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February 3, 2017, 1:41 PM

God Will Guard You

Have you ever wanted something so bad, that you thought about it "day in" and "day out"? You couldn’t picture your life without it, so you prayed about it. Then you waited and waited and waited and waited and the longer you waited the more anxious you got. You began to ask questions like: What should I do? How long should I wait? When I will I get an answer? What happens if I don’t get an answer?

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7.

These scriptures tell us to be anxious for nothing, but pray about everything! It tells us in doing so; God will give us a peace others cannot understand. He will guard our hearts against all harm and danger. I love the word guard. It is defined as a precautionary measure warding off impending danger, damage, or injury. Isn't that good to know? God is listening to your prayer requests, providing you peace and protecting you. Has there ever been a time when you were waiting anxiously for an answer to a prayer and you decided to stand on faith and let go and let God have His way. Did He come through and meet your needs? Maybe in a way you didn’t expect? You can trust Him to always meet your needs.

Isaiah 26:3 You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you!

This is my Prayer: God help me to let go of my anxieties and share with you my concerns. Show me how to praise you, while I wait for your answer. Guard my heart Lord, that I will have faith in your protection and provision. Help me to trust that You will always meet my needs. In Jesus name, Amen.

February 3, 2017, 1:38 PM

Let God Lead You

Is your daily routine of life a battle of worrying. So often, many of the battles we are worrying about are things God never intended for our lives. How do you begin your day? Before you begin your day, turn on the news, or get the kids ready for school, take time to ask God for His guidance. Ask Him to guide your decisions, thoughts, words, and mindset, so you can live the life God has purposed for you! We must begin to adopt a mindset to seek Him first. You have to begin to ask yourself, "Is this God approved?"

James 1:12 God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.

This verse tells us when a man has been approved; he will receive the crown of life, which the Lord has promised to anyone who loves Him. Then and only then, you may go through trials and tribulations, will you find yourself with a sense of peace, neglecting to worry, blessed day in and day out, because each decision has already been pre-approved by God!

Romans 8:28 And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose.

This is my Prayer: God help me to reflect on how Your guidance has worked out for my good in every situation. Help me to seek Your guidance and direction everyday and everything. Give me a heart willing to follow Your lead. Help me to make the needed changes in my life, so that I can take the time I need with You. In Jesus name, Amen.

February 1, 2017, 12:00 PM

The Lord will see us through

So we can say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper, so I will have no fear. What can mere people do to me?” Hebrews 13:6

Do you understand how powerful this scripture is? We know no matter who has plotted against us; God promises to help us through! Whether on our jobs, within our relationships, or while in school, we can trust God is there to help us. We do not have to be fearful because God has already promised victory. Think about a time you worried about an issue and God gave you victory.

“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. So do not be attracted by strange, new ideas. Your strength comes from God’s grace, not from rules about food, which don’t help those who follow them.” Hebrews 13:8-9.  

Although the world has all kinds of ideas and attractive ways on how to live our lives; we need to remember, He is our strength and same God who help us yesterday, is helping us today, and will help us tomorrow.

This is my Prayer: God restore the memories of the victories you have given me, and give me an attitude of victory for the future.  Help me to over look the world distractions and stay close to you and live in your strength.   

January 31, 2017, 8:08 PM

Authentic Relationship

Jesus’ first disciples proclaimed a message based on their personal relationship with Jesus. We have that same privilege. If our lives and leadership are not based an intimate, experiential knowledge of Jesus, our words will sound empty and we will not be able to sustain a lifestyle of servant leadership. Who do you know Jesus to be? Have you heard Him speak to you? Have you seen Him at work? What can you tell others about Him?

That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched--this we proclaim concerning the Word of life.—1 John 1:1

This is my prayer: Jesus, I want my life and relationships to flow from my relationship with You. I want to see you, to hear You, to touch You. I want to share with others the life that You have given me. Help me take time with You to stay focused. Help me to keep time with You at the top of my priorities. In Your Name, Amen.

January 30, 2017, 12:00 AM

Blessed to Bless

Have you been blessed? What’s your reaction to that question? Is it easy to see how and how much you’ve been blessed? Or is it difficult, especially with so many people around who’ve been blessed more? All of us have been blessed (Genesis 1:28). In one way or another, do you have a job, some money, enough to eat, a safe place to live, family, some friends, a church, or an education? It may be in unique ways and in varying degrees, but we’ve all been blessed . . . abundantly.

So how then should we think about these blessings? I mean, how can we reconcile the fact that we’ve been blessed with so much—so much more than others alive right now in other parts of this country and around the world? The only way to think about our blessings is to view them as means to bless others. We are blessed to bless others. Knowing what we do about God and about his intentions for us (Matthew 22:36-39), how could we ever conclude otherwise? How could we ever conclude that we’ve been blessed simply so that we may live in comfort, security, and in isolation? We must view these blessings as personal invitations into God’s much greater story of blessing other people.

This is my prayer: Jesus, help me to take a few minutes to note the specific ways you have blessed me. Focus my mind on seeing the true blessings, especially the ones that I might have gotten used to and begun taking for granted. Thank you God for what you given me, help me to see how I may use it to be a blessing to others. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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