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!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Our Shelter

"In the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling; he will hide me in the shelter of his sacred tent and set me high upon a rock."
(Psalm 27:5, NIV)

Hiding in the Right Place

Have you ever watched children play hide and seek? 

They look for the best place to hide in the house or yard and wait quietly for their friend to try to find them. 

It's a fun game for kids, but even as adults, we need a good place to hide from time to time. 

Sometimes we need a place of refuge, we need a place of safety, and we need a place to rest when we feel overwhelmed by the circumstances of life—a place where the enemy of our soul can never find us.

The good news is that God has the perfect hiding place for you! 

You don't have to hide in your job. 

You don't have to hide in relationships.

You don't have to hide in food or addictions because God Himself promises to hide you! 

He freely offers you shelter from the storms of life any time you call upon His name.

Remember, there's only one place the enemy cannot find you. 

There's only one place where opposition cannot steal from you. 

There's only one true place of safety and rest for your soul, and that is in the arms of Jesus. 

Know that He loves you, and He is ready to receive you when you call upon His name!

A Prayer for Today

"Father, today I come humbly before You giving You all that I am. Thank You for hiding me in Your shelter and keeping me safe from the storms of life. My soul finds rest in You as I seek You and praise Your holy name in Jesus' name. 
Amen."

From Today's Word 

Stay Strong!!

Monday, July 17, 2017

To Completion

"And David said to his son Solomon, 'Be strong and of good courage, and do it; do not fear nor be dismayed, for the LORD God--my God--will be with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you, until you have finished all the work for the service of the house of the LORD'." 
(1 Chronicles 28:20, NK)

He Will Complete It

Is there something you've been believing for, something you've been hoping for that's taking longer than you expected? 

You might be tempted to just accept things the way they are.

 You might be tempted to think it's never going to happen. 

If that's you today, be encouraged because God is a finisher! 

He will complete what He's started in you!

Your part is to believe. 

Your part is to keep your eyes on Him. 

When you believe, you have the Creator of the universe fighting your battles, arranging things in your favor, going before you, moving the wrong people out of the way. 

Don't be intimidated by the size of a problem or the size of your dream! 

Don't let circumstances convince you to stop believing. "Jehovah Jireh, the Lord our Provider, is still on the throne. 

One touch of God's favor and you'll go from barely getting by to having more than enough! 

Begin to thank Him and declare that God is at work. 

Declare that He is perfecting what concerns you. 

Declare that He will complete everything He's started in your life!

A Prayer for Today

"Father God, I thank You for completing every good work that You have started in my life. I choose to believe Your Word, even when things look impossible. I choose to believe that You are working behind the scenes and that You will bring victory and breakthrough to every area of my life in Jesus' name!
Amen."

From Today's Word 

Stay Strong!!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Making A Way


...'Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,' says the LORD of hosts."
(Zechariah 4:6,)

How Will You Accomplish Your Dreams?

Are you facing a situation that seems impossible?

 Have you been fighting a battle for a long time? 

The key is: don't go around talking about how big the problem is. 

Don't go around confessing that you're never going to make it. 

No, start declaring, "The gracious hand of God is upon my life!" 

When you realize God's hand of favor is upon you, you will accomplish your dreams faster than you thought!

When those thoughts of doubt come, declare the truth of God's Word!

 "How are you going to get out of debt?" 

"The gracious hand of God is upon my life." 

"How are you going to get well?" 

"The gracious hand of God is upon my life." 

"How are you going to break that addiction?" 

"The gracious hand of God." 

"How are you going to accomplish your dreams?" 

"The gracious hand of God!"

The more you brag on God's favor, the more you declare and believe His promises, the more you'll see His favor. 

As you keep standing in faith, as You keep hoping in Him, you'll see His promises manifest in your life. 

You'll experience His favor and victory and see every dream and desire come to pass!

A Prayer for Today

"Father God, thank You for placing Your dreams and desires within me and for creating a plan to bring them to pass. Even when I can't see a way, I TRUST that YOU are making a way. You are good, and today I declare that Your gracious hand is upon every area of my life in Jesus' name! 
Amen.

From "Today's Word"

Stay Strong!!!

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Making A Way

...'Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,' says the LORD of hosts."
(Zechariah 4:6,)

How Will You Accomplish Your Dreams?

Are you facing a situation that seems impossible?

 Have you been fighting a battle for a long time? 

The key is: don't go around talking about how big the problem is. 

Don't go around confessing that you're never going to make it. 

No, start declaring, "The gracious hand of God is upon my life!" 

When you realize God's hand of favor is upon you, you will accomplish your dreams faster than you thought!

When those thoughts of doubt come, declare the truth of God's Word!

 "How are you going to get out of debt?" 

"The gracious hand of God is upon my life." 

"How are you going to get well?" 

"The gracious hand of God is upon my life." 

"How are you going to break that addiction?" 

"The gracious hand of God." 

"How are you going to accomplish your dreams?" 

"The gracious hand of God!"

The more you brag on God's favor, the more you declare and believe His promises, the more you'll see His favor. 

As you keep standing in faith, as You keep hoping in Him, you'll see His promises manifest in your life. 

You'll experience His favor and victory and see every dream and desire come to pass!

A Prayer for Today

"Father God, thank You for placing Your dreams and desires within me and for creating a plan to bring them to pass. Even when I can't see a way, I TRUST that YOU are making a way. You are good, and today I declare that Your gracious hand is upon every area of my life in Jesus' name! 
Amen.

From "Today's Word"

Stay Strong!!!

Friday, July 7, 2017

Fully Equipped

Happy Weekend All!!!   

Stay Strong!! 

"But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me…"
(Acts 1:8, NKJV)


God wants to empower you. 

He wants to strengthen you and equip you to rise higher in every area of your life. 

He wants to see you become all that He has created you to be and walk in victory each and every day.

Scripture tells us that when Jesus left the earth, He told the disciples that He was sending a comforter. 

He was talking about the Holy Spirit. 

The Holy Spirit is not only our comforter, He's our counselor, teacher and stand by. 

He searches our hearts and helps us understand scripture.

Today, if you desire to be filled with God's power, invite the Holy Spirit of God to do a work in you. 

When you read the Bible, pray and ask the Holy Spirit to speak to your heart and reveal God's plan to you. 

As you invite the Holy Spirit to operate in your life, today's scripture says that you'll receive God's power! 

You will be strengthened and equipped for everything God has in store for you!

A Prayer for Today

"Father, thank You for the Holy Spirit who is my helper in this life. I choose to open my heart to Your Word to receive power so that I can walk and live in the victory You have prepared for me in Jesus' name. 
Amen."

From "Today's Word " 

Stay Strong!