January 5, 2020
As you walk with the Lord, you need to walk in faith. Faith in Him, that He can do all things. Faith is believing till you receive, not the faith of the microwave that the answer should be instant. That faith is not believing. Believing is to have faith that it will happen, but just in God's timing not yours. Don't doubt or give up for then you are not believing. God says trust and believe till it comes. When you constantly think about something that you want, you are not trusting. Also, some allow fear to come into their lives which brings doubt. That stops the work of the Lord in all areas. You need to get to the place that even if the answer does not come, you will be fine. That is letting go and letting God work. In the days ahead we will have to trust and believe for the end is coming soon and you want to be caught up and not swept away. Get close to the Lord for your life will depend on it.
January 12, 2020
We know the most important thing to do for someone is to lead them to the Lord. But the second most important thing to do for someone is to pray with them or for them. Prayer can be powerful if you spend time with the Lord daily. It is our job to pray and the Lord to answer. Ask the Lord to bring someone in your path that would need to know the Lord or would need prayer. God will answer this prayer for it lines up with His Word. God will open doors. You want people to see Jesus in you. When someone needs prayer they will know who to ask because people are watching just as God watches us. You want your actions to glorify the Lord. Even if you only silently pray for that person without their knowledge, that prayer has enough power to draw them into a relationship with God in the future. Prayer is the means by which we help others get close to God. As you pray for others and with others, you would have changed lives for eternity.
January 19, 2020
When you fear that means you believe God is not in control. Jesus connects fear with lack of faith and that's what tormenting fear is. It is written, without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. You need a faith that you can cast down all fear and ask the Holy Spirit to grow faith in you. Jesus says have faith, don't doubt. Believe God is with you and He is diligently working on your behalf if you trust in Him. That means you must know that you know that He hears you and answers you. Ask Him to teach you to pray in faith without being double minded, for anyone that is double minded does not receive from God. You need mountain moving faith, ask for it and believe you can have it in order to glorify the Lord. Seek Him with your whole heart, for it is written, He rewards those when they seek Him. Confess that fear and doubt is sin and ask for forgiveness.
January 26, 2020
You will be convicted by the Holy Spirit when you sin. Jesus paid a price for you and you belong to Him. Your body is the temple of His Spirit and you must not defile it in any way. If you sin, you are not led by the Holy Spirit, you are led by your fleshly desires or the enemy of your body, soul, and mind. Ask the Holy Spirit to lead you out of the path of sin and walk in righteousness. If you ask for help to break destructive habits and pick up beneficial ones He will answer. Ask God to help with the things you are struggling with and for Him to lead you away from temptation and give you strength to do the right thing. God wants us to be set apart for His purposes. We are to be different from the world in the way we act, think, and live. So cast down all thoughts and foolish imaginations contrary to God and bring every thought into captivity to Christ.
February 2, 2020
If you know God, you know He has more for you than you can imagine. But if you don't know Him, you won't receive all He has for you. God is an all knowing and all loving God who has the desire for all to be saved. You must desire Him whole heartily into your life and walk in all His ways. Don't love others above God, such as your spouse, children, grandchildren, or your job. He can see what is in your heart, so don't try to deceive ones self. When people ask you to pray, pray, don't forget about it. As they go up for prayer, stand back at your seat and pray. God is watching every move we make, every word we say, put Him first. When you pray earnestly for others in Jesus Name, God will listen and remember when you need a prayer answered. God is an awesome God and He can do all things, if we only believe. Trust and Believe and He will lead you in His path of righteousness.
FEBRUARY 9, 2020
Everyone God has created his gifts that He has placed in you. It is up to you to follow the leading of the Holy Spirit for those gifts. Every gift He has given you is to be used for His glory. As long as you depend of God each day, and trusting in His Word as you study it, you will know where He is leading you to go. You can ask God what your gifts are, some may not think they are important, but if God has given them to you, they are important. You don't know how God will use them in someone's life. Just trust Him and obey. Unfortunately, some use the gifts God gives them for the enemy's glory. Big mistake, you don't want to do that. We must submit to the Holy Spirit to lead us in the recognition of our gifts. Don't try to form our own gifts because that will not work, God can't work through those. But when it is God's gifts that He is bringing out of you, they will manifest in His timing alone.
February 16, 2020
Our emotions run with what is happening in our lives or what we may feel could happen. As we think about things in our mind, our emotions are affected. Your thoughts produce emotions. If your thoughts are negative or positive then your emotions can run wild. It is written, In His presence our hearts are made whole and your emotions become positive. Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it springs the issues of life. He who is of a merry heart has a continual feast. So surrender and let the Holy Spirit control your emotions. God wants you to being your emotions and feelings to Him. When you walk close to the Lord, let Him control your emotions. Bring good and bad emotions to Him and know that He is in control. Trusting in Him is where you want to be and your emotions will line up with what He wants and not what you want if you bring it to Him. Talk to Him about what is happening in your life and sit and wait for Him to answer. He does answer if you listen.
February 23, 2020
When you bear good fruit you will draw others to Jesus. Good fruit is only from the Holy Spirit. You can be a believer and not have good fruit if you are not following the Holy Spirit because He cannot function to His fullest in someone who ignores or denies the Holy Spirit in them. We are to beware of false prophets, they are ones that comes in sheep's clothing, but do not follow them for they are wolves in sheep's clothing. They may sound good, but if you watch their fruit it is not of the Lord. To most, they may seem good and of God, but be weary. God will show you when you should not follow, if you listen to Him. Always ask for discernment when you are walking with the Lord, for you will need it. Remember the devil knows what God can do and he will try to deceive you, be wise. The fruit of the Spirit will be visible only in a person who lives in obedience to God's ways. When they walk by the flesh, pride settles in and they think they are better then you. But trust in the Lord and he will bring you through and out of what the enemy is trying to do in your life by deception.
March 1, 2020
It is crucial to bear good fruit in your relationships. If you are walking with the Holy Spirit leading you and not your flesh and pride. You will humble yourself unto the Lord. The best seeds to plant in any relationship is through prayer. Ask for love, compassion, and giving of yourself. When we don't give in our relationships, we stop up the blessings God has for us in them, and we cannot produce a harvest of His fruit. If you are always bailing someone out whom God needs to teach to trust Him, then that is not producing good fruit. So then that one depends on you and not God. To bearing good fruit in relationships, pride is one of the biggest obstacles. When you walk in pride, you become conceited. Instead, walk in unity in your relationships and let the Holy Spirit led you in the way you should go.
March 15, 2020
If you are walking with the Lord, the Holy Spirit will guide you to godly friends and lead you away from spending time with ones that do not produce the righteousness of God in your life. As you read His Word, you will see how God warns us not to surround ourselves with ungodly people. Look at King David's son Amnon who had a crafty friend who brought evil into his life and he took advantage of his half sister. The evil spread into the family because King David did not address this incest as the Lord instructed. That sin grew further down the family with Absalon who took revenge into his own hands concerning his sister. See how this one ungodly friend destroyed the whole family. Do you think it is worth destroying your whole family? If you don't think it is, then pray God will guide you in the right direction away from the ungodly. But if you don't think the evil can touch you and your family, then you better check your heart for it is not right with God. Evil destroys and God shows us throughout His Word.
June 21, 2020
This is how God works in us. Seek His presence with all your heart. A most precious gift He can give us except to die for our salvation. Our Father in heaven is an awesome God and you should respect Him and reverence Him daily. When we don't receive all that the Holy Spirit has to offer us, we reject the gift Jesus paid the price for us to have. Ask God to fill you with His Spirit to over flowing and to guide you in the way you should go. Where the Lord leads you, His hand will protect you. You should desire to walk in His love not the human love that fails us daily. Desire to be saturated in His Agape Love. The Holy Spirit has the power to change us, desire that change. John the Baptist said, "He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire". That fire is from the Holy Spirit that will refine you and remove all that is not of Him. Desisre the Holy Spirit to strengthen you and to live the life God has for you.
June 28, 2020
The Holy Spirit empowers us to do what God has for us to do. The Holy Spirit is all God and we cannot make His power come, but you have to cooperate with the Holy Spirit in order for God's power to work through us. If you allow the Holly Spirit to work in your life you will see work in your life. If you want things to work in your life for good, then you need to surrender to God completely. You need to obey His laws and commandments and go where the Holy Spirit leads you. Invite Him into your life, welcoming Him and worshipping Him in spirit and in truth. If you don't surrender, then God can't work in your life in the way He wants to work. We are all called by God to do something in our lives for Him. Most people think they know what they need and what is best for them. But God is supreme and He knows better than you what you need. Acknowledge Him, desire to know Him better, long to hear from Him and learn to follow Him. Yes, God does speak to us, you need to listen and not drown out His voice.
July 5, 2020
If you want to move into all God has for you, you must obey Him. Did you know that sin weakens you an shortens your life? When you obey Him, you are strengthen and your life I extended. You can't get to where God wants you without being in His Word daily and listening for His still small voice. When you don't read His word daily, the enemy cn come and deceive you for you won't know His voice. If you don't depend on God for everything, then you tend to trust in yourself and think you don't need God for anything. This is a anger that people hav because the enemy is the deceiver and he does it slowly so you don't realize that it is happening till it is too late. His Word reminds us of His laws and shows us I'm His Word all that can happen if we don't obey an also what can happen if we do obey. If you know God' Word, you know you want to obey. You should desire to obey the living God and not go by what you want or what you feel you should do. Disobedience is not the way to go, for God will not let it go for too long because He is a God of order.
July 12, 2020
To please God, you must have faith. To have strong faith, you need to read His Word, hear His Word, know His Word and trust in HIs Word. For His promises to work in your life, you must know them and believe them. To know them is hunger and thirst for His Word daily. Depend on His Word because your life depends on it. For if you don't know His Word, then you don't know Him. The Holy Spirit will bring to your mind scriptures when they are needed in circumstances in your life. He will bring deeper comprehension and understanding if you ask. Ask Him to help you retain what you read and what you hear the Holy Spirit telling you. Desire to obey what He reveals to you and walk in that way. It needs in your heart, not just in your mind because there are a lot of people that know the Word, but is it in their heart? You will know them by their fruits.
July 19, 2020
In the last days, God gives a promise that He spoke of through the prophet Joel. We are in the last days now, and who can deny it? You can see and hear what is happening throughout the world and see that truly this is the last of the last days. Just as happened so long ago when God saw that the people were destroying themselves with sin and corruption, it is happening today. The United States is destroying themselves from within. The enemy is sitting back and laughing at the country that once was governed by God is now being governed by the evil one. The events that God told in His Word through His Spirit, His Son, and His prophets are now happening. It is unfolding before our eyes and if the church does not wake up and stand up for the Lord, this county is doomed. Pray with a fervency for this world, this country, the young and the old to come to know Jesus as their Savior and their Lord. This is the last generation and you better know Jesus and know that you know where you will be in the end times without question. Are you ready?
July 26, 2020
We can worship God with all our heart, soul, and strength, if we have the Holy Spirit cleanse our hearts of everything that is not of Him. Ask God to restore a dead or damaged part of our mind, heart, or memory that has been perverted from the way God intended for it to be. When this is done from your Father above, it should bring praise and tears of joy for Praise is a weapon of warfare. When we do not worship God as we should, we are putting ourselves on the throne of our own kingdom in our own world. God sees and hears all we do and when we don't walk in His ways, He is not happy. Do not let pride and your own purposes to pull you from what God wants. For when you worship things that cannot save you or give you life, you become dead like they are. When we worship God for who He is, He infuses us with His life changing power which softens our heart and makes us strong. Our worship affects who we are, because we become like who or what we worship.
August 2, 2020
Be in the Word so you can resist temptation. As you read His Word He will shine a light on your soul and reveal what you need to see. As you read the Word, God will show you that He won the victory. Then when temptation comes you can quote the Word to the enemy. Resist temptation with prayer and refuse to doubt God. Pray, Lord save us from temptation that me and my house will know you are Lord and God. Being tempted doesn't mean you are a bad person you've done something wrong, because being tempted isn't sin, but giving in to temptation is the sin. Anything you put above God in your life is an idol including our wants, desires, and selfish requests. Ask God to keep you from entertaining any thought that gives place to even the slightest suggestion of temptation. It is deadly. Let the Holy Spirit empower you to run the other way.
August 9, 2020
Do not let the fire of God grow cold. Do not become distant from the Lord. When outside influences draw you away from spending quality time with Him. You should reverence Him, live His way, love and serve Him with all your heart and keep His commandments. Did you know that busyness, obsessing over our work to the exclusion of all else, or allowing other people, the internet, or television to occupy all of our time. Are these things competing with Him for your attention. Drive out all that draws you from the Lord, for if you don't, you will be like the Israelites that allowed the Cananites to remain among them and they caused dissension. Ask the Holy Spirit to guide you and advise you what needs to be separated from you. Do not walk in jealousy or covetousness, don't try to strive to be like other people. Be what God wants ou to be, not be like someone else. Don't let money rule you. Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal what you need to draw away from. The Holy Spirit will begin to open your eyes to whatever wastes your valuable time and energy for no earthly benefit.
August 16, 2020
You need to realize that our mind affects you more than you think. It can take you into a darkness that you don't want to go. Do you realize if you let your mind control you, it can take you into your old habits and patterns of thought and far from all God has for you. Do you realize that your mind that you reason, understand and make decisions can take you into good or evil. But when your mind is controlled by the Holy Spirit, you have peace, contentment and rest. Being spiritually minded is good, but being carnally minded is bad. Those who live by the flesh walk by the flesh. Being carnally minded is always at odds with God. You are setting yourselves up as an enemy of God if your carnal mind controls you. But God gives us a mind of Christ, which means you have access to right thinking. So turn to the Lord and what He did at the Cross and cast down all things contrary to God's Word. So choose to love God with your entire mind and that will crowd out all that is in your mind that is not of God.