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He is greatly to be praised!

November 29, 2020

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

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

I was too.

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

He is greatly to be praised!

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

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

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Getting rid of the clutter in your life.

November 28, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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He’s Preparing You

November 27, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Bless the Lord because He blesses you.

November 26, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

Study: Psalm 103

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When you see what really matters.

November 24, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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The Power of His Blood

November 23, 2020

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

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

This is what Jesus did for you.

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

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

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

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

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Keep Following Jesus

November 22, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Make It Count

November 20, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The Best Man I Can Be

November 18, 2020

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

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

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

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Be confident that God isn’t done with you.

November 17, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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Abide in Him

November 15, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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On Your Journey, But Not Alone

November 14, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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He will be right on time!

November 11, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Study: Proverbs 3:26

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More of Him

November 8, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

November 7, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Your Steps Are Ordered

November 6, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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He’ll Find You

November 5, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Be Filled With Him

November 4, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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He will guide and satisfy you.

November 3, 2020

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

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

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

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

Study: Psalm 23 & 78:16


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When Seasons Change

November 2, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The best way to handle going through something.

October 30, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Your Peace, Your Success

October 29, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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He’s about to increase you!

October 26, 2020

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

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

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

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

Study: Proverbs 13:22, 2 Kings 4:1-7, Luke 6:38, Ephesians 3:20, 2 Corinthians 9:10

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Faith isn’t pretty sometimes.

October 25, 2020

“And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, ‘Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?’ that is, ‘My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?'” Matthew 27:46, NKJV.

“And go quickly and tell His disciples that He is risen from the dead, and indeed He is going before you into Galilee; there you will see Him…” Matthew 28:7, NKJV.

I wonder how the people felt looking at their beat-up King on the cross. He didn’t look like the same powerful Man they walked with. He didn’t do anything while marred on the cross. I’m sure they wondered what do we do now because it looks like it’s over. Even Jesus Himself felt forsaken by the Father. It all just didn’t appear to be a victorious time at that moment.

It can be the same for us in our own lives, and sometimes, faith isn’t pretty. You were believing God for something, but He didn’t do what you thought. You prayed and asked God to keep that job, but they still let you go. You asked God to restore that relationship, but you both ended up parting ways. It can become hard to believe in times like these.

But remember this. Jesus died and it was a rough time…but He rose. He said He would allow something to die in your life, and it may be a rough time, but He will bring you through it and bless your life even greater. It can feel like the Lord has no plan for you, but He had a plan all along, and what appeared to be your end will become your victory. This is the hope that we lift up high in Christ. Keep your faith in Him.

Prayer: Father, You know what my faith needs. It’s been rough, but You are faithful. It hasn’t been pretty, but I’m still here. Help me to continue to walk by faith, even when I don’t understand. I know You are good, and I choose to trust You. I choose to keep living for You. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Luke 22:31-32 & 23:39-43, Romans 8:28, 1 John 5:4

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Redeem the time.

October 24, 2020

“See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil” Ephesians 5:15, NKJV.
Redeem means in the Greek to buy back, ransom, to rescue from loss; improve opportunity. As you realize the times we’re in, let your perspective turn toward living a life poured out.

Allow the goodness of God and Christ to be experienced through you. From helping someone, to launching what’s in your heart, whatever you can do to impact this world while you yet have the opportunity to do so. People are hurting, hungry for love, and in desperate need for the answer Jesus Christ. Be a redeemer of the times, and win others back to Him.

Prayer: Father, I praise You. Thank You for this understanding today. Help me to redeem the time. Help me to remain focused on what truly matters right now. The days are evil and people need Christ. Use me and shine through me today. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Psalm 139:4, Matthew 5:16, Colossians 4:5

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Giant faith on the inside!

October 22, 2020

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

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

No matter the giant you are facing, even an inward battle, it doesn’t bear in comparison to the size of your God. The Lord towers over your adversary as the sun towers over the earth. He is all-powerful and has all authority. He reigns, and He is more than able to bring victory in your life.

Don’t back down from what God has called you do, called you to overcome or be free in. Fight for the will of God. Fight for what is in your heart to accomplish. The real giant–Jesus Christ–lives inside of you, and through Him, there’s nothing you can’t do!

Prayer: Father, You are great and there is none like You! I will not back down in my faith. I stand knowing You are on my side. Through You, I will defeat this giant in the name of Jesus! It is no match for You. I will fight with giant faith. I believe in the Christ in me to overcome! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study : 1 Samuel 17:32-51, Philippians 4:13, Romans 8:31

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It’s Working for Your Good

October 21, 2020

“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose” Romans 8:28, KJV.

It may not appear like it, but everything you have been through will come together for a bigger and glorious picture. From every single experience, every mistake, every trial, every hurdle, every test that you’ve faced, God will make sure you experience every single promise of blessing because you love Him and you are called by Him.
Nothing can derail God’s plan for your life. Whatever you’ve been through, whatever you’re going through, will make you better, stronger and wiser. So don’t be occupied in your mind with regret, but rather be thankful. Don’t live in the “what if’s” of the past, but rather be thankful, for God will make it benefit you and someone else going through the same experience. God will make it work for you, not against you, and the devil can’t stop the restoration power of God. God is a good God. He will set you in victorious places and blessings, just as if you didn’t go through anything at all.
Be encouraged. He’s causing it to work for your good!

Confession: God is a good and I am thankful that all things are working together for my good! No matter how it feel, it’s working for me. I will decide to give thanks, and praise the Lord! I will not live in worry, regret, or fear. I Thank You God that Your plan is in front of me and is unfolding right before my eyes. I am truly a blessed man and I thank You Lord all things work for me!
Study: Romans 8:28-30

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No weapon formed against you will prosper!

October 18, 2020

“No weapon formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue which rises against you in judgment You shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is from Me’ says the Lord” Isaiah 54:17, NKJV.

There are weapons we can’t see being formed against God’s people in these times, but they won’t work, and God will not allow them to. You are like God’s weapon in the earth, formed in His image and likeness, formed to work and formed to prosper.

Instead of seeing the devil’s plots against you work, God’s word, His ways, and His plan will work for you instead. You will see God’s goodness and favor work for you instead. You will prosper instead!

Don’t be derailed from standing in faith because you have encountered something formed against you because surely God will not lose. You have a heritage of victory from God. Victory runs in His family, and He will dominate for His sons, as He did through Christ!

Prayer: Father, thank You, Lord, that no weapon formed against me shall prosper or advance in my life. Your will for me will prosper instead. Your word will prosper instead. Your plan and Your leading will prosper me instead! Help me to stand in faith, knowing Christ has given me a heritage of winning. Hallelujah! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study:1 John 5:3-4

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A man’s secret struggle with pornography.

October 17, 2020

“I made a covenant with my eyes not to look with lust at a young woman.” Job 31:1, NLT.

“Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results” James 5:16, NLT.

Victoria isn’t the only one with a secret. Victor has one too. He struggles with pornography. It is eating away at his view of intimacy with his wife. Graphic sexual images have been set up in his mind, that he can still see them from ten years ago. When he makes love to his wife, he mentally sees other women too. He knows Christ and doesn’t know what to do.

Victor isn’t a real person but represents many men struggling in secret in this area of their lives. If this is you, know that God loves you and holds no condemnation over you. The Father says if we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness (1 John 1:9). He also says there is power when we open up about it, even the power to be healed from it.

The secret of pornography is not worth the open loss of your family. It is not worth your walk with God. Renew the covenant you made with your eyes when you got married. God gave you your wife to meet all your sexual needs. If you’re single, renew the covenant you made with your eyes when Christ came into your life. Save your eyes and passion for the wife that you haven’t been blessed with yet. Jesus came in the flesh and defeated the works of the flesh. He will help you can overcome it.

Prayer: Father God, thank You that Your truth makes us free. Help me to open up about my struggle. Forgive me and help me to honor the covenant with my eyes I made to my wife and children. I ask for help today. I ask for power today. I say “No” to pornography today, and the next day and so on, until the enemy understands, I’m not going that way. Thank you, Lord. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: 2 Corinthians 10:5, Romans 8:3-4, James 4:7, 1 Corinthians 10:13, John 8:32

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

October 16, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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Make Sure to Remember

October 14, 2020

“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever” Hebrews 13:8, ESV.

“I remember the days of old; I meditate on all that you have done; I ponder the work of your hands” Psalm 143:5, ESV.

Do you remember when you first met Jesus? Do you remember that day you were eternally forgiven? He is still the same today, yesterday, and forever. Remember the moments you’ve seen God show Himself real to you. Go back to that time when you didn’t know where the provision would come from, but He provided. Go back to the time you thought there was no possibility that a door would open, but somehow God made it open for you. It’s important to think on His works and remember what God has done for you.

When we’re going through something, the last thing the enemy wants you to do is anything that stirs up your faith and your hope in God. Yet, in light of what you face or are in pursuit of, remember Who is on the throne, Who loves you, and Whose hands you are in. Remember what He has done, and the same God will do it again. Make sure you remember.

Prayer: Father, I praise You. Thank You for reminding me of Who You are and what You’ve done. I remember I’m saved and forgiven. No matter what I go through, help me think on the works of Your hands in my life. You are the same God. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

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

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Agree with God

October 13, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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Lay down your life for a friend.

October 12, 2020

“Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends” John 15:13, NKJV.

I had a three-hour conversation with a brother to help his life, and now, he is not the same. Piece by piece, issue by issue, God poured through me to help him. That ministry, that counsel, that help he received from God through me could have very well have been the tipping of the scale toward trusting God that he could go on, instead of giving up and doing something horrific in his life. It was all a result of laying my life down, giving of myself to someone else.

He told me this, “I appreciate you taking the time to help me, Mister. Man, you know, Christians know a lot, but some don’t take the time to show someone they care, to help and hear what someone is really going through.” I was convicted by the Lord and felt I needed to do this more.

Jesus is our example of truly helping and loving people. He left heaven where there is no time and spent 33 years with us. He eternally had it all, but He loved us so much that He stepped into time, our time, our life to save us, considering us as friends.

Let Jesus be your model and take the time to help someone victoriously live.

Prayer: Father, thank You for this. Jesus, help me to love more. I desire people to know Your great love for them, and I ask that You use me to do that. I do have time. My life is Yours, Lord. Help me to show I care by laying down my life for someone else. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Matthew 10:8, Acts 20:35

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Even if you’re midstream, get back into the will of God.

October 11, 2020

“Now when much time had been spent, and sailing was now dangerous because the Fast was already over, Paul advised them, saying, ‘Men, I perceive that this voyage will end with disaster and much loss, not only of the cargo and ship, but also our lives’” Acts 27:9-10, NKJV.

Even if it’s midstream, get back into the will of God. No matter how strong the current of being out of God’s will is, you can change midstream. The moment you perceive you are out of His will, you should turn around. It’s better to have a small loss than a big one.

You may be about to get married, but you don’t have peace, and God is telling you they’re not the one, follow what you perceive by the Holy Spirit and do what God says. You may be at the cash register or about to sign the dotted line, but you perceive this isn’t what you need to do–apologize and do what God says. Yes, you may be attempting to make your wife happy by buying it, but apologize midstream and tell her you God says it’s not the right time. She’ll love and respect your obedience.

When you recognize your error and turn back toward the will of God, you’ll grow and be rewarded by the Father more than you can imagine.

Prayer: Father, I praise You and thank You for speaking into my life. Help me to be a man that always perceives Your will. Teach me to follow Your peace. Allow Your peace to be like an umpire in my life. Even midstream, give me the strength and courage to turn around and get back in Your will. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Acts 27:9-22, John 16:13, Colossians 3:15, Hebrews 11:6

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Careless in the Care of God

October 10, 2020

“Therefore I tell you, stop being worried or anxious (perpetually uneasy, distracted) about your life…Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow [seed] nor reap [the harvest] nor gather [the crops] into barns, and yet your heavenly Father keeps feeding them. Are you not worth much more than they?” Matthew 6:25-26, Amplified.

There will always be a whisper in your heart from God as His son to do one thing–don’t worry. God’s heart is that we learn to live with faith in Him and without a care in the world.

The Message Bible says the birds who are free and have no job description are careless in the care of God. They don’t have money, but they eat each day. They don’t have a home, but they always receive shelter. They fly in their freedom, and every day the Lord never fails them. If God provides for them, would He not provide for you? If He works out each day for them, will He not do it for you? You are worth far more than all the birds combined.

Be encouraged to let it all go. There is so much you could worry about, but my brother, it will surely keep you from truly living. Your Heavenly Father knows what you need before you even ask. Enjoy your precious moments. Fly in your freedom. Go after the kingdom and His righteousness, and He will handle the rest.

Prayer: Father, I give You praise, and I thank You for Your word. I am a man without a care in the world! I am careless in Your care, trusting You. Help me to enjoy my life abundantly and not worry about the situations of my life. May I enjoy my precious moments. I will praise You like it’s already done. I will fly in my freedom that Jesus has given me. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

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

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Happy because He took your place.

October 9, 2020

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

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

You can be glad that you don’t have to pay what sin requires. It’s a heavy price. It’s a great price, and only One man could pay it for all. All of your sins are gone, never to be associated with your life. You stand righteous, whole, and free because of the shed blood of Jesus Christ. You are a clean man. That should make you happy.

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

Study: John 1:12; Romans 5:17-18, 6:23 & 8:31-32

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Sow your time.

October 8, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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He’s At Work in You

October 7, 2020

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

As I was driving to work, I seen a large construction site with all kinds of bulldozers, excavators and more preparing the ground and the infrastructure for what was about to be built.

God does the same with us. He has exactly in mind what He wants to build and He has begun His work in you. It may not feel good, but He is good. It may not look pretty, yet know that He is at work in your life.

You may want the end result, but He wants the infrastructure. He’s preparing you for something great He’s bringing to pass in your life. Be encouraged to let Him continue His construction and don’t leave the site. Don’t stop allowing His work in you because it is good work. With the right infrastructure, with the right foundation of Christ in you, He will help you build anything in your life.

Prayer: Father, I thank You. Keep working in me. Complete the work You are doing in my life. I won’t leave the site. Sometimes, it doesn’t feel good, but You are good. Form Christ in me. Help me to understand this season and what You desire to build, and let You have Your way. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Matthew 7:24-26, Psalm 118:22, 2 Corinthians 4:17, James 1:2-4

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When that person doesn’t fit you.

October 5, 2020

“Then the Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper who is just right for him” Genesis 2:18, NLT.

When dating, we have to be careful and pay attention when God reveals that a person doesn’t fit you–isn’t suitable, beneficial, complementary to you. It’s like going to the store and finding a pair of shoes that really look good, but they don’t have your size. However, you are still adamant about having those shoes. Be careful because you are about to cause yourself some unnecessary pain, waste, frustration, time, and struggle to try to make something for you that is made for someone else.

When we go to the store to buy some shoes, most of us find it very easy to say even though we like them, they don’t have your size and don’t fit. We leave those shoes in the store and go to another to find what we’re looking for.

It is the same with relationships. Be willing to admit, be honest, and accept they are not the right fit and let them go. Don’t hold on to someone who God made for someone else. The sobering truth is while you’re with the wrong fit, you miss out on the right one. Trust God that He will bless you to find another one that perfectly fits. If He can reveal and help you notice who is wrong for you, He will help you meet the right one for you.

Prayer: Father, I give You praise today. Thank You for sending this wisdom my way. I want to be with the right one. Help me pay attention to the Holy Spirit and recognize when someone isn’t just right. When You reveal it to me, give me the strength to let them go. I trust You will bless me with the perfect fit for me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Proverbs 3:5, 18:22 & 31:10, Psalm 37:4, Hebrews 11:6

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You can always come home.

October 3, 2020

“But when he came to himself, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger! I will arise and go to my father…” Luke 15:17-18a, NKJV.

The prodigal son had seen enough hard times and gone through enough in the world to see there’s nothing out there for him. He said I’m going home. It’s good to know that you can always come back home.

Maybe that’s you, or was you. You’ve seen enough and gone through enough of trying to live life by yourself. Like the prodigal son, you’re now starting to have this feeling that you can’t do this anymore. Whenever you find that you are living in sin, are away from God or out of His will, there will be that wake-up moment and you see that you’re better off going back to the Father. You’re better off in His will and embracing His plans for you.

It’s rough outside, but to Him, you are not an outsider. You are not a servant either, but a son. The father ran to meet the prodigal son and blessed him, and so He does with us. You have been redeemed and set free through the blood of Jesus, and you can come home.

Prayer: Father, thank You that I can come home. I repent before You and receive what Christ has done. I’ve had enough, and I’m coming back to You. I’m coming back to Your plan and Your will for me. I ask that You straighten out my life. I feel good and I praise You for it. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Luke 15:11-32, 1 John 1:9

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

October 2, 2020

“My eyes are ever toward the LORD, for he will pluck my feet out of the net” Psalms 25:15, ESV.

In life, it can be easy to have our eyes fixed on the problem because they are right before us. It’s so easy to look at the situation and become depressed, discouraged and feel as though there’s no hope.

Keep your eyes on Jesus. The devil wants to use your current situation to distract your eyes from looking unto God. He wants to distract your ears from being set on hearing God, because if you can hear God, you can hear hope and victory. If you set your eyes on God, He will show you what to do.

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

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

Study: Psalm 112:7

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Seek His Presence

September 29, 2020

“You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore” Psalm 16:11, NKJV.

In one of my favorite songs, the chorus simply says, “Your presence is heaven to me”.

I’ve been in the presence of a lot of people, but no one’s presence gives a fullness of joy like the Lord. It can’t be found in the things we can acquire. It’s not found in the sports we watch. It’s not found the wife we have. His word says that in HIS presence is the fullness of joy, a complete joy!

How do you get into God’s presence? It is the same as it is naturally with a person–come to Him with no agenda. One way to come before Him is with heartfelt praise because He inhabits the praises of His people (see Psalm 22:3). He dwells in your praise. Also, anytime you come honestly and humbly in prayer before Him, the Lord will meet you there.

God is real, and so is a tangible experience of Him. Wherever you are, whether you’re going through a trial, or you are weary, the presence of God will refresh your soul. Seek His Presence today.

Prayer: Father, I praise You! I come before You with no agenda. In Your presence there’s fullness of joy! I desire to experience Your presence today. Fill my cup Father and refresh me. Lift everything that is heavy, and before You I am reminded of the victory I have in Christ. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Hebrews 4:16, Matthew 11:28, Romans 5:1-2

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No More Excuses

September 28, 2020

“‘Come now, therefore, and I will send you to Pharaoh that you may bring My people, the children of Israel, out of Egypt.’ But Moses said to God, ‘Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh, and that I should bring the children of Israel out of Egypt?’” Exodus 3:10-11, NKJV.

Excuses will leave us in an old day when the Lord has a new one ahead. There would be no Passover if Moses would have held on to his fears. He would have missed what is considered the greatest miracle of God and the deliverance of His people if he would have held on to his excuses and not believe God.

If you hold on to what you think you can’t do, you won’t experience what God can do through you. He says no more excuses. They will ultimately keep you from the most awesome miracles and breakthroughs in your life, restoration, the highest height of God’s plan for you, and the best version of you in Christ. It’s time for those dreams to come to pass. Let nothing keep you from it.

Prayer: Father, I thank You and give You glory today. I want to see You in a fresh, new way in my life. I want to see You use me for greatness. Help me not to allow an excuse to keep me from Your best and the exciting things You have planned for my life. Help me to believe and trust You. I can do what You said I can do! You are with me. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.

Study: Exodus 3:1-4:1-17, Philippians 4:13

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Get Your Fire Back

September 27, 2020

“Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love” Revelation 2:4, NKJV.

I have a lifelong friend of mine, and sometimes we can go gaps of time without talking. It can seem as if we are not even close. However, all I have to do is call him. We get to laughing, and it’s always just like old times again. Our friendship never left. We just needed to rekindle it.

Your fire for God is still there and don’t believe otherwise. You only need to call on Him and rekindle it. Get your fire back!

Prayer: Father, I feel so far away, yet You’ve never left me. I believe all I have to do is call. I want my fire back! I want to be who You have called me to be. I come against any hindrances in my life, and I stir up the gift in me. I receive Your unearned grace today. Fill me with Your Spirit! I love You first, Lord. Father, it feels like old times again! Thank You for Your presence and Your joy! Even move beyond the old, and I ask for a new fire. Thank You for saving me, and You still keep blessing me! Hallelujah! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Psalm 16:11 & 51:12, John 21:15-17, Romans 8:1, 2 Timothy 1:6

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A Good Word Will Make You Glad

September 26, 2020

“Anxiety in the heart of man causes depression, but a good word makes it glad.” Proverbs 12:25, NKJV.

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

The Father has given us His word to think on and be free. He has given us so many mighty promises, which when He couldn’t swear by none greater, God swore by Himself to keep every one He made. He didn’t do it because He had to, but He did it affirm His love. He did it to bedrock your peace and joy, no matter what you go through. His good words settle all disputes in our hearts and minds. For every matter of life, His Spirit even speaks a word in season-specific to give us hope, to cheer us, and lift us up.

Tell yourself I’m not worrying today. I’m not being weighed down today. I give place to a good word that encourages me right where I am in my life and makes me glad!

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

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

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God Hears You, Even In The Night

September 25, 2020

“The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears are attentive to their cry” Psalm 34:15, NKJV.

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

Late one night, I heard our son coughing. I was sleeping very well, and I didn’t feel like getting out of bed at all. Yet, when I heard his voice, it did something to me. I could care less about my tiredness, my feelings, and comfort. My son was in need. Sure enough, I went into his room, and he had no blanket over him. I move him on his pillow and put the blanket real snug over him. He then woke up a little, smiled, and went back to sleep.

You have a Father that watches over you and hears your prayers. He has heard you, even in a night moment in your life. His eyes are always on you, and as soon as you gave voice to your situation, as soon as you said you need Him to come through, as soon as He heard you, He began to move.

Continue to trust and give Him praise. His answer, His victory, His blessing, a helping hand is coming. God does some of His greatest works during the night.

Prayer: Father, thank You that as soon as I prayed, You heard me. You really do care about what I am going through. Strengthen me, Father, and full me with great joy and peace. I believe You are moving on my behalf. You do some of Your greatest works in the night. Hallelujah! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Psalm 34:17, Acts 16:25-34, 1 John 5:14-15

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For Your Glory

September 24, 2020

“You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things, and by Your will they exist and were created” Revelation 4:11, NKJV.

“I will praise You, O Lord my God, with all my heart, and I will glorify Your name forevermore” Psalm 86:12, NKJV.

Be sure to do all that you do for the glory of God and not your own. Let Him handle exalting you. Even when men seek to give you the glory for what you’ve done and accomplished, humbly give it to God.

We become more humble when it’s not about our honor and name being known, but His honor and Name being made known in the earth. Exalt the Father as Creator of all things, and we were made for His good pleasure.

As He has been good to us, as we have seen so much mercy and grace toward us, it is only right to give Him the praise for it. He is the source of it all, and He alone deserves it all. As you honor Him, watch Him honor you. This is the heart attitude that will always take you far.

Prayer: Father, thank You for speaking to me. I will do what I do for Your glory. I desire for You to be lifted high in my life for all the world to see. Let this always be my heart attitude toward everything done in my life. Be glorified in me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Psalm 29:2, 148:13; Isaiah 14:12-15, John 8:50, 1 Corinthians 1:31

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You’re a Wise Man

September 20, 2020

“So everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them, will be like a wise man [a far-sighted, practical, and sensible man] who built his house on the rock” Matthew 7:24, Amplified.

If you hear Jesus’ sayings and do them, Jesus calls you a wise man. It is as if He stands in front of you after you’ve heard and applied His word in your life, and He says that’s a great decision. Imagine Jesus Himself calling you wise–practical, far-sighted, and sensible.

It is wise to hear and apply what Jesus says right now. Many things are happening all around us. There are many things built on sand that are being shaken. Yet, choose to build your house on the rock of Jesus Christ, and they will uphold you in the storm. You will keep standing. Regarding your marriage, your finances, your friendships, and your home make Christ the foundation. Be a wise man.

Prayer: Father, I give You all the praise and glory! Thank You for making me a wise man. Even in these times, there is a rock for me found in Jesus Christ. Come what may, my house will not be shaken! Cause to make any adjustments in any area of my life from building it on sand. Help me to hear Your sayings and apply them. I declare my house will victoriously stand. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Matthew 7:24-26

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New Moments

September 19, 2020

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

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

Go on into the new moments He has for you.

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

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Prosper me in my heart.

September 17, 2020

“Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me” Psalm 51:10, NKJV.

Many times we look at the best way for God to prosper us is in terms of money. However, money is the lowest form of prosperity. Desire for God to prosper you in your heart. For a man, financial prosperity is good, but prosperity of the heart is far better.

It is the heart that doesn’t fail in the face of fear and adversity. You speak the truth and love the Father. We sincerely care about people and have open hearts towards the lost. We pray for others as we pray for ourselves. We view sin like God; we have a genuine pursuit to please Him and have a clean heart.

This is what David did when he sincerely prayed this very psalm. Despite his mistakes, the Bible says that he was a man after God’s own heart. His repenting alone caused him to walk in the best prosperity–and if you need to, so will you. Above all, you seek after, prosper in your heart today.

Prayer: Father, thank You this morning for Your word. Above with money and things, prosper this man’s heart. Increase, grow and enlarge my heart for You and for others. Help me hold tight to what is good, and give me a heart that loves You with everything I have. This is my best prosperity. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Psalm 15, 37:4 & 51; Matthew 5:8, Acts 13:22, 3 John 1:2

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You won’t be able to contain it all

September 14, 2020

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

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

There is so much God is setting you on fire for. There is a change going on in you that you can’t explain. The Holy Spirit’s voice about direction is becoming very clear. He is going to do exceedingly and abundantly beyond what you can ask or think, according to the power, His Spirit, that is at work in you.

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

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

Study: Psalm 126:1, John 16:13

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He wants to talk to you.

September 13, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Call On the Name of Jesus

September 12, 2020

“Then the seventy returned with joy, saying, ‘Lord, even the demons are subject to us in Your name'” Luke 10:17, NKJV.

I had a dream that I literally saw demon-like creatures in the doorway of every room of our house. I was in my bed, and one of them felt as if it was the devil on top of me, attempting to pin me down. Yet, I pushed back, and the devil struggled to handle my strength. Then, I called on the name of Jesus, and the entire dream stopped, and I woke up with a feeling of victory.

Some of us, as men, may feel like you and your family are being attacked by the enemy. I don’t know what secret plot or scheme that the devil has against you, but it will not work. It cannot prosper. You’ve been empowered to push back with strength, and God wants you to call on the name of Jesus. Call on the name of Jesus over every area of your life and over everyone you love. The greater One lives in you, and at the name of Jesus, demons must flee.

You know how things should be in your life and what God said will be. Settle for nothing less. Apply the Name today.

Prayer: Father, I give You all of the glory. Thank you, Jesus, for the power and victory that is in Your great name. I call on Your great name right now, and demons must flee. When I call Your great name, the secret plots and schemes cannot work. Help me apply Your name in every area of my life and over everyone I love. I’m unstoppable. In Your name, I pray, Amen!

Study: John 14:13-14, James 4:7

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Being glad in the Lord

September 11, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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When bad news comes, have a faith response.

September 10, 2020

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

I was told yesterday by the company I work for some news about having to make some changes due to economy. My response was God is my Source.

When you are given any kind of bad news, you may have an initial natural response. However, turn away from it. Put it down. Meet it with a faith response. God is your Source! Your job is a stream of income, but not your source of income. The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof. He can provide for you in many different ways. He will bless your gifts, as you step out in faith, to create other streams. If your doctor gives you a bad report, respond that your Great Physician, your Source of healing, says that by Jesus’ stripes you were healed. He is your Healer and let your complete trust rest in Him.

Whatever it may be brother, receive His peace right now about it. Your God is able. Lift your hands and have a faith response.

Prayer: Father, I give You praise! To everything happening around me, I choose to have a faith response. I will not fear bad news, but my heart will be fixed trusting in You! Help me to stand trusting in You my Source and unlimited Supply. Thank You for already meeting my need. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

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


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One Man Made Everything Alright

September 9, 2020

“For if by the one man’s offense many died, much more the grace of God and the gift by the grace of the one Man, Jesus Christ, abounded to many. For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so also by one Man’s obedience many will be made righteous” Romans 5:15 & 19, NKJV.

I’m glad one man made everything alright. By one man Adam, sin entered into the world and death by it, but by one man Jesus, the gift of grace and righteousness now completely belongs you.

No matter what you’ve done, one man made you free. If by one man you had trouble, by one man you’ve been delivered and can overcome all trouble. By one man you became powerless, and now by one man you have power.

Adam brought the anchor to your sin, but now Jesus is the anchor of your righteousness–being right with God. The anchor of your salvation and redeemer. Where sin abounded, grace abounds much more. One man started it, but one man finished it. He paid your debt of sin for you. One man was a key that locked the door, but one man was the key that opened every door of God’s promises to you. You are free to be all that God has called you to be.

Prayer: Father, thank You for Your abounding grace. Thank you Jesus for redemption and righteousness. I stand in you without sin. You have made me free indeed. Help me to let go of everything behind me and press forward. I can reign in life through Christ. One man made everything alright. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Romans 5:12-20, 8:1-2; John 8:36

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Let God Arise!

September 7, 2020

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

If you have ever seen a sunrise, it is one of the most beautiful sights to behold. Everything makes way for the sun and dawning of a new day, and as the sun takes over, darkness must leave.

It may not appear like it, but God is doing the same in this hour. There is more prayer happening than ever before. He is rising in the earth like the sun. He has brought goodness and victory with Him, and darkness can only scatter because the Lord is showing up. He is showing up more and more, bigger and bigger, greater, and greater in your life.

As you see God arising, declare or announce, agree to let Him rise, and His enemies be scattered! Let the joy of the Lord arise, and His enemies be scattered! Let the peace of God break forth, and His enemies be scattered! Let His will for your life arise, and your enemies be scattered! Let His blessings arise abundantly, and your enemies be scattered! This is your time of manifestation of a God-given victory.

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

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

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You Have a Strong Help

September 5, 2020

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

Where does your help come from when everything looks bleak around you. When everything appears to be chaotic. When you feel like there is pressure on every side. When you are faced with either breaking down or breaking through.

Where does your help come from? Look to the hills and see your great God. Your help comes from the Lord!

It comes from the Lord, Who will move heaven and earth to find you and deliver you. He will reach His hand in any given situation and make it right. No trouble is too hard or strong to keep the hand of God from meeting you right where you are and give you exactly what you need. He will show you where the blessing is. You have an Almighty help. You have a consistent help. You have a perfect help. You have a strong Help.

Prayer: Father, I give You praise! You surely know how to come right on time. You are more than enough and will provide exactly what I need. You are everything I need to win right now, and I thank You. I look to the hills and see my great God. My sure help, my strong help comes from You! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Psalm 121, John 10:4, 1 John 5:4

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Your victory lies in moving forward

August 31, 2020

“Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:13-14, NKJV.

God and His promises are always in front of you, not behind you. The reality is you cannot change where you’ve been. You may have had setbacks. You may feel there’s too much ground to cover at your age. You may have lost it in your past, yet it will only be restored with an amazing God ahead of you. This is a guarantee. It will not and cannot elude you. It will be sitting there within the plan of God. People to help and bless will be awaiting you. Provision, opportunities, relationships, and honor will be awaiting you. You will be restored and made new when you move forward.

The Father’s perfect will is that you become who you are in Christ and that you live an abundant life. This is not a dangling carrot. This is not a place in Him you can only hope to obtain. With the leading of the Holy Spirit, you can arrive there. It is indeed His will, and you know when you are in it. You are fulfilled because you are pleasing the Father there. You’re experiencing using your gifts there. You are the greatest blessing there. You have stepped into what God has called you to do for your life. He is calling you to this place of victory, and even in these times, you must now press into it. Let go of the past, and move forward into what God has for you.

Prayer: Father, thank You for Your Word. I ask that You help me let go of the past and move forward into what You want me to be. I will not allow anything to keep me from moving forward into every victory and every blessing that awaits me. I ask for a focused mind and heart. My victory is in moving forward. Thank You, Lord! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: John 10:10

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He Won’t Let You Drown

August 30, 2020

“He sent from above, He took me; He drew me out of many waters” Psalm 18:16, NKJV.

I remember, as a child, we took a family trip to Panama City Beach in Florida. I couldn’t swim then, but my father was far off on a boat, and I wanted to go where he was. So I tried to swim out to him, but the deeper the water became, the more I realized I couldn’t handle it. I began going underwater. I stretched my hand up one last time, and then I blacked out. I was drowning. Even with so many people on the beach, somehow, my older cousin saw my hand go up for the last time and saved me.

You may not have experienced this physically, but you feel like you are drowning. The waters of everything that is happening in the world, the sum of it all at once, is getting very deep, and you feel like you can’t swim through it. You feel like you can’t breathe. You may even feel like you don’t want to live.

While there are many waters around you, the Lord says He is the air you breathe. He is your strength in turmoil. He is your rock and refuge when things get so tough to bear. He not only rescued your soul, but He rescues your life, and He will be good. He’s standing there right now, and He sees your hand reaching for Him. Your reaching for Him is not in vain. There may be many waters, but the Lord will draw you out of them.

Prayer: Father, sometimes it feels hard right now. I’m just being real. I reach my hands above the waters to You. Minister to me deeply. You are my Refuge and my Strength. You are the air that I breathe. I will not drown, but I will live and overcome by my faith in You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Psalm 18:1-19, John 16:33, 1 John 5:4

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I Will Worship Nobody but You

August 28, 2020

“Then Jesus said to him, Away with you, Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only you shall serve'”, Matthew 4:10, NKJV.

A lot of times when we think about what true worship is, we think of it as physically bowing down on our knees and laying prostrate before the Lord. Yet, true worship to God is reverence to Him by bowing down in our heart and walking according to His truth. We exalt God not only by lifting our hands, but we lift Him up on the throne of our heart. He is God and He alone is who you serve.

As Satan did with Jesus, he will offer you the world for your priceless true worship. If he can get your worship, then either quickly or over time, he can get your life. Yet, tell Satan to get behind you! Like Jesus, tell him you will put no other gods before the Lord. There will be no sin, no entertainment, no money, or pleasure, that you will lift up and put before the Almighty God that saved and redeemed you. He has been good to you and will always bring you into great places of victory in your life.

Receive the charge as a man to worship the Father alone in this hour.

Prayer: Father, thank You and help me to always worship You. Help me to recognize if I have exalted anything in my life in worship, instead of You. I will worship You as God and God alone. Jesus is King. You will remain the head of my life. Nobody but You Father. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Matthew 4:1-11, John 4:23-24

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Rain or shine, keep seeking Him.

August 27, 2020

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

When going through a tough situation, it can be a challenge to keep your mind on God. The situation is trying and uncomfortable. Your situation will tell you to think on it. Put all of your energy, focus and spend all of your time thinking about it.

Yet, God is right next to your situation, and says regardless of what you’re going through, you still need to seek Me. You still need to occupy your thoughts with Me. Meditate on Who I am, and that I have every answer that you need.

Just as rain or shine, as a man you will go to work, decide that rain or shine you will seek the Lord.

It’s tough, but seek the Lord! Your bank account may be low, but seek the Lord! It may feel rocky in the world around you, but seek the Lord! Don’t allow the situation to slow you down, keep you from church even virtually, and from leading your home.

Confession: I’m going to trust God today! According to Jeremiah 32:17, there’s nothing He can’t do. Everything is going to be alright. I’m going to occupy my thoughts on His Word! When thoughts about my circumstance come, I’m going to stop myself from thinking on it and keep my mind on Jesus. I’m going to keep seeking Him. I praise Him now! I receive joy in my day. Hallelujah!

Study: Isaiah 26:3, Philippians 4:8, Ephesians 3:20

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Don’t get discouraged. You just got started.

August 26, 2020

“After that, the Word of came to me: ‘Zerubbabel started rebuilding this Temple and he will complete it. That will be your confirmation that God-of-the-Angel-Armies sent me to you. Does anyone dare despise this day of small beginnings? They’ll change their tune when they see Zerubbabel setting the last stone in place!’…” Zechariah 4:9-10, Message Bible.

God will give you a great dream about what He’s called you to, but when you to start it, it may look nothing like what He showed you at first. He shows us the end at the beginning, but when you step out and do it, at that very moment it may not receive the response you desire. Sometimes, this is the moment we get discouraged, question God’s will and throw in the towel.

Don’t get discouraged my brother. You just started. All fruit doesn’t begin as fruit. All fruit began as a seed. Then, it grows into something greater. Don’t give up so quickly. You just started and small beginnings are not to be despised, but actually cherished. You will remember this time and say this was the time that God built character in me.

It may start out small, but it is going to end up big. It will be just as God said it will be. Don’t be moved just because it doesn’t look like what God showed you yet. Celebrate your victory. You obeyed the Lord, and it is something to be proud of. Keep sowing your seed and watch God will bless it to grow.

Prayer: Father, I praise You. You’ve told me to start and I’ve obeyed You. Thank You for helping me not to get discouraged that I don’t see the results I want yet. Help me remember I just got started and not to despise small beginnings. Continue to build character in me and help me stay with it, and keep sowing my seed. You will bring it to pass. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Isaiah 46:10, Ephesians 3:20, Galatians 6:9

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Even in the dark, there’s a path for you.

August 23, 2020

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

“I have been young, and now am old; yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his descendants begging bread” Psalm 37:25, NKJV.

It would be contrary to the character of God for darkness to surround you, and He not give you light in the midst of it. He will never leave or forsake you, and will always show you a path to receive what He’s already provided.

There is a path to abundant life. There is a path to blessing, peace, and provision. As you acknowledge your God, as you lean on Him to help you understand, He will show you the way. His Word will light your way.

You may be tempted to be anxious, but don’t be. You may be tempted to be under pressure, but don’t be. Keep praising and blessing Him. Be mightily encouraged in knowing there is a path, and He will always direct you to it. He will get you there.

Prayer: Father, You are a good Good, and I praise You. There is no one like You. I ask that You show me the decisions to make and the paths to take. You are my Shield and my Source. As I draw close to You, You will not fail to draw near to me and show me the path You’ve already made. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Psalm 32:8 & 119:105, Jeremiah 33:3, James 1:5 & 4:8

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Come back and thank Him.

August 22, 2020

“And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, returned, and with a loud voice glorified God, and fell down on his face at His feet, giving Him thanks. And he was a Samaritan. So Jesus answered and said, ‘Were there not ten cleansed? But where are the nine? Were there not any found who returned to give glory to God…’ ” Luke 17: 15-18, NKJV.

Nine of the lepers went on to enjoy their blessing. They forgot what Jesus had done for them. But, like a bill that’s due, one of the lepers Jesus healed felt the Lord was due glory and praise. He realized all that the Lord had done for him. What this meant for his life. I am sure he thought about how this blessing he just received was going to change everything and was very, very grateful.

Look around and think about everything the Lord has done for you. He has kept you. When you needed money, He brought it to you on time. He has been answering your heartfelt prayers. He’s been healing and restoring you beyond what others will ever truly know–but you know. There is a divine work of the heart that you can’t express that the Father has done and is doing in your life.

He’s rescued your life and has been so good, even in a pandemic. He’s changed everything for you. Like the one leper, come back and thank Him.

Challenge: I challenge you to praise the Lord for 15 minutes. Take the time not to ask of Him, but to give Him. With great gratitude, thank Him for all He has done. Give Him due praise. Give Him the glory for it all, and bless His great name.

Study: Luke 17:12-19, Isaiah 43:21, Hebrews 13:15

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You will make it through it!

August 19, 2020

“Out of my distress I called on the LORD; the LORD answered me and set me free. The Lord is on my side…” Psalm 118:5-6a, ESV.

If God Himself was going through what you are experiencing, do you believe that He could get through it? You may say yes He would. Nothing’s too hard for God.

Then why won’t you?

The One you believe would make it, is the same One that is with you and for you. You can make it too. It’s never just our situation or trial. It’s never just our marriage problem. It’s never only our fight of faith, or our journey in this life alone. It’s His. He helps us handle it like He would. The same grace that He has, He has given you and it is very sufficient. It is more than enough for not only strength, but for joy while you’re in it, for comfort and triumph. Like passing a town on your way home, you will make it through it.

Prayer: Father, I praise You! I really needed this. Sometimes, things can get hard for this man, but if You can make it, I can too. You freed me and You are on my side. Your joy is my strength. Thank You for Your grace being sufficient, and I receive it right at this very point in my life. I will overcome. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Jeremiah 32:27, Nehemiah 8:10, John 14: 16-17, 2 Corinthians 12:9

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Jesus is with you in the fire.

August 18, 2020

“… ‘Did we not cast three men bound into the midst of the fire?’ They answered and said to the king, ‘True, O king.’ ‘Look!’ he answered, ‘I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire; and they are not hurt, and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God’” Daniel 3:23-25, NKJV.

Their enemy not only saw the three Hebrew boys in the fire, they saw One more in the fire with them. They saw One that looked like the Son of God. Even in the fire, Jesus is with us.

You may be in the fire right now, but Jesus is with you in it. The devil may try to overcome you, but be assured that he sees Jesus right there with you. We are never alone even in the fire, and what your adversary thought will take you out, is only taking you in. When you come out the fire, you won’t even smell like smoke. You won’t look like, resemble, and no one will be able to tell that you have been where you’ve been. The fire only caused you to know Jesus in a more deeper way. The fire only purified your heart and your faith. Your life is going to so blessed after being with Jesus in the fire, that you’ll be able to thank God for it.

Prayer: Father, thank You. Jesus is with me in the fire. I thank You that the devil sees Jesus right beside me, and he can’t win over me. Let this purify me and make my walk stronger in Christ. May I know you Jesus in a deeper way, and grace me to thrive right now. Help me to praise and serve You even in the fire. I declare I’m coming out more blessed than I’ve ever been in my life because I’ve put my trust in You. I pray the same for other men as well. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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

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Stay By the River of His Word

August 17, 2020

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

A tree cannot survive without water. But with it, a tree can thrive. You are a tree of righteousness, and in these times, it is vital to stay by the river of God’s Word. Do not underestimate its’ power. His Word flows abundantly with everything you need. He will meet you right where you are. There is no greater shelter, no greater comfort, no greater counsel, no greater offense than His Word.

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

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

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

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Let God keep you.

August 16, 2020

“…Do not arouse or awaken love until the time is right” Song of Solomon 8:4, Berean Study Bible.

It’s important in relationships that you keep sex out of the picture in the dating process. It confuses your soul and your entire body. It makes it harder to hear God’s voice and His direction. Your body is precious. Your man parts are precious and only to be enjoyed by your future wife. I know saving yourself for marriage is not at all popular in the world today, but if you let God keep you, He will greatly reward you. He will reward you with a strong friendship built on trust and commitment. He will reward you with the greatest sex life in marriage.

Your future wife will be the right woman for you. She will be everything you need, wrapped up in what you want. Tell your body no when it’s screaming for sex. Tell your body, “My future wife is going to satisfy this part of me.” You have the same self-control that Jesus walked in, and with His help, you can do this! Trust Him and watch how the Lord blesses you beyond your wildest dreams with His right woman for you!

Prayer: Father God, I need your help to keep my body under control. Help me, Lord, to see your prize and give me something to look forward to that will help me wait for what you have for me. I ask for your forgiveness for my sin. Restore my purity Lord and help me glorify you in this area. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: 1 Corinthians 6:16-20

New book coming soon, “Best Friends, Best Sex” by Bernard and Kesha Trippett! Stay tuned…

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A Message from the Lord for You

August 14, 2020

“Be still, and know that I am God…” Psalm 46:10, ESV.”

“I am in control. I want you to know that I am in control. I see all that you see. I see all that you experience, and I am still in control. I want you to know that I am in control, so that you will be in control over your thoughts, over your mind, and over how you see your outcome. Be still and know that I am God. You are in My hands. I am in control says the Lord.”

Study: Genesis 50:20, Romans 8:28, Proverbs 16:9, Isaiah 14:24, Job 12:10

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Talk Victory

August 12, 2020

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

The last thing the devil wants to do is deal with a man that talks victory. Every time he comes against you, all he hears is your talk of faith and victory.

A victorious believer is a speaking believer about how he will overcome through Christ. This is the man that praises and makes his boast in the Lord. No matter what he sees, a victory-speaking believer is agreeing with God’s Word, and finds joy right where he is.

Your words hold life and power, and within your boast is a stirring of your mighty faith. When you boast, it helps you to see clearly your outcome in God. You see clearly that indeed great things are in store for you. Don’t allow the devil to deceive you into talking about defeat because there is none found in God. Stand toe-to-toe with the devil and declare who your God is. Joyfully tell him he is no match for the Great I AM. Boast on Jesus Christ and what He has done for you. His plan for your life is unfolding right before you, the goodness of God is coming and your victory cannot be stopped.

Prayer: Father, Thank You for Your Word. You have overcome for me. Help me to not talk defeat, but talk victory! By faith, it is already done! I boast in your face devil that My God is good and He is able. Thank You God I have victory in this situation. Thank You for the awesome plan You have for me. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: 1 Corinthians 15:57, 1 John 5:4, Isaiah 53:5, Proverbs 18:21

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It’s never over with God

August 11, 2020

“I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the Lord” Psalm 118:17, NKJV.

When a sports team is down with seconds left in a game, the world will count them out and everyone says it’s over. Sometimes, life can feel that way.

When it looks like nothing is happening, God is behind the scenes at work in your life. People may have counted you out, but even right now, He’s at work in you.

It’s not over until you are free. It’s not over until you are walking in His plan for your life. If He allowed you to lose your job, know that He’s going to give you a better one. Your turn around will be so great, that only God can get the glory. You will look back and say look what the Lord has done in my life. It’s never over for the man that will trust in Him.

Prayer: Father, You are good and with You, it’s never over. I declare it’s not over and the best is yet to come because You are on my side. I say by faith my best is happening right now. You are at work right now. Steer me during this time. Help me to obey and keep praising You because it’s not over. I will see Your glory in my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: John 10:10, Romans 8:28 & 31-39

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Reach Your Family

August 10, 2020

“What do you think? If a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them gets lost, will he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountain and go in search of the one that is lost?” Matthew 18:12, Amplified.

One day while on Facebook, I came across a post from one of my cousins, who seems to always have posts about no one cares, his problems and what he’s going through. The Holy Spirit spoke to me and said that’s who I want you to go after. You’re so focused on reaching the world, but you have those right in your midst that is lost.

There is a place for witnessing and going after those that are already close to you that need Jesus–your family. You’ve been divinely connected to them. There are those already near, that if you slow down, watch and pray, He will show you family that you just may be overlooking.

The Lord didn’t intend on your spreading of the Gospel to be complicated, but very simple and the devil doesn’t want you to receive a revelation of that. Ask yourself what would show the love of God to them the most–right now? What is their real need, and how can you meet it? Some of your family need your time, and some need wisdom on how to get through their challenges. Some have been giving up on and forgotten, and God wants you to step in and say He hasn’t.

I challenge you to reach your family. Leave your comfort, and go after them.

Prayer: Father, thank You for Your word today. Help me to simplify it and show me how to reach my family in these times. Help me to minister to that have been giving up on and forgotten. That family member that is always posting on Facebook about their problems–I pray for them now. Help me to love them in a great way. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Acts 1:8

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You Have to Keep Pushing

August 9, 2020

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing.” 2 Timothy 4:7-8, NKJV.

The reward is ahead, so keep pushing. The promise is before you, so keep pushing. Just because you have to push, doesn’t mean it’s not God’s will for you. Just because you have to apply great effort, doesn’t mean it isn’t yours to possess.

It is a battle sometimes to keep the faith in order to see your victory. One step of obedience after the other, one transparent prayer to God after another. The struggle to get what the Lord put in you, out of you is real. Yet, if we want manifestation in our lives, we have to push ourselves beyond what we’re comfortable with.

Even if you need someone close to you to hold you accountable to what God has spoken to you, do it. Whatever it takes. Don’t get stagnant now. Keep pressing. By God’s grace, you can keep pushing.

Prayer: Father, I praise You! You are my all and all, and I thank You for encouraging me to keep pressing. Help me, Jesus, to keep pushing like You. I can’t get stagnant now. I thank You that my reward is ahead of me, even in these times You are doing great things for me. I ask and receive the grace to keep pushing. Hallelujah! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: 1 Corinthians 9:24, Hebrews 10:35-36 & 12:1

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I Won’t Forget You

August 8, 2020

“So it shall be, when the Lord your God brings you into the land of which He swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give you large and beautiful cities which you did not build, houses full of all good things, which you did not fill, hewn-out wells which you did not dig, vineyards and olive trees which you did not plant—when you have eaten and are full— then beware, lest you forget the Lord who brought you out…” Deuteronomy 6:10-12, NKJV.

Increase is coming, and you may say in your own life is already here. Great things are happening, and you are in a promised place. God has been good to you. But remember once you have eaten and are full, don’t forget God.

The man that remembers God remembers where God brought him from. It was the Lord that kept you going. He paid the bill just in time, He gave you the wisdom, He sent the help you needed, and kept the family happy while you got your stuff together as a man. It was and has been God’s goodness all along.

As God blesses you more and more, walk in the principles of humility and wisdom more and more. Keep Christ as Who you obey and serve. The man that remembers God is the man the Lord will continue to bless.

Prayer: Father, I won’t forget You. Help me to remain obedient and faithful when Your goodness shows up in my life. Give me meekness and humility like you, Jesus, even while I’m experiencing great blessings. I will put nothing else before You. So whether I have little or when I am full, I will not forget You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Deuteronomy 8:3-14, Psalm 115:14, Proverbs 30:8-9, Luke 16:10

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He’s putting your life back together again.

August 6, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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A Made-Up Mind

August 6, 2020

“And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, ‘This is the way, walk in it,’ when you turn to the right or when you turn to the left” Isaiah 30:21, ESV.

Take on a made-up mind today. You will receive what God is showing you, and you will walk in it. Your experience of what you receive in your life will be one way or another based on when you make your mind up to follow that voice you are hearing. It’s the Lord speaking to you. You may have all kinds of thoughts going on in your head, but make up your mind on you will believe Him about your challenge, about your life. Walk in the way that will bring manifestation to what you want to see happen in your life this year. The sooner you make up your mind, the sooner you’ll eat of God’s plan for your life.

Prayer: Father, I give You praise, and You alone are worthy of it. I hear You speaking to me. I hear a voice behind me, and it’s You. Help me to have a made-up mind on trusting You. Help me to have a made-up mind on going in the direction You have for my life. May I not turn to the right or left, but believe and walk in it. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Psalm 32:8, Jeremiah 33:3, Isaiah 41:10, John 10:27

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I Will Praise Him at All Times

August 3, 2020

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

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

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

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

Prayer: Father, You are worthy, and I will praise You, even in these times. I will praise You for everything You have done for Me. I bless You for the great things You are doing in my life. I praise You for being my Savior, my Provider, my Deliverer, my Waymaker, and Friend. I remind myself of Who I serve, and nothing will keep me from blessing You. Hallelujah! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

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

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Your Lane of Purpose

August 2, 2020

“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do” Ephesians 2:10, NIV.

A tool can be utilized much more effectively when we know the purpose of it. For example, a spoon was created for eating soup. When that spoon is doing what it was designed to do, it is most useful. However, take that same spoon and use it to cut steak, and you will have a great deal of work ahead of you. Eating is going to be much harder, overwhelming, and frustrating. As good as the steak is, you can’t enjoy it as it was meant to be enjoyed.

Aside from our purpose to live for Him and know Him, God has something He created you for. You are an original, built and designed by God with a specific purpose in His mind, not yours. Without walking in His purpose for your life, it will be hard, full of toil, frustration, confusion, and fear. Don’t fight against it any longer. Yield and completely surrender to Him. Completely surrender to being you. Seek God and get into your lane of purpose.

Prayer: Father, thank You for creating me with a purpose in mind. I desire to know that purpose. I surrender my life to You. I surrender to being who You created me to be. Help me cooperate with You every day of my life as I allow You to use me! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Jeremiah 1:5

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Ask Him for it.

August 1, 2020

“For it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure” Philippians 2:13, NKJV.

I’m sure when you were a little child, you wouldn’t hesitate to ask your parents for literally everything. You would ask your dad to help open a jar that’s too hard to turn, tell your mom when you needed something to eat, or ask for wisdom. No matter what it was, it always made sense that if you need help with anything, you would ask them for it.

I’m learning more and more to go to God for literally everything in the same way. I’m learning more and more to come to the end of myself from the start. Like a car with no power steering, even our will (the desire, the want to) in some areas is too hard to turn toward Him–without Him.

If you desire a work of the heart to be done in you, ask Him for it. If you want upright living when no one is looking, ask Him for it. Because of Jesus, we can without shame come boldly and say, Lord, I don’t love you like I should. Help me to love You more. God is able and will perform a marvelous work in you. With child-like faith, He wants you to come to Him. Whatever it is, come to the end of yourself and ask Him for it.

Prayer: Good morning, Father, here I am. What I want and need in my life, I ask You for it. Move in me. Right now, I take my hands off of it and even ask for the will, the desire–the want to–for more of You. By Your power, do a marvelous work in me. I thank You for it, Father. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Psalm 51, Philippians 4:13

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Teach me to do Your will

July 31, 2020

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

When a student doesn’t know how to do what they’ve been instructed to do, a good teacher will take the time to show them how.

I have to admit that like that student, I need help in my life. There are some things I have found myself continually doing, even when I make a great effort to stop. I have also found myself knowing what to do, yet for some reason, I still haven’t changed my ways. I need God to teach me to do His will.

This goes beyond us just knowing or being aware of what to do. This goes beyond even understanding it. It is when our actions catch up to where our heart is because our sincere desire is for more of God. It is when our actions show we want to arrive at the places God wants to take us. It is when our actions show we don’t want the sin or something else in our lives that secretly is harming and hindering us.

Ask God to teach you to do His will. No matter where you are, He is still your God, and His Spirit is there to help. His Spirit is good. If you allow Him to teach you, He will lead you into a great place for your life.

Prayer: Father, You are my God. Teach me. I don’t want to keep doing the same things in my life. Show me how to change. Help me, God. Help me apply Your word. I ask for a hearing ear and a humble heart, so You can teach me to do Your will. Thank You in advance. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: John 14:26, Romans 7:18-20, Philippians 2:13

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Seeing That The Lord Reigns

July 30, 2020

“The Lord reigns; he is robed in majesty; the Lord is robed; he has put on strength as his belt. Yes, the world is established; it shall never be moved. Your throne is established from of old; you are from everlasting. The floods have lifted up, O Lord, the floods have lifted up their voice; the floods lift up their roaring. Mightier than the thunders of many waters, mightier than the waves of the sea, the Lord on high is mighty!” Psalm 93:1-4, ESV.

The Lord is mighty and He reigns. Strength is the belt of the Lord. He doesn’t lose a battle because He reigns. He has all dominion and authority. The earth is His footstool. He decrees and His word comes to pass. When you see the Lord as He is, you’ll see that your adversary has no power. When you have a perspective that God is in control and that He has all power in His hands, your adversary’s attacks won’t rob your peace and joy.

As you look out on the landscape of your day and your life, the hand of God is reigning over it all. Tell every area of your life that the Lord reigns and He will have the final say. His will and His promises will stand.

Father, I glorify You and thank You for Who You are. You are King and You reign. Help me to rest in knowing that over every situation, You reign. I will let nothing rob my peace and joy today. No matter what the devil says, You will have the final say because You reign! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Psalm 24 & 93, Proverbs 19:21, Nehemiah 9:6

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I can’t do it on my own.

July 28, 2020

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

When you wake up in the morning, one way to begin your day is to acknowledge in prayer that you can’t do it. It’s humbling to not only say you can’t but to honestly realize you can’t do it on your own. You have no godly strength to overcome on your own. There’s nothing good you can do, or become by yourself without the Lord.

This humility is what swings the door wide open for the grace of God to operate in your life. It causes the grace of God to be poured out to you, as God sees a humble man that truly needs and desires Him to be a part of his life. You will witness an Almighty God meet your need with detail. He will respond to your humility with grace, your weakness with strength, and your questions with answers. This kind of approach in prayer, not eloquent words, is what God will always respond to.

Prayer: Father, as I begin my day, I acknowledge I can’t do this without You. I can’t. You are all I need. I ask that You respond to my humility with an outpouring of Your grace. Holy Spirit rest upon me and give me Your strength to live for You. Let Your love, wisdom, and power reign in my life today. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: John 15:1-5, 1 Corinthians 15:10, 1 Peter 5:6 & 10, Ephesians 3:8


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Nothing less than what He promised you.

July 26, 2020

“The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly” John 10:10, NKJV.

If the company you work for came to you at the end of the week with only some of your paycheck, that would not be okay with what you received. Most of your paycheck would be better, yet that still wouldn’t due either.

You did all of your work, therefore, you rightfully expect all of your compensation–nothing less.

Rightfully expect nothing less than an abundant life. Jesus came and lived a sinless life, loved, discipled, saved, healed the sick, opened blind eyes, caused the lame to walk, delivered, empowered, forgave, endured, and then, gave his life on the cross for you and I. He finished the work. He sowed his life so you can reap an abundant one. Now as a son of God, you can rightfully expect everything he paid the price for.

It is the Lord’s joyful desire, and His plans are still to bless your life. Expect nothing less than being free in Christ, nothing holding you back. Expect nothing less than what Jesus has provided. Expect nothing less than what He promised you.

Prayer: Thank You Father for Your Word. Thank you Jesus for the work you finished on the cross and I can rightfully expect to be blessed above measure. I am free. I believe You, and I will expect nothing less than to experience Your promises in my life. It is Your joyful desire for me. Thank You, Lord! In Your name, I pray, Amen!

Study: 2 Corinthians 1:20, Jeremiah 29:11

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You don’t have to be perfect for God to use you.

July 25, 2020

“For what does the Scripture say? Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness” Romans 4:3, NKJV.

“Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong” 2 Corinthians 12:10, NKJV.

Abraham wasn’t perfect at all. He lied about his wife being his sister and slept with his wife’s handmaid. Yet, he believed God, and the Father accounted his faith as righteousness. Because he didn’t allow his shortcomings to hinder his obedience, he walked in God’s purpose for his life, becoming the father of faith and of many nations.

The Father doesn’t just know your strengths, but He knew your flaws, the mistakes, the failures, and everything else about you and your life. He knew all of you, and He still called all of you. You’re not perfect, but Jesus is your complete perfection. The Father isn’t asking you to be perfect before He can use you. He’s asking for your faith in Him to show Himself strong even in your weaknesses. We are like cups with a hole at the bottom, but in Christ, God uses us to carry water to thirsty souls.

You don’t want to miss what God has for you. He loves you. He had a great plan for Abraham, and He has a great plan for you. Don’t allow your imperfections to keep you from obeying God.

Prayer: Father, thank You that I am washed and made new in Christ. I am made perfect, not by my works, but through faith in You. Help me to let You use me, flaws and all. May I glory in weaknesses instead so You can show Yourself strong. I don’t have to be perfect to obey You. I receive Your love today. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Genesis 16:4, 20:1-3; Romans 5:1, Galatians 3:1-9, 26, 1 Corinthians 1:30

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Favor Surrounds You

July 20, 2020

“But let all those rejoice who put their trust in You; Let them ever shout for joy, because You defend them; Let those also who love Your name Be joyful in You. For You, O Lord , will bless the righteous; With favor You will surround him as with a shield” Psalms 5:11-12, NKJV.

We can rejoice and shout for joy because Jesus became your substitute and satisfied the debt of sin. The debt of sin has been removed, and your sins have been thrown as far as the east is from the west. They truly have. You stand in Christ as righteous as he is, and now a holy God has come near and surrounds you. Like a shield on every side, His favor surrounds you.

Favor is simply God delighting in you because you received His love through His Son. You accepted His Son, and God’s delight is to accept you not based on what you’ve done but grace–the unmerited favor of God. It may come, but don’t allow condemnation or guilt to surround you. Favor surrounds you. Don’t allow hopelessness to surround you. Favor surrounds you. Despite what is happening around you, in between all of it and you, in between the enemy’s attacks and you, is the favor of God. He will bless you.

Prayer: Father God, thank You for the favor I now through Jesus Christ! I will shout for joy about it. Help me to understand more and more the favor I’ve received. I say out loud that I am a blessed, forgiven, and loved. Help me allow nothing but Your favor to surround me. Things will work out because of Your favor. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Genesis 39:21, Proverbs 8:35 & 12:2, Psalm 35:27

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It’s not the time to condemn them.

July 19, 2020

“When Jesus had raised Himself up and saw no one but the woman, He said to her, ‘Woman, where are those accusers of yours? Has no one condemned you?’ She said, ‘No one, Lord.’ And Jesus said to her, ‘Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more.’” John 8:10-11, NKJV.

You will notice the only One that could have condemned the prostitute was still there. But He didn’t. The One who could rightfully accuse sent all her accusers away.

You can choose to be like the accusers, or you can be like Jesus. People are desiring to see Jesus right now. Stoop down like Jesus, get into their dirt, and allow Christ to extend the grace, forgiveness, and love found in Him.

Be careful not the condemn the stripper. Be careful not to condemn the man that’s doing what’s illegal to feed his family, the fornicator, the drunk cousin, or anyone that isn’t living the way you think they should be living. It will keep you from loving them, when love is what they need the most. This is the love that will cause someone to go and sin no more.

Prayer: Father, I give You all the honor, praise, and glory. I thank You for helping me not to condemn people, but to love people. Forgive me if I’ve been condemning, or have been an accuser in my heart. Help me to reach others with grace. They need Jesus and the love that’s found in Him. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: John 3:17 & 8:4-11, Luke 6:37, Romans 8:1-2, 1 John 1:9-2:2

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Fill My Day, Fill My Life

July 18, 2020

“You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore” Psalm 16:11, ESV.

“For you make him most blessed forever; you make him glad with the joy of your presence” Psalm 21:6, ESV.

Father, You are awesome, and I praise You. Thank You, Jesus, for saving me. Thank You for waking me up today and giving me life. Now I ask that You fill my life. Fill all of it–everywhere. Fill me with Your word. Fill my day with Your presence, and my mouth with Your praise. Fill me with Your peace. With outstretched arms, get involved in everything that concerns me.

Fill my decisions. Fill my day with goodness and wisdom. This is the day that You have made, and I will rejoice and be glad in it! Let my cup run over because You are with me. You are my strong Tower. You are my Shield. Fill my day with Your favor! Fill me Holy Spirit so much so that I bear fruit without effort. I declare love, joy, peace, goodness, gentleness, longsuffering, faithfulness, self-control, and kindness are filling me now. This will be a great day. This will be a day full of You! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Psalm 81:10, 2 Corinthians 3:17, Galatians 5:22-23, Ephesians 5:18-20

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The Safest Place

July 17, 2020

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

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

Ask God, what is His will, and are you in it? What is Your will for my family? What are the steps to take in fulfilling His plan for you? When you hide in Him, He promises songs of deliverance for you. He will surround you will favor as a shield. When you abide in His word, He will guide you and handle all the matters of life. Many voices may be pulling after you, trying to tell you what to do, but in His will is the safest place to be.

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

Study: Psalm 5:12, Proverbs 18:10

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Expecting His Goodness in Your Life

July 16, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

Study: Psalm 23 & 106, Romans 8:28

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Keep Going

July 14, 2020

“Now it happened, on a certain day, that He got into a boat with His disciples. And He said to them, ‘Let us cross over to the other side of the lake.’ And they launched out.” Luke 8:22, NKJV.

Sometimes, everything isn’t going to look like you want it to look. It won’t be how you would like it to be. Yet, those are the times you have to keep going until it does.

You can take your towel and wipe your sweat with it. You can take your towel and wipe your tears with it. But don’t throw it in.
Storms may come, and the winds may blow but have a made-up mind that you are going to the other side. You are going to have what God said you will have. You are going to be the man that God has called you to be. Your finances will be well. Your family will thrive.
Let the memories of your last victory encourage your faith for the next one (John 6:12), and you keep going. If He said it, He’s going to do it.

Prayer: Father, I thank You and praise You. You are the Almighty God, powerful and awesome in all Your ways. I say I see my victory already. I choose to walk like a man of God today. I ask for a deep rest about it all. Let my heart be after only you, Jesus. I will keep going. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Luke 8:22-25, Mark 8:18-21

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If He said it, He will do it!

July 13, 2020

“Then said the Lord to me, You have seen well, for I am alert and active, watching over My word to perform it.” Jeremiah 1:12, Amplified.

We can make a strong commitment to do something, but there is still a possibility, something will come up. Things can happen out of our control that can keep us from doing what we said we would do. Yet, God is infallible, holy, righteous, and faithful. Nothing will come up with Him. He is the only One that can and will always keep His word to you.

The Father is not surprised by where you are. He isn’t sweating bullets, wondering can He meet your need on time, nor should you be either. He’s not worrying or under any pressure about how can He get you into what He predestined for your life, nor should you either. Choose to rest in the character and faithfulness of God Who covers you, and He won’t let you down. If He said, He will do it!

Prayer: Father, thank You for Your ability to do what You said You will do! Nothing will come up and You are always on time. I can rejoice today because You watch over Your Word to perform it. You are active and You will bless me with what I have need of. I choose not to walk under any stress. Help me keep my mind on You and joyfully trust You! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Numbers 23:19

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Trust the Driver

July 12, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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Be Still, and Know He is God

July 11, 2020

“Be still and know (recognize, understand) that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations! I will be exalted in the earth” Psalm 46:10, Amplified.

There have been times as a man when I have had to ask myself how in the world can this work out. A barrage of questions is pacing back and forth through my mind.

Then God calmly speaks, “Be still and know that I am God.”

Be still and acquaint yourself with Who God is. Recognize and put before your eyes the truth that He indeed is God, and if anyone has already made a way and will get you what you need, He can. If anyone can open a door, He will make it swing wide open. If anyone can move the mountain, if anyone can turn it around, if anyone will provide, He can.

God will be exalted in your life. Now it will be no different. So peace–be still. The resolve for your situation is not based on your own ability, but His supernatural ability. Be still and rejoice because you are in His hands.

Prayer: Father, I give You praise and all of the glory that’s due Your name. Thank You for helping me to be still and know that You are my God. You see the end from the beginning, and You have already worked it out. Help me to stand on Your word, and I receive peace. Help me to stand in faith and allow You to lead me into whatever I need. Be exalted in my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Isaiah 41:10, Philippians 4:6-7

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The wisdom of quickly handling being offended

July 10, 2020

“Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry. Human anger does not produce the righteousness God desires” James 1:19-20, NLT.

My wife has told me not to allow certain foods, like grits or oatmeal, to sit in the pot after they’ve been made. If you let them sit there, it hardens in the pot. The pot then becomes harder to clean than if I would have cleaned it right after it had been used.

As a man, you can get angry, and yes, you can get offended too. Yet, it is wiser to quickly handle your hurt. It’s much better to quickly handle what you’re upset about right when it happens than to let time go by, and it begins to fester and harden your heart toward them. If you hold on to it, in time it will be God. Therefore the Lord says don’t even allow the sun to go down on your wrath (Eph. 4:26). You will give place to the enemy the longer you allow the offense to sit there and the devil is the one we don’t want to give any place to. With that one seed, he will use it to produce strife, pain, arguments, unforgiveness, and a root of bitterness in your marriage and in your life.

Don’t live secretly angry or offended from something you’re now bitter from. Jesus set you free. Love God’s law and imitate Him, as He quickly loves us–a holy God lets it go again and again, and gets things right with us. With Christ’s help, handle it today.

Prayer: Father, help me not to let anger or offense live in me. I desire for any seeds of offense to be plucked up and dealt within me. Help me to not give the devil any place to come in and ruin my marriage and the relationships I have. You made me free. I will love Your law of forgiveness and imitate You. Teach me how to set things back right again quickly, just like You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Psalm 119:165, Proverbs 18:19, Ephesians 4:32

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Do It With All Your Heart

July 9, 2020

“Thus Hezekiah did throughout all Judah, and he did what was good and right and true before the Lord his God. And in every work that he began in the service of the house of God, in the law and in the commandment, to seek his God, he did it with all his heart. So he prospered” 2 Chronicles 31:20-21, NKJV.

Hezekiah did what he did for God with all of his heart and prospered. Whatever calling by God is in your heart, do it with all of your heart. If you sing, do it with all of your heart. If you are a dentist, build smiles with all of your heart. If you are a business owner, strive to give the best service with integrity with all of your heart. Ministry may be your calling and God wants you to put all your heart into it. Honor the Lord to the utmost in all you do. Do it as if Jesus was doing it himself, as ministry, as service to one another.

Be encouraged to press beyond everything happening around you, and focus on Who you do it for. You love God and desire to please Him. You love people and you desire to make a difference. Give Him all that you have for the glory of God. As the Father did with Hezekiah, so He will do with you–He will prosper you.

Prayer: Father, I will do what You’ve called me to with all of my heart. I have a God to serve and glorify! Help me to remain focused on serving You and loving others. As I seek You and do it with all my heart, You will prosper me. I praise You for it. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: 2 Chronicles 32:27-33, Colossians 3:17

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Rise!

July 7, 2020

“For a righteous man may fall seven times and rise again, but the wicked shall fall by calamity.” Proverbs 24:16, NKJV.

For a just man, falling is not final. Who are the just? It is those whose sins have been taken away through Jesus. You may have fallen down, but you are just. You get back up. You rise.

A just man will never stay down because he is reminded that God is with him. He knows goodness and mercy follow him all the days of his life, and God’s mighty hand will always help him up. If you’ve fallen, rise from your place and take your seat as being seated in heavenly places in Christ Jesus. Set your heart to receive God’s abundant grace and know that His plan is always intact. He has a plan already prepared for your comeback and your ultimate victory.

You are God’s man, and you are needed in these times. Your wife needs you. Your children need you. Turn away from any condemnation, shame, or regret. Let the joy of the Lord be your strength. Let it empower you to rise!

Confession: I choose to not wallow in a mistake but rise with joy and the knowledge of God’s acceptance of me. I serve a merciful and faithful God. Since He’s not condemning me, I will not either. I get back up! I am the just, and I am who God says I am. I rise from every circumstance. I am needed in these times. God’s plan for me will never change, and surely I have restoration ahead. I will never quit on the LORD because He never quit on me. I will praise Him! I rise!

Study: 1 John 1:9, Psalm 23, Romans 8:1-2

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Take Up Your Cross

July 6, 2020

“Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.” Matthew 16:24, NKJV.

I can say that I don’t always feel like getting up in the morning to study and pray. Yet, with the decision before me to seek Him or not each day, what God has begun to spring up within my heart is that I have to take up my cross.

It is a decision as a believer you must daily make. Your day and your year depends on it. Experiencing the will of God for your life, your family, provision and blessings depend on it. Taking up your cross is when you go before Him, and truly surrender your will and your plans, for His will and His plans. It is the place where you give up your weakness and receive His strength. The cross is the place where you give up your way to handle your situation, and let Him be Lord over it, and allow Him to direct you on what to do about your situation.

It is humbling and it’s where the rubber meets the road, but Jesus says if any man will come after him, he must deny himself (say no to himself), take up his own cross, and follow him. I have found my greatest life, and have become a better man then I’ve ever been through the cross–and you will also.

Prayer: Father, thank You for Your word. I’m taking up my cross today. Here is my will and here are my plans, and I receive Yours. Here is my weakness and I receive Your strength. I say yes to You today. Help me today to humbly deny myself and follow Jesus. You are the Good Shepherd of my life. I will trust in You. Thank You for blessing me through the cross. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: John 10:10, Psalm 23

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Realize how precious life is and be thankful.

July 5, 2020

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

The only reason you have breath this morning is that the Lord provided it. The only reason you opened your eyes is that He blessed you to open them.

If you consider that you have just been blessed with life, you will realize how precious life is. When you humbly think out of the thousands of people that didn’t wake up, but you did, you will realize how precious life is and be thankful. Regardless of what you face, the thankfulness of life outweighs your concerns and puts them in their proper place.

Stop and occupy your heart with the blessing of life itself and praise Him. Rejoice, and be glad. No matter what you have, some would immediately trade you for your health, your right mind, your eyesight, your family, your peace in Christ, for every ounce of wealth they have because life weighs in as the greatest blessing.

No matter what you’re going through, as long as you have breath, there is always hope. God has graciously extended to you life today–so He must desire that you live it!

Prayer: Father, I praise You for the blessing of life. You gave me life today, and I will rejoice. I am alive. Therefore, You want me to live! Help me to trust You will handle all of my concerns as You have always done. May I not always be found looking for a blessing, that I forget I’m already blessed. Thank You, Lord! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Psalms 103 & 138:8, Galatians 2:20, 1 Timothy 6:6

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You’re going to have to fight for it.

July 4, 2020

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

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

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

Jesus fought and finished. Be strong in God’s grace (2 Timothy 2:1)! Keep the joy of making a difference before you. Keep the joy of God’s will and heaven before you. His call is worth it. That promised land is worth it. Changing lives is worth it.

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

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

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Being Fully Persuaded

July 3, 2020

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

Abraham didn’t see how the promise of a child would happen, but he was fully persuaded and gave the Lord praise. Faith is being fully persuaded in Who God is, what God says, and what He is able to perform. He wants you to remain strong in believing Him right now.

The same thing God wanted from Abraham then, is the same thing He asks from you now. The enemy wants you to stagger, but the Lord says have faith in Me. Praise Me. You may not even understand why you’re going through it, but faith is choosing to hold on to what God told you when you have every reason to let go. Don’t let go. What He said, He is able to perform it.

Take Him at His word and be fully persuaded to the place that you obey Him, that you are led by Him. From your obedience will come your own experiences with God like never before of what He will do, how He will come through–not just for someone else–but for you.

Prayer: Father, thank You for speaking to the core of my faith. Teach me more and more about Who You are, and strengthen my faith through the power of Your word. By faith, help me to obey You. I choose to praise You and be fully persuaded that You will do what You said You will do. Thank You, Jesus! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Romans 1:17 & 10:17, Hebrews 11:6 & 8

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We cry out, we need You.

July 2, 2020

“If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land” 2 Chronicles 7:14, ESV.

Father,

We need You.

We need You. This is our heartfelt cry to You today. There are so many hurting. There are so many in pain. Many people are dying. Father, we cry with humility and say what is happening in the world is beyond what we can fix. Within ourselves, we are incapable of stopping this virus. Within ourselves, we cannot stop everything that is happening all at once. Step in and do what only You can do. We need You.

The world needs what only You can provide. You are the Relief. You are the Cure. You are the Answer. Jesus is the Way. It is the love of Christ that can change the heart and cause us to truly love each other. According to Your word, as we humble ourselves, repent, and seek Your face as Your people, You will heal our land. Open the eyes of the unbeliever to the light of Your gospel. Only You be glorified in the earth. We need You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: John 14:6 & 27, Proverbs 14:34, 2 Corinthians 4:4, Matthew 18:19

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Remember Your Outcome

July 1, 2020

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

No matter what you are going through, be reminded of the outcome. Many times I have felt pressure all around me, even now, yet the one thing that has kept me was the faith that victory is on the other side.

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

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

Prayer: Father, thank You for reminding me of the outcome You have said it will be. You are a good God! Your Word is perfect and sure. I can count on You at all points in my life. Help me to be vigilant and stand against all pressure around me. I will set my mind on Jesus. I will set my mind on the outcome. Hallelujah! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Isaiah 26:3, Jeremiah 29:11, Psalm 16:8, 18:30; Romans 15:13

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Your Source Comes First

June 28, 2020

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

“You need to check your Facebook and the news, you have to send that e-mail, you have to prepare to go somewhere, your wife wants to discuss those important plans, what about the electric bill, how will you elevate the business, you must decide about your mortgage, that big client is coming next week and you have to get ready for that…”

In the morning, all of these things and more are waiting on you with pressure. They all say we come first. They all say we’re most important; however, nothing is more vital than your time with God. Your relationship with Jesus is your greatest possession in these times. The wisdom for everything else hinges on it alone. You are about to travel on a road you have never been to, and it is important to have your Guide close. You are in a dry land and He has all the water, from joy and peace to patience and power, that you need.

Either we will seek God early prior to our success, or we will seek Him after our failure. The devil wants to rush you right past your relationship with the Lord today. Yes, you need to handle other things. However, you need God more.

Confession: God is my source for all things. Nothing is more important than seeking Him first. He is the key that unlocks every door. I will search for Him early. I will search for His wisdom early. I will search for His power early. I will seek Him first. I will inquire of Him and find out what He thinks. That’s my plan and He will handle everything else.

Study: Matthew 6:33

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When fear comes to grip you, stand on the Word.

June 27, 2020

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

“My peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you…Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid” John 14:27, ESV.

My mother has successfully been living with congestive heart failure for over 15 years now. She changed her diet and has been doing everything needed by the doctor to live a normal life. Yesterday, she called me sounding very weak and said she was on her way to the emergency room. After she spoke, immediately fear came to grip me that this was her last day. But the Spirit of God spoke to me and said stand on the Word. Not only stand on My written Word, but also on what I told you about her life that she will help you in ministry and she’s not going anywhere. She left the hospital feeling better.

When fear comes to attempt to grip your life, stand on the Word of God. Stand not only His written Word, but also stand on what He has specifically said He will fulfill in your life or someone close to you. If He said it, He will do it and no devil in hell can change what God has promised.

Standing on the Word means to apply it in your moment. Stand on the Word with prayer, including agreeing with others to stand praying with you. Speak the Word and the Word only. Speak only what He said specifically to you what He will do.

God has not given you the spirit of fear, but of power, love, and a sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7). You are equipped to not allow fear or any form of it, to rob your joy, your peace, or your ability to emotionally function. A stronger Man has come, Who is Jesus Christ. You can say no to fear and stand on His Word!

Prayer: Father, I praise You. Your Word is settled and true. With so much happening, when fear comes to grip me, help me to stand on Your Word. Remind me Holy Spirit of what You said will come to pass. Let that be my response. I cast my care on You today. Jesus is greater and I will walk in victory. In Jesus’ name, Amen

Study: Exodus 14:14, Psalm 34:4, James 5:16, 1 Peter 5:7

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Give attention to what you sow.

June 26, 2020

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

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

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

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

Study: Genesis 8:22, Luke 6:38

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You Will Thrive

June 24, 2020

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

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

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

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

Thrive is what you do.

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

Study: Psalm 1:1-5 & 91, Proverbs 11:28, Job 14:7-9

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God’s Perfect Will Starts in Your Land

June 23, 2020

“Now the Lord had said to Abram: Get out of your country, from your family and from your father’s house, to a land that I will show you. I will make you a great nation; I will bless you and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing” Genesis 12:1-2, NKJV.

I found a local Kroger that wasn’t doing so well in sales. It was built in a very awkward location and hard to reach off the main road. Well, it moved less than a mile away across the street, and now the store is thriving. Being in the right place is what made the difference.

God told Abraham to go into a land that I will show you, and there is where I will bless you and make your name great. If you want the perfect will of God, if you want to experience the blessings God has for your life, it starts with being in your land. If we’re honest, some of us are at the wrong company, have started the wrong business or didn’t start one, are at the wrong church, have settled in the wrong city, and are dating the wrong woman.

Pursue to get in your land. There is where God will abundantly bless you. There is where God’s favor will surround you. There is where you will begin to hear more of God’s plan for you. There is where you will become great and become the greatest blessing.

Prayer: Thank You, Father, You are good, and Your mercy endures forever. I desire to be where You want me to be, not where I think I should be or have been told by someone else. I refuse to be off course. Forgive me if I missed Your direction. Tell me where to go, and I will go, Lord. Get me into my land, Your perfect will for my life. I praise You for it. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Genesis 12:1-3; Proverbs 8:35

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Your Cup Runs Over

June 22, 2020

“You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; my cup runs over” Psalm 23:5, NKJV.

I want you to literally get a cup and set it in front of you. As you look at that cup, say this with me: My cup isn’t empty. My cup isn’t full. My cup runs over.

Running over in the Hebrew here means satisfaction and wealth. You have no shortages in every area of your life, including Christ in you. When God says your cup runs over, He means it. He has given you all things that pertain to life and godliness. Jesus is your Good Shepherd and as a shepherd overflows the cup for their sheep, so does Christ do for his sheep.

Some things you may not physically have in your hands yet, but you will. He has prepared a table before your enemies for you. You will see the goodness and mercy of God. What you see with your eyes in the distance that God has for you is coming closer and it is about to come to pass. Let it be a reminder that every cup in your life is running over.

Prayer: Father, I sincerely thank You. Jesus causes my cup to run over. You are filling my life with satisfaction and wealth that can’t be explained. It is because of Jesus that I’m blessed and victorious. I access what I need right now and let it run over. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Psalm 23, John 4:13-14, Ephesians 1:3, 2 Peter 1:3

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Father, You Are Priceless

June 21, 2020

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

There is no price tag to who you are as a father. You are priceless. You can look, but you won’t find a replacement for your God-given ability to mold and shape who He has placed into your care. Your children and your wife will never get from someone else what they can only receive from you.

Another man can say the same thing to your children, but it won’t have the same impact as when it comes from you. When daddy says you can do it, they believe it. You give identity and purpose. You give a perspective of victory to your wife and children. You mold and shape. You have a God-given position and voice in your home, and money can’t buy who God has made you.

May you feel honored and appreciated on this day as a father. Your children are as clay in your hands, and everything God is to you, you are called to be to them. In the climate of the world around us, don’t get weary now. Continue to be engaged in your priceless role as a father. Be a reflection of your Father, and love them like Christ.

Prayer: Father, I honor You today. I’m honored You made me a father. Help me to always be mindful of my value and the impact that only I can make. I am priceless in the earth. Help me to lead my family and to be a good father like You. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Matthew 7:11, Proverbs 13:22 & 22:6, Hebrews 12:5-7

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Exalt the Lord above your circumstance!

June 20, 2020

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

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

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

When you tell God what you see in Him, He will tell you what He sees in you. He will affirm that the same great God that you are exalting lives on the inside of You. Because He can do it, you can do it. Because Jesus reigns, you reign also.

Prayer: Father, You are great, and there is no one like You! You are all-powerful and You reign. You are faithful and good! I thank You that as I lift You up above my circumstance, You are lifting me up above it also. Lift me above my feelings and set my faith on Your truth. Christ has given me the victory. I receive joy and I will rejoice in this new day You have made. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

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

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He brought you out, to take you in!

June 19, 2020

“Then He brought us out from there, that He might bring us in, to give us the land of which He swore to our fathers” Deuteronomy 6:23, NKJV.

Israel had a terrible and hard past of slavery in Egypt that God brought them out of. He delivered them with mighty miracles and wonders that were not to be forgotten. They were to be told even to this day how the Lord brought them out. Yet, the Father’s heart was not to only bring them out of it but to take them into their Promised Land.

No one will ever know your story or your past. God has done wonders in your life and delivered you. He has helped you move beyond what was too strong to get through yourself. However, when things get tough, the enemy comes against us to try to get us to doubt or question if we’ll make it. Yet, be comforted and encouraged in knowing that if He brought you out, He will bring you in.

It is the sole reason He brought you out, and just as powerfully as He brought you out, it will be even more powerful when He takes you in. Continue to trust Him. He brought out of sin, to take you into real freedom. He brought you to His Son, so He could turn your entire life around—and He will.

He brought you out, to take you in!

Prayer: Father, thank You. I praise You for bringing me out. But that’s not all. I praise You because You will take me in. In spite of what I’m going through, help me to keep following Jesus. You have a plan for my life and it will come to pass. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Deuteronomy 6:20-23, John 10:10

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If He’s repeating it, hold on to it.

June 18, 2020

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

Let me ask you a question. If God spoke to you and said the same thing to you three different times, what would you immediately say to yourself?

I need to really hold on to this.

As you seek God at this moment in your life, if God begins to speak something to you over and over, the Lord is speaking something to you that is very important for your season. It is important to get you through whatever you may be facing, or you may be about to face. Whatever He is saying or showing You in His word, begin to give great attention to it.

This is what God did with Joshua, and he kept it before him to possess the land already given to them. This is what Jesus did with Peter, which helped him get up and move forward to do what he was ultimately called to do.

I believe there’s something God wants you to remember in these times. It’s something you need to hold on to with a tight grip and don’t let go. Like a song on repeat, keep it before your eyes and on your heart. It will be the very word that helps you get through a valley, that helps you move forward. It will be the very word that helps you succeed and possess what God has for you.

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

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

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According to Your Word Prayer

June 17, 2020

“So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; it shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it” Isaiah 55:11, NKJV.

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

Father, I thank You and give You praise today. You are an awesome God and Your Word never falls to the ground, but it accomplishes what You send it to do. I set my heart to agree with what You say about me. I set my spirit man to receive Your Word and what Christ has done for me. Let it be so in every area of my life, including healing in my body and mind, according to Your Word.

Let healing flow in my body according to Your Word (Isaiah 53:4-5). Let love, joy, and peace flow in my life according to Your Word. Let victory in my health and prosperity manifest today in my life according to Your Word (3 John 1:2). I am more than a conqueror (Romans 8:37). According to Your Word, the battle is not mine, but the Lord’s. According to Your Word, faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God, and even now, as I declare Your Word over me now, my faith is rising and today will be a great day because I know You, and You know my name (Psalm 91:14). I say I am blessed and whole through Jesus Christ. Be it unto to me according to Your Word. Hallelujah! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Matthew 9:20-22 & 35, John 6:63, James 5:15-16, Romans 10:17: Psalm 107:20

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God is love.

June 15, 2020

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

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

If your son has any kind of need, the first thing you want him to really know is not how much money you have in the bank. He doesn’t even need to know that you are the president of a company and you have volumes of accolades. The very first thing you want him to be grounded in knowing in his time of need is that you simply love him. Because by this truth, your son will know you will aid him, will be there and there’s nothing you won’t do for him, even if it even costs you.

You are God’s son and the first thing God wants you to receive is that He loves you. He IS love. He is not evil. He sent Jesus, not to show His strength or to get glory, but to say He loves you. He sent one son to save another. It doesn’t matter how many times you’ve messed up, it doesn’t matter how broken we may feel, it doesn’t matter what you’re going through, His love is the same as when Jesus died for us.

As you think on the revelation of His great love for you, allow it to help you to have faith in His word. You can say I see the peril in the earth all around me, but God loves me. You can stand and believe He will move for you. He will meet your need.

Prayer: Father, there is nothing you won’t do for me your son. Nothing. Whether I feel it or not, you love me. I thank You that You will always meet my need. Help me to receive the revelation to the core of me that You love me, and even share it with others. Let it be applied in all I do and cause it the spark great faith in my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Study: John 3:16, Matthew 18:19, 21:22

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Seize Your Moment

June 14, 2020

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

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

Laziness or procrastination can come at any point while we are pursuing God’s will for our lives, even when it’s time to prepare, and when it’s time to seize what He has for us. There are seasons that we enter into that call for our utmost diligence in order to seize the moment and seize the doors that God has opened. You have the opened door, you have the opportunity, you have the favor, you have the support, yet you also have to remain diligent to walk through them. Your diligence will determine whether you possess of what God has set before you.

This is why God calls your diligence your precious possession. It will help you eat of what you have pursued, what you have waited so long for, what you have worked so hard for, what you have endured and believed God for. Now it is before you. It’s time to prepare what God has blessed you with and enter into what He has for your life.

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

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

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

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He Is Greatly to be Praised!

June 13, 2020

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

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

It’s the simple things that we find God in and see He hasn’t changed. Things are happening all around us, but look outside. You will see the Lord hasn’t changed. His goodness, beauty of life and what He has in store for you hasn’t changed. His greatness is still unmatched. He reigns, and He is greatly to be praised!

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

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

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He Made An Oath to You

June 12, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

Study: Hebrews 6:11-18, Psalm 119:89

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They’re fighting God, not you.

June 11, 2020

“‘Therefore, in the present case I advise you: leave these men alone! Let them go! For if their purpose or activity is of human origin, it will fail. But if it is from God, you will not be able to stop these men; you will only find yourselves fighting against God.’” Acts 5:38-39 NIV.

There’s a saying that goes, “Your arms are too short to box with God”. Peter and the apostles were before the Sanhedrin after they were imprisoned, and the Sanhedrin were trying to prevent the apostles from preaching the Gospel when a respected Pharisee told the council that if what the apostles were doing was from God, the Sanhedrin wouldn’t be able to do anything to stop them. As a matter of fact, he said that they would be fighting against God, not the apostles. In other words, their arms are too short to box with God.

The same principle applies to all of us. If we apply ourselves to do what God has instructed us to do, anyone who opposes us isn’t fighting against us, but against God. In the same way that Peter and the apostles didn’t fear the Sanhedrin and others that opposed them, we shouldn’t fear anyone who
opposes us as we carry out God’s will for our lives. Any problem people may have with us living for God has nothing to do with us, but the God we serve. The Lord will protect you and provide for you, and no one can do anything about it!

Prayer: Father, I bless Your holy name! I have confidence that no one can hurt me or stop me as I follow Your word and do Your will. You promised that You would never leave me nor forsake me, and I rest in Your promise. I pray for Your mercies for anyone who opposes me because they are opposing You, and I ask You to bring those people into the knowledge of who You are and into repentance. I ask this in Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Deut. 3:22, Joshua 1:5, Acts 5:27-39

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It will be like a dream when God is done.

June 9, 2020

“When the Lord brought back the captivity of Zion, we were like those who dream. Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing. Then they said among the nations, “The Lord has done great things for them.” The Lord has done great things for us, and we are glad” Psalm 126:2-3, NKJV.

There is one thing about God that you must know. He will never allow His children to go through the fire, through the test, and the valley and not experience His grace and goodness in an abundant, outweighing measure in their lives.

When God turned the captivity of Zion, they were like them that dream! They were walking around saying pinch me. God is blessing and working things out for me in such a way that I feel like I am dreaming! The nations around them said surely they are the nation whom the Lord has blessed. The enemy will witness God exalting you and blessing you. Your situation is only temporary. God has a greater plan and it involves you being blessed in a great way.

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

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

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You Will Not Live in Regret

June 8, 2020


“Do not remember the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing…” Isaiah 43:18-19a, NLJV.

“So if I fall and if I fail
I will trust Your mercy is
Greater than all of this
And if I bend and if I break
I’ll trust the hands that hold me are
Greater than all my regrets”

-Tenth Avenue Band

Regret is when there is sorrow aroused by circumstances beyond one’s control or power to repair. What do you do when something happened or you made a decision, and now you have to live with what you can’t change? My biological father wasn’t in my life for almost 30 years due to drug addiction and still says he regrets not being there. He is fully aware he can’t get that time back. Now, he is living with something that he can’t change. I have my own decisions and mistakes that I would like to take back, relive and change, but you know what–I can’t.

And you can’t either.

This is the essence of regret. Yet, understand the power of a mighty God, who wants you to let go of the former, so you can lay hold of what’s new.

Your heavenly Father is not only good, but He is the Healer of all sorrow, including of what you can’t change, and has joy in His promises. When the Lord created you, He already knew that would happen, but He still says I will finish your story and your end will be as I have said it would be.

Prayer: Father, I needed that. You care about what I’ve experienced. You care about the regret of my decisions and mistakes. I give them to You permanently, and when thoughts come, I will decide to give it to You again. I will not live in regret, but I will be open to the new thing You have for my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Psalm 147:3, Eccesliastes 7:10, Isaiah 42:9, Philippians 3:13-14

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What is He telling you to do

June 7, 2020

“Peter, seeing him, said to Jesus, ‘But Lord, what about this man?’ Jesus said to him, ‘If I will that he remain till I come, what is that to you? You follow Me.'” John 21:21-22, NKJV.

At a pivotal moment, before Jesus ascended to heaven, he gave Peter and John two different instructions on what their assignments were when he is gone. As Peter asked Jesus about John’s assignment, Jesus’ response was essentially what I tell John to do doesn’t concern you. Let your focus be on what I’ve told you to do.

You may see another believer doing things that are different right now from what you’re being led to do. That’s okay. Their assignment may be different from yours. Let your focus be on what has Jesus told you to do during these pivotal moments we are living in. What is He telling you to do regarding your call? What is He telling you to do regarding leading your family? What is telling you in the midst of a pandemic? What is God specifically telling you to respond to injustice, protesting, and all of the unrest? Whatever it is, do it for God. Don’t do something for man, but because the Lord told you to.

Prayer: Father, I glorify You and praise You for all you’ve done for me. Thank You for speaking to me to keep my focus on what You want me to do and how to respond to what’s happening around me. Help me not to be moved by man, but only move by Your Spirit directing me. The best place for me is always in faith and in Your will. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: John 21:15-23, Romans 1:16-17 & 8:14

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Be Careful Who You Follow

June 6, 2020

“And Jesus answered and said to them: ‘Take heed that no one deceives you. For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many” Matthew 24:4-5, NKJV.

I had a dream last night that I was in a big, hot-air balloon that I let someone else steer. I asked them did they know how to steer and how to get us to our destination and they said yes. For some reason balloon had sliding doors, which I shut and went to sleep. Then, all of a sudden a loud crash woke me up. The person that was supposed to be steering the hot-air balloon was nowhere to be found. We had run into the back of an airplane, and it was nosediving into the ocean and taking me with it. I was standing at the edge of the balloon and right before it hit the water, I jumped off and was able to swim to safety.

Be careful who you follow. Don’t back anyone the Lord is not telling you to back. Don’t entrust anyone the Lord isn’t telling you to entrust. We are in a time where you are going to have to know the voice of God, know who is truly for and against Christ, beyond what you see or what they say. We are in a time where you will need to be able to discern what’s of God and what isn’t. Ask God to help you see beyond what you physically see and trust His leading in these times.

Prayer: Father, I give You praise and I thank You for blessing me with wisdom in these times. I ask for understanding and discernment of the times for me and all of Your people. Help me to see beyond sight. Help me Holy Spirit to know what and who is really for Christ. You will never lead me wrong. Thank You for being with and for me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Matthew 24:1-6, 1 Chronicles 12:32, 1 John 4:1, Colossians 2:8, Hebrews 5:14

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Keep your mind stayed on Him.

June 5, 2020

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

We all have minds and they are going to be on something. If we are worrying, anxious, and fearful regarding what’s happening around us, our trust is in something or someone else other than God.

If your mind is on Him, that means you are trusting Him. Things may come to try to get our minds to wander away, but keep it on the Father and His word. Trust Him to be your way-maker, your help, your strength, your Provider, and your delight. Keep your mind on hearing and obeying Him, trusting that everything will fall in place when you do. Keep spending time with the Lord, trusting that He will give you what you need for your day. Set your heart on taking care of His business because He will faithfully handle yours.

Seek God above it all, trusting you will lack nothing, including joy and His strong, steadfast peace. You will notice that He will supply a perfect peace of mind and heart when it is on Him.

Prayer: Father, thank You for the joy of Your word. I say what You say: You will keep me in perfect peace when my mind is on You. You are always the answer. Help me to keep my mind on the One that can and will meet our needs. Help me not to wander to a place of anxiety and fear in my mind. Help me to trust You. I set blinders on my mind right now and I receive the grace to keep it on You. All I need in Christ and I thank You for perfect peace! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Romans 8:6, Philippians 4:6-8

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You Can Rest

June 3, 2020

“For we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world. There remains therefore a rest for the people of God” Hebrews 4:3 & 9, NKJV.

You may see a lot of unrest, but the Father wants you to rest. You may see a lot of trouble, but the Father doesn’t want you to be troubled.

God wants us to enter into a place of rest in our lives because we believe His word. Things that can trouble us, make us fearful, or burdened down, don’t bother us like they use to. We believe God and we rest.

God doesn’t want your rest and peace to be dictated by circumstances; that isn’t real. If good things are happening, you’re a happy man. Yet, if you see or hear of trouble, in an instant, your mood changes, and you are troubled and burdened. Just like you put a letter within an envelope and seal it there, put your faith in Him, and seal it there–and rest. He is still in control.

As a parent tells their child to trust they will take care of it, so does God say to you. He has a real rest and a real peace He wants you to walk in, and be a light for Him.

Prayer: Father, I desire real peace and real rest. Help me to believe You when you tell me You got me. Help me to guard what I’m taking in. I come against being troubled and fear. I will not come short of this promised rest. I thank You for rest and peace because I believe You. I believe Your word. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Hebrews 4:1-10, John 16:33, Matthew 24:6

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Only Be Strong and Courageous

June 2, 2020

“Only be strong and very courageous, that you may observe to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may prosper wherever you go” Joshua 1:7, NKJV.

We wait on God for a lot of things. Yet, at some moments in our lives, He’s waiting on us. He’s waiting on you. Destiny is waiting on you. God already did what He’s going to do. He already opened the door. He cleared your path. He has made the way. Now, only be strong and courageous.

You have to take a courageous step of faith in order to receive what He has for your life. It’s your time to perceive the waiting is over. You don’t have to wait for Him to say, or do anything else. Obey God my brother. That vision inside is waiting on you. His blessings and your destiny are waiting on you. Only be strong and courageous.

Prayer: Father, thank You for meeting me where I am. I’ve been waiting on You, but You’re waiting on me to do my part. You’re waiting on my obedience. I ask for the strength and courage to do what You’ve put in my heart to do. You are with me. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Joshua 1:1-9, Hebrews 11:6

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Have Your Way

June 2, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Give Him Everything

May 31, 2020

“Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us” Hebrews 12:1, NKJV.

It’s something as a man when God begins to ask you for everything and you know it. No one knows He is asking for that area or more of you, but you. There is something He is dealing with you about in your heart. He wants everything in your life to be given to Him–your time, your focus, your mind, your strength and your priority. He wants to be your agenda.

He is asking for everything in this hour. He has a new place for you. If something is in the way, know that the Father with lovingkindness and grace, is asking for it. As He asks of you, give it to Him. Let Him be the Man in charge and trust Him. It can be the biggest test of your faith when God asks for everything, but it will produce your greatest reward.

Prayer: God, thank You for Your Word. You have been speaking to me. You want my all. You are God and You are calling me higher. You have something for my life that I can’t explain, and I must trust You. Help me to surrender all Jesus and give You everything. I thank You for experiencing everything You have for me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Hebrews 12:1-2 & 3:7-13, Mark 12:30, Revelation 3:20, Hebrews 3:7-13

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Let patience have it’s perfect work.

May 30, 2020

“But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing” James 1:4, NKJV.

Sometimes, we wonder why God hasn’t moved, why something hasn’t happened, or when will God cause you to get beyond a trial. Sometimes, He is simply shaping patience in you. It may not feel good at the moment, but when patience is complete, you won’t lack the perfect will of God in your life. 

Like being in one room in your home, know that God is in another, working on something needful in you and for you that you may not be aware of. The Father is forming Christ in you where you need Him to be formed. He is preparing the best wife for you that you are unaware of–and preparing you. He is opening doors for you that you’re unaware of. He is working on blessing you with something far better and eternal than you can ask or think of. He is building and preparing you for great things.

Prayer: Father, You are a good God and I have to admit, my faith is being tested and You are teaching me how to be patient. It’s tough, yet it is doing an invaluable work in me. It’s humbling me. You are God and You know what’s best for me. Hallelujah! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: James 1:3-4, Luke 8:15, Hebrews 6:12

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

May 27, 2020

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

All night some of the disciples had been pursuing to make a catch and nothing worked. Jesus told them to cast your net on the right side and you’ll find some. When they did what the Lord said, then they reaped abundant success.

There have been times where I just came to the end of myself. I came to an end of my doing it my way, leaning on what I think will work and the direction I think seems best, continuing to find myself not reaping in life. Only when I did what the Lord said, is when the plan and blessings of God unfolded for me.

There are great blessings in store for you. Your fulfillment is at the door. Your increase is at the door. Yet, it will only be experienced when you honestly answer that you haven’t caught anything, and come to the end of yourself, your own understanding, your own intellect, and decide to do it God’s way. Save your efforts and do it your way no more. Surrender your plans for His. Let this be the year you go to the other side, and you will find every single blessing unfold before you.

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

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

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Handling Missed Opportunities

May 26, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Your challenge, your opportunity.

May 25, 2020

“You will not need to fight in this battle. Stand firm, hold your position, and see the salvation of the Lord on your behalf, O Judah and Jerusalem.’…” 2 Chronicles 20:17, ESV.

There is a great quote that’s so true that says, “The only difference between a stumbling block and a stepping stone is how you use them.”

We all have challenges, but that doesn’t mean they make us stop. That doesn’t mean we cave in, or give up. That is the time to seek the Lord on how to rise above it. If God is on your side, a challenge is never the end-all. The Lord has given you a hope and an expected end. Your challenge is your opportunity.

Your challenge is your opportunity in disguise to build your trust in God. It’s God’s opportunity to provide, reveal, and make a way. It’s an opportunity to hold your position and watch Him fight for you, watch Him save. Draw closer to Christ, and hear Him teach you something beyond how things in your life appear.

In these times, be bold and confront your obstacles. They will turn out to be opportunities for growth and strength for you. It is our decision on how to handle it, how to respond with faith in God, is what moves us forward.

Prayer: Father, thank You for giving me the right view on the challenge before me. Give me eyes to see this challenge as an opportunity for You to do something great not only for me, but in me. Jesus, I receive Your mind on the matter and I decide to let You use this challenge to propel me forward in You. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Jeremiah 29:11, John 16:33


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It’s All By His Spirit

May 23, 2020

“So he answered and said to me: “This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ Says the LORD of hosts.” Zechariah‬ ‭4:6‬, NKJV.

How do you know what to do? How do you know what to decide or which way to turn? With as many thoughts as there are decisions, sometimes, life can feel confusing when God makes things simple. I’ve learned and am learning that it is not by power or might, but by His Spirit. It’s all by His Spirit.

His Spirit will tell you what to do. By His Spirit you will be given the words to speak. His Spirit will say go here or there. His Spirit will unction you on how He says to fix it, or how to work it out. Let go of trying to figure it out in these times, even by your own power to reason, and give the Holy Spirit room to lead you. Then, yield to Him.

Prayer: Father, I give You praise and I worship You. Your Spirit is all I need to win every time. By Your Spirit, I’ll get it done. Teach me to have faith even when I don’t understand Your unction. May I not walk in my own power or reasoning, but yield to Your mighty Spirit. By Your Spirit, I’ll walk in Your will for me. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Ephesians 5:18-20, Galatians 5:25, 1 John 2:20

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Thankful in Knowing His Character

May 22, 2020

“Therefore know [without any doubt] and understand that the Lord your God, He is God, the faithful God, who is keeping His covenant and His [steadfast] loving-kindness to a thousand generations with those who love Him and keep His commandments” Deuteronomy 7:9, Amplified.

In these times, it is important to be thankful in knowing the character of your God. He is holy and good. He is merciful. He is love. He keeps His word. He chastises those that He loves, as a father does his son. The Lord will never disappoint you. He is wise and just. He is patient. He is unchanging. He is omnipresent, therefore, wherever you are, He is right there with you.

You do not have to struggle or wrestle with thoughts contrary to God’s character. If His word is settled in heaven, it is settled about you. If He said it, no matter how it appears, He will do it. God is not shady. What you read about God in scripture is Who He is. If He said He is for you, He is truly for you my brother.

Whatever point you stand in your life today, be thankful in knowing God’s character!

Confession: Father, I am thankful I know the character of my God. I am thankful God will not change on me. He tells me what He will do and He does it. My faith is strong. My faith endures because I know God’s character. I know He is holy, good, and righteous. I know He is faithful. Anything contrary to His character is not from Him at all. I will rejoice because I serve a God with character that keeps His promises. Hallelujah!

Study: 2 Timothy 2:13, Hebrews 13:8, Psalm 100:5

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Yet, You Still Rejoice

May 21, 2020

“Though the fig tree may not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines; though the labor of the olive may fail, and the fields yield no food; though the flock may be cut off from the fold, and there be no herd in the stalls—yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation. The Lord God is my strength; He will make my feet like deer’s feet, and He will make me walk on my high hills” Habakkuk 3:17-19, NKJV.

Things weren’t going well for Habakkuk, even God’s people, the way he wanted them to. What used to be flourishing and going right, was now going wrong. But he had to make a decision and so do you.

It’s not when everything is going well that defines you. It’s when it’s not, yet you still choose to rejoice. It’s when your faith is tested, even when you don’t understand the Lord’s sovereignty, yet you still rejoice. Things may not be flourishing right now like it used to. You may have a little, when you would like more than what you have. As with Habakkuk, your field isn’t yielding food. There’s no herd in your stalls. Yet, make it your focus to rejoice because your God always saves.

He will always be good to you. He will strengthen you beyond what you feel you’re capable of. Whether He moves the obstacle or gives you the supernatural grace to leap over it, the supernatural grace to climb it. One way or another, you will win.

Prayer: Father, You are the God of my salvation. I will yet rejoice in You. Even when it doesn’t feel good or I don’t understand Your sovereignty, I will praise You. I ask for wisdom and for You to be my strength right now. My faith will stand in You. My joy will be in You Who saves. Hallelujah! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Psalm 34:1-8, Philippians 4:13 & 19

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I Will Not Fret

May 20, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

Study: Psalm 141:2, 1 John 5:14-15

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It Belongs to You

May 19, 2020


“And Caleb stilled the people before Moses, and said, Let us go up at once, and possess it; for we are well able to overcome it. But the men that went up with him said, We be not able to go up against the people; for they are stronger than we. And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight” Numbers 13:30-3133, KJV.

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

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

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

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

Study: Romans 8:31 & 11:29Galatians 3:28-292 Cor. 1:20

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A Message from the Lord for You

March 18, 2020

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

“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

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A Message from the Lord for you!

March 1, 2020

“And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work” 2 Corinthians 9:8, NKJV.

“Jesus said to him, ‘If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.'” Mark 9:23, NKJV.

“I am the God that is more than enough for you. I have everything you need, and I am all that you need. My desire is that you do not struggle, but My desire is that you receive the kingdom. My desire is that you not only see it but that you receive it into your hands. Do not settle for nothing less than My best for you. Believer Me for greater. As you go after what is before you, believe that I will bring it to pass. Lift your hands and believe. No more of the less. Believe Me for more. Believe Me for more victory, more income, more wisdom, and more consistency. You will not stay where you are. Believe Me to help you through the tough times and know that the light is just ahead. Believe Me for Greater!” Says the Lord.

Study: Genesis 17:1, Ephesians 3:20, Hebrews 11:6, Luke 12:32, John 14:12, 3 John 1:2

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Come Learn of Me

February 8, 2020

“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light” Matthew 11:28-30, NKJV.

If you decide to join a millionaire in how they live, it won’t be long before you become one. They will mold you and teach you all of the disciplines and secrets to obtaining wealth. You will even learn intangibles by observing them, by hanging around them in meetings and just by merely being in their presence.

When you decide to be meek and learn from God’s Word, you are deciding to learn from Him. When you decide to pray, ask questions and hear what He has to say about how to live, you are walking with Him. You are deciding to come join and learn life from the best–Jesus Christ–and the Master will teach you if you lose your life for Him, you’ll find it (Matthew 10:39). He’ll show how to handle what is before you, walk by faith and live victorious. You will find a mighty rest for your soul. He will mold you into the man God called you to be. No one can change you like the Lord.

Whatever you may face, let nothing detour you from learning from the Lord. He will walk you right through it. You will always arrive at His will, His strength, and His blessings for you.

Prayer: Father, You are God and Creator of all things. You are King, You are love, You are strength, You are wisdom and You are peace. You are all that I need. My desire is to walk and learn from You. Teach me many things today Lord. Disciple me and change me into being more like You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Psalm 25:13-15

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Call it done!

January 29, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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Laugh and have a joyful heart.

January 7, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

Study: Proverbs 15:15, Psalm 126

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He’s the Potter of Your Life

November 17, 2019

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

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

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

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

Study: Jeremiah 18:1-6

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Keep Going

November 16, 2019

“Now it happened, on a certain day, that He got into a boat with His disciples. And He said to them, ‘Let us cross over to the other side of the lake.’ And they launched out.” Luke 8:22, NKJV.

Sometimes, everything isn’t going to look like you want it to look. It won’t be how you would like it to be. Yet, those are the times you have to keep going until it does.

You can take your towel and wipe your sweat with it. You can take your towel and wipe your tears with it. But don’t throw it in.

Storms may come, and the winds may blow but have a made-up mind that you are going to the other side. You are going to have what God said you will have. You are going to be the man that God has called you to be. Your finances will be well. Your family will thrive.

Let the fragments from your last victory encourage your faith for the next one (John 6:12), and you keep going. If He said it, He’s going to do it.

Prayer: Father, I thank You and praise You. You are the Almighty God, powerful and awesome in all Your ways. I say I see my victory already. I choose to walk like a man of God today. I ask for a deep rest about it all. Let my heart be after only you, Jesus. I will keep going. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Luke 8:22-25, Mark 8:18-21

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You’ve been purchased by God: Glorify Him.

November 14, 2019

“Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s” 1 Corinthians 6:19-20, NKJV.

If you bought a new car and sat inside of it, you would desire for that vehicle to do what you purchased it for. It’s yours. You paid a price, and you bought it for your goodness and pleasure.

Just like that new car, we have been bought with a price. Jesus paid a great price for you and me, the way we choose to treat our body and our spirit is an indicator of how we honor that price. We humbly are now God’s and we have been purchased for His goodness and pleasure.

I was tempted to look at a woman in a magazine in the grocery store line. I said, “No! Get behind me Satan!” I said I will glorify God. Jesus didn’t put in all that work to defeat sin for us so that it still reigns over us. We can reign over it. The Holy Spirit (Who is absolutely holy and perfect) now lives in us, and He dwells within us with strength for character and power. He is all that we need to live holy and experience the goodness of God.

The Lord wants us to walk in all that He purchased us for. When we wholeheartedly do what He created us for, we glorify Him. When we flee sexual sin in our body and spirit, we’re glorifying Him. When we live holy, when we are faithful to our wives, and when using our gifts for His glory, that glorifies the Father. The most satisfying and greatest joy you will have in life is when God Almighty is looking down at how you live as a man and is well-pleased.

Prayer: Father, I thank You for Your Word. Thank You, Jesus. I have been bought with the price. Help me to understand that price and honor it. Help me to glorify You Father in my body and spirit, which are Yours now. Be glorified in me against sexual sin and keep me for one woman–my wife. With You Holy Spirit, I can reign over sin. I can live holy before You. I declare the world will see You glorified in me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: 1 Corinthians 6:18, Genesis 39:7-12, Ephesians 2:10

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Don’t Miss Your Blessing

October 29, 2019

“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

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Learning to Be One

October 27, 2019

“That they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me” John 17:21, ESV.

Just as marriage is about learning how to become one with your spouse, entering into a covenant relationship with God is about learning how to become one with Him and one with the Body of Christ. Jesus prayed that we may be one as He and the Father are one, so the world would believe.

Every victory God gives you is a victory for the entire body. When one of us falls, it impacts the entire body. We are to love our brothers and sisters in Christ and restore one another in love and humility. The unbeliever is watching to see that Jesus is real and the love of God is real through our oneness. A weak oneness produces a weak witness. They will say if they treat their brother and sister this way, how can I expect them to love me? We must learn how to operate as one, how to get along and how to love and support one another in a way that pleases the Lord.

Prayer: Father God, I thank you for giving me an understanding of oneness. Help me to love my spiritual family. Redefine “family” for me. Redefine “oneness” and “unity” for me. Renew my mind LORD and help me get along with, love and support my brothers and sisters in Christ. Unify us, Lord. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: John 13:35, Ephesians 4:2-3, Galatians 6:1

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October 19, 2019

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It’s Never Over with God

September 29, 2019

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

In sports, when a team is down in a series 3-0 or down with seconds left in the game, the whole world will count them out. Everyone says it’s over. Sometimes, in life, things can feel that way.

But it’s great to know that you may can count out man, but you can never count out God. No matter what the devil says in your ear, you are never counted out with the Lord on your side. With God, it’s never over, and the best is yet to come. He takes what is nothing, and makes something good out of it. He takes what appears dead and makes things alive. You will rise from this situation better, wiser, and blessed.

Sometimes, He will allow you to be uprooted, but He will plant you in a place far better than you were. Your turn around will be so great, that you know only He can get the glory. You will look back and only be able to say only God could have done this in your life. It’s never over for the man that will trust in Him.

Prayer: Father, You are good and You are awesome. I will not count You out. I declare it’s not over and the best IS yet to come because You are on my side. I even say by faith my best is now. Steer me during this time. Help me to obey and keep trusting You because it’s not over. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

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The Best Man I Can Be

September 4, 2019

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

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

Study: Proverbs 12:14, Colossians 3:19-23, 1 John 4:4

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You’re in a good place

June 28, 2019

“You will live in joy and peace. The mountains and hills will burst into song, and the trees of the field will clap their hands! Where once there were thorns, cypress trees will grow. Where nettles grew, myrtles will sprout up…” Isaiah 55:12-13a, NLT.

You may feel like you’re in a bad place, but you’re in a good place. Look around and see all that the Lord is doing for you. If you keep in your view the things that aren’t the way you want them to be, that the enemy keeps putting before you, you won’t see all the good that is already happening in your life.

Be still and know that He is God. Keep the good in mind. God is doing a great work in you, even now. His plans are coming to pass. Your hurdles are to be jumped over and not allow them to keep you from running the race that Christ has already won.

Prayer: Father, thank You for Your word. Thank You for speaking to me this morning. You’ve done and are doing great things! I’m in a good place. In spite of what it looks like naturally, by Your Spirit I know and I see that You’re working it all out. Help me to stay reminded of all the good that is happening in my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Psalm 46:10

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Let patience have its’ perfect work in you

June 19, 2019

“But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing” James 1:4, NKJV.

Sometimes, we wonder why God hasn’t moved yet, why something hasn’t happened, or when will God allow you to do something. Sometimes, He is simply shaping patience in you. It may not feel good at the moment, but when patience is complete, you won’t lack the perfect will of God in your life.

Patience produces priority in our lives. It establishes what is more important and needful for us. Patience produces the right perspective. It humbles our hearts to be thankful and content in God alone. Above all, God is working in you the attribute of humility, to where when He blesses you with what you desire, you are able to handle it.

Let patience have her perfect work in you. Like being in the next room in your home, know that God is in another room, working on something needful in you that you may not be aware of. He is preparing a woman for you that you are not aware of. He is opening doors for you that you’re not aware of. He is working on blessing you with something far better than you can think or you’ve asked for. He is building and preparing you for great things.

Prayer: Father, You are a good God and I have to admit, my faith is being tested and You are teaching me how to be patient. It is hard, yet it is doing an invaluable work in my life. It’s humbling me. You are God and You know what’s best for me. Hallelujah! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: James 1:3-4, Hebrews 6:12

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Don’t wait to praise Him

June 17, 2019

“By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name” Hebrews 13:15, KJV.

Don’t wait to praise Him for what He’s going to do. We may not how, but we know He will. Praise Him for what He has already spoken about your outcome. Praise Him now.

Thank Jesus for what he’s done, and for being on your side. Praise the Lord for His peace and assurance that if you are going through something, it too will pass. He’s making things right, and He makes all things new. He’s helping you move forward. Praise Him for providing the power to accomplish His will. Let your praise keep you focused on the greatness of your God, and keep you preparing for it.

Let your praise declare to the enemy that no matter what, you have put your faith in God. You have decided to stand on His word. Before He even does it, before He even blesses you, praise Him now!

Prayer: Father, I won’t wait to praise You. I’ll choose to praise You now. Thank you Jesus. I praise you for the many blessings in store. Before I even receive it, I know what You’ve spoken to me. Help me, on purpose, to open my mouth and praise You. Hallelujah! In Jesus name, Amen!

Study: Joshua 6:15, 20; Hebrews 13:8

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Trust God with the job He blessed you with

June 13, 2019

“The good person is generous and lends lavishly; no shuffling or stumbling around for this one, but a sterling and solid and lasting reputation. Unfazed by rumor and gossip, heart ready, trusting in God, spirit firm, unperturbed, ever blessed, relaxed among enemies” Psalm 112:6-7, The Message Bible.

The workplace can be a very stressful place. There are stressors pertaining to performance, promotion, job security, and production goals. The people you work with may be stressed, anxious, impatient, and worried about all of the above, but you don’t have to be that way.

You are too blessed to be stressed. Even at work, enjoy life. God is the One that holds every outcome in your life, not man. If He gave you that job, He will make sure you are blessed on that job. He says to all your work demands, “Give them to Me”. Simply do what you can, do what’s right, and then trust a faithful God with the rest. He is your Source. What’s most important and valuable in your life is not a company or a position, but Jesus, your family and kingdom. Your attitude of trust in God will begin to impact those around you.

Prayer: Father, I give You praise this morning! I thank You I’m blessed to even have a job. Thank You for Your truth that has removed the heaviness of stress from me. Life is short and refuse to worry about this job. I will do my best as unto You, and let You handle every outcome. Help me to have a good time at work and enjoy life. May my attitude of trust in You impact those I work with too. In Jesus’ name Amen!

Study: Matthew 6:27, Philippians 4:6

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Determined to Serve Him Only

June 7, 2019

“No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon” Matthew 6:24, KJV.

Don’t make your decisions or go in a certain direction because of the money, but because it’s God’s will. Mammon will have you miss the will of God. I wouldn’t be writing if I chose the money. I wouldn’t be advancing the kingdom if I chose mammon.

Mammon in the Greek means wealth and the gain of it is the basis this world system operates by. According to mammon, wealth is the key to your happiness and self-worth, therefore, live for it. Pursue it. Mammon says let money and material possessions be the sun in your life, and all that you are revolves around them. Serve and worship me, not God.

We can’t serve two masters. Either you will love and embrace the one, and hate and despise the other. The devil through mammon will always permanently promise what it only temporarily delivers, and ultimately leaves you empty and unhappy.

Choose to love and embrace the Lord and His ways in your life. No matter how your finances look, remain strong and hold fast to seeking His kingdom and righteousness first, knowing the Father keeps His promises. Continue to do God’s will with your money, Who will bless and prosper you. You will be happy when you choose God, and He financially increased you without having to compromise Who you serve.

Prayer: Father, thank You for revealing to me the truth about mammon. Examine my heart and if I’m serving it. I repent and choose to serve You. My life will revolve around the Son. I reject mammon and my happiness will not be based on money and things, but on You and Your will for me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Matthew 6:24-33, John 4:34 & 10:10, Luke 6:38

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Call It Done!

June 4, 2019

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

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

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

Confession: I will not dwell on the problem, but be a man of joy today and I will imitate my heavenly Father. I call it done! I call myself victorious! I call my marriage healthy and working. I call my financial needs met. I call my children blessed. I call my faith strong, and I thank God now for all He has promised me. I believe the battle is already won for me. I call it done in the name of Jesus, thank you Lord!

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

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Cast your cares on Him

May 20, 2019

“Casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you” 1 Peter 5:7, NKJV.

Like an adamant solicitor, our cares call to us louder and louder to get our attention, including what we consider good things to care about. However, we end up becoming men burdened, depressed, wasting time worrying, and distracted while trying to figure out what to do.

God wants every care to be far from you. In the midst of it all, He wants you to cast your care upon Him and live a free life, full of joy and peace every moment of your life. He wants you to thrive in your relationship with Him. He will work out all of the knots you need untied in your life. He knows the sum of your needs and desires. God will not only take your cares upon Him, but He will surely do something about them all. Why? Because He cares for you. He really does care about what you’re going through.

Humble yourself and put your faith in your Provider, your Way-Maker, and give it all over to Him. Develop a habit of going to God and casting every care to Him when they arise, and be determined to live free in Christ.

Prayer: Father God, because You care for me, I thank You that I can cast my cares, every one of them, upon You. I see the devil’s scheme to load me down with cares. I will trust in You the Almighty God. I praise You now! I will go on serving You and enjoying a free life in Christ! Help me to continually stand on the truth that You do care. You will help me, and before it even works out, I thank You in advance. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Psalm 55:22, Matthew 6:26, Philippians 4:6-7

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Your Crown Awaits You

May 15, 2019

“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing” 2 Timothy 4:7-8, NKJV.

We are to love His appearing. We are to be on the edge of our seats awaiting Jesus’ coming. There is nothing preventing Jesus from coming back at any time, even today. This helps keep everything in your life in perspective, and all of your labor of love for God is not in vain.

Yes sometimes it is tough being a man of God, yet it is good fight–a victorious one! Like Paul, continue to fight good fight of faith, and let your crown you will receive encourage you. Keep loving God and loving people. Listen for His voice as if you will not hear Him again. Obey God as if your life and calling depend on it because it does. Lay aside every weight and any sin that so easily ensnares you. Set your affections on things above and finish your course. The eternal reward of the Lord will be great, and your crown awaits you.

Confession: I give up what this world has to offer. I set my heart and my eyes totally on the Lord. I will obey God like never before, loving the appearance of Jesus Christ. When He comes, I will be ready. I have been given His grace, His empowerment, for my race. I am encouraged today! When I finish my course, when this life is over, I have a crown of righteousness and eternal rewards awaiting me. Thank You Lord!

Study: Colossians 3:2, Hebrews 6:10 & 12:1-2

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You’re More than a Conqueror!

May 13, 2019

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

To conquer means “to overcome and take control by use of force. It means to gain mastery over or win by overcoming obstacles or opposition, even to conquer or climb a mountain successfully”. Yet to your mighty God, this definition isn’t sufficient enough to describe who you are through Christ that loved you. He called you more than a conqueror.

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

Therefore, be affirmed that you can exceedingly conquer. He has made it proper to declare that you not only have the victory, but you have a complete and overwhelming victory over the wicked one, over sin, anything unlike God, any spirit of fear, or any tribulation. You can get back up because you are a super-conqueror!

Boldly charge your faith today. Receive in your heart today that you who God says you are and walk in it.

Prayer: Father, I thank You and I receive your affirmation of who I am in Christ. This man is more than a conqueror! I’m just like Jesus. Yes I am, and I can completely dominate over whatever I face. I can rule over this flesh and its’ desires. I know who I am and I receive boldness from You Father to walk in it. I am more than a conqueror! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Luke 10:18

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Count it all joy!

May 5, 2019

“My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience” James 1:2-3, NKJV.

As you wait on God in faith, you give God room to bring His great plans for you to pass, no matter how long it may be.

Your faith is the substance. It is what’s in your hands, and although God allows it to be proven and tested right now, count it all joy! It may not feel good right now, but count it all joy. Call it joy because He is working on your behalf, and your situation is working for you also. You may not have what you desire yet, but you without question have the God that you will receive it from.

It is a good thing when the mighty fruit of patience is produced in you, because with patience on your side, what promise can you not receive from the Lord? What victory can’t you have? One thing the devil doesn’t like dealing with is a patient believer because they are walking by faith, and not by sight. Glory to God!

God is a good God, not only toward someone else, but to you. So be encouraged right now while you are waiting on what He has spoken, that situation to work out, that financial backing, that increase, or blessing. Consider your entire experience joy. Your faith is being proven, bringing about His will for you, but what’s most rewarding and eternal, His will IN you. When the wait is over, YOU won’t lack no good thing.

Prayer: Father, I thank You during this time of waiting and I won’t back down in my faith. I will praise You and count it all joy! I ask for patience to continue to trust You. You are working behind the scenes something great and although I don’t see it, I believe it. When it’s over, I won’t lack no good thing! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: James 1:4, Romans 8:28, Ephesians 3:20, Hebrews 11:1

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A Living Sacrifice

May 3, 2019

“Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends” John 15:13, NKJV.

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

Jesus gave of Himself for someone else and His sacrifice has caused a glorious impact on generations eternally. Jesus became the ultimate sacrifice for sin and changed our destiny. Now God desires us to be a living one–a living sacrifice.

It may sound deep, but it isn’t. Jesus loved God and loved people. His dedication and worship to God went beyond living holy to the giving of Himself for someone else. One sacrifice, one act of giving of yourself, one selfless act, one extra mile, one sharing of Jesus, one jail visit, one helping hand, can change someone’s life eternally. His sacrifice restored the kingdom, and your sacrifice can even restore someone’s faith in a real God that sees and cares about what they’re going through.

Every sacrifice, whatever you give, whatever you lay down, will result in someone being impacted because, in a tangible way, they experience Christ in you.

Prayer: Father, thank You for making me a living sacrifice. Make me more like Jesus. Help me to love You and my love for You shows in how I love people, even if it costs me something. Let me not be all about me, but all about You and Your kingdom. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Romans 12:1-2, John 12:32

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Lead Your Family with Faith

May 1, 2019

“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 through his obedience. 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 didn’t consider how he looked to man, but how he looked to God.

As in Noah’s day, you’ll hear men that don’t believe in these times say, “I don’t pray with my family”, “You’re crazy for giving money for some kingdom. It’s only going to the pastor”, or “I don’t go to church anymore. You shouldn’t either.” Don’t be moved. By faith keep building. Build what is centered completely in Jesus Christ to the saving of you and your household. Noah lead them by faith and seen God’s salvation and blessings, and so will you.

Prayer: Father, thank You for speaking to me to lead my family by faith. You are a good God and I am blessed to know You. No matter what other men are doing, may I be a pillar of obedience for my home. Make my home centered on Jesus Christ. Help me build what is eternal to the saving of me and my family. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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

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If you want to live free, get His word

April 29, 2019

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

The truth of God is what makes you free. If you want to live free, get the word. If sin has a grip on you, get the word. If you want be a man of courage, get the word. If you want to walk in joy and victory, get the word. If you want walk around smiling for no reason, get the word. When you know the word, nothing may not have happened yet, but you’ll be happy. You’ll be leaning inside on Jesus, trusting in the Lord because He’s near through His word.

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

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

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

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Born to Win

April 26, 2019

“For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith. Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?” 1 John 5:4-5, NKJV.

In some moments, we have all felt like a failure. I’ve been there. Your joy and peace feels like it hit a wall. Your confidence feels like it ran away. Your strength feels like it is at its’ end, to where you even physically need rest. You look at your own heart, your mistakes and you ask can you change.

Then, I stop. I stop and decide I will yet go on by my faith. I’m born to win. You decide you are going to believe God anyway. You are going to do what He desires of you anyway. You will continue to reach and press, standing on His word. The moment you stop and decide regardless of how feel to go on, you will feel alive again. Your joy and peace will begin to rise and God lifts your head. This is what your faith will do.

Whatever place you find yourself in, the applying of your faith in Christ will always cause us to experience the victory already given to us. You are born of God, predestined to overcome anything. This moves us beyond living by feelings, but by faith in the Son of God. All of God’s promises are yes and amen and the Father’s truth will stand.

You are not a failure. You were born to win!

Prayer: Thank You for encouraging me Father to go on. Thank You for lifting my head. Help me not just to have faith, but help me apply it. Help me to apply it right where I am. You still saved me and regardless of how I feel, I have already overcome through the Son of God. I receive what I need from You right now. I have the victory and I am born to win! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Psalm 3:3, 1 Corinthians 15:57, 2 Corinthians 1:20

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Your Peace and Success

April 24, 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

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Steps to receive

April 20, 2019

“And they lifted up their voices and said, ‘Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!’ So when He saw them, He said to them, ‘Go, show yourselves to the priests.’ And so it was that as they went, they were cleansed” Luke 17:13-14, NKJV.

When Jesus walked the earth, He would heal someone when they asked. Sometimes, He would ask them to do something, a step, an instruction, and when they did it, or even as they did it, they would find themselves receiving what they asked for.

The Father will do the same with you. There are times with your daily walk, when you ask for something from God, before you receive what you’ve asked for, you will receive an instruction. He will speak to your heart and tell you to do something. You now have your opportunity, your door to receive what you’ve asked for.

You may ask God to help your marriage, and in the heat of a moment, He will say forgive her. When you ask God to increase you financially, at the time your paycheck arrives, He will ask you to put some of it aside. You may ask God for some peace of mind, then the Father will ask you to read My word. When you ask Him for His will to be done in your life, He will reveal His will and the Holy Spirit will begin leading you into it.

When you ask for something from God, He may ask something of you. It is the very step to receive. He will open the door for you, but your obedience and faith is what will open the door for Him to powerfully move, so you can powerfully receive.

Prayer: Father, there is none like You! Thank You for speaking to me, and that You always hear me when I ask You for anything. Help me to have faith and do what You ask of me so I can receive. According to You word, I trust You will even do exceedingly and abundantly beyond what I can ask for or imagine! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Judges 6:10, 13-14; Ephesians 3:20, Isaiah 1:19, Matthew 8:3, John 9:7

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A Prayer of Faith for Healing

March 27, 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.

“Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits: Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases, Who redeems your life from destruction, who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies” Psalm 103:2-4, NKJV.

Father, we pray today for those who need healing in their bodies. I ask in faith according to Your word that by Jesus stripes they are healed. I ask in faith according to Your word You daily load us with benefits and You heal all our diseases. We touch and agree for healing to manifest against cancer, tumors, sickle-cell anemia, eye issues, headaches, chest pains, traumas, cataracts, and high blood pressure. We ask for the power of God 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! We pray that peace comes now in Jesus’ name! You are my Healer. In Jesus’ name we prayer the prayer of faith, Amen!

Study: Jeremiah 17:14, James 5:15, 1 Peter 2:24, 3 John 1:2

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He will bring it back to life

March 18, 2019

“I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the Lord” Psalm 118:17, NKJV.

Do you have something that appears to be lifeless and there is no recovery for it in your life? Something that is final in the hands of man, is never final in the hands of God. Last time I checked, He brings the dead back to life, and He makes all things new.

Some things are no longer alive in your life, or you don’t have in your life for a reason. He let it dry up because it needed to dry up–for a sovereign reason. Leave it there. Yet, the things that God has told you that He will bring back to life, believe God for it because He will do it.

Prayer: Father, I give You all the praise, honor and glory. What You have told me You will bring back to life for me, I will believe You for it. Help me to not be moved. I will have what You say. What You say will live again, what You will make new again, what You have for me is for me, and I will joyfully believe You for it! In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen!

Study: John 11:25, Romans 8:28 & 15:13, 2 Corinthians 5:17

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Flow with Him

March 4, 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.

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

Like that river, The Holy Spirit is described as living water, and He’s always flowing. Always leading and guiding. If you yield, He will carry you to a victorious place. Some of us are fighting against the current of the Holy Spirit, instead of flowing with the Holy Spirit.

Tell the Holy Spirit You win. Lay back and flow with His leading so He can carry you right into the truth of God’s will. The Father wants to show up do all the awesome things you hear that He can do in your life.

Trust Him and flow with His Spirit.

Prayer: Father, I ask that You open my eyes to His leading. I desire to live a blessed life. You are always leading and guiding Holy Spirit. I’m going to flow with You into everything God has for me. I quit fighting against the current. You win.I’m living Your way. I’m flowing with You in every area of my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: John 4:14, 7:38-39; Romans 8:13-16

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A Message from the LORD to You!

March 3, 2019

“Hallelujah! O my soul, praise God! All my life long I’ll praise God, singing songs to my God as long as I live. Happy is he who has the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the Lord his God” Psalm 146:1 & 5, NKJV.

“In spite of what you see, don’t take long to choose to praise Me. Don’t stay on the floor. Continue to believe Me for more and more. Yes your feelings are real. Yes your circumstance is real. But yes, I Am real also, and what I speak I plan to bring to pass in your life. So don’t look down, look up! Look up to the hills where your help comes from, it comes from Me Who has eternally set you free. Choose to praise Me. Choose my presence where there is fullness of joy. Choose to thank Me for what you have. Choose to let go and let Me do it.” says the Lord.

Study: Psalm 118:17; 121:1-2; 71: 14 & 19-21; 1 Peter 1:3

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Make His perspective–your perspective.

February 17, 2019

“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 help you see what you experience 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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Work While It’s Day

February 11, 2019

“I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work” John 9:4, NKJV.

Jesus knew He was on the earth for a specific reason. While He was living, He worked the works of God.

Your life is your season. It is your day. One day night will come and you will ask yourself did I do the works of God while I had the chance. While you are living, while you have the strength, while your mind is sharp,while the idea is fresh, while the doors are open, work while it’s day.

While it’s day, while the kids are young and love being around daddy, enjoy them. While you have your wife, bless her. While you can encourage your friends, call and impact them. Night will come and one day they will be gone.

There is also a season for all things, and we have to be mindful of the timing of God. When it is your season, when it is your time and His power is abounding, when it is your day, work the works of God. Work the plan of God. Be strong in His grace and win others while you can.

Prayer: Father, I give You all of the praise, honor and glory today. Thank You for all that You are doing in my life. I pray for myself and other men to understand the time and season we are in. May I do all that I can, while I can. Help us to seize every moment and work while it is day. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

Study: Psalm 63:8, Isaiah 40:31, 2 Timothy 2:1

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

January 22, 2019

“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 a man experiencing one of the most trying times in my life. It is testing your faith, the true desires of my 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 pushing 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

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Nothing Else Will Do

November 3, 2018

“Jesus answered and said to her, “Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, 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 4:13-14, NKJV.

I never have drank water that didn’t quench my thirst. In these times, many are seeking to quench their thirst for love, fulfillment, peace, and happiness with things, only to find they have the house, but not a home. They obtain the money, but they can’t buy what they really want and need. At the end of the day, they are still thirsty.

What we thirst for can’t be purchased with money or found in a relationship, it can only be found in Jesus Christ. Nothing else will do. All of our reaching out for love and identity, for forgiveness and validation are only found in Christ. Jesus is that water, and He would cease to be water if He couldn’t quench our thirst. He is the missing piece that fills every void. Don’t turn to things, relationships or anywhere else. Receive His living water and you will never thirst again.

When you encounter someone who doesn’t know the Lord, share with them how Jesus has quenched your thirst and how He can do the same for them.

Prayer: Father, thank You for Your Son. I realize I need Jesus, the living water. Nothing else will do. I ask for You to come into my heart and provide the everlasting supply that I need. I thank You for a well of water on the inside of me that springs up unto everlasting life. Thank You Lord and I access Your living water today! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

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The Best Help in Life

November 2, 2018

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

“However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come” John 16:13, NKJV.

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

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

The Holy Spirit desires each day, in every situation, to help you by leading you. If you will let Him drive, if you will have faith in His wisdom, He will steer you like a wheel into the Father’s will for you. Sometimes, you may not understand why He is telling you to do something, but He will never let you down. You may not understanding where He is taking you, but He will not let you down. He may tell you to apologize or do good to them anyway, but trust Him. He is perfect and He guides us into the perfect truth of God’s Word and we experience that His way will work every time.

Prayer: Father, thank You for the Holy Spirit. Jesus left me the best Help I have, the same as if He was here. Holy Spirit lead the way. In everything in my life, lead the way. As I acknowledge You, as I turn to You, help me to recognize your leading all the time. I let go of my agenda and I will follow You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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Let Him Use You

August 25, 2018

“For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him…” 2 Chronicles 16:9, KJV.

We went to the hospital yesterday to share Jesus and God’s love the sick. At first we visited and prayed for someone we knew to be healed from cancer. God’s presence and peace filled the room, and she very touched by our company. Afterwards, we went to some rooms nearby and offered prayer. One lady wasn’t talking well, but we prayed for her healing, cast out spirits and her relative said she is talking better, and could now understand what she is saying.

As we got in a packed elevator to leave, a family asked if we could pray for their relative. No one knew anybody, but we all, black and white, stepped out of the elevator, joined hands, powerfully prayed and we hugged each other. Then, moments later, two more people stopped us and asked for prayer. We thanked God for sharing His love and for moving in a mighty way.

God wants to move in the earth, and He is simply looking for a willing vessel, a willing heart, to show Himself strong through. Wherever you show up at, whether hospital, jail, at the mall, or even just on your phone, you carry Him with you. His love, His joy, His peace, His healing is in you. If you will show up, show up, He will show out! If you yield in those moments and let Him use you when He tells you to, you will see great and mighty things!

Prayer: Father, people are hurting and in need Jesus in these times. Help me to be a man that’s about Your kingdom. I will not be walk in fear, but love. Wherever I am, whoever I talk to today, help me to let You use me when You tell me to. If I will just show up, You will do great things! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Matthew 10:1, 7-8; Luke 10:2, 17

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Live your original life!

August 14, 2018

“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 build and your personality 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. 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 being 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 really am special. I am fearfully and wonderfully made. 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.

Read: Jeremiah 1:5

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He is Papa now.

July 26, 2018

“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

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He will be right on time

July 17, 2018

“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

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He is Greater!

June 30, 2018

“You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.” 1 John 4:4, NKJV.

Know that deep inside you rests a power that by faith can move mountains because of the greater One that lives in you. It’s a fight to not allow ourselves to fall prey to those negative voices, and those that are against us. The TRUTH and the good news is that the devil and none of those people that he uses to come against you matter. God deemed you perfect to do His will. You are here, you are alive, so surely God has a great purpose for your life.

If you ever find yourself faced with an obstacle you don’t know how to overcome, speak this verse over your life. Proclaim it in Jesus’ name. When you feel like asking, “why me?” Well then you must ask yourself why Noah? Why Moses? Why Joshua, Jacob, and David? They all were chosen to do great things and you are as well.

You are fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 114:39). Every fiber of your being is specifically designed to do His will, and at your very core rests His great Spirit and that is something no one can take away from you.

Praise God for His Holiness. Praise God that we can be strong and be blessed because He is greater!

Prayer: Father God You are greater! You are greater in me! I cast down all negative thoughts. Bless my physical man and take it wherever You desire and may it be used for Your glory. Let me be a shining light in the darkness for all who cross my path. Lord, thank You for brothers and friends that always bring back to our minds that You are greater in us! Bless my brothers abundantly. I pray this in Jesus’ name, Amen!

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Learning to be a calm man in the storm.

June 23, 2018

“On the same day, when evening had come, He said to them, ‘Let us cross over to the other side’…Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, ‘Peace, be still!’ And the wind ceased and there was a great calm.” Mark 4:35 & 39, NKJV.

As with the disciples, Jesus can be with you, but still a storm may come. Yet, when the winds of life are raging, learn to be a man that’s calm in the storm. The disciples weren’t going to the other side based on outside conditions or the quality of the ship. They were going to the other side because of the word of Jesus. If you are in a storm right now, you will make it to the other side, not based on outside conditions, not your own or someone else’s ability. It is solely because God said it, and that is where you draw your faith, calmness and joy from.

As you are calm, you will stand in faith and command peace in Jesus’ name. While others around you may be hollering, even in your home, you bring hope. A calm man gain’s control over something that appears to be out of control, declaring what God said the end will be.

Jesus is with you when all is well, and he is with you in the storm–be immovable and confident in both situations. Always tell yourself and your family that we’re going to the other side!

Prayer: Thank You Father for Your word today! May I always be a man of a calm spirit. I am going to the other side to victory because You said I would. I rebuke the storm in Jesus’ name, and I say peace be still! Help me have faith and allow the Holy Spirit to lead me to the other side. In Jesus name, Amen.

Study: Mark 4:35-41

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Be reminded of how awesome He is

June 20, 2018

“But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God ordained before the ages for our glory, which none of the rulers of this age knew; for had they known, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory” 1 Corinthians 2:7-8, NKJV.

The devil thought he had defeated Jesus through the cross. When little did he know, by the hidden wisdom of God, the cross was the way He made for our salvation. The devil thought Jesus was ruined, but the cross was used to cause him to reign. Satan didn’t see it coming and had no idea he set up his own defeat instead.

Let this be a reminder of how awesome God is. He will show you no matter what it looks like, He is always in control. He has a hidden wisdom that He operates in and is always steps ahead of your adversary. If you remain in faith, He will show you Who He is and what He has ordained for you.

Just when it seems like you will see defeat and failure, when it seems like the devil will ruin you, God will use it to make you better, take your higher and you will reign. When what you’ve gone through appears wouldn’t have any benefit at all in your life, like the ultimate chess move, God is going bring you great victory from it.

“Come up higher, says the Lord. Come up higher and then you will see. I am working it together for your eternal victory.”

Prayer: Father, I give You all the praise and glory right now! I’m an excited and encouraged man today. You know exactly what You are doing. You are going to make something out of all that I have been through. Let it break forth. I will remain in faith about my life. I have faith in Your hidden wisdom and I will walk out my purpose. Continue to shape me in the image of Your Son. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: John 1:12, 1 Corinthians 2:1-10, Acts 4:12

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Acknowledge that you can’t do it on your own.

June 19, 2018

“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 this truth. You can’t walk this walk out on your own. You can’t live right on your own. You have no godly strength in you and you can’t love people like He does. 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 abound toward you, as God sees a humble man that truly needs and wants Him to be apart of his life. You will witness an Almighty God and Father meet your need with detail. He will respond to your humility with grace. He will respond to 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, I thank You for Your word. As I begin my day praying, I acknowledge that I can’t do it on my own. I can’t. Yet, I know that You can. You are all I need. I ask that You respond to my humility with an outpouring of grace toward me. Holy Spirit rest upon me and give me the strength to do what I can’t do. Let Your love, wisdom, counsel, 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

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Help me Lord

June 2, 2018

“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 every kind of 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 circumstances I am in and change this man even right where I am. I receive Your help to persevere in these trials. Give me the hope, wisdom and strength I need to overcome what I’m facing. I need You God. Help me now. I thank You for it. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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

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Your Refuge, Your Trust

May 27, 2018

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

Trust has several meanings in the Old Testament, but it also means refuge. It is something that 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, but I just mainly see what is covering me.

God is our 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. I the midst of what I face, right now I make You my refuge. You are my shelter. Help me make my dwelling place, not the trouble, but make You my dwelling place. Let this show the trust that I will put in You and Your word! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Psalm 91, 112:7

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This is Who You Are

May 26, 2018

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

Has anyone ever told you who you are? A number of men haven’t been, but rather who they are not; or they haven’t been told anything, leaving them without hope and direction in their lives.

At this moment in your life right now, which may be a defining one for you, God wants you to know who you are. You have made in His mighty image and likeness. You are a royal priesthood and king in a crooked and perverse generation. No matter what you’ve done, You are His son. You are blessed by God Himself! You are equipped with the mind of Christ. You’ve been made free from sin and the enemy through Him. You are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. You are a light. You have a purpose and you have God’s grace to fulfill that purpose. You are above only and not beneath. You are the lender and not borrower, not matter your current state. You may be bending right now, but you won’t break or fold.

You are more than a conqueror in Christ Jesus. You can do all things through Christ which strengthens you. Everything you do prospers and the blessing the Lord is upon you to create wealth. Your heart is fixed trusting in the Lord and you shall not be moved (Psalm 112:7). You are a game changer. You can’t be held down. The joy of the Lord is your strength. You can’t be stopped! Whatever God has called you to do, you WILL do it. You are ALREADY victorious.

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

Prayer: Father, thank You for encouraging me. Thank You for defining me. I reject any harmful words that have been spoken over me in my life and I choose to believe in You God and believe in myself as a man. Every time I speak Your Word over me, I choose to believe and receive it. I am who You say I am and I can do what You say I can do. I give You all the praise. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

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

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You’ve tried it your way, now try it God’s way.

May 25, 2018

“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, when they decided to do it God’s way, 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 ability, doing it my way, leaning on what I think will work and going in the direction that seems best, and 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 financial increase is so close. Yet, it will only be experienced when you honestly answer like Peter that you haven’t caught anything. Like Peter, you come to the end of yourself, your own understanding, your own intellect, and what makes sense to you. It is time to give up trying it your way and do it His way. Save your efforts and do it your way no more. Surrender your plans for His. Let this be the year you cast your net to the other side instead, 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 what You have been telling me to do. 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

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Thank Mom for being there

May 13, 2018

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

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

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

As Jesus instructed His disciples to do for His mother, be there for her–your wife and your mom. Take the time to always act on your appreciation for them. Thank them for all they have done for you. Without your wife, your children wouldn’t be here. Without your mom, you wouldn’t be here. They deserve your honor, appreciation and care for them not just today, but at all times.

Prayer: Father, thank You for every Mother today. Thank You for all I pray they are so loved and honored. She has been there for me. I will take care of them. Help me to always be there for her–for my wife and my mom. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

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Learn to listen when you pray.

April 8, 2018

“Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known” Jeremiah 33:3, ESV.

Prayer is not only about asking of God, but listening to God. Prayer is a complete communication with the Father. You speak to Him, and He speaks to you—yes, He will. You ask of Him regarding what you are going through, about a change you seek, or a desire, and then you listen to see what God has to say about it. Prayer isn’t about just making a request, then walk away.

The Lord has something to say to you.

Yet, you won’t ever know if you don’t take time in prayer to listen. Take the time after your requests to see just maybe the Lord has a request of you. He will answer you if you allow Him to. There are times when I’ve asked God about something about my life, and before I can even finish, He answers me. There are times where I’ve had to keep listening for His voice and receive the peace of God regarding a big decision. Even after you pray, sit still, quiet yourself and the Lord will answer.

Listening in prayer helps us not to make plans, but fail to even ask God was it His will in the first place. It helps us to be led by His Spirit and learn how to recognize His voice when He speaks. Most of all, it helps us to humble ourselves and submit our will to His will. Because the truth is sometimes we don’t want to listen, but we must. His will is what’s best.

Prayer: Father, You are good. I ask that You adjust my prayer life to one where I not only ask, but I listen. Do You have a request of me? I’m here and I’m listening. Show me Your will. Show me Your answers. From the start of my day to the end, when I pray, help me to listen for You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Proverbs 2:1-5, Philippians 4:6-7

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Thankful for Jesus

March 31, 2018

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

Many things may be going well in your life, and from friends to family, there is so much you can stop and thank God for. Yet, the most important thing you can be thankful for is your Savior.

Jesus told the disciples rejoice because your name is written in heaven. Rejoice, celebrate and be thankful that Jesus redeemed you and your debt of sin was eternally paid. Every one of them, ALL of them, have been blotted out, never to be known in connection to you again. When God sees you, He sees you as completely righteous in Christ Jesus before Him.

Jesus opened the door of salvation and you freely walked through it. Also 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 come through for you this year? When did He not provide? How many times did He not blow your mind with His goodness and favor on your life? You can be thankful that through Christ you have a life that overflows with God, with His promises and victory.

Know the things you’re thankful for, but most of all, know WHO you’re thankful for and Who is responsible for it all. Thank God for giving you a Savior today. No matter what you have, Jesus always puts every thing in perspective.

Prayer: Father, I can give thanks for many things, but above all, thank You for sending your son for me. Thank you Jesus for my great salvation. You are the source of my joy and every blessing in my life. I have what I have, all the family and friends that I’ve been blessed with because of you. Hallelujah to the Lamb of God! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Romans 8:1-18, Luke 10:20, Isaiah 53:5, John 10:10

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Rise!

March 25, 2018

“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!

Read: 1 John 1:9, Psalm 23, Romans 8:1

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A Message from the Lord

March 18, 2018

“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 you 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.”

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

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You can have money, but money shouldn’t have you.

March 10, 2018

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

“And you shall remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day.” Deuteronomy 8:18, NKJV.

When God is first, you are glad to use your power to get wealth for His glory and to be a great blessing. When He’s first, it’s not about yourself, but the kingdom. It’s okay to have money, as long as money doesn’t have you.

God says seek His kingdom and righteousness first. Above all, His will and His plans for you is most important to you. Money doesn’t give you peace, the Lord gives you peace. Money is not what you love. God is Who you love, and He can tell you at all times what to do with it. You don’t live for money, you live for God, trusting Him when He says He’ll continually bless the work of your hands and add all things to you because He can trust you with it.

Seeking first the kingdom also means that you always pursue financial growth within His laws and principles, according to the borders of His righteousness. If you do whatever it takes to get it, money has you. Don’t operate in wickedness to make your business grow. Don’t lie, cheat or gouge people to get money. Don’t stop giving to the spreading of the Gospel so that doesn’t lessen what you have. More will be given when you do! More ideas to create wealth will be given when you do. Remember, everything you have, it’s because of God’s goodness shown to you.

We can’t afford to let money have us as men right now. There’s people to reach and much work for the kingdom to do.

Prayer: Father, thank You for showing me it’s okay to have money, but we do it Your way and let You add things to us. You are first in my life and I will keep you first, not the pursuit of money. Show me Your will to create the wealth you have for me. I declare I have more than enough financially to provide for my family and to be great blessing! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: 1 Timothy 6:10, 3 John 1:2

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Serve Him Only

March 8, 2018

“No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon” Matthew 6:24, KJV.

“Cash rules everything around me, cream, Get the money, dollar dollar bill ya’ll!” C.R.E.A.M. was an old popular rap song by the Wu Tang Clan, summing up what mammon is.

Mammon in the greek means wealth and the gain of it is the basis this world system operates by. According to mammon, wealth is the key to your happiness and self-worth, therefore, live for it and not God. Mammon says you see what wealth and material possessions can do, and you can have it all if you serve me–not God.

Ask yourself, even as a believer, “Is money all I think about?” “Are my decisions based on material gain or God’s will?” “Does what I’m pursuing say I believe possessions will make me happy?” “Am I serving mammon and not God?” God says we can’t serve two masters. Either you will love one and hate the other. Either you will embrace the one, and despise the other. Despise mammon because it will always permanently promise what it only temporarily delivers. Hate mammon because it ultimately leaves you unhappy.

Choose to embrace the Lord’s ways in your life. Hold fast to seeking His kingdom and righteousness first, knowing the Father keeps His promises. Love to do His will with your money, Who promises to bless and prosper you. He defines who you are, and with him, you can do all things, including have a blessed life financially without having to compromise who you serve.

God is the key to real happiness, and it won’t cost you a dime and He saves the soul. Make the gritty choice to truly serve God with your life–not mammon.

Prayer: Father, thank You for Your word today. Thank You for revealing to me the truth about mammon. Examine my heart and if I am a man serving the wrong master, I repent and choose to serve You. I reject mammon and my happiness will not be dictated by money and things. I am happy living and doing things Your way. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Matthew 6:24-33

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Anticipate the goodness of God!

March 6, 2018

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

“Surely goodness and mercy and unfailing love shall follow me all the days of my life…” Psalm 23:6a, Amplified.

The Lord wants us as His people to receive a steady dose that He is good. If He was good before, He will be good again. Your past isn’t all the goodness you are ordained to see, but He will be good to you in your future and in the days to come.

You may not know how or when, but He wants you to anticipate His goodness toward you. Anticipate means to look forward to as certain; regard as probable; expect or predict. Things may not appear to be going as you would like or you need a great change within, but keep anticipating His goodness. You may be waiting for an open door or a job opportunity, but you keep anticipating, looking forward to as certain and expect something good from God!

This is the reason the psalmist declares to keep thanksgiving on your lips and His praise in your heart. This understanding that He’s good will keep you praising Him, in spite of what you see or feel.

Even in your darkest hour, praise Him in the midst. You shall see the goodness and mercy of God show up in your life. It follows you wherever you go, and just when it seems like the devil is going to win, the Lord shows Himself strong toward us with goodness in His hands.

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

Study: Psalm 23, 106

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He is the Spirit and He lives in me

February 24, 2018

“Nevertheless when one turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty” 2 Corinthians 3:16-17, NKJV.

Did you know that the Lord Jesus is the Holy Spirit? The Holy Spirit living in you is the very Spirit of the Lord. The one that speaks to you, guides you, strengthens, leads, and comforts you is Jesus himself. He lives in us by his Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. How is that? It is because the Spirit is the Lord in us, and where Jesus is, there is freedom.

We are closer, much closer to Jesus then we realize. We are walking with him each and every day. The redemptive work of Christ has made us free from the guilt of sin and made us to stand as righteous before the Father. Wherever you are, whatever situation you face, whatever mountain before you to climb, you are free–so be free.

Let nothing keep the mercy & grace of God from pouring out in your life and let nothing keep you from partaking of the liberating joy of the salvation you have in Christ. Since you have Jesus, everything is going to be alright, because He already made it alright. He is helping us through His Spirit to continually be transformed from glory to glory into His likeness. It is a work being done in us far beyond glorious, and Jesus confirms it by the Spirit is with you.

Prayer: Father, thank You for Jesus. Thank You according to Your word that Jesus IS the Spirit. Wow! By the Spirit, Jesus lives in me. There’s nothing I can’t overcome with Jesus in me. Give me more revelation that the Lord is the Spirit and I am free. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: 2 Corinthians 3:12-18, John 14:16-18

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Don’t do it for man, do it for God.

February 18, 2018

“But if you have bitter envy and self-seeking in your hearts, do not boast and lie against the truth. This wisdom does not descend from above, but is earthly, sensual, demonic…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 3:14-17, NKJV.

The wisdom of God is the will of God. It is not only what we need to make sound decisions, it also IS the sound decision. When faced with decisions, the question is how can we determine what He wants us to do? Are there indicators that let us know what is of God and what’s not?

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, 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, your decision is not pure. If you marry her just because of her body, it’s not gentle or pure. With all of your decisions, from who you marry, what church you attend, what job you accept, what you do with your money, what car or house you buy, let them be pure before the Lord and made solely because you seek what pleases God.

Ask yourself these questions:
Is this decision pure?
Am I doing this for man or for God?
Am I doing this because I feel pressured?
Am I seeking to appear a certain way that I’m really not to people?
What does God’s word say about this specific decision?

If we look at every decision through the lens of God’s word, it will filter out all the bad 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 for your life and His favor before you.

Prayer: Father, thank You for speaking to me. I believe this truth is going to change my life. Help me to digest these scriptures and apply them in my life. May all my decision be pure. Help me to seek the 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

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Cause Me to Run for You

February 12, 2018

“Friends, don’t get me wrong: By no means do I count myself an expert in all of this, but I’ve got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward-to Jesus. I’m off and running, and I’m not turning back. So let’s keep focused on that goal, those of us who want everything God has for us” Philippians 3:13-14, MSG.

Pray this with me today: Father, I praise You and there is no one like You. Cause me to run for You. Ignite a fire and excitement in me to go after what You have for me. Make me to run after Jesus like I never have before. Let no shackles or chains hold me down. Let it even blow my own mind how I begin to pursue You more, pursue Your calling more.

Help me to trust You there is greatness in me. I am a great man fashioned by a great God. I feel You cheering me on. I will get better and I will go higher! Rest on me Holy Spirit and help me to run in such way that I obtain the prize–the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. As I pray, let Your grace flow into my life. Empower me to run fearlessly and unashamed. Empower me to press. Help me to not to look back on the past because it only will slow me down. I’m going forward. Help me to remain focused on Your plan for me and I thank You for causing me to run for You. Hallelujah! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Isaiah 40:31

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You Are Blessed Beyond Measure!

February 11, 2018

“For out of His fullness [the superabundance of His grace and truth] we have all received grace upon grace [spiritual blessing upon spiritual blessing, favor upon favor, and gift heaped upon gift]” John 1:16, Amplified.

The Father wants us to realize how blessed we are. Sometimes, we can forget that the things that really matter, we have been given an abundance of.

I was in my car one day with a lot of concerns on my heart. I said instead of worrying, let me spend some time with the Lord and I began singing a song to praise Him and thank Him. All of sudden, I found myself in His presence surrounded in peace. I couldn’t explain it. All I could say is wow the Lord is here, and it reminded me that we’re blessed that we can simply sing His praises and the Lord shows up and there’s joy and peace in His presence. This access that you have to God at all times can’t be quantified or bought. You’re blessed!

It’s a blessing to know that whatever fight you’re in, you will have the belt in the end. To know nothing can hinder you from receiving what God has for you, not even your mistakes. That’s how blessed you are! Somehow, no matter what the devil throws at you, you don’t break. That’s how blessed you are! You have been able to stand and you just keep standing–that’s how blessed you are!

It’s a blessing that we have perfect credit spiritually because Jesus paid all of our debt of sin and our names are written in heaven (Luke 10:20). It’s a blessing to know that wealth and riches will be in the house of the man that reverence’s God and delights in His commandments. He will increase us more and more, us and our children (Psalm 115:12-14)! Most of all, you know Jesus and all you need is in your God. You are blessed beyond measure!

Prayer: Father, I’m so blessed. I receive it all Father! I thank You for reminding me of how much You have and are blessing my life. It is beyond measure! I’m a blessed man. Help me to keep counting my blessings and be a man that expects to come out on top every single time because my trust is in You. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Psalm 1 & 112:1-7, Ephesians 1:3, James 1:12

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When You Need Help

February 8, 2018

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

It’s good to develop the habit to just stop what you’re doing and look to where your help comes from. I’ve had many times at work, where I’d had to take a break from what I was doing because I had so much I was going through or many responsibilities to handle being a man. I left my desk, walked through a glass window to the heavens, and look to where my help comes from.

Let the Lord remind you to look to Him when you need help. Don’t stand overwhelmed at that critical point in your life and look at the problem, but turn and look to your solution. Wherever you may be, step away from it and look to the Lord! Set your eyes on your mighty God. Your awesome help comes from Him and there not a time He didn’t speak to me through His word. There has never been a time that as I’ve reached for His help that He didn’t reach back–every single time.

He is the One that saves. He is the One that delivers. He is the One that opens doors. He will make it better. He can and will change it all for you my brother. He made heaven and earth, surely He can help you through it. Look to where your help comes from. It comes from your faithful God.

Prayer: Father, I take a moment right now to stop and look to You. Thank You for reminding me to look to You where my help comes from. Help me get to the place you desire for me. Help me with all these decisions as a man. Help my finances Lord. Minister to me now Father. I trust You and I look up to my Help. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Psalm 121, James 4:8

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Reject the devil’s Lies, Receive God’s Truth!

January 28, 2018

“You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it.” John 8:44, NKJV.

The devil is a liar and there is truth is in him. This is who he is. If he tells you one thing, you can be sure the truth is another.

If he says you’re going to lose, through Jesus you already have the victory. If he saying you have to stay down, you can mightily get back up. If he says you can’t do it, you can be sure that you can and God has anointed you to do it. If he says it’s over for you as a man, it’s really not and never will be. If he says there’s nothing to live for so take your life, you have so much to live for! If he says you won’t make it, you are going to blow it out the water! If he says you will stay broke, God is going to make you financially blessed!

Don’t allow him to go on a monologue in your mind. He says it’s going to fail, you’re not intelligent enough, he’s going to take you out. All he can do is lie and he desires to get you to receive them. He sends packages to your door like the post office, but don’t you sign for them.

Receive the opposite, believe the opposite and boldly speak the opposite, which is what God says. That is the truth! Take the truth of God and you do your own monologue by declaring what your end will be. Receive the word of God as final authority and that you are who God says you are. God’s truth is you will have what God says you will have. You can do what God says you can do!

Prayer: Father, Your truth is forever settled in heaven. I receive Your truth and Your truth always makes us free. I am floored by the plans You have for my life! You are an awesome God! I rebuke the devil and his lies right now. It’s never over. I am who You say I am and I can do what You say I can do! Thank You Lord! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Psalm 119:89, John 8:32, 1 John 4:4, Romans 8:39 & 11:29

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I Want to Finish

January 25, 2018

“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 completing the work of God 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

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Time to Fly

January 20, 2018

“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.

God will lift you. His word and His Spirit by His grace will lift you, but you have to add your thrust and move in faith. When His Spirit moves upon your heart to do something, you have to move with Him. The wind of His Spirit is blowing and God is moving at a fast pace because Jesus is soon to return. When we move when He tells us to, that’s when we abundantly experience His results.

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. When you add your faith and obey Him, you will do what He created you to do and fly.

Some men have never flown naturally, but there are men who’ve never flown spiritually also. God sent His word to lift them up and His Spirit moved, but they didn’t move by faith. As a result, they’re like an airplane with mighty wings, but are stuck on the runway of life, being who they weren’t created to be and doing something they weren’t meant to do. You may have never flown, but you will this year! It’s time to leave what’s comfortable and soar. It’s time leave everything behind and 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 do what You created me to do. I know You are moving Holy Spirit. Help me to do my part and by faith move with You. I will experience everything God has for me. It’s my time to fly! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Romans 8:1-3, Hebrews 11:8-9

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No Limitations

January 7, 2018

“Then the word of the Lord came to me, saying: ‘Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; Before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations'” Jeremiah 1:5, NKJV.

God told Jeremiah what he was created for and what he was ordained to do. Yet, the first response of Jeremiah was his limitations instead of looking at the God Who is without them. “Then said I: ‘Ah, Lord God! Behold, I cannot speak, for I am a youth’.” The Lord told him not to say he is but a youth. Don’t say what you can’t do. Don’t speak of any limitations.

Any time you have to use your faith, the thoughts will come regarding the faults you’ve lived with. Others may not know, but you do. For some of us, it’s confidence. For others, it’s the lies that those around us have spoken that are totally unaware of the damage that was done to you simply believing in yourself. Some of us in are times of adversity, we give up. Some of us have been afraid for a while, and fear is choking the life out of us. If we focus on our limitations, we will be like a plane that just can never lift off the ground. It’s like saying I want to use my faith but my limitations aren’t strong enough to pick me up. It’s Jesus who makes us fly, not us. It’s Jesus that will make you soar, not you.

You don’t know how much the Lord has put in you, until now. You will go for it all this year. Realize and believe that you have no limits to doing what He’s ordained for you to do.

Prayer: Father, You don’t limit me so why should I. Help me not speak of any limitations. Let me focus on Your strength and not my own. Jesus makes us soar, not us. I’m going for it this year! I thank You that I have no limitations in doing what You’ve ordained me to do. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Jeremiah 1:6-19

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Don’t Chase Vanity. Keep Chasing God.

December 19, 2017

“Thus saith the Lord, What iniquity have your fathers found in me, that they are gone far from me, that they are gone far from me, and have walked after vanity, and are become vain?” Jeremiah 2:5, NKJV.

God asked Israel the question is there something in Me that would cause you not to want Me? What sin is found in Me that you would not follow after Me and go far away from Me after other gods? What harm do you think I would do toward you? Let that sink in for moment. They said God You don’t work. Your ways don’t work and You will default on Your promises. You are not good and we rather live for what’s empty because we don’t believe You can fill us.

This is an issue of the heart that Israel had at the time, that we must be careful of in these times. They rather live according to what’s vain–what is empty and the things that will never satisfy.

No matter what the devil offers you. No matter how your faith gets tested, know that there is no sin, no ill-motive, no worship-hungry, no pride found in God. He is a holy and just. He will do what He said He will do. His thoughts and plans toward you are of peace, not of evil, to give you an expected end. He is a good, and He does satisfy. He will keep His promises and His word!

The reality is there is always an element of faith regarding experiencing the promises of God. We’ll find Him, His expected end, when we search for Him with all of our hearts. It’s not bless me, then I’ll believe You. It’s rather believe, then you will see what your mighty God will do. That’s when you’ll find His expected end for you. Living for God is satisfying and rewarding in this life, and the life to come. Let nothing derail you from that.

Prayer: Father, thank You. I will not be deceived to pursue what is empty, but I will pursue You. Thank you Jesus for saving me. There is nothing wrong with You and You work! You word works! Help me to continue to serve You, knowing You do satisfy with good things and a good life. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Jeremiah 29:11

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There’s No One Like You!

December 17, 2017

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

Pray this prayer with me today: Father we come to You in the mighty name of Jesus. We bless and honor You. Thank you Jesus for redeeming us! Father You are our mighty God and there’s none like You! You are our invincible army all in One. There is no one higher than You Lord! No one can heal, delivery and provide like You! No one can run over all our enemies like You! No one will go so far to save. You hold all things and have all power in Your hands. There is none beside You God. We ask that You stir up our faith in You right now. As we declare Who You are, let an abundance of joy RISE in us! As we declare Who You are, let us be reminded there’s nothing too hard for You. Let peace and trust RISE in us! As we see how great You are, let us see how small our problems are. They hold no weight next to You. Keep our eyes fixed on Jesus, knowing we will not lose! Keep our eyes fixed on Jesus knowing the way is already made. The devil can’t stand against us because You are for us. You always come through for us! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

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

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You have been bought with a price. Glorify Him.

December 16, 2017

“Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s” 1 Corinthians 6:19-20, NKJV.

If you bought a new car and sat inside of it, you would desire for that vehicle to do what you purchased it for. It’s yours. You paid a price, and you bought it for your goodness and pleasure.

The reality is just like that new car, we have been bought with a price beyond words can express. Jesus paid a great price for you and I, the way we choose to treat our body and our spirit is an indicator of how we honor that price. We humbly are now God’s and we have been purchased for His goodness and pleasure.

Jesus didn’t put in all that work to defeat sin for us, so that we choose it to reign over us. The Holy Spirit now lives inside of us, and He dwells within us with strength for character and power. He is all that we need to live righteous, holy and experience the goodness of God.

The Lord wants you to walk in all that He purchased us for. When you wholeheartedly do what He created you for, you glorify Him. When you live unto Jesus and live holy, you glorify Him. When you are faithful to your wife, you glorify Him. When you flee sexual immorality, you honor God in your body. When you eat right and work out, you glorify Him. When you use your gifts for His glory, that is glorifies the Father. The most satisfying and greatest joy you will have in life is when God Almighty is looking at how you’re living as a man for Him and is well-pleased.

Prayer: Father, I thank You for Your Word. Thank You Jesus. I have been bought with the price You paid. Help me to understand that price and honor it. Show me how to glorify You Father in my body and spirit. Holy Spirit I am Your temple and I ask that You help me to live holy before You. I declare I will do what You created me for. I pray the world sees You as You’re glorified in me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: 1 Corinthians 6:18, Genesis 39:7-12, Ephesians 2:10

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You Are a Changed Man!

December 14, 2017

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

Pray this prayer with me today: Father we come to You in Jesus’ name, we give You all of the glory. Thank You Lord Jesus for saving me, even when I didn’t want to be. I am truly grateful for all You have done. Let no scars from my past hold me back. According to Hebrews 8:12, You remember my sins no more! We don’t hold any punches against the wicked one. He tried to take my life, but You have graciously given me life. I ask for power to release every trouble, every experience that I’ve been through, from bad financial choices to even prison. I’m letting go of ALL of my mistakes! They don’t define me. You define me. The old has passed away and in Christ all things are made new!

I thank You for how far I’ve come and rejoice in where I’m going. My past is gone and I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It has changed my life! I don’t think the same, and I don’t drink the same. I’ve turned Jesus up and He helps me turn women down. I’m a new man. I am a changed man. I ask that You keep changing me. Father complete the work You’ve begun in me! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Hebrews 8:12

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It’s By His Spirit

December 8, 2017

“So he answered and said to me: “This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ Says the Lord of hosts” Zechariah 4:6, NKJV.

Pray this prayer with me: Father, we thank You today. We can not be who we’ve been called to be on our own. It is not by our own strength, but by Your Spirit. Fill us with Your Spirit Lord! Fill my cup Lord! Lead me Holy Spirit. Overflow in my life and in my heart Father. Help us, your sons, to flow with Your Spirit. Fill our hearts with Your mighty Word. Help us to depend on Your Spirit to walk in love. By Your Spirit, we have self-control, power and steady peace no matter the situation. By Your Spirit, we can provide for our family. By Your Spirit, You will show us how to prosper in everything we do and show us where Your promotion is for us. By Your Spirit, we can be great fathers. By Your Spirit, help us live, think and obey like Jesus. I declare I have the mind and wisdom of Christ. By Your Spirit, I overflow with Your joy, which is my strength! We can do it through Christ! Show us the things God has for us to come Holy Spirit. We lean upon You Holy Ghost for victory today! Glory to God! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

“It’s not by power, not by might, but by My Spirit. Utilize my Spirit at every turn. Let Him lead as you follow. Let Him be in front of you, not behind you. Allow Him, let Him, Yield to Him. My people must get filled with Me and they will see, they will see, then you will see, so come to Me, come to Me and watch Me bring you the victory, says God”.

Study: John 16:13, Ephesians 5:18-20

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Be a Humble Man

December 1, 2017

“By humility and the fear of the Lord are riches and honor and life” Proverbs 22:4, NKJV.

Humility has several meanings, but one is to bend the knee out of high reverence and honor of God’s sovereignty. We decline on having control and we bend down in our heart, allowing God’s will as the only counsel that stands in our lives, even above our own. It takes a humble man to say He is King and then live like it. It takes a humble man to say I can’t do it, show me the way, and then give God room to show you how to get there.

Notice the Lord isn’t withholding what we all as men deep down desire–riches, honor and life. When we humble ourselves, He is allowed to be your Provider and will show you how to obtain riches the way HE WANTS you to obtain them. It may not be the way you expect, but you humble yourself to what He calls you to do. When we humble ourselves, He is our wisdom and our strength to be men of integrity and walk honorably in life. Then, the life and honor you desire as a man will come, whether from your wife, to within your career. He gives grace to the humble, empowering you to prosper, fueling your passion and faith. He will bless you with the life He has ordained for you.

It all begins with being a humble man that fears God, recognizing your unchanging need for Him and you let Him be Lord of your life, leading the way. We then move out of His seat, making empty His rightful place. When He is allowed in His rightful place in our lives, the stage is set for change. The stage is set for reaching your full potential as a man. Humble yourself and let Him exalt you today.

Prayer: Father, I sincerely thank You for Your Word. Humility is vital to my relationship with You and being a prosperous man. Help me to be a humble man and obey You. I admit that I can’t do it, but You can. I bend the knee of my heart and allow You to have Your way in me. I thank You according to Your Word, by humility and reverencing You, You will bless me with riches, honor and life. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Read: 2 Chronicles 7:14, 1 Peter 5:6

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It’s a New Day

November 27, 2017

“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 one like it again. See each day as valuable, full of blessings, new mercies, full of opportunities, full of learning, and victory.

Make the first thing you do as soon as your feet touch the floor, is rejoice and be glad to see a new day from God. He opened your eyes, HE did it, which should let you know there’s a divine plan for your life–and it’s a good one! The more you are simply thankful to see another day, the more you’ll live it. It’s not up to people. It’s not up to the devil. Your new day is up to you.

Regardless of what’s happening in your life, praise Him and have a new, fresh expectation of the Father. Today He will guide you, be good to you and be good through you. Be a light today. Let nothing keep you from sharing Jesus when God opens the door to it. Walk in joy today and give your best. Be determined to abundantly live your new day in God!

Prayer: Father, I thank You for waking me up. You have blessed me with life! You have a plan for me and it’s a good one. I’m expecting great things. I choose to live! I choose to rejoice and I choose to have faith in You. I will trust You. Help me to receive all that You have for me. Be glorified in my life today! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Psalm 103

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He’s Pruning Me

November 24, 2017

“I am the Real Vine and my Father is the Farmer. He cuts off every branch of me that doesn’t bear grapes. And every branch that is grape-bearing he prunes back so it will bear even more” John 15:1-2, MSG.

Pruning means to cut off or cut back parts of for better shape or more fruitful growth. When a vine is pruned, it is being pruned for a stronger, better and longer life, and for the purpose of bearing more richer fruit. This is what God does with us.

There are things in our lives that are unfruitful, therefore, the Lord deals with us in those very areas, not to harm us, but for the purpose to bear more fruit in the likeness of Him. The fruit of the Spirit are love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, and temperance (Galatians 5:22-23). If you are not bearing them, or you need more of them operating in your life, God is going to prune you.

He will cut away pride, anger, impatience, unsubmissive, discontentment, selfishness, offense, unforgiveness, envy, laziness, rebellion, unfaithfulness, fame-seeking, and other things that stagnant us from being Christ-like. He’ll use people to prune you. He doesn’t create them, but He will even use circumstances to prune you and work them for your good. Pruning precedes growth. Pruning precedes power. Pruning precedes purpose.

Don’t be afraid of His pruning process. Your best is coming out of you. Be a man that yields to what He tells you to do and allow God to make you richer, better and take you higher into the image of Christ.

Prayer: Father, it doesn’t feel good, but prune me. Make this man more like You. Work on me to bear more fruit for You. Cut away any sin and anything that is not like You. I yield and rely on You Jesus to give me the strength to stay within the process and grow more into the image of Christ. Thank You Lord. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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Know His Will for You

November 22, 2017

“Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is” Ephesians 3:17, 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.

From small to big decisions, no matter how great your desire is, no matter how badly you want to work for a specific company, no matter how much you want to stay or leave somewhere, no matter how good she looks, or how it appears, let your goal be to not confuse your own will with His.

Develop a habit of asking the Lord what His will is for you. It is unwise to live without understanding this and where He is ultimately taking you. The safest place for you is in the center of His plan, and we can’t afford to live outside of His will in these times.

People need you where He instructs you to be. You are blessed and the greatest blessing where He wants you to be and doing what He wants you to do. 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 and be confident that He knows what you want. Everything you desire and more will be found in His will.

Prayer: Father, thank You for wisdom and counsel today. I humble myself and submit to Your will for me. Help me redeem the time because the days are evil and understand your will for me. Quicken me Holy Spirit to the knowledge of His will with the decisions before me and You will not lead me wrong. I believe You know what I need, and You want to bless me. I focus on Your will. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Read: Ephesians 5:15-16, Proverbs 3:5-6, Psalm 37:4

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The Joy Set Before You!

October 22, 2017

“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

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Your Source Comes First

October 15, 2017

“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

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You’re at the 1-Yard Line

October 14, 2017

“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.

I’ve found in football, it always gets the toughest and the grittiest at the 1-yard line. The team with the ball meets their greatest challenge right before the end zone. Yet, the team with the ball is confident, coming to realize that if they’ve come this far down the field, they can do it, and there’s no reason to stop now. They’re almost there.

My brother, you’re almost there. You’re facing your greatest challenge, but that doesn’t mean something is wrong. You’re at the 1-yard line. You’re having to give everything you’ve got at the 1-yard line. At this pivotal point, the devil is throwing everything at you, trying to fight you the hardest because the greatest blessing in your life is on the other side. His tactic is to get you distracted off the goal God has given you. He is trying to turn your heart to pursuing the things of the world first, and not the things of God. You’re so close to entering into what the Lord created you for, and your visions and dreams from God are about to come to pass!

Why stop believing at the goal line? God has brought you too far to give in now. You’ve seen too much favor to know that He’s with you. He’s shown you too much to doubt yourself and what He put in you now, especially right before you receive. You are at the cusp of experiencing the most awesome time in your life, the most awesome place in God that you’ve ever been.

Prayer: Father, that’s what going on. I’m at the 1-yard line. It’s hard, but You’re harder! Your grace is sufficient. I ask that you renew my strength. Help me Holy Spirit to remain aggressive in prayer and seeking You. Through Christ, I will enter into what God has for me to do. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen!

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

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An encouraging testimony!

September 16, 2017

“The blessing of the Lord makes one rich, And He adds no sorrow with it.” Proverbs 10:22, NKJV.

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 God said no, just apply for a specific 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 blessed my words and I spoke very well, causing her to be very impressed with me. I recognized I had favor with her also. At the very moment, I knew it was God helping me and His hand is in all of this. The interesting thing about it was because of her high-level position, she didn’t know that she was actually listed as the hiring manager for the one job the Lord told me to apply for!

I was then called for a phone interview, and then a three-panel interview. I could tell God’s grace was presentation and that this was for me. 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. Don’t give up on anything He has told you He will do for you. I didn’t get the first job because I wasn’t supposed to, and it would have paid a lot less than my new one. Whether financially or another area in your life, God wants to give you His best, so obey each step of direction that He provides. I did, and if He did 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, and what You do for others, You will do for me. Help me to follow Your directions to lead me to my blessing. What You have for me, it is for me. I thank You for it now! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Psalm 37:4, 84:11

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Rain or shine, I will seek the Lord!

June 25, 2017

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

When going through tough situations in your life, it can be a challenge to keep your mind on God. The situation is trying and uncomfortable. Your situation will tell you think on me. Put all of your energy, all of your focus and spend all of your time thinking about me. Give me all of your attention.

Yet, God also is right next to your situation, and says regardless of what you’re going through, you still need to think on Me. You still need to occupy your thoughts with My Word. Meditate on how great I am, and how I am Your peace. Meditate on there’s nothing too hard for Me, and there’s nothing I can’t do!

Ask yourself are you thinking more on the situation than on the God Who can change it? Your circumstance shouldn’t dictate your pursuit for God. Just as rain or shine you will go to work, rain or shine you will seek the Lord!!!

It’s tough, but seek the Lord! Your bank account may be low, but seek the Lord! It may be rocky right now, but seek the Lord! Don’t allow the situation to slow you down, to keep you from church, and from leading your home. Keep your mind on Him. Keep your desire on Him.

Confession: I’m going to trust God today! According to Jeremiah 32:17, there’s nothing He can’t do. Everything is going to be alright. I’m going to occupy my thoughts on His Word! When thoughts about my circumstance come, I’m going to stop myself and I will resist the temptation to think about it and keep thinking on His Word. I’m going to keep seeking Him. I praise Him now! Joy comes now! Hallelujah!

Study: Philippians 4:8

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Taste and see that He’s good

June 11, 2017

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

Like a new restaurant, you’ve heard that God is good. You’ve been told countless of testimonies about how He opens doors where there appears to be none. You’ve heard He turns lives and marriages around. You keep hearing about this peace and joy that can keep you. You keep hearing that He will be all you need. He is good.

I assure you no one you have heard is making it up. He is a Waymaker and a life changer. He will give you the desires of your heart. He will bless you to the core of the real need you have. He will give you divine purpose and make something glorious out of your life. Yet, just as it would require you to leave home for a new restaurant experience you’ve only heard of, so you will have to leave a place of fear and doubt to see the goodness of God.

Try doing what He says and see He’s been waiting to be good to you. Try surrendering to His will, and you will see He’s been trying to get that blessing to you this entire time. You just needed to taste and see. Once you do, you will never be the same.

If you haven’t seen His goodness yet, ask yourself have you truly tried Him yet. Have you done what He told you to do yet? It’s time to do it. It’s time to trust Him brother. Then, you will see something. Then you’ll see how good He is and how blessed you become.

Prayer: Father, it’s time for me to taste and see that You are good in my life. Help me to put my trust in You and obey You. Help me to put my trust in your instructions, even in the face of challenges. Bless my Father. Bless my marriage Father. Bless my bank account. Bless the work of my hands. Finally get me over the humps in my life and I am going to see 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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He won’t let you down

June 8, 2017

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

Throughout my entire life, I cannot think of a time where the Lord has let me down. Not one time. Not a moment that He was not there. Not an experience occurred that the Father didn’t carry me through. When it was all said and done, He always brought blessings and victory into my hands.

No experience will you go through where He is not there. The times you feel like He is there the least, are the times He is there the most. God is right there, and He will not let you down. Not one thing God has said will He not do for you. He will deliver you. He will help you. He will fulfill His promises.

He will come through for you each and every time. When He does, just as with Israel, it will be like a dream. You will say I didn’t see it coming. You will say how could He have done this. You will have great laughter when you see the great things the Lord has done for you. Praise Him now because He won’t let you down!

Prayer: Father, thank You for being here. No matter what I go through, I know that You are with me and You will not let me down. I will see once again how faithful You are. You are going to come through and when You do, it will be like a dream. I am going to laugh and say the Lord has done great things for me. It even makes me glad right now. I will trust You and I am victorious! Thank you Jesus! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

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Don’t lean to your own understanding.

June 6, 2017

“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.

One morning I woke up and I already woke up with the plan and what I thought I needed to do. Yet, as I sought God, as I went to Him about one thing, He showed me another and he revealed to me this is actually what I should do. This is My will and the direction for you. I said Okay God, I understand.

Have you ever woke up to your day and said this my plan, this is what I think I should do or work the situation out? Sometimes, we can go into something with our own preconceived plan. We don’t inquire of God about what is His solution or plan for us.

It’s important to find out what God’s plan is, before we run right past Him with our own. God may have something totally different in mind for you. He will have something much better, more glorious, more rewarding than you could ever imagine. Yet, it begins first with acknowledging and inquiring about His plan for you. What He desires, He provides for. He backs what He desires and it will stand.

Even in the beginning, everything God made once He said it was very good. So don’t approach the day, don’t go into this season in your life with your own plan, ask for His and then do it. It will turn out good for you.

Prayer: Thank You Father that You are all knowing and all powerful. You always know what to do. It may seem complicated, but it is simple for You. I acknowledge you now and lean not to my own understanding. Show me Your plan and that’s what I’ll do. I thank You now. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

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Jesus is Calling Forth

May 26, 2017

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

Jesus called Lazarus from the dead. Lazarus was dead, but Jesus brought him back to life. In this hour, whatever is seems dead in your life, Jesus is calling you forth!

He’s calling you forth from procrastination. He calling you forth from fear. He’s calling you forth from a heart that pursues pleasures more than God. He’s desiring us to come out of debt. He’s calling lukewarm hearts to come forth! He’s calling you to a deeper love for His kingdom, His righteousness and the things of God. Nothing else matters than you receiving and embracing His calling and then watch everything in your life come alive. Because whatever Jesus calls forth, it comes alive!

For the man that use to love the Lord and spending time in His presence. For the man that use to love to pray, but now you solely love to watch sports. For the man that use to love studying God’s Word, but now you don’t. You use to be a man of ambition, bu now you’re a man of comfort. It is time to rise!

Some of us are afraid to be great. He is calling you forth from view yourself as ordinary to a place of extraordinary. Jesus says come forth now and take your place as a man for Him.

Confession: I hear my Lord calling me, all of me, forth. I will step forward and embrace my purpose. I will do what He has called you to do. I will love Him with all your heart, not just half of it. I will let go of this world for heaven. I will advance the kingdom! I will break forth! I will come forth!

Study: John 11:19-44, Matthew 6:33

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The total package

May 7, 2017

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.” Galatians 5:22-23, KJV

It’s wonderful to know that all of the fruits, or attributes, of God are wrapped up in the Holy Spirit. Love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith (faithfulness), meekness, temperance (self-control) all are found in His Spirit and He now lives in us. Therefore, God’s character, His very nature, is on the inside of us and He is ready to bear witness to the world through us that He lives. He is ready to show we have Who is higher and greater. He is ready to show His love to us and through us. He is ready to show a more excellent way.

When we behave like Him on our jobs, in leadership, in how we treat others, and even in a our challenges and storms, those around us will experience something that couldn’t be manufactured on our own, by only God Himself. They will experience the power, love and compassion of God Himself. It is truly divine and flows by His Spirit. He is the tree that bears these powerful fruits in our lives. The key is having constant fellowship with God and allowing His Spirit to lead us and reign in us by yielding to Him. Like naturally a healthy tree bears fruit, the Holy Spirit will bear His fruit in you and you will see you have the total package to handle any given situation.

Prayer: Father, thank You for Your Spirit, Who is on the inside of me. By Your Spirit, I can walk like You and bear fruit. Help me to daily seek and spend time in Your presence, and maintain a constant fellowship with You. Your fruit will automatically be expressed because I am full of the Holy Spirit. Through me, bear witness to the world by Your love that You live. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Read: Galatians 5:16, Ephesians 5:18-20, 1 John 4:4

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You are the Church

April 9, 2017

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed” Luke 4:18, ESV.

These are not the days to be a believer that just goes to church. People are hurting and going through the deepest of situations. And with all that is happening around us, we have the answer. They need you and I to be the church. The same presence of God and power you experience at your church service, the same love you experience at your church service, is the same power and love that you carry everywhere you are. It is because Christ lives in you and you are the church. The kingdom of God is in you.

Don’t just go to church. Be the church. Be an extension of Jesus Christ. Be His hands and reach out. Be His feet and go to someone’s need. Be His heart and listen to someone’s situation to help deliver them. You are equipped with His Word and the Holy Spirit, anointed to be like Jesus. People may not come to your church, but nothing says you can’t take the church to them. Let His love, power, wisdom and authority flow through you. Offer pray to someone, ask them do they have a need and meet it, share the wisdom of God, be good to them like the Lord would, empower and build them up, set them free! You are the church!

Prayer: Father, thank You for making me the church. I see the church isn’t the four walls, but it is us Your people. Show me more how I can be the church wherever I am and with whoever I meet. If someone isn’t coming to church, give me the courage to take the church to them. Christ lives in me. The kingdom is in me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Luke 9:2, Acts 1:8; 2:42-47; 8:5-6 & 12

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Settle down in your calling.

March 11, 2017

“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.

It’s time to receive and settle down into your calling and purpose. 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 your purpose is, 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 do you.

Prayer: Father, thank You for Your Word and I know You have called me to do a mighty work in these times. Give me clarity on what my calling and purpose is, and let go of what I don’t need to be doing. I ask for the courage and faith to settle down in my calling and run hard my course with an action plan from You. I praise You for the evident progress as I give myself wholly to it. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

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

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Learning Patience

February 24, 2017

“But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.” James 1:4, NKJV

Sometimes, we wonder why God hasn’t moved yet. Why something hasn’t happened yet, or when will God allow you to do something. God is just as a natural father, and sometimes, He will shape in our character patience. It may not feel good at the moment, yet, once patience is complete, you won’t lack the perfect will of God for your life.

Patience produces priority in our lives, establishing what is more important and more needful for us. Patience produces the right perspective, humbling our hearts to be thankful and content with God being God alone. Content with knowing He knows whats best for you. Above all, God is working in you the attribute of trusting Him, to where when He blesses you with what you desire, it won’t turn you away from Him because you can handle it.

Let patience have her perfect work. Like being in the next room in your home, know that God is in another room, working on something needful in you that you are not aware of. He is preparing a woman for you that you are not aware of. He is opening doors that you are not aware of. He is working on blessing you with something far better than what you could ask for. He is building your trust in Him and preparing you for glorious things.

Prayer: Father, You are a good God and I have to admit, my faith is being tested and You are teaching me how to be patient. It is hard, yet it is doing an invaluable work in my life. It is humbling me, knowing that You are God and You know what I need. You know what’s best for me. Help me to learn patience right now and to know that You are working on something great for me. Hallelujah! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Read: James 1:3-4, Hebrews 6:12

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It’s All Through Christ

February 17, 2017

“Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is wellpleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen” Hebrews 13:21, KJV.

At least thirty times in the New Testament and even much more, you will see God make reference to being in Christ, through Christ, by Christ, or by Him. It is even mentioned in scripture to put on Christ. This tells us that we should always be seeking to do the Father’s will–through Christ. It is by Christ Jesus that we are who we are, do the good work that we can do and be well pleasing in God’s sight in how we live.

Everything we do, everything we accomplish, any power that we walk in to have a victorious christian life is through the grace found in Christ. He is our ability. There is no overcoming, except by Jesus Christ, and without Him, even being a strong man, you cannot overcome the enemy alone.

Through Christ, you receive power to do the will of God. You will find power to love your enemies. You can receive grace to fast. You can say the right things. You are a focused man, a man under control. You can resist those temptations. In Christ, you’re unstoppable!

By yourself, you can’t do it. Yet, just like stepping into a suit of superpowers, when you step into Him in prayer and yield to Christ in you, you step into His grace, His love, His joy, His wisdom, His power, to execute the will of God for your life.

Prayer: Father, I thank You for letting me know how much I need to depend on Jesus and to live pleasing to You. It’s all in Christ. I ask that You help me to apply this truth and as I pray, I put on Christ today. I yield to the Jesus in me. It is through Christ, in Christ, and by Him that I live victorious! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Romans 6:11, 13:14; 1 Corinthians 15:57

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You are Justified by His Grace

February 8, 2017

“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus” Romans 3:23-24, KJV.

You are justified and cleansed through the precious blood of Jesus and nothing and no one can dump the trash of your past on you again. You are clean in God’s sight. You are justified in His sight. You are righteous in His sight, and it’s not because of anything you’ve done, it’s because of what Jesus did for you over 2,000 years ago.

To justify means to render innocent. It’s a legal term that declares you’re not guilty. When you know you are justified and made righteous through Jesus, it protects you every time the enemy comes to remind you of your past. It covers you to where those old triggers just don’t work anymore.

God allows some experiences in your life to show you how much you’ve grown in Him and how deep your faith has become. Since you’ve come this far, keep going farther! Keep having faith in Jesus, the one who has justified you and made you right! Keep receiving His grace!

Prayer: Yes, Lord. I receive your word and I thank you. Thank you that I’m clean and justified in your sight, not by my works, but through Jesus. My slate is clean and there is no residue. Your grace and mercy washed it all away. Hallelujah! Because you’ve justified me, help me Lord not to behave like a condemned sinner. I’m justified and cleansed through Jesus and my name is written in the Lamb’s book of life. Let that awareness fill me with great joy! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

(Study Romans 3)