Say His name...
Something happens when you say His name. If you did not experience anything as you said His name, repeat until something happens. I promise you, something will happen. Everyone will not have the same experience because we are uniquely made. However, God knows what you need in every moment! So, say His name... JESUS, JESUS, JESUS, JESUS, JESUS!!!
Prayer: Thank you God, for there is power in the name of JESUS! Remind us today, to just say HIS name. There is healing in HIS name! There is deliverance in HIS name! There is peace in HIS name! There is joy in HIS name! There is love in HIS name! In the MIGHTY NAME OF JESUS CHRIST, AMEN!
Scripture: O give thanks unto the Lord; call upon his name: make known his deeds among the people. Psalm 105:1 KJV
The holidays prove to be difficult for many. Reflecting on those who have been promoted to a heavenly position causes the return of sadness, despair, and/or feeling lost. Maybe you have lost a parent, child, family member, or friend and you are questioning God.
Are you wondering how you can be thankful without the love of your life?
Are you in a painful situation right now? Maybe you are one of many who have lost employment due to the virus.
Are you wondering where you and your family will live? eat? survive?
I know things do not look good at the moment. I know things do not feel good at the moment. However, I want to encourage you.
EVERYTHING you need is within you as a believer.
I have an assignment for you to complete.
Take a piece of paper and write "THANKFUL" at the top; then start a list of those things you are thankful for in your life.
When you focus on the good, the bad does not feel so bad.
As you look at your list, you can see where God keeps his promises.
As you look at your list, you will gain renewed strength to keep moving forward.
After completing your list, talk with God. Give him your burdens!
Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Shalom for your peace today. We thank you for life, health, and strength. We thank you for food, clothing, and shelter. We thank you for meeting our needs.
We thank you for the ability to look to the hills.
We thank you for the ability to stand on your promises. We thank you! In Jesus name, Amen.
Scripture: I will praise thee, O Lord, with my whole heart; I will shew forth all thy marvelous works. Psalm 9:1 KJV
This continues to be a difficult year. So many things have tried to put me in the valley. I hurt.
I have tried to be there for family and friends as they have experienced some of the worst moments of their lives. I hurt. I feel the pain. I feel the hopelessness. I feel the tears.
Last night and this morning, I have been crying out to God. I hurt. I feel the pain.
I did what I was told to do. I prayed. I fasted. I cried. I encouraged. But....I hurt...
This morning God spoke to me. He said "assume the position." I knew immediately what he was telling me. Give it to Him. Get on my knees. Lay prostrate before Him. Give it to Him.
He knows I hurt. He knows I feel the pain. He knows I cry. He hears my prayers. He is giving me strength to do His will when others hurt. He said "give it to me." Assume the position.
Prayer: Thank you Lord for never leaving nor forsaking your children. Thank you Lord for using your servants to pray, cry, encourage, and hope for those when they are in the valley. Thank you for strength, peace, and your mercy and grace as your servants do your will. In Jesus name, Amen.
Scripture: Yea, thou I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; thy rod and thy staff comfort me. Psalm 23:4 KJV
To know Him is to know his saving power. He can save you from pain, fear, doubt, hopelessness, and despair. The only requirement is to believe; believe he died for you to be saved. When you believe in the saving power, you remember where your strength comes from. Do not give up! Keep the faith! Walk in the saving power of Jesus Christ.
Prayer: Thank you Lord! Your love is enough to save this world. Your love will heal this land. In Jesus name, Amen.
Scripture: The Lord your God is living among you, He is a mighty Savior. Zephaniah 3:17 NLT
It is not easy being attacked from every angle.
Troubles on the right.
Calamity on the left.
Storm clouds above you.
Enemy in front of you.
Backstabbers behind you.
What to do?
Be still. Trust God.
There is nothing impossible for him.
In the valley? Look up.
In quickstand? Stand firm.
Getting pulled in all directions? Hold on.
The LORD GOD has ALL POWER and HE IS YOUR JEHOVAH NISSI!
Prayer: Thank you, Lord for saving us today. Although the battle is fierce, YOU are strong! We give you glory and honor! In Jesus name, Amen.
Scripture: The LORD himself will fight for you. Just stay calm. Exodus 14:14
There are times in life when you may not feel like a survivor.
Some call them "valley experiences." You may be in a "valley experience" right now.
A medical diagnosis
Something or someone has you in a valley experience and you do not feel strong; you feel weak. Let me encourage you!
When you are in the valley, look up!
Look to the One who is covering, protecting, and loving you!
He will never leave you nor forsake you, even when you are in the valley.
When you are weak, He is strong!
Scripture: What shall we then say? If God be for us, who can be against us? Romans 8:31 KJV
Prayer: Thank you Lord for your strength and mighty power. Even in a "valley experience" you are there protecting and covering. Your love is bigger than any "valley experience." Glory and honor belongs to you! In Jesus name, Amen.
You are a survivor because you are a child of the Savior. It is simple.
If you are in doubt, I invite you to read the Word.
2 Thessalonians 3:3 "but the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one."*
Isaiah 54:17, "no weapon forged against you will prevail."
Psalm 23:4, "even though I walk through the darkest valley,I will fear no evil, for you are with me."
2 Timothy 4:17, "the Lord will rescue me from every evil attack and will bring me safely to his heavenly kingdom."
These are only a few of many Scriptures to remind you of why you are a survivor. If you are still in doubt, pray and ask God to reveal more of his word to you, so that you may walk in victory.
YOU ARE A SURVIVOR because YOU ARE A CHILD OF THE SAVIOR.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, I thank you for your protection. I decree and declare, "I am a survivor and I will not be defeated." Thank you Lord. In Jesus name, Amen.
Scripture: But you, Lord, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high. Psalm 3:3 NIV
*Unless otherwise noted, all biblical passages referenced are from the New International Version.
Do not quit! Do not throw in the towel! Do not walk away! Do not give up!
You are under attack because you are special!
You are anointed!
You are destined for great things!
You already have the victory!
The enemy is already defeated!
Remember who you are, child of God!!
Prayer: Thank you Father God for strength! Thank you for we are conquerors and not conquered! You are fighting our battles! You are destroying our enemies! You carry us through the obstacles of life and stay with us at all times. We give you honor and glory! In Jesus name, Amen!!!
Scripture: What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? Romans 8:31 KJV
Inspired words from God given to men, his spoken word to his children, is life giving, life changing, and life sustaining.
Go to the word.
Listen as God speaks to you.
Listen as he tells you he loves you.
Listen as he tells you how wonderful you are.
Listen, he is speaking!!
Prayer: Thank you Father for the word. Speak Lord for your child is listening. Speak Lord for your child is seeking. Thank you Father! In Jesus name, Amen.
Scripture: All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. 2 Timothy 3:16 NLT
Food provides physical substance. Food is filling, provides nutrients, and it removes toxins from the body. It provides temporary joy and pleasure. But, it can also cause guilt.
However, the Word of God is the better choice. The Word is not only necessary but it is mandatory for the believer. The Word provides everything the believer needs; substance, strength, joy, peace, understanding, and hope. The Word removes toxins; those things you think or do that are displeasing to your Father. Eat your spiritual food daily.
Meditate on the Word daily.
Prayer: Thank you God for the Word. Thank you for providing inspired words to guide those on this Christian journey. Your Word is power. Your Word is strength. Thank you God for the Word. In Jesus name, Amen.
Scripture: But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. Matthew 4:4 KJV
Prayer gives you power to walk on purpose