Your Word for This Day: “Trusting in His Love”

Thursday, December 14, 2017

“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? ” Romans 8:35

Do you know how much you are loved by God? Have you come to the realization that God’s love for you supersedes everything in this world? Isn’t that just  amazing?

Oh, this is such a powerful revelation. The Almighty God loves us so much! He loves us with an everlasting love. Nothing can separate us from His love.  Each day we can see different facets of God’s love, as we stay connected to Him. There is no comparison between God’s love and man’s love for us. God’s love is unconditional and eternal.

I encourage you to trust and believe in God’s unfailing love, which has secured victory for us on Calvary. Embrace that fact and let it be cemented deep in your heart and mind that you are loved by a God who is love.

Today’s Declaration: I know that nothing can separate me from the love of Christ. In Him, I have victory!

 

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 a Courageous Life”

Friday, November 17, 2017

“This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9

Many times in our lives, God gives us assignments that are not easy.  In fact, they may be so downright difficult that it seems almost impossible to be accomplished.  If you are in such a position, take heart my friend.  It is all God.

There was no way for Joshua to do what he had to do by himself and the same goes for you.  He needed God and you need God, like you have never needed Him before. God wants us to need Him desperately.  He loves to be needed like that.  He knew what Joshua was thinking and feeling and so He turned up with the words that Joshua needed to hear: “Do not be afraid!” God was the One who had chosen Joshua.  Joshua did not put himself in that position.  And so, God reminded him that He was in charge.  Joshua had nothing to worry about.  Those words gave Joshua the courage and the strength he needed to carry out the task.  Joshua just had to obey orders and follow wherever God led him.

You, too, must do the same.  If God brought you to it, He will surely bring you through it.  Know that your God is with you in the fire as well as in the river.

Did God command you?  Did He bring you to this point? Then trust Him to see you through.  He will not fail you.  You may say that you do not know if God brought you to this point or if it is of your own making.  Well do not despair.  Still trust Him. He will never leave you nor forsake you. You can trust His Word.  God is a good Father.  Be strong and of a good courage.  He is with you.  Wherever you are, God is!

Lord, like Joshua, I am in way over my head.  Today, I take courage in the fact that as You were with Joshua You are with me.  I choose to hold on to Your Word so that I will be comforted.  Thank You for not leaving me alone.  Thank You for being a God that I could depend on. Thank You for loving and helping me through this situation.  Thank You for being God.   Amen.

Your Word for This Day: “Living a Powerful Life”

Monday, November 13, 2017

“He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless.” Isaiah 40:29

Do you feel weak and burdened?  Do the cares and pains of this life seem to weigh you down?  God gives power to all who are faint, tired and weary.  You do not have to continue feeling this way.  Draw from your Father’s bottomless well of power.  He has made it available to you.  It is free and it is guaranteed to provide the needed results.

Psalm 121:1-2 declares, “I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth.” Run to Him today and let Him increase your strength.  Wait on Him.  Wait for Him.  He will come and help you.  You will be able to climb every mountain and walk through every valley. When you look back at where you have come from, you will see only one set of footprints and realize that He carried you mounted on His shoulders.

Today, run to the Rock of your salvation.  Let Him renew your strength.  Let Him teach you how to mount up with wings like eagles so that you will not become weary or faint.  The impossible will become possible as you invite God to come in and take control of every situation that is causing you distress.  Trust your God to empower and strengthen you to continue your journey towards your destiny.

Lord, today I need help to believe Your Word. Lord I believe, but please help my unbelief.  I need You to come and pick me up today Lord and carry me on Your shoulders.  I am relying on You to come through for me as You said in your word.  I thank You Lord for Your help and Your grace.  Amen.

Your Word for This Day: “Living in Humility”

Monday, November 6, 2017

“Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up in honor.” James 4:10 

When we come into a relationship with Jesus Christ, and study His life as He walked on the earth we are truly amazed at His level of humility. Pride was not found in Jesus.  He humbled Himself to death, even death on a cross. Can you imagine, the King of Glory, hanging on a tree?  Let Jesus be our example of humility. Do not compare your humility to anyone else on the earth.  Compare it to Jesus’.  I guarantee you, the results will cause you to stop and think and hopefully change your outlook.

Humility leads to promotion.  Jesus was exalted to a position of power and authority because He stooped so low.  We, too, will be lifted to our high place in God if we humble ourselves in the sight of the Lord.  Not in the sight of other human beings to impress them, but in the sight of the Lord.  You see, God is the only One who can read the hearts of men.  To the people around us, we may appear very humble but God may hold a completely different opinion.

Therefore, we must humble ourselves in His sight.  He has redeemed you.  He has made a way for you to access His life, His mind and His character.  Today, determine in your heart to humble yourself in the sight of God.  The rewards will be amazing.

Lord, you proved Your humility, not only by what You said but by what You did.  Help me to do the same today, Lord.  Teach me by Your Spirit how to lay down my life like You did.  In Jesus’ Name I pray. Amen.

Your Word for This Day: “Knowing God”

Thursday, November 2, 2017

“But the people who know their God will be strong and will resist him.” Daniel 11:32b

Daniel knew his God.  He was steadfast and immovable in his devotion and love towards God because he fellowshipped and related intimately with his God. This knowledge of God caused Daniel to stand firm and live holy in a sinful land filled with idolatrous practices that incurred the wrath of God. He stood in the midst of corruption and other defilement.  His knowledge of God was stronger than what he was experiencing in Babylon.

How well do you know your God?  Does your knowledge of Him enable you to stand in righteousness and holiness among those who would cause you to behave and act in a manner that would displease your God? Do you have the confidence and courage to live differently among your friends and family so that they would know Jesus Christ?

My friend, your God has given you the power of His Holy Spirit to be able to do exploits for Him every day of your life.  The choice is yours. You can choose to become like the rest or you can stand out and stand up for Jesus.  What will it be?

Father, I pray for the discipline to study Your Word so that I can know You more.  Lord, help me as I pursue a life lived with the knowledge of You in a deeper, more intimate way.  Amen.

Your Word for This Day: “Living the Victorious Life”

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

“No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.” Romans 8:37

We live in a world that is full of wickedness and cruelty, but God expects us to live differently because He has already overcome the world.  In spite of all the negatives, we must be positive in our outlook and in our response to the circumstances of life.

We are more than conquerors.  We are designed to be conquerors.  Even though at times we may not feel as if we can make it, we must never let our feelings decide our response to the situation.  We are not just called to be conquerors, but more than conquerors.

Today acknowledge the God in you and determine in your heart to rise above all negative situations and circumstances.  Allow God to reveal Himself to you through what you may be going through.  Remember, His ways are not your ways and His thoughts are not your thoughts but His thoughts towards you are peace and not evil. Rejoice in your God because He has made you more than a conqueror and His love for you is everlasting.

Lord You know at times I don’t understanding why I have to go through all these bad situations, but I am trusting You to bring me through and to help me realize my full potential as more than a conqueror. Thank you. Amen.