"No Fear, Just Faith" (Luke 12:32) "Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom."
There will come days when we find our faith being plucked at, but we must take courage and KNOW that God will provide. If He promised it (And He did!), He's gonna make it good. We must always recall to mind that the God we serve has always come through and today is no exception! The ravens aren't worried! The lilies aren't worried! The grass certainly isn't worried! If we look outside we'll see that the grass is actually careening to fullness through the earth. In January when it ought to be dead and barren in the natural aspect!
Not only does God own the kingdom, but He's made you and I righteous heirs with full access to all that is His. Beloved, where is your treasure today? What is possessing your heart? Is it fear or is it faith? Selah.
Lord my profession is that I choose to believe. I choose to see all with the eyes of heaven through the eyes of faith. Amen.
"The Place Called There" (Psalm 27:5) For in the time of trouble He shall hide me in His pavilion; In the secret place of His tabernacle He shall hide me; He shall set me high upon a rock.
Ann Nesby sings a song called, "I Found A Place" that declares: "I found a place where the devil can't find me, I found a place where he just can't get in!" The lyrics speak to being surrounded by a blood hedge of protection from the hand of the enemy, both within and without. In this intrinsic battle between light and darkness, all of God's children had better have access to the secret place that prevents destruction from weapons that indeed form against us. We can't afford to misundersand the importancy of divine purposse, protection, and provision.
Too often we mistake the "Place Called There" to be a positon of greater economic status, an accumulation of greater material gain, a conglomerate of social staus, or a matriculation through the academic institutions. Can I tell you that the GREATEST, most powerful, life-sustaining place to be is in the will of God. If we find ourselves strategically seeking 1st the kingdom of God and His righteousness, all other things will be added. In the time of trouble, no sane person is staring at degrees on the wall. In the time of brokenness and death, no sane person is asking to see their banking statements. The child of God is seeking promised protection from a loving Father. Selah.
Thank You Lord for covering me with a smokescreen that the enemy cannot see through. Thank You for his door of access being firmly locked, the key in the hand of Christ. Amen.
"Get A Bigger Bucket!" (Deut 11:14) Then I will give you the rain for your land in its season, the early rain and the latter rain, that you may gather in your grain, your new wine, and your oil.
"Latter" doesn't only mean later; it also means "MORE!" Therefore, if you really believe the word of the Lord which declares that in the season of the latter rain you will gather in your grain, your new wine, and your oil... GET A BIGGER BUCKET!
Cause: Earnestly obey God's commands to love Him and serve Him with all your heart and with all your soul. Effect: You shall recieve the latter rain! It's raining outside and it's also reigning inside my spirit. The spiritual reign is flowing throughout my entire life just as the natural rain is flowing down my office window panes . Glory! Can you feel the rain/reign? Selah.
Thank You Jesus for opening up the flood gates of heaven and letting it reign in the lives of Your people like never before! Amen.
"Knowledge Is Power." (Proverbs 2:6) For the LORD gives wisdom; From His mouth come knowledge and understanding.
When it comes to sound judgement in the political race, President Obama needs the counsel of the Holy Spirit more than he needs the cousel of his aids. When it come to our races - whatever they might be - we too certainly need the knowledge and understanding that can only come from the mouth of God. This is called WISDOM. How can we work together and bring about equality, justice, community growth and development with our own little finite theories and trajectories? How can we possibly raise responsible and God fearing kids and maintain healthy relationships without the Lord's wisdom? The answer is simple: there's no way we can make it without Him.
In times like these we need a Savior who stores up sound wisdom for the upright and is a shield to those who walk uprightly. Without His wisdom we find ourselves doing the best we can but never excelling and certainly never tapping into the glory that only wisdom can usher in.
Thank You Lord for granting wisdom to the world powers (and even more to your saints) in order to to help us understand righteousness and justice. Amen.
"Don't Forget to Remember" (Psa 68:19) Blessed be the Lord, Who daily loads us with benefits, The God of our salvation!
What a day that the Lord has given! What a peace to know that Jehovah Shammah has been with me. All day His presence has been seen and felt; He even spoke through the mouth of a friend that I haven't seen in years. He's ever faithful and the fruit of the Spirit have abounded greatly. As a matter of fact it's not only just for this day but every day. When I look back over my whole life and think things over... I can truly and easily remember to say, "Thank You."
Lord thank You for all of the benefits that You so graciously bestow. Amen.
"What more Can I Do?" (Psalm 116:12) What shall I render to the Lord for all His benefits toward me?
Wow! Has not God already made a way out of no way for you in 2012?! Hasn't He already kept you in your right mind?! Hasn't He already been faithful to to protect you from the hand of the enemy?! Of course He has which makes me 1) Give Him the praise and, 2) Ask what more He requires or desires of Me.
Today is the last day of the fast I purposed to sow unto God that I may better hear and receive direction from the Spirit. He has been so faithful ALREADY - just 23 days in! - to speak, to open doors, to enlarge territory, to unveil brand new covenant relationships, to make brand new business connections, and most of all to reveal more of Himself and His purpose to me. Therefore, on this last day the singular request I have is: "Lord, what shall I render to YOU for all Your benefits shown toward me so early in this season?" Selah.
Prayer: Use me Lord to show someone the way. Tell me the express thing I can render that will glorify Your name. Amen.
Your answer, your open door, your Kairos moment is but a prayer away! Whatever you need to seize the moment and maximize your potential is within you. The resources to fulfill your dreams are all around you. The disciples didn't fully understand the power of a spoken word in absolute faith but you must. Elevate your mind today and speak to the mountains in your life, knowing that the Christ in you can do anything. Father is simply waiting for you to ASK for more and bigger! Shake off whatever's keeping you low and SOAR high!
The fig tree didn't know who it was; didn't realize it's potential and found itself withered right on away. What will Jesus find when He comes upoon your fig tree? Will He find healthy leaves that cover up luscious fruit or will He be disgusted to see that you have once again allowed your season to produce to pass by? Will His hunger be filled by the fruit from your tree or will He have to move on in search of another? Selah.
Lord order my steps today for my aim and intent is to hit the bullseye in the area of producing fruit. Amen.
"Move With the Cloud" (Exodus 13:21) And the Lord went before them by day in a pillar of cloud to lead the way; and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, so as to go by day and and night.
The Holy Spirit says to the body of Christ today: "The cloud of glory is moving... move with the cloud!" If ever we should be propelled by an unction to function, surely it's right now. I don't know what He's promised you but I do know that He has given us a working tool called, "LIGHT" by which to work both day and night bringing dreams to pass. Not just our dreams, but inadvertedly we will tap into the princple of causality and be conduits to help othjer people's dreams come true as well! The key though, is to incline your eyes, ears, heart, soul, spirit, mind, and yes... even your body to the leading of God's Spirit. Keep the Holy Spirit in sight at all times and always stay close. When the cloud moves, you move. When the cloud rests, you rest. Selah.
Lord I am determined to move with the cloud and I won't go on my own without You. Whatever You're doing in this season, please just don't do it without me. Amen.
"Chase God and Chase Your Dreams" (Daniel 1:17) And Daniel could understand visions and dreams of all kinds.
There is a dream that is waiting to be given life and wings by you; it's been waiting an awful long time. The one word question for you today is: "When?" When will you dare to step onto the dance floor and let the Lord use you in a greater way? You have the dream. You even understand the dream. What I want to know is WHEN are you going to WORK the dream?
Come on! Grab those running shoes and manifest your dreams by activating your faith. The quote, "Time waits for no man" is more real today than ever as we are on the verge of a cataclysmic spiritual expolsion.
Get moving sisters and brothers for life is moving on and those assigned to you are waiting on what's inside of you! Selah.
Breath prayer: Father thank You for giving me two wings to soar.
"Favor can do for you in a moment what labor can't do for you in a lifetime!" I heard a great man declare this not so long ago & I began decreeing & declaring it over my life. This is the year for all the Hezekiah's to set your spiritual AND natural houses in order like never before for 2012 has ushered in fresh favor upon the body of Christ. The sudden wind outside is indicative of the wind of God moving on the inside. It's moving, moving, moving and now it's up to you to go behind the veil to meet it. Selah.