Ephphatha – Be Opened

When God speaks, everything closed that should not be can be opened in Jesus’ name. Even when the door has been shut for what seems like forever, God has great power to open up the way. Aren’t you excited about this? I am. What appears to be closed in our lives can be opened when we follow closely and are ready to receive our deliverance. Let’s take a quick look at the story of Jesus healing a deaf and dumb man, making him physically whole, and see how this can apply to our personal lives […]

Living Water Flows

(Intentional Prayer)
Pray the Scriptures: For You bless the godly, O Lord; You surround them with Your shield of love. Because of Your love, anyone who believes in You may come and drink! For the Scriptures declare, ‘Rivers of living water will flow from his heart.’” Thank You Lord for the living water that flows in my life. The source of life giving power rejuvenates the dry places and sustains me from moment to moment. When I go through deep waters, You will be with me. When I go through rivers of difficulty, I will not drown. When I walk through the fire of oppression, I will not be burned up; the flames will not consume me […]

Don’t Interrupt the Pruning Process

(Intentional Prayer)
Pray the Scriptures: How joyful are those who fear the Lord—all who follow Your ways! I will enjoy the fruit of my labor. How joyful and prosperous I will be! Lord, fulfill in me what You will have me to do. I want to enjoy the fruit of my labor and be joyful and prosperous in who You have made me to be. The process can appear to drag on, but the pruning is necessary if I am to be fruitful for You, as well as in all areas of my life. I want to complete the process no matter how long or how demanding the pruning gets […]

Initiate the Reboot Sequence Before You Become Inoperable

God may have to do a total reboot in our lives while we wait for the Savior to hit the restart button that will release us to continue in our true calling for Him. Does this sound familiar to you? You are going about your day doing the duties that you have been assigned to do. You have just about completed the project but then the file that you have open on your computer cannot be saved. What happened? The computer has frozen up! No warning. No alert was sent. You are just stuck with no alternative but to initiate the reboot sequence. This is tragic. So you think! […]

I Give Up

(Intentional Prayer)
Pray the Scriptures: Lord, I come to You with an honest heart. I know Your will. I have studied Your commands. My intellectual mind knows the way to go; but God, sometimes, oftentimes, I get in my own way. God, I give up. I give up the struggle to have things go as I have planned, because, let’s face it, God, it is futile to believe that I will have the final say. I give up trying to control the course of my life and will allow you to have full reign. This goes against what my carnal mind chooses to do, but as I begin a new year, I have come to the conclusion that the fight that I have tried to fight requires that I give up in order to actually win […]

Don’t Let My Labor Be in Vain

(Intentional Prayer)
Pray the Scriptures: God Your Word says, “A hard worker has plenty of food, but a person who chases fantasies has no sense.” I pray today that I not be found pursuing worthless things as You look upon my life to find the glory that belongs to You. Let all of my dealings with others be on the up and up, for Your Word tells me that, “Wealth from get-rich-quick schemes quickly disappears; wealth from hard work grows over time.” How joyful are those who fear the Lord—all who follow Your ways! I will enjoy the fruit of my labor. How joyful and prosperous I will be! […]

He Fills My Life With Good Things

(Intentional Prayer)
Pray the Scriptures: Let all that I am praise the Lord; with my whole heart, I will praise His holy name. Let all that I am praise the Lord; may I never forget the good things He does for me. He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases. He redeems me from death and crowns me with love and tender mercies. He fills my life with good things. My youth is renewed like the eagle’s! Lord, You are ALL to me. You are my peace in a storm, my joy through the valley, my strength in moments of weariness, where my heart rejoices because of who You are to me […]