Did you set your alarm for an early rising today? Did you double check it, to make sure it would alarm as a reminder to get up? Can I tell you something?
The alarm did not wake you up this morning, it was God. He has designed another day, for you to be busy in His Kingdom. With His mercy and grace, He allowed you another day to be about His business. So, get busy! Do what you have been purposed for today! Ring the alarm and let the devil know he cannot and will not block what God has for you to do today!!
Prayer: Thank you Lord for another day of walking in purpose and on purpose! The gift of breath today will not be in vain! We surrender and submit to your will today! You have ordained this day and this moment in time. So, right now, today, we pray you use us for your glory! In Jesus name, Amen.
Scripture: "My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O Lord; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up." Psalm 5:3, King James Version
*adapted from original post 2016*
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
Prayer gives you power to walk on purpose