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 […]

Steps to Life

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Pray the Scriptures: Lord, I come to You this day, not for my own needs, but for those of others who do not understand the necessity to know You. I intercede on behalf of those who have yet to find the path that leads to freedom through Christ Jesus. For individuals who have uttered the words, “I won’t do it!” or “I can’t do it!” I humbly request that You would break down their stubborn will and open their heart to a better way. Heavenly Father, I pray for their willingness and ability to see the darkness that surrounds them and for an understanding to emerge within their souls to where they want to follow You […]

Living Above Our Circumstances

“God, I need Your help. Settle my thoughts and help me to learn to live above my circumstances.” If it’s not one thing, it’s another. I believe that God wants to use me through prayer and encouragement through my hard times to encourage others. Yes, God’s Word is enough all by itself, but we must also know how to practically make it through this journey; applying that Word to our individual circumstances. It (life, that is) is really hard sometimes and I believe that we need to honestly express that so that others will know that, “Hey, I’m not alone. She’s a follower of Christ or he’s a follower of Christ, but yet they have struggles, too. So, how do they make it through? What’s different about them? What do they hold on to in times of distress?” […]

You Can Comfortably Rest in Him

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Pray the Scriptures: Lord, when I come to You, tired in my body, exhausted in my thought processing, frazzled in my soul, I know that I come to the God of my salvation who offers complete rest for me. El Shaddai, God Almighty, I know that I am able to transfer all that I carry upon Your shoulders, releasing the heaviness that this life attempts to outfit me in each day. From Your well filled with unconditional love and grace and mercy, I am able to draw all the resources that I need. As one of the many benefits offered to me, You so graciously maintain an open door policy, through Jesus Christ, which always and without reservation needed, allows me to lay my weight upon Your throne […]

Let It Do What It Do

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Pray the Scriptures: Lord, Your Word has been designed as an instrument for deliverance. It is complete, active and powered by You. It is enough and I am enough to confidently read and meditate on its truths. I feel Your power, while I utilize the Word of God in prayer as I strive to connect with You. With my voice, let me lift You up so that others may feel Your presence and see You moving within their set of circumstances. Lord, let Your Word do what it is intended to do. You require nothing out of the ordinary of me, for I am special as I am, sufficient as You made me to be. For I am Your chosen child, still growing, still learning, still finishing my process, letting Your Word do what it was uniquely created for, fulfilling it’s purpose, and soothing every doubt that comes to destroy […]

Look Ahead

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Pray the Scriptures: Lord, when I deserve nothing You give me everything. You have called me by name; I am Yours. 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. No matter what it may feel like, if I keep my focus on You, I can make it through any obstacle that comes my way. I will look ahead. For You are about to do something new. See, You have already begun! I must see it through spiritual eyes. You will make a pathway through the wilderness. You will create rivers in the dry wasteland […]

The Journey

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Pray the Scriptures: Lord, Thank You for being El Shaddai, God Almighty, who keeps me from falling. In You, I am made righteous, and with great joy You bring me into Your glorious presence without a single fault. You are God alone, and before time began, You were on the throne, You are God alone. All glory belongs to You, my Savior through Jesus Christ my Lord. All glory, majesty, power, and authority are Yours before all time, and in the present, and beyond all time!  You are my sure foundation, my comforter and my hope, who never fails to receive me into Your loving arms, while I proceed in this journey toward and with You […]