Your Word for This Day: “Sharing His Love”

Friday, December 15, 2017

“Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.” 1 John 4:7

Our God is such an awesome God, that when we think about Him our hearts swell with gratitude for all that He has done, is doing and is yet to do. Loving God comes so easy to us, His redeemed children.

But loving people? It is so much easier to love God than to love people. It takes some doing, some praying and some real submission. However, it does not matter how hard it is to do, we are commanded to do it. Beloved, we have to love one another.

We have to be faithful to love those who treat us good and those who treat us unkindly. Those who understand us and those who do not. Let’s commit to be faithful to love so that we can reap love. Love is of God and  everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. We know Him and that is why we can love Him and others.

Today’s Declaration: With the help of the Holy Spirit, I will love people as God has loved me. I will be a conduit of His love.

 

Your Word for This Day: “It’s Perfect Love!”

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

“There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.” 1 John 4:18

 The love of the Father – it’s absolutely amazing. Through the word we learn just how much God loves us. To know that you are loved not for what you do, or what you have, but solely because you were created by Him speaks to the deepest parts of our existence. We were made to receive and give love.

The love of God is powerful because it is perfect. Complete. Pure. The love of our Father is such a force, that when we embrace it, it drives out all that is not like it, including fear.

The love of God removes torment. It brings joy, peace, hope, life and confidence. That is your inheritance. We have been given Abundant life. Let’s choose to live it – in love – fully, deeply and truly.

Today’s Declaration: God loves me completely. I choose to trust in God’s love for me.

 

Your Word for This Day: “Living with the Spirit of Truth”

Thursday, November 23, 2017 

“When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own but will tell you what he has heard. He will tell you about the future.” John 16:13

God’s love for us is demonstrated through many ways, but two of the most dynamic ways are first, the sending of His only Son, Jesus Christ, and secondly, the sending of the Comforter, teacher and guide, His precious Holy Spirit.

Life lived with the Spirit of Truth is indeed an exciting and rewarding life.  The Holy Spirit has the awesome responsibility to lead and guide us into all truth.  What is truth?  God’s Word is truth.  The Holy Spirit leads us into the truth of God’s Word and makes it real and practical to us.  As He guides us in our daily reading and study of the Word, we get to know the heart of the Father.

In the world today, man’s wisdom is often used to understand God and His Word.  This approach can never be accurate because of our sinful nature.  Carnal minds cannot understand spiritual truths. Our only hope of true knowledge and understanding comes through the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Truth.

Today, open your heart to Him and let Him take you on a journey in the Word. I promise you that you will be amazed at what you will discover about God, His word and yourself.  As He takes that which HE hears and makes it known to you, you will wonder why you did not do this before.  Come on, start enjoying fellowship with the Spirit of Truth and embark on the journey of a transformed life.

God my Father, thank You for the gift of the Holy Spirit.  Thank You for demonstrating Your love for us through Him.  Precious Holy Spirit, thank You for being my Guide and my Counselor.  Amen.

Your Word for This Day: “Living the Life of Dominion”

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

“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.” Genesis 1:26

When God made man, He had success in mind; this is why HE created us in HIS own image and after HIS likeness.  He put within us the ability to take charge and dominate our environment.  Everything was made subjected to us: the fish in the sea, the fowls of the air, and the cattle.  In fact, as the text says, over all the earth

Man’s dominion over the earth was God’s original intention, but, we know very well the account of Adam and Eve and the outcome of their disobedience.  But thanks be to God, who made a way for us to get back to that position of dominion and authority.

Through Jesus Christ, the second Adam, we are now able to take our rightful position and do that which we were created to do, have dominion. We were designed by God to be successful, to be overcomers, to be more than conquerors, to be the head and not the tail, to be above only and not below.

Are you living a victorious life in Christ?  Do you see yourself as God sees you?  Do you know how God sees you? It is all in His Word.  Feed your spirit with the knowledge of who you are in God.  Everyone who is in Christ should be a new creature.  Are you a new creature in Him?  Have you accepted the new life in Christ, being transformed into His image and likeness? Today, purpose in your heart to represent God accurately on the earth.  Let His likeness be seen in you so that others will want what you have.

Father, I thank You for creating me in Your image and after Your likeness.  I thank You for sending Your Son Jesus Christ to show us Who You are.  Please help me to reflect more of You in my life.  Help me to be conformed to the image of Your Son Jesus Christ.  Amen.

Your Word for This Day: “Living a God-Ordered Life”

Monday, November 20, 2017 

“The Lord directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives.” Psalm 37:23

A very Blessed Monday to you!

It’s so reassuring to know today that God orders our steps. One of the things you will notice about today’s verse is that God orders the steps of the godly. This word ‘godly’ is not talking about one who does not sin.  Here, ‘godly’ refers to one who puts his or her trust in the Living God.  Not only has he put his trust in God but he is striving to live a life that is pleasing to God.  He may not be perfect but he has submitted to God’s authority in his life and so he brings delight to the Father. When such is the case, God then assumes the responsibility for His sheep and He orders his steps.  He knows that His sheep will hear His voice and would follow His direction and leading.

Are you a sheep who hears and obeys the voice of your Shepherd?  If you are, then you can rest assured the He will order your steps.  Obedience to the voice of God brings blessings that cannot be measured. If you are not walking in obedience as you should, today is the day to commit yourself to obey the Father so that He can lead you in the way that you have to go.  The stress and the anxiety of making the right decisions will no longer be yours because you now have the Shepherd leading you.  He knows all and so His choices are always the best.

Will you commit your steps to Him so that you can be confident that your choices are God ordained?  Choose to follow Him today. Let today be the start of a wonderful journey with the Lord. I promise you it would be the best decision of your life.

Lord, I want You to delight in me as I walk in obedience to You.  Please take control of my life.  I surrender myself to You and ask You to order my steps every day from now on.  I thank You for hearing and answering the cry of my heart. Thank You for Your peace.   Amen.

Your Word for This Day: “Living in Unity”

Thursday, November 16, 2017 

“I also tell you this: If two of you agree here on earth concerning anything you ask, my Father in heaven will do it for you. For where two or three gather together as my followers,I am there among them.” Matthew 18:19

Do you realize that God expects us to live in harmony with each other?

To be together, not only in the same place but in mind, intent and purpose?

There is a power that is released when we live with each other in unity.

Today’s Word is encouraging us to live in unity and to pray in unity. When there is agreement among the saints, God will answer our prayers. Jesus promised that where two or three are gathered in His name He will be in the midst of them.  When you gather with your friends or family in His name expect Him to come. And when He comes, He brings blessings.  He brings answers and He makes everything alright.

Today, don’t be a one-man show.  Agree with someone.  Ask God to use you today to be that partner that someone needs for the power of agreement to operate in their prayers.  Be the solution to someone’s problem today.  Let God use you in a mighty way as you make yourself available to Him.

Lord, my life is Yours.  You know me better than I know myself.  I give You permission to use me to be a blessing in the lives of others today. Cause me to be the solution to someone’s problem.  Use me as the answer to someone’s prayer. Use me Lord for Your honour and glory.  Amen.

Your Word for This Day: “Living a Life of Authority”

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 

“And I will give you the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven. Whatever you forbid on earth will be forbidden in heaven, and whatever you permit[i] on earth will be permitted in heaven.” Matthew 16:19

“The keys of the kingdom of heaven.”  Keys represent ownership and authority.  If you own your home you have keys for it. You have keys for your car. You have keys for your safety deposit box.  Well, as a child of God you can have keys to the Kingdom of heaven. Praise the Lord!  What provision our Father has made available to us.  Doesn’t it make you wonder, then, if I have the keys; why do I not possess the kingdom of heaven in a more meaningful way?  Positionally, we have the keys, but, experientially, we are still living outside of the kingdom. It just does not make sense.

Having the keys is one thing, using the keys is another issue. Child of God, Jesus has taken back the keys and given them to you.

God has done all that He is going to do for us.  He has given us the keys.  He can’t use them for us. We have to use them.  We have to know and believe that we have the power to change our circumstances for the better. Arise in your spirit today. Refuse to live under your circumstances.

You can do it. You must do it. You will do it.  You have the keys. Take the kingdom of heaven by force today and release all that God has for you.   It is yours because Jesus paid the price for you to access it. Arise in Jesus’ name and use your keys.

Lord, I will arise and use my keys that You have given to me.  Thank You for opening the eyes of my understanding.  Thank You that I am not a victim but a victor. Thank You for paying the price for me to live victoriously on the earth.  Amen.