. All he knew was that Jesus was here and He was who he needed.

Like Bartimaeus, you know there is something you need Jesus to do in your life also. This isn’t the hour to let the enemy, pride, or what people think to keep you from deepening your relationship with God. Although they may not understand your pursuit, don’t allow anyone to keep you from your pursuit. Yield to the Holy Spirit. As a man, the Lord is asking you for a change in your prayer life, and others may advise it doesn’t take all that. The Lord is speaking to you to set yourself apart, listen to more worship music, and spend more time in His presence, attending church, and others don’t understand why. Yet, cry out more, and focus on God more. You will not be shut down.

Bartimaeus obeyed God and ended up receiving his blessing, and so will you!

Prayer: Father, I give you all the praise and glory. People don’t understand, but I do. I will not be shut down from drawing closer to you. I will cry out to you even more. I will not be quiet. I need you, Jesus! Help me to shut the door of my closet and seek you. I thank you that as I follow you, I will receive my blessing. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Mark 10:46-52, Matthew 6:6, Psalm 4:3

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It happened, but you’re still standing.

January 9, 2024

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

Yes, that happened in 2023, but you’re still standing. Yes, it didn’t go quite like you wanted or envisioned, but you’re still standing. Yes, the pressures. The attacks of the enemy. The low points in your life. The mistakes you’ve made, but you’re still standing. He still called you.

Let it confirm the enemy can’t stop God, and he can’t stop you. The plans of God haven’t changed toward you, nor should you change either. No matter your age, you still have a lot left in the tank. Stand strong, my brother. Go after God. Go after your year.

Prayer: Father, thank you and give you all the glory today. I give you praise because I’m still standing. I’m still called. You still have a plan for me, and with the help of your Holy Spirit, I will walk in it this year. Help me to remain focused and go after you this year like never before. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Jeremiah 29:11, Psalm 63:8

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Sow into the Spirit.

January 7, 2024

“For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life. And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart” Galatians 6:8-9, NKJV.

While in prayer, God said to sow into the Spirit. He kept saying over and over again sow into the Spirit. I then asked what does that mean?

To reap the life that comes from the Spirit, what the Holy Spirit has, Who the Holy Spirit is, what He offers, what He reveals, and how He empowers, we have to sow into the Spirit. If you give Him your cup, He will fill it. If you sit before God’s word with scriptures specific to your need, He will speak to you and show you mighty things that concern you. If you sow into prayer, acknowledging Him and asking what He thinks about it, you’ll reap wisdom on how to get from where you are into His perfect will. If you sow into your spiritual growth, you will reap the manifestation of your calling.

Pursue not to approach your life or a challenge naturally. Approach it spiritually and sow into the Spirit. Refuse to live without accessing your divine Help to abundantly reap in your life.

Prayer: Father, I praise you! Help me greatly sow into my walk with you. With everything before me, let me not walk naturally but spiritually minded. I let go of my way. Help me not to get weary, but sow into the Spirit, and I will abundantly reap everything you have for my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: John 14:16-17, Romans 8:6, 1 Corinthians 3:1-4

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A Message from the Lord for you!

January 4, 2024

“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 this year of overflow, I will overflow with My presence. I will bless and prosper you in My presence. You will receive fullness of joy in My presence. I will nurture you and heal you in My presence. Don’t take staying in My presence lightly. It will be your source of overflow and strength. You will overflow in your parenting. You will overflow with blessing. You will overflow with favor. You will overflow with Me”, says the Lord.

Study: Psalm 140:13Exodus 33:13-15Acts 13:52Ephesians 5:18-19

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When you feel like you can’t stand.

January 3, 2024

“Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved” Psalm 55:22, NKJV.

You will always be, You will always be
The one that I can call, The safest place to fall
For me
When I can’t stand.
-Need to Breathe, “Fall on Me”

Sometimes, as a man, there are moments where you feel like you can’t stand. You feel like you’re not enough. So much responsibility. Everyone’s counting on you. You desire God’s will, but you just don’t know how to get there. But be encouraged because when you feel like you can’t stand, there is Someone you can call. Jesus. He’ll come and comfort you and simply affirm that everything’s going to be alright. He says you can fall and count on Me. You may cry in the moment, but the Lord is greater and bigger. He’s stronger and strong in you. The hope of Glory will shower upon you an overflow of hope. He’ll speak and bring peace in the midst of your moment. I believe the Lord is going to stand up in you, and you will stand also.

Prayer: Father, thank you that I can call on you. I can fall on you. Minister to me in my moment of weakness. Minister to me strength, comfort, peace, and power. I won’t count on me, I will count on you. I thank you for showing me what to do and overflowing with grace in my life to obey you and be the man you have called me to be. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand” – Isaiah 41:10

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Be careful. Don’t go down those trails in your thoughts–take it captive.

January 2, 2024

“For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ” 2 Corinthians 10:4-5, NKJV.

Have you ever been in the joy and peace of God, and then negative thoughts that seem innocent just come out of nowhere, pursuing you give way to them in your life? Yet, you entertain them, and next thing you know, you’re down, depressed, doubting if God can do it again, and anxious about what the future holds and whether it will work out for you. It worked out for them, but with my history and my baggage, will He do it for me?

Be careful not to allow the devil to take you down those rabbit trails with your thoughts, purposed to move you from your trust in God. The year just started. Take every thought captive! God told us to do so because He knew that the battlefield is the mind, and as a man thinks, so is he. So, think on God’s word. Think on the truth that this is the year of overflow and divine rescue. Think on His promises. Stand on the track record of God. Stand on His character, and feed your thoughts with His faithfulness. It may not feel easy to do, but the Holy Spirit will help you catch yourself and provide the grace that is sufficient to keep your mind on every victory already provided in Christ.

Prayer: Father, I give you all the praise and glory. Thank you for the reminder to be vigilant about my thought life. This year will be the best year of my life. I receive an overflow of you and divine rescue. I will see you do beyond what I can ask for or imagine. You’re too good. You too faithful. I receive great joy and peace today. Help me, Holy Spirit, to catch myself and keep my thoughts where they need to be–on you and your promises. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: 2 Corinthians 1:20, Philippians 4:4-8, Psalm 119, Proverbs 23:7

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A Message from the Lord for you!

January 2, 2024

“You crown the year with Your goodness, and Your paths drip with abundance” Psalm 65:11, NKJV.

“This is the year of overflow. You will receive an overflow of My grace. You will overflow with favor. I will give you an overflow of pace to do what you naturally could not do. My grace is sufficient and will be more than enough in this season. I will overflow with goodness and abundance. I will prosper you in ways you didn’t know you needed it. My overflow with touch all areas of your life. It will reach it. I’m overflowing in this hour. I’m overflowing,” says the Spirit of God.

Study: Psalm 65:9-132 Corinthians 12:92 Timothy 2:1

“You crown the year with Your bounty, and Your paths overflow” – Psalm 69:11, Amplied.

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A year of overflow and divine rescue!

January 1, 2024

“Be glad then, you children of Zion, and rejoice in the Lord your God; for He has given you the former rain faithfully, and He will cause the rain to come down for you…The threshing floors shall be full of wheat, and the vats shall overflow with new wine and oil” Joel 2:23-25, NKJV.

Each year, the Lord gives me a word for the year that blesses my family and our ministries. Without fail, that word has come to pass. Last year was a year of great manifestation and great blessing. We want to share the word of the year for 2024, and we pray it will strengthen you and bless you and your family.

This will be a year of overflow and divine rescue. Some of us have been waiting for God to get us out of some things for a long time, and this year, God is going to divinely rescue you from it. You’ve been wanting it to be resolved for a long time, and this year, God is going to resolve it. You will have oneness with God. Oneness with His will for your life. There will be a holy desire to be at one with the Father and His calling for your life, and God will help you to step into it. There will be an agreement with what God wants, and that’s what you will do. Jesus prayed that we would be one as they are one. You will do what is good. Good to your neighbor, and good will be done to you. The blessing of the Lord on your life will take over. The blessing will open the door. You will see the hand of God do it Himself. The favor of God will go before you and prosper your way. God is going to shape your life into what He intended. You will see and possess. Others will know and see the blessing of God on your life. After this year, everything about you will not be the same. You will truly experience being the lender and not the borrower. The blessings of the Lord are going to overtake you.

“You haven’t seen how much I’m going to love on you this year. Like oil it is going to overflow. It’s going to heal and wash away all the pain from past years. It is going to be a refreshing to your soul. I’m going to breath on you fresh winds, give you fresh oil, revive you, and free you to the overflow. You thought you were free, but nothing like the freedom you will experience this year. I’m overflowing. You needed something new, and that’s what I will do for you this year. I am here, and this year, I will minister to my people like never before. Overflow. Overflow. Overflow. What you experienced from Me in 2023, there will be an overflow of it in 2024. Get ready to run. I am doing a quick work. Take My hand and trust Me. As with Lot’s wife, don’t look back. Let this world go. Prepare to come home. As you let it go, watch Me overflow”, says the Lord.

Study: Psalm 7:10, 16:11 & 23; Deuteronomy 28 John 17:20-21, Ephesians 3:20

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No time for games. I’m focused on You.

December 30, 2023

“Therefore, brethren, be even more diligent to make your call and election sure, for if you do these things you will never stumble” 2 Peter 1:10, NKJV.

“And let us not lose heart and grow weary and faint in acting nobly and doing right, for in due time and at the appointed season we shall reap, if we do not loosen and relax our courage and faint” Galatians 6:9, AMPC.

You don’t have time to play any games in the coming year. Be focused on God. You have a God to glorify and a calling to fulfill. You have a wife to love and a family to lead. You have a local church to link up with and build the kingdom. If they’re not for you, they can’t walk close to you. Pray and bless them, but keep moving. This is too serious of an hour to spend your time on what subtracts from you. Joyfully give all your attention to what adds to you. Make good investments, not bad ones, into your relationship with God, your conversations that build up, opportunities to do good, and your purpose. Jesus is coming, and you just don’t have time. Those who play games end up with no harvest.

Prayer: Father, thank you for the wisdom as I step into the new year. I don’t have time to play games, but be serious about obeying you. Help me not major in the minor things. Help me lead my wife and family. May only good communication and love come from my mouth. Give me great focus and discernment regarding my decisions with relationships and what I engage in for my life. It’s all about you and your kingdom. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Galatians 6:9-10, Ephesians 5:14-17, Corinthians 11:14, 1 Peter 5:8

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A Message from the Lord for you!

December 29, 2023

“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.

“Then Peter said, ‘Silver and gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk'” Acts 3:6, NKJV.

Something traumatic happened to some of us in our lives, and we feel similar to paralysis of spirit. Since that experience, it’s been hard to move in life. Paralyzed in your vision. Paralyzed in your belief in God. Someone may have dropped you, but God is picking you up. I break paralysis off of you in Jesus’ name! No more standing still in the coming year. You will get up and run and not get weary. You will walk and not faint. Rise up and walk.

“A new day has come for you, for I am breaking paralysis off of you. I have taken the hands of oppression off of you. I am giving you new life and new meaning. He can’t hold you any longer. You are free. You are free to be the man I have called you to be”, says the Lord.

Study: John 8:36, Acts 10:38, Philippians 3:13-14

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Pray until peace comes.

December 28, 2023

“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.

If you feel anxious, pray until peace comes. If you are worrying, pray until peace comes. If you have concerns or need vision for your days ahead, pray until peace comes. Peace is God-given, but you must first give Him your prayers with thanksgiving.

You notice God says nothing about how He answers your request that gives you peace. He alone is Jehovah Shalom–The Lord our Peace. Your answer may not arrive in your hands yet, but His peace is assigned to guard your heart and mind until it does.

When you have Jesus, the Prince of Peace, how He will work it out won’t be what gives you peace. You will know in your spirit through your prayers that He will. Somehow, He will. His way, He will. Just as you took loads of food home for Christmas, don’t leave prayer without a load of peace that you know He is God, and everything will be alright!

Prayer: Father, I thank you. I will not be anxious. I will not worry about the situation. I pray right now, and I lift it all to you. As I pray, remind me that you are God and can do anything. You said to ask in your name, and I will receive it. Your ears are attentive to the prayers of the righteous. As I give you my prayers, I rejoice that you are giving me loads of peace. Supernatural peace. The peace that isn’t fair to the enemy. You desire to give me great peace today. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Philippians 4:4 & 6-7, Psalm 46:10, 1 Peter 3:12, John 16:24

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Everything you need is at the table.

December 27, 2023

“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.

“Ho! Everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat. Yes, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price” Isaiah 55:1, NKJV.

My wife doesn’t like it when she has labored and cooked dinner, but when it’s ready, the kids don’t come to the table to eat.

Jesus has done the labor and paid the cost. He is your peace, your strength, the way, and your very abundant life. In Him, we live, move, and have our being. He has defeated your enemies, seen and unseen, and prepared a table before them for you. Yet, we must come, sit at the table, and eat.

Be encouraged to come sit down with the Father and eat today. You don’t have to check your bank account. Jesus is enough. Come eat without money. You don’t have to wrestle with so much because Jesus did so much. His joy is your strength. You can come boldly to God’s throne, obtain mercy, and find grace in your time of need. You can pray with thanksgiving and get peace you didn’t understand was available to you as God’s son. Slow down and sit down. Everything you need is at the table.

Prayer: Father, I give you praise. Jesus, you are enough. Forgive me if you’ve been asking me to come to the table, but I’ve been trying to figure out life on my own. Help me to sit down and practice your presence, Father. Help me to decide quicker not to wrestle about it, not to become anxious about it, but pray about it. I can feed on your faithfulness. Everything I need is in you. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Psalm 16:11; 23 & 37:3, Matthew 11:28-29, John 10:10, Acts 17:28

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Move into your purpose.

December 26, 2023

“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 one day decided to become a parole officer. He’s never been happier and more fulfilled.

It is striking to wake up on the inside during your lunch break or at your computer on your job that’s frustrating you, to wake up after you are running your business to the truth that you are not fulfilling your purpose in life. Just maybe this career path you have been grinding for years 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 provide for you financially from your purpose. He can richly satisfy you in your place of purpose. There’s a peace, a rest that comes from living in that place alone. It can’t be manufactured or duplicated.

Don’t let fear keep you from your leap. God’s covenant and what He formed you for is the sure way to live. God will not fail you! 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 having a purpose for my life. That is what I want to do. Along with being created to know you, please show me what you put me on this earth to do. Help me to go hard after your calling for me. Thank you for being in the place where I’m blessed, satisfied, and the greatest blessing. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Ephesians 2:102 Timothy 1:7 & 9

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Celebrate the Savior.

December 25, 2023

“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.

Born to you was a Savior, and we celebrate Him today. Gifts don’t make Christmas. A tree doesn’t make Christmas. Christ makes Christmas. Jesus is truly the reason for the season. May your family be so fulfilled as you celebrate Christ and all that you have received because He was born for you. Born for your salvation and victory. Born for your peace and goodwill. Born so can have times like these. You serve an awesome God, and may Jesus be enough to fill your heart, your home, and your day with celebration and joy.

From our family to yours, have a Merry Christmas!

Prayer: Father, I praise you for the giving of your Son to us. Jesus, you are Christmas. I pray that you bless families with your peace and joy. Give hope to those in need. I thank you for giving my family and me everything we need. I thank you for who I have and what I have, and I celebrate you today. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

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

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Jesus, the greatest Gift.

December 23, 2023

“So it was, that while they were there, the days were completed for her to be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn” Luke 2:6-7, NKJV.

Joseph and Mary desperately needed a room, but the inn had none. Two people had been on this incredible journey for many months, and now this is how it ends. Yet, Jesus was born in a manger.

Even as a man, I find myself getting very emotional as I consider the symbolism from God because it wasn’t the cleanest place. It is a trough or feeder for animals. At the French root of the word, manger means “to eat”. The animals would come to this open box to eat and be satisfied.

He came humble with no crown. Holy but became dirty. Rich but born poor. Innocent but born to be found guilty. Owner of all, but literally came with nothing. Truly, Jesus came only to save. The Bread of Life came in a manger to meet our need, and now any man that hungers and thirsts can come to eat and be satisfied. Right in the middle of mankind’s sin, God gave the world His greatest gift. In the middle of our mess and mistakes, you’ll always find Jesus meet us to save us. May this truth fill you with joy and holy emotion during your Christmas time because of who Jesus is.

Prayer: Father, I honor you. I praise you, Jesus, for coming to save us. The manger shows you came and met us where man was in sin. You met me where I was. Thank you for always meeting me where I need you most and giving me salvation and victory. You are the reason for the season, and the greatest Gift. Hallelujah! In your name, I pray, Amen.

Study: John 6:35, Philippians 2:6-8

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A Message from the Lord for you!

December 22, 2023

“The great trials which your eyes saw, the signs and the wonders, the mighty hand and the outstretched arm, by which the Lord your God brought you out. So shall the Lord your God do to all the peoples of whom you are afraid.” Deuteronomy 7:19, NKJV.

“My hand can reach you anywhere. With an outstretched arm, I rescued My people, Israel, and will do the same for you. No matter where you are, My hand of rescue, My hand of love, My hand of comfort can reach you. I’m never too far away from the moments of trial that you experience. I keep a close watch over you. I’m in control even when it doesn’t feel like it. My hand is at work at all times, and the enemy is not busier than Me. You will see My hand, you will see my muscle, you will see my strength. You will see all that I Am able to do. My desire is that you are encouraged today knowing My hand is on your life, and I will always reach you”, says the Spirit of God.

Study: Deuteronomy 9:29, Psalm 136:1 & 11-12

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Praying the will of God be done in your life.

December 17, 2023

“For this reason we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God” Colossians 1:9-10, NKJV.

I pray you are filled with the knowledge of God’s will for you today. His glorious, abundant will for you. I pray you understand His specific will for you. The will of God is good and precious. It is where you soar. It is where you thrive. That’s where you can strongly be yourself, being who he created you to be. The enemy will say do what you want to do but respond with no, I will do what God wants me to do. The enemy will say do it your way, but respond with no, I will do it God’s way. The choices of God will be your choices. Forsake all for His will to be done in your life. There is truly no better place to be.

Prayer: Father, thank you that you have desires and plans for me. Let your abundant will be done in my life. Let your gracious and glorious will be done in my life. Fill me, Holy Spirit, and bless me to walk in you. Bless me to walk in love, strength, and power. There’s no greater place to be than in your will, and I thank you for helping me walk in it today. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Colossians 1:9-14, Luke 22:42, John 10:10

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Move out of the way. Let Him do it.

December 16, 2023

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

“The Lord will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace.” Exodus 14:14, NKJV.

One of the hardest things to do is to step aside and let God handle a situation or bring a desire to pass. You may even have been wronged, falsely accused, and mistreated, but as angry as you may feel, you have to use wisdom in handling it. Place your trust in God and receive His wisdom. He will guide you and instruct you. And if He says, do nothing, do nothing. Your nothing gives Him room to do something. He is King, and He is in control. Trust that God will vindicate you. Trust that He will clear your name. Trust that He will prepare a table before you right in the presence of your enemies. Believe He will bring it to pass, not you. Resist the urge and let Him be Who you need Him to be. There are consequences of taking matters into your own hands, but the rewards of letting God fight your battles are great. The reward of doing it God’s way is great. Move out of the way and let God do it!

Prayer: Father, I receive your word. Help me to step aside and let you into this situation. You knew these things would happen way before I did. I remove my hands from it right now. I give you room to do it your way. You will defend me. I’ll let you open the door. I’ll let you bring it to pass. I lift you up today in praise, and I will let you do it. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: 2 Chronicles 20:15, Psalm 46:10, Proverbs 21:1, 1 Peter 5:7

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A Message from the Lord for you!

December 15, 2023

“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand” Isaiah 41:10, NKJV.

“I am holding you. Yes, I Am. It may not look like it. It may not feel like it, but I am. I washed you and made you my own. I will never disown you, leave you nor forsake you. Your path will get brighter and brighter. Just wait and see. As you wait, hold on to Me. Expect of Me. I will do what I said I will do. I am holding you and will carry you into the time of your life. Hold on because by My grace I am holding you”, says the Lord.

Study: Deuteronomy 31:6, 2 Corinthians 12:9, Revelation 3:11

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That’s power of His blood.

December 14, 2023

“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, being pricked with a needle inserted into my vein, I realized my blood was being given to literally help someone else 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 the 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 with 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 your past may be, what was so tough you went through in your life, the blood has settled it. You are free, and nothing can hold you down. You can live now. That’s 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 back in life today. I can live. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Ephesians 1:5-7Hebrews 9:7-14Romans 3:25John 10:102 Corinthians 1:20

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Prepare for what you expect.

December 12, 2023

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

If you wake up and check the weather channel, and it says we are expecting thunderstorms and rain all day tomorrow, there are things you’ll do to prepare for it. You would get an umbrella, bring your lunch to work, and dress appropriately because you expect at some point during the day, rain will come.

We prepare for what we expect, and we expect what we believe.

If God has spoken to you about anything He will do in your life, it would be wise to expect to receive it and prepare for it. If you don’t expect God to cause your vision to come to pass, you won’t run with it. If you don’t expect God to use your gifts, you won’t perfect them to be used to advance His kingdom. If you’re not looking to be blessed with a wife, you won’t prepare yourself and get your finances in order. He that has called you will surely do it.

Believe what He said will happen because it surely will. Get focused, prepare yourself, and do what is required to get ready. Be ready to seize your open door. Be prepared to seize the open doors to be a witness. Be ready when your blessing comes.

Prayer: Father, thank You for speaking to me about what You desire for my life. Help me to increase my expectation of You. I will not be afraid, but I will believe. You want to use me in a great way. You want to bless me in a great way! Help me to lean forward, trusting You will do it through me. You will do what You said You will do. I will prepare for what I expect and be ready when the blessing comes. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Isaiah 55:11John 16:13

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When bad news comes, have a faith response.

December 11, 2023

“He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: His heart is fixed, trusting in the LORD” Psalm 112:7, KJV.

I remember when I was told by the company I work for some news about having to make some changes due to the 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 with 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, your God is in control, and your heart is fixed, trusting in the Lord! Lift your hands to it all 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 is fixed trusting in You! Help me to stand trusting in You my Healer, my Source, and unlimited Supply. You are in control. Thank you for already meeting my needs. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Psalm 112, Isaiah 53:5, Romans 8:35, Philippians 4:19

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I will bless the Lord at all times.

December 4, 2023

“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 (or praise) the Lord. Praise Him for His goodness and His mercy. Bless Him for all that He has done. Praise Him with might in the midst of it. Praise Him because He has come through for you every single time and will yet again. He is up to something amazing in your life.

Make praise your attitude and your expression of faith. No matter what you’re experiencing, no matter the trial, no matter what is going on at your job or how others are responding to the situation, 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 can do all things through Christ. When you say you are my Provider, He will say I have already provided. When you remind Him of Who He is, He will remind you of who you are. As you bless the Lord, watch Him bless you!

Let your life be lived daily, blessing the Lord, and watch your joy remain full. Your strength will remain full, and your eyes of faith will be kept on the Waymaker, on the One Who is able.

Prayer: Father, I will stop and bless you now. You are worthy of it. I praise you for all you have done for me. You are limitless. There’s nothing you can’t do. I praise You for being my Savior, Provider, Deliverer, Waymaker, and Friend. I remind myself of who I serve, and nothing will stop me from blessing you! Fill my day with an overflow of you. Hallelujah! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Psalm 71:14, Ephesians 5:18-19, 1 Thessalonians 5:18

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The Lord will get you there.

December 3, 2023

“I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living” Psalm 27:13, NKJV.

If your faith has brought you this far, it is your faith that will carry you on to the other side of God being glorified in your life! You may have come through terrible circumstances and wonder how you’ll come back from it. You may feel that something happened in your past, and that situation has put you so far behind, and you don’t know how you will reach that place in God He has for you. But if He can bring you through the pain and suffering, He can usher you into the land of the living.

Remain confident in God. He knows where you are. God is covering your life in a great way. As you continue walking with Him, you will see His salvation and glory manifested in your life!

Prayer: Thank you, Father. You are my God, and I am your son. You know exactly where I am. I put my faith in your word. Thank you for never letting me go. Thank you that goodness and mercy follow me. I believe in you. I trust you are moving in my life. Be glorified in me. You are faithful, and you will get me there. In Jesus name, Amen.

Study: Psalm 37:23-37

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He’s surrounding you!

December 2, 2023

“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 surround 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 keeping you. He’s taking care of you. This isn’t just for a moment, but a lifetime. It’s always. The Father even surrounds whatever is surrounding you, His mighty wings of protection cover you, and the Lord of Hosts is His Name.

You are His son. Rejoice and be at rest. A real God who is for you, who loves 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 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!

Study: Psalm 91:1-75:1227:1Isaiah 41:10

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Don’t miss God in the wilderness.

December 1, 2023

“Then the whole congregation of the children of Israel complained against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness” Exodus 16:2, NKJV.

“And you shall remember that the LORD your God led you all the way these forty years in the wilderness, to humble you and test you, to know what was in your heart…so He humbled you, allowed you to hunger, and fed you with manna which you did not know nor did your fathers know, that He might make you know that man shall not live by bread alone; but man lives by every word that proceeds from the mouth of the Lord.” Deuteronomy 8:2 -3, NKJV.

The Israelites complained to God in the wilderness. They pondered whether it would have been better to remain in Egypt than on their journey to their Promised Land. They thought God was delivering them out of Egypt, but He was getting Egypt out of them. They thought God was delivering them from outward circumstances, but the core of God’s desire was to mold them into who he called them to be.

Be careful on your journey. Be careful of complaining in your wilderness experience because it can cause you to miss God in it. His ways and thoughts are higher than ours. He’s getting everything out of us that keeps us bound and immature. You may ask God for a future mate when God is working on you to make you a blessing for that future mate. You may be looking for God to give you a blessing when God is making you into one. We can be trying to get to a Promised Land when God is trying to become all we need, so whether you get what you want or not, you still trust him.

Be encouraged not to harden your heart but keep it right. Humble yourself to what He’s doing in your life, and watch him bring great things to pass.

Prayer: Father, thank you for speaking to me today. I’m closer to great things in my life than I realize. Help me not to miss you. Even right where I am, I humble myself and soften my heart. I will praise and not complain. I will trust you and let your will be done in me. I declare I will enter a promised place for my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Exodus 14:12, Acts 7:38-41, Hebrews 3:7-11 & 19, 12:6

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A Message from the Lord for you!

November 28, 2023

“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.

“I am all that you need. Do not worry today. Do not be anxious today. I am all that you need. Don’t look to man. Don’t look to a company. Don’t look to money. I am all that you need. When you press into Me, you will see all that I am for you. I will provide for you. I am your peace. I am your calm. I am your joy. I will help you get it together. When you need comfort, I am there. Focus on My kingdom and give Me all the rest. Focus on Me and give Me all the rest. I will handle what you can’t handle. I will do beyond what you can ask for or imagine. I need your trust to be put in Me”, says the Lord.

Study: Ephesians 3:201 Peter 1:3Philippians 4:19

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Keep going, my brother.

November 27, 2023

“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.

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. God will always come through for you!

Just as with the disciples, storms may come, and the winds may blow, but have a made-up mind that Jesus is taking you to the other side. He’s helping you finish strong. You will be the man 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—and keep going, my brother.

Prayer: Father, I praise you. You are my Almighty God, mighty and excellent in all your ways. I will go to the other side. You always keep your word. My resolve is I will keep going. Give me an ear to hear you today. Help me to keep walking by faith and not by sight. My life is yours. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Luke 8:22-25John 6:12Mark 8:18-21Philippians 3:13-14Isaiah 40:31

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According to Your word!

November 26, 2023

“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.

Father, I give all the honor, glory, and praise today. You are an awesome God. Your word never falls to the ground, but it accomplishes what you sent it to do. I set my heart to agree with what you say about me, and what Christ has done for me. Let it be so in every area of my life, in my family, according to your word.

I have been given the mind of Christ (1 Corinthians 2:16). Let healing flow in my body according to your word. By Jesus’ stripes, I am healed (Isaiah 53:4-5). Let love, joy, and peace flow in my life, according to Galatians 5:22 and 23. The fruits of Your Spirit are alive in me. 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)! Your word says the battle is not mine, but the Lord’s (2 Chronicles 20:15). Faith comes by hearing and hearing by your word, and even now, as I declare your word over me now, my faith is quickened and made strong. My faith is rising, and I believe you have great things in store for me today. This is the day that the Lord has made. I will rejoice and be glad in it (Psalm 118:24)! I’m encouraged because you know my name (Psalm 91:14). I give mercy and forgive like you’ve done for me (Ephesians 4:23). Jesus shepherds me, and I shall not want. I say I am blessed and whole through Christ. I am filled and ready. Be it unto 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 23 & 107:20

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Thank Him from a real place.

November 23, 2023

“Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place” 2 Corinthians 2:14, NKJV.

“Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever” Psalm 107:1, NKJV.

Let a deeper thanksgiving flood your heart today. Aside from being grateful for family and friends, the deeper thanksgiving that humbles you. It brings you to your knees before God because the truth is we are not entitled to anything or anyone we have. He has simply been good and merciful. All we have has been abundantly given by the Father through Christ. You couldn’t have made it alone. He has had great grace toward you, kept you, clothed you, and made a way for you.

May you be touched and thank the Lord from a real place each day. A humble heart will always birth joy, appreciation, and contentment, no matter what you have or where you are.

Prayer: Father, You have done so much in my life! I’m humbled and thankful. Thank you, Jesus, for saving me. Thank you for rescuing my life. I’m grateful for every victory, every blessing, every family member, and every instrumental person you’ve used to help me in life. I have nothing to do with any of it. I’m now blessed because of you. Help me to always thank you from a real place. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Psalm 23, 1 Thessalonians 5:18

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To you, we say thank you!

November 19, 2023

“We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is fitting, because your faith grows exceedingly, and the love of every one of you all abounds toward each other” 2 Thessalonians 1:3, NKJV.

To you, the reader, we just wanted to say thank you! Thank you for your continual support, your prayers, every comment, every transparent post, and every testimony of how God is using these devotionals to change your life. Thank you so much. We could not do what we do without you! May His grace and peace be poured to the overflow in your life.

Father, we pray a prayer of blessing over the reader right now. We thank you for them. We pray that you fill them with your light and your love today. Remove every obstacle, or give them strength as they wait on you. Fill them with the reminders of who You are. May they walk in your joy and your life. Cause them to know that their best days are now. These are precious moments in their lives, and may they take any of them for granted. You will exceed what they can ask for or imagine. Minister to their minds and, according to Numbers 6:24-26, fill them with your blessing and peace. We thank you and continue growing them in the knowledge and their relationship with Jesus Christ. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

“And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying: “Speak to Aaron and his sons, saying, ‘This is the way you shall bless the children of Israel. Say to them: “The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace’.” -Numbers 6:24-26

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A new level requires a new you.

November 15, 2023

“You therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus” 2 Timothy 2:1, NKJV.

“But new wine must be put into new wineskins, and both are preserved” Luke 5:38, NKJV.

God promised He would bring you here. You are in a new place, a new season, a new level in God, and you have never been there before. You are moving forward in His will for you, yet it is all new to you, and He’s showing you what’s needed to navigate there.

A new level in God requires a new you. You can’t operate like you used to. It is like bringing old furniture into a new home, yet new furniture is being supplied. You require a new discipline, focus, courage, dedication in your time with God, and a new commitment, which the Lord, by His grace, supplies.

Know that since He brought you into this new season, you can succeed in it. Be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. Truly, God’s grace is sufficient and has always been. He was with you in your last season and is greatly with you in this new one.

Prayer: Father, I thank You for bringing me into this new season and level in my life. It is refreshing, but it also requires a new me and more of me. Help me with my discipline. Help me be strong in the grace in Christ to prosper where You have brought me to. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: 2 Corinthians 12:9, Luke 5:36-38, Romans 1:17

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Still here, still grateful.

November 12, 2023

“Be cheerful no matter what; pray all the time; thank God no matter what happens. This is the way God wants you who belong to Christ Jesus to live” 1 Thessalonians 5:18, Message Bible.

How do you have joy after a mistake? How can you be content where you are and in a situation you’re required to wait to get out of? How can you have a great day with only a dime in your pocket? How can God bear you up in tough moments?

Gratitude.

Tell God you’re still here, still grateful. Tell Him you’re so grateful for Jesus and that His love will never leave. The Father knows you by name. Thankful that He has a purpose and plan for you. You are abundantly grateful for all His ways. Thankful that your spouse is still here with you and that the Father keeps and ministers those who no longer have theirs. So grateful He works everything out for your good. Grateful because it could be worse. Grateful that this, too, shall pass.

There are some things you don’t have, but there is plenty that you do. Pick up your gratitude champion, and walk out your amazing day in God.

Prayer: Father, I’m grateful you saved me. I’m still blessed right where I am. Cause me to rise above tough and tight moments. Help me to pick up gratitude and always have an outlook of contentment and faith. I am a champion, and you have great things in store for me today. I will live this great day grateful in Christ. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Psalm 107:1 & 118:24, Romans 8:28 & 37-39, 1 Timothy 6:6

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He will never fail to show you what to do.

November 11, 2023

“If you don’t know what you’re doing, pray to the Father. He loves to help. You’ll get his help and won’t be condescended to when you ask for it. Ask boldly, believing, without a second thought” James 1:5-6, Message Bible.

There have been times in my life when I just didn’t know God’s will for me. I didn’t know what decision to make, or where to turn. There have been times when although I knew what to do, I didn’t know the timing of God on when to do it.

If God can tell Noah how to build an ark, if He can give David wisdom on how to defeat his enemies, if the Lord can tell Esther what to say and do before the king to save her people, if He can tell Joshua how to bring down the mighty walls of Jericho, if Jesus can reveal to Peter that there was money in the mouth of a fish, an impartial God, a good God will show you what to do also.

Sometimes it’s wise to step away from your very environment to a quiet place to hear Him. No matter the pressure, the complexity of your situation, or your decision, there will never be a time that your Father will fail to show you what to do.

Prayer: Father, I thank you that you are good and you have never failed me. Help me not to worry but believe on you. Make the answer I need very clear to me. You showed many in Your word what to do, You will do the same for me. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen!

Study: James 1:5-8, Matthew 7:7, Colossians 3:15

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You will not live in shame.

November 10, 2023

“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.

“There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death” Romans 8:1-2, NKJV.

Jesus hung on the cross naked, beaten and spat upon, slandered, mocked, and ridiculed. He not only took on himself your sin but also your shame. Shame is the secret robber of freedom. It will keep your head down. It will make you walk away from your blessing. He was judged, condemned, and pronounced guilty, so you wouldn’t have to. He took on all of your shame so you don’t have to.

For some of us as men, this is a secret battle. Don’t allow the devil to secretly make you feel ashamed and condemn you for what you’ve done. Even about what you may still be dealing with. You can say yes, God is still working on me, and I’m pressing forward, but I will not live in shame because of what Jesus did on the cross. What you’ve done is not your identity, only your testimony that you are now the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus.

Jesus has sat down next to the Father. He wants you too also. Rest in his perfection and grace. You are forever worthy of God. You are forever worthy of every blessing.

Prayer: Father, I give you praise. I choose to walk after your Spirit and receive there is no condemnation for those in Christ Jesus. I’ve been made new and your own. I rebuke all shame and condemnation. I’m not perfect, but thank you, God, I don’t have to be! Jesus took on all shame on the cross. He is my perfection and righteousness, and I’m alright. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: 1 Peter 2:6, 2 Corinthians 5:17, Romans 5:20

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Love them.

November 5, 2023

“Love never fails…” 1 Corinthians 13:8, NKJV.

I started changing my mentality recently to straightforward love. I’m not perfect at it. As a matter of fact, I fail quite often. But I truly believe very few situations, things, or people change due to anger, disapproval, or hatred. The love of God is the only thing that actually changes a person. I think you put the love of God in the situation. I think you love that person who has issues with you, even if it’s from afar. I think you love that person who has a bad habit, addiction, or even lifestyle that you don’t agree with. You love them and love on them. The goal isn’t to love them for them to change. The goal is to love them the same way God loves us unconditionally, showing unrestrained Grace. Give love to your wife or husband when they are doing the exact opposite of what you think they should be doing. God has them. Love that crazy coworker that you really want to call some bad names daily. Love your children who aren’t being what you know they’re capable of being. If they don’t change, that’s between them and God. If they do change, God be the Glory. Again, I’m going to mess this up from time to time. I won’t always agree with you, but I’ll love the crap out of you, and I’m happy for you when you are happy, and I’m happy for you when you find success. Even if it doesn’t turn out how you would like it to be, I’m still going to be here for you, Loving you.

Study: 1 Corinthians 13:1-8

Written by – Keir Chapple, Brother in Christ

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He will take of you.

November 4, 2023

“Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?” Matthew 6:26, NKJV.

Our two youngest kids asked me to take them to the playground. They really wanted to go. So, I took them to Burger King to eat and play. Both of them were so happy, enjoying their food and having a great time. Out of the blue, while eating, my son says from his heart, “Thank you, Daddy, for bringing us to Burger King.” As they went back out to play, at that very moment, I was touched deeply, even about to tear up because it hit me that I am who they depend on. I’m who they’re depending on to feed them. I’m who they are depending on to cloth them. They are counting on me to enjoy life. If I don’t do it, it won’t get done. If I don’t provide a way, there won’t be a way. As their father, I take care of them.

How much more the heart of your heavenly Father who will take care of you. As His child, the Father knows you are depending on Him. You’re counting on Him. If He doesn’t do it, it won’t get done. If He doesn’t move it, it won’t move. The Lord wants you to gladly put your trust in Him today. May the very thought of the Father’s love dispel every worry and concern. If He takes care of the birds, He will take care of you.

Prayer: Hallelujah, Father, I give you all the praise, honor, and glory. You are good, and I thank you that you are my father. You know everything I want and need in my life. I humbly depend on You today. I will not fear. I will not worry. I put my trust not in money or man but in you. You take care of the birds. You will take care of me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Philippians 4:19John 10:10Luke 12:6-7Psalms 103:5

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It belongs to you.

November 2, 2023

“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” Numbers 13:30, NKJV.

Joshua and Caleb had a different spirit than the other men who went with them to scout out the land of Canaan. They believed that they could have what God said belonged to them. 

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. 

The Father wants 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, the fear the enemy tries to put in your way, be determined to allow nothing to keep 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

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Get better and better.

November 1, 2023

“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 pursuit of growth and whether anything was hindering me. 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 was hindering the pace of my growth.

We hinder ourselves when we think of ourselves higher in any area than we ought. 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 believe we’ve arrived when the fruit in our lives say we’re still at the airport.

Jesus continually grew (Luke 2:52). We must continue to grow also. Start your day humbly realizing you need more of Him each day. Invest in the growth of your gifts, and educate yourself in what you’ve been called to do daily. Ask God to examine your heart and tell you the truth about yourself, and humbly receive it. Sometimes, the truth in love is exactly what we need.

Every day, it is God’s desire you 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. 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.

Study: 1 Timothy 4:14-16, Romans 12:3, Philippians 3:13-14

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You are revival!

October 31, 2023

“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.

“Will You not revive us and bring us to life again, that Your people may rejoice in You?” Psalm 85:6, Amplified.

This will be a year of great manifestation and great blessing because there will be great repentance. A changing of the mind. A changing of our ways. Recognizing that revival isn’t beginning with God’s people; it will begin with you. A revival in your own life with Jesus Christ. A revival in the fire to pursue your high calling and advance the kingdom! Our eyes are being opened, and it’s being made known that God is calling His people closer and higher. I declare it’s starting with you. You hold the revival you desire to see. You are revival.

Prayer: Father, I praise you! Let revival start in my life. Cause great repentance to happen in my life this year, that great blessing of healing and reviving will come to pass. It’s all about you, Jesus. Deal with my own heart, and bring me closer and take me higher in you. I say revival is now. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Romans 8:19, Habakkuk 3:2

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You were made to thrive.

October 29, 2023

“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 will still thrive. Even when the unexpected happens, you will still thrive. You are blessed, and Jesus has given us the ability to grow, flourish, and prosper under the most unlikeliest circumstances. Thrive is what you do.

As you go worship today, rejoice that you are planted in the Lord, and you are planted in His house. Through Christ, the blessing of the Lord is on your life. It may look like you will be last, but you will be first. It may look like you will be at the bottom, but God says your end will be on top because He destined you to thrive!

Prayer: Father, I praise You today. You are good to me. I rejoice that I’m planted in Your house. Because I’m planted in You and Your word, I will thrive. Even in the unlikeliest circumstances, help me to have faith that I will still bring forth fruit in my season. The blessing is on my life. 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 1:1-5Proverbs 11:28Job 14:7-9Galatians 3:14

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Tell the enemy you will boast in God.

October 28, 2023

“In God we boast all day long, and praise Your name forever. Selah” Psalm 44:8, NKJV.

The Lord is holy, and there is none like him. He is love, gracious, and mighty. Full of mercy, lovingkindness, righteousness, and awe. He is to be revered for all that he is. Strength and splendor are only his. With an outstretched arm, he rescued Israel out of Egypt. With great power, he raised his son Jesus from the grave. From the rising of the sun to the going down of the same, He is greatly to be praised.

As you wake up, make your boast in God. The all-sufficient One. Your heavenly Father who would move heaven and earth for you. You know who he is, and it’s a great moment to let the enemy know about the God you serve. You’ll see how your joy will rise and how small life’s issues become.

Prayer: Father, I bless your name. How great is our God! I make my boast not in the problem or anyone. I make my boast in you! Help me to fill this day with praise in my heart and my mouth, boasting on the God I serve. Boasting on the God that always comes through. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Psalm 44:7-9 & 113:3Jeremiah 32:17

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He’s making it known.

October 26, 2023

“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 but God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God” 1 Corinthians 2:8-10, NKJV.

I am so glad the Spirit of God is near to us. He speaks to us deeply and gives us the guidance we need as we are still, praying to hear and be led by him. I believe God is going to make some things known to you today. You’ve been desiring some steps to be revealed to take and some direction regarding his plan for your life. He’s about to make it known.

You won’t have to question which way to go or what to do now. He’s going to make it clear and give you peace. He will make it known.

Prayer: Father, thank you that you are good and have great things in store for me. Thank you that your Spirit is near. Speak to me today. Reveal the deep things about my life and show me the direction of your will. I believe you will make it known. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Jeremiah 29:11, Romans 1:1-8, James 1:5

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Piece by piece.

October 25, 2023

“God, pick up the pieces. Put me back together again. You are my praise!” Jeremiah 17:14, Message Bible.

A broken plate that drops on the floor can shatter into pieces. You can get the best glue you can find and try to put it back together, but it still won’t ever be the same. Like that broken plate, something may have happened in your life that broke you into pieces, and it seems like even with the best glue you can find, the best worship service, the best message, or the best counseling helps you, but you know on the inside you’re still not the same. Your faith isn’t the same. Your love for God isn’t the same. Your confidence as a man and in your calling were shaken. Yet, don’t worry. God is picking up the pieces. Where you desire to be, who you desire to be, God says I’m making you over. Piece by piece, God is putting your life back together again. He’s putting your pursuit and hunger for him back together again. Truth by truth, revelation by revelation, praise by praise, obedience by obedience, the Lord is doing a glorious work in you!

God knows you need to be you in this hour, and He’s doing just that, my brother—piece by piece.

Prayer: Yes, Father, pick up the pieces in my life. What seemed like couldn’t be fixed, I thank you for putting me back together. Let your joy and peace flow today. Help me to let you do what you want in me. I surrender to your will. I’m excited about what you’re doing in my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Psalm 126

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Rest later.

October 23, 2023

“The soul (appetite) of the lazy person craves and gets nothing [for lethargy overcomes ambition], but the soul (appetite) of the diligent [who works willingly] is rich and abundantly supplied” Proverbs 13:4, Amplified.

The Lord has a lot in store for you. He has plans to prosper you and for you to be in good health. There is an expected end for you. Yet, it requires your diligence and your willingness to focus and work. Work given toward whatever He asked you to do. There’s no workaround or shortcut, but the grace of God is with you. His grace is like a wind of strength that gets behind you. The Holy Spirit will inspire you with vision, lead, and help you get it done. He says rise and run in your season. You can sit and rest well but don’t rest too long. Work now. Rest later.

Prayer: Father, I praise and worship you. Forgive me if I’ve been lazy about what you asked me to do. I desire all of the plans and blessings you have for me to be fulfilled in my life. Help me to be a diligent man. Lead and inspire me, Holy Spirit, and by your supernatural grace, I will get it done. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: John 9:43 John 1:2

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He will restore.

October 22, 2023

So I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten, the crawling locust, the consuming locust, and the chewing locust, my great army which I sent among you” Joel 2:25, NKJV.

My brother, I have seen his mighty hand myself. God is a restorer. He specializes in restoring to His people all that rightfully belongs to them. Many of you lost time, lost your money, lost your health, great opportunities, and even lost yourself, but God is faithful, and He is restoring everything to you multiplied. You may know Him to be your Provider, your Peace and Protector, but God is getting ready to show you a side of His nature you may have never seen before–God your Restorer!

Everything the devil stole from you, God is restoring it all back! Everything you wasted out of a lack of understanding, God is going to restore it back to you and give you the understanding that you will need to keep it this time. Don’t try to figure out when or how God will bring restoration to your life. Just trust that He will and is faithful to His promises. He will restore!

Prayer: Thank you, Father, for being my Restorer! Yes, restore my soul. Restore my joy. Restore my health and my wealth. Restore the time I wasted. Restore everything the devil stole from me and everything I handed over to him out of my own ignorance. I want it all back! You are good and faithful to me. Help me to wait in great expectation for Your mighty restoration in my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Job 42:12Psalms 51:12Jeremiah 30:17Psalms 23:3

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Arise, Shine!

October 20, 2023

“Arise, shine; for your light has come! and the glory of the Lord is risen upon you. For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and deep darkness the people; but the Lord will arise over you, and His glory will be seen upon you” Isaiah 60:1-2, ESV.

Of all the things you do in life, let the biggest be to arise and shine your light for the Lord. Every minute of every day. Shine and let His presence be welcome in all your dealings, in all that you do.

When you stand firm in faith and your identity in Christ as a beloved son, you will be a guiding light for others who may have lost their way. In your light, who is Jesus himself, people will find comfort, hope, security, and inspiration. Even when you walk into a room, people will notice your light and that God is with you.

Feed the burning of your light with the word of God and abide in the Good Shepherd. The glory of God, His goodness and greatness, is risen upon your life, and now is the time to arise. Now is the time to fully yield to being who God created you to be. Now is the time to shine.

Prayer: Father, I’m pressing into you. I’m basking in your light until it becomes mine. Lord, make me stronger today. Direct my steps and give me the courage to speak of the good news to anyone who would listen because you are returning soon. Thank you for your sacrifice that is still so powerful even to this day. I deny myself and take up my cross to follow you. Less of me, Father, as you are glorified more in me. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Isaiah 60:1-3Matthew 5:16Ephesians 2:10

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New Mercies

October 19, 2023

“Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness” Lamentations 3:22-23, NKJV.

The mercies of God are new every morning. You haven’t experienced the mercy you woke up to today. Whether you made a mistake, hurt someone, or completely made a mess of something in your life, He has new mercies available today for you.

The heart of God is nothing old for a new day! New mercies are able to eradicate old things if you receive them. If we let new mercies do what God intended to produce in us, they will encourage us to leave yesterday behind.

This mercy displays the great love and salvation found in Jesus Christ. It’s His way of affirming to us that it is never too late — to change, to live, to love, to heal, to make it right, to be happy, to win, to finish strong. Whatever you are going through, you are never too far gone. As long as He gives you breath, receive His new mercies for a new day.

Prayer: Father, Thank you for your new mercies you give me every morning. Your compassions never fail me. Because of Jesus, I am forgiven. Your hand of salvation reaches me wherever I am and revives me. Help me to receive your new mercies this morning abundantly. Let your mighty will be done in my life today. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Psalm 23 & 103, Ephesians 2:4 & 8-9

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All Goliaths talk, but all Goliaths fall!

October 18, 2023

“So the Philistine said to David, Am I a dog, that you come to me with sticks? And the Philistine cursed David by his gods. 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” I Samuel 17:43 & 45, NKJV.

Goliath came to Israel and talked to them like they were scum. He stood 9 feet tall before David and referred to him as a stick. He told them he would kill him and give his flesh to the birds. Goliath cursed David by his gods, talking to David and Israel as if they were nothing.

We all have Goliaths. Is yours standing before you and talking to you the same way? It is standing before saying nothing will change for your life. You won’t make it this time. God isn’t able to deliver you, and the devil is mocking your God.

Talk is cheap, so give it no place in your life. It is about what the end will be, and the devil is no match for your God. Goliath talked much but ended up doing little. David slew him with a slingshot and a stone, showing how mighty our God is. The Great I AM doesn’t need much, just a seed of faith you put in Him. Just as the small stone in David’s hands, you will overcome your Goliath with that small seed of faith in yours. You are called to be great, and this is what great people do.

Now take your faith and slay your giant!

Prayer: Father, I praise You this morning. You are my mighty God, and I will have what You have promised me. Talk is cheap, and my Goliath will fall! I put my seed of faith in You. Lead me, Holy Spirit. Jesus is greater in me than he that is in the world, and with You, I will be who You called me to be and accomplish everything You have told me to do. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: 1 Samuel 17, Matthew 17:20, 1 John 4:4

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Stand strong, my brother. He’s able!

October 17, 2023

“And being fully convinced that what He had promised He was also able to perform” Romans 4:21, NKJV.

When we hear that a God is able, we sometimes look at ourselves and our ability. We can find ourselves predetermining the outcome based on what we see rather than what He says.

You can’t see Him, yet God proclaims His ability in His word. He says look at what I did for Joshua and Israel, making the walls of Jericho fall. When it seemed far from happening, see how I gave Abraham a son at an old age. Look at how I helped Peter bounce back from his mistakes, used him to win three thousand souls, and became a pillar for advancing My kingdom. I even raised my Son Jesus from the dead. I not only speak to you my promises, but I am able to perform them!

He is able to change you. He’s able to move the mountain! He can turn your finances around! He is able to get you through the hard times. Give Him your faith and patience today so He can show you He’s able.

Prayer: Father, I praise You today. Thank You for your great love for me. You are able! Move in my life in a mighty way. Help me not to look at what I can do, but what You can. I take my eyes off my situation and look to Jesus, the author and finisher of my faith! Nothing is impossible for You. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Romans 4:19-21, 1 Corinthians 15:4, Hebrews 11:30, 12:2

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Your time with God is important.

October 16, 2023

“And rising very early in the morning, while it was still dark, he departed and went out to a desolate place, and there he prayed” Mark 1:35, ESV.

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

It is important to begin your day by spending quality time with God. The truth is praying for a few minutes on your way somewhere won’t do. With everything you may be facing, only through God will you overcome them all. With where He wants to take you, only He can get you there.

Naturally, it can seem like spending time with God doesn’t help you, and to belittle the part that it plays in your success. The devil will lie and fight against you to invest in it. He will gladly provide you with all kinds of reasons, including sleep, not to begin your day with God. However, your most vital relationship is the one you have with the Father. It is the powerful key to every door, every answer, every financial decision, all grace, and every bit of strength you’ll ever need.

Prayer: Father, thank you for your truth today. I can’t do anything good apart from you. Teach me how to spend quality time with You. I will sit at your feet, Jesus. I will trust in the power of prayer, worship, and your word. I pray that as I spend time with you, remind me of who I am and where I am weak, Father, make me strong. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: John 15:5, Galatians 5:16, Luke 22:39-40, 1 Chronicles 16:12

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When you’re weary, He will show up and help you.

October 15, 2023

“And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart” Galatians 6:9, NKJV.

“Pile your troubles on God’s shoulders— he’ll carry your load, he’ll help you out” Psalm 55:22, Message Bible.

Yesterday, I was cleaning out the garage and dropped some things off at the landfill. I had already made a trip there and threw away many things. However, I started to get weary at the very last heavy item. Just having to look at it alone and the thought of having to pick it up caused me to feel tired. Then, a man showed up at that very moment and parked behind me, got out of his truck, and decided to help me pick it up and throw it into the dumpster.

We all get tired sometimes. You may feel weary and tired now, but the Lord will come right on time to help you do what you can’t do by yourself. He is a very present help for us. This means the first thing on God’s mind, the Father’s first intention of being present in your life, is to show up and help us. He is our help of strength and grace when it feels like we can’t go another step. It may look heavy before you, but nothing is impossible for your God. He’s going to come and pick it up for you and bring great joy to your soul.

Prayer: Father, I thank you and give you praise. I am tired and don’t know how, but nothing is impossible for you. I ask for your divine help and grace to intervene in my life. I believe your love will intervene for me. I give it all to you. You are my Father, and I believe you will pick it up and help me reap what you have for me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Psalm 46:1

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You won’t be able to contain it all.

October 14, 2023

“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, Message Bible.

There are so many blessings ahead of you, and you won’t be able to contain it all! So much God is about to manifest in your life. So many times, you will say I was just thinking about that, and God did it for me. 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 of direction is becoming very clear. He will 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 remain in faith about what You are about to do, even now in my life. You are going to do far beyond my wildest dreams. You are going to blow my mind. Help me listen and obey your leading Holy Spirit with courage. 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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If He’s repeating it, hold on to it.

October 13, 2023

“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. 

God did this with Joshua, and he kept it before him and his people to possess the land given to them. 

As you seek God at this moment in your life, if God begins to speak or show you something repeatedly, the Lord is saying something to you very important for your season. It is essential to get you through whatever you may or are about to face. Whatever he is saying or showing you in his word, begin to give great attention to it.

I believe there’s something you need to hold on to with a tight grip and don’t let go in these times. 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, enables you to move forward, and helps you possess what God has for you.

Prayer: Father, thank you for speaking to my heart. Help me to keep before my eyes what you are saying 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 today. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Joshua 1:6-9, Psalm 1, John 21:14-17

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Time is of the essence.

October 12, 2023

“Therefore, brethren, be even more diligent to make your call and election sure, for if you do these things you will never stumble” 2 Peter 1:10, NKJV.

Beyond what you see and hear naturally, are you hearing the chariots prepare? Do you hear heaven’s roar? The Lord is returning and He says time is of the essence.

Make your calling and election sure. Make the most of your open doors. Take your time with nothing, but with pace move into His will. Focus on growing in God and abiding in his word. Make those calls to the people God lays on your heart, for they just may need to hear from you. Pour wisdom into your children, setting them on the right path. Romance your wife and love her dearly. Give yourself away. By faith break forth man of God! Work the works of Jesus while it is day, for the night comes where no man can work.

Like skydiving from thousands of feet in the sky, jump completely into the Lord. Jump completely into your call. Time is of the essence.

Prayer: Father, I hear you. Beyond what I see and hear naturally, I hear the Lord is coming. The kingdom is at hand. Help me to make my calling and election sure, and I won’t fall. People are hurting and have need of you. I’m jumping, Father. Time is of the essence. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Matthew 24, John 9:4

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Keep your devotion.

October 11, 2023

“But what do you think? A man had two sons, and he came to the first and said, ‘Son, go, work today in my vineyard.’ He answered and said, ‘I will not,’ but afterward he regretted it and went. Then he came to the second and said likewise. And he answered and said, ‘I go, sir,’ but he did not go. Which of the two did the will of his father?” They said to Him, “The first.”Matthew 21:28-31, NKJV.

There is a sharp difference between devotion and commitment. To commit means to pledge and thereby binding oneself to a word. To devote means the love, loyalty, or enthusiasm for a person, activity, or cause; to freely give of one’s time to a specific cause. Devotion is about doing.

In the parable, the first son showed more devotion to His father than His brother. Even though he disrespected his father in his speech, he still honored him by going to the vineyard afterward. He still gave himself to His father’s cause. Life can get complicated, we can get busy, and then we realize our passion isn’t burning like it used to, or we grow weary. Yet, still, God is good and reminds us each new day is a day we can devote ourselves anew to Father’s cause.

Move from a commitment to a devotion. Let nothing keep you from your relationship with the Father and the cause of the Gospel. Regardless, be devoted to your wife, family, friends, work, and calling. Know the Father is completely devoted to you and always for you.

Prayer: Father God, thank you for your great devotion to me. Please forgive me if I haven’t been devoted to you. Help me when I grow weary, and remind me that the reward in you is greater than any Earthly joy. I will devote myself to You anew. Holy Spirit, move within me and cause me to be about the Father’s cause in and through my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Genesis 15:1, Matthew 6:21, 21:31, James 1:22-27, Acts 20:35

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Don’t live on the ground when you were made to fly!

October 10, 2023

“For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death” Romans 8:2, NKJV.

There is a law of gravity always at work in the earth. Yet, there is a law called lift and thrust that supersedes the law of gravity, giving man the ability to fly.

There may be chaos around you, but don’t live on the ground when you were made to fly! Jesus supersedes it all. You have access to great peace in him. The devil’s chains are broken. Your past can’t hold you down. Challenges can’t hold you down. There is another law at work, the law of the Spirit of life, that supersedes and is much stronger than the law of sin and death. When you operate by this law, you can live through Christ an overflowing, victorious, and abundant life.

God sent his word to lift us, and his Spirit moves us to live in our freedom. His Spirit helps us have joy when there appears to be no reason for it. You are called to shine in this climate and show others around you that you operate under a different law. Panic and weariness aren’t your portion. Peace and grace-filled strength are your portion. Wisdom and hope are your portion. In Christ, you can come eat without money. In Christ, there’s a better way to live. The fruit of the Spirit keeps you, and like an airplane with mighty wings, you will be in this hour what you were created for.

Prayer: Father, thank You for lifting me up with your word. You’ve freed me from all sin and fear. I’m free to live above it all! I am free to be who you created me to be and do what You created me to do. Help me to walk in authority over thoughts and feelings and move with you, Holy Spirit. Help me to abide in you, Father, and through Christ, I will experience abundant life. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Romans 8:1-3, Hebrews 11:8-9, Galatians 5:22-23, John 10:10

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A deep part of you calls to a deep part of God.

October 9, 2023

“Deep calls unto deep at the noise of Your waterfalls; all Your waves and billows have gone over me. The Lord will command His lovingkindness in the daytime, and in the night His song shall be with me a prayer to the God of my life.” Psalm 42:7-8, NKJV.

In our toughest times, it takes a deep call to reach somewhere deep. A deep part of you calls to a deep part of God. You call on the God of miracles. You call on the God Who is able. He saves and delivers. A deep call will be met with a deep rescue from God.

No situation is too deep to get through because God is in control, even when the waters are at your lips. The oceans billow one after another, yet God’s mighty hand says they can only come so far. He won’t let it overtake you. You may not know why you’re going through it, but you’re going through it. You’re maturing through it. He is good and kind. The Lord will show you He is the calm to every sea Himself, even before He works it out, and show you that as long as you have Jesus, everything will be alright.

Prayer: Thank You, Lord! I call on You from a deep place in my life. Save me. I believe You are the God of miracles and wonder. Meet me in the depth of all of this in my life. I trust You. Calm the waters with Yourself, with Your presence. Be exalted today. I declare You will bring me through it. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Psalm 42 & 46:10, Mark 4:39

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The blessing is going to be sweeter.

October 7, 2023

“So those who planted their crops in despair will shout “Yes!” at the harvest, so those who went off with heavy hearts will come home laughing, with armloads of blessing” Psalm 126:5-6, Message Bible.

I’ve waited times in my life for God to bless me. My waiting involved remaining faithful and diligent, overcoming trials and turbulence. Yet, I’m glad I endured because it made the blessing much more sweeter.

Count it all joy in your trial. Something great is coming just for you. The greater the trial of your faith, the greater the preparation, the greater the blessing will be. Keep waiting on Him only. Remain steadfast immovable, and praise Him as You obey Him. With all you’ve endured, the blessing is going to be that much sweeter.

Prayer: Father, thank You for encouraging me when I need it the most. Sometimes, it gets tough, but I will continue to trust You. I will wait on what You said. You said you’re going to bless me, and You will. Help me remain steadfast and immovable, and praise You as I obey You. My blessing will be right on time. With all I’ve endured, I thank You that it’s going to make the blessing more valuable, more meaningful, more sweeter. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: James 1:3-4, Ephesians 3:20, Hebrews 11:6, 1 Corinthians 15:58

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

October 3, 2023

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

“And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful” Colossians 3:15, NKJV.

Wisdom is the principal thing. It is like the foundation of a home–it’s what you receive to build on. Wisdom is the foundation for all your choices and plans, and the Father doesn’t want you to approach doing anything without it.

When doing a work for God, deciding who to marry, or making a financial decision, get wisdom. There is safety in the multitude of counsel (see Prov. 11:14), so ask other godly men if they have any advice and even share 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 your situation.
Most of all, Jesus has been made to us as our wisdom (1 Corinthians 1:30). He is your wisdom because he is the word of God. Find the wisdom Jesus gives through the word, then follow his leading. Follow his peace.

Refuse to be rushed or pressured. You want peace. In these times, it is crucial as a man to pray and understand God’s will for you. Therefore, if you don’t know, don’t go. Stop and get wisdom.

Prayer: Father, I needed this. I have so many decisions before me. Give me wisdom. Help me to find the wisdom I need, even through the counsel of others. As I get all the practical information I can and 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. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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

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I receive who You say I am.

September 30, 2023

“He said to them, ‘But who do you say that I am?’ Simon Peter answered and said, ‘You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.’…’And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it’” Matthew 16:15-18, NKJV.

Simon told Jesus who he was. I wonder was it surprising to Peter how Jesus responded. Jesus told him you are not Simon anymore. You are now Peter, and you heard no disagreement from him. Peter received who Jesus said he was.

You have told Jesus who he is, and the greatest blessing in life is to know the Lord. But that’s not all. The Lord’s not done with you yet. No matter what you have been called or labeled in your past, up to this awesome moment in your life, Jesus is telling you who you are. You are victorious, made new and strong. You are anointed and chosen. Your road may have been rough, but you are still here, and that attests to the truth of who he says you are. Like Peter, he wants you to receive it and live your best life. Be who he has called you to be, and you can do what he says you can do.

Prayer: Father, I thank you! Thank you, Jesus, for the revelation of knowing who you are. Help me to stand in who you say that I am. I can do what you say I can do. I am forgiven, loved, and new. I am full of power and authority in Christ. I receive and believe who you say that I am. I have no limits on my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Matthew 16:13-20, Psalm 18:29, 2 Corinthians 5:17, Philippians 4:13

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For every single blessing, I bless your name!

September 23, 2023

“O my soul, bless God. From head to toe, I’ll bless his holy name! O my soul, bless God, don’t forget a single blessing! Psalm 103:1-2, Message Bible.

After you take a moment and read this entire Psalm, as you slow down and comprehend all of His blessings, how can we not be full of thanksgiving and deep gratitude. There is no room for a complaint. There is no other response but to bless His in return. The Lord fills every place and speaks to every part of your life, continually spiritually and physically blessing you.

Bless the Lord because He has, and He will keep blessing you. Bless His name for every single one. No matter what you have, or even who isn’t here anymore, let nothing keep you from this Psalm, causing you to begin your day with an overflow of joy. An overflow that everything will be alright, my brother. That’s what His word is meant to do.

Prayer: Good morning, Father. As I read and comprehend how blessed I am, I respond and bless your name. I love you and praise you for all you have done for me. You are my good God. I thank You, and I am grateful for every single blessing. Help me to always count my blessings and carry your word with me today. It is a doorway to great joy and trust in you. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Psalm 103

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The joy of the Lord is your strength!

September 21, 2023

“Then he said to them, Go your way, eat the fat, drink the sweet…Do not sorrow, for the joy of the Lord is your strength” Nehemiah 8:10, NKJV.

“My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing” James‬ ‭1‬:‭2‬-‭4‬ ‭NKJV.‬‬

You may be experiencing a trial or have made a mistake. You may feel like you have an uphill climb and don’t know what to do. The children of Israel had been through some things as well, but just as Nehemiah told the children of Israel, so the Lord says to you. The joy of the Lord is your strength!

Count it all joy because, in the end, the Lord is working it for your benefit. See it from a word perspective and praise Him for His goodness. 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. Don’t get worried about a situation that you forget to rejoice in the Lord who is over it. You can laugh, live, and have a merry heart, which is good for you. Above all, you are in His hands. God has it all under control. The joy of the Lord is the strength the enemy can’t handle, and let nothing outweigh the joy of the Lord from operating in your life.

Prayer: Father, I praise you! A lot is going on right now, but I refuse not to let joy rise in my life. I receive and walk in the supernatural power of your joy. Let it be a great strength for me today. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Proverbs 15:15, John 15:11, Philippians 4:4, James 1:1-4

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A Message from the Lord for You!

September 19, 2023

“And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work” Revelation‬ ‭22‬:‭12‬, NKJV‬‬.

“I am coming soon and I am bringing My reward with Me. I am gathering My people from the four corners of the earth. A cry has gone out from the earth. Yes, there’s been a loud cry for unity among your sisters and brothers in Christ. I’ve heard you and I am responding. I heard your cry, and I am moving in hearts. I am moving in minds. I am changing and redirecting. I am opening blinded eyes. I am strengthening ears so they can hear Me. I am giving understanding. Focus on My soon return. Focus on operating in the unity of the Spirit and oneness. This is how the world will know You are My people, by the love you show for each other. And you will be amazed and what I am about to manifest in the earth. You’re about to see a great coming together. A great joining of hands, across nations, across territorial lines, and ethnic borders. You’re about to see unity in My people like you’ve never seen before. It’s all by My Spirit and power that this will be. Wait and see. Rest and see. For I am coming soon and My reward is with Me”, says the LORD.

Study: John 13:35, Ephesians 4:3-6 & 12

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Godly Character

September 14, 2023

“For God knew his people in advance, and he chose them to become like his Son so that his Son would be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters” Romans 8:29, NLT.

Our destiny is to look like Jesus on the inside and to behave like Jesus on the outside. Many men are spiritual powerhouses, can pray the roof off, praise the Lord, and administrate duties with a spirit of excellence. We appear like strong mighty lions, but who are we inwardly? Do we love just as loud? Forgive just as strong? Are we as obedient to God as our prayers are powerful?

These are things of the heart that matter most to God. The nuts and bolts of a man of character are how we respond when it’s time to let go, how we behave when we don’t get our way, how we act when our gifts and callings are ignored, and what we do when we experience failure. It’s time we let God break off everything that doesn’t look like Him so that we can develop His godly character in our lives. The laziness and procrastination, no more. The unforgiveness and resentment, that’s not who you are. No more pornography and sexual perversion. The pride and arrogance, no my brother. No more making a person or thing your idol. Time for holiness, clean hands and a pure heart. You can be the godly man you know you were created to be.

You are of a royal priesthood, chosen and are predestined for a great work that will bring God great glory, but His work in you is where it all begins.

Prayer: Father, I praise you. Thank you for speaking to me. I know whatever you reveal to me that needs changing in my life, you will help change it. you are with me and I receive your help. In Jesus name, Amen.

Study: Psalm 24:3-5, Proverbs 31:1-9, 1 Peter 2:9 & 2 Peter 1:4-8, Philippians 2:13

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The sun always breaks through.

September 11, 2023

“For his anger is but for a moment, and his favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning” Psalm 30:5, ESV.

“From the rising of the sun to its setting, the name of the Lord is to be praised!” Psalm 113:3, ESV.

If you notice no matter how dark it gets in the night, the sun rises and breaks through it. It is never held back or restrained. God has commanded it to rise. The sun will always come.

I don’t know what you’re facing, but God has ordained the sun to rise into your life. It may look dark right now but don’t worry. Joy will come in the morning. There is a light in you, Jesus Christ, that even death could not stop from rising. You will feel the rays and the warmth of the goodness of God again, even when you least expect it. Because you have the Son, it will get brighter in my life.

So as the rising of the sun, let your praise to the Lord be the same today. Let it rise. This is the day that He has made for you, rejoice and be glad in it. Hold fast because He’s turning it around for you. Like the sun, your joy will come.

Prayer: Father, I give you praise! I thank you that joy comes in the morning. My sun will always come. Jesus is on my side, and because I have the Son, it will always get brighter in my life. You will provide. Lead me Holy Spirit and help me to let my light shine. Be glorified today. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Psalm 118:24

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As high as the heavens is His mercy toward you!

September 10, 2023

“For as the heavens are high above the earth, so great is His mercy toward those who fear Him” Psalm 103:11, NKJV.

I don’t know what you may be going through in your life, but as you wake up and begin your day, take a moment when you go outside and look up. Look at the sky and try to see the farthest thing you can in sight. Now consider the heavens that are so much higher than the earth. That’s how great the mercy of God is toward those who reverence and serve Him.

You can try to understand how can your heavenly Father love you like this, but you won’t be able to. You can’t fathom how much God loves you. No matter what you’ve done, it won’t ever exceed the mercies of God, which are new every single morning you wake up.

Let go of any heaviness and let your mouth and thoughts become full of praise. Give way to a deep gratitude. Surely, there is good in this life for you. Surely, He has an unstoppable plan for you. Surely, He’s going to fix it. The Father desires that you live each day free with a mighty hope in Him and joy from what Jesus has done.

Prayer: Father, I praise you. I wake up with a deep gratitude. Thank you for your great mercy toward me. I can’t fathom it. No matter what I go through, help me to always look up and receive your new mercies each day and that you are holding my life. Thank you, Jesus, for giving your life for me. I receive your joy, peace, and strong hope today. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Psalm 103:1-12, Lamentations 3:22-23, 1 John 1:9

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His reminders in your life.

September 8, 2023

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9, NKJV.

This wasn’t the first time God had spoken this word of encouragement to Joshua. Prior to this, Moses declared the word of The Lord to all of Israel in Deuteronomy 31:6, and then spoke directly to Joshua in verse 7, “And Moses called unto Joshua, and said unto him in the sight of all Israel, Be strong and of a good courage: for thou must go with this people unto the land which the LORD hath sworn unto their fathers to give them; and thou shalt cause them to inherit it.” This wasn’t a new word. God was repeating Himself.

What have you been hearing God say to you again? What has God had someone tell you at several points in your life, and now He has reminded you of that same word? Like Joshua was commanded to be strong and courageous, in this season, God is commanding you to be something too. He will remind us, and say some things again that He has already said for our benefit and to receive a great blessing. It will keep us focused, strong in faith, and encouraged. Draw a line in the sand and receive, act on, and apply His reminders in your life. Obey God. Joshua did and entered in. God says, so will you!

Prayer: Father, I thank you for speaking to me. I choose to receive what you have repeatedly said to receive and act on. You are with me and I don’t have to fear. Help me submit to your will and obey you. Be glorified in my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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When you realize it’s time to shift.

September 5, 2023

“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 I need to change it up. I began using my other technique and made two strikes in a row, and ended with a good night of bowling. This is a small example, but sometimes, life is the same way.

We come to realize it’s time for change. God says it’s time for a shift in your life. As you embark on the latter part of your year, you may have been doing things one way, but you haven’t seen the results you’d like. You may have been handling an area of your life in a pattern, but you can observe and admit it’s not working. Change it up. The Lord desires for you to be in good health and to prosper in every way. Take inventory of where you walk is with Him and where God wants to take you. Look at your calling, your marriage, your finances, and how you can take them higher. Then, pray to God for new wisdom and make the shifts you need to get there.

Prayer: Father, I give you praise. It’s time for some changes. I refuse to not walk in what you desire for my life. My life will not continue to look the same. In this latter part of this year, manifest great things, Lord. Show me anything I need to make a shift in and help me Holy Spirit to follow you. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: John 21:6, Numbers 9:17-18, James 1:5

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Don’t focus on the problem. Fix your eyes on Jesus.

September 4, 2023

“He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: His heart is fixed, trusting in the LORD” Psalm‬ ‭112‬:‭7‬ ‭KJV.‬‬

“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 it’s right before us. It’s so easy to look at the situation and become overwhelmed, 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 hearing God because if you can hear God, you’ll hear a word in season of direction. He’ll remind you of who you are. If you set your eyes on the Lord, He will show you what your end will be and encourage you to put all your confidence in Him.

Don’t focus on the problem. Be still and know that He is always your God. Fix your praise and your eyes on Jesus, and you will see every answer you need is in Him. You’ll see the way He has already made for you.

Prayer: Father, thank you! I’m not looking at the problem. My eyes are on you, Jesus. Help me to fix my heart and keep my eyes on how great You are. How good you are. My eyes are on how faithful You are. I set my faith and my life on you. My heart is fixed, trusting in the Lord! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Hebrews 12:2

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If He said it, He will do it!

September 3, 2023

“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.

Man can make a strong, honest commitment to do something, but there is still a possibility that something can come up or happen outside of our control that can keep us from doing what we said. Yet, the Father is infallible, righteous, and faithful. Nothing will come up with Him. He is in control, and the Lord is the only One who will speak and always bring it to pass.

The Father is not surprised by where you are. He isn’t sweating bullets, wondering if He can meet your needs on time, nor should you be either. The Lord’s not under any pressure about how He can have you walk in His plan for your life, nor should you either. Set your mind at rest in the faithfulness of God who covers you, and surrounds you. Heaven and earth will pass before He lets His word fail in your life. If He said, He will do it!

Prayer: Father, thank you that you will do what you said you will do! I can rejoice today because you watch over your word to perform it. I can praise you because your favor surrounds me like a shield. You are covering me. You are active, and You will bless me with what I need. I receive your help not to walk under any stress, but rest. If you said it, you will do it. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Numbers 23:19, Psalm 5:12, Luke 16:17

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I see it, Father. You’ve been good to me.

September 2, 2023

“Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me All the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever” Psalms‬ ‭23‬:‭6‬, NKJV‬‬.

Father, you are so good. You are so good to us.

If you stop and take a moment to look at your life, things aren’t as bad as they seem. My brother, you are already blessed. The Father is very present in our lives, but like a masterful work of art, we must stop sometimes, step back, and look at the landscape of our lives to fully see and appreciate His hand perfectly on us. To see how detailed and attentive to your prayers that God is. To see He is good to you, even in the trial you may be facing right now. Step back and see His hand over here, over there, in your home, working on your kids, in your character, how He’s blessing you, and the plans He has for you are coming to pass.

If you stop and count your blessings, you’ll see the Lord is good to you. He’s been better than you’ve been to yourself. All day long, declare I see it, Father. You’ve been so good to me!

Prayer: Father, I thank you! I stop and see your goodness. Help me not be so occupied that I forget I’m already blessed. I see your hand, I see you moving and changing things. I see you here and over there. I declare you’ve been so good to me, and I let you know that today. Let joy overflow in me. All day long, may I let you know that you’ve been good to me. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Psalm 23, 100:5 & 135:3; Romans 8:28

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He won’t fail you. He won’t let you down!

August 29, 2023

“Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid or tremble in dread before them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not fail you or abandon you” Deuteronomy 31:6, Amplified.

Throughout my life, I cannot think of a time when the Lord has let me down. Not one time. Not a moment that He was not there. Not an experience that the Father didn’t carry me through. When it was all said and done, the blessing and victory were sitting in my hands.

The Lord will never fail you. Like underground construction, the Father does the work you can’t see. There’s not a moment in your life when he isn’t there. Not one word God has spoken will fall to the ground. He will deliver you. He will help you. He will fulfill.

When His will is performed for you, like the people of Israel, it will be like those that dream. You will ask how He could have done this. You will say he delivered me and blessed me. The Lord will blindside you with goodness you won’t see coming. Your enemy will be made your footstool. You will have great laughter when you see the great things the Lord does for you.

Stay the course. He will not fail you. He won’t you down!

Prayer: Father, I’m encouraged today. I thank you that no matter what I go through, you will never let me down. You will come through for me, and when you do, I will be like those who dream! I rejoice even now because you are well able to perform it. Help me to stay strong and in faith. I call it done already, and I thank you. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: 1 Kings 5:4, Psalm 27:13 & 126, 1 Corinthians 1:9

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A Message from the Lord for you!

August 26, 2023

“Do not remember the former things, Nor consider the things of old. 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 ‭43‬:‭18‬-‭19‬ ‭NKJV‬.

“The past is the past. A new day has come. I am doing a new thing. Let the past go and leave what you experienced behind you. Leave them behind you. Don’t allow it to hinder you any longer. Don’t allow yourself to be distracted any longer. It’s gone. Seek Me now. I am desiring to show you great and mighty things now. My glory you will see now. Move forward in Me”, says the Spirit of God.

Study: Philippians 3:13-14 & 4:82 Corinthians 5:17

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He wants to talk to you.

August 23, 2023

“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. 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. I am your sheep, and I can hear your voice. 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 & 33:3, John 14:26, Romans 10:17, Hebrews 1:1-2

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At this moment in my life, I will seek You.

August 20, 2023

“When You said, “Seek My face,” My heart said to You, “Your face, LORD, I will seek.”” Psalms‬ ‭27:8‬ ‭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 that He can make things right. We trust when we don’t know what to do, He holds the exact wisdom we need. He holds all our victories.

Be encouraged, my brother, to take all of your focus, all of your pursuits, and put it in His hands. He knows what you’re going through. He knows how to get you from here to there. 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 His face. Lift your hands in worship. Lift up your desires and your honest need. As you do, He will accomplish more in you, more answers and wisdom for you in that moment, than you would have ever been able to do on your own.

Prayer: Father, thank you for encouraging me to put all of my trust in you by only seeking you. You are a good Father. Help me to give time seeking just you today. In my moment of seeking, you will accomplish great things in me and for me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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

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Look up and hope in God!

August 19, 2023

“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.

When David wrote this psalm, 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 used to be. Two different times he said this, denoting that he had anxiety, restlessness, a tossing, and a struggle for peace, going on in his soul, yet he decided to hope in God. 

You may be like David, and you’re faced with confusion, disappointment, anxiety, or restlessness. You may long to be where you used to be. A lot going on inside. 

Yet, tell your soul to look up to where your help comes from. Your help comes from the Lord. Hope in God. Tell your soul to still give Him praise and let Him fill your cup. 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. 

Prayer: Thank you, Father. I will hope in you! I may not understand and my faith is being tested, but I look to you. I will yet praise you! You are doing your best work in my life. Help me to stand strong in hope today. Fill my cup. I receive peace and joy now. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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

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Message from the Lord for you!

August 13, 2023

“The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing” Zephaniah 3:17, ESV.

“If love was a river, it’s flowing in your life. It is flowing all around you. My love is constantly flowing. It is washing you, ministering to your every need”, says the Lord.

Selah.

Study: 1 John 4:7-8 & 18, 1 Corinthians 13:8, Romans 8:38-39, Jeremiah 31:3, Isaiah 54:8

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You’re going to be so glad you obeyed Him.

August 11, 2023

“And Elijah said to her, “Do not fear; go and do as you have said, but make me a small cake from it first, and bring it to me; and afterward make some for yourself and your son. For thus says the Lord God of Israel: ‘The bin of flour shall not be used up, nor shall the jar of oil run dry…”. So she went away and did according to the word of Elijah; and she and he and her household ate for many days.” I Kings‬ ‭17:13-15‬ ‭NKJV‬.

The widow was asked by Elijah to give her last bit of food to him and it didn’t make sense to do it. It seemed even insensitive for Elijah to ask her for it as well. Yet, she believed God and obeyed Him, and supernaturally her flour and oil never ran dry again until the rain came.

She was glad she obeyed God, and so will you.

It may not make sense for you also. What God is telling you to do may be uncomfortable. It may be stretching your faith. You may need to forgive or be facing some fears. You may have to hold on. But know that God will keep His promise, and on the other side of your great obedience is a great reward.

Prayer: Father, you’ve spoken to me, and said there’s a great blessing on the other side of my great obedience. Give me the courage to make Holy Spirit-led decisions. Help me to walk by faith and not by sight. Give me strength to hold on. Father, I thank you now. I’m going to be so glad I obeyed you. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: 1 Kings 17:1-16, 2 Corinthians 5:7, Hebrews 11:6

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Go after your dreams.

August 10, 2023

“For we are His workmanship [His own master work, a work of art], created in Christ Jesus [reborn from above—spiritually transformed, renewed, ready to be used] for good works, which God prepared [for us] beforehand [taking paths which He set], so that we would walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us]” Ephesians 2:10, Amplified.

I’ve been told the place where you can find the most purpose and dreams unfulfilled is the cemetery. It’s because so many people died and took their dreams with them. They didn’t experience their full potential. They didn’t experience all that God had planned for their lives.

What about you? There are dreams inside of you. There is purpose inside of you. I know you see them each day because God is showing you each day. He reminds His children of who we are and what He created us to become. God brought Israel out of Egypt, not to live unsatisfied in the wilderness, but to take them into their Promised Land. He brought you out, to take you in. You are ordained for good works, and God’s will is that you walk in them.

Leave it all on the line and go after what He has put in your heart, having no regrets. Don’t stay where you are. Go after your dreams.

Prayer: Father, I praise you for all you’ve done for me. No one knows, but God I’m struggling with going after my dreams. Help me not to fear. Lead me Holy Spirit. I can’t stay where I am. I will trust you Father and go after my purpose and dreams. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Jeremiah 29:11Proverbs 16:3Romans 11:291 Timothy 4:14-16

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Don’t be moved. Keep seeking the kingdom.

August 9, 2023

“But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you” Matthew 6:33, NKJV.

There’s so much happening in these times, and everything you see around you says let go of seeking after God’s kingdom and His righteousness–first. Stop going to church, stop serving and giving. Only focus on yourself.

Don’t be moved. God’s word and His ways have not changed. What the Father said He will do has not changed. Seek His kingdom and righteousness first, and no matter what is happening in the world, He will add the things that the devil wants you to put ahead of God.

Fulfillment and rest follow ministry–your service. Money follows ministry, not the other way around. Continue to let God reign. Keep seeking first to make God-directed decisions and impact lives in any way you can. He will never fail to abundantly take care of you.

Prayer: Father, thank You for Your word. Help me not to improperly seek first the things You said You would add to me. I will not be moved. I desire to be a man full of joy, at peace and fulfilled. I’m seeking Your kingdom and righteousness first, trusting You. You will handle the rest. With what You’ve given me, show me how to advance Your kingdom. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Matthew 6:25-34, Psalm 35:27, Proverbs 3:5-6

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It will work out.

August 6, 2023

“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 have found that while I was worrying, it didn’t benefit me. While I was worrying, God was moving, and He worked it out—His way.

We all get tempted to worry, but you can choose to rest. You can choose to believe God will add to you what you need. You can decide to listen to the enemy, or you can lean in and hear the still, small voice of the Lord say, “Rest. I am going to work it out”.

Prayer: Father, thank you 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 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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Understanding the Lord Reigns

August 3, 2023

“The Lord reigns, let the earth rejoice; let the many coastlands be glad!” Psalms‬ ‭97:1‬ ‭ESV.

“The Lord reigns; he is robed in majesty; the Lord is robed; he has put on strength as his belt. 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.

As you look out on the landscape of your day and your life, the hand of God is reigning over it all. Strength is the belt of the Lord! Understand with joy that the Lord is mighty and that He reigns. When you see the Lord as He is, you’ll see that the devil may form a weapon, but it won’t prosper because the Lord reigns! When you understand that not just some but all power is in His hands, in the face of mighty waters you can rejoice because He’s mightier than them all! He has all dominion and authority, His word never fails and the earth is His footstool every second of your life.

He will always have the final say. Tell every situation of your life that the Lord reigns!

Prayer: Father, I glorify you and thank you for who you are. You are King and you reign! Help me to rest in knowing that you are sovereign over every situation. I submit to you being Lord in my life. 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, Proverbs 19:21Nehemiah 9:6

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He said only believe.

August 2, 2023

“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 in 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 on Him, 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 He will do what He said.

Prayer: Father, thank you for encouraging me today. It is trying my faith right now, but I will not stop believing and 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 8:49-51Matthew 17:20Mark 11:22

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Jump!

August 1, 2023

“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.

We all have to jump in life by faith sometime. You have done all you know to do. You have received the multitude of counsel you need. Like Abram, you have a direct word from God. You have prepared, and now He says it is time. If this is you, all that’s left to do is jump. Jesus is your Rock, and believe that as you jump He is too! This will be the greatest time in your life. Taste and see how good He is as you step out to obey Him.

“When will you jump? What are you waiting for? Are you waiting for the perfect conditions? You won’t get it. Rely upon Me. Trust in Me. At My voice, don’t hesitate on what I have spoken. I have given you the instruction. I have given you the command. I have given you the signal, and the green light is here. Jump! Go! Do My work. Your time and your season is now. Right now, it is time to receive”, says the Lord.

Study: Romans 1:17, Psalm 34:8, Proverbs 3:5-6

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When God gives you a second chance.

July 31, 2023

“But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus.” Ephesians 2:4-6, ESV

God is good and He is faithful. He is a God of many chances! Sometimes we run in the opposite direction, reach our lowest place ever, or face death’s door through sickness and disease. Then God—in His great love and mercy—gives us a second chance. The joy we have is indescribable. We then spend every waking moment doing what matters to Him.

If God has given you a second chance, go forward and fulfill His divine purpose for your life. If you don’t know your purpose, do what you already know to do. Go and tell everyone you meet what God has done for you.

What He’s done for you, He will do for others! God doesn’t stop death in its tracks for you to sit and do nothing. Make the second chance God has given you count for something!

Prayer: Father God, I praise You for the second chance you’ve given me. You have shown yourself to be faithful and I’m thankful for your love and grace. Help me to make the most of the second chance you’ve given me. Be my determination. Help me continue to move forward and glorify you. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Study: Galatians 5:1, Ephesians 2:10

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Let wisdom fall like rain in my life.

July 28, 2023

“If any of you is deficient in wisdom, let him ask of [a]the giving God [Who gives] to everyone liberally and ungrudgingly, without reproaching or faultfinding, and it will be given him” James 1:5, Amplified, Classic Edition.

One thing about rain, when it comes, it touches everything. There isn’t any place that it won’t get to when it falls. If it’s exposed, rain is going to reach it and flow into it.

Open up to God about where you are, and I pray that the wisdom of God falls like rain in your life. I pray it falls in your relationship with God, your family, your finances, your job, your time, and all your endeavors. God is giving you divine insight and wisdom in every place. Even with questions about your calling, His plans for you, and what you need that you find hard to articulate, as you expose it all to the Father, wisdom begins to flow supernaturally, and He gives you exactly what you need. I pray that no part of your lift goes untouched by a rain of the wisdom of God.

Prayer: Father, thank You for wisdom falling like rain. Let it fall fresh in every area of my life. Open my eyes to see and open my ears to hear divine wisdom as it comes. Right now, I expose to You where I need it. Show me what to do. Jesus, speak through Your word. Help me yield to You being Lord, and walk in wisdom. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: John 1:14 & 16, 1 Corinthians 1:30, Proverbs 3:5-6, Psalm 68:9

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Release the weight on your shoulders.

July 25, 2023

“Pile your troubles on God’s shoulders—he’ll carry your load, he’ll help you out….” Psalm 55:22, Message Bible

As a man, we can feel like the weight of the world is on our shoulders. But Jesus says to put it on His. You weren’t meant to carry it all. He is ultimately Savior. He is Provider. He is the Waymaker. He is the One that makes crooked places straight.Release it all to the Lord this morning. Everything that feels like a huge load on you. Let the rest of God come in and minister life to your soul. He will come through for you.

Prayer: Father, I give all the weight I feel to you. I thank you that you can carry my load. I release all my cares to you in prayer right now. As I come to you, I receive rest and peace in my soul. It’s going to be alright. I thank you that you will come through for me and those around me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: 1 Peter 5:7

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Back to a simple life.

July 22, 2023

“Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, and uphold me by Your generous Spirit” Psalms 51:12, NKJV.

In this life, it is important that you not allow anything to change the pureness of your heart and your faith, because the Christian walk is not complicated. It’s simply all about knowing Jesus and doing what He says. Don’t allow tradition or religion to complicate what being a disciple is. Love God. Love people. The same pure love and faith you had when you first got saved, don’t let anything or anyone take that away from you. Maybe when you first gave your life to the Lord, you were fearless. You weren’t full of concern about people and their opinions. You didn’t have anything to hide. You simply wanted to meet people’s needs. Let God restore the joy of your salvation and the simplicity of living for Him. You will experience your most fruitful and joyful life.

Prayer: Father, restore the joy of my salvation and the simplicity of living for you. My life is all about being an extension of Jesus Christ and lending a helping hand to someone in need today. I refuse to let the devil get me to complicate this walk with you. Help me not to be fearful or full of cares. Everything will be alright. I’m following Jesus. Be glorified in my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Luke 10:38-42; Luke 10:38-42; Mark 12:30-31; Romans 13:8

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A Message from the Lord for you!

July 21, 2023

“But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me was not in vain; but I labored more abundantly than they all, yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me” 1 Corinthians 15:10, NKJV.

“My grace is here. My grace is here and upon you to do what I have called you to do. Don’t wait to do what My grace is present for. It is here now to do it. It is My Spirit of grace that has risen upon you to help you perform a great task, one that you could not accomplish on your own. Yet, by My Spirit, by My great grace, you will do it and you will easily do it. I will make it sweatless and delightful to you. Take it and run with it. Yield to My grace and seize your time and season to perform the work that I have called you to do”, says the Lord.

Prayer: Father, I thank you for your Spirit and your great grace. Help me to recognize and discern this season. Help me to recognize and discern what you have specifically provided grace for. It is your indicator to me that is time to do it. Give me the courage to yield to your grace and do what you have called me to do. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Luke 4:18, Acts 4:33, 6:8; 2 Timothy 2:1

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Go get it.

July 14, 2023

“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 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. The year isn’t over yet. 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 40:311 Corinthians 9:24

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It’s not over. The best is yet to come.

July 9, 2023

“To console those who mourn in Zion, to give them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they may be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified” Isaiah 61:3, NKJV.

“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.” 1 Corinthians‬ ‭2‬:‭9‬ ‭NKJV‬.

It’s great to know that although you can count out man, you can never count out God in your life. No matter what the devil says in your ear about your end. He may tell you it’s too big of a mistake, and you’re done. It’s over for you, but you are never counted out with the Lord on your side. With God, it’s never over, and the best is yet to come. 

Sometimes, it doesn’t appear the Lord is at work, but He’s always steps ahead of your adversary. He will plant you in a place far better than you were. The Father knows how to take ashes and get the glory from it. He just wants you to trust Him right with everything you’ve got. He will be good to you. A way-making God says it’s not over. 

Sometimes, it doesn’t appear the Lord is at work, but He’s always steps ahead of your adversary. He will plant you in a place far better than you were. The Father knows how to take our ashes and get the glory from it. He just wants you to trust Him right with everything you’ve got. Take off all heaviness and put on a garment of praise. He will be good to you. A way-making God says it’s not over.

Prayer: Father, You are good and I will not count you out. I will not count myself out either. I declare it’s not over and the best is yet to come! Lift my head today. You are on my side. Steer me during this time and help me to keep serving you with my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: 1 Corinthians 2:7-10Romans 8:28Psalm 119:68

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Remember your receipt.

July 8, 2023

“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders obtained a good report” Hebrews 11:1-2, NKJV.

Faith is like going to the grocery store and buying everything your wife asks for on her shopping list. You return home with all of your grocery bags and your wife asks, “Did you get the eggs?” “Yes”, you respond. She then says, “I don’t see them.” Your next response is, “Yes I did. Here are the eggs right here on the receipt. See, I paid for them”. You then recall you just left them at the register, so you drive back, show them the receipt of your purchase, and take them back home.

This is the joy and power of your faith. You can go to God’s word, and believe on what He says. God’s word is the receipt of what has already been paid for through Jesus Christ. He paid for you to be free and whole in every way. He came so you can have life and have it more abundantly. Thank God for every covenant He made. Thank God that He is not a man that He should lie and that all His promises are yes and amen.

The next time the enemy comes against you, show him your receipt. You may be waiting, you may feel tired—remember your receipt and walk in the power of your faith today!

Prayer: Father, I thank you for every promise you have made. Jesus paid it all for me. I receive joy today because I know what belongs to me! Thank you for walking in and applying the power of my faith. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Hebrews 11:1-6, Numbers 23:19-20, Mark 11:23, 2 Corinthians 4:13

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A Prayer for You, My Brother

July 2, 2023

“Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints” Ephesians 6:18, NKJV.

Father, I pray for my brother, who is reading this right now. I pray that you minister to his heart and mind, letting him know you are in control. Everything is going to be alright. I ask that you establish order and peace in his life where there’s been confusion and chaos. As he humbles himself before you and submits to you, I pray you take your rightful place in his life. Help him experience resting in his rightful place, seated with Christ. Help him to put the enemy under his feet and walk in his spiritual authority in Christ. I pray that you supernaturally strengthen his heart.

You will do exceeding abundantly above all that he can ask or think. Help him believe on you today. You said they that know their God will be strong and do great exploits. Father, deepen his understanding of your word. Help him not to live out his faith in his mind alone but from a real relationship with you in his heart. I pray you lift every burden and make your will plain. If anything is preventing him from seeing your will for his life clearly, I pray you will remove it. If you allow him to face a trial, you are with him to get him through it, and you will be glorified. Breathe on him, Father, a fresh wind. Fill him with your Holy Spirit and with an expectation of you moving in his life in a great way. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Daniel 11:32, Ephesians 3:20-21, Matthew 6:33

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He is the same God.

July 1, 2023

“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 eternally rules and reigns. He’s been sitting down on the right hand of the Father since his victory on the cross over sin and death. He remains the same, yesterday, today, and forever more.

Know that your Savior won’t change on you. He rose with all power then, and He still has that same power in His hands. He forgave you then, and He’ll forgive you now. The same God is watching over you today the same way He always has. He is covering your life and will be faithful that promised. Be glad that God is good. Feelings will come and go, but what you have in Jesus will never 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 you keep your covenant with us. Allow the revelation that you remain the same impact my life, and bring an overflowing joy in my day. My day will be awesome. I will not be moved because Jesus remains the same. Hallelujah! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Psalm 23:6, Ephesians 2:5-7, Matthew 28:18, Hebrews 10:12-13

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No weapon formed against you will prosper!

June 27, 2023

“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

In these times, there are weapons we can’t see being formed against God’s people, 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 work against you, God’s word, His ways, and His plan will work for you instead. You will see God’s goodness and favor work for you. You will see that nothing will move God’s hand that is on your life. You will keep moving forward and being blessed instead.

Don’t be derailed from standing on your 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 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 Holy Spirit work for me. Help me to stand in faith, knowing Christ has given me a heritage of winning. Hallelujah! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

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He’s doing something new.

June 25, 2023

“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.

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 beyond an old way when He moves in a new way.

He brings shifts into our lives to help us arrive at those great destinations we dream of. It is a new time and a new season for you. You see it, and you know it. God is doing something new in and for you, and He isn’t doing the old things you are used to. Your journey is shifting. He is asking you to move with Him, even if it’s different, even if it’s uncomfortable. You may have to press into it, and the winds may blow from your past, but move into something new for your life.

Prayer: Father, thank you for the new thing you are doing in me. Help me to let go of the old and receive the new season. You are moving in a new way. Help me forget what’s behind me. Help me by faith to yield to you and move with you. I rejoice because you care for me, and you have great things in store for me. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Isaiah 42:9 & 43:18-19, John 10:27, Philippians 3:13-14

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This area is ugly, and I’m tired of it.

June 24, 2023

“For whom the Lord loves He corrects, just as a father the son in whom he delights” Proverbs‬ ‭3‬:‭12‬ ‭NKJV‬‬.

I’ve got some areas in my life that I have a good handle on. Yet, I also have an ugly area in my life, and I’m tired of it looking this way.

It can be your character, offense, how you treat people, money, or what you see in your heart. Is there an area in your life that you can look at it and say this is ugly? No matter what it is, you recognize a pattern of the same bad decisions and unnecessary consequences. God wants it to get better, but it won’t get any better until you decide to change. It won’t get any better until you say I’m tired of being this way, and obey God. You don’t need to go any farther. Be encouraged to get it right today.

Prayer: Father, thank you that you chastise those that you love. Thank you for the correction and tough love today. I’m tired of it. I will trust you and let you lead me into change. Give me wisdom and help me to stick to it. I receive your grace and your help to get it right. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Proverbs 3:12, Hebrews 12:6, Psalm 103:4

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He is faithful.

June 23, 2023

“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 toward 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. Your Heavenly Father supplies all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. In times of trouble, He will 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 used to be on fire for God, and you’re wondering if you can get that back. You have seen Him move when you needed Him in your life, and you’re wondering if He will do it again. My brother, Yes, God can, and yes, God will. Faithful is He that has called you, and He will do it because He’s faithful.

Prayer: Father, thank you for your faithfulness toward me! I rejoice over your promises toward us. Help me to set my mind and my heart on your faithfulness. Thank you for calling me and for making everything in my life better than I could ever imagine. You will get me there because you are faithful. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Study: Deuteronomy 7:91 Corinthians 1:9

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Stay connected.

June 22, 2023

“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 its mother. They desire to stay connected, just as in the womb, knowing where everything–their food and protection come from.

We may be grown men, but we must stay connected to Jesus and learn the discipline of abiding in Him. It extends beyond spending time with the Lord in the morning. This is where dwelling in Him begins. He is the True Vine, and we are the branches, and like a baby apart from that womb, apart from Christ, we can do nothing.

It is humbling to realize you can produce no good fruit on your own. You will find more and more these are not times to pursue to be strong on your own because your strength, your love, and patience will surely run out. It will only take you so far. Yet, when you live connected to Jesus when things happen, you won’t be shaken.

Pray and praise in the morning, yet continue to pray and give God thanks. Abide in His word in the morning, and continue thinking about His promises. Acknowledge the Lord in your decisions so He can lead you to walk in His will. These are small keys that will help you abide in Him.

Prayer: Thank you, Jesus, that you’re all I need. I ask for the grace to abide in you, and Your word dwells in me today. May abiding become how I live, and let your love overflow in me. Because I dwell in you, I will not be shaken and live a strong, fruitful life. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: John 15:1-10, Galatians 5:22-23, Proverbs 3:5-6

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Don’t change your treasure.

June 21, 2023

“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” Matthew 6:19-21, NKJV

I’ve had my mind on stocks lately and learning how to make solid, long-term investments. Yet, I am reminded of where the real treasure is. 

There’s no greater solid investment you can make than what you store up in heaven. There’s no greater return than an eternal one. Money can be taken from you. Material things will fade away and won’t make the eternal trip you will one day have to take.

Outward circumstances will tell you to change your treasure, change what your heart counts as great worth, and change what you live for. Yet, don’t change your treasure. A right treasure means a right heart. Being sitted with Christ is your treasure. Being rich in good works and advancing His kingdom is your treasure. To love God is your treasure, and be encouraged to keep storing them in heaven. One day, when your race is done, you’re going to see what you stored up, and you’re going to be so blessed eternally.

Prayer: Father, thank You for speaking to me. You know just what I need to keep the right perspective on this life. Things aren’t the true treasure. You are, and I’m sticking to valuing in life what You value. May all my focus and time reflect where my treasure is, where my heart is. Help me always to remember that what I do for you will last and will not fade. It’s being stored up in heaven as blessings eternally. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: 1 Corinthians 2:9Colossians 3:1-2Matthew 5:161 Peter 1:4

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The best father.

June 18, 2023

“He shall cry to me, ‘You are my Father, my God, and the Rock of my salvation” Psalm‬ ‭89‬:‭26‬ ‭ESV‬.

“The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice; he who fathers a wise son will be glad in him” Proverbs 23:24, ESV.

I don’t know about you, but for most of my life, my biological father wasn’t there. Yet, God was there. He has been my best Father, more than I could ever imagine. Remember how God has been a Father for you, and allow Him to help you be the greatest father you can be.

He has blessed you with the greatest honor and privilege to be a father–a valuable component of the family structure of God. You are the guide of the home, the leader, protector, and provider. You are built to handle storms and lead your family through them. A father loves and ministers to his wife and children in every way. You make sure your home is happy. Your children thrive at your wisdom and voice of encouragement when you tell them they can do it.

God has been the best Father to you. Be the best father for your family.

Prayer: Father, thank you for all you have done for me. Thank you for giving one Son for another, and you saved me. Thank you for keeping me and providing me with everything I need to be a great father to lead my family. I don’t take it lightly. Help me continue loving them like you and be the best father I can be. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Deuteronomy 6:6-9, Psalm 127:3-5, Romans 8:15

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You’re going higher.

June 17, 2023

“For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “The just shall live by faith” Romans‬ ‭1‬:‭17‬ ‭NKJV‬.

“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.

In our walk with the Lord, God reveals that it’s time for something new in you. You may have been doing things one way, but you realize you’re in a new season, and a new season requires new change. You may have been handling a particular area of your life the same way, but God wants you to press into something new. He wants you to go higher.

Take inventory of where you are and where God is taking you. Look at every area, and pray for God to take them higher. Then, yield to His leading and let the life adjustments take place. You will go higher in your relationship with God, finances, marriage, and family. Something glorious is ahead for your life. It’s time for a new level in your life.

Prayer: Father, I give You praise. I yield to the change to go higher. I refuse for my life to remain the same. Begin to show me what You have for me. Help me to walk in step with you, Holy Spirit as you do something new in my life and take me higher. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Jeremiah 33:3, John 21:6, Psalm 23:1

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The lifter of my head.

June 16, 2023

“But You, O Lord, are a shield for me, my glory and the One who lifts up my head” Psalm 3:3, NKJV.

First, he fled from Saul. Now, at the time David wrote this Psalm, he was fleeing from his own son. You can only imagine how devastated he felt. Yet, he knew his God, and surely, the Lord lifted his head.

Sometimes, we can feel down and out. Yet, God will lift us. While you may be looking down, He comes and picks you up and reminds you of who you are and who He is. Your shield. Your glory, your honor as a man. He is the lifter of your head!

Prayer: Father, I thank you. You are my Rock, my fortress, and my shield. You are the lifter of my head. You help me, protect me, and I don’t have to be afraid. Help me stand on your word today. You will make a way for me. I will praise You! I will lift you up as You lift me up and give you praise. You are my glory. You are the lifter of head! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Psalm 3, Isaiah 54:17

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Your Champion

June 14, 2023

“We don’t have a priest who is out of touch with our reality. He’s been through weakness and testing, experienced it all—all but the sin. So let’s walk right up to him and get what he is so ready to give. Take the mercy, accept the help” Hebrews 4:15-16, Message Bible.

We often think of just the actual death of Jesus, yet let’s consider what it took to redeem us. Jesus had to walk on this earth sinless to be the perfect sacrifice. He had to be blameless and walk in love, and He did it. The same fight you have each day, he fought them and won them all. He knows and cares about the sin you face daily. He knows and cares about your situation, even the complexity of it. No one else may know you, but He sincerely knows what it’s like as a man to be tempted or challenged in every imaginable way. He also knows how to overcome any challenge you face. If you are struggling, you can do it through Him. He can and will be your Champion.

Prayer: Thank you, Father, for a new day. Jesus, you are my Lord and King. You are my Champion. I come boldly to you to get the help I need. You were tempted at all points and did not sin. You overcame every challenge. Show me and help me do the same. I believe and receive that you can help me to champion over sin. Through You, I believe I can champion over any situation. You overcame! I can and will overcome anything in my life today. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Heberews 4:14-16, 2 Corinthians 2:141 John 5:4-5Romans 6:6-7 & 14

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You are a willing and obedient man.

June 12, 2023

“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. God desires us to have a heart that is both willing and obedient.

As the potter does with the clay, let God shape you from being unwilling to willing, from disobedient to 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 simply putting your trust in Him. We all have our story, but we must 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 great fruitfulness in your life that you long for and 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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The footprints of your life.

June 10, 2023

“Even to your old age, I am He, and even to gray hairs I will carry you! I have made, and I will bear; even I will carry, and will deliver you” Isaiah 46:4, NKJV.

I was reminded of the well-known poem Footprints. When things seemed hard to get through, when we didn’t understand why, when it felt like we were alone, He was always carrying us. He picked us up and brought us to a promised place.

Throughout your life, if you look back, you will notice the Father who carried you. How you’ve come this far, you don’t know how. You’ve seen miracle after miracle, showing how much God has been there and cares for you. You’ve seen the footprints of God in your life.

When the blessing comes, and it will, you will realize that the Lord was always there. When He performs a work in you that only He could accomplish, you will understand God brought purpose from it all. Let hope and joy rise in my heart today because you did it then, and you’re doing it now. He’s going to bless you, speak to you, guide you, and abundantly favor you. You will say He was here the entire time.

Prayer: Father, I give you praise. Thank you for being so involved all the days of my life. I didn’t get here on my own. You’ve been carrying me. Those footprints in my life are yours, and I’m so thankful. Help me never to forget that. Keep leading me, Holy Spirit. I receive hope and joy in my heart today because you did it then, and you’re doing it now. You will bless me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Genesis 50:20, Isaiah 41:10, Revelation 12:11, 1 Peter 5:7, Psalm 34:18

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Keep your fragments.

June 9, 2023

“So when they were filled, He said toHis disciples, “Gather up the fragments that remain, so that nothing is lost.” Therefore they gathered them up, and filled twelve baskets with the fragments of the five barley loaves which were left over by those who had eaten” John‬ ‭6‬:‭12‬-‭13‬ ‭NKJV‬.

Always keep your fragments. It will remind you that God moved for you before. It reminds you what God can do. You were hungry, and He did a miracle and fed you before. He is able to do it again.

You may need a miracle. You may need a way made for you. You are without right now. You need a meal right now, and you don’t know where it will come from. Do you have a fragment somewhere to remind you of what the Father did before? Jesus said to make sure nothing is lost and wasted, and keeping those fragments in reach in difficult times is meant to be a great source of joy for you. There is something in your life that you can remember that says the Father fed me before. He will provide for me again. He will bring me to make it through again.

Prayer: Father, thank you for the fragments in my life of what you have done for me. May I locate and keep my fragment of when you moved in a great way and blessed me. In trying moments, help me to remember what you did for me. I receive joy, patience, and a great resolve today. If you did it before, you will do it again. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Mark 6:34-43, Psalm 27:13

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A Message of the Lord for you!

June 4, 2023

“I would have despaired had I not believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord In the land of the living. Wait for and confidently expect the Lord; Be strong and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for and confidently expect the Lord” Psalms‬ ‭27‬:‭13‬-‭14‬, Amplified.

Yes, you may wait on Me, but yes, when I’m done, you will be free. Expect of Me. Count it all joy when you fall into different temptations, knowing that the trying of your faith works patience, and when patience is complete, I will have done a perfect work in you. The work that I do is eternal. It is glorious. It is wonderful. It is sensible. You will see My goodness. Be of good courage and wait on Me, expect with joy from Me”, says the Lord.

Study: Psalm 37:9 & 34, Isaiah 40:31, James 1:2-4

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I’ve been there.

June 3, 2023

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

My brother, I’ve been there. I’ve been on food stamps. I’ve been where my faith has felt like it had 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 at the bottom. I’ve been confused about being able to do what God called me to do. I’ve been there when you have kids but not enough money to care for them as you would like. I’ve doubted that I lead my family and be a good man. I’ve been there when I felt like I couldn’t hear God’s voice at all.

I’ve been there, yet I can say I’m not there anymore. God did what seemed impossible for me, and He will do it for you. Jesus did something in me that I thought couldn’t be restored, and He will do it for you. He won’t leave you there. He is right there with you. You may feel like how He can 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 would 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 to come to pass in my life. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen!

Study: Psalm 37:2566:16Luke 8:39Romans 8:30

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Confident in this–He’s not done with you.

June 2, 2023

“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.

Confidence will keep you in the ring when you know you’ve already won. You can be confident that God isn’t done with you. You’re not an old car with too many issues, too much to fix, and God says I’m leaving you just like you are. You are beyond what I am willing to do.

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 mistake, don’t let go of your confidence in Him. Keep coming to God. Hold your head up in faith and 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. Hallelujah! I praise You now. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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

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Careless in the Care of God.

June 1, 2023

“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.

God’s heart is that we learn to live 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, daughter of God. There is so much you could worry about, but 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 declare I live without a care in the world! I am careless in your care, trusting by faith in 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!

(Read Matthew 6:25-34; Matthew 14:14; Romans 1:17; 1 Peter 5:7)

Pastor Bernard Trippett

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A Message from the Lord for you!

May 30, 2023

“You are my hiding place; You shall preserve me from trouble; You shall surround me with songs of deliverance. Selah” Psalms‬ ‭32:7‬, NKJV‬‬.

“I will help you stay the course. I will help you not veer to the left or to the right. As you keep your eyes on Me and as you keep yourself hidden in Me, I am helping you make progress. True progress. That’s what you seek, and that’s what I will give. I provide a change in the heart and in the mind. I provide transformation of life, and I make an exchange with you that cannot be undone. I take your burden, and I give you My joy. I take your captivity, and I give you My freedom. In Me, you live, move, and have your being. Stay in Me. If you abide in Me and my words abide in you, son, you can ask whatever you will, and it will be done for you. Let Me do in you what I’ve been desiring to do. Draw close and hide in Me, and you will be safe from all harm. No enemy can remove you from your secret place in Me. No enemy can pluck you from my hand or separate you from My love. No enemy can change or alter my course for your life. It is set. My plans for you are set. My sons are being revealed, and it is a great unveiling that is taking place. There’s so much more for you to taste and see. Stay in Me”, says the Spirit of the Lord.

Study: Acs 17:28, Psalm 32:7-8Jeremiah 29:11John 10:28 & 15:7

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Your steps are ordered.

May 28, 2023

“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 used 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 for 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, and do not be discouraged from being a good man. He is ordering your steps, and He is going to show out in your life.

Prayer: Father, thank you for your mighty word. Everything’s going to work out. Help me to continue with faith, being a good man that does good things. I will see the 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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You are shielded in these times.

May 27, 2023

“I will say of the Lord, ‘He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust” Psalm 91:2, 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 continually falling. Looking at myself, I noticed I was on my knees, and a circle of protection surrounded me. Nothing was harming me. The Lord spoke to me and said there would 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 stay on your knees. As you stay on your knees, He will cover you, surround you, and perfect everything that concerns you. He will speak to you in prayer and lead you. He will show where your increase is. The Holy Spirit will show you things to come. He will bring favor to you and be a shield as you take the offense regarding advancing His kingdom. He will show you He’s all you need to thrive.

Prayer: Father, I praise You and bless Your mighty name. Help me to stay on my knees, praying and seeking You. I’m on my knees in my heart, and I submit to Your will. As I do, I thank You that with favor, You will cover me as a shield. You will light my path and show me how to thrive in these times and 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

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Sow good seed.

May 26, 2023

“…It is more blessed to give than to receive.” Acts 20:35, NKJV.

“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven” Matthew 5:16, NKJV.

Today, I pray you say no to fear of sharing Jesus. I pray you help someone and buy their groceries. I pray you enjoy your family. Give an ear to someone that needs you to listen. I pray you yield to the Holy Spirit’s leading today. Make your wife laugh today. I pray you celebrate someone else’s promotion.

Sow and buy that extra coffee for your co-worker. I pray you obey God when He says fast. Encourage someone. Give that homeless person some money from your car window. I pray you love and do good to your enemies. I pray you show mercy to those that don’t deserve it. Call a friend you haven’t heard from in a while and check on them. Live mightily for God. I pray you let your light shine and glorify the Father. I pray you sow God’s word in your heart, declaring He is enough.

Everything begins with a seed. I pray you sow good seed today and reap abundantly!

Prayer: Father God, I thank you for blessing me to be a blessing to someone today. I am available to be used by you in whatever way You desire to make someone’s day. Let my good works cause people to see your light and glorify you. Because I sow, I will reap abundantly! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

-But this I say: He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. (2 Corinthians‬ ‭9‬:‭6‬)

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

May 24, 2023

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

“Let the peace of Christ [the inner calm of one who walks daily with Him] be the controlling factor in your hearts [deciding and settling questions that arise]. To this peace indeed you were called as members in one body [of believers]. And be thankful [to God always]” Colossians‬ ‭3‬:‭15‬, Amplified.

Wisdom is the principal thing. 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. You don’t want to approach doing anything without it.

When navigating through a challenge, starting something, deciding who to marry, or making a financial decision, get wisdom. There is safety in the multitude of counsel, so ask other godly men if they have any advice and even share 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 your situation. Most of all, Jesus has been made unto you wisdom. He will speak and guide you. He is your wisdom because He is the word of God (see John 1:14). It is good to find the wisdom Jesus gives through the word, then follow His leading. Follow His peace.

Refuse to be rushed or pressured. You want peace. In these times, it is crucial for a man to be wise, pray, and understand God’s will for you. Therefore, if you don’t know, don’t go. Stop and get wisdom.

Prayer: Father, I needed this. I have so many decisions before me. Give me wisdom. Help me to find the wisdom I need, even through the counsel of others. As I get all the practical information I can and 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. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Proverbs 3:1911:14 & 8:35James 1:5Ephesians 5:14-17Philippians 3:15

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You will see His goodness in your life.

May 21, 2023

“I would have lost heart, unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living” Psalm 27:13, NKJV.

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.

Your past isn’t all the goodness you are ordained to see, but He will be good to you in your days ahead and even today. 

You may not know how or when, but He will be good to you. Since God is good, He can only be good. When He chastises us as a father does a son, the Lord’s goodness, grace, and mercy will show up and be beyond what you can understand. You may feel it’s beyond what you’re worthy of, but that’s His everlasting love that He has for you.

If you settle yourself in Him, you will hear the Lord say I am good, even now, and He is bringing what He said to pass. Things may appear to be going differently than you would like, or you need a great change within. You may be praying for direction, an open door, or a job opportunity. You can count on and expect something good from God. His plans are your portion. He knows what you need before you even ask. Surely the Lord is going to show up with goodness in His hands.

Prayer: Father, I thank You! You still have great things planned for me. You have been good, and I believe I will see Your goodness in my life. Lead me, Holy Spirit. Let my faith stand on this mighty truth. You will come through for me. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Psalm 23, 106

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Don’t worry, there’s always a way.

May 20, 2023

“No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it” 1 Corinthians 10:13, NKJV

You may be facing some challenges as you continue to press forward, but be encouraged. God is available, and there is always a way. He will never allow anything to happen more than you can bear. As real and strong as the temptation is, as tired as you may feel in your fight, the way out is just as real, and God is stronger. As present as your situation is, God is even more present.

As you draw near to a faithful God in prayer and ask Him questions, there is always a way of escape He will reveal to you, and nothing is too overpowering to keep you from it. There is wisdom that He will provide, and it is the best course of action, even if it appears to your natural eyes and mind that it will not work. Humble yourself and follow His instructions. When you find wisdom, you will find life and obtain favor from God (See Proverbs 8:35). When the temptation comes to give up, when dilemmas happen, and it seems like every door is closed, seek God to find the wisdom He freely gives for the way of escape. With God, there is always light. There is always victory. There is always a way!

Prayer: Father, you are faithful, and I thank you that there is always a way. You will never allow me to experience more than I can bear. Therefore, I am an overcomer! I can resist this temptation to give up right now. I can get through this circumstance right now. I can bear what’s happening in my life right now. I submit to you. I ask for the exact wisdom I need to find the way out you have already made. In Jesus’ name, Amen. 

Study: James 1:54:6-8

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Life is too short to hold on to stuff.

May 16, 2023

“Keep out of debt and owe no man anything, except to love one another; for he who loves his neighbor [who practices loving others] has fulfilled the Law [relating to one’s fellowmen, meeting all its requirements]” Romans 13:8, Amplified, Classic.

“…For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away” James 4:14, NKJV.

I went to my Aunt’s homegoing and was reminded how short life can be. Even when we live long, it’s still a brief moment. With all the things we experience that are hurtful to each other on our journey, I’m reminded how life is too short to hold on to stuff. It’s best to let it go.

While you’re on this earth, pursue to do three things each day: Love everybody. Forgive everybody. Help somebody. Doing these three simple things will make the Lord smile and please Him with your life. You’ll live a free and happy life. You’ll change someone’s life. Your life would have had meaning when you’re gone.

Prayer: Father, thank You for this great reminder, especially in these times. Help me not hold on to stuff. Life is like a vapor. Help me to let it go. Help me, Jesus, to love everybody, forgive everybody and help somebody today. May I walk out my life purpose and leave a mark when I’m gone. This will make You happy, Father, and You’ll bless me to live a free and happy life. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Ecclesiastes 12:13-14Matthew 6:14-15Romans 5:6Ephesians 4:32

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Favor Surrounds You

May 7, 2023

“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. 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. 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 that will prevail in your life.

Prayer: Father, thank you! I shout for joy over how much you favor me. Help me to understand who I am in you and the favor I’ve received. I say out loud that I am a blessed, forgiven, and loved. No matter the situation, your favor surrounds me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Genesis 39:21, Proverbs 8:35 & 12:2, Psalm 35:27

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You Lack Nothing

May 2, 2023

“Adonai is my shepherd; I lack nothing” Psalm 23:1, Complete Jewish Bible.

It is great to know that because the Lord is your Shepherd, you will not lack. Yet, the meaning of this scripture is present tense, which is saying you lack nothing already. Right where you are with the Lord as your Shepherd, you have what you need because you have Who you need. 

All is well in Him. 

So even if you don’t have the money, you don’t lack the wisdom to receive what you don’t have in your hand. You don’t lack the God Who prospers His people. The One Who Provides is your Shepherd. He will take care of you. He is your abundant supply, and you lack nothing, even in the midst of challenges. If you need peace while you wait, Jesus will give you hope and peace as You trust in His faithfulness. You can sit at the feet of the Shepherd and know He has already given you victory.

This is the place of pasture that the Lord wants us to live in. Let this be your posture of faith as a victorious believer. 

Prayer: Father, thank you. Because you, Jesus, are my Shepherd, right now, I lack nothing. You have me in Your hands. I am blessed and favored. Let the revelation of your word strengthen my faith in a new way. No matter how it appears, all is well, and I can cast all cares on you. You are my Shepherd, and I will never lack. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Psalm 23, Matthew 11:28-30

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Sow into the Spirit.

April 30, 2023

“For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life. And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.” Galatians 6:8-9, NKJV.

While in prayer, God said to sow into the Spirit. He kept saying over and over again sow into the Spirit. I then asked what does that mean?

To reap the life that comes from the Spirit, what the Holy Spirit has, Who the Holy Spirit is, what He offers, what He reveals, how He empowers, we have to sow into the Spirit. If you give Him your cup, He will fill it. If you sit before God’s word with scriptures specific to your need, He will speak to you and show you mighty things that concern you. If you sow into prayer acknowledging Him and ask what does God think about it, you’ll reap direction and how to get from where you are into His perfect will. If you sow into your spiritual growth, you will reap walking in your purpose. 

Pursue not to approach a natural challenge naturally. Refuse to live without accessing your divine Help. Approach it spiritually and sow into the Spirit. As you humble yourself to listen and let go of your way, you’ll hear and receive His. 

Prayer: Father, I praise you! To get something out of my walk with you, I have to sow into my walk with You. With everything before me, let me not walk naturally but spiritually-minded. I let go of my way and I receive eyes to see what you want me to do. Help me not to get weary, but sow into the Spirit, and I will abundantly reap everything I need changed in my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: John 14:16-17, Romans 8:6, 1 Corinthians 3:1-4

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When your brook dries up.

April 29, 2023

“And the ravens brought him bread and flesh in the morning, and bread and flesh in the evening; and he drank of the brook. And it came to pass after a while, that the brook dried up, because there had been no rain in the land” 1 Kings 17:6-7, NKJV.

The brook symbolizes a place of God’s supernatural provision, favor, and blessings. The brook is great when favor is pouring, and blessings are overflowing there…until it drys up.

Some of us may be experiencing a dried-up brook. It is a hard truth when you realize your hardship isn’t due to an attack of the devil but because you’ve been somewhere too long. The Lord tells you He has something else for you, but we remained at the brook.

You could have stayed at a job, a business, be at a ministry, lived in a city, or been involved in something that has dried up. You ask why isn’t it like it used to be. God’s grace to be there isn’t there any longer. Something has changed. You don’t understand, but something new is on your heart.

The more you remain there, the less of God you will experience. It’s time to move forward into God’s plan for your life. When He shifts, have the trust and courage to move with Him.

Prayer: Father, I praise you. I seek your face and ask has my brook dried up where I am? Is it time to go on to what you have next for me? Help me, Holy Spirit, to see this season in my life the way you see it and show me what to do. I thank you for faith and courage to obey you, no matter where my next brook is. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: 1 Kings 17:1-15, Ephesians 5:17

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The safest place is in His will.

April 23, 2023

“You are my hiding place; You shall preserve me from trouble;
You shall surround me with songs of deliverance. Selah” Psalms 32:7, NKJV.

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

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 blessed and victorious.

Desire the will of God and pursue it. The goodness of God is real and is abundantly experienced in His will. Yes, weapons will be formed, but they will not prosper. You will prosper instead. Others may want you to do one thing, and pressure may come saying do another. Yet, no matter what voices are pulling after you, trying to tell you what to do, the only voice that matters is the Lord’s. All that matters is what the Father says He wants you to do. 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. Blessings and victory are in Your will. No matter what I see or hear, help me to only follow your voice. Help to even not lean on my own understanding and go my own way. I ask for wisdom and direction from you, Holy Spirit. I declare you will be glorified because I’m in your perfect will for my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Genesis 12:1-2, Psalm 5:12, Proverbs 3:5-6, 16:3 & 18:10, John 16:13

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Rain or shine, keep seeking Him.

April 22, 2023

“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 problem will tell you to think on it. Put all of your energy and time into 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. Put your thoughts on Me. Meditate on who I am and that I have every answer 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! You may have been patiently waiting on a breakthrough financially or healing, but seek the Lord! Don’t let the situation slow you down or keep you from church and leading your home.

Confession: According to Jeremiah 32:17, there’s nothing my Father can’t do. Everything is going to be alright. I will not dwell on the problem but on God’s word. When thoughts about my circumstance come, I will stop myself and keep my mind on Jesus. I’m going to keep seeking the Lord. I praise Him now! I receive great peace and freedom today because my mind is stayed on Him. Hallelujah!

“You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.” – Isaiah‬ ‭26‬:‭3‬ ‭NKJV‬‬.

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Feed on His faithfulness!

April 20, 2023

Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness” Psalms‬ ‭37:3‬ ‭NKJV‬‬.

“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 despite what we see, God’s faithfulness is being displayed like never before. He is faithful to His promises and keeps His covenant with us.

Feed on His faithfulness today. You will never need Him, and He not somehow be there. He is a very present help in your time of need. You will never need provision and He not provide, even beyond what you’ve asked for. You will never be in trouble and He not make a way. Even when you haven’t been faithful, He will always be faithful. You could have lost something, but He is faithful to restore you.

Maybe you used to be strong in God, and you’re wondering if can you get your fire back. You have seen what God can do in your life and wonder if He will move again. Yes, God can, and yes, God will. He that has called you is faithful, and He will also do it! Keep doing good, trusting in the character of your Father. He will show Himself to do what He said He would do!

Prayer: Father, I praise you. I rejoice over your promises, and I choose to feed on your faithfulness today. I set my heart and mind to trust you. Thank you for not giving up on me. Thank you for your plans and for making everything in my life better than I could ever imagine. You are faithful and you will do it. Hallelujah! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Study: Deuteronomy 7:9, 1 Corinthians 1:9, Philippians 4:19

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The key to your peace and good success.

April 19, 2023

“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 anyone that doesn’t genuinely want success and peace in their life. The Lord told Joshua to keep His word in his mouth–say what He says–and meditate on it 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. It provides wisdom and shows you how to get where you desire in every area of life. 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 a Rewarder for them that diligently seek Him. He’s loving and holy, and there is no spot in Him. If He has said anything to you in His word, it will not fail based on His character alone. So turn and think on His word. Hide it in your heart. Let the Bible be your structure, your go-to manual, your problem-solver, and your key to having a blessed life. It will, without fail, reward you with peace and good success.

Confession: Father, I will esteem word. It is life and health for me. It is a strength for me. It is the resolution for any issue or conflict I face. It is the key to every reward and blessing in my life. I hide Your word in my heart, and it reflects in my life. No matter what I face, I will say what you say. With your help, I can do what you say to do. I thank you for peace and good success! Hallelujah!

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

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Talk Victory!

April 18, 2023

“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 follows you and your victory cannot be stopped.

Prayer: Father, I give you praise. 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 shall supply all my needs. He is overwhelmingly good and He is able. Thank you Lord I have victory in whatever comes my way. Thank you for the awesome plans you have for my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Psalm 44:8, 1 Corinthians 15:57, 1 John 5:4, Isaiah 53:5, Proverbs 18:21

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Learning to prepare for your next season.

April 17, 2023

“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.” But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit.…” I Corinthians‬ ‭2‬:‭9‬-‭10‬ ‭NKJV‬‬.

“The lazy man will not plow because of winter; he will beg during harvest and have nothing” Proverbs 20:4, NKJV.

Farmers plant in the Spring, so they can reap in the Fall. Learn to prepare in one season for another. Learn to prepare with foresight in one season for the next. Sow in your time of planting so that you can reap in your time of harvest. Whether naturally with your financial state or spiritually regarding a work you are called to, the Holy Spirit is showing you something. He’s already speaking to you about His will and what’s coming for you. The Father wants His will done in your life even more than you do. Trust what the Holy Spirit is showing you is to come and diligently prepare for it. 

Prayer: Father, I thank you for your word. It will never fail because you never fail. Teach me to be a wise and diligent man, preparing in one season for the next. Make it clear to me, Holy Spirit, what is to come, and help me prepare for it. I declare I’ll be ready when the blessing comes. I’ll be prepared and reap my harvest. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Proverbs 6:6-8 & 24:27Luke 14:28John 16:132 Timothy 2:15

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It’s working for your good.

April 16, 2023

“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, NKJV.

It may not appear like it, but everything you have been through will come together for a bigger and more glorious picture. From every single experience, every mistake, every trial, every hurdle, and 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 consumed 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 because God causes things always to work out, and all things are working for your good!

Prayer: Father, you are good, and I am thankful that all things work together for my good! No matter how it feels, it’s working for me. I will decide to give thanks and praise to you today! I will not live in worry, regret, or the past. 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, it’s work for me. Hallelujah! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Romans 8:28-30

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He’s given you hind’s feet. You can walk in high places.

April 15, 2023

“He maketh my feet like hinds’ feet, and setteth me upon my high places” Psalm 18:33, KJV.

A hind or female red deer have feet that allow them to easily climb rough, mountainous areas. They can tread on rocky terrain, scale mountains gracefully, leap even 12-15 ft. high, and reach the top of high places. You may be facing a challenge now, but hear the Lord:

Do not fear. I will make your feet like hinds’ feet and set you in high places.

The Lord is giving you hind’s feet to reach the high places He’s called you to. The Lord is your Rock, and salvation. You will not fear. You can go as high as you need to go in your life. No matter the rough terrain you experience, the Lord is empowering you to leap over it. You can walk on top of them, using them as the footing for your next ascent. One after another, as you walk by faith, the Lord is using them to catapult you. Your destiny is high places.

Prayer: Father, I praise You today. What a joyful truth to know that You make my feet like hinds’ feet. I thank You for the hinds’ feet, strength, and confidence that I can overcome all obstacles. I ask for Your grace, and I receive it to leap with ease and to tread all rough terrain. Through Christ, I’m reaching my high places. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Psalm 27:12 Samuel 22:34Habakkuk 3:19Romans 8:28

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You are a man of courage.

April 14, 2023

“Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand” Isaiah 41:10, NLT.

As strong as men appear on the outside, some of us are afraid on the inside. We’ve been fighting fear for different reasons. Some of us have been told we can’t do anything, won’t be anything, and have been deeply discouraged. Some of us failed before, and now we don’t dream anymore.

God wants you to let Him in. Let Him into those deep, masked areas so He can minister to you. He wants to tell you that you can do it, and plant His truth in you. Some decisions are going to require you to be strong and of good courage. Some decisions you make will have to follow God while you face fear, but that’s what courage is. He is with you. He will strengthen you and help you. He is going to hold you up with His victorious right hand! He will heal your hurt and establish who you are–a man of courage.

Let God bring permanent change to the man behind the muscles. He wants to give you real strength, real courage, and real freedom.

Prayer: Father, I praise you. As strong as I appear, I admit that am hurt inside. I am afraid inside, but I say no more. I surrender and let you in. I believe You are with me, and I receive your word over my life. I can make the decisions needed to walk in your will for my life. I thank you for making me a man of courage! Glory to God! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Joshua 1, Philippians 4:13

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He is the great I AM!

April 13, 2023

“And God said unto Moses, I Am That I Am: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I Am hath sent me unto you…this is my name for ever, and this is my memorial unto all generations” Exodus 3:14-15, KJV.

He is mighty. He is strong. He is your shield. He is Who you can put all of your trust and confidence. He is your invincible Army. He is your strength, peace, and joy. He is whatever You need Him to be. He is the great I AM, and there is none like Him!

When you abide, dwell in, and rest back in the truth of how matchless the Father is, your circumstance becomes swallowed up in the knowledge of Him. Situations become as dust in size compared to God. When He shows up, even stress, unbelief, fear, and limitations say He is God, and bow down! He reigns. He is all-sufficient, multi-faceted in how He can provide, unstoppable, and perfect, and He is the all-wise God. Let nothing keep you away from going to the Father for whatever you need.

Make Him big in your life today, and rejoice in Who He is. The great I AM. There is nothing He can’t be and won’t do for you!

Prayer: Father, You are the great I AM, which makes me glad. At every moment, You are all that I need You to be. Fill my mind and heart with Your truth today. Help me to rejoice and rest. Rest back in Who You are. You are my awesome God, and there’s nothing You can’t do. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Exodus 14:7-15

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Rise!

April 12, 2023

“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 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 not to 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. Surely, I have restoration ahead. I will never quit on the you Lord because He never quit on me. I will praise you! I will rise.

Study: 1 John 1:9, Psalm 23, Romans 8:1-2

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He Got Up!

April 9, 2023

“He is not here; for He is risen, as He said…” Matthew 28:6, NKJV.

“And if Christ is not risen, then our preaching is empty and your faith is also empty…For since by man came death, by Man also came the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive” 1 Cor. 15:14 & 21-22, NKJV.

If you go to Jesus’ tomb in Golgotha, you will find he’s not there. If you looked for his bones, you wouldn’t be able to find them either. The reason is God’s word is true. It’s because he’s not there. Jesus got up.

The Gospel hinges not only on the death and burial of Jesus Christ but also on the truth that He got up. Without him rising from the dead, the doctrine of Jesus is nullified, hopeless, and without power. Yet, he rose from the grave by the power of almighty God and is alive, even right now, as you read this devotional. 

Your faith and joy can stand in a mighty Savior in the midst of whatever you’re facing. Having Jesus means there is always a rising for you. It may look dark as the grave, but your light will always come. If He conquered the devil, death, and the grave, he can surely handle what you’re going through. Through him, you will trample over the enemy. If he saved and freed you then, he will surely save and free you now. He’s not dead, and He lives in you. 

You will live and not die to declare the works of the Lord! God gave life again to one son. He will give life again to you, His son, also. Jesus got up then, and you can get up now.

Prayer: Father, I praise you for the great salvation through Jesus Christ, your Son. He has risen. Jesus, you got up! That means Father will always cause me to get up too. I thank you for joy and abundant life in Christ. I pray that many eyes are opened to receive the revelation of Jesus and make him their Lord and Savior today. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Romans 6:23 & 10:9-10John 10:101 Corinthians 15:1-21Psalm 118:17

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Your Mighty Refuge

April 8, 2023

“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 them under the mighty covering of God. When so much is happening around you, it’s in Him that you can run to and put your trust. In Him, you have a fortress, a defense, 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, 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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Live your original life!

April 6, 2023

“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 by faith. 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 1:5Ephesians 2:10James 1:17

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A year of great manifestation and great blessing!

April 3, 2023

“Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us” Ephesians 3:20, NKJV.

We are a quarter into the year and the Lord wants to remind you of what He said this year will be for you!Each year the Lord gives me a word for the year that blesses our family. Without fail, that word has come to pass. Last year was a year of new things and permanent change. We want to share this word for the year with you, praying it will bless you and your family as well. This year will be a year of great manifestation and great blessing!

“This year, I will greatly bless you. You will not see it coming. You will be in awe at how I bless you, one after another, and how I manifest Myself in great ways, one after another. It is not hard for me to bless you, and it will not be hard for you to be a blessing. My love shed abroad in your heart will pour out this year. This year I will put in your heart the desire to be a great blessing, and you become someone’s blessing they were waiting for. This year you will be the greatest blessing you have ever been in your life. As you see the return of My Son drawing closer, you will recognize it is time to save and deliver. It is time to be serious about being a blessing. You walking in your calling will be your blessing. You walking in your purpose will be how you bless others. What you’ve been waiting for will be received this year. Who you’ve desired to be will manifest this year. I will withhold no good thing from you as you walk with integrity and as you seek me with all your heart. Your fullness has come. What I have spoken will manifest in your life”, says the Lord.

Study: Ezekiel 28:25, John 14:21, Psalm 84:11

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

April 1, 2023

“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 wrong turns while driving, we can make wrong turns in life. We can feel like we’re off course in God’s will for our lives 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 I get to where God wants me 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 of you, and did you do it? Did you lean on your own understanding and make a decision that the Father didn’t ask you to make? That’s where the turn back towards the plan of God begins. That’s when things will become well for you again. That’s where all the confusion will cease, and peace will fill your life.

You are never too deep or too far away to get back on God’s path for your life. He will restore you. And don’t worry my brother, He will work it all divinely for your good.

Prayer: Father, thank you for never leaving me where I am. You are ready to help me get my life back on track. I want your perfect will for my life. I declare I will obey and eat the good of the land again! 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.

Study: Ephesians 5:17, Proverbs 3:5-6, Genesis 16:6-13, Jeremiah 6:16, Revelation 2:5

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Don’t wait on the perfect conditions.

March 31, 2023

“He who watches the wind [waiting for all conditions to be perfect] will not sow [seed], and he who looks at the clouds will not reap [a harvest]” Ecclesiastes 11:4, Amplified.

We can be waiting on the perfect conditions to do what God says, but the truth is, those perfect conditions may not ever come. If you are waiting for everything to be perfect before you obey what you’ve heard God tell you to do, you can think yourself out of it and spend years on the sidelines of your life.

In imperfect conditions, Jesus came to the earth, redeemed man, and brought new life. In imperfect weather, Peter briefly walked on water (Matthew 14:28). Everything won’t always be as you would like them to be. You may have to start in a hotel instead of a building. You may have to begin on your trusty laptop. You and your wife may have to just get up and drive somewhere instead of waiting on the finances for an expensive trip, so you can get the quality time your marriage needs.

There may be winds all around, but the Lord says don’t observe them in these times. On the other side of your obedience, on the other side of your faith, is great reward. The winds are trying to keep you from sowing. The will of God is the perfect condition, and that’s all you need.

Prayer: Father, I give you glory and praise. Thank you for speaking to me. Help me not observe the winds, waiting on perfect conditions to do what You say. Help me, Holy Spirit, to hear and obey. Move when You say move. As I sow, I declare I will reap a tremendous harvest. No more holding up my life and my dreams. Your will is the only perfect condition I need. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Genesis 12:1-2, Romans 1:17, Psalm 34:8, Proverbs 3:5-6

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He made today good for you!

March 30, 2023

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

When God made the earth, He said it was good. When He made the moon, sun, and stars, He said they were good. When He made the waters, He said it was good. When He made man, He said it was very good. From the beginning, everything that the Lord made was good.

Now, He has made your day. This day. It will be good too. So rejoice and be glad in it. Expect favor. Expect blessings. Expect victory. Expect provision and a way made. Don’t be surprised if even something unexpected you’ve been waiting for arrives.

He made today good for you!

Prayer: Father, I decide to rejoice, and I’m glad that You’ve made my day. Therefore, I will rejoice and be glad in it. Help me to let go of yesterday, and set myself to trust there is good you created for me in this day. I will expect Your blessing and favor. I expect ways being made and your promises to be fulfilled in my life today. That’s the God I serve. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Genesis 1:9-10 & 31, Psalm 34

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I receive abundant life.

March 29, 2023

“The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance [to the full, till it overflows]” John 10:10, Amplified.

I receive abundant life. I have joy, and I have peace. I have the wisdom of God available to me. The Holy Spirit speaks to me and increases me in the knowledge of the Father, and gives voice to God’s will. God has an abundant plan for me. I have been given all things that pertain to life and godliness. God is with me and makes ways in abundance. He takes care of me and gives me the strength to lead my family. I have an abundance of His love in me, and it never fails. I carry it everywhere I go.

The Lord has given me an overflow of mercy and grace. I can live free of care, and I can be myself. I don’t follow the thief. I follow the Shepherd Jesus Christ, and He leads me beside still waters. He lives in me, and I have all I need to overcome in all situations. My abundant life doesn’t depend on what I have but Who I have. I lean on the abundance of my good Father today. The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof, and He’s abundantly on my side. I can’t ask for more because God has been and is overwhelmingly good to me. His dreams are coming to pass for my life, and many doors are opening. He’s blowing my mind at how awesome He is, and I’m enjoying life to the fill till it overflows. I have received abundant life!

Study: John 10:7-10, Psalm 126, Romans 8:31-321 John 4:4

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When you haven’t done everything right, He still loves you.

March 27, 2023

“The Lord has appeared of old to me, saying: ‘Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you’ ” Jeremiah 31:3, NKJV.

When you haven’t done everything right, it’s great to know the Father still loves you. He still calls you to spend time before Him. When our minds have been elsewhere, He puts a song on our hearts to help us keep going. When he speaks and encourages you, when those moments you feel the least deserving, the Lord blesses you.

Even as men, we need to know that Someone loves us. God loves us with an everlasting love. From one point to another, it can’t be measured, and no matter what you do, God’s love outlasts it. It extends to no end.

With His lovingkindness, He draws us into a place of repentance, surrender, and change. With His lovingkindness, He draws us, and we come in contact with a Father that is for us, upholding us, keeping us strong, even when we don’t know it. You came through it because of His grace. Even if you’re running from what He is asking of you, He still loves you.

The truth is it’s never been about you doing everything right, and it never will be. God isn’t interested in your perfect deeds but in a perfect heart toward Him. He’s good to us, and it is what causes us to change. His love makes us want to love Him more and do right.

Prayer: Father God, I thank you for the everlasting love you show me daily. Even though I don’t deserve it, you pour it out without fail. Thank you, Lord. I will keep pressing toward you. I receive your love and mercy today, and I pray that you will use me to show this same love to others. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Romans 2:4, 1 John 1:9 and 4:19

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Recognizing fear.

March 25, 2023

“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind” 2 Timothy 1:7, NKJV.

God didn’t give you a spirit (Greek means pneuma-breath) of fear. The only breath that comes from your Heavenly Father is life. The key is recognizing fear when it comes to operate in your life.

You can be living according to fear and not even realize it. Fear can be disguised and subtle. At the root of your decision-making regarding where the Lord wants to take you, is fear leading you or the Holy Spirit? Is what fear says gripping your peace and keeping you standing still instead of moving forward? When questions come about identity, or when you consider a challenge before you, the spirit of fear will pursue to go to the core of who you are and tell you who you’re not and what you can’t do.

You can do whatever God has called you to do. God can and will get you beyond any obstacle you face, even if you got yourself in the trouble. God is still good and will deliver.

The Father doesn’t want fear to implode your day. Fear is not a gift. It wasn’t given to you, and it is not your portion. For every hour, every second of your life, God has only given you power, love, and a sound mind. You’re going to need boldness and confidence in this hour. Receive it and walk in victory today!

Prayer: Father, thank you for your mighty word. You’ve given me many gifts, and fear is not one of them. Help me to recognize when fear is trying to operate in my life and to give it no place. I have been given a spirit of love, power, and a sound mind. Through Christ, I have freedom and victory, and I will continue to walk out my purpose in this season of my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: 1 John 4:18Proverbs 28:1Philippians 4:13

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He’s preparing a place for you!

March 19, 2023

“Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also” John 14:1-3, NKJV.

Jesus’ trade while he lived on the earth was carpentry. He was and is the Master Builder. Before Jesus died, he said that he was leaving, yet he told us what he was going to do. Jesus is preparing a place for you!

Countless people have witnessed what heaven is like. Whether they had a near-death experience or a God-given vision, they all agreed on the beauty and awesome wonder of heaven. Jesus, Himself is the light there, and it is full of the glory of the Lord. There is no pain. There is no more death or sorrow. He wipes the tears from our eyes there, and since we have been washed in the blood of the Lamb, the Father will say welcome into the joy of the Lord.

Jesus wants you to know that there is a place being made for you. Let it remind you why you do what you do. May the knowledge of heaven fill you with great joy. May the knowledge of heaven put everything in perspective and mightily inspire you to keep going, to finish your course with joy, and bring someone with you.

Prayer: Father, I praise You. Thank you, Jesus! It brings me great joy to think about heaven and that you are preparing a place for me. I pray for the unsaved to repent and come to know Jesus. I want everyone to go to heaven, and I pray they simply ask, believe, and receive the free gift of salvation through your Son. Help me to keep an eternal perspective about my life. Living for you is good, and it’s all worth it. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Romans 10:9-10Revelation 21:421-25 & 22:1-51 Corinthians 2:9Hebrews 11:10

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Keep Going

March 18, 2023

“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.

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.

God will always come through for you!

Just as with the disciples, storms may come, and the winds may blow, but have a made-up mind that Jesus is taking you to the other side. You are going to have what God said you would have. You will be the man 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, and you keep going.

Prayer: Father, I thank You, and I praise You. You are the Almighty God, powerful and excellent in all Your ways. I will go to the other side and will see my victory. You always keep your word. My resolve is I will keep going. Help me to keep walking by faith and continue to wait on you. I will serve you today. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Luke 8:22-25, John 6:12, Mark 8:18-21, Philippians 3:13-14, Isaiah 40:31

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Nothing can stop a submitted man.

March 17, 2023

“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 say no to the devil, there is faith and power exercised that the devil can’t stay around. There is love and authority 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’s will is. 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 over him. The devil didn’t want any more smoke from Jesus and fled knowing he couldn’t deceive him and win.

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, even if you have to wait on the Lord. 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 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. Your will be done. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

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

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All Goliaths talk, but all Goliaths fall!

March 16, 2023

“So the Philistine said to David, Am I a dog, that you come to me with sticks? And the Philistine cursed David by his gods. 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…” I Samuel 17:43 & 45, NKJV.

Goliath came to Israel and talked to them like they were scum. He stood 9 feet tall before David and referred to him as a stick. He told them he would kill him and give his flesh to the birds. Goliath cursed David by his gods, talking to David and Israel as if they were nothing.

We all have Goliath’s. Is yours standing before you and talking to you the same way? It is standing before saying nothing will change for your life. You won’t make it this time. God isn’t able to deliver you, and the devil is mocking your God.

Talk is cheap, so give it no place in your life. It is about what the end will be, and the devil is no match for your God. Goliath talked much but ended up doing little. David slew him with a slingshot and a stone, showing how mighty our God is. The Great I AM doesn’t need much, just a seed of faith you put in Him. Just as the small stone in David’s hands, you will overcome your Goliath with that small seed of faith in yours.

Now take your faith and slay your giant!

Prayer: Father, I praise You this morning. You are my mighty God, and I will have what You have promised me. Talk is cheap, and my Goliath will fall! I put my seed of faith in You. Lead me, Holy Spirit. Jesus is greater in me than he that is in the world, and with You, I will be who You called me to be and accomplish everything You have told me to do. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: 1 Samuel 17, Matthew 17:20, 1 John 4:4

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Prosper me in my heart.

March 11, 2023

“Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me” Psalm 51:10, NKJV.

We often look at the best way for God to prosper us 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 wealth is good, but the wealth 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 toward the lost. We see others in need, and our heart compiles us to become the blessing someone is praying for. Our words line up with our actions. We view sin like God and desire to please Him with the right motives–what He can only see. No matter what we have, we live with humble and grateful hearts.

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 his greatest prosperity–and if you need to, so will you. Above all, you seek after, seek to prosper in your heart today.

Prayer: Father, I praise you! Above money and things, I ask that you prosper me in my heart. Give me a heart that loves you with everything I have. According to Ephesians 3:16, strengthen me with might by your Spirit in my inner man. Increase, grow, and enlarge my heart for you and others. Help me hold tight to what is good, and can stand for you no matter what comes my way. This is a man’s greatest prosperity. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Psalm 15, 37:4 & 51; Proverbs 4:23,Matthew 5:8Acts 13:223 John 1:2

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Remember, He is your Help.

March 6, 2023

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

It’s good to develop the habit of just stopping what you’re doing and looking to where your help comes from. I’ve had many times at work where I’d had to take a break from what I was doing because I had so much going through as a man. I left my desk, walked to a glass window, and looked to the heavens, where my help comes from.

Let the Lord remind you to look to Him when you need help. Don’t stand overwhelmed at this critical point in your life and look at the problem, but turn and look to your solution. Wherever you may be, step away from it and look to the Lord! Set your eyes on your mighty God. Your awesome help is Him, and there is not a time He didn’t speak to me through His word. There will never be a time that as you reach for Him, He won’t reach back–every single time.

He is the One that saves. He is the One that delivers. He is the One that opens doors. He will make it better. He can and will change it all for you, my brother. Look to where your help comes from. It comes from your faithful God.

Prayer: Father, I take a moment to stop and look to You. Thank You for reminding me to look to You where my help comes. Help me get to the place you desire for me. Help me with all these decisions as a man. Help my finances, Lord. Minister to me now, Father. I put my confidence in You and look up to my Help. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Psalm 121, James 4:8

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You will be left speechless!

March 5, 2023

“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.””Psalms‬ ‭126‬:‭1‬-2, NKJV‬‬.

Can you feel it. Can you perceive it. God is about to do in your life what you’ve been praying for. What you’ve endured and fought so hard for. It’s yours and it’s coming to pass, although it may not look like it will on the outside.

Prepare to be speechless. He is about to blow your mind with how He changes your life. Also, how He begins to use you. It looks one way, but God is about to supernaturally transform it into another. You won’t know what to say, as you hold in your hand what He promised you. As the person He showed you would be is now a reality.

Set your hope on His will for you. It’s coming like a wave, and you will be left speechless.

Prayer: Father, thank you! I receive your word today. I will have no words for how you turn things around for me. Yes, blow my mind with how you bring your plan to pass and I’m walking in it. You are so good and faithful. Lead m Holy Spirit. Help me stay expecting and thank you Lord for making me speechless. Glory! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Genesis 50:20, Jeremiah 29:11, Numbers 23:19

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A man’s adversity.

March 4, 2023

“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.

Adversity can take you out or he can take you higher. It can cause you to look down, or it can cause you to look up to where your help comes from and it comes from the Lord. Through Christ’s strength, I believe you are going to outlast and overcome your adversity.

We all experience tough times. Yet, that doesn’t mean we cave in under various pressures. Pressure is required for coal to transform and become a diamond. It brings the very best out of it. If you see it how God sees your moment and receive adversity the right way, it is going to bring the best out of you.

Prayer: Father, I give you praise. You are good and you are faithful. Help me get through the adversity I’m facing. May the adversity take me higher and bring me closer to you. Your grace is sufficient. Cause me to see it from your point of view. Give me your perspective and I believe that you are bringing the best out of me. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Proverbs 24:10, 2 Corinthians 12:9


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A real desire.

March 2, 2023

“Then Abram said, ‘Look, You have given me no offspring; indeed one born in my house is my heir!’ And behold, the word of the Lord came to him, saying, ‘This one shall not be your heir, but one who will come from your own body shall be your heir.’ Then He brought him outside and said, ‘Look now toward heaven, and count the stars if you are able to number them.’ And He said to him, ‘So shall your descendants be.’ Genesis 15:3-4, NKJV.

Abram had lived for a long time with a desire. He wanted a son. Yet, when he told God he had an heir already in the house, the Lord responded with no, that’s not going to be your heir. You will have your own son to be your heir. I’m going to give it to you.

Sometimes, when we look at our lives, conditions, and age, we wonder if we receive what we truly, purely desire. Will God give it to you? You may feel like Abram, where you have already looked and accepted an alternative, something second to what you truly desire. But like God’s response to Abram’s, so is God’s saying to you. He’s going to give it to you.

God is your great and exceeding reward, and in His will for you, in His timing, He wants to give you His best. Don’t accept the easy alternative. Don’t stop believing. Wait on the Lord. Abram not only received his very own heir but descendants as countless as the stars, and even you are one of them. God really does care about your desire, and He wants you to delight in Him, receiving by faith that He’s not only going to give it to you, but it will be exceedingly and abundantly more than what you could ask or think.

Prayer: Father, You know what my real desire is. Forgive me if I’ve secretly given up or settled. You will give me what I desire and more because I delight in You. Help me to wait on you. I get right back in faith, and like Abram, I will trust you. Hallelujah! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Genesis 15:1-6 & 21:2Psalm 37:4-5John 14:14Ephesians 3:20

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He will never leave you.

March 1, 2023

“It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed” Deuteronomy 31:8, ESV.

“Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you” Hebrews 13:5, ESV.

There is an overwhelming truth that can help you in the most trying times. It’s knowing that God will never leave nor forsake you. The devil will tell you that God has left, but He hasn’t. Your Almighty God is always at heart’s reach.

Whether you are in prison or a penthouse, He’s there and won’t ever leave you. Whether you are in court or ICU, He’s there and won’t ever leave you. You could have just decided to live in sin, or for the moment, you don’t care anymore, yet He still won’t forsake you. Some people will leave your side when things get tough, but in the heat of the fire, my brother, that’s when you learn the Father’s love the most. Thick or thin, He’s with you through it all.

Since He won’t ever leave you, access to Him won’t either. He is Jehovah Shammah, The Lord Who is There, meaning He is present and will help when you call. He is Jehovah Jireh, your Provider, and will supply all your needs. Jesus said he is the Way; therefore, as long as he’s with you, he will make a way to win.

Prayer: Father, I praise you. Thank you for never leaving nor forsaking me. No matter where we are, you are here, and I’m greatly encouraged. Help me always to remember you are at heart’s reach when I call. My peace comes, and victory is found in you. Hallelujah! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Genesis 22:14, Ezekiel 48:35, John 14:6, Philippians 4:19

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Find your burden. Find your destiny.

February 26, 2023

“And when Jesus went out He saw a great multitude; and He was moved with compassion for them, and healed their sick” Matthew 14:14, NKJV.

A burden is to simply have a charge or duty to meet a need. Show me someone that has done something great for God, and I’ll show you the burden and passion that fueled it. I’ll show you the courage that moved them to give up mediocrity for greatness.

When you find your burden, you’ll find your purpose. You’ll find great joy. You’ll find present God’s anointing and favor. A burden from God won’t make you heavy. It makes you light and fulfilled. You can run and not get weary and enjoy it. You can walk and not faint with God’s burden because He will give grace to you to do it. It drove Jesus to give His life for us, and your burden and passion will drive you to give your life too.

Find your burden, and you’ll find your destiny.

Prayer: Father, I praise you. I ask that you show me what you have given me a godly burden and passion for. Show it to me so I can walk out what you’ve destined for my life. Enlarge my heart like yours toward people, and I thank you for giving me the grace, anointing, and favor to do it. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen!

Study: Mark 6:34, Romans 5:6-8 & 9:1-3, Hebrews 12:2

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When it’s time to move.

February 23, 2023

“And Moses was not able to enter the tabernacle of meeting, because the cloud rested above it, and the glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle. Whenever the cloud was taken up from above the tabernacle, the children of Israel would go onward in all their journeys…” Exodus 40:35-37, NKJV.

While in the wilderness and traveling to the promised land, God led His people Israel by a cloud that was filled with His glory by day and fire by night. When the cloud stayed, Israel would remain where they were. When God wanted them to move on, the cloud would be removed from the tabernacle, and Israel would also move.

God shifts and moves, and you have to recognize when He is doing so and move with Him. Just as there are indicators of transition from winter to spring, you will experience indicators the time is up where you are. It was good while you were there. It served its purpose in your life, and God accomplished what He needed to do. Now, it’s time to move.

It’s up to you to accept it when that time comes. Submit to His will when that time comes. It’s not just you hearing things. That still, small voice is the Holy Spirit speaking. Things unwanted can happen when we remain outside of God’s will. It may not be the devil, but rather you’ve stayed somewhere longer than you were supposed to.

Yet, thank God for His mercy and great grace toward us. Just as God moved to ultimately cause Israel to arrive in the promised land He had given them, He is doing the same for you. As He moves, move with Him.

Prayer: Father, I desire to move when You move. Teach me how to recognize when it is time to transition into a new season in my life. According to Your word, Your sheep know Your voice. Thank You for leading me into the plans You have for my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Exodus 40:34-38, Ecclesiastes 3:1, John 10:4, 16:13

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You’ve tried it your way. Now try it God’s way.

February 22, 2023

“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 of fish, and nothing worked. Jesus told them to cast their net on the right side, and they’ll find some. When they did what the Lord said, then they reaped abundant success.

There have been times when I just came to the end of myself. I came to an end of 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 plans 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 understanding, and your 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 moment you go to the other side, and find every 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 choose to do it Your way. I decide to live like You’ve been telling me to live. Help me to have faith in Your plans for me and Your ability, and I thank You for every single blessing unfolding before me. In Jesus’ name Amen.

Study: John 21:5-6Jeremiah 29:11 & 32:17Proverbs 3:5-6

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An hour of priority.

February 19, 2023

“But more than that, I count everything as loss compared to the priceless privilege and supreme advantage of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord [and of growing more deeply and thoroughly acquainted with Him—a joy unequaled]. For His sake I have lost everything, and I consider it all garbage, so that I may gain Christ” Philippians 3:7-8, Amplified.

The Apostle Paul made a comparison. He placed the weight of importance, priority, and meaning on what he had accomplished. Of all that he gained, nothing compared to the importance and priority of his calling to know Christ.

Your 9 to 5 job and everything that comes with it is important, but keep it in its place. Accolades are good, but keep them in their place. Count it all dung compared to knowing Christ. Count it all dung compared to fulfilling your calling to spread the Gospel and be everything God created you to be. Make everything else small compared to Christ, and go after Him with everything you’ve got. Give everything else a lighter perspective, seeing it all for what it really is. Give it all a healthier perspective, and allow nothing to take your joy and peace. Make an adjustment from being driven by pleasing people and what they think about you. It’s not about how people think, but what God thinks of you is all that matters.

Whatever that looks like for you, count it all of no worth and let no higher priority than knowing Jesus to be in your life.

Prayer: Father, I love you, and I give you praise. There’s no higher priority right now than Jesus. Help me walk this out in my life. Free me from misplaced priorities and give me a right, a healthy view of everything in my life. I discern the hour we’re in. Let everything high be brought low in my life. I count it as dung that I may know Christ. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Philippians 3:4-14, Matthew 5:16 & 28:18-20

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He wants to show you great and mighty things.

February 18, 2023

“Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know” Jeremiah 33:3, NKJV.

“Satisfy us in the morning with your steadfast love, that we may rejoice and be glad all our days” Psalm 90:14, ESV.

The Father isn’t just nudging you to wake up early in the morning for no reason. He wants to show you great and mighty things. The Lord is joyfully trying to get something you need into your hands. He’s waking you up to give you revelation about Him. He’s waking you up to give you wisdom, secrets, a vision, a new song, a business venture, a ministry, or a book fresh from heaven. The Father is waking you up to answer you. He is truly pursuing to take us as men higher in everything in our lives, but as His people, we have to want God more in these times.

There will be a reward for beginning your day by getting up and obeying Him. The morning is tranquil, and you’ll find yourself hearing Him clearly. He’ll reveal more of Himself and His will clearly.

He is excited about the same things you are about in your life. He wants to position you to experience your calling and spread the Gospel. He wants to make your days successful. One key is to begin responding to God, calling you to spend time with Him in the morning. He wants to show you great and mighty things.

Prayer: Father, thank you for speaking to me. I realize that it’s you nudging me to show me something. It can be hard to get up, but I ask you to help me make any life adjustments and establish the discipline of waking up early to seek you when you call. I will not just pray, but I will quiet myself and listen to you. I want more of you in my life. Thank you in advance. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Proverbs 8:17, Mark 1:35

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You are a mighty man.

February 14, 2023

“And the angel of the Lord appeared to him and said to him, “The Lord is with you, O mighty man of valor” Judges 6:12, ESV.

You are a mighty man. God made us men with the ability to do some powerful things. We have loyalty and honor. We have strength, toughness, and ferocity.

You are capable of more than you may realize. You have another gear in God you can step into. He made you a man. Even more, you are a son of the King. You are full of Jesus, and His Spirit is upon you. How much more even that His Spirit lives in you to walk in love and integrity? You’re equipped to take your land, light a city and change the world. This is not the hour to hide. This is the time as a man to lead the way for your family and inspire other men to be mighty in the Lord.

Prayer: Father, thank you for being my faithful God. All might comes from you. I receive it from you to be strong, honorable, and without fear. It’s all by your Spirit, and I ask that you fill me Holy Spirit today. Help me inspire and impact other men. No matter what I face, I am blessed to be like Jesus and be a mighty man. Hallelujah! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: 2 Samuel 23:13-19, Zechariah 4:6, Galatians 5:22, John 16:13

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Fill My Day, Fill My Life!

February 12, 2023

“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 me with Your word. Fill my day with Your presence and my mouth with Your praise. Fill me with Your peace. With outstretched arms, I welcome you to be 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 that your 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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There’s more in you. You’re multi-faceted.

February 11, 2023

“Now these are the last words of David. Thus says David the son of Jesse; thus says the man raised up on high, the anointed of the God of Jacob, and the sweet psalmist of Israel” 2 Samuel 23:1, NKJV.

David was not only anointed and called by God to be king. He was not only gifted to lead. David also had a gift for music and was a writer. He did it all for the glory of God. He was multi-faceted. And so are you. God gave him many gifts and talents. And so do you.

You have a high calling, yet just like David, there’s more to you. What other gifts have God put in you to bring Him glory? The gifts and talents that make you leap and come alive when you’re walking in them. You feel young again. They make up you and have always been a part of you too. God fearfully and wonderfully made you, gifted to create like Him. This is an hour for everything in you, those other gifts that have been on the shelf, to manifest. Those other passions and talents that make you happy. The Lord desires you to receive that you are a multi-faceted man and not to be afraid to be who you are. You may be called to ministry or business, but you know there’s more to you. There’s more that fulfills you.

Don’t allow those gifts to sit on the sidelines in your life. Put those gifts in the game. It may just be the very thing God uses to create another stream of income. It might just end up being the very thing the Lord’s been wanting you to do all along.

Prayer: Father, I praise you! Thank you for speaking to me. I am a multi-faceted man. In this hour, may everything in me be used for your glory. Use it all to bless others and me. Help me not to be afraid to walk in my gifts and talents. It’s my time to be who you’ve made me to be. It’s my time to do what makes me happy. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Psalm 139, 1 Timothy 4:14Ephesians 3:20Romans 11:29James 1:17

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The risk.

February 7, 2023

“But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him” Hebrews 11:6, NKJV.

“For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God” Romans 8:14, NKJV.

I have to admit letting the Holy Spirit lead you can feel risky. Walking by faith can feel risky. You hear the voice of someone you can’t see telling you to go here, don’t go there, step out it’s time, or be still and wait. You know what you feel like telling people, but He reminds you His word says to respond a whole lot differently, even to bless them.

Although faith is living beyond what you can see, be encouraged that God knows and sees. He knows the entire span of your life. He knows what’s around the corner. His mighty Spirit knows where you desire to go, and who you desire to be changed into, and His desire is that you arrive there. He also knows your light may be the very light that opens someone’s heart to Christ. He’s been knocking on the door of their hearts, and your risk to lay down your life and love causes them to receive Him.

When the time comes, I pray you take the risk and let His Spirit lead you into great things today!

Prayer: Father, I praise you! Thank you for giving me your Spirit that leads and guides me. Sometimes, it feels risky, but I choose to be like Jesus and say your will be done in me. Lead me today. Use me today. I will step out and do what you say. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Hebrews 11:1-6, Matthew 5:16

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So Grateful.

February 5, 2023

“Be cheerful no matter what; pray all the time; thank God no matter what happens. This is the way God wants you who belong to Christ Jesus to live” 1 Thessalonians 5:18, Message Bible.

Look around. I am sure you have a lot to be grateful for. An attitude of gratitude will go a long way. It will cause the Lord to take you somewhere in your day that, based on your bank account and circumstance, it would appear like you couldn’t reach. How do you have joy after a mistake? How can you be content where you are and in a situation you’re required to wait to get out of? How can you have a great day with only a dime in your pocket? Gratitude.

Tell God you are grateful in it. Tell Him you’re grateful for Jesus and His love. Grateful that He has a purpose and plan for you. You are abundantly grateful for all His ways. Grateful that your spouse is still here with you and that the Father keeps and ministers those that don’t. So grateful He works everything out for your good. Grateful because it could be worse. It, too, shall pass. Grateful for life.

There are some things you don’t have, but there is plenty that you do. Pick up your gratitude, and walk out the amazing day God has ordained for you.

Prayer: Father, I praise you! I’m so grateful. I look around and see that I’m blessed right where I am. I’m grateful that You cause me to rise above rough moments and get me through them every time. Help me to pick up gratitude and always have an outlook of contentment and faith. You have great things in store for me today. I will live this great day in Christ, being grateful. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Psalm 107:1 & 118:24Romans 8:281 Timothy 6:6

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Who has your conversation?

February 4, 2023

“I will bless Adonai at all times; his praise will always be in my mouth.
When I boast, it will be about Adonai; the humble will hear of it and be glad” Psalm 34:2-3, Complete Jewish Bible.

Let me ask you some honest questions. What is most of your conversation and your thoughts spent on? Are most of your thoughts on the problem or on God and His answer? Do you talk more about what they did than what God can do? Do you spend more of your breath talking about the devil or what God has in store for you? It takes maturity, but praise the Lord at all times. No matter where you are or the conditions you face, the devil is never given the whole of your conversation. The Lord has your words, and you praise Him only with them. Make Him bigger. Make His love and favor toward you bigger than what you face.

Don’t give your conservation to the enemy. Fill your conversation with the boast of God. Be thankful and magnify His name. It’s one thing to acknowledge a problem or issue. It is another thing to live in it and exalt it. Even in the midst of a trying experience, you engage God and say you are able, Father. I will live and not die to declare the works of the Lord! God is going to come through for me and my family. He has never let me down. Jesus is the author and finisher of your faith, and let it be overwhelmingly made known that you have the victory.

Prayer: Father, I say yes. I will praise you at all times! When I boast, I will boast on you, not the problem. Not the enemy. It’s you that is able and on my side. You are always fighting for me. If I’ve even been complaining, change my conservation to thankfulness. Help me change my thoughts and put them on you and your never-failing word. I will bless you today and speak life. I will live my best life. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Proverbs 4:23 & 18:21, Romans 8:31, 2 Corinthians 10:4-6

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You’ve been made rich.

February 3, 2023

“As His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises…” 2 Peter 1:3-4, NKJV.

It’s great to know that when God makes us rich, He makes us rich in the things money can’t buy. He’s given you everything that pertains to life and godliness. You’ve been given every spiritual blessing. You have mercy and grace at your fingertips. The Spirit of the Lord lives in you, enabling you to walk in joy and peace and be mighty. There’s nothing you can’t do through Christ, which strengthens you. You are the head and not the tail, above only and not beneath, the lender and not the borrower. As you obey His voice, the blessings of the Lord overtake you, no matter what comes your way. You stick like glue to God in hard times, and He works all things for your good! Jesus is bigger than your opposition! He created you with everything you need to prosper, and He’s given you richly all things to enjoy!

Let His truth bring you great joy and confidence. He loads you daily with benefits (Psalm 103). The Father not only filled you with potential and purpose but you are also loaded with it. You are salt and bring light wherever you go. It doesn’t matter the darkness on the earth, you are the majority with the Lord and ordained to overcome.

Prayer: Father, I give you all the praise! Thank you for making me rich and abundantly blessing me in Christ, according to your mighty word. Your goodness and mercy follow me every day. I’m strong, not in my ability, but yours, Father. I’m breaking out. I’m moving forward. I have everything I need to be who You called me to be. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: 2 Peter 1:5-9, Romans 8:28, Ephesians 1:3, Psalm 23:6, 1 Timothy 6:17, Deuteronomy 28:1-8

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Go. Possess what God has given you!

January 31, 2023

“Pass through the camp and command the people, saying, ‘Prepare provisions for yourselves, for within three days you will cross over this Jordan, to go in to possess the land which the Lord your God is giving you to possess’” Joshua‬ ‭1:11‬, 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 hearts to accomplish won’t happen. You will see it, but you won’t hold it in your hands. I am seeing more and more that if you want what God has shown you, you have to go possess what He has given you. It’s not just going to happen. Just like Israel, He has given it to you, but you have to possess it. 

Sometimes, we don’t move because of a fear of failure, and procrastination can be fear disguised but know this: the Lord would not show you what you cannot possess. You can do it, my brother. Go get what the Father has for you! Everywhere you tread your feet He will give it to you.

Prayer: Father God, thank You for speaking directly to me. You wouldn’t have given me this dream, this idea, this goal, 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 & 18:3Deuteronomy 3:18Numbers 33:53Jeremiah 29:11

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Live by faith again.

January 28, 2023

“For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, ‘The just shall live by faith'”, Romans 1:17, NKJV.

“Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip” Hebrews 2:1, KJV.

I haven’t been in the gym in a while, but I got back into it. It was challenging, but I had to pick it back up again.

That’s how it can be to live a daily life by faith and not by sight. We recognize some things we let slip, but God helps us pick them back up again. You used to live by faith, but you notice you’ve been leaning on your own understanding in your decisions. You went back to being comfortable and settling on where your life is right now. Somehow, on the inside, fear or pride is impacting what you say and do. Pick back up living by faith again. It may be challenging, but you were meant to live above issues and trouble powerfully. You’re called to a place of rest, advancing the kingdom, and to find your safety in the name of the Lord!

Get back to living by faith, allowing the Holy Spirit to direct your path. Live by faith in your marriage, your finances, and those dreams of purpose God has given you. If you put them on the shelf, pick them up again by faith. Exalt God’s word to have final authority in your life. Anxiety will say you have to worry, but faith says everything will be alright–and that’s what you live by.

Prayer: Father, I give you all the praise! Thank you for speaking to me. I have faith in you, but your desire is I live a blessed life by that same faith. Help me to live by faith and not by sight. I humble myself and submit to will for me. If there’s anything I’ve let slip in my life, I thank you for helping me to get back to living by faith. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Proverbs 3:5-6Habakkuk 2:4Romans 8:5-6Hebrews 4:1-2 & 11:6

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What you focus on, you will capture.

January 23, 2023

“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 like 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.

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 the success you desire. 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 calling and your goals obtained. Use the beginning of this year, even if the Father says to pray and fast, to locate and set your focus on what the Lord has for you. What you focus on, you will capture.

Prayer: Father, you are good, and I know You have great things in store for me. 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 and possess what you have for me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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

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Be my Gatekeeper.

January 22, 2023

“But when He, the Spirit of Truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth [full and complete truth]…” John‬ ‭16:13‬, Amplified.

“Let the peace of Christ [the inner calm of one who walks daily with Him] be the controlling factor in your hearts [deciding and settling questions that arise]. To this peace indeed you were called as members in one body [of believers]. And be thankful [to God always]” Colossians 3:15, Amplified.

Holy Spirit, be as a gatekeeper for me. Tell me what is safe and what is out. Show me where to go and where not, and who should be in my life and who should not be. Show me what I should be involved in and what I should stay away from. Keep every door closed that’s not of you, and keep every door open that is of you. Be my gatekeeper. May only words of grace leave the gate of my mouth and not tear anyone down. Only to encourage and lift up. Help me to take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ. I reject every thought that comes from the enemy. I receive what you say about me and the thoughts and identity you speak over me. Open your gate and let a flood of wisdom pour into my life today. I lean on you, and I trust you will lead and guide me to live victorious! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Psalm 19:14Romans 8:5 & 14, Corinthians 10:4-6

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Surrender your plans.

January 21, 2023

“Many plans are in a man’s mind, but it is the Lord’s purpose for him that will stand (be carried out)” Proverbs 19:21, Amplified.

In movies, I have seen characters get cornered in an alley. They have run as far as they can go, and then it is time to surrender. For some of us, the same thing has happened with our plans. It is humbling, but they have come as far as the Lord will allow you to go with them. Now, your plans are cornered, and the conclusion is very apparent. It’s time to let God be in the driver’s seat and surrender your plans to Him. It’s time to let the will of the Lord stand.

Letting go and submitting to His will for your life can be the hardest decision sometimes, but before He formed you, He knew you. He’s ordained for you a great purpose and abundant life. Your dreams will be found within His. Like the children of Israel, your plans will keep you going in circles in the wilderness. The Father’s plans will truly get you from where you are into your promised land.

Confession: I surrender my life to You. I surrender my plans to You. I choose to let God be God. I will do what You want me to do. I will follow His plan for me. I will not fear. He knows what He is doing and I choose to trust Him. Hallelujah!

Study: Jeremiah 1:5, Proverbs 3:5-6, John 10:10

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Break it off of me.

January 19, 2023

“O Lord, I am your servant; yes, I am your servant, born into your household; you have freed me from my chains” Psalm 116:16, NLT.

Father, I come to you in Jesus’ name and I give you all the praise and glory. I ask that if there’s anything not like you in my life, break it off of me. If there is anything that has tried to hold me back for years in my life, break it off for me in the name of Jesus. Break off of me complacency and fear. Break off of me any lukewarmness. As I begin this year in prayer, I declare nothing will have power over me. I will live in the land of the living. I will soar like the eagle. Advancing the kingdom is my priority. My days will be lived in plenty and with great reward. I am getting everything that belongs to me according to Your word and perfect will for me. I declare there are no chains on me! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Psalm 107:14, John 8:36, Acts 10:38


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Your greatest hour.

January 16, 2023

“Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified” Romans 8:30, NKJV.

“Now My soul is troubled, and what shall I say? ‘Father, save Me from this hour’? But for this purpose I came to this hour” John 12:27, NKJV.

It may not appear like it, but the Body of Christ is in a great time. You are in a great time in your life. He truly is blessing you–the real you. This is the man that is breaking forth and cannot be contained.

Everything you’ve been through is coming together to bring forth who you were destined to be. Everything you’ve experienced, all the decisions, all the times you felt the Lord was far, all the times you wondered what He is doing in you, yet He was in control of it all. He’s been at work the entire time, even when you had to bounce back from some challenges. Now, you are seeing the life He has for you unfold. Your steps were ordered (Psalm 37:23), and now, you see all the pieces come together, and it’s all starting to make sense.

Don’t stop now. The discomfort of not remaining where you are is for a reason. It is compelling you not to settle for anything less than His perfect will for your life.

Prayer: Father, I thank You for being in my finest hour! You are blessing me to break forth. I will enjoy and be excited about your work in my life. Help me not to let this hour pass me by. Help me to follow your leading Holy Spirit as you unfold your purpose and launch me into the man you’ve called me to be. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: John 16:21, Romans 8:28-30, Ephesians 2:10

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When you can’t do anything now but trust Him.

January 15, 2023

“…It was so bad we didn’t think we were going to make it. We felt like we’d been sent to death row, that it was all over for us. As it turned out, it was the best thing that could have happened. Instead of trusting in our own strength or wits to get out of it, we were forced to trust God totally—not a bad idea since he’s the God who raises the dead! And he did it, rescued us from certain doom. And he’ll do it again, rescuing us as many times as we need rescuing” 2 Corinthians 1:8-10, Message Bible.

The Apostle Paul was in a bad situation, and he felt he wouldn’t make it through it, and there was nothing he could do. If the Lord didn’t do it, it wouldn’t get done. At that moment, He found himself forced to depend totally on God, and he was rescued.

You may find yourself like Paul. You are in a bad situation, and you honestly wonder if you are going to make it. God eliminated all your options, and it’s sobering when you find you’re limited in your own rescue and control. You’ve come to the end of yourself, and God says as your loving Father –now you have to trust Me. You can’t do anything now–but be still and trust Me.

It’s a great place to be when He’s your only choice. You are in the best position to find out who God is, the One who can raise the dead! You’re about to encounter the One that can bring life and makes all things new. God will bring to pass His good and perfect will for those that put their trust in Him. Great growth and rescue always come from great dependency.

Prayer: Father, I praise you. I can’t trust anyone but you right now. I’m forced to look only to you, and that’s the best place for me. I ask for refreshed strength and wisdom. I turn from my plan and will, and I believe you for your good and perfect will for me. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Psalm 124, Proverbs 3:5-6

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When it hits home, He’s using it to change you.

January 14, 2023

“Consider it a sheer gift, friends, when tests and challenges come at you from all sides. You know that under pressure, your faith-life is forced into the open and shows its true colors. So don’t try to get out of anything prematurely. Let it do its work, so you become mature and well-developed, not deficient in any way” James 1:2-4, Message Bible.

Sometimes, we’re in a hurry for God to work something out, but maybe God is working on us. We want God to change it, but God is desiring a greater purpose to be fulfilled and a greater work to be made known. The Father is forming Christ in you.

Let it hit home that He’s using the trial to wonderfully change you. Count it all joy when you find you can’t call on anyone but Him. He’s blessing you. It’s your greatest blessing to have God make your faith genuine. When He makes your faith stand not on what He does, but in Who He is. So, in times of plenty or trouble, you are the same because your God is the same. He is with you, He loves you, and will rescue you.

Prayer: Father, thank you for your great love toward me. It’s hitting me you are speaking and molding me even in the trial. Complete the work you’ve started in me. Form Christ in me. I count it all joy. I will yield and allow your good and perfect work to be done in me. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Romans 8:18, 2 Corinthians 4:7-10 & 12:8-10

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No longer just getting by. Live your best life.

January 8, 2023

“The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life, and have it in abundance [to the full, till it overflows]” John‬ ‭10:10‬, Amplified.

Tears fall when you receive your life means something. Tears fall when God affirms you and says you can do it and now you believe it. When you find yourself turning the corner on the inside, you begin to agree with the Father that you are great.

Your days will not be filled with just getting by. You’re just making it. Christ came so you could have life and have it more abundantly. The blessing of God is on your life, and your life is ordained to thrive and to be formed into the image of Jesus. On the inside and the outside, you are ordained to prosper, inside and outside. You are forgiven and made new. The grace of God has been poured out for you to live unashamed and with no condemnation. You’re moving from ordinary to extraordinary. The devil said no, but God has said yes. The devil has said to stay down and chained, but Jesus says you never have to stay down, you’re free.

Live your best life.

Prayer: Father, I give you all the honor, praise, and glory. I thank you that when the devil said no, you said yes. I receive all you have spoken and all your promises are amen! Help me continue to take steps of faith in you. This season I’m living my best life. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: 2 Corinthians 1:20, Galatians 3:13-14 & 29, Matthew 5:19

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Be about it.

January 7, 2023

“But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does” James‬ ‭1:22 & 25‬ ‭NKJV‬‬.

From one man to another, as men, we can talk a lot and have vision and many plans. Yet if we’re not careful, we can find ourselves talking more than what we’re doing. This is not an hour for talk, but an hour to do. Quit talking about what you’re going to do for your wife. Just do it. Quit saying you are going to launch it. Just launch it.

Most of all, it’s not only being a hearer of God’s word that will cause great manifestation and blessing in our lives but being a doer of it. It’s not the talking that will make your year different. It will be the gritty decision you make to do differently. This is strong truth and strong love when God says straight to your face–quit being a talker. Be about it.

Be encouraged to obey God because He wants to make you a great blessing this year. By His supernatural grace, He will bless your doing to reach your full potential and be the man he called you to be.

Prayer: Father, thank you for good, strong truth in love. You’re right. My talking won’t get my life to change. I have to be a doer. Help me, Jesus, to be a doer like you in my home and life. I’m done talking. As I move forward and do, you will bless my doing and manifest great things in and through me. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: James 1:21-25Acts 10:38Romans 2:13Proverbs 6:6-11

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He will perform it.

January 4, 2023

“For thus says the Lord: After seventy years are completed at Babylon, I will visit you and perform My good word toward you, and cause you to return to this place. For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope” Jeremiah 29:10-11, NKJV.

The Lord may have allowed some things to happen in your life, even for reasons you don’t know why. Some of us have felt like we went through the fire last year. It wasn’t easy but kept your faith. It wasn’t easy, but the Lord brought you through it.

Now you stand at the door of a new year, and God says I will visit you and perform my good word toward you. The Lord’s heart and desire to manifest the hope and future for your life have been his desire all along, and it was only a matter of timing. What he said in his word, what he said he would do in and through you, he will bring it to pass.

Prayer: Father, thank you for helping me through what I went through. Visit me and perform your good word toward me. Lead and guide me, Holy Spirit. Everything you have said that your will is for my life, bring it to pass. Manifest yourself, your goodness, and your glory in my life. I rejoice over you and bless your name. You are good, and I abundantly thank you! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Jeremiah 1:12 & 29:4-14, Isaiah 55:10-13, Ezekiel 12:25

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Before you build anything, get wisdom.

January 3, 2023

“The Lord possessed me at the beginning of His way, Before His works of old. I have been established from everlasting, From the beginning, before there was ever an earth. Before the mountains were settled, Before the hills, I was brought forth” Proverbs‬ ‭8:22-23 & 25, NKJV‬‬.

It’s mind-blowing to consider what existed before God created literally anything. It was wisdom. Before God Almighty built anything good, every wonder we see, there was wisdom.

If desire to change, you will need wisdom. If you are going to build anything this year, you will need wisdom. It is essential for any God goals or God dreams you desire to achieve. If God Himself built nothing without it, so will you. Begin 2023 by humbling yourself to receive an outpour of the wisdom of God.

In finding wisdom you will find what will bring life, bring manifestation, to the will of God and favor to bring forth great things.

Prayer: Father, I praise you for blessing me to see another year. As I begin this new year of great manifestation and great blessings, I ask for wisdom. Like you, I can’t build anything great without it. If your wisdom is to start the year with a fast, I’ll do that too. I humble myself and have nothing to say. Help me to pray and listen. Make known your will for my life this year and the wisdom to bring it forth. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Proverbs 8:27 & 35, 3:5-6, Daniel 10:3, Ezra 8:21-23, Isaiah 58:6-9

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Good morning SOTK Family!

January 2, 2023

Good morning SOTK Family! There will not be a new devotional sent today due to the importance of yesterday’s devotional. Please continue to pray, re-read and allow God to speak to you regarding the word of the year. Thanks and God bless! 

In His Service, SOTK

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A year of great manifestation and great blessing!

January 1, 2023

“Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us” Ephesians 3:20, NKJV.

Every year, the Lord gives me a word for the year that blesses our family. Without fail, that word has come to pass. Last year was a year of new things and permanent change. I want to share this word for the year with you, praying it will bless you and your family as well. This year will be a year of great manifestation and great blessing!

Manifestation in the Hebrews means the act of making something visible or audible. It also means to reveal, to reach full potential, or make something clear for all to see. This year, the Lord will make himself known for all to see. He’s going to make who he called you to be known for all to see. You will greatly see Him, and He will greatly bless you. The weight of His glory is here. You will bow this year as you see the almighty God. You will see his power and ability manifest to do what you can’t do. You will see the hand of God move in such a way that you will say I have just seen the hand of God. He will bring you everything you need to be blessed and be a blessing this year—great manifestation of Him and great waves of blessing in your life.

“This year, I will greatly bless you. You will not see it coming. You will be in awe at how I bless you, one after another, and how I manifest Myself in great ways, one after another. It is not hard for me to bless you, and it will not be hard for you to be a blessing. My love shed abroad in your heart will pour out this year. This year I will put in your heart the desire to be a great blessing, and you become someone’s blessing they were waiting for. This year you will be the greatest blessing you have ever been in your life. As you see the return of My Son, you will recognize it is time to save and deliver. It is time to be serious about being a blessing. You walking in your calling will be your blessing. You walking in your purpose will be how you bless others. What you’ve been waiting for will be received this year. Who you’ve desired to be will manifest this year. I will withhold no good thing from you as you walk with integrity and as you seek me with all your heart. Your fullness has come. What I have spoken will manifest in your life.” says the Lord.

Study: Ezekiel 28:25, John 14:21, Psalm 84:11

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I Will Believe

December 31, 2022

“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 will get you to where you need to be. Don’t stop having faith in the dreams that He put in you. Don’t tap out just because you face a challenge on your way to where he has promised you.

The enemy will entice you to stop believing God but reject every package he sends to your door. Nothing is ever dead in the hands of God. What pertains to you is alive. What’s in you is alive! Greater things are to come. Trouble may come, but consider it only as adding a greater testimony to your championship belt. Don’t quit believing God is going to do what He said. Stand on His promises and only believe!

Prayer: Father, thank You for encouraging me today. Although my faith may get tried, I believe you. I will not stop believing You! I will not stop trusting You. I thank You for all you’ve done this year in my life, and I believe you for even greater things to come. Help me to continue to stand on your word. I will only believe! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Luke 8:49-51, Matthew 17:20, Mark 11:22

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He won’t let you down!

December 30, 2022

“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 126:3, NKJV.

Throughout my life, I cannot think of a time when the Lord has let me down. Not one time. Not a moment that He was not there. Not an experience that the Father didn’t carry me through. When it was all said and done, the blessing and victory were sitting in my hands.

The Lord will never let you down. He never fails. Like underground construction, the Father does the work you can’t see. There’s not a moment in your life when he isn’t there. Not one word God has spoken will fall to the ground. He will deliver you. He will help you. He will fulfill.

When His will is performed for you, like the people of Israel, it will be like those that dream. You will ask how He could have done this. You will say he delivered me and blessed me. The Lord will blindside you with goodness you won’t see coming. You will have great laughter when you see the great things the Lord does for you.

Stay the course. He won’t let you down!

Prayer: Father, I’m encouraged today. I thank You that no matter what I go through, you will never let me down. Not one time. You will come through for me, and when You do, I will be like those who dream! I will laugh and say look what the Lord has powerfully done. Help me to stay in faith. I call it done already, and I thank you. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Deuteronomy 31:6, 1 Kings 5:4, Psalm 27:13 & 124:1-2, Jeremiah 29:11,

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When you’re fed up.

December 29, 2022

“Why are you down in the dumps, dear soul? Why are you crying the blues? Fix my eyes on God— soon I’ll be praising again. He puts a smile on my face. He’s my God” PPsalm 42:11, Message Bible.

Sometimes, it takes getting fed up to change. We can get fed up with many things, but there’s nothing like getting tired of circumstances always determining whether you’re happy.

I believe the Lord is putting a smile on your face, not your circumstance or outcome. You are fed up with your situation having that much control over you. You’re fed up with being shut up. You are making a decision that you’ve been disquieted long enough, and you will choose hope in your moment. You are blessed in Christ. Put on your favorite song and praise God. Tell the Lord his praises will continually be in your mouth! Tell him no matter what, I’m not tapping out on you! I declare you are inspired to live, reminded that God is too good to let you down. Whether you have two million dollars or two dollars, whether God changes it or not, you choose joy and victory.

Prayer: Father, I praise you and give you all the glory. I’m fed up with circumstances controlling me. No more! I have freedom, and I am blessed in Christ, no matter what. You are my joy! I will smile today. I will live today. Whether what I’m experiencing changes or not, my hope is in you! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Psalm 118, John 8:36

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You have everything you need without measure.

December 29, 2022

“May grace and shalom be yours in full measure, as you come to a full knowledge of God and Yeshua our Lord. God’s power has given us everything we need for life and godliness…” 2 Peter 1:2-3, Complete Jewish Bible.

Father, I praise you for giving me everything I need without measure. Your peace is my peace. Your joy is my divine joy. I don’t walk in my capacity to love but in your capacity. Jesus was made to be my wisdom, and by your word, may I continue to know more and more about you. 

Your grace has been given to me to help me endure, be strong, and be forgiving. Your hope is my hope in any circumstance. Your voice is what I can hear. You are with me, and I lean on you. You are free, so I am free. Free to live a wonderful life today. I’ve been given everything that pertains to life. You’ve poured it all out to me, and I am mighty today. I receive the filling of your Spirit, and I can do all things through you! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: John 14:271 Corinthians 1:30Hebrews 4:16Philippians 4:13

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Don’t miss God in the wilderness.

December 28, 2022

“Then the whole congregation of the children of Israel complained against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness” Exodus 16:2, NKJV.

“And you shall remember that the LORD your God led you all the way these forty years in the wilderness, to humble you and test you, to know what was in your heart…so He humbled you, allowed you to hunger, and fed you with manna which you did not know nor did your fathers know, that He might make you know that man shall not live by bread alone; but man lives by every word that proceeds from the mouth of the Lord.” Deuteronomy 8:2 -3, NKJV.

The Israelites complained to God in the wilderness. They pondered whether it would have been better to remain in Egypt than on their journey to their Promised Land. They thought God was delivering them out of Egypt, but He was getting Egypt out of them. They thought God was delivering them from outward circumstances, but the core of God’s desire was to mold them into who he called them to be.

Be careful in your journey. Be careful of complaining in your wilderness experience because you can miss God. His ways and thoughts are higher than ours. He’s getting everything out of us that keeps us bound and immature. You may ask God for a future mate when God is working on you to make you a blessing for that future mate. You may be looking for God to give you a blessing when God is making you into one. We can be trying to get to a Promised Land when God is trying to become all we need, so whether you get what you want or not, you still trust him.

Be encouraged not to harden your heart. Humble yourself to what He wants to do in you, and watch him bring great things to pass.

Prayer: Father, thank you for speaking tough to me today. I’m closer to great things in my life than I realize. Help me not to miss you now. Even where I am in my life, I humble myself and soften my heart. Your will be done in me. I will trust you. I declare I will enter a promised place for my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Exodus 14:12, Acts 7:38-41, Hebrews 3:7-11 & 19

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He was born so you could live.

December 25, 2022

“For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace” Isaiah 9:6, NKJV.

May this Christmas hit home differently for you because you know where the Lord brought me from. You know what he did for you. He moved mountains, brought you out of valleys, and blessed you more than you can imagine.

It’s all because Jesus was born so you could live. He redeemed you and set you free. There are no chains on you because of Jesus. May you have joy unspeakable this Christmas as you realize you’re where you are because Jesus was born for you.

Prayer: Father, I take a moment to thank you! Jesus, I honor you today. It’s all about you! No material things, no gifts. No matter what I have or don’t have, I have joy because the greatest gift was given to me 2,000 years ago, and now I live. Now I’m a good man. Now I’m a changed man. I have eternal life. I have power, authority, and favor. I’m blessed because of the Blessing I honor today. You are Jesus the Christ, the only begotten Son of the true and living God, Light of the world, Bread of Heaven, the Lamb of God. I exalt you today and am so thankful that you were born for me. I pray everyone comes to know you. In your name, I pray, Amen!

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Your greatest Gift.

December 24, 2022

“So it was, that while they were there, the days were completed for her to be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn” Luke 2:6-7, NKJV.

Joseph and Mary had been on this incredible journey for many months, and now this is how it ends. Jesus the Christ, God’s only begotten Son, and their firstborn, being born in a manger.

Even as a man, I find myself getting very emotional as I consider a manger wasn’t the cleanest place. It is a trough or feeder for animals. At the French root of the word, manger means “to eat.” The animals would come to this open box to eat and be satisfied.

Jesus came to earth humble with no crown. Holy, but became dirty. Rich but became poor. Innocent but born to be found guilty. The Lord of all came with nothing to show that he came only for us. The Bread of Life came in a manger, and now any man who hunger and thirsts can come to eat and be satisfied. Right in the middle of our sin, God gave us the greatest gift. May you enjoy who you have in your life, and your celebration and joy stand in God giving Jesus, His greatest gift to you this Christmas.

Prayer: Father, I honor and praise You. Thank you, Jesus, for being my greatest gift. No money can buy what you’ve done for me. The manger shows you met me in my sin. You met me where I was, and no one can ever take that away from me. Help me to remember what you did for me and be exceedingly thankful. Hallelujah! In Jesus’ name’, Amen!

Study: John 6:35 & 53-55Philippians 2:6-8

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The humps of life.

December 23, 2022

“And the Angel of the Lord appeared to him, and said to him, The Lord is with you, you mighty man of valor!” Judges 6:12, NKJV.

“For by You I can run against a troop, By my God I can leap over a wall” Psalm 18:29, NKJV.

Gideon had a long road getting over fear. The Lord worked on him, and he became confident in who he was and could do what God said he could do. He finally got over that hump and became the mighty man God told him he was from the beginning.

You may have heard God tell you who you are from the beginning. Yet, you’ve needed help receiving it. You’ve needed help believing it. I declare you are getting over the humps of life. You won’t stay where you are because you know who you are. You know God is with you. Receive the affirmation of the Lord today. You’re about to leap over that hump of fear, doubt, or any other opposition. You will run through it and make it to your destiny.

Prayer: Father, I give you all the praise, honor, and glory. Thank you for working on me. You’ve never left me. Help me get over any humps in my life. I receive what you say about me. I declare through Jesus I’m running through it, and nothing will keep me from being the man you’ve called me to be. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Judges 6:12-1636-38 & 7:24-25Philippians 4:132 Timothy 1:7

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Happy is the man who trusts Him!

December 22, 2022

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

In Hebrew, the word blessed in this scripture means “how happy!” Therefore, the man that trusts in God as his refuge, 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 who trusts God has decided to hear what the Lord has to say and allows that to be how he lives, patterns his life, and handles his affairs. He relies on God, sees 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. The Lord makes everything alright on the inside of him. 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 rest in Your will and walk in joy today. Help me realize how good You are and trust You, for it is the sure blueprint to my happiness. You are my help, and I will rely upon You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Psalm 144:15 & 146:5, Jeremiah 17:7-8, Lamentations 3:26

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Make us marvel

December 20, 2022

“For the Father loves the Son, and shows Him all things that He Himself does; and He will show Him greater works than these, that you may marvel” John 5:20, NKJV.

Father, I joyfully praise you today. Make those who don’t know you marvel. Make them marvel at your hand and marvel at your goodness. Do what only you can do. Do what can’t be explained. Show off yourself in and through our lives. Cause the unbeliever to believe. You make dead things come alive. You make all things new. Only you! What you’ve done in our lives, do even greater. In 2023, make this world speechless so they may see the son. Let your glory fill the earth and fill my life. May I marvel at how you’ve changed my life. Keep changing me. Keep making me marvel. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: John 5:16-21Ephesians 3:20, Psalm 145, Acts 15:12

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A Message from the Lord for you.

December 19, 2022

“You who sit down in the High God’s presence, spend the night in Shaddai’s shadow, say this: ‘God, you’re my refuge. I trust in you and I’m safe!’” Psalm 91:2, Message Bible.

“You can come to Me. Make Me your dwelling place. You can come and find refuge and safety. Make Me your home. Just like your physical home, peace is here. Joy is here. The answers are here. Rest is here. You don’t have to go anywhere else. I desire to be where you go to know everything will be alright. Keep My word in your heart and be still as I speak to You. My Comforter will bless you and inspire you. Great things will happen as you make Me your home”, says the Spirit of the Lord.

“Live in me. Make your home in me…”-John‬ ‭15:4‬, Message Bible.

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No more questioning who you are.

December 17, 2022

“But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name” John 1:12, NKJV.

“But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light” 1 Peter 2:9, NKJV.

“No more questioning yourself, my son. No more questioning who you are. No more laying down. Go be who I’ve called you to be. You are a royal priest. You are a part of a chosen generation, called for this hour and ordained in this season to be great. Use every tool in your tool belt, the gifts I’ve given you, to bring me great glory in the earth. Stop questioning it. Stop questioning the call. Let go of the past and move on to everything I’ve promised for your life. You are one with me, and I have set you free. Be everything I created you to be,” says the Spirit of the Lord.

Prayer: Father, thank you for speaking to me. Help me not to walk in fear but by faith in what Christ has done. I’ve been made new, and I can be everything you created me to be. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Galatians 3:26-27, Romans 5:1, Ephesians 2:10

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He’ll keep you strong.

December 16, 2022

“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand” IIsaiah 41:10, NKJV.

Throughout history, men of God experienced weariness of heart. They got tired and felt like they would faint. They had to go to God to strengthen them, and just as he was with them, He is with you. Just as He was their strength and told them He would be, He is telling you today. Right where you are. He’s giving you spiritual strength. He will uphold you by his right hand. He will help you walk by faith when nothing makes sense. He will help you by His Holy Spirit to keep standing for what is right in His eyes. You will see Him move in a mighty way.

Prayer: Father, I ask that you strengthen me according to Your word. Without your strength, I can’t go another mile. Refuel me and renew my strength. I stir up your joy in me. I praise your great name! I will stand until I see your salvation and receive what you have for me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Galatians 6:9, Nehemiah 8:10, Philippians 4:13, 2 Corinthians 12:9

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He still has a plan for you.

December 13, 2022

“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.

There are some things in our past that we can’t do anything about or change. There’s nothing you can do to gain that time back. No repeats. No do-overs. Absolutely nothing. 

It can be tough, but we have to come to accept that. It holds us up from hearing God now, seeing God now. No one sees us, but like an old car that is done, it’s past its age, past its prime, we’re still tinkering around with what those years could have been like, what we should have done, who gave us bad advice, who betrayed us. Stop tinkering with the past. 

The goal isn’t to change your journey. The goal is to complete it. It is to find out what God is saying to you and then, to the best of your ability, do what He says to walk out His plan for your life. It’s great to know in spite of the past, there’s still a great plan for you! God says it’s still intact. Let go and take hold of the Holy Spirit’s leading, and I am a living witness, he will still get you there. 

Prayer: Father, I praise you and thank you for speaking to me in a real way. I have to let it go and move with you now. Help me to stop tinkering with the past and embrace my now. Help me see and hear you right now. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

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Abandon it.

December 12, 2022

“So it came to pass, when they had brought them outside, that he said, ‘Escape for your life! Do not look behind you nor stay anywhere in the plain. Escape to the mountains, lest you be destroyed.’But his wife looked back behind him, and she became a pillar of salt” Genesis 19:17-26, NKJV.

I like basketball, but I had to let it go. I’m not saying I won’t watch basketball again, but it won’t ever have a certain place in my life anymore. I had to abandon it.

You won’t ever do this with a person or your marriage, but as you go into a new year, some things you are going to have to abandon. Recognize anything that has a hold on you that shouldn’t. Pivot away from what you realize didn’t do you anything good this year, not helping you get further to where God is taking you. Like a car on the highway, you will have to stop the car of your life, let it out on the road, and drive off. Leave it there. Drive off and don’t look back.

Prayer: Father, I give you glory, and I thank you for all that you have done. I am willing to fast or fast from it if I need to, but this isn’t going into the new year with me. Help me to stop and abandon it. By your grace, this is getting out of my life, and I’m not looking back. I’m receiving everything you have for me. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Luke 9:62, Philippians 3:13-14

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Men Help Men

December 11, 2022

“But I have prayed for you, that your faith should not fail; and when you have returned to Me, strengthen your brethren” Luke 22:32, NKJV.

In God’s eyes, you’re not winning if you’re not helping anybody. Real winning is when you get beyond yourself and help someone else win. We are called to make disciples, called to win the lost. What pleases the Father is when we let our light shine, doing good works so that he is glorified. We sharpen one another. As the Lord strengthens you, share some wisdom and strengthen another brother. As he even helps you through your test, reach back with your testimony of how God is still blessing you. Even on the cross, Jesus was a part of someone else’s victory.

Someone prayed for you. Someone’s prayers help you through your pain, and now the Lord says to help someone else through theirs. As we get closer to the return of Jesus, we are being called closer to one another because he knew we would need to encourage each other to be all he called us to be. Help another brother get through it and thrive. Help him be free.

Prayer: Father, I give you praise and glory. Thank you for speaking to me. Real winning is helping someone else win in life. Help me to be like You, Jesus. Men help men. You have changed me. May I help another brother in any way you tell me to. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Luke 22:31-32, Psalm 51:12-14, Matthew 5:16, Hebrews 10:25

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A Wife to Hold

December 10, 2022

A wife to hold when it gets cold
Or when it got hot
You know what I mean by hot
It’s what they did when they tied the knot
Until all of a sudden, her heart stopped
My brother’s heart dropped
Now there’s too much space in the bed
On his chest, she would softly rest her head
He misses her hair that use to
Get in his mouth too
As she lay caressing him too
A love every day new
A love every day true
A love strong no matter what they been through
A love that will get through this too
Because when you miss the wife you use to hold
You can go to the One that will hold the soul
The One that will catch every tear
The One that will say I’m here
to hold you.

The wife you use to hold is cheering you on too
As she walks with Jesus on streets of gold
She says I miss you too
There’s nothing I’m going through
Who knows
One day He may introduce you
to someone new
It’s okay for you to soar
It’s okay to be more
It’s okay to do what He says
Please hold another that says
“Boy, turn that bright light on that phone off and turn your tail over in this bed. I want your chest to lay my head.”
You can hold again while you still hold on to me.

“Thou art all fair, my love; there is no spot in thee.” Song of Solomon 4:7

Prayer: Father God, thank you for touching my brother’s heart. If my brother has lost his wife and is no longer able to hold her at night, Father, I pray He holds on to you. Comfort his heart and let him know you are with him. Help him receive your joy over the new things you have in store for him. For my married brother, help him see his wife as a gift he’s been blessed to hold. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Psalms 34:18, 2 Corinthians 1:3-4

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Leave here empty.

December 9, 2022

“For the kingdom of heaven is like a man traveling to a far country, who called his own servants and delivered his goods to them…His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord” Matthew 25:14 & 21, NKJV.

“These are the gifts You gave me, and this is what I did with them. You gave me these talents, and this is what I did with them for Your kingdom. These are the dreams you put in my heart, and here they are. I cooperated with You to bring them to pass. You called me, and I answered Father. I left empty.”

There’s a lot in you, and God put it there. He made and fashioned you, ordained you for good works, and win others to Christ. You are loaded with purpose. Like the ruler with his servants, He gave you talents, and one day you will leave this earth and have to account for what you did with them. I pray, my brother, that you don’t leave here with them still inside of you. Look around and discern that Jesus is all that matters now. Obey God. Leave here empty.

Prayer: Father, thank You for Your word. I praise You for loading me with gifts and talents for the kingdom and winning others to You. I’m loaded with purpose! Help me to do everything You gave them to me for. Help me not be afraid. I will walk out every assignment You’ve given me. I will leave here empty. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Matthew 25:1-30, Ephesians 2:10, 1 Timothy 4:7-8

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I declare over you.

December 7, 2022

“But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light” 1 Peter 2:9, NKJV.

“You will also declare a thing, and it will be established for you…” Job 22:28, NKJV.

I declare you are the healed of the Lord. Your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, and that temple is healed. I declare you will run and not get weary. You will walk and not faint. You have divine skills, and the Lord has blessed the work of your hands. You are an influencer in the earth. You have impact in your home and the workplace. Your wife is happy and whole. The Lord is setting you up for success as the new year approaches. You may see one thing, but God is calling it another. He’s calling the end from the beginning, and He says you are whole, rich in good works, blessed beyond measure, happy as can be, joy uncontainable, mind renewed, refreshed as the breeze on a summer’s day, and calm as the ocean on a beach, trusting in the Lord Who fights for you. The One Who is holy and without spot in Him. Your heavenly Father loves you, and you are receiving that love today.

Prayer: Thank You, Lord, for all You’ve done for me. I receive what You declare over me. I am a rich man, and you favor me. I am blessed and of good courage. Help me, Holy Spirit. Have Your way in my life today. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Deuteronomy 28:1-14, Galatians 3:13-14, Ephesians 1:3, 3 John 1:2

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What was meant for evil, God is turning for good.

December 6, 2022

“But as for you, you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive” Genesis‬ ‭50:20‬ ‭NKJV‬‬.

So many times in my life, I have seen what the enemy meant for evil, the Lord would turn it for good. Joseph was the proof of what a good God can do.

I don’t know what you’ve been through, but don’t worry. God is going to take what the devil meant for evil and turn it for good in your life. What looks like the enemy did to destroy you is going to be used to catapult you higher. God will use what feels like is crushing you to produce the oil of His anointing, His power, on your life. It’s going to save you and others. What appeared to be where you failed will be turned into the key to your success, and great blessings will come. What was meant to tear your family apart is going to bring your family together. He’s going to heal your scars and give you a testimony of the faithfulness of God. What you receive in the valley will take you to the mountaintop. He will use it all to carry you into an appointed assignment, appointed growth, and an appointed plan for your life.

Be encouraged. It won’t end the way the devil wants it to, but how God wants it to. He’s going turn it all for your good.

Prayer: Father, thank You. You are an awesome God. You take what the devil meant for evil and turn it for my good. Everything I’ve been through. I’m deeply encouraged. Help me to remain faithful. The enemy can’t stop what You desire to do in my life. At Your appointed time, I will see how You will use it all for my good and Your glory. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Genesis 37:18-36 & 50:15-23, Romans 8:28

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The God of Wonder

December 4, 2022

“You are the God who does wonders; You have declared Your strength among the peoples” Psalm 77:14, NKJV.

“O Lord, You are my God. I will exalt You, I will praise Your name, For You have done wonderful things; your counsels of old are faithfulness and truth” Isaiah 25:1, NKJV.

How God does what He does, I can’t explain. How He moves, when He moves, how He changes, things are beyond me. How He turns things around is beyond me.

Your life may not look like you want it to yet, but be patient. Don’t discount the God of wonder. Your breakthrough could happen today. Today could be the day your spouse changes. You could be a different person after today–and not even realize how He did it. There’s no telling what the God that does wonderful things may do. He’s turning hearts around. The Lord is healing wounds and setting people free. He blesses us beyond what we ask for and even with what we just thought of having. You have strength somehow. He rescued you somehow. If you slow down, you will see with awe the God of wonder is at work in your life and be thankful to Him.

Prayer: Father, I give You all the glory for Who You are. You made everything I see. Help me to be undisturbed by the difficulties I experience in life. I serve the God of wonder. Your thought and ways are far above mine, and I will seek to keep my eyes of faith on how You do wonderful things. How Jesus set me free, and You won’t ever leave me. You are doing great things in me. I thank You that I won’t ever lose my wonder of You! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Daniel 4:2, Psalm 40:5, Isaiah 9:6, Ephesians 3:20

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His timing is perfect.

December 3, 2022

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

Winter. Spring. Summer. Fall. God created every natural season and there is a time for them all. God has done and always does great things for us, but sometimes the challenge for us is that He does them in His timing, not our own. God’s timing may not be your timing, but the truth is still the same: His timing, His season, is always on time.

Just as He is perfect and full of wonder, so is everything that He does. He is never late, and no matter how it appears, He’s never behind schedule and always in control. He knows all of your days. The Lord knows how and when to bless you. He even knows better what we need than you ever will. Leave it in His hands by trusting Him, and be grateful for what you have. Be grateful for who you have. Just as His timing is perfect, what He has for you will be perfect also.

Prayer: Father, You are a good, and You be any other way. Everything You do and how You do it is full of wonder, and Your timing is perfect. Help me to trust You. Help me to know that it’s in Your hands. I choose to be thankful for who I have and what I have. Thank You for receiving Your best for me. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Ecclesiastes 3:11, Lamentations 3:25-26, Psalm 126, James 1:17

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Open your mouth and fight!

December 1, 2022

“Why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God; For I shall yet praise Him, The help of my countenance and my God” ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭43:5‬, NKJV‬‬.

“I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the Lord” Psalms‬ ‭118:17‬, NKJV‬.

King David said a lot in scripture to God. The reason is he was fighting. He was fighting with his prayers. He was fighting with his declarations. He would boast on God in the midst of the challenge, then boast even more after God gave him the victory he believed for. He had a struggle, but he declared in the struggle. He felt feelings of depression, but he fought with his mouth and overcame negative emotions.

The trial shows what we believe by what we speak while in it. If you’re being tested, I challenge you to declare your way through it. Open your mouth and bring light and hope into it. Your mouth is your weapon. If you allow the enemy to run over you, he will. Open your mouth and fight! Declare what the Lord says. Open your mouth and say the Lord will defend me. It may look one way, I may feel one way, but I will hope in God, who fights for me. The Lord is on my side.

Prayer: Father, I praise You! I will open my mouth and fight. I will not die, but live to declare Your works and Your goodness! In the presence of my enemies, I declare You are defending me. I come against the enemy who is defeated and I say I will overcome. The Lord fights for me and He is on my side. Hallelujah! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Proverbs 18:21, 2 Corinthians 4:13

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Reach for Thankfulness.

November 24, 2022

“In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you” 1 Thessalonians 5:18, NKJV.

“If He dresses the lilies with beauty and splendour, how much more will He clothe you. If He watches over every sparrow, How much more does He love you” – Jireh, Maverick City.

He’s kept you and carried you. You may be hurting, but you can thank God that He heals all wounds. Be thankful for the God Who clothes you. Grateful that He watches over you. Thankful for friends and loved ones that are still here. Grateful for the wife you can still hold at night. Your mom may talk your ear off, but as you sit by her side today, she’s still here. Reach for thankfulness, not for what’s different this year, what you’re going through, or what has changed, but for how Jesus remains the same.

The gratitude that you reach for will cause you to find God in it. The God Who is good and Who knows every why. The God of the breakthrough. The God that brings water supernaturally in desert places. Reach for Me and be thankful.

Prayer: Father, You are good, and I praise You! I reach for You, and I choose to reach for thankfulness. You hold all the why’s in my life. I receive Your joy. Some things have changed, but Jesus, you are the same. Use me to be a great blessing today. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Hebrews 13:8, Psalm 30:5 & 147:3

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A Message from the Lord for you.

November 23, 2022

“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.

“Don’t lean to your own understanding. I have something completely different in mind for you. You are going to have to trust Me. You are going to have to trust Me with what you’re going through. You are going to have to trust Me to do something new. You are going to have to trust Me with what’s uncomfortable. Now is the season for your breakthrough and win, but you are going to have to trust Me,” says the Spirit of God.

Prayer: Thank You, Father, for speaking to me. Your plan is much bigger than the circumstances around me. Help me not to lean on my own understanding, but trust You, even in the midst of this. You need my whole heart, all of my heart, to trust You. Show and reveal to me Holy Spirit Your will for me, and that’s what I will submit to. Thank You for my breakthrough and my win. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Isaiah 55:8-9, Jeremiah 29:11, John 21:6

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You didn’t know, but I needed that.

November 20, 2022

“It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life” John‬ ‭6:63‬ ‭NKJV‬‬.

In these times, people are going through a lot and we don’t know it. We don’t know the half of their story or situation. So when you take a moment to lift them up with something God reveals to you about them and their victory, it is very impactful.

People light up when, they are comforted, strengthened, and encouraged when at the right moment, you give a good word in season to them.

Pursue not to withhold your good word of encouragement. It’s inspiring when you decide to give out what you feel like you need because you may be going through the fire too. You feel like you’re in the lion’s den too. Yet, you’ll drink from the same cup of encouragement you gave to someone else. You’ll see God shut the lion’s mouth in your own life as you open up yours. Jesus the Lion of Judah lives in you and when you let Him speak, His words are so powerful, so full of life, it will change them and you at the same time. As the Lord leads you, yield to what He directs you to say. Your comfort, your truth, or even your wisdom may be the difference maker in a brother’s life.

Prayer: Father, thank You! People are going through a lot and they need You. Help me to let You speak through me to help someone in the midst of what they’re going through. I would want someone to do the same for me. It will be exactly what they needed and be encouraged to go on. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

“Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs it down, But a good (encouraging) word makes it glad” Proverbs‬ ‭12:25‬, Amplified.

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He’s does the unexpected.

November 19, 2022

“Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us” Ephesians 3:20, NKJV.

God does the unexpected. I have had it happen so many times in my life when He has blindsided me with a blessing, with favor, with victory. I was on my journey, and He answered me.

You may or may not be expecting Him to show up, but He’s at the door. He didn’t forget your prayer. The Father’s only desire is to be good to you. From the greatest to the smallest details, the Lord’s hand is intricately involved in your life, and in your journey. So Let your faith stand strong in His word, ability, and love toward you His son. At the right sovereign moment, He’s going to come through for you and do beyond what you thought He would do.

Prayer: Father, I give You praise. Do the unexpected in my life. You are able to do above and beyond what I can ask or think of. I believe it, Lord! Your thoughts are toward changing and blessing my life in a great way. I may not know how or when, but I believe You will bless me and do what You said You will do. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Matthew 21:22, Jeremiah 29:11, Psalm 42:11, Proverbs 23:18

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Your challenge, your opportunity.

November 18, 2022

“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 have to have us. That doesn’t mean we cave in within them. 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 hope and an expected end. Your challenge is your opportunity in disguise.

Your challenge is your opportunity to build your trust in God and to be blessed by God. It’s God’s opportunity to promote, provide, reveal, and make a way. It’s an opportunity to hold your watch Him save. Draw closer to Christ for wisdom, and hear Him speak to you something about your life beyond how things appear.

In these times, be confident and confront your obstacle. 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 propels us forward.

Prayer: Father, thank You for giving me the right view on any challenge before me. Give me eyes to see what You see. This challenge is an opportunity in disguise. I ask for wisdom. Jesus, I receive Your courage today. You are doing something great for me and in me. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Jeremiah 29:11, John 16:33, James 1:5

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Declare Only Victory

November 17, 2022

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

Today, I declare stress has no victory over you. Sickness, lack, pain, and 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 have supernatural rest 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 declare only victory.

Prayer: Father, I thank You that I can speak and declare a thing and it is so. I speak only victory over your life. Help me remain strong and allow nothing else to be released from my mouth but praise. I am triumph. I receive it today. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

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

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Call on the name of Jesus.

November 14, 2022

“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 one night and in the dream, I saw demons in the doorway of every room of our home. I was also in my bed, and the devil was 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 dream stopped, and I woke up with a feeling of victory.

I don’t know what secret plot or scheme the devil has against you, but it will not prosper. You’ve been empowered to call on the name of Jesus and push back the enemy pursuing to hold your life down. Not in this hour. Not in this season. Your victory will be abundantly received. 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, the enemy must flee.

Prayer: Father, I give You all of the glory. Thank You, Jesus, for the power that is in Your great name. I call on Your great name right now, and demons must flee. When I call Your great name, you strengthen me and give me victory. I am unstoppable in You! In Your name, I pray, Amen.

Study: John 14:13-14, James 4:7

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God wants you to be you.

November 13, 2022

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

“And the Angel of the Lord appeared to him, and said to him, “The Lord is with you, you mighty man of valor!”
‭‭Judges‬ ‭6:12‬ ‭NKJV‬‬.

I work with aircraft and engines where there are spare parts. If the original part is lost or damaged, we can just call spares and get a new one.

You are not a spare part. You are not a duplicate that God switches out to use. You are original, fashioned, and fit by God to be who only you can be. There’s no replacement of you my brother. Others may do it, but there is only one of you. God gave other people gifts, and abilities and made them wonderful also, but can’t no one can do it like you do it. It confirms how great you are ordained to be.

God also has a specific plan for your life. One. There is no spare of your calling and purpose. This means He won’t switch out His plan for you because you had a damaging moment. His plan remains intact and He simply fixes you. He makes all things new and restores you to your original place. God wants you to be you and be who He called you to be.

Prayer: Father, thank You for fearfully and wonderfully making me. I’ve been through some things, but You fixed me and made me new. Your plan is still intact for me. You desire for me to be everything You created me to be. Show me more of the greatness in me. Help me be me and let You use me. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Jeremiah 1:5, 2 Timothy 1:9

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Man to man, it’s going to cost you.

November 10, 2022

“Then he said to the crowd, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must give up your own way, take up your cross daily, and follow me. If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake, you will save it” Luke 9:23-24, NLT.

Man to man, it will cost you everything to follow Jesus. He will say stand for Me. Love those that purposely hurt you. Forgive when you don’t feel like it. Humble yourself to His timing and surrender to His will.

It will cost you when this company wants you to work for them, but God tells you to work for another. It will cost you when you see this vocation pays so much better, but God says, do what I called you to do where there appears to be no money. She may be beautiful, but God says to look at the heart and not the outward appearance only–not her. There is no telling where Jesus will tell you to follow him to.

You may give up everything, but like Jesus, that’s not your end. Yes, Jesus died, but He rose. Jesus died, but He lives and reigns. You will live and reign also. You may give up what you like, but you will end up with what you love. You may give up your way, but you’ll find God’s way to be much better, for Jesus says His yoke is easy, and His burden is light. You may let her go, but He blesses you with a godly woman fit for you—beautiful inside and outside. The reward is what the devil doesn’t want you to consider. Consider the cost and always pursue to remember the reward that will come from it.

Prayer: Father, I praise You. You are a good God! Thank you for challenging me to follow you, Jesus, no matter the cost. I don’t want it just to sound good, but that I walk in it. May I always consider the reward and keep it before me. No matter what I give up, You will always cause me to receive far greater than I can imagine in my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Hebrews 12:2, Matthew 11:30

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He’s given you hind’s feet.

November 9, 2022

“He maketh my feet like hinds’ feet, and setteth me upon my high places” Psalm 18:33, KJV.

A hind or female red deer have feet that allow them to climb rough, mountainous areas easily. They can tread on rocky terrain, scale mountains gracefully, leap even 12-15 ft. high, and reach the top of high places. You may be facing a challenge now, but hear the Lord: Do not fear. I will make your feet like hinds’ feet to reach your high places.

When you need hind’s feet, the Lord will give them to you. He is your unlimited Strength. You can go as high as you need to go. You can reach your high places. No matter the rough terrain you experience, the Lord is empowering you to leap over it. You can walk on top of them, using them as the footing for your next ascent. One after another, as you walk by faith, the Lord is using them to catapult you. Your destiny is high places.

Prayer: Father, I praise You today. What a joyful truth to know that You make my feet like hinds’ feet. I thank You for the hinds’ feet and for the strength and confidence that I can overcome all obstacles. I ask for Your grace, and I receive it to leap with ease and to tread all rough terrain. Through Christ, I have the strength and freedom to reach my high places. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: 2 Samuel 22:34Habakkuk 3:19Romans 8:28

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Careless in the Care of God

November 8, 2022

“If you decide for God, living a life of God-worship, it follows that you don’t fuss about what’s on the table at mealtimes or whether the clothes in your closet are in fashion…Look at the birds, free and unfettered, not tied down to a job description, careless in the care of God. And you count far more to him than birds.”‭‭Matthew‬ ‭6:25-26‬, Message Bible.

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 without a care in the world.

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 ceases to fail them. If God provides for them, would He not provide for you? If He works each day out 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 or hold on to, 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 His will and purpose for your life, 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 abundantly my life and not worry about the situations of my life. May I enjoy my precious moments. May I laugh like I’ve already overcome. I will fly in my freedom that Jesus has given me. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Matthew 6:25-341 Peter 5:7

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Let Him reset you.

November 7, 2022

“And Jesus answered and said to her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things. But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her” Luke‬ ‭10:41-42‬ ‭NKJV‬‬.

“Let us search out and examine our ways, and turn back to the Lord” Lamentations 3:40, NKJV.

On technology devices, there is a reset button, that when pressed, restores the device to its original settings, back to how it began. There are times in our lives when we can get so far from God’s original plan. For whatever reason, we’re have added to our lives different assignments, relationships, and tasks that are good, but not God. For whatever reason, we made some wrong turns or we’re distracted, and we wonder how we get back to where we should be. We’ve complicated our life, with what God never intended to be in our life.

When life gets to be overwhelming, complicated, busy, and frustrating, we know it’s time to press reset. Let God restore you to your original place in Him. Return to the simplicity of your walk with Jesus Christ. Let Him reestablish, resettle and reconfirm you. As we come to the close of the year, let God reset you.

Prayer: Father God, my life has gotten away from where you want me to be. I’ve added projects, relationships, and all this stuff to my life that You never told me to add. Forgive me. I thank You for an abundance of grace, and I know when I stay with Your plans there’s life and peace. Bring me back to the simplicity of my walk and that place where it’s all about You. Your will be done in me. Reset me, Lord. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Study: Luke 10:40-42, Jeremiah 24:7, Ephesians 5:17, Revelation 2:1-4

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A year of new things and permanent change.

November 6, 2022

“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.

At the beginning of each year, the Lord gives me a word for the year for me and my family. It’s for you to receive too. Without fail, that word always comes to pass. I felt led this morning to send you a reminder of what He said this year will be. It’s not over yet. I pray it blesses you and your family.

“New. The Lord has great things in store for you. I believe God’s will for the Body of Christ this year is His people will enter new things. There will be new experiences, new territory, new priorities, new levels of income, new and fresh eyes to see what advancing God’s kingdom truly means, and a new heart to be about God’s business of reaching and touching lives. There are going to be great new victories you will experience—so many awesome new things that you will encounter in 2022. I also believe this will be a year of permanent change. There are things in your life God is going to change. He’s going to turn it around. He’s going to do a work in you internally, and once He does it, it will remain. The changes He will accomplish in you will not be something you experience for a moment, but it will be something you experience for a lifetime because it will be a permanent change from the Lord.”

Prayer: Father, thank You for this reminder of the prophetic word for this year. I receive it for me and my family. No matter what I’ve seen, haven’t seen, or been through, I thank You the year isn’t over yet. Show up and show out in these remaining months. Thank you for making this a year of new things and permanent change! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Isaiah 42:9; Ephesians 3:20

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Yes, Lord.

November 3, 2022

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

This is the day that the Lord has made for you! That’s right, today. Rejoice and be glad in it. His love, goodness, power and grace have filled your day. He’s ordained great things for you. He lives in your day. He is at work in your day, and He made it good.

So pick up the phone because the Lord is calling you. Answer Him by saying yes Lord it’s a good day. Yes, Lord, I am an overcomer today. Yes, Lord, I will be all that You called me to be.

Prayer: Father, I’ll give you all the glory, honor, and praise. You blessed me with a new day and I say yes to You. I say yes to Your will today. I say yes that I can run and not get weary. I will walk and not faint. Today will be awesome because You made it for me. Yes, I will be all You created me to be. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Psalm 85:12, Isaiah 40:31, John 10:10


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The Anchor you can hold on to.

November 1, 2022

“Thus God, determining to show more abundantly to the heirs of promise the immutability of His counsel, confirmed it by an oath, that by two immutable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we might have strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold of the hope set before us. This hope we have as an anchor of the soul…” Hebrews 6:17-19a, NKJV.

An anchor is a heavy object attached to a rope or chain and used to moor a vessel to the sea bottom, typically having a metal shank with a ring at one end for the rope and a pair of curved or barbed flukes at the other. It keeps ships from drifting or being pulled away. Therefore, the shipowner rests, putting their hope in their anchor to keep their ship, even in the biggest storm.

When the storms come, and you find they begin to rage the most, Jesus is your sure and steadfast hope. He is as sure and steadfast even before the storm came. He’s the Anchor of your soul.

Even when you don’t understand it all, trust Him. Like the two curved flukes on an anchor, one side holds by God’s promises, and the other holds by God’s oath that He swore by Himself that cannot lie. At your highest. At your lowest. Even at the bottom, there’s an anchor for you. That’s what Jesus came for to give you hope of mercy, favor, and blessing that you can always hold on to.

Prayer: Father, thank You that Jesus is the Anchor of my soul. I have a sure hope in You. Father is faithful to keep Your word. Help me to stand on Your word and keep my eyes on You. You are my joy and peace that I yield to right now. I will always move on my behalf and give me victory! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Hebrews 6:13-19, John 16:33

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The best way to handle going through something.

October 31, 2022

“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 residence in the Lord. He is your refuge, fortress, and shield. He is your Strength.

If you keep your mind on Him and His word, 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.

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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Move out of the way and let God do it.

October 30, 2022

“But You, O Lord, are a shield for me, My glory and the One who lifts up my head” Psalms‬ ‭3:3‬, NKJV.

One of the hardest things to do is to step aside and let God handle a situation. You may have been wronged, falsely accused, and mistreated, but as angry as you may feel you have to use wisdom in how you handle it. Place your trust in God and receive His wisdom. He will guide you and instruct you. And if He says, “do nothing”, do nothing. Your nothing gives Him room to do something. He is King and He is in control. Trust that God will vindicate you. Trust that He will clear your name. Trust that He will prepare a table before you right in the presence of your enemies. Trust that He will turn the heart of the king because the king’s heart is in His hands. Move out of the way and let Him be what you need Him to be. There are consequences of taking matters into your own hands, but the rewards of letting God fight your battles are great! Move out of the way and let God do it!

Prayer: Father, I receive Your word. Help me to step aside and let You into this situation. Help me leave it alone and trust You. You knew these things would happen way before I did. Vindicate me, Lord. Be my defense. I lift You up and I put my trust in You. I receive Your peace now. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Study: 2 Chronicles 20:15, Proverbs 21:1

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He is Greater!

October 29, 2022

“You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.” 1 John 4:4, NKJV.

Know that deep inside you rests a power that, by faith, can move mountains because of the greater One that lives in you. It’s a fight not to allow ourselves to fall prey to those negative voices and those against us. The TRUTH and the good news is that the devil and none of those people he uses to come against you matter. God deemed you perfect to do His will. You are here, and you are alive, so surely God has a great purpose for your life.

If you ever face an obstacle you don’t know how to overcome, speak this verse over your life. Proclaim it in Jesus’ name. When you feel like asking, “why me?” Then, you must ask yourself, why Noah? Why Moses? Why Joshua, Jacob, and David? They all were chosen to do great things, and you are as well.

You are fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 114:39). Every fiber of your being is specifically designed to do His will, and at your very core rests His great Spirit, which is something no one can take away from you. Praise God for His Holiness. Praise God that we can be strong and blessed because He is greater!

Prayer: Father God, You are greater! You are greater in me! I cast down all negative thoughts. Bless my physical man and take it wherever You desire, and may it be used for Your glory. Let me be a shining light in the darkness for all who cross my path. Lord, thank You for brothers and friends who always remind us that You are greater in us! Bless my brothers abundantly. I pray this in Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Jeremiah 10:6Psalm 77:13 and 96:4Nahum 1:3

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You are unstoppable!

October 28, 2022

“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.

If you feel weary, if you feel discouraged, don’t run away from God, run to Him. Pour out your heart to Him and wait (put your hope and expectation) 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, full of destiny in Him, and you truly can’t be stopped.

Prayer: Father, I give You praise. 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 who strengthens me! Help me wait on You and put my expectations on You. Thank You for making me unstoppable! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Philippians 4:132 Corinthians 5:171 John 4:4

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As you think in your heart, so are you.

October 27, 2022

As you think in your heart, so are you.”For as he thinks in his heart, so is he…” Proverbs 23:7, NKJV

My brother, you can’t wait for people to change their minds about you before you do what God has called you to do. Nor can you wait for people to believe in you before you believe in yourself. Those days are over. You’re moving forward, and you’re letting nothing and no one stop you. The only power people’s thoughts will have over you is the power you give them. No more! Through the power of the Holy Spirit, you’re stripping off every hold you’ve allowed others to have on you. You’re not controlled by people’s thoughts of you; you’re controlled and governed by the Holy Spirit of God. You’re not swayed by people’s opinions; you are swayed by the wind of God’s Spirit. 

As you think in your heart, so are you. You will think about the right things. You are chosen by God, handpicked to be favored by Him. You are loved unconditionally by God. Every season is your season of breakthrough. The voice of God’s Spirit and His truth will be the greatest and loudest voice in your life. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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You’re New Now

October 26, 2022

“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 if can you make it. You wonder if can you really do what the Father is asking of you, and if can you become the man God wants you to be.

Yet, God says look who resides in you now, Jesus Christ. You have a 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 rest on you. God has redeemed your life from destruction and Jesus has sitted you in heavenly places with him. You have a 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’m new now! Allow Your word to renew my mind to the great work You’ve done for me. I leave my past and go forward into what You’ve destined for me. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Ephesians 2:5-7 & 10, Philippians 4:13

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While It’s Day

October 24, 2022

“I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work” John 9:4, NKJV.

Jesus knew He was on the earth for a specific reason. While He was living, He worked the works of God. 

Your life is your season. It is your day. One day night will come, and you will ask yourself whether I did the works of God while I had the chance. While you are living, while you have the strength, while your mind is sharp, while the idea is fresh, while the doors are open, work while it’s day.

While it’s day, while the kids are young, enjoy them. While you have your wife, bless her. While you can encourage your friends, call and impact them. Night will come, and one day they will be gone. 

There is also a season for all things, and we have to be mindful of the timing of God. When it is your season, your time, and His Spirit is moving on your heart. Work the works of God. Be strong and advance His kingdom. You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you. 

Prayer: Father, I give You all the praise, honor, and glory today. Thank You for all that You are doing in my life. I pray for myself and other men to understand our time and season. I can do all things through Christ, which strengthens me. Help us to seize every moment and work while it’s day. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.

Study: Psalm 63:8Isaiah 40:312 Timothy 2:1

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He will never fail to show you what to do.

October 23, 2022

“If you don’t know what you’re doing, pray to the Father. He loves to help. You’ll get his help and won’t be condescended to when you ask for it. Ask boldly, believing, without a second thought…” James 1:5-6, Message Bible.

There have been times in my life when I just didn’t know what God’s will was for me. I didn’t know what decision to make, or where to turn. There have been times when although I knew what to do, I didn’t know how or when to do it.

If God can tell Noah how to build an ark, if He can give David wisdom on how to defeat his enemies, if the Lord can tell Esther what to say and do before the king to save her people, if He can tell Joshua how to bring down the mighty walls of Jericho, if Jesus can reveal to Peter that there was money in the mouth of a fish, an impartial God, a good God will show you what to do also.

Sometimes it’s wise to step away from your very environment to a quiet place to hear Him. No matter the pressure, the complexity of your situation, or your decision, there will never be a time that your Father will fail to show you what to do.

Prayer: Father God, I thank You that You are good and You’ve never failed me. Help me not to worry but believe on You. Make the answer I need very clear to me. You showed many in Your word what to do, You will do the same for me. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen!

Study: James 1:5-8, Colossians 3:15

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There’s only one you.

October 22, 2022

“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.

My brother, God had something specific in mind for your life when He created you. He has a plan and purpose solely for you. Just as original as your DNA, there’s only one ‘you’ coming through this earth. You are God’s son, fearfully and wonderfully made, highly regarded, formed by His hand, filled with God’s Spirit, and full of good and perfect gifts to use to glorify Him. Because of who you are, the devil fights you hard, but because of who your God is, you will reign in life through Jesus!

Prayer: Father, thank You! You’ve made one me, and 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. Completely reveal the great purpose specifically for me and I will live this original life. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.

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

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Love Them

October 20, 2022

“Love never fails…” 1 Corinthians 13:8, NKJV.

I started changing my mentality recently to straightforward love. I’m not perfect at it. As a matter of fact, I fail quite often. But I truly believe very few situations, things, or people change due to anger, disapproval, or hatred. The love of God is the only thing that actually changes a person. I think you put the love of God in the situation. I think you love that person that has issues with you, even if it’s from afar. I think you love that person that has a bad habit, addiction, or even lifestyle that you don’t agree with. You love them and love on them. The goal isn’t to love them for them to change. The goal is to love them the same way God loves us—unconditionally, showing unrestrained Grace. Give love to your wife or husband when they are doing the exact opposite of what you think they should be doing. God has them. Love that crazy coworker that you really want to call some bad names daily. Love your children who aren’t being what you know they’re capable of being. If they don’t change, that’s between them and God. If they do change, God be the Glory. Again, I’m going to mess this up from time to time. I won’t always agree with you, but I’ll love the crap out of you, and I’m happy for you when you are happy, and I’m happy for you when you find success. Even if it doesn’t turn out how you would like it to be, I’m still going to be here for you, Loving you.

Written by: Keir Chapple, brother

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Nothing more, nothing less.

October 18, 2022

“Therefore David inquired again of God, and God said to him, ‘You shall not go up after them; circle around them, and come upon them in front of the mulberry trees. And it shall be, when you hear a sound of marching in the tops of the mulberry trees, then you shall go out to battle, for God has gone out before you to strike the camp of the Philistines.” 1 Chronicles 14:14-15, NKJV.

King David inquired of the Lord twice with fighting the Philistines, and God gave him detailed instructions regarding each of those decisions before him. David did nothing more and nothing less than what God told him, and he won each battle.

When you ask God what you should do regarding a decision or challenge before you, God will show you what to do and when and how to do it. When He does, do nothing more and nothing less than what He says, and you’ll win every battle. Success is in the details. Victory is in the details. If God says, take two steps and then turn, then do that. If He leads you to enjoy yourself, and go on a short vacation, don’t take a long one. The Holy Spirit will lead and guide us. He is our Helper. It is up to us to slow down, listen to His leading, and do nothing more, nothing less.

Prayer: Father, I thank You for always being present to help me, and You know what’s best for me. As I seek You regarding the decisions before me or what I’m facing, show me exactly how to handle them. Teach me to slow down, listen and do nothing more and nothing less than what You say. That is all I need to do to be blessed and victorious! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: 1 Chronicles 14:10-17Proverbs 8:35Isaiah 1:19,1 Corinthians 10:13