Thursday, March 23, 2017

THINK RIGHT DO RIGHT!

3-23-2017. . . .THINK RIGHT DO RIGHT!

"Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. (Phil 4:8 KJV) 

 Every action is initiated by a thought!  The purer, truer, lovelier the thought, so shall the resulting actions be.  Think right, do right, be right!

PRAYER: Lord, purify our minds that our thoughts and actions will be pleasing to you and all mankind.  Amen! 

Prov 16:1-3. . . .The preparations of the heart in man and the answer of the tongue is from the LORD.  All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes, but the LORD weigheth the spirits.  Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established.  KJV

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

ASK SEEK AND KNOCK!

3-22-2017. . . .ASK, SEEK AND KNOCK!

"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.   For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.  "Which of you, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone?  Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake?  If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him! (Matt 7:7-12 NIV)  

God is not in the business of playing hide and seek!  There are things He wants us to have, things He wants us to know and places that are ordained for us to go.  We need only ask, seek and knock!  If we do our part, God will do His!

Prayer:  Lord, thank you for giving us full kingdom access.  We have only to ask, seek and knock in order to receive, know and enter.  In Jesus name, we will!  Amen.

Luke 12:32. . . . Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.  KJV

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

I AM ALL YOU NEED!

3-21-2017. . .  .I AM ALL YOU NEED!

"Each time he said, "No. But I am with you; that is all you need. My power shows up best in weak people." Now I am glad to boast about how weak I am; I am glad to be a living demonstration of Christ's power, instead of showing off my own power and abilities." (2 Cor 12:9-10 TLB) 

When God tells us no, it is not simply a demonstration or exercise of divine prerogative. (Although if He so chose, He would be well within His rights to do so)  More often than not however, His greater purpose is to illuminate our greater need!  We think we know what we need, but God really knows what we need and is well able to supply that need.  His answer to us today is the same as His answer was to the Apostle Paul; "I AM ALL YOU NEED!"

PRAYER: Lord, you are our El Shaddai; our sufficiency!  You are all we need and more than we deserve.  All praise, honor, and glory be yours forever and ever.  Amen!

Phil 4:18-20. . . .You can be sure that God will take care of everything you need, his generosity exceeding even yours in the glory that pours from Jesus. 

Friday, March 17, 2017

BE WHO YOU ARE!

3-17-2017. . . .BE WHO YOU ARE!


"And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread." (Matt 4:3 KJV)  

Although the enemy may tempt us to do things out of character to prove who we are, we never deviate from the word of God which declares who we are! Remember, we never have to prove to the enemy who we are, but simply be who we are!

Prayer: Lord, thank you that through your Son Jesus, you have made us your children.  We have nothing to prove to the enemy.  Amen!

1 John 3:1-2. . . . See how very much our heavenly Father loves us, for he allows us to be called his children-think of it-and we really are! But since most people don't know God, naturally they don't understand that we are his children. TLB

Thursday, March 16, 2017

STILL STANDING AND NOT ALONE!

3-16-2017. . . .STILL STANDING AND NOT ALONE!

"Then Nebuchadnezzar the king was astonished and rose up in haste, and spake, and said unto his counselors, Did not we cast three men bound into the midst of the fire? They answered and said unto the king, True, O king. He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God. (Dan 3:24-25 KJV) 

No fire, no matter how hot it has been kindled for us and against us, will prevent Jesus, the Son of the living God, from coming to stand at our side!  They that looked once and expected to see our demise, will most certainly look again with amazement and see, we are "STILL STANDING", and that, not alone! 

Prayer: Lord, Thank you for always being there no matter what it is we face.  With you, we can walk into fire and come through every flood.  You lift up a standard against our enemies and enable us to remain standing.  Amen!

Isa 54:17. . . . No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD. KJV

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

WE'RE GOOD!

3-15-2017. . . .WE'RE GOOD!

"We are pressed on every side by troubles, but not crushed and broken. We are perplexed because we don't know why things happen as they do, but we don't give up and quit.  We are hunted down, but God never abandons us. We get knocked down, but we get up again and keep going.  These bodies of ours are constantly facing death just as Jesus did; so it is clear to all that it is only the living Christ within [who keeps us safe]."  (2 Cor 4:8-10 TLB) 

With confidence and patience, we navigate our way through every change and challenge of life knowing we are good because God's got us!

PRAYER: Lord, we thank you for being in control and having everything under control.  No matter what we must face and endure, we know you've got us!  For this, we thank you continuously.  Amen!

Rom 8:28. . . . And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.  NIV

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

WATCH GOD WORK!

3-14-2017. . . .WATCH GOD WORK!

"You will not have to fight this battle. Take up your positions; stand firm and see the deliverance the LORD will give you, O Judah and Jerusalem. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Go out to face them tomorrow, and the LORD will be with you." (2 Chron 20:17 NIV)  While we may not be charged to fight in every battle, we are not exempted from being in the battle! Our charge is to be in position and without fear, stand firm in our faith as we face our opposition.  Then, simply watch God work!

PRAYER: Lord, thank you for giving us your strategic plan for every enemy and battle we must face.  As faithful soldiers, we will carry out your command without fail or fear.  Amen!    

1 Tim 6:12-14. . . . Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses.  In the sight of God, who gives life to everything, and of Christ Jesus, who while testifying before Pontius Pilate made the good confession, I charge you to keep this command without spot or blame until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ" NIV