Thursday, June 10, 2021

Yeshua said to him, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.” Immediately the father of the child cried out and said with tears, “Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!” (Mark 9:23–24)

When the father of the child in Scripture cried out, “Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!” he was being honest and vulnerable.

Yeshua could have said, “Sorry, but you have doubts.” But when you’re honest with God and get down to the real you—the scared you, the lonely you, the insecure you—God will begin to change things.

We think that when we have it all together, no fears or doubts or struggles, then we can be honest with God and He will accept us. But God is not waiting for the ideal you, for the future you, for the no-doubts you, for the cleaned-up you.

God is waiting for the real you. He has mercy for every mistake, grace for every weakness, and faith for every fear. Our attitude should be, “My life is an open book. God, You know everything I am and everything I’m not. Make me, mold me, and change me where I need to be changed.”

A Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You that You never fault me for being honest about my struggles, my doubts, my weaknesses, and my fears. Thank You that You love me as I am, and You want the real me to come to You. I have nothing to hide. Make me, mold me, and change me. In Yeshua’s Name, Amen.”

Wednesday, June 09, 2021

But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Yeshua the Messiah and by the Spirit of our God. (1 Corinthians 6:11)

In life, we’re all going to have times where we fall, make mistakes, and blow it. But too often, we get our performance mixed up with our identity. You may have failed, but you are not a failure. That’s what you did.

Failure is an event. That’s not who you are. You are a child of the Most High God. You’ve been handpicked by the Creator of the universe. God is not judging you by your setbacks. Maybe you’ve blown a relationship, had an addiction, or done something you’re not proud of.

Don’t let that become your identity. God’s mercy is bigger than any mistake that you’ve made.
Your sins have already been forgiven. Every mistake you’ve made and ever will make has already been paid in full. The real question is, will you receive God’s mercy? You don’t have to go around feeling guilty, not excited about your future. You are free. You are clean. You are restored.

A Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You that Your love and forgiveness for me is not based on my performance but upon the fact that I am Your child. Thank You that every mistake I’ve made and ever will make has already been paid in full by Yeshua. I believe I am cleansed and free. In Yeshua’s Name, Amen

Tuesday, June 08, 2021
“The Lord reigns for ever and ever.” (Exodus 15:18)

The Pharaoh of Egypt who spoke proudly and defiantly against the Lord. That set up a dramatic showdown. The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob (Israel) is the King of creation, the Lord of the whole universe. He told Pharaoh, “Let my people go.” But Pharaoh refused.

The Lord God gave Pharaoh many opportunities to acknowledge the Lord’s kingship. But Pharaoh kept ignoring God. After a series of ten plagues, Pharaoh did let the people go—but then he roused his army to go and recapture the Israelites as they travelled away toward the Red Sea.

But Pharaoh’s forces were overwhelmed and swallowed up by the Red Sea. The victory of the Lord was complete and definitive. This is what finally awaits anyone who resists the true Lord of lords and King of kings.

In Exodus 15 the Israelites sing their victory song: God’s victory is their victory. They look back with joy, they look forward with hope, and they look up in triumph because “the Lord reigns for ever and ever”!

In Yeshua the Messiah, the Lord has won the decisive victory over the powers of sin, death, and hell. By faith, his victory becomes our victory, our joy, our hope, and our triumph.

A Prayer for Today
O God, “though this world, with devils filled, should threaten to undo us, we will not fear,” for you have willed your “truth to triumph through us.” Thank you for Messiah, our victorious King. Amen

Monday, June 07, 2021

“Evening, morning and noon I cry out in distress, and he hears my voice.” (Psalm 55:17)

You might have many worries in your life. May be you lost your loved one. May be you lost your job or something special in your life. But don’t worry because the Lord knows each tear that spills from your eyes.

You might be saying, “Lord when I wake up, I am in tears. When I go to bed I am in tears. My pillows are full of tears. My bed is drenched with tears.” You might be feeling this way. But don’t worry. God has a record of each tear that falls from your eyes.

The Bible says, “You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book.” (Psalm 56:8) The Lord collects each and every tear drop. He collects it in His bottle. He will answer all your prayers. 

Lord catches all your tears in a bottle as He values them much more. He keeps track of them to repay you with joys immeasurable.

The Lord will answer every prayer that is accompanied with tears. In the Bible we see how Yeshua Himself wept for His brother and loved one Lazarus. John 11:35 is the shortest verse in the Bible but the most comforting verse we know because we know that Jesus weeps for us and for our losses.

He knows the pain. He Himself has gone through greater suffering that is incomparable to ours. Yet He rose again and won victory over everything so that He can wipe our tears. There is going to be a day when the Lord will wipe away all your tears.

There is going to be a day when God will fill you with joy inexpressible for all the sorrows you have faced. Your sorrows will soon be turned into joy. (John 16:20).
A Prayer for Today
Loving Lord Yeshua, Thank You for this great promise that You will wipe away all my tears one day. Lord You know all my worries. Help me overcome my sorrows. Help me to move on. Comfort me and give me Your peace. Let me not cry anymore. Fill me with Your joy. In Your Name I pray, Amen.

Sunday, June 06, 2021

The LORD took hold of me, and I was carried away by the Spirit of the LORD. (Ezekiel 37:1)

In Scripture, the word carried means “to shoot out, to launch forward.” It implies acceleration. As God carries you through life, it’s not always going to be routine, predictable, little by little. There are times when God is going to shoot you out and propel you years down the road.

He’ll give you a break that you don’t deserve. He’ll cause you to meet the right person. He’ll turn a problem around when you didn’t see a way.

Your destiny is bigger than you’ve dreamed. You may feel as though you’ll never get to where you’re supposed to be. When God shoots you out, you’re going to make up for lost time. No person, no bad break, no unfair situation, and no organization can stop you.

The doors that are going to open, the people you’re going to meet, and the opportunities that are coming your way are going to be bigger, better, more rewarding that you’ve ever thought possible.

A Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You for being a God who makes up for lost time. I believe that You will accomplish my dreams faster than I thought possible, and my future is bright because this is my time for acceleration. I believe that You will bless me beyond my dreams. In Yeshua’s Name, Amen.

Saturday, June 05, 2021

My Dear  brothers take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry. (James 1:19)

When somebody gets on your nerves and you feel annoyed, you can’t just pop off and say everything you feel. You need to step back, take a deep breath, and think about what you’re going to say. Don’t speak out of your emotions and let your tongue run wild.

Be disciplined and calm down. Some things are better left unsaid. You don’t have to win every argument, or comment on every situation, or set everyone straight. Even when you know they’re wrong, ask yourself, “Is this worth fighting over?” Just bite your tongue and let it go.

Do you know how many headaches you could save yourself if you would just zip it up and not make hurtful comments you’re going to regret later? It takes seconds to say it, but years later the pain may still be felt. It’s much better to be slow to speak, to think about what you’re going to say, and never damage your relationships.

A Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You for Your goodness, love, and faithfulness in my life. I know that my words are powerful and that I must be disciplined to not speak out of my emotions. I choose to be slow to speak, slow to become angry, and quick to let things go. In Yeshua’s Name Amen.

Friday, June 04, 2021

“…say to her, ‘Is all well with you? Is all well with your husband? Is all well with the child?’” And she answered, “All is well.” (2 Kings 4:26)

Second Kings 4 records the story of a mother whose little boy suddenly died in her arms. Yet even when it looked unbearable, she knew that unexpected trouble wasn’t a surprise to God. She immediately set out to get her friend the prophet Elisha.

Twice she was asked if her child was well, and she answered, “All is well.” She knew that God could make a way where she didn’t see a way. Elisha prayed for the little boy, and he miraculously came back to life.

We all face unexpected challenges—the loss of a loved one, a personal failure, a layoff, a sickness. It’s easy to get overwhelmed. But rather than complain and go around in self-pity, go deeper and instead have a report of faith,

“All is well. God’s in control.” Then because you are rooted in the Most High God, you’ll feel the peace that passes understanding and have the strength to endure what should have taken you out.

A Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You that You are the Most High God who sees every unexpected and uncertain circumstance I will ever face. I declare that my peace and strength are in You, and my roots are firmly set in You. All is well today. In Yeshua’s Name, Amen.”

Thursday, June 03, 2021

“Be quiet!” the crowd yelled at them. But they only shouted louder, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us!” When Yeshua heard them, he stopped and called, “What do you want me to do for you?”
(Matthew 20:31–32)

It seemed obvious what the blind men needed. Why did Yeshua ask them? Because He wanted to see what they were believing. They could’ve said, “Yeshua, we just need cash for some food.” If they had asked from a limited mentality, it would have kept them in defeat. Instead, they asked big.

They said, “Lord, we want to see.” They were saying, “We know You can do the impossible.” When Yeshua heard their request, He touched their eyes, and instantly, they could see.

God is asking us the same question: “What do you want Me to do for you?” Now, how you answer is going to have a great impact on what God does. Don’t say, “God, help me endure my job. Help me get by.” No, dare to ask big.

“God, I want to see my whole family serve You.” “God, I want to pay off my house loan.” Ask for your dreams. Ask even for things that seem impossible.

A Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You that just as You restored the sight of the blind men, You can do the impossible in my life. Thank You that I can bring You the desires of my heart. Help me be bold to ask You for the big things only You can make happen. In Yeshua’s Name, Amen

Wednesday, June 02, 2021

“Behold, the former things have come to pass, and new things I declare…Sing to the LORD a new song, his praise from the end of the earth.” (Isaiah 42:9–10)

In Scripture, God is saying that the things you’ve been struggling with are coming to an end—the disappointment, the hurt, the bad habits. He’s about to put a stop to it and do a new thing. But if you’re going to see the negative come to an end and God do a new thing, you have to sing a new song.

You can’t go around with that same old song of who hurt me and how wrong it was. No more singing about what you can’t do and how it’s never going to work out. No, get rid of that song of defeat and self-pity and start singing a song of victory.

“I know God’s turning it to my advantage. He’s turning my mourning into dancing. He’s armed me with strength for this battle. I will lose this weight. I will break this addiction.” Is there something you need to get over today? Make this decision: no more excuses.

A Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You that You are worthy of my worship and new songs of praise. Thank You that I can put the old sad songs of defeat behind me and start singing songs of victory. I declare that this is a new day, and my dreams and vision are being renewed. In Yeshua’s Name, Amen.

Tuesday, June 01, 2021

All these are the twelve tribes of Israel, and this is what their father said to them when he blessed them, giving each the blessing appropriate to him. (Genesis 49:28)

Last words are always important. Being aware of the shortness of life can often focus our conversations on the most important things. Jacob’s parting words to his sons are recorded in Genesis 49:3-27.

Though some parts of this chapter may seem obscure to us now, we can see how Jacob assesses his sons’ character and that he offers some rebuke and correction as well as some encouragement and hope.

His words are described as a “blessing,” a gift that should call each of these sons to seek a deeper relationship with God.

As a final instruction, Jacob ­issues details about his burial. This is an expression of confidence that the land God had promised to Abraham would someday be the home of Jacob’s descendants.

Through a lifetime of struggle, Jacob has seen how God has worked out his purposes and promises. And now, after reminding his family of God’s promises, he can die in peace.

The greatest blessing we can pass along to those who follow us is the assurance that God is at work in our lives to redeem us and restore us in Messiah. Whether your remaining time on earth is short or long, have you considered how to share that legacy?

A Prayer for Today
Holy Spirit, give us words to speak that tell of your grace and kindness despite our sin. May our con­versations speak of Yeshua and his salvation, to the Father’s glory. Amen

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