Wednesday, September 30, 2009
ILLUMINATION: Mark 4:22 "For whatever is hidden is meant to be disclosed, and whatever is concealed is meant to be brought out into the open." Where ever the Lord is He illuminates and uncovers that which was covered; He'll unveil that which was veiled & bring to light that which is in the dark. Let's continue to be pure in our motives and intentions as we pursue God's best in our lives. The Lord will reveal to us wisdom, plans, strategies, ideas - to better serve His kingdom. Lord, give us ILLUMINATION.
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
STRONG SUPPORT: 2 Chron. 16:9 "For the eyes of the LORD move to and fro throughout the earth that He may strongly support those whose heart is completely His." The word support means to bear, hold up, withstand, undergird (a load, mass, structure); serve as a foundation. No matter what we are going through, if our life is completely committed to the Lord - He will be our STRONG SUPPORT.
Monday, September 28, 2009
LOSING THE WEIGHT: Hebrews 12:1 "Let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us." It's hard to run the marathon of life when you're carrying extra baggage of guilt & condemnation. Know this that in Christ there is no guilt and condemnation that can keep us from running free in our spirit and mind. Don't get crushed. We are free! Run like the wind by LOSING THE WEIGHT.
Thursday, September 24, 2009
DRIP: Ps 65:11 “You crown the year with Your goodness, And Your paths drip with abundance” Drip means to fall in drops, to dribble, to trickle. The constant dripping of water over time can crack a concrete side walk. A little drip & trickle of God's blessing cannot be measured in the economy of the natural world. When we walk in obedience to His Word, we will be saturated & abundantly supplied by a DRIP.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
ENTHUSIASM: Psalm 37:4 "Delight yourself in the Lord..." Enthusiasm is associated with words like eagerness, fervor, zeal, fire, passion, devotion. The word Enthusiasm first appeared in the English language in 1603 with the meaning "Possession by a God" or "God within". The attitude of GOD'S People should be highly Contagious because of our zeal for life & our amazing ENTHUSIASM.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
FULLY PERSUADED: Romans 4:20-21 "Yet (Abraham) did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised." Whatever we are trusting God for in our lives whether it's with our marriage, children, business, job or health - Let's resolve to be rooted in our hopes that God will watch over His Word to perform it in our lives. Be FULLY PERSUADED.
Monday, September 21, 2009
REKINDLE: 2 Timothy 1:6 ""For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you." Rekindle means to relight, revive and renew. Sometimes we need to rekindle the gifts that are within us. Are there abilities that God has given you that has not been used recently because of neglect, discouragement, disappointment or lazyness? My friend, allow the Holy Spirit to breathe on your gift & restore & reignite the fire so that it can be used again - REKINDLE.
Sunday, September 20, 2009
GOD'S GPS TOOL: Proverbs 6:20-23 "My son, keep your father's commands and do not forsake your mother's teaching. Bind them upon your heart forever; fasten them around your neck. When you walk, they will guide you; when you sleep, they will watch over you; when you awake, they will speak to you." Wisdom that is shared by Godly parents will help guide their children to their destination. Make sure we follow our parents advice - their advice is GOD'S GPS TOOL.
Saturday, September 19, 2009
SAFE ZONE: Psalm 91:2 "I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust." A refuge is a shelter or protection from danger; a safe zone. No matter what we are going through, we can trust that our great God will be a safe haven for the stormy seasons of our lives. If you are experiencing those tough times. Take cover & shelter under His wings for He is our SAFE ZONE.
Friday, September 18, 2009
CONQUEST: Romans 8:37 "In all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us." Conquest means to takeover & overthrow; the acquisition of territory through force. The enemies of our faith would love to keep us out of the promise land of our lives. We need to be aggressive & forceful in our faith to conquer the enemies of fear, doubt, unbelief, apathy & indifference. Let's go forth & conquer the lands of our dreams & destiny. We have the power of CONQUEST.
Thursday, September 17, 2009
ENDURE: Hebrews 10:36 NLT "Patient endurance is what you need now, so that you will continue to do God’s will. Then you will receive all that he has promised." Endurance means the act, quality & power of withstanding hardship, pressure, challenges & stress. Let's continue to do the right thing. Continue to believe. Continue to ask, seek & knock. We will receive our promises & dreams - just ENDURE.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
DEFILED: Hebrews 12:15 "See to it that no one comes short of the grace of God; that no root of bitterness springing up causes trouble, and by it many be defiled." To be Defiled means to make foul, dirty, or unclean; to pollute; to taint; to make impure; to desecrate. We must fight to keep our hearts pure from the contamination of bitterness. When we hold on to resentment, we desecrate & pollute our spirit which then pollutes our attitude & perspective of life. Let's forgive & choose not to be DEFILED.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
CONDEMNED: Romans 8:1 "There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus." The word condemn means to be judged to be unfit for use or service; to be guilty & sentenced to punishment. Don't allow the voices of condemnation & guilt hold you hostage & tell you that you are unfit & incapable to live a great life. Don't remain hancuffed and shackled by his guilt trips. Let's live out our freedom & no longer live intimidated & CONDEMNED.
Monday, September 14, 2009
YOUR CROWN: Proverbs 12:4 NIV "An excellent wife is the crown of her husband." A crown is a headgear worn by a monarch as a symbol of sovereignty, often made of precious metal and ornamented with valuable gems. Often times us men are guilty of amnesia & forget that we are of royal lineage. Let's remember today how precious & valuable the crown that we wear. Be thankful for YOUR CROWN.
Sunday, September 13, 2009
CONFIRMATION: Hebrews 11:1 AMP "NOW FAITH is the assurance (the confirmation) of the things [we] hope for..." Confirmation means the act or process that upholds, substantiates and verifies an agreement. When one orders a book through Amazon.com - the customer receives a confirmation number that seals the contract for delivery. Our faith in God's Word is the confirmation number that seals the deal of our hopes.
Saturday, September 12, 2009
MISS YOU MOM: A year has passed & I still miss you. You were everything to me. I miss everything about you. Your smile. Your touch. Your smell. Your hug. Your kiss. Your laugh. Your cooking. Your scoldings. Your lectures. Your stories. Your instructions. Your support. Your sacrifice. Your humor. Your presence. Your love. 'Till we meet again, just know that I appreciate you & I really MISS YOU MOM.
Friday, September 11, 2009
THANK YOU LORD: 1 Thess. 5:18 "Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you." To give thanks in all circumstances does not mean to give thanks for all circumstances. It means that no matter what situation that we find ourselves in - whether it's in harvest time or famine time; whether it's on the mountain top or the valley; good times or bad - there's always a reason to say THANK YOU LORD.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
UPWARD: Psalm 121:1-2 "Lift up my eyes to the hills—where does my help come from?" Life has a way of applying so much pressure on our heads that the sheer weight of our daily challenges can cause our head to turn downward. Negative thoughts can feel like a ton of bricks, but when we cast our burdens & concerns upon the Lord - our thoughts & imaginations will soar like eagles & cause our head to face UPWARD.
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
GOD'S PEACE: Phil 4:6-7 "With thanksgiving, present your request unto God. And the peace of God which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Peace means freedom of the mind from annoyance, distraction, anxiety, an obsession; a state of tranquility & serenity. After giving the Lord our request, let's enter His supernatural rest where there is only tranquility & serenity.
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
AUTHORITY: Luke 10:19 "I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you." Authority means to have the power to determine, adjudicate, or otherwise settle issues or disputes; the right to control, command, or determine. Let's use the supernatural power that has been delegated to us to enforce our position of victory by Walking in AUTHORITY.
Monday, September 7, 2009
DON'T CONFORM: Romans 12:2 "Do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind." Conform means to agree, yield and consent to act in accord with the prevailing standards, attitudes or practices. It takes no ounce of courage & strength to conform to the world's culture but it will take every ounce of conviction & faith - to live a transformed Christian life. DON'T CONFORM.
Thursday, September 3, 2009
BOLDNESS: Proverbs 28:1 "The righteous are as bold as a lion." Boldness means: Not hesitating or fearful in the face of actual danger; courageous and daring. With boldness Elijah challenged the culture of his time. Many of his own people were influenced to follow other god's but Elijah stood up against the pressure & forces of wickedness. Let's pray to be bold & courageous like Elijah. Let's walk in might & BOLDNESS.
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
SERVICE: Matt. 20:28 "The Son of Man came not to be served, but to serve and to give his life a ransom for many." Service: the performance of duties or the duties performed as or by a waiter or servant. We enjoy going to restaurants and stores that provide good customer service. When their goal is to make our experience pleasant, we enjoy it. Let's make people enjoy being around us because of our joy of SERVICE.
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
SANCTUARY: Psalm 20:2 "May He send you help from the sanctuary & grant you support from Zion." Definition of Sanctuary: A sacred place where fugitives were formerly entitled to immunity from arrest. The devil considers you a fugitive & wants to imprison you for your past mistakes. When you serve God & give your talents to expanding His CHURCH, He will send you help & support from the CHURCH - His SANCTUARY.