Week of January 27, 2019
As I look back on 2018, in my little sphere of the world, it was a tough year. Death, rejection, sickness, relational discord, and violence ravaged the lives of many people I know, including myself. It was painful to watch. Painful to experience and endure. However, love, joy, hope, faith, and the promise of 2019 seemed promising.
During my Consercation, I've been praying a lot regarding my relationship with God. I went back to "define our relationship." I wanted to know where we stood, what I needed to make it better, different, special and intentional.
God reminded me of most marriages the honeymoon, marriage realization, rebellion, cooperation, and explosion stages. Sometimes our relationship is like that with God, when we become stagnated in our relationship with Him. We no longer look to please God. Therefore I am challenging you to "Set Time" for God this week.
I feel hopeful that we will get through this year together with love, power, and prayer! Here are a few starters. I hope they will be helpful.
Pray that God would awaken the passion inside of you to live for Him and Him alone.
Ask God to set a fire within you; a hunger for more of Him and His Word. Pray that your desire to be close to God would only continue to increase.
Spend a few minutes remembering and journaling about how you felt when you first came to know Jesus. Ask God to make you feel that way again.
Pray for steadfastness.
The world is full of many distractions, and each new year brings the opportunity for more disorder.
Pray for steadfastness. Ask God to steady your heart, direct your steps and help you keep your eyes fixed on Him. Thank Him for giving you the strength you need to stand firm on His promises when the rest of the world is wavering.
Read: 1 Peter 5:7-10
Pray for spiritual growth.
Ask God to give you the grace to know Him more, in spirit and truth. Thank Him for His commitment to complete the good work He began in you, as Philippians 1:6 promises. During your quiet time, make a list of areas where you’d like to grow specifically this year. For example, maybe you’d want to serve in the community more, get involved at your church, tell more people about Jesus, keep a God gratitude journal or just spend more time in God’s presence.
Read Philippians 1:6
Week of January 20, 2019
"I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth. My soul shall make her boast in the LORD: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad. O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together."
This song was written by King David as he was going through life calamity. David knew the importance of acknowledging God through his trails, therefore; he wanted those who were apart to Rejoice in the Lord with him.
"O magnify the Lord with me." This seems to be addressed primarily to the “humble,” those referred to in the previous verse. As they could appreciate what he would say, as they could understand the nature of his feelings in view of his deliverance, he calls upon them especially to exult with him in the goodness of God. As he and they had common calamities and trials, so might they have common joys; as they were united in danger and sorrow, so it was proper that they should be united in joy and in praise.
The word “magnify‘ means literally “to make great,” and then, to make great in the view of the mind, or to regard and treat as of great. The idea is, that he wished all, in circumstances similar to those in which he had been placed, to have a just sense of the greatness of God, and of his claims, David offers an invitation "And let us exalt his name together."
This week let us unite in “lifting up” the name of Jesus that is, in raising it above all other things in our own estimation, and in the view of our current world issues; in so making it known that it shall rise above every other object, that all may see and adore the God we serve.
Week of January 13, 2019
John 14:14 "If ye shall ask anything in my name, I will do it."
This Verse in the book of John blessed me!!! I challenge you to grab hold of this verse to use it against the enemies plans for your life!
The Word of God says that a cause without a cause cannot settle on a righteous person. Sin opens the door primarily through disobedience for a curse to settle on a person. Generational curses are curses in which a parent or ancestral parent that we are in the direct lineage of, has sinned and opened a door for it to passed on from one generation to the next. Usually, there is some form of display or manifestation in the natural realm, indicating what the curse is. through a person's behavior. no matter what it is the manifestation it needs to be dealt with through repentance.
On this week I'm asking God to break and destroy any curses, ungodly soul ties, unholy alliances or any unrighteous agreements you have entered into. That your spirit, mind, and soul be FREE from that mention today in the name of Jesus, Amen!
Week of January 6. 2019
"Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee, and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations".
2 Timothy 1:9
"Who hath saved us, and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began."
I pray that Gods Word this week will illuminate your life. That you will declare His word and see it come to pass. I'm standing on His word concerning your life. Whatever the plan He has designed for you. Let your "YES" be sincere so that you are able to walk by faith and not by sight. I bind all intentional distracts for you this week. I bind the mouth and hand of the enemy in the name of Jesus! Remember I told you last week you already WON! Therefore I bind the spirit of failure that will try to come upon you. In Jesus name Amen!