Your Word for This Day: “Living the Abundant Life Now!”

Friday, September 29, 2017

 “The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life.” John 10:10

Happy Friday to You! We trust that this morning you are enjoying the blessing of life that has been granted to you by your Heavenly Father who loves you so much!

If you are a follower of this devotion, you will realize that there are certain scriptures that resurface regularly, because we want to make sure that all of our readers come into a full awareness of what Christ has done for us. Today’s scripture is one of those. It is a reminder that God’s plan for you is to live the ABUNDANT LIFE, or as another version states… a rich and satisfying life. It is a reminder that this life is found only in Christ. And, it reminds us that there is an opposing force, a mutual enemy, who concentrates all of his energy, time and resources to ensure that we don’t experience fully that life.

That’s why we have to be so much more determined, committed and focused on staying with Jesus, and drawing from Him everything that we need. Today, we declare God’s word over us with boldness – we will access all that He has made available to us, with no apology!

Daily Declaration:

  • By the blood of Jesus I am free! I am free from the slavery of sin, from condemnation, guilt, and shame. I am free from the ways and effects of death. I have life in Jesus! (Romans 8:1).
  • I have ceased being a people pleaser. I am a God-pleaser (Galatians 1:10).
  • Jesus loved me enough to die for me so that He could live in me and do His works of faith in and through me. I can do nothing without Him. I have stopped trying to do things in my strength. Jesus is my strength (Galatians 2:20).
  • I am the apple of God’s eye (Zechariah 2:8).
  • God rejoices over me with shouts of joy (Zephaniah 3).
  • I am a precious child of God, growing up to be a mature son/daughter of the Most High God (John 1:12; Rom. 8:14).
  • For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline (1 Tim. 1:7).
  • …As He is, so also am I in this world. There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear… (1 John 4:17-18).
  • Since Jesus, the Lion of Judah, lives in me, I am bold as a lion (Proverbs 28:1).
  • And I know that God causes all things to work together for my good because I love the Lord and I am called according to His purpose (Romans 8:28).
  • Whatever anyone means for evil against me, God will turn it around for good, to preserve my life and many people’s live (Gen. 50:20).

In Christ Jesus’ name!

Your Word for This Day: “Let the Words of my Mouth…”

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 

“Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.” Psalm 19:14

Each day we choose which words we will speak over our lives. Will they be words of truth, life and empowerment or words of condemnation, comparison and complaint? Always remember, words create the reality that we live in. S, let’s choose to speak words that will bring glory to God and speak to the truth of who we are in Christ Jesus.

Daily Declaration:

I declare that I am successfully advancing in life and fulfilling my divine assignment. I am blessed beyond measure and accurately pursuing the things of the Kingdom of God. I am seeking first the Kingdom and all His righteousness, and so, all things will be added unto me. I am blessed to be a blessing and I am prospering as my soul prospers.

I uproot every fear and every grudge that may lay hidden deep within me and I set myself free to operate in purpose and fulfill God’s will for my life.

I declare that I will bless and not curse.  I will  encourage and not criticize. I will help and not hinder. I will grow and blossom like a cedar in Lebanon (Psalm 92:12).

In Jesus’ name!

 

Your Word for This Day: “Looking in the Mirror”

Good morning! After a 1 week break, we are back to share the powerful word of God with you! Thanks for receiving and sharing our daily devotional. 

Monday, September 11, 2017

“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

 

What do you see when you look in the mirror?

Do you see a person who has a great God living on the inside and being manifested on the outside to the world?

We are all born to make our mark and change the world.

Yes, your circumstances may not be what you wish them to be, but that does not change the fact that you were born for greatness.  If you would believe it and begin to confess it, you would be amazed at what would happen in your life.

What you confess is what you would possess.  Start declaring the greatness that is on the inside of you.  Look at your self with a different attitude and mindset.  Acknowledge the God whose Spirit lives within you and allow that spirit to lead you and guide you to the true you.

You are not ordinary.  You were created by an extraordinary God to do amazing things in this life.  Stop looking at yourself through the eyes of the world and start looking at yourself through the word of God.

You are fearfully and wonderfully made.  God calls you His marvellous works.

You were meant to accomplish and achieve more than you will ever imagine.

It is time for you to see yourself the way that God sees you.

Your Word for This Day: “More Than a Conqueror!”

Thursday, August 17, 2017

 “Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.” Romans 8:37

The Bible gives us a list of things that will come up against us and cause us at times to stumble and fall, but it also goes on to say that despite what we go through, we are more than a conqueror, not because of ourselves, but because of whose we are.

We belong to Jesus Christ.

And, because we belong to Him, His strength is available to us and His wisdom is our wisdom. As a child of God, His power is within you.  It lives in you and it was placed there to enable you to deal with the issues of life.

You are not alone.

You are not defeated.

You are not a failure.

You are a child of God and you are more than a conqueror.

Lift yourself up today and walk in the true knowledge of who you are.

 

Your Word for This Day: “Stronger than That!”

Friday, August 11, 2017

“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might.” Ephesians 6:10

Do you realize that many people think that disciples of Christ are are very weak and inconsistent?

You hear all about people who say that they love God but do not live as people who actually do love God.

You, however, because you know who you are and whose you are, do not fall into that category.  You are stronger than that. 

You are wiser than that.  You are more focused than that.  You know who you are and you are on your way to fulfill your destiny.

Yes, the problems come.  Yes, the challenges are there.  Yes, the temptations are real. Yes, the pressures of life do exist. All of the above is real, but you are stronger than that.  You have One on your side who has enabled you to persist. You have God on the inside who causes you to triumph.

It may be all around you.  All the others may be still struggling with their identity and trying to discover who they really are, but you, you have begun the journey of self-discovery and you are stronger than that.

 

Your Word for This Day: “Leading From Within”

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

“That each one of you know how to control his own body in holiness and honor.” 1 Thessalonians 4:4

So many of us want to be in charge and to lead others. Why?  Honestly, at times it feels good to be able to tell others what to do.

There is nothing wrong with wanting to lead.  In fact, we were created by God to do just that.  We are born leaders.

The thing is, though, leading must first start with us.

We must lead ourselves.  There is a leader inside every one of us and that leader must first lead himself.

When we have mastered the art of leading ourselves, only then we qualify to lead those around us.

Today, lead yourself to make the right choices and do the right things.

As you lead yourself others would accept you leading them.

Lead from within.

 

Your Word for This Day: “Pressing into More”

Tuesday, July 4, 2017 

I have heard of You by the hearing of the ear, but now my eye sees You. Job 42:5

There is something about the difficult times in our lives that causes us to turn to God. We can use these seasons that we experience to develop our personal relationship with God. If your relationship was good, work at getting it better and if it was better work at getting it to the best level possible. There is always higher to go with God.

From the beginning, Job’s relationship with God was good (Job 1:8), but at the end of his season of bad things happening to him, it got better than it was. He came to know God at another level. He understood things about God that he had never known before. This would not have been possible had he not gone through the difficulties and testing. They truly worked together for Job’s good.

Your trials and persecution can work together for your good too. Use the time to delve into the Word of God. Surround yourself with those who could encourage you and counsel you in the way of the Lord. Learn more about Him. Let this time be the season when the Word of God becomes flesh to you. Love Him more. Pray more. Serve more. Worship more. Fellowship more. Share the Word with others more. Like Jesus did in the wilderness do so yourself. Live on the word of God, For  “man shall not live by bread alone but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God” (Matthew 4:4).

Adapted from an Excerpt from “Stuff Happens” by Diann J. Wilson