He Tried It

Have you ever felt powerless; in need of direction? Even with the direction or what you believe is the right key, do you feel as though you really cannot seem to unlock the truth of God’s Word in your life? Do you feel locked out? Has your patience been tried again and again? Well, guess what? HE TRIED IT and allowed it and it is developing your patience. Watch out now! Who tried it? God tried it! What did He allow? The development of your patience. How did He do it? Through the testing of your faith. See! You really aren’t locked out. You’ve just been trying over and over again to use your rusty old key that will not fit any lock that you try until You let the Lord do what He wants to do in and through your life. When He supplies the oil of His anointing, the key will slide right on in and turn towards your OVERWHELMING VICTORY through Jesus Christ. James 1:3 (Amplified Bible – AMP) says, “Be assured that the testing of your faith [through experience] produces endurance [leading to spiritual maturity, and inner peace].” Hmmmmm! Struggle = Peace? […]

Just When…That’s When You Trust Him Most

Isaiah 41:10 is always one of my go to verses, but today I want to look at it from the Amplified Bible. Isaiah 41:10 (AMPC) says, “Fear not [there is nothing to fear], for I am with you; do not look around you in terror and be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen and harden you to difficulties, yes, I will help you; yes, I will hold you up and retain you with My [victorious] right hand of rightness and justice.” Just when God is in the process of bringing forth a tremendous out pour upon your life, that is when Satan will show up right at the finish line. But we must not fear. Why? Because there is nothing to fear. Oh yes! He will attempt to trip us up and make it seem as though what God said is not true and what is happening in our life, which is meant to turn things around and bring great joy, is not real or not really of God. But this is simply a trick of the enemy […]

Stepping Out on Faith – God All I Want is You

(Intentional Prayer)
Pray the Scriptures: Lord, thank You for the tests and trials. Thank You for the one-on-one time that they have enabled me to spend with You. Thank You for Your strength in times of great need. As You continue to pour into my life so that I may be a blessing to others, help me to hear Your voice and it, alone, so that when You speak, I will, without hesitation, continue to step out on faith. I want to continue to climb this ladder from the pit that Satan orchestrated for me, to MY OVERWHELMING VICTORY! As You have called Abram, You have also called me to do Your will, to go to the land that You will show me. You have a purpose and a plan for my life to bless me so that I will be a blessing to others […]

No Matter Which Way The Wind May Blow

(Intentional Prayer)
Pray the Scriptures: Lord, I come to You today just as I am. Some days are a bit more challenging then others, but in the good and the bad, no matter which way the wind may blow, my response will always be to turn to You. I can rest in knowing that I belong to You. I have already won a victory over everyone and everything that comes against me, because the Spirit who lives in me is greater than the spirit who lives in the world. Thank God! You give me victory over sin and death through my Lord Jesus Christ. I can be strong and immovable. I will always work enthusiastically for You, my Lord, for I know that nothing I do for You Lord is ever useless […]

Remember Who You Are and Whose You Are…Build Yourself Up in Christ

When things just do not seem to be going your way, remember who you are and WHOSE you are and build yourself up in Christ. You are God’s divine child who is blessed and surrounded with His everlasting shield of love. Life in and of itself does not always leave us feeling encouraged. There may not always be someone walking beside us acting as our cheerleader, pushing and prodding us to keep the faith. No one may be shouting in our ear, “HOLD ON! BE STRONG!” We must find ourselves remembering who we are and WHOSE you are; building ourselves up in Christ Jesus. How do we do this? It always goes back to the Word of God […]

Tired? God will Carry Your Load

(Intentional Prayer)
Pray the Scriptures: Lord, I thank You for the ability to pile my troubles on Your shoulders, for Your Word says that You are readily accessible so that I may simply unpack my burdens and give them to You. You will take care of me. You will not permit me to slip and fall, for I am godly. Lord, I long to find that place of release in You, to truly realize and fully understand that I need not wrestle with one single thing because You have my back. You are watching over me. I desire to make this a habit, O God, so that giving everything to You becomes so much a part of my nature that it will be just like walking, talking, and breathing. In place of the anxiety and worry that has once been my constant companion, which heavily weighed me down and caused me to be in a state of pure exhaustion, God, thank You for deliverance both seen and unseen […]

Where’s the Power? Word’s Aren’t Enough…

We can’t just speak the Good News, the Holy Spirit must be present to provide the power. When we speak what God gives to us in reference to the Good News of Jesus Christ, we must make sure that our words are not just mere words, but that they are backed by the power of the Holy Spirit that is in operation within our lives. It is the power of the Holy Spirit that penetrates the hearts of those who are listening and evokes the change that begins to take place within their lives. What we have to say, even when it is truth, will not go very far if the Holy Spirit does not go along with it to break down stony hearts and cut through the chains that have many imprisoned within the chaos of their hearts and minds. Let us pray and ask God to word our mouths and let the power of the Holy Spirit do the work that it was intended to do […]

Today’s Lesson

(Intentional Prayer)
Pray the Scriptures: Lord, as I sit in the room with the Holy Spirit as my instructor, first I ask that You wipe the slate clean. Anything that is not like You, O Lord, I ask You to erase the board and give me a fresh start in You. Help me to be alert and to focus on the lessons that I must learn. Help me to rise early to hear what the Holy Spirit has to speak to me. I rise early, before the sun is up; I cry out for help and put my hope in Your words. As I study Your Word each day, teach me, for I am eager to learn. I am attentive to Your voice and am confident that through Your teaching, I will pass the test. Your Word, O Lord, when You send it out, it always produces fruit. It will accomplish all You want it to, and it will prosper everywhere You send it. Your Word, it brings forth life! God, Your Word speaks to me as I receive and take in all that the Holy Spirit imparts. Your Holy Spirit gives me revelation, illumination, and teaches me how to apply it to the matters of my life […]

Pick the Right Key

The Key to Overwhelming Victory is Obedience. Pick the Right Key. The above statement has been my takeaway from my wilderness experience. When God is ready to start bringing us out of our test or trial, which may not occur in a flash, it will most likely require our obedience to His Word. We have a part to play within our healing and deliverance timeline. Yes! God has a purpose and a plan and He has a set desire for when He wants to bring us through, but our actions, either good or bad, could prolong or speed up the process to our Overwhelming Victory. The goal: our faith is magnified front and center and Christ is glorified. God’s greater purpose must be fulfilled as part of our individual deliverances. He wants to use us. He wants our testimony to glorify Him. He wants us to be an example of obedience to others who may be watching our lives, trying to see the God that we say rests, rules, and abides within us […]

Blessed By God – He Changed Me

(Intentional Prayer)
Pray the Scriptures: You are worthy, O Lord my God, to receive glory and honor and power. For You created all things, and they exist because You created what You pleased.” Thank You Lord for finding me pleasing in Your sight. You made me, and know all about me, and when I turn my life over to You and allow You full reign over all, You work in and through me to change me into Your likeness. You have blessed me with everything that I need, which can be found in You, via the great gifts that You have provided to me. Whatever is good and perfect is a gift coming down to me from You, O God my Father, who created all the lights in the heavens. You never change or cast a shifting shadow. You chose to give birth to me by giving me Your true word. And I, out of all creation, became Your prized possession. God, Thank You for giving mind-blowing blessings to me […]

No Satisfaction – Not on My Watch

Count it ALL joy. Wow! This seems virtually impossible. A word that has been interchanged with count is the word consider. To consider it an opportunity for great joy is to think ahead or to look ahead. When there are tests and trials and heart wrenching struggles, there is room for God to move. Counting it all joy or considering it an opportunity for great joy is looking ahead to a better day. It’s saying, “If I’m this low now, just think about how high God can elevate the circumstances of my life.” In the midst of our trials, we have the gift of looking ahead to the joy of watching God work it for good. We can watch Him settle a situation or reverse circumstances. We can watch Him wipe the slate clean. If He did it before, He can do it again. NOT ON MY WATCH will I give Satan any satisfaction of seeing me stay down […]

He Can Do It Again

When we are called by God to “Go” or “Come”, we must be obedient to the voice of the Lord. When Jesus said to the disciples “Let’s cross to the other side of the lake”, the disciples heard His voice, and according to the Scripture, without question, got into the boat and they started towards the intended destination. We, too, as did the disciples, while Jesus is constantly with us, may encounter some fierce storms. What we believe to be steps of faith after hearing the voice of God, can erupt into a shaking of our lives, leaving us in unsettled waters. Waves of disruption can seem to appear out of nowhere. What the disciples did after visibly seeing the storm with their natural eyes should not be our first response. They began to panic, but one good thing is, they knew who to call upon. “Master, Master, we’re going to drown!” When Jesus heard their cry of distress, He rebuked the wind and the raging waves. SUDDENLY the storm stopped and all was calm […]

He Did It For Me, He Did It For You

(Intentional Prayer)
Pray the Scriptures: Thank You Almighty King for a love that covers all; a love that spreads beyond what my eyes can see. Everything You’ve done, You did it for me. For this is how You loved the world: You gave Your one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. You sent Your Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him. Lord, I do not deserve it, but nevertheless, You did it all for me. Jesus, my Savior was pierced for my rebellion, crushed for my sins. He was beaten so I could be whole. He was whipped so I could be healed. Like sheep, I have strayed away. In times past, I have left Your path, O God, to follow my own. Yet, You Lord laid on him, my Redeemer, the sins of us all. Thank You for saving me! […]

Truth Be Told…God, I’m Listening

While I was doing a devotional on yesterday, I came across some Scriptures that if truth be told, are prompts to remind us that God has already provided us with a book filled with significant Words from His heart to ours. It is full to overflowing, bursting with nothing but truth. As part of our life’s experiences, we have those days where we REALLY desire to hear a significant Word from the Lord. We desire an unequivocal Word from Him to bring about change and produce an immediate shift in our atmosphere, something that will bring light into the darkness that is attempting to creep in. So, what do we have to do? We have to seek after the truth of His Word. “I’m listening. God speak to me.” […]