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A New You

October 2, 2022

“Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?…” Isaiah 43:19, ESV.

“And the vessel he was making of clay was spoiled in the potter’s hand, and he reworked it into another vessel, as it seemed good to the potter to do” Jeremiah 18:4, ESV.

God spoke to me at the beginning of the year and told me this would be a year of new things and permanent change. One of the greatest things about what He spoke was He said there would be a new you.

He’s making a new you. There’s a new change He’s doing in your heart and mind, your outlook on life, your contentment, new freedom, and most of all, your love for God. God has already done new things in your life, but He’s not done yet. He’s still at work, and you can discern you’re right at the cusp for more that He’s completing. There’s even a new man emerging from the trials you’ve been through. Let Him keep working in you. Keep saying yes to His will.

Don’t stop pressing forward in God until you see a new you.

Prayer: Father, thank You that what You speak always comes to pass. This is a year of new things and permanent change. I ask that You do a new thing in me. I desire a new man to break forth. Change me permanently as I surrender to Your will. By the time this year is over, I will see a new me. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Isaiah 43:18-19, Romans 12:2, 2 Corinthians 5:17, Psalm 51:10

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You Are Free!

October 1, 2022

“…the Son, though, has an established position, the run of the house. So if the Son sets you free, you are free through and through” John‬ ‭8:35-36, Message Bible.

Make this confession with me this morning: I am free! I’m not bound by my past. I have no limitations. Jesus has paid the price for all my sins, and I live with no chains. I am not under sin but grace. I am free to love God and walk with Him. I am free to understand and retain His Word. I can hear His voice. I am not chained by depression, and the joy of the Lord flows freely in me. My faith, ambition, and confidence are free. I can do all things by the strength He provides. I am free to be me. I can live. The devil is under my feet like he should. I am worthy. I am encouraged. I am more than a conqueror through Christ who loves me. I am free to prosper. I am a new man, and according to God’s word, I have the mind of Christ. Wealth freely comes to me. Favor freely comes from all directions. I am healed. I am free to walk in my purpose and make disciples. I can do what He has called me to do. I am free to enjoy this life. I am free to share Jesus. I am free to trust God and follow Christ. I am free to win. Thank You, Lord, that I’m free!

Study: John 19:30, Romans 8:37-39

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Fight With Your Faith

September 30, 2022

“Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which you were also called and have confessed the good confession in the presence of many witnesses” 1 Timothy 6:12, NKJV.

I once heard a great quote: “It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog” -Mark Twain. This is true. I would say further that it is not the size of your situation, but the size of your faith within it. The best choice you can make right now is to fight with your faith.

Jesus is the author and finisher of your faith, and your faith in God will see you through to the finish. Keep believing for what He promised you. Don’t quit because you don’t see anything yet. Your faith will award you the victory. The situation may feel rough; however, it is no match for your God and what He can do. He will not fail you. He will keep His word. When you hold fast to what is good, you will watch your victories come in by the droves in this season of your life.

You may ask yourself, “how can I strengthen my faith?” Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God (Romans 10:17). His word is powerful and able to make your faith strong within your heart.

Feeling like God has left you? God promises, “I will never leave you, nor forsake you,” according to Hebrews 13:5.

Needing provision? “But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus,” according to Philippians 4:19.

Feeling intimidated? He tells us, “Greater is He that is in us, than he that is in the world,” according to 1 John 4:4.

Fighting against laziness? Proverbs 10:4 says, “He who has a slack hand becomes poor, but the hand of the diligent makes rich.”

God will do what He said He will do. He is a good God, and He wants you to put your total trust in Him and fight the good fight of faith!

Prayer: Father, I praise You! I have the victory through Christ Jesus, and I fight with faith. You have already won the battle for me. I already have what I need. Nothing is too hard for You, according to Jeremiah 32:17. I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me, according to Philippians 4:13. I will overcome through You. Continue to lead me until I possess the victorious outcome You’ve promised me. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Numbers 23:19Romans 10:17Hebrews 12:1-2

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Think on Good Things

September 26, 2022

“Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.” Philippians 4:8, NKJV.

Sometimes our minds can be all over the place if we allow them to be, especially in the face of trials and challenges. We think about where we would be if we had more of something, what could have been, why did this happen, or what are we going to do now. This kind of thinking can cause you to be discouraged and feel defeated, absent from living right now, absent from joy.

What you choose to think about is in your hands. You decide that. Whatever is true, whatever is just or right, think on those things. Think on His word and what He says about you. Think on God’s report, and what He has said the outcome will be. Think on His power and faithfulness.

You may say that looking for something good happening in your life right now is like trying to find a needle in a haystack but fight to find it. You’ll find the Lord of all never leaves us without hope, and there is always something to be thankful for. Pursue to not think on what you see, but what God’s word says it will be.

Prayer: Father, thank You for helping me to think on good things. Help me to learn to think about what is good, honest, true, and praiseworthy to You. Help me catch myself when my mind begins to dwell on what’s wrong and what is not like You. I’m encouraged today. I choose to be a man that thinks on good things! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Proverbs 23:7, Romans 8:28

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A Man and His Prayer Closet

September 19, 2022

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

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

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

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

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

Study: Matthew 6:1-13

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Wisdom Falls Like Rain

September 17, 2022

“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.

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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He’s Surrounding You

September 16, 2022

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

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

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

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

Prayer: Father, good morning, and I give You all the glory. Thank You, Father, that You’re surrounding me. Come what may, I’m covered by You. Help me to be still and know that You are God. Help me to rest in 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 91:1-7, 5:12, 27:1; Isaiah 41:10

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

September 15, 2022

“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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You are shielded in these times.

September 14, 2022

“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 just continually falling. As I looked at myself, I noticed that I was on my knees and a circle of protection surrounded me. Nothing was harming me. The Lord spoke to me and said that there will be much that happens in these times around you, but like a shield, I will surround you, as long as you stay on your knees.

Things may be happening all around you, but 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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A Prayer for You, My Brother

September 11, 2022

“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 take a moment to pray for my brother, who is reading this right now. I pray that You minister to his heart and mind, letting him know that 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 on the throne of his heart. Help him take his rightful place in being seated in heavenly places 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 are able to do exceeding abundantly above all that he can ask or think. Help him believe that you are not only able but also willing. Help him get to know You better and get to know Your character. You said they that know their God will be strong and do great exploits. Father, deepen his understanding. 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 destroy every stronghold. If anything is preventing him from seeing Your will for His life clearly, I pray You will remove it. You know everything he is facing in his private life, and You have not and will never abandon him. If You allowed him to face a test or trial, it is because You will be glorified in the end. Breathe on him, Father, a fresh wind, and give him a fresh fire for You. Fill him with your Holy Ghost and with anticipation of You moving in his life in a great way. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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

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Sometimes, it’s tough being a man.

September 10, 2022

“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 Cor. 12:9-10, NKJV.

You’re a father and a husband. You have to love your wife as Christ loves us and make her happy. You work to provide for your family. You possibly are in leadership in the workplace or have a business where you make weighty decisions. You’re a protector. When something breaks, you’re the repair man. Where you go in life, whether good or bad, right or left, so your family goes too. You are the one God put in charge of leading your family to fulfill their purpose, and you are responsible for getting your family there. Sometimes, it is downright tough being a man. 

However, as the Lord said to Paul, He says to you–His grace is sufficient. To everything on your shoulders, His grace is sufficient. There is a dependency, a weakness in the Lord we must establish ourselves in and accept. When you are weak before Him, then you will find yourself strong. He will be strong through you. He is the only way you can be it all. You can’t do it without His grace, and He designed it that way.

Be humble each day before God and glory in your weakness so He can be your Strength. He created us to find our Source and Strength in Him. He won’t let you down. 

Prayer: Father, it’s tough sometimes, but Your grace is sufficient. The tougher things get, the more I understand I need You. I stand weak before You. Be my strength. Give me wisdom. I ask for more grace to completely be the man You’ve called me to be. Whatever I need to be in the moment, from husband to father, I receive the strength to be it. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: 2 Corinthians 12:9-10, Psalm 128, James 1:51 Corinthians 10:13

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You’ve tried it your way. Now try it God’s way.

September 5, 2022

“And He said to them, ‘Cast the net on the right side of the boat, and you will find some.’ So they cast, and now they were not able to draw it in because of the multitude of fish” John 21:6, NKJV.

All night some of the disciples had been pursuing to make a catch and nothing worked. Jesus told them to cast 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 own understanding, 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 single blessing unfold before you.

Prayer: Father, I have come to the end of myself. I’ve tried and like the disciples, I’ve caught nothing. I decide to do it Your way. I decide to live like You’ve been telling me to live. Help me to have faith in Your plans for me and Your ability, and I thank You for every single blessing unfolding before me. In Jesus’ name Amen.

Study: John 21:5-6, Jeremiah 29:11 & 32:17, Proverbs 3:5-6

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Your greatest accomplishment.

September 4, 2022

“Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house; your children will be like olive shoots around your table” Psalm 128:3, ESV.

“I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth” 3 John 1:4, ESV.

As men, we want to accomplish things. We want to conquer mountains and slay giants. Our bank accounts should be overflowing, which can cause us to be so driven to attain financial wealth. We have a purpose to complete and a calling to fulfill.

Yet, let me ask you this. When was the last time you had a movie night on the floor with your family? When was the last time you just stopped and asked your son what was really going on in his life? Does your wife need some quality time with you? Are you present, but your family is missing you?

Other accomplishments are good, but there’s no greater accomplishment in life than your relationship with the Lord and then your family. There will be no greater legacy you leave than your family. There’s power in being a man, and God appoints you to spearhead that everyone in your home is whole, thriving, heard, strong, loved, and enjoying their lives.

If there was ever a time they needed you, it’s now. You being a good father and husband is your greatest call and will be your greatest accomplishment.

Prayer: Father, I thank You for speaking to me. Help me not to neglect my home for the sake of my accomplishments. Even the things You’ve called me to do still should not cause me to lose my family. Aside from knowing You, my family is my greatest call and accomplishment. Lead me on how to minister to my family today. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Deuteronomy 6:6-9, Proverbs 4:1-9 & 22:6, Ephesians 5:25, Colossians 3:21, 1 Peter 3:7

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Keep Going

September 3, 2022

“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!

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 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. My resolve is I will keep going. I choose to walk with You and run for You today. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: John 6:12, Luke 8:22-25Mark 8:18-21

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It’s not wise to silently compare. Run your race.

August 31, 2022

“For we dare not class ourselves or compare ourselves with those who commend themselves. But they, measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise” 2 Corinthians 10:12, NKJV.

Women will talk about comparing themselves, but many men won’t. We can look at another man, what he’s accomplished, what he’s doing, and his posts, and silently compare areas of our lives and wonder if another man is better.

Be careful not to get entangled in comparing yourself to someone else. Jesus desires that you run your race. Just like a mighty God made them–He made you. You’re blessed, called, and favored by God too. You’re great too. Measuring yourself to others is unwise, and it will only be a hindrance to you, even rejoicing with them.

Don’t get caught up in another man’s journey, and it doesn’t matter where another man is. God wants you to fix your eyes forward on Jesus, remain in your lane, and run in your season. Finish your course with joy. 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 on your calling and course, not someone else’s.

Prayer: Father, You are right. Help me not to look at another man and silently compare myself. 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 helping me run my race and finishing my course with joy. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Acts 20:241 Corinthians 9:24-252 Corinthians 1:20

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It has to get past God to get to you.

August 27, 2022

“And now I say to you, keep away from these men and let them alone; for if this plan or this work is of men, it will come to nothing; but if it is of God, you cannot overthrow it—lest you even be found to fight against God” Acts 5:38-39, NKJV.

Anything trying to come against you it’s coming against God. It has to get past God to get to you, and that’s not happening. It won’t get beyond Him. The devil may try, but he will fail. He may try his plots and schemes against you, but he’ll be found fighting against God, and they will not prosper.

Stay strong. God is at work on your behalf, and if God is for you, who can be against you!

Prayer: Father, thank You for covering me on every side. You are for me, and anything against me will fail. Help me to continue to do Your will and wait patiently on You. Nothing will keep me from what You’ve ordained for every area of my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Romans 8:31, Isaiah 54:17, Acts 5:21-24

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When fear comes to grip you, stand on His word.

August 23, 2022

“When I am afraid, I put my trust in you” Psalm 56:3, ESV.

When fear comes, it comes to grip our lives, especially in these times. When you recognize it attempt to grip your life, stand on the word of God. Stand not only on His written word, but also on what He has specifically said He will fulfill in your life, and those close to you. If He said it, He will do it, and no devil in hell can change what God has promised.

Standing on the word means to apply your faith in it in your moment. Declare it in prayer, including agreeing with others to stand with you. Speak what He said specifically to you about what He will do and set your faith there.

God has not given you the spirit of fear, but of power, love, and a sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7). You are equipped to not allow fear or any form of it, to rob your joy, your peace, or your ability to emotionally and mentally function. A stronger Man has come, Who is Jesus Christ and you will not fear!

Prayer: Father, I praise You! With so much happening, when fear tries to grip me, I choose to stand on Your word. Remind me Holy Spirit of what You said will come to pass and help me to immediately walk by faith and receive it. Let that be my response. I cast my care on You today. Jesus is greater in me, and I will not be afraid. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Exodus 14:14Psalm 34:4John 14:27James 5:161 Peter 5:7

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He is with you.

August 20, 2022

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

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

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

Before you even step out to obey Him, before you consider your adversity, while you are climbing higher, while that important decision is but a thought in your mind, know this powerful truth: God is with you. Nothing comes close to the strong assurance this provides. Nothing compares to knowing He is very present and active, moving beyond what your eyes can see.

He is right there every step of the way. The Almighty is with you whether on the mountain top or in the valley. The Everlasting Father, the All-Wise God, your Strengthener, is with you. Jesus and the Holy Spirit are with you and in you to help you prevail.

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

Study: Romans 8:31

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Life Is Like a Vapor

August 17, 2022

“…For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away” James 4:14, NKJV.

The Bible says life is like a vapor. Life is like that fresh, warm cup of coffee in the morning that lets off a little smoke, and in a moment, it disappears. It’s like the visible air you see from your mouth on a cold day, but before you can turn your head, it’s gone.

Life may seem long, but it isn’t. It seems as if we have all the time in the world, yet we don’t. It is here one moment and gone the next. When you are old, will you be able to say I did everything the Lord put me here to do, or will you later in life with regret say I could have done more? I have little to show for all the potential God put in me, and this life the Lord gave me.

Be who God created you to be now. Do what He put in your heart to do now. Live life and enjoy it now. Your latter days and your eternal reward will depend on what you do with your vapor, your abundant purpose-filled destiny, that Jesus paid for.

Prayer: Father, thank You for the gift of life. It is truly like a vapor, here one day and then gone the next. Help me to give maximum effort today. I ask for your strength and grace to run like never before. I want to be and do all that You created me for. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Psalm 89:47; 1 Corinthians 9:23-25; Hebrews 12:1-2


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Let Him Fight Your Battles

August 15, 2022

“And he said, “Listen, all you of Judah and you inhabitants of Jerusalem, and you, King Jehoshaphat! Thus says the Lord to you: ‘Do not be afraid nor dismayed because of this great multitude, for the battle is not yours, but God’s” 2 Chronicles 20:15, NKJV.

Sometimes, when we face a challenge, it can appear like God is nowhere in sight. As a man, it can be tempting to take matters into your own hands and get it done. Yet, be encouraged not to take the position of God. Your position is not, and never will be, to fight the battle on your own.

Your position isn’t to fight the battle, but your to have faith in the One Who fights it for you. Your position is faith! Your position is not fear. Your position is not depression or to live without hope. Your God is always in His position to fight for you. His desire is that you be a light in the midst of it. Obey Him in the midst of it. Be an example of trust and praise in the midst of it.

If you look back over your life, even when you didn’t realize it, your God has fought many battles for you and won them all. This will be no different. Maintain your stance of faith, and let God fight your battles.

Prayer: Father, You are God, and I give You praise this morning. The battle is yours! You fight all my battles and You are fighting them now. Help me not to take Your position, but to keep my position of humility and faith. Help me to be a light to the unbeliever and an example of how to trust in You in the midst of a battle. I thank You for winning this for me. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: 2 Chronicles 20:15-201 Timothy 6:12

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Responding to limitations.

August 14, 2022

“Then the word of the Lord came to me, saying: “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.” Then said I: “Ah, Lord God! Behold, I cannot speak, for I am a youth.” Jeremiah‬ ‭1:4-6‬ ‭NKJV‬‬.

God spoke to Jeremiah about identity, and Jeremiah responded with his thought about his own identity. As soon as God told Jeremiah who he was, he responded with what he couldn’t do. What is your response when God tells you who you are? Do you respond to God with celebration, or do you respond with a limitation? Do you receive it, or do you respond with a limitation?

No matter how you may feel sometimes about your abilities, God says He formed you, knew you, sanctified you, and ordained you! This means you have a lot to be excited about, encouraging you. This is the greatest blessing to understand that He made you. A perfect God fashioned you for your purpose. He knows you, every part of you, and set you apart for what’s in your heart, for His calling. He created you for it, appointed and approved you to be who He called you to be. May the weight of God’s eternal approval of you inspire you. May it joyfully lift your head. Whatever He says He destined for you to be, you can be.

Prayer: Father, I praise You! I am who you say I am and can do what You say I can do. I receive Who You say I am. Help me not to focus on any seeming limitations, but trust in You and that I’m ordained to walk in what You’ve destined for my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Jeremiah 1:4-10, Ephesians 2:101 Corinthians 1:27-282 Corintthians 12:10

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He will be right on time!

August 13, 2022

“For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and His ears are open to their prayers; but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil” 1 Peter 3:12, NKJV.

“Then the Lord said to me, “You have seen well, for I am ready to perform My word” Jeremiah 1:12, NKJV.

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

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

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

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

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

Study: Psalm 103:20Proverbs 3:26Habakkuk 2:3

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Life is too short to hold on to stuff.

August 12, 2022

“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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Don’t let go of His promises.

August 10, 2022

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

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

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

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

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

Study: Hebrews 12:2Psalm 115:14

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Nothing can separate you from His love.

August 8, 2022

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

Through the fire, through the tough times, that try to separate you from His love, you find He’s still right there. He has proven to you time and time again, even in your mess-ups, that when He says nothing can separate you from His love, He means it. 

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

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

Prayer: Father, I praise You, and I receive Your love for me. In tough times or mess-ups, You still love me. You did the greatest act of love by giving Your son for me. I won’t stop now. I am more than a conqueror, and Your love will pull me through. Thank you, Jesus! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

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

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He’s the center of your joy.

August 7, 2022

“These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full” John 15:11, NKJV.

I wake up remembering an old song called “Jesus the center of my joy” by Richard Smallwood. What a great reminder of how everything that fulfills us, gives life meaning, strengthens us, and makes us simply happy revolves around Jesus.

The love that Jesus has for you will miraculously hold your joy together. Knowing His word and keeping it will hold your joy together and cause you to be full of it, even in the unlikeliest times. He is at the middle of your life, and all that you do for others is out of the love that He’s shown you. His desire is that you know He loves you greatly. He’s your overcoming hope and the center of your joy! I declare He’s touching your heart and making your joy full today.

Prayer: Father, I praise You. Jesus, You are the center of my joy. You are my hope and strength. You are the very heart I need to be the man You’ve called me to be. I get full of joy simply knowing You love me greatly. Help me to abide in Your word and in the love by loving others as You have loved me. My joy overflows today. In Your name, I pray, Amen.

Study: John 15:1-12, Psalm 23

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A Message from the Lord for You!

August 6, 2022

“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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You will see Him again.

August 3, 2022

“Therefore you now have sorrow; but I will see you again and your heart will rejoice, and your joy no one will take from you” John 16:22, NKJV.

Jesus prepared the disciples with the truth about Him dying on the cross. He would go away for a little while, but he would be back with them again in a little while, and they would rejoice.

We can have moments where we feel this way. It feels like He’s left for a little while. You may be experiencing some sorrow now. Things may not be going your way or like you thought. It may get hard sometimes, but hold on because You’ll see the Lord again.

You will see Him pick you up again. He’s going to move again. You’ll hear His voice. You’ll be back strong. He turns sorrow into joy. He’s going to show up again miraculously to let you know that it felt like He left for a moment, but He never left your side. You will rejoice.

Prayer: Father, thank You that joy comes in the morning. This is the hope I have in You. Jesus will never leave my side. Help me to hold on and know that I will see You again. Help me even rejoice now. I praise You for it. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: John 16:19-33Psalm 30:5

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I Will Not Fret

August 1, 2022

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” Philippians 4:6-7 NIVUK.

Paul wrote this text to the Philippians from a prison cell. It shows how amazing it is that you can have peace, even under such circumstances when we decide not to fret (continually worrying and anxious) but pray.

Naturally, it’s being a man to try to solve problems ourselves, try to make the decision, and rule over the outcome. I have been guilty of fretting and trying to solve it myself. Yet, when we don’t pray, we are simply showing God that we are not depending on Him when the truth is He is everything we need. The Lord wants it to be a natural response for us to bring everything to Him in prayer, no matter what it is, and not to fret. Let Him decide, solve it, and rule over the outcome, trusting in Him.

Starting today, be an ocean of calm and pray. Be still and know He is God. Don’t spend your day fretting. Give it to God and get some peace. Then, give thanks for it. The fruit of every prayer is joy, peace, and His perfect will done for you.

Prayer: Father God. Thank you for Your ever-abounding mercy and great kindness. I don’t have to fret. I won’t spend this whole day in worry. Thank you that You always hear me and that You will answer. As I pray with thanksgiving, I receive Your joy and peace. Lead me and let Your perfect will be done in my life. I pray this in Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Psalm 141:21 John 5:14-15

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Don’t be moved. Keep seeking the kingdom first.

July 31, 2022

“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 subtly 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 to you 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, 2 Corinthians 9:6-7, Psalm 35:27, Proverbs 3:5-6,

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Blessed Is the Man…

July 30, 2022

“Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law he meditates day and night. He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season” Psalm 1:1-3, NKJV.

As men, we are blessed by the things we don’t think about. A man is blessed simply because he enjoys his God and what He says. A man is blessed by having character, even in hard times. A man is admired when he loves his wife and makes sacrifices for her. A man is blessed when he’s submitted to waiting on God to open the door and not create his own. He’s promoted when God touches someone’s heart to recognize the faithfulness in him that He sees. He’s blessed when he’s learned to humble himself, trust and delight in God’s way.

In these times, be strong as a man. There may be harsh climate all around you, but God won’t let you wither. You are blessed! You will bear fruit in this hour, and your season will come.

Prayer: Father, I praise You! Let me never forget what causes me to be blessed. It’s my delight in You! I’m blessed in Christ. Since I do, I will always end up increasing, strengthened, favored, and provided for. Help me to stay strong in these times and make me an example of what You do for the man who trusts You. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Psalm 1 & 23, Matthew 5:1-12

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Make sure you remember.

July 29, 2022

“Remember this! He led his people out singing for joy; his chosen people marched, singing their hearts out! He made them a gift of the country they entered, helped them seize the wealth of the nations So they could do everything he told them…” Psalm‬ ‭105:43-45‬, Message Bible.

Remember the day you first met Jesus, and you were eternally forgiven. Like Israel, you shouted for joy! Remember the moments you’ve seen God show Himself real to you. Go back to when you didn’t know where the provision would come from, but He provided. Go back to the time you thought there was no possibility that a door would open, but somehow God made it open for you. It’s important to remember what the Lord has done for you.

When you’re going through something, the last thing the enemy wants is to see you do anything that stirs you up to hope in God–do anything that helps you hold on. Yet, in light of what you face or are pursuing, remember Who is on the throne, Who loves you, and Whose hands you are in. The same God that did it before will do it again.

Prayer: Father, thank You for encouraging me to remember what You’ve done for me. You saved me and forgave me. I remember You brought me through before. No matter what I’m going through, help me think on that You’ve shown Your hand is on my life. You are the same God I serve today. You did it before, and You will do it again. Hallelujah! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Psalm 23:6, 63:6 & 119:55, Romans 8:1, James 1:22-25

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The safest place is in His will.

July 25, 2022

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

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

Others may want you to do one thing, and pressure may be saying do another. No matter what voices are pulling after you, trying to tell you what to do, the only voice that matters is the Lord’s. 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 be in Your will. Help me to stay in Your will and not go my own way. I ask for wisdom and direction from You Holy Spirit. Be glorified in my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Psalm 5:12Proverbs 3:5-6, 16:3 & 18:10, John 16:13

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Do what you were born to do!

July 24, 2022

“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.

It feels good to do what you were born to do. There’s no other feeling like it. We were all born to tell of God and make a difference in this world for His glory. To make something better–to make someone, anyone, better. How you do that is up to what God put in your hands to do it with, but whatever it is, get to using it, brother!

It will be the ride of your life–the happiest moments of your life. The fulfillment from serving and blessing others is truly unmatched with uncontainable joy! I’ve never been more proud to have brought someone to know Jesus, to have changed the course of someone’s life, to have given someone the momentum they needed to move forward. I may never know that person, but I do know someone out there who decided not to give up on life because I obeyed God to do what I was born to do.

Prayer: Father, thank You for the encouragement to do what I was born to do. Since You created me, You know what you created me for. Show me, Father. Help me to discover me. Cause me to make a difference. Use it for Your glory and for others to come to know Jesus and Your love. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Matthew 18:11, John 3:16, Romans 5:8, 1 Timothy 4:14-16

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Your wife is your first ministry.

July 23, 2022

“Husbands, love your wives [seek the highest good for her and surround her with a caring, unselfish love], just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her” Ephesians 5:25, Amplified.

I usually have live prayer with my family during the week, but on this night, I decided to pray the next day instead so I could minister to my wife. She had a long day. I asked her to step out and get some time to herself. As she was getting ready, God spoke to me, and I said to her with joy, “Just hold on, baby. Hold on.” She broke down in tears and said, “You said that at the right moment. I needed to hear that more than you know.” I began to pray over her. She dropped to her knees, and God began to pour out His grace and refresh her. She held me tightly, kissed me, and said I love you.

Don’t put others before your wife. Don’t put ministry to others before your ministry to your wife. The family is a man’s first ministry.

Prayer: Father, I give You praise. Thank You for blessing me with the gift of my wife. She’s my first ministry. Help me to love her as Christ loved the church and gave of Himself for her. Help me to always be mindful of her needs. Bless me to always hear her, understand what she’s going through, and be the best husband I can be. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Ephesians 5:25-33, 1 Peter 4:7, 1 Corinthians 7:3-5, Deuteronomy 24:5

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When you haven’t done everything right, He still loves you.

July 20, 2022

“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 He still loves you. It’s great when the Lord still calls you to spend time before Him. When our minds have been somewhere else, He shows us He does when He puts a song on your heart. When He speaks and encourages you, when those moments we feel the least deserving, the Lord blesses us.

Even as men, we need to know that Someone loves us. God loves us with an everlasting love. From point to point, 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. 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, the Father, isn’t interested in your perfect deeds but in a perfect heart toward Him. He’s good to us, even when we don’t deserve it, and 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 receive Your love and mercy today, and I pray that You will use me to show this same love to those in my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Romans 2:41 John 4:19

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What a Good Father Does

July 19, 2022

“And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him” 1 John 4:14-15, ESV.

“Then he said to me, “Fear not, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart to understand and humbled yourself before your God, your words have been heard…” Daniel 10:12, ESV.

Just like my children are to me, so I am to God. I didn’t know all I had to do was ask, but it is that simple. All you have to do is ask. It’s that simple, my brother. God hears you when you call. He moves without delay. Sometimes, you don’t realize that He’s moving, but He is, and your blessing, your answer, and your wisdom are already on the way. That’s what a good Father does.

Prayer: I praise You, Father, that You hear me. Your ears are attentive to me. I ask of You right now to move within my moments. Move in me. Meet my every need. Help my brothers with whatever they need help with in their lives. I say it’s on the way. You’re a good Father. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Matthew 21:22, Mark 11:24, John 16:24, 1 Peter 3:12

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You can look forward to it.

July 18, 2022

“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.

Are you looking forward to what God said He will do in your life? You can look forward to God coming through for you. The Father calls those things that are not as though they were. He already sees your victory. You may not see it right now, but through the eyes of faith, know that by His mighty hand, you will receive another testimony of blessing, another victory, and you will go higher in His plan for your life.

If you believe His word, you will receive His word.

So may the truth of His word brighten up your countenance, and let the joy of the Lord fill your heart, fill your home, your workplace this week, and fill your life today. Hear His Spirit say there’s more in store, and it’s something to look forward to!

Prayer: Father, You are so good, and You are setting me up for something great in my life. Help me to have a joyful expectation, even to where by faith I count it already done. I will not have a sad countenance, but I brighten up today. I choose to allow Your joy to be my strength today, and I rejoice in receiving another victory. I receive it! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Mark 4:26-29, 11:24, Proverbs 15:13

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Exalt the Lord above your circumstance!

July 17, 2022

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Your Source Comes First

July 16, 2022

“O God, You are my God; early will I seek You; My soul thirsts for You; My flesh longs for You In a dry and thirsty land where is no water” Psalm 63:1, NKJV.

“You need to check your Facebook and the news, you have to send that e-mail, you have to prepare to go somewhere, your wife wants to discuss those important plans, what about the electric bill, how will you solve that problem, you must decide about your mortgage, that big client is coming next week and you have to get ready for that…”
In the morning, all of these things and more are waiting on you with pressure. They all say we come first. They all say we’re most important; however, nothing is more vital than your time with God. Your relationship with Jesus is your greatest possession in these times. The wisdom for everything else hinges on it alone. You are about to travel on a road you have never been to, and it is important to have your Guide close. You are in a dry land and He has all the water, from joy and peace to patience and power, that you need.

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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When you have to make gritty decisions.

July 11, 2022

“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, ESV.

“Fight the good fight of the faith…” 1 Timothy 6:12, ESV.

Grit means courage, resolve, and strength of character. It is also defined as perseverance and passion for long-term goals. In key moments, we all have to display some grit in our faith and our lives.

I pray for the gritty decisions you’re going to have to make. Some of us will have to tell our wives we’re putting all this money toward debt. Some of us will hear God tell us to fast, and it will take grit to do it. You will have to decide to put down the remote for a book instead, as He calls you higher. Some of us will have to make some decisions as a man we’ve needed to make for a long time. If it don’t hurt, it ain’t grit. Jesus made them when He had to. I believe He’s going to help you make them too.

Prayer: Father, I thank You today. You are my strength. You are my grit. Help me Jesus to make gritty decisions like you. No matter what, Father I thank You for courage and strength of character to obey You to reach in life the high places You have ordained for me. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Psalm 18:33, Philippians 4:13, 1 Corinthians 9:24-27, Galatians 6:9

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You can do it!

July 10, 2022

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” Philippians‬ ‭4:13‬ ‭NKJV‬‬.

I love it when someone tells me that I can do it. Especially, when I need to hear it. Do you need to hear that today? God says you can do it.

I don’t know what you are facing, but through Jesus, you can go wherever you need to go, do whatever you need to do, climb any mountain, or get through any situation you need to get through. He strengthens you. Christ strengthens you not only for shallow water victories but those deep ones. The ones you find yourself having to endure and persevere until it comes. The ones that you have to be patient in as you’re tested. The moments you have to step out and believe God. The thing you need wisdom for. Where you are right now in your life, He has ordained that you reach high mountains, high places in your life. Receive the Father reminding you today that you can do it!

Prayer: Thank You Father for reminding me that I can do it. It’s because of Jesus that I’ve been made already a man that wins. I ask for Your peace, strength, and wisdom to be at work in my life. Holy Spirit lead me into increase, open doors, solutions, and diligence. My joy is stirred up because I can do all things through You! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: 1 John 4:4

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Those Doors…

July 9, 2022

“By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to the place which he would receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going. By faith he dwelt in the land of promise…” Hebrews‬ ‭11:8-9‬ ‭NKJV.

There are some doors that you want to walk through right now and the Lord says they’ve been opened just for you. They’ve been ordained before the foundation of the world just for you. The Lord has done His part and prepared something great and you can perceive it’s at your fingertips. Yet, now the Lord is waiting on you to believe, to jump and to move by faith.

Those doors of great dreams He won’t allow you to walk into except by a faith decision to not be afraid. Those plans of God you see before you, yes my brother, you’re going through them by faith. No other route there but by faith. Yet, be encouraged to know that God will help you to believe.

You may not see it all, but like Abraham, you’re going anyway because God told you to and you will experience the land He promised you!

Prayer: Father, I praise You! I needed that. You know right where I’m at. Help me to walk through the doors in front of me. They’re already open, I just need to have faith and walk through them. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

“So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” (Romans‬ ‭10:17‬ ‭NKJV‬)

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Look into their eyes and be moved.

July 5, 2022

“But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them, because they were weary and scattered, like sheep having no shepherd. Then He said to His disciples, The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few” Matthew 9:36-37, NKJV.

Sometimes at work, I feel like getting in my car and going home. Yet, I am moved to keep working hard because I see my kid’s faces and my family, knowing their need. Despite my weariness, I continue laboring for them.

Jesus was working faithfully in doing what He was sent here to do and the Bible says, “When He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion.” God is looking for the man that can see beyond himself and into the eyes of those around him and be moved to help. Despite how you feel, or even in your weariness, keep laboring for God. When you look out please on the lost, the homeless, the men in prison, and the young men around you, see their need for God. Look at them with Jesus’ eyes of compassion. See they have no shepherd and no light. Be moved to reach out more. Be moved to go a little farther, and be a laborer in the harvest.

Prayer: Father God, I thank You for Your truth and for giving me understanding. Let me be moved with compassion in reaching the lost. Help me not to be distracted in this hour. Help me see people with your eyes of compassion. Help me to not get weary, but to remain a moving and active laborer in your harvest. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Matthew 6:33

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He Gives Beauty for Ashes

July 4, 2022

“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.

God gives beauty for ashes. The joy in this verse is that He will give us something far greater in exchange for what we have. What is it that you have? You could have suffered a painful loss, tragedy, or a tough failure. You could have been through a hard divorce, and now you carry sorrow from it. People don’t know, but you do. These are all real situations we can experience throughout life, even decisions we can’t change.

Yet, the Lord will show His everlasting kindness toward you. He will give you beauty, another headpiece to crown your head with, instead of ashes. A symbol of a new mind about it. A symbol of a new place, a redeemed place. Christ came and made all things new, even the things we’ve gone through. He’s healed every bruise and wants you today to receive great hope for your soul, joy for your soul. Beauty will come.

Prayer: Father, I thank You for trading beauty for ashes in my life. I set myself to release it and let You do something miraculous on the inside of me. Let freedom and hope overflow inside of me. Help me to trust You with all sorrow and loss by giving it all to You. I receive beauty right now. I praise You for making all things new. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Isaiah 61:1-3, John 10:10, 2 Corinthians 5:17

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It Belongs to You

July 3, 2022

“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 that went with them to scout out the land of Canaan. They believed that they could have what God said belonged to them. 

The men that didn’t believe that was with Joshua and Caleb, assumed in fear and saw themselves as grasshoppers and their unbelief kept them from entering into the promised land–a land flowing with milk and honey–and receiving what God had already given them. 

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

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

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

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All of you moving forward.

July 2, 2022

“Moses my servant is dead; now therefore arise, go over this Jordan, thou, and all this people, unto the land which I do give to them, even to the children of Israel”.Joshua 1:2, NKJV.

When we keep giving voice to something to a high degree from our past, it is an indicator that we haven’t been made free from something that happened and we’re living there. It is keeping you from wholly living now. God told Joshua Moses is dead. Let go, arise, go to the land I have for you. 

That person, that situation, or even a multitude of them, whatever happened in the past is dead, and it may be one of the hardest things for you to do, but you have to let go, so we can completely step into what God has for us. Not just one foot, but both feet moving forward. All of you moving forward. There’s too much in front of you, to remain stuck in what’s behind you. Let go of the anger, the unforgiveness, your disappointment, and go on to what God wants to receive.

Instead, begin to give voice to what a good God is doing, how He’s moving right now, and that you’re moving with Him. Talk about God restoring your life. Talk about the doors He’s opening for you, as you let the past go.

Prayer: Father, I give You praise. Help me to quit talking about it and I ask that You do whatever You need to do in me. The reality is that situation is dead, and I can’t do anything about it. It’s time to let it go. Change my thoughts and change my talk. I trust You have great plans for me now and I will move on in my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Proverbs 18:21Ephesians 4:31-32Isaiah 43:18-19Colossians 3:16

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Don’t belittle your gifts. They work every time!

July 1, 2022

“Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above; it comes down from the Father of lights [the Creator and Sustainer of the heavens], in whom there is no variation [no rising or setting] or shadow cast by His turning [for He is perfect and never changes]” James 1:17, Amplified.

We all have been given perfect gifts. You don’t have to be jealous of someone else’s gifts and desire theirs instead of what God gave you. For example, let’s say God may have put in your hands the skill to make straws, but someone else to manufacture ferrari’s. God has made you, and the gifts that He put in you, no matter what they are, will work too. They may sell a million Ferrari’s a year, but everyone uses straws. You sell a million straws a day, making just as much money, if not more than the person that can build a ferrari.

All of our perfect gifts are all given by a perfect God. He never fails, and He works every time. Let the perfection of your gifts be a reminder of the perfection of your God. Whatever He put in you will work every time because its Author is the true and living God, perfect in all His ways. Perfect in the design of man. Perfect in how He made you. Don’t belittle your gifts. Be encouraged to have faith in what He gave you. Take them and use them for His glory! Your blessing is in your gifts.

Prayer: Father, I love You, and I thank You. You have made me perfect gifts. They work every time. Help me discover every gift and talent You’ve put in me, and may I use them for Your glory. Cause me to be a great blessing with them, and at the same time, be greatly blessed through them, even financially. Your will is that I have an abundant life. I thank You for divinely helping me use my gifts to bring You’ve ordained for me to pass. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: James 1:17-18, Ephesians 2:10, 1 Timothy 4:14-16

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Stay Connected

June 29, 2022

“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. The newborn desires to stay connected, just as in the womb, knowing where everything–their food and protection comes 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 when you 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 in yourself because your strength, your love, and your patience, will 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 in the morning, yet continue to pray. Praise God in the morning, yet continue to give thanks. Abide in His word in the morning, and continue to think on His promises. Acknowledge the Lord at each turn, letting Him lead the way. These are small keys that will help you abide in Him.

Prayer: Father, thank You for Your mighty word. Thank You, Jesus, that You are all I need. I ask for the grace and focus to abide in You and Your word dwells in me today. Not just in the morning at home, but help abiding to become the way that I live. Let Your fruit overflow. Because I dwell in You, I will not be shaken and I will live a strong, fruitful life. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: John 15:1-10Galatians 5:22-23

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Keep your lamp burning.

June 28, 2022

“Let your waist be girded and your lamps burning” Luke 12:35, NKJV.

In biblical times, to keep your lamp burning, you would have to do two things. One is to trim the wick within it, and the other was to make sure you keep oil in it.

It can be easy to allow your lamp to quit burning, but don’t let it. His Spirit and His anointing are symbolic of His oil, and you can come to Him to be filled and refreshed when you are low. Trim your wick by keeping what’s important to God, important to you. Remain balanced and wise, keeping the Lord and your calling as first in your life. Keep praying, praising, and seeking the Lord through His word. Continue to desire His will to be done in you and ready to serve others.

Jesus isn’t here yet, but He’s coming is closer than ever–even when you don’t expect Him to. There may be darkness all around you, or situations in your own life, but with Him, you can overcome anything. Be encouraged and keep your lamp burning.

Prayer: Father, I give You praise. In the midst of the darkness and situations in my own life, help me to keep my lamp burning. Keep me on fire for You! Help me to abide in Your presence and in Your word. Use me greatly in these times. I’m ready for any service You desire of me. May my heart stay focused, following strong after You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Luke 12:35-48, Matthew 5:16 & 25:1-4

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You no longer live, but Christ lives in you.

June 27, 2022

“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.

The Apostle Paul said I am crucified with Christ. This is the ultimate statement to say you don’t live anymore, yet your life is now Christ to lead. All of his sin, the sinful nature, and its’ desires for doing what doesn’t please God have been nailed to the cross. Jesus lives in him and a new man has risen.

That old man may call your name, but refuse to be the man you use to be. A new man has truly risen. The devil may remind you of what you’ve done, even something recent, but remind him of his defeat. You have been crucified with Christ and live by the faith you have in him. He removed the power of sin and its’ dominance over you, and the life God has planned for you is yours to experience today. The freedom, joy, peace, strength, and victory over what’s before you are yours to experience today. This is what He paid for.

With no condemnation, rejoice in your day. Live in Him and let Christ live through you.

Prayer: Father, I thank You! I make the ultimate statement that I am crucified with Christ. I don’t live, but Christ lives me. That old man is gone. Your agenda is my agenda. Your way to handle situations is my way. My life is hid in Christ and what He has done for me. Help me to live free and experience the blessed life You have planned for me today. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: John 10:10, 2 Corinthians 5:17

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Yes, My peace I give to you.

June 26, 2022

“Peace I leave with you; My [perfect] peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be afraid. [Let My perfect peace calm you in every circumstance and give you courage and strength for every challenge]” John 14:27, Amplified.

Jesus has given His peace to you. No matter your conflict, no matter your fight, His peace He left with you, and He gave it to you, knowing you would need it right now. Don’t approach walking in His peace as the world. Jesus doesn’t want you to put Him in the same category with it. The world gives an imperfect peace that you can’t depend on and expects something in return, it is conditional, and runs out. His peace is given freely, it is available at all times and it will never run out. Even if you caused the trouble, He has still given you His peace and wants you to walk it.

His peace is perfect. His peace isn’t dependent upon what you do, possess, or your situation. The peace that Jesus gives is strong, lasting, and sure. This peace will keep your heart and mind, as the anchor of a ship that holds you firm, even during a storm.

Be troubled and afraid no more. Jesus has given you His peace.

Prayer: Father, I give You praise today. Thank You for the peace found in You Jesus. I am facing a huge challenge in my life, but I engage Your peace right now. I will not live troubled, fearful, or without hope. Anchor me in Your peace. Calm me with Your peace. I say You have already given me the victory. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: John 14:1, 1 Corinthians 15:57

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Inquire of God and you will recover all!

June 25, 2022

“Now David was greatly distressed, for the people spoke of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and his daughters. But David strengthened himself in the Lord his God. Then David said to Abiathar the priest, Ahimelech’s son, “Please bring the ephod here to me.” And Abiathar brought the ephod to David. So David inquired of the Lord, saying, “Shall I pursue this troop? Shall I overtake them?” And He answered him, “Pursue, for you shall surely overtake them and without fail recover all.” 1 Samuel 30:6-8

Faced with great distress and the threat of being stoned by the men of Israel, David didn’t stop at encouraging himself in the Lord. He said bring me the ephod, I’m going to inquire of the Lord. He expected God to show him what to do because he knew the character of God. God gave David what to do and blessed him to recover all that was taken.

What do you take from that? You take from that you do not settle for your current situation. If your life doesn’t look like what God said in His book, you don’t ever settle. Don’t settle for anything less than what He promised you. He promised He would cause your family to work, He would cause your money to work, He would cause your living arrangements to work. He promised He would provide, He would deliver, and He would set you free. Everything concerning you, don’t settle for anything less. It is a matter of you doing like David, and saying, “I’m going to inquire of God and He’s going to show me what to do because He has never failed me yet and He never will!”

Confession: My God is going to come through for me! I’m not settling for lack, I’m not settling for disappointment! I’m not settling for anything that’s of the curse! I’m of the blessing. I’m of the seed of Abraham. I’m in Christ and I’m not settling for anything less than what God has promised me. I’m going to see great things and God is going to explode in my life as I inquire of Him and do what He’s instructing me to do. He’s going to bless me to recover all that He said is mine! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: 1 Samuel 30:1-18

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Your best Help in life right now.

June 23, 2022

“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.

I have found the best Help we have in this life is the Holy Spirit and His leading. I have been in some pressured situations, and if it weren’t for the Holy Spirit giving me the guidance I needed in those moments and telling me what to do, I would have thrown in the towel. He led me to overcome.

When no one else is there, He is. When you don’t know what to do, the Holy Spirit will direct you to the answer. If you find yourself in trouble, He will lead you out of it. If you need restoration, He will lead you step-by-step into God restoring you, even better than what you had. When you are seeking to get God’s will accomplished, the Holy Spirit will show you how to get it done.

The Holy Spirit desires in every situation you’re facing, to help you…by leading you. Sometimes, you may not understand why He is telling you to do something, but He won’t let you down. You may not understand where He is taking you, but He won’t let you down. He may tell you to do good to them, and in a hard moment, you’ll have to choose to trust Him.

If you will let Him drive if you will have faith in His wisdom, He will steer you like a wheel into the Father’s will for you, into an expected end He promised you.

Prayer: Father, thank You for the Holy Spirit. Jesus gave me the best Help I have, the same as if He was here. You want to see me victorious even more than I do. Holy Spirit lead the way. In everything in my life, lead the way. Help me let go of my plan. As I humble myself and acknowledge You, as I turn to You, help me to recognize You peacefully leading me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Proverbs 3:5-6

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Feed on His Faithfulness!

June 22, 2022

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 faithful to keep 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, beyond the hat 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 use to be strong in God and you’re wondering can you get your fire back again. You have seen what God can do in your life and you are wondering will He move again? Yes, God can, and yes, God will. He that has called you, will also do it! Keep doing good. He will show Himself to be faithful to you. You may not know how, but what He has promised my brother, He will do!

Prayer: Father God, thank You for Your faithfulness toward me! I rejoice over Your promises and I choose to feed on Your faithfulness today. I set my heart and mind on Your faithfulness. 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! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Study: Deuteronomy 7:9, 1 Corinthians 1:9, Philippians 4:19

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Maximize your time.

June 21, 2022

“Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is” Ephesians 5:15-17, ESV.

Time is one of the most important areas to tame in a man’s life. It is the ability to focus on a goal or desired change and give time to it. The Father desires that we give our time toward what causes His will to be experienced in our lives and more people to be impacted for Christ.

A spiritually-wise person in my life told me when they spend their money, they like to have something in their hands to show for what they spent. This nugget of wisdom applies to how we spend our time also. It’s not foolish to play video games and watch sports. It is foolish to spend all of your time playing video games and watching sports. You always want to have something to show for the precious commodity of your time.

It is deemed as precious because once it’s gone, it’s gone. You will never see this week again. You will never see your next hour or minute again. Make it your mission to be about God’s mission. Give your time to what ultimately will give back to you. Make it your mission to know what God’s will is for your life right now, set your eyes on your goals, and sow your time into doing that.

When your day is done, you will have whatever you gave your time to.

Prayer: Father, thank You. Help us all to be serious about redeeming the time because the days are evil. Help me not to do too much or go too far with the things I enjoy. Jesus, cause a focus to rise big in me to be about the mission you’ve given me and Your plan for my life. When today is done, I will praise You for helping me maximize my time. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Ecclesiastes 3:1-8, Ephesians 5:14, Galatians 6:7-8

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You are God’s Tailor-Made Man

June 20, 2022

“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them” Ephesians 2:10, NKJV.

“I 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.

I have been given suits before. Most of the time, the coat sleeves were too long, or the pants were too short. However, I have been given nice, quality suits that fit me perfectly. It was as if the suit was designed just for me.
Whatever your life use to be, whatever lifestyle that use to bring you pain, whatever you have been through, you are now newly designed. You are God’s workmanship. Once you received Jesus Christ, old things have passed away and all things have become new (2 Cor. 5:17). You are now like a mighty tool in His hands. You are a walking blessing and a world changer. You are not who the enemy says you are. You are not an afterthought. All that you are and every gift inside of you was carefully thought of by God Himself for a divine purpose. As you seek to know Him more, He will reveal more about you. God’s new design for you is toward good works and we have been ordained, or fitted, in advance for them, like a suit, sized, measured, and tailor-made, just for you.

Prayer: Thank You Lord that I am tailor-made by You! I am Your workmanship in Christ Jesus. You made me new in Christ, and I have a divine purpose wherever I am. I am equipped to be the man you created me to be. Ultimately, show me the work You have called me to walk in. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

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Keep being the best father you can be.

June 19, 2022

“He shall cry to Me, ‘You are my Father, My God, and the rock of my salvation’.” Psalm 89:26, NKJV.

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 the best Father to me more than I could ever imagine.

Think about what your heavenly Father has done for you. He has blessed you with great victories. He has carried you through the toughest times of your life. When you needed to hear it, He told you that you could do it. The Father has never let you down. Be reminded of how God has been a good Father to you and be thankful.

He has blessed you with the greatest honor and privilege to be a father–the great cornerstone of the family structure of God. You are the guide of the home, the leader, protector, and provider. You are built to handle tough situations 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, even when you don’t have a lot. Your children thrive at your wisdom and your voice of encouragement when you tell them they can do it.

God has been the best Father to you. Keep being the best father for your family. We honor you today. Happy Father’s Day!

Prayer: Father, when I think about what You have done for me, You are the best Father. Thank You for giving one Son for another to save me. Thank You for keeping me and providing me with everything I need to be a great father to my family. I don’t take it lightly. Help me to continue to love 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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Rely on God

June 19, 2022

“Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, And put your trust in the Lord” Psalm 4:5, NKJV.
“For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord will give grace and glory; no good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly” Psalm 84:11, NKJV.

I use to be a car salesman and in my line of work, my pay was based on commission. I had to trust God to send me customers that were not only able to buy but willing to also. Yet, even when He did, at the moment I still found myself having to rely on God.

I remember a customer who was a definite new truck buyer, asked me a question that I didn’t know the answer to. I had a choice to make up something to get the sale, or to be honest, risk him not buying or wanting to work with another salesperson. I sincerely told him that I didn’t know the answer to that question, but I would definitely find out for him. He then told me to call my sales manager over. I had no idea what He was going to tell him, which could have easily been negative. Instead, He told my sales manager that while he was at another dealership, a salesperson lied to him. Yet, I was honest, and because of my honesty, we have a deal and he would buy a truck from me.

No matter your line of business, a relationship you’re after, or any given situation you find yourself in, rely on God. He knows your desires. He knows you want a blessed outcome. However, you don’t have to compromise your uprightness to receive what He has for you. God is your Provider and as you put your trust in Him, He will take care of you.

Prayer: Father, thank You that I can rely on You. No matter what, help me to trust You and walk uprightly. Whether in business, ministry or relationships, I can do what’s right and You will work it out for me. I thank You for bountifully rewarding me every time because my ways please You. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Psalm 115:14, Matthew 6:33, Philippians 4:19

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

June 17, 2022

“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 or question about it. Somehow, some way, 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. Follow you and minister to you. Follow you and favor you. Like a vehicle behind you on the highway, nothing can be done or nothing the enemy tries to do will prevent goodness and mercy from trailing you. As surely as you have breath, God is going to meet you in the midst of it. He is faithful to complete the work He’s begun in you. He is a good God and withholds no good thing from those that walk uprightly before Him.

Remain quiet and confident my brother, and continue to follow the Lord. As you follow Him, His goodness and mercy are following you. The priceless truth to receive is even if you’ve lost your way as His son, His goodness and mercy will pick you up. You’ll see that surely nothing can stop them from following you. So let your praise be sure also. God’s going to find you and bless you!

Prayer: Father, You are good and surely you are going to bless me. I don’t know how or when, but it is sure that goodness and mercy follow me! I receive it now! Help me to recognize this and be grateful to serve a good God. Lead me Holy Spirit and have Your way. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Psalm 23, 84:11 & 103, Isaiah 30:15, Lamentations 3:25-26

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Encourage yourself in the Lord!

June 16, 2022

“And David was greatly distressed; for the people spake of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters: but David encouraged himself in the Lord his God” 1 Samuel 30:6, KJV.

At a hard moment in his life, David felt defeated and needed to be encouraged. Yet, he didn’t go to his friend. He didn’t go to the prophet. To receive what he needed, he went directly to the Lord.

Sometimes, no one else will be able to deeply encourage you, and what you do in the moment will be left up to you. At that point, you must decide that you will not stay in a place of heaviness and encourage yourself in the Lord! No one can encourage you like the Lord. No one can lift your burdens and revive you like Lord . No one can give you a second wind like the Lord. No one can show you the way out like the Lord.

He will put might in your heart and strengthen the core of you. His peace will keep you when your back is against the wall. His Word will remind you of Who He is and Who you are. In prayer, the Father will speak to You and assure you that everything is going to be alright.

Do as David did, and encourage yourself in the Lord!

Prayer: Father, I thank You that I can encourage myself in You! There is no one like You. Encourage me, Lord. You are my fortress, my healer, and my Provider. I not even feel like it, but I praise You now! I receive strength in my heart and peace in my mind Father. Thank You, Father, for lifting my head, and like David, You will show me what to do. I have the victory. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: 1 Samuel 30:3-20, Psalm 3:3

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Your delay could be your miracle!

June 15, 2022

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

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

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

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

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

Study: John 11:1-44

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Jesus is calling you forth

June 14, 2022

“Now when He had said these things, He cried with a loud voice, ‘Lazarus, come forth!’ And he who had died came out bound hand and foot with graveclothes, and his face was wrapped with a cloth. Jesus said to them, “Loose him, and let him go’.” John 11:43-44, NKJV.

Lazarus was dead, but Jesus called him forth and brought him back to life. For those that use to love seeking the Lord and spending time in His presence. For those that use to love to pray and study God’s Word, but now you don’t. You use to be a man of ambition, but now you’re a man of comfort. Jesus is calling you forth!

The Lord is calling you, all of you, forth. He’s calling your obedience, your faith, your diligence, and perseverance forth. He’s calling you from the background to lead in this hour. As with Lazarus, He’s commanded all of hell to let you go. He’s spoken to sin and death, even your past, to let you go. You can walk in whatever God has destined for your life.

Jesus says come forth and rise. It’s time to take your place.

Confession: I hear my Lord calling me, all of me, forth. I will step forward and embrace my purpose. I will be who He has called me to be. I will love Him with all my heart. I will love His word. I will let go of this world for heaven. I will advance the kingdom. I will break forth! I will come forth!

Study: John 11:19-44Matthew 6:33

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He took your place.

June 13, 2022

“For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet perhaps for a good man someone would even dare to die. But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us” Romans 6-8, NKJV.

I don’t know how many times I have humbly rehearsed the truth that Jesus took our place. We could have been the ones nailed to the cross and rightfully deserved it. Yet, Jesus took our place, and we have received the immeasurable blessings and grace of God.

You can be glad that you don’t have to pay for what sin requires. It’s a heavy price. It’s a great price, and only One man could pay it all. All of your sins are gone, never to be associated with your life. You stand righteous, whole, and free because of the shed blood of Jesus Christ. You are a clean man. That should make you happy. Refuse to settle for nothing less than the life Jesus paid for you to live.

Prayer: Father, I give You praise and glory today. Thank You, Jesus, for taking my place. Help me to continue to understand Your immeasurable grace toward me and blessing in my life. I have victory over sin, and now I reign through Christ! If You loved me enough to take care of my sin, You love me enough to take care of everything in my life. I will live the life You paid for me to live. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Ephesians 1:3, John 1:12Romans 5:17-186:23 & 8:31-32

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Understanding Where You Are

June 12, 2022

“He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done. And he came and found them asleep again: for their eyes were heavy” Matthew 26:42-43, NKJV.

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

Do you understand the magnitude of where you are right now in your life? Can you see what is ahead of you? Jesus did, and he prayed. He heard from the Father and was clear on what He was doing in his life.

Understanding God is wanting to direct your path will promote more prayer. Understanding promotes focus, Spirit-led decision making and peace. You may not know everything right now, but say to yourself I must become clear regarding where the Lord is taking me. If there was a time to be praying for God’s guidance, for His Spirit to be a consuming fire in you, for you to go deeper into His plans, for it’s now in your life. Pray for the strength to resist the devil that wants you to be stuck, stagnant and fearful in this mighty hour for you. There are great things in store and I declare that you are about to enter into them.

Prayer: Father, I thank You for opening my eyes to importance of where I am in my life, and the need for me to pray and hear Your voice. There’s a need for me to be led by You. You helped Jesus to understand and do Your will and I ask that You help me. Help me not wander, but move forward. Your grace is enough and I receive it by faith to enter into Your plans for me. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen!

Study: Matthew 26:36-43, 2 Corinthians 12:9-10, Proverbs 3:5-6

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Called To Be Yourself

June 11, 2022

“So Saul clothed David with his armor, and he put a bronze helmet on his head; he also clothed him with a coat of mail. David fastened his sword to his armor and tried to walk, for he had not tested them. And David said to Saul, “I cannot walk with these, for I have not tested them.” So David took them off” 1 Samuel 17:38-39, NKJV.

David realized that he couldn’t use the armor Saul used for his own fight. It fit Saul, but it didn’t fit him. David said I need to use what God has given me. I can only be myself.

You are not called to be someone else. You are called to be you. As long as you try to be another man, like David, it won’t fit you. It won’t work for you. Use your own God-given gifts and talents, your own personality and your abilities, your own God-given way to make an impact for God, to live your best life.

This is a great time in your life. Don’t be afraid to be you. Like David, be a man that is confident in who you are. Be a man that will trust you have everything you need, and be great right where we are.

Prayer: Father, help me to be myself. You didn’t call me to be another man. You called me to be me, and I will be confident in who you created me to be. Help me not to be afraid. I am a great man how You made me and the gifts You’ve given me. Thank You Lord! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: 1 Samuel 17:38-40Psalm 139:14Ephesians 2:10

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He’s putting your life back together again.

June 10, 2022

“So I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten, the crawling locust, the consuming locust, My great army which I sent among you. You will eat in plenty and be satisfied…” Joel 2:25-26a, NKJV.

I remember when my first car was involved in a wreck. It was while I was helping with my manager, and I backed into a pole. The cost to repair the damage was $452. One day at work, a semi-tracker trailer was backing into one of our docks and hit my car while parked in the exact place where I had the previous damage. I ended up getting the repair performed for free. I was amazed at how things ended up working out, and it was fixed as if nothing ever happened.

You may not see it right now, or understand how God will get you through the experiences in your life that weren’t good. You may need an area repaired or restored. Although what you’ve lost is real, the restoration of God is just as real also. You are seeing and will see the glory of God, His goodness, in a powerful way to put you right back where you belong. He will put your life back together and restore the years you’ve lost. He’s even going to refresh in you those visions and dreams, and stir up those gifts again. In the days ahead, even right now, you will give God praise as He satisfies you because He is putting everything back together again, including you.

Prayer: Father, I praise You for how You restore. You are an awesome God and excellent in all Your ways. Help me to just remain in faith and keep praising You. I’m seeing right now, and I’m going to see even better days than I’ve ever seen because of Your goodness. Thank You for putting my life back together again. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Joel 2:25-27Jeremiah 17:14Isaiah 60:1-2

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I’ll Still Serve You

June 10, 2022

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Study: Job 1:20Numbers 14:2James 1:3-4Psalms 96:92 Corinthians 4:16-18

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When you feel like giving up…

June 8, 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 For the help of His countenance” Psalm 42:5, NKJV.

David had struggles, and the truth is we all do. We all have had times when we feel like giving up. We feel like dropping everything and not going any farther. We are getting attacked by the enemy on the left and the right, and we wonder why.

God wants you to do something for Him. Praise Him.

Praise the Lord that you’re alive. Praise the Lord that you know Him and He’s in control. Praise Him that He’s going to see you through it. Praise Him that trouble and tests aren’t meant to last, but to be passed. Praise Him because you wouldn’t be experiencing the enemy’s pursuit to stop you if there wasn’t something glorious ahead. The greater the attack, the greater the victory.

Let your praise rooted in His truth lead the way, not your feelings. Let your praise remind you that His word is true, you’re still blessed and God hasn’t left you nor His divine plan. He brought David through it, and He is going to do it for you.

Prayer: Father, I needed that. Thank You for encouraging me when no one knew I felt like giving up. Help me deep in my soul right now. Like David, I choose to praise You! Jesus is greater in me and You haven’t left me. As I praise You, speak to my heart Your truth and the unstoppable plans you have for me. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Psalm 42, Philippians 4:8, 1 John 4:4

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Jump!

June 6, 2022

“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 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 jumping with you! This will be the greatest time in your life. You are going to 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, the perfect situation? 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, 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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A Time to Reap

June 5, 2022

“…a time to plant and a time to harvest” Ecclesiastes 3:2, NKJV.

It is time to reap what you’ve sown. There are some things you’ve been waiting for, even new things, that will now spring forth.

God says it is time for Him also to reap what He has sown as well. He has done a lot of sowing in you. He has put His word into your life and much revelation about Who He is. He has revealed much about His plans for you and your calling. He has sown great wisdom and many experiences that seemed not to have meaning, but He says now I will show you I’m going to use them for His glory.

He wants to take everything He put in you and everything He has invested in you and use it now. It is time for the man on the inside to come forth on the outside. When God reaps what is sown in us, everyone benefits from the harvest, and you will also.

Prayer: Father, thank You for speaking to me. No matter the seed, You never forget a seed sown. It’s been hard, but I’ve been faithful. It is the year of reward and my time to reap. Help me to not faint and give in, but continue to serve You. Reap what You’ve sown in me, Father. I give You all the glory, and I thank You! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Psalm 126:5-6Galatians 6:7-9Ecclesiastes 11:6

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He will exceed what you’ve asked for!

June 4, 2022

“Never doubt God’s mighty power to work in you and accomplish all this. He will achieve infinitely more than your greatest request, your most unbelievable dream, and exceed your wildest imagination! He will outdo them all, for his miraculous power constantly energizes you” Ephesians 3:20, Passion Translation.

I believe there is something great that God is doing for His people, even in these times. Whatever you are asking for, God is going to exceed it. Exceedingly abundantly in Greek means that God will do what is superabundant in quantity and superior in quality beyond what you can ask for or imagine. He will blow your mind with how He brings you to your Promised Land in your life. 

You are asking Him to work something out, and He will do much more. Your request, your dreams, will never be bigger than what God will do. Look at the great work He’s done and doing in you. Even with everything around us, your mighty Father is at work. There is a God that is reviving at work. You have a big God that you serve with a big plan for you, and it is nothing short of glorious in His eyes.

Whatever you’re praying about, believing God for, this is your moment. Respond to the direction of His Spirit because He’s leading you right to it. He will bless you according to His will, and it will be far above what you can ask or think.

Prayer: Thank You, Father! You are my God. You will do exceeding and abundantly beyond what I can ask or think of, even in the midst of all. Let the power of faith manifest into trusting and obeying You. You are an awesome God, and I praise You. Thank You Jesus. Hallelujah! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Mark 11:22-241 John 5:14-15

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He made an oath to you

June 3, 2022

“Thus God, determining to show more abundantly to the heirs of promise the immutability of His counsel, confirmed it by an oath” Hebrews 6:17, NKJV.

When a man makes an oath, that man enters that oath with the utmost diligence about doing what he said and knowing he has the resources to carry it out. If a mere man does this, the God that created heaven and earth, the God that can say what will be and carry it out.

God made a covenant with Abraham. He made an oath and swore by Himself because there was none greater. He made an oath not to settle His word–His word does that alone. He did it to settle the disputes of our hearts. You don’t have to be afraid, but you can have faith today. He will keep His covenant with us, a better covenant filled with better promises in Christ Jesus. He wants you to know that you can count on Him even in these times. 

Your Father will move heaven and earth before He lets His word fail you. Confirmed by an oath, He carries out every one of His promises. So let your joy rise as you more and more allow it to settle in your heart that God not only gave His word, but He made an oath, and if He said it, He would do it.

Prayer: Father, You made an oath when You didn’t even have to. You swore by Yourself. You want me to live free, have peace and believe You. Your word is sure, and I declare I will not worry in these times. I serve a good God that made a good oath toward me. I praise You, and I’m going to keep standing on Your promises. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen!

Study: Hebrews 6:11-18Psalm 119:89

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Look at Your Progress

June 2, 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 have a cousin who just turned 48. His lifestyle used to be one way, but now it is another after he met Christ about a year ago. God is still working on Him, but He has brought him a long way, and it is great to stop and thank God for the progress he has made in his life.

I know you want to farther, and there are places that you’re reaching for in your life. Yet, it is good to stop and thank God for progress. Pat yourself on the back as you look at your progress. Realize how far the Lord has brought you. Look at the transformation He has done and is working on in your life. Look at your progress and be thankful. As a natural father, your heavenly Father is pleased. You may not be where you want to be, but you aren’t who or where you used to be.

Look at your progress and know it’s only getting better and better. He truly is the God that makes all things new.

Prayer: Father, I praise You for my progress. As I look back, You have brought me so far in so many areas of my life. You have changed me, and You are changing me. Help me never get so caught up in getting somewhere that I forget what You’ve already done. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Philippians 3:13-14

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If He’s repeating it, hold on to it.

June 1, 2022

“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. What would you immediately say if God spoke to you and said the same thing to you three different times? I need to hold on to this.

As you seek God at this moment in your life, if God begins to speak something to you repeatedly, the Lord is telling you something very important for this season. It is essential to get you through whatever you may be facing or 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 God wants you to remember in these times. It’s something you need to hold on to with a tight grip and don’t let go. Like a song on repeat, keep it before your eyes and in your heart. It will be the very word that helps you get through a valley, that helps you move forward. It will be the exact word that helps you receive good success.

Prayer: Father God, I thank You for speaking to my heart. Help me to hold on tight to what You say. I receive it, Lord. Let it be like a song on repeat in my life, and may what You speak carry me forward into what You have for me. Be glorified in my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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

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You are more than a conqueror!

May 31, 2022

“Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us” Romans 8:37, NKJV.

The Greek meaning for more than a conqueror is “properly, exceedingly conquer, being more than a conqueror, i.e. a ‘super conqueror’ who is ‘completely and overwhelmingly victorious’.” God didn’t make a mistake, exaggerate or stretch the truth regarding who you are. He put a lot in you. The Lion of Judah, Jesus Christ lives in you.

Therefore, be affirmed that you can exceedingly conquer. You have a complete and overwhelming victory over whatever rises against you–over the wicked one, over sin, anything unlike God, any spirit of fear, or any trial. You can get back up because you are a super-conqueror!

May the truth of who you are and what you can do through Him charge your faith today. May this truth help you rest. Receive in your heart today that you are who God says you are and walk in it.

Prayer: Father, I thank You and I receive your affirmation of who I am in Christ. I am more than a conqueror! I have the mind of Christ and His perspective. Yes, I am, and I completely dominate whatever I face. I can rule over this flesh and its’ desires. I know who I am and with joy, I walk in it. I am more than a conqueror! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Luke 10:18

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Be encouraged, someone’s praying for you.

May 30, 2022

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Settle down in your calling.

May 29, 2022

“Do not neglect the gift that is in you, which was given to you by prophecy with the laying on of the hands of the eldership. Meditate on these things; give yourself entirely to them, that your progress may be evident to all” 1 Timothy 4:14-15, NKJV.

Timothy was a young man, and he was about to embark on being a pastor. The Apostle Paul knew the gift that was passed down to him. He knew the calling on his life. It was now time for Timothy to receive it and walk in it. It wasn’t time to be doing a lot of different things, but to give himself to and settle down into his ultimate calling from God.

Receive and settle down into your calling. As men, we can find ourselves having many projects, but no evident progress. We can be like a mechanic, working on ten different cars in the shop, but none of them are on the road. Receive what you’ve been called to do, and go hard after that. Give yourself wholly to that, and then you will see great, real progress, blessings, and the power that the Father has preordained for you to walk in.

Some pursuits may be a good thing, but not a God thing. You aren’t called to do it all my brother. Timothy had to settle down in his calling and run his course. So will you.

Prayer: Father, I honor and glorify You. I know You have called me to do a mighty work in these times. Give me clarity on what my calling is. Help me also to let go of what is good, but not from You. I ask for the courage and faith to settle down in my calling and run hard my course with an action plan from You. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: 1 Timothy 4:16, 2 Timothy 1:5-6, 2 Peter 1:10, Ephesians 2:10

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Don’t worry, there’s always a way.

May 28, 2022
“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, fully aware of where you are, completely willing to help you. 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. Read: James 1:5, 4:6-8
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New Moments

May 27, 2022

“Do not call to mind the former things; pay no attention to things of old. Behold, I am about to do something new; even now it is coming. Do you not see it? Indeed, I will make a way in the wilderness and streams in the desert” Isaiah 43:18-19, Berean Study Bible.

Sometimes our good can hinder our great. You did a lot in the past, you conquered many mountains, and you accomplished much in God. Yet, you can’t allow the glory of the past to hold your best days. You are still here; therefore, God has more in store for you. More for you to see. He has more mountains to climb. He has more of the kingdom for you to advance. Those moments were great and should never be forgotten. Yet, you have new days for new moments in Him.

In this season, step into the new moments the Father has for you.

Prayer: Father, thank You for your word. I ask that You help me to let go of the good in my past and embrace the great things before me. Let me not limit You to my old glory days. Be glorified this year. Help me go on into the new moments you have waiting for me. Help me to trust You every step of the way. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

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You’re going to have to fight for it.

May 25, 2022

“That you do not become sluggish, but imitate those who through faith and patience inherit the promises” Hebrews 6:10 & 12, NKJV.

The promises of God are yours. They indeed are yours, yet sometimes, it won’t be easily handed to you. You’re going to have to fight for it, even if it is a fight within. It may require you to sacrifice. It may require some early mornings and late nights. You may have to fast and turn off some things. You may have to increase your education or change some bad habits. Whatever it may be, you are going to have to be diligent and tenacious about where God is taking you.

Nobody may see you, yet your Heavenly Father sees you. He sees your labor of love. He sees your tears, your press, and He is with you, providing His grace to help you. He sees your fight to give more to Him than you ever have, and my brother, He is right there. He will reward you!

Prayer: Father, thank You for encouraging me. I realize that I have to fight for it. Help me to do that. Help me to walk in Your grace provided to help me possess what You have for me. Refresh me, Father. I will continue to praise You for the joy of my reward, my victory, and my promised land. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Psalm 126:5-6, Joshua 1:5-8, Hebrews 12:2, Psalm 84:11, Philippians 3:13-14

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There’s Nothing Too Hard for Him

May 24, 2022

“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 you take a moment and realize that He is the God that made the heavens and the earth, you will realize there’s nothing too hard for Him. He covers your past and what is to come. He is the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. With an outstretched arm, He brought Israel out of Egypt, and with that same arm, He will mightily bring you out of whatever challenge you’re facing. He’s powerful enough to bring to pass what He has shown you. You may not see it yet, but even right now, He’s fixing, changing, resurrecting, and opening the right doors for you.

Set yourself today to continue to believe. If you’re down, I pray He lifts your head and encourages you. You’re going to make it. You’re going to get there. There’s nothing too hard for your God!

Prayer: Father, I thank You. I serve a good God! Help me to realize at this very moment, that there’s nothing You can’t do in my life. There’s nothing too hard for You! You are with me. You are on my side, and I will believe with joy on You! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Genesis 18:14, Deuteronomy 7:19

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Not afraid to do something new.

May 22, 2022

“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.

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

Don’t be afraid to step into something new. Don’t be afraid to be in a room with others who know more than you. It’s only the beginning of a new level, a new place in your life. The sooner you accept the place of starting over in a new place, the higher God can take you. The sooner you’ll arrive at where you know you’re called to go to all along. God said He would take you higher, and He says don’t allow fear to keep you from it.

Prayer: Father, I accept the place You are calling me to. It is new and there’s a part of me that feels afraid, but I choose to trust You. Fear won’t keep me from it. As I enter the door of a higher place, help me stay humble and to learn what You are wanting me to learn in the new place. I know it’s the beginning of something great in my life and I will step into what’s uncomfortable, into what’s new. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Isaiah 43:19, Philippians 4:13

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The best meal of the day is God’s word!

May 21, 2022

But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’ ” Matthew 4:4, NKJV.

I was sitting down before God’s word, and it felt like food to me. It is food for the man you can’t see. It’s food for the man that needs joy, hope, and strength for any fight you’re in. It’s not physical food, but it sure has its’ attributes.

It’s good!
It strengthens you.
It helps you keep going.
It quickens you with life.
It feeds your faith.
It helps you focus.
It refreshes your soul.
It quenches your thirst.
It will fill you inside.
It completely satisfies.

I’ve had some great food, but nothing does all the above like the word of God. When you don’t eat physically, you notice the difference, so it will be when you don’t eat spiritually. You will notice the difference inside, and the word of God will be what you need. Bread alone won’t do it. Coffee won’t do it. God’s word alone feeds the areas in our lives that are empty and without strength.

The best meal of your day is God’s word. Remember to eat today!

Prayer: Father, thank You for speaking to me. The best meal of my day is Your word. It is the key to my success today. Just like I make sure I eat physically, help me to make sure I eat spiritually. I can’t live without. Like I love to eat food, show me how to love Your word. I praise You for it. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen!

Study: John 6:63

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He’ll Find You

May 16, 2022

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

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

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

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

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

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

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We declare living waters flow in you!

May 15, 2022

“On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water” John 7:37-38, NKJV.

We prophesy that rivers of living water from God begin to flow throughout your life today. His Spirit begins to flow in you in ways you can’t explain. The life of God won’t be something you have to try and manufacture but will flow out of you effortlessly. You just come to Jesus, and joy, peace, and self-control begin to flow in your life effortlessly. Jesus, the Hope of Glory has redeemed you and he is giving you the grace to walk in a high place.

We declare over you that living water begins to pour in every dry place, in a hard time. These rivers begin to flow in your home. His word will quicken you and bring you a mighty trust in Him. We declare even if you feel like you’re in the valley, you will experience the waters of God come and refresh you and bring you new life, and begins to bless you all around. Come to Jesus, your living water!

Study: John 4:7-14 & 14:16-17; Galatians 5:22-23

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Never Been Here Before

May 14, 2022

“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.

You are in a new place, a new season, a new level in God, and you have never been there before. It is amazing how God takes us from faith to faith and glory to glory. He moves us from not believing to believing, and then, believing greatly. You are moving forward in God’s plan for you, yet it is all new to you, and you need to know how to be successful there.

A new level in God requires a new you. You can’t operate like you use to. It is like bringing old furniture into a new home, yet, new furniture is being supplied. Where you require a new discipline, a new focus, new courage, a new 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. Decide to 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 the last season, and He is greatly with you in your new one.

Prayer: Father, I thank You for bringing me into this new season, this new level in my life. It is refreshing, yet at the same time, it requires a new me and more of me. Help me to be strong in the grace that is in Jesus Christ to prosper where You have brought me to. I have faith I can do it through You. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

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

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Can Two Walk Together

May 12, 2022

“Can two walk together, unless they are agreed?” Amos‬ ‭3:3‬ ‭NKJV‬‬.

Imagine a couple that is now engaged and now it’s time to decide on their wedding location. They can’t wait to get married and they both are very excited. The man wants to get married in the mountains. The woman wants to get married on the beach. They can’t agree. A few months go by and they haven’t budged on what they want and still disagree. If they can’t agree, you will begin to wonder if the wedding will take place.

Is there something God is wanting you to agree with Him about? Is there a place in your life He wants to take you, blessings to receive, dreams to birth, but you haven’t decided to let go and agree with Him? Your indecision can cost you. It’s time for something more and He says now is the season and He needs you to agree, to walk with Him into it.

Prayer: Father, I praise You today. Help me to agree so You can walk me into the plans you have for me. In my heart I know there’s more to enter into. Help me to yield to Your Spirit and let You do a great work in me. I say okay God. I’ll walk with You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Proverbs 16:9 & 19:21, John 10:10, Acts 17:28, Hebrews 4:6-10

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Follow Your Instinct

May 7, 2022

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

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

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

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 what the Lord’s will is for you and be encouraged to follow how He’s leading you.

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 & 16:13, Proverbs 3:5-6

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Remember, it’s Worth it.

May 6, 2022

“For I consider [from the standpoint of faith] that the sufferings of the present life are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is about to be revealed to us and in us!” Romans‬ ‭8:18‬, Amplified.

Jesus paid a dear price on the cross to save us. He suffered but rose with all power and glory in His hands. He went through a lot, but he remembered it was worth it.

Yes, you are a man. Yes, you will have to make sacrifices at this critical juncture in your life. Some things you may even have to completely give up, so that the man in you, can come out of you. A dear price will be paid, but remember that it’s worth it. The glory of God, the manifestation of who God created you to be, is worth it. You are treasure-filled and the great treasure within you and the people the Lord reaches through you is worth it.

Prayer: Thank You Father for speaking to me. This is where I am. It’s worth it. When it gets tough, help me to remember that it’s worth it. Great things are being birthed in and through me. Give me abounding grace and be glorified in me. Birth the man you’ve called me to be and the purpose You created me to fulfill. Hallelujah! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Hebrews 12:2, Galatians 6:7-9, Philippians 2:8

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Stay with it. You’re coming forth as gold!

May 5, 2022

“That the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ,” 1 Peter 1:7, NKJV.

You may be experiencing one of the most trying times in your life. It is testing your faith, the true desires of your heart, and your will to do what the Lord says. Yet during your trial, you can tell that something is breaking forth. Like a baby in the womb, the pressure, the process, is pushing you forward and you can tell you are about to experience something great from God in your life if you just stay with it.

It may be testing you to the core, but stay with it. As Jesus was with Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego in the fiery furnace (Daniel 3:25), so He is with you. They came out unharmed and God did a great work, and so He will with you. You are at the cusp of something great and glorious in your life. Stay with whatever God is doing in you. You are coming forth as gold!

Prayer: Father, I feel pressed on every side, yet I’m staying with it. Whatever You are doing in me, have Your way. It may be challenging, but I know deep inside You are bringing greatness out of me. You are bringing destiny out of me. I ask for grace and a renewed strength right where I am and I thank You, Jesus, my Champion, Who is with me. I’m coming forth as gold! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Proverbs 17:3, Daniel 3:16-28, 2 Corinthians 4:7-12 & 17


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I’ll Stay By the River of His Word

May 4, 2022

“But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law he meditates day and night. He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf also shall not wither; and whatever he does shall prosper.” Psalm 1:2-3, NKJV.

A tree cannot survive without water. But with it, a tree can thrive. You are a tree of righteousness, and in these times, it is vital to stay by the river of God’s Word.

Do not underestimate its’ power. His word flows abundantly with everything you need. He will meet you right where you are. There is no greater shelter, comfort, counsel for strength, or offense than His word.

He framed the world with it, and Jesus fought with it. He healed with it, and you will win with it. His word has the power to keep us planted and thriving. It doesn’t mean we won’t go through anything, but God’s word will sustain you and feed you through it.

Confession: God’s word is powerful. I am a tree of righteousness, and I will plant my life by the river of His Word. It flows with guidance and sustenance. It flows with strength. I will thrive in these times because I fill my heart with what He says. I fill my mind with what He says. His word will provide counsel for every situation in my life. I will meditate on Your Word and prosper!

Study: Psalm 1, Joshua 1:8, Hebrews 4:12

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You Will Thrive

May 3, 2022

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

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

You were made to thrive. You were made to soar. You were made for much more. Even under pressure, you still will thrive. Even when the unexpected happens, you still will thrive. Jesus has given us the ability to thrive, flourish, and prosper under the most unlikeliest circumstances. Thrive is what you do.

You are planted in the Lord, and you are planted in His house. It may look like you will be last, but you will be first. It may look like you will be at the bottom, but 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. Help me be planted and stay planted in Your house. Because I’m planted in You and Your word, I will thrive. Even in the unlikeliest circumstances, help me to know that I will still bring forth fruit in my season. The devil can’t stop me. Let Your Spirit continue to fill me and direct me. I declare my life will prosper. I will thrive. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

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

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A Prayer for Your Healing

May 2, 2022

“But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed” Isaiah 53:5, NKJV.

“How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him” Acts 10:38, NKJV.

Father, I pray for my brother and sister in need of healing. I ask in faith and pray according to Your word that by Jesus’ stripes they are healed! I ask in faith according to Psalm 103 that You daily load them with benefits and You heal all our diseases. I declare right now that they have a sound mind. They have the mind of Christ! I touch and agree for healing to manifest against sickness, coronavirus, all cancer, tumors, sickle-cell anemia, headaches, chest pains, depression, traumas, mental illness, cataracts, lumps, back pain, and high blood pressure. I bind it and ask for Your mighty power shows up for them. What they could not move, I ask that it begins to move through the power of Jesus Christ. I ask that their bodies respond to Your anointing and that every reader responds to You with faith. You are their faithful Healer! I pray peace fills you now, and we thank You for moving in their health in Jesus’s name I pray, Amen!

Study: Psalm 103 & 107:20, Jeremiah 17:14, James 5:15, 1 Peter 2:24, 3 John 1:2, Philippians 4:6-7

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A Message of the Lord for you!

May 1, 2022

“Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know” Jeremiah‬ ‭33:3‬ ‭NKJV‬‬.

“Moreover the word of the Lord came to me, saying, ‘Jeremiah, what do you see?’ And I said, ‘I see a branch of an almond tree.’Then the Lord said to me, ‘You have seen well, for I am ready to perform My word’”Jeremiah‬ ‭1:11-12‬ ‭NKJV‬‬.

“Do you see it? Do you see the way I have made? Do you see My plans unfolding? Do you see what I am doing in your life? Things may be coming to distract you but don’t take your eyes off of what you see. I’m doing great things!

What you see will keep you free. What you see will keep you going. What you see will help you keep it as your priority. See Me. See My promises and My plans. Beyond the trial see My victory. Rejoice now because since you see it, you will have it”, says the Lord.

Study: Genesis 16:12-13, Jeremiah 29:11, 2 Corinthians 4:18 & 5:7

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Possess What God Has For You

April 30, 2022

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

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

As men, we have to face the hard reality that if we don’t work the plan that God has given us, what is in our hearts to accomplish won’t happen. If you drag your feet about it, you won’t ever actually hold it in your hands. I am seeing more and more that if you want what God has shown you, you have to 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!

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

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

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A Message from the Lord for you!

April 27, 2022

“I would have lost heart, unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait on the Lord; be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the Lord!” Psalm 27:13-14, NKJV.

Yes, you may wait on Me, but yes, when I’m done, you will be free. 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. Be of good courage and wait on Me, expect with joy from Me”, says the Lord.

Study: Psalm 37:9 & 34Isaiah 40:31James 1:2-4

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A Message of the Lord for you!

April 24, 2022

“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.

“Look to the hills from where your help comes from. It comes from Me. You are never defeated. Set your eyes on Me and leave them there so I can raise you high above your circumstance. It is indeed a time to come higher, and the key is setting your eyes on Me. Look up to Me, lift your hands to Me because I have already given you the victory”, says the Lord.

Study: Psalm 121, Hebrews 12:2

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He’s Molding You

April 21, 2022

“For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory” 2 Corinthians 4:17, NKJV.

God has set enormous oceans and seas to only be able to come so far inland. It can rage loudly, whirl, and rise up high all it wants, but God has established it cannot go past His boundary. Your enemies can try all they want, but God has established they will not get past Him. He is on your side!

No matter who or what you feel is against you and what is pursuing to hinder you, God will not allow you to become your enemy’s prey. Things may look like you will finally be snared. However, you are finally coming out. It may look like that blessing is going to slip through your hands, but you will receive it and it will work out better than you could have planned. Your faith may be tried, but know that God is in control. You are in a controlled environment, no matter how it appears, and it is molding and shaping you. This moment is working for you a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory.

Prayer: Thank You, Lord! I give You praise today. You are in control and I trust You. I will not become my enemy’s prey. Mold me and shape me. Make me completely into the man You desire. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Psalms 124, James 1:2-3

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I’m glad in the Lord

April 20, 2022

Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad; And let them say among the nations, ‘The Lord reigns’.” 1 Chronicles 16:31, NKJV.

“But let the righteous be glad; let them rejoice before God; yes, let them rejoice exceedingly” Psalm 68:3, NKJV.

Your days are not to be seen as time spent on worrying, but assured and glad about your mighty God. Glad means to experience pleasure, joy, or delight; to be made happy. He has made your day to live and rejoice exceedingly in. By Him, life is good and abundant and you have been redeemed. By Him, your enemies are driven away. This continually makes us glad.

Even in tribulation, make the grit decision to allow nothing to steal your joy because the Lord reigns! Be full of life, enjoy what is good and be thankful for the progress in your life. Celebrate your victories and where God has brought you from. Go deeper into your purpose–a purpose-filled day will make up a purpose-filled life. See what God is doing and where He’s taking you as marvelous in your eyes.

Confession: I thank the Father for His awesome, unfailing word. I decide to rejoice and be glad! I’m walking in joy today because the Lord is on my side. I’m glad He upholds me and answers my prayers. If He said it, He’ll do it! I am glad He continually blesses my life.

Study: Psalm 118 & 119:14, Nehemiah 8:10, John 16:33

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Aligned with His will for you.

April 19, 2022

“And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding” Colossians 1:9, ESV.

Where are you? Really. Where are you? Are you in the perfect will of God for your life? I had to ask myself this same question.

At the beginning of one year, I began to pray and fast to seek the Lord about His will for me. He revealed to me that I was living completely in the wrong city. Then He did something very amazing to me. As with two lines, He took His will and lined it up next to my life. He showed me where I was, the wrong turns I made, where He wants to be, and how to get there. That is when everything in my life began to change and get better. It became abundant and peaceful. That’s when restoration unfolded. That’s when I felt like myself again.

When you begin to align your life with His will, that’s when life straightens out.

Are you in His will is a simple question, but an important one. It is a question worthy of seeking the Father for, Who withholds no wisdom from you. God won’t align His will to ours. We align our will with His. If you aren’t sure that you are in God’s will, it is a good time to seek Him for it today.

Prayer: Father, align me with Your will. Straighten every area in my life out. Reveal to me where I am, what I’m after in life, and if I’m not in Your perfect will for my life, help me get there. In whatever You show me, help me to obey You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Colossians 1:9-10, James 1:5, Ephesians 5:15-17

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He is risen!

April 17, 2022

“He is not here; for He is risen, as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. And go quickly and tell His disciples that He is risen from the dead, and indeed He is going before you into Galilee; there you will see Him. Behold, I have told you” Matthew 28:6-7, NKJV.

Jesus had been telling His disciples what He came for. He had come to give His life as a sacrifice for our sins. Yet, He told them that wouldn’t be all that would happen. He also prophesied in three days that He would rise from the dead. He would tell them in different ways again and again that He would overcome the grave and rise. Now, the angel says He is risen, just like He said. 

Jesus didn’t come only to wipe away your sin. He came to make you alive. He came to give you eternal life. He came to make you new. He came to make the life of God, the purposes of God, the plan of God for you to rise! 

When He rose, you rose too. When He rose with all power in His hands, you have risen with power in yours. You have been raised to be the man God created you to be. Yes, it is amazing, beyond your comprehension, with everything you’ve been through, but you stand now in Christ, full of His Spirit and joy, and you are alive! Whatever He said will rise in your life, it will. It will be just like He said.

Prayer: Father, Jesus is alive! He rose just like He said. You’ve done great things for me. You have done what You said you will do in my life. Things are rising that appeared like they couldn’t. What an awesome God You are! Thank You Jesus for Your resurrection and mine! You made me alive! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: John 10:10

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In Due Time

April 16, 2022

“For when we were still without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly” Romans‬ ‭5:6‬ ‭NKJV‬‬.

When you were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for you. No matter what you’re going through, if you’re in Christ, in due time you will see what Christ dying for you has given you. It has given you rescue, mercy, deliverance, favor, and right-standing with God. In due time, you will see how much God loves you, as He brings you out, as you see Him make it right. You will see His plan completely unfold. He will turn it around. In due time, you will see your restoration ahead, and you will say this is all a result of what Jesus has done for me.

This is how it always will be for a believer. Because He died, you will live. All because of Jesus Christ and all that we have in Him, most of all, the forgiveness of sin. Continue to stand in your righteousness and serve the Lord with a happy heart. Don’t be moved by what you’re going through. Know in due time He will always step in and bring you victory.

Prayer: Father God, thank You for all You did through Your Son. You are good and faithful. I reflect on the magnitude of this moment. Thank You that I can trust You and Your timing. Thank You in due time I will see Your plans come to pass. Thank You that what I’m going through has an expiration date. I trust that You will always bring victory into my life! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Romans 5: 7-8

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Having a Finished Perspective

April 15, 2022

“So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, ‘It is finished!’ And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit” John 19:30, NKJV.

Notice Jesus didn’t say it was finished after He rose. He said it was finished when He died, paying a dear price for you and me. However, for those observing Him on the cross, it didn’t look like He finished anything. Yet, this is the power of a finished perspective.

Today, Jesus became the complete sacrifice for your sins, and through Him, every blessing and every victory freely flows in your life. It may not look like God isn’t doing anything, but just like in three days Jesus was at work, taking the keys of hell and the grave, so is He at work on your behalf.

Because of the Son, choose not to wait until you rise to see the blessing. Don’t wait to receive joy and peace until you rise. No matter what your current situation looks like, or what you’re going through, Jesus said it’s finished.

Prayer: Thank You Jesus for laying down your life so that I could pick up mine. I thank You that it’s finished. Since it was finished on the cross, it is finished in my life. I receive it, Father. I rejoice over Your truth. Help me to always see my life from a finished perspective. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: John 15:13 & 20:19-20, Romans 5:1-8

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Move Into Your Purpose

April 13, 2022

“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 woke up one day and became a parole officer.

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

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

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

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

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

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Confident in this–He’s not done with you.

April 12, 2022

“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 that has 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 toward Him. Keep coming to God. Hold your head up in confidence and with joy as a son to his father — He’s not done with you!

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

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

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Let the redeemed of the Lord say so!

April 11, 2022

“Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, whom He has redeemed from the hand of the enemy” ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭107:2‬ ‭NKJV‬.

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 in the enemy’s hands, but Jesus 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 to always receive everything, every promise, 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 word. I am a son of God. I am blessed and I belong to You. I thank You and I declare I am redeemed! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: John 8:36, Galatians 3:13, Proverbs 18:21, 1 Corinthians 6:20

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He has rebuked your enemy. You will prevail.

April 10, 2022

“He rebuked the Red Sea also, and it dried up; so He led them through the depths, as through the wilderness. He saved them from the hand of him who hated them, and redeemed them from the hand of the enemy. The waters covered their enemies; there was not one of them left. Then they believed His words; they sang His praise.” Psalm 106:9-12, NKJV.

You know that all the things that are around you attempting to hinder, distract and take you out will not prevail. The Lord your God has rebuked all of it and it will not succeed against you. Just like God did with the Red Sea for Israel, so He has done for you. You don’t have to wonder anymore why you always prevail because this is why.

The blood of Jesus has been shed for you. Though you may see your enemy on your left and your right, he cannot prevail over you. What appears will swallow you up only causes you to see another great, wonderful move of God, as you come out on the other side with your blessing and promise, and the devil gets swallowed up in your victory instead.

Prayer: Father I praise You! Thank Father that the enemy and his tactics have been rebuked and will not prevail in my life. I’m covered by the blood of Jesus. He paid the ultimate price to give me victory. I’m in Your hands and nothing can pluck me out of it. Just as Israel by faith kept moving forward, help me to continue to do the same. I will prevail. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Exodus 14:21-30, 1 Corinthians 15:57

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Free because of what He said!

April 9, 2022

“Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, ‘If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free’.” John 8:31-32, NKJV.

If a lie from the enemy has a grip on you, lay hold of the truth of God’s word. If you want to be a man of courage, get the word. If you want to stand in victory despite what you face, get the word. Nothing may have happened yet, but you’ll have His word, and it will make you happy because you know what He said. If you want to live free, get the word. The truth of God about Who He is, and who we are is what makes you free.

Man cannot live, truly live free as God intended, by bread only. It takes the Bread of Life, Jesus the Word that became flesh and dwelled among us (John 1:14). He came to set us free, to give us life and that life more abundantly, and it belongs to you. Every bit of it belongs to you today.

Prayer: Father, I give You praise and I thank You for the power of Your word. Help me to get Your word today. Help me to know the truth and make this man free through it. I will walk in joy and victory today. I am Your disciple Jesus and I choose to abide in Your word. As I do, I will be made free and live. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Matthew 4:4, John 10:10 & 15:1-5

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Whatever He says to you, do it.

April 6, 2022

“His mother said to the servants, ‘Whatever He says to you, do it.’ ” John 2:5, NKJV.

What if it doesn’t work? What if they say no? What if I fail? What if it doesn’t turn out right, God?… To whatever question you have, God’s answer is simply just do it.

This was Jesus’ mother’s response to the servants at a wedding when they ran out of wine. She gave them a mighty solution. She told them whatever he tells them to do, do it. As they did what Jesus said, he worked a miracle and turned water into the best wine there.
We’re not responsible for making the miracle, we just do what he says.
Don’t focus on making it work. Pursue to not focus on making it turn around. Don’t even concern yourself with how the person will respond, past mistakes, results, or even changing yourself. Shift your heart to say I will just do whatever Jesus says and leave the results to Him.

Prayer: Father, thank You for Your word, and I’m encouraged today. It can be hard sometimes, but help me to shift from focusing on making it happen, to only doing what You say and leave the rest to You. Help me to keep this wisdom before me. I praise You now because on the other side of me just doing what You say is my miracle, is my breakthrough. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: John 2:1-10, Ephesians 3:20

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Return to a place of rest.

April 4, 2022

“Return to your rest, O my soul, for the Lord has dealt bountifully with you. For You have delivered my soul from death, my eyes from tears, and my feet from falling” Psalms 116:7-8, NKJV.

Leave that place of burden and worry, and return to your place of rest. Leave that place of trying to figure it out on your own, and return to your place of rest. That place of rest in the Lord.

Set yourself, stand still and look at how over the years He’s dealt bountifully, He’s dealt well with you and blessed you, even beyond what you deserve. No one knows, but He delivered you so many times. Remember all He’s has done and doing in your life, and say the Lord has got this one too. He’s been and will be good, so rest. He’s faithful, so rest. It’s already done, so rest.

Prayer: Father, I give You all the glory and I thank You for a place of rest. Help me to let go by faith and rest. Help me to cast with force my cares to You. I give them all away to You. As I give them to You, You’ll give me the wisdom and light for my path I need. I’ll see the way You’ve made for me. You got this ! My entire life is in Your hands. You are good and faithful. I say soul be still, and I will rest in You. In Jesus’ mighty name, Amen.

Study: Psalm 23, Matthew 11:28, Hebrews 4:1-10, 1 Peter 5:7

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A Message from the Lord for You!

April 3, 2022

“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.

“About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them, and suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken…” Acts 16:25-26, ESV.

“What My people need is more of Me. I will deliver and set you free. More of My word, more of Me. More giving of thanks, more of Me. Get into My presence and receive more of Me. Less asking in prayer and more of just coming to sit before Me and worship Me. Less formulas and trying to figure it out, just come after more of Me. Less thinking on your decisions and more flowing out what I am speaking to your heart. Let My Spirit lead and flow with Me, and you will receive more Me,” says the Lord.

Study: Luke 10:41-42John 3:30 & 6:35Acts 17:28Ephesians 3:20

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While others are sleeping, be awake.

April 2, 2022

“But make sure that you don’t get so absorbed and exhausted in taking care of all your day-by-day obligations that you lose track of the time and doze off, oblivious to God. The night is about over, dawn is about to break. Be up and awake to what God is doing! God is putting the finishing touches on the salvation work he began when we first believed” Romans 13:11, Message Bible.

I woke up in the middle of the night one day and I was wide awake. God spoke to me and said, “This is how I want you to be. I asked Him what do You mean. He said while others are sleeping, I want you to be awake. I want you to be awake to the calling I have on your life. I want you to be awake to the labor you need to do with the time that I give you. I want you to be awake like the ant, who prepares in the summer to be ready when the winter comes. I want you to be awake to the times you are in. I want you to be awake to how I desire to bless you.”

Some are sleeping around you, but don’t be deceived. Be wide awake. When others aren’t studying and praying, you are. When other men keep to themselves, you are calling other men and seeing how they are doing–praying with them, encouraging them. While others just visit their family, you are wide awake to sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ with them while they are still here. While some men aren’t going to church, you are going and getting involved. When others are just working a job, you are working God’s plan. While others are spending, you are saving. When others aren’t taking care of their bodies, you’re in the gym.

Be awake to the Father and His business. That is how He wants you to live in these times.

Prayer: Father, You are good and I thank You today. Help me to live according to how You want me to live. While others are sleeping, I want to be wide awake. I pray we all are awake to Jesus. I ask that Your grace be multiplied in my life and I thank You for a blessed life. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Ephesians 5:14-17

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Make it count.

April 1, 2022

“So teach us to number our days, That we may gain a heart of wisdom” Psalms‬ ‭90:12‬ ‭NKJV‬‬.

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

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

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

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

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

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Feelings will come and go but speak the word.

March 30, 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.

God’s word was given to us, not only to be thought upon but to be spoken and declared, even when we don’t feel like who He says we are, even when we don’t feel qualified or strong. Because God’s word has life, we will face opposition from the enemy when we consider saying what God Himself says about us. God maintains everything by the power of His word, which is forever settled in Heaven, and God wants them to be forever settled in you.

Things will change for you not based on your feelings, but because God said they will! No matter how you feel, or what you face, speak His word. It may feel pointless at first, but speak it by faith, and watch joy rise in you, and life, strength, and encouragement will powerfully come.

Confession: I declare according to Philippians 4:13, I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength! No weapon formed against me, my family, my health, or my finances will prosper. God is for me, and on my side. I will not give in to pressure, but I will keep moving forward by faith in God. I am a victorious man through Jesus Christ. Hallelujah!

Study: Proverbs 18:21Philippians 4:13Isaiah 54:17

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Make your boast in the Lord!

March 29, 2022


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

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

Make sure you boast on your God. Before the outcome even comes, know that the Lord is going cause you to win it all. 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 circumstance, 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 come through!

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 in my team, I surely can boast on my God! 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 mercy endures forever! I will boast in the Lord. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

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

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You stepped out on faith, but nothing is happening yet.

March 26, 2022

“And Peter answered Him and said, “Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water.” So He said, “Come…” ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭14:28-29‬ ‭NKJV‬‬.

“And Elisha sent a messenger to him, saying, “Go and wash in the Jordan seven times, and your flesh shall be restored to you, and you shall be clean.” But Naaman became furious, and went away and said, “Indeed, I said to myself, ‘He will surely come out to me, and stand and call on the name of the Lord his God, and wave his hand over the place, and heal the leprosy.’” 2 Kings 5:10-11, NKJV,

I had a reader reach out to me and ask what do you do when you’ve taken a step of faith you believe God wanted you to take–and you have His peace about it–and now you are waiting for it to break forth and happen, but you don’t see any sign of your desired results? This was the answer God gave me and I pray it blesses you too.

Jesus told Peter to come and walk on the water to Him. Yet, Peter asked Him could he come first. Jesus answered him. What you have asked of God, what answer has Jesus given you? This is where you set your faith. As long as you know that Jesus has said to come, He has said this is what I have for you, this is what I’ve called you to, this is My plan for you, then you can wait as long as you have to for it to fully come to pass, and He will refresh you to wait on His perfect timing.

In 2 Kings 5:10-11, the Prophet Elisha told Naaman to receive his healing, he had to go and wash in the Jordan River, not another one. If you’re not seeing anything happening yet, it’s always good to check and make sure you’ve followed the Lord’s instructions. Success is in the details! Receiving what God has for you is not just based on what you do, but how and when He tells you to do it. If you know that God has spoken to you to do it, then begin to ask God if you are doing it how He told you to.

Prayer: Father, You are always able to give me just the right clarity I need every time. As long as I’m following You, everything is going to work out for me. At Your word, I’ve stepped out in faith, and I ask that You help me to remain patient and stay in faith, as I wait for it to fully come to pass in Your perfect timing. Thank You Lord! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Hebrews 6:12, Ecclesiastes 3:1, Ephesians 5:17, Psalm 37:5

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You are God’s Chosen Man

March 20, 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.

I remember when I was younger, I would go to the park to play basketball, and two captains would pick who they wanted to play with them. The rest of us guys would all stand in a line—all types of height, shapes, and sizes—and it felt good to be chosen to be a part of a team.

You are just like that. Out of all the men God could have chosen by name in this hour, He chose you. He hand-picked you, and it is honorable. You were standing in the world, among the hurting and the bruised, didn’t know where to turn, and God called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.

God says you are part of a chosen generation, a royal priesthood of men, a holy nation, called to be light and proclaim the praises of the Father. If He chose you, everything you need is already in you. You can do it! With Him you can make it. You can conquer any mountain. You are God’s man–called to make disciples and spread the Gospel to those in need of it. You are called to show people how they can win in life through Christ Jesus. You are chosen, and the Father is asking for your best game right now.

Prayer: Father, thank You for choosing me. You wouldn’t have picked me if I couldn’t be everything You’ve called me to be. I am a man of God and priest of my home. I am royalty and holy. I am favored and blessed. I have been called out, to be sent back into the world to be a light for You. I pray more men answer Your call. I yield to You Holy Spirit and I will live for You. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Ephesians 2:10, 2 Chronicles 7:14, Jeremiah 1:5

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Give everything you have.

March 16, 2022

“Better not to vow than to vow and not pay” Ecclesiastes‬ ‭5:5‬ ‭NKJV‬‬.

As a man, don’t short-change anybody. Short-change simply means to give less than the correct amount that should be given. Don’t short-change your wife and your children. Don’t short-change your job. If they give you full pay, give them a good hard day’s work. It is better to not commit than to make the commitment and not do what you have said you would do. You made your vow to your wife and family. You made your commitments. Be an imitator of God. Be a man’s man and give everything you have to them.

Prayer: Father, help me not to short-change anybody. Not my family, my church, my job. I am a man and I do what I have committed to. Help me to be known as someone hardworking, honorable, and who gives everything I have. I ask for Your mighty grace to strengthen me, especially at times when I feel tired. Cause me to rely on You and I thank You for being glorified in my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Matthew 5:37, Ephesians 5:1, 1 Corinthians 11:1, Colossians 3:23

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When it’s hard, I open up to You

March 13, 2022

“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 with me today: Father, I open up to You today regarding my entire life. You know what I face. You know what I am up against. You know all of the struggles that I am having to endure. I am a man that won’t be silent, but I open up right now to You. See every battle, see every fight to trust You, all of the lusts of this flesh, and all the things I am caring about that I should just give over to You. All the provision I need, but I am fighting to trust You will provide. To be honest, sometimes, this walk is hard Father, and I need Your strength.

I thank You that as I open up to You, You are opening up to me. You are opening up to me 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. I will keep my faith. There is a pouring out of Your truth in me right now that everything’s going to be alright! I praise You now and I thank You for these great things in Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Psalm 23 & 91

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You Have Authority

March 12, 2022

“He said to them, “I watched Satan fall from heaven like [a flash of] lightning. Listen carefully: I have given you authority [that you now possess] to tread on [serpents and scorpions, and [the ability to exercise authority] over all the power of the enemy (Satan); and nothing will [in any way] harm you” Luke 10:18-19, Amplified.

“Be sober [well balanced and self-disciplined], be alert and cautious at all times. That enemy of yours, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion [fiercely hungry], seeking someone to devour” 1 Peter 5:8, Amplified.

The Lord has given us power to tread upon scorpions and serpents, symbolic of demonic spirits. We tread upon all the evil works of the devil, all of his plots, and all over his entrapments. God has unplugged them.

God has pulled the plug on all of the devil’s plans and schemes, and they have no power. The weapon may become formed, but it cannot prosper. It won’t work. He may try to rise against you, but he has no power against you. Since he has no power against you, he has no victory against you.

You can rise up and say no, I will tread over your scheme to divide, and I will forgive. Say no, I will not fall for the entrapment of anger, and my wife and I will have an awesome weekend together. Say no, I take authority over my responses, and they will be Spirit-led and with love. You aren’t devouring me. I’m devouring you because Jesus gave me authority!

Prayer: Father, I glorify Your great Name. There is none like You! I rejoice that I have authority. Most of all, I rejoice that you saved me. From the works of fear to condemnation, I have been given power. Now, I boldly take up my authority in the name of Jesus Christ! Help me always see with wisdom the plots and schemes of the wicked one and tread over them. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: 1 John 4:4Romans 8:1 & 12:21Galatians 5:16Ephesians 5:15

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Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff

March 11, 2022

“Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old” Isaiah 43:18, ESV.

“And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful” Colossians 3:15, ESV.

Do you know you can lose control of your vehicle swatting at flies? People can say or do things, even unintentionally, but God is still on the throne. Let the small stuff go. Don’t let something small be big in your life. Don’t major in the minors.

Let the peace of God rule in your heart because you are truly too blessed. There are much more important things happening around you and in you. There’s too much new to hold on to the old. Be quick to forgive, quick to repent, and keep moving into the destination God has for you.

Prayer: Father, thank You for helping me not sweat the small stuff. I’m blessed, and I’m thankful. Help me to let the peace of God rule in my heart. Help me not to worry about what I can’t control. I choose love. I will forgive freely and let go of the old, and I’m breaking forth into the new. I will keep moving toward the destination and the plans You have for my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Isaiah 43:18-19, Matthew 6:27-33, 1 Corinthians 13:4-8

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Shift your mind on God.

March 9, 2022

“You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You, Because he trusts in You” Isaiah‬ ‭26:3‬ ‭NKJV‬.

Shift your mind on God. With all of your strength, with all of your mind, and you will find God does great things for you. When you shift your mind on God, the blessings flow. There’s an overflow. The Holy Ghost interrupts the devil’s plans. Fear leaves and His peace you receive when you shift your mind on God.

Prayer: Father, I give You praise and glory this morning. When so many things pursue to fill my heart and mind, help me to quickly shift my mind on You. No matter what it may be, whether, in the world or my life, I shift my mind on Your goodness, faithfulness, and victory. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Philippians 4:6-7

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He wants your faith.

March 8, 2022

“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.

God knows what you want, and He will give you what you desire, but you have to give Him what He desires first. What He wants is your faith.

He wants to see our faith in the small things that people don’t see. It’s your faith He desires when you submit to forgiveness and let it go. He desires your faith in being longsuffering, patient with others, and kind—the faith in being good and overcoming evil with it.

When you apply faith in your daily living, those small life moments, and you see the results of His word, it will make it easy to give the Lord your faith when issues arise, when you don’t know what to do, you’ll continue having faith. It will be easy to provide him with your faith when He tells you to launch out into the deep in your calling.

Because you have faith in Him as Your Father that takes care of you and covers you, you will receive the reward of it.

Prayer: Father, You want my faith. Here it is. There’s a lot of turbulence around me, but you want my faith. Here it is. Help me give You my faith in my everyday life moments, which prepares me for the big things You have planned for me. My heart and my faith are Yours Father, and I declare I will receive the reward of it. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Hebrews 11:1Romans 12:21Luke 5:4 & 19:17Galatians 5:22-231 Corinthians 13:4-7

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A Message from the Lord

March 5, 2022


“Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be afraid, for I am your God. I will strengthen you; I will help you; I will hold on to you with My righteous right hand” Isaiah 41:10, CSB.

“I’ve got you! I’m holding on to you and I refuse to let you go. You may be in a place you’ve never been before, seeing things you’ve never seen before, but I’ve got you. Your life is in My hands and your heavenly Father is holding you by My strength and power. I wouldn’t help you get to where you are and then leave you. I’m here to help you go from faith to faith and from glory to glory. Though you may feel afraid, I’ve got you!”

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Hope Against Hope

March 5, 2022

“In hope he believed against hope, that he should become the father of many nations, as he had been told, ‘So shall your offspring be.’ ” Romans 4:18, ESV.

I had never seen a block like the one from Lebron James in the 2016 NBA Finals. It appeared that there was no way he could do anything, but He covered 88 feet in seconds. He caught the right break from a teammate and blocked a sure layup. Against all odds, he hoped against hope, and he was able to accomplish the impossible.

Hope against hope, my brother. If you still see it, it’s still yours. If the Lord is reminding you of it, it’s not too late for you to leap in your life and reach it. You look like nothing can be done. You may feel so behind and how in the world can you get there, but it will be the hand of God that causes you to make up ground in your life, and the momentum of His grace that causes you to run and not get weary. It will be the right break, the favor of God, that opens doors and the divine interventions of your God that you can’t explain that causes you to see God do the impossible for you. Like Abraham, believe you have a God that can do anything for you.

So hope against hope.

Prayer: Father, that touched the right spot. I hope against hope today. It may not look like I can get there, but I choose to believe You. Help me by Your strength and grace to receive what seems impossible. As I continue to walk by faith, You will do what I can’t explain. You will do beyond what I can ask for or imagine! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: 2 Corinthians 5:7, Ephesians 3:20

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It’s His Will for You

March 3, 2022

“Paul called to be an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God, and Sosthenes our brother” 1 Corinthians 1:1, NKJV.

The most important aspect of this scripture is not that Paul said he was an apostle. It isn’t even that he was called of Jesus Christ. The most invaluable insight here is that he was who he was through knowing it was the will of God.

You are not a happen-stance. You can receive that your calling is God’s will for you because God has designed and fully equipped you for it. You can operate in your with strong confidence when you understand before you were even conceived in your mother’s womb, it was His will for your life. It is established, never to be revoked, altered, stripped away, or changed.

As you pursue to walk out your calling each day, be assured God is with you. No matter the obstacle, you are not alone. His will is backing you. His love and favor are with you. You can operate in authority because He made you, He put you exactly where you are, and no weapon will prosper against you because of His predestined plan for you!

I know of no one that can turn the will of God from you. I know of no mistake that can turn the will of God from you. He has authored it and He will help you finish your specific assignment on the earth. You will be who you are called to be through the will of God.

Prayer: Father, thank You for the truth of Your word. Help me to stand firm that You have called me and it is Your will for my life. Through Your will, I am blessed and graced to walk in it. I declare I am called and through the will of God, I won’t be stopped. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Jeremiah 1:5, Romans 8:29-30 & 11:29

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Nothing can stop a submitted man

February 28, 2022

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Let God Arise!

February 27, 2022

“Let God arise, let His enemies be scattered; let those also who hate Him flee before Him” Psalm 68:1, NKJV.

If you have ever seen a sunrise, it is one of the most beautiful sights to behold. Everything makes way for the sun and dawning of a new day, and as the sun takes over, darkness must leave. It may not appear like it, but God is doing the same in this hour.

There is more prayer happening than ever before. He is rising in the earth like the sun. He has brought dominion and victory with Him, and darkness can only scatter because the Lord shows up. He is showing up more and more, bigger and bigger, greater, and greater in your life.

As you see God arising, declare and agree with Him. Let the joy of the Lord arise, and His enemies be scattered! Let His will for your life arise, and your enemies be scattered! Let His blessings arise abundantly, and your enemies are scattered. This is your time of manifestation of God-given provision and victory.

Prayer: Hallelujah, Father! Yes, arise and let Your enemies be scattered! When You arise, all my enemies are driven away. I worship and thank You for being good and still on the throne in these times. You are moving and drawing people to You. Help me to stand on Your word and let You arise continually! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Psalm 68, Proverbs 4:18, Isaiah 60:1-3

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He blessed you and no one can reverse it!

February 26, 2022

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

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

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

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

Prayer: Thank You, Father! I give You praise for commanding the blessing on my life, and the devil cannot reverse it! Your hand is on my life, and that won’t change. Your victory, goodness, and favor will always rise! Help me not worry, but rest in the blessing and keep following You. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

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

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

February 25, 2022

“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 will hear His voice. You’ll hear a word in season. He’ll remind you of who you are. If you set your eyes on God, He will show you what to do.

Don’t focus on the problem. Fix your eyes on Jesus, and you will see everything you need is in Him. You’ll see the way He has already made.

Prayer: Father, thank You for Your word. I’m not looking at the problem. My eyes are on You, Jesus. Help me to keep my eyes are on how awesome You are. My eyes are on how faithful You are. I set my mind on Your word. My heart is fixed, trusting in the Lord! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Psalm 112:7

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He wants to talk to you.

February 20, 2022

“The Spirit of the Lord speaks by me; his word is on my tongue” 2 Samuel 23:2, ESV.

When you wake up in the morning, the Father wants to talk to you. When you are going throughout your day, the Father wants to talk to you. As a father with a son, there’s a fellowship that the Father wants to have with you.

With so many things happening around us, it can be easy to be distracted in our lives. Then, we find ourselves during our day, hearing everything us more than we are hearing God. Yet, if you will stop and allow Him to talk to you, you’ll hear Him tell you exactly what you need. You’ll hear Him give you the right perspective about your situation. He’ll say it’s going to work out. The Holy Spirit will remind you of what Jesus the Prince of Peace has said, and you don’t have to worry.

Whatever you may be going through, open His word because He wants to talk to you. He has given you an expected end.

Prayer: Father, thank You for wanting to talk to me. The God of all things, Creator of all things, wants to speak to me. Help me to allow you to. Help me to position my mind and heart to not be distracted, but walk and talk with you. It’s a great day today. The Lord is with me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Jeremiah 29:11, John 14:26, Romans 10:17, Hebrews 1:1-2

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Not waiting on perfection conditions.

February 19, 2022

“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 on everything to be perfect before you obey God, you can end up spending years on the sidelines of your life.

In imperfect conditions, Jesus came to the earth and made man better. 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 laptop, and your gift in your hands. You may have to drive on a getaway instead of waiting for a grand trip so that you can go ahead and get the quality time your marriage needs. You may be waiting to work out that situation with someone when God says to tell them the truth this weekend.

There may be winds all around, but the Lord says don’t observe them in these times. The winds are trying to keep you from sowing. The perfect condition is His perfect will 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. I may have to launch out with what I have. Help me, Holy Spirit, to 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 voice 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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The Lord is Good to Us

February 18, 2022

“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 that says that God is good they’re 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, that situation around, and greatly bless you this entire time. 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 are good to us. Help me to put my trust in You and obey You. I let go and choose Your way. Because I trust You, I will try You, and 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 10:10, & 21:5-7Romans 8:28

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Seize Your Moment

February 16, 2022

“The lazy man does not roast what he took in hunting, but diligence is man’s precious possession” Proverbs 12:27, NKJV.

Knowing that he needs to eat, a lazy man will not cook what he caught. Amazingly, the Bible describes this man as lazy. From the onset, you would say he at least gets credit for his hunting, but there is a point that scripture wants to reveal to us.

Laziness or procrastination can come at any point while we pursue God’s will for our lives, even when it’s time to prepare and when it’s time to seize what He has for us. We enter seasons that call for our utmost diligence to seize the moment and seize the doors that God has opened. You have the opened door, you have the opportunity, you have the favor, you have the support, yet you also have to remain diligent to walk through them. Your diligence will determine whether you possess what God has set before you.
This is why God calls your diligence your precious possession. It will help you eat of what you have pursued, what you have waited so long for, what you have worked so hard for, what you have endured and believed God for. Now it is before you. It’s time to prepare what God has blessed you with and enter into what He has for your life.

Just as excited as you are in knowing God’s will, remain just as excited to execute it. You can do it, my brother. Seize your season.

Prayer: Father, I praise You! You have placed everything I need before me. Help me not to let up now. I come against any hindering spirit in Jesus’ name. Refresh me, Father. I ask for strength by Your Spirit. Thank You for the grace and diligence to seize this time in my life. Glory to God! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Proverbs 13:4, Galatians 6:9, Hebrews 6:10-12

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Nothing missing, nothing broken peace.

February 15, 2022

“For He Himself is our peace…” Ephesians‬ ‭2:14‬ ‭NKJV‬‬.

“Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid” John‬ ‭14:27‬ ‭NKJV‬‬.

We usually define peace as a state of quietness of mind, but God’s peace is much deeper. Peace means “Shalom” in Hebrew and “Eirini” in Greek. It means to have nothing missing, to be complete, to be whole, to restore, to have nothing broken.

Here’s an example. My previous manager and her husband had a new house built. It wasn’t just any house. It was built with many antique items, from the front door, hardwood flooring shipped in, the man cave, and more. However, the one thing that was missing was her kitchen cabinets. Although they had everything else, the house wasn’t complete, wasn’t whole until those cabinets were installed. A few weeks ago, she told me she and her husband finally got their kitchen cabinets. Now her home was “Shalom”. “Eirini”. Complete. Nothing was missing, nothing broken.

You may have many things in your life, but you don’t feel you are shalom, or your life isn’t whole or complete. I don’t know what you may be missing, but you may be missing some boldness. You may be missing some healing for years so you can move forward. You may need some self-control or confidence. You could be needing patience until a desire comes, a rekindled fire, or overcoming something that’s hindered you.

Jesus is your peace. He is Who makes you whole and complete. He became our peace, restoring our relationship with God, and He is our peace no matter where we find ourselves in life. He supernaturally makes the difference.

We are going to pray and believe God that this week Jesus fills what’s missing and supernaturally gives your life peace.

Prayer: Thank You, Father. Thank You, Jesus, for being my peace. I pray for Your Shalom, Your Eirini, to manifest in my life. Supernaturally complete me and make me whole. I let You become what’s missing. I’m restored to the Father, and I’m restored in my life. I thank You for this peace in my life. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen!

Study: Mark 5:25-34, Romans 5:1

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Success is in the details.

February 13, 2022

“For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous…” 1 John 5:3, KJV.

Our son was doing his homework, and all of a sudden he yelled, “I can’t find the mouse! I can’t do this! This is too hard!!” I went over to him and said, “Your teacher wouldn’t have given you the homework if you weren’t able to do it. Let me sit down and help you.”

He was looking for a mouse, but those weren’t the instructions. He needed to find the picture of the word that rhymes with mouse, not a picture of one. Success is in the details.

Is there anything, any assignment, any mountain, any challenge, before that you are so frustrated with, and saying this is just too hard? Are you going through something that you feel that you can’t bear and there seems to be no way through it? God is good and He wouldn’t have given you the assignment if He didn’t equip you to do it. His will isn’t grievous either. He will never allow anything above what you are able to bear, and there is nothing before you that you can’t handle through Him.

The question is have you settled yourself, leaned in as you pray to hear the Holy Spirit help you and give you the guidance you need, the perspective you need? How is God saying is best to overcome the circumstance? Could it be frustrating because now isn’t the time? Did He say do it with them?

Whatever you are wanting to succeed at, whatever you are pressing your way through, remember, success is in the details.

Prayer: Father, thank You for clarity. God, this assignment, situation, this mountain feels so hard and I am getting discouraged. Yet, Your commandments are not grievous. Therefore, I turn to You. I calm

down and Holy Spirit I lean on you in prayer for help. Step by step, I thank You for helping me do what You are telling me to do and for Your success in my life. Success is in the details. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Proverbs 8:35Philippians 4:131 Corinthians 10:13

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Show Us, Father.

February 12, 2022

“‘Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know” Jeremiah‬ ‭33:3‬ ‭NKJV‬.

“That the Lord your God may show us the way in which we should walk and the thing we should do” Jeremiah‬ ‭42:3‬ ‭NKJV‬.

Father, we pray in Jesus’ name, show us Your will. Reveal Yourself through Your word. Show us Your counsel. Show us which way to go and which way to turn. Show us how to handle the issues we are experiencing and how to give them to You. We give You control. You are the only One that can fix it, so I fix my eyes on Jesus. Show us how to navigate through challenges and arrive at every victory You’ve ordained for us. Show us more of You. Show us how to live and walk like You Jesus. We step into your grace and the supernatural strength found in Your joy. Teach us how to grow in wisdom and stature, and in favor with You and with man. We thank you for showing and doing great and mighty things in our lives today. In Jesus’ powerful name we pray, Amen!

Study: Jeremiah 42:1-9, Nehemiah 8:10, Luke 2:52, James1:5


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Marrying on Potential

February 11, 2022

“He who finds a wife finds a good thing, And obtains favor from the Lord” Proverbs 18:22, NKJV.

Would you let someone repair your home heating system based on their potential? Would you allow a doctor to perform surgery on your lower back based on their potential? 

No, you wouldn’t. It’s a serious decision which requires careful consideration. 

Marriage is a big decision. It is not wise to marry someone based on potential. Potential means process. It will be a process for them to get to that potential, which is a work in them only God can do. It is sobering to know there is no timetable for that. If you marry them on potential, you will have to go through their process with them. She may be very attractive, but take a moment and carefully consider her. Allow God to complete the work He is doing in their lives. When they are complete and they are ready for marriage, if she is God’s choice for you, He will add her to you.

God’s desire is that you are complete in Him, ready to love, cover, take care of and lead a wife. He’s desire is the same for you, a wife ready to be a help mate, knows who she is, she fits your life and your calling, loves you, and most of all, loves God above you.

Let the Father lead you to the right woman for you. He knows you, and He knows the perfect fit for you.

Prayer: Father, thank You for speaking to me. I ask that You help me when it comes to dating and marriage, which is an important decision. If I have to let her go, so be it. I want to carefully consider who I marry. I ask for someone complete in You, and she perfectly fits me. Help me not be in a rush, but to trust You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Proverbs 2:63:5-6Genesis 24:10-20

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The Potter of Your Life

February 9, 2022

“But now, O Lord, You are our Father; We are the clay, and You our potter; And all we are the work of Your hand” Isaiah 64:8, NKJV.

“And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter; so he made it again into another vessel, as it seemed good to the potter to make” Jeremiah 18:4, NKJV.

A potter doesn’t rush their work. They take their time. God is the potter, and you are the clay. He is taking His time. Don’t rush the process. Don’t get off the wheel. Stay in His hands and continue to let Him do the work He is doing in your life. Sometimes, it’s not pretty, but nor does a pot look that way in the process. Yet in the end, the potter makes something great and what you didn’t know the purpose for it, or what was possible the potter could do. So is the Potter of your life.

Prayer: Father, You are the Potter, and I am the clay. I will continue to do what You say. Help me to stay on the wheel. When it gets tough, help me to remain on the wheel and allow You to do what You desire in my life. I love You and thank You for all that You do. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Jeremiah 18:1-6

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God will be glorified, so stand!

February 7, 2022

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

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

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

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

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

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If You Want to be Happy, Get in His Will

February 6, 2022

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

In Atlanta, Georgia, one of the major highways is 285. It is literally a massive circle around the city, leading you to anywhere you need to go. Yet, if you don’t get off 285, you will eventually end up right back where you started.

If you want to be happy, happiness isn’t found where it may appear to be. It may seem for a man we know how to get there, but eventually, we find like 285 we are right back where we started–unfulfilled and unhappy. As a godly man, a believer, if you’re not careful, you can find yourself going around like a circle in one area or another in life.

It can be frustrating and tiring to want something to work that was never meant to be.

Our happiness isn’t found in our will. Our happiness is found in His will. It is only found by letting go of our way, and your Creator’s desires and plans become accepted. We say—okay, Father. Okay. I will do what You say. We say no more circle living, and we’re going to trust God.

The Bible says blessed, or “How happy!”, is the man that trusts Him. You decided to hear what the Lord has to say, do it, and then discover that the key to your happiness is in His will. Taste and see that He has a sure blueprint for your happiness, and don’t let fear rob you of it. You’ll never be happier than when you decide to be who He created you to be.

Prayer: Father, how happy I am when I trust You! Show me, Jesus, what I have in You, and who I am. If I am out of your will in any way, help me to get into Your will instead. Whatever that requires of me to do, or decisions I have to make, help me to obey You. Help me to believe that Your will makes me happy, overwhelmingly fulfills me and that I give way to it in my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Psalm 23:6, 118:1, 139:14, Ephesians 5:16, 1 Timothy 6:17, 2 Timothy 1:7

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Jesus is praying for you.

February 5, 2022

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

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

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

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

You have come to Him, and He is truly for you. He is praying that your faith does not fail. He is praying for your heart not to worry. He is praying for the Father’s will to be done in you and through you. He is always before God at the throne of grace, praying for you with power, and what He asks for, the Father answers!

At this very moment, be encouraged. Jesus is praying for you.

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

Study: Hebrews 7:16-28, Romans 8:34

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You’re too close.

January 31, 2022

“That you do not become sluggish, but imitate those who through faith and patience inherit the promises” Hebrews‬ ‭6:12‬, NKJV.

One thing about God’s promises, sometimes they can seem faint in the distance. It can feel bleak. It is as if it’s not going to reach you. The promise is close but too far at the same time. This is when you have to stand for that promise you see the most. Why? Because you’re too close. Too close to turn back. Too close to give up on it.

You’ve come too far by faith, and you must continue on by faith. You’re too close, and God doesn’t dangle carrots. He will bring it to pass. Your best life is right now. What He spoke to you about your life and purpose, He will bring it to pass. It is not too far to obtain, and you will receive what He promised.

Prayer: Father, I thank You for every promise, every word You have spoken over me. It’s too close. Help me to stand and continue on in faith right now. By faith and patience, I believe I will inherit the promise. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: 2 Corinthians 1:20

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The power of a good word.

January 30, 2022

“Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs it down, But a good (encouraging) word makes it glad” Proverbs‬ ‭12:25, Amplified.

“He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things” Romans 8:32, NKJV.

The Father has given us in His word so many powerful promises. When He couldn’t swear by none greater, God swore by Himself to keep every one He made.

He didn’t do it because He had to, but He wanted our view of His word to be like a rock of encouragement for us. Trusted and sure. He did it to bedrock your peace and joy, no matter what you go through. His good words settle all disputes in our hearts and minds, with power that breaks every chain of the enemy. For every matter of life, His Spirit even speaks a word in season-specific to give us hope, to cheer us, and lift us up.

Tell yourself I will not be weighed down today. Give place to a good word that encourages you right where you are in your life and makes you glad!

Prayer: Father, I praise You and thank You for good words that lift me up. I receive it. I give all anxiety and anything weighing me down to You right now. This is the day that the Lord has made. I will rejoice and be glad in it! Help me to keep on my heart and mind a good word from You. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: John 8:36, Hebrews 6:13-17, Romans 8:31, Philippians 4:6-7 & 19

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You Are Blessed!

January 29, 2022

“So don’t be afraid, little flock. For it gives your Father great happiness to give you the Kingdom” Luke 12:32, NLT.

Settle this within yourself today of how blessed you are. It’s not when you get the desires of your heart that you will become blessed. No, you are blessed right now!

The enemy will tell you that you need this or that before you can truly be happy. Only to find that when you finally get those things you want, you may find yourself on to the next thing. Never really satisfied. The people of Israel wandered in the desert for forty years, looking to reach the land that God had promised. Their hearts were full of complaints and murmurings. They were frustrated with God, their situation, upset with Moses, and at each others’ throats because they couldn’t see how blessed they were on the way to their promised place. Although living in tents isn’t the Ritz, living in God is. They had forgotten their rich heritage and the mighty God they served. It’s insulting to God when we don’t see how blessed we are already.

If you know Him. If you have a relationship with Almighty God. If you can go to Him with complete access and favor. If He is keeping you strong. If you are a son of God, then you are blessed!

Prayer: Lord, You are good and faithful. Thank You for all that You have done for me. Help me to walk throughout this day with a thankful heart. I have nothing to complain or murmur about. I’m alive. I could be lost, but You found me. This means more to me than any substance. I’m Your son, and You are my God. Your favor surrounds me as a shield. I am blessed! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Ephesians 1:3

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Your Season is Here

January 28, 2022

“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 former rain, and the latter rain in the first month” Joel‬ ‭2:23‬ ‭NKJV‬‬.

“In the light of the king’s face is life, and his favor is like a cloud of the latter rain” Proverbs‬ ‭16:15‬ ‭NKJV‬‬.

I hear the sound of rain. I hear the sound of great blessing. Great recovery. Great wisdom and great favor. Great breakthrough. It is coming. It’s on the way. Stay watchful. Keep your heart open.

Breakthrough is coming. Recovery is coming. Restoration is coming. Healing is coming. Your season is here.

Prayer: Father, I bless Your great Name. I bless Your wonderful Name. Who is like You? No one. I reverence You and exalt You! Thank You for Who You are to me. Thank You that You are mindful of me. You are good. I praise You and rejoice, for my appointed time and season is here. Everything You have for me is coming. Every blessing for me is coming. I receive it and thank You for it. In Jesus’ name, Amen!!

Study: Psalm 126, 1 Kings 18:1, Zechariah 10:6, Exodus 9:5, Proverbs 10:22, Galatians 3:14

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Reach your full potential in God!

January 27, 2022

“As for man, his days are like grass; as a flower of the field, so he flourishes.
For the wind passes over it, and it is gone, and its place remembers it no more” Psalm 103:15-16, NKJV.

This year may have just started, but don’t let it get away from you. Our days are as a flower and as grass. They are here one day and then they are gone. It makes me think about various flowers and roses that I’ve purchased for my wife. As much as I try to keep them alive, they are going to pass away. They have their time. Then, they have to go–and they wither away. As beautiful as they are, they spread their life out wide, they reach their peak of bloom and bless us, then their gone.

We have to remember that our lives are just like that. Just as they flourish and reach their potential, so are God’s plans for you. His will is that you spread your life out wide and reach your full bloom, being everything God called you to be. Bless the world with your awesome life. Press toward advancing the kingdom. Reach your full potential in God, and make your impact. Leave your mark.

Prayer: Father, thank You for speaking to me and reminding me how short life is. Some are leaving before me and I realize I have to press after everything You desire for me. Help me not let the year get away from me and get sidetracked. May I write down the vision and run with it. I declare I will flourish and reach my full potential in You. I will leave my mark. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Psalm 90:12Philippians 3:13-14Ephesians 2:10

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He Sent Me to You…

January 25, 2022

Then the Lord sent Nathan to David. And he came to him, and said to him: “There were two men in one city, one rich and the other poor” 2 Samuel 12:1, NKJV.

God spoke to the prophet Nathan to give a word to King David. God sent him to someone to tell him something that opened his eyes and changed his life.

God can not only send us to a place, or to a people. He can send us to a specific person. That’s what happened to the Prophet Nathan. We don’t know if he heard God audibly or to his heart. Either way, God will speak and send.

Be mindful when God by His Spirit places someone on your heart. God may very well be sending you.

He may be sending you to give them a word in season, or to minister prophetically to them. It could be something that corrects them in love, like David, in regards to something they don’t see. He may be sending you to simply bless them with your support or company when unaware, they needed it the most. Whatever word that may be, fulfill these assignments that appear small to the eye, but are big in impact. Pursue to be in tune with the Holy Spirit, because that word could be a word that gets them through a rough moment and change someone’s life.

Prayer: Father, I give you praise. As you did with Nathan, so do with me. Send me. Help me to be in tune with You Holy Spirit to be mindful when you are sending me to someone. What a blessing to be sent to someone in these times. Help me to view these as important and as assignments from you. I declare great things as I yield to You! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: 2 Samuel 12:1-15Proverbs 15:23Acts 9:17

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Not afraid to be pruned, Father.

January 23, 2022

“I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit” John 15:1, NKJV.

Pruning means cutting off or back parts for better shape or more growth. Rich and healthy. When a tree or flower is pruned, it is being pruned for a greater purpose, bearing more fruit.

This is what God does with us. There are things in our lives that are unfruitful. Therefore, the Lord deals with us in those areas, not to harm us, but to bear more of the likeness of Him in us. The fruit of His Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, and temperance (Galatians 5:22-23). If you are not bearing them, God is going to prune you.

He will cut away grudges, unforgiveness, laziness, impatience, fornication, rebellion, selfishness, pride, unfaithfulness, jealousy, and other sins that stagnant our growth. He will even allow and use circumstances to prune and get what is not producing off of you so for your journey ahead, you will bear good fruit. Fruit that blesses people. It may not feel good, but it is good for you. Pruning precedes growth. Pruning precedes power. Pruning precedes purpose.

Don’t be afraid of His pruning process. Your best is coming out of you. Be a man that yields and allows God to take you deeper and take you higher into the image of Jesus.

Prayer: Father, it doesn’t feel good, but prune me. Make this man more like You! Work on me to bear more good fruit for You. I desire the kind of fruit that blesses people. Fruit that brings you glory! Cut away any sin and anything that is not like You. I yield and rely on You, Jesus, to give me the strength to grow from what I’m going through. Thank You Holy Spirit for working in me! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: John 15:1-8, 1 Corinthians 13:1-8, Galatians 5:16-23

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Get Better and Better

January 22, 2022

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

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

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

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

Jesus continually grew (Luke 2:52). We must continue to grow also.

God desires for us to humble ourselves and realize we need more of Him each day. We need Jesus living through us more each day. Also, invest in the growth of your gifts, talents and educating yourself in what you’ve been called to do. 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. Forgive me of any hidden pride. Help me to humble myself to seeking You and growing in Christ, as well as my gifts and calling. As I do, let Your grace abound in my life. I will continue to press forward in what You have put in my heart to do. I will get better and better. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: 1 Timothy 4:14-16

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Nothing can separate you from His love!

January 21, 2022

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

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

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

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

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

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

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No Fear. Just Forward.

January 16, 2022

“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.

Accept no fear which comes to stagnant you. God did not give you the spirit of fear. A spirit that expects dread or danger, and drives your decision-making away from having faith. The Father gave you what it takes to dominate and reign in this life. He gave you what it takes to be a man of God. He gave you what it takes to build what He has called you to build, lay hold of what He told you to lay hold of, win those He has called you to win, and receive what His will is for you to receive.

The Holy Spirit is well able to bear you up, and get you past whatever you’re facing that feels like turbulence, as you go higher. Jesus displayed His power through overcoming the cross, and that same power, by His Spirit, resides in you. The same love resides in you. The same mind, the mind of Christ, one of discipline and quietness, resides in you. He didn’t give it to you, so do not receive the spirit of fear as your own. Receive power, love and a sound mind instead. Receive His word instead. Don’t fear, keep walking by faith and moving forward.

Confession: Nothing is too hard for my God. I will not fear. I will not be intimidated by the devil or man. Through my God, I can do this! My Father has given me the Holy Spirit, filling me with power, love and a sound mind. I have the mind of Christ. Faith and the Holy Spirit drive my decision-making. I receive no spirit of fear, and nothing will stop me from moving forward in God. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Joshua 1:7-8, Luke 10:19, 2 Corinthians 5:7, 1 Peter 5:8

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Lord, Have Your Way.

January 15, 2022

“So He said to them, “When you pray, say: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven” Luke 11:2, NKJV.

Sometimes at points in our lives, we don’t know what to specifically ask for from God. Some things are happening in your life outside of your control that you truly don’t understand. You don’t know which way to turn or how to change. The decisions you make are crucial right now, and it’s important to make the right ones.

One of the greatest, constant prayers that you can pray in those moments is for the Father’s will to be done in your life and to have Your way. You don’t know everything, but He does. He knows your current and future needs. He also knows how to turn your heart, into a heart like His.

Trust Him and pray that He has His way within you. Ask for God to have His way in your dating and in your marriage. Ask for God to have His way in your home. Ask God to have His way in those situations in which your hands are tied and only He can turn them around. Ask sincerely for the Father to have His way, and then, allow Him to.

Prayer: Father, I thank You for Jesus showing us how to pray. You are holy and there is none like You Father. I humble myself and sincerely ask for Your will to be done. You know every detail. You know every need. Have Your way in the earth. Fix me. Change me. Have your way in me, and may I yield and allow You to do it. Have Your in and through my life and cause everything You have for me to abundantly come to pass! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Jeremiah 18:4-5, Psalm 143:10, James 1:5

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Stand In Your Authority!

January 15, 2022

“Listen carefully: I have given you authority [that you now possess] to tread on serpents and scorpions, and [the ability to exercise authority] over all the power of the enemy (Satan); and nothing will [in any way] harm you” Luke 10:19, Amplified.

Evil spirits will be bold, try to bombard your mind, try to speak lies, and rule over you, but God says stand in your authority.

Jesus has given you authority over all the power of the enemy. Refuse to be a man backed up in fear, but to back that evil spirit up by faith. A stronger One has come, Jesus Christ, and He now lives in you!

If there is an evil spirit operating in your life of any kind, it has no right to rule you. It has no right to torment you. Jesus said, “But if I cast out demons by the Spirit of God, surely the kingdom of God has come upon you” (Matthew 12:28). The kingdom has come upon you, and now you are free, now you reign!

If you don’t know Jesus, ask Him to come into your heart, and He will give you the authority to drive out the enemy in your life by His mighty Spirit, so you can freely live the life God has promised you.

Prayer: In Jesus’ name, I exercise my authority over any evil spirit now, and I command you to leave my life! Who the Son sets free is free, indeed! You will govern my life no longer, and I declare peace. I declare joy and victory in my life! I have the Spirit of God dwelling in me, and the kingdom of God has come. Help me, Father, to always walk in my authority over the of the enemy trying to operate in my life. This will be my best year yet! In Jesus’ name, hallelujah! Amen!

Study: John 1:12, Matthew 10:8 & 12:28-29, Acts 19:11-17

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Have you truly prayed about it?

January 11, 2022

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

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

At least I thought I did.

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

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

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

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

Study: James 1:5

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Give your abundant attention to it.

January 10, 2022


“Do not neglect the gift that is in you, which was given to you by prophecy with the laying on of the hands of the eldership. Meditate on these things; give yourself entirely to them, that your progress may be evident to all” 1 Timothy 4:14-15, NKJV.

Just because a seed is in the ground, doesn’t mean it’s going to grow. It needs water and an abundance of it. Whatever the Lord has put in your heart to do, from becoming a better man in your walk, to doing a godly work, it needs your attention and an abundance of it. The truth is even some things may appear innocent, but the devil works subtly to draw our attention away from them.

If you are giving your time in the things that are not taking you anywhere, don’t give it your abundant attention. Like Timothy, give yourself wholly, abundantly, to the things that give back to you, and this will be your best year yet.

Some things don’t deserve all of your attention. To the degree that you give your attention to something, will be the degree of it that you possess. If you give a little attention to what God has put in your heart, at the end of the year, that’s how much of it you will have. However, the things that truly matter, the things that will shape you as a man and the very course of your life, the things that God has ordained for you, you will not lack because your gave an abundance of your attention to it and your progress will appear to all, blessing them.

Prayer: Father, help me to give my abundant attention to what You have called me to do. I need to give an abundance attention to what matters most. Help stay focused on Jesus and finishing my race. Guide me Holy Spirit. This will be my best year yet because of my abundant attention to what’s in my heart to do. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: 1 Timothy 4:14-16, Matthew 6:33

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Don’t Wait to Live

January 9, 2022

“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.

Things that sit become stall. Things that move stay lively, fresh and new.

This year won’t wait, like last year didn’t. Don’t wait any longer to live your best life. God gives you life each day, but you have to live it. Jesus has set you free, but you have to not live bound. You have liberty to live, and the Holy Spirit is already inspiring you with His will of how to walk, to set people free, and at the same time, to abundantly enjoy your life.

You aren’t getting any younger, so move with pace. Don’t wait until all the kids are out of the house and then you’ll go here or there. Don’t wait until everything becomes perfect, because it won’t be. But rather live and watch God make life better. Watch God make your life fresh and new again.

Prayer: Father, thank You for encouraging me to live. I thank You for a fresh, new year! Make this the best year of my life. Show me Father how to let go and live. Help me to remove any limits of waiting, and do what the Holy Spirit inspires me to do. This year, I’m going to move into new things and enjoy my life too. Jesus came to give me life abundantly and that’s what I will receive. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Psalm 16:11 & 118:24, Ecclesiastes 3:12-13, Luke 9:23-24, Acts 17:28, Ephesians 5:16, 1 Timothy 6:17

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He’s going to settle it.

January 8, 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.

For some of us, it’s not that we don’t want do God’s will, but we go back and forth on whether you believe God has called you to do this or that. It puts you in a place of indecision where you can even feel like you’re stuck and you can’t go any further until you have the clarity you need. You feel like you need that confirmation from Him. You need affirmation from Him.

I believe that’s what God is going to do this year. He’s going to settle it. He’s going to settle that calling. He’s going settle that purpose. This is who you are and this is your calling. This is your assignment. That is one way that God will fulfill His word of a year of new things and permanent change.

He’s going to do that in you. Something’s going to break off of you and you are going to get the release you need. You will find yourself feeling free. You will find yourself feeling like a new man because you know who you are now. You can run now.

I encourage you when it happens, memorialize it. Seal it. Memorialize that testimony so it’s a future reminder, so it’s an encouragement to others and you as well.

Prayer: Father, thank You for this year of new things and a year of permanent change. I receive clarity from You. I receive confirmation of my calling. I receive affirmation from You regarding who I am and Your direction for me. No more going back and forth. You will help me to be all I was created to be. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Joshua 4:5-7, Romans 8:29-30 & 11:29, James 1:8, 1 Thessalonians 1:11-12

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Trust the Driver.

January 6, 2022

“Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass. He shall bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your justice as the noonday” Psalm 37:5-6, NKJV.

Years ago, my wife and I went on an African safari. We rode in a jeep with other tourists and had to trust the driver could navigate us through it. We saw all kinds of animals–rhinos, a lion, giraffes, and elephants. We even experienced an elephant charging at us, and my wife and I were tempted to jump out the truck and run! But we trusted the driver. He gave us instructions for our safety in the midst of big animals and rough terrain. We had to give up control and let him lead the way–and we arrived back safe and it was a great blessing.

You may feel like you’re in some new or rough terrain in your life right now. Things in the world have gotten so deep, and your eyes see so much happening. Yet, don’t be discouraged. Don’t jump out of His will. The Lord is your Driver. He knows the end from the beginning. He is sovereign, good, and is for you. It’s time to trust Him. So when the Lord gives you instructions, adhere to them. God is giving you instructions for your safety and for your good. There is a path He has for you, but you must let Him have full control. Let Him lead the way. He is taking you right into your blessing.

Prayer: Father, I give You praise. I thank You that even in rough terrain, You are my Driver. Even in new things, You are my Driver. You are a good God and I can trust You. Help me to let go of control and adhere to Your instructions. I will trust You right now. I will arrive at every blessed place You have for me. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Psalm 37, Proverbs 3:5-6 & 29:25, John 14:1, Hebrews 11:6

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When you realize it’s time to change it up.

January 6, 2022

“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. Once I recognized it wasn’t working, 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 up with a good night of bowling.

Sometimes in life, we come to ourselves, realize it’s time for an adjustment. It’s time for change.

As you embark on your new 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 life adjustments to get there.

Prayer: Father, I give You praise. You’re right. It’s time for some changes. I refuse for these areas of my life to remain the same in 2022. Begin to show me what You have for me, especially for this new year. Help me to walk in step with Your Spirit for change in my life, so every area of my life can prosper! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: John 21:6

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Good morning SOTK Family!

January 2, 2022

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 year. Thanks and God bless!

In His Service, SOTK

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A New Thing

January 1, 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

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 higher, where God indeed took us higher in every area of our lives. I want to share this word for the year with you, praying it will bless you and your family as well.

The word God has given me for this year is:

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 prophetic word that you have given me. I receive it and pray it is planted in my heart and produces a one hundredfold harvest in my life. Thank you for making this a year of new things, Father! Thank you for permanent change that will remain! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

(Read Isaiah 42:9)

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Pray for your new year.

December 31, 2021

“Then Jesus came with them to a place called Gethsemane, and said to the disciples, ‘Sit here while I go and pray over there’” Matthew 26:36, NKJV.

“Behold, the former things have come to pass, and new things I declare; before they spring forth I tell you of them“ Isaiah‬ ‭42:9‬ ‭NKJV‬‬.

Do you understand where you are right now in your life? Do you realize what is ahead of you? Jesus did, and he prayed. We should too.

Purpose draws us to prayer. Awareness that the Lord has a destiny and plans He wants us to walk in draws us to seek Him. If there wasn’t a time to be praying for God’s will to be done in and through you, for His Spirit to be leading you, it’s now in your life as you go into this new year.

There are things the Lord wants you to understand and step into. There is vision and insight He wants to provide, and show you things to come (John 16:13). There’s strength and focus He wants to give. Even before 2022 arrives, begin to ask God to bless your year. Pray for great things to come to pass in your new year.

Prayer: Father, I praise You for opening my eyes to the magnitude of where I am in my life, and the need for me to pray. You empowered Jesus to do Your will even to the cross, and I ask that You empower me. Speak to me about Your plan for my life. Give me the strength and focus to execute Your awesome will for me. Thank You in advance for blessing my new year. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Matthew 26:36-43, Romans 8:29-30, 2 Corinthians 12:9-10, Hebrews 13:20-21

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Nothing less than what He promised you.

December 30, 2021

“The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly” John 10:10, NKJV.

If the company you work for came to you at the end of the week with only some of your paycheck, that would not be okay with what you received. You did all of your work, therefore, you rightfully expect all your compensation–nothing less.

Rightfully expect nothing less than an abundant life, a future and a hope for your life. Jesus came and lived a sinless life, loved, discipled, healed the sick, opened blind eyes, delivered, empowered, endured, and then, gave His life on the cross. He finished the work. He sowed his life so you can reap an abundant one. God has great things for you, and the enemy can’t take it away.

It is the Lord’s joyful desire. Expect nothing less than walking in God’s plan for you in the new year, nothing holding you back. Let the past be the past. Expect nothing less than what Jesus provides. Expect nothing less than what He promised you.

Prayer: Thank You Father for Your Word. Thank you Jesus for the work you finished on the cross and I can rightfully expect to expect an abundant life until it overflows. I am free. I believe You, and I will expect nothing less than to experience Your goodness, faithfulness, and promises in my life. It is your joyful desire for me. Thank You, Lord! In Your name, I pray, Amen!

Study: Jeremiah 29:11, 2 Corinthians 1:20, Ephesians 2:10, 3 John 1:2

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You must decrease, so He can increase.

December 29, 2021

“He must increase, but I must decrease.” John 3:30, NKJV

“Saying, “Father, if it is Your will, take this cup away from Me; nevertheless not My will, but Yours, be done.”” Luke‬ ‭22:42‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

Jesus had the hardest battle of His will to get on the cross, yet it yielded the greatest results, the greatest impact, the greatest blessing in His life. What He knew He could not do, or even wanted to do, He set Himself in prayer to humble himself and decrease, so the grace of God, the power of God, the will of God could increase. The more you decrease, the more He can increase, birthing the results you’re looking for.

There are things that in spite of how tough it may seem, it can all be accomplished as you go before God and decrease. Decrease and you’ll hear Him. What you can’t do, allow Him to do in you. He works in us the will and the ability to do what pleases Him. It is the key to every victory, every inward fight, every calling fulfilled.

Prayer: Father, increase in my life, and I must decrease before You. I desire to walk in your calling for me. I humble myself and I decrease, so I can hear You, so Spirit can lead me. Give me the strength to accept what Your will is and submit to the leading of Your Spirit. Increase Lord and birth the greatest results in my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Philippians 2:13, 2 Timothy 1:9

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Excited about things to come.

December 27, 2021

“And should sleep by night and rise by day, and the seed should sprout and grow, he himself does not know how. For the earth yields crops by itself: first the blade, then the head, after that the full grain in the head. But when the grain ripens, immediately he puts in the sickle, because the harvest has come” Mark 4:27-29, NKJV.

As crops in the field, God will show you hints and glimpses of what is to come. On the inside of you, He has revealed that He’s about to do something great in your life. You may not know exactly how. Yet, you know the time is now, and you are expecting what God is about to manifest in your life.

You may have had some tough times, but you settled in your heart that you will trust the Lord, and you are about to see your reward. You will see the glory of God, His goodness, new things in your life. You have turned the corner, you made it through and there is an excitement that you can’t explain nor contain. Keep obeying God. There is no telling how God is about to move in your life, and it is something to be excited about.

Prayer: Thank You Lord this morning. I am excited about what You about to do! I am a grateful and thankful man. What a God I serve. Even beyond the tough times I have had, You blessed me, and I will continue to trust You are moving in me and through my life. Great things are to come. Help me to continue to be led by You Holy Spirit. Hallelujah! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Psalm 37:4 & 145:15, Job 8:7, 1 Corinthians 2:9-10

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When you see what really matters.

December 26, 2021

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

This weekend, you are seeing family that I haven’t seen in a while. I’m sure you didn’t want to leave. You didn’t want them to go. That’s how much of a blessing they are to you. You laughed and talked, and it is such a blessing to be around the people that you love.

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

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

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

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Christ Makes Christmas

December 25, 2021

“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.

The holiday season can be a depressing time for us as men because we desire to do so much for our families. I want to encourage you with what the Lord has shared with me over the years.

Gifts don’t make Christmas. A tree doesn’t make Christmas. Christ makes Christmas. Jesus is truly the reason for the season. If you help your family focus on Christ, if you decide to be thankful for who you have and what you do have, you will find this special day never loses its’ power. It never loses its’ gladness and joy. God is an awesome God, and He will make sure you and your family still have a wonderful Christmas.

Prayer: Father, I praise You for the greatest gift of Jesus. Christ makes Christmas. I will not be depressed, but full of joy. There are things that I wanted, but I thank You for giving my family and me what we need. I thank You for who I have and what I have. Use me to help my kids and my family enjoy Christmas. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

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

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God will bring your dreams to pass

December 20, 2021

“Now Joseph had a dream, and he told it to his brothers; and they hated him even more. Then they said to one another, “Look, this dreamer is coming” Genesis 37:5 & 19, NKJV.

God gives all of us dreams. It may not be a literal dream, yet you can say He has shown you something about your life. You know it was no one but Him. He gave it to you and it keeps you going. It gives you joy, encourages and strengthens you. It helps you to endure and continue to press forward in spite of your challenges.

God has given you a dream, yet like Joseph, you didn’t know what you may experience before you get there. Joseph was set up and sent to slavery by his very own brothers. He went through something and had to continue trusting God, just like you have.

Yet, God divinely used it to ultimately escort him right into the very dream his brothers were trying to stop. God is all-knowing, all-wise, all-powerful, and no matter what you’ve experienced, the devil cannot stop whatever God has shown you. God takes it all and divinely turns it to escort you into the very plan the enemy is trying to derail.

So be encouraged to remain a dreamer. Don’t let go of it because of what you’ve been through. I don’t know why He allowed it, but like Joseph, you will end up blessed and being a great blessing. You’ll see. He’s going to bring it to pass.

Confession: I am a not giving up on my dream! God has fashioned me to do great things for His glory. My God is faithful! Everything will work for me and I will arrive at my dream. I will keep my eyes on an awesome God. I will keep the joy of it before me. I will keep trusting God because He will bring my dreams to pass! Thank You Lord!

Study: Genesis 50:20, Hebrews 6:12

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No weapon formed against you will prosper.

December 19, 2021

“No weapon formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue which rises against you in judgment You shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is from Me’ says the Lord” Isaiah 54:17, NKJV.

There may be weapons you can’t see being formed against you, against God’s people, in these times, but they won’t work, and God will not allow them to. You are like God’s weapon in the earth, formed in His image and likeness, formed to work and formed, created to prosper.

Instead of seeing the devil’s plots against you work, God’s word, His ways, and His plan will mightily work for you instead. You will see God’s goodness and favor work for you instead. You will prosper instead, not the weapon.

Don’t be derailed from standing in faith because you have encountered something formed against you because surely God will not fail you. 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 will prosper me instead! Help me to stand in faith, knowing Christ has given me a heritage of winning. Thank You Lord. Hallelujah! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Psalm 23:5 & 112, Isaiah 59:19, 2 Corinthians 2:14, 1 John 5:3-4

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Reminded of the God you know!

December 18, 2021

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

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

Know Who is on your side. Let it bring you joy and pick you up. If you are under any pressure, whatever you’re facing, remind yourself of the victory you have in Christ and the God you know.

Prayer: Father, I praise You today. I know You to be my Rock. As I read and think on the God I know, my joy and strength is rising! I am reminded there’s nothing too hard for You. May it increase my faith and change my moment, and change my life because I trust in the God I know. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

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

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His Mercy is Everywhere!

December 16, 2021

“The Lord is merciful and gracious, Slow to anger, and abounding in mercy…For as the heavens are high above the earth, so great is His mercy toward those who fear Him” Psalms‬ ‭103:8 & 11‬, NKJV.

“Blessed are the merciful, For they shall obtain mercy” Matthew‬ ‭5:7‬ ‭NKJV‬‬.

Within this Psalm alone, the mercy of God is talked about four times, but referenced throughout it and scripture. It is as high as the heavens are above the earth. He says He throws our sins as far as the east is from the west. His mercy is everywhere. It’s all around you.

Receive an awareness of the mercy of God that surrounds you and how good He is. Since His mercy is all around you, let it rest everywhere in you, in every area of your life. When you are with your family, or when your kids are talking to you about their lives, let mercy abide there. When someone encounters you, let them encounter His great mercy, love and compassion.

Sow it on your job. Sow it in your relationships. Give it to yourself. The mercy you are a blessing to give away, will be the mercy you are blessed to receive.

Prayer: Father, You are so good! Everywhere I look, everywhere I go, Your mercy is there and I thank You. Help me to walk with awareness of Your great mercy and let it into every part of me. Cause Your mercy to bring joy, rest and contentment in my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Psalm 23:6 & 103, Lamentations 3:22-23

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Remember, You’re Growing

December 15, 2021

“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.

“Behold, God is my helper; the Lord is the upholder of my life” Psalm 54:4, NKJV.

Growth can be hard, but growth is good. It requires us as men to look at ourselves and say we can do better in this area or that area. It requires us to honestly address things in our hearts that we’d rather not see. When you see a character flaw, selfishness or pride show up, it doesn’t feel good and although you understand you’ve come a long way, you can feel like you have a long way to go.

Yet, just like a good father does with a child learning to ride a bike, so does your heavenly Father do with us. He understands you are maturing, working through mistakes and all the other things that come with growing in Christ. He helps you get back up. He’s helps you win.

We are all work under construction. We all are a work in progress. A work the Father says He will complete. Don’t let what you see discourage you, but let it encourage you because if God reveals it, if He blesses you to see it, He’s about to bless you to grow in it.

Prayer: Father, thank You for how you deal with me and help me grow. You encourage me and You are for me being all You created me to be. I’ll keep putting Your word in me. Help me to always understand that I’m growing and not to beat myself up about things. You will complete the work you started in me. Thank You Lord! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Psalm 51:10103:10-14, & 119:11,  Philippians 2:131 Corinthians 15:57

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Don’t quit now.

December 14, 2021

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

You may be experiencing some tough 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 now. 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 strength, not your own. You are at the threshold 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’s not God. Just because it is testing your faith, for some of us even more than it has ever been tested, doesn’t mean it’s not God. He is allowing it to stretch you for His calling and plans ahead.

Tell the devil quitting is not an option and you are more than a conqueror. Your breakthrough and blessing will surely come. It will.

Prayer: Father, I thank You for the power of Your Word. Greater is He that is in me, than he that is in the world. Quitting is not an option. I am more than a conqueror! Jesus 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 I praise You because my breakthrough is ahead. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: 2 Timothy 2:3, Romans 8:37, Hebrews 12:2, 2 Corinthians 12:9

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Talk Victory!

December 13, 2021

“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 follow last you and your victory cannot be stopped.

Prayer: Father, Thank You for Your Word. You have overcome for me. Help me to not talk defeat, but talk victory! By faith, it is already done! I boast in your face devil that My God is good and He is able. Thank You God I have victory in this situation. Thank You for the awesome plan You have for me. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: 1 Corinthians 15:57, 1 John 5:4, Isaiah 53:5, Proverbs 18:21

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Learning to prepare for your next season.

December 12, 2021

“The lazy man will not plow because of winter; he will beg during harvest and have nothing” Proverbs 20:4, NKJV.

“Go to the ant, O sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise. Without having any chief, officer, or ruler, she prepares her bread in summer and gathers her food in harvest” Proverbs 6:6-8, NKJV.

A new year is coming and God has something great for your life within it.

Farmers plant in the Spring, so they can reap in the Fall. Learn to prepare in one season for another. Learn to prepare with forsight in one season for the next. Sow in your time of planting, so 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. Trust what the Holy Spirit is showing you is to come and diligently prepare for it.

Prayer: Father, I thank You for Your everlasting 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. I declare I’ll be ready when Your blessing comes. I’ll be prepared and reap my harvest. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Proverbs 24:27, 30-34; Luke 14:28, John 16:13, 2 Timothy 2:15

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Live Your Original Life!

December 7, 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The things you can’t change.

December 5, 2021

“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 ‭29:11‬ ‭NKJV‬‬.

“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.

We have six kids, and I love them. Yet sometimes, I ask myself why in the world did we have six of them. I’m just being honest. But I can’t return them like something I bought from a store. I come to the reality that it’s something that I can’t change. So that’s when I pray, get into God to get His heart, His perspective, and the attitude that the Lord is with me. I can’t get out of it, but by God’s grace, He helps me get into it. Then, without them knowing my struggle, I go slap my kids a big high five in the morning and tell them it’s going to be great day!

In your life, there can be things that happen, or decisions you have made that you won’t be able to change. There’s no receipt. But choose not to walk around in regret, and that is a decision that even God Himself won’t make for you. You have to choose to trust God. You have to choose to live. It may not change, but you can. And in God…there is always a way. It’s up to you to ask and take God’s hand as He leads you to enjoy 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, Your perspective, Your attitude, and let Your grace kick in to help me live, help me thrive, help me 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: Numbers 23:19, Romans 8:28, Philippians 4:6-8

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There’s a psalm for your moment.

December 4, 2021

“Lord, how they have increased who trouble me! Many are they who rise up against me…but You, O Lord, are a shield for me, my glory and the One who lifts up my head” Psalm 3:1 & 3, NKJV.

David was in trouble, a serious moment in his life, being pursued by his own son, and he wrote a psalm about it. When he messed up and slept with Bathsheba, he had a moment of seeing himself and what he had become. He wrote a psalm of his cry to God for change. In times of blessing and deliverance, he and others would write about them also.

The Lord instructs us to read and sing psalms, even among each other. They are a real, moment-by-moment ministry to you. They minister to the moments we have in our daily walk. Like a wave, we have emotions even as men, in times of trouble, questions, victory, mistakes, and confrontations of our faith. None of them are new under the sun, which the Lord has something to say about them all. When you question your own heart. When you need to tell yourself, keep trusting in the Lord. When you need to rejoice and loudly boast on God. He gave someone the words in a psalm that went through the same thing you’re going through.

When you feel like you have nothing to say, or know what to pray, His word will speak for you. When you the enemy talks defeat, pick up a psalm and talk back your victory! Be encouraged to take hold of a Psalm and make it your own today.

Prayer: Father, thank You for giving us Your word to help us get through and have victory in our moments. Lead me to a psalm each day that meets me right where I am. Teach me how to war with Your word! I give You praise that as I receive Your word, it will provide me with joy, strength, and hope in You. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Psalm 13, 34, 43 & 51, Ephesians 5:18-20

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A Message from the Lord for You!

December 2, 2021

“For in Him we live and move and have our being…” Acts‬ ‭17:28‬, NKJV.‬‬

“You are my hiding place; You shall pre-
serve 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 the 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. Don’t you see? In Me, you live, move and have your being. So stay in Me. Stay in Me. 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 to 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: Psalm 32:7-8, Jeremiah 29:11, John 10:28 & 15:7, Romans 8:39

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Release the weight on your shoulders

December 1, 2021

“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 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 load on you, give it to God. Really give it to Him. 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 on my shoulders to You. I thank You that You are able to carry my load. I release it all to You in prayer right now. As I come to You, I receive rest, strength and peace for my soul. According to Your word, You’re going to help me out. 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: Matthew 11:28-30, 1 Peter 5:7

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Not expecting perfection from anyone but the Lord.

November 27, 2021

“So Jesus said to him, ‘Why do you call Me good? No one is good but One, that is, God” Mark 10:18, NKJV.

“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus” Romans‬ ‭3:23-24‬, NKJV‬‬.

Don’t expect perfection from anyone but the Lord.

Sometimes, even unawares, we can put those close to us, or those we admire on a pedestal that the can do no wrong. Yet, when we sit someone high in that perfection, the fall of offense and hurt is that much greater when it impacts you. You expected they could do no wrong, but when they offended you, you couldn’t bear it because you them high on a skyscraper, when they should have been on the couch on the floor next to you and I. We can cut someone out of our lives because, at the root of it all, we were expecting they would give us perfection but they didn’t.

Only Jesus can sit in that seat.

Just like we all do, they fell short of the glory of God and at that point, we need to extend His grace. God’s heart is forgiveness for everybody every day. When you don’t expect perfection from anybody, you can forgive everybody, including yourself.

We aren’t perfect, but we can walk in the perfect love found in Christ. It will abundantly bless people, and bless you too, to know that those that say they love you won’t leave you when you messed up.

Prayer: Father, thank You for showing me not to expect anyone to be perfect but You. Only You. You show me mercy and grace every day. Help me to forgive everybody and restore any relationship You tell me to. Perfect Your unconditional love in me, and give me the courage to walk in it today. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Matthew 18:21-22, Luke 6:37, Ephesians 4:32, 1 John 1:8-10, 2:5 & 4:12

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Go After Your Family

November 26, 2021

“What do you think? If a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them gets lost, will he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountain and go in search of the one that is lost?” Matthew 18:12, Amplified.

One day as I was looking at Facebook, I came across a post from one of my cousins, who had some posts about no one cares, his problems and what he’s going through. The Holy Spirit spoke to me and said that’s who I want you to go after. You’re so focused on strangers, but you have someone that needs Me right in your midst.

There is a place for witnessing to people you don’t know to help or witness to, but God simplifies ministry, directing us to go after those that are already close to us that need Him–our family. You’ve been divinely connected to them. There are those already that you have an open door to, that if you slow down, watch and pray, He will show you someone that is in your midst to share Christ with, to share God’s love to, to simply encourage or meet a need.

Some men in your family need your time, and some need sound wisdom on how to successfully live their lives. Some have been giving up on and forgotten, and God wants you to step in and say He hasn’t.

I challenge you in this season to on purpose go after your family.

Prayer: Father, thank You for Your word today. Thank You for simplifying ministry. Help me to minister to my family. Show me at least one to encourage and be a blessing to. Help me to love my family and go after them. You are with Me! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Acts 1:8, 1 Timothy 2:4-6, 1 Corinthians 13:8, Colossians 4:3

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Thank Him For It

November 26, 2021

“Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name” Psalm 100:4, NKJV.

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

Before you ask for anything from God this morning, give Him thanks and praise. Praise Him on behalf of your family. Praise Him with conviction, power and faith. Praise Him with tenacity and passion. Praise Him for His righteousness, mercy and unending grace.

Thank Him for being your Savior and Deliverer. Thank Him for removing the chains of sin off of you. Thank Him for being there when no one else was. Thank Him for the victories. Even thank Him for the trials that He worked for your good. When you praise and thank Him, it will bring into focus how small your situation is for such a big God. It will bring into focus to be thankful for what you have and who you have in your life. 

He’s been good to you! May your thankfulness impact your day and your family today.

Prayer: Father God, I thank You. I could say so much Lord. Hallelujah! Thank You Jesus for saving me. Thank You for Your love, mercy and faithfulness. I have great joy because of You. I’m thankful for the family I have and for all You have done for me! And I still haven’t seen nothing yet. Thank You Lord! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Psalm 148:14Romans 5:1Colossians 3:15Hebrews 4:16

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Let nothing stop you.

November 24, 2021

“I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus” Philippians 3:14, KJV.

Have you ever been moving forward in something God has called you to do, then all of a sudden, out of nowhere, things begin to happen, and before you realize it, you have stopped your pursuit? You have pumped the brakes and your attention is elsewhere. It even affected your peace.

Many times those very things have been sent to stop and hinder you from experiencing the will of God in your life.

Don’t allow them to. Keep your mind on the Waymaker and the prize of your high calling. Put your attention on the assignment at hand and what you know to do. You may not know everything, yet move forward in what you do know and keep praying regarding your circumstance. You may be experiencing a financial challenge, but don’t let it keep you from seeking God. You may need an answer, but keep moving trusting the Lord will provide them. Keep your eyes on Jesus and on your press.

Let nothing stop you.

Prayer: Thank You, Father, for encouraging me. I see the distractions that come, and the devil is trying to hinder me. I will not let this stop me. Help me to maneuver around it all and keep my eyes on You Jesus. I will walk in joy and peace. I put my attention on You now, and I am moving forward in what I know You want me to do. Glory to God! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Philippians 3:13-14, 2 Corinthians 2:11

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He Shifts, He Moves

November 23, 2021

“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. But if the cloud was not taken up, then they did not journey till the day that it was taken up” 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 God wanted them to move on, the cloud would be taken up off the tabernacle, and Israel would move also. When the cloud would stay, Israel would remain where they were until God moved again.

God shifts and moves, and you have to be able 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 that it is time to move into a new thing or a new season. Your time will be up where you are.

As we come to the close of another year, be in prayer and listen to the Holy Spirit right now. 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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Tell Him “It’s Written!”

November 21, 2021

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

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

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

Make responding with the word become like a mighty reflex in you to any given situation. Jesus couldn’t win without knowing and declaring what was written–nor can you.

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

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

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Only Be Strong and Courageous

November 20, 2021

“Only be strong and very courageous, that you may observe to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may prosper wherever you go” Joshua 1:7, NKJV.

We wait on God for a lot of things. Yet, at some moments in our lives, He’s waiting on us. He’s waiting on you. Destiny is waiting on you. God already did what He’s going to do. He already opened the door. He cleared your path. He has made the way. Now, only be strong and courageous.

You have to take a courageous step of faith in order to receive what He has for your life. It’s your time to perceive the waiting is over. You don’t have to wait for Him to say, or do anything else. Obey God my brother. Be strong and courageous. That vision inside is waiting on you. His blessings and your destiny are waiting on you.

Prayer: Father, thank You for meeting me where I am. I’ve been waiting on You, but You’re waiting on me to do my part. You’re waiting on my obedience. I ask for the strength and courage to do what You’ve put in my heart to do. You are with me. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Joshua 1:1-9, Hebrews 11:6

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You will see His goodness in your life

November 19, 2021

“Surely goodness and mercy and unfailing love shall follow me all the days of my life…” Psalm 23:6a, Amplified.

Your past isn’t all the goodness you are ordained to see, but He will be good to you in your future, and even today.

You may not know how or when, but He will be good to you. If you settle yourself in His word, you will find the joy will rise. Listen as the Holy Spirit says God is bringing what He said to pass. Things may not appear to be going as you would like, you may be waiting for direction, an open door, or an opportunity. You can count on and expect something good from God. His plans will be yours, even in a pandemic. 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 praise You! You still have great things planned for me. You have been good, and I believe I will see Your goodness in my life. May joy rise as I remember Your word. Lead me Holy Spirit. Let my faith stand on the mighty truth that you are good. You will come through for me. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Psalm 23 & 106, 2 Corinthians 9:8

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Don’t settle for less than God’s best.

November 18, 2021

“Then Jacob was left alone; and a Man wrestled with him until the breaking of day…And He said, ‘Let Me go, for the day breaks.’ But he said, ‘I will not let You go unless You bless me!’ “, Genesis 32:24-26, NKJV.

Jacob said he wouldn’t let go of the Lord until he blessed him. He could have said I’ll remain how I am, but he didn’t. He was going to settle for nothing less than God’s best.

You may feel tempted or pressured right now to settle or choose something less than what God has spoken about your life, but don’t settle. Make settling not an option for you. Make settling for what you know you really don’t desire an option for you. He has some things for you, even before this year is out, and remain aggressive about receiving them. Roll up your sleeves and cooperate with the Holy Spirit regarding the will of God for you.

Don’t settle now. Settle for nothing less than His best.

Prayer: Father, I thank You that You have some things that You have said You are going to do, and I will not settle for anything less than Your will for me. Show me my part and help me to do it by Your Spirit. I will listen and obey You. I declare that I will settle. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Psalm 37:4 & 126Ephesians 3:20

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You Serve a Big God!

November 17, 2021

“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’re going through, but you serve a big God. He is the One that made all things. He is Jehovah Jireh your Provider. He is the One that made you and knows you by name. What feels too far to reach, He can reach your situation. He can do the supernatural and the miraculous, even when you feel the miracle you need is the inner work within you.

He going to do exceeding abundantly beyond what you can ask or think. There’s a real God on the other side of your prayers. He hears your petitions and is ordering your steps. 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, and He’s bigger than whatever comes against you. The Lord of Hosts of angel armies is His name!

There’s nothing your God can’t handle. Let your trust stand in a big God!

Prayer: Father, I thank You! You are great and I praise You this morning. You are mighty! You are bigger than whatever comes against me. As I pray, there is tremendous power at work and You move on my behalf. As I pray, do the supernatural and miraculous in my life. I serve a big God! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: 1 Samuel 1:9-18, Ephesians 3:20, James 5:16, Philippians 2:13

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All Is Well

November 16, 2021

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

As I slow down and listen, I hear God saying quietly to you, “Look around. See what I have done in your life. I am a doing a good work in you.”

Look at how far He has brought you. To the same extent that God has brought you, is evidence of how much farther God is going take you. Don’t worry about what you don’t have yet because sometimes the journey is just as important as the destination of His plans for you. He is going to continue to bless and do great things for you, even now at this very moment in your life.

If you ever asked what is the will of God for your life. Here is one of His victorious desires for you: In every thing give thanks.
You’re alive and He is working out the unseen things on your behalf, just like He did before. You are truly blessed. He has surrounded you with people to support you, encourage you and that are on your side. He has grown you up and done much this year and will continue to take you higher.

Take account of what He has done and be grateful, because truly all is well.

Prayer: Thank You Father for all that You have done and are doing in my life. I give You thanks for every blessing I have. Thank You for my family. Thank You for my home. Thank You for the people that encourage and help me. Thank You for my salvation and my journey I’m walking with You. You are with me. I praise You. All is well Father, all is well. In Jesus name, Amen.

Study: 1 Thessalonians 5:18,

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Work as unto the Lord

November 16, 2021

“And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ.” Colossians 3:23-24, NKJV.

The secret to a man’s successful career is doing what he does as unto the Lord. 

Do it with all your heart unto Him. You see, we are committed to serving God first, and out of your servitude to Him, flows the love and the heart you need to sincerely serve others. When we make a decision to do all we do as to the Lord, He will reward us. Even if it’s not the job you desire right now, choose an attitude treat it like it as You wait on Him with your next assignment. When we do it for Him, good things will happen and promotion will follow. 

You may not work with the best of people, but you walk with the best God. By His Spirit rise above it, and love anyway. In these times, this is a place that your light is needed the most. There may be very well an opportunity of ministry in disguise. 

I believe with your attitude to work as unto God, not man, it will produce incredible results in your life.

Prayer: Lord, I choose to do everything with all my heart as unto you. My job is one of
my ministries. Thank you that when it gets tough, you help me be tougher. Strengthen me Lord according to your word. Help me remember to do all I do with all my heart as to you and not man. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Proverbs 13:4Ecclesiastes 9:10Matthew 5:16Galatians 5:22-23

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The Name Works!

November 13, 2021

“And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son” John 14:13, NKJV.

“And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name.” Luke 10:17, NKJV.

One Sunday morning I went to visit a small church in a small town. There wasn’t a lot of people present. They had pews, no chairs. Their microphones and instruments weren’t the best. The choir didn’t sound like they had won an award. Yet, from a sincere heart, they began to call on the name of Jesus, and God’s presence filled the place and He moved in a mighty way.

No matter where you are, whether you are at home or in prison, in your car, facing a challenge, discouraged, sick, have a need, or alone, the name works. The name saves! The name empowers. The name delivers. Call on the mighty name of Jesus! His name is so powerful, you can call His name where you are in prayer, and it will work for someone overseas. There is something about the name of Jesus. When you don’t know what to say or do, call on the Name.

Prayer: Father, I thank You for the name of Jesus works. From a real place, I call on Your name right now. I need You Lord. Jesus, help me. Jesus, strengthen me. I am a man in need of change in my life. The devil trembles at Your name! Your name saves. Thank You Jesus that I can always call on You and You do what You said You would do! In Your mighty name I pray, Amen!

“For whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”-Romans 10:13

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He’s removing the old, establishing the new.

November 12, 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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You are Victorious

November 9, 2021

“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.

If you are victorious, that means someone is defeated. If you win, someone has lost. Every time you acknowledge boldly the victory you have in Christ, the enemy is reminded he is defeated, and his tactics flee in every direction. The Bible tells us, “Let the redeemed of the Lord say so.” Who are the redeemed? Those who have been purchased with the precious blood of Jesus. You have been bought back, and you now sit in heavenly places of dominion with Christ. You are victorious because Jesus is.

You may not feel like a winner, and your situation may not look at all victorious, but neither did Jesus when He was on that Cross. Man thought it was over. Yet, Jesus rose in victory, and so will you! The door will open and the favor will come. The Holy Spirit will give clarity and the wisdom you need will be heard. You can go ahead rejoice not in the facts you see, but in the prevailing truth you have. You are victorious!

Prayer: Father, thank You for the victory I have in You. My situation may not look like I’ve won anything, but I choose not to go by what I see or don’t see. I trust the victory You’ve given me through Christ, and I choose to remind the enemy of it. I have it no matter how I feel or what I face. I take on the mind of Christ and declare You have given me victory. In Jesus name, Amen!

Study: Psalm 98:1, 1 Corinthians 2:16, Ephesians 2:5-7

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Before He Formed You, He Knew You

November 7, 2021

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

To be honest as a man, at one point, I just didn’t know where I was going or know God’s will for my life. I didn’t have any direction. I didn’t understand His plans for me. Have you ever been there? You may be there right now. The Father knew you would be right where you are, and He knows step-by-step how to lead you right where you need to be.

Before He formed you, He knew you.

Along with being His son, He knows what He ordained for your life. He knows every gift He placed on the inside of you and things you are blessed to do with joy and ease. He knows the things you have a passion and burden for, and what He has specifically called you to do.

He had an amazing purpose in mind when He created you, and that will not change, regardless of what you’ve been through. Set yourself to move forward, seeking the Lord for everything ordained for you. He can give you the exact wisdom you need at this juncture in your life. He will reveal to you who you are in Christ, and His great plans for you.

Prayer: Father, You created me, and You know me by name. I sincerely ask to know Your purpose for my life and what You designed me to do. I receive it. I thank You that what You created me for, I am equipped to do. I will trust You and Your plan for me, and I set myself to seek You. I praise You in advance for great things for me! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Proverbs 19:21, Jeremiah 29:11, James 1:5, Romans 11:29

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Determined to Serve Him Only, Not Money

November 6, 2021

“No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon” Matthew 6:24, KJV.

I wouldn’t be writing if I chose to live for the money.

Mammon in the Greek means wealth and the gain of it is the basis this world system operates by. According to mammon, wealth is the key to your happiness and self-worth, therefore, live for it and serve it. Pursue it. Mammon says let money and material possessions be the sun in your life, and all that you are revolves around them.

We can’t serve two masters. Either you will love and embrace the one, and hate and despise the other. The devil through mammon will always permanently promise what it only temporarily delivers. You will have a house, but not have a home. You will have sugar, but it won’t be sweet. Mammon will ultimately leave you unhappy and empty.

Choose to continue to love the Lord and embrace His ways in your life. No matter the temptation as a man that you may have, remain strong and hold fast to seeking His kingdom and righteousness first, knowing the Father will take care of you. Continue to do God’s will, Who will bless and prosper you—His way. I am a living witness that He will financially increase you without having to compromise Who you serve.

Prayer: Father, thank You for revealing to me the truth about mammon. Examine my heart and if I’m serving it. I repent and choose to serve You. My life will revolve around the Son. I reject mammon and my happiness will not be based on money and things, but on You and Your will for me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Matthew 6:24-33, John 4:34 & 10:10, Luke 6:38

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I Receive What You Say About Me

October 31, 2021

“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might” Ephesians 6:10, ESV.

“But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” James‬ ‭4:6‬ ‭ESV‬‬.

Pray this prayer with me: Father, I thank You. I bow before You and let You be Lord of my life. I humble myself to Your word and Your will. You are my mighty Source.

Help me to humble myself and not just receive what I can’t do without You, but also humble myself to what I can do with You. I can do what You say I can do. You call me great, then I say I’m great! I surrender to greatness. You call me a winner, so I say I’m a winner. You call me righteous, then no matter my past, I’m righteous. You call me strong, so I say I’m strong too.

I reject all other words. I receive what You say about me. I receive Your grace to be who I am in Christ. I receive things are turning around. Today You are blessing me to live with power and joy! Be exalted Father, and I thank You for doing great things today! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Isaiah 41:10, 1 Peter 5:5-6, Philippians 4:13, 2 Corinthians 5:17, Ephesians 2:10

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I Receive What You Say About Me

October 31, 2021

“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might” Ephesians 6:10, ESV.

“But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” James‬ ‭4:6‬ ‭ESV‬‬.

Pray this prayer with me: Father, I thank You. I bow before You and let You be Lord of my life. I humble myself to Your word and Your will. You are my mighty Source.

Help me to humble myself and receive not just what I can’t do without You, but also humble myself to what You say I can do. You call me great, than I say I’m great! I may not feel like it or see it, but that’s who I am. You call me a winner, so I say I’m a winner. You call me righteous, then no matter my past, I’m righteous. You call me strong, so I say I’m strong too.

I receive what You say about me. I receive Your grace to be who I am in Christ. I receive things are turning around. Thank You for blessing me to live with power and joy! Be exalted in my life and I thank You for doing great things today! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Isaiah 41:10, 1 Peter 5:5-6, Philippians 4:13, 2 Corinthians 5:17, Ephesians 2:10

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All Goliaths Talk, but All Goliaths Fall!

October 30, 2021

“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 is going to kill him and give his flesh to the birds. He cursed David by his gods, talking to David and Israel as if they were literally 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. Not saying much, David slew him with a sling shot and a stone, showing how mighty our God is. The Great I AM doesn’t need much, just a seed of faith 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 will 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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The value of the trying of your faith.

October 29, 2021

“In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials, that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ” 1 Peter‬ ‭1:6-7‬ ‭NKJV‬‬.

The trying of our faith is precious and more valuable than gold. You have faith completely based on what He wrote. A faith that can’t be robbed, swayed, contaminated, or turned from. A faith that is pure and has given you power because you have seen an unseen God for yourself. Your faith was tested, proven and came out on the other side pure as gold. This is the faith God is after, therefore, that is why He allows it to be tried in all types of fires in life. From relationships to trusting in money, even when He doesn’t do what you think He should or in the timing you desire, your faith remains steadfast in Him.

Prayer: Father, thank You that You are with me when my faith is tried. Through You, I will keep standing and will come through it better than ever. More of a blessed and dependent man on You. In this I greatly rejoice! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: James 1:2-4, Psalm 112, Hebrews 6:12

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The answer is in the leading.

October 27, 2021

“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…” John 16:13, NKJV.

I have found the best help we have in this life is leading of 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 speaks, He will steer you into the Father’s will for you, into every blessing, into every open door.

After you pray, seek for the leading. Sometimes, you may not understand why He is directing you to do something, but He will never lead you wrong. You may not understand why you perceive a restraining not to do something, but He won’t lead you wrong. Think on what He says to think on in these times. The answer is in His leading. He is your Helper, and His leading will get you there.

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 to what you have for me by Your Spirit. Help me recognize your leading all the time. I quiet down my will, and I receive Yours. I will follow You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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It will be because of His grace…

October 24, 2021

“But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved)” Ephesians‬ ‭2:4-5, NKJV‬‬.

Some blessings, and you will know it, that you will receive won’t be because you did everything right. It won’t be because in and of yourself you deserve it. You will search for a reason but there won’t be one. It will be because of His grace. It will be because His compassion fail not. It will be just because He loves you His son. I am deeply grateful for that.

I declare a blessing is coming that is going to bring you as a man to tears, and it won’t be because you were obedient and did everything right. You’ll have no point of reference of when and how did He get you there. It will be suddenly and unearned. You will only be able to say it was the unmerited favor of God, His grace. It will simply be because He loves you. You can be truly grateful for it.

Prayer: Father, You are good and I thank You for favoring me. Thank You for Your great love for me. Thank You already for blessing me. I have done nothing to earn it, and I couldn’t anyway. It’s all by Your mercy and great grace. It’s because Father You love me. I’m deeply grateful today. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Ephesians 2:4-9, Psalm 103:8 & 126

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He is greatly to be praised!

October 23, 2021

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

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

I was too.

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

He is greatly to be praised!

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

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

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Don’t Change Your Treasure

October 22, 2021

“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 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 trip from this life that you will one day take. What a scripture that helps us keep things in perspective.

Outward circumstances will tell you to change your treasure, change what your heart is counts as great worth, 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 up 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 a 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 to always remember that whatever 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 2:9, Colossians 3:1-2, Matthew 5:16, 1 Peter 1:4

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Don’t go back. Hold fast to His promise.

October 21, 2021

“Why is the LORD bringing us into this land, to fall by the sword? Our wives and our little ones will become a prey. Would it not be better for us to go back to Egypt?” And they said to one another, ‘Let us choose a leader and go back to Egypt’”Numbers 14:3-4, ESV.

When things got tough where they were, slavery in Egypt seemed far better to the Israelites than having to rely on God in the wilderness. At their breaking point they preferred slavery and stability over freedom and uncertainty in their eyes.

No one knows, but you may be at your breaking point and you are fighting to keep having faith about what God said He will do in your life. There’s adversity and you are tempted to go back to the place God delivered you from because you see no other way, but hear the word of the Lord today: “There’s nothing for you in those old places where I delivered you. Don’t go back. Hold fast to My promise. If you hold on for a little while longer, I will make a way out of no way for you and your family. If you will obey Me and follow My ways, I will help you reach your place of promise. I will supply all your need according to My riches in glory in Christ Jesus. I am Jehovah-Jireh your Provider, and I will keep My promise to you.”

Prayer: Father, I praise You. Thank You for speaking directly to my heart. Help me to not go back. I’ve come to far. You are with me and You will supply all my needs. You are taking me to a glorious place in my life. Help me get through all adversity and continue to serve You and nothing or no one else. I declare with faith I will move forward. You will keep Your promises. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Genesis 22:14, Isaiah 43:19, Philippians 4:19, Hebrews 6:12

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Cast Your Cares on Him

October 20, 2021

“Casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:7, NKJV.

Like an adamant solicitor, our cares call to us louder and louder to get our attention, including what we consider good things to care about. However, we end up becoming men burdened, depressed, wasting time worrying, and distracted while trying to figure out what to do.

God wants every care to be far from you. In the midst of it all, He wants you to cast your care upon Him and live a free life, full of His joy and peace. He wants you to thrive in your relationship with Him. Let the Father work out all of the knots you need untied in your life. He knows the sum of your needs and desires. God will not only take your cares upon Him, but He will surely do something about them all. Why? Because He cares for you. He really does care about what you’re going through.

Humble yourself and put your faith in your Provider, your Way-Maker, and give it all over to Him. Develop a habit of going to God and casting every care to Him when they arise, and be determined to live free in Christ. He surely will come through for you.

Prayer: Father God, because You care for me, I thank You that I can cast my cares, every one of them, upon You. I see the devil’s scheme to load me down with cares. I will trust in You the Almighty God. I praise You now! I will go on serving You and enjoying a free life in Christ! Help me to continually stand on the truth that You do care. You will help me, and before it even works out, I thank You in advance. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Psalm 55:22, Matthew 6:26, Philippians 4:6-7


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God hears you, even in the night.

October 17, 2021

“The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears are attentive to their cry” Psalm 34:15, NKJV.

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

Late one night, I heard our son coughing. I was sleeping very well, and I didn’t feel like getting out of bed at all. Yet, when I heard his voice, it did something to me. I could care less about my tiredness, my feelings, and comfort. My son was in need. Sure enough, I went into his room, and he had no blanket over him. I move him on his pillow and put the blanket real snug over him. He then woke up a little, smiled, and went back to sleep.

You have a Father that watches over you and hears your prayers. He has heard you, even in a night moment in your life. His eyes are always on you, and as soon as you gave voice to your situation, as soon as you said you need Him to come through, as soon as He heard you, He began to move.

Continue to trust and give Him praise. His answer, His victory, His blessing, a helping hand is coming. God does some of His greatest works during the night.

Prayer: Father, thank You that as soon as I prayed, You heard me. You really do care about what I am going through. Strengthen me, Father, and full me with great joy and peace. I believe You are moving on my behalf. You do some of Your greatest works in the night. Hallelujah! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Psalm 34:17, Acts 16:25-34, 1 John 5:14-15

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You are shielded in these times.

October 16, 2021

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

“For You, O Lord, will bless the righteous; With favor You will surround him as with a shield” Psalm 5:12, NKJV.

I was given a vision of a building collapsing all around me. I could see broken walls, enormous concrete pieces, wires, dirt particles and great amounts of smoke just continually falling. As I looked at myself, I noticed that I was on my knees and a circle of protection surrounded me. Nothing was harming me. The Lord spoke to me and said that there will be much that happens in these times around you, but like a shield, I will surround you, as long as you stay on your knees.

Things may be happening all around you, but nothing will harm you if you stay on your knees. As you stay on your knees, He will cover you, surround you and 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 advance 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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Real Peace, Real Rest

October 10, 2021

“For we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world. There remains therefore a rest for the people of God” Hebrews 4:3 & 9, NKJV.

You may see a lot of unrest, but the Father wants you to rest. You may see a lot of trouble, but the Father doesn’t want you to be troubled.

God wants us to enter into a place of rest in our lives by faith in His word. Things that can trouble us, make us fearful, or burdened down, don’t bother us like they use to. We believe God and rest.

God doesn’t want your rest and peace to be dictated by circumstances; that isn’t real. If good things are happening, you’re a happy man. Yet, if you see or hear of trouble, in an instant, your mood changes, and you are troubled and burdened. Just like you put a letter within an envelope and seal it there, put your faith in Him, and seal it there–and rest. He is in control, so rest. He has a real rest and a real peace He wants you to walk in, and bless your life, and be a light for Him.

Prayer: Father, I desire real peace and real rest. Help me to believe You when you tell me You got me. Help me to guard what I’m watching and hearing. I come against being troubled and fear. I will not come short of this promised rest. I thank You for rest and peace because I believe You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Hebrews 4:1-10, John 16:33, Matthew 24:6

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Make sure you remember.

October 9, 2021

“Remember this! He led his people out singing for joy; his chosen people marched, singing their hearts out! He made them a gift of the country they entered, helped them seize the wealth of the nations So they could do everything he told them…” Psalm‬ ‭105:43-45‬, Message Bible

Go back and remember the day you first met Jesus, and you were eternally forgiven. Like Israel, you shouted for joy! Remember the moments you’ve seen God show Himself real to you. Go back to that time when you didn’t know where the provision would come from, but He provided. Go back to the time you thought there was no possibility that a door would open, but somehow God made it open for you. It’s important to think on His works and remember what God has done for you.

When we’re going through something, the last thing the enemy wants you to do is do anything that stirs you up to hope in God. Yet, in light of what you face or are in pursuit of, remember Who is on the throne, Who loves you, and Whose hands you are in. The same God that did it before, will do it again.

Prayer: Father, thank You for encouraging me to remember what You’ve done for me. You saved me and forgave me. I remember You brought me through before. No matter what I go through, help me think on Your hand being on my life. You are the same God. You did it before, and You will do it again. Hallelujah! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Psalm 23:6, 63:6 & 119:55, Romans 8:1, James 1:22-25

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Your Sun Will Always Come

October 6, 2021

“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, the sun 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 morning, He has
ordained the sun to come in your life. It may look dark right now, but don’t worry. It may appear the great man you want to be isn’t breaking forth, but he will. 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.

So as the rising of the sun, let your praise be same today to the Lord also. Let it rise. This is the day that He has made for you, rejoice and be glad in it. Your sun will always come!

Prayer: Father, this really encouraged me. I’ve been experiencing some darkness, but Lord I thank You that joy comes in the morning. My sun will always come. Jesus is on my side, and You will provide. Lead me Holy Spirit and help me to let my light shine. Be glorified. I give You praise and I will rejoice today. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Psalm 118:24

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He’s Giving You Deep, Strong Roots

October 6, 2021

“As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him…” Colossians‬ ‭2:6-7‬ ‭NKJV‬‬.

“Do not boast against the branches. But if you do boast, remember that you do not support the root, but the root supports you” Romans‬ ‭11:18‬ ‭NKJV‬.

I was outside doing some yard work, and I couldn’t get over how many roots I was seeing. This happened after we had our backyard cleared out of trees and stomps.

Now is the time to have strong roots. He’s making you to have a strong root system. Roots that run deep in Jesus. Roots that run deep in faith. Roots that run deep in joy. Planted in His house, and rooted in His word. Seek to know just how deep and wide God’s love is for you. Your root system will not only determine your ability to stand strong in adversity, but also your ability to go higher.

Prayer: Father, I thank You for making me a tree of righteousness to grow higher in You. Make me to know how wide and deep Your love is. Help my roots to run deep and strong in Christ in every way. I declare because I am rooted in Him, I shall not be moved and I will yield great fruit for Your glory in my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Psalm 80:9 & 92:13, Proverbs 12:3 & 12, Matthew 12:6

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His Timing is Perfect

October 4, 2021

“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, 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, and the current state of your life. 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 appreciate 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 God, and everything You do is good, 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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Understanding the Lord Reigns!

October 3, 2021

“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.

Tell every area of your life that the Lord reigns, and be glad today. He will always have the final say.

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 over every situation, You reign Lord! 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 19:21, Nehemiah 9:6

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It will work out because He Loves You.

October 2, 2021

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

The foundation of our faith in God will be based on knowing that He loves us. His love is your foundation in believing that everything is going to work out, no matter what you’re believing God for. It’s knowing that He loves you is what will help you believe everything is going to be alright. You’ll be encouraged that He’ll be with you standing mightily in the trial or time of struggle. It’s knowing that He loves you will keep you trusting in His wisdom, in His word and in His track record to provide.

The Father gave His Son Jesus to confirm His love toward you. It doesn’t matter what you have done, or how low you may feel. He won’t let you stay there. God is going to meet your deep need. He is going to answer you and overwhelm you with His goodness and mercy. He has all power in His hands and He’s at work on your behalf. Not based on you doing everything right, but because He loves you.

Prayer: Father, thank You for Your great love for this man. I’ve been through some things, but You still love me. You gave Your Son Jesus, and I receive everything He has provided. Help me to receive that if Jesus was given for me, there’s nothing You won’t do for me. There’s nothing You won’t help me accomplish. Teach me and take me higher in my faith standing in the knowledge of Your unconditional love. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: John 3:16; Romans 5:8, 8:32-39


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Humble yourself to who He made you to be.

October 1, 2021

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

We are in an hour where we have to humble ourselves that the grace of God may abound. When we humble ourselves and surrender to what He says, then the grace, the power, the mighty hand of God will be seen and experienced in our lives. Just as you can humbly say I can’t do anything without You, you can lift your hands and humble to You Father when You say I can do all things through You! This is the hour for to get beyond our “I can’t”, every last one of them, and agree with His “you can”. Humble yourself to it.

Humble yourself to who He made you and be that in the earth. Surrender to who you are and His grace will fill and pour through your life.

Prayer: Father, just as I can humbly say I can’t do anything without You, I lift my hands and humbly say I can do all things through You! Help me to apply humility and surrender to what You say in every area of my life that Your grace may abound and use me mightily in this hour. I love You Lord and I thank You. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Ephesians 2:10, 1 Corinthians 15:10, Philippians 4:13

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For Every Single Blessing, I Bless Your Name!

September 26, 2021

“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 Psalm, as you slow down and comprehend all of His blessings, how can we not be full of thanksgiving and gratefulness. There is no room for a complaint. There is no other response, but to bless Him in return. Bless His holy name! 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 Him 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 it was meant to do. Bless His holy name.

Prayer: Good morning Father, as I read and comprehend just how blessed I am, I respond and bless Your name. Look at what You’ve 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. It is a doorway to great joy and trust in You. I love You and bless You today. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Read: Entire Psalm 103

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Keeping your mind stayed on Him.

September 22, 2021

“You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You” Isaiah 26:3, NKJV.

We all have minds and they are going to be on something. If we are worrying, anxious, and fearful regarding what’s happening around us, our trust is in something or someone else other than God.

If your mind is on Him, that means you are trusting Him. Things may come to try to get our minds to wander away, but keep it on the Father and His word. Trust Him to be your way-maker, your help, your strength, your Provider, and your delight. Keep your mind on hearing and obeying Him, trusting that everything will fall in place when you do. Keep spending time with the Lord, trusting that He will give you what you need for your day. Set your heart on taking care of His business because He will faithfully handle yours.

Seek God above it all, trusting you will lack nothing, including joy and His strong, steadfast peace. You will notice that He will supply a perfect peace of mind and heart when it is on Him.

Prayer: Father, thank You for the joy of Your word. I say what You say: You will keep me in perfect peace when my mind is on You. You are always the answer. Help me to keep my mind on the One that can and will meet our needs. Help me not to wander to a place of anxiety and fear in my mind. Help me to trust You. I set blinders on my mind right now and I receive the grace to keep it on You. All I need is in Christ and I thank You for perfect peace! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Romans 8:6, Philippians 4:6-8

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You’ve tried it your way. Now try it God’s way.

September 19, 2021

“And He said to them, ‘Cast the net on the right side of the boat, and you will find some.’ So they cast, and now they were not able to draw it in because of the multitude of fish” John 21:6, NKJV.

All night some of the disciples had been pursuing to make a catch and nothing worked. Jesus told them to cast their net on the right side and you’ll find some. When they did what the Lord said, then they reaped abundant success.

There have been times where I just came to the end of myself. I came to an end of 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 own understanding, your own intellect, and decide to do it God’s way. Save your efforts and do it your way no more. Surrender your plans for His. Let this be the moment you go to the other side, and find every single blessing unfold before you.

Prayer: Father, I have come to the end of myself. I’ve tried and like the disciples, I’ve caught nothing. I decide to do it Your way. I decide to live like You’ve been telling me to live. Help me to have faith in Your plans for me, Your ability, and I thank You for every single blessing unfolding before me. In Jesus’ name Amen.

Study: John 21:5-6, Jeremiah 29:11 & 32:17, Proverbs 3:5-6

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You are well able to overcome it!

September 18, 2021

“Then Caleb quieted the people before Moses, and said, ‘Let us go up at once and take possession, for we are well able to overcome it.’ But the men who had gone up with him said, ‘We are not able to go up against the people, for they are stronger than we.’ There we saw the giants (the descendants of Anak came from the giants); and we were like grass-hoppers in our own sight…” Numbers 13:30-31 & 33, NKJV.

What do you do when you see your giant and your land–what God has for you? I believe that is where some of us are. We see great mountains and great reward ahead. Like Joshua and Caleb, we see giant grapes in season, but we see giants too. Caleb saw them and said we are well able to overcome it.

When you see giants in your land, whatever that giant may be for you, turn your eyes of faith and see your unstoppable God also. Turn your eyes and see what He’s put in you is enough. Recognize that He has already given it to you, and He wouldn’t bring you this far to not enter in. As you see more of God and how much His hand is involved in on your life, you will receive the truth that no matter what the giant is, the Lord has already gone before you and you are well able to overcome it!

Prayer: Father, thank You that the place of blessing that You have for my life has already been given to me. Help me to see You are with me and the truth about the giants before me. I slam the door on fear. I choose to apply faith right now and receive Your word. You are the real Giant and with You, I’m well able to overcome it. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Deuteronomy 1:30, Numbers 13:21-33, Isaiah 45:2, Philippians 4:13

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Release It to Him

September 15, 2021

“Casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:7, NKJV.

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

dMany times what keeps us from truly living free and having joy is we still hold on to life situations and our past, instead of releasing them over to God. We pray, but then we begin to burden ourselves with deep thoughts like why did it have to happen, why now, I shouldn’t be in this situation, and what about them. We prayed, but then we can find ourselves behaving as if we didn’t.

There is power in releasing it all over to the Lord. Release all your care over to God, and leave it to the One that has all power in His hands. Release that heaviness about your son or daughter, that person, your marriage outcome, your job, your financial increase and provision over to the Almighty God. Release the stress of when, how He’s going get them through it, and what will He use to work it out. Release all your questions about can He restore you. Release every regret.

Your constant worry won’t change anything, but your faith in God will. Release it my brother and live. Let your concern be to pray, do your part in obeying Him, and then release it by faith to the Lord.
Prayer: Father, thank You today for Your Word and I choose to release this situation over to You. I lift my hands and release it now! I release my marriage, my son, my daughter, my business, my ministry, to You. You hold all my victories! It’s in Your hands now and I’m free to live and have joy. Thank You Lord! In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen!
Meditate on Psalm 23:1


Prayer: Father, thank You today for Your Word and I choose to release this situation over to You. I lift my hands and release it now! I release my marriage, my son, my daughter, my business, my ministry, to You. You hold all my victories! It’s in Your hands now and I’m free to live and have joy. Thank You Lord! In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen!
Meditate on Psalm 23:1

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Send up your prayers.

September 12, 2021

“Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God” Romans 5:1-2, NKJV.

Through Jesus Christ, you are in right-standing with the Father and His ears eagerly await your prayers. At any moment, He is waiting on you to ask Him to help. Ask Him for grace. Ask Him for power to resist sin and the devil’s schemes. Ask Him to move in the world. Ask Him for the mercies that are new every single morning. There are no walls that you have to climb over to get a prayer into God’s hands. Our prayers are like a free-flowing faucet, unhindered. 

You can rejoice with strength and confidence. You serve a good God. Send to heaven your prayers and watch Him answer you.

Prayer: Father, I love You and I thank You for making me righteous. I stand just like Jesus before You. I am right with You, therefore, I can come boldly to You for help at any time. I ask for help with what I’m going through. I ask for grace. I ask for power. I receive it now. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Romans 5:17-19, Hebrews 4:16, 1 Peter 3:12

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Put in the work

September 11, 2021

“Then God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good….And on the seventh day God ended His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done” Genesis 1:31-2:2, NKJV.

God worked for six days when He created the heavens and the earth, and then He said it was very good. As a man, no matter what you are in pursuit of, before you can say it is very good, you’ve got to put in the work too.

As much as God desires to bless your life, as much as you desire for your life, it is not just going to happen. From one man to another, potential and good intentions are good, but they won’t change your life. You and I are going to have to put in the work.

Just as with using tools, you have to take what God has given you and build what He’s put in your heart. He’s going to help you produce what is very good in your life. He’s with you my brother, and by His grace, you can do it.

Prayer: Father, I want to be all You’ve called me to be, but You won’t do it all. Help me to be a man that puts in the work. I ask for life-changing discipline and diligence. As I step in faith, I declare I receive an abundance of grace to do it. I thank You that when You are done with me, I will say very good. Thank You! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Matthew 25:14-27, 2 Timothy 2:1

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Get one word to hold on to.

September 11, 2021

“But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law he meditates day and night. He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf also shall not wither; and whatever he does shall prosper” Psalm 1:2-3, NKJV.

“Oh, how I love Your law! It is my meditation all the day” Psalm 119:97, NKJV.

Sometimes, you just need one word. You just need one to set your faith on and hold on to. You only need one to stir your joy and give you strength in your life. One word from God can change your circumstance, or change you while you’re in the middle of it. God will supernaturally speak through His written word, and provide exactly what you need. 

Get a scripture regarding what God has promised you, a need or desire you have, or maybe you are seeking to simply know God more. Start there. Meditate on a little and watch God make it into more. Think on it while go here, and speak it over yourself while you go there. Before you know it, that word is dwelling richly in you and you’re standing strong. Before you know it, His word has freed you and produced unshakable fruit in your life.

Prayer: Father, Your words are spirit and they are life. Speak to me through Your word and change my entire perspective on where I am. Lead me to just one scripture that is exactly what I need right now and change my life. As I go here and as I go there today, no matter what comes, let it remain on my heart and mind. I declare I am a man with great joy and peace, and I prosper because Your word dwells richly in me . In Jesus’ name, Amen! 

Study: Psalm 1, 119:97-105; John 6:6315:7

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A Message from the Lord for you!

September 10, 2021

“For I am the Lord, I do not change [but remain faithful to My covenant with you]; that is why you, O sons of Jacob, have not come to an end” Malachi‬ ‭3:6‬, Amplified.

“There is nothing I won’t do for you. There is nothing I won’t bring you through. As you look to Me, I will do what I said I will do for you. I don’t change. As you look to Me, I will fight your battles for you. As you look to me as your Help and your Standard, I am faithful that called you and I will do it for you. You don’t have to worry because I will not allow you to be put to shame. I did it before and I’ll do it again. I am the Lord and I do not change”, says the Lord.

Study: Deuteronomy 3:22, Chronicles 20:15-17, Isaiah 59:19, Romans 10:11, 1 Thessalonians 5:24

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When you talk to Him, be real with Him.

September 7, 2021

“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.

You know, you can be real and honest with God. There is no sugar-coating needed. Like opening up a bottle of water and pouring it into a glass, you can be real and pour out everything to the Father regarding your entire life. You may have frustrations you’re dealing with. You’re trying to be a pillar for your family. With all the provision you need, it’s hard to believe right now and you’re fighting to trust that God will provide. Tell Him that. Tell Him all of your struggles, all of your problems, your marriage. He’s God and He already knows, but like a good Father, He wants you to come to Him. Don’t be open about surface things with God, but be silent about where you really are. Don’t hold that in, but empty it all out on Him.

He is a safe place for a man to open up to. He is your safety net, your refuge and peace. Then, watch Him move and refresh you, and give the counsel and navigation you need to get through it.

Prayer: Father, I praise You today. According to Your word, I pour out to You. Here is everything. I’m being real and honest Lord. It’s hard right now. Cause me to hear You pour into me that everything’s going to be alright! Refresh me. You didn’t bring me this far to leave me. I praise You now and I thank You for making me an overcomer. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Psalm 23 & 91

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He will finish what He started in you.

September 6, 2021

“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’s going to finish what He started in you. You may feel you’ve got a long way to go and how in the world will you get there, but He’s going to finish what He started in you. He will do it. Not you. The stress comes when we place the responsibility on 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 and in the love He has for you His son.

As you place your focus on His ability, on His love, on His mercy, you’ll quit worrying. It won’t be you anyway. It will be Him. You just continue to seek Him and keep walking in your relationship with Him. He’s going to bless you. He’s going to deliver you. He’s going to finish it.

Prayer: Father, I thank You for Who You are in my life. You are my Finisher. What you’ve started in me, I believe You are going to finish in me. You will do it, not me. Help me to just 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.

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It’s Working for Your Good

September 5, 2021

“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 glorious picture. From every single experience, every mistake, every trial, every hurdle, every test that you’ve faced, God will make sure you experience every single promise of blessing because you love Him and you are called by Him.

Nothing can derail God’s plan for your life. Whatever you’ve been through, whatever you’re going through, will make you better, stronger and wiser. So don’t be occupied in your mind with regret, but rather be thankful. Pursue not to dwell on what you can’t change, 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.

Confession: God is a good and I am thankful that all things are working together for my good! No matter how it feel, it’s working for me. I will decide to give thanks, and praise the Lord! I will not live in worry, regret, or fear. I Thank You God that Your plan is in front of me and is unfolding right before my eyes. I am truly a blessed man and I thank You Lord all things work for me!

Study: Romans 8:28-30

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It’s good to speak His word.

September 4, 2021

“For the word of God is living and active and full of power [making it operative, energizing, and effective]. It is sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating as far as the division of the soul and spirit [the completeness of a person], and of both joints and marrow [the deepest parts of our nature], exposing and judging the very thoughts and intentions of the heart” Hebrews 4:12, Amplified.

When all kinds of thoughts are coming to your mind. When you feel like doubt is having a fistfight with your faith. It’s good to put aside how you feel and speak His word. It’s good to sit still, declare it and bring it close to your situation. Sit that word right in the middle of it, and let it go to work in your life. Sit that word right in the middle of the mental struggle and all the emotions you’re experiencing and let it go to work in you. That’s what He left His powerful word to do for you. He will speak to you. Let Him remind you of who you are. Let Him remind you of what your end will be.

Prayer: Father, I thank You for a new day. I put aside my feelings and speak Your word. I put aside the facts, and speak Your truth. I am Who You say I am and I can do what You said I can do. You have begun a good work in my life and you will complete it. I sit Your word right where I am and receive that You will speak and remind me of Who You are and my expected end will be. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Proverbs 18:20-21, Isaiah 55:11, Romans 10:17

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Your Finest Hour

September 1, 2021

“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. Make sure you don’t allow it to pass you by. 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 is He 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 are seeing 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 to not settle for anything less than His perfect will for your life.

Prayer: Father, I thank You for being in my finest hour! This man is breaking forth. I will enjoy and be excited about how you’re working in my life. I won’t give up now! Help me to follow Your leading Holy Spirit, as you unfold and launch me into the man You’ve called to be. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: John 16:21Romans 8:28-30Ephesians 2:10

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He’s Surrounding You

August 29, 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Depend On His Love

August 28, 2021

“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 I read this scripture, there is one word that comes to my mind. Dependency. I have had moments where I’ve tried to depend on my love and find I’m not able. I try to love my kids in my strength, but I find myself ready to grab the belt for everything, instead of showing compassion. After I labored, the Lord reminded me that to be like Jesus requires Jesus Himself.

When your lamp lights up brightly in your house, it’s not the lamp, but rather the electricity supplying it with the power it needs to shine. When its’ plugged in, that power that you can’t see, it automatically flows. Jesus is saying we are the lamp, but if we’re not plugged in, we can’t love like Him.

We have to let Him do it through us. Like we depend on a chair to hold us up when we sit down, we rely on Jesus to hold us up with His love, His self-control, His long-suffering, and kindness. Out of everything people need around you right now, it’s love. Be encouraged to lay down your own ability to love, but abide and depend on Jesus to love supernaturally through you in this hour.

Prayer: Thank You Father. I get it now. I ask that you give me an empowering revelation of depending in Jesus. Help me cease from my own ability, dwell and depend on Jesus, and He will empower me. Your Spirit will bear the fruit of love supernaturally through me. People need to be loved them right now, and that’s what I will do. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: John 15:1-10 & 13:35, 1 Corinthians 15:10, Galatians 5:22-23

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You may need to fast.

August 26, 2021

So we fasted and sought [help from] our God concerning this [matter], and He heard our plea” Ezra 8:23, Amplified.

“While they were serving the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, ‘Set apart for Me Barnabas and Saul (Paul) for the work to which I have called them’.” Acts 13:2, Amplified.

Have you been uncertain on what God’s will is, or you ever been in a place in your life where you really needed direction or a breakthrough in your walk? You need His help in a great way.

A Pastor said once that if you ever want to drop an atomic bomb in your life–fast.

In those moments and seasons, it may be a time you need to fast. You will be surprised how powerful it is when you deny your flesh something, so your spirit man can receive something. Whether all day or until noon. Whether no food or no meats for a time. Ask the Lord what to do. As you fast and pray, God will hear your request in secret and reward you openly. Your light will break forth as the noon day. There is power when you push away that plate so that you can get closer to the Father. There’s power in a man’s secret work of fasting. 

Prayer: Father, for some reason I have a wrestling on the inside on what to do. I need to know Your will. Are you leading me to fast? Help me set myself to pray and fast so I can deeply hear and draw closer to You. Help this man push away the plate by Your grace. As I fast, I believe You will answer and openly reward me. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Ezra 8:21-232 Chronicles 20:3-4 & 15Isaiah 58:6-8Acts 13:2

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When fear comes, stand on His word.

August 23, 2021

“When I am afraid, I put my trust in you” Psalm 56:3, ESV.

“My peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you…Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid” John 14:27, ESV.

When fear comes, it comes to grip our lives, especially in these times. When you recognize it attempt to grip your life, stand on the word of God. Stand not only on His written word, but also on what He has specifically said He will fulfill in your life, and those close to you. If He said it, He will do it, and no devil in hell can change what God has promised.

Standing on the word means to apply it in your moment. Stand on the word with prayer, including agreeing with others to stand with you. Speak what He said specifically to you what He will do and set your faith there.

God has not given you the spirit of fear, but of power, love, and a sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7). You are equipped to not allow fear or any form of it, to rob your joy, your peace, or your ability to emotionally and mentally function. A stronger Man has come, Who is Jesus Christ and you will not be afraid.

Prayer: Father, I praise You. With so much happening, when fear tries to grip me, I choose to stand on Your word. Remind me Holy Spirit of what You said will come to pass and help me to immediately walk by faith and receive it. Let that be my response. I cast my care on You today. Jesus is greater in me, and I will not be afraid. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Exodus 14:14, Psalm 34:4, James 5:16, 1 Peter 5:7

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He Does the Unexpected

August 22, 2021

“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 when He has blindsided me with a blessing, with favor, with victory. I didn’t feel spiritual or even feel worthy of it, but He answered me. He will show up out of nowhere, and you will know that only God could have done it for you.

You may or may not be expecting Him to show up, but He’s at the door. He didn’t forget your prayer.

From small to great, He will do the unexpected in your life. So let your faith be picked up and stand strong in Him. Let your faith stand strong in His ability, His love, and favor towards you. You don’t know how or when, but know at the right sovereign moment, He’s going to move, even more than you thought He could.

Prayer: Father, I give You praise. Do the unexpected in my life. You are able to do above and beyond 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, Proverbs 23:18

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I’ve Been There

August 21, 2021

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

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

I’ve been there, yet I 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 I thought couldn’t be restored, and He will do it for you. He won’t leave you there. He is actually right there with you. You may feel like how can He turn you around, but He’s going to pick you up and place you in your promised land, in your promised life.

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

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

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When the Lord Blesses You

August 18, 2021

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

You could bless yourself with what you think you desire, yet you’ll have to care for it yourself, watch over it yourself and make it prosper yourself. This is the sorrow (toil, labor, work) along with it when we choose to make something happen, and not allow God to. It’s when we had to have it now and didn’t wait on Him.

Yet, when the Lord blesses you, when it’s from Him, there will be no sorrow with it. When He blesses you, it will make you rich and full. You won’t lack. When it’s His will, understand that it will add to you joy and peace. With His blessing, there will be nothing missing and nothing broken. It will also benefit everyone around you. His blessings humble you and overwhelm you, to the point where it even causes you to say surely if not for Jesus, I don’t deserve this.

Be patient and remain in His will. Refuse to bless yourself. Be resolute that God’s will is what’s best for you. Be resolute that if God doesn’t do it, then you don’t want it.

Prayer: Father, thank You for Your word today. When You bless me, it makes me rich and adds no sorrow to me. I desire the blessings that only come from You. If You don’t do it, I don’t want it. Help me to be content with Your will for me, and wait on Your best. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Psalm 84:11, John 10:10, James 1:17

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It’s All Through Christ

August 16, 2021

“Make you complete in every good work to do His will, working in you what is well pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen” Hebrews 13:21, NKJV.

At least thirty times in the New Testament and even much more, you will see God make reference to being in Christ, through Christ, by Christ, or by Him. Scripture even mentions we can put on Christ.

Everything we are, everything we accomplish, any power that we walk in to have a victorious christian life is through the grace found in Christ. He is our ability. There is no overcoming, except by Jesus Christ, and without Him, even being a strong man, you cannot overcome the enemy alone.
Through Christ, you receive power to do the will of God. You will find power to love your enemies. You can receive grace to fast. You can say the right things. You are a focused man, a man under control. You can resist those temptations. In Christ, you are unstoppable.

By yourself, you can’t do it. Yet, just like stepping into a suit of superpowers, when you step into Him in prayer and yield to Christ in you, you step into His grace, His love, His joy, His wisdom, His power, to execute the will of God for your life.

Prayer: Father, I thank You for letting me know how much I need to depend on Jesus. It’s all in Christ. I ask that You help me to get these scriptures in my heart and help me apply them. I put on Christ today. I yield to the Jesus in me. It is through Christ, in Christ, and by Him that I live victorious! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Romans 6:11, 13:14; 1 Corinthians 15:57

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He will never leave or forsake you.

August 13, 2021

“It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you…” Deuteronomy 31:8, 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 you, but He hasn’t. Your Almighty God is always at arm’s reach.

Whether you are in prison or a penthouse, He’s there, and He won’t ever leave you. Whether you are in court or ICU, He’s there and He won’t ever leave you. You could have just decided to live in sin, or for the moment, you just 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 is with you the most.

He will never desert you, or leave you in a bad place in your life. Since He won’t ever leave or forsake you, an access to Him won’t either. He is Jehovah Shammah–The Lord Who is There–meaning wherever you are, He will be present and always help you when you call. He is Jehovah Jireh your Provider, and He will supply all your needs. Jesus is the Way, and through Him there’s always a way to overcome.

Prayer: Father, thank You for never leaving nor forsaking me. No matter where we are, You are there. Help me always to remember You are at arm’s reach when I call. My peace comes from You. May my faith rest in You and that in my battle, You are with me to overcome it. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Genesis 22:14, Ezekiel 48:35, John 14:6, Philippians 4:19, Hebrews 13:5

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You’re Going From Faith to Faith

August 12, 2021

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

You can trust God because He is good and righteous. If He came through before, He will come through again and again. He will continue to demonstrate His power for you over and over again, as you understand just how much He loves you without conditions, and He will continue to have the back of the man that puts His faith in Him.

Fear sees obstacles, while faith sees opportunities, even in the storm, that the enemy meant for bad, but God will use to catapult you higher. Fear causes us to doubt and complain, while faith causes us to rejoice and praise. A characteristic of faith is thankfulness. A thankful heart rejoices over what God has already done and what He’s about to do. Let thankfulness carry you through into the next manifestation of God’s faithfulness in your life.

Settle in your heart that you will live from faith to faith!

Prayer: Father God, thank You for demonstrating Your love for me. Forgive me if I’ve been doubting You. You are trustworthy and faithful! I’m thankful I know You and I praise You for what You have already done for me. I’m excited about Your divine plans and purpose that are manifesting in my life. Help me to settle it in my heart to live from faith to faith. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

“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)

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God Will Restore

August 11, 2021

“And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpiller, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you.” Joel 2:25

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, lost great opportunities and even lost yourself, but God is faithful and He is restoring everything back to you multiplied. You may know Him to be your Provider, your Peace and your Protector, but God is getting ready to show you a new side of His nature you may have never seen before–God your Restorer! Say out loud, “God is my 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 is going to bring restoration in your life, just trust that He will. He is faithful to His promises.

He will restore!

Prayer: Thank You God 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, my Father God! 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.

(Read Psalms 51:12; Jeremiah 30:17; Psalms 23:3)

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A Prayer for You, My Brother

August 10, 2021

“Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content” Philippians 4:11. NKJV.

Father God, I pray for my brother reading this now. You didn’t give him a spirit of fear; you gave him a spirit of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. Help him know everything’s going to be alright. You’re not going to let anything happen to him. He’s in a new place in you now, and it is time he begins to operate by faith and not fear. Help him, Lord. Thank you for growing him up and helping him to mature in Christ. Thank you for showing him what it means to be content and trust you with all his heart. You are in control and you love my brother with an everlasting love. Help him learn to operate by faith and not fear. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

(Read 2 Timothy 1:7)

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He’s With You

August 9, 2021

“Nevertheless when one turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty” 2 Corinthians 3:16-17, NKJV.

Did you know that the Father is the Holy Spirit? The Holy Spirit living in you is the very Spirit of the Lord. The One that speaks to you, guides you, strengthens, leads, and comforts you is The Father Himself. He lives in us by His Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. How is that? It is because the Spirit is the Lord in us, and where God is, there is freedom.

We are closer, much closer to Him then we realize. We are walking with him each and every day. The redemptive work of Christ has made us free from the guilt of sin and made us to stand as righteous before the Father. Wherever you are, whatever situation you face, whatever mountain before you to climb, you are free–so be free.

Let nothing keep the mercy & grace of God from pouring out in your life and let nothing keep you from partaking of the liberating joy of the salvation you have in Christ. Since you have Jesus, everything is going to be alright, because He already made it alright. He is helping us through His Spirit to continually be transformed from glory to glory into His likeness. It is a work being done in us far beyond glorious, and the Father confirms it by His Spirit in you.

Prayer: Father, thank You for Jesus. Thank You according to Your word You are the Spirit. Wow! By the Spirit, Jesus lives in me. There’s nothing I can’t overcome. Give me more revelation that the Lord is the Spirit and I am free. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: 2 Corinthians 3:12-18, John 14:16-18

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You Will Not Live In Regret

August 8, 2021

“Do not remember the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing…” Isaiah 43:18-19a, NKJV.

“So if I fall and if I fail, I will trust Your mercy is greater than all of this, and if I bend and if I break, I’ll trust the hands that hold me are, greater than all my regrets” – Tenth Avenue Band

Regret is when there is sorrow aroused by circumstances beyond one’s control or power to repair. What do you do when something happened or you made a decision, and now you have to live with what you can’t change? My biological father wasn’t in my life for almost 30 years due to drug addiction and still says he regrets not being there. He is fully aware he can’t get that time back. Now, he is living with something that he can’t change. I have my own decisions and mistakes that I would like to take back, relive and change, but I can’t.

And you can’t either.

This is the essence of regret. Yet, understand the redemptive power of a mighty God, who wants you to let go of the former, so you can lay hold of what’s new. Your heavenly Father is not only good, but He is the Healer of all sorrow, including of what you can’t change, and has joy in His promises. When the Lord created you, He already knew that would happen, but He still says I will finish your story and your end will be as I have said it would be.

Prayer: Father, I needed that. You care about what I’ve experienced. You care about the regret of my decisions and mistakes. I give them to You permanently, and when thoughts come, I will decide to give it to You again. I will not live in regret, but I will live trusting in what You have ahead and in the new things You have for my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Psalm 147:3, Eccesliastes 7:10, Isaiah 42:9, Philippians 3:13-14

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Walking in Forgiveness

August 6, 2021

“And if he sins against you seven times in a day, and seven times in a day returns to you, saying, ‘I repent,’ you shall forgive him”Luke 17:4, NKJV.

The truth is sometimes forgiveness isn’t easy. Yet, it is one of God’s most powerful tools we move forward with because its’ sole intent is to set our relationships right again like He does. Jesus Christ mediated us back to the Father through his death for our sins. We have been redeemed and goodness and mercy (see Psalm 23:6) follows us each day, always setting our relationship right with Him again and again, no matter what we’ve done.

With that same mercy and goodness, God calls us to freely extend to others. No matter the amount, God commands us to forgive again and again, even toward our toughest critic—ourselves. When we forgive like God, total forgiveness without conditions, people truly experience Him—The God Who truly will remember their mistakes, their decisions that caused damage, no more.

Prayer: Father God, thank you for the mercy you’ve shown me all of my life. I pray you give me the strength to show the same mercy and grace to others. With your help, I forgive everyone who has hurt me. Help me not hold on to it and rehearse it, but to let it go and truly move forward in my life. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

“For as the heavens are high above the earth, So great is His mercy toward those who fear Him; As far as the east is from the west, So far has He removed our transgressions from us.” (Psalm 103:12)

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Welcome His word into your heart today.

August 3, 2021

“So get rid of all uncleanness and all that remains of wickedness, and with a humble spirit receive the word [of God] which is implanted [actually rooted in your heart], which is able to save your souls” James 1:21, Amplified.

Just like words from a good friend, God has something good to say to encourage and revitalize you. He wants to speak directly to you to transform and refresh you.

Let God’s word shape you. Let His word teach you. Let it show you the way. Let it light your path. Let it instruct you. Let it uproot that desire for sin. Let it calm you down. Let it lift you up. Let it remind you of the victory you have in Christ.

It’s the word that will do the work in you. It is full of power. It can save and prosper you soul. It will change your life. There is something in His word for whatever you’re going through. There is something in His word for whatever you’re seeking to achieve.

Sit down, open your Bible and welcome His word into your heart today.

Prayer: Father, with so many things going on, it can be easy to not sit down and hear what You have to say. Help me to humble myself and obey You with welcoming Your word into my life. Your words are the words I need to hear every day, especially regarding what I am facing. As I open the Bible, say something to me that brings me success and victory. Thank You Father. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Romans 12:2Philippians 2:13

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Our Champion

July 31, 2021

“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.

Many times we think on 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, walk in love and He did it. The same fight you have each day, he fought them all and won them all. He knows and He cares about the sin you daily face. 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 with in every imaginable way. He also knows how to overcome it. He 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 were tempted but 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 my situation. You overcame! I can and will overcome any sin in my life today. In Jesus’ name, Amen.


Study: Heberews 4:14-16, 2 Corinthians 2:14, 1 John 5:4-5, Romans 6:6-7 & 14

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While It’s Day, While It’s Your Season

July 30, 2021

“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 it was day, while He was living, He worked the works of God.

It’s a bright day in your life right now, yet one day, night will come and you will ask yourself did I do 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, seize it while it’s day.

While it’s day, while the kids are young and love being around daddy, 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, when it is your time and His power is abounding, when it is your day, work the works of God. Work the plan of God. Be strong in His grace and advance His kingdom.

Prayer: Father, I give You all of 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 the time and season we are in. May I do all that I can, while I can. Help us to seize every moment and work while it is day. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

Study: Ecclesiastes 3:1Psalm 63:8Isaiah 40:312 Timothy 2:1

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Perceive His Plans for You

July 25, 2021

“Then I perceived that God had not sent him at all, but that he pronounced this prophecy against me because Tobiah and Sanballat had hired him” Nehemiah 6:12, NKJV.

Perceive means to become aware or conscious of (something) or to come to realize or understand. God helped Nehemiah to perceive that someone was saying they were with him, but they were really against him. Paul perceived that for a centurion and his men that there would be destruction and much loss if they set sail on a voyage they desired to take.

In these moments, pray to perceive the Lord’s will. It is important to perceive what the Lord wants your focus on and what He doesn’t, who is really on your side and who isn’t, who is good for you to be in a relationship with and who isn’t good for you. Perceive the wise decisions that are good for you and those that could lead to a loss. By the Holy Spirit, perceive His will and remain in His safety, perceive His will and prosper.

Prayer: Father, I praise You and thank You for Your holy word. Give me the eyes and ears to perceive Your will. Help me to perceive how You are moving. As soon as I come in contact with something or someone, I desire to perceive what’s good for me and what isn’t. I receive this by the Holy Spirit, and I thank You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Nehemiah 6:11-13, Acts 17:21-23, Ephesians 5:17


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Rain or Shine, I’m Seeking the Lord

July 24, 2021

“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.

When going through tough situations in life, it can be a challenge to keep seeking the Lord. The situation is trying and uncomfortable. It tells you to put all of your focus, and spend all of your time thinking on it.

Yet, God is right next to you in the situation and says regardless of what you’re going through, seek after Me. You still need to occupy your thoughts with My word. Meditate on how great I am, and there’s nothing I can’t do. Then, you’ll receive My unshakable joy. Then, you’ll see My hand already at work, and My victory already given to you.

Ask yourself are you seeking the situation to change more than the God Who can change it? Refuse to let a circumstance dictate your pursuit for God. It can be tough, but seek the Lord! Your bank account may be low, but seek the Lord! Just like rain or shine as a man you would still go to work, rain or shine decide you will seek the Lord.

Prayer: Father, I give You praise. This situation is tough, but rain or shine, I choose to seek You. Help me to, on purpose, think on Your word. Help me to resist the temptation to spend my day dwelling on it and seek You. As I seek You, You’ll give me joy. As I seek You, I hear You saying everything is going to be alright. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Jeremiah 32:17, Philippians 4:8, Ephesians 3:20

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Return to a place of rest

July 23, 2021

“Return to your rest, O my soul, for the Lord has dealt bountifully with you. For You have delivered my soul from death, my eyes from tears, and my feet from falling” Psalms 116:7-8, NKJV.

Leave that place of burden and worry, and return to your place of rest. Leave that place of trying to figure it out on your own, and return to your place of rest. That place of rest in the Lord.

Set yourself, stand still and look at how over the years He’s dealt bountifully, He’s dealt well with you and blessed you, even beyond what you deserve. No one knows, but He delivered you so many times. Remember all He’s has done and doing in your life, and say the Lord has got this too. He’s been and will be good, so rest. He’s faithful, so rest. It’s already done, so rest.

Prayer: Father, I give You all the glory and I thank You for a place of rest. Help me to let go by faith and rest. Help me to cast with force my cares to You. I give them all away to You. As I give them to You, You’ll give me the wisdom and light for my path I need. I’ll see the way You’ve made for me. You got this! My entire life is in Your hands. You are good and faithful. I say soul be still, and I will rest in You. In Jesus’ mighty name, Amen.

Study: Psalm 23, Matthew 11:28, Hebrews 4:1-10, 1 Peter 5:7

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Yield to God’s order in your life.

July 22, 2021

“The LORD shall increase you more and more, you and your children” Psalm 115:14, KJV.

Everything in life needs order. For example, without a traffic system, there would be chaos on the road. However, with a traffic system that drivers abide by, there is great peace and more people can safely travel to their destination. Even as powerful and sovereign as God is, He operates with order.

Establish some order in every area of your life and abide by it. The result of order will be the peace you’re looking for. The devil wants your life to be in disorder so he can hinder you from reaching your destination.

Regardless of how much money you make, when there’s financial order, you will be happy and have vision to where the Lord is taking you. With order, God’s wisdom–the principal thing–is made the foundation in which now God will build upon, and then supernaturally increases you more and more, you and your children. Favor will be found because the order of God has been set in your family and in your home.

If you desire increase, if you desire peace, yield to His order for your life.

Prayer: Father, thank You for speaking to me. I need some order. Help me to settle down and submit to Your order, Your will for every area of my life. I set the stage for You to move in my purpose, my family, in my marriage, and in my finances. As I abide by Your order, increase everything Lord in my life and give me great peace. I Thank You for growth and flowing favor because of Your order. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Proverbs 4:78:35

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Sow Into The Spirit

July 20, 2021

“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, 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 the Word of God, He will speak to you and show you mighty things that concern you. If we sow into acknowledging Him, we’ll reap His leading. If you sow into your spiritual growth, you will reap power and walking in your purpose.

It is time to sow more into the Spirit. It is the key to your faith and reaping eternal life. It is the key to receiving more God’s ideas for provision, direction, your joy, and your peace. It is the key to becoming the man God has called you to be.

Prayer: Father, thank You for Your Word this morning. To get something out of my walk with You, I have to sow into my walk with You. It is not just going to happen. Help me to not get weary, but sow into the Spirit, and I will reap victory. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Romans 8:6

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My brother, you’re almost there.

July 18, 2021

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

In football, it always gets the toughest at the one-yard line. It gets the toughest when you’re the closest.

My brother, you’re almost there. 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. His tactic is to get you distracted and deter you from what God has spoken to you. You’re so close to those dreams from God, and they’re coming to pass!

You know Him 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 into it.

Prayer: Father, I give all the praise, honor, and glory. Sometimes it gets tough, but through Christ, I will overcome the one-yard line. Your grace is sufficient. I ask for a renewed strength and courage. Help me, Holy Spirit to remain diligent in prayer and in letting You lead me. My dreams are coming to pass! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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

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Don’t Receive Those Seeds of Doubt

July 17, 2021

“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 10:5, NKJV.

“For as he thinks in his heart, so is he…” Proverbs 23:7, NKJV.

When the enemy comes–and he will–to plant a seed of doubt in your heart, you have a choice to not receive it. Just as a FedEx package brought to your house that you don’t have to sign for and make it your own, don’t make what he offers your own.

Let only God be the One that you receive from through His word. Let Him be the only One you receive from when He speaks to your heart and says have hope. With diligence keep your heart, cast away with force, and take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ, and stand in who you are and what you have in Him–stand until your blessing comes.

Prayer: Father, I praise You. I will not receive what the devil says about my life and who I am. I cast away and I take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ. Even if I don’t feel like it, I receive what You say about me and the victory I have in Jesus in every situation. You say I am great, I am Your son and I was made with purpose and I receive it. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Proverbs 4:23, Philippians 4:8

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I’ve been moving, but standing still.

July 16, 2021

“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them” Ephesians 2:10, NKJV.

I looked up at my ceiling fan one night, and I noticed something about it that we could all relate to. It looked so busy spinning but not going anywhere. It was moving very fast but not going anywhere. Yet, it was doing what it was made to do. It wasn’t created to go anywhere but to be still right where it is.

In life, we can find ourselves busy and doing a lot, but we look up, and we haven’t gone anywhere. Without even realizing it, we’re standing still, not moving toward the calling on our lives and the plan of God for us. You aren’t a ceiling fan. It was doing what it was made to do, and God desires is that you do what you were made to do. His will is that you move toward your purpose. You weren’t made to stand still but to go forward in your purpose. You were made to go and possess your land. You were made to thrive. You were made to soar.

Prayer: Father, I give You praise and thank You for speaking to me. Show me what I need to do regarding Your calling on my life and the great plans You have for me. Remove what is good, but not Your will. If I need to make any life adjustments, help me to do that. I declare You are bringing manifestation to everything You created me to be. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Philippians 3:13-14

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The Lifter of Your Head

July 14, 2021

“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 is 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. Our shield. Our glory, our honor as a man. He is the lifter of your head.

Prayer: Father, I thank You this morning. 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. 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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I hear You. I’m listening Lord.

July 11, 2021

“And before the lamp of God went out in the tabernacle of the Lord where the ark of God was, and while Samuel was lying down, that the Lord called Samuel…And Samuel answered, ‘Speak, for Your servant hears.’ ” 1 Samuel 3:3-10, NKJV.

One of our kids sings and I had been desiring to give them a song. I was in bed asleep and then early in the morning a melody for a new song began to spring up in my heart. It was hard because I was sleeping so well, but I began to realize something–this is the Lord. The Lord is speaking.

He is speaking, and at this moment, I don’t want to miss what He’s trying to give me. I’ve disobeyed Him before when He called me to speak, but I don’t want to miss Him again. I shook off the sleep, reached for my phone, and recorded what He gave to me.

Be encouraged not to miss your moment. The Lord is calling you. He’s calling to show you something great and new. It’s your answered prayer. It’s your God idea. You’ve been praying to God for specific wisdom and steps on how to arrive at His destination for your life. You’ve been praying for a financial breakthrough. The Lord knows and that’s why He’s calling you.
You may have missed Him before, but thank God just like with Eli, He’ll call you again and again. He truly wants to reveal something and bless your life.

Next time He speaks, answer I hear you, Lord. I’m listening to You.

Prayer: Father, I praise You. Thank You for calling me and Your desire is the show me great and mighty things that I don’t know of. At any time, help me to be aware when You are speaking to me. I declare I will respond Your servant hears You. Speak Lord. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Isaiah 1:19, Jeremiah 33:3

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A Message from the Lord for you

July 10, 2021

“Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded”
‭‭James‬ ‭4:8‬ ‭NKJV‬‬.

“Come closer to Me. You are not meant to live life alone. Draw closer to me. I want to set you free. I want to show you great and mighty things that you do not know of. I want to settle your heart and your mind. I want to show you things to come. I want to give you the perspective that you need. This will all happen as you draw closer to Me. You will witness My glory as you abide and hear My voice. I have already turned it around, and as you draw closer to Me, I will steer you into great victory”, says the Lord.

Study: James 4:7-10, Jeremiah 33:3, John 15:1-7 & 16:13

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He is Your God

July 7, 2021

“But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus” Philippians 4:19, KJV.

The writer made it personal in regards to how he referred to God. It is similar to ownership, such as my wife or my child. God isn’t just another believer’s God. He isn’t a God that is far off. He is my God and He cares for me.

In your challenge, in whatever mountain is before you, in whatever success you are in pursuit of, make God personal to you. Bring Him close to where you are. Make your relationship with Him even more relevant and powerful at this moment, making a difference in your fight of faith and in your confidence. Acknowledge Him not only as God, but He is your God.

Your God, your Heavenly Father, will supply all of your need. Your God will help and deliver you. Your God will speak to you when you ask Him what to do. He doesn’t just provide for someone else. The same God is Your God, and He will provide for you also.

Prayer: Father, You are my God. You are my Provider. You just don’t provide for others, You provide for me too. I am Your son and I have access to You at any time. I believe You are able! I praise You in advance for meeting all my needs. You are my God. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Psalm 18:2Joshua 14:9Hebrews 4:16

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He believes in you. That’s all you need to hear.

July 5, 2021

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” Philippians 4:13, NKJV.

I was talking to a friend of mine who told me how he started his photography business. He had been doing photography here and there for 10 years. Yet, for some reason at that moment in their lives, his wife told him she thought he should start a photography business. Then, she said I believe in you. He said that’s all he needed to hear. He launched out and just in a few months, God blessed him greatly.

You may have something on your heart that you’ve been wondering can you really do. You may be asking yourself can you become the man God wants you to become. If you’ve never heard anyone tell you that they believe in you, God says He believes in you.

He gave you Jesus. He gave you the gift, He gave you the idea and He has given you all that you need. You may not know every step but take the first step that you know. It may very well be the very turning point of your life, and most of all, the turning point of your faith.

At this very moment, more than your wife, friend, or even your pastor, the Father believes in you. You can do all things through Jesus Christ Who strengthens you. Let that be all you need to hear.

Prayer: Father, I praise You and I thank You, Jesus, for all You’ve done. I believe in You and it’s great to know that You also believe in me. With You Jesus, I can do anything. I can get through anything. Help me to receive it and walk by faith in everything You’ve called me to. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Ephesians 2:10

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You have an Anchor you can hold on to.

July 4, 2021

“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 defined as a heavy object attached to a rope or chain and used to moor a vessel to the sea bottom, typically one having a metal shank with a ring at one end for the rope and a pair of curved and/or barbed flukes at the other. It keeps ships from drifting or being pulled away. Therefore, the shipowner rests and puts their hope in their anchor to keep their ship, even in the midst of the biggest storm.

When the storms of life come. When you find they begin to rage the most, Jesus is your sure and steadfast hope. He is as sure and steadfast as 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 and the Father is faithful to keep His 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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Pray about everything, worry about nothing.

July 3, 2021

“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.

Either we’re praying or worrying about what is going on in our lives. Worrying about the outcome will open the door for fear, and fear then will cause the anxiety that you have to make something happen, you have to make a way, and as a man, it’s all on your shoulders. However, prayer will help you maintain a stance of faith in the One Who is able, in the One Who has already made a way.

It makes it hard to hear God’s voice when you’re worrying. It makes it easy to hear God’s voice when you’re praying. Why? Because He’ll reveal to you His will, what He’s going to do on your behalf and give you peace about it. When you worry, you’re not trusting in His sovereignty. With prayer, you’re choosing to put it in His hands. Whether great or small, He wants us to develop a habit of a prayer response first about everything that is going on in our lives, not a worrying one.

It may not be easy, but when the thoughts come about how to rebuild after one of life’s storms or while you’re in one, pray. When concerns come about your family, about provision, what to do today, or even your calling, decide to trust Him and pray about everything, worry about nothing, then thank Him for it.

Prayer: Father, I give You praise for a new day. No matter what’s happening in my life, help me have a prayer response first, not one of worry. I ask humbly for You to help me with what I’m going through. Speak to me Father. Make a way for me and those in need also. I believe and I thank You for it! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: 1 John 5:14-15

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A Hunger to Finish

July 2, 2021

“In the mean while his disciples prayed him, saying, Master, eat. Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.” John 4:31 & 34, NKJV.

Jesus was hungry for the will of God and to finish His work, which he deemed more vital than food itself. It was his meat. His life’s focus was upon the will of God being completed. Now is the time to hunger for His will.

Are you a man that’s hungry to finish? Is your high calling your highest goal? Show me a hungry person, and I’ll show you a champion. Be determined not only to start but to cross that finish line before you. Do not be satisfied with just doing God’s will, but also finishing God’s work that He has given you.

You have a calling to fulfill. Let it drive you and cause you to put your time toward it. Be careful of all distractions. May the blessing and reward of your assignment keep you excited. Nothing is going to satisfy you like walking out His will for your life.

Prayer: Father, thank You for choosing me and giving me purpose. I am honored and humbled You have called me. Reveal it even more to me. I ask for a greater hunger to not only start, but finish. Help me be intensely focused. Like Jesus, my meat is to do Your will and to finish this good work in my hands. I ask for the grace, the wisdom–spiritual and natural–, and the courage to do it. I thank You for walking out my destiny. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Study: Hebrews 12:1-2, 1 Timothy 4:15-16

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Remember your victories.

July 1, 2021

“Moreover David said, ‘The Lord, who delivered me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear, He will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine’” 1 Samuel 17:37, NKJV.

At a time David needed to remember his victories the most, he did. That’s why God gave them to him, and he never forgot what He did for him. He defeated the lion, then the bear. When he faced Goliath, he spoke of what God did with the lion and the bear, which helped him have faith against Goliath.

There are some past victories God wants you to remember. You’ve had your own lion and your own bear in your life. You were in the paw of it, but the Lord brought you out, and you gave Him praise. He gave them to you for this purpose. Like David, remember your lion and your bear, so you can receive by faith that God will deliver you now also. He’s going to give you the victory now also.

Prayer: Father, I praise You. I take a moment to remember how good and faithful You are. I remember the lion and the bear in my own life, and You delivered me then. You moved in my life in a great way. Help me never to forget what You’ve done. I’ll boldly rejoice in faith that You will give me victory now. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: 1 Samuel 17:33-37, 2 Corinthians 2:14

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Has Your Brook Dried Up?

June 28, 2021

“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 we’re where He wants us to be, His 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 it’s 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 involved in something that has dried up. You ask why isn’t it like it use to be. God’s grace to be there isn’t there any longer. Something has changed. You don’t understand, but the Lord has put something new for you on your heart.

The more you remain there, the less of God you will experience there. 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, has my brook dried up? Is it time to go on to what You have next for me? Help me to see this season in my life the way You see it and show me what to do or where to go. I also ask for the 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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He’s With You in The Fire

June 27, 2021

“… ‘Did we not cast three men bound into the midst of the fire?’ They answered and said to the king, ‘True, O king.’ ‘Look!’ he answered, ‘I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire; and they are not hurt, and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God’” Daniel 3:23-25, NKJV.

Their enemy not only saw the three Hebrew boys in the fire, they saw One more in it with them. They saw One that looked like the Son of God, and they came out unharmed and with a testimony that changed lives.

Even in the fire, Jesus is with us.

You may be in the fire right now, but Jesus is with you in it. We are never alone even in the fire, and what the enemy thinks is going to take you out, is only taking you in! When you come out of the fire, you won’t even smell like smoke. When you come out of the fire, you won’t be the same. The fire only caused you to know Jesus in a more deeper way. It caused you to see just how present the Lord is, and how much He loves you. The fire only purified your heart and your faith. Your life is going to so blessed after being with Jesus in the fire, that you’ll be able to thank God for it.

Prayer: Father, thank You. Jesus is with me in the fire, 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 right 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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Out of the abundance of your heart.

June 27, 2021

“A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth evil. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks” Luke 6:45, NKJV.

We truly have what we say, and out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks. Your heart is full of something, and whatever you fill your heart with, that is what you will find yourself, intentionally or unintentionally, talking about. If you’re complaining, saying you will always be struggling, or giving voice to what you can’t do, then that is what your heart is full of, and that is what you believe.

Fill your heart in abundance with what God says. He says He has not given you a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and a sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7). He says He’ll supply all your need (Philippians 4:19). He says He will always cause you to triumph in Christ and no enemy will triumph over you (2 Corinthians 2:14).

When real issues and affairs of life arise, your abundance of what God says will come right out of your heart. When fear says you can’t do it, God’s word will rise up and respond within you that yes you can, because He’s with you! God’s word will turn your heart into a believing machine, your speech will change and the fruit you produce in your life will change also.

Prayer: Thank You, Father. As a man, I know how to eat physically in abundance; however, help me to learn to eat spiritually in abundance and get filled with the good treasure of Your word. Bring forth good things in my life. When I feel like saying the wrong thing, help me Holy Spirit, and remind me of Your word. Overhaul anything evil in my heart and change what I speak and what I believe. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: 2 Corinthians 4:13, Proverbs 18:21, Isaiah 59:19

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Thankful in Knowing His Character

June 25, 2021

“Therefore know [without any doubt] and understand that the Lord your God, He is God, the faithful God, who is keeping His covenant and His [steadfast] loving-kindness to a thousand generations with those who love Him and keep His commandments” Deuteronomy 7:9, Amplified.

In these times, it is important to be thankful in knowing the character of your God. He is holy and good. He is love and rich in mercy. He keeps His word. He chastises those that He loves, as a father does a son. The Lord will never disappoint you. He is unchanging with all power in His hands. He is omnipresent, therefore, wherever you are, He is right there with you.

Refuse to give room to the struggle and wrestling with thoughts contrary to the God you know. He has character. If His word is settled in heaven, it is settled about you. If He said it, no matter how it appears, He will do it. God is not shady. What you read about God in scripture is Who He is. If He said He is for you, He is truly for you my brother.

Whatever point you stand in your life today, be thankful in knowing God’s character, and allow it to settle your heart and give you peace.

Confession: I am thankful I know the character of my God. I am thankful You will not change on me. He keeps His word. My faith is strong and my expectation is in Him. I have joy today because I know my Father’s character. I know He is holy, righteous, and good. He is faithful and on time! Anything contrary to His character is not from Him at all. I will rejoice because I serve a God with character. Hallelujah!

Study: 2 Timothy 2:13, Hebrews 13:8, Psalm 100:5

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

June 24, 2021

“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’s desire is that your life is filled with new experiences, new knowledge, new income, you become healthier, your marriage gets better, and most of all, you go higher in Him.

Refuse to be stagnant in regards to 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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The key to your peace and success.

June 23, 2021

“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 peace and success in their lives. The Lord told Joshua to keep His word in his mouth–say what He says–and meditate in 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 the way to get to 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 holy, loving God, all-wise, a Rewarder, 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, your key to prosperity, your key to having a blessed life. It will without fail reward you and those around 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. I thank You for peace and good success because I meditate and observe to do Your word. Thank You, Lord!

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

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I Am a Blessed Man Declaration

June 22, 2021

“And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise” Galatians‬ ‭3:29‬, NKJV.

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ” Ephesians‬ ‭1:3‬, NKJV‬‬.

Make this declaration of blessing over your life today: I am blessed through Christ and with every spiritual blessing. I am daily loaded with benefits from God. I am blessed in the city and in the field, in my coming and going. I declare I am the lender and not the borrower. I am the head and not the tail. I am above only and not beneath. I am blessed to prosper and be in good health as my souls prospers. The Lord daily opens doors and does good toward me. He rains blessings in the land He’s planted me in, and multiplies the work of my hands.

I am strong and I walk in victory. with joy. I’m blessed to enjoy my life. The Lord surrounds me as a shield with favor. I don’t fear bad news because my trust is in God. The devil has no authority over me. I overcome evil with good! I don’t waste my time, but I maximize it. God shows me how to increase and I seize it. I’m blessed to be a great husband and father. I walk in my purpose. Jesus is the author and finisher of my faith, and the blessing of God is on my life. I am a blessed man!

Study: Deuteronomy 28:1-14, Psalm 103 & 112, Galatians 3:14, 3 John 2, Hebrews 12:1-2

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You are more than a Conqueror!

June 21, 2021

“Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us” Romans 8:37, NKJV.

The Greek meaning for more than a conqueror is “properly, exceedingly conquer, being more than a conqueror, i.e. a ‘super conqueror’ who is ‘completely and overwhelmingly victorious’.” God didn’t make a mistake when He called you this. He didn’t exaggerate or stretch the truth regarding who you are. He put a lot in you. Most of all, the Lion of Judah lives in you.

Therefore, be affirmed that you can exceedingly conquer. He has made it proper to declare that you not only have the victory, but you have a complete and overwhelming victory over whatever tries to come against you–over the wicked one, over sin, anything unlike God, any spirit of fear, or any trial. You can get back up because you are a super-conqueror!

May the truth of who you are and what you can do through Him charge your faith today. May this truth help you rest. Receive in your heart today that you who God says you are and walk in it.

Prayer: Father, I thank You and I receive your affirmation of who I am in Christ. I am more than a conqueror! I have the mind of Christ and His perspective. Yes, I am, and I completely dominate over whatever I face. I can rule over this flesh and its’ desires. I know who I am and with joy, I walk in it. I am more than a conqueror! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Luke 10:18

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The Greatest Father

June 20, 2021

“But now, O Lord, You are our Father; we are the clay, and You our potter; and all we are the work of Your hand.” Isaiah 64:8, NKJV.

When I think about what it means to be a father, I cannot help but look to the greatest Father of all-God. He is our example of what a father is and we can be abundantly thankful for Him.

He loves us and is good to us. He is gracious, correcting, encouraging, provides, strengthens, and our Teacher. He helps us through tough times, is patient, affirms us with identity and purpose, shows us how to lead our wives and children. The Father teaches us how to leave an inheritance for our children’s children (Proverbs 13:22), never gives up on us, and He keeps His word.

As in Isaiah, you are like clay in your Father’s hands and He continues to mold, shape, and make you into the greatest man you can be. No matter where you’ve come from. No matter your upbringing before we came to know God. No matter if you had no natural father there for you at all. God is a good Father and He will make something great out of you.

May you feel deeply honored and appreciated on this Father’s Day. Your children are as clay in your hands and everything God is to you, you be to them. The greatest father.

Prayer: Father, thank You for being the greatest Father. I honor You today. I thank You for giving me the honor and privilege of being a father. I ask You to continue to mold and shape me. Bring the best out of me and help me give my best to my family. Help me take notes from You, and teach, love and raise them like You. May all fathers feel very appreciated and continue to make something great out of all of us. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Proverbs 22:6, Matthew 7:11, Hebrews 12:5-7

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Don’t allow life to change your relationship with God.

June 19, 2021

“Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit” Psalm 51:12, ESV.

When I first got saved, I used to sit on the floor in front of my radio and listen to the same song before the Lord. I would sit and bask in God’s presence. I would just quietly sit and spend time with Jesus. Nothing else mattered, and I found joy and peace at His feet. Salvation was simple then, but I allowed life to make it complicated or squeeze my time with God out of the way.

Maybe life happened, and now salvation, your relationship with the Lord, isn’t as simple, and you feel it isn’t like what it used to be. Maybe you’ve started seeking the Lord only for what He can do, rather than seeking Him. You have many needs, and it’s challenging to just sit before Him.

Be encouraged to return to the simplicity and joy of your salvation and your walk with Christ. Jesus hasn’t changed, nor has your salvation. The same man that you were, you are still that same man. You love God, and that hasn’t changed. The excitement of serving the Lord, the purity of your seeking Him, the child-like faith, and the joy of your salvation I declare will not change.

Prayer: Father, despite life, family, and other things, help me not to change my walk with You. I love You, Lord. I receive a fresh joy of my salvation. Even if You want me to do the things I did when I first got saved, I will. I will sit at your feet, Jesus. I will praise and purely seek You. I will serve You with gladness. I won’t change. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Luke 10:42, Romans 14:17, Ephesians 2:8, Revelation 2:4

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Settle down in your calling.

June 18, 2021

“Do not neglect the gift that is in you, which was given to you by prophecy with the laying on of the hands of the eldership. Meditate on these things; give yourself entirely to them, that your progress may be evident to all” 1 Timothy 4:14-15, NKJV.

Timothy was a young man, and he was about to embark on being a pastor. The Apostle Paul knew the gift that was passed down to him. He knew the calling on his life. It was now time for Timothy to receive it and walk in it. It wasn’t time to be doing a lot of different things, but to give himself and settle down into his ultimate calling from God.

Receive and settle down into your calling. As men, we can find ourselves having many projects, but no evident progress. We can be like a mechanic, working on ten different cars in the shop, but none of them are on the road. Receive what you’ve been called to do, and go hard after that. Give yourself wholly to that, and then you will see great progress, the grace of God, the blessings, and the power that the Father has preordained for you to walk in.

Some pursuits may be a good thing, but not a God thing. You aren’t called to do it all my brother. Timothy had to settle down in his calling and run his course. So will you.

Prayer: Father, I honor and glorify You. I know You have called me to do a mighty work in these times. Give me clarity on what my calling and purpose is. Help me also to let go of what is good, but not from You. I ask for the courage and faith to settle down in my calling and run hard my course with an action plan from You. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: 1 Timothy 4:16, 2 Timothy 1:5-6, 2 Peter 1:10, Ephesians 2:10

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Take Up Your Cross Today

June 17, 2021

“Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me” Matthew 16:24, NKJV.

I can say that I don’t always feel like getting up in the morning to study and pray. Yet, with the decision before me to seek Him or not each day, what God has begun to spring up within my heart is that we have to take up our cross.

Taking up your cross is when you go before Him, and truly surrender your will and your plans, for His. It is the place where you give up your weakness and receive His strength. The cross is also a practical place, where you give up your way to handle your situation, and let Him be Lord over it, allowing Him to lead you.

It is a decision as a believer you must daily make. Your day and your year depends on it. Experiencing the will of God for your life, your family, provision and blessings depend on it. You will follow him into your greatest life, and be the best man you’ll ever be through the cross. Jesus did and you will also.

Prayer: Father, I praise You. I’m taking up my cross today. Here is my will and here are my plans, and I receive Yours. Here is my weakness and I receive Your strength. I say yes to You today. Help me today to humbly deny myself and follow Jesus. You are the Good Shepherd of my life. I will trust in You. Thank You for blessing me through the cross. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: John 10:10, Psalm 23

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Don’t Let Go of His Promises

June 16, 2021

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

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

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

Every promise from God is yes and amen (2 Corinthians 1:20), and don’t allow anyone or anything to convince you otherwise. Keep your eyes on Jesus, the Author and Finisher of your faith. He is our victorious example of how to press through the challenges of life. He stood on God’s word, listened to the Holy Spirit, and received what the Father promised Him. Now lean on Him, listen to the Holy Spirit, and keep believing. Keep praising. Keep joyfully standing.

The Father has promised great things for you. Don’t let go.

Prayer: Father, I really needed this. Thank You for encouraging me deep down. I’m not letting go. I will not let go of what You promised me. You will provide. You will help me do this. Every promise I will receive. Jesus I lean on You right now and I follow You. I receive Your grace now. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Hebrews 12:2

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Come back and Thank Him.

June 16, 2021

“And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, returned, and with a loud voice glorified God, and fell down on his face at His feet, giving Him thanks. And he was a Samaritan. So Jesus answered and said, ‘Were there not ten cleansed? But where are the nine? Were there not any found who returned to give glory to God…’ ” Luke 17: 15-18, NKJV.

Jesus healed ten lepers, but, only one of the them came back to give the Lord glory and praise. He realized all that the Lord had done for him. What this meant for his life. I am sure he thought about how this blessing he just received was going to change everything and was very grateful.

Look around and think about everything the Lord has done for you. He has kept you. When you needed money, He brought it to you on time. He has been answering your heartfelt prayers. He’s been healing and restoring you beyond what others will ever truly know. There is a divine work of the heart that you can’t express that the Father has and is doing in your life. He’s rescued your life and has been so good, even in a pandemic and brought you through it. He’s changed everything for you. 

Like the one leper, come back and thank Him.

Challenge: I challenge you to give praise and glory to the Lord throughout today. Take the time not to ask of Him, but to give Him glory. With great gratitude, thank Him for all He has done. Give Him due praise and bless His great name.

Study: Luke 17:12-19Isaiah 43:21Hebrews 13:15

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Message from the Lord for you.

June 13, 2021

“He also brought me out into a broad place;
He delivered me because He delighted in me” Psalm 18:19, NKJV.

“However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth…” John‬ ‭16:13‬ ‭NKJV‬‬.

“What I have for you, shall come to pass. I am not behind you, but before you and I am leading you into it. You will not just survive in it. You will thrive in it. Follow Me. I am moving you from a place of rough terrain, to a smooth one. I am making things better and better in your life. I have called you to a place of rest, not complication. I have called you to a place of provision. Let Me lead you into it”, says the Spirit of the Lord.

Prayer: Father, I praise You and thank You for Your desire to lead me into a large place. Lead me Holy Spirit. I will obey You. No more rough terrain in my life. Smooth out my life. I declare I will walk in Your perfect will for my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Deuteronomy 26:16-19, Psalm 27:11, Isaiah 48:17, Romans 8:14, Hebrews 4:1-2

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He’ll Give You Hind’s Feet

June 12, 2021

“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 give them the ability to climb rough, mountainous areas with ease. They not only can tread on rocky terrain, but they can also scale mountains gracefully leaping even 12-15 ft. high, and reach the top of high places.

I have to admit, I know you are being challenged. But, hear the Lord: 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. You can go as high as you need to go. You can reach your high places. No matter the rough terrain you experience, through the Lord, you can with ease leap over it. You can walk on top of them, using them as the footing for your next ascent. The tougher it gets, the more strength He gives you. He is your unlimited Strength. You can go anywhere the Father has destined for you.

Prayer: Father, what a truth to know that You make my feet like hinds’ feet. I thank You not only for hinds’ feet but the strength and confidence that I can overcome all obstacles in my way. 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 22:34, Habakkuk 3:19, Romans 8:28

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Your end will be peace.

June 9, 2021


“Mark the blameless man, and observe the upright; For the future of that man is peace” Psalm 37:37, NKJV.

You see that man over there. Right there. Mark the perfect, or complete, man. The end of that man will be peace. Watch and see. Regardless of what he goes through or what he faces, when the dust settles, his end will be peace.

Be that man. You remain faithful and keep serving God. Keep loving others. Don’t let go of your integrity because of what you experience. You remain focused on your relationship with God and being complete in Christ. Watch and see. Your end will be a blessing. Your end will be peace.

Prayer: Father God, thank you for speaking to me by Your Spirit. Thank You that no matter what I go through, You have promised me a peaceful end. I trust You with my life. Help me maintain my integrity, and You do what only You can do. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Jeremiah 29:11

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Your Source Comes First

June 7, 2021

“O God, You are my God; early will I seek You; My soul thirsts for You; My flesh longs for You In a dry and thirsty land where is no water” Psalm 63:1, NKJV.

“You need to check your Facebook and the news, you have to send that e-mail, you have to prepare to go somewhere, your wife wants to discuss those important plans, what about the electric bill, how will you elevate the business, you must decide about your mortgage, that big client is coming next week and you have to get ready for that…”

In the morning, all of these things and more are waiting on you with pressure. They all say we come first. They all say we’re most important; however, nothing is more vital than your time with God. Your relationship with Jesus is your greatest possession in these times. The wisdom for everything else hinges on it alone. You are about to travel on a road you have never been to, and it is important to have your Guide close. You are in a dry land and He has all the water, from joy and peace to patience and power, that you need.

Either we will seek God early prior to our success, or we will seek Him after our failure. The devil wants to rush you right past your relationship with the Lord today. Yes, you need to handle other things. However, you need God more.

Confession: God is my Source for all things. Nothing is more important than seeking Him first. He is the key that unlocks every door. I will search for Him early. I will search for His wisdom early. I will search for His power early. I will seek Him first. I will inquire of Him and find out what He thinks. That’s my plan and He will handle everything else.

Study: Matthew 6:33

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He’s waiting on you.

June 6, 2021

“See, I have set the land before you; go in and possess the land which the Lord swore to your fathers—to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob—to give to them and their descendants after them.’”‭‭Deuteronomy‬ ‭1:8‬, NKJV‬.

“Only be strong and very courageous….” Joshua‬ ‭1:7, NKJV‬‬.

You may think you are waiting on God, but God is waiting on you. God has already done what He’s going to do. He cleared your path and made the way. Now, He wants to help you to take a courageous step of faith into what He has for your life.

He is opening your eyes to see that the waitis over. Obey God, my brother. His blessings are waiting on you. Destiny is waiting on you.

Prayer: Father, thank You for meeting me where I am. I’ve been waiting on You, but now You’re waiting on me. Help me take a courageous step of faith. Help me to obey You. Give me the strength to move on what You have put in my heart. I will possess what you have for me. You are mightily with me! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Joshua 1:1-9, 2 Timothy 1:7, Hebrews 11:6

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There’s Nothing Like His Presence!

June 4, 2021

“You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore” Psalm 16:11, NKJV.

In one of my favorite songs, the chorus simply says “Your presence is heaven to me”.

I’ve been in the presence of a lot of people, but no one’s presence gives a fullness of joy like the Lord. It can’t be found in the things we can acquire. It’s not found in the sports we watch. It’s not found the wife we have. His word says that in HIS presence is the fullness of joy, a complete joy!

How do you get into God’s presence? It is the same as it is naturally with a person–come to Him with no agenda. One way to come before Him is with heartfelt praise because He inhabits the praises of His people (see Psalm 22:3). He dwells in your praise. Also, anytime you come honestly and humbly in prayer before Him, the Lord will meet you there.

God is real and so is a tangible experience of Him. Wherever you are, whether you’re going through a trial, or you are weary, the presence of God will refresh your soul. Seek His Presence today.

Prayer: Father, I praise You! I come before You with no agenda. There’s nothing like being in Your presence and in it there’s fullness of joy! I desire to experience Your presence today. Fill my cup Father and refresh me. Lift everything that is heavy, and before You I am reminded of the victory I have in Christ. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Hebrews 4:16, Matthew 11:28, Romans 5:1-2

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Slow down your life in the trial.

June 3, 2021

“Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure…if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things” Philippians 4:8, KJV.

You may be in the middle of a trial or trouble, but it doesn’t mean you have to be troubled. You can take your moments and choose to be stressed, or you can take your moments and be thankful and pray.

Slow down your life. We can be in a rush to find our way out of it, and totally miss what God is doing through it. Slow down in those moments and find what is true, what is good, praiseworthy and think on those things in the midst of it.

I guarantee you will find God, even in the chaos.

Just knowing and thinking on these things you’ll find calm in the sea, and peace in your soul. That alone will cause you to open your mouth no matter what you see or hear in your moment and confidently thank Him! Because the Father is with you, there’s nothing too hard for Him and there’s nothing you won’t get through.

Prayer: Father, thank You for this moment with You and allowing me to understand what You’re doing in my life right now. I slow down and choose to pray and praise. No matter the moment, help me to slow down and think on whatsoever things are according to Your unchanging word. Help me to continually slow down and I will always find You in the chaos. Thank You already for the victory I have in Christ! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Psalm 66:8-12, Proverbs 8:35, John 16:33

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You are passing through your wilderness.

June 2, 2021

“Who fed you in the wilderness with manna, which your fathers did not know, that He might humble you and that He might test you, to do you good in the end” Deuteronomy 8:16, NKJV.

In biblical times, the wilderness was described as a barren and uninhabited place. It was actually a great place for shepherds to pasture their sheep. Most of all, the wilderness wasn’t suited for daily living, but only meant to be passed through.

If you feel like you’re in a moment of wilderness, there is a divine purpose for it, and you are passing through it. The Good Shepherd is pasturing you. Your wilderness appears to have nothing to offer on the outside, but God is doing a mighty work on the inside. There is a proving and humbling of the heart there. A dependency and trust established in God alone. A knowledge of Who God is not to someone else, but to you and that He will provide—for you. He is molding you and know that you are passing through it. In time you will see what God had to do in you, before you could walk in His destiny for your life.

You will not die in your wilderness, but live. You serve a good God, and it may feel tough, but you will make it through it to your promised land.

Prayer: Father, I praise You. Thank You that I’m not staying here, but I’m passing through this. I will trust You! I will yet praise You. In this wilderness experience, mold me. Shape me into the man You have called me to be. I’m not going back. Prove me and let Your will be done in me. Hallelujah! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Exodus 14:11-12, Psalm 23, Jeremiah 29:11, Matthew 4:1

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Let Him Fight Your Battles

June 1, 2021

“And he said, “Listen, all you of Judah and you inhabitants of Jerusalem, and you, King Jehoshaphat! Thus says the Lord to you: ‘Do not be afraid nor dismayed because of this great multitude, for the battle is not yours, but God’s” 2 Chronicles 20:15, NKJV.

Sometimes, when we face a challenge, it can appear like God is nowhere in sight. As a man, it can be tempting to take matters into your own hands and get it done. Yet, be encouraged not to take the position of God. Your position is not, and never will be, to fight the battle on your own.

Your position isn’t to fight the battle, but your to have faith in the One Who fights it for you. Your position is faith! Your position is not fear. Your position is not depression or to live without hope. Your God is always in His position to fight for you. His desire is that you be a light in the midst of it. Obey Him in the midst of it. Be an example of trust and praise in the midst of it.

If you look back over your life, even when you didn’t realize it, your God has fought many battles for you and won them all. This will be no different. Maintain your stance of faith, and let God fight your battles.

Prayer: Father, You are God, and I give You praise this morning. The battle is yours! You fight all my battles and You are fighting them now. Help me not to take Your position, but to keep my position of humility and faith. Help me to be a light to the unbeliever and an example of how to trust in You in the midst of a battle. I thank You for winning this for me. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: 2 Chronicles 20:15-201 Timothy 6:12

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He Watches Over You

May 31, 2021

“Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. But even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows” Matthew 10:29-31, ESV.

Not only one, but two sparrows were sold for a coin at the time of this writing. Yet, these small birds were watched over and each of them accounted for by the Father. There are 43 species of the sparrow, and they abide on mostly every continent on the earth. 

Don’t ever doubt for a second that God has abandoned you or will not provide. Don’t receive the lie from the wicked one that God is not watching over you. You are of more value than millions of sparrows. He cares about what you go through and He is there as you go through it.

He also knows the very number of hairs that are on your head. Whether you still have them on your head or not, God counted each of them. Again I say, don’t fear that God will not work out your life according to His divine purpose and plan. By His word, God will bring you into a place of victory and peace. Be reminded of the love that He has for you, and the extent that He’s watching over you. 

Prayer: Father, thank You for caring about my life. You care about my purpose, my job situation, my marriage, my kids and everything that concerns me. God if you care for the sparrows, you care for this man. If you know the hairs on my head, You surely care for this man. Jesus, I choose to not fear. The Father is watching over me. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Matthew 6:28-30Philippians 1:6

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May 29, 2021

“Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the LORD caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea into dry land, and the waters were divided” Exodus 14:27, NKJV.

“Thus says the Lord, who makes a way in the sea and a path through the mighty waters” Isaiah 43:16, NKJV.

Sometimes, we all need God to move in a mighty way. When you don’t see a way, He will part the waters for you. The children of Israel arrived at a point where if God didn’t move, they would be captured and probably killed by pharaoh and his army. If God didn’t move and do it, it wouldn’t get done.

But God…

He stepped in and parted the waters for them. Stay strong because He is stepping in just when you need Him to and parting the waters for you. No matter how turbulent and raging this moment in your life may be, your God is coming and will demonstrate His goodness toward you.

That’s your God. His abundant goodness will not be denied. His wonderful goodness will not be stopped. It is following you for the purpose of parting all the waters you need so that you can get to your Promised Land, so you can receive what the Father desires for your life.

Prayer: Father, I thank You this morning. You are parting the waters for me. When I can’t see how I will make it, You will part the waters for me and give me an expected end. You are my Rock and Waymaker. You are supremely good, and I give You all the praise. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Exodus 14; Isaiah 43:16-19, Psalm 23:6, John 10:10

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There’s No One like You!

May 28, 2021

“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 You in the mighty name of Jesus. I bless and honor You. Thank you Jesus for redeeming us! Father You are our mighty God and there’s none like You! You are my invincible army all in One. There is no one higher than You Lord! No one can heal, delivery and provide like You! No one can run over all my enemies like You! No one will go so far to save. You hold all things and have all power in Your hands. There is none beside You God. We ask that You stir up a strong faith in You right now. As I declare Who You are, let an abundance of joy and peace rise in me!

As we all declare Who You are, let us be reminded there’s nothing too hard for You. As we see how great You are, let us see how small our problems are. They hold no weight next to You. Help us to keep our eyes fixed on Jesus, knowing we will not lose! The devil can’t stand against us because You are for us. Pour out Your blessings in our lives 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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Time to reap where you have sown.

May 26, 2021

“Let us not grow weary or become discouraged in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap, if we do not give in” Galatians 6:9, Amplified.

You have sown seed into God’s kingdom. You have given to others, helped others and been a great blessing throughout the years. You have served, giving God your time and abilities. You’ve loved and sacrificed. When it was hard, you remained faithful to God.

Every man hasn’t been sowing what you’ve sown, and every man will not reap what you’ll reap. Every seed you put in the ground of God’s kingdom will always produce a harvest. It’s only a matter of time. It is time to reap what you’ve sown. This year there are some things you’ve been waiting for that are now springing forth.

God says it is time for Him to also reap what He has sown as well. He has done a lot of sowing in you. He has sown His word into your life and much about Who He is. He has revealed much about His plans for you and your calling. He has sown great wisdom, leadership and many experiences that seemed to not have meaning, but He says now I will show you I’m going to use them. Some things you’ve been through have hurt you, but He is taking the bad and causing you to receive something good from it.

He wants to take everything He put in you, everything He has invested into you and use it now. It is time for the man on the inside to come forth on the outside. When God reaps what is sown in us, everyone benefits from the harvest. Don’t faint my brother. You are about to reap your reward and He is making you a great blessing.

Prayer: Father thank You for speaking to me. No matter the seed, You never forget a seed sown. It’s been hard, but I’ve been faithful. It is time to reap. Help me to not faint and give in, but continue to serve You. Reap what You’ve sown in me Father. I give You all the glory and I thank You! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Psalm 126:5-6, Galatians 6:7-9


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Go After Your Dreams

May 23, 2021

“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. You will look back and have regrets. You will look back and wonder where did the time go. Don’t stay where you are. Go after your dreams.

Prayer: Father, I thank You. No one knows, but God I’m struggling with going after my dreams. Help me not to fear, but have faith. Lead me Holy Spirit on my first faith step. I can’t stay where I am. I will trust You and go after my dreams. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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

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You’ve tried it your way. Now try it God’s way.

May 22, 2021

“And He said to them, ‘Cast the net on the right side of the boat, and you will find some.’ So they cast, and now they were not able to draw it in because of the multitude of fish” John 21:6, NKJV.

All night some of the disciples had been pursuing to make a catch and nothing worked. Jesus told them to cast your net on the right side and you’ll find some. When they did what the Lord said, then they reaped abundant success.

There have been times where I just came to the end of myself. I came to an end of my doing it my way, leaning on what I think will work and the direction I think seems best, continuing to find myself not reaping in life. Only when I did what the Lord said, is when the plan and blessings of God unfolded for me.

There are great blessings in store for you. Your fulfillment is at the door. Your increase is at the door. Yet, it will only be experienced when you honestly answer that you haven’t caught anything, and come to the end of yourself, your own understanding, your own intellect, and decide to do it God’s way. Save your efforts and do it your way no more. Surrender your plans for His. Let this be the year you go to the other side, and you will find every single blessing unfold before you.

Prayer: Father, I have come to the end of myself. I’ve tried and like the disciples, I’ve caught nothing. I decide to do it Your way. I decide to live like You’ve been telling me to live. Help me to have faith in Your plan, Your ability, and I thank You for every single blessing unfolding before me. In Jesus’ name Amen.

Study: John 21:5-6, Jeremiah 32:17, Proverbs 3:5-6

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He Says Rejoice!

May 17, 2021

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

I didn’t feel like rejoicing this morning, but He told me to. He told me to take my eyes off of my feelings, and rejoice! I believe He is telling you the same.

Take your eyes off of your feelings, your challenge and obey His voice to decide to rejoice. Rejoice over Jesus and the hope we have in him. Rejoice over His goodness. Rejoice over His plans for you. Rejoice that it’s not over.

Rejoicing isn’t based on a feeling or a condition. It stands on the truth of God’s word and Who God is in your life. Sometimes, you won’t feel like rejoicing about your victory, but that doesn’t mean you don’t have it. Sometimes, you may not feel like you are more than a conqueror, but that doesn’t change that you are. Your obedience to rejoice will change how you feel and as an eagle, the Lord will lift you up, you will mount up and soar.

Some men God is even commanding to rejoice in your new day. He says no more. It’s time to get back up. We’ve been down too long and He wants us to come out of the place we’re in. He says rejoice!

Prayer: Father, I hear You this morning. Regardless of how I feel, this is the day You’ve made. I will obey Your word and rejoice. I will be glad. Help me to stand in the truth of Who You are, and Your unchanging truth. As I rejoice, take off all heaviness and give me a garment of praise. Let joy rise as I decide to rejoice in You. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Psalm 89:16, Isaiah 61:3, Romans 8:37, Philippians 4:4

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Knowing What You Want

May 16, 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Exalt the Lord above your circumstance!

May 15, 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

May 14, 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

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He is With You

May 10, 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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Thank You Mom For Being There

May 9, 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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Don’t give up on what He told you!

May 8, 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Keep Your Desire to Grow

May 6, 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Jesus is praying for you.

May 3, 2021


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

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

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

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

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

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

Study: Hebrews 7:16-28Romans 8:34

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Don’t wait to praise a great God.

April 27, 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

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What you focus on, you will capture.

April 26, 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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A Man and His Prayer Closet.

April 25, 2021

A Man and His Prayer Closet

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

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

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

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

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

Study: Matthew 6:1-13