Wednesday, November 10, 2021

“Enlarge the place of your tent, stretch your tent curtains wide, do not hold back; lengthen your cords, strengthen your stakes.” (Isaiah 54:2)

We might have been raised in a limited environment. Perhaps our family members didn’t have a vision for a better future and settled for mediocrity.

We have to leave behind the negative mindsets we were raised with. Leave a scarcity mentality. Leave the limitations that people have put on us and make room for God to increase us.

Be around people who inspire us, people who stretch us, people who are making a difference, not just people who are settling for the status quo.

We can be the difference maker for our family. Now, do our part and have a new mindset—an abundant mentality, a free mentality, a healthy mentality, a victorious mentality.

Don’t talk ourselves out of it. Don’t let circumstances discourage us. Announce to anything that’s holding us back, “It is finished. This is a new day. I’m drawing the line in the sand.

As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. We will accomplish our dreams and become everything we were created to be.”

A Prayer for Today

“Father, thank You that I can leave behind any negative mindsets and make room for the increase You want to bring into my life.

Thank You that this is a new day to break free from limitations. I declare that I am lengthening the cords and enlarging the place of my tent. In Yeshua’s Name, Amen.”

Tuesday, November 09, 2021

But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. (James 1:4)

We all have things we’re waiting for—a dream to come to pass, a problem to turn around. When it’s taking longer than we thought, it’s easy to get impatient and think, “When is it ever going to happen?”

Sometimes it’s not happening because we’re not prepared for what God has prepared. If we could see what God has in mind, we’d realize we can’t handle it right now. We need more time to develop, to grow, to gain experience.

When we’re in God’s waiting room, we may not see anything changing, but something is happening—patience is working in us. Patience is building us, getting us prepared so us can sustain what God has coming.

Our spiritual muscles are getting stronger. Don’t discount the waiting period. Don’t get discouraged because it’s not happening as fast as we like. The longer it takes, the more God has in store. When God knows we’re ready, what we give birth to is going to be much bigger than we think.

A Prayer for Today

“Father, thank You that there is a purpose for keeping me in the waiting room, whether I understand it or not.

Thank You that patience is doing its work preparing me,  making me stronger, and growing me up. I declare that I will trust You as I wait. In Yeshua’s Name, Amen.

Monday, November 08, 2021

Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts. (Colossians 3:15)

It’s easy to let people cause us to lose our peace and live frustrated. Too often, we think we have to keep everyone happy—our spouse and children, our neighbors, cousins, and coworkers—but we end up only trying to change things that only God can change.

We can’t change people and make them do what’s right. We can pray for them and encourage them, but they have their own free will. Don’t let them steal our joy or make us feel guilty because we’re not meeting their demands. What they really want is to control us.

Don’t fall into the trap of codependent relationships. Be good to others, be kind, be loving, but don’t be a doormat. Our destiny is too important to let people control us.

We’re not doing them a favor by catering to them. We’re enabling their dysfunction and keeping yourself from moving forward. We have to set some boundaries and let the peace of Messiah—not their demands—rule in our heart. Stay at rest.

A Prayer for Today

“Father, thank You for Your peace and joy that rule and guard my heart as I put my trust in You. Show me where I need to put up boundaries from anyone or anything that is stealing my peace. I will stay at rest and not allow others to control me. In Yeshua’s Name, Amen.

Sunday, November 07, 2021

“Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone at her.” (John 8:7)

In John 8, the religious leaders brought a woman to Jesus who had been caught in the act of adultery. The law was clear. She was guilty. But when we’re tempted to be judgmental of someone who has fallen,

Yeshua teaches us to ask ourselves, “Have I ever done wrong? Am I qualified to throw the first stone?” None of us are. Yeshua refused to condemn her, but rather said, “Now go and sin no more.”

Grace shows up in the most unusual places. Grace for someone who’s committed adultery, grace for the friend who’s off course.

Don’t be in the condemning business. Be in the loving business, the healing business. Be for people, for restoration, for second chances, for mercy.

Be known as someone who sees the best in people, believes in them, and pushes them toward their destiny. Be someone who is willing to help messy people.

They may be lying on the ground now, but you can be the one to help them receive grace and stand back up.

A Prayer for Today

“Father, thank You for loving me at all times, for pouring out Your grace upon me and never giving up on me when I’ve failed. I want to love the people You have placed in my life like You do.

Help me to be a restorer, a healer, full of grace and mercy to lift the fallen. In Yeshua’s Name, Amen

Saturday, November 06, 2021

Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever. (Psalm 23:6)

God is our Shepherd. Our destiny is tied to his goodness and mercy which he longs to shower upon us until he brings us home to dwell with him forever.

A Prayer for Today

Father God, please bathe my heart in your goodness and reach through me and my influence to extend your love to others.

Please guide my heart and hope to find their home with you. In Yeshua’s name, I pray. Amen

Friday, November 05, 2021

“Simon, Simon! Indeed, Satan has asked for you, that he may sift you as wheat. But I have prayed for you, that your faith should not fail…” (Luke 22:31–32)

Yeshua warned Peter that the enemy was focused on him and was going to attack him and do his best to take him down. If Yeshua had stopped there, that could be worrisome.

“Oh man, I have a big battle on my hands.” But Yeshua went on to say, “But I have prayed for you, that your faith should not fail.”

Yeshua was saying in effect, “The enemy is coming against you to distract you, to discourage you, to get you off course, but don’t worry. I’m praying for you, and I’m going to strengthen you. I’m going to keep you from being defeated. I’m the God who overrules.”

When life gets tough and things come against us, we have an advantage. We’re not on our own. Yeshua is at the right hand of the Father right now praying for us so our faith will not fail.

It’s great to have people praying for us, friends standing in faith, but when we have the risen Savior praying for us, we cannot be defeated.

A Prayer for Today

“Father, thank You that I am under the open windows of heaven. Thank You that You are pouring out blessings so abundant that I won’t have room enough to receive it all.

I believe and declare that You are going to rain down favor, good breaks, and creativity. In Yeshua’s Name, Amen.”

Thursday, November 04, 2021

…how much more will those who receive God’s abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ! (Romans 5:17)

If we see ourselves as unworthy, as not measuring up, as undeserving of God’s grace, the problem is that we’re not receiving the gift of righteousness. The accuser will tell us that we’ve made too many mistakes, we’ve failed too many times, and we’ll never get it right.

But the Scripture speaks of how God has made us righteous because of what Christ has done. “Righteous” means “to be holy, blameless, honorable.” It doesn’t say we’re going to be righteous one day when we’re good enough, but God says, “You are My holy, righteous, blameless, honorable, anointed, amazing child right now.”

Who are we going to believe? Are we going to let the accuser deceive us into carrying the guilt and going around being against ourselves? Start receiving the gift.

We might be weighed down with heaviness, with regrets, with a sense of unworthiness, but we can unload all that right now.

If we give up our guilts, our regrets, and our unworthiness, God will give us His righteousness.

A Prayer for Today

“Father, thank You that I am under the open windows of heaven. Thank You that You are pouring out blessings so abundant that I won’t have room enough to receive it all.

I believe and declare that You are going to rain down favor, good breaks, and creativity. In Yeshua’s Name, Amen.”

Wednesday, November 03, 2021

For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men. It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age…Titus 2:11-12

Grace is not about excuses for our sins, but about a deep-seated thanksgiving for pardon and a life-changing commitment to say “No!” to all that is evil, corrupt, and wicked no matter how alluring or how pervasive they may be in our culture.

A Prayer for Today

Father, I praise you for your costly grace and love demonstrated to me in Yeshua. Now galvanize my commitment to say “No!” to all those sins that required my Savior’s pain and humiliation.

Through your Spirit, form in me a righteous lifestyle that is self-controlled and is reflective of your righteousness. In the name of Yeshua I pray. Amen.

Tuesday, November 02, 2021

Eli answered, “Go in peace, and may the God of Israel grant you what you have asked of him.” (1 Samuel 1:17)

In 1 Samuel 1, a woman named Hannah was unable to bear children, but she kept praying and believing year after year.

To make matters even more difficult, her husband’s second wife had no problem conceiving and made fun of Hannah, making her feel as though something was wrong with her.

When the prophet Eli saw Hannah at the temple praying in great anguish and tears, he said that God had said yes to her prayer. She responded with her yes to His yes, and a year later she had her baby.

Maybe we’ve prayed and prayed about a need, but nothing’s changed. God is saying, “If you put your yes with My yes, I’ll turn the no around.” Is God waiting for our yes? Are we letting a no—a disappointment, a delay, the opinions of others—convince us that it’s not going to happen?

This is a new day. We are coming into a season of yes. We need to put our yes with God’s yes and watch what happens.

A Prayer for Today

“Father, thank You that one word of favor and blessing from You can turn a no into a yes. Thank You that I can put my yes with Your yes and see the no turn around. I believe and declare that I’m coming into a new day, a season of yes. In Yeshua’s Name, Amen

Monday, November 01, 2021

In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Messiah Yeshua. Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires. (Romans 6:11-12)

If we have been cleansed from perversity, if we have died with Messiah in baptism and have been cleansed thoroughly and completely by the Holy Spirit, then let’s live for God!

Let’s resist sin, and our inclination to sin, with all our might, knowing that as we do, the Holy Spirit will empower us to a much greater righteousness than we could ever live on our own.

Let’s begin each day with a conscious decision to be dead to our sinful past and alive to the goal of the holy character of God!

A Prayer for Today

Loving and Righteous Father, Almighty God, help my heart remain firmly committed to your will and more fully conformed to your holy character and grace. In the name of Yesha, my Savior and my Lord. Amen.

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