Thursday, September 30, 2021
“Sing, barren woman, you who never bore a child; burst into song, shout for joy, you who were never in labor.” (Isaiah 54:1,)
Too often we think, “When we see God’s promise, we’ll sing and thank Him.” But that’s backward; we have to sing first.
The Scripture wasn’t written to a woman who had been blessed with a promised child. This woman was barren. It’s a promise written to people who are waiting for the promise, believing for the healing, standing in faith for the business to turn around.
What are we supposed to do when we’re barren? “Sing! Burst into song.”
Praise is the birth position. The Scripture says, “God inhabits the praises of His people.” Thanking God is what causes the promise to come to pass.
When we start singing, things are changing in our favor. When we kick into praise and say, “Lord, thank You for Your favor in my life, for new levels, for new opportunities,” that’s not just being grateful; that’s getting into the birth position.
If we continue to do that, living with an attitude of praise, we’ll give birth to everything God has put in our heart.
A Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You that You inhabit my praise, that You are here with me, and that You are with me in all the circumstances of my life.
Thank You for Your promises and for Your favor that is upon me. I choose to live with an attitude of praise and honor. In Yeshua’s Name, Amen
Wednesday, September 29, 2021
One day the girl said to her mistress, “I wish my master would go to see the prophet in Samaria. He would heal him of his leprosy.” (2 Kings 5:3)
In 2 Kings 5, Naaman was the powerful commander of the Syrian army, but he had leprosy, an incurable disease. He had defeated the Israelites, but he wasn’t able to defeat the disease that was taking his life.
One of his wife’s maids was a captured Israeli girl. One day she told him about the prophet Elisha in Israel and the possibility of his healing.
Naaman could have thought, “Who are you to tell me what to do? You’re just a slave girl. You’re telling me to go back to the nation I just defeated and ask for help?” He could have dismissed her, but he listened, and ultimately, he received his healing.
Sometimes our answers to needs and direction won’t come from people we expect. Don’t judge the people God has put in our lives by the outside—by position, by title, by wealth—deciding who’s important, who we’re going to listen to.
God uses everyone. Treat everyone with respect, value every person’s opinion, and we won’t miss our miracles.
A Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You for all the people You’ve put in my life and how You use everyone for Your purposes.
Help me to be humble and not judge others by the outside or limit whom I will listen to. Don’t let my pride get in the way of Your miracles. In Yeshua’s Name, Amen
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
“Go in peace, and may the God of Israel grant you what you have asked of Him.” (I Samuel 1:17)
The Lord has been gracious to carry us through every day. The Bible says, “Because of the Lord’s faithful love we do not perish, for His mercies never end. They are new every morning.” (Lamentations 3:22&23)
How true these words are! Let us be thankful to God for His mercy and protection. The promise word for our daily lives. “Go in peace, and may the God of Israel grant you what you have asked of Him.”
These are the words of the high priest, Eli, spoken to a woman called Hannah. She did not have children. Her husband loved her very much, but she did not conceive at all. Therefore, her husband’s other wife humiliated her and made fun of her.
Hannah’s heart was broken. When her husband and she along with her husband’s other wife went to the temple of God to fulfill God’s commandments, Hannah ran alone to the tabernacle and poured out her heart in the presence of God.
She could not bear her sorrow and humiliation, yet she did not open her mouth or cry aloud. She was praying in her heart and her lips were moving but her voice was not heard.
The Bible tells, “Man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.” (I Samuel 16:7) As she kept on praying to the Lord, Eli observed her and thought she was drunk. He was angry and confronted her.
Hannah said “I am not drunk but filled with sorrow. I was pouring out my soul to the Lord, praying here out of my great anguish and grief.” It is at this time, Eli the high priest says, “Go in peace, and may the God of Israel grant you what you have asked of him.” (I Samuel 1:17)
We see three attributes of God revealed in this verse. Yes! He is a God who answers our prayers, grants what we ask for and makes us enjoy every blessing in peace. This is what God is going to do for us.
A Prayer for Today
Loving Father, I thank You Lord for the word of blessing. As You bless my family and me, help us to use our lives to declare Your wonders to others.
Even on this very day, I dedicate myself to Your will. Give me the grace to fulfill my covenant in Your presence. I give You all the glory for Your blessings upon me every day. In Yeshua’a precious name, I pray. Amen
Monday, September 27, 2021
A True Friend (John 15:12-17)
“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you.
These are the words of the Lord to his very friends, the disciples who followed him. While Jesus knew that the disciple would in fact soon abandon him and deny him for a time, nevertheless he calls them his friends.
In this Christ shows his love for his disciples, then and now. In our passage we find a number of ways in which Yeshua shows his love for his disciples; a number of ways in which he shows his love for us. We’ll look at these three points:
I. Yeshua shows his love for us in calling us friends.
II. Yeshua shows his love for us in Laying down his life for his friends.
III. Yeshua shows his love for us in choosing us.
Yeshua called us friend because he loved us, his love for us made him to sacrifice his life for us so that we could be saved. Now it’s our time to prove as a good friend of Yeshua by following his commandments.
He has chosen us because he loved us as a friend so we need to become a good friend by following his way & ready to love him. His love is endless & we should reveal his love from our lives to become a true friend.
A Prayer for Today.
Father I am privileged that I own a friend who died for me so that I can be saved, I thank you for your love, for choosing me your friend.
Today I want to say that I am nothing without you and I want to strengthen my friendship with you. Kindly help me, guide me in understanding the will of Almighty Lord. In most precious name I pray. Amen.
Sunday, September 26, 2021
“Rejoice greatly, Daughter Zion! Shout, Daughter Jerusalem! See, your king comes to you, righteous and victorious, lowly and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.” (Zechariah 9:9)
In Matthew 21, Yeshua told two of His disciples to go into a village and they would see a donkey and colt tied up, which they were to bring to Him.
If anyone asked them about it, they were to say, “The Lord needs it.” Yeshua got on the colt and rode it into Jerusalem where the people put palm branches on the ground before Him.
As Yeshua passed by, they shouted, “Hosanna! Blessed is He that comes in the name of the Lord!” This was all prophesied by Zechariah hundreds of years earlier.
The disciples had thought they were just running an errand. They didn’t know they would be involved in the fulfillment of God’s prophetic word.
As with them, God is orchestrating what He ordained for our lives to come together. He is lining up exactly what we need. We can’t see it at the time, but when we’re routinely going through our day, there will be destiny moments when He makes things happen that we couldn’t make happen.
A Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You that in the routine of my ordinary days You break in with these destiny moments that change everything.
Thank You that You’re orchestrating what You’ve ordained for my life to be fulfilled. I believe that even now You’re lining up what I need. In Yeshua’ Name, Amen
Saturday, September 25, 2021
“If you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.” (Matthew 17:20)
The Scripture says when we have faith the size of a mustard seed, nothing is impossible. A mustard seed is one of the smallest seeds.
God could have said, “If you have great faith, if you never doubt, I’ll do something big.” But God doesn’t expect us to have great faith all the time. It’s nice when we do, but He knows there will be times when we think it’s impossible.
He knows there will be times when we don’t have the faith we need to reach our destinies, so He says, “If you have just a little bit of faith, that’s all you need. Then I’ll show up and exceed your expectations.”
The fact that we’re reading this tells us that at least have mustard seed faith. That means we have the faith we need for God to show out in our life.
We have the faith for God to catapult us to new levels. Get ready. God is about to show up and do something abundantly above what we’re thinking
A Prayer for Todays
“Father, thank You that You are the exceed-my-expectations God. Thank You that You don’t expect me to have a great faith that never doubts.
I believe that You see my mustard seed faith, and You will do something abundantly above all I’m thinking. In Yeshua’s Name, Amen.
Friday, September 24, 2021
Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. (Psalm 51:10)
In Psalm 51, David offered God a prayer of repentance in which he acknowledged sins he had tried to cover up for a year.
He was so weighed down with guilt and condemnation that he became sick and weak. That moral infection started to poison his physical life.
David finally confessed his sins and asked God to forgive him. Things began to turn around. Once he released the guilt and got the infection out, his health was restored. He could receive cleansing in his heart, purity in his heart, and renewal in his spirit.
As David did, we all make mistakes and sin. Too many people make the mistake of holding on to them or trying to hide them.
They get bitter, live guilty, and go around with self-pity. Don’t hide it. We weren’t created to live under condemnation. Let us go to God and ask for forgiveness.
Then here’s the key: Receive His mercy and ask for a pure heart that He can fill with good things—strength, joy, passion, creativity, and happiness.
A Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You that I can have a pure heart today. Thank You that I can release any sin, any mistake, any guilt and bitterness and flush them out of my life.
Help me to forgive whatever needs forgiving, to let go of the past, and to walk in the joy of my salvation. In Yeshua’s Name, Amen
Thursday, September 23, 2021
“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God”. (Matthew 5:8)
‘How to live a holy life in today’s times?’ Is one of the prominent questions asked by youngsters, these days. But the Bible tells us that, when we have a pure heart, we will see God.
Satan lures us to the pleasures of this world today just like he tempted Jesus (Matthew 4:8). However, if we keep our eyes fixed on the Lord, we will be able to overcome temptation and lead a holy life.
Many times we are tempted by the pleasures of this world, and when we are not strong in the Lord, we give into sin. When we look unto Jesus and follow His statutes, He will anoint us with the Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit will help us lead a holy life; a life pleasing to God. So, spend time in prayer, reading and meditating on God’s word.
A Prayer for Today
Blessed Lord, I come before You with all my weakness. Lord, fill me with Your Holy Spirit and help me to lead a righteous life in Your sight.
Give me a clean heart and strengthen me with Your Word. In Yeshua’s name, I pray. Amen
Wednesday, September 22, 2021
For God alone my soul waits in silence and quietly submits to Him, for my hope is from Him. (Psalm 62:5)
After David was anointed to be the next king of Israel, he spent years of isolation caring for his father’s sheep. Nobody knew who he was or was watching him.
He felt lonely, overlooked, and forgotten. This was an incredibly important time in his life. They were proving years where he showed God what he was made of and became a person of excellence.
He took care of the sheep as though he was taking care of the nation. He risked his life to kill a lion and a bear. After he passed the test of being faithful in obscurity, God knew He could trust him with prominence.
In seasons of isolation, let us deal with the issues God brings to light. Let us do the right thing when it’s hard, keep a good attitude when people are not treating us right, go the extra mile when nobody is watching.
God’s doing a work in us. It’s an opportunity to grow, to get stronger, to come up higher. We’re getting prepared to go to new levels.
Prayer for Today
Father, thank You that You are always working in my life to shape my character and prepare me for the next level You have for me.
Thank You for the seasons of isolation and obscurity where You prove my faithfulness. I believe You are taking me higher to be used for Your glory. In Yeshua’s Name, Amen
Tuesday, September 21, 2021
“When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.” (Isaiah 43:2)
Maybe we prayed for God to turn a situation around, but it didn’t happen. Now thoughts tell us, “He must not care about us.”
If Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego were to step out of their story in Daniel 3, they’d say, “We know how you feel. We prayed and asked God to deliver us from going into the fiery furnace, but God didn’t answer our prayer the way we wanted.
We were tempted to panic and complain, but instead, we decided to trust Him. We told the king that even if God didn’t deliver us, we would not bow to his idol.
When he threw us in the furnace, amazingly, the fire didn’t burn us. Then all of a sudden, in the middle of the fire, the Son of God showed up!”
We may be in the fire, but stay in faith. We are fireproof. God is right there with us. Keep believing, keep praying, keep doing the right thing. We’re going to come out without the smell of smoke.
A Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You that no matter what the situation is, You are worthy of my trust. There are things in my life that I don’t understand, situations I want to see changed, but even if they never happen, I’m going to trust You.
I gladly leave these matters in Your hands. In Yeshua’s Name, Amen