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: “I Speak Truth, I Speak Life”

Thursday, July 6, 2017 

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

Today, we continue with more daily affirmations to declare over our lives. No matter what you are facing in life right now, or the situation that you are walking through in this moment, you are stronger than you know! You may not be feeling emotionally or mentally or even physically strong, but greater is He who lives inside of you than he that is in the world. Arise today and declare what is true about you! God’s word is your truth: 

  • I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
  • I am an instrument of peace for I live in the wellspring of love.
  • I give thanks to God for the flow of abundance in my life.
  • I am the head and not the tail, above only and not beneath.
  • I shall not die but live and declare the works of the Lord.
  • My destiny keeps me alive and anointed.
  • Favour is my constant companion. It follows me wherever I go.
  • Blessings meet me and overtake me.
  • I am in my season of abundance.
  • I see the goodness of God in every situation.
  • My heart is pure for I delight in the Lord.
  • God has given me the power to get and to keep on getting, all the wealth that I need.
  • I am anointed for greatness.
  • I am a liberal giver so I receive in abundance the blessings of God.
  • The Spirit of the Lord is upon me to excel in very area of my life.
  • God’s Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.

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

Your Word for This Day: “The Night is Turning into Day!”

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 

“Sing praise to the Lord, you saints of His, And give thanks at the remembrance of His holy name… Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.” Psalm 30:4-5

When we encounter difficult seasons in our lives, our aim as children of God should be to become BETTER and not BITTER. We cannot allow our hard times to completely rob us of our peace, our joy and our sense of purpose in life. To help us in our journeys, there are some things that we must do when we feel like giving up. The first key is to recognize that the difficult situation is not bigger than God is.

The second key is:

2. Understand that this too will pass.

When we are going through bad times it is hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel. However, we must remember that weeping endures for a night but joy comes in the morning (Psalm 30:5). This may have nothing to do with actual twelve-hour days and twelve-hour nights, rather we have night seasons and morning seasons.

In the natural, no season lasts forever. After summer comes autumn, after autumn comes winter, then spring and then the cycle repeats itself. In our lives, seasons change as well. Nothing lasts forever, not even difficult times. They always pass. Your night will turn to day. It must – it is the natural order of life. Encourage yourself by repeating this statement: “Nothing lasts forever. God has given me the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; He will turn my darkness into light. Although the night seems unending, morning will come again.”

Be encouraged today in all that you walk through! Hold on to the truth of the Word of God. Speak it. Declare it. Meditate on it. It shall surely bring you out!

 

Your Word for This Day: “God Always has a Plan!”

Friday, June 16, 2017

“You intended to harm me, but God intended it all for good. He brought me to this position so I could save the lives of many people.” Genesis 50:20

Joseph encountered difficult times. He was sold into slavery by his own brothers. He was thrown into prison on an attempted rape charge by his boss’ wife. Those he helped while he was in prison forgot him when they were released, although they promised him that they would help him. He endured almost fourteen years of bad things happening one after another.

Yet, in the midst of it all, Joseph remained focus. He was focused because God had given him a dream of greatness before everything happened and nothing was going to take that dream away.

Has God given you a dream or a vision and you are beginning to lose hope?  Stay focused. When bad things happen, focus on the dream in your heart. Keep the dream alive; please do not let it die. You cannot control what has happened or may be happening even now, but you can control how you react to what is happening.

Joseph fulfilled his dream and his destiny. Later on, he chose to help those who tried to destroy him because he understood that they meant it for evil but God meant it for God.  God always has a plan. God is always up to something when we are down to nothing. Remember His ways are not our ways and His thoughts are not like ours. He knows what is happening and He has the plan.

Joseph’s accurate response prepared him to rule and reign in his position of power when it came.  Your correct response in the midst of your adversity would also be preparation for your elevation when all is said and done.  Do you want to be elevated? Then learn from Joseph and go through your hard times focused and trusting God and He who has promised to bless you is faithful and He will give you double for your trouble if you will only endure to the end with the right attitude and spiritual position. Of this you can be sure.

An Excerpt from “Stuff Happens” by Diann J. Wilson

Your Word for This Day: “I Will Sing and Testify”

Thursday, June 15, 2017

“I prayed to the Lord, and he answered me. He freed me from all my fears. Those who look to him for help will be radiant with joy; no shadow of shame will darken their faces. In my desperation I prayed, and the Lord listened; he saved me from all my troubles.” Psalm 34:4-6

When difficult times happen in our lives, how should we respond? Let’s have a look today at David, the shepherd boy. In 1 Samuel 16, we read of David being summons to his father’s house from the field to be anointed for his destiny – King over Israel. This was definitely something good.

As time progressed, we see that David had many accomplishments and he caught the attention of the King and of the people… then trouble started – King Saul’s jealousy of David caused him to try to kill the young shepherd boy.  David was forced to run for His life, and he kept running for more than a decade. He experienced thirteen long, hard years of being a fugitive.

How did David respond during those years of trouble and hardship? Did David sing? Yes he did. Did David Praise God? Yes he did. Did David testify about God’s goodness even in times of trouble? Yes he did. His words testified loud and clear, that God was still in control of His life.

As we look at the life of David, we see that his response was not one of hopelessness, rather of praise. He continued to praise the Lord and we must do the same. During his bad times, David kept focused on what he had to do. He knew that he had been anointed to lead Israel one day. He did not have control over his circumstances, but he, however, had control over the way he chose to respond to the attacks of the enemy and from all that we have read, we can see that he responded accurately. We can learn a lot from David… when troubles abound, our praise to God must abound the more!

Your Word for This Day: “Stuff Happens”

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

“Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God and keep His commandments, For this is man’s all.” Ecclesiastes 12:13

In this journey of life, we have many different experiences. Some life events are very joyful and cause us to celebrate and be thankful, and there are life events that are sad and cause us to stop and think about the true meaning of living. As we face life head on, we will navigate through numerous emotions evoked by the many things we see, hear, and feel.

There are things, things, and more things. Life is full of experiences and events, and wherever you may travel in the world and whomever you may speak with, there is always a story of something that has happened or is happening. Things happen. STUFF HAPPENS! There is no getting away from things happening once you are alive and living on this earth.

We must come to the realization that there are things that we will encounter that we have no control over. God is the only one who has supreme control over life. He created life, He sustains life, and He alone has the ability to direct life. Not only does He have the ability but He also has the right and the authority to do so, for we are His handiwork. Nothing exists that was not created by the hand of our mighty God. That gives Him the legal right to be able to control and direct everything for His pleasure and purpose.

If we understand this important truth, we would be freed from a lot of unnecessary stress. We are reminded today that as children of God our duty, is to “Fear God and keep His commandments, because this applies to every person” (NASB). This is our main responsibility and as we obey this instruction, it is God’s covenanted duty to take care of us in the good times and in the not so good times.

An Excerpt from “Stuff Happens” by Diann J. Wilson

Your Word for This Day: “Wisdom for Living: Moving”

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

“Let your eyes look straight ahead, and your eyelids look right before you. Ponder the path of your feet, and let all your ways be established. Do not turn to the right or the left; remove your foot from evil.” Proverbs 4:25-27

WISDOM FOR MOVING

Life is a journey and each day we take steps in a certain direction. Yes, physically we are always moving either on foot, in a car or in an airplane, but we also move either forward or backward or to the left or right by the decisions that we make.

Let me explain. 

The choices we make each day affects our lives in a particular way. When we are faced with a decision, the choice we make will determine if we will move forward in life or take some steps backwards. Every decision has a consequence – whether good or bad. And, that is why we need the wisdom of God to make the right decisions for our lives.

You need wisdom to continue on the path that God has designed specifically for you.

Along your life’s journey, you will face many distractions and there will be many a-fork-in-the-road. There will be opinions of others and strong suggestions from the media. How do you continue to move forward towards your destiny?

Wisdom will help you. 

As we ask God for His wisdom, He will help us to correctly apply the principles of His word that we have learned to our unique situations. He will lead us to people who are walking in wisdom who can share their knowledge with us. He will, by His Holy Spirit, guide us into all truth. God will do His part, but we must do ours and that is to keep our eyes focused on Jesus.

Wisdom tells us to fix our gaze on Him. When we lose sight of Jesus- the “why” for which we are alive on the earth – and focus on the material things of life, the challenges that we face and even our fleshly desires, our feet will go where our eyes direct them.

I encourage you today, as I encourage myself: keep your eyes fixed on Jesus. Recall to mind the purpose for which you exist, the assignment that you are here on the earth to accomplish and the path that He has been carrying you on and FOCUS. I pray that we all press on with our eyes on the prize… “Forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, [we] press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” 

In Jesus’ Name!

Have a victorious day!