Your Word for This Day: “Living on My High Place”

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

The Lord God is my strength; He will make my feet like deer’s feet, and He will make me walk on my high hills.” Habakkuk 3:19

I have had the opportunity to observe the agility and nimbleness of forest animals as they dart in and out of the trees.  I have seen mountain goats quickly disappear upwards on some very high slopes and rough terrain and marvel at the ability to ascend such heights in seconds.  Looking at them brings praises to my lips for I know that Creator God fashioned them to accomplish such feats. We are also designed by Creator God to walk upon high places.  Our high place may not be the roughness of a mountain slope, but we do have high places to attain.

It is God’s will for us to access our high place.  He will do whatever He has to do to get us there.  He will strengthen us, guide and encourage us so that we will not miss getting to our high places.  Cooperate with Him and allow Him to give you feet like hinds feet so that you will be able to navigate successfully the rough terrains of life and get to the high places that God ordained for you before the foundation of the world.

You will never be the same again.  You will see every situation from an elevated position and will be able to respond to life accurately because you would be looking from up to down and not from down to up.  As your position changes your perspectives will changes. Agree with God and together start the journey to your high places.

Lord, how can I say thanks to You for all Your provisions for me?  Your love truly is amazing.  Help me to live a life of thanksgiving for all that You have done for me to be a winner on this earth.  I thank You Lord. Amen.

 

Your Word for This Day: “Living Life with an Unchangeable God!”

Monday, November 27, 2017

“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.” Hebrews 13:8

Many things in life change.  The sunsets change. We change.  Hairstyles change.  Fashion changes.  Automobiles change. The weather changes.   In fact I have heard it said that the only permanent thing in life is change itself and so we should not resist it because it will inevitably happen. But, thank God there is one change that will never occur and that is God.  He is immutable, He changes not.  Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, and today and forever.

Upon this truth we build our lives. Jesus is the rock, the solid unchangeable rock on which we must build our lives.

Whatever you may be facing today, remember that your God cannot change.  He delivered Daniel from the lion’s den; He fed Elijah by a raven; He let Israel drink water from a rock; He healed Peter’s mother-in-law; He fed thousands with five loaves and two fishes and He raised Jairus’ dead daughter back to life.

Your God is still the same.  Don’t believe the lies of the enemy.  He has not changed.  He is still working all things together for your good.  Trust Him today and build your life on His Word.  Be like the wise man who built his house upon the rock, and when the winds and rains beat upon the house, it did not fall because the foundation, Jesus Christ, was firm, solid and immovable.

Dear God, I praise You for who You are.  I take courage and find strength in You.  Lord I pray for the grace to build my life on Your word. Help me to anchor myself in You today because I know that though things may change around me, You will never change. Amen.

Your Word for This Day: “Living in The Will of God”

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 

“Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.” 1 John 5:14-15

Let us look at Jesus’ life on earth.  Remember in the garden of Gethsemane when He surrendered His will to the Father?  We see Jesus making the ultimate decision with those profound words, “Nevertheless not my will but thine be done.”

How did Jesus know the will of His Father?  Simple, it was written in the Word.  Jesus came to fulfill that which was written in the Law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the Psalms, concerning Him.

We can also know the will of the Father as we study His word and develop a relationship with Him so that He can speak, by the Holy Spirit, to our hearts. As we commune with Him daily, He opens our understanding of His Will for us.  Once we know His will, we can now pray with confidence, as we read in the Scriptures. Praying the will of God brings the desired petitions to reality.

Take some time and find out God’s will for any given situation before you embark on prayer.  You may just discover that what you believe for is not what God wants to give to you. Let your prayer be in agreement with the will of God, and you will have that which you asked for.

Teach me Your way and Your will Lord, so that I can accurately make my petitions and request known to You.  Show me how to discover Your will as I spend time in Your Word.  Lord, I want only what You want, so help me Lord to know Your will and Your heart.  In Jesus’ name.  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 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.

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 a Glory Filled Life”

Friday, November 10, 2017

“Arise, Jerusalem! Let your light shine for all to see. For the glory of the Lord rises to shine on you.” Isaiah 60:1

What is it that distinguishes the children of God from the children of the world?  It is the glory of their God that is risen upon them. Once you have experienced God’s glory, you cannot be the same.  It releases you from every bond and every chain that entangles you.

When you experience God’s glory, you must arise. You must arise above every spirit of fear, anger, unforgiveness, jealousy, envy, malice and the like.  The enemy has no hold on a child of God who has experienced His glory.

God’s glory enables you to shine for Him everywhere you go so that men would know who Jesus is. Each person experiences the glory of God in a unique and different way.  Your experience with God will allow your light to come to you in a way that is tailor-made for you.  Don’t miss ‘your’ light.  Jesus is the Light of the world but He is also your personal light.  Allow Him to come to you and as He comes, He brings His glory.

In His glory there is everything you need to live the life of Christ.  Let Him come in. Let Him cover you with His glory. Then and only then, will you be able to arise and shine in this dark world.

Lord, I need to shine for You more.  Please visit me today and touch my heart so that I can experience Your glory in a new way.  Thank You, Lord, for making provision for me to receive You into my life on a continuous basis. I love You Lord and I will let Your glory be risen on me today.  Amen.