Friday, January 23, 2015

BYE BYE TO FEAR!

1-23-2015. . . .BYE BYE TO FEAR!

"For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind." (2 Tim 1:7 KJV)  Fear can never be allowed to control our motion or emotions!  We have been empowered to defeat fear!  How?   With POWER: Force fear to falter and fail! It's either IT or YOU!  With LOVE: Erase and eradicate all barriers!  Love conquers all!  With A SOUND MIND: Think positively and advance through the adversity; reclaim the high ground.  Fear should never be on top or out front!  When we use what we have, we can confidently say, BYE BYE TO FEAR!

PRAYER: Lord, thank you for giving us everything we need to defeat fear.  Thy kingdom come, thy will be done!  Amen.  

Ps 56:3-5. . . . But when I am afraid, I will put my confidence in you. Yes, I will trust the promises of God. And since I am trusting him, what can mere man do to me?  TLB

Thursday, January 22, 2015

EYES AND EARS OPEN!

1-22-2015. . . .EYES AND EARS OPEN!

"After these things the word of the LORD came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward. (Gen 15:1 KJV)  As believers, it would be nice if everything in life was smooth sailing and we never had to go through anything.  Life as a believer however, is not that way.  We will go through things and have to navigate the vicissitudes of life.  As we do, we can be certain that the Lord will always send us a word of affirmation and assurance as He ushers us into the next phase of purpose and destiny.  We must make certain our eyes and ears stay open!

PRAYER: Lord, you are our shield and exceeding great reward.  We thank you for being with us and guiding us through to the next phase of our purpose and destiny.  Amen!

Rom 8:28. . . . 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. KJV

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

RUN-RUN-RUN!

1-21-2015. . . .RUN-RUN-RUN!

The Lord is a strong fortress. The godly run to him and are safe. (Prov 18:10 TLB)   There is no shame in our game!  We run and we know where we run to.  We don't run out of fear, we run because of favor.  God Himself is our security;  our safe place from every enemy and foe.  So, saints, RUN-RUN-RUN!

Prayer: Lord, thank you for being our fortress and strong tower.  We gladly run to you and are safe.  Amen.

Ps 61:3-5. . . I shall live forever in your tabernacle; oh, to be safe beneath the shelter of your wings! 5 For you have heard my vows, O God, to praise you every day, and you have given me the blessings you reserve for those who reverence your name. TLB


Tuesday, January 20, 2015

KEEPING POWER!

1-20-2015. . . .KEEPING POWER

"Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivereth him out of them all.  He keepeth all his bones: not one of them is broken." (Ps 34:19-20 KJV)  Life has a way of throwing us some unexpected curves and more often then not, the curves seem to come in waves.  As a result, even the strongest believer can become discouraged.  Greater than our discouragement however, is the keeping power of our Deliverer! "When waves of affliction sweep over our soul and sun light is hidden from view; if ever you're tempted to fret or complain, just think of His goodness to you!" (R.C. Ward)  

PRAYER:  Lord, thank you for your keeping power!  In the mist of our times of discouragement and even discontentment, we remember your goodness and our hearts are made glad again!  Amen.

Ps 100:4-5. . . . For the Lord is always good. He is always loving and kind, and his faithfulness goes on and on to each succeeding generation. TLB


Friday, January 16, 2015

WHO TOLD YOU THAT YOU WERE NAKED!

1-16-2015. . . .WHO TOLD YOU THAT YOU WERE NAKED!

"And he said, "Who told you that you were naked?  Have you eaten from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from?" (Gen 3:11 NIV)  We must be careful who we listen to, especially when it comes to defining who we are and what we are!  Although, what is said about us by others may bare some modicum of truth, the context and content of their comments may have sinister intentions. Through our own choices we can place ourselves in a position to be defined by others. However, knowing God's voice, listening and diligently obeying His commands will keep us in a place where we are never ashamed of who He alone has defined us to be.

PRAYER: Lord, thank you for making us who we are.  Help us to remain true to who you have defined us to be and never listen to or allow others to re-define us.  Amen!

Gen 1:26-27. . . . Then God said,"Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth."  So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.  NKJV

Thursday, January 15, 2015

WHO'S LISTENING!

1-15-2015. . . .WHO'S LISTENING!

"Listen to me! For I have important information for you. Everything I say is right and true, for I hate lies and every kind of deception.  My advice is wholesome and good. There is nothing of evil in it.  My words are plain and clear to anyone with half a mind-if it is only open!  My instruction is far more valuable than silver or gold." (Prov 8:6-10 TLB)  The ability to listen is a skill we all need to hone.  By simply listening, we are able then to distinguish between right and wrong; good and wise counsel or deception.  Listening makes the best uses of hearing!  Why bother hearing if we're not really listening!  

Prayer: Lord, thank you for the sense of hearing.  Help us use it to it's greatest degree of effectiveness by listening!  Amen.

Matt 13:16. . . . But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear.  KJV

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

STAGING A COMEBACK!

1-14-2015. . . . .STAGING A COMEBACK! (re-post)

Setbacks are not an uncommon experience whether they be in business, sports, health and life in general. With the difficulties and challenges experienced over past few years, those years could be defined as years of 'setbacks'.  Those years however, are now behind us.  In this new year, declare and decree a "comeback!" Anything staged is done on purpose.  If our comeback is to occur, there are some things we must do "on purpose."

I. RE-POSITION: Do whatever you have to do to be in the best position to hear from God. No comeback is possible without God's orchestration!

II. REPOSSESS: Some things that were lost in previous years, shouldn't have been! God says, pursue and recover all! (Not for everybody but for somebody! refer to (I) for direction.

III. RETHINK: Rethink your affiliations. Everyone by your side is not on your side. Can two walk together, except they be agreed? (Amos 3:3 KJV )

IV. REDIRECT: Your time, talents and full treasure to Lord. Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass. (Ps 37:5 KJV)

I set myself in agreement with every believer that trust God enough to "stage a comeback!"  I declare and decree success in every area and endeavor in 2015 and beyond! You shall surely recover all! There shall be no lack or loss, only increase! The glory of the Lord will surround you and His favor shall be upon you. You will not be without challenges nor will your course be obstacle free! Stay focused and don't be distracted! Your "comeback" is sure says the Lord!

Prayer: Father, I thank you that your word is forever settled in heaven. It is established in the earth and shall not change. Thank you for a brand new year and our comeback! Amen.

1 Sam 30:8. . . .And David inquired at the LORD, saying, Shall I pursue after this troop? shall I overtake them? And he answered him, Pursue: for thou shalt surely overtake them, and without fail recover all. KJV