Wednesday, May 19, 2021

The tongue has the power of life and death. (Proverbs 18:21)

Words have creative power. They can be very helpful like electricity. Used the right way, electricity powers all kinds of good things. But electricity used the wrong way can harm or even kill you. It’s the same way with our words. Whether we speak positive or negative words, we will reap what we sow.

If you’re always speaking words of defeat and failure, you’re going to live in a pretty miserable world. Use your words to change your negative situations and fill them with life.

The Scripture clearly tells us to speak to our mountains. Maybe your mountain is a sickness,  a college debt, or a floundering business. Whatever your mountain is, speak to that obstacle. The Scripture says,

“Let the weak say, ‘I am strong!’” Start calling yourself healed, happy, whole, blessed, and prosperous. God is a miracle-working God. Stop talking to God about how big your mountains are and start talking to your mountains about how big your God is!

A Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You for the creative power that You give my words to change my life. Help me to give my faith a voice by speaking words of life and blessing over myself and my future daily. I declare that You are greater than any mountain I face. In Jesus’ Name, Amen

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

“For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD bestows favor and honor; no good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless.” (Psalm 84:11)

Let’s meditate on the verse Psalm 84:11, “For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD bestows favor and honor; no good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless.” God loves a righteous life.

We read, “The righteous lead blameless lives; blessed are their children after them” (Proverbs 20:7). A man is called righteous when he walks in integrity. Dear friend, check your life even now. Are you being upright before God?

Read in Proverbs 11:3, “The integrity of the upright guides them, but the unfaithful are destroyed by their duplicity.” If you lead a life of integrity the Lord Himself will be pleased with you and He will guide you in the path of righteousness. This is the secret of success.

We read in Job 1:1, “In the land of Us there lived a man whose name was Job. This man was blameless and upright; he feared God and shunned evil.” Job walked in the right way with all integrity. He faced so many problems in his life.

He lost all his children, he lost his health, he lost his peace but as the Lord was pleased with him, he restored all his losses and made him live up to hundred and forty years. In Job 42:16, we read “After this, Job lived a hundred and forty years; he saw his children and their children to the fourth generation.”

Moreover we read about a king called Hezekiah. He too was a righteous man walking with integrity. But the Lord told Hezekiah that he is going to die and instructed him to put everything in order as he was going to die but Hezekiah tells God that he has walked in integrity before Him and asks God to remember his good deeds and grant him life.

He cried to God facing the wall reminding God of his uprightness. So God added 15 years to his life and extended his life. God found him upright so He prolonged his days on earth. David says, “By this I know that You delight in me, for my enemy does not triumph over me. In my integrity You uphold me and set me in Your presence forever.”(Psalm 41:11,12)

Enemies such as sickness or sorrow cannot touch your life when you walk in integrity. So make up your mind to walk uprightly before God and man from today.

A Prayer for Today
Father, Touch my heart and give me grace to walk in integrity before You and men. Cleanse me with Your blood. Change my heart and help me to live a righteous life.

Help me to please You with my life. Bless me and give me a long and satisfying life like how You blessed Job. In Jesus Name I pray, Amen.

Monday, May 17, 2021

A relaxed attitude lengthens a man’s life; jealousy rots it away. (Proverbs 14:30)

No matter what age you are, you can be young at heart, full of faith, energy, and creativity. Your spirit never ages. It doesn’t have to get old and grouchy. You can stay young in spirit. The way that happens is to give no place to the negative.

Get in a habit of emptying out any offenses, knowing that God is in control and will do what He promised despite what comes against you. Empty out the worry and anxiety. If you made a mistake, empty out the guilt.

If you didn’t do your best, empty out the regret. If you were upset because you didn’t get the credit you deserved, empty out the self-pity.

If you had a bad break, and you don’t understand why, empty out the questions. Don’t try to figure it out.

If you get good at emptying out the negative every day, you’ll be strong, vibrant, full of faith, and full of joy.

A Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You that I never need to get old in my heart, and that I can stay young and vibrant in my spirit. I choose to empty out the worry, mistakes, and offenses and let negative things go. Fill me with joy to overflowing. In Jesus’ Name, Amen

Sunday, May 16, 2021

Now Daniel so distinguished himself among the administrators and the satraps by his exceptional qualities that the king planned to set him over the whole kingdom. (Daniel 6:3)

How badly do you want that promotion at work? Badly enough to get to work early, to do more than what’s required, to take that extra course online to sharpen your skills? If not, you don’t want it badly enough.

You have to stand out in the crowd. Today’s Scripture says that Daniel “distinguished himself.” He was so excellent in his work, so skilled, so sharp, and had such a great attitude that he stood out among all the other young men.

The king gave him a position of great leadership. It doesn’t say, “God distinguished Daniel, made him stand out, made him excel.” It says that Daniel distinguished himself.

He was willing to do what the other young men wouldn’t do. It wasn’t so much that he was more talented or more gifted; it was the fact that he wanted it more than they did. The question is, how big is your want-to?

A Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You for the gifts and talents and seeds of greatness that You’ve given me. Thank You that I have the opportunity to distinguish myself and become all You created me to be. I’m going to take steps to grow. I’m going to come up higher and excel. In Jesus’ Name, Amen

Saturday, May 15, 2021

“Do not despise these small beginnings, for the LORD rejoices to see the work begin.” (Zechariah 4:10)

When David went out to face Goliath, all he had was a slingshot and five smooth stones. It looked insignificant, ordinary, and certainly nothing special. But God breathed on him, and he defeated Goliath and became the king of Israel.

All Moses had was an ordinary stick, something he found on the ground, yet when he picked up that rod and held it in the air, the Red Sea supernaturally parted. Samson was surrounded by a huge army.

All he had was the jawbone of a donkey. But he picked up that jawbone, God breathed on him, and he defeated a thousand men.
Don’t despise the day of small beginnings. Don’t look at what you have and say, “I can’t do anything great. I don’t have a lot of talent.” If you’ll use what God has given you, He will multiply it. He will not only bring your dreams to pass, but He will do more than you can ask or think.

A Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You that You rejoice to see me use what You have given me, and You will bring the increase as I trust in You. Thank You that a slingshot and five stones are enough to bring down a giant. I believe that nothing can keep me from my destiny. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Friday, May 14, 2021

So give yourselves humbly to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. (James 4:7)

The Scripture tells us to resist the enemy. To resist means to not agree with what he’s telling you, but rather to believe what God says about you. When you hear him whisper, “You’re all washed up.

You’ve made too many mistakes,” the way you resist it is to answer, “No, thanks. God’s mercy is bigger than any mistake. My best days are still in front of me.” Don’t assist the enemy; resist him. When he tells you, “You don’t deserve to be blessed.

Look what you’ve done,” resist him by declaring,” I am the righteousness of God. I am forgiven. I am redeemed.” When the enemy says, “Well, you blew it. You knew better, and now you’re guilty,” tell him, “There is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.

I asked God for forgiveness, and He not only forgave me, but He doesn’t remember it. I’m going to live guilt-free, confidently, securely, holy, blamelessly, righteously, and honorably in Jesus’ Name.”

A Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You that when the accuser tries to dump a load of guilt on me, I can say with authority, ‘Condemnation is not acceptable here. Jesus paid the price.’ I am far from perfect, but I will not drag yesterday’s failures into today. I am forgiven. In Jesus’ Name, Amen

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Reading (Acts 18:1-8)

[1] After this, Sha’ul left Athens and went to Corinth, [2] where he met a Jewish man named Aquila, originally from Pontus but having recently come with his wife Priscilla from Italy, because Claudius had issued a decree expelling all the Jews from Rome.

Sha’ul went to see them; [3] and because he had the same trade as they, making tents, he stayed on with them; and they worked together. [4] Sha’ul also began carrying on discussions every Shabbat in the synagogue, where he tried to convince both Jews and Greeks.

[5] But after Sila and Timothy arrived from Macedonia, Sha’ul felt pressed by the urgency of the message and testified in depth to the Jews that Yeshua is the Messiah. [6] However when they set themselves against him and began hurling insults, he shook out his clothes and said to them,

“Your blood be on your own heads! For my part, I am clean; from now on, I will go to the Goyim!” [7] So he left them and went into the home of a “God-fearer” named Titius Justus, whose house was right next door to the synagogue.

[8] Crispus, the president of the synagogue, came to trust in the Lord, along with his whole household; also many of the Corinthians who heard trusted and were immersed.

Gospel (John 16:16-20)

[16] “In a little while, you will see me no more; then, a little while later, you will see me.” [17] At this, some of the talmidim said to one another, “What is this that he’s telling us, ‘In a little while, you won’t see me; then, a little while later, you will see me’? and, ‘I am going to the Father’?”

[18] They went on saying, “What is this ‘little while’? We don’t understand what he’s talking about.” [19] Yeshua knew that they wanted to ask him, so he said to them, “Are you asking each other what I meant by saying, ‘In a little while, you won’t see me; and then, a little while later, you will see me’?

[20] Yes, it’s true. I tell you that you will sob and mourn, and the world will rejoice; you will grieve, but your grief will turn to joy.

Thursday, May 13, 2021

“For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God.” (2 Corinthians 1:20)

You might have received so many promises while reading the Bible or you would have received from prophets who have prophesied to you and you might be wondering why those promises are not fulfilled.

It might have been too long since the Word has been given to you but surely each and every promise will come to pass. So don’t worry or don’t get discouraged. The Bible says, “The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do it” (1 Thessalonians 5:24). Yes the Lord will do everything He has told you.

Many of us know the story of Abraham in the Bible. The Lord made many promises to Abraham. God said that He would make Abraham’s descendants like the dust of the earth and that his offspring shall be a great nation. Yet, Abraham had to wait for long for this promise to come to pass.

Though he had no child at that time he believed what God said. He believed that he would get offspring as much as the dust of the earth. In the same way the only thing that you need to do is believe in the Word of the Lord and thank Him and the Lord will fulfil each and every promise He has given you.

Thank the Lord in advance and believe the promises that God has given you. David says, “I will bow down toward your holy temple and will praise your name for your unfailing love and your faithfulness, for you have so exalted your solemn decree that it surpasses your fame” (Psalm 138:2).

Yes God has exalted His Word above everything.  He will do everything only according to His Word. God fulfilled all His promises to all His children. That is why Solomon says, “You have kept your promise to your servant David my father; with your mouth you have promised and with your hand you have fulfilled it-as it is today” (2 Chronicles 6:15).

God says, “so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it” (Isaiah 55:11). So do not worry that it is taking time for God’s Word to fulfil for God will surely bring it to pass.

A Prayer for Today
Lord Jesus, Thank You for this wonderful promise verse. I believe You are going to fulfil each and every promise You have given me. I have nothing to ask of You and I thank You that You are going to do just as You have said. In Your Name I pray, Amen.

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Then Balak’s anger burned against Balaam. He struck his hands together and said to him, “I summoned you to curse my enemies, but you have blessed them these three times.” (Numbers 24:10)

King Balak of the Moabites offered a prophet named Balaam a lot of money to put a curse upon the Israelites. But God told Balaam, “What I have blessed, you cannot curse.”

When Balak continued to press Balaam, not only did Balaam refuse, but God had him start speaking blessings over the Israelites, how they would succeed and accomplish great things.

Notice that when God puts the commanded blessing on you, it doesn’t matter what somebody else says or does. All that matters is the Creator of the universe put His blessing on you, and everything else is of no effect.

They can speak defeat all day long, but here’s the key: they are powerless to change the blessing on your life. When the enemy tries to curse your future with negative words and negative thinking, do like Balaam.

Start prophesying victory, prophesy favor, prophesy health, prophesy abundance. When you walk in obedience, God’s blessings will chase you down and overtake you.

A Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You for the commanded blessing that You have put on my life because I belong to You. Thank You that Your blessing will override any force that’s trying to hold me back. I believe that as I keep honoring You, Your blessings will chase me down and overtake me. In Jesus’ Name, Amen

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Give us gladness in proportion to our former misery! Replace the evil years with good. Let us see your miracles again; let our children see glorious things. (Psalm 90:15–16)

Psalm 90 is a prayer of Moses. Perhaps you can identify with his request in today’s Scripture. He was saying, “God, I’m having a tough time. I’ve had some bad breaks, but I’m asking for Your restored blessing.”

When you face difficulties, do as Moses did and pray, “God, strengthen me again, heal me again, and show me Your favor again.”

Your situation may not look good. You may be facing something at your business, in a relationship, or have a health issue that you don’t think could ever work out.

But God didn’t bring you this far to leave you. He can turn things around, bring a breakthrough, restore your health and happiness, and cause your business to take off. Rise up in faith and say, “God, I’m not going to give up.

I’m believing to see glorious things, miracles again, the dream come to pass, the problem resolved. I know that You always finish what You start.”

A Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You for being the God of miracles who does glorious things. Thank You for the assurance that the work You’ve started to do in my life will be brought to completion. I declare that I will not give up my trust in what You can do. In Jesus’ Name, Amen

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