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Keep Your Lamp Burning

April 5, 2020

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

Keeping your lamp burning is comprised of trimming the wick within it, and making sure your oil never runs out. It can be easy to allow your lamp to quit burning, but I don’t let it. It may be darkness all around you, there may be unbelief all around you but keep your lamp burning.

With honesty, recognize when you need oil. His Spirit and His anointing are symbolic of His oil, and you can come into His presence to be filled and refreshed when you are low. Trim your wick and keep what is important to God, important to you. Remain balanced and keep following Christ as first in your life. Keep praying, praising, and seeking the Lord through His word. Continue to desire His will to be done in You. You don’t want any blessings no other way than His way in your life. You are ready to serve, open to being used for His service. Your light in you is shining, ready to show someone the way.

Jesus isn’t here yet, but He’s coming–even when you don’t expect Him to. Keep your lamp burning!

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

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

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I’m Not Giving Up on You!

April 4, 2020

“For everyone born of God is victorious and overcomes the world; and this is the victory that has conquered and overcome the world—our [continuing, persistent] faith [in Jesus the Son of God]” 1 John 5:4, Amplified.

Pray this prayer with me: Father, I am not giving up on You. I am not giving up on Your word and on Your promises. I am not giving up on You making me into the man You have called me to be. I am not giving up on your plan for me. I am determined to follow You all the way. No matter what is going on in this world, nothing will move my faith in You. I will continue to trust You! I will remain joyful and encouraged! Refresh and renew my strength. You didn’t quit on me, and I am not quitting on You. I do believe. I pray for other men who are struggling and feel like quitting right now. I ask that You supernaturally meet their need and that You strengthen them to their core. Minister to the root of their need Father. I come against all fear, and I receive Your peace. I will continue to put my faith in You. I give You all the praise and glory. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen!

Study: Romans 1:17, Isaiah 43:19-21, 48:21 & 53:5, Philippians 4:19

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Be a Willing and Obedient Man

April 3, 2020

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

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

As the potter does with the clay, let God shape you from being unwilling to willing, from disobedient to an obedience in what He’s been dealing with about, or that next step He’s been asking you to take. It could be something He wants you to act on, or it could be simply putting your trust in Him. We all have our reasons, but we have to make that decision to move forward in Him. Let Him move you into being both. Be a willing and obedient man. Rest assured that as you are willing and obedient, you will experience the good, the increase, and the fruitfulness in your life that you long for, that you know belongs to you. You can do it.

Prayer: Father, I praise You! I want Your best for me. I want to be a light in these times. Help me to not be just willing or obedient–one or the other. Help me, Jesus, to be both willing and obedient with what You’ve been dealing with me about. I won’t refuse You anymore. I will be a willing and obedient man. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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

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A Concentrated Fight

April 2, 2020

“And he said to Him, ‘All these things I will give You if You will fall down and worship me.’ Then Jesus said to him, ‘Away with you, Satan! For it is written, You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only you shall serve.’ Then the devil left Him, and behold, angels came and ministered to Him” Matthew 4:9-11, NKJV.

Multiple times Jesus countered with the Word of God specific to the fight He was in. Just as a physical bout, for every lie from Satan, Jesus had a truth from God ready to overcome with it.

You may find yourself as Jesus, having to counter blows with whatever is coming against you. Like concentrating on working out certain muscle areas to strengthen them, strengthen your faith by putting into your heart and speaking specific scriptures to fight against what you are being tempted or challenged with. Meditate on what God says specifically to your battle, concentrated to that fight.

For example, if you are fighting depression, Philippians 4:13 says, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”, which can be used to help you know what you’re capable of. Yet, put into your heart a scripture that specifically ministers to you even deeper, such as Psalm 3:3 “But You, O Lord, are a shield for me, My glory and the One who lifts up my head”, 1 Peter 5:7 “Casting all your cares (anxieties) on him, because he cares for you”, and Psalm 30:5″…Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning”!

God’s word is so vast, yet so specific, and He meant it to be. He knew exactly what you would be going through and He has words of victory for everything you face. He put it all there. The more specific word you use, the more powerful your fight of faith will be.

Prayer: Father, thank You for Your word. Your word has it all! Help me to give time to it and help me walk in a concentrated fight, receiving Your word in the area I need it. Teach me, fill me, encourage me, reveal to me as soon as I read Your word specific for my fight. I thank You for already being victorious over the enemy, just like Jesus is. Hallelujah! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Matthew 4:1-11, Psalm 34:17-18, Hebrews 4:12, Romans 8:37

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God, I Value Your Word

April 1, 2020

“The law from your mouth is more precious to me than thousands of pieces of silver and gold” Psalms 119:72 NIV.

It goes without saying that we esteem things and people that we hold in high regard or value. I remember in my late teens and twenties making vision boards from clippings of mansions, expensive cars, luxury items, and scenes of board room power from Forbes and Fortune magazines. I saw those things as valuable and worth diligently pursuing. Now twenty years later, after I’ve accumulated just a few items from those vision boards, the value I initially put on those things just doesn’t invoke the same level of excitement, diligence, or value I once put on them. In short, my perspective of value changed, and with it, what I was willing to invest in pursuit of those things changed as well.

The psalmist, in various places within Psalms 119, has come to a place in their growth and development as a person and as a follower of God, where they place a higher value on the word of God than material possessions, riches or the status those things could bring. In assigning a higher value to God’s word, the psalmist created an environment that gives them daily excitement and purpose to diligently pursue God’s word in knowledge, understanding, and obedience that set them apart from others. The heart of the believer that is turned to the heart of God by and through His word will create a lifetime of excitement and intimacy with the Father as He reveals Himself in ways that others may never come to know.

Prayer: Father, Your word is more valuable than I could ever understand. Your word gives and sustains life, and preserves all Creation. I thank You for Jesus, the Word made flesh and the Holy Spirit who lives in me. Lord, teach me how to value Your word above all things and lead me into a lifetime of discovering who You are in a deeper way as I pursue Your heart. I thank You that Your word will stand forever and that I stand on a sure foundation in You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Psalms 119:24, 72, 93, 127-128, and Matthew 24:34

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Come Alive!

March 31, 2020

“And He said to me, ‘Son of man, can these bones live?’ So I answered, ‘O Lord God, You know.’ Again He said to me, “Prophesy to these bones, and say to them, ‘O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord! Thus says the Lord God to these bones: ‘Surely I will cause breath to enter into you, and you shall live’…Then you shall know that I am the Lord’ ” Ezekiel 37:4-6, NKJV.

The Lord told the prophet to seek to the dry bones and tell them to come alive. I believe the Lord wants us to do the same.

There are dry bones and dry places in the world that you can begin to speak and prophesy to. With the power of your faith in Christ and in His authority, declare healing, declare provision, declare strength. Speak to what is dry in your own life that it’s time to come alive! Command life and light come to those in need of it. Act on your faith and you will see the Lord do great things! God will perform His word and make dry bones come alive!

Prayer: Father, I believe Your word. Yes, You are still the Healer. You are still the God Who is more than enough. I speak to dry bones to come alive! Let Your Spirit move all over the earth Father. People that don’t know You, I prophesy they will see You do great things. I prophesy their eyes are being opened to Christ. I prophesy no more dryness in my own life. I’m alive in You. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Stud: Ezekiel 37:1-14

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Your Praying Are Needed

March 30, 2020

“…the effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much” James 5:16, NKJV.

“He sent His word and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions” Psalm 107:20, NKJV.

Have you been waking up in the middle of the night and you don’t know why? Are you up not knowing exactly what it is, but something is on your heart that you just can’t explain? It’s the Lord.

Your prayers are needed.

There are people fighting for their lives that you may not ever know. There are those exhausted that need strength. There are those that feel like giving up and your prayers are what God will use to help them not to. There are people literally gasping for air that need to breathe, that need to be healed. Your prayers are heard and received by God. Angels excel in strength and move at the mention of God’s word (Psalm 103:20). When you pray, something happens.

You may not see yourself on the frontline, but you are. You may not see how your prayers will move mountains, but they do. Many are in the balance for Christ. Be a soldier right now and obey the Lord. Your prayers are needed.

Prayer: Wow, I didn’t see it like that Father. You’ve been waking me up so I can pray. People are in tremendous need right now. May the love of Christ strengthen me to get out my bed and fight against the wicked one, the virus and any other unseen challenge that has come against others and the Body of Christ with the power of prayer. I will obey and see You move in a miraculous way! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: 2 Chronicles 7:14, Isaiah 53:5, Luke 11:9-10 , Acts 10:38 & 16:24-26

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We declare living water for you

March 29, 2020

“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 begins to flow throughout your life today. We declare that living water begins to flow out of you that you can’t even understand. 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. 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 are in the valley, you will experience the waters of God that flow and bring you new life and begin to refresh 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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Pause…

March 28, 2020

“Thus says the Lord of hosts: Consider your ways. Go up to the hills and bring wood and build the house, that I may take pleasure in it and that I may be glorified, says the Lord” Haggai 1:7-8, ESV.

It’s interesting how we find out how much we loved something when it is taken away. It’s also a good thing when you can pause and really see just how much something had a hold on you in your life more than God. Amid what is happening in the world, we have had no choice but to pause and notice where our hearts really are.

In this moment, pause and consider where your heart is. Have you been loving anyone or anything more than your Maker. Has the things of the world brought you more delight than Jesus Christ. Has your time been consumed in pleasures more than your purpose and calling.

While you were living your daily life, you may have been too busy to see where your affection is, but God has paused you so you can see now. He needs you to run after the pause.

Prayer: Father, all I can say is wow. Thank You for speaking to me. You know every part of me. I appreciate the pause to help me consider my ways. I appreciate the pause to help me see myself. Forgive me if I have put anything before You. I thank You for Your great mercy and grace. My whole heart and life is Yours. I will do Your will. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Haggai 1:5-8, Matthew 22:37-39, 1 John 2:15

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Stay Connected

March 26, 2020

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

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

We may be grown men, but we have a similar dependency as a new baby does. We have to 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 our own. You will find more and more these are not times to pursue to be strong in yourself because your strength, your love, 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 praise Him. Abide in His word in the morning, now keep your mind on what He promised you. These are the 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 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. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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

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Your Mighty Refuge

March 25, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The answer is in the leading.

March 23, 2020

“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 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’s speaking to you, He will steer you into the Father’s will for you.

After you pray, seek for the leading. Sometimes, you may not understand why He 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 Comforter and Helper, and His leading will take you to the blessing every time.

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

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A Message from the Lord for you!

March 22, 2020

“He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty…He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you shall take refuge” Psalm 91:1 & 4, NKJV.

“I am surrounding you as a shield, and you are covered. I will keep you covered from the wicked one. He is no match for Me. When the enemy comes in like a flood, I always lift up a standard against him that he cannot overcome. Watch Me take care of My people. Watch me move what appears impossible. Watch Me deliver them with My mighty arm. I am the God that is more than enough for you. I will keep My word. I will deliver you. I will answer you. I will hide you under the shadow of My wings. I am your covering at all times. Even when it doesn’t feel like it, I’m covering you. I will see you through. Take your rest in Me. Take hold of Me and My Word, and don’t let go. For I am the LORD,” says the Lord.

Study: Psalm 91 & 81:10, Isaiah 59:19, Deuteronomy 9:29

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He Will Provide Again

March 21, 2020

“And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus” Philippians 4:19, NKJV.

“I’ve seen You move
You move mountains,
And I believe I’ll see you do it again
You made a way out of no way,
And I believe I’ll see you do it again”
-Elevation Worship, Do It Again

In my life, there were times I didn’t know how God would provide, but He did–again and again. Don’t worry, even in these times your God, your Heavenly Father, will provide. He is faithful to His covenant and faithful to His word. He will meet your every need, and He has multiple ways to get it to you. Look for Him to move the mountain! Look for Him to make a way out of no way. Look for Him to open a door again. Never will you see the righteous forsaken, nor His children begging for bread (see Psalm 37:25).

No matter what, let this keep you walking in joy and praising Him for what He always does. He will provide!

Prayer: Father God, You are my Provider and I praise You! I choose to put my trust in You and cast my cares on You. You are a good God and You will never leave or forsake me! You are right here with me, and I believe You will provide again! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Matthew 6:25-30, 1 Peter 5:7

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Make His perspective–your perspective.

March 19, 2020

“This is my comfort in my affliction, that Your word has revived me and given me life” Psalms 119:50, Amplified.

The major key to developing the right perspective on life’s challenges is a constant view of God’s word. This is His written word, as well as what He has spoken to you, to help you see what you experience a His way. It is your constant view of your end and expectation. It may feel as if your trial is going to kill you; however, the truth is you will live and not die to declare the works of the Lord. You may not see how it is going to come to pass, but your perspective keeps you moving and you believe in something—you believe in what He says. Know what God says about you, and it will right now revive you.

You don’t have to become another man, one full of fear, anger and frustration in the face of adversity. Make His perspective your perspective. Let His word bring joy to you. It will fill your tank, build you and quicken you. It will help keep you handling your affairs with character. His word empowers you to go through whatever you are going through, not giving a temporary circumstance your permanent attention.

Prayer: Father God, I receive Your life-giving words and I thank You for the power it has to quicken me. All things are working for my good! My challenge could very well be my blessing in disguise. Strengthen me Lord by Your joy, and help me to see my life from Your point of view. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Psalms 119:89, Nehemiah 8:10, John 6:63, Romans 8:28

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God didn’t give you a spirit of fear.

March 17, 2020

“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind” 2 Timothy 1:7, NKJV.

God didn’t give you a spirit of fear. He didn’t give you the worry, the doubt, the unbelief, and the torment that comes from that spirit. The key is recognizing it when it comes, and identify it operating in your life.

You can be living according to fear and not even realize it. Fear can be disguised and subtle. When a decision needs to be made, when something happens, when you question who you are and your self-esteem, what people think about you, when you consider a challenge and the possibilities ahead of you, your response is one of stress, doubt, a worried mind, and pessimism, rather than one of love and faith. Call out that spirit. That is fear, not love, and God didn’t give it to you!

God has given you a spirit of power, love and a sound mind. No matter what you encounter, you can walk in love, confidence and according to the freedom Jesus has given you. You have been given everything you need to respond like God and accomplish His will for your life.

Prayer: Father, thank You for Your Word. Help me to recognize when fear is trying to operate in my life. With every thought and concern, I will call fear out. I have been given a spirit of love, power and a sound mind. Through Christ, I will walk in the power of Your love and by the faith I put in You. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: 1 John 4:18

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My peace I give to you.

March 16, 2020

“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, AMP

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, 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 in the midst of 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.

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

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If It Weren’t For His Grace

March 15, 2020

“But by the [remarkable] grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me was not without effect. In fact, I worked harder than all of the apostles, though it was not I, but the grace of God [His unmerited favor and blessing which was] with me” 1 Corinthians 15:10, Amplified.

I remember when I had oral surgery to remove my wisdom teeth, and it went very well. It went so well, I wasn’t feeling any pain. It went so well, I said to myself these first few days have been easy, and it seemed I had an uncommon, speedy recovery process. But on the third day, I messed up and didn’t take my medication on time. I began to feel some real pain and discomfort, and I realized at that very moment what had happened to me. It wasn’t that there wasn’t any pain present from the surgery, but it was the medication keeping me away from it all.

This is how God’s grace is in your life. Things are going so well in your life, the favor that abounds toward you, doors that seem to open, the strength and gifts you walk in, what you made it through, and things that always seem to work out on your behalf. It’s not you. It’s His remarkable grace. All through the years, it’s been His grace. It is God’s divine hand of unmerited (unearned) favor and blessing on your life. Moment by moment, because of Jesus, His grace is upon you.

Be reminded to never take it for granted, but be as Paul and use God’s grace to work more than them all. You are who you are because of His grace!

Prayer: Father, I give You praise. If it weren’t for Your grace…I can’t even imagine where I would be. Thank You for all the unmerited favor and blessings You richly provide this man each day. You keep me, and you protect me. When I don’t even realize it, Your grace is abounding toward me. Help me to never take Your grace for granted and bring You great glory with it. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: 2 Timothy 2:1, Romans 5:20 & 6:1

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You have one life, so live it well. Live it wise.

March 14, 2020

“The words of a man’s mouth are deep waters; the wellspring of wisdom is a flowing brook” Proverbs 18:4, NKJV.

From fearing the Lord and managing your money, to being lazy and certain women to stay away from, the book of Proverbs has it all. It is mostly wisdom poured out from Solomon–the wisest man, aside from Jesus, to ever walk the earth. Throughout his life, God gave him a wealth of wisdom, good judgment, and understanding, and he shared it with others around him.

When God places people in your life that flow with wisdom, it’s best to get under that spout. Sometimes, my stepfather would almost put me to sleep with everything he was sharing, but I stayed under that wellspring of wisdom, and I’m glad I did. I’m a better man because of it.

I know some men of God that can pour out all kinds of spiritual and natural wisdom. They provide great answers to the questions you have about life because they’ve bought and sold that t-shirt–they’ve been there. They’ve been where you’re going, and you may not understand, but blindly do it anyway, trusting the wisdom of God. Receive all the Father uses them to give you early in life so that He can bless you in your latter.

Many hard times we experience can be avoided if we would not assume we know it all, but humble ourselves as a man, and listen to someone’s counsel. Simply asking and then sitting under a steady flow of sound godly wisdom will tremendously bless your life. You’ll get to where God wants you to be a lot smoother and a lot faster. Remember, you only have one life, so live it well. Live it wise.

Prayer: Father, thank You for the wellspring of wisdom–Your word. Thank You also for putting people with a wellspring of wisdom in my life. I don’t know everything, therefore, help me to walk in humility of heart. Let me seek godly counsel on this road of life, and may it tremendously bless my family and me. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Proverbs 3:5-6, 11:14, Ecclesiastes 12:1 & 13-14

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He will bring your dream to pass.

March 13, 2020

“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, his own family. He went through something, just like you and I. He had to decide to have faith and trust God, just like you and I.

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 devil is trying to stop.

So be encouraged. 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 mighty blessing. You’ll see. Keep that dream from an awesome God. He will surely bring it to pass.

Confession: I am not giving up on my dream! God has fashioned me to do great things for His glory. Everything will work for me, and like Joseph, if I don’t give up I will arrive at my dream. I will keep my eyes on an awesome God and keep the joy of it before me.

Study: Genesis 50:20, Numbers 23:19

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Man to man, it’s going to cost you.

March 12, 2020

“Then he said to the crowd, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must give up your own way, take up your cross daily, and follow me. If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake, you will save it” Luke 9:23-24, NLT.

Man to man, it is going to cost you everything to follow Jesus. He will say stand for Me. Love those that purposely hurt you. Forgive when you don’t feel like it. He will lead you to humble yourself, be patient and kind to others.

It will cost you when this company wants you to work for them, but God tells you go work for another. It will cost you when you clearly see doing this vocation pays so much better, but God says do what i called you to do where it appears to be no money in it at all. She may be beautiful, but God says look at the heart and not the outward appearance only–not her. There is no telling where Jesus will tell you to follow him to.

You may give up everything, but like Jesus, that’s not your end. Yes Jesus died, but He rose. Jesus died, but He lives and reigns. You will live and reign also. You may give up what you like, but you will end up with what you love. You may give up your own way, but you’ll find God’s way to be much better, for Jesus says His yoke is easy and His burden is light (Matthew 11:30). You may let her go, but He blesses you with a godly woman fit for you—beautiful inside and outside.The reward is what the devil doesn’t want you to consider. Consider the cost and always pursue to remember the reward that will come from it.

Prayer: Father, I praise You. You are a good God! Thank you for challenging me to follow you Jesus no matter the cost. I don’t want it just to sound good, but I actually walk in it. May I always consider the reward and keep it before me. No matter what I give up, You will always cause me to receive an abundance of life from my sacrifice. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Hebrews 12:2

Devotionals

Come Boldly

March 11, 2020

“Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need” Hebrews 4:16, NKJV.

We have been made a new man in Christ, old things are passed away. Behold. Understand. Comprehend and receive the truth, no matter who you use to be, that all things are become new.

Sometimes we pray with our eyes on our situation, but not God. We pray with eyes on our mistakes or weakness, rather than on Jesus. We pray in hiding, instead of praying with openness to God, Who actually knows already where we are. Come before Him in light of the new man instead of the old one. Don’t go before your Father in fear, come before Him in faith. He even invites you to come boldly, not condemned or ashamed, to Your Father Who’s mercies are new each morning.

Come just as if you are His son because you are. Come boldly, qualified, worthy and with your head up. You have Jesus now. You have power now. You’ve been forgiven now.

Prayer: Thank You Lord for this insight to help me change how I come to You. I come to You boldly Father. Through Jesus, I ask for whatever I need. I give to You all of my fears and concerns, and I receive Your peace. I receive the righteousness that I have in Christ. I receive the victory that I have in Christ. Help me to always come to You not ashamed, but boldly. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: 2 Corinthians 5:17, Proverbs 28:1, Romans 5:17, 1 Corinthians 1:30

Devotionals

You are changing, you are rising!

March 10, 2020

“And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God” Romans 12:2, NKJV.

The word “transformed” here in the Greek means to literally transform, like a metamorphosis. It’s like a caterpillar changing into a butterfly. It’s like changing a 1957 Buick into a 2020 Bugatti. You’re one way, but then you get God’s mind on living and He completely changes you into another.

You are rising because God is renewing your mind with His Word. He’s taking away Buick thinking, and working in you Bugatti thinking. You don’t have to conform to this world and you are not the same man anymore. You can be who God has called you to be and you can do what God says you can do.

He’s showing you Who lives in you. He’s teaching you what it means to be a good man. God doesn’t transform us from the outside in. He changes our foundation, the inside, and then we rise! With Christ and God’s Word as your foundation, the man in you is rising. Keep changing through His Word and you will see more of God’s good, acceptable, and perfect will for you.

Prayer: Thank You Father! I praise You. I’m growing and I’m changing. That’s a good thing! I’m doing it Your way. Help me keep Your Word as priority in my life. When I give time and think on Your Word, cause me to rise above every circumstance. Keep changing me and I declare I’m not staying where I am. I’m going higher and higher! In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen!

Study: Romans 12:1-2, Psalm 1, Proverbs 23:7

Devotionals

It’s okay if you’re not struggling.

March 9, 2020

“Let them shout for joy and be glad, who favor my righteous cause; and let them say continually, ‘Let the Lord be magnified, Who has pleasure in the prosperity of His servant’ ” Psalm 35:27, NKJV.

Sometimes, there is a misconception that as a believer you should always be going through a hard time. If everything is going well, then something is wrong. We’ve all been there. I’ve had to deal with handling not the times that I’ve struggled in my walk and in my life. I can do that well. I know how to suffer well, but I have to and I’m learning how to reign well. Because the truth is everybody isn’t struggling.

If you’re not struggling, or going through tough times, it’s okay. When what you’ve prayed for arrives in your life, praise God for it, enjoy it and it’s okay to do so. He brought you a long way. As you sit in your Promised Land, it’s a blessing to have gone through your wilderness, and now God says enjoy your prosperity–enjoy your peace.

This is the Father’s expected end for every son and He takes pleasure in the prosperity of His servant. Be abundantly grateful and allow God to use you, to your life to be a testimony to let someone else know that’s in a tough situation that God will bring them out also.

Prayer: Father, thank You for encouraging me to enjoy where You’ve brought me. I’m a believer and I’m blessed, and it’s okay. Now, use me to strengthen my brothers. Use me, in any way I can, to help someone else through their struggle. Make me a blessing today. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Jeremiah 29:11, Luke 6:38, 22:32, 3 John 1:2

Devotionals

There Are No Limits

March 8, 2020

“But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible” Matthew 19:26, KJV.

There are no boundaries, no borders, and no limits to what God can do in your life. Just when the people Israel thought it was over and were stuck between a Red Sea and an Egyptian army, God split the Red Sea and caused them to walk through it. Just when the widow thought her and her son wasn’t going to make it another day and had accepted the fact that they were going to starve and die, God sent the Prophet Elijah to bring increase into her home. When Peter felt it was over for him because He had denied Jesus, Jesus loved him through his mistake and restored him, encouraged him, gave him a charge, and later we find with his first sermon on the Day of Pentecost, 3,000 men were saved and his very shadow caused men to be healed.

When it appears there is no hope for you, God is going to come in and turn your situation completely around. God can make a river in your desert, a stream to flow through your dry places, repair what’s missing in your life, bring dead situations to life again, and do the impossible for you! Don’t you put Him in a box, thinking there is only one way, and only one solution. He is the God Who His no limits!

Take the limits off of Him and trust Him to do what He said today!

Prayer: Father, all things are possible with You. Nothing is impossible for You to work out, no problem is too big for You to fix, no heart is too hard for You to soften, no life is too far gone for You to resurrect. By faith, I will not limit You. Do what You said You will do in my life! I take the limitations off of you now, and I put my trust in Your ability to make a way out of no way for me. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

Study: Exodus 14, 1 Kings 17:7-16, John 21:15-17, Acts 2:41, Acts 5:15

Devotionals

Keep Walking by Faith!

March 7, 2020

“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

“…as it is written, ‘The just shall live by faith.’” Romans 1:17, NKJV.

God did not give you the spirit of fear. He 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, receive what His will is for you to receive.

Jesus proved 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. The Holy Spirit is well able to bear you up and get you past whatever you’re facing as you go higher. Do not receive the spirit of fear as your own. Receive His unchanging word instead.

Don’t fear, keep walking by faith and keep 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. I receive no spirit of fear, and nothing will stop me from moving forward by faith in You!

Study: Numbers 23:19, Hebrews 6:12, 11:1 & 8-10

Devotionals

He is Papa now.

March 6, 2020

“And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying out, “Abba, Father!” Galatians 4:6, NKJV.

Jesus called God “Father” more than anyone else in the Bible when he walked the earth. He would tell us to do the same when we pray. Then, He went even deeper by referring to Him as “Abba” (Mark 14:36). Abba expresses a more intimate, closer, and affectionate description of the Father. It is similar to when we say “papa” or “dad.”

When He gave His life for us, anyone that receives Him now receives the Spirit of Adoption, and we can now know God just as He does. Jesus wants you to know the Father as He does. He is not just God. He is not just Father.

He is Papa. He is Dad.

When I call God Papa, that alone causes me to work beyond any unworthiness, feeling unqualified, and all others. Calling Him Papa alone helps me deal with the hurt and disappointments of my own natural father, who wasn’t there. It may seem far from you being able to be so close to the Father, yet that is what God has intended through Christ. Jesus removed the gap of sin for you and restored you to sonship.

God wants you to relate to Him in a deeper way. He wants you to treat Him closer. He doesn’t just want to be God. He doesn’t just want to be Creator, the Alpha and the Omega, the Almighty to you. When you need Him the most, He wants to be Abba. When you are trying your best to be a great man, or when you’ve messed up, He wants to be Abba. He wants to be Abba — denoting closeness, transparency, love, and mercy. The One you can lean on, turn to, and confide in. The One Who tells you who you are. The One who’s always proud of you. He is Papa now.

Prayer: Papa, I am no longer in bondage, and I don’t have to be afraid. You are not only God. You are Father, You are Papa. There is nothing in the way. I am Your beloved son. I have received Your Spirit of Adoption, and I can call You Papa. Help me to move beyond anything that my natural father did or didn’t do. Help me begin to walk with You in this way. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Galatians 4:7

Devotionals

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

March 5, 2020

“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 undeserving, 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 yet 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. His love makes us want to do what’s right.

Prayer: Father God, I thank you for your everlasting love that you show towards me every day. 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 2:4, 1 John 4:19

Devotionals

Keep Your Desire to Grow

March 4, 2020

“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.

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. Keep your desire to grow in Christ through the word. 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 crave and 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

Devotionals

Sow Good Seed

March 2, 2020

“…It is more blessed to give than to receive.” Acts 20:35, NKJV.

Today, I pray you say no to fear of sharing Jesus. I pray you help someone and buy their groceries. I pray you help your child with their homework. Give an ear to someone that needs you to listen. I pray you yield to the Holy Spirit’s leading today. Make your wife laugh today. I pray you celebrate someone else’s promotion.

Sow and buy that extra coffee for your co-worker. I pray you obey God when He says fast. Encourage someone. Give that homeless person some money out of your car window. I pray you love and do good to your enemies. I pray you show mercy to at least person that deserves it. Call a friend that you haven’t heard from in a while and to check on them. Live mightily for God. I pray you let your light shine and glorify the Father.

I pray you sow good seed today!

Prayer: Father God, I thank You for blessing me to be a blessing to someone today. I am available to be used by You in whatever way You desire to make someone’s day. Let my good works cause people to see Your light and glorify You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Matthew 10:8; Ephesians 5:1-2; Romans 12:21

Devotionals

Time.

February 29, 2020

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

What are you doing with your God-given time? Are you making the most of it? Are you giving it to the things that are giving back to you?

A very spiritually-wise person in my life told me that 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 on video games and sports. Facebook is fine, but it shouldn’t have all of you. Pursue to have something to show for how you’ve spent your precious commodity of time, which you cannot buy more of.

It is deemed as precious because once it’s gone, it’s gone. You will never see this weekend, your next hour or your next minute again. Make it your mission, to be about your mission for Jesus Christ, to know God’s will is for your life right now, and sow your time into it. Make it your mission to love who you have, while you have them. They won’t always be here.

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

Prayer: Father, thank You for giving me this wisdom nugget about my time. Help me to use it wisely and 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. May the focus of Christ rise up big in me to impact others for you. When the day is done, I will praise You for how You helped me spend my time. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Ecclesiastes 3:1-8, Ephesians 5:14, Colossians 3:2

Devotionals

A Message from the LORD for You

February 28, 2020

“Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass” Psalm 37:4-5, NKJV.

“I am going to bless you, and you know it. It is time to completely trust Me that I surely will. What you know must translate into the actions of trusting Me. You must trust Me and do what My will is as You wait on Me. Let me steer you. Let me guide you. Let Me cause you to reign in your finances, reign on your job, reign in your home, and family. You know I am going to do it, so choose to act like it is so. Have faith like it is so–right now. Let your trust in Me confuse the enemy. Let the knowledge of the truth of My word fill your heart with great joy. I’m going to do what I said I will do, but you must trust Me. Waiting doesn’t mean no. Waiting means I am preparing My best for you. Don’t you want My best, or do you want your own? Wait upon Me. Be still and know that I am God. Follow my Spirit and His wisdom that He gives, as a step-by-step plan is given when you pray to Me. Keep your eyes on Me and My will. Stay focused on My calling for you. Revolve your decisions around it. I WILL bless You! says the LORD.”

Study: Psalm 37:3-7; Isaiah 26:4; Jeremiah 29:11-13; Matthew 6:33; Matthew 28:19

Devotionals

Sow Into The Spirit

February 27, 2020

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

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

To reap the life that comes from the Spirit, what the Holy Spirit has, Who the Holy Spirit is, what He offers, what He reveals, how He empowers, we have to sow into the Spirit. If you give Him your cup, He will fill it. If you sit before 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

Devotionals

A Hunger to Finish

February 26, 2020

“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, that he deemed it 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 job to do. You are on an assignment by God. It should drive you and fulfill you more than spending your time doing anything else. As God causes you to see the reward, the great joy, the blessings and being a blessing in front of you, you’ll get excited. Nothing satisfies like accomplishing His will.

Prayer: Father, thank You for choosing me and giving me purpose. I am honored and humbled You have called me to a work. Reveal it even more to me. I ask for a greater hunger to not only start, but finish. Help me be centered and focused on finishing. Like Jesus, my meat is to do my Father’s will and to finish this good work in my hands. I thank God for the grace, the wisdom, and the counsel to do it. I receive the strength, joy and courage to finish. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Study: Hebrews 12:1-2

Devotionals

Don’t Miss Your Blessing

February 25, 2020

“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 5:9-11, NKJV.

Naaman wanted to be healed a certain way, and almost missed his blessing. Have you ever said God I was looking for You to bless me that way, not this way? I was looking for a woman like that to marry, not like this one. I thought You would increase me financially this way, not the way You’ve set before me. You were expecting a different gift and calling. The whole time you are asking the Father why, you could be missing His move in your life. You could be missing your blessing.

You may be looking for God in the earthquake, but He’s in the still small voice. You may be expecting Him in the supernatural, but He’s answering you right now in a simple way. Your blessing my not look like you thought it would, but if you look at it through God’s eyes, you will see it’s the blessing you’ve been praying for. Your talent may not be the same as someone else’s but it’s God’s talent for you, and it will produce the same results you desire, even more.

Pray and ask for the clarity you need. Don’t miss your blessing. You have what you need to live right now.

Prayer: Father, thank You. You just may have already blessed me and I’m overlooking it because I’m expecting You to do it another way. Help me to receive what You have blessed me with. Help me to see my gifts as You see them. I thank You for the clarity I need, and I will not miss my blessing. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: 2 Kings 5:9-14, 1 Kings 19:11-12

Devotionals

Trust the Wisdom of God

February 24, 2020

“But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy” James 3:17, NKJV.

“For whoever finds me finds life, and obtains favor from the Lord” Proverbs 8:35, NKJV.

When you are searching for the will of God, the Father gives us some powerful descriptions of His wisdom to help us identify it, including that it will first be pure. It will be morally and spiritually undefiled. It will be perfect. If you are doing it being driven by pleasing people or for perception in front of them, you can know the decision is not from God because it is not pure. If you are doing it because you seek the applause of men, if you are marrying or dating her just because of her body, it’s not gentle or pure. With all of your decisions, from what you do with your money, to what church you are planted in, let them be pure before the Lord.

If we look at every decision through the lens of God’s word, it will filter out any wrong intents and motives. As men, we want to have certain things, appear a certain way, and show that we’ve arrived. That’s what the devil wants you to do. However, that won’t deliver peace, nor what you really desire in the end. Don’t do it to please people, do it to please God. You want God’s will and favor in your life.

Prayer: Father, thank You for speaking to me. I believe this truth is going to help me make wise decisions, even in the heat of the moment. May all my decision be pure. Help me to seek Your word to help me check my intents and motives. I will not do what I do for man, but for You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: James 1:5 & 3:14-17, Psalm 15 & 84:11, Hebrews 4:12

Devotionals

Live Your Original Life!

February 23, 2020

“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.

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. The devil fights you so hard because you have been created so well in the image and likeness of God.

Reject all fear and move forward in who God made you to be. You have work to do. 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. Help me to move forward. Show me what You created me to do, and I will live my original life. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.

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

Devotionals

Don’t Let Go of His Promises

February 22, 2020

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

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

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

Every promise from God is yes and amen (2 Corinthians 1:20), and don’t allow anyone or anything to convince you otherwise. Keep your eyes on Jesus, the Author, and Finisher of your faith. Jesus didn’t let go. 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. According to Your word, You will heal. You will provide. You will help me do this. Jesus, I lean on You right now for grace, and I follow You. Every promise I will receive. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Hebrews 12:2

Devotionals

Just Do It

February 21, 2020

“And David said to his son Solomon, Be strong and of good courage, and do it; do not fear nor be dismayed, for the Lord God—my God—will be with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you, until you have finished all the work for the service of the house of the Lord” 1 Chronicles 28:20, NKJV.

I remembered years ago, my wife and I went sky-diving for her birthday. It was an unforgettable experience. We went up 20,000 feet in the air and jumped out of this little airplane. As I walked up to and stood at the plane’s door right before the jump, I felt fear grip me; I could turn around and sit right back down in my seat, but I had literally come so far. I also had an instructor with me tandem jumping, so I wasn’t alone. I looked out at the wonder of God, and in a split second, I spread my arms wide and began to fly.

You may feel afraid but do it anyway.

Sometimes, you just have to do it. Forget the feelings, the second-guessing, the what if’s, and just do what God told you to do. You were made to fly with faith. You were made to live this God-given life with no regrets.

You are not alone. The best Instructor—the Holy Spirit—is taking the leap with you. The grace of God is with you. Only be strong and do it.

Prayer: Father, I give You all glory, praise, and honor today. I thank You for bringing me this far! I will let go and just do it. I feel afraid, but I will not allow fear to hold back my life. You are my Help Holy Spirit. I trust You, Lord, that You are with me and for me. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: 1 Chronicles 28:9-10, 2 Timothy 2:1

Devotionals

Lift everything up to the Father!

February 20, 2020

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

Everything you want to be done. Everything you want to see. All that you perceive is waiting for you. All that God wants to accomplish in you and through you. All of the growth you want to see in your life, lift it up before God.

Give it to Him. All of His perfect will. All of the advancing of His kingdom He wants you to do. All of your desires, all of your dreams, all of the changes you want to see happen. Your family, your friends, your son in jail, your daughter that’s living contrary to God, with lifted hands, lift it all up to the Lord! Let Him have His way. Put it in His hands for Him to do it, not your own. Let God do what only He can do! Surrender more and let Him have control, doing what He knows is best for your life.

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

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

Devotionals

Jesus remains the same

February 19, 2020

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

“For I am the LORD, I change not…” Malachi 3:6

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

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

No matter what you experience, his desire is that you remain the same. Let Like a thermostat, your faith, your joy and your peace are set at the right temperature. You have been sitted with Christ in heavenly places, therefore, his victory is your victory. His triumph is your triumph. Feelings will come and go, but what you have in Christ won’t ever change. Your God will never change.

Prayer: Father, I give You all the praise today. What a great day! Jesus you won’t change on me. You save and deliver. You heal and set free. You are the same, and since you have the victory, I have it also. Allow the revelation that you remain the same impact every area of my life today and give me a full joy. Let praise erupt in this man! I will not be moved because you are the same. Hallelujah! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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

Devotionals

It Will Work Out

February 18, 2020

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

It can be easy for me to tell you, don’t worry and that it will be alright, but I’m not there. I’m not it. Yet, I can tell you that I’ve been there. I’ve been in it. I have found that while I was worrying, it didn’t add anything to me. It didn’t benefit me. I wasted all that energy and time. While I was worrying, God was moving, and He worked it out–His way.

We are all tempted to worry, but your response to the worry is what will make the difference in your day–in your life. You can choose joy or anxiety. You can choose to worry about it, or choose in the midst of it all to trust Him. You can decide to listen to the enemy, or you can lean in and hear the whisper of God that it will always work out.

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

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

Devotionals

Lead Your Family

February 17, 2020

“By faith [with confidence in God and His word] Noah, being warned by God about events not yet seen, in reverence prepared an ark for the salvation of his family. By this [act of obedience] he condemned the world and became an heir of the righteousness which comes by faith” Hebrews 11:7, Amplified.

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

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

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

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

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

Devotionals

You Have Authority!

February 16, 2020

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.

An evil spirit will be bold, bombard your mind, try to control and rule over you. It’s time to be free of anything that is binding you. Step into 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 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. In Jesus’ name, hallelujah! Amen!

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

Devotionals

Find Your Burden, Find Your Destiny

February 15, 2020

“And when Jesus went out He saw a great multitude; and He was moved with compassion for them, and healed their sick” Matthew 14:14, NKJV.

A burden is to simply have a charge or duty to meet a need. Show me someone that has done something great for God, and I’ll show you the burden the fueled it. I’ll show you their passion. I’ll show you the burden that moved them to give up mediocrity for greatness.

Yet, God’s burden—a burden on your heart from Him—doesn’t make you heavy. It makes you light. You can run and not get weary. You can walk and not faint with God’s burden because He will give you the grace to do it. When you find your burden, you’ll find your purpose. You’ll find great joy, and you’ll find God’s anointing and favor. It drove Jesus to give His life for us, and your burden, your passion, will drive you to give your life too.

Find your burden, and you’ll find your destiny.

Prayer: Father, I ask that You show me what I have a godly burden for. Show me my passion where I can’t help but do it. I can’t help but leave everything to achieve it. Show it to me. Give me a heart like Yours toward people, and I will do what You’ve called me to do. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen!

Study: Mark 6:34, Romans 5:6-8 & 9:1-3, Hebrews 12:2

Devotionals

He Loves Us

February 14, 2020

“But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us” Romans 5:8, NKJV.

“…but faith working through love” Galatians 5:6, NKJV.

When I received Jesus into my life, the first thing God revealed to me was simply His love for me. He didn’t show me anything deep. It was not anything profound, and He began to show me why.

The foundation of anything you do for God will be based on knowing that He loves you. His love is your foundation for anything you will overcome and anything you stand in faith to believe God for. It’s knowing that He loves you is what will get you through your trial. It’s knowing that He loves you will get you through that struggle. It’s knowing that He loves you will keep you trusting in His wisdom and His word.

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. He is going to meet your deep need. He is going to answer you and overwhelm you with what is good. He has all power in His hands, and He is using it, even now, on your behalf. Not based on you doing everything right, but because He loves you.

Right where you are, allow His love to be the first thing you consider, and it will change your life.

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. Take me higher in my faith through a growing knowledge of Your love. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: John 3:16, Romans 8:32-39

Devotionals

Let Someone Pray For You

February 13, 2020

“Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.” James 5:16, KJV

“But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.” James 4:6, KJV

One of the greatest acts of humility for a man is when you can open up to someone and ask them can they pray for you. You open up and say this where I am. I don’t feel as strong right now as I appear to be. I am not going to cover it up. I am not disguising it. I have decided to admit that I have an area in my life that has been stagnant for a long time. To be honest, everything isn’t going well and I could use some prayer.

Two are better than one (see Ecclesiastes 4:9). An amazing God has surrounded you with some amazing people in your life. They have been placed in your life for a godly reason. There’s nothing you’re experiencing that another man hasn’t gone through, and can help you through it. Don’t allow shame to keep you from being transparent. Once you confess your faults, that’s when real healing begins. The more humble you are, the more grace you will receive. If you would gladly pray for others, open up and allow someone to gladly pray for you.

Prayer: Father, thank You for Your word. Thank You for placing others in my life that You can use to pray for me. Help me to not be prideful or ashamed, but to rather open up to someone and allow them to gladly pray with and for me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Psalm 145:18, Proverbs 27:17, Colossians 1:9-12

Devotionals

Be a Reflection of Him

February 12, 2020

“But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does” James 1:25, NKJV.

A reflection is a production of an image by or as if by a mirror. The image of God, the reality of Him, the goodness and glory of all that He is, is produced by the mirror of His Word. When we agree with His Word and apply it, there is a reflection of God and His goodness seen in the earth, as if light were to shine and break forth in a dark place.

You have been made as light in the world, chosen to agree with His word and reflect Him. Jesus is our Light, and He is our Way. When you make Jesus the Way you respond, handle matters, lead your family, treat your wife, forgive others, and serve God, the result will be a reflection of God seen through your life.

Decide to be the man that reflects light that reflects Him. When we get on the same page with God and agree with Him, that’s when we will see Him. That is when you will walk in and understand His perfect plan for you. That is when the man He created you to be will break forth. That is when the unbeliever will see your life and believe. The more we do what Jesus says, the more God you will see.

Prayer: Father, I’m so grateful this morning for Your Word. I am called to reflect You so the world can see You. I am light in this world so people can see the reality of You. It is time to obey You completely, so the man You created me to be can rise forth. In every situation, help me to agree with the mirror of Your Word so You and Your goodness can be seen in the earth. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: John 8:12, Ephesians 5:1

Devotionals

Jesus is confronting you.

February 10, 2020

“He said to him the third time, ‘Simon, son of Jonah, do you love Me?’ Peter was grieved because He said to him the third time, ‘Do you love Me?’ And he said to Him, ‘Lord, You know all things; You know that I love You.’ Jesus said to him, ‘Feed My sheep’ ” John 21:17, NKJV.

Have you ever had someone bring up something you didn’t want to deal with, but you had to in order to move forward? This is what Jesus did. He purposefully confronted the stumbling block of Peter. Jesus came to deal with the root of Peter’s pain.

My brother, God cares enough not to leave you where you are. For every mistake, every hurt, every loss, every letdown, and for every pivotal wrong turn in life, Jesus is confronting you and asking you, “Do you love me?” Let your response be yes, and do what you know He is asking of you. Move forward. What you have done is not who you are.

Prayer: Thank you, Father, for your truth. Thank you, Jesus, for confronting what is hindering me from doing what you are asking me to do. I love you, and since I do, I will do what you say. I receive Your mercy and grace right now. I will obey you. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Philippians 3:13-14, 2 Peter 2:9-10

Devotionals

Let Him Fight Your Battles

February 9, 2020

“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.

When you are in a battle, sometimes it can appear like God is nowhere in sight. As a man, it can seem like you have to take matters in your own hands and get it done. But 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 to have faith in the One Who fights all of your battles 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

Devotionals

While others are sleeping, be awake.

February 5, 2020

“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, MSG.

I woke up recently in the middle of the night 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 your 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.”

There are those that 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 your 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 to His business. That is how He wants you to live.

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

Devotionals

Know Your Season

February 4, 2020

“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven” Ecclesiastes 3:1, KJV.

“Then I will give you rain in due season, and the land shall yield her increase, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit” Leviticus 26:4, KJV.

Just as there are seasons with the weather, there is a season for everything, and it is important to know what season you are in for your life. I have personally recognized this year is a season of learning and launching for me. What season are you in?

If it’s your season to sow, then sow well. If it is your season to reap, then make the most of your harvest. If you are in a time of learning, then set yourself apart for really getting deeper into God’s Word. If your season is due for a financial increase, move forward in it and get what God has said is yours to possess. If it is your time to step out and launch your ministry, then take the leap. When God opens those doors, run boldly through them.

Whatever time you are in, make it count. You don’t want to miss what God has in store for you. Whatever season you are in, God is giving you an abundance of grace like rain in that season to accomplish whatever it is that He has told you to do. He is going to blow your mind at all the blessings that will come from identifying the time and obeying Him.

Prayer: Father, thank You for speaking to me today. It is awesome to know my season. Help me to identify my season. What is it time for me to do right now? As the man of my home, I ask for you to show me so I can lead my family into everything You have for us. I thank You for Your grace, which is able to empower me to maximize every season in my life. I thank You for the best in me continues to break forth. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: 1 Chronicles 12:32, Ecclesiastes 3:1-11, Galatians 6:9, 2 Timothy 4:2

Devotionals

He’s removing the old, establishing the new.

February 3, 2020

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

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

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

He is removing your old mindset, old perspectives, and the old ways of doing things. He is uprooting the old pursuits, the ones that have not caused you to arrive at His plans for your life, into new pursuits that will. He’s giving you a new mind about your purpose and what indeed will fulfill you.

He is giving you a new perspective on wealth and a new way to get it. You’re leaving the old places in your life. He is doing a new thing in your life, and He wants you to know 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

Devotionals

Never Been Here Before

February 2, 2020

“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, there is power to operate in it. Decide to be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. Truly His grace is sufficient and has always been. He was with you in the last season, and He is with you in your new one.

As you obey God, you will see new things, see His hand move and bless you in a fresh and new way.

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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Devotionals

You don’t have to handle it all. Go to the Lord.

February 1, 2020

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

When you need strength, where do you go? When you feel confused, heavy, or unsettled about your outcome, who do you turn to? I mean really–where do you go? The Lord wants you to come to Him. Sometimes, it’s not easy to go to God because, as a man, we feel we can handle it. We may feel maybe we just need to do something to take our mind off of it, but we find the issue still remains.

Go to the Lord. For the need you have, go into a place where you won’t be disturbed, and in humility, give the Lord what you’re going through. Come to Jesus, and he will give you the rest that you need. Allow the Father to be a Father. Let Him, minister, to you. Let Him extend love and forgiveness to you…and you are worthy to receive it. He’ll supernaturally give you exactly what you’re looking for.

Prayer: Father, I praise You. Right now, I come to You. I have no shame. Please meet my need. Jesus, give me the rest that only you can provide about my life and my situation. Expose what needs to be exposed in me. As I am before You, I believe You will do a supernatural work in me. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.

Study: Matthew 11:28-30, Psalm 72:12, Exodus 14:14, Ephesians 6:10-13

Devotionals

Handling Missed Opportunities

January 31, 2020

“Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before” Philippians 3:13, KJV.

One thing about missed opportunities, if you’re not careful, they can take your attention off the ones that are right in front of you. If you dwell on missed opportunities, if you give them your attention, if you live in their regret, they have a way of causing you to miss more.

The best response and comfort for a missed opportunity is wisdom. It is wise to take your eyes from looking backward and look forward. Look at what is in your hands. Look at what is all around you. I guarantee there should be something you see and something good the Lord is speaking to you. It is wise to dwell on the opportunities that God is presenting to you right now.

The Lord always turns it around, restores us, and sets us in a place where it will be as if we never missed an opportunity at all. Listen to His wisdom and move on to the opportunities ahead.

Prayer: Yes, Lord, I missed it. Yet, I receive Your mighty wisdom today. Establish Your wisdom in me and give me eyes to see what is before me now, what Your plan is now. Give me ears to hear what You still are going to bring to pass. I thank You for new opportunities for my family and me now. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Judges 4:14, Proverbs 3:18, Isaiah 43:18-19

Devotionals

Right Now

January 30, 2020

“For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable” Romans 11:29, NKJV.

Yesterday, I had a computer issue at work, and I submitted an IT request ticket asking for help. The IT guy received the ticket and called me, but I wasn’t at my desk, and I missed his call. He then e-mailed me, saying I missed his call. He then asked when would be a good time to reach me? I responded you can call me right now, and he did.

Maybe you have felt like the Lord called you in the past to something. He gave you a dream from Him. For whatever reason, you didn’t obey Him back then, and it can feel like you missed your call. Yet, in His mercy, goodness, and faithfulness, He is calling you again and saying what you didn’t do back then, I still want You do it, and it’s right now. He says the time is right now.

As for all of us, at the appointed time, He will bring back the dreams, the calling, and assignments before us again. You didn’t obey God back then, but be encouraged to obey God right now.

Prayer: Father, You’ve brought some things You’ve called me to back before me. You’re saying right now is the time. My gifts and calling won’t change, and I praise You for that. I didn’t do it then, but I receive Your help to obey You now–right now. As I obey You, things will change right now. As I obey You, usher me completely into Your purpose and plan for my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Isaiah 1:19, Ephesians 2:10

Devotionals

Perceive His Will

January 28, 2020

“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 dating 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

Devotionals

He Will Make a Way

January 27, 2020

“Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert” Isaiah 43:18-19, NKJV.

The Lord promises His people that He will always make a way. Just because you don’t see how it will be done, doesn’t mean He can’t and won’t do it for you. You may feel like you’re in the last hour, running out of time, and you’re wondering when will God come through like He said He would. Sometimes, it can be tough waiting on the Lord. But He always comes through.

He will always come through for you.

The trying of our faith produces patience (see James 1:3). Maybe your faith in God is being tried, and you are having to trust and depend on Him in a deeper way, but God says He will make a way out of no way for you.

Again I say, wait on God. You will see Him do the impossible for you. You will see His favor for you. Stay in faith. Stay vigilant to listen to be led and receive the wisdom of the Holy Spirit. He will make a way.

Prayer: Father, You are good and faithful. You will make a way. Even when we put ourselves in troubling situations, You still are merciful, and You know how to make a way out of no way for us. Thank you! Help my faith in You to deepen right now. By faith, I praise You for it in advance. May I not lean on to our own understanding. Be glorified in my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Devotionals

Only Believe

January 26, 2020

“While He was still speaking, someone came from the ruler of the synagogue’s house, saying to him, “Your daughter is dead. Do not trouble the Teacher.” But when Jesus heard it, He answered him, saying, “Do not be afraid; only believe…” Luke 8:49-50, NKJV.

Don’t stop believing things will change. Don’t stop believing that God can get you to where you need to be. Don’t stop having faith for the dreams that He put in you. Don’t quit pursuing His will just because you face a challenge on your way to where God has promised you.

The enemy will entice you to walk in fear and stop believing God in one area, then, he will pursue to stop you from believing God in another. The result will be you begin to quit in your prayers and in your faith. Yet, in contrast, when you stand and believe God, even with faith the size of a mustard seed, you can believe God for more and more.

Nothing is ever dead in the hands of God. What pertains to you will live. Consider it only as adding a greater testimony to your championship belt. Don’t quit believing that God is going to do what He said.

Stand on His word and only believe!

Prayer: Father, thank You for encouraging me today. It is trying my faith right now, but I will not stop believing You! I will not stop trusting You. I thank You for Who You have been and Who you are in my life. Help me to continue to stand on Your word. I say to the enemy I will not fear, but I will only believe! Hallelujah! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Luke 8:49-51, Matthew 17:20, Mark 11:22

Devotionals

Don’t Ever Change

January 25, 2020

“Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit” Psalm 51:12, ESV.

I remember when I first got saved, I use to sit on the floor in front of my radio, listening 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. Yet, not anymore.

Maybe life happened, and now salvation, your relationship with the Lord, isn’t as simple, and you feel it isn’t as pure it used to be. Maybe you’ve started seeking only for what the Father 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. The excitement of serving the Lord, the purity of your seeking God, the child-like faith, and the joy of your salvation doesn’t have to change.

Prayer: Father, in spite of life, family, and other things, help me not to change my walk with You. 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, Lord. 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

Devotionals

The humility we don’t think about.

January 24, 2020

“But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, ‘God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble. Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you” James 4:6 & 12, ESV.

It not only takes faith to receive God’s word about you. It not only takes courage to receive God’s Word about you. It takes humility.

I use to think being humble was only when I would tell God I am nothing and can’t do anything without You. Yet, examine yourself. When the Lord says you are called by Him to do great things for His glory, or when the Lord leads you to do something, do you humble yourself to what He says about who you are in Him and what you can do? This can hinder you from being the man you have been called to be.

We are in an hour where we have to humble ourselves that the grace of God, the power, the mighty hand of God will be seen and experienced in our lives. This is the hour for men to get beyond our “I can’t” and insecurities, every last one of them, and humble ourselves to who we now are in Christ.

Be willing to receive not only who you are without the Lord, but who you are with Him. Be willing to accept God’s word about you, and to humble yourself to His will. You are who God says you are, and you can do everything He says you are called to do.

Prayer: Father, I praise You! I never looked at humility this way. 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 with You! Help me to apply humility in every area of my life that Your grace may abound and use me mightily in this hour. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Proverbs 16:18, Philippians 4:13

Devotionals

Before I Formed You, I Knew You

January 23, 2020

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

Have you ever been there? You may be there right now. The Father knew you would be right where you are, and He knows how to guide you right where you need to be. He wants you to come to Him and find everything you need.

Before He formed you, He knew you.

He knows what He created you to do. 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. He knows what He has called you to do.

He had a specific 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, His great plans for you, and show you step-by-step how to get there.

Prayer: Father, You created me, and You know me, even by name. I sincerely ask to know Your purpose for my life and what You designed me to do. 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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Devotionals

Nothing more, nothing less.

January 22, 2020

“Therefore David inquired again of God, and God said to him, ‘You shall not go up after them; circle around them, and come upon them in front of the mulberry trees. And it shall be, when you hear a sound of marching in the tops of the mulberry trees, then you shall go out to battle, for God has gone out before you to strike the camp of the Philistines’.” 1 Chronicles 14:14-15, NKJV.

King David inquired of the Lord twice with fighting the Philistines, and God gave him detailed instructions regarding each of those decisions before him. David did nothing more and nothing less than what God told him, and he won each battle.

When you ask God what you should do regarding a decision or challenge before you, God will not only tell you what to do but also when and how to do it. When He does, do nothing more and nothing less than what He says. Victory is in the details. Grace and favor are found in the details. If God says, take two steps and then turn, don’t take three. If He leads you to enjoy yourself, and go on a short vacation, don’t take a long one. The Holy Spirit will lead and guide us. He is our Helper. It is up to us to follow His lead and do nothing more, nothing less.

Prayer: Father, I thank You for always being present to help me, and You know what’s best for me. As I seek You regarding the decisions before me or what I’m facing, show me exactly how to handle it. Help me to trust You, and do nothing more and nothing less than what You say. That is all I need to do to be blessed and victorious. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: 1 Chronicles 14:10-17, Proverbs 8:35, 1 Corinthians 10:13

Devotionals

There’s nothing your God can’t do

January 21, 2020

“Ah, Lord God! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and outstretched arm. There is nothing too hard for You” Jeremiah 32:17, NKJV.

When you take a moment and realize that He is the God that made the heavens and the earth, you realize there’s nothing He can’t do.

He covers your past and what is to come. He is everlasting to everlasting. 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 is not only powerful enough to bring you out of it. He’s powerful enough to bring to pass what He has spoken over your life.

Set yourself to continue to pray and believe on Him. Put aside any worry. Lift up your head and delight yourself in the Lord God. There’s nothing that your God can’t do!

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

Study: Genesis 18:14, Deuteronomy 7:19

Devotionals

He’ll make you sure, firm and strong!

January 19, 2020

“He is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently against that house, and could not shake it, for it was founded on the rock. But he who heard and did nothing is like a man who built a house on the earth without a foundation, against which the stream beat vehemently; and immediately it fell. And the ruin of that house was great” Luke 6:48-49, NKJV.

A foundation is something sure, firm and strong, set in place to build any house or structure upon. As a man, you are as a foundation for your home, and you are a leader of those in it. You have to be sure, firm, and strong. Your family needs you to be sure, firm, and strong.

The only way you can be strong, no matter what comes your way, is if you have the right foundation yourself. If you build your life, your marriage, and your home on the Rock, which is Jesus Christ and His word, He will make you like a rock in these times. He becomes your firm foundation when you learn of him, apply his instructions regarding how to live, and depend on God’s Word as your constant guide.

Like a house, a man can look impressive on the outside, yet with the wrong foundation, it is only a matter of time when the right flood, the right pressure, the right storm comes to make it crumble. With the Lord as your firm foundation, He will help you build something great in your life. He will help you build what will stand and endure.

Prayer: Thank you, Father God, for being this man’s firm foundation. I will build my life on your ways and principles. Anything can come my way, but in Jesus, I am steady as a rock. I am firm, sure, and strong. Help other men and I always to put our trust in Your mighty word. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

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Devotionals

The Power of The Blood

January 18, 2020

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

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

This is what Jesus did for you.

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

The life of the body is in the blood (see Leviticus 17:11). The blood has done everything you needed it to do for you. Whatever was behind you in your life, no matter what it is, the blood has settled it. You can literally live now. Live by faith in the power of the blood.

Prayer: Father, I give You the highest praise, hallelujah! Thank you, Jesus, for the power of your blood. Help me to put all my faith in its’ power. The blood has settled the promises and the hope I have with Christ in my life. Nothing can hold me down. I can live. Glory to God! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

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

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Devotionals

Decide you’re not talking about it anymore.

January 17, 2020

“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, KJV.

When we keep giving voice to something to a high degree in our past, it is an indicator that we haven’t been made free from something, and we’re living there. It is keeping you from living now.

God told Joshua Moses is dead. Let go, arise, go to the land I have for you. That situation or even a multitude of them, what happened is dead, and it may be one of the hardest things for you to do, but you have to let God unchain you from it, and from the anger, unforgiveness, your disappointments, and go on to what God has already given you.

Instead, agree with His word and give voice to what a good God is doing, and how He’s moving right now. Talk about God being able to heal and restore your life. Talk about the doors He’s opening for you.

Prayer: Father, help me to quit talking about this and to go on with my life. I will forgive. 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. You have plans for me now. You are moving in my life right now. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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

Devotionals

Think about where you were and praise.

January 15, 2020

“So David said to Michal, “It was before the Lord, who chose me instead of your father and all his house, to appoint me ruler over the people of the Lord, over Israel. Therefore I will play music before the Lord. And I will be even more undignified than this, and will be humble in my own sight…” 2 Samuel 6:21-22, NKJV.

Think about who and where you were. Now, think about who and where you are. You should praise God. Where would you be as a man right now if the Lord would not have helped you in your life? You should praise God.

David danced out of his clothes because he considered just how much the Lord had done for him. God took him from watching over sheep, and out of anyone He could have chosen, to choose him to be king over Israel. He thought of his own journey, his own walk of faith, and all the times that the Lord provided for him. Through every fight, God delivered him out of them all and brought him to this blessed place in his life.

It’s always in order each day to remember where the Lord has brought you from and pursue to not allow where you would like to be to hinder your hallelujah. It will lift your head. It will cause you to be humble and take note with joy of how blessed you are.

Prayer: Father, when I look back and think about who I was and who I am, I praise You. I can’t even count all that You have done. I praise You because You did it, not me. I humble myself and thank You for it all. I won’t complain. Help me never to forget all that You have done for me. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Psalm 30:11-12

Devotionals

It Belongs to You

January 14, 2020

“And Caleb stilled the people before Moses, and said, Let us go up at once, and possess it; for we are well able to overcome it. But the men that went up with him said, We be not able to go up against the people; for they are stronger than we. And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight” Numbers 13:30-31, 33, KJV.

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

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

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

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

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

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Devotionals

Make His perspective–your perspective.

January 13, 2020

“This is my comfort in my affliction, that Your word has revived me and given me life” Psalms 119:50, Amplified.

The major key to developing the right perspective on life’s challenges is a constant view of God’s word. This is His written word, as well as what He has spoken to you, to help you see what you experience a His way. It is your constant view of your end and expectation. It may feel as if your trial is going to kill you; however, the truth is you will live and not die to declare the works of the Lord. You may not see how it is going to come to pass, but your perspective keeps you moving and you believe in something—you believe in what He says. Know what God says about you, and it will right now revive you.

You don’t have to become another man, one full of fear, anger and frustration in the face of adversity. Make His perspective your perspective. Let His word bring joy to you. It will fill your tank, build you and quicken you. It will help keep you handling your affairs with character. His word empowers you to go through whatever you are going through, not giving a temporary circumstance your permanent attention.

Prayer: Father God, I receive Your life-giving words and I thank You for the power it has to quicken me. All things are working for my good! My challenge could very well be my blessing in disguise. Strengthen me Lord by Your joy, and help me to see my life from Your point of view. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Psalms 119:89, Nehemiah 8:10, John 6:63, Romans 8:28

Devotionals

You’re Not Staying the Same

January 12, 2020

“…Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you” Romans 12:2, Message Bible.

You can walk up to your front door of your house and put your key into it. However, you won’t enter in until you put your hand on the doorknob and turn it.

What He has spoken, and is speaking, about your life for this year is in front of you. You have the key–Jesus. It’s time to let him turn some areas in your life so you can enter in. Be determined that you will not stay the same. You won’t see the same year as last year. You won’t be the same man as last year. Knowing Christ more and being led by the Holy Spirit won’t be the same this year. Everything in your life is going higher, including your humility and freedom to be the man you now are in Christ.

Declare and say to yourself, I’m not staying the same.

Prayer: Father, I thank You. I desire what You have spoken to be experienced in my life. Help me, Jesus, to allow you to turn any area, even turn me, so that I can walk in the plans You have for me this year. From spiritually to financially, I humble myself to applying Your word. Take my prayer life and word life higher! Take everything higher! I refuse to stay the same. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: John 8:6 & 14:6, James 1:25 & 4:6, Galatians 5:1

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Devotionals

He Shifts, He Moves

January 11, 2020

“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.

God desires for us to follow His voice by the Holy Spirit regarding when He is shifting and moving. The Holy Spirit will lead and guide us. He will show us things to come in our lives. Be in prayer and listen 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.

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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Devotionals

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

January 10, 2020

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

You may be experiencing one of the most trying times in your life. It is testing your faith, the true desires of your heart and your will to follow the Lord. Yet in the midst of your trial, you can tell that something is breaking forth. The will of God and His call is breaking forth. For me, like a baby in the womb, the pressure is pushes me forward. I can tell I am about to experience something great for God in my life and I’m staying with it.

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

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

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

Devotionals

New Moments

January 9, 2020

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

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

Go on into the new moments He has for you.

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

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Devotionals

Don’t compare yourself to another man. Run your race.

January 8, 2020

“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. Don’t silently be a friend of comparison. Jesus desires that you run your own race. Just like a mighty God made them–He made you. Measuring yourself to others is unwise, and it will only be a hindrance to you.

It doesn’t matter where another man is. God wants you to fix your eyes forward on Christ, remain in your lane, and run in your season. Finish your course with joy. You give your best, and that’s all that matters to your heavenly Father.

You may or may not have obeyed God like you should’ve, but continue to run your race. You may feel like you’re behind schedule, but you still must run your race. The Lord is known for using His power toward ordering our steps and putting His people right back on schedule. He only wants your focus to be on your course, not someone else’s.

Prayer: Father, You are right. Help me to not look at another man and silently compare myself. I will fix my eyes on Jesus, the author, and finisher of my faith. I thank You for helping me run my own race and finishing my course with joy. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Acts 20:24, 1 Corinthians 9:24-25

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Devotionals

Sow your life into Christ.

January 6, 2020

“For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel’s will save it” Mark 8:35, NKJV.

Jesus is the author and finisher of our faith. He is our example, as he shows us the way to live is to actually lose our lives for him. This is not something physical, but rather we die to our own desires and give up all for the sake of Christ and the kingdom.

Losing our lives for Christ’s sake isn’t easy, but in so doing, we come to save it. If we suffer with him, as in taking up our own cross, we will reign with him. Be encouraged to trust Jesus is showing you the way to be a great man. He is revealing how to reach your full potential in life. He wants to bring the Father’s will to pass in you. We have to sow our life for a better one found in Christ–even in the life to come.

Prayer: Father, I thank You that Jesus gave his life so that we can live an abundant one. He is the author and finisher of my faith. He shows me how to get it done. Father help me to take this leap of faith and sow my life into Christ. As a result, I will sit in a seat of authority, victory and blessing. I have eternal life also. Touch someone through the life that live for You. I receive Your grace to live for You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: John 10:10, Philippians 3:10, Hebrews 12:2

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Devotionals

He’s Ready

January 5, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Devotionals

Encourage yourself in the Lord

January 4, 2020

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

As men, we have a lot of responsibility, and we pursue to handle it all. However, we can fall short. Things also can happen out of our control, and we can become faced with becoming heavy and greatly distressed. This is what happened to King David. At a hard moment in his life, David felt defeated and needed to be encouraged. Yet, he didn’t go to his friend. He didn’t go to the prophet. To receive what he needed, he went directly to the Lord.

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

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

Do as David did. Encourage yourself in the Lord.

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

Study: 1 Samuel 30:3-20, Psalm 3:3

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Devotionals

He will be right on time!

January 3, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Read: Proverbs 3:26

Devotionals

Go and possess what God has for you!

January 2, 2020

“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 something. A son can have an inheritance, but he still has to go and possess what has been given to him. God had given the children of Israel the promised land, yet they had to go and possess it.

As men, we have to face the reality that if we don’t work the plan that God has given us, what is in our hearts won’t happen. We have to go and possess what God has given to us.

Let’s not neglect or be slack about it. Sometimes, procrastination and neglect are fear disguised, which is something we must be honest about. Let’s open up to the Lord in prayer about any fears, and ask Him for the courage to face it head on and go get what the Father has for us. He wouldn’t have given you a dream, an idea, and goals, if you couldn’t possess it. He gave it to you, therefore, He will help you do it!

Prayer: Father God, thank you for speaking directly to my heart. Thank You Lord for courage to possess what You have already given me. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

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

Devotionals

The Year of Dreams

January 1, 2020

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

Israel had been captive in Babylon for so long when God brought them out, it was like they were dreaming. The Message Bible says the first verse like this: “It seemed like a dream, too good to be true, when God returned Zion’s exiles. We laughed, we sang, we couldn’t believe our good fortune. We were the talk of the nations—’God was wonderful to them!’ God was wonderful to us; we are one happy people.”

I don’t know how long you’ve been where you are, but no more. This year will be a year of dreams for you. A year where your dreams from God will come true. A dream is a cherished aspiration, a strongly desired goal or purpose, to consider a possibility, or something that fully satisfies a wish. The dreams for becoming the man God has called you to be, the dreams for your ministry, your family, your finances, your restoration, and your relationships, will come true. There will even be places you have dreamed about seeing that you’ll see this year.

You will laugh in victory this year at how God restores you. You will have prophetic dreams. There will many first times for you this year, and what God does in your life, many will look and say just like Israel, the Lord has done great things for them. Glory to God!

-Pray over and study Psalm 126

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Devotionals

He Does the Unexpected

December 31, 2019

“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.

With God, expect the unexpected. I have had it happen so many times when He has blindsided me with a blessing. I didn’t feel spiritual or feel even 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 I believe He’s at the door. He didn’t forget your prayer.

From small to great, God does the unexpected. So let your faith strong in God, even as you enter into a new year. 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 bless you, 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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Devotionals

He Sees Your Labor of Love

December 30, 2019

“For God is not unjust to forget your work and labor of love which you have shown toward His name, in that you have ministered to the saints, and do minister” Hebrews 6:10, NKJV.

I have worked for a staffing company before, and even though I worked at an entirely different location, the staffing agency was the one that took care of me. When I did something great on the job, although the staffing agency wasn’t physically there, somehow, they would always find out and would reward me for it.

Likewise, though we live on this earth, we serve God and are citizens of His kingdom, not this world. Our blessings come from the Lord. He sees you in His word to know Christ more. He sees when you prayed and fasted. He sees you hold your tongue, forbearing others, and love your enemies. He sees when you didn’t feel like going to church and serving, you went anyway.

Love appears like you receive the least, but in fact, it yields the greatest fruit in your life. The Father is pleased when we represent Christ, and it is pleasing in His sight. Don’t become weary in well-doing because you will reap if you don’t faint. When no one knew, you will find somehow that He saw all your work of faith and love, and He’s going to reward you for it.

Prayer: Father, thank You for Your word. It can get challenging sometimes, but I will continue my work of faith. You see all of my labor of love, Father, and may it be pleasing in Your sight. I do it for You, and I will worship You. Renew my strength and help me to continue to serve You with gladness. You are the One that sees me, blesses me, and rewards me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: 1 Corinthians 13:13, John 17:18-23, Galatians 6:9, 1 John 3:11

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Devotionals

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

December 29, 2019

“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.

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 you to change, have a higher level of commitment, or do something you’re not used to doing.

To reap different fruit, you’re going to have to sow different seed.

If you keep doing the same things, spending your time the same way, reading the same things, yet expecting different results in your life, your days and years will be 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, thank You for speaking to me today. 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

Devotionals

I’ll Trust You

December 28, 2019

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths” Proverbs 3:5-6, NKJV.

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

When there are certain shifts and decisions, when changes are needed in our lives, at the root of it all, it requires our trust in the Lord. When you know it’s time to embrace what He’s put in you all the way and to dive fully into following Him, it requires a trust in God.

You may have given some of your heart to God and seeking Him, but never like this. You may give some of your time toward the vision you have, but never like what He is asking of you. You have acknowledged the Lord, and He is answering you, speaking to your heart, and now He wants you to trust Him. He wants you to take all of your focus, all of your pursuits, and put it in His hands. He wants you to know that the same outcome you desire in your life, He not only has the same in mind but better and much greater.

With meekness and humility, let Jesus lead the way. It’s time to trust God.

Prayer: Father, thank You for encouraging me to put all of my trust in You. You are a good Father. You are speaking to me, and it is time to trust You. Reveal to me how to not lean on and trust in my own understanding. Help me to give my time toward what will produce fruit in my life. Help me to dive with all of my heart into following You. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.

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

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Devotionals

The war is real.

December 27, 2019

“For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law” Galatians 5:17-18, NKJV.

The flesh is wicked. It won’t tell you that it is. You will only notice that it always wants to do the things that are against God and wants you to think contrary to Him. You will notice it always wants you to go no farther in the Lord. On the other hand, the Holy Spirit will always speak to you. He will remind you of God’s word and will even show you things to come in your life. He will show you the desires of God, and if you oppose the flesh, you will experience God’s plans for you.

The flesh and the Spirit war against each other, and this is real. The choice you make to let His Spirit reign that is in you, will cause you to win. Decide to face your day and face your moments today, spiritually-minded. Live and walk step-by-step with the Holy Spirit. Your end will be life and peace.

Prayer: Father, I thank You! The victory and freedom over this flesh have already been given to me through Jesus Christ. Help me to let the Holy Spirit reign in me. Teach me to be spiritually-minded, not carnal minded. May the fruit of the Spirit reign in me. By the Holy Spirit, I will dominate over my flesh and experience the life You’ve ordained for me and peace. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Galatians 5:16-25, Romans 8:1-11, Philippians 3:3

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Devotionals

Let nothing stop you.

December 26, 2019

“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 what 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? Many times those things have come to stop and hinder you from pressing into the will of God.

Don’t allow them to. Keep your mind on 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 distract you. You may need some answers right now, but don’t let it distract you. Keep your eyes on Jesus and on your press.

Trouble can chain you and put you at a standstill if you allow it to. You can breakdown or breakthrough. Feelings are temporal, yet we don’t live by them–we maneuver around them.

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 put my attention on You now, and I am moving forward in what I know You want me to do. I am going to keep living by my faith in You. Glory to God! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Philippians 3:13-14, 2 Corinthians 2:11

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Devotionals

Remember the Greatest Gift

December 25, 2019

“Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.” Matthew 1:23, NKJV

This season that we abundantly enjoy every year is very special. The love, peace, and joy that fills our God fill the entire earth. It cannot be contained. With the exalting of Jesus Christ, the Father pours out everything He is, and man, whether saved or not, is witness to what happens when God gives His greatest gift.

His greatest gift to us is Jesus Christ, to be with us and never leave. He is truly the reason that we can come together, and we experience the outpouring of love and His Spirit that we do in this season. He was born for you, died for you, and rose for you! He came that you might have life and have it more abundantly (John 10:10). Take the time to humbly appreciate and reverence God’s gift to you–the overflowing, life-changing, eternal gift of Jesus Christ.

Prayer: Father, thank You for Jesus Christ, our Lord, and King. You are Immanuel, God with us, and I exalt you! Everything we experience in this season is because You gave the greatest gift, Your Son, to be with us and to save us. Help me to be thankful that Jesus was born and paid a dear price for me. I will tell what he’s done and I’m eternally grateful. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Isaiah 9:6-7

Devotionals

Christ Makes Chrismas

December 24, 2019

“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, but for whatever reason, we can’t. I want to encourage you with what the Lord has shared with me.

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 an awesome Christmas.

Prayer: Father, I praise You for the greatest gift of Jesus. Christ makes Christmas. I will not be depressed, but I decide to be 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 to enjoy Christmas. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

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

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Devotionals

When You Don’t Understand Why

December 23, 2019

“And the LORD turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends: also the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before” Job 42:10, KJV.

Some good friends of ours had something occur in their lives that has shaken them to their core, and they didn’t see it coming.

Maybe you’ve experienced or are experiencing something right now that you truly have no answers for. You prayed. You had faith. You gave it your best and thought God would give you a certain outcome, but it didn’t happen. You didn’t see it coming, and now you are asking God why.

Although you don’t understand why be encouraged in this holiday season to keep trusting Him. Know when things happen in our lives, we don’t understand, it doesn’t change Who God is. God cares about your situation and your life. He is not the author of evil but good. Companies may fail. People may fail. Our bodies may fail. Yet, God never fails.

You may not see it now, but you’ll understand in due time. One day, the Lord will make it all clear to you. He will also bring people around you, and although it’s not their valley, they’ll walk with you as if it was. That’s God and His way of showing you He’s there. At the end of it all, Job triumphed and was given double. His end was he was blessed and so will you.

Prayer: Father, I don’t understand why, but I put my faith in You. I will yet praise You. It’s hard, but I will still praise You. I thank You for the people You are sending to help me. As I pray, speak and strengthen me. As I pray, lift my head. I thank You for overcoming. Be glorified Father. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: John 11:1-27

Devotionals

He Will Bring Your Dream to Pass

December 22, 2019

“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, his own family. He went through something, just like you and I. He had to decide to have faith and trust God, just like you and I.

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 devil is trying to stop.

So be encouraged. 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 mighty blessing. You’ll see. Keep that dream from an awesome God. He will surely bring it to pass.

Confession: I am not giving up on my dream! God has fashioned me to do great things for His glory. Everything will work for me, and like Joseph, if I don’t give up I will arrive at my dream. I will keep my eyes on an awesome God and keep the joy of it before me.

Study: Genesis 50:20, Numbers 23:19

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Devotionals

Nothing can separate you from His love.

December 21, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Devotionals

Receive Help for Him

December 20, 2019

“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” Psalms‬ 121:1-2‬ NKJV.‬‬‬‬‬‬

There will never be a moment in your life when you will not receive God’s help. Lift your eyes to the hills from where your help comes from. Your help comes from the Lord.

You are not helpless. You are not without support. When you call on the Lord, His Holy Spirit will come to your aid. As a father will do for his own son, He will mightily rush to your rescue. He will help you lift your hands in worship and praise. He will help sustain you under pressure without breaking. He will help you seize every promise that God has for you.

Don’t worry, my brother, the Lord, will help you, the true and living God, and He’s here to help you right now.

Prayer: Father, I turn my eyes away from everything around me, and I look to You. I can’t do anything without you, but with you, Jesus, nothing is impossible. I need Your help. So I cry out for strength, heal me, lift me, set me free, and help me to persevere by faith. I receive your supernatural help. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: John 16:7-15

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Devotionals

The joy set before you!

December 19, 2019

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

The best way to set your joy before you is talking about your joy ahead. Whatever God is talking to you about, you should be talking about. Jesus always set His joy before Him. Throughout His whole life, He would mention the cross, but He talked a whole lot more about what was on the other side of the cross. There was a joy, a reward and a redemption for us that was so abundantly good, He talked about it and it helped Him endure.

I have a plan God gave me and I am waiting on a financial joy, and it seems like a long time. It couldn’t come any sooner. Yet the Lord told me it seems that way, it seems hard, it seems unbearable because you haven’t set the joy it before you. Then He told me begin to speak life and talk about what I’m about to do in your life.

Begin to talk about what He said He would do! You should be walking around and telling your wife, “It is going to be so good when that joy comes into our hands!” Tell your wife and children, “We’re going somewhere great!” Say what you’re going to do. Make plans for it! See yourself there, and even call it already done.

Your joy could be God told you something He is going to do in your life, healing or walking in your calling. Whatever the area is, set your joy before you by talking about it. It will be worth it and it will help you endure!

Prayer: Father, Glory to You this morning! You’ve given me a joy and I set it before me. With the power of life in my tongue, I talk about it! I say it’s going to be abundantly good! Allow what I say to affect what I think on, which is what You said You will do in my life. I thank You for it in Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Proverbs 18:21

Devotionals

He will turn it around

December 19, 2019

“Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, ‘Inasmuch as God has shown you all this, there is no one as discerning and wise as you. You shall be over my house, and all my people shall be ruled according to your word; only in regard to the throne will I be greater than you.’ ” Genesis 41:39-40, NKJV.

“I would have lost heart, unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living” Psalm 27:13, NKJV.

And it won’t always be like this,
He will perfect that concern in me
And sooner or later, it’ll turn in my favor, it’s turning around for me. -Vashawn Mitchell

He is the God of the turnaround. I don’t know what you’re going through. I don’t know how it may appear that there’s no sign of light in your life. If you will lean in and listen to the voice of God, He’s saying to you right now He’s turning it around for you.

Prayer: Thank You, Father. You are always on time to speak right into my situation. I praise You because, at the right moment, You always turn things around. Help me to stand in faith and continue to trust that You are a good God. I say with all that is in me, I believe You. I say You are turning it around. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Genesis 41:16-45, Psalm 30:5

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Devotionals

Just Do It

December 17, 2019

“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 no one comes to my ministry? What if no one comes to my new business? What if they ask me something I don’t know? What if I don’t see the outcome I thought I should have? What if it doesn’t turn out right, God?… To whatever question you have about what He is instructing you to do in your life, God’s answer is simply: just do it.

This was Jesus’ mother’s response to the people at a wedding when they ran out of wine. She told them whatever he tells you 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. Don’t focus on making it turn around. Don’t even concern yourself with how the person will respond, past mistakes, or even changing yourself. Shift your heart to say I will leave the results to Him and just do whatever Jesus says.

Prayer: Father, thank You for Your word, and I’m encouraged today. Help me to shift from focusing on making it happen, to only doing what you say. Help me to keep this before me. I praise You now. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

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

Devotionals

Your Peace and Success

December 16, 2019

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

I don’t know one man that doesn’t want peace and success. God’s word is our manual for living, and He told Joshua to 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: I will esteem God’s word. It is life and health for me. It is strength for me. It is the resolution for any issue or conflict I face. It is the key to every reward and blessing in my life. With God’s help, I can hide it in my heart and it reflect in my life. I thank God for peace and good success because I meditate and observe to do God’s Word. Thank You Lord!

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

Devotionals

Change It Up!

December 15, 2019

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

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

Sometimes in life, we realize it’s time to change it up. 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 a particular area of your life the same way, but you can admit it hasn’t been 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, and where God wants to take you. Look at your walk with God, your marriage, your finances, and how you can take them higher. Then, make the life adjustments to get there. Yet, don’t wait until a date arrives. Let God begin to change it now.

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

Study: John 21:6

Devotionals

He’ll save you.

December 14, 2019

“For ‘whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.'” Romans 10:13, NKJV.

Jesus will save you. He will change you. I know you’re tired of how you’ve been living. You’re tired of the pain. Jesus wants to take it away and give you a new life. God wants to set you apart for His purpose and plan. He has a great plan for your life, and the things He intends to bring to pass are far beyond you can imagine. He is real, and He wants to make Himself real in your life. You only need to call on Him. He’ll save you.

Prayer: Jesus, I believe you are God’s son that came and died for all my sins. Every last one of them. You rose, and you are alive today. I call on you, and I ask for you to save me. Not only save my soul but save my life. Lord, I give you all my pain and receive now Your peace. Live in me and make me a new man. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Romans 10:9-10, John 3:16 & 10:10, Acts 4:12, 2 Corinthians 5:17

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Devotionals

Keep Your Desire to Grow

December 13, 2019

“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.

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. Keep your desire to grow in Christ through the word. 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 crave and 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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Devotionals

A man that secretly throws in the towel.

December 12, 2019

“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.

In a boxing match, a trainer always knows his fighter and how much he can handle. When he feels his fighter is taking a beating and his opponent is too much for him, he concedes and throws in the towel to stop the fight in defeat.

Have you secretly thrown in the towel? As a man, with all that’s in front of you, it feels like your fight is too much. You appear to be fine on the outside, but you’ve quit on something on the inside, and nobody knows except you and God. Jesus knows how you feel. He was tempted at all points, including the temptation to throw in the towel before the cross. He was faced with the fight of his life, and He was tempted to give up. You are not alone.

Yet even in the fight of our lives, we find there is no towel in the hand of God. The Almighty Who is for you doesn’t have a towel because He always wins. He won’t ever quit on you, and He already knows your outcome. He is in the fight with you. He will never allow what you experience to forfeit your victory and His glory. The level of your fight confirms your constant need for God and the level of blessing that you’re about to receive. So hold on with your faith, continue obeying God and be encouraged to stay in your good fight. Jesus has already won it for you.

Prayer: Father, I needed this. Nobody knows what I am going through, but You. I feel like throwing in the towel. Forgive me if I have quit on You. I repent and get back into my good fight of faith. Give me the strength to lead my family. I ask for Your grace to do what I can’t do myself. It’s a good fight because You’ve already won. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: 2 Timothy 4:7, 2 Corinthians 2:14, Luke 22:42

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Devotionals

Train them in the way they should go.

December 11, 2019

“Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it” Proverbs 22:6, NKJV.

“You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up” Deuteronomy 6:7, NKJV.

I wake up this morning to pray, and my 3-year old son said I want to pray too. I brought him into our closet, and we sat down. I helped him put his hands together, and we began to pray. He said some of the same things I did, then he said he wanted to pray like daddy. I told him as long as you’re praying from the heart, you’re praying like daddy.” I’ll continue to pray with him in the morning because one day, when he needs the Lord, he’ll have to pray on his own.

A father’s most important ministry is his family. The Bible teaches us to take our children at every given opportunity to train them in the way they should go. In the least expected moments, God will provide you with opportunities to teach your children about Him. There are so many lessons and wisdom to pass along to them that the best way is to include them in the things that you already do.

Whether you are with your children washing the car or at the store. Whether you are reading God’s word, fixing something, or at the bank. The Lord will touch their hearts and yours to talk about life and the principles they need for successful living.

Prayer: Father, thank You for being a great Father to me. You teach me all the time. Even when you correct me, You train me up and teach me. Help me to be a good father like You and continue to see the needs of my children and train them up. I thank You in advance for mighty seed in the earth. Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Deuteronomy 6:1-9, Ephesians 6:4, 1 Timothy 3:5 & 5:8

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Devotionals

Your Mighty Refuge

December 10, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Devotionals

Life Is As a Vapor

December 9, 2019

“…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 as a vapor. This is a sobering truth to pause and think on. Life is like the fresh, warm cup of coffee in your cup 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 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.

It is time to be who God created you to be now. Do what He put in your heart to do now. Live life now. The reward you have for eternity will depend on what you do with your vapor, your life, that Jesus paid for.

Prayer: Father, thank You for the gift of life. It is truly as a vapor, here one day and then gone the next. Help me to live like I don’t have tomorrow. 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

Devotionals

Trusting everything will be alright!

December 8, 2019

“Many are the afflictions of the righteous, But the Lord delivers him out of them all” Psalm 34:19, NKJV.

You may see everything around you and you say to yourself, how in the world will He get me through this. There’s seemingly no where to turn, and it can be difficult to believe everything is going to be alright.

With God, most of the time when we need something worked out, at the same time, He is working something more glorious in us. He is working in us an experience of Him as Deliverer in our lives. He is strengthening our faith and courage. He is working in us trust. A trust that says I will stay committed to God no matter what happens. A trust that says I will continue to press toward my purpose, even after you’ve messed up.

As challenging as it may seem, as much as it tries to discourage you, God’s love, provision and rescue is present all the more. Don’t allow your temporary situation to deter your faith because He will see you through it. Make a decision to continue to serve God gladly and rejoice for the work He is doing in you. Be encouraged, you will see victory. Everything will be alright.

Prayer: Thank You God that You know exactly what I need. It doesn’t feel good what I am going through, but You said You will never leave me nor forsake me. Work in me whatever You desire. You are here with me and I will continue to serve You. I declare with my mouth that everything will be alright! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: 2 Corinthians 4:16-18

Devotionals

Make Your Boast in the Lord!

December 7, 2019

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

Many are cheering on their favorite college football teams today, and you may be also. No one will be able to dispute or talk you down that their team is better than yours. Before the game comes on, your boast is already that your team is going to win.

Make sure you boast on your Almighty God. Before the outcome even comes, know that the Lord is going to win. He has never lost to the devil, and He never will. He has provided. He has answered you, and Jesus is the champion of your life. He defeated hell, sin, and the grave, and no matter your 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 in 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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Devotionals

Pluck It Out

December 6, 2019

“If your right eye causes you to sin, pluck it out and cast it from you; for it is more profitable for you that one of your members perish, than for your whole body to be cast into hell” Matthew 5:29, NKJV.

There come mature moments in your life when you say you want more of Him, you want His will, and you decide to be honest and upfront with yourself about what’s keeping you back. There are some things that aren’t good for you, and it’s evident that there are some things that you can’t handle. Jesus says it’s wise to pluck it out. If something (which can be anything) is causing you to sin and is controlling you, if having too much is affecting your walk and time with Christ, if it’s even becoming an idol in your life, you’ve got to pluck it out. It’s better to cut it off and have victory than to lose what God has for you.

Plucking out something will hurt. Yet, it’s better to miss some games than to miss His promises. It’s better to lose that woman than to lose your family. It’s better to lose those magazines than to lose your soul. It’s a serious matter and you know what to do.

Do it. Pluck it out.

Prayer: Father, thank You for tough love. Only You knew what I needed to hear. I hear You speaking and I’m plucking it out. I recognize some things aren’t good for me and there are some things that I can’t handle. I choose to trust You in this area and press on into what You desire of me. After obedience, there is always a blessing. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Matthew 5:28-30, Romans 6:23, Galatians 5:7 & 16-24

Devotionals

He is Determined

December 5, 2019

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

“I am determined to be glorified in your life. I am determined to finish the work I’ve started in you. My promise to never leave you or forsake you is also a promise to never leave My work in you. It is a promise to never abandon My purpose and plan for your life. I will get you to the place you long to be in Me. I am faithful and I will do it. I am the author and the finisher of your faith. I will finish what I’ve begun building in you. I am determined to establish you, settle you and place you on a firm foundation. I will open those doors before you that no one can shut. I will grace you to overcome all of your obstacles and will deliver you from all of your fears. You will be a testimony of My grace and power. You will be a reflection of Me. You will walk in all of My purpose and plan. I am determined to accomplish this in you. Says the Lord.”

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

Devotionals

Release It to Him

December 4, 2019

“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.

Many times what keeps us from truly living with 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 we stress out about it. We pray, 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 in His hands. Release that heaviness about that son or daughter in jail, that relative, your marriage outcome, your job, and provision over to the Almighty God. Release the stress of when He’s going to do it, how He’s going to do it and what will He use to work it out. Release whether what He instructed you to do will work. 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. God doesn’t want you to spend another moment worrying, but living. Let your concern be to pray, do your part to obey His voice, and then release it by faith, and let Him do His.

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 concern for promotion, my business, my ministry, my marriage, my son, my daughter to You. You hold all my victories! It’s in Your hands now and I’m going to live with joy my life. Thank You, Lord! In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen!

Challenge: Meditate on Psalm 23:1 today.

Devotionals

Stay by the River.

December 3, 2019

“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. Within His Word, God has something to say to you that will cause you to never lack what you need. He will meet you right where you are. There is no greater shelter, no greater peace, no greater comfort, no greater counsel, no greater offense than His Word.

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

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

Study: Psalm 1, Hebrews 4:12

Devotionals

Grace and Glory

December 2, 2019

“For the Lord God is a Sun and Shield; the Lord bestows [present] grace and favor and [future] glory (honor, splendor, and heavenly bliss)! No good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly.” Psalm 84:11, Amplified.

The Lord has a present grace for you for whatever you need. Whatever He has assigned you to accomplish, there is grace for it. There is favor for it.

The Lord desires me to launch something from this ministry, and He’s providing the grace to do it. He has put some things in your heart, and by His grace, He will bring it to pass in you. There is not only a present grace but a future glory to come. Because you honor Him, He is going to honor you. All because you have decided to be a man that walks uprightly. A man that walks upright, even in the hardest of circumstances. He’s not withholding any good thing from you. Stay your course because there is grace and glory for you.

Prayer: Father, thank You for grace and glory in my life. Be glorified and exalted. I will not turn from walking upright before You. Help me to continue to seek You with my whole heart. Because I remain an upright man, no good thing will You withhold from me. I praise You for it. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Psalm 37:4, John 15:8 & 17:10, 2 Corinthians 9:8

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Devotionals

He Says Rejoice!

December 1, 2019

“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 circumstance and obey His voice 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 His truth about your life.

Sometimes, you won’t feel like rejoicing about your victory, yet that doesn’t mean you don’t have it. Sometimes, you may wake up and 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, you will mount up and soar over your circumstance.

Some of us men God is even commanding to rejoice. He says no more. 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 what You say about me. As I rejoice, take off all heaviness and give me a garment of praise. Let joy rise. I will rejoice! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Psalm 89:16, Isaiah 61:3, Romans 8:37, Philippians 4:4

Devotionals

Declare It!

November 30, 2019

“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.

I declare this to be established in your life today: I declare His love reigns in your life. I declare His favor surrounds you as a shield. I declare you will sow in certain areas of your life, and you will begin to abundantly reap. I declare over you healing, rest, and peace. Your best days are now. Your season is here to rise and conquer. You will have no more delays. I declare you are a man after God’s own heart. I declare your pain turns to fuel what you are passionate about. Your dreams are being stirred up and awakened. I declare a love for Jesus over you that you’ve never known. I say more power is coming in your walk with the Lord. I declare you are a man of courage and intensity. I declare great experiences and great joy. I declare great blessings of victory to come. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

“You will also declare a thing, And it will be established for you; So light will shine on your ways”-Job 22:28

Devotionals

Your time with God is important

November 29, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

Devotionals

To my brother, Thank You

November 28, 2019

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

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

Father, we pray a prayer of blessing over the reader right now. We thank You for them. We pray that You fill them with Your light and Your love today. Fill them with the reminders of Who You are. May they walk in Your joy and Your life. Cause them to know that their best days are now. These are precious moments in their lives and to not take any for granted. You will exceed what they can ask for or imagine. Minister to their minds and fill them with Your peace. We thank you and Lord continue to grow them in their relationship with Jesus Christ. In Jesus’ name, Amen!


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Devotionals

His Timing is Perfect

November 27, 2019

“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. He knows better what you have need of than you ever will. Leave it in His hands and appreciate what you have. Appreciate 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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Devotionals

A Love Nugget

November 26, 2019

“The second is like to it, You shall love your neighbor as yourself [that is, unselfishly seek the best or higher good for others]” Matthew 22:39, Amplified.

“Like apples of gold in settings of silver Is a word spoken at the right time” Proverbs‬ ‭25:11‬, Amplified.

I come across a lot of people, and I find that everyone likes it when you express to them they are doing a good job, how great of a person they are, or when they are impacting your life. People, men as well, always brighten up when you do. People light up when, at the right moment, you give a good word in season to them.

Pursue not to withhold your praise of others. If someone did a good job, tell them they did. If a waiter at a restaurant or representative serves you well, compliment them, even to their manager. If someone is inspiring, tell them they are inspiring you. You never know just how much that good word will encourage them to go on. This is how we love our neighbor as ourselves in the smallest ways.

Prayer: Father, thank You for being able to love people in the smallest ways. Help me to compliment others or encourage whenever I can, even with my wife and kids too. Keep teaching me how to others as myself. I would want someone to do the same toward me. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Proverbs 12:25

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Devotionals

When the LORD blesses you

November 25, 2019

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

“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change” James 1:17, ESV.

When God blesses you, it makes you want to serve Him even more. His blessings are so good and perfect that once received, you don’t want to be blessed any other way, but by God alone.

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 God.

However, when the LORD blesses you, there will be no sorrow with it. When He blesses you, it will make you rich and full. You won’t lack. 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 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 wait on Your best. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Psalm 84:11, John 10:10

Devotionals

He will never leave you.

November 24, 2019

“It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed” Deuteronomy 31:8, ESV.

“Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you” Hebrews 13:5, ESV.

There is an overwhelming truth that can help you in the most trying times. It’s knowing that God will never leave nor forsake you. The devil will tell you that God has left 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 where you are, He will be present and always help when you call. He is Jehovah Jireh, meaning He is your Provider, and He will supply all your needs. Jesus said he is the Way; therefore, as long as he’s with you, there’s always a way to win.

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

Devotionals

He is not the author of confusion, but peace.

November 23, 2019

“For God is not the author of confusion but of peace, as in all the churches of the saints” 1 Corinthians 14:33, NKJV.

This is not only true within the order in the church, but it is true of the Lord in our lives.

God is not the author of confusion, but of peace. Confusion is based in a lack of knowledge when the Lord wants your faith to stand in knowing Him, even when you feel like you don’t have all the answers. He wants you to know who you are today and rest in it. He wants you to know you are called with a purpose, and He’s taking you somewhere in your life and rest in it.

Whenever you feel confused, stop, and ask for order and peace. As you draw closer to the Father, He will draw closer to you and give you the perspective you need. Let Him settle you in His peace, for Jesus is the great Author of your faith, and He will finish what He’s begun in you.

Prayer: Father, You are the Answer and always will be. Help me to always come to you when I feel confused about life, and let You give me peace. Give me peace today about it all. I choose you Jesus the Prince of Peace. I refuse to live in what You’re not the author of. I receive Your rest. I receive Your affirmation of who I am. I receive divine order and divine peace. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Philippians 1:6, Isaiah 9:6 & 26:3; James 1:5, Hebrews 12:2


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Taste and See that the Lord is Good!

November 22, 2019

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

I assure you, anyone you’ve heard say that God is good, they’re not making it up. He is a Way-maker and a life changer. He 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, so 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 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! Help me to put my trust in You and obey You. 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, 84:11, 100:5; Nahum 1:7


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

November 21, 2019

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

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

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

When doing a work for God, deciding on who to marry, or making a financial decision, get wisdom. In the multitude of counsel there is safety (see Prov. 11:14), so ask other godly men do they have any advice and even share any of their own experiences. You’ll be surprised at how God will speak to you through them and help you locate the exact wisdom you need for your situation.

Most of all, Jesus has been made unto us wisdom. He will speak and guide you. He is your wisdom because He is the word of God (see John 1:14). It is principal, it is foundational, to find the wisdom Jesus gives through the word, then follow his leading. Follow his peace.

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

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

Study: Proverbs 3:19, 8:11 & 35, James 1:5, Ephesians 5:14-17, Philippians 3:15

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Devotionals

He Will Help You

November 20, 2019

“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.” Psalms 121:1-2, NKJV.

If you are going through a very hard time in your life right now, pray this prayer with me today: Father God, all I can say is help me. I don’t know what to do, or where I’m going. I’m hurt, confused and all of the above. My head is barely above water. You are the greatest Help I know of and I reach out for You. I lift my eyes up to where my help comes from and it comes from You. You can do great things and I know You have for others. I ask You to do great things for me. Change the circumstance that I am in and even change me while I’m going through it. I receive Your help to persevere in these trials. I receive the hope, wisdom, and strength I need to overcome what I’m facing. I praise You and thank You for it! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Psalm 121, Psalm 40:17, John 14:16, Hebrews 4:16

Devotionals

I WILL praise the Lord!

November 19, 2019

“Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord, O my soul! While I live I will praise the Lord; I will sing praises to my God while I have my being” Psalm 146:1-2, NKJV.

Praise Him because Jesus is Lord. Praise Him because you are alive today. Give Him praise because He has a plan for your life with an expected end. Give Him praise because He is the same God.

Praise Him when things are good and praise Him when they seem bad. Praise Him when you have money. Praise Him when you don’t. Praise Him when you are healed. Praise Him if you are still going through chemotherapy. Praise Him if they are out of jail. Praise Him if they are in jail. Praise Him if they came home last night. Praise Him if they didn’t.

I don’t know what you are going through brother, but make up your mind today that you WILL praise the Lord!

Prayer: Hallelujah Lord! Father, thank You for waking me up this morning. Thank You for stirring up Your joy in me. Let it be like a fire in me. As I praise You, hear every bit of faith I have that You will see me through. I have breath and I WILL praise You! You are the same God and You are a good God. I trust You Father and I will praise You. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Psalm 7:17 & 98:1-4, 2 Samuel 6:14, 21-22 & 22:4, Jeremiah 29:11, Nehemiah 8:10

Devotionals

Be glad in the Lord!

November 13, 2019

“Be glad in the Lord and rejoice, you righteous; And shout for joy, all you upright in heart” Psalm 32:11, NKJV.

“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.

Your daily life is to be seen as time spent not worrying, but assured and glad about your mighty God. He has made your day to live and rejoice in, not die (Psalm 118:17). The Lord being in your life is your greatest blessing. By Him, life is good, abundant and meant to be enjoyed. This should continually make you glad.

You will experience tribulation; however, make the grit decision to be of good cheer. Be determined to live the one life you’ve been given happy because the Lord reigns! 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 in your life as marvelous in your eyes.

Confession: I thank the Father for His awesome, unfailing word. I make a decision be glad and I will rejoice! I’m glad God 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 me. I will rejoice and say among the nations that the Lord reigns!

Study: Psalm 118 & 119:14; John 16:33

Devotionals

You Are Free!

November 11, 2019

“Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed” John 8:36, NKJV.

If someone paid all of your financial debt, you would declare that you are debt-free. Jesus paid all of your debt of sin. He said it is finished, and now you are free.

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 under 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, confidence is free. I can do all things by the strength He provides. I am free to 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 am free to 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, for making me free!

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

Devotionals

Thank God He’s Been Patient With You!

November 10, 2019

“Bless the Lord, O my soul; and all that is within me, bless His holy name! The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in mercy” Psalm 103:1 & 8, NKJV.

I can’t say I’ve done everything right, but I thank God for being patient with me. I’m sure you can say you haven’t done everything right also, but you can mightily lift your hands and thank God that He’s been patient with you!

The Father always abounds in mercy, taking the time to teach us how to change. God is faithful to complete the work He has begun in you. He is steady working His truth down in us, a work He could easily give up on and have the right to do so. Yet, He remains determined. So should you.

Remain determined to be like Christ. There may be an area of your life that you’re struggling with, but remain determined because you will overcome. Keep getting back up, refusing to turn back. Don’t throw in the towel on yourself. Be patient as you grow in God, just as He is with you. As He is patient with you, keep this in mind, and be the same way toward others.

Prayer: Father, I thank You for being patient with me. The goodness You show me fuels my desire to change and live for You! I am a man that determined to be all that You’ve called me to be and I’m not turning back. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Psalm 86:15, Romans 2:4 & 15:5, 2 Peter 3:9

Devotionals

Remember the Outcome

November 9, 2019

“Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all My pleasure” Isaiah 46:10, NKJV.

No matter what you are going through, be reminded of the outcome. God wants our focus to be on what He said our end will be. Many times I have felt pressure all around me, yet the one thing that has kept me was the faith that victory will be on the other side.

God is going to bring you through it. You may not understand how He will do it. It may look bleak, or it may seem like it won’t ever change. Yet, know that the Lord’s outcome will prevail. Amid your challenges, your faith can only stand, your joy can only rise, your praise can only be voiced when you stop and consider what the Lord has done, and said He is going to do on your behalf.

This will steer you away from worry and keep you moving forward. It will bring you peace, contentment, and triumph within. This will encourage you to keep doing what He has instructed you to do because the outcome is in His hands, not man’s. Continue to allow the Holy Spirit to lead and guide you, even with what you are mindful of. Your outcome will be victory!

Prayer: Father, thank You for reminding me to remember the outcome that You have said will be. You are a good God. Your Word is perfect and sure. I can count on You at all points in my life. Help me to be vigilant about not worrying. I will set my mind on Jesus. I will set my mind on the outcome. Hallelujah! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Isaiah 26:3, Psalm 16:8, 18:30; Romans 15:13

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Trust the Wisdom of God

November 8, 2019

“But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy” James 3:17, NKJV.

“For whoever finds me finds life, and obtains favor from the Lord” Proverbs 8:35, NKJV.

When you are searching for the will of God, the Father gives us some powerful descriptions of His wisdom to help us identify it, including that it will first be pure. It will be morally and spiritually undefiled. It will be perfect. If you are doing it being driven by pleasing people or for perception in front of them, you can know the decision is not from God because it is not pure. If you are doing it because you seek the applause of men, if you are marrying or dating her just because of her body, it’s not gentle or pure. With all of your decisions, from what you do with your money, to what church you are planted in, let them be pure before the Lord.

If we look at every decision through the lens of God’s word, it will filter out any wrong intents and motives. As men, we want to have certain things, appear a certain way, and show that we’ve arrived. That’s what the devil wants you to do. However, that won’t deliver peace, nor what you really desire in the end. Don’t do it to please people, do it to please God. You want God’s will and favor in your life.

Prayer: Father, thank You for speaking to me. I believe this truth is going to help me make wise decisions, even in the heat of the moment. May all my decision be pure. Help me to seek Your word to help me check my intents and motives. I will not do what I do for man, but for You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: James 1:5 & 3:14-17, Psalm 15 & 84:11, Hebrews 4:12

Devotionals

Repair In Your Relationships

November 7, 2019

“This is the confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us” 1 John 5:14, NKJV.

How do you get through a situation where you use to be in a relationship with someone, but for whatever reason, it is now broken? You’ve forgiven, and you’ve done all that God’s word says to do, but it still hasn’t been put back together again. Women aren’t the only ones that need repair in relationships. Men do too.

If God can repair your soul, He can repair your relationships. It is only a matter of if it is God’s will. If He restores it, it will surely be at the right time. If He doesn’t restore it, in His sovereignty, it must be for your good. This area can be tough even for men, but you can finally let go and let God. Let His will be done. Let your trust and your joy is found in God’s will.

Prayer: Father, I thank You that you can repair and restore anything, including my relationships. You know what I want, but help me to trust and find joy in Your perfect will. Help me not to carry this anymore. Today, I let it go and let You have your way with my relationships. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Romans 8:28, Matthew 18:21-22, Ephesians 4:32, 1 Peter 4:8

Devotionals

A Man and His Treasure

November 6, 2019

“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 6:20-22, NKJV.

Jesus says where your treasure is, that’s where your heart will be. Whatever you value, hold as precious and dear to your life, is the proof of what you care for and what you invest yourself in. Wherever your time, money, resources, and efforts to acquire things are, that’s where your heart is. It is the indicator of what you truly are after in this life.

No man can hide the heart from God. No man can disguise what they treasure from God, and there are things you may be valuing that, in the end, really won’t matter. Examine what your treasure is, and if it isn’t toward heaven, begin to put it there. You have one life to live my brother. Store up good works there. Store up the good treasure of a good heart and your reward there. What you store up there will last, won’t be stolen or eaten, and most of all, that’s where you will be.

Prayer: Father, man, this hit home. I may be valuing what really doesn’t matter in the end. Help me to put my treasure in an eternal place, where it can’t be stolen or eaten. Turn my perspective, resources, and efforts toward doing good and the things that are above. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Matthew 5:6, Luke 6:45, Ephesians 2:10, 1 Timothy 6:18

Devotionals

I’ve Been There

November 5, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

Devotionals

He Gave His Life For You

November 4, 2019

“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 greatest revelation you will ever receive is that God gave Jesus, His only begotten son, to die for you, and to apply it in your everyday life. He laid down His life, so we can abundantly live ours. We exchanged our sin for His righteousness. We exchanged our weakness for His strength. He also rose, therefore, whatever your situation, you will rise too.

Once you open the gate of understanding of what Jesus did on the cross and that He lives, even in you, God will begin to pour the power of this revelation into every part of your life. He will begin to flood you with His love in every part of your life and make it easy to extend mercy and love to others, as you see just how much He did toward you. You’ll find joy and freedom because He wiped the slate clean of your past. You will find His rescuing power always at work and that God will save us in all things. He will freely give us all things. He will provide you with rest and peace about everything. You will then know that there is nothing God won’t do for you. Nothing.

Meditate on what Jesus did for you. Your life will never be the same.

Prayer: I thank You, Father, for the revelation that Jesus died and rose for me. It brings joy and peace to me that You always save. There’s nothing you won’t do for me. May this revelation help me to love like Christ. I am inspired to live free, not condemned. I am encouraged to trust and obey You. My life is yours. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: John 3:16, 2 Corinthians 5:21, Lamentations 3:22-23

Devotionals

Your Steps Are Ordered

November 3, 2019

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

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

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

You will come to realize that not some, but all of your steps are ordered by the Lord.

Regardless of what you experience or see, do not let go, do not sway, do not be discouraged from being a good man. Remain a good man that does good things because God is ordering your steps. You will find favor because He delights in your way! He’s carrying you without you even realizing it. A good man will always find success because the Lord orders His steps there.

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

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

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Devotionals

Don’t expect perfection from anyone but the Lord.

November 2, 2019

“So Jesus said to him, ‘Why do you call Me good? No one is good but One, that is, God” Mark 10:18, NKJV.

Don’t expect perfection from anyone but the Lord. I sincerely try but fall short each day. There’s only One that is infallible. There’s only One that won’t let you down.

Sometimes, we can put those closest to us or those we admire on a pedestal that only Jesus can sit in. When you sat someone high in that perfection, the fall of offense and hurt is that much greater. You expected they could do no wrong, but when they offended you, you couldn’t bear it. You set them high on a skyscraper, when they should have been set on the ground–with you.

So examine yourself. Have you cut someone out of your life because, at the root of it all, you were expecting perfection? The Message Bible says in Hebrews 11:6, “So come on, let’s leave the preschool fingerpainting exercises on Christ and get on with the grand work of art. Grow up in Christ…”. Let us go on to perfection. We aren’t perfect, but we can walk in the perfect love found in Jesus Christ. The world will see that he’s real by the love we extend to each other. They will see that God won’t leave them when they mess up and we won’t either. No one is perfect but Him.

Prayer: Father, I praise You today. Thank You for showing me not to expect anyone to be perfect but You. Perfect Your love in me and give me the courage to walk in it. Help me to forgive and restore any relationship You tell me to. They aren’t perfect, just like me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Romans 3:23, 1 John 2:5 & 4:12

Devotionals

The same power lives in you!

October 31, 2019

“And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of his Spirit who lives in you” Romans 8:11, NIV.

Jesus died for us on the cross, but the Spirit of God made him alive. He was dead, but God sent His mighty Spirit to quicken his body and he immediately rose from the grave. If the same Spirit that raised Christ from the dead now lives in you, what can’t you accomplish for God? What can’t God bring back to life in you? The same Holy Spirit, the same anointing, now lives in you!

You can be glad you aren’t in your fight alone. The same Spirit that led Jesus, will lead you. He helped Jesus fulfill his purpose, and He’s here to help you fulfill yours. You have not been given a spirit of fear, but of power, love and a sound mind. You have the same power like Jesus to overcome the enemy.

Jesus lived full of the Spirit and that was the strength of his walk with the Father. Give God praise and allow the Holy Spirit to fill you. Get in the presence of God, and let the Holy Spirit fill you. Let Him have His way. Nothing in your life has to remain the same. We have His Spirit in us.

Prayer: Father, Your Spirit is in me to give me victory and power right now. I welcome Your power in my life by Your Spirit today. Fill me Holy Spirit and anything dead in me, make it alive! By Your power, I overcome the enemy right now! You can use me to witness. You can use me to heal. Like Jesus, the same power lives in me. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Acts 1:8, Ephesians 1:18-21, 2 Timothy 1:7

Devotionals

You Can Live Again!

October 30, 2019

“But He put them all outside, took her by the hand and called, saying, “Little girl, arise.” Then her spirit returned, and she arose immediately. And He commanded that she be given something to eat” Luke 8:54-55, NKJV.

You were down, but Jesus raised you up. You were broken, but the Lord fixed you. What is in your past, it happened, but it’s gone. Like Jairus’ daughter, now you have to not only get up—but live.

The length of time we were down, or we beat ourselves up, may have been so long, that it can cause us to feel like we’re dead inside. We almost don’t remember how it feels to be alive, to be ourselves, to be happy, or to worship God and mean it, to be full of Jesus and his rest.

Begin to enjoy your life. Don’t just get up, but eat also. Even if you have to go out to eat at your favorite restaurant today as an act of your faith, then do it. You can go after His plans for you. You can live again.

Prayer: Father, I praise You today. I thank You for a great life before me. Jesus, you raised me up, and now you say live. If I have to go and eat physically at my favorite restaurant, I will, but help me not to continue to beat myself up about what I went through. I’m going to enjoy life. I’m going to live. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Luke 8:40-56

Devotionals

He’s Rerouting You

October 28, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Devotionals

His mercy is as high as the heavens

October 26, 2019

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

I don’t know what may be going on in your life, but as you wake up and begin your day when you go outside take a moment and look down at the ground. Then, look at the sky. Now consider the heavens that are billions of light-years higher than the earth. That is how great the mercy of God is toward those who reverence and serve Him.

Try to wrap your mind around it; you won’t be able to. We are all left in awe. You can’t fathom how much God loves you. No matter what you’ve done, or may do, it won’t ever exceed the lovingkindness, goodness, and favor of God.

What a God to love us like this. Surely there is good in this life for you, and surely He has a plan for you. Surely He’s going to fix it for you. The Father’s desire is that you live each day with joy and free with a mighty trust in Him and in the finished work of Christ.

Prayer: Father, thank You for Your great love toward me. I can’t fathom it. Help me to believe and receive that You’ve forgiven me of every sin. I’m truly without blemish before You. Thank You, Jesus, for giving your life for me. I receive your joy and peace today. I can live free. I can live for You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Psalm 103:1-12, 1 John 1:9

Devotionals

Let Him Reign!

October 25, 2019

“Asa did what was good and right in the eyes of the Lord his God. Therefore he said to Judah, “Let us build these cities and make walls around them, and towers, gates, and bars, while the land is yet before us, because we have sought the Lord our God; we have sought Him, and He has given us rest on every side.” So they built and prospered” 2 Chronicles 14:1 & 7, NKJV.

Early in his kingship, king Asa understood although he was king on the earth, God was King over all. He reigned, yet the Lord reigns over him. He depended on the Lord and followed Him. Because He allowed God to reign, king Asa had no wars for 36 years and had rest on every side. However, he turned away from God later in his life, and from that point forward, he had wars as king.

Never forget that although you are a strong man, the Lord reigns. Even as you get older and wiser, commit to let the Lord reign. Keep Him exalted as God and nothing, or no one else. Humbly do what is good in His eyes. Seek out the Lord and what He wants, not what you want, for your life.

When He reigns, His peace will reign in your life. You will always find yourself increase and rise above every circumstance. His success will always be established and He will give you rest on every side!

Prayer: Father, I tell You this morning that You reign! Nothing will be exalted in my life above You, not even myself. Keep this understanding before me as long as I live, that You are King. Help me to always do what is good and right in your eyes. I thank You for rest on every side. Since Jesus reigns, I reign also. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen!

Study: Psalm 47:8, 2 Chronicles 16:7-13, Ephesians 1:3, 2:4-6

Devotionals

Time to reap where you have sown.

October 21, 2019

“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. Keep pursuing God and walking upright. 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

Devotionals

You are unstoppable!

October 20, 2019

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

You weren’t meant to be stopped. You were meant to be unstoppable. You are an eagle, soaring too fast and too high to be denied your calling. The enemy and his devices cannot dwell where you are. You overcome evil with good. You are too positive to be negative. You are too humble to give room to pride. You forgive too quickly to be offended. You repent too quickly to be ashamed and condemned. You have too much favor to be refused. You have too much joy to lack strength. You have too much God to be stopped. You trust He will move for you, as you move for Him.
Yet, when you feel faint and weary, when you feel discouraged, don’t run away from God, run to Him. When you wait on the Lord, you are setting your hope and expectation in Him and His Word.

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

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

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

Devotionals

Make It Count

October 19, 2019

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

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

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

God has given you much. Most of all, He has given you His Son. Now, number your days and make it all 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. I will run for you Jesus. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen!

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

Devotionals

Keep Your Thoughts in Check

October 17, 2019

“For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down (demolition of) strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled” 2 Corinthians 10:4-6, Amplified.

Let’s say someone comes to live with you for a day, and you welcome them to make themselves at home. The moment you leave to pick up a few things from the grocery store, they begin to vandalize your house. They bust your windows, put holes in the walls, tare down your valuable wall paintings, destroy your sentimental family memorandums, and spill dark-colored juice on your expensive carpet. The bathroom sinks are damaged and food is all over the kitchen. You left for one brief moment and someone you allowed inside did the unthinkable, and now multiple repairs are needed to correct all of the damage.

This is what evil imaginations and thoughts that rise up against the knowledge of God will do. If you allow them in, they can subtly mess up your day, your mind, your joy, peace, and your faith. In time, they even can derail and rob you of God’s perfect will for your life. The knowledge of God is what we esteem and count as most valuable. It is what He has said about you, your challenges, and your future. This is why God commands us to take every thought captive and He leaves no place for any other action.

Catch yourself if you find any evil thoughts, fear and any high thing trying to develop, and think on God’s word instead. Philippians 4:8 tells us the type of thoughts to think on instead: “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.” There is an abundance of promises from God you can keep before you. Move from dwelling on what has happened, into purposely thinking on the God Who will make something happen.

Prayer: Father God, I thank you for victory over my thoughts. I cast down every vain imagination in my mind that is trying to exalt itself against the knowledge of your word and I bring every thought captive in the obedience of Christ. Help me to think about Your word and be diligent in keeping my thoughts in check. Thank you, LORD. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Devotionals

Use what’s in your hands to prosper.

October 16, 2019

“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change” James 1:17, ESV.

We all have a variety of gifts and talents in our hands, which each one of them is like a mighty seed from God. He doesn’t give them to us looking like their fruit. They don’t appear like anything you’ll be able to eat from. However, if you will trust God and believe in what He has put in you, it will turn out to be something that you’ll find to be your ministry, bring you joy and will prosper your life. It’s our sole responsibility to focus on giving ourselves wholly to our gifts, but always leave the increase to God.

Remember my brother, your gifts and talents are from the Lord, ordained and predestined to work. Like a car, God didn’t give you a lemon. Every good and perfect gift is from above, and the Lord has given you an awesome level of gifting to be used to prosper your household. Most of all, to do good in the earth for His glory. Whether you can manage people, repair, sale, good with numbers, you’re athletic, can teach, minister, sing, or build things, use what He put in your hands.

Prayer: Father, I thank You. I see what You put in my hands and I’m going to use it in a mighty way. You don’t make lemons. My gifts are just as good and as powerful as any other man. Enough with any second-guessing. This is what I’m good at. This is my passion. I receive Your help to focus and use my gifts for Your glory and to do good in the earth. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Deuteronomy 8:18, Matthew 25:14-28, Ephesians 2:10

Devotionals

Don’t Settle for Less than God’s Best

October 15, 2019

“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!

Devotionals

Happy is the man that trusts Him!

October 14, 2019

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

In the Hebrew language, the word blessed in this scripture means “how happy!” Therefore, how happy is the man that trusts in God, not in the way that seems right to man, not in the deceitfulness of riches, not in a company or person, not in an opportunity with strings attached, not in pleasures, but trusting in God is where this man will continually find abundant happiness.

The man that trusts God has decided to hear what the Lord has to say and allows that to be how He lives, how he patterns his life, and how he handles his business affairs. He obeys God and He sees, tastes and discovers that God is good, merciful, favors him, and is on his side. This is the reason this man is so blessed, so happy.

Begin to truly trust the Father with everything in your life. You’ll see He wants you to succeed. He wants you to overcome. He wants to bless you over and over. When you allow Him to be Who you pursue, rely on and follow, you will experience how good God really is.

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

Study: Psalm 144:15, 146:5

Devotionals

We speak great faith over you!

October 13, 2019

“Then David said to the Philistine, You come to me with a sword, with a spear, and with a javelin. But I come to you in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. This day the Lord will deliver you into my hand…” 1 Samuel 17:45-46, NKJV.

David was small in stature on the outside, but he had faith bigger than Goliath on the inside. The Lord was bigger than any giant he faced. That’s how he saw his God, which was the source of how he saw himself and what he believed he could do with the Lord on His side. His faith in God ministered to him to have faith in himself as well.

No matter the giant you are facing, it doesn’t bear in comparison to the size of your God. The Lord towers over your adversary, as the sun towers over the earth. He is all-powerful and has all authority, wisdom, and sovereignty. He reigns and He is more than able to deliver victory into your hands. We speak great faith over you. Fight for what is in your heart that you know to be true and know to be yours because the real giant–Jesus Christ–lives on the inside of you!

Prayer: Father, You are great and there is none like You. I will not back down from what You have spoken to me. You are on my side! Through faith in You, I will defeat the giant in my life in the name of Jesus! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Prayer: Philippians 4:13, Romans 8:31 & 10:17

Devotionals

Arise, Shine!

October 12, 2019

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

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

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

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

Prayer: Father, I’m pressing into You. I’m basking in Your light until it becomes mine. Lord make me stronger today. Direct my steps and give me courage to speak of the good news to anyone who would listen because the time of Your return is upon us Jesus. Thank You for Your sacrifice that is still so powerful even to this day. From this moment onward I deny myself as I follow You. Less of me Father, as You are glorified more in me. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

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

Devotionals

When you pray for your wife.

October 11, 2019

“Therefore, confess your sins to one another [your false steps, your offenses], and pray for one another, that you may be healed and restored. The heartfelt and persistent prayer of a righteous man (believer) can accomplish much [when put into action and made effective by God—it is dynamic and can have tremendous power].” James 5:16, Amplified

One of the greatest things you can offer your wife is when you take her by the hand and say let’s pray together. When you stop and take the lead in the middle of what your facing, and say let me pray for you. When you say baby I can tell you’re going through something–let’s pray about it together.

There is power in agreement, according to Matthew 18:19. It also shows your wife how much you love her. It shows that you care about them as you cover them as her head and protection. Also when you pray together, several things will happen. God will prompt you of any wrong you’ve done to each other and will instruct you both to ask forgiveness, He will strengthen your bond together, He will cause the enemy to flee, and He will bring supernatural peace. God will use prayer to do something supernatural in your marriage and He will answer.

Join hands with your wife and come into agreement with God and His will. The marriage you want and need is found in your time of prayer.

Prayer: Father, thank You for the power available when I take the lead and pray with my wife. I thank You for the victory we have in Christ and the power of agreement. Help us to remember that our prayers together are powerful. Help me to cover her daily in prayer. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Ephesians 5:23-26

Devotionals

Agree with God

October 11, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

Devotionals

A Message From the Lord for You

October 9, 2019

“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 You can ask for or imagine. I need your trust to be put in Me” says the Lord.

Study: Ephesians 3:20, 1 Peter 1:3, Philippians 4:19

Devotionals

Dealing with Difficulties

October 8, 2019

“Is anything too hard for the Lord? At the appointed time I will return to you, about this time next year, and Sarah shall have a son” Genesis 18:14, ESV.

In diving, there are degrees of difficult dives a swimmer can do, ranging from 1.2 to 4.8, and you have all kinds of dives that can be made. The greater the degree a diver makes, the greater the score.

Just as there are degrees of difficult dives, there are degrees of difficulties that we encounter in life. From small to great, we all have them. Yet, we handle them the same way. one thing is for sure is that on the other side of what’s difficult, there will be an even greater blessing in your life.

Run to God. When you’re dealing with something difficult, you can do one of two things: you can run from God, or you can run to Him. He is a strong tower that you can run into and find safety. He is your refuge and strength.

Give it God. Cast your care to the Lord for He cares for you. Take the entire situation to God in prayer and give it to Him, even the blame or hurt that you could have done something differently or you may have caused it.

Be led of God. The Holy Spirit is present to lead you through it. Whether He says do this, or He says be patient, set your focus on His answer and that’s what you by faith hold on to. They may appear hard for man, but He wants you to know that there’s nothing is too hard for the Lord!

Prayer: Father, thank You for helping me deal with difficult moments in my life. They may appear hard and complex for man, but nothing’s too hard for You! You are my Rock Jesus and I find my peace and strength in You. Beyond the difficult times, by faith, I believe a greater blessing is in store for me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Isaiah 41:10, Romans 8:18 & 28, 1 Peter 5:7, Galatians 5:25

Devotionals

A Man of Ambition

October 7, 2019

“Now I have prepared with all my might for the house of my God the gold for things to be made of gold, and the silver for things of silver…Moreover, because I have set my affection to the house of my God, I have of mine own proper good, of gold and silver, which I have given to the house of my God, over and above all that I have prepared for the holy house” 1 Chronicles 29:2-3, KJV.

David prepared with all of his might to aid his son in building God’s house. He encouraged the people to give and they willingly did. He gave more out of his own goods than what was gathered to build God a house. It lets us know David’s ambition, his drive to be successful, was intense toward completing this holy work.

When our affection is set on building God’s kingdom, on doing a work for Him, our actions, our giving, our pace, and our time will show it. Above all, our actions will reflect our ambition. With the work of God, take inventory if you are preparing for it with all of your might. Examine your drive toward it coming to pass and why.

You are valuable and you have much to offer. God made you great. You are called to complete a holy work and you are equipped to do it, yet your ambition, your drive, is what the devil wants to be dormant. He doesn’t want your ambition to catch on fire. A man of ambition will climb high and dig deep to do what is in his heart. A man of ambition will pull away from his past mistakes to God’s success ahead. A man of ambition will start with whatever God has put in his hands right now and build something.

Make any adjustments needed and ask God to make you a driven man, because your ambition is needed to complete God’s work.

Prayer: Father, thank You for Your Word. I set my affection on You. Examine me and my drive toward the work You have called me to. Whether deep down I don’t believe or I’m afraid, deal with my heart Lord. Build my ambition Lord. Set me on fire! Make me a man of ambition. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: 1 Chronicles 29, Hebrews 12:1-2

Devotionals

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

October 6, 2019

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

God’s Word says surely goodness and mercy will follow you all the days of your life. Surely is a very strong expression made by a strong God regarding His own goodness and mercy. It is certain. It is guaranteed. There’s no doubt or question about it. Somehow, someway, in the midst of it all, He’s going to be good to you.

Their assignment is to follow you and bless you! Follow you and uphold you. 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 patient 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

Devotionals

Walking in Love

October 5, 2019

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

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

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

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

Study: 1 Corinthians 13:1-8

Devotionals

Give me an ear to hear You.

October 4, 2019

“He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches” Revelation 2:29, NKJV.

Jesus was speaking, directing, and addressing the state of several local churches by the Holy Spirit in those times, and the Holy Spirit is speaking to us today. It is important to hear what God is saying by His Spirit to His church collectively, your local church and individually to you. It is important to know how His Spirit is moving right now so you can move with Him.

What do you hear the Holy Spirit saying to you right now? What He is saying about this season of your life? What should be your focus? What is He saying is to come in your life? Take the time to pray and hear what His Spirit is saying. Just like a radio, you want to be plugged in, tuned in with an ear to hear now more than ever before.

Prayer: Father, thank You for Your Spirit that is speaking to me and the Body of Christ. I want to be in tune with how You are moving so I can move with You. Give me an ear to hear what Your Spirit is saying to me, and to hear how to advance the kingdom in these crucial times. Help me to hear clearly what You are saying to me so I can walk in Your perfect will and in victory. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Revelations 2, John 16:13

Devotionals

Choose to Love Her

October 2, 2019

“My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.” John 15:12

“Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them.” Colossians 3:19

I choose to love my wife. I am not saying that my wife does everything right. I’m not saying I do everything right either. Yet, I have made a decision to love her and she has made a choose to love me, and it ultimately gets us through the tough moments in marriage.

When you choose to love them, it demands a certain response along with it. If you love God, you keep His commandments. If you choose to love your spouse, forgive them. You’ll be patient and kind. If you love them, choose to do the things for them that you would desire them to do for you. Choose to love your spouse, not only when you walked down the aisle and you both looked like you could say or do not wrong. Decide to love them not only on that day, but every day. Choose to love them when they hurt your feelings but didn’t mean it. Choose to love them in those times when they didn’t communicate.

It’s your choice to love each other that will get you through from where you are, to where God desires your marriage to be.

Prayer: Father, I give You all the glory and all the praise this morning. Thank You Jesus for being my Savior and Lord. Help me Father to choose to love my spouse each day. Get us through this tough moment by walking in Your unconditional love. Right now, I choose to love them. May You be glorified in our marriage and I thank You for getting our marriage to where you desire it to be. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Challenge: Read 1 Corinthians 13 with your wife.

Devotionals

His goodness will help you change.

October 1, 2019

“Or do you despise the riches of His goodness, forbearance, and longsuffering, not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance?” Romans 2:4, NKJV.

As I wake up this morning, I looked at all the God has done and was doing in my life, I couldn’t help but realize that God has been good to me, even when I didn’t deserve it. He’s been so good that He’s breaking me down. It is bringing me to a point of change, to a point of yes, to where I can’t help but follow Jesus anywhere.

I believe He is doing the same in your life. His goodness, even in the times you were the least deserving of it, He’s being good even more. He keeps blessing you. Let the goodness of God help you and break you down as a man. Let it help bring you joy, peace and an assurance that everything will be alright in your life. Let it bring you to a place of repentance, to a point of yes to Jesus, to a point of change.

Prayer: Father, I praise You and I thank You for being good to me. Through even my ups and downs, You are showing that You love me and are for me. Your kindness, patience and mercy toward me is overwhelming me. Help me to see how good You are being in my life, and may it bring me to a point of yes, to a point of change. I”ll follow you Jesus. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Romans 2:3-5, 1 John 4:19

Devotionals

Has Your Brook Dried Up?

September 30, 2019

“And the ravens brought him bread and flesh in the morning, and bread and flesh in the evening; and he drank of the brook. And it came to pass after a while, that the brook dried up, because there had been no rain in the land” 1 Kings 17:6-7, NKJV.

The brook symbolizes a place of God’s supernatural provision, favor and blessings. The brook is great when favor is pouring and blessings are overflowing there…until it drys up.

Some of us may be experiencing a dried up brook. It is a hard truth when you realize your hardship isn’t due 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 something new is 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

Devotionals

Talk Victory

September 27, 2019

“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, 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

Devotionals

He is Faithful

September 26, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

Devotionals

Take the First Step

September 25, 2019

“So Jesus said to them, “Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you” Matthew 17:20, NKJV.

The hardest step for many of us is the first one. When you received Jesus, you stepped out of who you were, into a new person in Christ. You step out of your sin and into His righteousness. Salvation and all that comes with it is yours, including the love of God, joy, peace, and power. Words just cannot explain, yet you are not the same. It all came from one pivotal decision, one step of faith.

This is our model for entering into God’s promises in our day-to-day living. It takes a step of faith to decide to live holy. It takes a step of faith to forgive a trusted friend or mentor, to love again, to start a business or ministry, even if you’ve failed before, or to continue applying for a job when the odds are against you. His direction affirms He is with you and there is nothing too hard for Him. He will bless you, yet you have to start somewhere. If you don’t start, you’ll never see Him help you finish.

Prayer: Father God, I thank You for your word to me. I make the first step to believe and yield to You, and I trust You will step in with Your ability to help me. Help me move from fear into faith. Help me step out of bondage into freedom. Help me step out of selfishness, into Your love. Help me step out of weakness and into Your strength. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Jeremiah 32:17

Devotionals

He Believes in You

September 24, 2019

“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 has started a photography business. He had been doing photography here and there for 10 years, yet for some reason at the 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 is blessing him greatly.

You may have something on your heart that you’ve been wondering can you really do. If you’ve never heard anyone tell you that they believe in you, God tells you now that He believes in you. 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 anyway. It may very well be the very turning point of your life, and most of all, a 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 that you need to hear.

Prayer: Father, I praise You alone 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 it. Help me to receive it and walk by faith in everything You’ve called me to. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen!

Devotionals

Use your faith right where you are.

September 23, 2019

“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, KJV.

God is going to come right where you are. You will see His reward right where you are. You will see Him move right where you are. You are looking for answers, it is right in the use of your faith. You are looking for increase financially, it is right in the use of your faith.

When you wake up in the morning, it takes using your faith to say God wants me to pray and spend time in His Word, but it appears I have things to do that are important. You have to use your faith and say God says nothing is more important than to begin my day seeking Him and I will have faith that He will take care of me.

When you feel like you don’t know what to do, what decision to make, or where to turn. Use your faith and say I know I have friends, but God tells me if I need wisdom, if I need to know what to do, I can come to Him and He will answer me. I don’t have to figure it out, He already has it figured out.

Right where you are, use your faith!

Prayer: Father, I thank You for giving us all a measure of faith. Help me to use it today. Grow it by Your Word today. Guide me by Your Spirit. I will rely on and put my total trust in You. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Romans 10:17, 12:13

Devotionals

Receive your right-standing with God

September 22, 2019

“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 have been declared righteous. When God looks at you, He sees Jesus. When God looks at you, He sees no sin. There is no sin that the blood of Jesus has not removed far away from you. Jesus has set you at peace, at one again, with the Father, and there is nothing in between you and God.

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.

Don’t receive condemnation, guilt or unworthiness, but receive your right-standing with God. Let it impact the strength and confidence of your prayer life. Send to heaven your prayers and watch Him answer you because you have been made righteous!

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

Devotionals

Water Someone Else’s Life

September 21, 2019

“The generous soul will be made rich, and he who waters will also be watered himself. Proverbs 11:25, NKJV.

There have been countless of times I was given hope while giving hope to someone else. I was encouraged, while encouraging. As I became a blessing in someone’s life, that’s when my blessing came. My prayers were answered when I prayed for someone else, even sometimes that very person God used to be the answer for me in return.

Give out what you need. The amplified version says, “the generous man [is a source of blessing and] shall be prosperous and enriched, and he who waters will himself be watered [reaping the generosity he has sown].”

It may be hard to give the water you have, but give it any way, and you’ll get more. If you have a need, water someone else today and God will miraculously water you.

Confession: It may sound crazy, but the generous soul is made rich. I will give out what I need to come into my own life. According to His word, I trust as I water others, God will water me. I will seek someone else’s interest today beyond my own. These times call for a display of selflessness and unconditional love. I am God’s vessel and I will allow Him to pour through me today.

Study: Matthew 6:33

Devotionals

Sometimes, it can be tough being a man

September 20, 2019

“And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong” 2 Cor. 12:9-10, NKJV.

You’re a man, a father, and a husband. You have to make your wife and children are happy. You work to provide. You’re a leader of your family. You make weighty direction decisions. You’re a protector. Even when something breaks, in some cases, you’re the repair man. Where you go in life, whether good or bad, right or left, so the family goes too. You are the one God put in charge to get your family there.

Sometimes, it is down right tough being a man. As the Lord said to Paul, He says to you–My 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 way you can be it all. You can’t do it without His grace, and He designed it that way.

Pray and be humble each day before God and glory in your weakness, so then He can step in with wisdom and strength. Remain connected to Christ. He created us to find our Source and Strength in Him.

Prayer: Father, it’s tough sometimes, but Your grace is sufficient. I stand with me weak before You. 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 strength to be it. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Devotionals

Your Source Comes First

September 19, 2019

“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 to work, 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 today 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 are 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, 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 the money. Yes, you need the deal. However, you need the will of God more.

Confession: God is my source for all things. Nothing is more important then 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

Devotionals

You won’t be able to contain it all

September 18, 2019

“God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us” Ephesians 3:20, MSG.

There are so many blessings ahead of you, and you won’t be able to contain it all! So much God is about to do in your life. So many times you are going to say I was just thinking about that and God did it. So much favor you will have with man.

There is so much God is setting you on fire for. There is going to be change in you that you won’t be able to explain. You won’t be able to comprehend how the Father is doing what He is going to do in you. The Holy Spirit’s voice you are going to recognize even more. He is going to do exceedingly and abundantly beyond what you can ask or think, according to the power, His Spirit, that is at work in you.

Keep an expectation of God that you won’t just see it, but you will seize it. There is an outpouring and you won’t be able to contain it all!

Prayer: Father, thank You! I am so excited about what You are about to do, even doing right now in my life. You are going to do far beyond my wildest dreams. You are going to blow my mind. Help me to listen, and with courage, obey the leading of Your Spirit. I won’t be able to contain all, and I praise You now for it. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Devotionals

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

September 17, 2019

“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

Devotionals

Go Forward

September 15, 2019

“And the LORD said unto Moses, Wherefore criest thou unto me? Speak unto the children of Israel, that they go forward” Exodus 14:15, KJV.

Don’t stay in the place of what I call the “In Between”. This is the place of indecision. It is the place we wrestle between two opinions. We are in between God’s promises and what we must leave behind, even our inadequacies. Israel had the same dilemma, as they made their exodus from Egyptian slavery into the promise land (Exodus 14:9-12). While escaping, they arrived at the Red Sea and it appeared they couldn’t go any farther. Their enemy was behind them, the Red Sea in front of them and they know they can’t stay where they are. They faced a life-changing moment of decision at the Red Sea. We all will have our own Red Sea.

At this moment, God instructs Moses to use the rod in his hand He had already given him to split the Red Sea. In essence, God was telling Moses the way is already made. God’s way is not made by man’s hands, but His own, which we may not understand or see every time. Yet, God says go forward and then you will see what I have done. Your Red Sea will split before you, and what appears impossible for us to overcome, isn’t for our Father.

The thoughts of wondering of how will God help you, how will they respond, are you good enough, how will you get the resources, will it work, and you have no clue what I am doing will surely come. Yet in the face of it all, God’s response to you is as it was to Moses: Go forward.

Prayer: Father, I thank You and I know You are telling me to go forward with what You want me to do. I can’t stay here any longer. I will do what You’ve called me to do. Today I say yes, I will go forward! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Exodus 14:9-12

Devotionals

Through it All, Wait on Him!

September 14, 2019

“I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!” Psalm 27:13-14, ESV.

You don’t have to worry. God is in control and on the throne. He takes care of all of His children, even at the right time.

In His timing, He always will bring the best out of a situation, the best out of you and the greatest blessing to you. He is perfect in regarding the work He performs in us. He is sovereign, and even when it doesn’t appear any good will come out of your test or pain, He brings you through it, and uses it to create the masterpiece of your life.

I have always found God to be faithful to His Word, even when it didn’t look like it. He’s been mighty, even when I had no strength, yet had no idea that He was actually carrying me. I would have given up, except that I knew that He was good. Just know that He is forming Christ in you, and in time, you will understand.

Therefore, wait on the Lord! This isn’t the waiting like sitting in a waiting room dental office. This means to have an expectation of Him. Expect Him to do what He said He will do. Expect Him to keep His covenant. Don’t faint because you will see His goodness toward you. He is a good God. So take courage, and through it all, wait on the Lord!

Prayer: Father, you are good! I’m going through some things, even some pain, but I will trust You! Something awesome will come out of this, even more of Jesus formed in me. I will not faint now because I believe You are a good! I will expect to receive Your best. I choose to take courage and wait on You. In Jesus name I pray, Amen!

Study: Genesis 50:20, Ecclesiastes 3:11

Devotionals

Jesus is The Way, Truth and Life

September 13, 2019

“Thomas said to Him, “Lord, we do not know where You are going, and how can we know the way?” Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me” John 14:5-7, NKJV.

There is a way. There is the truth. There is life. Jesus is all three of them. All of them are found only in him. You don’t have to look any further than Christ for the way to the Father, for how to have a blessed life, the way to handle your situation, or the way to live.

He is the Word of God that walked among us, the Truth and any other or evil spirit, is a lie. What Jesus says is true and what he says about you is true. If you are looking for life, he will bring life to your marriage, life to your days, and gives eternal life. He has peace because he is the Prince of Peace. He is your Wisdom and He is your Righteousness.

Like walking on an old country, one-way road, you may feel sometimes like turning around and taking the highway, the broad way, but don’t turn around now. You have found the Way and he wants you to continue walk in it.

Prayer: Father, I give You praise. I’m encouraged because Jesus you are the Way. You are the truth and the life. It gets tough sometimes, but help me to continue to walk with you. Without fail my end will always be life and life more abundantly because I live for you. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

Study: John 1:1 & 14, 10:10; 1 Corinthians 1:30, Matthew 7:13-14

Devotionals

Nothing Can Stop a Submitted Man

September 12, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

Devotionals

Fly

September 11, 2019

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

There is a law of gravity always at work in the earth. Yet, there is a law of lift and thrust that can supersede the law of gravity, creating man’s ability to fly.

The devil’s chains have been broken. Your past failures, or current challenges can’t hold you down. Guilt and people can’t hold you down. There is a law, the law of the Spirit of life that supersedes and is much stronger then the law of sin and death, and you are free from it. When you add your faith and move with Him, you will see that you are an eagle and you can fly.

Refuse to remain on the runway of life, when you know God has more for your life. You may have never flown, but you are about to. It’s time to leave that comfortable zone and soar. It’s time to fly!

Prayer: Father, thank You for lifting me up with Your word. You’ve freed me from all sin and fear. I am free to be who You created me to be, and You are with me. Help me to leave what’s comfortable and safe. Help me to do my part and by faith move with Your Spirit. It’s time to fly. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Romans 8:1-3, Hebrews 11:8-9, Isaiah 40:31

Devotionals

Fly

September 11, 2019

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

There is a law of gravity always at work in the earth. Yet, there is a law of lift and thrust that can supersede the law of gravity, creating man’s ability to fly.

The devil’s chains have been broken. Your past failures, or current challenges can’t hold you down. Guilt and people can’t hold you down. There is a law, the law of the Spirit of life that supersedes and is much stronger then the law of sin and death, and you are free from it. When you add your faith and move with Him, you will see that you are an eagle and you can fly.

Refuse to remain on the runway of life, when you know God has more for your life. You may have never flown, but you are about to. It’s time to leave that comfortable zone and soar. It’s time to fly!

Prayer: Father, thank You for lifting me up with Your word. You’ve freed me from all sin and fear. I am free to be who You created me to be, and You are with me. Help me to leave what’s comfortable and safe. Help me to do my part and by faith move with Your Spirit. It’s time to fly. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Romans 8:1-3, Hebrews 11:8-9, Isaiah 40:31

Devotionals

Our Champion

September 10, 2019

“For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin” Hebrews 4:15, NKJV.

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 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. No one else may know you, but He sincerely knows what it’s like as a man to be tempted in every imaginable way. He also knows how to overcome it. If you are struggling, you can do it through him. He can and will be your champion.

Confession: Jesus was tempted at all points and did not sin. He is my Lord and King. He is my champion. He will show me and help me do the same. I believe and receive that He can help me to champion over sin. He overcame! Through Him, I can and will overcome any sin in my life today.

Study: 2 Corinthians 2:14, 1 John 5:4-5, Romans 6:6-7 & 14

Devotionals

You must decrease, so He can increase.

September 9, 2019

“He must increase, but I must decrease” John 3:30, NKJV.

“For it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure” Philippians 2:13, NKJV.

It can be difficult to move yourself from doing what you want to do. 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 could increase. The more you decrease, the more He can increase, birthing the results you are looking for.

There are things that we just flat out don’t want to do. 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. It is the key to every victory, every inward fight. He will work in you what you can’t do, what you can’t manufacturer– the will and the ability to do what pleases Him.

Prayer: Father, increase in my life, and I must decrease before You. Only You can work in me the desire and the ability to do Your good pleasure. I humble myself and I decrease, so You can increase in my life, so Your Spirit can lead me. Give me the strength to accept what Your will. Increase Lord and birth the greatest results in my walk with You! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Luke 22:41-43

Devotionals

Lord Have Your Way

September 8, 2019

“Show me Your ways, O Lord; teach me Your paths.” Psalms 25:4, NKJV.

Your way may on the surface appear better or even more sure, but there is nothing like allowing God to have His way in your life. In His hands He holds life, good instruction, wisdom, success, and strength. In His will is where your desires get met. Everything you could ever dream of, He will exceed your expectations because He is just that good.

Your way won’t work. Let God do what He desires to do in your life. Don’t restrain Him or hold Him back. Let His Spirit fill you and use you today. Let His praise flow from your mouth and make Him big in your circumstance. Let Him do what He wants to do, even if that involves launching what’s in your heart, or confidently being who He made you to be. Let Him have His way.

Prayer: Father, thank You for another day and I ask that You have Your way. Your will be done Father. Have Your way in me. Have Your way with what You’ve put in me. Have Your way in my children. Have Your way in my wife. Have Your way in the earth. I surrender to You and allow You to use me in a mighty way. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Luke 22:42, Acts 16:25-26

Devotionals

He’s At Work in You

September 7, 2019

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

As I was driving to work, I seen a large construction site with all kinds of bulldozers, excavators and more preparing the ground and the infrastructure for what was about to be built.

God does the same with us. He has exactly in mind what He wants to build and He has begun His work in you. It may not feel good. You may find yourself getting up again and again. It may not look pretty, yet He is at work in your life.

You may want the end result, but He wants the infrastructure. He’s preparing your ground for something He’s bringing to pass in your life. Be encouraged to let Him continue His construction and don’t leave the site. Don’t stop His work because it is good work. With the right infrastructure, with the right foundation of Christ in you, He will help you build anything in your life.

Prayer: Father, I thank You. Keep working in me. Complete the work You are doing in my life. I won’t leave the site. Sometimes, it doesn’t feel good, but You are good. Form Christ in me. Help me to understand this season and what You desire to build, and let You have Your way. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Matthew 7:24-26, Psalm 118:22, 2 Corinthians 4:17, James 1:2-4

Devotionals

Realize how precious this time is.

September 6, 2019

(A Joint Devotional from the writers of Sons and Daughters of the King Daily Devotionals)

“My times are in Your hands; deliver me from my enemies and from those who pursue me” Psalm 31:15, Berean Study Bible.

Bernard: The days we are in, they are precious. We won’t get them back.

Kesha: Yes, I keep hearing the words “time” and “precious.” I keep hearing God say this is a precious time in your life; don’t just let it blow by you. Just like when we were in college and when we were dating, we look back at those days and say to ourselves, that was a precious time in our lives.

Bernard: Yes, when we realize how precious those days were, we realize how precious these days are that we’re in now. You may not have maximized last year, but you can maximize this year. You may not have maximized yesterday, but you can maximize today. The plans, the dreams, the inklings of what can be, decide to do them. Do it for God, do it for the lost, do it for yourself because one day there will be no more time left.

Prayer: Father, we thank you for speaking to both your sons and your daughters. This time is precious for your people, Lord. We pray that you help us to realize how precious these days are and maximize them. Together, we receive your grace and your power to make an impact in this world for your glory. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

(Read Ecclesiastes 3:1)

Devotionals

True worship is with your life.

September 5, 2019

“But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth” John 4:23-24, NKJV.

A lot of times when we think about what true worship is, we think of it as physically bowing down on our knees and laying prostrate before the Lord. Yet, true worship to God is reverence to Him by bowing down in our heart and walking according to His truth. We exalt God not only by lifting our hands, but we lift up our lives. It extends beyond a Wednesday or Sunday service. It’s a daily service, and God is seeking such to worship Him in spirit and in truth.

As Satan did with Jesus, he will offer you the world for your priceless true worship. He wants you to bow down to him and what this world can give. Yet, tell Satan to get behind you! God says there should be no other gods before Him and only Him will you live for. There will be no sin, no thing, no money, or fame, that you will exalt and put before the Almighty God that saved you and redeemed you. He has been good to you and always will bring you into great places in your life.

Receive the charge as a man to truly worship the Father in this hour. Don’t allow anything to sidetrack you.

Prayer: Father, thank You and help me to always worship You. Help me to recognize if I have exalted anything in my life in worship, instead of You. I will worship You as God and God alone. Jesus is King. You will remain the head of my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

“And he said to Him, “All these things I will give You if You will fall down and worship me.” Then Jesus said to him, “Away with you, Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only you shall serve.'” Matthew 4:9-10, NKJV.

Devotionals

Own Your New Day

September 3, 2019

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

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

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

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

Study: Psalm 118, Ephesians 3:20

Devotionals

You’re Not a Stranger, You’re Family

September 2, 2019

“Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God” Ephesians 2:19, NKJV.

When you consider a stranger, you don’t know them. You don’t talk to them, let alone they can come into your house, reach into your refrigerator and get something to eat. Yet, someone of your household can reach in and get whatever they need–because of who they are.

You are a son of God, and He knows you by name. Old things have passed away, and all things have become new. You were far away, but now you have been brought near to Him. Whatever your Father has if it is according to His will, it’s already yours. Jesus paid a heavy price not for you to remain foreign, but to draw closer into the family of God, hold tight to a body of believers and get to where God has for your life together.

You’re not a stranger, you’re family.

Prayer: Father, I give You praise and I thank You. I’m no longer a stranger to You, but I’m in Your household. Help me to love on my real family today, and treat them like You would treat them. By Your love and mercy that I walk in, I pray others see how much You love them. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Ephesians 2:11-22; 2 Corinthians 5:7; Romans 12:2; James 2:17

Devotionals

More of Him

September 1, 2019

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

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

Desire more of His will and His word. Desire more of His love. Desire more of His counsel. Want more of His results in your life. There’s wisdom that only He can provide you. There’s valleys that only Jesus can carry you across. There are fears that only He can get you beyond. There are walls that only He can breakthrough.

Come to the end of having more of you. You’ve found that you can only do so much, you can only reach so far, you only have so much ability. Count everything else rubbish in comparison to Jesus Christ. Desire more of Him.

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

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

Devotionals

Nothing Like His Presence!

August 31, 2019

I’ve been in the presence of a lot of people, but no one’s presence gives me a full joy, a full perspective of my hope and victory like the Lord. In His presence, there is an exceeding gladness that can’t be compared. It’s not 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 fullness of joy!

How do you get into God’s presence? It is the same as it is naturally–you come to Him. One way to come to 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. When He is present before you, everything that seemed heavy becomes light. His love, His power, His comfort, and His strength will put you back together again.

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, seek His presence today. Being in the presence of God will refresh your soul. He is all that you need.

Prayer: Father, I praise You! I come before You and I will not rush either. There’s nothing like being in Your presence and in it there’s fullness of joy! Let me 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 Jesus Christ. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Hebrews 4:16, Matthew 11:28, Romans 5:1-2

Devotionals

You will sit at the King’s table

August 29, 2019

“Jonathan, Saul’s son, had a son who was lame in his feet. He was five years old when the news about Saul and Jonathan came from Jezreel; and his nurse took him up and fled. And it happened, as she made haste to flee, that he fell and became lame. His name was Mephibosheth” 2 Samuel 4:4, NKJV.

Mephibosheth was the son of Jonathan, David’s closest friend. He was mistakenly dropped when he was five years old and he became lame. Yet, David sought him out and found him. He brought him from dwelling in Lodebar–a place without pasture–into a place of restoration of everything that belonged to Jonathan’s father, he had no lack and he ate at the king’s table for the rest of his days.

If we’re honest, some of us men are just as Mephibosheth. Did someone drop you? Meaning, did someone fail to give you what you needed to walk in everything God has planned for you? They may not have meant to, but they did. Ultimately, they fell short of giving you some important things as a man in life that could have made your course a lot smoother, a little better.

Yet, as David did with Mephibosheth, so has the Jesus done for you. He sought you out and found you. God sent His Son Jesus to remove your sin, to find you in a place without a pasture and carry you into a place of where there is restoration, no lack and you will sit at the King’s table all of your days. No matter what happened, He will make your life what it should be. Keep walking with the Lord and what seemed like couldn’t be turned around, what door couldn’t be opened, what couldn’t be changed in you, He will do it. The Father will make your latter better than your beginning.

Prayer: God, I was made lame and lacked many things as a man. As a result, I made some mistakes in life. Made some wrongs turns. Yet, like Mephiboseth You have picked me up Jesus. Be a Father to me and open doors of favor for me. I thank You for healing my life now. My end will be I will not lack and I will eat at the King’s table all my days. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: 2 Samuel 9:5-13

Devotionals

Recognize His Grace

August 27, 2019

“But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace toward me was not in vain. On the contrary, I worked harder than any of them, though it was not I, but the grace of God that is with me” 1 Corinthians 15:10, ESV.

I was asking God to help me get something completed one night and I was very tired. For some reason I woke up early the next morning awake with strength. I felt good and rested, and I wondered how could this be? Then the Holy Spirit said, “You asked for My help. Now, you can get up and finish your project, or you can remain in bed. The choice is up to you, but I’m supplying you with the grace to do it.”

It was tough because the bed felt very good. I laid in bed for a moment, deciding to cooperate with the grace or not. Then, I got up and finished my work.

Recognize when His grace is operating and moving in your life. The Lord will answer your prayers and lead You by way of the grace He provides. The Lord will answer you by supplying His strength to do His will. He will give you the words to boldly say. He will even move on your heart with His love to respond to your wife. When He moves, be encouraged to yield and move humbly with Him, because His grace will be more than enough, but the choice to obey will still be up to you.

Prayer: Father, I give praise for waking me up today. You are a good God! Help me to recognize when Your grace is at work. Help this man to learn to function and flow with Your grace. Your grace is sufficient and abounds toward my life. I thank You for even the help to obey You also. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: James 4:6, 2 Timothy 2:1, Isaiah 40:31

Devotionals

A Man’s Greatest Wisdom

August 26, 2019

“Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man” Ecclesiastes 12:13, NKJV.

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom…” Psalm 111:10, NKJV.

With the exception of Jesus, the wisest man to walk the earth was Solomon. Of everything he knew, this is what he said about life itself: “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.” Out of all this wise man could say, who had all the riches ever that you could want, the most important thing he would tell you was to fear God and keep his commandments.

Selah–pause and think on that for a moment.

Solomon had been there and seen it all. He had done it all. Yet, this was his conclusion about life and the whole duty of man. If you center your life around anything, center it around this–reverence and honor God, and keeping His commandments. We have a glimpse of the God that he’s talking about because He is the One that sits in a position to judge (and will judge) everything, good or evil that we do.

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of a man’s wisdom. Wisdom begins there because it establishes who God is, and what a man should live for above everything else. Everything else begins to have a lesser meaning and what’s important day-by-day rises above material things and great gain.

Prayer: Father, You are the One that gives life. You are the One with all power and wisdom. Everything I see You made and I give You the reverence due Your name. Help me humble myself and do my duty as a man, to fear You like I should and keep Your commandments. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Psalm 25:14, Proverbs 9:10

Devotionals

It’s okay if you’re not struggling.

August 24, 2019

“Let them shout for joy and be glad, who favor my righteous cause; and let them say continually, ‘Let the Lord be magnified, Who has pleasure in the prosperity of His servant’ ” Psalm 35:27, NKJV.

Sometimes, there is a misconception that as a believer you should always be going through a hard time. If everything is going well, then something is wrong. We’ve all been there. I’ve had to deal with handling not the times that I’ve struggled in my walk and in my life. I can do that well. I know how to suffer well, but I have to and I’m learning how to reign well. Because the truth is everybody isn’t struggling.

If you’re not struggling, or going through tough times, it’s okay. When what you’ve prayed for arrives in your life, praise God for it, enjoy it and it’s okay to do so. He brought you a long way. As you sit in your Promised Land, it’s a blessing to have gone through your wilderness, and now God says enjoy your prosperity–enjoy your peace.

This is the Father’s expected end for every son and He takes pleasure in the prosperity of His servant. Be abundantly grateful and allow God to use you, to your life to be a testimony to let someone else know that’s in a tough situation that God will bring them out also.

Prayer: Father, thank You for encouraging me to enjoy where You’ve brought me. I’m a believer and I’m blessed, and it’s okay. Now, use me to strengthen my brothers. Use me, in any way I can, to help someone else through their struggle. Make me a blessing today. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Jeremiah 29:11, Luke 6:38, 22:32, 3 John 1:2

Devotionals

Stay excited about what He’s doing in your life

August 23, 2019

“And He said, ‘The kingdom of God is as if a man should scatter seed on the ground, 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…but when the grain ripens, immediately he puts in the sickle, because the harvest has come'” Mark 4:26-29, NKJV.

There’s something about excitement. You are expecting what you know is on the way and it maintains your joy. You are expecting what God is going to manifest in your life, and you know He has told you that the time is now for what you have been waiting for.

Be excited about your growth in Christ and the increase God is about to deliver into your hands. Be excited about all the preparation you have done to walk in your ministry. As crops in the field, God is showing you hints and glimpses of what is to come. It is on the inside of you, stirred up on the inside of you that God is about to do something great in your life. You may not know exactly how. You may not know exactly when. Yet, you know right now God is about to do it for you.

You may have had some rough times, but you have reached the place where you’ve settled in your heart that no matter what, you will trust the Lord. You will trust the way that He’s bringing His will to pass. You said I will sow into God’s kingdom and continue to sow His word in me. You have turned the corner, and there is an excitement that you can’t explain, nor contain. God is taking you from a man of insecurity, to a man of faith. From a man of shame, to a man redeemed. From a fearful man, to a man of love. There is no telling where God is taking your life now, and it is something to be excited about.

Prayer: Thank You Lord this morning! I am excited about what You about to do! I love You and I am grateful man. You are up to something and I know it on the inside. I am leaping on the inside. Continue to lead me Holy Spirit. This is a precious time in my life, even beyond the rough times I have had, You have still brought me to a place of blessings. Hallelujah! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Read: Psalm 37:4, 145:15, 1 Corinthians 2:9-10

Devotionals

Rise!

August 20, 2019

“For a righteous man may fall seven times and rise again, but the wicked shall fall by calamity.” Proverbs 24:16, NKJV.

For a just man, falling is not final. Who are the just? It is those who’s sins have been taken away through Jesus. You may have fallen down, but you are just. You get back up. You rise. A just man will never stay down because he is reminded that God is with him. He knows goodness and mercy follows him all the days of his life, and God’s mighty hand will always help him up.

If you’ve fallen, rise from your place and take your seat as being seated in heavenly places in Christ Jesus. Set your heart to receive God’s abundant grace and know that His plan is always intact. He has a plan already prepared for your comeback and your ultimate victory. You must not remain there as the wicked, those who are without a good Father in God.

You are God’s man and you are needed in these times. Your wife needs you. Your children need you. Turn away from any condemnation, shame or regret. Let the joy of the Lord be your strength. Let it empower you to rise.

Confession: I choose to not wallow in my mistakes, but rise with joy and the knowledge of God’s acceptance of me. I serve a merciful and faithful God. Since He’s not condemning me, I will not either. I get back up! I am the just, and I am who God says I am. I rise from every circumstance. I am needed in these times. God’s plan for me will never change, and surely I have restoration ahead. I will never quit on the LORD because He never quit on me. I will praise Him! I rise!

Study: 1 John 1:9, Psalm 23, Romans 8:1-1

Devotionals

People are ready to receive Jesus

August 18, 2019

“Then He said to His disciples, ‘The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest’ ” Matthew 9:37-38, NKJV.

I went out to meet someone about something I was considering buying on Facebook. I didn’t like it, but he said he could get more so I was cool with it. Then, I just very casually asked him was he a christian? He said no, and began to laugh and smile. So I pulled out my phone and took him through some scriptures about our need for Jesus, and that God gave him as a solution for us. I asked him would he like to be saved today? He said yes. I then prayed a prayer of salvation with him. He said, “Man, I feel good! Thank you!” Low and behold he told me He had been thinking about it, but just hadn’t done anything.

You may not realize it, but more than you know there are people that the Lord has already been dealing with. He’s already been been talking to them and they are ready to receive Jesus. They are ready to change. The harvest is ready, and He simply brings you across their path to bring them to Him.

Prayer: Thank You Father! You are good! You desire to bring people to receive Jesus, and there are people that are ready. You’ve already been dealing with their hearts. Give me a hearing ear Holy Spirit when You want to use me and help me share Jesus with them. Give me courage and boldness, and most of all, Your great love for people. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: 1 Corinthians 3:7, Acts 8:26-39, Acts , Romans 10:9-10

Devotionals

Will you still serve Him?

August 17, 2019

“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 walked through the wilderness, and God allowed them to, to humble them and prove their heart to see if they would still serve Him.

Are you like the Israelites who lost faith the moment things became difficult, or are you like His servant Job who after losing much, still bowed down and worshiped the Lord? Will you let go of Jesus because things aren’t going your way, or will you hold on and believe Him with all you’ve got?

Although you are being proven, still serve Him. Although you are learning humility and patience, still serve Him. He doesn’t want your worship and your obedience to be conditional. When all is well or when it isn’t, when He gives you what you want or when He doesn’t, still serve Him. There is always a promise land after the wilderness. After obedience, there is always a blessing.

Prayer: Father, I worship You with all my heart because of Who You are. I worship You not outcomes. I choose to trust You no matter what. Strengthen my heart. Strengthen my praise. Strengthen my faith and my joy in believing. Fill me God as I humble myself in worship to You. Let nothing steal my praise and my worship. It’s my lifeline. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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

Devotionals

A Man and His Prayer Closet

August 16, 2019

“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 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.

To help strengthen your prayer life, 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

Devotionals

There’s No More Veil

August 13, 2019

“And Jesus cried with a loud voice, and gave up the ghost. And the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom. And when the centurion, which stood over against him, saw that he so cried out, and gave up the ghost, he said, Truly this man was the Son of God” Mark 15:37-39, NKJV.

The veil in the temple covered the holiest place where the ark of the covenant and God dwelt. The high priest once a year to offer a sacrifice for man’s sin. He had to be a holy man, living upright before the Lord. The veil was thick and dark, representing the barrier of sin that separated us from the Father. No one was able to go beyond the veil and have access the Father except him.

If you’ve received Jesus into your heart as your Savior, your great and mighty high priest who was without sin, gave his life once for all, and when he did, the veil was torn from top to bottom. There is no more barrier of sin between you and the Father. There’s no barrier between receiving His promises and an eternal inheritance. Because of what Jesus did, don’t allow what you have done to make you believe or feel anything else. Don’t make your own veil. The veil was forever torn and you are redeemed through Christ Jesus.

Tear any veil of guilt or unworthiness in your on life from top to bottom. You are right before God, free to walk with God, reach out to God, be empowered by Him, receive mercy, live in Him, call Him Father, with no condemnation. Because of Jesus, there’s no more veil.

Prayer: Thank You Father. Thank You for giving Jesus for all my sin and the veil is torn. Help me to tear any veils in my own life from top to bottom. I am righteous and I have access to the Father because of it. It’s a Good Friday! It’s good every day because of the price Jesus paid for me that I could not. I will live free in the Lord today. Hallelujah! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Exodus 40, Hebrews 9:24-28

Devotionals

Jesus – the Anchor of Your Soul

August 11, 2019

“This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the Presence behind the veil, where the forerunner has entered for us, even Jesus, having become High Priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek” Hebrews 6:19-20, 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 ship owner 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 than even before the storm came. He is 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 His oath, and He cannot lie. There is a sure consolation, a sure hope that is right there to hold you down, even at the bottom, your rock bottom. At your highest. At your lowest. That’s what Jesus came for, to anchor you. There is a hope that you now always have in Him and eternally. Nothing can move your Anchor. Nothing can move your victory!

Prayer: Father, at the top or even deep at the bottom, 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 see victory! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: John 16:33

Devotionals

You Will Make It Through

August 10, 2019

“Out of my distress I called on the LORD; the LORD answered me and set me free. The Lord is on my side…” Psalm 118:5-6a, ESV.

Can I ask you a question. If God Himself was going through what you are experiencing, do you believe that He could get through it? You may say yes He would. Nothing’s too hard for God. He would definitely make it.

Then why won’t you?

The One you believe would make it, is the same One that set you up free and is on your side. You can make it too. It’s never just our situation or trial. It’s never just our marriage problem. It’s never only our fight of faith, or our journey in this life alone. It’s His. He helps us handle it like He would. The same grace that He has, He has given you and it is very sufficient. It is more than enough for not only strength, but for joy, comfort and triumph. You can make it through–and you will.

Prayer: Father, I really needed this. Sometimes, things get hard for this man, but I will get through it with You. If You can make it, I can too. I say in faith to You–You freed me and You are on my side. Your joy is my strength. Thank You for Your grace and I receive it right at this very point in my life. I will overcome. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Jeremiah 32:27, Nehemiah 8:10, John 14: 16-17, 2 Corinthians 12:9

Devotionals

Obey God. You’ll be glad you did!

August 9, 2019

“So he arose and went. And behold, a man of Ethiopia, a eunuch of great authority…was returning. And sitting in his chariot, he was reading Isaiah the prophet. Then the Spirit said to Philip, ‘Go near and overtake this chariot’ ” Acts 8:26-29, NKJV.

There was something God was leading me to do and step-by-step the Holy Spirit was saying to go here, go there and do this. While planning to stop at the gas station to get our kids a treat, we saw a Family Dollar and stopped there. As we were about to leave, a woman comes up to me saying she had to obey and begins to prophesy over my life. It truly blessed me. I’m glad He led and helped me the entire time to be there at that moment to receive.

Throughout the course of your day and your life, know that God is desiring to get things into your hands. Like a key that opens the door, obeying the leading of the Holy Spirit positions us to receive. Through obedience, you will find your blessing and be someone’s blessing that they’re praying for. Through obedience, you will run right into it. The Holy Spirit is your Guide and if you will follow Him, if you obey Him, you’ll be glad you did.

Prayer: Father, You are good and there is none like You! I desire to be guided by You Holy Spirit. As I acknowledge You, direct my path. Help me Father to obey You. Not only to receive a blessing, but also when You tell me to be one. I will be glad I did. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Acts 8:29-39, John 16:13, Proverbs 3:5-6

Devotionals

Prosper Me in My Heart

August 7, 2019

“Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me” Psalm 51:10, NKJV.

For a man, financial prosperity is good, but prosperity of the heart is far better. It is the heart that doesn’t fail in the face of fear and adversity. You speak the truth and love the Father. We sincerely care about people, and have big hearts towards the lost. We pray for others like we pray for ourselves. We view sin like God, we have a genuine pursuit to please Him and have a clean heart.

This is what David did when he sincerely prayed this very psalm. In spite of his mistakes, the Bible says that he was a man after God’s own heart. His repenting alone caused him to walk in the best prosperity–and if you need to, so will you. Above all you seek after, prosper in your heart today.

Prayer: Father, thank You this morning for Your word. Above money and things, prosper my heart. Increase, grow and enlarge my heart for You and for others. Help me to hold tight to what is good, and give me a heart that loves You with everything I have. This is my best prosperity. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Psalm 15, 37:4 & 51; Matthew 5:8, Acts 13:22, 3 John 1:2

Devotionals

At your breaking point, He will carry you.

August 5, 2019

“Save Your people and bless Your inheritance; be their shepherd also, and carry them forever” Psalm 28:9, Amplified.

There’s nothing like the carrying power of the Lord. The One who girded us up when we had no answer for our sin. The One who took all of our sickness and disease on His shoulders. He is able to carry you through whatever you’re experiencing right now.

When you feel you are at your breaking point and you can’t go another step, the Lord will carry you. He’ll step in and lift up a grown man that’s in tears, who’s tired. He’ll pick up the man who says it’s too tough right now. He’ll give hope to the man that is feeling like throwing in the towel.

I know that to be the case in my own life. When I asked God to remove the pain, and although things didn’t change, He told me He would carry me through it, and that’s when I came to know how real God is. He will do the same for you.

He said He would never leave us nor forsake us. He’ll carry you through the storm, through the loss, through the pain, through the disappointment. We must come to Him. We must believe on Jesus and come to Him. Everything else will fail to help us, but He won’t. He’ll meet you at your point of need and carry you through it.

Prayer: Lord, carry me through this. I feel like I can’t go another step and unless You carry me. I am at a breaking point and I need you Lord to pick me up. Be my Shepherd. Heal me. Comfort me. Encourage me. Carry me. In Jesus’s name, Amen.

Study: 2 Corinthians 1:3-4

Devotionals

A Prayer of Faith for Healing

August 4, 2019

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

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

Father, we pray today for those who are in need of healing in their bodies and healing in their minds. We ask in faith according to Your word that by Jesus stripes we are healed. We ask in faith according to Psalm 103 that You daily load us with benefits and You heal all our diseases. We come against that struggle with depression and all mental illness. We declare right now that they have a sound and prosperous mind. They have the mind of Christ! We touch and agree for healing to manifest against cancer, tumors, sickle-cell anemia, headaches, chest pains, traumas, cataracts, lumps, back pain, and high blood pressure. We ask for Your mighty power to begin to show up in their lives. We ask that their bodies respond to Your anointing and that the hearer responds to You with faith. We touch and agree for pain to dissipate now! Depression leaves now! We pray that peace comes now in Jesus’ name! You are our Healer. In Jesus’ name we pray the prayer of faith, Amen!

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

Devotionals

Use Your Spiritual Weaponry

August 3, 2019

“For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds” 2 Corinthians 10:4, ESV.

The basics in our Christian walk never change. Your challenges, circumstances and situations may change. The intensity, the pressure of them may change. However, how we fight them is no differently. We fight with spiritual weapons that are mighty through God, full of divine power from Him.

We fight through prayer and His word. We fight with our faith and our praise. Don’t allow the devil to belittle what your weapons can do. If you are experiencing a trying situation, pressure or trouble, go back to the basics. They work every time.

Prayer: Father, You are faithful. You are awesome! Your word lights my path. There is power in my prayers, and there is power in my praise. Make it like an instinct in me to not fight according to the flesh, but with my spiritual weaponry. Help me to apply them in my Christian walk and I will win every time! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: 2 Corinthians 10:3-5, Ephesians 6:10-17, 2 Timothy 3:16, 1 Peter 2:2

Devotionals

Your delay could be your miracle!

August 2, 2019

“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.” John 11:5, NKJV.

“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 11:21-23, 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 as a delay, turned out to be their miracle.

I’m learning more and more to not lose hope because of a delay. It’s wise to rejoice and thank God for delays. In my own life, we had been looking for a house. We found one and put in our bid. It was accepted, and everything with our buying experience was going smooth 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 as what we were first told and it was disappointing. Yet, we agreed God must have something better, and what God has for us, is for us.

We took a little more to work on my credit, and we found that the very same house was still on the market. This time, we were able to get a lower interest rate and all the closing costs paid. Glory to God!!

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

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

Study: John 11:1-44

Devotionals

A Message of Lord for you!

August 1, 2019

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

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

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

Devotionals

God Hears You, Even In The Night

July 31, 2019

“The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears are attentive to their cry; The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles” Psalm 34:15 & 17, NIV.

Very late in the middle of the night, I heard our son cough. I was sleeping good and I didn’t feel like getting out of bed at all. Yet when I heard our son, it did something to me. When I heard him coughing, 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 constantly on you and as soon as you gave voice to your situation, as soon as said you really need Him to come through, as soon as He heard you, He began to move.

Continue to trust Him, and don’t be moved by what your feelings or what you see. His answer, His victory, His blessing, a helping hand is coming. God does some of His greatest works during the night. Hallelujah!

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. I receive any direction You give me right now. I praise You in advance. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: 1 John 5:14-15, Acts 16:25-26

Devotionals

It will be like a dream when God is done.

July 28, 2019

“When the Lord brought back the captivity of Zion, we were like those who dream. Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing. Then they said among the nations, “The Lord has done great things for them.” The Lord has done great things for us, and we are glad” Psalm 126:2-3, NKJV.

There is one thing about God that you must know. He will never allow His children to go through the fire, through the test, and the valley and not experience His grace and goodness in an abundant, outweighing measure in their lives.

When God turned the captivity of Zion, they were like them that dream! They were walking around saying, “Pinch me. God is blessing me in such a way that I feel like I am dreaming!” The nations around them said, “Surely they are the nation whom the Lord has blessed.” Those around you may have seen your captivity, but they will witness God exalting you and blessing you. Your situation is only temporary. God has a greater plan, and it involves you being blessed in a great way.

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

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

Devotionals

Make It Final

July 27, 2019

“And Elijah came to all the people, and said, ‘How long will you falter between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow Him; but if Baal, follow him’…” 1 Kings 18:21, NKJV.

“But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind” James 1:6, NKJV.

For some of us, it isn’t necessarily what we’ve done or didn’t do. It isn’t what happened, or what a sovereign God allowed. It is when we pray to God in faith and pursue to have faith, yet something in your past keeps affecting how you view what your life will be ahead of you. What’s behind us keeps us tossing back and forth, doubting God.

God is with you and He is going to get you beyond what you’re experiencing into the place in life you desire. Free of complex situations, lack and issues. So make it final. No more tossing to and fro between two opinions. No more tossing to and fro because of circumstances. You are going to finally believe God.

Prayer: Father, I thank You for helping me. This man makes it final today. I put a period behind it today. When I pray, I will ask in faith and finally believe what You say. Hallelujah! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Mark 11:24

Devotionals

Don’t Receive Those Seeds of Doubt

July 25, 2019

“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, taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ and stand in who you are 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 take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ. Help me to think according to what You say about me. You say have hope and I receive it. You are telling me I win and I receive it. In Jesus’ name, Amen!
Study: Proverbs 4:23, Philippians 4:8

Devotionals

If anyone can restore, God can!

July 22, 2019

“Oh, that I were as in the months of old, as in the days when God watched over me” Job 29:2, ESV.

“And the LORD blessed the latter days of Job more than his beginning…” Job 42:12 ESV.

Job reminisced about the past. He went there. He went back to how life was before his challenges and losses came. He went back, for a moment, to how everything was flourishing, how he had it all, and there was no lack. He wanted those times back. But he trusted the Lord and Job’s latter was better, far better, far sweeter, even double, than what He had.

Your heavenly Father is a Restorer.

Leave the past where it is. Yes, it felt perfect. Yes, you had it all. Yes, it was marvelous and you couldn’t any wrong. But you can’t live there. You have to let it go. You can’t keep your heart and mind always reminiscing about what you had, when there are great days ahead, even in front of you.

Your heavenly Father is a Restorer.

God is a good God and He restores in mighty ways for those that put their trust in Him. God can do what seems impossible and it doesn’t have to take Him long–trust His timing. Let your place be to do what He says, keep following Jesus forward, excited to know that your latter be greater. He’s going to make it even sweeter, even better than what you had.

Prayer: Father, thank You for being my Restorer. I have had some challenges and setbacks in my life, but You will restore me. You will make it even far better than what I had. Today, I let go of always reminiscing about the past and move forward, trusting in You! You are a good God and great in my eyes. I’ll keep doing what You say and keep following Jesus. My latter will be greater! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Job 42:10-17

Devotionals

He is Your God

July 21, 2019

“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.

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. Your God will deliver. Your God will heal. 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 18:2, Joshua 14:9, Hebrews 4:16

Devotionals

Heaven In Your Heart

July 20, 2019

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

“But whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life” John 4:14, NKJV.

I was on my way home from work yesterday, and I was still singing a song I had been singing since my lunch. I was spending time with the Lord and I had this perfect peace. I had a joy that I wanted to tell everyone about. I experienced the love of God that let’s you know everything is alright. I wanted to put it in a bottle and give away what I had been experiencing. It truly felt like heaven.

Then, God spoke.

Do you know what having Jesus is like? It’s like having heaven in your heart. Christ in you is your perfection and has made you whole and free. He’s made you righteous. He’s not only your Peace, He is your perfect peace. He is your unspeakable joy. He brings a perfect perspective on life, and you see what it’s really all about. He is your heaven and the Lord says when you dwell in Him, there are no worries. When you dwell in him, nothing can shake you.

Devotionals

Unstoppable

July 19, 2019

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

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

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

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

Prayer: Father, thank You for making me unstoppable! I was meant to mount up with wings as an eagle, and I won’t believe otherwise. I can do all things through Christ Who strengthens me! I will wait on You. I will expect of You because You will come through. You will help me. You will bless me. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

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

Devotionals

An encouraging testimony about direction!

July 18, 2019

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

I had been working at this new 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 that it was my time to leave and that He had some other people He wanted me to reach there, and He wanted to bless me.

One job I applied for, I had an interview and I never heard anything back from the hiring manager. I had to fight to not be discouraged. I then found two positions that I had interest in, but the Holy Spirit said no, just apply for that 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 pick it up. She then talks with my manager, who calls me over to meet her. God graced me to speak very well without effort, causing her to be very impressed with me. I recognized I had favor with her also. At the very moment, I knew it was God’s hand 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 had a three-panel interview, and I then 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.

I can testify that He is good and will provide direction. Don’t give up on whatever He told you. I didn’t get the first job because I wasn’t supposed to, and I found out it paid a lot less than my new one. Whether financially or another area in your life, if He could lead me and do it for me, know my brother He will do it for you.

Prayer: I give You praise Father for how You bless us! I’m encouraged this morning. Help me to hear Your Holy Spirit to only follow Your direction and Your leading right into my blessing. I thank You for it now! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Psalm 37:4 & 84:11, Proverbs 3:5-6

Devotionals

Follow Your Instinct

July 17, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

Study: John 16:13, Proverbs 3:5-6

Devotionals

There’s Power in Fasting

July 16, 2019

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? You need His help in a great way.

I heard a Pastor say that if you ever want to drop an atomic bomb in your life–fast.

In those moments and seasons, it is a great time to fast. This may not be a word that some of us as men enjoy, but it is truly one weapon that your adversary doesn’t want you to use. Fasting puts your spirit man in a position of heightened sensitivity to the Holy Spirit and to deeply hear from God. Your light will break forth as the noon day.

You will be surprised how powerful it is when you deny your flesh something, so your spirit man can receive something. 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. 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.

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 fast so I can deeply hear and draw closer to You. Help me 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 8:21-23, 2 Chronicles 20:3-4 & 15, Isaiah 58:6-8, Acts 13:2

Devotionals

Destiny Decisions

July 15, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

Study James 1:5, Proverbs 19:21

Devotionals

Acknowledge you can’t do it on your own.

July 13, 2019

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

When you wake up in the morning, one way to begin your day is to acknowledge in prayer that you can’t do it. It’s humbling to not only say you can’t, but to honestly realize it. You can’t live right on your own. You have no godly strength to overcome on your own. There’s nothing good you can do, or become by yourself.

This humility is what swings the door wide open for the grace of God to operate in your life. It causes the grace of God to be poured out to you, as God sees a humble man that truly needs and desires Him to be a part of his life. You will witness an Almighty God meet your need with detail. He will respond to your humility with grace, your weakness with strength, and your questions with answers. This kind of approach in prayer, not eloquent words, is what God will always respond to.

Prayer: Father, as I begin my day praying, I acknowledge that I can’t do this without You. I can’t. You are all I need. I ask that You respond to my humility with an outpouring of Your grace. Holy Spirit rest upon me and give me the strength to do what I can’t do. Let Your love, wisdom, and power reign in and through me today. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: 1 Corinthians 15:10, 1 Peter 5:6 & 10, Ephesians 3:8

Devotionals

A Rejoicing Life

July 12, 2019

“But let all those rejoice who put their trust in You; let them ever shout for joy, because You defend them; let those also who love Your name be joyful in You” Psalm 5:11, NKJV.

“Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice” Philippians 4:4, NKJV.

There is always a reason for you to rejoice. Rejoice over the what the Lord has done and is doing in your life. Rejoice because you are a man that’s going to another level. Be glad that He has made you whole. Yet above all, rejoice because your name is written in heaven (see Luke 10:20).

God’s desire is that your day be full of rejoicing in Him, as the Lord has made you glad. Just as a man you rejoice over your life-long sports team, rejoice over your God. Shout for joy because He covers you and He’s got your back. It will keep your joy full.

As you learn to rejoice, you will be more of a man that’s free of care, and more lighthearted. You will find it to become easier to remind yourself and shout for joy over what the Lord can do, and that you can’t lose.

Prayer: Father, I rejoice over You! There’s no better way to live. I rejoice because my name is written in heaven! I rejoice because You are up to something great in my life! Thank You for defending me and being a good Father to me. I rejoice over the victory I in Christ. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Psalm 9:2, 68:4; Philippians 4:4

Devotionals

You will see His goodness in your life!

July 11, 2019

“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 Him, you will see He already is. Listen as the Holy Spirit says He is bringing what He said to pass. Things may not appear to be going as you would like, or you need a great change within. You may be waiting for direction, an open door, or a job opportunity. You can count on and expect something good from God. He knows what you need before you even ask. Surely the Lord is going to show up with goodness in His hands.

Prayer: Father, You are good! I praise You Lord, and I thank You! Your love abounds toward me. You have been good, and I believe I will see Your goodness in my life. Lead me Holy Spirit. Let my faith stand on this mighty truth. You will come through for me. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Psalm 23, 106

Devotionals

You may bend, but you won’t break.

July 10, 2019

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

Palm trees can grow up to 197 feet tall. They always grow toward the sun, even if it means they have to contort and bend themselves. They thrive in warm and moist climates. They may appear to be weak and fragile, but its’ looks are deceiving. They are able to bend in huge storms, yet amazingly they do not break.

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

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

As the palm tree, you may have to adjust and bend in life, but nothing will keep you becoming the man God has declared you are.

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

Study: Psalm 92

Devotionals

Let the redeemed of the Lord say so!

July 9, 2019

“Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy” Psalm 107:2, KJV.

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 have been bought back by the precious sacrifice of Jesus Christ. When you actually 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 home for your soul, a place of rest. Jesus paid the price for you and you are now in the family of God.

You are not in the hand of the enemy, but in the 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 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

Devotionals

Settle down in your calling.

July 8, 2019

“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 running well. 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, the favor, 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 not of 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

Devotionals

Remember your victories!

July 7, 2019

“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, thank You. I remember for the past victories. I remember the lion and the bear in my own life, and I remember I gave You praise for it. 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

Devotionals

Someone Should Know

July 6, 2019

“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.

“Two are better than one…for if they fall, one will lift up his companion. But woe to him who is alone when he falls, for he has no one to help him up” Ecclesiastes 4:9-12, NKJV.

Sometimes it is hard for a man to open up and share the challenges he face, or what he is going through on the inside. However, this is the exact moment of silence that allows pride to create the downfall-experience itself (see Proverbs 16:18).

A silent man will have no one to help him up or break his fall. We fall into sin and now our relationship with God is suffering. We lost our home. We just divorced. Our daughter moved out unaware. We made an unwise financial decision and now we can’t meet our basic needs. Yet, no one knew. With all that was surrounding us, no one knew. Instead of helping you conquer, all we can now do is console.

God desires to prevent your hardship, and at the same time, heal and reward your humble obedience to Him. Your confession will open the door to it. However, He can’t if we don’t share what we are going through. God will use someone to pray for you, share godly wisdom and help in your time of need. Your openness can prevent your trouble. Someone should know and not before it’s too late.

Prayer: Father, I will not be a silent man. You have surrounded me with other brothers that will help me stand. I rebuke any fear of judgment, and I will not walk in pride. My obedience to You will heal me, free me and reward me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Devotionals

No weapon formed against you shall prosper!

July 5, 2019

“No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.” Isaiah 54:17, KJV.

There may be weapons formed against you, but they won’t work, and God will not allow them to. You are God’s weapon in the earth, formed in His image and likeness, formed to work, formed to advance, and you shall prosper instead. In the heat your battle, whatever you are remaining in faith to obtain, God will surely prosper you.

As you follow His leading, you will receive what He promised. His Word, His ways and His plan works. Don’t be derailed and abort your faith because you have encountered a real fight, because surely He will not fail you. Trust that you have a heritage of victory from God. Victory runs in His family, and He will dominate for His sons, as He did through Jesus.

Prayer: I thank You Lord that You are my Father, and that I am Your son. I have the victory through Jesus Christ, and no weapon formed against me shall prosper or advance in my life. Since You work, Your word works. Your plan and Your leading works. I will dominate, not the weapon. This is my life-long heritage and portion. Thank You Lord in advance! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Devotionals

One thing.

July 4, 2019

“So when Jesus heard these things, He said to him, ‘You still lack one thing. Sell all that you have and distribute to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.’ But when he heard this, he became very sorrowful, for he was very rich” Luke 18:22-23, NKJV.

This was a challenging moment for a rich young ruler, meeting Jesus and finding that he’s not religious and totally about the heart ,and he knows every part of it. He knew where the young man was beyond keeping the law, which was a good thing, yet there was one thing he lacked in the heart.

There was one thing keeping the rich young ruler from becoming all that he was called to be. One thing keeping him from following Jesus all the way. We may be doing all the right things. We may be going to church. We may even be serving there. Yet, what about you? Is there one thing lacking in your life? One thing could very well be keeping you from your greatest life. Be encouraged today that as Jesus invites you to come and follow him in a more deeper way, as he reveals and moves by the Holy Spirit on your heart regarding what is needed to follow him, that you obey him.

Whenever you give up anything for Jesus, you will always receive back more.

Prayer: Father, thank You for speaking to me today. If there is one thing keeping me from following you completely Jesus, help me to let go and trust you. Deal with my desires. Help me to submit to Your will Father and let You do what You desire in my life. You are a good God. In Jesus’ name, Amen

Study: Luke 18:18-29

Devotionals

He will never fail to show you what to do.

July 3, 2019

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

I’ve had times in my life where I just didn’t know what to do. I didn’t know what decision to make, or where to turn. There has also been times when although I have known what to do, I didn’t know how or when God wanted me to do it as well.

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

He doesn’t charge for wisdom. It is free for any man in need of it, and the Father loves to provide it. Continue to seek God and don’t quit on receiving the wisdom He freely gives. Sometimes it’s wise to step away from your very environment and seek to hear Him. No matter the pressure, complexity of your situation or decision, there will never be a time that He will fail to show you what to do.

Prayer: Father God, I thank You that You freely give the best wisdom. If You showed many in Your word what to do, You will show me what to do also. I will not worry, but believe. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen!

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

Devotionals

No preparation time is lost time

June 30, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

Devotionals

New Mercies

June 29, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

Study: Ephesians 2:4, 8-9

Devotionals

God’s perfect will starts in your land

June 26, 2019

“Now the Lord had said to Abram: Get out of your country, from your family and from your father’s house, to a land that I will show you. I will make you a great nation; I will bless you and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing” Genesis 12:1-2, NKJV.

I found a local Kroger that wasn’t doing so well in sales. It was built in a very awkward location and hard to reach off the main road. Well, it moved less than a mile away across the street, and now the store is thriving. Being in the right place is what made the difference.

God told Abraham to go into a land that I will show you, and there is where I will bless you and make your name great. When we are not where God has told us to be, we begin to experience hardship, and God provides no favor there. For some of us, we are simply in the wrong land. Some of us are at the wrong company, have started the wrong business, are serving at the wrong church, have settled in the wrong city, and are dating the wrong woman. If you want the perfect will of God, if you want to experience the blessings God has for your life, it starts with being your land. There is where God will abundantly bless you. There is where God’s favor will surround you. There is where you will begin to hear more of God’s plan for you. There is where you will become great and become the greatest blessing.

Prayer: Thank You Father, You are good, and Your mercy endures forever. Am I in the right place? Am I doing what You told me to do? I need to be where You want me to be, not where I think I should be or have been told by someone else. You saved me, and I have a right to enter into every one of Your promises. I refuse to be off course. Forgive me if I missed your direction. Tell me where to go, and I will go, Lord. Get me into the right place, Your perfect will for my life. I praise You for it. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Genesis 12:1-3; Proverbs 8:35

Devotionals

Time to go to work.

June 24, 2019

“Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery. Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all” 1 Timothy 4:14-15, KJV.

There’s a saying that I find to be funny. It’s when people say, “It’s time to make the donuts”. It’s an expression that is synonymous for it’s time to wake up and go to work.

Is it time to go to work in your life. There are some things in our lives we need to put down, and some things in our lives we need to pick up. Some things are slowing us down that aren’t good for us, and we have to decide to them go.

It’s time to get busy about what God has called us to do. It’s time to make the donuts in our lives and be serious about the purpose and plan of God. He’s waiting for our obedience. Be encouraged to roll your spiritual sleeves up and be about your Father’s business!

Prayer: Father, You are good and faithful. Help me to go to work in my life. Give me the determination and diligence to be about Your business. In Jesus name, Amen.

Devotionals

A Message from God’s Heart for You

June 24, 2019

“…that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me.” John 17:21

“Reconciliation is in the air. Reconciliation to Me, to My assignment, to the mission I’ve called you to, and to your sisters and brothers in Christ. Reconciliation is taking place all throughout My Body. It doesn’t matter who is right. It doesn’t matter if you agree. All that matters to Me is that you operate as one. I am doing what only I can do by My Spirit. I am softening hearts. I am renewing minds. I am helping My people to see the need for unity.”

(Scripture references: Psalm 133:1; Philippians 2:1; Ephesians 4:13; Ephesians 4:2-3)

Devotionals

Think on Good Things

June 23, 2019

“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, KJV.

SSometimes 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 full of worry, absent from living right now, absent from joy.

What you choose to think about is in your hands. Whatever is true, whatever is just or right, think on those things. Think on what is pure and holy before the Lord. Think on God’s report, what He has said the outcome will be. Think on what is worthy to give God praise for. 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. The Lord of all never leaves us without hope. 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 on 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

Devotionals

He’s waiting on you

June 22, 2019

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

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. God already did what He’s going to do. He already opened the door. He made the way. He cleared your path. Now 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 do, or say anything else. Obey God my brother. That vision inside is waiting on you. His blessings 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 courage and the faith to move on what’s in my heart. You are with me. In Jesus’ name, Amen

Study: Hebrews 11:6

Devotionals

Hold On

June 21, 2019

“Hold tight to God, your God, just as you’ve done up to now” Joshua 23:8, Message Bible.

When someone tells you to hold on, what does that look like for you? You may feel like you’re hanging by a rope on a mountain and holding on is key to your life. Some of us men are trying to hold on with our own hands and we find we can’t do it. Jesus says come and learn of me. Take the rope, tie it tight around your waist and it will uphold you.

If you hold tight to Him, you’ll find He will uphold you.

With the things of God, it’s important to hold on to them. Hold on to your faith. Hold on to your prayer life and study of the word. Hold on to His truth and His will for you. The enemy desires for you to let go of the very thing that got you here. He desires to pull you away from the very habits that keep you strong and constant. The enemy knows this is how you really hold on. This is how you really hold tight to God, and keep obeying Him.

Prayer: Father, thank You for encouraging me to hold on. Help me to continue seek You and allow You to uphold me. No matter what comes, I won’t let go. I will hold on to Your promises. I will hold on to what You say about me. Give me strength. I believe I will see Your goodness in my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Psalm 27:13, Isaiah 41:13, Matthew 11:28-30, Luke 22:41-43

Devotionals

What you focus on, you will capture

June 20, 2019

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

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.

Devotionals

Thankful in Knowing His Character

June 18, 2019

“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.

It is important to know the character of God. He is love. He is merciful and good. Whatever He speaks, He always keeps His word. He chastises those that He loves as a father does a son. He never disappoints. The Almighty is righteous, holy and just. He is wise. He is patient. He is unchanging. He is omnipresent and wherever you are, He’s there.

You do not have to struggle or wrestle with thoughts contrary to God’s character. If His word is settled in heaven, it is settled about you. 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.

Be thankful and be at peace today because you know God’s character.

Prayer: Father, I am thankful I know Your character. You are good. You are faithful. You are true. You said it and You will do it. I can rejoice and have peace. You will finish what You have started in me. You will be good to me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: 2 Timothy 2:13, Hebrews 13:8, Psalm 100:5, Romans 8:31

Devotionals

The Best Father

June 16, 2019

“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 given you victories, and He has also carried you through the toughest times of your life. He told you that you could do it. Be reminded of how God has been a Father to you and allow Him to help you be the best father you can be.

He has blessed you with the greatest honor and privilege to be a father–a valuable component to 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 it. A father loves and ministers to his wife and children in every way. You make sure your home is happy. Your children thrive at your wisdom and your voice of encouragement when you tell them they can do it.

God has been the best Father to you. Be the best father for your family. Obey God and may you find joy in leading your family to victory.

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, and You saved me. Thank You for keeping me and providing me with everything I need to be a great father to lead my family. I don’t take it lightly. Help me 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

Devotionals

Handle the little foxes

June 15, 2019

“Catch us the foxes, the little foxes that spoil the vines, for our vines have tender grapes” Song of Solomon 2:15, NKJV.

It’s the little foxes that destroy the vine. They are the ones that ultimately cause the damage. It’s the small crack in the foundation that causes the building to crumble.

It’s learning how to handle the little arguments in your marriage that will prevent the big ones. It’s that little habit of lateness that keeps us from peace. That little unforgiveness or offense is what leads to a root of bitterness and keep you from being free.

Begin to focus on handling the little foxes in your life. As soon as you see it, deal with it. You want your marriage to be strong and blessed. You want every area in your life to yield its’ fruit and grow.

Prayer: Father, I give You all the praise today. Thank You for speaking to Me about handling the little foxes in my life. Other people may not see them in my life, but You do. Reveal them to me and help me get them out. Help me not to let things take root in my heart, but while it’s little, I deal with them quickly. I want a blessed and healthy marriage. I want every area of my life to prosper and grow. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: 1 Corinthians 5:6, Proverbs 4:23

Devotionals

You Are a Blessed Man Confession

June 12, 2019

“Now it shall come to pass, if you diligently obey the voice of the Lord your God, to observe carefully all His commandments which I command you today, that the Lord your God will set you high above all nations of the earth. And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, because you obey the voice of the Lord your God” Deuteronomy 28:1-2, NKJV.

Declare this over your life today: I diligently obey God when I hear Him speak. I observe to keep God’s commandments. Because I do, I seize the opportunities He provides. I am blessed and blessings overtake me. I am blessed in the city and in the field. I am blessed in my coming and going. 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 in my body and in my mind. The Lord daily opens His good treasures to me. He rains blessings in the land He’s planted me in. He multiplies the work of my hands.

I am a man with joy. I’m blessed to enjoy my life. The Lord surrounds me as a shield. I don’t fear bad news because my trust is in God. The devil has no victory over me. I don’t waste my time, I maximize it! God shows me how to increase and that’s what I do. I’m blessed to hear the Holy Spirit. Jesus is the author and finisher of my faith. The blessing of God is on my life. I am a blessed man!

Study: Deuteronomy 28:1-14, Psalm 92 & 112, Hebrews 12:1-2

Devotionals

He watches over you

June 11, 2019

“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 ever doubt or be afraid that God will not work out your life according to His divine purpose and plan. Choose to not receive the lie from the wicked one that God won’t bring you into a place of victory and peace. Be reminded of the love that He has for you, and the extent that He’s watching over you.

Prayer: Father, thank You for caring about my life. You care about my purpose, my job situation, my marriage, my kids and everything that concerns me. God if you care for the sparrows, you care for this man. If you know the hairs on my head, You surely care for this man. Jesus, I choose to not fear. The Father is watching over me. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Matthew 6:28-30, Philippians 1:6

Devotionals

Go Get It

June 10, 2019

“The soul of a lazy man desires, and has nothing; but the soul of the diligent shall be made rich” Proverbs 13:4, NKJV.

There is a difference between wanting something and actually doing what it takes to have it. As a man, I had to face the hard reality that if I don’t do anything towards accomplishing what I desire, I will only have a desire. If I don’t get my family there, we won’t get there. I am seeing more and more that I am built to go the extra mile. I am built to run hard. We are built to go get what God has for us.

The lazy man sits next to his dreams, waiting on them to happen. God wants you to be the diligent man that says I want it and will do what is required to get it. His will is not that you only see it in your heart, but not experience it in your life. He wants to increase you. God wants to make you rich in all things. You may not know it all, but make a sincere effort to act on what you do know to do. God will step in, when you step out. God will step in and bless the work of your hands, providing grace and favor to help you.

You don’t have to just want it. You can have it also. Understand and rest assured that if God gave you the desire, it is yours to obtain. So go get it.

Prayer: Father God, thank you for speaking directly to my heart and my situation. Your wisdom is perfect for me. I ask for a diligent spirit. I will not be afraid. Help me to get this done and may Your grace abound toward me. Be glorified in my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Isaiah 40:31, 1 Corinthians 9:24

Devotionals

You can walk in the fruit of the Spirit today

June 9, 2019

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law” Galatians 5:22-23, NKJV.

There’s a law against sin, but there’s no law against the fruit of the Spirit. If you’ve received Jesus into your heart, you have been given all of them and they are available at all times. You can have as much fruit as you want. You can experience as much as you desire to experience, and there are no shortages and no limits. Glory to God!

God meant for you to walk in as much love, joy and peace as you can handle. By the Spirit, you can have more self-control than you thought you could ever have. You can be kind and do good to other people all the time. You can draw from a well of longsuffering for the situations, and even the people, you need it for.

If you feel like a man that’s walking in the opposite, begin on purpose to feast on His fruit. Begin to declare each fruit at work in your life. Begin to dwell in God, and sing praises unto the Lord and be filled with the Holy Spirit (see Ephesians 5:18-19). Allow the fruit of the Holy Spirit to reign and enjoy your life.

Prayer: Father, You know the fruit that I need. I lean on You right now. Help me to walk in them and not be controlled by my flesh. There’s no law against them, so declare by Your Spirit that they reign in me. Hallelujah! As I praise and bless You, as I worship You today, fill me with the Holy Spirit, and allow the fruit of the Spirit to overflow and help me enjoy life. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Galatians 5:16-19 & 25, Zechariah 4:6

Devotionals

It’s been a while.

June 8, 2019

“Now in the morning, having risen a long while before daylight, He went out and departed to a solitary place; and there He prayed” Mark 1:35, NKJV.

“Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me” John 15:4, NKJV.

Maybe it’s been a while since you’ve stepped away and spent time with God in His presence. Maybe it’s been a while since you’ve opened His Word and really allowed Him to speak to you. Or, maybe it’s been a while since you’ve went to church. One or all of these could be you.

Just as Jesus did, abiding in God my brother is where we belong. It’s hard to walk upright without Him. It’s hard to have joy and peace without Him. Even as strong of a man as you are, it’s hard to have strength apart from Him. He is the source of any fruit you are pursuing to bear in life, and He is how you live, move and have your being (see Acts 17:28).

It’s time to abide in Him again. It’s time to seek Him and hear His voice. It’s time to get back on track. Regardless of what you have done, decisions you’ve made or what you’ve been through, you are never too far from Him. Humble yourself as a man and receive His mercy and grace with no shame. Let Him restore your soul. Let Him lead you. The Father still has a purpose for His son.

Prayer: Father, I am before You this morning solely to seek You. I admit it’s been a while. Forgive me God. Help me to not to condemn myself. Although You know, here is what’s been going on in my life. I receive Your mercy and grace. Thank You Lord. May I set You in Your proper place and priority in my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Luke 5:15-16, & 6:12-13, John 15:5-8, Psalm 23:3, 1 John 1:9

Devotionals

Move Forward

June 6, 2019

“Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus” Philippians 3:13-14, KJV.

God and His promises are always in front of you, not behind you. The reality is you cannot change where you’ve been. You may have had setbacks. You may feel there’s too much ground to cover at your age. You may have lost it in your past, yet it will only be restored with an amazing God in your future. It is all ahead of you. This is a guarantee. It will not escape your hands. It will not and cannot elude you. It will be sitting there within the plan of God. People to help and bless will be awaiting you. Wisdom and resources will be awaiting you. Opportunities, relationships and honor will be awaiting you. You will be restored and made new when you move forward.

The perfect will of God is that you become who you are in Christ and that you live an abundant life. This is not a dangling carrot. This is not a place in Him you can only hope to obtain. With the leading of the Holy Spirit, you can arrive there. It is indeed a place, and you know when you are in it. You’re experiencing using your gifts there. You are fulfilled because you are pleasing the Father there. You are producing for Him and you are the greatest blessing there. You have stepped into what God has called you to do for your life. He is calling you to this place of victory and you must now press into it. Ask the Lord from this day on, to help you live a forward life. Let go of the past, and move forward into what God has for you.

Prayer: Father, thank You for Your Word. I ask that You to help me let go of the past and move forward into what You want me to be. I will not allow nothing to keep me from moving forward into every victory and every blessing that awaits me. I ask for a focused mind and heart. My victory is in moving forward. Thank You Lord! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: John 10:10

Devotionals

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

June 5, 2019

“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 undeserving, 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 yet 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. His love makes us want to do what’s right.

Prayer: Father God, I thank you for your everlasting love that you show towards me every day. 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 2:4, 1 John 4:19

Devotionals

Run with your vision

June 3, 2019

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

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

Now is the time to set yourself to not only hear from God your vision, but to run with it. There may be a crooked generation around you, yet He will give you His vision, His will for your life, so that you can make an impact. Once He supplies it, write it down. Do the practical step of writing whatever He speaks to you.

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

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

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

Devotionals

What are you expecting God to do?

June 2, 2019

“Surely there is a future, and your hope will not be cut off” Proverbs 23:18, ESV.

“The hope of the righteous brings joy…” Proverbs 10:28, ESV.

Are you expecting God to do something big? I’m not talking about the size of what He can do, but the quantity in which He can do them. You can expect God to do something in your marriage, in your finances, in your children, in your mind, and your faith today. That is what He desires. He wants you to expect each day that He will exceed what you can ask or think in quantity (see Ephesians 3:20). Even when He leads you to obey today, know that He desires to bless you today. He can do a lot with a mustard seed of faith that you put in Him.

Prayer: Father, You are a great God that does great things. Jesus, you are my Shepherd, and I shall not want. You will move in my life today, and this brings me great joy. Surely there is a future, and my hope will never be cut off. I believe it. Help me to stand expecting You to do a lot in my life today. As I awake, give me a hearing ear and a willing heart to follow You. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Philippians 4:6-7

Devotionals

You can get back into God’s will for your life.

June 1, 2019

“Then let us arise and go up to Bethel; and I will make an altar there to God, who answered me in the day of my distress and has been with me in the way which I have gone” Genesis 35:3, NKJV.

Jacob made a vow to God that He would serve Him, and God had told Jacob to go back to Bethel. He didn’t tell him to go to another town, or stop in another city. Jacob was headed to Bethel, but he decided to stop on the way there and dwell in Shehem. When he did, several things happened to his family, his sons took several lives and his household became defiled. God spoke to him again and reminded him of what he was supposed to do. Then, Jacob told his family we need to arise and go up to Bethel and he got back on track.

Some things may very well be happening in your life because you’ve come short of obeying God. Something took you off course and you are out of His will for your life. Somehow you have found yourself in a rough place and you are wondering why am I going through it and how can you get your life back on track again.

Let go of what’s not of Him and arise. It’s time to go up to Bethel. It means “house of God” and represents a right relationship with Him and being where He wants you to be. You have to recognize how you have disobeyed Him (or even left Him), refocus and revisit His will for you. Pray and go back to the very last thing you remember the Lord instructed you do. Start from there, and like Jacob, God is merciful, gracious and will get you back on track.

Prayer: Father help me. I know why all of this is happening in my life and I see why. I need to rise and go back to my Bethel. I haven’t completely obeyed You and I repent. Show me where I have missed the mark, and help me by Your grace, get back into the center of Your will. You did it for Jacob and I thank You for doing it for me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Genesis 28:20-22; 31:3; 35:1-5

Devotionals

There’s Always a Way

May 31, 2019

“There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it” 1 Corinthians 10:13, KJV.

I’ve heard it thousands of times, but it is true that with God, there’s always a way. Trials and temptation may come as you press forward, yet with God, just as the temptation or trial exists, there is always a way of escape that exists also, and nothing is too overpowering to keep you from it. His grace abounds much more toward us. The Lord saves, and besides the Lord, there is no Savior. As we submit to His wisdom, He provides the way to life and favor already prepared for us.

Ultimately, the daily challenges we encounter are to prevent the bigger goal, which is fulfilling our purpose to advance God’s kingdom and to walk in His promises. Be forward-minded and resolve all issues, fully aware of the bigger picture. Whether it is financially or relationally, when dilemmas happen, pray for the specific wisdom for the way out, which He freely gives.

Prayer: Father God, You are my God, and I am Your son. Thank You for helping me keep my eyes on the relationship I have with You. From this relationship, I draw strength to face any challenge and resist any temptation and trial. Thank You, Father, for Your promise to give me a way of escape from sin. Guide me Lord and be glorified in my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Isaiah 43:11, Proverbs 8:35, Romans 5:20

Devotionals

Being a Forgiving Man

May 30, 2019

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

What do you do when someone sins against you and does the same thing again and again?

What does God do when we sin against Him again and again?

Forgiveness for a man can be tough, especially when they do it again and again, and you’re about ready to throw your trust toward them out the window. Yet, forgiveness is a repeated work and is one of God’s most powerful tools we move forward with in every relationship and allows others to encounter Him.

Forgiving has the sole intent of setting our relationships back right again, just as God does with us. With the same mercy and goodness God commands to follow you (Psalm 23:6), so God says allow it to freely function in your relationship with others, willing to always make things right–no matter the amount.

Jesus gave his life and paid the ultimate price for our sin. Every one of your sins are removed as far as the east is from the west. We owe God no more for sin. All you owe now is to love people (Romans 13:8), and if you love them, you’ll forgive them. Even now, begin to forgive anyone that has hurt you in your past and seek to set those relationships right again.

The Father wants you to be a forgiving man for the rest of your life.

Prayer: Father God, thank You for the forgiveness and mercy you’ve shown me all of my life. I pray You help me be like You show others this same love. Right now I forgive everyone who has hurt me and I allow the power of forgiveness to set me free. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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

Devotionals

He’s God

May 29, 2019

“Now prepare yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer Me. Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Tell Me, if you have understanding” Job 38:3-4, NKJV.

“Then Job answered the Lord and said: I know that You can do everything, and that no purpose of Yours can be withheld from You. You asked, ‘Who is this who hides counsel without knowledge?’ Therefore I have uttered what I did not under-stand, things too wonderful for me, which I did not know” Job 42:1-3, NKJV.

After Job and his friends tried to figure out the purposes of God and why He does what does, God asked Job this question and many more of all that He has made, and asked him to declare an answer if he had one. Job didn’t have a response.

As I read this passage and the complete response of God, I had no response either and it brought about a holy reverence and weight for Who God is. When we realize the weight of Who God is, even in our calamity, it has a way of humbling us and helping us to give a holy reverence to Him. He’s God.

There are things only God knows and only He can do. He gives. He takes away. No matter what happens in your life, don’t allow the devil or people to lead you to complain or speak of things that you don’t know of. Because all the while it appears like things aren’t going right, or God’s purpose is harming you, you didn’t realize He’s purpose was blessing you. Just as the expected end He blessed Job with, you can accept that He’s God and trust that He will bless you with an expected end also.

Prayer: Father, thank You for Your word. As I read of all You have done, I feel like Job and I have no response. I have spoken of things that I don’t know of. Help me to accept Your will, and trust Your will for me. You are God and I reverence You. Do what You want to do in my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Read: Job 38, & 42:12-15; Jeremiah 29:11

Devotionals

You are well able to overcome it!

May 28, 2019

“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, and so we were in their sight.” Numbers 13:30-31 & 33, NKJV.

What do you do when you see your giant and your land–what God has for you–at the same time? What do you do? I believe that is where some of us are. We see great mountains and great reward ahead. Like Joshua and Caleb, we see giant grapes in season, but we see giants too. Caleb saw them and said we are well able to overcome it. The other men saw the giants and then saw themselves as grasshoppers in their sight.

When you see giants in your land, whatever that giant may be for you, turn your eyes to see your God also. Turn your eyes and see God’s hand is with you, and what He’s put in you. Recognize that He has already given it to you, and He wouldn’t bring you this far not to enter in your season. As we see more of God and how much He is with us, we’ll begin to see the truth concerning our giants.

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 choose to believe Your word. You are the real Giant and with You, I’m well able to overcome it. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Numbers 13:21-33, Philippians 4:13

Devotionals

Don’t quit now.

May 27, 2019

“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 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!

Read: 2 Timothy 2:3, Romans 8:37, Hebrews 12:2, 2 Corinthians 12:9

Devotionals

Come near Jesus–the Word

May 26, 2019

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

Sometimes, I don’t know what to read in the Bible. I don’t know where to begin, but I don’t allow that to keep me from reading it. I find that whatever I read, somehow the Lord always meets me there. God began to show me why.

It is because Jesus IS the Word. He became flesh and dwelt among us. He experienced everything we experience. If you come draw near to God by opening your Bible to read it, whether day or night, hill or valley, good times or bad, Jesus will come near and dwell with you.

Draw near to God, and He will never fail to draw near to you.

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

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

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

Devotionals

All things are working for your good.

May 25, 2019

“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose” Romans 8:28, KJV.

It may not appear like it, but everything you have been through will come together for a bigger and glorious picture. From every single experience, every mistake, every trial, every hurdle, every test that you’ve faced, God will make sure you experience every single promise of blessing because you love Him and you are called by Him.

Nothing can derail God’s plan for your life. Whatever you’ve been through, whatever you’re going through, will make you better, stronger and wiser. So don’t be occupied in your mind with regret, but rather be thankful. Don’t live in the “what if’s” of the past, but rather be thankful, for God will make it benefit you and someone else going through the same experience. God will make it work for you, not against you, and the devil can’t stop the restoration power of God. God is a good God. He will set you in victorious places and blessings, just as if you didn’t go through anything at all.

Be encouraged because God causes things to always work out and all things are working for your good!

Confession: God is a good and I am thankful that all things are working together for my good! No matter how it feel, it’s working for me. I will decide to give thanks, and praise the Lord! I will not live in worry, regret, or fear. I Thank You God that Your plan is in front of me and is unfolding right before my eyes. I am truly a blessed man and I thank You Lord all things work for me!

Study: Romans 8:28-30

Devotionals

He is Jehovah Shammah-The Lord Who is There

May 24, 2019

“It was round about eighteen thousand measures: and the name of the city from that day shall be, The Lord is there” Ezekiel 48:35, KJV.

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble” Psalm 46:1, KJV.

Jehovah Shammah means “The Lord Who is There”. It is one of God’s names to specifically reveal all that He is. He provides the knowledge of this name for a reason. His name is such because He wants us to above all, to always be aware that He is with us, and Jesus lives in us.

You don’t have to wonder where is God. Right now, right where you are, whatever you are going through, He is there where you are. He is in heaven on His throne, yet walks with you at the same time. If you’re going through some rough times, He is there. If your marriage is rocky and you just don’t see any light, the Lord is there. If you are jobless or without a home, He’s is there. If you are in prison, He’s mightily there. Wherever or whatever situation you find yourself in, He is right there. Just this truth alone brings us real joy and a real hope.

He isn’t present just to stand by and watch. He is present to help you when you call. He is there to counsel, protect you and encourage you not just sometimes, but at all times. He will meet your need.

Prayer: Father, thank You for being Jehovah Shammah. You are there. You are here right now with me. Help me through what I’m facing. I also ask that you change me through what I’m facing also. Jesus lives in me. You will help me and You will provide. I will yet praise You! I will believe and trust You Jehovah Shammah. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen!

Study: Psalm 139, Matthew 28:20, Hebrews 13:5

Devotionals

A Message from the Lord for You

May 23, 2019

“Be still, and know that I am God…” Psalm 46:10, ESV.”

“I am in control. I want you to know that I am in control. I see all that you see. I see all that you experience, and I am still in control. I want you to know that I am in control, so that you will be in control over your thoughts, over your mind, and over how you see your outcome. Be still and know that I am God. You are in My hands. I am in control says the Lord.”

Study: Genesis 50:20, Romans 8:28, Proverbs 16:9, Isaiah 14:24, Job 12:10

Devotionals

Search me Lord.

May 22, 2019

Search “Search me [thoroughly], O God, and know my heart; Test me and know my anxious thoughts; and see if there is any wicked or hurtful way in me, and lead me in the everlasting way.” Psalms 139:23, Amplified

The first step to changing anything in your life is allowing God to search you. Tell the Lord that you have nothing to hide. Try me and prove me. Make your utmost desire to be right before You. Here I am Lord and I want you to know me. Search my heart. Here is why I do what I do, yet is it right in Your sight? It’s right in other people’s sight, yet is it right in Yours?

Go before a holy and good God that doesn’t condemn or hold you in guilt. No longer hide what has never been hid from Him in the first place. He knows what’s in your heart, your motives and how the wrongful things in can harm you; when you say search me Lord, you realize it as well. Your exposing says you invite Him in to change you. Your exposing says you want to be pleasing in His sight. This is the open heart that God desires.

Prayer: Father, thank You Lord for You truth. Search me Lord. Try me and know me. I want to be pleasing in Your sight. If there is anything wrong in me, any sin in me, show me. I open my heart for You to change me and continue to work on me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Job 31:6, Psalm 26:2, Jeremiah 17:9

Devotionals

What are you sowing?

May 21, 2019

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

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

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

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

Study: Genesis 8:22

Devotionals

Thankful for Jesus

May 19, 2019

“But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us” Romans 5:8, NKJV.

Know the things you’re thankful for, but most of all, know Who you’re thankful for and Who is responsible for it all. Be thankful for Jesus today. No matter where you are, no matter what you’re experiencing, Jesus always puts every thing in perspective.

Jesus told the disciples rejoice because your name is written in heaven. Each day you can rejoice, celebrate and be thankful that you are redeemed and your debt of sin was eternally paid. Every one of them have been blotted out, never to be known in connection to you again. Because of Jesus, when God sees you, He sees you as completely righteous in Christ.

Jesus opened the door of salvation and you freely walked through it. Because he rose, you rose too and you realize the blessings have been countless since he has been in your life. How many times has God failed you? When did He not provide? When have you not seen His goodness and mercy follow you? Let your thankfulness for Jesus cause you to give him praise. If it weren’t for him, where would you be. You now have a life that overflows with God, with His promises and victory.

Prayer: Father, I can thank You for a lot things, but above all, thank You for Jesus. Thank you Jesus for my great salvation. There’s nothing I can make it through because of you! I thrive because of you. You are the source of my joy and every blessing in my life. If if weren’t for you, where would I be. Hallelujah to the Lamb of God! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Romans 8:1-18, Luke 10:20, Isaiah 53:5, John 10:10

Devotionals

Being fully persuaded that you can trust Him.

May 18, 2019

“He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God; and being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform” Romans 4:20-21, KJV.

Faith is being fully persuaded in Who God is, what God says and in what God does. He wants you to believe Him right now.

He wants you to read His word and discover how He always came through for His people. See how He always guided them. Experience how He never allowed anything on His people more than they can bear, and He always made a way for them. As you get to know Him, you become fully persuaded by the power of His Word that the God you are reading about, the God that parted the Red Sea, the God that forgave David after committing adultery and murder, the God that blessed and prospered Joseph even in prison, the same God that rescued Paul and Silas what they prayed at midnight, is the same God that you serve and the same God you pray to.

The same thing God wanted from Abraham then, is the same thing He wants from you now. He wants you to have faith in Him. He desires for you to take Him at His word and become fully persuaded that He will do what He said He will do. Take what He was written and become fully persuaded that you can trust Him enough to obey Him in any area of your life.

From your full persuasion will come more and more of your very own experiences with God like never before of what He will do, how He will come through–not just for someone else–but for you.

Prayer: Father, thank You for speaking to the core of my faith. Teach me more and more about Who You are, and strengthen my faith through the power of Your word. I desire to be like a rock any time I need to believe and be fully persuaded that You will do what You said You will do. Thank You Jesus! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Romans 1:17 & 10:17, Hebrews 11:6 & 8

Devotionals

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

May 17, 2019

“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 have messed up too much, 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 sin, don’t let go of your confidence toward Him. Keep coming to God. Hold your head up in confidence and with joy as a son to his father — He’s not done with you!

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

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

Devotionals

He will do above what you can ask for!

May 16, 2019

“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, NJKV.

When a man asks God for something, you can expect Him to exceed what you’ve asked for. Exceedingly abundantly in the Greek means that God will do what is superabundant in quantity and superior in quality beyond what we can ask for or imagine. It’s like asking for a good deal, but He gives you the greatest deal. You ask Him to work something out, and He does that and much more. Your dreams will never be bigger than what God will do.

Look at the very power at work in you. Look at the great work He’s done in you. Who would have known the man He could make you into. It affirms that you have a good heavenly Father that fulfills every promise that He’s made. 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, whatever you’re believing God to work out, He’s going to bless you according to His will, and it will be far better than you can imagine.

Prayer: Thank You Father! Thank you Jesus for such a great salvation. Each day, every time I pray, help me to always know that You will do exceeding and abundantly beyond what I can ask or think of, according to the power at work in me. I serve a big God. Let me never view what I ask for the same. Hallelujah! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Mark 11:22-24, 1 John 5:14-15

Devotionals

Jump

May 14, 2019

“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.

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. Like Abram, it feels like a leap of faith. 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 and you are going to enjoy it. You are going to taste and see how good He is as you step out and obey Him. Glory to God.

“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. Right now it is time and you have to seize it”, says the Lord.

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

Devotionals

He’s making you faithful.

May 12, 2019

“He who is faithful in what is least is faithful also in much; and he who is unjust in what is least is unjust also in much” Luke 16:10, NKJV.

“A faithful man will abound with blessings…” Proverbs 28:20, NKJV.

Although a father could give his son a brand new car for college, he deems it necessary to buy him a dependable, used car first to show himself faithful. After the real need has been achieved, that same father takes his son to get a brand new car with the money from selling his well-kept, used one. This was the father’s plan all along.

Your heavenly Father always has a greater purpose in mind when He starts us with something small. He has deemed it necessary for us to be faithful with the little. Once you show yourself faithful (trustworthy, constant) with a little, He will overwhelm you with more. So don’t be discouraged because certain things have not materialized yet. Keep working what’s in your hands. He is a good Father and He knows exactly what He’s doing. He is faithful and He wants His character established in you.

You have a core need of faithfulness where you’re going. There are no limits for a man with a faithful foundation, and he will abound with blessings. God is going to flood your life with what you have desired, which you will find was the Father’s plan all along because He now knows you can handle it.

Prayer: Father, You know what I need and You always have my best interest in mind. Make me even more into a faithful man, and help me to be found trustworthy with the little You have given me. Where I am in life, complete Your work in me. I will wait on You. As I am faithful, I will abound in blessings. Thank You for making me faithful! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Zechariah 4:10, Luke 19:17

Devotionals

I Am That I Am

May 11, 2019

“And God said unto Moses, I Am That I Am: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I Am hath sent me unto you” Exodus 3:14, KJV.

God appeared to Moses telling him that He had seen the affliction of the people of Israel and He was sending him to tell Pharaoh to let His people go. The name I Am That I Am was given to Moses to tell the children of Israel. God wanted His children to know not Who He was, but Who He is.

I Am That I Am speaks of God being current and relative any situation, no matter how complex it is. I Am denotes that He is present right now to be active in your life–His son. I Am means He is not dead, He is alive! He is accessible. To use so simple of a name at that moment expresses His power and authority.

I Am That I Am. I am whatever good that you need.

God is whatever you need. Yesterday He was your Waymaker, and right now He will be your Waymaker. Yesterday He was your Provider and today He is your Provider. I Am peace. I Am your strength. I Am your deliverer. I Am your grace. I Am your wisdom. I Am your righteousness. I Am holy. I Am your prosperity. I Am your Father. The same God that moved for the children of Israel, will move for you. Turn to the great I Am.

Prayer: Father, You are the great and I reverence Your power and sovereignty. You are not in the past and You are not dead. You will be for me whatever I need You to be in every moment of my life. Help me to live according to Who you are. Just as You brought the children of Israel out, You will bring me out. I can turn to You at all times because You are I Am That I Am! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Exodus 3, Psalm 46:1

Devotionals

All Goliaths Talk, but All Goliaths Fall

May 10, 2019

“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 you’re not going to walk in God’s plan for you. Nothing will change for your life. He won’t restore you. You won’t make it. 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 that you put in Him. Just as the small stone in David’s hands, you will overcome your Goliath with that small seed of faith in yours.

Now take your faith and slay your giant!

Prayer: Father, I thank You and praise You. 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, and with You, will accomplish everything God has told me to do. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

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

Devotionals

Do what you’re good at and you’ll find your increase.

May 9, 2019

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

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

Do what you’re good at and you will find your increase. That is where you will find the financial gain you’ve been looking for. We have to be like Peter and do what the Lord says. Trust God with that gift, Who gave it to you to bless others and to bless you also. If we become fearful doing what we’re good at, He can’t cause it to prosper us.

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

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

Devotionals

Return to a place of rest

May 8, 2019

“Return to your rest, O my soul, for the Lord has dealt bountifully with you” Psalms 116:7, NKJV.

You ever had to return to the place of rest that you constantly dwelled in? You may have moved far from it, yet you can return back to it. Leave that place of stress and worry, and return to your place of rest. That place of rest in the Lord.

Remember all the things that God is doing and say the Lord has got this too. Look at everything He has done. Look at how over the years He’s dealt well with you and blessed you, even beyond what you deserve. He’s been and will be good, so rest. He’s faithful, so rest. It’s already done, so peace be still and 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. You got it. My needs and my entire life is in Your hands. You’ve been good and faithful. I say peace be still and I will rest in You. Thank you Jesus. In Jesus mighty name, Amen.

Study: Psalm 116, Matthew 11:28, Hebrews 4:1-10

Devotionals

There is no catch.

May 7, 2019

“For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9, NKJV

While coming home from work one day, there was an ice cream truck parked in our community. They had a sign up that said “Free Today”. I thought to myself, there must be a catch and that I probably would have to buy something first. Yet, I saw some residents and their kids go up to it and get a variety of ice cream treats. They were happy. I asked one lady, “Is that ice cream free?” She said, “Yes! It’s free! The community paid for it.” I then went and told my wife and we all went and received free ice cream that day.

You may feel about Jesus how I felt about that ice cream truck. However, the truth is there is no catch. You’re forgiven and there’s no catch. What God is offering you is free. Jesus paid for your complete freedom and it’s yours to receive. You can receive and have what He has promised in His word.

Don’t be reluctant to receive God’s free gift. The life that God has for you, the joy, peace, and love He has is yours. There is no catch.

Prayer: Father, I give you praise. forgive me if I have doubted Your goodness, Your mercy and grace. I gladly receive everything Jesus purchased for me. Set me free. Help me to live free today. Fill my heart with your love, peace and joy. I freely receive the life you have for me. May I walk in all You’ve promised. May I love others the way You love me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Romans 5:1 & 13:8

Devotionals

He is Good

May 6, 2019

“Praise the Lord! Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever” Psalm 106:1, NKJV.

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

God is good! That is Who He is, and that’s all You will see from Him.

Since God is always present, His goodness is always present. No matter what it looks like. No matter what is going on in your life or how challenging it may seem, you can count on His goodness always shining on you, following you like the sun.

Even when it doesn’t feel like He is doing anything, He’s right there working the most. He is working out your situation, and you can trust that you are going to see a glorious and good outcome. Whether you even feel like you’re worthy, or that you deserve it, He is and will always be good to you.

Give voice to what you know to be true, not to your temporary circumstance. Even if all you can say right now is that He’s working on your heart, He is good. If all you see is that He’s showing you some areas that you need to change, He is good. If His outcome isn’t the one you wanted, if His will isn’t your will–He is still good. Know that things will always work out. He will provide. It will get better, because He is good.

Prayer: Father, I wake up and say that You are good! I choose to be a man of praise. No matter what I see or how I feel, it doesn’t change Who You are. Surely goodness and mercy follows me. Help me to constantly remember not only are You good, but You always be good to me. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Psalm 136:1, Nahum 1:7

Devotionals

Reminded of the God you know

May 4, 2019

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

If you’re a coach and I recommend a player to add to your team that you could trust to help you win basketball games, but you’ve never seen him, you would ask to see his stats. He’s 6’8″ and 33-0 in his career. He’s won several championships and MVP’s. He shoots an astonishing 95% from the free throw line and 55% from the field. In the final minutes of a crucial game-time situation, you would have faith in him.

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 has carried Israel like He said He would, and this tiny nation still stands today. He has never left the righteous. He is the Healer. Go and stand on the beach and see how far the mighty ocean can come to your feet–God set that boundary (Prov. 8:29). At the same time, He split the Red Sea. He loves us beyond our mistakes, obliterated sin by giving His only begotten son Jesus for us, and He raised him from the dead.

Know Who is on your side and let it bring you joy. Even under pressure, whatever you’re facing, remind yourself of the victory you have in Christ Jesus and the God you know.

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

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

Devotionals

Learning to prepare for your next season.

April 30, 2019

“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.

The most disappointing moments I’ve experienced is not that God didn’t provide, or the opportunity didn’t come. It wasn’t even that I didn’t clearly see what God had for me. My greatest disappointments have been when they came, yet I wasn’t prepared to seize them.

Farmers plant in the Spring, so they can reap in the Fall. Learn to prepare in one season for another. Learn to prepare 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. 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, 2 Timothy 2:15

Devotionals

Blessed to go the distance

April 28, 2019

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

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

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

Jesus Christ in you, the Hope of glory, who had the strength to go the distance, lives in you. Greater is He that is in you than He that is in the world, and you are finding that out. He is right there. The King has made you more than a conqueror. You will make it through this test because the Lord has graced you, has blessed you to go the distance!

Prayer: Thank You Father that I am blessed to go the distance! I am not weak, but strong through Christ. I will not give up in the fight. Because nothing can stop him, nothing can stop me from receiving victory. I say I am already victorious! I am graced and strengthened by You, equipped with Your Spirit, and I will receive what You have promised me. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

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

Devotionals

Just want to please Him

April 27, 2019

“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.

“Therefore give to Your servant an understanding heart to judge Your people, that I may discern between good and evil. For who is able to judge this great people of Yours? The speech pleased the Lord, that Solomon had asked this thing” 1 Kings 3:9-10, NKJV.

I’m proud of our children already, but I am so godly proud of them when they desire to do what’s right and ask for what’s right. No one is looking, or they aren’t after a reward. As a father, it fills my heart with thanksgiving to God.

I know if I feel this way, how much more our heavenly Father. It makes the Father proud when He sees you do what’s right when no one is looking, not to get something, but because you just want to please Him. The Father is proud when He sees you do what’s right and ask for what’s right. He’s proud when He sees you decide to love. The Father is proud when you ask of Him with clean motives. He is pleased when you desire to walk upright and walk by faith in Him.

Walk upright and ask of Him in an upright way. Like Solomon, who God blessed with riches and honor also, He will even bless you with what you didn’t ask for.

Prayer: Father, I thank You for giving me Jesus. I know I am already righteous through him. You are already proud of me. Help me to walk uprightly and ask of You uprightly. May You smile even more from heaven as You see me choose what’s right, ask for what’s right and please You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: 1 Kings 3:9-13, Matthew 3:17, Philippians 2:13, Hebrews 11:6

Devotionals

Shielded in these times

April 25, 2019

“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 surround you and protect everything that concerns you. He will speak to you in prayer and lead you. The Holy Spirit will show you things to come. He will bring favor to you and be a shield as you take the offense to advance the kingdom. More than anything or anyone else, He is Who you need.

Prayer: Father, I give You praise and thank You for Your Word. Help me to stay on my knees, praying and seeking You. I submit to Your will. Keep my heart right as I walk before You. As I do, I thank You that You with favor You will be as a shield surrounding me. You will light my path and show me how to handle my life in these times and show me how to effectively advance Your kingdom. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: 1 Chronicles 12:32, Psalm 91:1-7, John 4:23-24 & 16:13; 1 Thessalonians 5:17

Devotionals

Understand His Will for You

April 23, 2019

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

The will of God is the compass of your life and His Spirit leads you according to it. When His will turns, we are to turn with it. When it is still, be still and know that He is God. When it moves forward, you move with it. His Spirit will always lead us into a blessed life. However, we can experience frustration, loss and unnecessary hardship when we attempt to make something His will–that is not.

Develop a habit of asking the Lord to understand His will for you. It is unwise to live without understanding this and where He is ultimately is guiding you. The safest place for your life is in the center of His plan, and no matter how bad you want something, you can’t afford to live outside of His will in these times.

You are blessed and the greatest blessing where He wants you to be. Where the Lord plants you, you will surely grow. Who He says to marry, that is what will last. Refuse to lean on your own understanding right now, no matter how something appears or feels. Trust in the will of the Father.

Prayer: Father, thank You for wisdom today. I humble myself and ask for a greater understanding of Your will. Help me redeem the time because the days are evil and understand your will for me. Quicken me Holy Spirit to the knowledge of Your will and You will never lead me wrong. I believe You know what I need, and You will always bless me. I choose to be in Your will. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Ephesians 5:15-16, Proverbs 3:5-6

Devotionals

Knowing what you want

April 22, 2019

“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 will give it to you. I have went to my children on several occasions and asked them what they wanted though, but they didn’t know. So I would wait on them to decide. I would ask them questions to help them see what the desires of their own heart, and then when they seen it, I blessed them with it. Even for me, when I finally seen what I truly wanted in a wife, then God gave her to me–exactly what I desired.

Sometimes, as men we can find ourselves wandering in life, when the heart of it is, if we’re honest, we simply don’t know what we want. It seems very simple, but with certain decisions, it can be challenging to do. No matter the area of your life, ask God to help you to see what you want. Delight yourself in the Lord, pursue the Lord, and He will show you your own heart, who you are, His will for you, and what you really want out of life. 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 the course, and the Lord will help you get there.

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

Devotionals

Rejoice because He Lives

April 21, 2019

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

He is not in the tomb. Death could not hold him. The grave could not stop him. He came to do what He said He would do, and He did. He completed the work the Father sent Him here to do, which was to save you and I. You are now sitted with Christ in heavenly places. You are a joint heir with Christ.

Jesus Himself said rejoice! Since He conquered then, you conquer now. He rose means sin and death and all that comes with it–guilt, condemnation, bondage, shame, and defeat–have been swallowed up in victory. He paid the ultimate price for your ultimate, complete redemption. He wants more for you than only knowing this and rejoice, but for you to actually experience what you are rejoicing over.

Nothing can truly hold you down. Nothing can truly stop you. You truly are victorious. No matter what you face–rejoice! Let it be a reminder that if Jesus rose from the dead, you can rise from anything!

Prayer: Thank You Father. Thank you Jesus! Hallelujah Lord! You conquered the grave. You defeated sin and death. I will rejoice today. You rose and you are alive right now. I am alive and I reign just like you Lord. I am victorious just like you Lord! Nothing can keep me down and I will always rejoice. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

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

Devotionals

Salvation is a gift from God

April 19, 2019

“For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast” Ephesians 2:8-9, NKJV.

Jesus was given, so that you could freely receive a great salvation. It can’t be comprehended. It is not earned, fought into, educated for, begged for, or bargained for. You don’t have to get qualified for it. You don’t even have to change for it, because it is the one gift that will change you.

No one can brag about how they attained it and someone else couldn’t. No one can say they worked enough to have it. It was too high for man, so God brought it low to us. He brought Jesus to mankind to pay what we couldn’t on the cross, and faith in the saving grace of God is all that is required.

Remind yourself today of the greatest gift you have in Jesus and the sacrifice made to save you. God has given you His gift of salvation and it can never be taken away.

Prayer: Thank You Father for this awesome gift of salvation. By Your unchanging love and grace I have made righteous and saved through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. Thank you Jesus. I simply receive this gift and it is mine eternally. All my sins are gone! Help me to allow this gift to change me each day, becoming more and more like You, and give this gift of Jesus to others. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Romans 5:6-8, 6:23, & 10:9-10

Devotionals

He Still Called You

April 18, 2019

“Paul, a bondservant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated to the gospel of God” Romans 1:1, NKJV.

“For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable” Romans 11:29, NKJV.

Without question, one of the greatest blessings and comfort in your life is to simply know that you have been called. The Apostle Paul knew that he was called to be a preacher, apostle and teacher. The knowledge of this call, the knowledge of the will of God for his life, kept Him in his most challenging times.

In times of pressure, you’re still called. If you’ve messed up or you are at a low point in your life, you know what my brother–you’re still called. The Father will not withdraw your calling or gifts, nor will He change His mind or His expected end for your life. Since you are still called, you are still graced, still anointed and favored.

Whatever the will of the Father is for you, stay the course, trusting in His promises. Whatever you may be going through, as Paul always walked in, stand in the face of your challenge and say I know what I’m called to do.

Prayer: Father, I give You all the praise and glory today. Thank You for still calling me. Allow the knowledge of Your calling to keep me and encourage me right now. Since I am called, I win and I thank You. Lead me by Your Spirit. I will press on through Jesus Christ, trusting in Your promises. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Ephesians 1:18, 2 Timothy 1:9

Devotionals

Wake up–I have something to show you

April 17, 2019

“Satisfy us in the morning with your steadfast love, that we may rejoice and be glad all our days” Psalm 90:14, ESV.

The Father just isn’t waking you up to give time in prayer in the morning. He wants to show you His mercy. He wants to show you great things. He’s joyfully trying to get something you need into your hands. He’s waking you up to give you an idea, a vision, a new song, a business venture, a ministry, or a book. He’s waking you up to answer you. He is truly pursuing to answer our prayers and take us as men higher in everything in our lives, but as his people, we have to cooperate with Him.

There will be a reward for beginning your day with getting up and obeying Him. The morning is very quiet and you’ll find yourself hearing Him clearly. He’ll show you more of Himself and great things clearly. You’ll hear Him talk to you about your family, ministry, business, and anything else that pertains to you clearly.

He is excited about the same things you are excited about in your life. He wants to position you to completely experience your calling and spread the Gospel. He wants to make your days successful. A key is to begin responding to Him calling you in the morning. Make any adjustments you need to help you wake up. You’ll find how beneficial, how satisfying it will be for your day and for your life.

Prayer: Father, thank You for speaking to me. I realize that it’s You nudging me to show me something. It can be hard to get up, but I ask for You to help me establish the discipline of waking up early to seek You when You call me. Most of all, show me more of You. I Thank You in advance. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Proverbs 8:17, Mark 1:35

Devotionals

He put your life back together again.

April 16, 2019

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

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

You may not see it right now, or understand how God will get you through the damage you’ve experienced in your life. 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 will see the hand of God will move in a mighty way to put you right back where you belong. He will put your life back together and restore the years you’ve lost. He’s even going to refresh in you those visions and dreams, and stir up those gifts again. The days ahead will have you thanking God as He satisfies you because He is putting everything back together again. You won’t be left to shame. He’s going to fix it just as if it never even happen.

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

Study: Joel 2:25-27, Jeremiah 17:14

Devotionals

Because He Loves You

April 15, 2019

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

When I received Jesus into my life, the first thing God revealed to me was simply His love for me. He didn’t show me anything deep. He didn’t speak to me about His glory. He began to show me why.

The foundation of anything you do for God will be based on knowing that He loves you. His love is your foundation for anything you will overcome and anything you stand in faith to believe God for. It’s knowing that He loves you is what will get you through your trial. It’s knowing that He loves you will get you through that struggle. It’s knowing that He loves you will keep you trusting in His wisdom and His word.

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. He is going to meet your deep need. He is going to answer you and overwhelm you with what is good. He has all power in His hands and He is willing to use it on your behalf. Not based on you doing everything right, but because He loves you.

Right where you are, allow His love to be the first thing you consider and it will change your life.

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 more about You and take me higher in my faith through a growing knowledge of Your love. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: John 3:16; Romans 5:8, 8:32-39

Devotionals

Not A Man, But More

April 14, 2019

“God is not a man, that He should lie, Nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good? Behold, I have received a command to bless; He has blessed, and I cannot reverse it” Numbers 23:19-20, NKJV.

A man is defined by the word he keeps. If he says it, you expect him to keep his word and do it, especially if you know he has the resources backing him. God is not a man, but much more. He not only is holy, all powerful and sovereign, but He also has every resource in heaven to back Him. Every good thought toward you, every God-given idea, every ounce of favor, every open door, every divine meeting, every instruction, all wisdom, is at His disposal.

He has decided to bless you and He will. God has said He loves you and will provide for you, and He will. It is your choice to believe in Him and in His character. It is your choice to walk upright and trust Him. An unlimited God is limited only by the faith you have in Him. You can be confident that He will honor what He said. Don’t allow time to detour you from believing and thank Him now! He will bring it to pass for you and it will be right on time.

Prayer: Father, You are not a man, but more! I thank You in advance for Your goodness! Everything backs You and You have no ability to lie. You said You will provide for me. You said You will bless me. You said You will heal me and I believe You will make it good. You will keep Your word. I am listening for Your instructions and I know You will move for me. I will rejoice and thank You now. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Psalm 103:20, Jeremiah 1:12

Devotionals

A good word will make you glad

April 13, 2019

“Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad” Proverbs 12:25, ESV.

Your mind is a powerful tool and if you can discipline it to think on the right things, like a good word, you’ll experience the freedom and joy that resides through Christ in us. The Father has left us so much good word to think about and live free, so many mighty promises toward us, which when He couldn’t swear by none greater, He swore by Himself to keep every one He made. He didn’t do it because He had to, but He did it affirm His love and for our peace. He did it to settle all disputing in our heart and mind. For every matter of life, the Father left no room for anxiety and to be weighed down. Everything is going to be alright.

Get a good word from God, put it in your heart and let it make you glad today.

Prayer: Father, I give You all the praise. Thank You for good words that lift me up. I give all anxiety and anything weighing me down to You. I will pray, not worry. Help me to keep my heart and mind on a good word from You. You say You are for me. You say You will provide and that makes me glad. Hallelujah! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Hebrews 6:13-17, Philippians 4:6-7

Devotionals

Perfect love casts out fear!

April 12, 2019

“There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love” 1 John 4:18, NKJV.

Perfect love casts out fear. When perfect love shows up, it takes fear by the shirt and pants, picks it up off the floor, and casts it out the door of your life. Why? Because this is a spirit that is somewhere that it has no right to be. It use to, but not now. You are God’s property. You’ve been bought with a price paid by Christ according to (1 Cor. 6:20). Fear has no right, no authority to govern you, to rule over you, to dictate the decisions you make, to tell you whether or not you will be who God says you will be, and do what God says you can do.

Christ is in you. His Spirit is in you and He has not given you the Spirit of adoption to fear (Romans 8:15). He didn’t give you the Holy Spirit to stay the same. He gave you the Holy Spirit so you can cry Daddy. You now have a closeness, a relationship with God where you know that He loves you and there is nothing He is not with you about. He is for you, and since He is for you, who can be against you. Glory to God!

If He is for you, you can climb higher and higher. You can speak to the mountain, and it must obey you. You can leap over a wall, you can run through a troop. There’s no call to big for God and there’s no call too big for you!

Prayer: Father, I give You praise today. Thank You for the love You have for me. I allow Your perfect love to cast out fear in my heart and my life. You didn’t give it to me, but You’ve given me a spirit of love, power and a sound mind. I’m going for it! Fear will not tell me who I can be or what I can do any longer. I’m a man after Your own heart, and You are with me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: 2 Timothy 1:7, Psalm 18:29

Devotionals

Get Better and Better

April 11, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

Devotionals

Being Willing and Obedient

April 10, 2019

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

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

You may have been willing for a long time. You may having been obedient, yet you haven’t had a desire or delight in doing it. This year, you will have both. I’m finding this to be coming to pass in my own life also.

What is amazing about this is a promise made that you shall eat the good of the land when you do. No longer does He want you to look at your land, but not eat of it. Rest assured that as you are willing and obedient, you will experience the good, the increase, and the fruitfulness in your life that you long for, that you know belongs to you.

As the potter does with the clay, let God shape you from being unwilling to willing, from disobedient to an obedience in that area that He’s been dealing with about, or that next step He’s being asking you to take. We all have our reasons, but we have to make that decision to refuse Him no more. Let Him move you from being one, or the other. Finally be a willing and obedient man. You can do it.

Prayer: I praise You Father for desiring Your best for my life and wanting me to experience all that You’ve ordained for me. Help me to not be just willing or obedient–one or the other. Help me Jesus to be both willing and obedient with what You’ve been dealing with me about. I won’t refuse You anymore. I will be a willing and obedient man. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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

Devotionals

Come Boldly

April 9, 2019

“Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need” Hebrews 4:16, NKJV.

We have been made a new man in Christ, old things are passed away. Behold. Understand. Comprehend and receive the truth, no matter who you use to be, that all things are become new.

Sometimes we pray with our eyes on our situation, but not God. We pray with eyes on our mistakes or weakness, rather than on Jesus. We pray in hiding, instead of praying with openness to God, Who actually knows already where we are. Come before Him in light of the new man instead of the old one. Don’t go before your Father in fear, come before Him in faith. He even invites you to come boldly, not condemned or ashamed, to Your Father Who’s mercies are new each morning.

Come just as if you are His son because you are. Come boldly, qualified, worthy and with your head up. You have Jesus now. You have power now. You’ve been forgiven now.

Prayer: Thank You Lord for this insight to help me change how I come to You. I come to You boldly Father. Through Jesus, I ask for whatever I need. I give to You all of my fears and concerns, and I receive Your peace. I receive the righteousness that I have in Christ. I receive the victory that I have in Christ. Help me to always come to You not ashamed, but boldly. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: 2 Corinthians 5:17, Proverbs 28:1, Romans 5:17, 1 Corinthians 1:30

Devotionals

If It Weren’t For His Grace

April 8, 2019

“But by the [remarkable] grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me was not without effect. In fact, I worked harder than all of the apostles, though it was not I, but the grace of God [His unmerited favor and blessing which was] with me” 1 Corinthians 15:10, Amplified.

I remember when I had oral surgery to remove my wisdom teeth, and it went very well. It went so well, I wasn’t feeling any pain. It went so well, I said to myself these first few days have been easy and it seemed as if I was having an uncommon, speedy recovery process. But on the third day, I messed up and didn’t take my medication on time. I began to feel some real pain and discomfort, and I realized at that very moment what had happened to me. It wasn’t that there wasn’t any pain present from the surgery, but it was the medication keeping me away from it all.

This is how God’s grace is in your life. Things are are going so well in your life, favor that abounds toward you, doors that seem to open, the strength and gifts you walk in, the success you have, what you made it through, and things that always seem to work out on your behalf. It’s not you. It’s His remarkable grace. All through the years it’s been His grace. It is God’s divine hand of unmerited (unearned) favor and blessing on your life. Moment by moment, because of Jesus, His grace is upon you.

Never take it for granted, but be as Paul and use God’s grace to work more than them all, and bring Him all the glory you can. You are who you are because of His grace!

Prayer: Father, I give You praise. If it weren’t for Your grace…I can’t even imagine where I would be. Thank You for all the unmerited favor and blessings You richly provide this man each day. You keep me and you help me. When I don’t even realize it, Your grace is abounding toward me. Help me to never take Your grace for granted and bring You great glory because of it. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: 2 Timothy 2:1, Romans 5:20 & 6:1

Devotionals

Give me a clean heart.

April 7, 2019

“For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart” Hebrews 4:12, NKJV.

“I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh” Ezekiel 36:26, NKJV.

The heart is a vital organ to all of us. It is the core of the body and without it, the entire body cannot function. When some people find they have a condition of the heart, they may require heart surgery for it to work properly again.

For some of us, we can tell something is wrong in our spiritual heart, because it’s not functioning properly. It’s not beating like it should. Our pursuit, our intents and our motives are not what we know they should be. We’ve become full of fear, instead of full of faith. We are compromising in our walk with Christ. Maybe your heart has become hard and you don’t seek God like you use to.

This is not the time to continue on. God, the Great Physician, is desiring to do real spiritual heart surgery, just like a physical one, in your life. As a doctor uses a scalpel to perform physical surgery, God uses His word to perform His. He will take your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. What He speaks through His word truly can make you free. Then, set yourself to get before God in prayer, get into His presence and He will help you live again.

Prayer: Father, I give You praise. You know exactly where I am in my heart as a man. I need You to work on my heart. Give me a clean heart. Help me to let Your word, the exact scriptures, to change me and I believe in the changing power of Your word. By the light of Your truth, by the power of Your Spirit, make me free and cause me to live. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Psalm 24:3-5, 51:6 & 10; John 8:32, 2 Timothy 3:16

Devotionals

Run and Obtain

April 6, 2019

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

Since you have to run in this life of faith, run in the way that causes you to win it all. Know that the same God that put you in the race, is the same God that will empower you and defend you to the finish, no matter what, or who tries to stand in your way.

When you run in a way to obtain, the devil–your adversary–recognizes the way you are running and takes notice. He sees a resemblance of Jesus Christ in you. He sees a godly man full of faith, focus, self-control and joyful diligence, pressing toward more of God and His will being done in his life. He knows that you will receive if he doesn’t pursue to derail you, especially as you get closer to the goal. However, he can’t keep you from growing. He can’t keep you from climbing. He can’t keep you from winning.

Run and keep your eyes on obtaining the prize Jesus Christ. In him, you will find every ounce of grace for your race and every promise awaiting you.

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

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

Devotionals

Nothing good is made without His Word.

April 5, 2019

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made” John 1:1-3, NKJV.

In the beginning, God made nothing apart from His Word. It is how He made everything good that was ever made. We are made in His image and in His likeness, and as a result, nothing good can be made in our lives without His Word either.

This means when it comes to what we are speaking, the Word is what we’re speaking. When it comes to believing, the Word is what we’re believing and agreeing with. When it comes to applying, it is what we’re applying. We use it to make everything good in our lives.

There is power in His Word. It was powerful enough to make everything that was made, it is powerful enough to make a change in you. It will change how you think, strengthen you, teach you how to resolve conflict and problems, cast out your fears, clean your heart, and build your faith. It truly will make you free and produce your victory.

Prayer: Father, thank You for Your mighty Word. Since You used it and made something great, I can too. Help me in any given situation, at any given moment and whatever I face, to immediately believe, speak and apply Your Word. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Genesis 1:26, John 8:32

Devotionals

You’re going to have to fight for it.

April 4, 2019

“For God is not unjust to forget your work and labor of love which you have shown toward His name, in that you have ministered to the saints, and do minister. That you do not become sluggish, but imitate those who through faith and patience inherit the promises” Hebrews 6:10 & 12, NKJV.

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

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

Jesus didn’t give in and don’t you give in either. Be strong in God’s grace (2 Timothy 2:1)! Keep the joy of walking in your calling before you. Keep the joy of accomplishing your goals before you. Trust Him and be reminded that what you are fighting for is worth it. His call is worth it. That promised land is worth it. Changing lives is worth it.

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

Study: Hebrews 12:2, Psalm 84:11, Philippians 3:13-14

Devotionals

You Won’t Complain

April 3, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

Study: 1 Timothy 6:7-9, Psalm 103

Devotionals

Even if you’re midstream, get back into the will of God.

April 2, 2019

“Now when much time had been spent, and sailing was now dangerous because the Fast was already over, Paul advised them, saying, ‘Men, I perceive that this voyage will end with disaster and much loss, not only of the cargo and ship, but also our lives’.” Acts 27:9-10, NKJV.

Even if it’s midstream, get back into the will of God. No matter how strong the current of being out of God’s will is, you can change midstream. The moment you perceive you are out of His will, you should turn around. It’s better to have a small loss than a big one.

You may be at the altar, but follow what you perceive by the Holy Spirit and do what God says. You may be at the cash register, or about the sign the dotted line, but you perceive this isn’t what you need to do–apologize and do what God says. Yes, you may be attempting to make your wife happy by buying it, but apologize midstream and tell her you perceive it’s God’s will, but it’s not the right time. She’ll respect you more for your obedience.

When you can recognize your error and turn back toward the will of God, you’ll grow and profit in that instance of a mistake more than you can imagine.

Prayer: Father, I praise You and thank You for speaking into my life. Help me to be a man that always perceives Your will in every decision for me. Teach me to follow Your peace. Allow Your peace to the umpire of my life. Even midstream, give me the strength and courage to turn around and get back in Your will. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Acts 27:9-22, John 16:13, Colossians 3:15

Devotionals

He is With You

April 1, 2019

“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!

Devotionals

Fill your heart with what He says

March 31, 2019

“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 it is vital to plant yourself by the river of God’s Word. Do not underestimate its’ power. He framed the world with it. Jesus fought with it. He healed with it.

His Word has the power to strengthen your faith, fuel your praise and keep you thriving. It doesn’t mean we won’t go through anything, but God’s Word will sustain you, feed you and help you overcome through it. Don’t fill your heart with what the devil says. Fill your heart with what God says!

Confession: God’s Word is powerful. I am a tree of righteousness and I will plant myself by the river of His Word. It flows with strength. It flows with life. I fill my heart with what He says right now. I believe, therefore, I speak. According to Isaiah 53:4-5, by His stripes I am healed. According to Proverbs 4:22, Your Word is life and health to my body. I am more than a conqueror. I fill my heart and my mouth with what He says. Hallelujah!

Study: Psalm 91:14-16, Proverbs 4:22, Mark 11:22-24, 2 Corinthians 4:13

Devotionals

Don’t Let Go of His Promises

March 30, 2019

“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 for your healing. You may even feel like giving up, but hold up your head and be deeply encouraged. Don’t let go of what He promised you. Don’t give up on His awesome will 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. Jesus didn’t let go. 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. According to Your word, You will heal. You will provide. You will help me do this. Jesus I lean on You right now for grace and I follow You. Every promise I will receive. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Hebrews 12:2

Devotionals

Be encouraged, someone’s praying for you.

March 29, 2019

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

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

When someone tells you they’re praying for you, it will encourage you. They may not have even prayed yet, but just the knowledge of someone going to God for you, will lift up your head.

As a man, sometimes we can feel like so much is on our shoulders. You can feel like you’ve gone around in circles and you need some solid direction for your life. You could be believing God for healing or experiencing some struggles, yet know that 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 are praying that you experience His goodness and grace. We are praying that you walk in what He has called you to do. We ask of Him that you receive the specific direction you’re looking for. We are praying that you walk in power and authority. We are praying that all your needs are richly met. We’re asking God on your behalf to help you, and He always answers our prayers.

Prayer: Father, thank You that someone is praying for me and standing with 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. I thank You for the power of prayer, and according to Your Word, You will answer. Hallelujah! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Job 42:10, John 14:13, 1 John 5:14-15

Devotionals

According to Your Word Prayer

March 28, 2019

“So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; it shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it” Isaiah 55:11, NKJV.

“He sent His word and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions” Psalm 107:20, NKJV.

Father, I thank You and give You praise today. You are an awesome God and Your Word never falls to the ground, but it accomplishes what You send it to do. I set my heart to agree with what You say about me. I set my spirit man to receive Your Word and what Christ has done for me. Let it be so in every area of my life, including healing in my body and mind, according to Your Word.

Let healing flow in my body according to Your Word (Isaiah 53:4-5). Let love, joy, and peace flow in my life according to Your Word. Let victory in my health manifest in my life according to Your Word.

According to Your Word, I am more than a conqueror (Romans 8:37). According to Your Word, the battle is not mine, but the Lord’s. According to Your Word, faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God and even now, as I declare Your Word over me now, my faith is rising and I say I’m healed! I say I am whole through Jesus Christ. Be it unto to me according to Your Word. Hallelujah! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Matthew 9:20-22 & 35, John 6:63, James 5:15-16, Romans 10:17

Devotionals

Walk by Blind Faith

March 26, 2019

“For we walk by faith, not by sight” 2 Corinthians 5:7, NKJV.

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

We walk by faith and not by sight. Turning one way my appear to be the best thing to do, yet it may not be what you’re led to do. As a blind man takes the hand of someone to lead him, so the Lord calls you to be led of Him.

It is as having blind faith. You won’t see the whole picture, but He does. It will not make sense to you, but it makes perfect sense to God. There are times when God will tell you to do something that seems crazy. There are times during your daily living that God will direct you to do something and you don’t understand why you should. All you know is you have a word for God and a leading to do it. There are also times you will feel like you’re jumping out of a plane without a parachute, and if God doesn’t come through, you are going to fall greatly. Yet, in all of these following Christ experiences, are the moments in your life where you will find out just how real, how secure, how faithful, and how good your God is.

What seems foolish to you is wise to God. Be led by the Spirit of God because you are a son of God. His direction is the best wisdom you can live by. Abraham didn’t receive all that God had for him until he obeyed, and by faith, went where God told him to go (Genesis 12:1-3). It was on the other side of his blind faith. How long will you go before you do what He says? There is no telling where your obedience, where your step of faith will lead you to.

Prayer: Father, You are awesome and good! Walking by faith feels like I can’t see, but help me to trust that You can. You know everything I need. As a son, I must learn to be led by Your Spirit. Help me to not lean to my own understanding, but acknowledge and let You direct me. What you have for me is on the other side of my faith. I’m open to hear You now. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Proverbs 3:5-6, 1 Corinthians 1:25, Romans 1:17, Hebrews 11:6

Devotionals

Rely on God

March 25, 2019

“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, in the moment I still found myself having to rely on God.

I remember a customer who was a definite 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, risking him not buying or wanting to work with another salesperson. I relied on God and 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 on my honesty, we have a deal and he would buy a truck from me.

No matter your line of business or your position, rely on God and walk uprightly. He knows your desire as a man to increase financially for your family. He knows your desire for promotion. However, you don’t have to compromise your righteousness to get there. God is your Provider and as you put your trust in Him, He will take care of you. He sees you and at any moment, He can and will plentifully reward you.

Prayer: Father, thank You that I can rely on You. I will trust You and walk uprightly. Help me to serve You Lord in all I do, and never compromise my righteousness. No matter what others do, I will be a light for Christ. I thank You for bountifully rewarding me because my ways please You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Psalm 115:14

Devotionals

You’ve started strong, now finish strong.

March 24, 2019

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

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

Laziness or procrastination can come at any point while we are pursuing God’s will for our lives, even when it’s time to prepare, and when it’s time to seize what He has for us. There are seasons that we enter into that call for our utmost diligence in order to seize the moment and seize the doors that God has opened. You have the opened door, you have the opportunity, you have the favor, you have the support, yet you also have to remain diligent to walk through them. Your diligence will determine whether you eat of what God has set before you.

This is why God calls your diligence your precious possession. It will help you eat of what you have pursued, what you have waited so long for, what you have worked so hard for, what you have endured and believed God for. Now it is before you. It’s time to prepare what God has blessed you with and enter into what He has for your life.

Just as excited as you are in knowing God’s will, remain just as excited to execute it. You’ve started strong, now finish strong also.

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

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

Devotionals

Jesus remains the same

March 22, 2019

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

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

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

No matter what you experience, his desire is that you remain the same. Let Like a thermostat, your faith, your joy and your peace are set at the right temperature. You have been sitted with Christ in heavenly places, therefore, his victory is your victory. His triumph is your triumph. Feelings will come and go, but what you have in Christ won’t ever change.

In the face of your challenge, even if the challenge is within you, Jesus is still the same. He will see you through. He will complete the work he has begun in you. You will see the victory God has for you!

Prayer: Father, I give You all the praise today. What a great day! Jesus you won’t change on me. You save and deliver. You heal and set free. You are the same, and since you have the victory, I have it also. Allow the revelation that you remain the same impact every area of my life today and give me a full joy. Let praise erupt in this man! I will not be moved because you are the same. Hallelujah! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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

Devotionals

When He asks for everything

March 21, 2019

“And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment” Mark 12:30, KJV.

It’s something as a man when God begins to ask you for everything and you know it. There is a tugging from Him on your heart. No one knows that God is knocking on the door of your heart, but you. No one knows He is asking for that area, but you. He wants everything in your life to be given to Him–your obedience to His word, your time, your focus, your mind, and your strength. He wants to be your agenda.

God’s best is missing from our lives because we really haven’t given God our best. We know when we are holding back our all from God. Something is in the way and that is what He is asking for. When you give God everything, that is when you will receive everything from Him.

As He asks of you, give it to Him. Let Him be the Man in charge and trust Him. It can be the biggest test of your faith when God asks for everything, but it will abundantly produce your greatest reward.

Prayer: God, thank You for Your Word. You have been speaking to me. You want my all. You are God and You are calling me higher. You have something for my life that I can’t explain, and I must trust You. I surrender Jesus. Help me to give You everything. I thank You for experiencing everything You have for me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Revelation 3:20, Hebrews 3:7-13, Romans 10:9-10

Devotionals

His blessings will overtake you

March 20, 2019

“And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, because you obey the voice of the Lord your God. The Lord will command the blessing on you in your storehouses and in all to which you set your hand, and He will bless you in the land which the Lord your God is giving you” Deuteronomy 28:2 & 8, NKJV.

You may be going through a number of twists and turns as you continue to walk by faith and obey God, but be encouraged. As you obey Him, His blessings will come and overtake you. Good things will continually happen in your life beyond what you can explain. In my own life, as I have allowed Him to direct my path, I find myself always running into and overtaken by all kinds of blessings.

From every side, His blessings are going to overtake you. They will pour out as a faucet into your life and you will know that it’s the mighty hand of God at work! You will know God is rewarding you for seeking Him (Hebrews 11:6). Know that His word is true, and the devil is a liar. He is a covenant-keeping Father. He is a just and loving God. He is a good God and this is His nature. You aren’t obeying Him for blessings, but this is the very reason why He overtakes you with them. He is not only interested in blessing you spiritually, but naturally also–the things you desire.

As you obey Him, you will experience the goodness of God like never before and even tough times won’t keep it from you. Know that blessings are coming and they will overtake you!

Prayer: Thank You God for such an awesome covenant! You want to bless my life and I receive it. Bless me and make me a blessing. Overtake me with blessings and let them run over in my home, in my bank accounts, my ministry, my job, my business ventures, and every area of my life! I thank You. I serve a good God! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Deuteronomy 28:1-14, 2 Chronicles 1:8-12, Psalm 37:4; Proverbs 12:2, 3 John 1:2

Devotionals

You Have a Measure of Faith

March 19, 2019

“For I say, through the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith” Romans 12:3, NKJV.

We all have been given a measure of faith. It is a matter of who, or what, we are putting our faith in. Faith makes room for God. It gives Him the opportunity to get involved in your situation any time you decide to put faith in Him.

There’s no risk when we believe Him, but it can feel that way because we physically can’t see Him. Yet, take the same faith you use to believe your company will give you a paycheck at the end