Friday, August 18, 2017

Hang on!!!

Happy Weekend All!!  

Dawn is Near -  Stay Strong!! :)   

"So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded."
(Hebrews 10:35, NIV)

Closer Than You Think

Have you been praying and believing for something that seems like it's taking a lot longer than you thought? 

Many times, people can miss God's best simply because they give up before they see their "due season" come. 

Don't let that be you! 

Be encouraged today, your answer is closer than you think. 

If it seems like things are getting more difficult, remember, when the intensity heats up, that means you are closer to your victory!!

It's always darkest just before the dawn arrives.

You serve a faithful God, and He's working behind the scenes on your behalf. 

Don't cast away your confidence today because your reward is coming. 

And just like a new mother forgets about her labor pain when she is finally holding her newborn, you'll forget about your struggle when you are holding on to your promise.

While you are waiting, keep an attitude of faith and expectancy. 

Wake up every morning and say out loud, 

"I've come too far to give up now. My due season is coming. I will reap my harvest." 

Stay in faith and look for His hand of blessing because He has promised you victory, and it's closer than you think!

A Prayer for Today

"Father in heaven, today I stand believing that You are working behind the scenes on my behalf. Give me Your strength to continue believing until I see Your promises fulfilled in my life in Jesus' name. 
Amen."

From Today's Word 

Stay Strong!!

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Waiting....the Right Way

"…faith without works is dead."
(James 2:20, NKJV)

Are you waiting for God to do something in your life? 

One thing I've learned is that waiting should not be a passive thing. 

When we're waiting the correct way, we're on the lookout. 

We talk like what we are believing for is going to happen. 

We act like it's going to happen. 

We're making preparations.

It's just like when you're expecting someone for dinner; you don't wait till they show up before you decide to start cooking. 

Most likely you start early in the day. 

You make sure the house is clean, you go to the grocery store, and maybe you buy some flowers for the table. 

You make preparations because you're expecting someone. 

Well, that's the attitude we need to have while we're waiting for God's promises to come to pass. 

Put your faith to work. 

Prepare for the answer to come. 

Keep standing, keep believing, and keep hoping because your answer is on the way!

A Prayer for Today

"Father God, I choose to put actions behind my faith today. I trust that You are at work in my life. I will wait the right way—with expectancy—knowing that my faith in You opens the door for Your hand to move in my life in Jesus' name. 
Amen."

From Today's Word 

Stay Strong!!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Press Forward

"For I know the thoughts and plans I have for you…to give you hope in your final outcome."
(Jeremiah 29:11, AMPC)

Flourishing Finish

God desires to see you flourish in this life. 

He wants to see you come out of setbacks stronger, wiser, increased and promoted. 

He wants to give you hope in your final outcome and see you come to a flourishing finish.

When my father died unexpectedly, all in our family was not well. 

We didn't know how everything was going to turn out. 

We didn't have all the answers, but we understood the principle that God never ends on a negative. 

Instead of getting stuck on that page, we just kept moving forward little by little, doing our best, being faithful, being good to people. 

When I look out today, I can see the faithfulness of God. 

I can say like David, 

"Look what the Lord has done!"

Remember, when you encounter adversity, know that God isn't finished yet. 

He never ends on a negative. 

He has more in store for you if you will keep pressing forward. 

Don't let your thoughts get stuck on the circumstances. 

Instead, lift up your eyes to Jesus, the Author and Finisher of your faith. 

Trust that He is working behind the scenes on your behalf, and He will lead you into a flourishing finish!

A Prayer for Today

"Father, today I humbly come to You ready to receive Your favor, grace and mercy. 
I cast my cares on You. 
I cast my questions on You. 
I put my hope in You, knowing that You will bring me to a flourishing finish in Jesus' name! 
Amen.

From "Today's Word"

Stay Strong!

Monday, July 31, 2017

Patience in Faith!!

Happy Monday All!!

Stay Strong!!!


"Knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing."
(James 1:3-4, NKJV)

Lacking Nothing

God wants you to be perfect and complete, living in His abundance, and lacking nothing on this earth. 

That may seem like a stretch from where you are today. 

It may seem far off; but in an instant, things can turn around. 

God has set up a system of blessing for you, and it starts with His Word. 

The Bible says that God has given each of us a measure of faith. 

We all have faith, and it's up to us to develop it. 

Romans 10:17 says that faith grows as we read and study His Word. 

Faith, in turn, produces patience, and when we allow patience to have its perfect work in us, we will lack no good thing.

Today, no matter where you are in the process, the key is to keep moving forward by reading and hearing His Word. 

His Word is alive. 

His Word will heal your heart and restore your soul. 

His Word will produce patience in your life so that you can move forward, being complete and lacking nothing all the days of your life!

A Prayer for Today

"Father God, thank You for Your Word which lights my path and directs my way. I choose to put You first place. I choose to meditate on Your Word, knowing that You are leading me in Your paths of life in Jesus' name. 
Amen!"

From "Today's Word" 

Stay Strong!!!

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Shake it Off

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

Retrain Your Brain

Living in victory means that sometimes you have to develop new habits. 

If you've been negative for a long time, you've got to retrain your thinking from "I can't" to "I can;" 

From "It won't happen" to "It will happen;"

From "I'll never get well" to "God is restoring health unto me;" 

From "I never get any good breaks" to "God's favor surrounds me like a shield;"

From "I've made too many mistakes. I'm all washed up" to "I'm redeemed and forgiven. My best days are still out in front of me." 

It's like reprogramming a computer. 

Sometimes you have to wipe off the old, outdated, dysfunctional software and load in something new.

If you've spent your days focused on how things won't work, it's time to focus on how things will work out! 

It doesn't matter how bad it looks, how many people have told you no, or how long it's been that way, God has the final say. 

It's not over till God says it's over. 

Shake off the self-pity. 

Shake off the disappointment. 

Let go of the old and choose to believe Him. 

Declare His promises over your life and see His blessing and victory as you align yourself with Him!

A Prayer for Today

"Father God, thank You for the transformation power in Your Word! Thank You for giving me hope for my future. I choose to trust You, I choose to believe Your Word, and I choose to declare Your truth and watch victory unfold in Jesus' name! 
Amen."

From "Today's Word" 

Stay Strong!!

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Trust and Release

"The secret things belong unto the Lord our God…"
(Deuteronomy 29:29, AMPC)

The Secret Things

Are you going through a situation in your life that you don't quite understand? 

During these uncertain seasons, it's natural to question things in your mind. 

But in order to move forward, we have to look forward with our hearts. 

We have to look beyond the questions and continue to TRUST in Almighty God.

Serving God means we're going to have some unanswered questions. 

You may never understand why a relationship ended sooner than you would have liked. 

You may never understand why you lost a loved one. 

You may never understand why you went through something difficult or why your prayers didn't get answered. 

But at some point, you have to decide to put your questions aside and go on with God. 

We have to decide to trust His character even when our circumstances don't make sense. 

The Bible tells us that adversity will come, but God is the one who promises to lead us into victory. 

He has promised that He's going to turn that difficulty around and use it for your advantage. 

He is faithful to His Word, and you can be sure that He will fulfill every promise He's made to you.

A Prayer for Today

"Father God, I choose to TRUST You with my unanswered questions. I choose to RELEASE any doubt and confusion to You. Help me to focus on Your Word which is truth that sets me free. Thank You for Your goodness and for the blessings You have in store for me in Jesus' name. 
Amen."

From "Today's Word"

Stay Strong!!!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Trust

''Believe that you have received it.'' 

Clearly, what we are to believe is that we receive the very things we ask for.

The Savior does not even hint that because the Father knows what is best, 

He may give us something else. 

The very mountain that faith bids depart is cast into the sea. 

There is a prayer in which we make known our requests to God, and the reward is the sweet peace of His keeping our heart and mind at rest. 

This is the prayer of TRUST.  

It has reference to things in which we cannot know the will of God. 

As children we make known our desires in the countless areas of daily life and leave them to the Father to give or not to give as He sees best. 

But the prayer of faith that Jesus speaks of is something different, something higher. 

When in the Master's work or in our daily life the soul sees that nothing so honors the Father as the faith that He will do what He has said— grant us whatever we ask—and then takes its stand on that promise as brought home by the Spirit, it may know for certain that it will receive exactly what it asks. 

The Lord sets this clearly before us in verse 23: 

''If anyone . . . does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him.'' 

This is the blessing of the prayer of faith that Jesus speaks of."

From "Teach me to Pray" by Andrew Murray

Stay Strong!