Tuesday, April 20, 2021

“The blood will be a sign for you on the houses where you are, and when I see the blood, I will pass over you. No destructive plague will touch you when I strike Egypt.” (Exodus 12:13)

In the last plague that God sent on Egypt in order to get the Pharaoh to let the people of Israel go free, God told Moses that the Israelites should mark their doorposts with a lamb’s blood so that the death angel could “pass over” their houses and spare them from the death of all the firstborn of Egypt.

You can imagine how careful they were to follow the exact instructions. Today, have you put the blood of the Lamb of God over your house, so to speak? When you say, “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord,” in effect you’re putting that blood over your doorpost.

God says no harm will come near your dwelling. When you’ve accepted the sacrifice of Christ’s salvation, you’re in a place of protection. No weapon formed against you will prosper. Because of the blood of the Son of the living God, there’s a blood line that the enemy cannot cross.

A Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You that I am covered by the blood of Jesus. Thank You that I have Your protection over every area of my life and family. I believe that You have put a blood line of protection around me and no weapon formed against me will prosper. In Jesus’ Name, Amen

Monday, April 19, 2021

Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here, and look at my hands. Put your hand into the wound in my side. Don’t be faithless any longer. Believe!” “My Lord and my God!” Thomas exclaimed.
(John 20:27–28)

After Jesus’ resurrection, Thomas had declared that he wouldn’t believe unless he felt the wounds in Jesus’ hands and side. When Jesus appeared to Thomas, He held out His hands and said, “Touch My scars.” Thomas fell down and said, “Lord, I believe!”

Maybe somebody needs to touch your scars to believe. Maybe they need to hear your story of how God brought you through the sickness, through the divorce, through the mistake or loss. Don’t hide your scars; show your scars.

Your scars can inspire someone else to believe. There’s healing in your scars. When you see other people who are wounded, do like Jesus did and tell them, “Touch my scars.” Let them know that what God did for you, He can do for them.

When they hear how God healed you, restored you, and blessed you, that will breathe new life into their spirit. God didn’t show you mercy just for your sake; those scars are for somebody else.

A Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You for the scars that Jesus bore in His hands and side for my redemption. Thank You for healing me of the wounds that I have had. Help me to show my scars and use my scars to encourage others of what You can do for them. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Sunday, April 18, 2021

“Don’t be afraid, Daniel. Since the first day you began to pray for understanding and to humble yourself before your God, your request has been heard in heaven. I have come in answer to your prayer. But for twenty-one days the spirit prince of the kingdom of Persia blocked my way.” (Daniel 10:12–13)

In the Scripture, Daniel prayed and asked God for something, but nothing happened. Day after day went by, no sign of it.

Three weeks later, an angel showed up with the answer and said, “From the moment you prayed, God sent me with the answer, but there were forces in my way that stopped me.” God had to send another angel to fight through the forces of darkness.

There are blessings that have your name on them—promotion, businesses, a house, healing, a spouse, a baby, restoration—that you’ve been believing for. There are forces trying to hold back what you’ve been praying for.

God is about to release what’s been held up. Stay encouraged; it’s on the way. Just imagine God breaking the way wide open through those forces that are holding it back. You’re going to see what God promised. What has your name on it is on the way. All the forces of darkness cannot stop it.

A Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You that You are the Most High God who rules over the forces of darkness that try to hold back the blessings I am believing for. Thank You that You are breaking the way open right now. I believe You are releasing me into favor and new levels. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Saturday, April 17, 2021

“He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.” (Ecclesiastes 3:11)

Today’s blessing is from Ecclesiastes 3:11, “He (God) has made everything beautiful in its time.” Everything has already been made for us. That is what we see in Jeremiah 29:11, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

God’s plans for your life have already been made even at the time of the creation of the world before the foundation was laid according to Hebrews 4:3, “And yet his works have been finished since the creation of the world.”

So those plans are very beautiful plans which are meant to prosper you. He has plans that will only give you hope and a future. Yes, that is the heart of God. The same verse Ecclesiastes 3:11 says that the Lord has set eternity in the hearts of men and in another translation it is written that the Lord has set the world in the hearts of men.

That’s why people leave the plans of God and go behind the world. The world is full of the lust of the eyes, the lust of the flesh and the pride of life. When a person gets into the plans of the world, they commit sin and destruction comes into their life.

There is no beauty in their life any longer. There is only death. That is why God said, “I can’t allow my children to suffer under the prince of the world”. So He came in the form of man as Jesus Christ and shed His blood on the cross and the blood of Jesus cleanses us from all sin. 

Whoever goes to the Lord and says, “My life is in destruction because I followed the world in my heart” and asks for forgiveness, Jesus cleanses them with His blood, heals their heart and sets Himself in their heart.

Then His plans begin to operate in their life and everything becomes beautiful. Yes, your life will become beautiful today. Turn to Jesus and get cleansed with His blood.

A Prayer for Today
Father, Make everything beautiful in my life according to Your plan. Cleanse me with Your blood and make my heart pure. Come into my heart and let my heart be set on You and not on this world. Establish Your will in my life. I give You all the control. In Jesus Name I pray, Amen.

Friday, April 16, 2021

“He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them his way.” (Psalm 25:9)
The Lord has a beautiful promise verse for you today. It is taken from Psalm 25:9, “He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them his way.” First the Lord will guide the humble to justice and then teach them His way.

How does He guide us and what is the path of justice? It is the path of the cross. We read in Acts 14:22, Paul and Barnabas went around “strengthening the disciples and encouraging them to remain true to the faith.

“We must go through many hardships to enter the kingdom of God,” they said”. According to God, we have to go through so many tribulations in order to enter the kingdom of God. This is how the Lord leads us. This is the way of God.

In Hebrews 12:5,6 we read, “My son, do not take lightly the discipline of the Lord, and do not lose heart when He rebukes you. For the Lord disciplines the one He loves, and He chastises every son He receives.”

When we go through the path of affliction it is very hard for us. No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it (Hebrews 12:11).

When we go through trouble it will be painful but this is the way God teaches us His way. He also teaches us through the Word of God. We see in Psalm 94:12, “Blessed is the one you discipline, LORD, the one you teach from your law;” Yes, everyday the Lord teaches us through the Word of God.

Not only that He sends His Holy Spirit to live among us and teaches us all things. What a wonderful God we have! He teaches even the small things to us through the Holy Spirit. He will beautifully lead us and guide us even today.

Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it” (Isaiah 30:21). You don’t have to turn to the right or to the left. God’s voice will lead along the straight path to Heaven.

The Lord will catch hold of your hand and lead you beautifully. He says, “Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he, I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you” (Isaiah 46:4). Do not be discouraged. The Lord who teaches you is always living in you.

A Prayer for Today
Loving Heavenly Father, What a wonderful God I have in You Lord. You are my Teacher and my Guide. You are my only hope Master. Even now as I am going through much tribulation, guide me and teach me Your way.

Free me from my troubles Lord. Let me have joy instead of sorrow. Let me see a change in my life from today. Lead me have a straight path. Guide me beautifully. Hold on to my hand and lead me.
In Jesus Name I pray, Amen.

Thursday, April 15, 2021

As they danced, they sang: “Saul has slain his thousands, and David his tens of thousands.” (1 Samuel 18:7)

King Saul had been happy running his race until David started getting more praise than him. From that moment on, Saul never looked at David the same way and ended up losing his throne over it. What was his problem?

He couldn’t handle somebody getting ahead of him. Saul got distracted and spent months and months trying to kill David all because he wasn’t comfortable with who he was. Maybe like Saul, you’re at the one thousand level but you have a friend who’s at the ten thousand level.

The real test to see if God can promote you is: Can you celebrate people who pass you by and stay focused on your race? Can you celebrate what you’ve accomplished? Our attitude should be: “God may have made me to be a one thousand-level person, but I’m going to be the best one thousand-level person you’ve ever seen.

I’m going to become all God has created me to be.”

A Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You for the amazing people You have brought into my life, and thank You that You’ve made me amazing as well. Thank You that I am not competing against others but simply running my own race. I celebrate who You have made me to be. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

For he “has put everything under his feet.” (1 Corinthians 15:27)

How we see our difficulties very often will determine whether or not we get out of them. When you face challenges and things come against you, it’s easy to get overwhelmed and start thinking. This is never going to work out.

I’ll just have to learn to live with it. That kind of thinking not only pushes you down, but it stops God from working. It’s going to attract fear, worry, and doubt. Many people settle for mediocrity. You have to change your perspective.

If you’re going to live in victory, you have to see every sickness, every obstacle, and every temptation as being under your feet. It’s no match for you. It’s not going to keep you from your destiny.

It’s already defeated. God is going to use it as a stepping stone to take you higher. It’s just a matter of time before you break through to a new level.

A Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You that Your Word says that You have put all things—every sickness, obstacle, and temptation—under my feet. Thank You that I don’t have to just learn to live with it or put up with it. I declare that all of these challenges are under my feet. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Most important of all, continue to show deep love for each other, for love covers a multitude of sins.
(1 Peter 4:8)
In relationships, we all have disagreements, tension, and stress. When we do, we need to step back and remember that love makes allowances for other people’s weaknesses. Love covers a wrong done to it.

You have to rise above these petty things that are pulling you apart. Give people room to have a bad day. When they’re rude, don’t respond. Be an eagle and rise above it. Life is too short for you to live at odds, being contentious, arguing over things that don’t matter.

Some people have to have the last word in every argument. Don’t be hardheaded. Let it go. Quit wasting your energy. You have a destiny to fulfill. You have an assignment to accomplish. Those are distractions trying to pull you off course.

Zip it up and let the other person be right. You may know they’re wrong, but it doesn’t matter. Don’t waste your valuable time on something that’s not moving you toward your purpose.

A Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You for loving and approving me just as I am. Help me to do the same with others and seek the best for others. I ask You for the deep love that covers offenses and weaknesses so that I can honor You in everything I do. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Monday, April 12, 2021

He removed the foreign altars and the high places, smashed the sacred stones and cut down the Asherah poles… No one was at war with him during those years, for the LORD gave him rest. (2 Chronicles 14:3, 6)

King Asa of Judah inherited a kingdom that was filled with idolatry. His father had passed down compromise, mediocrity, and dysfunction. But Asa understood that just because something negative is passed down doesn’t mean you have to continue it and let it limit your life.

He smashed the pagan shrines and altars, and because of it, the Lord gave him rest from his enemies. If you want rest from that bad attitude, that addiction, or that low self-esteem that most likely was passed down to you, you have get rid of it.

Be an Asa and say, “I’m not going to let this anger rule my life. I’m going to pull that stronghold down and smash it. I’m not going to put up with this anxiety and insecurity. I’m removing these limitations.

I’m living in peace. I’m going to enjoy my life.” When you make a decision that enough is enough, God will begin to give rest from your enemies.

A Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You that I don’t have to be defined by the past, by what was passed down to me or the mistakes I’ve made. Thank You that I can take a stand and remove anything that is holding me back. I will be the difference maker and break the chains. In Jesus’ Name, Amen

Sunday, April 11, 2021

He fills my life with good things. My youth is renewed like the eagle’s! (Psalm 103:5)

The reason some people aren’t young and strong in their spirit and vibrant and passionate about life is that there’s no room for God to fill them with good things. All the space is taken up with negatives. Worry will make you weak.

Living stressed out will make you old and take your passion. Being bitter, angry, and resentful will shorten your life. Is God trying to fill you with joy, confidence, and creativity, but there’s no room? If you empty out the negative, God will have room to fill your life with good things.

Instead of hanging on to bitterness after someone does you wrong, say, “God, I forgive them. I let it go.” You didn’t just forgive; you made room for God to give you beauty for ashes. When you empty out worry, you’ll have peace in the midst of the storm. Empty out discouragement, and He’ll fill you with joy. He’ll fill you with good things.

A Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You for the promise that You fill my life with good things. I choose to empty out the worry so You can fill me with peace, to empty out the discouragement so You can fill me with joy. I believe that You will keep me young and strong in spirit. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

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