Thursday, December 22, 2011

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Throw Away Excuses


Psalm 18:3

In Deuteronomy 7:1-2, God instructed His people to utterly destroy their enemies. They were to show no mercy. When God tells us it is time to deal with our negative, faithless attitudes, it is time to throw away our excuses. No more rationalizing, "Well, everybody else is negative; why should I be any different?" Get some things over with in your life today. Get rid of bad habits and negative attitudes and move on with the future God has for you. Pray: "Lord, please help me to change. Show me the root of my problem and how to get over it. I want positive changes in my life."


I will call upon the Lord, Who is to be praised; so shall I be saved from my enemies

Psalm 18:3


Enjoy Forgiveness


Psalm 32:2

If we aren't living the way God has instructed us to live, we will be miserable until we confess our sins. Once we thoroughly get everything out in the open before the lord, He gives us the power to be set free from our sins: "BLESSED is he who has forgiveness of his transgression continually exercised upon him, whose sin is covered" (Psalm 32:1). The Word says that God desires truth in our inner being (see Psalm 51:6). So we need to be honest with ourselves and with God, if we want to enjoy the blessing of God's forgiveness. Ask God to show you what needs to be changed in your life, and trust His forgiving power to continually bring about those changes in you.


Get Alone with God


Matthew 6:6

Jesus rose early to be alone with God, but Peter tried to let Him know that everyone was looking for Him (see Mark 1:35-36).  When you get alone to pray, it may seem that everybody tries to hunt you down. But Jesus sought time alone with God so He could focus on His purpose.


We see the scenario of Jesus praying alone and then meeting the needs of others again and again. Jesus went throughout Galilee preaching and driving out demons. When a leper begged to be clean, Jesus touched him, and the leprosy completely left him (see Mark 1:39-42).  If Jesus needed to be alone with the Father before He ministered to others, so do we.


Monday, December 19, 2011

Approach God’s Throne


Approach God's Throne


Psalm 25:10

What a great High Priest we have in Jesus. He understands our experiences, and He knows what it is like to live in a human body. He positioned Himself to go through the same kind of temptations we do, but He didn't give into them. He knows that the tempter lies in wait for us, and He knows we need His mercy and strength. We still fall short even when we have the best intentions to do good. God tells us to receive, not strive to get, but just to receive new mercy for each day.


Thursday, December 15, 2011

God is good!


God is going to Fix 2 things

God has seen you struggling with something. God says it’s over.
A Blessing is coming your way.

If you Believe in God send this message on. Don't ignore it. You
are being tested. God is going to fix TWO things (BIG) tonight
in your favor.
If you Believe in God, drop everything and Pass
it on. Tomorrow will be the BEST DAY of your life.

Don't Break this Send this to 10 friends in 10 minutes.


Bless Somebody


Bless Somebody


Galatians 6:9

The Word says, “Let’s each one of us make it a practice to please (make happy) his neighbor for his good and for his true welfare, to edify him [to strengthen him and build him up spiritually]”.  (Romans 15:2).  This tells me that we need to have our mind full of ways to bless people. Early in the day, think up something you want to do to bless someone. Think up something you can do to surprise somebody or to make somebody happy. You will be amazed at how quickly the Lord leads you to something good you can do for someone. Joy comes from giving on His behalf.


Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Live Unselfishly


Live Unselfishly


Proverbs 11:26-27

I believe strongly in living a “giving lifestyle”. Joy comes in giving and reaching out to other people. We don’t need to be afraid of losing our goods or ending up with nothing, because the Word of God is true.  You will get joyful when you begin to think about how you can bless somebody else. Consecrate your gift to God, saying, “Lord, I give myself to You. I renew my vow, and my commitment to obey You. I want to stay strong in You, so I seek Your face. Bless me, and make me to be a blessing to others.”

Friday, December 9, 2011

Get Rid of Distractions

Get Rid of Distractions


Proverbs 19:22

Sometimes you may just need to clear away the clutter so you can clearly see what is worthwhile. Here is a simple suggestion: Don’t keep more than you can take care of. If you have so much junk in your home that it takes you hours to dust it, get rid of something.


Find a big carton and write “Blessing Box” on the side of it. Start putting extra things into it until cleaning is more manageable. Find someone who doesn’t have much and bless them. You will be amazed at how easy it is to start your day right when you are no longer distracted by things you don’t need.


Get Up and Work

Get Up and Work


Psalm 90:17

It is obvious we are supposed to work more than rest. Some people just lie on the couch, eating junk food and watching television all day, and then they wonder why their lives are a wreck.


Once rested, get up and work. You can’t take authority over your life if you don’t have authority over a sink full of dirty dishes or a messy garage. If you want to grow in ministry to others, the Word says you must get your own house in order first (see 1 Timothy 3:5). Stay home and clean if you need to; but win the battle of getting your life in order before tackling the whole world.


Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Let God Set Your Agenda

Let God Set Your Agenda


Jeremiah 7:23

Remember, you made your schedule, and you can change it. Pray about your day, your week, and your life goals to find out what God wants you to do, and what He doesn’t want you to do.


If you don’t do what God is telling you to do, you may let people control and manipulate you to do what they want you to do. You may end up doing things for which you are not anointed. If you do what God tells you to do, He will bless you with joy, peace, rest and wonderful relationships.


Monday, December 5, 2011

Reenergize Yourself


Rest and Renew


Hebrews 4:9-10

We all have gifts and talents far beyond what we use, but many of us are so worn out that we don’t feel like doing anything. Even God rested from all of His labors, not because He was tired, but just to enjoy His creation (see Genesis 2:1-3). Stop working all the time, and enjoy yourself.


Even the land needs to rest every several years to produce good crops. If you don’t rest, you are going to cut down your production and stifle your creativity. You don’t have to work at God’s plan for you; He will cause it to come to pass.(see Philippians 1:6). Rest in Him.  


Reenergize Yourself


Psalm 25:5

If you are worn out all the time, it will affect your spiritual life because you won’t want to pray, study the Word, or walk in the fruit of the Spirit. If you are no longer sensitive to other people’s needs, you aren’t hearing from God.


If you are this tired, it is time to reenergize your life. Prune away the things that wear you out; don’t try to do what you think everyone else is doing. Wait on God to lead you, and get the rest you need to enjoy your walk with Him.


Enjoy Yourself


Ecclesiastes 2:24

We all have things that must be done, but God wants us to enjoy our life’s journey. If we are too busy, we will block the flow of what the Holy Spirit wants to do through us.


Busyness keeps us from being fruitful in the kingdom of God. God didn’t put us here just to work, strive, accumulate things, and become stressed out. He wants us to enjoy Him and His creation.


Take time to enjoy what God has given you. Enjoy your family, your home, and yourself today.


Move Forward


Philippians 3:13-14

God will anoint you to do what He calls you to do. But when His anointing is gone, let it go. Get rid of the things that God’s anointing was on at one time, but not anymore. Don’t keep doing the same thing because people expect you to.


I encourage you to prune off activities that fill your day but don’t add to your life. Sometimes we hold on to assignments that God is finished with for us. Ask God for wisdom, then walk away from tasks He no longer is asking you to do. Make room for new life to flourish through the work of your hands.


Thursday, December 1, 2011

Rest Is God’s Law

Rest Is God's Law


Hebrews 4:11

Don't work so hard that you miss your time with God. Rest is important for your spiritual and physical life. The need for rest can't be ignored; it is a law of God. Just like the laws concerning eating, sowing, and reaping, we cannot break the principle of rest without paying the price of disobedience.


Paul sent Epaphroditus home saying that he came near death through working for Christ (see Philippians 2:25-30), but God had mercy on him and spared his life. Find time to be still on a regular basis. It is in moments of rest that you are most likely to hear God speak to you.