Recently, I have been thinking on the story of the woman with the alabaster box. The account found in Luke 7: 36-50. This woman is pressing my spirit. As I read the beginning verses, her knowledge of the situation is inspiring. There are two things this woman is sure of, one, she knows she is a sinner. Secondly, she knows Jesus is going to be at the religious leader's home. But, knowing this did not stop her. She must have been aware that the religious leaders and those in attendance would know her as a sinner as well. Matter of fact, further down in the verses the man alludes to her sin.
Have you ever walked in a room and the room becomes quiet? I can only imagine the reaction when she, a sinner, walked in the home. However, she did not quit. She took her precious box, poured out her heart, in spite of who she was and what the people thought they knew.
My questions for you today, is where is your box? What one thing is holding you back from repentance? from worship? Are you ready to give it all Jesus?
Prayer: Lord, you reign! You are Alpha and Omega! You are Lord of Lords! You are King of Kings! Give us the strength to come to you and repent daily. Give us the faith to worship you daily. We recognize we are imperfect but you God are perfect! Create in us a clean heart and renew a right spirit within us. We give you praise, honor, and glory. In Jesus name, Amen.
Scripture: The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise. Psalm 51: 17 KJV
One week ago today, something I did not plan happened. However, what I realized, when it is not part of our plan, God still has a plan. So, I am going to continue to P.L.A.N.
I am going to continue to walk in Purpose.
I am going to continue to Love God with my whole heart.
I am going to continue to ACCEPT His plan.
I am going to continue to Nourish my relationship with Him.
No matter the circumstances of life, God deserves all the glory and the honor! I have learned to be content in whatever situation, like Paul.
Prayer: Thank you, Lord! You are all we need. We accept your plan for our lives. It is for you to get glory and honor. In Jesus name, Amen.
Scripture: You can make many plans, but the Lord's purpose will prevail. Proverbs 19:21 NLT
When God shows you an event, circumstance, or situation, you can trust it will come to pass. It may not happen immediately, but it will happen. Recently, God show me or gave me a feeling, (discernment) regarding a specific situation in my life. When that very situation came to light,
I could only laugh and thank God for the manifestation.
I wonder if that is how some in the Bible reacted after God prepared them for what was coming. For instance, Noah and the ark. People must have thought he was crazy, but when the rain came, they wanted to get on the ark!!! Do not let others encourage you or discourage you from what God has shown you, even if you seem to be waiting an eternity.
A co-signer is not needed when God is doing the leading.
Trust God! If He said it, it will come to pass! Wait on the manifestation of his power!
Prayer: Thank you, Lord for what you have manifested and what is about to manifest in our lives. We give you praise for the manifestation of protection, love, strength, and guidance.
In Jesus name, Amen.
Scripture: But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.
1 Corinthians 12:7 KJV
The word of focus this month is assignment. As the month prepares to close,
God has revealed several things concerning assignment.
1. Assignments are individual.
2. Assignments are for the kingdom.
3. Others are attached to your assignment.
4. Assignments must be completed.
Do you know your assignment? We all have an assignment. Assignments are given by God. Matter of fact, before you were formed, God had determined your assignment/assignments. It is hard to imagine all the intricacies of your life were determined before your arrival, but there is nothing impossible for God!
So, know your assignment and do that!
Prayer: Lord, I commit my actions to you knowing your plans will succeed.
In Jesus name, Amen.
Scripture: For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
Ephesians 2:10 KJV
If you say yes to his will,
HE WILL open doors.
HE WILL make provision.
HE WILL give you strength.
HE WILL provide favor.
HE WILL move mountains.
HE WILL hold you in his hands.
HE WILL protect you.
HE WILL direct you.
HE WILL place you in the right position.
HE WILL use you for his glory!
IF you say yes to his will, HE WILL...
Prayer: I say yes to your will, Lord! I want to be used by you. I want to walk in my purpose for your purpose. Yes Lord! I will do, go, and say whatever you want me to do this day. In Jesus name, Amen.
Scripture: And the Lord came, and stood, and called as at other times, Samuel, Samuel. Then Samuel answered, Speak; for thy servant heareth. 1 Samuel 3: 10 KJV
BOUNTIFUL OVERFLOW from SURRENDING and SUBMITTING
Bountiful overflow comes by surrendering and submitting to our Father.
There is peace with the Father.
There is love with the Father.
There is hope with the Father.
There is joy with the Father.
Make the BOSS MOVE and Surrender to your Father.
Make the BOSS MOVE and Submit to your Father.
Walk like a BOSS!
Talk like a BOSS!
Be a BOSS!
Prayer: Thank you, Lord for bountiful overflowing of love, joy, peace, and hope.
In Jesus name, Amen.
Scripture: Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Psalm 23:5 KJV
The road is a little bumpy.
Actually, the road is full of bumps.
The hurdles are getting higher and higher.
Many road blocks are blocking your journey.
The distractions are destroying the vision.
Keep pressing your way!
Keep pushing your way!
Leap over the hurdles, you will land safely.
Run through the blocks, you will knock them down.
See the distractions, you will receive clear vision.
EVERYTHING YOU NEED IS WITHIN YOU.
GOD IS DIVINELY DISTRACTING BECAUSE YOU NEED DIVINE DIRECTION!
Each hurdle, each road block, each distraction is a set up to victory!
See each bump as a new mountain of praise!
Give God thanks for DIVINE DISTRACTION!
YOU ARE HEADED IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION!
Prayer: Thank you, Lord! The distractions are putting us in the right position for promotion. We give you all glory and honor. In Jesus name, Amen.
Scripture: The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way. Psalms 37:23 KJV
Have you ever been in this place?
I CANNOT take this!
I CANNOT do this!
I CANNOT handle that?!
I CANNOT! I CANNOT! I CANNOT!!!!
Well, you are right! You cannot but GOD CAN!
GOD CAN TAKE IT!
GOD CAN DO IT!
GOD CAN HANDLE IT!
Let go and LET GOD!! Trust Him with everything that concerns you!
Do you not know you are a child of the MOST HIGH GOD?
Do you not know you are a child of the LIVING GOD?
YOU CANNOT BUT GOD CAN!
Prayer: Lord, I give it all to you. The burdens, circumstances, issues of life, I trust you, Lord! I recognize in my weakness you are strong! I know the battle belongs to you. I will continue to stand on your Word. In Jesus name, Amen.
Scripture: Who is this KING OF GLORY? The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle.
Psalm 24:8 KJV
GOD OVER ALL LIES!
It has been said "you will never make it", you will never succeed", "you are worthless", "you have no purpose", but I am here to tell you, those are lies!!!
Those are lies from the enemy!
God created everything, including you and it is "ALL GOOD!"
You will succeed! You will make it! You have PURPOSE!
DECREE AND DECLARE I AM VICTORIOUS!
I AM A WINNER!
the enemy IS A LIAR AND A DEFEATED FOE!
I DECREE AND DECLARE GOD OVER ALL LIES!
Prayer: Thank you Lord, for protection from all lies spoke over our lives. In Jesus name, Amen.
Scripture: The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. John 10:10 NIV
There is a story, several stories, that speak to the mentality of people and/or animals who are caged for sometime and when the doors are opened; they remain in the cage. These stories shine a light to the mentality of being in a "locked in" mindset.
I want to encourage you today, evaluate your mindset. Are you "locked in" to what is comfortable and fear "moving out"? Are you "locked in" a position that you know is not where God will have you? Are you "locked in" by your own thoughts of disappointments and failures?
FREEDOM is available for you. You can break free from the cage/cages that have you "locked in". I know the Master Locksmith who has made freedom available for you. He has opened doors for you that you cannot see. He is waiting on you to take the first step. Trust Him.
There is peace in His FREEDOM.
There is joy in His FREEDOM.
There is hope in His FREEDOM.
There is healing in His FREEDOM.
Prayer: Thank you Father God, for FREEDOM. It is a blessed assurance to know you are the Master Locksmith who opened all doors that hold us captive. We give you glory, today.
We give you praise, today. In Jesus name, Amen.
Scripture: Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.
Galatians 5:1, KJV
Prayer gives you power to walk on purpose