Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Sadly many people suffer from self-rejection. The problem is poor vision.
When they look in the mirror they fail to see what God sees – a beautiful, brilliant gem, so they look to external features for self-acceptance failing to see their inner God-given worth.
“For the Lord does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” Zephaniah 16:7
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
He has overcome all and the battle of our salvation is already secured. Nothing can separate Him from us!
So, have courage and faith and give your struggle to Him...stand and see The Lord work on your behalf. For, if God is for us, nothing can stand against us!
The LORD is for me; I will not fear; What can man do to me?
'Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.' John 16:33
I have told you these things so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take courage; I have overcome the world!" 2 Chronicles 20:17
You need not fight in this battle; station yourselves, stand and see the salvation of the LORD on your behalf, O Judah and Jerusalem.' Do not fear or be dismayed; tomorrow go out to face them, for the LORD is with you.
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.
1 Corinthians 15:57
But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ!
Monday, January 20, 2020
We bow down before Your Throne and choose divine partnership with You today and every day.
We pray for Your pouring of The Holy Spirit into our willing hearts; that You ordain and anoint us with ongoing sanctification and transformation.
We pray for minds that comprehend and partake of Your immutable knowledge, and to receive Your holy truth into yielding hearts.
Mold us and fill us, Father, so we can be a beacon of hope to others and lead them to Your sanctuary. Show us how to be co-laborers in the building of Your Kingdom, and may it come swiftly to this hurting world.
Continue your completion in us, Lord; bend, mold and hone us into the authentic being You created and designed in us long ago.
And may Your flame blaze brilliantly within us, LORD...so we will shine radiantly as the sun and stars in the heavens...for ever and ever... In Jesus Christ's Name,
In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, And he who is wise wins souls.
You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden.
But the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn, That shines brighter and brighter until the full day.
1 Corinthians 1:8
He will sustain you to the end, so that you will be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.
For I am confident of this, that He who began a good work in you will continue to perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.
Friday, January 17, 2020
May The Lord surround and strengthen us, and place us in His perfect peace.
May His power rest on us and be made perfect in our weaknesses...according to His omniscient might...and all for the richness of His glory.
May He anoint us and fill us with the bounty of His Holy Spirit, until our cup overflows.
And may we never be shaken in our trust in Him, as He completes the good and gracious work He ordained in us long ago.
You have enclosed me behind and before, And laid Your hand upon me.
But He said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is perfected in weakness.' Therefore I will boast all the more gladly in my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest on me.'
~2 Corinthians 12:9
I pray that out of the riches of His glory, He may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being,
~Ephesians 3:16 ...being strengthened with all power according to His glorious might so that you may have full endurance and patience, and joyfully...
I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has strengthened me, that He considered me faithful and appointed me to service.
~1 Timothy 1:12
I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:
He only is my rock and my salvation; he is my defence; I shall not be greatly moved.
Thursday, January 16, 2020
Let us rise up and not grow weary in our calling...for The Lord our God has sealed for us an eternal glory.
They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.
2 Corinthians 4:17
For our light and temporary affliction is producing for us an eternal glory that far outweighs our troubles.
Truly, truly, I tell you, you will weep and wail while the world rejoices. You will grieve, but your grief will turn to joy.
Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
For the Lamb in the center of the throne will be their shepherd. He will lead them to fountains of living water, and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Have you discovered the peace, sufficiency, strength, sovereignty, love, healing, and mercy...the attributes and essence of your Maker?
Do you trust in His omniscience, receiving His grace and endurance when you run to Him, your Strong Tower of Strength?
Do you grasp how He planned your existence long ago and loves you so dearly that He provided the most holy and atoning sacrifice - HIS SON - so that you may be reconciled fully unto Him, sealed in His Book of Life?
Do you know that He is The God of all comfort, who lingers over the deepest desires of your heart; that He longs to work things together for your good, according to His Will for you in Christ?
Do you understand that He is the Most High, All-knowing, All-seeing, Self-sufficient, Healer, Provider, Banner, Sanctifier, Peace, Shepherd, Protector, and Lord over all, who is ALWAYS THERE?
If you knew Him more deeply would you approach The Throne of Grace with more confidence and trust in His Will? Would your faith, therefore, be unshakeable? Would you have peace that surpasses all understanding, regardless of your circumstances, because you know your God?
Oh, friends, let us seek Him with an insatiable desire so that we may more fully understand our LORD, and praise the inexhaustible abundance and omniscience of our Holy Father! That in Him, we may thrive and glorify Him...as we are made more fully complete into His likeness. For, from Him and through Him are ALL things, and all glory is to Him, forevermore!
...for he views the ends of the earth
and sees everything under the heavens.
This is what the Lord says—your Redeemer, who formed you in the womb:
I am the Lord, the Maker of all things, who stretches out the heavens, who spreads out the earth by myself...
You have searched me, Lord,
and you know me.
You know when I sit and when I rise;
you perceive my thoughts from afar.
You discern my going out and my lying down;
you are familiar with all my ways.
Before a word is on my tongue
you, Lord, know it completely.
God’s voice thunders in marvelous ways;
he does great things beyond our understanding.
Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out!
“Who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has been his counselor?”
“Who has ever given to God, that God should repay them?”
For from him and through him and for him are all things. To him be the glory forever! Amen.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
“Never doubt in the dark what God told you in the light…..”
-V. Raymond Edman
God is always the same, and is always available to His children...at the tip top of the mountain, or the darkest of valleys, His love for us never changes.
It is in the season when we don't feel as close to Him that we have to step out in faith...trust Him to sustain us to see the struggle through...cling to His Truth and Promises...praise Him for His blessings of grace and salvation...and recall the lighted path He has placed our feet upon.
We must see these drought seasons as an opportunity to be still, give Him the battle and trust in what He is doing...as He enables us to reclaim our joy and moves us from faith to faith...in the glory of our salvation in Him.
That I may tell of all Your praises, that in the gates of the daughter of Zion I may rejoice in Your salvation.
But I have trusted in Your lovingkindness; My heart shall rejoice in Your salvation.
Behold, God is my helper; The Lord is the sustainer of my soul.
In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know how we ought to pray, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groans too deep for words.
"'Abba, Father,'"He said, "all things are possible for You. Take this cup from Me. Yet not what I will, but what You will."
For you did not receive a spirit of slavery that returns you to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship, by whom we cry, "Abba! Father!" Romans 8:16
The Spirit Himself testifies with our spirit that we are God's children.
Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me.
Father, I want those You have given Me to be with Me where I am, that they may see the glory You gave Me because You loved Me before the foundation of the world.
1 John 3:2
Beloved, we are now children of God, and what we will be has not yet been revealed. We know that when Christ appears, we will be like Him, for we will see Him as He is.